Am: Transfer from Hotel to Kathmandu domestic airport to board 40 minute secnic flight to Lukla. Trek to PHAKDING (2611m). Trails continue to travers high above the river, nice view of the valley, including the air-strip at Lukla. Along, steep descend to small river at Surkya. Continue to village of Chauri Kharka, set among the terraces on the hillside. Camp near bridge at the Phakding. At the site of the brideg is a brightly painted Mani Rock, carved in commemmoration of several families who diewd when Dudh Koshi became a raging torrent from an avalanche that originated high on the slopes of Amadablam (6812m) on 5th Aug’95. 7 hrs
NAMCHE BAZAR (3440m). Follow the Bhote Koshi through orest and pasture land, along the valley dotted with small Sherpa settlement. Cross the Bhote Koshi and climb steeply along switech- backing trail to large Sherpa village of Namche. Everest (8848m) and Lhotse (8516m) come into site. This prosperous town is the largest in Khumbu. A traditional trading centre, the Bazar is held every Saturday. The wares on dispaly including grains and vegetables, tennis shoews and tricots as well as hand-woven aprons and Tibetan boots. Thamserkhu (6623m) and Kwangde (6011m) loom to the east and west and the sacred mountain Khumbila (5707m) domitanes the sky-line to the north behind the village. 6 Hrs.
NAMCHE BAZAR – Rest and acclimatization day.
Namche to Thame village (3800m)6hrs.
Thame to Khumjung (3850m) 6 1/2hrs.
Khumjung to Dhole (4040m) 7 hrs.
Dhole to Machhermo ( 4410-) 4 ½ hrs.
Machhermo to Gokyo ( 5350m)
Gokyo to Gokyo-ri (5350m) and back to Gokyo lake 5 hrs.
Gokyo to Thangna (4700m) 3 hrs
Thangna to Jhungla (4845m) Via Chola Pass (5420m) 8 hrs.
Jhungla to Labuche (4940m) 7 hrs.
Labuche to Gorekshep( 5230m) 2 1/2hrs.
Gorekshep to Kalapathar (5545m) and back to Gorekshep 4hrs.
Dorekshep to Everest base camp (5800m) and back to Laboche 8 hrs
Labuche to Chhukung (4730m) 6 hrs.
Chhukung – Island peak Base Camp (3 hours walking)
Island Peak Base Camp – Island Peak High Camp (2 hours)
I.P. High Camp – Summit the peak and return back to Chhukung.
Chhukung – Tengboche ( 7 hours walking)
Tengboche – Monzo (2815m) 6 hours’ walking.
Monzo – Lukla. (5 hours walking)
Lukla – Fly back to Kathmandu (45 minutes).