The month of May is maybe cursed with blistering heat of summers, but it is definitely also blessed with the vacation period that serves respite from the hectic busy life schedule and provides an opportunity to admire the serenity and beauty of the Himalayas with its pleasant and chilling mountain breeze, saving you from the fiery summer heat. And the best way to explore the Himalayas is to trek its ancient and sprawling precipitous trails. From research and experience, a compiled list of best treks in May is presented below.
Here is a list of 10 Best Treks in May 2019, perched in the mighty mountains of the great Himalayas:
Lying in the beautiful Goechala National Park in Sikkim, the Goechala Trek is believed to be one of the most beautiful treks in May due to some of its amazing views of the serene Samiti Lake with the reflection of Mt. Pandim, the tear-shaped Goechala Lake and glittering rays during sunset and sunrise on the mighty Mt. Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain peak in the world. The entire trek is filled with adrenaline rushing steep slopes but the hardship is indemnified by the peaceful walk on the wooden logs trails of the rhododendron forests, verdant valets and meadows, and burbling rivers. In addition to all this, the trek also presents the grand views of 14 other Summits other than Kanchenjunga.
This is definitely one of the best choices to opt to from the list of best treks in May because it is a complete package of natural beauty, excitement, challenges, adventure and pleasant weather of the summers. The trek starts with the encounter from the great and ancient Oak forests of the alpine Uttarakhand and passes through gurgling and scintillating brooks. Be prepared to get your mind completely blown by the indomitable charm of the most beautiful verdant meadows of Ali and Bedni Bugyal with views of grand Himalayan peaks. Finally, beyond these forests, streams and meadows the ultimate destination of the trek is the most mysterious and famous Roopkund Lake in the lap of the marvellous Mt. Trishul. The lake is extremely popular for residing around 300 Human Skeleton in its bosom from ages, which are believed to be a result of a hailstorm somewhere in 854 AD.
The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is an amazing trek that takes you to the most beautiful and marvellous Annapurna Massif, where the Annapurna I stands proudly of being the tenth highest mountain peak in the world and was the first of the eight-thousanders to be climbed. The trek provides an opportunity to observe the diverse cultures along with high altitude diverse landscapes, terraced fields and quaint villages that reflect the native Nepali culture. Also get a chance to have a glimpse of the most famous and beautiful Mt. Machapuchhre (the Fish-Tailed Mountain) which is revered by the Nepalese for its beauty. The clear summer sky turns this trek into one of the most visited treks in May.
Route: Pokhra – Gandruk – Chhomrong – Dovan – Deurali – Machapuchhre Base Camp – Annapurna Base Camp.
The Pindari Glacier is one of the most easily accessible glaciers in the Himalayas. Situated in the Kumaon Region of Uttarakhand, this trek is best in all the treks in May because the weather of that region in summer is so soothing and enchanting. The drive to Loharkhet from Almora is one of the most picturesque drives of Himalayas and the trek from Loharkhet takes you to the serene and beautiful Khati Village. The trek is encompassed with alpine rhododendron forests and streams dominating with the Pindari River that meets the River Alaknanda and several quaint villages that offers you a whiff of the lifestyle and culture of the local people. Ultimately the trek takes you to the pristine Pindari Glacier resting among two mighty Himalayan Peaks – the Nanda Devi and Nanda Kot.
Drown in the holiness of this trek as the trek itself commences from one of the most important pilgrimage sites of Hinduism, the Gangotri and takes you to the magnificent Kedar Tal which is one of the highest altitude lakes in India that lies in the foot of Mt. Thalyasagar and Mt. Bhirupanth. The lake is fed by the snowfall over the surrounding mountain peaks and is the source of the River Kedar Ganga which is a major tributary of the River Bhagirathi. The trails of the trek pass through dense Himalayan birch forests, high altitude meadows and sparkling streams and the entire region is full of diversity of flora and fauna and one can even have a sight of the famous Blue Sheep or Bharals. Above all, the campsite along the glacial lake of Kedar Tal offers mesmerizing views of the mountainous setting all around, making it one of the most beautiful treks in May.
