Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu, transfer to hotel (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: Dinner)
On your arrival in Kathmandu International Airport, one of our representative will pick up you and escort you to the hotel as well as help you to check-in at hotel. After your refreshment, you will be briefed about the next day trip. In the evening, we, the Hiking Nepal will offer you a welcome dinner introducing Nepalese cuisine and culture.
Day 02: Cultural tour of UNESCO Heritage site (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: Breakfast)
After your delightful breakfast, you will be introduced with guide and takes you to UNESCO Heritages sites of the valley where you will observe living heritage of Medieval Nepal - Witness the biggest Hindu temple of Nepal, Pashupatinath and capture the sacred moments of Hindu death ritual at Aryaghat in Pashupatinath. Walk to the largest Buddhist stupa of the country, Boudhanath which was a major stopover for traders traveling to highland Tibet from India and vice-versa centuries back. Stroll the lively streets of Kathmandu Old Market Asan to Kathmandu Durbar Square and visit the home of The Living Goddess Kumari, Nepalese style of Architecture as well as astonishing wooden carving.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (Altitude: 2840/ 9372 ft. Phakding: 2610 m/8613 ft. Flight: 30 minutes Trek: 3/4 hrs. Meal: BLD)
On a clear bright morning, you will fly over the snowcapped mountains to one of the most electrifying high altitude airports, Lukla at an altitude 2900 m. Your guides and porters will accompany you here for the trek. Hence, the trekking adventure kicks off. Beginning the trek, you will slide down almost 500 meters to Dudh Koshi River. Then, the trek winds along the trial beside the River towards Phakding. Passing several mani-walls and boulders engraved with Buddhist prayers, you will arrive at Phakding where you will spend your first night of your trek.
Day 04: Trek to Namche (Altitude; 3440 m/11352 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
The trek chases the northern trial up the Dudh Kosi valley to Monjo. At Monjo the trek officially enters Sagarmatha National Park where you have to issue Sagarmatha National Park Permit Card. Continuing the trial along the steep uphill climb while savoring the first glimpse of Everest, you will arrive at the hub of Sherpa- Namche Bazaar.
Day 05: Rest day at Namche for acclimatization (Altitude; 3440 m/11352 ft. Meal: BLD)
It is a day to acclimatize you with higher elevation. On this day, you can go for a short hike to Khumjung, a beautiful settlement of Hospitable Sherpas. OR, you can roam around the Namche that offers Internet Cafes, restaurants, ATMs, and colorful markets. Even, you can enjoy the traditional living of mountain dwellers that is getting complimentary by the awe-inspiring surrounding and high altitude flora/fauna.
Day 06: Trek Namche Bazaar to Phortse Tanga (Altitude: 3,680m/ 12145 ft. Trek: 5-6 hours Meal: BLD)
Today, you will climb the Khumjung hill and descend to the east of the village down the broad valley leading to the Dudh Koshi from where the route turns north. Treading to the ridge top that stretches down from Mt. Khumbila, which is manifested by a beautiful “Chorten”, you will begin to explore Mohang. It is the birth place of the reincarnated revered monk of Rongbuk Monastery of Tibet, who has flourish Tibetan Buddhism in Khumbu and neighboring regions. Beyond, Mohang, you will slide down along the series sheer switchbacks on sandy slope to Dush Koshi Riverbed. Phortse Tanga is a small village that lies at the riverside.
Day 07: Trek Phortse Thanga to Machhermo (Altitude: 4,470 m/14750 ft. Trek: 4-5 hrs. Meal: BLD)
Your trek from Phortse Tanga begins with the uphill climb to Machhermo. The trail today penetrates wonderful rhododendron woods and then arrives at Tongba. Beyond Tongba the trek still chases uphill trail and passes beautiful villages- Dhole, Labarma and Luza before arriving at Machhermo.
Day 08: Trek Machhermo to Gokyo (Altitude: 4,800 m/15840 ft. Trek: 4-5 hrs. Meal: BLD)
Today the trek begins with uphill walk to a ridge that caters fantastic view. From the ridge top, the deep valley Kantega down and towering Cho Oyu 8153m above are eye-feasting sights. From the ridge top you tread along the widened valley and cross Phangga- pass, where 40 people during 1995 avalanche lost their lives. Sliding down to the riverbed and then chasing along the steep trail via the terminal moraine of the Ngazumpa Glacier, arrive to a stream. Crossing the stream on a small iron bridge, tread along the leveled trail and arrive to first Lake Longpongo, at 4690 m. Soon you will sight the second lake Taujung Tsho. A short walk from second lake brings to the third lake called Gokyo Tsho. The famous village of Gokyo sits just above the lake with an amazing backdrop of Mt. Cho-Oyu. You will have lunch & post lunch set out to explore Dudh Pokhari. Overnight in Gokyo.
