Arrive at Kathmandu International Airport (KTM). Then our representative pick you up and take you to the hotel and take a rest.
Our team will take you to some places in Kathmandu. Thamel is a place where tourist looking for souvenir. Then you will visit Swayambhu Temple, well known as Monkey Temple that built since 13 century by King of Manadeva.
We will have flight from Kathmandu to Lukla takes 45 minutes and is an adventure in itself with great views of the Everest region and ending with a hair-raising landing on a steep mountain runway. After meeting our crew, we will start our trek by heading up the Dudh Koshi Valley on a well- marked trail to Phakding.
After breakfast, we will start trekking. We cross and re-cross the river on high suspension bridges. Beyond Monjo is the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park. We then ascend steeply to Namche and along the way, if the weather permits, catch the first glimpse of Mt Everest. Namche Bazaar is the main trading village in Khumbu and has a busy Saturday market. You can enjoy an Illy coffee and amazing brownies here!
Namche is located between two ridges and has lots of lodges, tea shops and souvenir shops. Today we will trek up to the Everest View Hotel at 3880m for our first view of Ama Dablam and Mount Everest. Following the ‘walk high, sleep low’ principle, this hike will really help with your acclimatisation.
We will walk along the valley from Namche with stunning views of Everest framed by the striking valley around us. After that, we will trek on riverside and have steep up trek to Tengboche. Arrive in Tengboche we will get rest and stay overnight at the teahouse.
We will have A gradual gradient up to Dingboche. The path continues along the side of the valley with the river far below on your right and passing beneath the spectacular view of Ama Dablam. The village sits on the confluence of two valleys and has spectacular views. From here you have views of Island Peak up the Chukkung Valley.
Today is a rest day for acclimatisation. We can go on local walks to gain some altitude or cross into the neighbouring valley to visit the HRA clinic in Pheriche where an daily altitude talk happens. We can enjoy the rest time by watching Himalayan Movies and drinking coffee at the coffee shop.
Today is a for a relatively short trek. We follow the valley up to the village of Chukkung and overnight in lodge.
Chukkung (rest and acclimatise). Depending on how people feel we have a number of options to aid acclimatisation. Chukkung Ri is a 4 - 5 hour climb and offers stunning views back down the valley and of Imja Tse (Island Peak), Ama Dablam, Makalu, and Nuptse.
It will be a challenging day, especially when the conditions and the weather is not stable. The pass is high, but it follows our climb high sleep low approach. We rise out of Chukkung and follow a gradual slope upwards over grass, then rock and finally snow to the high pass which is adorned with prayer flags and stunning views, which can take 4 houes. We then drop down into the Khumbu Valley. We cross the mighty Khumbu glacier to arrive into our warm lodge in Lobuche.
We follow the edge of the Glacial Moraine to reach the settlement of Gorak Shep, the last outpost to Everest base camp, which is a small collection of lodges just below the shoulder of Mount Pumori called Kala Patthar which is our destination the following morning as it's a fine viewing point for Everest. We'll have lunch at Gorak Shep and then walk on for roughly 1.5 – 2 hours and visit Everest base camp. We trek along the lateral moraine and finally over the Khumbu glacier itself to the base camp at the foot of the Khumbu Ice Fall. Then, we'll return to our lodge.
We will trek in the morning to Kala Patthar to see the sun rise behind the peak of Everest. This is a tough walk in the cold and not to be underestimated but very much worth the effort. We will get back to Lobuche and overnight.
In the morning, after breakfast. We trek down to Dzonglha. There are more excellent views of Ama Dablam and Cholatse as we ascend. We across to the Rolwaling Valley in the west and Ama Dablam to the south east. The ascent from here involves crossing a small glacier which is fairly straightforward.
It will be a challenging day and may require the used of shoe spikes as we travel to Gokyo via the Cho La pass (5,420 m). We first leave Dzonglha and trek northwest gaining altitude to a rocky outcrop which we meander through gaining height all the time. Once through the pass we have a couple more hours walk as we drop in altitude and reach Thangna. We'll reach our lodge after 8 hours and enjoy the warmth of the stove and a hearty meal.
After a good rest the day before we'll start off early to climb our third peak of the trek, Gokyo Ri at 5,330 m. The view from the top is spectacular! Probably the most comprehensive view of 8,000 metre peaks in Nepal. Surrounding us are Cho Oyu (8153 m), Gyangchung Kang (7922 m), Lhotse (8501 m), Makalu (8475 m), Cholatse (6440 m), Taweche (6542 m), Kantega (6685 m), Thamserku (6808 m), Lobuche (6145 m) and of course Mt Everest (8848 m). Whilst below us the Ngozumpa Glacier, the largest in Nepal and the shimmering turgoise of the Gokyo Lakes - a vista that will last a lifetime! We'll return to our lodge and relax before our final high pass the following day.
Today we will start to trek to lower altitude. It will be a long trek, and the views are wonderful during the trek. We trek up the Renjo La, and trek down to Lungde. Arrive in Lungde and take a rest
After breakfast, we trek to lower altitude again. Make sure you have your camera at the ready as the higher you go the views across the snow-capped peaks in the region just get better and better.
It will be a short trek, and we trek back to Namche Bazaar. Finally we’re back to this village and having a hot tea at the teahouse.
We cross and re-cross again the river on high suspension bridges. Beyond Monjo is the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park.