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Everest Base Camp – Cho La Pass – Gokyo Ri Trek

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Day 1: Arrival at the Tribhuvan International airport. Pick up from the airport and transfer to the hotel.

Stop At: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
After resting for a while, the client will have spare time to explore the city streets, stroll down the by lanes and if need be shopping as well.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Dinner: A typical local traditional nepalese meal
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight you will be staying in the hotel

Day 2: Full day sightseeing tour to the places of cultural and historical importance.

Stop At: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
The travelers will get to see the old classical architectural craftsmanship of Nepalese traditional art. Besides that they will get a chance to pay homage to one of the important hindu Shrines of Pashupatinath, dedicated to Lord Shiva. Next they will be visiting Swaymabhunath or the Monkey Temple. Similarly Boudhanth Stupa a classic mix of Tibetan Buddhist culture and more.
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 3: Kathmandu - Lukla - Phakding

Stop At: Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
You will be flying from Kathmandu to Lukal. A 30 minute scenic flight adorned with high mountainous peaks. Upon reaching Lukla you wil be greeted by your other trekking crew members and begin packing and arranging with them. From Lukla, you start trekking. At one hour’s gradual descent, you will be at a Cheplung village from where you have a glimpse of Mt. Khumbila (18900 ft), a sacred mountain which has never been climbed. From Cheplung, you then gradually descend until you reach Phakding and spend the night.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a hotel or a lodge

Day 4: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar: 5-6 hours trek

Stop At: Namche Bazaar, Namche Bazaar, Khumbu, Sagarmatha Zone, Eastern Region
Today you will be Walking through a beautiful pine forest, you follow the trail north up the valley of Benkar, and crossing the Dudh Koshi River and go on passing Chumoa to Monjo, the entrance to Everest National Park. You will be then crossing a suspension bridge, passing through Jorsale village, the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers.Next you will make a steep ascent on the way to the Sherpa village - Namche Bazaar.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight in a hotel or a lodge

Day 5: Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar

Stop At: Namche Bazaar, Namche Bazaar, Khumbu, Sagarmatha Zone, Eastern Region
You will be spending a day here acclimatizing. Namche Bazaar is the main center of the Khumbu region and has government offices, ATMs, Internet cafes, shops, restaurants, and a colorful market. Your guides can take to explore the real charm of Namche Bazaar. Hiking to Sagarmatha National Park rewards trekkers with a sunrise view and the views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde and so on.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at standard lodge or Guest House

Day 6: Namche Bazaar to Dole

Stop At: Namche Bazaar, Namche Bazaar, Khumbu, Sagarmatha Zone, Eastern Region
Namche Bazaar to Dole is a beautiful trail. From Namche, the wide and scenic beautiful trail continues to Kyanjuma village. The trail is perched on a rocky mountain high above the gorge of Dudh Kosi. The incredible views of Thamserku, Kongde, Ama Dablam, Lhotse
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at lodge or Guest house

Day 7: Dole to Machermo

Stop At: Machhermo, Khumjung 56000, Nepal
The day starts with a trekking from dole to Machermo.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at a guest house or lodge

Day 8: Machhermo to Gokyo Lake

Stop At: Machhermo, Khumjung 56000, Nepal
Today we follow the trail all along Machermo that leads us towards Gokyo. It is a beautiful, route that holds a sequence of three beautiful, deep-blue glacier lakes; the first is small, the second larger, and the third really large. All three are literally ice-cold. Besides that from here the panoramic views of the snowcapped mountain ranges is a spectacle to watch. By doing this in a matter of hours we reach Gokyo.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at lodge or a guest house

Day 9: Gokyo rest, explore the Gokyo RI

Stop At: Gokyo Lakes, Sagarmatha National Park 44600 Nepal
Today is meant for resting at Gokyo. After an ideal days rest we make a ,move towards the Gokyp Ri. is a small hamlet of a few stone houses and one of the highest settlements in the world. From Gokyo Ri it is possible to see four 8,000-metre peaks: Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: You will either stay in a lodge or a guest house

Day 10: Trek from Gokyo to thaknak

Stop At: Gokyo, Gokyo, Sagarmatha Zone, Eastern Region
Today you start early because you will have to walk through the Glacier which is the longest glacier of Nepal called Ngozumpa glacier. As you walk in this area a thundering sounds of rock falling into the glacier lake will grab your attention as is a common sighting here, while making a cross over. You will be crossing this glacier before the sunset and finally reach Thaknak,
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at lodge or a guest house

Day 11: Thaknak, cross the Cho-La Pass (5367m) and trek to Dzongla

Stop At: Thangnag, Chaurikharka 56000, Nepal
Today after breakfast you will be making a steep climb for a while and the trail drops down to the bottom of the Chola. After that the trail leads you through the rock toward the top which is steep climbing. There are some Buddhist prayer flags on the top of the pass which has great views of the mountains.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 12: Dzongla to Lobuche (4940m). – 2-3 Hours

Stop At: Ngozumba Glacier, Khumjung 56000, Nepal
Today we will be trekking from Dzongla to Lobuche with stunning views on the offer.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight in a lodge or a guest house

