Multi-day trip

From Kathmandu: 17-Day Poon Hill Sunrise & Everest View Trek

Activity provider: Alpine Club of Himalaya

From Kathmandu: 17-Day Poon Hill Sunrise & Everest View Trek

Activity provider: Alpine Club of Himalaya

From US$ 1,999 per person

Get off the beaten track and explore a lesser-known route to Everest, the Gokyo Valley Trek, on this 17-day hike. Watch the sunrise from Poon Hill, sightsee in Kathmandu, and explore Namche Bazaar.

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Duration 17 days
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Live tour guide
English
Optional audio guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Poonhill Surnise
  • Local Food
  • Views of Mt. Everest
  • Panoramic views
Full description
Gokyo Valley Trek is a fine alternative to the Everest Base Camp Trek which climbs the valley to the west of Everest to the village of Gokyo and five sacred lakes on the moraine beside the Ngozumpa Glacier. This two week spectacular climb almost as high as the Everest Base Camp Trek offers similarly jaw dropping Everest views, but the trails are less crowded and quieter with traditional Sherpa villages serving local meals to legions of hungry trekkers. The trail follows the Dudhkoshi River to its source – a series of emerald green lakes. Gokyo is a Sherpa village that lies besides the largest of these lakes. From Gokyo we climb to Gokyo Ri (5360m) for a heart stopping view over Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu and Makalu, Cholatse and Taboche. As Everest Base Camp Trek has Kala Patthar at an elevation of 5545m , Gokyo Valley Trek has Gokyo Ri at an elevation of 5360m on the north side of Dudh Pokhari which is an epic vantage point , offering the kind of view over Everest that is normally reserved for balloonists or mountaineers. In this trek as well, we fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and start our trek onwards to Namche Bazaar (3,440m), the trading center of Khumbu Region. We take a days rest for acclimatization in Namche. From Namche Bazaar, 3 days trek will take us to Gokyo, where we take another day of rest for acclimatization and exploring around. The next day we climb Gokyo Ri (5360m) for the superb views of Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholatse and Taboche, with the Ngozumpa Glacier cutting across in front like a massive tear in the landscape. We then walk downhill to Gokyo (4750m). The Gokyo Valley Trek is specially designed for those who prefer a less crowded trail with only basic lodge facilities and in this trail one will miss out most of the famous monasteries of Khumbu region. Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft) Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and trek preparation Day 03: Fly to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft) and trek to Ulleri (2050m/6725 ft) (30 mins flight, 1 hrs drive, 6 hrs trek) Day 04: Ulleri to Ghorepani (2,750m/ 9,020 ft) (4-5 hrs trek) Day 05: Ghorepani to Tadapani (2,700m/8,860ft) with a visit to Poon Hill – (3,210m/10,529ft)-6-7 hrs Day 06: Tadapani to Ghandruk (1940m/6360 ft) (3-4 hrs) Day 07: Ghandruk to Pokhara (4 hrs trek and 1 hrs drive) Day 08: Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu (30 mins flight) Day 09: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla, trek to Phakding (8,700ft) (40 mins flight, 3-4 hrs trek) Day 10: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft) (5-6 hrs) Day 11: Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283 ft) – Acclimatization Day Day 12: Namche Bazaar to Khumjung (3,810 m/12500 ft) (4 hrs) Day 13: Khumjung to Tengboche (3,870m/12694ft) (4-5 hrs) Day 14: Tengboche to Monjo (2,950m/9,676ft) (6-7 hrs) Day 15: Monjo to Lukla (5-6 hrs) Day 16: Fly to Kathmandu Day 17: Final departure – Home Sweet Home
Includes
  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu and Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu)
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader
  • Porter service (2 trekkers = 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food, airfares and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after completed trek)
  • T-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes
  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Private transportation except what is mentioned in the ‘Included in the Cost’ section
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara(and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, desserts, Mineral water, Hot shower, Hot water, Wi-Fi, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Drones
  • Alcohol and drugs

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