A classic trek through Sherpa villages to the base of Mount Everest and Kala Pattar, with enough time for safe and acclimatization.
We take an amazing mountain flight to Lukla, the gateway to the Everest region. From the airstrip we trek north through pine forest to the hustle bustle Sherpa capital, Namche Bazaar, from where we will encounter magnificent Thyangboche Monastery on our way down from Base Camp. Here, in the shadow of the Everest massif and Ama Dablam, and surrounded by Mani walls, chortens and prayer flags.
When the trail of Everest was opened, Everest Base Camp became the premier location for many adventure trekkers. This beautiful trek visits both the base camp and Kala Patar, a viewpoint recognized as the best sight to see Mount Everest.
As we ascend, the alpine scenery becomes more rugged and we climb above the tree line to reach Dingboche in the Imja valley for further acclimatization and exploration. It is then a steady ascent, following glacial moraines, to Lobuje and then on to our lodge at Gorak Shep. From here we ascend to the summit of Kala Patar for brilliant views of Mount Everest the worlds highest mountain. We then trek to the historic site of Everest Base Camp before returning to Lobuje and starting our journey back to Kathmandu.
Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival 1360m
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Day 03: Kathmandu-Lukla-Phakding 2652m, 3 hours trekking
Day 04: Phakding-Monjo 2835m, 3 hours trekking
Day 05: Monjo-Namche Bazaar 3446m, 4 hours trekking
Day 06: Namche Bazaar Hike
Day 07: Namche Bazaar-Phortse 3850m, 4 hours trekking
Day 08: Phortse-Dingboche 4084m, 5 hours Trekking
Day 09: Dingboche-Chukhung 4780m, 3 hours trekking
Day 10: Chukhung-Lobuche 4930m, 5-6 hours trekking
Day 11: Lobuche-Gorak Shep 5160m-Everest Base Camp, 3 hours trekking to Gorak Shep
Day 12: Gorak Shep-Pheriche 4252m
Day 13: Pheriche-Tangboche 3875m, 6 hours Trekking
Day 14: Tangboche-Namche Bazaar-Manjo 3440m, 5 hours Trekking
Day 15: Manjo-Lukla 2800m, 3-4 hours trekking
Day 16: Lukla-Kathmandu, 30 minute flight to Kathmandu
Day 17: Katmandu Departure
You arrive in Katmandu and are transferred to the hotel. A pre-trek briefing will be scheduled to discuss the trekking program and co-ordinate any last-minute arrangements.