DESTINATION: Solu-Khumbu Valley, Mt Everest / TREKKING ACCOMMODATION: Tea-House lodge / TREK LEVEL: Moderate-Strenuous / TREK DURATION: 7 – 27 days
BEST TIME: Sept-Nov & mid-Feb – June / MAX. ALTITUDE: 5445m Kalapatthar / TRIP STARTING POINT: Kathmandu / TRIP ENDING POINT: Kathmandu
Sagarmatha (Mt Everest) – Gokyo trekking trail walks through the hometown of legendary Sherpas reaching the base of the highest peak in the world: Mt Everest in the east and the Gokyo Lake and Peak in the north. It is one of the most scenic trekking trails in the world filled with heart touching and brave stories of the Everest climbers & the quest of spiritual awakening of the Buddhist Masters.
The major ethnic groups living in this region are Sherpa, Rai, Tamang, Limbu. The treks begins at lowland Khas speaking communities and ends in Tibetan Buddhist highland where the Sherpas are renowned for their enterprise, hard work, civic responsibility and devotion to the practice of Buddhism. Dumji and Manirimdhu (Maniriddum) are the name of the most important Buddhist festivals of the region.
Rugged mountains and glacial river valleys are rich with diverse range of wildlife and vegetation. Animals to be sighted are mountain goat, musk deer, and barking deer in the forest. Everest National Park, UNESCO heritage Site (1979), is habitat to 118 species of birds. Common among them are Impeyan Pheasant, Blood Pheasant, Red billed cough etc. And home to rare species of wildlife such as Mush Deer, Himalayan Brown Bear, Snow Leopard, Red Panda, Himalayan Pika, Wild Yak & more.
Shortest itinerary is Khumjung Valley trek – 7 days, and the longest trek is 27 days including Three Passes.
Mt Everest / Gokyo Ri Trek / Gokyo Lakes / Khumjung Village / Pangboche Monastery / Namche Bazaar / Kalapatthar View Point / Everest Base Camp Trek/ Alpine Birding The Sherpas / Yeti Legends / Tengboche Monastery / Cho – La (Pass) / Renjo -La / Kangma -La / Khumbu Glacier / Musk deer / Himalayan Monal / Himalayan Snow-cock Three- Passes Trek / Chhukung Valley / Gorakshep / Thame Village / Amadabalam Base Camp / Pangboche Village
TRIP PRICE: 97USD per day per person
MINIMUM GROUP SIZE: 2 trekkers
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: 27USD per day
-Accommodation at Tea-House lodge on twin sharing basis
-Two Course Vegetarian Meals (Soup and Main Course)
-A cup of Tea/ Coffee with meal
-All land transport & transfers
PRICE NOT INCLUDED:
– National Park Fees & Local Community Fees (50 USD) per person
-Meals not included on the itinerary
-All drinks & beverage
-Medical Insurance, Emergency evacuation
-Extra expenses caused by natural or political incidents beyond Samsara Trekking’s control
-Sleeping bag required for trek
-Hot Shower and other materials not mentioned
-Expense on Generosity: i.e. tipping trekking staffs (equal to 3 days wage)
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