Everest region is the second most popular trekking region in Nepal and each year this region receives thousands of trekkers and climbers. Once you reach Solu Khumbu, the gateway to Everest, you will be greeted by great stunning views of the Everest and many other highest mountains. The other highlights of this region is the beautiful Sherpa villages and monasteries. For most of the trekkers, the primary goal is the Everest Base Camp which is at an elevation of 5,340m. But you cannot be happy because you cannot see Everest from the base camp. So you are compelled to take another few hours of walk to reach Kalapathar which is at 5,545m high altitude.
Day 01 Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (8,700ft/2,652m). An exhilarating 30 minute flight to Lukla (9,350ft/2,860m), in the heart of the Everest region. Upon arrival, you'll be given breakfast at a lodge. Acclimatisation is important, so the day's walk is a short one, along the Dudh Kosi River to the village of Phakding, where we stay in a comfortable lodge.(approx. 3 hours).
Day 02We enter Sagamartha National Park at Jorsale (9,100ft/2,774m) crossing one of Nepal's most famous and dramatic suspension bridges, we trek up the hill to Namche Bazaar the 'capital' of the Sherpa region and is the true gateway to Everest. (11,300ft/3,446m) in about 6 hours.
Day 03Acclimatization day in Namche. There are lots of things to do in Namche, including shopping, sending emails and eating at the Everest Bakery. Set in a grove of juniper trees, Namche has its own monastery and there are several very old stupas scattered around the hill-side. Many people just find a good place to sit and watch the mountains or the comings and going of the yak herders and their animals and the unfolding Sherpa life, but those who would like a walk can hike out along the Bhote Kosi valley for an hour or so towards Thame, where there's a good chance of spotting Himalayan Thar.
Day 04A short walk to Khumjung (12,400ft/3,780m) in about 2 hours. This is one of the real beauty spots of the trek, set beneath the outspread arms of Ama Dablam and directly beneath the giant rock slopes of Khumbila, the abode of the patron god of Khumbu. Pine and dwarf azaleas beset the landscape, framing the giant snow peaks to the north. Look out for red panda and pine martin in the woods. Khumjung village also has an interesting monastery and a school built by Edmund Hillary, not to mention the delights of the Everest Bakery!(Ascent: approx. 340m).
Day 05cclimatisation day in Khumjung. This is a chance to visit the nearby, excellent Kunde Hospital (they are always grateful for donations of medical items), established by Sir Edmund Hillary and its surrounding village. Walking in the rhododendron woods is magical, as the snow peaks seem to play hide and seek with the trees. Musk deer and Danphe pheasant are quite common here and a 'quiet sit in the forest' is sure to be rewarded.
Day 06Trek to Dole (13,400ft/4,084m) in about 5 hours. Our walk now takes us below the towering slopes of Khumbila (5,761m). We cross the Mong La pass at 4000m before descending steeply to the Dudh Kosi. The trail then climbs steeply through beautiful rhododendron forest, giving way to junipers and pines as elevation increases. The views of Tawache (6,542m.) and Kangtega and Tramserku are superb. This area is used as summer yak pasture and has no permanent settlements. Lodges provide basic amenities. At night, the show of stars, in the purest air in the world, is truly spectacular. (Ascent: approx.320m)
Day 07 Trek to the village of Machhermo (14,650ft/4,465m) in about 3 hours. It's a short but steep up hill walk, following the west bank of the Dudh Kosi. It was on this part of the trail that a yeti was said to have killed 3 yaks and attacked a Sherpa woman in 1974! From the ridge above Machhermo there are tremendous views of Kangtega and Cho Oyu (8,153m.), and our optional afternoon walk follows this ridge to a point called 'windy peak'. (Ascent: approx. 310m.)
Day 08 Trek to the village of Machhermo (14,650ft/4,465m) in about 3 hours. It's a short but steep up hill walk, following the west bank of the Dudh Kosi. It was on this part of the trail that a yeti was said to have killed 3 yaks and attacked a Sherpa woman in 1974! From the ridge above Machhermo there are tremendous views of Kangtega and Cho Oyu (8,153m.), and our optional afternoon walk follows this ridge to a point called 'windy peak'. (Ascent: approx. 310m.)
Day 09Trek to Phortse (12,460ft/3,800m) in about 6 hours. After crossing the Dudh Kosi below the glacier, we follow the eastern side of the Gokyo valley to Phortse, perched high on a shelf above the Dudh Kosi. This is an exhilarating walk, with new and stunning views along the way. This is one of the older and less visited Sherpa villages and a favourite haunt of musk deer, Himalayan thar and Danphe pheasant. (Decent: 1,000m).
Day 10Trek to Tengboche (12,887ft/3867m) in about 3 hours. We cross the Imja Khola and visit one of the world's highest monasteries, with its incredible views of the Everest massif. Tengboche Monastery was built in the 1920s, but the original was destroyed in the earthquake of 1934. Tragedy struck again in 1989, when fire gutted the building. Today an impressive new monastery stands on the site and the Buddha image contained within is one of the largest and most beautiful in Nepal. (Ascent: 67m)
Day 11Trek to Namche (11,300ft/3,440m) in about 4 hours. We descend the south side of the ridge, cross the Dudh Kosi on a fine bridge and then wind our way high above its west bank, before Namche comes into view. Afternoon to relax or explore.(Descent: 427m).
Day 12Trek back down to Phakding (8,700ft/2,652m) in about 5 hours.
Day 13 Trek back to Lukla - where it all began! (3 hours). This is your last night on trek and we always hope to have an entertaining evening with our staff!
Day 14Morning flight back to Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel. Afternoon at leisure.
Airport Pick up and drop by private vehicle.
Hotel here in Kathmandu on B/B Base.
While you are trekking your Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner & as well as your accommodation in a Tea house or Lodge.
You will have a professional Trekking Guide from our company as well as porter.
The salary - Meal – Accommodation - & the insurance of the Trekking Guide and porter.
Trekking Permits - National park fee ( Known as conservation fee)
Whats not included
Your Nepal visa.
Your Travel & Health insurance
Your lunch & dinner here in Kathmandu.
Your alcoholic drinks –cold drink – mineral water & beverage.
Tips for your Trekking Guide and porter.