The representatives from Bharal Adventure will pick up the guests from Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and drop them at their hotel for rest. An afternoon stroll and souvenir shopping around the streets of Thamel will be arranged. The guests will be served delicious Nepali cuisine as welcome dinner by Bharal Adventure.
After breakfast, the guests are taken to a guided tour to the UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu which includes the Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, the Monkey Temple – Swayambhunath, and Boudhanath. A pre-trip discussion will be organized at noon allowing the guests interact with their trek leader and team members.
A 40 minute flight to Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla will be taken from Kathmandu airport just after the breakfast. Meeting with other crew members and preparation for the trek will begin here. To assist in acclimatization, a short hike from Lukla to Phakding will be set. A side trip to nearby monastery could be organized if interested.
A hike through the villages of Benkar, Chumoa, Monjo and Jorsale will start until the team disembarks the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park. After passing the confluence of Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi Rivers, followed by a final steep ascent of about two hours, the team is rewarded with the first sight of Mt. Everest peering over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. It requires an hour and half hike from here to Namche Bazaar.
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.
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 followed by an hour walk to arrive at Deboche.
After breakfast, a trek through small villages, mani walls and chorten will take the convey to Pheriche. Lunch shall be provided on the journey. A moderate walk to Imja Valley commences from Pheriche. From the valley, descend towards Lobuche River takes place followed by the steepest climb of the day to Dingboche.
This day marks the initiation of climb through the Khumbu Khola Valley to Duglha. The valley begins to narrow after crossing Dusa. The team passes through Phulung Karpo, the camp sites during first successful Everest Expedition in 1953 and Chola Lake on their ascend to Dugla accompanied by the magnificent views of Pumori, Nuptse, Cholatse, Thamserku and other peaks.
The trek up the steep terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier will commence from here. The team passes through Chupki Lhara and memorial grounds for national and foreign mountaineers descending to Khumbu Glacier and mounting again to Lobuche.
The convoy arrives at Gorak Sheep through Khumbu Glacier, Thangma Riju and Changri Glacier. After lunch, it treks through the trail to Everest Base Camp through once vast Gorak Shep Lake. The team returns to Gorak Shep for the night and those wishing to ascend to Kala Patthar are escorted by guides and Sherpas.
The several hours ascend to Kala Patthar sets off before the first day light breaks. Upon the return to Gorak Shep, breakfast is served. The team visiting Everest Base Camp on this day will have early breakfast and start their hike. After the return of both teams, lunch shall be served at Gorak Shep and descend to Pheriche sets in motion.
The team begins descending through Pangboche, Phunki Tenga, Sansa, Kyangjuma, Tengboche to Namche Bazaar. Lunch is served either on Pangboche or Phunki Tenga depending upon the hunger requirement of the team.
A steep descend from Namche Bazaar through the rocky terrain accompanied by views of glorious mountains, Sherpa villages and Buddhist prayer stones and flags takes the team to Lukla.
The team boards an early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu where the day is spent either relaxing or shopping for souvenirs (Nepali handicrafts). A farewell dinner is hosted for the team to rejoice the successful completion of their voyage.
After swapping emails, photos and pleasantries and having breakfast, a representative from Bharal Adventure sets off to drop the guests to the airport approximately three hours before their scheduled flight.