Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel. Hotel Accommodation.
You will arrive at Tribhuvan Airport in Nepal. Our representatives will meet you outside the airport terminal. They will then help you to transfer to your hotel. Our guide will give you all the relevant information about the hotel you will be staying. He will also brief you about your trek and other related information you might need during your stay in Nepal.
Day 02: Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu. Hotel Accommodation.
After a delightful breakfast at your hotel, you will head out for the cultural tour of Kathmandu valley. You will tour various UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. These places include Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar. All of these temples have great cultural as well as religious significance in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive to Jiri (1,900 m / 6232 ft) 6 – 7 hrs bus rides. Tea House Accommodation.
Early in the morning, you will head out for a drive to Jiri. The road trip will take you along some scenic mid hills along the highway. The trail will take you towards Bhote Koshi River Valley. This road connects Nepal to Tibet. Along the way, you will reach a small Bazaar called Lamosangu. It is a quaint little bazaar along the route to Jiri quite close to the Nepal- Tibet border. a distance of around 30 km from the Tibet-Nepal frontier, the route diverts towards the east. As a result, you will leave the Bhote Koshi below. The road then becomes quite steep as and there is an uphill for an hour until you reach Charikot. From there, the road heads downhill to Tama Kosi River. There will be a small pause while crossing the river. Then you will head non-stop all the way to Jiri. Jiri used to be quite a busy town before the construction of the Lukla airport. The place now is way less crowded than it used to be a couple of decades ago. On arrival at Jiri, you will check into the best lodge available. Overnight stay in Jiri.
Day 04: Trek to Shivalaya (1,770 m / 5805 ft) . 4 – 5 hrs. Tea House Accommodation.
This will be the first day of your trek. You will trek past the Jiri Bazaar. The trail past the Jiri Bazaar is an uphill winding path. After trekking in this path for two hours, you will cross the first ridge along the trek. The trek then gives you beautiful glimpses of the landscapes nearby. From the ridge, your trekking trail descends almost all the way down to Shivalaya. As you trek for 2 hours and cross a few farm villages along the way, you will reach your lodge in Shivalaya. Overnight stay in Shivalaya.
Day 05: Trek to Bhandar (Chyangma) (2,195 m/ 7200 ft) 5- 6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.
Your trek will start early this morning. You will head out on a steep climb for an hour and reach a small village. From here, you will trek past several farm villages and forests. After crossing a stream along the way, you will trek uphill. The uphill path is soothing as you hike through cool shades of rhododendron and pine forests. As you walk further, you will reach the Deurali pass, which is located at an altitude of 2,715m. You can see fantastic views of Bhandar down below from Deurali. This place also offers views if your trail as far as the Lamjura pass. From Deurali, the trail is mostly downhill for almost 2 hours to Bhandar. You will come across a beautiful large Stupa at Bhandar. Bhandar is also home to some scattered houses as well as lush green farm fields. Bhandar / Chyangma is a predominantly Sherpa town with a mixture of Tamangs and Newars. Overnight stay in Bhandar
Day 06: Trek to Sete (2,575 m / 8446 ft) . 6 – 7 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.
This day’s walk starts along a downhill trail as you hike through some cool forest shades and steady descents. The descent will take you to the warmer area of Phedi, which is a Chettri village. You will notice a dramatic change in vegetation drastically in the subtropical climate of this valley. You will also cross a stream and hike past a few rice paddy fields. After 3-4 hours of a morning trek, you will reach Kenja village. Kenja village, which has an altitude of 1,634m, is located beneath the ridge of Lamjura and Pikey danda. You can catch a view of Numbur peaks to the north of Kenja. After enjoying some views of the mountains at Kenja, you will carry on a steep uphill walk to Sete village. The trek from Kenja to Sete takes a few hours. The air at Sete is much cooler. That is largely due to the high altitude of Sete. Overnight stay in Sete.
Day 07: Trek to Junbesi (2,675 m / 8774 ft) via Lamjura-la (3,530 m / 11,578 ft) 6 – 7 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.
