Welcome to vibrant Kathmandu:
After clearing immigration and customs at the airport, we will be received by the friendly staff from Himalayan Advisor. We will be assisted with our transfer to the hotel in vibrant Thamel, filled with restaurants, colorful shops and outdoor outfitters which may help us acquire any last-minute trekking gear. After the check in at the hotel, we are free to rest in the hotel or explore the frenetic Thamel area. In the evening, savor the delicious Nepali cuisine on a welcome dinner in a local restaurant. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu:
Today we take a guided tour around the beautiful Kathmandu Valley.The Kathmandu Valley is an artistic city and has many UNESCO World heritage sites. The temples, palaces, courtyards and stone alleys of the three Durbar Square reflect the rich art, architecture and culture of the medieval era. Nepal is a country with religious diversity. Visits to the sacred Hindu and Buddhist sites, including Swayambhunath, Boudhanath and Pashupatinath will showcase the art, culture and religious harmony of the country. In the evening we start preparing for our trek in the beautiful Everest region. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Fly to Lukla Airport and Trek to Phakding:
We rise early to be transferred to the Airport. We take a short scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, ‘Gateway to the Everest region,’ perched at 2840m with the Dudh Koshi river below it. We begin our trek from Lukla with a descent through terraced hillsides and along stone fences to the Dudh Koshi River and cross a hanging bridge to reach the beautiful Phakding village.On the way we pass through many we’ll pass many mani walls, boulders carved with Buddhist prayer inscriptions and decorated with bright colors. The Buddhists believe these to be sacred and so as a sign of respect to the local culture we pass them in a clockwise direction. Overnight at a teahouse in Phakding.
Trek to Namche Bazaar:
After a hearty breakfast in Phakding, we begin our walk on the trail as it meanders through rolling terrain, past traditional stone houses, plowed fields and a forest of rhododendron, magnolia and giant fir-trees. The trail continues to ascend north from the Dudh Kosi valley to Monjo, where it officially enters the Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. We continue our walk and after some more ascends we should have our first glimpse of the summit of Everest appearing majestically behind the great ridge of Nuptse-Lhotse. We continue our walk until we reach Namche Bazaar, a prosperous Sherpa village and an important trading center in the Khumbu Region. Overnight at a Teahouse in Namche Bazaar.
Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar:
We wake up to the sunrise surrounded by snowy summits. Today is acclimatization day in Namche. The best way to spend an acclimatization day is to stay active by travelling high and sleeping low. We climb steeply out of Namche to the Everest View Hotel where we can get wonderful views of wonderful views of Everest and Ama Dablam. We can also trek to the surrounding villages of Thame and Khumjung. These short hikes are designed to give our body time to get used to high-altitude trekking. In the evening we can explore the colorful Namche bazaar filled with a variety of shops, restaurants and bakeries. Overnight at a Teahouse in Namche Bazaar.
Trek to Tengboche Monastery:
We continue along the trail as it turns northeast from Namche along a tributary valley. The route from Namche to Tengboche route is unbelievably beautiful as the Dudh Koshi river is far below and Thamserku, Kantega, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Everest rise in front. As we continue our walk the mountain views start to open up, becoming more dramatic as we ascend to approach the holy ground of Tengboche which is surrounded by a protected juniper forest.The famous Tengboche Monastery sits on a top of a beautiful hill. We visit the famous Tengboche monastery and watch the sunset on the stunning panorama of mountains surrounding us. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse and Ama Dablam provide a wonderful backdrop to the Tengboche villages. Overnight at teahouse in Tengboche.
Trek to Dingboche:
We enjoy the morning sun over the beautiful mountain panorama and start our walk towards Dingboche. We descend through the forest to Devoche and walk further to cross the rushing Imja River. We walk along the Imja valley with a stunning peak of Ama Dablam towering directly overhead. We continue along the trail as it ascends slowly up to the windswept potato fields of Dingboche village, the highest permanent Sherpa settlement in the Everest region. Overnight at a Teahouse in Dingboche.
Acclimatization in Dingboche:
Today is an acclimatization day in Dingboche. Our main aim of the day is to keep ourself and active to travel high and sleep slow. We take a short hike to Nangkartshang Peak a small summer settlement at 5100 m from where we can enjoy spectacular views of mountains like Makalu, Lhotse, Chalotse, Tawoche and Ama Dablam. After enjoying the beautiful scenery we retrace our way back to Dingboche village. Today’s hike should help the body acclimatize more effectively, as the next three days of the trek become more challenging. Overnight at a Teahouse in Dingboche.
