Itinerary

Welcome to Nepal! We will receive you the airport and transport you to hotel.
Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu
Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu

Accommodation: Hotel


The day beings with a meeting and introducing with your trek and tour leader. After breakfast, we organize a short meeting at the hotel lobby. The meeting finalizes the preparation of the trek. In the meeting, you need to bring three copies of passport copy size photos, and travel insurance copy. Soon, the day tour will starts and on the tour visit most highlighted places of Kathmandu.

PASHUPATINATH TEMPLE
Pashupatinath Temple Sightseeing with Apex Asia Holidays in Nepal

Pashupatinath Temple

Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most visited and sacred places of Hindu. According to Hindu mythology, Pashupatinath is one of four Dham. It is not only a religious place also the cremation place. The dead body is burning with firewood in the bank of holy river Bagmati.

BOUDDHA STUPA
Bouddha Stupa in Nepal. Let's have a tour with Apex Asia Holidays

Bouddha Stupa

Bouddhanath Stupa is one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world. While touring in Buddha you can meet the monks, learn Buddhism, gather the information about Thankas, and its significants.

BHAKTAPUR DURBAR SQUARE
Bhaktapur Durbar Square sightseein in Kathmandu with Apex Asia Holidays

Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Bhaktapur Durbar Square is a royal palace built in centuries ago when Nepal had 22 and 24 state kingdom. The palace is famous with the name of fifty-five windows durbar, Nyatapol Mandir the tallest temple in Nepal. The Lion Gate, Golden Gates, The statue of King BhupatindraMalla and the pottery where the potter makes are the main attractions of Bhaktapur.

After finished the tour, the evening time is to review the luggage for the trek. If you interested you can walk around Thamel, choose the restaurant for dinner.

Meals included: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel


Early morning after breakfast we check out from the hotel in Kathmandu and drive to Jiri by bus, on Araniko Highway. We stop at Khadichaur or Mudhe for the lunch. Driving by the towns of Charikot and Namdu, we finally reach Jiri, which gets it name from Jirel which is a common surname in Nepal.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Mountain Lodge


Distance: 187kmHighest Point: 1905m -Jiri
Start to Finish Elevation Change: 1365m to 1905m

The trail today starts ascending up a hill through pine forests and descends to Shivalaya (1800m) and again on undulating trails we get to Deuarli, where normally a lunch spot, after which we continue down to Bhandara.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Mountain Lodge


Distance: 30kmHighest Point: 2705m- Deurali
Start to Finish Elevation Change: 1905m to 2200m (approx. 7hrs)

The day begins with descending to the Likhu Khola passing small villages. We stop at Kinja for lunch. It is situated at the bottom of Lamjura Hill. After lunch, hike up to Sete via small settlements. Sete is a Sherpa village, where we can see traditional mane walls and Stupa.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Mountain Lodge


Distance: 27kmHighest Point: 2645m- Sete
Start to Finish Elevation Change: 2200m to 2645m (approx. 6hrs)

We start the first leg of the day with a climb up to Lamajura Pass (3,535m) where you will have your lunch. The pass gets covered with snow in winter and blossomed rhododendron in spring. This is the highest point between Namche and Jiri after lunch you will descend to Junibesi, a typical village of Sherpa with apple gardens. Junibesi is a beautiful valley, you can explore lots of Gumbas here.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel


Distance: 28kmHighest Point: 3530m-Lamjura Pass
Start to Finish Elevation Change: 2645m to 2675m (6hrs)

Today is the first rest day of this trek where you can visit Thupten Choling Gompa, a big monastery on the hills, also a residence of Tibetan Lama and monks.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Mountain Lodge


Distance: 5km

After breakfast we continue along the trail that leads up to Simi Dada, from where you can see the first view Mt. Everest. Once you cross the Solu Khola we reach a small town called Rigmo where you will have lunch and then ascents to Tak Shindo Pass (3070m) and again descend all the way to Nunthala.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Mountain Lodge


Distance: 29kmHighest Point: 2794m -Takasindu Pass
Start to Finish Elevation Change: 2675m to 2440m (approx. 7hrs)

