Mountains and Monasteries ( 22 Days / 21 Nights )
 

This special 19 days trek has been designed to take you around some of the highest mountains and some of the most holy Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in the world. The trek starts with a flight to Phaplu and passes through beautiful Sherpa villages of Junbesi, Namche, Thame, Khunde and Khumjung to Thyangboche in the lap of the highest mountains on earth.  However, the trip is not only about mountains. In its spiritual aspect it will visit the most important Tibetan Buddhist Monasteries in this part of the world where you will have the opportunity of meeting locals as well as monks who live and study and meditate among these giants of the Himalaya.

Beautiful, multi-hued prayer flags, prayer wheels and intricately carved Mani stones line every hilltop, rock wall and trail side singing prayers to the gods with every breeze and every passing traveller.

Landing at the air strip of Phaplu, set off up the Dudh Kosi Valley to discover and learn about the Sherpa way of life.
   
The trip visits the villages and monasteries of Phaplu, Junbesi, Ringmo, Kharikhola, Surkhe, Namche, Thame, Khunde and Khumjung, Phortse, Pangboche and Thyangboche. 

The monasteries at Phaplu (Cheong), Thame and Thyangboche are sites of the Mani Rimdu Festivals. Check our trip dates to see which dates coincide with these important Himalayan festivals.   

Descend the valley back to Lukla filled with impressions of monumental peaks, images of Tibetan Buddhism in practice and the stories and legends of the Yeti.

Land Cost From US$ 3046.00
Single Supplement US$ 424.00
 
LEVEL: Moderate
Generally good for families with older children and for seniors who are fit in addition to most adults.
 
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Itinerary
Day 01 Arrive in Kathmandu

Depending on the arrival time of your flight sightseeing of Kathmandu.

Day 02 Final preparations

Make final preparations for your trek or if you feel that you are adequately prepared sightseeing of Patan Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath and Bodhnath.

Day 03 Transfer to airport, fly to Phaplu (2364 m), meet your Sherpa Crew, trek via the Chiwong Gompa to Junbesi (2675 m).
Day 04 Trek to the Thubten Choling Monastery (3000 m.)
Day 05 Trek via the isolated monastery of Trakshindo to Nuntala (2320m).
Day 06 Trek via the isolated monastery of Trakshindo to Nuntala (2320m).
Day 07 Trek to Puiyan (2730 m.).
Day 08 Trek to Phakding (2610 m.).
Day 09 Trek to Namche Bazaar (3500 m.).
Day 10 Rest day at Namche.
Day 11 Trek to Thame (3800 m.).
Day 12 Visit Thame Monastery and trek to Khunde (3890 m.) and Khumjung (3790 m).
Day 13 Trek to Phortse (3840 m.).
Day 14 Trek to Thyangboche (3870m.).
Day 15 Rest day at Thyangboche.
Day 16 Trek up the Imja Khola Valley to Pangboche (3860 m) and further to Dingboche (4530 m.).
Day 17 Trek back to Thyangboche
Day 18 Trek to Namche Bazaar
Day 19 Trek to Lukla (2860 m.).
Day 20 Fly to Kathmandu, transfer to hotel.
Day 21 Spare day in Kathmandu to allow for delays in domestic flights or on your trek.
Day 22 At an appointed time, transfer to the airport for your departure from Nepal.