In the morning we have a walking tour of Ason (an old spice market) and walk through the busy streets of Kathmandu, seeing the old Durbar (palace) square. We will then go to Kilroy’s restaurant for lunch and a briefing about the trek, anyone wishing to hire equipment can do so after lunch at the nearby trek hiring shop.

We drive to Mulkot for about 4 hours to avoid having to get up at 2 am to catch the flight to Lukla from Manthali.

We fly to Lukla (2,800m) and begin our trek. The small settlements around Lukla are very close together, and you will find a tea house every kilometer through to the village of Phakding (2,600m). Here you will see a large selection of lodges and accommodation, as it’s a standard first night stop.

We go upstream of the Dudh Koshi River, crossing a suspension bridge on the KyasharKhola, and pass through Monjo (2,840m) before entering Mt. Everest (Sagarmatha) National Park. We will soon start the long steep uphill trek to Namche Bazaar (3,400m), a significant trading post in the Khumbu region of Nepal and Tibet. This section of the trek will be taken very slowly to aid acclimatization.

Rest Day: We rise early and climb for views of Mt. Everest, with time to look through the Sherpa museum and cultural center. In the afternoon we visit the home of 1 of 2 climbing Sherpa’s who contributed towards the first ever successful Everest climb, undertaken by Hillary and Tenzing.

Trek to Pangboche (3,860m), crossing the ImjaKhola on a suspension bridge, and walking through rhododendron forests, and passing many stone carved walls. In Pangboche we visit a 300-year-old Compa (Monastery), the oldest in the region and the highest point on this trek, before returning to Deboche in the afternoon.

We fly back to Manthali and have a 4-5 hour drive back to Kathmandu in a shared van.
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