Mount Everest, 8,848m (29,028ft) the highest mountain in the world was 1st climbed by New Zealander Sir Edmund Hillary and a Sherpa, Tenzing Norgay Sherpa on 29th May 1953. Since then, thousands of climbers and Sherpas have climbed this mountain successfully. Everest area locally knows as Sagarmatha National Park is home for world-renowned climbers Sherpa peoples as they have created many unbelievable world records in the industry of Mountaineering and climbing. The trek goes into the heart of the Himalayas with stunning mountain views, and the simplicity and hospitality of the Sherpa community are heart-warming. You will get to take in the awe-inspiring views of Mt. Everest and its sister’s mountains. You will also be visiting Sherpa villages and monasteries to gain insight into their local culture, traditions and daily lifestyle. This is one of the most beautiful treks in a spectacular region of Nepal.
In the 1st part of the trek, you will get into the Gokyo valley, naturally really beautiful, scenic and perfect mountain views along the way up. The path separates from the main Everest trail just after Namche on the day 4th of the trek and goes into the Gokyo valley. This area is less crowded but naturally super beautiful. Once you touch the Gokyo lake situated in the elevation of 4,790m from the sea-level, you really can see the beauty of nature and Himalayas. Climbing Gokyo Ri (5,360m) is physically challenging but once you will be on the top of Gokyo Ri, the winning moments will take away all of your tiredness and exhaustion. This trek is quite tough and physically challenging as you have to climb over 5,000m multiple times, after Gokyo Ri, now you have to cross over Cho La Pass (5,330m), which is tough, in the winter season, normally going over Cho La Pass is not possible due to the deep snow on the pass. The mountain views from the top of Gokyo Ri and Cho la pass is stunning with all big white mountains. However, the trek is physically and mentally tough and challenging but this is one of our must-do trek trips
This challenging trek into the Solu-Khumbu region begins with a spectacular mountain flight to Lukla & continually trekking along the Dudh Kosi ("Milk River"). After crossing the Namche Bazar” Sherpa head-quarter” we will continue to Gokyo-Ri (5,360m), with its incredible natural beauty of the Himalayas & better introduction of local Sherpa cultures. We will climb Gokyo-Ri, which offers a view of the whole valley, right up to Mt Cho-Oyu. We sometimes see a family of Kongma (Himalaya Partridges) and picas (tiny and a bit like short-eared rabbits without tail) on our descent after sunrise.
The Cho-La pass, approached from Dragnag below Gokyo is a chance to walk on the glacier with relative safety. Although the approaches either side are quite steep, the glacier itself is quite flat and almost crevasse free. It can usually be safety crossed without crampons and gives us access to the upper reaches of the Khumbu valley. Cho La pass (5,330m) offers a real mountain experience before we head to Gorekshep. Now you will have the option of a sunset or sunrise trek to the 18,188ft' summit of Kala-Pattar for a panoramic view of some of the world's highest mountains including Everest at 29,035ft. We'll make the 3-hour trek on to Everest Base Camp where, depending on the season, you'll see mountaineering expeditions preparing for their ascent to the highest peak in the world, beginning with the spectacular Khumbu Icefall.
Day 1Arrival in KTM, transfer to hotel, briefing
Day 2Tour, necessary preparation & packing
Day 3Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,610m), 3 hours
Day 4Trek to Namche (3,440m), 5 hours
Day 5Hikes Acclimatize to Khumjung/Khunde (3.840), 4 hours
Day 6Trek to Mongla (3900m), 4 hours
Day 7Trek to Dole (4200m), 4 hours
Day 8Trek to Machhermo (4410m), 4 hours
Day 9Day hike to the hills & acclimatization day
Day 10Trek to Gokyo (4700m), 4 hours
Day 11Gokyo-Ri (5360m) & trek to Dragnag (4,700m), 7 hours
Day 12Cross Cho La Pass (5330m) & trek to Dzong La (4,830m), 6 hours
Day 13Trek to Gorakshep (5140m), 5 hours
Day 14Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364m) & O/N at Gorekshep, 6 hours
Day 15Hike to Kalapattar (Black Rock, 5550m) & trek to Pheriche (4210m), 7 hours
Day 16Trek to Namche (3440m), 6 hours
Day 17Trek to Lukla (2800m), 6 hours
Day 18Fly back to KTM, evening celebration meal
Day 19Free day, Emergency day for Lukla – KTM flight
Day 20Int’l departure for onward flight to home
This kind of trek is challenging but doesn’t really require previous trekking and mountaineering experiences and also doesn’t require any technical experience. But if you have any previous experiences would be really helpful. Your fitness is crucial for this trek; therefore we strongly suggest preparing yourself in good physical condition.
You need to be trained at least for about 3 to 5 months to prepare yourself as a strong candidate. You can go to the fitness center every morning for about 1.5 hours, do hiking every weekend with increasing weights on your pack, manage some time for cycling for a couple of hours for 2 or 3 times a week. However, at the high altitude, there might be little symptoms of altitude illness like mild headache, fatigue, etc. but take it as normal and just drink enough water (4 – 5 liters) every day. On this trek, you need to be able to hike 4 – 8 hours over hilly terrain up to 5,500m of altitude with a daypack.
If you have any previous experiences of similar grade trek would be helpful, but if you don’t have is also not a really important matter of issue. This trek will introduce you to high altitude trekking in the Himalayas and also about the local cultures, traditions, and local people.Even if you are around the age of 65 years, you can be a candidate for this trek.
