Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: Dinner)
On your arrival in Kathmandu International Airport, one of our representative will pick up you and escort you to the hotel as well as help you to check-in at hotel. After your refreshment, you will be briefed about the next day trip. In the evening, we, the Hiking Nepal will offer you a welcome dinner introducing Nepalese cuisine and culture.
Day 02: Cultural tour in Kathmandu (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: Breakfast)
After your delightful breakfast, you will be introduced with guide and takes you to UNESCO Heritages sites of the valley where you will observe living heritage of Medieval Nepal - Witness the biggest Hindu temple of Nepal, Pashupatinath and capture the sacred moments of Hindu death ritual at Aryaghat in Pashupatinath. Stroll the lively streets of Kathmandu Old Market Asan to Kathmandu Durbar Square and visit the home of The Living Goddess Kumari, Nepalese style of Architecture as well as astonishing wooden carving. A short drive from Kathmandu Durbar Square will take you to a hill top stupa called as “Swyambhu” meaning “self -emerge” and belief that the hill emerged impulsively from the great lake that once covered Kathmandu valley.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (Altitude: 2840/ 9372 ft. Phakding: 2610 m/ 8613 ft. Flight: 30 minutes Trek: 3/4 hrs. Meal: BLD)
On a clear bright morning, you will fly over the snowcapped mountains to one of the most electrifying high altitude airports, Lukla at an altitude 2900 m. Your guides and porters will accompany you here for the trek. Hence, the trekking adventure kicks off. Beginning the trek, you will slide down almost 500 meters to Dudh Koshi River. Then, the trek winds along the trial beside the River towards Phakding. Passing several mani-walls and boulders engraved with Buddhist prayers, you will arrive at Phakding where you will spend your first night of your trek.
Day 04: Trek to Namche (Altitude; 3440 m/11352 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
The trek chases the northern trial up the Dudh Kosi valley to Monjo. At Monjo the trek officially enters Sagarmatha National Park where you have to issue Sagarmatha National Park Permit Card. Continuing the trial along the steep uphill climb while savoring the first glimpse of Everest, you will arrive at the hub of Sherpa- Namche Bazaar.
Day 05: Rest day for acclimatization (Altitude; 3440 m/11352 ft. Meal: BLD)
It is a day to acclimatize you with higher elevation. On this day, you can go for a short hike to Khumjung, a beautiful settlement of Hospitable Sherpas. OR, you can roam around the Namche that offers Internet Cafes, restaurants, ATMs, and colorful markets. Even, you can enjoy the traditional living of mountain dwellers that is getting complimentary by the awe-inspiring surrounding and high altitude flora/fauna.
Day 06: Trek to Thame (Altitude: 3800 m/12540 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
Today, you will hike up following the oldet trading routes of Tibet, Nepal and India toward Thame, traditional Sherpa village. You will walk on a slightly slope trail crossing a beautiful village Thamo and visiting Khare Gompa. The trail carries beautiful Gompa, Chortains and even it is the land of famous climbers- Tenzing Norkey (first climber to summit Mt. Everest with Sir Edmund Hillary) Apa Sherpa, who climb Mt. Everest for 21 times. Just entering to the village, you can observe an oldest Gompa of Khumbu valley where the festival Mani Rimdhu is held.
Day 07: Trek to Lumde (Altitude: 4380 m/14455 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
Just after your breakfast, you will headed uphill following the Bhote Koshi River towards Marlung. It will be your stopover for Lunch. The trail displays the snowcapped mountains including Mt. Kapsale (5583 m), Khumbi Yul Lha (5761 m), Phuletate (5597 m), Teningbo (5893 m) and many more. Now onwards, you will rarely saw the Sherpa houses, as settlements of Khumbu valley lasts at Thame. You can see some yak caravans coming down from the Tibet heading to the Lumde where you will stay overnight.
Day 08: Trek to Gokyo via Renjo-la Pass (5360 m) (Altitude: Renjo-la Pass: 5360 m/17685 ft. Gokyo: 4790 m/15805 ft. Trek: 6/7 hrs. Meal: BLD)
It is a day that required you to be more technical, as you are crossing a long route of Renjo-la pass. The trail is smooth and easy just for an hour, then you will need to be very much tricky to climb up the Renjo-la Pass. Your tiresome act will allow you to catch the fascinating views of Everest Himalayan range, Makalu, Tengi Ragi Tau, Rolwaling Range and Gyachung Kang. Your first interesting pass will ends at Gokyo where you will spend you overnight.
Day 09: Gokyo Valley: Acclimatization Day - Optional Hike to 5th Lake: 6-7 hours (Altitude: 5000 m/33000 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
This is a day for proper acclimatization before heading towards Cho La Pass. However, it does not means just to sit in teahouse with books & coffee. Today, you can go for a hike to Gokyo Ri- an ideal vantage point to sight extremely the beautiful vistas of Everest and its closest neighbor; fourth lake and fifth lake that caters the demanding views of Cho-Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Makulu.
