Everest Region, TrekkingModerate, Strenous

17 Days Trekking Itinerary for EBC and Gokyo

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  • Destination:Nepal
  • Trip Grade:Moderate, Strenous
  • Max Elevation:5,545 meter
  • Total Duration:17
  • In / Out:Flight or Overland
  • Indicated times:Approx.
  • Destination:Gokyo RI / Kalapathar, Everest Base Camp.
  • Itinerary type:Fixed / Customized
  • Geography:Countryside / Small town, Glaciers & cold places, Mountains
  • Special interest:Cultural, Environmental education, Family travel, Nature Cruises, Photography, single tour and senior tours, religious/ Spiritual
  • Departure Date:Any time throughout the year except June July

Everest trekking is the most famous and challenging trekking in Nepal. Mount Everest, also known as Sagarmatha in Nepali and in Tibetan as Chomolungma. The top of the world’s mountain is at 8848m in feet height. Mount Everest attracts many climbers and some of them highly experienced mountaineers.

Get ready to trekking in the highest peak Mount Everest. You can get amazing experience in this trip.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day-01: Arrive Kathmandu. Transfer to the Hotel.
  • Day-02: Sightseeing in your intended sights of Kathmandu valley by a car.
  • Day-03: Kathmandu - Lukla (2860m)
  • Day-04: Phakding - Namche Bazar (3446m) - 6½ hours.
  • Day-05: Namche Bazar - Acclimatization
  • Day-06: Namche Bazar - Tengboche (3867m) - 6½ hours.
  • Day -07:Tengboche- Dingboche / Pheriche (4343m) - 6 hours.
  • Day -08: Dingboche/Pheriche - Lobuche (4930m) - 5½ hours.
  • Day-09: Lobuche - Gorakhshep (5200m) - 5 hours
  • Day- 10: Gorakhshep – Kalapathar (5545m) - Lobuche 8 1/2 hours.
  • Day-11 : Lobuche – Zhongla- 5 hours.
  • Day- 12: Zhongla – Cho-La Pass (5200m.) - Thangna – 8 hours.
  • Day –13: Thangna – Gokyo – 5 hours.
  • Day – 14: Gokyo Ri 5400m. climb - 5th lakes One day tour around Gokyo valley.
  • Day – 15: Gokyo – Machhermo - 5 hours.
  • Day – 16: Machhermo – Mong Danda – 6 hours.
  • Day-17: Mong - Monjo – 6 hours
  • Day- 18: Monjo – Lukla – 4 hours and flight ticket make conform for next days flight.
  • Day- 19: Lukla – Kathmandu 35 Minute flight Back by plane.
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Detail Itinerary

Day-01: Arrive Kathmandu. Transfer to the Hotel.
Day-02: Sightseeing in your intended sights of Kathmandu valley by a car.
Day-03: Kathmandu - Lukla (2860m)

Early morning transfer from Kathmandu airport to Lukla Airport (2800m.).A short flight from Kathmandu with beautiful views of mountains during 45 minutes flight, and then walking into Sherpa villages following the highest river Dudh Kosi River and then entering World Heritage Sites Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo and then Phakding village.

*Overnight at guest house.

Day-04: Phakding - Namche Bazar (3446m) - 6½ hours.

From Phakding to Namche Bazar is an interesting journey.
Between Phakding and Namche Bazar you can see Dudh Koshi valley and Jorsale village. At Jorsale you entering the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park. And finally, we ascend on a steep trail and reach Namche Bazaar, the biggest town in the Everest region.

Day-05: Namche Bazar - Acclimatization

Acclimatization is important before trekking higher, and this is a scheduled stop, which will allow you to gradually become used to the effects of altitude - the lower pressure and the thinner air.

Day-06: Namche Bazar - Tengboche (3867m) - 6½ hours.

Namche Bazaar to Tengboche is the unique route. The trail from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche offers beautiful views of Thamserku (6618m), Ama Dablam (6814m) Mount Everest (8848) and other world high mountains.And also you can enjoy viewing Nepal National Bird Pheasant and Mountain animal called Himalayan Thar.

The trail continues up to Sanasa at 3550m before descending to Tashinga. From Tashinga the trail descends steeply to Phunki Tenga, a small settlement with several drinks of water is driven prayer wheels on the banks of the Dudh Kosi at 3250m.
- Tengboche (or Thyangboche) is a village in Khumjung in the Khumbu region of northeastern Nepal, located at 3,867 meters (12,687 ft). In the village is an important Buddhist monastery, Tengboche Monastery, which is the largest gompa in the Khumbu region.

