Day 1: Arrival in Ktm Airport , transfer to Hotel. (1400 Mtr/4592 Ft)
Our airport representative with name board will come to pick up in airport. The tour starts at our hotel in Kathmandu. There will be a full trek briefing this evening and welcome dinner in typical nepali restaurant with nepali cultural dances.
Day 2: Sight seeing in Ktm
After the breakfast our city tour guide with luxury vehicle will come to pick you up for the city sightseeing of some UNESCO world heritage sites for half day.After that your free time for leisure and preparation for the trek.( Exchanging the money,shopping, gear check etc)
Day 3: Flight to Lukla(2840 Mtr/9315 Ft) , Trek to Phakding(2610 Mtr/8560 Ft)
We fly to the mountain airstrip of Lukla (2,800m) with beautiful views of Himalayan ranges if the weather permited.and start the first day trek with full of energy and enthusiasm. Heading northwards up the valley of the Dudh Kosi (or 'milk river'). The place where we going to stay tonight is lower than the airport we landed.We descend from the small plateau, down into the forested valley. The trail offers some tantalising views before reaching the small settlement of Phakding (2,652m), where we spend our first night.
Day 4: Trek to Namche(3440 Mtr/11283 Ft)
Heading towards the Namche, we follow the Dudh Kosi northwards.Todays walk takes us along the river through forest with some views of mountains as well until lunch. We cross the river several times by bridges as we pass through the villages of Benkar, Monzo and Jorsale.Jorsale Last point before Namche where we have lunch.There is the check point of Sagaramatha national park,from that point the SNP area begins. A final bridge brings us to the steep climb to Namche. Halfway up this ascent, if weather permited we get the chance to see the summit of Mount everest hiding behind Lhotse and Nuptse. After steep climb of 2 hours and ascents of 300 mtr climbing brings us to Namche. Namche is the main gateway of mount Everest and it is the trading center of Khumbu.It has weekly market on friday afternoon and saturday Morning but the shops,supermarkets,trekking shops,Bakeries are open for all day and everyday
Day 5: Rest Day in Namche
Today is rest day and acclimatization day.After breakfast will go for hike 300 Meter and back down again for overnight stay. We climb steeply out of Namche past the airstrip at Shyangboche to the Hilary viewpoint in Khunde height of approx 4100 Mtr,From where most spectacular view of Mount Amadablam,Thamserku,Khangteka etc. can be seen. Descending through forest we come to Khunde, where we have lunch,visit the Khunde Monastery and Edmund Hillary hospital.After lunch, we walk down to Khumjung where we visit khumjung Monastery to see the Yeti's Skull and the Hillary school. Khumjung Monastery is one of the oldest monastery of Khumbu, it was badly destroyed by recent earthquake but is now being constructed. Then we will head on towards Hotel Eversest view.about 30 minutes of gradual climb,we reach in Hotel Everest view, from where we have 360 panoromic view of beautiful mountains as Mount Everest,Mount Lhotse, Mount Nuptse,Amadablam, Thamserku,Kongde etc. Steep descend down to namche takes 1 hour.
Day 6: Trek to Thame(3820 Mtr/12530 Ft)
Namche is the main centre of Khumbu, all trails to different routes of everest region are departs from Namche. We are going to do Renjo La (5435 Meter) first so we should head on Thame valley first to the west direction from namche.Renjo La is the easiest pass among other two passes. Our trail goes like steep climb about 15 minutes, then gradual up for 40 minutes in fir forest of pines and rhododendrons. Pass ancient mud plastered Stupa at Phurte, and follow the path to Tesho. You’ll roll into Thamo and Thamo Gompa. At the end of the spur, the trail drops steeply to the Khumbu hydroelectricity Company station and then turn to the Thame for night stay. Thame is small Sherpa village sits beneath the mountain wall of Kongde peak. and it is the home of world most famous Mount Everest climbers Ang Rita Sherpa, Apa Sherpa.
Day 7: Trek to Lungden (4350 Mtr/14268 Ft)
Gradual ascending the trail from Thame we will cross the marulung (4200 Meter) bank of Bhote Koshi river. Where we have lunch.We follow the narrow valley on pastureland.Lungden is the last point before the Renjo Pass.
Day 8: Trek to Gokyo (4790 Mtr/15711 Ft )through Renjo Pass(5340 Mtr/17515 Ft)
Today is the quite long day with best views ever in this trip. Steep climb about 4 hours we get on the Renjo Pass, will spend there about 30 minutes to explore the stunning view of Mount Everest,Mount Makalu,Mount cho oyu, Mount Gyachung Kang,Cholatse and Taboche. In downward beautiful Gokyo lake,Gokyo village and in backward Ngojumba glacier( biggest glacier in Khumbu). Gokyo is a small settlement of lodges on the shores of a blue lake.
Day 9: Rest Day at Gokyo and Gokyo Ri(5360 Mtr/17580 Ft)
We have rest day here in Gokyo village with beautiful lake. We have option to go Gokyo Ri as well which is same elevation of Renjo Pass and most of the same views from Renjo Pass we can see from Gokyo Ri.
