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Gokyo Lake and Everest Base Camp Trek

Gokyo and Everest Base Camp, the classic southern approach to the world’s highest peak

Gokyo Lake and Tawache PeakGokyo Lake and Everest Base Camp Trekking is probably the most famous trekking in the world. Deep in the Himalaya, in a quiet, remote valley are the magnificent azure blue Gokyo Lakes. This string of glacial lakes is set in beautiful high-altitude wilderness dominated by the great peaks of Cho Oyu (8153m.) and Gyachungkang (7922m.). Less well-known than the main Everest trail, a trek in this valley provides stunning views of many Himalayan giants, we trek to Namche Bazaar, the colorful Sherpa capital, from here leave the main trails and enter the quieter Gokyo Valley. An early morning ascent of Gokyo Ri (5360m.) is the highpoint of the trek and we are rewarded by an amazing 360° view of the region's 8000m peaks. 

 

We rejoin the classic route to Everest Case Camp used by all the great climbing parties when attempting the peak from the Nepalese side. There is ample time for acclimatization, and at the higher altitudes we are able to get well away from the most trekked areas. Our aim is to visit the Everest Base Camp 5245 meter area on the Khumbu Glacier, as well as climbing Kala Pattar 5545 meter, which offers another fabulous view of Mt. Everest 8,848 meter along with a host of other great peaks.

 

Trekking Itinerary: A

  • Hotels/Lodges
  • 18 Days Trek
  • Grade: Challenging  
  • Food: Included except main meals in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation: 3 Nights Kathmandu & 17 Nights Lodges
  • Best Season: Spring & Autumn

 

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu airport, meet our staff then transfers to Hotel.
Day 02: Fly to Lukla (2800m.) and trek to Phakding (2,652m.)
Day 03: Phakding – Namche Bazar. (3,440m.)
Day 04: Explore Everest Views Hotel & Khumjung Village (3790m.)
Day 05: Namche Bazar – Dole (4,040m.)
Day 06: Dole – Machharmo. (4,410m.)
Day 07: Machharmo – Gokyo. (4,750m.)
Day 08: Gokyo – Gokyo Ri Peak (5,360m.) Gokyo.
Day 09: Gokyo – Thangna.
Day 10: Thagna – Cho-La Pass (5,420m.) – Dzanglha (4,843m.)
Day 11: Dzanglha – Labuche (4930m.)
Day 12: Trek to Gorakshep (5288m.) - Visit Everest Base Camp (5245m.)
Day 13: Ascent to Kala Pattar (5545m.) and return to Labuche.
Day 14: Labuche – Dingboche (4530m.)
Day 15: Dingboche - Hiking to Chhukung (4730m.) back to Dingboche.
Day 16: Dingboche – Tengboche (3867m.)
Day 17: Tengboche – Namche Bazar.
Day 18: Namche Bazar – Lukla (2,800m.) then transfer to Hotel.
Day 19: Lukla – Kathmandu by flight and transfer at Hotel.
Day 20: Kathmandu free.
Day 21: Last minute, transfers to airport for your onward journey.

 

Optional – Trekking Itinerary: B

  • Hotels/Lodges
  • 23 Days Trek
  • Grade: Challenging  
  • Food: Included except main meals in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation: 3 Nights Kathmandu & 22 Nights Lodges
  • Best Season: Winter, Spring & Autumn

 

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu airport, meet our staff then transfers to Hotel.
Day 02: Drive Kathmandu – Bhandara (1905m.) O/N
Day 03: Bhandara – Sete. (2575m.)
Day 04: Sete – Junbesi. (2675m.)
Day 05: Junbesi –Tragsindho-La (3071m.) – Noonthala. (2194m.)
Day 06: Noonthala – Kharikhola. (2072m.)
Day 07: Kharikhola – Phuiyan. (2835m.)
Day 08: Phuiyan – Phakding. (2652m.)
Day 09: Phakding – Namche Bazar. (3440m.)
Day 10: Explore Everest Views Hotel & Khumjung Village (3790m.)
Day 11: Namche Bazar – Dole (4040m.)
Day 12: Dole – Machharmo (4410m.)
Day 13: Machharmo – Gokyo (4750m.)
Day 14: Gokyo – Gokyo Ri Peak (5360m.) & back to Gokyo.
Day 15: Gokyo – Thagna.
Day 16: Thagna – Cho-La Pass (5420m.) – Dzonglha (4843m.)
Day 17: Dzonglha – Labuche (4930m.)
Day 18: Labuche – Gorakshep (5288m.) hiking Kala Pattar (5545m.)
Day 19: Visit Everest Base Camp (5245m.) – Dingboche (4530m.)
Day 20: Dingboche – Hiking to Chhukung (4730m.) – Dingboche
Day 21: Dingboche – Tengboche (3867m.)
Day 22: Tengboche – Namche Bazar (3440m.)
Day 23: Namche Bazar– Lukla (2800m.) then transfer to Hotel.
Day 24: Lukla – Kathmandu by flight and transfer at Hotel.
Day 25: Kathmandu free.
Day 26: Last minute, transfers to airport for your onward journey.

 

Trekking Cost: USD     Per Person.

Tea-house Lodge Trek Cost Includes:

  • All land transportation by Car, Van, Hiace or, tourist Bus (Airport/Hotel/Airport & trekking pick up & drop).
  • 3 Night’s hotel accommodation in Kathmandu at Bed & Breakfast basis.
  • 3 Major meals; B/L/D (by Lodge menu) & accommodation at best available teahouse lodge during the trek en-route.
  • 1 English speaking trekking guide and necessary Porter. (1 Porter between two member)
  • Life insurance for all support crews and their daily wages.
  • Per member 10 Kg. luggage allow while in the trekking.
  • Trekking Permit, Khumbu area entrance permit, Gauri Shankar and Sagarmatha National Park entrance fees.
  • Air Ticket: Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu with airport tax.
  • Medical Kit Box for Nepali support crews.
  • All official taxes and service charge.

 

The Cost Doesn’t Include:

  • Personal transportation except above programs.
  • Major meals lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu.
  • Personal trekking gears as well as sleeping bags.
  • Personal Nature expenses.
  • Emergency evacuation (If incase).
  • Drinks except tea and coffee.
  • Airfare: to & from your country.
  • Nepal entry, re-entry visa fees.
  • International airport departure taxes.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Tips for trekking crews.

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