Everest Base Camp Via Gokyo Lakes

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  • 18 Days
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  • 1,25,500/$1650
  • Mar - Apr , Oct - Nov

EBC Via Gokyo Lakes : Overview

Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes is a more rewarding trek to the base camp of the highest mountain in the world. To truly do justice to trekking in the Everest region, Everest Base camp- Gokyo Ri circuit is the trek to do! This trail offers you the best of both worlds: the well-trodded Everest region and the lesser crowded Gokyo region. With just  three more days to the itinerary, the journey becomes more rewarding. 

The views from the Gokyo Ri summit are much beautifule and grander than the ones you will see from on top of Kala Patthar .  From Kala Patthar, you would see three of the 14 eight-thousanders in the world – the Everest, Makalu and Lhotse. From the  Gokyo Ri summit, you not only see these mountains but also see another eight-thousander, Cho Oyu.  Cho Oyu, the sixth highest mountain in the world.

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Price Includes

  • Two nights stay in Kathmandu with Breakfast (3 Star property) on twin sharing basis
  • Arrival/departure international airport transfer in a private vehicle
  • Internal flights, Ramechhap To Lukla and Lukla To Ramechhap
  • Accommodation in Tea Houses during the trek on twin sharing during the trek
  • Three meals a day during the trekking period (open menu and no restrictions)
  • Two times tea or coffee in a day during the trekking days
  • 1 porter between two trekkers (Personal baggage limit is 10kg)
  • Sagarmatha National Park Fees and Khumbu Municipality Entrance fees
  • Certified Trek Leader from India and licensed local Nepali guide
  • Medical kit

Price Excludes

  • International Airfares
  • Any airport taxes and Visa expenses
  • Any type of Insurance
  • Porter and guide Tips
  • Beverages, water bottles, snacks and other personal expenses of any kind
  • Hot water during the trek
  • Wifi and charging cost in Tea houses
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Any extra days stay in Kathmandu
  • Cost arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, road conditions etc.
  • Anything apart from inclusions
  • Taxi KTM to Ramchhap and back, if the flight is from Ramechhap Airport
  • 5% GST (Tax)

What to Expect In EBC Trek Via Gokyo Lakes

Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes is once in a life time experience. You get to visit the base camp as well as beautiful Gokyo lakes. Everest Base Camp lies in the northeastern part of the Khumbu region of Nepal. Trekking in the Everest region offers you a lifetime memorable moment where you will experience local Sherpa culture, and traditions as well as magnificent views of the world’s highest peaks including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu, Nuptse, Pumori, Amadablam, Island peak, Thamserku, and mighty of peaks.

 

  • World’s highest Mt. Everest Base Camp
  • Grandeur View From Gokyo Ri
  • Beauftiful Gokyo Lakes
  • Majestic View From Chola pass
  • Kalapatthar – majestic viewpoint
  • Tengboche Monastery
  • Namche Bazaar-the Sherpa’s Capital
  • Traditional Sherpa villages, culture, traditions & hospitality

EBC Trek Via Gokyo Lakes Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu (1375m)

Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. Meet our trek leader and other members. Kindly ensure that you arrive at Kathmandu before afternoon o so you can rest well before next day departure to Lukla and have enough time to do any last time preparations. Overnight at hotel.

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Day 2: Fly to Lukla (2800m) and trek to Phakding (2650m)

We will start early morning and we will be travelling from Kathmandu to Ramachep airport for an early morning flight to Lukla (2,800m). After a thrilling 20 minute flight, we reach the Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla.. Upon arrival at Lukla, we meet our other crew members, and after some packing and arrangements, we start our trek from Lukla to Phakding

Day 3: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m)

Today trail  takes us along the Dudh Koshi River through many suspension bridges, one of which is the famous Hillary Suspension Bridge. First, we catch the wonderful glimpse Mt. Thamserku (6,618 m). We will cross the small villages of Benkar, Chumoa, and Monjo, we will reach the check post and entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. We pass through the last village of Jorsale before reaching Namche Bazaar. From Jorsale the trail climbs through the forests until we reach the confluence of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. After a final steep ascent of about two hours, we get the first view of Mt. Everest. We will take rest here to admire the view. We still need to hike about 1.5 hours to reach Namche Bazaar, a gateway to Mt. Everest and the main trading centre of this region.

