Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu 1338m
On your arrival at Kathmandu Valley, one of our staff members will be there to pick you up and transfer you to the Hotel. Overnight at a 4-star Hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla 2840m/45 minutes and trek to Phakding 2610m/3-4 hours
On this day we will drive back to the airport and catch a scenic flight to Lukla. Enjoying the scenic flight for around 45 minutes with views of high mountains of this esteemed region, we will reach Lukla. We will have our breakfast there and then we will start our trek along the descending trail passing many Buddhists monuments to Phakding. Overnight at a Lodge in Phakding.
Day 3: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar 3440m/5-6 hours
Today, we will initially walk for around three hours crossing many suspension bridges and villages to Monjo. At Monjo, we will enter the Sagarmatha National Park and make way up the trail enjoying glorious views of mountains and naturally thriving flora and fauna. From there, we will climb to Jorsalle. The trail steeply ascends until we cross the large suspension bridge to reach Namche Bazaar. Overnight at a Lodge in Namche Bazaar.
Day 4: Acclimatization Day
This day will for acclimatization and rest. We will utilize this day by taking a short hike around Namche Bazaar. We will climb to Everest View hotel to enjoy the stunning views of Mt. Everest (8848.86m) and other high mountains peaks in the region. From there we will descend to Khumjung village, where we will visit the famous old monastery and see the Yeti skulls hanging in the monastery. We will also visit Khumjung Hillary School and then return back to Namche. Overnight at a Lodge in Namche Bazaar.
Day 5: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche 3860m/4-5 hours
We will leave our lodge in the early morning and follow the trail leading to Kyangjuma village. From here, the trail follows the Dudh Koshi River to the suspension bridge leading us to the Phunki Tenga. We continue along the narrow steep trail to Tengboche. On reaching Tengboche we will visit the Tengboche monastery and enjoy the panoramic views of the mountains in the Everest region. Overnight at a Lodge in Tengboche.
Day 6: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche 4410m/5-6 hours
Today, our trail passes through dense forests of rhododendron to the suspension bridge near Pangboche village. On crossing the suspension bridge the trail ascends to the Pangboche village. We will visit the Pangboche Monastery and continue to Shomare village. The trail mostly passes through the open field of Orsho and then to Dingboche. Overnight at a Lodge in Dingboche.
Day 7: Acclimatizing and hiking to Nakarjung Hill/Hermitage 5070m
To adjust with the thinning air and acclimatization, we take a short hike to Nakarjung Hermitage from where we can get the mesmerizing panoramic view of mountains and the valley of Dingboche and Pheriche. You can witness monks engage in prayers and meditation in the oldest hermitage of Khumbu region. You can also practice meditation in Nakarjung Hermitage if you wish to. We hike back to Dingboche for an overnight stay. Overnight at a Lodge in Dingboche.
Day 8: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche 4910m/5-6 hours
Initially, our trail starts along the ridge lines to Khumbu Khola Valley and then to Thokla. We can enjoy the majestic Himalayan views of Pumori (7165m), Nuptse (7861m), Lobuche (6367m), Ama Dablam (6856m) and numerous other peaks. From here we will climb along the lateral moraines of Khumbu glacier and continue to ascend to Lobuche after passing Thokla pass (4830m). Overnight at in a Lodge in Lobuche.
Day 9: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep 5140m/3 hours and Exploring the Everest Base Camp 5364m
The trail passes along the left bank of Khumbu glacier and climbs steeply to Changri glacier. The trail gently ascends to Gorakshep where we will enjoy the magnificent views of Pumori (7165m), Lingtren (6749m), Khumbutse (6608), Nuptse (7861m) and many others. Enjoying the beautiful mountain views we will head toward the Everest Base Camp. Initially, we will pass a glacier lake and continue along the side of moraine to the central part of Khumbu Glacier. From here, we will steeply climb to the Everest Base Camp. Reaching the Everest Base Camp, we will get to observe the majestic Mt Everest and its neighboring peaks. Overnight at a Lodge in Gorakshep.
Day 10: Hike to Kala Patthar and trek from Gorakshep to Dingboche 4240m/5-6 hours
In the early morning, we will leave for Kala Patthar. The trail steeply ascends to Kala Patthar which remains the greatest viewpoint to behold magnificent views of the Everest and other mountains in the Everest massif. We can treat our eyes with the stunning views of Mt. Everest (8848.86m), Nuptse (7861m), Lhotse (8414m), Khumbutse (6608m), Pumori (71665m), Ama Dablam (6856m) among many others. After spending some time there, we will descend back to our hotel, have some breakfast and head towards Lobuche. We will cross Changri glacier and continues to Thokla. From here, the trail gently descends to Dingboche. Overnight at a Lodge in Dingboche.
