Gokyo Trek via Everest Base Camp - 20 Days

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Duration: 20 Days
  • Trip Grade: Strenuous
  • Cost start: US$ 1395 (P/P)
  • Accomodation: Tea house/lodge
  • Trip Style: Trekking/hiking
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About Trip:

If you are adventure lover and searching for the world’s most beautiful demanding trek then Everest Base Camp with Cho La Pass is the best choice ever. It is perfect circuit in Everest region which offers every single day different landscape, villages, untouched Sherpa culture, flora and fauna etc. The Gokyo Trek via Everest Base Camp starts from Lukla 2840m after 35 minute of scenic mountain flight from Kathmandu. The first day of short hike begins from the first Everest climbers Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa airport towards to Phakding. Second day we will continue to Namche via Monjo. From Monjo onward we will start Sagarmatha National park which was established in 1976 then listed in UNESCO world heritage site in 1979. Trekkers should obtain National Park entrance permit from Monjo Sagarmatha National Park office which will cost 3390 Rupees for foreign national and SARC National will cost 1695 Rupees including 13% vat. Make sure every trekker have their original passport with them.

Gradually we will head to Namche Bazaar (market) passing some suspension bridges, beautiful lush forest, Chautara (resting spot for local porters and trekkers) which offers first glimpse of Mt. Everest and reaches at Sherpa capital Namche Bazaar. If you are in weekend in Namche then an ancient local market might be worth visiting here. While Namche Bazaar is situated 3440m from sea level, most of the trekkers will have one extra day for acclimatization in their trekking itinerary. It is the beautiful village to spend couple of night in term of exploring beautiful Himalaya surroundings, fancy tea hoses, organized market and unforgettable side trip. After spending couple of night in Namche, the pleasant trail leads to Tengboche passing by intersection of Gokyo valley. Tengboche is one of the best spot for trekkers to have amazing views of white Himalaya just standing in front of you as a mirror including Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam and so on. Also visiting Monastery at Tengboche adds extra cultural value on our trip. Gradually we will continue ascending and have another acclimatization day in Dingboche then reach at Gorakshep 5140m ultimately. It is our final tea house where we will stay overnight and explore roof of the world’s Everest Base Camp and amazing view point of the region Kalapatthar 5550m. It offers nothing than 360 degree aggressive Himalaya vistas just in front of us such as Mt. Pumari, Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Amadablam and countless snow caved giant peaks with golden color of sun rise/sun set.

Now our trek will lead to the challenging pass Cho La (Chhugyuma La) 5420m and greets us by mesmerizing views of Himalaya from the top and descends to natural paradise Gokyo valley. Early morning trekkers will hike to Gokyo Ri 5360m which will let us final opportunity of exploring undisturbed Himalaya in 360 degree including massive shape of remarkable Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho oyu and many more graceful white peaks with beautiful sunrise and sun set. Finally collecting full of lifetime memory, we will descend to Lukla via Mechharmo, Dole, Mong Danda and Namche. Lukla is the best place to celebrate your life time achievement in the Himalaya with your team just before arriving in Kathmandu. Next day early morning we will final good bye to Lukla and unforgettable Khumbu region. March, April, May and September, October, November are the best time of the year to explore Gokyo trek via Everest Base Camp. If you have further query and prefer to customize your own taste and duration of holiday then please feel free contact us.

Trip Highlights

  • Tenzing-Hillary Airport, Lukla
  • Iconic Mt. Everest 8848m & Sagarmatha National Park, Museum
  • Sherpa capital Namche Bazaar, Tengboche Monastery, Everest Base Camp 5360m, Kalapatthar 5550m, Khumbu Glacier, Cho La 5420m, Gokyo, Gokyo Ri 5360m
  • Unspoiled Sherpa hospitality, their culture, religion, dialect etc.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Greet at airport then transfer to the hotel.

Day 02: Free day for final trekking preparation

Day 03: Kathmandu to Lukla by flight then trek to Phakding (2610m, 4hrs)

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m, 6hrs)

Day 05: Acclimatization day (side trip around Everest View hotel)

Day 06: Namche to Tengboche (3860m, 5/6hrs)

Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m, 6hrs)

Day 08: Acclimatization day (hike to Chhukung Ri 5550m or around the ridge discuss with guide)

Day 09: Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m, 6hrs)

Day 10: Lobuche to Gorakshep (5140m, 3hrs), Then hike to Everest Base Camp 5364m after lunch at Gorakshep.

