Everest Trail


10 Days 9 Nights

Trip Grade

Flying directly in to the high Khumbu, relish the fantastic trekking under the eyes of many of the world’s highest mountains including Sagamartha, Mother Goddess of the Earth (Everest) herself.The Everest Trail Experience takes us from the tiny airstrip at Lukla to the lap of Everest following the the Classic route to Everest.


From majestic Everest to the mystical valley of Kathmandu, Nepal really is an enchanted country. With trekking in the heart of the Himalaya plus plenty of time in our ancient capital city, the Everest Trail Experience trip offers you the time and space to soak up the magic and enjoy the richness of the Nepal experience – all with a mixture of basic and comfort life in the wild.Starting and ending our holiday in Kathmandu we have opportunities to discover some of the world’s most important Hindu temples and palaces and to explore and shop in the maze of cobbled lanes and streets of the fabled Thamel area.

Flying directly in to the high Khumbu, relish the fantastic trekking under the eyes of many of the world’s highest mountains including Sagamartha, Mother Goddess of the Earth (Everest) herself. The Everest Experience takes us from the tiny airstrip at Lukla to the lap of Everest following the the Classic route to Everest.  Walking with the footsteps of some of our greatest Sherpas and climbers along the traditional expedition route we spend the mornings trekking with an experienced team of local guides and Sherpas reaching our Yeti Mountain Home luxury lodge & local lodges with time to chill out and relax or explore the locale. And what could be a marvellous experience than flying out from the lap of Everest to Lukla, on a privately chartered helicopter.

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 1 Arrival In Kathmandu

    • Depending on your arrival time, our representative will be at the airport to receive you and transfer you to your booked hotel. Evening time can be spent taking a tour in busy Thamel Street or just enjoying your beer in the hotel garden.

      Stay:Gokarna Forest Resort on BB
    • Meals: B
  • Day 2 Fly To Lukla (2860m) And Trek To Phakding (2651m)

    • We make an early start to take a spectacular, short mountain flight to Lukla, the start point for our trek. Watch out for the Langtang and Jugal ranges then the Rolwaling Himal, Gaurisankar and Menlumtse before getting your first glimpse of Everest on the flight. Our trekking crew meets us at the Lukla airstrip and we’ll spend a few minutes sorting out bags etc before setting off through this winding village to the trek start proper at the Khumbu ‘gateway’. It’s gently downhill on pitched stone trails through low rhododendron forest, small ‘garden’ farms and old and new hamlets to the banks of the foaming Dudh Koshi River. There will be plenty of short stops to meet the locals, take photographs and just soak up the scenery and the clear mountain air as we meander along, the undulating trail glimpsing views of 6000m snowcapped peaks high above. Passing the enormous mani stone at Thado Koshi we meander up through the many chortens and prayer wheels of Sano and along to our destination of YMH Phakding in time for a late lunch. The afternoon is free to rest in the riverside gardens or sun lounge. For those who wish to we’ll make a short trip up to the higher village and delightful tiny gompa perched on the valley side. Gather again for pre-dinner drinks round the fire followed by evening meal.

      Stay: YMH Phakding on FB
    • Meals: B/L/D
  • Day 3 Trek To Namche (3440m)

    • After breakfast at lodge, we trek to Namche following with the left bank of DudhKoshi River. While following the level path along the right bank from the resort, Thamserku 6623 m looms skyward on the opposite bank. After crossing a stream and climbing the terraced hill from the DudhKoshi route, you arrive at Banker. Walking on the riverbed on the left bank, through a forest you arrive at Chumow where you can visit the Vegetable Farm. Walking along a path with many ups and downs, crossing a stream you pass by a small village located at 2840 m gaining with 230 m from Phakding named Monjo. You stop for lunch here. Then from Monjo, descending stone steps you come to a suspension bridge, and, after a short climb you reach Jorshale. This is the entrance to the National Park, and you must wait here while your guide pays the entrance fees.
      Walking beside the river, you reach a forested mountainside and pass a rocky area. After crossing a high,winding path, you descend to the riverbed and reach a V-shaped valley. The river forks here: the right stream is the DudhKoshi and the left is the BhoteKoshi that leads to Nangpa La. Crossing another suspension bridge and walking a short distance alongside the BhoteKoshi, you ascend to TupDhara where you will get the first view of Mount Everest. From here you ascend gradually up to Namche Bazaar (The Sherpa capital). Dinner at the evening is included.

      Stay: YMH Monjo
    • Meals: B/L/D
  • Day 4 Acclimatisation Hike To Khumjung Village (3790m)

    • Today we’ll take a gentle walk to gain a little height and then have the afternoon free to explore the shops and cafes of this delightful little town.
      Your guide will take you to a couple of wonderful viewpoints to see the ‘rockstars’ of the mountain world spread out before you: Lhotse, Nuptse, Everest, Ama Dablam... they ring the deep valley sides in a magnificent arena. You should also be able to see the trails to Everest. If you’re feeling energised we’ll continue on to the delightful villages of Kumjung and Kunde with their health post and school both started by the Sir Edmund Hilary Fund.
      After lunch, you are free to head down to the Namche market to browse the shops, chat to the locals and maybe pick up a souvenir or two. You may also see the Tibetan traders who make a yearly journey over the high passes (Nangpa La) from the Tibetan plateau with their yaks laden with goods to sell at the markets. Late in the afternoon there’s an option to visit Namche Monastery. The monastery is about 80 years old and has beautiful Thanka paintings of Tibetan deities. You are most welcome to burn a butter lamp for your loved ones.

