Everest Gokyo trek via Basa is one of the most excellent options for trekking in Nepal. The route progresses through the remote, untouched terrain, hills, valley, people and culture, terraced farming. This is the best way of exploring Everest region if you are looking for an alternative way to Kathmandu to Lukla flight. This route is for those who are looking for a least crowded area for Sherpa valleys, mountain views, and diverse biodiversity.
Everest Gokyo Trek via Basa itinerary is sketched as a 24-days package, the fundamental idea behind such a prolong trek is to deliver the complete knowledge of lower Everest. Itinerary covers all of the major viewpoints in Everest including EBC, Gokyo RI, and Kalapathar. Acclimatization and rest days are well planned to give you the advantages of observing and adopt the altitude.
EBC Trek via Basa begins from Salleri, firstly we pass through Ratnagi pas than Serrga, Ghumne Mera to Mauri River & we will reach the Celestial land of Basa than follow the river of Dhdhkoshi through scattered settlement to Ghat. From Basa that connects the main trail of the Everest at Ghat. You can observe flora & fauna at Sagarmatha National park, then reach the center trade of Namche Bazaar. During your trek, you could have opportunities to explore and observe the Khumbu’s largest “Tengboche" Monastery and we will continue our journey to Everest Base Camp. Interestingly, we will enjoy the sunrise view from Kalapathar than entering at Gokyo Valley. Finally, we pass through Nangzubgba Glacier i.e. is the Nepal’s largest glaciated system than from Machhermo to Lukla we will fly back to Kathmandu.
Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival (1,310m), welcome by Himalayan Nepal Trek staff Transfer to Hotel on BB plan
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, Patan stay at hotel on BB plan
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Salleri 285km by jeep (2,413m) 8/9 hrs stay at Lodge
Day 04: Trek from Salleri to Basa approximately (1,700m) 5/6 hrs stay at Lodge
Day 05: Rest day in Basa visit Khaling Rai cultural heritage village stay at Lodge
Day 06: Basa to Kharikhola (2,040m) 7/8 hrs stay at Lodge
Day 07: Kharikhola to Paiya (2,730m) via Kare La Pass (3,145m) 6/7 hrs stay at Lodge
Day 08: Paiya to Ghat (2,592m) 6/7 hrs stay at Lodge
Day 09: Ghat to Namche (3,440m) 6/7 hrs stay at Lodge
Day10: Acclimatization at Namche (3,440m) hike to Everest view point (3880m) then down to Namchebazar stay at Lodge
Day 11: Namche to Tengboche (3,860m) 5/6 hrs stay at Lodge
Day 12: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410m) 5/6 hrs stay at Lodge
Day 13: Dingboche to Lobuche (4,910m) 5/6 hrs stay at Lodge
Day 14: Lobuche to Goraksep (5,140m) 4 hrs lunch and hike to Everest Base camp (5764m) then back to Gorakshep stay at Lodge
Day 15: Early morning hike to Kalapattar (5,555m) 2 ½ hrs see incredible view of Mount Everest, Nuptse, Chho- you, Amadoblam, Khumbu glacier, many others then trek
down to Lobuche 4/5 hrs stay at Lodge
Day 16: Lobuche to Dzong La (4,830m) 3 hrs half day rest stay at Lodge
Day 17: Dzongla to Dragnag (4,700m) via Chola Pass (5360m) 7/8 hrs stay at Lodge
Day 18: Drangnag to Gokyo (4,790m) 3 ½ stay at Lodge
Day 19: Early morning hike to Gokyo-Ri (5,357m) see magnificent view then trek down to Machhermo (4470m) 6/7 hrs stay at lodge
Day 20: Machhermo to Dole (4,110m)
Day 21: Dole to Namche (3,440m) 5/6 hrs stay at Lodge
Day 22: Namche to Lukla (2,827m) 6/7 hrs stay at Lodge
Day 23: Lukla to Kathmandu Flight 35min, Transfer to hotel evening dinner together in Nepali typical restaurant & stay at hotel on B&B plan
Day 24: Departure from Kathmandu, a representative will accompany you to the airport.
Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival (1310m), Transfer to Hotel (B.B.)
Once you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, you will proceed through custom and visa formalities and then representative from Himalayan Nepal Trek Pvt. Ltd. will receive you. You will be transferred to the luxurious hotel in Kathmandu with Bed and Breakfast plan. You will get briefing regarding your trek package and then enjoy the delicious meal before spending your night in a hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Early in the morning, you will be provided with half day Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour during which you will visit UNESCO enlisted cultural heritage sites of Pashupatinath and Boudhanath including the holy Narayanthan Temple which is also known as Budhanilkantha Temple. Located in a tranquil atmosphere, you can witness the giant form of Lord Vishnu reclining in a snake bed at the middle of lake in Budhanilkantha.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Salleri
It takes 8 hrs of drive to reach Salleri from Kathmandu. Drive through the newly constructed road by enjoying the views of river, jungle, rustic villages and terraces. Cross the bridge at Sunkoshi River drive through Okhaldhunga. The route offers views of Dudhkunda, Everest and other mountains. Reach Salleri for overnight stay.
