The trek commences with an early flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, the heart of the Khumbu Region. The rest of the day is an easy one of around three hours to our first overnight stay at Phakding. We head north initially upward the Dudh Kosi valley to Namche Bazaar, the major trading hub of the region. From Namche the trail follows the Imja Khola and on route there are some spectacular views of the Khumbu Himal, Thamserku and Kantega with Amadablam in the distance. Dominating the skyline ahead are Everest and Lhotse. The trail ascends and climbs gradually up the Imja Khola and eventually emerging above the tree line before Dingboche. Dingboche to Kalapatthar takes a further two days via the Everest glacier for a truly “hands on” experience of Mt. Everest, Nuptse and Lhotse which tower above. It takes further five days retracing to Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu. An attainable trek for anyone who is reasonably fit, with the itinerary set to minimize any effects of altitude.
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu – transfer hotel – tour briefing Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Day 03: Flight to Lukla – trek Phakding (2652 m.) Day 04: Phakding / Namche Bazaar (3446 m.) Day 05: Namche Bazaar rest Day 06: Namche Bazaar / Thyengboche (3867 m.) Day 07: Thyengboche / Dingboche (4343 m.) Day 08: Dingboche / Lobuche (4930 m.) Day 09: Early morning trek to Kalapatthar (5545 m.) back to Gorak Shep Day 10: Trek to Everest Base Camp and back to Lobuche (4930 m.) Day 11: Lobuche / Dzongla Day 12: Cross Cho-La pass and trek to Thagnag Kharka. Day 13: Trek to Gokyo Lake Day 14: Excursion to Gokyo Ri and back to Gokyo Lake trek Day 15: Trek over Renjo-La and further down to the next side of pass Day 16: Trek to Thame village Day 17: Thame / Monjo Day 18: Monjo / Lukla Day 19: Flight Lukla to Kathmandu Day 20: At leisure in Kathmandu Day 21: Transfer airport -flight to your onward destination