Day 1: Kathmandu: Arrival Day
Welcome to the country of Mountains, Nepal. Kathmandu is the capital city and the heart of the country. Our representative will be on time to greet you at the airport and drop you off at the hotel. Freshen up; get some rest for the day.
Day 2: Trek Preparation Day
The second day of this trip includes a lot of free time. You can spend whole day strolling around the city, go shopping or plan for a full day sightseeing in the UNESCO listed historical sites like Pashupatinath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, the Buddhist stupas of Swoyambhu and Boudhanath . Our friendly representatives are always ready to guide you to these places before you set off to the mountains next day. We will have a short briefing on the entire trip after you arrive at your hotel room in the evening.
Day 3: Kathmandu- Lukla- Monzo (2,800m/ 9,186ft)
You will be escorted to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport early morning this day to catch a flight to your next destination. After 40 minutes of exciting flight above in the clouds over stunning green fields and white mountains, you will reach Lukla- place from where it all begins.
Kick off a short hike of 4 hrs to Monzo from Lukla where you will stay overnight in a local lodge. In the event that you reach early, do not miss taking a side trip to the monasteries nearby.
Day 4: Monzo- Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/ 11,286 ft)
After an early morning breakfast, we head out to Namche Bazaar. The famous UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sagarmatha National Park is en route to this biggest Sherpa village of Nepal. The trek offers you a chance to encounter some of the world’s rarest wildlife including snow leopard, musk deer, red panda and Himalayan black bear. Get the first glimpse of the majestic Mt. Everest from Namche Bazaar at 3,440 m.
Day 5: Namche Bazaar/ Acclimatization Day
Namche Bazaar being set in the center of the region is best spot for your body to become acclimatized. You can go for short hikes of few kilometers to help you for proper acclimatization. Or you can spend it roaming around the village getting to know more about the Sherpa people and their culture. Visit old monasteries and Sherpa museum. A school founded by late Sir Edmund Hillary is on this very location. Our guides will make sure your day in Namche Bazaar will be fruitful and won’t go idle.
Day 6: Namche Bazaar- Tengboche (3,870m/12,684 ft)
As the dawn breaks, we have our breakfast and begin to continue our expedition early morning. We start our trek towards Tengboche mesmerizing the spectacular views of world’s highest mountains like Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Nuptse and the Mt. Everest. After a long 5-6 hrs of walk through the pine forests, you will reach Tengboche. The biggest monastery of the region is located here which makes it a major point for the trekkers to drop by and pray for their successful Everest Base Camp trek.
Day 7: Tengboche- Dingboche (4,400m/ 14,435ft)
Today’s trek covers 6 hrs of walking through the dense rhododendron and pine forests alongside the raging Imja River. Pangboche on the way is the largest settlement of Sherpas in the region with another oldest monastery. As the day passes by, the trek gradually becomes strenuous with the abrupt change in the landscape until you finally cross Lobuche River and hike the last steep hill. On arrival at Dingboche, you will be treated with amazing views of golden fields of buckwheat and barley. Relax your body and enjoy a delicious meal during your overnight stay in Dingboche.
Day 8: Dingboche- Lobuche (4,900m/ 16,076ft)
Trek from Dingboche will get more challenging with the gradual increase in elevation. There will be a number of steep walks up and down the rough rocky hills till you reach Lobuche. On the way, you will find stupas built on the memory of trekkers who lost their lives on Everest in past years. Lobuche allows you some stunning sights of Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lobuche and Mahalangur Himal. Almost three miles above sea level, Lobuche is colder than all the other previous stops. We ensure your stay at Lobuche will be equally warm and cozy throughout the trek.
Day 9: Lobuche- Gorakshep (5,180m/ 16,994ft) – Everest Base Camp (5,364m/ 17,598ft)-Gorakshep
We start off our final trek to the Everest Base Camp with an easy hike from Lobuche to Gorakshep. On the way to the camp, you will recognize Khumbu Icefall located at the top of Khumbu Glacier on the slopes of Mt. Everest. Upon reaching Gorakshep, you will find yourself surrounded by the white snow-capped mountains. Continuing straight ahead, you will now reach the Everest Base Camp trek where the mountaineers settle their tents and wait for the moment to take another leap to the top of the world. After an hour of exploring the base camp, we move down to Gorakshep and take plenty of rest as we have to wake up early tomorrow.
Day 10: Gorakshep- Kala Patthar (5,545m/ 18,192ft) – Phireche (4,320m/ 14,173 ft)
We move out even early before the dawn breaks to Kala Patthar to get the dramatic glimpse of sun rising from between the mountains. As the sun goes up, you will witness an astonishing view of the Mt. Everest standing gloriously before you. Kala Patthar is believed to be the best spot to check out the amazing views of mountains like Nuptse, Chnagtse and Lhotse. Trek back to Gorakshep for breakfast and downwards to Phireche where you will spend your night in a local lodge.
Day 11: Pheriche- Khumjung (3,790m/ 12,434ft)
Today you will trek down to Khumjung. The trail from Pheriche to Khumjung is believed to be one of the busiest trails. Explore true nature of mountains and the Sherpa people here in this beautiful village. You can find children playing in the streets, smiling at the trekkers and getting them participate on their games. Some children will be seen running the baby yaks on the road. By late afternoon, you will reach Khumjung where you will spend a night.
Day 12: Khumjung- Monjo (2,800m/ 9,186ft)
As you descend down to Monjo, the landscape continues to become greener with forests and fields coming in sight. Monuments and prayer flags are common to be seen throughout the journey. On the way to Monjo, we can stop by a pub in Namche Bazaar where people from across the world leave flags and T-shirts as a toast to their achievements. Monjo can be a great treat to recall your memory of this trip with an awe inspiring view of some of the highest peaks of the world.
Day 13: Monjo- Lukla
After an overnight stay at Monjo the other day, your next station would be Lukla, the final stop. It will only take few hours of easy walk to get to Lukla. Today will be your last night on the mountains. Prepare for the departure next morning while recalling the lifetime experiences you had during your last couple of weeks.
Day 14: Lukla- Kathmandu: Departure Day
Early in the morning, you’ll leave for Kathmandu and in next forty minutes of flight, you will already be transferred to your hotel. Use your remaining hours shopping in Kathmandu. Consider taking souvenirs to remind you of your achievement.