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: 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: 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 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 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 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: Hike to Gokyo RI (5,330m/17,483ft), and trek to Machharmo (4470m/14,663ft),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 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 Machharmo, the place before you stayed a few nights back.
Day 10: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft), 5-6hrs
Follow the western side of the valley to gain different views of Khumbila. Continue to small Sherpa settlement to Phortse Thenga and Mungla, then rejoins the classical route from Khumjung and Everest Base camp. Another hour and half easy walk bring to Namche for the hot shower and big dinner.
Day 11: 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 12: Fly to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
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 13: Departure from Kathmandu
Yes, we will see you off at the Tribhuvan International Airport.
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