Everest Base Camp & Gokyo Lakes Trek

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Duration: 17days

This is one of Nepal’s most famous treks, set amongst breath-taking high mountain scenery, through the Khumbu - Sherpa country. After a magnificent mountain flight to Lukla we follow the Dudh Kosi valley to Namche Bazaar. The trail to Gokyo is a gradual ascent up the valley passing through patches of birch and rhododendron forest where the elusive musk deer can sometimes be seen. Through small yak-grazing settlements we reach the Gokyo lakes where we clim....

TRIP OVERVIEW:

This is one of Nepal’s most famous treks, set amongst breath-taking high mountain scenery, through the Khumbu - Sherpa country. After a magnificent mountain flight to Lukla we follow the Dudh Kosi valley to Namche Bazaar. The trail to Gokyo is a gradual ascent up the valley passing through patches of birch and rhododendron forest where the elusive musk deer can sometimes be seen. Through small yak-grazing settlements we reach the Gokyo lakes where we climb Gokyo Peak (5480m) and enjoy stunning summit mountain scenery including Everest, Makalu and Cho Oyo. From this point we follow a trail heading south for Phortse, then north for Pheriche. After the ascent of Kala Pattar (5545m) and the impressive up-close view of Everest, our return route passes through Tengboche, a magnificent location with a fascinating monastery. We rest here and savor the incredible scenery, including magnificent views of Everest, Ama Dablam (6856m), Kantega (6809m), Kwangde (6194m), Nuptse (7879m), and Lhotse (8511m), to name but a few.

This trek is to be considered as an alternative trek to the traditional Everest Base Camp trek that offers magnificent view of the mountain peaks and the Ngozumpa Glacier- the largest in the Nepal Himalayas.

This extraordinary trek is also worthy in a sense that it offers an ample opportunity to explore the amazing destination and its impressive sight, which is beyond human imagination.

Duration
17days
Destination
Nepal
Activity
Treks
Region
Everest Trekking Region
Package nature
Everest Trekking
Season
All Season
Trip start from
Kathmandu
Trip ends at
Kathmandu
Possibility
Tea House & Camping
Grade
Strenuous
Max altitude
5545m

SERVICES INCLUDED / SERVICES EXCLUDED

Price Includes

  • 01.    All tours & transfer as per the given itinerary by comfortable private vehicle 
    02.    All sightseeing tours with an English speaking local guide as per itinerary
    03.    All applicable monument entrance fees
    04.    TIMS Card & permit fees
    05.    Trekking  guide & porter 
    06.    Free Trekking Bag
    07.    All activities which are mention in above itinerary 
    08.    Daily buffet breakfast in Kathmandu 
    19.    Daily breakfast, lunch, dinner during the trekking time 
    10.    All accommodation in the mention hotel 
  • Price Excludes

  • 01.    Nepal Visa fees  
    02.    Meals in Kathmandu [Lunch & dinner: US$ 10-20 per lunch/dinner]
    03.    Air-conditional vehicle for budget package
    04.    Necessary trekking equipment and things as per check list 
    05.    Tips for driver, guide &  porter 
    06.    Airfare 
    07.    Personal expenses such as insurance, medical charges, laundry, shopping, liquor etc 
    08.    Any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation
    09.    Any transportation cost outside of the regular itinerary
    10.    Camera Fees at certain entrances
    11.    Cost arising by flight cancellation/road blockades/landslides and reasons beyond our             control
  • Trip Note Details


    Everest Base Camp & Gokyo Lakes Trek

    This is one of Nepal’s most famous treks, set amongst breath-taking high mountain scenery, through the Khumbu - Sherpa country. After a magnificent mountain flight to Lukla we follow the Dudh Kosi valley to Namche Bazaar. The trail to Gokyo is a gradual ascent up the valley passing through patches of birch and rhododendron forest where the elusive musk deer can sometimes be seen. Through small yak-grazing settlements we reach the Gokyo lakes where we climb Gokyo Peak (5480m) and enjoy stunning summit mountain scenery including Everest, Makalu and Cho Oyo. From this point we follow a trail heading south for Phortse, then north for Pheriche. After the ascent of Kala Pattar (5545m) and the impressive up-close view of Everest, our return route passes through Tengboche, a magnificent location with a fascinating monastery. We rest here and savor the incredible scenery, including magnificent views of Everest, Ama Dablam (6856m), Kantega (6809m), Kwangde (6194m), Nuptse (7879m), and Lhotse (8511m), to name but a few.

