Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Arrive at Kathmandu after a scenic flight over the mountains. Meet the representative of Adventure Mission Nepal Treks & Expedition (AMN) and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: explore the city and prepare for the trek.
You can spend this day exploring some of the World heritage sites in Kathmandu valley for some time and prepare for the trek in the afternoon.
Day 03: Flight to Lukla - Trek to Phakding/Monjo [2656m]
We will take an early morning flight to Lukla [2850m] where our trekking crew will be waiting for us. We will head towards the Dudh Koshi valley in a well defined stone paved path for 3 hours to reach Phakding for overnight stay. If we stay at Monjo it will be one more hour of walk from Phakding.
Day 04: Trek to Namche [3440m]
Today we will walk for around 5-6 hours to reach Namche Bazaar from Phakding/Monjo. After walking ahead of Monjo for some time we will head towards the entrance of the Sagarmatha National Park. After walking for sometime on a steep trail we will reach Namche bazaar, the famous settlement of Sherpa people and the gateway to the Everest base camp.
Day 05: Rest day for exploring and acclimatization.
We will rest today for acclimatization as we will be walking up hill tomorrow so getting acclimatized is very essential. You can explore the Namche bazaar which has lots of things to see. Khunde Hospital set-up by Sir Edmund Hillary, Everest View Hotel, the local market and the lifestyle of people are some things worth observing. Namche Bazaar offers fantastic view of the Himalayan peaks like Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse and Everest which you can enjoy just sitting at your hotel balcony. There is a small museum giving you information about Sherpa people, culture, religion and other things related to mountains.
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche [3867m]
After breakfast we will head towards Tengboche which takes 5-6 Hours of walk, the trail continues high above the Dudh Kosi. From here onwards you will be getting much better view of the mountains in the Khumbu region including the Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam. We will walk past small settlements hamlets and teashops and reach Phunki Tenga for lunch. We will take a brief rest at this village after lunch and then start the steep climb to Tengboche. After 3 hours of tiring walk up hill we will reach Tengboche, famous for the biggest monastery in the Khumbu region.
Day 07: Trek to Pheriche [4252m]
After breakfast we will start descending towards the Imja River and then climb towards the village of Pangboche. As Ama Dablam stands in front of this village you can have an excellent view of the mountain from here. After walking for couple of hours from Pangboche we will reach the Pheriche village for overnight stay.
Day 08: Rest and explore around the Pheriche
Today you can rest or explore around the village for acclimatization.
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche [4930m]
We continue up the wide valley beneath the impressive peaks of Cholatse and Tawoche on the left. We then turn right and take a steep climb towards the foot of the Khumbu Glacier. The tea house at Duglha is a good spot to have lunch. The trail zigzags up through the boulders of the glacier's terminal moraine. At the top of this climb there are many stone cairns, built as memorials to the many Sherpas who have died while climbing Mt Everest. The path then climbs gently along the glacier, to eventually reach the cluster of houses at Lobuche.
Day 10: Trek to Gorak Shep [5184m]
Today we will follow the Khumbu Glacier to reach Kala Patthar. We will walk in the not so well defined trail for 4 hours until we reach Gorak Shep for lunch. After lunch and a brief rest we will walk up to the finest viewpoint in the Khumbu region, Kala Pattar [5554m]. We will hike down and have a early dinner so that we can prepare well by taking much needed rest for tomorrow’s trek to the Everest base camp.
Day 11: Trek to Everest Base Camp [5357m]
Today is the day you have been looking forward since last one and a half week. Today we will start early since it is a long walk of about 7 hours through ice pinnacles and past the crevasses of the Khumbu Glacier. On the return leg, we can take a higher route to get a spectacular view of the Khumbu icefall and the route to the South Col. We return to either Gorak Shep or Lobuche.
Day 12: Trek to Pangboche [3985m]
We will walk downhill for most of the day to Duglha and descend to Pheriche today before we reach Pangboche for overnight stay. You can visit The Himalayan Rescue Association and trekker’s aid post at Pheriche. We will cross the Khumbu River on a wooden suspension bridge and continue ahead to the Imja River to reach Pangboche.
Day 13: Trek to Namche [3440m]
We follow the trail along the Imja River and, after crossing it, climb back up through the rhododendron forest to reach Tengboche. You can see many Himalayan peals from here. Some of them include Kwangde, Tawoche, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Thamserku, Amadablam and Kantega. We will walk further for 5 hours until we reach Namche for overnight stay.
Day 14: Trek to Lukla [2800m]
Today is the last day of the trek as we will descend down to Lukla. Since you have completed the most exciting trek in the world it calls for a party so engage in the local restaurants with the crew and have some beer and dance with the local Sherpas in the evening.
Day 15: Fly to Kathmandu
We will reach Kathmandu for breakfast as we will take an early morning flight from Lukla. You are free in the day time to explore or take rest.
Day 16: Depart Kathmandu to reach another destination or fly back home with memories of the trek.
You can depart from Kathmandu to your home country or extend the trip and head for another trip within or outside Nepal.