The trek begins with a whiff of holiness at the Pokhu Devta, an ancient worshipping place and takes you to the magical world of the hanging village of Jhaka through dense forests and tricky trails. Take the glimpses of majestic cascading waterfalls, dense woodlands of Rhododendron and Oak and tiny hamlets encompassing the entire trek. Get a chance to camp in the beautiful valleys and verdant riverside meadows under the bright night sky full of stars which makes this trek a great choice among the treks in May. Witness the mighty Kailash Peak and the marvellous two-story temple of Kinnauri culture as you head towards the finish of the trek.
Route:Dhaula – Sewa – Jhaka – Suruwas Thach – Water Fall Camp – Rupin Pass – Ronti Gad – Sangla.
The Har Ki Dun is a cradle shaped hanging valley in the Garhwal Region of the Himalayas. The trek holds the title of “Valley of Gods”, and the trekkers take the very same trail that the Pandavas took to ascend to heaven via Swargarohini, the mountain that dominates the Har Ki Dun valley. Lying proudly in the Garhwal Himalayas. The Har Ki Dun Trek feasts the eyes of the trekkers with dazzling views of wild orchids and blue poppy, dense blooming forests of pine and rhododendron humming with the sounds of wild birds. Also, small hamlets and various glaciers and valley, are all the reasons why this is one of the best treks in May,. Also witness the verdant meadows and grazing grounds of cows and horses, along with the glimpses of some rare Himalayan wildlife like Leopards, Barking Deer, Bores and Langoors. Enjoy passing through small gurgling streams and bright night sky at your camps along with a bonfire.
Route: Dehradun – Sankri – Taluka – Osla – Kalkatiya Dhar – Har Ki Dun – Sankri.
Get completely enthralled in the holiness of the environment as the trek goes through some of the most famous pilgrim spots of Himalayas like Devprayag, Bhagirathi and Alaknanda confluence, views of Nanda Devi peak and so on. Also witness some of the oldest Himalayan forests of Oak and Rhododendron separated with lush meadows and well-defined tracks in between, that are all blooming in the summers making this one of the must to do treks in May. The trek offers some of the most outstanding campsites in the entire Himalayan region. Enjoy the dazzling views of the Mighty Himalayan peaks from atop Kauri and while returning get a chance to attain an adrenaline-pumping experience of Skiing in one of the best skiing destination, Auli. Finally, the trek winds up at Haridwar via Joshimath.
Route: Haridwar – Joshimath – Dhak – Chitrakantha – Tali Top – Khulkara – Kauri Pass – Auli – Joshimath.
The word Bugyal in the local dialect means “High altitude meadow” which gives a clear image of the trek ahead. The entire trek encompasses with dense Oak forests, small vacant villages and high altitude beautiful verdant meadows which turns into exotic picture perfect landscape during the summers which makes it one of the perfect treks in May and attracts lots of shutterbugs from India and abroad. Catch glimpses of the Gangotri peaks, Srikanth peak, Bandarpoonch, and Black Peak and the majestic Barnala Tal, a small crystal waterhole flanked by a temple of the Nag Devta near the end of the trek.
One of the most beautiful treks situated in the highest region of West Bengal, the Sandakphu Trek is also the only trail that offers the awe-striking views of four of the world’s five highest peaks – Mt.Everest, Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Makalu. The trek is also known as the Singali La Trek because it goes through the Singali ridge that divides India and Nepal. The Kanchenjunga cluster family is popularly known as “The Sleeping Buddha” offers mesmerizing views from the trek routes. The blooming rhododendron forests in the month of May adds the cherry to the cake and takes the beauty of the trek to a whole new level that makes this trek as one of the most important treks in May. Witness the abundance of flora and fauna of the region and even get a chance to have a glimpse of the rare Red Panda in the woods. The trek offers some of the most spectacular views of grand Himalayan mountain peaks of India, Nepal Bhutan and further.
If you’re a beginner to trekking, here are 10 trekking tips that should help you prepare for your first trek! And even if you’re experienced, it’s never too late to brush up on some information.
Trekking Tip 1: Double check everything.
Equipment matters. You don’t want to be out on a hike, and when you need something important, you don’t have it. It can be the difference between life and death. Trekking usually takes place in remote locations, where facilities are scarce, so there’s a good chance you won’t find what you’re looking for.