    This trek is to be considered as an alternative trek to the traditional Everest Base Camp trek that offers magnificent view of the mountain peaks and the Ngozumpa Glacier- the largest in the Nepal Himalayas.

    This extraordinary trek is also worthy in a sense that it offers an ample opportunity to explore the amazing destination and its impressive sight, which is beyond human imagination.

    Trip Facts

    Duration: 17days
    Destination: Nepal
    Activity: Treks
    Region: Everest Trekking Region
    Package nature: Everest Trekking
    Season: All Season
    Trip start from: Kathmandu
    Trip ends at: Kathmandu
    Possibility: Tea House & Camping
    Grade: Strenuous
    Max altitude: 5545m

    DAY BY DAY ITINERARY

    Day 01.    Arrival at the Kathmandu
    Arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu
    Welcome by our representative
    Transfer to the hotel 
    Trekking preparation  
    Overnight at the hotel

    Day 02.    Kathmandu-Lukla
    Transfer to Domestic airport 
    Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding
    Please note that flight is subject to weather conditions. Due to weather, sometime flight may delay and cancel.
    Upon arrival in Lukla, you will be met by our trek guide and porters. From Lukla we descend on a wide trail northwest to the village of Choblung in the Dudh Kosi Valley. The valley radiates energy through beautiful pine and rhododendron forest. The trek is easy and we follow the river's course, passing through the village of Ghat. Our destination is the small village of Phakding where we will spend overnight.
    Overnight at the local lodge 

    Day 03.    Phakding-Namche Bazzar
    Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar
    Trek through a beautiful pine forest, the track leads us along the Dudh Koshi River through many suspension bridges, one of which is the famous Hillary Suspension Bridge. First, we catch wonderful prospect of the glistening Mt. Thamserku (6618 m). Through the settlement of Benkar, Chumoa, Monjo, we come to the check post and entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. We pass through the last village of Jorsale before reaching Namche Bazaar. The trail climbs through the forests and bridges until we reach the confluence of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. After a final steep ascent of about one hour we get first sight fist of at Mt. Everest, peering over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. We stop at Chauatra to admire the view. We still need to walk about 1 hour to reach Namche Bazaar, a gateway to Mt. Everest and main trading centre of this region. We stay overnight in Namche Bazaar
    Overnight at the local lodge

    Day 04.    Namche Bazzar
    Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar
    Namche Bazaar is a highly important village for the Sherpa people. In the morning we visit the Sherpa Museum and Visitor Centre. This contains an interesting display on Sherpa life and culture, lots of information on the forests, wildlife and plants of the area and an exhibit on the history of climbing in the Khumbu.
    The afternoon is free for you to make an excursion up the valley beyond Namche towards the village of Thamo or you can relax in the village. About 4 hours walk round trip.
    Overnight at the local lodge 

    Day 05.    Namche Bazzar- Phortse Tenga  
    Trek from Namche Phortse Tenga
    After breakfast, we trek to the villages of Khumjung set below Khumbila, the rocky peak sacred to all Sherpas. In Khumjung we can see the Edmund Hillary School. There should also be time to visit Khumjung monastery, where for a small donation we will be shown the only Yeti skull in the world! Descending to the main trail and meet the main trail to Gokyo then we climb approx 1 ½ hrs to reach the pass called Mong La marked by a chorten on the top of a ridge at 3972m.and we decent all the way to Phorste Tenga for overnight.
    Overnight at the local lodge

    Day 06.    Phortse Tenga -Dole
    Trek from Phorste Tenga to Dole
    From Phortse Tenga the trail starts to climb steeply out of the valley and we enter the rhododendron forests, which give way to juniper and conifers higher up the valley. We pass through many kharkas, summer settlements used by the Sherpas to graze their yaks, before coming to Dole where we have magnificent views of Cholatshe and Tawoche.
    Overnight at the local lodge

