Everest Trek

Visit and experience the Everest region, Gokyo lake, Cho la pass and Kallapathar (5545m).

There are just a few countries in the world whose geography is as divesrse as Nepal’s. The region of Mount Everest is located in eastern Nepal. Mount Everest (8848m), the highest peak in the world, is known by the local population as Sagarmatha (Mother of the Universe). To meet the great people of this region, the members of the Sherpa community, is an extraordinary experience. They came from the pasturelands to East Tibet more than 470 years ago, but they never lost their connection with their homeland. Walking past glacial rivers, green valleys and through forests of blooming rhododendron you will see the highest peaks in the world and you will understand why the population believes that this is where the gods live.

Sherpa’s smiling faces will be common along this route and their hospitality will remain in your memory for months after your return home. A city of a million souls such as Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, is impossible to see in a few days, but it is possible to push the door ajar on this wonderfully intimate, lively, and quite rich place, despite the poverty that surrounds it.

Itinerary

Day 1

KATHMANDU

Meeting at the airport. Transfer & accommodation in hotel. Kathmandu sightseeing tour with our guide.

Day 2

KATHMANDU – LUKLA - PHAGDING

Breakfast. Transfer to the airport. Flight Kathmandu – Lukla (2804m). Walking to Phagding (2600m). Accommodation in the hostel. Lunch.

The village is located on Dudh Koshi river where’s also a mini-plant that supplies the village with electricity. Horizon above the village looks even more beautiful because of the silhouettes of Buddhist monasteries. Dinner.

Day 3

PHAGDING – NAMCHE BAZAAR

Breakfast. Hiking from Phagding (2600m) to Namche Bazaar (3440m). National Park “Sagarmatha”. Due to the great respect local residents called this region the Mother Earth Goddess. Accommodation in the hotel. Lunch. Visiting village with a guide. Dinner.

Day 4

NAMCHE BAZAAR

Breakfast. Free day in Namche Bazaar – a village located in the heart of Kumbu region at the height of 3446m. In the center of the village, there are numerous unusual shops that sell handicrafts, silver jewelry, silver figures and semi-precious stones.

Hike to “Everest view” hotel (4000m) for acclimatization. There, a gorgeous sight of the highest peaks in the world. Return to Namche Bazar. Lunch. Afternoon rest. Dinner.

Day 5

NAMCHE BAZAAR - DOLE

Breakfast. After packing, we start our hike to the village of Dole (4110m), which is located around 6h of light walk from Namche Bazaar. During the course of the walk we’ll have several breaks for tea and snacks, while observing one of the most photographed Himalayan peak – Ama Dablam.

Day 6

DOLE - PHANGHA

Breakfast. Today, another 5-6h of walking to Pangha (4480m) awaits us. Throughout our hike, we’ll see on our right peaks Tangboche and Cholatse, and right in front of us rises in the south of the southern wall of Cho Oyu (8201m). All while approaching Gokyo lakes.

Day 7

PHANGHA - GOKYO

Breakfast. To Gokyo (4750m) we arrive quite quickly with no more than 2-3h of hiking. After accommodating in the lodge near the lake, we’ll take the trek to the Gokyo’s 6th lake (5150m) from which Mt. Everest can best be seen quite easily. Afterwards, we return to Gokyo, for dinner and a good night rest.

Day 8

GOKYO - THAGNAG KHARKA

Breakfast. We are approaching Cho La passage so that the next day we’ll have less to hike and the whole passing through it will go easier. We need about 3h of hiking at a moderate pace to Thagnag Kharka (4790m). After arriving at the lodge, we rest for the day. Dinner. Overnight stay.

Day 9

THAGNAG KHARKA – CHO LA PASS – DZONGLA

Breakfast. We start our climb over Cho La Pass (5420m), and then we descend to our lodge at Dzongla (4843m). This whole hike with included tea and snack breaks will last about 8h. After reaching our lodge, we head out to dinner and rest after a long day.

Day 10

DZONGLA – GORAK SHEP

Breakfast. A light hike to the village of Lobuche, and after a short break, we continue to Gorak Shep (5160m). Today’s hike takes around 5 hours maintaining an easy, light pace. After arriving, we rest in the lodge. Dinner. Overnight stay.

Day 11

GORAK SHEP – KALLAPATHAR – PERICHE

Breakfast. We get ready and start our trek to Kalapatar (5545m). The climb lasts about 2-3 hours and 1-2 hours back. Return to Gorak Shep for lunch. In the afternoon, we descent into the village Periche (4243m). The descent lasts for 5-6h with breaks. Dinner. Overnight stay.

Day 12

PERICHE – TYANGBOCHE

Breakfast. We depart down the Periche valley. We walk by the glacier river passing through village of Pangboche. There we have our lunch break. We continue with our path for the monastery Tyangboche (3800m). Arriving, we accommodate in a lodge in the Rhododendron valley. Dinner. Overnight stay.

Day 13

TYANGBOCHE - NAMCHE BAZAAR

Breakfast. Hiking from Tyangboche (3800m) to Namche Bazaar (3440m). We arrive quickly to our lodge accommodation in Namche, just in time for lunch.

In the evening we’ll go out to some of the many cafes and restaurants in Namche Bazaar (billiard tournament, good music and socializing with people from all around the world). Dinner. Overnight stay.

