Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu [1,330 m] : A representative from Adventure Treks Nepal will be outside the TribhuwanInternation Airport according to your arrival time. You will be transferred to hotel where we will have a small briefing session about the trip once you have settled in. Please do let us know if you have any question regarding the trek and if you want to do anything different from the planned program. We can help you with all your queries.
Day 02: Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu [1,330 m] - (B): You will have breakfast in the Hotel. After breakfast we will drive to various UNESCO listed world heritage sites of Nepal which are situated inside the Kathmandu Valley. Swyambhunath is the initial heritage site that we will be visiting; a famous and important stupa for Buddhists which is situated at the top of a hill in Kathmandu Valley. The temple is also known as Monkey Temple due to hundreds of monkeys living around the temple area. We then head to the ancient palace of Kathmandu, Kathmandu Durbar Square which consists many historical temples such as temple of the living Goddess Kumari, the Jagannath temple, and the Kasthamandap, a famous three storey building which was built from a wood of a single tree. Later today we will visit the most scared Hindu shrine of the world, Pashupatinath followed by the visit to Bouddhastupa one of the oldest and biggest stupa in Nepal. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 03: Drive to Phaplu and short trek to Takshindo [3,071m] - (B/L/D): On this day we will be starting our trekking. The first part of the day is a drive to Phaplu from Kathmandu followe by a short hike to Takshindo. The drive is filled with beautiful sceneries leaving the busy roads behind. Phaplu is mainly a Sherpa settlement area with many guest houses and an airport as well. While trekking towards takshindo, the trail offers extraordinary landscape. In Takshindo, there is also a cheese factory that manufactures dairy and cheese made from the mountain lifestyles. Overnight in Takshindo. Average Trekking time 02-03 hours.
Day 04: Trek to Kharikhola [2,194 m] - (B/L/D): Before continuing further ahead on our trail we visit the Takshindo Monastery to know more about cultures of people living in this region. After that, we begin to descend alongside the DudhKoshi River followed by an uphill climb through forests, terraces fields and frequently appearing Sherpa villages towards KhariKhola. The journey is also a nice way to learn about the Sherpa Buddhism culture that is so prevelant in the mountains. Overnight in KhariKhola. Average Trekking time 6-7 hours.
Day 05: Trek to Puiyan [2,890 m] - (B/L/D): The day begins with an ascend towards Puiyan. The trail todays passes through many small villages and a forests followed by a narrow canyon before arriving at Puiyan. Small stones houses with colorful Buddhist prayer flags compliment us with extraordinary views while trekking. In the background, snowcapped mountains rise majestically. Sherpa women farming with traditional Sherpa costume is commom while trekking on this region. Overnight in Puiyan. Average Trekking time 5-6 hours.
Day 06: Trek to Phakding [2,692 m] - (B/L/D): Ascending continues on this day as well. Trekking ahead we appear at a ridge at 2,800 meters from where we trek to Surke. The trekking trail is considerably flatter and meanders along the contours of the valley through thick scented mossy forests. You will trek on the trail cut deep into the steep rocky side of the valley where you can come across mule caravans making their way alongside you. The trail finally joins the DudhKoshi river valley and enters the settlement of Phakding. Overnight in Phakding. Average Trekking time 05-06 hours.
Day 07: Trek to NamcheBazzar (3,440m) - (B/L/D): After your breakfast we head to the famous NamcheBazzar walking through the dense Rhododendron and Pine forests and along the terraced fields. We finally enter the Sagarmatha National Park crossing the DudhKoshi River twice on this day. We will see many yaks throughout the trail to Namchhe carrying goods to be transported in different parts of Everest Region. We will always have Nupla (5,885m), KongdeRi (6,093m) and Thamserku (6,808m) in the background rising majestically throughout the day. Overnight stay in Namche Bazzar. Average trekking time is 5 to 6 hours.
Day 08: Acclimatization day, day hike to Shyangboche (3,833m) - (B/L/D): This is a rest day in NamcheBazzar for acclimatization. Due to the thinning air it is important to spend an extra day in NamchheBazzar to become familiar with the climatic condition. During the day you can hike up to the Everest View Hotel in Shyangboche for mesmarizing views of AmaDablam and Mount Everest. Average trekking time is 2 hours.
