Day 1 Arrive Kathmandu
Arrival in Kathmandu, capital of Nepal. Meeting at the airport, transfer to hotel. Walk around the city. We recommend a walk through the old town, walk around Durbar Square, watch new Royal Palace, Parliament, and numerous temples.
Day 2 Schedule flight to Lukla (2840m)
Trek to Phakding. (2610m). Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla in a small plane (about 45 min flight). Arrival route start transition to the village. Phakding (2.5 h) (2640 m) or to the village. Monjo (4 hrs) (2800 meters), depending on the level of the group.
Day 3 Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,280 ft)
5 - 6 hrs The trail follows the narrow valley of the river. Dudh Kosi, the arrival in the village. Namche Bazaar (6 h) (3400 m).
Day 4 Namche Bazaar
Rest Day in Namche Bazaar (3440m) for acclimatization
Day 5 Namche Bazaar to Tengboche Monastery (3,870m/12,694ft)
5 - 6 hrs We set out towards Tengboche, enjoying superb view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam and close up view of Thamserku. Our trek follows more or less smooth trail with few ups and downs which will not bother us as the magnificent view of the Himalayas keeps our company all through the journey. Along the way, we can spot wildlife musk deer, a herd of Himalayan Thar and multicolored pheasants. The trail goes gradually down up to Kayangjuma. The path eventually reaches Sansa, which is the major trail junction to Gokyo valley and Everest Base Camp.
Day 6 Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300ft)
5 - 6 hrs With mountains at its backdrop, the monastery at Tengboche looks more spectacular in the morning. At this juncture, we can take pictures of the monastery and the scenery around and as usual start the day journey. We choose the upper trail for better views on the way to Pangboche village. We pass through several Chortens and Mani walls and small villages.
Day 7 Rest day for Dingboche for acclimatization
Rest day for Dingboche for acclimatization
Day 8 Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m)
5-6 hrs walk After breakfast at the lodge the trail leads through the valley and get in to the bottom of the hill from where uphill begins to get in to Dugla. After that the trail continue climb upto the ridge where many memories of Sherpa who died on the glacier of Mount Everest. The the trail gently climb up to the Lobuche for overnight.
Day 9 Lobuche - Hike up Kala Pattar (5550m)
7-8 Hours Walk Today early morning we will take a dark climb up to the Kala Pattar. It takes a couple of hours to walk up to the famous viewing point of Kala Pattar (Black Rock) at 5,545m/18,192ft ; this small peak offers the best views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lotse, Pumori and Ama Dablam. The views are golden along with sunrise and then back to its original color of white snow capped. Explore sunrise with Everest as long as you want then hike back to Gorekshep, breakfast and will retrace back to Lobuche for overnight.
Day 10 Lobuche to Chhukung (4,730m/15,518ft)
Lobuche to Chhukung (4,730m/15,518ft). 6-7 hrs.
Day 11 Trek to Island Peak base camp
Today is another short trek of four hours to the Island Peak base camp (about 5400 m). Beginning today, accommodations will be tented camps for the next two days, with food prepared by our professional chef. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 12 Hike up to Island Peak High Camp (5600m)
Hike up to Island Peak High Camp (5600m).
Day 13 Summit to Island Peak (6187 m)
Summit to Island Peak (6187 m) & return to Chhukung (4750 m)- 9 to12 hrs. Today is our main adventure day. Weather permitting, we’ll start early in the morning for the climb up Island Peak (6187m). After Camp 1, we ascend through a gully and traverse to the right. After making our way up a wide stone field, we cross the ridge to the glacier and crevasses. After a safe trip to the top, we make our way back down the same day back and return to Chhukung.
Day 14 Chhukung to Tengboche (3,867m/12684ft)
4-5 hrs walk The trek comes down from Chukkung following towards Panboche. After this, we take a same trail back which is used to trek up. The trail comes all the way down to river. We cross the river and take an hour walk up through the forest to reach Tyangboche. And over night at lodge.
Day 15 Tengboche to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11,283ft)
5-6 hours The trail descends to the Dudhkoshi River and continues up to Kyungjuna. Finally an easy walk leads you to the Namche bazzar for overnight where you will have really hot shower which is the best after few days having no shower. Stay overnight at the lodge.
Day 16 Trek to Lukla (2,652m/8,700ft)
7-8 hours After breakfast at the lodge, the trail drops downhill through the pine forest till to the bridge and continue walk to the Monju. Again some formalities has to be done at the check post of the National park at Monju then continue walk to the Phakding for the lunch. After that your last day of the trek continue to the Lukla. Stay overnight at the lodge
Day 17 Fly to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
35 minutes scenic flight Normally flights are always in the morning due to the weather. So guide will do all airport formalities by the time you can have a breakfast at the lodge. Your luggage will get in to the airport already with the help of our sherpas and porters. Once guide get news about your flight arrival at Lukla airport, will call you to watch how the small aircraft get lands in to the small airstrip. After quick photograph, get in to the airport and straight away get in to the plane to fly out to Kathmandu. Once you are at the airport at Kathmandu, guide will assist to get in to your hotel by private vehicle.
Day 18 Drive to Airport
Day 18 Drive to Airport. Final Departure to your home country.