Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lake: Soul-Stirring Everest Views

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Duration

17 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

8 people

Languages

English

About this tour

The Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lake is an unforgettable adventure that seamlessly blends the iconic Everest Base Camp with the serene beauty of Gokyo Lake and the thrilling challenge of crossing the Cho La Pass.

It’s a 17-day odyssey full of excitement and wonder, where you’ll experience the thrill of discovering new places, journeying through some of the most stunning landscapes in the Himalayas, and enjoying soul-stirring views of Mount Everest

Highlights of the Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lake:

Cho La Pass:

The challenging Cho La Pass is one of the highlights of the Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lake. It is located at an elevation of 5,420 meters (17,780 feet). From there, you may enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and glaciers. However, crossing it is not an easy task! It’s a true challenge that puts your trekking skills to the test, as well as your endurance.

Gokyo Lake:

The Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lake is thrilling, especially because of the serene Gokyo Lake situated at 4,700 meters (15,400 feet) above sea level. This stunning highlight of the adventure offers a breathtaking view of the majestic Himalayan peaks reflected on the lake’s surface, leaving trekkers amazed by nature’s beauty.

Everest Base Camp:

Everest Base Camp, at an elevation of 5,364 meters (17,598 feet), is a dream destination for many hikers. It’s where climbers gather before beginning their Challenging journey up the world’s tallest mountain. With mountains all around, the base camp is a breathtaking and inspiring destination for anybody who arrives.

Namche bazaar:

At 3,440 meters, Namche Bazaar is a lively market area and a crossroads of cultures for trekkers in the Khumbu region of Nepal. It is a key stop for travelers touring the Himalayas since it offers stunning views of Everest along with basic amenities like lodges and teahouses.

The Terrain, Geography, and History:

Famous mountaineers attempting to reach the world’s highest peak have used the Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lake, enriching its history. Along the journey, travelers pass through a range of landscapes, from dense rhododendron woods and serene monasteries to rushing rivers and freezing glaciers.

Moreover, each step along this historic path brings you closer to understanding the challenges and victories that mountaineers have encountered throughout history. The Everest Base Camp trek via Gokyo Lake offers an unforgettable adventure for explorers of all ages, whether you’re drawn to its rich history, stunning landscapes, or unique wildlife.

Food, accommodations, and weather on treks:

Along the way, cozy tea houses provide twin-sharing accommodations, offering a warm stay in the cold mountains. Additionally, dining in the Himalayas is an adventure in and of itself, with menus ranging from traditional Nepali dal bhat to global favorites such as pizza and spaghetti to suit every taste.

Regarding weather, the best times to visit are from March to May and from September to November. During these months, the weather is clear, and the scenery is breathtaking. However, in the off-season, fewer crowds are present, but one must be prepared for colder temperatures, snow, and rain.

Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lake Difficulty:

Due to its high altitudes and steep terrain, the Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lake difficulty is challenging. It requires some prior trekking experience in addition to good physical fitness. Our guides put safety first, making the Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lake experience accessible to adventurers with varied ability levels as long as they plan and proceed with caution.

Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lake Itinerary:

The Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lake typically spans 16-17 days, starting with exploration in Kathmandu, followed by a scenic flight to Lukla and stays at landmarks like Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, and Dingboche before reaching Everest Base Camp.

Our Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lake itinerary ensures that you experience the best, from lively Namche Bazaar to serene Gokyo Lake, and includes conquering Cho La Pass and being amazed while standing at Everest Base Camp. Below, we have provided a detailed itinerary for a better understanding of the trek trails

Gears, Packing, Electricity, and Internet during Everest Base Camp Trekking with Gokyo Lake:

Before your trek, we’ll conduct a comprehensive gear check and assist with any necessary arrangements to ensure you’re fully prepared. Additionally, our detailed gear list is designed to cover all the essentials needed for the Himalayan climate and terrain.

In the Himalayas, people source electricity from small hydropower projects and solar panels. Charging costs vary with elevation, showing how remote this adventure is. Also, Wi-Fi and network services are available, but they often don’t work well and cost extra.

Ready for the magnificent Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lake? You’ll face challenges, but the experiences will be unforgettable. Are you up for it? Contact us now.

