This trip involves medium trekking days at a slow place, on uneven terrain, with some hills, carrying a backpack weighing around 6-8 kg. Therefore, you want to have a good level of fitness, with cardiovascular exercise and own-body weight type exercises (or similar) at least 3-4 times per week for the period of around 3-4 months before this trip. Training on uneven terrain is recommended.
View the printable version of the short itinerary and detailed trip notes here.
Day 1Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m)
Day 2In Kathmandu, Welcome team dinner
Day 3Fly to Phaphlu (1,800m), drive to Taksindu (2,700m)
Day 4Trek to Khari Khola (1,800m)
Day 5Trek to Cheybas (2,700m)
Day 6Trek to Surke (2,600m)
Day 7Trek to Phakding (2,600m)
Day 8Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m)
Day 9Morning stroll to Khunde/Khumjung (3,700m), return to Namche Bazaar, afternoon exploring Namche Bazaar or relax
Day 10Trek to Tengboche (3,800m)
Day 11Trek to Pangboche, trek to Ama Dablam Base Camp, return to Pangboche
Day 12Trek Pangboche to Phortse (3,800m)
Day 13Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,400m)
Day 14Trek to Lukla (2,800m)
Day 15Fly Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 16In Kathmandu
Day 17Depart Kathmandu
Note: Daily walking hours include a lunch break, and regular rest breaks.