Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Our company representative picks you up at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, upon your arrival. You will then be transferred to a 3-star hotel in the capital. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla 2840m & trek to Phakding 2610m/3-4 hours,
Relishing the beautiful panoramic view of the Himalayas throughout the flight, we land at the Lukla Airport (2840m). After we land in Lukla, we trek for 3 to 4 hours downhill to Phakding through Cheplung village. Phakding hosts a stunning view of the sacred mountain, Khumbila (5761m). Overnight in Phakding.
Day 3: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar 3440m/5-6 hours
We trek along Bhote Koshi River and enter Sagarmatha National Park by passing Monjo village. After entering the park, we trek through lush forests of rhododendron to reach the commercial hub of Khumbu region in Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is a picturesque Sherpa town with well-facilitated hotels, restaurants, pubs, and markets. Overnight in Namche.
Day 4: Acclimatization Day, Hike to Everest View hotel and down to Khumjung and Khunde village for visiting Monasteries
Today, we take a short hike on the outskirts of Namche Bazaar. We also take a short hike to the hotel operating at the highest altitude, Hotel Everest View (3962m), for a stunning panorama of the mighty Everest (8848m) and other peaks of Khumbu. We then trek down to Khumjung village, the biggest Sherpa village in Khumbu. We visit Khumjung Monastery and have a look at the skull of Yeti there. Later, we trek to Khunde village and explore an old monastery. After our exploration, we hike back to Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
Day 5: Trek from Namche to Thame 3800m/5-6 hours
Stumbling across many Chortens, stupas, and monasteries, we trek along Bhote Koshi River on our way to Thame. Relishing the superb panorama of the Himalayas, we run into some villages and monasteries before reaching Thame. Walking on the riverbed of Bhote Koshi and crossing the river several times, we arrive in Thame. Overnight in Thame.
Day 6: Acclimatization Day
We acclimatize ourselves to high altitude. We take a short hike to Thame Dechen Chokhorling Monastery, an ancient monastery which hosts splendid view of Mt. Everest (8848) and Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m). We then return back to Thame and explore the small Sherpa village of the "snow leopard" Apa Sherpa, who has scaled Mt Everest 21 times. Overnight in Thame.
Day 7: Trek from Thame to Lumde 4368m/4-5 hours
Climbing the steep moraine, we continue our trek. We trek along the ancient route used by the traders to transfer goods across Tibet via Nangpa-La. Following Bhote Koshi River upstream, we reach several monasteries as we walk past small villages of Yilajung, Taranga, and Dinjung before reaching Lumde. Enjoying the Mountain View in the background, we reach Lumde. Overnight in Lumde.
Day 8: Trek from Lumde to Gokyo 4790m/7-8 hours, via Renjo-La 5360m
The big day is here. We trek along steep trails and climb few glacial moraines to reach Renjo-La which hosts absolutely mind-blowing view of Cho Oyu (8201m), Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Cholatse (6440m), Taboche (6367m), and other Himalayas along with the Gokyo Lakes and Ngozumpa Glacier, the longest glacier in the Himalayas. After relishing the stunning vista, we descend to the third Gokyo Lake behind which the small village of Gokyo is located. Overnight in Gokyo.
Day 9: Trek from Gokyo to Gokyo-Ri 5360m to Dhole 4120m/4-5 hours
We take an early morning hike to Gokyo Ri where we observe the magnificent panorama of Mt. Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7861m), Makalu (8481m), Lhotse (8516m), Cho Oyu (8201m), Pumori (7161m), Ama Dablam (6856m), and the other Himalayas. We then descend through steep trails and trek along Dudh Koshi River on the moraines of Ngozumpa Glacier till we reach Machhermo. From Machhermo, we trek for a couple of hours to reach Dhole. Overnight in Dhole.
Day 10: Trek from Dhole to Namche 3440m/5-6 hours
Trekking along rocky trails, we pass dense forests of rhododendron till we reach Phortse Thanga. We then trek to Mongla and then descend till Kyangjuma. Following the rocky trails, we pass some monasteries and walk on stone steps through Mani walls on our way to Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
Day 11: Trek from Namche to Lukla 2840m/6-7 hours
On the last day of our trek, we cross several suspension bridges over Bhote Koshi River to reach Lukla. We exit Sagarmatha National Park in Jorsalle and pass the villages of Monjo and Bengkar to arrive in Phakding. From Phakding, we pass several small villages, painted Mani walls, and prayer wheels to reach Lukla. Overnight in Lukla.
Day 12: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
We enjoy the panorama of the Himalayas for the last time on our flight back to the capital from Lukla. After we reach Kathmandu, you will have the day to yourself. You can shop for souvenirs or have a good time tasting the local delicacies. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 13: Final Departure from Kathmandu
We’ll drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport 3 hours prior to your scheduled flight.
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NOTE: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swiss Family Treks & Expedition GmbH. The charges must be paid by clients themselves.