- Day 1 : Arrival at Kathmandu Airport
Our representative will greet you at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer you to a hotel we reserved for you. When you have had time to settle in and freshen up after your long fight, you will be invited for a visit to our office. In the evening we will offer you a welcome dinner at our own restaurant. Overnight at hotel.
- Day 2 : A full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu (Including Pashupatinath, Temple, Boudhanath Stupa & Swoyambhunath Stupa)
The very next morning, after breakfast you will be taken for a full day sightseeing tour of the Kathmandu valley. You will visit the center of pilgrimage Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath, Boudhanath. This day we will also finalize all documents for issuing a trekking permit and settle your balance due. You will meet your guide who will provide all the information and details about your trek. On your way back to the hotel, you can explore the local areas, gullies and lifestyle. After your dinner, you can perhaps take leisurely stroll through the famous streets like Thamel and Durbarmarg. Overnight at Hotel.
- Day 3 : Flight to Lukla and trekking to Phakding (2652m)
In the early morning we will take a scenic flight of about 40 minutes from Kathmandu to Lukla. If the weather is clear we will get fantastic views of the mountains, including Everest as we enter the deep gorge of the Dudh Kosi valley. After breakfast in Lukla we will begin our trek. There will be a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River, during which you can see the typical Nepal terrace culture, slate roofed houses and views on Kusum Kangaru (5 579 m). We will then take an easy walk for about two hours to Phakding village for the overnight stop at a Local lodge.
- Day 4 : Phakding trekking to Namche Bazzar (3440m)5-6hr
From Phakding the trail follows the Dudh Koshi valley North, meandering through the pines. The river is crossed twice on small suspension bridges before reaching the village of Monjo, the entrance gate of the Sagarmatha National Park. Here a slight climb to Jhorsalle awaits. The trail passes waterfalls and other culturally and naturally occurring items of interest. Villages are interspersed with magnificent forests of Rhododendron, Magnolia and fir. Along the way to you will be rewarded with your first glimpse of Kusum Kangru (6369m) Thamserku (6608m), Everest (8848m) and Nuptse (7879 m). The final steep climb to the beautiful village of Namche Bazaar (3440m) will afford you further spectacular views. Overnight at guesthouse.
- Day 5 : Acclimatization day in Namche
You will have a choice to either walk to the Sherwi Khangba Sherpa Culture Museum or day hike to the Hotel Everest View in Khumjung village (3 700 m) and Khundi Hospital in Khundi Village, the first hospital builds in Khumbu Region by Sir Edmund Hillary and Himalayan Trust in 1966. Afterwards you will have ample of opportunity to explore Namchee and enjoy its atmosphere. Overnight at guesthouse.
- Day 6 : Namche Bazzar trek to Tengboche (3867m) 5-6hr
We will continue our trek with pleasant walk through a forest with magnificent views of the surrounding mountains. The climb becomes more sustained later and will take us through a forest of tall, mature rhododendrons. The start of the Tengboche (3870m), the village is scattered across a wide, grassy saddle below a crescent-shaped ridge covered by scrub pines and firs. From the viewpoint at the top of the hill, there are awe-inspiring views of distinctive peaks like Amadablam (6856m), standing proud of the massif containing Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7861m), Lhotse (8501m) and inspiring views of Himalayan giants. In the evening we will visit the Buddhist Monastery at Tengboche, the largest in Khumbu region. Overnight at guesthouse.
- Day 7 : Tengboche trek to Dingboche (4360m) 5-6hr
In the morning views of mountain and monasteries are spectacular in Tengboche. After taking a moment to soak them up we will start our journey heading North and soon we will cross the Dudh Kosi River on a small suspension bridge which spans a deep chasm in the river valley. During the hike to Dingboche the trail makes a gradual descent through scrub junipers and around Mani stones as it follows the hillside. Pangboche Gompa is the oldest in Khumbu; a visit will be well worth it. Overnight at guesthouse.
