Gokyo Trek

20 days 19 nights
EBC
Trekking
1-15 Pax

Nepal boasts eight of the world's tallest mountains and the world's oldest Hindu and Buddhist sites. While Kathmandu Valley is made of three ancient cities filled with enchanting medieval palaces, pagodas, temples, statues and stupas, the rest of the kingdom offers unparalleled adventure options with abundance in flora and fauna. As for its people - From the Tharus that share their land with the splendid Asian tuskers in the plains to the brave Yak herders of Dolpo, they are as amazing as the land itself. Here in its tropical jungles the Royal Bengal Tiger prowls, higher up the legend of the Yeti lives on. Although modernization has set in, the quintessence of ancient Nepal remains amongst its people.

Day  Program Accommodation
Day 01 Arrive in Kathmandu Hotel
Day 02 Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding Simple Lodge
Day 03 Trek to Namche Bazaar Simple Lodge
Day 04 Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar Simple Lodge
Day 05 Trek to Khumjung Simple Lodge
Day 06 Trek to Dole Simple Lodge
Day 07 Trek to Machermo Simple Lodge
Day 08 Trek to Gokyo Simple Lodge
Day 09 In Gokyo (Visit Gokyo Ri) Simple Lodge
Day 10 Trek to Thagna Simple Lodge
Day 11 Trek to Dzongla (Chola Pass) Simple Lodge
Day 12 Trek to Lobuche Simple Lodge
Day 13 Trek to Gorakshep- Kalapatthar Simple Lodge
Day 14 Trek Everest Base Came and Trek back to Lobuche Simple Lodge
Day 15 Trek to Pangboche Simple Lodge
Day 16 Trek to Namche Simple Lodge
Day 17 Trek to Lukla Simple Lodge
Day 18 Fly back to Kathmandu Hotel
Day 19 In Kathmandu Hotel
Day 20 Final Departure  
  • Arrive in Kathmandu
    1

    Upon arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be meet and assisted by our representative and transferred to the hotel as booked.


    Meals : In-flight
  • 2

    The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is an adrenaline rush in itself. As the plane banks right and enters the Khumbu region you are rewarded with fantastic view of the Himalayan giants and the landing experience at the sloping tarmac at Lukla adds to the excitement.  The air head at Lukla serves as the gateway to this region. Here you will meet the Sherpa crew. After spending some time organizing our packs and loads we are embark on our adventure. It is an easy gradual 3 hours descent to Phakding where we will stop for lunch and for the night.

    Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 3

    After breakfast we trek through cluster of stone houses, past caravans of Dzos until we reach the settlement of Monjo. From here the trail climbs quite dramatically today. As the path snakes upwards the vistas open up revealing the imposing Himalayan giants. The next village Jorsale is the gateway to Sagarmatha National Park where the entrance ticket to the park is checked. The trail follows the river until the last suspension bridge over the Dudh Kosi River is reached where the trail cross the river at a dizzying height. From here the trails winds uphill all the way to Namche Bazaar against the backdrop of the beautiful Kwangde, Kusum Kangru, Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawache and a host of lesser known peaks. Namche Bazaar situated on a horse shoe amphitheatre is the capital of Sherpa country. You can spend the afternoon exploring the stone paved alleys or rummage through the cyber cafes, souvenir and rental shops that line the streets.

    Overnight at Simple Lodg

    Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 4

    Suggested activities include a short walk uphill to the Sagarmatha National Park headquarters, a magnificent spot perched on top of Namche Bazaar with spectacular views of the surrounding snow-capped giants and the valleys way down below. There is also an interesting museum with all kinds of information regarding the history of the Himalayas, its geography, culture, mountaineering history and information

    Overnight at Simple lodge

    Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 5

    Trek from Namche Bazaar to Khumjung (3790m). It’s about 5-6 hours of walking from Namche Bazaar. Explore around to view the real Himalayas beauty.

    Overnight at Simple Lodge

    Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 6

    Trek from Khumjung to Dole (4040m) after waking up early in the morning at Khumjung.

    Overnight at Simple Lodge

    Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 7

    Firstly, we climb steadily up through a scenic ridge above the Dole and the trail climbs via Lhabarma at 4220m to Luza at 4360m. The path is steep in most places as we pass through thorny bushes up to Lhabarma. Offering us good views of Cho Oyu, Kantega, and Thamserku, the trail takes us through many summer settlements and a charming hamlet of Luza (4360 m). While we ascend from Luza, the Dudh Koshi valley is deep like a canyon with its sheer sides. Walking along the hill side above thundering Dudh Koshi passing through some small hamlets and through sandy spurs, we reach Machermo.
    Overnight at Simple Lodge

    Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 8

    Climb through a ridge Chorten from where are visible a wide ranging fabulous views from down the valley and of the Mt. Kangtega, Thamserku, and northern part to the Cho-Oyu (8153m). Beyond the ridge, the valley widens as the trail passes through a Chorten and reaches Pangka (4480 m) after some gentle walk. Phangka is the palace where an avalanche in 1995 killed 40 people. Descend to the river bank before beginning to climb up the terminal moraine of the Ngozamba Glacier. It is a steep climb on the moraine. After crossing an iron bridge over a stream the trail levels out as it follows the valley past the first lake, known as Longpongo at 4690m, where we get a chance to observe the Lama footprints on a stone. At the sight of the second lake, Taboche Tsho, we become mesmerized by the shimmering turquoise blue sheet of water sparkling in the sun. Little ahead of the second lake, we reach the third lake, the two linked by a surging stream. Gokyo village stands by the third lake and Cho-Oyu Mountain in the backdrop sets an amazing spectacular sight here

    Overnight at Simple Lodge

    Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 9

    Rest at Gokyo and Visit Gokyo RI (5483), (From Gokyo there is no hotels and lodges to sleep and eat to go to CHO YU Base camp. So, two more camps to go to the CHO YU Base camp from Gokyo) and come back Gokyo and explore around it. It’s about 6-7 hours of walk.
    Overnight at Simple Lodge

    Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 10

    Trek from Gokyo to trek down to Thagna (4500m).

