Mountain flight to Lukla, trek to Phakding. The mountain flight into Lukla is spectacular and the landing an exciting beginning to the trek – one end of the runway is 60m (197ft) higher than the other.
Once in Lukla, head through pine and cedar woods along the Dudh Kosi to Phakding. Spend the next three nights trekking in the area and acclimatizing in preparation for heading to base camp. This is a challenging trip and involves difficult trekking at high altitudes but the whole experience is simply awe-inspiring!
Spend two nights in Namche acclimatising for the trek. An acclimatisation day allows for an excursion to Thame and Khumjung, the green village.
An acclimatisation day allows for an excursion to Thame and Khumjung, the green village.
Set out on a 6–7 hr trek through woods and rhododendron forests before arriving in Tengboche.
Trek to Dingboche where we have time to acclimatize.
This is an acclimatisation day. Opt to hike to Chhukung or Nagarzhang Peak. An acclimatization day here can be used to hike up the Imja Khola to Chhukung or Nagarzhang Peak, a small summer settlement from where stunning views of Island Peak, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and the fluted ice walls flanking the Amphu Lapcha pass can be seen. These views are one of the highlights of the entire trek.
Hike along the Khumbu Glacier to reach Lobuche, which has spectacular views of Nuptse.
Today includes a challenging climb past the Khumbu Glacier, arriving in Nuptse. We'll cross the Changri Glacier to Gorakshep, and then enjoy the highlight of reaching Everest Base Camp.
Enjoy an early morning trek to Kala Pattar for sunrise views of Everest. Descend to Pheriche.
Descend through Pangboche, with its great gompa, to Tengboche.
Continue our descent, staying in the small village of Monjo for the evening.
The final day of our trek takes us back to Lukla, where we have a chance to relax after the rigorous adventure we just undertook.
Fly to Kathmandu. We take the short flight back to Kathmandu, where the rest of the day is free for shopping, sightseeing, or relaxing in one of the many rooftop cafes.