Nepal Classic Everest Trek Dates & Rates

Developed by one of Aurora’s legendary climbing guides, Tashi Tenzing, this easy-paced nine day trek, dubbed ‘The Yeti Trail’, offers the ultimate Everest experience without climbing the mountain itself! The regions rhododendron and pine-scented forests open to reveal a wilderness of rock and ice, where prayer flags flutter above rooftops in Sherpa villages, and gold-tipped stupas decorate ancient monasteries. As we make the 3 to 6 hour daily treks, regular stops ensure plenty of time to take in these spectacular vistas and to enjoy delicious meal breaks. Each evening is spent in one of Tenzing’s custom-built lodges featuring private rooms with ensuite and a three-course homemade meal. We are delighted to invite you on this exclusive trek through the heart of the Everest region.

Check planning and fitness requirements here.

Trek grading: moderate to vigorous. Read more on our trek grading.

dates & prices

Classic Everest Trek (CEV08)

Dates: 23-09-2014 to 05-10-2014
Duration: 13 day package
Start: Kathmandu, Nepal
Finish: Kathmandu, Nepal

This 12 night/13 day package includes

+ 2 nights accommodation in Kathmandu both pre andpost trek (total 4 nights)

+ Airport transfers

+ Kathmandu sightseeing tour

+ 9 day Classic Everest Trek which includes all meals, accommodation, gear package including kit bag andwalking poles, scenic helicopter flight from Kongde to Lukla, porter and guiding services

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Group Size Price
8-14 people US$4255
Single supplement US$899

Prices are in USD per person, twin share. Please note: For passengers arriving earlier then the start date of the expedition, transfers can be provided at USD $20 per person. Group size: maximum of 14 people & minimum of 6 people, plus leader per trek. This is an easy-paced trek suitable for those that walk (for exercise) daily. A light training schedule is recommended prior to your trekking holiday.

For teams, clubs or other groups of 6 or more we are happy to assist in organising a private departure of one of our amazing treks at a time that suits you best. Please contact us for more information or a group quote on +61 2 9252 1033 or email us.

Classic Everest - Diamond Jubilee Trek (CEV10)

Dates: 14-04-2015 to 26-04-2015
Duration: 13 day package
Start: Kathmandu, Nepal
Finish: Kathmandu, Nepal

INCLUDED IN TREK PRICE

+ Four nights accommodation in Kathmandu, twin share with breakfast basis (two nights pre-trek and two nights post-trek)

+ Group airport arrival and departure transfer

+ Welcome dinner and drinks

+ Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu

+ Return flight from Kathmandu to Lukla

+ All internal transfers by private bus, jeep, and car

+ Loan of a trek kit bag and walking poles (trek only)

+ Eight nights in quality Yeti Mountain lodges

+ All meals on trek

+ One free drink during Happy Hour each night on trek

+ Scenic helicopter flight from Kongde to Lukla, (weather permitting)

+ Emergency medical kit

+ Local Nepali trek leader, sherpas and porters to carry all personal and group equipment.

 

NOT INCLUDED IN THE TREK PRICE

+ International flights

+ Airport arrival or departure taxes

+ Visas and visa extension costs

+ Passport and / or vaccination charges

+ Travel insurance or any emergency evacuation charges

+ Hotels and meals not included in itinerary

+ Optional excursions not included in the itinerary

+ All items of a personal nature including but not limited to: alcoholic beverages and soft drinks, laundry services, personal clothing, excess baggage, medical expenses, gratuities and email or phone charges.

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Group Size Price
6-14 people US$4100
Single supplement US$690

Prices are in USD per person, twin share. Please note: For passengers arriving earlier then the start date of the expedition, transfers can be provided at USD $20 per person. Group size: maximum of 15 people & minimum of 8 people,  plus leader per trek. Please contact Aurora Expeditions for more dates on +61 2 9252 1033.

For teams, clubs or other groups of 6 or more we are happy to assist in organising a private departure of one of our amazing treks at a time that suits you best. Please contact us for more information or a group quote on +61 2 9252 1033 or email us.

