Brief Itinerary…the bare facts

Day number refers to ‘day on the trail’ and does not include the 2 start days in Kathmandu


KTM 1   Arrival day, meet and great, evening drinks

KTM 2  Tour, final preparations, welcome supper



Day 1  Lukla to Monjo

Start Elevation 2840m/9,317ft

Finish Elevation 2835m/9,301ft

Elevation Gain-5m/-16ft

Duration5-7 hours


Day 2  Monjo to Namche Bazaar

Start Elevation 2835m/9,301ft

Finish Elevation 3440m/11,286ft

Elevation Gain605m/1,985ft

Duration 3-4 hours


Day 3  Acclimatisation trek, Namche Bazaar to Khumjung return

Start Elevation 3440m/11,286ft

Finish Elevation3440m/11,286ft

Max altitude     3780m/12,401ft

Elevation Gain340m/1,115ft

Duration 4-5 hours (return)


Day 4 Namche Bazaar to Pangboche

Start Elevation 3440m/11,286ft

Finish Elevation 3930m/12,894ft

Elevation Gain490m/1,608ft

Duration 7-8 hours 


Day 5 Rest Day Pangboche – with optional walk to Ama Dablam Base Camp

Start Elevation3930m/12,894ft

Finish Elevation3930m/12,894ft

Max altitude     4570m/14,993ft

Duration3-4 hours


Day 6 Pangboche to Pheriche

Start Elevation 3930m/12,894ft

Finish Elevation 4240m/13,911ft

Elevation Gain310m/1,017ft

Duration 3 hours


Day 7 Pheriche to Lobuche

Start Elevation 4240m/13,911ft

Finish Elevation 4910m/16,109ft

Elevation Gain670m/2,198ft

Duration 5-7 hours


Day 8 Lobuche to Gorak Shep (GS) GS to Kala Patthar

Start Elevation 4910m/16,109ft 5140m/16,863ft

Finish Elevation 5140m/16,863ft5550m/18,208ft

Elevation Gain230m/754ft410m/1,345ft

Duration 3 hours 3-4 hours (return)


Day 9 Gorak Shep to Everest Base Camp return Gorak Shep to Lobuche

Start Elevation 5140m/16,863ft 5140m/16,863ft

Finish Elevation 5364m/17,598ft4910m/16,109ft

Elevation Gain224m/735ft-230m/-754ft

Duration 5-6 hours 1-2 hours


Day 10 Lobuche to Pangboche

Start Elevation 5140m/16,863ft

Finish Elevation 3930m/12,894ft

Elevation Gain-1210m/-3,969ft

Duration 3-5 hours


Day 11 Pangboche to Namche Bazaar

Start Elevation 3930m/12,894ft

Finish Elevation 3440m/11,286ft

Elevation Gain-490m/-1,608ft

Duration 4-6 hours


Day 12 Namche Bazaar to Lukla

Start Elevation 3440m/11,286ft

Finish Elevation 2840m/9,317ft

Elevation Gain-600m/-1,969ftft

Duration 5-7 hours


Distance – 124km/77mile round-trip


Day 13 Lukla to Kathmandu

Early morning flight



KTM 4   Optional extra day and night in Kathmandu – at leisure


KTM 5   Check-out & depart for home country


IMPORTANT NOTE: Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, but as this is adventure travel in a remote, mountainous region, we cannot guarantee it. The weather conditions, health of team members and staff, may all have an impact on our schedule. We will in all cases endeavor to run our trips to schedule, but please be prepared to be flexible if necessary.