Everest Base Camp Via Gokyo Lakes Trek - 16 Days

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Everest Base Camp Via Gokyo Lakes Trek - 16 Days

Trip At Glance

Duration:

16 days

Accommodation:

3 star Hotel in Kathmandu Best Available Lodge in Trekking

Meals:

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Activities:

Active walking flight to Lukla Kathmandu sightseeing explore Sherpa culture

Group size

2-16

Starts/Ends

Kathmandu to Kathmandu

Best Time

March to May/ September to November

Walking Hours

7-8 hours

Overview

The Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lakes Trek is a thrilling and awe-inspiring adventure in the heart of the Himalayas, blending the classic Everest Base Camp route with the beauty of Gokyo's turquoise lakes. Starting in Lukla, the trek leads you through the breathtaking Gokyo Valley, where you'll witness the stunning Gokyo Lakes and conquer the challenging Renjo La Pass for unparalleled mountain vistas.

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Everest Base Camp Via Gokyo Lakes Trek: A Majestic Himalayan Odyssey


Welcome to an exhilarating adventure—the Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes! This extraordinary journey takes trekkers deep into the heart of the mesmerizing Khumbu region, a haven for mountaineering enthusiasts and nature lovers alike.The Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes is a journey that beckons the bold and the adventurous. It promises not only the majesty of the Himalayas but an immersive cultural experience, forging memories to last a lifetime. So, lace up your boots, pack your backpack, and get ready for an odyssey that will leave you spellbound amidst the grandeur of Everest and the Gokyo Lakes.

 

What Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lake offers us?

The Mesmerizing Gokyo Lakes
The trek commences in the iconic Everest region, introducing travelers to the vibrant Sherpa culture and breathtaking landscapes. As you traverse through rhododendron forests and traditional villages, the allure of the Gokyo Lakes beckons. These azure gems, nestled amidst snow-capped peaks, provide a surreal backdrop that captures the essence of natural beauty.

A Scenic Adventure
 Trekkers are treated to awe-inspiring panoramas at Gokyo Ri, a vantage point that showcases Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu. The tranquil Ngozumpa Glacier, the largest in Nepal, is a sight to behold, underscoring the magnificence of the Himalayas.

Immersed in Sherpa Culture
The trek is also a cultural immersion, allowing interaction with the resilient Sherpa community. Their warm hospitality, colorful prayer flags, and intricately designed monasteries offer a glimpse into their way of life. Trekkers have the opportunity to visit Tengboche Monastery, a spiritual hub in the region, adding a spiritual dimension to the adventure.

What are the challenges and their mitigates in the trial to EBC via Gokyo Lake?

The journey isn't without its challenges—altitude, weather, and physical endurance are significant factors. Proper acclimatization, careful planning, and suitable gear are essential to overcome these hurdles and conquer the trek. Yet, the trials only enhance the triumphs, making reaching Everest Base Camp a monumental achievement.

Practicalities and Tips

For those seeking this extraordinary adventure, it's crucial to plan accordingly. Timely permits, a reliable trekking agency, and a well-structured itinerary are imperative. The best time to trek is during pre-monsoon (March to May) and post-monsoon (September to November) for clear skies and pleasant weather.

Major Highlights of the Everest Base Camp Trek Via Gokyo Lakes 

  • Explore UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kathmandu
  • Breathtaking flight to Phaplu and Lukla to Kathmandu.
  • Get to know about Shepra Culture, their religion and lifestyles.
  • Visit Tengboche Monastery
  • Trekking through Cho La pass above 5000m.
  • Sparkling Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri.
  • Remarkable views of the Khumbu Icefall.
  • Hike up to Kala Patthar (5555m) & Nangkartshang Peak (5083)m
  • Trek to Everest base camp and Khumbu glacier.
  • Get close to the world's highest mountains. Mt.Everest (8848.86m)

Outline Itinerary for the Everest Base Camp Trek Via Gokyo Lakes

We have designed this 16- days Itinerary for you so that it will be easier for you to know about your trip. But also, if you wish for slight change in it you can customize it accordingly.  

Day 01: Arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu (1,345 m), transfer to a hotel, document preperation. Overnight stay at a hotel.

Day 02: Fly to Lukla (2860m, 45 min of flight), trek to Phakding (2610m, 3-4 hrs of trek) and Overnight stay in Phakding.

Day 03: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m: 5-6 hours trek). Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar.

Day 04: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Phortse Thanga (3650 m: 5-6 hours trek), Overnightstay in Phortse Thanga.

Day 05:Trek from Phortse Thanga to Machhermo (4470 m: 4-5 hours), Overnight stay in Machhermo.

Day 06: Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo (4750 m: 4-5 hours). Overnight stay in Gokyo.

Day 07:Gokyo Valley Acclimatization, Hike to Gokyo RI (5357 m: about 2 hours of trek) and                   return back to Gokyo. Overnight stay in Gokyo.

Day 08:Trek from Gokyo to Thagnak (4700 m: 4-5 hours trek). Overnight stay in Thagnak.

Day 09: Trek from Thangnak via Cho la pass to Dzongla (4830 m: 7-8hours). Overnight stay in Dzongla.

Day 10: Trek from Dzongla to Lobuche (6119 m: 2-3hours). Overnight stay in Lobuche.

Day 11:Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep , trek to EBC (5364 m: 4-5 hour of trek) and return back to Gorakshep. Overnight stay in Gorakshep.

Day 12: Hike from Gorakshep to Kalapatthar (5644 m: 1-2 hours) and return back to Pheriche 4,371 m (14,340 ft): 4-5 hour of trek. Overnight stay in Pheriche.

Day 13:Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3440 m: 6-7 hours of trek). Overnight stay in                   Namche Bazaar.

Day 14: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2860 m: 3-4 hour of trek). Overnight stay in Lukla.

Day 15: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel, Explore the city and Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Day 16: Final Departure from Kathmandu. 

What are the options for accommodation, food, and facilities available along the Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes, particularly in teahouses or lodges?

Throughout the Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes, trekkers can find accommodation primarily in teahouses or lodges, which are essential stops along the route. These lodging options offer modest yet adequate amenities such as twin-bed rooms with basic bedding, shared bathrooms, and communal dining areas. The menu at teahouses and lodges includes a range of local and international dishes, providing sustenance for trekkers. While the facilities are basic and vary in cleanliness and comfort, these stops serve as crucial rest points, offering not only a place to stay but also an opportunity to refuel and connect with fellow trekkers amidst the breathtaking Himalayan scenery. Making reservations in advance or arriving early in the day is advisable, particularly during peak trekking seasons, to secure accommodation.

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Food
Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1345

Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA):

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, Nepal, you step into a vibrant country teeming with culture and adventure. TIA is located at an altitude of approximately 1,345 meters (4,413 feet) above sea level, surrounded by the magnificent Himalayas. As you disembark the plane and proceed through immigration and customs, a representative from the Everest Base Camp Trek and Tours will warmly welcome you. They will be holding a signboard with your name for easy identification.

