Gokyo Ri and Everest Base Camp, Nepal
Gokyo Ri and Everest Base Camp trek is a long and challenging trek where you’ll be glimpsing numerous breathtaking mountains, glaciers, and sparkling mountain lakes. Since Gokyo Ri is located near the Nepal-Tibet border which brings you to close to the views of Tibetian peaks as well. Moreover, the breathtaking scenery of four 800m peaks viz. Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu, and many more 7000 and 6000-meter peaks are spotted here. From Kala Patthar in the Everest region, you can sight 360-degree views of various mountains like Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, and Changtse. Furthermore, destinations like Namche Bazar, Gokyo, Lobuche, Lukla, etc. are popular checkpoints during this trek.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Arrival in Kathmandu. Our representative will assist and transfer you to the hotel. Check-in to the hotel, a short briefing will be done about the trek once you have checked in. Overnight at the Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Breakfast at Hotel. The guide will assist and escort you for full-day sightseeing including Patan Durbar Square an ancient palace that is converted into an open museum. The place offers you the beautiful and historic monuments, temples, architecture of the 16th century influenced by both Buddhist and Hindu religions. The tour also continues with the major sites i.e. Boudhanath Stupa & Pasupatinath temple. Both the stupa have gained equal value in Buddhist people. Boudhanath is one of the largest stupas in South Asia. Pasupatinath is one of the sacred places for the Hindu religion. The temple of Lord Shiva, where millions of people visit every year. Back to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2860m) then trek to Phakding (2804m)
After breakfast, we will drive to the domestic airport to fly Lukla. After reaching Lukla we are ready for the Everest base camp trek. We start to walk on the bank of Dudhkoshi until we reach Phakding. Overnight at Local Lodge.
Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3445m)
After breakfast, we start our walk to reach Namche Bazar, one of the biggest Sherpa villages. The walk continues through the Dudhkoshi, once we cross the bridge suspension we enter Monjo village. An entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park. Then we continue the steep trail to reach Namche. Overnight at Namche Bazar.
Day 05: Acclimation in Namche Bazar
Today we will have a free day in Namche Bazar. The village is headquartered of the Everest region as you can see many hotels and restaurants with many shops. We can also hike for 2 hours to reach the Everest view hotel where the Everest and Ama Dablam Mountain can be witnessed. Overnight at Namche.
Day 06: Trek to Thame (3844 m):3 Hrs.
After breakfast we will head towards Thame, the trail continue with the scenic of the Himalayas along with the village of the Sherpa people. The trail used to be a trading point with Tibet. We also explore the traditional Gompa in Thame.
Day 07: Trek to Marlung (4137 m):5 Hrs.
Breakfast and continue our walk through the alpine territory. As we are walking at high altitudes day by day so the thinning of air makes our walk challenging. The walk gets tougher but offers you the beautiful scene of the Himalayas. We will also visit several Gompa and Temple. Overnight at Marlung.
Day 08: Trek to Lungden (4600 m): 3.30 Hrs.
After breakfast, we continue our walk to Lungden. The trails get steeper as the thinner air makes walking difficult. The walk today offers the beautiful scenario of the Ngozumba glacier. Overnight at Lungden.
Day 09: Trek to Renjo La (4790 m) – Gokyo: 6 Hrs.
Today we will experience one of the thrilling and beautiful memories as we walk the 1st high pass Renjo la. We will experience the beauty of Lake, Alpine landscape, Rolwaling range, Maklai, and soon. Then we walk downwards to Gokyo valley. Explore the Gokyo Lake.
Day 10: Hike to Gokyo Ri (5483 m) and back to Gokyo: 5 Hrs.
Early in the morning, we will walk a steep trail. The view is eye memorizing of the Everest region Himalayas. From Gokyo Ri, the view of the Gokyo and the valley is an awesome scenario. Then after having some exploration we will hike down to Gokyo.
Day 11: Trek to Thagnak (4500 m):4 Hrs
Beautiful sunrise then we will have breakfast. The morning sun rays on the place are one of the stunning views we capture. Then we continue our walk towards Thagnak. We wake up to wonderful sunrise views. Even the pristine DudhPokhari (the lake beside the Gokyo Valley) shines with the sun's rays. After breakfast, we start to head further with the astounding views of Kusum Kanguru, Thamserku, Kangtega, Makalu, Lhotse, Nuptse, and various others. Then we reach our campsite at Thagnak. Overnight at local lodge.
Day 12: Trek to Cho La pass (5300 m) - Dzongla (4710 m):6 Hrs.
Early in the morning, we walk steep hills through the rocky trail to reach Cho la pass. The pass is at 5300m where we can see the eye memorizing view of Everest with another peak. After having some stunning views we walk down toward Dzongla.
Day 13: Trek to Lobuche (4910 m):4 Hrs.
Continuing our walk to Lobuche. The trail will offer you a scenic view of the Himalayas. The trail is the regular path to the Everest Base camp. Overnight at Local Lodge.
Day 14: Trek to Gorakshep (5160m) to Everest Base Camp 5,364 m
Today is our big day as we trek to Everest base camp, the walk to Gorakhshep is quite easy but steeply, rocky once we cross Gorakhshep following Khumbu Glacier. The trail offers you a beautiful view of the mountain. Lunch at Gorakshep then continue our walk to reach base camp. The feeling is indescribable once we reach Everest base camp. Walk back to Gorakshep. Overnight at Local lodge.
Day 15: Trek to Kalapathar (5554m) then trek down to Pheriche (4371m)
Early in the morning, we walk to reach Kalapathar, where we are offered the magnificent view of Everest and its neighboring peaks. Walk back to Pangboche and continue our walk downwards to reach Pheriche. Overnight at Local lodge.
Day 16: Trek to Namche Bazaar
After breakfast we continue our walk, the trail continues with the scenic view of Himalaya's, forest, and the beautiful village of Sherpa village. In the late afternoon, we will reach Namche Bazar. Overnight at local lodge.
Day 17: Trek to Lukla
Today is the last day of our trek. As we will celebrate our trek success in Lukla with guides and porter. Overnight at Local lodge.
Day 18: Departure Day
You will have your breakfast at the hotel. As per your flight schedule, you will be transferred to the international airport of Kathmandu 3 hours prior to the flight time and your tour ends here.