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The Best Of Everest Trek To Two High Valleys – The Ultimate Trek.


This 19-days Everest Base Camp trek with Gokyo Lake trek has everything: the incredible Mountain View from Chukung, Kala Pattar and Gokyo Ri. Popularly known as “The Ultimate Trek,” it includes all that the Khumbu has to offer including the fascinating villages and Tibetan Buddhist monasteries. The culture and hospitality of the Sherpa people will surely win your hearts. After starting with a flight to Lukla


(2805m/9,200ft) we trek up to Kala Pattar viewpoint (5,550m/18,200ft) and then veer off the main trail to cross the Cho La pass (5,422m/17,783ft) into the Gokyo Valley. To top off this unique trek we climb Gokyo Ri 5,488m/18,000ft) for a panoramic view of the greatest mountain scenery in the world – including five 8000+m/26,000ft giants and myriad other peaks of the Khumbu Himal.


Moderate to rigorous trekking from 2,805m/9,200ft with on pass crossing of 5,422m/17,783ft and day hikes up to 5,550m/18,200ft. Accommodation mostly in comfortable lodges run by Sherpa families. The trek starts with a flight from Kathmandu and includes all meals, services of experienced Sherpa trek guide and porters to carry luggage. Clients carry day-pack only and walk at their own pace.


This also involves spending a few nights in mountain shelters with basic facilities (hutment/basic tea house) and cross the Cho La pass ‘alpine’ style. If the pass is closed due to ice /snow /health or other conditions, the trek will follow the normal route around the mountain by way of Pangboche, Phortse and Na villages to Gokyo.

While the Everest Base Camp Trek simply allows you to explore the classic Everest Base Camp trek route, the Ultimate Everest Trek lets you explore the goodness of both Everest Base Camp trek and Gokyo Lake trek. Everest Base Camp trekking is an amazing journey. Everything that you can look for in an ideal trekking trip is there in Everest Base Camp trekking. From natural spectacles to religious and cultural heritages, it’s all there. And most importantly, during the Everest Base Camp tour, you get to explore the lifestyle of the locals living in the region, and understand their way of life. With the help of the guide, you could communicate with them, and get to hear the numerous stories related to Mount Everest, especially Everest Base Camp tour.

About The Everest Base Camp Trek

Trek to Everest Base Camp takes you through numerous settlement areas. All of them have one or the other thing to offer to the trekkers. The trekking journey starts from Lukla, which is a beautiful village, and also the home to the world’s most dangerous airport. Another significant settlement area on the trip is Namche Bazaar, which will definitely surprise you with its rustling and bustling market. It you’re in need of cash, or anything related to trekking, this is where you get it. Another important village on the route is Tengboche, which is known mainly because of the Dawa Chholing Gompa, which is the most crucial Buddhist pilgrimage site in the region. And finally, you will reach Everest Base Camp, which is  the most valued attraction of the journey.

The trekkers feel so many emotions rushing through their heads after they reach the Everest Base Camp. They feel excited to have reached the destination, and at the same time, they experience that whiff of sadness. They look around and enjoy possibly the best mountain views they’ve ever seen. But this is not it. There is still something that awaits their attention. One major attraction that is still left to be covered is Kala Patthar, and as per popular opinion, it offers even better views of the peaks in the region, and especially that of Everest. Kala Patthar is a mini mountain with an altitude of 5540 m. Hiking to the top of this peak is a popular activity.

Everest Base Camp And Everest Gokyo Lakes Combo

Trek to Mount Everest Base Camp becomes Everest Gokyo Lake Trekking in the true sense, when you add the Gokyo Lake Trek itinerary to Everest Base Camp trek. The resulting Ultimate Everest trek is a 19 days long journey, where the trekkers walk only for a duration of 15 days. The rest of the time is spent acclimatizing, and going on side treks. The places that are covered in the journey are Khunde, Dole, Machhermo, Dragnak, and so on. During the trek, you will also get to cross Cho La, which is a high altitude mountain pass situated at an elevation of 5420 m.

