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Mount Everest: 15-Day Base Camp and Kalapathar Trek

1. Mount Everest: 15-Day Base Camp and Kalapathar Trek

All along this part of the trail, villages are interspersed with magnificent forests of rhododendron, magnolia, and giant firs. In both the early autumn and late spring, the flowers on this portion of the trek make it the kind of walk you will remember for a long, long time. Mount Everest Base Camp is the most popular destination for trekkers in Nepal. Its popularity has grown since the first expeditions to the Nepalese side of Everest in the 1950s. The trek takes off from Lukla. First, take a 40-minute morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and we land its tiny at Lukla Airstrip then our trek start to Khumbu Region. The trek follows the Dudh Kosi valley route with an ascent up to the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar. From Namche, you traverse along a high path from where you have the first good view of Everest. Head towards Thyangboche Monastery located on top of a mountain ridge and then descend the Imja Khola and continue to the villages of Pangboche and Pheriche. After that, arrive at the Khumbu Glacier. The trek through the glacier takes you first to Lobuche and then to Gorak Shep, where you finally reach your destination, Everest Base Camp at the foot of the Khumbu ice falls. Itinerary: Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Your arrival to Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), you will be met by our Airport Representative, and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast. Day 02: Flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding Today early in the morning, drive about 15 minutes to Tribhuwan International Airport. After a 30 minute scenic flight to Lukla (2804 meters.), begin your trek to Phakding (2610 meters) - 3 hours easy walking. Overnight at guest house, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner. Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3535 meters). Overnight at guest house, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner. Day 04: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar. This is a day for an acclimatization. Have a fine walk around the valley to adjust to the thin air. Namche Bazaar is known as the gateway of the Everest. you can go to a museum too on the same day. There, see the traditional custom of Sherpa people. Besides, a fine view of the Everest and other mountains can be viewed from this place. Overnight at guest house, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner. Day 05: Trek to Tengboche (3850 meters). By reaching Tengboche, visit a monastery known as Tengboche monastery. Then you will be taken to observe the prayer ceremony whether in the evening or morning. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Day 06: Trek to Dingboche (4350 meters). Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Day 07: Acclimatization day Today, enjoy another day for acclimatization. Have a trip to Chhukung valley, then return to Dingboche in the evening. Go to Chhukung Ri (5546 meters) from there, observe the fifth highest mountain, Makalu. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Day 08: Trek to Lobuche (4950 meters). Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Day 09: Trek to Everest Base camp (5400 meters.) and return to Gorakshep (5160 meters). Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Day 10: Hiking to Kalapathar (5545 meters), then trek to Pheriche The day starts with a hike up to Kalapathar (5545 meters), an excellent viewpoint to observe Mount Everest and innumerable spectacular mountains views. Then trek back to Pheriche (4280 meters). Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Day 11: Trek back to Namche Bazar Overnight at a guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Day 12: Trek to Lukla. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Day 13: After breakfast, fly back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast. Day 14: Day at leisure. It's also a spare day just in case of flight delay in Lukla. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast. Day 15: Departure. After breakfast, your guide will drop you off at the airport. Note: The weather is unpredictable in Lukla even in the best season of October and November. The chances are high to get flight delays or cancellations due to the bad weather. Thus, it is always recommended to allocate a few more spare days before you fly back home.

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Kathmandu: 1-Hour Mount Everest Flight

2. Kathmandu: 1-Hour Mount Everest Flight

You will be picked up from your hotel in Kathmandu. After a short drive, you will reach the TIA from where the plane takes off. The mountain flight usually lasts from 50 minutes to an hour, and there are a variety of options for the flight times. During the flight, you can witness the bewitching beauty of the tallest Himalayas of the world including Everest, Gauri Shankar, and Langtang Lirung. A total of 20 mountain peaks are summoned in this Everest flight from Kathmandu. Starting from Langtang Lirung Peak to Everest and Chamlang Peak, you will get to explore everything from the air. The cool air will refresh you like never before, and on your return back to Kathmandu you get to take a second look at all of the beauties previously witnessed. This experience will provide you with a fantastic insight into the geography of Nepal, and following your return to TIA, you will be taken back to your hotel.