Even if it is available, why would you want to waste money and buy something you already have?
Trekking Tip 2: If hit by AMS, descend.
Mountains can be your best friend, but also your worst enemy. Acute Mountain Sickness hits when you don’t acclimatise properly. Presuming you’re past the point of acclimatising and are already facing symptoms of altitude sickness, the best solution is to descend. While Diamox etc. can help curb the symptoms and effects, removing the cause(high altitude) is the most logical solution.
Trekking Tip 3: Prepare adequately.
Make sure you’re physically and mentally fit to go for a trek. Fitness can make the difference between making a trek really easy to complete, or really difficult to manage. You don’t want to be left lagging behind!
Trekking Tip 4: Climb high, sleep low.
Once over 3000 meters above sea level, climb slowly, sleeping no more than 300 m higher at the end of each day. Going higher during the day is fine as long as you go down to sleep. It’s a good idea to reach your destination for the day and then go for an acclimatisation walk somewhere high around, thereafter returning to camp.
Trekking Tip 5: Start early, reach early.
It’s a rule I follow religiously. Early morning usually makes for glorious weather, with astounding views. Plus, if you start by around 5 or 6 AM, there’s a good chance you’ll be at your intended destination by 12 PM or max, 2, just in time for lunch. Plus, the weather usually gets cloudy and rainy post noon, and it’s never fun to trek in that.
Trekking Tip 6: Leave nothing but footprints. Take nothing but photos. Kill nothing but time. Keep nothing but memories.
Global warming is consuming our planet at a rapid pace, and the Himalayas have one of the most fragile ecosystems in the world. Add to all this, the throngs of tourists visiting them each year, and you have at hand a disaster waiting to happen.
In light of all these, it is our prerogative that we keep our ecological footprint to a minimum. We leave them as we would like to find them. We do not harm the flora and fauna. We take away nothing but experiences.
Trekking Tip 7: It’s always further than it looks. It’s always taller than it looks. And it’s always harder than it looks.
This one applies to both trekking and mountaineering. If we keep wasting time thinking about how much further the destination is, we make it mentally tiring for ourselves. So it’s best to concentrate on the next step, on the immediate present, and where to put our foot next.
Trekking Tip 8: Take care of your feet.
Your legs and feet are your most valuable companion on any trek, and that’s why it’s really important to pay attention to them. Make sure to wear the right socks, and the right number of layers. Break in new shoes before taking them for their first trek. Get comfortable in them. Lace them up to the top to reduce chances twisting your ankle.
Trekking Tip 9: When you reach a destination, set up camp first before anything else.
Before doing anything else, it’s necessary that you pitch your tents first. When you do that, you have a base to function out of, out of which you can organise all other activities like cooking. In the event of unforeseen weather, you have a place to take shelter.
Trekking Tip 10: “Aur kitni aage hai?/How much further?” is always a bad question to ask, and one we hate answering 😛
We all know “Bas thoda aur/just 10 minutes more” is a blatant lie we tell just to keep you satisfied, so why make us say it 😛 ?
Stok Kangri trek is the best trek in Ladakh which takes you above 6000mts or over 20000 ft.
Stok Kangri trek is the best trek in Ladakh which takes you above 6000mts or just below 20000 ft. Stok Kangri is the highest peak in Stok range clearly visible from Leh and surrounding areas. The best part of Stok Kangri trek is that you can reach to its basecamp in just 2-3 days of trekking while in any other part of Himalayas it takes around at least 4-5 days of trekking to reach to the base camp of such high altitude peak. Stok Kangri Trek gives you an opportunity to reach this altitude without the technical expertise in mountaineering. Many mountains in Ladakh exceed an altitude of 6000 meters. Stok Kangri Trek gained considerable popularity along side its sister peak Golep Kangri. Stok Kangri is been declared as a trekking peak by Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) which means less paper work.
Trek Duration : 9 Days 8 Nights
Destinations Covered during Stok Kangri Trek: Leh, Choglamsar, Thiksey Monastery, Shey Palace, Stok Village
Cost per Person: Rs 16700 per person + 4.50% Service Tax (Ex Leh)
Early Booking Cost per Person: Rs 15950 per person + 4.50% Service Tax (Ex Leh)
What’s Included :
Accommodation during Trek (Camping & Guest house in Leh)
Qualified and experienced Trek Guide and support staff.
