Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trek 17 Days

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1500
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  • Everest basecamp with Gokyo lake trek
  • Everest Basecamp with Gokyo lake trek
  • Everest basecamp with Gokyo lake trek
  • Everest basecamp with Gokyo lake trek
  • Everest basecamp with Gokyo lake trek
  • Everest Basecamp with Gokyo lake trek
  • Everest basecamp with Gokyo lake trek
  • Everest basecamp with Gokyo lake trek
17
Days
$ 1550
US$ 1500
Per Person (Group Size: 2 - 16)
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At a Glance

Duration

17 days

Destination

Nepal

Trip Difficulty

Moderate

Max altitude

5,555m

Group Size

2 - 16 Pax.

Activity

Trekking & Sightseeing

Accommodation

3 star hotel in Kathmandu & standard lodge during trek

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner during the trek

Vehicle

Private car and flight

Overview of Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trek

Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trek is an unforgettable trek in Nepal that promises to take you to the highest mountain on the planet. This trek is a paradise for adventure seekers who can experience the magnificent mountains including Everest, Nuptse, Pumori, Ama Dablam, and many more.

The exciting expedition to Everest Base Camp, Kala Patthar, Gokyo Ri, Gokyo Lakes, and Cho La Pass are the highlights of our Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trek.

The trek begins with an exhilarating flight to Lukla. Then the trip further winds through picturesque valleys, dense forests, and traditional Sherpa villages of Namche, Tengboche, Dingboche, and Lobuche.

This trek will then lead us to a spectacular ascent to Everest Base Camp at an altitude of 5,364 meters. But the adventure doesn’t end here! The next point on the route is Kala Patthar, a magnificent viewpoint at an altitude of 5,550 meters. It offers breathtaking panoramas of the Everest massif and the surrounding peaks. Standing on the top of Kala Patthar, you will feel like you are on top of the world, admiring the magnificence of the mighty Himalayas.

The icing on the cake of our Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trek is a trek to Gokyo Ri. It is a lesser-known gem that boasts unparalleled views of the Everest Range, the emerald lakes of Gokyo, and the colossal Ngozumpa Glacier.

So, lace up your hiking boots and join our Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trek to experience the Himalayas in all their glory! This immersive adventure will leave you with an indelible sense of wonder, a new appreciation for the natural world, and memories that will last a lifetime.


Highlights of Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trek

  • Visit the most interesting places in the Everest region: Everest Base Camp, Kala Patthar, Gokyo lakes, Gokyo Ri, and Cho La Pass, all during one trekking
  • Opportunity to view the largest glacier in the Himalayas – Ngozumpa Glacier – and one of the highest glaciers in the world – Khumbu Glacier
  • Visit a series of emerald lakes of Gokyo
  • Experience the sunrise over Everest, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, and many more
  • Opportunity to visit numerous Sherpa villages and see how the people live and work, learn about their culture, religion, and cuisine
  • Take an exhilarating flight to the most thrilling airport in the world, located high in the mountains in Lukla
  • Opportunity to explore the UNESCO-protected monuments of Kathmandu Valley (Pashupatinath, Swaymbhunath, Boudhanath, Durbar Square)

Itinerary

01

Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu

Greetings! Our agent will meet you at the exit gate of the International Airport to welcome you and take you to our hotel in Kathmandu. Rest, relax, and keep your tiredness aside. Stroll in the nearby street and enjoy the first glimpse of Nepali life.

Duration

30 minutes

Max altitude

1300m

Meals

Excluded

Accommodation

3-Star Hotel

02

Day 02 Trip preparation day

Our guide will meet you at the hotel and give you a brief introduction to our trip ahead. He will collect all your documents and acquire the required permits for the trip.

Meanwhile, we will explore the old city of Kathmandu and rent or buy equipment needed for the trip. Please retire early for the early morning flight the next day.

Meals

Breakfast

Accommodation

3-Star Hotel

03

Day 03 Fly to Lukla, and then trek to Phakding

Early morning, we will take a domestic flight to Lukla from where we will begin our trek. The flight will give you a peek of mountains you have only dreamed of. At Lukla, our guides and porters will meet you and relieve you from your luggage.

We will then start our trek to Phakding walking along the Didh Koshi river all along. We will stay at the cozy lodge of Phakding.

Important Note on Lukla Flight

Please remember, in the peak trek season of autumn and spring, we will first drive for 4 hours to reach Ramechhap airport from Kathmandu. We will then take a 15 to 20-minute flight to Lukla.

