• Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate and Adventurous
  • Trip Style: Trekking and Tour
  • Transport: Private Transport+Plane
  • Food: None
  • Accommodation: Hotels and Teahouse / Lodge on treks
  • Group Size: Minimum 01 people and Maximum 10 pax
  • Max Elevation: Gokyo Ri 5,357 m -Tsho-la pass 5,368 m with Kalapathar at 5,545 m and Everest BC 5,364 m
  • Ultimate Destination: Reaching at Gokyo Lake and Everest Base Camp with Kalapathar
  • Activities: Sightseeing tour-scenic flight- exciting trekking
  • Trekking Region: Khumbu district around Nepal North Eastern Himalaya
  • Average Walks: 05 to 06 hrs a day
  • Trekking Duration: 16 Nights / 17 Days (Lukla to Lukla)
  • Best Seasons: April to June and September to early December

‘adventure on the high scenic Khumbu valley with Gokyo to Everest base camp’

Everest and Khumbu Valley Trekking, an adventure with wonderful combination includes all best and scenic areas of high Khumbu valley and Everest region.

Truly a great fascinating trek leading you in the heart of Everest at base camp, with a visit of magnificent Gokyo lake valley with scenic Gokyo Ri view point, adventure continues over high Tsho-La (Chola) pass to reach the highlight and main destination of this fabulous Everest and Khumbu Valley Trekking at Everest base camp and climb of picturesque Kalapathar with closet views of Mt. Everest at mere distance.

Everest and Khumbu Valley Trekking begin with sweeping smooth short flight to Lukla, the gateway Sherpa town to various Everest destinations.

From Lukla heading towards higher Khumbu areas passing lovely countryside with traditional farm villages steeped with Buddhist culture and old heritage as the walk follows the raging glacial Dudh Kosi River towards Phakding-Benkar and Monjo villages with constant views of snow capped peaks to reach at famous Namche Bazaar with its colorful Saturday markets a perfect place for rest days to acclimatize.

From Namche heading higher on serene trails through lovely rhododendron and pine tree forest and then entering a wide open valley at Gokyo with its simmering glacial lakes in the shade of world 6th highest Mt. Cho-Oyu.

At Gokyo a hike to scenic Gokyo-Ri hill top for sweeping panorama of worlds four highest peaks with range of smaller adjoining mountains, adventure continues heading over a high Tsho-la (Chola) pass to reach at Everest base camp our ultimate destination overlooking massive Khumbu Ice falls and glaciers and then a climb up to Kalapathar, the highest spot of the trip with breathtaking panorama.

a grand moment at Everest & Khumbu Valley Trekking heading back to Lukla for panoramic flight to Kathmandu with awesome time and mesmerizing adventure on Everest and Khumbu Valley Trekking.

Everest and Khumbu Valley Trekking rewards you with excellent views of world 6th highest Mt. Cho-Oyu (8,201 m) and as far to Mt. Makalu world 5th highest (8,463 m) with Mt. Everest (8,848 m) Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Nuptse (7,855m) and Lho - La or Khumbutse peak (6,036 m) Mt. Lingtren (6,749 m) Changtse ( 7,583 m) Mt. Pumori (7,161m), Amadablam ( 6,812 m) Kangtenga (6,782 m) Tharmarserku ( 6,623 mt) Kwangde (6,011 m) Kusum Khanguru (6,373 m) holy peak Khumbi-la (5,761 m) Lobuje Peak (6,119 m and Pokhalde ( 5,806 m) includes many smaller unnamed peaks.


  • Adventure at the roof of the world beneath towering Mt. Everest and Mt. Cho-Oyu.
  • Exploring local culture and traditional life of highlanders the Sherpa of Everest.
  • Walking into enchanting cool serene forest of tall rhododendron-pines-oaks-firs tree lines.
  • Amazing views on daily walks in the backdrop of giant peaks and rolling high green hills.
  • A journey around world heritage and highest Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park.
  • Sweeping stunning views of worlds four highest peaks from Gokyo-ri and Kalapathar Hill top.

