EVEREST BASE CAMP WITH GOKYO RI TREK 15 DAYS

The combination of Gokyo RI & Everest Trek is one of most challenging trek in Everest Region. Gokyo RI height is 5340m & the trails has continues ascent to each destination. There is a high chance of altitude sickness hence need good guidance of Trekking guide and rest at several area. Gokyo RI is known as best sport to view of Everest 8848m as well as Cho Oyu which is difficult to compare with other views point. You will have also challenging experience of crossing the path active glacier while heading to Dzongla. There is a technical Chola Pass which rocky steep narrow trail.

It is the highest zone of the Earth where oxygen level is less hence high chance of altitude sickness. Solo trekking without guide is high risk so one must accompany professional local guides in order to prevent and safety. Their instruction will definitely brings her/him confidence and to complete smoothly.
The walking pace should be smooth and the temperature will down till-17°C. Trekkers should well equip with trekking gears which keeps body warm, comfortable walk and require drinking plenty of water.

Trip Facts:
Trek duration: 15 Days Trek
Trek Start / Ends: Kathmandu
Trek Grade: Moderate, fairy challenging
Highest points/ Destination: Gokyo Ri- 5357, Chola Pass – 5350m, Kala Pattar 5545m & Everest Base Camp 5364m
Trip Type: Tea House
Guide: Experienced licensed guides
Group Size: minimum 02 Pax & above

Highlights of Trek:

Dedicated Staffs 24/7 service
Friendly experience Trekking Guide & Porters
Thrilling flight experience to Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla
Explore different ancient Monasteries including snow man Skull of Yeti
Cultural experience of local Sherpa & their daily life
Scenic view of high mountains Mt. Everest, Cho Yo, Thamserkhu, Amadublum, Kalla patter, Everest Base Camp, Khumbu ice fall where expedition begin to Mt. Everest.
Explore amazing flora & fauna of Sagarmatha National Park

ITINERARY:

Day 01: Fly Lukla- Trek to Phakding 2610 – Walk 3-Hrs
Day 02: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3440
Day 03: Acclimatization day – Rest & Free
Day 04: Trek to Phorse Village 3810 m– Walk -4/5 Hrs
Day 05: Trek to Machherma – 4470m – 4/5 Hrs
Day 06: Trek to Gokyo -4790m Walk -4/5 Hrs
Day 07: Acclimatization day

197842508Day 01: Fly Lukla 2840m/Trek to Phakding 2610m Walk 2/3 hrs
Transfer to Tribhuvan Domestic Airport and fly Tenzing Hillary Airport- Lukla 20 minute flight:
**Lunch will be served at best spot.
Trek to Phakding passing through the busy Lukla Bazzar then gently decent to the steep rocky hilly area to Chablung 2700m. Continue through the small porter tea shops & lodges, alpine forest later cross long suspension bridge of Tharo Kosi (Kusum Kangru Khola). Climb the high hilly trail which leads to Kusum Kangru [6367m] valley. After a few walk on through bank of famous Himalayan river Dudh Koshi to are of Ghan 2590m. Gently climb the trail than finally reach Phakding. The beautiful first trekking hub for Everest trail, check in one of the best Tea house. Enjoy lunch and later your fist trekking dinner than overnight on time.

197842508Day 02: Trek to Namche Bazzar 3440m –Walk 05/06 hrs
Breakfast at Tea house / Lunch will be served at best spot

Today, you have little bit long trek up’s & down to Namche Bazzar. Walk slowly since you will ascent the high hill to prevent from altitude sickness, follow the Dudh Koshi valley trail to Samphuti. You have several ups & downs passing the Benkar 2710m, waterfalls, Chomao, later reach Monjo 2840m village where Sagarmatha Everest National Park begins. Check in at ACAP center, the national park have numerous wild animals like musk deer, Himalayan tar, impheyan pheasants & many more rich flora fauna etc.