Once you gather your luggage and meet your representative, you will be escorted to a comfortable hotel in Kathmandu. The representative will guide you to the designated vehicle for the transfer.

Check-in and Hotel Orientation:

Upon arriving at the hotel, the hotel staff will assist you with the check-in process. They will provide you with an orientation, showcasing the facilities, room arrangements, dining area, and other amenities available at the hotel.

Document Preparation:

You will be driven to the Tourism board where your guide or a representative from the Everest Base Camp Trek and Tours will assist you in preparing the necessary documents for the trek. This typically includes a trekking permit, TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card, and any other required permits. They will explain the details and ensure you have everything in order for a smooth trekking experience.

Free Time and Rest:

After check-in, you have the remainder of the day to relax and recover from any travel fatigue. The free time allows you to rest, freshen up, and adjust to the new time zone.

Evening Briefing:

In the early evening, a pre-trek briefing is typically conducted at the hotel. Your trekking guide will provide a comprehensive overview of the upcoming trek, including the itinerary, expected weather conditions, equipment needed, and any other essential information. You'll have the opportunity to ask questions and clarify any concerns.

Dinner and Overnight Stay at the Hotel:

Dinner is organized at the hotel's restaurant or at a nearby restaurant. It's an opportunity to taste authentic Nepalese cuisine and get a glimpse of the diverse flavors offered in the country. You'll spend the night at the hotel.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2610

Early Morning Flight to Lukla:

Today, you kick off your trek with an early morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu is where you board a domestic flight, and the approximately 45-minute journey takes you to Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla. The flight is an adventure in itself, offering stunning views of the Himalayan peaks and landscapes.

Arrival in Lukla (2860m):

Upon landing in Lukla, you'll meet your trekking team and organize your belongings. Lukla, situated at an elevation of 2,860 meters (9,383 feet), is the gateway to the Khumbu region and the starting point of your trek.

Commencement of Trek to Phakding:

From Lukla, the trek begins with a descent towards the Dudh Koshi River. The trail is well-marked and offers glimpses of beautiful mountain scenery. You'll pass through the village of Cheplung and further descend to Ghat (2,530 meters), a small village alongside the Dudh Koshi River. Here, you may stop for a brief rest and your lunch before continuing.

The trek continues along the river, crossing suspension bridges and experiencing the serene beauty of the surrounding nature. After a few hours of trekking, you'll reach Phakding.

Arrival in Phakding and Check-in:

Upon reaching Phakding, your guide will assist you in finding a suitable teahouse for the night's stay. Teahouses are cozy lodges providing basic amenities and a warm welcome to weary trekkers. You'll check in, settle into your room, and have a chance to rest and freshen up.

You can use your free time to explore Phakding, soak in the natural beauty, or visit nearby monasteries or gompas. 

Dinner and Overnight Stay in Phakding:

In the evening, dinner is served at the teahouse's dining area. You'll have a hearty meal, often consisting of a variety of Nepali and international dishes. After dinner, you'll retire to your room for a well-deserved night's rest in Phakding. 

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3440

Morning Start:

After a restful night in Phakding, you'll start your day early. Breakfast is served at the teahouse, providing you with the energy needed for the day's trekking adventure.

Departure from Phakding:

The trek from Phakding (2,610 meters) to Namche Bazaar (3,440 meters) is one of the most scenic and significant portions of the Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lakes Trek.

Crossing Suspension Bridges:

You'll follow the well-trodden trail that meanders along the Dudh Koshi River, crossing several suspension bridges along the way. These bridges are not only functional but also offer thrilling experiences as they sway gently over the rushing river below.

Villages and Teahouses:

As you trek through the lush forested area, you'll encounter picturesque villages like Tok Tok and Benkar. These settlements are often adorned with prayer flags, and you'll have the opportunity to interact with the friendly locals and learn about their culture.

The Sagarmatha National Park Entrance:

Before reaching Monjo, you'll need to check in at the Sagarmatha National Park entry point. Here, your trekking permits will be verified, and you'll have a chance to rest and enjoy refreshments.

Journey to Jorsalle:

Continuing on, you'll pass through Jorsalle (2,740 meters), another charming village. This is a great spot for lunch and a well-deserved break.

Ascent to Namche Bazaar:

The trail gradually ascends from Jorsalle, and you'll notice the air becoming crisper as you gain altitude. After crossing the Hillary Suspension Bridge, the trail steepens, leading you to the challenging ascent known as the "Namche Hill." As you ascend, the first views of Mount Everest (if weather permits) may greet you in the distance, creating excitement and motivation.

Namche Bazaar Arrival:

After 5 to 6 hours of trekking, you'll arrive in Namche Bazaar, a bustling and vibrant Sherpa town nestled in the Himalayas. Namche Bazaar is the commercial and administrative hub of the Khumbu region, and it's known for its vibrant market, numerous teahouses, and stunning panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, including Thamserku and Kongde Ri.

Check-in and Rest:

Your guide will help you find a comfortable teahouse for your overnight stay. You'll check in, settle into your room, and take some time to relax and acclimate to the higher altitude.

Exploration:

The remainder of the day is at your leisure to explore Namche Bazaar, visit the local market, or take a short hike to the Everest View Hotel for your first glimpse of Mount Everest. This acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar prepares you for the higher elevations of the trek.

Dinner and Overnight Stay in Namche Bazaar:

In the evening, you'll enjoy a hearty dinner at the teahouse's dining area. The cozy atmosphere and mountain views create the perfect setting for your first night in Namche Bazaar. After dinner, you'll rest in anticipation of the upcoming days of trekking in the Himalayas.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
3650

Early Start and Breakfast in Namche Bazaar:
Your day begins with an early breakfast in Namche Bazaar (3,440 meters), where you fuel up for the day's trek. Starting early is crucial for a successful trek, allowing ample time to reach the next destination.

Departure from Namche Bazaar:
Leaving the bustling town of Namche Bazaar, you set out on the trail towards Phortse Thanga (3,650 meters). The path gradually ascends, and the air becomes crisper as you gain altitude.

Passing Through Kyangjuma:
The initial part of the trek takes you through Kyangjuma, a small settlement that offers stunning views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Mount Everest. Take a moment to appreciate the awe-inspiring beauty of the mountains.

Descending to the Dudh Koshi River:
After Kyangjuma, the trail descends towards the Dudh Koshi River, providing a change in scenery and a chance to rest your legs before the subsequent ascent.

Ascend to Mong La Pass:
The trail then ascends steeply towards Mong La Pass (3,975 meters), which is a high vantage point offering panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and picturesque landscapes. It's a great spot for a break and some memorable photographs.

