Due to the extreme nature of the trekking route , we advise you to take assistance from the professionals if you are interested in doing this trek. The extreme weather , high altitude and other factors make this trek one great challenge.
Namaste and welcome to Nepal. As you arrive Kathmandu, Vertex Holiday’s airport representative will receive you at the airport and assist you to the hotel. After getting refreshed, a short briefing and orientation will be conducted by our trekking leaders. The evening reserved for wonderful dinner with Nepali cultural program. Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel, set out for the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu, these include UNESCO listed world heritage sites. Kathmandu is a city of temples and medieval arts and architecture. There is Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square in Kathmandu. However, there are in total of seven world heritage sites in the Kathmandu valley. Returning back from the sightseeing tour, you get a short trip briefing. Overnight at the hotel.
Having breakfast, we drive to the domestic airport of Kathmandu. Flying to Lukla ,enjoy the picturesque Himalayas. Landing at Lukla, you meet the rest of the crew who will accompany us during the trekking. Then the trek starts smoothly through the easy trail and you can see the tiny settlements along with their potato fields. Crossing the steel bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, we reach Phakding. Overnight at lodge.
After breakfast, our trek begins ascending on the bank of Dudh Koshi. Crossing few suspension bridges we arrive at the entry gate of Sagarmatha National Park at Jorsalle. Now the trail gets steeper while we go through pine forests. The charming view of Everest can be seen for the first time of the trek. We walk continually till we reach to the horseshoe-shaped Namche Bazaar, which is one of the busiest settlements in the Everest region. Overnight at lodge.
Today is an acclimatization and exploration day. So, we go on exploring this amazing town along with its neighboring parts as Khumjung and Everest view hotel. There are almost all the facilities and markets of all the goods. Basic facilities are available at the health post/hospital, school, trade centers, and others. Hillary school is located there. The exploration hiking is also wonderful to know more about the Sherpa culture and traditions. Back to lodge and rest. Overnight at lodge.
We commence through the fine and gradual uphill trail. The mountains seems like they are just before your eyes which in fact is a wonderful experience. If you are lucky then there is a great chance of seeing various wild animals including Himalayan Thar , musk deer and the national bird Danphe on the trail. Descending to Kyanjuma, we climb up steadily through the rhododendron forest and reach to Phortse under the shadow of Mt.Taboche. Overnight at lodge.
Heading for the Phortse village we cross the bridge over the Dudh Koshi River and continue walking through the forest region. We go through exploring the biodiversity . The cascading waterfalls are amazing that can be seen during the trekking. We reach to Luza, pass the village, walk through the sandy trail and reach the Machhermo village. Nearby the village, the Himalayan Rescue Center lies, this is a place to treat the people having altitude problems. Overnight at lodge.
Enjoying the view of the Dudh Koshi valley, we begin to trek higher with a destination of Gokyo today. Mt.Thamserku peeps from the near horizon. From Phanga, we trek down to the Riverside and climb again through the Ngozumba glacier. Reaching up to the Gokyo valley or Dudh Pokhari, we pass Lonpongo and Ramboche Tso. Gokyo valley is located at 4800 meters. You may find it tough to deal with the alpine altitude, but the following day it becomes normal as we go over 5300 meters. Overnight at lodge.
It is an exploration day. After breakfast, we hike to Gokyo Ri. Or we can hike to the 4th and 5th Lake. The views of Everest, Cho-Oyu, Gyachung, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makulu and many other mountain peaks can be seen from the top of Gokyo Ri . The longest Himalayan glacier in the world, Ngozumba glacier can be seen from there. Exploring the natural wonders, we trek down to the Gokyo valley and rest. Overnight at lodge.
From the Gokyo valley, we have to cross the Ngozumba glacier. It moreover looks like a moraine as it is covered with rocks and sand. After couple of hours of zigzag hiking trail , we reach to Dragnag , our today's destination . Overnight at lodge.
After breakfast early in the morning, we walk through the steep climbing route. Then we descend for about half an hour through the rugged trail. Reaching Cho La pass Phedi, we walk through the icy area. Now the technical section begins that leads to the Cho La top. Most of the time, Cho La pass remains snowy. From the top, view of Ama Dablam, Cholatse and other smaller peaks can be seen. Then the route descends through steep rocky trail which is very challenging and adventurous . Gradually, we reach to Dzongla. Overnight at lodge.
After breakfast, the trekking trail descends beside the Chola Tso Lake which is a glacial lake on the base of the Cholatse peak. The trail leads through the grazing meadows of the Lobuche. Lobuche is situated on the bank of the famous Khumbu glacier. Overnight at lodge.
After breakfast we commence our journey. The trail continues on the bank of the Khumbu glacier following the beautiful view of MT.Pumori . For lunch, we reach to Gorakshep, where which is the highest place of accommodation in this region. Carrying a day pack, we begin to ascend to the Everest base camp through the rocky trail that is prevailed with moraines. At the climbing seasons, Everest base camp remains full of tents, where climbers stay and do climbing practices. Taking sufficient snaps, we descend to Gorakshep and rest. Overnight at lodge.
Getting up early, we hike up to Kalapatthar. The breathtaking sunrise view over the Everest and neighbouring peaks makes Kalapatthar the best viewpoint. Other peaks seen from Kalapathhar are Makalu, Ama Dablam, Pumori, Lhotse, Nuptse and Cho Oyu . Then we trek down to Gorakshep, have breakfast/lunch and trek down to Pheriche. It’s a long walk, but superb excursion. Overnight at lodge.
In the morning our journey begins after breakfast . We follow the trail on the bank of Imja Khola, with the mesmerizing view of Mt.Amadablam which is one of the most technically difficult mountain to climb. Passing Pangboche and then Tengboche, we reach to the Namche Bazaar. If you prefer, we can descend further to Monju and take a rest. Overnight at lodge.
After breakfast we begin descending through pine forest trail from Namche Bazaar. Checking out from the national park counter, we reach to Monjo and head further crossing the suspension bridges. Passing Phakding, the normal route begins. We gradually reach to our concluding point at Lukla. We celebrate our successful trek with all the team members. . Overnight at lodge.
It’s time to bid farewell to this Himalayan town and fly back to Kathmandu. The Himalayan peaks that became familiar to us can be seen for the last time if the weather is clear. Landing in Kathmandu, you'll be transferred to the hotel . Rest of the time is for your individual activities including shopping and exploring the city . Overnight at the hotel.
This is a great day to explore the ancient town of Bhaktapur. It is a half-day trip. Bhaktapur Durbar Square is an old Newari town, where medieval architectures, pagoda style temples, pottery square, and various other attractions lie there. After the tour, drive back to Kathmandu and join the dinner in the evening at a typical Nepali restaurant. We have a special moment. Overnight at the hotel.
Note: in case the flight gets canceled, today is the reserve day for that. Weather change is normal in the mountainous region.
Having a good memorable trekking experience with Vertex Holiday our representative will drop you at the airport for your departure.