Gokyo and Everest Base Camp Trek

Duration:
19 Days 18 Nights
Category:
Trip Region:
Everest
Grade:
Strenuous
Highest Altitude:
5550 m
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Description

Gokyo and Everest Base Camp Trek has definitely made its presence felt in the trekking world due to its most striking feature- the Mt Everest (8848m), and the charming nature of the local Sherpas. Gokyo Lakes and Everest Base Camp Trek zigzags through quaint villages, monasteries, and lakes that one would not find in other treks. While other treks will lead you to the base of Mount Everest, Gokyo Valley and Everest Base Camp Trek will ultimately find you at Gokyo Valley and eventually at EBC. Why settle for just one destination when you can have magnificence of two glorious sites fashioned into a single trip?

The start of your journey of Everest Base Camp Trek with Gokyo Lake begins from Kathmandu, the Capital of Nepal. Then, you will be flying to Lukla Airport from Kathmandu where you will start the adventure. Landing on one of the most dangerous airstrips in the world at Lukla is itself an adventure and after catching our breath, we head to Phakding and eventually to Namche Bazaar. The trail deviates from normal Everest Base Camp treks and heads to Gokyo followed by Machhermo. At Gokyo, you explore the five freshwater lakes and revel in their beauty. Also, a hike to Gokyo Ri (5360m) provides even mesmerizing views of the mountains in the Everest region. Dragnag being the next destination, you continue along the Ngozumpa Glacier and cross Cho La Pass (5420m). Although the trail is rather difficult, the view is nonetheless absolutely sublime. The next destinations being Gorakshep, Kala Patthar, and Everest Base Camp, they provide absolutely mesmerizing views of the wonders of Everest region including the Himalayas, Glaciers, and icefalls. Descending to Tengboche, you will be able to get insight into the culture of the Sherpa ethnic community. The trek finally ends at Lukla as you trek along the Dudh Koshi River and pass Namche Bazaar on the way.

If you want to immerse in the Everest Region, then we are more than happy to assist you, and we look forward to making your trip memorable. We provide the best of transportation and accommodation services along with experienced guides and porters for the trek.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu |1300 m
A company representative will be at the airport to collect you and you will be transferred to a hotel in the valley. You can explore the areas around the hotel and enjoy the lively streets on doing so. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Full Day Guided Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu Valley by private van.
Today, you will go on a sightseeing tour around the Kathmandu valley. The valley boasting an astounding seven world heritage sites offer some prime destinations like Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, and the Kathmandu Durbar Square. These sites familiarize you with the architecture, culture, and religion of the valley during olden ages. You can also buy the necessary equipment for the trek and make necessary preparations. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla |2840m & trek to Phakding |2610m |2-3 Hrs
After taking the first-morning flight, you hit the trekking trail. You feel the ambiance of the hills. Walking uphill and downhill, seeing mountains such as Kusum Khangkaru (6367m) and Khumbila (5761m) you continue along the Dudh Koshi River. Passing Chheplung and Nurning on the way, you arrive at Phakding. Overnight stay at Phakding.

Day 4: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar |3440m |4-5 Hrs
In the beginning, the trekking trail of the Everest Gokyo Valley Trek takes you along the Dudh Koshi River. Today, you reach the villages called Jorsalle and Monjo and also enter the Sagarmatha National Park. The bio-diversity of the region too is unparalleled and offers views of mountains all the way to Namche Bazaar. Overnight stay at Namche Bazaar.

Day 5: Acclimatization Day, Hike to Everest View hotel and down to Khumjung and Khunde village for visiting Monasteries:
Acclimatization is a must for the trekkers who are heading to the base camp or higher altitude. You hike to Everest View Hotel for this purpose. The hotel is an excellent viewpoint to see the panoramic view of mountains, including Everest (8848 m). You can also explore the Khumjung and Khunde villages north of Namche or just rest at Namche. Either way, on this day, you prepare your body for the trek ahead. Overnight stay at Namche Bazaar.