Gokyo Lake Trek

Gokyo Lake Trek is yet another trek in the Everest region that takes you to a few of the most wonderful attractions, namely Gokyo Lake, Gokyo Village and Gojyo Ri. You can go for Gokyo Lake trek by treating it as an individual journey, or you can combine it with Everest Base Camp trek, quite like it’s done in the Ultimate Everest trek. This way, you’re able to explore the goodness of not just one trek but two. Gokyo Valley has a mild side to it when it comes to destinations that you need to cover during the trek, and also, it has a tough side to it. Depending on your interest, and level of expertise, you can make your trek as easy or difficult as you want.

Gokyo Lake trek is also known as Gokyo Ri trek, as, during the journey, you get to hike to the top of this mini mountain called Gokyo Ri. Its height is 5340 m, and it is said to offer the most amazing views of the peaks in the Everest Region. However, since it is a part of the side trek, during your Gokyo Ri trek, you could choose to avoid it. Gokyo Lakes are another set of attractions that you will come across during Gokyo Valley trek. They are a complex of high altitude mountain lake. Altogether, there are 19 lakes, and they are all oligotrophic, which means that not even a single creature, including microorganisms, harbor around the lake. This phenomenon giving it a natural blue color, which stands beautifully out in a grey setting.

Gokyo Village

Gokyo Valley trek is incomplete without exploring Gokyo Village, which is a small settlement area situated at the bank of Gokyo Lake. The lake, mountains, and other geographical features in the area make Gokyo Lake a scenic village. Despite the isolation, you can find all sorts of facilities, including internet here. Though, it is kind of expensive. If you’re craving for something sweet, you could have the amazing chocolate cake, which is baked fresh in the local wood fire oven. You could extend your Everest Gokyo Lake trekking by including attractions such as the village of Thame, and Renjo La, a high altitude mountain pass with an elevation of 5360 m.

How Hard Is Everest Base Camp & Gokyo Valley Trek?

If you’re curious about the question, how hard is Everest Base Camp trek, Everest Base Camp trek difficulty level is marked at moderate. Though it has all the factors that makes it a difficult trek, the standard of facilities available of the route balances them out. In the same way, Gokyo Lake trek difficulty level is moderate as well, and the deal with this one is quite like Everest Base Camp trek. However, if you combine both the journeys, the resulting Ultimate Everest trek’s difficulty level is challenging. Ultimate Everest trek is lengthier than the other treks. Also, the trekkers need to cross high altitude passes, and climb peaks. These make the trek quite tough.

Ultimate Everest Base Camp & Gokyo Valley Trek Cost

Everest Base Camp trek cost, quite like the price of any other journey, depends on factors such as the length of the journey, the level of luxury offered, the travelling service provider you’re going with, and so many others. It is crucial that you consider your budget seriously, and choose only the package that fits it. Also, if you co-relate price with the quality of services offered, get that idea off your head. You will find many companies offering great service at an exceptionally affordable price. Generally, Ultimate Everest trek cost can range between $1400 to $3000. The key to finding the right package is to research well, and communicating with the tour operators.

Essentiality Of Everest Base Camp Trek Map

Everest Base Camp trek map can prove to be your best ally during the Everest Base Camp trek, and so can Gokyo Lakes trek map in case of Gokyo Lakes trek. You can buy these maps separately if you’re focusing on either one of the journeys. Or, if you’re going for Ultimate Everest trek, which is the combination of both the treks, try finding a map that gives you the details about both the routes. With a map in your possession, you can feel much more independent, as it will give you all the information that you need to have about the route before going for the trek. With a map in your hand, you’ll be able to go for solo treks, and discover things on your own. It’s always a good idea to have a map with you before journeys as such.

Best Time To Trek Everest Base Camp

The best time to trek Everest Base Camp is between the months of September and November. During this time, the weather is pleasant, neither too hot nor too cold. Also, because of the recent rainfall, the skies appear clear. This is the best time for you if you love mountain views. The only downside to this season is that there are lots of people on the route. If you love peace, well, this may not be the perfect time for you. Another best time to trek Everest Base Camp is between the months of April and June. Most features of this season match that with the previous one, except the visibility. The views might disappoint you during this time. However, since there are comparatively fewer people on the route during this time, it might be the perfect timefor the people whose objective behind trekking is to seek peace, and connect with nature.

