Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek | Yeti Mountain Home And Everest Summit Lodges

Trekking in the Everest Region is mainly an alpine walk. Due to remoteness and untouched by any modern infrastructure, wilderness is the characteristic of this trail. Once you fly into the nearest airport at Lukla at the height of 2860 mtrs, rest of the trip includes absolute adventurous hiking with minimum accommodation facility and least food choices which has limited it's visitors, but wait, things are improving now, for those you would like to enjoy the stunning beauty of Everest region but can't really adopt with the basic lodging and food, you have the choice here, the Yeti Mountain Home, the Everest Summit Lodges and the Himalayan Eco Resort  have established their luxury chain Lodges at almost all camps of the route.
Now you can book the luxury Everest Base Camp Trek with us at the reasonable price from your home. The Luxury EBC Trekking Packages are designed to meet your Everest Dream while maintaining your comfortable stay in the far away alpine mountain.
We mainly deal with Everest Summit Lodges, the Yeti Mountain Homes and Himalayan Eco Resort who have established their Luxury Lodges maintaining our client's satisfaction till the date.
Following are the locations of the Lodges established by these 3 Luxury Mountain Chain Hoteliers:

Yeti Mountain Homes:


Everest Summit Lodges


Himalayan Eco Resort


Trek Description

Everest base camp Trek is one of the best trekking trails in the world. After the first successful ascent of Mount Everest (8848 Meters) on May 29, 1953 by the New Zealander Edmund Hillary and Nepalese guide Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, the beauty of Nepal and the adventurous trail leading to foothill of the highest peak in the world gradually attracted more and more mountaineers, nature lovers, scientists, surveyors, geologists, botanists, mining engineers and other amateur travelers around the world. Although the early travelers had to adapt the camping treks only, construction of sufficient number of teahouses, several luxury lodges, airports, helipads, mountain clinics  in the route and complete Everest trekking package offers operating from Kathmandu after the 1980s decade,  has made Everest Base Trek relatively safe and comfortable. Comprehensive guiding and supports from Sherpa guides and porters have made it even safer, enjoyable and more informative.

Now anyone with good health and fitness can take  the most adventurous flight to Lukla 2,860 metres (9,383 ft), and trek through the Khumbu Valley via Namche, Village, continue through Tenboche Monastery and reach at the base camp, watch the sunrise over massif  Everest and other high mountains from Kalapatthar 5545 meters (18192 ft) view point and retrace back to Kathmandu with lifetime experience at the lap of Himalayas with Sherpa people and their culture and finally wrap up their exotic vacation at Kathmandu city.

Everest Base Camp is located at the height of 5,380 m (17,600 ft) on the south side of Mt. Everest which is a small valley often covered with snow and ice with rocky ground and Khumbu Icefall flowing it’s way down to lower area. During climbing season in spring and autumn (rare), the base camp area is filled with colorful tents of climbers scattered across the valley.
Everest Base Camp Trek mainly has 3 major routes to reach there. One classic Jiri To EBC route, starting from Jiri, trekking via Lukla, Namche and and Dinboche, another through Gokyo Lake passing through the high pass at Cho La and the third and the most popular route is , flying to Lukla, trekking through Namche, Tenboche Monastery, Dinboche Valley and finally to the Base Camp.
All of these routes offer you the spectacular view of high mountains such as Kusum Kangaru, Thamserku, Amadablam, Kang Te Ga, Lhotse, Nuptse, Everest, Pumori and other peaks like Kongde, Lobuche, Cho La, Island Peak etc.

