Everest and Gokyo Trek

Trip Overview Everest and Gokyo Trek

Everest Gokyo Trek

Everest and Gokyo Trek begins by taking an early flight to the Lukla, Khumbu Region from Kathmandu. From Lukla visitors will move to Phakding to spend trouble free trek throughout the whole day. Then, from Phakding they will carry on towards the north to the gorge of Dudh Koshi and will arrive at Namche Bazar. It used to be a tiny village in the past but in contrast at present Namche Bazar is supposed to be the chief point for the trading purpose. Now a day, especially the people from Tibet are attracted to sell their merchandise. So, it would be an appropriate destination to stay for an accommodation.
Next day you will move from Namche Bazar to Imja Khola viewing the fabulous Khumbu Himal, Kantega, Thamserku and Amadablam which is situated in the distance which is govering the skyline to the front are Lhotse and Mt. Everest. Visitors can stay at Thyangboche which is a well known Buddhist monastery. The route climbs up regularly to Imja Khola, finally up and coming over the Dingboche. Dingboche is a good choice to become accustomed. Again from Dingboche it leads to Kalapatthar through the lateral moraine of the glacier of Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse. The places of interest in Everest and Gokyo Trek are Kathmandu Valley, Tyanboche, Kalapatthat, sunset views in Everest Base Camp, Nuptse and Lotse along with several things to explore in this Everest and Gokyo trek.

The best seasons for the treks are March, April, May, September, October, November and December. However, July and August are supposed to be the good from hiking perspective but sometimes it may not be so clearly visibility due to rain. It is a moderate trek and you can use tea house for the accommodation. The maximum altitude is 5545km. Tea House is used as an accommodation and minimum group size is only 2.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03: Flight to Lukla, Trek to Phakding (2652m) 3 - 4 hrs
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m) 6 hrs
Day 05: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazzar
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3867m) 5hrs
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4260m) 5hrs
Day 08: Rest day
Day 09: Trek to Chukum 2-3 hrs
Day 10: Trek to Kongma La Passes- Lobuche 10 hrs 
Day 11: Trek to Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep 6-7 hrs
Day 12: Trek to Kalapatthar (5545m) and to Zongla 5 hrs
Day 13: Back to Thangnak 9 hrs 
Day 14: Trek to Gokyo 4 hrs
Day 15: Rest day and excursion
Day 16: Trek from Gokyo Renjo Pass (5345m) , Lunde 7 hrs
Day 17: Trek to Thame 4 hrs
Day 18: Trek to Monjo 6-7 hrs
Day 19: Trek to Lukla (2886m) 4hrs
Day 20: Flight to Kathmandu 
Day 21: Departure!!!!
 

Day 01: Arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu (1320m)
Our representative will meet you at the Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu and you will be transferred by private coach to the hotel. In the hotel we will discuss with the necessary equipment and the trekking permit. Overnight stay at a hotel.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Kathmandu valley includes several Hindu temples including of Pashupatinath, listed by UNESCO in World Heritage Site and the largest Buddhist Stupa, Bouddhanath. You can also visit the Monkey Temple Swyambhunath, built some 2000 years ago, and visit Patan, city of fine arts. In theevening you will be meeting with your trekking guide, checking the equipments and further discussion. Overnight stay at a hotel.

Day 03: Flight to Lukla (2652m), trek to Phakding (2652m)
Early morning on the third day, you will drive to domestic airport for the scenic flight to Lukla (Tenzing Hilary Airport). If the weather is clear, you can have fantastic views of the mountains, including Mount Everest, deep gorge of the Dudh Koshi valley. In Lukla, you will be meeting local porters. Trek to Phakding (2652m) is an easy trek, rewarded with the most excellent view of Mt Nupla (5885m), Kusum Kangaru (6367m) and Mt range Kwangde. After few hours of walking, you will reach the village of Phakding, the place where you will be spending tonight. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 04: Trek to Namche (3,440m) 5-6 hrs

After taking an early breakfast you will begin the journey through the Dudh Koshi River by crossing a long suspension bridge. Then, you will continue north of the river. The road crosses back to the river through the Sagarmatha National Park. The route will continue along the banks of the river to the final suspension bridge. Again after crossing the bridge you take a short walk before finally arriving at Namche Bazaar. Overnight stay at a guest house.

