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Day 01 Fly Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding (2652m)
Early morning, transfer from hotel to domestic airport to board Lukla flight.
Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2800m). This flight provides a magnificent entry to the trek. Upon arrival set up your baggage and start your first day trek. It is an easy walk through several villages to Phakding, where you will have your lunch/dinner and overnight stay.

Day 02 Phakding – Namche Bazar (3440m)
After breakfast, we follow the Dudh Koshi river for about 2 hours and then climb slowly up a steep trail to Namche.  As we climb, we enjoy our first views of Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7879m) and Lhotse (8383m) the big three. We camp in the heart of the Namche Village.

Day 03 At Namche for Acclimatization (3440m)
Acclimatization day at Namche Bazar. We enjoy a rest day here to allow for maximum acclimatization on our way to Everest Base Camp. A pleasant day can be spent exploring the village, talking to the Sherpas and simply enjoying and marveling at the incredible scenery.

Day 04 Namche Bazar – Tengboche (3867m)
Climbing gently out of Namche, we follow the trail high above the river, passing through numerous beautifully inscribed mani (prayer) stones. For about 1-hour flat walk and 1 and half hour descending to Imja river. Cross the river and again 1 and half hours ascending to reach Tengboche. Visit Tengboche Monastary and surrounding area. Overnight at Tengboche.

Day 05 Tengboche – Pangboche (3900m.)

Flat walk to reach Pangboche for next stop, which takes about 2 hours. You have good view of Amadablam mountain. In the afternoon visit surrounding village and Monastry.

Day 06 Pangboche – Khumjung (3790m)

Today we walk flat way about 2 and half hours from northern ridge to reach river. Where you will have you lunch. Again ascending 1 and half hours and 1 hour flat walk to reach Khumjung to overnight stay. Keep your eyes open for the splendid Danphe (Pheasant), Nepal's national bird. At the monastery in Khumjung, there is what the Sherpas claim to be the scalp of the Yeti.

Day 07 Khumjung – Thami
Climbing gently out of Namche, we follow the trail high above the river, passing through numerous beautifully inscribed main (prayer) stones. Thami village is dramatically situated below the peaks of Teng Kangboche (6500m) and Kwangde (6187m). The monastery is well worth a visit, being one of the most beautiful and important places in the Khumbhu region. Overnight at Thami village .

Day 08 Thami – Jorsalee (2800m)
We follow same route back to Namche Bazaar where you will have your lunch. After lunch descending down to Jorsalle village for your dinner overnight stay.

Day 09 Jorsalee – Lukla (2800m)
From Jorsalle we have pleasant walk around 2 hours to pass through several small village, beautiful pine forest and suspensor bridge to reach Phakding. After lunch at Phakding another 2 hours walk on flat trail to reach lukla. Dinner and overnight at Lukla.

Day 10 Fly Lukla – Kathmandu
After early breakfast at lodge, fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
GPO Box: 771, Lazimpat, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel: 4415754 | 4414250
Fax: 977 1 4420239
E-mail: info@nepalshangrila.com


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