Everest Base Camp Trek offers you not just the mountainous views but also the most scenic view of landscape, rivers, alpine forest, streams, scattered local villages, fields and pastures. Trekking on this route gives you chance to closely experience the traditional life style and culture of Sherpa people who have been the phenomenal climber, guide and porter friends of trekkers and mountaineers since the mountaineering began in Nepal. Sherpa and the mountains are synonyms as described by some famous climbers respecting their contribution and honesty in the field of mountaineering. Sherpas follow Buddhism and their life style and customs are slightly influenced by the Tibetan culture.
You will see several Sherpa villages throughout this Everest Base Camp trek. There are several small villages around Lukla at the first day of trek. Major villages include Namche 3,440 metres (11,286 ft) on day 2 walk, Khumjung  3,970 m above Namche and the Panboche village at the height of 3,985 m (13,074 feet) above Tenboche Monastery.
luxury everest base camp trek

Below is the Outline of the 14 Days Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary:

Day 01  Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu (1338 m),  pick up by our representative and  hotel check in, trip briefing, guide introduction, money exchange, free evening at Thamel

Day 02 Early morning flight to Lukla (2860 m), 35 minutes flight with our guide, meet other staff at Lukla, language arrangement by porters, eat first breakfast in mountain and trek to Phakding (2,610 m), easy acclimatization day walk, 4.5 hrs

Day 03 Trek to Namche 3,440 m, lunch at Monjo (2840 m ) around 12:30 pm

Day 04 Acclimatization day walk up to Everest view point above Namche 1 hr walk, visit Everest view hotel, first view of Mt. Everest and other high mountains

Day 05 Trek To Tenboche (3,860 m), 6 hrs

Day 06 Trek to Dinboche (4,410 m), 6 hrs

Day 07 Trek to Lobuche (4,910 m), 5.5 hrs

Day 08 Trek to Gorakshep (5,153 m) , 3.5 hrs,  hike up to Everest Base Camp (5,363 m), 2.5 hrs and return to Gorakshep for overnight stay

Day 09 Hike Up to Kalapaththar (5,545 m), 2 hrs for sunrise view, trek back to hotel and continue trek to Pheriche (4,371 m), 4 hrs

Day 10 Trek to Namche (3,440 m), 7 hrs

Day 11 Trek to Lukla (2,860 m), 7 hrs, lunch at Phakding

Day 12 Fly back to Kathmandu (half day sightseeing in case of timely flight)

Day 13 Full day Kathmandudu sightseeing at Monkey Temple, Bauddhanath, Pashupatinath, Patan and Kathmandu Durbar Square

Day 14 Fly back home/next destination

Price for the Above Everest Base Camp Luxury Trip:

USD 2199 /head

(Contact us for the most updated price)

What You Bought

Airport pick up and drop to and from Lukla and Tribhuwan International airport
All meals during trekking Breakfast, Lunch and dinner (B.L.D)
Breakfast in Kathmandu Hotel (BB)
Duffle bag to pack your stuff during trekking carried by porters
Three Nights Hotel (5 Star) In Kathmandu on BB Plan
All accommodation at Yeti Mountain Homes or Everest Summit Lodges or Himalayan Eco Resort as per itinerary during trekking
All necessary trekking permits (National park fees and TIMS card)
All sightseeing in fees Kathmandu (included in the itinerary)
All transportation during sightseeing Car/bus/van
An English speaking guide (Korean Speaker for Korean Group) and necessary porters (1 for each 2 pax)
All food, salary, accommodation, equipment, transportation, air tickets, airport taxes and insurance for guide and porters
Office Service charges
Emergency assistance (arrange helicopter etc. but you or your insurance have to pay)
Farewell dinner in Kathmandu (typical Nepali food)

What you didn’t buy

Food In Kathmandu except Breakfast
All bar items in Kathmandu and trekking such as water, alcohol etc.
Nepal entry visa fees
International Airport taxes
Personal expenses such as laundry, tips, shopping, phone calls, internet etc.
Your Insurance, we recommend you to buy before your arrival, if you haven’t done so, we can assist you to buy in Kathmandu
Extra night’s accommodation and expenses due to natural disaster or unavoidable situations
Extra baggage exceeding normal weight (porters max carrying weight limited to 20 KG)

