Trip Duration: 22 Days
Kathmandu Hotel: 04 Nights
Flights: Kathmandu - Lukla / Lukla - Kathmandu
Total Trekking: 21 Days
Type: Camping or Tea House
Max Elevation: 3,870m
This trek gives you the grand tour of the famous Khumbu Valley. This is a strenuous trek leading to Gokyo Lake and over the Cho La at 5,420m making a circuit of Tawache (6,367 m) and Cholatse (6,440m). Emerging into the Khumbu valley above Lobuje the trail continues up to Kalapattar and then back to Lukla via Thengboche and Namche Bazaar.
Strenuous trekking is continuously rewarded with dramatic Himalayan scenes, including four of the world's eight highest peaks; Cho Oyu (8,201m), Makalu (8,463m), Lhotse (8,516 m) and Everest (8,850m). Breathtaking mountain vistas are complemented by visits to Sherpa villages, homes and monasteries offering you an insight into the quiet but, culturally vibrant Sherpa way of life...
Sherpa religion (a mixture of Buddhist and animist) and culture have evolved from thousands of years of myths, stories and strong religious practice. Those of us attempting to understand this culture soon enter an endless maze of woven stories and tales. With the advent of tourism a considerable amount of the Khumbu economy now revolves around caring for trekkers and climbers. Though originally from Tibet, Tibetans and Sherpas are culturally very different from each other, depending on region of origin.
While you trek in Nepal, lets say in most of the places you'll have an options or more to the extension of your plan to climb lesser known peaks designated as "Trekking Peaks". And why the Everest Region to be an exception? Here, it has -
Island Peak (6,160m) / Mera Peak (6,654m)
Lobuche (6,119m) / Parchamo (6,187m)
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu & Transfer to Hotel. (See the Hotels we use).
Day 02: Full day guided sightseeing around of the Kathmandu valley.
Day 03: Flight: Kathmandu (1,310m) - Lukla (2,840m).
Day 04: Trek Phakding to Namche (3,440m) (5-6 hrs). Camp
Day 05: Rest / Exploration Day. Camp
Day 06: Trek to Thame, Camp.
Day 07: Trek to Maruling, Camp.
Day 08: Trek to Sumna Phug, Camp.
Day 09: Trek to Lunag, Camp.
Day 10: Trek to Sumna Phung, Camp.
Day 11: Trek to Tsorelmo, Camp.
Day 12: Trek to Gokyo via Renjo Pass (7 hrs). Camp
Day 13: Explore the surrounding of Gokyo lake (4,750m). Camp
Day 14: Continue to Base Camp of Cho La (5,420m) (8 hrs). Camp
Day 15: Cross Cho La and get to Dzongla (4,730m) (6 hrs). Camp
Day 16: Trek Dzongla to Lobuche (4,920m) (5 hrs). Camp
Day 17: Trek Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,140m) (4 hrs). Camp
Day 18: Hike Kalapattar (5,545m) - Gorakshep (5,140m). Camp
Day 19: Trek to Dingboche (4,410m) (4 hrs). Camp
Day 20: Trek Dingboche to Tengboche (3,870m) (5 hrs). Camp
Day 21: Trek Tengboche to Namche (3,440m) (5 hrs). Camp.
Day 22: Trek Namche to Lukla (2,840m) (5-6 hrs). Camp.
Day 23: Flight: Lukla (2,840m) - Kathmandu (1,310m). Hotel Overnight.
Day 24: Free day to explore, and enjoy Kathmandu. Hotel Overnight.
Day 25: Final Departure