Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m)
You will be welcomed by our airport representative with a great hospitality and then transferred to the hotel. After having checked in the hotel, we will give you short briefing about the trek. By the evening we will take you for welcome dinner to a restaurant with special Nepali cultural dance and after that we will drop you to the hotel and spend overnight.
Day 02: Fly to Lukla (2,840m) and trek to Phakding (2610m) 4/5 hours
We will come to the hotel early in the morning and take you to the domestic airport to fly Lukla. It takes around 35 minutes. You can see unbelievable view of White Mountains and green country side. As we get to Lukla, we will go to a lodge and take small break with a cup of tea and introduce with our other crew (porters). Then we move slowly through the Sherpa village called Chhoplung and Ghat with new hope. We will stop on the way for a while for lunch and then continue our journey to Phakding and stay overnight. It takes about 4 hours to get there from Lukla.
Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) 6/7 hours
After having spent a night at Phakding, we will continue our journey to Namche after breakfast and the entire trails goes through Sherpa village along the Dhudkoshi River. On the way to Namche Bazaar, you can see the breathtaking views of Mt. Thamserku, waterfalls and typical Sherpa villages. We have to cross Dhudkosi River more than 5 times on suspension bridge. Jorsale is the main entrance of Everest region and we have to pay the national park fees here if we haven’t done it at Kathmandu. We will take a short break for lunch at jorsale and then carry on the trip. From the last suspension bridge, the way climbs up and if the weather is clear you can see the Mt. Everest and Lhotse which removes all your physical tiredness and give new energy to climb the steep. After 6/7 hours of walking we get to Namche Bazaar and stay overnight at lodge.
Day 4: Rest day for acclimatization
Namche Bazaar is the capital city of Sherpa people located on the lap of Mt. Everest. Today we have leisure time and to utilize it, we visit to Sherpa Museum and Army Camp from where you can see the clear view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse and Amadablam clearly one hand and on the other hand, you can observe the ecosystem of Everest region which is clung on the wall of National park museum. After that we will return back to the lodge and have lunch and then spend the spare time by exploring around Namche Bazaar and stay overnight.
Day 05: Namche to Khumjung (3,780m) 4/5 hours
From Namche Bazaar the way first gently ascend with breathtaking scenery of the Himalayan kingdom of Sherpa people, Kongde Himal, Thamaserku, Amadablam and much more which makes easier while ascending. If you are lucky, sometimes you can see the blue sheep and Lophophorus (Danfe) the national bird of Nepal on the way to Khumjung. The way goes through small bush and pine tree till Syangboche. Syangboche is the highest airport of the world where we will stop for a cup of tea. Then we will continue our journey to Khumjung. It takes around 4/5ours to get there and spend a night at lodge.
Day 06: Khumjung to Phortse Tanga (3,680m) 4/5 hours
Khumjung is a small Sherpa village where you can visit the very old monastery and the Hillary School. Inside the monastery, you can see the skeleton of Yeti in a small box. This village is called the green valley of Everest region and all the roofs of the houses are in green color. It is one of the late Edmund Hillary’s favourite Sherpa village.From here the way descends around 40 minutes and then again ascends and arrive at a small village called Mong La. It is located on the top of the hill where we will stop for lunch. If the weather is clear, you can see the unbelievable view of Amadablam, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Tawache, Thamserku, the beautiful Khumbu valley and Phortse village. From Mong La, we descend don through pine forest and bamboo bush and arrive at Phortse Tanga.
Day 07: Phortse Tanga to Dole (4,200m) 5/6 hours
Phortse Tanga is located at the bank of the river where only few lodges are available. After breakfast, we trek to Dole. Today the way starts steep through Pine and rhododendron trees with the clear view of Amadablam, Phortse village, Kangteka and the long water fall on your left side while ascending. The water fall is very popular for ice climbing training in the winter. In the winter season the water becomes ice so that every year the people who are interested in mountaineering activities, they come to take basic and advance mountaineering training for a month with popular ice climbing teachers. There are no any lodges between phortse Tanga and Dole. Hence, we go directly to Dole for lunch which takes approximately 4/5 hours and stay overnight at lodge.
