Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake Trek

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  • Destination:Nepal
  • Total Duration:13 Days
  • Trekking Duration:13 Days
  • Trip Grade:Moderate

Trip Highlights

An unbelievable scenic trek to remote Gokyo valley, filled with stunning mountain vistas – Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho yu.
• Jaw-dropping views of the highest mountain in the world, Mt. Everest
• Hiking around the entire the Everest region
• Walking through the least crowded trail of the Everest region
• Visit ancient Tibetan monasteries and learn about the ancient Tibetan culture
• Lifestyle and cultural interaction with unique Sherpa people

Trip Overview

Everest base camp and Gokyo lake trek is an adventurous trek that takes you to a breath taking wonderful Gokyo valley. It takes you to the unexploited trails into the Everest region with fantastic vistas of snow-capped mountains, gigantic active glaciers and beautiful mountain landscapes. Everest region is among the most opted trekking destinations in the world. And, the Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lake Trek is the ideal trek after the Everest Base Camp Trek. This is among the most exotic treks in the less-crowded virgin trails.

Everest base camp and Gokyo Lake trek is a high altitude trek. The trails pass through numbers of thick forest on the off-the-beaten routes across the typical Sherpa villages on the lap of giant mountains including Mt. Everest. On this trek, you first enter the Namche Bazar and gradually ascend to the stunning Gokyo Valley to the glacial lakes under Cho Oyu( 8153 m). This trail offers the magnificent views of Majesty Himalayas including, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, etc.

The adventurous Everest Gokyo lake trek begins with a scenic flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. Lukla is the entry point to the Everest region. From Lukla, you start our trekking following the Dudh Koshi River valley. This trekking trip provides the trekkers ample opportunity to explore the amazing destination and its impressive sight, which is beyond human imagination. During the trek, you pass through the lush forest of rhododendron and pine, Dudh Koshi valley, Sagarmatha national park, high passes, waterfalls, beautiful Sherpa villages like Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, etc. Sagarmatha national park is the UNESCO listed heritage site where you can find various flora and fauna and wildlife like snow leopard, red panda, Himalayan Thar etc.

This trek also give you rare opportunity to enjoy the warm hospitality and friendly behavior of the Sherpa people in different villages. You can interact with the locals and get more knowledge from one of the ancient tribes of Nepal. The best time to go for the Everest view trek is from March to May and September to November.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Kathmandu City Tour
  • Day 03: Katmandu to Lukla - Trek to Phakding (2700 m)
  • Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 meters)
  • Day 05: Acclimatization in Namche (3440m)
  • Day 06: Namche to Phorste Thanga (3680m)
  • Day 07: Phorste Thanga to Machherma (4470m)
  • Day 08: Machharma to Gokyo (4800m)
  • Day 09: Trek to Dole (4500m)
  • Day 10: Dole to Namche (3440m)
  • Day 11: Namche to Lukla (2840 m)
  • Day 12: Flight to Kathmandu
  • Day 13: Departure

Detail Itinerary

Welcome to the land of Mountains. After landing at the Tribhuwan International Airport, you will be greeted by our representative and transfer to your respective hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu

Today you visit different historical and cultural sites of the Kathmandu valley with our guide. In the morning after having breakfast you go visit Buddhist and Hindu temples Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, which reflect the local culture and tradition of Nepalese society. Then in the afternoon you visit Kathmandu Durbar square and Patan durbar square. In the evening you will return to the Hotel and prepare for the big days.

In the morning you have a scenic flight of 30 - 35 minutes to Lukla (2800m) from Kathmandu. During the flight you can see the snowcapped mountains and greenery field below. From Lukla we start our walk and head to Phakding passing through the forest and following Dudh Koshi River. In Phakding you can climb to the Gompa to see your first view of the high peaks. O/N at Phakding.

From Phakding the trail follows the Dudh Koshi River and reaches Zamphuti. From there we can see excellent views of Thamserku peak. Then the trail climbs to Chomoa, the site of an agricultural project, an interesting place to have a look around and gain an insight into the farming way of life of these people. From Chomoa, the trail again climbs to Monjo (2840m.) and enters the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park (1148sq km, established in 1976). Walking some distance uphill you will be at Jorsale (2830m.) and after a long climb with views of Mt. Everest peeking over the ridge of Nuptse (7879m.) the trail reaches the street of Namche Bazaar.

Today we take rest for the proper acclimatization with some excursion. We can hike to the Everest View Hotel, the ideal place to overview some of the outstanding mountains such as Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Lhotse etc. You can walk around the Khumjung valley, Hillary School and Khunde Hospital and then return back to Namche. In Namche Bazaar you can spend some time interacting with the fun-loving Sherpa and Rai people.

This day we leave Namche bazaar and walk for some time along the ridge. We climb steeply out iof the valley through the forest of rhododendron and Juniper. We cross yak Kharkas which is the summer settlements of Sherpa. And finally we reach Phortse Thanga where we stay overnight.

This day at first we climb through a ridge and then descend to the valley Kengtega enjoying the panorama of the mountains. then we again climp up towards Cho Oyu and descend to a river and again climbs steep to the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpz glacier. We will reach Machherma by early noon.

Today the trek takes us at one of our final destination, Gokyo (4790m.).we climb through a ridge Chorten from where we can see fabulous view of both down the valley and of the Mt. Kangtega, Thamserku, and northern part to the Cho-Oyu (8153m.).

Today you will trek back to Dole as the same valley.

We descend on the steep path to the Dudh Koshi and then climb up to Namche Bazaar.

Finally we return to Lukla where the trek began, which will seem like a lifetime ago. Enjoying time to reflect on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part. Also giving you time to explore the town.

Today is the final day of the trip. You can still enjoy some final glimpse of the mountains you have recently visited for one last time on the 35 minute Scenic flight back to Kathmandu.

Our friendly representative will drop you off at Tribhuwan International airport 3 hours before the scheduled flight. We are sure that you will be inspired to visit Nepal again after this trek. We hope that you choose us to plan your next trip to Nepal.

Viaje a Nepal en el 2010 para hacer trecking con Tsering por el Anapurna. Fue una de las experiencias más bellas de mi vida. Paisajes inolvidables, silencio, convivencia cercana con las pequeñas comunidades en las montañas y muchas experiencias más. Soy fotógrafa y este viaje fue estupendo para darme vuelo. Resultó ser físicamente demandante el ultimo tramo, después de 5 días asi que hay que estar seguros de ir en buena condición fisica. Tsering fue siempre atento, puntual, confiable, conoce la montaña como la palma de su mano, ahora somos buenos amigos. Recomiendo mucho la experiencia. 

Mrs A. Hoyos, ,

I had a wonderful trip to Mount Everest Base Camp with Tsering's Company. Our little group stayed at different places along the route so that we got used to the high altitude - so we reached Kala Pattar and saw the amazing view of Mount Everest - what a moment!!! Tsering arranged everything really good - so I can definitely recommend this company very much!!!

Ms S. Jensen, ,

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