Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport (1,300m)
After your arrival at Kathmandu, our airport representative will receive you and transfer you to hotel by private vehicle.
Day 02: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,860m) and trek to Phakding (2,600m) – 30 minutes flight
After short morning flight to Lukla, our local guide and porter will receive you in the airport. Start your trek following the route of Chaurikharka village and descend towards Dudkoshi Ghat (2,530m). The Everest view trail follows the route of Dudkoshi River until Phakding (2,600m). You will stay overnight there to acclimatize yourself. Enjoy free time at Phakding strolling around the town.
Day 03: Phakding to Namchebazzar (3,440m/11,283ft) – 5/6 hours
After breakfast, trek to Namchebazzar, the biggest Sherpa settlements in Nepal. The first section of trail goes through Dhudh Koshi river back and crosses suspension bridge before reaching Monjo (2 hours). We then enter into the vicinity of Sagarmatha National Park where you get brief permit checking. After that, we descend to Dudhkoshi River and trek all the way to Namche passing Jorsale. Stay overnight at Namche.
Day 04: Namchebazzar to Tengboche (3,860m) - 5/6 hour
After an early morning breakfast, we depart from Namchebazaar to Tengboche with only a short altitude gain. En route- enjoy the excellent view of Mt. Amadablam, Lhotse and Everest itself.
Day 05: Tengboche to Monjo (3,340m) - 7 hours
Today we return to Nache Bazzar by hiking down to Monjo. The trekking route to Monjo is steeply down along the Bhote Koshi. We then cross the river and follow the Jorsale before entering to Monjo where we overnight.
Day 06: Monjo to Lukla (2,840m) – 5 hours
Our trail route follows the banks of the Dudh Koshi River and climb uphill for an hour to reach Lukla.
Day 07: Flight back to Kathmandu
Flight back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. Enjoy your leisure day strolling around the Thamel city. Attend farewell dinner at typical Nepali restaurant.
Day 08: Final Departure
Transfer to airport for final departure
Frequently Asked Questions:
Do I need previous hiking experience required to go on a trek?
If you are physically fit and have extra Exercise enough enthusiasm for the trip previous experience is not required.
Could I trek without a guide?
You could, the area is very safe and in most cases navigation is relatively easy-however with a guide you will get more out of the experience. Having someone with you that knows the local customs and language helps you interact with people you meet in remote villages, and shows that you respect their culture.
What will happen if I get sick on the trek?
Either you will get better, or if it seems serious we will evacuate you with Helicopter and will be taken to Hospital in Kathmandu where you’ll get excellent attention. Our crew is well versed in medical and emergency care and carry a reasonably comprehensive first aid kit.
What will happen if I get injured?
If it is serious (this has never happened). You will again be taken care by our staff. If evacuation is required, this will be arranged by Visit Nepal tour. It’s advised that if you have any personal doubts you should have evacuation insurance arranged. Nepal Tour Guide Team can advise you on this.
Will I get sick?
Not likely. The worst is you may get some diarrhea or temporary stomach upset. Please look our staying healthy during holiday topic for details. Follow the health advice given in our briefings during welcome dinner and you’ll be fine.
What is the food like on the trek?
Fantastic! If you haven't already tried Dal Bhat you are in for a treat - there is nothing better to fill that trekking appetite. Dal Bhat is the signature Nepali dish - rice and lentil soup served with two types of curried vegetables and pickles. It is on the menu in every tea-house on the trek. A nice breakfast specialty you might also want to try is Tibetan Gurung bread with honey. The mountain tea houses will also serve up more familiar western dishes like pizza, or muesli for the morning
Is there a problem with altitude sickness?
For our tours/treks below 4000m, there is little likelihood of being subject to altitude sickness, unless you are taking one of our more extreme adventure tours. Kathmandu rests at an altitude of only 1350-m (4430ft) and at this altitude there is no likelihood of altitude related sickness.
We’ll be advising you well in advance if altitude is an issue. Our tours/treks above 4000m do require acclimatization periods and any of our tours needing acclimatization has it built into the itinerary and that comes from 13 years of experience and the best medical advice... So don’t worry. If you want to know more about altitude sickness, please look the topic staying healthy.