Duration

3 to 4 hours

Max altitude

2610m

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Lodge

04

Day 04 from Phakding to Namche Bazaar

After breakfast, we will begin our hike passing through the villages of Toktak, Benkar, and Monjo. At Monjo, we will have our permits checked then we will again resume our hike to Jorsalle and cross the suspension bridge. We will then climb steeply for a while and arrive at Namche Bazaar where we will stay for the night.

Duration

5 to 6 hours

Max altitude

3410m

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Lodge

05

Day 05 Rest day at Namche Bazaar

We will make good use of this rest day. After breakfast, we can hike to the famous Everest View Hotel (3,880m) to enjoy the mesmerizing panorama of Mount Everest, Nuptse, Thamserku, Kusum kangaru, Cholaste, Khumbi La and Ama Dablam.

Or, we can also hike to the Thame village which will take around 5 to 6 hours where we can take a tour of its ancient monastery. The trek today will help us to get used to the high-altitude atmosphere needed for the trek ahead.

Max altitude

3410m

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Lodge

06

Day 06 Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche

After early morning breakfast at Namche, we begin walking along an easy path till we reach Pungki Thenga. From here, we will climb steadily till we arrive at Tengboche monastery. After taking a small visit to the monastery, we will go down to the village and stay in one of its tea houses for the night.

Duration

5 hours

Max altitude

3800m

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Lodge

07

Day 07 Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche

After breakfast, we will set off to cross a small bridge over the Dudh Koshi River. We will then cross a steep ascent and reach Deurali Danda. From here, we will climb the gentle hills and cross Pangboche. A short climb from the village will take us to Dingboche where we will rest for the night.

Duration

6 hours

Max altitude

4410m

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Lodge

08

Day 08 Rest at Dingboche

The second rest day at Dingboche will give us the perfect opportunity to adapt to the higher-elevated region of Nepal. For better adaptation, we will trek to Nangkartshang Peak at 5616 m. In the evening, we will return to our lodge in Dingbche for our overnight stay.

Max altitude

4410m

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Lodge

09

Day 09 Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche

Leaving Dingboche with its incredible views, we will hike through Dughla and the Trekkers Aid Post at Pheriche. Shortly the uphill and sometimes downhill path will lead us to Lobuche where we will settle in one of its lodges for the night.

Duration

4 to 5 hours

Max altitude

4900m

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Lodge

10

Day 10 Lobuche to Everest base camp then back to Gorakshep

Long day ahead of us so we will wake up early and have our breakfast. We will then walk along the rocky terrain of Khumbu Glacier and reach Gorakshep where we will take a short break. From here we will hike to the Everest Base Camp where we will have the best view of Nuptse, Khumbu Icefall, Changtse, Pumori, and Lhotse.

We will now descend to Gorakhsep for a hot meal and drink. We will stay at Gorakshep for the night.

Duration

7 to 8 hours

Max altitude

5364m

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Lodge

11

Day 11 Early morning hike to Kala Pattar then trek to Dzongla

Before dawn, we will prepare to hike to the amazing Kala Patthar from where we will have the most memorable and magical sunrise we have seen in our lives. Mount Everest will be right in front of us with its epicness and great splendor. We will also have the magnanimous voices of other Himalayas surrounding the Everest.

We will now return to Gorakshepp for well deserved hot breakfast then we will make our way to Lobuche. After about 2 hour trek from Lobuche, we will be at Dzongla where we will take a well-earned rest for the night.

Duration

9 to 10 hours

Max altitude

5550m

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Lodge

12

Day 12 Trek over Cho-la Pass and down to Thangnag

Once again, we get up early in the morning because it will be quite a long day. After leaving the village, we will cross a boulder field and ascend to Cho La Pass. The hike will be steep in places with some challenging sections where we need to be extra careful.

Once we reach the Pass, we will have a spectacular view of Ama Dablam with other peaks as its companion. We will now trek down to Thangnag- a small village where we will stay overnight.

Duration

7 hours

Max altitude

5360m

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Lodge

13

Day 13 Trek to Gokyo Lakes

A short hike of 2 hours will take us to Gokyo Valley where we can see the Gokyo lakes known to be sacred and religiously important. When unfrozen, these lakes are incredibly beautiful, with deep turquoise waters.

