Everest Base Camp via Gokyo
The only way to reach to Everest region is Lukla Airport. There are high numbers of daily flight from Kathmandu to Lukla every day. But due to runway maintenance in Kathmandu Airport and high air traffic most of the domestic flight to Lukla has been moved to Ramechap (Manthali) Airport. Hereby, to operate the hassle free trip, Travel Adventure Nepal has designed itinerary where the flight will be operating from/to Ramechap Airport which is 130 km (approx. 4-5 hours drive) from Kathmandu.
In high Himalayas the weather conditions can change rapidly, which frequently results in the need for changes to be made to our intended itineraries. We include an additional day at the end of the itinerary to allow for this, but on occasion, persistent bad weather may delay the start of your trek or your return to Kathmandu. If any of these unwanted situation shows off then we will follow our Alternative itinerary plan which are as follows:
As per our regular itinerary plan, we will depart to Ramechap early morning (i.e. 2 am) to catch our flight to Lukla. At this time of day when there is usually light traffic, the drive should take about 4 hours. Reaching upon Manthali airport, if the flight is cancelled we will return to our hotel in Ramechap and wait for next day to fly.
We will again attempt to board our flight early morning today and if the fixed wing flight is cancelled we will try for helicopter charter just in case if Helicopters are permitted to Fly. At this stage, travellers need to use “EMERGENCY FUND” to cover the cost of Charted Helicopter.
We will again attempt to board our flight early morning and if this flight is cancelled but helicopters are permitted to fly, then we will process towards heli charter procedure. At this stage, travellers will need to use their emergency fund to cover the cost of Charted Helicopter.
View our Trip notes- Everest Base Camp Trip Notes
The exact cost for helicopters will depend on number of travellers in group and the average cost will be around US$500, of which TAN will cover half.
Changes in Itinerary
- We will skip one night stay in Phakding i.e Direct walk from Namche to Lukla for 8 hours
If No fixed wings flight or helicopters take flight on this day, we will wait for another day for the final attempt.
Today will be the final attempt to board flight to Lukla either on fixed wings flight or Helicopter.
Changes in Itinerary
- Classic Everest Base Camp Trek will be actioned as an Alternative Itinerary since schedule trek via Gokyo is no possible while departing on 4th day to Lukla
- We will skip one night stay in Phakding i.e Direct walk from Namche to Lukla for 8 hours
- If no flights take off from Ramechap early morning to mid Afternoon, we will drive back to Kathmandu and our Alternative itinerary to Annapurna Circuit Trek will be operated from next day.
Note: Things might go wrong at any time, any place. Hence to deals with every type of situation, we strongly advice our travellers to give plenty room of time before arriving and Departing Kathmandu International Airport.
Please read our Pre Arrival and Post Departure for more information and our service we provide when you plan to pre arrive or post depart then the schedule Itinerary.
ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT TREK- ALTERNATIVE ITINERARY TO EBC
Day 1: Drive to Syange (1100m) Trek to Jagat (1300m)
Set your alarm early as we leave Kathmandu early in the morning. Our representative will fetch you from hotel to transfer to local bus stop in Kathmandu. Drive to Beshisahar along the trishuli and Marsyangdi river will be a beautiful long drive. Arrival upon Beshisahar we drive to Syange on local vechicle which is 3 hours drive. Our Trek start from Syange to Jagat via bamboo forest and villages of buddhist ethnic group. Crossing Long suspension bridge over Marsyandi river in syange, we start ascending to Jagat. Overnight in Jagat
Day 2: Trek from Jagat to Dharapani (1860m)
The route of the trek initiates from Jagat crossing the suspension bridge over the Marsyangdi river. The trail starts ascending and gradually flattens down to reach Tal. Tal, however, is famous for waterfalls and beautiful views of different valleys in the region. As we move forward, we pass through the fields of rice, potato, and barley. Not to forget the beautiful waterfalls accompanying along the route. The trail advances along a stone staircase making our way to Dharapani.
Day 4: Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2670m)
The trek from Dharapani to Chame offers spectacular views of Annapurna II (7,937 m) throughout the walk. The trail advances on the southern bank of the river as we descend to pass through the Thanchok village. As the region is famous for apple farming, you will even get to see the apple orchard in the village. We then move forward to reach Koto after 30 minutes of walk. We make a lunch stop in Koto and another 30 minutes walk we then reach Chame, Headquarter of Manang District. Overnight in Chame
Day 5: Trek from Chame to Lower Pisang (3200m)
Today we cross Marsyangdi river from the northern side entering the pine forest. Passing the forest our trail ascends through the apple orchard to reach baratang Village. The trail then starts steeping as we advance to meet the road to Manang. Along the plain dirt road, we trail to lower pisang via dhikur pokhari along the beautiful pine forest. Overnight in Lower pisang.
Day 6: Trek from Lower Pisang to Manang (3540m) via Ghyaru
Today we follow the least populated trail to reach manang. Usually the trekkers choose lower manang route to reach the destination early. But our trekking motto says “ Walk the whole thing, Do not Bypass it”. The views of the same attraction from different places are incomparable. Enjoy the stunning panoramic views of mountains accompanying through the trail and we make a stop at Ghyaru or Ngawal for lunch. Enjoy your meal with the front view of Pisang Peak and hovering Eagles on top. Continue our journey downhill to manang via Humde Airport and Marsyangdi valley.This part of walk is most beautiful part where you will experience the beauty of landscape from all over the world. Overnight in Manang.
