Everest Base Camp Trek with Gokyo Lake - 21 Days

Everest Base Camp Trek with Gokyo Lake is a merger of two different treks in the region of Everest. Both Everest Base Camp Trek and Gokyo Lake Trek are popular trekking destinations in the Khumbu region of Everest and the combination of the two trekking trails gives rise to Everest Base Camp Trek with Gokyo Lake which provides additional thrill to the adventure and trekking in the region of Everest. In this trek, you can enjoy and experience the highlights of both Everest and Gokyo Lake Trek. Namche Bazaar, the region of Lukla, Everest Base Camp and also the amazing valley of Gokyo and the Gokyo Lake are the main features of this combined trek. It will nearly last around three weeks during which you will witness and experience amazing beauty of the mountains in the region and also the adventure and thrill of mountain trekking.
Like any other Everest trekking itinerary, Everest Base Camp Trek with Gokyo Lake starts from a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla Aiport. The 40 minutes flight will be a memorable one as you will see many mountain ranges during the flight and finally land at the amazing Airport lying on the laps of hills in Lukla. From Lukla, your formal trekking begins as you move to Phakding, Namche and the Everest Base Camp. The bazaar of Namche is one of te major attraction points of the trek. Also during the trek, you will have countless opportunities to view the Mountains including Mount Everest, the world’s tallest peak. The monastery in Dingboche is also very popular among the tourists. The best months for the trek are March, April, May, September, October, November and December. It is a moderately strenuous trek and the maximum altitude you attain is 5545 meters.
 
