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Gokyo & Everest Base Camp Trekking - 18 Days

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 18 - 22 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 12 people
Destination(s): Nepal  
Specialty Categories: Hiking & Trekking  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1298 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1775 US Dollar (USD)

The Gokyo and Khumbu valleys are arguably the most dramatic and interesting of the Everest region. This trekking explores the friendly Sherpa villages, monasteries, wildlife and dramatic mountain scenery of the area.

After breathtaking flight of 30 minutes to Lukla, we follow the Dudh Kosi valley to Namche Bazaar and then trek into the Gokyo Valley. The trail ascends gradually and we enjoy a series of short trekking days, to ensure proper acclimatization, walking beside the moraines of the Ngozumpa glacier and turquoise lakes to reach our destination lodge in Gokyo. From here we climb Gokyo Ri (5360m) to a view massif 8000-metre peaks including Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu – a breathtaking panorama

From Gokyo we trek via Phortse and Pangboche to rejoin the main trail to Everest Base Camp, which we follow to GorakShep. It is a short but steep climb to KalaPatthar from where the climbing route from base camp to the summit can be seen, showing the immense scale of any attempt on Everest. We also take the rugged trail to visit Everest Base Camp before trekking back to Lukla, via the beautiful Thyangboche Monastery.

Tour Itineary

Day 1: Arrivel in Kathmandu International Airport. Welcome by our representative and transfer our Hotel.

Day 2: Fly to Lukla 2800 m. for half an hour in the morning viewing great mountains. Lukla is the small town to start the trek. Trek to Phakding 2652 m. which will take approximately 2 hrs.

Day 3: Trek to Namche Bazzar 3440 m. This day is longer than first day. Approximately it will take 5 hrs and the last part is steep up of one good hour and from the uphill you can view the Everest for the first time. The weekend market with the local goods and Tibetan goods as well is the best attractions of Namche.

Day 4: Day to acclimatize in the Namche Bazzar. You will climb the hill near by the town which is 3800 m. where Everest View Hotel is situated and can be viewed the majestic mountains.and can be seen the Sherpa Villages around the area In Namche there are two Museums where the activities, reports, great triumph over Everest are collected. Along with this the culture of the Sherpa peoples who are the Heros of mountains.

Day 5: Trek Namchebazar to Dole (4200 m).

Day 6: Trek Dole to machermo 4470 m.

Day 7: Trek Machermo to Gokyo 4790 m.

Day 8: Excursion day at Gokyo valley. Climb up to Gokyo Ri 5357 m.

Day 9: Trek to Thangnang Kharka 5025m.

Day 10: Cross Cho-La pass 5330 m. Descend to Dzongle 4830 m.

Day 11: Trek Dzongla to Lobuche 4930 m.

Day 12: Trek Lobuche to Gorakshep 5288 m. There are few lodges and it will take approximately 3 hrs. There are the glaciers and crains and the trail is so excited coming closer to the Highest point on earth.

Day 13: Early in the morning climb up to Kalapatthar 5545 m. to view the Mt. Everest and other mountains. The view of the Mt. Everest, Everest Base Camp, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori and other Tibetan peaks with Khumbu Glaciers and icefall are excellent. Climb down to the Gorakshep and after breakfast trek back to Pheriche.

Day 14: Trek back to Tengboche.

Day 15: Trek Tengboche to Monju passing Namchebazzaer.

Day 16: Trek Monju to Lukla.

Day 17: Fly Back to Kathmandu. Overnight stay in the Hotel.

Day 18: Transfer to Airport for your onward journey.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Airfare Kathmandu - Lukla – Kathmandu
- Airport - hotel - airport transfer
- Required airport tax for domestic flights
- Meals three times a day (breakfast/lunch and dinner in trekking)
- Sagarmatha National Park entry Permit
- English speaking guide and porter/s with food and accommodation
- Accommodation in Kathmandu 2 nights
- Accommodation for 15 nights in the lodges
- Insurance of guide and porter/s covers personal accident and medicine
- Government tax
- Other assistance.

Price Excludes:
- Expenses of personal nature
- All sorts of drinking (water, beer, tea/coffee)
- Meals in Kathmandu allow USD10 - 20 per day
- Others not mentioned in inclusion above
- Tips for trekking and other employed staffs which is not mandatory but expected.