Descent to Phortse Tenga:
Following Mong La Pass, the trail descends towards Phortse Tenga. The path leads through rhododendron forests, with the sound of the Dudh Koshi River accompanying you. Phortse Tenga is a small village located at the confluence of two rivers.

Lunch in Phortse Tenga:
You'll stop for lunch in Phortse Tenga (3,500 meters), where you can enjoy a meal in a cozy teahouse. It's a good opportunity to recharge and rest before continuing the trek.

Final Ascent to Phortse Thanga:
The trek continues with a steep uphill climb to Phortse Thanga (3,650 meters). The ascent can be challenging, but the surrounding beauty and the excitement of reaching your destination keep you motivated.

Arrival in Phortse Thanga:
After 5 to 6 hours of trekking, you'll arrive in Phortse Thanga, a serene and picturesque village. The higher altitude of Phortse Thanga provides a unique mountain experience.

Check-in and Rest:
Your guide will assist you in finding a suitable teahouse for your overnight stay. After checking in, take some time to rest, refresh, and enjoy the mountainous ambiance.

Dinner and Overnight Stay in Phortse Thanga:
In the evening, dinner is served at the teahouse, offering a chance to enjoy a warm and hearty meal. The cozy atmosphere and peaceful surroundings make for a pleasant night's rest in preparation for the next day's trek.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
4470

Morning Start and Breakfast in Phortse Thanga:
Your day begins with an early start and a nutritious breakfast in Phortse Thanga (3,650 meters). It's important to fuel up for the day's trek and prepare for the higher altitude you'll be reaching.

Departure from Phortse Thanga:
Leaving Phortse Thanga, you embark on the trail toward Machhermo (4,470 meters), a significant day of trekking through the stunning landscapes of the Everest region. The trail ascends through lush rhododendron and pine forests, providing a pleasant and cool environment for trekking. The fresh mountain air invigorates you as you make your way up.

Views of Taboche and Cho Oyu:
As you trek, you'll be treated to spectacular views of Taboche (6,501 meters) and Cho Oyu (8,188 meters), among other peaks. The breathtaking scenery keeps you motivated and inspired throughout the journey.

Passing through Dole:
En route to Machhermo, you'll pass through Dole (4,038 meters), a charming settlement where you may take a short break. Dole is known for its traditional Sherpa houses and the view of the Khumbila peak.

Continuation to Machhermo:
The trek continues, and you'll gradually ascend towards Machhermo. The trail offers awe-inspiring views of the mountains and glaciers as you approach your destination.

Lunch Break:
You'll have a break for lunch at a teahouse along the trail. A warm meal provides the necessary energy to continue your trek to Machhermo.

Final Ascent to Machhermo:
After lunch, the trail ascends further, leading you to the quaint village of Machhermo (4,470 meters). The last stretch of the climb can be challenging due to the altitude, so it's essential to pace yourself and listen to your body.

Arrival in Machhermo:
After 4 to 5 hours of trekking, you'll arrive in Machhermo, a picturesque settlement nestled in the heart of the Khumbu region. The high altitude and pristine beauty of Machhermo make it a unique and rewarding destination.

Check-in and Rest:
Your guide will assist you in finding a suitable teahouse for your overnight stay. After checking in, take some time to rest and acclimate to the higher elevation.

Dinner and Overnight Stay in Machhermo:
In the evening, dinner is served at the teahouse, offering a variety of dishes to replenish your energy. You'll enjoy a peaceful night's rest in the tranquil atmosphere of Machhermo, preparing you for the upcoming trekking adventures at higher altitudes.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
4750

Early Morning Start and Breakfast in Machhermo:
Your day begins early with a hearty breakfast in Machhermo. Starting early allows you to make the most of the day and reach Gokyo at a reasonable hour.

Departure from Machhermo, Ascend to Pangka and Through Dusa:
Leaving the peaceful village of Machhermo, you set out on the trail towards Gokyo (4,750 meters), a trekking day that promises awe-inspiring views of the Gokyo Lakes and surrounding peaks. The trail initially ascends towards Pangka (4,545 meters), offering captivating views of the surrounding mountains. As you continue, you'll pass through Dusa (4,560 meters), a small settlement on the way.

Beautiful Trail and Views:
The path takes you through a beautiful landscape, with stunning views of Cho Oyu (8,188 meters) and other majestic peaks. The scenery is captivating, encouraging you to keep moving forward.

Arrival at Gokyo:
After approximately 4 to 5 hours of trekking, you'll arrive in Gokyo (4,750 meters), a breathtaking location nestled beside the stunning Gokyo Lakes. The turquoise glacial lakes against the backdrop of towering peaks create a mesmerizing setting.

Check-in and Rest:
Your guide will assist you in finding a suitable teahouse in Gokyo for your overnight stay. After checking in, take some time to rest and acclimate to the higher altitude.

Lunch in Gokyo:
Once you've settled in, you'll have lunch at the teahouse, enjoying a nourishing meal with views of the majestic mountains.

Exploration of Gokyo and Surroundings:
The rest of the day is free for you to explore Gokyo and its surroundings. You can take a short hike to the Fifth Lake or climb Gokyo Ri (5,357 meters) for panoramic views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu. The vibrant and serene Gokyo Lakes offer a perfect backdrop for your exploration.

Dinner and Overnight Stay in Gokyo:
In the evening, dinner is served at the teahouse. The cozy atmosphere and delicious meal provide a perfect end to an eventful day of trekking. Rest well, as the next day brings more incredible views and adventure amidst the high-altitude landscapes of Gokyo.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
5357

Morning Start and Breakfast in Gokyo:
Your morning begins early in Gokyo (4,750 meters) with a nutritious breakfast. Today is dedicated to acclimatization and an exhilarating hike to Gokyo Ri (5,357 meters), providing stunning panoramic views of the Everest region.

Preparation, Departure for Gokyo Ri and Ascent to Gokyo Ri:
After breakfast, you'll prepare for the hike to Gokyo Ri. Make sure you have all the necessary equipment, including warm clothing, water, snacks, and a camera to capture the breathtaking views. The trail starts with a steep ascent towards Gokyo Ri. Although challenging, the trail is well-marked and offers frequent spots to pause and catch your breath while appreciating the surrounding beauty.

Gokyo Ri Summit:
After approximately 2 hours of trekking, you'll reach the summit of Gokyo Ri (5,357 meters). From here, you are rewarded with one of the most incredible panoramic views in the Everest region. The towering peaks of Everest (8,848 meters), Lhotse (8,516 meters), Makalu (8,481 meters), Cho Oyu (8,188 meters), and several other peaks form a breathtaking vista.

Photography and Rest:
Spend some time at the top of Gokyo Ri, taking photographs and absorbing the majestic scenery. It's a moment to cherish and appreciate the hard work that brought you to this remarkable vantage point.

