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Everest bace camp -Gokyo lake tour/trekkinging

Everest bace camp -Gokyo lake tour/trekkinging

Day 01: Kathmandu (1300 m/4264 ft): Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

After you have had your breakfast we will take you on a sightseeing tour around the Kathmandu valley. You will visit the Hindu temple complex at Pashupatinath (a UNESCO World Heritage site) & the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath. You will also visit Swyambhunath, also known as the Monkey Temple, a 2000 year old temple, a visit to Patan City will enchant you with its famous fine arts and historical architecture. Evening checking all necessary things, overnight at hotel

Day 02: Kathmandu - Lukla (2,800 m/9,184 ft)- Phakding (2,652 m/8,700 ft): 3-4 hrs

After having a 40 minute scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, the Everest Base Camp journey begins from Lukla and continues to Phakding, which takes approximately 3 hours. Along the way you will have a view of Mt Nupla (5885m) Kusum Kangaru (6367m) and the Mount Kwongde Range. Overnight in Phakding

DAY 03: Phakding -Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283 ft) -5-6 hrs

Beginning with a slight climb to Jhorsalle, the trail passes waterfalls and other culturally and naturally occurring items of interest. During the day, you will pass through Sherpa villages and magnificent forests. The Rhododendron trees (Laligurans, National flower of Nepal) Magnolia trees and giant firs provide a breathtaking backdrop to this part of the trek. Along the way to you will be rewarded with your first glimpse of Kusum Kangru (6369m) Thamserku (6608m) Everest (8848m) and Nuptse (7879 m). (Weather Permitting) A steep climb up to the beautiful village of Namche bazaar (3440m) will afford you further spectacular views and a comfortable place to spend the second night of the trek.

Day 04: Namche Bazaar: Acclimatization Day

This is first 'acclimatization' day for this trek. Health experts always recommend us to stay active and moving during the rest day too instead of being idle. We either spend the day taking a day hike to Thame or visiting Khunde or carry out relaxed exploration of Namche Bazaar itself. Namche Bazzar is the main centre of the Everest (Khumbu) region and has government offices, ATMs, Internet cafes, shops, restaurants, a bakery and a colorful market each Friday evening and Saturday. If we trek a few hundred vertical feet during the day, it will help us to properly acclimatize. You will walk to the Tourist Visitor Center near the headquarter of the Sagarmatha National Park where you can observe an assortment of things related to the first Everest ascenders, Sherpa culture and learn about the various plant and animal life of the Everest region. If you also take an interesting side trip up to Khumjung and also climb up to famous airstrip at Syangboche. Just above the airstrip is the Everest View Hotel, a Japanese scheme to build a deluxe hotel with great views of the highest mountains on Earth. The Khumjung valley is surrounded by the snowy peaks of Kongde and Thamserku and the sacred peak Khumbila, hosts a well known monastery that houses a yeti scalp. We also visit Hillary School which is at the same site. After having lunch and spending some time in Khumjung, you walk back down to Namche Bazzar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Day 05: Namche Bazzar - Dole-(4,110 m/ 13,152 ft): 5-6 hrs

Climbing the hill to Khumjung, turning the north Gokyo route you can reach to Mong (Mohang) which is known as the birth place of the Saint Lama Sanga Dorje, the reincarnation lama of Rongbuk Monastery. The trail descends to the Dudh Koshi and enters at Phortse Thanga and take lunch. After Lunch continues The trail climbs steeply through rhododendron forests, passing many Kharkas on its way to Tongba (3950m) and Gyele (3960m) and finally Dole. Stay at Guest house

Day 06: Dole - Machherma-(4,470 m/ 14,663 ft): 4-5 hrs

The trail climbs through a huge rock at Lhabarma (4330m) and carries on to Luza (4340m).From Luza the trail continues to climb to Machhermo (4470m) where you can have good views of the mountains Machherma is the last major settlement on the way up to Gokyo. The beautiful stream flowing down from the Kyajo Ri and Phari Lapche mountains runs through the middle of village before draining into the Dudh Koshi. It is the place where Khumbu people got first sighting of Yeti in 1974. We visit the Himalayan Rescue Hospital here for a lecture regarding the altitude sickness, its precaution, and primary treatment. Precaution regarding altitude sickness is vital while trekking in the high altitude region,

Day 07: Machharma - Gokyo (4800 m/15,744 ft): 4-5 hrs

Passing through Machhermo the trail climbs and reaches Pangka (4390m). Beyond Pangka the trail drops and again climbs steeply. From there you can see the massive Ngozmpa Glacier and finally you arrive at Gokyo. Stay at Guest house.

