Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon arrival in the Kathmandu airport, you will be greeted by a representative from Rising Adventure at the arrival gate and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing
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: Flight to Lukla (2800 m/ 35 m) and Trek to Phakding (3-4 hrs)
In the early morning, you will have almost 35 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Lukla which lies at about 2800 m 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 Phakding at almost 2652 m.
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (6-7 hrs)
On this day, you will 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: 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 Tengboche (5-6 hrs)
Your trek will go ahead from Namche to Tengboche along the magnificent views of the varieties of mountains. After reaching in Tengboche, you can observe the lifestyle of local Sherpas as well as their monasteries.
Day 07: Trek to Pheriche (5-6 hrrs)
Today your trail will take to Pheriche after walking almost 5 hours. At first, you will descend as well as ascend and reach to the beautiful village located on the riverbank, known as Pangboche. Then the continuation of your trail will take you to at Pheriche.
Day 08: Trek to Lobuche (5-6 hrs)
You will trek almost 6 hours in order to reach to Lobuche, where is only few huts at the foot of the Himalayan giants. On the way, you will go up to the Khumbu Glacier and pass the row of stone monument that was built in the memory of six Sherpas who died in an avalanche at Lobuche.
Day 09: Trek to Gorakshep (3-4 hrs) and Hike to Everest Base Camp (5340 m/ 4-5 hrs)
This is the difficult and the most memorable day of this trek. You will walk along the Khumbu Glacier and up to Everest Base Camp at 5340 meter 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 10: Hike to Kalapatthar (5555 m/ 3 hrs ) and trek back to Lobuche (5-6 hrs)
Your trail will begin early in the morning for going to 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, you will return to Lobuche again.
Day 11: Trek to Chhukung ( 6-7 hrs) via Konga La Pass (5535 m)
Today is the tougher day of your trekking because you are going to pass the Kongma La Pass. So, you will go through the Khumbu Glacier and reach to Kongma La Base Camp. From there, you will go up to Kongma La Pass following the prayer flags, which mark the path. After descending, you will reach to Chhukung and meet the climbing guide. En route, you will walk through the Imja Valley as well.
Day 12: Trek to Island Peak Base Camp (4-5 hrs)
Today your trail will go up steeply. So, you will ascend to south at first and turn towards the main valley in the east. Then the trail will go ahead along the stream and make your trek glacial through the Imja and Lhotse glacier. Eventually, you will reach to the valley, which offers the gorgeous views of southwestern side of Island Peak. In valley, you will set up your Base Camp.
Day 13: Rest Day
The day of today is actually not for rest only, but for acclimatization too. So, today your guide will teach you to use the climbing equipments such as ice axe, harness and so on. Besides, you will spend your remaining day for hiking to the High Camp and back to the Base Camp.
Day 14: Summit the Island Peak (6187 m) and come back to Base Camp (10-12 hrs)
Today you are going to meet your final destination. So, you will have a climbing very early in the morning. You will ascend beyond the High Camp. Then you will climb on the rocky steps, crevasses, glacier as well as icy slopes. Finally, you will be succeeded to summit the Island Peak, which offers the exotic sceneries of Lhotse, Lhotse Middle Peak, Lhotse Shar, Nuptse, Makalu, Amadablam and so on. After spending sometimes on top of the Island Peak, you will descend to the Base Camp retracing the route.
Day 15: Trek to Pangboche (5-6 hrs)
Your trail will take you to Chhukung following the previous route. Then you will descend to Dingboche. After almost one and half an hour of walking from there, you will reach to Pangboche amongst the thousands of mani stones.
Day 16: Trek to Namche Bazaar (5-6 hrs)
Today you will walk about to5 hours. First of all, you will reach to Tengboche following the previous route through the Imja River. Then you will continue your trek through the forests of rhododendron as well as of juniper. En route, you will have an opportunity to see the grazing mountain goats, colorful Pheasants and other wild animals. Finally, you will reach to Namche Bazaar passing through Chhorten monastery.
Day 17: Trek back to Lukla (6-7 hrs)
You will go to Lukla retracing the route.
Day 18: 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 transfer to the hotel.
Day 19: Departure
Today your trip in Nepal comes to an end and A representative from Rising Adventure will take you to the airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight.