An elite adventure, this trip takes you to Khumbu Himal, the homeland of Nepal’s tough mountain tribe, the Sherpas. Trek to Sherpa villages that lie under the shadows of some of the tallest peaks in the world including Mount Everest and take an exciting heli tour to Kala Patthar (5242m), at the base of Mount Everest
After arriving in Kathmandu we fly to Lukla, the ‘Gateway of Everest’. We trek for two days taking in the wonderful mountain scenery and Sherpa culture, with stopovers at Sherpa villages of Phakding & Namche, finally arriving at Shyangboche – the site of the World’s Highest Skydiving Adventure ‘Everest Skydive’.
At Shyangboche we board the waiting Fishtail Air’s helicopter for our heli tour and fly over the towering Himalayan giants : Ama Dablam [6856m], Thamserku [6608m] Kantega [6685m] , Lhotse [8501m], Nuptse [7879m]and enter Mount Everest’s Western Cwm - a broad, flat, gently undulating glacial valley basin terminating at the foot of the Lhotse Face. The Western Cwm, also known as the ‘Valley of Silence,’ is traversed by climbers using the southeast route to the summit of Everest. The view of the mesmerizing Gokyo Lake from aboard the helicopter is just amazing.
We stop briefly at Kala Patthar (5,545m) - one of the finest viewpoints to view Mount Everest up close and the site of the World’s Highest Cabinet Meeting (held on December 4, 2009). After exploring and taking pictures, we leave Kalapatthar and fly towards Kongde Ri (4200m) which has the worlds highest full service luxury resort – Yeti Mountain Home, Kongde. At the resort, we sit out enjoying the panoramic views of Himalayan Mountains and celebrate the completion of our Everest adventure over champagne and a sumptuous breakfast- a fitting finale to a wonderful and memorable trip. After our meal we take the return flight to Kathmandu.
Throughout your trek you will be accommodated at Yeti Mountain Homes, a chain of high end luxury resorts or at a teahouse lodge of your own choice. At Kathmandu your address is the serene and tranquil Hyatt Regency or at a hotel of your own choice.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu; Transfer to the Hyatt Regency
Day 02: Fly to Lukla (2800m), Trek to Phakding (2656m)/ Overnight at Yeti Mountain Home or a mountain lodge of your own choice
Day 03: Trek to Namche (3450m) /Overnight at Yeti Mountain home
Day 04: Trek to Shyangboche (3720m) –Heli tour to Kala Patthar (5242m) & Kongde (4200m) - Return Kathmandu
Day 05: Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu
Day 06: Depart Kathmandu