Introduction:
An excellent adventure to Everest & Gokyo Lake with Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions, adventure starts with a short sweeping scenic flight to Lukla the gateway to Everest, trek starts from here, the route follows several farm villages offering awe-some views of the high snow capped peaks, with time to acclimatize, before following the quite trail to Gokyo and side trip to Khumjung village in the high valley and visiting the ancient Buddhist monastery here. At Gokyo, morning hike to Gokyo Ri top for the world’s most fabulous views of the surrounding peaks and landscape including the giant Mt.Everest, Mt.Makalu and Cho Oyu. This journey includes a visit to village seldom frequented by trekkers, the trek continues on with an incredible view of Khangtiaga, Thermasarkhu and the Nuptse – Lhotse wall with the Mt. Everest rearing above, making way through lovely forests towards Pangboche and Thyangboche the many highlights of the adventure. The views along the trail throughout are tremendous, panorama of snow capped chain of mountain ranges to all sides and many more exciting fun and enjoyment on the way. Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions (P) Ltd to Everest &  Gokyo  Lake region is an excellent journey offering grand sceneries and beauty of the surrounding landscapes, which combines all the highlights of the Everest National Park including Namche Bazaar, Khumbu’s Sherpa capital, glamorous view point of Gokyo-ri.

Trip Highlights: “Sensational views of array of high snow capped mountains, dramatic landscapes, verdant high valleys, Buddhist culture, warm-friendly hospitality of high land Sherpa, glacial lakes, striking view points, in the heart of world’s heritage ‘Sagarmatha National Park’.”

 

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu 1,300m via respective airlines.
Day 02: A day in Kathmandu with half day tour.
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla & trek to Phakding.
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440m. Approx. 5 – 6 hrs.
Day 05: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatisation.
Day 06: Trek to Dole 4,200m. 6 hrs
Day 07: Trek to Machermo 4,410m. 3 – 4 hrs
Day 08: Trek to Gokyo 4,760m.  3 – 4 hrs
Day 09: Trek to Na 4,440m. 2 – 3hrs
Day 10: Trek to Phortse 3,800m. 5 hrs
Day 11: Trek to Thyangboche 3,867m. 4 – 5 hrs
Day 12: Trek to Monjo 2,750m. via Namche Bazaar  6 – 7 hrs.
Day 13: Trek back to Lukla 4 hrs.
Day 14: Fly Lukla-Kathmandu.
Day 15: Free day in Kathmandu.
Day 16: Transfer to Airport for International departure.

Extension Trip with Great Adventure:
1 – 2 days Rafting at Trisuli River with 2 – 3 days Jungle Safari in Asia’s best National Park at Chitwan.

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport meet our staff with GA complimentary transport transfer to relevant Hotels, our guide will give you briefing of the Hotel, Kathmandu, Trekking, and related information that you might require while in Nepal with Great Adventure.

Day 02: Half day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
In Kathmandu, half day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu at places of interest, as Kathmandu valley is rich in World’s Heritage Sites.

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla & trek to Phakding.
Approx: 30 minutes flight to Lukla 2,800m with 3 hrs walk to Phakding at 2,652m.
An early morning start with a drive to domestic airport board as per the flight time board in the smaller twin otter or similar plane for the sweeping panoramic flight to Lukla, our trekking guides will receive you. The walk from here is gradual most of the way, with few ups offering views of Kusum-Kangru 6,369m after 2-3 hrs of good walk reaching at Phakding for the overnight stop in one of the best available lodge, Phakding village situated by the bank of the Dudh-Kosi River.

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440m. approx. 5 – 6 hrs.
After Phakding crossing the suspension bridge over the Dudh-Kosi the walk is pleasant with few short uphill and downhill and re-crossing the same river again, with magnificent view of Thermasarkhu 6,608m, then reaching a small village of Monjo after the last 20 minutes climb from the stream, after Monjo, comes to the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park, from here a short descend with a gradual walk to the Jorsalle village is reached, the trek continues to the last bridge over the Imjatse river, from here the walk is along the winding uphill path all the way to Namche Bazaar, with magnificent view of Kwangde peak, Kusum kangru Mt.Everest- Nuptse wall, Lhotse and the closer view of Taweche peak can be seen all the way up, from here 1hour walk up to the Sherpa’s capital at Namche Bazaar, the houses and lodges are placed in an amphitheatre shape.

