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Everest and Sherpa Villages Luxury Trek

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15 days 14 nights

Code NTT20

Category Nepal Trekking

  • Group Size 2-16
  • Difficulty Level 3
  • Rating Popular
  • Highest Altitude 3,873 m (12, 703 ft) at Tengboche
  • Trip Starts From Kathmandu
  • Trip Ends At Kathmandu
  • Accommodation Luxury hotels and lodges
  • Type Trekking
  • Destination Kathmandu Bungamati Lukla Phakding Monjo Namche Tashinga Tengboche Khumjung Thame
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Trekking in the remote Everest region and explore the Sherpa Villages and Buddhist Monasteries staying in the luxury mountain lodges! Yes, it's possible with our chain resorts of Everest Summit Lodges that provide the highest level of services with landscaped gardens, comfortable lounges and bedrooms as well as hot showers and western toilets. Our Mount Everest and Sherpa Village Treks is the best way to explore Nepal Himalayas in style while staying in comfortable lodges of the Everest region. Trekking in the Everest had never been so easier before! The itinerary is designed keeping in view the beginners and or slow-paced trekkers. The walking duration will be usually 2-4 hours but some days can be longer.

After a couple of days in Kathmandu, exploring the cultural heritage sites, we take an exciting Twin Otter flight to the mountain airstrip at Lukla, from where we follow the footsteps of famous mountaineers on the trail to Mount Everest. We traverse through the Sherpa Buddhist land with colorful prayer flags, mani walls and monasteries. We share the trails with the locals, monks, other trekkers and the yaks ferrying goods. We stop in the villages, meet the locals, visit the schools and the temples and soak up the views of the highest mountains on earth. The trip will be led by a local experienced guide who will be always willing to show you the wonders of this Sherpa land that you will otherwise never discover on your own. Your luggage and gears will be carried by porters or pack animals, leaving you free with a small back pack only, to fully enjoy the trekking.

Trip Dates 2019

03 Mar, 18 Mar, 1 Apr, 13 Apr, 29 Apr, 17 May, 28 Sep, 13 Oct, 26 Oct, 6 Nov ( Timed with Mani Rimdu Festival in Tengboche) & 17 Nov

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01~Arrive in Kathmandu

Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, you are met by Far & High representative and you are transferred to your hotel in the city center. After some rest, you will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square with former Royal Palace complex and an array of ancient and medieval temples with rich wood carving and stone sculpture. We walk through the traditional bazaars of Indrawchowk and Assan and end up in touristic Thamel.

This evening, we will enjoy Nepali welcome dinner amidst folklore dances.

Overnight: Dwarika Hotel.

Meals : Dinner
Day 02~Patan, Bungamati Village, Boudhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath Temple

Following breakfast, we drive to Patan - one of the three medieval principalities of Kathmandu Valley. We visit Patan's Durbar Square with former Royal Palace complex and a cluster of temples in front of the palace. We walk on the cobbled street with wood, metal and thangka painting workshops lined up in either side. We visit Golden Temple - the major religious center for Patan's Newari Buddhists, 5 storied Nyata Pola Temple and Mahaboudha Temple with 10 thousand Buddha imprints on the bricks!

From here, we drive out of Patan and visit Bungamati - a traditional Newari Village with old houses, cobbled streets and temples. Majority of the villagers are farmers and artisans. In the afternoon, we drive to the north-east corner of the city and visit Boudhanath Stupa - which is believed to be the largest Buddhist monument in Nepal. The stupa is surrounded by numerous Buddhist monasteries, thankga and art workshops and handicraft outlets. The area is dominated by Tibetan refugees. Late afternoon, we visit Pashupatinath Temple - the most revered of the Hindu Temples in Nepal. The temple sits on the bank of holy Bagmati River. Admission to the main temple is reserved for Hindus only but we can see the complete temple and ritual activities of the temple from the eastern embankment of the river. If we wait till late, we will have opportunity to witness the Aarati ceremony with oil lamps that wrap the day's rituals.

Meals : Dinner
Day 03~Scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2846m) and a short trekking to Phakding (2652m)

Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2846 m. /9335 ft.) then trek to Phakding (2652 m. /8699 ft.) 3 hours walking, 300 m. (984 ft.) descent and 100m (328 ft.) ascent.

