Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m)
When you land at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be greeted by one of our representatives. He will welcome you and help you get transferred to your Hotel in the city. There is nothing else planned for the day, thus you can check into your Hotel and spend the rest of the time as per your preference, relaxing or exploring the city. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
Today, you will have a guided sightseeing tour of the Kathmandu city. The sightseeing tour mainly consists of visiting the four major UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu. They include the Kathmandu Durbar Square, the Pashupatinath Temple, the Swayambhunath Stupa and the Boudhanath Temple. Each of the sites hold an important religious and historical reverence for Nepal and each of them is built and decorated in unique Nepali art and architecture. After the tour, we will return back to our Hotel and prepare for tomorrow's trip. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,840 m) and Trek to Paiya (Chutok) (2,730 m), Duration: 40 min. flight, 5 - 6 Hours trek
You will be transferred to the airport for your early flight to Lukla. The short flight is quite scenic and you can get amazing views of the Nepali Himalayas from the air. From Lukla, we will begin our trek to Paiya, walking on a trail that is surrounded by verdant trans-Himalayan alpine woods. We will continue moving south and cross the Chutok La Pass (2945m) before reaching the small settlement of Paiyan, also known as Chutok. Overnight in Paiya.
Day 04: Trek to Panggom (2,804 m), Duration: 5 - 6 Hours
From Paiya, we descend down the valley hill for a while before eventually reaching a small bridge. From here, the trail becomes slippery until we cross the Kari La Pass (3145m). We continue our walk through rhododendron forests and cross numerous tributaries of Kanse Khola and Khari Khola to reach Panggom.Overnight in Panggom.
Day 05: Trek to Ningsow (2,863 m), Duration: 4 - 5 Hours
Trekking out of Panggom, we will cross the Panggom La Pass and ascend on a steady path, heading north. Following the trail, we will cross the Peseng Kharka Khola and reach Peeng Kharka Danda. All the while, the trail is adorned with distant views of the Himalayas like Lhotse (8414m) and Everest (8848m). We will cross the Ningsow Khola before reaching the Ningsow Village. Overnight in Ningsow.
Day 06: Trek to Chhetra Khola (3,122 m), Duration 7 - 8 Hours
From Ningsow, we will climb up the hillside again and then gradually descend for a while before climbing some more to reach the Ramailo Danda. We walk on the trail named after Pasang Lhamu Sherpa, Pasang Lhamu trail. We might see rare animals like Red panda and Blue sheep if we are fortunate enough. Overnight in Chhetra Khola.
Day 07: Trek to Kothe (3,580 m), Duration: 6 - 7 Hours
Leaving Chhetra Khola Campsite, we trek north and ascend along our way to reach Takhto. After making a quick stop, we continue on our walk and reach Kothe. We cross the tributaries of Majang Khola and walk through serene forests. The trek offers great views of mountains of Makalu range with the ever-present gorgeous landscapes. Overnight in Kothe.
Day 08: Trek to Thangnak (4,358 m), Duration: 3 - 4 Hours
Our trek involves mostly uphill walks as we begin to head towards Mosom Kharka. The trail moves ahead along the Inkhu Khola and we will be crossing it on multiple occasions. Leaving Mosom Kharka, we begin to trek towards Gordishung. Maintaining a steady pace, we reach Thangnak which houses tea houses and is a famous stop during the trek. Overnight in Thangnak.
Day 09: Trek to Khare (5,045 m), Duration: 2 -3 Hours
Leaving Thangnak, we will follow the lateral moraine of the Dig Glacier towards Dig Kharka. The trail traverses along the moraines and ridges to reach Khare. You can explore around the area or rest as per your preference. From here, we can see the northern face of Mera Peak (6476m), smoking and raising icy plumes in the Himalayan sun. Overnight at Khare.
Day 10: Acclimatization and pre-climb training at Khare
This day is set aside for acclimatization. Acclimatization day normally involves short hikes and we can explore around the area to adjust our bodies to the Himalayan atmosphere. We also practice for the treks and climb in days to come. Our trek leader will introduce us to the different gears and equipment for the climb also learn to use them. Overnight at Khare.
Day 11: Trek to Mera High Camp (5,780 m), Duration: 6 - 7 Hours
Leaving Khare behind, we head to the Base Camp after crossing Mera La pass (5415m). Then, we will set up towards high camp while enjoying excellent views of Mount Everest (8848m), Mount Makalu (8463m) and the Cho Oyu Peak (8188m), the south face of Lhotse (8414m), Nuptse (7861m) and Baruntse (7129m) among many others. Overnight at Mera High Camp.
Day 12: Mera High Camp to Summit (6,461 m) and back to Khare, Duration: 8 - 9 Hours
We begin our climb early in the morning as the winds can get pretty strong during the mid-day. We will mostly walk on steep terrains and icy paths to reach the summit. From the summit, we can take in spectacular views of the mighty Himalayas including Everest (8848m), Cho-Oyu (8188m), Lhotse (8414m), Makalu (8463m), Kanchenjunga (8586m), Nuptse (7861m) and many others. After spending some time on the summit enjoying the sights, we will retrace our steps back to the high camp where we can rest for a while before descending to Khare. Overnight in Khare.
Day 13: Trek back to Kothe (3,580 m), Duration: 4 - 5 Hours
We will trek from Khare to Kothe along the same trail used previously. After reaching Kothe, we can celebrate our success by trying out local delicacies of the humble guesthouses of the mountains and local wines, produced by fermenting wheat. It is a great way to mingle with the Sherpa people and learn and get insight into their lifestyle in the Himalayas. Overnight in Kothe.
Day 14: Trek to Thuli Kharka (4,300 m), Duration: 5 - 6 Hours
Climbing up and descending again along the hilly acreages, we will cross several tributaries of the Hinku Khola before reaching a forked trail nearby Taktho. We choose the trail on our right and continue walking, passing by a Chorten and walking downhill on a steep trail. Further on out, we will ascend to Thuli Kharka, passing by prayer-carved Mani stone walls laden with colorful prayer flags. Overnight in Thuli Kharka.
Day 15: Trek to Lukla via Zatrwa La Pass, Duration: 6 - 7 Hours
After leaving Thuli Kharka, we come across a steep descent and continue to reach Zatrwa La Pass (4610m). the pass is decorated with prayer flags and cairns. The walk is mostly descent and we walk through alpine forests to reach Chutang. After a short walk, Lukla heartily welcomes us. Overnight in Lukla.
Day 16: Fly back to Kathmandu
We will bid goodbye to the mountains of the Khumbu for the last time as we catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu, you can rest or do some souvenir shopping around the city, whichever fancies your preference. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 17: Final Departure
A representative from Amazing Nepal Trek will take you to the airport, approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight for your final departure.
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