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Highlights of Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake Trek

    • Sagarmatha National Park, the sanctuary of diverse flora and fauna.
    • The heroes of Himalayas- Sherpa Lifestyle, Tibetan Buddhism experience.
    • The scenic flight to Lukla village and back to Kathmandu.
    • Everest Base Camp itself, the foot of the tallest summit of the world.
    • Several suspension bridges and crossing high passes routes.
    • View from the foot of majestic Mount Everest, panoramic views of Himalayas.
    • Glacial lakes under Cho Oyu, the longest glacier system in the Himalayas called Ngozumpa Glacier.
    • Viewpoints like Kalapathar, Gokyo Ri, Everest view hotel, and Renjo La top, amazing Gokyo lakes.
    • Museums and Monasteries like Sherpa museum, Tengboche monastery, Rimishung monastery, etc.

Everest Gokyo Lakes Trek Overview


Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lake trek is a classic and combined trek to the world popular Everest Base Camp and pristine Gokyo Lakes in the Everest region of Nepal. Trekking to the Everest Base Camp is top bucket list choice of adventure seekers and it is a wish of many enthusiasts to getting to the beneath of the world’s highest peak. The adjacent combination of Gokyo Lakes along the mindblowing Everest Base Camp provides the ultimate adventure thrill to the trekkers. Everest Base Camp trekking is commercialized trekking route of Nepal but in combination to the Gokyo Lakes, it also provokes the essence of the off the beaten trails making your trekking experience more fascinating than it ever was before. 

The Himalayan sovereignty of the Mount Everest is revered worldwide as the tallest peak on this planet and many trekkers all over the world come to visit Nepal to explore the top of the world. The stunning Himalayan views are in one hand dramatically astonishing and on the other hand, is a way of surpassing the beauty throughout the soul. The excellent trekking combination of Everest Base Camp and the Gokyo Lakes provides the glacial beauty along with the Himalayas. You get to experience the mindblowing Gokyo Lakes, which are also revered for the religious merits, but moreover an awe-inspiring experience. 

The trekking to Everest Base Camp intertwines to the Gokyo Lakes along the Himalayan foothills with the majestic views of the Mount Everest and other eight-thousanders. Gokyo lakes are relatively unexplored and pristine, offering the best majestic views and the incredible Himalayan experience. The glaciers and the lakes formed in the Himalayas are nevertheless some strenuous but not less than the heaven itself. Out of the world experience in the Himalayan region of Nepal is astonishing providing the ultimate beauty you are seeking after. Explore the lakes and the Everest Base Camp in the Sherpa Kingdom of Nepal where you will be facilitated with the best Sherpa hospitality in the Mountains. 

The Gokyo Lakes are the unsung treasures of the Himalayas. The Everest Base Camp is popular as it is the base of the top itself but Gokyo lakes are not so discovered and kept pristine because of the less human interference. The off the beaten path throughout the forgotten valleys meandering throughout the lakes in the Himalayas is worth exploring. A few extended days to the Everest Base Camp trek will take you to the finest Gokyo Lakes in the Everest Region of Nepal. You will encounter the Gokyo Ri and the fifth Lake is just in front of your eyes which is very wonderful. The splendour of the Gokyo lakes and the stunning views of Mount Everest from the Gokyo top are indescribable. The Cho La Pass (5420 m) crossing on the way to Khumbu valley will fascinate you with the mindblowing views of Everest, Pumari, Lhotse, Nuptse, and other neighbouring peaks. 

Mountains are best discovered when the paths are off the beaten and the surrounding is not so familiar than inscribed before. This Everest Gokyo Lake Trek will help you to get into the true jewel of the mountains and let you experience the veristic mountain panorama along with the stunning glacial Gokyos. 

The high altitude landscape of Nepal is stunning and the trans-Himalayan geography in some points offers the variations in the Mountains. The geography and the Himalayas of Nepal are worth explorations as it provides beautiful insights on the lifestyle and culture along the variated geo-locations. 

The Trek begins with a scenic and adventurous flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. And the trek to Phakding from Lukla Airport will commence the EBC Gokyo Lakes Trek. The astonishing mountain settlement, sherpas and their lifestyle will amaze you with the best offerings possible. The trail passes through Chaurikharka Ghat leading you to the beautiful Phakding village in the bank of Dudh Koshi river. After Phakding, you will be trekking to the gateway of Everest- Namche Bazaar. The upstream Dudhoshi river and steep climb uphill is a little strenuous but equally adventurous. You will have acclimatization in Namche and you will hike a little bit around to the viewpoint from where you can see the spectacular views of Everest, Lhotse, Luptse, Amadablam, Thamserku and Kongde Ri. 

The hike to Tengboche Monastery is astounding and you can explore the panoramic Himalayas along with the monastery. The further trek will take you to Dingboche village through Rhododendron forest, Deboche, Imja Khola and Pangboche Village. You will head to another beautiful part of the Khumbu region from Dingboche, Chhukung offers you a magnificent view of the Mt. Makalu, Island Peak, Peak 38 etc. 

