Everest Fantasy & Fabled Cities 17 Days Adventure holiday
From our deluxe accommodations we'll embark on a leisurely trek of the Everest valleys in the pristine Himalayas of Nepal. Afterwards we'll return to India for a grand tour of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur.
DAY 1-2 USA/DELHI:
We depart the USA to Delhi. Hotel Intercontinental/Park Hotel.
Day 3/4 DELHI/KATHMANDU:
Afternoon fly to Kathmandu. We'll be received and escorted to Hotel Yak N Yeti. We have two days to explore this ancient and fascinating city before setting off on our Himalayan trek.
Day 5 PHAKDING:
We will fly Royal Nepal Airlines to the hamlet of Lukla, our Everest trek starting point. We descend to Charukharka and traverse into the Dudh Kosi Valley. Camp overnight at Phakdang at 8,700 ft.
Day 6 NAMCHE:
Today we walk upstream to the Benker-bridge, cross the Dudh Kosi Valley and continue on to Jorsale Valley.
Day 7 KHUMJUNG:
Today we ascend from Namche to visit its renowned gompa (monastery) and we'll visit one of the largest Sherpa-houses, the highlight of the day. (The Sherpa are justly proud of their abodes on top of the world.) At Khunde, west of Khumjung well see the hospital built by Sir Edmond Hillary.
Day 8/9 THYANGBOCHE:
We traverse the slope eastward to the large chorten on the Khumjung Sangasa, descend to the bridge of Dudh Kosi-lmja Kholda at Phyundi, then ascend northwards to the monastery of Thyangboche at 12,700 ft. We'll take a picnic excursion to Thyamboche monastery and the monastery of Buddhist nuns at Debuje/ Phyangboche. At Phyangboche one can see the scalp and hand said to belong to Yeti.
Day 10 CHUMAWO:
We retrace our trail up to Sangnasa, ascend southward along the Sangboche ridge, then descend from Namche and camp at Chumawo.
Day 11 LUKLA:
Today we trek along the Dudh Kosi River through Jorsale and Benker.
Tonight we'll have a farewell party with our Nepalese staff, celebrating the adventure.
Day 12 KATHMANDU:
After breakfast, leave for the airstrip of Lukla and our return flight to Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel and explore the shops and sights of the city.
Day 13 KATHMANDU/DELHI:
We depart Kathmandu for a flight to Delhi and transfer to Hotel CIaridges/Park. Afternoon, a sightseeing expedition in New Delhi. This evening we'll attend a sound and light show.
Day 14 AGRA:
This morning we will travel by car/coach to Agra to visit the renowned Taj Mahal and the Red Fort, where Shah Jahan spent the last days of his life in captivity. Hotel Clark's Shiraz/Taj View.
Day 15 JAIPUR:
Today our destination is the pink city of Jaipur. Upon arrival we will transfer to Hotel Jai Mahal/Clark's Amer. Afternoon tour of the City Palace, Albert Museum and the 16th C. Jantar Mantar observatory.
Day 16 JAIPUR/DELHI:
This morning we'll take a ceremonial elephant ride to the Amber Fort, followed by an afternoon spent exploring the colorful bazaars where you may want to shop for jewelry or clothing. This evening we return to Delhi.
DAY 17 DELHI/USA:
Morning departure from Delhi, same day arrival.
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