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Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lake
21 Days
Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lake

The 18 days Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lake is one of the most famous trek in Nepal because combines the classic trek to Everest Base Camp with the trek to Gokyo Valley with the famous Cho La Pass and the amazing view poins of Gokyo Ri and Kalapattar along with Everest Base Camp. This trek is graded as difficult because of high altitude passes and trek suitable only for physically fit and experienced trekkers who are able to walk at least 6-7 hours per day.  Our expert trekking guide will assist you and accompanies you during the entire trek.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

At your arrival at Tribuvan International Airport of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, you will be welcome by our representative. A short drive by car will bring you to your hotel where the guide will present you all the previous information necessary for your tour and trekking in Nepal.

Accommodation: Hotel Manang (bed and breakfast)

Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

After your breakfast in the hotel, our guide will take you for the whole day excursion. You will be visiting three important sites today, three UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

First, Pashupatinath, the most sacred of the Hindu temples in Nepal dedicaed to lord Shiva, first established in 5th century. The holiest Hindu pilgrimage place in Nepal pashupati has received the attention of worshippers for at least fifteen hundred years. Dedicated to shiva the lord of Destruction the temple is situated on the banks of the Bagmati River.   After, you will visit Boudhanath Stupa, one of the principal Buddhist religion sanctuaries surrounded by numerous monasteries and Tibetan boutiques.

And in the afternoon you will be transferred to Bhaktapur, this city is known for its rich and unique culture, sophisticated art and craft, architecture, monuments, colorful festivals, and its own lifestyle. The city, in its majority, is inhabited by the Newar ethnic group famous for handicraft and trade skills.

Accommodation: Hotel Manang (bed and breakfast)

 

Day 3: Flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa (2840) and trek to Phakhding (2610m)

Early morning you will take a flight to Lukla. This mountain flight depends a lot of the climatologic conditions, therefore can be delayed until better conditions. After arrive to Lukla you will star the trek till Phakhding. You will be now onwards assisted by a local English-speaking guide and a porter during the entire trek.

Overnight in lodge – Tea local House on full board (B, L, D)

Hours walk: 3 hrs.

Day 4:  Trek from Phakhding (2610m) to Namche Bazaar (3450m)

Today we will follow the Dudh Kosi Valley upstream. You will cross and re-cross the river several times. Arriving to Monjo (3000 m), you will do a short break for do all the formalities and permits required in checking point, after this you will enter to The Sagarmantha National Park. From here the road continues with a strong rise before making the final steep climb to lead you to Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar (3450m), a vibrant town situated at elevated altitude on the traditional trading route from Tibet.

Overnight in lodge – Tea local House on full board (B, L, D)

Hours walk: 6 hrs.

Day 5: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar.

It is advisable for your better acclimatization to do a short hike – a walk to the Everest View Hotel will additionally provide you the first spectacular views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse and Lhotse.

In the village of Khunde, you can see the hospital and school built by the late Sir Edmund Hillary. From this area Thamserku, Kangtega, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Everest and Kongde Ri are seen.

Overnight in lodge – Tea local House on full board (B, L, D)

Hours walk: 4-5 hrs.

Day 6: Trek from Namche Bazzar (3450m) to Phortse Tenga (3680m)

Today you will start the journey with a strong rise till reach Mon La Pass (3972m). This is a percet point to enjoy the view of Ama Dablan and the Tiamboche monastery. Here you will do a short break for acclimation and you will continue the trail down to reach Phorstse Tenga.

 Overnight in lodge – Tea local House on full board (B, L, D)

Hours walk: 4-5 hrs.

Day 7: Trek from Phortse Tenga (3680m) to Machhermo (4470m)

Today we will start the trek with a strong ascent to 4000m from where the path becomes softer. After cross the village of Labharma and Luza you will reach Machhermo.

 Overnight in lodge – Tea local House on full board (B, L, D)

Hours walk: 5 hrs.

 

 Day 8:  Trek from Machhermo (4470m) to Gokyo (4790m)

Today we will follow the trail descending to the river bank before beginning to ascent to the moraine of the Ngozamba Glacier, from where we can observe the first lake, known as Logpongo at 4690m.  We keep walking till Gokyo Ri, an amazing spot to enjoy a panoramic view of Himalayan range: Everest, Makalu, Lhotse. From here you will descend to reach Gokyo.

Overnight in lodge – Tea local House on full board (B, L, D)

Hours walk: 7 hrs.

Day 9: Acclimatization day in Gokyo (4790m)

Today is full day rest or acclimatization. You will walk around Gokyo, visiting the lake and enjoying the view of the Himalayas. If yesterday you couldn't ascend to Gokyo Ri due the weather condition, today you have a chance to climb it, the best viewpoint of Everest Region.

Overnight in lodge – Tea local House on full board (B, L, D)

Hours walk: 5 hrs.

