- Day 01
Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, our company representative will receive you and escort you to your hotel in Kathmandu
- Day 02
Kathmandu to Lukla 2840m by Flight & trek to Phakding 2610m (3/4 hours)
The scenic half an hour flight northwest of Kathmandu will bring you to Lukla. You may get to see views of Kusum Khangkaru (6367m), Kongde Himalaya range and numerous other mountains in the Everest region during the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Lukla serves as the gateway to the Everest region, and it boasts one of the most dangerous airports in the world. The first day of the trek is more or less a warm-up so you will only ascend up to the Phakding village lying few kilometers away. Overnight stay at a lodge at Phakding.
- Day 03
Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar 3440m (5/6 hours)
Beginning with a trail to Jorsalle, the trail will ascend up to Dudh Koshi valley. A bit further is Monjo village which serves as the entry of Sagarmatha National Park. While trekking up to Namche Bazaar, you enter the national park. The park boasts some of the most exquisite Himalayan flora and fauna endemic to Everest region. Although Namche is only 7.4 km away from Phakding, it may take a while to hike upwards when the altitude reaches over 3000m. Overnight stay at a lodge at Namche Bazaar
- Day 04
It is essential that you stay a day acclimatizing at Namche Bazaar. The village lies above 3000m hence, getting used to the altitude and local climate is necessary before ascending further up. Staying a day more at Namche has its advantages. Namche is a popular and the most populated village in the entire area. The place is generally bustling with tourists, street vendors, and locals. You can find many interesting things to do and see. You can also choose to take a short hike outside Namche to get familiar with the surrounding. Overnight stay at a lodge at Namche Bazaar
- Day 05
Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche 3860m (5/6 hours)
You will hike all the way up to Tengboche village which lies northeast to Namche. You will move straightforward for the first hour followed by a descent towards Phunke Tenga. The trail from here ascends all the way up to Tengboche. The view of Ama Dablam (6856m) to the northeast of the monastery offers a delight to the incoming tourists. You will also get nice views of Mount Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7861m), Lhotse (8414m), and Thamserku (6608m). Overnight stay at a lodge at Tengboche.
- Day 06
Tengboche Mani Rimdu Festival: first day
The first day of Mani Rimdu Festival begins with the intricate construction of Mandala made entirely out of colored Sand. Mani Rilwu, the container of pills which is regarded as spiritual medicine, is placed at the center of the Mandala. The festive begins with great uproar. Monks will make their way out and start chanting the holy mantras. As it considered a sacred ritual, only the member so the monastery can take part in the performance. Almost all the performers in the event are the monks from Tengboche monastery. The local inhabitants and other tourists simply sit around the open space to enjoy the performance on the first day. Overnight stay at a lodge at Tengboche.
- Day 07
Tengboche Mani Rimdu Festival: second day
More dances will follow on the second day. The performance basically symbolizes gods defeating the demons, and it carries the message of Buddhist philosophy. The monks are believed to enter the state of trance during the performance, hence their physical attribute relates more godlike. These performances are endemic to Mani Rimdu festival; hence they aren’t performed outside the monastery ever.
- Day 08
Tengboche Mani Rimdu Festival: third day
The third day also marks the final day of the Mani Rimdu festival. The main performers take their place along with the musicians and monks and conclude their performance. The concluding performance portrays the good defeating the evil and bringing prosperity on Earth. It also depicts the history of Buddhism in Tibet. The Fire Puja is performed on the courtyard as a final offering to Agni (the fire deity). Afterward, the Mandala is dismantled to pieces and the sand pieces are offered to Snake Gods (Nagas), thus ending the festival. Overnight at a lodge at Tengboche.
- Day 09
Trek from Tengboche to Namche 3440m (4/5 hours)
The trek here on mostly goes down. The trail from Tengboche goes downward with only a few uphill climbs on the way. The downward trek can be pleasing as you can see Ama Dablam (6856m) in the distance, along with numerous other peaks rising above Namche Bazaar. You’ll also pass through Khumjung and Kunde village en route. Overnight at a lodge at Namche Bazaar.
- Day 10
Trek from Namche to Lukla 2840m (7/8 hours)
This marks the last day of the trek. You’ll trek down from Namche to Lukla for the overnight stay. First, you’ll pass through the thick pine trees, followed by crossing the Bhote Koshi and Imja River at Larja Dobhan. At Jorsalle, you’ll exit Sagarmatha National Park and make your way down to Lukla through the beautiful rhododendron and magnolia forest on the way
- Day 11
Lukla to Kathmandu by flight (45 min)
This is the last that you’ll see the Everest range up-close. A short flight will bring you back to Kathmandu, and upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. You can choose to take a stroll around the vicinity, shop for the souvenir or simply relax. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
- Day 12
Final Departure from Kathmandu
We’ll drop you off at Tribhuvan International Airport so you can catch your scheduled flight back home. Our representative will take you to the airport, approximately 2 hours prior to the flight.