It is a superb pilgrimage with the diversity of landscapes, but also, long and overdemanding: 18 days since lowlands, up to sherpa area, to go up at the bottom of Everest and its prestigious neighbours. It is really the High mountain. An experience of the mountain is necessary as well as a very good physical condition.
D 1 Arrival at Kathmandu, reception at the airport, and transfer at the hotel.
D 2 Free Day (visits if required).
D 3 From Kathmandu to Jiri (1800m)
Bus for Jiri. ~ 10 hours.
D 4 From Jiri to Shivalaya (1750m)
We follow a crest and go up at 2370 m before going down on Shivalaya. ~ 4,5 hours of walk
D 5 From Shivalaya to Bhandar (2100m)
The way passes by some villages and climbs until Deorali (2700m) and go down again towards Bhandar. ~ 6 hours of walk
D 6 From Bhandar to Sete (2600m)
Descent goes on to pass Likhu Khola. Then, with the rather rigid beginning, we go up towards the pass of Lamjura. ~ 6 hours of step(walk).
D 7 From Sete to Junbesi (2700m)
Climb is regular in the pass of Lamjura (3500m) then, descent via Tragdobuk, to Junbesi, pretty village sherpa. ~ 7 hours of walk.
D 8 From Junbesi to Nuntala (2200m)
After a climb at 3000m, first one seen on Everest. We often go up and down between villages during this day to arrive at Nuntala. ~ 6 hours of walk.
D 9 From Nuntala to Khari Khola (2100m)
The track goes down to cross Dudh Kosi. Then we go up, follow a crest to attain Khari Khola. ~ 5 hours of walk.
D 10 From Khari Khola to Paiyan (2700m)
We pass by Bupsa, and continue climbing by overhanging the narrow valley. Arrived at Paiyan. ~ 5 hours of walk.
D 11 From Paiyan to Phakding (2600m)
We go down towards Lukla. Climb and descent from a village to other one to arrive at Phakding. ~ 5,5 hours of walk.
D 12 From Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3450m)
We cross Dudh Kosi several times and climb until Namche. ~ 5,5 hours of walk.
D 13 Day of acclimation at Namche Bazaar
Rest and/or excursion towards Thami.
D 14 From Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3850m)
By way of Khumjung, we go up to Tyangboche, famous gompa. The view on Ama Dablam and Everest is splendid. ~ 5 hours of walk.
D 15 From Tyangboche to Dingboche (4400m)
We go on by Pangboche (nice gompa) before going up towards Pheriche, then Dingboche. ~ 6,5 hours of walk.
D 16 From Dingboche to Lobuje (4900m)
We pass by Dughla and continue climb along the glacier. Landscapes of high mountain. ~ 6 hours of walk.
D 17 Lobuje – Kalapattar
The trek goes on by Gorak Shep (5150m) and we go up on the nicest of belvederes, in 5550 m, to admire Everest. Return to Lobuje. ~ 8 hours of walk.
D 18 From Lobuje to Dingboche (4400m)
We go back towards Dingboche.
D 19 From Dingboche to Tyangboche (3850m)
We go back towards Tyangboche.
D 20 From Dingboche to Namche Bazaar (3450m)
We go back towards Namche Bazaar.
D 21 From Namche Bazaar to Lukla
We go back towards Lukla.
D 22 From Lukla to Kathmandu.
We join the capital by air.
D 23 Free Day (visits if required).
D 24 Transfer to the airport of Kathmandu.