- Sherpa Culture
- Sagarmatha National Park
- Mount Everest
Below is an existing itinerary; this is a standard itinerary of ours, but you can customize the itinerary to meet your specific needs. You can prepare the itinerary that is going to work best for you. Your itinerary should be based on your interest. You can make your itinerary unique by adding fun to it. Travel Max Guide gives the topmost value to your customized itinerary because it has experienced trekking guides to make itinerary better as well as make it easier for you to travel and have a good time in Nepal.
Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport at your best time; we love to wait for you. Don’t worry if you are going to arrive there at night; we will come to pick you up. You will be greeted by our representatives and taken to a hotel. There are no activities today; you can relax at your hotel. Thamel is open till midnight; this is the place where your hotel is located. You will find it lively.
Today, you will visit three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and these are Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath Stupa, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. The first one is a Hindu Temple, the second is a Buddhist Stupa, and the last one is a palace as well as a museum. After the tour, you will head to your hotel. Private transportation will be provided as well as a city guide.
The sightseeing that you are going to do, today, comprises of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and they can be categorized as Stupas, Temples, and Palaces. The sightseeing can be personalized, according to your interest, and all the effective route planning for the sightseeing will be done by the city guide of TMG, focusing on all the values of your satisfaction like how much time you want to spend, the mode of transportation you want to choose, such as rickshaw, private car, cycle, and it also takes walking distance into account.
1) Kathmandu Durbar Square
From the hotel where you are staying, nothing is near the Kathmandu Durbar Square. It was a ceremonial site; it was a palace where the would-be kings used to be coronated in the past, now it is a palace cum museum, and to be there is to experience how the royals spend their life. Stand among the monuments, temples, and statues that back to the 17th and 18th century.
2) Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple)
Be well prepared in advance because this stupa is located at quite an altitude and is more than 2,000 years old. This is the most important of all the Buddhist Stupas in Nepal and has a fascinating face of Lord Buddha on every side, and its base has the stonework of 5 Dhyani Buddhas – Vairocana, Ratnasambhava, Amitabha, Amoghasiddhi, and Aksobhya, and each of these represents the wisdom of Lord Buddha. People flock to this stupa to see the birds-eye view of Kathmandu.
Pashupatinath is as old as the hills, but the Hindu Committees of Nepal, looks after it, such as renovation and maintenance, and there are new adds on in and around the temple. Pashupatinath is the most important temple of Lord Shiva and located not far away from the heart of Kathmandu. Only Hindus are permitted to enter from the main gate to Pashupatinath Temple. As a visitor, you will enjoy the rich combination of architecture from a distance. If you are lucky, then you might see the Hindu Cremation taking place.
Bouddhanath is also a stupa. It is one of the holiest pilgrimages of the Buddhists. It has a white doom just like Swayambhunath, whatever the myth is, it contains the bones of Kasyapa Buddha (Buddha incarnation), while others say it contains the bone of Lord Buddha. Around the base of the stupa are 108 small images of the Dhyani Buddha Amitabha. Go anytime to enjoy these images.
You know today is the first day of your trekking, and you are excited because you are heading to Everest Base Camp. Lukla will put something new in your brain because you have never landed in such an airport before in your life. After landing, you will be relieved, and as you head to Phakding, you will come across a village called Chaurikharka, this is a popular village, and then you descend to Dudh Kosi Ghat. The length of today’s trek is short compare to the other following days. One of the main highlights of Phakding is Rimishung Monastery.
You will trek by the Dudh Kosi River, and this is one of the Kosi, actually, there are seven Kosi Rivers; two of them are Tama Kosi and Soon Kosi. As you are trekking, you are also in the region where there are natural beauties, such as hills and mountains. There are suspension bridges to be crossed, and one of the famous bridges is the Hillary Suspension Bridge. You will be trekking in Sagarmatha National Park where there are check-post and dense forests. You will see Mount Everest, and you will reach Namche Bazaar, the largest Sherpa village of Nepal.
Today, you have to acclimatize because tomorrow, you are ascending to a higher altitude. Acclimatization means exploring Namche and its surrounding places, not staying in a hotel room. Hike to Hillary School, also hike to Khunde and Khumjung. Visit the museum to know the culture and tradition of the Sherpa people, including their lifestyles. Visit Syangboche airport and hike up to Everest View Hotel to see Mount Everest.
You are heading to Thame; you might meet the trekkers on the way coming from Gokyo Valley. The distance from Namche to Thame is 9 km, and you will have lunch on the way. You will cross the Theshyo Khola, a river. Thame is one of the old villages of the Everest Region, and the monastery that you see there is one of the oldest monasteries of the region. You can see few trekkers on the trekking trail as well as an excellent view of Mount Everest.
After having breakfast, you head to Khumjung. Lunch you can have on the way. Thamo is a village you will trek through. You will also visit a nunnery which is above Thamo. This nunnery is decorated with ornate artwork. At Khumjung, there are Sir Edmund Hillary schools and hospital.
Walk uphill; walk a steep hill. On the way, you will have lunch. You will also reach a village called Mong where there are teahouses. From this village, you can enjoy an excellent view of Thamserku and Kantega. Even the view of Ama Dablam is great. You will follow a downhill trekking trail. The place where you reach is windy, and you are surrounded by mountains from all sides.
The trekking trail goes uphill and downhill, and you will see stones with the inscriptions of the Buddhist mantra. You will also see Buddhist colorful flags by the trekking trail. The great view of Mount Everest and Ama Dablam keep on coming to your eyes. The walk is great is in terms of view.
Pangboche is larger than Tengboche. Tengboche is a village; Tengboche is a viewpoint because you will see the fine view of Mount Everest. Others that you see are Nuptse, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. You also see them as you head to Tengboche from the uphill and downhill trekking trails. You will sweat as you walk on these trails, and you might see rare species like Musk Deer, Pheasant, and Himalayan Thar. There is an alpine forest to be crossed, and later, you will reach a village called Phunki Thanga. Steep trekking trail takes you to Tengboche; this is where you have to walk and should be looked at it as a final trail.
From Tengboche, you head to Phungki Thanga. You will also reach Kyangjuma. From there, you head to Namche Bazaar. The trekking trail descends, so it is easier to walk on. Later, it ascends and takes you to the forest from where you can see the excellent view of the mountain.
The trekking trail is decorated with prayer flags, Chortens, Mani walls, and Gompas. You will walk by the Dudh Kosi River, and its sound enters your ears. There are suspension bridges on the way. After walking uphill, you will reach Lukla. Before you will reach a village called Cheplung.
You will fly to Kathmandu on an early morning flight after breakfast. After arriving in Kathmandu, you will head to your hotel. Let us hope that the weather in Lukla becomes fine; so that you can fly in time. Since your hotel is in Thamel, you can visit there to buy gifts for your friends and relatives.
The price below is per person. If you have more than 8 people, then please feel free to ask for a discount. Those who love to do a single trip or a special trip with family, friends, and yourself, you can fill up the private journey or a tailor-made journey. According to your requirements, we will send you the price. TMG is happy to serve you very much.