This trek is a combination of the Gokyo Lake and the Everest Base Camp. A visit to Gokyo Ri offers the glittering view of Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Amadablam. We then cross over the Cho Lo pass and visit the Everest Base Camp. This trek also offers a walk through the most dramatic landscape and magnificent views of the mountain range in the region.
With eight of the world's ten highest peaks, Nepal is loaded with spectacular mountains vistas. Everest trek in justifiably famous, not only for its proximity to the world's highest mountain (8848m) but also for its friendly Sherpa people, picturesque villages great variety of cultures and traditions, colorful festivals and monasteries. The flora and fauna are other ornaments of the Sagarmatha National Park. The story of the yeti ( snowman) is still a mystery to the world from the Kahumbu region.
Everest Base Camp trek has everything: the incredible mountain views from Chukung, Kala Pattar and Gokyo River. Popularly known as "The Ultimate Trek," it includes all that the Khumbu has to offer including the fascinating villages and Tibetan Buddhist monasteries and the culture and hospitality of the Sherpa people, who will surely win your hearts. After starting with a flight to Lukla (2,805m/9,200ft) we trek up to Kala Pattar view point (5,550m/18,200ft) trek up the Khumbu Glacier to Everest Base camp set under the awesome Khumbu Icefall. Then we veer off the main trail to cross the Cho La pass (5,422m/17,783ft) into the Gokyo Valley. To top off this unique trek we climb Gokyo Ri (5,488m/18,000ft) for a panoramic view of the greatest mountain scenery in the world - including five 8000+m/26,000+ft giants and myriad other peaks of the Khumbu Himal.
Proceeding further up and from Lobuche, the path is clear and pleasant at first and then it climbs, twisting and threading its way onto the rough moraine of the Khangri Glacier and finally to Gorak Shep. From Gorak Shep, Kala Pattar is about two hours walk. The sunrise view from Kala Pattar is a rare and rewarding experience. Kala Pattar (Black rock) is the most popular viewpoint of the Everest region. Walk to the base camp can be interesting although there are no views of Mt. Everest. The descending trails involve nearly the same route down to Lukla for a flight back to Kathmandu.
|Trek Grade||Moderate to Strenuous|
|Trip Duration||12 days|
|Total Days In Nepal||16 days|
|Accommodation||Tent / Lodge|
|Transportation||Car / Van / Plane|
|Group Size||02 (minimum)|
|Best Time||Feb-May, Sep-Nov|
|Per Day HIking||5 to 6 hours|