Gokyo Lake Trekking - 14 Days

Gokyo Lake Trekking: Everest Region is the most prodigious trekking area in Nepal. To get close to the Mt. Everest, you must hike for a week or Fly to Lukla, a remote mountain airstrip where flights are notoriously adventurous. In Gokyo lake trekking, trekkers would get the opportunity to explore the typical lifestyle of the Sherpas community. While trekking to fewer ambitious destinations such as Namche Bazaar, the administrative headquarters of the Khumbu region, Khumjung or Thame.

So, these areas are more typical Sherpa villages and close to the Tengboche monastery. Moreover, from Tengboche, you will vibe with an excellent view of Everest.

Detailed Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport – (1360m.)
On your arrival in Kathmandu, our representative will pick you from the airport and transfer to the hotel.
Overnight Kathmandu.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing
If you wish to comprehend Nepal’s historical and cultural values, sightseeing in Kathmandu valley is crucial. Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, is a popular destination for tourists. This city offers a marvelous combination of mix religion of Hinduism, Buddhism, and some imported culture. Kathmandu carries the cultural and religious legacy that can be found at temples, monuments, and artifacts. Patan and Bhaktapur are neighbor cities which reflects a similar legacy.
In the half-day tour, you will be guided to Pashupatinath temple and Boudhanath stupa. Pashupatinath is a Hindu Shrine where people worship Lord Shiva whereas Boudhanath is the biggest stupa of Nepal.
And for the rest of the day, we will prepare for the trek. You can buy your missing equipment for your trek.
Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2840M/9317ft), 25 minutes and trek to Phakding (2610M/8562ft), 3-4 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
After early morning breakfast, we will depart to the Airport for the flight to Lukla, which is a thrilling scenic flight. Landing on a steep mountain runway brings us to the starting point of our trek at the village of Lukla [2850m]. After assembly of our crew, we will hike up the Dudh Kosi Valley on a well-marked trail.
Overnight in Pakhding.
Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche (3440M/11286ft), 6-7 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
After breakfast, we will head towards the mountain town of Namche, we will pass through the suspension bridges and forests. In Monjo, we can enter the reputed ‘Sagarmatha National Park’ and then we will take a challenging hike to Namche Bazar. If the weather is good, we will have a clear glimpse of Mt.Everest. Namche is the Trading village in the Khumbu.
Overnight in Namche.
Day 05: Acclimatize rest and exploring day around Namche (3440M/11286ft), (Lodging + B-L-D),
Namche is placed beautifully between two giant peaks of the Khumbu region and has an abundance of hotels, lodges, tea shops, and souvenir shops. Namche is a perfect place to spend a day, acclimatizing to the new altitude before heading off towards Syangboche. During our acclimatization, we can visit Khunde Hospital which was set-up by Sir Edmund Hillary or go for an hour walk up to the Everest View Hotel for the sunset view of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Everest. We can then walk to Khumjung where we will visit a school established by Hillary. Also, we can hike for Khimde to for some beautiful views.
Overnight in Namche.
Day 06: Trek from Namche to Tengboche (3860M/12664ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
After breakfast, we will start our trek towards Tengboche, enjoying the superb view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and close up view of Thamserku. Our trek will follow the trail with few ups and downs along with the glorious view of the Himalaya. Then we will cross the prayer flags festooned bridge over Dudh Kosi River to reach Phunki Tenga. Further climb along the tough steep up takes you through the pine forests to Tengboche. Tengboche is a great place for close up views of Ama-Dablam, Nuptse, Everest, and it also has the biggest Buddhist Monastery all over in Khumbu region.
Overnight in Tengboche
Day 07: Trek from Dole to Machherma (4470M/14665ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
After breakfast, we will trek through the trail that descends to a stream and then crosses the wooden bridge. We will then walk down to Luza (4390m/14399ft) and further trek to Dole. Here, we can take rest and have a cup of tea. From Luza, the trail becomes ups along the side of the valley. We will then cross the higher pastureland and chorten with prayers flags. With the view of eastern part Gokyo valley, Mt. Taboche and Mt. Cholatse we will walk down to Machhermo valley.
Overnight in Machhermo valley
Day 08: Trek from Machherma to Gokyo (4790M/15715ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
The trail climbs the edge of the valley with the admirable vision of Kantaga and big Mountain Cho-Oyu. The trail becomes steeper to Kharka but gets easier to Pangka at 4380m. After hard ascends to cross the bridge over the watercourse which flows from Gokyo Lake we will reach Taujun Lake at 4720m/15481ft. Finally, we will climb to the last Lake of Dudha Pokhari at 4750m/15580ft in Gokyo Lake (4790m/15711ft).
Overnight in Gokyo
Day 09: Trek from Gokyo-Ri (5357M/17575ft) and then back to Gokyo (4790M/15715ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
After early morning breakfast, we will begin the day’s trek. But before you ascent, ensure that you carry some water, some snacks and lots of warm costumes. The path climbs steep ups directly on top of the Gokyo Lake. After 2h and 0.5-hour of the exhausting climb to Gokyo-Ri at 5340m/17515ft, we will be rewarded with the views of the world’s highest mountain. The view if Makalu range is even better than that from Kala Patthar. After lunch, we will hike to the oldest and longest glaciers of Khumbu vale and then trek back to Gokyo.
Overnight in Gokyo.
Day 10: Trek from Gokyo to Dole (4140M/13582ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
We will descend on a trail beside the Dudh Koshi River and exceed the first Gokyo lakes. The view of Cholatse and Taboche peaks is rewarding throughout the trail. Our shadow descends before climbing a hill. After reaching the chorten at the edge, we will see idyllic views of Thamserku, Cho Oyu, and Kangtega mountains. We will hike past Machhermo, Luza and Lhafarma villages before reaching Dole.
Overnight in Dole.
Day 11: Trek from Dole to Namche (3440M/11286ft), 6-7 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
After breakfast, we will descend on a steep trail to Phortse Thanga through the forest filled with rhododendrons, wildflowers, waterfalls, mountain goats, musk deer, pheasants, etc. From Mong, we will admire a decent view of Khumbila peak. On our way to Namche, the view of Taboche, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kangtega mountains is stunning.
Overnight in Namche,
Day 12: Trek from Namche to Lukla (2840M/9317ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
We will descend on a rocky trail and cross several suspension bridges before walking on an easy trail. The air is hotter as we tend to walk on a similar path to succeed in Lukla. Our trek within the mountain ends once we reach Lukla. We spend our time reminiscing about our time spent on the mountain.
Overnight in Lukla.
Day 13: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu (1350M/4429ft), 25 minutes, (Lodging + B).
Overnight in Kathmandu
Day 14: Departure

