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Gokyo And Everest Base Camp Trek

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  • The Gokyo Lakes and the Gokyo Ri from where 360 degree of Himalayan Panorama is seen.
  • The walk across Cho La Pass 5363m.
  • Kalapattar for the whole view of Everest..
  • The glacial walk over Khumbu Glacier .
Trek to Everest via Gokyo is an alternative route to Everest Base Camp. It is a small village situated on the foot of Gokyo Ri 5,357 m (17,575 ft). Gokyo Cho or Dudh Pokhari is an oligotrophic lake in Gokyo which is considered a pilgrimage site for Hindu and Buddhist devotees.

Located above 15,000 ft, it is known as the highest settlement in the world. The passage to Gokyo takes an alternative route from Namche Bazaar leading to Dole and Machhermo village, and finally joining the classic route at Gorakshep via Cho La Pass.

You can enjoy the view of Mount Everest from the close proximity of Kala Patthar 5,545 m (18,192 ft), the highest elevation you can reach during the trek.

It is designed to offer a unique outlook on the Everest region and its greater inhabitants, Sherpas. The budgeted trek offer a unique adventure travel along with sightseeing and cultural exploration.
Day 1 Fly to Lukla (35 mins flight) and trek to Phakding 3-4 hours Lodge

We drive to airport early in the morning to take our flight to Lukla. The scenic 35 minutes flight to Lukla caters the panorama of the peaks of Langtang, Rolwaling and Annapurna Himalayan Ranges. Landing at Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla is a thrilling adventure. Instantly, after making the final arrangement for the Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo, we kick off. Trekking 200m downhill to Thado Koshi River, we cross the suspension bridge over it. The view of Mt. Kusum Kangru looming dramatically to the East is wonderful view from the bridge. Beyond the bridge the trek begins to gain altitude gradually to Ghat. Ghat is a Buddhist Village with wonderful Black Mani walls engraved with prayers in white. The final push from Ghat through scattered viallges and yak herder's camps brings us to Phakding. The first day of Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo ends at Phakding.
Explore remaining with this local village. Overnight at Mt. Lodge.

Day 2 Trek to Namche Bazaar 6-7 hours Lodge

The Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo today crosses suspension bridges over Dudh Koshi River five times. The first bridge we cross comes after five minutes of walk from our hotel in Namche. Crossing it we trek through the forested trail on the left bank of the river for 35 minutes to Taktak. Exiting out of Taktak we get to see the magnificent view of Mt. Thameserku 6608m. Almost thirty minutes of gentle walk brings us to Banker. We cross the second bridge over Dudh Koshi River while making our way out of Banker. Trekking on the right bank of the river on the stony trail that goes uphill and down like the waves in the ocean, we arrive to Monjo. Walking through the typical Sherpa Village, we arrive to the Entrance of Sagarmatha National Park. Trek downhill for twenty minutes on the stony trail to the river, cross the third bridge and arrive to Jorsale, where we stop for the lunch.

Post lunch, we cross the forth bridge and trek along the right bank of the river for forty minutes to arrive at Larja Doban. At Larja Doban we sight the confluence of Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi River. There are two elevated bridges at Larja Doban. We cross the higher one and begin the uphill climb on the stony trail towards Namche. Almost after 1 and half hour of trek we arrive to Top Danda. Savoring the first view of Everest from Top Danda, we trek uphill for the next ninety minutes through pine forest to Namche.

Day 3 Namche Bazaar- Rest and Acclimatize Lodge

Rest day during trek means to hike to higher elevation and trek down back for proper acclimatization. Today we will walk up to the Everest view Hotel, which lies at the altitude of 3880m (440m higher than Namche). 2.5 hours of uphill hike on the stony trails of open hill brings us to Everest View Hotel. Savor the views of Thameserku, Kusum Kangru, Kantega, Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam among others from the site. Trekking down back to Namche on the same trail is easy 1.5 hrs walk.

Rest of the time you may just explore Namche Bazaar, visit its Sherpa museum- a great place to learn Sherpa culture and history of mountaineering and if this happens to be Saturday, you would have a wonderful local market (Hatt Bazaar) at Namche Bazaar. It is interesting and a wonderful experience to understand how the locals exchange their goods or buy the necessary stuffs from the market itself. Namche Bazaar, itself is a tourist shopping hub with all the required trekking and mountaineering clothing and equipment. O/N at Namche.

