One of our staff, usually your trek guide, awaits your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. After a warm welcome, upon your arrival, we will transfer you to hotel, followed by a welcome dinner in the evening and an informal briefing about the days ahead.
Apart from being the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu is originally a place rich in cultural heritage sites. On this day, we take you on a half-day tour to visit the holy and precious stupas of Boudhanath and the Swoyambunath. Swoyambunath Stupa is also popularly known as the Monkey Temple, due to the fact that its premises are also a home to monkeys. We also utilize some time checking up your gears and assist you do some last minute shopping – if necessary.
Early morning pick up at your hotel then transfer to domestic airport in Kathmandu for a 35 minutes adventurous flight to Lukla. Upon arrival in Lukla, we introduce you to rest of our trek staff, then we begin the trek to Phakding, which is short and pleasant. Gentle walk along the Dudhkoshi river and passing small sherpa settlement of Chuplung, Thado koshi and Ghat before arriving in Phakding.
Our trek, today, begins on the gentle trail that goes through pine jungle, suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi river and pass by Monjo village. We continue our trek and we stop at the Sagarmatha National Park Entry point at Jorsalle. After completing check-post formalities we continue northward and cross over the gushing Dudh Koshi river using the spectacular suspension bridge, the Hillary Bridge. Then we ascend the steep trail all the way up to the Namche Bazaar. Given its fine geographic location Namche Bazaar was popular as the main local
trade market in old days. Today it has developed with modern facilities of a town and is widely known as the sherpa capital of khumbu region.
We stay one more day at Namche for acclimatization. In the morning, we hike steep up theSyangboche (3800m), take tea break at Hotel Everest View while enjoying panaromic view of Everest and then walk down to our lodge in Namche. In the afternoon, just take rest or explore around Namche.
From Namche, as we walk the gently sloped trail along the valley above the Dudh Koshi river and then descend down we are rejuvenated by the beautiful views. After crossing the river and then climbing up through a rhodendron forests we arrive at Tengboche village. We stop here for quick visit to the famous Tengboche Monastery. A little walk further down then we arrive our lodge in Deboche, which is warmer, spacious and have better accommodation.
From Deboche the trail goes northwards through the rhodendron forests with excellent view of Amadablam and arrive at upper Pangboche by lunch time. We will visit the nearby Pangboche Monastery, which is the oldest monastery in the Khumbu region. Afterwards, we continue our trek towards the Imja valley but turn left up the valley that leads to the beautiful settlement of Pheriche.
Pheriche is a better place to stay for an acclimatization day. Apart from having very good lodging facility it offers a fantastic hiking place, the Nagarjun hill. So, in the morning we hike up to the nearby 5000m high Nagarjun, from where we can rejoice the view of Makalu, Lhotse, Island Peak, Pokalde and Amadablam. Also, we have an access to hospital at Pheriche, incase necessary.
After Pheriche we enter the higher elevations, which is above the normal sherpa settlements. We start slow-and-steady walk up to the Dughla and then steeper climb up to Chupki Lhara, which is a memoria sites of the climbers who have lost their life on Everest. Continuing our walk on moraine terrain of the Khumbu Glacier we finally arrive at our lodge in Lobuche.
Around three hours walk from Lobuche we arrive at our lodge in Gorakshep. After a quick tea break and dropping of our luggage we trek all the way up to the Everest Base Camp, 5300m. In the spring, we can witness the expedition camps covering the whole base camp area. We walk back to Gorakshep for overnight stay.
Today’s exciting event starts with an early wake up at Gorakshep then we hike up Kalapathar before the dawn breaks in. Athough its cold we anxiously await the sunrise and as it happens we lay face-to-face with Everest facing us – lit in morning rays of the sun. Afterwards we head back to Gorakshep and continue further down to Pheriche for overnight stay.
From Pheriche we trek on the same trail back to Namche.
The trek back to Lukla is also the same trail as before. Celebrate trip success the evening!
We take a flight back to Kathmandu and you have free time to relax and recover.
Today, we take you on a half-day sightseeing to one of the world heritage sites, either the
Pashupatinath Temple or Patan Durbar Square or Bhaktapur Durbar Square. And you have the
remaining time to do shopping or explore around Thamel.
Depending on your flight timing we transfer you to the Tribuvan International Airport, Kathmandu approximately 2-3 hours before the flight.