Outline Itinerary:
Day 01: Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03: Flight to Lukla, Trek to Phakding (2652m) 3 - 4 hrs
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m) 6 hrs
Day 05: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3867m) 5hrs
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4260m) 5hrs
Day 08: Rest day
Day 09: Trek to Chukum 2-3 hrs
Day 10: Trek to Kongma La Passes- Lobuche 10 hrs
Day 11: Trek to Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep 6-7 hrs
Day 12: Trek to Kalapatthar (5545m) and to Zongla 5 hrs
Day 13: Back to Thangnak 9 hrs
Day 14:  Trek to Gokyo 4 hrs
Day 15: Rest day and excursion
Day 16: Trek from Gokyo Renjo Pass (5345m), Lunde 7 hrs
Day 17: Trek to Thame 4 hrs
Day 18: Trek to Monjo 6-7 hrs
Day 19: Trek to Lukla (2886m) 4hrs
Day 20: Flight to Kathmandu
Day 21: Departure!!!!
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Day 01: Arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu (1320m)
Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be received by our representatives at the Airport. You will then be transferred to the hotel where you will be briefed about the travel itinerary in short. The rest of the time you will be staying at the hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
The second day of the itinerary, you will be sightseeing around the Kathmandu Valley, observing temples and monuments many of which have been enlisted in the UNESCO’s list of World Heritages. You will travel around the Durbar Squares of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur and observe ancient art and architecture. Also, you will sightsee around Pasthupatinath and Swyambhunath Stupa, two major pilgrimage destinations for Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. In the evening, you will return back to the hotel. 
Day 03: Flight to Lukla (2652m), trek to Phakding (2652m)
Early morning on the third day, you will drive to the domestic terminal of the International Airport for the scenic flight to Lukla (alternatively known as Tenzing Hilary Airport). If the weather is clear, you can have fantastic views of the mountains, including Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse and others. You real trek commences upon reaching Lukla from where you will trek to Phakding (2652m). It is an easy and comfortable trek, rewarded with the most excellent views of Mt Nupla (5885m), Kusum Kangaru (6367m) and Mt range Kwangde. After few hours of walking, you will reach the village of Phakding, the place where you will be spending tonight. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 04: Trek to Namche (3,440m) 5-6 hrs
After taking breakfast in the early morning, you will resume the journey through the trail along the Dudh Koshi River by crossing a long suspension bridge. Then, you will continue north of the river. The road crosses back to the river through the Sagarmatha National Park. The route will continue along the banks of the river to the final suspension bridge. Again after crossing the bridge you take a short walk before finally arriving at Namche Bazaar. Overnight stay at a guest house.
Day 05: Acclimatization in Namche (3,440m)
Today will be the day when you will acclimatize yourself to the altitude and the changing environmental conditions. Besides resting, you will also, however, hike up to Syangboche on your way to the Everest Hotel which happens to be the hotel situated at the highest altitude in the world. View of Mount Everest is quite clear and stunning from the Everest hotel. Hiking for few hours from there, you can visit the village of Khumjung which is worth seeing for there is a popular museum. Overnight stay at a guest house.
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3867m) 5hrs
On the sixth morning, you will make your way towards Tengboche from Namche. Tengboche is situated at an altitude of 3870 meters, surrounded by Rhododendron forests. Along the way, you will be blessed with wonderful views of Mountains like Kwongde (6187m), Tawache (6542 m), Everest (8,848 m), Nuptse (7855m), Lhotse (8618m), among others. You will also be visiting the popular Monastery situated at Tengboche which is considered as the largest in the Khumbu region. Overnight stay at a tented camp.
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4260m) 5hrs
On the 7th day you will trek to Dingboche from Tengboche taking rest on the way. The nature of the hike will be pleasant as you will walk throughout the grazing land. The way to Dingboche (4410m), you will take your lunch. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 08: Rest day
This day is counted as a rest day. It is good to know that you need an acclimatization day for an appropriate day to explore the surrounding. It is true that there lies a different trek as of Dingboche for this place over day counting Nangkartshang Peak. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 09: Trek to Chukum 2-3 hrs
On the 9th day you will trek to Chukum from Dingboche taking 2 to 3 hours. Though you are walking just 2 to 3 hours that hiking will be the most memorable moments of your life. Further you will hike around the Chukum valley. As soon as you arrive at Chukum you must be ready to pass Kongma la. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 10: Trek to Kongma La Passes- Lobuche 10 hrs
We start our trekking quite early morning today as we will have quite long and tiring day, we head directly west out of Chukhung on a small, rocky trail and contour around many hillsides, usually not very steeply, until we reach the Pokalden Base Camp. After a few other hills, more steeps, we will reach another Base Camp for Pokalden and a clear blue lake which sits just below the pass. We climb the last half an hour on a trail which is good but looks impossibly built into the cliff-side and had to the Lobuche. Overnight at Guesthouse. B.L.D
Day 11: Trek to Everset Base Camp via Gorakshep 6-7 hrs
We start our trekking following the rocky moraine path, view icy glacial pond and icebergs down below of Khumbu glacier. After the last rocky moraine dunes, a short downhill walk brings you to Gorakshep, where we will stop for lunch and we leave all our stuff there at lodge as this is the last place where there are lodge available – then we start our Himalayan journey to the Everest Base camp where your dreams come true. After spending sometime in the Base Camp we then return to Gorakshep. Overnight stay at guesthouse.
Day 12: Trek to Kalapatthar (5545m) and to Zongla 5 hrs
Early morning we will climb the Kala Patthar (5545m.) and enjoy the view of sunrise in the Himalayas including Everest. From Kala Patthar we will have a panoramic view of Mt. Everest and many other mountain peaks like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku and many more then we return to Kalapattar m have a Hot Breakfast and continue our trekking to Zongla. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 13: Back to Thangnak 9 hrs
Today, we will start our trekking early morning as we are going cross the Cho La pass (5370m), a steep and somewhat difficult ascent of a rocky ridge a few hours walk from Dzongla . We start by crossing a small glacial stream, and then start climbing up the pass. From the top, we are treated to views of Ama Dablam, Kantaiega, Thamserku, Taboche, Cholatse and Baruntse, and to Nangpai Gosain, Pasang Lhamo, Numbur and on the Gokyo side. Once up on top of the glaciated pass, we trek across the snow, with Lobuche West looming above us, to the summit and hang some Buddhist prayer flags to send prayers out across the Himalayas. After a snack, it’s a scramble back down the pass, a rocky, hilly trail across the valley, and a descent to the yak kharka of Tangnak. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 14:  Trek to Gokyo 4 hrs
We start our trekking in the morning by crossing the Ngozumpa Glacier on a sandy, shifting trail, the frozen lakes creaking below and beside us as we turn our way to the other side. Once back on the main trail to Gokyo, we have an hour’s hike past the second lake to the lodge at Gokyo. In the Gokyo valley, the character of the trekking changes abruptly. The opaque powder-blue lakes are often on the verge of freezing over, and sometimes perform a Himalayan symphony of expanding and retracting ice. We have entered the grassy ablation valley running beside the Ngozumpa Glacier, and have our first sight of Gokyo, a seasonal village and grazing area built beside the third and biggest lake. Gokyo has become something of a Himalayan resort without the crowd – at least in terms of the comfortable lodges with sunrooms, unbeatable views, excellent food and warm stoves. It is a great base to explore from, and we have plenty of time for it. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 15: Rest day and excursion
Gokyo is a trade centre where the Sherpa people run lodges to provide the best services to the trekkers. Gokyo is situated by the side of Ngozumpa glacier, the biggest glacier of Nepal. Today, we will walk around the lake and we can make the side trip of the fifth lake as well if you are fit. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 16: Trek from Gokyo Renjo Pass (5345m), Lunde 7 hrs
Early morning after breakfast, we will climb renjo la pass. This is a really nice high pass in Everest region and being more popular in these days. In last few years, this area is only possible in Camping/tented basis trek, which is now possible with lodge trek too. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 17: Trek to Thame 4 hrs
It is easy trekking down to Thame- Visit thame. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 18: Trek to Monjo 6-7 hrs
We continue our trekking following the flat and descending to first resting place Thamo after heading towards to Monjo. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 19: Trek to Lukla (2886m) 4hrs
Today is the last day of your trekking, the trekking is pleasant, except for few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote-Koshi River crossing it three times. The last uphill climb of 45 minutes will bring you to Lukla. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 20: Flight to Kathmandu
We will take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu, Free time, Shopping- Overnight at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 21: Departure!!!!
On the last day of the itinerary, you will board a flight back to your country from the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. We hope to serve you again!
Costs included during the trip:
  • All land transports in private vehicle including airport transfers
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu according to the itinerary package of related treks
  • Kathmandu sightseeing tour including all entry fees, tour guide and private vehicle
  • Full board meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge accommodation during the trek
  • Seasonal fruits during the trek
  • One skilled, professional and friendly guide including his food, accommodation, salary, equipment and accidental insurance
  • Costs of food, accommodation, salary, equipment and accidental insurance of porters (One porter will be provided for 2 people during the trek)
  • Round Trip flight :Kathmandu- Lukla and Lukla- Kathmandu including departure taxes
  • Duffle bag for trekking
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek
  • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • First aid medical kit
  • Sagarmatha National Park permits fee
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers’ Information Management System ( please bring 2passport size photos for permit)
  • Government taxes and office service charge
Costs excluded during the trip:
  • Meals not included in costs included section
  • Travel insurance
  • International Airfare
  • Optional tours and activities during leisure
  • Nepal Entry Visa: One can easily obtain the Nepal entry visa after arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Remember to bring 2 copies of passport size photos.)
  • Drinks (hot and cold), snacks and other personal expenses
  • Hot shower during the trek
  • Personal trekking equipments
  • Tips for trekking staffs and driver ( tips though appreciated not mandatory)
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USD 1334 Per Person

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