What to bring, Packing List for Everest Base Camp Trekking

60-70 Liters Backpack
Small Rucksacks to carry your important stuff like camera, wallet, book, pen, tissues etc.
Trekking boot one pair, sports shoes/Trainer one pair, light sandal one pair
Socks at least 7 pairs
Warm Water/wind proof trekking Jacket and Pants (Gore-Tex), a pair of cotton trouser, 2 linear pants 
Fleece Jacket one pair for evening and morning while inside teahouses
Inner wear T-shirts, long sleeve blouse  to wear inside Jackets
Medium sized bath Towel and a face Towel
One pair Hat
Walking stick (if you need)
A pair of Sunglass , extra pair rec. in case you loss
Sunscreen cream, lipstick,
2 pairs of padlocks one for your bag pack and one for rooms at teahouses
Torch light and spare batteries
At least 6 copies of your passport sized photos for visa /permits
Travel Books (travel books related to mountain adventures recommended)
Some chocolate bars
Alarm (watch/mobile can be used)
Gloves one pair Linear, one pair thick
Medical Kit containing basic drugs, handiplast,
Water bottle , you will love warm water in cold weather, water bag
Everest Luxury Trekking with Yeti Mountain Home

Important Notes In Nepal Trip:

Meals at Everest Region

You can find an extensive worldwide menus in Kathmandu except sea-foods. There are hundreds of tourist restaurants and traditional local styled restaurant around Kathmandu recommended by lonely planet, trip advisor and other famous travel groups. Thakali Bhanchha  and Bhanchha Ghar are some of the best restaurants serving local Nepalese food. Our Itinerary includes one dinner at Bhanchha Ghar.
While in mountain, you will eat your dinner and breakfast at the lodge you stay and the lunch on the way to the next camp.
There won’t be so much choices of food while you are trekking to Everest Base Camp, although they serve wide range of menus but most of the foods are prepared in local style and used local ingredients. Foods mostly served in mountain include noodles, spaghettis, pastas, potatoes, breads, Tibetan breads, Momo (meat/veg dumpling), rice, pizzas (cheese/egg tomato), chicken items at lower region, Yak steaks, egg items, toasts, seasonal vegetables (cabbage, Tibetan spinach), corn flakes, milk (powdered) , Lasagnas , apple pie, canned Juices etc.
To avoid possible foodborne illness, we suggest you not to try any meat items above Tengboche while you are going up as we have seen many trekkers ruined their trip due to stomach pain, diarrhea. For freshness and quick serving, we can order similar items in the group as kitchens during high season are extremely busy.
What you will miss in Everest region hiking is the fresh fruits, you will hardly find some apples at some tea houses .Other fruit items are almost impossible. Carrying some fruit from Kathmandu is the only way if you want to eat fruits in Khumbu valley.

Bad weather and delayed flights to and from Lukla

Flights between Kathmandu and Lukla are often delayed by few hours or sometimes even by one or few days due to bad weather. In such cases your flights will be scheduled for the next coming flights, but you are responsible for extra expenses on food and accommodation in Lukla or Kathmandu while you are waiting for your flights. To avoid any international flight connecting problems in such circumstances, we highly recommend you to keep one or two buffer days that can be used for extra sightseeing, shopping or other activities of your choice even when everything goes smoothly according to your Itinerary.

Simple Things To Be Noted While Trekking In Everest Region

Try your shoes with those thick socks few times before you arrive Nepal that will make sure that it will not cause any blister or pain on your feet. We have seen many travelers suffer from the second day due to shoes size and structure.
Trying activities that needs excessive physical power like jumping photography, demonstrating dance or athletics might cause stress or sprain on your body, which might ruin your trip. So we have to be calm, patient and disciplined while in mountain to safeguard your body condition.
We have to walk in group to ensure the safety and not to get lost.
Running too fast or attaining too much height in a single day will lead to altitude sickness, so we have to walk slow and follow the itinerary unless in unavoidable situations
While in higher altitudes, sometimes we might need to share rooms or even sleep on the dining even when we have booked the room in prior to adjust the high volume of tourist.
Drinking alcohol, wife/husband, girlfriend/boyfriend activities and smoking above Namche is not suggested while you are going up.
It’s difficult to fall in sleep in mountain due to cold and oxygen deficiency, so going to bed early and trying to sleep again every time you wake up will enhance the sleep.
Buying hot water and sliding hot water bottle into your sleeping bag is the best way to keep you warm during nights, you can drink the same water next day while you walk.
Ordering breakfast at previous evening after dinner or early morning before packing are the best way for timely serving.
You may not feel tired due to height and cold in the higher altitudes even when your body is actually tired, so we need to have frequent rest and drink sufficient water.
Along the route, herds of   cattle like   Yaks , cows, donkeys etc are traveling carrying loads, so we need to see ahead and behind  to avoid any accident while walking on narrow trails, we need to lean on the corner side unless there is enough space in the lower side, otherwise they might push you.

