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Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake Trekking

Trip Facts

Destination:Nepal

Total Duration:19 Days

Trip Grade:Moderate to Strenuous

Meals:Breakfast in Kathmandu, Full board in Trekking

Transportation:Private Vehicle

Recommended Month:March - May and Sept - Nov

Group Size:Any

Max crossing Altitude :5545 Miter (Kalapathar)

Max sleeping altitude :5137m (Gorakhshep)

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A perfect choice for the adventure seekers is the Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake Trek. Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake is combination of high Himalayas and beautiful fresh water lakes at highland. This trek takes you to all the interesting places of the Everest Region. The trek shows us the hospitality of the local Sherpa people amidst their difficult and challenging life. Ganaga Jamuna treks will take you on an epic journey to the foothill of the Mt. Everest, the highest peak of the earth. This trek offers us beautiful landscapes view of the Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Changtse, Nuptse, Amadablam and several other high peaks of the Mahalangur Mountain range.

The EBC Gokyo lake trek itinerary starts with you arriving at the Tribhuvan International Airport. We will fly to the Tenzin and Hilary Airport from Kathmandu and start to trek to Phakding. Same as the Everest Base Camp Trek, we will continue to climb until we arrive at the base camp. From there, we will trek towards Dzongla and Dragnak before arriving at the lake village of Gokyo. Attractions of this trek are the high peaks, clear flowing rivers, frozen lakes and the Tibetan influenced culture and tradition of the local Sherpa people. Completion of this trek takes upto 17-21 days based on your schedule and requires a moderate level of fitness.

 

Best Season

The best time to trek Everest Base camp and Gokyo Lake is from March to May and Sept - Nov. winter season also will nice to trek Everest base camp and Gokyo lake with regular trekking route without any high passes.

Highlights

  • Sightseeing in UNESCO heritage sites in Kathmandu valley 
  • Scenic Himalayan flight of Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu
  • Namche Bazzar and Tengboche Monastery
  • Reach at Everest Base Camp (5364m)
  • Highest climb of this trek Kalapathar (5545m) and panoramic Himalayan view
  • Khumbu Icefall and Ngozumba Glacier
  • Gokyo Valley and Gokyo Lake
  • Climb Gokyo Ri (5357m)  
  • Warm hospitalities is local tea houses
  • Heart of Sherpa and their traditional Culture

Outline Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival in Tribhuban international airport Kathmandu (1350m) Transfer to Hotel and Overnight.

Day 02:Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley and preparation for the trip. Overnight at Hotel

Day 03:Kathmandu – Lukla - Phakding (2610m -4/5 HRS) overnight at local tea house

Day 04:Phakding – Namche Bazar (3440m – 6/7 HRS) Overnight at local tea house

Day 05:Day acclimatization in Namche Bazar. Overnight at local tea house

Day 06:Namche – Tengboche (3860m- 6/7 HRS) Overnight at local tea house

Day 07:Tengboche – Dingboche (4410m- 6/7 HRS) Overnight at local tea house

Day 08:Acclimatization in Dingboche. Easy hiking around and overnight

Day 09:Dingboche to Lobuche (4930m – 4/5HRS) Overnight at local tea house

Day 10:Lobhuche – Gorakhshep - Everest Base Camp (5364m) – Gorakhshep (5170m – 7/8HRS) Overnight at Local tea house

Day 11:Gorakhshep – Kalapathar (5545m) - Dzongla (4830m – 5/6 HRS) Overnight at local tea house

Day 12:Dzongla - Chola pass (5420m) and reach to Drangnak (4800m - 6/7 Hours) Overnight at local tea house

Day 13:Drangnak - Gokyo Lake (4790m – 3 Hours) Overnight at local tea house

Day 14:Excursion around Gokyo Lake climb Gokyo Ri (5357m) Overnight at Gokyo. Overnight at local tea house

Day 15:Gokyo to Dole (4200m - 5 HRS) Overnight at local tea house

Day 16:Dole to Namche Bazaar (3446m - 5HRS) Overnight at local tea house

Day 17:Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2840m - 6/7 HRS. Overnight at local tea house

