Day by day itinerary
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu; final preparation for trekking, overnight in Hotel (B).
Trekking Starting 15 days
Day 02: Flight to Lukla and Trekking to Phakding 2640m, 3.30 hours, overnight in Hotel/Lodge (B/L/D).
Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3440m, 5/6 hours, overnight in Hotel/Lodge (B/L/D).
Day 04: Namche Bazaar full day Acclimatization rest (B/L/D).
Day 05: Trek to Dole 4260m 6 hours, overnight in Hotel/Lodge (B/L/D).
Day 06: Trek to Machherma 4470m, 5 hours, overnight in Hotel/Lodge (B/L/D).
Day 07: Trek to Gokyo 4790m 4 hours, overnight in Hotel/Lodge (B/L/D).
Day 08: Gokyo Ri and rest – Acclimatization day (B/L/D).
Day 09: Trek to Thangna 4600m, 4 hours, overnight in Tea house/Lodge (B/L/D).
Day 10: Trek to Chola pass 5380m continues to Dzongla 4710m 8/9 hours, overnight in Teahouse/Lodge (B/L/D).
Day 11: Trek to Lobuje 4910m 3 hours, overnight in Hotel/Lodge (B/L/D).
Day 12: Trek to Gorap-shep 5170m, 3 hours to Everest Base Camp 5370m return Gorap-shep 5 hours, overnight in Hotel/Lodge (B/L/D).
Day 13: Early morning climb Kalapattar 5545m / 2 hours, Trek to Dingboche 4410m 5/6 hours, overnight in Hotel/Lodge (B/L/D).
Day 14: Trek to Tengboche 3867m, 4 hours, overnight in Hotel/Lodge (B/L/D).
Day 15: Trek to Manju 2830m, 5 hours, overnight in Hotel/Lodge (B/L/D).
Day 16: Trek to Lukla 2840, 4 hours, overnight in Hotel/Lodge (B/L/D).
Day 17: Fly to Kathmandu 1360m, 35 minute, overnight in Hotel/Lodge (BB).
Day 18: Departure from Kathmandu or next trip (B).
Cost and payment details
The cost is depending on group size, affected due to the requirement of number of guides and porters, requisite of Hotel in Kathmandu, method of land/air transport. The itinerary is changeable and modifiable as per needs and time frame of trekkers. Cost will be re calculated if the itinerary is changed or modified. Additional activities may be added as per trekkers request with appropriate additional cost. For Total Tour cost, EMAIL US, we will send you within 24 hours as your requirements.
Service cost US$ 1590 per person
- All land transportation (Airport /Hotel/Airport & Trekking starting and ending point).
- Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as itinerary 2-3 star hotel with breakfast if your own choice let us know.
- Major Meals during the trekking; Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner by Tea house/Hotel menu.
- Accommodation during the trekking as best available Tea house / Hotel.
- Trekkers’ Information Management System, “TIMS” (Trekking permit).
- Domestic Air ticket to/from Lukla.
- National Park fees - permits, fees.
- Conservation fees - permits; Fees.
- Monasteries and Temple entrance fees during the trekking.
- A First Aid and Eco trained & Government licensed holder professional equipped English-speaking guide.
- One Porter between each 2 members while on trek (Maximum weight for a porter is 25 Kg).
- Cargos fees, load upload to/from fees.
- Accommodation, meals, salary, equipment, transportation & Insurance of Asian Hiking Team staffs.
- First Aid Kit.
- Travel & Rescue arrangement.
- All government taxes, Local fees, service charges.
- Farewell dinner.
- International Airfare.
- Nepal Visa fee.
- Lunch/Dinner in Kathmandu.
- Soft/hard drinks, drinking water, Tea/ coffee in Lunch & Dinner time during trek.
- Hot shower, internet & electricity bills during trek.
- Personal gears & clothing.
- Medical evacuation in case of emergency, expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. in such case extra will be charged as per actual.
- Entrance fees in Temple or Durbar Square in Kathmandu.
Notes: Payment should be made 25 % of total amount in advance. Full amount must be paid before your trip starts.
Cancellation should be made 48 hours before departure and 25% cancellation charge is applicable beside Tax, transportation, permits and others fixed expensive.
In case of incomplete Trekking / Tour / Rafting / Climbing / Expedition / Jungles safari / or others days due to the client own problem, the amount of money paid not refundable.
If clients want to go Trekking / Tour / Rafting / Climbing / Expedition / Jungles safari / or others tours more than itinerary, they can pay after back from tour with per day basic but should be permission with Tour guide / Leader.
