Nepal Adventure Team staff will receive you at Tribhuvan International Airport and settle you to respective hotels in Thamel area. Welcome dinner with cultural program is organized by Nepal Adventure Team to fire up the energy for the trek.
Day 1 Arrival at airport and transfer to hotel
Day 2 Preparation day in Kathmandu
This day is all about the preparation required for the adventurous trek in Everest region. You will be informed about the trekking plans, tips, tricks and required materials for cozy journey. You can just res and relax for entire day to accumulate the energy for trek or just explore the Kathmandu valley and the World Heritage Sites.
Day 3 Fly to Lukla 2,820 m and trek to Phakding 2,640 m - 04 hrs
With crispy breakfast, we fly to Lukla from Kathmandu for around 30 minutes which lights up every minute by the surprising view of landscape. With short break, the hike initiates to Phakding. This day will be a warm up day for the trekkers and wonderful night nearby mountain region.
Day 4 Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 05 hrs
Dudh Koshi accompany us in our hike as me move forward to Namche Bazar. On this day, we enter into Sagarmatha National Park area through the entrance at Monjo. Sagarmatha National park is also an UNESCO’s World Heritage Site and listed as highest park. The high bridge and uphill haul direct to Namche Bazaar, a wonderful town filled with colourful houses serving as hotels and lodge set in a U shape. Namche Bazaar is the last place with modern facilities of ATM, Banks, post office, Cyber Café, Trekking / Climbing stores, bakeries and restaurants with great views of Kwangde peaks towards south.
Day 5 Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion
A day is separated for acclimatization at Namche Bazar. You can go for the hike to the nearby areas as National Park Headquarter, Museum, market, and monastery and like. You can observe the lifestyle of local people. Besides, you can just rest and relax by cherishing the view of mesmerizing mountains; Everest, Thamserku, Kangtenga, Kwangde, Ama Dablam, Khumbila, and more.
Day 6 Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m - 05hrs
After a peaceful day at Namche, early morning we head into a winding trail of rhododendron and pine trees with the fabulous views of Amadablam, one of the most beautiful peak. Trail to Thyangboche offers great views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Thamasarku and Kwangde peak. The path descends to Imjatse River reaching at Phunge Tenga, a tiny lunch stop. Follwing Pristine forest ends us to Thyangboche Monastery, spot with amazing views of Amadablam, Kangtenga, Thamasarku, Kwangde with Mt. Everest. Thyangboche monastery is regarded as a holy place as the head lama (Rinpoche) of the monastery resides in this monastery. Usually, trekkers and mountaineers visit to get blessed from the priest for safe trek and expeditions.
Day 7 Trek to Dingboche 4,260 m - 05hrs
Downhill walk through fresh rhododendron and pines forest and bridge over Imja Khola assist to reach at Pangboche village, stone houses, this is the last permanent village before Everest Base Camp. Leaving the tree lines, rhododendron and juniper bushes, open area with super views of Mt. Amadablam at close distance is explored. Dingboche is our home for the night.
Day 8 Rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization and excursion
Nepal Adventure Team plans another rest day at Dingboche for safe, adoptable and enjoyable trekking. Altitude gains rapidly from Dingboche and a rest day helps to acclimatize well to reach Everest Base Camp in sound way. Dingboche offers stunning views North Face of Amadablam, Imjatse Peak, Nuptse and Lhotse mountains, a short high climb on the ridge provides views of world’s 5th highest Mt. Makalu and Amphu Labtsa peak in fabulous way.
Day 9 Trek to Chhukung (4750 m) - 04 hours
Heading eastward to the last settlement of Khumbu and at Imjatse valley rim with mindboggling sceneries of surrounding high snow capped mountains, we settle at Chhukung. We reach Chhukung on aftertoon such that one can rest or hike to Chhukung Ri for more super views of the mountains as well as prepare for next early adventure towards Kongma-la pass.
Day 10 Trek to Kongmo - la (5535 m) and to Lobuche (4928 m) - 08 hours
After wonderful break in Chhukung, dawn walk through uphill icy and rocky path for an hour beneath Kongma-la take to its peak Kongma or Mehra. After a good rest, traverse the Kongma-la pass at 5,535 m / 18,159 ft enclosed between the great Nuptse, Mehara and Pokalde peaks. One has to be careful on vigorous climb while heading towards Khumbu glacier and moraine which is quite the misleading and confusing. Descends and steep climb up to the terminal debris of Khumbu Glacier drop us at Lobuche for overnight stop.
Day 11 Trek to Gorakhshep (5160 m) and visit to Everest base camp (5320 m) 5 hours and stay at Gorakhshep
Starting the morning with a gentle walk could be hard due to high altitude yet gains the views of Mt. Pumori, Lingtrin, Khumbutse and Everest. After 2 hours of strenuous walk on moraine and icy trails we make to Gorakshep. Gorakshep has 4-5 nice lodges being the last place with lodge facilities before Everest Base Camp. Break at Gorakshep enables trekkers to further continue the journey to Everest Base Camp through the trails of moraine overlooking at Khumbu Icefall. An hour of exploring and refilling the experience of Everest Base Camp, we return to Gorakshep for the stay.
