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Everest Base Camp via Gokyo lakes Trek

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18 Days
Availability : Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2018
Kathmandu City
Everest Base Camp/ Gokyo Lakes
Min Age : 10
Max People : 20 People in a Group
Tour Details

Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lakes Trek is a high altitude trek which first explores Sherpa Homeland ( Namche Bazar) then the trail ascends to stunning Gokyo Valley to the glacial lakes under Cho Oyu( 8153m.) .

Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lakes Trek offers the magnificent views of Majestic Himalayas which includes, Mt. Everest , Mt. Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu. Except for stunning mountain views, this adventurous trekking offers the popular Cho la pass, Sherpa’s hospitality, flora and faunas of Sagarmatha National Park, wonderful Buddhist monasteries wrapped with prayer flags, Khumbu Glacier and much more.

Kalapathar is another highlight of Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lakes Trek which is the very first place to experience panoramic views of Mt. Everest and its neighbouring mountains. Gokyo Valley is also known as Yeti’s home.

Everest Gokyo Lakes Trek is a trek for hardcore trekkers. It is a great challenge and an achievement. This trek is graded as challenging one and suits for physically fit and experienced trekkers who really love a challenge.

Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lakes Trek is a must do trekking for the ones with longer time in this region. Without doubt trekking in Everest Region with Visit Heaven Trek team is a lifetime experience. Our friendly and experienced adventure experts will make your trekking to Everest Base Camp Via Gokyo Lakes Trek absolutely amazing.

Best Seasons for Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lakes Trek:

As Trekking in Everest Region is a seasonal adventure tour and trek activities, we’ve two best seasons for this Everest Trek and they are as follows:

Spring(March, April, May): The season in which rhododendron blooms with its decent color and beauty and due to which colorful hills are spotted throughout the journey wherever possible. One also gets an opportunity to collect the clear and picturesque view of the majestic Mount Everest and their neighbors.

Autumn(September, October, November): The perfect season to trek in which dry air is dispersed all over the nation and due to which the sky seems to be crystal clear. The trekking trails are also neither too wet nor too slippery. One can enjoy the breathtaking transparent views of the snowcapped Mount Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho-Oyu and so on.

Note:

As it is one of the challenging treks in the Everest region with a quite long duration as compared to Everest Sunrise Trek, it is highly not recommended in the winter season(December, January, February). And similarly, due to wet and slippery trail, the Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lakes Trek is absolutely not possible during rainy season(June, July, August) as well.

Alternative of Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lakes Trek: 

Everest Base Camp Trek

Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Panorama Trek 

 

Departure & Return Location

Kathmandu City (Google Map)

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • Airport Pick & Drop
  • 3 Nights Kathmandu Accommodation in BB Basis
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu Flight
  • Food & Accommodation during trekking
  • Guide
  • Porter
  • Permits & TIMS Card
  • All transports

Price Excludes

  • Visa fees
  • Travel Rescue
  • Personal beverages
  • Personal Laundry
  • Tipping
  • Anything not mention above

Equipments

  • 1 pair strong hiking boots
  • 1 pair sports shoes
  • 1 medium rucksack/backpack
  • 1 small day pack
  • 1 sleeping bag (according to seasons)
  • 1 inner sleeping sheet
  • 1 down jacket/all weather Anorak
  • 1 fleece/warm sweater
  • 1 water and windproof jacket
  • 2 pair lightweight trousers
  • 1 pair shorts
  • 2 long sleeves cotton or polypro
  • 2 T-shirts
  • 1 medium sized towel
  • 1 water bottle-1 or 2 litre
  • 1 torch/flashlight and spare batteries
  • 1 Swiss type knife
  • 2 pairs light socks
  • 3 pairs heavy wool socks
  • Underwear (including thermals)
  • Cotton headscarf/bandana
  • Warm hat/gloves (waterproof)
  • Sunglasses and Sunhat
  • Money Belt
  • Water purification tablets/solution
  • Sun block Cream(30-50)
  • Swimming costumes/bathing suit
  • Washing kit: include
  • Personal toiletries
  • Talcum powder
  • Moleskin for blister
  • Toilet paper
  • Bio degradable soap/shampoo
  • Any personal medication
  • 3/4 plastic bags (for wrapping clothes)
  • Note: Due to the different seasons in Nepal, clients are requested to inquire before preparing equipments.
What to Expect

Everest Base Camp Trekking is always an exciting trekking. The inclusion of the Gokyo Lakes in the route makes Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lakes Trek more rewarding.

