Nepal: Mt. Everest

6 DaysStarting at $3,595


Extend your time in Nepal with one of the most remarkable experiences anywhere in the world as you make the pilgrimage to the foot of Mt. Everest.  Like generations of mountaineers and trekkers, you visit the first staging points for their ascents. But there, your expedition takes a different course when you check into the serene and scenic comfort of the world’s highest hotel. With an experienced local trekking guide, you visit secluded Sherpa villages, meet the people who live there, and learn about their culture in the eras before and after Sir Edmund Hillary made the first successful climb in 1953.

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After your return flight from Chitwan, your local trekking guide greets you in Kathmandu. The balance of the day is yours to explore or relax. A dramatic flight to Lukla delivers you to the Gateway to Mt. Everest.

By helicopter, you make the 5-minute ascent to the world’s highest-placed hotel. All rooms have big windows and views of Mt. Everest. During your two days, you follow mountainous paths to the Sherpa villages of Khumjung and Khunde where you visit a yak farm and meet children at a school founded by Sir Edmund Hillary. At Namche Bazaar, you explore the town where mountaineers begin their acclimatization and learn about local culture as well as the history of climbing. Surrounded by astonishing views, your treks are on downhill trails, and your return to the hotel on horseback.

At the end of your high-altitude adventure, you return to Kathmandu with more time to wonder the city, maybe do a little shopping and enjoy a final Nepali dinner. On Day 6, your transfer to the airport for your flights home.
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  • Starting Point:

    Kathmandu – – Upon arrival in Kathmandu
  • Ending Point:

    Kathmandu – – Lobby of Dwarika's Hotel

Why Choose Classic Journeys

We believe in creating authentic connections by immersing you into the history and culture of a people and place. So we find the most well-connected local guides who share their relationships and knowledge with us. And with them, we handcraft walking tours in cinematic settings that allow you to see the world on foot and at eye level.

It's why Travel + Leisure magazine has named Classic Journeys as the #1 World's Best Tour Operator multiple times, and the editors of T+L say, "Classic Journeys provides unbeatable access to experiences around the globe." Here's what that access means for you every time you travel with us.

  • Experience the world on foot and at eye level. Each day, join your guide on the most cinematic footpaths in the region.
  • Exceptional full-time local guides who become your well-connected friend. Our amazing guides are with you throughout each day of the tour, share their lifelong connections as well as engaging anecdotes about the history and culture of the region.
  • Small groups that provide you unrivaled access. An average of fewer than 10 guests per departure means we can offer you special access to sites like Stonehenge so you experience the stone circle when it's closed to the general public, a guided visit to Zion Narrows that other companies cannot arrange because of larger group sizes, and vineyard walks with a count and countess in Tuscany.
  • Award-winning hotels are waiting for you at the end of every day. Luxuriate in the finest and most distinctive accommodations in the region you're exploring, including rainforest lodges, 16th century villas, and award-winning properties that show up on World's Best and Gold lists.
  • Eat like (and with) the locals. Food is a foolproof way into the hearts, homes and history of the places you visit with us. From gourmet picnics to coveted local restaurants, our meals offer you opportunities to explore native food traditions and fine dining.
  • Handcrafted itineraries with all activities included. With our long-term friendships, we know our walking tour regions more personally than anyone else. So you get thoughtfully curated itineraries that combine explorations of the villages, organic farms, archeological sites and the people who know them best.
  • Sustainable travel that supports the places you're visiting. We put our local currency into the pockets of the people who live where we travel. It's your guarantee that you'll have authentic, up-close experiences on your trip. Best of all, our person-to-person approach helps sustain their ways of life.


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Dwarika's Hotel

Inspired by a local man’s commitment to preserve the architectural heritage of Nepal, this 5-star family-owned hotel beautifully captures the native spirit. Rooms contain traditional elements with modern amenities.

What’s Included

  • All breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners
  • Guided activities on a private basis
  • Admissions to historic sites and scheduled events as detailed in the daily itinerary 
  • Gratuities for hotels, meals and baggage
  • All land transportation during the trip 

Above & Beyond Benefits

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  • One-of-a-kind access to remarkable people, places and activities arranged just for you.