Everest BC Gokyo Lake Trek

  • Everest BC Gokyo Lake Trek

Code TH-NP-069 •   17 Days •  

  • Trip Duration: 16 Nights / 17 Days
  • Group size: 1 - 20 Pax
  • Ends in: Kathmandu
  • Departure City: Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude: 5545m
  • Activities: Sightseeing/Trekking

Overview

Trip Information

A trek to Everest  Base Camp is high on the bucket list for many trekkers. It’s easy to see why. The trail weaves along the foot of many Himalayan giants and the views of Mt Everest and many other seven and eight thousand meter peaks are just unforgettable. Everest Via Gokyo Ri 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 Via Gokyo  Ri Trek offers the magnificent views of Majesty Himalayas which includes, Mt. Everest ,Mt. Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu. Except 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 Via Gokyo Ri 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.

Overnight Halt:

Accomodation in Everest region is now well maintained with clean room, hot and cold water showe somewhere available private bath in the lower part and also almost every where along the way to Everest base camp every guest houses has free wifi facility. In Namche there is now star level fancy hotels has been built. Rest you could enjoy with well maintained Guest Houses.

Meal Plan:

Now almost everywhere along the way to Everest Base Camp, You could find variety of western, continental and Tibetan food. All guest house has menu basis restaurant and every trekker could order their food by choosing menu items. there is some guesthouse and hotel in Namche where you could find buffet system breakfast and food.

Flight and Baggage Restriction:

Flight to Lukla is the gate way to take Everest Base Camp Trek, It is a small aircraft twin otter, 16 Passerger in one flight. It is a mountain flight to Lukla. As it is a small aircraft there is only limited baggage is allowed. Max 12 Kg baggage and Max. 6 Kg handbag is allowed for Kathmandu to Lukla flight.

Physical Fitness & Trekking Experience:

There is no specific physical fitness is required everyone could take the trip but it is essential to be in good health as you are trekking up to 5500m. People who have longs and heart and blood deseases must consult their doctor before taking part in the trip.

Packing List

The packing list has been created with the objective of getting maximum comfort with minimum possible weight. Please bring only what is necessary, as this will be helpful to you and the field staff.

Daypack

  • Duffel bag for storing gear(s) (if not weatherproof, bring lg. plastic bags) 
  • Warm sleeping bag (negative 8-10 degrees centigrade) 
  • SM first aid kit (blister kit with specifically 2nd skin, aspirin &/or ibu, cough drops, tape)
  • Headlamp 
  • Camera and extra batteries 
  • 2-liter water bottles (if you bring a camelback, bring a nalgene, also) 
  • Water purification tablets (iodine or chlorine to carry in daypack) 
  • Insulated drinking mug 
  • Lightweight toiletries (travel size shampoo, soap is best for trekking) 
  • Sunscreen and lip screen 
  • Small towel

Suggested clothing list
Down parka, Gore-Tex shell and pants, Warm fleece jacket, Comfy trekking boots (we like lowa), Lightweight shoes, 4 pair of trekking socks, 2 long sleeve capilene shirts, 2 capilene bottoms (mid and heavy weight), 2 trekking shirts (non-cotton is best), Trekking pants (zip off shorts are better), 1 pair of shorts, 1 bandana, 1 pair of winter gloves (ie: ski), 1 pair of lightweight gloves (ie: fleece), Flip flops, Warm hat, Sun hat, 2 pairs of sunglasses

Miscellaneous Items
Anti bacterial wipes or lotion (for face and hands), 10 or so energy bars (we do provide 3 meals per day on the trek!), Prescription medications, Over the counter drugs for diarrhea, headaches and cold

Itinerary

DAY 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

After arriving in Kathmandu, our representative will pick you up from the airport and take you to our hotel. Today we will have welcome dinner hosted by Tibet Holidays in order to introduce your guide and trip briefing.

Accommodation: 3 star hotel

Meal: N/A

DAY 2: Kathmandu to Lukla flight and trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,698ft) / 35 min flight / 3 hrs trek

After a short morning flight to Lukla, you'll be introduced to your guide and porter. Kick off your trek with an easy walk through Chaurikharka village and descent towards Dudhkoshi Ghat (2,530m/8,300ft). The trail follows the bank of the Dudhkoshi River until Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft), where we will be staying for the night to acclimatize. Enjoy your free time in Phakding, a popular stopping point.

