SIN/KTM MI 412 0910/1205
Depart for Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. On arrival, at Tribhuvan International Airport, meet by our friendly representatives and transfer to hotel for overnight.
Today is left free for you for trekking permit preparations.
After an early breakfast, we make our way to the airport for flight departure to Lukla. Due to the tricky weather conditions, the departure may often be delayed or cancelled. Thus if weather permits, we are away by eight and arrive at Lukla (9200 feet) air strip early. Once all luggages have been assembled, it may take some time to organise porters to carry the gears. Lunch will be in Likla or Phakding. Leaving Lukla, the trail meanders down to the DudhKhosi River and just before Phakding, there is a large bridge from which you can gaze down upon the surging raging torrent, which eventually finds its way down to the Ganges. Today’s trek is approximately 3-5 hours.
From Phakding, we’ll proceed to Namche. This is a full day trip beginning by following the DudhKosi River then after lunch, start ascending the ridge up to Namche. The first day is relatively easy though the climb up to Namche is quite steep. Since Namche is at an attitude of 11,283 feet, one should not have any problems with altitude sickness. Yet nevertheless, one should not over exert oneself to break any speed record. For above 11,000 feet, slow and steady will definitely win the race. Today’s trek is approximately 8 hours. Namche is so named for its weekly Saturday bazaar in which the locals come from the surrounding districts to trade the various products of their farms for items they cannot produce themselves. In fact, Namche is the most important town in the region being not only a focus for trading but also for administration.
Today will be spent at Namche to acclimatize. Spend the day shopping as there are numerous shops and temples which you can see.
Today, we will proceed to Tengboche. The trail is wide and easy yet as with all places in the Himalayas you will never escape those onward ever-upward climbs as you find just before Tengboche. The altitude is not great but being at 12,686 feet, you should begin to feel exhausted far more rapidly than if you were at sea level. From this altitude up, you must take it easy and you may have a mild headache but it is nothing to worry about. Tengboche is a very picturesque monastery or Gomba as the sherpas and Tibetans call them and from here, you’ll have an excellent view of AmaDablam, Kangtenga, Thamserku, Lhose, Nuptse, Kongde and Everest’s majestic peaks. Today’s trek is approximately 6 hours.
Today, we will make our way to Pangboche, home of the ‘yeti scale’ which is famed for its Yeti scale and Yeti hand which is kept in a special room at the Gomba. You can easily see these relics by making an arrangement with your sirdar, giving a small donation to the head monk. The trail descends from Tengboche through conifer forest past the small settlement of Deoche and a small nunnery and we gain to the height of 12,800 feet at Pangboche. From there, we ascend on the northern bank of ImjaKhola passing through numerous summer pastures and tiny settlements before crossing the ridge and descending to Periche (13,290 feet) at the lower end of a huge village. Today’s trek is approximately 8 hours.
Today, we will acclimatize in Periche. You may take a short trip to the small NangkartshangGompa, a climb about 400 metres above the village.
Today’s trail ascends gently sloping from Periche to PhalangKarpo 4340 metres. In many places the trail crosses small streams on boulders. Look back down the valley from PhalangKarpo and see how much elevation you have gained of the views of Tawachee and Cholatse (6440m). Today’s trek is approximately 7 hours.
Today is left free for acclimatization. Meanwhile enjoy the spectacular view of Nuptse Peak while slowing regaining height strength and energy for the final ascend to Kala Pattar.
The final ascend today could well be the highlight of the trip. Entering first to Gorakshep at the height of 5184 metres. From here is another 3 hours climb to the summit of Kala Pattar at 5545 metres. Enjoying the panoramic view of Mount Everest and Base Camp is just about 3 hours from Gorakshep. Return to Lobuje in the afternoon.
After breakfast return to Kathmandu by flight.
Today will be a free day in Kathmandu. You may wish to do some last minute shopping
KTM/SIN MI 411 1305/2015
After breakfast, transfer to the airport to catch flight departing for Singapore. Arrive in Singapore with fond memories of an unforgettable experience.
|Airline||Silk Air (MI)|
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|Time Difference||Nepal is 2 hours and 30 minutes behind Singapore.|
|Passport||An international passport with a minimum validity of six (06) months from the date of departure from each country is required.|
|VISAS||Visa is required for all nationalities and to be applied on arrival. One application form, 1 passport size photo and USD25 are required for a maximum of 30 days stay.|
|Travel Insurance||Travel insurance is highly recommended by us. It covers unforeseen circumstances such as delays, luggage loss, personal accidents, injuries or illnesses. Please approach our staff for your complete insurance needs.|
|Itinerary subject to changes||Itinerary & order of sightseeing tours may be reshuffled due to unforeseen circumstances|