We will also explore the Gokyo village from where we will have the feeling of being face to face with Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Pumori, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and a diversity of other secondary peaks.

We will stay in one of the teahouses of the Gokyo village for the night.

Duration

2 hours

Max altitude

4700m

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Lodge

14

Day 14 Trek from Gokyo Lake to Dole

Early morning, we will set off to climb the Gokyo Ri to witness the breathtaking spectacle of several Himalayas along with the enormous Ngozumpa glacier. We will then go down till we arrive at Dole where we will rest for the night.

Duration

5 hours

Max altitude

4200m.

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Lodge

15

Day 15 Trek from Dole to Namche Bazaar

We will leave Dole and resume our doenhill hike along the trail leading us once again through the Buddhist villages with Mani Walls and colorful prayer flags. We will reach Namche in about 4 hours where we will once more spend a night.

Duration

4 hours

Max altitude

3400m

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Lodge

16

Day 16 Trek back to Lukla

Resuming our downhill trek along the verdant forests of rhododendron, we will arrive at Lukla- the starting point of our trek. We will have an afternoon free to recollect our memories of the past days and our achievements.

Duration

6 to 7 hours

Max altitude

2780m

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Lodge

17

Day 17 Fly back to Kathmandu

Early morning, we will fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla enjoying the similar mountain views from our window seats. From the airport, we will take you to your accommodation in the capital. You can now rest and browse the stores for gift shopping. In the evening, we will take you to Nepali Kitchen with a cultural dance show for dinner.

Duration

30 minutes

Max altitude

1300m

Meals

Farewell Dinner

Accommodation

3-Star Hotel

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Inclusion/Exclusion

What's Included?

  • Airport pickup, and drop by private (Car/ Jeep /Bus as a group size.)
  • Three nights Hotel in Kathmandu 3- starter level before trek and ends of the trek including breakfast. (2 nights on arrival and 1 nights on the departure.
  • Three times meals a day on the trek ( Breakfast, Lunch, and  Dinner)
  • Hot drinks (Tea or Coffee)
  • Seasonal fresh fruits
  • All the necessary airport domestic  pick-up and drop
  • Flight from Kathmandu – Lukla and return Kathmandu both way (autumn season October, November and spring season march and April flight from Ramechhap airport. Both way and its  4 hours’ drive from Kathmandu)
  • Accommodation on trek normal twine sharing basic rooms.
  • Professional  guide
  • Porter (each 2 people 1 porter and  weight limited is max 25kg)
  • Sagarmatha national park entrance fee
  • Khumbu –PasangLamu village municipality fee
  • TIMS card.
  • Duffle bag for keeping your goods during the trek (refundable after the trek)
  • Nature Explore Trek T-shirt gift
  • Basic medical Kitbag
  • Treat drinking water
  • Trekking Map.
  • All trip necessary trip arrangements
  • Last night’s dinner at Nepali Kitchen with a cultural dance show.

What's Excluded?

  • International airfare
  • Personal insurance (encase  of emergency only)
  • Trekking equipment
  • Extra nights Hotels, and food in Kathmandu
  • Bar menu
  • Personal expenses such as Wi -Fi, extra snacks, laundry, Hot shower, battery charges during the trek
  • Not mentioned in the Itinerary or above included section.
  • Tipping for Guide and Porter.

Departure Dates

Departure Date

Availability

Price


Everest Base Camp Treks - 7 Days

Departure: Aug 19, 2023
5 Seats
US 1755$

Everest Base Camp Treks - 7 Days

Departure: Aug 19, 2023
5 Seats
US 1755$

Everest Base Camp Treks - 7 Days

Departure: Aug 19, 2023
5 Seats
US 1755$

Everest Base Camp Treks - 7 Days

Departure: Aug 19, 2023
5 Seats
US 1755$

Trip Information

How journey start?

Our amazing expedition begins with a thrilling flight from Kathmandu to Lukla from where we begin our actual trek to Phakding. In the days ahead, we will traverse multiple Sherpa villages influenced by their Buddhist culture. Such as Namche, Tengbcohe, Dingboche, Lobuche. On day 10, we will arrive at Everest Base Camp and Gorakshep. The next day, we climbed the summit of Kala Patthar and made our way to Lake Gokyo. But first, we will conquer the behemoth Cho La Pass.

We will then descend through Dole from where we will walk along the same path we have taken in the initial phase of our trek. Once more, we take an exciting domestic flight from Lukla to Kathmandu concluding our ambitious journey.