Trek to Lobuche:
Leaving Dingboche, The trail climbs steeply out and past a chorten. We gradually ascend the valley to reach Dugla at the end of the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. We then take a short and steep ascent to Chukpo Lari, a poignant place where a line of memorials in tribute to the climbers who have died on Everest has been established. We can view a beautiful panorama of the peaks lying on the Nepal-Tibet border from here. The trail then eases and continues on towards Lobuche, a tiny hamlet with a few teahouses where the view is straight towards Nuptse. The sunset on Nuptse is not to be missed. Overnight at a teahouse in Lobuche.
Trek to Gorakshep then hike to Everest Base Camp:
Today's trekking is quite challenging due to the increasing altitude. We walk to the edge of the Khumbu Glacier and climb to the village of Gorak Shep, nestled under the soaring summits. We relax and get adjusted to the altitude before we take a hike to Everest Base Camp. After the rest at Gorak Shep we climb onto the lateral moraine of the Khumbu glacier. We climb the side of the glacier before finally descending onto the rocky glacial moraine itself. We then follow the winding trail through fascinating ice seracs to the glorious Everest Base Camp. In the spring, we can see many mountaineers in the camp preparing for the Everest Expedition. Although we cannot view mount Everest from here, the thrill of being in the base camp of the world highest mountain will fill us with the sense of accomplishment. After some pictures in the base camp, we will retrace our steps back to Gorak Shep. Overnight ata teahouse in Gorak Shep.
Hike to Kalapathar and trek to Pheriche:
We may not have viewed the Mount Everest from the Base camp yesterday, but todays hike to to the small peak of Kalapathar at 5,545m rewards with the magnificent close up view of the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest, along with other peaks. After enjoying the magnificent views, we return back to Gorak Shep and retrace our way back to Lobuche for lunch and then continue descending down the valley to the lower altitude of Pheriche for the night. Overnight at teahouse in Pheriche.
Trek back to Tyangboche hill:
We walk along the trail climbing through the rhododendron forests bursting with flowers to reach the beautiful him top at Tengboche. Situated in picturesque settings,Tengboche hosts the main Tibetan Buddhist Monastery in the Khumbu region. We can enjoy the beautiful panoramic view of the mountains and further observe the life in monastery Overnight at a teahouse in Tyangboche hill.
Trek down to Namche Bazaar:
Today, we retrace our way back following the winding trail to the vibrant Namche bazaar. Today’s hike full of descent with as the air continues to become more oxygen-rich. We continue along the Dudh Koshi river and complete our walk today with a gradually descend from Kyangjuma to Namche Bazaar. Visit shops, restaurants and bakeries in this beautiful Sherpa Town. Overnight at a Teahouse in Namche Bazaar.
Trek back to Lukla village:
We leave Namche Bazaar and continue our descent. Today is our final walk in the beautiful Everest region, so we take lots of photographs of Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam on the way. We continue downhill till Phakding from where we start ascending to Lukla. Lukla is known for end of the trek celebrations. We can enjoy the celebration and prepare for our early morning flight back to Kathmandu. Overnight at a teahouse in Lukla.
Fly from Lukla airport to Kathmandu:
We rise early for our flight back to Kathmandu. We will look at the magnificent mountains of the Everest region as we fly back to the vibrant Kathmandu City. After the transfer to our hotel in Kathmandu, we can either rest in the Kathmandu or explore the beautiful shops for souvenir shopping in Kathmandu. Clothing, embroidery, carpets and ceramics are all on offer here. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.
Flight reserve day/ Leisure at Kathmandu:
Today is a leisure day in Kathmandu. This day is perfect day to explore the sites which we had missed earlier. We can also spend the day strolling near a pool side or relaxing at a spa in Kathmandu. Himalaya Advisor is always ready to provide with some fun ideas to spend the day. The reminder of the day is at your leisure to shop or relax before your journey home. In the evening, Enjoy a final night in Kathmandu with a celebratory group dinner. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Departure from Kathmandu:
Today we transfer to the airport for homeward bound flights. We bid goodbye to the beautiful Himalayan nation as we recollect the wonderful memories of the past few weeks. Himalayan Advisor will love to serve you for your future trekking and tour plans in Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan.
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