The trek takes off from Lukla and conceding at a higher-elevation point of Gokyo Ri.One can enjoy breathtaking view of the surrounding valleys, glacier lakes and mountains.
Sagarmatha National Park (UNESCO World heritage site) located in the Khumbu region is a haven for Eco-tourists. One can also have a chance of observing and mingling with Sherpa, the local inhabitants of Everest region (Sherpa are most popular in the mountain climbing domain -assisting climbs and undertaking rescue missions). Musk dear, Mountain goats, Colorful Pheasants, Red panda and Snow leopard are common sightings in the region. Being predominantly Buddhist, the region consists of monasteries, many of which are aesthetically influenced by the neighboring Tibetan culture. Tengboche Monastery is one of the famous monastery in the region.
After the extensive exploration of Gokyo valley, the trek concludes at Lukla.
Early morning we fly from Kathmandu to the tiny airstrip at Lukla for about 40 minutes scenic flight; you will have time to stroll around, while the guide sort and divide the load baggage to be carried by porters. Guide will manage the lunch place depending upon the time of arrival at Lukla. We then take an easy walk to Phakding village for the overnight stop and rest of the time stroll around the village for local knowledge.
After breakfast we will continue up the banks of the Dudh Kosi, crossing it twice by small suspension bridges before reaching the village of Monjo the entrance gate of the Sagarmatha National Park. When enter the National park boundary we descend and a gradual walk brings us to the suspension bridge over the Bhote-Koshi river to Jorsalle village, the last village till Namche Bazaar. Namche is a prosperous trading town and the capital of the Khumbu Region.
We will spend a day in Namche Bazaar resting and allowing our bodies to become acclimatized to the altitude of (3,440m/11,283ft). You have full day leisure or visit Everest View Point hotel for wonderful panoramic view or stroll around the market, if Saturday can be seen many people in Saturday market for shopping to fulfill their daily needs and only one shopping market in the surrounding areas. Also you can visit Sherpa Museum as well a great place to learn Sherpa culture and history of mountaineering and stroll back to hotel for overnight.
After stroll around the Namche area, we follow on the gradual trail with few short up and downs overlooking magnificent view of the great giant snow peaks at Shanasa. Our trek ascents the left side to Mongla hill and continue down to Phortse Thanga. After lunch further few hours walk ascending will reach at Dole for overnight. A small place with few teahouses and enjoy your night at Dole.
After breakfast we climb to the scenic ridge above the Dole and the trail continues to climb along the side of the valley high above the river, crossing sandy spurs to reach Machharmo. Afternoon after reaches and refreshed visit Himalayan rescue association and overnight at the hotel.
Today, we climb up to the ridge and can be seen excellent view both down the valley to Khangtega and northern part to the Cho-Oyu (8153m/26741ft). Our route descends to the river bank before beginning the climb up to the terminal moraine of the Ngazumpa glacier. Afterwards the trail levels out as it follows the valley past a second lake, known as Longponga at 4690m/15383ft. Enjoy the lake view and after an hour walk will reaches at Gokyo village on the edge of third lake.
This may have full day rest at Gokyo or have chance to explore up to the fifth lake passing another forth lake and enjoy the view. This is great place and an opportunity to view full part of Mt. Everest and Cho-Oyu. You can see the Northern part of Cho-Oyu base camp and biggest glacier of the world Ngazumpa glacier; and stroll back to hotel for overnight.
Early in this morning we hike up to Gokyo Ri for the breathtaking view of splash a sunrise top of the mountain including Mt. Everest view and many more Himalayan scenery. This will be unforgettable life time memories and enjoy around the top. We have a great memories and stroll back an hours to Gokyo for breakfast. After breakfast walk back through the same valley down (minimum for 3 and half hours) then cross the river to the right valley up hills to the Phorse village for overnight. Phorse Village is interesting as it is situated at the middle of the hills above the river valley with pine and Rhododendron forest surroundings. At here, you will also have change to see the Himalayan pheasant and few others Himalayan animals. O/N at Mt. lodge
After breakfast at Phortse, we will mostly hike down hills, following the narrow trail to reach to the river valley, then we will have a gradual/ steep walk up hills through the forested hills of pine and rhododendron reach to Tyangboche which is situated at the top of the hill. On the way you have opportunity to see the Himalayan pheasant and musk deer etc.
Tyangboche is a very little place with only few tea houses, it has a biggest Buddhist Monastery called Tyangboche Monastery which is one of the prime interests to see. Evening, the monastery has a monks praying ceremony which is really interesting and you could be a part of this wonderful praying ceremony. Monastery itself is big and it has a wonderful colorful, and Buddhist painted walls, stupa which is great. From Tyangboche you can see Mt. Ama Dablam & Thamserku is just in front across the valley, definitely it offers the great view of the Mt. Ama Dablam. Additionally, Tyangboche offer the great views of Mt. Everest top with Nuptse and its high top, it is very impressive. O/N at Mt. Lodge.
After breakfast the trail lead you down to the forested hills to the bottom of the hills called Phungithanka, across the Dudh Koshi River cross with local suspension bridge, then prepare to walk long hill up again to the Kyanjuma the junction of the trinity ways to Gokyo Valley, Khumjung village and Namche Bazzar. Another 30-40 minute gradual walk brings you to the Khumjung Valley. After noon visit to the Khumjung surroundings, visit to Khunde Hospital running by Sir Edmund Hillary of Canadian foundation, which is the biggest hospital in Khumbu region, additionally visit to Hillary school and the old Monastery with the legendry Yeti scalps and enjoy the beauty with Sherpa people and enjoy with the mountains panorama with sunrise, breakfast then come over to the Syangboche airstrip which is situated at the altitude of 3700m which is known as the highest elevation airport of the world. If it happens to the best weather and great visibility, you may also see the Pilatus aircraft flying over to this airstrip. Further walk down brings you to Namche for overnight.
It is a pretty easy walking back to Lukla. However having said that, hike involves little up and down hills; follow the same way we trekked at the 1st day. It will approx take 4 to 5 hours walks to reach Lukla. While you will refresh up with warm hot shower, the guide will re-confirm the flights to Kathmandu for the following day.
Celebrate your success of the trek and enjoy the Lukla hotels and Tea houses surroundings. Lukla also have nice bars, restaurants and pubs etc. O/ N at Lukla.
- Airport Pickup and Drop
- Accommodation and Meals (Meals other than those mentioned in Itinerary, Welcome and Farewell are excluded)
- Domestic Flight/Transportation
- Trekking Permit (TIMS)
- Entry fee for the national parks
- First Aid kit
- Trek Guide
- Insurance for Guide/Porter
- Certificate for Trek Completion
- International Flight
- Additional Excursions (Applicable to those not mentioned in Itinerary)
- Trekking Equipment
- Personal expenses
- Insurance coverage
If the company cancels the booking in the case of natural disasters, flight cancellation, strikes, wars, riots, government intervention, weather conditions etc, the full refund will be made, plus you are entitled to take an alternative trip of the similar cost.