From Dingboche, you will be trailing towards Lobuche from where you can see the Taboche, Pumori, Kala Patthar and Nuptse mountain panorama. From Lobuche, you will trek further to the iconic Everest Base Camp and move ahead to Gorakshep. The Everest base camp offers astounding views of Khubutse, Mt. Pumori, Changtse and Khumbu icefall instead of Mt. Everest. From the Gorakhshep, you will trek further to Dzongla from where you can see the spectacular views of Mt. Pumori (7,169m), Mt. Everest (8,848m) and Lhotse (8516m), the Tibetan peak Changtse, Nuptse (7861m), Amadablam and numerous small peaks. 

From Dzongla, you will trek further to Cho La pass and reach Gokyo Lake. The trekking downward to Thangnak and Ngozumpa Glacier. The amazing third lake of Gokyo Lakes and Dudh Pokhari are astounding. The splendid beauty of Cho Oyu and Gyachung Kang is incredible from Gokyo. The onward trek from Gokyo to Dole and Namche Bazaar will take you back to the Lukla and a flight will take you back to the Kathmandu valley. 

Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake trek is a strenuous trek, however, the trekking to the Gokyo and Everest Base Camp is astonishing. A little essence of off the beaten track from the Everest Base Camp is incredible and you will be facilitated with the best views and the mountains in the Everest region of Nepal. You need to obtain some permits to enter the Everest Base Camp. We’ll assist you to complete EBC Gokyo lakes trek. Our representative will help you to complete the lifetime journey to the Gokyo and Everest Base Camp of Nepal. 

ITINERARY

  • DAY 1
    Kathmandu Arrival, Transfer to Hotel.

    Your Arrival Time (?) Our office representative will meet and greet you at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu.

    At 06:00 PM: In the evening we will meet for a coffee and will brief you the details of your trek program.
    Elevation: 1,350M

    *Optionally you can add one additional night stay in Kathmandu to cover cultural sightseeing in Kathmandu as well for your trek preparation shopping.

    Kathmandu Full Day Sightseeing: You will visit for a full day sightseeing in Kathmandu of Kathmandu and Patan Durbar Square, Boudhanath and Swayambhunath.

    Meal: Not Included.

  • DAY 2
    Flight to Lukla, Trek to Phakding.

    At 05:30 AM: We will drive towards the airport for our Lukla flight. The drop to the airport will be according to the flight time. The 30 minutes adventurous flight will land at the Lukla airport and our adventure starts there. Our first-day trek start from Lukla towards Phakding. The amazing Sherpa land never fails to surprise. The trail then passes through, Chaurikharka, Ghat finally leading to beautiful Phakding village at the bank of Dudh Koshi river. Overnight at Phakding.
    Elevation: 2,652M

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

  • DAY 3
    Trek to Namche Bazaar

    At 08:00 AM: After breakfast, we will start our second-day trek towards the gateway of Everest, Namche Bazaar. For most of the people, this second day might be the hardest day as you will have to climb steeply before reaching Namche Bazaar. The trail follows the upstream of Dudh Koshi river. The trail passes through the Village of Monjo, Jorsalle, Benkar before reaching the Namche Bazaar. From Monjo the world’s highest national park, Sagarmatha national park starts. The trek duration is 7-8 hours. Overnight at Namche Bazaar.
    Elevation: 3,440M

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

  • DAY 4
    Acclimatization and Exploration Day

    At 07:00 AM: Today is the rest day at Namche bazaar for the acclimatization. After breakfast, we will hike to the viewpoint that is located just above the Namche bazaar. From the viewpoint, the clear view of Everest, Lhotse, Luptse, Amadablam, Thamserku and Kongde Ri can be seen. After spending some time at the viewpoint we will return back to Namche Bazaar. Overnight at Namche Bazaar.
    Elevation: 3,440M

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

  • DAY 5
    Trek to Tengboche.

    At 08:00 AM: After breakfast, we will move towards the village of the monastery. Tengboche has one of the biggest monasteries in the Khumbu region. The trail to Tengboche first starts with the flat surface gradually going into steep down to cross the river at Phunki Tenga and finally starting the steep climb to the Tengboche village.

    At 03:00 PM: Tengboche monastery visit. The trek today is 6-7 hours of walking. Overnight at Tengboche village.
    Elevation: 3,860M
     

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

  • DAY 6
    Trek to Dingboche.

    At 08:00 AM: After breakfast, we will start from the Tengboche Monastery, we take a trail through rhododendron forest to Deboche and further to Imja Khola. Then we climb to Pangboche village (3930m), a Sherpa village with the oldest monastery in the region. We will then start moving towards another village Somare and reach the beautiful Dingboche village (4250m). Overnight stay in Dingboche village.
    Elevation: 4,250M
     

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

  • DAY 7
    Rest day in Dingboche.

    At 08:00 AM: Today, we will have another day of acclimatization. You will head to another beautiful part of the Khumbu region, Chhukung offers you a magnificent view of the Mt. Makalu, Island Peak, Peak 38 etc. Overnight in Dingboche Village.
    Elevation: 4,250M

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

  • DAY 8
    Trek to Lobuche.

