Kathmandu and Everest Panorama Trekking
Kathmandu and Everest Panorama Trekking facts
- Duration of Trip: 12 Days
- Tour Days: 10 Days
- Type of Tour: Hotel
- Max. Altitude: 3800m
- Grade of Tour: Medium Hard
Tour of temples, monasteries, old palace, royal courtyard, scenic mountain view and world heritage sites Buddhanilkantha, Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath, Patan / Lalitpur with tour of medieval Bhaktapur city, scenic mountain flight to Lukla
Trekking around world’s highest hills and valleys in Everest region,panorama of Mt. Everest and adjoining mountains from Thyangboche monastery,in traditional Buddhist country enrich with culture and custom”
EncountersNepal grand sightseeing tour of famed and renowned places leads you to various scenic and cultural sites in and around Kathmandu beyond to picturesque Everest region with panoramic flight to Lukla and trekking onwards to famous Namche Bazaar and wonderful spot at Thyangboche Monastery with awesome panorama of high Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and adjoining peaks.
On arrival in Kathmandu with authentic Nepali cuisine dinner with local folk and cultural dance program, Kathmandu a historical, cultural, scenic valley and capital of Nepal with Multi party government a Republic Nation.
Kathmandu Valley, a unique valley with exotic setting 25 centuries back it stood as a large lake. It is completely surrounded by a level of Green Mountain walls above which to the north tower the mighty snowcapped peaks during the winter.
It consists of four major cities carrying great historic, artistic and cultural interest.
Kathmandu city with its wonderful green valley slowly emerging into a metropolitan city and towns, however old temples, monasteries, old palace, royal courtyard and world heritage sites still retains its past time glory and artifacts with ancient culture, traditions, religions and way of life as it was in past earlier old periods.
Kathmandu city and the surrounding valley has much more to offer our guests and travelers to taste our rich culture and traditions with warm friendly hospitality of Nepali people showing you the wonders of Kathmandu arts, historic monuments with colorful festivals.
All our guided sightseeing tour offering from half day, a day to a week or more at places of main attraction and interest in and around Kathmandu valley.
Beside Kathmandu being a bustling city but steeped in history with amazing terracotta artifacts, pagoda temples and dome stupa Buddhist monuments with ancient royal king courtyard with various impressive tours within Kathmandu valley where one ca marvel day to day.
Next day starting after breakfast with short drive to famous Hindu Pashupatinath Temple with golden tier pagoda roofs with four silver sided doors, the temple is busy every day with pilgrims and disciple from all over Nepal and India the main occasion is in mid February “Shiva Ratri” birth anniversary of lord Shiva.
From here a short drive to Little Tibet at Bouddhanath, declared as the largest Buddhist shrine of South Asia. The ancient colossal chortens built in the 6th century A.D. by King Man Deb. With series of three terraces and from the bird's eye view it takes the relevant shape or of a lotus flower which indeed remains a very holy object for all the devout Buddhists of the world.
The chortens surrounded by a circular market of Tibetan influence, the chortens embraces the authentic philosophy of Mahayana faith of Buddhism known as Lamaism in Nepal, Sikkim, Ladakh, Bhutan and Tibet.
EncountersNepal Tour continues with short drive to Patan city, situated south of Kathmandu separated by a bridge over the River Bagmati. Patan also known as Lalitpur meaning city of Arts, visit the old palace courtyard (Durbar) fascinating tall terracotta house with intricate window carvings, and stone temple of Krishna with a pillar of Garuda the vehicle of Lord Vishnu and as well of Lord Krishna.
Then heading back with a drive to Kathmandu with a tour of Bhaktapur Durbar Square with full of arts and culture. There are many monuments of historical significant places to see over here are five storey Temple Nytapola, 55 Windows Palace, Golden Gate, Lion Gate and many more. After a grand interesting time here drive back to Kathmandu with rest of the afternoon free at leisure.
Encounter Nepal includes the old 2,550 years old Swayambhunath (monkey temple) located on a hillock west of Kathmandu city with awesome views of the Kathmandu valley and the city with snow capped mountains towards north beyond the green hills that surrounds Kathmandu valley.
On the third day where the trekking begins with a short scenic flight toLukla with awesome mountain panorama during 30 minutes flight, on reaching Lukla starting the trek with first day moderate and gradual walk with downhill’s and short ups in between 3-4 hours of good to overnight stop at Phakding village by the Dudh Kosi river, next day walk leads past several traditional Sherpa villages with many series of prayer monuments and Mani walls following the Dudh Kosi upstream into enchanting woodland of rhododendron, oaks, pines and fir tree lines overlooking magnificent views of Kwangde, Tharmsarku and Kusum Kanguru peaks then reaching the famous Sherpa capital at Namche Bazaar with modern facilities Cyber Café, Banks, many restaurants, lodge, hotels, stores and shops with fresh bakeries, Here with two night stops for good acclimatization before heading higher elevation to Thyangboche, here at Namche optional short hike to the view points or towards Everest View Hotels which is about 2 hrs walk uphill at 3,880 meters with fabulous views of Mt. Everest and Ama Dablam peak with other adjoining mountains.
Next day trek leads to another highlight of this trip to Thyangboche monastery walking on the gradual winding path with glamorous views of high snow capped mountains with Mt. Everest, after a good walk for few hours then a strenuous uphill climb to Thyangboche Monastery through enchanting forest of rhododendron, pines, oaks, birch and fir tree lines after a hard climb of 2 hours the magnificent spot at Thyangboche with amazing panorama of mountains that surrounds this wonderful spot overlooking view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse and the majestic Mt. Ama Dablam that towers high into clear blue sky.
In Thyangboche for overnight stop with a visit to the famed monastery where monks and lama on prayer with interesting and impressive time here head back to Lukla on the same route with another overnight stop at Namche and then to Lukla after a marvelous and memorable time in the high places of Everest and concluding this lovely adventure with a short scenic flight to Kathmandu after an awesome and enjoyable time around Everest region with wonderful and great service of EncountersNepal.