Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Our representatives will be there at the Airport to receive and welcome you upon your arrival at the International Airport of Kathmandu. You will then be transferred to the hotel where you will be briefed in short about the itinerary package. The rest of the time, you will be spending at the hotel.
Day 02: Fly to Lukla, Trek to Phakding:
After having breakfast in the morning, you will take 30 minutes of scenic flight from Kathmandu, through the mountains to the Tenzing- Hilary Airport at Lukla. Though the Airport is considered as one of the most dangerous airports in the world, flight to Lukla will be full of adventure and thrill. The real trekking then starts from Lukla when you start hiking from Lukla to the nearby village of Phakding. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Phakding.
Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar:
The trail continues along the Dudh Koshi River before climbing up the way through Himalayan Pine and Deodar Cedar forests to make it to Namche Bazaar, the business and trading hub of Everest Region. Namche used to be and still is a crucial place for trade between the traders of Tibet and Nepal. Items like salt, dried meat and other consumable goods have been sold and bought in Namche over the years. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Namche.
Day 04: Rest day at Namche Bazaar:
The fourth day is set aside for acclimatization in Namche as acclimatizing to the changing altitude and the environmental condition is very important during Everest trekking. A day of acclimatization and rest will prepare your body well for the upcoming challenge in the trekking. Trekking experts suggest to continue having mild walk rather than to stop completing in the name of rest. We will have casual walk through the busy market area of Namche and then talk with the local Sherpa people of Namche. If you feel like exploring more, you can even pay a brief visit to the Khumjung Village which offers one of the best views of Everest and other mountains.
Day 05–Trek to Tengboche:
After a day of acclimatization in Namche, we resume our trek and walk through the trail, enjoying the views of mountain peaks like Thamserku, Kantega and Kusum Kangru. After a gentle descend, the trail then rises uphill before you come across the stone gate built by Lamas that acts as the gateway to Tengboche. Located at 3860m altitude, Tengboche allows the best sunset views of Everest.
Day 06–Trek to Dingboche:
Enjoying the scenic views of Lobuche peak, Ama Dablam, Nuptse and other peaks, we will move forward along several scattered villages lined with chortens and Mani Walls to the village of Pangboche. Entering the Imja Valley, we will lower down the hill to Lobuche River prior to escalating uphill to Dingboche where we will be staying overnight.
Day 07–Rest Day in Dingboche:
The next day you will be acclimatizing to the high altitude and the changing environmental condition. Acclimatization is very important when it comes to high altitude trekking in Nepal. Mild walking is preferred than lying idle during acclimatization. The problem of high altitude sickness is a common problem faced by the trekkers during trekking in the Everest region. Side trip to Chhukung can be arranged which takes 3-4 hours from Dingboche. Enjoying the glaciers and snow shrouded peaks, we will return back to Dingboche.
Day 08- Trek to Lobuche:
Walking along the trail through the Khumbu Khola Valley, we will cross the bridge over the stream to Dugla with views of Thamserku, Nuptse and other mountains. Crossing the boulders from Khumbu Glacier we will move forth Chupki Lhara whence the trail descends through the glacier to Lobuche that allows the exquisite views of Nuptse, Pumori, Khumbutse and several other mountains.
Day 09- Trek to Everest Base Camp and Gorak Shep:
Moving along the rocky path with mesmerizing views of the pool of Khumbu glacier and icebergs, we will cross Thangma Riju and advance through Changri Glacier to Gorak Shep which then eventually leads us to the Everest Base Camp. Later we will walk down the trail back to Gorak Shep where we will be staying in a camp.
Day 10- Trek to Kalapatthar, Return to Lobuche:
This day of trekking will lead us to Kala Patthar which is a popular region in the Everest best known for its sunset and sunrise view, and also the view of the Mount Everest. Kalapatthar gained worldwide popularity after former Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal held a cabinet meeting at Kalapatthar to draw world’s concerns towards the problem of climate change. Indulging in the serene beauty of Everest and several other Mountains, we will make a return trip back to Gorak Shep and then all the way down to Lobuche where we will be staying overnight.
