Everest Trek: Lukla to Tengboche Monastery

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12 Days
Availability : Jan 19’ - Dec 22’
London Heathrow
Min Age : 15+
Max People : 20

Panoramic view of Namche Bazaar, Everest trek, Himalaya, Nepal.
Classic introduction to Nepal featuring an Everest Trek with stays in Kathmandu and a 7 day trek from Lukla to Tengboche Monestry via Namche Baazar with detour to Phortse for acclimatisation. This is a wonderful first experience for those with a 12 to 14 day window who want to experience the best highlight of Everest.

Tour Details

Mt Everest has been calling out to trekkers and climbers ever since it first appeared in the telescopes of mountain surveyors. This once in a lifetime Everest Trek will fly you into Kathmandu where you can take a few days to explore before your trek begins. Then from Lukla you will have an 8-day trek to Tengboche Monastary with one short detour to Phortse on the way. This tour includes return flights from London or Manchester  to Kathmandu, internal flights to Lukla and accommodation. 

Departure & Return Location

London Heathrow, Gatwick or Manchester (Google Map)

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • Air fares between UK and Nepal
  • 12 Nights Hotel Accomodation
  • Tour Guide where applicable
  • Entrance Fees
  • All transportation in destination location

Price Excludes

  • Guide Service Fee
  • Driver Service Fee
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Room Service Fees


  • Everest Holidays Travel Bag
  • Sunscreen
  • T-Shirt
  • Entrance Fees
What to Expect

This incredible 13 day Everest Trek is the perfect way to witness the beauty of the Everest Mountain range while ticking off that big adventure from your bucket list. This is no ordinary adventure and gives you the opportunity to experience the magical views of Nepal from the foothills of the world’s biggest mountain.

  • Return Flights to Kathmandu
  • Internal Flights to Lukla
  • Airport Transfers
  • 12 Nights of Accommodation on a Bed and Breakfast Basis
  • 2 Pre-Trek nights in Kathmandu
  • 8 Day Trek Across Everest Foothills

Day 1Arrive in Kathmandu

Fly from the UK into Kathamandu where you will be met by our concierge and transferred directly to your 4-star hotel in the centre of Thamel, Kathmandu. Please note flights usually arrive in the late morning although schedules can change.

Day 2Discover Kathmandu and Thamel

Take a day to enjoy the beautiful atmosphere of Kathmandu and Thamel. This breathtaking capital has boomed in recent years becoming a busy modern city with a rich medival heart. Explore the streets, restaurants and nightlife after relaxing in your hotel garden with a cup of Nepalise Tea in one hand and a tasty cake in the other.

Day 3Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla

Take a 30 minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and spend the remaining day exploring the area.

Day 4Trek begins from Lukla to Phakding (3 hours)

The first day of your trek starts easy setting off from Lukla. Trekking for around 3 hours you will pass through the north end of Lukla into the village of Cheplung where you will get to witness evidence of earthquake damage. As you continue north from Cheplung you’ll catch sight of your first views of the Dudh Kosi roaring along the bottom of the valley before crossing a swaying metal suspension bridge that leads to the village of Thadokoshi. After a short rest and a quick explore of the area you will then head into the village of Pakding where you will stay for 1 night.

Day 5Phakding to Namche Bazaar (5.5 hours)

This 5 and a half hour trek shows you following the trail north across Dudh Kosi Valley , meandering through the pines about 100 metres above the west bank of the river. Crossing the Ghatte Khola bhy a small hydroelectric project, the trail climbs up over the ridge to the tiny village of Toktok. From here it’s a short climb to a fine view of Thamserku, the 6608m peak that rises to the east of Namche Bazaar. You will then follow the trail into Benkar where you can see stunning waterfalls and rock paintings on the cliffs above.

Heading north from Benkar you’ll pass through the villages of Chumoa and Monjo before heading through the Sagarmatha National Park and crossing a suspension bridge into the village of Jorsale. From here you’ll climb another drooping suspension bridge which floats above the Dudh Kosi before enduring a zigzagging ascent through dense pine forests where you will witness your first glimpse of Everest. Once you reach the stone steps of upper Namche Bazaar you can set down your pack for a night of rest.

Day 6Namche Bazaar to Phorste Thenga (5-6 hours)

We’re taking a slight detour today and travelling from Namche Bazaar to Phorste. The views on this trek are spectacular and you will pass through Monjo just under 4000 meters in altitude before finally reeaching your destination. The Phortse is a beautiful farming village and is certainly worth an exploration when you arrive.

Day 7Phorste Thenga to Namche Bazaar

Retrace your footsteps back to Namche Bazaar and spend another night here. It is important to ensure you give your body chance to climatize to the altitude here. There are numerous short walks through the hills around Namche that are great at getting a feel for the area if you arrive with time to spare.

Day 8Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (4 hours)

You will leave Namche Bazaar and make your way towards Tengboche. There are several routes to choose from but a particular favourite is to climb to Shyangboche and Khumjung which helps avoid the repetition on the journey back.

Day 9Spend the day in Tengboche

You have reached your destination! Make sure to give the famous Tengboche Gompa a visit. This is the largest and most active monastery in the Kumbu and is currently being restored after taking some damage in the earthquake. You can also climb the prayer-flag-strewn hill above the Hotel Himalayan or take a hike to the nunnery at Debuche.

Day 10Tengboche to Namche Bazaar (4.5 hours)

From Tengboche, retrace your steps down to Phunki Thenga then climb the ridge towards Namche Bazaar. You can follow the level trail along the ridge to Chhorkung or take the path that climbs steeply up the ridge above Sanasa to Khumjung.

Day 11Namche Bazaar to Lukla (6 hours)

Your last day of the trek back to Lukla. You will start the journey heading downhill from Mache to the Dudh Kosi before crossing the high suspension bridge and following the path level to Jorsale. From here, it’s an easy run through Benkar and Phakding to Lukla.

Day 12Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu and stay in Hotel Marshyangdi Thamel

Celebrate your achievement with a few drinks at one of the bars in Kathmandu after boarding your flight.

Day 13Fly back to UK

Time to leave the kingdom of Nepal with a heavy heart and fly back to the UK.