Trip Include

  • Private transfer Airport-Hotel-Airport,
  • Guided City Tour in Kathmandu by a Private Vehicle
  • 3 Nights twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags (if required)
  • Fly Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu (Yourself & guide),
  • Everest National Park Entry Permit,
  • TIMS permit (Trekker’s info Management System),
  • Teahouse-Lodge accommodation throughout the trek,
  • Three meals on a daily basis whereas on the trek: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner,
  • Experienced communicatory government license holder mountain trekking guide,
  • Experienced mountain trekking porter,
  • All program per itineraries on full board as per itinerary,
  • Wages, food, transportation, accommodation, equipment, insurance, and different facilities to employees throughout the trek,
  • Farewell dinner at typical Nepali cultural Café/restaurant,
  • Rescue arrangements,
  • Local and government TAX-VAT etc.

NOTE

  • The departure schedule can be changed on any unavoidable circumstances such as weather hazards, festivals, natural changes of walking track, road slides, avalanches, public strikes, etc.
  • We have got other additional programs like Mt. Flight, Bungee jumping, Paragliding, Helicopter tour, Film shooting, Rock

Day 1
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport - (1360m.)

On your arrival in Kathmandu, our representative will pick you from the airport and transfer to the hotel.

Overnight Kathmandu.

Day 2
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing

If you wish to comprehend Nepal’s historical and cultural values, sightseeing in Kathmandu valley is crucial. Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, is a popular destination for tourists. This city offers a marvelous combination of mix religion of Hinduism, Buddhism, and some imported culture. Kathmandu carries the cultural and religious legacy that can be found at temples, monuments, and artifacts. Patan and Bhaktapur are neighbor cities which reflects a similar legacy.

