Gokyo Lakes and Everest Base Camp Trek
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Combining our Gokyo and Everest Base Camp Trek with a challenging walk through the Cho La Pass provides an unrivaled circuit trek of the Everest region. The trek offers you a spectacular view of the region along with a chance to enjoy the thrill of being at the highest altitude and enjoy the scenic beauty of world’s tallest peaks from its magnificent viewpoint of Gokyo Ri and Kala Patthar. The major attraction of the trek is Gokyo Lakes, Gokyo Ri, Chola Pass, Kala Patthar and Mount Everest Base Camp. The walk through the Khumbu region provides you delightful sight of Tengboche Monastery (the largest monastery of the Everest region) and close view of Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, Mount Cho yo, Mount Nuptse, Mount Ama Dablam and others.
Gokyo and Everest Base Camp Trek passes through traditional Sherpa villages and colorful Buddhist monasteries where you can know more about fascinating lifestyle of Sherpa peoples culture and tradition. You can also enjoy local traditional dishes at tea houses during the trek. You can also relish the beauty of rhododendron, birch and pine forest along the way. Rare species of flora and fauna spotted around Sagarmatha National Park adds charm to the scenic beauty. You can also cherish the exquisite beauty of Gokyo Lakes and large glaciers like Ngozumba glaciers and Khumbu glaciers. The trek takes you to high Cho la Pass from where you can have a spectacular view of stunning Himalayan peaks.
- Ascend Gokyo Ri and Kala Patthar for stunning mountain views from Mt.Everest to Mt.Cho Yo.
- Gokyo and Everest Base Camp Trek passes through traditional Sherpa villages and colourful Buddhist monasteries
- Explore the fascinating Sherpa culture and tradition.
- Rare species of flora and fauna spotted around Sagarmatha National Park.
- Cherish the exquisite beauty of Gokyo Lakes and large glaciers like Ngozumba and Khumbu glaciers.
Arrival at Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and trek preparation (1,300m/4,264ft)
Fly to Lukla and head to Phakding (2,651m/8,700ft)3-4 hours
To Namche Bazar (3,440m/11,283ft)5-6 hours
Acclimatization Day (3,440m/11,283ft)
Trek to Dole (4,200m/13,779ft)6-7 hours
To Machhermo (4,470m/14,665ft)4-5 hours
To Gokyo (4,790m/15,715ft)3-4 hours
To Dragnak (4,700m/15,419ft)3-4 hours
To Dzongla (4,830m/15,846ft) via Chola Pass (5,420m/17,782ft)7-8 hours
To Lobuche (4,910m/16,108ft)4-5 hours
Gorak Shep - Everest Base Camp - Gorak Shep (5,140m/16,863ft)8-9 hours
Hike to Kala Patthar & trek to Pheriche (4,240m/13,910ft)8-9 hours
To Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft)7-8 hours
To Lukla (2,652m/8,700ft)6-7 hours
To Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft) 30-35minutes
What's included ?
- A porter and his entire expenses.
- Airport pickup and drop facility.
- All required local and government taxes.
- Breakfast,Lunch and dinner during the trek.
- Down jackets and sleeping bags (provided upon request).
- Fresh seasonal fruits after the dinner (while on the trek).
- Full day guided city tour in Kathmandu (Day 2) by a private vehicle.
- Insurance of guide and porter.
- Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight tickets
- Licensed, experienced and English speaking trekking guide.
- Lodge expenses during the trek.
- Stay in the city at finest hotel (3 nights twin sharing room at Kathmandu).
- Trekking permits/TIMS.
- Welcome and farewell dinner at one of the finest Nepalese Restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance.
What's excluded ?
- Cost incurred during the tour around the city.
- Extra porter charge.
- Nepal arrival visa.
- Cost for additional trips.
- Extra hot showers, wifi & battery charging on a trek.
- Travel insurance which covers emergency rescue and evacuation.
- Tipping to staffs (as an appreciation).
- Meals in the city except for breakfast and other mentioned special dinner.
18 Days Gokyo Lakes and Everest Base Camp Trek
3 star hotel in Kathmandu & tea house during trek
All meals included during the trek
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, we offer you pick up facility from the airport and manage your stay at the most comfortable hotel in the city. You get to meet the team of trekkers and together we prepare for the trek. At the evening we offer you lavish welcome dinner with authentic Nepali Cuisine.
We take a trip around the UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu, which are the major attraction points. Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath stupa, Swayambhunath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square are the areas we will be roaming around for the day. These religious sites and revered by both Hindus and Buddhists. During the major religious festivals people from all over the country as well as from other Hindu and Buddhist nations visit these places. The sites are also equally rich in art and architecture and hence an ideal place for tourists and art lovers. They also tell ancient history of Nepal. We will also visit many small temples around these sites and spend our day thus. In the evening we return to the hotel and pack our bags with proper clothing and trekking equipment. We stay overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
We begin the day with the flight from Kathmandu to Luka. The flight lets you enjoy the beauty of green hills with a background of snowy mountain peaks. The flight to Lukla is taken to be most thrilling and exciting as the pilot gracefully flies between hills and lands on a small strip atop a hill. The trek begins from Lukla and we head towards Phakding. First we will be passing through the Cheplung village enjoying the sight of Mount Khumbila. We will further move downhill and finally reach Phakding village. We are welcomed by the grand sight of mountain Kusum Kangraru. We can get a sense of increasing tourism business in the village as there are a number of lodges and tea houses serving the guests. We stay for the night at Phakding.
