Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, we will pick you up from the airport then transfer you to the hotel in Thamel, Kathmandu. We have a short discussion on trekking then take a rest in the hotel.
- Private meet & greet from Airport to hotel
Average Driving Distance: 6.5 km / 4 mi.
Average Driving Duration: 45 minutes
Flight over the mountain to Lukla takes 40 minutes. Here we will meet our trekking crews, have breakfast then pack and finish arrangements, we head north, descending to the Dudh Kosi river, pass a small settlement called Chopling after 1½ hrs and cross a tributary with a beautiful peak towards its head. We reach Phakding after three hours walk from Lukla.
From Phakding, the trail continues up north to Monjo where we meet the entrance of Sagarmatha National park. Ascending through pine forest we reach Sherpa capital city of Namche Bazaar where we plan to stay 2 nights for acclimatization.
Pack breakfast from the hotel to catch the first sunrise over the mountain on the way to Everest View Hotel. There you can stop for tea and enjoy the mountain view of Ama Dablam (6,856), Lhotse (8,516), and others. Descending to Khumjung village where sir Edmund Hillary (the first climber submit Everest) contribute to building a school named after him.
On the way back to Namche Bazaar, you will pass Syangboche village where the highest airport in the world is located. Start at 4:00 AM you can be able to be back at Namche Bazaar.
Going down through the pine forest then cross the famous bridge with flags flying under the wind. The trail then slightly down to Monjo, Phakding then up to Lukla.
Take the early morning flight back to Kathmandu, have free shopping time before summarizing the trip with the farewell dinner with Nepalese traditional food in the restaurant.
Kathmandu free time before the flight back home.
- Private transfer as itinerary
- Accommodation (comfort, 3-star) for 2 nights with Daily Breakfast
- Accommodation (basic) on the mountain with full board meal
- Professional English-speaking trekking guide, as per itinerary
- Porter services (25kg/per porter) 2 guess share 1 porter
- Two-way flight ticket between Lukla and Kathmandu
- Trekking Permits: TIMS, Sagarmatha National Park
- Taxes & service fees
- Flights to/from Nepal
Meals & drinks (unless otherwise stated)
- Personal travel insurance
- Any services not listed above as “Included”
Trek difficulties rank ‘easy’ or ‘light’ as you will hike uphill and downhill gently, with an average hiking duration from 4 to 7 hours per day. There is only a steep ascent near Namche Bazaar but you get good views of the Himalayas so it is worth your effort.
The maximum elevation you will get to Everest View Hotel (3,880m) but the highest elevation you will stay the night is 3,440m so there is a low risk of altitude sickness.
If you have 1-2 more days, we recommend continuing the hike to Tengboche monasteries, sit on top of the ridge at the elevation of 3,867m, the monastery is the largest in Khumbu. The tradition passed from the Rongbuk monastery in Tibet.