Day 08: Gokyo Valley:Acclimatization Day

After having breakfast you can take a look around Gokyo valley. If you want to observe the best view you have to climb Gokyo RI (5357m) which is also called Kala Pattar but not the Kala Pattar above Gorakshep. From here you have panoramic views of Cho Oyu (8201m), Gyachung Kang (7922m), Everest, Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (4063m), Cholaste and Tawachee. Back to Guest house O/N at Gokyo

Day 09: Gokyo (5357 m/17,570 ft) - Thaknak (4750 m/15,580 ft): 4-5 hrs

From Gokyo the trail descends, looking at the views of the fine mountains and natural beauty, towards Thangna which is consider as the base of Cho -La Pass. Stay at Guest house

Day 10: Thaknak - Cho-la Pass (5367 m/17,604 ft) - Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 8-10 hrs

Today you need to start early (4-6 am) compared to other days on the trip. The pass is not itself difficult but it is steep and involves a glacier traverse on the eastern side. We need to be careful as the trail is vertical and the rocks glazed by ice add trouble to the trekkers making the trail slippery. We trek through the side of a frozen lake while we come to the top of the pass decorated with prayer flags. We need to pass through some crevasses before we reach Dzongla, another beautiful place with a complete view of Mt. Cholatse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Lobuche peak and the Pheriche village far

Day 11: Lobuche - Gorak Shep [5170 m/16,961ft] - Everest Base Camp [5364 m/17,594 ft] Gorak Shep: 7-8 hrs

The first section of the trail from Lobuche follows the narrow gap between the glacial moraine and the mountain wall then crosses tributary glaciers to reach the dry lake bed of Gokrak Shep. Stopping for lunch at Gorekshep, after we walk to Everest Base Camp and explore the area famous for so many climbing expeditions to Mt Everest. The Base Camp area provides an opportunity to experience the freezing and harsh conditions that mountaineers brave to summit this famous mountain. After exploring the Everest Base Camp, trekking back to Gorakshep

Day 12: Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m) and to Pheriche. [4280 m/14,070 ft]: 8-9 hrs

This is the most difficult yet rewarding day of our trek. We start early in the morning to catch the dramatic views from Kala Patthar witnessing the first light of day shining on Mount Everest. From Kala Patthar you can have a panoramic view of Everest Base camp down below on the moraine of Khumbu glacier and many mountains scenery; Pumari (7145m), Lingtren (6695m), Khumbutse (6623m), Changtse (7550m), Nuptse (7879m), the Everest itself etc. We can have as many pictures as we can with our camera and take the in view with our mind's eye to last lifetime. We make a quick descent to Gorakshep, a tiny hamlet at 5180 meters then trek down to Pheriche. It is the only place in Khumbu where barley is grown in the highest place; enjoy the scenery and overnight in hotel.

Day 13: Pheriche to Phortse (3750m) 5-6 hrs

After the previous day's tiring ascent to Kala Patthar, today is an easier walk down to the lower altitudes. Following the same route back to the terminal moraines at Dughla and following the wide valley of Khumbu Khola to Pangboche village. Now the trail starts turning up and down in every half an hour to Phortse. You will have an opportunity to see wild life in the area like mountain goat, musk deer and many species of Himalayan birds. Spend your overnight in guesthouse.

Day 14: Phortse to Khumjung (3790m) 5-6 hrs

After working few minutes down and one hour up we will arrive at Mongla. From here you will have a panoramic view of Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kusum Kangaru, Konde-Ri and Tawache peak. After working of about next 2hours we will arrive at Khumjung. Khumjung is the largest settlement village in the Sherpa land where you will have chance to see real Sherpas’ life style and their cultural activities, The village has also a high school which is funded by Sir Edmund Hillary Foundation and also an old monastery where they have preserved famous Yeti skull.

Day 15: Khumjung to Phakding

After breakfast the trail goes down through forest with pine, Jupiter, rhododendron and some few magnolia and birch trees with a great memory after crossing the suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River to Namche Bazaar. The trail descends steeply downward so we need to walk slowly and under control as our shaky legs continuously battle the rocky terrain to Jorsale Village. After that, the path has small ups and down to Phakding through Monjo. We stay overnight at guesthouse.

Day 16: Phakding to Lukla

Several hours of trekking today finally leads us back to Lukla. We will remind again enjoying the lush green scenery around and passing through the incredible mountain scenery and local Sherpa village until Lukla. Here we will reconfirm our flight tickets for the next day and spend the night. Enjoy the last celebrate dinner with your crew and overnight at hotel.

Day 17: flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

you will have a scenic flight of about 40min to Kathmandu. You will be transferred to Hotel and have a relax time for rest of the day. At evening you can take a easy and pleasant walk around the streets


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