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18 Days
Mar - May , Sep - Dec
Max Altitude: 5555 m
Sagarmatha National Park
Tea House
Trail Length: 126 Km

Everest Base Camp Trek With Gokyo Lake

Everest Base Camp has always remained a popular destination. Add serene

turquoise lakes to the mix and you’ve got yourself a trip which you have to

take at least once in your lifetime. The lakes situated in the Gokyo valley

shall enrich not only your trip but your existence in general with its immense

beauty while reflecting the sun-kissed mountain peaks. Also, the widely

acclaimed Cho La Pass lets us experience the towering snow-capped

mountains, friendly locals, beautiful monasteries and of course the serene

vistas.

Viewpoints like Gokyo Ri and Kala Patthar shall provide you with a firsthand

experience into the snowy giant, Mt. Everest’s lap. As you make your way to

set foot on the base of the highest peak in the world you are compelled to

indulge in the tranquility of the landmark.

The Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lake is for the lovers of nature, who

have a deep appreciation for blissful views. As you pass through the lush

green forests with rhododendron flowers blossoming all around, the

picturesque view would make quite an impact on you.

You cannot embark on the trip on your own as you require proper permits

and at least one guide to lead you through the excursion. We will ensure

everything is properly maintained right from when you make your

reservations. The best time to undertake the Everest Base Camp trek is

during Spring (mid of March to May) and autumn (mid-September to till

November)

Everest Base Camp Trek with Gokyo Lake Itinerary

Day 1Arrival Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel

As you land in Kathmandu and ‘pass the immigration procedures you are greeted by a friendly representative of ours at the very gate. You shall then be transferred to your designated hotel in the Kathmandu valley through the means of a private vehicle most likely a jeep. For the rest of the day, you could explore the city to your liking. Being said that, you must compensate for a guide yourself if you choose to have a company of someone familiar with the surroundings while making your way through the city.

Day 02Kathmandu Heritage sightseeing and trek Preparation (Bouddha and pashupati)

Your second day in Nepal is all about exploring the splendid sights of the three historic cities that are incorporated within the Kathmandu valley. After your breakfast, you shall witness the artistry and culture surrounding the UNESCO world heritage sites such as Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, Monkey Temple, and the Patan, Bhaktapur and Kathmandu Durbar Square. These heritage sights are among the few places you would get a chance to live the history and culture of for the day.
As we head to the hotels we are greeted by climbing experts who will check your pieces of equipment while also going through some introduction and a quick info session about the trek.

Day 03Fly to Lukla 2860m) and trek to Phakding 26110m 5 hours

Referred to by many as one of the most serene air routes, Kathmandu to Lukla flight will let you indulge in the majestic snowy mountains for a total of 45 minutes. As you land in Lukla, the gateway to our trek, we get acquainted with our crew members and start the formal preparation for our trek.
We commence our trek from Lukla embarking on a gradual descent for the first hour to get towards Cheplang village. There you would get to witness the glorious peak of Mt. Khumbila (18900ft), a sacred mountain in which no man has set foot. We further descend until we find ourselves at the place we spend our night at, Phakding.

Day 04Phakding to Namche Bazaar 3440m 5/6 hours

As you slowly descend towards Namche Bazar you come across a pine forest that also features a plethora of Rhododendron flowers which would just take your breath away. You cross the bridge over Dudh Koshi while on your way and this daunting experience shall sure be stapled into your memory for a lifetime. You go through Sanasa and head to Namche Bazaar to stay the night.

Day 05Acclimatization day

There is a huge variety of activities in store for the day as you take your time to explore the mountainous town of Namche Bazar. While familiarizing yourself with the high altitude of the town, a huge hub comprising of government offices, ATMs, Internet cafes, shops, and restaurants welcomes you to indulge in the colorful nature of the marketplace. The trekkers get to have a tranquil experience whilst viewing the gigantic snowy landmasses including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde and many others.
If you happen to be an adventure seeker, however, we have a day trip planned with you in mind as well. We shall undertake a trek to a village named Khumjung located 3240 m above sea level. The village will provide you an insight into the lives of friendly and cultural Gurung communities of the region.

