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What’s included

  • A Sherpa leader
  • Economy class return air fares from the UK & UK Departure Tax (flight inclusive only)
  • All internal flights and hotel/airport transfers
  • Five-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu, bed and breakfast, twin share basis
  • Luxury lodge accommodation and all meals on trek
  • All road transport by private vehicles
  • Costs of all porterage and porter insurance
  • Sightseeing where specified
  • Down jacket rental for trek (available in Monjo for the duration of the trek, you may use your own if preferred)
  • A free high-quality Mountain Kingdoms kit bag
  • The opportunity to attend one of our pre trip meets in the Cotswolds

Luxury Lodges of Everest Festivals ‘In style’ holidays

Walking & Trekking

Nepal, Everest Region | Walking & Trekking

Luxury Lodges of Everest
Moderate / Vigorous

Moderate: Suitable for anyone who enjoys hill walking.

Vigorous: Suitable for enthusiastic hill/mountain walkers.

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Grade: Moderate / Vigorous ? Moderate / Vigorous
Duration:  15 days from the UK  
On trek: 10 days
Private Departures Available

Flight inclusive from £3,195,
Land only from £2,395

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A thorough exploration of the Khumbu region staying in super comfortable lodges.

Highlights

  • En suite bathrooms, excellent food and top quality service – the Everest region in style
  • Superb trekking with wonderful views of Mount Everest and many other Himalayan giants
  • Dwarika’s heritage hotel in Kathmandu – a real touch of luxury
  • Guided walking tour of the highlights of Kathmandu

Reviews          

This was the most fantastic experience and credit goes to Mountain Kingdoms for their care in arranging such a well thought out itinerary and using knowledgeable, well trained local staff. The hotel Dwarika's was fantastic.
Mr F, Gloucestershire

This was a fantastic holiday! The route was just right- challenging but do-able and magical scenery every day. Pace and acclimatisation were both very well judged by our trek leader, who could not have done more to ensure that we had the best possible experience. Absolutely no complaints - more holidays of this type please.
Mr & Mrs T, London

The organisation, the leader, the professionalism, everything was covered. We met so many interesting people (guest summiteers, visits to Sherpa houses), so apart from the wonderful scenery we gained knowledge of the culture.
Mr D, Cambridgeshire

Very well thought out and organised! Always felt well prepared and well supported. Guide was excellent and made trip really special.
Mr & Mrs C, Edinburgh

This was a well organised trek with as good accommodation as could possibly be expected in the Everest region. The whole trip was enhanced by a superb leader whose knowledge and organisational skills really contributed to its success - and his three support staff all of whom could not have been better.
Mr & Mrs R, Lancashire

Fantastic holiday - expectations from the brochure and pre-trek information were met, on the ground services in Nepal were good, always there, always on time. Lodges were fantastic with hugely friendly staff.
Ms P & Mr B, Warwickshire

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Our first night is spent in the fabulous Kathmandu heritage hotel, Dwarika’s, before we fly into Lukla. After a day acclimatising, we trek up to the colourful and vibrant Sherpa capital, Namche Bazaar. From here we ascend steadily along the Everest Trail through a series of pretty Sherpa villages, with plenty of time to relax and enjoy our grand surroundings. Our path takes us to the Tibetan Buddhist monastery of Thyangboche, where the Mani Rimdu Festival is held in the autumn, before returning to Lukla along part of the old trading route from Tibet.

The scenery throughout our trek is sensational, as we find ourselves surrounded by many of the Himalayan giants, allowing fabulous close-up views of Everest and the ever elegant Ama Dablam. This trek will be operated in the same indulgent style as our highly popular Luxury Lodges trek in the Annapurna foothills. It is however a more demanding trek and is at slightly higher altitude, though nothing very excessive in Himalayan terms.

Private Departures

Luxury Lodges of Everest Private Departure

Luxury Lodges of Everest Private Departure
We can offer a private departure of this Everest trekking holiday in Nepal for a minimum of two people sharing. Prices from £2,835 per person, land only.  International flights available from £810. Contact the office for further details or to book your private departure.


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At a glance

Grade: Moderate / Vigorous
Moderate / Vigorous

Duration:  15 days from the UK  
On trek: 10 days

Max. Altitude: 3,960m/12,992ft Mong La Pass (Day 8)

Guaranteed to run for a minimum of 4 clients

Maximum group size: 12

Land only joining city: Kathmandu

Accommodation types: Hotels, Luxury Lodges

Festival:

The October 2017 departure attends the Mani Rimdu festival at Thyangboche Monastery.

