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Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trek - 18 days

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Duration
18 days
Max. Elevation
5545m
Group size
2 or more
Level
DIFFICULT
Transportation
Private car or Bus and plane
Best Season
September to December, March to May
Accomodation
3* Hotel in Kathmandu.
Basic tea house Lodge during the trek.
Meals
Breakfast in Kathmandu.
All meals included during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Starts at
Lukla
Ends at
Lukla
Trip Route
Lukla - Namche - Dole - Gokyo - Chola Pass - Everest Base Camp - Tyangboche - Lukla

Highlights


    • Start with exploring the historical and cultural city of Kathmandu. 
    • Take a scenic flight to Lukla- the gateway of Everest. 
    • Explore the vibrant Sherpa villages of Everest. 
    • Get closer with the Sherpa cultures, traditions, and their living styles. 
    • Explore the religious Buddhist monasteries of the high Himalayas.
    • Visit the stunning valley of Gokyo and explore the stunning glacial lakes.
    • Pass the high Himalayan pass of Cho-La and collect the greater Himalayan views from Gokyo Ri. 
    • Leave the footprints at Everest base camp. 
    • Collect the stunning views of snow-capped mountains including Mount Everest. 
    • Create lifetime experiences with A1 Trek.   
Everest Base camp with Gokyo Lake Trek is one of the best treks in Nepal. The adventure around the high Himalayans and the wonderful Sherpa villages is stunning. Exploration of the glacial lakes of Gokyo valley Trekking is one of the most popular. It's witnessing the vibrant Sherpa cultures and traditions is exceptional.  And more interestingly, collecting the panoramic views of the high mountains including Mount Everest is astonishing. 
The extended version of the Everest base camp trek also includes crossing the high Himalayan pass of Cho-La and the views from Gokyo Ri stunning. Whereas exploring the Buddhist monasteries of the Everest region is also part of the finest  Everest base camp with Gokyo lake trekking. 
Like other trekking on Everest, the Everest Base camp with Gokyo lake trek is also a seasonal trek. The best time to trek to Gokyo lake are spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). Trekking Everest Gokyo Lake is also fine in the month of December. But the other two months of winter (January and February) are not the best time. Whereas, trekking in the months of monsoon (June to August) is not recommended due to the heavy rainfall. 
Basically, two permits are needed for the Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake trek. The first permit needed for the trek is Sagarmatha National Park entrance fees. Likewise, the next permit needed for the trek is the PasangLhamu Municipality entrance fee. Both of the permits can be issued on the way to the trek. So, this kind of paperwork will be done by our Staff for Gokyo lake trekking. 

Important Note

The itinerary can customize to your need and further information can discuss and finalize as per your thoughts and indeed. 

Trip Itinerary

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu international airport, the A1 Trek representative welcomes you and will help you to transfer to the hotel. You can then take a good rest in the hotel. Later you can explore around yourself if interested. 

  • Food: not included.
  • Accommodation: at a 3-star category hotel on a twin/double sharing basis. 

 

Go for Kathmandu valley sightseeing to explore the historical and cultural city. The sightseeing is dedicated on exploring four of the UNESCO world heritages listed sites of Kathmandu valley. Those four sites include- Kathmandu durbar square, Soyambhunath, Boudhanath, and Pashupatinath.

After the sightseeing, you can then focus on the trek preparation. You can hire or buy the necessary equipment in Thamel. In the evening, you will be meeting your guide for the trip meeting. 

  • Food: Breakfast Included.
  • Accommodation: at a 3-star hotel on a twin/double sharing basis.

With an early morning flight, you will be arriving at Lukla airport. At Lukla, meet the porters before starting the trek. The route to Phakding is an easy one. Just keep on your eyes as the finest views of Kusum Kanguru can be collected. Phakding is a small settlement in the Dudh Koshi river bank. Enjoy a comfortable night stay at the Phakding teahouse.

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

Start the day with a good breakfast. Get into Monjo then enter Sagarmatha National park- the home for the greatest Himalayan flora and faunas. The dense forest of blue pine, deodar, rhododendron, and more. On a clear day, you can also catch the first glimpse of Mount Everest on the way up to Namche Bazar. With six hours of trek, you will be reaching Namche Bazar- which is also famous as the Sherpa capital. Namche is the home for the famous mountaineers. You will be staying two nights at Namche before heading up. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

After breakfast, you will be hiking up to Everest viewpoint to collect the 360 views of the mountains. The viewpoint offers the stunning views of the Himalayas including Mount Everest. Later in the afternoon, you can explore Namche Bazar or can take a good rest in your hotel. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

Taking a different route than Everest base camp, you will be walking a winding path to Kyangima. Along the way, you will get a chance to spot the wildlife including colorful Danphe, Himalayan musk deer, mountain goats, etc. The route then diverts the north to reach the ridge of Mong and then to the beautiful village of PhortseThanga. Phortse onwards, you will be taking an uphill route to get to Dole for the night. You will be staying overnight at a local village. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

