The RoutesFrom "National Geographic" (click to enlarge):
Location of a famous avalanche that killed climbers:
The Everest trek is through the Sherpa country of Solu Khumbu. The flight to the airstrip at Lukla (2.850 m) is not always possible. From Lukla to the Sherpa village of Namche Bazaar and on to Tengboche monastery (3.867 m) the trail leads to the foot of Everest (you can walk up to 5.546 m without special equipment). October is the best month to trek up the Everest. Flights to Lukla (Everest): $83 one way, leaves 7am, every day except monday and friday, return is also in the morning. From Lukla it's 6 hours to Namchee Bazaar and then a day to Tengboche monastery. In the summer the airport is often closed. Best season to trekk is the fall.
The classic Everest trek:
Day 01: Katmandu/Lukla fly one hour and trek 3 hours up to Phakding(2052m).Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Phakding/Namche(3446m).Full day 5/6 hours walk.Over night at hotel.
Day 03: Namche/Tengboche(3867m).Fyull day 6/7 hours walk.Overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Tengboche/Namche.Return back 5/6 hours.Over night at hotel.
Day 05: Namche/Phakding or Lukla.Return back 5/6 hours.Overnight at hotel.
Day 06: Lukla/Kathmandu.Fly back.