Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1330 m]: Upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, a representative from Adventure treks Nepal will be waiting outside the airport gate and you will be transferred to the hotel. A short briefing session will be conducted once you have settled down. If you have any questions regarding the trip please do let us know. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley [1330 m] - (B): After your breakfast we will head out to explore the Kathmandu Valley further more. We head to the famous stupa of Swyambhunath situated west of the valley on the top of a hill. The Tibetan name for the site means ‘Sublime Trees’, for the many varieties of trees found on the hill. We then head to observe the magnificent display of arts and crafts around the Kathmandu Durbar Square. This area is infront of the old royal palace of the former Kathmandu Kingdom. The area has many famous attractions like the temple of the living goddess Kumari, the 17th century built Jagath Temple and the Kasthamandap, the three storey building built by woods from a single tree. We then drive towards Pashupatinath Temple, one of the most significant Hindu temples of Lord Shiva in the world, located on the banks of the Bagmati River. After spending some time in Kathmandu we head to the oldest and largest stupa named Bouddhanath. After exploring some the UNESCO listed world heritage sites of Nepal we return back to Hotel. The rest of the day is free. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Jiri [2,370 m] - (B/L/D): After your breakfast in the Hotel we drive to the Initial Point of our trek, Jiri. Jiri is a municipality in Dolakha district in the Janakpur Zone of north-eastern Nepal. The drive passes through some of the oldest Newar settlements of Banepa and Dhulikhel with splendid sweeping view of the eastern Himalayas which includes Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung and Dorje Lakpa. On our way to Jiri we drive over a ridge behind Dolalghat and reach Charikot, capital district of Dolakha. We drive further ahead towards Jiri for our first overnight stay at the Teahouse. Average driving time is 09-10 hours.
Day 04: Jiri to Bhandar [2,190 m] - (B/L/D): After your breakfast we begin our footsteps on the epic Jiri Everest Base Camp trek. The initial stage of the trek is a ascend to the ridge-top at 2,370m followed by a gradual downhill walk to Shivalaya (1,750m). This trail offers extraordinary country side scenery from every ridge top and passes through charming local people. We continue our trek through the beautiful path which passes from Sangbadanda (2,150m), Kosaribas (2,500m) and Bhanjyang pass to finally enter into the village of Bhandar for overnight stay. Average trekking time is 06-07 hours.
Day 05: Bhandar to Sete [2,575 m] - (B/L/D): From Sete the trail descends down to Likhu Khola and we trek across the river at 1,490m and into Kenja (1,570m), along the turning path. We then begin a long uphill walk towards Lamjura hill. The initial stage of the trail is a steep ascend which passes through abandoned stupa at an elevation of 2,575m. The trail finally reaches Sete as we walk alongside the terraced fields with incredicle scenes of the surrounding area for overnight stay where we can experience great hospitality by the local people in the middle of the rhododendron forest. Average trekking time is 06-07 hours.
Day 06: Sete to Lamjura pass [3,530 m] to Junbesi [2,680 m] - (B/L/D): Today's' walk leads to a gradual climb on the good path, passing through few small scattered farm houses and teahouses. After few hours of good walk through the beautiful rhododendron forest, reaching at Lamjura Pass (3,530m), which is the highest point between Jiri and Namche Bazaar. The trail then descends through fir and rhododendron forest and emerges after one and half hrs to Taktor. Traverse on the north side of the valley round a notch before dropping down to the Sherpa village of Junbesi for an overnight stop. Average trekking time is 06-07 hours.
Day 07: Junbesi to Nunthala [2,330 m] - (B/L/D): On this day if weather allows, you will be having the first glimpse of Everest. From Junbesi the trail leads to the village of Phaplu where you will see a domestic airport as well as the district headquarter. We leave Salung and descend down to Ringmo Khola (2,650m) accompanied by a uphill climb to Tak-Shindo Pass. We see an apple orchard at this spot; the Apple House offers apple juice, pie and rakshi (rice spirit). We trek to Trakshindo Pass (3,071m) from where the path is mostly downhill that takes you into the alpine forests of oaks, rhododendron, pines and hemlock trees and heads down a monastery onto Nuntala for overnight stay. Average trekking time is 06-07 hours.
Day 08: Nunthala to Bupsadanda [2,300 m] - (B/L/D): After your breakfast at the Hotel we will continue our trek further ahead walking downhill to the Dudh Koshi River. After we cross the raging river the trail twists through terraced cultivated fields and yards of houses. We then walk downhill towards Chautara followed by a walk through forests and to Jubing (1,667m). From Jubing, the trail meanders to a ascend to the village around a ridge and reaches Bupsadanda for overnight stay via Sikali and Kharikhola. Average trekking time is 06-07 hours.