Highlights

  • Scenic Flight to Lukla: Experience one of the world's most thrilling flights into Lukla, the gateway to Mount Everest.
  • Sherpa Culture and Hospitality: Immerse yourself in the rich Sherpa culture and enjoy the warm hospitality in traditional tea houses.
  • Sagarmatha National Park: Walk through this UNESCO World Heritage Site, home to diverse flora and fauna.
  • Namche Bazaar: Explore the vibrant heart of the Khumbu region, serving as a crucial acclimatization stop.
  • Tengboche Monastery: Visit this spiritual haven offering panoramic views of the Himalayas, including Everest.
  • Everest Base Camp: Stand at the base of the world's highest peak, a dream destination for trekkers globally.
  • Kala Patthar Sunrise View: Ascend to Kala Patthar for an unforgettable sunrise over Mount Everest and surrounding peaks.
  • Cho La Pass: Navigate the challenging Cho La Pass, connecting the Everest Base Camp and Gokyo valleys.
  • Gokyo Lakes and Ri: Discover the stunning beauty of the Gokyo Lakes and ascend Gokyo Ri for spectacular mountain views.
  • Ngozumpa Glacier: Witness the might of the Himalayas by seeing the longest glacier in the Nepal Himalayas.
  • Descending Journey: Reflect on the transformative nature of your trek as you descend through vibrant landscapes back to Lukla.
  • Cultural Insights: Gain deep cultural insights through a city sightseeing or an acclimatization hike.

Included/Excluded

  • International Airport Pickup and drop.
  • 2 way ticket kathmandu-lukla-kathmandu.
  • All private ground transportation.
  • 3 Night twin-sharing/double accommodation in a 3-star hotel or similar standard in Kathmandu, including breakfast (Private room accommodation can be organized at an extra cost
  • Permits for Sagarmath National Park and TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System).
  • Twin-sharing teahouse accommodation during the treks
  • All your standard meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner), including one hot drink and seasonal fruits.
  • One duffle bag, Sleeping bag, down jacket to be returned after the trek.
  • Filtered water in the trails.
  • Strong porters during the trek for carrying luggage (1 porter for every two clients ie: 10kg each )
  • Experienced, first-aid trained, government licensed, English-speaking Travel Makers South Asia's trekking guide.
  • Insurance, food and accommodation for staff.
  • Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu, with a car/van with a certified tour guide.
  • An executive farewell dinner on the last night in Nepal.
  • All administrative expenses and government taxes.
  • Trek completion certificate and map.
  • Lunch and dinner in kathmandu.
  • Entrance fee for 2 sightseeing points in kathmandu.
  • Any beverages inc. water.
  • Insurance and international flights.
  • Tips for your staff.
  • Gas showers, wifi and charging at high places.

Itinerary

Time: As per your ticket
Distance: N/A
Altitude: 1,400 meters
Welcome to the heart of Nepal, Kathmandu – a city where the whispers of the past coexist with the hustle of modern life. Your journey into the extraordinary starts here, at an elevation of 1,400 meters, cradled by the majestic Himalayas. Upon your arrival, a warm greeting awaits from one of our experienced guides, ensuring a seamless transition from the moment you land to your comfortable accommodation. This day is yours to relax and immerse yourself in the anticipation of the adventure that lies ahead.

Time: Full day
Distance: Varies
Altitude: 2,500 meters (if acclimatization hike is chosen)
Dive into the cultural riches of Kathmandu with a guided tour of its historical temples and bustling marketplaces, or opt for a gentle acclimatization hike to the serene outskirts, reaching elevations up to 2,500 meters. This day not only aids in adjusting to higher altitudes but also offers a glimpse into the breathtaking landscapes and spiritual essence of Nepal. Embrace the blend of beauty, spirituality, and history that Kathmandu has to offer.

Time: 3-4 hours trek
Distance: 8 km
Altitude: Phakding (2,610m)
After a scenic flight to Lukla, your trekking journey begins, descending towards the Dudh Koshi River to reach Phakding. This initial trek is an introduction to the magnificent vistas of the Himalayas and the lush landscapes that define this region. The walk is relatively light, allowing you to savor the fresh mountain air and the serene ambiance of the trails.

Time: 5-6 hours trek
Distance: 10-12 km
Altitude: Namche Bazaar (3,440m)
The trail from Phakding to Namche Bazaar is where the heart of the Himalayas begins to unveil itself. Ascend through forests of rhododendron and along the banks of the Dudh Koshi, crossing suspension bridges and catching the first glimpses of Everest. Namche Bazaar, the gateway to the high Himalayas, awaits to offer you its warm hospitality and a first taste of mountain life.

Time: Optional hikes
Distance: Varies
Altitude: 3,440 meters
An essential day for acclimatization, spend your time exploring the vibrant streets of Namche Bazaar or undertaking short hikes to nearby viewpoints. This day is crucial for adjusting to the altitude, ensuring your body is well-prepared for the higher elevations ahead.

Time: 5-6 hours trek
Distance: 10 km
Altitude: Tengboche (3,860m)
Journey towards Tengboche, home to the famous Tengboche Monastery, nestled amidst the panoramic backdrop of the Himalayan giants. The trek is a blend of uphill challenges and moments of leisure, offering stunning views and spiritual solace at the monastery.

