Khumbu Pilgrimage

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Price

Group Expedition – $2900
Private Expedition – $3770 ($2900 for groups of 5 or more)
Student Discount – $2465 (15% discount)

Trip Information

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This expedition includes 9 days of trekking and 4 nights’ accommodation in the capital city of Kathmandu.

Day 1: Kathmandu (4,593ft/1400m). We pick you up at the airport. Arrive in Kathmandu and check into our OneSeed partner lodge in the heart of the ancient city of Patan. Catch up on some much-needed sleep and venture out for some dinner on your own.

Inclusions: Private airport transfer; accommodations

Day 2: Kathmandu (4,593ft/1400m). Spend the day exploring the Kathmandu Valley. Shake the jetlag with a visit to Swayambhunath, the “Monkey Temple”. Take in the views of the city from atop one of the most important Buddhist stupas in Nepal.

Inclusions: Breakfast (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water, juice, soft drinks. Other options available for guest purchase); guided tour; welcome dinner (vegetarian option available); accommodations

Day 3: Kathmandu to Phakding (8,563ft/2610m). Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla. The flight takes about half an hour. From Lukla walk to the village of Phakding. On the way pass by yaks as your trace the banks of the Dudh Koshi River. Upon arrival in Phakding, get your first taste of Himalayan life.

Approximately 3-4 hours of trekking

Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); park entrance fee, trekking permit, transfers, flight to Lukla, accommodations

Day 4: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (11,286ft/3440m). This difficult trek takes around 5-6 hours, but you’ll struggle through it knowing you have a rest day in Namche. Arguably the hardest day of the expedition, you’ll be exhausted by the time you reach the village of Namche.

Approximately 5-6 hours of trekking

Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); accommodations

Day 5: Namche Bazaar (11,286ft/3440m). We spend a day in Namche for altitude acclimatization and rest before our next ascent. Spend your day hiking to Thami or the surrounding foothills of Sagarmatha National Park.

Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); accommodations

Day 6: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (12,687ft/3867m). This segment includes the famous descent to the Dudh-Koshi River and the equally famous ascent along the rhododendron forests to Tengboche. Soak in views of Everest and Ama Dablam. Upon arrival in Tengboche, visit the local monastery and enjoy a much deserved cup of tea.

Approximately 4 hours of trekking

Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); accommodations

Day 7: Tengboche to Pangboche (13,074ft/3985m). The view of Ama Dablam soaring directly over head is breathtaking. Pangboche houses one of the oldest Buddhist monasteries in the Khumbu region and the highest year round settlement in the region.

Approximately 3 hours of trekking

Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); accommodations

Day 8: Pangboche (13,074ft/3985m). Rest and explore the town.

Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); accommodations

Day 9: Pangboche to Namche Bazaar (11,286ft/3440m). A long day on the trail, but it’s a downhill descent.

Approximately 6-8 hours trekking

Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); accommodations

Day 10: Namche to Phakding (8,563ft/2610m). Continue the descent.

Approximately 5 hours trekking

Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); accommodations

Day 11: Phakding to Lukla (9,383ft/2860m). Take this three hour hike at a leisurely pace while marveling at the scenery around you. Don’t forget about the last uphill section as you approach Lukla! Have a celebratory shower and cold drink in town.

Approximately 3 hours trekking

Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); accommodations

Day 12: Lukla to Kathmandu (4,593ft/1400m). Return to the capital.

Inclusions: Breakfast (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); transfers; domestic flight; accommodations

Day 13: Kathmandu (4,593ft/1400m). Join your fellow expedition members for a farewell dinner and plenty of toasting.

Inclusions: Breakfast (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); farewell dinner (vegetarian option available); accommodations

Day 14: Kathmandu (4,593ft/1400m). International flights depart.

Inclusions: Breakfast (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); airport transfer

All itineraries are subject to change based on local conditions and the judgment of the guide.


 

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Included:

medical/evacuation insurance (learn more)
4 nights accommodation in Kathmandu
air transportation to and from Lukla
all accommodations on trek (shared bathroom)
breakfast, lunch and dinner on the trek
trekking permits and entry fees
farewell banquet
guide and porter services
baggage transport (limited to 10kg – 22lbs)
all ground transportation in Nepal
guided excursions in Kathmandu

Not Included:

personal items (laundry, clothing, snacks, etc.)
trip cancellation insurance (offered as an option)
international airfare and meals during travel
snacks during trek

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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel 60 days or more prior to your scheduled departure for this adventure then you will be able to reschedule or be reimbursed the full cost of this adventure net the non-refundable deposit of $1000.00. If any cancellation is made less than 60 days prior to your scheduled departure for this adventure then you will lose the complete value of your experience.

Refund Policy

If your adventure must be canceled due to circumstances outside of your own (e.g. weather or size of party), we will work with you to reschedule for no extra fees. If rescheduling is not possible, you will be reimbursed the total amount of your purchase, net a 20% administrative fee.

All discounted and promotional offers made through third-party partners are non-refundable.

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OneSeed provides optional cancellation and interruption insurance for all expeditions. Please review the OneSeed Cancellation and Refund Policy before purchasing any expedition.  Travelex cancellation and interruption insurance covers unforeseen events that may prevent you from participating in your scheduled expedition.

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