What to Expect?

Our Everest base camp with Gokyo Lake Trek offers something for everyone. First, you will get to experience the architectural and historical beauty of the Kathmandu Valley. Next, you will view the stunning landscape and thrill of landing at one of the most amazing airports in the world at Lukla.

You will then walk through and spend the night at the ancient Sherpa villages where you will learn and observe the unique traditions of the bravest people of the world.

At Kala Patthar, you will see up close the majestic beauty of the highest peaks in the world, especially Everest. Imagine standing on the top of Kala Patthar and feeling a sense of achievement as you look at Mount Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse.

At the Everest Base Camp, you will see the high mountains covered with snow, pristine glaciers, and the peace of untouched nature. Here, you will walk on the same ground that was conquered by some of the most determined mountaineers in the world.

Then you will climb the Gokyo Ri where you will be amazed by the stunning beauty that surrounds you. The emerald Gokyo lakes, the largest glacier in Nepal, and panoramic views of the Himalayan range – this is a sight awaiting you here.

Even more exciting is reaching the top of Gokyo Ri. All the fatigue of the arduous trek disappears as you witness the golden sunrise over the snow-covered peaks.

This is what you can expect in this epitome of a journey. Book today and join our Everest base camp with Gokyo Lake Trek now.

Best time

 We can hike to Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake in two periods of the year: spring (March-June) and autumn (September-November). but the most favorable time of year is autumn- both in terms of weather, temperature, and air transparency. The winter snow melts, the path clears and the sky opens up with a clear and shining sun. The temperature gradually increases warming you when hiking to hiking altitudes.

In spring, daytime temperatures reach up to 25°C (in June), but at night they can drop to -20°C. but the landscape transforms painting the entire trail with crimson-colored rhododendrons. The forests are enlivened with the richest flora and fauna of Sagarmatha region.

Elevation and Distance

The renowned Everest Base Camp is located at an elevation of 5364 m above sea level and it is approximately 200 to 300 km away from Kathmandu Valley. If you set foot to cover this distance, it will take about 14 days to complete this trip.

The Gokyo Lake is at a distance of 137 km from Kathmandu city situated at 4700 m above sea level. When you merge the Gokyo Lake trek with Everest Base Camp, it will take you about 17 to 18 days to complete this journey.

We have planned this itinerary for 17 days which involves 14 days of real hiking. On average, you will cover around 15 to 20 km each day which you can easily attain walking 5 to 7 hours per day.

Maximum/Minimum walk per day

The entire trek needs you to walk for about 5 to 7 hours each day on average. However, someday you will walk only for 2 hours while some days may need you to walk for 9 to 10 hours. The hiking hour per day therefore is based on the overnight destination and itinerary scheduled for the day.

When your actual trek begins, you will walk for only 3 to 4 hours to the Phakding village. While the minimum walk during the whole trek is only for 2 hours on day 13 when you trek to Gokyo Lakes.

On day 11, you will walk a maximum of 9 to 10 hours when you trek from Gorakshep to climb the summit of Kala Patthar. Then you will descend to Dzongla for an overnight stay.

Difficulty and Acclimatization

The Everest base camp with Gokyo Lake Trek is a moderately challenging trek that requires a hike in the mountains for 14 days. During the whole trek, we will cross snow-covered passes, climb high peaks, overcome hanging bridges, steep ascents, and descents, and hike through very diverse terrain.

However, no previous experience in high mountains is required to complete this trail. But you must demonstrate good physical preparation and fitness, as well as determination to overcome your weaknesses.

We also need to acclimatize properly to the thin atmosphere of the high mountains. Therefore, we have set aside two rest days: first at Namche Bazaar and second at Dingboche on our itinerary to give our bodies ample time to adjust well to the high elevations.

Can a beginner trek to EBC with Gokyo Lake?

Yes, a beginner can participate in our Everest base camp with Gokyo Lake Trek if you have the will to walk for long hours across the difficult rocky terrain of the high mountains. You should also possess good health and a strong mindset to overcome any adverse situations or discomforts during the trek.

You should be able to give up the comfort and luxury of your home for a few days to be near the unspoiled nature of Everest. A few basic skills of climbing will be an added advantage when crossing the Kala Patthar and Cho La Pass.