Descent to Gokyo:
After thoroughly enjoying the summit, you'll start the descent back to Gokyo. The downhill trek is much quicker, allowing you to appreciate different views of the landscape.

Lunch in Gokyo:
Once back in Gokyo, you'll have lunch at the teahouse, refueling after the exhilarating hike.

Free Time and Relaxation:
The rest of the day is at your leisure. You can rest, explore Gokyo further, or simply enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the Gokyo Lakes and its surroundings.

Dinner and Overnight Stay in Gokyo:
In the evening, dinner is served at the teahouse. Reflect on your achievement of reaching Gokyo Ri while you rest and prepare for the trek ahead. The memories and photographs from this day will stay with you forever.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
4700

Early Morning Start and Breakfast in Gokyo:
Your day begins with an early start in Gokyo (4,750 meters). Enjoy a hearty breakfast to fuel up for the trek to Thagnak (4,700 meters), a challenging yet rewarding journey.

Departure from Gokyo and Ascend towards Cho La Pass::
Leaving the serene setting of Gokyo, you commence your trek towards Thagnak. The trek today is a vital part of your journey, taking you further into the higher altitudes of the Khumbu region. The trail initially ascends as you make your way towards the famous Cho La Pass. The pass is a challenging high-altitude crossing that you will undertake in the following days. During the trek, you'll be treated to stunning views of the surrounding peaks, including Cho Oyu (8,188 meters) and other neighboring mountains. The ever-changing scenery keeps you engaged and motivated.

Crossing the Ngozumpa Glacier:
You'll trek along the lateral moraine of the Ngozumpa Glacier, the longest glacier in the Khumbu region. The unique landscape and glacial formations provide a fascinating backdrop to your journey.

Arrival in Thagnak:
After approximately 4 to 5 hours of trekking, you'll arrive in Thagnak (4,700 meters), a tranquil settlement surrounded by breathtaking mountains and glaciers. The pristine beauty and isolation of Thagnak make it a perfect stopover during this trek.

Check-in and Rest:
Your guide will assist you in finding a suitable teahouse in Thagnak for your overnight stay. After checking in, take some time to rest and acclimate to the higher elevation.

Lunch in Thagnak:
Once you've settled in, you'll have lunch at the teahouse, enjoying a warm meal and replenishing your energy.

Free Time and Exploration:
The rest of the day is free for you to explore Thagnak and its surroundings. You can take a short hike to get accustomed to the altitude or simply relax and soak in the mountainous ambiance.

Dinner and Overnight Stay in Thagnak:
In the evening, dinner is served at the teahouse. The cozy atmosphere and peaceful setting in Thagnak prepare you for the upcoming challenges of the trek, including the crossing of Cho La Pass. Rest well and enjoy the tranquility of this beautiful mountain village.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
4830

Early Start and Breakfast in Thagnak:
You begin your day with an early start in Thagnak (4,700 meters). A hearty breakfast provides you with the necessary energy for the challenging trek via Cho La Pass to Dzongla (4,830 meters).

Departure from Thagnak and Ascent towards Cho La Pass:
Leaving the peaceful village of Thagnak, you set out on the trail towards the Cho La Pass. This day is challenging due to the high altitude and the ascent to the pass. The trail starts with a steep ascent towards the Cho La Pass (5,420 meters). The path can be rocky and icy, especially as you approach the pass. It's important to take each step carefully and steadily, using trekking poles for support.

Cho La Pass Summit:
After a challenging climb, you reach the summit of Cho La Pass. The views from here are breathtaking, with pristine white snow and towering peaks surrounding you. This is a moment to savor and capture in photographs.

Descent to Dzongla:
The descent from the pass is equally steep and demanding. The trail may be icy or snowy, so it's important to be cautious and follow your guide's instructions. As you descend, the views change, offering a different perspective of the beautiful landscape.

Arrival in Dzongla:
After a strenuous trek of approximately 7 to 8 hours, you'll arrive in Dzongla (4,830 meters). The village is set in a stunning location, and the challenging trek to reach it is rewarding.

Check-in and Rest:
Your guide will assist you in finding a suitable teahouse in Dzongla for your overnight stay. After checking in, take some time to rest and recover from the tough climb.

Lunch in Dzongla:
Once you've settled in, you'll have lunch at the teahouse, enjoying a well-deserved meal and replenishing your energy.

Free Time and Relaxation:
The rest of the day is free for you to relax and recuperate in Dzongla. You can enjoy the views, explore the area, or simply rest in preparation for the trek to Lobuche the following day.

Dinner and Overnight Stay in Dzongla:
In the evening, dinner is served at the teahouse. Reflect on your achievement of crossing Cho La Pass while you rest and prepare for the trek ahead. The challenging but thrilling experiences of this day will be etched in your memory.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
6119

Morning Start and Breakfast in Dzongla:
Your day begins with a relatively early start in Dzongla (4,830 meters). Enjoy a nutritious breakfast before starting your trek to Lobuche (4,910 meters).

Departure from Dzongla, Scenic Trail and Views:
Leaving the beautiful setting of Dzongla, you set out on the trail towards Lobuche. Today's trek is shorter, allowing you to acclimate to the increasing altitude. The trail takes you through a scenic landscape, with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. The crisp mountain air and stunning vistas add to the enjoyment of the trek.

Arrival in Lobuche and Check-in and Rest:
After approximately 2 to 3 hours of trekking, you'll arrive in Lobuche, a small and picturesque settlement located amidst the Himalayan peaks. Your guide will assist you in finding a suitable teahouse in Lobuche for your overnight stay. After checking in, take some time to rest and acclimate to the higher elevation.

Lunch in Lobuche:
Once you've settled in, you'll have lunch at the teahouse, refueling for the journey ahead and enjoying a warm meal.

Visit to the Everest Memorial:
In Lobuche, you have the option to visit the Everest Memorial, a poignant site dedicated to climbers who lost their lives on Mount Everest. It's a sobering reminder of the risks and challenges of mountaineering in this region.

Free Time and Exploration:
The rest of the day is free for you to explore Lobuche and its surroundings. You can relax, soak in the views, or take a short hike to higher elevations for acclimatization.

Dinner and Overnight Stay in Lobuche:
In the evening, dinner is served at the teahouse. Reflect on your journey so far and prepare for the trek to Everest Base Camp the next day. The tranquil ambiance of Lobuche sets the stage for the exciting adventures that lie ahead. Rest well and get ready for the culmination of your trek.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
5364

Early Start and Breakfast in Lobuche:
Your day begins early in Lobuche (4,910 meters) with a hearty breakfast. Today's trek involves a memorable journey to Everest Base Camp (5,364 meters) and back to Gorakshep (5,164 meters).

Departure from Lobuche to ascend Gorakshep:
Leaving Lobuche, you set out on the trail towards Gorakshep, the last inhabited settlement before Everest Base Camp. The trail is rocky and demanding, showcasing the rugged beauty of the Himalayas. As you ascend towards Gorakshep, you'll be surrounded by breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. The air gets crisper as you gain altitude, reminding you of the challenge and excitement that lies ahead.

