So its time again for a short break … I’ve been planning this trip for a while but there has been few hiccups…
Well finally I booked my trip and the destination is ……………………… NEPAL!
I am very excited about this trip … it’s a 5days trek plus 2days (freebies) starting the last week of April … well the itinerary is as follows:
Arrive at Kathmandu one day prior to the trek.
Day 2: (as per the tour provider’s itinerary)
Fly (approx 45mins) from Kathmandu to Lukla, the gateway of Everest region. If the weather is good, the views of the Himalayas from the small plane are spectacular !
After a short safety talk in Lukla (2840 m), we gear up and commence our trek. Today is a fairly gentle introduction, following the milk-white Dudh Kosi River approximately three-hours to the small village of Phakding.
Day 3 :
Trek to Namche (3440m). The trek up to the half-way point Jorsale is relatively undemanding, crossing Dudh Koshi river several times. The later half involves walking right down to the river banks for a while before the challenging uphill climb all the way to the administrative headquarters and biggest settlement of the Everest region (6 hrs, 9 kms approx). Weather permitting, the first view of Everest is possible an hour or so from the approach point to Namche.
Overall Altitude gain between places we sleep is 830m
Fortify yourself with a good breakfast for the steep 1.5 hr climb to the highest hotel in the world, the Everest View Hotel, for an unobstructed close-up view of Everest and the surrounding peaks. Return via the now-derelict Syangboche airstrip past Namche Bazaar mostly downhill to the tiny settlement of Monjo, 2860m (approx. 4 hrs).
Enjoy a leisurely walk on the last day of the trek to Lukla (approx. 4 hrs).
Weather permitting we take a short early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu on day 5 (approx 45 minutes) and transfer to back to the hotel.
Day 7+8: (not part of the tour provider’s itinerary)
Relax..Relax..Relax.. and stroll the city of Kathmandu
Well … it’s now time to place my checklist which i will share with you on my next post…
For those of you interested to know more about this trip or similar trips you can checkout intrepidtravel.com … the guys i booked this tour from …
See you in a later post!