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Everest Gokyo Lake Trekking

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Everest Gokyo Trek is considered a traditional trek that offers magnificent views of the mountain peaks and the Ngozumpa Glacier, the largest in the Nepal Himalayas. Its also known as Everest Circuit trek, this is one of the most adventurous treks in the Everest Himalayas, It follows the route via high pass of cho La at 5330m into the Base Camp of Mt. Everest. Passing through the home of the legendary Sherpa People, based at the foothills on th highest peak in the world, Mt. Everest at 8848 m through the Dudh Koshi to its source the Gokyo Lake which is to the west of the Everest Base Camp. A unique trek that goes through Lukla, Namche bazzar and all the way to Gokyo, Chola Pass, Kalapatter and Everest Base Camp.

The image of this region is associated with the soaring views of the most popular mountains in Nepal, at the attitude of 8000m such as Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu which are clearly visible from Gokyo Ri above Gokyo Lake and one of the most remarkable features is the view of the tremendous ice ridge between Cho Oyu and Gyachung located in Khumbu region.

As we cross the Cho-La pass, and return back to Lukla following the route through Everest Base Camp, Kalapattar down to Tengboche monastery, Khumjung village, Namche Bazar and Lukla.

Enjoy the breathtaking views of Everest including several other similar peaks and explore the Buddhists monasteries located at the world's highest elevation.

Trip Facts:

Country: Nepal
Trekking Type: Tea House
Max Altitude: 5545 M ( Kalapattar)
Group Size: 01 - 12
Trip Duration: 19 Days
Best Season: Mar - May | Sep - Dec
Trip Grade: Moderate to Strenuous
Start - End: Kathmandu to Kathmandu

