At your arrival in Kathmandu airport (Tribhuvan International Airport), you will be received by a representative of Bharal Adventure who will escort you to your hotel. In the afternoon, you will be given the briefing on last-minute specifics about your trek and in the evening, a welcome dinner will be hosted by Bharal Adventure to introduce you to authentic Nepali cuisine.
An early morning flight from Kathmandu rewarded by breathtaking views of green and white mountains takes the team to the gateway destination, Lukla from where the trek begins. After assembling other crew members (your guide and porter) in Lukla, the convoy shall commemorate their trek through the prosperous village of Lukla to Phakding following the bank of Dudhkoshi River.
After breakfast, a pleasant walk through Dudh Koshi River rewarded with the magnificent view of Mt. Thamserku (6,608m/21,675 ft) at Benkar village begins. Passing through the villages, trails, and bridges take the team to the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo. Descending from there to Jorsale village, the team starts the climb to Namche Bazaar as they arrive at Hillary Suspension Bridge. The mystifying sights of Kwangde Peak, its sister peaks Kusum Kangaru, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Tawache and many other enchanting snowcapped mountains compels the convoy to take a break at Chautara and admire the spectacle. An hour walks further and the team reaches Namche Bazaar, the colorful city and main trading center of the region.
Either a day’s hike to Thame or Khunde villages or exploration of Namche Bazaar could be made for acclimatization. It is the major trading center of the region that has restaurants, ATMs, a bakery and colorful market each Friday evening and Saturday. A visit to Tourist Visitor Center near the Sagarmatha National Park headquarters along with a side trip to Khumjung Valley shall be arranged. After sightseeing and having lunch, the team walks back down to Namche Bazaar. Another optional two-hour hike to Everest View Point is also available.
Enjoying the marvelous views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam and close up view of Thamserku, the Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche comes to an end. The team treks towards Pangboche and then descends to Kayangjuma. After passing through Sansa, the major trail junction to Gokyo Valley and Everest Base Camp, the team disembarks at Phunki Thenga for lunch and rest. It requires a short tough climb from here to Tengboche. Lunch is provided at Phunki Thenga.
The day begins with the flawless view of the monastery at Tengboche with the mountains at its backdrop. The team will take the upper trail to Pangboche village passing through a number of Chortens and Mani walls and small hamlets. The afternoon will be made blissful with a walk north to Pheriche or eastward trail beneath the towering north face of Mt. Ama Dablam. A moderate walk to Imja Valley, descending through the confluence of the Lobuche River followed by the steepest climb of the day takes the team to Dingboche.
The trek becomes more challenging from this day forth because of the higher altitude. We come to Dungla passing through a tough, steep walk to the top of a high hill and explore the memorial stupas dedicated to the climbers and trekkers who lost their lives to the Everest over the years. From here, we move over craggy mountain terrain to Lobuche, a small settlement that offers magnificent views of the Mt. Lobuche, Mt. Pumori, and the Nuptse. Before you go to bed, be prepared for a chilling night.
This is the big day of the entire expedition, the day we will reach the base camp of the highest peak of the world, Mount Everest. The trail to Gorak Shep goes through the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier conveyed with the revelation of Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Mahalangur, Mt. Lingtern and much more. A small ascend to Thangma Riju with the further steep climb through the torrent of Changri Glacier takes us to Gorak Shep. A quick lunch and rest enable us to trek along the trail to Everest Base Camp through the once immense Gorak Shep Lake.
The several hour's ascents to Kala Patthar set off before the first daylight breaks. Upon the return to Gorak Shep, breakfast is served. The team visiting Kalapatther on this day will have the early start to their hike and then have breakfast. After the return of both teams, lunch shall be served at Gorak Shep we will be traveling to Kathmandu by Helicopter.It would be fun. We will get the chance to watch amazing and beautiful views of the Himalayas and the hills and many other mountains while traveling by helicopter.
The journey of a lifetime along the Himalayas comes to an end on this day. The guests are accompanied to the airport by one of the representatives of Bharal Adventure approximately three hours before their scheduled flight takes off.