Day 05: Rest Day at Namche Bazaar.
Necessary rest day for acclimatisation optional activities a short hike uphill to the Sagarmatha National Park Headquarter, a magnificent spot perched on top of Namche Bazaar with grand views of snow capped peaks and valleys, visit the museum with all types of information regarding the Himalayas, geographic, culture, mountaineering history and existing information on flora and fauna of this region, afternoon free at leisure.

Day 06: Trek to Dole 4,200m. 5 – 6 hrs.
After a wonderful time here, a slow gentle walk leads to uphill and then joining the main trail at Shanasa, on this area there is more chances of seeing the beautiful colourful Danphe pheasant (Impeyan Pheasant) national bird of Nepal and the elusive musk deer, and sometime even herd of Himalayan Thar (mountain goat). From Shanasa, Gokyo route diverts from the main trail towards north. The path climbs gently on the steep rock steps embedded in a narrow cleft in a large boulder, the two trail soon joins and continues towards a large Chorten on the top of the Mong ridge at 3,973 meteres. From this ridge, the path meanders in a series of switchbacks down a sandy slope to the Dudh Kosi at Phortse Thanghka.

After Phortse, continue trek to Dole, from here the trail climbs steeply out of the valley through a patch of rhododendron forest which gives way to juniper and conifers trees. In the spring time this place will be vivid when all the flowers in bloom. This path passes many summer pastures where the Yak and other cattle graze in this high pastureland. The trek winds through the Tongba village at 3,950m and Gyele 3,960m and finally arriving at Dole. A superb view of Khumbila and Tawache 6,542m can be seen throughout the walk.

Day 07: Trek to Machermo 4,410m. 3 – 4 hrs.
From Dole climb steadily along the side of the valley, rhododendron forest giving way to scrub juniper as altitude gains gradually. The trail climbs on a fairly level path for one hour to Lhabarma Kharka at 4,325 m and a further an hour to Luza at 4,390m, eventually skirting around a ridge to gain our first views of Machermo village, spread out in the valley below. There is an excellent Swiss chalet style lodge at Machermo, Arriving at Machermo on good time for the overnight halt and camp. Just above the village there is a superb view encompassing Cho Oyo 8,210m and all the mountains that flank the Ngozumba Glacier.

Day 08: Trek to Gokyo 4,760m. 3 – 4 hrs.
Today, head for the holy lake at Gokyo, following a very scenic trail to Pangka 4,545m and then descend slightly, following one of the glacial fed rivers which flow down the west of Ngozumba Glacier. Then climb a steep rocky incline into the ablation valley by the side of the glacier, passing the first lake. Soon arriving at the second lake, crossing the path which heads across the glacier to the Cho -La (another tough route to Loboche and beyond to Everest base camp) Coming to the third lake known as Dudh Pokhari and on its east shore is the summer settlement of Gokyo at 4,790 meters. Walking by the side of the lake, the scenery is magnificent with the peak of Cho Oyo and Gyachung Kang reflected in its emerald green waters.

Day 09: Morning at Gokyo for local hike and trek to Na. 4,440m. 2 – 3 hrs.
Today, after breakfast a hike to Gokyo Ri the highlight of this trip, the view around Gokyo itself is marvelous, for the very best panorama hike to Gokyo Ri,
a high ridge above the lake, Gokyo Ri at 5,357m offers breathe taking views providing a panorama of Cho Oyo, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Cholatse, Taweche and far as to Mt. Makalu in the east. A two hours climb brings you to this wonderful spot, afternoon walk to Na, after a wonderful time at Gokyo, just above the village at Na situated at the foot of the Ngozumba glacier.

