Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon arriving in Kathmandu (Tribhuvan International Airport), a Cold Feet representative will meet you and help you transfer to your hotel by private bus. Enjoy a free evening to explore Kathmandu and recover from your jet-lag. Meet the Cold Feet staff during a short pre-tour briefing before dinner.
Day 02: Sightseeing in the Kathmandu Valley and preparation for the trip
A full-day guided tour around Kathmandu city's historical and cultural landmarks. Visit Bouddhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath Temple, the most important sites of Buddhism and Hinduism in Nepal. Catch the playful antics of the monkeys and beautiful city views at Swayambhunath temple. Get lost in Kathmandu's old city bazaars, public squares, and former royal palaces at Durbar Square.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla, and trek to Phakding
Today, after having breakfast in the morning, we will catch the morning flight to Lukla. Upon arriving at Lukla, we meet our Sherpa guides and then begin the trek following the Dudh Koshi Valley to the village of Phakding. We will say at Mountain Resort overnight.
Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namchebazar
Today, there is a climb up to the trading town of Namche Bazaar however halfaway up the hill we are rewarded with our first views of Everest and Lhotse. In fact, Namche is the largest town in the Khumbu region and has superb views of Thamserku, Khumbila, and Kwangde. We will stay overnight at Guest House.
Day 05: Day walk to Everest View Point
This is the very first of two essential acclimatizing days in Namche Bazaar to help your body adapt to the gain in altitude. Today, we take a morning walk up above Namche to the Everest view point. On the way back, we have lunch next to the interesting Sherpa Culture & Everest Mountaineering Museum which is well worth a visit. After that, we return to the lodge and explore around.
Day 06: Day walk to Thame Village
Today, we follow the trail high above the Bhote Khosi River through rhododendron forests and then open pasture to the village of Thame. This is a pretty village overlooked by a famous monastery with views of Teng Kangpoche and Kwangde. In the afternoon, we retrace the trail back to Namche and stay there overnight.
Day 07: Trek from Thame Village to Deboche
From Namche Bazaar, the traili traverses high above the Dudh Koshi River through rhododendron forest with superb views up the valley to Everest and Amadablam. After crossing the river at Phunki Tanga, we start the climb through forest to Tengboche. Our lodge at Deboche is 15 minutes’ walk away from Tengboche.
Day 08: Trek from Deboche to Pangboche, afternoon walk towards Amadablam Base Camp
After a descent to the Imja Khola, we cross the river and climb gradually to the village of Pangboche. On arriving at the lodge, you have an early lunch, then start the walk towards Amadablam Base Camp.
Day 09: Trek from Pangboche to Dingboche
From Pangboche, we walk to Dingboche, where we spend two nights to help with the acclimatization process. We will stay overnight at a lodge.
Day 10: Day Walk to Chukhung
Today, we go for walk towards Island Peak and then have lunch at one of the teahouse lodges at Chukhung. We then walk back to Dingboche in the afternoon. This greatly helps your acclimatization by following the golden rule of “climbing high and sleeping low”. We will stay there overnight.
Day 11: Trek from Chukhung to Lobuche
From Dingboche, our trail continues up the valley towards the moraine of the Khumbu glacier and then across the Dughla. At Dughla, the trail goes directly up the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier before turning left just past the climber and Sherpa memorial. We then descend a little down and follow the western side of the valley to Lobuche.
Day 12: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep, afternoon to Everest Base Camp
After an early start, we follow the trail along the western side of the broad Khumbu valley. The conical peak of Pumori soon comes into view which is on a lower ridge of this mountain that we will be going tomorrow for the Everest view point of Kalapatthar. In the afternoon, after having our lunch, we then walk to Everest Base Camp and return back to Gorakshep.
Day 13: Trek from Gorakshep to Kalapatthar, and return to Lobuche
In the morning, we climb up to the summit of Kalapatthar which is definitely worth it for the great views of Everest plus the other Himalayan giants of Pumori, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Changtse. After that, we return to the teahouse at Gorakshep for lunch. We then start our descent and return to the thicker air of Lobuche in the afternoon.
Day 14: Trek from Lobuche to Dingboche
Today, we start trekking from Lobuche to Dinboche which takes about 5 hours.
Day 15: Trek from Dingboche to Island Peak Base Camp
This day will be dedicated to trek to the Island Peak Base Camp at the altitude of 4970m.
Day 16-18: Climbing Island Peak
Climbing Island Peak, an extra day is included in case of poor weather.
Day 19-21: Walking back to Lukla
During these days, we will be returning back to Lukla. And Lukla will be the end point of our Island Peak Peak Climbing.
Day 22: Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla
Today, we will catch our morning flight to Kathmandu from Lukla. And after arriving at Kathmandu, we will take our remaining time to explore around the city.
Day 23: Final Departure from Kathmandu
A Cold Feet representative will accompany you to the airport to catch your returning flight. We hope to see you again soon!
Airport Pickup on arrival and Drop
A Full day Guided Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour (Soyambhu nath ,Patan Durbar Squire,Pashupati and Bauddhanath Stupa)
All Temples Entry Fee
English speaking qualify Guide
Assistant Guide for Group from 4 above
Porter one for two people
Food Breakfast-Lunch and Dinner
All accommodation during the trek
Transport by private vehicle to trek departure
All necessary Tims and Sagarmatha National Park Fee
3 Night Accommodation in Kathmandu in *** Star Hotel on B&B Bases
Internal Air fare Ktm/Lukla/Ktm Return
Meals in Kathmandu
TREKKING SUGGESTED EQUIPMENT
(up to 5600./18372ft.)
# Sleeping bag (Comfortable to -20)
# 1 Pair strong Mountain/Hiking boots
# 1 Dawn Jacket/All Weather Anorak
# Medium/Large Rucksack/ Backpack
# Light Water & Windproof jacket
# Or 2, 1 Liter Water bottle (s)
# 1 Pair Waterproof Gaiters / Over Trousers
# 1 Torch/ Flashlight & Spare Batteries
# 2 Long Sleeve Cotton (or Polypro) Shirts
# 1 Medium Size Towel
# 1 Pair Sport Shoes
# 1 Pair Slipper
# 2 Pair Light weight Trousers
# 1 Pair Shorts
# 1 Fleece/Warm Sweater
# 1 Sweat Shirt/Light Sweat
# 2 T-shirt
# 2 Pair Light Socks
# 3 Pair Heavy Woolen Socks (4 Plastic bags to wrapping clothes)
# Small Day pack
# Cotton Headscarf/ Bandanna
# Sun Glasses and Sun Hat
# 1 Washing Kit, Including Personal Toiletries
# Talcum Powder
# Moleskin Blisters Tape
# Toilet Paper
# Biodegradable Shop-Shampoo
# Any Personal Medication
# Money Belts
# Warm Hat/Gloves Waterproof
# One Swimming Costume/Bathing Suits
# One Swiss Army Type of Knife
# One Inner Sleeping sheet