Day 18:Fly back to Kathmandu and rest. overnight at Hotel

Day 19:Departure

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Cost Include

  • All your arrival and departure arrangement
  • 3 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing
  • Every morning breakfast in your stay at Kathmandu
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley with professional guide, private transportation and entrance fees
  • Flight cost of Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu
  • Everest national park permit and TIMS card
  • Three times foods a day during your trekking
  • Three times hot drinks a day during your trekking
  • English speaking trekking guide and supporter in trekking
  • Salary, Foods, Accommodation, Insurance, Equipment of Guide/ supporter
  • Sleeping bag and warm jacket in returnable based if you need
  • Emergency evacuation arrangement
  • Sleeping bag and warm jacket in returnable based if you need 

Cost Exclude

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • More than 3 nights’ accommodation, activities in Kathmandu if you come early from your trek
  • Bottled drinks, Bar bills
  • Personal expenses, Personal equipment, Insurance, Medical expenses, Emergency evacuation
  • Any Tipping

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Arrival in Tribhuban international airport Kathmandu (1350m) Transfer to Hotel and Overnight. Our representative will pick you up at the airport and guide you to your hotel room. You can prepare for the trip and join us in a dinner party in the evening where you will be briefed about the trek. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley and preparation for the trip. Overnight at HotelToday, we will visit some of the world heritage sites of the Kathmandu Valley. We will start from Swoyambhunath, then move towards Kathmandu Durbar Square, then we move to Pashupatinath and at last to the Boudhanath. Our guide will portray historical information about the sites. Back to the hotel for final preparation and overnight stay.

Day 03Kathmandu – Lukla - Phakding (2610m -4/5 HRS) overnight at local tea house Early in the morning, drive you to Domestic airport. We take pack breakfast from hotel. Fly with small aircraft to Lukla (2840m) on the way of your flying, you will see panoramic Mountain views including Mt. Everest and other highest peaks. We meet our porters in Lukla airport. Start walking to Phakding (2610m) Overnight at tea house.

Day 04Phakding – Namche Bazar (3440m – 6/7 HRS) Overnight at local tea house We start walking after your breakfast in Phakding. Walking through pine forest and along with suspension bridge over Dudhkoshi River. Half day walking is up going hiking today. You will see first view of Mt. Everest after larja dovan.

Day 05Day acclimatization in Namche Bazar. Overnight at local tea house Today you will have great day by hiking over Everest view hotel, Musium and surrounding. If you are fit to walking more, you can explore Khumjung village and Hillary school. With the scenic view of Amadablam mountain and settlement of Sherpa’s. Walking down to Namche Bazar for overnight. Namche bazar is facilitating with ATM, internet WIFI, good coffee shops and bakeries.

Day 06Namche – Tengboche (3860m- 6/7 HRS) Overnight at local tea house walking up to Sanasa is almost flat today. We choose Everest base camp trail from here. Sanasa is the junction point to divide trekking trails of Everest base camp and Gokyo. We walk through pine forest from Sanasa to Phungi Thanga. After our Lunch we follow ascending trails up to Tengboche. Tengboche is another view point of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadambalm, Thamserkhu. The biggest and oldest Buddhist monastery of Khumbu region, situated in here. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 07Tengboche – Dingboche (4410m- 6/7 HRS) Overnight at local tea house The walking through beautiful villages and most beautiful carved Mani stone. Delicious lunch and excellent view of Mt. Amadablam from Pangboche. After lunch, continue walking for 3 HRS to reach Dingboche.

Day 08Acclimatization in Dingboche. Easy hiking around and overnight Rest day at Dingboche. it is more helpful to have acclimatization day again here to be in Everest Base Camp. We spend day with some excursion activities (3/4 HRS) for acclimatization. Hike up to Chukkum valley. Massive view of Mt. Amadamlam, Lhotse and Nuptse will follow you every moment.