Moving ahead from Phakding, we take the trail ahead and cross the Dudhkoshi river several times by suspension bridges as we pass through the Sherpa villages of Tok Tok, Benkar, Monjo (from where Sagarmatha National Park area begins). We will take care of all the required formalities at the entrance) and Jorsalle. From here, we ascend the valley gradually to the foot of the steep climb to Namche Bazaar. In the halfway up this climb, we may get the first view of the Mount Everest, Mount Nuptse, and Mount Lhotse. A final 1-hour climbing takes us to the Namche Bazaar, the land of Sherpas, where we spend our night.
We will go for an acclimatization hike this morning, ascending out of Namche past the world highest airstrip at syangboche, to the Everest View Hotel, from where we can have a great panoramic view of the highest peaks on earth - Mt.Everest, Mt.Lhotse, Mt.Nuptse, Mt.Thamserku, everyone's favorite mountain Ama Dablam and many other Himalayan giants. This spectacularly located hotel with stunning view of the highest peaks on earth is an amazing place for a short tea break. We will then be descending through the Syangboche airstrip to the National Park head quarter where there is a statue of Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, the first person to reach the summit of Mount Everest along with Edmund Hillary and there is also the Sherpa museum. We spend some time to visit this wonderful place. We then return to Namche Bazaar and stroll around the village and visit ancient monasteries. We stay overnight at Namche Bazaar.
We take the trail uphill from Namche Bazaar and walk ahead towards Kyangjuma. From there you get to have spectacular sights of mountainous beauty. Mount Everest, Mount Nuptse, Mount Ama Dablam and various other peaks can be viewed up close from Kyangjuma. Then we take a trail uphill through rhododendron forest and towards Sanasa village. We then reach a junction and take the stone step trail and continue walking through Mongla pass until reaching the bank of Dudh Koshi River. We leave the bank of Dudh Koshi River and hike toward Dole through pine and rhododendron forest. We spend the night in a lodge at Dole.
We take a walk uphill from Dole passing through local tea houses where we can rest and enjoy the scenic beauty. We then head north and can view snowy peaks around. The vegetation and human settlement in this area is sparse and surrounded with rocky peaks. We then do some uphill and downhill climbing and reach Ngozumba glacier. The trail ahead takes us to Machhermo which has few human settlement areas. We take good night’s rest at Machhermo.
The day’s destination is Gokyo valley where the trek passes through uphill and flat walk to the base of rocky mountain. We then cross the bridge and reach the first Gokyo Lake: Longpunga Tsho. We take the trail ahead towards second Gokyo Lake: Taujung Tsho. We then take a walk ahead through the glacier area and reach third Gokyo Lake: Gokyo Tsho. Various lodges are scattered around the lakeside. We take a rest enjoying the breathtaking view of landscapes around. We will spend the time exploring the lakes and glacier and spend our night at one of the lodges in Gokyo.
We spend the day exploring the valley and adjusting the body to the changing environmental situation and increasing altitude. We take photographs enjoying the spectacular snowy beauty around. We hike around the glacier and up to Gokyo Ri from where you can see magnificent white capped mountains and six beautiful Gokyo lakes. We then walk down and return to the lodge. We spend the night at Gokyo Valley.
Leaving Gokyo lakes behind, we walk ahead through the Ngzumba glacier. The trek through the glacier is exciting as it is filled with icy trails. Various ice lakes and large ice chunks can be viewed along the way. We then head towards Dragnak. The day will spend exploring the area and stay the night at Dragnak.
We take a trail uphill and again move ahead through flat trail and finally walk down to the bottom of Chola Pass. We then cross the slippery icy trail and take a steep uphill walk to the top of Chola Pass. From the Pass, we can view the wonderful scene of Gokyo valley. The area is decorated with colourful prayer flags. We then catch the trail downhill until finally reaching Dzongla. We will spend the night at Dzongla.
From Dzongla we take the trail downhill and continue the trek until reaching the trail to Everest Base Camp. The walk through the trail greets you with a magnificent view of mountainous ranges and glacial beauty. We then hike towards Khumbu glacier and explore the area. Heading ahead, we reach Lobuche and spend the night there at a lodge.
We take the trail uphill through Khumbu glacier towards Lobuche Pass. The trek passes through slippery rocky icy trails and glacier until finally reaching Gorak Shep that is located at the base of Kala Patthar. We then take the trail to Everest Base Camp. Upon reaching the Everest Base Camp, the spellbinding view of mountain peaks and colourful tents contrasted against the snowy beauty makes you forget the arduous journey. We explore the area for some time and then head back to Gorak Shep and spend the night there at a lodge.
We start the walk early in the morning and enjoy the closest view of Mount Everest. The magnificent mountain panorama lures you into taking more pictures. We head back to Gorak Shep and have our breakfast and then we'll head towards Pheriche. And we'll spend the night over there.
The trek passes through brightly coloured rhododendron trees and juniper trees. Walking ahead we cross Dudh Koshi river and pine forests, enjoying mountainous views along the way. We then reach Namche Bazar and stay there overnight.
We take the rocky trail downward toward Dudh Koshi river. Upon crossing the river we head towards Lukla crossing Monjo (Sagarmatha National Park entry and exit). Walking downhill and crossing the suspension bridge over Dudh Koshi river, we walk ahead to Phakding. From Phakding we catch the trail uphill until finally reaching Lukla. Upon reaching Lukla we give a rest to our aching body and spend the night in a lodge.
We take a flight back to Kathmandu and upon reaching Kathmandu we might roam around the city for some souvenir shopping. We organize farewell dinner for you and celebrate the successful completion of trek and exchange final greetings and wishes and prepare for final departure.
Today is the final day and we get ready for the departure. We offer you the facility to drop at the Tribhuvan International Airport. We exchange final greetings and wishes and hope to see each other next time as well. We wish pleasant journey and bid the final goodbye.
The given cost are per person and exclude international flights. Given below are the departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable then please
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