Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Welcome to Himalayan country of Nepal. Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan intl. airport our representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu. After time to get refreshed, evening you'll meet and transfer for welcome dinner in one of the typical Nepalese restaurant in the heart of Kathmandu and briefing about your trip and overnight at Hotel.
Rock climbing at Nagarjun hill site/ city tour (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Today after breakfast, we will drive 3 kms far from Kathmandu to Nagarjun hill site for rock climbing course, this will last for 3 to 4 hours and this is the time for you to learn some of the useful climbing technique along with our climbing experts. Instead, you may take our half day guided sightseeing tours if the city. Evening pre-trip discussion and introduce with our fellow trekking staff for your adventure trip. Over night at Kathmandu
Fly to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft) & trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft), 3-4 hrs walk
This morning you'll be transferred to domestic airport to fly to Lukla. It takes 40 minutes scenic flight to Lukla airport (2,800m/9,184ft) and you will have time to stroll around, while the guide sort and divide the load baggage to be carried by porters. Guide will manage the lunch place depending upon the time of arrival at Lukla. We start our trek further to Phakding passing some Sherpa villages and farm. We follow the trail to Dudhkoshi River and further down on route to Phakding. The walk is gradual and most of the way, with few ups from Thado khola, where you can have a superb view of Kusum-Kangaru (6,369m/20,890ft) crossing a short suspension bridge, from here after a short climb brings us to the Ghat village, another 1 1/2 hour of gradual walk brings you to Phakding village for the overnight stop and stroll around the village for local knowledge.
Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft), 5-6 hrs walk
The trek start in the morning and after crossing the suspension bridge over the Dudh-Kosi the walk is pleasant with few short uphill and downhill and re-crossing the same river again with magnificent view of Mt. Thamserku (6,608m/21,675ft) from the Benkar village. Trek continuing crossing the bridges and reaches at Monjo where is entrance gate of the Sagarmatha National Park, where your trekking permit checked and keeps the record of all trekkers going to and from this place including the local trekking staff as well. When enter the National park boundary we descend and a gradual walk brings us to the suspension bridge over the Bhote-Koshi river, after the bridge Jorsalle village is reached, the last village till Namche Bazaar, from here the walk is pleasant on the river bed till the last bridge over the Imjatse river is reached, from here the walk is along the winding uphill path all the way to Namche Bazaar, with magnificent view of Kwangde peak and it other sister peaks towards east with Kusum kangaru on the back as you climb higher, view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse and the closer view of Tawache peak can be seen from some part on the way to Namche. Finally we reach at colorful houses called Namche Bazzar main gate of Khumbu region and we overnight stay at hotel.
Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar
You have full day leisure or visit Everest View Point hotel for wonderful panoramic view or stroll around the market, if Saturday can be seen many people in Saturday market for shopping to fulfill their daily needs and only one shopping market in the surrounding areas. Also you can visit Sherpa Museum as well a great place to learn Sherpa culture and history of mountaineering and stroll back to hotel for overnight.
Namche to Tyangboche (3,867m/12684ft), 5-6 hrs walk
After stroll around the Namche area, today we refreshed and fairly easy to walk further on. Our walk follows on the gradual trail with few short up and downs overlooking magnificent view of the great giant snow peaks from Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kwangde peak after a pleasant walk of two hours to a small place at Shanasa, from here the trial descend to Imjatse river at Phungithanga, a small settlement with couple of teahouses. The trail leads up hill through the forested path of silver fir, blue pines, rhododendron and some few magnolia and birch trees. After two hrs hardly walk to get to Tyangboche one of the most beautiful place in the Himalaya the first thing that comes to your eye is the big Monastery or Gumba, then the large field with campsites and teahouses, lodges beneath the towering majestic beautiful peak Ama Dablam, Everest, Mt. Lhotse and Lhotse Shar towards north east and more peaks all around you.
