Day: 1 KATHMANDU: ARRIVAL DAY (1,350 m)
Our airport representative will welcome you and drive you to your chosen hotel after you land at Kathmandu International Airport. Kathmandu is the capital and cultural hub of Nepal. Take some rest after ling flight and explore Thamel, the tourist hub of Kathmandu. Later in the evening, you will join a welcome dinner program organized by Adventure Victory Team.
Day: 2 KATHMANDU: SIGHTSEEING AND TREKKING PREPARATION (1,350 m)
Today is the day to explore the beautiful city of Kathmandu. There are numerous destinations in Kathmandu to visit, but we will go for only a few places as we need to prepare for the trek and have some rest before we move ahead. In the meantime, we will check the trekking gear that you have brought. There will be a last-minute briefing about the trip in the evening.
Day : 3 Fly from KATHMANDU TO LUKLA AND trek to PHAKDING (2,800 m)
Walking Distance: 8 km
We take early morning breakfast and take a flight to Lukla, where you will meet the rest of your trekking team. Our trek embarks on the easy trail through the village of Chaurikharka and then descends towards Dudhkoski Ghat. From here, we follow the path along the bank of Dudhkoshi River, which leads us to Pakding for our overnight stay. You can enjoy your free time exploring around.
Day: 4 PHAKDING TO NAMCHE BAZAAR (3,440 m)
Walking Distance: 10-12 km
After having breakfast in Phakding, we head towards Namche Bazaar, one of the biggest Sherpa village in Nepal. First, we cross the suspension bridge over the Dudhkoshi River and then walk through a beautiful pine forest to the village of Monjo after two hours. We further continue our trek along the Dudh Koshi River to Jorsale after fulfilling some paperwork at the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park. Though the climb to our resting place in Namche is tough, you will be rewarded with the first glimpse of Everest as you reach to the top.
Day: 5 NAMCHE BAZAAR: ACCLIMATIZATION DAY (3,440 m)
Today, we will be resting in Namche Bazaar and allowing our body to acclimatize to the higher altitude. At this point, you will have two options, either hike of 2 hours to the Everest viewpoint or spend the day exploring Namche. Visit the Sherpa museum to broaden your knowledge about Sherpa culture and history of mountaineering. If it is a Saturday, then you can go to Haat Bazaar, a local market place, where you will find many people selling trekking clothes and equipment.
Day: 6 NAMCHE BAZAAR TO TENGBOCHE (3,870 m)
Walking Distance: 10 km
Breakfast in Namche Bazaar charges us for another day of trekking towards Tengboche. Along the way, enjoy the magnificent views of the Himalayas, including Nuptse, Everest, Lhotse, Thamserku, Ama Dablam, and Kwangde. A short hike downhill will lead us to the riverside and ascend through the forest after crossing the river. After trekking continual uphill and passing some seriously steep ground, we reach Tengboche, the most beautiful place in the Everest Region. Once you are in Tengboche, don't miss a chance to visit the Tengboche monastery, one of the largest in Kumbha.
Day: 7 TENGBOCHE TO DINGBOCHE (4,400 m)
Walking Distance: 11 km
We start our day with a walk through the forest of rhododendron, which leads us to the village of Deboche. Our trek continues as we the bridge over Imja Khola and then pass valley wall to Pangboche, the biggest settlement of Sherpa in the region. We will have our lunch in Pangboche, where you can observe the typical lifestyle of Sherpa people. After having lunch, we will visit the Pangboche monastery and head towards Dingboche. It will take around 6 hours to reach Dingboche.
Day : 8 DINGBOCHE: ACCLIMATIZATION DAY (4,400 m)
This is your rest and acclimatization day in Dingboche before heading for our next adventure. We will be exploring Dingboche and the surrounding valley of Imja and Chhukung. It is optional to trek to the valleys, but when you reach there, you will be rewarded with the glorious views of the Mountains. Take plenty of rest as the coming days are going to be tough, and you need to be prepared physically as well as mentally.
