This 20-day Everest Base Camp trek has everything: the incredible mountain views from Chukung, Kala Pattar and Gokyo Ri. Popularly known as "The Ultimate Trek," it includes all that the Khumbu has to offer including the fascinating villages and Tibetan Buddhist monasteries and the culture and hospitality of the Sherpa people, who will surely win your hearts. After starting with a flight to Lukla (2,805m/9,200ft) we trek up to Kala Pattar view point (5,550m/18,200ft) trek up the Khumbu Glacier to Everest Base camp set under the awesome Khumbu Icefall. Then we veer off the main trail to cross the Cho La pass (5,422m/17,783ft) into the Gokyo Valley. To top off this unique trek we climb Gokyo Ri (5,488m/18,000ft) for a panoramic view of the greatest mountain scenery in the world - including five 8000+m/26,000+ft giants and myriad other peaks of the Khumbu Himal.
Moderate to strenuous Everest base camp treks from 2,805m (9,200ft) to 4,940m (16,200ft) with one pass crossing of 5,422m (17,783ft) and day hikes up to 5550m (18,200ft). Accommodation in comfortable lodges run by Sherpa families. The trek starts with a flight from Kathmandu and includes all meals, services of experienced Sherpa trek guide and porters to carry luggage. Clients carry a light day-pack only and walk at their own pace.This 20-day Everest Base Camp trek has everything: the incredible mountain views from Chukung, Kala Pattar and Gokyo Ri. Popularly known as "The Ultimate Trek," it includes all that the Khumbu has to offer including the fascinating villages and Tibetan Buddhist monasteries and the culture and hospitality of the Sherpa people, who will surely win your hearts. After starting with a flight to Lukla (2,805m/9,200ft) we trek up to Kala Pattar view point (5,550m/18,200ft) trek up the Khumbu Glacier to Everest Base camp set under the awesome Khumbu Icefall. Then we veer off the main trail to cross the Cho La pass (5,422m/17,783ft) into the Gokyo Valley. To top off this unique trek we climb Gokyo Ri (5,488m/18,000ft) for a panoramic view of the greatest mountain scenery in the world - including five 8000+m/26,000+ft giants and myriad other peaks of the Khumbu Himal.
Day 01 :Arrival Kathmandu
Arrival Kathmandu, transfer to hotel
Day 02 : Sight-seeing of Kathmandu:
Leave for full day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley includes the Hindu temple complex at Pashupatinath (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) & the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath. Also visit Monkey Temple the Swyambhunath (2000 years old temple) and visit Patan city of fine arts. Back to hotel and stay.
Day 03 :Flight from KTM - Lukla
Flight from KTM - Lukla. Trek to Phakding (2,652m).
Day 04 :Phakding to Namche (3,440m)
Beginning with a slight climb to Jhorsalle, the trail passes a waterfall. All day, we pass villages interspersed with magnificent forest- rhododendron, magniolia trees and giant firs. And on the way to walking you will be rewarded (weather permitting) your first glimpse of Kusum Kanggru (6369m) Thamserku (6608m) Everest (8848m) and Nuptse (7879 m). A steep climb up to the beautiful village of Namche Bazaar (3440m).
Day 05 :Acclimatization day in Namche
Acclimatization is most important before proceeding to a higher elevation. It is therefore recommended that you take a short days hike to Thame, Khunde or Khumjung or relax and explore the sherpa culture of Namche.
Day 06 :Namchebazaar to Phortse Thanga
Leave Namche along the direction of the gompa and turn right afater the large rocks engraved with Buddhist images.The trek climbs the hill to Khumjung and descends to the valley of Dudhkoshi and arrives at Phortse Thanga (3,500m) which offers supreb views of Thamserku(6,608m), Kangtewa.
Day 07 :Phortse Thanga to Machermo
This will be another short day trek to aid acclimatization to the altitude.The path goes through the middle of forest and offers the first view of Cho you peak (8,153m), working , through rhododendron forest and juniper and large conifers appear as the elevation increases making the trekking beautiful in spring. The trail passes through kharkas and summer settlements to Dole after that We will work across a rocky terrain scattered with a few dwarf rhododendrons. Staying overnight at Machermo at (4,410m).
Day 08 :Machermo to Gokyo Lakes
The trail climbs a ridge for an excellent view both down the valley to Kengtega and up towards Cho Oyu and descend to a river and again climbs steep to the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpz glacier. A few lakes appear on the trail and finally reach to Gokyo (4,750m), which is a collection of stone houses and walled pastures on the shores of large lake. The mountain views in the Gokyo region are spectacular. A two-hour climbing on Gokyo Ri (5350m), the small peak above the lake provides panoramic views of Cho Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Lhotse, Makalu, cholatse and Tawache.
Day 09 :Gokyo Lake explore around:
The excursion to the Gokyo peak usually starts early in the morning. The climb is quite steep first 30 minutes, it will take you an hour to reach the top with its traditional prayer flags. From where you will have a magnificent view of highest peaks, from the west to east are Cho you (8,153m), Gyachung Kang (7,922m), Everest ( 8848m), Lhotse (8,501m) and further way Makalu, On the way to descent you can enjoy, superb view of Gokyo Lake.
Day 10 :Gokyo Lake to Thangnak
We will cross Gokyo glacier, about 4 hour working down to Thangnak. (4700m).
Day 11 :Cho La crossing- Dzongla
The trek through Cho La Pass (5,330m), while this is a rather difficult route, requires some mountaineering experience and well equipped. We suggest bringing warm clothing and some extra food. The pass is not difficult but it is steep and involves a glacier crossing. There are no technical problems and there is a trail in the rocks besides the icefall.
Day 12 :Cho La crossing- Dzongle
Cho La crossing- Dzongle
Day 13 :Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,140m)
The trail from Lobuche follows the grassy ablation valley with great views of Pumori then crosses tributary glaciers to reach the dry lake bed of Gokrakchep. After having a lunch in Gorakshep, we then climb the 5545m Kala Patthar for incredible views of Everest and Everest base camp and back to Gorakchep.
Day 14 :Gorekshep to Everest Base Camp and back to Lobuche
Early morning we walk to Everest Base Camp, visit base camp area and work down to Lobuche.
Day 15 :Lobuche to Dingboche
Staying the night at Dingboche (4,343m), makes an interesting accommodation alternative.
Day 16 :Dingboche to Tengboche
Work down to Tengboche(3,867m), sits on a saddle at 3870 m in a clearing surrounded by dwarf fires and rhododendrons, Kwongde (6187m) Tawache(6542m) Everest (8848m) Nuptse (7855m) Lhotse (8618m) Amadablam (6856m) Thamserku (6608m) provide and inspiring panorama of Himalayan giants. We visit the monastry at Tengboche, the largest in khumbu region.
Day 17 :Tengboche to Namche
Tengboche to Namche
Day 18 :Namche to Lukla
Namche to Lukla.
Day 19 :Flight: Lukla - Ktm
Flight: Lukla - Ktm , hotel
Day 20 :Ktm free day
Ktm free day, evening culture show & Nepali dinner, hotel.
Day 21 :Final departure
Final departure, transfer to airport If above itinerary couldn�t meet your needs, we can design a tailor-made itinerary to suit your needs. Please let us know whether you would like to make it shorter or longer.