Trip Overview

Package Details

Journey to the Top of the World on this Epic Trek


  • Trek to iconic destinations: Gokyo Lake, Everest Base Camp, and Kala Patthar.
  • Conquer one of the Himalayas' highest passes, Cho La Pass (5420m).
  • Ascend Gokyo Ri for panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Cho Oyu, Makalu, and more.
  • Immerse yourself in the rich Sherpa culture and savor Sherpa cuisine.
  • Experience a thrilling mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.

What to Expect:
Your journey commences with a scenic mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, setting the stage for the adventure ahead. After a stopover in Namche for acclimatization, you'll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the vibrant Sherpa culture and tantalize your taste buds with authentic Sherpa cuisine.
As you continue your trek, you'll reach Thyangboche Monastery, the largest Buddhist gompa in the Everest region. Here, you'll witness the stunning beauty of Mt. Ama Dablam (6856m), a moment that will leave an indelible mark on your journey.
Following the traditional route up to Lobuche, your path then veers towards the formidable Cho La Pass, one of the highest and most challenging Himalayan passes. The pass offers an unforgettable panorama, including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Lhotse Sar, Cho Oyu, Cholatse, and more.
Descending from Cho La Pass, you'll arrive at the pristine and captivating Gokyo Lake (5357m). Consider ascending Gokyo Ri (5487m) for even more breathtaking vistas before making your way to Kala Patthar.

The ascent to Kala Patthar takes approximately three hours, rewarding you with stunning close-up views of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Baruntse, Lhotse Shar, Kantega, Kwangde, Mt. Nuptse, and a host of other magnificent peaks.
From there, your trail leads to Everest Base Camp, involving some glacier walking and offering a remarkable view of Everest's formidable south face.
Throughout your journey, you'll traverse the stunning Sagarmatha National Park, a sanctuary for endangered wildlife such as the Snow Leopard, Red Panda, Himalayan Black Bear, Himalayan Thar, Himalayan Monal, and Blood Pheasant.


Things To Do

Itinerary & Map

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  • 01
    Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m)

    Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport and receive a warm welcome from our representative. Transfer to your hotel. Enjoy an authentic Nepali dinner at a local restaurant in the evening. 

  • 02
    Flight to Lukla, Trek to Phakding (2610m) - 3-4 hours (2,660m)

    Catch a 35-minute scenic flight to Lukla, the gateway to the Everest region. Meet your porters and start your trek to Phakding. Enjoy a gradual downhill walk, passing the Edmund Hillary school and admiring the Kusum Kanguru mountains. Lunch in Thado Koshi, then continue to Phakding. 

  • 03
    Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m) - 5-6 hours (3m)

    Cross suspension bridges and hike through Bankar, enjoying waterfalls and views of Thamserku. Reach Manju, the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. Lunch in Jorsalle, then follow the Khumbu valley. Cross five bridges and eventually reach Namche Bazaar. 

  • 04
    Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar (3,440m)

    After breakfast, hike to the viewpoint behind the Sagarmatha National Park headquarters. Marvel at panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and more.  Visit the Sherpa Cultural Centre and observe Everest ascent documentaries. Hike to the Everest View Hotel via Syangboche Airport for tea with a view. 

  • 5
    Namche Bazaar to Dole (4200m) - 5-6 hours (4,200m)

    After breakfast, enjoy a relatively easy walk through scenic terrain. Reach Kyanjuma for a tea break with Himalayan views. Spot mountain goats as you head towards Mong Danda and Phortse Tenga for lunch. Continue through beautiful forests to Dole. 

  • 06
    Dole to Machhermo (4470m) - 5-6 hours (4,470m)

    Trek through rugged terrain with stunning views of Mt. Cho Oyu. Pass through Kele, Lhabarma, and Luza before reaching Machhermo. Lunch in Machhermo, visit the Himalayan rescue post and learn about Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). 

  • 7
    Machhermo to Gokyo Valley (4790m) - 5-6 hours (4,790m)

    Follow the River valley through alpine meadows, past the first and second Lakes. Reach Gokyo Valley, located at 4790 meters beside the third Lake.  Explore the picturesque Gokyo region with its five Lakes. 

  • 8
    Hike to Gokyo RI (5360m) (5,360m)

    Spend the day acclimatizing and hiking to Gokyo RI. Enjoy breathtaking views of Ngozumba Glacier, Everest's five Lakes, and the entire Everest Himalayan range. Descend to Gokyo Valley for the night. 