Day 05: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar (3,440m)

Today will be the day when you will acclimatize yourself to the altitude and the changing environmental conditions. Besides resting, you will also, however, hike up to Syangboche on your way to the Everest Hotel which happens to be the hotel situated at the highest altitude in the world. View of Mount Everest is quite clear and stunning from the Everest hotel. Hiking for few hours from there, you can visit the village of Khumjung which is worth seeing for there is a popular museum. Overnight stay at a guest house.

Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3867m) 5hrs

Tengboche is situated on a saddle at 3870m, surrounded by a clear dwarf fires and Rododendroms. Kwongde (6187m) Tawache (6542 m) Everest (8,848 m) Nuptse (7855m) Lhotse (8618m) Amadablam (6856m) Thamserku (6608m) offers an inspiring panorama of gigantic Himalayan. You will be visiting the Tengboche Buddhist Monastery which is considered as the largest in the Khumbu region. Overnight stay at a tented camp.

Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4260m) 5hrs

On the 7th day you will trek to Dingboche from Tengboche taking rest on the way. The nature of the hike will be pleasant as you will walk throughout the grazing land land. The way to Dingboche (4410m), you will take your lunch. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 08: Rest day

This day is counted as a rest day. It is good to know that you need an acclimatization day for an appropriate day to explore the surrounding. It is true that there lies a different trek as of Dingboche for this place over day counting Nangkartshang Peak. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 09: Trek to Chukum 2-3 hrs

On the 9th day you will trek to Chukum from Dingboche taking 2 to 3 hours. Though you are walking just 2 to 3 hours that hiking will be the most memorable moments of your life. Further you will hike around the Chukum valley. As soon as you arrive at Chukum you must be ready to pass Kongma la. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 10: Trek to Kongma La Passes- Lobuche 10 hrs

The trek you will begin in an early morning. Following

We start our trekking quite early morning today as we will have quite long and tiring day, we head directly west out of Chukhung on a small, rocky trail and contour around many hillsides, usually not very steeply, until we reach the Pokalden Base Camp. After a few other hills, more steeps, we will reach another Base Camp for Pokalden and a clear blue lake which sits just below the pass. We climb the last half an hour on a trail which is good but looks impossibly built into the cliff-side and had to the Lobuche. Overnight at Guesthouse. B.L.D

Day 11: Trek to Everset Base Camp via Gorakshep 6-7 hrs

We start our trekking following the rocky moraine path, view icy glacial pond and icebergs down below of Khumbu glacier. After the last rocky moraine dunes, a short downhill walk brings you to Gorakshep, where we will stop for lunch and we leave all our stuff there at lodge as this is the last place where there are lodge available – then we start our Himalayan journey to the Everest Base camp- WOW !!! Congratulation!!! Your Dream come true now, after visiting sometime in the Base Camp then we return to Gorekshep. Overnight at Guesthouse. B.L.D

Day 12: Trek to Kalapatthar (5545m) and to Zongla 5 hrs

Early morning we will climb the Kala Patthar (5545m.) and enjoy the view of sunrise in the Himalayas including Everest. From Kala Patthar we will have a panoramic view of Mt. Everest and many other mountain peaks like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku and many more then we return to Kalapattar m have a Hot Breakfast and continue our trekking to Zongla. Overnight at Guesthouse. B.L.D

