Everest Base Camp Trek with Gokyo lakes trek Price: 2100$ per person
|Group size||1-15 people|
|Arrival on:||Kathmandu, Nepal|
|Meals:||Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek|
|Accommodation:||3* Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu and Teahouses during the Trek|
|Max-Altitude:||5545 m / 18,192 ft|
|Departure From:||Kathmandu, Nepal|
|Best Time to Travel||
Spring-March to May
Autumn – September to November
|Transportation||Flight & Private Vehicle|
The Trek from Lukla to Gokyo Lake offers an interesting alternative to the more traditional Everest Base Camp trek and has the advantage of being less well known and therefore a lesser-trekked trail than its more famous Khumbu counterpart. As further incentive, the mountain views are arguably superior on this side of the range. More of mount Everest is visible from Gokyo Ri than it is from Kalapatthar for example (albeit from a slightly further distance) and there are superb views of the incredible Ngozumpa Glacier, the largest glacier in the Nepali Himalaya. This trek is one of the most challenging and adventurous trek in Everest region.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and trip preparation (1,300m/4,264ft)
Day 02 : Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2800m) and trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,700 ft): 8km, 3-4 hrs trek
Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,284 ft): 11km, 5-6 hrs
Day 04: Acclimatization Day – Namche Bazaar: (3,440m/11,284ft)
Day 05: Namche Bazaar to Phortse Thanga (3,680m/12,073ft):6km, 5-6 hrs
Day 06: Phortse Thanga to Machhermo (4,470m/14,663 ft): 10km, 4-5 hrs
Day 07: Machhermo to Gokyo (4,800m/15,744ft): 4km, 4-5 hrs
Day 08: Gokyo Valley: Acclimatization Day- Optional Hike to 5th Lake: 6-7 hrs
Day 09: Gokyo to Thagnak (4750m/15,580ft): 4km, 4-5 hrs
Day 10: Thagnak to Cho La pass (5,367m/17,604 ft) to Dzongla (15,939 ft): 7km, 7-8 hrs
Day 11: Dzongla to Lobuche (4940m/16,207ft): 6km, 2-3 hrs
Day 12: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,170m/16,961 ft), Visit Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,594 ft): 13km, 6-7 hrs
Day 13: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft) to Pheriche (4,288m/14,070ft): 16km, 7-8 hrs
Day 14: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,280 ft): 20km, 6-7 hrs
Day 15: Namche Bazaar to lukla (2,800m/9,186ft): 19km, 6-7 hrs
Day 16: Fly to Kathmandu; and Extra activities in Kathmandu
Day 17: Departure or extend for extra activities…
Kathmandu Arrival and Trip Preparation (1,300m/4,264ft)
After arriving in TIA; our hospitable representative from Caravana Himalaya will welcome you with garlands and drive you to hotel.
Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2800m) and trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,700 ft): 8km, 3-4 hrs trek
After Breakfast/early breakfast/Packed Breakfast; we have 40 mins flight to lukla (gateway to Everest);
We can enjoy the shining mountains, After landing in lukla we meet our other crews and get ready to trek by managing our backpacks. We start our trek with gradual descent. within an hour we reach cheplung village from where we see glimpse of virgin mountain Mt.Khumbila (5762m/18900ft). then after we gradually descent until we reach phakding and
overnight at guest house.
Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,284 ft): 11km, 5-6 hrs:
Fter Breakfast we start our trek to NamcheBazar, which is one of the biggest Bazar or market in this area. We trek through beautiful prine forest, follow the path crossing rivers like Dudhkoshi, Bhotekoshi, many suspension bridge (most Important- Hilary Bridge- The first View of Everest from the Bridge) and enjoying the wildlife of forest such as ghoral, musk deer, Himalayan Thar, Blue sheep e.t.c.
Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
Acclimatization Day – Namche Bazaar: (3,440m/11,284ft):
Today, we have lots of things to do and explore around Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is the main center and the Biggest Bazaar in the Everest region. Here we have all the facilities like ATMs, Money exchange, Internet Cafes, shops, restaurants, bars, Live music and variety of markets. If Interested one can hike to another beautiful Sherpa village Khumjung Village (3780m/12401 ft) and also visit world’s highest 5* Hotel ‘Hotel Everest View’. From here we can have clear view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Ama Dablam and many other peaks and mountains.
Namche Bazar to Phortse Thanga (3,680 m/ 12,073 ft) 4-5 hrs
Heading North From Khumjung, we can take the easy path via chhorkung or the steeper trail via Khumjung. Both Path will take us sanasa below Khumjung on the west side of the Dudh Koshi River. We continue to trek and cross small pass; Mong-La (3975m). There is a small village and local believe Lama Sange Dorge, the saint was born here who introduced Buddhism to Khumbu. Then we finally reach Phortse Thenga.
Dinner & Overnight at Hotel.
Phortse Thenga to Machhermo (4,470m/14,663 ft) 4-5 hrs
After Breakfast we start our trek uphill to Dole (4090m), the next village along the west side of the valley. We rest here for some time and move to our destination Machhermo which is steep climb. We’ll soon reach a chorten & Fluttering Praying Flag, out skirts of Machhermo, There is a legend about this place that a yeti killed three yaks & attacked a Sherpa women here in 1974. Afterwards a short hike we reach machhermo
Dinner & Overnight at Machhermo.