Day 10: Trek to Dragnag(4700 Mtr/15416 Ft)
Today is easy day, just about 2 hours of slow walk over the Ngojumba glacier brings us in Dragnag which is the last point before Chola pass(5420 Meter). we need to take care as the path is narrow and there is ice underfoot in parts. The trail climbs up and down and takes us to the eastern side of the Gokyo Valley. We take full day rest in order to save the energy for tomorrow
Day 11: Trek to Dzongla (4830 Mtr/15842 Ft)through Chola pass(5330 Mtr/17482 Ft)
Early breakfast with early leaving from Dragnag, trail follows steep climb for 1.5 hours,then climbing zig zag on rocky and steep up to the top.Now the trail to chola pass is maintained some safely rope, so it is much more easier than beforedays. In upper part of the pass is covered by snow and ice.From where we can enjoy the views of some mountains.We should be careful when to descent as it's steep with snow and ice covered trail.After crossing the snow, the trail becomes more easier on pastureland to Dzongla, where we will spend night. It is a yak grazing land in summer.
Day 12: Trek to Lobuche(4930 Mtr/16170 Ft)
Not more than 2.5 hours of easy , straight and gradual ascending walk on the pastureland brings us in Lobuche. Amazing views of beautiful mountain as Mount Amadablam, Mount Pumori, Mt Nuptse is incredible.Lobuche is the main junction to the way of Mount Everest basecamp.We have full rest after the lunch, can have showers and save energy for the next day for long walk.
Day 13: Trek to Gorakshep (5160 Mtr/16925 Ft)Day trip to Everest Base Camp(5365 Mtr/17597 Ft)
Today is the longest and hardest day of the trip and going to reach in Everest basecamp and back to Gorakshep. We leave quite early along the Khumbu Glacier in right side. After one hour walk of gradual , we climb steep for 20 Minutes and trail follows up and down in moraine and some steep sections all the way to Gorakshep (5185 Meter).Where we have quick lunch and with some snakes bar ,enough water , we hit for the basecamp for another 2.5 hours walk to basecamp.Climb onto a moraine of khumbu glacier, Continuing straight ahead up an down walk in 3 hours bring us in Everest basecamp.In Spring season, Everest basecamp can be seen as small tented city,but in rest season, we can rarely see some expedition group to Everest or Lhotse.We spend here for photo click with basecamp rock and ice, enjoying the view of Khumbu Ice fall then we move our steps to Gorakshep.
Day 14: To kalapather(5545 Mtr/18187 Ft) and trek to Lobuche (4930 Mtr/16170 Ft)
We still have another hard day and main attaaction of the trip. Which is also for the best view of Mount everest ,as we climb steeply quite early with cup of tea and biscuits, after climbing of 2 hours from Gorakshep we reach in the summit of Kalapathar,We spent short time to take pictures of world highest mountains and khumbu glacier,then we return to Gorakshep for breakfast and step towards Lobuche for lunch and night stay as well.
Day 15: Trek to Chukung (4750 Mtr/15580 Ft) through Khongma La Pass(5535 Mtr/18155 Ft)
We start quite early from Lobuche crossing over the khumbu glacier. There is not fixed trail,trails on the rock and moraine about one hour then we have a steep climb all the way to Khongma La top (5545 Meter) same altitude of kalapathar. The trail goes on some part of rock and some part on pasture.It takes about 3 hours to climb the steep part, can enjoy the bothside mountain ranges from summit of khongma la. In the west Lobuche east, Cholatse,Nirekha and Pumori , Khumbutse, Changtse on the north, Island peak, Makalu, baruntse and big Imjal glacial lake on the East and Pokalde is just near by us. After spending half an hour for pack lunch and photos, we step down towards chukkung. Steep descents to chukkung on grassland but in some steep section should really be careful.
Day 16: Trek to Tyangboche(3860 Mtr/12660 Ft)
We follow the Imja river all the way down crossing the Imja valley ,beautiful town dingboche . The trails goes gradually down. We descend down to Pangboche , highest permanent settlement in khumbu region, where we visit the oldest monastery of Khumbu.After lunch in pangboche we step forward down to Tyangboche, crossing the suspension bridge which enters the rhododendron and fir forest crossing the Deboche. 40 minutes gradual climb from deboche brings us in Tyangboche. Where we visit the monastery which is most popular and spiritual and training center for new monks of the khumbu.
Day 17: Trek to Namche(3440 Mtr/11283 Ft) through Khumjung and Khunde
Steep descending about 1.5 hours from tyangboche in rhododendron and fir forest brings us in Dudh koshi gorge in Phunki Tenga and another steep climb of 2 hours brings us in Khumjung. It is known as green valley, Where we visit Monastery to see the Yeti's skull and Hillary school . After lunch we will visit to khunde ,to see the quite and small Sherpa village where we visit Hillary hospital and Monastery and we descend to Namche for the night stay.
Day 18: Trek to Lukla (2840 Mtr/9315 Ft)
Long day walk before flying back to Kathmandu. it takes about 7 hours to get to Lukla from Namche.We are following the same trail that we took on the way up from Lukla, but the views are completely different.The trail descends steeply downward so should be careful with slow walking. After crossing the suspension bridges over Dudh Koshi,the trails becomes more easy and natural.We follow the trails along the Dudh kosi river with rhododendrons and pine forest.Upon arrival in Lukla, sharing the happy moments and great experience with staffs,dinner together and happy note with everyone back safe and sound.
Day 19: Flight back to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel
Today we have a early breakfast in order to catch the flights,sometimes weather doesn’t permits, should be patient for the waiting. It takes about 30 minutes to get to Kathmandu
Day 20: Rest day and free free day in Kathmandu
This is also spare day incase for delay of flight to/from Lukla).If arrived on time, you can take your own time for shoppinp,sightseeing and relaxing. Thamel area is full of shops and restaurants and coffee shops for those who want a more relaxing day. We will have the farewell dinner in typical Nepali restaurant with nepali cultural music and dances to celebrate the successful completion of our journey.
Day 21: Departure from Kathmandu
You will be transfer to airport for schedule flight to home