Day 11: Early morning hike to beautiful view point Kalapatthar 5550m to explore stunning views of Everest, Pumori, Nuptse and many more beautiful peaks surroundings with sun rise. Then trek to Dzongla. (4830m, 5/6hrs)

Day 12: Dzongla to Dragnag (4700 7hrs) via crossing Cho La 5420m.

Day 13: Dragnag to Goyko lakes (4790m, 3hrs)

Day 14: Hike to Goyko Ri (5360m, 2hrs) to explore one of the best view point of Everest region then back to Gokyo.

Day 15: Gokyo to Dole (4200m, 6hrs)

Day 16: Dhole to Namche (6hrs)

Day 17: Namche to Lukla (7hrs)

Day 18: Lukla to Kathmandu by flight.

Day 19: Leisure day

Day 20: Join with next program or farewell

Trip cost includes/excludes:

  • Complementary all airport pick up/drop off
  • Complementary welcome dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with guide
  • 2 night accommodation in Kathmandu on Stander Hotel with Breakfast basis (twin sharing basis)
  • All necessary trekking permits like Sagarmatha National Park, TIMS Card etc.
  • 3 Times meals a day such as Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during mountain.
  • All accommodation during mountain
  • Seasonal fresh fruits like Apple, Banana, Pomegranate etc.
  • Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu by flight
  • Complementary Duffel bag/agency T-shirt if needed
  • Government registered, first aid trained English speaking professional local guide
  • Staffs insurance, well paid salary, meal, accommodation, equipment, transportation etc.
  • Rescue arrangement if needed
  • Certificate of achievement if needed
  • International airfare & Nepal visa fee
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses such as trekking gears, laundry, hot shower, lost & theft, personal insurance, wifi, battery charge etc.
  • Temple monastery entrance fee
  • All drinks such as cola, mineral water, alcohol, chocolate bar, snacks etc.
  • Tip to staffs

Note:- Above itinerary is just a guideline. If you are not satisfied please feel free customize your own. We are quite flexible to do the way you prefer.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Greet at airport then transfer to the hotel.

Welcome at airport then transfer to the hotel. Introduce about forth coming program then enjoy your first night in cultural diversity Kathmandu.

Day 02Free day for final trekking preparation

Day 03Kathmandu to Lukla by flight then trek to Phakding (2610m, 4hrs)

Day 04Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m, 6hrs)

Day 05Acclimatization day (side trip around Everest View hotel)

Day 06Namche to Tengboche (3860m, 5/6hrs)

Day 07Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m, 6hrs)

Day 08Acclimatization day (hike to Chhukung Ri 5550m or around the ridge discuss with guide)

Day 09Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m, 6hrs)

Day 10Lobuche to Gorakshep (5140m, 3hrs), Then hike to Everest Base Camp 5364m after lunch at Gorakshep.

Day 11Early morning hike to beautiful view point Kalapatthar 5550m to explore stunning views of Everest, Pumori, Nuptse and many more beautiful peaks surroundings with sun rise. Then trek to Dzongla. (4830m, 5/6hrs)

Day 12Dzongla to Dragnag (4700 7hrs) via crossing Cho La 5420m.

Day 13Dragnag to Goyko lakes (4790m, 3hrs)

Day 14Hike to Goyko Ri (5360m, 2hrs) to explore one of the best view point of Everest region then back to Gokyo.

Day 15Gokyo to Dole (4200m, 6hrs)

Day 16Dhole to Namche (6hrs)

Day 17Namche to Lukla (7hrs)

Day 18Lukla to Kathmandu by flight.

Day 19Leisure day

Day 20Join with next program or farewell

Useful Info

  • Practicing trekking/hiking prior to start trek
  • Well manage equipment
  • Proper acclimatization during mountain
  • Slow and steady is the best way of hiking
  • Drinking enough water (at least 3 liter of water per day)
  • Manage your own garbage
  • Respect local community and their culture
  • Be positive and listen your guide
  • Have a medicine kit and some snacks
  • Extra budget

 

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