A. Itinerary in Detail (14 Days)
Day 01, Oct 18: Arrival in Kathmandu
Arrival and pick up form airport /transfer hotel / Introduction with guides etc /briefing about the trip / overnight hotel
Day 02, Oct 19: Kathmandu – Lukla (40 min flight) – Phakding; 3-4 hour trek (Trekking times only; stops not included)
An early morning flight to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft) / final preparations / trekking starts / Lukla /Chaurikharka village / descent towards the Dudhkosi Ghat (2,530m/8,300ft) / trail follows the bank of the Dudhksi River until Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft) / overnight Phakding
Day 03, Oct 20: Phakding-Namche Bazaar: 5-6 hour trekking
The trail crosses Dudhkoshi River / long suspension bridge / along the river to Hilary’s Suspension Bridge / trail climbs further from here to Namche Bazaar. overnight at Namche bazaar
Day 04, Oct 21: Namche Bazaar: Rest day
Rest day taken for the acclimatization / day hike to Thame / or visit Khunde or relaxing and exploring Namche Bazaar / overnight Namche bazaar
Day 05, Oct 22: Namche Bazaar- Tyangboche: 6-7 hour trekking
Start /climbing to Shyangboche airstrip / Just above the airstrip is the Everest View Hotel,a Japanese scheme to build a deluxe hotel /great mountain views. trail descends slightly to Dudhkoshi 3250m / steep ascent to the famous Tengboche Gompa / stunning background of Ama Dablam, Mt. Everest and other peaks. overnight at Tyangboche.
Day 06, Oct 23: Tengboche-Dingboche: 5-6 hour
Slight descent early today /lush forest / gradual climb up to the valleys highest year round settlement of Pangboche (3,860m/12,664ft). Continue ascending in the afternoon / alpine meadows and yak herds / eventually reaching Dingboche. overnight at Dingboche.
Day 07, Oct 24: Dingboche-Lobuche: 5-6 hour
Today is a climb to Duglha (4,620m/15,158ft) / stunning views of Tawachee and Cholatse (6440m / trail goes up to Khumbu Glacier for an hour then left into the memorial area before reaching the village of Lobuche (4,930m/12,894ft) / By this stage effects of the altitude will be kicking in and you can expect colder nights. overnight at Lobuche
Day 08, Oct 25: Lubuche-Gorakh Shep: 2-4 hour
The trail continues climb to Gorak Shep / takes a couple of hours to walk up to the famous viewing point of Kala Pattar (Black Rock) 5,545m/18,192ft; small peak / best views of Mt. Everest, Pumori and Ama Dablam / without climbing / overnight Gorak Shep (5,160m/16,929ft).
Day 09, Oct 26: Gorak Shep-Everest Base Camp- Lubuche: 6-7 hour
Today finally to the Everest Base Camp (5,357m/17,575ft) / rocky and glacial trails where climbers gather for summiting Everest/ Continue trek / return to Lobuje (4930m/12894ft)overnight at Lobuche
Day 10, Oct 27: Lubuche-Pangboche: 5-6 hour
Retrace halfway back / lunch at Pheriche / trek ends at Pangboche (3,860m/12,664ft) / bank of Imja Khola. overnight at Pangboche
Day 11, Oct 28: Pangboche- Namche Bazaar: 5-6 hour Retrace / same way back / stopping at Tengboche. During the November-December full moon the colorful Mani Rimdu festival is held here with much singing and dancing / overnight at Namche Bazaar (3,400m/11,286ft).
Day 12, Oct 29: Namche Bazaar- Lukla: 5-6 hour
Today the trail steeply descends to the Hillary Suspension Bridge and then continues on an easy natural trail. And finally today the trail will lead you back to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft). On arrival in Lukla you will have time to relax, stretch those sore legs and celebrate the completion of your trek. Overnight at Phakding.
Day 13, Oct 30: Lukla- Kathmandu
Early morning flight to Kathmandu / received from domestic airport / transfer to your hotel / rest of day leisure/ or sightseeing Kathmandu
Day 14, Oct 31: Transfer to airport for flight to onward destination