Trip Facts:

Trip Name: Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek
Duration: 14 Days
Activities: Trekking and Kathmandu Sightseeing
Group size: 2-12 people
Max-Altitude: 5,554m/18,192ft at Kalapaththar
Country: Nepal
Transportation: Domestic airplane to And from Lukla and private vehicles in Kathmandu
Start Point: Kathmandu
Ending Point: Kathmandu
Trip Grade: Moderate 
Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu BB, B.L.D while in Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Accommodation: Five Star Hotel in Kathmandu and the Yeti Mountain Home or the Everest Summit Lodge or the Himalayan Eco Resort during Trekking
Mode of Payment: 20 percent in Advance is must, rest can be done upon arrival

Day To Day Detailed Itinerary Of Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek:

Day 01 Your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu

We will pick you up outside the arrival gate where we will be holding our company Board with your name on clipboard. The first word we will say on greetings is the NAMASTE, a humble word for welcome/good morning/good evening etc. Then we check in hotel and settle our last payment for the trip followed by introduction with trekking guide and a briefing about whole trip and next morning flight. Later you have to get some dollar (approx. 300) changed to Nepalese currency for the personal expenses during trekking .After checking necessary equipment for the last time, you can eat anywhere around and enjoy your free time around Thamel street which is the main touristic area in Kathmandu. We can suggest you the places if you need any restaurant with specific menu.

Day 02 Flight To Lukla (2860 m) and Trek to Phakding  (2610 m), 4.5 hrs walk , depends on your speed but our guide will eventually adjust your pace not to be too fast.

 Early morning you will be driven to domestic airport where our guide will arrange all check in process and you will be in Tenjing-Hillary airport Lukla after 35 minutes of scenic and adventurous flight over mountains of Langtang Range.
Here you will take the first photograph of beautiful Khumbu Valley with Kongde peak on the eastern side overlooking the Lukla village. You will meet other crew here waiting for your luggage outside the arrival gate. Our staff will collect all the luggage and transfer to the nearby lodge where they will arrange the packing while you will be having your first breakfast in the mountain with chilly weather in Lukla.
After the breakfast, we will commence our trek towards the western side of the village through stone paved street, crowded with local people, trekkers, trekking porters, cattle and small traders at colorful shops. From the opposite direction you will see a lot of trekkers coming with greasy hair and wearing rags but with big smiles on their face as they are returning from their destination.
The trail now descends gradually through stone pave way, pine trees and bamboo forest and arrives at the small settlement of homes at Chheplung where the classic route of Jiri To EBC Trek meets with trail from Lukla.
Now the trail further continues through Ghat village with magnificent Mt.  Kusum Kangaru view on the north and Dudhkoshi river on the south side with lush green forest, stone carved Buddhist Mane Walls, prayer flags and stone sculptures .Hot lunch will be served at some teahouses here. After the lunch the trail slightly ascends before arriving at Phakding village where you will spend your first night in mountain.
You can wander around the village and the bridge over Dudhkoshi River in the afternoon. Some tourist like to hike up to the monastery across the river over a cliff.

