Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by a company representative, who will drop you off at our hotel. After checking in, take a rest or visit Amazing Nepal's office. You may also stroll in the streets of Thamel, a tourist hub in Kathmandu for some souvenir shopping. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Amazing Nepal Trek & Expedition. For dinner, you will be served excellent Nepalese cuisine which will introduce you to the country's authentic food culture. If your flight arrives late, both the meeting and dinner can be scheduled for the following day. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Sightseeing Kathmandu Valley and Preparation for Trekking (1,300m/4,264ft)
After breakfast, you will set out for sightseeing of the culturally and architecturally rich heritage sites of the Valley. Places such as the Pashupatinath, the world famous temple precinct of the Hindus, the Boudhnath and Swaymbhunath, the world famous Buddhist stupa precinct, and Kathmandu Durbar Square will open up completely a new cultural world of Nepali art and architecture to you. You will also be taken to the Kumari Ghar, where resides the Virgin Goddess. We will also discuss the trip, and you will be introduced to your fellow trekkers and our crews.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft) & trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft), 3-4hrs
You will fly from Kathmandu domestic airport to Lukla in the early morning. It is just a 30-minutes-long flight. Once you land at Lukla airport, you will find yourself busy with taking photos. Our crews will start taking care of the luggage. Usually, trekkers take their lunch at Lukla. After things are properly set by the midafternoon, you will begin your trek up to Phakding. This is a short route. At Phakding, a small and quiet village, you can enjoy an evening walk.
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft), 5-6hrs
As soon as your breakfast at Phakding, you will find yourself walking along the banks of Dudh Koshi till you arrive at Monjo, another small and quiet village. This village is a gateway to the Sagarmatha National Park. As you walk through the National Park, you start gradually descending to the banks of Bhote Koshi River until you arrive at Jorsalle village. After a short break, you will be walking towards Namche Bazaar, a globally known small town, where tourists from around the world flock in. It is here you pass your night at a comfortable teahouse.
Day 05: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar
Namche Bazaar has an altitude of 3,440 m (11,253ft). This is the best place for you to stay for a day for acclimatization. It is from here you start ascending towards Base Camp. That’s why special care needs to be given to your body. You can spend your day simply trolling around. Or you can visit a Sherpa Museum or you can walk little up to the Everest viewpoint and see the view around. Since this is an ancient place of the Sherpas, you can enjoy watching their architectures and lifestyles.
Day 06: Trek to Dole (4200m/13,776ft), 5-6hrs
Soon after breakfast at Namche, you will find following a trail that enables you to see and capture some of the rare and magnificent views around. The view of great peaks at Shanasa may overwhelm you. The trail soon will take you through the right side of Mongla hill, and soon you arrive at Phortse Thanga. You will have your lunch here. A few hours trek will take you down to Dole, the place you will be staying tonight.
Day 07: Trek to Machharmo (4470m/ 14,663ft), 4-5hrs
After breakfast at Dole, you will find ascending towards Machharmo. On the way, you will pass some quiet cold, pristine brooks, and wild forest. Since you will be reaching towards higher altitude, you will find views of greater magnitude and grandeur. Here at Dole, you can also visit the Himalayan Rescue Association. You will have a very pleasant stay at a local teahouse.
Day 08: Trek to Gokyo (4800m/15,744ft), 3-4hrs
Soon after your breakfast, you will set out to climb up the mountain. From the top of the mountain, you will have an excellent view of the valley down, as well as Khangtega and the northern part of the Cho-Oyu. A short descend from here, will take you through a river bank and up to the top of the Ngazumpa glacier. From there, a short trek will take you through a pristine lake, Longponga, an amazingly beautiful nature creation to look, take a photo and cherish a memory for lifelong. Another short walk will take you to Gokyo village, located on the ridge of another mesmerizing lake.
Day 09: Rest at Gokyo
A full day rest at Gokyo will make you gain greater energy. You will have wonderful views of the lakes. Every short walk around the village opens up a gem like scenery and views. You can also get some of the rare glimpses of the Mt Everest and Northern part of Ngazumpa glacier.
Day 10: Hike to Gokyo RI (5,330m/17,483ft), and trek to Thaknak (4750m/15580ft), 6-7hrs
You got to wake up early this morning, as early as before dawn. You will be hiking up to the Gokyo Ri before the sun rises. As the right moment comes, you will find heaven is being opened to you. The amazing views of the Everest in the mellow fresh sunlight will mesmerize with. We are sure this morning is going to be one of the most remarkable moments in your life. When the sunrise is over, you will return back to your hotel for breakfast. Then, you will set out to trek down Thaknak, the place before you go for great Cho-La. You stay here tonight.
Day 11: Trek to Cho-la Pass (5367m/17604ft) to Dzongla (4,850m/15908ft), 5-6hrs
Many believe that this is going to be one of the toughest days of the entire trek. Soon after the breakfast, you will set out to cross over the Cho La. Though it is not a dangerous trail, it is very steep, and you have to pass through the glacier. But the views and sceneries are amazing. Finally, you arrive at Dzongla. You stay here tonight.
Day 12: Trek to Gorakshep (5,160m/16,929ft), 5-6hrs
You will be trekking along the upper part of the glacier. From here, you can view the majestic beauty of Kala Patthar and Pumori. As you keep on walking towards Gorekshep, you will come across another amazing view of Mt. Nuptse. Finally, you arrive at Gorakshep and have your lunch here. Soon lunch is over you will set out for Kalapathar (5545 m /18192 ft). The sunset from the top of Kalapatthar opens of completely amazing beauty formed out of mellow sunlight, white mountain, and the blue sky. Soon, you will be walking down to the Gorakshep. You stay tonight here.
Day 13: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,365m/17,601ft) and Gorakshep, 5-6hrs
It is a brand new morning. Journey to the Everest Base Camp Trek begins now. You are no longer an ordinary trekker. You make a real journey in your life. The base camp out there is at an altitude of above 5,000m (16,000ft) and you got to be there. The experience is one of the rare in your life. You are no longer an ordinary trekker. You will walk to the Khumbu Ice Fall. Then you return to Gorak Shep. Spend your night and feel the change in your life.
Day 14: Trek to Dingboche (4,358m/14,295 ft), 4-5hrs
Soon after your breakfast, it is time now to walk down to Dingboche, another beautiful Sherpa hamlet. It is going to be a great pleasant experience for you.
Day 15: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft), 6-7hrs
You will be heading downhill to a lower elevation from Dingboche. It is going to be another great pleasant experience for you. As you keep on walking down further to Tyangboche, you will find the views being unfolded to you in magnificent forms. Soon you are at Tyangboche monastery. This world-famous monastery is famous for its grand architecture, and the infrastructure. After having your lunch here, it is time to leave this beautiful place Tyangboche and head towards Phunkethanga, a small settlement. You will be descending down through the wild forest till you cross Dush Koshi bridge. Then you will make some steep climb to Sanasa and to Namche Bazaar. Overnight stay here.
Day 16: Trek to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft), 6-7hrs
After your breakfast, this is going to be yet another happy day in your trek. you set out for Lukla, from where you had started the walk, you will be having great joy. But then this is also the day you will be leaving all the natural beauty back. But memory matters. We are sure that memories associated with this adventure are going to make you happy throughout your life. We will celebrate your victory back at Lukla.
Day 17: Fly back to Kathmandu.
You will fly back to Kathmandu mostly in the morning. You will be dropped at your hotel. And, we will take you for a farewell dinner in a restaurant that serves continental cuisine.
Day 18: Departure from Kathmandu
Yes, we will see you off at the Tribhuvan International Airport.
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