Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Our representative will be there at the Tribhuvan International Airport to receive you and take you to the hotel in Kathmandu. The same evening, you and your team members will be offered typical Nepali food in a fine restaurant. You will also be briefed about the trip, and dropped at your hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing Kathmandu Valley and Preparation for Trekking (1,300 m/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: Kathmandu to Jiri (2,370m/7,774ft), 8-9hrs. Drive
You will be driven in a local bus to Jiri, a place known for its wonderful scenes and sceneries, and known as little Switzerland of Nepal. You stay here at Jiri at a comfortable hotel.
Day 04: Jiri to Deurali (2,190m/7,183ft), 5-6hrs trek
You will be walking through farm fields and villages. This trail will take up to the hill and uphill and a quiet and calm village, Bhandar. Since this is just a 5-6 hours trek, you will have a good time to look around the village and enjoy the countryside.
Day 05: Bhandar to Sete (2,575m/8,446ft), 4-5hrs trek
Soon after your breakfast, the trek will take you through down the Likhu Khola, a beautiful brook. As you cross this river, you will pass through a small and quiet village known as Kinja. After your lunch here, you will start walking up to the hill. The trail will take through farm fields, villages and wonderful natural scenes and sceneries. In no time, you will reach Sete, a village known for its Sherpa culture and hospitality. Amazingly the village stands amid the rhododendron forest.
Day 06: Sete to Lamjura pass, (3,530m/ 11,578ft) to Junbesi (2,680 m/8,790ft), 6-7hrs trek
Your trek through rhododendron forest resumes. You will come across amazing sounds, scenes, and friendly people. Finally, you reach the top of a hill; the place is known as Lamjura Pass. From here, you start descending down the hill the forest and in no time arrive at Taktor. It is a small valley. You leave it behind and head towards another quiet and beautiful village known as Junbesi. It is where you stay tonight.
Day 07: You rest at Junbesi (2,680m/8,790ft)
The region around Junbesi is well worth exploring and a day spent here can offer a variety of alternatives. Two hours' walk to the north of Junbesi is the village of Phugmochhe, where there is a traditional Sherpa art center. En-route to Phugmochhe, a short diversion will allow a visit to Thubten Chhuling, a huge Tibetan Buddhist monastery about one and half hour's walk from Junbesi or you can simply relax whole day in a lodge.
Day 08: Junbesi to Nunthala (2,330 m/7,642ft), 5-6hrs trek
With fresh energy, you will start descending to the Junbeshi Khola, a local brook. Soon you cross it, you will find a trail that turns north uphill. As you reach Salung, you will be seeing some of the rare panoramic views of the Mt Everest. The trail takes through shepherd’s huts, dense forest and takes you to Nunthala, the apt place to spend a night.
Day 09: Nunthala to Bupsadanda (2300m/7,544ft), 5-6hrs trek
As you leave Nunthala, soon the trail takes you down to the Dudhkoshi River. You cross this wild and pristine river. The almost hidden trail starts taking you through terraced fields and hamlets, mesmerizing you with naturally amazing sound, scenes, and smile of humble folks. In no time, you will arrive at Jubing village, an ancient habitat of Rai, one of the culturally vibrant ethnic communities of this part of the world. Then the trail takes you uphill. You will pass by Khari Khola village. Finally, you arrive at Bupsadanda, the place for a night stay for you.
Day 10: Bupsadanda to Surkhe (2,290m/7,511ft), 4-5hrs trek
Breakfast is over; it is time to keep on walking uphill. Soon you are in Bhumsing village. You pass by it and head towards the north until you arrive at Puiyan village. Then, a winding trail will take up and downs small hills. Finally, Surkhe village is ready to receive you in its quiet lap. You spend a night here.
Day 11: Surkhe to Phakding (2,610m/8,561ft), 4-5hrs trek
Soon after breakfast, you will find yourself following a trail that leads you uphill till you land at Chaurikharka, known for its beauty, culture and so on. You can visit local monasteries and school. This place is known for its fertile land, crops such as wheat and green vegetables. We recommend you to walk around this village and feel its beauty and inner force. Soon you will be walking on a trail, where trekkers from Lukla too will be passing through. With more trekkers and crews, the journey becomes more dramatic and exciting. Finally, you arrive at Phakding, place for overnight.
