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Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Valley Trek

Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Valley Trek 17 days $16,50 Per Person

Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Valley Trek 

The Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Valley trek package provides you with an utmost spectacular snow topped high mountain scenery, experience of the Sherpa culture, and excellent tea house views of the Khumbu Himalaya of Nepal. In this trip, you can view four of the tallest peaks in the world, namely, Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Makalu (8463m) and Mt. Cho Oyu, (8156m). Trekking to the base camp of Mt. Everest starts with a very exciting flight from the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu to the Tenzing Hillary airport in Lukla, then an uphill trek to a beautiful Sherpa settlement and the trading capital of the Khumbu region called Namche Bazar. After a one-day acclimatization in Namche Bazar, you start your trek for another two days to Dingboche (4,260m). Another two days of trek will lead to Everest base camp, passing through Gorakshep, the flat land below Kalapathar (5,545m) and Mt. Pumori.

Trekking to the Everest base camp gives you a chance to witness the lifestyle of the Sherpa people, observe the amazing and unique flora and fauna that the national park has to offer, and visit huge monasteries and museums whose existence goes very far behind the time period. The best time to trek Everest is at the beginning of September to October/ November and March to April/May.

These packages start to be different than the regular Everest Base Camp trek after the 10th day. It is two days more walking to reach a beautiful dark blue lake called Gokyo Lake. Gokyo Lake is the world's highest freshwater lake. Before you reach this place, you reach the highest passes of the Everest region, 5420 meters, Cho La pass. From Gokyo RI you get a 360 degree panaromic view of Himaliyas included Mt. Everest.

Trip Summary

Trekking Duration: 15 days
Difficulty: Medium
Trekking Season: March to April, October to November
Accommodation Type: Lodge / Tea Houses
Maximum Elevation: 5550m

Highlights

  • Explore the beautiful city of Kathmandu and immerse yourself in the Nepali culture
  • Visit Namche Bazar, the trading capital of the Khumbu region
  • Take a side trip to the Sherpa village of Khumjung
  • Set foot on the base camp of Mt. Everest
  • Have magnificent mountain views of Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori and Mt. Ama Dablam along the way
  • Climb Kalapathar to get a stunning view of the Himalayan range
  • Visit the world's highest freshwater lake
  • Make amazingly beautiful photos with your eyes and your camara from Gokyo RI

Itinerary

Day 01 – Arrival in Kathmandu, hotel transfer and trip briefing

Day 02 - Fly to Lukla ** and trek to Phakding (2652m)

Day 03 - Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 

Day 04 - Acclimatization day in Namche Bazar; Trek to Everest View Hotel and Khumjung village and back

Day 05 - Trek to Tengboche (3860m)

Day 06 - Trek to Dingboche (4410m) 

Day 07 - Hike to Nagerjun Peak (5100m) and return to Dingboche 

Day 08 - Trek to Lobuche (4910m)

Day 09 - Trek to EBC (5364m) then back to Gorekshep (5181m)

Day 10 - Hiking to Kalapattar (5550m/) - Gorekshep then Dzongla (4830m)

Day 11 - Trek to Dragnak/Thangna (4700m) via crossing Cho La pass (5420m)

Day 12 - Trek to Gokyo lakes (4790m)

Day 13 - Hike to Gokyo RI (5483m) and trek to Dole (4200m)

Day 14 - Trek to Namche (3440m)

Day 15 - Trek to Lukla (2800m)

Day 16 - Fly back to Kathmandu

Day 17 – Departure for your onward flight

** For a walk in the Everest region it is necessary to take a flight to Lukla. Because of the small airport it is really important that the weather is good enough to fly. Only it happens more than once that the flights are canceled. You wait at the airport, some flights go and there may be a moment that cancels the rest of the flights. If you book a trekking with visionadventurenepal you will be determined how to act in this situation. There are a two options.

- You can decide to take a helicopter to Lukla and start your trek. The cost of a helicopter is about 2500 dollars and it can carry 5 to 6 people. If you choose this option, you will also be allowed to decide after how many days you want to take a helicopter when canceling the flight.

- You can decide to drive with a jeep to Salliry. It's 396 km away from Kathmandu and it takes 10 hours to drive with the jeep. The cost of a jeep is 200 dollar and it can carry 4 - 5 people. From Salliry you have to walk till Lukla, before you can start with your regular trek. Salliry to Lukla by walking takes 3 days. Also for this option you decided in the front after how many days you want to go for this option.

For both options takes into account the extra days that the salary for the guide and / or porter must be paid.
Off course visionadventurenepal is always open to deviate from your decision, if this can also be planned.

Price and Cost Details

Cost Includes:

  • Airport pickup and drop off
  • Two nights tourist accommodation in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast basis
  • Conservation/national park fees and all government taxes
  • All required trekking permits (Trekkers' Information Management System card
  • All meals during trek  ( Breakfast, lunch nd Dinner) Menu available 
  • Round trip domestic airfares (KTM-Lukla-KTM) and airport taxes
  • All accommodations during the trek (twin sharing basis with common toilet)
  • Government-licensed and experienced English-speaking trekking guide
  • Porters to carry luggage on 1:2 ratio (max. of 20 kg)

Cost Excludes:

  • International airfare and travel tax
  • Nepal entry visa fee (Tourist visas are issued upon arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Fee is 40 USD for 30 days stay)
  • Entrance fees for private museums, monasteries, sideshows etc.
  • Fly to Luka by helikopter/ using the jeep if there is no regular flight 
  • Personal donations for schools, monasteries, churches, etc.
  • Medical/personal travel insurance (must cover emergency evacuation cost)
  • Personal trekking gear
  • All meals and beverages in Kathmandu
  • All beverages during trek (mineral water, tea, coffee, soft drinks, etc.)
  • Dessert, snacks and dry food during trek
  • Personal expenses such as hot shower, telephone calls, laundry, wifi and battery charging
  • Tips for guide and porter (expected by staff)

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Trip Map

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Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Valley Trek 17 days $16,50 Per Person Map