The trek to Goyko offers an alternative to the traditional Everest base camp trek. From Goyko Ri there are better views of Everest than the more traditional viewing spot of Kala Pattar. The mountains are more spectacular, the Ngozumpa Glacier is the largest in the Nepal Himalaya and from a ridge above Gokyo four 8000-meter peaks (Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu) are visible. The view of the tremendous ice ridge between Cho Oyu and Gyachung Kang (7922m) is one of the most dramatic panoramas in Khumbu Himalaya.
A. Itinerary in Detail (18 Days)
Airport pick up / transfer to your hotel / welcome and tour briefing.
Day 02 : Sightseeing in Kathmandu.
Sightseeing including many of the historical sites in the Kathmandu Valley
Day 03 : Fly to Lukla (2840m) and trek to Phakding. Overnight Phakding (2640m)
Fly to Lukla good views/ From Lukla / trail climbs to Ghat (2590) and on to Phadking. In Phakding at the top of the gompa there are some fine views of the mountains /overnight Phakding.
Day 04 : Phakding (2640m) to Namche Bazaar (3420m)Start trek after breakfast / good views of Thamserku peak on the way / trail climbs to Chomoa / an agricultural project / interesting place / gain an insight into the farming way of life of the people / from Chomoa trail again climbs to Monjo (2840m) / enters the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park (1148sq km, established in 1976) / continue some distance up hill to reach Jorsale (2830m) / long climb with views of Mt. Everest peeking over the ridge of Nuptse (7879m) / trail reaches Namche Bazaar / overnight
Day 05 : Namche Bazaar – rest day for acclimatization , visit Buddhist monastery, museum and or short hiking.
Rest day / side treks / hike to the Everest View Hotel / ideal place to overview Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Lhotse etc.
Day 06 : Namche Bazaar to Dole(4040 m).
Today we walk from Namche to Dole / overnight
Day 07 : Dole to Machhermo (4410m)
From Dole / trail climbs through a huge rock at Lhabarma (4330m) / carries on to Luza (4340m).From Luza the trail continues to climb to Machhermo (4410m) / good views of the mountains / overnight
Day 08 : Machhermo – Gokyo (4750m, 5 hrs)
Today pass through Machhermo / trail climbs and reaches Pangka (4390m) / Beyond Pangka the trail drops and again climbs steeply / from there you can see the massive Ngozmpa Glacier / finally arrive at Gokyo / overnight
Day 09 : Gokyo – visit Gokyo Ri (5340m), walk down Nala.(4440 m)
Take a look around Gokyo valley / best view you have to climb Gokyo RI (5357m) / also called Kala Patthar but not the Kala Patthar above Gorakshep / panoramic views of Cho Oyu (8201m), Gyachung Kang (7922m), Everest, Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (4063m), Cholaste and Tawachee. Walk down to Nala / overnight Stay in Nala.
Day 10 : Nala to Cho-La Pass (5,420m) and to Dzongla
After breakfast walk from Nala to Cho La Pass and walk up to Dzongla The views of Ama Dablam and Taweche are spectacular. Overnight Stay in Dzongla .
Day 11 : Dzongla to Lobuche (5018 m)
After a rough trail reach site at Lobuche / windswept collection of huts tucked in a narrow meadow between the glacier and the Lobuche Peak (6119m). The Lhotse ridge is simply awesome from this angle / overnight
Day 12 : Lubuche-Everest Base Camp – Gorak Shep(5140m):
The trail continues to climb to Gorak Shep / trek leads finally to the Everest Base Camp (5,357m/17,575ft) / rocky and glacial trails where climbers gather for summiting Everest / back to Gorakh Shep. overnight
Day 13 : Gorak Shep-Kalapaththar (5545m) – Lubuche:
Early morning walk up to the famous viewing point of Kalapaththar (Black Rock 5,545 m)small peak offers best views of Mt. Everest, Pumori, Ama Dablam and many more you can get without climbing / Continue trek / return to Lobuche (4930m/12894ft) overnight.
Day 14 : Lobuche to Tengboche ( 3850 m)
Continue trek down to Tengboche / overnight
Day 15 : Tengboche to Monju (2850m)
We return back to Namche Bazaar / overnight in Monjo
Day 16 : Monju to Lukla
Numerous ascents and descents through the forest / rocky cliffs and sheer drops overlooking the river / finally reach Lukla / overnight
Day 17 : Lukla to Kathmandu
Fly back to Kathmandu / transfer to hotel / afternoon free
Day 18 : Transfer to airport /flight to onward destination
Cost: Please contact us for a quote
(The cost varies with the number of trekkers in the group. Please contact us with the number of trekkers for the exact quote)
- Accommodation in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast basis as per the itinerary
- City tour in Kathmandu with guide by private car
- Entry fees when sightseeing in Kathmandu
- National Park Trekking/Entry Permit
- Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) registration fee
- Round trip / internal flights / overland transport / if needed / as per the itinerary
- Accommodation in guest houses/lodges during the trek
- Three meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) a day during the trek
- Qualified and experienced trekking guide and porter services
- Transportation, accommodation, meal allowance, equipment and insurance for trekking staff
- All the official paper work and all the applicable government taxes
- Airport transfers for internal flights
- Sleeping bag, down jacket and rucksack if required
- Airport pick-up on arrival and drop-off on departure
- Meals other than breakfast when staying in hotels
- Personal expenses and bar bills
- Clients’ travel insurance
- Tips and gratuities
Important Note and Optional Activities
Please note: All the trekking itineraries are flexible and can be revised in order to best meet your requirements i.e. your time, interests etc. Please make contact with us if you have any special requirements or interest.