Everest Gokyo Trekking

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 11 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 12+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Maximum altitude 5483 meters
  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
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  • Explore Gokyo valley and its glacial lakes
  • Enjoy arguably the best panoramic views of the Everest range from Gokyo Ri
  • Explore Namche Bazaar, the tourist hub of the Khumbu region
  • Immerse yourself in Sherpa culture and lifestyle along the way
Everest Gokyo Trek gives you an unrivaled view of Mount Everest from Gokyo Ri. On this guided trek, you'll not only walk alongside the Himalayas and the Dudh Koshi river, you'll also reach the turquoise glacial lakes of Gokyo and Ngozumpa Glacier, the largest in Nepal's Himalayas.

You're trek starts after a short flight to Lukla, from where you'll make your way through Shrepa villages, Buddhist monasteries and rhododendron forests to the settlement of Gokyo. The hamlet is alongside the tranquil Gokyo Cho, or Dudh Pokhari, and on the base of Gokyo Ri (5,357 m).

Trek to the top of Gokyo Ri for an expansive view of Cho Oyu, Mount Everest, Lhotse and Makalu, among others. You'll also see five glacial lakes of the region: Longpongo, Taboche Tsho, Gokyo Cho, Thonak Tsho and Ngozuma Tsho.

One of the highlights of the trek is also the spectacular view from ice point between Cho Oyu and Gyachung.

Everest Gokyo trek is best done from March to May and September to December. However, you can book trek across the year, depending on your travel schedule.
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  • Alegria Barri
  • From Spain
  • On Nov 19 2019
5 - Excellent
Trekking Gokyo-Everest Base Camp
“Acabamos de llegar de Nepal hace unos das y nuestro pensamiento todava est y estar para siempre con sus gentes amables, bellos paisajes e increbles montaas.
Recibimos una atencin por parte de la empresa excelente, desde el primer momento de contactar con su gerente Gokul hasta nuestra vuelta a Espaa, ademas habla un correcto espaol esto nos facilito mucho la comunicacin y organizacin de nuestro viaje.
Estuvo atento a todas nuestras necesidades y preocupndose hasta el mnimo detalle.
Sin duda una buena experiencia el trekking de Gokyo-Everest Base Camp, recorriendo y conociendo no slo el paisaje, tambin la cultura del pueblo sherpa, gente amable, gentil y hospitalaria.
Un abrazo a Gokul porque se lo merece.”
  • Day 1: Fly to Lukla & trek to Phakding
  • Day 2: Trek to Namche Bazaar
  • Day 3: Namche Bazaar acclimatisation day
  • Day 4: Trek to Phorste Thanga
  • Day 5: Trek to Machherma
  • Day 6: Trek to Gokyo
  • Day 7: Trek to Gokyo Ri & back to Gokyo
  • Day 8: Trek to Phorste Thanga
  • Day 9: Trek to Namche Bazaar via Khumjung village
  • Day 10: Trek to Lukla
  • Day 11: Morning flight to Kathmandu
  • Airport arrival and departure transfers
  • Domestic flight to and from Lukla, including airport departure tax
  • All standard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner during the trek
  • Accommodation at the best available lodges and guesthouses
  • Licensed expert, English-speaking mountain guide
  • Porters to carry your luggage, sharing basic for two-people-one-porter
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag provided, if needed
  • Everest Conservation Park permits
  • All government taxes
  • Travel insurance
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Tips for the trekking staff—tipping is recommended
  • Anything's that not mentioned in the 'What's Included' section of the itinerary
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How much money do I need to bring with me?

    Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.

  • How much should my backpack weigh?

    A properly packed backpack (not including your day pack) should ideally not weigh more than 13 kg. It is also important to note that if you are taking a flight to the start of your trek, many smaller aircraft have weight restrictions. For example, if you are flying from Kathmandu to Lukla, you are only allowed 10kg of checked luggage, and 5 kg of hand baggage. Thus, in case of a small flight, you should ideally pack a 10 kg backpack for checked luggage, and then add 5 kg in your hand baggage. You can then re-shuffel the weigt once you start your trek at the trailhead.  

  • Do I need a porter?

    The decision to hire a porter is up to you and usually based on your fitness level and/or budget. One porter can be shared between two people and can carry up to 25 kg. Many trekkers hire a porter to have a more comfortable trek.

  • Do I require a porter for carrying water?

    On most popular treks you can expect plenty of places where you can refill your water bottle, meaning you don’t need to carry a huge water supply with you. Bring an extra bottle of water if you are concerned. If you already have a porter, you can ask him/her to carry water as long as it is within the weight limit. Another option is to carry water purification tablets or LifeStraw, both of which can be found in Kathmandu.

  • When should I arrive in Kathmandu before the tour?

    We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the start day of the trek because the tour operators usually require one working day to arrange trekking permits. Arrive earlier if you want to explore Kathmandu on your own or acclimate to any time differences.

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