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
Day 2In Kathmandu
Day 3Fly Kathmandu to Lukla (2,840m), trek to Monjo (2,840m) ~5 hrs
Day 4Trek Monjo (2,840m) to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) ~5 hrs
Day 5Acclimatisation day in Namche ~ 5 hrs
Day 6Trek Namche (3,440m) to Phortse (3,810m) ~ 5 hrs
Day 7Trek Phortse (3,810m) to Pangboche (3,930m) ~2.5 hrs
Day 8Trek Pangboche (3,930m) to Dingboche (4,410m) ~4 hrs
Day 9Acclimatisation in Dingboche ~5 hrs
Day 10Trek Dingboche (4410m) to Lobuche (4910m) ~5 hr
Day 11Trek Lobuche (4,910m) to Gorak Shep (5,140m) and Kala Patar (5,550m) ~7 hrs
Day 12Trek Gorak Shep (5,140m) to Everest BC (5,300m) ~4 hrs
Day 13Trek EBC (5,300m) to Pheriche (4,270m) ~7 hrs
Day 14Trek Pheriche (4,270m) to Tengboche (3,860m) ~4 hrs
Day 15Trek Tengboche (3,860m) to Monjo (2,840m) ~ 5 hrs
Day 16Trek Monjo (2,840m) to Lukla (2,840m) ~ 3 hrs
Day 17Fly Lukla to Kathmandu, stay in Kathmandu
Day 18In Kathmandu
Day 19Depart Kathmandu
Note: Daily walking hours include a lunch break, and regular rest breaks.