Day 01 – Arrival Day in Kathmandu (1,300 m)
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be greeted and welcomed by one of our representatives at the airport. Further explanation about the program will also be given to you. You will then be transferred to your Hotel. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 02 - Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour and Trek Preparation
Today, you will have a day preparing for tomorrow's trip, as well as a sightseeing tour of the heritage sites of the city. The sightseeing tour of the Kathmandu valley includes touring the Kathmandu Durbar Square, the Boudhanath Stupa, the holy temple of Pashupatinath and the Swayambhunath Stupa. Each of the heritage sites presents religious and historical reverence in Nepal's art and architectural context. After the tour, you will be transferred back to the Hotel where you can prepare for tomorrow's trip by re-packing and checking your equipment and items. Overnight stay at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 03 - Fly to Lukla (2,840 m) and Trek to Phakding (2610m), Duration: 3 – 4 Hours
You will have an early morning transfer to the airport for your Lukla flight. The flight to Lukla is a lifetime experience in itself as the short flight is graced with amazing views of the Nepali Himalayas. From Lukla, you will trek to Phakding accompanied by beautiful Himalayan landscapes with verdant hills that surround the valleys and far-off Himalayan views of peaks of the Khumbu. Overnight at guesthouse in Phakding.
Day 04 - Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m), Duration: 6 Hours
Following the Dudh Koshi River, we will ascend through Himalayan pine and cedar forests to the celebrated village of Namche Bazaar. On the way to Namche, you can capture your first glimpses of Everest and neighboring peaks. The town is a lively destination where you can encounter the Sherpa culture in a very dainty setting. Overnight at guesthouse in Namche.
Day 05 – Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar
Today is specially sanctioned for acclimatization. It is important to be properly acclimatized while trekking as it prevents altitude sickness. You can also visit the famous Everest View Hotel today that is situated a little distance away from the town. You can look at the views of Mount Everest (8848m) as well as peaks like the Lhotse (8414m), Ama Dablam (6856m) and the Thamserku (6608m). Overnight at the guesthouse at Namche.
Day 06 – Trek to Tengboche (3,860 m), Duration: 5 – 6 Hours
From Namche, we will wind our way through amazing terrains laden with Himalayan junipers and rhododendrons towards the settlement of Tengboche. Tengboche lies in the confluence of the Imja Khola and the Dudh Koshi Rivers. Here, you can also visit the famous Tengboche Monastery as well. The monastery is a beautiful destination where many local trekkers, as well as trekkers, visit to perform prayers. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Tengboche.
Day 07 – Trek to Pheriche (4,240 m), Duration: 4 – 5 Hours
Beyond Tengboche, the landscape enters the steppes where the altitude starts increasing beyond the 4,000-meter mark. The trail drops down towards Diboche. Further on out from Diboche, you will be crossing the Imja River via a suspension bridge and climb to Pangboche at 3930 meters. Then the trail climbs to Pheriche. Overnight stay at a guesthouse at Pheriche.
Day 08 – Acclimatization day at Pheriche
Another day of acclimatization. You can explore the village today and take stunning pictures of the Himalayan peaks. Pheriche is situated above the Tsola River and is a popular stop for trekkers and climbers. At Pheriche, you can also pay a visit to a memorial area dedicated to those that have died attempting to climb the peaks of the Khumbu region. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Pheriche.
Day 09 – Trek to Lobuche (4,910 m), Duration: 5 – 6 Hours
From Pheriche, it is a gentle climb towards Lobuche. The trans-Himalayan landscape is mostly moss-covered woodlands and the gaping valleys open wide towards vast pastures with donkey caravans and yaks contently grazing in the grass fields. The village of Lobuche is situated at the foot of the Khumbu Glacier and the village shares its name with the Lobuche Peaks. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Lobuche.
