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Unknown Alternative Everest Trek

Ultimate Everest Trek

The alternative route to Everest Base Camp - Gokyo Lakes - Crossing the Cho La - Less busy trails

The ultimate Everest hike? Possibly. For the strong, fit & experienced mountain walker this is a great alternative route to Everest Base Camp. Taking a detour this is a different way to Everest. This trek heads up a side valley to the sacred lakes at Gokyo. An ascent of Gokyo Ri is made for great Everest views before crossing the usually snow-covered Cho La and down through a spectacular valley to emerge at Lobuche and onwards to EBC itself. Climb Kala Pattar for more classic Everest views before descending to Lukla on the usual EBC trails. The altitudes involved in this trek up to EBC demand respect and thus the walking becomes more challenging as a result. Don't forget our trekking holidays are tailor-made and whilst this itinerary includes acclimatisation and contingency days, you can always have more (not less) rest, acclimatisation and contingency days added. The itinerary is merely a suggested itinerary and is  not entirely  'set in stone'. Sleeping bags (4 season) will be required for nights spent in trekking lodges. Additionally we strongly recommend the use of a walking ice axe and "in-step" crampons for the crossing of the Cho La. We can arrange sleeping bag & walking ice axe rental if required.


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20 Days - Challenging - Max altitude 5500m - 16 days walking- 3nts Hotels - 15nts Trekking Lodges


The price shown is for guide line purposes. The price is inclusive of all accommodation described in the detailed itinerary, (note some lodges may only provide dorm style accommodation and twin share private rooms may not be possible), all airport and land transfers,  private overland travel, internal flights as indicated in the itinerary, meals as indicated in the itinerary, porterage on trek, permits & fees & an english-speaking guide.

B = Breakfast, L= Lunch, D=Dinner

Day 1 - Arrive Kathmandu


Day 2 - Fly to Lukla & trek to Phakding


Day 3 - Trek to Namche Bazaar


Day 4 - Acclimatisation and rest day in Namche Bazaar


Day 5 - Trek to Kangjuma


Day 6 - Trek to Dole


Day 7 - Trek to Machermo


Day 8 - Acclimatisation Day


Day 9 - Trek to Gokyo Lakes


Day 10 - Gokyo Ri and trek to Dragnag


Day 11 - The Cho La crossing to Dzongla


Day 12- Trek to Gorak Shep


Day 13- Everest Base Camp


Day 14 - Kala Patar and to Pheriche


Day 15 - Trek to Phortse


Day 16 - Trek to Monjo


Day 17 - Back up to Lukla


Day 18- Fly to Kathmandu


Day 19 - Kathmandu/Contingency Day


Day 20 - Depart Nepal


Don't forget, this trek can be customised


See this example itinerary in detail here



Price Guide

£ GBP 1316

$ US 1706


Click here for more information about prices Detailed Itinerary All Classic Nepal Treks

 EUR 1524

All meals on trek included

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Example Itinerary Overview

Departures Information Prices per person displayed are for guide line purposes only. Please contact us for a personal quotation. Factors such as the size of your party, seasonality, international exchange rates, tailor made options and final itinerary chosen etc will affect the price. For more info-see the “more information about prices” link below. tailor made nepal holidays & custom bhutan vacations Snow Cat Travel

WARNING:High risk of Inspiration

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