Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)
After landing at the Tribhuwan International Airport, you will be greeted by a airport representative and drop off at hotel and then check-in at the hotel, freshen up and take a rest. In the evening a welcome dinner will be hosted and overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and trek Preparation
You will be heading towards Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath stupa and Bouddhanath stupa which are all world heritage sites. The Durbar Square sheds light on the life of the royals in ancient times. Pashupatinath temple is one of the most important places of pilgrimage for all Hindus. Swayambhunath is also known as the Monkey Temple and Baudhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupas in the world. At noon, you will be introduced to our fellow participants and discuss our trip. You will be staying overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,700ft): 40 minutes flight; 8km, 3 - 4 hours trek
You will be taking an early morning flight to Lukla through from where all Everest treks begin. We meet the rest of our team in Lukla and start trekking from there. We pass through a Cheplung village from where we get a glimpse of Mt. Khumbila, which is also known as sacred mountain which has never been climbed. From here, we gradually descend until Phakding and stay overnight in Phakding.
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438m/11,280 ft): 11km, 5 - 6 hours
Your trail passes through a pine forest and continue our walk on the trail to north up the Benkar valley. We cross through the Dudh Koshi River and pass Chumoa and Monjo villages before reaching the entrance of the Everest National Park. Then after crossing a suspension bridge, we pass Jorsale village and walk alongside of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. We ascend on a steep trail and reach Namche Bazaar which is probably the biggest town in the Everest region. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
Day 05: Acclimatization Day - Namche Bazaar: (3,440m/11,284ft)
Tour to Namche Bazaar which is the primary town of the Everest or Khumbu region. We can hike-up to Sagarmatha National Park and enjoy the sunrise over the Himalayas including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde and so on and you will be staying overnight in Namche Bazaar.
Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 10km, 5- 6 hours
Trek until Phunki is an easy walk from where we move towards Tengboche village with famous Tengboche monastery which is the biggest monastery of the Everest region. It is located within the Sagarmatha National Park which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the monastery is blessed with panoramic views of the Himalayas, including Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Thamserku. Overnight in Tengboche.
Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft): 9km, 5 - 6 hours
Trail descends and passes through lush forests of birch, confer and rhododendron trees. Through trekking we can admire good views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam and then we will be walking downhill to Debuche and cross the Imja River to reach Pangboche. We choose the upper Pangboche trail and admire the Himalayan vista and the Pangboche Monastery. We will continue our walk to the Imja Valley and Lobuche River before ascending to Dingboche. It is a picturesque village with beautiful barley, potato and buckwheat fields complete with grazing animals dotted along those fields.
Day 08: Dingboche: Acclimatization
Spending a day in Dingboche we will help us to acclimate to the high altitude. Instead of staying idle, we will climb a ridge located behind the village and see six of the world’s tallest peaks including Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu. Furthermore, we can also admire Cholatse and Taboche peaks. On our north-west we see more Himalayan peaks rising above the Khumbu Khola Valley. Among those peaks, Lobuche West, Lobuche East and Lhotse are the most dominant.Overnight at Dingboche.
Day 09: Dingboche to Duglha (4,600 m/15,090 ft): 4km, 3 - 4 hours
It is a relatively short journey from Dinboche to Duglha. As the beginning of our trek, we enjoy the company of the mighty Himalayas on all sides. The valley begins to narrow as we come closer to Dusa. We begin to observe Mt. Pumori as we continue on our trail. As our trail descends and curves, we cross a stream and ascend to Duglha which is a tiny village with a huge strand of prayer flags hung across the valley. Overnight in Duglha.
Day 10: Duglha to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 4km, 2-4 hours
We ascend to the steep terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. The trail passes through boulder-strewn slopes as we ascend Chupki Lhara which is a ridge that provides spectacular mountain views. The top of the ridge is filled with prayer flags and stones. Crossing through Khumbu Glacier we can also obsere Mt. Nuptse. Overnight in Lobuche.
Day 11: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170 m/16,961ft), and visit Everest Base Camp (5364 m/17,594 ft): 13km, 6-7 hours
Trek to Everest Base Camp is not very difficult which ascend and descend mostly on a glacier path with a lot of meandering on rough terrains. When we reach the Everest base camp, we will be enjoying the incredible melt patterns and admire the gently rounded ice towers on the upper part of the Khumbu glacier. The Everest Base Camp is stunningly beautiful. We will be offered with amazing views of Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori mountains from the base camp and walk back towards Gorak Shep where we spend the night.
Day 12: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft) to Pherice (4,288m/14,070ft): 16km, 7-8 hours
We will be heading to Kala Patthar in the morning. It is dark outside with cold temperature and chilly winds. We walk on a fairly steep trail at a comfortable pace. As we are climbing up the hill we can observe Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changtse mountains. We can see the world’s tallest mountain Everest along other mighty Himalayan peaks. After spending some time at the summit of Kala Patthar, we walk back to Gorak Shep which is relatively easier than hiking up to Kala Pathhar.
Trekkers who visit the Everest Base Camp today will have an early breakfast as the hike up to the Everest base camp takes longer than the hike to Kala Patthar. After returning to Gorak Shep, both the groups will have lunch together. After lunch we descend to Pheriche to spend the night.
Day 13: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,280 ft): 20km, 6 - 7 hours
We lose approximately 2,000 feet in elevation today and walk on a trail. We descend through a hillside filled with rhododendron and juniper trees and cross a bridge over the Dudh Koshi River. We descend rapidly through pine forest where we can easily spot mountains goats, pheasants and other wild animals and birds.The path eventually reaches Sansa from where we can enjoy views of Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Nuptse mountains. We walk on winding trails followed by another walk through a forest before reaching Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
Day 14: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,860m/9,186ft): 19km, 6 - 7 hours
We begin our trek to Namche Bazaar today on a rocky terrain. It is mostly a downhill trek on a trail alongside the Dudh Koshi River. We cross several suspension bridges, pass by several monasteries and villages before reaching Lukla. After reaching Lukla we spend rest of the day taking rest as today will be our last day on the mountains. Overnight in Lukla.
Day 15: Fly to Kathmandu
We will be catching an early morning flight to Kathmandu after our long mountain journey. After reaching Kathmandu, we can take a rest or shopping. If we want to explore any other areas of Kathmandu, than we may do that today. Our guides can help you with both shopping and sightseeing. There will be a farewell dinner in the evening to celebrate the successful completion of our journey. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 16: Final departure
Our adventure in Nepal ends today. Our representative will drop us off at the Tribhuwan International Airport a few hours before the scheduled flight.