About The Company

Happy Holiday Treks & Expedition is an ideal partner when it comes to Ultimate Everest trek, or any other variation of Everest Base Camp trek. The company was established by individuals who have spent an entire life working as guides, for mountaineers and as well as trekkers. We know exactly what makes or breaks a trek. One of the best things about us is that we focus on client satisfaction. And in order to achieve that, we even allow our clients to make changes to the itinerary. If you’re planning to go on the Everest Base Camp trek, and are looking for a travel service provider, make sure to choose Happy Holiday Treks & Expedition. The one thing that is certain is, with us beside you, you can get the best out of the Everest Base Camp trek.

Day 01 – Arrive Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu you will be transferred to Hotel.

               Overnight: Hotel, Kathmandu

Day 02 – Fly to Lukla. Trek to Monjo, 2,835m – 5-6 hours. Overnight: Tea House.

Day 03 – Trek to Namche, 3,445m – 6 hours. Overnight: Tea House

Day 04 – Rest day acclimatization. ‘Climb high, sleep low’ is the mantra for good

               acclimatization. Overnight: Tea House

Day 05 – Trek to Thyangboche, 3,873m – 5-6 hours. Overnight: Tea House

Day 06 – Trek to Dingboche, 4,360m – 6 hours. Overnight: Tea House

Day 07 – Rest and acclimatisation. Overnight: Tea House

Day 08 – Trek to Lobuche, 4,931m – 6 hours. Overnight: Tea House

Day 09 – Trek to Everest Base Camp – 5,300m, and return to Gorak Shep,

               5,165m – 6-7 hours. Overnight: Tea House

Day 10 – Ascend Kala Pattar, 5,545m, and trek back to Dzong La, 4,843m

              6-7 hrs. Overnight: Tea House

Day 11 – Cross the Cho La, 5,420m, trek to Dragnak, 4,700m- 5-6

               hours. Overnight: Tea House

Day 12 – Trek to Gokyo, 4,750m – 3 hours. Overnight: Tea House

Day 13 – Rest or climb Gokyo Ri, 5,483m, continue trek to Machermo,

              4,410m – 8 hours. Overnight: Tea House

Day 14 – Trek down to Phortse Tenga, 3,675m, and then climb to Mong La – 5

               hours. Overnight: Tea House.

Day 15 – Trek to Namche Bazaar, 3,445m, descend to Monjo, 2,835m –

              5-6 hours. Overnight: Tea House.

Day 16- Return trek to Lukla – 5-6 hours. Overnight: Tea House

Day 17 – Fly to Kathmandu. Overnight: Hotel, Kathmandu

Day 18 – Day at leisure in Kathmandu. You will have time at leisure in Overnight: Hotel

Day 19 – Departure Transfer to Airport to fly back Home.

Trek Services Include: 

  • Ultimate Everest Base Camp & Gokyo Valley Trek
  • Guide and Porter/s,
  • 3 Nights Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Basic but clean and comfortable twin share room in local tea-house
  • Meals (breakfast/lunch/dinner),
  • Trek permit & Park fees,
  • Contribution to guide transport
  • Guide/porter insurance.
  • Domestic flight cost

Cost Will Not Include:

  • Sleeping bags (if needed – can be hired in Kathmandu);
  • Personal equipment;
  • Meals in Kathmandu;
  • Transportation between Kathmandu and Pokhara;
  • Tips;
  • Client insurance of any kind; cost of evacuation (if any);
  • Bottled/alcoholic drinks;
  • Nepal visa costs;
  • Other expenses of personal nature.

