Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes-18 Days
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The 18-days Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes trip takes adventurous trekkers to fabulous Gokyo Valley, source of grand Dudh Koshi River - the large Ngojumba Glacier, the famous Cho La pass, and the celebrated view points of Gokyo Ri and Kala Patthar along with Everest Base Camp. Obviously the trek further traverses through the landmarks of Everest region in the company of majestically soaring mountains, friendly Sherpas, colorful monasteries and prayer flags, the Namche Bazzar, the Sagarmatha National Park, and many more. Gokyo, a hidden valley with gorgeous blue lakes in the lap of Himalaya has its own reputation among the adventurous souls. Many trekkers yearn to visit the Gokyo valley as a side trip during their Everest Base Camp Trek and they feel their Everest trek incomplete if they happen to miss the trip to Gokyo Valley, Gokyo Peak, and the famous pass, Cho La. The entire area is blessed with abounding natural beauty of shimmering Lakes. Beyond peace of mind at the tranquil appearance of the glacial Lakes, we can enjoy 360 degree panoramic views of four above 8000 m massifs and other mountain ranges from the best view point of Everest Region, the Gokyo Ri - because panorama from here is more spectacular than that from Kala Patthar viewpoint.
Himalayan Glacier's Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes Trek-18 days is graded as difficult and challenging trek suitable only for physically fit and experienced hikers who love the challenge. Passionate and experienced trekkers who are able to walk at least 6-7 hours a day with a light rucksack and have zeal to face challenge can sign up on this trek. If we are novice on trekking and are physically sound Himalayan Glacier has other itineraries for Everest Base Camp trek that is designed for beginners, i.e., Everest Base Camp-17 days
. Himalayan Glacier's Everest Base Camp-14 days
trek would be best for us if we are physically fit and experienced but have less time for the trip. If we are a quite experienced in high altitude hiking and are looking for some adventure trek this time, Everest Transverse Trek (Everest three passes trek)-20 days
would be suitable for us.
Route maps are just representation of the trekking routes. This does not represent the exact geographical conditions.Click here for Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes route map
Day to Day Itinerary
International Arrival in Kathmandu (1300 m/4264 ft)
Upon your arrival in the Kathmandu airport (KTM) you will be greeted by a representative from Himalayan Glacier Trekking. After completing your custom formalities (Visa, etc) ...read more »»
- All airport/hotel transfers
- 3 nights in 4-star hotel in Kathmandu (Hotel Shanker or similar standard) with breakfast
- 14 nights in standard guest house/lodges in mountain
- Welcome and farewell dinner
- All accommodation and meals during the trek
- A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide and entrance fees
- Domestic flights and airport departure taxes
- An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
- Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, Himalayan Glacier Trekking duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
- A comprehensive medical kit
- All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
What's Not Included
- Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Excess baggage charges
- Extra night accommodation/s in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu(and also in the case you return early from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
- Tips for guides and porters
The Trekking Group
For the Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes, there will be one leader, assistant leader (4 trekkers:1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters for luggage carrying (2 trekkers:1 porter). This arrangement ensures that any body in the group is sick, the trip can still go ahead as planned. Himalayan Glacier can run the Everest Base Camp trek for group of any size. But generally it will be better to have a maximum of twelve people, as we have found this to be the optimum size for a successful trip. However, if we would like to make a group booking for more than twelve people together, Himalayan Glacier can arrange this too.
Health & Experience Required
Himalayan Glacier's 18-days Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes is graded as strenuous. Average walking hours on this trek is 6-7 hours. In couple of days we might even ...read more »»
All accommodations for Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes are on twin sharing basis included in the trip cost and are chosen based on standard of hygiene, standard of service and food, location, etc. There are two styles of accommodations during our trekking. We will spend three nights at a 4-star hotel, Hotel Shanker
or similar category hotel in Kathmandu. During our trek we spend 14 nights at standard tea house or lodge or hotel in which there will be unheated rooms with wooden beds and foam mattresses. We will be served attached rooms as much as possible, however tea houses or lodges of some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities. If we are a solo traveler, we will share a room with someone else of same sex of our group. If we prefer a single room, we may indicate our preference and get single rooms on request by paying single supplement USD 350. There are several places that do not serve single accommodations in the Everest Region. On paying single supplement, we can get single room in Kathmandu but it is possible only up to Namche Bazzar during the trek. Above Namchhe Bazzar single accommodation is not always feasible. However, Himalayan Glacier will try its best to provide single rooms in all places if possible.
During Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes, we can enjoy typical Nepali food, different ethnic cuisines as well as all types of international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, ...read more »»
Himalayan Glacier's Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes itinerary is planned with high degree of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Going up at higher altitude too fast causes ...read more »»
Leader(s) & Staff Arrangements
The most significant thing that makes our Everest Base Camp trek via Gokyo Lake successful, enjoyable and memorable is the skilled, experienced, courteous and helpful trek leader and the crew members with ability of operating our days in the mountain smoothly. Our trek will be ...read more »»
Equipments & Packing List
While packing for “Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes”
certain gears are essential to be considered.
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Autumn (mid Sept to mid Dec) and Spring(March to May) are the best seasons for the Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lake Trek. The weather will be sunny and warm with outstanding views but the nights are cold and can fall to freezing level in higher elevations. Trekking in Summer or Monsoon(June, July) will be affected by rain but Summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist. The trekking routes are crowded during Spring and Autumn but during Monsoon and Winter the routes are not packed and we could enjoy rather best of nature.
Trip Start Dates & Price
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