Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport and transfer to the hotel
You will be met by our airport representative and escorted to your hotel, refresh yourself & your evening is free, first overnight at hotel in the valley of the Gods, the Kathmandu and overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley (B):
Kathmandu is the cultural heart of Nepal and has been a famous destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its borders to visitors. The city displays an interesting combination of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism, and Western influence in the Valley. After having breakfast we take you for the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley including Patan Durbar Square, Swyambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath Temple and Baudhanath Stupa then return to the hotel. overnight at Hotel.
Day 03: Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding (2,612 m / 8,570 f) 5- 6hr
After having early breakfast at the hotel, you will drive to the airport for the 35 minutes scenic flight to the small mountain airport Lukla, reaching at Lukla our guide will introduce the porters, then start trekking following the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi, it is easy trekking and takes about 4 hours to reach Phakding and overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m / 11,287 ft)5- 6hr
After having breakfast at the lodge, you continue trekking following the Dudh Koshi River and crossing it many times on the way, you enter the park in Jorsale and you will stop for lunch as we rest our weary bones, and again continue our trek; after few hours of walking, we reach the bustling Namche Bazaar which appears ahead as we travel along a path surrounded by pines. We pass the plateau where the Saturday bazaar is held and enter the village. Namche Bazaar (3440m) is surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges and opens out only where it faces the Dudh Koshi. This vibrant village is a central hub of the area and food, sundries and even mountain climbing equipment may be purchased here, overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 05: Acclimatization and Rest day in Namche Bazaar.
This is really good for our acclimatization. It prevents any unforeseen altitude problems ahead on the trail as we go to higher altitudes on the trek. Namche is tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu and has an abundance of lodges, tea shops, and souvenir shops as well as a magnificent outlook as the lights come on in the evening. It is an ideal place to spend a rest day for acclimatization to the high altitude before heading off towards Tyangboche. For acclimatization, we walk up to Khumjung village through Everest view Hotel in Syangboche and we will see beautiful views of the Himalayas including Mt. Everest. Khumjung village is a brimming little town that is densely populated by the Sherpa community. At this village is an old monastery which we will visit as well. After this, we return to Namche for our overnight under a starry moonlight sky if the weather is clear, overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 06: Trek to Pangboche (3,930 m/12,893 ft)6-7 hrs.
After a pleasant and enjoyable time at Namche, morning walk leads to a short climb and then on a good wide trail facing views of Everest and Amadablam with an array of peaks, as our route leads into woodland then descend towards Imjatse River to reach a small place in Phunke-Tenga, possible lunch stop in the middle of a wood. Afternoon climb into forested areas facing views of Kangtenga-Tharmasarku and other peaks as walk brings at a wide-open plateau in Thyangboche with its beautiful colorful Buddhist monastery, with time to visit the interior of the monastery where you can witness monks and priest on religious activities with prayer. A scenic spot surrounded by high peaks with views of Everest and magnificent looking Amadablam amidst the forest of rhododendron-magnolia-oaks-juniper-birch and fir tree lines. In the month of October-November great colorful festival takes place called Mani-Rimdu with mask dancers by monks of the monastery. After time at Thyangboche and visiting its interesting monastery catching views of surrounding peaks, where walk leads downhill to Deoboche, within the green forested area and further walk to reach Imjatse River and then cross over a steel bridge, from here end of tree lines as walk leads into windswept dry and arid country to reach at Pangboche for the overnight stop. The last permanent village on route Everest base camp.
Day 07: Day Trek to Ama Dablam Base Camp 4,600 m/15,091 ft.
Morning on a downhill walk for few hours to cross over Imjatse River, after a small bridge where climb leads for an to reach an open and wide area where tree lines fade for few short junipers and dwarf rhododendron bushes, with some Yak herders hut and shades. The walk continues for another few hours with gradual up till Ama Dablam base camp is reached within the large grassy field beneath towering Amadablam peak. After enjoying fabulous views within the serene environment descend towards a river and then climb up to Pangboche for overnight after a great day hike.
Day 08: Trek to Dingboche 4,410 m /14,468 ft – 04 hrs.
From Pangboche heading higher with ups and down to a river, with the last climb of the day for an hour to reach a scenic Imjatse valley at Dingboche facing North Face of Amadablam with views of Island Peak a lovely spot for an overnight stop. Afternoon free to wander around Dingboche located within beautiful Imjatse valley beneath might peaks of Amadablam North Face.
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche 4,940 m /16,208 ft – 05 hrs.
After an enjoyable rest day in Dingboche, the morning walk leads to a short climb on a ridge top, marked with Buddhist prayer flags and monuments facing views of high close peaks, and then on a good gradual path to walk. Our route leads on the winding path above Pheriche valley with views of Cholatse and Taboche peaks as walk comes to a small place at Thugla, where the massive Khumbu glacier melts into a raging river. After crossing a short bridge and climb to Thugla for a possible lunch stop and rest, before heading higher up to Lobuche, having a break and lunch start with a slow climb to a ridge top line with the memorial of unfortunate mountaineers who risk their life climbing high mountains around Khumbu and Everest. From here a good walk with gradual up to reach Lobuche located on the corner of a wide valley beneath peaks of Lobuche East and West.