Day 08: Dole to Machhermu (4,470m) 5/6 hours
After having spent a wonderful night at the small Sherpa Village, we carry on our journey to Machhermo.The trail is steep in most places as it climbs through scrub junipers to Lhapharma at 4220m. There are many pastures around it. After that the next village is Luza where only few lodges are available. It is located on the elevation of 4360m. From here the trail continues to ascend along the side of the valley, high above the river, crossing sandy spurs to Machhermo at 4410m. If the weather is clear we can see the picturesque view of Tawache, Khumbila and sunset on ridge of the snowcapped mountain. You can visit the high altitude doctor also for information for further trip. But don’t believe blindly in the doctor’s saying. They are here only for their business purpose. Better to take the decision yourself by consulting to your guide.He few lodges are available for staying. Namgyal lodge is the best lodge at this place. We spend a night at lodge.
Day 09: Rest day for acclimatization
You can climb the Machhermo hill for acclimatization and to catch the lovely view of Machhermo Village, Mt. Choyu, Tawache, Thamserku and other view of the Rocky Mountain and Yak pastures. Then come to the same lodge and have lunch and take full rest for the next day.
Day 10: Machhermo to Gokyo (4,790m) 4/5 hours
Machhermo is a small Sherpa Village and from here we continue our trek to Gokyo. Boyond Machhermo the trail ascends a ride for excellent view. From here the trail is pretty easy and flat till Panga Village at 4390m. In November1995 due to heavy snow an entire trekking group was killed by avalanche. The route again descends to the river bank before commencing the ascending on to the terminal morain of the Ngozumpa Glacier. The trail goes through steep and rocky way and gets to a small lake at 4650m, where you can a family of ducks has resided for many years. From here the way becomes almost level as it follows the valley and you will see the second big lake on your left side at 4690 and finally arrives at Gokyo Lake where we spend our night at lodge.
Day 11: Rest day at Gokyo (4,790m)
Gokyo is located on the shores of the third Gokyo Lake on the elevation of 4750m/15,584ft where few lodges are built for staying. It is indeed a wonderful place but it does have its own problem. The toilets are potentially polluting the Lake without visible impact yet. The entire toilet becomes ice due to cold.The views in the Gokyo region is tremendous. The excellent Everest view along with Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Gyachhung Kang, Makalu, Cholatse, Tawachee, Gokyo village and the entire Ngozumpa Glacier from Gokyo Ri is only one of the many reasons for visiting Gokyo. Today after breakfast, you can go to 5th lake with packed Lunch for acclimatization and good view. By the evening you can return back to the lodge. Have dinner and go to bed early to be prepared before the dawn to climb Gokyo Ri.
Day 12: Gokyo Ri (5,360m) and back to Tangnak (4,700m) 7/8 hours
On the next day, we get up early in the morning to head up to Gokyo Ri which takes around 4 hours. On the way to it we you can see the first sunrise on the top of Mt. Everest and Gezukang. Similarly from the top you can take a good picture of Mt. Cho Oyu, Gezukang, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Renjo La pass, Goyo Lake along with the entire Ngozompa Glacier very clearly. After that we will descend down to the Gokyo and have breakfast. After that we start our journey to Tangnak through Ngozompa Glacier. We stay overnight there.
Day 13: Tangnak to Dzongla (4,830m) 8/9 hours
Tangnak is the last village of Chola Pass where only few lodges are available. We come directly for lunch from Gokyo. After having spent a night here, we will get up early in the morning around 3 am and commence our journey to Chola Pass 5330m which is the most complicated pass due to the rocky trail. To start earlier is better for you to cross Chola Pass. Otherwise during the day, the snow melts and sometimes rocks fall from the tall ridge and complicated to cross it.There is no any lodges between Tangnak and Dzongla. Hence, we must take pack lunch on that day from Tangnak. The trail gently climbs up at the beginning then descends and goes through the rocky trail. As you get at the bottom of Chola Pass, the way is steep till to the top and then descends again down to Dzongla. Dzongla is mall place where only two lodges are available. You have to sleep in the dormitory due to lack of the room and overflow of guest where we spend a night.
