Everest Gokyo Trek via Basa

Facts of the Trip

Duration: 23 Days

Highest access: 5550m

Group Size: Min 2 to Max 14

Location: Lower Solu + Khumbu

Grade: Classic & Moderate

Best season: March, April,May & Oct , Nov- Dec

Culture: Cultural program with Special Dinner

Transportation: Flight + Private car in City

Accommodation: Tourist Standard Hotel in Kathmandu & Tea House

Meals: Breakfast - Lunch & Dinner + Tea or Coffee

  • Everest Gokyo Trek via  Basa
  • Itinerary
  • Cost Info
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Everest Gokyo Trek Via Basa is quite Adventurous trip, new founded itinerary for all those travelers who loves to explore and observe the village of the Sherpa, monasteries, culture, their traditional norms and values, life style of  inhabitants of the Everest region. This route offers us panoramic views of dozen of mountains but trekkers should needs walking experience as well as the physically fit. We start drive along to Basa through hilly region by exploring climate pattern of hilly and mountain region. We walk through Ratnagi pass (3000m) which helps to improve your acclimatization while heading towards the Everest region. 

We pass through Salleri a Sherpa village towards Serga and Ghumne Mera. We will cross the Mera before descending for the raging river of the Mauri Khola than reach in Basa. After Basa Camp, we will continue to follow the “Molk River” north through terraced hillsides and small villages to join the main Everest trail below Lukla. This trail moves through Lush valleys with plentiful flora and fauna, striking forest of blooming rhododendron during March and April, blue pine, amiable Sherpa villages and monasteries of popular Sherpa village of Namche Bazaar, Tengboche Buddhist monastery and Khunde Khumjung etc, world’s highest mountain; Mt. Everest, Gokyo lake which is the best view point of the spot, Glaciated lake of Nangzubgba, Gokyo –Ri, Cho-yu(8,516m), Lhotse(8,516m), Thamserku(6,506m), Ama Dablam(6,456m),Kantega , Makalu(8,463m)etc. 

Day 01
Arrive in Kathmandu, welcome program by Himalayan Magic Treks members and direct transfer to hotel on Bed & Breakfast  plan.
Day 02
Drive from Kathmandu  to Salleri overnight at Lodge (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner )
Day 03
Trek to Basa 5-6 hrs overnight at Lodge. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner )
Day 04
Rest day in Basa (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner )
Day 05
Basa  to Kharikhola 2,040m. We walk 6/ 7 hours overnight at Lodge. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner )
Day 06
 Kharikhola to Paiya 2,730m Via Kare-la Pass 3145m trek down till Paiya overnight at Lodge. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner )
Day 07
Paiya to Ghat 2,592m. We walk 7 hours overnight at Lodge. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner )
Day 08
Ghat to Namche 3,440m. We will walk 6 hours to get there overnight at Lodge. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner )
Day 09
Acclimatization at Namche 3,440m. The day we hike to Thame 3,610m. Monastery. which is famous monastery in Thame, than back to Namche. We are walk 6/7 hours overnight at Lodge. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner )
Day 10
Namche to Tangboche 3,860m. We will be walking 5/6 hours to get there overnight at  Lodge. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner )
Day 11
Tangboche to Dingboche 4,410m. We walk 5 hours overnight at Lodge. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner )
Day 12
Dingboche to Lobuche 4,910m. We walk 5 hours to get there overnight at Lodge. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner )
Day 13
Lobuche to Goraksep 5,140m 5 hrs overnight at Lodge. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner )
Day 14
Early in morning we climb to Kalapattar 5,545m. We can see incredible view of Everest, Lothse, Nuptse, Everest base camp, mt Pomari,Khumbutse, Khumbu Glacier many mountains etc. Walk down to Goraksep and we have Himalayan Lunch There. Than trek continue to Loboche overnight at  Lodge. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner )
Day 15
Loboche to Dzong-la 4,830m. 4/5 hour overnight at Lodge. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner )
Day 16
Dzongla via Chola pass 5,360m. Dragnag 4700 m. It takes 6/7 hours. This day is quite challenging day of the trek on whole trip overnight at Lodge. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner )
Day 17
Drangnag to Gokyo 4,790 m it takes 4 /5 hours walk overnight at Lodge. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner )
Day 18
Gokyo to Machhermo 4,470m overnight at Lodge. The early in morning we will climb to Gokyo-ri 5,357m. This is incredible view of Everest, Makalu, Cholatse, Cho-you Fifth Lake, Ngozumba Glacier etc then trek down to Machhermo 6/7 hours. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner )
Day 19
 Machhermo to Dole 4,110m. 4 hours overnight at Lodge (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner )
Day 20
Dole to Namche 3,440m 5/6 hours overnight at Lodge. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner B,L,D)
Day 21
Namche to Lukla 2,827m overnight at Lodge. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner )
Day 22
Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu overnight at Hotel evening together diner in typical Nepali culture.
Day 23
Departure from Kathmandu to your onward destination.

