Arrival in Kathmandu
Arrival in Kathmandu Airport and then transfer
to the Hotel. You will have a nice clean room
with attached bathroom and 24 hrs running hot
Day 02: City Sightseeing
The following morning of arrival you will be
taken on Sightseeing tour of the many holy
temples and interesting surrounding sights of
Kathmandu to show its back ground and history.
Day 03: Kathmandu - Lukla - Phakding
Fly to Lukla and start trekking. The trail
climbs for about an hour after Puiyan to a ridge
at 2800 meters, then up to another ridge,
passing the path to Lukla airport, after which
we climb on to Phakding.
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar
The trail continues north up the Dudh Koshi
valley to Jorsale, where the trail officially
enters the Sagarmatha National Park. We continue
along the trail, cross the Bhote Koshi River and
climb steeply to Namche Bazaar 3500 m.
Day 05: Rest day for acclimatization
We have a rest day in Namche Bazaar to
acclimatize. This town, the hub of Sherpa
society, is the administrative centre of the
Khumbu region and has a police check post (we
must all register there), the headquarters of
the Sagarmatha National Park, a bank, several
shops selling items of every description and a
proliferation of Sherpa inns. We spend the day
relaxing or exploring the town.
Day 06: Namche - Tengboche
An easy and pleasant walk through Khumjung. You
have the best views of Ama Dablam and other
peaks. The trail descends to the Dhudkoshi River
the trail climbs through forests where you can
spot musk deer. Tengboche sits on a saddle at
3870m in a clearing surrounded by dwarf fires
and rhododendrons. Kwangde (6187m,) Tawachhe
(6542m) EVEREST (8848 m) Nuptse (7855m,) Lhotse
(8618m,) Ama Dablam (6856m) Thamserku (6608m)
provide an inspiring panorama of Himalayan
giants. We visit the monastery at Tengboche, the
largest in Khumbu region.
Day 07: Tengboche - Dingboche
The trail descends to Deboche through a forest
of birches, conifers and rhododendrons. We then
cross the bridge and ascend through the forest,
past magnificently carved mani stones to
Pangboche at 3860m. Then the route enters alpine
meadows above the tree line before reaching
Dingboche at 4240m.
Day 08: Dingboche - Lobuche
The trail ascends the broad, gently sloping
valley and climbs steeply into the terminal
moraine of the Khumbu glaciers. It then crosses
the bridge and climbs higher on the moraine to a
row of stone monuments. We then cross the tree
line and reach to Lobuche (4930m.)
Day 09: Lobuche - Kala Patthar - Gorakshep
The trail from Lobuche follows the grassy
ablation valley with great views of Pumori then
crosses a tributary glacier to reach the dry
lakebed of Gorak Shep. We then climb the 5545m
Kala Pattar for incredible views of Everest and
Everest Base Camp. After an hour excursion, we
descend to Gorakshep for the overnight.
Day 10: Gorakshep – EBC - Dingboche (4320m)
We go up to the Everest Base Camp and return
trek to Lobuche and a short descend to Thukla
and an easy flat trail to and a small descend to
Dingboche. This is the highest big settlement in
the Khumbu area of Sherpas.
Day 11: Excursions around Chhukung
There are many interesting excursions possible
using Chhukung as a base each one revealing ever
more spectacular views of the nearby high peaks.
For the more energetic the climb to Chhukung Ri
5546m is very rewarding. With spectacular views
of the south faces of Nuptse and Lhotse and a
great view of Kongma La across the Nuptse
Glacier. An alternative excursion is to
Pareshaya Gyab, the base camp for assaults on
Imja Tse formerly known as Island Peak.
Day 12: Chhukung - Tengboche
From Chhukung we descend the valley of the Imja
Khola, trek to Pangboche through the potatoes
fields, down alpine pastures. The Pangboche
Gompa (monastery) is the oldest in the Khumbu
and once used to boast the skull and hand of a
Yeti, (stolen in 1991).
Leaving Pangboche the route descends past some
magnificently carved mani stones to the Imja
Khola, which we cross via a steel suspension
bridge high above the river at a spot where it
rushes through a narrow cleft. From there we
have a gentle climb to the tiny village of
Deboche past mani walls deep in a rhododendron
forest. From Deboche we have a short steep climb
to Tengboche through a forest of birches
conifers and rhododendrons. A visit to the
monastery is a must. The singular beauty of Ama
Dablam, standing isolated from all other
mountains provides a spectacular backdrop and
reminder of the height of Himalayan peaks.
Day 13: Tengboche - Namche Bazaar
From Tengboche the trail drops sharply down to
the Dudh Koshi River and the village of Phunki,
where we cross the river, and up toward Namche
Bazaar, winding high above the river with views
north towards Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse.
Day 14: Namche to Lukla
We retrace our trek down along the gorge of the
Dudh Koshi to at Lukla to catch our return
flight to Kathmandu.
Day 15: Fly to Kathmandu
Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel
then free time in Kathmandu.
Day 16: Free day in Kathmandu.
Day 17: Transfer to the airport for
Cost & Booking
- All land
and air transfer as per itinerary.
- Arrival and departure transfers.
- Accommodation with attached bathroom in
- While on the trek 3 meals, tea, coffee and
boiled water provided.
- Fully escorted trek with English speaking
guide and necessary porters. And also in need we
provide other language speaking guide for trek.
- Entry permit and National Park Fees.
- Wages, equipment, insurance and other
facilities to trekking staffs.
Departure taxes/Excess baggage charges.
- Bottled beverages, mineral water, dessert,
items of personal nature, delay due to weather,
equipment failure or situation beyond our
- Travel / medical Insurance (this is a
mandatory condition of booking).
- Medical evacuation in case of emergency.