Day 1, KATHMANDU: Arrive and transfer to hotel. Free day.
Day 2, KATHMANDU: Morning walking tour of the market area of Asan, Durbar Square and Swayambunath Temple.
Day 3, PHAKDING (2,600m): Fly to Lukla. Here we organise our loads with porters and Sherpas then set off to Phakding, in the mountains.
Day 4, NAMCHE BAZAR (3,440m): We follow the Dudh Kosi river, passing villages interspersed with magnificent forests of rhododendron, magnolia trees and giant firs to Namche Bazar, the main settlement of the Sherpa area.
Day 5, THAME (3,800m) - NAMCHE BAZAR: A day to acclimatise. We hike to Songbuche for superb views of the snow peaks of Teng Kangpoche (6,500m) and Kwangde (6,187m).
Day 6, TYANGBOCHE (TENGBOCHE) (3,800m): From Namche we trek to Khumjung at the foot of sacred Khumbila peak (5,761m). Khumjung Gompa possesses what is said to be the skull of a yeti! Continue to Phunki and Tyangboche for one of the most magnificent views in the world; an awe inspiring panorama of Himalayan giants: Kwangde, Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Kategna and Thamserku.
Day 7, DINGBOCHE (4,300m): Cross the Imja Khola and continue through terraced fields and rolling pastures where yaks graze to Pangboche (3,860m).
Day 8, DINGBOCHE (4,300m): Rest day.
Day 9, LOBUCHE (4,900m): The trail climbs through a grass carpeted valley to Khumbu Glacier and reaches Dughla.
Day 10, KALA PATTAR (5,600m): Climb the Kala Pattar hill, the best vantage point for viewing Mt Everest. Then descend to Gorakshep.
Day 11, EVEREST BASE CAMP (5,300m): From the dry sandy area of Gorakshep, it is a day trek to the Everest Base Camp. Later return to Lobuche via Gorakshep.
Day 12, TYANGBOCHE (3800m): We walk back via Pheriche and Pangboche to Tyangboche.
Day 13, MONJO (2500m): We continue our descent via Namche Bazar to Monjo.
Day 14, LUKLA (2,800m): Return to Lukla where we spend the night.
Day 15, KATHMANDU: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel.
Day 16, KATHMANDU: Free day.
Day 17, KATHMANDU: Tour ends.