Day 10: Trek to Phortse 3,800m.  4 – 5 hrs.
Trail leads to a descend opposite side of the Dudh Kosi valley to the village of
Phortse. Downhill walk is straight forward following the east side of the valley providing different views of the Khumbu peaks. We enter Phortse at the upper part of the village to camp among the potato fields, Phortse, magnificently situated village, beneath steep hills and overlooking the junction of the Dudh Kosi and Imja Khola.

Day 11: Trek to Thyangboche 3,867m. 4 – 5 hrs.
After a great morning with the view of the surrounding snow capped peaks, the  route  climbs and contours around the west side of the Imja tse Khola valley providing excellent views of Ama Dablam, the Nuptse-Lhotse wall and Everest. The trail initially has some steep drops but the paths are good. Then entering Pangboche and after lunch visit the monastery. From Pangboche head downhill again towards Imjatse River, after crossing the bridge, a gradual walk brings you at Thyangboche, a wonderful spot with a Monastery.

Day 12: Trek to Monjo 2,835m. Approx. 4 – 5 hours walk.
A short easy walk back to Namche Bazaar on the downhill and gradual path, after Namche Bazaar a downhill walk most of the way to Monjo for the overnight, Monjo village located near Sagarmatha National Park Entrance.

Day 13: Trek to Lukla 4 – 5 hrs walk.
Today the end of this great adventure trekking back to Lukla, a leisure and pleasant walk, with few short up-hills to encounter. On reaching at Lukla, last  dinner with the fellow Sherpa guides and porters.

Day 14: Fly Lukla – Kathmandu.
As per the flight time, (sometime the flight delays due to bad weather and other technical reason). Check in for the scenic flight to Kathmandu with panoramic views of high mountains during 30 minutes flight. On arrival at domestic terminal, GA staffs transfer you back to the Hotel.

Day 15: Free day in Kathmandu.
A free day in Kathmandu, inform our GA staff if you would like to go on another short tour in and around Kathmandu Valley.
 
Day 16: Transfer to Airport for the International departure.
Today as per your international flight time, keep your confirmed air ticket, Great Adventure Trek staff will transfer you to the International airport for your final departure from Nepal, the land of high Himalayas.

SAGARMATHA NATIONAL PARK
AREA (1,148 SQ. KMS.)

LOCATION: Sagarmatha National Park is located to the Northeast of Kathmandu in the Khumbu region of Nepal. The park includes the highest peak in the world,
Mt.Sagarmatha (Everest), and several other well-known peaks such as Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho Oyo, Pumori, Ama Dablam, Thermasarkhu, Kwangde, Khangtiaga and Gyachung Kang. The park was added to the list of World Heritage Sites in 1979.

FEATURES: The Mountains of Sagarmatha National Park are geologically young and broken up by deep gorges and glacial valleys. Vegetation includes pine and hemlock forests at lower altitudes, fir, juniper, birch and rhododendron woods, scrub and alpine plant communities, and bare rock and snow.
The famed bloom of rhododendrons occurs during spring (April and May) although other flora is mostly colorful during the monsoon season (June to August)

Wild animals most likely to be seen in the park are the Himalayan Thar, goral, serow and musk deer. The snow leopard and Himalayan black bear are present but rarely sighted, other mammals rarely seen are the weasel, marten, Himalayan mouse hare (pika), and jackal and languor monkey.

The park is populated by approximately 3,000 of the famed Sherpa people whose lives are interwoven with the teaching of Buddhism. The main settlements are Namche Bazaar, Khumjung, Khunde, Thame, Thyangboche, Pangboche and Phortse. The economy of the Khumbu Sherpa community has traditionally been heavily based on trade and livestock herding.

But with the coming of international mountaineering expeditions since 1950 and the influx of foreign trekkers, the Sherpa economy today is becoming increasingly dependent on tourism.