Rest at Monjo and walk steadily, after an hour cross the famous suspension bridge to Jorsala 2830m and later pass the meeting point of Bhotekoshi and Dudh kosi. Continue climb up slowly, up high hill there is a view of Mt Everest peeking over the ridge of Nuptse 7879m. Usually this is closed due to the regular clouds in cliff of Mt Everest. You can view the beautiful Namche Bazzar 3420m, gently down to the most wanted trekking hub, where you can find any kind of items, good tea houses, and restaurant. It’s a Mecca for Everest trekkers. Rest in one of the tea house, enjoy meal & overnight at Namche Bazzar.
Dinner and overnight at Namche Bazzar

197842508Day 03: Acclimatizing day at Namche Bazaar 3440m
Breakfast at Tea house
Today you will take rest at Namche Bazzar. Trekking in Everest region is walking in highest zone of Earth, you need lot rest and gentle walk rest to complete this trek smoothly. Altitude sickness is very uneasy disease for trekkers, once you suffer you will have headache, difficult breathing due to low oxygen. The best way to prevent from this is to have plenty water & follow the instruction of our guide, walk slowly. If trekkers cause from this than we will take special care for clients, need watching & evacuate as soon as possible through drugs. If not working then best to is to descend from area. More you come down you will feel easy. If you ok than can continue walk again to your destination.
Dinner and overnight at Namche

197842508Day 04: Trek to Phorse Village 3810 m– Walk -4/5 Hrs
Breakfast at Tea house / Lunch will be served at best spot

Wake up early today & start your adventurous day. This trail has magnificent view of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, Mt Everest specially the Mt Thamserkhu. You will slowly decent to the Kayangjuma to the small junction beside a rock and later reaches Sanasa. It is two junctions of two classic routes to Gokyo & Everest base camp. Turn right and ascent to the Mong 3973m is marked by Chorten where Lama Sangwa Dorje was born. The trail is steep from here but superb view. After an hour of walk you will reach Phortse Tenga.
Dinner and overnight at Phorse

197842508Day 05: Trek to Machherma – 4470m – 4/5 Hrs
Breakfast at Tea house / Lunch will be served at best spot

The trail is steep out of the valley through beautiful scenery of rhododendron & Juniper forest. The trail passes herders at Tongba 3950m then ascent to Dole 4090mafter a house where located National Park Check Post 3680 m. The park is protected by the army, there are several endanger species like Musk deer, colorful pheasant. Shy deer, Snow leopard, Himalayan Thar etc. There are few basis Tea houses and have magnificent view of Tawachee & Khumbila. Rest a while at Dole then continue to Lhafarma 4330m later Luza 4340m. Continue walking through the Kharkas, large stream then finally Machherma 4410m. This is the place where Yeti attacked 3 yaks and attacked Sherpa woman.
Dinner and overnight at Machherma

197842508Day 06: Trek to Gokyo -4790m Walk -4/5 Hrs
Breakfast at Tea house / Lunch will be served at best spot

Today, the trail has several ups’ & down but provides great blew of Thamserkhu, North part of Cho Oyu. After an hour you will reach at Chorten then Pangka 4480m. This is the tragic place where 40 people killed in 1995 due to the avalanche. It has also a great view of the glacier of Ngozumpa which meets rock walls. Gently walk through the bank trail of Dudh Koshi to Longponga, there is a small pond called Longponga & after a while Taujung. Continue your trek to the great Gokyo village, rest & later visit Dudh Pokhari Lake.
Dinner and overnight at Gokyo

197842508Day 07: Acclimatization day
Breakfast at Tea house / Lunch will be served at best spot
Rest day for acclimatization
Dinner and overnight at Tea House

197842508Day 08: Trek to Gokyo RI -5357m then Thaknak4700m – Walk- 4/5 Hrs
Breakfast at Tea house / Lunch will be served at best spot

The view from Gokyo RI magnificent, you need to ascent small peak call Gokyo RI approx 2 hrs. There is a panoramic view of Cho Oyu, gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholatse and Tawachee.

Dinner and overnight at Gokyo

197842508Day 09: Trek to Dzongla -4830m via Cho La Pass 5595 – Walk 6/7 Hrs
Breakfast at Tea house / Lunch will be served at best spot

The trail is challenging today so will start early morning walking down below the second lake over the moraine. We have to cross the active glassier where need to choose the safe path, there isn’t any fix path since it keep changes. It is an ice trail, steep, sleepy pointing ahead on the opposite side of Tragnag. After reaching here gently ascend the trail to north up to the small valley then cross the Chola pass. There are streams and traverse, just descend to the small pond. The trail is again steeply, deep snow which is difficult hence needs special care. After a while continue down to the valley. There comes finally a Dzongla.
Dinner and overnight at Dzongla