Day 4 Trek to Dole 6 hours Lodge

After stroll around the Namche area, we follow on the gradual trail with few short up and downs overlooking magnificent view of the great giant snow peaks at Shanasa. Hiking for around 2 and half hours we arrive to the top of Mong La Pass. From Mong La Pass we savor the spectacular views of Mt. Ama Dablam, Kantega and Mt. Khumbilla. From the hill-top an hour downhill trek through the forested region brings us to the riverside village, Phortse Tenga. We stop at Phortse Tenga for the lunch. Post lunch, the day’s trek involves a long tiring uphill trek through the forest of pines, oaks and rhododendrons all the way to Dole.

Day 5 Trek to Machharmo 4-5 hours Lodge

After the breakfast, we climb up for thirty minutes on an open hill to the scenic ridge above the Dole. The ridge top offers the first spectacular view of Mt. Cho Oyu. Then we walk over the gentle trail for ten minutes to the village of Lapharma. Beyond Lapharma walking around the hills for almost 2 hours takes us to Luja. Taking a short breather at Luja, we continue the trek that climbs up along the side of the valley high above the river, crossing sandy spurs to reach Machharmo. We reach Machhermo in the afternoon; enjoy the lunch and explore around. O/N at Machhermo.

Day 6 Trek to Gokyo 3-4 hours Lodge

Today is the big day of Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lake. We get to the land of Gokyo Lakes. One hour trek on the leveled trail that wind passes through elevated grazing lands takes us to Phanga. At Phanga we observe the memorials of people who lost their lives during the landslides in the region. Beyond Phanga, we trek slides down for a short while and then gradually goes up on the stony steps for an hour to the River. We cross the metal bridge over the river and get into the Gokyo-Land. Welcome to Gokyo, we are now facing the first Lake of Gokyo. Continue to walk up along the stony steps for thirty minutes to the Secong Lake of Gokyo. Forty five minutes of walk along the leveled trail on stony steps finally brings us to third lake of Gokyo. We will settle down in the Mountain Lodge at Gokyo.

Day 7 Goky- Hike to Fifth Lake 4-5 hours Lodge

Today we will savor the views around Gokyo, which are truly magnificent. Treading along the stony trail we arrive to Fourth Lake of Gokyo after 45 minutes trek. Another one hour and forty five minutes trek brings us to the Fifth Lake of Gokyo. From the Fifth Lake we could savor the spectacular view of Lonely Everest. The fifth lake is also popular for the views of North and South slopes of Everest. We can see the trail that extends towards Cho Oyu Base Camp at the fith lake and the view of Nogunzpa Glacier, the longest glacier in Nepal is so fascinating from Fifth Lake of Gokyo.
We trek back along the retracing trail to the third lake for the overnights stay.

Day 8 Hike to Gokyo Ri and trek to Tragnag 6 hours Lodge

Today we begin early. Hiking up for 2.5 hrs we arrive to Gokyo Ri. Gokyo Ri caters 360 degree panorama of four 8000ers of the Himalayas that include Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu and Makalu. We slide down back to the hotel, which is pretty easy walk of 1.5 hours downhill, enjoy the breakfast and resume the Everest Base Trek via Gokyo. We will walk through the Ngozumpa Glacier up and doen making the waves for ninety minutes and then tread along the gradula downhill trail through the yak grazing lands to Tragnag. Once you get in to the Thaknak, better to climb up to the small hill for acclimatize. Stay overnight at the lodge.

Day 9 Trek to Dzongla via Chola Pass 7-8 hours Lodge

One of the most challenging trekking days of entire Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo is today. We begin to trek along the rocky trails and glacial moraines to the top of the pass. The 300m up to the pass is technical walk. Fours of walk uphill to the top of Cho La Pass 5363m rewards us with the superb views of Cho La Lake and Mt. Cholatse. Trekking downhill from the pass along the slippery icy trails and glaciers follwed by an hour pleasant walk brings us to Dzongla. O/N at Dzongla.

