Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu (1,400m)
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, one of the representatives from BMS adventures will welcome you. You will get a quick overview of our trip starting tomorrow. The BMS staff will transport you to your booked hotel where you may freshen up and relax. Your overnight stay will be at the hotel inclusive of Breakfast.
Day 02: Flight to Lukla airport and Trek to Phakding (2,652m), Duration: 3 hours
After early morning breakfast, we will get ready for the flight to Lukla. These days we can’t take a direct flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. so we will need to go to Manthali to take a flight to Lukla. Our flight will be scenic with lush green forests, snowy hills, and gorges. Flying to Lukla airport is an adventurous flight experience in the world. We will have 30 minutes flight to Lukla. From Lukla, we will hike towards Phakding along the curves of the Dudhkoshi River. Nearing Phakding you can spot agricultural fields of villagers. Our overnight stay will be at the guest house at Phakding. The menu includes breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m), Duration: 6 hours
After having breakfast we will hike toward Namche Bazar. We will get to see a lot of scenery including Himalayan flowers and fauna. We will pass through the junction of the Dudhkoshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. We will walk through the stony and slanted path to reach Namche. Namche Bazar is the beautiful Sherpa settlement and an administrative center of Khumbu valley. Namche is a town located at the highest altitude. Our overnight stay will be at the guesthouse. The menu includes breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
Day 04: Acclimatization Day and Hike to the Everest View Hotel
We acclimatize here to adapt to the changed elevation to prevent altitude sickness. Today after breakfast, we will climb towards the Everest view hotel’s location. You can spot beautifully made heart-shaped stones on the steps toward the viewpoint. We will walk up to see the mighty Ama Dablam, Everest, Lhotse, and many more peaks. We will return from the Khunde and Khumjung villages to know more about the Sherpa people. The windy climate is also one of the unique qualities of the mountains. Our overnight stay will be at Namche and the menu includes breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
Day 05: Trek to Tengboche (3,860m), Duration: 5 – 6 hours
After one extra day of acclimatization at Namche, we walk further towards Tengboche. We will walk alongside the Dudh Koshi River and cross many suspension bridges too. The water of Dudhkoshi River is the glacial water flowing down from the lap of Ama Dablam Mountain. Dudhkoshi looks white, like milk flowing through the gorges of hills. As we will pass through the Rhododendron forest. If we are trekking in the spring season we can see Rhododendron flowers. While crossing the forest we may spot Himalayan Thar, musk deer, and pheasants. The trail near Tengboche becomes vertical and walking could be challenging. The first thing we will spot will be the famous Monastery of the region; Tengboche Monastery. From there we can see the whole range of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and more. Our overnight stay will be at the guesthouse. The menu includes breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
Day 06: Trek to Dingboche (4,410m) Duration: 5-6 hours
Each day our elevation increases by approximately 800 to 1000 meters. Like the previous day, we will start walking after breakfast. Initially, we will traverse through the Rhododendron forest. We pass through a couple of suspension bridges en route to reach Pangboche village. Pangboche is also a Sherpa village which is the largest village in the region. If the situation favors we will visit the Pangboche monastery in Pangboche village. we can see the surroundings changing into drier and brownish color as we come closer to Dingboche. Our tonight’s stay will be at Dingboche and the day’s menu includes breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
Day 07: Acclimatization at Dingboche and Hike to Nagarjuna Hill (5,100m) Duration: 5-6 hours
We acclimatize today at an elevation of 4,410 meters and hike up to Nagerjun Hill at an elevation of 5,100 meters. Acclimatization is very important to prevent altitude sickness. So we are allowing the body to adapt with one extra day. Nagarjuna hill is one of the best attractions of the Everest Base camp trek. Magnanimous views of Lobuche East and West, Toboche, Thamserku, and Ama Dablam will revitalize us. We can have plenty of beautiful pictures from Nagerjun Hill. Then we will come down to Dingboche. Our overnight stay will be at the guesthouse and the day’s menu includes breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
Day 08: Trek to Lobuche (4,910m) Duration: 5-6 hours
We will follow the steep terrain while leaving Dingboche back. We will traverse through Dhugla which is on the top of the Khumbu Glacier. Again following the vertical trail we will walk up to Thukla pass to see the memorials of Everest climbers. Despite of difficult path, we cannot ignore the stunning mountain views. Tonight’s stay will be at Lobuche and the menu includes breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
Day 09: Trek to Gorakshep (5,181m) and Hike to the Everest Base Camp (5,364m) Duration: 7-8 hours
We will have a busy but special day today. We will leave early in the morning towards Gorakshep. At Gorakshep, we will book our room, leave our baggage there and hike towards the Base camp. While reaching the base camp most of the time we will walk over the glaciers. En route to the base camp, we will see Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Khumbutse, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Pumori, and many more. Finally on the lap of the Mahalangur Himalayan range. The experience of absorbing the ambiance of majestic mountains is thrilling. Then we will return to Gorakshep and today will be the final night stay in the Everest region. Tonight’s stay will be at Gorakshep and the menu includes breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
Day 10: Hike to Kala Patthar (5,644m) and Helicopter return to Lukla Duration: 3-4 hours
Kala Patthar means ‘black rock’ in Nepali. We will wake early in the morning and start hiking toward the Kala Patthar. Kala Patthar is in more height than the Base camp. We are hiking early to witness the first ray of sun falling over Mount Everest. Kala Patthar feels like a cocoon formed by giant mountains. After having an alluring 360 view of the Mahalangur Himalayan range we will return to Gorakshep. We will have the final Mountain breakfast at Gorakshep.
