Once-in-a-Lifetime Mount Everest Trek with Luxury Wind-Down

Feel on top of the world as you trek to the base camp of the legendary Mount Everest and explore the mesmerising heart of Sherpa country. Encounter Nepal’s breathtaking natural beauty, with towering ice-capped mountains, lush green valleys, picturesque farmlands, hilly trails and forests full of rare and exotic wildlife. Enjoy a guided tour of ancient temples and get an insight into the villagers’ devotion to the Buddhist faith on this unforgettable 16-day Mount Everest base camp tour and trek. Includes two nights at the five-star Gorkana Forest Resort, stays in Nepalese lodges, internal flights, daily breakfast and select additional meals, a 30-minute massage, an authentic yoga class and more.

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Inclusion Highlights:
  • Valid for one person (twin share) – you must purchase two packages (single traveller option available see ‘Fine Print’ for details)
  • Nightly accommodation in Nepalese lodges and hotels
  • A luxury two-night stay at the five-star Gorkana Forest Resort
  • Internal flights between Kathmandu and Lukla

Soak up awe-inspiring scenery as you trek to the Everest Base Camp through the heart of Sherpa country together with your knowledgeable guides, admiring panoramic views from as high as 5,545 metres. Stay in Nepalese lodges along the way and discover the gentle spirit of the Sherpa people before winding down in five-star style with two nights at Gorkana Forest Resort, complete with a relaxing massage – the perfect way to chill out after your exhilarating trek.

What You’ll Love…

The Tour – Magnificent snow-capped peaks, peaceful monasteries, and encountering Sherpa kingdom

Prepare for a sight you’ll never forget as you witness the snow-capped Himalayan peaks of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and more soaring into the clouds.

Immerse yourself in Nepalese culture with a tour of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites and ancient temples of Nepal's colourful capital city, Kathmandu, such as the sacred Pashupatinath Temple, the Boudhanath stupa, the Swayambhu shrine and temple complex and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Patan Durbar Square.

Discover the market town of Namche Bazaar, the most beautiful of the Everest region, dramatically positioned on a hillside beneath the peak of Kongde Ri. Shops and restaurants are plentiful in this bustling area, where you can pick up Tibetan artefacts.

Get an insight into alpine flora and fauna at Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site, located at the highest elevation in the world. Admire the beauty of musk deer, Derow, Ghoral and Himalayan Thar as well as red and yellow billed chough, impheyan pheasant and blood pheasant.

The Accommodation – Authentic Nepalese lodges plus an indulgent two-night stay at the five-star Gorkana Forest Resort

Wind down after your trek with a relaxing two-night stay at the five-star Gorkana Forest Resort, complete with a rejuvenating massage. This premium resort, voted one of the Top 10 Hotels in Nepal in the TripAdvisor 2018 Travellers’ Choice Awards, is nestled in 470 scenic acres of ancient Gorkana Forest – once the private royal hunting ground for the kings of Nepal.

Your Package Includes:

  • Nightly accommodation in Nepalese lodges and hotels
  • A luxury two-night stay at the five-star Gorkana Forest Resort
  • Internal flights between Kathmandu and Lukla
  • Daily breakfast and select additional meals, including a welcome dinner with a Nepalese cultural show
  • A relaxing 30-minute massage at Gorkana Forest Resort
  • Return airport transfers from Kathmandu Airport
  • A city tour of Kathmandu with an English-speaking guide
  • An authentic yoga class in Kathmandu with an expert yoga teacher
  • The services of highly-experienced, licensed, English-speaking guides and porters
  • Equipment such as first aid kit, sleeping bags, duffle bags as needed
  • Government taxes and costs for trekking crew

The '7 day change of mind guarantee' does not apply for Tour bookings. Due to the high demand and limited departures any cancellation / refund requests must be made within 48 hours of purchase. Otherwise, the standard Refund Policy applies. Himalayan Social Journey’s cancellation and change of date policy applies. Any changes to confirmed bookings are at the discretion of the tour group and charges may apply.

Valid for the following tour departure dates:

5, 19 and 26 of every month from 5 November 2018 – 26 December 2019

Important: Please allow for travelling time from Australia. International flights are not included in your package and must be purchased separately. It is your responsibility to make your own travel arrangements and ensure that you arrive in Kathmandu on your chosen tour start date.

Instant Booking: To secure your dates at purchase, click 'Instant Booking' and select your preferred package. Once your preferred package is selected you'll click through to 'Choose Your Dates of Travel' and will be able to enter in your preferred tour commencement date.

Twin-Share Package: The package is valid for ONE PERSON (based on twin share). If you are travelling with another person you must purchase TWO PACKAGES, otherwise, an additional single traveller surcharge will apply. Single travellers will get their own room throughout the tour.

Single Traveller Surcharge: If travelling alone, a US$350 single traveller surcharge will apply, payable directly to the tour operator.

Difficulty Rating: Trek is suitable for people aged between 15 and 64. Please note that a good standard of fitness is required to complete the trek. If you have any health issues, please consult your doctor before purchasing. This is a Grade Three rated trek – hard treks are only for real adventurers. Expect to trek about five -seven hours daily or about 8 - 12 kilometres per day. It is recommended that you prepare for the trek by suitable training such as climbing hills or stairs, jogging, and spending some time in the gym to improve your stamina for a few months prior to the trek. If you are quite fit and do sufficient training prior to arriving in Nepal the trek will be a more enjoyable experience.

Maximum Tour Capacity: The minimum trek capacity is two people and the maximum capacity is 14 - 16 people per trek.

Potential Delays: It is recommended that you allow two to three days at the end of your trip to fly internationally, as flights can sometimes be delayed or cancelled from Lukla Airport due to sudden weather transitions or unforeseen circumstances. If flights are cancelled or delayed for a few days, a helicopter charter flight (approx. US$300 to US$400) may be required, so please ensure your travel insurance covers this instance. Suggested activities for extra days could be Chitwan National Park, white water rafting, going on a Pokhara valley tour, yoga and massages (not included). If your flight is cancelled or delayed for longer than two days, you may be transferred to the Annapurna Base Camp with a complimentary Everest scenic flight.

Not Included in Your Package: International flights, travel insurance, personal equipment and clothing, lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and on trekking days, entrance fee for Lukla (approx. US$18 per person, payable directly after landing in Lukla) and Sagarmatha National Park (approx. US$30 per person, payable directly after landing in Lukla), city sightseeing entry fees and tipping for the guide, porter and driver.

Connecting rooms are not available.

Booking confirmation must be presented at check-in.

All surcharges are payable directly to the tour operator.

Please note, tipping is not included and is at your own discretion.

Travel insurance is compulsory. We suggest purchasing travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this package.

Dining inclusions do not include beverages (unless otherwise stated) and menu options are subject to change.

Any unused portion of the package is non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for other services or cash.

Your passport must be valid at least 6 months beyond your intended stay overseas.

A visa may be required to the countries you are visiting and transiting. It is your responsibility to ensure you are holding a current visa.

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