Day 6: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Dhole |4000m|5-6 Hrs
The trekking trail that you are going to follow today is pleasant. Later, the trail heads to a steep hill and once again takes you into the forest of pine and cedar. You also come across small villages, and the names of these villages are Tongba and Phortse Tenga. Passing Mong on the way, you head along Dudh Koshi River to finally reach Dhole. Overnight stay at Dhole.

Day 7: Trek from Dole to Machhermo |4410m|4-5 Hrs
The ascending trekking trail takes you to villages such as Lhabarma and Luza. It becomes steep as it reaches the forest of Juniper. The trekking trail only goes uphill. As the trail ascends, you reach the top of the valley, from where you see the scenic views, and then you cross the sandy region before reaching Machhermo. Overnight stay at Machhermo.

Day 8: Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo |4759m|4-5 Hrs
Today too, the trekking trail goes uphill, but it takes you to the top of the ridge. From there, you see the breath-taking view of Mt Cho Oyu (8188m). Later, the trekking trail takes you to the river bank, terminal moraine, and the Ngozumpa Glacier. You come across the first Lake Longponga Tso and then Taujung Tso to reach Gokyo. Overnight stay at Gokyo.

Day 9: Exploring the fourth and fifth Lake
Today, you explore the Gokyo valley and explore the remaining lakes in the valley. The lakes lie to the north of Gokyo and these lakes do not just offer scenic pleasure but they also help you to acclimatize yourself with the Himalayan atmosphere. The fourth and fifth lakes, Thonak Tso and Ngozumpa Tso marvelously reflect the beautiful landscapes on their sparkling surface. Overnight stay at Gokyo.

Day 10: Trek from Gokyo to Gokyo-Ri 5360m to Dragnag |4700m|2-3 Hrs
Climb the top of the Gokyo-Ri, a viewpoint from where you see the panoramic view of mountains like Cho-Oyu (8188 m), Everest (8848 m), Lhotse (8414 m), Makalu (8463 m), Cholatse (6335 m) and Taboche (6367 m). Besides this, you also see the Ngozumpa Glacier, the largest glacier in Nepal and after relishing you head to Gokyo. After lunch, you head to Dragnag along the Ngozumpa Glacier. Overnight stay at Dragnag.

Day 11: Trek from Dragnag to Dzongla |4830m|6-7 Hrs, via Cho-La Pass |5420m
From Dragnag, the trail ascends and midway through the trek, the trek steepens rapidly. On the uphill climb, you require the guidance of the trek leader and guides to using mountaineering equipment. Walking along the slippery path, you head to Cho La pass (5420m) and witness views of Ama Dablam (6856m), Cholatse (6335m), among a panorama of mountains. You then descend and reach Dzongla. Overnight stay at Dzongla.

Day 12: Trek from Dzongla to Gorakshep |5140m| 6-7 Hrs
The trekking trail follows the route that goes to the grassy area. The trekking trail winds all the way through rocky terrain so it can get tiring. The view of Lobuche Peak (6119m) along the journey is impressive. Crossing Lobuche pass (5110m) on the way, you reach Gorakshep. You can explore the area upon reaching there. Overnight stay at Gorakshep.

Day 13: Exploring the Everest Base Camp |5364m
Early in the morning, you hike to the Kala Patthar viewpoint deemed by many to be one of the best viewpoints to observe the Mt Everest (8848m). The sunrise over the sea of mountains is simply sublime and the view is sure to be in our memories for years to come. You then return to Gorakshep and again head to Everest Base Camp. The base camp offers the opportunity to face the mighty Everest and also displays views of Khumbu Icefall and Khumbu Glacier. We return to Gorakshep later in the day. Overnight stay at Gorakshep.

Day 14: Trek from Gorakshep to Pheriche |4240m|4-5 Hrs
The trail heading out of Gorakshep begins with descent all the way to Pheriche. Passing Lobuche on the way, the passes on the way provide panoramic views of Everest massif. Descending along Khumbu Glacier, you reach Dughla and then reach Dusa. Passing pasture lands on the way, you make way to Pheriche. Overnight stay at Pheriche.

