Gokyo and Everest Trek
Gokyo and Everest trek explores the heart of the Sherpa homeland which follows the footsteps of Sir Edmund Hillary with this adventurous trek to Everest Base Camp and the spectacular and beautiful turquoise lake in Gokyo valley as name as Gokyo Lakes, crossing the glaciated Cho La Pass and on to the classic route to Everest Base Camp used by the great climbing parties. We take an adventurous 40 minutes flight to Lukla from Kathmandu and begin our Gokyo and Everest trek. This string of glacial lakes is set in the high-altitude and wilderness dominated by the great peaks of Gyachung kang -7922 meters. Gokyo lake in Khumbu Everest region is a piece of heaven. This is a very unique experience for trekkers. Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes treks with a stunning crossing of the non-technical Cho La pass provides an unsurpassed circuit trek of the Everest region. The views from here up the rugged Khumbu Icefall are simply awe-inspiring. The company of majestically soaring mountains, friendly Sherpas, colorful monasteries, the Namche Bazaar, the Sagarmatha National Park, and, of course, to the base of the mighty Everest. Take in Sherpa villages, monasteries, magnificent glaciers and the world most majestic mountains.
The Sherpa people who inhabit Khumbu, as the area is called, are well-known for their cheerful hospitality. Climbs of the popular Gokyo Ri and Kala Pattar along the way, which provide magnificent photo opportunities of the world highest mountain, Mount Everest, and views as far as Kanchenjunga in the east and the Tibetan 8000m peak Cho Oyu to the north. The trek in advancing to the base of the world tallest mountain maps out spectacular vistas from such celebrated viewpoints and then encounters the sight of the thrilling Khumbu Icefall. This trek visits their villages and monasteries and provides a wonderful opportunity for cultural interaction. From this region you can also see the largest glacier in Nepal named Ngozumpa.
|Day 02:||Fly Lukla Trek to Phakding
|Day 03:||Phakding-Namche Bazaar|
|Day 04:||Namche Bazaar-Khumjung|
|Day 05:||Khumjung-Dole Village|
|Day 06:||Dole Village-Machermu|
|Day 07:||Machermu-Gokyo Lake|
|Day 08:||Gokyo Lake-Gokyko Ri|
|Day 09:||Gokyo Ri-Cho laa Pass|
|Day 10-11:||Dzongla – Lobuche|
|Day 12-13:||Lobuche-Everest Base Camp-Gorakhshep-kalapathar-Loubche|
|Day 18:||Namche- Lukla|
|Day 19:||Fly Kathmandu|
Day 01: Kathmandu
Meeting at airport upon arrival by Plan Holidays Personnel. We will pick up from airport and then escort you to your hotel in Kathmandu. During the driving of half an hour, enjoy the heart-stopping views along the Kathmandu city. After arrival at your hotel, the rest of the day is free for you to explore the local area, overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Fly Lukla
Wake up earlier around 5.30am.You will have tea/coffee with your packed breakfast. After breakfast we check out the Hotel, taking your luggage. You will be picked up by our office staff or guide to take you to Domestic airport for fly to Lukla . After arriving Lukla and refreshing,we begin our expedition with a series of short trekking days to ensure we acclimatise. Following the banks of the Dudh Koshi river we begin our gradual ascent to Phakding. Overnight: Phakding(Lodge)
Day 03: Phakding-Namche Bazaar
After breakfast your trek continues from Phakding. While crossing the suspension bridge over DudhKoshi river, the trail is pleasant with a few short uphill & then downhill, crossing the view with magnificent peak of Thamserku(6608m). You will cross long suspension bridge again near Benkar village, after half an hour walk you arrive at Manjo. After few minutes walk, you will arrive the sagarmatha National Park check point. After check point, you have short descent to Jaorsale Village, It is the last village where you can still shop at until Namche. From here trail goes steep upward, there would be no shops found other places on the route until Namche. You will continue trek by the river until the last bridge over the Imjatse river is reached. From here the road goes up winding uphill all the way until Namchebazzar. As you climb higher you will have view of Kwangde Peak, Kusum Kangaru & there are also views of Mt Everest Nutse , Lhotse & Tawache peak. All the view is possible until Thop Danda. There will be still 1 -2 hours walk before arriving famous Namche, the sherpa capital village. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 04: Namche Bazaar-Khumjung
Today we set off on a steep one-hour climb to the Shyangboche airstrip with Everest View, before following the trail down to the Khumjung Village at the foot of the Sacred Mountain Khumbila. The local monastery is well known for housing what is purported to be the scalp of the infamous yeti. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 05: Khumjung-Dole Village
The trail climps steeply continue our ascent, stopping at small villages along the trail, passing through a beautiful rhododendron forest and large herds of grazing yak, to reach Dole Village. It was at Dole that one of the more recent and credible yeti sightings took place. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 06: Dole Village-Machermu
In the morning,We continue our uphill trek and pass through Dhole, Labarma and Luza villages before reaching Machhermo. We walk on a trail alongside a rhododendron forest and pass through a waterfall with breath taking view of mountains . The trail climbs up through the villages of Lhabarma and Luza to Machermu where you can rest your weary feet. Machhermo is the last major settlement on the way up to Gokyo. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 07: Machermu-Gokyo Lake
After breakfast,we will walk further for memorable, with spectacular views down the valley to Kantega and up toward Cho Oyu, passing the Ngozumpa Glacier and taking a steep narrow staircase trail to the simply stunning, turquoise Gokyo Lakes. During this trip we will observe the romantic villages of stone houses a picturesque village and walled pastures on the shores of Gokyo Lake. The biggest glacier of Nepal. We can also visit the fifth Lake via forth Lake. Overnight at Gokyo Lodge.