Day 12: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft), 5-6hrs trek
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 till 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 13: 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 View Point and see the view around. Since this is an ancient place of the Sherpas, you can enjoy watching their architectures and lifestyles.
Day 14: Namche to Tyangboche (3,867m/12684ft), 5-6hrs trek
After you breakfast at Namche, you set out for the journey along the trail that takes you through the forest and up to the hill. From the hill, you can enjoy watching some of the most magnificent views of the mighty mountains like Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kwangde. Do not forget to take photos. The trail from the mid of the forest finally takes you to Tyangboche. This world-famous monastery is famous for its grand architecture, and the infrastructure. This is the best place to stay. Do not miss the views of the mountains in the evening.
Day 15: Tyangboche to Dingboche (4,358m/14,295ft), 5-6hrs trek
Comparatively, this is going to be a comfortable journey for you. After breakfast, you will find yourself descending from the mid of rhododendron forest. You will be crossing a beautiful valley and then follow a trail that takes you straight to Dingboche, another quiet and beautiful place to stay.
Day 16: Acclimatization day at Dingboche
It is yet another important day and place for you to get acclimatized. Since you will be ascending up, it is essential that you take enough rest here. We recommend you to stay a whole day free. This rest is going to boost up your energy and stamina. Many physically fit tourists make their hiking up to Chhukung (4,730m) or climb little Nagarjuna Hill and find watching many mountains and glaciers at the horizon.
Day 17: Dingboche to Lobuche (4,928m/16164ft), 5-6 hrs trek
The journey from here to Lobuche is just 4.5 miles. But the trail is full of challenges. It tastes your skills, patience, and energy. The alpine meadows and yak pastures land you come across mesmerize you with some of the rare panoramas. You cross the Khumbu Glacier, probably the most difficult trail so far. The rugged route finally lands you here at Lobuche. You stay this night here.
Day 18: Trek to Gorak Shep (5,160m/16,929ft) & hike to Everest Base Camp (5,320m/17,450ft) 7-8hrs.
It is a brand new morning and time to leave Lobuche now after your breakfast. 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.
First, you will reach Gorak Shep, an amazing village covered in snow most of the time. You take your lunch here and start hiking the Khumbu Glacier. From here, you see the Mount Everest in its raw form. This trail further takes you to the world famous space, called the Everest Base Camp. You quench your thirst of becoming a real trekker here at this point. This is, in fact, a turning point in your life. After exploring this world famous place, you will be walking back to Gorak Shep. Spend your night and feel the change in your life.
Day 19: Early hike to Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft) & trek back to Pheriche 6-7hrs
It is dawn at Gorak Shep. Forget about your breakfast. It is time to be ready for a short hiking up to Kala Patthar. You have to reach there for the sun rises if you do not want to miss this rare experience. Our crews are ready. They wake you up at right time. If you are at the top of Kala Patthar and the sun is about to rise, you are going to be one of the blessed tourists. Have a look at the heaven that the sun rays start creating all over the Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and Pumori. After this view, it is time now to trek towards Kala Patthar. After you reach the Kala Patthar, you start again heading towards Gorak Shep and then to Pheriche. It is here at Pheriche you pass another important night from your life.
Day 20: Pheriche to Kyanjuma (3,500m/11,480ft), 5-6hrs trek
It is a comparatively comfortable journey. You will be descending down. But do not forget that every few minutes the views start changing. The beauty of the Himalaya is always mysterious. No one knows when the best moment is to pop into your eyes. You will have a bird's eye view of all the great mighty mountains shining on the horizon. In no time, you will arrive at Kyanjuma, where you will be staying tonight.
Day 21: Kyanjuma to Khumjung to Monju (2,850m/9,348ft), 6-7hrs trek
You will be taken to a local hospital established by Sir Edmund Hillary. There are several memories left by such pioneer heroes. You will live through history as you visit this school and a hospital nearby. These places are on the way that takes you down the trail full of mesmerizing vistas. You arrive at Monju. This is the place you stay a night.
Day 22: Monju to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft), 4-5hrs trek
This is going to be yet another happy day in your trek. After your breakfast, you set out for Lukla, from where you had started walking some two weeks back. Since you are completing this trek, 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 23: 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.
Leisure Day in Kathmandu
This is a spare day. You can spend the whole day at Thamel or around.
Departure from Kathmandu
Yes, we will see you off at the Tribhuvan International Airport.