As per your schedule, you land at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. At the airport, our representatives and staff will be eagerly waiting to welcome you warmly. After brief introductions, you head to the hotel and refresh. You meet our team again for a welcome dinner, and you can discuss the details of the trip.
Since it is an expedition, you need to obtain the necessary permit. You fill in all the essential details to get the permit, and our staff will look after the official procedures. In the meantime, you can buy or rent the necessary items needed for the expedition. If you want, we can also arrange meetings with expert mountaineers who can give you tips to make your expedition go smoothly. Later, you head out to sightsee some of the famous landmarks of the valley like Patan Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Temple, and Boudhanath Stupa.
You head to the domestic airport early in the morning and board the first flight to Lukla. En flight, you get to enjoy the fantastic panoramic views of the hills and mountains like Langtang, Manaslu, Everest, etc. Once you land at Lukla, you’ll meet the local team who’ll help you throughout the expedition. After introductions and brief rest, you trek through the rhododendron forests, following the Dudh Koshi River, and arrive at Phakding for the overnight stay at a lodge.
After breakfast, you continue the trek through the lush forest. After crossing a small stream, you ascend to Bengar. From Bengar, you head to Monjo, the entry point of Sagarmatha National Park. After showing your entry permit and completing necessary official procedures, you continue on the trail that goes uphill. You cross several suspension bridges. After crossing the last one called Hillary Bridge, you ascend to Namche Bazaar, the biggest Sherpa town of the region. Overnight stay at a lodge.
To ascend to higher elevations, it is essential to acclimatize. So, you spend one whole day at Namche Bazaar, exploring the vibrant town. After breakfast, you prepare to hike to the Everest View Hotel, where you can see breathtaking panoramas of the mountain vistas, including Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and many more. After soaking in the view, you head back to Namche Bazaar. If you want, you can hike to the Sherpa Culture museum to learn more about the culture of the Sherpas.
The trek resumes after breakfast. The trail goes uphill to the Sagarmatha National Park Museum. Walking along the ridge, you get to see amazing views of the valley. Going uphill, you arrive at Kyangjuma, and from there, descend to Phunke Tenga. The trail consists of the stone-paved path and then goes upward to arrive at Tyangboche. Once you refresh, you head to explore the Tyangboche Monastery, a sacred place for the locals. Overnight stay at a lodge.
Walking through the pine forests, you make your way towards Debouche after breakfast. En route, you get to see amazing views of the landscape along with mountains like Ama Dablam and Kangtega. The trail then goes uphill, and you walk past many Chortens to reach Pangboche. Walking through the potato fields, you ascend to Mani Stupa, and from there, you head up to arrive at Dingboche for the overnight stay at a lodge.
After breakfast, you descend to the village of Pheriche, and from there, you head to Dughla. The trail then goes above the river formed by the Khumbu Glacier. Enjoying the views of the mountains and landscape, you arrive at Dughla. After crossing this village, the trail then gives you the excellent views of Mt. Pumori and other neighboring peaks. As you enjoy the light in the uphill path, you arrive at Lobuche for the overnight stay at a lodge.
Today will be the second and final acclimatization day of the expedition. Lobuche village is located at the foothills of Lobuche Peak. So, after breakfast, you head to the Lobuche Peak Base Camp. Following the icy path filled with crevasses, you arrive at the base camp, where the sceneries of the valley and the mountain ranges reward you. Then, you return to Lobuche to have breakfast.
The trail today goes up towards the glaciers and moraines. Making your way through the rocky and icy trail, you arrive below the Khumbu Glacier. Filled with moraine dunes, the trail takes you to Gorakshep. It is the last stop where you get to stay in a comfortable lodge. Overnight stay at a lodge.
Today, you have a hearty breakfast and prepare yourself as you’ll be heading to the Pumori Base Camp. If you’re interested, you can do an early morning hike to Kalapatthar to see the breathtaking panorama of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and many other mountains. As you make your way to the base camp, the trail gets steeper and narrower. After crossing a few crevasses, you arrive at a relatively flat area, which is the base camp. You find a suitable ground to set up tents for camping.
More than two weeks are allocated for the summit period. During this time, you acclimatize and set up camps at different elevations. The local team will help you in your preparation for the climb, including the safety guidelines as well. Once you reach the summit, the stunning up-close views of Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Nuptse, and the neighboring mountains reward you. On the 28th day, you finally descend and arrive at the base camp.
After the tiring successful climb, it is time to head back to lower elevations. You make your way to Gorakshep after cleaning the base camp. From the base camp, you head to Lobuche through the farmlands and beautiful sceneries of the mountains. Then, you descend to the village of Pheriche, where you stay overnight at a lodge. Here, you can heartily celebrate the successful climb and relax your tired body.
Today, you retrace your steps back to Tyangboche. Descending through the pine forest, you get to enjoy the tranquil environment and the mountains in the backdrop. The trail seems relatively more relaxed as you descend and walk past villages like Deboche. You arrive at Tyangboche for the overnight stay at a lodge. If you have spare time before dinner, you can head to explore the monastery and the yak cheese factory located nearby.
Today, you head back to the bustling town of Namche Bazaar. The trail first descends to Phunke Tenga and then goes uphill to Kyangjuma. En route, you get to see amazing views of Everest, Ama Dablam, and Cho Oyu. Following the trail that goes through the rhododendron forests, you arrive at Namche Bazaar. You can head to explore the market area before your dinner. Overnight stay at a lodge.
After breakfast, you make your way through the mixed forest filled with rhododendrons, oaks, and pine trees. You then descend to the banks of the Bhote Koshi River. You pass through many small settlement areas and villages. After crossing Monjo, you officially leave the Sagarmatha National Park and then ascend to Lukla. Before dinner, you can head to explore the local market of Lukla. Overnight stay at a lodge.
Today is your last day in the Khumbu region. After an early hearty breakfast, you head to the airport and catch the flight that will take you back to Kathmandu. En flight, enjoy the picturesque views of the mountains one last time. Once you land at the domestic airport at Kathmandu, you head to the hotel and rest.
An extra day is kept just in case there is a flight delay due to weather or other technical issues. If the trip goes as planned, you can have the whole day to yourself. You can visit the local markets and buy souvenirs. You can also opt to relax at a cafe or book an appointment at a spa to treat your tired body. In the evening, you join our staff again for a farewell dinner.
The trip has finally come to an end. Now, it’s time for you to depart back home. Please make sure that you have all your belongings with you. As per your scheduled flight, our staff will make sure to drop you off at the airport on time. Thank you for choosing to travel to us, and we hope to see you again. Have a safe flight!