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Everest BC & Gokyo

1950€ per person

The Everest Basecamp & Gokyo Valley is one of the most popular hikes in Nepal. Apart from being able to enjoy spectacular views of the highest mountains in the world and walk under their feet and their attentive look, this trek also has the peculiarity of starting in the Nepalese and Hindu Lowlands and reaching the Tibetan Buddhist Highlands, inhabited by the ethnic group Sherpa.

The Everest region is located in the northeast of Nepal. The most visited part is the district of Solukhumbu, home of the legendary Sherpa ethnic group and the highest mountain in the world, Everest, with its 8848 meters of altitude.

To the north of Solukhumbu we find the Everest National Park and to the east the Makalu Barun National Park. The most important ethnic groups that live in the Everest region are the Sherpas, Rais, Tamangs, Brahmins and the Chhettris.

The Everest Base Camp trek is, undoubtedly, a natural space with a large amount of wild fauna and flora where we can enjoy a unique experience of connection between these great mountains and the culture of the people who live with them.

Available dates

  • From April 1st to April 23rd of 2019
  • From October 1st to October 23rd of 2019
  • From November 1st to November 23rd of 2019

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22 days
  • Destination
  • Departure
    Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Included
    Accommodation
    Amarok Adventures Guide
    Domestic flights
    Local Guide
    Permits
    Transportation
    Transportation from/to the airport
  • Not Included
    Country Visa
    Entrance to tourist places
    Everything else not specified in "Includes"
    Flight taxes
    Flights to the destination
    Meals
    Sleeping bag & personal material
    Travel insurance
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Day 1: Arrival to Kathmandu
Arrival and reception by the guide at the airport, transfer to accommodation in Kathmandu. After resting and getting organized, we will go to have dinner at one of the many Nepali restaurants in downtown Kathmandu. Before returning to the hotel, we will make a briefing about the trip, so that you have an overview.
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Day 2: Kathmandu and surroundings. Preparation of the trip
This morning and after a good breakfast, we will enjoy a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu and its surroundings, discovering the best "highlights" of this unique and historic city. We visit the most important pilgrimage centers, such as the Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, one of the most important sacred places dedicated to the goddess Shiva. Another essential place is Bouddhanath Stupa, a vital center of prayer for Buddhists, as well as the Temple of the Monkeys, where we will enjoy their friendly company and we will have spectacular 360º views over the valley and the city of Kathmandu. After exploring its surroundings, we will approach the Durbar Square, where the Royal Palace is located and which can be visited for the most part. We walk through the frenetic streets of downtown, soaking up the vitality of this city and at sunset we will meet for dinner and discuss the last details of the rest of our trip.
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Days 3 & 4: Kathmandu - Phakding -Namche (3440m)
Today we will get up early to take an internal flight to Lukla, from where we will start a short and easy trekking of about 3 hours that will take us to Phakding (2600 m) and where we will stay in a lodge. The next day, we will leave early having an exciting day of route towards Namche Bazar awaiting us. The first part of the way is quite easy and, although today we are going to walk at a considerable height, with calm and tranquility we can enjoy this beautiful landscape that from the bridge that crosses the Dudh Koshi, lets us see Mount Everest. We continue our climb up to Namche, where we will receive its streets full of shops, lodges and restaurants, where to rest and regain strength. A place that both the Sherpas and travelers who visit these lands enjoy.
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Day 5: Acclimatization in Namche Bazar (3440m) and surroundings
This day of acclimatization leaves us time to visit Namche or take an excursion to the villages of Thame or Khumjung, from where we can have excellent views of Mt. Thamserku (6608 m), Ama-Dablam (6856 m), Mt. Lhotse (8510m), Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Nuptse (7861m), Island Peak (6189m), Mt. Tobuche (6367m), Mt. Kongde (6187m) and Mt. Kusum Kanguru (6367m). We will return to Namche to enjoy a good dinner and rest in the lodge.
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Days 6 and 7: Namche Bazaar- Tengboche (3870m) - Dingboche (4389m)
Today we will walk for 5 hours and begin the day with the spectacular views of Everest, Lhoste, Nuptse and Ama Dablam. There is a steep descent towards the bridge over the Dudh Kosi (3250m) which is the deepest valley after Namche and before Base Camp. We will climb a path that zigzags among rhododendron bushes. From here we have beautiful views towards Tengboche, famous for its legendary and great monastery in the Khumbu. The next day, we will walk about 5 hours in an easy descent through a forest towards a suspension bridge over the Imja Khola river, from where we climb towards Pheriche via Pangboche (3930m) continuing towards Dingboche, where we will stay in a lodge.