Day 01: Kathmandu 1360m (BB).
Arrival in Kathmandu airport, meet our staff, then transfer to the Hotel. Kathmandu is the colorful of Nepal, a fascinating blend of rational architecture and symbols of the twentieth century. It’s artistic and cultural heritages are evident where ornately carried balconies mingle with beautiful shrines and temples. If you have time, we recommend that you check out Durbar square, home to the palace of Kumari Devi, considered to be a living goddess. It is also worth the climb to visit Swayambhunath the monkey temple. Explore the network of street Markets and allay Bazaars, and witness the burning Ghats at PashupatiNath. For those with a few extra days in Kathmandu, the neighboring towns of Patan and Bhaktapur are well worth a visit too.
Day 02: KTM to Lukla continues trek to Phakding 2640m 3.30 hours, overnight Hotel (BB).
Early morning flight from Tribhuvan International Airport (Domestic) Kathmandu to Tenzing Hillary Airport, Lukla. Upon arrival at the airport, your guide will brief you day trek, as well as introduce you to your porters. While your Sherpas sort out and load your trekking equipment, you have time to explore Lukla. After finishing breakfast, proceed from Lukla to Khumbu, head north, past a Chorten with praying wheels and join the main tail at Choplung (2696m) in less than one hour. They proceed from their head north crossing the Thado Khola (2554m) with the awesome trekking peak Kusum Khanguru (6483m) at its head. To reach Phakding (2640m), 1.30 hours from Chuplung or almost 3.30 hours from Lukla, overnight at Hotel.
Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3440m 5.30 hours, overnight Hotel (B/L/D).
To cross the west bank (right) of the Dudh koshi river, continue through blue pine and rhododendron forests, pass a settlement of metalworker (Tok Tok), village of Banker (2905m) with a small lodge, see view of Mt. Thamserku (6856m) 1 hour. In the short while cross to the east (left) bank and climb up through Chumowa, cross the Khansar Khola to reach Mondzo (2835m). Enter Sagarmatha national park here, check your permit. Descend in a cleft to the west (right) bank of Dudh Kosi on a suspension bridge to reach Jorsule (2774m) 30 minutes. This is the last village before Namche Bazar. We take lunch here & proceed to cross Dudh Kosi (Bhote Kosi) again to the left side & again to cross the main Dudh Kosi, climb up till to Namche Bazaar (3440m), proceed in pine forest. Can see, first view of Mt. Everest between Lhotse & Nuptse reaches 2 and half hours from Jorsule, overnight at Hotel.
Day 04: Namche Bazaar for Acclimatization rest day (B/L/D).
Today is rest day, however, we should do some activities such as to climb Syangboche airport, visit Sherpa home in Khumjung/Khunde includes Adman Hilary School or view from Everest view point Hotel 2hr. Namche bazaar has many officials or offices, including army base camp and bank. Namche used to be a trading center, where grain from the south was exchanged for salt from Tibet, and it remains now a trading center. Every Saturday is market day. It is headquartered of Sagarmatha National park (SNP) & Sagarmatha pollution controlled Project (SPCP). Here is Sherpa Museum & monasteries too. Overnight Namche Bazaar.
Day 05: Trek to Dole 4260m 6 hours, overnight Hotel (B/L/D).
Today, we start early, the trail climbs steeply out of the valley through rhododendron forest, juniper and large conifers start to appear as the elevation increases, making the trekking beautiful in spring. The trail passes through Durbindanda, Photse Tanga and summer settlements. The views of AmaDablam, Khumbi La and Tawache are magnificent throughout the day. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 06: Trek to Machharma 4470 m 5 hours, overnight Hotel (B/L/D).
The trail climbs a ridge for an excellent view both down the valley to Kengtega and up towards Cho Oyu and descends to a river and again climbs steep to the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpa glacier. We will reach Machherma by early noon. After lunch, we can climb over the feather of Machherma for acclimatization and return to the hotel. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 07: Trek to Gokyo 4790m 4.30 hours, overnight Hotel (B/L/D).
Today the trek takes us to one of our final destinations, Gokyo (4790m). We will start at 7.30 Am, passing through some basic tea shops and meet the first lake, second and third lake where there is a small settlement called Gokyo. We had a late lunch in Gokyo. Our hotel is near the Lake. We will make this camp our base for 2 nights as we will have a couple of sightseeing trips around Gokyo valley, overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 08: Trek Gokyo Ri (5483 meters) and then Back to Gokyo 5 hours and rest (B/L/D).
