Day 1 Arrival in Nepal (1,350 m)
You will be greeted by a representative of the Adventure Victory Team as you arrive at the airport and drive you to the chosen hotel. Enjoy the comfort of the hotel and get some rest before your evening meeting about the trip. In the evening, you will meet your trek leader who will tell you what to do, what to buy, and what kind of preparation you have to do for the trek. After the meeting, you will go for dinner in one of the traditional Nepali restaurants in Thamel.
Day 2 Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and preparation for the tour
Today, we spend our day exploring the historical, cultural, and religious aspects of Kathmandu city. You will be visiting UNESCO listed world heritage sites such as Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, Boudha, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Back to the hotel after the tour and do some preparation for the trek.
Day 3 Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding, approximately 3 hours. (2,652 m)
Fly to Lukla with views of the mountain range, including Mt. Everest. Thirty minutes of scenic flight will take you to Lukla, a gateway town to Everest base camp and other trekking destinations in Nepal. Walk to Pakding Village from Lukla, passing through some Sherpa farm villages with beautiful views along the way. Pakding village is located by Dudh Koshi
Day 4 Phakding to Namche Bazaar, approximately 6 hours. (3,440 m)
After having breakfast, we start our trek heading to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.). We follow the trail along the bank of the Dudh Koshi River. From Benkar, the trail climbs into the mountain, passing through a forest to Chumoa. The trail continues with many ups and downs crossing a stream and passing by a small village called Monjo. Upon reaching the Sagarmatha National Park, we pay the entrance fee and continue to walk along the river bank bed where major river meets. The trek continues with a steep ascent to Namche Bazaar after crossing the high Hillary bridge.
On the way, facing brilliant views of Lhotse (8516m) and Everest (8848m) surrounded on three sides by mountains will welcome you to Namche Bazaar (3440m). It is a central hub of the Khumbu region for trekking gears, food, and other goods. This is probably the most vibrant place that you find on earth with many restaurants, bars, and shops at an altitude of 34440 m. Overnight at Namche.
Day 5 Acclimatization Day
Namche Bazaar is at an altitude of 3,440m, and today, we reach the Everest View Hotel as high as 3880 m. The main idea of getting right acclimatization is to reach higher altitudes and rest at a lower elevation. We will walk towards the Everest View Hotel. A fantastic view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Thamserku, Kwangde, Tabuche, Amadablam, etc. mesmerizes this acclimatization hiking. If we get enough time, we will visit the mountain museum and Shyangboche Airport. After coming back to Namche Bazaar, enjoy free time in the evening, exploring the markets in the town.
Day 6 Namche to Tengboche, approximate 5 hours (3,860 m)
From Namche hike downhill to Phungi Thanga on the gradual scenic path where we take our lunch, and then uphill through pines, rhododendron, pines, firs tree forest with amazing views of snowcapped mountains. On reaching Thyangboche, you will be visiting the famous Buddhist monastery. The place is blessed with a brilliant panorama of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kangtenga, Nuptse, Kwande Thamserku, and majestic Amadablam.
With Mt. Amadablam on the backdrop along with a beautiful valley of Pangboche in front along with the gigantic Mt. Everest, the stay in Thyangboche will be momentous and picturesque. You will be able to see the lower trekking portion as well as the upper trekking portion of the Everest Base Camp Trek route. Overnight at Thyangboche
Day 7 Tengboche to Dingboche, approximate 5 hours (4,410 m)
We start descending through the forest to Debuche, and a little further on, we cross the Imja Khola, whose valley we follow now. Climbing the steady trail enters Pangboche, the highest settlement in this valley. Ascending the valley, we take our lunch at Shomare, after which we leave the trees behind and cross a wooden bridge of the Khumbu and Imja Khola. A short steep climb takes us to Dingboche, a summer settlement where high peaks surround us.
Day 8 Acclimatization Day
The second scheduled acclimatization day assists in your fitness with oxygen intake before continuing to the higher elevation. We hike to Nangkartshang hill for acclimatization as well as a view of the mountain panorama. Reaching Nangkartsahang hill, enjoy views of Makalu (8,463m) fifth highest mountain with brilliant views of Amadablam, Tabuche, Cholatse, Lhotse, and the Imjatse valley.
