This is an adaptation of the Everest Base Camp trek for those who have enough time to trek to Lukla overland, rather than flying.
The beginning of this trek retraces the route of the earliest Everest expeditions through beautiful Alpine scenery. Most people find the extra seven days truly delightful, as well as providing good insight into traditions and lifestyles of the Tamang, Kami, Brahmin, Kshetri and Sherpa people who live here.
The overnight stop at Junbesi, Solu Khumbu’s oldest Sherpa settlement, is a real highlight. An hour’s hike above Junbesi is Tupten Chholing monastery, with the villages of Mabung and Pangkarma making for pleasant stops along the way.
From Lukla we follow the itinerary described in the details of our 14-day Everest Base Camp trek.
Day 01 : Arrival Kathmandu – transported to hotel – tour briefing
Day 02 : A full-day Kathmandu sightseeing
Day 03 : Drive Kathmandu / Jiri
Day 04 : Jiri / Deorali
Day 05 : Deorali / Sete
Day 06 : Sete / Junbesi
Day 07 : Junbesi / Nunthala
Day 08 : Nunthala / Khari Khola
Day 09 : Khari Khola / Lukla
Day 10 : Lukla / Phakding (2640 m)
Day 11 : Phading / Namche Bazaar (3446 m)
Day 12 : Namche / Thyengboche (3867 m)
Day 13 : Tengboche / Dingboche (4343 m)
Day 14 : Dingboche / Lobuche (4930 m)
Day 15 : Lobuche / Gorak Shep (5140 m)
Day 16 : Excursion to Kalapatter (5545 m) back to Gorekshep
Day 17 : Gorekshep / EBC (5364 m) / Lobuche (4930 m)
Day 18 : Lobuche / Pheriche (4240 m)
Day 19 : Pheriche / Tyengboche (3867 m)
Day 20 : Tyengboche / Kumjung (3789 m)
Day 21 : Khumjung / Phakding
Day 22 : Phakding / Lukla
Day 23 : Flight Lukla to Kathmandu flight
Day 24 : Free time in Kathmandu
Day 25 : Transported airport -flight to onward destination