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Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lakes Trek

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Mahendra Raj Bhusal

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Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lakes Trek

Everest Base Camp trekking is one of the most famous treks in the world. Gokyo valley is one of the hidden gems of Solo Khumbu, also known as Everest region. Combining Gokyo valley with Everest Base Camp will offer you a stunning, challenging trekking route with breathtaking high altitude mountain scenery, unique Sherpa culture and hospitality, and diverse flora and fauna in the Everest region of Nepal. This is the Himalaya at it’s best!

DAY 1

Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon arrival at the airport, meet and transfer to the hotel. In the evening, you have an option to be escorted on a stroll around Thamel and the local streets of Kathmandu. Welcome dinner in the evening with a typical Nepali cultural program. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu

Kathmandu
DAY 2

Kathmandu sight seeing

Kathmandu sight seeing & trek preparation After breakfast, start sightseeing covering Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayumbhunath Stupa. These two sites are also UNESCO world heritage site. Kathmandu Durbar Square is one of the showcases of Nepalese art and architecture at its best. The architecture is typical of the Malla dynasty that ruled over Nepal from the 12th to 18th century. In the afternoon you will discuss your trekking route and preparation with a representative from our local office. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu Read more

Kathmandu
DAY 3

Fly Kathmandu to Lukla

Fly Kathmandu to Lukla (2840m) 40min &Trek to Phakding (2652m). 3hrs, 8km. After an early breakfast transfer to domestic airport to board a flight to Lukla (2810m) which takes around 30 minutes. The flight to Lukla is spectacular. On arrival in Lukla you will meet your Guide and Porter in Lukla, and you will start your trek passing through the village Chaurikharka and reach to Phakding (2652m) in 3 hours. The trail to Phakding will allow you to discover the green landscape with a scenic view of Kusum Kangraru mountain. Today’s walk is only 3 hours and mostly downhill. Overnight at lodge in Phakding. Read more

Phakding
DAY 4

Phakding to Namche Bazaar

Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 6hrs, 11km. After breakfast start trekking through a beautiful pine forest that leads us into the Sagarmatha National Park. The trail passes several small villages and suspension bridges over the Dudhkosi river (milky river). After Monjo village (2835m) we enter the Sagarmatha National Park. After crossing the highest bridge the trail goes steep up to Namche Bazar. After some time you can get a first glimpse of Mount Everest. Namche Bazar is one of the trading points for Sherpa people in this region and it is by far the biggest village in this area. Overnight at lodge in Namche bazar Read more

Namche Bazaar
DAY 5

Acclimatisation

Acclimatisation, trek to Syangboche for Everest view (3880m) 4hrs Today is an acclimatisation day. If you don’t feel any effect from the altitude it is advisable to walk a bit higher and acclimatise further. A walk to Syangboche is ideal for this. On the way you can visit the Sherpa Culture Museum and Everest photo Gallery, which is a nice opportunity to generate the knowledge and history and culture of the local Sherpa people. We go up to Syangboche for Everest view and further to the nice Khumjung village and come down to Namche for overnight stay. Another possible hike is to go to Everest View Hotel (with great panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam, and many more), and continue to Khumjung village from there. Overnight at lodge in Namche Bazar. Read more

Syangboche
DAY 6

Namche Bazar - Dole

Namche Bazar - Dole (4,150 m): 6 - 7hrs, 10km Today’s walk starts with a hort climb to the hilltop above Namche, then continue to Sansa. From Sansa, the trail divides in to two part. The right one goes to the Everest Base Camp but you will take the left one which leads to Gokyo valley. On the way you can enjoy outstanding views of Thamserku, Katenga, and Ama Dablam mountains. An ancient historical chorten stands at the centre of a settlement called Mong La. On the way it is common to see animals like pheasants, mountain goats, and the elusive musk deer. From Mong La the trail descends steeply for about 30-40 minutes before reaching Phortse Thanga (3680m). You will have lunch over here. From Phortse Thanga, the trail heads up to the left into the forest and climbs steadily into Gokyo valley. After 2 hours of climbing you will reach the smalle village of Dole (4150m). Overnight at lodge in Dole. Read more

Dole
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DAY 7

Dole – Machhermo

Dole – Machhermo (4,470 m): 4 - 5hrs, 5km The most outstanding feature of today’s trail is the abundance of vegetation including wildflowers and Rhododendrons. You climb steadily up through a scenic ridge above Dole and the trail climbs via Lhabarma at 4330m to Luza at 4360m. Rewarding mountain views of Cho Oyu, Kantega, and Thamserku on the way. Walking along the hillside above thundering Dudkoshi passing through some small hamlets and through sandy spurs, we reach to Machhermo. Machhermo is the last major settlement on the way up to Gokyo. Beautiful streams flowing down from the Kyajo Ri and Phari Lapche mountains run through the village and meet with the Dudh Koshi river. Overnight at lodge in Machhermo. Read more

