EBC with Gokyo Lake Trek
Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trek
Everest Base Camp trek combined with Gokyo Lake Trek is one of the most popular and demanding treks of the Everest region. This trek is a great combination of the views of beautiful mountain ranges with the opportunity for the sightseeing of Gokyo lake and Gokyo Ri. Trekking in the highest mountain of the world, Mt. Everest is the ultimate goal for all the mountaineers and trekkers of the world. This trek is especially designed for those trekkers who wish to trek on the mighty trail conquered by Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary along with the superb views of Himalayan panorama and beautiful natural lakes.
Everest Base Camp trek with Gokyo Lake Trek will take the visitors to some of the famous places of Everest region such a Kalapatthar (A famous view point of Everest region), Gokyo Ri, Gokyo valley, Namche Bazar and other many fascinating places of Everest region. You will also get an opportunity to explore the unique lifestyle and culture of Sherpa people living in this region. If you are planning to trek on the Himalayas with the superb views of Himalayan backdrops along with an opportunity to see the beautiful and natural lakes of Himalayan region then Everest Base Camp Trek with Gokyo Lake is the ideal option for you.
This incredible journey offers the visitors with the magnificent panorama of Himalayan ranges including some of the highest mountain ranges of the world such as Mt. Everest (Highest mountain of the world), Annapurna, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu, Amadablam, Pumori and other many beautiful mountain ranges. Sightseeing of the lifestyle, cultures, traditions, wilderness, animals and birds are also some of the major attractions of this trek.
Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake trek starts with a scenic flight to Lukla. We will then continue our trek and head to Phakding from where we will trek further more to reach the gateway of Everest Namche Bazar. Leaving Namche Bazar behind we will trek to Thyangnboche where we will do the sightseeing of ancient Thyangboche monastery. Trekking through Dhingboche and Lobuche will lead us to the base camp of Everest and then to the famous viewpoint Kalapatthar. One can do the sightseeing of beautiful mountain ranges formKalapatthar which includes a closer and majestic view of Everest, Lhotse, Kanchenjunga, etc. We will then head towards Gokyo Ri and then to Gokyo Lake. Trekking via Machermo and Phakiding will take us to the starting point of our trek, Lukla form where we will fly back to Kathmandu and end our trip.
Please refer to the itinerary for further information:
Day 01: Kathmandu (1400m):
Namaste and welcome to the country of Nepal. You will be welcomed by our representative in the Tribhuvan International Airport and then transferred to our hotel in Kathmandu. At evening, you will be welcomed by an authentic Nepalese cuisine in one of the typical Nepalese restaurants of Thamel and then we will do a briefing about the itinerary of our trip. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing including Lalitpur and Bhaktapur:
After an early morning breakfast, we will head towards the beautiful and ancient places of Kathmandu valley which includes the world heritage sites, temples, places and other many beautiful things. Talking about Kathmandu, this place is a paradise to the tourists of all over the world and one can get an opportunity to relax his/her body from head to toe by doing the sightseeing of some of the iconic things of the world. You will be taken to Pashupatinath temple which is one of the most religious and historical temples of Kathmandu. Thousands of devotees from Nepal, India and all over the world come to this ancient temple for their rituals and celebrations. After the visit of Pashupatinath, we will drive for 15-20 minutes to do the sightseeing of Bouddhanath stupa. After exploring these historical monuments, we will be doing the sightseeing of ancient Durbar squares of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur. Visiting Lalitpur and Bhaktapur will give you an opportunity to see the living goddess, Kumari and explore the ancient streets filled with arts and architects. A refreshing evening walk on the streets of Thamel and Basantapur will make you feel Kathmandu a really cool and historical place and you will also explore lots of new things in these streets. At afternoon, we will be back to our hotel and do the briefing of Everest Expedition trip. You will be guided about some of the important rules and suggestions for the trip such as what is your responsibility, what to do and what not to do on the trek? You will be then introduced to your fellow expedition staffs and guides and relax the hotel after dinner. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 03: Morning flight to Lukla (2800m) and Trek to Phakding (2600m):
You will take an early morning flight to Lukla. This 25minute short mountain flight gives you a pre-opportunity to do the sightseeing of Himalayan ranges from the aircraft. Once you reach Lukla you will take a short break and then trek to Phakding which takes about 3 hours. Overnight at tea house lodge
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazar (3440m):
Today is going to be an exciting day of our trip as we will trek along the bank of DudhKoshi river. We will trek to the gateway of Everest, Namche Bazar. Namche Bazar also known as the “Thamel of Everest” is a luxurious valley in the Khumbu region which has a numerous number of hotels, restaurants, lodges, spas, Atm’s and other many luxurious things. We will then trek to Manjo and then check for a permit and stay overnight at a tea house lodge
Day 05: Acclimatization in Namche Bazar:
Today is our acclimatization day and we will do the sightseeing of different nearby authentic villages of Thame and Khumjung. Exploring these villages and trails will give you an opportunity to view some of the beautiful snowcapped Himalayan peaks including Mt. Thamaserku (6608 m), Ama-Dablam (6856 m), Mt. Lhotse (8510m), Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Nuptse (7861m), Island Peak (6189m), Tobuche (6367m) and many other beautiful mountain ranges. Overnight at a tea house lodge.