- Day 8 : Dingboche trek to Lobuche (4940m) 5hr
Today we will view the beautiful Himalayan ranges which amongst others include Makalu and Everest.. The trail continues along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and passes by stone memorials for climbers who have perished on nearby summits. After yet another steep ascend the trail climbs over the terminal moraine of the glacier. Tawoche and Nuptse are particularly spectacular from Lobuche towering. Overnight at guesthouse.
- Day 9 : Trek to Everest Base Camp (5365 meters) then back to Gorak Shep (5180 meters) 7-8hr
The most challenging day of our trek will greet us today. We will have to cover ample of distance and gain decent amount of elevation while already being in high altitude. High winds and low temperatures are frequently encountered throughout this region. We will leave Lobuche early in the morning and walk Khumbu Glacier up to Everest Base Camp at 5365 meters. This is the closest you can get to Mt. Everest without having mountaineering equipment and skills how to use it. We will explore the base camp and its surrounding glacier, then return back to Gorakshep, the very last settlement en route, where we will enjoy some rest after the taxing day. Overnight at guesthouse.
- Day 10 : Trekking to Kala Patthar (5545m) and back to Pheriche (4940m) 5-6hrs
Early in the morning we will climb Kala Patthar, a non technical peak near Gorak Shep, which provides the most wonderful sight of sunrise over Mt. Everest and other Himalayan peaks such as Nuptse, Ama Dablam and Pumori. It is a sight you would not want to miss. The ascent takes on average 2 hours, be prepared for a very early morning. After viewing around Kala Patthar we will retrace our steps to Gorak Shep and then continue descending towards Pheriche. Overnight at guesthouse.
- Day 11 : Trekking Pheriche to Tengboche (4940m) 5-6hrs
Today will bring us back on a familiar turf as we will proceed back to Tengboche. The trail descend down the alpine desert into the greenery of pine forests before bringing on the challenge of the steep uphill climb into Tengboche. Overnight at guesthouse.
- Day 12 : Tengboche to Namche Bazzar
Not always we take the time to look back while we have our mind set on a destination that lies ahead. Retracing our steps to Namche Bazaar will give us opportunity to view this amazing part of the route from a different angle, and find those views that might have gotten missed. Overnight at hotel.
- Day 13 : Namche Bazzar to Lukla
Hiking downhill can be just as challenging as going up. Today we will feel a proof of that as we descent on a steep uneven path from Namche. Brace your knees for the descent during which we will once again experience the thrill of crossing suspension bridges and dodging trains of yaks during their supply runs. Overnight at hotel.
- Day 14 : Lukla to Kathmandu (40 min flight)
We will have an early day as the conditions for flights in and out of Lukla are most favorable in the early morning hours. Early arrival will allow for additional sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley (we can arrange a private guide if you desire to have one), or for the last minute gift shopping. Thamel is a great place for that. In the evening we would like to invite you for a farewell dinner in our restaurant. Overnight at Hotel.
- Day 15 : Full day sightseeing around three Durbar Squares (Kathmandu, Lalitpur & Bhaktapur)
We start our tour of two more UNESCO World Heritage Site cities adjacent to Kathmandu: Patan & Bhaktapur. Patan is also known as The City of Fine Arts. Patan Durbar Square is one of the places in the Kathmandu Valley where the medieval arts and architecture still remain in its original state. The Durbar Square is full of ancient places, temples and shrines, noted for their exquisite carvings, mostly the Hindu and Buddhist monuments. Similarly, the medieval town of Bhaktapur, or the Town of the Devotees, preserves medieval arts, architecture, culture, and lifestyle to this date. One is sure to feel like travelling back into the past while walking along the Bhaktapur thoroughfares, squares and streets. This trip include visit of Kathmandu Durbar Square too. Overnight at Kathmandu.
- Day 16 : Drive to Pokhara
We drive to Pokhara today about 200 kilometers which takes for about 6-7 hours from Kathmandu. The drive is very much on the same road we came by till we reach Mugling. From Mugling, we drive further west into the mountains, following the rivers for much of the day. Pokhara, also nicknamed as the Lake City, is not only Nepal's but one of the most beautiful places on earth. The town offers magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhare, five peaks of Annapurna and others. Pokhara is also the gateway for trekking in the Annapurna Region. After arriving Pokhara, we make a sightseeing trip to some of Pokhara's marketplaces, old bazaars, and landmarks. In the evening, explore the surrounding lakeside areas. Overnight at Pokhara.