Day to Day Itinerary

  • Day 01Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla 2,830 m and trek to Phakding 2,640 m - 04 hrs.
  • Day 02Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 06 hrs.
  • Day 03Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion.
  • Day 04Trek to Khunde 3,880 m and to Khumjung village 3, 730m - 04 hrs.
  • Day 05Trek to Dole 4,110 m - 05 hrs.
  • Day 06Trek to Machherma 4,470 m -04 hrs.
  • Day 07Trek to Gokyo 4,790m -04 hrs.
  • Day 08Rest day at Gokyo with morning hike to Gokyo-Ri at 5,357 m.
  • Day 09Trek to Dragnak / Thagnag 4,700 m - 04 hrs.
  • Day 10Trek to Dzongla 4,830m via Tsho-la 5,368 m - 07 hrs.
  • Day 11Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m - 05 hrs.
  • Day 12Trek to Everest Base Camp 5364 m and return to Gorakshep 5,180 m - 06 hrs.
  • Day 13Hike to Kalapathar 5,545 m trek to Pheriche 4,240m - 05 hrs.
  • Day 14Trek to Tengboche - 05 hrs.
  • Day 15Trek to Monjo 2,860 m - 06 hrs.
  • Day 16Trek to Lukla - 05 hrs.
  • Day 17Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.
Check Day to Day Detail Itinerary

Price Inclusion

Airport Pick up and drop.
Delux accomodation in Kathmandu
All surface transfer as per the itinerary.
Kathmandu city tour by English Speaking Guide on Private Vehicle.
All the standerd meals(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)  during trekking.
Safe and ozonated water throughout the trek.
Tea House Acomodation during trekking.
Registered and trained Guide.
Required number of insured Porter (2 trekkers: 1porter)
Sagarmatha National Park fees.
All Surface transfer for your guide, porter and necessary cargo.
Staff insurances.
Government taxes and official charges. Visa charge not included here.
Attractive First Aid Kits.
Farewell Cultural Dinner in Kathmandu. 

Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
Beverages and other hard drinks cost
Nepal Entry visa fee and airport taxes.
Expences of personal nature like laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks etc
Rescue and emergency cost/ Insurance cost but we will help to carry of the procedure.
Personal trekking equipments

Useful Information

Trip Safety

Your safety is our paramount concern while trekking with Wild Stone Adventure. Your Leader has full authority to amend any part of the itinenary due to safety reason. Every effort will be made to keep up with the above itinerary however it is the adventure in remote himalayan zone we cannot guarantee it! Wether condition, physical condition of trekkers and unexpected natural disasters can force to alter the itinerary.Your Leader will forward you with the alternatives so please be prepared to be flexible.


Upon your arrive at Tribhuban International Airport (TIA), you can use the prepaid taxi run by the Airport Management Committee for about $10 to transfer to your hotel. Else you can also book our arrival transfer facilitie so that our representative will greet you and transport you to your Hotel. The rest of the day depends on your interest and condition, you can either take a rest or visit our office.The next day you will be formally introduced to your Guide, brief about the trek and you can enjoy sightseeing tour of the city's most influential cultural and historical landmarks.


Accomodation in Kathmandu isnot included in the basic price. You can either book on your own or we can assist to book on your behalf. We will be happy to suggest on the best hotel and area of the city. 

Whilst trekking we provide accommodation  in lodges and teahouses and is of a basic standard. Rooms may be twin or multi share with basic shared toilet facilities. Hot showers and Laundry facilities are available in some places for a small charge. 


Wild Stone Adventure use high quality private transportation to  get in and off the trekking put in point and put out point.On longer routes, we use private or tourist buses, which provide a slightly higher degree of comfort and safety.For air transportation Wild Stone uses modern, comfortable and most - reliable airline operator.In trekking region, transportation mean is hiking and in some cases Yaks / horses / mules / donkeys are used for baggage carriage. In this trekking route, hiking is the major mean of transportation while your baggage will be carried by porters and/or animals.


Everest and Khumbu Valley Trekking, basic cost exludes meals. This would cost roughly around $20 per day depending upon your appetite. We provide total freedom for the meals during your trip period.  Although your guide will help with menu selection and ensure that you get the best value meals possible. You should be aware that the menu is not normally extensive due to the extreme locations. Most teahouses offer a variety of rice and noodle dishes, as well as soup and seasonal vegetables. A variety of cereals, bread and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast. There will also be plenty of snacks available such as biscuits, chocolate and soft drinks and in some areas you will find fresh fruit in season. You can buy bottled mineral water from local lodges and shops en route or you can also ask your guide to fill your water bottle with boiled water and treat with water purification pills.

