A. Itinerary in Detail (16 Days)
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Arrival day / accord warm welcome / pick up from airport / transfer hotel / tour briefing
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu of historical sites of attractions temple, monuments, stupa, UNESCO world heritage sites, etc. and preparation for the trekking
Day 03: Kathmandu – Lukla (40 min flight) – Phakding; 3-4 hours trek
Early morning flight to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft) / trek starts / pass Chaurikharka village / make a descent towards the Dudhkosi Ghat (2,530m/8,300ft) / the trail follows the bank of the Dudhkosi River until Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft) / overnight.
Day 04 : Phakding-Namche Bazaar: 5-6 hours
Trail crosses Dudhkoshi River over a long suspension bridge / then leads you along the river to Hilary’s Suspension Bridge / trail climbs further to Namche Bazaar / overnight
Day 05 : Namche Bazaar: Rest day
Rest day taken for the acclimatization / day hikes / Thame and Khunde possible / overnight
Day 06 : Namche Bazaar- Tyangboche: 6-7 hours
Climb up to the Shyangboche airstrip / just above the airstrip is the Everest View Hotel / a Japanese scheme to build / deluxe hotel with great views of of the Himalayas / trail descends slightly to Dudhkoshi at 3250m / steep ascent toTengboche Gompa / stunning background of Ama Dablam, Mt. Everest and other peaks / overnight
Day 07 : Tengboche-Dingboche: 5-6 hours
slight descent early through lush forest / gradual climb up to the valleys highest year round settlement of Pangboche (3,860m/12,664ft) / continue ascending in the afternoon through alpine meadows and yak herds / eventually reaching Dingboche / overnight
Day 08 : Dingboche: Rest Day
The second rest day is taken for the acclimatization at Dingboche / side-trips planned from Dingboche, or you can rest. The side trip winds up the valley to Chhukung for sensational views / overnight
Day 09 : Dingboche-Lobuche: 5-6 hours
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 the effects of the altitude will be kicking in and you can expect colder nights / overnight
Day 10 : Lobuche – Everest Base Camp – Gorakhshep 7-8 hours
The trail continues climb to Gorak Shep / then to the Everest Base Camp (5,357m/17,575ft) / rocky and glacial trails where climbers gather for summiting Everest/ trek back /overnight Gorak Shep (5,160m/16,929ft).
Day 11 : Gorak Shep-Kalapatthar- Lobuche: 5-6 hours
Early morning hike to Kalapatthar/takes a couple of hours to walk up to the famous viewing point of Kalapatthar (Black Rock) 5,545m/18,192ft; small peak / best views of Mt. Everest, Pumori and Ama Dablam without climbing / return to Lobuje (4930m/12894ft)/overnight at Lobuche
Day 12 : Lobuche-Pangboche: 5-6 hours
The trek retraces halfway back / lunch at Pheriche / up trek ends at Pangboche (3,860m/12,664ft) / on the bank of Imja Khola.
Day 13 : Pangboche- Namche Bazaar: 5-6 hours Trail retraces backc / stopping at Tengboche / during the November-December full moon / colorful Mani Rimdu festival held here / much singing and dancing / overnight in Namche Bazaar (3,400m/11,286ft).
Day 14 : Namche Bazaar- Phakding: 5-6 hours
Today the trail steeply descends to the Hillary Suspension Bridge / continues on an easy natural trail / back to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft)/ relax at leisure
Day 15 : Lukla- Kathmandu
Early morning scenic flight to Kathmandu / pick up / transfer hotel
Day 16 : Departure Day
Transfer to airport / fly to your next destination with beautiful memory back home
(The cost varies with the number of trekkers in the group. Please contact us with the number of trekkers for the exact quote)