  • Enjoy exploring four of the UNESCO World Heritage Listed sites.
  • A scenic flight to Lukla
  • Explore the Sherpa Capital and observe the cultures and the living style of the locals.
  • Experience an amazing trekking in the rough trails of the Himalayas.
  • Enjoy exploring the Gokyo valley and the amazing glacial lakes
  • Catch your lifetime dream of getting to Everest Base Camp.
  • Trek with our friendly, professional crews.
Itinerary

Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel (Dinner included)

As you arrive in Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu, a Visit Heaven Trek representative will be there for your warm welcome. And will accompany you to transfer to your hotel. The evening will be for a welcome dinner with Visit Heaven Trek Team in one of the typical Nepali restaurants of Thamel.

Day 2Kathmandu sightseeing (Breakfast included)

Take your breakfast and get ready for a guided full day sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley. The sightseeing program is focused on introducing some highlights of UNESCO World Heritage sites of Kathmandu such as Kathmandu Durbar square, Swoyambhunath ,also known as “Monkey Temple”, Pashupatinath –temple of Lord Shiva and Bouddhanath; a Buddhist place. After sightseeing evening will be for trek briefing and preparation of things per need.

Day 3Phakding.(2610m.) (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

Early morning, flight to Lukla (2810m.) takes 35-40 minutes approx. Thereafter, you will trek to Phakding (3 hours approx.) passing several Sherpa villages via Dudh Koshi.

Day 4Namche Bazaar.(3445m.) (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

Take breakfast and get ready to trek to Namche Bazaar. This day is a bit challenging day for us. Our route ascends via Dudh Koshi river through Sagarmatha National Park where we can experience some wildlife. With 7 hours long walk, finally, we will be at Namche Bazar; which is also known as Sherpa Capital. A trading place between high land and low land people and the administrative centre of the Khumbu region. Last place to check your equipment and hire any additional gears for your trek. Overnight at a teahouse.

Day 5Namche Bazaar. (3445 m.) (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

An acclimatise day at Namche Bazaar. Today you will also visit the local museum and surrounding village. The efficient way to acclimatise is to do strenuous walk up to high altitude then back down to your hotel. O/N.

Day 6Dole.(4040m.) (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

An easy trekking day. After breakfast we slowly step up to Kyanjuma Village, passing beautiful stupa with the nice view of Everest and Lhotse at the background. After reaching Kyanjuma we turn off the main trail and begin climbing to the Mong La, marked by a chorten on the top of a ridge at 3972m. This ridge descends from Khumbila, the abode of the patron god of all Sherpas. From the ridge, the trail descends in a series of switchbacks towards the Dudh Kosi.

At Phortse Tenga, the trail starts to climb steeply out of the valley and we enter the rhododendron forests, which give way to juniper and conifers higher up the valley. We pass through many kharkas, summer settlements used by the Sherpas to graze their yaks, before coming to Dole (4040m) where we have magnificent views of Khumbila and Tawoche.(aprox.7hrs)(O/N).

Day 7Machhermo.(4410m.) (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

From Dole the trail is steep in places as it passes through Lhabarma and Luza along the side of the valley, high above the river through scrub junipers until we cross the sandy spurs to Machhermo (4410m). It was here in 1974 that a yeti was reported to have attacked a sherpa and killed three yaks! We should get to Marchhermo by lunchtime and in the afternoon, there is time for an acclimatisation walk up onto the ridge behind the lodge for amazing views of Thamserku.(approx.4hrs)(O/N).

Day 8Gokyo.(4750.m) (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

Our the day starts with climbing a ridge for an excellent view down the valley to Kangtaiga and also up towards Cho Oyu (8153m). The valley now widens as the trail passes through Pangkha then descends to the riverbank before beginning the steep climb onto the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpo Glacier. Here we pass the first of the lakes at Gokyo where a family of Brahminy ducks reside and then follow the level trail to the summerhouses and walled meadows of Gokyo.Where you can find a small settlement of lodges on the shores of a blue lake. At afternoon, we will walk up the hill behind camp to take magnificent views of the Ngozumpo Glacier. Overnight at the teahouse.