Day 06Namche Bazaar to Phortse Thanga 3680m 6 hours

Climbing up the Khumjung hill we get to witness the magnificent views of
the mountain ranges. Alongside the breathtaking vistas, we then shall
descend to the valleys by the Dudhkoshi river and then head further north
for the rest of the trip. At about an altitude of 3973m, there is a beautiful
monastery descending from the peak of Mt. Khumbila (5761m). We then
descend down a sandy slope to get to Phortse Thanga.

Day 07 Phortse Thanga to Macchermo 4470m 6 hours

Machermo, our destination for the day requires you to climb uphill
alongside serene waterfalls and rhododendron forests proving with enough
lush green forests along the way. Our first stop would be Tongba village and

pass through Dole, Labarma and Luza villages before setting foot on
Machhermo.

Day 08Machhermo to Gokyo 4790m 6 hours

The 8th day in Nepal has a lot of adventure in store for you as we climb
upwards and indulge in much more crisp views of the mountain peaks
including the sixth highest peak of the world, Cho Oyo (8153m). Descending
towards the riverbank and continuing on in the beaten path we reach the
Ngazumpa Glacier located in a steep trail. There are a total of three lakes in
the region namely Longpongo at 4690m, Taboche and Dudh Pokhari. You
are sure to be spellbound as we get to witness the blue waters reflecting the
sun rays and the glorious peaks. The breathtaking village of Gokyo is located
between the third lake and Cho-Oyo, where you will stay the night.

Day 9Acclimatization Day, climb Gokyo Ri

Gokyo-Ri shall be the first destination of ours for the day. Yet, that doesn’t
mean that the day comes to an end just there, there is a huge plethora of
adventure and beautiful scenery waiting for you. The more we climb
upwards the more picturesque the view gets as we get the glimpse of
mountains like Cho Oyo, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu. Another tranquil lake,
Ngozumba Tsho is waiting to be explored by you this very day enriching you
with its calm nature.

Day 10 Gokyo to Dragnag 4700m 6/7 hours

Today you shall descend to a small Gurung village of Dragnag before settling
in for the night. As you walk through the rocky beaten paths you are
presented with majestic views of the mountains but the sun-kissed Mt.
Everest triumphs it all towering above other peaks. Despite having to climb
for a little while, you will have a fairly leveled out trek for the rest of your
day.

Day 11 Dragnag to Chola- Pass 5368m to Dzonglha 4830m 7/8 hours

One of the most daunting and adventurous treks of the entire journey will
get your adrenaline pumping in no time. Given the slippery glaciers and icy
rocks, the already hard to reach the destination of Chola Pass is made even
harder. However, we’ve got you covered as there are Sherpas assisting
through every step of your way. As we go through with our trek by a frozen
lake the highest point of the pass is reached. The top is marked with
Buddhist prayer flags that provide a colorful celebration to your triumph
over the hardships of the trail.
We then pass through some splendid glaciers and rocky lands before
arriving into the village of Dzongla. There we will stay the night alongside
the view of mountains like Cholatse, Ama Dablam and Lobuche

Day 12 Gorakshep to Dzonglha 4830m, via kalapathar 5555m 7 hours

Early in the morning, you will hike towards KalaPathar to witness the sublime rising sun over the highest mountain of the world Mt. Everest. While the biggest mountain is the major focus, peaks like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nupte, Mt. Ama Dablam also reflect the glares of the rising sun. After indulging in the splendid view we descend down to Loboche and have lunch there. We then descend further along the Dudh Koshi river basin for an estimated 3 hours along the grassy ridge to reach Dzonghla.

Day 13 Dzonglha to Chola Pass 5368m and trek to Dragnag 4700m 7/8 hours

As you rise in the village of Dzonglha, you are greeted by the crisp view of the sun dwindling over Mt. Cholatse. As we are on the verge of triumph over Chola Pass, this trek is bound to be one of the toughest. As we are headed west of the village we already feel the adventure just setting in with the rocky paths and icy glaciers along the way. The off beaten path often crusted with ice leads us to a basin close to the pass. We rise above to the heights of the pass only to witness the mesmerizing scenery of crisp white mountain ranges. The top also gives off a colorful vibe as there are prayer flags swaying along with the strong winds.
After the picturesque view we grasped, it’s time for the return. We then carry along a filled path with rhododendron flower for 4/5 hours to reach our destination of Dragnag. On the way, we get a chance to witness the longest glacier in Nepal, Ngozumpa glacier.