Trekking Group

For Everest and  Khumbu Valley Trekking, there will be one leader (5 trekkers:1 leader)and the required number of sherpa porter(2 trekkers:1 porter).As you will be travelling in the group you will be exposed to all the pleasure of travelling in group. We can runEverest Valley trek for any group size but generally we have maximum of ten people, we we found this to be best group size for the optimal success.

Group Leader and Support Staffs

All our trips are accompanied out by one of  our local group Leaders. The aim of the group leader is make your Everest and  Khumbu Valley Trekking  successsful, enjoyable, memorable  and hassle free. Our leader will provide informationa on the culture, geography, ecosystem, flora and fauna of the place your are travelling. They will also offer suggestions for the optional activities and thing to do, recommend great  places and introduce you to the local people. Our leader will also assist you to learn the local language.

All our outdoor guides are licensed from the Government of Nepal. Beside the license  they have numbers of certificates including Wilderness First Aid, certificate from Kathmandu Education Projects, certificate from Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management, and Eco friendly guiding certificates.

Trip Grade 
Everest and  Khumbu Valley Trekking is a strenuous adventure involving long day walks and crossing the high passes with light back pack. Some days you might even need to walk more six hours. Walking in higher altitude is physically demanding than walking in the lower altitudes however, those in excellent physical condition with above average fitness and some past altitude hiking experience can do this trek. 

Physical Preparation

For the Everest and  Khumbu Valley Trekking the general rule is you  need to be very fit and the more preparation you have done for it, the more you will enjoy it. You will be walking at very high altitudes with your day pack, with the possibility of extreme variations in temperature. We recommend you to undertake regular aerobic exercise in the weeks before you travel, to enhance your strength and stability. Walking, jogging, swimming or riding a bike are all good ways to boost your fitness, which will allow you to enjoy the trip to its fullest.

Best Season
Autumn (September - November) and Spring (Feb - May) are the best seasons for the Everest Valley Trekking. The weather is excellent and offers tantalizing mountain views, but the nights are cold and can fall to freezing in higher elevations. Monsoon (June -August) can be the perfect time for botanist and photo enthusiastic to capture the beauty of flowers and lush vegetation in higher valleys. The Everest Valley trekking routes is less  crowded compared to other routes in the region.

Weather and Climate
The Himalaya makes its own weather, which varies significantly over a few kilometers. There can be sudden storms and high winds and usually clouds in the afternoon. Khumbu Valley is likely to have a wide range of temperatures depending on the altitude and the time of day. In the mountains up to 3,500m the nights will be cold, normally around 5 degree C, and during the day temperatures sometimes rise to 25 degree C. At higher altitudes temperatures range from about 20 degree C to -15 degree C.
We have decade long of experience in operating at high-altitude. Our Everest and  Khumbu Valley Trekking gradually ascent at the higher altitude with the shorter walking hours with the time to acclimatize in the afternoon. Our every Everest trek package is sensibly planned with the acclimatization days to prepare your body adapt the less air environment at higher altitude. There is no way of predicting who will suffer from altitude but, for the vast majority of people, a slow ascent to height will produce minimal effects. We can provide 'Gamow Bag' as a precautionary measure as per your request on hiring basis. Acclimatizing takes time and there are no safe shortcuts. All trips to altitudes in excess of 3,000 meters carry medicines essential to the treatment of altitude illness, and our leaders are trained to administer them and to know the symptoms. We strongly advise you to consult a doctor if you are suffering with heart and lungs diseases prior to your trip departure.

Currency Exchange

The official currency of Nepal is Nepalese Rupee (NRs)

It is best to bring a mixture of cash and travelers checks in major currencies - USD, CAD, EUR, AUD - and ensure you have a mixture of large and small denominations. Money may easily be exchanged at Kathmandu airport on arrival and banks and licensed moneychangers in cities. Credit card cash advances and ATM withdrawals are in NPR only.

