Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m)
A representative from Frolic Adventure will pick us up from the international airport Kathmandu upon our arrival and takes to our hotel with private transport. We meet a manager here and talk about our trip.
Day 02 : Full Day Kathmandu city tour
We have our breakfast at the hotel and be ready for the Kathmandu cultural city tour If you offer this service. The tour starts at 9 am. A professional knowledgeable tour guide takes us to 4 cultural sites with private transport and briefs about the sites, history, culture, and much more. We visit Kathmandu Durbar square; Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, and Bouddhanath on our tour then drive back to the hotel and prepare the trek.
Day 03 : Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2840 m) 30 minutes and trek to Phakding (2610 m) 3 hrs.
Early 30 minutes scenic flights to Lukla takes off from Kathmandu then have a short tea break at Lukla then we trek about 3 hrs to Phakding passing Chheplung, Thadokoshi, and Ghat villages. We see a white Dudhkoshi river towards the valley, Dudhkunda peak, Kongde, and Kusum Kangaroo Mountains. We cross several suspension bridges, forest and some Buddhist monuments along our trek. This is an easy and short hiking day to Phakding.
Day 04 : Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 6-7 hrs.
Today we trek a long day to Namche. After our breakfast at the lodge, the trek starts around 8 am. Leaving Phakding behind, we cross a suspension bridge than reach Zamfute. Crossing Toktok, Banker, Chhumuwa, we reach Monjo from where the national park starts and we check our permits here then have a lunch stop in Jorsalle. The main challenging part of the trek today is after lunch. We walk about a half an hour then starts climbing all the way to Namche Bazaar which takes 2- 3 hours.
Day 05 : Exploration day at Namche
Today is a rest day at Namche Bazaar. Actually, it is not a proper rest day so we hike to the Everest view hotel for an acclimatization walk and enjoy the view. We hike around 2 hrs to the Everest view hotel passing the highest airport (Syangboche) but there are not regular flight schedule. Once we reach to Everest view hotel, may have hot drinks with the view of the great Everest Himalaya. We see Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, and other mountains from here and hike back to Namche.
Day 06 : Trek from Namche to Dole (4,110m) 5-6 hrs.
The trail from Namche to Kyangjuma is nice, clear and easy for about 2 and a half hour than we ascend another hour and a half to Mong hill. The trail in this area is open and enjoys the view of the mountains than trek down all the way to Dudhkoshi River the place call Phortse Tenga. We trek inside the forest from here. There is a chance to see musk deer in this forest. There is ice climbing spot on the sides of the trail. Passing this rhododendron forest, we arrive in Dole.
Day 07 : Trek from Dole to Machchhermo (4,470m) 4hrs.
This is a short trekking day. We have our breakfast at lodge and trek to Machchhermo enjoying the Gokyo valley, and mountains. The trail ascends at the beginning for about 30 minutes and gradual climb then trek to Luza. After Luza, there is another short uphill and descends final steps to Machchhermo.
Day 08 : Trek from Machchhermo to Gokyo (4,790m) 4 hrs.
A beautiful walking day starts from Machchhermo in the morning with a short ascent and the trail is nice and easy about an hour and a half than ascends about a half an hour to the first lake. The first lake is small with Mergansers on the lake. Crossing the first lake, reach the 2nd lake which more than twice bigger than the first one. The 3rd lake is very close to where we stay for the night. The third lake is most beautiful among all 5 Gokyo lakes.
Day 09 : Hike to Gokyo Ri (5,357m), 5th lake (4,990m) and hike back to Gokyo .
We hike in the early morning to Gokyo Ri which takes us around 2 hours to get to the top from where we enjoy the view of the Everest Himalaya including Everest, Lhotse, Cho- Oyu, Makalu and other high mountains, The biggest glacier in the Everest region just behind Gokyo is giant. After capturing the great view from here, we hike down to Gokyo and have Breakfast. After breakfast, we hike to the 5th lake passing the 4th lake on the way. Total hike to the 5th lake and back to the lodge takes around 5-6hrs.
Day 10 : Trek from Gokyo to Marulung (4,210m) via Renjo La pass (5360m) 7 hrs.
It is a big, important, and adventure day. We trek to cross a high pass (Renjo La) start early morning. It takes us about 3 – 4 hrs to get to the top if there is no snow. We enjoy with scenic Mountain View of the Everest, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu, Makalu and many more big mountains from the top and descend the other side. Descending about an hour, we see a small lake and trek into the valley with open view. We stop in Lungden for our lunch and trek another hour to Marulung.
Day 11 : Trek from Marulung to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) 6 hrs.
After our breakfast at the lodge, we trek to Thame. We have a short break to visit the oldest monastery of the Khumbu region here and meet a reincarnated Lama. After visiting the monastery, we trek to Thamo village and stop for lunch. The trek keeps continuing another 2 hrs to Namche Bazaar where we would have been spent 2 days earlier on the way up.
Day 12 : Trek from Namche to Lukla (2,840m) 6-7 hrs.
This is the last day of our trek which is a familiar area for us. We trek down all the way to Jorsalle from Namche and gradual descend and flat to Phakding leaving behind some different towns. After having our lunch in Phakding, we trek another 3 hrs gradual ascend to Lukla. When we arrive in Lukla, we may celebrate our last night mountain stay visiting some bars or coffee shops.
Day 13 : Fly back to Kathmandu (1,350m) 30 minutes.
We take a morning flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla and back in the city after many days of mountain stay. Upon our arrival at the airport, private transportation will be ready to take us back to our hotel.
Day 14 : Free day in Kathmandu
We have a full free or souvenir shopping day today in Kathmandu or if we like to explore this day visiting Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar Squares.
Day 15 : Departure to the international airport our final flight.
Frolic Adventure provides us with private transportation for our final departure and wishes for a safe journey and says goodbye until our next Nepal visit for the next adventure.