Descending trail continues until you get Dudh Koshi River. By crossing the river you will reach Jubing, it is lowest altitude village after the Lamjura Pass (3535m). It is a farmland, we can see a beautiful rice field, and orange farm while traveling in autumn. Again climb up to get Kharikhola (2020m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Mountain Lodge


Distance: 24kmHighest Point: 2440m- Nunthala
Start to Finish Elevation Change: 2440m to 2020m (approx.7hrs)

The trek starts with the hike up to Buksa Danda, continue the climb to Tham Danda where we have lunch, and continue on to bamboo forest on slippery, wet and narrow paths. After 1.5 hrs walking on undulating trails, we arrive at Paiyun.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Mountain Lodge


Distance: 25kmHighest Point: 2860m (Khari La Pass)
Start to Finish Elevation Change: 2020m to 2700m (approx. 6hrs)

After breakfast, the trail leads to descending to Surke, a popular helipad of Khumbu. From the Surkhe the trail begins to ascend to Chheplung where you will meet another way from Lukla. At the Thado Koshi just after Chheplung, you will have a lunch break. And continues to Phakding.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Mountain Lodge


Distance: 24kmHighest Point: 2700 -Paiyun
Start to Finish Elevation Change: 2700m to 2610m (6hrs)

Today we cross the river several times before reaching the highest suspension bridge. Steep climb up to cross the bridge and walk through the pine forest via Top Dada. Finally, we reach Namche Bazaar entry check post and settle into a hotel in Namche.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Mountain Lodge


Distance: 12kmHighest Point: 3441m (Namche Bazaar)
Start to Finish Elevation Change: 2610m to 3441m (approx. 6hrs)

Today is the second rest day of the trek. It is very important to take rest and acclimatize as we gain altitude. Today you will hike up to Syangboche and visit a museum that belongs to Sherpa culture, and the history records of Mt. Everest expedition by Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary, the first ones to scale Everest. The view of Namche, Khumjung village, and the massive summits in front are stupendous from Syangboche.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Mountain Lodge


Distance: 5kmHighest Point: 3880m (Everest View Hotel)
Start to Finish Elevation Change: 3441m to 3880m (approx. 3hrs)

The trail gradually climbs to higher altitude today through rhododendron forests and juniper. We stick to the left trail from Sanasa, which follows the trail to Gokyo. Over grassland path we reach Mong La daanda where we can take a short break to absorb the beautiful views, before descending to Phortse Thanga.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Mountain Lodge


Distance: 9kmHighest Point: 3680m (Phortse Thanga)
Start to Finish Elevation Change: 3441m to 3680m (approx. 5hrs)

The journey today begins with a steep climb up, through pine forests. Along the trail, you can see beautiful waterfalls. Before reaching Dole you can see magnificent views of the valley down below as well as Mt. Cho Oyu on the horizon. Dole is a commercial town where you can have lunch if you feel hungry. By crossing Dole the treeline is started.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Mountain Lodge


Distance: 14kmHighest Point: 4470 (Machhermo)
Start to Finish Elevation Change: 3680m to 4470m (approx. 6.5hrs)

Today is fairly shorter than the previous day. We walk for about 4 hours to Gokyo. The beginning part of the trail is roughly steep up about 25 minutes and then almost flat till Phanga, which is also our tea break spot. Eventually, the trail goes gradually up for about an hour. The approach to the first lake is also steep up and narrow. From the first lake, it takes about 1.5 hrs to reach Gokyo Valley (4,790 m). We have lunch here after which there is enough time to explore the third lake Dudh Pokhari along with magnificent mountain views.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Mountain Lodge


Distance: 8kmHighest Point: 4790m (Gokyo)
Start to Finish Elevation Change: 4470m to 4790m (approx. 4hrs)

An early morning hike up to Gokyo Ri (5383m) takes us to an amazing view point to see the mountains from. After, about 2.5-3 hrs hiking you will be on the top of Gokyo Ri, one of the highlights of the trip. From here, you can see a panoramic view of mountains including Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho-Oyu, Mt. Nuptse, Gyachung Khang, Numbur, Thamsherku, Cholatse and Tawoche in addition to Ngozumpa Glacier and Gokyo Valley and the lake by the side.
We head back down to Gokyo and after a short break, a delicious and hot lunch will be well served. After a short break, you will have a delicious hot lunch in Gokyo and continue trek to Dragnak 4700m (Thangna) via crossing the Ngozumpa Glacier, which takes 2.5-3 hrs for the overnight stay.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Mountain Lodge


Distance: 7kmHighest Point: 5383m (Gokyo Ri)
Start to Finish Elevation Change: 4790m to 5383m (approx. 3hrs.)

