Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
The trip begins with your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). Our company representative will come to pick you up at the airport. Then, you will be transferred to the hotel for your overnight stay.
Day 2: Full day Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu 1350m,
A private car will take you around the valley to make stops at some of the historical and religious monuments in the valley. You will visit Boudhanath - World’s largest stupa, Pashupatinath – a sacred Hindu temple and Swayambhunath – the Monkey temple. All these places have been enlisted as world heritage sites by UNESCO. If you need extra supplies for the trek, you can buy them at the local market as well. Overnight at a 3-star Hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla 2840m/45mins and trek to Phakding 2610m/3hrs,
From Kathmandu, you fly to Lukla which is also known for being one of the most dangerous airports in the world. Due to its location, the flights involving Lukla are often canceled or delayed due to bad weather. We also offer solutions if such situations do arise. Upon landing, you take a short break and then start trekking to Phakding. The trek starts following a gentle climb through the left bank of Dudh Koshi River. Up ahead the route continues along a small path with many climbs and descents to Phakding.
Day 4: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar 3440m/6hrs,
The trail starts by crossing a stream and climbing the terraced hill until Bengkar. You continue along the path with many ups and downs and make a stop at Monjo, the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park. You head to a ridge which provides the views of Everest (8,848 m) and Lhotse (8,414 m). The path then goes through the pine forest and takes you to Namche Bazaar.
Day 5: Acclimatization Day; hike to Everest View Hotel and surrounding hills,
This is the day for acclimatization. You spend the day at Namche and provide yourself the time to adjust to the high altitude conditions. Namche is a great place to hang out as there are many shops, hotels, cafes, a monastery, and a famous Sherpa museum. You can also take a hike to Everest View Hotel where you can get the spectacular view of the Everest and its neighboring peaks.
Day 6: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Dhole 4200m/6hrs,
From Namche, the trail goes steeply towards the Kyangjuma village. From this village, you can see fabulous views of the surrounding mountains. Passing Mani walls and stone steps you will reach Mong. Moving ahead, you will reach Phortse Thanga followed by Dhole. You will also see beautiful forests and waterfalls on the way to Dhole.
Day 7: Trek from Dhole to Machhermo 4470m/5hrs,
The trail climbs a ridge and provides great views down the valley to Kangtega (6685m) and towards Cho Oyu (8,188 m). You descend to a river and then climb steeply to the terminal moraine of Ngozumpa Glacier. Follow the trail ahead and you reach Machhermo by evening. The entire trail today runs parallel to the Dudh Koshi River.
Day 8: Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo 4790m/6hrs,
The first part of today’s trek takes you on an uphill walk through the ridge. You pass through a glacial moraine and first of the five Gokyo lakes before reaching the beautiful village of Gokyo. You will pass Longponga Tso and Taujung Tsho before arriving at the village. In the afternoon, you can walk around the village and explore the surroundings.
Day 9: Acclimatization Day, hike to Gokyo Ri 5360m,
Today is also set for acclimatization as we will have gained great altitude in a few days. In the early morning, you head towards Gokyo Ri (5360m). From the top, you can see the views of massive Ngozumpa Glacier and the mighty peaks of the Khumbu region like Everest (8,848 m), Lhotse (8,414 m) Nuptse (7,861 m) and many others. After spending some time at the top, you return back to Gokyo.
Day 10: Trek from Gokyo to Dragnag 4700m/3hrs,
You follow the ascending trail through up and down of the glacier to reach Dragnag. Dragnag is also known as the Cho La Pass base camp. During this journey, you will be accompanied by the views of Makalu (8,463 m), Lhotse (8,414 m) and neighboring peaks.
Day 11: Trek from Dragnag to Lobuche West Peak Base Camp 4980m/7hrs via Cho-La Pass 5368m,
Today you walk through the vertical trails and the rocks glazed by ice. The rocky trail climbs through the narrow valley as you climb towards Phedi. You trek through the frozen lake and cross the Cho-La Pass which is decorated with many prayer flags. Then, you descend towards Dzongla and walk towards Lobuche West Peak Base Camp.
Day 12: Trek from Base Camp to High Camp 5400m/5hrs,
You slowly head towards the High Camp and set the camp. Before reaching the High Camp, you will follow the path that is steep, slippery and dangerous if optimum caution is not taken. After setting camp, you check the all your equipment for tomorrow’s climb and take the good amount of rest.
Day 13: Summit to Lobuche West Peak 6135m and back to Base Camp 4980m/8hrs,
You wake up early in the morning around 1-2 am in the morning and make your way up the south ridge which is technically straightforward. The Sherpas and the team leader will guide you throughout this journey. The view from the top of the peak is absolutely bewitching and offers views of numerous mountains like Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8414m), and Ama Dablam (6856m) among many others. After spending some time at the summit, you descend and retrace your steps back to the base camp.
Day 14: Reserve Day for climbing due to bad weather,
This is a day reserved for climbing. If due to any problems such as bad weather, you cannot scale the summit on the 13th day then you use this day for making the climb.
Day 15: Trek from Base Camp to Gorakshep 5140m/5hrs,
You retrace your steps back to Lobuche then get ready for a challenging ascent. You trail along the lateral moraine of Khumbu region and continue the trek uphill to ThangmaRiju. You then pass through the Lobuche pass (5110m). Pursuing the steep ascent further through the torrent of Changri Glacier, you make your way to Gorakshep.
Day 16: Hike to Kala Patthar 5550m and back to Pheriche 4240m/6hrs,
In the morning, you hike to Kala Patthar, which is an excellent viewpoint. From here, you can witness the beautiful sunrise over the Himalayas. You can also see the panoramic views of the snowcapped mountains like Mt. Everest (8,848m), Lhotse (8,414m), Nuptse (7,861m), Ama Dablam (6,856m) and many others. You will have enough time to take photos and enjoy the scenery. After this, you head back to Pheriche via Gorakshep.
Day 17: Trek from Pheriche to Tengboche 3860m/5hrs,
Today, you descend to Tengboche following the route along Imja Khola. After you arrive at Tengboche, you can visit the Tengboche monastery which is the largest monastery in the Khumbu region. Tengboche is also a great place to observe the Sherpa culture and lifestyle which is massively influenced by Tibetan-Buddhist practices.
Day 18: Trek from Tengboche to Namche Bazaar 3440m/6hrs,
Leaving Tengboche behind, you head towards Namche Bazaar. After crossing the suspension bridge over Dudh Koshi River at Phunke Tenga, you trek onwards to Kyangjuma. Up ahead, the trail passes through the beautiful rhododendron forest and takes you to Namche Bazaar. You can also get views of Ama Dablam (6856m), Lhotse Shar (8393m), Kangtega (6685m) and other peaks on the way to Namche Bazaar.
Day 19: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla 2840m/7hrs,
You descend from Namche to Dudh Koshi and cross the high suspension bridge. You walk through the rhododendron and pine forest and enjoy the mountain scenery before arriving at Lukla. The trek back to Lukla is done mostly retracing the path we previously ascended. You go through villages like Monjo and Bengkar along the Dudh Koshi River to finally reach Lukla.
Day 20: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel. Refreshment and relax.
You take an early morning flight from Lukla and go back to Kathmandu. You can go out and do some souvenir shopping in your spare time. You can also enjoy the day by relaxing or taking leisurely strolls around the city. You can recall the ravishing journey to reflect upon your achievements.
Day 21: Final Departure to Kathmandu International Airport for your further Destination.
The 21-days trip comes to an end. A company representative will accompany you to the airport from where you take the flight to the next destination.
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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 the clients themselves.