Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu
Depending on your arrival time, our representative will be at the airport to receive you and transfer you to your booked hotel.
Day 2 : Sightseeing in Kathmandu
The program will be - the Patan and Bhaktapur Durbar Square monuments with their wooden pagoda-temples, the Boudhanath or Swoyambhunath’s Buddhist sanctuaries and Pashupatinath Hinduist one where the cremations occur, not to speak of the many temples spread about along the crowded and busy streets of the antique city.
Day 3 : Fly to Tumlingtar (400m) – 50 Minutes Flight
After breakfast we drive to the domestic airport in Kathmandu for a 50 minutes flight to Tumlingtar where our staff will be waiting for us. We then drive to our hotel for tonight.
Day 4 : Trek to Khadbari (1040m)
The trail becomes a ridge walk to Khadbari. Leaving Tumlingtar the trail will go upstream the Arun Kosi river for several days, with a path sometimes overlooking the deep gorges. Leaving the extensive plateau of Tumlingtar, the trail begins a long ascent up the ridge between the Arun river and the Sabha Khola.
Day 5 : Khadbari - Bhote Bas (1740m)
Past Mani Bhanjyang the trail makes a gentle climb through terraced fields, past a paper factory at Panguma. Then it continues through fields, bamboo groves and big rocks to Shekla before climbing to the Tamang village of Bhote Bas.
Day 6 : Bhote Bas – Gogone
The trail climbs to a pass at 1850m that offers a spectacular view of Chamlang, Makalu and Jaljale Himal. Then it descends a bit to the next ridge, follows the crest as it makes some ups and downs through a rhododendron forest. The cultivated fields disappear as the trail climbs to a pass at 1850m that offers a spectacular view of Chhamlang, Makalu and Jaljale Himal.
Day 7 : Gogone - Num (1490m)
The trail goes through forests of huge rhododendrons then below Mure passes many tracts of burned trees. Drop to Num on a large and well marked trail across these villages, a good trail was traditionally leading to near Tibet. Inhabitants were exchanging rice and grain from the south valleys against the salt from the big salty Tibetan lakes.
Day 8 : Num - Seduwa (1460m)
At Num, we leave that main trail for another one going down and crossing the Arun River. We are at only 1000m height level. From here, we have to go upstream a steep trail alongside the opposite bank around Seduwa.
Day 9 : Seduwa - Tashi Gaon (2070m)
The trail makes a gradual climb high above the Kasuwa Khola to Gyang at 1770m. Past the school it is a gentle walk through forested areas and terraced fields on to Rupisa. The route crosses meadows and several streams, then climbs to the Sherpa village of Tashi Gaon, the last permanent settlement in the valley.
Day 10 : Tashi Gaon - Khongma Pass.
After leaving Tashi Gaon, the trail goes first alongside a river before crossing stones and glacial morain areas. The 8475m high Makalu is towering the valley north-east side.
Day 11 : Khongma Pass - Numbuck
Superb view of Chamlang (7290m), Peak 6 and 7. The trail follows the ridge, climbs gently up to the Kike La (4127m) then descends through a forest.
Day 12 : Numbuck - Nay Kharka (3000m)
We descend a steep gully to the Barun river still in fir forests. The trail is rocky and sloppy mud in places as it leads up the glacial valley, getting closer to the Barun Khola. The valley widens. Climb from Yangle Kharka to a large open plain at Nay Kharka.
Day 13 : Nay Kharka - Sarsung (4615m)
We follow the Barun Khola then climb to Ripok Kharka and ascend alongside a moraine.Excellent views of Pyramid Peak. Then you enter an alluvial valley and Makalu pops into view just before Sarsung.
Day 14 : Sarsung - Makalu B. C. (5000m)
It is a gradual climb to a pass then you descend to a stream, cross on boulders to the B.C. Here we get amazing views of the south face of Makalu.
Day 15 : Makalu B.C - High Camp
A long walk on the Barun Glacier while gaining altitude today.
Day 16 : High Camp - Sherpani Col (6110m)
We enter a zone of high passes to enter the upper Hunku, a mountain wilderness, a place of massive moraines, glacial lakes and spectacular peaks.
Day 17 : Sherpani Col - West Col (6135m)
Today we go through our second high pass between the Baruntse and the Pyramid Peak, going on the lower Barun glacier.
Day 18 : West Col - Amphu Laptsha Pass (5787m)
The trail goes on the Hunku Glacier to reach Panch Pokhari (5414m) and climbs to the Amphu Laptsha Pass, flanked by the immense fluted ice walls.
Day 19 : Amphu Laptsha Pass - Below Pass.
The trail goes on the Imja Glacier, at the foot of the Island Peak.
Day 20 : Below Pass - Chukung (4730m)
The trail goes down to the last summer settlement of Chukung. The views are tremendous, with the great southern face of Lhotse towering above the north.
Day 21 : Chukung - Tengboche (3980m)
Way down on the glacial morain then on a good trail leading to Pangboche small monastery passing Mingbo village. A tremendous view of Ama Dablam south-west face. Sometimes we may see some alpinists on the ridge with binoculars. With a piece of luck too, we may see the Yeti remains, amidst the deities and statues of a dark temple... After crossing the river on a bridge, we walk 2h through a very nice forest well kept by the Tengboche monastery monks. That place name means “the heelprint mountain”.
Day 22 : Tengboche (3860m) - Namche Bazar (3440m)
A fast way down through a nice forest. At Phunki we cross a bridge before a slow way up on an overlooking trail reaching Namche Bazar.
Day 23 : Namche Bazar - Phakding - Lukla (2800m)
Your last day of the trek today on the trek will take you through the pine and rhododendron forests with hours of a steady climb towards the end reaching Lukla.
Day 24 : Fly back to Kathmandu
Bidding goodbye to your porters and staff, you fly back to Kathmandu where our representative will be waiting for you to take you to the hotel where you can enjoy your chilled beer and warm shower.
Day 25 : Free day in Kathmandu
Free day in Kathmandu when you can relax at the hotel or buy souvenirs for your family and friends. In the evening we will visit one of the finest restaurant in Kathmandu for dinner.
Day 26 : International Departure
Depending on your flight time, you will be transferred from Hotel to the airport. The airport time is 3 hours prior to departure time and the hotel checkout time is 12 PM. In case you are flying late evening and require a half day use of the hotel, you can let us know in order to confirm the room for you.