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Hiking the Himalayas: Adventuring through the natural wonders of Nepal

Known for its unique culture and untouched nature, Nepal is a country like no other. While its larger cities provide endless historical intrigue for the wandering eye, the charming villages which are scattered abundantly throughout the omnipresent mountains are indeed the most magical elements of this majestic landscape. Begin your journey in colorful Kathmandu, but quickly head straight into the stunningly snowcapped Himalayas for an exploration that is sure to be the experience of a lifetime.

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  • Shop and dine in the lively Kathmandu Durbar Square
  • Watch the sun set from your traditional Yeti Mountain Home in Monjo
  • Challenge yourself on the steep trails of Sagamartha National Park
  • Indulge in a private helicopter ride to Everest Base Camp
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Day by Day Itinerary
Day 1

Arrive in the stunningly mountainous city of Kathmandu. Enjoy light refreshments as you prepare your documentation for the challenging adventure that awaits you. After, explore the ancient Kathmandu Durbar Square, taking in the impressive architecture once reserved only for those of royal status. Following an inspiring walk through Boudhanath Temple, head to your hotel - we recommend the charming Dwarika’s Hotel - for a relaxing evening.

Day 2

After an early breakfast, enjoy a brief flight to beautiful Lukla to begin your mountain adventure. Enter the Khumbu “gateway” and embark on a winding and remote path through towering peaks and tiny villages. After several hours of exploration, end your day in the Yeti Mountain Home in the village of Monjo, indulging your senses with spectacular views while dining on local cuisine.

Day 3

Enjoy a lovely breakfast and then continue your journey into Sagamartha National Park. Here, embark on a challenging trek up an undulating trail to Namche Bazaar. Catch your breath along the way by stopping amongst quaint and colorful village shops as you progress along this ancient trail. At the end of today’s quest, enjoy a peaceful evening of refreshment and spa luxury in the Namche Yeti Mountain Home.

Day 4

After a relaxing morning, enjoy guided exploration of this mountainous town. Learn about Namche’s ancient history, and feast your eyes on the chilling trails in the area, which lead all the way to the top of Mt. Everest. Treat yourself to local shopping and a guided walk through a local monastery. Then, return to your Yeti Mountain Home for a night of rest.

Day 5

Rise early and take a private helicopter ride to Everest Base Camp. Surrounded by the snow-capped Himalayas, this is truly a unique and awe-inspiring experience. Then, return to the Yeti Mountain Home for a delightful champagne breakfast before flying back to Kathmandu. Upon landing, explore the magnificent shopping and architecture of Patan Durbar Square before tucking in for the night in your beautiful Kathmandu hotel.

Day 6

Rise early and take in the gorgeous nature that surrounds you one last time before heading to the airport. It is time to return home… or to begin your next adventure!


Suggested Accommodations

Dwarika's Hotel

Dwarika's Hotel

Located just outside Kathmandu, near Pashupatinath, Nepal’s most sacred mountain, Dwarika’s is the recipient of a prestigious World Heritage Award given for outstanding historical preservation. The 74 guest rooms and suites are decorated with intricately carved wood and terracotta work in the traditional Newari style and are equipped with wi-fi access. Krishnarpan, one of the hotel’s two restaurants, offers six- to 22-course authentic Nepali meals, Toran has Chinese and Indian specialties, while Fusion has live blues and jazz in a bar setting. Dwarika’s has no spa, but does offer massage treatments and a swimming pool. The business center is fully equipped with broadband Internet access and secretarial services. The hotel is approximately a 10-minute drive from the airport in Kathmandu.

Yeti Mountain Home, Yeti Mountain Home

Yeti Mountain Home

Yeti Mountain Home lodges provide some of the finest accommodations in the Khumbu/Everest region of Nepal. They are amongst the world's highest altitude hotels, offering trekkers stunning views of the Himalayas. Each of the lodges has 15-20 rooms, with private en-suite bathrooms, quality linens and electric blankets, as well as good restaurants.

Yeti Mountain Home

After a day of hard trekking through the Khumbu/Everest region of Nepal, why not sit back and put your feet up in a luxury lodge, surrounded by all the best amenities? Yeti Mountain Home provides the ultimate comfort and style to the hardiest of trekkers in each of its six lodges in the Himalayas. Each fully-sustainable lodge features beautiful outdoor space, decorated interiors, comfortable rooms, and delicious meals to restore and rejuvenate each guest. With an on-site Sherpa at each spot, guests can also ask for advice and assistance as they continue their trek after one or several nights of rest and relaxation. 

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