The trip begins with your arrival in Nepal, the country blessed with the beautiful Himalayas and colorful cultures. As per your scheduled flight, you land at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. Our representatives will be waiting to welcome you. After brief introductions, you head to the hotel to refresh. You meet our staff again at the welcome dinner. During this time, you can discuss the trip in detail.
Along with your permit preparation, you sightsee the historic city of Kathmandu today. The first stop is Boudhanath Stupa, the largest stupa, and the sacred place for Buddhists. You discover the tranquility of this place as you explore the monasteries and surrounding areas of the stupa. Then, you head to Pashupatinath, the holy temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Here, you can get a chance to see the open cremation ceremony. The final stop is Kathmandu Durbar Square, where you had the opportunity to learn about the civilization of the valley and the Newari culture as well.
You head to the domestic airport early in the morning and board the first flight to Lukla, the gateway to the Khumbu region. During the flight, you get to see amazing views of the hills and the majestic mountains like Everest, Makalu, Langtang, and Kanchenjunga come into sight. Once you land at Lukla, you’ll meet the local team who will accompany you during the trek. After resting for a while, you head to Phakding for the overnight stay.
The trek resumes after breakfast, and you hit the route that goes through the lush forests filled with rhododendrons, pines, and birches. Then, you descend to the banks of the Dudh Koshi River and cross it via a suspension bridge. From here onwards, you cross suspension bridges several times. You reach Monjo, where you need to show your permits to enter Sagarmatha National Park. After crossing the last bridge called Hillary Bridge, you ascend to Namche Bazaar for the overnight stay.
This is the first acclimatization day of this trek. Since you’ll be going to more than 5,000m, this day is vital to make your body familiar with the increasing altitude. After breakfast, you head to the nearby Khumjung village for exploration. Then, you head back to Namche, where you can explore the market area and visit the local monasteries. If you want, you can also hike up to Everest View Hotel to enjoy a panoramic view of Everest and its neighbouring mountains.
Today, you leave the bustling town of Namche Bazaar to head to quieter parts of the region. After breakfast, you head to the banks of the Dudh Koshi River after passing several villages like Sanasa and Kyanjuma. Then, you descend to Phungi Tenga and then ascend through forests filled with rhododendron and pine trees. Finally, you arrive at Tengboche for an overnight stay.
After an early breakfast, you head to explore the Tengboche Monastery, which is sacred to the local people. After exploring, you packed up and hit the trail towards Tengboche. En route, you get to see amazing views of mountains like Everest, Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, Nuptse, and many more. You cross the Imja Khola and arrive at Pangboche, which is filled with farmlands. You descend through villages like Somare and ascend again to reach Dingboche for the overnight stay.
This is the second acclimatization day of this trek in Dingboche. Dingboche is the last village of the Khumbu region. After breakfast, you head to explore the Imja Valley and enjoy the scenic views. You can also opt to explore the village itself. The views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Pumori, and Lobuche Peak are stunning from Dingboche.
The trek today goes through the Khumbu Khola Valley, and you head to Dughla. Along the trail, you can catch glimpses of Cho La Peak. The trail then goes past a stunning white Chorten and memorial site for deceased mountaineers. Then, the trail leads you through moraines of the Khumbu Glacier. After a short ascent, you reach Lobuche for the overnight stay.
The day has finally come to ascend to the base camp of the tallest mountain. Before heading to the base camp, you trek to Gorakshep while enjoying the views of Pumori, Nuptse, and Everest. From there, the route goes steeply towards the snowy and icy terrain. Following the rocky path filled with moraines of Khumbu Glacier, you walk a series of ascends and descends. Once you reach the base camp, you see magnificent views of the Khumbu glacier and Icefall.
You wake up before dawn to view the majestic mountains during sunrise. Hiking through the narrow and steep path, you arrive at Kalapatthar, where you get to see breathtaking views of Everest, Cho Oyu, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Nuptse. The view gets more spectacular when the first sun rays fall over the mountains. After soaking in the views, you head back to Gorakshep and have breakfast. Then, you pack up and descend to Dzongla via Lobuche for the overnight stay.
After an early breakfast, you head towards Cho La Pass. Once you reach the top of the pass, you get to see incredible views of Pumori, Everest, Thamserku, and other neighboring mountains. Then, you descend via a stony path and arrive at Phedi. From here, you ascend again to Thangnak for overnight stay. It is a small village where you can see glimpses of Machermo Peak.
After breakfast, you walk the trail that goes along the banks of Dudh Koshi River. The trail today is relatively flat and more relaxed as well. Slowly walk past glaciers and enter the Gokyo Valley. You enter the windy valley, and the stunning view of the Dudh Pokhari Lake greets you. Before dinner, you can explore the majestic Gokyo Lakes. Overnight stay at Gokyo.
You wake up early to hike to Gokyo Ri. The hike is short and easy. Once you reach the top, the fantastic views of Everest, Pumori, Cho Oyu, and Makalu greet you. After enjoying the view, you head back to have breakfast. You descend to the banks of the Dudh Koshi River. Then, you pass by the Gokyo Lakes. You make your way past several villages like Machhermo and Luza to arrive at Dole for the overnight stay.
After breakfast, you head to the steep downhill path that will lead you to the banks of the Dudh Koshi River. Then, you ascend to Mongla Hill. En route, you get to see spectacular views of Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kongde Ri. Later, you arrive at Sansa, and from there, Namche Bazaar is a short trek away. Overnight stay at a lodge.
Today is the last day of the trek in the beautiful Khumbu region, so enjoy every moment of it. You retrace the route you took to ascend. Enjoying the views of the mountains, you walk through rhododendron forests and cross several suspension bridges. You finally arrive at Lukla for the overnight stay.
Today, you head back to Kathmandu. You board the first flight and enjoy the aerial panoramas of the mountains. You land at Kathmandu and from the airport, our staff will take you to the hotel where you refresh and relax.
Today, you are free to enjoy the day as you like. You can head to explore the markets and buy souvenirs or choose to relax at a cafe. You can also book an appointment at a spa to wash away your fatigue. This day can also be a contingency day in case your flight gets delayed due to bad weather.
The trip has come to an end. After your successful trek to the Everest Base Camp with Cho La Pass, you can finally head back home full of unforgettable memories. Make sure that you have all your belongings with you. Our staff will drop you off at the airport according to the time of your scheduled flight.