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Kathmandu: Full-Day Mountain Biking Tour

3. Kathmandu: Full-Day Mountain Biking Tour

Enjoy spectacular views of the Nepalese Himalayas on a full-day mountain bike tour, with options tailored to your level of experience and fitness, from an easy 19-mile (32-kilometer) trek to a challenging 37-mile (62-kilometer) bike ride. You will be cycling in a delightful world of wooded slopes, small villages, hidden temples, and views of the giant mountain peaks, from Makalu to the Annapurnas. Each route is available daily and includes a mix of trails and technical challenges. Kathmandu-Tolkha-Kathmandu Tour This is a great beginner’s ride that includes an easy climb away from Kathmandu before a thrilling ride back downhill through typical villages and farms. There will be some chances to test your skills on sections of single track. Visit the ancient temple at Tolkha for a picnic lunch, before returning to Kathmandu. • Grade: Easy • Distance: 19 miles (32 kilometers) Kathmandu-Jamcho-Kathmandu Tour Enjoy a challenging 27-mile (45-kilometer), 3-4 hour bike ride, climbing through the National Park jungle, with breathtaking views and a brilliant descent along a rough-and-ready trail as the reward for hardcore mountain bikers. • Grade: Difficult • Distance: 27 miles (45 kilometers) Kathmandu Scar Road Tour This is one of the most talked about and challenging rides in the Kathmandu Valley. Start with a 20.5-mile (34-kilometer) climb along a winding paved road to Trishuli and the heart of Langtang. Once at the top, go off-road and climb the last 3-mile (5-kilometer) steep section for stunning views of the Himalayas on clear days. Once inside the National Park the trail becomes narrow and technical. Traverse the jungle with a cliff drop on one side, and test your technical riding with some fast and furious downhill stretches. Be sure to keep your eyes on the trail and not the mountains! • Grade: Difficult • Distance: 37 miles (62 kilometers) Kathmandu-Chobar-Lele-Godwari- Kathmandu Tour Enjoy a longer, scenic ride of the southern end of the Kathmandu Valley. Suitable for intermediate riders, the tour combines a mix of jeep tracks, country roads, and trails. The 28-mile (47-kilometer) trail undulates through the countryside and small villages of the Newar and Tamang people, before making a sharp ascent to Dhanda, where views of the Kathmandu Valley open up before your eyes. There is the option of a challenging single track, or a switch back jeep track to get down to the valley. • Grade: Difficult • Distance: 28 miles (47 kilometers)

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Kathmandu: Leisurely 12-Day Everest Base Camp Trek

4. Kathmandu: Leisurely 12-Day Everest Base Camp Trek

Over the course of an exciting 12 days, travel with your guide all the way from Lukla Airport to the Everest Base Camp - at 5,450 meters above sea level, and back again. Take in an array of unforgettable highlights during this nearly two week trek, taking part in an experience that will supply you with memories to last a lifetime. During your trip, walk an average of 5 to 6 hours each day. With this in mind, it is important that participants are in good physical condition. While this trek does not involve technical aspects, any previous mountain trekking experience is definitely a plus. Your tour begins with one of the most exciting and scenic flights in the world: Kathmandu to Lukla. Although only 35 minutes, take in all that makes the Himalayas so incredible. Once you arrive to Lukla, your long trek immediately begins. Make your way through several great locations on the way to Everest Base Camp, some of which include Namche Bazaar, Dingboche, Tengboche, and Lobuche. After you’ve experienced the wonderment of Everest Base Camp, take in the fantastic view of the great peak at Kalapattar. Afterwards, begin your journey back to Lukla, from where you enjoy the same scenic flight back to Kathmandu.

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Nepal: 15-Day Manaslu Circuit Trek

