Everest Base Camp Gokyo Valley Trek
Everest Base Camp Gokyo Valley trek is the famous trekking route in the Khumbu region that leads up to the lap of World highest Mt. Everest. This trek also offers you to visit the Gokyo Valley and the frozen Gokyo Lake.
Everest Base Camp Gokyo Valley trek starts flying from Kathmandu to Lukla airport (40min flight) with the graceful Shangri-la view of the Himalayas. As the plane lands on the homeland of the legendary Sherpa, this classic EBC trek begins on foot.
Entering Sagarmatha National Park, the classical trail will head to the Namche Bazzar. Namche Bazzar is the main trading region of Solukhumbu district where we can enjoy and learn the unique lifestyle, traditions, culture, food, dresses much similar to the Tibetan style of living. The exploring vista of white snowed luxury mountains and series of Himalayas from these places will make you believe that you are in the real Himalaya heaven.
When we trek Tengboche to Dingboche (4,210m) the trail goes up passing through the green pastures where mountain animals, yak graze. The famous yeti scalp will be also observed to the monastery from where we come to cross the Lobuche Khola to arrive at Pheriche (4243m). After the passage through the moraines of the Changri Nup and Changri Shar Glacier we get to arrive at the sandy plain of Gorak Shep. From there the next trek is to ascend among huge rocks to the broad summit of Kala Pathar (5445m). It is the best and luminous outlook of the glory Mount Everest (8848m) and the great Himalayas, Mount Pumori, Lhotse (8510m), Nuptse (7879m) and the astonishing Khumbu glacier.
ABOUT GOKYO VALLEY
Gokyo Valley (4790m) is one of the optimum trekking destinations to experience the astounding view of glorious Himalayas. After the trek to the Everest base camp now the trail leads on the way to Dzongla. A challenging trip will be followed across the Cho La pass where you can enjoy small icefall and steep passes through the glaciers. Copious magnificent views of Everest region is embraced in this pass. Getting ahead the trail leads to the awesome Gokyo lakes and Gokyo Valley.
The Gokyo trek is immensely miraculous to which from the summit it provides the best view of Cho-Oyu, Everest, Gyanchun Kang, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholatse and Tawachee and a number of exceptional lakes in the valley. The exceptional vista of falling rays on the snowcapped mountains shows it to be decorated from Silver and Gold which can be observed to the summit of Gokyo Ri.
Day 01: Arrival and meet day at the Kathmandu Airport
First we welcome you to home of Mt. Everest, Nepal, country of Himalayas. Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport our representative will welcome you and assists to transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu. You will have to make rest day in Kathmandu. Make permit day and you can look around in Kathmandu valley or make Sightseeing tour in the Kathmandu valley. After time to get refreshed, evening you will meet and transfer for the welcome dinner in any comfortable restaurant in Kathmandu and short briefing about your trip and overnight hotel. We meet early morning and start our trekking trip.
Day 2: Early morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2850m), 40 minute and Trek start to Phakding (2610m), 3/4 hour
Early morning we fly from Kathmandu to Lukla more like Himalayan mountain flight of about 40 minutes scenic flight. You will have time to stroll around in Lukla, while the guide sort and divide the load baggage to be carried by the porters. The Guide will manage the lunch place depending upon the time of arrival at the Lukla airport. After lunch, we then start our trekking with an easy walk to Phakding village for the overnight stop and rest of the time stroll around the village for local knowledge.
Day 3: Trek Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,444m), 5/6 hour
After breakfast we will continue trekking up the banks of the Dudh Kosi River, crossing it twice by small the suspension bridges before reaching the village of Monjo, the entrance gate of the Sagarmatha National Park. While entering the National park boundary we will descend and a gradual walk brings us to the suspension bridge over the Bhote-Koshi River to Jorsalle village, the last village till Namche Bazaar. Namche is a prosperous trading town and the capital of the Khumbu Himalayan Region.
Day 04: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar and visit Everest View Hotel
We will have to spend a day in Namche Bazaar to rest and allowing our bodies to become acclimatized to the altitude of 3,440m. You have full day leisure or visit Everest View Point hotel for the wonderful panoramic view or stroll around the market. On Saturday, you can see many people in the Saturday market for shopping to fulfill their daily needs and only one shopping market in the surrounding areas. Also you can visit Sherpa Museum as well as a great place to learn Sherpa culture and history of mountaineering and stroll back to the hotel for overnight.
Day 05: Trek Namche Bazzar to Tengboche Monastery (3860m), 5/6 hour
We will meet again and trek further with new energy to our destination. Today after breakfast we start our trek with pleasant walk through the forest with the magnificent view of the mountains. The great view of the mighty peaks like Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kangteka and Kwangde peak with some of the eastern snow capped mountains. The trail leads uphill through the forest path and the hard walk to get to Tengboche. Tengboche, one of the most beautiful place in the Himalaya and the first thing that comes to your eye is the big Monastery, then the large field with campsites and tea houses, hotels beneath the towering majestic beautiful peak Ama Dablam view and Mt. Everest.
Day 06: Trek Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m), 4/5 hour
One of the best trail and best view for this route descends down from Tengboche, winding through the rhododendron forest to Deboche and crossing a bridge over the raging Imja River. Hug the valley wall, and then traverse the plains to Dingboche, the start of the Imja Valley. Dingboche is also the gateway to see Chukung and farther beyond for the most challenging traverses towards Makalu area and Hinku Valley. Overnight Tea house, Hotel.