Namche Bazaar is the capital of the Khumbu region. You will get the first Everest Viewpoint. You will be trekking through Sagarrmatha National Park. There are lots of shops in Namche Bazaar. One can buy souvenirs on the way back.

Day 4: Rest Day and acclimatize at Namche Bazaar

Today will be our first of the two days set aside for “acclimatization.”. We hike to Everest viewpoint and will come comeback to Namche Bazaar and it will take 3-4hrs .Namche Bazzar is the main centre of the Everest (Khumbu) region and has government offices, ATMs, Internet cafes, shops, restaurants, a bakery, and a colourful market.

Day 5: Trek from Namche to Mongla(3970m)

The day starts with a climb up from the Namche bazaar before reaching Kyangjuma , a small village offering spectacular views of mountains all around you. As we leave Kyangjuma the trail gradually rises up leading us up to Mongla, a small collection of tea houses with breathtaking views of snowcapped peaks all around.

 

Day 6: Trek from Mongla to Dole(4038m)

Today after breakfast we descend down toward the Dudh Kosi and later follow the river towards its source. The trail gradually gains altitude and is more isolated often passing through rich section of birch, fir and rhododendron forests, leading us to a small place with few tea houses, Dole.

Day 7: Trek from Dole to Macchermo( 4465m)

The trail starts with a steep uphill climb from Dole to Lahframa  and further to Luza (4360m), from Luza the trail gets easier passing through many small villages and summer settlements of the villagers. Once again following the valley high above the Dudh Kosi towards it source we come across a small settlement of few tea houses known as Machhermo, our destination for the day.

Day 8:Trek from Macchermo to Gokyo ( 4720m)

Today’s trail follows a climb from Machhermo. After reaching Phangka (4480m) the valley widens and we have to descend towards the river before climbing the steep trail that leads us to the terminal moraine of the Ngozamba glacier. After climbing up the moraine for few minutes we are welcomed by an old iron bridge that marks our entry to the Gokyo lake valley. A gentle trail leads us to the first lake of the valley, Longpongo. At a small distance lies the second lake Taboche tso, connected through a stream to the Dudh Pokhri, the third lake and on the bank of the lake lies Gokyo a small village and our destination for today.

Day 9:Climb Gokyo Ri( 5483m) and descent to Thangnak

The highlight of our trek – the Gokyo Ri stands tall across the Dudh Phokri. Early morning we follow the trail that leads up to the summit of Gokyo peak or the Gokyo Ri. It is a 2-3 hour steep climb to the top but truly rewarding. Once described as the best view point in Nepal Himalaya, the summit of the Gokyo Ri truly offers such a panorama of the mighty Himalaya that we can hardly believe we are not dreaming. Surrounding us are Kusum Kanguru (6367m), Cho Oyu (8153 m), Gyangchung Kang (7922m), Lhotse (8501m), Makalu (8475 m), Cholatse (6440m), Taweche(6542m), Kantega (6685m), Thamserku (6808m), Lobuche (6145m) and Mt Everest (8848m) and hundreds of other unnamed peaks. Later we descend down to Thangnak.

Day 10: Rest Day and acclimatization at Thangnak

We start early in the morning to catch the beautiful views from Kala Patthar. However, we need to prepare for an early morning departure, amid predawn darkness and cold temperature (-10 to -14 C).

Further, there is always the potential for chilly winds which are quite common. Familiar peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changtse tower to the east even as Everest begins to reveal itself. During the ascent to Kala Patthar, we can pause to catch a breath at several outstanding viewpoints from where we can snap great pictures. After several hours of ascent, we reach Kala Patthar. From Kala Patthar, we scramble up to the top of a rocky outcrop marked by cairns and prayer flags. Mind-blowing Himalayan panorama unfolds before our eyes as they wander

Return to Gorak Shep and after breakfast trek back to Periche

Day 11:Trek from Thangnak to Dzongla via Chola pass( 5420m)

We will start our day early for Cho La Pass. It is going to be a long day.