Accommodation: Tea House

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazar (3,440m/11,283ft) / 6 hrs trek

We'll have breakfast in Phakding before gearing up for the trek to Namche Bazaar, the biggest sherpa village in Nepal. Our trail takes us first over the Dudhkoshi River via a long suspension bridge, and then through a beautiful pine forest to Monjo, about two hours away. Soon thereafter, we will approach the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park for a brief permit check and then descend to Dudh Kosi River (spotting Mani stones along the way!) en route to Jorsale. Lunch will be served here, and then it's uphill to Namche. Our path along the riverbank is flanked by two crossings, one of which is the Hillary Suspension Bridge. It's a tough climb up the hill to our resting place, but you’ll be rewarded in Namche Bazaar with your first glimpse of Everest in its majesty.

Accommodation: Hotel / Guesthouse

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 04: Namche Bazar Rest for Acclimatization

At this point, we take a well-deserved break! Today will be spent resting and allowing our bodies to become acclimatized to the lofty altitude. There’s an optional 2 hour hike to Everest View Point, an uphill walk that will help speed acclimatization. Otherwise, spend the day exploring Namche Bazaar. Check out the Sherpa museum for an overview of the Sherpa culture and history of mountaineering. On Saturdays, the Hatt Bazaar is open for trading and an intimate look at the locals’ marketplace. It is part of the larger Namche Bazaar, a shopping hub filled with all manner of trekking and mountaineering clothing and equipment.

Accommodation: Tea House

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 05: Namche Bazar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,684ft) / 6 hrs trek

Breakfast in Namche Bazaar fuels us for another day of trekking towards Everest Base Camp today! Breathtaking views of the Himalayas - Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kwangde - are some of the highlights not be missed. A short drop takes us to the riverside, then it’s across the river upwards through the forest pass. Brace your legs for a continual uphill trek at this point, alternating between a gradual grade and some seriously steep ground! Our destination, Tengboche, is known as one of the most beautiful places in the Everest region. Its views, which include Ama Dablam, are legendary. We'll stop in on the Tengboche monastery, which is one of the largest in Khumbu. Nourish your spirit with a guided tour of the monastery grounds, followed by chanting and prayer with the resident Buddhist monks. 

Accommodation: Tea House

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 06: Tengboche to Dingboche (3,870m/12,684ft) / 6 hrs trek

Our trek today kicks off with a walk through the rhododendron forest to Deboche followed by a bridge over the raging Imja Khol River. We'll pass the valley wall and then traverse the plains to Pangboche village, the biggest settlement of Sherpas in the region. Enjoy a great opportunity to observe a typical Sherpa village and have lunch with the locals! The intrepid can brave a brief hike to the Pangboche monastery, one of the oldest in the area. Our afternoon trek will be a difficult one, as the landscape gives way to dry, deserted mountains and we hike towards Dingboche. 

Accommodation: Tea house

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 07: Dingboche Rest for Acclimatization

This is your chance to rest up before the last leg of our adventure! Savor a full day of exploring Dingboche and the surrounding valleys of Chhukung and Imja, the latter of which links with Island Peak, the high passes of Amphu Laptsa, and Makalu Barun National Park. Taking an optional trek to the valleys will pay off in rewarding views, but taking it easy is the most important thing today. You’ll need your rest for the penultimate day of ascent tomorrow. 

Accommodation: Tea House

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 08: Dingboche to Lobuche (4,900m/16,076ft) / 6-7 hrs trek

From here on forth, the trek will move more gradually be more challenging, due to the higher altitude. We’ll pass Dungla, but not before a tough, steep walk to the top of a high hill. Here are the memorial stupas dedicated to the climbers and trekkers who lost their lives to Everest over the years. The next part of our adventure brings over craggy mountain terrain to Lobuche, a small settlement with amazing views of Mt. Lobuche, Mt. Pumari and the Nuptse. Prepare to snuggle up for a cold night, as we are now almost three miles above sea level and the evenings can be downright chilly!

Accommodation: Tea House

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 09: Lobuche to Gorakshep Explore Everest Base Camp, EBC and Back to Gorakshep (5180m/16,994ft (Gorekshep) & 5364m/17598 (EBC) / 7-8 hrs trek

This is it! Our big day kicks off with an initial, relatively easy trek from Lobuche to Gorekshep. The subsequent, straight trail to Everest Base Camp is harder, involving rocky dunes and moraine, formed accumulation of unconsolidated glacial debris. On the way to our destination, we’ll approach the famed Khumbu Glacier and icefall, located on the slopes of Everest. At the Base Camp, our goal, you’ll have the chance (during the spring climbing season) to meet climbers attempting to scale the mountain’s summit. Break out your cameras for unbelievable views of breathtaking beauty. As the afternoon sun starts to wane, we’ll head back to Gorekshep for some much-needed rest and relaxation after a grueling and busy day.

