Gokyo Lake, Everest View, 17 days trek/ 4 nights Kathmandu-total 21 days
Level: Moderate to difficult (max. altitude 5,600 m, much time above 3,500 m)
Best Period :March-May and Sep-Dec
High lakes, gleaming sapphire in the bright, white light of the snow mountains around them. Everest and surrounding peaks looming over you, and also Nepal's longest, highest glacier, behind sunny alpine forests. Prayer flags fluttering over stony trails, and the largest Buddhist monastery in Nepal. Spunky, apple-cheeked little children and thoughtful, hospitable adults. Silence, only broken by the occasional deer or pheasant. Nothing compares to being in the Everest region.
Day 01. You will be picked up by our representative from airport and transfer to the hotel.
Day 02. Free day in Kathmandu, night at hotel.
Day 03 Fly from Kathmandu to the remarkable short landing and take-off airstrip in Lukla (2,850 m). Get a good start by getting up to Phakding. Walk past a gomba (Buddhist monastery) set high into a rock face, a mani wall, through forest, and over a couple of bridges to reach Phakding (2,640 m).
Day 04 Today's path takes you through still mixed (Sherpa, Tamang, Chhetri) villages. As you walk through the oak, fir, rhododendron and magnolia, across bridges and rocky ridges, and by waterfalls, you'll reach the entrance to the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park. Eventually you come to the confluence of two major rivers - the Bhote Kosi and the Dudh Kosi, which you have been following until now, and which you cross on a very high suspension bridge. A long walk up through switchbacks gets you to Namche Bazar (3,420 m), the bustling district headquarters.
Day 05 Namche,
Day 06 Phortse Thanga (3,680 m).
Day 07 Machhermo (4,410 m).
Day 08 Gokyo (4,750 m).
Day 09 Gokyo Ri (peak, 5,340 m),
Day 10 Phortse (3,840 m)
Day 11 Pheriche (4,243 m), .
Day 12 Lobuche (4,940 m).
Day 13 Gorak Shep (5,160 m)
Day 14 The ascent of Kala Pattar - both summits (5,550 m and 5,600 m) - brings you to the viewpoint everyone interested in mountains dreams of reaching sometime in their lives. After gaping at the panorama of Everest in its full oversize three-dimensional glory you'll descend pst massive seracs back to Lobuche.
Day 15 Pheriche.
Day 16 Tengboche (3,860 m)
Day 17 Namche.
Day 18 Back to Lukla.
Day 19 On the flight to Kathmandu.Night at hotel.
Day 20 Free day in Kathmandu for shopping.night at hotel .
Day 21 Airport transfer or back to home.
Cost on your request
Cost quoted in itineraries includes:
Ł Airport-hotel transfer at arrival and departure
Ł Domestic land and air transport as described in itinerary US $ 236 per person
Ł Four nights 2 stars accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast Hotel UTSE or similar.
Ł All trekking and conservation area and national park permit fees,
For Camping or Tented Trek
Ł All meals, camping gear (except sleeping bags) such as tents, kitchen equipment etc, salaries and insurance for guides, sherpas, cooks, porters (who will carry 15 kilos of personal belongings per person) etc during tented treks.
For Tea House or lodge Trek
Ł All lodge accommodation, breakfast, salaries and insurance for guides, sherpas, sardars, porters (who will carry 12 kilos personal belongings per person) etc during lodge treks. Please note that lunch and dinner are not included in lodge trek costs.
Ł Re-confirmation of flight
Cost quoted does not include:
Ł Your international flight into and out of Nepal
Ł Travel insurance
Ł Domestic and international airport taxes
Ł Lunch, dinner, drinks in Kathmandu (US$6-15 per day)
Ł Lunch, dinner, drinks in lodges on teahouse treks (US$6-15 per day)
Ł Tips, souvenirs or other shopping