Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu [1,330 m]: Upon your arrival, a representative from Adventure Treks Nepal will be waiting outside the airport gates to take you to the hotel. Depending on time of arrival, plans will be made for a briefing meeting once you have settled in. Please let us know if there is anything special you would like to do while in Kathmandu and we can help you arrange that.
Day 02: Cultural Tour in Kathmandu [1,330 m] - (B): After breakfast in the Hotel we have a sightseeing tour around Kathmandu vally which takes in the key attractions in and around Kathmandu. Including AM: Visit 2000 years old Buddhist shrine Swyambhunath, situated on the top of the hill west of the city the most popular and instantly recognizable symbols of Nepal. The temple is colloquially known as the “Monkey Temple”. There are many small buildings and shrines down the hillside behind Swayambhunath. Explore the colorful Kathmandu Durbar Square - The Old Royal Palace of Kathmandu, Temple of living goddess Kumari, the Jagannath temple, and 17th century temple known for colorfully painted erotic carvings, Kasthmandap temple a three story temple built from a single tree in 12th century.
PM: Visit Pashupatinath temple one of the most sacred Hindu shrine in the World. The holy river Bagmati and the burning Ghats and also visit one of the oldest and biggest stupa of Boudhanath. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 03: Fly to Phaplu [2,600 m] - (B,L,D): The sights from the plane are amazing, providing dramatic views of terraced hills and the distant Himalayan giants. After landing in the village of Phaplu, we meet the rest of our staff and porters. The Phaplu is small airstrip in Solukhumbu. You then trek over a gentle ascending path all the way to Takshindo Gompa.
Day 04: Trek to Ringmo [2,800 m] - (B,L,D): The Trekking trail follows Chiwang and Phera through a pine tree and rhododendron forest alive with birds. It’s an easy descent through pines to a large suspension bridge over the Dudh Khola at 2510m. From the river the trail snakes up through meadows to Ringmo; a Sherpa village dotted with apple, peach and apricot orchards. Today have some leisurely stroll in the village and spend your night. Average trekking time is 4 to 5 hours.
Day 05: Trek to Kharikhola [2,010 m] - (B,L,D): Above Ringmo, the trail climbs steeply through pine and rhododendron forest to a long mani wall of Pangoma; a remote lake set at 4500m beneath the wall. The trail crosses a picturesque stream on a suspension bridge and then dissolves into a clutter of loose rocks as it reaches Nunthala. From here the descent continues Dudh Koshi (Milk River), the largest river on the trek. The trail turn through fields of barley, wheat and maize to the sprawling Rai village of Jubing(1680m). Terraced fields and forest path took us a slow climb around a ridge to the village of Khari Khola. Average trekking time is 7 to 8 hours.
Day 06: Trek to Puiyan [2,770 m] - (B,L,D): The Kharikhola is crossed by a drooping suspension bridge at 1930m. The path makes a steep climb to Bupsa (2360m), set among cascading wheat and maize terraces below a dense oak forest. The path ascends through Sherpa villages and a forest inhabited by monkeys, and then winds steeply up and down through the Dudh Koshi canyon to Puiyan. Spend your night in any of the lodge. Average trekking time is 6 to 7 hours.
Day 07: Trek to Phakding [2,652 m] - (B,L,D): The trail climbs for about an hour after Puiyan to a ridge at 2800m. Then up to another ridge. Passing through Lukla Airport follow a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River. Along the way you will have a view of Mt Nupla (5885m), Kusum Kangaru (6367m) and the Mount Kwongde Range. We then take an easy walk for about two hours to Phakding village for the overnight stop and rest of the time stroll around the village for local knowledge. Average trekking time is 6 to 7 hours.
Day 08: Trek to Namche Bazaar [3,440 m] - (B/L/D): After breakfast we continue to trek entering into the dense Rhododendron and Pine forests while we cross the thundering Dudh Koshi River again. We are now inside the Sagarmatha National Park properly. While we trek to Namchhe Bazzar you will see many yaks transporting the goods to be traded along the trail. 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. Average trekking time is 5 to 6 hours.
Day 09: Acclimatization day at Namche [3,440 m], day hike to Shyangboche [3,833 m] - (B/L/D): This is a rest day in Namche Bazzar for acclimatization. Due to the thinning air it is important to spend an extra day in Namchhe Bazzar to become familiar with the climatic condition. During the day you can hike up to the Everest View Hotel in Shyangboche for mesmerizing views of Ama Dablam and Mount Everest.. Average trekking time is 3-4 hours.
Day 10: Trek to Lukla [2,652 m] - (B/L/D): We retrace our steps along the river Dudh Koshi. It is a beautiful and easy walk through pine and rhododendron forest with a view of Kusum Kanguru and other splendid mountains behind us before a gradual climb out of the river valley to the trek starting point Lukla to savor our final mountain sunset of the trek as we complete this exhilarating journey. Average trekking time is 6-7 hours.
Day 11: Fly Back to Kathmandu [1,330 m] - (B): Early morning we once again board our flight through the Himalayan mountain range back to Kathmandu. On arrival, we are transferred to our hotel. The remainder of the day is free. This day also acts as a buffer day in case our flight to or from Lukla is cancelled for weather reasons.
Day 12 & 13: Free day in Kathmandu [1,330 m] - (B): There are plenty of interesting sites to visit in the Kathmandu valley like the Old Palaces at Patan, Bhaktapur, Durbar square, Swayambhunath (the monkey temple or you may wonder down town Thamel to shop for souvenirs and sample the various restaurants of Kathmandu. We are happy to offer you some recommendations.
Day 14: Fly back home - (B): We will transfer you to the airport and assist with check-in procedures.
Note: If the above itinerary does not meet your needs, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.