This trek comprises major highlights of ‘Everest Base Camp Trek’ and ‘Gokyo Lake Trek'. It also includes a traverse of the Cho La – the high pass linking Gokyo Lake and the Base Camp. Gokyo Lake and Everest panorama Trekking with Satellite Trek And Expedition lead you to enjoy the fascinating and overwhelming panorama of mountains on daily walks with scenic views and highlight point of the adventure at Gokyo Ri of above 5,357 m high with exceptional views of four world highest mountains and surrounding peaks.
The carefully devised itinerary with a number of days acclimatizing at Namche Bazaar and Gokyo gives you an opportunity to explore Namche and Gokyo Ri. A gradual ascent through wonderful Sherpa heartland allows you time to enjoy the scenery, wildlife and visit a number of monasteries. You will follow the historic route taken by all Everest expeditions in Nepal before setting off to remote wilds of the Gokyo Lake. We trek past glacial moraine to Gorak Shep and on to the historic Everest Base Camp. After ascending Kalapatthar for the fantastic view of Everest, you trek down to Lukla to fly back to Kathmandu
NAMESTE! Satellite Treks And Expedition heartily welcomes you to the Beautiful country Nepal. We will meet you at the International Airport at Kathmandu. Our Companies Representative will be there holding placard on which either the company or client's name will be printed just opposite of the arrival and ager your reception, we will transfer you to the hotel. After your arrival at the hotel, we fix the schedule for a short orientation meeting which gives you some general information about the trip and will you settle the rest of the due payment at the same time. For this, you have to be three copy of passport size photos, a copy of the passport and copy of travel insurance.
After breakfast, we first get you familiar with the Kathmandu valley by taking you for sightseeing. We first take you to Kathmandu Durbar Square and explore the beautiful complex of palaces, temples, shrines, and courtyards built by the ancient Nepali kings between the 12th and 18th century. We also take you to swyombhunath (Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath, and Boudhanath then after we will take you to Thamel – the vibrant tourist area with hotels, restaurants and outdoor shops. Briefing hotel where we will be discussing the technicalities of the trek. In the evening, you will enjoy a welcome dinner with cultural Dance. Overnight stay at Hotel
In the early morning, we drive to Tribhuvan Airport to connect our flight to Lukla - flight time app. 40 minutes from Kathmandu. After breakfast in Lukla (2 840 m) we start trekking through beautiful settlements to join soon the main trail in Churi Kharka. We follow the east bank of the Dudh Koshi- the River of Milk- where you witness the typical Nepal terrace culture, slate-roofed houses and views on Kusum Kanguru (5 579 m). We reach Phakding(2 600 m) after 4 hours gentle walking. Overnight stay at lodge Phakding
Today we make a challenging hike to Namche Bazaar (3500 m), situated at 6-7 hours walking from Phakding. We climb up along the west bank of the Dudh Kosi to the tiny village of Toktok. We get our first glimpse of Thamserku peak (6 600 m) and reach Benkar (2 700 m). The cliffs above the village are decorated with huge paintings of Buddhist deities. We cross the colorful suspension bridge and enter the Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo (2 840 m). After Jorsale we follow the riverbank over gravel, climb through a pine forest and cross the Dudh Kosi by a big suspension bridge. Then we face a continuous zigzag ascent of 2 hours through dense pine forests. In the early evening, we reach the vibrant center of Namche Bazar, one of the most attractive settlements of Solu-Khumbu district. Overnight stay at lodge Namche Bazaar.
Rest day in Namche. Optional walk to the Sherwi Khangba Sherpa Culture Museum or day hike to the Hotel Everest View in Khumjung village (3 700 m) and Khundi Hospital in Khundi Village, the first hospital build in Khumbu Region by Sir Edmund Hillary and Himalayan Trus tin 1966. Overnight stay at lodge Namche Bazaar.
After breakfast, the trek starts a steep stone staircase over the Namche. After the top, the trail becomes easier and trail contour the Dudh Kosi valley. By walking you can see incredible Khumbu valley with world highest mountains and Tengboche Monastery. After nearly 1 hour of walking, you reach Sanasa(3600m). Here have a few minutes rest before the hard steep 2h climb to Mong Danda (3973m). From here you will see the magnificent views of Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Kangtaga and Mt. Thamserku with Dudhkosi valley. Have a lunch break. After lunch, the trail descends 45m to Phortse Tanga (3675). Stay overnight at Tea House.