Day 7: Acclimatization Day, Hike up to Gangapurna Lake
Today we stay back in Manang as a part of Acclimatization. Adjust your body in high altitude and enjoy the mountain life here today. Your trip leader will take you to some beautiful place of Manang today. Gangapurna Lake:where snow melts and forms a glacier, Ice Lake: Beautiful view point, both this place is just amazing. Enjoy the evening in manang with locals or go for some movie in local theatres. Overnight in Manang.
Day 8: Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka (4050m)
Today we gear up with new vibes of trekking. Leaving the manang valley will be somewhat emotional moment but there’s alot to see ahead. Today our trail ascends towards the mountains of Annapurna. Won’t be able to see the greenery of mountains from this point as the altitude is on top but this is the part of Himalaya. Encounter with Blue sheeps grazing and yaks and locals riding Horses. Also the views of the Annapurna and Gangapurna accompanying you throughout the trail. The trail after passing the Gunsang is mostly flat, crossing couple of suspension bridges leading us to Yak Kharka. Overnight at Yak Kharka.
Day 9: Trek from Yak Kharka to Phedi (4525m)
The trail to Annapurna, never ceases to amaze you is what people said and they said true. We have yet another day of coming across a breathtaking view of the snowy Himalayas. We start our day walking along a light trail to Kone Khola. As we cross this beautiful stream, we start elevating a steep climb towards the villages of Churi Ledar and Ledar. This trail has risks of dry landslides, but what is a trek unless you come up across a few adventure and surprise in store. Mind the stones rolling over the cliff as you walk along. In case you are thinking about any mishap do not forget that we are always prepared for our travelers’ safety. As we route through this slightly risky trail, we climb gently upwards to Phedi.
Day 10: Trek from Phedi to Muktinath (3760m) via Throng-la Pass (5416m)
The main objective of today’s trek is to reach the highest pass in the world; Throng La Pass. the track is slippery and a little risky as we cross the pass from east to west from Manang area to Muktinath. The route has no lodges or hotels but is only surrounded by huge white peaks, hence, make sure you carry some munchies along. However, you will find two teahouses along the way which serves you with the world’s tastiest and most expensive tea at this altitude. Tea is the best remedy to lower the level of stress and tiredness. You can sip a cup of tea with the munchies you have carried for yourself. After lunch and a cup of tea relaxing your senses, we start walking for a few hours to reach the highest point of the trek; the Throng La Pass that is surrounded by colorful prayer flags all over. Muktinath from this point is a walk through a steep downhill. We spend the night in Muktinath which is 1600 m downhill from Throng La pass. You can enjoy a good Thakali thali set famous amongst the Thakali inhabitants around Muktinath for lunch and enjoy your day exploring the area. Overnight in Muktinath.
Day 11: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2720m)
Our trek today leads us to the city behind the himalayas; Jomsom. We start our day visiting a temple that is important for Hindu as well as the Buddhist; the Muktinath Temple in Muktinath. The temple is located in a very peaceful area at the top of this region. We then have our meal at Muktinath and start walking downhill through barren lands of Jharkot, Khingar Kagbeni and Eklebhatti. The route is very dusty due to the wind that is very strong after midday. Once you reach Jomsom, you won't disagree with the name it has been given, the city behind the hills. The stunning views of Nilgiri and other hills would leave you speechless. Jomsom however, is the last stop of our trek. We fly to Pokhara the next day.
Day 12: Fly to Pokhara (820m)
As we start rounding off our trek and head to Pokhara, we enjoy our last meal with the Himalayas. We then head towards the Jomsom airstrip to catch a flight that takes us between the mesmerizing mountains. The 20-25 mins flight to Pokhara is like a mountain flight. The picturesque views of the beautiful mountains would only help you relax and take you to another world throughout the flight. As the flight with this breathtaking view lands at Pokhara you will be transferred to your hotel, freshen up yourself to explore the famous tourist destination Pokhara. Pokhara has a lot of activity in store for you or a lot of remarkable places for you to visit. Plan your day on your own or take help with your travel guide to make the most of this day. We wait for you at the dinner after you are done exploring Pokhara to celebrate a successful end to this adventurous trek of yours.
Day 13: Drive to Kathmandu
We head towards where we started today. A drive through beautiful rivers, hills and Nepalese settlements at intervals, we cover 200 km back to Kathmandu. Once you reach the capital and are transferred to your hotel, you can enjoy a leisurely afternoon for a stroll around Thamel and Durbar Marg for some shopping. Please make sure you keep yourself free for the evening as we will be there to bid you farewell over dinner.
Day 17 : Trip End @ 12 PM
It wouldn’t be easy to bid you farewell, but as it is said, we part to meet again. We will be bidding you goodbye with a heavy heart, hoping that you would choose us again to create memories of a lifetime for the next trip.
- Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle( International Arrival and Departure/ Pokhara Arrival and Departure)
- Accommodation in Kathmandu, Ramechap and Pokhara on E/P Plan
- Teahouse accommodation during the trek with all amenities( Subject to availability)
- All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
- Domestic flights (Kathmandu-Pokhara)
- An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader
- 1 Trek leader per group of 12 members, 1 Assistant guide for 4 trekkers (total 4 assistant guide in group) and porters
- Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation
- Travel Adventure Nepal logo’s trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
- All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (PARK PERMIT,TIMS),
- First aid medical kit, Oximeter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude
- All government and local taxes
- Dinner at arrival day and departure day as part of welcome and farewell program.
- International Flight Tickets
- Nepalese Visa fee
- Excess baggage charges
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu for early arrival and late departures or early return from trek than the scheduled itinerary
- Meals during whole trek except dinner at arrival and departure day
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Beverages and personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)