197842508Day 10: Trek to Lobuche49105364 – Walk ¾ Hrs
Breakfast at Tea house / Lunch will be served at best spot

Today’s trail is short but tricky; slowly decent the path & gently decent a while will meet the junction point of another trail which comes from Pheriche. Continue walk up to the trail approx half hour brings you Lobuche.
Rest at Lobuche
Dinner and overnight at Lobuche

197842508Day 11: Trek to Gorak Shep 5140–Kala Pattar5550–2/3 Hrs
Breakfast at Tea house / Lunch will be served at best spot

Today, you will ahead another famous destination point Gorak Shep.
Today, you will reach the elevation at 5580m, & the trail is rough & high need lot of energy to reach over there. This is possible & gently ascent passing the Solar pyramid where Italian research center than up to the steep rocky trail slowly passing the moraines. The trail often changes due to an active glacier under the moraine. After an hour hike to Gorakshep continue to Kala Pattar 5580m to view the massif world highest & mother of the mountain Mr. Everest 8850m. The meaning of Kala Pattar means “black rock” which was named by late Dawa Tenzing. You will get the first view of Pumori, later from the point of 5580 m, you will get mesmerizing & best vantage view of Mt. Everest 8850m. After an hour descent to Gorak Shep 5160m, this was very famous base camp for Swiss Everest Expedition 1952 has a small beautiful lake where different memento was established for climbers who lost their life during expedition of Mt Everest.
Dinner and overnight at Gorakshep

197842508Day 12: Trek to Everest Base Camp 5364m – Pheriche4240 Walk 7/8 Hrs
Breakfast at Tea house / Lunch will be served at best spot

Today walk to the Everest Base camp, the historical place for Mountaineers. The place where thousands of mountaineers still gather, some succeed, some fail, some never back. Gently walk up to this area, as soon as you reach over there you will meet lot of trekkers and mountaineers gathering, camps and mementos of those who lost their life. Later, slowly decent to Lobuche
Dinner and overnight at Pheriche

197842508Day 13: Trek to Namche Bazzar – 6/7 Hrs
Breakfast at Tea house / Lunch will be served at best spot

Breakfast at tea house/ gently walk down to Phunki Thanga than up to the Namche Bazzar. It is long walk and leg stretch since while down your whole body forced in foot and rough on knees. However, you will feel better to come down from high altitude.
Rest in Namche Bazzar, evening you can hangout the Bazar area for souvenirs for your friends and family from Everest region
Dinner and overnight at Namche

197842508Day 14: Trek to Lukla – Walk- 7/8 Hrs
Breakfast at Tea house / Lunch will be served at best spot

Trek down to the Lukla passing through the previous area like Phakding, Monjo, Chablung and finally at Lukla. Rest and overnight at Lukla
Dinner and overnight at Lukla

197842508Day 15: Fly Kathmandu – Farewell –Newari Home visit & dinner
Breakfast at Tea house / Lunch will be served at best spot

Early morning wake up to reach at airport on time since you will have huge rush of trekkers and villagers to fly down Kathmandu. Our priority is first flight but if you reach late then might chances of missing flight. The small plane never waits for passengers due to the high altitude flight. They need to take off on time.
Arrival at Kathmandu / Transfer to hotel
Farewell dinner at authentic Nepali restaurant with cultural dance show

Free-vector-people-icon 01 Pax : USD$ 000 Per Person Pear Day
exchange_0 02 Pax & above : USD$ 000 Per Person Per Day Twn Sharing

SERVICE INCLUDES:

Stay at Tea House as per Itinerary
Flight: Kathmandu / Lukla / Kathmandu (Round Trip + Airport Tax)
Trekking permits: National Park fee & TIMS permit
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, dinner (Local foods or any items from Menu except drinks)
International and National Airport Transfer
English speaking Trekking licensed guide
Porter: 01 porter for 02 Pax: maximum 14 kg each bag
Insurance for Trekking Guide and Porter along their stay, meals, salary

SERVICE EXCLUDES:

Visa charges
Accommodation, Lunch / Dinner whilst in Kathmandu city
Travel Insurance coverage, medical expenses, emergency evacuation
International Flight, Airport Tax
Expense of personal nature like tipping, laundry, and telephone/fax calls, alcoholic beverages, camera/video camera
Any other items not mentioned above