Day 03 Phakding to Namche Bazar (3440 m) , 06 hrs

It is going to be harder and hotter day on this second day walk. After eating the breakfast at 7 am, our trek starts at 8 am. After crossing the suspension bridge, we walk towards north side of the valley following Dushkoshi River crossing the same river at several places. Giant peak on our right side is the Mt. Tahmserku seen above alpine line. As we go up, we will pass through forest with pine trees,  several villages like Tok Tok, Bengkar with few houses and tea shops before arriving at Monjo (2840 m), the entrance point of Sagarmatha National Park,  where we will register our national park permit and TIMS card for the first time. Inside the tourist check post you might like to see the exclusive map of the Everest region where you will be trekking for next couple of days.
The trail now descends down through the rocky stairs and crosses a suspension bridge before arriving at Jorsale village for lunch. After the lunch, the trail again follows the river and arrives at the confluence of the Dudhkosi and Sunkoshi River in a high suspension bridge with colorful prayer flags. The hardest part of the day starts here as we will be hiking uphill for about 2 hrs. along the ridge. Although Everest range is often covered with cloud in the afternoon, you might see the first glimpse of the Mt. Everest from a Platform at around the middle of the uphill through pine trees. 
After some rest, we will continue for another 40 minutes before arriving at the ridge where you will have the first view of Namche village. We have to walk further about 20 minutes to arrive in Namche.
Few minute walk uphill around the village in the afternoon is recommended for better acclimatization that will make your sleep more comfortable.

Day 04 Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar

Today we sleep and rest until late in the morning. We eat our breakfast at 09 am and go on hiking to Everest view point for about 3 hours. We head through the stone staircases of the village and climb through the ridge on the northern direction. After approx. 1 hr walk, we will be in Syanboche airport (3,780 m) , which is not in operation due to risky geographic location and irregular weather except some special chartered small place and helicopter flights .Further 30 minutes’ walk, we will be at Everest point offering you the first clear view of Mt Everest and panoramic view of most of the mountains in the area such as Kongde Peak, Thamsherku, Amadablam, Everest, Lhotse, Nupse, Taboche peak, Chola Peak, Island Peak etc. Drinking tea/coffee or hot chocolate and enjoying the incredible views of mountain and the terrain from here is the best way to spend the morning.
20 minutes further walk will take you to the Hotel Everest View which is a luxury hotel located at the third highest altitude in the world, after Hotel Tayka del Desierto Bolivia and Yeti Mountain Home Kongde Nepal, run by Japanese management. We can visit around the hotel.
Now we walk towards the top of the hill from where we can see the picturesque Khumjung village with Hillary School, Hillary Clinic and Khumjung Monastery.After some time we return back to Namche for late lunch and wander around the Namche village.
Namche is the last place to check your gears where you can buy almost all trekking gears. Here we have facilities of internet café, STD/ISD calls, post office (send back cards home/friends), German Bakery, Pool Hall, Iris Pub and Sherpa Museum. Moreover there is a weekly Saturday Market called Hat Bazaar selling Tibetan stuff.

Day 05 Namche to Tenboche (3860 m), 6 hrs

It is going to be easier day as the trail goes leveled and slightly downhill during the whole morning.The views will be incredible as we continue walk through the Sanasa village where another famous trail Everest Gokyo Lakes Trek splits from our trail to Everest Base Camp.The trail now descends to the river bank at Phungi Tanga which is our lunch place. After the lunch, it will be little tougher as the trails goes uphill for about 2 hours until the hotel at Tenboche.
Tenboche has the biggest Buddhist monastery in the region and offers spectacular view of Amadablam and Everest range. There is a praying ceremony inside the monastery every afternoon which you can also observe. There is an Eco-Centre offering you information about the area, selling mountain labeled t-shirts and showing different mountain documentaries.
There is a German Bakery selling tea/coffee and different delicious breads.  Many tourist want to stop here to refresh their taste after several days of leaving home.

Day 06 Trek to Dinboche (4410 m), 6 hours

Today the trail starts towards the northern side of the village through rhododendron forest which is Nepal’s national flower. We need to be more careful as the first 30 minutes of the trail is often covered with snow even during peak trekking season. Herds of Himalayn Thar (deer) are often spotted around this area. The trail now continues through right side of the hill until a bridge over Sunkoshi and ascends until Panboche village which is the last village settlement inhabited by local Sherpa people .The tree line finishes here and only small patches of  bushy shrubs are seen on the ground. Panboche has a primary school at the top of the village. After passing Panboche village, there are few teahouses at where we will eat our lunch. As we go up, 3D view of Mt. Amadablam makes your day. After the lunch, We will take the right had side route as the left route goes to Pheriche.The trail further continues through alpine meadows and crosses the river and finally ascends to the Dinboche village at Imja valley. The village looks beautiful with array of stone enclosed farm. People often take one more side day trip from here to Chhukung towards the towering Island peak that gives more time for acclimation and views are always incredible.

Day 07 Trek to Lobuche (4910 m), 5.5 hours

This is the crucial day here as we are crossing 4500 m height from the sea level. Many people return from here either because of cold or sickness. If you start your morning here with fresh body and mind, you can be sure that you are going to conquer the Base Camp the next day. There is a clinic at the next village in Pheriche in case of sickness with doctors and volunteers who can also assist in case of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) as they have the Gamo Pressure Bag used for severe patient suffered by AMS.
Walking is much easier here as the trail continues through valley and meadows if not because of cold and thinner air due to increasing height. After few hours of easy morning walk, we will be at Thukla with one or two teahouse serving lunch and hot drinks.
After eating lunch at Thukla, the trail goes steep up for one hour through rocky trail until the top with Mani Walls and several memorials of late mountaineers. Now we enter to the Valley leading to Khumbu Icefall originated from EBC. The black hill seen at the far end is the Kalapatthar inviting you. You will be in Lobuche after half an hour of easy walk through the valley.
You can wander around the teahouse if you don’t feel lazy but we shouldn’t go far away as the temperature goes down sharply once the Sun goes down. Glaciers around looks amazing but there are a lot of crevasses covered with fresh snow that might cause accident.

Day 08 Trek to Gorakshep (5,153 m) , 3.5 hrs,  continue to Everest Base Camp (5,363 m), 2.5 hrs and return to Gorakshep

Today is the toughest and the most awaited day that we have dreamed so long, the day starts as normal days after breakfast at hotel. The trail goes along the valley towards the northern end enclosed by the mountain. As we go ahead the Mt. Pumori looks spectacular overlooking Kalapaththar. Next from Pumori on the end wall are Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse and the northern crest of Mt. Everest. The towering range seen on the right hand side is of Mt. Nupse. Everest is visible only after you arrive near Gorakshep. The glacial lakes scattered along the Icefall looks amazing. From here on, basically there is no vegetation seen as the ground are all rocky and often covered with ice although herds of Tibetan snow cocks are seen along the trail.
After some rest and lunch at Gorakshep, we will advance towards the Base camp. After crossing the Gorakskep Lake, the trail slightly ascends and there will be several ups and downs before we descend down to Base Camp on the foot of Khumbu Icefall. There you are, although the Everest is not visible from here, the route to top looks heavenly from here. The glacier, icefall and colorful tents used by climbers during climbing season looks stunning. After taking photographs and enjoying the view around, we will retrace back our trail to tea house at Gorakshep with big smile on our face and head held high.

Day 09 Hike Up to Kalaaththar (5545 m) 3 hrs and Trek down to Pheriche (4,371 m) 4 hours

We begin early morning at around 05:15 am (guide will check the seasonal sunrise time) with torch lights. We need to wear properly as the morning are much colder as we go up the morning becomes brighter and warmer. The trail goes steep up to the top of Kalapaththar for about 2 hours. There is a huge rock on the top of Kalapaththar where many tourist want to climb and take photographs but it’s very dangerous. From here, sunrise view over Mt. Everest is spectacular, here is the best view point for Mt. Everest, Pumori and Mt. Nupse.The 360 degree view of other mountains seen from here are Mt Lhotse, Mt. Amadublam, Mt. Thamsherku, Kongde Peak, Gokyo Peak and Lobuche Peak.
After spending some time, we retrace back to hotel for breakfast and trek down to Pheriche.The day feel much warmer as we go down with the feeling of accomplishment. Perfect place for lunch will be at Thukla. After lunch we will take the lower right hand route, upper one leads to Dinboche which we had taken last time while going up. After 10-20 minutes’ downhill walk, Pheriche is seen at the far eastern corner which actually takes much longer time than it seems to be. Night will be much warmer and sleep will be a lot better in Pheriche after nights of short sleeps and days of strenuous walk.

Day 10 Trek to Namche 7 hours Good Shower, Better Dinner

Although it’s long day walk, it becomes much easier for you while going down. Until now you are much accustomed to mountain trail and moreover the warm dining, delicious food and hot shower in Namche is inviting you, so your day walk will be warm, pleasant and easy. Once again we look back at Everest and the neighboring mountains while eating lunch at Tenboche. The trail descends down to the river bank after lunch and ascends until Sanasa after crossing the river and goes straight until Namche.Look back at the beautiful Amadablam and Everest range for the last time before arriving at Namche. There are a lot of things you can spend the evening in Namche bazaar before dinner at Tea House.

Day 11 Namche to Lukla Last Day Walk 07 hours

It’s going to be a long day walk but the feeling of last day makes it not so hard. We retrace the same route as we used while going up. The forest and river looks much familiar to you now and it is the better day to study people and the surroundings on the way down. Most of the porters here come from the lower area during trekking and climbing season as most of the Sherpa from higher altitude are busy on working for high paid climbing job. Sherpas had been the most important friend of trekkers and the mountaineers as they are born in High Mountain, their bodies are better acclimatized with the thin air and their skill to deal with mountain is much higher than anyone from lower area, but their behavior is the most humble and honest. Many Sherpas have lost their lives in the mountain but they always respect and pray the mountain as the God. Their custom, religion, festivals etc. are influenced by Tibetan Buddhism. Only seasonal potatoes and buckwheat can be grown in this area, so most of the food are imported from lower region. The trees grown in this area are mostly Pine, Fur and the Juniper. Juniper leaves are used as sacred Incense by Buddhists people. You can see the burning Juniper leavers with sweet fragrance along the route.
After the last lunch at Phakding, we will continue the last day walk until Lukla. If you see the afternoon is not so cloudy, it’s a good sign of timely flight tomorrow. As we have one buffer day in our Itinerary we are at much safer state. The last one hour will be little harder as the trail goes up until the busy small market of Lukla village.
Lukla feels colder than Namche as it’s closer to river and the sun sets quickly in this village overshadowed by the mountain wall behind.
Here is the last chance to enjoy dinner together with your guide and porters who have been parts of your almost 2 week’s journey. Here is the last evening you all can recall and review your trip and smile, chat and appreciate each other. You can drink and dance on the wooden floor at Lodge in Lukla surrounding the campfire at the center of dining hall until the midnight.

Day 12 Fly Back to Kathmandu, Free Afternoon for cleaning and shopping

Normally planes aren’t parked in Lukla airport, so the buzzing sound from the south in the morning while you are eating your last breakfast at Lodge in Lukla, is the first sign that we are flying out soon. Our guide will give you the update status of your flight time. If any flights on previous day are cancelled, your flight time may be pushed to next one.
Normally you will be in Kathmandu before the noon. Our company vehicle will pick you up there. After checking in to hotel, we will inform you about the next day sightseeing schedule. You can relax the whole afternoon and brag about your trip around Thamel showing your broken lips and chapped skin while doing your favorite things.

Day 13 Sightseeing In Kathmandu Valley

We pick you up from your hotel and bring you to the designed sightseeing sites such as Monkey Temple (Swambhunath), Bauddhanath (Buddihst Stupa), Pashupatinath (holy Hindu Temple) and Patan Durbar Square. Our tour guide will show you around the site and give you religious and historical information about the sites. Please follow this link for detail information of the sites at our Sightseeing Section.

Day 14 Return Home/Connect to next destination

We will drop you at the Tribhuwan International Airport and say final Namaste.

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