    At 08:00 AM: After breakfast, we will move towards the barren valley vegetation. This is the most important day of the Everest Base Camp trek route. At Thangma Riju one can experience the 360-degree panoramic view snow-capped mountains. The path joins the trail below Thugla and gives beautiful views of Cholatse (6442.) across the valley. The trail is rocky and icy at some part. After another steep ascent, Taboche, Pumori, Kala Patthar and Nuptse are particularly spectacular form Lobuche. Overnight at Lobuche teahouse.
    Elevation: 4,950M
     

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

  • DAY 9
    Trek to Everest Base Camp, Return Back To Gorakshep.

    At 08:00 AM: Today is the most important day of our trek as we will be at the base camp of the Everest. The walk towards Everest is along the Khumbu Glacier. We will reach the small village of Gorakshep, where we will have our lunch. After having our lunch the trail will lead you to the Mt. Everest base camp at an altitude of 5,364 meters. Everest base camp gives you an unforgettable view of Khubutse, Mt. Pumori, Changtse and Khumbu icefall instead of Mt. Everest.
    Elevation: 5,150M

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

  • DAY 10
    Trek to Dzongla.

    At 05:00 AM: Early morning we will climb to Kala Patthar for sunrise view. From the top we will see a 360-degree view of some of the highest peaks in the world including Mt. Pumori (7,169m), Mt. Everest (8,848m) and Lhotse (8516m), the Tibetan peak Changtse, Nuptse (7861m), Amadablam and countless other smaller peaks. We will have our breakfast coming back and after breakfast, we will descend down towards Lobuche following the Glacial valley and change the path to Dzongla. Overnight at Dzongla.
    Elevation: 4,740M

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

  • DAY 11
    Trek to Gokyo Lake.

    At 05:00 AM: Today is the passing day and we start early with a gentle climb at first hours towards the Cho La Pass. The trail crosses the glacier which is marked by cairns. Once we reach Cho La Pass, the trail goes downward to Thangnak. We then continue our trek passing by the lakes at Gokyo which pours down to the western division of the Ngozumpa Glacier. We go diagonally through the three outstanding lakes and traverse the third lake, Dudh Pokhari, and on the East Bank, we can mark the community of Gokyo. Walking along the lake, you can view the splendid summits of Cho Oyu and Gyachung Kang.
    Elevation: 4,790M

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

  • DAY 12
    Exploration Day at Gokyo.

    At 05:00 AM: We start early today to Gokyo Ri (5360m) which lies above the village. The steep climb of about four hours to the top is quite strenuous, yet rewards with one of the best views of Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu and Lhotse among others. After spending some time at Gokyo top, we will return back to Gokyo village. Overnight stay in Gokyo.
    Elevation: 4,790M

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

  • DAY 13
    Trek to Dole.

    At 08:00 AM: After breakfast, we will start to descend further down towards  Dole village. Beautiful view of Kusum Khangru, Thamserku, Amadablam is just in front of us throughout the trail. Overnight at Dole.
    Elevation: 4,038M

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

  • DAY 14
    Trek to Namche Bazaar.

    At 08:00 AM: After breakfast, we will further move downwards towards the Namche bazaar via Monga la(4000m). Overnight at Namche Bazaar.
    Elevation: 3,440M

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

  • DAY 15
    Trek to Lukla.

    At 08:00 AM: Today is the last day of our trek and will further move downwards to reach our last destination of the trek Lukla. Overnight at Lukla.
    Elevation: 2,860M

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

  • DAY 16
    Flight to Kathmandu.

    At 06:00 AM: On this day we are returning to Kathmandu by flight. You will get shopping time in Kathmandu and we will have a farewell Nepali dinner together.
    Elevation: 1,350M
     

    Meal: Breakfast and Dinner Included.

  • DAY 17
    Departure.
    You will be free until your flight time; we will drop you at Kathmandu Airport 3 hour before your flight.

    Meal: Breakfast Included.

VEHICLES

COST TABLE

INCLUSION

    • All arrival and departure at Kathmandu airport as mentioned.
    • Flight (Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu) as mentioned in the itinerary.
    • 2-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per the trek itinerary.
    • Daily breakfast throughout the trip.
    • Lunch and Dinner from trek start day to trek end day.
    • All necessary paper works. (National Park Entry Permits and TIMS Card)
    • English speaking licensed trek guide.
    • Porter during the trek. (Can carry 20KG Baggage of 2 people)
    • Lodge or Tea house accommodation during the trek.
    • One local SIM card (returnable) during your stay.
    • All government and local taxes.
    • Guide and Porter’s salary, food and accommodation during the trek.
    • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your traveller’s insurance company.
    • Sleeping bag, duffle bags and trekking route maps – if necessary.
    • Farewell Nepali dinner on your last night.
EXCLUSION

    • Personal expenses.
    • Kathmandu sightseeing entrance fee.
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
    • Nepal visa cost. (You will require 2 passport size photos and 30 USD)
    • International flight ticket.
    • Travel health insurance. (Recommended)
    • Tips for the guide, porter and driver.
    • Sweet things like dessert/chocolate.
    • All alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
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