      Stay: YMH Namche
    • Meals: B/L/D
  • Day 5 Trek To Deboche (3820m)

    • Today we will ascend towards the biggest monastery of the Everest region located at Tengboche. It encloses within Sagarmatha National Park which is listed in a UNESCO world heritage site. The trek to Phunki will be easy, but soon the ascending will start becoming challenging. The panoramic view of the Himalayas from the We will return back to our lodge which is just below the base camp and spend overnight.

      Stay: YMH Namche
    • Meals: B/L/D
  • Day 6 Excursion To Phortse And Back To Deboche (3820m)

    • We head to a small Phortse village today that will pay off with rewarding views, but taking it easy for today is the important thing. Although, we can climb a ridge located behind the village and see six of the world’s tallest peaks including Lhotse, Makalu and Phortse is a beautiful village situated at the elevation of 3810M above sea level. A very quiet village in the Khumbu is about 6 KM away from Namche. An interesting place to explore the Sherpa village which we can get to experience after we check into our lodge along with the views of Cho Oyu, Machermo, Thamserku and Kwangde Peak.

      Stay: YMH Deboche on FB
    • Meals: B/L/D
  • Day 7 Excursion To Ama Dablam Base Camp And Back To Deboche (3820m)

    • Today we will walk to Ama Dablam base camp that lies at the elevation of 4600M. We start today descending and crossing the river after which ascend up to Cholungche Khola. The trail gradually climbs up to Ama Dablam Base Camp at the elevation of 4600M with views of the amazing Himalayas including Lhotse (8516M), Nuptse (7879M), Pumori (7165M), Khumbi La (5765M), Kwangde Ri (6011M) and of course Ama Dablam (6856M).

      Stay: Gokarna Forest Resort on FB
    • Meals: B/L/D
  • Day 8 Heli Flight Everest Base Camp – Fly To Kathmandu (1300m)

    • The highlights of the trek today is our Heli flight to Everest base camp that will take us through the Gokyo Lake, Renjo Pass and to the panoramic views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Cho Oyu right in front of us. This 30 minutes flight is one of the best mountain flights in the world that lets us encounter with many 8000 meter peaks and return back to Lukla.

      From Lukla, we take a scheduled flight to Kathmandu. Wave goodbye to the Himalaya on a short, but spectacular flight back to Kathmandu! In clear weather this can be one of the highlights of your tour, with amazing views of the surrounding mountains.
      On arrival in Kathmandu we’ll transfer to Gokarna Resort. Then you’ve free time to relax or head into the city. We find most people want to simply unwind and enjoy the hotel facilities – whatever you choose, we’ll help!

      Stay: Local Lodge on FB
    • Meals: B/L/D
  • Day 9 Full Day Sightseeing In Kathmandu (1300m)

    • After breakfast, our tour guide for today will meet you at the lobby for a full day sightseeing in Kathmandu – a culturally rich city with many touristic sites listed as heritage sites. You will be visiting Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, and Bhaktapur all of which are important heritage sites in Kathmandu.
      These heritage sites were affected by the earthquake. Boudhanath Stupa, one of the biggest stupa in Nepal is fully restored and Swayambhunath and Bhaktapur are undergoing the restoration process. Your experienced tour guide will share interesting facts and stories about these heritage sites.
      After the sightseeing, we will drive to a very nice restaurant “Le Sherpa” for dinner where we can talk and share all the sweet memories up in the mountain. Transfer to hotel after the dinner.

      Stay: Gokarna Forest Resort on FB
    • Meals: B/L/D
  • Day 10 International Departure

    • Final departure depending on your flight schedules.

Trip Info

Trip Duration: 10 days 9 nights
Trekking Grade: 11days Moderate trekking
Maximum altitude: 5545m
Accommodation: 6 nights' YMH Comfort Lodge; 5 nights local lodge; 3 nights' hotel;
Services: All internal travel and meals as per program
Trip Group Size: 4 and above people

Best time to travel
Spring: March-May: Come and visit when the rhododendrons and alpine flowers are in full bloom. Expect clear skies and sunshine in the mornings with some light cloud cover later in the day.
Autumn/winter: October-December. October can be busy, but at this time of year the weather is normally very stable. Expect crisp sunny days and cold evenings.

USD 3080 per person on twin sharing
Single Supplement: USD 575

Services Include

  • 3 nights Gokarna Resort as per program on Bed & Breakfast basis
  • 1 day full sightseeing with sightseeing guide
  • 6 nights Yeti Mountain Home as per program on Full Board(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • 5 nights Local Lodge as per program on Full Board
  • Flight: KTM-Lukla-KTM (Regular Flight) with airport taxes
  • Helicopter Shuttle: Lobuche to Lukla
  • Everest National Park Fees & TIMS Permit Fee
  • 1 English Speaking Guide (from Kathmandu)
  • 1 porter for every 2 members
  • All staffs insurance & daily wages
  • All Airport transfers

Services not included

  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal Equipment & Insurance
  • Personal Expenses ( Battery recharge on local lodge, laundry, telephone, etc)
  • Nepal Visa fee US$ 40 per person
  • Emergency Evacuation if required
  • Other personal Expenses
  • Tips for Staffs