Meal arrangements: Bed and breakfast in Kathmandu, all meals on trek.

Leader: Local leaders, Everest luxury lodge treks
Local leaders, Everest luxury lodge treks

Our Nepal 'lodge' treks are led by professionally trained English speaking Sirdars. They have an intimate and expert knowledge of the trekking regions of Nepal and will make your trek a memorable experience.


DayActivity
1-2
Fly to Kathmandu. Stay at Dwarika's Hotel, a luxurious and stylish 5 star hotel. It is a peaceful haven and an excellent place to unwind after the long flight from London.
3-4
Fly to Lukla. Trek to the small village of Monjo. (5-6 hours) The following day, take a day walk to Thaksho Hill to aid acclimatisation. (4 hours)
5
Day 5 Trek to the bustling town of Namche Bazaar. Already the scenery is inspiring, with deep gorges, bare vertical rock faces, pine forests on some steep slopes and wispy waterfalls. (3-4 hours trek)
6-7
Trek to Tashinga, then up to the famous monastery of Thyangboche where you observe afternoon prayers. (5 hours trek)
8
Reach the Mong La pass (3,960m/12,992ft), where there are fantastic views of Ama Dablam. This is the highest point on trek. (3 hours trek)
9
Day 9 Trek by the villages of Khumjung and Khunde, across the top of Namche Bazaar and then up the Nangpo Dzangpo valley to the lodge at Mende. See the Edmund Hillary School and Medical Centre. (5 hours trek)
10
Trek to Thame, one of the prettiest villages in the area, with a backdrop of snowy peaks. The monastery is over 600 years old and worth a visit. Return to Mende. (5 hours trek)
11-12
Trek to Monjo and then on to Lukla. There is time to visit the Gumila monastery on route. (4-5 hours each day)
13-15
Day 13-15 Fly to Kathmandu. Guided walking tour to explore the city, including Durbar Square and Boudhanath Stupa. Spend the afternoon at leisure. Transfer to the airport for your international flight.

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2017

DatesAvailabilityLand OnlyFlight Inclusive from
Sat 8 Apr - Sat 22 Apr 2017Available£2395 Book£3195 Book
Sun 29 Oct - Sun 12 Nov 2017Guaranteed£2435 Book£3295 Book
Sat 11 Nov - Sat 25 Nov 2017Available£2435 Book£3295 Book
Sat 16 Dec - Sat 30 Dec 2017Guaranteed£2395 Book£3370 Book

2018

DatesAvailabilityLand OnlyFlight Inclusive from
Sat 24 Mar - Sat 7 Apr 2018AvailableContact usContact us

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Optional supplements
  • Single room on trek
    From £370
  • Single room Kathmandu
    From £140
  • Single room on Trek
    From £325
Insurance
  • Cover starts from £114
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No surcharges will be applied to your holiday after you book. Prices on this website are updated regularly. The Flight Inclusive holiday price, or Land Only holiday price, will be confirmed to you at the time you make your booking. There will be no surcharges after your booking has been confirmed.

Flight inclusive holidays

The 'flight inclusive' holiday prices shown on this website are based upon our preferred airlines and the best priced economy class fares we are able to secure at the time of publication.

We will be able to advise on fares with alternative airlines, upgrades to Business Class, and the options for flights from regional UK airports, please contact us for more details.

What’s included

  • A Sherpa leader
  • Economy class return air fares from the UK & UK Departure Tax (flight inclusive only)
  • All internal flights and hotel/airport transfers
  • Five-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu, bed and breakfast, twin share basis
  • Luxury lodge accommodation and all meals on trek
  • All road transport by private vehicles
  • Costs of all porterage and porter insurance
  • Sightseeing where specified
  • Down jacket rental for trek (available in Monjo for the duration of the trek, you may use your own if preferred)
  • A free high-quality Mountain Kingdoms kit bag
  • The opportunity to attend one of our pre trip meets in the Cotswolds

What’s not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • Optional trips
  • Tips


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Reviews

Read holiday reviews by Mountain Kingdoms travellers.

Excellent local guide          

This was our first experience of a holiday like this and we were far from disappointed. We were lucky enough to have perfect weather and the best guide, Nima, a group could ask for. He was truly inspirational and made our trip very memorable, such a credit to your company.

Luxury Lodges of Everest - Good accommodation          

This was a well organised trek with as good accommodation as could possibly be expected in the Everest region. The whole trip was enhanced by a superb leader whose knowledge and organisational skills really contributed to its success - and his three support staff all of whom could not have been better.