Day 09Dingboche to Lobuche (4930m – 4/5HRS) Overnight at local tea house Today normal walking over high altitude. After step up from Dingboche village, we view another village Pheriche. When we decent from Everest Base Camp, we pass through Pheriche village. The views of mountain Ama Damlam, Mt, Nuptse, Mt Cholatse, Mt. Tawatse, Mt Thamserkhu and several other magnificent peaks gives you filling of wondering. Reach Lobuche and overnight at Hotel.

Day 10Lobhuche – Gorakhshep - Everest Base Camp (5364m) – Gorakhshep (5170m – 7/8HRS) Overnight at Local tea house After 2 hours walking we reach to Gorakhshep. We leave all our stuff here. This is last station of accommodation facility in Everest Base Camp Trekking. After our lunch in Gorakhshep, we continue walking Everest Base camp. You dream to be base camp of world’s highest peak comes in true. Mt. Pumori, Nuptse and Khumbuche are front of you. Mt. Everest is not visual from here. You will meet lots of tented camp of Mt. Everest climbers. Taking your pictures with world’s famous khumbu icefall will be your lifetime achievement. Trek back to Gorakhshep and Overnight.

Day 11Gorakhshep – Kalapathar (5545m) - Dzongla (4830m – 5/6 HRS) Overnight at local tea houseVery early in the morning we prepare to hike kalapathar. This is most viewable point of panaromic mountain & sunrise view. Hundreds of snowcapped mountains, climbing peaks including 3 over 8000 miter Mt. Everest 8848m, Lhotse 8516m and Makalu 8481m are nearby you. Trek down to Gorakhshep and have breakfast. Continue trek down to Drangnak.

Day 12Dzongla - Chola pass (5420m) and reach to Drangnak (4800m - 6/7 Hours) Overnight at local tea house we start walking early in the morning and meet surmise as top of Chola Pass. Once reach at Chola, we will be rewarding with magnificent Mountain View. We immediately decent down to Dzongla because it may face heavy windy which caused sickness. reach at Drangnak and overnight

Day 13Drangnak - Gokyo Lake (4790m – 3 Hours) Overnight at local tea houseIt i short walking at flat land from Drangnak to Gokyo lake today. Our walking pass by Ngozumba Glacier and the second Lakes and the first Lake of Gokyo. The trek is easier over flat path following Dudh Koshi River up to Gokyo. It is a windy valley and situated near the third lake. At Gokyo you are stunned by the natural beauty of Dudh Pokhari Lake which is known as Gokyo Lake.

Day 14Excursion around Gokyo Lake climb Gokyo Ri (5357m) Overnight at Gokyo. Overnight at local tea houseEarly in the morning, climb Gokyo Ri. Gokyo Ri is the best view point of Everest region from where, hundreds of scenic Himalayas views with best sunrise. back to hotel and take breakfast. Day tour goes up to base of Choyo to explore fourth and fifth lake. Ngozumpa glacier, the biggest glacier of Nepal is also visited spot today

Day 15Gokyo to Dole (4200m - 5 HRS) Overnight at local tea houseOvernight at local tea house After breakfast, start trekking back to Dole following same path. if weather was bad yesterday and not able to explore Gokyo Ri, we have time this morning to climb and explore

Day 16Dole to Namche Bazaar (3446m - 5HRS) Overnight at local tea house Overnight at local tea house Today, we will start walking downhill again till Namche. We retrace the same way back to Namche today. The beginning the trail descending steeply to Photse Tenga. passing through rhododendron forests. Then the path immediately escalates steeply to Mongla Danda, where you can have your lunch and gently descends to Namche bazar

Day 17Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2840m - 6/7 HRS. Overnight at local tea house Walking distant is quite long today. All the way down hill till Lukla following Dudhkoshi River and suspension bridge over. Cross several sherpa villages and Everest National park checking counter. By late afternoon reach at Lukla. Your guide will reconfirm your tomorrow's flight of Kathmandu.

Day 18Fly back to Kathmandu and rest. overnight at Hotel Morning flight back to Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel and rest. Your hotel in in Thamel which is main touristic market. you can spend your time in last hour shopping

Day 19Departure Drop to international airport for your final departure

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