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An eve at the top
8 Days
An eve at the top

Comfort, mountain, trekking, with children.

For all those who want an unusual eve, here is something for you. We offer you a short 4-days trek at the foot of Everest and rest in our high-end Yeti Mountain Home lodges, the highest hotels in the world.
Spectacular views and an eve at Namche Bazaar, the Sherpa capital, to end 2018 and start 2019 with stars in the eye.

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Itinerary

Trek Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

  • Reception and assistance by our representative at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. A short drive will take you to your hotel where you can rest for a few moments. The welcome drink will be an opportunity to present the program and take stock of the documents required for the trekking permit.

Meals and Accommodation: none / Yak and Yeti

Day 2: Beginning of the adventure.

Kathmandu (1330 m) - Lukla (2850 m)

  • The day starts early, with a short flight, but spectacular, for Lukla, the starting point of your trek. Summits from Langtang to JugalHimal, passing by Rolwaling, Gaurisankar and Menlumtse, before your first vision of Everest: the panorama is breathtaking.

Lukla (2850 m) - Phakding (2610 m)

  • We start our trek at Khumbu Gate at the entrance of Lukla village. Throughout the day, many stops will be planned to meet the inhabitants, take pictures and of course enjoy the scenery and the view of the many snow-capped peaks, culminating at 6,000 m. We pass near the huge mani stone (prayers) ThadoKosi, then we go around the many chorten and prayer wheels of Sano.

Nevertheless, those who wish can still climb up to a small Gompa, dominating the village. We meet for a drink by the fire and the evening meal.

Meals and accommodation: Breakfast, lunch, dinner / YMH Phakding

3 hours walk

Day 3: Phakding - Namche Bazaar / Christmas or New Year’s Eve!

Phakding (2610 m) - Monjo (2835 m)

  • After breakfast, we walk to the village of Monjo. The trail follows undulating the right bank of the DudhKoshi, crosses the village of Phakding, and then takes many bridges suspended over the river. We continue through a pine forest and cross several small villages, before taking a break and admire the majestic Thamserku, rising above us at 6,623 m. A few hours later, after crossing several suspension bridges again, we arrive at the small village of Monjo.

Monjo (2835 m) - Namche (3440 m)

  • Shortly after leaving our lodge, we reach the entrance to Sagamartha National Park. You will be able to observe the map in 3D and have a look at the information boards, while the guides will take care of the trekking permits. From there, we walk for about 40 minutes along the DudhKhosi, before crossing its tributary, the KhosiBhote, and begin our ascent towards the dynamic Sherpa capital: Namche, and its many colorful stalls. The trail moves away from the river zigzagging, gradually climbing to the edge of the trees, finally leading to the village.
  • In the evening, dine at 3500m altitude, in the heart of the highest mountains in the world in a cozy and warm atmosphere. An unforgettable moment for the whole family.

Meals and Accommodation: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner / YMH Namche Bazaar

2 + 4h walk

Day 4: Christmas or New Year's Eve with theSherpas

It's Christmas morning or the first day of the year. You wake up to this magical place, certainly the most spectacular and memorable breakfast of the year!

  • The beginning of the day is devoted to a small walk, in order to acclimatize well to the altitude. Afternoon free to enjoy the shops and cafes of Namche. While walking, your guide will take you to wonderful panoramas and you can admire the "rock-stars" of the Himalayan world. A wonderful spot: overlooking the deep valleys, Lhotse, Nuptse, Everest, AmaDablamaround you.
  • Finally, if you feel well enough, we can continue to the delightful villages of Khumjung and Kunde where a clinic and school have been opened thanks to the Sir Edmund Hilary Foundation.

Meals and Accommodation: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner / YMH Namche Bazaar

2 hours walk

Day 5: Namche Bazaar - Lukla

  • You leave this morning towards Lukla while passing by Phakding. A last day of walk to conclude an incredible moment that will remain engraved.

Note: It is possible to make this descent by helicopter for a breathtaking experience, with supplement.

Meals and Accommodation: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner / YMH Lukla

7 hours of walking

Day 6: Lukla - Kathmandu.

  • flight back to Kathmandu.
  • In the afternoon, we offer you an activity with a craftsman of your choice (cooking, wood or stone carving, painting, cutlery, ...)

Meals and accommodation: Breakfast / Yak and Yeti.

Day 7: Kathmandu visit day.

  • Your guide takes you to visit the must-see sites of Kathmandu, listed as UNESCO World Heritage.

Meals and accommodation: Breakfast / Yak and Yeti.

