Upon arrival you will be met by our representative and transfer to hotel
Day 2: Kathmandu City Tour.
Today after breakfast we start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites including the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambhunath) and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath) which is one of the largest stupas in the world. At noon, there will be a pre-trip discussion where we can meet our trek leader and other team members.
Day 3: Flight form Kathmandu to Lukla.
We leave for Lukla on an early morning flight. It will be an adventurous ride as the Tenzing / Hillary airport is a steep airstrip that is actually hanging off the side of a mountain. After reaching Lukla, we meet the rest of our trekking staff and begin trekking to Phakding.
Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar.
Our trail moves forward alongside the Dudh Koshi River. During the trek we cross several suspension bridges and pass several villages, monasteries and chortens. We can enjoy a good view of Mt. Thamserku from Benkar village. Our trekking permits will be checked at Monjo as we enter the Sagarmatha National Park. A descent and a gradual walk brings us to Jorsale, the last village until Namche Bazaar. The walk is enjoyable through a river bed and we reach the Hillary Suspension Bridge. As we climb up towards Namche Bazaar, the magnificent sights of Kwangde Peak, Kusum peak, Kangaru peak, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Tawache, and many other fabulous mountains greet us. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
Day 5: Namche Bazaar: acclimatization.
Acclimatization is important for us to adjust to the gradual change in environment. It will also help us to prevent catching Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Today we hike to Khumjung villages, enjoy the Himalayan vista from Syangboche or tour the quaint streets of Namche Bazaar. We can also visit the Tourist Visitor Center where we can see a variety of things related to the first Everest ascenders and Sherpa culture. This visit will also get us acquainted with various plant and animal life of the Everest region. In Khumjung we can even visit a monastery that houses a yeti scalp! We also climb up to the airstrip above Syangboche and enjoy incredible views of Kongde, Thamserku and Khumbila mountains. We walk back to Namche Bazaar to spend the night.
Day 6: Trek to Tyangboche.
Trek from Namche Bazzar to Tyangboche. The day begins with a 30 - 45 minutes climb up to Kyangjuma and descend back to the Dudh Koshi (3,550 meter) before ascending to Tyangboche (3,870 meter). The views of Mt. Everest (8,848 meter), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 meter), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 meter), Mt. Khangtega (6,782 meter), Mt. Thamserku (6,623 meter), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 meter), Taboche Peak (6,542 meter) are unforgettable and the valley are mind-blowing.
Tyangboche is a charming spot built around the main Tibetan monastery in the region where you can enter and listen to the monks chanting their mantras.
Day 7: Trek to Dingboche
Our journey will pass through wooden forests and along the Imja Khola valley. The views will become more impressive as the high Himalaya begin to surround you. You will hike to Pangboche (3,985 meter), an interesting Gompa site above the main village. This is the oldest monastery in the region and apparently dates from the introduction of Buddhism to the Khumbu Region. Then we will climb up to Dingboche (4,410 meter), where will stay for the night.
The views of Mt. Amadablam and Island Peak are breathtaking. Island peak is one of the most famous climbing peaks in Nepal.
Day 8: Acclimatization day at Dingboche.
Today, we will have another day of acclimatization. You will head to another beautiful part of the Khumbu region, Chhukung (4,750 meter) or the hike to Nangkartshang Peak (5,083 meter) This acclimatization hike offers you magnificent views of Mt. Lhotse (8,516 meter), Mt. Makalu (8,463 meter), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 meter), Island Peak (6,160 meter), Peak 38 (7,590 meter), Taboche Peak (6,542 meter), Cholatse Peak (6,440 meter) and other Himalayan peaks.
Day 9: Trek to Lobuche.
The valley now becomes barren of vegetation as you walk up towards Lobuche (4,940 meter), but your attention will be firmly on the snow-capped peaks, which soar above you. You are now in mountain land.
The path joins the trail below Dughla or Thugla (4,620 meter) and gives beautiful views of Cholatse Peak (6,440 meter) across the valley. The path becomes more rocky in some places and it is important to watch your step.
After another steep ascent, Taboche Peak (6,542 meter), Cholatse Peak (6,440 meter), Lobuche Peak (6,119 meter) and Mt. Nuptse (7,861 meter) are particularly spectacular form Lobuche, towering almost 2 kilometers directly overhead.
Day 10: Trek to Everest Base Camp.
Today, the walk towards Everest along the Khumbu Glacier. You will reach the small village of Gorakhshep (5,164 meter), where you will be able to have lunch. You are now at the last settlement before Everest Base Camp.
After having your lunch the trail will lead you to the Mt. Everest base camp at an altitude of 5,364 meter. Everest base camp gives you an unforgettable view of Mt. Pumori (7,161 meter), Khubutse Peak (6,636 meter), Tibetan Peak Changtse (7,543 meter), Lingtren Peak (6,749 meter) and the Khumbu Ice Fall (5,486 meter), the head of Khumbu glacier and the foot of western Cwm.
Day 10: Climb Kalapatthar.
Early in the morning we will ascend up to Kala Patthar also known as the 'Black Rock, a best view point on a planet. By walking up early in the morning you greatly increase your chance of getting fantastic view of Everest - which is often under clouds in the afternoon, but also often visible in the mornings.
At the top of Kala Patthar you will see a 360-degree view of some of the highest peaks in the world including Mt. Everest (8,848 meter), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 meter), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 meter), Mt. Pumori (7,161 meter), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 meter), Khumbutse Peak (6,636 meter), the Tibetan Peak Changtse (7,543 meter), Lingtren Peak (6,749 meter), Cholatse Peak (6,440 meter), Taboche Peak (6,542 meter), Mt. Khangtega (6,782 meter), Mt. Thamserku (6,623 meter), countless other smaller peaks, Khumbu Ice Fall and massive Khumbu glacier.
Reaching Kala Patthar also marks the turn around point of our trek. We will therefore again start to descend, returning to Pheriche via Lobuche.
Day 11: Trek to Dingboche
After breakfast start our trek to Dingboche for the night.
Day 12: Trek to Namche Bazar
From Dingboche wedrop down again to follow the river and climb up through birch and rhododendronforest back to Tengboche. From Tengboche wedescend overthe Dudh Koshi before making our way back to Namche.
Our final day's trekking follows the Dudh Koshi back down toLukla. This last evening in the mountains is the idealopportunity for a farewell party with the Sherpa guides andporters, where you can sample some chang, trySherpa dancingand look back on a memorable trekking experience.
Day 14: Fly to Kathmandu
After an early breakfast, we will head to the airstrip for our return journey to Kathmandu. Later, you have free time to explore. You stay overnight in a hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 15: Free day in Kathmandu
A free day in Kathmandu to explore the city at your leisure. The Buddhist stupa of Boudhanath, the Monkey Temple at Swayambhunath and the Hindu temple of Pashupatinath are just some of the religious highlightsof thisfascinating city.
Day 16: Deprt Katmandu
We will transfer you to Kathmandu Airport for your departing flight.