  • Pick up from airport and transfer to hotel
  • Accommodation in kathmandu  as your Budget.
  • Kathmandu valley sight seeing and prepare for trek
  • An  professional Sherpa Guide with Government License
  • Sherpa porter who will carry your baggage(2 person 1 sherpa porter)
  • Food in Trekking(Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner  )
  • All Accommodation during Trekking(Tea House/ Camping)
  • Necessary Trekking permits
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management system card)
  • Necessary Equipment( sleeping bag and Down Jacket)
  • All programme as per Itinerary
  • Necessary flight Ticket/ Land Transport(Domestic only )
  • Food , salary  Transport, clothing for Guide and Porter
  • Insurance for Guide and Porter
  • Rescue  Help
  • Lunch and dinner in kathmandu.
  • Any kinds of Drinks( soft and Hard Drinks)
  • Visa, international flight ticket
  • Personal Nature expenses
  • Tips for Staffs
  • Rescue and Evacuation cost

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu 1,300m via respective airlines.
Day 02: A day in Kathmandu with half day tour.
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla & trek to Phakding.
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440m. Approx. 5 – 6 hrs.
Day 05: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatisation.
Day 06: Trek to Dole 4,200m. 6 hrs
Day 07: Trek to Machermo 4,410m. 3 – 4 hrs
Day 08: Trek to Gokyo 4,760m.  3 – 4 hrs
Day 09: Trek to Na 4,440m. 2 – 3hrs
Day 10: Trek to Phortse 3,800m. 5 hrs
Day 11: Trek to Thyangboche 3,867m. 4 – 5 hrs
Day 12: Trek to Monjo 2,750m. via Namche Bazaar  6 – 7 hrs.
Day 13: Trek back to Lukla 4 hrs.
Day 14: Fly Lukla-Kathmandu.
Day 15: Free day in Kathmandu.
Day 16: Transfer to Airport for International departure.

Extension Trip with Great Adventure:
1 – 2 days Rafting at Trisuli River with 2 – 3 days Jungle Safari in Asia’s best National Park at Chitwan.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport meet our staff with GA complimentary transport transfer to relevant Hotels, our guide will give you briefing of the Hotel, Kathmandu, Trekking, and related information that you might require while in Nepal with Great Adventure.

Day 02: Half day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
In Kathmandu, half day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu at places of interest, as Kathmandu valley is rich in World’s Heritage Sites.

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla & trek to Phakding.
Approx: 30 minutes flight to Lukla 2,800m with 3 hrs walk to Phakding at 2,652m.
An early morning start with a drive to domestic airport board as per the flight time board in the smaller twin otter or similar plane for the sweeping panoramic flight to Lukla, our trekking guides will receive you. The walk from here is gradual most of the way, with few ups offering views of Kusum-Kangru 6,369m after 2-3 hrs of good walk reaching at Phakding for the overnight stop in one of the best available lodge, Phakding village situated by the bank of the Dudh-Kosi River.

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440m. approx. 5 – 6 hrs.
After Phakding crossing the suspension bridge over the Dudh-Kosi the walk is pleasant with few short uphill and downhill and re-crossing the same river again, with magnificent view of Thermasarkhu 6,608m, then reaching a small village of Monjo after the last 20 minutes climb from the stream, after Monjo, comes to the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park, from here a short descend with a gradual walk to the Jorsalle village is reached, the trek continues to the last bridge over the Imjatse river, from here the walk is along the winding uphill path all the way to Namche Bazaar, with magnificent view of Kwangde peak, Kusum kangru Mt.Everest- Nuptse wall, Lhotse and the closer view of Taweche peak can be seen all the way up, from here 1hour walk up to the Sherpa’s capital at Namche Bazaar, the houses and lodges are placed in an amphitheatre shape.

Day 05: Rest Day at Namche Bazaar.
Necessary rest day for acclimatisation optional activities a short hike uphill to the Sagarmatha National Park Headquarter, a magnificent spot perched on top of Namche Bazaar with grand views of snow capped peaks and valleys, visit the museum with all types of information regarding the Himalayas, geographic, culture, mountaineering history and existing information on flora and fauna of this region, afternoon free at leisure.

