Luxury Holidays to Everest Kongde Ridge

Duration: 14 Days   |   PhotosDownload

No doubt, the Everest region has been a leading destination for trekkers, hikers, and climbers, since the very first expeditions to the Nepalese side of Everest in the 1950s. Up until now, trekking in the amazing beautiful region involved either camping or staying at basic guesthouses. It is now possible to trek in the region staying at luxury lodges with all the modern conveniences of a proper hotel. The luxury lodges all offer spacious rooms that are nicely decorated and have attached bathrooms with hot shower. Best of all, each has been thoughtfully sited to present a magnificent panorama of the Himalayas from the lodge itself.

During the Luxury holidays to Everest Kongde Ridge in the homeland of the Sherpas, we hike to Namche Bazaar and have an extra day to explore this flourishing settlement, before heading on to Thame. Here, we can hike to Sumdur Ridge (4830m) for unforgettable views of a host of big 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 optional from Kongde. Twin bedded and heated rooms, modern bathrooms, and pleasant dining areas can now be a part of your experience on your Luxury holidays to Everest Kongde Ridge.

Highlights

  • Enjoy the amazingly beautiful region by staying at luxury lodges with all the modern conveniences which include spacious rooms which are nicely decorated and have attached bathrooms with hot shower
  • Observe magnificent panorama of the Himalayas from the lodge itself
  • Enjoy hiking to Namche Bazaar and have an extra day to explore this flourishing settlement, before heading on to Thame
  • Experience the unforgettable views of a host of big peaks, including Cho Oyu
  • Travel through the rhododendron-covered slopes on the west side of the valley to Kongde, with a unique panorama of Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam.

Outline Itinerary

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Day 1:Arrive Kathmandu - 1,300m:

Arrive at Kathmandu airport, meet one of our trek leaders then transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

  • Accommodation:hotel
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude:1,300m

After breakfast, a half day sightseeing around Kathmandu valley then hiring and purchase of required trekking gear. In the evening join a welcome dinner with culture show. Overnight at hotel. 

  • Accommodation:hotel
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude:1,300m

An early morning start for the flight to the Hilary airstrip at Lukla. After lunch we begin trekking, mostly downhill to our first overnight halt at Phakding (2650m). Overnight at Luxury Lodge.

  • Accommodation:Luxury Lodge
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Lukla and trek to Phakding

Following the Dudh Kosi valley upstream we cross and re-cross the river to a final steep climb to the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar (3441m). Overnight at Luxury lodge. 

  • Accommodation:Luxury Lodge
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Namche Bazaar

Rest day at Namche bazaar for acclimatization, there is the option of a day hike to the Sherpa villages of Khumjung and Kunde for views of Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam. Overnight at luxury lodge.

  • Accommodation:Luxury Lodge
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Namche Bazaar

We follow the Bhote Khosi River on a high trail passing the villages of Phurte and Thamo to a junction with the Thame Khola and the Sherpa settlement of Thame (3820m). Overnight at Luxury lodge.

  • Accommodation:Luxury Lodge
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Thame

We visit Thame Monastery situated high above the village. Those who wish can continue the climb to Sumdar Ridge at 4,800m for classic views of Teng Kangpoche, Kongde, Everest, Makalu, Pharcharmo, Cho Oyu, Thamserku, Kangtega and Kusum Kanguru. Overnight at luxury lodge.

  • Accommodation:Luxury Lodge
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Thame

Today we trek a less used trail, recently renovated, which follows the traditional route into Khumbu used prior to 1950. You pass through forest of rhododendron, pine and bamboo and with spectacular views unseen by trekkers on the normal route; we reach luxury lodge, Kongde below the peak of the same name. Overnight at luxury lodge.

  • Accommodation:Luxury Lodge
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Kongde

We have a walk of around 3 hours and 500m to reach Farak Ri where we have a stunning view of the Khumbu Valley. The panorama includes a birds-eye view of Namche, Kumjung and Tengboche Monastery, and the 8,000m peaks of Everest, Lhotse Makalu and Cho Oyu, as well as a host of other famous peaks such as Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Cholatse and Island Peak. Overnight at luxury lodge.

  • Accommodation:Luxury Lodge
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Kongde

We have a long descent today. The trail is very good although steep in places, so we make a leisurely pace reaching Phakding after approximately 5 hours of walking. Overnight at luxury lodge.

  • Accommodation:Luxury Lodge
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Phakding

Our final morning walk will take around 3 hours as we climb back up to the Lukla ridge. Here we check in for the return flight to Kathmandu. Arriving in Lukla around mid-day or early afternoon we check into the luxury lodge. The rest of the day is free for relaxing or souvenir buying.

  • Accommodation:Luxury Lodge
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Lukla

Morning a scenic flight to Kathmandu, transfer to hotel. Overnight hotel.

  • Accommodation:hotel
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Kathmandu

You have an option of doing a full day's sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Valley. Overnight Hotel.

  • Accommodation:hotel
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Kathmandu

Inclusion

  • All necessary pick up and drop.
  • Deluxe hotel in Kathmandu with Breakfast.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing with guide and car.
  • Both way flight to Lukla with necessary transfer.
  • Necessary permits, including National park fee and Tims card.
  • All meals (B/L/D) during the trekking period.
  • Accommodation (Luxury Lodges) during the trekking period.
  • An English speaking guide and necessary porters.
  • Highly experienced staffs and their food, clothing, salary and insurance.
  • All necessary grounded transportation.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  •  Our service charges and All Local / Government Taxes.
  • Personal nature expenses.
  • Bar bill and all kind of drinks.
  • Rescue & Evacuation.
  • Gratitude (tip) for staff.

 

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Useful Information

For the up-to-date and competitive pricing for Luxury Holidays to Everest Kongde Ridge, Please contact us, we have an attractive discount for a small group of family traveling with senior citizens and kids.
If the above itinerary couldn't meet your needs, we can design a tailor-made itinerary to suit your needs. It is also possible to combine with some other activities such as white water rafting and wildlife safari or Bhutan tours and Tibet tours.

Ram Kumar Adhikari
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