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- Airfare from Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu including airport the departure tax in Kathmandu and Lukla airport.
- Airport – hotel -airport picks up and drops by private vehicle in Kathmandu.
- All government taxes and our service charges.
- All your standard Meals during the trek (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners)oneitem Menu.
- An experienced Government license holder guide.
- Everest National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
- Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali Restaurant with on the second last day.
- Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, and medicine for all staff.
- Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation during the trek
- Official expenses.
- Standard twin sharing accommodation in a three or four star hotel in Kathmandu; Breakfast included.
- Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu.
- The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests)
- Air travel to/from Nepal,
- Guide Potter Tips.
- Personal clothing, insurance against accidental, medical and emergency rescue evacuations,
- Respective expenses if one returns earlier from the trip due to sickness or emergency purpose.
- Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.
- Soft/hard drinks, laundry, postage, telephone bills, all items of personal nature,
- Travel Insurance
- Travel, Trekking and Helicopter Rescue insurance.
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- Day 19
Arrival in Kathmandu via respective Airlines.
Upon your arrival at Nepal airport, you will be welcomed by one of our team members. He will introduce himself and take you to the hotel in a private car/van. You can relax on a remaining day. Later, in the late evening, you will join the welcome dinner organized by the company, and end your day strolling around Thamel.
Fly to Lukla (2,820 m) and walk to Phakding (2,640 m); 4 hrs.
Today, you will fly to one of the most extreme airports in the world, Lukla airport. The flight will give you first view of snow-capped mountains. Upon landing at Lukla airport, you will get freshen up and meet other crew members. After some time, you will begin gradually descending towards Phakding village through the forested trail. The trail then goes along the Dudh Koshi River and take you to this village from where a superb view of Kusum Kanguru Peak can be seen.
Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m); 5 hrs.
It is your rest day to acclimate your body with the altitude. You will spend this day exploring around. In the morning, you will go on a short excursion to Syangboche Airstrip or Everest View Hotel to observe excellent views of Himalayan mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku, Kongde Ri, etc. After the short tour, you will come back to Namche Bazar, and visit the Everest Photo Gallery and Sherpa Culture Museum.
Rest day at Namche for acclimatization and local hike.
Today is your day of a rest day in beautiful Namche Bazar. You will spend this day exploring around. In the morning, you will go on a short excursion to Syangboche Airstrip or Everest View Hotel to observe excellent views of Himalayan mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku, Kongde Ri, etc. After the short tour, you will come back to Namche Bazar, and visit the Everest Photo Gallery and Sherpa Culture Museum.
Trek to Dole (4,200 m); 6 hrs.
Leaving Namche Behind, you will begin trekking on a nice path enjoying wonderful views of high Himalayan mountains like Taboche Peak (6,501 m) and Chola Tse (6,440). The trail will take you to Kyangjuma and ascend towards Mong La Pass. From here, you will descend and reach Phortse Tenga, and again ascend towards Dole.
Trek to Machhermo (4,470 m); 4 hrs.
After having a warm breakfast, you will slowly begin ascending towards Machhermo. You will reach Luza where the trail passes by a couple of tea shops. From here, the trail will take you to Machhermo village that will welcome you with a fantastic view of Mt. Cho Oyu in the north.
Trek to Gokyo Lake (4,790 m); 4 hr.
The trail ascends to a ridge from where stunning views of Mt. Kangtega and Mt. Cho Oyu can be seen. From here, you will trek and pass by Pangka (4,390 m). Further, you will descend to a river and climb uphill to the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpa glacier. The climb will be on a steep path, therefore be careful while ascending. You will then pass by first lake Longponga (4,650 m) and second lake Taujung (4,710 m), you will reach Gokyo village.
At Gokyo hike to Gokyo Ri (5,357 m), afternoon free to relax and enjoy the views.
After having a warm breakfast, you will go on a short hike to Gokyo Ri from where you will see breath-taking views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, and several other mountains. You will spend some time at the top and descend back to Gokyo village for night stay.
A leisure morning at Gokyo and walk to Thaknak (4,750 m); 4hrs.
Today, you will wake up, have your breakfast, and explore around the village. After a few hours, you will begin trekking towards Thaknak. The trail will be short and present you with wonderful views of snow-capped mountains.