Time: 5-6 hours trek
Distance: 11 km
Altitude: Dingboche (4,410m)
Ascending beyond Tengboche, the trail leads you through alpine meadows and past traditional Sherpa villages, gradually unveiling the stark, rugged beauty of the higher altitudes. Dingboche, a picturesque village, serves as your base for the night, offering a moment of rest under the shadow of the mighty peaks.

Time: 5-6 hours trek
Distance: 7 km
Altitude: Lobuche (4,940m)
With each step towards Lobuche, the air becomes thinner, and the landscapes more profound. The trail is marked by memorials to climbers and breathtaking views of the Khumbu Glacier. Lobuche stands as a serene stopover, nestled amidst the giants, offering a night of rest before the journey continues towards even grander vistas.

Time: 6-7 hours trek
Distance: 15 km (round trip)
Altitude: Gorak Shep (5,164m); Everest Base Camp (5,364m)
The trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep is where dreams and landscapes converge. As you reach Gorak Shep, the final leg to Everest Base Camp awaits. Standing at the base of the world's highest peak is a moment of unparalleled emotion, a testament to the spirit of adventure that has guided you through this journey.

Time: 7-8 hours trek
Distance: 9 km
Altitude: Dzongla (4,830m); Kala Patthar (5,545m)
Begin your day early with a climb to Kala Patthar, the highest point of the trek, to witness a breathtaking sunrise over Everest. The ascent is challenging but rewards trekkers with unparalleled 360-degree views of the Himalayan giants. After soaking in the awe-inspiring landscapes, descend to Dzongla, your gateway to the Cho La Pass. This day is a blend of exhilarating highs and serene lows, marking a pivotal moment in your journey.

Time: 7-8 hours trek
Distance: 7 km
Altitude: Thagnak (4,700m); Cho La Pass (5,368m)
The trek from Dzongla to Thagnak, via the challenging Cho La Pass, is a highlight for many adventurers. Traversing this pass requires stamina and determination, taking you across icy trails and rocky paths. The panoramic views from the pass are a fitting reward, with a stunning vista of glaciers, peaks, and the untouched wilderness of the Himalayas. Thagnak serves as a tranquil rest stop after the day's exhilarating journey.

Time: 2-3 hours trek
Distance: 4 km
Altitude: Gokyo Lakes (4,790m)
A relatively shorter trek leads you to the mesmerizing Gokyo Lakes, a series of six turquoise high-altitude lakes. Gokyo, with its serene lakes and the nearby Gokyo Ri (5,357m), offers some of the most spectacular scenery in the Everest region. This day allows for rest and exploration around these pristine waters, providing a moment of peace and reflection amidst the grandeur of the Himalayas.

Time: 6-7 hours trek
Distance: 14 km
Altitude: Gokyo Ri (5,357m); Dole (4,038m)
Ascend Gokyo Ri early in the morning to catch another sublime sunrise over Everest and the surrounding peaks. The view from Gokyo Ri rivals that of Kala Patthar, offering a unique perspective of the Everest massif. After descending from Gokyo Ri, begin your journey back towards Lukla, with a stop at Dole. The trek back is a journey of reflection, walking paths you've come to know, with a newfound appreciation for the journey and transformations experienced.

Time: 6-7 hours trek
Distance: 15 km
Altitude: Manjo (2,840m)
Journeying from Dole to Manjo, you descend through vibrant forests, with each step marking your return to the lush foothills of the Himalayas. Manjo, a quaint village nestled in the embrace of nature, offers a serene stopover. It's a day of introspection, as you edge closer to completing your grand adventure.

Time: 4-5 hours trek
Distance: 11 km
Altitude: Lukla (2,860m)
Your final trekking day from Manjo to Lukla is filled with nostalgia. Retracing the steps of your journey's outset, you'll feel a sense of achievement mixed with the bittersweet end of an epic trek. Lukla’s vibrant atmosphere welcomes you back, offering a space to celebrate the completion of your trek with fellow adventurers.

Time: 35-40 minutes flight
Distance: N/A
Altitude: Kathmandu (1,400m)
Take a morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, leaving the serene mountains behind. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, the rest of the day is yours to relax, explore, or simply reminisce about the journey undertaken. The vibrant streets of Kathmandu contrast the tranquility of the mountains, offering a gentle reintegration into urban life.

Time: As per your flight schedule
Distance: N/A
Altitude: N/A
Your journey through the heart of the Himalayas concludes today. With memories etched into your soul and a spirit enriched by the mountains, it's time to say goodbye to Nepal. Our team will ensure you're transferred to the airport for your flight home, leaving you with a heart full of adventures and stories to tell.

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Languages

English

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