Classic Everest - Diamond Jubilee Trek (CEV11)

Dates: 05-05-2015 to 17-05-2015
Duration: 13 day package
Start: Kathmandu, Nepal
Finish: Kathmandu, Nepal

INCLUDED IN TREK PRICE

+ Four nights accommodation in Kathmandu, twin share with breakfast basis (two nights pre-trek and two nights post-trek)

+ Group airport arrival and departure transfer

+ Welcome dinner and drinks

+ Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu

+ Return flight from Kathmandu to Lukla

+ All internal transfers by private bus, jeep, and car

+ Loan of a trek kit bag and walking poles (trek only)

+ Eight nights in quality Yeti Mountain lodges

+ All meals on trek

+ One free drink during Happy Hour each night on trek

+ Scenic helicopter flight from Kongde to Lukla, (weather permitting)

+ Emergency medical kit

+ Local Nepali trek leader, sherpas and porters to carry all personal and group equipment.

 

NOT INCLUDED IN THE TREK PRICE

+ International flights

+ Airport arrival or departure taxes

+ Visas and visa extension costs

+ Passport and / or vaccination charges

+ Travel insurance or any emergency evacuation charges

+ Hotels and meals not included in itinerary

+ Optional excursions not included in the itinerary

+ All items of a personal nature including but not limited to: alcoholic beverages and soft drinks, laundry services, personal clothing, excess baggage, medical expenses, gratuities and email or phone charges.

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Group Size Price
6-16 people US$4100
Single supplement US$690

Prices are in USD per person, twin share. Please note: For passengers arriving earlier then the start date of the expedition, transfers can be provided at USD $20 per person. Group size: maximum of 15 people & minimum of 8 people,  plus leader per trek. Please contact Aurora Expeditions for more dates on +61 2 9252 1033.

For teams, clubs or other groups of 6 or more we are happy to assist in organising a private departure of one of our amazing treks at a time that suits you best. Please contact us for more information or a group quote on +61 2 9252 1033 or email us.

Classic Everest - Diamond Jubilee Trek (CEV13)

Dates: 22-09-2015 to 04-10-2015
Duration: 13 day package
Start: Kathmandu, Nepal
Finish: Kathmandu, Nepal

INCLUDED IN TREK PRICE

+ Four nights accommodation in Kathmandu, twin share with breakfast basis (two nights pre-trek and two nights post-trek)

+ Group airport arrival and departure transfer

+ Welcome dinner and drinks

+ Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu

+ Return flight from Kathmandu to Lukla

+ All internal transfers by private bus, jeep, and car

+ Loan of a trek kit bag and walking poles (trek only)

+ Eight nights in quality Yeti Mountain lodges

+ All meals on trek

+ One free drink during Happy Hour each night on trek

+ Scenic helicopter flight from Kongde to Lukla, (weather permitting)

+ Emergency medical kit

+ Local Nepali trek leader, sherpas and porters to carry all personal and group equipment.

 

NOT INCLUDED IN THE TREK PRICE

+ International flights

+ Airport arrival or departure taxes

+ Visas and visa extension costs

+ Passport and / or vaccination charges

+ Travel insurance or any emergency evacuation charges

+ Hotels and meals not included in itinerary

+ Optional excursions not included in the itinerary

+ All items of a personal nature including but not limited to: alcoholic beverages and soft drinks, laundry services, personal clothing, excess baggage, medical expenses, gratuities and email or phone charges.

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Group Size Price
6-14 people US$4100
Single supplement US$690

Prices are in USD per person, twin share. Please note: For passengers arriving earlier then the start date of the expedition, transfers can be provided at USD $20 per person. Group size: maximum of 15 people & minimum of 8 people,  plus leader per trek. Please contact Aurora Expeditions for more dates on +61 2 9252 1033.

For teams, clubs or other groups of 6 or more we are happy to assist in organising a private departure of one of our amazing treks at a time that suits you best. Please contact us for more information or a group quote on +61 2 9252 1033 or email us.

