Everest Thame Legendary

11 days Duration
4,800m Maximum Altitude
2-10 pax Group Size

A sublime shorter trek to get up into high places, indulging in fabulous Himalayan hiking, while exploring ethereal mountain monasteries and exquisite Sherpa villages.


Your trek begins with a meandering 4-hour hike from Lukla to Phakding, incorporating stops to meet locals and soak up the scenery, passing enormous mani stones and ancient chortens. The following day’s hike to Namche is breathtaking, touching stone farms and swing bridges. After an acclimatization day in Namche, including a hike to Khumjung village, you push on to Thame at end of the Khumbu Valley, home of the famous monastery. Your trek summits with a hike to Sumdur Peak, and then heads gently down through Monjo, back to busy Lukla.


This intensely scenic pilgrimage to the fifteenth-century Thame Monastery, perched 200m over valley on the face of Sumdur Mountain, is journey both inward and outward. Following an old Tibetan trade route, less crowded and touristy than the path to Everest, you’ll walk in the centuries-old footsteps of pilgrims and herders alike, up to one of the monasteries where Sherpa Buddhism actually started. Imagine entering its wooden gates to the sound of chants, and experiencing the surprise sight of Thame valley spread before you. The sense of being transported to a world far beyond your daily life, is inescapable —more so when rituals are being performed.

Day by Day Itinerary

Trip Info & Details

  • 3 nights Yak and Yeti Hotel in Kathmandu on Bed and Breakfast Basis.
  • 7 nights MLN Everest Region as per program on Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • MLN room amenities (Attached Bathroom, Hot Shower, Unlimited boiled & filtered drinking water, Bathroom slippers, Hair dryer on request)
  • Flight: Ramechhap – Lukla – Ramechhap (Regular Flight) with airport taxes
  • 1 English Speaking Nepali Leader
  • 1 Porter (1 porter between 2 clients with a luggage allowance of 13kg per person)
  • 1 Assistant Guide for above 4 members
  • Trek Staffs insurance & daily wages
  • National Park & Pasang Lhamu permit
  • Full day Kathmandu sightseeing
  • All airport transfers
  • Personal Equipment & Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Visa fee
  • Emergency Evacuation if required
  • Other Personal Expenses
  • Tips for Staffs

Spring: Mid of March-May: Come and visit when the rhododendrons and alpine flowers are in full bloom. Expect clear skies and sunshine in the mornings with some light cloud cover later in the day.

Autumn / Winter: Mid of September- First week of December. October can be busy, but at this time of year, the weather is normally very stable. Expect crisp sunny days and cold evenings.


  • Walking boots with suitable ankle support that have been worn-in prior to the trek, and which are waterproof
  • Trainer or casual shoes, for trekking and/or for traveling
  • Warm socks for colder areas

Leg wear

  • Loose, casual trousers for trekking
  • Waterproof trousers


  • Selection of T-shirts, and long-sleeved shirts, preferably not cotton
  • Warm shirt, possibly fleece, for colder areas
  • Fleece jacket or warm wool jumper
  • Windproof, waterproof outer shell garment for Higher altitudes
  • Down jacket (optional for cold nights & mornings; can be hired in Kathmandu cheaply)


  • Wool or fleece hat, or balaclava
  • Sunglasses or goggles
  • Sunscreen lotion and lip balm
  • Warm gloves
  • Strong rucksack or large hold all to be carried by porters

Other items

  • Day sack to be carried personally
  • Plastic bags or stuff sacks to store/separate trekking gear

Inside your main bag

  • One liter water bottle
  • Torch, ideally head torch
  • Camera and film! – for those not to be forgotten shots of the Himalaya

Optional items

  • Binoculars
  • Books (see Recommended Reading)
  • Altimeter
  • Compass
  • Playing cards/backgammon/chess set


  • Duffel Bag
  • Day Bag Pack
  • Walking Stick
  • Poncho (rain jacket)
  • Thermal Bottle
  • Sun Hat/ Cap
  • Khada/ Scarf
  • Umbrella
  • Buff
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Lodges on This Journey

night lodge exterior

Phakding Lodge

2601m (8,533ft)

mountain lodge

Namche Lodge

3440m (11,286ft)

lodge with mountain view

Thame Lodge

3785m (12,418ft)

lodge exterior

Monjo Lodge

2850m (9,350ft)

lodge exterior

Lukla Lodge

2860m (9,383ft)

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