Gokyo Everest Base Camp Trek

Overview

Lhotse Everest View Point
Mount Everest & Lhotse View from close to Everest View Hotel.

Gokyo Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal – a highly admired trek in the Everest region. Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes, recognized for the series of beautiful turquoise lakes in the Gokyo valley and the famous Cho La Pass, takes us through the landmarks of the Khumbu region in the company of majestically soaring mountains.

Gokyo Valley: The sparkling, pristine blue and green waters of the Gokyo Lakes are one of Nepal’s most memorable sights. They comprise the highest freshwater lake system in the world, at around 5,000 meters. The Gokyo Lakes trek is ideal for people who want to trek in the Everest region, but who want more variety of views and fewer nights spent at very high altitude.

Gorakshep Village Everest
Gorakshep Village and Sourroung Mountain including Khumbu Glacier.

Everest Base Camp: This high-altitude trek through Sherpa country brings you to the base of the world’s tallest peak. You’ll pass hilltop monasteries, Himalayan market towns, and craggy peaks as you follow in the footsteps of famous mountaineers—eventually making your way to the iconic starting point for all Everest expeditions.

Highlights of Gokyo Everest Base Camp Trek 

1. Stand at the shores of a chain of six turquoises, glacial-fed lakes
2. Hike along Ngozumpa Glacier, the largest glacier in the Himalaya
3. Climb Gokyo Ri (5,357 m) for spectacular views of Everest, Lhotse, and Cho Oyu
4. Watch the sunset on Mt. Everest & Lhotse from Kala Patthar viewpoint
5. Experience and learn about Sherpa culture, who have made this region their home
6. Sip tea or coffee at one of the world’s highest markets, Namche Bazaar
7. Experience ground zero for all Everest expeditions at the foot of the Khumbu Ice Fall

everest-view-from-kala-patthar
Trekkers walking back from Kalapathar 5.550m.

Itinerary Overview of Gokyo Everest Base Camp Trek

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and trip preparation (1,300m)
Day 02: Fly to Lukla & Trek to Phakding (30 min), 3-4h.
Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m.)
Day 04: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar
Day 05: Trek to Dole (4,200m), 3-4h.
Day 06: Trek to Machhermo (4,400m), 4-5h.
Day 07: Trek to Gokyo (4,790m), 4-5h.
Day 08: Gokyo Exploration Day, climb Gokyo Ri (5357m)
Day 09: Trek to Thangna (4,790m.), 2h.
Day 10: Cross Cho La and trek to Dzong Lha (5,330m.), 8-9h.
Day 11: Trek to Lobuche (4,970m), 4h.
Day 12: Trek to Gorak Shep & hike to Everest Base Camp (5,160m), 6-7
Day 13: Early hike to Kala Patthar & trek back to Pheriche (5,550m), 8-9h.
Day 14: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3440m.), 7-8h.
Day 15: Namche to Lukla (3440m.), 8-9h
Day 16: Lukla to Kathmandu by 40-minute flight.
Day 17: Departure after Breakfast.

Trip Cost: 1900 US $ PP

▼ WHAT’S INCLUDED?

1. Arrival & Departure: Airport – Hotel transfers – Airport (Pick Up and Drop)

2. Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu: 2 nights hotel in Kathmandu on bed & breakfast Basis- Twin Bedroom

4. Permit: All necessary paper works: Sagarmatha National Park permits, TIMS permit & conservation entry fee

5. Insurance: Insurance for all involved Nepalese staffs during

6. Trekking Map: Everest Region Trekking map

7. Member transportation: Air Transportation: (Domestic Flight) Fly from Kathmandu – Lukla & returning Lukla – Kathmandu, with Guide as per itinerary.

8. Stuffs Transportation: Necessary all equipment Transportation for all.

9. Member Luggage: Up to 12 Kg per member for personal baggage during the trek carrying by porters

10. Lodging & Food: Food 3 meals a day (BDL; including tea and coffee) Breakfast, lunch, and dinner from the guesthouses you are staying at. You could pick anything on the menu, which had western options or Nepali options. You can eat pancakes, Pasta, pizza, and burgers or you can go for the 24-hr Nepali Power Dal Bhat.

12. Porter: Porters (2 trekkers: 1 porter) during the trek

13. Staff Salary and allowance

14. Comprehensive Medical kit

 

▼ EXCLUDES

1. Air Fare: International flight fare (to/from Kathmandu) Personal transportation beyond the aforementioned programs

2. Nepal entry Visa fee

3. Lunch & Dinner: Lunch & dinner in during the stay in Kathmandu (also in case of early return from Trekking than the scheduled itinerary)

4. Extra night in Kathmandu: Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary

5. Rescue Evacuation: Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation cost if required. (Rescue, Repatriation, Medication, Medical Tests and Hospitalization costs.)