Transport as per Itinerary
What’s Not Included :
IMF Fee of USD 50 for Foreign Nationals
Mineral Water & other Beverages
Tips & Gratuity
Cost incurred due to natural reasons
Any Kind Of Expenses For Loss / Misplaced / Theft On Personal Belongings
Cost Incidental To Any Change In The Itinerary- Stay On Account Of Train Cancellation / Ill Health / Road Blocks And / Or Any Factors Beyond Control.
DEPARTURES (All departures for The Stok Kangri Trek are ex Leh)
1st July 2017- 9th July 2017
8th July 2017 – 16th July 2017
15th July 2017 – 23rd July 2017
22nd July 2017 – 30th July 2017
29th July 2017 – 6th August 2017
5th August 2017 – 13th August 2017
12th August 2017 – 20th August 2017
19th August 2017 – 27th August 2017
26th August 2017 – 3rd September 2017
2nd September 2017 – 10th September 2017
16th September 2017 – 24th September 2017
23rd September 2017 – 1st October 2017
30th September 2017 – 8th October 2017
Stok Kangri Trek Itinerary Detail
Leh (Stok Kangri Trek) DAY 1
Arrival at Leh
Arrive at Leh and check into the guest house and take complete rest for acclimatization.
Leh (Stok Kangri Trek) DAY 2
ACCLIMITIZATION DAY IN LEH
Leh is situated at an average high altitude of 3400mts, land at the only high altitude beautiful airport in Leh and check into Ladakhi family guest house and entire day is for you to relax and acclimatize to the high altitude of Leh. In the evening go for a stroll in the Leh market and enjoy the cultural and natural beauty of Leh city’s barren landscape. Make most of your acclimatization day by visiting Shanti Stupa, Leh Palace and Leh Monastery.
STOK VILLAGE (STOK KANGRI TREK) DAY 3
DRIVE FROM LEH TO STOK VILLAGE AND TREK TO MANOKARMA
Visit Leh Market and have breakfast at one of the famous restaurant of Leh and then we will start our drive to Stok Village the starting point of Stok Kangri Trek. The drive from Leh to Stok Village is a short one but a scenic one. We drive towards Manali on Manali Leh Highway and then take a right turn from Choglamsar towards Stok Village. Meet our trekking teak at Stok Village and start the trek to Manokarma. This first trekking day will show you the real beauty of barren landscape of Leh Ladakh and why Ladakh known as cold desert. It is a fairly easy trek crossing the Stok village and their hydro powered Buddhist prayer wheel.
STOK KANGRI BASECAMP (STOK KANGRI TREK) DAY 4
TREK FROM MANOKARMA TO STOK KANGRI TREK BASECAMP
After breakfast we will start the next leg of Stok Kangri trek the trek to base camp. Stok Kangri trek base camp is a nice place but because of the popularity of Stok Kangri trek it’s always full house at Stok Kangri Trek basecamp.
STOK KANGRI BASECAMP (STOK KANGRI TREK) DAY 5
Today is fairly relaxed day for all trekkers. After breakfast we will go for training to nearby glacier and we will learn How to use crampons? Climbing mountains involves lot of uncertainties our trek leader will let you know about the different situations which might occur and how to deal with them. This is also the day of relaxation, So that you gain all your strength for next days summit push.
STOK KANGRI BASECAMP (STOK KANGRI TREK) DAY 6
Today is the D day of Stok Kangri Trek, we will start early in the morning in two batches the early movers and the Pushers at 12 AM and 1 AM respectively. The Stok Kangri trek route passes the advance basecamp, moraine, and glaciers and then comes the steep slope of the summit ridge full of snow. At the start of this slope wear your crampons and start the long climb. When you will be climbing this you will feel that nobody is moving from their place for hours. This climb is the test of your physical as well as mental strength. For an average trekker it takes around 9 hours to reach the Stok Kangri Summit and if you are a slow trekker then add another 3 hours. The Stok Kangri Summit gives you spectacular views the Himalayas to Karakoram.
