This 13 day trek is slightly longer than the normal Everest Basecamp trek (12 days) and will take you off the beaten track, deep into the Everest Region. You will get to experience a wide range of scenery, from rivers and forests to the beautiful tuquoise lakes of the Gokyo Valley. During this trek, you will also have the chance to learn about the history and culture of the Sherpa people, visit colourful monasteries, and tiny villages. You will see some of the highest mountains in the world- Mt. Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Nuptse, Amadablam, Pumori from iconic view points over 5000m such as Gokyo Ri and Kalapatthar.
Be prepared for a challenge as this trek will take you across the Chola Pass, which connects Everest Base Gamp with Gokyo Lakes. This will involve a steep and slippery trek across a glacier, but is well worth it for the views at the top of the Pass.
Day by Day Itinerary:
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1300 m/4264 ft)
Day 02: Fly to Lukla (2,800 m/9,184 ft), trek to Phakding (2,652 m/8,700 ft): 3 - 4 hours
Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283 ft): 5 - 6 hours
Day 04: Namche Bazaar: acclimatization
Day 05: Namche Bazaar to Phorse (3810 m/ 12,496 ft): 5 - 6 hours
Day 06: Phorse Village to Machhermo-(4,470 m/ 14,663 ft): 5 - 6 hours
Day 07: Machharmo to Gokyo (4800 m/15,744 ft): 5 - 6 hours
Day 08: Gokyo Valley: Climb Gokyo Ri (5357 m/17,570 ft) and hike to fifth lakes: 5 - 6 hours
Day 09: Gokyo to Dole: 3 - 4 hours
Day 10: Dole to Namche Bazaar: 4 - 5 hours
Day 11: Namche Bazaar to Lukla: 6 - 8 hours
Day 12: Fly to Kathmandu
Day 13: Final departure
What's Not Included:
List of clothing
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