This trek also goes through Namche and Tengpoche then heads toward Mt. Everest. Exciting suspension bridges hanging over raging rivers and long uphill hiking lets you know your approaching the highest mountain in the world. Groups then head toward the small mountain of Kala Pattar which sits across from Everest and Has the most spectacular views of the mountain. Most groups then start the trek back to Lukla but if being at the actual base camp is what you want it will add an extra day to the trip. The trek from Lukla to Kala Pattar to Lukla takes a total of 14 days and reaches an elevation of 5545 meters.
Facts of the Trek
Minimum Group size: 02
Season: all year (on a bad weather flight does not goes)
Departure Date: Tuesday and Friday
Day 01: Depart Kathmandu via air, for Lukla (8800ft) and a short trek (2-3 hours to) to Phakding at 8,661 feet. The flight into Lukla is similar to the Everest View flight for views and beauty.
Day 02: The trail climbs gradually following the river and enters the Everest National Park at Jorsale, then crosses the river and climbs Steeply to Namche (11,100 feet). (4-6 hours).
Day 03: Namche/ Rest day or day hide possible. Namche is capital of the Khumbu district and offers many ways to spend a day.
Day 04: Tengboche. We Climb the ridge above Namche and descend to the Dudh Koshi Riover before climbing again to Tengboche Monastery (12664 feet). (4-6 hours). Devoche is slightly further (20minutes) a charming village.
Day 05: Rest day to be used as needed.
Day 06: Dingboche (14000 feet). We walk slowly through the pleasant village of Pangboche and on to Dingboche.
Day 07: There are several great hikes from Dingboche for this layover day including Nangkartshang Peak or one of the base camps below Ama Dablam.
Day 08: Lobuche (16000 feet).
Day 09: Gorakchhep. Our last camp is here before taking our long day hike to the summit of Kala Patar (18,000 feet).
Day 10: Kala Pater: During a long day, we ascend and descend Kala Patar, spend the night in Lobuche. We follow Dudh Koshi down river retracing our upward route.
Day 11: Pangboche.
Day 12: Khumjung
Day 13: Manjo
Day 14: Return to Lukla
Day 15: Fly to Kathmandu by noon.