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Two weeks in Nepal, trekking towards the highest mountain in the world and staying in comfortable tea huts.
  • Product Code 42290
  • Holiday Type
  • Grade Grade 6
  • Holiday Duration Nights

At first light the cold air chills the bones in the Himalaya but the anticipation of one of the most beautiful sights in the world diverts the mind. The mountains become clearer and then suddenly the sun bursts through revealing snow clad peaks burning pink in the dawn light. A collective drawing of breath can be felt from all those lucky souls who share this unique experience

During the day our every step is accompanied by views of mountains towering another mile above our heads. The names may not be familiar, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, but the views are everything you hoped for and more. And then the first view of Everest, something to tell the grandchildren about. Fortunately the view can be enjoyed from the trail or from a café with beer in hand. It is great to have a choice.

If you can take your eyes away from the snowy peaks there is so much to be enjoyed. We walk through the heart of ethnic Sherpa country. The cadences of life are different from anything we know. Fields are ploughed with oxen, villagers rise and rest with the sun as they have always done. Buddhist temples rest on summits, prayer wheels and flags are seen beside the paths. Spirituality is important to the people who live their lives in these starkly beautiful but harsh surroundings. Enjoy the contrast between the mountains and the bustling city of Kathmandu. Vibrant, busy and a complete contrast to the mountains, it is an essential part of experiencing the best of Nepal.

Holiday Highlights

  • The first view of Everest towering above you.
  • The last view of Everest as you return down the valley.
  • Namche Bazaar. The unofficial capital of the Sherpa tribe.
  • The flight to Lukla, some great flight seeing.
  • A cup of tea from the Everest View Hotel balcony. The best view in the world?
  • From Tengboche, stop and look around, the peak of Everest is another 3 vertical miles above you!
The holiday inclusions and exclusions at a glance
Whats included in this holiday Items that are covered in the cost of holiday price.

      Return flights and airport transfers.
      All transport for walks and excursions.
      Full board en-suite accommodation.
      Services of a dedicated tour leader
      Services of an experienced local trek support team on all trekking days.
      Entrance fees to all included highlights.
Whats not included in this holiday Items that are not covered in the cost of holiday price.

  • Entrance fees to some museums and historic buildings (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Insurance
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Travel Details

  • Arrival transfer by road (c1hr).
  • Flights Heathrow-Kathmandu via Istanbul (c11hrs + stop), Turkish Airlines.
  • Regional airports may also be available.
  • Internal flights by Buddha Air or alternative.        
  • UK add-on flights and upgrades available, please contact us for a competitive quote.
  • Visa is required.

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Shangri-La Hotel

Surrounded by the lush greenery of its award winning garden, the Shangri-La Hotel is a calm oasis in the heart of Kathmandu. The hotel features an outdoor swimming pool next to the famous garden, a well equipped fitness centre, spa and tennis court. All rooms are styled with contemporary furniture and hard wood floors, and come with an electric kettle, tea making facilities and a personal safe. En-suite bathrooms have a hairdryer, hot and cold showers and free toiletries. A comfortable seating area and cable TV are included and all rooms are fully air-conditioned. Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi. There’s a relaxed bar, a coffee shop and an Asian restaurant.

Tea huts, along the trail

Tea huts are a classic Nepali institution that are effectively ‘B&B’s’ run by friendly locals. Staying in one arguably offers the chance to experience the area in a more connected way than can be found through hotel accommodation. They vary in standard, each with its own unique setting and offer ever improving accommodation, good food, warmth and shelter and there is always a great welcome. Breakfast and dinner are taken in the houses. Many have electricity but, in others, dinner will be by romantic candlelight! Twin and single rooms are available, but please be aware that the experience is much more like staying in somebody’s house rather than a hotel. We will generally have access to hot running water and flushing toilets, but please note that hot water supplies can be erratic. Most teahouses will have facilities for charging phones/cameras and typically charge about £1 per hour. Blankets are supplied in tea huts but the supply is limited so you may choose to bring a 2-3 season sleeping bag or hire one in Kathmandu on arrival if you prefer.

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