After breakfast, we will return to Lukla via a comfortable helicopter ride. From the helicopter, we can see the aerial view of the Himalayas. Gorgeous landscapes and tiny-tiny Himalayan settlements are also visible from the Helicopter. overnight stay will be at a hotel in Lukla.
Day 11: Lukla to Ramechhap flight then drive to Kathmandu
This will be your final day in the mountain. We will take an early morning flight to Ramechhap from Lukla. From Ramechhap we will take a ride to Kathmandu. Our trek guide will transfer you to your hotel. Overnight will be at the Hotel in Kathmandu, inclusive of Breakfast.
Day 12: Departure
You will need to reach the airport approximately three hours before your scheduled flight. one of our BMS adventures representatives will be there to transport you from your hotel to the airport. May you have a safe trip back home. We will leave with the hope to see you soon.
What to pack in your bag?
If you are planning your trip to a Himalayan country you should consider packing some warm clothes. in mountain weather keeps changing, we can find different weather on the same day. Weather in mountains tends to be windy to sunny to wet so we have listed a few things as a checklist for you.
- hat or p-cap to prevent the face from sunburn
- woolen cap to keep warmth
- scarf or muffler
- the face mask is a virus precaution and protects your nose from heavy wind
- sunglasses to protect the eyes and to see better in mountain
For feet and hands:
- warm gloves
- Sandal and sneakers
- Thin cotton socks and thick woolen socks
Trekking special items:
- sticks (which you can hire at Thamel, Kathmandu as well)
- Waterproof thin jacket
- Windproof down jacket
- Stretchable and warm trousers
- breathable cotton t-shirts and pullovers
- breathable cotton thermal wear
- hiking shorts
- Trekking boot
- comfortable backpack and duffle bag
- Sleeping bag (lightweight and appropriate for zero or below temperature)
- tissue papers
- shampoo and soaps
- inner garments
- Reusable water bottle useful for hot and cold water
- medicines (if you are taking any medicines or supplements)
- other personal belongings
Food during the trek
Any kinds of food are available during the trek. Guesthouses have a menu that consists of both international cuisine and local Nepali cuisine. You can also try new cuisine which you haven’t tried before. Here are a few breakfast, lunch, and dinner options that are commonly found during the trek.
We can have a wide range of options for breakfast such as omelets, bread, cornflakes, cookies, oats, pancakes, milk, tea, coffee, hot lemon, boiled or fried beans, etc. somewhere you get traditional breakfast items such as Gurung bread (famous breakfast in Annapurna region), cell roti, puri, roti curry, etc.
Lunch and Dinner
Traditional Nepali lunch and dinner is Nepali khana consisting of Lentil soup, Rice, curry, pickle, and some salad. There is a famous saying around trekking areas “Dal Bhat power twenty-four hour” which means Nepali khana’s strength remains for twenty-four hours. For instance other than Nepali khana you can have varieties for lunch like; pizza, momo, Chowmein, fried rice, noodles, spaghetti, soups, naan roti, etc. lunch, and dinner menu look similar you can choose as per your comfort, and preference.
Note: If you are vegan or in any diet restriction or allergic to anything, let your trek guide know beforehand.