    Day 07.    Dole-Machhermo
    Trek from Dole to Machhermo
    Today is a short walk for us. From Dole the trail is steep in places as it passes through Lhabarma and Luza along the side of the valley, high above the river through scrub junipers until we cross the dusty trail to Machhermo (4410m). It was here in 1974 that a yeti was reported to have attacked a sherpa and killed three yaks! We should get to Machhermo by lunch time and in the afternoon there is time for an acclimatization walk up onto the ridge behind the lodge for amazing views of Thamserku.
    Overnight at the local lodge

    Day 08.    Machhermo-Gokyo
    Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo
    Today, we climb through a ridge Chorten from where we can see fabulous view of both down the valley and of the Mt. Kangtega, Thamserku, and northern part to the Cho-Oyu (8203m). Beyond the ridge the valley widens as the trail passes through a Chorten and reaches Pangka (4480 m) after some gentle walk. Phangka is the place where an avalanche in 1995 killed 40 people. We descend to the river bank before beginning to climb up to the terminal moraine of the Ngozamba Glacier. It is a steep climb on the moraine. After crossing an iron bridge over an stream the trial levels out as it follows the valley past the first lake, known as Longpongo at 4690m, where we get chance to observe the Lama footprints on a stone. At the sight of the second lake, Taboche Tsho we become mesmerized by the shimmering turquoise blue sheet of water sparkling in the sun. Little ahead of the second lake, we reach the third lake, the two linked by a surging stream. Gokyo village stands by the third lake and Cho-Oyu Mountain as a backdrop sets an amazing spectacular sight here. After lunch, we explore around the third Lakes, Dudh Pokhari. We spend night in a teahouse at Gokyo.
    Overnight at the local lodge

    Day 09.    Gokyo-Gokyo Ri 
    Trek to Gokyo Ri and backtrack to Tangnak
    An early start this morning for the ascent of Gokyo Ri (5483m), a small peak above Gokyo village. As we climb the views become even more fantastic and from the top we can see four of the eight highest peaks in the Nepal Himalaya: Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu. Stretching out for miles below us is the longest glacier in Nepal - the Ngozumpo glacier, which tumbles down from the slopes of Cho Oyu. One of the best all round views in Nepal, the climb is well worth the effort. We return to Gokyo for lunch. Mid afternoon we retrace our steps to the second lake and climb to the crest of the moraine overlooking the Ngozumpo glacier. The route across the glacier is well marked with cairns and takes us to the eastern side of the Gokyo Valley. We stay tonight at Tangnak (4700m) at the foot of the Cho La Pass.
    Overnight at the local lodge

    Day 10.    Tangnak-Dzongla
    Trek to Dzongla, Cross the Cho La
    An early start for the long day across the Cho La (5330m). We climb up from Tangnak and approach a large boulder field. Beyond this ancient moraine, the climb to the pass is steep in places, involving some easy scrambling. The upper part of the route can be snow covered, particularly after November. From the pass there are excellent views including an unusual aspect of Ama Dablam. The descent from the pass involves the crossing of a small glacier (usually snow covered) which is fairly straightforward. We descend steeply to the grazing pastures below, the trail becoming more defined as we approach Dzongla (4830m), where we stay tonight in a very small basic lodge.
    Overnight at the local lodge

    Day 11.    Dzongla-Lobuche
    Trek from Dzongla to Lobuche
    Leaving Dzongla we continue our descent on an easy trail. A short ascent brings us to the foot of Awi Peak, which we contour round on a wonderful high trail with great views of Chalotse and Tawoche across the valley. We finally descend to join the main trail again just below Lobuje. We spend the night at Lobuche (4,930m). The sunset on Nuptse from the ridge across from the lodge is not to be missed.
    Overnight at the local lodge