STOK KANGRI BASECAMP (STOK KANGRI TREK) DAY 7
REST DAY (SECOND SUMMIT DAY)
After the successful summit of Stok Kangri you would be tired and need rest, today is complete rest for summiteers and those who couldn’t summit today they can go for second attempt. The beautiful location of the base camp, warm soup and playing cards would take away the pain.
STOK KANGRI BASECAMP (STOK KANGRI TREK) DAY 8
STOK KANGRI BASECAMP TO LEH
The Stok Kangri trek includes high altitude trekking and mountaineering is ultimate experience would finally come to an end today at Stok Village. We will be starting early from basecamp and trekking downhill all the way till Stok Village where our vehicles will be waiting for us you to transfer to guest house in Leh.
LEH (STOK KANGRI TREK) DAY 9
Keep a Buffer day while booking your return your flight back to Delhi or alternatively plan a visit to beautiful monasteries in Leh and surrounding areas.
Essentials Things to Get for Stok Kangri Trek
· Backpack (Min 60 Ltrs) with Rain Cover · Trekking Shoes (Forclaz 100,500 recommended) · 3 Pairs of Full sleeve shirts/T-Shirt and Track Pants (1 should be waterproof/windproof) · 3 Pair of cotton socks. 3 pairs of woollen socks · 2 Full Sleeve Sweater or Fleece Jacket (preferable) · One Heavy Jacket (Down Feather preferable) · Thermal Inners 1 Pair · 1 pair water proof hand gloves · 1 Pair woollen Gloves. · Sun Cap · One Scarf · Light towel · Lip Balm · Cold Cream & Sun Screen (SPF 40+) · Water Bottle 1 Lt · Headlamp or torch with fresh pair of batteries · Personal Toilet Kit and toilet paper · Personal Medicine Kit · Dark Sunglasses (U/V protected) · Walking Stick (At least one) People who were spectacles- Should avoid contact lenses and use use photo chromatic glasses instead
Join us at Renok on the Goechala Trek through rhododendron forests to the snow-capped peaks and glaciers below the awesome summit of Kangchenjunga .
Goechala Trek – Great views of Mt Kanchenjunga
Goechala Trek gives you the best views of Kanchenjunga – the third highest mountain in the world, provides an inspiring backdrop for the Goechala Trek. Until the discovery of the height of Mt Everest in the 19th century, Kanchenjunga was considered to be the highest mountain in the world. Viewing its huge flanks rising high above the foothills, it is not hard to understand why, while the many 7000m peaks complete an impressive panorama.
Yet there are more than mountain views to whet the appetite of the seasoned trekker. The trails lead from steamy, subtropical forest with bamboo, luxuriant ferns and orchids to temperate forest bands with ancient oak and rhododendron trees before heading to the alpine meadows that afford uninterrupted views of the East Ridge of the mighty Kanchenjunga.
Trek Duration : 10 Days 9 Nights
Cost per Person: Rs 14500 + 4.5% per person (Ex NJP Including Transport)
Book Before 31st January 2017 Cost per Person: Rs 13500 + 4.5% per person (Ex NJP Including Transport)
GOECHALA TREK ITINERARY
Day 1 Goechala Trek :- NJP to Yuksom(5,800ft).
Day 2 Goechala Trek :- Yuksom (5,800 feet) to Sachen (7,200 feet).4 hours.
Day 4 Goechala Trek :- Tshoka(9,650 feet)- Dzongri(12,980 feet) via Phedang (12,050 feet). 5-6 hours
Day 5 Goechala Trek :- Dzongri(12980ft) to Dzongri top and back.
Day 6 Goechala Trek :- Dzongri to Lamuney via Kockchurang(12096ft).6-7 hours.
Day 7 Goechala Trek :- Lamuney(13,693ft) to Goechala(16,000ft) and back to Kockchurang.10 hours.
Day 8 Goechala Trek :- Kokchurang to Tshoka via Phedang. 6-7 hours.
Day 9 Goechala Trek :- Tshoka to Yuksom via Bhakim and Sachen. 6 hours.
Day 10 Goechala Trek :- Drive back to NJP.
What’s Included :-
Accommodation (Camping & Guest House Stay in Yuksom)
Meals while on trek (Veg)
First aid medical kits
Qualified and experienced Trek Guide and support staff.