    Overnight at Simple Lodge

    Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 11

    Trek from Thagna to Dzongla (4843M) .Chola pass (5420m) is on the way to Dzongla and it is technical Pass. It’s about 6-7 hours of walking.

    Overnight at Simple Lodge

    Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 12

    Trek from Dzongla to Lobuche (4887m). Explore the surrounding areas.

    Overnight at Simple Lodge

    Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 13

    The walk is gradual till you reach the rocky spot after an hour walk. From here another uphill climb for ½ hour brings you to Kalapatthar. From Kalapatthar top, the views will be beyond your wildest imagination, with Everest seeming within a stones throw distance between the summit of Mt. Nuptse and Lho-La and Lhotse on the back. The panoramic view from this spot is something to cherish and you feel it's worth the hard climb up to here and to feel at the top of the world. With all the higher snow capped giants that dominate all around, it is truly a magnificent spot to be at.

    Overnight at Simple Lodge

    Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 14

    After an early breakfast, you will prepare for your final destination at the foot of Everest. You will trek up the valley following the rocky moraine path. You can see the icy-glacial pond and icebergs down below of Khumbu glacier. After spending sometime in the base camp we will then return to Lobuche.

    Overnight at Simple Lodge

    Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 15

    Today we will trek to Pangboche which is at an altitude of 3965 m. Upon reaching Pangboche check in at simple lodge and relax.

    Overnight at Simple Lodge

    Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 16

    We descend down from Pangboche via Tengboche to Namche through the same path.

    Overnight at Simple Lodge

    Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 17

    Today we trek back to Lukla. Rest of the day free

    Overnight at Simple Lodge.

    Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 18

    Today you will board your flight back to Kathmandu. Upon arriving in Kathmandu you will be transferred to the hotel as booked.  Rest of the day is free to relax.

    Overnight at  hotel

    Meals : Breakfast
  • 19

    Visit Kathmandu city, Swayambhunath & Bhaktapur

    Kathmandu city: Kathmandu, the largest city of Nepal, is the political as well as the cultural capital of the country. Like any big city, Kathmandu has seen rapid expansion in the last decade, but despite the hustle and bustle so typical of metropolitan cities, its people remain as refreshingly friendly as ever. Retaining its ancient traditions, Kathmandu is blessed by a Living Goddess and is enriched by endless ceremonial processions and events that take to the streets every now and then with throngs of devotees seeking blessings. These religious festivals are steeped in legend and are quite a spectacle with chariot processions and masked dancers often possessed by the spirits of deities.

    Swayambhunath: Swayambhunath Stupa also known as the Monkey Temple is a UNESCO WORLD Heritage Site. It rests on a hillock 3 km towards the western edge of Kathmandu and is one of the most important and the most sacred Buddhist shrines of Nepal. Legend has it that when Kathmandu Valley was a lake 2000 years ago, a single lotus flower grew at the center of the lake. When Saint Manjushree, the Bodhisatva drained the lake with a single slash of his sword, the lotus settled on top of a hill and magically turned into a stupa. Thus Swayambhunath is also known as a Self-Created stupa.

    Bhaktapur: Perched on a hill at an altitude of 1,401 m, Bhaktapur or Bhadgaon, literally the ‘City of Devotees’ is a major tourist destination that takes visitors back in time. Bhaktapur lies 12 km east of the Kathmandu city on the Arniko Highway that leads to the Chinese border. Bhaktapur is still untouched by rapid urbanization and has managed to retain its brick paved roads, charming red brick houses and a way of life that goes back to medieval times. This ancient city is also famous for pottery and woodcarving amply displayed on the squares and windows respectively.

    Overnight at  hotel

    Meals : Breakfast
  • 20

    Transfer to airport for your flight to home.

    Meals : Breakfast

The above cost includes:

•    Arrival and departure transfers by private vehicle.
•    Meet and assistance at the airport by our representative.
•    02 Nights hotel accommodation at Hotel Shangri La- Kathmandu in a twin sharing room on bed and breakfast plan.
•    01 Nights hotel accommodation at Hotel Tibet- Kathmandu in a twin sharing room on bed and breakfast plan.
•    All the sightseeing tours in Kathmandu will be provided as per the program with English Speaking guide with private vehicle.
•    All monuments entrance fees as per the sightseeing spots indicated in the above program.
•    16 nights/ 17 days tea house/ local lodge based trek in Everest Region on twin sharing and on full board basis with required number of trekking crew depending upon the Pax size.
•    Everest National Park fee and TIM’s card.                

The above cost that does not include:

•    Nepalese Visa
•    Extra airfare: Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu [As Quoted Separately]  
•    Refreshments, tips, bottled drinks and bar bills.
•    Meals not mentioned throughout the trip.
•    Insurance and rescue of any form.
•    Cost arising out of flight cancellation/road blockades/landslides and reasons beyond our control.
•    Expenses of personal nature and any other expenses not mentioned in the above cost.
•    Gratuities, tipping to guides and drivers.
•    Rental fare for Sleeping Tents.
•    Sleeping bags.
•    Excess baggage, Extra mileage.
•    Personal insurance policy - suggested a comprehensive travel insurance covering tour and flight cancellations, loss of valuables, thefts, illness, accidents and hospitalization.