Day 10: Trek to Gorak-Shep 5,164 m / 16,942 ft after lunch hike to Everest Base Camp 5,364 m /17,598 ft) back to Gorakshep.
Adventure today leads to our goal at Everest base camp, as morning walk follows a flat valley with a slow climb to reach further and then a steep climb to reach a ridge near above Khumbu glacier. As the walk continues over rocky moraines and ice to reach scenic flat areas at Gorak-Shep located at the bottom of Kalapathar and Mt. Pumori on route Everest base camp, at Gorak-Shep with a short break. From Gorakshep heading further east to reach to reach highlight destination at Everest Base Camp with marvelous views of Khumbu Ice-Falls, glaciers looking above peaks of Nuptse, Everest, and Lhotse, in high mountaineering season of April to May this grand spot flooded with tents of expeditions. After an exciting time achieving our target walk back to Gorakshep for an overnight stop before heading downhill back to Lukla with a climb of Kalapathar.
Day 11: Early morning hike to Kala Patthar 5,545 m /18,192 ft and trek to Pheriche 4,137 m / 14,340 ft – 06 hrs.
Early morning before breakfast climb on a top rocky hill above 5,545 m to reach the highest spot of the adventure, where you will be rewarded with a glorious panorama of giant surrounding peaks with close views of Everest and Mt. Pumori. After a great wonderful moment descends back to Gorakshep for breakfast and then carries on trekking down to Pheriche valley for an overnight stop in one of its nice lovely lodge. Pheriche located in a scenic valley close to Dingboche where HRA (Himalayan Rescue Association) stationed near this settlement.
Day 12: Trek to Namche Bazaar – 06 hrs.
From Pheriche, an easy walk on nearly flat ground and then further down to reach at Pangboche village with a great scenic walk on completing our memorable and exciting adventure at Everest base camp and Kalapathar, a slow enjoyable walk from here on without worry of high altitude sickness as route leads losing elevation every hour of walks. From Pangboche reaching with a climb to beautiful Thyangboche and its colorful monastery reaching back into green woodland, from here lovely walks of downs and ups and on the nice scenic trail to Namche Bazaar for last night in Khumbu before Lukla.
Day 13: Trek to Lukla 2,860 m / 9,383 ft – 06 hrs.
Our last final day of the adventure with long day treks to reach Lukla starting with descending to reach a river valley and at Sagarmatha National Park entrance and exit to Monjo village, where walk continues past Phakding with last short climb to reach at last overnight stay in Lukla before flying back to Kathmandu.
Day 14: From Lukla fly to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel.
morning with last breakfast within Khumbu and at Lukla, then transfer to air terminal named after Tenzing and Hillary, first to conquer Mt. Everest in 1953. As per the flight schedule board in a smaller aircraft for sweeping short air journey to reach Kathmandu airport and then transfer back to your respective hotels.
Day 15: Departure Day
Our driver will drop us at Tribhuvan International Airport to Catch the Flight for onward Destination.
Trip Cost: US$ 1960 Per Person.
Extra: Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu: US$ 330 per person for roundtrip per ticket
* All land transfer, arrival, and departure as per the itinerary.
* Hotel accommodation with bed and breakfast on Twin sharing basis as per the itinerary.
* Food during the trek 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) in specified local lodges.
* Tea and coffee (cup) three times daily on trek
* An English speaking experienced & professional trekking guide license holder.
* Porters (1 porter carries the luggage up to 25 kgs of 2 participants during the trek).
* City tours as mentioned in the itinerary with English speaking guide and all land transportation with private car/jeep/van.
* All necessary trekking and climbing related permit including TIMS, National Park Entrance fee, and ACAP Fee.
* Insurance, proper warm clothing, shoes, sunglass, and daily wages for guide and porter.
Cost does not include:-
* Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu
* Personal gears and expenses of personal nature and Personal medical and travel insurance emergency evacuation.
* Hard and any form of soft drinks, tea/coffee(pot size).
* All confectionary and snacks, Charges for desserts including shower and boiled drinking water, Phone calls, Laundry and Alcoholic beverages, etc.
* Any airfare: Domestic International departure taxes and any excess baggage charges.
* Tips and Gratitude for Guides and Porters according to the custom of trekking in Nepal.
|Grade:||moderate to strenuous||Max-Altitude:||17000m|
|Trek Region:||N/A||Starts in/ Ends in:||Lukla/Lukla|
|Trek Duration:||19 days (14 days trek)||Type of trek:||Lodge|
|Best Season:||March to May and September to November|
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