    Day 12.    Lobuche-Gorakshep
    Lobuche to Gorakshep; day trip to Everest Base Camp
    We are now surrounded by giant Himalayan peaks; Everest, Nuptse, Lingtren, Khumbutse and Pumori tower above us. Today is very long and hard as we visit Everest Base Camp. The trail from Lobuje climbs steadily by the side of the Khumbu Glacier, and after crossing glacier rubble we arrive at Gorakshep (5160m), a summer yak-herder settlement situated at the foot of Kala Pattar. After a short break and snack we set off for Base Camp. The trail heads along the crest of the moraine at first and then drops onto the Khumbu Glacier itself, where we get magnificent close-up views of the great Khumbu Icefall as it tumbles down from Everest. In the spring season we will see expedition teams as they prepare for an ascent. We retrace our steps to Gorakshep for the night.
    Overnight at the local lodge

    Day 13.    Kala Patthar-Pheriche
    Kala Patthar and Pheriche
    Another long day as we ascend the small peak of Kala Pattar ('black rock') at 5545 m. It is a steep two-hour climb to the summit, but the effort is well worth it, as we appreciate the most magnificent view of the Khumbu glacier and above all a close-up sight of the world's highest mountain which the Nepalese call Sagarmatha – Fore Head of Sky and the Sherpas Chomolungma - Mother of the World. We return to Gorakshep and descend past Lobuche to Pheriche. Please note the exact order in which we trek up Kala Pattar and visit Everest Base Camp will depend on the weather and how the group is acclimatizing. Both days are long and hard due to the high altitude.
    Overnight at the local lodge

    Day 14.    Pheriche-Tengboche-Namche Bazaar
    Trek from Pheriche to Tengboche-Namche
    Today, we trek down through the hillside blanketed by rhododendron and juniper trees. If it is spring, pink and red rhododendron flowers ablaze our surroundings. Depending on our hunger and condition, we either have our lunch in Pangboche or wait until we reach Phunki Tenga for lunch. After crossing the prayer flag festooned bridge over the Dudh Koshi River trail then follows the Dudh Koshi gorge descending rapidly through the pine forests. The path eventually reaches Sansa which is the major trail junction in the region. We stop at Kyangjuma (3570 m/11,710 ft) for a relaxed lunch. We unknowingly appreciate the gorgeous Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Nuptse with every bite. Following lunch, the trail to Namche Bazaar clings to the steep wooded slope beyond Kyangjuma, winding through several bends. We keep a lookout for wild life such as mountain goats, snow leopards, colorful pheasants, etc., while passing through the forest by the trail. After passing a Chorten, we reach the army camp at Namche Bazaar. At this point, we would like to take a long last look (and picture!) back to Lhotse, the tip of Everest and Tengboche. On reaching our lodge, we take a nice hot shower and have very relaxed sleep in our room in Namche Bazaar
    Overnight at the local lodge

    Day 15.    Namche-Lukla
    Trek from Namche to Lukla
    The trail descends steeply downward so we need to walk slowly and under control as our shaky legs continuously battle the rocky terrain. After crossing the suspension bridges over the fast flowing Dudh Koshi and its tributaries the trail becomes more level and natural. By today we start to get warmed up by the light breeze. Any remaining sore throats and colds will be gone by today as we pass through this charming mountain air. Although we are travelling the same route down, we feel completely different views. We snap a mixture of open plains, rhododendron and pine forests, and in the distance snow covered peaks. We walk through the Sherpa villages' noticing impressive faith in Buddhism and culture of prayer stones and prayers flag while we walk through the villages. Upon arrival in Lukla, we stretch those sore legs and recall the experiences of the last couple of weeks. We experience the culmination of a fantastic trek on a happy note with everyone back safe and sound with smile on faces! Overnight in Lukla
    Overnight at the local lodge

    Day 16.    Lukla-Kathmandu
    Flight to Kathmandu 
    Evening: Nepali dinner with a live cultural show at the Nepali restaurant [Complement]
    Overnight at the hotel

    Day 17.    Depart from Kathmandu
    According to your flight schedule, it is varies on your departure time rest of day is at leisure for independent activities of your interest until we pick you up at the hotel or we could plan some activities upon your choice if it is late hour flight and then transfer to airport for your further destination

