Itinerary

Upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, Freedom Adventures’ representative will greet you. You will be dropped  off at the hotel, and after checking in, you could walk around Thamel, a popular tourist hub in Kathmandu. Observing the market and some souvenir shopping will freshen your mind. Dinner at an excellent restaurant will give you a taste of Nepali cuisine. Your trek guide will brief you about the trip and the next day’s sightseeing trip. Overnight at Kathmandu.

After a lovely breakfast in the morning, we start guided sightseeing tour to some most historical and spiritual attraction in Kathmandu. We will be visiting some landmarks which are considered as World Heritage Sites. This Sightseeing will be fully informative and historical. We start our day from Pashupatinath Temple, one of the holiest Hindu temples, followed by Bouddanath, the ancient Buddhist Stupa is one of the largest in the world. Following our day to Bhaktapur Durbar Square, is the plaza in front of the royal place of old Bhaktapur. In the afternoon we visit Kathmandu Durbar Square and explore the old royal place complex which was built on the 14th century. After we finish sightseeing we follow the local market called Ason, crossing the busy local area we reach our hotel at Thamel. Overnight at Kathmandu.

This is your first day of trekking in Nepal after a short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla Airport in the Everest region. Upon arrival at Lukla, we meet our other crew members and after some packing and arrangements, we start our trek through the prosperous village of Lukla until we reach Phakding along the Dudh Kosi River and spend the night in the village. There are some monasteries in the vicinity that are worth a visit. Overnight in Phakding.

Walking through a beautiful pine forest, the track leads us along the Dudh Koshi River through many suspension bridges, one of which is the famous Hillary Suspension Bridge with wonderful viewpoint of the gleaming Mt. Thamserku (6618 m). Namche Bazaar crisscrosses over the river in route to Jorsale, the trek’s halfway point. We pass through the last village of Jorsale before reaching Namche Bazaar. Later in the day, finish with a challenging uphill climb to Namche Bazaar. Enjoy the first glimpse of Everest. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Today will be our rest day with the profit of some visit to remarkable places. We hike to the view spot to enjoy the great view of Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Lhotse, and so on. We walk around the Khumjung valley. Hillary school and Khunde Hospital are the places we can visit in this valley. We hike back to Namche Bazaar, and stay for the night.

The trail climbs steeply out of valley through rhododendron forest, juniper and large conifers start to appear as the elevation increases making the trekking very pristine in springtime. The trail passes through Yak Kharkas and summer settlements. The views of Khumbi La and Tawache are magnificent throughout the day. Overnight at Phorste.

We climb a ridge for an excellent view both down the valley to Kengtega and up towards Cho Oyu and descend to a river and again climbs steep to the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpz glacier. We will reach Machherm0 by early noon. Overnight at Machhermo.

The trek today takes us at one of our main destinations, Gokyo (4790m). We will make this camp our base for 2 nights as we will have couple of sightseeing and hiking trips around Gokyo. Overnight at Gokyo.

Early in the morning we have a steep climb up to the top of Gokyo Ri at an elevation of 5483m. There are ample rewards for those who attempt this trip – you get stunning views of the super Gokyo valley, the massive Ngozumpa glacier and an incredible panoramic view of the whole Khumbu Himalayas, including the giants Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Cho-Oyu and Gychung Kang. This day we have for acclimatization and after noon back to the camp. Overnight at Gokyo.

Following the trail we make our descent to Dhole. Overnight at Dhole.

We continue walking through a typical Sherpa village of Khumjung, leaving the mountains behind us as we descend back to Namche Bazaar. Overnight at Namche.

After having a good night at Namche we descend to Lukla. On the way to we will cover the forest of rhododendron and pine. After walking a while we reach a Sherpa village to say good bye and thank you to the local team staff. On undulating terrain, we finely arrive at Lukla. Overnight at Lukla.

Today will be our last day at Khumbu region as we fly back to Kathmandu after our mountain journey. Back in Kathmandu, you can spend some leisure time reflecting on the trek and doing last-minute shopping in Thamel. We meet up for dinner in the evening and celebrate successful completion of our trek. Overnight in Kathmandu.

This will be a spare day in Kathmandu after the tiring trekking program. You have the option to extend your trip to continue onto Chitwan jungle safari, rafting adventure, Kathmandu valley shopping tour, scenic Everest flight, mountain biking and other activities. In the evening we will have a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances. (Your guide and an office staff will accompany you.) Overnight at Kathmandu.

An amazing trip to the Himalayas concludes on this day. Freedom Adventures’ staff will drop you off at the airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. Have a safe flight back!