Classic Everest - Diamond Jubilee Trek (CEV14)

Dates: 06-10-2015 to 18-10-2015
Duration: 13 day package
Start: Kathmandu, Nepal
Finish: Kathmandu, Nepal

INCLUDED IN TREK PRICE

+ Four nights accommodation in Kathmandu, twin share with breakfast basis (two nights pre-trek and two nights post-trek)

+ Group airport arrival and departure transfer

+ Welcome dinner and drinks

+ Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu

+ Return flight from Kathmandu to Lukla

+ All internal transfers by private bus, jeep, and car

+ Loan of a trek kit bag and walking poles (trek only)

+ Eight nights in quality Yeti Mountain lodges

+ All meals on trek

+ One free drink during Happy Hour each night on trek

+ Scenic helicopter flight from Kongde to Lukla, (weather permitting)

+ Emergency medical kit

+ Local Nepali trek leader, sherpas and porters to carry all personal and group equipment.

 

NOT INCLUDED IN THE TREK PRICE

+ International flights

+ Airport arrival or departure taxes

+ Visas and visa extension costs

+ Passport and / or vaccination charges

+ Travel insurance or any emergency evacuation charges

+ Hotels and meals not included in itinerary

+ Optional excursions not included in the itinerary

+ All items of a personal nature including but not limited to: alcoholic beverages and soft drinks, laundry services, personal clothing, excess baggage, medical expenses, gratuities and email or phone charges.

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Group Size Price
6-14 people US$4100
Single supplement US$690

Prices are in USD per person, twin share. Please note: For passengers arriving earlier then the start date of the expedition, transfers can be provided at USD $20 per person. Group size: maximum of 15 people & minimum of 8 people,  plus leader per trek. Please contact Aurora Expeditions for more dates on +61 2 9252 1033.

For teams, clubs or other groups of 6 or more we are happy to assist in organising a private departure of one of our amazing treks at a time that suits you best. Please contact us for more information or a group quote on +61 2 9252 1033 or email us.

Itinerary

TRIP DATES
13 day package 23-Sep-14 to 05-Oct-14
13 day package 14-Apr-15 to 26-Apr-15
13 day package 05-May-15 to 17-May-15
13 day package 22-Sep-15 to 04-Oct-15
13 day package 06-Oct-15 to 18-Oct-15

Please note: For passengers arriving earlier then the start date of the expedition, transfers can be provided at USD $20 per person.

Day 1 Today you fly into Kathmandu as per your own arrangements. You will be transferred from the airport to your hotel.

Day 2 A sightseeing tour of Kathmandu is included today. Your evening is at leisure.

Day 3 After breakfast we transfer to the domestic airport for a flight to Lukla by Yeti Airlines. After lunch in Lukla, we begin with our three hour gentle climb along the banks of the Dudh Koshi River. Nupla (5885m) and Kusumkang (6367m) can be seen in the distance. Following the left bank of Dudh Koshi river we reach Phakding, where we visit the monastery of Sano Gomila, Rimijung Gompa. This Gompa is home to ancient idols housed in a metal cask. We overnight at Yeti Mountain Home – Phakding.

Day 4 Trek to Monjo – 3 hours (2850 m). After tea served in bed and a hearty breakfast, we embark on next gentle hike. As we follow the level path along the right bank, Thamserku (6623m) looms skyward on the opposite bank. After crossing a stream and climbing the terraced hill from the Dudh Koshi route, we arrive at Banker. We carry on to Chumo before beginning the ascent to Monjo, where lunch is served at our next Yeti Mountain Lodge. This afternoon we visit the local monastery before a relaxing evening of acclimatisation at the lodge.

Day 5 Trek to Namche – 4-5 hours (3440m).After breakfast we embark on our 4 to 5 hour walk to Namche. Crossing into the Sagarmartha National Park, we cross mountain streams, suspension bridges, and lush mountainsides, taking in the splendour of our surroundings. Walking a short distance along the Bhote Kosi we ascend to the picturesque village of Namche Bazar. This is also the day where you get first views of Mount Everest and Lhotse – a special moment indeed. We overnight at the Yeti Mountain Home – Namche.

Day 6 Namche excursion day (3440m). Today we enjoy a day’s rest it the village of Namche. After a healthy mountain breakfast we embark on a short half-hour walk to the 50th Anniversary Everest Memorial Stupa built by the Grandson of Sherpa Tenzing Norgay - Tashi Tenzing himself. The Stupa affords breathtaking views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Amadamlam, which we enjoy over a hot cup of tea. On the way back we head to the Sherpa museum where you can learn about Sherpa culture and history. We enjoy lunch at the lodge. During the afternoon we visit the Namche Monastery, followed by free time to explore the village and visit the local markets. Overnight at Yeti Mountain Home – Namche.