Lunch in Gorakshep:
Upon reaching Gorakshep, you'll have lunch at a teahouse, refueling for the trek to Everest Base Camp.

Trek to Everest Base Camp:
After lunch, you embark on the trek to Everest Base Camp. The trail is challenging, crossing rocky moraines and the Khumbu Glacier. The anticipation of reaching this iconic destination adds to the thrill of the journey.

Arrival at Everest Base Camp:
After approximately 4 to 5 hours of trekking, you'll arrive at Everest Base Camp. This is a significant milestone, and you'll have the opportunity to explore the base camp area and take photographs.

Explore Everest Base Camp:
Spend time exploring Everest Base Camp, soaking in the atmosphere, and capturing the breathtaking scenery. You'll witness climbers preparing for their expeditions and the iconic Khumbu Icefall in the distance.

Return to Gorakshep, Check-in and Rest in Gorakshep:
After your time at Everest Base Camp, you'll trek back to Gorakshep. The return journey allows you to reflect on the achievement and enjoy a different perspective of the landscape. Your guide will assist you in finding a suitable teahouse in Gorakshep for your overnight stay. After checking in, take some time to rest and rejuvenate.

Dinner and Overnight Stay in Gorakshep:
In the evening, dinner is served at the teahouse in Gorakshep. Reflect on your incredible day and the experiences you've had. Rest well, as the next day involves the descent to lower altitudes and the continuation of your memorable trek.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
4371

Early Start and Breakfast in Gorakshep:
Your day begins with an early start in Gorakshep (5,164 meters). A hearty breakfast provides the energy needed for the exhilarating hike to Kala Patthar.

Ascent to Kala Patthar::
Leaving Gorakshep, you embark on a challenging yet rewarding hike to Kala Patthar (5,644 meters), a prominent viewpoint in the Everest region. The trail ascends steeply as you make your way towards the summit of Kala Patthar. The trek is demanding, but the panoramic views from the top make every step worth it.

Kala Patthar Summit:
After 1 to 2 hours of trekking, you'll reach the summit of Kala Patthar. This vantage point offers unparalleled views of Mount Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, and other surrounding peaks. The sight of Everest from this close vantage is awe-inspiring.

Photography and Rest:
Spend some time at the top of Kala Patthar, capturing breathtaking photographs and taking in the grandeur of the Himalayas. The colors of the sky during sunrise or sunset are particularly mesmerizing.

Descent to Gorakshep:
After enjoying the summit, you'll trek back down to Gorakshep. The descent allows you to appreciate a different view of the landscape.

Lunch in Gorakshep:
Once back in Gorakshep, you'll have lunch at a teahouse, replenishing your energy for the trek to Pheriche. After lunch, you begin the trek to Pheriche (4,371 meters). The trail descends, and you'll be surrounded by stunning views of the Himalayan terrain.

Arrival in Pheriche:
After approximately 4 to 5 hours of trekking, you'll arrive in Pheriche, a charming village located at a lower altitude. The change in elevation brings a different atmosphere and climate.

Check-in and Rest:
Your guide will assist you in finding a suitable teahouse in Pheriche for your overnight stay. After checking in, take some time to rest and relax.

Dinner and Overnight Stay in Pheriche:
In the evening, dinner is served at the teahouse in Pheriche. Reflect on your achievement of reaching Kala Patthar and the remarkable views you witnessed. Rest well, as the descent to lower altitudes continues the following day, bringing you closer to the end of this unforgettable trek.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
3440

Early Start and Breakfast in Pheriche:
Your day begins with an early start in Pheriche (4,371 meters). Enjoy a hearty breakfast before embarking on the trek to Namche Bazaar.

Descending to Orsho:
Leaving Pheriche, you set out on the trail towards Namche Bazaar (3,440 meters). The path takes you through picturesque landscapes and Sherpa villages. The initial part of the trek involves a descent to Orsho (4,050 meters), offering a change in scenery and a chance to rest your legs.

Crossing the Dudh Koshi River and Ascent to Tengboche:
You'll then cross the Dudh Koshi River, using suspension bridges that sway gently as you walk. The river crossings add excitement to the trek. The trail ascends towards Tengboche (3,860 meters), a significant stop with its iconic Tengboche Monastery and panoramic views of Everest, Ama Dablam, and other peaks.

Lunch in Tengboche:
After reaching Tengboche, you'll have lunch, refueling for the remainder of the trek to Namche Bazaar.

Descending to Phunki Tenga:
The trail then descends through rhododendron forests to Phunki Tenga (3,250 meters), a small settlement by the river. From Phunki Tenga, you face a steep uphill climb towards Namche Bazaar. The ascent is challenging but offers more stunning views and a sense of achievement.

Arrival in Namche Bazaar:
After 6 to 7 hours of trekking, you'll arrive in Namche Bazaar (3,440 meters), where you began your trek. The bustling town welcomes you once again. Your guide will assist you in finding a suitable teahouse for your overnight stay. After checking in, take some time to rest and freshen up.

Free Time and Exploration:
The rest of the day is free for you to explore Namche Bazaar. You can visit the local market, buy souvenirs, or simply relax and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of this popular trekking hub.

Dinner and Overnight Stay in Namche Bazaar:
In the evening, dinner is served at the teahouse. Reflect on your journey and the progress you've made. Rest well, as the next day's trek takes you further down the trail, nearing the end of this incredible adventure.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
2860

Early Start and Breakfast in Namche Bazaar:
Your day begins with an early start in Namche Bazaar (3,440 meters). Enjoy a nutritious breakfast before starting the final leg of your trek to Lukla.

Departure for Lukla
Leaving Namche Bazaar, you set out on the trail towards Lukla (2,860 meters). The trek today is relatively shorter, providing a more leisurely pace compared to previous days. The initial part of the trek involves a descent through beautiful pine forests. The trail is well-maintained, making for a pleasant and scenic hike. You'll cross several suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River, offering a thrilling experience as the bridges sway with each step.

Passing Through Phakding:
En route to Lukla, you'll pass through Phakding (2,610 meters), a familiar stop from the early days of your trek. It's a good spot for a short break and a chance to reminisce about your journey. After Phakding, the trail ascends towards Lukla. The final climb is relatively gentle, and you'll soon catch sight of Lukla as you approach.

Arrival in Lukla:
After approximately 3 to 4 hours of trekking, you'll arrive in Lukla, the gateway to the Khumbu region. The familiar surroundings mark the end of your trek. Your guide will assist you in finding a suitable teahouse for your overnight stay in Lukla. After checking in, take some time to rest and freshen up.