Day 06: Namche Bazar to Tengboche:
We will be walking about 5hrs to reach Tengboche from Namhe Bazar. You will get an opportunity to do the sightseeing of some of the highest mountain ranges of the world such as Everest, Lhoste, Nuptse and AmaDablam. We will then take a steep descent towards a bridge over DudhKoshi river. Trekking via the dense rhododendron and oak forests will take us to Thengboce. This place is the home of the largest monastery of Khumbu region, Tengboche Monastery. You will get an opportunity to do the sightseeing of this beautiful and ancient monastery. Overnight at a Tea house
Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche:
We will be walking about 5hrs to reach Dingboche leaving Tengboche behind. This is first going to be an easy descent through the dense forests and then we will cross a suspension bridge over the Imja Kola. We will then start the bit difficult and steady climb to Pheriche and then to Pangboche. You will be strolling through the ancient houses of Sherpa people and you will also get an awesome opportunity to explore the ancient monasteries and stupas of this place. Trekking ahead via ancient Sherpa settlements will take us to Dingboche where we will acclimatize to adapt on the higher altitudes. Overnight at a tea house
Day 08: Acclimatization day at Dinboche:
We will be taking rest to acclimatize on the higher altitudes on today’s day. You will get an option to hike to Nangkartshang Ri which stands at a height of 5070m above the sea level. This place offers the visitors with the superb views of magnificent Himalayan ranges includingLhotse, Island Peak, Kali Himal, Amadablam and a pre-opportunity to do the sightseeing of Everest. Overnight at a tea house.
Day 09: Dingboche to Lobuche:
We will be walking about 5hrs to reach Lobuche. The trail is a bit challenging as we will be trekking in higher altitudes. Trekking for 3hrs will take us to the Memorial Camp after passing the steep trails. We will continue our trail and reach Lobuche. One can get an opportunity to visit the Italian Base Camp and view the magnificent Himalayan ranges including Pumori and Nuptse. You will also see the famous Khumbu glacier. Overnight at a Tea house.
Day 10: Lobuche to EBC – Gorakshep:
After the breakfast we will walk down to Lobuche and join the famous Everest Base Camp route. We will then walk in the Khumbu valley alongside of Khumbu Glacier to reach Gorakshep. Overnight at Tea house / Lodge
Day 11: Gorakshep – Kalapathar to Everest Base Camp:
Today we will be climbing about 5hrs to reach the famous viewpoint Kalapattharand then trek to Everest Base Camp. Kalapatthar is one of the famous viewpoints of Everest region that offers the closer view of mountain ranges including some of the highest mountain ranges of the world such as Everest, Annapurna, Cho-Oyu, Lhotse, and other many beautiful peaks. After the sightseeing of mountain ranges we will be back at the base camp. Overnight at Tented camp
Day 12: Dzonglha to Chola Pass – Thangnak:
We are going to do a quite long trek as we will be trekking about 8hrs to reach Thangnak. We will start our trip with pre-packed lunch and then trek uphill and head eastwards and climb the famous Chola Pass. It’s going to be a bit tiring trek as we have to trek on the ice and sometimes with deep snow. Trekking ahead form Chola Pass will take us to Thangnak. Overnight at Tea house
Day 13: Thangnak to Gokyo:
Leaving Thangnak behind and walking for only 2 hours will take us to Gokyo where we get an opportunity to explore the nearby places of the beautiful Gokyo valley. Overnight at Tea House.
Day 14: Gokyo to Gokyo Ri – Machhermo:
We will explore the beautiful Gokyo valley on today’s day. Walking about 3hrs will gave us a good opportunity to explore the hidden treasures of this beautiful valley. Early morning hike to Gokyo Ri gives us an opportunity to do the sightseeing of beautiful Gokyo lakes. This place also gives us an opportunity to do the sightseeing of beautiful mountain ranges including Everest. After sightseeing of Gokyo Ri and Gokyo lakes we will trek to reach Machhermo. Overnight at a Tea house.
Day 15: Machhermo to Namche Bazar:
We will start today’s trek after having our breakfast. We will descend via Phortse and climb Mong-La which is an hour climb. This short climb offers the spectacular views of mountain ranges including some of the highest mountain ranges such as Everest, Amadablam, Nuptse and other many beautiful mountain ranges. Trekking ahead will take us to the gateway of Everest, Namche Bazar. Overnight at a tea house.
Day 16: Namche Bazaar to Lukla:
We will trek back to Lukla today. We will finish our great journey at about 6 hours from the highest mountain. Overnight at tea house lodge.
Day 17: Fly to Kathmandu:
Early morning fly back to Kathmandu. Free day for shopping and exploring the streets of Kathmandu valley. Overnight at hotel.
Day 18: Departure:
On the last day of our trip, you will be transferred to the airport and then we will departrure.