Day 7 Trek to Thame – 4-5 hours (3800m). The trail is the entry route to Tibet through Nangpa La which passes by Cho Oyu (8012m), first summited in 1954. This is a most beautiful and peaceful trail adorned with scented pine trees and various varieties of Rhododendron trees (the National Flower of Nepal). You pass the village of Thomo, Samden. From here you cross the Bhote Koshi River and ascend 200m to Thame Village; home of the most famous Sherpas including Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Mr Apps Sherpa (who summited Everest 21 times) Overnight at Yeti Mountain Home – Thame

Day 8 Thame Excursion day (3800m). After breakfast, we walk up to Thame Monastery. We continue our walk for 4-5 hours towards the Sumdur Peak (5229m), situated on the head of Thame Gompa (known by locals as “Special Peak). Once you reach the top, one can enjoy the breathtaking beauty of Teng Kangpoche, Kongde, Everest, Makalu, Pharcharmo, Cho Oyu, Thamserku, Kangtega and Kusum Kang. You also pass by Nangpa La and Tashi Laptcha Peak. Evening entertainment is provided with a special Sherpa Cultural Dance program performed by the Mothers of Thame. Overnight at Yeti Mountain Home – Thame

Day 9 Trek to Kongde (4250m). After breakfast you walk about 6 hours through beautiful rhododendron, pine and bamboo forests. This route is the original Khumbu Sherpa used before 1950. From Thame, you will have a leisurely downhill walk for 30 minutes to Khumbu Electric Power House, on the other side of Bhote Koshi River, before coming across a typical small Sherpa village “PARE”. Walking through pine and bamboo forests you will arrive at the impressive glacier of Kongde Mountain which affords fantastic views of Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam. Enjoy a hearty packed lunch with panoramic views of Khumbu in the background. Overnight at Yeti Mountain Home – Kongde

Day 10 Kongde - Excursion Day (4250m). After breakfast walk 3 hours to Farak Ri (500m) – a spectacular spot that enjoys panoramic views of the entire Khumbu Valley and views of 8000m peaks of Everest, Lhotse Makalu, Cho Oyu, Ama Dalam, Thamserku to name a few. Reconvening back at the lodge for lunch & dinner, guests can enjoy the spellbinding panoramic views of Tengboche monastery, Namche and Khumjung village. Soak up the grandeur of the Solukhumbu Ranges as you relax with an aperitif of your choice. Overnight at Yeti Mountain Home – Kongde

Day 11 The excitement is palpable as guests prepare for the helicopter flight of a lifetime. Be whisked up in a B3 Euro Helicopter (the best for the High Altitude Flying) over the Gokyo lakes, striking mountain passes, over Everest Base camp, passing the Khumbu Glacier and then back towards the valley of Lukla. After landing at Lukla you will connect to your schedule flight back to Kathmandu (45 mins). If the weather is unfavourable, you will walk back to Lukla via Phakding (2 hrs) where lunch will served . After lunch the group will trek back to Lukla for overnight stay at the Yeti Mountain Lodge.

Day 12 Kathmandu – sightseeing or day at leisure – overnight at hotel

Day 13 Final Departure, transfer to international airport

This 12 night/13 day package includes 2 nights accommodation in Kathmandu both prior and post trek (total 4 nights), airport transfers, Kathmandu sightseeing tour and the 9 day Classic Everest Trek which includes all meals, accommodation, gear package including kit bag and walking poles, helicopter flight from Kongde to Lukla, porter and guiding services.

Activities

TRIP DATES ACTIVITIES
13 day package 23-Sep-14 to 05-Oct-14
13 day package 14-Apr-15 to 26-Apr-15
13 day package 05-May-15 to 17-May-15
13 day package 22-Sep-15 to 04-Oct-15
13 day package 06-Oct-15 to 18-Oct-15

How to Prepare

To ensure you have an enjoyable and safe trekking expedition we have developed some important pre-departure information to help you prepare. Our reservation staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Before you depart for your expedition we will send you a detailed pack including your itinerary, travel documents and any other essential information relevant to your voyage.

Trip Grading
Our treks often venture into more remote country and cross mountain passes, with some also reaching high altitudes. Read more on our trek grading.