Transport from NJP and return (as per Goechala Trek itinerary)
What’s Excluded :-
Permit Fee for foreigners.
Meals during transit or in Yuksom.
Mineral Water or Soft drinks.
Any tips or gratuity paid.
Anything which is not a part of our inclusions.
Batch 1: 15th April 2017 – 24th April 2017 Batch 2: 29th April 2017 – 8th May 2017 Batch 3: 13th May 2017 – 22nd May 2017 Batch 4: 27th May 2017 – 5th June 2017 Batch 5: 10th June 2017 – 19th June 2017 Batch 6: 24th June 2017 -3rd July 2017 Batch 7: 2nd September 2017 -11th September 2017 Batch 8: 16th September 2017 – 25th September 2017 Batch 9: 7th October 2017 – 16th October 2017 Batch 10: 21st October 2017 – 30th October 2017 Batch 11: 4th November 2017 – 13th November 2017
DETAILED ITINERARY Day 1: New Jalpaiguri railway station to Yuksom
New Jalpaiguri Railway Station(NJP) is located in the Jalpaiguri District which is considered to be the Gateway to the Northeast. All major cities and towns are connected to NJP via the Indian Railways. The closet airport is Bagdogra Airport which is about 16km from NJP. From NJP we take a taxi to Yuksom in Sikkim. This journey will take us approximately 6 hrs. Yuksom is a beautiful town in West Sikkim which was once the capital of Sikkim. Overnight stay in Yuksom
Day 2: Yuksom(5800 feet) to Sachen (7250feet). 4 hours
This is the first day of the trek. After walking across open fields we enter the beautiful valley of the Rathong river. En route appreciate ancient Oak, Conifer and Bamboo forests and the luxuriant ferns and delicate orchids that line the trail . Yuksom (1760m) marks the entrance to the Kanchenjunga National Park. Just after leaving the village you can see Baktim on a ridge high above the confluence of the Rathong and Prek Rivers, which will give you an idea of how to pace yourself for the day. Sachen is located at about 7200 feet above sea level. At Sachen we will find a lot of Log huts were we will spend the night.
Day 3 :- Sachen (7,200 feet) – Tshoka (9,650 feet). 3 ½ – 4 hours
The trek from Sachen to Tshoka involves quite considerable attitude gain. We continue walking until we reach the bridge over the river,Perk. Prayer flags in the distance are an indication of the start of the Goechala trail. We trek through Oak and later Rhododendron forests. On the way we pass through Bakhim. Bakhim has a forest rest house and a tea and snack stall. We can stop and rest for a while and enjoy the view of the Yuksom Valley. From Bakhim, Tshoka, is about an hour. From a distance you will see a trekkers hut on a plateau.This is Tshoka. Overnight stay in Tshoka.
Day 4 :- Tshoka(9,650 feet)- Dzongri(12,980 feet) via Phedang(12,050 feet). 5-6 hours
On the fourth day we have a steep climb. You will be surrounded by Rhododendron forests all around. After about half an hour in to the trek the trail changes to a well laid out path with wooden logs. In some time we reach Phedang. At 12,000 feet and a source of water nearly Phedang is a perfect place to stop for lunch. We then continue for Dzongri. Through this leg of the trek you will be reaching over 13,000 feet, so headaches are not uncommon due to the thin air. In about 6 -7 hrs we reach Dzongri. Overnight stay at Dzongri.
Day 5 :- Dzongri (12980ft) to Dzongri top(13681ft) and back.
Today we start a steep ascend to Dzongri top which will take up about an hour. This is the highest point on the trek from where we will get a 180 degree panoramic view of the Kanchenchunja range. If we start early at 4am we can reach the top just in time for the sunrise. Experience how the golden rays of the sun interact with this magnificent mountain range. After enjoying this spectacular view we retrace our steps to Dzongri.
Day 6 :- Dzongri(12980ft) to Lamuney(13,692ft) via Kockchurang(12096ft).6-7 hours.