Day 10:  Trek from Gokyo (4790m) to Dragnag (4700m)

Today you start with a short ascension for the same trail led us to Gokyo. After some hours walk you will reach till Ngozumpa Glacier, one of the largest glaciers in Himalaya. During all journey you will keep walking throught the glacier to reach your destination, Dragnag.

Overnight in lodge – Tea local House on full board (B, L, D)

Hours walk: 6-7 hrs.

 Day 11: Trek from Dragnag (4700m) via Chola Pass (5368m) to Dzonglha (4830m)

Today is a very important day in your trek and is will start early morning (4-5 pm). The day begins with a strong ascend and after 3 hours and a half we will arrive to 5000m from where we can see Cho La Pass. We keep ascending for 3 more hours to reach Cho La Pass, in this pass you need to be careful as the trail is vertical and the rocks glazed by ice add trouble to the trekkers making the trail slippery. From Cho la you will be able to see Mt Cho Oyu (8.201m) and other peaks above 7000m. After you will descent along the valley till arrive to Dzonglha.

Overnight in lodge – Tea local House on full board (B, L, D)

Hours walk: 7-9 hrs.

 Day 12:  Trek from Dzonglha (4830m) to Lobuche (4910m) and Gorakshep (5140m)

You will leave from Dzonglha and after 2 hours and a half you will reach to Lobuche, on the way you will enjoy the view of Lobuche Peak, Ama Dablam, Thamseku, Taboche. From Lobuche you will follow the trail to Gorakshep ahead through the left side of the Khumbu Glacier. Along the way you will see crest of the north of Everest along with Mt Pumori, Mt Khumbutse, Mt Nupse, etc. A small ascent take you to Thangma Riju and from here a steeply climb up to the torrent of Changri Glacier. After few minutes more you will reach to Gorakshep.

Overnight in lodge – Tea local House on full board (B, L, D)

Hours walk: 6-7 hrs.

 

Day 13:  Trek from Gorakshep (5140m) to Everest base Camp (5364m) and back to Gorakshep.

Today is a long journey but gratifying because you will reach in the base camp of the Top of the world. Mt.Nuptse, Mt.Khumbuste and Mt.Pumori are the mountains we can view from the base camp. Everest actually is not visible from here. After, we trek back to Gorakshep.

Overnight in lodge – Tea local House on full board (B, L, D)

Hours walk: 7 hrs.

Day 14: Trek from Gorakshep (5140m) to Kalapattar (5550m) and back to Lobuche (4910m)

Today is the most important day in all your trekking, the day you will be a witness of the first light of day shining on Mount Everest. From Gorakshep you will climb around 400 meters till summit Kalapattar. As you reach the top, you sit on the Kalapattar where you will have an unbelievable and unforgettable view of the Himalayan range. Don’t forget your camera! You take as many pictures as you can and after keeping in your mind this wonderful image, you will start do the trek descending to Lobuche.

Overnight in lodge – Tea local House on full board (B, L, D)

Hours walk: 6 hrs.

Day 15: Trek from Lobuche (4910m) to Dingboche (4410m)

 From today the trekking becomes much easier because you will walk down and in lower altitudes.  During the way down you will pass through beautiful Sherpa Village of Periche. After 6 hours walk you will reach Dingboche.

Overnight in lodge – Tea local House on full board (B, L, D)

Hours walk: 6 hrs.

 

 Day 16: Trek from Dingboche (4410m) to Tengboche (3860m)

Today you will keep walking down till Tengboche.

Overnight in lodge – Tea local House on full board (B, L, D)

Hours walk: 6 hrs.

 

 Day 17: Trek from de Tengboche (3860m) to Monjo (2835m)

The trail keep descending through Sherpa Villages, open plains, rhododendron and pine forest. After 6 hours walk you will reach Monjo.

Overnight in lodge – Tea local House on full board (B, L, D)

Hours walk: 6 hrs.

 

Day 18: Trek from Monjo (2835m) to Lukla (2840m)

Today is the last day of our trek, you will keep follow the already knew trail to Lukla. The path descends steeply so you must to be careful and need to walk slowly, keeping attention in every step.  Upon you reach Lukla you can stretch your sore legs and take a relaxing hot shower and enjoying thinking about what a wonderful experience you have had during this trek.

Overnight in lodge – Tea local House on full board (B, L, D)

Hours walk: 6 hrs.

 

 Day 19: Flight to Kathmandu.

Early morning you will take a flight to Kathmandu. Flights to Kathmandu are usually scheduled for morning because due the weather conditions the flight can be delayed or canceled till tomorrow morning.

Upon you reach Kathmandu our local agent will welcome you and after a short drive by car will bring you to your hotel.  In the afternoon you will have a free time to relax at your hotel or walk around the historic city in Kathmandu Durbar Square, the local market in Asan or the touristic area of Thamel.

Accommodation: Hotel Manang (bed and breakfast)

Day 20: Free day

Free day: Take your time walking around Durbar Marg, a fancy avenue that leads to the Narayanhiti Palace Museum. You can also purchase some local souvenirs in Thamel, the most popular touristic area in Kathmandu, where you can find all kinds of facilities and lots of cafes, bars and restaurants.

