Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu
Upon on your arrival at the Tribhuban International Airport one of our staff will be there to warm greeting you with beautiful garland that is our respect and the culture to welcome to the new stranger. After welcoming you our staff will transfer to you to the hotel. After your long journey on a plane, you may get tired, so be fresh then our manager will come to meet you to the hotel and talk about the plan of your trip details.
Day 02: Trek Preparation
Today, our manager will come to meet you at the hotel at 10.00 AM. He will brief about the trip in detail, introduce with the guide and provide you all the documents. You will be free in the afternoon and manage your time for trek preparation. Our guide will meet you at your hotel at six O’ clock in the evening then take you for well come dinner. After having dinner, drop you to the hotel and stay over night.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding
Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla. You should be ready early in the morning to fly to Lukla. It’s a 45 minutes scenic fly to Lukla. Lukla is the most critical airport. Once you arrived in Lukla have breakfast, then start your trek. Lukla is the gateway to do the Everest Base Camp Trekking. Today you have a short day trek approximately three hour trek. You can enjoy the scenery and some of the peaks. You can pass some villages like as Chheplung, Thadokoshi, Ghat and you will be arriving at Phakding then stay overnight there.
Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namchebazaar
Trek to Namchebazar. Namche Bazaar is the biggest town on this trip. You should have a breakfast in Phakding. After breakfast you should start your trek to Namche Bazaar. The trail much harder than the last day. At the beginning of the day you should cross the bridge, then passages some little towns. While you are walking on the trail you can enjoy the mountain views of Thamserku and Kusumkangaru. You can see the Dodhkoshi river and the scenery. Monju is a nice place where we should check our trekking permit. After 10 minutes walk you should cross the bridge again and reach at Jorsalle. You might stop for lunch there. After you have lunch,you should have a big climb to Namche Bazaar. You will see the Hilary bridge, double suspension bridge and then get to Topdanda. There is a very nice view point. You can see the Everest at the first time if the weather is clear and there is no cloud. Next one and half hour walk you will reach at Namche Bazaar then stay overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Acclimatization day at Namche
Rest day at Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is the best place to explore the day. The acclimatization day you should ascend about three- four hundred meters, then back to the hotel. Namche Bazaar is the main center of the Solukhumbu region. Our guide takes you to the Everest view point to see all the mountain views. It takes about two hours walk, then you can back via Khumjung village, visit Hillary school. If you have more time to explore the day, you can visit the Sherpa museum, then stay overnight at Namche Bazaar.
Day 05: Trek from Namchebazaar to Tengboche
Trek to Tengboche. Tengboche is a nice place to spend the overnight. It is situated on the top of the hill. The trail today very nice and gentle. In the beginning, it is hard to get to the top of Namche Bazaar then after very nice and easy walk until to Kyanjuma. You can enjoy the scenery and all the mountain views, including Everest, Nupche, Lhotse and several Peaks around. After Kyanjuma, the trail drop down to the Dodhkoshi and after crossing the bridge you get to Fungi Thanga. The trail to get to Tengboche a bit harder, takes about two and half hour. You can visit the biggest monastery in the evening, talks with the Monks and stay overnight at Tengboche.
Day 06: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche
Today trek to Dingboche. You may feel harder because of the gaining altitude more. The trail drop down first until to the Debuche then nice and gentle walk through the rhododendron forest until to the bridge of Imja Khola and climbs past superb Mani stones (carved with the Tibetan Buddhist chant Mani Padme Hum) to Pangboche at 3860m.The trail then climbs to Dingboche, you can enjoy the superb view of Amadablam and stay overnight at Dingboche.
Day 07: Acclimatization day at Dingboche
Rest day in Dingboche. Another complete acclimatization day at Dingboche to get success to the Everest Base Camp Trekking. You can hike after breakfast about two, three hours in around the hill there or you can get to another village at Chhukum and back to Dingboche in the evening and stay overnight at Dingboche.
Day 08: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche
Trek to Lobuche. Today you should walk slow and steady. In the beginning until to the Dhukla very nice and easy walk. The trail after Dhukla goes directly up the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier for about one hour, then left into a memorial area known as Chhukpilhara, before reaching Lobuche at 4930m. The night so cold there, you should prepared the nights with warm jackets and stay overnight there.
Day 09: Trek from Lobuche to Gorek Shap to EBC
Trek to Gorak Shep. The trail continues to Gorak Shep at 5160m. It takes approximately three hours gradual climb. Once you arrive at Gorak Shep, you should prepare to go to the Everest Base Camp. The trail more likely rocks, narrow and sometimes windy as well. Today will fulfill your dream. You had very hard time to come to Nepal not only that you dream to do the Everest Base Camp once in your lifetime. Take photograph with the group and your friends, then back the same way to Gorakh Shep and stay over night at Gorak Shep.
