A spectacular extended trek that takes us from the foothills to all the way up into the heart of the Himalaya at the foot of the highest mountain on earth. The time spent in the lower regions, below the main Everest base camp trail, provides a unique window into the culture and lives of the legendary Nepali and Sherpa people, who are inseparable from the great stories of the Himalaya. The rich landscapes here will also provide a stunning prequel and counterpoint to the desolation of the upper mountain valleys.
Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel.
Day 02 Sightseeing of the World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu.
Day 03 Drive from Kathmandu to Jiri (1955m) (190km). Day 04 Trek Jiri to Bhandar (2150m). Day 05 Trek Bhandar to Sete. Day 06 Trek Sete to Junbesi. Day 07 Trek Junbesi to Nunthala. Day 08 Trek Nunthala to Bupsadanda (2300m). Day 09 Trek Bupsadanda to Surke. Day 10 Trek Sukre to Phakding (2610m). Day 11 Trek Phakding to Namche (3446m). Day 12 Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization. Day 13 Trek Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3867m). Day 14 Trek Tengboche to Pheriche (4252m). Day 15 Rest day at Pheriche for acclimatization. Day 16 Trek Pheriche to Lobuche (4910m).
Day 17 Trek Lobuche to Gorakshep (5160m) and EBC (5360m), return trek to Gorakshep.
Day 18 Trek Gorakshep to Kalapaththar (5545m) and return trek to Lobuche. Day 19 Return trek Lobuche to Dingboche. Day 20 Return trek Dingboche to Tengboche. Day 21 Return trek Tengboche to Namche Bazaar. Day 22 Return trek Namche Bazaar to Lukla.
Day 23 Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu (35 minutes), hotel.