Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be warmly greeted by a staff / representative from Ang Rita Trek & Expedition as you come out at the airport after the immigration formalities. You will be transferred to a hotel. A briefing of the trekking trip will be arranged at a convenient time.
Day 02 – 03: Official Formalities and Expedition Preparation
We will complete the final process of expedition permit and briefing will be arranged at the Ministry of Tourism. The final preparation of the expedition will be made.
Day 04: Kathmandu - Lukla - Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft): 3 - 4 hrs.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport for an early morning flight to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft), a gateway for Everest. Upon arrival at Lukla, the trekking guide will arrange the loads for the porters to carry and commence the trek. We take easy walk to Phakding for three hours and spend the night there to help acclimatize.
Day 03: Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3440 m): 5 - 6 hrs
We walk through beautiful pine forest passing Dhudhkosi River crossing several suspension bridges. We Walk through the busy trail and view the tantalizing glimpses of Kusum Kangru (6,369 m ), Everest (8,848 m.) and Nuptse (7,879 m ). Arrive at Namche Bazar (3,440 m), a gateway to Mt. Everest and main trading centre of this region.
Day 04: Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar
A pleasant day can be spent exploring the village, talking to the Sherpas and marveling at the incredible scenery. You can make a side trip to Thame, another Sherpa town north – west of Namche for acclimatization. Another option could be a day hike to Khumjung and Everest View Hotel for a good view of Everest.
Day 05: Namche Bazzar to Tengboche (3,870m) - 5 - 6 hrs walk.
It is a steep one hour walk to Synagboche. The trail descends gradually to Phunki Thanga and then climbs steeply at first and then gradually ascends through forest and mani stones to Tengboche (3870m. ).The views of the Himalayas including Kwangde (6,187m.), Everest (8,848m.), Nuptse (7,879m.), Lhotse, Tawache, Amadablam are magnificent from here. You will visit famous Tengboche monastery.
Day 06: Tengboche to Pheriche (4,240 m): 5 - 6 hrs
We pass through the forest of briches, conifers & rhododendrons with possible sights of snow pigeons, golden eagles, goshawks in tha trail. The route climbs past some magnificently carved mani stones to Pangboche. The views of Amadablam appear magnificent. We enter into Imja valley passing through beautiful array of fields enclosed by stone walls leaving behind alpine meadows to Pheriche (4,240m).
Day 07: Rest & Acclimatization day in Pheriche.
We make side trip hiking on the hills for acclimatization.
Day 08: Pheriche – Lobuche ( 4930m. ): 5 – 6 hrs.
The valley begins to narrow as we pass through Dusa, the yak herders place and Phulung Karpo. We walk up a small ridge and then contour round the base of the Khumbu Glacier. From here, we take a short steep climb to the terminal moraine of the glacier from where the views are stunning. We Arrive at Lobuje (4,930 m).
Day 09: Lobuche - Gorak Shep (5170 m) : 3 – 4 hrs.
The trail to Gorak Shep goes ahead through the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier with the views of. Everest along with Mt. Pumori, Mt. Mahalangur, Mt. Lingtern, Mt. Khumbutse, Mt. Nuptse, etc. As we reach Gorak Shep, we will find snow-capped mountains looming all around us including Mt. Everest.
Day 10: Gorak Shep - Kala Patthar – Pumori Base Camp ( 5300 m ): 5 - 6 hrs
We start our hiking early in the morning with the target to reach Kalapatthar for sunrise to witness the first day light shining on Everest and gradually making yellowish glittering mighty massive. Walking with cold temperature and chilly wind, gasp and slow steps will be paid off as we reach Kalapatthar for the breathtaking panorama of Himalayas and the bet and closest views of Pumori, Chnagtse, Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse, Amadablam etc. We marvel at from one awesome massive to another taking life memorable pictures and leave before the chilly strong wind hit us. We retrace to Gorakhshep and proceed to Pumori base camp.
Day 11 – 26: Climbing
From the base camp we climb through the glaciers for approx. 4 hours to Camp 1 at 5700m. From Camp 1, climbing of approx.480m. on the face with 40-60 degrees slope and through a snow wall reaches camp 2 at 6200m. on a narrow ridge. From camp 2, approx.450m.climbing through ice with 30-60 degrees slopes and passing through ice walls and crevasses will take you to camp 3 at an altitude of 6480m. . This section is prone to avalanches from big seracs hanging on the shoulder above. Passing through crevasses, and climbing up to Pumori cliff leads to the summit.
Day 27 – 30: Retrace to Lukla
Day 31: Fly to Kathmandu
Day 32: Free day in Kathmandu
Day 33: Airport transfer for return flight.