Leaving the main trail to Mt. Everest, climb high on a ridge to 4000m past a large chorten at the village of Mong, said to be the birthplace of the saint Lama Sange Dorje, the reincarnate lama of Rongbuk Monastery in Tibet who introduced Buddhism to the Khumbu. From there descend to the village of Phortse Tenga by the Dudh Kosi (river). From Phortse the trail climbs steeply through forests of rhododendrons and then stands of juniper and large conifers as the altitude increases. You will pass through Sherpa kharkas (high pasture summer settlements used by Sherpas to graze their herds of yaks allowing their lower winter pastures to recover) and the villages of Tongba 3950m and Gyele 3960m to Dole. You have great views of Khumbila and Tawachee peaks throughout the day.
Today you have a short and fairly leisurely trek to allow you to acclimatize to the altitude. In the morning there is a steep but beautiful climb through conifer and rhododendron forests and stands of juniper to Lhabarma 4220m and Luza 4360m. There are kharkas wherever there are a flat spot and the slightest hint of water. Continue to climb along the side of the valley, high above the river to Machhermo (4,410m.)
This is your first real day at high altitude and the trekking today may be described as moderate to difficult. Climb a ridge from where the valley opens wide as the trail passes through Pangkha. Mt. Cho Oyu 8153 m dominates the skyline to the north as we climb the moraine on the left flank of the Ngozumpa Glacier. The climb is steep to the first of the four lakes that lie in the Gokyo area but the trail levels off towards the second lake, Longponga at 4690m. Finally, ascend a path past the largest of the lakes Dudh Pokhari to Gokyo at 4,750m. Gokyo is a typical kharka with stone houses and stonewalled pastures. For enthusiasts a rigorous hike up Gokyo Ri 5,360m, the small peak above Gokyo provides spectacular views of the Everest trinity, Nuptse 7,879m, Lhotse 8511m, and Everest 8848m, as well as Makalu 8463m looming to the east, Cho Oyu 8,153m to the north and the smaller but closer peaks of Cholatse and Tawachee to the south. There is a wonderful view of Gokyo and Dudh Pokhari spread out below.
Gokyo -Chhyugima (Dragnag): A long day and the most difficult part of this trek. Cross the southern end of the Ngozumpa Glacier, pass by the stone huts of Thagna kharka then climb steadily up a narrow and steep valley which opens up to a wide shallow valley leading to the Kharka Chhyugima 5,170m.
Today you have a steep and challenging but, non-technical climb over rock, snow and perhaps ice to Cho La (pass) 5,420m which links the glacial valleys of Cho Oyu and Everest and from where you have superb views. Descend from the pass, cross a small glacier, negotiate the icefall at the end of it and descend via Leisyasa to Dzonglha Kharka 4,730 m, a high altitude summer pasture directly beneath the north wall of Cholatse Peak 6,440 m.
After a morning of rest, you hike on a trail above Tsholo Lake and join the main Everest trail at Dughla on the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. From Dughla climb up the moraine past a row of stone monuments in memory of Sherpas who died on expeditions to Everest and on to Lobuche 4,910m
Excursion to Everest Base camp. All day walking up to Everest base camp you will have a wonderful chance to see west face of Nuptse. From there make a steep ascent to the top of a small peak, Kala Pattar 5545m meaning "black rock". From here we can see Mt.Everest, Mt.Nuptse, Mt.Ama Dablan, Mt.Kantega, Mt.Tamserku, Mt.Tawatse, and Mt.Pumori all present themselves in a 360-degree panorama.
A short descent to Thukla followed by an easy flat trail and a small descent takes you to Dingboche. This is the highest big settlement in the Khumbu area of Sherpas.
The trail makes a gradual descent through scrub junipers and around Mani stones as it follows the hillside. The trail passes many Mani walls in deep rhododendron forests where crossing after the Imja Khola, the trail climbs many carved Mani stones to Pangboche. Pangboche Gompa is the oldest in Khumbu; a visit will be well worth it.(Overnight at Tea House Lodge – Tengboche)
From Thyangboche the trail drops sharply down to the Dudh Kosi and the village of Phunki , where you cross the river, and up toward Namche Bazaar continue down to Jorsale.
Retrace your steps down along the gorge of the Dudh Kosi to Lukla to catch your return flight to Kathmandu.
You take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.
This day is the last day for yours in Nepal as per your schedule. After breakfast and check out from the hotel we will take you to the airport. If you want more exploring here, we will be ready to help and manage your best. Thank you for choosing Satellite Treks And Expedition to travel with and we look forward to seeing you again in Nepal.
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