Fitness Requirements
Fitness is an important aspect of any trekking holiday, especially in high altitude. The fitter you are the more easily you will adjust and enjoy yourself. It is also essential for resisting colds and illness during your trip.

The trek is suitable for anyone who loves hill walking and leads a healthy, active lifestyle. If you exercise regularly, we recommend as a minimum to train four to six months prior to the trip, walking for at least 3km, three times a week. If you are not normally active, you may need to increase your training to include 45 minutes of aerobic type exercise, three to six times a week. Ensure you train using your trekking gear, such as shoes and a backpack filled with 2-3 kilos.

As level ground is rare in the mountains, we also recommend to include some uphill training with a mixture of slopes and stairs into your training program. Remember to take the stairs wherever possible; not only does this build strength in your legs and buttocks, it is also one of the quickest ways to increase your fitness and expand your lung capacity. 

The Track
You will be walking through undulating country for extended periods of time, albeit at an easy, comfortable pace. The distances are not great, however due to the amount of inclines and walking in high altitude, most people find that they are not able to maintain their normal pace. Our shortest walk is about three hours, whilst our last day is a full eight-hour day (including breaks).

The path itself is mostly a rocky, uneven surface, so good balance and stability is a must. Walking poles are provided for support only, you must be able to walk on uneven surfaces without them if required. We climb and descend an average of 300-400 metres each day, which can cause some pressure on knees, hips and joints. If you have any concerns please call our sales team to access your abilities on +61 2 9252 1033.

Altitude
For treks going above 3,500 m we are very careful with acclimatisation to altitude, and our trekking schedules have been carefully designed to minimise the effects. We ascend slowly and ensure an adequate number of rest days to enable safe acclimatisation. It is still possible for mountain sickness to occur, so a close watch is kept on each group member by the leader, who is trained in recognising early symptoms of acute mountain sickness.

Medication such as Diamox is available to relieve the symptoms of altitude sickness. Please ask your doctor for advice before travelling. If you wish to find out more about acute mountain sickness visit http://www.himalayanrescue.org for more information.

Is your passport valid?
Your passport will be required to have validity that will extend to six months after the date of your return.

Visa arrangements
All nationalities require a visa for Nepal . It is your responsibility to obtain your own visa. Please visit these websites for more information on your Nepal Visa: http://www.nepalconsulate.org.au

Your Bhutan visa is included in your trip cost and will be organised by Aurora Expeditions. 

For travellers from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, United States, United Kingdom, a visa is currently not required for visiting Argentina and Chile for tourism purposes.

**Please keep in mind visa and passport requirements for countries you will pass through to reach your trek destination.**

Travel insurance
All passengers are required to provide travel insurance details including policy number and emergency contact number to Aurora Expeditions prior to departure. We strongly recommend insurance coverage that includes emergency medical evacuation from remote areas.

Emergency contact details
So that you can be contacted in the case of an emergency, remember to provide your family or friends with a copy of your travel documents as well as Aurora Expeditions’ contact numbers.

Remember to pack any valuables or essential items such as medication in your hand luggage to avoid issues in the case of lost baggage.

FAQ's

How to Book

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Either email an expert here or call our experienced consultants direct on + 61 2 9252 1033 or 1800 637 688 (Freecall within Australia).

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Once availability is confirmed, please download, print and complete the booking form. Please return it to us, along with your deposit to secure your berth.  Please ensure you read the Terms and Conditions of contract before sending us your signed booking form.

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Preparation for your voyage

On receipt of the booking form, we will contact you to confirm your booking and our reservations staff will send you a comprehensive pre-departure kit. This kit will contain all necessary pre-departure information including visa information, insurance information, a medical and personal details form, comprehensive gear list and information tailored to your voyage.

Aurora Expeditions - Your Personal Travel Agent

Aurora Expeditions is a licensed travel agent. Our experienced reservations consultants all have specialised expertise on the destinations we travel to. Each voyage has a dedicated travel expert solely working on developing dynamic itineraries for our passengers.  Contact our reservations team and allow us to create a personal itinerary to compliment your voyage, including airfares, accommodation, travel insurance and pre and post voyage travel options.

We look forward to assisting you with your journey of a lifetime.

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