5. Nepal: 15-Day Manaslu Circuit Trek

Take the Larkya La Pass and cut behind Manaslu Massif to trek through the Himalayan wilderness. Your trek around the Manaslu Circuit begins with a scenic drive to Aurughat, where you'll hike up the Buri Gandaki River and through the rough gorges between Himalchuli and Ganesh Himal. The trails are steep, but the spiritual support of Buddhist prayer flags and Chortens, and the first sight of Manaslu peak make it all worth it in the end.  Suggested itinerary: Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu Valley Arrive at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and be received with a private vehicle and transfer to the hotel. A representative of the local partner will give you information about further programs. Day 2: 8-Hour Drive to Arughat (640 meters/2,093 feet) Get picked up at 7:00 AM for an 8-hour driving journey to Arughat. From Kathmandu to Dhading Bensi drive for an approximately 3.5-hour drive on paved roads, from which you will then drive another 4-hours to Arughat on a dirt road. Stay overnight at a guest house. Day 3: 6-Hour Trek to Soti Khola (775 meters/2,534 feet) Follow the Budhi Gandaki River toward its point of origin. Pass the village of Morder and Simre to reach the Arkhat River and slowly ascend toward Kyoropani. Camp near the confluence of Seti River, which is an ideal place to take a freshwater bath. Stay overnight at a guest house. Day 4: 5.5-Hour Trek to Machha Khola (900 meters/2,943 feet) The trail descends slowly until you climb again along the mountain ridge to Almara. Pass the forest trail to arrive at Riden Gaon. The valley here cuts the river towards Budhi Gandaki. At Labubesi, the trail follows the sandy river bed of Budhi Gandaki. Camp tonight at Machha River. Stay overnight at a guest house. Day 5: 6-Hour Trek to Jagat (1,340 meters/4,382 feet) Cross the  Machha River and Khola Besi and follow the forested trail toward Dovan. Below Dovan, there is a huge rapid at Budhi Gandaki. As the elevation increases, the rapids and the scenery undergo a complete transformation. At Jagat, there is a police check post where your trekking permit will be checked. Stay overnight at a guest house. Day 6: 6-Hour Trek to Ngyak Phedi (2,310 meters/7,554 feet) Ascend to the terraced hill of Saguleri and have a view of Sringi Himal. Continue towards Sirish Gaon and see as the Gandaki Valley narrows. Stay overnight at a guest house. Day 7: 7-Hour Trek to Ghap (2,100 meters/6,867 feet) Follow the trail upstream Deng River towards a tiny village of four houses. Walkthrough a rock tunnel to avoid the traditional steep climb. At Ghap, experience Tibetan culture as you see Mani stones and Chortens all around. Stay overnight at a guest house. Day 8: 7-Hour Trek to Lho (3,200 meters/10,464 feet) Cross the wooden bridge over Budhi Gandaki and follow the path lined with houses interspersed with cultivated fields. At Namru there is a police check post again. After Namru, continue on to Naike Peak and see Manaslu North and Manaslu mountains from here. Set camp near a spring at Lho Gaon and stay overnight at lodge or guest house. Day 9: 6-Hour Trek to Sama Gompa (3,500 meters/11,445 feet) Pass the stone gate and long Mani stone wall of the village after Lho and get a full view of Peak 29. Take a side excursion to Pungen Glacier to get an up-close view of Manaslu. Follow the lateral moraine of Pungen Glacier toward Sama. From the village of Sama, it take another 20 minutes to reach Sama Gompa. Stay overnight at a guest house. Day 10: Samagaon Spend a day at Samagaon to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning of the air. Take a local excursion to visit Birendra Lake. Return to the lodge for an overnight stay. Day 11: 5-Hour Trek to Samdo (4,500 meters/14,715 feet) Climb a terraced hill on the opposite bank of Budhi Gandaki River towards the remote permanent settlement of Samdo. Stay overnight at guest house. Day 12: 8-Hour Climb of Larkya La (5,215 meters/17,053 feet) and Trek to Bimthang (3590 meters) Climb towards Cheo Danda and slowly head steeply uphill towards the moraine and glacier up to Larke Pass. Enjoy stunning views of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Gyagi Kung, Kang Kuru, and the Annapurna II. The descent is more difficult than the ascent due to the trail being thin and steep. Walk over the landslide and old moraines towards Bimphedi and stay overnight at a lodge. Day 13: 7-Hour Trek to Tilje (3,900 meters/12,753 feet) The route gets easier today. Start with a gentle climb through paddy fields towards Karcha La Pass and descend through forests to Tilje. Stay overnight at a guest house. Day 14: 4-Hour Trek to Tal (1,725 meters/5,640 feet) and 4-Hour Drive to Besisahar Follow the trail downstream of Marshyangdi River and pass through the scattered villages to reach Tal village. Have lunch and take a local bus back to Besisaharand stay overnight at a guest house. Day 15: Drive back to Kathmandu city.

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Kathmandu Valley: UNESCO World Heritage Sites Day Tour

6. Kathmandu Valley: UNESCO World Heritage Sites Day Tour

Take a simple yet exciting full-day tour of Kathmandu’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The city is brimming with ancient history and fascinating culture, and full of must-see sights on any visit to Nepal.   To start the day, your tour guide will pick you up at your hotel in Kathmandu or Patan (Lalitpur) and take you first to visit the oldest temple in Nepal, Swayambhunath. Here, you’ll spend about an hour exploring the ultimate pilgrimage site and get amazing views of the capital from the top of the hill. Then, drive to Patan, a city known for its cultural and artistic heritage. Visit some of the city’s temples and admire its ancient architecture before enjoying a lunch of local cuisine.   Next up is a visit to Pashupatinath Temple, one of the most famous and sacred Hindu shrines in the world. Take a spiritual swim in Bagmati River, thought to wash away all sins. Learn from your guide about Lord Shiva's importance to Hinduism here. Finally, calm your mind and soul by visiting the nearby peaceful Boudhanath stupa. Famous for its 4 pairs of eyes facing 4 directions, this shrine is thought to be eternally watching over the people and their doings. Explore the Boudhanath spinning prayer wheels and take beautiful pictures to remember this experience. Your guide will drop you off at your hotel at the end of the day.