Day 10: Trek to Tragnang (Altitude: 4700 m/15510 ft. Trek: 4/5 hrs. Meal: BLD)
It will be relatively a short hike. You trek across the Ngazumpa Glacier to the mountain on the other side of Gokyo Valley. Then, walking along the ridge of the mountain you will enter into Thagnak. The trail is not hard but more adventurous. You should starts your trek earlier than sun get amplified.
Day 11: Trek to Dzongla via Chola Pass (Altitude: Cho-la pass: 5330 m/17589 ft. Dzongla: 4830 m/15939 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
Today will be a long day of your trek and required a bit technical, as you will be crossing another adventurous Chola- pass. The presence of steep glacial section on the east makes this pass a technically demanding walk. Ice covered rocks make day’s trek tricky with slippery attributes. Beginning the trek, you will walk through rocky ravine to the top of the pass, which is marked by fluttering prayer flags and chortens. The pointed Ama Dablam along with Cholatse soars Lobuche East and Baruntse are extremely beautiful vistas from the top. Now traversing across some crevasses we arrive to Dzongla Village.
Day 12: Trek to Gorakshep, hike to Kalapatthar (Altitude: Kalapatthar: 5550 m/18315 ft. Gorakshep: 5140 m/16960 ft. Trek: 6/7 hrs. Meal: BLD)
Today the trek lasts for maximum 6 hours. First, you will hike up to Lobuche & then will walk along the ridge over Khumbu Glacier before hiking up to the highland seasonal hamlet Gorakshep. The same day, you will hike up along the rock strewn trail to Kalapattar 5545m, which is the vantage point for the dramatic close up view of Everest. The sunset view from Kalapatthar is mind-blowing. Overnight stay will be at Gorekshep’s local lodge.
Day 13: Trek to Everest Base Camp, trek back to Lobuche (Altitude: EBC: 5357m/17678 ft. Lobuche: 4910 m/16203 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
Once the weather permits, you will set out for dramatic walk toward Everest Base Camp. Here come the most beautiful achievement of a lifetime when you reach over the glacier to Everest Base Camp which nestles right below the sparkling Khumbu Icefall, Everest Base Camp 5357m. Explore and experience the extreme elevation and retrace your path back to Lobuche.
Day 14: Trek to Chhukung via Kongma-la pass (Altitude: Kongma-la: 5535 m/18265 ft. Chhukung: 4750 m/15675 ft. Trek: 6/7 hrs. Meal: BLD)
Last but not the least, another interesting and adventurous pass is awaiting for you and it is the highest pass of this trip. You will starts walking just after breakfast following Khumbu glacier towards east. The trail would be long without any tea shop and water sources, hence, you should carry water bottle and some snacks. On the trail, you can catch the best view of Mt. Kongma Tse (5820 m), Mt. Pokalde (5806 m), Mt. Lhotse (8516 m), Mt. Lhotse Shar (8383 m), Mt. Makalu (8463 m), Mt. Baruntse (7220 m) and Mt. Ama Dablam. You will continue to walk up till you reach at Kongma-la top that is decorated with the cairns and Buddhist flag, then you will step down towards Chukkung where you will stay overnight.
Day 15: Trek to Tengboche (Altitude: 3860 m/12738 ft. Trek: 3/4 hrs. Meal: BLD)
After crossing high passes and enjoying Imja valley, you will move your journey to the monastery land Tengboche. It will be your short walk and explore the largest monastery of Khumbu from where the Everest Expedition teams receives blessings. The most interesting festival “The Manirimdhu” is held here with great devotion during the month of October/November. From here, you can click a fabulous view of Mt. Ama Dablam and surrounding. Spend overnight at lodge.
Day 16: Trek to Namche (Altitude; 3440 m/11352 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
It will be the steep down following the River, crossing bridge and enjoying the route decorated with birch and rhododendron forest. Your sight will even keep on catching few Himalayan giants including Everest, Kwangde, Tawache, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Kantega and Thamserkhu. Overnight will be refreshing at Namche.
Day 17: Trek to Lukla (Altitude: 2840/ 9372 ft. Trek: 4/5 hrs. Meal: BLD)
Today is the final day of the trip. You will walk following Dudh Koshi River down to Lukla. You will have a celebration with the involvement of the Guide, Sherpa and Porters as well. They will serves some local’s beer called “CHANG” and enjoy party learning some dance step from traditional Sherpas.
Day 18: Fly to Kathmandu (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Flight: 30 minutes Meal: B/D)
You will board a plane back to Kathmandu. Arriving at Kathmandu you will be transferred to your hotel and rest of the day will be your leisure time. You can go for shopping, message, or rest at Hotel. Evening time, we invite you for farewell dinner at authentic restaurant. You can share your experience, feedback us and give us a chance to make your evening a wonderful time. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 19 Departure (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: B)
Now, it’s a time to say good bye and take you to International Airport for your final departure after your holiday trip in Nepal. Our driver will take you to the airport as per scheduled flight time. If you have further plan to stay and wants some additional activities, please let us know. We shall try to serve you better.