Cross Cho-la Pass (5,367 m) to Dzongla (4,830 m); 7 hrs.
The day will start early in the morning as you will cross another pass. After having breakfast, you will begin climbing uphill to the pass from where heart-whelming views of Himalayan landscape can be observed. The trail then descends to Dzongla, a small hidden valley where you will spend the night.
Trek to Lobuche (4,930 m); 5 hrs.
Looking over superb view of Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Tawache, Mt. Nuptse, and north of Pokalde, you will trek and reach a junction that connects path from Pheriche to Thugla ridge. You will ascend and reach Lobuche.
Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,364 m), return to Gorakshep (5,180 m); 6 hrs.
The trail will lead you to the base of the world's highest mountain, Mt. Everest. It is going to be a long yet adventurous day. After a quick breakfast, you will ascend and reach Gorakshep. From here, the trail goes along the Khumbu glacier moraines and take you the EBC. Upon reaching the base camp, you will see excellent views of the Khumbu Icefall, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Kongde, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori, Island Peak, Mt. Cho Oyu, and numerous other mountains. After spending some time at the Everest Base Camp, you will trek back to Gorak Shep.
Hike to Kalapathar (5,545 m), trek to Pheriche (4,240 m); 5 hrs.
You will wake up early in the morning to go on short excursions to the Kala Patthar viewpoint early in the morning to see a sumptuous sunrise. Also, from Kala Patthar, you can see a 360-degree view of Mt. Everest and its surrounding mountains. After soaking beautiful views, you will descend to Pheriche or night stay.
Trek to Kyanjima (3,630 m), near Namche & Khumjung via Thyangboche; 6 hrs.
The trail passes by several small villages and lush forest. You will reach Kyanjima, which is located near Namche Bazar. The trail the take you to Pangboche. From here, you will walk a little more and reach Thyangboche Monastery.
Trek to Monjo (2,880 m); 6 hrs.
After having breakfast, you will slowly descend and reach Namche Bazar. Here, you will take a short lunch break and descend further down to Monjo via Sagarmatha National Park.
Trek to Lukla; 4 hrs.
Leaving Monjo behind, you will descend and reach Phakding village. From here, you will begin trekking along the Dudh Koshi River and then ascend through the forested trail to reach Lukla. You will be retracing the same path as before.
Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel.
Day in Kathmandu with an optional sightseeing tour.
You can use this day for guided sightseeing of the monuments like Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhnath Stupa, Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, or just relax and do shopping.
Transfer to the international Airport.
As per your flight departure time, you will get moved to the airport by one of our team representatives. He will drop you at the international airport terminal gate and bid you our last goodbye & good wishes.
More about this tour
Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trek is the best option for trekkers who crave to traverse the more profound corners of the revered Khumbu region. From stunning glacial lakes of Gokyo Valley to the base of the world's highest mountain and the tempting beauty of Himalayas will make Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trek 19-days one of the most memorable trips of your lifetime. You will see many Himalayan mountains like Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Makalu (8,481 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Thamserku (6,623 m), Mt. Pumori (7,161 m), Taboche Peak (6,501 m), etc.
Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trek landmark
Right from the beginning to the very end, Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trek is full of enthralling places. A thrilling flight from Kathmandu will take you to Lukla, the starting point of Gokyo Lake Trekking. You will then head towards Namche Bazar, the main tourist hub of the Khumbu region where you will find most of the facilities like WiFi, nice cafes & restaurants, luxury lodges, etc.
The next part of the Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trek itinerary will take you to Gokyo Valley where you will explore Gokyo Lakes, the highest freshwater lakes in the world, and hike up to Gokyo Ri, a famous viewpoint of Gokyo Valley.
Further, passing by the previous base camp of Mt. Everest, Gorak Shep, you will reach Everest Base Camp that will welcome you with panoramic views of Himalayan mountains. Next morning will take you to the most popular viewpoint in the Everest region, Kala Patthar. From the top of the Kala Patthar, you will get to observe a 360-degree view of Everest along with the excellent landscape.
Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trek will present you the rich culture and tradition of Sherpa people. Buddhism is the main religion followed by people residing in this part of Nepal. On the trail, you will come across many monasteries, chortens, gumba and mani stones that will showcase you the cultural richness of the region. Similarly, you will stay overnight in several villages during the trek, which will give you a chance to interact with locals and take a deep look into their unique lifestyle, beliefs, and values.
People from the Sherpa community mostly resides in the Khumbu region. Similarly, you can also find Rais, Limbus, Sunwars, Manangis, and Lopas. All of these people are from different community and carries their own major festivals, culture, languages, dress, and delicacies.
Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trek 19-days passes by Sagarmatha National Park, which is home to many wildlife including rare ones like the red panda, snow leopards, Himalayan tahr, etc. Sagarmatha National Park is also the part of UNESCO Natural World Heritage Sites. The entire region is extremely rich in vegetation and ranges from subalpine to alpine zone. The national park includes several florae and rare medicinal herbs as well. Likewise, other parts of the trail also include beautiful forests of rhododendron, pine, fir, maple, cedar, juniper, etc.
Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trek difficulty
In spite of its delightful appeal, Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trek is a relatively difficult trek. You need to walk on slippery and snowy areas for a minimum of 5 hours a day daily. Plus the high altitude always carries chances of altitude sickness and that can be a major problem. You’ll need to adapt to sleeping on hard beds and withstand sub-zero temperatures. Walking past moraines requires strong willpower, strength, and stamina.
Altitude Sickness and Prevention
Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trek brings chances of altitude sickness as you will be trekking above 5,000 meters. Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) or altitude sickness can occur to anyone regardless of their age and health. Altitude sickness is an illness that happens when you do not acclimate your body properly in the lower elevation before heading upwards. The best thing you can do to avoid AMS is first to make sure there are enough rest days in between the trek and second drink enough water to keep yourself hydrated.
Transportation and Bag Pack
Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trek begins with a thrilling flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. From Lukla, you will begin trekking towards Gokyo Valley and head to Everest Base Camp.
Below is the list of things you should carry during Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trek:
- T-shirts and Pants (Innerwear)
- Thermal Wears
- Breathable Underwears
- Trekking Pants/Shoes/Socks
- Insulating Jacket
- Rain jacket
- Warm woolen Gloves
- Sun hat/woolen hat
- Sleeping bag
- Trekking Pole
- First aid kit
- Toiletries (toilet paper, hand sanitizer, sunblock, towel, soap, shampoo, sanitary napkins, etc)
- Miscellaneous (camera, extra batteries, journal, cards, bars, snacks, water purification tablets, etc)
Food and Accommodation during Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trek
The Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trekking takes you through the bustling settlements first, and later it joins the isolated parts of the Himalayas. You will be staying at teahouses and small lodges. Food in the trails is pretty normal as it includes dal bhat tarkari, dhido, momo, noodles, sandwich, tea, coffee, etc. You can carry extra food if you want. 3-star and 5-star hotels will be your major resting spot in the city. There will be unlimited options to dig on in Kathmandu.
Best time to go on Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trek
The best to go on Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trek is during the Autumn season, which starts in October and ends at mid-December. The snow is also not too much and the sun is not too overpowering as well. The monsoon clears the clouds and fog, which provides you with clear views of mountains. Likewise, Spring is another good time to go on Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trek.
However, Monsoon (June to mid-September) and Winter (December to February) is not a preferable time to go on EBC with Gokyo Lake Trek. The rainfall makes the views unclear and trail also become slippery & full of insects. And, the harsh cold makes the journey almost impossible.
Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trek Cost
Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trek cost can vary from one travel agency to another. The price can get a little higher than EBC Trek. We, Go For Nepal Treks & Expedition is running EBC with Gokyo Valley Trek for years. With us, you will find the most affordable and comprehensive cost for Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trek.
The cost will include food & accommodation during the trek, all necessary permits, first aid kit, and expenses of guides & porters. For more detailed information, you can check our cost includes and cost excludes part.
- Collect enough information on the weather and temperature
- Get yourself a nice map
- Maintain body hydration- drink plenty of water daily
- Walk slow and safely
- Take out insurance that will cover any emergency evacuation and property loss
- Carry hand cash as there will be no atm on the way
- Pack light
- Do not get obsessed over network and internet; spend time in nature