Free Time and Relaxation:
The rest of the day is free for you to relax and reflect on your trekking adventure. You can explore Lukla, visit the local market, or simply enjoy the peaceful ambiance.

Dinner and Overnight Stay in Lukla:
In the evening, dinner is served at the teahouse. Reflect on your incredible journey and the experiences you've had along the way. Rest well, as tomorrow you'll take a flight back to Kathmandu, marking the end of this memorable trek.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1345

Morning Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu:

Your day begins early with a flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. The short but scenic flight takes you back to the bustling capital, where you'll bid farewell to the majestic mountains of the Khumbu region.

Arrival in Kathmandu and Transfer to the Hotel:

Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you'll be transferred to your hotel. Take some time to freshen up and relax after the adventurous trek.

Exploration of Kathmandu:

In the afternoon, you have the opportunity to explore Kathmandu, a city rich in history, culture, and heritage. You may visit some of the iconic landmarks such as Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple), Boudhanath Stupa, or Pashupatinath Temple, immersing yourself in the vibrant culture of the Kathmandu Valley.

Shopping and Souvenir Hunting:

Kathmandu is also known for its bustling markets and colorful shops. Take some time to shop for souvenirs and gifts, such as handicrafts, trekking gear, traditional clothing, and local artwork.

Dinner in Kathmandu:

In the evening, you'll enjoy a delicious dinner at a local restaurant, where you can savor authentic Nepali cuisine or international dishes, reflecting on your remarkable journey in the Everest region.

Free Time and Leisure:

The rest of the evening is free for you to relax, unwind, and reminisce about your trekking adventure. You can stroll through the vibrant streets of Kathmandu, enjoy the local culture, or simply rest at your hotel.

Overnight Stay in Kathmandu:

You'll spend the night at your hotel in Kathmandu, resting and rejuvenating after the trek. The comfort of a hotel room is a wonderful contrast to the mountain lodges, allowing you to reflect on the incredible journey you've completed. Rest well, as you prepare for your departure from Kathmandu the following day.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1345

Last Day in Kathmandu:
On your final day in Kathmandu, you'll have some free time before your departure. Take this opportunity to do some last-minute shopping, explore any remaining sites you wish to visit, or simply relax at your hotel.

Packing and Check-out:
If you haven't already done so, organize and pack your belongings, making sure you have everything ready for your departure. Check-out from your hotel and settle any outstanding bills.

Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport:
At the scheduled time, you'll be picked up from your hotel and transferred to Tribhuvan International Airport for your departure. The transfer will be arranged to ensure you reach the airport well in advance of your flight.

Flight Check-in and Security Procedures:
Upon arrival at the airport, proceed to check-in for your flight. Ensure you have all the necessary documents, including your flight tickets, passport, and any required visas. Complete security procedures and head to the designated gate for your flight.

Farewell to Nepal:
As your flight takes off from Kathmandu, bid farewell to the beautiful country of Nepal and the awe-inspiring Himalayas. Reflect on the incredible experiences and memories you've made during your trek to Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lakes and your time exploring the vibrant city of Kathmandu.

Safe Journey Home:
Wishing you a safe and pleasant journey back home. May your memories of this amazing adventure stay with you forever, and may you continue to explore and embark on new adventures in the future. Namaste!

What Is Included ?

  • Pick up and drop facilities from Airport-Hotel-Airport (by private car)
  • Full day city tour by private vehicle.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at typical Nepali restaurant with live cultural program.
  • Stays in 3 star standard hotels or clean lodge/guest houses during the trek. (as per availability)
  • Every meals during the trek.( breakfast, lunch, dinner, including tea and coffees)
  • Seasonable fresh fruit.
  • Experienced, well trained, English speaking guide with all his expenses, insurance, equipment during your travel period.(4:1)
  • One porter for each two member in a group (with all his expenses, insurance, equipment during your travel period)
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per itinerary.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (national Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu)
  • All government and local taxes.

What Is Excluded?

  • Tips for guides porters and drivers
  • Nepalese visa fee.
  • Extra night accommodation due to any reason in Kathmandu.
  • Extra luggage charge.
  • Person expenses not included in the itinerary

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FAQs

Gokyo Lakes is situated approximately 27 kilometers (17 miles) west of Everest Base Camp in the Everest region of Nepal. The distance between Gokyo Lakes and Everest Base Camp adds an element of exploration and diversity to the trek, allowing trekkers to experience the best of both destinations in this stunning region.

The hardest part of the Everest Base Camp trek is often considered to be dealing with the high altitude and its effects on the body. Altitude sickness, such as headaches, nausea, and fatigue caiuses as the oxygen level ceases. Acclimatization is crucial, and the slow pace of the trek helps mitigate the risks. Additionally, unpredictable weather conditions, and the crossing of high mountain passes can present physical challenges. However, with proper preparation, a gradual approach, and determination, these obstacles can be overcome, and the rewarding experience of reaching Everest Base Camp makes it all worthwhile.

Yes, from Gokyo Lakes, trekkers can enjoy spectacular views of Mount Everest (8,848 meters), the highest peak in the world. Gokyo Lakes is located on the western side of the Everest region and offers a different perspective compared to the views from the Everest Base Camp. From Gokyo Ri, a nearby viewpoint that is often climbed for panoramic vistas, trekkers are treated to a breathtaking sight of Everest along with other majestic Himalayan peaks like Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and Ngozumpa Glacier.

Gokyo Ri, a trekking peak in the Khumbu region, is perched above Gokyo Valley on the western side of the Ngozumpa glacier. Typically, it's a two-hour hike from Gokyo, the duration varying based on individual fitness levels. Atop Gokyo Ri, one can behold a breathtaking panorama featuring four majestic 8,000-meter peaks.

The best time to trek to Everest Base Camp is Spring i.e. (from March to May) or during autumn i.e (September to December) the temperature in these seasons guarantees promising and breathtaking views. However temperature reaches below 0 in December yet we can enjoy the mesmerizing views. It's essential to check the latest weather forecasts and conditions before planning the trek for the most accurate and up-to-date information.


In comparison, the standard Everest Base Camp Trek is a shorter route than the Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lakes Trek by three days. Opting for the Gokyo Lakes route extends the journey, allowing trekkers to immerse themselves in the stunning scenic beauty of the Gokyo Lakes, enhancing the overall trekking experience.

The best route for reaching Everest Base Camp is typically the classic route from Lukla to Base Camp via Namche Bazaar. This route offers a well-established and popular path taken by most trekkers, providing a good balance between manageable acclimatization, stunning scenery, and the cultural experience of Sherpa villages. Starting from Lukla, the trek passes through the vibrant Namche Bazaar, allowing trekkers to gradually adjust to the altitude and enjoy the mesmerizing views of the Everest region. It's a well-trodden path, ensuring access to teahouses and facilities, making it a preferred choice for those seeking a well-structured and rewarding journey to the base of the world's highest peak.

