This trek provides the highest standards of accommodation in the region with comfortable heated rooms, bathrooms with western-style flush toilets, and electricity. Go “glamping” in Everest!
Trekking in the shadow of Everest
This trek has been designed to take you to some of the most stunning Sherpa villages within a short walking distance of Namche Bazaar – the Sherpa capital. The final objective of this trek is standing at the foot of the region’s most beautiful mountain, Amadablam. Ama Dablam means ’mother’s necklace’ – the overhanging glacier resembles a ‘dablang,’ which is a piece of traditional jewelry Sherpa women wear.
We spend 11 nights in six ‘luxury’ properties in traditional architecture, that by far surpass anything else that exists in the Khumbu region, and will enable you to trek in the shadow of Everest in excellent comfort.
The lodges employ local staff, are ecologically friendly, and have a high level of service. Bedrooms have beds with electric blankets, attached bathrooms with flushing toilets; they have landscaped gardens and a dining room/lounge/library for relaxation after your day’s walk.
If you are feeling well acclimatized to the altitude, you can even attempt to reach the staggering height of 5,000m above Amadablam base while on this trek!
Day 01: Arrive in Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu. Briefing for the trek and transfer to Mulkot.
Day 02: Sightseeing tour of Bhaktapur.
Day 03: Flight to Lukla
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441m).
Day 05: Trek to Summit Lodge, TASHINGA (3,450 m) 5 -6 hours via Khumjung village where we stop for lunch at the lodge owned by Phurba – one of the main characters of the documentary – SHERPA.
Day 06: TREK TO THYANGBOCHE (3,860m) 2-3 hours AND ON TO PANGBOCHE (3860m) 2-3 hours.
Day 07: DAY EXCURSION TO AMA DABLAM BASE CAMP (4,576m) 6-7 hours approx.
Day 08: Day excursion to Taboche Meadows (4,380m)
Day 09: Trek to Tashinga (3,450m) – 4 hours walking.
Day 10: TREK VIA KHUMJUNG AND KHUNDE TO MENDE (3,738m). 5 hours.
Day 11: TREK TO THAME (3,801m), RETURN TO MENDE 5 hours. We have lunch at Apa Sherpa’s lodge. Apa is the world record holder of the first 21 summits on Everest.
Day 12: TREK TO MONJO LODGE 4 hours
Day 13: TREK VIA GUMILA MONASTERY TO LUKLA (9,000ft/2,743m) 5 hours.
Day 14: Flight to Manthali and drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 15: Free day in Kathmandu with an option of sightseeing. Farewell dinner in the evening.
Day 16: International departure.
- A family-owned Boutique hotel in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast basis on twin sharing base
- All transportation
- Responsible Adventures’ expert trek leader or hire Raj
- Complimentary T-shirt
- Use of trekking kit bag during the trek
- 1 assistant guide between 4 trekkers
- 1 porter between two trekkers
- Suitable clothing for porters and crew
- Food for porters & crew members (we are less than a handful of trekking companies that provide this facility)
- Insurance for team and porters
- All permits
- All meals on the trek.
- Domestic airfare.
- International airfare
- 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$100 per week for staff only), Leader’s tipping up to your discretion
- Items of a personal nature, e.g., alcoholic drinks, bottled beverages, laundry, souvenirs, etc.
Am I too young or old?
Most of our clients, from 3 years old to some in their 70s, 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 names.
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 properly 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 be able to offer further advice and assistance with purchasing new clothing or equipment.