Hotel Shanker Lazimpat Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
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Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1

Fly to Lukla (2840m) & trek to Phakding (2652m) - About 3 hrs walking 


This morning you will be transferred from your hotel to Kathmandu airport for domestic flight to Lukla. Flying time to Lukla is approximately 40 minutes. Please note that flight is subject to weather conditions. Due to weather, sometime flight may delay and cancel.

Upon arrival in Lukla, you will be met by our trek guide and porters. From Lukla we descend on a wide trail northwest to the village of Choblung in the Dudh Kosi Valley. The valley radiates energy through beautiful pine and rhododendron forest. The walking is easy and we follow the river's course, passing through the village of Ghat. Our destination is the small village of Phakding where we will spend overnight.

Dinner and overnight at the local lodge (Teahouse)

Meals include: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 2

Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)

Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar-About 6 hrs walking
Walking through a beautiful pine forest, the track leads us along the Dudh Koshi River through many suspension bridges, one of which is the famous Hillary Suspension Bridge. First, we catch wonderful prospect of the glistening Mt. Thamserku (6618 m). Through the settlement of Benkar, Chumoa, Monjo, we come to the check post and entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. We pass through the last village of Jorsale before reaching Namche Bazaar. The trail climbs through the forests and bridges until we reach the confluence of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. After a final steep ascent of about one hour we get first sight fist of at Mt. Everest, peering over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. We stop at Chauatra to admire the view. We still need to walk about 1 hour to reach Namche Bazaar, a gateway to Mt. Everest and main trading centre of this region. We stay overnight in Namche Bazaar

Dinner and overnight at the local lodge (Teahouse)

Meals include: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 3

In Namche Bazaar (3440m)

Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar
Namche Bazaar is a highly important village for the Sherpa people. In the morning we visit the Sherpa Museum and Visitor Centre. This contains an interesting display on Sherpa life and culture, lots of information on the forests, wildlife and plants of the area and an exhibit on the history of climbing in the Khumbu.

The afternoon is free for you to make an excursion up the valley beyond Namche towards the village of Thamo or you can relax in the village. About 4 hours walk round trip.

Dinner and overnight at the local lodge (Teahouse)

Meals include: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 4

Namche to Tengboche (3870m) or Deboche (3750m)

Trek from Namche to Tengboche– About 6 hrs walking 
We ascend out of the village and follow a high, fairly level path above the Dudh Kosi enjoying spectacular mountain views of Everest, Nuptse and Lhotse as we go. We pass the various 'shops' set up by Tibetans selling trinkets and then descend through forest of blue pine to cross the Dudh Kosi again at Phunki (3250m). We make another ascent on a switch-back trail, sometimes made quite dusty by yak trains, to reach the spectacularly sited Thyangboche Monastery(3867m) from where there are brilliant views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse Ama Dablam.andTaboche to the north and northeast, Thamserku and Kantega to the southeast and Kwangde to the southwest.. We stay overnight below the monastery.

Dinner and overnight at the local lodge (Teahouse)

Meals include: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 5

Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m)

Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche–About 5 hrs walking 
We start our trekking with descending through Rhododendron forest to the Imja Khola and we walk exciting bridge on the Imja Khola and walk passing by a long Mani stone wall to enter the village of Pangboche. Our route continues through summer pastures to Dingboche

Dinner and overnight at the local lodge (Teahouse)

Meals include: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 6

At Dingboche (4410m)

Acclimatization day at Dingboche
Today is the remarkable acclimatization day. There are some breathtaking views of the North face of Ama Dablam and the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge as you explore this beautiful valley to Chukung (4730 m) –About 5 hrs walking roundtrip. From where, you can enjoy the panoramic view of Ama Dablam, Makalu, Tawoche, Lhotse, Nuptse, Island peak and others

Dinner and overnight at the local lodge (Teahouse)

Meals include: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 7

Dingboche to Lobuche (4930m)

Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche- About 6 hrs walking 
We are now well above the tree line and our walking today brings us to Dusa from where we descend to a stream at 4580m. Immediately above we reach the teahouse of Dughla and continue to a ridge, which has several memorials to Sherpas killed on expeditions to Everest. Continue along the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier, with views of Kala Pattar and Pumori to reach Lobuche at 4930m.

