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
to Phortse Thanga (3600m Beautiful view of
Tengboche monastery and verdant Phortse Plateau on east.
Good views of Thamsherku(6608m) Kang Targaa(6685m) and
Dole to Machhermo(4410m)
Walking through in beech, rhododendron and oak forest
till Dole. After here landscape gets rocky and only
few trees are left.
Trail follows the immense frontal moraine of the Ngozumpa
glacier to the Gokyo lake. Ngozumpa is largest glacier
in Nepal. Mean the time passing waterfalls, which are
||Rest day in Gokyo(
The panoramic view from the summit of Gokyo peak is
the highlight of Gokyo. Otherwise visiting to the fifth
lake will be a good trip.
||Gokyo to Phortse(3840m)
The trail continues to the east side of valley. It is
a succession of ascents and descents along the Dudh
Pangboche to Tengboche (3870m)
Follow the trail as a U shape. Over looking Pangboche,
which shelters the most ancient monastery in the Khumbu
region. Trail continues towards to Tengboche monastery,
situated in a glade surrounded by dwarf fir trees and
rhododendrons, and considered as the main Buddhist center
Trail continues ascents and descents. Crossing the Dudh
kosi river and retrace to Namche bazaar.it is a pleasant
and easy walk with panoramic views.
Walking through the forest and rocky cliff,
passing the villages and terrace to reach to Lukla.
- 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