This trek gives you the ample chance of exploring
the Everest region thoroughly and provides the possibility
to walk through some of the most dramatic landscape through
Khumbu Himal, Gokyo valley and Pass. The trekkers can have
an opportunity to climb Gokyo Peak. This trek provides the
best and spectacular views of Cho Oyu, Everest, Makalu and
other major Peaks.
Day 01: Flight Kathmandu-Lukla
2850m. Trek to Phakding 2640m
Early in the morning after breakfast, transfer to the airport
to fly to Lukla. After 35 minutes flight land at the rough
airstrip of Lukla. We meet our trekking crews here & set
for the first day exciting walk towards Everest. A straight
walk for an hour takes you to Chaplung. Here the trail from
Lukla meets the main trail from Jiri. The trail still continues
for 2 hrs along the forest & reaches to Ghat and after
an hour walk takes you to Phakding where few numbers of lodges
are situated. We stop here for the night Camp.
Day 02: Phakding-Namche 3450m.
After the breakfast & the crews got ready, we set for
another day walk. Cross the long suspension bridge over Bhotekoshi
& the trail goes straight passes a forest & few villages
& after 2 hrs reaches to Jorsele. Where Everest National
Park check post is located, where national park permits are
checked. Jorsele is also the true beginning of Khumbu region
& from this point no firewood allowed. Leaving the park
entrance the path drops steeply to the long suspension bridge
across the Dudh Koshi. The trail still continues through the
straight path for an hour & becomes a bit steep &
passes through the forest & several Sherpa villages &
after 2 hrs reaches to Namche, a great spot for the first
closer views of the Everest & local Sherpa hospitality.
Day 03: Rest Day at Namche.
It is an acclimatisation day to avoid AMS problems. Or one
can have a picturesque-excursions to Khumjung village.
Day 04: Namche-Phorste Tenga.
After breakfast, we set for another day's interesting walk
towards Gokyo. Today the trail climbs gently towards Sanasa
for 2 hours. After Sanasa is Mong, marked by a chorten and
is in effect a small pass. It is known to all Sherpas as the
birth place of Lama Sangwa Dorje. The track to Phortse Tenga
is rather steep but with great views over to Phortse and the
spectacular river gorge below, including an inaccessible natural
Day 05: Phorste Tenga-Machherma.
From Phorste Tenga, the trail climbs slightly & reaches
to Dole National Park Check Post, where you may have to show
your receipt for National Park Entrance Fee. After passing
the army post, the trail continues through the forests. The
village of Dole is about an hour further on, up the long,
hill, through an area where you're likely to see colourful
pheasant & shy deer. After Dole the trail continues to
climb, then flattens to a pleasant traverse with broad vistas
& reaches to Lhapharma, from here the mountain views both
up, down and across the valley are extensive. Luza is an hour
from Dole and has several pleasant lodges. After Luza cross
the stream continue up through the fields & reach to Machherma.
This is a relaxing spot with good views.
Day 06: Maccherma-Gokyo.
Trek to Gokyo Lake (15,580' / 4,750m). The trail climbs to
a ridge with good views of Kantega down the valley and Cho
Oyo far to the North. You pass through Pangka to a river crossing
before starting the ascent along the moraine of the Ngozumpa.
Here you pass by the first of the three lakes to Gokyo.
Day 07: Trek to Gokyo Ri and Nala (17,580'
Crossing the Dodh Kosh you climb up to the ridge at
Tengboche, home of an internationally famous Buddhist monastery
that supports 50 to 60 monks. A visit to the monastery can
be organized. This is also a famous viewing area with spectacular
views of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lohtse and Everest looming in
the distance the north. A breathtaking sight and an opportunity
for some fine pictures. From the campsite, immediately east,
is Kantega, 6,685m. Looking south and continuing full circle
are Thanserku, 6,808m., Nupla 5,885m., Kongde Ri 6,187m.,
Khumbi La 5,761m., Tawack 6,808m., Nuptse 5,885m., Everest
8,848m., Lhotse 8,501m. and, Ama Dablam 6,856m.
Day 08: Nah La-Phortse.
The quickest route down from Gokyo is via Dole & Machhermo.
However, rather than back-tracking, there's an alternative
trail on the east valley wall directly to Phortse via Na.
From here, aim for the small bridge. The trail is so faint
that it can't be seen from the opposite side of the valley
but it is there and becomes clearer. From Thare a short climb
leads to the chorten at 4278 m with magnificent views. After
Thare is Konar. IN summer it's a large hay growing area. Around
the corner all of the trail leads to Phortse.
Day 09: Phortse-Tengboche.
Direct from the southern corner of the village a trail drops
to a small bridge for the steep climb to Tengboche.
Day 10: Tnegboche-Namche.
The trail from Tengboche to Phungi Tenga takes about 3 hours.
And during the walk one may have the best views of Mt. Everest,
Amadablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, Thamserku & Kangi Tenga. You
pass through a blend of forest and shrub on a wide trail with
many shortcuts leading from it's also a better place for spotting
pheasant, thar and deer. The end of the descend is heralded
by a kani, an arched entrance with ceiling paintings of deities
and forms of Buddha. Its function is to cleanse people of
the many feared spirits before entering the sacred area. From
Phungi Tenga, cross the Dudh Koshi River, pass Kyanjuma &
Choi Gang & reach to Namche.
Day 11: Namche-Phakding.
Day 12: Phakding-Lukla.
Day 13: Flight to Kathmandu.