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1300 m), O/N at Hotel. BB
  • Day 02: Pre-trip Meeting and Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley. O/N at Hotel. BB
  • Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2804 m) trek to Phakding (2652 m) 3 hrs . O/N at Guesthouse. BLD
  • Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m) 5/ 6 hrs. O/N at Guesthouse. BLD
  • Day 05: Namche Bazaar Acclimatization day. O/N at Guesthouse. BLD
  • Day 06: Trek to Phorste Thanga (3680 m) 5/6 hrs, O/N at Guesthouse. BLD
  • Day 07: Trek to Machherma (4470 m). 5/6 hrs, O/N at Guesthouse. BLD
  • Day 08: Trek to Gokyo (4790 m) 6/7 hrs, O/N at Guesthouse. BLD
  • Day 09: Trek to Gokyo-Ri (5483 m) & Back to Gokyo. 5/6 hrs, O/N at Guesthouse. BLD
  • Day 10: Trek to Thangna (4500 m) 4/5 hrs, O/N at Guesthouse. BLD
  • Day 11: Cross Cho-La pass (5300\m) trek to Dzongla (4710m) 7/8 hrs, O/N at Guesthouse. BLD
  • Day 12: Trek to Lobuche (4910 m) 4/5 hrs, O/N at Guesthouse. BLD
  • Day 13: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5316 m) then back to Gorak Shep( 5160 m), 8 hrs, O/N at Guesthouse. BLD
  • Day 14: Hike up to Kalapattar (5545 m) early in the morning then trek down to Periche (4200 m). 7 hrs, O/N at Guesthouse. BLD
  • Day 15: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441 m) 6/7 hrs. O/N at Guesthouse. BLD
  • Day 16: Trek to Lukla (2804 m) 5/6 hrs. O/N at Guesthouse. BLD
  • Day 17: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu in the morning. O/N at Hotel. BB "Evening Farewell”
  • Day 18: Leisure day in Kathmandu or flight delay at Lukla due to the bad weather.
  • Day 19: Transfer to international airport for your final departure.
  • BB = Bed and Breakfast     BLD = Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • [NOTE: The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. The trek can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. ]
  • Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1345meters).
    Arrival in TIA at Kathmandu, You will meet with our representative in the Airport then you transfer to the hotel. You will have rest after arrival at hotel. O/n at Hotel with BB Plan.
  • Day 02: Pre-trip Meeting and Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.
    Morning after breakfast you will introduced your trek Leader/Guide mean time and it will provide an opportunity for individuals to ask questions about the your trek and to introduce you to other participants. This includes a final briefing and preparations for the trip. Then We provide a private vehicle and professional tour guide. We visit Bodhnath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, where we observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries surrounding the stupa. After Bodhnath Stupa we visit Pashupatinath, the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Here we see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats. We also visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square, which is a collection of pagoda and shikhara style temples grouped around a fifty-five-window palace of brick and wood. The attraction of the Bhaktapur Durbar Square is The Lion gate, The Golden gate, The Palace of fifty five windows, Art Galleries, The Statue of King Bhupatindra Malla. Rest time is for preparation form trekking and shopping of necessary things for trekking. Overnight at hotel with BB plan.
  • Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2804 meters) trek to Phakding (2610 meters) 3 hours.
    An early morning start takes us to Tribhuwan international Airport in Kathmandu for the 35 minute scenic flight to Tenzing and Hillary Airport at Lukla at 2804 meters. On arrival at the airport guide will brief you and introduce our porters before we begin our trek towards Phakding at 2610meters. After landing we have time to explore the village while our Sherpa crew sort and load our trekking equipment. Then we begin our trek by descending towards the Dudh Kosi River where we join the main trail to Namche Bazaar, located just above Chaunrikharka (2713m). The walking is easy and after passing through the small village of Ghat (2550m) it is a short walk to Phakding. Overnight at Guest House with BLD Plan.
  • Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441 meters) 5/ 6 hrs.
    We continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Kosi, crossing this majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. After entering Sagamartha National Park, the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views. Namche Bazaar known as the Gateway to Everest which is home to many quality restaurants, hotels, lodges, shops, Money exchange, internet cafe and a bakery. Namche is one of the biggest villages along the whole Everest trail. Overnight at Guesthouse with BLD Plan.
  • Day 05: Namche Bazaar Acclimatization day.
    We will spend a day here in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning of the air. As well as a short trek to a museum celebrating the traditional customs of the Sherpa people to visit. Today we hike up the Syangboche Airport, and around Everest View Hotel. From this point, we can see rewarding views of the Himalayas with a stunning sunrise or sunset over the panorama of the Khumbu peaks. Overnight at Guesthouse with BLD Plan.
  • Day 06: Trek to Phorste Thanga (3680 meters) 5/6 hrs.
    Today, the trail climbs steeply out of valley through rhododendron forest, juniper and large conifers start to appear as the elevation increases making the trekking beautiful in spring. The trail passes through Yak Kharkas and summer settlements. The views of Khumbi La and Tawache are magnificent throughout the day. Overnight at Guesthouse with BLD Plan.