Day 09: Bupsadanda to Phakding [2,652 m] - (B/L/D): The trekking on this day starts after your breakfast towards Bhumsing (2,300m) and continues uphill through a feeder valley filled with prickly leaned oak and rhododendron forest, where you may see some Langour monkeys as well. We descend down to cross a river and purse to Puiyan (2,796m), a tiny village in the middle of the trail to Surkhe. After Puiyan the trail leads on the long winding trail with few ups and downs just before the long downhill Surkhe, you will see the Lukla airstrip and the Lukla town. From Surkhe, it is an uphill climb over a ridge heading in the direction of Chaurikharka, another scattered village. Before we reach Chaurikharka, we will cross a deep gorge with a high waterfall (2,408m). Chaurikharka has fertile land because of which this place is also the bread basket for the Khumbu area as most of the barley, wheat and green vegetables found in Everest region are harvested here. The trail then reaches Lukla and heads down towards the Dudh Koshi River from where we slowly walk through the pine and rhododendron forests and into the vicinity of Phakding for overnight stay. Average trekking time is 07-08 hours.
Day 10: Trek to Namche Bazaar [3,440 m] - (B/L/D): On this day we begin our trekking from Phakding after your breakfast at the Hotel. We cross the fearsome Dudh Koshi River twice this day before completely entering the Sagarmatha National Park. We trek through beautiful pine and rhododendron forests and heaq uphill to Namchhe Bazzar. During the trek to Namchhe you will find many yaks along the trail transporting goods to various parts of Everest Region. Spectacular Mountain peaks like Nupla (5,885m), Kongde Ri (6,093 m) and Thamserku (6,808m) rise majestically above us throughout most of the day. Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar. Average trekking time is 6 to 7 hours.
Day 11: Acclimatization day, day hike to Shyangboche [3,833 m] - (B/L/D): On this day we stay in Namchhe Bazzar for acclimatization. Due to the decreasing air pressure it is extremely important to spend a day in Namchhe. During the afternoon we will have a short hike up to the Everest View Hotel in shyangboche for extraordinary view of Mount Everest and Ama Dablam. We then return back to Namchhe Bazzar for overnight stay. Average trekking time is 02-03 hours.
Day 12: Trek to Portse Tenga [3,600 m] - (B/L/D): Adapting the changed climatic conditions, we continue further with our trek towards Thyangboche, north-east from Namche Bazaar. We set on a climb on the flanks of the sacred peak of Khumbila (5,761m). We trek for sometime across yak pastures as the trail moderately ascends to Mon La. Just beneath us the horrifying Dudh Koshi River and Imja Khola River confluence. We then reach a stupa wrapped with prayer flags at the top of a ridge at 3,992 meters followed by a steep descend into the forests. Across the valley Tyangboche monastery is framed by Ama Dablam and Kantega. We cross the Dudh Koshi River once again before reaching the settlement at Portse Tenga. Average trekking time is 5 to 6 hours.
Day 13: Trek to Dole [4,000 m] - (B/L/D): After your breakfast we start walking north following the Dudh Koshi towards its source, the splendid Ngozumpa Glacier. The trek to Dole will be less crowd as we will be living the main Everest Base Camp trekking route and head towards the Gokyo. Sections of red birch, fir and dwarf rhododendron forest are interspersed with areas of yak pasture as we gradually gain altitude. We pass satisfying waterfalls and peer at the glacier that flows from Tawache and Cholatse on the other side of the valley. Beyond us, amazing ridges lead to Khumbila Peak and many other unnamed peaks above 6,000 meters. Overnight stay in Dole. Average trekking time is 3 hours.
Day 14: Trek to Machhermo [4,410 m] - (B/L/D): The day begins with a uphill climb on a ridge for wonderful view of the valley named Kengtega and Cho Oyu. We then descend down to a river followed by a steep ascend to the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpz glacier. We will then enter the beautiful village named Machhermo for the overnight stay. Machhermo has less number of buildings which are empty most of the time in a year. People from Khumjung and Khunde own this land which is used to graze yaks during the summer. This is a short trek day and also helps you to acclimatized as we will prepare for the higher altitude ascend to Gokyo Ri (5,483m). During afternoon you can take a walk up the ridge behind Luza for excellent view of Gokyo Valley. Average trekking time is 3-4 hours
Day 15: Trek to Gokyo [4,750 m] - (B/L/D): After your breakfast at the hotel we will follow the trail to Gokyo that goes high above the river and ascends to Gokyo village. We take a short break at Pangka to witness the beauty of Cholatse. We will be above the tree line by the time we reach Pangka and head towards the Ngozumpa Glacier on a rocky trail which offers imposing views of Kantega to the south and Cho Oyu to the north. Each mountain has its individual character and presence, and you can understand why mountain people have such spiritual significance. We unwaveringly ascend down and pass the first of the lakes, Logponga, before reaching an even larger lake named, Taoche lake. In Taoche lake you will see ducks swimming in the freezing water during their migrations to and from Tibet. The trail then parallels the Ngozumpa Glacier and into the Gokyo Village. Average trekking time is 5 to 6 hours.