    SERVICE INCLUDE

    01.    All tours & transfer as per the given itinerary by comfortable private vehicle 
    02.    All sightseeing tours with an English speaking local guide as per itinerary
    03.    All applicable monument entrance fees
    04.    TIMS Card & permit fees
    05.    Trekking  guide & porter 
    06.    Free Trekking Bag
    07.    All activities which are mention in above itinerary 
    08.    Daily buffet breakfast in Kathmandu 
    19.    Daily breakfast, lunch, dinner during the trekking time 
    10.    All accommodation in the mention hotel 

    SERVICE EXLUDE

    01.    Nepal Visa fees  
    02.    Meals in Kathmandu [Lunch & dinner: US$ 10-20 per lunch/dinner]
    03.    Air-conditional vehicle for budget package
    04.    Necessary trekking equipment and things as per check list 
    05.    Tips for driver, guide &  porter 
    06.    Airfare 
    07.    Personal expenses such as insurance, medical charges, laundry, shopping, liquor etc 
    08.    Any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation
    09.    Any transportation cost outside of the regular itinerary
    10.    Camera Fees at certain entrances
    11.    Cost arising by flight cancellation/road blockades/landslides and reasons beyond our             control

    DAY BY DAY ITINERARY

    Day 01.    Arrival at the Kathmandu
    Arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu
    Welcome by our representative
    Transfer to the hotel 
    Trekking preparation  
    Overnight at the hotel

    Day 02.    Kathmandu-Lukla
    Transfer to Domestic airport 
    Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding
    Please note that flight is subject to weather conditions. Due to weather, sometime flight may delay and cancel.
    Upon arrival in Lukla, you will be met by our trek guide and porters. From Lukla we descend on a wide trail northwest to the village of Choblung in the Dudh Kosi Valley. The valley radiates energy through beautiful pine and rhododendron forest. The trek is easy and we follow the river's course, passing through the village of Ghat. Our destination is the small village of Phakding where we will spend overnight.
    Overnight at the local lodge 

    Day 03.    Phakding-Namche Bazzar
    Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar
    Trek through a beautiful pine forest, the track leads us along the Dudh Koshi River through many suspension bridges, one of which is the famous Hillary Suspension Bridge. First, we catch wonderful prospect of the glistening Mt. Thamserku (6618 m). Through the settlement of Benkar, Chumoa, Monjo, we come to the check post and entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. We pass through the last village of Jorsale before reaching Namche Bazaar. The trail climbs through the forests and bridges until we reach the confluence of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. After a final steep ascent of about one hour we get first sight fist of at Mt. Everest, peering over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. We stop at Chauatra to admire the view. We still need to walk about 1 hour to reach Namche Bazaar, a gateway to Mt. Everest and main trading centre of this region. We stay overnight in Namche Bazaar
    Overnight at the local lodge

    Day 04.    Namche Bazzar
    Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar
    Namche Bazaar is a highly important village for the Sherpa people. In the morning we visit the Sherpa Museum and Visitor Centre. This contains an interesting display on Sherpa life and culture, lots of information on the forests, wildlife and plants of the area and an exhibit on the history of climbing in the Khumbu.
    The afternoon is free for you to make an excursion up the valley beyond Namche towards the village of Thamo or you can relax in the village. About 4 hours walk round trip.
    Overnight at the local lodge 

    Day 05.    Namche Bazzar- Phortse Tenga  
    Trek from Namche Phortse Tenga
    After breakfast, we trek to the villages of Khumjung set below Khumbila, the rocky peak sacred to all Sherpas. In Khumjung we can see the Edmund Hillary School. There should also be time to visit Khumjung monastery, where for a small donation we will be shown the only Yeti skull in the world! Descending to the main trail and meet the main trail to Gokyo then we climb approx 1 ½ hrs to reach the pass called Mong La marked by a chorten on the top of a ridge at 3972m.and we decent all the way to Phorste Tenga for overnight.
    Overnight at the local lodge

    Day 06.    Phortse Tenga -Dole
    Trek from Phorste Tenga to Dole
    From Phortse Tenga the trail starts to climb steeply out of the valley and we enter the rhododendron forests, which give way to juniper and conifers higher up the valley. We pass through many kharkas, summer settlements used by the Sherpas to graze their yaks, before coming to Dole where we have magnificent views of Cholatshe and Tawoche.
    Overnight at the local lodge

