Stunning views of Mount Everest, Sherpa Culture, Everest Base Camp, Thyangboche Monastery, Climbing and Camping, Himalayan Mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, Sightseeing Kathmandu
Great Nepal Representative welcomes you at the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) and you will be transfer to the Hotel. Great Nepal Representative will explain briefly about the travel itinerary upon Airport arrival. Overnight stay at hotel
The next day you will go for sightseeing around the beautiful and culturally rich city Kathmandu visiting the temples, monuments, monasteries, world heritage sites and many more. You can even travel around Thamel, the tourist hub of Kathmandu, in the evening and enjoy the evening environment there. Overnight stay at a hotel.
The third day you will drive from Kathmandu along the Araniko Highway to Jiri. It is an 8-hour drive from the capital and there are plenty of chances to behold the natural beauty of the region while travelling by vehicle. While travelling above rivers like Bhotekoshi & Tama Koshi, beautiful places like Khadichaur, Mudhe, Dolalghat falls on our way. Upon reaching Jiri via Charikot, you will trek for a short distance until Shivalaya where you will be staying in a local guesthouse.
Trek to Bhandar from Shivalaya is tentatively around 6 hours and you can cover almost 8 kilometers on the day as you walk past several villages and local and ethnic people of the region. Getting along with the local people as we trek is also one of the features of this trek. Overnight stay at a guesthouse
The next day you resume your trek as the trail now crosses several streams, rhododendron forests, Sherpa villages and settlement areas. You cover almost 11km on day five in about eight hours of trekking. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Sete.
On sixth day, you reach Junbesi, a small little town in Solukhumbhu district. On the way there are several of local tea shops where you can rest for a while drinking Tibetan tea. Distance to cover on day six is almost 10 km as it takes nearly 7-8 hours to reach Junbesi. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
You take a mild down climbing from Junbsei to Nhuntala on the seventh day. The views on the way to Nhuntala are quite amazing and it is a pleasurable walk for the trekkers as they will find even great view from Nhuntala. It might be a long day as you have to cover 16km & approximately 8 hours of trek. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
It is relatively short trek from Nhuntala to Kharikhola as you cross the Dudh Koshi River on your way to the destination. Plenty of suspension bridges are also on the way of the trail as you also come across some Rai and Sherpa villages. You cross almost 12km distance in 6 hours before reaching Kharikhola. Overnight stay in a guesthouse.
The trail continues along a relatively comfortable terrain as you trek for almost 7 hours and reach Surkhe on day nine. A total distance of 10 kms is covered on the ninth day. There are also opportunities to get glimpses of various flora and fauna on the way. Overnight stay in a guesthouse.
You reach Phakding on the tenth day after hiking for seven hours and covering a distance of 11 kilometers. Phakding is the meeting point of the trekkers who come from Jiri and those who come via Lukla flight. Some outstanding hotels and lodges are available in Phakding. Overnight stay in a guesthouse.
On the eleventh morning, you can continue your trek and follow the trail along the Dudh Kosi River while ascending through Himalayan Pine and Doedar Cedar forests to the ultimate destination, that of popular village of Namche Bazaar. The village of Namche has remained a historic trading point for the Nepalese and Tibetan traders who exchange salt, dried meat and other consumable and textile items. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Namche Bazzar.
The 12th day of the trek will be spent in Namche Bazaar for acclimatization purpose. As the altitude will now increase quite steeply, a day for acclimatization is paramount and strictly advisable for prospective trekkers. One can spend the day in Lukla visiting the local Bazaar of Namche or visiting the nearby Sherpa village or if you are not much tired and are ready for a few hours of trek, then you can go to the Everest Hotel for great panoramic view of the Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse and others. Located at an altitude of 3900m, Everest Hotel is the hotel that is situated at the highest altitude in the world. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
After a day of acclimatization in Namche, you resume your trek and climb further uphill. The trek now gets difficult with increasing altitude and the trekkers are advised to go about the trek in a slow and mild manner. Plenty of hotels are found along the way and the tourists will have the opportunity to take a short break if they want. After almost five hours of trek we reach Tengboche. It is a village in the Khumbu region of Everest and is located at 3,867 metres. Tengboche is mostly popular for the important Buddhist monastery, Tengboche Monastery, which happens to be the largest gompa in the entire Khumbu region. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
After having tea on the 14th day morning, you will resume your journey towards the Everest Base Camp. Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, Mount Nuptse and other Himalayas seems as they are playing along the trail. At some point the mountains will come quite close while, at some other points they will appear farther away. Finally, after more than six hours of trek, we reach Dingboche, a small village in the Khumbu region that falls in Chukhung Valley. Dingboche is a popular stop for trekkers and climbers who are headed to the Everest or who are returning from Everest. As there are plenty of hotels and guesthouses, the entire village rests heavily on tourism. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
On the 15th day of the trek, you reach further close to get that elusive glimpse of the Mount Everest as you continue uphill through the trail. Lobuche is the last settlement area before the Everest Base Camp and some old-fashioned guesthouses are available there. Many traders who come via Tibet also stay at Lobuche for the night before they resume their travel the next day. Overnight stay at a guesthouse
The most sought after point of the trek comes on day 16 as you head towards the Everest Base Camp located at almost 5400 meters of altitude. 3-4 hours trek from Lobuche is enough to take EBC. Unfortunately, the actual positioning of the Everest is such that the actual summit is not quite visible from the Base Camp, though you get amazing glimpses of the peak. After spending some time at the EBC, you return to Gorak Shep where you will be staying overnight at a guesthouse.
As Kala Patthar offers the best view of the entire Mount Everest and the surrounding peaks, you trek to Kala Patthar from Gorak Shep. It does not take much long till you reach Kala Patthar and behold the beauty and grandeur of the Everest. It is located at an altitude of 5545 meters and it is also the point from where the Everest expedition starts. After staying at Kala Patthar for some time and looking at the mountain summits, you start your return journey. You will reach Pheriche, a small village in the Khumbu region, at the end of the day. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Journey back to Namche from Pheriche is quite easy and comfortable as it traverses through several Sherpa settlement areas and villages. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Namche Bazaar.
The trek continues further downhill as you reach Lukla after almost seven hours of trek. You will be staying in Lukla for the rest of the day and prepare yourself to board a flight back to Kathmandu the next day.
The next day, you will board a flight back to Kathmandu while enjoining the 30-minutes of exhilarating mountain flight. The rest of the time in Kathmandu, you will be shopping and buying souvenirs to your loved ones. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
On the 21st day of the trip and after almost three weeks of continuous trek to the Everest Base Camp region, you will head back to your country with some great memories of the Khumbhu region on your mind & soul. Board a flight back to your country from TIA, Kathmandu.