Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Welcome to the land of Himalayas. One of our travel representatives from Amazing Nepal Trek and Expedition will welcome you at the airport. Having managed your baggage and transport, you’ll be transferred to the trip hotel. A welcome dinner is scheduled for the evening and you are invited. Briefing on the trip outline will be conveyed and handouts provided. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
An enticing sightseeing tour of the Kathmandu valley is planned for this day as you first set out for Bhaktapur. Arriving at the Bhaktapur Durbar square, your guide will arrange for the passes while you bask in the ancient civilization i.e. Newar community. Enjoy the hustle and bustle around this rustic area before heading back to Kathmandu where you’ll visit the Pashupatinath temple-a Hindu shrine of Lord Shiva. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla|2,840m, and Trek to Phakding|2,610m: 35 mins flight, 3 hrs trek
Early in the morning, you'll head off to the domestic terminal at the Tribhuvan International Airport. Your flight to Lukla, you start your trip to the Himalayas. Enjoy this 35-minute flight as you traverse the mountainous landscape with the mesmerizing views of snow-capped peaks. Landing at Lukla you’ll meet your guide and porters and head downhill to Chheplung and then hike along the Dudh Koshi Valley before climbing up to Phakding. Overnight stay at Phakding.
Day 4: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar|3,440m: 3-4 hrs trek
Post breakfast you set out on the trail, full of suspension bridges, that’ll be needed to cross the river more than a few times. Walking past rhododendron and magnolia forests you’ll have occasional views of the snowcapped mountains as you enter the Sagarmatha National Park heading for Jorsalle. After 2 hours of the grueling climb, you'll arrive at Namche. Overnight stay at Namche Bazaar.
Day 5: Rest and acclimatization at Namche Bazaar
Acclimatization day at Namche. We spend the day hiking up to the Hotel Everest View which is a famous viewpoint of Mount Everest. We will then visit the village of Khunde and Khumjung. This will be a great hiking experience at high altitude. Visit the monastery at Khunde where the high priest shall bless us for a successful journey and then to Khunde hospital founded by Sir Edmund Hillary. Overnight stay at Namche Bazaar.
Day 6: Trek from Namche to Pangboche|3,930m: 3-4 hrs trek
Heading out of Namche, you start out on a curvaceous flat trail along the eastern edge of the plateau. We then reach Kyangjuma village before reaching Tengboche via Phunki Tenga-crossing the Dudh Koshi River. The climb up is a dramatic one with amazing views on offer as we pass by small settlements. Generally, trekkers call it a night in Tengboche. We, however, will be heading to Pangboche. Overnight stay at Pangboche.
Day 7: Trek from Pangboche to Pheriche|4,240m: 3-4 hrs trek
Leaving Pangboche, you head North East to Pheriche. Following the Imja Khola along its right bank, we set out on a relatively flat trail. We arrive at the Shomare and Orsho village. The terrain starts to change once we cross the village of Shomare with vegetation depleting as we head to Pheriche pass at 4270m. Crossing it, we descend onto the village of Pheriche. Overnight stay at Pheriche.
Day 8: Rest and acclimatization at Pheriche
Acclimatizing to the altitude, we take a day off and stay in Pheriche. A popular stop among trekkers, Pheriche has an Aid Post/Hospital operated under Himalayan Rescue Association which is operational during the trekking seasons i.e. the month March-May and November-December. This village was famous as an agricultural area in the Himalayas producing Buckwheat and potatoes while farming yaks. Overnight stay at Pheriche.
Day 9: Trek from Pheriche to Lobuche|4910m: 4-5 hrs trek
Early morning, we set out on a hike to Lobuche. Heading North West along a stream we hike to the Dughla village. Climbing uphill we head to Dughla Pass at 4830m. As you hike, notice the memorials set up as a tribute to the fallen Sherpas and climbers. Continue along the banks of Khumbu Glacier and you’ll arrive at Lobuche. The village is perched by a hillside on a stark and barren terrain at an altitude of 4940m. Overnight stay at Lobuche.
Day 10: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (explore base camp): 4-5 hrs trek
Trekking out of Lobuche, you’ll descend and then ascend as you cross the last hill before Gorakshep. You can view the Kalapatthar from here which rests beneath Mt. Pumori (7165m). A shortstop and you then take on the trail to explore the Everest Base Camp. Perched by the Khumbu glacier and slopes of Everest, the base camp is crowded with mountaineers where you can meet up with the gritty folks on their way to the summit. Take photos and gather as much of this amazing locale before you return to Gorakshep. Overnight stay at Gorakshep.
Day 11: Trek from Kalapatthar/Gorakshep to Pheriche: 4-5 hrs trek
An early morning hike to Kalapatthar is worth an effort for the view of the glorious sunrise over the Himalayas. Soak up an episode as the sun lights up the crest of these peaks including the Mt. Everest (8848m). Kalapatthar, meaning Black rock, at 5550m will be the highest point of this trek and an early morning venture will be a cold affair topped up by windy conditions. After clicking a few photos and savoring the moment we descend back to Gorakshep for breakfast. We then set out for Pheriche along a tricky trail, mostly a decent, as we arrive at Pheriche. Overnight stay at Pheriche.
Day 12: Trek from Pheriche to Pangboche: 4-5 hrs trek
You will now trace your way back along familiar grounds as you head back to Pangboche. Trekking downhill, you’ll pass through the hillside as this trail takes you along rhododendron and juniper forest. The village of Pangboche has two parts to it. Early Pangboche has an old Monastery famous for the remains of Yeti, aboriginal snowman, including its head and hand. Overnight stay at Pangboche.
Day 13: Trek from Pangboche to Namche: 4-5 hrs trek
Hitting back on the trails and walking along the Dudh Koshi River you head to Namche Bazaar. As you cross the river and pass through rhododendron, juniper and birch forests, you arrive at Tengboche. Shortly, you’ll descend along the trail crossing the river once again to Phunki Tenga. Eventually, heading further down along the foot of the valley, a short climb and you arrive at the army camp of Namche Bazaar. Overnight stay at Namche Bazaar.
Day 14: Trek from Namche to Phakding: 3-4 hrs trek
Leaving Namche, you set out on a long day of the hike to Phakding. The mountains accompany you as you start your descent. Passing by the villages of Bengkar and Jorsalle you arrive at the Rimijung Monastery. With the Dudh Koshi River by your trail, you follow the river downstream to arrive at the quaint little village of Phakding. Overnight stay at Phakding.
Day 15: Trek from Phakding to Lukla: 2-3 hrs trek
A relatively short hike this first you’ll ascend atop a hill before starting your descent. Passing by small settlements of Chauri Kharka and Chheplung you head to Lukla. The final stretch of this trek will include the prayer flags and wheels greeting you on your way to Lukla. Arriving in Lukla, enjoy your last night in the mountains with a home-brewed rice beer "Chyang” and some local delicacies. Overnight stay at Lukla.
Day 16: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu: 35 mins flight
You catch an early morning flight back to Kathmandu where you’ll be received at the airport and transferred to the hotel. With most of the afternoon and evening to yourself, venture out to explore the tourist market of Thamel which has authentic Nepali handicrafts suitable for souvenirs and mementos. Enjoy the farewell dinner later that evening with your crew and organizers as you participate in a cultural program involving dancing and singing with amazing local delicacies on offer. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 17: Final Departure
Your trip to the land of Himalayas comes to an end as one of our representatives helps you to check out of your hotel and sees you off at the airport. Depending on your flight schedule, you can venture out for the last minute shopping spree before you are seen off, approximately 3 hours prior to your scheduled flight.
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