Day 1 - Kathmandu/Lukla/Phakding
Namaste! Welcome to Nepal.
Please meet at our Kathmandu office listed in the trip notes the day prior to departure at 5.00PM for a pre departure meeting. At the meeting, the leader will reconfirm the flight times from Kathmandu to Lukla which are usually at 6.15am and this will require you to meet the leader 4.45am at the Kathmandu GH on day 2
If you arrive after 17:00 on the day prior to departure, please contact us for a briefing on:
+977 98412 31506 or
+977 98510 68827
Fly (approx. 45 min) to Lukla (2840m), the gateway of Everest region. If the weather is good, the views of the Himalayas from the small plane are spectacular!
After a short safety briefing, we gear up and commence our trek. Today is a fairly gentle introduction, following the milk-white Dudh Kosi River approximately three-hours to the small village of Phakding (2610m).
Day 2 - Namche Bazaar
We trek to Namche - the trek up to the half-way point Jorsale is relatively undemanding, crossing Dudh Koshi river several times. The later half involves walking right down to the river banks for a while before the challenging uphill climb all the way to the administrative headquarters and biggest settlement of the Everest region (approx. 6hrs, 9 kms). Weather permitting, the first view of Everest is possible an hour or so from the approach point to Namche.
We sleep overnight in Namche (3440m)
Day 3 - Monjo
Fortify yourself with a good breakfast for the steep 1.5hr climb for an unobstructed close-up view of Everest (weather dependent!) and the surrounding peaks.
Return via the now-derelict Syangboche airstrip past Namche Bazaar mostly downhill to the tiny settlement of Monjo (approx. 4 hrs) (2840m).
Day 4 - Lukla
Retrace the route from your earlier part of your trek to Lukla (approx. 4 hrs) (2840m)
Day 5 - Kathmandu
This morning we take a short early morning flight back to Kathmandu (approx 45 minutes) where our trip concludes. You will be transferred back to central Kathmandu and dropped off at your hotel, but no accommodation is included tonight.
Accommodation, Food (as stated), Transport, Selected Activities
Flights, Travel Insurance, Visa, Vaccinations or Personal Spending Money