Day 01: Flight Kathmandu-Lukla
2850m. Trek to Phakding 2640m
Early in the morning after breakfast, transfer to the airport
to fly to Lukla. After 35 minutes flight land at the rough
airstrip of Lukla. We meet our trekking crews here & set
for the first day exciting walk towards Everest. A straight
walk for an hour takes you to Chaplung. Here the trail from
Lukla meets the main trail from Jiri. The trail still continues
for 2 hrs along the forest & reaches to Ghat and after
an hour walk takes you to Phakding where few numbers of lodges
are situated. We stop here for the night Camp.
Day 02: Phakding-Namche 3450m.
After the breakfast & the crews got ready, we set for
another day walk. Cross the long suspension bridge over Bhotekoshi
& the trail goes straight passes a forest & few villages
& after 2 hrs reaches to Jorsele. Where Everest National
Park check post is located, where national park permits are
checked. Jorsele is also the true beginning of Khumbu region
& from this point no firewood allowed. Leaving the park
entrance the path drops steeply to the long suspension bridge
across the Dudh Koshi. The trail still continues through the
straight path for an hour & becomes a bit steep &
passes through the forest & several Sherpa villages &
after 2 hrs reaches to Namche, a great spot for the first
closer views of the Everest & local Sherpa hospitality.
Day 03: Rest Day at Namche.
It is an acclimatisation day to avoid AMS problems. Or one
can have a picturesque excursions to Khumjung village .
Day 04: Namche-Tengboche. 3860m
Leaving for Tengboche, the trail that traverses from Choi
Gang to Kyanjuma Foundation. Here descent to the suspension
bridge across Dudh Koshi begins. After passing few tea houses
the trail reaches to Phungi Tenga. Now the walk up the hill
to Tengboche is pleasant. You passthrough a blend of forest
and shrub on a wide trail with many shortcuts leading from
it's also a better place for spotting pheasant, thar and deer.
The end of the climb is heralded by a kani, an arched entrance
with ceiling paintings of deities and forms of Buddha. Its
function is to cleanse people of the many feared spirits before
entering the sacred area. The trail from Phungi Tenga to Tengboche
takes about 3 hours. And during the walk one may have the
best views of Mt. Everest, Amadablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, Thamserku
& Kangi Tenga. You can also visit the famous Tengboche
Day 05: Tengboche-Pheriche 4280m
The trail passes on a slope track then climbs gently becoming
steeper & passes the forest & small lodges & reaches
to Pangboche. Pangboche is a village of Sherpas but famous
for its Monastery & it is claimed that the Yeti's scalp
& the fingers of hand are kept in this Monastery. After
Pangboche the trail passes through the meadow fields &
several tea houses & after 3 hrs reaches to Pheriche for
the night camp.
Day 06: Rest day at Pheriche.
Day 07: Pheriche-Lobuche 4940m
Leaving Pheriche, the trail meanders up the open valley, beautiful
when the weather is fine. A smaller trail then branches off
to the left and heads directly to the bridge over a few slippery
boulders, while the main path heads up to join the trail directly
from Dingboche just a minute before the bridge to Tukla. Climb
the ridge behind Dingboche on one of the many trails to the
higher plain. There are several paths to follow, all leading
to the bridge across Tukla. Beyond Tukla, the hill immediately
is tough. And the trail climbs gently and reaches with in
2 hrs to Lobuche.
Day 08: Lobuche-Kalapatthar 5545m -Gorakshep
Today the trail is the longest trail as it may take about
8 hours for the roundtrip. The trail from Lobuche to Gorakshep
gently climbs and takes about 4 hrs but the walk to Kalapatthar
is a bit harder as it's steep climb for about 3 hours. And
may have breathing problems. Kalapatthar is situated in the
bottom of Pumori and provides the panoramic views of the whole
mountains in the area of Everest. Then we descend down to
Gorakshep for our night camp, which takes about 1 hrs, descend.
Day 09: Gorakshep-Everest Base camp 5400m-Lobuche.
Today the trail takes you to the foot of Mt Everest. The trail
passes through the yak meadows & mostly on yak trails.
The trail also passes the Khumbu Glacier. Have a complete
rest at Everest Base camp & return back to Lobuche for
the night halt.
Day 10: Trek back Lobuche-Dingboche.
Day 11: Trek back Dingboche-Tengboche.
Day 12: Trek back Tengboche-Namche.
Day 13: Trek back Namche-Phakding.
Day 14: Trek back Phakding-Lukla.
Day 15: Fly Lukla-Kathmandu.