Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu, transfer to Kathmandu Hyatt hotel on B/B basis. Briefing. Obtain permits, etc.
Day 2: Fly Kathmandu to Lukla (2,840m/9,317ft) Begin trek – overnight in Phakding.
Day 3: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,400m/11,155ft) Trek to the town of Namche Bazaar the main administrative and trading centre for the Khumbu region. 10km/6.2miles
Day 4: Acclimatisation in Namche Bazaar and Khumjung (3,790m/12,431ft) This is an acclimatisation day at Namche. Hike to Thamo, Thame and return to Namche Bazaar.
Day 5: Trek to Syanboche, Kunde, Khumjung Overnight at Japanese Hotel.
Day 6: Dole (4,040m/13,251ft) Follow the undulating path up to Dole.
Day 7: Machermo (4,480m/14,246ft) This is a short day due to the need to maintain a safe rate of ascent. Gokyo appears to be within easy reach but a night at Machermo is essential. 5km/3.1miles
Day 8: Gokyo Lakes (4,750m/15,580ft) We pass the first of the Gokyo Lakes and camp by the main lake. There are excellent views of Cho Oyu ahead, with Taweche and Cholatse dominating the opposite side of the valley. 7km/4.3miles
Day 9: Ascent of Gokyo Ri (5,483m/17,984ft) It is well worth the effort to make the 3-hour ascent to the summit of Gokyo Ri, a small hill which rises immediately to the north of the lake. 5km/3.1miles. Descent to Dragnag.
Day 10: Dragnag – Cross Chola Pass (5,420m/16,531ft) There is a steep and demanding climb across loose scree to the rock caves at Chyugima. We climb to the top of the Cho La (pass in Nepalse) (5,420m/17,773ft) before descending to the tiny settlement of Dzongla. 10km/6.2miles
Day 11: Trek to Gorak Shep (5,150m/17,000ft) Night in the top Himalayan village of Gorak Shep. If time allows, ascend Kalla Pattar.
Day 12: Gorak Shep – Trek to Everest base camp (5,300m/17384ft) The trail now leads on to the Khumbu Glacier and we eventually reach base camp near the foot of the Khumbu Icefall. 10km/6.2miles. Overnight in tents at Everest Base Camp.
Day 13: Trek to Pumori High Camp (5,600m). We overnight in tents at Pumori Base Camp.
Day 14: Trek to Peruchi (4200m/13900ft) We descent the route to Peruchi.
Day 15 – Trek to Monjo Following the main Everest trail down the beautifully scenic valley, we pass through Pangboche and descend further to the small village of Monjo (3900m). This will be a long day trekking.
Day 16: Trek to Lukla (2,840m/9,317ft)
Day 17: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu We catch an early morning flight back to Kathmandu where we will be met at the airport and taken to our hotel.