    Day 07.    Dole-Machhermo
    Trek from Dole to Machhermo
    Today is a short walk for us. From Dole the trail is steep in places as it passes through Lhabarma and Luza along the side of the valley, high above the river through scrub junipers until we cross the dusty trail to Machhermo (4410m). It was here in 1974 that a yeti was reported to have attacked a sherpa and killed three yaks! We should get to Machhermo by lunch time and in the afternoon there is time for an acclimatization walk up onto the ridge behind the lodge for amazing views of Thamserku.
    Overnight at the local lodge

    Day 08.    Machhermo-Gokyo
    Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo
    Today, we climb through a ridge Chorten from where we can see fabulous view of both down the valley and of the Mt. Kangtega, Thamserku, and northern part to the Cho-Oyu (8203m). Beyond the ridge the valley widens as the trail passes through a Chorten and reaches Pangka (4480 m) after some gentle walk. Phangka is the place where an avalanche in 1995 killed 40 people. We descend to the river bank before beginning to climb up to the terminal moraine of the Ngozamba Glacier. It is a steep climb on the moraine. After crossing an iron bridge over an stream the trial levels out as it follows the valley past the first lake, known as Longpongo at 4690m, where we get chance to observe the Lama footprints on a stone. At the sight of the second lake, Taboche Tsho we become mesmerized by the shimmering turquoise blue sheet of water sparkling in the sun. Little ahead of the second lake, we reach the third lake, the two linked by a surging stream. Gokyo village stands by the third lake and Cho-Oyu Mountain as a backdrop sets an amazing spectacular sight here. After lunch, we explore around the third Lakes, Dudh Pokhari. We spend night in a teahouse at Gokyo.
    Overnight at the local lodge

    Day 09.    Gokyo-Gokyo Ri 
    Trek to Gokyo Ri and backtrack to Tangnak
    An early start this morning for the ascent of Gokyo Ri (5483m), a small peak above Gokyo village. As we climb the views become even more fantastic and from the top we can see four of the eight highest peaks in the Nepal Himalaya: Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu. Stretching out for miles below us is the longest glacier in Nepal - the Ngozumpo glacier, which tumbles down from the slopes of Cho Oyu. One of the best all round views in Nepal, the climb is well worth the effort. We return to Gokyo for lunch. Mid afternoon we retrace our steps to the second lake and climb to the crest of the moraine overlooking the Ngozumpo glacier. The route across the glacier is well marked with cairns and takes us to the eastern side of the Gokyo Valley. We stay tonight at Tangnak (4700m) at the foot of the Cho La Pass.
    Overnight at the local lodge

    Day 10.    Tangnak-Dzongla
    Trek to Dzongla, Cross the Cho La
    An early start for the long day across the Cho La (5330m). We climb up from Tangnak and approach a large boulder field. Beyond this ancient moraine, the climb to the pass is steep in places, involving some easy scrambling. The upper part of the route can be snow covered, particularly after November. From the pass there are excellent views including an unusual aspect of Ama Dablam. The descent from the pass involves the crossing of a small glacier (usually snow covered) which is fairly straightforward. We descend steeply to the grazing pastures below, the trail becoming more defined as we approach Dzongla (4830m), where we stay tonight in a very small basic lodge.
    Overnight at the local lodge

    Day 11.    Dzongla-Lobuche
    Trek from Dzongla to Lobuche
    Leaving Dzongla we continue our descent on an easy trail. A short ascent brings us to the foot of Awi Peak, which we contour round on a wonderful high trail with great views of Chalotse and Tawoche across the valley. We finally descend to join the main trail again just below Lobuje. We spend the night at Lobuche (4,930m). The sunset on Nuptse from the ridge across from the lodge is not to be missed.
    Overnight at the local lodge

