Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu, transfer to hotel. Evening free to explore Kathmandu on your own.
Day 02: In Kathmandu-free day on your own.
Day 03: Fly Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding (2652m)
Transfer from hotel to domestic airport to board Lukla flight. Fly to Lukla (2800m) by small 16 seat twin otter aircraft to Lukla airstrip. This flight provides a magnificent entry to the trek region. Upon arrival set up your baggage’s and start your first day trek. It is an easy walk through several villages to Phakding, where you will stay overnight.
Day 04: Phakding – Namche Bazar (3440m):
You follow the Dudh Koshi for about 2 hours and then climb slowly up a steep trail to Namche. As you climb, you enjoy our first views of Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7879m) and Lhotse (8383m). Overnight at Namche.
Day 05: At Namche - Acclimatization day (3440m)
Acclimatization day at Namche Bazar. You enjoy a rest day here to allow for maximum acclimatization on your way to Everest Base Camp. A pleasant day can be spent exploring the village or Shyangboche airtrip, talking to the Sherpas and simply enjoying and marveling at the incredible scenery.
Day 06: Namche Bazar – Thyangboche (3867m)
Trek along a very pleasant trail under the soaring peak to Thamserku and steadily descending to the Imja river where there are a series of water driven prayer wheels. You climb steadily for about 2 hours to Thyangboche Monastery (3875m) and the views from here are magnificent. The Monastery is literally surrounded by mountains. Yaks graze on the small meadow and the monks drone through their prayers. Yes, this is one of the most beautiful spots in the world.
Day 07: Thyangboche – Dingboche (4530m)
Trek up to the Imja river valley to Pangboche (3900m) where you stop for lunch and visit the Monastery. In the afternoon continue your trek to the summer village of Dingboche (4360m). The scenery all day is superb.
Day 08: At Dingboche – Acclimatization day
Another rest and acclimatization day at DINGBOCHE. This rest and acclimatization day should give you an excellent chance of ascending Kalapattar, the Base Camp of the Everest. From Dingboche there are a number of interesting excursions. You can walk to Chukkung (4700m), to the glaciers flowing off Nuptse and Lhotse and return Dingboche for overnight stay.
Day 09: Dingboche – Lobuche (4930m)
Trek further up a small ridge and then contour around the base of the Khumbu glacier and have a light lunch at Dhugla (4600m). From here you trek a short steep climb to the terminal moraine of the glacier from where the views are stunning. Overnight stay at Lobuche.
Day 10: Lobuche – Kala Patthar (5545m) OR Everest Base Camp – Lobuje (4930m)
Today you climb Kalapattar (5545m). The actual distance is not so far but you take it very slowly to compensate for the altitude stopping at Gorakhshep (5288m) for a light lunch. You then take the climb to Kala Pathar (5545m) from where you can see the Everest Base Camp is just down. This is a hard pull but the view from top surpasses anything you can imagine. All around us flow huge glacier ice. The mountains of PUMORI (7145m), LINGTREN (6697m) and Khumbutse (6623m) separate you from Tibet, and just over the Lho La pass. You see the huge rock of Changtse (7550m) in Tibet itself. But the queen of them all - Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest 8848m) towers over everyone. You return to Lobuje for overnight stay.
Day 11: Lobuje – Thyangboche (3867m)
You retrace our steps along the glacier to Pheriche (4260m) and stop for lunch. In the afternoon, take the lower trail to Pangboche and Thyangboche.
Day 12: Thyanboche – Khumjung (3790m)
Descending to Imja River we climb to Khumjung for lunch. Excellent views all the day and overnight at Khumjung (3779m).
Day 13: Khumjung – Phakding (2652m)
Descending, pass through Namche Bazaar passing under the towering Kongde ridge (6186m) and follow the Dudh Koshi to Phakding.
Day 14: Phakding – Lukla (2800m)
Trek back to Lukla and overnight.
Day 15: Fly Lukla – Kathmandu
After early breakfast at lodge fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 16: In Kathmandu- free day
Day 17: In Kathmandu-free day
Day 18: Transfer to airport, depart Kathmandu
Transfer to airport to board your onward flight.
Note: The schedule stops as shown above are a guideline only. It may change due to logistic reason and other condition like weather, etc. that are beyond our control. Flight to remote mountain airstrip like Lukla is subject to weather and technical condition. All flights are in early morning. In winter the thick fog in Kathmandu airport in the morning may delay flight to and from Lukla. Trek to Everest base camp is a popular trek. There are several good quality lodge accommodation on the trail. Two night before and three night after the trek in Kathmandu is suggested to allow for flight delay to and from Lukla. Please note there is no refund for unused service.