Most fantastic experience          

This was the most fantastic experience and credit goes to Mountain Kingdoms for their care in arranging such a well thought out itinerary and using knowledgeable, well trained local staff. The hotel Dwarika's was fantastic.

Luxury Lodges of Everest - Magical scenery          

This was a fantastic holiday! The route was just right- challenging but do-able and magical scenery every day. Pace and acclimatisation were both very well judged by our trek leader, who could not have done more to ensure that we had the best possible experience. Absolutely no complaints - more holidays of this type please.

Lodges were fantastic          

Fantastic holiday - expectations from the brochure and pre-trek information were met, on the ground services in Nepal were good, always there, always on time. Lodges were fantastic with hugely friendly staff.


Extend your holiday

The Pavilions Himalayas, Nepal
  • Spend two or more tranquil nights in rural Pokhara
  • Sample the organic and locally sourced Nepali cuisine
  • Idyllic setting with mountain views
  • The resorts offers a swimming pool, spa and gym
  • Eco-friendly

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We are delighted to offer this new luxury stay in a rural location just outside Pokhara.  We are sure this is set to become a favourite with our clients.

The Pavilions Himalayas is a luxury resort set in beautiful farmland amid paddy fields in a tranquil rural location approximately 5km outside Pokhara. There are dramatic mountain views from the resort as well as Pokhara’s famous Peace Pagoda seen on top of a nearby ridge.

The beautiful rooms are set in individual villas and are large and comfortable, all having whirlpool baths, separate rain shower cubicles, enormous beds and offering wonderful hand made soaps and shampoos made with herbs from their garden.

All facilities at the resort are top of the range and include a lovely swimming pool and spa.  From the resort it is just a short drive to explore Pokhara or there are pleasant walks from the hotel or you can just chill at the resort, have a massage and enjoy the facilities.


Koshi Tappu, Nepal
  • Koshi Tappu is home to over 500 species of birds
  • Look out for exciting wildlife like jungle cats, crocodiles and rare water buffalo
  • Explore the park by foot, raft and jeep
  • Stay in the pleasantly located Koshi Camp

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Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve is one of the finest birdwatching and wildlife areas in all Asia. Located in south-east Nepal, the reserve covers 175 square kilometres with large expanses of open water created by the Koshi barrage, with marshes, lagoons, sandbanks and mudflats offering an outstanding wetland habitat. The reserve is home to over 500 species of birds, with the resident inhabitants being joined by large numbers of migratory species from Siberia and Tibet, which take up residence from November to February. The Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve provides one of the best places in Nepal to view migratory water fowl, waders and shore birds with many species seen here which are not recorded elsewhere in the region.

There is also much wildlife to be seen in Koshi Tappu including blue bull, golden jackal, Bengal fox, fishing cat, jungle cat, mongoose, civet cat, porcupine, Indian flying foxes and rare Gangetic dolphins as well as rare Marsh Mugger crocodiles.  In addition, Koshi Tappu is the last habitat of the endangered Arna, a type of wild water buffalo.

During your visit you will explore the park with bird and animal spotting from a raft trip on the Koshi River, birdwatching walks, jungle walks and jeep trips. You will also have the opportunity to visit a family in one of the very interesting nearby local villages for a taste of rural Nepalese life. The Koshi Camp offers simple but comfortable accommodation and an expert staff of naturalists and birdwatchers to give you a comprehensive introduction to this wonderful area.


Dwarika’s Resort Dhulikhel, Nepal
  • Luxuriously furnished accommodation
  • Enjoy stunning mountain views of the Himalaya
  • Relax and rejuvenate in the top of the range spa
  • Take a dip in the refreshing infinity pool
  • Restaurants serve locally sourced organic food

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Dwarika’s Resort is a charming hotel located just an hour’s drive from Kathmandu city and set on a ridge above the town of Dhulikhel. At an altitude of 1,700m/5,600ft and enjoying panoramic views of the mountains, Dwarika’s Resort is the perfect way to relax and feel revitalised and rejuvenated. The resort promises ‘a Himalayan approach to well-being in rustic luxury.’

Built in Dwarika’s own inimitable style the resort offers a relaxing atmosphere of complete harmony in the tradition of ancient Buddhist and Hindu beliefs. The rooms are spacious and luxurious and are set in lovely gardens with inspiring mountain views. Facilities include an infinity pool overlooking beautiful countryside, top of the range spa facilities, a fitness centre, a Chakra sound therapy centre and a Himalayan salt room and meditation room all inspired by a blend of Vedic Philosophy and Buddhist Medicine.

