Everest Base Camp via Gokyo-Lake

destination Everest Base Camp
duration 17 Days
grade Difficult
start/end point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
max altitude 5368m
season Spring/Autumn

Overview

In comparison to the traditional Everest Base Camp trek, Gokyo Chola Pass/ Gokyo Ri is the less-traveled destination. Nevertheless, the time and experience one spends at Everest Base Camp (EBC) via Gokyo Lake is truly a magnificent and qualitative experience. Gokyo Lake is the supplement and striking destination of EBC via Gokyo Lake. This destination offers an awe-inspiring vision of Crystal and scared Gokyo Lake, unique Gokyo Ri, and the whole upper Khumbu.

Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lake as other EBC treks and expedition begins from the domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. This trek afterward passes by ascent and descent through different blooming Sherpa villages and hubs from Namche to Dhole and Gokyo Lake at the elevation of 4790 meters.

Things that can expected in EBC via Gokyo Lake:
Hike up to Everest view hotel (3880 meters) which set a Guinness World record for being the highest altitude hotel in the world in 2004 is iconic. To the western shoulder, Mount Everest 8,848 m (29,029 ft.), Nuptse 7,861 m (25,791 ft.), Lhotse 8,516 meters (27,940 ft.), and wingspread Makalu 8,485 meters (27,838 ft.) from the shining Gokyo Ri 5483 meters truly looks amazing. Equivalently, Kala Patthar, a vantage point, at the elevation of 5545 meters tracing from Cho La pass 5667 meters is just beyond any imagination. The Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lake Trek is a howling journey to the Himalaya encountering typical and beautiful culture, monasteries and stupa in between.

The course through Sagarmatha National Park takes into the vigilant rich vegetation like juniper, blue pines, firs, bamboo, rhododendron, pine, and hemlock. Fauna like Himalayan monal, blood pheasant, red-billed chough, snow leopard, red panda, Himalayan thars and others are fauna habitat to this park. The trails vibes with the scared Buddhist religion, beautiful and unique monasteries, prayer flags and stones, Stupa, typical Sherpa lifestyle.

Trekker hopes to see and experience something different whenever they go to some new places. Here are few major highlights that trekkers can have from EBC via Gokyo trek.

Highlights of the seasons:

  • Spring and autumn are the premium seasons to travel.
  • Clean weather and moderate temperature
  • Great and unhindered visibility.
  • Monsoon and winter carry a risk
  • High probability of avalanche and landslide at the time of these seasons.
  • Risk of water rising in rivers and stream

Trip Highlights

  • rek and hike around the beautiful trace proposing vista of the huge massif and rich flora and fauna.
  • Beautiful Sherpa community and their distinctive lifestyle and religion.
  • A pretty domestic mountain airlift from Kathmandu to Khumbu region, Lukla.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Tribhuvan International, Kathmandu (1336meters).


Once you land at Kathmandu via Tribhuvan International Airport, our representatives greet you and take you to the hotel.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: Sightseeing Kathmandu valley.


Day 3: Take flight, fly to Lukla, then, hike to Phakding. Duration: 4 hours.


Day 4: Hike to Namche (3440 meters). Duration: 5-6 hours.


Day 5: Namche acclimatization day.


Day 6: Trek to Phortse Thanga (3680 meters). Duration: 4-5 hours.


Day 7: Trek to Machhermo (4470 meters) from Phortse Thanga. Duration: 6 hours.


Day 8: Trek to Gokyo (4790 meters) from Machhermo. Duration: 4 hours.


Day 9: Acclimatization and walk around a day at Gokyo.


Day 10: Trek via Dzongla to Thannak and Cho-La high camp (5368 meters). Duration: 4-5 hours


Day 11: Trek to Lobuche (4910 meters) from Chola La pass. Duration: 3-4 hours.


Day 12: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep and hike to EBC and retrace to Gorakshep (5140 meters). Duration: 4 hours.


Day 13: Trek ascending to Kala Patthar and hike to Dingboche (4410 meters). Duration: 5-6 hours.


Day 14: Trek back to Namche Bazaar. Duration: 6-7 hours.


Day 15: Hike back to Lukla.


Day 16: Fly back to Kathmandu valley.


Day 17: Fly back to Kathmandu city.


Inclusion / Exclusion

Inclusion

  • Airport Pickup and Drop
  • 3 Nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast
  • Flight from KTM- Lukla -KTM
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing with English speaking professional tour guide
  • Meals (BLD including hot drinks and tea/coffee)
  • An English-speaking Professional guide and assistant & porters as per requirements
  • Trekking permit, National park & TIMS card fee
  • All wages, equipment, meal, medical and accident insurances for trekking staff
  • First aid medical kits for emergency
  • Frontier trek Duffle bag, T-shirt, or cap
  • Trekking Map
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu

Exclusion

  • International Flight Fare
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee
  • Personal Insurance (Travel, Emergency Medical, Rescue)
  • Meal (Lunch and dinner) during stay in Kathmandu
  • Personal Trekking Gears, extra expenses Phone Calls, Water, Laundry, Bar Bills, Battery Recharge, Internet etc.
  • Tips for trekking staff

All Inclusive Cost

USD 1650

Per Person

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