Gokyo and the Everest Base Camp

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19 days - from 2070€

Day 1

Welcome at the airport and transfer to the hotel located in the area of Thamel (city center). Night at the hotel
Day 2

2/3 h of walk
Flight to Lukla (2800 m), with the guide where we meet the staff of porters and cooks. Few hours of walk along the Dudh Kosi river to Phakding village (2800 m). Night in a lodge.
Day 3

5 h of walk
We go up the Dudh Kosi river by an excellent path. Few steep sections in the forest. Traditional hamlets and terraces fields before reaching the prosperous village of Namche Bazar (3445 m). Night in a lodge.
Day 4

to 5 h of walk (optional)
Essential day of acclimatisation in Namche :. Optional walk: we go up to Khumjung village aTag 3900 m. Night in a lodge
Day 5

5 h of walk
Balcony path that slightly goes down to the river. We cross it at Phunki village (3250 m), then steep ascent in direction of the monastery of Thyangboche (3867 m). Night in a lodge.
Day 6

4 h of walk
Slope down through a rhododendrons forest and we go through Imja Khola. We get to Pangboche village and its monastery (3985 m). Night in a lodge.
Day 7

4 h of walk
Ascent to Phortse, village perched at the crossing of the Dudh Kosi and the Imja Hola, then to Thare village (3950 m). Night in a lodge.
Day 8

5/6 h walk
Ascent of the Dudh Kosi valley, through mountain pastures and few villages. Walking along the last moraine of Ngozumba glacier, we reach Gokyo lakes. Night in a lodge.
Day 9

5/6 h of walk
Early (and optional), 2/3 H walk up to the Gokyo Peak (5300 m). We leave the first lake, the Dudh Pokhari, by zigzagging paths. After lunch, short stage to Dragnak (2 H). Night in a lodge.
Day 10

7 h of walk
Long uneven ascent of 600 m through the Thagna valley. We walk on a mountaintop aTag 5000 m before slightly sloping down in a basin. We go through scree-covered slopes before arriving at the bottom of the Chola Pass. A last bump and we reach the pass (5420 m). 5 H of ascent. In the afternoon, we reach Zonghla in 2 hours. The lodge is located upstream of the Cholatsho lake and above the magnificient Cholatse (6440 m).
Day 11

2 h of walk
Short stage to recover : 2 hours of slope down then acsent of a soft slope to reach Lobuche (4930 m), in the valley that leads to the Everest. Night in a lodge.
Day 12

5 h of walk
Optional (but don't miss it !), the slope up to Kala Pattar aTag 5500 m (approximately as the altitudes change from one map to another...). 1 hour in the fallen rocks of the lateral moraine of the Khumbu glacier to reach the Gorak Shep (last tea shop!) and from there, we neeDay 2 hours to climb up the Kalapatar. In the afternoon, we start going down. In 2 hours, we're back in Lobuche. Night in a lodge.
Day 13

4/5 h of walk
We go down to Pheriche where we have lunch. Then we follow the Imja Khola valley to Pangboche, a big farming village located aTag 3985 m. Night in a lodge next to the village.
Day 14

3/4 h of walk
Short stage : we're get back to the forest, happier landscapes, and visit of Tangboche monastery. Night in a lodge.
Day 15

5 h of walk
Steep ascent and slope down to Namche Bazar. Free afternoon in the Khumbu capital. Night in a lodge.
Day 16

5/6 h of walk
In one stage, we get to Lukla. Night in a lodge.
Day 17

Flight for Kathmandou and transfer to the hotel. Free afternoon. Night at the hotel.
Day 18

Free day in Kathmandu. Night at the hotel. Extra charge for a guided visit.
Day 19

Transfer to the international airport.
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