Machhermo
DAY 8

Machhermo - Gokyo

Machhermo - Gokyo (4800 m): 4hrs, 7km Today you will climb on a ridge from where you will have spectacular views both down the valley (Kangtega, Thamserku) as well as to the northern part of the valley: the majestic Cho Oyu (8153m). Beyond the ridge the valley widens as the trail passes through a chorten and reaches Pangka (4480 m). A steep climb brings you to the valley with the first lake, known as Longpongo (4690m), where you can observe the Lama footprints on a stone. After passing the second lake and third lake you arrive in Gokyo village, with Cho Oyu mountain in the background. Overnight at logde in Gokyo Read more

Gokyo
DAY 9

Excursion to Gokyo

Acclimatization day: Optional hike to Gokyo Ri (5360 m) 5-6 hrs, 4km One hike you shouldn’t miss while visiting Gokyo valley is the hike to 4th, 5th and 6th Lakes. The trail heads north to the end of the valley. About 3 km north of Gokyo village is the fourth lake, with its high cliffs and several peaks rising above the lake. Then the trail continues to fifth lake and climbs to a small hill at the edge of the lake from where you will have astonishing views of Cho-Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Makalu. The Northern part of the fifth lake provides fabulous views of Cho-Oyu Base Camp and biggest glacier of the world- the Ngazumpa glacier. The return trip to the 5th & 6th lakes will take about 7hours. Overnight at lodge in Gokyo. Read more

Gokyo
DAY 10

Excursion to 4th & 5th Lake

Excursion to 4th & 5th Lake in Gokyo Valley (6-7hrs) 9km One hike you shouldn’t miss while visiting Gokyo valley is the hike to 4th, 5th and 6th Lakes. The trail heads north to the end of the valley. About 3 km north of Gokyo village is the fourth lake, with its high cliffs and several peaks rising above the lake. Then the trail continues to fifth lake and climbs to a small hill at the edge of the lake from where you will have astonishing views of Cho-Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Makalu. The Northern part of the fifth lake provides fabulous views of Cho-Oyu Base Camp and biggest glacier of the world- the Ngazumpa glacier. The return trip to the 5th & 6th lakes will take about 7hours. Overnight at lodge in Gokyo. Read more

Gokyo
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DAY 11

Gokyo to Thangnak

Gokyo to Thangnak (4750m) 3-4hrs, 4km Today is a short and easy day. You will cross the Ngazumpa Glacier to the foot of the mountain on the other side. There is a trail over the glacier and this route is safe to take without any mountaineering equipment. Then traverse along the shore of the glacier and reach the tiny settlement of Thangnak. In the afternoon you can take a good rest before you cross the Chola La Pass tomorrow. Overnight at lodge in Thangnak. Read more

Thangnak
DAY 12

Thangnak - Cho-la Pass (5420

Thangnak - Cho-la Pass (5420 m) - Dzongla (4830 m): 7 - 8 hrs, 8km Today is the toughest day of this trek and you will have to start early at 4 AM. The Cho La pass is the highest pass of this trek. The pass itself is not difficult but it is steep and involves a snow traverse on the eastern side. The top of the Cho La pass is decorated with prayer flags. The pyramidal Ama Dablam presides over a range of mountains in the south, Cholatse is in the west, and Lobuche East and Baruntse rise sharply to your left. After descending on the other side of the pass you reach Dzongla, another beautiful place with a stunning view of Mt. Cholatse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Lobuche peak and the Pheriche village far down below. Overnight at lodge in Dzongla. Read more

Dzongla
DAY 13

Dzongla to Lobuche (4940 m)

Dzongla to Lobuche (4940 m) 4 hrs, 6km After breakfast you will continue to Lobuche, a village on the way to Everest Base Camp. Upon crossing a bridge you traverse a grassy trail. Enjoying views of Lobuche Peak, Ama Dablam, Kangtega, Thamserku and Taboche you slowly head up to Lobuche. You will reach to Lobuche in about 4 hours time and have lunch there. In the afternoon you can take a rest. Overnight at lodge at Lobuche. Read more

Lobuche
DAY 14

Lobuche (4940m) - Gorak Shep

Lobuche (4940m) - Gorak Shep (5140m) & Everest Base Camp (5364m m): 6-7 hrs, 13km The trail to Gorak Shep goes ahead through the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. While on the trail you can see part of the north ridge of Everest, along with Mt. Pumori, Mt. Mahalangur, Mt. Lingtern, Mt. Khumbutse, Mt. Nuptse. You will reach Gorak Shep (5140) after 3 hours of walking and have lunch here. This is the highest settlement with lodges in the region. After a lunch you can proceed to Everest Base Camp, which takes about 4 hours for a round trip. Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori are the mountains you can see from the base camp. From the base camp itself you can’t see Everest. Return to lodge in Gorak Shep for tea and dinner. Overnight at lodge in Gorak Shep. Read more