The resort offers an impressive range of ayurvedic treatments as well as yoga and meditation and classes. Its wonderful restaurants offer delicious food, sourced locally and from Dwarika’s own organic farm, with delicious menus carefully created to complement Dwarika’s philosophy and treatments. Other activities include lovely walks to visit their farm or to explore the surrounding area and visit traditional villages such as the legendary Namobuddha Monastery or the Newari village of Panauti, to experience the simple joys of Nepalese rural life.


Tibet Extension
  • Visit some of Tibet's most important historical and cultural sites and monasteries of Tibetan Buddhism.
  • Offers a scenery completely different to that of Bhutan and Nepal.
  • Suitable to add to any holiday flying in/out of Kathmandu.

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​A visit to Tibet offers an exciting extension to a visit to Nepal or Bhutan. Regular flights to Lhasa from Kathmandu make it possible to visit most of the major sights in and around Lhasa on an 8 day itinerary and a visit to Tibet will provide an exhilarating contrast to your trek or tour in Nepal or Bhutan. Tibet’s high plateau offers totally different and starker scenery to that of the other Himalayan countries. Here you will see some of the most important historical and cultural sites and monasteries of Tibetan Buddhism – the Potala Palace and Samye, Ganden and Drepung Monasteries.

If taking this extension you will need to spend an extra day beforehand in Kathmandu while our agents there process your Tibet visa. They will need your passport for the day for this purpose. You need to let us know in good time if you wish to take this extension as we need to put this process in hand and send your details to the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu well before your departure date.


Tiger Mountain Lodge, Pokhara
  • Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara in the Annapurna range of Nepal
  • The lodge is an ideal base for you to relax in a rural mountain setting
  • Beautiful outdoor swimming pool reflecting view of the Annapurna range
  • Delicious Nepali dishes & continental specialities made from local fresh ingredients, home-grown herbs & garden salads

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Why not extend your adventure in Nepal by visiting the beautiful Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge. Tiger Mountain Pokhara lodge is a lovely place, situated on a ridge half an hour outside Pokhara and enjoying the most stunning mountain views over the Annapurna range of mountains.

The lodge is an ideal base for you to relax in a rural mountain setting, away from the bustle of town. With a central lodge, bar and dining room, the comfortable rooms are arranged in clusters of cottages resembling a Nepali village. All have attached bathrooms, private verandas and Himalayan views. Daily menus feature a range of Nepali dishes as well as continental specialities made from local fresh ingredients and home-grown herbs and garden salads. You may enjoy lovely walks through the forests and villages of the lovely countryside surrounding the lodge, escorted by trained local guides. The beautiful swimming pool reflects the distant white peaks of the Annapurna range. The lodge also offers a range of Ayurvedic and shiatsu therapy and yoga and meditation sessions are also available (at additional cost). You may also venture further afield to visit Pokhara, Nepal’s second city located on a lovely lake and also enjoying spectacular views.


Everest Flight - extension
  • Fly within five nautical miles of Everest
  • As well as Everest, see views of other 8,000m giants; Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Cho Oyu and Lhotse
  • Flights operate in the early morning, when weather conditions are at their best.

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While in Kathmandu, why not experience the spectacular sight of Mount Everest? Instead of trekking into the region to gain a good view of this must-see landmark you could see it in under an hour! We fly with either Buddha Air or Mountain Air who both operate modern Raytheon Beechcraft 1900 aircraft. These hold between 16 and 18 people and as the seating is only two abreast everyone is guaranteed a window seat.


Chitwan National Park - extension

Chitwan National Park - extension
  • Activities include; bird watching, elephant washing, canoe ride, elephant experience, landrover safari and jungle walks
  • Choice of accommodation from budget to luxury
  • Suitable to add to any holiday flying in/out of Kathmandu

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Why not extend your adventure in Nepal by visiting Nepal’s jungle region for a complete contrast to the high mountains and the Kathmandu Valley. Chitwan is home to a rich and varied wildlife. Here are found wild elephant, rhinos, leopard, sambar, chital (spotted) deer, wild boar and
arguably the most magnificent of cats, the Royal Bengal Tiger. You may even see sloth bear, gaur (wild cattle) and crocodiles. Chitwan is also wonderful for birdlife especially in the spring, when the jungle rings day and night to the calls of several kinds of Asian cuckoo.