Today the trip will start early in the morning before sunrise because we cross the Cho La Pass (5360m). It is highly recommended to cross the pass around 8am before the sun and the wind get too strong. The trip will start steeply up through rocky path. Once you reach the top, you will be rewarded by the astonishing views of the Himalayas. We head down from the pass on to Zongla, situated on the lap of Cholatse.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Mountain Lodge


Distance: 4kmHighest Point: 5360m ( Chola Pass)
Start to Finish Elevation Change: 4500m to 4710m (approx. 3hrs)

After breakfast in Dzongla, the journey to Lobuche begins at around 7am. The trail today is easier than in previous days as it is on grassland. The view of Himalayas, Khumbu Valley, Cholatse Glacier Lakes, Thukla Pass and so froth make the walk really enjoyable. Crossing the base camp of Lobuche east, we reach the tiny Lobuche village. After lunch and a short rest, we walk up to the Khumbu glacier.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Mountain Lodge


Distance: 7.5kmHighest Point: 4910m (Lobuche)
Start to Finish Elevation Change: 4710m to 4910m (approx. 3hrs)

Today we walk to the main destination of the trek – Everest Base Camp. The rocky walk by the Khumbu glacier is quite rough and precarious on some bits, so do be careful. The first village we reach is Gorakshep where we have our lunch and continue to Everest Base Camp. On the way to Base Camp it is important to bring some snacks and water. Explore the Base Camp and return to the guesthouse which is about 5 hours up and down.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel


Distance: 15kmHighest Point: 5365m (Everest Base Camp)
Start to Finish Elevation Change: 4910m to 5365m (approx. 8hrs)

This is also a challenging day. Early morning we hike up the Kalapathar to catch the sunrise. As we climb up the mountains come to an eye level. We get a panoramic view of the Khumbu mountains from the top. This is also the highest point of the trek, from where we can see Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lhotse and many others peaks. You make an easy descent to Gorakshep and have breakfast before trekking down to Pheriche, a tiny hamlet at the base of Taboche mountain.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Mountain Lodge


Distance: 15kmHighest Point: 5555m ( Kalapathar)
Start to Finish Elevation Change: 5170m to 4270m (approx. 7hrs)

Our journey to Namche from Pheriche starts after breakfast. You will cross the village Pangboche and Imja Khola. A small climb up takes us to Tengboche, a hill station where sits the biggest monastery of the region. It is the only monastery that can be seen from the summit of Everest. After exploring the monastery trek down to Phungi Thanga and climb up to Sanasa. Finally on gradual ups we reach Namche Bazaar.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Mountain Lodge


Distance: 22kmHighest Point: 4270m (Pheriche)
Start to Finish Elevation Change: 4270m to 3441m (approx. 7hrs)

After trekking for 15 days in the region, we make our way to Lukla which will be our final stop in Solukhumbu region. For lunch, we stop at Phakding, a village that lies on the banks of Dudhkoshi River.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Mountain Lodge


Distance: 21kmHighest Point: 3441m (Namche Bazaar)
Start to Finish Elevation Change: 3441m to 2840 m ( approx 7hrs)

This morning you will flight out from Lukla to Kathmandu, and upon arrival your guide transfers you to the hotel. A good rest after a long trek will be crucial. In the evening, you have leisure time to stroll around Thamel and do any souvenir shopping if you like.

Meals included: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel


Highest Point: 2840m (Lukla)Start to Finish Elevation Change: 2840m to 1338m (approx. 35min)

Today is a leisure day, and you have the option of doing extra activities if you feel it. You can get more information in our Activities Page. And in the evening you will be served a farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with Nepali folk music and dance. It is also the time of reviewing the trip with your guide.

Extend your holidays in the Himalayas. It'll be amazing!! Options include:
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Chitwan National Park and


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Paragliding in Pokhara.

Meals included: Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel


The trip concludes today. Your guide will drop you off at the international airport for your departure back home.

Meals included: Dinner