This trek gives you the grand tour of the famous Khumbu area. This is a strenuous trek leading to Gokyo Lake and over the Cho La Pass at 5330m leading into the Khumbu valley above Lobuje. The trail continues up to Kalapattar and then back to Lukla via Thengboche and Namche Bazaar.
With eight of the world’s ten highest peaks, Nepal is loaded with spectacular mountains vistas. Trekking in the Everest area is an awesome experience, not only for its proximity to the world’s highest mountain but also for its friendly Sherpa people, picturesque villages, great variety of cultures and traditions, colourful festivals and monasteries. The flora and fauna are other ornaments of the Sagarmatha National Park. The story of the yeti is still a mystery and the legend lives on in the Khumbu.
Day 1: Kathmandu - Lukla (2850m) - Phakding (2600m).
In the morning we take the flight from Kathmandu for Lukla, about 50 minutes with the wonderful views of the Himalaya (on a clear day). After arrival at Lukla there will be sometime taken by the guides to arrange all the porters and necessary requirement. After Organizing with porters and Sherpas the trek starts immediately to Phakding (2600m). Short stage (3h) and down. The short walk will stop at Phakding for the day.
Day 2: Phakding - Namche Bazar (3440m)
We follow the Dudh Koshi River, right and left side alternately. The track cut through the rocks, edged with crops suddenly goes up till Namche Bazar, capital of the Sherpa area: several small shops, Tibetan souvenirs, market on Saturday. As Namche being the hub for every trek in Everest region, it offers plenty of Lodges around. We choose one and stop for the night. 6 hours walk.
Day 3: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazzar.
Approx. walking 4:30 to 5 hours, O/N at guest house, AP plan.
Day 4: Trek to Tengboche(3860m/12664ft).
Approx. walking 5 hours. O/N at guest house, AP plan
Day 5: Trek to Dingboche(4410m/14468ft).
Approx. walking 5 to 5:30 hours, O/N at guest house.
Day 6: Acclimatization day at Dinbuche.
Day 7: Trek to Lobuje(4910m/16108ft).
Approx. walking 5 to 5:30 hours, O/N at guest house
Day 8: Trek to Gorak Shep (5153m/16906ft).
Approx. walking 3 to 3:30 hours, O/N at guest house.
Day 9 Trek to Everest Base Camp (5363m/17595ft) and back to Gorekshep.
Walking 5:30 hours. O/N at guest house, AP plan.
Day 10: Hiking up Kalapathar(5545m/18192ft) and overnight at Zongla (4710m/15453ft).
Walking 6 hours. O/N at guest house, AP plan
Day 11: Trek to Thagna(4500m/14764ft) via the Chola-la cross(5420m/17782ft).
Walking 6:30 hours, O/N at guest house, AP plan, AP plan
Day 12: Trek to Gokyo(4790m/15715ft).
Approx. walking 4:30 to 5 hours, O/N at guest house.
Day 13: Hiking upto Gokyo peak (5410m/17749ft). And back to Gokyo.
Approx. walking 5 to 5:30 hours, O/N at guest house, AP plan.
Day 14: Descend to Dole (4210m/13812ft).
Walking 5:30 hours each day, O/N at guest house.
Day 15: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11286ft).
Walking 5 hours, O/N at guest house, AP plan.
Day 16: Trek down to Lukla (2804m/8490ft)
walking 6:30 hours, O/N at guest house, AP plan.
Day 17: Fly back to Kathmandu.
Flying time 30 minutes. O/N at hotel, B & B plan.
1. All the ground transportation by our private car.
2. Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) (Note: A.P Plan) during the trek.
3. All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
4. Domestic flight both ways from Kathmandu/ Lukla/ Kathmandu with airport tax.
5. An experienced Government licensed holder guide and porter and their food, drinks, insurance, salary, equipments, transportation, local tax etc.
6. All necessary paper works and national park entry permits & TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System)
7. All government taxes.
1. Lunch and dinner at Kathmandu.
2. Laundry, telephone calls, Bar Bills ( Mineral Water, cold drinks, whisky, beer etc),
4. Emergency evacuation if required, donation, tips and all personal nature expenses.