Tenzing Hillary Trail

  • Trip Duration:
    23 Days
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Tenzing Hillary Trail, for those adventurers wanting to step back in time, and become one with the majesty of the Himalaya, this long and challenging trek is highly recommended. This outstanding trek follows the classic trekking route used by the late Sir Edmund Hillary and late Tenzing Norgay for their approach to Mt. Everest in 1953. Starting with a scenic eight hour drive to Jiri and begin the trek  to Everest Base Camp at Shivalaya  through lush low lands and alpine forests, Buddhist monasteries, and the authentic Sherpa Villages of the lower Solukhumbu. If you need to get away and unplug, this is the best  trip ever  for you. You will  cross through the Lamjura  High Mountain Pass while enjoying the excellent views of towering snowcapped peaks in the distance. Each evening you will stay at lodge along the route.

Reaching the Dudh Kosi River, you will walk  beneath the airfield at Lukla and continue  your journey heading northwards to Namche Bazaar, the gateway to one of the most remarkable high mountain landscapes on earth. After long days of  walking you will  spend one extra day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and rest. Then you will continue your trek to the monastery village of Tengboche and other interesting villages  such as Dingboche Lobuche Gorak Shep until you reach Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar. From Gorak Shep you will  hike along the Khumbu Glacier to Everest Base camp and next morning  climb to the top of Kala Patar, to enjoy  the best Everest views.

Tenzing Hillary Trail  
provides a good  opportunity to explore the socio – life of the Himalayan  Sherpa people along with their religion, customs and tradition. Alluring birds like the golden eagle, snow pigeon, red-billed and yellow-billed birds fill the skies and exotic flowers like rhododendron, blue pine,magnolias, chir pine, hemlock and juniper make the trekking a wonderful experience. After you walk down to  Namche Bazaar you will  follow the same  trail up  to Lukla. Usually this part of the trail  between Namche Bazaar and Lukla  is  considered crowded, however, after so much time on a quiet trail in the Khumbu region, encountering fellow travelers from around the world will be pleasant and enjoyable moment for you..

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What is included

  • 4 Nights basic clean hotel in Kathmandu on BB basis
  • Bus Service:  Kathmandu/Jir or Shivalaya
  • Bus Terminal Departure Transfers
  • Flight: Lukla/Kathmandu
  • Domestic Arrival and Departure Transfers
  • Everest (Sagarmatha) National Park fee
  • Everest Local Development Tax
  • Accommodation in Basic, Clean Lodge/Teahouse on twin sharing basis during the trek from Monjo onwards
  • Fullboard Camping from Shivalaya to Surke
  • English speaking certified  trekking guide, reliable porter
  • Clients are allowed to carry only 15 kg personal luggage  on trek
  • One duffle bag for each member (complimentary)



What is Excluded


  • International airfare
  • International Airport Pickup (unless you book this facility)
  • Nepal Entry Visa
  • Single supplement during entire trip
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) on Lodge/Teahouse during the trek.
  • Hot shower or bucket of hot water
  • Camera/cell phone battery charge while on trek
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Excess baggage charge on the domestic flight if exceeds 15 kg
  • Tipping is expected for field staff
  • All expenses incurred in the event of early arrival, late  departure (early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • If scheduled flight gets cancelled due to bad weather from Lukla-Kathmandu. In such situation, we need to send chartered helicopter. Helicopter cost has to be borne by the clients.
  • Rescue: All our clients must have travel insurance that covers urgent emergency medical/ evacuation from mountain locations to Kathmandu.
  • Any other services not specified in the ‘Cost includes


Tenzing Hillary Trail 2024/2025 Cost and Departure Dates

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Nitty Gritty

  • Trekking Region: Everest, Nepal
  • Trip Duration: 23 Days
  • Total Trekking days: 18 Days
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu: 4 Nights
  • Trips Starts / Ends: Kathmandu
  • Activities: Trekking
  • Mode of Transportation: Car/Jeep/Bus and domestic flight as per group size
  • High Seasons: (Autumn)Oct – Nov- Dec & (Spring) Mar – Apr – May
  • Low Seasons: (Winter) Dec-Jan-Feb & (Monsoon) Jun-Jul-Aug
  • Accommodation: Basic Clean Hotels in Kathmandu & Basic Clean Lodges (teahouses),
  • Full board Camps on trek
  • Type of Trip: Private/ Fixed Group Departures
  • Service available: Basic Standard
  • Trek grade: Challenging
  • No. of Pax : 2 & above
  • Meals during trip: Breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Maximum elevation: 5357 m. / 17575 ft.
  • Walking hours:7-8 hrs a day (approx.)
  • Fullboard Camping: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on Two Men tented Camp
  • Camping: Two men tent/Sleeping Gears/Kitchen Utensils/A Cook/A Kitchen Helper/Toilet Tent
  • Staff: Elglish speaking local guide
  • Porter Guidlines: Each porter carries only 30 Kgs. as per IPPG guidelines.

General Information

  • Trip Notes tell you about the itinerary details and supplementary information of the relevant trip of Trek Himalayan. We have prepared specific trip notes adhering to fixed travel dates. Please check which travel dates suit you. If you find any trip notes missing or only partially received while sending to you by email, please bear with us. They will be there anytime soon.


  • Nepal is a land of ancient history, colorful cultures and multi- religions found nowhere else on the planet! There are many festivals and cultural events celebrated throughout the year in the various regions by different Nepalese ethnic groups who follow their own way of religious practice, lifestyle, language, culture, and tradition keeping peace and harmony in society.
  • Trekking can be organized for few days to few weeks long, depending on trekkers interest, strength and time frame. Walking could be twelve kilometers or just four kilometers a day and spend the night in the countryside lodge or camp.
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