Day 16: Trek to Gokyo - Ri and back to Gokyo [4,750 m] - (B/L/D): Today we climb up the Gokyo Ri (5,483m) for wonderful panoramic mountain view. From Gokyo Ri, you will witness some of the outstanding views of Gokyo valley, the huge Ngozumpa glacier and an unbelievable sweeping view of the entire Khumbu Himalayas, including the gigantic Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Cho-Oyu and Gychung Kang. We return back to Gokyo for the overnight stay after we spend some time in Gokyo Ri. O/N in Lodge. Average trekking time is 6 to 7 hours.
Day 17: Trek to Thangna [4,700m] - (B/L/D): After your breakfast at the hotel we trek on the same trail till Lonpongo, from where we change our way towards Thangna , a village at the foot of the Cho La Pass. There are great views today of Cho Oyu and Cholatse. Always keep an eye open for Himalayan thar during the trek on this day. Average trekking time is 6 to 7 hours.
Day 18: Trek to Cross Dzongla [4,843 m] via Cho La Pass [5,420 m]- (B/L/D): We will start extremely early in the morning around 4 or 5 am to escape the strong wind at the top of Cho La Pass during the day. Depending on the snow condition it will take around 3 to 4 hours to reach the top of the pass. We will spend some time capturing the natural beauty from the top of the mighty Cho La pass. The views of the peaks are excellent all day and once at the saddle of the pass, the glaciers and immediate peaks seem to hover over us. After successfully passing the Cho La pass we gradually descend down to the village at Dzongla for overnight stay, right beside the north face of Cholatse from where Ama Dablam looks just incredible. Average trekking time is 6 to 7 hours.
Day 19: Trek to Lobuche at [4,955 m] - (B/L/D): After a freezing cold night the morning sun releases the picturesque panorama of dazzling peaks. We begin our trek after your breakfast heading high above the flanks of Awi Peak and carry on towards Cholatse Lake. Behind the Lake, Chola Glacier flows straight from a saddle between the cliffs of Cholatse and Taweche which is a rough and beautiful treat to ones eye. While we trek uphill, Nuptse (7,745m) unfolds before us rising above the Khumbu Glacier. We head further till we join the Everest Base Camp trekking route through Thyangboche. You will see the increase in numbers in trekkers once we join the trail. The successful 1953 British Expedition to Everest thought of this place as a warm and pleasant rest point.The hill above the settlement affords fine sunset views of Nuptse. Overnight at Lobuche. Average trekking time is 6 to 7 hours.
Day 20: Trek to Gorak Shep [5,288 m] Everest Base Camp [5,360 m]- (B/L/D): The day begins with a demanding walk along the Khumbu Glacier to reach Everest Base Camp via GorakShep. We spend some time in Everest Base Camp witnessing the 360-degree mountain views and also the closest view of Everest one can get without any montaineering gear. The view of Khumbu icefall is thrilling. We return back to Gorakshep for overnight stay. This spectacular village is surround by beautiful mountains including Pumori (7,145m), Lingtren (6,697m), Nuptse (7,745m) and of course Everest (8,850m). Average trekking time is 8 to 9 hours.
Day 21: Trek to Kalapattar, Back to Pheriche [4,365 m]- (B/L/D): After your breakfast at the hotel we start the most difficult day of our trek yet the most rewarding one. A tough uphill climb to the famous Kala Patthar, a small peak at an elevation of 5,545 m offers you the most magnificent mountain panorama : Everest, the highest point on the planet at 29,028ft (8,848 m), towers directly ahead and on all sides loom the other giants, Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, Lhotse and countless others. We then descend to Pheriche for overnight stay. Average trekking time is 8-9 hours.
Day 22: Trek to Namche Bazaar [3,440 m] - (B/L/D): The trail today is a descend to Namchhe Bazaar. On our way we will visit the oldest monastery of this region in Pangboche and another important one in Thyangboche. These monasteries hold great value in Sherpa culture. We enter Namche Bazaar via Devoche, Phunki Tenga, Sanasa. In the evening we explore around Namchhe Bazaar. Average trekking time is 6 to 7 hours.
Day 23: Trek to Lukla [2,652 m] - (B/L/D): This will be our last day near the mountain. We will retrace our steps back to Lukla on the same track we used before. We walk through dense forests and terraced wheat and potatoes fields to exit out of the Sagarmatha National Park. We walk up the Dudh Koshi River valley to enter the village of Lukla for our overnight stay. Average trekking time is 6-7 hours.
Day 24: Fly Back to Kathmandu [1330 m] - (B): Saying final goodbye to our supporting crew members who will stay in Lukla, we fly to Kathmandu. 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 any flight cancellation due to bad weather conditions.
Day 25: Free day in Kathmandu [1330 m] - (B): This is a leisure day in Kathmandu. You can visit the shops around Thamel for any last minute shopping. However, there are many other UNESCO world heritage sites like Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square and many other tourists attractions near Kathmandu valley which you can visit. We are always ready to offer you suggestions.
Day 26: Fly back home [1330 m] - (B): A representative from Adventure Treks Nepal will drop you to the airport according to your flight time. Return back home with lots of good memories.