Day 11- Trek to Dzongla:
The next day, we will resume our trek from Lobuche further pursuing down the trail. We will then briefly climb uphill to make our way towards Dzongla where we will enjoy the finest views of Lobuche, Lobuche West, Cholatse, among other mountains.
Day 12- Cross Cho La Pass, Descend to Thagnag Kharka
Moving along the rocky terrain, we will enter the valley before moving down the steep slope and chasing the icy path all the way to Cho La Pass. Lowering down the stone paved path, we will arrive at Phedi prior to heading towards ridge that stretches further to Thagnag Kharka.
Day 13- Trek to Gokyo:
The trail on this day advances forth the path of glacier that opens up to a lake which then further takes us through the easy trail along Dudh Koshi River to Gokyo located adjoining the third lake where we will be staying overnight.
Day 14– Trek to Gokyo Ri, Back to Gokyo:
An early morning walk will lead us to Gokyo Ri located at 5300 meters of altitude above the sea level. From Gokyo Ri, you will be blessed with the magnificent views of four mountains-- Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, Makalu and Lhotse. After enjoying the mountain views, we will then descend back to Gokyo where we will be staying overnight.
Day 15- Cross Renjo La Pass, Trek to Langden in Thame Valley:
Walking past the boulders, we will arrive at Renjo La Pass from where we will enjoy the enthralling views of mountains, Gokyo Valley and glacier prior to lowering down to the secluded northern lands to Langden in Thame Valley where we will be spending night in a wilderness camp.
Day 16- Trek to Thame:
Continuing down from Langden, we will pass through few Sherpa settlements to alluring highland village of Thame. Amusing in the fascinating spectacle of Thamserku, Kantenga and Kusum Kangguru Mountains, time permitting, we will visit its popular Monastery before staying overnight in a camp.
Day 17- Trek to Namche Bazaar:
It is going to be an easy trek this day as the trekking trail progresses through the plain land lowering down to Thamo. Stopping by the Khari Gompa, we will head further towards Namche Bazaar where we will be staying in a hotel.
Day 18- Trek to Lukla:
Seven hours of downhill trek will be enough to take us to Lukla where we will be staying overnight in a hotel as we prepare ourselves to board a flight back to Kathmandu the next day.
Day 19- Flight to Kathmandu:
On the 19th day of the itinerary, you will take the flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla. From the Airport, you will then head towards the hotel. The free time can be utilized by visiting the alleys of Thamel to buy some souvenirs and gifts to your loved ones back home. In the evening, you will then return back to the hotel and spend rest of the time at the hotel.
Day 20: Departure
On the last day of the itinerary, you will be transferred to the International Airport in Kathmandu from where you can take a flight back to your country or to next desired destination.
Costs included during the trip:
Costs excluded during the trip:
- All land transports in private vehicle including airport transfers
- Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu according to the itinerary package of related treks
- Kathmandu sightseeing tour including all entry fees, tour guide and private vehicle
- Full board meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trek
- Best available twin sharing lodge accommodation during the trek
- Seasonal fruits during the trek
- One skilled, professional and friendly guide including his food, accommodation, salary, equipment and accidental insurance
- Costs of food, accommodation, salary, equipment and accidental insurance of porters (One porter will be provided for 2 people during the trek)
- Round Trip flight :Kathmandu- Lukla and Lukla- Kathmandu including departure taxes
- Duffle bag for trekking
- Down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek
- Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
- First aid medical kit
- Sagarmatha National Park permits fee
- TIMS Fee- Trekkers’ Information Management System ( please bring 2passport size photos for permit)
- Government taxes and office service charge
- Meals not included in costs included section
- Travel insurance
- International Airfare
- Optional tours and activities during leisure
- Nepal Entry Visa: One can easily obtain the Nepal entry visa after arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Remember to bring 2 copies of passport size photos.)
- Drinks (hot and cold), snacks and other personal expenses
- Hot shower during the trek
- Personal trekking equipments
- Tips for trekking staffs and driver ( tips though appreciated not mandatory)