Day 9Thangnak.(4700m) (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

We start trekking this day earlier than the previous day. Today we ascend up a small peak called Gokyo Ri, which just above wonderful Gokyo Village. As we step forward to Thangnak, the views come even closer and seem more fantastic. We can view four of the seven highest peaks in the Nepal Himalaya Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu. Stretching out for miles below us is the longest glacier in Nepal – the Ngozumpo glacier, which tumbles down from the slopes of Cho Oyu.

One of the best all round views in Nepal, the climb is well worth the effort. We return to Gokyo for lunch. Midafternoon we retrace our steps to the second lake and climb to the crest of the moraine overlooking the Ngozumpo glacier. The route across the glacier is well marked with cairns and takes us to the eastern side of the Gokyo Valley. Overnight at Tangnak (4700m) the foot of the Cho La Pass.

Day 10Dzongla.(4830m.) (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

Day to pass Cho La(5330m).With the early start, we climb up from Tangnak and approach a large boulder field. Beyond this ancient moraine, the climb to the pass is steep in places, involving some easy scrambling. The upper part of the route can be snow covered, particularly after November. The challenging pass offers some stunning views of including an unusual aspect of Ama Dablam.

The descent from the pass involves the crossing of a small glacier (usually snow covered) which is fairly straightforward. We descend steeply to the grazing pastures below, the trail becoming more defined as we approach Dzongla (4830m), where we stay tonight in a very small basic lodge.

Day 11Lobuche.(4910m.) (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

Day to leave Dzongla, we continue our descent on an easy trail. A short ascent brings us to the foot of Awi Peak, which we contour round on a wonderful high trail with great views of Chalotse and Tawoche across the valley. After then we descend to catch the main trail again just below Lobuche. Overnight at Lobuche (4,930m) from where the sunset on Nuptse is absolutely stunning.

Day 12Gorak Shep.(5180m.) (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

We are now surrounded by giant Himalayan peaks; Everest, Nuptse, Lingtren, Khumbutse and Pumori tower above us. Today is very long and hard as we visit Everest Base Camp. The trail from Labuche climbs steadily by the side of the Khumbu Glacier, and after crossing glacier rubble we arrive at Gorak Shep (5180m), a summer yak-herder settlement siuated at the foot of Kala Pattar.

After a short break and snack, we set off for Base Camp. The trail heads along the crest of the moraine at first and then drops onto the Khumbu Glacier itself, where we get magnificent close-up views of the great Khumbu Icefall as it tumbles down from Everest. In the spring season, we will see expedition teams as they prepare for an ascent. We retrace our steps to Gorak Shep for the night.

Day 13Kalapathar\Dingboche.(4410m.) (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

Day to make the steady climb to the lofty summit of Kalapathar(5550 m),most people who are fit and have acclimatised without problems-generally at least half the group- can make this ascent. Kalapathar is a view point for breathtaking-far better than Base camp itself. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse and more peaks can be viewed from there. After then descend from the peak, and continue our trek to Dingboche. Overnight at a teahouse.

Day 14Tengboche.(3810m.) (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

We start our day with breakfast and after that we descend through Imja valley, passing Sherpa village of Somare and Pangboche, where we find the greener landscape and pass through alpine meadows to Pangboche. We come back to the tree line, we walk through the bridge and Rhododendron forests before reach to Tangboche.There is one of the papular monastery in this region, the monastery open every day morning and evening,so you can walk inside the monastery to see the monks are doing their ritual things. Overnight will be in one of the teahouses at Tangboche.

Day 15Monju.(2780m.) (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

Setting destination Monjo, Today we descend down to phungithanga, folow the trail high above the dudhkoshi river. Along the way, we have the last view of mountain Ama dablam,Khangeta, and Tangboche monastery. Crossing Namche bazaar the path descends steeply down to the Dudh Kosi river with crossing a high bridge through Jorsale takes us at overnight place Monju.

Day 16Lukla.(2810m.) (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

Last day of our trek, the route passes through the same village before getting Lukla. Lukla the place to say good bye to our porters. We will have a dinner with our crews in Lukla this day.

Day 17Kathmandu.(1334m.) (Breakfast included)

Today we take a short early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu .Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, your guide will help you to transfer to your hotel. You will have a free time for shopping around Thamel. The evening will be for farewell dinner with Visit Heaven Trek team.

Day 18Departure Day (Breakfast included)

Day to fly back home, say Namaste for memories that will last a lifetime. A Visit Heaven Trek representative will accompany you to get Airport for your departure. NAMASTE!!

