DAY 01 - KATHMANDU: ARRIVAL DAY
Welcome to Kathmandu, the capital and cultural hub of Nepal! Well be waiting with a warm greeting and easy transfer to your hotel.
DAY 02 - KATHMANDU TO LUKLA FLIGHT AND PHAKDING
After a short morning flight to Lukla walk through Chaurikharka village and descent towards Dudhkoshi Ghat (2,530m/8,300ft). The trail follows the bank of the Dudhkoshi River until Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft), where we will be staying for the night to acclimatize.
DAY 03 - PHAKDING TO NAMCHE BAZAAR
Well have breakfast in Phakding before gearing up for the trek to Namche Bazaar, the biggest sherpa village in Nepal.
DAY 04 - NAMCHE BAZAAR: REST AND ACCLIMATIZATION DAY
At this point, we take a well-deserved break! Today will be spent resting and allowing our bodies to become acclimatized to the lofty altitude.
DAY 05 - NAMCHE BAZAAR TO TENGBOCHE
Breakfast in Namche Bazaar fuels us for another day of trekking towards Everest Base Camp today! Breathtaking views of the Himalayas - Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and many more.
DAY 06 - TENGBOCHE TO DINGBOCHE
Our trek today kicks off with a walk through the rhododendron forest to Deboche followed by a bridge over the raging Imja Khol River. Well pass the valley wall and then traverse the plains to Pangboche village, the biggest settlement of Sherpas in the region.
DAY 07 - DINGBOCHE TO LOBUCHE
From here on forth, the trek will move more gradually be more challenging, due to the higher altitude. Well pass Dungla, but not before a tough, steep walk to the top of a high hill. Here are the memorial stupas dedicated to the climbers and trekkers who lost their lives to Everest over the years.
DAY 08 - LOBUCHE TO GORAKSHEP AND EVEREST BASE CAMP, EBC TO GOREKSHEP
This is it! Our big day kicks off with an initial, relatively easy trek from Lobuche to Gorekshep. The subsequent, straight trail to Everest Base Camp is harder, involving rocky dunes and moraine, formed accumulation of unconsolidated glacial debris. On the way to our destination, well approach the famed Khumbu Glacier and icefall, located on the slopes of Everest.
DAY 09 - GOREKSHEP TO KALAPATHAR AND PHERICHE
Well wake before dawn today to trek towards Kalapathar (which means black rock) for a fiery, glorious sunrise over Mt. Everest.
DAY 10 - PHERICHE TO NAMCHE
The walk from Pheriche back to Tengboche is mainly downhill, although it does, counterintuitively, require an hour scaling a hill.
DAY 11 - NAMCHE TO PHAKDING AND LUKLA
After breakfast, we trek toward the Hillary Suspension Bridge and then pass through several local villages.
DAY 12 - LUKLA TO KATHMANDU
In the morning, youll hop a brief flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, where your journey both began and ends.
DAY 13 - KATHMANDU: DEPARTURE DAY
Departure to Airport.