Base Camp/ Cholapass / Gokyo Lake Trekking
The classic walk has clear cut goal to see
Mt Everest. Many people find the sights along the way rival
the climatic views of the world’s highest mountains
Solukhumbhu, the home of legendary sherpas. the northern part
of solukhumbu area is encompassed in the Everest national
park, which was established to protect the fragile environment
of this alpine region. To the east of Everest national park
is the Makalu Barun national park, a remote and wild stretch
of mountain peaks and deep densely forested valleys. To the
west is Rolwaling valley, a well protected microcosm of cultures
and ecology. Beside Everest there are three other 8000m peaks
Lhotse(8516m) Makalu(8463m), Choyo(8201m)and in addition numerous
other peaks of lesser altitude but no less stunning. Add to
this glacial lakes, rhododendron forests, native flora and
fauna, traditional villages and ancient Buddhist monasteries,
all go to make this region a spectacular destination.
Gokyo valley is located in the west part of Khumbu and it
is far less developed and crowded than its better known neighbour
to the east. In fact, Gokyo valley has one traditional permanent
||Kathmandu to Lukla flight.
||Lukla to KTM.
access of the trek:
||Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse,
Attraction of the trek:
||Close Mountain View, Sherpa
||February, March, April, May, October,
||breakfast, lunch, & Dinner)
||Teahouse (Lodge trek)
|| 5 to 7 hours
||Fixed / Customized
to Day Itinerary
||Arrive in Kathmandu
Airport & Transfer to Hotel
Welcome dinner in the evening.
||Full day Sightseeing
in Kathmandu Valley.
We will be visiting three of the famous heritage sites
in Kathmandu. You will visit first the Swayambunath
Stupa (Monkey Temple). It is said that
Swayambunath Stupa is more than 2,000 years old, and
it symbolizes knowledge. The painted eyes on all four
sides symbolize the all-seeing power of Buddha. It is
an important Buddhist place where pilgrims from all
over the world come.
It is a 30 minutes
drive to Boudhanath Stupa,
another important Buddhist pilgrims site. This ancient
Stupa is considered one of the biggest in the World.
Every morning and evening, many Buddhist devotees come
here to pray and circumambulate enabling the visitors
to observe local religious practices.
of the holiest hindu shrines in the world,
The fabulous pagoda houses the linga of Lord
Shiva and people bathe in the Bagmati River with a faith
of cleansing themselves spiritually. Many Sadhus or
Hindu Ascetics live here. During religious festivals,
Hindus come to make offerings, and it is sometimes very
Durbar Square: This former royal palace
complex offers the elegant 15th century Palace of 55
win-dows, artistic courtyards, the Golden gat.
Square : Durbar Square an enchanting melage
of palace buildings, courtyards and pagoda temples,
is the center of Patan's religious and social life.
||Kathmandu - Lukla
(2860m) - fly in the morning for 45 minutes then Commence
trek to Phakding (2600m) - 4 hours.
After a very early start and an early take off from
Kathmandu Domestic Airport, a 45-minute flight is all
it takes to propel into the Everest region of Nepal.
The landing at Lukla (2800m) is spectacular and on arrival
trekking crew who organize the luggage and hustle you
off for tea will greet you. After a leisurely lunch
you will start the trek in earnest, setting off for
a gentle walk to Phakding (2800m), a further 3 hours
to the north. The trail leads through Lukla, past hotels,
shops and airline offices to the edge of the Lukla plateau
where the trail drops to meet the intersection of the
Jiri trail at Chablung. From here the trail follows
the Dudh Kosi north through the village of Ghat and
then finally to Phakding where you should spend the
||Phakding - Namche
Bazar (3446m) - 6½ hours.
From Phakding the trail continues north up the Dudh
Kosi Valley, staying 100m above the river on its West
Bank. The trail leads to Jorsale (2810m) where you enter
the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park. From here you
will continue on an ever-steeping trail to Namche Bazaar
(3446m), known simply as Namche. En route you have cross
the spectacular suspension bridge high above the confluence
of the Bhote Kosi and the Dudh Kosi, and shortly after
glimpse first view of Everest, way off to the northeast.