Day 14

NAMCHE BAZAAR - PHAGDING

Breakfast. Hiking from Namche Bazaar (3440m) to Phagding (2600m). Arrival to Phagding village and making ourselves comfortable in the hostel. Lunch. A light stroll along the river Dud Koshi in the afternoon. Dinner. Overnight stay.

Day 15

PHAGDING - LUKLA

After breakfast, we continue our hike from Phagding (2600m) to Lukla (2804m). There, we leave our stuff in the hostel and head out for lunch. Lukla village is considered the most developed village in the region due to the existence of an airport, which is very uncommon in these parts. In addition to the traditional purchase of souvenirs, in the evening, we’ll go to a real disco club from the ’80s. Dinner. Overnight stay.

Day 16

LUKLA – KATHMANDU

After breakfast we pack our bags and head to Lukla airport. We’ll fly by plane to Kathmandu which is an experience in itself. After arriving, we’ll transfer to the hotel. Lunch. Free afternoon for individual activities, last-minute gift shopping, etc. Our last, big dinner to finish our great trip on a high note. Overnight stay.

Day 17

KATHMANDU

In the morning we head out to Kathmandu airport where we’ll say our goodbyes and wish for a safe flight home.

Dates & Prices

October 26th, 2019
Spots available: 5 1780 €, Per Person

F.A.Q.

What’s included in the price?
To maximize convenience, we include as much as possible, so you can just relax and think about hiking. Here’s what’s included:

  • Minibus transfers from the airport to the hotel and from the hotel to the airport
  • Flight tickets & all tax Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu
  • Accommodation in 3 * hotel  in Kathmandu based on full board
  • Accommodation in lodges in Himalayas based on full board in1/2 and 1/3  rooms
  • Professional guide during the trek
  • Services of the local guides and porters
  • Trekking permits (TIMS)
  • Fee for Sagarmatha National Park

What does not included in the price?

  • Flight tickets to/from Kathmandu
  • Nepal visa when entering the country ($ 40)
  • International Health Insurance
  • Optional tickets to museums and temples in Kathmandu
  • Taxi service in Kathmandu
  • Individual costs

You will need to cover flights; insurance and extra spend. You’ll need to book your flights to and from Kathmandu, travel insurance and cover other personal expenses (etc. drinks, souvenirs,..).

What’s the hike like?
The hike is moderate to strenuous. First two days is hike, that last 4 to 6 hours, with easy pace. You will walk on mountain trail along Dudh Koshi river and through the pine forest. It is safe and solid. It can be rainy below 3500m above sea level. Above 3500m snow is possible but during late October and November, it is very rear. Temperature is between – 10 degree Celsius (during night above 4500m) and + 20 degree Celsius. During walk up every third day we have rest and acclimatization. The last day is the summit day on Kalapathar when you walk up 6 hours and back 4 hours.

What’s the city tour like?

All-day city tour is organized with our guide and transportation. We will see the most important cultural and historical monuments in Kathmandu.

What skills/experience/fitness do I need?

You need high level fitness level. The previous hiking experience at altitudes up to 4000 above sea level is desirable. Your guide will give you full instructions and a safety briefing at the start of the tour.

What do I need to bring with me?

  1. Backpack (up to 50l)
  2. Sleeping bag
  3. Trekking trousers
  4. Gore-Tex jacket (or anything waterproof)
  5. Hiking shoes
  6. Socks (thermal + cotton)
  7. Cotton T shirts
  8. Base layer shirt and thermal long underwear pants (active underwear)
  9. Woolen cap (or polar)
  10. Hat (sun protection)
  11. Polar jacket
  12. Gloves
  13. Towel and toiletries kit
  14. Sunglasses
  15. Head lamp
  16. Water Bottle 1L
  17. Medicines and vitamins
  18. Sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) + lip cream
  19. Raincoat
  20. Trekking poles

 

 

What are the guides like?
All the activities on this trip will be led in English by qualified and licensed UIAA guide.

What’s the food like?
All food is local and is freshly cooked, hearty mountain meals. These include domestic cheese and other local milk products, dry meat specialties, local fruit and vegetable. We can organize your meal in the way you like. The drinks are not included.

Can my dietary requirements be catered to?
Absolutely. Just let us know when you fill in your travel documents.

When can I go on this trip?
Book on to our pre-set dates above. If you are considering alternative dates, the perfect time for this adventure is between March and May  , and also between September and November.

What’s the weather like?

Spring and early autumn are the best periods to visit this region. In autumn the average temperature in Kathmandu can be around is 20 degrees Celsius, but on the mountain is colder and temperature is between 0 and 10 degrees Celsius. Autumn is slightly chillier but still really pleasant and colors are stunning. Above Lobuche village, there can be some snow parts.

Which flights should I book?
You should book flights to Kathmandu airport (Nepal capital).

How do I meet the transfer?
At your arrival, the transfer will be holding a sign with the name of the tour. We’ll give you all extra details before travelling.

How big will the group be?
This trip will run with a minimum of 6 people, and a maximum of 15. Please note, if there are not 6 people booked the trip may be rearranged or cancelled. Please contact us for confirmation before booking your flights, or book with a credit card.

Can I customize the trip?
Of course! For private groups of six or more the trip can run on any days you wish, be extended or changed to suit your needs. Enquire now for a private trip.