Day 14: Dzongla to Lobuche (4,910m) 3/4 hours
The entire way from Dzongla to Lobuche is flat and too easy. After breakfast take we will head to Lobuche with the magnificent view of Lobuche Peak, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Pumori Pheriche village and the Khumbu Glacier. After 3 hours of walking we arrive at Lobuche which is a small place and only few lodges are available here. This is the main junction of Everest trek. All the trekkers from Kala Pathar, Kongma La pass and Chola pass meet here. So, if you get on time, you will get room, otherwise, you have to sleep at the dormitory because of overflow of clients. We spend a night here.
Day 15: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,140m) 4 /5 hours
Lobuche is a small place where you can get only few Lodges. From here we continue our journey to Gorekshep which takes minimum 4 hours. We go through rocky trail till Gorekshep. Gorekshep is a mini valley where only few Lodges are built and it is taken the last village of this trek. If you are lucky, you can get room here otherwise you have to sleep in the dining room as well due to over flow of tourists. If you got earlier there, you can visit the Everest Base Camp on the same day and then return back to the same hotel which takes around 4 hours for up and down.However, the sunset view from Kala Patthar is more admirable than the sunrise view, so it is suggested to visit Kala Patthar today during sunset. As the setting sun's rays strike the snowcapped mountains the resulting scenery is indescribable. For those trekkers who wish to continue to Kala Patthar, the guides and Sherpas coordinate in hiking to Kala Patthar for amazing sunset view today rather than waiting until the next day.
Day 16: GorakShep to Kala Patthar (5,550m) and back to Lobuche (4,910m) 7 /8 hours
On the next day, the guide will wake you up early in the morning in order to go to the Kalapathar which takes at least 2 hours. Kalapathar, the main destination of this trek is located on the lap of Mt. Pumori from where you can see the Mt. Mt. Everest, Nupse, Lhotse and the entire Khumbu glacier pretty close. Kala Pathar is the main destination of this trek. So, we will take pictures on the top of it for lifetime memory. After the summit, we descend down to Gorekshep and take breakfast then continue our journey back to Pheruche and stay overnight there.
Day 17: Lobuche to Pangboche (3,930m) 5 /6 hours
As usual we continue our trek to Pangboche after breakfast. The trial descends through thukla and pheriche village with attractive view of Ama Dablam and Khumbu valley. From pheriche we again head down to the Samere village where we stop for lunch and walk about 1 hour and arrive at Pangboche village. It is located at the bottom of Mt. Ama Dablam where you can see very old Buddhist monastery as well. We stay overnight there at lodge.
Day 18: Pangboche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) 6/8 hours
We take our breakfast early in the morning and then commence our journey to Namche Bazaar. We descend down with the excellent view of Mt. Ama Dablam, Pangboche village, Tyangboche Monastery and green pine forest and cross the river. The trail goes through dense jungle of rhododendron and junifers and Diuche village then arrives at Tyangboche. From Tyanboche we can see the view of Khumjung village along with Everest ridge and Ama Dablam. We carry on our journey down to Pungi Tanga, cross the Dhudkoshi River and then climb up to Kyangjuma where we stop for a cup of tea. From here the way is flat and we smoothly head to Namche Bazaar with exciting and spend a night at Namche Bazaar.
Day 19: Namche Bazaar to Phakding 6/7 hours
Namche Bazaar the himalayan trading centre is the most beautiful city of Everest region from where we descend down and cross the Dhudhkosi River then continue our trek to Phakding through Jorsale, Monju, Benkar village along bank of Dhudkoshi River and finally arrive at Phakding. We spend a night there.
Day 20: Phakding to Lukla (2,840m) 4/5 hours
Today is final day of our trek. We directly head to Lukla and celebrate the final day of our trek with our innocent porters and staffs. By the evening we dinner together and distribute tips for them to thank for their hard works during the trek and say good bye. We spend a night at Lukla.
Day 21: Fly to Kathmandu (1,350m) 35 minutes
Today, we fly back to Kathmandu after our long mountain journey. The early morning flight drops us in Kathmandu. We can rest and relax throughout the day at hotel. If we get interested to take some gifts home from Nepal for friends and relatives, we can visit to some nearby shops or venture out in Thamel for typical Nepalese goods. We stay Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 22: Final Departure
We will drop you to the airport for your final departure and say good bye to all of you until your next visit.