Day 13: Back to Thangnak 9 hrs

 Today, we will start our trekking early morning as we are going cross the Cho La pass (5370m), a steep and somewhat difficult ascent of a rocky ridge a few hours walk from Dzongla . We start by crossing a small glacial stream, and then start climbing up the pass. From the top, we are treated to views of Ama Dablam, Kantaiega, Thamserku, Taboche, Cholatse and Baruntse, and to Nangpai Gosain, Pasang Lhamo, Numbur and on the Gokyo side. Once up on top of the glaciated pass, we trek across the snow, with Lobuche West looming above us, to the summit and hang some Buddhist prayer flags to send prayers out across the Himalayas. After a snack, it’s a scramble back down the pass, a rocky, hilly trail across the valley, and a descent to the yak kharka of Tangnak. Overnight at Guesthouse. B.L.D

Day 14:  Trek to Gokyo 4 hrs

We start our trekking in the morning by crossing the Ngozumpa Glacier on a sandy, shifting trail, the frozen lakes creaking below and beside us as we turn our way to the other side. Once back on the main trail to Gokyo, we have an hour’s hike past the second lake to the lodge at Gokyo. In the Gokyo valley, the character of the trekking changes abruptly. The opaque powder-blue lakes are often on the verge of freezing over, and sometimes perform a Himalayan symphony of expanding and retracting ice. We have entered the grassy ablation valley running beside the Ngozumpa Glacier, and have our first sight of Gokyo, a seasonal village and grazing area built beside the third and biggest lake. Gokyo has become something of a Himalayan resort without the crowd – at least in terms of the comfortable lodges with sunrooms, unbeatable views, excellent food and warm stoves. It is a great base to explore from, and we have plenty of time for it. Overnight at Guesthouse. B.L.D

Day 15: Rest day and excursion

Gokyo is a trade centre where the Sherpa people run lodges to provide the best services to the trekkers. Gokyo is situated by the side of Ngozumpa glacier, the biggest glacier of Nepal. Today, we will walk around the lake and we can make the side trip of the fifth lake as well if you are fit. Overnight at Guesthouse. B.L.D

Day 16: Trek from Gokyo Renjo Pass (5345m), Lunde 7 hrs

Early morning after breakfast, we will climb renjo la pass. This is a really nice high pass in Everest region and being more popular in these days. In last few years, this area is only possible in Camping/tented basis trek, which is now possible with lodge trek too. Overnight at Guesthouse. B.L.

Day 17: Trek to Thame 4 hrs

It is easy trekking down to Thame- Visit thame. Overnight at Guesthouse. B.L.D

Day 18: Trek to Monjo 6-7 hrs

We continue our trekking following the flat and descending to first resting place Thamo after heading towards to Monjo. Overnight at Guesthouse. B.L.D

Day 19: Trek to Lukla (2886m) 4hrs

Today is the last day of your trekking, the trekking is pleasant, except for few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote-Koshi River crossing it three times. The last uphill climb of 45 minutes will bring you to Lukla. Overnight at Guesthouse. B.L.D

Day 20: Flight to Kathmandu

We will take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu, Free time, Shopping- Overnight at hotel. Overnight at hotel. B.B

Day 21: Departure!!!!

On the last day of the itinerary, you will board a flight back to your country from the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. We hope to serve you again!

Trip Cost Include

Airport picks up and Drop by private vehicle
Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley with private vehicle
Entrance fees while sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley.
Three night’s standard accommodation in Two/Three Star Hotel in Kathmandu (Bed & Breakfast).
Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking. (A cup of Tea/Coffee with Breakfast).
All necessary paper works and national park entry permits.
Domestic airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
Flight ticket (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu). / Domestic airport tax.All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS).
An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).
Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
Adventure Travels sleeping bag, down jackets, and walking stick, if necessary.
Adventure Travels Duffle/Kit Bag and Sun-hat (Keep yourself).
Farewell Dinner.
Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
All government taxes.
 

Trip Cost Exclude

Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos.

Your Travel insurance (Compulsory).

Food while you are in Kathmandu.

Your personal expenses.

All the alcoholic and non alcoholic Drinks.

Sweet things like chocolate.

Hot Shower during the Trek.

International airfare and airport departure tax.

Adverse weather

Emergency evacuation