Tyangboche to Dingboche (4,358m/14,295 ft), 5-6 hrs walk
Today start our trek with pleasant walk and descend through a forest of birch, fir, juniper and rhododendron and coming to lovely spot at Deboche 3,650 m with magnificent view of mountains and past the long prayer mani wall, the path is gradual up to the Pangboche village, from here onwards the lush vegetation and tree lines vanishes, we enter the Imjatse valley to the Dingboche. The great view of the mighty peaks of Ama Dablam, Nuptse and Lhotse with view of the eastern snow capped mountains including the Island peak or Imjatse 6,189m, which is a popular peak amongst all the trekking peaks in Nepal. Dingboche is a beautiful patchwork of field enclosed by stone walls, protecting the crops of barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold winds and grazing animals. Dingboche has about more than ten teahouses and it is also the gateway to Chukung and farther beyond for the most challenging traverses towards Makalu area and Hinko Valley via Sherpani col 6,100m and Amphu Laptsa pass 5,780m.
Acclimatization day at Dingboche
Today we rest for acclimatization at Dingboche valley, After morning breakfast we hike up to Nagarjuna view point (5,050 m) just northern above to Dingboche and from here can be seen many towering peak a front of you and close view of Mt. Lhotse. Also good view of Mt. Makalu, Island peak, Amadablam, Tawache,Cholatse, Lobuche peak and many more from the top. This is one of the best hidden view points and way to good acclimatize for the climbers and after enjoy stroll back to Dingboche for overnight.
Dingboche to Chhukung valley (4,730m/15,518ft), 2-3 hrs walk
Today, we have a very short day and after breakfast we head further eastern side to 2-3 hrs gentle up hill will reach at Chhukung, which is a hidden valley near the base of Island peak. We'll have full day rest at the Island peak and last place to prepare the camping and climbing gear and overnight at Hotel.
Chhukung -Island Peak Base camp (5,200m/17,060ft), 3-4 hrs walk
Today, we heads further on to our journey with steep way climbing southern part then turning east to the main line of the valley. It then winds along or below the southern flank of the moraine from the Lhotse Glacier. Continue short pleasant walking along a streamside leads to what we call "Big -rock. The route to the Amphu Lapcha lies to the southeast. A crisis cross route through the Imja and Lhotse glacier moraines leads to a wide valley flanking the SW side of Island peak. We'll reach at Island peak base camp and overnight at tented camp.
Island Peak Base Camp to High Camp (5,600m/18,372ft), 2-3 hrs walk
After breakfast and packed camping stuff, we'll head on to the High camp from where we start our climb. Firstly the path leads up beyond base camp for several hundred meters before striking off left up the steep hillside. Initially sandy, the path soon turns to grass before becoming boulder strewn. As you climb the hill, you will see that the slope narrows and the path enter a steep rock channel nearby where we'll overnight at camp.
High camp to summit (6,189m/20,305ft) to Chhukung, 8-10 hrs walk
Today, day of our destination and as start our climb early morning through the rock gully. This is not difficult but there are several short rock steps to climb before you emerge on the right side of the gully. The route then follows a ridgeline, which leads to an exhilarating and exposed traverse onto the snout of the summit glacier. You will need to rope up for the glacier as it contains several crevasses but it leads without difficulty, to a 100m/330ft snow and ice slope (40-45 degree) on which the guides will fix a rope. From the top of this slope, 3 rope lengths along a sharp summit ridge lead to the top. You can enjoy with success and brave to get a summit and after some picture taking of scenic view will descend all the way to Chhukung for overnight at teahouse.
Chhukung to Dungla (4620m/15,158ft), 5-6 hrs walk
Today after breakfast , we continuing our trek along the rugged route to Dungla via Dingboche. Above the huts looms the famous Lhotse Ridge.
Dungla to Lobuche Base Camp (4950m/16236ft), 5-6 hrs walk
Today, after breakfast we trek to Lobuche Base Camp. You will begin to follow steep ascent path from Lobuche to finally arrive at Lobuche Base Camp, walking along the banks of Lobuche Glacier, enjoying the spectacular views of Cholaste, Tawache, Ama Dablam, Pokalde, Thamserku and many more. O/N at Lobuche Base Camp.
