A representative from Bharal Adventure will greet and accompany the guest from the airport to their hotel. The guests are briefly explained about the program they will be participating on. A meeting at our office will be organized where the guests will be able to meet and interact with other participants, team leader and crew members of the expedition. In the evening, a welcome dinner will be organized to familiarize the guests with authentic Nepali cuisine.
These two days shall be spent on sightseeing around the cultural, spiritual and historical sites in Kathmandu including four of the UNESCO World Heritage sites that are Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Swayambhu – The Monkey Temple, and Boudhnath. Also, finalizing of the official procedure and other necessary arrangements shall be done on these days along with providing you a briefing on the nature of expedition, equipments and team composition. Moreover, last minute shopping of the personal items needed in the Himalayas could be done during this period. In the late afternoon of the third day, the leader will check everyone’s equipment, as Kathmandu is the last opportunity to buy anything missing. You will also get introduced with fellow expedition members and guides.
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.
An amusing walk along the Dudh Koshi begins just after breakfast. Passing through the villages, trails and bridges takes the team to the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo. Descending from there to Jorsale village, team starts the climb to Namche Bazaar as they arrive at Hillary Suspension Bridge traversing through the confluence of Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi. A break at Chautara is made to admire the spectacular views of the highest mountains in the region. An hour walk further and the team reaches the trading center of the region - Namche Bazaar.
This day shall be spent in leisure in Namche Bazaar where we shall be involved in some acclimatization activities at the altitude of 3,450m/11,300 ft for which we could either take a day hike to Thame or visiting Khunde or just relax and explore Namche Bazaar itself. We could also go to the Tourist Visitor Center near the headquarter of the Sagarmatha National Park where we can observe an assortment of things related to the first Everest ascenders, Sherpa culture and learn about the various plant and animal life of the Everest region.
On the seventh day, we shall begin our trek to Tengboche along the trail contouring around the side of the valley above Dudh Koshi River passing through several villages and tea shops, crossing the Dudh Koshi River and making a steep climb up to arrive at Tengboche, the home of a newly rebuilt monastery.
Passing through the Chortens, Mani walls and small villages, we come up close to the fantastic view of Ama Dablam where we sit down to enjoy our lunch. Following the path down to the river into another suspension bridge, we pass the rhododendron forest and walk further to reach Pangboche from where contouring up the valley side across the river and ascending up will take us to Imja Valley from where we walk further along the picturesque trail to arrive at Dingboche, a farming village in the Khumbu region.
These 2 days are important phase of the expedition since it will be spent on acclimatization in one of the best location for the purpose in the Khumbu region. Daily outings to the adjacent hills will be organized by the team leader where we will walk to some of the nearby hills in order to increase exposure to altitude. We can also attend a seminar on high altitude acclimatization at a hospital run by the Himalayan Rescue Association nearby Pheriche. The walk over to Pheriche and back will also serve as good acclimatization training.
Retracing our steps back to Periche, we will continue on the trail up towards Base Camp on this day, stopping at Dugla for lunch. Following the trail steeply going up beside the moraine, we walk further for a couple of hours before we reach Lobuje.
Following a trail to Gorak Shep, the site of the base camp in 1953 which have now only few small tea houses, we move further along the trail leading on to the moraine of the Khumbu which weaves between the mounds of rubble and eventually arrives at the base camp near the foot of the Khumbu icefall. We will be staying here for next six weeks.
These days will be spent on making the attempt to climb to the top of Mt. Everest by which we come to the climax of our expedition. We take the ascend slow, gradually going up to higher camps and taking proper rest and acclimatization procedures to keep us healthy and fit as we attempt to scale the highest peak of the world. Regular checkups and training will be provided during the expedition to make sure that you are fit and capable of accomplishing the fit without any major or serious injury to yourself. all the team members will return to the base camp and assist each other in packing expedition stores along with cleaning the base camp area.
On this day, We will clean up this awesome Mountain which will always remain in our heart.
These three days shall be utilized in trekking back to Namche Bazaar from Everest Base Camp following the route through Dingboche and Tengboche staying one night at each of these places.
On this day, retracing our steps from nearly two months ago, we will trek back to Lukla from Namche Bazaar where we shall take rest cherishing the memories of the expedition as we come close to bidding farewell to the Lapland of might Mt. Everest.
On the 58th day of our expedition, we will return to the warmth and comfort of our hotel in Kathmandu via forty minutes flight from Lukla. An evening barbecue will be hosted by Bharal Adventure team to commemorate the success of the expedition and at the same time to express its gratitude to the Sherpa’s for their support and friendship.
This day you can have rest for your next days' departure. You can also visit several shopping malls and some other attractions located in the Thamel or Kathmandu city if you are interested in.
The journey of a lifetime in this Himalayan country, Nepal, comes to an end on this day. The representative of Bharal Adventure will drop the travelers at the airport approximately three hours before their scheduled flight.