As you trek further from Sete, you will experience a gradual cooling of the air. You will walk through gorgeous forests that are full of rhododendron, oak and pine trees. Then, you will come to a small settlement of Ghurasey. This beautiful location is placed amidst a lovely forest. Ghaurasey has a few teahouses. From here, the trail is uphill as it takes you up to a ridge. From the ridge, you will walk along a mani-wall which eventually leads you to Lamjura-la pass. Lamjura- La pass is located at an altitude of 3,550m.The trail descends from the Pass as you walk through fir and rhododendron forests. Walking further, you will get to a Sherpa village called Toctoc. The trail then descends all the way to Junbesi. Junbesi is a large Sherpa village. Chorten monastery is the most popular tourist destination here. You can also visit a school built by Sir Edmund Hillary at Junbesi. Overnight stay in Junbesi.
Day 08: Trek to Nunthala (Manidingma) (2,190 m/ 7183 ft) 6 – 7 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.
Today will be a long trek to Nunthala. You will head out for the trek early in the morning. Firstly, you will descend to the river below Chorten. You will then head out on an uphill path to of Solung danda. You can catch the first glimpses from this small hill of Solung. You will also be able to witness some other peaks in the Khumbu region from here. From Solung hill, you will descend the valley of Beni Khola. Beni Khola flows from the Dudh Kund glacier. From the valley of Beni Khola, you will trek for half an hour to Ringmo village. An hour of a steep climb from Ringmo will take you to Trakshindu pass at 3,070m. You will be able to see some spectacular views of mountains like Kusum Kangguru, Thamserku and Kantega from Trakshindu pass. As you trek past the Trakshindu pass, you will come across Takshindu Gompa. A monk from Tengboche Monastery set up Thaksindu Gompa around 1946. Taksindu Gompa is also popular for being the home of the late Babu Chiri Sherpa, who was able to get to the top of Mt Everest on 11 different occasions. He was also the fastest man to speed to the peak of Mt. Everest. He is also the only climber who stayed at the top of Everest for a record of more than 21 hours. From Taksindu Gompa, the trail is mostly downhill. As you trek for 2 hours through cool shades of forests along the way, you will reach Nuntahla. Nunthala, which is also known as Manidingma, is a fairly large hilly village. The village is full of Rai and Sherpa people. Overnight stay in Ghandruk
Day 09: Trek to Bupsa Danda (2,250 m / 7380 ft) 5 – 6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.
Your trail this morning will take you along gentle slopes along terraces farms and forests. If you are lucky, you will also be able to catch glimpses of Langur monkeys. You will hike all the way to the suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi river. After crossing the suspension bridge with the gushing Dudh Koshi river below, you will trek uphill for almost an to reach Jubing at 1,675m. Jubing is a Rai settlement where the weather is fairly warm. The trail continues towards Kharikhola, which is a village that has a lot of Sherpa and Magar inhabitants. You can explore the Mani walls, water wheels, and a town market at Kharikhola. After a small break exploring this town, you will trek to the next ridge. The ridge crosses the tributaries of Kharikhola. From the ridge, you will trek steeply for close to an hour and reach the small settlement of Bupsa. This quaint town is placed beautifully on a ridge. You can catch some astounding views of rolling hills and valleys from Bupsa Danda. Overnight stay in Ghandruk
Day 10: Trek to Surkhe (2,295m / 7527 ft) 5 – 6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.
You can physically feel the air getting much cooler as you head out to Khumbu area from Bupsa Danda. This day’s trek takes you on an uphill that has oak and rhododendron forests. You can also see the plant of Daphne bholua, which is the Nepalese paper plant. You will cross Kharte Danda and reach the Kharte La 3,880m, The journey from Kharte La takes you to a small village of Puiyan, which is located at an altitude of 2,800m. This village is in the middle of a forest. You will walk along a long winding path and cross Sebuk Danda and Chotok La (2,945m). Chotok La gives you views of Lukla town and its airstrip. You can also see the Surkhe village down below. Finally, you will descend nearly 700 meters to reach Surkhe for the overnight stop. Surkhe lies just below Lukla. You can see the towering planes that fly to Lukla from here. Overnight stay in Surkhe
Day 11: Trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,695 ft) 5 – 6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.
