Gokyo Lake

Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake Trek

  • Trip Duration18 Days
  • Trip GradeModerate to Strenuous
  • Max. Altitude5535m/18,154ft
  • Cost Starting FromContact Us
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Transportation: Private Transport + Flight
  • Accommodation: Local Mountain Lodge
  • Max. Altitude: 5535m/18,154ft
  • Min. Group Size: 01 Minimum - 10 Maximum

Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake Trek is a large part of the classic Everest Base Camp trek route with the relatively unexplored wonders of the Gokyo Lakes region adventure is  the best combinaton trek in Khumbu region. Gokyo Lake trek is hidden valley of the Khumbu region, Gokyo village is one of the Himalayas’ unsung treasures. Your trek will bring you over the winding path between forgotten valleys, snaking around tranquil lakes and traditional villages. You’ll also come face-to-face with the jewels of the Gokyo Lakes: Gokyo Ri, and the Fifth Lake - the splendor of which overlooks a stunning view of majestic Everest! Explore the glistening ice trail of the Cho La pass over a glacier before hiking to Kala Patthar, the famed Black Rock, as you savor the views of Everest, Pumari, Lhotse, Nuptse, and other peaks. We’ll then spend a thrilling day at the Everest Base Camp, and follow the classic trail down the mountain. 

Enjoy Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake Trek is unforgettable journey with the reassurance of our experience field crews guides and porters helping you each step of the way. Enjoy quaint teahouse lodging and the company of the friendly, welcoming mountain locals. Your trip is fully customizable  so please feel free to write us if you like to costumize as per your time and interest,  we love helping you make the memories of a lifetime.

Itinerary

Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu - 1350M/ 4428Ft

Welcome to Nepal! We'll be meeting you at the airport and transferring you to your hotel in Kathmandu. This evening, we'll meet for a briefing and discussion of final arrangements.

Walking Distance: 8km ( about 3-4 hours)
We'll be up early to board a quick flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, the official kick-off point of our adventure. Upon arrival, you'll meet your guide and porters - you'll be spending plenty of time together, so this is an exciting moment! - and, soon enough, be setting off on foot. We start off on the stone-paved trails heading towards Bhaisekharka, over the uphill/downhill path to Phakding. On the way, we'll spy Mani (prayer rocks) and plenty of gorgeous scenery. We'll arrive at Phakding with plenty of time for either a nap before dinner, a walk through the village, or a quick hike to Gompa.

Walking Distance: 10-12km ( about 5-6 hours)
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.

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, or nearby Thame, a historic village. 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. The National Park office and close-by monasteries are also worth a visit!

walking distance : ( about 6 hours )
We'll take one final loop of Namche before heading up a nice, easy trail that overlooks the snow-capped peaks of Shanasa. We'll ascend Mongla Hill on its left side and then head downward to Phortse Thanga, and lunch. It's a relatively simple afternoon walk to Dole - our stopping point - a small village adorned with a handful of teahouses.

walking distance ( about 5 hours)
The day starts with a climb over Dole via a scenic ridge. We'll follow our trail along a valley high over the river, crossing sandy spurs to gain Machhermo by midday with enough time to visit the Himalayan Rescue Association and get some well-needed rest.

Walking distance: ( about 5 to 6 hours )
Over the ridge we go, starting our day with fantastic views of the valley to Kangtega and the northern part of Cho-Oyu. We'll descend towards the river bank and then begin the climb towards the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpa glacier. As the trail follows the valley, it evens out again and brings us past Long Ponga Lake. We'll pause to appreciate the view before trekking another hour to the village of Gokyo, located on the edge of the third lake.

