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
Trip Cost: USD 1855 per person for an entire trip