  • Day 07: Trek to Machherma (4470 meters). 5/6 hrs.
    The trail climbs a ridge for an excellent view both down the valley to Kengtega and up towards Cho Oyu and descend to a river and again climbs steep to the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpz glacier. We will reach at Machherma by early noon. Overnight at Guesthouse with BLD Plan.
  • Day 08: Trek to Gokyo (4790 meters) 6/7 hrs.
    Today the trek takes us at one of our final destination, Gokyo (4790m). We will make this camp our base for 2 nights as we will have couple of sightseeing and hiking trips around Gokyo. Overnight at Guesthouse with BLD Plan.
  • Day 09: Trek to Gokyo Ri (5483 meters) and then Back to Gokyo. 5/6 hrs.
    Today, early in the morning we have steep climb up to the top of Gokyo Ri at elevation of 5483 meters, ample rewards to one attempts this trip. There are stunning views of the supper Gokyo valley, the massive Ngozumpa Glacier and an incredible panoramic view of the whole Khumbu Himalayas, such as giants as Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Cho-Oyu and Gychung Kang can be seen. Those who explore the glacier and Gokyo peak are rewarded. This day we have for acclimatization and after noon back to the camp. Overnight at Guesthouse with BLD Plan.
  • Day 10: Trek to Thangna (4500 meters) 4/5 hrs.
    Trekking to the foot of Cho La pass for our overnight stay at Guesthouse with BLD Plan.
  • Day 11: Cross Cho La pass (5300 meters) trek to Dzongla (4710 meters) 7/8 hrs.
    Today is a long trek starting before sunrise at 4/5 am to reach the pass by 9-10 am otherwise weather conditions will greatly affect our journey. We cross over at an altitude of 5300 meters we could be exposed to strong winds if crossing too late. We start to climb steeply that is regularly used and easy to follow. However, the problem may arise due to the altitude and snow. It often causes terrible problems to cross the pass if it is covered by snow. As you reach the top, you are rewarded by the magnificent views, then we descend to the Dzongla at noon. Overnight at Guesthouse with BLD Plan.
  • Day 12: Trek to Lobuche (4910 meters) 4/5 hrs.
    Today, we will take easy and short trekking route as we had big and hard trekking day yesterday. Overnight at Guesthouse with BLD Plan.
  • Day 13: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5365 m) then back to Gorak Shep, 8 hrs.
    This is another big and difficult day walk along the Khumbu Glacier and up to Everest Base Camp at 5365meters. , the closest you can get to Mt. Everest without mountaineering equipment. There will likely be a team there about to attempt the summit. The view of the Khumbu Icefall from Base Camp is spectacular. We return back to Gorak shep for the night. Overnight at Guesthouse with BLD Plan.
  • Day 14- Hike up to Kalapattar (5455 meters) early in the morning then trek down to Periche (4200 meters). 7 hours.
    This will be one of the most difficult yet rewarding days of the trek. Most of morning in this day is spent climbing Mt. Kala Patar, a small peak (by Himalayan standards) at 5555meters. The ascent is demanding but the climber gets the most magnificent mountain panorama: Everest, the highest point on the planet at 29028ft, 8848meters, towers directly ahead and on all sides loom the other giants, Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, Lhotse and countless others. We make a quick descent to Gorak Shep, a tiny hamlet at 5180 meters then trek down to Periche. Overnight at Guesthouse with BLD Plan.
  • Day 15: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441 meters) 6/7 hrs.
    From Periche we take a slightly different route down to Orsho then to Pangboche village. Here is the oldest monastery in the region which contains what is said to be the scalp and bones of a Yeti, or abominable snowmanthe. Leaving mountains behind us our descent takes us through Tengboche Monastery at elevation of 3860 meters before continuing back to the town of Namche Bazaar at 3441meters. We arrive back into Namche Bazaar in the afternoon. Overnight at Guesthouse with BLD Plan.
  • Day 16: Trek to Lukla (2804 meters) 5/6 hrs.
    Finally we return to Lukla where the trek began, which will seem like a lifetime ago. Enjoying time to reflect on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part. Also giving you time to explore the town. Overnight at Guesthouse with BLD Plan.
  • Day 17: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu in the morning.
    Enjoying your last glimpse of the mountains you have recently visited for one last time on the 35 minute Scenic flight back to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu we are met and transferred back to our starting hotel. Overnight at hotel with BB Plan.
  • Day 18: Leisure day in Kathmandu or flight delay at Lukla due to the bad weather.
  • Day 19: Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure.
    The trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal.
  • BB= Bed and Breakfast     BLD= Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • [NOTE: The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. The trek can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.]
"So What you are Paying For ?"
What you are paying for, we would like to explain to you. We are a local company providing world-wide travelers with internationally qualified services. We provide you with the lowest cost possible for fully inclusive trips that have no hidden fees. We guarantee your safety, satisfaction, and long-lasting memories of your experience of Nepal Journey.