We've arrived in the Gokyo Lake Valley, and today is our day to explore, acclimate, and appreciate the stunning natural beauty of the area. We'll hike to Gokyo Ri in the morning, and savor the fantastic views of the entire Khumbu region, as well as Everest, Cho Yu, and other Himalayan peaks. Get your camera out - the photos are sure to be amazing. We'll hike around the fourth and fifth lake, taking time to soak up all the views. When we get back, you'll have time to relax and explore at leisure.

walking distance: ( about 3 to 5 hours)
We only hike three hours today, but we'll need to start early! We are crossing the Ngozumpa glacier, which is the longest in Nepal. We need to make the crossing in the morning, before the glacier starts melting and gets too slippery and dangerous to trek. Even this early, you'll still hear the sounds of small rocks sliding into the glacial lake! Upon arrival in Taknak, we'll climb a small hill to acclimatize, and then spend the remainder of the day resting.

walking distance: ( about 6 to 8 hours)
Today is potentially one of the toughest days of our adventure! We'll face a steep climb after breakfast, followed immediately by a sharp drop in the trail heading down towards the bottom of the Chola Pass. We'll climb again after that, passing Buddhist prayer flags and gorgeous mountain views before carefully following an icy downhill trail past a huge rock to Dzungla.

walking distance: ( about 6 hours)
A modest downhill path brings us to Lobuche after breakfast, and then through a rocky pass. We'll experience fabulous views of Everest, Nuptse, Pumori, and other peaks! This is your chance to also spy the Khumbu Glacier. We'll pass through Kalapathar, and then on to Gorakshep.

walking distance: (about 6 hrs )
The trail to the Everest Base Camp is straight but steep, involving rocky dunes and moraine - the 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.

walking distance: ( about 7 hrs )
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 down in the direction of Pheriche, our nighttime stop. Our pace will be a lot brisker as we descend, and the walking is easier going this way.

walking distance : (about 8 hours)
we walk from Pheriche is mainly downhill, although it does, counter intuitively, require an hour scaling a hill. We’ll pass through Tengboche before arriving in Namche by late afternoon for some relaxation. Tomorrow is our last day on the mountain.

walking distance: (about 8 hours)
After breakfast, we trek toward the Hillary Suspension Bridge and then pass through several local villages, one of which is Phakding. Our arrival in Lukla brings an evening in a proper hotel 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.

Flight 35 Mins
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. We’ll reunite in the evening for a farewell dinner at one of the best Nepalese restaurants in town.

Enjoy a full day to explore the gorgeous, historic Nepalese capital! We build an extra day into this itinerary in case of any internal flight days. Hopefully everything has gone smoothly and your relaxing in Kathmandu!

Have breakfast at hotel 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. Home sweet Home

Trip Cost Details

Cost Include

  • Arrival and departure and all land transfer as per itinerary.
  • One day city tour with our city guided tour with private transport
  • Three night hotel (your choice) in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast basis in city center.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner whilst on trekking ( Local hygienic food )
  • Local guest house accommodations in trekking on twin sharing (bathroom outside)
  • Applicable trekking fees (National park permit and TIMS).
  • Trekking leader English speaking
  • Porters (one porter between two persons is provided to carry the clients personal effects)
  • Domestic flight to and from Lukla including guide.
  • Duffle bags for porters are provided
  • Insurance for the trekking staff. (insurance as per state law)
  • All the government tax and our (Mount Trails) service charges.

 

 

Cost Exclude

  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Extra accommodation, meal and sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • International flights and Visa.
  • Your travel insurance (for travel, cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss of life, theft of or damage to personal effects).
  • Tips and gratuities (crew frequently receives some recognition for good service)
  • Costs arising from unforeseen events outside the control of Mount Trails
  • Personal expenses such as alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, mineral water, monuments entrance fees, postage, laundry, battery charge, video, camera, phone, etc.
  • All other services not included in the "cost includes" section above.

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Useful Info

What Makes This Trip Different? 

Mount Trails believe in the quality services with great vlaue to our guests.  Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained and licensed local guides who knows the destination much better than others. Not only this but also we give benefits the local communities and helps to conserve natural resources which reduced in costs and consumption.

