Best of the Best is Everest.

Best of the Best is Everest.

Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1 : Kathmandu (1360m)

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you are met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Our airport representative will be waiting for you outside the airport or meet us at Hotel,. The drive from the airport to the hotel is around 20 to 30 minutes. A briefing given by our group leader is scheduled for the late afternoon. He will discuss our trekking program and co-ordinate any last minute arrangements. The evening is free, but usually our tour leader will organize an evening meal (optional) at one of Kathmandu's fine Nepali restaurants. Alternatively you can enjoy a dinner at the hotel. Overnight at Lodge.

DAY 2 : Kathmandu City Sightseeing

After Breakfast goes to full day sightseeing of Pashuaptinath Temple, Boudha Stupa , Swoyambhu know as Monkey Temple & Kathmandu Durbar square where you will also Visit the Kumari, Museum . Overnight at the Hotel.

DAY 3 : Kathmandu - Phakding (2652m)

In the early morning we take the spectacular flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2827m), flying parallel to giant Himalayan mountains bordering Nepal and China (Tibet). The flight time is about 40 minutes and we land at an airstrip built by Sir Edmund Hillary and the Sherpas in the mid-1960s. After landing at Lukla we have time to explore the village while our Sherpa crew sort and load our trekking equipment. In the afternoon we begin our trek by descending towards the Dudh Kosi River where we join the main trail to Namche Bazaar, located just above Chaunrikharka (2713m). The walking is easy and after passing through the small village of Ghat (2550m) it is a short walk to Phakding. Overnight at Lodge. (Trekking: approx 3 hours)

DAY 4 : Phakding – Monjo (2835m)

From Phakding we cross the river and head up the valley, following porters from the south that are ferrying supplies to Namche Bazaar. The trail keeps close to the river valley and is lined with beautiful blue pine and rhododendron forest that is very spectacular in the spring months, when the flowers are in bloom. We cross the Dudh Kosi River at Benkar, where there are tantalising glimpses of the snow-capped peaks of Kusum Kanguru (6369m) and Thamserku (6623m). From here it is only a short walk to Monjo (2835m), where we will spend our night for acclimatization and After check in the room we will have a lunch. Evening we will take a side walk. Overnight at Lodge. (Trekking: approx 3½ hours)

DAY 5 : Monjo–Namche Bazar (3440m)

After breakfast we start the walk, its a little tougher and includes a steep ascent to Namche Bazaar. From Monjo it is a short walk to the entrance of the national park, before we cross the Dudh Kosi River to Jorsale (2805m). The trek continues upstream on generally flat terrain, crossing back to the right bank to the confluence of the Bhote Kosi and Dudh Kosi Rivers, where we start the steep climb to Namche Bazaar. After crossing a large and stable suspension bridge high above the river, we slowly ascend at a steady pace. There are some fantastic photographic opportunities as the peaks of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Taweche (6542m) come into view for the first time. After arriving in Namche Bazaar, we will check in to our hotel and evening is free to bargain in the shops for Tibetan artifacts’ or simply relax and marvel at the beautiful scenery. Overnight at Lodge. (Trekking: approx 5 hours)

DAY 6 : Namche Bazaar (3446m)

We remain at Namche Bazaar for a second night to allow for proper acclimatisation to the altitude. Namche is a prosperous village situated in a large protected hollow. It gained its importance during the period when Tibetan salt was traded for the lowland grains of Nepal. Today a limited amount of trade still exists at Namche and Tibetans are often seen in the village trading rugs and Chinese-made goods, clothing, salt and dried meat. It is recommended that you take the opportunity to see both the sunrise and sunset views from the national park headquarters above the village. The stunning vista includes a superb panorama of the Khumbu peaks and great views of Everest. After breakfast, a variety of options exists. Perhaps a walk towards Thami (3810m) above the beautiful Bhote Khoshi River Valley or a visit to the national park headquarters to see the interesting displays of Sherpa lifestyle and culture. There is also a mountaineering display and information on the park's flora and fauna. Or You can take a walk to the Everest Hotel, which build by Japanese. Your guides are on hand to offer advice and escort you on walks.Overnight at Lodge. (Acclimatization Day)

DAY 7 : Namchi Bazar - Tengboche (3875m)

From Namche Bazaar, we climb towards the park headquarters and follow a contouring trail high above the Dudh Kosi River. Above Namche the route to Tengboche becomes visible with the monastery seen nestling below the summit of Everest and surrounded by other Himalayan peaks. On today's walk there are opportunities to spot local wildlife including the beautiful Dafne pheasant, often seen among the birch and silver fir forest between Shanasa and Trashinga, and Himalayan Thar, on the high ground above the trail. After reaching the reforestation nursery at Trashinga, the trail drops steeply before crossing the Dudh Kosi River at Phunkitenga (3250m) where we take lunch. In the afternoon we ascend, initially steeply, through pine, fir, black juniper and rhododendron forests towards Tengboche. The monastery and our lodge are located in a beautiful meadow surrounded by towering Himalayan peaks in a truly peaceful and tranquil setting. The most notable peaks seen from here are Khangtega, Ama Dablam (perhaps the most beautiful peak in the region) and, of course, Mount Everest. Evening visit and take blessing from Tengboche Monastery, which was built in1919 and follow the Nyingma pa Sect. Tengboche is the largest and most active monastery in Khumbu region. Overnight at Lodge. (Trekking: approx 6 hours)

DAY 8 : Namche Bazaar (3446m)

After breakfast we descend steeply through beautiful forest of juniper, rhododendron and fir to Phunkitenga. After a welcome break and perhaps a cup of tea we cross the Dudh Kosi river and ascend to Trashinga. From here the trail contours high above the valley through Shanasa, where we have the option of visiting Kunde and Khumjung villages before returning to Namche Bazaar where we spend the night. Overnight at Lodge.(Trekking: approx 7 hours)

DAY 9 : Phakding (2652m)

We enjoy a leisurely departure from Namche Bazaar with a final opportunity to visit the shops in the bazaar before we descend steeply down to the large suspension bridge over the Dudh Kosi River. We follow the trail through Jorsale and back to Monjo, where we take lunch. In the afternoon it is a short walk via Benkar through blue pine and rhododendron forest, with great views of Kusum Kangaru, back to our lodge in Phakding. Overnight at Lodge.(Trekking: approx6 hours)

DAY 10 : Lukla (2800m)

This is our last day of trekking, where it is only a short walk on the valley before making the final climb up to the airstrip at Lukla. We then take lunch at our lodge and the afternoon is free to wander around, relax or perhaps enjoy a hot shower! In the evening we enjoy a farewell dinner, followed by a few celebratory drinks and dancing with our Sherpa companions. Overnight at Lodge.(Trekking: approx 3½ hours)

DAY 11 : Kathmandu (1360m)

We rise early in the morning to be ready for the arrival of our aircraft for the flight back to Kathmandu. Back to our same starting hotel. Evening free for shopping around Thamel.

DAY 12 : Kathmandu (1360m)

Our trip ends today after breakfast and you are transferred out to the airport for your flight home or your onward journey.

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