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#In December 2011, my husband and I did a 3 trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal followed by 3 days at Chitwan National Park with Happy Holidays (Kuman Gurung).  We’re in our mid-sixties and began to question our decision when various friends and family members said that it’d be way too cold and difficult at that time of the year.  Actually November and December are excellent months to trek in Nepal as it is normally dry and sunny.  Kuman is an excellent choice as he did all the planning, gaining of licenses, arranging for lodging and planning of the length of our trekking days.  We liked that he not only planned, but accompanied our group of 6, along with two other wonderful assistants (porter and guide).  One needs to understand that Nepal is a third world country, and electricity and warm water become an issue all over the country.  Our days were very warm---how I wished I’d brought a short sleeved shirt---and the nights are cold.  We hadn’t anticipated that we’d spend much of our time climbing up or down----but Nepal translates to the Himalayas so that’s what you do. (much is rock steps which can be difficult for some)  The vistas make stopping often to rest a treasure,----it is beautiful---so beautiful.  You are remote and everything is packed into the area---your meals come mainly from the gardens and are delicious!  Kuman is willing to tailor the trip’s destination and length to your ability and time frame.  He provides one with a most memorable experience, and you come away with a true appreciation of the country and people.  He also arranged our stays in Katmandu and 3 days in the Chitwan National Park.  You begin and end your trek in Pokhara and we recommend the Temple Tree Resort and the Moon Dance restaurant as a great way to end your trek.  Thank you Kuman for making our adventure in Nepal so perfect!

Charlie and Patty SeeUSA

#Namaste to Kuman and Lokenra, I write as the expedition leader of a team of 6 (3 Canadians and 3 Americans) who recently traveled for 1 month in Nepal and Bhutan using the guiding and coordinating services of Happy Holidays Treks and Expeditions, in particular Kuman and Lokendra.  This was the second expedition which these gentlemen looked after us, the first being in 2010, another month long expedition which featured trekking through the Everest region, a jungle adventure in Chitwan and an extended whitewater rafting trip on the reverred Sun Kosiriver. Our October- November2013 trip featured trekking the Annapurna region, trekking for a week in Bhutan and whitewater rafting 2 rivers - the Kali Gandaki and the BhotoKosi rivers. Needless to say, the care and expert attention provided by Kuman and Lokendra was exceptional.  Every aspect of our trip was handled flawlessly and with good humor and insight of the Nepalese culture and traditions.  Over the last 15 years, I have lead many trekking and rafting expeditions around the world and without any qualification I give the highest marks to both Kuman and Lokendra. Not only did we get full value for our money, but it was done with genuine TLC by both these wonderful gentlemen.  Even when things went off track ( which in the 3rd world - in truly remote environments -  can happen in technicolor - in this case a National Strike of workers) alternate arrangements were undertaken with ease and care - maintaining our schedule and achieving our expedition objectives. I obviously think highly of Kuman and Lokendra and strongly recommend Happy Holidays as 'the go to' trekking/expedition/rafting company in Nepal. In this regard, if you require further amplification of my comments I would be pleased to endorse this recommendation via email or telephone. Clearly, if Nepal offers a Tourism Award for best guides/guiding companies,  Happy Holidays would be a first prize winner!

Temple W. HarrisToronto, Canada

#Dear Kuman, Happy New Year and Namaste.  It has been more than a month since the Team Tim returned home from the experience of a lifetime—organized by you and your company.  It was such an amazing trip with so many different aspects to it.   We started our adventure in Nepal where you and I first met, then quickly off to Bhutan, and eventually back to Nepal and home.  The trip you organized for us contained so many different elements--- hiking, rafting and learning about the cultural aspects of the two countries.  It was an organizational nightmare, but everything ran so smoothly under your direction.  Tim, Viv and I commented about how smooth the transition was between each activity and country.  It really was one of our best adventures. I was so impressed with the way in which the guides took such very good care of us. They were all so happy to teach us about Buddhism, their country and their politics.  I thought it very special how you joined us on the trekking part of the trip. You also went that extra mile when we rafted in Nepal.  You followed our route and met us at each stop along the way to feed us, take pictures, carry our “stuff”, or whatever else our team of 6 needed.  We all became family ----Lakendra, you, and the 3 Canadian and 3 American travellers. I know that you and Tim had thousands of emails between you as you planned this extensive trip.  Tim you knew from his last trip.  He was thrilled that you had opened your own office and that he was able to have you and Lakenda organize and guide the trip respectively. I would be privileged to serve as a reference for you if a potential client requests it. You receive a five start rating from me. Thanks again,

Marlene FogeToronto, Canada