In the half-day tour, you will be guided to Pashupatinath temple and Boudhanath stupa. Pashupatinath is a Hindu Shrine where people worship Lord Shiva whereas Boudhanath is the biggest stupa of Nepal.

And for the rest of the day, we will prepare for the trek. You can buy your missing equipment for your trek.

Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 3
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2840M/9317ft), 25 minutes and trek to Phakding (2610M/8562ft), 3-4 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),

After early morning breakfast, we will depart to the Airport for the flight to Lukla, which is a thrilling scenic flight. Landing on a steep mountain runway brings us to the starting point of our trek at the village of Lukla [2850m]. After assembly of our crew, we will hike up the Dudh Kosi Valley on a well-marked trail.

Overnight in Pakhding.

Day 4
Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche (3440M/11286ft), 6-7 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),

After breakfast, we will head towards the mountain town of Namche, we will pass through the suspension bridges and forests. In Monjo, we can enter the reputed 'Sagarmatha National Park' and then we will take a challenging hike to Namche Bazar. If the weather is good, we will have a clear glimpse of Mt.Everest. Namche is the Trading village in the Khumbu.

Overnight in Namche.

Day 5
Day 05: Acclimatize rest and exploring day around Namche (3440M/11286ft), (Lodging + B-L-D),

Namche is placed beautifully between two giant peaks of the Khumbu region and has an abundance of hotels, lodges, tea shops, and souvenir shops. Namche is a perfect place to spend a day, acclimatizing to the new altitude before heading off towards Syangboche. During our acclimatization, we can visit Khunde Hospital which was set-up by Sir Edmund Hillary or go for an hour walk up to the Everest View Hotel for the sunset view of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Everest. We can then walk to Khumjung where we will visit a school established by Hillary. Also, we can hike for Khimde to for some beautiful views.

Overnight in Namche.

Day 6
Day 06: Trek from Namche to Tengboche (3860M/12664ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),

After breakfast, we will start our trek towards Tengboche, enjoying the superb view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and close up view of Thamserku. Our trek will follow the trail with few ups and downs along with the glorious view of the Himalaya. Then we will cross the prayer flags festooned bridge over Dudh Kosi River to reach Phunki Tenga. Further climb along the tough steep up takes you through the pine forests to Tengboche. Tengboche is a great place for close up views of Ama-Dablam, Nuptse, Everest, and it also has the biggest Buddhist Monastery all over in Khumbu region.

Overnight in Tengboche

Day 7
Day 07: Trek from Dole to Machherma (4470M/14665ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),

After breakfast, we will trek through the trail that descends to a stream and then crosses the wooden bridge. We will then walk down to Luza (4390m/14399ft) and further trek to Dole. Here, we can take rest and have a cup of tea. From Luza, the trail becomes ups along the side of the valley. We will then cross the higher pastureland and chorten with prayers flags. With the view of eastern part Gokyo valley, Mt. Taboche and Mt. Cholatse we will walk down to Machhermo valley.

Overnight in Machhermo valley

Day 8
Day 08: Trek from Machherma to Gokyo (4790M/15715ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),

The trail climbs the edge of the valley with the admirable vision of Kantaga and big Mountain Cho-Oyu. The trail becomes steeper to Kharka but gets easier to Pangka at 4380m. After hard ascends to cross the bridge over the watercourse which flows from Gokyo Lake we will reach Taujun Lake at 4720m/15481ft. Finally, we will climb to the last Lake of Dudha Pokhari at 4750m/15580ft in Gokyo Lake (4790m/15711ft).

Overnight in Gokyo

Day 9
Day 09: Trek from Gokyo-Ri (5357M/17575ft) and then back to Gokyo (4790M/15715ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),

After early morning breakfast, we will begin the day’s trek. But before you ascent, ensure that you carry some water, some snacks and lots of warm costumes. The path climbs steep ups directly on top of the Gokyo Lake. After 2h and 0.5-hour of the exhausting climb to Gokyo-Ri at 5340m/17515ft, we will be rewarded with the views of the world's highest mountain. The view if Makalu range is even better than that from Kala Patthar. After lunch, we will hike to the oldest and longest glaciers of Khumbu vale and then trek back to Gokyo.