Day 06: Trek to Dole 4,200m. 5 – 6 hrs.
After a wonderful time here, a slow gentle walk leads to uphill and then joining the main trail at Shanasa, on this area there is more chances of seeing the beautiful colourful Danphe pheasant (Impeyan Pheasant) national bird of Nepal and the elusive musk deer, and sometime even herd of Himalayan Thar (mountain goat). From Shanasa, Gokyo route diverts from the main trail towards north. The path climbs gently on the steep rock steps embedded in a narrow cleft in a large boulder, the two trail soon joins and continues towards a large Chorten on the top of the Mong ridge at 3,973 meteres. From this ridge, the path meanders in a series of switchbacks down a sandy slope to the Dudh Kosi at Phortse Thanghka.

After Phortse, continue trek to Dole, from here the trail climbs steeply out of the valley through a patch of rhododendron forest which gives way to juniper and conifers trees. In the spring time this place will be vivid when all the flowers in bloom. This path passes many summer pastures where the Yak and other cattle graze in this high pastureland. The trek winds through the Tongba village at 3,950m and Gyele 3,960m and finally arriving at Dole. A superb view of Khumbila and Tawache 6,542m can be seen throughout the walk.

Day 07: Trek to Machermo 4,410m. 3 – 4 hrs.
From Dole climb steadily along the side of the valley, rhododendron forest giving way to scrub juniper as altitude gains gradually. The trail climbs on a fairly level path for one hour to Lhabarma Kharka at 4,325 m and a further an hour to Luza at 4,390m, eventually skirting around a ridge to gain our first views of Machermo village, spread out in the valley below. There is an excellent Swiss chalet style lodge at Machermo, Arriving at Machermo on good time for the overnight halt and camp. Just above the village there is a superb view encompassing Cho Oyo 8,210m and all the mountains that flank the Ngozumba Glacier.

Day 08: Trek to Gokyo 4,760m. 3 – 4 hrs.
Today, head for the holy lake at Gokyo, following a very scenic trail to Pangka 4,545m and then descend slightly, following one of the glacial fed rivers which flow down the west of Ngozumba Glacier. Then climb a steep rocky incline into the ablation valley by the side of the glacier, passing the first lake. Soon arriving at the second lake, crossing the path which heads across the glacier to the Cho -La (another tough route to Loboche and beyond to Everest base camp) Coming to the third lake known as Dudh Pokhari and on its east shore is the summer settlement of Gokyo at 4,790 meters. Walking by the side of the lake, the scenery is magnificent with the peak of Cho Oyo and Gyachung Kang reflected in its emerald green waters.

Day 09: Morning at Gokyo for local hike and trek to Na. 4,440m. 2 – 3 hrs.
Today, after breakfast a hike to Gokyo Ri the highlight of this trip, the view around Gokyo itself is marvelous, for the very best panorama hike to Gokyo Ri,
a high ridge above the lake, Gokyo Ri at 5,357m offers breathe taking views providing a panorama of Cho Oyo, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Cholatse, Taweche and far as to Mt. Makalu in the east. A two hours climb brings you to this wonderful spot, afternoon walk to Na, after a wonderful time at Gokyo, just above the village at Na situated at the foot of the Ngozumba glacier.

Day 10: Trek to Phortse 3,800m.  4 – 5 hrs.
Trail leads to a descend opposite side of the Dudh Kosi valley to the village of
Phortse. Downhill walk is straight forward following the east side of the valley providing different views of the Khumbu peaks. We enter Phortse at the upper part of the village to camp among the potato fields, Phortse, magnificently situated village, beneath steep hills and overlooking the junction of the Dudh Kosi and Imja Khola.

Day 11: Trek to Thyangboche 3,867m. 4 – 5 hrs.
After a great morning with the view of the surrounding snow capped peaks, the  route  climbs and contours around the west side of the Imja tse Khola valley providing excellent views of Ama Dablam, the Nuptse-Lhotse wall and Everest. The trail initially has some steep drops but the paths are good. Then entering Pangboche and after lunch visit the monastery. From Pangboche head downhill again towards Imjatse River, after crossing the bridge, a gradual walk brings you at Thyangboche, a wonderful spot with a Monastery.