Otherwise, you can opt for a mountain flight which takes place early in the morning and during one hour offers you a spectacular view of the Himalayas.

*Is Important to keep this free day because in case your flight get cancelled on previous day.

Accommodation: Hotel Manang (bed and breakfast)

Day 21: International departure

 You will be transferred to the International Airport three hours prior to departure time of the flight back to your home country.

Budget

Price includes

 All hotel and airport transfers as per the program

Transport during the cultural visits in Kathmandu Valley

Airfare (KTM - Lukla - KTM) with airport taxes

Accommodation in Hotel Manang in Kathmandu, 4 nights, B&B (bed and breakfast), in double room

Accommodation in Lodge –Tea House during the entire trek, 16 nights on full board (breakfast, dinner and lunch)

English-speaking guide during the cultural visits in Kathmandu Valley

English-speaking guide and 1 porter for 2 people during the entire trek

Insurance for the Nepali staff

TIMS/Permits and Sagarmatha National Park entrance fee

Entrance fees to temples and monuments during your visits in Kathmandu Valley

 

Price excludes

Travel insurance (cancellation of the trip/ baggage loss, emergency evacuation cost)

International airfare to and from Kathmandu

Nepal visa fee

All the lunches and dinners in Kathmandu

Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, etc.)

All other personal expenses

Any extra cost in the event of natural calamities.

Any extra cost in case of cancellation of the program.

Tips

Anything that is not mentioned in the “service included"

Pre-Trip Info

Visa and passport for Nepal

It is necessary to have a valid passport that will be valid at least six months after the date of visa application. The visa can be obtained very quickly at the Embassy before departure or at each border crossing or arrival at Kathmandu airport (bring two photos and a short wait); tourist visa cannot give rise to a maximum stay of 150 days in a calendar year.

15 days, multi-entries: 25 USD (please make sure you have multiple entry visa for extended trip to Bhutan, Tibet or India)

30 days multi-entries: 40 USD (please make sure you have multiple entry visa for extended trip to Bhutan, Tibet or India)

90 days multi-entries: 100 USD (please make sure you have multiple entry visa for extended trip to Bhutan, Tibet or India)

90 days to 150 days: $ 2 a day, and 20 USD for multiple entry.

Other visas are more complicated to obtain; the instructions are on the website of the Embassy in your countries.

 

Weather, Gears & Equipments

The trekking in the Himalayas or any short hiking around the villages are best with right gears and equipment. If you are going for high altitude trekking you need to be clothed appropriately. The paths in the mountains are very rugged and difficult so one need to be with a good and comfortable pair of used boots. The temperature goes very low and below freezing level depending upon the time and place you are in. The warm down jackets, rain gears, caps, sun glasses are necessary to be carried for longer treks at higher altitudes.

You might need all of them or some of them to accompany on your trek. The following are the common necessary equipment list for your trekking in Nepal. You might have your own list of other important things and gears which you find  suitable for yourself

Quantity Item Notes
1 Hiking pants (full length) Zip offs are recommended
1 Thermal/fleece long pants (full length)
1 Waterproof & windproof pants (full length)
1 Hiking shorts
2 Thermal underwear
1 Heavy fleece long sleeved top Polartec300 or equivalent
2 Light-medium weight long sleeved tops
2-3 Thermal long sleeved tops
2 Hiking T-shirts Ensure they are quick dry
2 T-shirts (for when not hiking) Cotton is fine
1 Waterproof & windproof jacket Gore-Tex, Hydro naught or equivalent
1 *Down jacket
3-4  *Woollen hiking socks Heavy weight
2  Comfortable socks Light weight/thin
1 Heavyweight gloves/mittens Must have a waterproof outer
1 Lightweight gloves Polyprop or synthetic
1 Sun hat Peaked or wide-brimmed
1 Neck warmer
1 *Hiking boots Sturdy boots with spare laces
2 Water bottles 1L capacity each
1 Set of Trekking Poles
1 Beanie
1 Daypack For day pack, rucksacks for trek provided

OTHER ITEMS

Toiletries (for personal use)

Soap (for washing clothes)

Tissues

Sunglasses

Lollies / Chocolate / Dried fruit

Books to read

Journal to write in

Camera with extra batteries and flash cards

 

 

MEDICAL KIT

SPF 30+ sunscreen

Moisturiser

Lip balm (with SPF factor)

Plasters

Blister strips (Leucoplast style)

Wet wipes or antibacterial wipes

Electrolyte powder

Cold & flu tablets

Throat lozenges

Antiseptic cream (Salvon or similar)

Anti-diarrhoea tablets

Paracetamol (Panadol)

Multivitamin (including Vitamin C)

General Antibiotic (as prescribed by your doctor)

Diamox (if prescribed by your doctor)

Any personal prescription medication you require

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