*Overnight at guest house

Day -07:Tengboche- Dingboche / Pheriche (4343m) - 6 hours.

From Tengboche, you can continue on to Pheriche. After crossing an iron bridge on your right side you can see the beautiful view of Ama Dablam (6814m). Then moving totally to Pangboche which is located high in the Himalayas in the Imja Khola valley, about 3 kilometers northeast of Tengboche and we hike to Dingboche.

The Dingboche

However, its located at the high altitude but Dingboche has got it's different characteristics to the same altitude Pheriche. It has got very clear and beautiful sight of several Chortens and famous Trekking Peak Imjatse or Island Peak. We will be sitting at the bottom of mount Amadablam in sunroom lodges having spectacular views of Peak 38 and Chhukung Valley.

Day -08: Dingboche/Pheriche - Lobuche (4930m) - 5½ hours.

Today, We leave Dingboche and continue our next destination Lobuche. Many stops later, we walk under the prayer flags and arrive at the Thukla pass and you will see a beautiful view of Cholatse Mountain. After staying at Shukla pass we head to Lobuche.

Day-09: Lobuche - Gorakhshep (5200m) - 5 hours
Day- 10: Gorakhshep – Kalapathar (5545m) - Lobuche 8 1/2 hours.

Early in the morning we are starting trek in Kalapattar or EBC. And return to Lobuche.

Day-11 : Lobuche – Zhongla- 5 hours.
Day- 12: Zhongla – Cho-La Pass (5200m.) - Thangna – 8 hours.
Day –13: Thangna – Gokyo – 5 hours.
Day – 14: Gokyo Ri 5400m. climb - 5th lakes One day tour around Gokyo valley.
Day – 15: Gokyo – Machhermo - 5 hours.
Day – 16: Machhermo – Mong Danda – 6 hours.
Day-17: Mong - Monjo – 6 hours
Day- 18: Monjo – Lukla – 4 hours and flight ticket make conform for next days flight.
Day- 19: Lukla – Kathmandu 35 Minute flight Back by plane.

Note: Trekking itinerary can be changed as per the different situation and clients interest.

Our trip to Nepal such a memorable one

I am part of a group of 4 girls who coordinated with Jagat for our 'mini' version of the Annapurna Circuit in early September 2017. We wanted to do the circuit badly but did not have enough time. Jagat and his team came up with a customized itinerary for us to start the trek from Jagat and end at Jomsom which we then flew to Pokhara to take a bus back to Kathmandu. The whole itinerary was very flexible and day to day arrangements can be altered by just communicating with our guide, Gopi. He will come up with the best plan to accommodate our wants and needs. 

From the moment we landed at the airport in Kathmandu to the moment we flew out of Nepal, everything was extremely well taken care of by Jagat and his team. Our guide, Gopi and porters, Raju and Tej (whom we call Dada) were like family to us during the entire trek. They were always checking on us to see if we have enough to eat, enough drinking water or can we cope with the trek. They even offered to carry our day packs when they saw us struggling. In fact, I think at most times, if not all, our interests were placed above theirs. They will go all the way out just to help you if there is anything you need at all on the trek. 

I don't think we'll be able to find another more patient, caring, trustworthy and detailed team of guides and porters. It was our pleasure to be able to trek with them. They had made our trip to Nepal such a memorable one that all of us didn't want the trip to end. Thank you for the great hospitality. I really look forward to visiting and trekking in Nepal again.

I would readily recommend Jagat and his team to anyone planning to trek in Nepal.

Love from Malaysia,

WanLing  

WanLing ,
Malaysia

This was my third trip to Nepal and most enjoyable.

