- Booking Type Instant Booking
- duration 12 days
- tour type Private and Group
- age requirement 10+ years old
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
- Maximum altitude 5360 meters
- Witness stunning panoramic views of the Himalayas
- Trek by beautiful blue lakes and majestic landscapes
- Feel free to explore on this less touristy trekking route
- Visit an ancient monastery at Thame Village
From Lukla, the gateway to the Everest and Gokyo region, we will hike all the way through Namche, Dole, Gokyo, Gokyo Ri, Renjo-La Pass, Lungden, and Thame Village. Due to the high degree of variation in elevation, you’ll be able to witness different types of lustrous vegetation. Rare species such as musk deer, wild mountain goat, lophophorus, snow leopard, pheasants, mountain hawk and snow duck can be seen on your way up. Don't forget about the fabled Yeti, who is believed to reside around the Khumbu region. So, watch out!
The Khumbu region is home to the mighty Mahalangur Himalayan range, home to the four tallest mountains in the world, Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8585m), Cho-Oyu (8201m), each differentiated by separate valleys. Gokyo Valley is renowned for its remarkable five lakes. Delightful turquoise lakes guarded by silver mountains is a sight you need to see to believe. Ngozomba Glacier, the largest glacier of the Himalayas, is another major attraction of Gokyo Valley, which can be seen all the way from Cho Oyu peak to Dole.
Gokyo Ri peak (5357m), another enticing attraction of this trek, has great views of Mt. Everest. Here, we can revel in a 360-degree panoramic view of the giant mountains including Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Nuptse, Pumori, Lingtren, Chola Peak, Machherma Peak, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru.
The Sherpa are the aboriginal people of the Himalayas, who have adapted to the harsh conditions of the alpines. A unique blend of Nepalese Buddhism and Tibetan Buddhism can be seen in the lifestyle and traditions of the highly religious Sherpas. Thus, on this journey we will also be able to see monasteries, prayer flags and scribbles that have centuries soaked in them.
Pack your bags, and get ready for a journey to the most awe-inspiring mountains in the world! Please see a day-by-day itinerary under the Itinerary section.
Our guide Kedar was extremely knowledgable and helpful. He answered every question. He made sure that every teahouse we stayed in was top-notch. He addressed all of my concerns. Kedar went above and beyond to make sure this was the experience of a lifetime.
Our porter Tika was also professional. Always smiling and in a good mood. Truly an incredible individual.
Words cannot express how beautiful the sights are on this trek. From the first view of Everest near Namche Bazar, to Cho-Oyu as you trek towards Gokyo. The lakes and the Ngozumpa glacier, and the climax, the views on Gokyo Ri and Renjo Pass. Every day brings with it views that will leave you speechless.
I highly recommend this trek for anyone interested in the Everest region.
I will be going back to the Himalayas and when I do I will be using this same company, I will be requesting Kedar as my guide, and I will be requesting Tika as my porter.
Thank you NEPAL ECO!”
Day 1: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding
Day 2: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3445m)
Day 3: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazar
Day 4: Trek to Dole (4150m)
Day 5: Trek to Machhermo (4470m)
Day 6: Trek to Gokyo (4750m) and day trip to Fifth Lake.
Day 7: Hike up to Gokyo Ri 5360m for a sunrise view
Day 8: Cross the Renju La pass to Lungden (4350m)
Day 9: Trek to Thame and visit Thame Monastery.
Day 10: Trek down to Namche (3440m)
Day 11: Trek to Lukla
Day 12: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel
- All meals during the trek (excluding dessert)
- Fresh fruit every night after dinner.
- Accommodation during the trek
- All necessary permits
- Round trip flight fare between Kathmandu and Lukla, with airport pickup and drop by private vehicle
- Experienced and licensed English speaking guide
- Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
- Use of trekking equipment if you don't have your own (including sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag and walking poles)
- Nepal Eco Adventure T-shirt and cap.
- Government taxes, service charge and official expenses
- Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily
- Assistant guide if group size is above 6 people
- Airport Pick up
- Airport Drop
- Meals and hotel in Kathmandu
- Airport pick up and drop with your international flight
- Nepal entry visa fee
- Travel and medical Insurance
- International airfare
- All drinks on trek apart from water
- Tea house extras, such as hot showers and battery charging
- Tips for the guide and other trekking staff
- Excess baggage more than 15kg for Lukla flight
- Desserts during trek
- Porters to carry your gear( Add on while
- Porters to carry your gear. You can add a porter to your booking at an additional cost
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Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.Other Practical InformationEssential Equipment for Trekking in Nepal Warm backpacking sleeping bag up to -15 degrees Celsius Comfortable hiking boots and spare boot laces Lightweight trainers/shoes for wear in lodges Waterproof jacket Waterproof trousers Fleece jacket Down jacket Fleece/sweater Lightweight fleece or wool vests Long or short-sleeved shirt; often more comfortable to wear than a fleece vest or T-shirt. Warm hiking trousers Underwear Warm hat (can be purchased in Kathmandu) Wide rimmed sun hat 2 – 3 pairs good quality walking socks Warm gloves or mitts Large rucksack or Duffel bag (55 to 70 litres) Rucksack liner or thick bin bag. Daypack (25 to 40 litres) Dark sunglasses High factor sun-cream Lip balm preferably with sun bloc Ear plugs Head torch/torch and spare batteries 1-litre water bottle Water purification kit (on trek you will need to drink 3 – 4 litres of fluids each day) Toiletries Small hand towel (Do not bring a large towel, they are bulky and heavy) Toilet paper (you can buy poor quality paper along the route) ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Non-essential but recommended equipment Walking or hiking pole(s). Light-weight windproof jacket. Neck warmer. Sleeping bag liner. Wet wipes Length of string or para-cord. (12 feet) Half a dozen clothes pegs. Safety pins. (For attaching wet washing to rucksack to dry while trekking) Plastic bags; shop carrier bags. These come in handy for a myriad of uses. Shorts. Camera. (Can recharge batteries for a small cost in lodges) Binoculars. Book/games/cards etc. Travel diary. Hand cleansing gel. After-sun/moisturizer.
How much money do I need to bring with me?
Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.
How much should my backpack weigh?
A properly packed backpack (not including your day pack) should ideally not weigh more than 13 kg. It is also important to note that if you are taking a flight to the start of your trek, many smaller aircraft have weight restrictions. For example, if you are flying from Kathmandu to Lukla, you are only allowed 10kg of checked luggage, and 5 kg of hand baggage. Thus, in case of a small flight, you should ideally pack a 10 kg backpack for checked luggage, and then add 5 kg in your hand baggage. You can then re-shuffel the weigt once you start your trek at the trailhead.
- Do I need a porter?
Do I require a porter for carrying water?
On most popular treks you can expect plenty of places where you can refill your water bottle, meaning you don’t need to carry a huge water supply with you. Bring an extra bottle of water if you are concerned. If you already have a porter, you can ask him/her to carry water as long as it is within the weight limit. Another option is to carry water purification tablets or LifeStraw, both of which can be found in Kathmandu.
When should I arrive in Kathmandu before the tour?
We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the start day of the trek because the tour operators usually require one working day to arrange trekking permits. Arrive earlier if you want to explore Kathmandu on your own or acclimate to any time differences.