Day 09: Gokyo Valley: Acclimatization Day - Optional Hike to 5th Lake (Altitude: 5000 m/33000 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
This is a day for proper acclimatization before heading towards Cho La Pass. However, it does not means just to sit in teahouse with books & coffee. Today, you can go for a hike to Gokyo Ri- an ideal vantage point to sight extremely the beautiful vistas of Everest and its closest neighbor; fourth lake and fifth lake that caters the demanding views of Cho-Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Makulu.
Day 10: Trek Gokyo to Tragnang (Altitude: 4700 m/15510 ft. Trek: 4/5 hrs. Meal: BLD)
It will be relatively a short hike. You trek across the Ngazumpa Glacier to the mountain on the other side of Gokyo Valley. Then, walking along the ridge of the mountain you will enter into Thagnak.
Day 11: Trek Thagnak to Cho La pass to Dzongla (Altitude: Cho-la pass: 5330 m/17589 ft. Dzongla: 4830 m/15939 ft. Trek: 6/7 hrs. Meal: BLD)
Today will be a long day of your trek and required a bit technical, as you will be crossing the pass. The presence of steep glacial section on the east makes this pass a technically demanding walk. Ice covered rocks make day’s trek tricky with slippery attributes. Beginning the trek, we walk through rocky ravine to the top of the pass, which is marked by fluttering prayer flags and chortens. The pointed Ama Dablam along with Cholatse soars Lobuche East and Baruntse are extremely beautiful vistas from the top. Now traversing across some crevasses we arrive to Dzongla Village.
Day 12: Trek Dzongla to Gorekshep; evening hike to Kalapatthar (Altitude: Kalapatthar: 5550 m/18315 ft. Gorakshep: 5140 m/16960 ft. Trek: 6/7 hrs. Meal: BLD)
Today, you will slide down to a grassy trail savoring the views of Lobuche Peak (6119 m), Awi Peak (5245 m), Arakam Tse (6423 m), Cholatse (6335 m). You can also enjoy the awesome view of Lobuche Peak en-routes. After taking some time resting, starts walking along the ridge over Khumbu Glacier before hiking up to the highland seasonal hamlet of Gorakshep. The same day, after check-in at lodge, begins to hike hike up along the rock strewn trail to Kalapattar 5545m, which is the vantage point for the dramatic close up view of Everest. Retrace back your trek back to lodge at Gorekshep. Once the weather permits, you will set out for the biggest reward of the trek, Everest Base Camp. Here come the most beautiful achievement of a lifetime when you reach over the glacier to Everest Base Camp which nestles right below the sparkling Khumbu Icefall, Everest Base Camp 5357m. Explore and experience the extreme elevation and retrace your path back to Lobuche.
Day 14: Trek to Pangboche (Altitude: 3930 m/12970 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
Now, you will descend down towards Pangboche at the Imja River valley. Here, you can visit Pangboche Monastery that is believed to be the oldest monastery of Khumbu built by Lama Syange Dorjee who has even introduce the concept of Buddhism in the Himalayas during 17th century. You will spend your night at local lodges.
Day 15: Trek to down to Namche (Altitude: 3440 m/11352 ft. Trek: 4/5 hrs. Meal: BLD)
You will just walk ups and downs descending through the hillside beautified with the rhododendron and Juniper crossing the bridge over the Dudh Koshi River towards Tengboche. You can view fascinating mountains like- Ama Dablam (6856 m), Kangtega (6685 m), Thamserku (6608 m), Lhotse (8414 m), Everest (8848 m). Once you reach pine forest, you can see verities of wild animals and birds including mountain goats. At Phunki Tenga, you can explore the water driven prayer wheel. Then, you will reach Namche Bazzar. Overnight at local lodges.
Day 16: Trek down to Lukla (Altitude: 2840/ 9372 ft. Trek: 4/5 hrs. Meal: BLD)
Today will be the final day at Everest. You will follow the Dudh Koshi River down to Lukla. You will cross several wooden suspension bridge and villages including monasteries while reaching Lukla. Once you reach at Lukla, you can plan for evening celebration with guides and porters, even taste local beer (Chang), enjoy party beating legs on Sherpa Dance steps.
Day 17: Fly to Kathmandu (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Flight: 30 minutes Meal: B/D)
You will board a plane back to Kathmandu. Arriving at Kathmandu you will be transferred to your hotel and rest of the day will be your leisure time. You can go for shopping, message, or rest at Hotel. Evening time, we invite you for farewell dinner at authentic restaurant. You can share your experience, feedback us and give us a chance to make your evening a wonderful time. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 18: Departure Day (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: B)
Today is a time to say good bye. After breakfast, taking time you can pack up your baggage. You will be picked up by our driver for your departure transfer to Kathmandu International Airport. Additionally, if you wish to stay more day, you can also extend your trip with some tour or other activities. Please let us know for any further plan. We shall organize it for you.