I had the pleasure of being a client of Asian Trekking this year on a Makalu expedition. The staff at AT is very professional and qualified. hey get high marks for the way they treat there clients and for the way they handle the details.
Day 1: From Kathmandu, you enjoy an exciting flight to Lukla (2840m). Trek to Phakding. (2610). Overnight in lodge.
Day 2: Trek to Namche Bazar (3440m). Sagarmatha National Park has its entrance here and you will have to show your permit. Namche Bazar is the largest village and the administrative center of the Khumbu region. Overnight in lodge.
Day 3: Trek to Khumjung (3780m), called the green valley. Visit the local Khumjung Gompa, the school, hike to Kunde and visit the hospital and the Gompa. Overnight in lodge.
Day 4: Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3860m). Reach the Dudh Kosi and the village of Phunki Tenga (3321m) with its water-driven mills and prayer wheels. This is one of the most memorable sights anywhere in Nepal. Tengboche monastery is the site of the annual Mani Rimdu festival, held at Oct/Nov full moon. Overnight in lodge.
Day 5: Trek to Dingboche (4410m). Descend a steep trail through a damp rhododendron forest to the village of Deboche (3736m), which has a nunnery.Beyond Orsho there is a fork in the trail, take right and cross the small wooden bridge crossing the river. Overnight in lodge.
Day 6: Dingboche. Rest day for acclimatization. Overnight in lodge.
Day 7: Trek to Lobuche (4910m). Leave Dingboche by the steep trail going straight to the shorten on top of the hill. From there a gentle slope goes to Tukla. Relax for 15 minutes near the tea houses and steep to the pass (4755m). Just after the pass are all the monuments from Sherpa and climbers who died on Mount Everest. Overnight in lodge.
Day 8: Visit Kala Patthar (5550m) and back to Lobuche. Hike to Gorak Shep. From Gorak Shep, it is about a 1 1/2 -hour steep climb to the top of Kala Pattar. Overnight in lodge.
Day 9: Lobuche East Base Camp (4950m). Overnight in tented camp.
Day 10: High Camp (5800m) - Overnight at tented camp
Day 11: Summit Lobuche East (6119m) and return to Base Camp. Overnight in tented camp.
Day 12: Reserve day for climbing. Overnight in tented camp.
Day 13: Trek to Pangboche (3930m). Overnight in lodge.
Established in 1982 by Ang Tshering Sherpa, Asian Trekking continues to maintain high standards of professionalism and quality services catering to needs of the discerning traveler: individuals, families, friends. Ang Tshering’s son, Dawa Steven Sherpa, as Managing Director of Asian Trekking and organizer of the successful Eco Everest Expeditions, oversees the daily operation of all Asian Trekking treks and expeditions in Nepal and Tibet.
Ang Tshering and Dawa Steven are invited around the world to share their experiences, views and opinions on a range of issues, including mountaineering, trekking, climate change and environmental protection. Following links allows you to download their presentations.