Day 14 Dzonglha to Lobuche 4940m 6 hours

As you embarked on one of your hardest treks this day is meant to make up
for it with the easy nature of trekking it has to offer. A grassy trail with the
view of Mt. Lobuche is undertaken as we descend down from the village.
After reaching the village of Lobuche in 6 hours we shall take a break for the
rest of the day.

Day 15 Lobuche to Gorakshep 5170m, visit Everest Base camp 5364m 7/8 hours

As you have your breakfast and undertake your day’s trek you first come
across a nearby glacier. The rocky and windy terrain shall be passed in order
to reach Gorakshep. The region also provides picturesque views of Mt.
Pumori for you to indulge upon while walking. We would have lunch there.
You should be extra cautious and follow the Sherpa’s instructions as he leads
you towards your major destination of Everest Base camp. As a matter of
fact, the paths to the destination are rather unconventional and changes
every year due to the moving glaciers. You pass by many rocky dunes,
moraine, and streams to step on the base camp of Mt. Everest. The base
camp located at an altitude of 5364m sure is a hard one to explore but
totally worth it. You shall the.n spend some time there to appreciate the
sheer majesty of the base of the peak before returning to Gorakshep for the
night.

Day 16 Gorakshep to Kalapathar 5555m early morning visit and trek to Pheriche

A 2-hour climb is waiting for you in the morning which will lead you to the
360 degrees viewpoint of Kalapathar. This is the moment when some of the
highest peaks of the Himalayas present themselves to you can’t help but feel
being totally and utterly alive by their snowy landmasses. The highly
cherishable view is something that would just ooze away from the
difficulties and hardships you have encountered so far in your journey.Peaks like Pumari (7,145m), Lingtren (6,695m), Khumbutse (6,623m),
Changtse (7,550m), Nupse (7879m), and even Everest itself shall leave no
stone unturned to make you feel completely awestruck. After enjoying the
serene views you have your breakfast at Gorakshep. Then we will trek down
to one of Imja Valley’s village, Pheriche.

Day 17 Pheriche to Namche bazaar 6 hours

As you slowly descend towards Namche Bazar you come across a pine forest
that also features a plethora of Rhododendron flowers which would just
take your breath away. You cross the bridge over Dudh Koshi while on your
way and this daunting experience shall sure be stapled into your memory for
a lifetime. You go through Sanasa and head to Namche Bazaar to stay the
night.

Day 18Namche Bazzar to Lukla 6 hours

The last day of your trek wakes you up at the gateway town of Namche
Bazar with some of the crispiest views. After breakfast, we will commence
our descent towards Lukla. While crossing the beaten path you come across
some of the most scenic beauty the area has to offer in forms of mountains,

villages, and the lush greenery. You would spend the night in Lukla indulging
in a fun time with the crew as well as the locals.

Day 19Fly to Kathmandu 45minutes

Generally, the flight to Kathmandu takes off in the morning given the fact
that fierce wind strikes out the possibility of flight afternoon. Although this
may be the case for most of the days if there is bad weather situation the
flights will be canceled for safety reasons. If you board the flight you shall
land in Kathmandu in 45 minutes. You would be transported to your hotel
and you are free for the rest of the day. Explore the city or get some
shopping done before heading out.

Everest Base Camp Trek With Gokyo Lake Includes

  • Pick up/ drop in comfortable private vehicle
  • Kathmandu heritage city tour
  • All ground transportation in comfortable vehicle as per itinerary
  • One English speaking, highly experienced city tour guide with government-license
  • All necessary entry permits in temples and stupas

Everest Base Camp Trek With Gokyo Lake Excludes

  • Nepalese Visa fee
  • International airfare to Kathmandu and out
  • Food, drinks, accommodation
  • Tips and appreciation for staff and drivers