 

Relatively short day for the trek. You will be first getting to LhabarmaKharka and then to Luza. From Luza, you will be taking a downhill route to get to Machhermo. In the afternoon you take a short hike to collect the excellent views of Mt Cho Oyo and other towering peaks. You will be spending the night at a local teahouse. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

The scenic trail gradually leads to Gokyo valley. The rocky path into the wonderful valley passing the glacial lakes is something amazing. Upon reaching Gokyo valley, you will get a chance to explore around the lakes after the lunch. The views of Mt Cho Oyo look even better. Enjoy exploring the wonderful valley. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

The day is dedicated to the hike to Gokyo Ri and the exploration of the glacial lakes of Gokyo. Gokyo Ri offers the panorama of the world’s highest peaks from Mt. Cho Oyo, Gyachung Kang, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Cholatse, Taweche, and to the east rises Mt. Makalu. Then you will get back to the hotel for the lunch. Post lunch you will be exploring the beautiful lakes of Gokyo. You will be spending your night at a local teahouse. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

One of the best days of the trek. The short hike leads you to Gokyori to collect the stunning views of Mt. Cho Oyo, Gyachung Kang, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Cholatse, Taweche and more. After collecting the wonderful views at Gokyo Ri, you will be then taking a descending route to Thagnak for the night. You will be staying overnight at a local teahouse. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

You will be starting the day pretty early. The first section of the route is uphill leading towards Tsho La over the rocky moraine. The route gets tougher if there is snow and ice. Although the walking is always exciting as it covers the greater views of Cholatse, Nirekha, and Taboche peaks. From the top, the route converts to the downhill to get to Dzongla for the night. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

Start after the breakfast, the walk leads to a short steep climb with greater views of mountains, then take a gradual uphill to reach Thugla, then take further through the Khumbu glacier to get to Lobuche. The sunset view at Lobuche looks absolutely stunning. You will be staying overnight at a local teahouse at Lobuche. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

On the most exciting day, you will first trek to Gorakshep for three hours. You will then have your lunch there. Post lunch, leave your bag packs and start the hike to Everest base camp with some essentials (day pack, water, camera, and some chocolates). It takes ninety minutes to get to base camp from Gorakshep. Enjoy the moments, collect the memories and leave a footprint at Everest base camp. Then retrace back to Gorakshep for the night. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

Early morning, get to Kalapatthar to collect the best sunrise view. Kalapatthar is actually the better place to see the closer views of Mount Everest. And collecting the sunrise view at Kalapatthar is the best experience of the whole trek. You will then get back to Gorakshep for the breakfast, before taking the way back to Pheriche. You will be following the same way back to get to Pheriche. You will be spending your night at one of the many teahouses at Pheriche. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

The easy and pleasant way. Although the distance is a bit longer, the route is mostly descending. You will be crossing the familiar village of Pangboche, Tengboche before getting back to Namche Bazar. At Namche Bazar, you can go to the café to enjoy the good coffee and the fresh bakes. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

Retrace the same way back, that you have followed up. Get the final glimpse of mount Everest, enjoy the stunning trails, and wish a piece of good luck to the trekkers going up. At Lukla, you will be saying goodbye to your porter as well.

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

With collecting all the greatest memories of the trek, today you will be flying back to Kathmandu. From Kathmandu airport, you will be transferred to the hotel where you can take a relaxing rest. 

  • Food: Breakfast Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a 3-star hotel on a twin/double sharing basis.

You can take an entire day on resting at Kathmandu. You can also go to the spa or massages to give some relief for your tired body. You can also do some shopping in Thamel. 

  • Food: Breakfast Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a 3-star hotel on a twin/double sharing basis.

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Includes

    • Airport pick up and drop off by a private vehicle 
    • Hotel in Kathmandu at a 3-star category hotel on a twin/double sharing basis. 
    • Private vehicle and guide during Kathmandu valley sightseeing. 
    • All the entrance fees, and the permits needed for the trip. 
    • Domestic flight (Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu). 
    • An experienced English-speaking guide and his all expenses during the trekking.
    • Porter(s) during the trekking and their all expenses.
    • Food (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trekking 
    • Teahouse accommodation during the trekking. 
    • Guide and porter insurance. 
    • All the government taxes and the company service charge. 

Doesn't Include

    • International airfare.
    • Travel insurance 
    • Nepal visa fees 
    • Food in Kathmandu. 
    • Extra charges of WIFI, hot shower, boiled water, and electricity to charge the devices during the trekking.
    • Laundries and beverages 
    • Anything that is not mention in the inclusion list.

Complimentary

    Trekking Map,  Welcome and welfare Dinner in Nepali cultural dance shows restaurant, A1Trek company logo print T-shirt, and Trekking Certificate of A1trekking company.  

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