Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu 1,350m.
As you arrive at the beautiful land of Nepal, we will pick you up at the international airport. From the airport, we will drop you at the hotel. You can utilize your evening exploring the inner parts of Kathmandu.
Day 2: Fly to Lukla (2,800m) 30 mins and trek to Phakding (2,652m) 3 hrs. Walk.
Maximum Altitude: Phakding(2610 m)
Trekking distance: 6.2 km
Flight duration: 30-35 minutes
On the second day, you will experience an adventurous flight to Lukla. The 30 minutes flight to Lukla will present you with breathtaking views from above. After reaching Lukla, we will start our trek toward Phakding. Passing through beautiful settlements, we will cross the Dudhkoshi through a suspension bridge. It takes about 3 hours to trek from Lukla to Phakding.
Day 3: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m). 5 - 6 hrs walk.
Maximum Altitude: Namche Bazaar(3445 m)
Trekking distance: 7.4 km
Walking duration: 4-6 hours
From Phakding, a 5-6 hours trek will take us to Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is famously known as the gateway to Everest and is a trading hub of Khumbu region. The trail first runs along the banks of Dudhkoshi River. Then, we will pass through pine forests to reach Chumoa and Monjo villages. We will also enter the Sagarmatha National Park on this day.
Day 4: Rest Day at Namche Bazaar .4 - 5hrs walk.
Hike to Khumjung:
Hike Distance: 7.6 km
Time Taken: 4 hours
In order to avoid a big gain in altitude, we will rest at Namche Bazaar on this day. Nevertheless, the day will include the hike to nearby villages (Khunde and Khumjung) and to monasteries. Gaining some elevation and returning back to Namche Bazar will help us best acclimatize to the environment. Namche Bazar also has Sherpa museum, which showcases the history of mountaineering and the Sherpa culture.
Day 5: Trek to Tengboche (3,870m). 5 - 6 hrs walk.
Maximum Altitude: Tengboche(3860 m)
Trekking distance: 9.2 km
Time Taken: 4-5 hours
From Namche Bazar, we will pave our paths towards Tengboche. First few hours include a steady walk, and later, we will descend towards river valley. From the river, we will again walk uphill into the rhododendron forest. A 5-6 hours' of the trek will take us to Tengboche. Tengboche has the largest monastery in the Khumbu region. Throughout the trail, we can enjoy breathtaking views of the Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Lhotse, and Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Kusum Mt. Thamserku and many other peaks.
Day 6: Trek to Dingboche (4,360m). 5 - 6 hrs walk.
Maximum Altitude: Dingboche(4360 m)
Trek distance: 10.8 km
Time Taken: 3.5 hours - 4 hours
The destination for our 6th day in Dingboche. In order to avoid altitude gain, we will walk slowly for about 5-6 hours. As the trail starts from Tengboche, we will descend down to Debuche. Crossing the Imja Khola, we will slowly reach to the village of Pangboche. We can also visit the Pangboche monastery.
Day 7: Acclimatization at Dingboche.
Hike to Chhukung (4750m) :
Hike Distance: 8 km
Time Taken: 3-4 hours
Hike to Nangkartshang Peak(5083m):
Hike Distance: approximately 6 km
Time Taken: 5 hours
As the elevation increases to nearly 4,400 m, we will have a rest day at Dingboche for proper acclimatization. We can use the day to explore Dingboche and other nearby villages of Chhukung and Imja, or we can also hike up to the Nagarjul hill.
Day 8: Trek to Lobuche (4,940m). 4 – 5 hrs walk.
Maximum Altitude: 4930m, Lobuche
Trek Distance: 8.4 km
Time Duration: 4.5 hours to 6 hours
As the elevation increases, the trail will get more challenging. As we head from Dingboche to Lobuche, we will pass Dungla where we will have our lunch. The trail then consists of climbing a steep hill which can be quite tough. The top of the hill has memorials for the dead climbers who lost their lives climbing Mt. Everest. Continuing our walk, we will reach Lobuche, where we will spend our night at.
Day 9: Trek to Gorak Shep (5,170m) - Everest Base Camp (5,364m) and Back Gorak Shep. 7 - 8 hrs walk.
Maximum Altitude: Everest Base Camp (5400 m)
Trekking distance: 15 km
Time Taken: 7-9 hours
On this day, we will reach our destination i.e. Everest Base Camp. The trail from Lobuche to Gorak Shep is quite easy. However, from Gorak Shep, the trail is quite rocky. We will come across the Khumbu Glacier and Khumbu Ice Fall. Finally reaching the Everest Base Camp, we can enjoy the destination and soak in its greatness. We will return back to Gorak Shep for the night. The day includes 7-8 hours of walking.
Day 10: Morning Kalapatthar sunrise and trek down to Pheriche (4,280m). 7 - 8 hrs walk.
Maximum Altitude: Kala Patthar(5545m), Pheriche (4371m)
Trekking distance: 13.5km
Time Taken: 8-9hours
Kala Patthar is a very famous hike among the trekkers. Kala Patthar is a small hill which provides excellent 360o views of the Himalayan range. The views from Kala Patthar is considered to be even beautiful than from the base camp. Witnessing the sunrise from such a spot is the even more magical experience. From Kala Patthar, we will return back to Gorak Shep for breakfast and then pave our way towards Pheriche.
Day 11: Trek down to Pangboche-Tengboche-Namche Bazaar (3,440m). 5 - 6 hrs walk.
Maximum Altitude: Namche
Trekking distance: 19.5km
Time Taken: 8-9hours
The returns are usually easier and faster. Thus, on this day, we will start our journey from Pheriche to reach Namche Bazar. We will cross Pangboche and Tengboche on this day itself. The return will take about 5-6 hours.
Day 12: Trek down to Lukla (2,800m). 6 - 8 hrs. walk.
Maximum Altitude: Lukla
Trekking distance: 19.1 km
Time Taken: 8-9hours
From Namche Bazaar, we will trek down to Lukla. This will take about 6-8 hours of walk. Since this will be the last day of our trek, we can enjoy the nature and the mountains as much as possible.
Day 13: Fly Back to Kathmandu.
On this day, we will make a return flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, enjoying the aerial view of the Khumbu region. Once we are back in Kathmandu, we can rest for some time and then enjoy the evening at Basantapur Durbar Square. We will be hosting a Nepali farewell dinner for you to celebrate the successful trek.
Day 14: Departure to International Airport.
As this will be the day of your departure, we will drop you to the international Airport for a safe flight to your country.