Complementary:

Free Airport transfer for arrival and departure with mineral water bottle
2 Night local Home stay at Kathmandu
Guide assistance at airport, shopping and other services at Kathmandu
Welcoming Kits
Sleeping bags / Tent / Duffle bags/ Map / T-shirt and Cap

two-people-emoticon_318-9106 Trekking gears
The clothing you bring will need to allow for both the warmth of the days and the chill of the nights. While trekking during the day at lower altitudes, lightweight trekking trousers and T-shirts are recommended. It’s always a good idea to carry a waterproof jacket and some warmer clothing with you though as mountain weather is notoriously unpredictable. For the cold nights, thermal underwear, a warm fleece jacket and even a down jacket will help to keep you warm.

two-people-emoticon_318-9106Sleeping bag
Down-filled bags are better. Beg, borrow or steal a good one (ie 4-5 season) because high altitude nights will be cool. Good down is fluffy, light and thick. A muff (an extra section around the neck) makes a big difference to the overall warmth of a bag. Reasonable sleeping bags are cheaply available for rent in Kathmandu. Alternatively add a fleece sleeping bag liner to add warmth to a 3-4 season bag.

two-people-emoticon_318-9106Kitbag (duffel bag / duffle bag)
For all the treks your gear that is carried by the porters or yaks is best packed in a strong kitbag. A simple design without wheels and without foldable handles is best. You can buy in Kathmandu, although they are not as tough as say the North Face Base Camp Duffel.

two-people-emoticon_318-9106Boots
For a happy trek you need comfortable feet. Good boots have: good ankle support, plenty of toe room for long descents, a stiff sole to lessen twisting torsion, and are light because with every step you lift your boot up. Look at the inner lining – leather is good and Cambrelle is even better, a material that eats smelly feet bacteria. Good lightweight trekking boots or light all leather boots are perfect. Boots must be lightly worn in before trekking and this should include some steep hills to show up trouble spots. The longer the trek, the better the boots you need.

two-people-emoticon_318-9106Socks
In the low country your feet will be warm or even hot while walking so quality cotton mix sports socks are best. Three to four pairs are enough. Thick trekking socks are better for higher up and cool evenings, four pairs. Mostly modern trekking boots fit snugly so wearing two pairs of socks at the same time is impractical.

two-people-emoticon_318-9106Sleeping bag liner
Cotton, silk or fleece. Saves washing your sleeping bag and adds warmth. Cotton or silk ones can be made in Kathmandu but are more easily bought from home. Fleece ones are readily available in Kathmandu and cost around $10 per day

two-people-emoticon_318-9106Daypack
This should be comfortable and a good waist band that transfers some of the weight to the hips is most important. It needs to be big enough to take a jacket, fleece, water, camera and odds and ends.

two-people-emoticon_318-9106Camp shoes/sandals/flip-flops
A luxury for your feet at the end of the day. Sandals or running shoes. Flip-flops, available for cheap in Kathmandu, are a necessity for showers during the trek.

two-people-emoticon_318-9106Fleece jacket/vest
Most trekkers consider this essential, but alternatives are a thick thermal top or a light down jacket. In Kathmandu you can get almost any sort of fleece you need.

two-people-emoticon_318-9106Down jacket/vest
Almost essential for the cool evenings. If you don’t already have a jacket, they are easily rented in Kathmandu for around $1 a day. A down jacket is the best option, although a vest can also be brought along.

two-people-emoticon_318-9106Wind/rain jacket
Waterproof and breathable. Plastic ponchos or non-breathable raincoats are not suitable. Gore-tex (or similar) jackets are recommended for treks over passes or climbing trips. Lighter jackets should be a second jacket, easy to throw in the daypack for warmer days.

two-people-emoticon_318-9106Thermal shirts/underwear
Good thermals, both tops and bottoms, are one of the secrets to cold weather trekking comfort. Expedition-weight thermals are the most versatile and can be worn as your high altitude trekking top or under pants on extremely cold days. Zip-up tops are great for changeable weather.

two-people-emoticon_318-9106Nightwear thermals
Silk-weight is lightest and warm, mid-weight is perfect. Great for warm nights in the sleeping bag!
Fleece/sweatpants
Great for the chilly evenings, thicker is better (except for when the stoves in the teahouses really heat up!). Readily available in Kathmandu.