The trekking trail from Surkhet route turns to the western side and merges with the main trail from Lukla. As you hike further, you will encounter some winding trails that lead you to the village of Muse. You will also get to Gaikharka after about 2 hours of a gentle hike. From Gaikharka, you will travel uphill to Choplung. You will again be rejoined with the Lukla trail here. As you walk a few gentle uphills and downhills, you will reach Tarhe Khola. You can have a splendid view of Kusum-Kangru (6,369m) from Tarhe Khola. A gentle walk of about an hour from here takes you to Ghat village. From here, Phakding village is merely one hour of walk away. You will spend your night at Phakding village near the bank of the Dudh-Kosi river. Overnight stay in Phakding.
Day 12: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,430 m/11,283 ft) 5 – 6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.
You will head out to the capital of Sherpas- Namche Bazaar- this day. As you start your journey from Phakding, you will cross a suspension bridge over Dudh-Kosi river. You will take a few uphills and downhills and encounter the same river again. You will be blessed with an astounding view of Thermasarkhu (6,608m) as you do so. As you trek further, you will reach the small village of Monjo. 20 minutes of a walk in this village will take you to the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park. Shortly after crossing the entrance, you will make a small descent to Jorsalle village. The trek from Jorsalle takes you to a bridge over Imja Tse river. The trail from this bridge to Namche Bazaar is a winding uphill. From Namche, you can get some magnificent views of various mountains of the Everest region like Kwangde, Kusum kanguru, Mt.Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Taweche peak. Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar
Day 13: Rest Day at Namche Bazaar (3,430 m/11,283 ft) Tea House Accommodation.
This day will be your acclimatization day. This acclimatization will help your body adjust to the lower oxygen levels of the Everest region. There are a few optional activities this day. You can take a short hike uphill to the Sagarmatha National Park Headquarter. The headquarter is a perched wonderfully on top of Namche Bazaar. The spot offers you some of the most beautiful views of the snow-capped peaks and valleys. You can also visit the Sagarmatha National Park museum this day. The museum is full of the various types of information regarding the Himalayas. The museum is also equally rich in information pertaining to the geographical, cultural, mountaineering history of Sagarmatha. In addition, you can also find existing information on flora and fauna of this region during the museum tour. Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar.
Day 14: Trek to Thyangboche (3,87 0m/12,694 ft) 5 – 6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.
This day marks the beginning of your trek with an uphill trek for 20 minutes to the top ridge of Namche Bazaar. Once you get to the top of the ridge, you will walk along a gradual winding path. There will also be a few gentle uphills and downhills. You will also get some magnificent views of the snow-capped mountains like Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thermasharkhu and Kwangde-Ri. You will reach the settlement of Phungitenga (3,250m) as you descend gently. This is a quaint settlement amidst alpine forest that is full of blue pines, rhododendron, magnolia and birch trees. After trekking uphill for two hours from Phungitenta along some winding uphills, you will reach Thyangboche Gomba (Monastery). The monastery has wonderful panoramic views of mountains like Ama Dablam, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Lhotse Shar. You can visit the monastery and observe the monk prayer. The internal harmony of the monastery synchronized perfectly with the peaceful surrounding. Overnight stay in Thyangboche
Day 15: Trek to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft) 5 – 6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.
From Thyangboche, the trekking trail descends through birch, fir, juniper, and rhododendron forests. You will also get some views of Mt Ama Dablam, Mt.Everest, Nuptse and Lhotse on the route. You will cross a small bridge over the narrow gorge of Imja-Tse river. From the bridge, the path slopes upward gently to reach Pangboche village (3,900m). From Pangboche, you will trek to Shomare and have your lunch there. Shomare is a temporary settlement that offers some wonderful close view of Ama-Dablam. After the lunch break, you will resume your trek to the North Eastern side. You will reach a small bridge that leads you to the towering north face of Ama Dablam. A few hours of a gentle uphill trek from here and you will Imja Tse Valley. This valley lies in the base of Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Nuptse and Mt. Lhotse and Island peak or Imja Tse 6,189m. From Imja Tse, you will trek to Dingboche, where you will spend your night. Dingboche is a beautiful Sherpa village in the Chukkung valley. This village has some protective walls that protect the various crops of barley, buckwheat, and potatoes from the cold winds and grazing animals. You can find around 10 teahouses in Dingboche. Overnight stay in Dingboche
Day 16: Rest day for acclimatization (4,360 m/14,300 ft) Tea House Accommodation.