Cost Include

  • International & domestic airport transfers as per the itinerary.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu with BB Plan.
  • Internal transport and flight within your Nepal staying as per the itinerary.
  • 3 meals a day during the trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) as indicated by the itinerary.
  • Accommodation while trekking in twin sharing basis tents or local lodges / guesthouses.
  • All trekking and climbing related permit & fees, (Entry Permit and TIMS Card).
  • Professional English speaking tour leader, guides and necessary porters.
  • Sleeping Bag and Duffel bag for during Trekking period.
  • Welcome and Firewell Dinner.
  • A comprehensive medical kit.
  • All government and local taxes.

Cost Exclude

  • International air fare to/ from Nepal.
  • Entry Visa fees - at present $25 for 15 day, US$ 40 for 30 day, and US$ 100 for three month visa on entry into Nepal.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Insurance which covers, medical, emergency evacuation, lost, theft expenses.
  • Drinks: both alcoholic and bottled other than sterilized drinking water.
  • Laundry fees.
  • All food and beverages other than on the itinerary.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Personal gear and expenses.
  • Tips and gratitude provided to staff.

Fixed Departure Dates for 2015

Trip Starts

Trip Ends




01 Nov 2016

19 Nov 2016

Fixed Departure

USD $ 1325

7 Nov 2016

25 Nov 2016

Fixed Departure

USD $ 1325

Note: Departure dates and itinerary arrangemrnts can be customized as your interest and needs, So please contact us by filling this form or by sending mail to info@nepaltraveladventure.com with your inquiries regarding your Everest Gokyo Trek departure date and Itinerary.

Guaranteed: Trip is Guaranteed to Run.
Limited: Only few Persons can join the trip. If there is no space we can run new group.

What type of shape do I need for this Trip ?
Everest Gokyo Lake Trek is a suitable trek for all kind of people who are moderately fit, not any previous adventures experience is required. Some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming and walking are recommended before your Gokyo Lake Trekking. Persons suffering from a pre-existing medical condition must seek medical advice/consent before considering the trek. Whist on the trek, it is common to experience some discomfort before being fully acclimatized.

Will somebody come to pick up me at the Airport upon my arrival ?
Yes, Global Holidays Adventure representative will be there to greet you outside of Terminal Hall. He will be displaying an Global Holidays Adventure name with your name on it. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your Hotel.

Visa info: Entry Visa fees- at present $ 25 for 15 day, $ 40 for 30 days and $ 100 for three month visa on entry to Nepal. You can take visa after landing Nepal in Tribhuwan International Airport.

What sort of accommodation can i expect in Kathmandu and in Trekking ?
In Kathmandu: Here are all kind of Hotel simple hotel to 5* hotel. Its depends on your demand but normally in our trekking package we use standard rooms from 3* or 4* on BB Basis.

During Trekking:
You will have teahouse/Lodges generally provide basic clean facilities with a mattress and a quit blanket. We can also offer you Global Holidays Adventure's sleeping baggage if needed ( which need to return after the trip) but it is good idea to have your own sleeping baggage always. We usually provide you single and double rooms as well as the occasional dormitory. The dining room is sownstairs around a fire. All food will be cooked to order in the little kitchen. You should not enter the kitchen unless asked to do so.

Toilet Facilities During Trekking: On, Trek common toilet facilities are available at Tea House. Now some teahouse have attached bathroom.

Shower Facilities: You will have hot shower in all teahouses but some place there isnot hot shower, we will provide you hot water in bucket for Shower.

Do you use porters/ yaks on the trek or do we carry all of our own gear ?

Whilst on the trek, our porter will take care of your luggage. All you need to carry is your small day bag for your personal belongings like camera, water bottle, sun cream etc only.