two-people-emoticon_318-9106Day-wear shirt
T-shirts are popular but a cotton shirt or mixed yarn travel shirt is more versatile. The collar protects the back of your neck and the sleeves can be rolled up or down. Take two or three so you can swap damp for dry.

two-people-emoticon_318-9106Wind pants
If your trekking pants are reasonably windproof then special wind pants are not needed. If you do bring a pair, it is not necessary to have Gore-tex. Similar, non-waterproof is quite OK.

two-people-emoticon_318-9106Trekking pants
You will live in these. Light material, loose and dark-coloured is best. You can survive with only one pair, although two is better.

two-people-emoticon_318-9106Underwear
4 to 7 pairs.
Warm hat/balaclava
Nice for the evenings, hats essential for cold trekking days. Joel brings at least 5 wool hats, you might get away with fewer!

two-people-emoticon_318-9106Neck gaiter
For winter trekking they are really the best for staying warm!
Trekking poles
Definitely useful, especially on steep, rough terrain, but if you are not used to using them you can survive without.

two-people-emoticon_318-9106Sunglasses
Suitable for snow, its bright up there, but specialised glacier glasses with side pieces are not needed. Contact lens wearers report very few problems except cleaning them in the conditions. Ski goggles are unnecessary.

two-people-emoticon_318-9106Mittens/gloves
A good pair of wind-proof gloves is essential. Available in Kathmandu for cheap if you don’t have a pair.

two-people-emoticon_318-9106Water bottle
Should be one liter or more in capacity, take boiling water and be leak-proof. Nalgene or a similar brand, or European fuel bottles, are best. You need AT LEAST 2 water bottles, or at least 1 water bottle IN ADDITION to a Camelback or hydration system. Naglene’s are great, available in Kathmandu, real or fake.

two-people-emoticon_318-9106Pee bottle
Very useful on cold nights! Can buy a cheap one in Kathmandu.

two-people-emoticon_318-9106Torch / Flashlight
Petzl Tikka’s and other similar torches with LED bulbs rule. They are adequate for climbing although many people prefer a second torch. Most of the teahouses still don’t have lights in the rooms, so headlamps are ideal for reading in bed. Also essential for trips to the toilet at night!

two-people-emoticon_318-9106Toiletries and odds & ends
Essentials for the month only, and available en route in Namche and most lodges. There are a surprising number of showers or buckets of hot water available. The smallest tube of toothpaste is perfect for a month. We provide toilet paper for expeditions, you bring or buy along the way for tea-house treks. Deodorant can spare you grief with your room mate/tent partner…

two-people-emoticon_318-9106Towel
Bring only a small one trekking, or a camp towel. In Kathmandu the hotel supplies towels.
Sunscreen and lip balm with sunscreen
The sun is strong at altitude, especially after snow. Bring at least sunscreen and lip balm with SPF 15, and better still SPF 30+.

two-people-emoticon_318-9106Moisturiser
A small tube for sensitive or well cared for skins. The air is dry and the sun harsh.

two-people-emoticon_318-9106Sun hat
A baseball cap is ideal. Bring 5, if you like to change colors every day like Joel does. A wide-brim sun hat is also good.

two-people-emoticon_318-9106First aid kit
We carry one with aspirin, paracetamol, ibuprofin, decongestants, lozenges, various antibiotics for Nepalese varieties of diarrhoea and chests infections, Diamox (an acclimatizing aid drug), antiseptic, antihistamine cream, rehydration, bandages and band-aids, tough blister tape (but not moleskin).
You should bring any personal medicines that you need.

two-people-emoticon_318-9106Water purification
A bottle of iodine tablets such as Potable Aqua, Polar Pur or Couglans. We mostly use to water from the lodges but occasionally take water from the streams. The use of mineral water is discouraged from an environmental point of view, but is available everywhere.

two-people-emoticon_318-9106Camera and video camera
See the separate discussion.

two-people-emoticon_318-9106Money-pouch/belt/inside pocket
Most people find wearing one while trekking is a hassle and keep it buried in their kitbag or daypack. The Kathmandu hotel has safety deposit boxes.

two-people-emoticon_318-9106Snow gaiters
Not needed but if you have them, bring them.

two-people-emoticon_318-9106Crampons and ice axe
You can hire

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