Beyond Dzongri, the peak of Pandim looms above the Prek Valley. Below the mountain peaks are countless hanging glaciers and snowfields that define the upper reaches of this impressive alpine valley and the route to the GoechaLa, providing a taste of the days to follow. The hanging glaciers and moraine fields leave little doubt that you are in the midst of the high mountains while the alpine meadows are particularly attractive during May. From camp, head east from Dzongri to a series of cairns above the Prek Valley. From the ridge, a steep descent though rhododendron forest leads to the riverbed before heading up along the boulder-strewn riverbed to a bridge over the Prek River. The trail leads to the meadows at Thangsing(3930m). Overnight stay at Thangsing.
Day 7 :- Lamuney(13,693ft) to Goechala(16,000ft) and back to Kockchurang.10-12 hours.
The trek to the rarefied climes of the GoechaLa is rewarded with unrivaled views of the massive East Ridge of Kanchenjunga high above the Talung Glacier as well as views of the high ridges and peaks that enclose the upper Prek Valley. Looking north there is a vast mountain region yet to explore, but for now the GoechaLa is as far as you are permitted to go. The pass is often shrouded in mist and cloud not long after sunrise, so an early start is necessary.
The trail heads along the far side of the lake and through moraine before crossing a sandy section alongside the Onglakhing Glacier. From here, you can see the pass at the head of the valley. However, the trek through the lateral moraine is tiring – more so if there has been a recent snowfall.The Goecha La is marked with fluttering, colourful prayer flags, framing the peak of Kanchenjunga.
Lead the same trek towards Lamuney and then move forwards to reach the destination for the day- Kockchurang. You can choose to set up your tent near the bank of the river or you can also reside in the trekkers hut.
Day 8: Kokchurang to Tshoka via Phedang. 6-7 hours
From Kockchurang we trek back to Tshoka via Phedang the way we came. It is going to be downhill walk only but you will be tired and happy at the same time as you have been to Goechala.
Day 9: Tshoka to Yuksom via Bhakim and Sachen. 6 hours.
We retrace our steps back to Yuksom via Bhakim and Sachen and reach Yuksom our base camp for Goechala Trek Trek. Next day we take a cab back to NJP.
Day10 . Back to NJP We drive back from Yuksom to NJP.
Destinations Covered during Everest Base Camp Trek : Kathmandu, Namche Bazaar, Lukla
Everest Base Camp Trek Cost per Person: INR 64000+4.5% Service Tax
What’s Included :
Accommodation (during trek to Everest Base Camp)
First aid medical kit
Qualified and experienced trek guide and support staff
All Transport from Kathmandu as per itinerary.
Fixed Departures :
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Brief Itinerary Everest Base Camp Trek
Day 1:- Kathmandu
Day 2:- Lukla – Phakding
Day 3:- Phakding to Namche Bazaar
Day 4:- Namche Bazaar
Day 5:- Namche Bazaar to Thyanboche
Day 6:- Thyangboche to Dingboche
Day 7: Dingboche
Day 8: Dingboche to Lobuche
Day 9:- Lobuche to Gorak Shep via Kala Patthar
Day 10:- Everest Base Camp Trek & then to Pheriche
Day 11:- Pheriche to Namche Bazaar
Day 12:- Namche Bazaar to Lukla
Day 13:- Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 14:- Departure from Nepal.
About Everest Base Camp Trek
Mount Everest for its size is a shy and retiring mountain. It hides itself away behind other mountains. On the north side, in Tibet, it does indeed stand up proudly and alone, a true monarch among mountains. But it stands in a very sparsely inhabited part of Tibet, and very few people ever go to Tibet. From the Indian side only its tip appears among a mighty array of peaks which being nearer look higher. Consequently for a long time no one suspected Mount Everest of being the supreme mountain not only of the Himalaya but of the world.
The idea of climbing Mount Everest has been vaguely in men’s mind since the late 19th century. Lord Curzon the former Governor General and Viceroy of India from 1899 to 1905 also had it in his mind when he had written suggesting that the Royal Geographical Society and the Alpine Club should make a joint exploration of the mountain.
On our Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal you’ll stand face to face with Mount Everest. On this journey of a lifetime, you’ll experience base camp life of Mount Everest climbers, trek to the infamous Khumbu Icefall, marvel at the stunning views from Kala Patthar, and absorb the culture of the friendly Sherpa people of Nepal.
This carefully constructed itinerary ensures proper acclimatization, allowing you to fully enjoy one of the world’s most stunning treks and discover why this Everest Base Camp Trek has become one of our most rewarding journeys.