Accommodation: Tea House

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10: Gorakshep to Kalapattar to Dzongla (Kalapathar 5545m/18192ft, Dzonga 4840m/15879ft ) / 6-7 hrs trek

We'll wake before dawn today to trek towards Kalapathar (which means "black rock") for a fiery, glorious sunrise over Mt. Everest. The day's first light will illuminate your spectacular view of Nuptse Nup, Changtse and Lhotse.This may be, of the whole journey, your most opportune moment to snap amazing pictures of Everest and its neighboring peaks. Afterwards, it’s back to Gorekshep for breakfast and onwards to Dzongla.

Accommodation: Tea House

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11: Dzongla to Chola to Thaknak (Cho La 5364m/17598ft, Taknak 4358m/14298ft) / 7-8 hrs trek

This could be the most challenging day of the trek as you go over the pass. Fortunately, having already visited Everest Base Camp you should be getting used to trekking at the high altitude and feeling stronger. If the weather is bad crossing the pass can be difficult. Crampons are not normally used but microspikes can be helpful if the weather is at all bad. It’s a tough climb to the top but the amazing views more than make up for it.

Accommodation: Tea House

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 12: Taknak to Gokyo (4750m/15584ft) / 5 hrs trek

We continue down into the Gokyo Valley and cross the Ngozumpa glacier the longer glacier in this part of the Himalayas and an impressive sight. We should reach Gokyo by lunch. After lunch you should have time to walk up to one of the lakes in the valley and get some great views of the surrounding peaks.

Accommodation: Tea House

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 13: Gokyo to Gokyo Ri to Machermo (5,357m) / 5-6 hrs trek

We will take an early morning hike up to the summit of Gokyo Ri at 5,357m. The views here might even be better than those from Kala Patthar. In front of you are 4 of the 14 tallest peaks in the world, namely, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu. Although further away the views of Everest are great and you get to look down on one of the largest glaciers in the Himalayas below you. We will head back to the tea house for breakfast and to start our trek down the Gokyo Valley to Machermo where we will spend the night.

Accommodation: Tea House

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 14: Machermo to Namche (3,440m/11,283ft) / 7-8 hrs trek

Today is a relatively long hike but it’s a good trail and all downhill. The lower elevation makes things easier as well. The trek spends most of the day going down the Gokyo Valley with some good views of the peaks before you intersect back with the main route up to Everest Base Camp and head back to Namche. Will spend the night in Namche Bazar. 

Accommodation: Hotel / Guesthouse

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 15: Namche to Phakding to Lukla (2,800m/9,184ft ) / 7 hrs trek

After breakfast, we trek toward the Hillary Suspension Bridge and then pass through several local villages. Our arrival in Lukla brings an evening in our last Tea House and, traditionally, a party with your trekking crew: you made it! Thanks to great teamwork and perseverance, you’ve accomplished a physical feat of which others only dream. This is your last night on the mountain, which can be bittersweet.

Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 16: Lukla to Kathmandu Flight and Free Day

In the morning, you'll hop a brief flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, where your journey both began and ends. You'll transfer to your hotel upon landing for some much-needed solo rest and reflection after your trek conquering the Himalayas, All the day free time visit markets and walk around Thamel city for shopping etc. We'll reunite in the evening for a farewell dinner at one of the best Nepalese restaurants in town, where we'll be eager to hear your feedback on the trip.

Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 17: Final Departure ; Airport drop

It's your last day in Nepal! Grab some breakfast, and then take in some last-minute shopping in Kathmandu. We’ll make sure you arrive at Kathmandu International Airport with plenty time before your flight home. At this time, we’ll say our goodbyes and bid you farewell, armed with warm memories and gorgeous photos to show your loved ones. END OF OUR SERVICES.

Accommodation: N/A

Meal: Breakfast

Trip Map

Trip Inclusion

What is included?

  • Arrival/Departure airport transfer
  • Kathmandu guided sightseeing tour
  • 3 Nights Twin Sharing basis deluxe accomodation with breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu flight fare
  • English speaking license holder trekking guide
  • 1 porter between 2 trekker basis
  • All guesthouse / tea house stay during trekking
  • 3 times meal (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  • Necessary Trekking and Everest National park permit
  • Wages, insurance and other expenses for guide and porters
  • Complimentary Jacket and Trekking pole

What is not included?

  • Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu
  • All Monument entrance fee while Kathmandu sightseeing tour
  • Access baggage charge (It is allowed 15kg baggage + 5kg handbag)
  • Travel insurance client
  • Emmergency Evacuation Cost
  • Personal Expenses
  • Others which is not mentioned on the above included items
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