In accordance with your flight schedule, we will be at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu to extend a warm welcome to you in our beautiful country for the beautiful trip. After exchanging warm welcome greetings at the arrival section, we will lead you to our vehicle to transfer you to our trip hotel. It’s a day at complete leisure on your own to relax the jetlag. But we definitely help you with the information to go around in case you’d like to do so.
We spend a full day in Kathmandu today which will be a necessary acclimatization day as well. Early in the morning after breakfast, we will meet for trip briefing where we will talk about this amazing trip in details and answer your questions should you have any. After the brief meeting is over, we are taking you for an amazing cultural sightseeing tour of heritage sites in Kathmandu valley.
The sites we take you for the sightseeing today include Swoyambhunath - the oldest monument in Kathmandu valley, Kathmandu Durbar Square – to see the temple of Living Goddess and other medieval architectural wonders, Pashupatinath – to immerse into Hindu death rites on the bank of a holy river, and Boudhanath – a massive Buddhist shrine considered as the biggest in the world.
We get ready early in the morning for our flight to Lukla. We are going to set our foot on the marvelous Everest region. A short and beautiful flight lands us at Lukla airstrip where incredible mountain views welcome us to the charming mountain region.
As soon as we come out of the airport, we get ready to begin the trekking journey. We are trekking to Phakding today on a gentle and easy trail that takes us past chhortens, mani walls, prayer flags etc. to let us know that the region has a big influence of Buddhism. We reach Phakiding on the bank of Dudh Koshi River to stay overnight.
We are going to enter Sagarmatha national park on our trek to Namche Bazar today. As we hit the trail from Phakding, we follow the river and cross in in many different places over suspension bridges. Once we check at the national park check point at Monjo, we continue walking towards the destination. Although the trail today gives us pretty tough challenge of traversing uphill trail, we go on a gentle pace to ease the challenge. Bustling Namche Bazar welcomes us for overnight stay.
Namche Bazar is an ideal point to take an additional overnight stay to acclimatize. Thus we are going to explore around Namche Bazar and return back here to stay overnight. We enjoy the breakfast and set out for the day. We hike up to the Everest View Point. This incredible hike brings to a point that brings the epic Everest to our view for the very first time on the trip. We enjoy captivating views of the mountains and spend time exploring the surroundings before descending back to Namche Bazar. We wander around this beautiful Sherpa village for the rest of the day and adjust with the climate.
On the third day of the trek to the Everest Base Camp, our destination is Tengboche. The first section of the trek goes uphill and becomes gentler before it descends to a mountain stream. After crossing the stream, it goes steep uphill towards Tengboche. Tengboche is a small and beautiful settlement that has great views of mountain peaks. The Buddhist monastery there, famously known as Tengboche Monastery, is a rich example of Buddhist cultural traditions prevalent in the region. We explore the monastery and surrounding and spend overnight here.
On our trek along and amongst the magnificent mountains, we are trekking down to Khumjung village. A small and beautiful village, Khumjung boasts perfect views of mountains including Khumbila peak. Once we are Khumjung we spend time lazing around and exploring a monastery there.
We enjoy our breakfast at the lodge in Khumjung and get ready to trek to Monjo. We trek past Namche Bazar where we stop for the lunch. Later, we trek down to Monjo to stay overnight. The day will be full of the wonders of Himalayan views today as well.
We trek back to Lukla today to finish the trekking journey. We trek past Phakding village; encounter the Dudh Koshi River along the trail and eventually reach Lukla. As the final day of the trek, we can celebrate the beautiful adventure.
We see off our trekking potters here today thanking them for all the help they provided to make our trip possible.
We wake up early for our flight back to Kathmandu. We say goodbye to the serene and magnificent mountains and board the flight to come back to the city civilization. The rest of the afternoon in Kathmandu will be at leisure. Walking around the streets of Kathmandu; souvenir shopping; finding massage or relaxing at the hotel can be easy ways to spend time.
We are taking you for the farewell dinner and to celebrate the successful completion of Everest base camp trek tonight.
We have an additional day to make up any possible delay on the trip due to flight cancellation or any other reason.
As the last day on this trip, we drive you to airport as per your flight schedule back to home or onward destination. We definitely hope that you enjoyed the Everest Panorama Trek and hope to see you for another adventure soon.