There are several routes for the Everest Base Camp Trek, each offering a unique experience. The most popular and traditional route starts from Lukla, passing through Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and finally reaching Everest Base Camp. Another common route is the Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes, where trekkers visit the beautiful Gokyo Valley and its turquoise lakes before rejoining the main trail to Everest Base Camp. Some variations include the Three Passes Trek, which involves crossing high passes like Kongma La, Cho La, and Renjo La, providing additional challenges and breathtaking views. The Jiri to Everest Base Camp route begins with a scenic drive to Jiri, extending the trek by about a week. Each route caters to different preferences, time constraints, and levels of difficulty, allowing trekkers to choose the one that best suits their adventure goals.

The cost for a Gokyo Ri Trek per person usually falls within the range of USD 1400 to USD 2500. This encompasses expenses like permits, travel, accommodation, guide, porter services, and other necessary costs. The overall price can fluctuate based on the season of your trek and the specific activities you intend to engage in during your journey. So update from official website.


Certainly! The distance from Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp is approximately 200 to 300 kilometers. The journey commences with a 30 to 35-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla Airport, where the actual trek begins and ends. Throughout the Everest Base Camp Trek, you'll typically trek for about 6 to 7 hours daily, adjusting based on the trekking agency's package and itinerary and each days you need to complete 15 km of trek. Trekking days can vary, sometimes being shorter or longer, depending on the specific plan and route provided by the trekking agency.

While the Everest Base Camp Trek isn't overwhelmingly challenging, we strongly advise some training and physical fitness. It's essential to be mentally resilient and maintain a positive mindset throughout the trek. Adequate preparation involves understanding what to do and what not to do in case of an emergency, ensuring a smoother experience. Having the right gear is crucial. To embark on the Everest Base Camp Trek, prioritize physical fitness and mental preparedness for a safe and enjoyable journey amidst the stunning Himalayas.

Additional Information

During the trip some of the natural and artificial problems like weather, local politics, and flight delays etc. which are beyond our control can make the change in our itinerary. If it happens we will decide for the best alternative taking into consideration the interest of the whole group. We will do everything to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the result of change or delays. We can also organize helicopter rescue as per request of the clients in delays of flight. The helicopter charges around USD 3500 and it can lift up to 4-5 persons per flight. Please note that you will not be entitled to any refund for the services (such as hotel, transport, flight etc.) included in the package that you would use later.

 Accommodations

Our accommodation will be in 3 star hotel in Kathmandu and will be staying in tea houses and lodges during the trek as per availability. All accommodations are on twin share basis. If you want single supplement it will cost an additional charge. Actual adventure team will manage rooms with attached washrooms, except in some of the tea houses having shared washrooms and toilet facilities.  However single rooms are provided only as per the availability because it may not be available at the higher elevations.

Meals

All meals will be provided during our Everest Base Camp trek including welcome and farewell dinners in Kathmandu. The meals during our stay in Kathmandu will be provided in high class typical Nepali restaurants which serve you with delicious Nepali cuisines whereas we will have our breakfast and dinner in the tea houses/ lodges on trek. We will spend the night and lunch on our way to the next destination. We will serve you with local foods or the foods according to your preference and availability.

Physical condition & Requirements

The 15 days Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lake is an itinerary designed for trekkers having good health and average physical fitness. It is a moderate trek. This trek is specially designed for the travelers with past hiking experience and who can walk up to 6-7 hours a day. Although, there is no experience required. It is best if you start preparing for the trek a month before by doing exercise and maintaining a proper diet. If you have any physical conditions then you should inform the actual adventure team before the trek.

Accommodations

Accommodation Expectations

During the Everest Base Camp & Gokyo Lakes Circuit, your accommodations will vary from a comfortable hotel in Kathmandu on a twin share basis, to a night in a tented camp in Manthali, and 15 nights in traditional mountain lodges (tea houses) on a twin share basis. These tea houses are situated along the trekking routes in Nepal and offer private rooms and a variety of food choices. Although they are generally comfortable, some lodges at higher elevations may be fairly basic.

We have hand-picked all accommodations and continuously monitor their quality to ensure a friendly service, clean and comfortable rooms, and a local flavor. You should be realistic about what to expect in remote areas and the high mountains. Most tea houses have only one or two basic toilets, which are sometimes located outside the main building. Toilet paper is not provided, so it's recommended that you bring your own or purchase it from the tea house.

The heated eating hall is the center of the tea house. Bedrooms are mostly twin-share, and although they are not heated, blankets are provided. You will need to bring or rent a sleeping bag. The owners of the tea house primarily earn their income from meals and beverages, so you are expected to eat all your meals at the tea house where you're staying. Most tea houses have electricity, but power outages are frequent. You can charge your cameras and other electronic devices for a small fee at the dining rooms of most tea houses. Some lodges offer WiFi of varying quality, while some now have hot showers for a small fee.

Meals

All meals will be provided during our Everest Base Camp trek including welcome and farewell dinners in Kathmandu. The meals during our stay in Kathmandu will be provided in high class typical Nepali restaurants which serve you with delicious Nepali cuisines whereas we will have our breakfast and dinner in the tea houses/ lodges on trek. We will spend the night and lunch on our way to the next destination. We will serve you with local foods or the foods according to your preference and availability.

Physical condition & Requirements

The 15 days Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lake is an itinerary designed for trekkers having good health and average physical fitness. It is a moderate trek. This trek is specially designed for the travelers with past hiking experience and who can walk up to 6-7 hours a day. Although, there is no experience required. It is best if you start preparing for the trek a month before by doing exercise and maintaining proper diet. If you have any physical conditions then you should inform to actual adventure team before the trek.

Trip start dates and costs

Please contact us for your customized departures and check available trip start dates and costs for EBC.

 

General Items:

Daypack, Rucksack, Sleeping bag, Duffel bag, Walking Poles, walking boots, sandals, Toiletries (Soaps, Toilet papers, Sanitizers, toothpaste, tooth brush, etc.

Clothing Items:

Thermal underwear, Down jacket, Shorts, Trekking trousers, Towels, Woolen gloves, Gaiters, Fleece jacket or Pullover, Wind/water proof jacket, Raincoat, Warm socks, etc.

  Sun-worn Items:

Sun hat, Sunglasses, Snow goggles, Sunscreen, Lip balm.

Gadgets:

Headlamp, Flash light, Binoculars, Cameras (chargers and batteries).

Liquid/Snacks:

Water bottle/bladder, Water purification Iodine tablets, Energy bars and snacks.

Medical Essentials: First Aid Kit.

Optional:

Altimeter, Compass, Binoculars, Books/magazines, GPS, Pocket knife, Candles (for lodges), Notebook with pencil/pen, etc.

Additional items for camping trek:

Tent, Stove and fuel, Utensils for cooking, eating and drinking, sleeping mattresse. 


