DAY 01: ARRIVE KATHMANDU
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our Blue Bird Travel representative and driver will meet you at the Tribhuvan International Airport and escort you to your designated hotel. The representative will help you to check into your hotel. In the hotel, you will be briefed about your daily activities during the trek.
DAY 02: SIGHTSEEING IN KATHMANDU
Kathmandu valley is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The valley offers you a wonderful mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence. In the morning, after breakfast, you will be guided to visit renowned and one of the largest Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, Bouddha Stupa and Swoyambhunath. After lunch, you will be visiting Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square.
DAY 03: FLIGHT TO LUKLA AND TREK TO PHAKDING
In the early morning, after breakfast, you will board a flight to Lukla and a landing on a steep mountain runway brings you to the start of your trek at the village of Lukla (2850m). Even during the entire flight, you can enjoy panoramic sights of great Himalayas of Nepal including Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt. Makalu (8,463m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8153m), Mt. Lhotse (8,501m), Mt. Lhotse Shar (8,393m),Kanchenjunga, Gaurishankar, Ganesh, Langtang etc. From Lukla, you will head up the Dudh Koshi Valley on a well-marked trail.
DAY 04: TREK TO NAMCHE
Leaving Phakding, you will be crossing the river twice through high suspension bridges and arrive at Monjo – the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park which was set-up in order to protect and preserve the fragile mountain environment. From here, you will follow the path to reach Namche, which is the major trading village in entire Khumbu region. If the weather is clear, you will get the first glimpse of Mt Everest from this point.
DAY 05: REST DAY IN NAMCHE
Today you will spend your entire day in Namche by taking complete rest in order to acclimatize to gain altitude, plan for forthcoming trips and get habituated to your trekking destinations. To acclimatize, you will also visit Khunde Hospital which was set up by Sir Edmund Hillary and Everest View Hotel for sunset view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam.
DAY 06: TREK TO THYANGBOCHE
This day, you will walkalong the trail that follows the path to the side of the valley, high above the Dudh Koshi River. You will get to see some great views of great peaks of the Khumbu region including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam. As you move downwards, you will pass through several Sherpa villages and teashops and continue the hike to reach Thyangboche by following a zigzag path. The path offers awesome sights of Rhododendron bushes with beautiful birds and superb mountain scenery. Finally, you will reach Thyangboche, which is famous for its legendary monastery, the largest in the Khumbu region.
DAY 07: TREK TO PHERICHE
Today, you will be descending downhill from Thyangboche through the forests and by crossing the Imja Khola. The trail then follows the uphill path to the village of Pangboche which facesMt. Ama Dablam (6,856m). Joy of the trek will be further escalated by the views of mountains, forests, gompas, rivers etc. Further two hours of walk will take you to your last destination for today.
DAY 08: REST DAY IN PHERICHE
After the continuous walk for seven days, you will be taking a complete rest today.You will spend your entire day in Pheriche resting in order to acclimatize to gain altitude, plan for forthcoming trips and get habituated to your trekking destinations. However, if you want, you can climb up onto the ridge overlooking Mt. Lhotse and Imja Valley.
DAY 09: TREK TO LOBUCHE
Leaving Pheriche, you will trek uphill to Lobuche and have to pass through a wide valley, Khumbu glacier and several teahouses in between. Besides, the trail also offers magnificent views of Cholatse and Tawache.
DAY 10: TREK TO GORAK SHEP
Your last destination for today will be Gorak Shep, base for the EBC. To reach Gorak Shep you will have to pass Kala Patthar and Khumbu glaciers surrounded by astoundingly beautiful snow-clad mountains.Three hours of further walking and you will beat Gorak Shep.
DAY 11: TREK TO EVEREST BASE CAMP, BACK TO GORAK SHEP
A very early start is required to reach the Everest Base Camp. It takes several hours as the trail weaves its way through ice pinnacles and crevasses of the Khumbu Glacier. On the return leg, you can opt to take a higher route to get a spectacular view of the Khumbu Ice-fall and South Col.
DAY 12: TREK TO PANGBOCHEIn order to reach the final destination for the day, i.e., Pangboche, you need to walk downhill. Couple of hours of walk will take you to Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA). From there, you will continue the journey and pass Khumbu Khola, Imja Khola and the suspension bridge before arriving at Pangboche.
DAY 13: TREK TO NAMCHE
From Pangboche, your journey will continue towards Namche. The trail will take you across rivers and rhododendron forests amidst the views of Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Kantega and Thamserku mountains.
DAY 14: TREK TO LUKLA
This will be the final day of the trek and the ultimate destination is Lukla. The path goes along side the Dudh Koshi to reach Lukla. Upon reaching Lukla in the evening, you will have time to enjoy local drinks with a company of Sherpa guides and porters.
DAY 15: FLIGHT TO KATHMANDU
After having breakfast, you will check in to the airport to fly back to Kathmandu. Upon reaching the Kathmandu airport, your guide will transfer you to the designated hotel. In the evening, you have free time for refreshments and shopping.
DAY 16: DEPART KATHMANDU
After checking out of the hotel, our representative will take you to the international airport for your flight home.
1. Special traditional welcome on arrival at International airport
2. Lodge trek with breakfast, lunch and dinner
3. Accommodation during trek (local lodges)
4. Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu aifare
5. English speaking local expert guide, porters etc.
6. National park fees
7. Trekkers' Information Management System fees
8. 3 nights' accommodation at 3 star hotel in Kathmandu
9. 2 night in Pokhara with all meals ( breakfast, lunch and dinner)
10. 2 Nights/ 3 Days wild life safari packages at Chitwan with all meals
11. All guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and Pokhara with entry fees.
12. Airport transfers and escort
1. All the personal expenses as tips, bar bills, laundry and beverage
2. Extra baggage charges
3. Any other expenses due to political, act of nature or any other reason which are beyond control of Blue Bird Travel or its associated agents
4. Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
5. International flight
6. Your insurance