Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1345meters) and you will be met by our airport representative and transferred to hotel, Evening free and overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
After having Breakfast at hotel, we take you for the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley about 09:00 am and the tour includes visit of Kathmandu Durbar Square, Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath Temple and Baudhanath Stupa and return to hotel and will have some free time to shop your trekking gear (if you need).
After having early breakfast at hotel in Kathmandu, we will drive to Kathmandu airport for the 35 minutes scenic flight to the small airport Lukla, after reaching at Lukla our guide will introduce with the porters, then start trekking following mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River, it is easy trekking and takes about 4 hours to reach at Phakding, check in to the lodge.
After having breakfast at lodge in the morning, we continue trekking following the Dudh Koshi River valley and crossing the river few times, we then enter to the park in Jorsale where we stop for lunch and we start trek, after few hours walking, the Namche Bazar will appears ahead as we travel along the path surrounded by pines. Pass the plateau where the Saturday bazaar is held and enter the village, the Namche Bazar (3440m) is surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges and opens out only where it faces the Duch Koshi valley, the village is a central hub of the area and food, sundry and even mountain climbing equipment may be purchased here, check in to the lodge and overnight at Lodge.
This is real good for our acclimatization as It prevents any unforeseen altitude problems ahead on the trail to the high passes as we go to higher altitudes on the trek, the Namche is tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu and has an abundance of lodges, tea shops and souvenir shops as well as a magnificent outlook as the lights come on in the evening. It is an ideal place to spend a rest day for acclimatization to the high altitude before heading off towards Tyangboche for the acclimatization, we walk up to Khumjung village through Everest view Hotel in Syangboche and we will see beautiful views of the Himalayas including Mt. Everest and return to lodge, overnight at Guesthouse.
After breakfast in lodge Namche, we start our trek towards Tengboche enjoying superb views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and close up views of Thamserku. Our trek follows on the gradual trail with few ups and downs overlooking magnificent views of the great Himalaya. Along the way we can spot wild animals like pheasant, musk deer, or a herd of Himalayan Thar, The trail goes gradually down up to Kayangjuma. The path eventually reaches Sanasa which is the major trail junction to Gokyo valley and Everest Base Camp. The track then follows through the pine forests and after we cross the prayer flags festooned bridge over Dudh Koshi River, we reach Phunki Thenga, a small settlement with a couple of teahouses and a small army post amidst the alpine woods. After having a relaxed lunch at Phunki Thenga we then have a little tough climb steep up through the pine forests before we reach Tengboche the Tengboche is a great place for close up views of Ama-Dablam, Nuptse, and Everest and it has the biggest Buddhist Monastery all over in the Khumbu region, check into the lodge.
we start our trek after having breakfast at lodge and by descending through Rhododendron forest to the Imja Khola and crossing an exciting suspension bridge on the Imja Khola and walk passing by a long Mani stone wall to enter the village of Pangboche. The early morning enchanted scenic beauty of Tengboche stops our breath for a moment. The mountain panorama includes ranges of Kangtega, Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Taboche, Kwangde, Tengboche, Lhotse and Nuptse. After snapping pictures, we start the day journey through the trial that follows through Imja Khola upstream. Descending rapidly from the Tengboche meadow to the river bank, the track traverses a deep forest of birch and rhododendron with magnificent views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. As we reach Dingboche, a charming place amidst the woods, upon reaching Pangboche we are amazed at the dramatic views, our route continues through summer pastures to Dingboche.
Today is a remarkable acclimatization day where we rest our weary bodies, There are some breathtaking views of the North face of Ama Dablam and the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge as you explore this beautiful valley, the walk is short with a good chance to relax & just laze around in the afternoon, probably with your favorite book. We finally enjoy our night's rest at our guesthouse in Dingboche.
After having breakfast at lodge, we start our trek and the walk is pretty nice as we leave Dingboche through stone walled fields and alpine landscape, we hike the trail from Dingboche through Imja Khola valley to a land dotted by glacier moraines amidst towering formidable mountains. We walk at our own pace as our schedule for today is only 3-4 hours trek. While walking through the valley, Lhotse towers on our left and Ama Dablam on our right, after walking about 3 km, we reach at yak herdsman’s place called Bibre, Straight ahead, beyond a terminal moraine wall, soars the Island peak (Imja Tse), a most popular trekking peak. The pyramidal Imja Tse looks awesome with its steep rock and-icy south face. The trail ahead is intersected by icy streams, we reach Chhukung in about half an hour from Bibre, and there are glaciers and massive snowy mountains all around the place. It is pleasant walking and we will also walk around the Chukum Valley which will get us physically ready for our first pass across Kongma la.
We start our trekking quite early in the morning after having early breakfast at lodge, and today as we will have quite a long and tiring day, we head directly west out of Chhukung on a small, rocky trail and contour around many hillsides, usually not very steeply, until we reach the Pokalden Base Camp. We start at first light from Chhukung as we have to conquer the highest pass of the trip today, we carry plenty of water and some snacks and a packed lunch as there are no tea shops on the way. We really enjoy the remoteness of the area and the wonderful display of nature down here!! We can select to go via any of the possible trails - either taking a climb over the hill northwest of Chhukung over the moraine of the Nuptse Glacier or we might walk back down the valley to Bibre and follow a high trail above the Niyang Khola. Just after some walk there are great views of Island peak valley and jagged ridge of Amphu Lapcha. Ascending along the east side of Niyang Khola valley, we turn west and walk through the sloppy stony trail. We enter a wide basin dotted with small frozen lakes, after a few other hills, more steeps; we will reach another Base Camp for Pokalden and a clear blue lake which sits just below the pass. We climb the last half an hour on a trail which is good but looks impossibly built into the cliff-side and head to Lobuche for an overnight at our Guesthouse.