Day 10: Hike to Kalapathar then trek back to Pheriche
Today’s hike to Kalapathar (Black Rock) at 5545m early in the morning, then trek back to Pheriche. Kalapathar is like a small Peak offers the best view of Everest without climbing it. The view of Everest is pretty close from the Kalapathar, take some photograph, it must memorable, then back down to Gorekhshep have breakfast the trek back down until to Pheriche and stay overnight there.
Day 11: Trek Chhukung (4,730m/15,518ft)- 3 to 4 hrs
After having breakfast, the day’s walk begins towards the east of the Chukkung valley through stone walled fields, Imja Khola valley. This rocky trail is overshadowed by the beautiful views of Mt. Lhotse and Ama Dablam. On reaching Chhukung, we check into the lodge and meet our climbing guide. Our guide will brief you regarding the following climb. You can also discuss your queries related to climbing with our climbing guides. We will also check the necessary gears and equipments to get prepared for the next day’s climb. The night will be spent at a lodge in Chhukung.
Day 12: Trek to Island Peak Base Camp (5,200m/17,060ft) 3-4 hours
After having breakfast, we will be lead by our climbing team towards the south, which then heads toward the main valley in the east. The trail is fairly pleasant along the stream. The trail heads towards huge rock and then becomes glacial as it crosses Imja and Lhotse glacier moraine. After this we finally reach the valley where we set our camp for the day. The base camp presents the magnificent view of the southwestern face of Island peak. The night is spent in a tented camp at the base camp.
(Note: For amateur, one hour training is arranged for the following day’s successful climb.)
Day 13: Island Peak High Camp (5,600m/18,372ft), 2-3 hours
After having breakfast, we start the climb up the hill making our way through the narrow slopes and uncompromising paths. After 2-3 hours walk upwards, the trail will finally take you to the High camp of Island peak where we stop for overnight. The high camp itself offers the spectacular view of lofty pinnacle and glacier surrounding the Island Peak. At high camp, all the required elements and gears will be re-checked, your boots will be fitted with crampons and if required, you may also be provided with the last minute techniques for your following day’s successful climb. The night is spent in a tented camp at the high camp.
Day 14: Island Peak summit (6,189m/20,305ft) & return back to Chhukung, 8-10 hours
This day is the day that takes you to your actual destination. Therefore, we start as early as the light permits. The techniques learned earlier will fully come into play today. We walk past short rock steps, seracs, crevasses, snout of summit glacier and icy 40-45 degree slopes to finally get to the summit. On reaching the summit (6189m) you can enjoy the view of breathtaking peaks like Lhotse, Lhotse Middle Peak, Lhotse Shar, Nuptse, Makalu, Baruntse, and Amadablam. We spend some time taking snaps and then descend all the way to high camp collect the remaining gears and walk all the way to Chhukung. The night is spent at a lodge in Chhukung.
Day 15: Trek back from Chhukung to Tengboche
Chhukung to Tengboche. It takes about five hours walk today. You must be very tired today because of the summit so you can start later. The trail mostly down today.You can still enjoy the mountain view and the scenery. Dubuche to Tengboche climbs up about half an hour, visit the oldest Monastery in the evening and stay overnight there.
Day 16: Trek from Tengboche to Namchebazaar
Trek to Namchebazaar. Today you feel much better when you descent already from the Everest Base Camp. You have to back the same way passing through the Fungethanga, Lausasa and Kyanjuma. You may see some wild animal and birds if you are lucky. Himalayan Thar, Blue Ship and Musk Deer can see around. The national bird of Nepal Lhophophoras (Danphe) also can see near to the Namchebazaar. You can explore sometimes in Namchebazaar again if you arrive earlier and manage your time then stay overnight at Namchebazaar.
Day 17: Trek back from Namche to Lukla
Trek back to Lukla. Today is your last day trek. You should walk all the way to Lukla mostly the downhill, passes so many country sites and villages like Jorsalle, Monju, Banker, Phakding, Ghat and some more towns. You had a last night in the mountain, get to gather with your friends and stay overnight at Lukla.
Day 18: Fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu
Fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu. Most of the time you have a morning flight so you should be prepared to go to the airport on time. You should have very nice and 45 minutes scenic flight to Kathmandu. Our guide still with you to drop you to the hotel in Kathmandu. Our manager will meet you in the evening then take you for the farewell dinner and drop you to the hotel, stay overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 19: Departure day
Safe journey back home. Today our driver will drop you to the International Airport for the final departure.