Trek the Everest region and see the monastery of Tengboche as well as amazing views of Everest, Lhotse, AmaDablam, Nuptse, and more. Walk in the footsteps of some famous Sherpas.
- Per Person
Book this Nepal trek and get a complimentary one hour Trekker’s’ massage after the trek is over. The masseuses will be from a marginalized community. This is part of our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Note: You can pre-book a seat on a direct helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and return for an additional US$350 per person each way. You will avoid the 4-5 hours drive to or from Manthali. For example – if you decide to book a helicopter seat for both ways – US$700 extra needs to be added.
Lukla to Namche Bazaar trek
The Namche Bazaar trek is the perfect option for trekkers who do not have the time to trek to the Everest base camp but still appreciate some of Khumbu’s beautiful elements and experience one of the unique cultures deep within the Himalayas.
We start our adventure by flying into Lukla in the Khumbu region. We then trek up to Namche Bazaar, the Sherpa capital of the world, and a unique trading point where both Tibetan and Nepalese people sell their wares.
You spend an extra day in Namche before walking up to Khumjung village, where the infamous “Yeti Scalp” is kept in a Monastery and Kunde village for spectacular views Himalayas, including Everest.
The instant Everest Trek to Namche combines a flight to Lukla airport and then a couple of days of the walk to Namche, and to view Mount Everest is all you need to see Mt. Everest in a rush.
Why Choose Us?
- Our knowledgeable, expert trek leader will ensure your safety at all times and enhance your trekking experience.
- Your private social bubble by staying in less busy lodges and trekking away from the crowded trails where possible.
- Experience authentic Sherpa culture, both past and present.
Note – Flight to Lukla and back can be delayed or canceled due to poor visibility. We ask you to have buffer days of few days in case your flight to Lukla is affected.
Day 01: Arrive in Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu. You will be met at the airport by our representative and drive to Manthali. You will need to book your international flight that arrives by early afternoon in Kathmandu.
Note: You can pre-book a seat on a direct helicopter flight at an additional $250 per person to avoid the 4-5 hours drive to Manthali.
Day 02: We fly to Lukla (2,800m) and start our trek. We aim to trek towards Monjo (5 hours trek) if our flight lands in the morning; otherwise, we stay at the village of Phakding (3 hours trek).
We follow the Dudh Koshi River, crossing a suspension bridge on the Kyashar Khola, and pass through Jorsalle, the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. We have about one hour of trekking in a combination of flat, some short steep ascents, and descends to a high suspension bridge. There is a steep ascent of 2 hours after the bridge to Namche Bazaar. We stay in a lodge that is at the top of Namche Bazaar.
We rise early and climb for views of Mt. Everest and other peaks, with time to look through the Sherpa museum and cultural center. In fact, the private museum and cultural center are within the compound where we stay. This lodge owner is a conservationist and a photographer. You can buy scenic posters and postcards made by him.
You have an option of hiking up past Syangboche airstrip and on to Khumjung village. You can see the school built by Sir Edmund Hillary. You can return differently by descending to Kyangjuma on the Everest base camp’s main trail. You will make a small circuit and see different views on this short trek.
We will retrace our steps back to Phakding. We start to trek towards Monjo, descending on the steep hill to the high suspension bridge. We will check out of the Sagarmatha National park at Jorsalle. We will have lunch in one of the villages. 5-6 hours trek.
Day 07: Fly to Manthali and drive back to Kathmandu for 4 hours. Your afternoon will be free to either chill out or go for some souvenir hunting in Kathmandu.
Note: You pre-book a seat on a direct helicopter flight to Kathmandu for an additional $250 and avoid a 4-5 hour drive from Manthali.
Depending on flight times, this morning is free for further exploration or shopping. International departure.
- Boutique hotel in Kathmandu on a bed and breakfast basis
- Hotel/lodges on twin sharing basis
- All transportation
- Responsible Adventures’ expert trek leader or Trek with Raj
- Complimentary T-shirt
- Use of trekking kit bag during the trek
- 1 assistant guide between 4 trekkers
- Trekking Chef
- One porter between two trekkers
- Proper clothing for porters and crew
- Food for porters & crew members (we are one of the few trekking companies that provide this facility)
- Insurance for team and porters
- All permits
- Twin sharing room on the trek
- All meals on the trek (healthiest and varied trekking meals in the whole of the Himalaya)
- Domestic airfare
- International airport taxes
- All optional additional tours or activities during free time
- Transportation outside of the tour program
- Travel insurance (compulsory to have insurance that covers helicopter evacuation)
- Tips (suggested amount US$75 per week for staff only); Leader’s tips at your discretion
- Items of a personal nature, e.g., alcoholic drinks, bottled beverages, laundry, souvenirs, etc.
From 3 years old to some in their 70s, most of our clients have done and completed their treks with almost no exercise or training.
Do you offer hotel/airport pick-up?
We offer hotel and airport pick-up. As you continue with your booking, there will be an option to input flight details or hotel name.
Do I need a Visa?
A visa for Nepal can be acquired on arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, and at border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki on the Nepal-India border, and Kerung on the Nepal-China border.
Outside of Nepal, A visa can also be obtained at the nearest Nepal Embassy or Diplomatic Mission.
For more information, go to the Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Kathmandu.
What should I bring on a Trek?
Being adequately equipped is one of the keys to a successful trek. For information to help you select the best type of clothing and equipment for your trip, please see our Clothing and Equipment Guide.
Also, see our Links page for details of specialist retailers who will offer further advice and assistance with purchasing new clothing or equipment.
If you have more questions, please check this article to reference equipment to pack or contact us.
Is this trip safe for solo/female/LGBT+/minority/POC travelers?
You are safe as long as you are respectful of the culture, do not show affection in public, and dress decently (this won’t pose too much problem as you will be covered up in layers to stay warm).
Here are some helpful articles:
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What is the food like on the trek?
The Benefits of using trekking poles.
What do I need to know about high altitude?
High altitude myths.
How to trek safely?
For more articles, you can go to our blogs.