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Everest Base Camp trek via Gokyo Lakes 17 Days, adventure

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5550m (Kalapattar)
Activities

1 Day 35 Minutes flight

14 Days Trekking

Best Season

Mar-May

Sep-Nov

Meals

16 Breakfast

14 Lunch

14 Dinner


Accommodation

2 Nights Hotel

14 Nights Lodge

Transportation

Flight/Car/Jeep/Bus

PRICE STARTS FROM

USD 1600 1399

Per person

We Offer Group discount

No of PAX Price / PP
2-4 1399
5-9 1299
More than 10 1199

Overview

Everest Base Camp trek via Gokyo Lakes with chola pass is a combination of the Gokyo Lakes (4700m/15420 feet) and Everest Base Camp (5364m/17598 feet) by cross over the Cho-La pass (5368m/17612 feet). Namche Bazaar, Syangboche, Tengboche, Gokyo Ri, 5th Lake, Chola Pass, Everest Base Camp, Kalapather are the major attractions of this trek.

Trip Highlights

  • An adventurous flight experience to Tenzing Hillary Lukla airport.
  • Buddhist Mane walls, Matra written stone, Stupas, Chhorten, Monasteries.
  • Experience the Sherpa people lifestyle, culture, festival etc.
  • Sagarmatha National entry point Jorsalle .
  • Namche Bazar a biggest town and Sherpa capital in Khumbu area, Saturday market in every week.
  • A nice spot Syangboche, best view point of Everest, Lhotse, Nupste, Tawache, Ama Dablam, Konde, Kusum Kangaru, Thamserku etc.
  • Many suspension bridges, Wild animals, Birds, flowers etc.
  • The beautiful Gokyo lakes from 1st to 6th Longpunga Tsho, Taujung Tsho, Gokyo Tsho, Thonak Tsho, Ngozumba Tsho, Gyazumba Tsho
  • Gokyo Ri 5330m, the best view point of 4 highest mountain Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu and other peaks.
  • One of the biggest Ngozumba glaciers
  • An adventure pass Cho (Chhugyuma ) la pass 5420m view of Ama Dablam, Cho latse and other peaks.
  • The most popular Everest Base Camp 5364m with close view of Khumbu icefall.
  • Kalapather 5550m, the nearest view point of Mount Everest and other peaks.
  • A biggest monastery in Khumbu area Tengboche Monastery, you may participate in Puja every day at 3pm.
  • Combinations of Gokyo valley or lakes via Everest Base Camp with an adventure Cho la pass 5420m.

Everest Base Camp trek via Gokyo Lakes

Everest Base Camp trek via Gokyo Lakes with Chola pass starts after flying to Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla (2,828m) from Kathmandu. The Namch Bazaar is a big city of this area. They have market day every Saturday. The mountain views are great from here. After the Namche Bazaar, we ascend Gokyo trail. A visit to Gokyo Ri (5330m) offers magnificent majors mountains Cho Oyu( 8201m), Everest (Sagarmatha) (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8463m) ,Nuptse, Amadablam , Pumori and others mountains. We then cross over the Chola-Pass (5368m). Over the Chola-Pass has snow all the time. It is considering as a challenging pass. The trekking is continuously rewarded to Everest base camp and Kalapather (5550m/18209 feet, view point) close view of Everest and other mountains. A visit to Everest Base Camp trek will give you the chance to have a closer look at the spectacular Khumbu Icefall. We trek along a high traversing path where we have good views of Everest and others mountains then head towards down Tengboche Monastery, Namch bazaar and Lukla at Last night.

This trekking in justifiably famous, not only for its proximity to the world’s highest Mt. Everest (8848m) but also for its friendly Sherpa people, picturesque villages great variety of culture and traditions, colorful festivals and monasteries and flora and fauna are other ornaments of the Sagarmatha National Park.

The Everest Base Camp Trek Via Gokyo Lakes can be done by clock wise or anti-clockwise. We can organize it as your desire and requirement clock wise or anti-clockwise.

We have other trekking option in Everest region, they are Gokyo Lakes Trek , Everest Base Camp Trek , Everest 3 Passes TrekEverest View Trek and Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek.

Note: Due to the air traffic in Kathmandu Airport, All the flight will be operate from Ramechhap to Lukla and Lukla to Ramechhap in the peak season from March, April, May, and October and November. Other time of the year, you will fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu.

Outline

Day 01: Arriving in Kathmandu (1350m).

Day 02: Fly to Lukla and Trekking

Day 03: Trekking

Day 04: Acclimatization day

Day 05-07: Trekking

Day 08: Climb up to Gokyo Ri (5330m) and 5th Lake explore

Day 09-11: Trekking

Day 12: Trekking to Gorak Shep and explore Everest Base Camp (5364m)

Day 13: Climb up to Kalapather (5550m) for close view of Mt. Everest and trek down to Pheriche

Day 14-15: Trekking

Day 16: Fly to Kathmandu

Day 17: Departure from Kathmandu (1350m).

Travel Map Everest Base Camp trek via Gokyo Lakes Map Altitude Chart Video

Daily Itinerary

Whats Included?