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4 Reviews
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Edurad Ringe

Solo Traveller

I did a slightly modified version of the Three Passes Trek including EBC. “Visit Heaven Treks”, represented by Badri Aryal, were very helpful in accommodating all the needs prior to the trek.

I stayed in Kathmandu for one week and have considered/interviewed three different agencies/guides and was most comfortable with “Visit Heaven Treks”. I interviewed my guide, Bhusan Rai, prior to deciding and was afterwards very happy with my decision.

Badri was very professional in explaining all the details of the trek, including the packing list. He also assisted me with everything I needed in connection to the trek. Badri can speak perfect English (much better than mine :)) which makes the whole communication with “Visit Heaven Treks” very smooth.

During the trek I felt in good hands with my guide Bhusan Rai. As soon as we arrived in Lukla, I had the feeling that he knew everyone we passed on our way – he is truly at home in the mountains 🙂 He made me feel safe at all times and knew all the mountain names around us at any time.

The sole reason why I booked a guide was that someone is with me in case of an emergency or sickness. Unfortunately, I got sick just after we came back from EBC (minor lung inflammation, not related to altitude). Bhusan helped me with:
– my heavy bag
– brought hot tee to my room
– even slept in my room in case I will need something during the night
– went with me to the hospital in Periche and Lukla

And Badri from “Visit Heaven Treks” has assisted me with:
– calling the helicopter
– going several times with me to the hospital in Kathmandu to get a medical report for my helicopter insurance
– helping out with the insurance formalities

Even if something happens to you during the trek, you can always count on “Visit Heaven Treks”.

December 15, 2017

Shasha

Solo Traveller

I just recently got back from Nepal and am still in awe of this life changing experience. I am so glad I went for a slightly more challenging option and added Gokyo Lakes to my itinerary. Stunning country, landscapes, food and people. All was organised by Saran and it was such a pleasure to deal with him. He changed my return flight from Lukla at the last minute so I wouldn’t miss my international flight. Thanks again to Saran and his team again. I will be definitely coming back to do 3 passes + Island Peak climbing only with this company. Thank you!!!!

September 30, 2017

Julie R

Couple Traveller

I just recently got back from Nepal and am still in awe of this life changing experience. I am so glad I went for a slightly more challenging option and added Gokyo Lakes to my itinerary. Stunning country, landscapes, food and people. All was organised by Saran and it was such a pleasure to deal with him. He changed my return flight from Lukla at the last minute so I wouldn’t miss my international flight. Thanks again to Saran and his team again. I will be definitely coming back to dI’ve just got back home to Sydney and would like to say big thanks to Saran and his team for organising such a beautiful trip for me. I did Gokyo lakes + Chola Pass + Everest Base camp. That wasn’t easy neither physically neither mentally but was sooooooooooooooo much fun!!! i’ll be definitely returning to Nepal to do 3 passes and the Island Peak.
I highly recommend Visit Heaven Treks as they take care of everything. Saran managed to change my return flight from Lukla to Kathmandu a day earlier so I won’t miss my international flight back home. Huge thanks for this!

Show lesso 3 passes + Island Peak climbing only with this company. Thank you!!!!

September 26, 2017

Ian Clark

Group Traveller

I just recently got back from Nepal and am still in awe of this life changing experience. I am so glad I went for a slightly more challenging option and added Gokyo Lakes to my itinerary. Stunning country, landscapes, food and people. All was organised by Saran and it was such a pleasure to deal with him. He changed my return flight from Lukla at the last minute so I wouldn’t miss my international flight. Thanks again to Saran and his team again. I will be definitely coming back to dI’ve just got back home to Sydney and would like to say big thanks to Saran and his team for organising such a beautiful trip for me. I did Gokyo lakes + Chola Pass + Everest Base camp. That wasn’t easy neither physically neither mentally but was sooooooooooooooo much fun!!! i’ll be definitely returning to Nepal to do 3 passes and the Island Peak.
I highly recommend Visit Heaven Treks as they take care of everything. Saran managed to change my return flight from Lukla to Kathmandu a day earlier so I won’t miss my international flight back home. Huge thanks for this!

Show lesso 3 passes + Island Peak climbing only witI had a great experience and successfully made it to EBC and the two summits GokyoRi and Kalapathar, the knowledge and experience of our hike leaders Bal and Karin was a big factor in our success,
Will definitely use the services of Saran and his company Visit Heavan Treks in the futureh this company. Thank you!!!!

November 21, 2016