Following early morning breakfast at our hotel, accompanied by a Trekking Guide, we are transferred to the domestic airport for flight to Lukla. It's 40 minutes long scenic flight operated by Twin Otter craft. Lukla-the gateway to the Mount Everest and the Sherpa land is an interesting town with many tea shops, lodges, hotels, bank, monastery and convenient stores.

We meet rest of the crews at Lukla airport. After porters are assigned the pack of luggage and gears, we begin the trek of the day following a gentle climb up the mountainside on the right bank of the Dudh Koshi River (translated into English, it's Milky River). The milky colour of the water is the result of constant white foam as the water cascades over thousands of rocks and boulders. We descend a mountainside path that merges into our route to Everest, with views to a valley to our right; and at its far end, Kusum Kangaru (6,369m/20, 890 ft.). The river approaches as we pass a Mani wall and arrive at Ghat teahouse. We continue walking on the small trail on the right bank of Dudh Koshi River and make several ascents and descents before we arrive at Phakding.

We check in Yeti Mountain home which is ideally set at the bank of Dudhkoshi River, in a quiet and tranquil environment. After wash and change, we take a light walk to the neighboring Rimjung Village of Sherpas and visit its 350 years old Pema Choling Gompa Monastery. It takes 30 minutes each way for the walks to the monastery.

Overnight: Yeti Mountain Home or Khumbu Resort.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 04~Trekking from Phakding (2,652 m. /8, 699 ft.) to Monjo (2,840 m. /9, 315 ft.)

After breakfast, we find ourselves on the trail, following the caravan of porters and pack animals who ferry supplies to Namche Bazaar. The trail keeps close to the river valley, goes through the beautiful blue pine trees and rhododendron bushes that become spectacular during spring months when the flowers come into blossom. We will come across numerous, pretty multilevel cascading waterfalls where we can see locals taking bath or washing clothes. We pass through tiny villages of Zamfute, Toktok Benkar and Chumoa before we arrive at Monjo. Today, we will have the glimpses of snow-capped peaks of Kanguru (6,369 m. /20, 890 ft.) and Thamserku (6,808 m. /22,330 ft.). Today's hiking is deliberately kept short to aid acclimatization.

We check in our accommodation at Everest Summit Lodge and soon set out to explore the village. We visit the school and the monastery of the village.

Overnight: Everest Summit Lodge, Monjo.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 05~Trekking Monjo (2,840 m./9, 315 ft.) to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m./11, 283 ft.)

4 hours walking, 600 m (1, 968 ft.) ascent and 50 m (164 ft.) descent.

Following breakfast, we find ourselves on the trail to Namche Bazaar - the commercial hub of the Everest region. Today's walk is mostly uphill at a very demanding gradient. The track is quite level for the first half an hour as it follows just above the Dudh Kosi River. We get our permits checked at the entrance of the Everest National Park which lies just above Monjo. Shortly, the trail cuts across to the west bank of the river on a suspension bridge and then leads north to Jorsale (2,805m/9,200 ft.), the last settlement before Namche Bazaar. The trek continues upstream on generally flat terrain, crossing back to the right bank, to the confluence of the Bhote Koshi and Dudh Koshi rivers; it is here that you start the steep ascend to Namche Bazaar. After crossing a large suspension bridge floating at a hair-raising height above the milky river, we ascend slowly and at a steady pace towards Namche Bazaar. The trail is steep up, zigzags through dense pine forests and in about 2 hrs., bring us to an elevation where we may start experiencing the effects of altitude. Then the trail levels out and climbs gradually to Namche Bazaar. We will have some fantastic photographic opportunities as the peaks of Tawache (6,542 m./21, 458 ft.), Nuptse 7861 m (25791 ft.), Everest ( 8, 848 m./29, 021 ft.) and Lhotse (8, 516 m. /27, 932 ft.) loom in front of us. We check in our lovely Sherpaland Hotel. We enjoy a hearty lunch and after that take rest to adjust with the altitude. We may take some light stroll in the streets of Namche Bazaar and browse through the bargain shops for 'Tibetan' artifacts.

