Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel
Upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by the representative from Rising Adventure at the arrival gate and transferred to hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
This is your day for sightseeing. So, you are picked up by your tour guide from your hotel. Basically, Kathmandu Sightseeing involves the four UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu. They are Kathmandu Darbar Square, Swayabhunath Stupa, Boudhnath Stupa and the Pashupatinath Temple. However, we also organize other sightseeing tours nearby Kathmandu in accordance with your desires like Patan and Bhaktapur Darbar Squares those too are enlisted in UNESCO.
In the evening, Rising Adventure will discuss about your trip and introduce our trekking guide as well as other members.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2800 m/35 min) and trek to Phakding (3-4 hrs walk)
In the early morning, you will have almost 40minutes flight from Kathmandu to Lukla which lies at about 2804m in the Khumbu region of Eastern part of Nepal. While in the aeroplane you can have the great views of the mountains and river valleys. After the arrival at Lukla, our guide will introduce with the porter if you want to have or if your package includes.Then, your trek embarks on to Phkding at almost 2652 m.
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (6-7 hrs walk)
On this day,youwill continue your trek for almost 7 hour until you won’t reach to the Namche bazaar which is taken as the Gateway to Everest. While trekking, you will go on through the breathtaking views such as blue pine forests, firs, junipers and other beautiful sceneries.
Day 05: Rest in Namche Bazaar- Acclimatization day
You will spend a day here in order to have rest as well as acclimatize. You can pass your day by exploring the local culture of Namche. You can also visit the museum which describes the traditional customs of the Sherpa and you have an opportunity to visit the highest hotel of the world names as Everest View Hotel.
Day 06: Trek to Dole (6-7 hrs)
Your trail will go to Dole, a small place with few teahouses through the forest of pines, oaks, rhododendron and many other wild flowers. En route, you will see the exotic sceneries of Himalayas including Ama Dablam.
Day 07: Trek to Machherma (5-6 hrs)
Today your will have a trek almost of 4 hours. During your trekking, you will enjoy with the beautiful views of Cho Oyu, Thamserku and so on.
Day 08: Trek to Gokyo (5-6 hrs)
Your trail will go ahead ascending the ridge Chorten which is a vantage point for looking the exotic views of both down the valley of Kangtaiga and upwards Cho Oyu. Your walk will pass Pangkha, a palace where an avalanche in 1995 killed 40 people. Then you will descend continuously and finally get into the Gokyo land, the first lake through the metal bridge. After almost of 30 minutes’ walk will take you to the second lake and after about 50 minutes you will reach to the third lake of Gokyo.
Day 09: Rest at Gokyo - Acclimatization day
Today is not for a rest only, but for acclimatization too. So, you will spend your whole day in exploring the Gokyo Valley. Besides, three lakes of Gokyo, it has other lakes as well such the forth, the fifth and so on. Therefore, you will ascend to reach to the fourth and fifth Gokyo lakes. It takes almost 45 minutes and 2 hours respectively to reach there. These lakes offer you the eye-catching views of Himalayas such as Cho Oyu, Nogunzpa Glacier (the longest glacier of Nepal), etc. After visiting there, you will come back to Gokyo Valley by retracing the trail.
Day 10: Hike to Gokyo RI (5360m/ 17585ft) and Trek to Thaknak (7-8 hrs)
Today you are going to have a hike to Gokyo Ri. So, you will hike a very early in the morning. You will ascend to Gokyo Ri and reach within almost 3 hours. After reaching there, you will see the exotic views of the four highest peaks of Nepal out of seven such as Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu. As a result, you may find yourself very close to the Himalayas. After visiting there, you will come back to Gokyo Valley and have a breakfast. Then you will continue your trek to Thaknak through the second Gokyo Lake and the Ngazumpa glacier.
Day 11: Trek to Dzongla (7-8 hrs) via Cho-la Pass (5367m/ 17608ft)
This is the toughest day of your trekking because you are going to walk along the rocky, slippery and icy trail. So, today your trail will start a little bit early while comparing to the previous trails. First of all you will reach to Cho la Pass at almost 5363m which offers you the stunning views of Cho La Lake and Mt. Cholatse. Then you will descend to Dzongla.
Day 12: Trek to Lobuche (5-6 hrs)
Your trail will descend to Lobuche through the narrow trails walking almost 3 hours. On the way, you will walk through the grassy land, ridges and so on. Finally, you will reach at Lobuche enjoying the view of Lobuche Peak.
Day 13: Trek to Gorakshep (3-4 hrs) and hike to Everest Base Camp (5340m/ 17520 ft/ 4-5 hrs)
This is the difficult and the most memorable day of this trek. You will walk up to Everest Base Camp at 5365 meter along the Khumbu Glacier without using the mountaineering equipments. From the Base Camp, you can have the spectacular scenic views of the Khumbu Icefall. After then you will descend to Gorak Shep for the night.
Day 14: Hike to Kalapattar (5555m/ 18225 ft/ 3 hrs) and trek to Pheriche (5-6 hrs)
This is the toughest day of the trekking. Your trail will begin early in the morning for going to a hike to Kalapathar. So, you will ascend steeply to Kalapathar. After reaching there you will enjoy the incredible views o f the towering Himalayas such as the Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse and so on. You will descend to Gorak Shep following the same route. After having a breakfast there, your trail will continue to Pheriche.
Day 15: Trek to Namche Bazaar (6-7 hrs)
On this day, after having breakfast, you will descend to Pangboche to Dibuche to Tengboche, where you will enjoy the lunch. Afterwards, your trek will be continued to Namche Bazaar.
Day 16: Trek to Lukla (6-7 hrs)
Your trail will continue to Lukla passing Phakding following the previous route.
Day 17: Fly back to Kathmandu, 35 min
You will have a flight early in the morning to Kathmandu following the previous airways. After your arrival in Kathmandu, You will be transferred to the hotel.
Day 18: Departure from Kathmandu
Today your trip in Nepal comes to an end and the representative from Rising Adventure will take you to the airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight.