The grand tour of Everest is the most amazing trek in Nepal that shows you the true Everest region and Sherpa Culture.The main attractions of this trek are the trail pass trough pine and rhododendron forest along with superb dry stone villages of Khumbu region.This remarkable trek offer us the view of many Mani walls outside the villages,Stupas,and monasteries.The mythical peaks over 8000m that seems to be close to the heaven which welcomes us in the foot of the top of the world.Likewise the highest peak of the world Mt.Everest(8848m),Lhoste(8516m),Makalu(8463m) Cho oyu(8201m),without forgetting the Pumori(7145M),Nuptse(7879m),Pumori(7145m)Ama Dablam(6856m) are the major attraction of this trek.
Duration : 22 days
Maximum altitude : 5540 m Kala Pathar
Possible extensions: Chitwan National park -Kathmandu valley
Best Season : —March – April —— October – November —
Itinerary by days
Day 1: Welcome to Kathmandu airport by the agency and transfer to your hotel.
Day 2 :Explore some of the historical monuments in Kathmandu – Hotel.
Day 3: Fly to Lukla(2800m) in the morning and trek to Phagding(2600m).4h – Tea house.
Day 4: Gradual ascent along the Dhud kosi river and steep climb takes us to Namche Bazar (3500m)6h– Lodge.
Day 5: Exploration day in Namche,climb avobe the Namche bazar for wondreful view of Everest and many other summits. – Namche – Lodge.
Day 6: We follow the trail like in balcony until Kangjuma,then steeply climb to a pass Mong Dada,splendid view of wrold’s highest peaks,After Phortse Thanga(3500M) the trail climbs steeply up through a forest of rhododendrons and junipers then after the first pastures we reach Dole(4200m)6h30.- Lodge.
Day 7: On the way, we encounter many huts used in summer which the place made by the Highlanders.They take their herds of yaks to graze over there.We pass through the villages of mountain pastures. The beautiful view of Tawoche,Cholatse, Khumbila and Machermo Peak through out the day. – Machermo(4470M)4h – Lodge.
Day 8: We continue our trek with the view of Cho Oyo (8201m)after the village of Phangka we descent little bit beffore climbing the terminal moraine of the glacier Gangchomba.We reach a first and a second lake and finally we reach the Gokiyo lake to 4750 m.5h – Lodge.
Day 9: The day begins by climbing Gokiyo Ri above the lake where we discover the most beautiful panorama of the Everest region. From the top, the sight is unforgettable, the highest peaks on Earth are there: panoramic view of the entire mountain range of Khumbu, – Gokyo – Lodge
Day 10: Trek to Thangha,a short day,perfect to recover before attacking the famous pass of Cho-la. We cross the beautiful moraine of Gangchembo glacier, which offers a beautiful view of the south face of Cho Oyu – Thangha(4700m)4h – Lodge.
Day 11: Climb on a slow pace and a steep way before to reach the Cho la pass(5420m). Beautiful glacial atmosphere at the pass,at the foot of the peaks of Lobuche. After gently sloping descent (often snow area), the view is phenomenal. Descent until Dzongla(4900m)8h – Lodge.
Day 12: The day begins with a nice views.we descend to the Chola Khola where we can see the chortens and manis which were installed in memory of the dead during the climbing of Everest.We passe on the bank of khumbu glacier to arrive Labouche.(4910m)5h – Lodge.
Day 13 :Departure early in the morning to enjoy the views,we pass through Khangri Glacier to reach our next destination to Gorak Shep (5140m) then we continue to climb to highest point of this trek,Kala Pathar(5540m) to have a memorable view of Everest.Return to Gorak Shep – Gorak Shep 6h – Lodge.
Day 14: We continue to the base camp of Mount Everest (5365m),the legendary heart from which is the small tented village of the climbers during expedition season -Gorak She-7h30- Lodge
Day 15: Descent to Dingboche(4400m) 4h- Lodge
Day 16: Early in the morning we go to Chukung(4800m) to admire superb panorama of the mountains that surround us – on the foot of Lhoste, Island Peak, Ama Dablam,Amphulapchha glacier and Makalu, then back to Dingboche,5h – Lodge
Day 17: We gradually descend through mountain pastures with grazing yaks up to the most important monastery of Tengboche(3900m) region – unforgettable views of Ama Dablan-4h – Lodge
Day 18: we continue our walk in a forest of pine and rodhodendrons, join Namche Bazar and Monjo 5h30 – Lodge.
Day 19: Monjo – Lukla,5h -Lodge.
Day 20: Flight to Kathmandu and free afternoon – Hotel.
Day 21: Visit Swayambudhnath,Dubar Square, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath … – Hotel
Day 22: Free morning in Kathmandu and transfer to the airport.