Gorak Shep
DAY 15

Gorak Shep –Kalapatthar

TGorak Shep –Kalapatthar (5545m) & back to Pheriche (4280 m): 8hrs, 16km oday is another early start: around 4 AM you will start walking up to Kala Patthar. This part of the route can be very windy and cold. On the way to Kala Patthar you will have outstanding views. After 2-3 hours of climbing you will reach Kala Patthar viewpoint. If you are lucky you can witness an amazing sunrise on the summit of Everest. After taking many pictures you will descend back to Gorakh Shep and have breakfast. Proceed further down to Pheriche (4280m). On the way you will have lunch at Thukla (4520m), which takes about 3 hour from Gorak Shep. After Thulka is is about 1.5 hours before reaching Pheriche (4280m). Overnight at lodge in Pheriche. Read more

Pheriche
DAY 16

Pheriche – Pangboche(3930m)

Pheriche – Pangboche (3930m) - Tengboche (3800m): 5 - 6 hrs, 8km After spending many days above 4000 meters, you will finally reach lower altitudes. The trail passes through the beautiful Sherpa villages of Orsho and Shomare before reaching Pangboche. From Pangboche you retrace your footsteps down to the Imja Khola and up through the forest to Dibuche(3820m) and Tengboche (3860m). You will pass through forests with beautiful rhododendron and juniper trees. In Tengboche you can visit the biggest monastery of Khumbu region. Overnight at lodge in Tengboche. Read more

Tengboche
DAY 17

Tengboche - Namche Bazaar

Tengboche - Namche Bazaar (3,440 m): 6 hrs, 9km The trail follows the Dudh Koshi gorge descending rapidly through the pine forests. The path eventually reaches down to the river at Punke Tenga (3250m). You cross the cantilever bridge here and the climb steeply uphill to Sansa and Kenjoma (3550m). After enjoying lunch in Kenjoma you proceed to Namche Bazar. Overnight at Lodge in Namche Bazar. Read more

Namche Bazaar
DAY 18

Namche Bazaar – Lukla

Namche Bazaar – Lukla (2840m): 6 - 7 hrs, 19km The trail descends steeply downward crossing the suspension bridges over the wild Dudh Koshi river. Even though you are travelling the same route down, you will see completely different views. The trail to Lukla goes up and down but at this low altitude this won’t be a problem anymore. Overnight at Lodge in Lukla. Read more

Lukla
DAY 19

Fly back Lukla to Kathmandu

Fly back Lukla to Kathmandu (1310m) 30 min flight Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu, which will take around 30 minutes. if you are lucky you will get a last glimpse of the amazing scenic mountain scenery in Khumbu. In case of bad weather flight cancellations may occur. Therefor you will have a spare day in Kathmandu tomorrow. Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport transfer to hotel and enjoy the comfort of your hotel in the afternoon or do some more sightseeing in the city. Read more

DAY 20

Free/Leisure Day

Free/Leisure day in Kathmandu Free day in Nepal’s capital. There are some amazing temples and sights that you can visit: Pashupathinath Temple, the great stupa of Bodhnath, the old royal city of Patan, and many more. If you wish to do sightseeing with a guide and driver we can arrange this for you (extra cost can be paid on the the spot). Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu Read more

Kathmandu
DAY 21

Departure

You will be transferred to the international airport according to your flight schedule by private vehicle.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Kathmandu
Hotel Hotel Tibet
Day 3
Location Trek Duration
Hotel Tea House/Basis Lodge
Day 19
Location Kathmandu
Hotel Hotel Tibet
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Kathmandu
Day 3
Location Trek Duration
Hotel Tea House/Basis Lodge
Day 19
Location Kathmandu

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • All local transfers by private vehicle
  • Domestic flight Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu
  • Accommodation as per itinerary (3-4 star hotels in Kathmandu & Basic teahouse/ Lodges during the trek)
  • Meals as per itinerary (Breakfast during the stay in Kathmandu & all meals during the trek as indicated by B/L/D for breakfast, Lunch Dinner respectively)
  • One welcome or farewell dinner with cultural show in Kathmandu
  • Sightseeing with entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Guide, Porters (1 porter for 2 trekkers) including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and lodging
  • A comprehensive medical kit box
  • Necessary paper work and permits (TIMS/ Everest National Park permits)

Package excludes

  • Nepal Visa fees (US $40 upon arrival at airport, Please bring cash & 2 passport photographs)
  • International flights from and to Kathmandu
  • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu
  • Optional Personal expenses such as (Tips, Laundry, Telephone, bar, beverages, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water etc)
  • Rescue & Medical Insurance (we strongly advise to purchase Travel Insurance that covers Medical & Evacuation)
  • Any extra cost of changing a confirmed tour; such as early return from trek
  • Excess baggage charges & any extra cost incurred will be borne by yourself such as early arrival late departure
  • All other personal expenses not listed in the included section

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