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INCLUsions

  • medical/evacuation insurance for all participants confirmed 30 days or more prior to their expedition start date
  • 4 nights accommodation in Kathmandu
  • RT flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
  • all accommodations on trek (double occupancy w/ shared bathroom)
  • breakfast, lunch and dinner on the trek
  • trekking permits and entry fees
  • farewell dinner
  • guide and porter services
  • baggage transport (limited to 22lbs/10kg)
  • all ground transportation in Nepal
  • guided excursions in Kathmandu

NOT INCLUDED

  • personal items (laundry, clothing, snacks, etc.)
  • trip cancellation insurance (offered as an option)
  • international airfare and meals during travel
  • snacks during trek
  • beverages outside of designated meals

Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu (4,593ft/1400m). We pick you up at the airport. Arrive in Kathmandu and check into our OneSeed partner lodge in the heart of the ancient city of Patan. Catch up on some much-needed sleep and venture out for some dinner on your own.

Inclusions: Private airport transfers; accommodations

Day 2: Kathmandu (4,593ft/1400m). Spend the day exploring the Kathmandu Valley. Shake the jetlag with a visit to Swayambhunath, the “Monkey Temple”. Take in the views of the city from atop one of the most important Buddhist stupas in Nepal. Return around 1pm to spend the afternoon exploring the city on your own. In the evening, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner banquet.

Inclusions: Breakfast (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water, juice, soft drinks. Other options available for guest purchase); guided tour; welcome dinner (including vegetarian option); accommodations

Day 3: Kathmandu to Phakding (8,563ft/2610m). Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla. The flight takes about half an hour. From Lukla walk to the village of Phakding. This section will be around 3-4 hours long. On the way pass by yaks as you trace the banks of the Dudh-Koshi River. Upon arrival in Phakding, get your first taste of Himalayan life.

Total distance: 4.3 miles. Approximately 3-4 hours trekking

Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); park entrance fee, trekking permit, transfers, flight to Lukla, double occupancy accommodations

Day 4: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (11,286ft/3440m). This difficult trek takes around 5-6 hours, but you’ll struggle through it knowing you have a rest day in Namche. Arguably the hardest day of the expedition, you’ll be exhausted by the time you reach the village of Namche.

Total distance: 7.5 miles. Approximately 5-6 hours trekking

Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); double occupancy accommodations

Day 5: Namche Bazaar (11,286ft/3440m). Spend a day in Namche for altitude acclimatization and rest before the next ascent. Spend your day hiking to Everest View Point, an optional 2 hour hike with rewarding views.

Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); double occupancy accommodations

Day 6: Trek from Namche to Tengboche (12,687ft/3867m). This segment includes the famous descent to the Dudh-Koshi River and the equally famous ascent along the rhododendron forests to Tengboche. Soak in views of Everest and Ama Dablam. Upon arrival in Tengboche, visit the local monastery and have a much deserved cup of tea.

Total distance: 6 miles. Approximately 4 hours trekking

Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); double occupancy accommodations

Day 7: Tengboche to Dengboche (14,862/4530m). Descend into Dengboche for about four hours as you take in the mountain views along the trail.

Total distance: 6 miles. Approximately 4 hours trekking

Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); double occupancy accommodations

Day 8: Dengboche (14,862ft/4530m). Rest day in Dengboche. Spend the day hiking around nearby villages or resting on the teahouse terrace with Ama Dablam soaring directly overhead.

Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); double occupancy accommodations

Day 9: Dengboche to Lobuche (16,207/4940m). A summer village nestled high in the Himalaya, Lobuche has become a major trekking stop along the trail to base camp.

Total distance: 4 miles. Approximately 5 hours trekking

Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); double occupancy accommodations

Day 10: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (16,942ft/5164m). This trek lasts about four hours. Follow the trail along the western side of the Khumbu Valley and the views of Mount Pumori — “Everest’s daughter” — will accompany you. After a brief descent, reach Gorak Shep.

Total distance: 5 miles. Approximately 4 hours trekking

Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); double occupancy accommodations

Day 11: Gorak Shep (16,942ft/5164m). Reach Everest Base Camp (17,598ft/5364m)! This final stretch of the trek is an arduous four hours. Walk along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier to reach base camp. Your destination is a flat field between Kala Pattar and Mount Pumori. You’ve arrived.

Total distance: 4 miles. Approximately 4 hours trekking

Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); double occupancy accommodations

Day 12: Gorak Shep to Pheriche (14,341ft/4371m). Begin your descent down the Khumbu Valley.

Total distance: 6 miles. Approximately 5-7 hours trekking

Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); double occupancy accommodations

Day 13: Pheriche to Khumjung (13,025ft/3970m). Khumjung is widely known as “the hidden valley” of the Khumbu and rests at the base of the sacred mountain Khumbilia.

Total distance: 8.3 miles. Approximately 6-8 hours trekking

Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); double occupancy accommodations

Day 14: Khumjung (13,025ft/3970m). Khumjung is the largest village in Khumbu. It boasts inscripted stone walls and chortens (Buddhist stupas). Khumbu’s only secondary school, founded by Sir Edmund Hillary, is also found in this village. Take a short hike up to the monastery to view the yeti “scalp” at the Khumjung monastery.

Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); double occupancy accommodations

Day 15: Khumjung to Phakding (8,563ft/2610m). Continue your descent.

Total distance: 11 miles. Approximately 6 hours trekking

Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); double occupancy accommodations

Day 16: Phakding to Lukla (9,383ft/2860m). Take this three hour hike at a leisurely pace while marveling at the scenery around you.

Total distance: 4.3 miles. Approximately 3 hours trekking

Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); double occupancy accommodations

Day 17: Lukla to Kathmandu (4,593ft/884m). Grab a predawn breakfast before hopping on an early morning flight back to Kathmandu. Head back to the capital city and a warm shower.

Inclusions: Breakfast (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); transfers, flight from Lukla to Kathmandu; accommodations

Day 18: Kathmandu (4,593ft/884m). Join your fellow expedition members for a farewell dinner and plenty of toasting.

Inclusions: Breakfast (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water, juice, soft drinks. Other options available for guest purchase); farewell dinner (vegetarian option available); accommodations

Day 19: Kathmandu (4,593ft/1400m). International flights depart.

Inclusions: Breakfast (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water, juice, soft drinks. Other options available for guest purchase); airport transfer

All itineraries are subject to change based on local conditions and the judgment of the guide. We reserve the right to modify the itinerary due to medical considerations or the ability of participants as judged by the guide. For complete terms and conditions, see here .


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