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Gokyo Everest Base Camp Trek

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Overview

It is where four of the world's six tallest peaks including Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu and, of course, the Everest rise above everything else. On our 19-day Everest Base Camp Trek we experience astounding mountain views, get glimpses of the life of the world famous climbers (the Sherpas), enter Sagarmatha National Park, a world heritage site, and tour high altitude Buddhist monasteries before accomplishing our ultimate goal-reaching the base camp of the world’s tallest mountain, Everest.  Trekking to the base camp of Everest also provides us an opportunity to embark on an epic journey that Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay set off to in 1953. But nothing beats the thrill and sense of accomplishment that grips travelers on seeing the power and grace of the mighty Everest up close.

Itinerary


Day 01- Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters).
Our  representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu and s/he will be transffered to  hotel in our private tourist vehicle.Overnight at Hotel.(Breakfast  included)
Day 02- Pre-trip Meeting and Kathmandu city sightseeing Tour.
In the morning, after breakfast, At around 8am, we host a pre-trip meeting at your hotel in Kathmandu and introduce your trek leader/guide. Please seek this opportunity to ask questions about your trek. We will also supply you with our trek . For the meeting, please make sure you bring passport, three copies of passport-size photos, and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. During this meeting, please clear the due balance, if any, and sign the legally binding trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimer. Please inform us in advance if you will be arriving late and therefore are unable to attend the pre-trip meeting. After the Pre-Trip meeting and breakfast, your sightseeing trip will start  in the morning. We visit, Boudhnath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, where we observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries surrounding the stupa. After Boudhnath Stupa we visit Pashupatinath, the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Here we see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats. Overnight Hotel. (Breakfast included)
Day 03:Fly  from Kathmandu  to Lukla(2800m) and Trek to Phakding (2652m)  
Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla 35 minute, It takes  3 to 4 hours walks to phakding and prepare luggage for the Porters then walking starts through the stone paved trails towards Bhaisekharka. It is few up downs to get in to Phakding passing through plenty of prayer Rocks (Mani in local language). After getting in to the lodge at Phakding, fresh up and short walk to the village or hike up to the Gompa to get acclimatize.  overnight at the lodge. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner included).
Day 04: Trek from  Phakding to  Namche Bazar (3440m)
After hot breakfast at your lodge, the trail leads towards the suspension bridge and easy uphill to the Monju from where Sagarmath National Park begins. After short National Park formalities, drop down to the river, cross another suspension bridge and continue walk to the high Hilary Bridge at the bottom of the hill. After the bridge the trail leads uphill to the Namche Bazzar. On the way you will have great view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Kusum Khangru and more with beautiful valley.Its takes 6-7 hrs walk, overnight at the lodge.(Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner included).
Day 05:Trek from Namche Bazaar-Acclimatize day and visit around Namche Bazar.
Today you explore the Museum, visit Khumjung village and Khongde village where you can enjoy the views of Mt. Everest and surroundings peaks with Sherpa culture. You can also visit Thame which is old Sherpa village as an option. Remaining of the day you can explore Namche Bazzar where you can use Internet, visit National Park head office, Muesuem and monastery as per your interest and time.  overnight at the lodge.(Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner included).
Day 06.Trek from Namch bazar to Dole( 4044m)
Our trek to Dhole begins from Namche as we follow the trails via Khyangjuma with few short up and downs. A little ahead from Khyangjuma, comes Sanasa, where shines our beautiful giant peak Mount Everest. The trek is quite strenuous as we need to cross Mong La, a wonderful land residing on the lap of Mt. Khumbila. We continue down to Phortse Thanga, and little further from here appears the Dhole National Park Check Post.  Tasting the Flora and fauna of this region, we pass by some waterfalls and enter Dhole.Dhole is a small settlement with few tea houses.Its takes 7 hrs overnight at the lodge.(Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner included).
Day 07:Trek from Dole  to Machhermo( 4180m)
From Dhole, we climb up steadily to Lhabarma following the Dudh Koshi River. The pathway till Lhabarma is steep and full of thorny bushes. The trail offers a dynamic view of Cho Oyu, Kantega, Thamserku and we reach Luza, a small charming village at an altitude on 4360m.  Again, we ascend to Machhermo via Luza that lies at an altitude of 4360m. The track is full of sandy spurs, and as we reach Machhermo, the beautiful stream flowing down from Kyajo Ri and Phari Lapche leading to Dudh Koshi River is seen. The valley, high above the river, also consists of the Himalayan Rescue Hospital, the hospital provides with classes for altitude sickness, causes, prevention techniques and treatments.It takes 4-5 hrs,overnight at the lodge. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner included).
Day 08:Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo(4790m)
After breakfast the trail leads uphill for an hour and half and then easy walk for a while. you will have an awesome view of Mt. Everest with Mt.Nuptse with surrounding peaks. You will also see Gokyo lake which breathtaking views. the trail drops down to the Third Lake (Gokya lake) and get in to the lodge. After time to get rest at the lodge at Gokyo, short climb to the ridge from where you will explore the Glacier which is amazing looking with its small glacier lakes. Its takes 5 hrs walk,overnight at Gokyo lodge(Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner included).