The Trip cost will vary depending on the Group Size duration of days and Services required please contact us via our email info@himalayanmagictreks.com with your Details to obtain a Quote.

Cost includes:

  • Airport Pick up & drops
  • flight fare Kathmandu / Lukla / Kathmandu including guide
  • Airport Taxes
  • All Transportation
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast Lunch Dinner) including cup of Tea or coffee each meals time
  • Accommodation on Guest House (Lodge ) during the Trekking
  • 2 Nights star Hotel in Kathmandu on bed & breakfast plan
  • An English Speaking Guide
  • Necessary Porter 1: 2 ( one porter for two Guest)
  • All Government local Taxes
  •  Sagarmatha National park Fees
  • ( TIMS) Trekkers Information Management System
  • General equipment for Porter during the Adventure trip
  • First Aid kit
  • Guide and porter salary
  • Guide & Porter insurance during the trekking
  • Duffle Bags to protect your Luggage (Refundable)
  • Tour Certificate
  • Company T-shirt as a gift
  • Farewell Dinner with Typical Nepali Restaurant
  • And extra services according to the guest per Demand '' Please feel free to inform us''

Cost excludes:

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Trekking equipment any type of personal expenses such as Alcoholic Beverage drinks,phone and Laundry.
  • Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance.Trip Cancellation cost accident or Health, Loss Theft or Damage and personal effects.
  • Tips
Acute Mountains Sickness (AMS) sign:

Headache, often with the loss of appetite, nausea vomiting, tiredness, dizziness, distributed sleep. What to do? Stay at height for 1-2 days in lower place to acclimatization, descend or use diamox (250mg every 12 hours).

HACE signs:

Severe headache, loss of balance/coordination, staggering, irrational behavior, confusion, drowsiness, coma, death (Sometimes in a few hours)
What to do? Check with straight-line heel-to-toe walking.  HACE victims cannot do it. DESCEND immediately, even at night, at least 1000m with someone else, oxygen, Gamow bag, keep patient warm, diamox to be safe also take hot garlic soup

HAPE Signs:

Breath (even at rest), dry cough/pink or rusty spit, blue lips/nails, very tired, low fever, gurgling breath, drowsy, coma, death.
What to do? See HACE + nifedipine

PREVENTION:

Ascend slow (300-500m/day) don’t exert yourself, eat high carbohydrate foods, drink lots of water and locals recommend garlic soup avoid alcohol and caffeine. Our Guide will more taking care of you as well as giving better suggestion during the Trek

Safety FIRSTSprains and stains:

Probably the most common accident in the area, Steep terrain and rough trails may cause many people strain their knees and ankles. Remember stretch before you start walking, take your time avoid trekking in the night time, and bring joint support bandages if you require hem.
Health posts. There are at least one health post in every VDC of the Area. This facility is open to trekkers who require medical attention. A novel a you can help the Health post is to leave any unwanted medicines at the center at the end of your trek. This may help other fellow trekkers ho need urgent medical care.

Rescue operation- how to be prepared?

