Grace Trekking

Khumbu Trek (11 Days)

This trek is not onerous. It’s within the capabilities of families with children from age 12.

Reasonable fitness is key and if the family can walk for 6 hours at home, they’ll have no problems on this trek. The pace is measured, aligned with the slowest and lots of time for distractions with beautiful scenery, especially the high mountains in the distance. See it as a taster for when the children are older!
Day 1 Kathmandu We’ll meet you in Kathmandu airport and drive to the hotel.
Day 2 Kathmandu Breakfast briefing and preparation for the trek. Enjoy a few hours touring Kathmandu. Welcome Nepali dinner.

Day 3 Phakding 2,680m

After an early morning breakfast, we fly to the Tenzing-Hillary airport in Lukla. On arrival in Lukla we’ll trek to Phakding, a nice calm walk along the Dudh Kosi river valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 4 Namche 3,446m
Our trek is about 6 hours of undulating uphill and downhill. We’ll trek across the rivers, through villages and get the first view of Mount Everest. Namche is a colourful town with small shops selling Tibetan and Nepali artifacts, climbing gear and trekking gear.

Day 5 Namche 3,446m

In Namche we’ll acclimatize and explore the Sherpa villages and the Visitor Centre which has fabulous displays of local climbs, memorabilia from previous expeditions and information on the Sherpa people. It will get you into the aura of Everest.

Day 6 Tengboche 3,867m

We’ll begin with a gentle walk as we approach Mount Everest. When we reach Tengboche after about 6 hours, we’ll see the amazing scenery of the surrounding areas and the Tengboche, a Tibetan Buddhist monastery of the Sherpa community. It was built in 1916 by Lama Gulu with strong links to its mother monastery in Tibet. In 1934, it was destroyed by an earthquake and was subsequently rebuilt. In 1989, it was destroyed for a second time by a fire and then rebuilt with the help of volunteers and international assistance.

Day 7 Khumjung 3,650m

We are on the descent now. Khumjung is very popular as there we’ll see the Edmund Hillary School and a Typical Sherpa Village. Khumjung school was built by Sir Edmund Hillary’s Trust in 1961. The school began with two classrooms but now caters to pre-school, primary and secondary sections with over 350 students.

Day 8 Munjo 2,875m

We’ll walk past Everest View hotel and Syangboche which is a very small airport. The scenery is very green, very beautiful and welcoming, like being on a jungle safari.

Day 9 Lukla 2,840m

Back to where we started, this is the last day of the trek. It will be relatively easy. There will be time to explore the town and, in the evening, we’ll have a meal with the Nepali staff.

Day 10 Kathmandu

From Lukla we’ll catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu and check into the hotel. We’ll have time for shopping, pack our luggage and have a final Nepali style dinner.

Day 11 Kathmandu

You may have time for final sightseeing and, if so, The Garden of Dreams is within walking distance of the hotel and the perfect quiet place to reflect. Today we transfer to Kathmandu airport and fly home.

2PAX (1 - 5 persons)

$ 1190 / pp

Subject to availability & seasons

6PAX (6 - 8 persons)

$ 1060 / pp

Subject to availability & seasons

8PAX (more than 8 persons)

$ 990 / pp

Subject to availability & seasons