This will be your second acclimatization day in the Everest region. You will take a good rest for a day at Dingboche. You will have the option of hiking up to Nagarjuna Hill this day. The hike to Nagarjuna takes about 4-5 hours. Nagarjuna Hill offers some spectacular views of peaks like Island Peak, Makalu, and other mountains in this range. Overnight stay in Dingboche.
Day 17: Trek to Lobuche (4940 m/16,203 ft) 5 – 6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.
The trekking trail from Lobuche heads gradually uphill on the north up to the prayer ridge. The trail from the ridge looks down at Pheriche village. Along the route, you will also get to see some wonderful views of Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam, Pokalde, Kongma-tse, Mt. Makalu and the great wall of Nuptse. The trail enjoins the route at Pheriche and Dingboche in Thugla. Thugla is a small place with merely 2-3 lodges. One hour of walk through some steep uphill will take you to the ridge Thugla pass. This pass is a good place to relax after the steep climb. You can see beautiful peaks of Mt.Pumori as well as peaks that lie to the west of Mt. Everest from Thugla pass. You can also see the memorials of climbers and adventurers who lost their lives while trying to scale Everest. Another hour’s walk from Thugla Pass and you will reach Lobuche. Lobuche lies hidden from the wind, tucked around the corner. You can find 5-6 lodges in Lobuche. Overnight stay in Lobuche
Day 18: Trek to Gorakshep (5,170 m/16,957ft), . continue to Everest BC (5,364 m/17,594 ft) 6-7 hours, Tea House Accommodation.
This day, you will trek to Everest Base Camp, located at an elevation of 5,357 m. For about an hour of hiking, the trek is gentle. Then, you have to trek along a short climb on the rocky moraine path for a short amount of time. While walking in the moraine, you can see the glacial pond and icebergs of Khumbu glacier. A short downhill from the moraine will land you at Gorak Shep. Gorak Shep is located below Kala Patthar 5,555m and Mt.Pumori 7,145m. There are 3 teahouses in Gorakshep. After a break here at Gorak Shep, you head towards Everest Base Camp. As the air gets thinner, you might find some difficulty to trek. On your way to Everest Base Camp, you will have to trek over rocky dunes, moraine, and streams. Everest Base Camp is full of mountaineers during expedition seasons. After you spend some time at Everest Base Camp, you will track back to Gorak Shep for your overnight stay. Overnight stay in Gorak Shep
Day 19: Hike to Kalapathar (5,545 m/18,187 ft) continue to Pheriche (4371 m / 14,336 ft) 5 – 6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.
You head out early in an early morning hike to Kala Patthar. This one hour hike in the morning will give you excellent sunrise views of Mt.Pumori, Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse and other peaks in the Everest region. After the sunrise views, you will track back to Gorak Shep. After having your breakfast at Gorak Shep, you will hike down to Pheriche. During the afternoons, the trail can be quite windy. You will reach Pheriche in around 4-5 hours. Overnight stay in Kala Patthar
Day 20: Trek to Namche (3,430 m/11,283 ft) approx. 6-7 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.
A short walk from Pheriche will bring you to a bridge. The trek from this bridge is mostly downhill. You might encounter a few gentle uphills and downhill between Pangboche and Thyangboche. Walking along tree-lines and green vegetation for an hour will take you to Thyangboche. After having a short rest at Thyangboche, you will continue your descent to Namche Bazar. Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar
Day 21: Trek to Lukla (2860 m / 9380 ft) 6 – 7 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.
This day marks the end of your trek. Your trek will be mostly downhill from Namche Bazaar to Lukla. The downhill trek mixed with a few short uphills is quite a pleasant walk. At Lukla, you will have your last dinner in the Everest region with fellow Sherpa guides and porters. Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar
Day 22: Fly Lukla – Kathmandu.
You will head out to Kathmandu in the scheduled time. There might be some delays in the flight in case of inclement weather conditions or technical difficulties. The 35 minutes flight to Kathmandu gives you some wonderful views of high mountains. Once you arrive at the terminal, our staff will help you transfer back to the hotel.
Day 23: Transfer to Airport for the International departure
We will transfer you to the international airport for your flight back home. Make sure that you have your confirmed air ticket with you along with other necessary travel documents. Have a wonderful departure from this Himalayan country of Nepal.