Day 12 Hike to Kalapathar 5,545 m/18 and walk to Dzongla, 4,830m - 06 hours
On the 11th day, we reach our next highlighted destination and the highest point of 2 pass Everest Base Camp Trek. With a steep climb for 2 hours we land to Kalapatthar hill top, a black rocky ridge at 5,545 meters high, offering awesome panorama of giant peaks and Mt. Everest at arm’s length distance towards East. After an incredible experience, with high spirit return to Gorakshep and continue trek downhill to reach at the base of Cho-la pass in Dzongla. Dzongla is a temporary settlement with few Teahouses / Lodge with grand views of Cholatse and Taboche peaks.
Day 13 Dzongla to Cho-la pass 5,367m/17604ft, walk down to Thanknak 4,750m - 07 hours
Today we cross the high Tsho-la (Cho-la). The path is steep up and requires crossing the glacier on the eastern side. The top of the pass has an altitude of 5,367m and sometimes it will be quite challenging to traverse due to snow. From its top, it offers awesome views of giant mountains and Cholatse Glacier. We descend carefully to Thanknak for stay at 4,750m. Thanknak is a small isolated spot with few Teahouses / Lodge which is just 2-3 hours away from Gokyo Lake
Day 14 Trek to Gokyo 4,750 m/15, 580ft, climb to Gokyo Ri 5357 m 17570ft - 04 hrs
After great time passing Cho-la, an easy walk following the main Gokyo trail through Na, a small hamlet at the foot of the Ngozumba glacier leads to Gokyo Lake. Following a scenic trail, climbing a rocky path into ablation valley we pass the first lake (Longpongo), the second lake (Taboche Tsho) and the third lake (Dudh Pokhari). The bank of the shore is summer settlement of Gokyo at 4,790 meters. After lunch, free for hike to Gokyo Ri at 5,357m another highlight of this adventure. Gokyo Ri offers breathtaking scenery of world’s highest peak from Mt. Cho Oyo, Gyachung Kang, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Cholatse, Taweche and to the east Mt. Makalu as well as Gokyo lakes and valley. We stay at marvelous and sound Gokyo village.
Day 15 At Gokyo rest to visit fifth lake - 05 hrs round trip
An optional excursion to Gokyo 5th Lake, a 5 hours of round trip, requires packed lunch as the walk leads towards North in complete wilderness through glaciers and moraine rocky path. We head towards the base of Cho-Oyu world 6th highest mountain straddles as the border of Nepal-Tibet. On reaching the 5th lake enjoy the grand views of Mt. Everest, Changtse and towering ice wall of Cho-Oyu. Return to Gokyo with afternoon free time and prepare for further traverse and crossing of Renjo-la.
Day 16 Gokyo to Renjo-la 5360m/17585ft and descend to Marlung, 4,210m - 07 hrs
On 15th day, we march to accomplish Renjo-La one of the essential destination of 2pass Everest Base Camp trek. At dawn, we leave Gokyo and catch the route to the pass which offers sight of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cholatse and Taboche. On reaching Renjo La pass at 5,465 m / 17,929 ft, one of the most difficult sections of this adventure, our effort shines with the Mt. Cho-Oyu and other high surrounding peaks. After a pleasant break, walk follows to frozen ponds beneath Renjo La pass, and then a long descend settle at Lungdeng which is near to Nangpa-la pass towards Tibet. Walk continues to reach Marlung village for night stop above Bhote Koshi River
Day 17 Marlung to Namche 3,440m -06 hrs
Marlung to Namche seems to be easier trek after long hard walk of previous days and achieving our goal to cross all three great high passes of Khumbu. From Marlung our route encompasses Thyangmoche and Hungmo village. Several scattered Sheppard’s huts and Yak grazing pasture are encountered at Thame area. After reaching outskirt of Thame village, short uphill walk from Mende to Thamo includes hydro power of Namche and other Khumbu villages. Further, green woodland of tall pines and rhododendron tree lines are visible as the path approach to Namche Bazaar.
Day 18 Trek to Lukla 2,800m - 07 hrs
A pleasant and relaxing walk exploring the surrounding leads back to Lukla. It is the last day to walk in 2 passes Everest Base Camp trek. Just few small uphill climb brings back to Lukla for last overnight stop around Khumbu and Everest region. As we reach Lukla, we give farewell to our loyal and friendly porters.
Day 19 Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels
Flight starts early morning so we transfer to Tenzing and Hillary air terminal at Lukla airport. On boarding the plane a sweeping flight of 30 minutes lands you in Kathmandu. You are transfer to respective hotels with leisure. Farewell dinner will be served in the night time with music and dance.
Day 20 International departure
As per international flight time Nepal Adventure Team staff will transfer you to international airport for your flight. With excellent service of Nepal Adventure Team, we ensure great adventure of 2 passes Everest base camp trek. Looking forward to serve you in trekking and traveling, we bid you warm goodbyes.