Everest Family Trek
Everest Family Trek

This trek is just to explore the unique Sherpa culture and the superb snow-capped Mountain views along with the world’s highest mountain (Mt. Everest).It is the easiest trek of Everest region which is popular for family and those who don’t have sufficient time to travel around Nepal. We have been running family treks in the Everest region for many times with great success and they loved it very much. It can be done within a short period which is really memorable experience, and the kids just love it! The panoramic mountain scenery, the unique cultural experience to be had in the villages along the way, and the co-operation with our friendly and experienced staff deliver an unforgettable family experience that's hard to beat. Hence, we make the itinerary on the basis of your choice and time and this trek can be a wonderful experience for any young and adult person. It is possible to do both camping and lodge trek. Just try it once for new experience that will definitely lure and compel to anyone to come to Nepal again and again!

 

Brief itinerary:
 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m)
Day 02: Full day sightseeing
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2840m) and trek to Phakding (2,610m) 4/5 hours
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) 6/7 hours
Day 05: Rest day for acclimatization
Day 06: Namche to Tengbuche (3,860m) 5/6 hours
Day 07: Tengbuche to Khumjunng (3,780m) 4/5 hours
Day 08: Khumjung to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) 3/4 hours
Day 09: Namche Bazaar to Phakding (2,610m) 5/6 hours
Day 10: Phakding to Lukla (2,840m) 3/4 hours
Day 11: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu (1,350m)
Day 12: Final Departure

 

Type of our services:

In Nepal the trekking can be categorized into three types: Therefore we have the three types of services for trekking on the client's requirement and request. You can choose the service and email us at any time and price will be changed accordingly.

01: Fully Organized Camping Trek:

Camping trekking is that kind of trekking on which all the food are prepared and served to the clients in their own dinning tents and they have to spend their night an open area in the tent during the trek. This type of trekking are organized in those areas where Lodges are unavailable and difficult to accommodate during the trek. All the members have to sleep in the tents and breakfast, lunch and dinner are prepared by the cook and Kitchen staffs. The essential things such as tents, foods, utensils, tables, chairs, stoves and kerosene are taken from Kathmandu. Hence, this type of trekking is a bit expensive instead of tea house trek because we have to take everything from Kathmandu. The price covers all permits, transportation, staffs salary and insurance along with your domestic flight tickets, transportation and accommodation in Kathmandu as well.

02: Full Package Lodge or Teahouse Trek:

Teahouse or Lodge trek is a type of trek on which we will eat and sleep at lodge during the trek. The package covers all the foods (breakfast, lunch and dinner) accommodation, trekking permits, hotel in Kathmandu, arrival and departure, round transportation and domestic flight tickets along with staffs salaries, foods accommodation and their insurance.

03: Guide or porters services with accommodation:

This type of trekking is based on lodge trek. The price includes only guide or porter, his foods, accommodation, insurance and your accommodation and trekking permits during the trek. We are always flexible for the price and itinerary and please never hesitate to ask question if you have any queries. We are here just for you to give quality of service.

 

Key notice for trekkers


Foods:

You can have the food on the basis of your order on the fixed priced menu on this trek. We will serve you three times meal a day during the trek. Breakfast and dinner with tea or coffee are served at the same hotel where we stay but the lunch we will take on the way to trek. The best authentic Nepalese food is Daal bhat (that comes with lintel, rice, pickle, meat or vegetable). You can consult with your guide for lunch, dinner and breakfast so that you will get the authentic and hygienic foods during the trek. Most of the clients have to eat food at the hotel where they stay according to the rules and regulation of the local. As you check in lodge, you have to give the order for dinner and fix the time because in the mountain the hotel kitchen is small where the innkeeper cooks everything over a single wood or kerosene stove with a limited supply of pots. So, it may take a bit longer.

Temperature in Everest region:

The weather and climate differs from place to place in Nepal. The best season for trekking starts from September to December and March to April. The best season for trekking in Nepal can be divided into autumn (fall) and spring. September to December season falls on Autumn Season. September and October are the best and peak season in Nepal. During these months the weather is warm and pleasant. The temperature during the day is 15 to 20 degree celcius but at night will be cold. As you go higher the weather will be colder.The sky will be clear and monsoon is over. Sometime it snows and that time the temperature goes to be below 0 degree during the night.November and December is also good season for trekking. These two months will be a bit colder. Temperature during the day is 15 to 20 degree celcius but at night the temperature goes to be below 0 to -10 degree celcius. Hence you need to bring good sleeping bag for Everest base camp trek. January and February is taken low season due to cold. During these period, the weather will be too cold at higher place and the climate is not bearable for trekkers.