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Days 8 and 9: Acclimatization Day in Dingboche - Lobuche (4910m)
Today we will have acclimatization day exploring the town of Chhukung (4756m), with excellent views of Lhotse, Island Peak and Kali Himal. The next day, we will start the trekking with an easy walk, although expensive because of the altitude at which we find ourselves. After 3 hours walking, the path begins to ascend towards the Memorial Camp, place with a powerful spiritual charge and from where we continue until Lobuche enjoying here the views of the Nuptse, the Pumori (7165m) and Khumbu Ice Fall among other wonders of this place and that these master world mountains keep.
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Days 10 and 11: Lobuche - Everest Basecamp - Ghorakshep (5190m) - Kalaptthar (5550m) - Dzonglha (4830m)
Today we will hike through the Khumbu valley, next to the glacier that bears his name. Today and tomorrow are important days, because we are going to move at a considerable altitude, so we will take it very calmly. We head towards the Base Camp of Everest, where we will stay for a while to later return to Ghorakshep, to enjoy a good dinner in our Lodge. The next day we get up early to climb the Kalapatthar and watch the sunrise with the views of Everest, Nupse, Lohtse and Pumori, along with the spectacular Khumbu glacier. We descend to Dzonglha by Lobuche.
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Days 12 and 13: Dzonglha to Chola Pass - Thangnak (4700m) -Gokyo (4790m)
Today we start very early with a long route of 8 hours to the Chola Pass, after climbing between rocks and steep steps. There is usually ice in the passage and sometimes with deep snow, so it is advisable to wear boots. We then descend towards Thangnak (4700m) and we will stay at the lodge. The next day and after 2 hours of walking on the glacier, we will arrive to Gokyo and we will be able to explore the surroundings of the valley.
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Days 14 & 15: Gokyo to Gokyo Ri – Machhermo (4410m)-Namche Bazaar (3440m)
This morning we will walk early to Gokyo Ri, from where we have 360º views with Everest and Makalu. Late in the morning, we return to Gokyo and descend to Machhermo. The next day, we walked down to Phortse Thengnak through the Gokyo Valley and from there we climb again to Mong-La in a 1-hour walk with spectacular views of the Ama Dablam and the Thamserku. Then, easy way to Namche Bazaar where we will spend the night.
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Days 16 and 17: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2800 m) - Kathmandu (1400m)
Today we start the trekking back to Lukla in a 6-hour day from the mountains. The next morning, we fly early to Kathmandu, where we will spend the rest of the day with free program.
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Days 18 and 19: Visits to Bhaktapur and Patan
After spending 17 days hiking in the mountains, we wake up today in Kathmandu, where 2 essential visits await us, Bhaktapur and Patan. Both were formerly independent kingdoms, but in the eighteenth century, King Shah has united them by putting the former as their capital. Today we visit Bhaktapur, 11 km from Kathmandu where we will immerse ourselves in medieval times due to its number of medieval buildings, although many were destroyed by the 2015 earthquake. We will walk among the ceramic stalls and traditional handicrafts, being at the same time spectators of their rituals of offerings to the Hindu gods, since both religions, Buddhism and Hinduism, coexist in Nepal without any conflict. The next morning, we go to the village of Patán, 5 km from Kathmandu and separated from it by the Bagmati River. We will walk through its streets of temples and stupas dedicated to the Hindu deities. Its Durbar Square is a jewel of Newari architecture, indigenous culture of the Kathmandu Valley.
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Days 20 and 21: Visit of Khatmandu and free day in the city
Today we make a guided tour in Kathmandu, a city founded 8 centuries ago and located in the valley that bears his name. We will discover its most emblematic and interesting places, while we feel its accelerated heartbeat and its essence, that will not leave us impassive with its chaotic and vital rhythm and its people and streets that coexist daily with the dusty and noisy air of the continuous traffic that flood this city. Here the contact between the city and the mountains is even more marked, but it is still interesting to experience it. We will also enjoy the neighborhood of Thamel, where we can find good coffee or beer and get lost in its labyrinthine streets full of small shops. The next day, you can enjoy Kathmandu at your own pace.
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Day 22: Transfer to Kathmandu International Airport.
Today we say goodbye to Nepal, but with the happy feeling of having connected with their culture and with the mastery of these great Mountains that take care of this place and its people. Experiences and images that will remain forever engraved in our memory.

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