Before departing on your trek, make sure you have enough Nepalese currency in small denominations as change is hard to find in the villages ( 100 rupee are easy to trade )

Extra Pocket Money

Wild Stone Adventure only offers the basic essential requirments for your trek including guide & porter, transportation to and from trek start and end point, permit for the trek and accomodation while on trek. Our price excludes meals and accomodation in Kathmandu providing your total flexibility to tailor as per your interest. You will need little amount of  local currency for meals in Kathmandu and while on trek, extra snacks, soft drinks or souvenirs along the trail. Extra money dependa upon your spending habit and your appetite. Please consider your own spending habits when you count for extra pocket money.

Emergency Fund

Please also make sure you have access to at least an additional USD $200 as an emergency fund, to be used when circumstances beyond our control ( natural disaster, extreme weather, nepal strikes) require a change to our planned route. This is a rare occurrence!

Travel Insurence
Adequate and valid travel insurance is compulsory for all travelers. Your travel insurance must cover accidents, injury, illness and death medical expenses, including any related to pre-existing medical conditions, emergency repatriation (including helicopter rescue and air ambulance where applicable) and personal liability.


When visiting and entering temples and Nepalis house you must remove your shoes.  In some temples, it is forbidden to wear any leather goods. Other temples, such as those in Pashupatinath, do not allow foreigner besides hindu  to enter. These are normally marked with a sign in English, and we urge you to respect such practices.

Always ask permission before taking photos inside any temples, and before photographing any local people. When permission is granted, always be sensitive when photographing people, and non-intrusive when shooting inside temples when prayers are in progress. Generally, photography is allowed outside Buddhist and Hindu temples and at religious ceremonies and festivals.

You are guest in Nepal and it is appriciated if you behave like Nepali (Local):

  • Dress Respectfully (no short shorts or revealing clothes)
  • Do not show affection in public.
  • Do not buy antiques.
  • Do not 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 (red powder, flowers/rice)
  • Do not use your left hand (dirty)
  • Receive and give with two hands.
  • Ask permission before taking people's photographs.
  • Discourage begging, pay fair price
  • Take off your shoes before entering a monastery or Nepali house.
  • Go clockwise roung the stupas, temples etc
  • Avoid touching monks / lamas.

Dress respectfully with an awareness of local standards. To respect this and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest clothing. This means clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. Loose, lightweight, long clothing is both respectful and cool during hiking. In many rural areas women will need to wear modest clothing even to swim. Singlets, tank tops and topless sun bathing are all unaccepted. While visiting temples,monasteriesand other religious sites men need to wear long trousers and women a long skirt.


Laundry facilities are offered by some of our hotels and tea houses for a small charge. There will be times when you may want to or have to do your own laundry so we suggest you bring biodegradable soap.


Tipping is expected but not compulsory and shows an expression of satisfaction with the people who have assisted you on your trip. 

Responsible Tourism

Being a responsible trek  operator is at the heart of what Wild Stone  Adventures is all about. The beautiful environment of the Himalaya is also an extremely fragile one. At Wild Stone Adventure , we are extremely conscious about the environment and aim to minimize the detrimental impact as much as possible.We are committed to responsible tourism and it is implemented in every trip through the following means.

  • Leave no Trace 
  • Discourage deforestation 
  • Keep Water Source  Clean 
  • Plant Saplings 
  • Plants Left in Their Natural Environment 
  • Alternative Source of Energy for Fuel
  • Employ local leaders and supporting staffs 
  • Use local tea house and home stay
  • Consume local food
  • Reduce, Reuse and Recyle

Suggested reading for the Everest Valley trek.

  • Trekking in Everest -Jamie Mc Guinness
  • Everest, A Trekkers' Guide- Arlene Blum
  • Nepal Travel Guide – Lonely Planet
  • Into the Thin Air -Jon Krakauer
  • Trekking in Nepal –Antoine d’ Abbundo
  • Rough guide to Nepal – David Reed
  • Trekking in the Nepal Himalaya – Stan Armington
  • Nepal Himalayas -Shirahata Shiro
  • Mountain sickness -Peter Hackett
  • Pocket first Aid and Wilderness Medicine -Dr. Jim Duff & Dr. Peter Gormly