Mt. Everest Baase Camp Trek and Gokyo Valley Trek
This is one of the most popular trekking regions in Nepal. The region has not only attraction include spectacular scenery but also where Mt. Everest, its attendant lesser peaks and rich culture heritage. The Everest trek starts in Nepali-speaking Hindu lowlands and ends in the Tibetan Buddhist highlands where Sherpa peoples are renowned.
The Everest Region is located in the northeast of Nepal. The most visited part of this region is Solukhumbu district, home of the legendary Sherpas and the highest peak of the world, the Mt. Everest at 8848 meters. To the north of solokhumbu is Everest National Park; while to the east is the Makalu Barun National Park. The major ethnic groups that live in the Everest region are Sherpas, Rais, Tamangs, Brahmins and Chhettris. Diverse range of wildlife and vegetation are seen in the region. Animals to be sighted are mountain goat, musk deer and barking deer in the forests. Birds included Implying Pheasant (Danfe), ravens, crows, coughs and snow pigeons. The best time to visit is spring and autumn.
Day 01: Arrives in Kathmandu. Pick up from airport and transfer to hotel. Short briefings about the programe and late evening dinner invite. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu / Sight seeing:
Around Kathmandu valley: The holy place of Pashupatinath temple, Shoyambhunath temple, Boudhanath Stupa & Kathmandu Darbar Square), arrange the necessary permit for Trekking and Climbing. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Phakding (2600m)
Early morning flies to Lukla (2800m). Trek to Phakding around 3 hrs easy walk. Overnight at Teahouse lodge.
Day 04: Fakding to Namche (3440m)
Early wake-up today because this is a big push. First part is pretty easy. Today is a higher altitude day so slow and steady will work best. You can see Mount Everest (Chomo-lungma) from the new style bridge crossing at Dudh Koshi .Keep walking up to Nauje (Namche Bazaar). We will have nice hot snacks in Nauje which has many Sherpa shops, lodges, and restaurants. Nauje (Sherpa name for Namche Bazaar) is a fun place for both Sherpas and trekkers to enjoy / camp.
Day 05: Namche Bazaar (3450m)
Acclimatization day which gives us time for a sightseeing tour or an excursion towards the village of Thame or Khumjung, which has fantastic views of Mt. Thamserku (6608 m), Ama-Dablam (6856 m), Mt.
Lhotse (8510m), Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Nuptse (7861m), Island Peak (6189m), Tobuche (6367m) and many mountains. Overnight at lodge.
Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3870m)
Walking about 5 hrs. Our journey starts to walk with sunshine great views of the Everest, Lhoste, Nuptse and Ama Dablam. Steep descent towards a bridge over the Dudh Kosi at (3250m), which is deepest valley after Namche and Before Base Camp and then climb up a zigzagging path through rhododendron bushes. Some superb mountain sceneries towards Tengpoche, famous for its legendary monastery, the largest in Khumbu. Overnight at lodge.
Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4389m)
Walking around 5 hrs. An easy descent through woods towards a suspension bridge over the Imja Khola river, then a steady climb up to Pheriche via Pangboche (3930m) that houses the most ancient monastery in the region and continue to Dingboche. Overnight at lodge.
Day 08: Acclimatization day
Explore to the Chhukung Village (4756m), great views of Lhotse, Island Peak, Kali himal. Overnight at lodge.
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4910m)
Walking about 5 hrs. The trail starts from the easy walk but is little bit difficult walk cause of high altitude. After 3 hrs walking distance, the trail starts to climb up to the Memorial Camp and continue to Lobuche. Visit to Italian Research Camp, views of many mountains including Nuptse, Pumori (7165m), Khumbu Ice Fall etc.
Overnight at lodge / camp.
Day 10: Lobuche – EBC- Ghorakshep (5190m)
Walking in the Khumbu valley alongside of Khumbu Glacier and after Ghorakshep walking along the glacier or some time on glacier too. Hard catching breathes and spends some time at EBC than back to Ghorakshep.
Overnight at teahouse lodge / camp.
Day 11: Gharak Shep – Kalaptthar (5550m) – Lobuche (4910m)
Wake up early morning and walk up to Kalapatter for Sun rise Views of Everest, Nupse, Lohtse, Pumori just above and Khumbutse and beautiful views of Khumbu Glaciar and back down to Lodge and walk down to Lobuche. Overnight at teahouse lodge.
Day 12: Lobuche - Zonglha (4830m)
Quite easy and short walk leads us to Zonglha, we do rest hole day to get ready to cross Chola-Pass next day. Overnight at teahouse lodge.
Day 13: Dzonglha – Chola Pass – Thangnak (4700m)
Walking about 7-8 hours. This is quite long walk, we start early morning with pack lunch along the up hill and turn east with boulders and steep climbing up to pass. Pass always with ice, some time deep snow and than walk down to Thangnak. Overnight at tea house lodge.
Day 14: Thangnak – Gokyo (4790m)
Just 2 hrs walking distance over the glacier take you to the Gokyo and explore around Gokyo Valley. Overnight at teahouse lodge.
Day 15: Gokyo
This is the day for explore round the areas. Wake up early morning to hike up Gokyo ri (5483m) for 360 views including Everest and Makalu.
Overnight at teahouse lodge.
Day 16: Gokyo – Machhermo (4410m) or Dole
Walking about 5 hours. Now we take easy way to walk down from Gokyo to Machermo and to Dole with stunning views of Mt. Khangtega, Mt. Thamserku and Gokyo Valley. Overnight at teahouse lodge.
Day 17: Dole – Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Walking about 5 hours. After breakfast we descend down to the Phortse Thengnak through the beautiful Gokyo Valley, now we have to climb about 1 hour to the Mong-La, where we can see spectacular views of Ama Dablam, Thamserku and other mountains and easy walk to Namche Bazaar..
Overnight at teahouse lodge
Day 18: Namche – Phakding (2600 m) now trek back to Phakding.
Overnight at teahouse lodge.
Day 19: Phakding – Lukla (2800 m), about 3 hours walk will finishied our great journey to the highest mountain. Overnight at teahouse lodge.
Day 20: Kathmandu:
Fly back to Kathmandu. Free day. Overnight at hotel.
Day 21: Fly back to Kathmandu.
Free day for shopping. Overnight at hotel.
- Trekking guide
- Trekking permit
- Nepal Visa fee
- International Air fare
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