Overnight: Sherpaland Hotel, Namche Bazaar.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 06~Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar (3,440 m. /11, 283 ft.)

It's important to have an additional day at this altitude to get properly acclimatized. We want to get up early before sunrise and walk up to the Sagarmatha National Park Headquarter to take in the impressive views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Thamserku, Ama Dablam (6,856m/22,493 ft.) and other magnificent peaks and visit the museum. Continuing the trail above the turn off to the visitor center, brings us to Sherwi Khangba Sherpa Culture Museum that has a captivating collection of Sherpa Cultural objects.

We return to our lodge for breakfast and rest of the day is to wander about the cobbled streets of Namche Bazaar. We visit Namche Gompa that enshrines the statue of Guru Rinpuche and some fine murals. We will walk down to the bottom of the town to visit a large white washed stupa decorated with Buddha eyes or stay relaxed in the town and soak up the views. If we are here on Saturday, do not miss the market. If you want to try something harder, an acclimatization hike to Everest View Hotel will be an excellent idea. This is an hour hike straight above Namche Bazaar. Everest View Hotel at 12779 ft. (3880 m) is believed to be the highest hotel in the world. The hotel offers a 360-degree panoramic view of the mighty Himalayas, surrounding you from all directions. In the middle of all these white giants, peek out from far behind them, the one and only Mt. Everest. We will sit for a while at the world’s highest hotel, feeling lost in the clouds, sipping a hot cup of tea, mesmerized by our first glimpse of the goddess mother of the Earth and later we descend to our hotel in Namche Bazaar.

Overnight: Sherpaland Hotel, Namche Bazaar.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 07~Trek to Tashinga

2 hours walking.

It is only a short trek, less than 2 hours, to Tashinga, on the easy level trail that cuts around the ridge from Chorkung. If we take the tougher trail via Everest View Lodge and Khumjung Village, it can take 4-5 hrs. to Tashinga but as we have hiked the Everest View Lodge the previous day and we plan to trek via Khumjung Village on the return trip down from Tengboche, we will take the classic route via Chorkhung. The trail begins by the large Mani boulder and heads up north along a long-stripped ridge. The end of the ridge serves as a great view point over a great panorama of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam and Thamaserku.

A short push further brings us to the village of Kyangjuma (3550m) with lodges and souvenir shops and then comes an important trail junction at Sanasa (3600). We follow the trail that goes gently downhill towards the river. Before the trail drops to the river, it branches north of Tawichasa village and leads to the hamlet of Tashinga. We check in our lodge, situated at an idyllic spot with full advantage of plunging views across the valley.

Overnight: Everest Summit Lodge, Tashinga.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 08~Excursion to Tengboche Monastery (3,873 m/12,670 ft.)

5 hrs. walking.

Today, we hike Tengboche (also spelled as Thyangboche) - the highest point in this trip. The trail drops on steep stone steps to the small hamlet of Phunki Tenga (3,250 m/10, 660 ft.) that lies beside the Milky River. We cross the river on the wood-and-stone bridge and soon begin the steep ascent through heavy rhododendron bushes and pine trees for about an hour. As we emerge out of the forest, the trail becomes gentler and more gradual for another one and half an hour to the Tengboche Village and the monastery. Tengboche Monastery is the region's one of the most important religious centers and has a magical setting with some of the Himalaya's most brilliant peaks in the backdrop.

We hike the viewpoint at the top of the hill and enjoy the awe-inspiring views over the Himalaya. We will see the distinctive peaks of Ama Dablam (6,856 m./22, 488 ft.), Everest (8,848m/29, 021 ft.), Nuptse (7,861 m./25, 784 ft.) and Lhotse (8,501 m/27, 883 ft.) at the north and lesser high Kangtega, Thamserku and Kongde Ri at the north.

After a leisurely lunch with the great views of the Himalayas, we retrace down to our hotel in Tashinga.

Overnight: Everest Summit Lodge, Tashinga.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 09~Trek through Sherpa Villages of Khumjung , Khunde and Mende (3,700 m/12, 136 ft.)

5 hrs. walking.

