HIMALAYA TREKKING TRIP REVIEW AND PHOTOS DAY BY DAY

Kathmandu, Nepal Kathmandu day tour (1350m) <<-- GO
Visit to the Swayambhunath (monkey temple) and Boudanath. Kathmandu is a very interesting city and certainly worth to add one full day before and after any trekking in Nepal.
Nepal trekking Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2840m) and trek to Phakdingma (2650m) <<-- GO
An early morning spectacular flight from Kathmandu to Lukla brings me to the gateway for most trekkings in the Everest region. A short trek to Phakdingma starts just after luggage collection at the small airstrip.
Nepal trekking Trek from Phakdingma (2650m) to Namche Bazaar (3450m) <<-- GO
Trekking from Phakdingma to Namche Bazaar, the Khumbu region's capital, still walking at average altitudes where you can still find trees and larger rivers.
Namche Bazaar Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar (3450m) and tour of Namche Bazaar <<-- GO
Rest day for acclimatization in Namche Bazaar. In order to let the body to acclimatize for higher altitudes, staying two consecutive nights in Namche Bazaar is a good idea.
Tengboche Trek from Namche Bazaar (3450m) to Tengboche (3867m) <<-- GO
Trekking from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche, arrived just in time for a spectacular sunset over the most famous peaks of the Himalayas.
Tengboche Excursion to Tengboche gompa and trek to Pangboche (3900m) <<-- GO
Visit to Tengboche Gomba, where monks live isolated from the rest of the world, in a remote place that can be reached only on foot. A trekking to Pangboche follows soon after.
Himalaya trekking Excursion to Pangboche gomba and trek to Dingboche (4343m) <<-- GO
Visit to Pangboche Gomba, one of the oldest monastery of the Hymalayas, before a short trek to Dingboche where I'll go above 4000 meters for the first time.
Dingboche Acclimatization excursion to Chhukhung and return to Dingboche (4343m) <<-- GO
Rest and acclimatization day in Dingboche, with a short hike to Chhkhung. This village was used only in summer for pastures, but now there are also lodges and the place is ideal for acclimatization excursions.
Himalaya trekking Trek from Dingboche (4343m) to Lobuche (4930m) <<-- GO
Trekking from Dingboche to Lobuche, getting close to Everest and to the most famous places, important for the exploration of the region and for the climbs over Everest.
Nuptse, Everest, Lhotse from Kala Pattar Trek to Kala Pattar (5550m) for classical Everest picture - overnight in Gorak Shep (5130m) <<-- GO
Trekking from Lobuche to Gorak Shep and climb on Kala Pattar (5550m), for a fantastic view on the Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse and onto Khumbu icefall. Overnight in Gorak Shep above 5000 meters.
Everest Base Camp Trek to Everest Base Camp (5340m) and return to Lobuche (4930m) <<-- GO
Trekking to Everest Base Camp for a brief day excursion, before going back to Lobuche via Gorak Shep, sleeping again below 5000 meters.
Nepal trekking Trek from Lobuche (4930m) to Dhzonglha (4830m) <<-- GO
Trekking from Lobuche to Dhzonglha through the spectacular landscapes of the Himalayas at middle altitudes. This trail is ideal if you would like to visit Gokyo too and the Cho La pass is open.
Cho La pass Trek from Dhzonglha (4830m) to Tarnak (4730m) crossing the Cho La pass (5420m) <<-- GO
Crossing the funny and spectacular Cho La pass, at 5420m. The Cho La pass not only offers fantastic scenery, but it lets to save one day of trekking moving between Lobuche and Gokyo.
Ngozumba moraine Trek from Tarnak (4730m) to Gokyo (4790m) crossing Ngozumba glacier moraine <<-- GO
Trekking from Tarnak to Gokyo, crossing the Ngozumba glacier moraine. A glacier's moraine is a place that looks like another planet and it seems created by a huge bulldozer.
Everest from Gokyo Ri Trek to Gokyo Ri (5350m) for more Everest panoramas and overnight in Gokyo (4790m) <<-- GO
Excursion on Gokyo Ri at 5350 meters for another wonderful view onto Everest, Cho Oyu and Ngobumba glacier. Is it best to see the Everest from Kala Pattar or from Gokyo Ri? I will try to answer this question.
Gokyo lake Excursion to Gokyo lakes and trek back to Gokyo village (4790m) <<-- GO
Excursion to the 4th lake, north of Gokyo. The Gokyo lakes do not have a name, but they are identified by a progressive number from south to north.
Nepal trekking Trek from Gokyo (4790m) to Machhermo (4450m) <<-- GO
Trekking from Gokyo to Machhermo. I now start to trek back to Lukla airport, but initially from a different way in order to see additional places and villages.
Phortse and Ama Dablam Trek from Machhermo (4450m) to Khumjung (3795m) <<-- GO
Trekking from Machhermo to Khumjung. This trail is the only link to the outside world for many small villages in the middle of nothing, like the picturesque Phortse.
Khumjung gomba Excursion to Khumjung gompa to see the yeti scalp and overnight in Khumjung (3795m) <<-- GO
Rest day in Khumjung, with a visit to the beautiful local Gomba where there is also a yeti's scalp. Khumjung is a very nice village to have a full day tour and to appreciate the interesting life of Sherpa people.
Nepal trekking Trek from Khumjung (3795m) to Monju (2835m) <<-- GO
Trekking from Khumjung to Monju, via Namche Bazaar and back to altitudes below 3000 meters. Going down is always easier, so I stop in Namche Bazaar only for lunch.
Everest trekking Trek from Monju (2835m) to Lukla (2850m) <<-- GO
Trekking from Monju to Lukla, back to the airstrip from where the next day I will fly to Kathmandu. At the lodge in Lukla, I find some comfort that I've completely forgot for the past 20 days.
Lukla airport Flight from Lukla (2850m) to Kathmandu (1350m) <<-- GO
The trekking is now really finished and a short early morning Twin Otter flight, operated by Yeti Airlines, brings me back to Kathmandu where I will have a well deserved shower.
Kathmandu Tour to Kathmandu valley (1350m) <<-- GO
Day tour to Kathmandu Valley, exploring Bhaktapur, Patan, Durbar Square and the induist Pashupatunath temple where there is a funeral ceremony.


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