Several changes have taken place recently in the Khumbu (Everest) region that enable visitors now to explore the world’s tallest mountains in an abbreviated time frame, and capping the adventure off with a helicopter tour that will literally take your breath away. After trekking for a week or even less, you’ll board your chopper and cross three passes over 17,000’, getting in so close to Everest and her neighbors that you experience the same kind of views previously available only to world-class mountaineers. New lodges that have been built on the trail to base camp provide a level of comfort that earlier trekkers could only dream about. Nights in Nepal: 8 to 10.
Everest from Gokyo Trek: Itinerary at a Glance
Days 1 & 2: Kathmandu / Day 3: Fly to Lukla, trek to Monjo / Day 4: Day hike for mountain views and acclimatization / Day 5: Trek to Namche Bazaar / Day 6: Trek to Thame for lunch, then on to Mende / Day 7: Tashinga / Day 8: Trek to Thyangboche for lunch, continue to Pangboche / Day 9: Day hike to Ama Dablam Base Camp, the best day hike in the Khumbu / Day 10: Chopper pick-up at your lodge, do the Three Cross Passings Heli-Flightseeing en route to Lukla. Fly back to Kathmandu / Day 11: Depart for home.