This exciting 14 day treks you right into the heart of the Everest trekking region which is situated in the Eastern part of Nepal. The highlights of this Treks and adventure of a lifetime includes a visit to the world famous Mount Everest Base Camp Treks (5357 m/ 17575 ft) and a hike to the best view point of Mount Everest at Kala Patthar (5545 m/ 18192 ft)!
Day 1. Kathmandu/ trip preparation - 1350m/4,428ft
This is the official start date of the trek. The whole group should be in Kathmandu already and on this day you will meet your guides. They will discuss the whole trek in detail and answer all your questions and give you some tips and advice on what you might still need for the upcoming adventure. There will be time to rest and take in this vibrant city's energy before dinner time in a local restaurant.
Day 2. Flight to Lukla & trek to Phakding (3 to 4hrs walk) - 2652m/8,700ft
After an early morning flight Kathmandu to Lukla (2800m/9.186ft) and the final preparations, the trekking starts. From Lukla you will pass Chaurikharka village and make a descent towards the Dudhkosi Ghat (2530m/8.300ft). The trail follows the bank of the Dudhkosi River until camp at Phakding is reached. Explore Sherpa village and over night at lodge.
Day 3. Trek to Namche (5 to 6 hrs walk) - 3440m/11,284ft
The trail crosses the Dudhkoshi River over a long suspension bridge and then leads you along the river to Hillary's Suspension Bridge (named after Edmund Hillary Sir). The trail takes you further from here all the way to Nance Bazaar.
Edmund Hillary Sir and Tenzing Norgay are recognized as the first two men to reach the summit of Mount Everest. This happened on the 29th of May. 1953.
Day 4. Acclimatization Day - 3,440m/11,284ft
This is the scheduled 'acclimatization' day. You can spend it taking a day hike to Thame, visiting Khunde or relaxing and exploring Namche Bazaar itself. It's the main centre of the Khumbu region and has shops, restaurants, a bakery and a colorful market each Saturday. Overnight stay at lodge in Namche.
Day 5. Trek to Tyangboche (5 to 6 hrs walk) - 3870m/12,694ft
After breakfast in Namche, we start our trek towards Tengboche. The trek has a few ups and downs with magnificent views of the great Himalayas. We enjoy the hike until we stop and relax for lunch. After lunch we start walking through the pine forest for about 2 more hours to reach Tyangboche. Tyangboche is a great place for close up views of Ama-Dablam which has the biggest Buddhist monastery in the Khumbu region. Overnight stay at Tyangboche.
Day 6. Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (5 to 6 hrs walk) - 4100m/13,076ft
After breakfast we descend for half an hour to the riverside through the forest, cross the river and make a gradual walk up hill to reach Pangboche. The rest of the walk will be uphill to Dingboche. Overnight at Dingboche.
Day 7. Trek to Thukla (2 to 3 hrs walk) - 4600m/15,088ft
Today we trek up to Thukla. Thukla is at the bottom of the hill and has good views of Cholaste and Lobuche peak. The rest of the day can be spent exploring the village. We overnight at a mountain Lodge. This is a short walking day and gives you more time to acclimatize.
Day 8. Thukla to Lobuche (3 to 4 hours) - 4930m/16,172ft
After breakfast we continue our trek through the rocky trails all the way up to Lobuche for overnight.
Day 9. Trek to Gorekshep (3 hrs walk)- 5160m/16,929ft & Hike to Everest Base Camp (3-4 hours ) - 5357m/17,575ft
Today we hike slowly for 3 hours up a dry and stony hill to reach Gorekshep. After lunch, we continue our hike to the Everest Base Camp!!! via a rocky and glacial trail. The EBC is the main camp where hikers from all over the world meet and make their final preparations before their attempt on summiting Everest. After celebrating and taking photos we hike back to Gorekshep for our overnight at a lodge.
Day 10. Early hike to Kala Patthar (2-3 hours ) - 5545m/18,192ft & Trek back to Pangboche (6 to 7 hrs walk) - 3860m/12,664ft
We hike up to the Kala Patthar (Black Rock) early in the morning. It takes a couple of hours to walk up to the famous viewing point of Kala Pattar- at sunrise this small peak offers the best views of Mt. Everest, Pumori and Ama Dablam. Later, we hike down to Gorekshep, have breakfast and continue our descent back to Pangboche.
Day 11. Trek to Namche (6 to 7 hrs walk) - 3440m/11,284ft
Today our trail comes all the way down. We cross a suspension bridge and hike up through the forest to reach Tyangboche. From Tyangboche the trail descends all the way to the riverside. We cross the river and take a walk up a big hill (2 hours) and from there it will be a pleasant walk to Namche. Overnight at Namche.
Day 12. Trek back to Lukla (6 to 7 hrs walk) - 2800m/9,184ft
Today the trail steeply descends to the Hillary Suspension Bridge and then continues on an easy natural trail. On arrival in Lukla there will be time to relax, stretch those sore legs and celebrate the completion of your trek. Here your guide will also reconfirm your flight back to Kathmandu. Overnight at lodge in Lukla.
Day 13. Trans Himalayas flight back Lukla to Kathmandu
After an early morning flight back to Kathmandu (1350m/4.428ft), you will head back to your hotel. Today is a well earned rest and relaxing day and to put your feet up and gratefully rediscover all the perks of modern life again. You could also catch up on some last minute shopping or explore the sights you may have missed during your first day. We end our adventure of a lifetime and celebrate our achievements with a dinner at a restaurant in Kathmandu.
Day 14. Final departure from Nepal or the start of your next adventure
Today the journey comes to an end. We will arrange airport transfers for the people who are leaving Nepal. If you would like to spend more time in Nepal, please contact us to learn about some other exciting travel ideas.
- Trekking guide
- Trekking permit
- Nepal Visa fee
- International Air fare
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