Day 15: Trek from Pheriche to Tengboche |3860m|4-5 Hrs
Today, the trail follows the Imja River for the entirety. Passing stone walls, you begin to head to Tengboche. The trail goes through Orsho and reaches Pangboche. The village offers a great display of Buddhist culture as shown by an array of monasteries. You then descend to Debuche and slowly ascend to reach Tengboche. Overnight stay at Tengboche.

Day 16: Trek from Tengboche to Namche Bazaar |3440m|4-5 Hrs
From Tengboche, you will pass through lush meadows and pasture lands to arrive at Phunki Tenga. Once at Kyangjuma village, you can view the panorama of Ama Dablam (6856m), Lhotse Shar (8393m), Taboche (6367m), and Kangtega (6635m), and many others in the Everest region. You make a descent to Namche Bazaar passing monasteries and Chortens on the way. Overnight stay at Namche Bazaar.

Day 17: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla |2840m| 6-7 Hrs
The trekking trail goes downhill along the Dudh Koshi River. It is easy in nature. It takes you to Phakding to Pine Forest and showcases the view of Thamserku Mountain (6,608m). There are several suspension bridges that you will cross on the way. Exiting Sagarmatha National Park, you arrive at Phakding and then arrive at Lukla. Overnight stay at Lukla.

Day 18: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu |35 Mins
From one of the smallest airports of the world, you will head off to the largest domestic airport of Nepal. From the window of an airplane, you can see the beautiful view of the Himalayas. Once in the valley, you can enjoy the lively markets and shop for souvenirs. In the evening, you will have a farewell dinner. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 19: Final Departure from Kathmandu
We hope you have enjoyed the Everest Gokyo Valley Trek with us. Our representative will take you to the airport three hours earlier before your flight.

Location

Cost Details

Our Trek Package Cost includes;
* Kathmandu Int’l Airport/Hotel/Airport pick up and transfer by private vehicle as per group size.
* 3 nights Accommodation in twin bed sharing basis with breakfast at standard hotel in Kathmandu.
* Sightseeing tour as per above program and all entrance fees.
* Round trip domestic flight ticket from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu and airport tax.
* 3 Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee during the trekking period.
* Best possible lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek.
* 1 experienced helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples), their foods, accommodation, salary, equipment & insurance.
* All ground transportation by private vehicle.
* Sagarmatha National Park Permit.
* All necessary other permits.
* First Aid Medical Kit box.
* Office Service charge
* All Government Tax.

Our Trek Package Cost does not include;
* Any meals (Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu other than breakfast in hotel.
* Travel insurance.
* International air fare to and from Kathmandu, Nepal.
* Nepal Tourist Visa fees.
* Items and expenses of personal nature.
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, snacks, laundry, phone call, Internet.
* Personal Trekking Equipment.
* Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
* Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, domestic flight delays, political disturbance, and strikes etc.
* Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
* Horse renting and additional porters during the trek.
* Tips for guide, porters, driver…

Reviews (2)

2 reviews for Gokyo and Everest Base Camp Trek

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Guy

    Magic, incredible, beautifull, unbelievable, …
    I did “Gokyo & Everest base Camp Trek” in November 2018 and it has been an amazing experience thanks to our Guide Lawang.
    He is very professional and made our trek an unforgettable experience.
    I am 54 years old and even if I like sport, I am not a great sportsman. I prepared myself during 3 months by walking around Brest (Brittany in France) and without any particular trek before in high mountain. So do not hesitate to do it and with Lawang who will not hesitate to answer to any of your question prior the trek and of course will take care of you all during it.
    Lawang knows perfectly well all moutains, custom and selected good lodge. He also took care of us at Kathmandou where we visited the most favorite place.
    Just do it and with Lawang guide company!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    claude GOURVENEC

    Camp de base de l’Everest en nov 2018: Mon 1er trek en haute montagne à 62 ans. Un peu d’appréhension au départ liée à l’altitude et à l’effort physique mais tout s’est très bien passé grace à Lawang. Des paysages, des rencontres, une expérience de vie, un pays à découvrir. Un guide professionnel, sympa, un excellent souvenir et des images inoubliables. Avec Lawang, vous serez entre de bonnes mains.

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