We backtrack on the small path to the trails junction at Sanasa which takes about an hour. The path leads gently up the shallow valley. Khumjung (3780 m/12, 398 ft.) is the largest village of the area, that sprawls below Khumbila (5,761m. /18, 896 ft.) small village built into a mountain bowl. The village is surrounded by mountains and regular patterned terraced fields. It has the best bakery in the Everest region and a stop for coffee and cakes is a must! We visit the original Edmund Hillary School that provides primary and secondary education to 350 children. We will visit the village monastery and a take chance to see the "Yeti Skull". The village of Khunde (3,840 m. /12, 595 ft.) is a short walk further on and contains the famous medical centre instigated by Sir Edmund Hillary Trust. Above the village is the Khunde Chamkhang Temple, built by a Tibetan Lama who fled here from Tingri in Tibet in 1970s.

Leaving Khunde, the trail climbs out of the valley and then drops towards Namche Bazaar. Having turned the corner above Namche, and continuing for an hour through for pine and rhododendron forests abundant with monal pheasant and musk deer, we arrive at the small village of Phurte (3,390m/11, 192 ft.). We stop to visit the nurseries established by Sir Edmund Hillary's Himalayan Trust.

Leaving Phurte, we follow the forest path around the ridge to a boulder with a painted image of Guru Rinpoche and a pair of large chortens, cross a stream to another small village of Tesho. A side trail right after the bridge climbs north along the valley of the Thesebu River to Mende (3,700 m/12, 136 ft.). We check in our Everest Summit Lodge that has a commanding position with very fine views.

Overnight: Everest Summit Lodge, Mende.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10~Thame Village Excursion

5 hrs. walking.

Following breakfast, we leave for an excursion to Thame Village (3, 750 m/12, 300 ft.). The trail contours off, passing above the much larger villages of Dramo and Thomde and little beyond Thomde, rejoins the main trail to Thame that is traditionally used by Tibetan merchants who come across the Nangpa La pass (5,716m/18,754ft) to trade in Namche Bazaar. The trail then turns to an open traverse, with giant dark rock faces above and big drops to Bhote Koshi river below. Watch out for the caravan of yaks passing through and stand on the hillside if one passes through as the animal doesn't give way to the pedestrians.

The trail later descends to a bridge over a narrow crack with water gushing below. Here there are large wall paintings of Guru Rimpoche. A determined final push on a path zigzagging across old moraines brings us to a pretty stream with alluring pools and soon pops up Thame Village which is among the prettiest villages in the Everest region.

The village with scattered houses, patch-worked fields and massive snow-capped mountains in the backdrop is worth visiting. The village is also the hometown of Sherpa Tenzing Norgay-who first reached at the summit of Mount Everest with Sir Edmund Hillary. The 21 times summit record holder Appa Sherpa also hails from Thame Village.

We will have our lunch in Everest Summit Lodge. If we have still energy, we will hike up the monastery above the village. In the afternoon, we walk back to our lodge in Mende which takes about little more than 2 hrs.

Overnight: Everest Summit Lodge, Mende.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11~Trek to Monjo via Namche Bazaar

4 hours walking.

In The morning, we hike 30 minutes to the monastery above Mende. Until recently the monastery served as school to western Buddhist. The main temple houses the image of Chenrisig - the thousand-armed Avalokiteshware - the Buddha of compassion.

We will take the lover path towards Namche Bazaar. We will have a brief stop in Namche, probably for last minute souvenir shopping before making descent to Monjo. The total walk should take around 4 hours.

Overnight: Everest Summit Lodge, Monjo.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 12~Trek via Gumila Monastery to Lukla (2,743m/8,999 ft.)

5 hrs walking.

Following breakfast, we set out for the final day of the trekking. We basically backtrack to the path we used before. Above Phakding, we will visit the Gumila Monastery dedicated to Gumila sect. It takes about 30-45 minutes to reach the monastery from the main trekking route.

Overnight: Everest Summit Lodge, Lukla.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 13~Fly to Kathmandu

We bid farewell to our Sherpa crews and we take the small fixed wing flight back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, we are met and transferred to Dwarika's Hotel.

Overnight: Dwarika's Hotel, Kathmandu.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 14~A reserve day in Kathmandu

An additional day just in case of any changes on the schedule. You can visit Bhaktapur - the third medieval principalities of Kathmandu Valley or take tricycle rickshaw ride through the streets of Kathmandu or just relax and update your diaries.