For the Everest Base Camp Trek, you'll need two primary permits: the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit and the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Fee. These permits grant you access to the Everest region and help fund conservation and local development. If you choose to trek via Gokyo Lakes, the same permits are required as the trail converges with the classic route. However, if you plan to visit the Gokyo Lakes and Cho La Pass specifically, an additional permit, the Gokyo Ri and Fifth Lake Trek Permit, is necessary. This allows for the exploration of the Gokyo Valley and its picturesque lakes, ensuring you comply with local regulations and contribute to the preservation of the region.

We highly recommend trekkers to have the travel insurance. But its not that compulsory.  With insurance you can trek without any worries. 

 

Yes. Upon arrival at Kathmandu, you will easily obtain a visa by processing some formalities. Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days can be obtained by paying the USD 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Likewise, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 90 days can be attained by paying USD 100.

  • What do I need to obtain Nepal visa?
  • To get your visa for Nepal, you require the following documents:
  • A valid passport with the validity of at least six months
  • Visa fees which should be paid in cash (No credit card is accepted)
  • Two passport size photos. 

Certainly! Our company provides airport pickup and drop-off services. A dedicated representative will be dispatched to assist you upon your arrival and ensure your smooth transportation to or from the airport.

Formal training is not mandatory, but being physically robust and acclimating to the Everest region's climate is essential. However, it's crucial to remain attentive to important factors that should be taken into account.

Certainly! While not universally available, many trekking lodges do have electricity sourced from solar panels, attributed to the limited infrastructure development at higher altitudes.

The highest elevation on the Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lake is Kala Patthar, standing tall at 5,555 meters. This point can be reached with a two-hour hike from a suitable location.

 

While not mandatory, having a guide and porter is highly recommended for the Everest Base Camp Via Gokyo Lakes Trek. A knowledgeable guide familiar with the region ensures you stay on the right path, navigate any challenges, and understand the local culture. They provide valuable insights, enhancing your overall trekking experience. A porter can help carry your load, easing the physical strain and allowing you to fully enjoy the breathtaking scenery. Their assistance ensures a more comfortable and enjoyable trek, leaving you to focus on the journey and the stunning landscapes that surround you.

Booking and Client Safety.

As a reputed travel agency in Nepal, Actual Adventure Pvt. Ltd is the one you can always count on when it comes to your safety and booking procedures. We make sure that your money is in the right hand and you can always trust us. Actual Adventure Pvt.Ltd has the following booking terms and conditions. If your booking is accepted by us then a contract is deemed to exist between you and The Actual Adventure Ltd. At this point we will send you a confirmation invoice showing the amount of deposit received and your final balance due. Now you can go ahead and book your international flights and obtain trekking and travel insurance.

 

 

Booking Conditions:

While making your trip with us, you are requested to deposit at least 30% of the total amount prior to 30 days of your arrival and the remaining amount can be submitted in the office upon arrival.

Booking Process

To book a trip from Actual Adventure Pvt.Ltd you will need to follow certain processes which are mentioned below.

Step 1: Send us an inquiry using inquiry form, email or call us

Step 2: Discuss and fix the trek itinerary and price.

Step 3: Send us the deposit required to confirm the trip.

Step 4: Send us your Passport copies, Insurance copies, two passport sized photos and others (if                   necessary)

 Step 5: Come to Nepal pay the remaining amount and start the trek.

 

Bank Account for the payment to wire transfers

Actual Adventure (P) Ltd.

Branch Code: 016 A/C No. 01030026257
Paying Bank: Nepal Investment Bank Ltd
Thamel Branch, Kathmandu, Nepal
SWIFT CODE: NIBLNPKT

Dollar Account

Actual Adventure Pvt. Ltd.
Currency General Account (USD) 016-010 100 23199
Paying Bank: Nepal Investment Bank Ltd
Thamel Branch, Kathmandu, Nepal
SWIFT CODE: NIBLNPKT

 

For Indian Currency

Kedar Neupane
A/C No.: 17715241406570 NPR

Nepal SBI Bank Ltd.

26 Durbar Marg
P.O.Box. No. 6049 GPO, Kathmandu
Phone: +977-14253243 / 4230809
Swift No. NSBINPKA


Bank service charge should be paid by the clients themselves at the time of deposit.

Cancellation Policy.
If our clients fail to make their trip or want to cancel their program due to any unavoidable circumstances, the company will refund only 70% of the deposited amount. However if you inform prior to 30 days before the trek no cancelation charge will be taken.

Cancellation Policy:

Treks & tours booked and subsequently canceled are subject to cancellation charges as follow:-

 

30 days prior:

No cancellation charge.

Within 21 days:

20%

Within 14 days:

25%

Within 7 days:

38%

 

Trip Reviews (6)

Great Guides and Porter, Amazing Experience!

In spite of the cold weather we successfully completed the trek. Our guide Pasang and porter Ram Bahadur were very fun loving and friendly people. They were indeed very helpful and kind. The views were breathtaking and we had a great trek of lifetime. Thank you everyone. 

 

 

Nate Moore

16th Jun, 2022


Great Service!Amazing team and number one Company.

The planning was perfect and everything went on as according to the plan. Everest Base Camp Treks and Tours is one of the best companies in town. We get the best service and very warm hospitality. We are very thankful to the entire team members for organizing such wonderful trek for us. 

 

 

Liam John

16th Jun, 2022


Fantastic Trek!

The trek was fantastic and I feel lucky to choose Everest Base Camp Treks and tours for this trek. They were very well organized and provided us wonderful service. The guide Deepak was the gem of our trek made each and every moment memorable by his humor and talent. The views were marvelous. I recommend this company to everyone. 

 

 

Address: Warsaw, Poland

Jenson Watts

16th Jun, 2022


Highly Recommended

Highly professional team, enthusiastic staffs and great service. Thankyou for making our Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lakes Trek special. I highly recommend this company. 

 

 

Address: Haryana, India

Olly Patel

16th Jun, 2022


Sophie Malecot

16th Jun, 2022

Lifetime Experience

My journey to the Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lakes was a never forgetting experience of a lifetime. I did the trek with Everest Base Camp Trekking Tours and they provided a remarkable service. Kedar showed his brilliancy in terms of management and has got humble behavior as well. Anyone could have been impressed with him on the first meet like I did. My guide Pasang was well behaved, well spoken and well known person to the place. He had every quality that a good guide must have. Everything was very organized and the views were amazing throughout the trials and also I was benefitted by nice guide and friendly porters. I have had the best trek of my life and I would like to thanks to the entire team of Everest Base Camp Treks and Tours.  

Address: Belgrade, Serbia


I recently had the privilege of embarking on the Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lake with Everest Base Camp Trek & Tour, and I must say, it exceeded all my expectations. The journey was meticulously planned and flawlessly executed, making it a truly unforgettable adventure. 

Samira

14th Sep, 2022


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