After exploring Kathmandu, we fly to Lukla and then up the Dudh Kosi Valley through pine and rhododendron forests, with the river cascading below the trail. We trek slowly, with plenty of rest stops to aid acclimatization and take in the dramatic mountain scenery. The path to Namche Bazaar is well-worn by yaks, traders, locals and trekkers alike, and the ascent is steep towards the end. Our reward is a spectacular mountain vista, with views of Thamserku (6608m), Kusum Kanguru (6369m), Nuptse (7861m) and Lhotse (8501m).
We spend a rest day at Namche, with an opportunity to relax, shop or take a short day walk. Given clear conditions, the alpine scenery here is spectacular.Then we head upwards to spend a night at the peaceful and spiritual Thyangboche monastery, located high on an open ridge and offering superb views of Everest, Ama Dablam and other Himalayan giants.
On our return, we pass through the village of Sanasa, a Tibetan trading post, or pretty Khumjung/Kunde where a visit to Everest View Hotel is possible.
The trek ends in Lukla, where we share a farewell meal with our trekking crew. The following day we fly back to Kathmandu for more time to explore, shop, relax, or sample the fare and atmosphere at one of Kathmandu’s many excellent restaurants.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1360m) transfer to hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu, half day sightseeing tour
Day 03: Phakding (2600m)
Day 04: Namche (3446m)
Day 05: Namche, rest & acclimatization
Day 06: Thyangboche (3875m)
Day 07: Kyangjuma (3650m)
Day 08: Monzo (2835m)
Day 09: Lukla (2827m)
Day 10: Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 11: Kathmandu, shopping in Kathmandu
Day 12: Departure (Trek ends after breakfast)