What kind of food can i expect in Trekking ?
Most of Teahouse cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian fare Pasta, Tuna Bakes, Noodles, Potatos, Eggs, Dalbhat, Bread, Soups, Fresh Vegetable ( variety depends on the season) and even some desserts like Apple Pies, Pancakes and some interesting attempts at Custard. You will find a lot of garlic items on the menu, eat some every day because it assists with acclimatization. In many larger villages you may find some meat on the menu. You cal always get hot chocolate, tea, coffee, hot lemon as well as soft drinks. Each day dinner and breakfast are used to take in the same lodge you spend the night. Lunch will be take on the way to distination.

What sort of transportation I use ?
Global Holidays Adventure is all about providing you with local insights as well as adventure with that in mind where we think you will get more our of your holiday by using a different means of transport that is what we do. Using a variety of private transport is an integral part of our Himalayas travel and enhance the experience. We use private tourist vehicles for sightseeing, city tours and pick ups. Depending on the group size we use cars, minibus, van or Landcruiser. These small light vehicles are more manoeuvrable and flexible enabling us to take you through the narrow roads of Nepal. All the vehicles are usually air-conditioned unless we are travelling in cooler areas.

What is the best season for this trekking ?
The best season for this trek is October to mid December and mid February to mid June. It is not very good trekking during the monsoon season from June to August excepts treks in the Himalayan rain shadow like Upper Mustang and Mt. Kailash.

What is the weather and temperature like in trekking ?
Weather in the mountains is notoriously difficult to predict. At night it is generally cooler the days are enerally warm. Winter ( January and February ) will be bit colder but the days can be quite beautiful and warm if the sun is out. There will be bit of snow during the month of January, February and December. It is also important to makes sure that you can stay warm and dry in just about any condition. Expert the unexpected! The temperature could be as high as 20 degree c to 15 degree c low during day time.

Can I charge my camera batterries on my Trip ?
These facilities will be available in most of the places in your Hotel reception by playing some service. Remember to bring your adapters!!.

Is there any communication while we are on Trekking ?
There are telephone in some villages along the trekking routes from which you can make international calls, Some place there is also interest access which you can use by paying some charges.

Can I use credit cards in the places visit in Trekking ?
In Kathmandu you can use your credit/ master card. During the trekking you need cash, you can't use your credit card.

How much additional money do I need per day ?
In Kathmandu, you can allocate $ 10-15 for lunch and dinner. It's all depends on your spending habits. $. 15- 20 a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolate and few drinks in Trekking.

Do I need to tip my guide and porters? How much would that be ?
This is a difficult things to tell. It's up to you from your heart by looking their work and support. Tipping is not required, but a small way to show your guides and local porters thanks for their help. The level of the tip should reflect the level of personal involvement with your guide.

Is the water Ok to drink? Do I need to bring purifying tablets/filter ?
In most places bottled water is readily available. If you wish to drink normal water, you need to use purifying aid, which you will need to bring with you.

Is Global Holidays Adventure's staff insured ?
Our Company insures all our trekking staff, including guide, cook, Sherpa and Porters.

What essential documents do I need to bring with me on tour ?

  • Valid Passport- must be valid for up to 6 months after return from your tour, keep a seperate photocopy.
  • Travel insurance, keep a seperate photocopy which you need to give to us before you leaving for trip.
  • Cash and Traveller's Cheques, keep numbers and proof of purchase seperate.
  • Flight Tickets.
  • Emergency contact numbers for T/C's bank, insurance, family contacts.
Can I add extra days to my Trekking Trip ?
A trekking holiday should be about making it to the final point quickly. Along your trek we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation and food.

I would like to extend my holiday, any recommendations ?
Yes there are many options and choices to extend your holiday before or after your main trip. Following trips are suggested for your holiday extensions.
What immunizations will I need ?
No vaccinations are compulsory in Himalaya but we do recommend you are coveres for * Diphtheria & TB, *Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B * Malaria, * Typhoid, Polio and tetanus. We also recommend-

  • A dental Check up prior to Travelling.
  • That you know your blood group in case of Emergency.

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