Day 04: Trek from Salleri to Basa
Trek begins from the Sherpa village of Salleri. Walk through Serga to Ghumne Mera. Cross Mera and lower down to the Mauri Khola. Crossing the river, follow the ascending trail to Basa. Crossing 2940m Ratnagi la pass and a view point, Beautiful view of mountains including Everest itself and its stretched range.
Day 05: Rest day in Basa
It would be wise to take a day of rest at Basa. This is one of the main highlight of this trek, people are very loving and kind and they love tourist visit. Village is filled with traditional living culture as well as this place is located in amazing lactation.
Day 06: Basa to Kharikhola (2040m)
Enjoy the scenic view of Salleri. Move further to a ridge and get views of Lukla and Nunthala valley. Lower down through the forest to Nunthala village and descend to Dudhkoshi River. Cross the river and reach Jubing. 2 hrs of walk from Jubing will take us to Kharikhola.
Day 07: Kharikhola to Paiya (2730m) via Kare La Pass (3145m)
Once we cross kharikhola, we will follow the escalating path to reach kharte (2575m). We will move through the dispersed settlement at Ramite to arrive at kharitham (2990m). Moving further, we will cross Kare La Pass and lower down for couple of hours to reach Paiya where we will stay overnight.
Day 08: Paiya to Ghat (2592m)
Descend to Dudh koshi River by traversing the Surkya. Cross the river and follow the escalating path over northern ridge to arrive at Muse. Move further to arrive at Chauri kharka where we can see cattle grazing peacefully over a pastureland. Arrive at Ghat for overnight stay.
Day 09: Ghat to Namche (3440m)
It takes about 2hrs of walking to reach Phakding from Ghat. Once we reach Phakding, we will proceed through forest of rhododendron and arrive at Monjo. Gate to Everest National Park exists in Monjo. Walking further, we will cross Benkar and lower down through Army Camp to Namche. Namche is a major trade center and gateway to Everest region.
Day 10: Acclimatization at Namche (3440m)
A day of rest will be taken at Namche so as to get acclimatized with the increased altitude. Drinking water and eating fresh fruits help in acclimatization. We can explore Namche Market or visit nearby Khunde or Khumjung village. Namche offers close-up view of Thamserku Mountain.
Day 11: Namche to Tengboche (3860m)
Take the uphill path to reach at a vantage point which gives scenic view of Dudhkoshi river valley in the east. Couple of hours of walk from the point will take us to Sanasha. The trail parts for Khumjung and Gokyo valley from Sanasha. Cross the suspension bridge over Dudhkoshi River and move further to Tengboche.
Day 12: Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m)
Get close-up views of Everest, Lohtse and Nuptse from Tengboche. Visit Solukhumbu’s largest Tengboche monastery and receive blessing from Lamas. Lower down from forest to Dudhkoshi River and reach Pengboche village. Pass through Somare and cross Pheriche pass (4400m) to reach Pheriche. Walking further, reach Dingboche for overnight stay.
Day 13: Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m)
Early in the morning, we will follow the escalating path through forest to arrive at bridge. Pass through few tea houses to reach view point. Couple of hours of walk from the view point will take us to Lobouche where we will stay overnight.
Day 14: Lobuche to Goraksep (5140m)
Move through Khumbu glacier and get views of Pumori, Khumutse and Nuptse Mountains. Pass through Thangma Riju to Changri Glacier. We can get first view of Kala Patthar from Glacier. Continuing further, we will arrive at Everest Base Camp. The camp site offers views of Nuptse, Khumbutse and Pumori Mountains. Return to Gorakshep for overnight stay.
Day 15: Gorakshep to Kalapattar to Lobuche
We will start our trek early in the morning as we do not want to miss sunrise view from Kalapattar. Kalapattar is the best viewpoint of Nepal. From Kalapattar, retrace the route back to Lobuche via Gorakshep.
Day 16: Loboche to Dzong La (4830m)
Climb from moraine valley to the top of the hill. Enjoy the views of Ama Dablam Mountain and Thamserku Mountain. Walk along Cholatse Lake to Dzongla where we will stay overnight.
Day 17: Dzongla to Dragnag (4700m) via Chola Pass (5360m)
We need to cross one of the three high passes in Everest – Cho La Pass on this day. This is a technical pass. Walk along glacier and enjoy views of Amadablam, Lobuche, Cholatse and Nuptse peaks. Descend from Chola Pass to large village of Dragnag which is also known as Thaknak.
Day 18: Drangnag to Gokyo (4790m)
Move forward through the Nepal’s largest Nazgumpa Glacier. This is the world’s second largest glacier system. Walk through the slippery path to Gokyo valley. There exists six frozen lakes and towering Gokyo Ri in Gokyo valley. Stay overnight in Gokyo.
Day 19: Gokyo to Machhermo (4470m)
Gokyo Ri is one of the three best view points in Everest. Climb Gokyo Ri and get views of Kusum Kanguru Peak, Gyangchung Kang Peak, Everest, Kantega Peak, Makalu, Changtse, Pumori, Lhotse, Nuptse and other mountains. Descend to Gokyo and reach Machhermo.
