Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival.
Day 02: Half Day Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Fly Lukla (2880m) & trek to Phakding (2652m)
Day 04: Namche Bazaar (3440 m)
Day 05: Khumjung (3780 m)
Day 06: Thyangboche (3867m)
Day 07: Retrace steps to Namche Bazaar
Day 08: Lukla
Day 09: Lukla / Kathmandu by Flight
Day 10: Free day (Options of doing sightseeing)
Day 11: Final Departure
Best Period: Feb to May – Oct to Dec
Time Period: 10 Nights / 11Days.
Trek Period: 06 Night / 07 Days
In Kathmandu: 04 Nights
Flights: 2 Ways (domestic Lukla flights)
Trek Type: Difficult
Highest Altitude: 3780 meters
Warning: Altitude Sickness.
Trek Start / End Point: Lukla
Accommodations: Hotels in Kathmandu / Lodges on trek
National Park: Sagarmatha National Park (1148 sq. kms)
Mountains: Everest, Lhotse, Tamserku, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Kantega, Pumo-ri, etc.
Rivers: Bhote Kosi, Dudh Kosi and Imjatse Khola etc.
Villages: Lukla, Namche, Thyangboche, Pheriche, etc
Tribes: Mostly Sherpas & Tibetans
Forests: Of Rhododendron and Pine.
Landscapes: Varying from temperate valleys to snow clad mountains
Day 01: Arrival: TIA, Kathmandu
Arrival in Kathmandu, met by a Khempalung Adventure representative and hotel transfer. Relax the rest of the day.
Day 02: Am: Sightseeing PM: Trek Briefing/Last minute essentials purchase
In the morning, travel through time as you explore the various UNESCO World Heritage sites of Kathmandu. Visit the temples and palaces of the Durbar Square with beautiful architecture, Swayambhu Stupa (Monkey Temple) and watch the Kathmandu Valley atop a hill.
In the evening a short brief about the trek and allow time to purchase last minute essentials.
Day 03: Flight: Kathmandu – Lukla, Trek: Lukla to Phakding (2652 m)
Catch an early morning amazing flight to Lukla – a trailer to your journey. The short flight will provide you glimpses of the Himalayas – your home for the next few days. Be met by Sherpa team and a short stroll around Lukla.
After we are set and porters have been assigned the luggage, we follow the trail towards the north-east. We cross a suspension bridge to leave Lukla behind. Cross small picturesque villages of Chaunrikharka and Ghat and descend to reach Phakding just by the river.
Overnight: Phakding Trek Duration: 3 hours.
Day 04: Namche Bazaar (3447 m)
Follow the trail with the gushing Dudh Kosi on your right – a pleasant walk as we pass through agricultural fields, small villages and a beautiful monastery. Cross Dudh Kosi at Benkar and be greeted with tantalizing glimpses of snow-capped peaks Kusum Kanguru(6369m) and Thamserku (6623m). Steep climb for 20 mins to reach Monjo – our lunch stop.
Head to the check post to clear our permits and enter Sagarmatha National Park. A busy trail with several interests – small villages, pine forests. After crossing the river again, a steady climb to reach Namche Bazaar – halfway through the climb catch your first glimpse of the mighty three – Everest (8848m), Mt. Nuptse (7879m), and Lhotse (8383m).
Reach Namche Bazaar – a bustling little prosperous town in the Khumbu region surrounded by beautiful mountain peaks.
Overnight: Namche Trek Duration: 5 – 5 ½ hours.
Day 05: Khumjung (3780 m) via Everest View Hotel
Set out from Namche Bazar and reach a small pass – a steep ascent awaits you. Reach Syangboche which features an inoperative airport with a stone plowed runway. A pleasant hike through meadows and small remnants of coniferous forests with beautifully scattered rhododendrons. Kongde Ri (6186m) is behind you.
We reach Everest View Hotel which features unspoiled views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse amongst other Himalayan peaks. Head towards towards Khumjung– the largest Sherpa village in Khumbu.
Overnight: Khumjung Trek Duration: 3 ½ – 4 ½ hours.
Day 06: Thyangboche (3867m)
We pass the village pf Khumjung and start our descend towards Phunki Tanga located at the bottom of the valley. We enjoy magnificent views of the Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kang Taiga as we follow the meandering downhill trail
From Phunki Tanga a steep trail leads us to Thyangboche where we can get spending views of the Himalayas, including Everest. Thyangboche features a monastery, the most revered in the Khumbu Region where all Everest Expeditions receive their blessings before heading towards the challenge they are about to embark on.
Overnight: Thyangboche Trek Duration: 4 ½ – 5 hours
Day 07: Namche Bazaar (3447m)
Retrace our steps through the forests of juniper, rhododendrons and fir to Phunki Tanga. Cross Dudh Kosi, ascend to Trashinga. Stop for a short break and Shanasa – a small town where Tibetan traders have traditional artifacts and souvenirs for sale. Indulge yourself. An easy walk brings us to Namche Bazaar.
Overnight: Namche Trek Duration: 5 ½ hours.
Day 08: Lukla
We exit the Sagarmatha National Park at the same point we had entered a few days ago. Follow the same footsteps, take in the views of the mountains – our abode for the past few days and make way to Lukla – where we officially finish our trek.
In the evening, a farewell dinner, and may be followed by a few celebratory drinks and dance with our Sherpa companions.
Overnight: Lukla Trek Duration: 6 – 6 ½ hours.
Day 09: Flight: Lukla to Kathmandu
A hearty breakfast – our last meal in the lap of the Himalayas and take a short flight to Kathmandu.
Upon arrival, be met by a representative and transferred to hotel.
The remainder of the day is free.
Overnight: Hotel, Kathmandu.
Day 10: Free day in Kathmandu
Take the day to explore Kathmandu – a city where the modern meets the traditional.
Note: If you wish to go sightseeing, please contact our representative for tour options.
Day 11: Departure
Last minute shopping of souvenirs and transfer to TIA, Kathmandu for onward journey.
Watch the Himalayas pass by as you relive the memories spent only days ago in the heart of the mountains. Relish on the achievement of a lifetime experience.