Day 10 – Trek to Gorakshep (5,140 m) and visit Everest Base Camp (5,364 m), Duration: 6 – 7 Hours
After a short climb through the Himalayan meadows up the valley hill, you can look down at the Khumbu glacier. Following the new moraine route we ascend gradually to reach Everest Base Camp. From here, you can enjoy a magnificent view of the Khumbu glacier and the Khumbu icefall, where the Everest expedition begins. After spending time at the base camp, we will return back to Gorakshep. Overnight stay at Gorakshep.
Day 11 – Early Hike to Kalapatthar (5,550 m) and Trek to Lobuche (4,910 m), Duration: 7 – 8 Hours
The day starts with a hike up to Kalapatthar (5550m), an excellent viewpoint from where you can observe the Mount Everest massif and innumerable spectacular mountain views of the Khumbu. Panoramic views of the Himalayas namely being Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8414m), Ama Dablam (6856m), Nuptse (7861m), Pumori (7165m), Thamserku (6608m) and Lobuche Peak (6145m) and other peaks from Kalapatthar are an awe-striking sight. Usually, the hike to Kalapatthar is done before sunrise so that trekkers can witness the rising rays of the sun amidst the Everest Mountains. After spending time at Kalapatthar taking in the view, we will trek back to Gorakshep, have our breakfast and descend to Lobuche. Overnight at guesthouse in Lobuche.
Day 12 – Trek to High Camp (5,398 meters/17,712 Ft.), Duration: 3 – 4 Hours
From Lobuche, we will trek to the Lobuche Base Camp. The terrain is relatively flat during this part, and after trekking through the terrain for sometimes, we will eventually encounter steeper landscapes and rocky uneven grounds. From the Lobuche base camp, we will continue on the rocky moraine path towards High Camp. Overnight in Lobuche East High Camp.
Day 13 – Climb to Summit (6,119 m) and back to High Camp, Duration: 10 Hours
Waking up early at around 12/1 am, we will have our breakfast before beginning our climb. It is important we reach the summit before noon as in the afternoon, strong winds in the highlands might serve as a barrier between us and the summit. We will most likely be walking on rock surfaces up to around 5700 meters, after which we will climb on thick ice. Lobuche East offers more panoramic views of the mountains than any other trekking peak. From the summit, you can enjoy magnificent views of Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8414), Nuptse (7801m), Ama Dablam (6856m), Pumori (7165m), and many other mighty Himalayas. After enjoying the grand spectacle, we return to the High camp. Overnight in Lobuche East High Camp.
Day 14 – Trek to Pangboche (3,930 m), Duration: 5 – 6 Hours
From High Camp, we will trek downhill and join the Everest Base Camp route at Lobuche again. From Lobuche, we will retrace our path back to Pheriche. On the way to Pheriche, the trail is adorned with magnificent views of Mount Ama Dablam (6856m) in the distance. From Pheriche, we continue to gradually descend to reach Pangboche, home to the famous Pangboche Monastery. Overnight stay at Pangboche.
Day 15 – Trek to Namche (3,440 m), Duration: 4 – 5 Hours
The trek back to Namche is pleasant and you can slowly descend towards the familiar town as you wind across the Dudh Koshi River valley. Retracing our steps down to the Imja Khola and up through the forest to Tengboche, we will continue on the trail carved on the hillside and cross the bridge over the Dudh Koshi river after passing a Chorten, we will reach the army camp at Namche Bazaar. Overnight stay at Namche.
Day 16 – Trek to Lukla, Duration: 6 – 7 Hours
From Namche, you will make your way back towards Lukla, passing by several Sherpa settlements and crossing the suspension bridges over the fast flowing Dudh Koshi and its tributaries. The trek back is beautiful and you can enjoy the hallmarks of the natural trans-Himalayan terrain again. Overnight stay at Lukla.
Day 17 – Fly back to Kathmandu
You will bid the mountains goodbye as you make your way back towards Kathmandu from Lukla. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you can spend the rest of the day as you please, exploring the city on your own or relaxing. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 18 – Departure from Kathmandu
Approximately three hours before your scheduled flight, you will be dropped off at the airport for your final departure.
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