Machhermo to Gokyo (4,800m/15,744ft): 4km, 4-5 hrs
It’s a high Mountains place so we can feel and see it as we trek Further. We follow the ridge while we see beautiful chortens and colourful prayers flags and great view of Himalayas like cho Oyu (8201m), Kantega (6685m) and many more glaciers. We pass by tiny settlement called pangka (4390m) and before reaching Gokya Valley we also pass by different Lake Like Longponga Tsho (4650m), Taboche Tsho (4710m), Dudh Pokhara. Finally we reach at Gokyo Valley.
Dinner & Overnight at Gokyo Valley.
Gokyo Valley: Acclimatization Day
We rest here for a day and stroll around the valley. Here, we can explore many place if we have energy, or else hike one best place & Rest/Relax our legs. We can hike up to Gokyo Ri (5360m) from where we can see magnificent Panaromic Views of Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholatse, Taboche and many other peaks also Ngozumpa Glacier; the biggest glacier of the world. Gokyo is a tiny dot on the side of the moraine, & the Dudh Pokharai is a gaint green puddle which looks beautiful.
Gokyo to Thagnag (4750m/15,580ft): 4km, 4-5 hrs
Today, We trek Through Ngazumpa Glacier to the mountain on the other side. We pass by moraine and walk uphill to reach Tagnag. The trail changes every season as the ice shifts & melts. Stone cares & footprint mark the way. As we reach Tagnag we rest & relax fully and get prepare for long hike next day to cross cho la Pass.
Dinner & Overnight at Thagnag.
Tagnag to Dzonglha (15939 ft) via Cho La Pass (5,367m/17,604ft) 7-8 hrs
Today, we start early as it’s a long hike and challenging as well. Within 3hrs we will reach top of Cho La Pass, marked by a Tangle of prayer flags at the edge of the glacier. We can see perfectly framed Ama Dablam in front of us from where we descend to Dzonglha. As we are walking on high Himalayas in narrow dangerous trails we need to be more careful in each steps. Upon reaching Dzonglha Village one can see perfect views of Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Lobuche e.t.c.
Dzonglha to Lobuche (4940m/16,207ft): 6km, 2-3 hrs
A High and breathless trails which links Khumbu & Gokyo Over the Cho La Pass one of the adventurous part is cover up. Now, to Lobuche which is very short walk as we need rest because of previous day and also to prepare for next long day trek. Within 3 hrs we will reach over overnight Destination.
Dinner & Overnight at Lobuche.
Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,170m/16,961 ft), Visit Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,594 ft): 13km, 6-7 hrs:
Today is the day for which we have been walking/ Trekking Hard for several days. We trek upto Gorakshep and have lunch there and then to Everest Base camp (E.B.C). The is not very difficult while due to the thin air& High altitude it might be challenging. As we reach E.B.C. we can see small bright colour tents the huge mountains. We can see Nuptse, Khumbutse & Pumori standing tall, while the view of Everest is visible on the way to the E.B.C. The air is thin so we descend down to Gorakshep and overnight.
Sunset view is more delightful then sunrise from Kalapatthar. It’s a hard day trek today to E.B.C. so, it will be very challenging to visit Kalapatthar. So upon your demand we can go for incredible sunset from kalapatthar.
Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft) to Pheriche (4,288m/14,070ft): 16km, 7-8 hrs:
This morning we wake up early(at around 4 o’ clock) to see sunrise from kalapatthar. The temperature will be freezing cold reaching from -10 to -20’C. we can see sun’s 1st ray stretching the Top of the World, Everest. From the Top of Kalapatthar we can have 360′ degree view of Himalayas. We can enjoy the view and photos and keep praying flags in the name of your loved ones we have passed.
Overnight at Pheriche/Dingboche.
Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,280 ft): 20km, 6-7 hrs:
After Breakfast we trek back mostly downhill while we will also have to climb back upto tengboche and again upto Namche Bazaar is very easy way. On the way we pass through lush forest and beautiful rivers, waterfalls & lake. If lucky we can encounter colourful pheasants, Red Panda while descending by forest. Still the mountain view is in its best and Ama Dablamis precious.
Overnight at Namche Bazaar.
Namche Bazaar to lukla (2,800m/9,186ft): 19km, 6-7 hrs:
Today After Breakfast, we trek down to Lukla passing river Dudh Koshi, And passing through the Hillary Bridge where we will have our last view of Everest. Then downhill up to Phakding, Lunch will be served on Phakding. Then we climb up to lukla
Fly to Kathmandu; and Extra activities in Kathmandu:
Early morning after breakfast we take our flight to Kathmandu,
We will arrive Kathmandu; the whole day is free while you can spend some time around Kathmandu valley.
Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.
Departure or extend for extra activities…
After Breakfast, if your flight home is late for the evening, still you can spend last moment shopping at thamel. And then drive up to International Airport.
· Airport pick-up and Drop in a private vehicle.
· 3 star Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu on Bed & Breakfast basis.
· Teahouse accommodation during the trek including Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
· Welcome & farewell Dinner (with cultural Dance show).
· All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary.
· Domestic flights (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu)
· An experienced, English-Speaking Guide or different language Speaking Guide as per the demand of the clients; government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
· Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
· Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation.
· All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (national park permit, TIMS)
· Medical Kit (carried by your trek leader)
· All government and local taxes.
· Nepal Visa on arrival at Kathmandu airport USD 25.00 per person for 15 Days.
· Airfare for International Flights.
· Entrances of Sightseeing Spots on Kathmandu.
· Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu.
· Extra personal expenses like telephone bills, Laundry service, Drinks, Tips to Guides/Driver/porters etc
· Other Expenses not mentioned above.