After having breakfast at lodge, we start our trekking following the rocky moraine path, view icy glacial ponds and icebergs down below of the Khumbu glacier, after the last rocky moraine dunes, a short downhill walk brings us to Gorakshep, where we will stop for lunch and we leave all our stuff there at lodge as this is the last place where lodges are available , then we start our Himalayan journey to the Everest Base camp - & WOW !!! Congratulations!!! We’ve done it!!! Your Dream comes true… at last! After hanging around for sometime in the Base Camp, we then return to Gorakshep.
Early morning after a few cuppers, we will climb the Kala Patthar (5545m.) and enjoy the view of sunrise in the Himalayas including the mighty Everest, From Kala Patthar we will have a panoramic view of Mt. Everest and many other mountain peaks like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku and many more of those wonder peaks, then we return to Kalapattar and have a hot Breakfast and continue our trekking to Zongla where we halt for the overnight at our Guesthouse.
After having early breakfast at lodge, we start our trekking early morning as we are going to cross the Cho La pass (5370m), a steep and somewhat difficult ascent of a rocky ridge a few hours walk from Dzongla, We start by crossing a small glacial stream, and then start climbing up the pass. From the top, we are treated to views of Ama Dablam, Kantega, Thamserku, Taboche, Cholatse and Baruntse, and to Nangpai Gosain, Pasang Lhamo, Numbur and on the Gokyo side. Once up on top of the glaciated pass, we trek across the snow, with Lobuche West looming above us, to the summit and hang some Buddhist prayer flags to send prayers out across the Himalayas then we return to a rocky, hilly trail across the valley, and a descent to the yak kharka of Thaknak, overnight at Guesthouse, (A, B, L, D).
After having breakfast at lodge, we start our trek in the morning by crossing the Ngozumpa Glacier on a sandy, shifting trail, the frozen lakes creaking below and beside us as we turn our way to the other side, once back on the main trail to Gokyo, we have an hour's hike past the second lake to the lodge at Gokyo, In the Gokyo valley, the character of the trekking changes abruptly. The opaque powder-blue lakes are often on the verge of freezing over, and sometimes perform a Himalayan symphony of expanding and retracting ice, we have entered the grassy ablation valley running beside the Ngozumpa Glacier, and have our first sight of Gokyo, a seasonal village and grazing area built beside the third and biggest lake, Gokyo has become something of a Himalayan resort without the crowd at least in terms of the comfortable lodges with sunrooms, unbeatable views, excellent food and warm stoves, It is a great base to explore from, and we have plenty of time for it.
A day for rest day in the Gokyo Valley is an exceptional opportunity for the physical well being of our bodies. This acclimatization day is grasped as an opportunity to climb Gokyo Ri to enjoy the scene from the best viewpoint of Everest Region.
Early morning after breakfast, we will climb renjo la pass. This is a truly amazing high pass in Everest region and is getting even more popular by the day. After about 3 hours, we gain the Renjo La where a dazzling vista awaits. The Everest itself, Lhotse, Cholatse and Taboche can be seen gleaming in the sunshine. Views from Renjo La are much like that from Gokyo Ri with third Gokyo Lake and Gokyo Village beneath the gray smear of Ngozumpa Glacier. Continuing on from the pass, the trail winds down a stone staircase and then scramble over loose scree to reach the south bank of a small lake, Angladumba Tsho. The presence of ice on the trail while descending down can make our descent a bit hazardous. Along the way we see Relama Tsho and Renjo Lake. However, we walk down through a narrow valley clogged with giant boulders to Lumde where there is a support Lodge but it can be closed often. However, it is now possible to hike through with a lodge available.
It is easy trekking down to Thame - Thame has a sprawling village with a few lodges and stunning mountains like Thamserku, Kantenga, Kusum Kangguru, etc. Overlooking Thame is its famous Gompa situated amidst some fields on a hill to the west. Established some 325 years ago, the Gompa has three big images of Chenresig (Avalokiteswara), Guru Rimpoche, Buddha Sakyamuni. Colorful Mani Rimdu festival featuring colorful mask dances is held in this Gompa in May.
We continue our trekking following the flat route and descending to first resting place Thamo after heading towards to Namche bazaar. We climb down after crossing a bridge after which we eventually reach Samde. The place offers breathtaking views. The path steeply descends down to Thamo village which hosts a monastery called Khari Gompa which is a nunnery being home to some nuns and monks. After passing through a check post, we come to the world’s highest hydroelectric power station built with Austrian help.
Today is the last day of your trekking, too. The hike is real cool & easy, except for a few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote-Koshi River crossing it three times, the last uphill climb of 45 minutes will bring you to Lukla and overnight at Guesthouse.
Subject to an all clear weather which could sometimes go haywire in this part of the region, we will take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu. The rest of your time is free to do your own things. You could maybe do some shopping to buy some souvenirs for the loved ones at home.
It's also spare day in case of bad weather in Lukla. You are just free to hang around in your hotel or maybe go out for a walk in thamel, a famous hub for tourists in Asia & throughout the world.
Our office reps will escort you to the airport for your final departure home. All of us at ‘Outfitter Nepal’ found it a pleasure coming to know you all of these weeks gone by. We are doubly sure you’ve enjoyed your vacation on these magnificent mountains & it was a pleasure taking care of you all the way.