Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
Namaste and welcome to Nepal. Our representative will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing and trek preparation day
Today you will prepare for the trek, which includes making last-minute shopping and making sure you have everything for the trip. You will also explore the Kathmandu valley which is a hotpot of culture and tradition of the Hindu and Buddhist faith coming together. Kathmandu boasts of many UNESCO world heritage sites such as Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, and Swayambhunath which you will explore today. You will also chance upon some delicious Nepalese delicacies and brews. Momo, the scrumptious Nepalese version of dumplings, is a must-try while in Kathmandu. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft) & trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft), 3-4hrs
An adventure in itself, the flight to Lukla takes you to one of the most dangerous airports in the world. Once you gain height, you will be able to see what makes Nepal beautiful; the hills, the rivers, and the many snowcapped mountains sit peacefully creating gorgeous landscapes. Upon arrival in Lukla, you will start your journey to Everest Base Camp by trekking to Phakding. Enjoying the views of Kusum Kanguru (6367m), and Thamserku (6608m), you reach Phakding for the overnight stay.
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11,283ft), 5-6hrs
With the Dudh Koshi keeping you company, you will make your way to Namche Bazar today. The rocky terrain of the region gives a peculiar feel which is unlike any other. As you cross the many suspension bridges, which are the lifeline of this area, you will also walk past many shrines of the Buddhist faith adorned with colorful prayer flags. A gradual uphill trek takes you to Namche Bazaar, a hub for all the tourists that are trekking in and around this region which exhibits a superb example of the Himalayan hospitality. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
Day 05: Acclimatization day at Namche
Acclimatization is key for any high altitude trek, and you will do so by trekking around Namche and exploring the surrounding areas. You will be witness to the glory of the giant mountains such as Everest (8848m), Ama Dablam (6856m), Thamserku (6608m), Nuptse (7861m), Lhotse (8516m), and so on. You also have the option of visiting the Sherpa Museum which showcases the culture and the way of living of the legendary Sherpas. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
Day 06: Trek to Tyangboche (3,867m/12684ft), 4-5hrs
After a fairly easy walk till the village of Phunke Tenga, you will then begin to ascend to reach Tengboche, which has blissfully nestled in its vicinity the Tyangboche Monastery. The oldest and the most sacred in this region, Tyangboche Monastery sits picturesquely in the forefront of the gorgeous Ama Dablam (6856m). If you are lucky, you might be able to observe a religious ceremony being performed in the monastery. The monastery has beautiful walls with beautiful paintings and has small Chorten inside the premises. Overnight in Tyangboche.
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4,358m/14,295 ft), 5-6hrs
Today you will descend on the first part of the trek as you cross dense forests of conifers and rhododendrons with splendid views of the Everest (8848m) and Ama Dablam (6856m). As you move further, you will cross the Imja River and reach Pangboche, which also has a monastery and some extraordinary views of the mountains. Through the rocky terrain, you will see multiple fields of different crops as you make a gradual ascend to reach Dingboche. Overnight in Dingboche.
Day 08: Acclimatization day at Dingboche
Today is the second acclimatization day of this trek, and you will spend the day hiking around Dingboche. The ridge from behind Dingboche offers majestic views of Cho Oyu (8188m), Makalu (8485m), Lhotse (8414m), Taboche (6501m), Cholatse (6440m), and also the beautiful Imja River flowing serenely through the Imja Valley. This hike will not only excite your visual senses, it will also give you a reality check on just how beautiful nature is. Overnight in Dingboche.
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4,928m/16164 ft), 5-6hrs
Initially, you will be walking on a wide path which later becomes narrow and rocky. You will enjoy the scenes of the Himalayas on all your sides as you pass through rather historic places; this area also has the campsite of the first successful Everest summit by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. You will walk on the steep paths leading to the moraine of Khumbu Glacier and pass through the ridge which has many shrines with colorful prayer flags in the memory of the trekkers who lost their lives during various expeditions. You will notice the peaks of Pumori (7161m), Nuptse (7861m), and snow-covered mountains getting nearer as you reach Lobuche. Overnight in Lobuche.
Day 10: Trek to Gorakshep (5,160m/16,929ft) & hike to Everest Base Camp (5,320m/17,450ft) 6-7hrs
The trek to Gorakshep and then forward to Everest Base Camp is challenging as you will mostly be walking on glaciers and on rough terrains. The rocky terrains often make you struggle to find a balance and thus require slow walking. When you reach Everest Base Camp, you will see many colorful tents set up by the expedition teams against the icy rocky terrain covered in snow. With views of Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8414m), Pumori (7161m), Khumbutse (6749m), and Nuptse (7861m) above and the glacier below, you can get this overwhelming sensation of being a miniscule yet lucky organism. You later hike down to Gorakshep for the overnight stay.
Day 11: Early hike to Kala Patthar (5550m/18,204ft) & Trek back to Pheriche 6-7hrs
Early in the morning before the sun is out, you will make your way to Kala Patthar. You do so because Kala Patthar gives the best view of the mighty Everest (8848m) and the surrounding mountains as the sun gradually rises and the light changes beautifully almost making the mountain feel like they are coming to life. This fills you up with a sense of awe and a sweeping run of emotions. This is also a great opportunity for photo enthusiasts to take lovely photos of the mountains: Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8414m), and many other peaks of the Mahalangur Himalayan Range. After this, you return to Gorakshep and head toward Pheriche. Overnight in Pheriche.
Day 12: Trek to Kyangjuma (3,500m/11,480ft), 5-6hrs
You will descend to Kyangjuma today observing the flora and fauna and the obvious views of the mountains you’ve seen for so many days now, and enjoy every bit of it. This region is known for wildlife such as wild pheasants, the wild goats, and the musk deer. As you cross the forests keeping Dudh Koshi Company, you will reach the beautiful village of Kyanjuma. Overnight in Kyanjuma.
Day 13: Trek to Khumjung to Monjo (2,850m/9,348ft), 6-7hrs
After breakfast, you will move towards Khumjung, the biggest Sherpa village in Khumbu. Situated here is the Khumjung Monastery that displays a protected skull of the infamous Yeti. You then cross the largest Mani wall of Khumbu and descend to the village of Monjo via Namche Bazaar. Monjo has cute little houses, and there is a lot of livestock transporting goods to various parts of Khumbu. Overnight in Monjo.
Day 14: Trek to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft), 4-5hrs
As you retrace your way from Monjo to Lukla, you begin to realize that today is the last day that you will be spending in the lap of the Himalayas, so you will make the most out of it. This is a good time to reflect upon life at high altitude and to life back home. This experience is bound to change you in many ways. Overnight in Lukla.
Day 15: Fly back to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
As you fly back to Kathmandu, the view below is just as mesmerizing as it was when you first got to Lukla. Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, you will once again be transferred to your hotel. You can rest for some time and then head out to enjoy the vibrant streets of Thamel. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 16: Departure from Kathmandu
This day marks the end of your Himalayan adventure. Our representative will drop you at the airport. Have a safe journey back home, and we hope to see you again.
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