Day 1: KATHMANDU TO LUKLA FLIGHT AND PHAKDING
After a short morning flight to Lukla which is nearly about 6 am to 10 am, you’ll be introduced to your guide and porter.
Kick off your trek with an easy walk through Chaurikharka village and descend 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.
Enjoy your free time in Phakding, a popular stopping point for Everest trekkers.
Day 2: PHAKDING TO NAMCHE BAZAAR
We’ll have breakfast in Phakding before gearing up for the trek to Namche Bazaar, the biggest sherpa village in Nepal.
Our trail takes us first over the Dudhkoshi River via a long suspension bridge, and then through a beautiful pine forest to Monjo, about two hours away. Soon thereafter, we will approach the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park for a brief permit check and then descend to Dudh Kosi River (spotting Mani stones along the way!) en route to Jorsale.
Lunch will be served here, and then it’s uphill to Namche. Our path along the riverbank is flanked by two crossings, one of which is the Hillary Suspension Bridge. It’s a tough climb up the hill to our resting place, but you’ll be rewarded in Namche Bazaar with your first glimpse of Everest in all its majesty.
Day 3: NAMCHE BAZAAR - DAY HIKE (KHUNDE/KHUMJUNG)
We leave early for the hike up to the Everest View Hotel, which is about an hour’s hike above Namche.
Great sights await you here with a fantastic panorama of the Himalayas and a great view of Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam. After enjoying the view and relaxing with a hot coffee we continue to the traditional Sherpa villages of Khunde and Khumjung.
If you are interested, you may ask your guide to take you to the Khumjung Monastery which houses what is said to be a Yeti scalp.
Leaving the villages we circle back to Namche via the small airstrip at Shyangboche.
Day 4: NAMCHE TO PHAKDING AND LUKLA
After breakfast, we trek toward the Hillary Suspension Bridge and then pass through several local villages to arrive in Lukla.
Since this is our last night in the Everest region, we have a small party with your trekking crew at the tea-house to celebrate what you’ve accomplished – a physical feat which others only dream of.
Enjoy your last night on the mountain!!
Day 5: LUKLA to KATHMANDU
In the morning, you’ll take a brief flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, where your journey both began and ends. You’ll transfer to your hotel upon landing for some much-needed rest and reflection after your trek to the Himalayas.
We’ll reunite in the evening for a farewell dinner at one of the best Nepalese restaurants in town. During dinner we would love to hear your feedback about the trip.
Day 6: KATHMANDU TO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
It’s your last day in Nepal! Grab some breakfast, and then take in some last-minute shopping in Kathmandu. We’ll make sure you arrive at Kathmandu International Airport with plenty of time before your flight home.
At this time, we’ll say our goodbyes and bid you farewell, armed with warm memories and gorgeous photos to show your loved ones.