Day 9 Dingboche to Lobuche, approximate 5 hours (4,910 m)
From Dingboche, we walk to a ridge with prayer flags and Stupas, then walking on gentle, gradual uphill to reach a small place in Thugla where Khumbu glaciers melt into a river. A perfect place for taking rest and lunch, where afternoon walks takes you to a steep climb at Thugla hill. It is a place with many memorials of unfortunate climbers around the Khumbu and Everest region. The walk continues on a beautiful gradual path up to Lobuche for an overnight stop, a place with several lodges with views of Pumori, Nuptse, and Lobuche peaks.
Day 10 Lobuche to Everest Base Camp and return to Gorekshep, approximate 8 hours (5,364 m)
Today is the main highlight day as we walk towards our main highlight and final destination of this trek, the Everest Base Camp. As morning trek leads on the wide-open valley with a slow climb to reach above Khumbu glaciers. We pass through moraines towards Gorakshep, where you can find few lodges. Gorakshep used to be a base camp of Everest till late 1970 before the route was added further 4-6 k.m to reach present base camp. From Gorakshep, we walk a few hours over moraine and glacier to reach our destination at base camp with sweeping views of giant peaks of Nuptse-Lo la, Nuptse with notorious massive Khumbu Ice Falls and glaciers. In the pick mountaineering season, this place will be crowded with climbers and crews, with many camps settled on top of moraine and glaciers.
After a great time, we then head back to Gorakshep for the highest overnight stop of the adventure with fabulous memories of the day walks to Everest base camp.
Day 11 Gorakshep to Kala Pathar and Pheriche (4210m), approximate 6-7 hours (5,545 m)
After a fantastic day yesterday reaching the Everest Base Camp, today is another highlight day of our trek. In the early morning, we hike to Kalapathar (5545 m). We rush towards hilltop for the fantastic sunrise view. Observing the sun rising through the casement of mountains such as the Mt. Everest is a joyous experience to collect in our memory. The panoramic view of mountains like Pumori, Nuptse, Lhotse, Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam, Cholatse, Tabuche, Lo-la, Changtse, Lingtren, Khumbutse and many is just amazing.
We will return to Gorakshep for breakfast. We reach to Pheriche (4200 m) for the overnight sleep.
Day 12 Pheriche to Namche, approximate 7 hours (3,440 m)
The return journey is comfortable as you loose heights every then and now. Today we lose about 760 m in elevation. After a short hike uphill to Pheriche pass, walk downhill with some tiny short ups to reach Pangboche and then walk down to Imja River after crossing suspension bridge hike through the cool forested area to Debuche and then walk half an hour ascend to Tengboche.
We descend through pine and Rhododendron forest to Phungki Thanga where we can see pheasants, mountains goats, and other wild animals and birds. After crossing the bridge over Imja Khola 2nd time, the path eventually goes up to Sanasa (Khumbu Junction) from where we can enjoy views of Amadablam, Nuptse, and Thamserku mountains then we walk on smooth trails all way to Namche Bazaar. Overnight at Namche Bazaar.
Day 13 Namche to Lukla, approximate 7 hours (2,800 m)
After breakfast, we head toward the Hillary Suspension Bridge and then walk through a few local villages. Arrival in Lukla brings an evening in our last Tea House and, traditionally, a party with your trekking crew. Thanks to great teamwork and determination, you’ve accomplished a physical feat of which is a dream for others.
Day 14 Lukla to Kathmandu
We take an early morning flight from Lukla with views of mountains back to Kathmandu. From Kathmandu domestic airport, our staff drives you back to respective hotels with the rest of the day free at leisure.
Day 15 Final Departure
Your last day in Nepal in the land of Himalayan wonders, after an enjoyable experience and fond memories of Everest Base Camp trekking, our staff transfer you to the airport as per your time for an international flight for your final departure towards homeward bound.