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Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Trek

Gokyo Lake view on the way to Everest Base Camp
Gokyo Lake view on the way to Everest Base Camp
Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Trek - Quick Infos:
  • Lukla
  • Lukla
  • Hard
  • Guest House, Lodge
  • Mar, Apr, May,Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec
  • Kathmandu to Lukla & back by Twin Otter Flight

About EBC and Gokyo Lakes Trek:

Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Treks is an extended part of Everest Base Camp Trek which combines visit to the world's giant rocky peak - Mount Everest, world's highest freshwater lake - Gokyo Lake, and a Hidden Valley - Gokyo Valley located at Solukhumbu District under Sagarmatha National Park (Natural World Heritage Site) in north-eastern Nepal. Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Trekking is also popularly known as EBC Cho La Pass Gokyo Trek.

Situated at the foot of Gokyo Ri, Gokyo is a small village located at an altitude of 4,750 meters (15,580 ft) above sea-level. Gokyo Village is also considered as the highest settlements in the world. The main attraction of including Gokyo in EBC Trek is to observe the sacred Gokyo Lake (worshipped by Hindus and Buddhists as Snake God) and to discover a panoramic view of the four above 8,000 meters snow-capped peaks: Mt Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu and Mt. Cho Oyu.

The trail can be considered as a circuit of Everest Region Trek. The trekking path sperate from Namche Bazar and head up to Phortse Thanga. After another two days hiking, Gokyo Valley will be reached. Then, next three days walk will join Everest Base Camp Trek route at Lobuche. Afterward, visit the base camp of Mount Everest and trek down to Lukla crossing Dingboche, Tengboche and Namche Bazar.

14 Days Trekking Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Fly Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding.
    • Meals: Lunch, and Dinner
    • Trail Attractions: Panoramic Mountain Flight, Dudh Koshi River
    • Walking: 7/8 km, 4 Hrs
    • Max Altitude: 2,652 m / 8,699 ft (Phakding)
    • Overnight: Teahouse/Lodge
  • Day 02: Trek to Namche Bazar.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    • Trail Attractions: Enter into Natural World Heritage Site (Sagarmatha National Park), Stunning views of Thamserku Peak and the Kongdi RI Himal
    • Walking: 11/12 km, 6/7 Hrs
    • Max Altitude: 3,440 m / 11,283 ft (Namche Bazar)
    • Overnight: Teahouse/Lodge
  • Day 03: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazar.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    • Trail Attractions: Hike to Everest View Hotel, Explore nearby Museum and Village
    • Overnight: Teahouse/Lodge
  • Day 04: Trek to Phortse Thanga.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    • Trail Attractions: Pines, Oaks, and Rhododendrons Forest, spectacular views of Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Kangtega, and Mt. Khumbila
    • Walking: 6/7 km, 5/6 Hrs
    • Max Altitude:3,680 m / 12,073 ft (Phortse)
    • Overnight: Teahouse/Lodge
  • Day 05: Trek to Machhermo.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    • Trail Attractions: Mt. Cho Oyu, Lapharma Village
    • Walking: 10/11 km, 5/6 Hrs
    • Max Altitude: 4,470 m / 14,663 ft (Machhermo)
    • Overnight: Teahouse/Lodge
  • Day 06: Trek to Gokyo.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    • Trail Attractions: First, Second and Third Gokyo Lake
    • Walking: 7/8 km, 4/5 Hrs
    • Max Altitude: 4,800 m / 15,744 ft (Gokyo)
    • Overnight: Teahouse/Lodge
  • Day 07: Acclimatization day at Gokyo Valley.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    • Trail Attractions: Hike to Fifth Gokyo Lake, Nogunzpa Glacier view,
    • Overnight: Teahouse/Lodge
  • Day 08: Trek to Cho La Pass to Dzongla.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    • Trail Attractions: Hike to Gokyo Ri and cross Cho La Pass.
    • Walking: 7/8 km, 7/8 Hrs
    • Max Altitude: 5,367 m / 17,604 ft (Cho La Pass)
    • Overnight: Teahouse/Lodge
  • Day 09: Trek to Lobuche.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    • Walking: 6/7 km, 3/4 Hrs
    • Max Altitude: 4,940 m / 16,207 ft (Lobuche)
    • Overnight: Teahouse/Lodge
  • Day 10: Trek to Everest Base Camp and stay at Gorakhshep.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    • Trail Attractions: visit world's highest glacier- the Khumbu Glacier, tour to Everest Base Camp
    • Walking: 13/14 km, 7/8 Hrs
    • Max Altitude: 5,364 m / 17,594 ft (Everest Base Camp)
    • Overnight: Teahouse/Lodge
  • Day 11: Hike to Kala Patthar, trek down to Pangboche.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    • Trail Attractions: Hike to Kala Patthar, breathtaking views of Mount Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Chagatse, Mt. Lhotse and the Mt. Pumori and many other peaks
    • Walking: 15/16 km, 7/8 Hrs
    • Max Altitude: 5,545 m / 18,188 ft (Kala Patthar)
    • Overnight: Teahouse/Lodge
  • Day 12: Trek to Namche Bazar.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    • Overnight: Teahouse/Lodge
  • Day 13: Trek to Lukla.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    • Overnight: Teahouse/Lodge
  • Day 14: Fly to Kathmandu.
    • Meals: Breakfast
    • Drop to your hotel. Everest Base Camp Trek finished here!

Trek Cost Includes:

  • Kathmandu Domestic Airport Picks up and drop.
  • Kathmandu to Lukla and back Flight Fares with Airport Taxes.
  • Everyday Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner as per above itinerary.
  • Teahouse/Lodge Accommodation while on Trek.
  • An English Speaking Government Licence Holder Trekking Guide.
  • One Porter for Two Hikers.
  • Guide and Porter Salary, Insurance and Accommodation.
  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Fees.
  • Trekker's Information Management System Fees.
  • All Government Taxes.
  • Assistance in case of Emergency Evacuation.

Trek Cost Excludes:

  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Travel Insurance of Trekkers.
  • Bar Bills like Mineral Water, Beer, Whiskey etc.
  • International Air Fares.
  • Nepal Visa.
  • Tips and Gratitudes to Guide and Porters.
  • Use of Wi-Fi, Phone Calls, and Personal Expenses.
  • Rest of all that are not mentioned in Cost Inclusive.
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