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, trek briefing and gear check
Day 2Necessary preparation & packing, Drive to Ramechhap, 5 hours (132km)
Day 3Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,610m) - 3 hours / 7.8km
Day 4Trek to Namche (3,440m)- 5 hours / 10.4km
Day 5Hikes Acclimatize to Khumjung/Khunde (3.840), 4 hours
Day 6Trek to Phortse Tenga (3680m) - 5 hours / 8.5km
Day 7Trek to Machhermo (4,470m) via Dole - 5 hours / 8.4km
Day 8Day hike to the hills & acclimatization day
Day 9Trek to Gokyo (4700m) - 5 hours / 9.8km
Day 10Hiking to Gokyo-Ri (5,360m) - 4 hours & trek to Dragnag (4,700m) - 3 hours / 4.7km
Day 11Cross Cho La Pass (5,330m), trek to Dzong La (4,830m) - 8 hours / 8km
Day 12Trek to Gorakshep (5140m) - 6-7 hours / 10.6km
Day 13Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,364m) & return to Gorekshep - 6 hours / 7km
Day 14Hike to Kalapattar (Black Rock, 5,550m) - 3.5 hours & trek to Pheriche (4210m) - 4 hours /10.9km
Day 15Trek to Namche (3440m) - 6 hours / 15.5km
Day 16Trek to Lukla (2800m) - 6 hours / 18.2km
Day 17Flight Lukla to Ramechhap; 5 hours drive to KTM (132km) and Celebration dinner
Day 18City sight seen tours, free afternoon/evening for shopping etc; Emergency day for Lukla flight
Day 19Int’l departure for on ward 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 : January 28, 2024
We booked our adventure with Dream Himalaya and we certainly did not regret one bit of it.
From the moment we landed, we were well taken care of. We were well informed each step of the way on what was or will happen during the hike. This was especially evident when our first days were unfortunately side-tracked by bad weather in Lukla and we had to make crucial decisions for the remainder of the trip.
During the hike, we were well taken care of by our sherpa and porters who were all very nice, helpful and thoughtful. They made sure that we were all taken care of, fed and well rested. They also made sure that no one was left behind no matter how slow the last person in our group was walking.
100% recommend Dream Himalaya Adventures to anyone wanting to trek the mountains of Nepal.
Justin Henry, San Juan, Manila, Philippines (Canadian)
Published on : December 31, 2023
The trek was quite a challenge but I was thankful to the Dream Himalayas Team who really helped me when I was feeling sickly or feeling dizzy from the trek. They were very accommodating and they knew what to do during certain occasions. I really felt at ease knowing they were very knowledgeable. I would recommend for you to get them as they are both skillful and very caring. You are sure to be able to finish your trek.
Candice Corral , Manila, Philippines
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
Très bonne organisation de la planification jusqu'au départ. Professionnel. L'équipe au BC est top Merci Dawa. In English translation Very good organization from planning to departure. Professional. The team at BC is great Thanks Dawa.
From the first morning meeting, when Dawa Sherpa Lama (our trip organizer and guide) carefully advised us on what to pack and what to leave in hotel in Kathmandu while we were on our high altitude trek, to the hike from Lukla to Namche Bazaar to the Sherpa village of Thame, to Everest View Hotel and then up to Tengboche Monastery -- and finally back to the city for tourist sites and shopping, we were in the best of hands. We had fun, we felt adventurous and always safe and well accommodated at nice tea houses and lodges. Such an amazingly stunning country! All the special requests I had made for research for my book were met and then some.
Dream Himalaya Adventures is a fantastic company to trek with! We had specific dates that we needed to work within and wanted to experience as much as we could within this time and Dawa did a fantastic job of organising our tip to suit. Everything was thoroughly planned and communicated and the hospitality in country was fantastic, from pre-trip meetings to a highly experienced guide. We were so well looked after the whole time we were in Nepal and they were able to make recommendations and changes to our itineraries as the trip went. Couldn’t recommend Dawa and the team enough!
We booked our adventure with Dream Himalaya and we certainly did not regret one bit of it. From the moment we landed, we were well taken care of. We were well informed each step of the way on what was or will happen during the hike. This was especially evident when our first days were unfortunately side-tracked by bad weather in Lukla and we had to make crucial decisions for the remainder of the trip. During the hike, we were well taken care of by our sherpa and porters who were all very nice, helpful and thoughtful. They made sure that we were all taken care of, fed and well rested. They also made sure that no one was left behind no
In okt,nov 2023 I was a member of a small group crossing Saribung pas to Mustang. This logistically very demanding trek was excellently prepared by the Dream Himlay Company and in particular by the trek leader Pasang Sherpa. I appreciated the pre-trip very fast and precise mail answers to my questions from Dawa and I am so grateful to have met so many friendly and extremely helpful assistent leaders, porters and kitchen staff members, who all contributed to make this trek an experience of a lifetime.
We chose Dream Himalayas because my partner, Twyla, previously engaged with them in 2013 to trek the Everest Base Camp. She had a wonderful experience with Dawa and his team; they made her EBC dreams come true and she fondly remembers how very well taken care she her trekking partner were on their private trip. So when the opportunity to visit Nepal came in 2023, we did not hesitate to contact Dawa and to inquire if he could customize a bike-trek-bike itinerary for us. For the past years, we have transitioned from trekkers to bike tourers and we wanted to take on the challenge of biking the Annapurna Circuit but we wanted to do it with an experienced outfitter that we
Who said it's the end of the trekking season?! I completed the Everest Base Camp trek through Dream Himalaya Adventures at the end of December - Christmas Day on the way down - and the weather couldn't have been better. Clear blue skies and, ok, a cold night at -26 Celcius, but appropriate clothing layers overcame that. Reaching the base camp was satisfying, but more challenging was the higher Mt Kali Pathar which was a little deficient in oxygen, but fun all the same. My sincere thanks go to Dawa Sherpa Lama for so competently organising this trip for me, as well as later excursions to Chitwan wildlife park and beautiful Pokhara leading up to a memorable new years eve
Did a three-week trek with Dawa Sherpa Lama's company over Sarabung Pass and through the Upper Mustang region. We told Dawa what we were looking for and he designed a trip that met our hopes and expectations. Our lead Sherpa, Pasang Sherpa is very experienced (7 Everest summits), and the entire team of Sherpas, cooks, and porters provided a very high level of service, including great food during the camping sections of the trip. I would recommend Dream Himalaya Adventures Pvt. Ltd to any of my friends that want to trek in Nepal.
We’ve never been so well cared for! Dawa Sherpa is exceptional at what he does and his team including Kami as additional guide and Mantare Rai and Aiselu Rei, as amazing porters, were friendly and attentive, alert to our needs even before we realized what we needed. And a surprise anniversary cake high on the trail too and another birthday cake back in Kathmandu. Yes, I hit both milestones miles from home but Dawa didn’t let them slip by unnoticed. Through sickness and fleeting ailments, the ready and sound advice, encouragement and support, laughter, kindness camaraderie of these amazing people we were able to complete our lofty goals in our mid-sixties. We didn’t give up and are proud of the accomplishment
I wanted a real authentic experiance as well as challenging. Dawa was nothing short of AH-MAZING, right fron the start, the level of detail he went into with what I wanted, what I was capable of and how I needed to prepare. With constant communication before the trip, I was totally relaxed and confident I was in the right hands. My Sherpa Pasang was outstanding! so experianced in bith climbing and culture, we had the best time and I consider both of them good friends after this EPIC adventure. I def reccomend you using Dream Himalaya Adventures.
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