Day 13: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep

Stop At: Gorakshep, Khumjung 56000, Nepal
Today you will be toiling hard, as the trail from Lobuche to Gorakshep is steep and un even. Crossing the ruged paths you will finally reach Gorakshep
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at a lodge of a guest house

Day 14: Hike upto Kalapathhar

Stop At: Kala Patthar, Khumjung 56000, Nepal
Today we will be on a 2 hour hike up to the Kalapatthar, the greatest view point of the Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori , Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Thamerserku, Mera Peak and many more
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at a lodge or a guest house

Day 15: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar

Stop At: Namche Bazaar, Namche Bazaar, Khumbu, Sagarmatha Zone, Eastern Region
Today you will be leaving pheriche behind, and follow the trail that leads to the bustling Nache Bazar.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight in a lodge or a guest house

Day 16: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla: 6-7 hours Trek

Stop At: Namche Bazaar, Namche Bazaar, Khumbu, Sagarmatha Zone, Eastern Region
The trail descends steeply downward and crosses the suspension bridges over the fast flowing Dudh Koshi . Once you make a cross over the trail evens out and becomes much easier and natural. After having a good look at the surrounding landscapes and mountains you reach Lukla.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight in a lodge or a Guest House

Day 17: Fly out from Lukla to Kathmandu.

Stop At: Lukla, Lukla, Sagarmatha Zone, Eastern Region
Today you will be boarding an early morning flight to Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu, you can take a rest or do some souvenir shopping. If you want to explore any other areas of Kathmandu, you may do that day. Besides that there will be a farewell dinner in the evening to rejoice and celebrate the success on the completion of your journey.


Duration: 24 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight in a hotel

Day 18: Fly back home

Stop At: Kathmandu, Kathmandu, Kathmandu Valley, Bagmati Zone, Central Region
This is the final day of your trekking journey as you will be bidding farewell to Nepal. Our representatives will escort you to the Tribhuwan International Airport as per your flight time for you to board the flight back home.


Duration: 1 day

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Upon arrival our airport representative will pick the customer from the arrival gate and safely transfer to the destined hotel. Similarly during the time of departure the client will be escorted to the airport as well.

Airports

  • Tribhuvan Airport, Kathmandu Nepal
Duration
18 days
Inclusions
  • 17x Breakfast
  • 17x Dinner
  • 16x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 15 nights
  • Transportation, • Local guest house accommodation in mountain. •First Aid Kit.
  • • Service charge and government taxes. • Sagarmatha National Park entry fee. • TIMS Card. •
  • Entry/Admission - Kathmandu Durbar Square
  • Entry/Admission - Gokyo Lakes
Exclusions
  • • International Airfare. • Meals in Kathmandu (besides breakfast). • personal expenses.
  • • Tips for guide and porter. • Extra accommodation and meals outside of itinerary. •
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 9 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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When we fly Nepal, Here in Malaysia it was raining and Kathmandu was also raining too much. But we saw many Mountains because Hills were clear after rain. Our Everest Trekking was very nice. Guide, Labor, all make happy to us. We are 7 guys so helicopter came two times. I see
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Response from shepherdholidays, Manager at Everest Base Camp – Cho La Pass – Gokyo Ri Trek
Responded 17 Oct 2019
Hello Abdul, We thank you very much for your review and your tour as well. We wish to welcome you and your family again in near future. Thanks and Regards, Shepherd Holidays Family
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By: Shepherd Holidays
Haku M
10
Best Trekking Company in Nepal
We visited Annapurna base camp and Poon Hill Sunrise view and found the best travel agent in Nepal. I recommend
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DSBilly
Stafford, Virginia
82
Great tour Great price
We wanted a tour with a private vehicle that was comfortable for 6 people. You guys nailed it. Rabina our tour
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Tim N
20
Whitewater rafting
My colleages and I had a great time rafting! It took about 4hrs to get to the rafting area, lunch was provided,
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Max
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
62
Exclusive Experience
Very pleasant and relax trip visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu, tour guide Rabina explains in
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Twiggy
10
Enjoyed trip & good info briefed
Rabina guided us the trip & briefed us many info during the trip. We do enjoyed very much. Also Rabina recommended
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Abdul Chang
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
10
Heavenly scene in Everest from Helicopter
When we fly Nepal, Here in Malaysia it was raining and Kathmandu was also raining too much. But we saw many
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MoHd AmErul
Penang Island, Malaysia
10
Best Tour Guide Of Nepal
I had a big dream to reach to the Everest. After watching Everest movie I planned to visit the Everest with my
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ahamedkhalidalhajjaji
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
10
Nice Company and Guide for Nepal Visit
Good Company, driver came to pick me up on time in Airport and Hotel. We visited Kathmandu, Pokhara and Poon Hill.
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Bilal mohammad
Kuwait City, Kuwait
10
Excellent Tour of Kathmandu
First, i heard about Nepal by my co- worker here in Kuwait and one of my friends gave me contact details of
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sanjay k
10
Breakfast in Kathmandu and lunch in Everest
A huge round of applause and massive thanks to the whole shepherd holidays team who were just awesome. From start
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