Luxury YMH Trek

We offer this luxury trekking trip for the trekkers who look for physically easy and short distance walking per day in lower altitude below 4400 m and a comfortable lodge trek in Everest region according to food and accommodation. We have made right selection of comfort and best lodges in this route to meet your comfort level maximum during the trek. This trek starts with scenic Himalayan flight to Lukla from Kathmandu.

You will explore the real life of Himalayan Sherpa people, their culture, life style, agriculture in terrain farm lands, mountain foot hills etc. You will enjoy with the spectacular Himalayan views including Everest Himalayan range and other Himalayan white peaks rising from 5000 m to 8848 m.

Trip summery in facts:
Trip Title: Luxury YMH Trek
Maximum Elevation: 4400 m.
Walking Level: 5-6 hours per day.
Trip Duration: 14 Days
Mode of Operation: Comfort Lodge Trek
Best Season: Mar, Apr, May & Sept, Oct, Nov.
Trip Grade: Moderate
Group size: Minimum: 2 people to Maximum: 18 people

Outline Itinerary: Luxury YMH Trek
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, welcome by ART member at airport and transfer to hotel 5 star at  Thamel touristic city. Bed & breakfast included.
Day 02: Kathmandu flight to Lukla 45 minutes then trek to Phakding (2610 m). 3 hours Overnight at comfort Lodge Yeti Mountain Home.Full board included.
Day 03: Phakding trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m), the biggest Sherpa town in Khumbu region, known as the gate way of Everest. 6 hours Overnight at comfort Lodge Yeti Mountain Home. Full board included.
Day 04: Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar, ascent Syangboche airport 3720 m, airfield in the 2nd highest altitude of the world.  Excellent views of Everest Himalayan range with other several Himalayan peaks in surrounding. 3 hours Overnight at comfort Lodge Yeti Mountain Home. Full board included.
Day 05: Namche Bazaar trek to Tengboche Monastery (3860 m). 5 hours overnight at Gumba Lodge. Full board included.
Day 06: Tengboche Monastery trek to Khumjung Sherpa Village 3970 m, visit Khumjung village to see the monuments of Himalayan Yeti. 5 hours Overnight at Himalayan Eco Lodge. Full board included.
Day 07: Khumjung Village trek to Thame 3800 m. 4 hours overnight comfort Lodge Yeti Mountain Home. Full board included.
Day 08: Thame trek to Kwangde 4410 m. The best views on Everest Himalayan range including other Himalayan ranges and peaks. 5 hours overnight comfort Lodge Yeti Mountain Home. Full board included.
Day 09: Kwangde trek to Phakding 5 hours. Overnight comfort Lodge Yeti Mountain Home. Full board included.
Day 10: Phakding trek to Lukla 3 hours, Overnight comfort Lodge Yeti Mountain Home. Full board included.
Day 11: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu 45 minutes and transfer to hotel 5 star bed and breakfast included.
Day 12: Reserve day if weather condition is bad in Lukla to fly back to Kathmandu. Hotel 5 star bed and breakfast included.
Day 13: Kathmandu free day sightseeing & shopping around. Hotel 5 star bed and breakfast included.
Day 14: Airport transfer and international departure.

COST INCLUDES:
-Airport-hotel transfers by private car or tourist mini bus according to group size.
-3 nights 5 star level hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
-Trekking permits of Everest (Sagarmatha National Park) and TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System).
-Accommodation at  Yeti Mountain Home twin basis Dinner & Breakfast.
-Lunch at some restaurant or Yeti Mountain Home.
-Salary, insurance, bus tickets, food and accommodation for guide and porters.
-Kathmandu to Lukla round flight tickets.
-Internal airport tax in Kathmandu & Lukla.
-13 % VAT compulsory government and local taxes.
-Experienced & professional English speaking trekking guide, assistant guide and porters.

COST EXCLUDES:
-Nepal visa fee 40 $  for a month. Nepal visa can be obtained upon arrival.
-International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
-Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain due to any reason)than the scheduled itinerary.
-Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary.
-Travel, Trekking and Helicopter Rescue insurance.
-Cold and alcoholic drinks
-Personal high altitude medicines, sleeping bags, first aid kits, equipment, gears, cloths etc.
-Personal expenses: phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge of camera or mobile and gas shower in mountain.
-Tips for guide, assistant guide  and porters according to custom of trekking in Nepal.

Clothing & Equipment Check List:
Important documents and items
Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, 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.
Head
Bandana or head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions
Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
Sunglasses with UV protection
Prescription sunglasses (if required)
Upper Body
Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
Light and expedition weight thermal tops
Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/or jacket *
Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable
Hands
1 pair of lightweight poly-liner gloves.
1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves
1 pair of mittens, consists of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched with a very warm polar-fleece mitt liner (seasonal)
Lower Body
Non-cotton underwear briefs
1 pair of Hiking shorts
1 pair of Hiking trousers
1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric
Feet
2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water resistant, ankle support, “broken in”)
1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
Cotton socks (optional)
Gaiters (winter only), optional, “low” ankle high version
Sleeping
1 sleeping bag (- 15 degrees C)*
Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)
Rucksack and Travel Bags
1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters/3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carry on)
1 large duffel bag *
A small day bag/backpack for carrying your valuables, should have good shoulder padding
Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)
Medical
Small, personal first-aid kit. (simple and light)
Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
1 skin-blister repair kit
Anti-diarrhea pills
Anti-headache pills
Cough and/or cold medicine
Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
Water purification tablets or water filter
1 set of earplugs
Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies
Practical Items
1 small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing-repair kit
1 cigarette lighter, 1 small box of matches
1 compass or GPS(optional)
1 alarm clock/watch
1 digital camera with extra cards and batteries
large Zip lucks
2 water bottles (1 liter each)
1 small folding knife
Binoculars (optional)
4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks
Toiletries
1 medium-sized quick drying towel
Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
Multi-purpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
Deodorants
Nail clippers
Face and body moisturizer
Female hygiene products
Small mirror
Personal Hygiene
Wet wipes (baby wipes)
Tissue /toilet roll
Anti-bacterial hand wash
Extras/Luxuries
Reading book
Trail map/guide book
Journal and pen
iPod
Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards (to help you pass the time at tea houses and/or camps)
1 modest swim suit
Binoculars (optional)
Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
Lightweight pillow case (in case your tea houses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow

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