  • Pick-up and drop-off service at Trivuwan International Airport in Kathmandu by private Car/Van/Bus.
  • 2 Nights Hotel in Kathmandu on BB Plan.
  • Sagarmatha National park permits and Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality entrance fee.
  • Both way flight tickets Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu with airport departure tax.
  • One English speaking experience guide and Trekkers 2:1 porter.
  • All meals (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner) with Lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • Duffel Bag.
  • Fingertip Pulse Oximeter ( we use every day to check your oxygen level and pulse in your body to minimize high risk ).
  • Himalaya Trip T-short.
  • Guide and porter's food, lodge, flight, insurance, equipment, salary etc.
  • Local fresh fruit like apple and pomegranates etc.
  • First Aids Kid.
  • 13% Government VAT and official charge.

Whats not Included?

  • International airfare and visa fees ((15 Days US$30 and 30 Days US$50).
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • All the drinks such as tea, coffee, coke, beer, mineral water.
  • Your travel insurance which should include the emergency rescue.
  • Your Trekking gears, Hot shower, and Battery charge.
  • Tips for your guide and porters etc

Essential Infos

When is the best time to do this trek ?

We organize this trek every day in whole year. But if you are planning to do this trek at the best time. We recommend you following time.

  • Winter (December – February): This is coldest time of the year. It will be difficult to trek because of there will be heavy snow.
  • Spring (March – May): This is best time to trek on Everest Base Camp trek via Gokyo Lakes. You will have wonderful weather with warm temperature. You will also have chances to see the Rhododendron flowers.
  • Summer (June – August): This is monsoon in Nepal. There is chances of raining every day and it will be cloudy. There is chances to cancel the flight. The rain poncho or rain jacket is needed.
  • Autumn (September – November): This is another best time to do this trek. After the raining season. It will be fresh and clear weather will be appear. It will be warm temperature.

What foods do we aspect during the trek ?

The Lodges have Menu; you will have your own choice. The foods are hygienic. But it is not like cities foods. Non-veg food are not recommend. It is not hygienic.

  • Breakfast: Simple Breakfast (Eggs any item , toast or Gurung or Tibetan Bread, Pancake, Muesli, Oat Porridge etc.)
  • Lunch: Nepali Thali (Plain Rice, Lentil soup, Potato Curry, Green Vegetable, Papadam,Tomato Hot spicy), Macorani , Spaghetti, Potato item, Mo.Mo or dumpling, Pizza, Friend Rice, Fried Noodles, French fries etc.
  • Dinner: Nepali Thali (Plain Rice, Lentil soup, Potato Curry, Green Vegetable, Papadam,Tomato Hot spicy or pickle), Macorani , Spaghetti, Potato item, Mo.Mo or dumpling, Pizza, Friend Rice, Fried Noodles, French fries etc.
  • Dessert: Fresh Fruit (Apple, orange, pomegranates, Banana with any seasonal fruit) serve as sweet dessert.

Note: All the drinks soft, hot, hard drinks are not included.


How and where can we process Nepal's Visa ?

You will get on arrival Visa in Kathmandu International Airport . If you fill up this form Department of Immigration Nepal and bring it with you from there. It will be much faster and avoid the long queue.

  • US $ 30 or equivalent foreign currency for Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 15 days.
  • US $ 50 or equivalent foreign currency for Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days.
  • US $ 125 or equivalent foreign currency for Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 100 days.

Regardless of the provision stated in 1(a) and 1(b), tourists with passport from South Asian

Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) nations aren’t required to pay visa fee for 30 days.

However, Indian nationals do not require visa to enter into Nepal.


Do you have a packing list for the trek ?

  • Trekking boots (If new boots are purchased, “break them in” to avoid blisters) and spare laces
  • Hat (Warm),scarf and gloves
  • Trousers (Warm trousers are useful higher up in the mountains in the morning and at night.
  • Running shoes, sandals or thongs (To wear in the camp at night or when your boots are wet).
  • Shorts and trousers
  • Wool-blend socks, liner socks and under wear(three pairs)
  • Thermal underwear
  • Sunhat
  • Fleece jacket
  • T-shirts (two or three) and long sleeved shirt with collar (long sleeved – shirt is particularly suitable for avoiding sun burn.)
  • Laundry soap powder or bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Sunscreen (SPF 20+) and lip bal
  • Sunglasses
  • Pocket knife
  • Iodine ,water-purification tablets or filter
  • Insect repellent ( for lower elevation)
  • Stuff sacks
  • Earplugs
  • Back pack
  • Sleeping back and silk liner
  • Water bottle
  • Torch (flashlight),spare batteries and bulbs
  • Duffle bag
  • Crampon
  • Down jacket or down vest
  • Camera ,memory card and battery charger( spare batteries)
  • Books and magazines
  • Trekking poles
  • Quick- drying camp towel
  • Day pack (This is a small rucksack to carry personal requirements for the day e.g. toilet items,cameras, towel, soap, chocolate bar etc.)
  • 2-4 large plastic bags: to separate clean clothes from dirty ones
  • Personal medical supplies

Frequently Asked Questions

Some trekkers desire to see the whole trail of Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes with Himalayas view from Helicopter. You can do Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Valley tour by Helicopter from Namche with extra cost. This will be the life time experience with amazing Himalayas views and chances to see all the trail where you have been.

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