Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
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 Monjo (2850m/9348ft), 4-5hrs
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 Monjo. This is a short route. At Monjo, a small and quiet village, you can enjoy an evening walk.
Day 04: Monjo 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 Lodge.
Day 05: Trek to Tashinga (3450m/11316ft), 2-3hrs
After breakfast at the hotel, we start our trek further 2 hrs walking gently with a scenic view of the surrounding mountain including Mt. Everest and finally check in to our lodge in Tashinga where we'll stay tonight.
Day 06: Day excursion to Tengboche (3,867m/12684ft), 4-5hrs
The day begins with a descent to the small hamlet of Phunki Tenga, beside the Dudh Kosi. From here we cross a suspension bridge before beginning a steep ascent for about an hour. This part of the trek is quite heavily forested by rhododendron and pine, so it is well shaded and cool. Once out of the forest, the trail becomes gentle and gradual for another 1.5 hours, all the way up to the monastery. The setting of Thyangboche is magical and it is incredible to think that the temple was burned down a few years ago and re-built largely through the efforts of the Sir Edmund Hillary Trust. After lunch and explorations of the monastery and its surroundings, return to Tashinga for your overnight stay.
Day 07: Trek to Mende(3,700m /12136ft), 5-6hrs
After breakfast, your day begins to trek uphill to the hidden valley called Khumjung village, probably the biggest village of the areas and visit Hillary school established by Late Sir Edmond Hillary and visit Monastery with Yeti skull. You may have a chance to meet many famous climbers in Khumjung & Khunde valley where is a big hospital running by the charity. We head further to Village of Mende where we stay overnight and rest of the time enjoys exploring surrounding areas.
Day 08: Day excursion to Thame (3820m/12,530ft), 4-5hrs
Today we visit Thame village, the sight of the Mani Rimdu ceremony each autumn. This valley drains the Nanga La, the pass crossing into Tibet which has been the traditional trading route between these two countries for centuries. This place locates with a great view and most of the famous climbers from this village. This village called the village of Snow Leopard and on our return to Mende, we take time to explore the small but impressive Karag Monastery near Thamo, one of the highlights on the route.
Day 09: Trek to Phakding (2610m/8561ft), 4-5 hrs walk
This morning after a great Himalayan experience at Mende we descending to Namche is an easy day of rolling hills and switchbacks as we cruise back down to the trading center of the Khumbu. After Lunch at Namche, we retract back to Phakding for the overnight.
Day 10: Trek to Lukla (2800m/9184ft), 3-4hrs
From Phakding we trek back to the Lukla village. After your arrival at Lukla, you have time to stroll around the areas and guide will re-confirm your flight ticket and enjoy the last celebrate dinner with your crew member and overnight at Hotel.
Day 11: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
After an early morning flight to Kathmandu, our guide transfer you to your hotel. You may have time to relax after a long journey and take back your breath and rest at your hotel with ending your Himalayan trip with us.
Day 12: Departure from Kathmandu
Today is free or last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives for you until your departure flight/drive or to commence any extra trips or activities you may have booked with us. If departing, you'll be transferred to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination.
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