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Kathmandu: Full-Day Changu Narayan Nagarkot Hiking Tour

7. Kathmandu: Full-Day Changu Narayan Nagarkot Hiking Tour

You will begin with breakfast at 8:00AM in the morning. From there your friendly guide will pick you up from your hotel in Thamel or Kathmandu, and following a one-hour drive you will reach the Changu Narayan Temple. The Changu Narayan Temple gives you the opportunity to learn a lot about Nepalese culture. You will also encounter old-style houses, and will learn about the lifestyle around Changu Narayan. Following that, take a 4-hour hike from the Changu Narayan Temple to Nagarkot, the place from where the Himalayas appear like white diamonds. You can also check out the incredible views over Langtang, Shisapangma, Mount Everest, and Gauri Shankar from this location. Your guide will help you to learn more about the beautiful Changu Narayan Temple, along with Nagarkot. Your tour will later end after around 8-9 hours, at which point you will be returned back to your hotel to rest.

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Kathmandu: Nepali Cooking Class with Hotel Pickup

8. Kathmandu: Nepali Cooking Class with Hotel Pickup

Join an experienced chef who will lead a cooking class to prepare a traditional Nepali meal while also learning about the food culture of the region. This activity also includes a visit to a local market to pick up the ingredients needed to cook your meal.  After your prick up from your hotel, visit a typical local market of Kathmandu-Ason on a rickshaw to have an authentic experience. Meet local merchants and see the hustle and bustle of the busy shopping hub in Kathmandu. After the market visit, it is time to start the cooking class. Learn about various local delicacies of Nepal and how they are cooked and what type of ingredients are used. You will make beloved and traditional foods like momo, varieties of yummy curries, a unique bread that includes roti and the absolute favorite Sel roti which is slightly similar to American donuts. Have fun as you listen to Nepalese folk music during your class and at mealtime and also learn some Nepalese phrases as well.

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From Kathmandu: Nagarkot Sunrise and Dhulikhel Day Hike

9. From Kathmandu: Nagarkot Sunrise and Dhulikhel Day Hike

Enjoy a complete package experience that combines a gorgeous sunrise viewing with a 4- to 5-hour hike through the mountains of Nagarkot to Dhulikhel. You’ll be picked up from your hotel in Kathmandu or Lalitpur (Patan) at around 5:00 AM for the 1.5-hour drive to Nagarkot. Once arrived, take in the exotic mountain views and embrace the stunning beauty of the sunrise, which will be sure to soothe your soul and get you ready for the day. Learn all about Nagarkot (the “Angel’s Place”) from your guide.   From here, embark on a 4- to 5-hour hike through the forested mountains between Nagarkot and Dhulikhel. If you’re lucky and it’s a clear day, the intensely blue sky makes a perfect backdrop for views of the amazing landscapes, high mountains, and village life. Admire the biodiversity of the region and learn about cultural aspects of Dhulikhel from your guide. It’s a long hike, but nothing beats the feeling of accomplishment and peacefulness when you reach Dhulikhel.   Your tour ends after this full day with a return to your hotel via bus, during which you can reflect on the amazing day and prepare for tomorrow.

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What people are saying about Bagmati Zone

Mountian biking tour lasted approximately 5 hours, it was just the two of us and our guide. The tour was nice allowing us to see more of Kathmandu. We are both fit and it was comfortable, I think they would adapt for your level of fitness. The bikes were in good condition and we experienced no problems. The guide was friendly and managed to take us on another route when our initial route was blocked for a festival. We were given a bottle of water on the trip and also offered dinner when we returned. I would book with this company again.

Good guide nice ride...

Good ride out of Kathmandu up to the rim where you have some options. I chose to ride around the valley and then back into town. Nice views of the valley and the terraced rice fields and the chance to ride like a local through the city streets. ***Good bikes that were well tuned and ready to roll....

Make sure you are prepared

The mountain biking tour was great, but not for beginners. The tour guide was great, and makes sure you are doing OK during the ride.

A detour to the north of Kathmandu

You can feel the Nepalese villages not expecting tourists .... note: traffic for those who like risk, but the guide gives advice ....

Great time!

Excellent time riding in Kathmandu - and nice further assistance and advice with my further trip