Overnight: Dwarika's Hotel, Kathmandu.

Meals : Dinner
Day 15~Fly back home

Transfer to the airport for flight back home.

Meals : Breakfast

Trip Map

Trip Info

A moderated graded trekking

This is a moderate graded trekking, with a maximum altitude of 3900 m (12, 792 ft.) at Tengboche Monastery, suitable for people of all ages with normal health conditions. The third day of the trek from Monjo to Namche Bazzar is the toughest part of the trekking; it's steep uphill walking. Every day, we need to walk 2-4 hrs. on an even terrain with frequent ascents and descents. Some days are longer. As we approach Namche Bazaar at the altitude of 3450m (11,316ft), we are likely to experience mild symptoms of altitude sickness or acute mountain sickness that includes headache, dizziness, breathlessness, disorientation which are mild symptoms but with prior preparation and proper acclimatization, the chances of getting sick can be minimized. The itinerary is carefully planned and tested by our experienced guides.

The fitter you are, the better you enjoy the trip.

If we are not optimally conditioned, it’s advisable to begin preparation several weeks ahead of the trip. We advise you to do some jogging, cycling, swimming or aerobics that helps build stamina in your body as well as increases your confidence level and of course minimizes the chances of getting acute mountain sickness. We have to avoid dehydrating and so we advise you to consume 3-4 liters of water daily and also liquid food in meals. Not sure if it has any medical grounds, but our Sherpa guides recommends garlic soup to treat the effects of the altitude. Porters or pack animals will carry all gear and camp supplies (if you are taking camping trip), leaving members free to carry only a light day pack, No technical climbing or other special abilities are required.

What a typical trekking day is like?

Each morning after packing our bags and having a good breakfast, we set off on the day's walk. All we need to carry is a small day pack containing water bottle, camera, sun cream, hat, rain jacket and warm jumper, just in case. The porters will carry the rest of our gear for us. After walking for 2-3 hours we stop for lunch at around midday. The afternoon's walk is generally shorter and we usually arrive at our destination in time for afternoon tea. The remainder of the afternoon can be spent exploring the village, doing a bit of washing or simply relaxing with a good book. On some days we will arrive at our destination by lunchtime and the entire afternoon will be free. After dinner, the evening will often be spent playing cards and reliving the day's adventures, before heading off to bed for a well-earned sleep.


Temperatures and weather conditions vary throughout the day. It's sunny and very warm during the day and you can trek with T-shirts but at the ridge top, it can be suddenly windy and you may need the windproof jackets. When you are in mountainside and don't get the direct sunlight, then it's cool and you may take the fleece out from your backpack. It's quite cool after the sundown. End of September/October/November and the monsoon is usually over by the end of September but sometime post monsoon shower might continue until the first week of October. As the fall begins, the skies are clear, the days become warmer and even hot during the day.

Temperatures steadily decrease as you proceed towards the end of November. Highs in the 80°s F/25°C during the day, lows in the 30°sF/0°C at night. December/January/February This is a particularly dry season for the Everest region with again clear skies, frosty mornings, warm days but again cold at night. Highs during the day around 60-70°F, lows at night of around 32-20°F/0 to-10°C. NOTE that the monsoon traditionally arrives around mid-June and finishes by mid-September.

Equipment and Clothing

You need to bring your personal equipment and clothing on your own. You do not need any specialist equipment or clothing for this trek. Basically you need similar clothing to what you would bring on autumn or winter hikes in the American Hills or European hills. A detailed equipment list is provided on booking. We also provide a spacious kit bag, which will be given to you before your trek and is yours to keep.


Kathmandu Dwarika Hotel

Built upon a rich tradition of Nepali hospitality and incorporating some of the country’s most exquisite architectural traditions, the Dwarika’s Hotel in Kathmandu is an authentic experience of Nepal’s ancient cultural heritage. The hotel houses an extensive collection of artifacts from the 13th century onwards, and the buildings and courtyards house some of Nepal’s best craftsmanship – capturing the beauty and spirit of an ancient city. With 79 meticulously designed rooms and suites, the Dwarika's Kathmandu offers a regal experience comparable to the royal suites of the 14th century Malla Kings of Nepal. Each room has been individually designed to immaculately mesh a contemporary lifestyle with a flavor of Newari motifs and stylistic living. Remaining true to the earthy living that symbolized traditional life in the valley, the rooms capture the essence of such a lifestyle without compromise. The linen is organically produced and hand woven. The furniture is custom designed and handmade. The amenities rival the best luxury hotels. The attention to detail and personal service guarantee to make you feel at home.