I recently had the great pleasure of climbing Island Peak in the Khumbu, Nepal. Jagat Lama was a passionate and dependable resource for trekking and mountaineering in Nepal. He was on the spot as far as preparation for the trip. This was my third trip to Nepal and most enjoyable. Hiring a light and independent team allowed for a cost-effective, flexible and efficient way to climb in Nepal. His assistance was with me from the airport arrival through to departure. He took care of my every need and allowed me to focus on my goal of the summit of Island Peak. My climbing guide, his brother Lal, was competent, caring and successful. I left Nepal with new friendships. I readily endorse his services and would encourage anybody to go with the Independent Trekking Guides. They are honest, caring and willing to make your holiday the most memorable you have ever had. Please, don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about my experiences in Nepal.
Mark Lui,

It was my dream trip come true.
2010

I am 66 years old and have done a lot of hiking in the USA as well as climbing Mt. Fuji, Orizaba and Iztaacchuatl volcanoes in Mexico. We have hiked to the bottom and back of the Grand Canyon at least 25 times on most of the various trails to the bottom. For me, the crowning trek was to hike in the Himalayan range. We contacted Jagat Lama in Kathmandu, Nepal and signed up for our adventure to hike for two weeks with porters and guides. Our group of friends included three men and three women aged from 60 to 75. I'm sure this would be a daunting task for Jagat and his guides.

We all hiked from Lukla to Namche which was Bill's goal (he's the 75-year-old). One of the guides stayed with Bill, and we continued with the two outstanding guides, Chet and Chandra. These two guides did everything for us; got all of our bags from the porters and put in our rooms, took our menu selections to the cooks, and discussed the plans for the following day. The guides made allowances for some who were having some altitude adjustment issues and gave positive feedback to everyone. They were very patient with all of us and really tried hard to ensure we stayed healthy and happy. I can honestly say that these were two of the best guides weíve ever had. On our hikes, the guides had to work around some of us who liked to take pictures but needed to do some additional acclimation at higher altitude. As a result three of us were able to hike all the way to Mt. Everest base camp. It was like a moonscape. We met the Korean team that was going to climb Everest as soon as the weather looked better. The base camp is awesome with tents all over the place with prayer flags, and ice towers and rocks everywhere.

At 5:00 am we were going to climb Kalapathar (5545m.) When we went out it was snowing and foggy. The weather in the valley is usually clear in the morning, foggy in the afternoon, and big clouds in the later afternoon. Chandra said we should start for Kalapathar as he felt it would clear up - and sure enough, the snow stopped and the sun came out. We made it to the summit in snow and ice.

From this mountain, we took fantastic views of Mt. Everest and Lhotse. We saw an avalanche and heard the cracking sounds coming from the Khumbu glacier. The valley we hiked was very interesting. It surpassed my expectations. I had no idea how many memorials there would be erected for the Everest climbers. It's a sight to see. There were many stupas and monasteries. There are many rock faces that have a Buddha painted or adorned with prayer flags and the rows of prayer wheels to spin. The landscape goes from lush vegetation to flower trees, to pine trees and then the tree line to tundra and almost a moonscape. The children were fun to play with and photograph. As we headed down the valley to Lukla, my wife became sick and we saw that she couldn't hike all the way down. Our great guides arranged for a horse for her to ride so we wouldn't miss our plane. At Lukla, I took my wife to a new, wonderful hospital where she was treated and given medicine. When we reached Kathmandu, there was a strike by the Maoist Communist Party that closed all of the businesses. Jagat again came to our rescue by getting a van and getting us to the airport. He, Chet and Chandra babysat us to make sure we got through the security hassle and on to the right plane. I can't imagine anyone doing anything more or better that Jagat, Chet, and Chandra could have done to make this a wonderful experience that exceeded our expectations. I recommend his services to you if you're planning to go anywhere in Nepal or Tibet. It was my dream trip come true.
Everest Base Camp Trek
Bob Hacken / Catherine L. Bordner,
HOOD RIVER, OREGON 97031 USA

Dreams of trekking in the Himalaya.
May 2010

In April/May 2010 I was part of a group of nine individuals who used Jagat Lama to coordinate our trek to Kala Pattar and Everest Base Camp. From taking care of obtaining our TIMS cards on the first day all the way through to seeing us off to the airport in Kathmandu when our trip was finished, Jagat took care of everything. Trust me when I say that there are a lot of details that need tending to in between the two above events. Jagat and his crew exceeded all expectations and made our trip stress free. This fact allows one to concentrate of the arduous task of getting to Base Camp while trusting Jagat and his crew to care of the daily details such as obtaining food and shelter. I highly recommend that you do as I did and have Jagat and his crew work with you to meet your Nepali dreams of trekking in the Himalaya.
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Tom Tracey,
Rose Valley, WA USA

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