Day: 9 DINGBOCHE TO LOBUCHE (4,900 m)
Walking Distance: 11-12 km
The next part of our adventure takes us over craggy mountain terrain to Lobuche, a small settlement with amazing views of Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lobuche and the Nuptse. Prepare for the cold night; it is going to be downright chilly as we are already almost three miles from the sea level.
Day: 10 TREK FROM LOBUCHE TO GORAKSHEP AND EVEREST BASE CAMP (5,180 m)
Walking Distance: 15 km
The initial part of today's trek will take us to Gorakshep from Lobuche, which is a relatively easy trek. But the trail becomes harder as we head towards Everest Base Camp with rocky dunes and moraines formed accumulation of unconsolidated glacier debris. On our way to the base camp, we will pass by Khumbu Glacier and icefall, located on the slopes of Everest. If you happen to be at the base camp during spring, you will meet climbers attempting to climb to the summing of the mountains. Don't miss the chance to capture the unbelievable beauty that you see from the base camp.
Day: 11 TREK FROM EBC TO KALAPATHAR AND CHUKHUNG (5,545 m)
Walking Distance: 16 km
The day starts with a climb up to Kalapather, which offers some of the most exceptional panoramic views of the Himalayas. After spending some time in Kalapathar, we will head back down the mountain to Dingboche and break off from the main Everest Base Camp trail toward Chukhung and Island Peak. The duration of the walk from EBC to Chukhung is about 7-8 hours.
Day: 12 TREK FROM CHUKHUNG TO ISLAND PEAK BASE CAMP (5,200 m)
Walking Distance: 5 km
A short hike after breakfast in the morning takes us to Island Peak Base Camp. An inexperienced climber can make the Island peak Summit, but sufficient physical fitness is required. You will enjoy the summit more if you are a first-time climber. Your trekking guide will give instructions on the use of the climbing boots and ice axe. Take proper rest and prepare for the summit.
Day: 13 ISLAND PEAK: SUMMIT AND RETURN TO CHUKHUNG (6,189 m)
Walking Distance: 10 km
Today is the day for which we have come this far. We ascend with the head lambs towards the summit before the thin light of dawn. You will feel like you are at the top of the world when you reach the summit. After spending some time at the summit, we descend toward the charming village of Chukhung.
Day: 14 CHUKHUNG TO TENGBOCHE (4,400 m)
Walking Distance: 14 km
After having breakfast in Chukhung, we start our trek retracing the original steps of our ascent to back down the mountain. Enjoy the sceneries and get close to the culture of Sherpa people along the way back to Tengboche.
Day: 15 TENGBOCHE TO NAMCHE (3,440 m)
Walking Distance: 10 km
We start our trekking at around 8 am or 9 am. The four hours of the hike will take us to Namche, below 3500m. Upon reaching in Namche, you will feel much relax and free time can be enjoyed with some drinks but keep in mind that we have a long walk back to Lukla the next morning.
Day: 16 TREK FROM NAMCHE TO PHAKDING AND LUKLA (2,800 m)
Walking Distance: 16 km
We start our trek towards the Hillary Suspension Bridge and further pass through several local villages before reaching Lukla. We check into a proper hotel in Lukla and have a party with the trekking crew. This will be your last night with the trekking team, so thank the team for their hard work and support; without them, this trek could not be accomplished.
Day: 17 LUKLA TO KATHMANDU (1,350 m)
Early in the morning, we take a flight back to Kathmandu, from where we started our journey. Upon reaching in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel for the much-needed rest after a long journey. In the evening, we will have dinner together in a Nepali restaurant to celebrate the success of conquering the Himalayas.
Day: 18 KATHMANDU: DEPARTURE DAY
Finally, your time in Nepal ends. You can do last minute shopping after breakfast. We will drive you to the Kathmandu airport as per your flight schedule. We hope that you are happy with our service and give us more opportunities to serve you in the future. Goodbye!