We will be serious in this case to protect our clients in the Mountain and it should be able to organize a rescue evacuation for you quickly in your critical situation. If not the following precautions may prevent a long wait for a helicopter for rescues during emergency.
 Have travel insurance and carry your insurance policy number with you.
 Carry a credit card with you.
 Do the coordination with your Tour Guide to connection with responsible person of HMT to quick Rescue services to save your Life
 Clients should keep in touch with Company Manager during your travel time and do not trust only Guide for this Emergency case
 Guest should be able to check First aid kit with your Guide , who goes to Mountains to guiding you and avoid trekking on your own.

Other problems:

•    Sick, Doctors at VDC health posts
•    Helicopter evacuation, you have to call in Kathmandu HMT Office 01-4378206 or 9849166578 (Nabin) directly with your guide support
-    Have a credit card and travel insurance number
•    Donkeys/Mules/yak: stay on the uphill side of these beasts.
•    Leeches: stay on trail use salt to get rid of them, avoid the monsoon season.
•    Full lodges: stop early don’t arrive in a place with 1-2 lodges at dusk, carry a tent
•    Hypothermia: when cold and or wet. Starts with shivering, progressing to slurred speech, stumbling, confusion, death
•    Iodine tablets: Use 1 tablet per liter and wait 30 min. Hide foul taste with lemon or orange flavored powder.
•    Boiled and filtered water fairly safe but not so good if boiled with firewood
•    Your own water filter would be recommended during the Trek

Reducing pollution and environmental impacts

•    Carry out what you carry in
•    Take your empty batteries home stay / eat in loges than cook in gas/kerosene and have solar showers
•    Order the same food for several people at the same time to cooking easily to saving time to reach for destination on time without any risk
•    Wear warm clothes rather than having the rooms heated
•    Don’t defecate new after sources
•    Dump garbage only at proper bins or pits
•    A high altitudes (4000m) do not even throw way biodegradable junk
•    Do not disturb wildlife
•    Do not hurt or remove animals and plants in the protected areas
•    Do not buy items made from wildlife parts; It will be illegal in the sum of dangerous case
•    Don’t accept “free” plastic bags.

Important to take along

•     Copy of passport, travel insurance and entry permit should have always with you or Guide
•    Credit card (in case of evacuation)
•    Iodine tablets, water bottle sunscreen, long-sleeved shirt, ha sun glasses, lip balm, insect repent.
•    Warm clothes, thermal underwear, gloves, good boos, trekking pole (optional)

Culturally acceptable behavior

You are a guest In Nepal and it is appreciated if you behave like one:
•    Dress decently (no short shorts or revealing clothes) and respect the peoples and their culture
•    Do not show affection in public
•    Do not buy antiques
•    Do no point your feet (unclean) to people and point with full hand not with one  finger
•    Do not step over persons
•    Do not touch or step over offerings (re powder, flowers/rice)
•    Do not use your left hand ( dirty)
•    Receive and give with two hands
•    Ask permission before taking people’s photographs.
•    Do not ask local kids for school pens or sweets (don’t give either)
•    Discourage begging, pay fair prices
•    Take off your shoes before entering a monastery
•    Go clockwise around Stupas, Temples or world Heritage sides etc
•    Do not eat smoke or be loud a religious sites
•    Women should avoid touching monks/lamas

Some National Park activities:

Together with local communities
•    Visitor centers:  info + leaflets on local villages and culture, local guided tours, festival dates. In Jorsalle- Check post
•    Everest Eco Museum at Namche Bazaar Local culture, nature, geology
•    Garbage/pollution control: awareness, incinerators clean-up campaigns, toilets.
•    National Park: tree planting oil conservation river bank protection biodiversity surveys and projection.
•    Alternative emery; micro Hyde plans, solar water heaters, light etc.
•    Trail improvement: widening, paving, bridges, signs.
•    Agriculture and endear development community infrastructure.
•    Health services support
•    Conservation education
•    Heritage conservation
•    Lodge management and training
•    Training of guides and porters
•    Signs and notice boards
•    Safe drinking water stations

March, 2018

Departure DateAvailabilityDurationCost/PersonJoin Group
March 25Seat Available 23 days