    Day 12.    Lobuche-Gorakshep
    Lobuche to Gorakshep; day trip to Everest Base Camp
    We are now surrounded by giant Himalayan peaks; Everest, Nuptse, Lingtren, Khumbutse and Pumori tower above us. Today is very long and hard as we visit Everest Base Camp. The trail from Lobuje climbs steadily by the side of the Khumbu Glacier, and after crossing glacier rubble we arrive at Gorakshep (5160m), a summer yak-herder settlement situated at the foot of Kala Pattar. After a short break and snack we set off for Base Camp. The trail heads along the crest of the moraine at first and then drops onto the Khumbu Glacier itself, where we get magnificent close-up views of the great Khumbu Icefall as it tumbles down from Everest. In the spring season we will see expedition teams as they prepare for an ascent. We retrace our steps to Gorakshep for the night.
    Overnight at the local lodge

    Day 13.    Kala Patthar-Pheriche
    Kala Patthar and Pheriche
    Another long day as we ascend the small peak of Kala Pattar ('black rock') at 5545 m. It is a steep two-hour climb to the summit, but the effort is well worth it, as we appreciate the most magnificent view of the Khumbu glacier and above all a close-up sight of the world's highest mountain which the Nepalese call Sagarmatha – Fore Head of Sky and the Sherpas Chomolungma - Mother of the World. We return to Gorakshep and descend past Lobuche to Pheriche. Please note the exact order in which we trek up Kala Pattar and visit Everest Base Camp will depend on the weather and how the group is acclimatizing. Both days are long and hard due to the high altitude.
    Overnight at the local lodge

    Day 14.    Pheriche-Tengboche-Namche Bazaar
    Trek from Pheriche to Tengboche-Namche
    Today, we trek down through the hillside blanketed by rhododendron and juniper trees. If it is spring, pink and red rhododendron flowers ablaze our surroundings. Depending on our hunger and condition, we either have our lunch in Pangboche or wait until we reach Phunki Tenga for lunch. After crossing the prayer flag festooned bridge over the Dudh Koshi River trail then follows the Dudh Koshi gorge descending rapidly through the pine forests. The path eventually reaches Sansa which is the major trail junction in the region. We stop at Kyangjuma (3570 m/11,710 ft) for a relaxed lunch. We unknowingly appreciate the gorgeous Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Nuptse with every bite. Following lunch, the trail to Namche Bazaar clings to the steep wooded slope beyond Kyangjuma, winding through several bends. We keep a lookout for wild life such as mountain goats, snow leopards, colorful pheasants, etc., while passing through the forest by the trail. After passing a Chorten, we reach the army camp at Namche Bazaar. At this point, we would like to take a long last look (and picture!) back to Lhotse, the tip of Everest and Tengboche. On reaching our lodge, we take a nice hot shower and have very relaxed sleep in our room in Namche Bazaar
    Overnight at the local lodge

    Day 15.    Namche-Lukla
    Trek from Namche to Lukla
    The trail descends steeply downward so we need to walk slowly and under control as our shaky legs continuously battle the rocky terrain. After crossing the suspension bridges over the fast flowing Dudh Koshi and its tributaries the trail becomes more level and natural. By today we start to get warmed up by the light breeze. Any remaining sore throats and colds will be gone by today as we pass through this charming mountain air. Although we are travelling the same route down, we feel completely different views. We snap a mixture of open plains, rhododendron and pine forests, and in the distance snow covered peaks. We walk through the Sherpa villages' noticing impressive faith in Buddhism and culture of prayer stones and prayers flag while we walk through the villages. Upon arrival in Lukla, we stretch those sore legs and recall the experiences of the last couple of weeks. We experience the culmination of a fantastic trek on a happy note with everyone back safe and sound with smile on faces! Overnight in Lukla
    Overnight at the local lodge

    Day 16.    Lukla-Kathmandu
    Flight to Kathmandu 
    Evening: Nepali dinner with a live cultural show at the Nepali restaurant [Complement]
    Overnight at the hotel

    Day 17.    Depart from Kathmandu
    According to your flight schedule, it is varies on your departure time rest of day is at leisure for independent activities of your interest until we pick you up at the hotel or we could plan some activities upon your choice if it is late hour flight and then transfer to airport for your further destination