Overnight in Gokyo.

Day 10
Day 10: Trek from Gokyo to Dole (4140M/13582ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),

We will descend on a trail beside the Dudh Koshi River and exceed the first Gokyo lakes. The view of Cholatse and Taboche peaks is rewarding throughout the trail. Our shadow descends before climbing a hill. After reaching the chorten at the edge, we will see idyllic views of Thamserku, Cho Oyu, and Kangtega mountains. We will hike past Machhermo, Luza and Lhafarma villages before reaching Dole.

Overnight in Dole.

Day 11
Day 11: Trek from Dole to Namche (3440M/11286ft), 6-7 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),

After breakfast, we will descend on a steep trail to Phortse Thanga through the forest filled with rhododendrons, wildflowers, waterfalls, mountain goats, musk deer, pheasants, etc. From Mong, we will admire a decent view of Khumbila peak. On our way to Namche, the view of Taboche, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kangtega mountains is stunning.

Overnight in Namche,

Day 12
Day 12: Trek from Namche to Lukla (2840M/9317ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),

We will descend on a rocky trail and cross several suspension bridges before walking on an easy trail. The air is hotter as we tend to walk on a similar path to succeed in Lukla. Our trek within the mountain ends once we reach Lukla. We spend our time reminiscing about our time spent on the mountain.

Overnight in Lukla.

Day 13
Day 13: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu (1350M/4429ft), 25 minutes, (Lodging + B).

Overnight in Kathmandu

Day 14
Day 14: Departure

Trip Include

  • Private transfer Airport-Hotel-Airport,
  • Guided City Tour in Kathmandu by a Private Vehicle
  • 3 Nights twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast,
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags (if required)
  • Fly Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu (Yourself & guide),
  • Everest National Park Entry Permit,
  • TIMS permit (Trekker's info Management System),
  • Teahouse-Lodge accommodation throughout the trek,
  • Three meals on a daily basis whereas on the trek: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner,
  • Experienced communicatory government license holder mountain trekking guide,
  • Experienced mountain trekking porter,
  • All program per itineraries on full board as per itinerary,
  • Wages, food, transportation, accommodation, equipment, insurance, and different facilities to employees throughout the trek,
  • Farewell dinner at typical Nepali cultural Café/restaurant,
  • Rescue arrangements,
  • Local and government TAX-VAT etc.

Trip Exclude

  • Meals (Lunch & Dinner) whereas in Kathmandu,
  • Your travel/trekking insurance,
  • International fare,
  • Tips for trekking employees and driver (Tipping is expected),
  • All types of alcoholic & soft drinks,
  • Personal shopping, laundry, trekking instrumentation, etc.
  • Nepal Entry Visa fee,
  • Cost raised by cancelation, landslide, weather, political unrest, unwellness that aren't beneath our management,
  • Extra Night Accommodation in Kathmandu In- case of Early Arrival, Late Departure or Early Return From Trip (due to any reason) out of scheduled itinerary
  • Any different expenses that aren't mentioned in "Trip Includes" section etc.
  • Monument entrance fees while on a tour in Kathmandu (approx USD26 per person)
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Faqs

Where is Everest Base Camp?

Everest Base Camp is at the opposite side of Mt. Everest (8848 m), in the Solukhumbu district of Province-1 in eastern Nepal.

Which season is favorable for Everest Base Camp?

We recommend two seasons for Everest Base Camp trekking, especially before monsoon During February, March, April, and May and after the completion of monsoon in September, October, November, and December. However, for Heli sightseeing Everest region is favorable all years around.

What is the approximate time to reach Everest Base Camp?

It takes approximately 6-7 days to reach Everest Base Camp for trekkers.

How can you connect with Everest Base Camp Circuit Trek?

Everest Circuit trek can be done individually or in a group of maximum 15 trekkers. You can form a group of family members, friends, or relatives. Our experienced guides are there to guide you.

What is the elevation of Everest Base Camp?

Everest Base Camp is generally the two opposite sides of Mount Everest (i.e., one from Nepal and other from Tibet). But the altitude of Everest Base Camp from Nepal is 5,380 m.

