Namaste and welcome to Nepal! We meet you on arrival and transport you to your hotel. Bed and breakfast plan.
Day 01 Arrive in Kathmandu (1350m).
Day 02 City tour or free day
to explore and shop on your own. The tour includes the Kathmandu valley, Pashupatinath temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Boudhanath Stupa. We offer an expert tour guide for this day excursion.
Day 03 Fly to Lukla (2,869m), trek to Phakding.
After an early breakfast, we take you to the domestic airport for the short, scenic flight to Lukla. We begin the trek above the Dudh Koshi River and walk to Phakding. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner (BLD) included.
Day 04 Phakding to Namche Bazaar
We begin our walk uphill after check-in at the Sagarmatha National Park counter. As we approach Namche Bazaar, we can see the stunning Himalayas, including Mt. Everest. Namche Bazaar, a bustling market town, is considered the Sherpa capital. BLD.
Day 05 Namche Bazaar, Rest and Acclimatization
During our acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar, we take short trips to explore the shrines, markets, and natural surroundings. We can opt to walk around villages such as Khunde, Khumjung, and others, experiencing the colorful monasteries and Chhortens.
Day 06 Namche Bazaar to Tengboche.
Today's walk gives us outstanding views of Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and many other white peaks. Tengboche is renowned for its beautiful Buddhist monastery.
Day 07 Tengboche to Pheriche.
We walk gradually up to a trail that is sometimes rocky to Pheriche.
Day 08 Pheriche to Lobuche.
Today we cross a glacial moraine, which at times can slow us down. Also, the air is becoming thinner as we continue ascending.
Day 09 Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5,364m), back to Gorakshep.
It’s a great day for us. We reach Gorakshep for lunch and then proceed to Everest Base Camp. Depending on the time of year, we may see the movement of climbers practicing for their climb of Mt. Everest. After a short time, we descend back to Gorakshep for our overnight stay.
Day 10 Hike up Kala Patthar (5,545m), trek to Lobuche.
We get up early to catch the sunrise view of Mt. Everest and surrounding peaks from Mt. Kalapatthar. Then we trek down to Pheriche, have lunch and trek down to Lobuche.
Day 11 Lobuche to Chhukung.
There are two options: one is to trek down to Chhukung via Dingboche and the other is to cross the scenic, and highest, Himalayan pass of the Everest region, Kongma La Pass.
Day 12 Chhukung to Island Peak Base Camp.
We walk gradually up, enjoying beautiful open-vista views of the surrounding peaks. After reaching base camp, we will practice various climbing techniques and familiarize ourselves with our equipment. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 13 Island Peak summit (6,189m), back to Base Camp.
We wake up early for our ascent of Island Peak, readying our ropes and crampons. This is a long day because of our pace, slowed by the thin air, the glacial landscape, and the round-trip distance. At the top, you enjoy the breathtaking panorama of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Lhotse Shar, Thamserku, Kantega and others. After taking lots of photos, we climb down to base camp. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 14 Reserve day to account for bad weather.
The weather may change at any time and we need to build an extra day into your schedule to help assure smooth travel plans. If there are no problems, the day can be used in Lukla, in case the flight gets delayed or canceled.
Day 15 Base Camp to Pangboche
Today we trek down to Pangboche, which has beautiful old monasteries, Chhortens, and Mani walls.
Day 16 Pangboche to Namche Bazaar
Walking gradually, we reach the familiar and hospitable town of Namche Bazaar. Many trekkers look forward to this return destination for the availability of a hot shower!
Day 17 Namche Bazaar to Lukla
On our last walking day, we reach Lukla from where we began the trek. It’s also the last day with some of our crew, so we enjoy the evening with a celebration to toast our successful trek.
Day 18 Fly back to Kathmandu
Early in the morning, we go to the airport to fly back to Kathmandu. From Kathmandu airport, we transfer you to your hotel.
Day 19 Rest day, farewell dinner
Enjoy a full day in Kathmandu, whether it’s shopping in Thamel, visiting historical sites or a well-deserved trekker’s message. We also want to celebrate your adventure with a farewell dinner.
Day 20 Departure.
After a memorable experience, we take you to the airport for your flight home. Thank you for your journey with us!