The trail to Namche is steep and long, but eventually
you will reach the remarkable Sherpa capital perched
high on the hillside and dominated to the east by the
immense bulk of Kwangde (6187m).
one-day rest for acclimatization.
Acclimatization is important before trekking higher,
and this is a scheduled stop, which will allow you to
gradually become used to the effects of altitude - the
lower pressure and the thinner air. You can spend the
day by taking a side trip to Thami or Khumjung, by visiting
the National Park Visitor Center on the hill above Namche
or by simply resting and browsing in the shops in the
town. Namche is a fascinating place simply to 'hang
out' and take in the culture of the mountains, from
the trading of visiting Tibetans to the stories of departing
- Tengboche (3867m) - 6½ hours.
From Namche you have to trek northeast on a direct line
to Everest, starting up the hill to the Visitor Center
and continuing on a reasonably flat easy trail high
above the Dudh Kosi. Ahead of you can see one of the
most beautiful mountains in the Khumbu - Ama Dablam
(6856m), as well as Everest but it is still far off
in the distance. At Sanasa you should branch off the
trail and head up the hill to the small settlement of
Phunki where you will stop for lunch. From here it is
a steady descent to the Tengboche. This is a beautiful
settlement where you can see the famous Tibetan Monastery.
This is the place where you have to spend overnight.
||Tengboche - Dingboche
(4343m) - 6 hours.
Descend from Tengboche and cross the Imja Khola, then
side hills gradually to Pangboche. An interesting Gompa
site above the main village. The trekker is the midst
of the Himalayas here with spectacular views all around.
Dingboche lying in a shelter spot above the Imja Khola
is generally more attractive. It is however note that
Himalayan Rescue Association has their aid post at Pheriche.
||Dingboche - Lobuche
(4930m) - 5½ hours.
The route past Pheriche slants over a ridge and stays
above the village. It joins the trail below Thungla
Beautiful views of Cholatse 6440m across the valley.
After another steep ascend the trail climbs up and over
the terminal moraine of Khumbu glacier. The trail is
rough in the parts. Stark and rugged beauty creates
almost moonscape Campsite at Lobuche a wind swept collection
of huts tucked in a narrow meadow between the glacier
and the Lobuche Peak6145m. Tawoche and Nuptse are particularly
spectacularly from Lobuche towering almost two kilometers
||Lobuche - Gorakhshep
(5200m) - 4 hours.
Kalapattar (5545m) or Everest Base camp 5357m - Lobuche
- 6 hours.
Start early in the morning to get Kalapattar. This is
the place from where you can see the wide view of the
Everest. Your dream will come true here.
||Gorakhsep - Labuche
||Lobuche to Dzongla
The trail goes uphill through rocky path.
||Dzongla to Gokyo
||Gokyo(4750m) - Gokyo
The path goes through rocky stones to reach to Gokyo
lake . possibly to climb Gokyo peak in afternoon.
||Gokyo - Dole
||Dole - Namche
||Namche - Phakding
- 3 hours, reconfirm the flight tickets.
||Fly to Kathmandu for
45 minutes from Lukla.
||Free day in Kathmandu
|Trek Price as per above program
|(The prices are varied as per group size):
2 - 3
4 - 5
6 - 7
8 - 9
10 - 11
12 + Above
Price in US$
Package Price Includes
- Airport Pickup and Drop
- All the ground Transportation by
- 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu.
- 1 full day sightseeing around Kathmandu
- All the meal during the trek
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
- Trek Permit & National Park fee
- An experience guide (trained by Ministry
of tourism), necessary trekking staff and their meal/accommodation/transportation/salary/insurance/equipments.
- Domestic Airfare (Kathmandu.
Lukla, Lukla Kathmandu. US$190 per person and domestic airport
Package Price Excludes
- Personal bar bill, travel insurance/International
- Items of personal expenses such
as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, tips etc.
- Nepal entry visa fee US$ 30 (duration
60 days from date of issue)- Available at Royal Nepalese
Embassies and Royal Nepalese Consulates abroad or on arrival
at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.
- All the entrance fee of temple
in Kathmandu and Pokhara
the meal while you are in Kathmandu