The temperature during the day will be like 5 to 10 degree celcius but at night goes to be -10 to -15 degree celcius. Likewise March to May is the good season for trekking. The weather is warm and good for climbing as well. The sky will be clear and all the way will be dry but a bit dusty and windy. The hilly region covers by the beautiful flowers of Magnolia and rhododendron and seems colorful. The temperature is 20 to 25 degree celcius during the day but will be cold below 0 degree at night at the higher place.
June to August is rainy season and most of the areas are a bit difficult to travel due to landslide and rain. Most of the hills will be covered by clouds and all most all views cannot be during this season.

Accommodation in Everest region:

The Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara will be in 3 star categories hotel. All accommodations are on a twine-shared basis. During the trek, the rooms are very basic with common bathrooms. The United Brothers Trek and Expedition will book the best lodges during the trek. You can get room with attached in Lukla and Namche Bazaar but after that all the rooms will be only on twine sharing basis with outside bathroom. In higher places, if you get the room with attached bathroom during the trek but the bathroom will be frozen due to cold in the higher places. If you want single room, please notify it before your arrival, and we will tell the extra price for that and book the hotel accordingly. You can get the single room in city like Kathmandu and Pokhara easily on the basis of your choice but in the mountain during the trek, sometimes the hotel owner does not want to give single room due to lack of rooms or overflow of trekkers. In such cases, you have to consider and sleep on twine sharing basis with your friends.
There are only limited lodges at Lobuche, Gorakshep, Dzongla and Gokyo. In those places sometimes all the rooms will be fully booked due to over flow of tourists and in such case, we have to sleep in the dormitory room or dining hall with 10-15 persons.

Drinking water:

Drinking water is the most important thing for the travel. During your trek, all the trekkers are requested not to drink the water directly from the tap. The tap water on the way is not pure to drink .You can buy mineral water on the way to drink but it may not get all the way because the SPCC has banned the plastic bottles to prevent environmental pollution. So, you can take personal water bottle from Kathmandu and fill the drinkable water in it from the available place or you can put in purification tablet before drinking. That is the best way to be safe from the disease which may cause from impure drinking water during the trek. Some of the trekkers use to drink water from the tap due to the lack well information. So, it's not good to drink water from the tap for your health.

Physical Strength and pre- experience:

Trekking means walking on foot to visit and observe panoramic beauty being close to Nature. You have to walk at least 5/6 hours per day. The trekkers must be physically and mentally fit enough. Everyday walking and jogging help you to achieve the target. If you have pre experience of trekking that helps a lot but nothing is impossible if you wish from your bottom of heart. Hence, clients are requested to do a lot of exercise for walking. You can walk or jogging every day before travelling that makes your muscle strong and fit for the trek. Better to do short trekking before joining longer trek like Passes above 5000m.

High Altitude Sickness:

High Altitude Sickness (HAS) or Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is one the main problems during the trekking and any one (Mountain climbers, hikers, skiers or travelers) can be victims of AMS apart from their Physical Strength. It is the most dangerous things which has no any specific medicine and one needs to be cautious from the initial period. It starts normally above 2400m and the main causes are walking faster, less drinking water, lack of acclimatization, addiction of alcohol and cigarettes and lower level of oxygen and air pressure. The prime symptoms of AMS are dizziness, headache, vomiting, nausea, insomnia and anorexia. The best way to prevent it is to drink plenty of water, and enough acclimatization at above 2400 m. Our tour leader and staffs will have sufficient first aid medicine and kit but in case of creasing situation of AMS one might need to cancel the trip and descend down. If the situation of the patient is getting worse, clients will be airlifted immediately for further treatment in hospital at Kathmandu.

Essential equipment that needs to bring for the trek:

Please read the brief guideline for packing list which assist you to be well prepared. We have listed most of the important equipment list here but it may differ a little bit according to the season, area of trip and the duration of trek. The sleeping bag and down jacket are provided through United Brothers Trek and Expedition but if you want to bring your own that will be better and fit for you. The porter will carry your luggage but you are required to carry a day-pack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. Hence we want to request you to pack the necessary thing that you need during the day. You can buy the following things here in Kathmandu as well but the quality will be different.

