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Gokyo Lake / Everest base camp

The Gokyo Lakes region is yet another popular trek which takes us high above the tree line, with stunning views of the huge Himalayan peaks including Cho Oyu, Lhotse Shar, Nuptse, Makalu and Everest. Besides, huge glaciers, lakes, monasteries and old traditional villages makes this trip worthwhile.

We start our trek from Lukla following the Dudh koshi valley then to namche to acclimatise and explore the surrounding area like Thame- birth place of famous Tenzing Norgay, first man to climb Everest. Entering Gokyo valley , on higher slopes Himalayan Thar can often be seen grazing. Camping close to the most impressive of the lakes Dudh Pokhari, surrounded by magnificient peaks and Ngozumba glacier the largest in Nepal. An early morning ascent of Gokyo Ri (5360 mtr) where a complete panorama of Everest region awaits you. This is no doubt one of the finest vantage point in the Khumbu region.

Then it's on to either Everest Base Camp, scene of triumph and tragedy, or Kalapathar, which towers over the Base Camp, where you can enjoy the magnificent views of Everest, the Khumbu Glacier, longest in Nepal, and the surrounding peaks. Returning down the valley of Thyanboche Monastery, the most important center of Buddism, majestic Amadablam peak in the back ground soaring high above the clouds. Taking one last glimpse of Everest it is time to wind down to Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1: Join Kathmandu.
Day 2: In Kathmandu, walking tour of old bazaar; visit Pashupatinath temple and Boudhanath Stupa. Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and start trek to Phakding.
Day 4: Namche.
Day 5: Rest in Namche.
Day 6: Thame.
Day 7: Khumjung.
Day 8: Deboche
Day 9: Dingboche
Day 10: Rest day for acclimatisation.
Day 11: Lobuche.
Day 12: Trek to Kalapathar and overnight Lobuche.
Day 13: Pangboche.
Day 14: Thore .
Day 15: Machermo.
Day 16: Gokyo.
Day 17: Trek up to Gokyori and walk down to Machermo.
Day 18: Kyangjuma .
Day 19: Monjo/Phakding.
Day 20: Lukla.
Day 21: Kathmandu
Day 22: Kathmandu
Day 23: International departure

Cost Includes:

* Arrival / Departure by private vehicle
* Welcome dinner with culture dance
* Accommodation in Kathmandu Hotel on BB basis.
* Twin sharing rooms on treks on full board basis –all meals
* City tours with qualified tour officer
* English speaking Tour and Trekking Guide
* Entrance Fees for city tours and National parks
* TIMS –Permits – (Trekkers Information Management System)
* Domestic airfare
* Sight Seeing
* Sleeping bags
* First-aid medical kit for trekking
* Porters
* Insurance for Porters and Guide

Cost does not include:

* Visas
* International airport taxes
* Transfers outside of the tour program
* All optional additional tours and activities during free time
* Item of personal natures e.g; food and beverages, laundry, souvenirs etc.,
* Tips
* Travel insurance


Trip Facts

Destination : Gokyo lake and Everest Base Camp
Group Size : Min - 2
Minimum altitude : 2800meter
Maximum altitude : 5545meter
Grade : Strenuous
Season : Spring & Autumn
Accommodation : Tented Camp/Tea House
Duration : 23 Days

 

Trip Highlights
Magnificient views of Mt. Everest and many other himalayan range. Rich Sherpa culture.