Arrive at Kathmandu International Airport. Kathmandu is the nation’s capital and the country’s largest metropolis. Nepal has a rich geography. The mountainous north has eight of the world’s ten tallest mountains, including the highest point on Earth, Mount Everest (8884 M). It contains more than 240 peaks over 20,000 ft (6,096 m) above sea level. The fertile and humid south is heavily urbanised. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Transfer to Kathmandu Airport (1345 m) to board the flight for Lukla (2886 m). Upon arrival in Lukla, transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is free for acclimatisation.
Start your trek from Lukla after a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River. Nupla (5885m), which can be seen in the distance on the opposite shore, is a peak above the Kongde crest. You descend a mountain path that merges into your route to the Everest, overlooking a valley to your right; and at its far end, Kusum Kang (6367m.) Dudh Kosi approaches when you pass a wall of Mani and arrives at a Ghat tea house. Continue along a small path with many ascents and descents, following the left bank of Dudh Koshi until Phakding.
Begin along a level footpath along the right bank. Cross a stream and climb the hill on terraces of the Dudh Koshi route, to reach Bengar. The trail now climbs from the river bed on the left bank of the mountain, through a forest to Chumoa. Continue on a path with many ups and downs, cross a stream and pass by the small town of Monjo. Descend the path of stone steps and return to the right bank on a wooden bridge. After a short climb, arrive at Jorsale – a tea house and hotel, also stop at the National Park where the park entrance fee is charged. After leaving Jorsale, enter a wooded hillside. It follows a short walk along the riverbed in this V-shaped valley where the river forks – to the right is the Dudh Koshi and to the left is the Kosho Bhote which leads to Nampa La. After a short distance along the Bhote Koshi, the steep ascent to Namche Bazar begins. As the mountain road zigzags uphill, you will emerge in a superior summit rest area that offers excellent views of Everest (8848m) and Lhotse (8516m.) The climb is slightly alleviated, and Namche Bazar appears ahead of it. Namche Bazar (3440m) is surrounded on three sides by saws and opens only where it faces the Bhote Koshi.
Namche Bazaar is the ideal place to spend a day of rest for acclimatisation to the high altitude before heading towards Tyangboche. For acclimatisation, walk to Khhumjung and visit a monastery. Khhumjung is densely populated by the Sherpa community. You can also enjoy the splendid views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche and Kwangde and so on. Or you can take a one-hour hike to Syangboche (3800m.), where the Everest View hotel is located above Namche for an exceptional view of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru.
Leave the village for a climb to the top of a ridge and mountain track which offers an excellent overview of Thamserku, Kantega and Kusum Kangrib. To the right is a steep cliff that descends to the Dudh Koshi, dimly visible below, at the bottom of the valley. Make your way around a branch ridge, and Ama Dablam (6812m) Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse (7855m) and Tawoche (6501m) suddenly appear. After a gentle descent the mountain path ends; you will reach the fork leading to Gokyo. Although you can not see it, you can hear the Kosh Dudh and then go down to the river and reach Phunki Tenga. It is a long climb to Tyangboche; the first half is especially steep. As you climb through the wooded area, the incline facilitates and a splendid view appears. Continue to climb the slope of the mountain diagonally until you reach the stone gate built by lamas that marks its entrance into Tyangboche (3860m). You can use the large plateau in front of the splendid monastery for your stop.
Leave Tyangboche and continue towards Minlinggo and leave the mountain path to cross a suspension bridge to the left bank of the Imja Khola. Go up the mountain path while looking at Ama Dablam and Kantega (6779m) that appear on the opposite bank. Ascend the path lined with chorten, and reach a fork, the upper road passes Pangboche and a monastery, take the inferior road to Pangboche Olin and its stone wall and its field of potatoes. Pass through the town and cross a stream to a path that borders a rocky area of hills on terraces along the river bank. The trails slowly climb, winding over the Imjatse River, to a large Mani Stupa. From here, the walk is quite moderate as you enter the Imjatse valley under the mighty peaks of Ama Dablam, Nuptse and Lhotse with views of the mountains covered with eastern snow including the peak of the island or Imjatse (6189m). Dingboche is a beautiful mosaic of fields surrounded by stone walls that protect crops of barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold winds and grazing animals.
This is your chance to rest up before the last leg of our adventure. Savor a full day of exploring Dingboche and the surrounding valleys of Chhukung and Imja, the latter of which links with Island Peak, the high passes of Amphu Laptsa, and Makalu Barun National Park. Taking an optional trek to the valleys will pay off in rewarding views, but taking it easy is the most important thing today. You’ll need your rest for the penultimate day of ascent tomorrow.
The journey forward leads north for 50 minutes until you reach a mani prayer stupa. The path follows a descending path towards the village of Pheriche. Today’s walk offers views of Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam and north-Pokalde (5741m), Kongma-tse (5820m) and the great wall of Nuptse. After a two-hour hike, the Pheriche trail joins Dugla (4595m) before a small wooden bridge over the Khumbu glacier river. Stop in Dugla for lunch, before continuing for an hour up a steep hill to the top, where there are views of the mountain. After a short break, continue walking to Lobuche, hidden and protected from the wind.
Trek to the valley following the path of the rocky moraine, and see the frozen glacial ponds and icebergs below the Khumbu glacier. After the last rocky Moraine dunes, a short descent trek takes you to Gorakshep, the flat field below Kala Patthar (5545m) and Mt. Pumori (7145m). Gorakshep is the location of the original Everest Base Camp, with the new camp being located further up the valley. Now the trail winds through a rocky path and the Khumbu glacier. The sight of Nuptse, Lho-La and Khumbutse will appear before you. Sometimes you can see an avalanche on the way. After having witnessed a great moment, go back a few steps through the Khumbu glacier with magnificent views of Lobuche, Cholatse, Mt. Pumori and Tabuche.
Make an early morning climb to Kala Patthar (5545m) and enjoy the view of the sunrise. From Kala Patthar you can have a panoramic view of Mt. Everest and many other mountain peaks such as Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Thamserku and many more peaks. Yaks are normally used as four-legged loaders in this area. The town of Pheriche is known for being a very windy city. Around here you can see the perpendicular walls of Cholatse and Tawache. Also found here is the Himalayan Rescue Association Aid Post and foreign medical volunteers are available in this area most of the year to provide medical treatment to hikers as well as local people.
The walk from Pheriche back to Tengboche is mainly downhill, although it does, counter intuitively, require an hour scaling a hill. Arrive in Namche by late afternoon and rest for our last day on the mountain.
The last day of your trek leads you from Namche Bazaar via Monjo to Lukla. The walk is nice, except for a few uphill climbs and then up to the Bhote-Koshi river crossing it three times. The last uphill climb of 45 minutes will take you to Lukla for your one night stay.
Morning transfer to Lukla Airport to board a flight for Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure before enjoying a Nepali Authentic Dinner with Cultural Dance to farewell Kathmandu and your fellow travelers.
This morning transfer to Kathmandu International Airport.
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