Day 09:Trek from Gokyo to Gokyo Ri Peak (5357m) to Dragnag(4700m)
This is an easy day but we suggest you to start early because you will have to walk through the Glacier which is the longest glacier of Nepal called Ngozumpa glacier. By the time of crossing this glacier you will hear many sounds of the rock falling in to the small glacier lake. There are many rocks on the way which has ice underneath. During the sunny day ice melts pretty fast so we should cross this glacier before the sun gets strong. Once you get in to the Dragnag, better to climb up to the small hill for acclimatize.Its takes 7-8 hour, overnight at the lodge.(Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner included).
Day 10:Trek from Dragnag  to Dzonglha(4830m) via Chola pass(5367m)
Today is the hardest day of the trip. Start your day just after the breakfast which is steep climbing for a while and the trail drops down to the bottom of the Chola. After that the trail leads you through the rock toward the top which is steep climbing. There are some Buddhist  prayer flags on the top of the pass which has great views of the mountains. There is icy part for a while and again the trail drops down through the huge rock and an easy walk at the end to get to theDzonglha. Its takes 7 hours walk, overnight at the lodge.(Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner included).
Day 11:Trek from Dzonglha to Lobuche( 4910m)
After hot breakfast at the lodge, an easy downhill for a while and few up and down to the Lobuche. On the way you will have great views of the Mt. Everest,Mt. Nuptse,Mt. Pumori and more. You will be able to see Khumbu Glacier on the way. After few up downs, you will reach at Lobuche. which is located at the bottom of Kalapatthar. Its takes 5 hours, overnight at the lodge.(Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner included).
Day 12:Trek from Lobuche to Gorekshep  to (5140m) Everest Base camp(5364m)  Gorekshep
This is a day which will fulfil your dreams to visit the base camp of the highest peak in the earth. through the ridge of the Khumbu glacier. You will enjoy the surrounding views of the glacier and mountains. There are Buddhist prayer flags which are the symbol of the Base Camp. During the climbing season there will be many tends with colourful looking around. the trail to Everest Base Camp through the once vast Gorak Shep Lake. Continuing straight ahead, we come across the Indian army mountaineers' memorials. The path from here can be misleading; hence, it is important that we follow our lead Sherpa diligently. The walk is strenuous due to thin air in the high altitude. We pass through rocky dunes, moraine and streams before reaching the Everest Base Camp. Upon reaching the Everest Base Camp, we see tents of mountaineers that stand out in bright colors against the monotony of gray surroundings (especially in the spring). Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori are the mountains we can view from the base camp. We get back to Gorak Shep for a good night's rest. Its takes 7 hours , overnight at the lodge on Gorekshep .(Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner included).
Day 13:Hike up from Gorekshep  to Kalapatthar(5550m) and trek to Dingboche(4410m)
Today you will have to start your day without breakfast in the morning which is 2 hour hike up to the Kalapatthar, the greatest view point of the Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori , Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Thamerserku, Mera Peak,Khangtega  and many more. After taking many photographs, trek down to the lodge at Gorekshep for breakfast and continue your walk down to Dingboche. Its takes 8 hours, overnight at the lodge.(Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner included).
Day 14:Trek  from Dingboche to Chhukung(4730m) VIA  hike up to Island Base camp (5080m)One of the characteristics of  Dingboche is the kilometers of stone walls, built using the stones of different sizes that cover the entire Valley of Imja. These stones are removed in order to plow the soil and end up being piled one over the other creating kilometers of walls. the trail drops steep down to the Chhukung valley where your day ends.Its takes 7-8 hours walk, overnight at the lodge. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner included).
Day 15:Trek from Chhukung to Tengboche(3860m)
Today is an easy day which is downhill through the valley. The trail continues leads down to the Dingboche then after the walking valley gets change through few Sherpa villages. After Pangboche village the trail drops down to the river and cross the bridge. After that the trail leads up to the Tengboche where the oldest Monastery situated on the top of the hill. Evening visit Monastery, see the Buddhist chanting ceremony .Its takes 7 hours walk . overnight at the lodge.(Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner included).
Day 16:Trek from  Tengboche  to Namche Bazar( 3440m)
Today your day starts walking steep downhill through the Rhododendron forest. Once you get at the bottom of the hill, cross the bridge and steep climbing through the pine and Juniper forest to the Khumjung. After explore the village at Khumjung,Lunch and continue walk to the Namche Bazzar.It takes 5-6 hours walk, overnight at the lodge. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner included).
Day 17:Trek from Namche Bazar  to Lukla(2800m)
After breakfast at the lodge, the trail drops downhill through the pine forest till to the bridge and continue walk to the Monju. Again some formalities had to be done at the check post of the National park at Monju then continue walk to the Phakding for the lunch. After that your last day of the trek continue to the Lukla.It takes 8 hours walk, overnight at the lodge.(Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner included).
Day 18:Fly  from Lukla to Kathmandu( 1350m)
35minute  flight ,Normally flights are always in the morning due to the weather. So guide will do all airport formalities by the time you can have a breakfast at the lodge. Your luggage will get in to the airport already with the help of our sherpas and porters. overnight at theHotel.(Breakfast included).
Day 19:Departure day your Destination
 Free day for shopping and departure After breakfast in to your hotel, we will drop you at the airport to take your onward flight as per time. If you have late flight, you will have time to do last minute shopping if you deserve. Otherwise we will have to say you good bye.(Breakfast included)