Everest Summit Lodges and the best available lodges in the mountain.

In this trip, we use the up market luxury accommodation of Everest Summit Lodge chains and the best available lodges where Everest Summit Lodge does not exist. At every lodge, comfortably furnished rooms with en suite facilities, traditional style and local hospitality await you. Solar-power provides hot and eco-friendly showers, warm electric blankets, while colonially conveniences such as hot water bottles in comfortable beds revitalize you for the next day. The personnel are hardy boys and girls, native to the region, at home with the surroundings and always ready to serve with a traditionally warm Nepali smile. Despite often harsh conditions, our kitchen staffs churn out a creative range of delicacies to suit the most discerning palate! All lodges have been constructed with a strong awareness for protection of the environment, local culture and people. Exceptional locations offer fantastic mountain scenery all keep close to our concept of avoiding crowded trails, yet lie close to the natural beauty of their environment.

  • Dwarika Hotel, Kathmandu
    Dwarika Hotel, Kathmandu
  • Yeti Mountain Home, Lukla
    Yeti Mountain Home, Lukla
  • Everest Summit Lodge, Monjo
    Everest Summit Lodge, Monjo
  • Hotel Sherpa Land, Namche Bazaar
    Hotel Sherpaland, Namche Bazaar
  • Everest Summit Lodge, Tashinga
    Everest Summit Lodge
  • Everest Summit Lodge, Mende
    Everest Summit Lodge, Mende


While you are in Kathmandu, you will have full buffet breakfast daily at your hotel. We will have one welcome dinner on the day of arrival and one farewell dinner the last night. Welcome dinner will be in a typical Nepali restaurant amidst a local cultural dancing. Farewell dinner will be in Rum Doodle Restaurant which is quite famous among the mountaineers and trekkers.

During trekking, we provide standard breakfast, lunch and three course dinners, followed by tea or coffee. While we have our breakfast and dinner at our lodge, we will have our lunch in the trail side inns or lodges or we will be provided with cold lunch pack from our lodge. Most lodges offer a variety of rice and noodle dishes, as well as soup and seasonal vegetables. A variety of cereals, bread and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast.

There will also be plenty of snacks available such as biscuits, chocolate and soft drinks (extra cost) and in some areas you will find fresh fruits in season. You can buy packaged water (bottled mineral water) from local lodge and shop en route or you can also ask your guide to fill up your water bottle with boiled water and treat with water purification pills. Some lodges charge extra for filling up bottle for the cost of boiling the water. Besides, you are advised to bring some extra food supplements that includes energy bars, vitamins etc.

Guide and support staff

You will have local English speaking certified Guide, accompanying you as from Kathmandu. All Far & High Guides are trained by KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project) on first aid, environment, conservation and biodiversity. As required by law, all our trekking guides are licensed by Tourism Department’s academy. Most importantly, they are professional, helpful and always willing to provide you with personalized care and services. Your guide escorts you along the trail, help you choosing your meal and deals with local bureaucracy whenever required. As you pay all trekking charges in advance, the guide will take care of the bills. For your personal gears and clothing, we will provide one porter for each two trekkers with limitation of 15 kg/33 pounds of pack per porter, in compliance with the standards set by International Porters Progress Group (http://ippg.net/) and we strongly stand on porters' rights and discourage any forms of exploitation. Porters are locally hired at the village where your trek begins from, if not hired from Kathmandu. The guide and porters will have good clothing and boots to survive the harsh weather of the mountains.


All of our guides and support crews are trained in safety and first aid techniques. On adventurous trips, our guides and crews use modern equipment. Our itineraries involving high altitude allow enough time for acclimatization. We constantly keep eyes on the political and social conditions in the countries we visit and we do not operate trips in politically and socially disturbed areas. It's your responsibility to determine if you are physically fit and in sound health condition to undertake our trips.