Published on : May 08, 2017
We were referred to Dream Himala Adventures by our friends who have already been avid clients and it definitely did not disappoint. Joining their treks would mean a worry-free trip to your destination. From fetching you from the airport to bringing you to your hotel, from coordinating all the logistics from a city tour to rushing to check in at the airport for our flight to Lukla and back to Kathmandu, everything was so smoothly handled that you really didn't have to bother yourself with anything else other than your own personal preparation.
They will make sure you have the best teahouses to stay at at each stop. We never had any problems with our guesthouses. They were all clean, had a western toilet, had good food, and were all safe.
They have guides assigned to you that are well equiped with experience of going up and down treks. Our head guide (cause there were 2 provided for our group), has had 20 years experience in guiding groups to Mt. Everest's base camp. These are very strong sherpas. At one point, when we were reaching 5,000 masl, a gas tank appeared at the side of one of our guides. We haven't seen that on any other sherpa that the other groups had. This told us that they really are prepared should anything happen.
Dawa really provides excellent service. I had the unfortunate event of being hit by a bad case of AMS that I had to be flown down to Kathmandu. Dawa worked relentlessly with the helicopter rides to the ambulance to the clinic and finally with our insurance to coordinate with the expenses that were incurred because of this incident. I felt confidence that everything would go smoothly because of how hard working he is.
I would strongly recommend them to anyone who plans on going up on a trek in Nepal. From our experience, we can really attest to the great service we experienced from everything from the trek to staying in Kathmandu.
Consuelo Seriña, Philippines
Dream Himalaya is an awesome outfitter! The Guides, Porters, and Dawa are trustworthy and easy to talk to... It's these kind people that makes your trip hassle and worry free. Highly recommend!
The EBC trek is incredible and highly recommended with stunning scenery and good people. DHA's guides and porters are great and took very good care of us. If you are looking for a great trek in the Himalaya's then this one is for you!
Patrick & Geoff - Basecamp 2019 Dawa Sherpa and his team were exceptional in their care and aid of out Basecamp trek for 2019. It was an amazing experience not only to see and feel the mountains but also to speak to his crew and learn about the region and trekking/mountaineering in general. They were always ready to help whenever we needed. We will certainly be coming back to Nepal and the Himalayas again. Most definitely through Dream Himalaya Adventures. Patrick Nhim
Wow wow wow! Ok so the scenery was awesome - that’s a given! The food was nutritional and hot! Sleeping was easy because the body was ready for rest. But the team at Dream Himalaya Adventures could not have been better selected. Nothing was a problem. Anything was possible. If you wanted it, you got it! Their main aim is to get you to your destination and back safely and for you to enjoy the entire experience. If we weren’t eating enough, they encouraged us to fuel up. If we weren’t drinking enough “pani” (water), they stopped us for a drink break. If we walked too quickly (I’m amazed some of our team members could), they reminded us to walk “bistari bistari” (slowly slowly) to
I have recently returned from touring and trekking with Dream Himalayas Adventures team with Dawa and his Sherpas. The highlights of my trip was the stunning scenery on the trek and the friendly people of Nepal. It was definitely a life changing experience and i would love to do it again some day with my daughter. Dawa and his team were amazing i found them very organized, caring and friendly which impressed me.
We had a beautiful trip! From the very first contact with Dawa a few months before to the airport drop off, Dream Himalayan Advantures provided excellent service, answered questions quickly, and took wonderful care of our team. Their guides were so friendly and very competent in what they do. We had a big team of 10 people, but they were able to meet each person’s needs. Would definitely work with them again!
Dawa S. Lama of the Dream Himalaya Adventures has provided services for the expedition to Jannu (Kumbhakarna), 7711m via South East route. The expedition took place between February and April 2019. It combined a documentary film project “The Wall of Shadows” about the life of Sherpas” Dawa’s insight, a phenomenal attention to detail and discipline, his admirable communication skills, polite and respectful manner, an ease of problem solving, open-mindedness, generosity and adaptability to unusual requirements from the film team were the qualities that put Dawa and his Agency at the top of the list of the most reliable agents in Nepal. We sincerely recommend the Agency and trust any expedition or trekking party will be fully satisfied and comes home from the Himalaya
My experience with Dream Himalaya Adventures was excellent! Dawa Sherpa took care of every detail before and after our trek. I felt very confident in his abilities. All of our drivers and guides were most helpful and informative. Our trek guide, Sherku Sherpa, was exceptional, and he took very good care of us. We had an incredible adventure with stunning scenery every day. I highly recommend Dream Himalaya Adventures to anyone seeking an unparalleled experience in and around the Himalaya!
It was our second trek with Dream Himalaya Adventures and we loved it. We had so much fun with our guide Tendi and Rajesh who also works for DHA. The experience on a trek like this made us feeling like friends rather than clients. It's not only about hiking, you also learn a lot about the Nepalese culture and nature. The feeling of waking up early to see the sunrise at Poon Hill surrounded by the highest mountains in the world is incredible. This was an experience we will never forget and definitely the highlight of our trek. Thank you Dawa for making it possible and organizing everything so well! See you soon!
Dream Himalaya Adventures provided us the best mother / daughter trip that we could experience. We could not have chosen a better agency for our trek to Langtang and Helambu area. Dawa was very helpful from the first email contact. He did not only organize the trek but also the airport pick-up, city tour and all preparations needed with our guide Tendi. Tendi was the best guide that we could wish for. He was not only funny and entertaining and also gave us a glimpse into his culture and his life in Nepal as a professional mountaineer. He really cared about our health and well being during day and night which was very important for our mothers. We enjoyed the trip
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