Day 08: Gokyo Lake-Gokyo Ri
Early morning, after breakfast we start to climb the summit of Gokyo Ri (5483m),the trail steep ascends until reaching there, which takes about 2 and half hour to watch the sunrise over a stunning vista of the regions 8000m peaks including the mighty Everest. The We will not only see the highest mountains, deepest Georges, and beautiful Landscape but also enjoy the festivals and culture of ethnic groups, their way of living. The region is also the home of the Sherpas and a garden of Tibetan Buddhists with their many fascinating monasteries. Later we continue our journey, crossing a glacier to reach Tagnag. Overnight at Lodge
Day 09: Gokyo Ri-Cho laa Pass
After the breakfast,we begin the most challenging part of the trek, crossing the steep Cho La pass. The Cho La pass is not itself difficult, but it is steep and involves a glacier traverse on the eastern side. We need to pass through some crevasses before we reach Dzongla Village. The village provides great views of Cholatse, Ama Dablam, Lobuche mountains along with the Pheriche Village far below. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 10-11: Dzongla – Lobuche
We continue climb down from Dzongla and walk through a grassy trail while enjoying the view of Lobuche Peak. While climbing the Pheriche valley you will see the giant looking Tabuche peak to name, but there are many glacial peaks. It is a short but steep climb up to Lobuche (4930m), which is really just a few huts at the foot of giant Lobuche peak. Again the views are spectacular and the sunset on Nuptse, towering directly ahead of Lobuche is especially impressive. where we spend the night in a very basic lodge in Lobuche.
Day 12-13: Lobuche-Everest Base Camp-Gorakhshep-kalapathar-Loubche
On this day we walk along the Khumbu Glacier and up to Everest Base Camp at 5380m, the closest you can get to Mt. Everest Keep your eyes open -this is the first opportunity to catch a glimpse of the peak of awesome Mt. Everest, the highest mountain in the world,without mountaineering equipment. There will likely be a team there about to attempt the summit. The view of the Khumbu Icefall from Base Camp is spectacular. But the view of the Everest itself is not as spectacular as from Kala Pattar. This will be one of the most difficult yet rewarding days of the trek. Most of this day is spent climbing Mt. Kala Pattar, a small peak (by Himalayan standards) at 5545m. The ascent is demanding but the climber gets the most magnificent mountain panorama possible: Everest, the highest point on the planet at 8848m, towers directly ahead and on all sides loom the other giants, Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, Lhotse and countless others. If possible we can stay and watch the awe-inspiring sunset on Everest and its neighbors. We make a quick descent to Gorak Shep, a tiny hamlet 5170m, where we stay the night. we climb Kala Pattar for arguably the most magnificent mountain vista in the world; the west and south face of Everest, so close you can even see the incredible climbing route from base to summit. Some people, who are not interested to go to Everest Base camp prefer walk further down to Lobuche, for overnight stay in order to avoid altitude sickness. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 14- 15: Lobuche-Pheriche
On this day we walk along the Khumbu Glacier and up to Everest Base Camp at 5380m, the closest you can get to Mt. Everest without mountaineering equipment. There will likely be a team there about to attempt the summit. The view of the Khumbu Icefall from Base Camp is spectacular. It all downhill down to Pheriche for the night.
Day 16: Pheriche-Tengboche
Today, we continue trek to reach Tengboche and visit the beautiful Tengboche monastery. Tengboche Village located at an altitude of 3867m (12,690ft). It has a largest Gompa of the Khumbu Region. Tengboche is situated on a hill at the confluence of Dudhkoshi river & Imja Khola river. You can see the views of Everest, Nustse, Lhotse, Thamserku & Amadablam from Tengboche. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 17: Tengboche-Namche
Early in the morning,Trekking back down to the busy town of Namche Bazaar. Explore the local museum with exhibits of the flora, fauna, and history of the Everest region. Spend the evening relaxing or perhaps sampling the local nightlife and enjoying. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 18:Namche- Lukla
After breakfast, trek to lukla, the trail descends steeply downward so we need to walk cautiously as our shaky legs continuously battle the rocky terrain. visit a local Sherpa family, where we have the opportunity to sample regional dishes and hear all about the history of the region. We experience the culmination of a fantastic trek on a happy note with everyone back safe and sound with smile. Overnight at Lukla.
Day 19: Fly Kathmandu
An early morning flight takes us back to Kathmandu, and gives us a last view of the mountains we have just spent a time for exploring. We can take a rest or do some souvenir shopping. If we want to explore any other areas of Kathmandu, we may do that today. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 20: Departure
You will be transferred to the airport in time to board your flight for onward journey or to your next favored destination.
In Kathmandu Twin sharing basis with breakfast.
All transfers from and to airport.
Flight from Kathmandu Lukla Kathmandu with domestic airport tax.
An experienced English speaking trekking guide, porters to carry luggage
(2 trekkers: 1 porter)
18 Nights in lodge accommodation during trekking,
3 meals a day ( Breakfast , Lunch & Dinner ) during trekking
Plan holidays duffle bag for trekking
Sleeping bag for trekking, a used one (return after completion of trekking)
Trekking permit and paper work
Trekking information management system fees (TIMS Card)
Everest National Park Entrance fee
All government taxes
First aid kit
Price does not include:
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu,
Personal travel health insurance,
Drinks and tip,
Extra expenses due to inclement weather,
Flight cancellation or any unforeseen events beyond human control