Itinerary for Everest Base Camp Trek
Day 1:- Kathmandu
Elevation: 4,383 feet / 1336 meters
Arrive at Kathmandu and explore Durbar Square, Hindu temples and shrines, Buddhist stupas – or you can just relax in your hotel. A favourite destination is the Monkey Temple, a Buddhist temple situated on a small hill that offers panoramic views of the city. Or you can join the thousands of Hindus who venture to the Pashupatinath temple, one of the most famous Hindu temples in Nepal and the most famous Shiva temple in Asia.
We fly on a twin-engine aircraft to the Himalayan foothills where we begin our trek into the Khumbu region. The sights from the plane are amazing, providing dramatic views of terraced hills and distant Himalayan giants. After landing in the village of Lukla (9,350 feet), we meet the rest of our staff and porters and trek for about two and a half hours to Phakding.
The Everest Base Camp Trek continues along the banks of the Dudh Kosi.We cross this river many times on suspension bridges laden with Buddhist prayer flags. After entering the Sagarmatha National Park, there is a steep trail with magnificent views to Namche Bazaar, which is the gateway to the Khumbu region.
Day 4:- Namche Bazaar
Elevation: 11,300 feet/ 3444 meters
Today on our Everest Base Camp Trek we take it easy and spend the rest of the day in Namche Bazaar to rest and acclimatize to the high altitude. Explore and take a walk around this colourful village and immerse yourself in its people and their culture. You can take an early hike above town to catch a glimpse of a Himalayan sunrise and get a view of Mt Everest,Lhotse(fourth highest peak in the world) and the beautiful Ama Dablam.
We continue trekking along the onrushing glacial waters of the the Dudh Kosi. We spend the night next to the Thyangboche monastery, the spiritual centre of the Khumbu region. Inside the Thyangboche monastery are ornate wall hangings and a 20-foot sculpture of the Buddha.
From Thyangboche we descend to Debuche and cross another suspension bridge on the Imja Khola. We then climb up to Pangboche among thousands of mani stones. Our uphill climb continues, taking us to Dingboche, a quaint traditional Sherpa village. From this village we get a great view of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam.
Day 7: Dingboche
Elevation: 14,250 feet / 4343 meters
We take this day to rest and acclimatize to our Himalayan surroundings. If you want you can take a small hike up the valley to take photographs of the surrounding region.
Today’s trek continues along the lateral moraine (a moraine is a glacially formed accumulation of unconsolidated glacial debris) of the famous Khumbu Glacier and passes by stone memorials for climbers who have perished on nearby summits.
Day 9:- Lobuche to Gorak Shep via Kala Patthar
Elevation: 17,000 feet / 5182 meters
On the 9th day we will weather permiting trek upto Kala Patthar (18,450). Kala Patthar is located on the south ridge Pumori (7,161 m or 23,494 ft). The ascent of Kala Patthar provides the most accessible point to view Mt. Everest as the peak cannot be viewed from the base camp. We then go down to Gorak Shep for the night. The next day we trek to Everest Base Camp.
Day 10:- Everest Base Camp Trek & then to Pheriche
Elevation: 13,950 feet / 4252 meters
After an early morning start, we trek to Everest Base Camp trek. We have lunch at the base camp and then head for the village of Pheriche.
Day 11:- Pheriche to Namche Bazaar
Elevation: 11,300 feet/ 3444 meters
In the morning we will enjoy tea and breakfast before our parting view of Everest and our descent. We head down the glacier and re-enter the lush and beautiful valleys, surrounded by spectacular snow-capped peaks. Upon reaching the village of Pheriche, you will have the opportunity to visit the Himalayan Rescue Association’s Aid Post
This is the last day of your trekking in Nepal. Today you would have a long walk to Lukla. There will be a few up hill climbs but you will manage it very easily. The lush green beauty and forests will take your pain away. After this long trek we will reach Lukla. Celebrate the success of the Everest Base Camp Trek with the team with a sumptuous dinner and few drinks. Overnight stay at Lukla.
Day 13:- Lukla to Kathmandu
We depart for Kathmandu by air.Once you reach Kathmandu we drop you off to your hotel.