Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1,400 m). Overnight at a Hotel.
Our representative North Pole Trekking Pvt. Ltd. staff will receive you at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu and transfer you to your hotel.
In the evening, we will host a pre-trek meeting in our office and introduce you to your trekking guide. For the meeting, please make sure you bring your passport, three copies of passport-size photos and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. During this meeting, please clear the due balance if any, and sign the legally binding trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimer.
Day 02: Fly to Lukla (2,804 m) and Trek to Phakding (2,610 m) – 3 hrs. Overnight at a Guesthouse.
The 35-minute flight to Tenzing-Hillary Airport usually takes place early in the morning. We suggest you to make all the sorting and packing the day before, so there is no rush on Day 3. Once you reach Lukla, have breakfast. Your guide will make an arrangement of porters. We assign one porter to every two clients. Begin the trek by descending towards the Dudh Kosi River where you join the main trail to Namche Bazaar, located just above Chaunikharka (2,713 m). The walking is easy and after passing through the small village of Ghat (2,550 m), it is a short walk to Phakding.
Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m) – 5.5 hrs. Overnight at a Guesthouse.
We will walk for the longest hours. After having breakfast, leave Phakding and head towards Namche Bazaar. Continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Kosi and cross the majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. After entering the Everest National Park, the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views. During your uphill walk, if the weather is clear enough, you will get your first view of Mount Everest. Continue climbing and you will reach Namche Bazaar, the Sherpa Capital.
Day 04: Namche Bazaar Acclimatization Day. Overnight at a Guesthouse.
Trekkers and climbers who have arrived in Khumbu region spend time in Namche Bazaar to acclimatize to thinning air of the mountains. It’s exciting to be in this Sherpa town, which is a center of both commercial and cultural activities. During the first half of the day, your guide will take you for a hike around the Bazaar. Visit Sherpa Culture Museum and hike up to Syangboche Airstrip. In your walk, if the weather is clear, you will be rewarded with magnificent views of mountains such as Kongde, Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Everest.
Day 05: Trek to Tengboche Monastry (3,860 m) – 5 hrs. Overnight at a Guesthouse.
The trek continues along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Kosi with magnificent views of the mountains. We’ll have trekked to an altitude of 3,860 m upon reaching Tengboche. Inside the monastery are incredibly ornate wall hangings, a 20-foot sculpture of Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. The group will be taken to observe a prayer ceremony either in the evening or in the morning depending on how the trekking goes this day.
Day 06: Trek Back to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m) – 4 hrs. Overnight at a Guesthouse.
Following the same trail, leaving the mountains behind us, our descent takes us from Tengboche (3,860 m) to the town of Namche Bazaar.
Day 07: Trek to Lukla (2,804 m) – 6 hrs. Overnight at a Guesthouse.
This is our last day of trekking as we return to Lukla where the trek began. We enjoy this time to reflect on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part. The afternoon is free, so you can wander about, relax and enjoy a hot shower! In the evening, have a few celebratory drinks and dance with your trek mates.
Day 08: Morning Flight back to Kathmandu. Overnight at a Hotel.
On your flight back to Kathmandu as you leave Lukla, you can enjoy some last-minute glimpses of the mountains. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, our airport representative will transfer you to your hotel from the airport.
Day 09: Transfer to the International Airport for Your Final Flight Departure.