Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
Upon your arrival in 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 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: Phakding 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 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 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 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 Thame (3800m/12,467ft) 3-4hrs
Soon after breakfast is over, you set out leaving Thame village on your left. This route takes you through trail other than the one followed by the regular trekkers to the Everest Base Camp. You will pass through ancient Sherpa villages. Finally, we reach to Thame Monastery, an apt place to watch rich culture of the Sherpa. You stay here tonight.
Day 07: Trek to Lungdeng (4600m/15,091ft) 4-5hrs
Soon after the breakfast is over, you will follow a trail that takes up to the north of Thame. You will pass through several small Sherpa communities, yak fields, and finally arrive at Lungdeng village. Tonight you will be staying either in a tea house or in a tent.
Day 08: Trek to Renjo-La (5465m/ 17,929 fit) and Gokyo Lake (4800m/15,784ft), 8-9hrs
It is going to be the most adventurous day today. As you set out to cross the Renjo La, you will feel altitude getting higher and higher. You will feel it in your body and the step. Soon you reach the top, you will be awarded probably one of the wildest and amazing natural scenes. With this amazing experience, you will slowly head towards Gokyo Lake, a beautiful place to stay overnight.
Day 09: Relax at Gokyo
You need to take a whole day rest here at Gokyo because you have a long way to go the following day. Since Gokyo itself is located at mountain lakes, you will find your day bringing you a lot of mesmerizing scenes and moments. You will also be able to see the panoramic views of Mt. Everest and Cho-Oyu. There are several beautiful spots to troll around here at Gokyo.
Day 10: Hike to Gokyo RI (5,330m/17, 483fit), and trek to Thaknak (4750m/15580fit), 7-8hrs
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 a 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. You stay here tonight.
Day 11: Trek to Cho-la Pass (5367m/17604ft) to Dzongla (4,850m/15908ft), 8-9hrs
Trek to Cho-la Pass (5367m/17604ft) to Dzongla (4,850m/15908ft), 5-6 hrs walk Many believe that this is going to be one of the toughest days of this trek. Soon after the breakfast, you will set out to cross over the Cho La. You have to cross three passes. 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
Trek to Gorakshep (5,160m/16,929ft), 5-6 hrs walk 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 Kalapatthar 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 (5,357m/17,575ft) and return to Lobuche for overnight, 6-7hrs
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 Lobuche. Spend your night and feel the change in your life.
Day 14: Lobuche to Kongma La (5,535m/18,159ft) - Chhukung (4,730m/15,518ft), 6-7hrs
Soon after breakfast, you will set out to Kongma La Base Campe via Khumbu Glacier. The trail takes up to the mountain, thus it is a comparatively challenging adventure. Finally, you reach Kongma Pass. Standing on this spot, you will have a god’s views of the amazing of the valley and mountains at the horizon. With this amazing view, you will gradually start descending down to Imja Khola valley. Soon you cross, Chhukung and arrive at Dingboche. You stay tonight at this quiet place.
Day 15: Trek to Tyangboche (3,867m/12684ft), 4-5hrs
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 Tyangboche, another quiet and beautiful place to stay. The monastery at Tyangboche offers you some of the rare glimpses of Buddhist arts and cultures. You can also observe the magnificent views of the mountains including Ama Dablam.
Day 16: Trek to Monjo (2680M/8791ft), 5-6 hrs
After breakfast, you will find the trail taking you down to Phunkethanga, a quiet village. Soon you will be walking through the wild forest and cross Dudh Koshi river. The views are amazing. After crossing the river, you will be climbing up to Sanasa. You will pass Namche Bazar, and walk further down to Monjo.
Day 17: Trek to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft), 4-5hrs
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 18: 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 19: Departure from Kathmandu
Yes, we will see you off at the Tribhuvan International airport.
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