Day 10 Trek to Gorekshep 5-6 hours Lodge

After hot breakfast at the lodge, an easy downhill for a while and few up and down walking brings us to Lobuche. Almost two and half hours of trek on a narrow trails that cross passes several grazing lands merges us to the main trail of Everest Base Camp Trek and takes us to Lobuche. Then the trail leads toward Gorekshep through the rocky trail. The first hour of the trek beyond Lobuche is an easy walk on the leveled trail. Then we climb up for 25 minutes or so followed by next thirty minutes of easy hike to catch the glacial moraines of Mt. Pumori all the way to Gorakshep. On the way you will have great views of the Mt. Everest,Mt. Nuptse,Mt. Pumori and more. You will be able to see Khumbu Glacier on the way.

Day 11 Day trip to Everest Base Camp 4-5 hours Lodge

Today we walk the most memorable walk of our lives- to Everest Base Camp. Two and half hours of up and down trek on the glacial moraines extended from Khumbu Icefall is an adventurous roller coaster. Going down to the glacier crossing half of it all the way to Everest Base Camp is amazing fun walking. At Everest Base witness the colorful tents of Expedition Groups if it is peak season of climbing. Take enough photographs and feel the world's highest summit from the nearest proximity possible. At the latter half of the day trek back to Gorakshep for the overnight stay.

Day 12 Trek to Kalapattar and trek down to Periche 7-8 hours Lodge

Another big day of Everest Base Camp Trek- today we climb gradually uphill on a grassland for two hours followed by twenty five minutes of walk through the black rocks to the summit of Kalapattar. Kalapattar refers to black rock in Nepali. Kalapattar is a vantage point for the closest view of Everest. We get to see the whole of Everest from Kalapattar, which is a sight worthwhile enduring an early morning hike. Enjoy 360 degree panorama of Everest and its siblings from Kalapattar.

After amazing time over here, return back to Gorekshep, breakfast and pack up your bag and get ready to walk back to Pheriche for overnight. Heading down now, the going is easier and the pace faster. Take back great memories with you and walk down hill towards the Pheriche. O/N at Pheriche

Day 13 Trek to Namche 5-6 hours Lodge

Heading down now, the going is easier and the pace becomes faster. Take back great memories with you and walk down hill crossing several Sherpa villages of Shomare and Pangboche to Phungithanka via Tangboche. Across the river and trek uphill to the Kyabnjuma, the junction of the trinity ways to Gokyo Valley, Khumjung village and Namche Bazzar. Great view of Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Tawache and Lhotse as well as various wildlife species like Pheasants, Himalayan Griffons, Musk deer and wild goat can be found inside the rhododendron forest. Further short and easy walking brings us to the Namche Bazar for overnight.

Day 14 Trek to Lukla 6-7 hours Lodge

After the breakfast, we hike down a trail steeply descends to the Hillary Suspension Bridge and then continue walking over several local villages and most of walking is through Dudh Koshi River valley and surroundings. Upon reaching at Lukla, freshen up at your hotel and relax. Evening, you could have a party with your trekking crew as it is your celebration of successful Everest Base Camp Trek also the last night in the Everest Region. O/N at Lukla.

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what’s included
  • Airport Pickup and Drop
  • Accommodation and Meals (Meals other than those mentioned in Itinerary, Welcome and Farewell are excluded)
  • Domestic Flight/Transportation
  • Trekking Permit (TIMS)
  • Duffle bag, T-shirt, Down jacket and Sleeping bag
  • Entry fee for the national parks
  • First Aid
  • Trek Guide
  • Insurance for Guide/Porter
  • Certificate for Trek Completion
Optional Addons (Available during check-out)
  • Porter
what’s excluded
  • Visa
  • International Flight
  • Additional Excursions (Applicable to those not mentioned in Itinerary)
  • Trekking Equipments
  • Personal expenses
  • Insurance coverage
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 14 days
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English & Nepali
Maximum altitude 5545 meters
Trek difficulty Moderate
meeting/Start point Kathmandu, Nepal
Cancellation Refund of full deposit will only be made if you cancel your trip 30 days prior the trip departure date. No refunds will be made if you voluntarily leave a trip for any reason after the trip has begun.

If the company cancels the booking in the case of natural disasters, flight cancellation, strikes, wars, riots, government intervention, weather conditions etc, the full refund will be made, plus you are entitled to take an alternative trip of the similar cost.
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