6.Personal Expenses: Telephone, Internet, battery recharge, shower, Laundry, any Alcoholic beverages, Boiled, water, beer, coke, and Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Insurance, Personal Trekking Gears & Equipment.

7. $30 USD for extra porter per day (If extra porter demanded)

8. Tips: Tips for Guide, porters, and staffs (Avg. US 10$ per day)

Note: At times Trekkers have been delayed in Lukla awaiting return to KTM. During these times when Airplane cannot fly, Helicopter flight can be arranged (subject to their availability). The cost is approximately $400 paid by the trekker

Any other item not listed in “Price Includes” section

 TOUR BOOKING TERMS & CONDITIONS

Minimum Group size: 2 Person, Maximum Group size: 20++

BOOKING A TRIP: A booking is confirmed only after receiving a copy of the passport and certain deposits from clients. Once the company receives the booking deposit a client will receive a confirmation invoice or email. From this stage, the booking agreement between the company and the customer will be applicable.

DEPOSIT REQUIREMENTS: Community Trek requests a minimum of 20% deposit of the total trip cost before making the confirmation. The remaining amount should pay before commerce the trip.

PAYMENT METHODS: Trip Confirmation Deposit can be made by Bank Transfer, Money Transfer Services.

Here is Booking Terms & Condition in details please read out before final trip booking…

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Gear list

The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The packed weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG.

♂ You must bring the following items:
1. Hiking boots
2. Socks
3. Trekking trousers/pants
4. Waterproof overtrousers/rainpants
5. Baselayer shirts
6. Casual shirt and/or T-shirts
7. Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater
8. Waterproof jacket
9. Sunhat
10. Warm hat
11. Sunglasses
12. Thermal gloves
13. Warm and waterproof over gloves or mittens
14. Headtorch/Headlamp with spare bulb and batteries
15. Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
16. Water bottles 1 L.
17. Antibacterial handwash
18. Small towel
19. Daypack, 25/30Litres
20. Trekking poles
21. Sleeping bag 4 or 5 seasons * (rated down to – 20ºC)
22. Warm jacket (down)*

♂ Basic First Aid Kit including:
A broad spectrum antibiotic, antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), altitude (Diamox), painkillers, plasters (band-aids) and blister treatment, insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite) and Glucose tablets.

Note: Walking pole, down jacket, sleeping bag, etc available on hire in Kathmandu.

 

FAQ's

♂ What about Lukla Flight?
Because of bad weather, we could face problems with domestic flights to/from Lukla (Delayed or even cancelled). It is very rare, but it could happen even in the best trekking season. Thus, we always recommend you to add supplement night/s in Kathmandu after your trek if that is possible for you (just in case). Trekkers need to be prepared for all weather conditions. In the Himalayas weather can cancel or delay the scheduled flight(s) to/from Lukla airport. To be sure that you make your trek, or return from it, it may be necessary to make this flight by a chartered helicopter. Helicopters can operate in some weather that aircraft cannot. Should a helicopter be needed, it will be at the expense of the trekkers, and not something covered by Community Trek Please keep approximately USD 500 (one way) accessible in case this situation presents itself. This suggested amount is in addition to the emergency fund suggested below.

Hopefully, weather delays will not occur, or if they do it will be for a limited time. Should the delays stretch into days and neither helicopter nor flight are a viable option, a collective decision will be made by the group on how to proceed. This is especially true if the delays are prior to the trek, as the original trek may no longer be feasible. Your Guide will be there to help with this process.

Is this Everest Base Camp Trek suitable for all? 
Everest Base Camp Trek requires that you walk on an average of 6-7 hours every day, excluding the rest days. You will be hiking uphill every day from the day you land in Lukla until the day you climb up to Kalapathar. The highest point of this tour is almost 18,000 feet above sea level.

Naturally, this requires a certain degree of fitness. Everest Base Camp Trek is recommended only for people in good health and fitness with some experience of trekking behind them. There is no restriction of upper age on this tour; your fitness is what matters. Minors who wish to be part of this tour must be accompanied by an adult.

Due to the altitudes, this Everest Base Camp Trek may not be suitable for people with heart ailments, chronic problems related to lungs and those with high blood pressure related problems. If you have experienced serious altitude sickness in the past that required hospitalization, this tour is not recommended for you. This Trek is also not suitable for people with thyroid-related problems. If you are in doubt, please check with your doctor before signing up on this Trek.

Is there Drones allow? 
Please note that drones and the flying of drones are prohibited in Nepal. If you violate these regulations the police may take you into custody.

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Trip Facts

  •  Trip Duration:  17 Days
  •  Activities:  Trekking
  •  Country:  Nepal
  •  Group Size:  2- 12 persons
  •  Price:  From 1900 US $
  •  Trip Style:  Lodge
  •  Diffculty:  Hard
  •  Best Season:  Mar - May & Sept - Nov
  •  Transport:  Car, Jeep, Bus

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