Low impact of tourism

As you go through our trips, you will very quickly feel the important need for preserving the local culture and environment. We do our best to leave a minimum impact on the culture, environment and biodiversity of remote highlands. This plays an essential role in helping to increase awareness to the outside world, as well to the local people of the need to preserve these areas for future generations, rather than exploit them now for short term economic gain. We do our very best to ensure that local populations in the areas we visit benefit directly from our tours. We use local produce and supplies as far as possible. At campsites, we properly dispose of garbage, recycle cans and bottles, and discourage the use of firewood for cooking in order to help prevent deforestation. In short, we respect local culture and tradition and abide by local social etiquette, giving something back for local development.

Far & High supports local non-profit organizations working in community development and environmental conservation. A portion of your tour payment goes directly for such activities. So by traveling with us, you are helping in the community development and environmental conservation of the highland you visit. Far & High supports Association of Nepalese in Minnesota and Empower Nepal Foundation. Currently, we are helping Helpless and Orphanage Home that houses about 10 helpless children who lost their parents and relatives during the 12 year insurgency in Nepal. If you are interested, we can visit the orphanage home we support.

Group Size 

The price is valid for minimum group size 4 persons. If the group size falls below 4 persons, the tour will still go but there will be small group supplements $200 per person. The trip is guaranteed to run with minimum 02 participants. Our maximum group size will be 16 travelers. 

Single Room Supplement

If you are a single person booking this holiday you do not have to pay single supplements, if you are happy to share and if we can find someone of the same gender to pair with you. However your booking is accepted only on the understanding that if no roommate is available then you accept a single supplement will be levied. Single supplements are payable if you specifically request to have a room to yourself. If you have requested single accommodation we will do our best to secure this although we may not guarantee it everywhere.

Nepal Visa

You can obtain Nepal visa beforehand from any Nepali embassies or consulates abroad or wait until you arrive at Kathmandu airport or any other port of entry to Nepal. You will need to complete visa application form and attach a passport size photograph. Visa fee costs US$ 25 for 15 days and $40 for 30 days multiple entries. Some travelers prefer obtaining visa beforehand to avoid waiting in the long visa line upon arrival.

Booking Deposit

US$ 300 per person initial deposit is requested along with completed trip registration form. You can pay by major credit cards or personal check. Balance payment is due 90 days prior departure. Balance payment on credit card attracts additional 3.5% fee.

Add Ons

Chitwan Jungle Safari

US$ 170

Chitwan Jungle Safari

A 2 nights and 3 days jungle safari package in Chitwan National Park proves great scope of jungle safari rides and its worthy taking this trip as an add on to your trekking or cultural tour of Nepal Himalayas.

Ride on elephant back or drive your four-wheeler to view wild animals in their natural habitat or you might escape for a canoe rides on the jungle rivers. One can also have a memorable nature walks, bird watching excursions, village and cultural tours.

Chitwan National Park stands today as a successful testimony of nature conservation in South Asia. The park covers a pristine area of 932 sq. km and rich in flora and fauna. Situated about 160 km (100 miles) Southwest from Kathmandu, Chitwan National Park has been listed by UNESCO as World Heritage Site in 1984. The national park is home to the Great One Horned Rhinoceros, Royal Bengal Tiger, Sloth Bear, Leopard, 4 species of deer and many other mammal, reptiles and birds.

Package Price

River View Jungle Camp or similar: US$ 180 per person for 2 nights/3 days' package.

Jungle Villa Resort or similar: US$ 250 per person for 2 nights/3 days' package

Barahi Jungle Camp: US$ 550 per person for 2 nights/3 days' package.

Package includes:

2 nights' accommodation on double occupancy basis, full board, national park fee and jungle safari activities.

Package does not include:

Transportation, personal expenses such as drinks, tipping, laundry etc.


Kali Gandaki River Rafting

US$ 175

Kali Gandaki River Rafting

Kali Gandaki River-named after Hindu goddess Kali is deservedly a popular and medium length river trip that combines exhilarating white water with fine scenery. Kali Gandaki has its source in Mustang-a lost Tibetan Kingdom in the Trans Himalaya. As it tumbles down between the majestic Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna ranges, it creates one of the world's deepest gorges. The explorer Michael Peissel ran this stretch of the river in a small hovercraft in 1973 and at least two other groups have rafted and kayaked in this section.