Day 09: Trek to Thyangboche (3,780m) - (B/L/D): In the beginning of the day we trek over the ridge that offers splendid views of AmaDablam. Everest can be clearly seen on the horizon before we enter the Rhododendron forest and descend on a smooth track. We will cross the raging DudhKoshi River once again and continue our trek to the famous monastery in Thyanboche which is considered a spiritual and culture center of these highlands. The monastery was first built in 1912 but later it was destroyed by fire in 1989. It has been recently re-built with the assistance of Sir Edmund Hillary. There is high possibility of seeing wild animals like Musk Deer, wild Goat and Pheasants in the forest during the trek on this day as this area is a devout Buddhist region. Overnight stay in Thyangboche. Average trekking time is 4 to 5 hours.
Day 10: Trek to Dingboche (4,365m) - (B/L/D): To begin the day we climb uphill to ImjaKhola which then is followed by a easy walk along a wideopen path to a tiny sherpa settlement called Pangboche (3,901m). You will meet many Sherpas who have successfully summitted the Mount Everest and the number is more than the rest of the world combined. We will also visit a ancient monastery where Lama Geishi gives his blessing to ones who attempt to climb the world's tallest mountain. The trek goes on a uphill path through the valley with stunning mountains all around. Overnight stay in Dingboche. Average trekking time is 4 to 5 hours.
Day 11: Rest at Dingboche [4,350 m] side trip around chhukkung Valley - (B/L/D): We will spend an extra day in Dingboche to acclimatize with the altitude. During the day we will hike around Dingboche or go on a side trip around Chhukkung valley. Overnight in Dingboche.
Day 12: Trek to Lobuche at (4,955m) - (B/L/D): After your breakfast we start our day with walking on a drier landscape above the treeline with wonderful mountain views of Cholatse, Lobuche and Pumoriinfront of us. Many Rock Cairns can be seen while passing from Dugla Ridge which are dedicated to the departed soul of those who died attempting to conquer the Everest. We then move in the direction of Khumbu Glacier which is also the longest in Nepal. The night in Lobuche will be comparatively cold as we will be more elevated and exposed to the upper slopes of the valley. Average trekking time is 4 to 5 hours.
Day 13: Trek to GorakShep (5,395m) - (B/L/D): The initial trail of the day is a rocky moraine of the Khumbu glacier heading high towards the settlement of GorakShep. We will stop in Gorakshep for Lunch and proceed to the Everest Base Camp for the 360-degree himalayas views that includes some of the famous mountains like Everest (8,848m), Nuptse (7,745m), Lhotse (8,516m). Overnight stay in GorakShep. Average trekking time is 7 to 8 Hours.
Day 14: Climb Kalapattar, Trek to Pheriche (4,252m) - (B/L/D): On this day we trek upto the famous Everest view point of Kalapattar at an elevation of 5,545m above the sea level. If the weather is in our favour we will be seeing extraordinary view of the black pyramid that is Mount Everest. The view from Kalapattar is beyond the explanation and the Everest almost looks unclimable. After spending some time in Kala Pattar we trek down to Pheriche for overnight stay. Average trekking time is 8 hours.
Day 15: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) - (B/L/D): After successfully trekking upto the Everest Base Camp we unwaveringly descend down to NamchheBazzar. We walk through the villages of Orsho, Shomare, Pangboche and Devoche. We will take a short break in Pangboche visiting the famous Pangboche monastery, the oldest in the region. The view throughout the day is pleasing. Average trekking time is 7 to 8 hours.
Day 16: Trek to Lukla (2,652m) - (B/L/D): We return back to Lukla as we retrace our footsteps along the DudhKoshi River. The beautiful and smooth path through rhododendron and pine forests reaches to Lukla after climbing out of the river valley. We spend our last night in mountains. Average trekking time is 6 hours.
Day 17: Fly Back to Kathmandu - (B): We get on a flight back to Kathmandu after we say final goodbye to our supporting crew members. Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. This day also acts as a buffer day in case of flight cancellation to or from Lukla due to weather condition.
Day 18: Free day in Kathmandu (1,330m) - (B): There are many historical places to visit in Kathmandu Valley which are listed in UNESCO world heritage site such as ancient palaces of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan, Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath, Bouddhanath, etc. You can spend time around the streets in Thamel shopping or chill in a restaurant. We are always ready to offer you some recommendations.
Day 19: Fly back home (1,330m) - (B): You will be dropped to the Tribhuwan International Airport by a representative from Adventure Treks Nepal according to your flight time. Fly back home with lots of beautiful memories.