Day 11: Trek from Dingboche to Chhukung 4730m/4 hours
Today, we first pass the Mani walls at the skirts of Dingboche. Then, we follow a trail that climbs along the rocky ridgelines to reach Chhukung village. Our trail initially continues along the open field used for Yak grazing by locals until Bibre. Leaving Bibre, we trek ahead to reach our destination for the day, Chhukung. Overnight at a Lodge in Chhukung.
Day 12: Hike to Chhukung-Ri 5550m/4 hours and to Island Peak Base Camp 4970m/3 hours
A short 2 hours of the walk along the rocky ridges will take us to Chhukung Ri. We can see the close view of Lhotse (8414m), Makalu (8463m), Island peak (6189m) and Cho Oyu (8188m) as well. After enjoying the great view atop the Chhukung Ri, we descend and head towards Island Peak Base Camp. We can see Imja Tsho Lake on the latter part of the trek before we reach Island Peak Base Camp. Overnight at tented camp in Island Base Camp.
Day 13: Climb from Base Camp to Island Peak Summit 6189m and back to Chhukung 4730m/7-8 hours
We will begin the ascent early in the morning. We begin the day by following the trail along the slippery and ascending trail. After some time, we can see the Lhotse Shar Glacier as we make way towards the High Camp. We will be continually accompanied by the mountains in the Everest ranges all the way to High Camp. As the winds in the mountains tend to get strong during the middle of the day, we begin our climb as early as possible and walk along steep ridgelines and rocky channels to reach the summit. Upon conquering the peak, we are treated with mesmerizing panoramic views of the mountains such as Mt Everest (8848.86m), Lhotse (8414m), Cho Oyu (8188m) and many others. Enjoying the delightful views and capturing them in the cameras, we descend back to Chhukung. Overnight at a Lodge in Chhukung.
Day 14: Extra Day for climbing due to Bad Weather
This day is kept as a backup so as to make sure that we can have an alternative day for the climb if we are not able to make the climb on the summit day due to any unforeseen reason. We will move to base camp after the climb. Overnight at a Lodge in Chhukung.
Day 15: Trek from Chhukung to Pangboche 3930m/4-5 hours
Retracing our steps, we head to Bibre from Chhukung. Moving ahead Dingboche welcomes us again and continuing further on ahead, we follow Imja Khola to reach Orsho. We walk on a short flat trail to cross a suspension bridge and make multiple ascends and descends to reach a suspension bridge before arriving at Pangboche. Overnight at a Lodge in Pangboche.
Day 16: Trek from Pangboche to Namche Bazaar 3440m/5-6 hours
We will begin our trek along the Imja Khola through the deep forests to reach Tengboche. From here, the trail descends along the Dudh Koshi River. Crossing prayer wheels on our way, we will reach Kyangjuma village. From there the trail descends along the forested path to Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar offers modern luxuries to some extent and we can enjoy them on our stay for the night. Overnight at a Lodge in Namche Bazaar.
Day 17: Trek from Namche to Lukla 2840m/6-7 hours
In the early morning, we will Leave Namche Bazaar. We will descend along the forests of rhododendron and pine along the Dudh Koshi River to Jorsalle and then to Monjo. Crossing several bridges and settlement area we will descend back to Phakding. We move ahead passing by prayer wheels and Mani walls to reach Lukla. Overnight at a Lodge in Lukla.
Day 18: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu 45 minutes
On this day we will fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla. A scenic flight with the beautiful views of mountains will take us to Kathmandu. On reaching Kathmandu, we will drive you back to the hotel. You can spend the rest of the day by just relaxing or shopping at the local marketplaces. Overnight at a 4-star Hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 19: Final Departure from Kathmandu
On this day, we will drive you back to Tribhuvan International airport for your scheduled flight to your destination.
Important Notice for domestic flight to and from Lukla
Due to avoid air traffic congestion at Kathmandu Airport and for smooth flights operation, the Lukla flights shall be operated from Ramechhap (Manthali) Airport effective from Spring (March 16, to May 31, 2023) and Autumn (September 1, to November 30, 2023).
In this matter, you need 1 buffer day to manage all transfer to and from Manthali Airport (OR we adjust the program on Day 2 that you will do the guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and later in the afternoon, transfer to Mulkot). We would like to suggest you for driving to Mulkot which is 3 hours driving away from Kathmandu and spend a night there at a hotel, then next morning an hour of driving brings you at Manthali Airport to catch the flights to Lukla. On return, you can fly to Manthali Airport and same day drive back to Kathmandu.
Pricing for Group Size Basis: (Private Tour)
All inclusive Trip Price for individual/solo/single person; USD 3515
All inclusive Trip Price for 2 persons basis; USD 2710 per person
All inclusive Trip Price for 3 persons basis; USD 2535 per person
All inclusive Trip Price for 4 persons basis; USD 2330 per person
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