All day you have to continuously keep paddlers busy against all technical rapids on the Kali Gandaki River. Both experienced and novice rafters love this. Nowhere else is it possible to find such diversity on a 3 day raft trip. Nice drops, sparkling chutes and turbulent rapids provide class III to IV+ runs during the fall and spring seasons.

1 After your exhilarating white water trip you have options either to drive or fly back to Kathmandu or to visit the Royal Chitwan National Park or again you can go for the trekking trip in the popular area of Annapurna region for few days.

Bhote Koshi River Rafting

US$ 100

Bhote Koshi River Rafting

The Bhote Koshi means Tibetan River and actually this River originates in the plateau of Tibet. Tibet. Kathmandu-Lhasa highway follows the bank of Bhote Koshi River. You can run a day trip or do a two-day expedition and run parts of the river twice. It's a great beginner river for rafters and fun for kayakers at all levels. It has upper sections of grade 5+ but most of commercially rafted sections are an overall grade of 4 with a couple or so harder rapids that warrant a 4+ or 5-.

Bhote Koshi is the beautiful for adventure trip with very steep and basically non-stop mountain river only 3 hours drives from Kathmandu offering two days of intense and challenging river activity. You are beginning to understand what this great trip in Nepal offers you nothing less than the ride of a lifetime. If you have never rafted before and if you have limited time but desire an adrenaline overload, then this is a perfect introductory trip package for you because of the Bhote Koshi is probably the most exciting short rafting trip in Nepal and best white water adventure in the world.

Trishuli River Rafting

US$ 70

Trishuli River Rafting

Trishuli River is the first choice of a rafting enthusiast and is also suitable for family adventures. It’s 3+ and 4-graded river and can be run throughout the year. The rafting put in and take out locations are in convenient distance from Kathmandu, Pokhara and Chitwan National Park. Rafting trip in Trishuli can be made for a varied duration, depending upon the availability of time and interest. Scenic valleys and impressive gorges, exhilarating rapids and easier sections as well as the right amount of time all make it the perfect trip for first-time as well as experienced rafters. Rafting trip down Trishuli River provides an excellent opportunity to observe the diversity of demography, landscapes, and cultural heritage and the flora and fauna. We can experience the thrills of white-water on the course of three days trip. The river trip is best done in two days and traveler with time constraint can also do a day trip.

During the monsoon, Trishuli River promises a more challenging ride, with powerful rapids and whirlpools. When the river is running high and wild, there are hardly any rafters around, and rafting on the Trishuli River is without a doubt the most exciting thing you can do in Nepal during monsoon and quite possibly one of the best two days big water rafting trips offered anywhere. There are numerous exciting rapids as the name of Snail's nose, Teendevi, Malekhu rapid, Monkey rapid, Upset, Surprise, Monsoon, Cotton Pony, Ladies Delight, S-Bend, Highway, Monsoon and Pinball Rapid. This makes your fun more challenging during high flows with a good mixture of continuous rapids and pleasant calm water.

Kuringhat, a small and picturesque village is an ending spot from where you can drive to Kathmandu or Royal Chitwan National Park or Pokhara to continue your adventure in the Himalayas.

Everest View Flight

US$ 215

Mountain Flight

Buddha Air and other major domestic airlines of Nepal operate one hour daily mountain flight over the Himalayas - a wonderful opportunity to view Mount Everest and other majestic peaks without venturing into a laborious trekking. Of the fourteen peaks higher than 8000 meters, eight are in Nepal. Although there is no denying that walking up and down the hills for a close up view of the Himalaya is very much worth the effort, this we have to confess is not for everyone, due to the physical and time requirements. Buddha Air’s Everest Experience is meant especially for those who don’t want to leave Nepal without touching the sacred and majestic Himalaya. To get the best of the weather conditions in the mountains where strong winds start blowing gathering clouds and raising snow plumes which block the view as the day progresses ahead, mountain flights take place early in the morning. Mountain flight is something you don’t want to miss while you are traveling in Nepal.


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