Min 4 pax
As per your scheduled flight, you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. Our representatives will be waiting for you to welcome you warmly. After brief introductions, you head to the hotel and refresh. You meet our representatives again for dinner and discussion about the details of the trip.
After an early breakfast, you head to the domestic airport and board the plane heading to Lukla, the gateway to the Everest region. En flight, you get to see amazing views of the hill landscape and mountains like Langtang, Manaslu, and Everest. Once you land at Lukla, you will meet the local guides who will accompany you in the climb. After resting for a while, you start the trek and head to Phakding, where you stay overnight.
After a hearty breakfast, you trek along the banks of the Dudh Koshi River. You cross the river several times through suspension bridges. You pass by several villages and reach Monjo, from where you enter Sagarmatha National Park. After showing your permits and official documents, you start to ascend towards Namche. En route, you will get the first glimpses of Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse. Overnight stay at the lodge.
You need to acclimatize to higher altitudes so that you won’t face any severe problems like altitude sickness. To adapt to increasing elevations, you need to walk around. So, after breakfast, you head to the Sherpa Culture Museum to know more about this unique ethnic community. Then, you explore the lively Namche Bazaar, and, in the afternoon, you can hike to the nearby areas of your choice.
After breakfast, you descend to the Dudh Koshi River and cross it. Then, you arrive at Phunke and ascend towards Tengboche. The Tengboche Monastery lies in this village and is the largest monastery of the Everest region. It is also a sacred place for the locals as they celebrate the Mani Rimdu festival here. Before dinner, you explore the monastery. Overnight stay at the lodge.
After breakfast, you walk through dense forests filled with pine, rhododendron, and birch. Then, you descend to Deboche, and from there, you cross the Imja River. After a short while, you reach Pangboche, where you do a quick tour of the Pangboche Monastery. After the tour, you enter Imja Valley as you continue to trek. Then, you ascend towards Dingboche for an overnight stay at the lodge.
Today will be the last day for acclimatizing because you’ll be climbing to higher than 5,000m altitude. After breakfast, you hike to the nearby peak to see the panoramic views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and even Island Peak. You can also explore other neighboring areas if you like. Before nightfall, you head back to the lodge.
You walk along stone-walled fields after breakfast. Slowly the Imja Valley widens up, and you get to see amazing views of the landscape. Ama Dablam and Lhotse also come into view as you progress with the trek. Walking along moraines, you reach Bibre village. From this village, climb a gentle slope and reach Chhukung for an overnight stay at the lodge.
After breakfast, you head towards the Island Peak Base Camp. The trail is a bit steep, so you need to follow the path carefully. You walk along glacier moraines and a stream, which eventually opens up to a wide valley on the south side of the peak. You find a suitable place to set tents for an overnight stay and prepare for it. With the help of the guides, you will check the conditions of your gears needed for the summit.
You wake up before dawn (around 1-2 a.m.) and start to prepare for the climb. Starting early is crucial as the midday winds can be powerful, hampering your climb. On average, it takes about 10-11 hours to summit, but this duration will depend on your pace as well. The guides will make safe paths, so you need to hear their instructions carefully and follow them. After a strenuous and adventurous climb, you arrive at the top of Island Peak. The reward is the breathtaking views of the mountains like Lhotse Ama Dablam and even Everest. You get to rejoice in the triumph for a while you soak in the light. Then you head back to Island Peak Base Camp for overnight stay.
Today, you clean the camping area, have breakfast, and start to retrace your steps. You head to the trail you used to ascend to Island Peak Base Camp. You pass along many settlement areas and dense rhododendron forests. You then leave Imja Valley and then head towards Pangboche. From there, you make your way towards Debouche and finally descend to Tengboche for an overnight stay at the teahouse.
Today, you trek back to the Sherpa town, Namche, after breakfast. You again retrace your steps and walk along the path you took in the earlier days. En route, you get to see spectacular views of Lhotse and Ama Dablam. Before nightfall, you reach Namche for an overnight stay at the lodge.
You head to Phakding after a hearty Sherpa style breakfast. The trek is relatively easy as there is no steep ascends and descends. You reach to Phakding during lunchtime.
Today is the last day of the trek, so make sure to savor every moment of it. En route, you pass by small settlement areas and then walk along the Dudh Koshi River. After crossing it, you arrive at Lukla. You will have a farewell dinner with the local guides at the hotel you’ll stay overnight.
Today is the last day in the Everest region. At breakfast, you bid farewell to the local guides and head to the airport. You then board the plane heading to Kathmandu. During the flight, enjoy the spectacular views of the mountains. In Kathmandu, our staff will pick you up from the airport and take you to the hotel. Remaining time of the day, you can give time to yourself to rest.
Today is your free day so you can spend it however you like. If you want to go souvenir shopping, we can recommend some good places. You can also choose to relax at a café or spa. If you want to visit a particular site, let us know, and we can arrange transportation for you. At dinner, you will meet the team who accompanied you in the trek.
Today is the last day of the trip. After breakfast, our staff will drop you off at the airport about 3 hours before your scheduled flight. Please make sure that you have all your belongings with you. Thank you for traveling with us, and I hope to see you again during your next trip to Nepal!
Top shelf company, have used several others in the past. Temba's company was excellent and helped us explore Kathmandu as well. I will be using them in the future.
Temba guided me through the Gokyo Lakes and brought me up Island Peak. Throughout the entire expedition, I was well-taken care of and I can always be sure that my safety was taken care of. Temba is also extremely knowledgeable about trekking and mountaineering.