Mong La Pass Trekkers and Ama Dablam Namche Bazaar Temboche Everest from Kala Patthar Loboche View from Gokyo Ri Boudhanath

Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Valley Trek

Offered by Live Breathe Hike


Trip Details

Location Everest Region
Length 22 days
Grades Strenuous, Strenuous Plus
Accommodations Hotel, Tea House
Group size 6 - 12
Dates Mar 28, 2020 - Apr 18, 2020
Land Cost $3,995.00
Single Supp Cost $600.00

Hiking Trip Summary

Tibetans call her Chomolangna, Goddess Mother of the Snow. In Nepali, she’s Sagarmatha, Mother of the Universe. The rest of the world knows this mother of all mountains as Everest. At a soaring 29,028’, Mount Everest has long inspired awe and reverence, as well as for some, the ardent desire to set foot on the world’s highest summit.

Since Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary first summited Everest in 1953, countless mountaineers and trekkers have made the journey to the legendary South Base Camp hoping to summit or simply to bask in this mountain’s unequaled majesty.  

Taking place largely within Nepal’s Sagarmatha National Park, this 22-day trek follows the classic approach to Everest Base Camp up the Khumbu Valley and returns down the quieter Gokyo Valley via Cho La Pass. For nearly 400 years, this area, also known as the Solukhumbu District, has mainly been inhabited by the Sherpa people. While generally associated with those guiding or carrying heavy loads for Himalayan expeditions, Sherpa is an ethnic group that has migrated from Tibet. In the Sherpa language, Shyar means “east” and Pa, “people,” hence “people from the east.”

This trip is both about experiencing a celebrated Himalayan trek among the world’s highest peaks and learning about the ancient and evolving Sherpa culture. While the route up the Khumbu Valley has developed an infrastructure almost exclusively in support of a steady stream of international trekkers, the Gokyo Valley is less traveled with its small settlements surrounded by summer yak grazing pastures remaining relatively untouched by the outside world. 

This is a trip of high mountain trails, remote settlements, mystical monasteries, highflying prayer flags, and mighty vistas. It’s a window into an ancient way of life forged by the sheer enormity of these mountains and an experience in the curious confluence of East and West in the high Himalayas.

For every experienced hiker who appreciates the challenge and camaraderie of life on the trail and is contemplating that next adventure, Everest awaits!


Itinerary

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Additional Information

INCLUDED

  • Airport pick up & drop off (both international and domestic)
  • All accommodations as noted: first-class hotel in Kathmandu and Tea Houses during the trek  
  • All meals except 3 lunches and 1 dinner
  • Private guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu by private van, jeep or bus as per group 
  • Round trip flights between Kathmandu and Lukla, including airport tax
  • Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park entrance fee
  • Guides: International Mountain Leader and local Nepalese trekking team
  • Amazing hiking!

NOT INCLUDED

International airfare, airport departure taxes, 3 lunches, 1 dinner, beverages, expenses of a personal nature(phone calls, laundry,  battery recharge, hot shower, etc.), optional sightseeing entrance fees, insurance, optional tipping or gratuities to guides or staff.

LUGGAGE

Once on the trek, your baggage will be transported by porters. Please ensure you have only one main piece of baggage weighing a maximum of 12kg/25lbs, in addition to a daypack. Additional luggage can be stored in your hotel in Kathmandu and will available on your return from the trek. See our sample packing list.

ACCOMMODATIONS AND FACILITIES

During the trip, you will be staying at hotels, teahouses, and camps.

Hotels: 3 nights will be spent in Katmandu. The accommodations in Katmandu will be a 4-star hotel with have private baths.

Tea Houses: 18 nights will be spent in teahouses. These offer simple accommodation on a basic level. Rooms are shared, some with ensuite facilities, some with shared bathrooms. Each bed has a blanket, a bottom sheet, and a pillow, though it’s recommended you carry a personal sleeping bag.  As we get to more remote locations, the facilities simplify. There will be a common dining room that serves as a place to relax after hiking and an outdoor sitting area where you can admire the view. Some dining rooms are heated, others not. You can purchase snacks and beverages at the tea houses. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are also served.

Meals:  Breakfasts may include oatmeal, muesli, cornflakes, toast, pancakes, and eggs. Lunches and dinners may include Nepali style food such as soup, rice, dal, chapatis, chicken, curries, and vegetables, as well as more Western foods such as pasta, meat, and potatoes. Snacks and desserts might include fruit, cakes, and cookies. Water, coffee, tea, and hot chocolate are served with meals. Beer and wine are available at the hotel and some teahouses.

TRAVEL

The only international airport in Nepal is Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport, which is located about 3 miles from Katmandu center. Given the long travel time in getting to Katmandu, it's recommended that you arrive a day to two ahead of the trip start.

MEETING POINT

Participants will meet on arrival at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport for individual transfers to our hotel in Kathmandu. The meeting point for the group will be at the hotel in Kathmandu. 

ENDING POINT

The trip will end after breakfast on the last day, with private transfers back to Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport as needed.

WHO WOULD LIKE THIS TRIP?

This trip provides an exceptional opportunity for anyone who has dreamed of traveling to Nepal and hiking in the Himalayas. It has all the ingredients of a classic trek, from time spent in Kathmandu to staying in teahouses along the legendary Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Valley routes. 

This trip is rated Strenuous/Strenuous plus. While daily elevation gain and losses may seem moderate, much of the trip takes place over 10,000', with the highest elevation being 17,716'. Needless to say, this is a remote and challenging trip with many rewards. It is essential that participants are in excellent health and physical condition. While every active travel trip has inherent risk, when traveling to remote wilderness locations and at high altitudes, participants should understand that in the event of illness or accident they will not be within ready access to medical attention and facilities (and the level of care, once accessed, may not be to Western standards).   

MORE INFORMATION

This trek is offered by Live Breathe Hike, an active travel company based in France and owned and operated by Tanya Perret. For more information and supporting details about this amazing trek, to arrange to speak with Tanya Perret and/or to reserve your spot, we invite you to contact Live Breathe Hike.

Reserving This Trip

All Nepal trips are offered by Live Breathe Hike, an active travel company based in France and owned and operate by Tanya Perret. Tanya has extensive experience leading groups in European Alps, as well as the Himalayas of Nepal. To insure for the best experience possible, Tanya endeavors to speak with all prospect participants.

All registrations, deposits and payments will be handled solely by Live Breathe Hike, and their Terms and Conditions will apply.

For more information and supporting details about these amazing trips, to arrange to speak with Tanya and/or to reserve your spot, we invite you contact Live Breathe Hike.

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