 

Includes / Excludes

  Cost Included
*Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle . 
*Accommodation in 2 star category Hotel in Kathmandu 3 Nights on BB basis as per the    itinerary.
*City tour in Kathmandu with guide by private Vehicle.
*Necessary permits for trek & climbing.
*Flight From Kathmandu to Lukla & return from Lukla to  Kathmandu.
*Accommodation in guest houses during the trek.
*(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) per day during the trek Drinks- (Tea & Coffiee only on breakfast).
*Fresh fruits after dinner.
*Qualified and experienced guide and porter services.(We will provide 1 porter for 2  trekkers and the maximum weight carried by porter is 25 Kg in total).
*Transportation, accommodation, meal allowance, equipment and insurance for trekking staffs.
*All the official paper work and all the applicable government taxes.

Cost does not include:
* Lunch and dinner in  Kathmandu.
* Drinks (mineral water, any cold drinks, and alcoholic drinks).
* Your travel insurance.
* Expenses of personal nature such as tips for guide, porter and driver, laundry, bar bill, telephone calls etc. 
*International airfare and departure airport tax 
* Liability for expenses against sickness, flight cancellation, road blockage, accidents and other occurrence beyond our control
*Monuments fees while sightseeing in Kathmandu & other places.
*Any other cost not mention above in cost includes.
* Sleeping bag and down jacket,medician if necessary. 

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Duration 19 Days

Grade Moderate

Max-Altitude 5550m

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Country Nepal

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