Day 20: Machhermo to Dole (4110m)
Visit Machhermo Monastery and view the skull of Yeti. Traverse the juniper woods and arrive at Dole where we will stay overnight.
Day 21: Dole to Namche (3440m)
Leaving Dole, we will pass through dispersed settlements at Phortse Thanga and Shanasa to reach Namche Bazaar. It takes about 6hrs of trek to reach Namche from Dole.
Day 22: Namche to Lukla (2827m)
Follow the descending trail from Namche and cross rhododendron forest to arrive at suspension bridge over Dudhkoshi River. Follow the river for few hours and you will reach Phakding. Continue walking through Phakding and you will reach Lukla in couple of hours where you will stay overnight. You can get to see mountain views throughout the trek.
Day 23: Lukla to Kathmandu Flight 35min, Transfer to Hotel (B.B.)
Due to the weather condition, there exists the chances of flight cancellation in Lukla. If weather remains fine, you will catch early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu and arrive at Kathmandu in 30min from where you will be escorted to hotel in Kathmandu. Enjoy the Farewell dinner amid the typical Nepal culture show and stay overnight at a Hotel.
Day 24: Departure!!!
After last minute preparation, you will be accompanied to Tribhuvan International Airport 3hours before the scheduled flight. Safe Journey!!!
The representative will be there outside the Terminal Hall with Himalayan Nepal Trek logo along with your name thereon. You’ll then be transferred to your hotel.
We use a mix of native buses and taxis, non-public mini buses for city sightseeing and airport pickups and generally land cruisers for journeys into the mountains. The selection of auto will depend upon the scale of your group.
We book a hotel as per your preference but basically, we use 3* standard rooms in Kathmandu and Pokhara. We serve you twin sharing rooms and King bed for a couple. We use Lodges throughout the trek with twin bed room and sharing.
Safety is our first priority; our team puts best effort to minimize the risk. We take care of any emergency that may occur within the path. First aid kit, oxygen bag and eventually emergency rescue via chopper are always ready just in case of an emergency. Besides we manage threat with rest days and our staffs will be there to advise you.
Weather condition may invite the requirement of some equipment like crampons, trekking poles, raincoat etc. So, we tend to request you to carry only need types of equipment. Down jacket, trouser Ti-shirt, boot, knife, walking steak, lightweight bag, sunglass, gloves, suns cream, warm socks, head light, wind proof jacket etc.
Common to experience some discomfort before you become absolutely acclimatized to the altitude. Most treks are suitable for anyone who is moderately matched. No previous experience is needed. Some cardiovascular physical fitness programs like regular walking, running, swimming and hiking are necessary to increase the performance. Participants with pre-existing medical condition or diseases should look for a medical recommendation before considering a trek.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner each day, as per itinerary, is enclosed. Continental, Nepali and Sherpa food from the menu.
Hot shower is available during the trek at your own expense about $5
Electricity will not always be available, particularly in additional remote areas. Carry a second set of charged batteries with you.
During the trek, it’s not possible to get a connection every where but there are certain places throughout the trek wherever you get the surplus over internet and telecommunication. We offer you satellite phone as per your preference. You can use our guide cell phone to communicate if you don't have your own number, they welcome you anytime.
You can rely on credit cards in Cities however once we tend to begin trek we solely use the cash. Ensure that you just take spare Nepalese rupees. Dollars, Euros, and Pounds will be accepted.
15 to 20 US$ every day will be enough to shop for bottles of water, chocolates, gifts and more.
You can buy bottle of water on a trek otherwise you can bring purifying tablets and filter to avoid extra expenses of day
You can leave you stuffs in Katmandu with Himalayan Nepal Trek with out any extra charge.
A valid Passport
Passport size photos for trekking permits
Copy of Travel insurance if you've got
Emergency contact numbers for family contacts.
Visa fees are:
US$ 25/40/100 for 15 days/30 days/90 days multiple entries that are collectible solely in USD money. The maximum number of days should be included in the section about extending a trek.
Our company ensures all of our trekking staff: Guides, Cooks, Sherpa’s and Porters.
15kg of baggage per person and porter carries 30Kg. you need to carry a small day bag with personal belongings, camera, water, windproof jacket, glass and sun cream and rain clothing etc.
We cannot predict the atmospheric condition in the Himalayas, weather pattern keeps on changing through the day. Nights are very cold and days are higher primarily trekking in Nepal we tend to recommend during March-May and September- Gregorian calendar month. March – could that is spring season is extremely counseled, the weather is clean and favorable, we will see flowers like a shrub and a lot of Beside mountain chain Kingdom of Nepal trek welcomes you anytime.
10 participants in a group – free trekking packages for one leader.
18 participants in a group – free trekking package for 2 persons.
27 participants in a group – free trekking packages for 3 persons.
Definitely, need a rest day to bring back our strength and maintain latitude adoption in the Himalayas.
We recommend you the following tours just before or after the trek. Tours are basically for few days to relax and jump around the cities to get closer look towards the culture and lifestyle of Nepal. All the following packages contain the cultural show which is very interesting and memorable.