Dinner and overnight at the local lodge (Teahouse)

Meals include: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 8

Lobuche- Gorakshep (5180m) - Everest Base Camp

Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep and a day trip to Everest Base Camp (5364m) –About 8 hours walking 
A very long, hard day today as we leave very early, following the Khumbu Glacier northwards to Gorakshep (5,180m)- About 3 hrs walk. After a rest and something to eat we trek across the sandy flat at Gorakshep and climb onto the lateral moraine of the Khumbu glacier. The trail ascends the side of the glacier for a couple of hours before finally descending onto the rocky glacial moraine itself. The trail winds up and down through fascinating ice to the area known as Everest Base Camp, where in spring, we might see some of the expedition teams as they prepare to climb the mountain. From the Base Camp we get fantastic close up views of the Khumbu Ice Fall and we can appreciate just how difficult it is to negotiate a route through the huge blocks of ice. Nuptse towers above us and Pumori rears up behind us. After a short photo stop we retrace our steps to Gorakshep for overnight

Dinner and overnight at the local lodge (Teahouse)

Meals include: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 9

Gorakshep-Kala Pattar & trek to Pheriche (4280m)

Early morning trip to Kala Pattar(5545m) and descent to Pheriche from Gorakshep after breakfast – About 8-9 hrs walking 
Today is considered to be the climax of our trip. We start early in the morning to catch the dramatic views from Kala Patthar witnessing the first light of day shining on Mount Everest. However, we need to get prepared for an early morning, dark and cold temperature departure beforehand. Plus there is always the potential for chilly winds which are quite common. Familiar peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse tower to the east even as Everest begins to reveal itself emerging between the west shoulder crest and Nuptse. During the ascent to Kala Patthar we can pause to catch our breath at several outstanding view points to snap pictures. After several hours of an ascent, we reach Kala Patthar. From here we scramble to climb the rocky outcrop near to the summit marked by cairns and prayer flags. As we reach the top, we sit on the Kala Patthar rocks our eyes taking in the unbelievable Himalayan Panorama, wandering from one mighty massif to another. We take as many pictures as we can with our camera and take the in view with our mind's eye to last lifetime.

We return to Gorakshep for breakfast and retrace our steps to Lobuje for lunch and then continue on down the valley to the lower altitude of Pheriche for overnight

(Please note that the walk to Everest Base Camp and the climb of Kala Pattar are both tough. Sometimes we may change the order in which we tackle the walks depending on the group's ability and weather conditions).

Dinner and overnight at the local lodge (Teahouse)

Meals include: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 10

Pheriche –Tengboche (3860m)

Trek from Pheriche to Tengboche- About 5 hrs walking 
After the previous day's tiring ascent to Kala Patthar, today is an easier walk down to the lower altitudes to Orsho and Shomare. If we wish to visit the Gompa in Upper Pangboche we can do so by taking a different trail after Shomare. Otherwise we take the regular trial to reach Pangboche. From Pangboche we retrace our footsteps down to the Imja Khola and up through the forest to Debuche or if interested, we might visit nuns at the Debuche monastery. Finally, we reach Tengboche. If we are trekking during the full moon of November or December, we might get an opportunity to witness the Mani Rimdu festival in the monastery at Tengboche.

Dinner and overnight at the local lodge (Teahouse)

Meals include: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 11

Tengboche to Monjo (2840m)

Trek from Tengboche to Monjo– About 7 hrs walking 
Crossing on yet another suspension bridge, we climb up the opposite side of the valley to reach the contouring path leading back through Namche Bazaar. A steep descent for down Namche Hill leads to the suspension bridge crossing the Dudh Kosi River and the small village of Monjo. Not only is Monjo a quieter place to stay than Namche, it also means our porters have a less strenuous walk back to Lukla tomorrow

Dinner and overnight at the local lodge (Teahouse)

Meals include: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 12

Monjo to Lukla (2840m)

Trek from Monjo to Lukla – About 5-6 hrs walking 
Retracing our steps along the east bank of the Dudh Kosi we make our final ascent down to Lukla, arriving sometime in the middle of the afternoon, affording ample time to relax and enjoy the feeling of a job well done. Lukla itself is a thriving community that is an eclectic mix of Sherpas, trekkers and soldiers and makes for a fascinating place to explore at the end of the trek.

Dinner and overnight at the local lodge (Teahouse)

Meals include: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 13

Lukla to Kathmandu (by flight)

  • Breakfast at the lodge
  • Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu

The rest of the day is free to explore this wonderful city; shopping for souvenirs, trying out the various restaurants in Thamel or simply relaxing.

Meals include: Breakfast


Cost Includes

  • Transfers from Shanker Hotel to Kathmandu Domestic Airport for flight to Lukla
  • Pick up from Kathmandu Domestic Airport to Shanker Hotel
  • AIRFARE
    Airfare Kathmandu/ Lukla/Kathmandu
  • Trekking Portion
    12 nights accommodation at local lodge (Teahouse) during the trek
    All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the entire trek
    Services of an experienced trekking guide and one porter to every two trekkers during the trek
  • TIMS CARD FEE
  • Everest National Park Fee
  • Insurance for trek guide and porters

Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Nepal Visa Fee
  • Personal expenses (Tips, beverage, laundry, telephone call, etc)
  • Travel Insurance/ Emergency Evacuation Cost