Day 07: Acclimatization day at Dingboche
Hiking with very good view point, the best day you will rest before the last leg of the journey. You may have the full day rest or there are some places where you can go for a day walk like hiking over 5000m is worthwhile which takes approx. 4/5 hour from Dingboche, towards east within the Imjatse Valley. Although the trek is gradual, you can feel the thin air as the altitude gains slowly coming towards best view and look very nice place. After enjoying the place, stroll back to Dingboche for overnight at tea house, hotel.
Day 08: Trek Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m), 5/6 hour
Tackle the steep incline to the terminal moraine of the Khumbu glacier, continuing along the rugged route to your resort at Loboje. Above the huts looms the famous Lhotse Ridge.
Day 09: Trek Lobuche to Gorakshep (5100m) and visit Everest Base Camp (5350m), 5/6 hour
We will have our breakfast and continue our trek to Gorek shep in a windy and rocky path with the wonderful view of Mt. Pumori, Nuptse and other magnificent peaks. After check in at lodge and lunch, our adventure continues towards Everest Base Camp and to the Khumbu glacier. The trail passes through the rocky dunes and moraine and streams till you reach the Everest base camp. In Everest Base Camp the climbers gather for summiting Mt. Everest during the high expedition season. We explore base camp and its surroundings glacier and return back to Gorek shep for overnight stay at tea house.
Day 10: Early morning visit to Kala Pathar (5545m)
Trek to Dzongal 5/6 hour. Your Guide will arrange time for this morning to start early we are hike up to Kala Pathar for the most wonderful views of the Mt. Everest. It takes about two hour to reach this hill top (the famous view point). This small peak offers the best views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Pumori and scenic view of the Khumbu glacier along with the entire mountain views of Khumbu Himalayan range. After some hours, we hike down to Gorak shep for breakfast and retrace back towards Dzongal for overnight.
Day 11: Dzongal to Thangnak (4700m), 7/8 hour
Early morning breakfast and trek start to Chola Pass (5330m). Chola pass is all icy and not so easy. We climb very much rocky trail for very good views of Lobuche West, Lobuche East and many more Himalayas. From Chola Pass we go deep down all rocky for one hour. We climb up hill again and go down to Thangnak for overnight.
Day 12: Trek Thangnak to Gokyo Lake (4790m), 3/4 hour
We visit Gokyo, one of the best view Mt. Cho Oyu. Few hours we cross Gokyo glacier and we will see good view of the Gokyo Lake and mountain Mt. Cho Oyu. We will be at the Gokyo Lake and overnight at teahouse.
Day 13: Early morning hike up to Gokyo Ri (5360m)
Be ready for the breathtaking view of splash sunrise at top of the mountain including Mt. Everest and much more Himalayan scenery. One of the best view point you can see all Mountain View from Gokyo Ri like Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu and Mt. Makalu. You can see the northern part of Cho-Oyu base camp and biggest glacier of the world, Ngazumpa glacier and we trek back to the hotel.
Day 14: Trek back Gokyo to Dole, 4/5 Hour
We take our breakfast in Gokyo and we have start our Trek to low land and we follow the trial look like rock but not like that and follow next place it call Machharmo we took our lunch after few hour we been Rhododendron green forest in Dole over night Hotel.
Day 15: Trek back Dole to Namche Bazaar, 4/5 hour
After stroll around Dole Rhododendron green forest follow the phortse tenga after that we will climb up to Mongla hill and took our lunch and we follow low land very good view point place it call kenjoma after few hour we will be Namche Bazaar over night Hotel.
Day 16: Trek back Namche Bazaar to Phakding, 4/5 hour
Leisurely this morning we trek back to Phakding, you can walk at your own pace enjoying the lush green scenery around and passing through the incredible mountain and local Sherpa villages in Phakding, overnight at hotel.
Day 17: Trek back Phakding to Lukla, 2/3 hour
Breakfast in Phakding and within few hours we will arrive in Lukla. You will have time to stroll around the area and the guide will be reconfirming your flight ticket. Enjoy the last celebration dinner with your crew member and overnight at Hotel in Lukla.
Day 18: Early morning flight back from Lukla to Kathmandu takes about 40 minute
You can have early morning breakfast and ready to fly back to Kathmandu. Our guide will transfer you to the hotel. You may have to rest and relax after the adventure long journey from the Everest region. You will be greeted by our representative and transferred to the evening cultural program and farewell dinner in a famous Nepali Restaurant, overnight at the hotel.
Day 19: Departure from Kathmandu to your home country
See you again wonderful Himalayan country in Nepal. Today is free or last minute you have few hour special shopping for your friend and family to gift, relatives for you until your departure flight to your home country. Or any extra trips or activities you may have booked with us. If departing, you will be transferred to the International Airport for your departure flight to your home country. Hope to see you again Nepal Himalayan country.
This is the detail for the Group package tour and trekking: Group Size 2 / 4 / 6 / 10 Hikers and larger groups can also be arranged.
- Airport/hotel pick up & drop services
- Hotel accommodation with BB plan as per the itinerary in Kathmandu
- All ground transportation as per the itinerary program by private vehicles
- Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu domestic airfare
- All necessary paper works, temple/museum entry fee and National park fee
- Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) and monument entrance fees
- An experienced English speaking guide (trained by Ministry of tourism) and porters, necessary meal/accommodation/transportation/salary/insurance
- All accommodation and meal (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea, Coffee in Tea House) during the trek
- Welcome and farewell dinner in Nepali Restaurant
- All government and local taxes
- International airfare and travel insurance
- Nepal Tourist Visa fee. Visa easily issued at Tribhuvan International Airport - Kathmandu
- Extra night accommodation other than itinerary
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
- Travel and helicopter rescue insurance (incase altitude sickness in the Himalayas)
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, shower, heater, etc.)
- Tips, gifts for the staff