Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Trek

Duration: 18 Days / 17 Nights   |   Based on 1 Review
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Meals: BLD (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Gokyo Lakes is a system of 19 high-altitude glacial lakes situated at an altitude of 4,700 meters to 5,000 meters from the sea level. The largest lake, Lake Thonak, is the one that is photographed the most, and is the unmistakable icon of the region.

Gokyo Valley lies in Solukhumbu district. The whole valley is protected within Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A trek to Gokyo Valley is the perfect getaway when you feel like experiencing the beauty of mountains and mountain ecosystems.

The focal point of fascination of Gokyo Valley is Tengboche Monastery. Four mountains extending more than 8,000 m to be specific – Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho-Oyu and Mt. Makalu are seen from Gokyo Ri which is sufficient to entice the trekkers. Toward the western piece of Ngozumpa Glacier lies Gokyo Peak. Called Gokyo Ri by the locals, it is the biggest ice sheet in the entire Himalayas.

Each perspective that you get from Gokyo Ri is precious to the point that you get a kick out of the chance to treasure every last minute spent here. The magnificence of common white dividers and adoration for it starts all the more strongly in the wake of astounding Gokyo Valley Trek.

For your fulfillment Orbit Alpine allots best aides for Gokyo Valley Trek who have inside and out information of Gokyo zone and in addition, is rich in local learning about the mountains and society of Sherpas. It is a sort of complete trek from where you will get genuine picture of Nepal from mountain perspective. The other part of the trek is that you will inspire opportunity to witness delightful and quiet pockets of this region. You feel as though the lakes were sitting tight for you since long time back. The dark blue lake will inundate in you for rest of your life, at any rate in memory. Rough-cut stone houses are the characters of Gokyo villages and town is located at upper sides – the settlement here being situated in highest elevation of the world.

Day to Day Itinerary

OPEN ALL DAYS Outline Itinerary

On arrival at Kathmandu Airport, we receive you and transfer to hotel. In the afternoon, take tour briefing and meeting your guide and helper. Clear the dues amount before trek departure. You are free to relax or explore around the city in the very first day.

Guided Tour of world heritage sites of Kathmandu valley includes Swayambhunath stupa and Kathmandu durbar square.

Fly to Lukla where the Gokyo Everest base camp trek starts. Initially the trail descends steadily along the banks of the Dudh Koshi River, passing Sherpa villages and Mani stones before reaching Phakding.

The trail ascends gradually towards Jorsalle, crossing suspension bridges over the Dudhkoshi River before arriving at the entrance point of Everest national park. After crossing three more bridges, the trail ascends through the alpine and rhododendron forest. Here it is possible to see deer and wild birds on the way to Namche Bazaar.

Namche is tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu and has an abundance of lodges, tea shops and souvenir shops. It is an ideal place to spend a day acclimatizing to the new altitude before heading off towards Tengboche. For acclimatizing trekking, you can trek to Everest view hotel and Kumjung village. If you feel tired, walk on to the National Park Centre and Museum just above the town if not hiking to Everest view hotel.

After breakfast in Namche, we start our trek towards Tengboche. With closeup views of the highest mountains, we will follow the ups and downs of the trail that is beautiful and full of vegetation. Notable ones are pine forests. Later, after a satisfying lunch, we will take a steep climb up to reach Tengboche, a place with an iconic Buddhist monastery.

Trek through the a fairly rough path that climbs up farther into the mountains. The challenging trek from Tengboche to Dingboche takes a little under 6 hours. The vegetation thins down noticeably, and you will encounter more rocks and snow.

Today we stop for some rest and acclimatization. Orbit recommends an easy leisurely hike in the morning. During the day, you might want to stay indoor for the warmth; and since the wind can get speedy, staying indoors is a good way to pass the day.

In the morning you will start from the village of town of Dingboche and head towards Lobuche. You will encounter the trekkers going to the base camps. As the skies get clearer, the views become even better with mountains getting closer with each step. Reach Lobuche and rest for the night there.

After breakfast, we climb through the rocky and mountainous terrain to reach Gorakshep. Next, we will trek to EBC where we will enjoy the satisfaction of reaching the one and only Everest Base Camp.

From there we will first go to Kalapatthar to see a vista of the entire south face of Mt. Everest. Many other mountains will be visible from here, as this is a natural vantage point with excellent coverage of range. From there, return to Dzong La and stay there for the day.

After an early breakfast at the lodge, we begin our trek to cross the Cho-La pass at 5360m. It’s a moderately difficult crossing but once you are at the top of the pass, you will have spectacular views of Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Cholatse, Mt. Thamserku, and many others. The trek continues through the snow, amid mountains and cliffs, and narrows down across the valley, finally descending to Thaknak where we’ll stay for the night.

In the morning you will start a trek to Gokyo Valley by crossing a long glacier. The trek is around 3 hours to Gokyo, which is lined with views of high mountains of Gokyo. Once you reach there, we will check into a guest house. After some rest and lunch, we can take short hikes around the lake. Stay overnight at the guesthouse.

Early in morning we trek up Gokyo-Ri for a wonderful view of the mountainous village and surroundings. We climb a steep path up the hillside, with views of Everest, Lhotse and Makalu. Gokyo-Ri is one of the best locations in the Everest region, from where you can have amazing views of the mountains, lakes and glaciers. From there, we return to the lodge and later trek down to Dole. Overnight at a guesthouse in Dole.

Leaving the mountains behind us, our trail descends gradually before arriving at the town of Namche Bazaar (3441m) in the afternoon.

In a few hours you will reach Lukla (2,886m) where you need to reconfirm your flight tickets for the next morning. This last evening in the mountains is an ideal opportunity for a farewell party with the Sherpa guides and porters, where you can sample some Chhang, try Sherpa dancing and look back on a memorable trekking experience.

Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu taking an early morning flight back to Kathmandu. Free day in Kathmandu on your own.

Transfer to Kathmandu Airport for your flight back home.

Cost Details

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle will be done by Orbit Alpine Adventure free of cost
  • 3 star hotel or similar accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Tea-house accommodation during the trekking 
  •  All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trekking is included
  •  Welcome and farewell dinner is included 
  •  All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  •  Domestic flight (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu)
  •  An experience English speaking and government licensed trekking guide as well there will be assistance guide if group size is more than 6   person
  •  Potter service (2 trekkers: 1 potter)
  •  Trekking equipment like down jacket, trekking poles,  sleeping bag and duffel bag is given by Orbit Alpine Adventure at the end of trekking   client  have to return back to company
  •  Ice Axes and Crampon if necessary can hair here in Kathmandu
  •  Salary, insurance, equipment, domestic air fare, food and accommodation of guide and potters is included 
  •  All necessary paper work and trekking permit (national park permit, TIMS) will arrange by Orbit Alpine Adventure
  •  Medical kit (carried by our trekking guide)
  •  All government and local taxes 
  •  Nepalese Visa fee
  •  Excess baggage charges 
  •  Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain or need extra day in mountain (due   to any     reason) than scheduled itinerary will have to bear by client.
  •  Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  •   Travel and rescue insurance (during adventure trip is compulsory)
  •  Personal expenses (phone calls, extra battery, bar bills, battery charge, extra potter, bottle or boiled water, shower etc.)
  •  Tips for guides, potters, and drivers 

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