Agra, Taj Mahal & Jaipur - extension (Nepal)

Agra, Taj Mahal & Jaipur - extension (Nepal)
  • 3-day and 6-day extension options available
  • Add to the beginning or end of your holiday in the Himalaya
  • Sights include the Red Fort, Taj Mahal, City Palace and Amber Fort

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After your adventurous trek to the Himalaya why not add an exciting trip to Agra to see the sights of the one time capital of the great Mughal empire? Or, if you have more time available, perhaps a longer trip visiting both Agra and another gem of the ‘Golden Triangle’, Jaipur. For those travelling to or from Kathmandu for their holiday it is very straightforward to stop off in Delhi en-route to make a side-trip in India. Whichever option you take, once in Agra you will be looked after by one of our fully trained, English-speaking guides who will show you around the Red Fort, the Taj Mahal and the ancient city and mosque of Fatehpur Sikri. For those travelling on to Jaipur, you will take guided visits to the Amber Fort, Palace of the Winds and City Palace, and have time to explore the colourful bazaars of the ‘Pink City’.


Bardia National Park - extension

Bardia National Park - extension
  • Jungle activities including an elephant experience, bird watching, rafting and nature walks
  • See wild elephant, rhinoceros, leopard, deer, wild boar and if you are lucky, the famous Royal Bengal Tiger
  • Stay at the delightful Tiger Tops Karnali Lodge situated on the edge of the park

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After your adventurous time in the Himalaya why not add a relaxing Jungle Safari to your trip?
The Royal Bardia National Park is situated in the west of Nepal. We use Tiger Tops Karnali Lodge, which is acknowledged to be the best lodge in the area. Bardia’s remote geographic location and the fact that the lodge has only 12 rooms, lends a degree of exclusivity to the experience, in comparison to other more popular parks. From the lodge you will be able to participate in safaris and have the chance of seeing some of the country’s wonderful wildlife, for instance, wild elephant, rhinoceros, leopard, deer, wild boar and if you are lucky, the famous Royal Bengal Tiger. There is also the possibility of visiting the villages of the Tharu tribal people that surround the lodge. With its abundant wildlife, relaxing lodge and first class service, our Bardia extension is an experience you will savour!


Shivapuri Heights Cottage extension
  • Escape the crowds and hustle and bustle of Kathmandu
  • Walks available from the cottage - explore the nearby countryside
  • Single and double rooms available, or exclusive hire of the entire cottage
  • Breakfast and dinner included, plus unlimited tea and coffee

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While in Kathmandu, why not experience an exclusive, private, home away from home? Shivapuri Heights Cottage is a “home-stay-style” property that offers a great escape from the hustle and bustle of the City. It is located in 2 acres of land at an altitude of 6,000ft /1,830m on the edge of the protected Shivapuri Reserve, with beautiful views looking down into the Kathmandu Valley.


Bhutan extension from Nepal
  • 5-day cultural tour or 8-day gentle walking options available
  • See the main sights in Paro, Thimphu and Punakha
  • Bhutan is just a short flight from Kathmandu

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Though only a short flight from Kathmandu, Bhutan offers a very different Himalayan experience to Nepal. Characterised by lush valleys, terraced hillsides and soaring peaks the landscape is endlessly picturesque, whilst the imposing dzongs (monastery/fortresses) and Swiss chalet style houses give each town or village a look that is distinctly Bhutanese.
Here are just two options – if you would prefer something different please discuss with this office.

A taste of Bhutan - five-day cultural tour
This five-day tour visits Bhutan’s key sights and cultural centres including magnificent Taksang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest), the beautiful riverside dzong at Punakha and the fascinating treasures housed in the National Museum at Paro. The tour will be led by a knowledgeable Bhutanese guide and accommodation is in comfortable hotels with all meals included.

A short walk in Bhutan - eight-day gentle walking and cultural tour
This eight-day gentle walking trip offers the perfect introduction to some of the cultural highlights and scenic delights of Bhutan. You begin with sightseeing om Thimphu and a walk to Cheri Monastery, one of Bhutan’s most historic temples before travelling over the Dochu La Pass to Punakha, the former winter capital. In Punakha you take a lovely valley walk and visit the beautiful riverside dzong. Driving back to Paro you take a pretty walk from the Dochu La through beautiful forest. You then drive up to the Chele La Pass and take the lovely walk to Kila Nunnery, before ending your trip with the walk up to Tiger’s Nest Monastery, Bhutan’s greatest cultural treasure and a fitting conclusion to a superb extension. You will stay in good quality, comfortable hotels throughout and all meals are included.


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