Journeys

Everest Yeti Trail

13 days Duration
4,265m Maximum Altitude
4-10 Group Size
$3000USD Standard Price

Trek to the highest lodge in the world, on the way encountering stunning views, ancient monasteries, and Sherpa villages, and staying each night in comfort.

Route

You start with early flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, then a gentle, four-hour hike to Phakding to get you familiar with the local terrain. At Phakding, you join the Dudh Koshi River, originating in the Everest massif, to begin your uphill climb. The trail to Namche offers two incredible swing bridge crossings. After acclimatizing in Namche, instead of the north-east trail to Everest, you head north-west, to Thame, famous for its monastery, then on to Kongde Lodge, the magnificent pinnacle of your journey, finally descending back to Phakding and colorful Lukla.

Details

According to Himalayan myth, this part of the Everest region, Thame valley, is the abode of the Yeti. This magnificent departure from the Everest road delivers real tranquility and solitude in the Himalayan wilderness—perhaps affording you a sight of that mythical creature! Indeed, once you pass Thame’s famous monastery, the trail to Kongde is essentially private. Used by Khumbu Sherpas before the 1950’s, it was renovated by Mountain Lodges of Nepal with approval of EIA. As you walk under canopies of lush vegetation, cross bridgeless snowmelt streams, navigate narrow paths over rocky canyons, and enter meadow after breathtaking meadow, it will be just you and the view. Your reward: the highest starred hotel in the world, Kongde Lodge.

Mid of April-June.

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.

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.

Included

• 3 nights Hotel Gokarna Forest Resort as per program on Full Board
• 9 nights MLN Everest Region Lodges as per program on Full Board, with Happy Hour
• Flights: KTM-Lukla-KTM with airport taxes
• NP Fees & TIMS Permit Fee
• 1 English Speaking guide
• 1 porter for every 2 member
• Trek Staffs insurance & daily wages.
• All airport transfers
• Services: All internal travel, board and meals as per program

Day by Day Itinerary

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 with mountain view

Kongde Lodge

4250m (13,944ft)

lodge exterior

Lukla Lodge

2860m (9,383ft)

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