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Everest Base Camp Gokyo Trek

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16 Days
Availability : All Season
Kathmandu (1320m)
Kala Pathar (5545m)
Min Age : 12+
Max People : 20
(Last Updated On: February 4, 2018)

Everest Base Camp Gokyo Trek is recognized for the series of magnificent lakes in the Gokyo valley and the famous Cho La Pass, pull us through the landmarks of the Khumbu region; majestic mountains, Sherpas traditions, colorful monasteries, the Namche Bazar, the Sagarmatha National Park, and, of course, to the base of the gigantic Everest.

Itinerary

Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu (1,320m). Pre-trip meeting and Overnight at a hotel

Welcome to Tribhuvan Int’l Airport, Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal! One of the representatives from Mount Mania will be waiting to welcome you with fresh Nepali garlands and then transfer to your hotel by private vehicle. You will meet with trek guide and then brief about your trek.

Day 2Fly to Lukla (2,840m) – 30 mins. Trek to Phakding (2,610m) – 3 hrs. Overnight at Teahouse

After a morning flight to Lukla, you’ll be introduced to your guide and porter. After having a short break in Lukla. You will start your trek with an easy walk through Chaurikharka village and descent towards Thadokoshi to Ghat (2,530m). The trail follows the bank of the Dudhkoshi River until Phakding (2,652m), where you will be staying for the night at a teahouse. You can enjoy the view and vibe of Teahouse accommodation.

Day 3Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m), 5 – 6 hrs. Overnight at Teahouse

After breakfast in Phakding before gearing up for the trek to Namche Bazaar, the biggest sherpa village in Nepal. Our trail takes us first over the Dudhkoshi River via a long suspension bridge, and then through a beautiful pine forest to Monjo, about two hours away. Soon thereafter, we will approach the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park for a brief permit check and then descend to Dudh Kosi River (spotting Maney stones along the way!) en route to Jorsale. We will stop for Lunch, and then it’s uphill to Namche. Our trekking path along the riverbank crossing one of the highest bridge in Khumbu Region- which is the Hillary Suspension Bridge. From Top Danda, you will see the first glimpse of Mount Everest. After one hour trek, we will overnight at Namche Bazaar – One and only gateway to Everest.

Day 4Day hike around Namche Bazaar. Overnight at Teahouse

Next day is all about acclimatization. We will hike to Everest View Hotel (3880m) where you can view Mt. Everest, Mt. Lotse, Mt. Nutse, Mt. Amadablam and other mountains. This hike will help speed acclimatization for trekking to Everest Base Camp. Also, you can check out the Sherpa museum for an overview of the Sherpa culture and history of mountaineering. On Saturdays, the Hatt Bazaar is open for trading and an intimate look at the locals’ marketplace. It is part of the larger Namche Bazaar, a shopping hub filled with all manner of trekking and mountaineering clothing and gears. Namche Bazaar, is the last stop for exchanging foreign currency and withdrawing money from ATM.

Day 5Trek to Dole (4,230m) – 5 hrs. Overnight at Teahouse

After having a breakfast, we will start our trek to Dole. The trail climbs up from the town and then outline around the hillside, offering great views including Everest and Khumjung. Then the trail ascends along the lower slopes of Khumbila, branching northwest of the Everest trail and continuing up the Dudh Koshi Valley. It climbs steeply to the tiny village of Mong La (built around an ancient stupa), then drops to Phortse Thenga before climbing through a pine and rhododendron forest and on up to Dole – from where there are marvelous views of snow-capped peaks. Look out for spotted deer, Himalayan Tahrs and birds – including the colourful (male) Danphe pheasant (Nepal’s national bird). Overnight at Teahouse.

Day 6Trek to Machherma (4,470m) – 5 hrs. Overnight at Teahouse

After having breakfast, we will walk along this high trail. It climbs, through thorny alpine scrub, to scenic ridges above the river. Breathtaking views of Cho-Oyo, Thamserku and Kangtega are countered by charming views into the valley below where we pass summer-grazing hamlets such as Luza that lead up to Machhermo. The Machhermo Khola flows through the village of Kyajo Ri and Pharilapche before draining into the Dudh Koshi. Overnight at a Teahouse.

Day 7Trek to Gokyo (4,700m) – 5-6 hrs. Overnight at Teahouse

After breakfast, the trail rises gently from the village to a ridge that offers the first views of the north face of Cho-Oyo (8,201m) and extends the views of Kangtega and Thamserku. Ahead in the valley is the Ngozumpa Glacier: the trail drops back towards the river. At the hamlet of Pangka it meets an alternative route from the south before climbing onto the side of the moraine. A metal bridge crosses the edge of the frozen Longponga Tsho (4,690m): the first of the Dudh Koshi’s six sacred lakes. Before Taboche Tsho, a path leads up onto the glacier – and the Cho La. A strenuous half hour’s walk beyond the lake is the summer village of Gokyo set on the side of the moraine and overlooking the blue-green Dudh Pokhari which nestles in a semi-circle of high peaks at the foot of Gokyo Ri. Cho-Oyo and the ice ridge to Ghyachung Kang, from which the Ngozumpa glacier flows, are clearly visible behind ridges. Overnight at Teahouse.