Day 8: have a safe trip back and see you again!

  • Transfer to the international airport (3 hours before) for the final departure depending on the schedule of your flight.
Budget

Price Includes

All prices quoted in US Dollar

USD 1425 pp on a twin sharing basis 

What's Included:

  • 3 nights Yak & Yeti hotel in B & B
  • 4 nights at Yeti Mountain Home full board
  • Domestic flight Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
  • Everest National Park Fee and PasangLhamu Permit Fee
  • 1 English hiking guide
  • 1 assistant guide for 5 members
  • 1 carrier for 2 members
  • Staff Insurance and Daily Salary
  • All airport transfers
  • Christmas Eve or New Year's Eve.

What's Not included:

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal equipment and insurance
  • Personal expenses (drinks, drinks, snacks, laundry, telephone, etc.)
  • Emergency evacuation if necessary
  • Tips
Pre-Trip Info

Difficulty: 3/5

Comfort: 5/5

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Practicalities

Insurance:

It is essential that you have appropriate travel insurance for this trip. Previous clients have used the WorldNomad, BMC (UK), Snowcard and TravelEx.

Nepal country information and visas:

For European, US, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand visitors you can either purchase a visa in advance from the Nepalese Embassy in your home country of buy one on arrival at Tribhuvan Airport, Kathmandu. A 30 day visa currently costs $40pp payable in USD or Nepali Rupees. You’ll need a passport photograph and to complete the online booking form less than 15 days before you come http://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/

Money:

On trek you’ll need approximately $250 in Nepali Rupees for miscellaneous expenses (approx. £180-200) and tips for the porters and staff (approx. $70pp).

It is not possible to obtain Nepalese rupees outside of Nepal. We suggest you use one of the many ATMs in Kathmandu. Sterling, US Dollars and Euros are equally acceptable for exchange in Nepal. There are ATMs all across Kathmandu where you can safely withdraw local currency, but you MUST inform your bank beforehand.

We also recommend you carry some additional hard currency with you ‘just in case’ – around $300 or equivalent.

In case of domestic flight cancellation

Please be aware that flying into mountains with unpredictable weather conditions can sometimes lead to flight delays or changes. Our agents always endeavour to make sure you reach your destination on time and will re-arrange your ticket to the next available flight. When encountering severe delays this may mean changing the trek itinerary or your international flights.

Who are Blue Sheep?

Blue Sheep is a brand of the Thamserku group. Thamserku have been operating for over 28 years and are one of Nepal’s biggest and most respected operators. We have been working with international tour operators and clients since our founding days and have excellent relationships with agents in the UK, France, Spain, Germany and many other countries beyond. We and our sister group have the following companies:

  • Blue Sheep – for bespoke holidays
  • Thamserku Expeditions – high altitude climbing specialists
  • Thamserku Trekking – our logistics back bone
  • Thamserku Travel – ticketing and travel
  • Yeti Holidays and Kora Tour
  • Yeti Mountain Home – our chain of luxury lodges in the Everest region
  • Ker & Downey – our chain of luxury lodges in the Annapurna region
  • Hotels and resorts: Gokharna Forest Resort; Kasara resort (Chitwan); Jomson Resort;
  • Airlines: Yeti Airlines, Tara Air, Dynasty helicopters

Porter welfare

Nepal is a country where carrying is part of the traditional way of life and in the mountain areas it is also an important source of income for families. Trek porters are well-respected and also well represented by local unions. All the porters we employ are paid at nationally agreed rates, properly equipped and trained (in health and safety, basic medicine etc). In addition YMH porters have access to the Pasang Lamu Foundation Hospital at Lukla (supported by Thamserku).

Responsible Tourism

As Sherpa people we have a great desire to protect our environment as ‘Guardians of the Himalayas’ while encouraging tourists to explore our wonderful world.

We’ll help ensure that your visit will have a positive impact on local communities, and which will very much add to your experience.

We aim to employ directly from the places where we work whether this is porters, guides or staff for our own lodges.

Perhaps our largest contribution goes to the Pasang Lhamu Mountaineering Foundation established in 1993. Pasang Lamu Sherpa was the first woman to summit Mount Everest although tragically she died on the descent. She holds a very dear place within our hearts here at Thamserku. The Foundation supports women and children’s development and education through training, school placements, sponsorship and much more besides. We have rebuilt 5 schools since the earthquake and currently support a hostel for blind children.

Since the earthquake we have also formed the Yeti Foundation – a collaborative effort by all of our group we kick-started with a $40,000 donation http://yetifoundation.org/

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