This trek offers you the bucket-list dream of achieving Everest Base Camp with the added challenge of conquering Cho-La Pass (5420m) and witnessing for yourself the intense beauty and magic of the string of turquoise gems known as Gokyo Lakes. In 18 days you will be blown away by the kaleidoscope of contrasting colours present amongst the incredibly wide variety of flora and fauna. In the Namche valley, keep your eyes on the lookout for the colourful danphe (Impeyan pheasant), Nepal’s national bird, as well as the elusive musk deer and Himalayan thar. Taking the main trail at Shanasa, you will have fantastic views of flanking snow-capped mountains of Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Nuptse (7861m), Makalu (8481m), Cho Oyu (8153m) and Gychung Kang (7922m) while hearing the forceful rush of foaming water in the glacial fed Dudh Khosi (Lit. “Milk River”) as you pass Phortse Village on your way to the high alpine pastures of Machhermo. As you approach the stunning,emerald lakes of the world’s highest freshwater lake system prepare to be amazed by the sheer scale and the way they contrast so intensely with backdrop of greys, whites and blacks present in the surrounding mountains and rocky landscape. Take in sensational mountain views from the summit of Gokyo Ri (5357m) before heading over the Cho-La pass and continuing your epic journey to Everest Base Camp and back to Lukla for your mountain flight to Kathmandu. This trip is not only about breathtaking scenery, be prepared for the opportunity to experience the warm hospitality of the Sherpas and to be invited into their unique world and culture. Highlights also include visiting famous Tibetan monasteries of Tengboche and Pangboche…Get in touch with your mind, body and soul…
These treks typically require you to do 6-7 hours each day over steep hilly terrain on usually rough trails but with no real extremes of weather. Treks in this category can include trekking to elevations of up to 5500m with daily ascends of around 400-700m.When trekking at higher altitudes, your body needs to adjust to lower levels of oxygen and this provides added physical challenge to the trek. It is important to be physically fit and to prepare your body by doing regular exercise prior to embarking on your trek. Previous hiking or camping experience is preferable.
Day 1Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel, welcome dinner, overnight Hotel.
Day 2Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu, preparation day, overnight Hotel.
Day 3Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2650m), 3-4 hours, overnight teahouse.
Day 4Trek to Namche Bazaar (3435m), 6-7 hours, overnight teahouse.
Day 5Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar, overnight teahouse.
Day 6Trek to Dole (4040m), overnight teahouse.
Day 7Trek to Machhermo (4410m), 4-5 hours, overnight teahouse.
Day 8Trek to Gokyo (4750m), 3-4 hours, overnight teahouse.
Day 9Acclimatization day in Gokyo, overnight teahouse.
Day 10Trek to Thangnak (4690m), 3-4 hours, overnight teahouse.
Day 11Cross Cho La Pass (5420m) and to Dzongla (4700m),7-8 hours, overnight teahouse.
Day 12Trek to Lobuche (4900m), overnight teahouse.
Day 13Trek to Everest Base Camp (5357m) and return to Gorakshep (5100m), 8-10 hours, overnight teahouse.
Day 14Trek to Pheriche* (4200m), 7-8 hours with Kala Patthar (5545m), overnight teahouse.
Day 15Trek to Monjo (2800m), 4-5 hours, overnight teahouse.
Day 16Trek to Lukla (2850m), 5 hours, overnight teahouse.
Day 17Fly Lukla to Kathmandu (1350m), overnight Hotel , farewell dinner.
Day 18International Departure
Price: USD 600This trek will take you on a journey of discovery. Each location in your itinerary has been deliberately selected to offer you superb mountain views.
Price: USD 900Highlights of this compact trip include a breathtaking sunrise from Poon Hill, walking in the shadows of giant peaks such as Annapurna (8109m), Dhaulagiri (8176m) and Machhapuchhare (Fish tail) peak…
Price: USD 1100Highlights of this trip include the Mt. Dhaulagiri icefall at Kalopani, visiting Muktinath Monastery, one of the most important pilgrimage sites for Hindu Vaishnavas and Tibetan Buddhists.
Price: USD 1100The Pikey Peak Trek is a well-known for its amazing sunrises and sunsets featuring the outlines of the most spectacular towering mountain giants.
Price: USD 1150This itinerary is perfect for people who have short time constraints, a love for the mountains and want all of this in a relatively easier package (below 4000m) than hiking over high passes to Everest Base Camp or Gokyo Lakes.
Price: USD 1050This trek is both remote and compact, passing through isolated Gurung villages, beautiful rhododendron forests and rarely-trekked high alpine pastures.
Price: USD 1000 Trekking in Annapurna region will give you a feast of high mountains such as Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna 1 (8051m), Annapurna South (7219m) and the holy Machhapuchhare (Fish Tail) Peak.
Price: USD 800This trek offers you the chance to investigate the rich culture and hospitality of the Tamang including the lifestyles, architecture of their mountain homes and ancient monasteries along the way.
Price: USD 1200Highlights of this truly unforgettable paradise include the Langtang Valley which is enclosed by snow-capped mountains and features relatively untouched Tamang culture and of course the high altitude sacred lake of Gosainkunda (4300m) in the South- West of the national park.