Very Best Of Everest


Duration
27 Days - Contact for dates

Starts from
USD 3750

Elevation
6119m

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Very Best Of Everest

Complete circuit of Khumbu and Gokyo valley

This trip is our most comprehensive and all compassing journey in the Sagarmatha National park, including a summit of Lobuche East (6119m). It will lead you through the park’s most popular, as well as, the most under explored areas with hidden sights and untouched cultures. The adventure will challenge an enthusiastic hiker over high passes, offer beginners mountaineering experience and provide a glimpse into the quiet and rich culture of Sherpa people, all under the shadow some of the world’s highest peaks.

The trek passes through varied landscapes ranging from lush low alpine forests to dry high alpine scrubland, and over rocky glacier moraines and snowy passes. Accompanying the trails are ever present colourful Buddhist prayer flags and maniwalls as reminders that the Sherpas have a strong spiritual relationship with the Himalayas. From viewpoints on passes and summits, you’ll be rewarded with awe-inspiring sights of 4 of Nepal’s 8000m peaks (Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu) and serene blue glacier lakes.

Our Route begins at Lukla at 2840m. We first follow the Dudh kosi river on the valley floor, before making a sharp ascent up to Namche, the trading centre of the Sherpas. The trek proceeds on the traditional route to Everest base camp and Gorak Shep, from where we’ll tackle our first summit on Kala Pattar to experience the mighty beauty of Everest. We’ll then start our 2/3-day climbing expedition on Lobuche East (6119m) that includes an overnight high camp and a summit push with climbing guides. From here, we traverse towards the Gokyo valley crossing over Cho La pass (5330m) and the Ngozumpa glacier to Gokyo. We will summit Gokyo Ri to enjoy sunrise views of Everest, then traverse and summit Renjo La pass. This region borders closely with Tibet and sees little tourist traffic. The Sherpas here farm as they did before the conquest of Everest, living off the land and practising their Tibetan-Buddhist culture. We circuit back to Namche and trek back down to Lukla for our journey back to Kathmandu.

Technical Grading

This is primarily a trekking trip with 1 non-technical climb (6119m). No prior climbing experience is required, but we advise that part of the route is exposed so you should feel comfortable under such conditions. Good fitness is essential as most days will involve 4-7 hr of trekking carrying a 5kg daypack. The maximum altitude is 6119m.

Options

  • Trek only and no peak climb
  • Extra trek to Ama dablam base camp or Imja valley
  • Other trekking peak instead of Lobuche East (e.g. Island Peak)

Highlights

  • Stunning views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama dablam, Makalu and Cho Oyu
  • Colourful Buddhist culture and spirited Sherpa people
  • Crossing Cho La and Renjo La passes
  • Ascents of Lobuche East, Kala Pattar and Gokyo Ri

The Itinerary

Twenty Seven Days

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 2:In Kathmandu
Day 3: Fly to Lukla, trek to Monjo
Day 4:Trek to Namche
Day 5:Acclimatisation in Namche
Day 6:Trek to Debuche
Day 7:Trek to Dingboche
Day 8:Acclimatisation in Dingboche
Day 9: Trek to Everest Base Camp
Day 10:Trek to Gorak Shep, visit Everest base camp
Day 11:Summit Kala Pattar, trek to Lobuche base camp
Day 12:In Lobuche base camp
Day 13: Climb to Lobuche high camp
Day 14:Summit Lobuche, return to base camp
Day 15: Weather contingency day
Day 16: Trek to Dzongla
Day 17: Trek to Thangnak (via Cho La pass)
Day 18: Trek to Gokyo
Day 19: Summit Gokyo Ri, return to Gokyo
Day 20:Trek to Lungde (via Renjo La pass)
Day 21:Trek to Thame
Day 22:In Thame
Day 23:Trek to Namche
Day 24:Trek to Lukla
Day 25:Fly to Kathmandu
Day 26:In Kathmandu
Day 27:Depart Kathmandu

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