Day 12: Trek to Monjo 2,835m. Approx. 4 – 5 hours walk.
A short easy walk back to Namche Bazaar on the downhill and gradual path, after Namche Bazaar a downhill walk most of the way to Monjo for the overnight, Monjo village located near Sagarmatha National Park Entrance.

Day 13: Trek to Lukla 4 – 5 hrs walk.
Today the end of this great adventure trekking back to Lukla, a leisure and pleasant walk, with few short up-hills to encounter. On reaching at Lukla, last  dinner with the fellow Sherpa guides and porters.

Day 14: Fly Lukla – Kathmandu.
As per the flight time, (sometime the flight delays due to bad weather and other technical reason). Check in for the scenic flight to Kathmandu with panoramic views of high mountains during 30 minutes flight. On arrival at domestic terminal, GA staffs transfer you back to the Hotel.

Day 15: Free day in Kathmandu.
A free day in Kathmandu, inform our GA staff if you would like to go on another short tour in and around Kathmandu Valley.
 
Day 16: Transfer to Airport for the International departure.
Today as per your international flight time, keep your confirmed air ticket, Great Adventure Trek staff will transfer you to the International airport for your final departure from Nepal, the land of high Himalayas.

SAGARMATHA NATIONAL PARK
AREA (1,148 SQ. KMS.)

LOCATION: Sagarmatha National Park is located to the Northeast of Kathmandu in the Khumbu region of Nepal. The park includes the highest peak in the world,
Mt.Sagarmatha (Everest), and several other well-known peaks such as Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho Oyo, Pumori, Ama Dablam, Thermasarkhu, Kwangde, Khangtiaga and Gyachung Kang. The park was added to the list of World Heritage Sites in 1979.

FEATURES: The Mountains of Sagarmatha National Park are geologically young and broken up by deep gorges and glacial valleys. Vegetation includes pine and hemlock forests at lower altitudes, fir, juniper, birch and rhododendron woods, scrub and alpine plant communities, and bare rock and snow.
The famed bloom of rhododendrons occurs during spring (April and May) although other flora is mostly colorful during the monsoon season (June to August)

Wild animals most likely to be seen in the park are the Himalayan Thar, goral, serow and musk deer. The snow leopard and Himalayan black bear are present but rarely sighted, other mammals rarely seen are the weasel, marten, Himalayan mouse hare (pika), and jackal and languor monkey.

The park is populated by approximately 3,000 of the famed Sherpa people whose lives are interwoven with the teaching of Buddhism. The main settlements are Namche Bazaar, Khumjung, Khunde, Thame, Thyangboche, Pangboche and Phortse. The economy of the Khumbu Sherpa community has traditionally been heavily based on trade and livestock herding.

But with the coming of international mountaineering expeditions since 1950 and the influx of foreign trekkers, the Sherpa economy today is becoming increasingly dependent on tourism.

Cost Include

  • Pick up from airport and transfer to hotel
  • Accommodation in kathmandu  as your Budget.
  • Kathmandu valley sight seeing and prepare for trek
  • An  professional Sherpa Guide with Government License
  • Sherpa porter who will carry your baggage(2 person 1 sherpa porter)
  • Food in Trekking(Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner  )
  • All Accommodation during Trekking(Tea House/ Camping)
  • Necessary Trekking permits
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management system card)
  • Necessary Equipment( sleeping bag and Down Jacket)
  • All programme as per Itinerary
  • Necessary flight Ticket/ Land Transport(Domestic only )
  • Food , salary  Transport, clothing for Guide and Porter
  • Insurance for Guide and Porter
  • Rescue  Help

Cost Exclude

  • Lunch and dinner in kathmandu.
  • Any kinds of Drinks( soft and Hard Drinks)
  • Visa, international flight ticket
  • Personal Nature expenses
  • Tips for Staffs
  • Rescue and Evacuation cost
Enquiry

Trip Facts

  • 5,357m at Gokyo-Ri top
  • Moderate - Strenuous
  • Tea-house / Lodge
  • Private vehicle & flight
  • Yes
  • Friendly highlanders the Sherpa of Mongolian origin Tibetan Buddhist religion and culture