Today, early in the morning we climbed up to the top of Gokyo Ri at an elevation of 5483 meters, ample rewards to one attempt on this trip. There are stunning views of the supper Gokyo valley, the massive Ngozumpa Glacier and an incredible panoramic view of the whole Khumbu Himalayas, such as giants as Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Cho-Oyu and Gychung Kang can be seen. Those who explore the glacier and Gokyo peak are rewarded. This day we have for acclimatization and after noon back to the Hotel. Overnight at Guesthouse, with breakfast, lunch and dinner included with hot drinks.
Day 09: Trek to Thangna (4600 meters) 3 hours, overnight Hotel (B/L/D).
Today is a short day, trekking to the foot of Cho La pass called Thangna 4600m 3 hours walk over the moving stone. Every year the trekking path changes, so our guide led you. Overnight stay at Guesthouse. “Sleep early, wake up early”
Day 10: Cross Cho La pass (5380 meters) then trek to Dzongla (4710 meters) 7 -10 hours, overnight Hotel/Tea house (B/L/D).
Today is a long and challenging day of our trek starting before sunrise at 4/5 AM to reach the pass by 9-10 AM otherwise weather conditions will greatly affect our journey. We cross over at an altitude of 5300 meters, and we could be exposed to strong winds if crossing too late. We start to climb steeply that is regularly used and easy to follow. However, the problem may arise due to the altitude and snow. It often causes terrible problems to cross the pass if it is covered with snow. As you reach the top, you are rewarded by the magnificent views, and then we descend to the Dzongla at noon. We will bring some pack lunch. We will recommend to your clients to bring some chocolate, cookies and enough water. There is not any tea shop or hut between Dzongla. Overnight at Guesthouse/Tea house.
Day 11: Trek to Lobuche (4910 meters) 4 hours, overnight Hotel (B/L/D).
Today, we will take an easy and short trekking route as we had a big and hard trekking day yesterday. So we start at 8 /9 o’clock from Dzongla. The path is also easy, almost all the way flat. We have lunch in Lobuje. There is not any hotel or restaurant on the way. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 12: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5365 meters) then trek back to Ghorap-Shep (5180 meters) 7 hours, overnight Hotel (B/L/D).
Early in the morning leaving Lobuje, after lunch in Ghorap-shep within 3 hours we will head up to Everest Base camp (5365 meters), and return to Gorak-shep at elevation of 5180 meters at noon for our overnight stay. We walk over the moving stone with jump so it does hard to be careful to walk. Overnight at Guesthouse with breakfast, lunch and dinner with hot drinks.
Day 13: Trek to Kala Pattar (5545 meters) then trek down to Dingboche (4400 meters) 6 hours, overnight Hotel (B/L/D).
After reaching Base camp of Everest, our aim today is trek to Kalapattar (5545 meters). We start early morning before sunrise to reach the viewpoint that offers some of the best views of Mount Everest as well as other panoramas of the surrounding mountains. Kalapattar means “Black rock”, the most excellent view point in the world. After late breakfast, descend to Dingboche at an elevation of 4400 meters 6 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 14: Trek to Tengboche (3867m), overnight Hotel/Lodge (B/L/D).
Today, we started late because of a hard trekking day yesterday, and it is a short day to Tengboche. First 3 hours bring you down passing Somare, Pangboche and crossing bridge to reach Deboche and 45 minutes climb to arrive at Tengboche 3786m 4.30hrs, which is a nice view point of Mt Everest, Nupse, Lhotse and Ama dablam. There in Monastery is interesting to visit. Every day 6 Am and 3.30 Pm get Puja (praying time). We will visit the monastery O/N Lodge.
Day 15: Trek to Manju 2840 m 5.30 hours, overnight Hotel (B/L/D).
After breakfast, we steeply down to Phortse Tenga cross the bridge, climb to Khumjung where we head on day 5 to Dole. After that we return the same way to Namche Bazaar, Jursule and Manju which we have checked Sagarmatha National park permit. 2840m, 5.30 hours.
Day 16: Trek to Lukla 2840m 4 hours, overnight Hotel (B/L/D).
Finally, we returned to Lukla where the trek began, taking 4 hours. Enjoying the mountain, celebrating last night. Overnight at Guesthouse with cold & hot drinks.
Day 17: Fly to Kathmandu transfer to Hotel, overnight Hotel (BB).
Early morning flight back to Kathmandu and free day, end trip, overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 18: Departure or next trip (BB).
Last minute, transfer to the airport for your onward journey or next trip.