Valuable documents and items:

Passport with valid date and flight tickets
Photocopies of valid passport, Passport sized Photos, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
Some cash (Dollar, Pound or Euro) for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.

Wearing Clothes and equipment:

Sleeping bag (good one -20 degree
Down jacket
Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable
Few pairs of T-shirts
One pairs of hiking shorts
Fleece or woolen trousers
One pairs of hiking trousers
Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
Light and expedition weight thermal tops
Warm hat (that covers your ears)
Few pairs of underwear
Warm gloves
Few pairs of shocks
Cap or Hat (that can be used during the day at lower place to protect from Sun)
Bandana or head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions
Trekking boots
Trekking shoes (light)
2 pairs of Sunglasses
Headlamp with extra bulbs and batteries
Camera or movie camera
1 medium-sized quick drying towel
Gaiters and Crampon (For winter, high passes or peak climbing only), optional
Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)

Rucksack and Travel Bags:

1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters)
1 large duffel bag
A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables things

Medical:

Small, personal first-aid kit. (Normal and light)
Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters
1 skin-blister repair kit
Anti-diarrhea pills
Anti-headache pills
Cough and/or cold medicine
Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox
Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc
Water purification tablets or water filter

Toiletries:

Toothbrush/paste
1 small folding knife
Multi-purpose soap
Sun Cream
Deodorants
Nail clippers
Face and body moisturizer
Female hygiene products
Small mirror
Personal Hygiene
Tissue /toilet roll
Anti-bacterial hand wash

 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m)

You will be welcomed by our airport representative with a great hospitality and then transferred to the hotel. After having checked in the hotel, we will give you short briefing about the trek. By the evening we will take you for welcome dinner in a restaurant with special Nepali cultural dance and after that we will drop you to the hotel and spend overnight.

Day 02: Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu

On the 2nd day, after breakfast, we will go for Kathmandu sightseeing. At first, we drive you to the Swayambunath Temple which is called Monkey Temple as well. It is situated on the top of the hill from where you can see the entire Kathmandu Valley. After that we will drive you to Boudhanath which is the biggest Buddhist temple in Nepal. From Boudhanath we again visit another famous Hindu Temple called Pashupatinath which is pretty close from Boudhanath. It is located at the bank of the Bagmati River where you can see the ritual cremation activities and then we return back to the hotel and prepare for the trek.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,840m) and trek to Phakding (2,610m) 4/5 hours

Today, we will go to the airport early in the morning for lukla flight which takes around 35 minutes. You can see unbelievable view of White Mountains and green country side. As you get at the Tenjing Hillary airport lukla then we will get off from the plan and go to a lodge and take small break with a cup of tea and introduce with our other crew like porters. Then we move slowly through the Sherpa village called Chhoplung and Ghat with new hope. We will stop on the way for a while for lunch and then continue our journey to Phakding and stay overnight. It takes about 4 hours to get there from Lukla.

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) 6/7 hours

After having spent a night at Phakding, we will continue our journey to Namche after breakfast and the entire trail goes through Sherpa village along Dhudkoshi River. On the way to Namche Bazaar, you can see the breathtaking views of Mt. Thamserku, waterfalls and typical Sherpa villages. We have to cross Dhudkosi River more than 5 times on suspension bridge. Jorsale is the main entrance of Everest region and we have to pay the national park fees here if we haven’t done it at Kathmandu. We will take a short break for lunch at Jorsale and then carry on the trip. From the last suspension bridge, the way climbs up and if the weather is clear you can see the Mt. Everest and Lhotse which removes all your physical tiredness and give new energy to climb the steep. After 6/7 hours of walking we get to Namche Bazaar and stay overnight at lodge.

Day 05: Rest day for acclimatization

Namche Bazaar is the capital city of Sherpa people located on the lap of Mt. Everest. Today we have leisure time and to utilize it, we visit to Sherpa Museum and Army Camp from where you can see the clear view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse and Amadablam clearly. Likewise, you can observe the ecosystem of Everest region which is clung on the wall of National park museum. After that we will return back to the lodge and have lunch and then spend the spare time by exploring around Namche Bazaar and stay overnight.