What should you carry in case of sickness?

You should drink plenty of water because with the increase in altitude the trekkers might sometimes experience several physical and mental fatigues. It's always recommended to carry some prescribed medicines in case of any unwanted casualties. Some times trekkers might be affected by altitude sickness, tiredness, or any related issues.

What are some of the exciting facts about Everest Base Camp Trekking?

· Everest Base Camp is the ultimate dream for every trekker. So, thousands of trekkers from multiple countries come to discover the thrilling track of Everest Base Camp. Thus, the ultimate goal of every trekker is to experience the majestic view of Mount Everest. · Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa (i.e., on 29 May 1953) were the first to reach Mount Everest's summit. · The weather condition of Everest Base Camp is not consistent, as it changes every hour. · Everest Base Camp passes through the routes of Lukla airport, which is the extremest airport in the world. · Everest Base Camp trekking gives the fabulous view of Everest summits and its sister mountain peaks. · Some of the famous mountain ranges from Everest Base Camp are Lhotse (8516 m), Nuptse (7855 m), Amadablam (6812 m), Chamlang (7319 m), Makalu (8463 m), Gauri Shankar (7134 m), Langtang Lirung (7234 m), Annapurna (8,091 m), Manasalu (8,136 m), Ganesh (7,429 m), Kanchenjunga (8,586). · Everest region is a homeland for Sherpa peoples, who are the king of mountains. · Everest Base Camp region lies within the Sagarmatha National Park, which is home to a wide variety of species. · Some of the unique species in Sagarmatha National Park are yellow chough, blood pheasant, red-billed cough, Himalayan monal, red panda, musk deer, Himalayan black deer, mountain wolves, langur, martens, etc. · There are many ancient Tibetan monasteries, Buddhist sculptures, nunneries, and hidden caves in the Everest region.

What are the facts about Kalapatthar?

Kalapatthar (5643 m) is an ultimate landmark in the southern Himalayan ridge beneath Gorakshep, near Mount Everest. From Kala Patthar, travelers can discover a fabulous view of the Everest summit and other snow-capped mountain peaks. Kala Patthar is the ultimate place to explore Mount Everest summit without having to climb at the summit. Traveler can explore a fabulous view of Khumbu glaciers, Mt. Kanchenjunga (8586m), Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Cho-Oyu (8201m) and Mt.Makalu (8462m). Thamserku (6623m), Pumori (7161m), Ama Dablam (6812m) and Nuptse (7861m) gives even closer views from the edge of Kala Patthar.

  • The departure schedule can be changed on any unavoidable circumstances such as weather hazards, festivals, natural changes of walking track, road slides, avalanches, public strikes, etc.
  • We have got other additional programs like Mt. Flight, Bungee jumping, Paragliding, Helicopter tour, Film shooting, Rock

  • Comfortable Sleeping bags
  • Hiking Boots
  • Chill T-Shirts/Jerseys
  • Lighter Jackets
  • Water Proof Jackets
  • Down Jacket
  • Moisturizing Creams, sunscreen lotions
  • Trekking Socks, Sunglasses, sunhats, caps
  • Gloves, Scarfs, woolen hats
  • Toilet papers, tissue papers, wipers, towels, etc.
  • Torch lights, Headlights.
  • Trekking/Hiking Poles
  • First aid box, required medicines
    Nightwears, undergarments, water bottles, water purifiers, etc.
  • Plastic/Waterproof bags
    Shampoos, small pocket purses, toothbrush, toothpaste, and other necessary personal products.
  • Cameras, Binocular (optional).
    Passport size photographs
    Pocket knifes

Trip Facts

  • Nepal
  • Everest Region
  • 14 days
  • Teahouse (Lodge) during trek & hotels at Kathmandu
  • Moderate
  • Lukla
  • Lukla
  • 5357 Meters
  • 5-6 Hours
  • Sherpa, Tibetan, Rai, Tamang, Gurung, Nepali, e.t.c
  • Natural Environment, Wildlife, Mountains, Peaks, Hills, Flowers, Flora-Fauna, e.t.c.
  • Flight, Jeep & Car

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