Luxury Everest Trek to Kondge Ridge

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Kondge Ridge trip

The Everest region has been a favorite destination for trekkers and climbers, since the very first expeditions to the Nepalese side of Everest in the 1950s. Up until now, trekking in the stunningly beautiful region involved either camping or staying at basic tea houses.

It is now possible to trek in the Khumbu, staying at comfortable lodges with all the modern conveniences of a proper hotel. The Yeti Mountain Home luxury lodges all offer spacious rooms that are pleasantly decorated and have attached bathrooms with running hot and cold water. Best of all, each has been carefully sited to present a magnificent panorama of the Himalayas from the lodge itself.

During our nine days in the homeland of the Sherpas, we trek to Namche Bazaar and have a day to explore this flourishing settlement, before heading on to Thame. Here, we can hike to Sumdur Ridge (4,830m) for unforgettable views of a host of prominent peaks, including Cho Oyu.

Our return to Lukla then follows a brand new trail, traversing rhododendron-covered slopes on the west side of the valley to Kongde, with a unique panorama of Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. A day hike to the excellent viewpoint of Pharak Ri is an option from Kongde.

Twin bedded and heated rooms, en-suite bathrooms, and pleasant dining areas can now be a part of your experience on your Everest ‘Luxury’ Trek.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu.

Day 02: Briefing for the trek and transfer to Mulkot.

Day 03: Flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar

Day 05: Trek to Khumjung for acclimatization, have lunch at the lodge of Phurba – the star of the documentary SHERPA.

Day 06: Trek to Thame

Day 07: Thame excursion and lunch at Apa Sherpa’s lodge. Apa is the first person to have reached the summit of Everest 21 times.

Day 08: Trek to Kongde

Day 09: Kongde excursion

Day 10: Trek to Phakding

Day 11: Trek to Lukla

Day 12: Flight to Manthali and drive back to Kathmandu.

Day 13: Sightseeing of Bhaktapur in the morning.

Day 14: Depending on flight times, this morning is free for further exploration or shopping. International departure.

Trek FAQ

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 correctly 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.

If you have more questions, please check the FAQ section or contact us.