  • 9
    Gokyo to Dragnag (4700m) - 5-6 hours (4,700m)

    Begin your trek by walking up a ridge, then descending and crossing rocky glaciers. Continue through a rugged landscape to reach Dragnag. 

  • 10
    Cross the Cho-La Pass, Trek to Dzongla (4830m) - 8-9 hours (4,830m)

    Start early and climb steeply to reach the challenging Cho-La Pass. Enjoy panoramic views of Ama Dablam and Cholatse. Descend through rocky trails to reach Dzongla. 

  • 11
    Dzongla to Lobuche (4930m) - 5-6 hours (4,930m)

    Trek down to Lobuche Kharka, passing by tombstones. Gradually ascend to Lobuche while enjoying the stunning scenery. Join the traditional trail to Everest Base Camp. 

  • 12
    Lobuche to Gorak Shep - Everest Base Camp (5364m) - Gorak Shep - 8-9 hours (5,364m)

    Traverse a rugged trail along the Khumbu glacier, passing the Italian Research Center and Lobuche Pass. Reach Gorakshep and continue to Everest Base Camp. Marvel at the views of Pumori, Nuptse, and other mountains. Return to Gorakshep for the night. 

  • 13
    Hike to Kala Patthar (5545m), back to Pheriche - 8-9 hours (5,545m)

    Early morning hike to Kala Patthar, offering breathtaking views of the Everest range during sunrise. Descend to Gorakshep for breakfast and trek all the way down to Pheriche. 

  • 14
    Pheriche to Namche Bazaar - 5-6 hours (3,440m)

    Trek down to Namche Bazaar via Pangboche and Phunki Tenga. Enjoy magnificent Himalayan views and lush forests. 

  • 15
    Namche Bazaar to Lukla - 5-6 hours (2,860m)

    Trek down from Namche Bazaar, passing waterfalls and Sherpa villages. Cross Phakding and reach Lukla for your last night of trekking. 

  • 16
    Fly back to Kathmandu (1,350m)

    Take a scenic flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu, enjoying views of Everest. Transfer to your hotel and spend the day shopping or relaxing. 

  • 17
    Bhaktapur City Sightseeing (1,350m)

    Visit the traditional and traffic-free town of Bhaktapur. Explore medieval squares, courtyards, and temples in this vibrant town. 

  • 18
    Final Departure

    Enjoy some free time or last-minute shopping for souvenirs. 
    Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport for your departure flight or onward journey. 

What you'll need

Includes excludes


  • International and Domestic airport pick up and drop off
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu at Hotel Blue Horizen
  • Flight to and from Lukla
  • Accommodation and 3 meals whilst on the trek
  • English speaking a Guide
  • Sagarmatha National Park Permit
  • Pasang Lhamu Village municipal fee


  • International Flight and Nepal Entry Visa Fees
  • Items of personal nature ie. Soft/hard drinks, tips etc.
  • Travel Insurance (this is a mandatory condition of booking)
  • Personal spending money
  • Sleeping bag Down jacket
  • Tips
Things You Need

Gear Information

Recommended Gear for Trekking in Challenging Terrain

  • Well-Broken-In Walking Shoes
  • Thick Socks
  • Light Socks
  • Camp Shoes (for resting at the end of the day)


  • Down or Fiber-Filled Waterproof Jacket
  • Waterproof Trousers
  • Sweater or Fleece Jacket
  • Underwear
  • Warm Cotton Trousers or Jeans
  • Shirts and T-Shirts
  • Shorts
  • Long Underwear
  • Wool Hat
  • Sun Hat
  • Gloves
  • Bathing Suit (useful for river crossings or hot springs)
  • Tracksuit (for comfort and relaxation in the evenings)

Other Equipment:

  • Sleeping Bag (4 Seasons)
  • Trekking Holdall or Stash Sack with Lock (for storing your gear)
  • Daypack (for carrying essentials during the trek)
  • Water Bottle
  • Sun Cream
  • Sunglasses
  • Flashlight with Spare Bulbs and Batteries
  • Lip Salve

Other Items:

  • Insect Repellent
  • Toilet Articles
  • Diary (to capture your trekking memories)
  • Toilet Roll
  • Laundry Soap (for hand washing clothes during the trek)
  • Wet Wipes (for personal hygiene)
  • Pocket Knife
  • Tie Cord (useful for securing gear)
  • Towel
  • Sewing Kit
  • Plasters (for minor injuries)
  • Binoculars
  • Camera
  • Film (if not using a digital camera)
  • Playing Cards (for entertainment)
  • Personal Medical Kit (including essential medications and first aid supplies)
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