Preparatory Day at Lobuche Base Camp
At our Base camp now, we are able to pull out all our climbing gear; sort and check it, and rehearse and revise techniques we will use on the climb. Your guide will coordinate these activities to ensure everyone is completely conversant in procedures and correctly equipped. It will only be necessary to take personal gear for the climb with you up to the high camp, and this will include your sleeping bag and mattress. Group gear, such as tents, food, fuel and group climbing equipment/ropes etc will be carried up by some of our porters and staff. The remainder of gear will be stored at base camp where some of our staff will also stay until our return.
Trek to High Camp on Lobuche East (5400m/17712ft) 4 hrs walk
We move up to a high camp on the mountain, and it should take us about four hours to climb up bouldery scree and some snow to the site of high camp. We are set on a small expanse of snow or rock, above a deep, blue lake and close to the mountain. Here tents are shared so as to keep the load numbers down and it's early to bed for a very early alpine start.
Attempt summit of Lobuche East (6119m/20070ft) and return back to Lobuche
An early start (around 2.30am) sees us climbing the south East Ridge, which is a mixture of moderately steep snow and ice. Where necessary, we fix ropes along the route. We ascend steadily to a plateau at around 6000m, and then traverse around to an exposed ridge, which we will follow to the summit slopes. Approximately six hours of steady climbing brings us to the far eastern summit. From here it is a steady climb along the summit ridge towards the east summit, which for us marks our summit. The main summit is not far in distance but requires some technical climbing which is normally beyond the ability of novice climbers, certainly in terms of the time it would take. This final section of the climb is not for the faint-hearted, as there are huge drops on both sides, so this section will definitely be fixed with a rope. From the top we are well rewarded with superb views across to Ama Dablam , Makalu, Lhotse, Everest, Nuptse, Changtse (in Tibet) Pumori, Gyachung Kang, Cho Oyu and the myriad peaks to the west and south. After a full day's climbing, we retrace our steps back to High Camp, pack up, then with weary legs head down to Lobuche via base camp. The day's climb could be anywhere between nine to ten hours, depending on conditions and our progress.
Lobuche to Tyangboche (3,867m/12684ft), 5-6 hrs walk
After breakfast we follows on the gradual downhill with overlooking magnificent view of the great Himalaya. The last trail leads 30 minutes uphill through the forested path to reach Tyangboche. This is one of the most beautiful places in the Himalaya the first thing that comes to your eye is the big Tyangboche Monastery, with its stunning background of Ama Dablam, Mt. Everest and other peaks. Explore monastery and its surrounding and over night at Tyangboche.
Tyangboche to Monjo ((2680M/8791ft), 5-6 hrs walk
After breakfast trek down to Phunkethanga a small settlement with couple of teahouses. From here the trail leads uphill through the forested path with great memories and after crossing the local wooden bridge over the Dudh Koshi river trek onwards to steep climb to Sanasa to Namche bazzar and trek further down to Monjo for overnight stay.
Monjo to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft), 4-5 hrs walk
Today our hike is very easy, little up and down hills, follow the same way we trekked at the 1st day to reach Lukla. It will take about 4 to 5 hours to be back to Lukla. Refreshed up; your guide will re-confirm your flight of next day morning. You will have time to stroll around. Evening enjoy the last celebration dinner with your trek crew member and overnight at Hotel.
Fly back to Kathmandu
This is a day to exit yourself from mountain after this wonderful hike on Everest region. An early morning flight will take you back to Kathmandu airport and our guide transfer you to your hotel. You may have time to relax after long journey and take back your breath and rest at your hotel. Evening we meet, commence about your trip.
Departure from Kathmandu
Today is free or last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives until your departure flight/drive or to commence any extra trips or activities you may have booked with us. If departing, you'll be transferred to the International airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination. And our trip ends here.