Cho La Pass is right behind Thangna. The ascent, which is quite a climb, has a lot of rubble and scree. The descent is tricky with a snowed out glacier and boulders. Stick to the right of the glacier and follow the guidelines strictly. Don’t venture on your own. Depending on the situation of the ice, crampons will be used.

After the boulder patch which is hard on your knees, it is a steep descent to Dzongla.

Day 12: Trek from Dzongla to Lobuche (4910m)

The 3-hour walk to Labouche is mostly on a flat trail but you will be walking at quite an altitude.  You’ll come across a junction where the trail splits into Pheriche and Labouche. Take the left. Views of Ama Dablam will accompany you till this point.

Around 90 minutes before Labouche, you’ll meet trekkers going on the traditional Everest highway. Helicopter sorties are commonplace here

Day 13:Lobuche to Everest base camp, descend to Gorak Shep (5140m)

It takes about 3 hours to reach Gorakshep, which is a very busy place. You’ll see the terrain change as you approach the place. There are a lot of trekkers coming in. You’ll see Everest Base Camp on the trail to Gorakshep.

After early lunch at Gorakshep, set off for EBC. Make sure you carry your day pack since you’ll need water. The climb is fairly moderate, though the moraines are slippery and the ridge bordering Khumbu glacier is very windy.

Everest Base Camp provides a very unique experience since you’ll see potential summiters. The climbers’ tents look striking against the backdrop.

Please note: drinking water at Gorakshep is chargeable. 1 litre of drinking water costs 350 Nepalese rupees. This is not included in the trek fee. Non-potable water is available free of cost – if you’re carrying a water purifying bottle, you could consider using that instead

Day 14:Trek to Kala Pathar (5500m) and descend to Pheriche

We will sstart early for Kala Patthar so that you reach in time to watch the sun rising over the peaks. Kala Patthar is the highest point of the trek.

From the summit, you’ll get great views of Everest, South Col – the traditional route to Everest summit. You will even be able to identify Hillary’s steps.

There are great views of Lhotse, Makalu, the Khumbu glacier and icefall, and of the entire Everest Base camp. Pumori is straight ahead from the summit.

After spending some time at Kala Pathar, return to Gorakshep and start for Pheriche immediately after breakfast. Retrace the route back to Labouche, from where it’s another 3 hours to Pheriche.

You’ll cross Dughla/Thukla where there are memorials of mountaineers who died climbing Everest.

Pheriche is a village situated above the Tsola river. It is extremely picturesque and surrounded by mountains. There is a hospital in Pheriche, which was specially set up for the benefit of trekkers, and is currently run by the Himalayan Rescue Association with the help of volunteers from all over the world

Day 15: Trek from Phreiche to Namche Bazaar

     Today will be a long day. We will start for Pheriche a bit early. On the way we will stop at Tengboche to visit the monastery. After Tengboche there is steep descent till river and then steep ascent till Kyangjuma before we reach Namche Bazar.

Day 16: Trek to Lukla

Again this will be a long day. It will be a steep descent for initial 3hrs. We will reach Phakding and from there it will be a gradual ascent till lukla

Day 17: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu/Ramechhap

If flight is to Ramechhap we will drive to Kathmandu for 4hrs. 

