Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m)
After landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be welcomed by our office representatives who will drive you directly to the hotel. You can choose to rest at the hotel upon arrival or head out to explore the local areas. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Trip Preparation Day
As we are planning to spend close to an entire month in the Himalayas, we meticulously plan for the expedition. Today, we take the time to not only get ourselves acquainted with the itinerary of the entire trip. We also gather all the necessary permits for our Himalayan adventure. Alternatively, we can also explore the UNESCO world heritage sites around the Kathmandu Valley. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Fly to Lukla (2,840m) then trek to Phakding (2,610m): 40 min flight, 3-4 hours trek
The day begins early as we make our way towards Lukla, journeying through one of the most thrilling airstrips of the region. Passing the hills surrounding Kathmandu, the flight heads towards the Himalayas and lands at Lukla. After a brief rest, we begin our trekking journey to Phakding. We need to walk along the banks of the Dudh Koshi and walk through forested landscapes all the way to our destination. Overnight in Phakding.
Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m): 5-6 hours
Continuing on through the ascending route through the dense forests the hilly trail heads towards Namche Bazaar. With pine and cedar trees mapping out the route, the journey crosses through Monjo and Jorsalle, and enters the Sagarmatha National Park. Home to a diverse cast of floras and faunas, the national park boasts views of Thamserku (6,608m) and Kongde Ri (6,187m) as well. Namche Bazar is the biggest Sherpa settlement in the Everest region. Overnight in Namche.
Namche Bazaar (3,440 m): acclimatization
The first of our acclimatization days’, today, we take some time off at Namche to let our bodies adapt with the growing altitudes. The day begins with a lovely view of the Himalayas as we head towards our hiking destination. The hamlets of Khumjung and Khunde are the most popular destinations taking us to the heart of the Khumbu Region and the Yeti Skull monastery located in Khumjung is another possible destination. Alternatively, you can also trek towards Everest View Hotel which provides a 360-degree view of the Himalayas including the Mt. Everest (8,848m). Overnight in Namche.
Namche Bazaar to Debuche
The day begins early as we trek alongside the opening valley heading towards Debuche. The first stretch of the journey ends at Phunki Thanga. The next stretch of the journey heads alongside the magnificent Dudh Koshi River steeply ascending towards Tengboche. The monastery at Tengboche is said to be one of the oldest in the region and hosts the annual Mani Rimdu Festival. With the magnificent view of Ama Dablam (6,856m) guiding us for the rest of the way, we reach Debuche. Overnight in Debuche.
Debuche to Pheriche (4,300m): 5-6 hours
Heading out of Debuche, the journey takes on an ascending route continuously heading through the snowy trail. Crossing Pangboche with the summit of Ama Dablam (6,856m) and Thamserku (6,608m) as our companion, the trail reaches Imja Khola. The ttrail along the river leads to Dingboche. Also known as summer valley, the trail heading out of Dingboche catches the ascending route to Pheriche. Overnight in Pheriche.
A well-known acclimatization stop Pheriche is one of the more stunning and vibrant village along the Everest trail. Located at an altitude of 4,300m the rural hamlet boasts stunning views of the Himalayas adorning the horizon. The region also boasts some of the more ideal spots for hiking for acclimatization with pleasant trails and stunning views. Overnight at Pheriche.
Pheriche to Ama Dablam Base Camp (4570m): 5-6 hours
The final of our trekking before attacking the majestic Ama Dablam (6,856m) today the journey begins as we head towards Pangboche before crossing the stunning Dudh Koshi River. The trek begins to head south as we leave the Sherpa village and enter barren landscapes. Continuing the ascent, the trail heads towards the large grassland, the Ama Dablam Base Camp. Overnight at Ama Dablam Base Camp.
Acclimatization and Pre-climb training at Ama Dablam Base Camp
To make sure that we are ready today we take a day off for acclimatization. We can plan the expedition mapping out plans and double-checking our equipment. We also take on a pre-climb run familiarizing ourselves with the use of ropes while the guides will also provide tips on how better to use the equipment for safe and secure climbing. Overnight at Ama Dablam Base Camp.
Ascending and Descending of Ama Dablam (6856m)
Making our way out of the Ama Dablam Base Camp, we begin our journey towards Camp 1 located at an altitude of 5,700m. We also take a day off for acclimatization at Camp 1 before once again heading down to the base camp for final preparations for summiting the Himalaya. Heading out of Base Camp, the trail spans across three different Camps. The journey to Camp 1 is a technical one while heading towards Camp 2 involves maximum use of ropes. Heading through the standard paths, we lay out new ways when required takes us all the way to Camp 2. From Camp 2, the journey takes us through steep rocks, snowy pathways, and loose footings to Camp 3. The final stretch of the journey is relatively less technical. We head back to the base camp after successfully summiting the Himalaya. Due to the unpredictable nature of this climb, we cannot exactly state the timing duration.
Trek back to Lukla
The next two days sees us once again enter the familiar route enclosed by the stunning forested landscapes heading back to Lukla. Crossing the hamlets of Tengboche, Namche Bazaar, and Phakding, the trail begins its descending route. With the Himalayas to our back, the descending journey is a pleasant one. Upon arrival in Lukla, head to your hotel. Overnight in Lukla.
Fly back to Kathmandu
The day begins early as we head back to Kathmandu. Setting off from the thrilling airstrip from Lukla is a perfect way to cap off the adventure we have set upon. With one final glance at the Himalayas, we head back to Kathmandu. Heading back to the hotel brings us the much needed rest from long days of travel. Once at Kathmandu, you can opt to go for souvenir shopping in Thamel or even visit the neighbouring places. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Leisure day in Kathmandu| Farewell Dinner
Today will be a day off in Kathmandu for enjoying the stunning beauty of the city. Exploring the city of Kathmandu is a treat in itself but add it with the vibrant culture, unique way of life, art, and architecture, it becomes even more exciting. With the day coming to a close, the curtain draws on our journey as we cap it all off with a lovely farewell dinner.
Our representatives will drop you back at the Tribhuvan International Airport just in time for your flight back home. We hope you had a lovely time with us and we look forwards to seeing you again. Goodbye and Thanks!