Preparation and training

Before joining this trek, we advise you to prepare yourself with some physical training at least two months before the trip. During the long hour hikes, cardiovascular and muscular strength is a must therefore train on stairs, or treadmills, or do some running, hiking, cycling, and swimming.

To better train, you can start with a basic schedule of 3 hours per week. You can combine your training with some running in parks, going up and down steep streets several times. You can also use backpacks with a load of up to 5kg on walks and specific training on a treadmill.

Alternate routes

 If you have enough time to spend in Nepal, you can combine this trek with numerous other routes to make this trip more exciting and adventurous. You can cross three distinct Passes of Kongma La, Cho La, and Renjo La before making a stop at Everest Base Camp.

You can also opt to cross the Tashi Lapcha Pass instead of the three Passes and reach the Everest Base Camp. Or, avoid the domestic flight to Lukla and trek instead to Jiri to reach Lukla by walking along the less crowded trail of rustic villages.

Altitude Sickness

One of the greatest difficulties of this trek is the significant altitude at which we will be hiking. Therefore, we may be at risk of altitude sickness during this trek. We begin this hike at a height of less than 3000 m then we reach the Everest Base Camp at more than 5000 m altitude.

We will spend the night at an altitude of more than 5000 m at Gorakshep and hike to Kala Pattar at more than 5500 m. therefore, be cautious and take preventive measures against altitude sickness.

Drink plenty of water, and garlic soup and avoid spicy food, alcohol, and smoking. If you feel nausea, headache, dizziness, or shortness of breath, inform our guide and go down to lower heights at once.

Transportation, Meals and Drink

Our mission is to make sure you get the full benefit from our trip packages. We have therefore covered all your expenses for food, accommodation, and transportation.

When staying in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu, you will wait in restaurants for lunch and dinner. But early morning complimentary breakfast will be provided. During the trek, we will provide breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the host lodges.

You can expect typical Nepali dishes such as Dal Bhat, but also European flavors such as spaghetti or pancakes. enjoy hot tea or coffee with each meal and fresh seasonal fruit in the evening.

Regarding transportation, we will provide airport pickup, and drop by private vehicle (Car/ Jeep /Bus as a group size). We will arrange a way flight from Kathmandu- Lukla and return from Lukla to Kathmandu. In case of a diversion of flight to Lukla from Ramechhap airport, we will drive you to the Ramechhap airport in a private vehicle.

Communication, Gadgets charging, and Internet/wifi

Communication, Gadgets charging, and Internet/wifi are well available all along the route to the Everest Base Camp. Almost all lodges in the Sherpa villages are supplied with 24-hour electricity and solar energy. The rooms of the lodges come with electric sockets for charging your devices.

The lodges also provide good speed WIFI connection which you can readily use for your communication. Please keep in mind, that at lower altitudes, the lodge owners may provide these services free of cost but at higher altitudes, they may charge an extra fee of USD 2 to USD 3.

Regarding communication, NTC and NCELL towers are well-developed all over Nepal. You can purchase NTC or NCELL SIM in Kathmandu or Namche and activate their services. You can also use their data packages for internet usage in case of unavailability of WIFI.

Permits

We need a Sagarmatha National Park entrance permit and a Khumbu –Pasang Lamu village municipality permit.

Sagarmatha National Park entrance permit comes at the price of USD 30 per person and the Khumbu –Pasang Lamu village municipality permit at the price of USD 20 per person.

You don’t have to go through the hassle of obtaining these permits. On the second day, our team will obtain the necessary documents and get these permits for you.

Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trek FAQ'S

Q

What is the most difficult part of Everest base camp with Gokyo Lake Trek?

The most challenging part of this trek is when you summit the Kala Patthar and cross the Cho La Pass to reach Lake Gokyo.

Q

This trek is quite long for me, can I shorten this trip?

Yes, you can skip the trek to Gokyo Lake and only trek up to Everest Base Camp instead.

Q

How much money should I carry for this trek?

For extra or personal expenses, you can carry NPR 30,000 in cash

Q

Do I need travel insurance for this trek?

Yes, travel insurance is mandatory for this trek as it will take you to an altitude of more than 5000 m above sea level. Therefore, make sure your insurance covers an altitude of more than 5000 m and also provides coverage for medical, and hospital bills, helicopter evacuation, flight cancellation, and luggage loss.

Q

After booking this trip, is my departure guaranteed?

Yes, once you complete the process of booking, your seat is reserved for the trip. Even if your group members cancel the trip, you will depart for this trek.

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