Day 8Trek to Gokyo Ri (5,364m) and back to Thangna – 5 hrs. Overnight at Teahouse

After breakfast in early morning, we will climb up to the viewpoint of Gokyo Ri (5,360m) for Sunrise, which begins on the northern side of the lake, opposite the village. Panorama invites an early start and involves a two-hour climb to its summit. It overlooks the broad, rubble-covered Ngozumpa Glacier, Nepal’s longest, gouged out beneath a wall of towering peaks on its south-eastern flank. From the summit, you can enjoy the unforgettable vista of the Himalayan chain that includes Cho-Oyu and Ghyachung Kang, the north face of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Cholatse, Taboche, Thamserku, Kangtega, Kusum Kangru (all over 6,300m) and many more, some unnamed. We will trek back to Thangna.Overnight at Teahouse

Day 9Cross Cho La pass (5,363m) then trek to Dzongla (4,800m) – 7 hrs. Overnight at Teahouse

After breakfast, today we will cross Cho La Pass. It is one of the toughest days of our trek. Cho La is one of the high passes of this region and it can be slippery due to ice along the route. It is steep climbing until we reach the top of Cho La Pass. The top of the pass is decorated with prayer flags. We will also have an excellent view of peaks situated next to us; Mt. Cholatse and Mt. Tabuche. On the top of the pass the trail is really narrow that will make us difficult to walk. Once we continue further from here we will have amazing views of the valley and villages on the horizon. The trail after the pass is mostly downhill. In the afternoon it can be slippery due to melted ice/snow because of the sun. Even once we reach Dzongla the views of Cholatse and Tabuche are large. Overnight at Teahouse.

Day 10Trek to Lobuche (4910m) - 3-4 hrs. Overnight at Teahouse.

After having a breakfast, we will have a short walk today. The trail is mostly flat and gives us beautiful views of peaks surrounded by us. We will be leaving some peaks behinds us where news peaks will be welcoming us as well. The trail is mostly in the open space and can be windy sometimes. Once we continue some hours we will meet the trail and trekkers coming from Tengboche, Dingboche and Pheriche side. Once we curve and continue the trail from here we will reach Lobuche for our overnight. The route will give us memorable views of Nuptse, Amadablam, Pumori, Lobuche etc. Lobuche got some fancy facilities like Telephone, Internet etc. Overnight at Teahouse.

Day 11Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,365 m) then back to Gorak Shep, 6-7 hrs. Overnight at Teahouse

After breakfast, we will head to our final destination for Everest Base Camp. On the way to our destination, we’ll approach the famed Khumbu Glacier and icefall, located on the slopes of Everest. At the Base Camp, our objective, you’ll have an opportunity (during the spring climbing season) to meet climbers attempting to scale the mountain’s summit. Don’t forget to take out your cameras to capture mesmerizing views of majestic mountains. After enjoying the sunset, we’ll head back to Gorekshep for rest. We will overnight at Gorak Shep.

Day 12Early in the morning hike to Kala Patthar (5,545m) and back to the Periche (4,200m) – 6 hrs. Overnight at Teahouse

Today, we will wake up before sunrise to trek towards Kalapathar (which means “black rock”). The day’s first light will illuminate your spectacular view of Nuptse Nup, Changtse, and Lhotse. Kalapathar is one of the best viewpoints of Everest and its region. It is also the highest point that you can be during this trip. You can capture amazing pictures of mainly Khumbu Glacier and Mt. Everest. After clicking some amazing pictures, time to get back to Gorekshep for breakfast and down in the direction of Pheriche, our stop for accommodation.

Day 13Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m), 5-6 hrs. Overnight at Teahouse

After breakfast in Pheriche, we will head to Tengboche which is mainly downhill. After lunch, then we will ascend to Kyangjuma. Trek from Kyangjuma to Namche is quite easy. Don’t miss to enter a cafe in Namche which serve the best coffee with fresh bakery items.

Day 14Trek to Lukla (2,840m), 6-7 hrs. Overnight at Teahouse

After breakfast, we will trek towards the Hillary Suspension Bridge and then pass through several local villages. In the evening, we will celebrate the victory of completing the trek. Last night to experience a teahouse in Mountains with your entire trek team.

Day 15Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla Airport. Overnight at Kathmandu Hotel

After early breakfast in Lukla, we will take a 30-minute flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla. This ends the trekking part of the journey. One last you can revel in the different sights of the landscapes while on the flight. After landing in the Kathmandu airport, you will be directly transferred to the Hotel where you will stay overnight. One of the Mount Mania representatives will invite you to attend a farewell dinner with a cultural show. Enjoy the fullest.

Day 16Departure

Mount Mania representative will help you to transport to Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu by private vehicle before 3 hours to your scheduled flight.

Price Includes

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic Flight (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu)
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (Sagarmatha National Park Entry Fee, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

Price Excludes

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Tribhuvan Int”l Airport (TIA)
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the trek (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (Wifi, phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)
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