Mount Trails works for social causes with some non-profit organization http://letsgocool.org concerned with environmental conservation and preservation includes Orphan children who need better education and the better life. We are supporting for the cause with some of our profits to a certain organization so that we can make their life better and bring happiness in thier life. We believe that education and healthy children make more stable and better future of Nepal. For donation, Sponsorship or any kind of Voluntourism, please contact to our orginization at - gocooltonepal@gmail.com  

Trip Note

Our Trekking Group

The trekking group is depends on the number of persons but we normally take in 02-10 persons in a group. However, if you are in a bigger group of more than 10 persons, we can manage trekking accordingly. The maximum number 10  is the outcome of generally organized group treks. But, we are good at organizing treks for any group size you require. 

Besides the trekking group, we have our local staffs to assist you as well. Trekking does not just mean traveling around; it will be more rewarding if you can gain good bunch of information of the areas you travel. So, we provide you with guides for that and in order to assure easy travel experience, we have porters who would carry on your luggage. We will facilitate you with 1 porter between 2 trekkers. Our porter carry maximum of 20 kg weight. 

Guides and Porters

For trekking group of 1 to 5 people, we provide – 1 Guide and Porter (1 porter between two trekkers).

For trekking group of more than 5 people, we provide – 1 Guide, 1 Assistant Guide and Porter (1 porter between two trekkers).

Accommodation

Our overnight stay would be on Tea Houses/lodges during Trekking of Tsum Valley.  Twin sharing comfortable beds and common bathroom will be provided. The place is clean and hygienic. However, if you require a single supplement accommodation, it can also be made available on request at an additional cost of US$ 40. But still you need to be aware that single supplement accommodation may not be available at all the places during your trek in Himalayas. 

Meals

We mostly serve fresh and hygienic food to let you experience typical Nepali food, special mountain foods and other cuisines including international cuisine like Indian, Tibetan, Italian, and Continental. You can always make your choices from the food menu available there. We will have breakfast and dinner at lodge/tea houses mostly whereas we will have the lunch on our way. 

While in Kathmandu, your accommodation is at tourist standard hotels facilitated with Attached Bath, A/C, 24 hours running hot/cold shower, Internet service and others. The facilities provided here is of 2 to 3 star standard hotel and we serve you a breakfast at same hotel.

Transportation

The means of transportation are private cars/vans and public bus. Pick up and drop off from airport to hotel, and hotel to airport will be done by private transportation. Also we can arrange domestic flight as per your request. Trek in Nepal will start with a drive from Kathmandu to trek starting point.

Safety and Precaution

It is necessary that you take in good precaution during your travel to avoid any difficulties in your Trekking in Himalayas. As the trekking leads to higher altitude range, you need some trustworthy, experienced, qualified and well-equipped people around you. Your safety is assured by the local trek guide and other staffs. 

Since these hikes take you on the remote Himalayan region, it is very essential that you are accompanied with the very experienced, qualified and well-equipped leader such that your trek runs safe and successful one. All our guides at Mount Trails are trained and licensed from Nepal Government, certified from TAAN and Nepal Mountaineering Association with experience over many years. So, this is a double assurance for your safety and to make sure that you are in the correct and professionals hand. Thus, you need not worry about anything; we are here only at your service.

Health Issues

Regarding health issues, we are well aware that you are likely to get Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Going up high at faster pace is too harmful and can be fatal as well because of less oxygen. Some general symptoms of AMS are mentioned clearly on this link: http://www.mounttrails.com/altitude-sickness-in-nepal-himalaya.html

Trekking plus

If above program itinerary that don't suit to you and wish to modify above itinerary then please let us know, we would be so much happy to create a tailor made itinerary as per your time and interest.It is also possible to combines above trip with Jungle safari, rafting, Mountain flight or with any other travel plans in Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan. Mount Trails expert trek tour operator will design and arrange your holiday as per your time length and interest.