- Day 17 : Exploration Day in Pokhara
We spend a full day to explore Pokhara. Early morning we drive to the Sarangkot Hill to have the sunrise views over the Himalayas. After breakfast, we make a full day sightseeing of Pokhara. Enjoy walking along the bank of Phewa Lake, admiring the stunning reflection of the Fish Tail Peak in the blue Phewa Lake waters. We also take a boat around the Phewa Lake which is the second biggest lake of Nepal. We take the boat across the lake and take an hour's walk to the World Peace Pagoda. We also make a short visit to the Gupteshwar Gufa Cave (also called Shiva Gufa). Some of the other places that we visit today include the Seti River Gorge, Devi's Fall and the mountain museum etc. Overnight at Pokhara.
- Day 18 : Drive to Lumbini
After enjoying Pokhara City, we drive to Lumbini another World Heritage Site. Lumbini is not only the most important Buddhist pilgrimage site the place where Buddha was born but it's also an important architectural and historical site of the world civilization. Reaching Lumbini, we explore some of the major landmarks and monuments in Lumbini such as: Mayadevi Temple the exact site where Buddha was born, Ashoka's Pillar, erected by Emperor Ashoka (249 BC), and various other temples & monasteries founded by the devotees from different countries: Tibetan, Chinese, Japanese and Burmese, Korean, etc. Overnight at Lumbini.
- Day 19 : Half Day Sightseeing in Lumbini and Drive to Chitwan National Park
Today we take an early morning breakfast and explore the half day in Lumbini and drive to Chitwan, 150 kilometers from Kathmandu and a 5 hour's drive into the mountains. All the way we descend down along the winding road on the banks of the Trishuli River. After checking in to the HOTEL AND getting refreshed you will be briefed about full nature programs by our nature guide. Then we head on for activities. There will be a guided village walk and a walk on the banks of the Rapti River to watch the charming sunset views in the sub-tropical jungle. In the evening, dinner with cultural program by ethnic tribal people with their stick dance and tribal drums. Overnight at Chitwan.
- Day 20 : Jungle activities in Chitwan National Park
The Chitwan National Park has been declared by the UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Today you will discover why the National Park holds an important place in preserving the wild lives that are rapidly getting extinct from this planet. You're almost sure to spot water buffalo, egrets, woodpecker, and deer in their natural habitat. The Park is also home to rhinoceros, tigers, leopards, sloth bears, wild bison, gangetic dolphin, 500 birds, butterflies, as well as the near extinct Gharials crocodiles. You can do a number of activities here - an elephant safari, a nature walk, bird watching, a jungle drive or a canoe trip. You may even take a bath with an elephant and learn how to wash your elephant! Don't forget take a video of your elephant-bath which will be one of the fondest memories of the lifetime. Overnight at Chitwan.
- Day 21 : Half day Jungle activities in Chitwan National Park and Drive to Kathmandu
After breakfast, we start our 200 kilometers drive back to Kathmandu. Better to hold on the left pane of the vehicle to enjoy the scenery through the route. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel. There is nothing to do but trade emails with travel companions and organize the photos. You can spend the evening leisurely, perhaps catch up on some last minute shopping and celebrate dinner together with Seto Himal Excursion staffs. Overnight at Kathmandu.
- Day 22 : Free day/ Shopping Day
This day one can spend freely without any pre schedule. You have enough time to explore the local market, shopping Malls and you can buy souvenirs for friends and family. At evening our representative will pick up you from hotel for fare well dinner in authentic Nepali restaurant, where we share our knowledge, experiences about the trips. Overnight at Hotel.
- Day 23 : Final Departure
You are saying good bye to the mountains as your tour in Nepal comes to an end today! We hope you enjoyed the tour with us, and we are sure you will be back for a trip to Himalaya again. Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight a representative from Seto Himal Excursion will transfer you to the airport. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.