Day 06: Namche to Tengbuche (3,860m) 5/6 hours

On the next day after breakfast, we will start our trek to Tengbuche and on the way to it; you can see the view of Kongde peak, Amadablam, Lhotse, Mt. Everest, Kangteka and Khumbu Valley. From Namche Bazaar, the way is flat and after 2 hours of walking, we will get to a small village located in the mids of jungled called Sannasa where we stop for a cup of tea. From here the trail descends down and crosses River and arrives at a small place located at the bottom of Tyangbuche near Bhetkosi River and we will stop there for Lunch. After lunch, the way climbs up till Tyangbuche about 2.30 hours. Tyangbuche is named from the foot print of guru which still can be seen at Tyangbuche monastery and this is located at the bottom of the most beautiful mountain called Amadablam. It is famous due to its old monastery. By the evening we visit the monastery and see the foot print of the powerful guru. We stay overnight there.

Day 07: Tyangbuche to Khumjunng (3,780m) 4/5 hours

From Tyangbuche, we descend through the same way till Sannasa. From here, we have to climb up about 45minutes and reach at a beautiful village called Khumjung. It is called Green Valley of Khumbu region and all the roofs of the houses of the village are in green color. It is Edmund Hillari’s favorite village so that he has opened a Secondary School from his own aids to educate the poor Sherpa people. Here you can visit a very old monastery and inside of it you can see the Yeti’s head (scalp). From here, you can walk up to Khunde which is a small Sherpa village where you can visit the Edmund Hillari’s Hospital. After having visited Khunde Hospital, you can return back to the same lodge and stay overnight.

Day 08: Khumjung to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) 3/4 hours

Khumjung is a beautiful Sherpa village. From here we first visit Everest View Hotel. It is Japanese's Hotel and famous to see the Everest view. After that we descend down to Syangbuche. Syangbuche is a small village where the world’s highest airport is located. But the plane lands here only sometimes due to bad condition of the airport. From here, we again descend down to Namche Bazaar and stay overnight.

Day 09: Namche Bazaar to Phakding (2,610m) 5/6 hours

As usual we start our journey after breakfast. From here, we descend through the same way and stay a night at Phakding at the same lodge.

Day 10: Phakding to Lukla (2,840m) 3/4 hours

Today is final day of our trek and we head directly to Lukla from here. By the evening we celebrate the last day at the hotel and distribute tips to thank all the staff and porter and to say good bye them.

Day 11: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu (1,350m)

We fly back to Kathmandu and do some shopping for our final departure. By the evening, we will take you to a Nepali restaurant for farewell dinner.

Day 12: Final Departure

Our company representative will come to the hotel to pick you up and then drop you to the airport for your final departure and say good bye till next visit.

 

What is Included in the Cost

  • Arrival and departure transportation by private vehicle

  • 3 Nights Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast

  • Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu flight tickets

  • Welcome and farewell dinner

  • All ground transportation by private vehicle as per itinerary

  • One full day sightseeing in Kathmandu

  • All entrance fees in Kathmandu during your sightseeing

  • All government, local and airport taxes

  • All essential paperwork for trekking permits

  • Tims Card

  • National park fees

  • Accommodation on Twine sharing basis during the trek

  • Foods (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) with tea or coffee during the trek

  • Porters (2 trekkers- 1 porter)

  • An English speaking and government license holder trekking guide

  • Staff's salaries, their insurance, equipment, foods, accommodation and flight tickets

  • Medical Kit

  • Sleeping bag

  • Down Jacket

  • T-shirt, cap and trekking map from united brothers trek and expedition with its logo

  • Trekking poles

 

What is Excluded in the Cost

  • Visa fees in Nepal

  • Excess baggage charge

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu

  • International flight tickets

  • Travel insurance

  • Helicopter Rescue

  • Medication

  • Hot Shower

  • Heater

  • Battery Charge

  • Mineral water

  • Hot water

  • Personal expenditure (Bar bills and laundry)

  • Extra porter

  • Extra night hotel in Kathmandu

  • Tips for guide and porters

 

Trip dates trip price trip status
15 Apr, 2019 - 24 Apr, 2019 0.00 Available

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tirp fact

  • Duration : 8 days
  • Trip Grade : Moderate
  • Trip area : Everest region
  • Type of Trek : Lodge Trek
  • Group Size : 1-12 pax
  • Max height : 3,780m
  • Starting point : Lukla
  • Ending point : Lukla
  • KTM/Lukla/KTM : Flight

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