Day 18 :End of package/Depart from Kathmandu

EBC Trek Via Gokyo Lakes : Important Points

  • Weather plays a very big role in the running of this trek. Flights to Lukla are a fair-weather friend. A cloud covering a mountain ridge can shut down the entire airport! Hence we suggest keeping a day or two in Kathmandu as a buffer for your return international flight. If in extreme case, you miss your international flight from Kathmandu or internal flights, we will render all assistance, but cannot be held liable for any extra cost incurred.
  • Kindly ensure that you arrive at Kathmandu before afternoon on Day 1 so you can rest well before next day departure to Lukla.
  • The Lukla flights can either be from Kathmandu or Ramechhap. If the airport is changed to Ramechhap, which is around 130km from Kathmandu, we will have to leave very early in the morning.The taxi far to Ramechhap will shared among the participants.
  • Carrying baggage limit for Kathmandu/Ramechaap-Lukla flight sector is 10kg and the hand baggage limit is 5kg.
  • It is mandatory to get yourself a travel, risk and accident insurance.
  • Please note that there is a culture of tipping the guide and porters in Nepal and they expect it after the end of the trek.
  • At Tea houses, there will be mainly common Toilets on sharing basis and attach bathroom in some places, blankets are provided and running water is available. Majority of tea houses have cold showers, some provide hot water at an additional cost. Some tea houses have electricity where you can charge your appliances (mobile phones & cameras) at an additional cost.
  • Please note that while we endeavor to assist all our clients in achieving their goals, there may be times your leader makes the decision to either delay or stop your ascent based on your medical conditions and AMS symptoms.

FAQ : Everest Base Camp Trek Via Gokyo Lakes

Is the Everest base camp trek worth it?

One of the most popular treks in the world is trekking to Everest Base Camp, which offers the most exhilarating and memorable experience of all. You get to see the highest mountains of the mountains. And reaching the base of the Everest is one of the life time achievements.

How cold is it at Everest base camp?

As you land in Lukla so you will immediately feel the difference in the air temperature. Once you reach Dingboche the temperature will drop. And continue dropping the higher you go. During the winter, the temperature can go down to -20 Celsius at night.

When is the best time to visit Everest base camp?

There are two seasons for the Everest Base Camp. One is late Sep-Nov and another is Feb-May.

These are the main trekking months with fairly stable conditions, good visibility and temps at Base Camp getting up to about -6°C.

How hard is it to walk to Everest base camp?

The difficulty level of Everest base camp trek in moderate to Difficult. But it’s not a technical climb and if you’re fit enough, mentally and physically, you’re more than likely to be up to the challenge. This is a difficult trek at altitude and over at least 10 days.

How long should you train for the Everest base camp?

You should start your physical preparation at least 3 months ahead of your climb. If you do not have access to hills and mountains, then you need to focus more on the strength and conditioning for the trek to Everest Base Camp.

Can you trek to Everest base camp on your own?

Unlike other treks in Nepal, you are allowed to trek to Everest Base Camp without a guide. Though, you can trek to Everest Base Camp alone, we recommend hiring local guides. Not only does this support a vital industry, but it also gives you the local insight to make the trip so much better and safe. And you don’t have to worry about booking the tea houses on the way

Is there WIFI at the Everest base camp?

Most of the tea houses on the trek have WIFI facility. But you have to pay for using the WIFI facility. The speed is not so good. It is good enough to send WhatsApp messages.

Is there cell service in Everest base camp trek?

You will get the cell coverage in Everest Base Camp Trek. The service will not be available in all the areas, you will get the network at different areas throughout the Everest Base Camp trek. NCell and Nepal Telecom works best in Everest region.

Can you see Everest from base camp?

You won’t see the Everest summit from the base camp .Some of the best viewpoints are Everest View Hotel, Kala Patthar.

Why does the itinerary have a buffer day?

Weather plays a very big role in the running of this trek. Flights to Lukla are a fair-weather friend. A cloud covering a mountain ridge can shut down the entire airport! Hence, we suggest keeping a buffer day.The buffer day can be handy in case the weather goes bad during the trek or the team needs an extra rest day.

Will there be water sources on the way? Will two litres of water be enough?

Bottled water can be purchased at most tea houses and shops along the route. Because of the altitude, it is recommended you drink in the region of 3-4 litres per day, although this can include tea and soup. We recommend using Lifestraw bottle. It will save you a lot of money because the higher you go the higher the prices for the bottled water.

Are there any electricity charging points on this trek?

Most the tea houses on the Everest base Camp trek have charging facility. But you have to pay to avail this facility.

Can I keep extra luggage at Kathmandu and collect it from there after the trek?

Yes, there is a facility to keep your extra luggage at Kathmandu. You keep it at the hotel where you will be staying.

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