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Everest Base Camp And Gokyo Lakes Trek

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20 Days
Everest Base Camp And Gokyo Lakes Trek
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Narayan was our agent when we travelled through Nepal and did Everest Base Camp trek. When we travel we normally don´t use any agents, because we travel on our own, but in Nepal the situation was different. We were clueless about how to book the flights to Lukla and Narayan helped... Read More
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Everest base camp and gokyo lakes trek is one of the adventurous treks in the Everest region that is equipped with visits to beautiful lakes, challenging walks over glacial moraines, dunes, and steep trail, ascents to Gokyo Ri and Kalapatthar, and splendid cultural experiences in several Sherpa villages. You shall climb to Kalapatthar to view 360 degree panoramic views of Everest and other mountains. Also, the climb to Gokyo Ri offers you mesmerizing views of mountains, lakes, glacier—the Ngozumpa Glacier, and valley down below. You shall also visit the first lake—Longpongo, the second lake—Taboche Tsho, the third lake—Dudh Pokhari, the fourth lake—Thonak Tsho, and the fifth lake—Ngozumba Tsho during your days at Gokyo.

The long 20 days itinerary of the trek starts after your landing in Kathmandu. After an extra day of sightseeing in Kathmandu, you shall fly to Lukla, and embark your trek towards Phakding. An additional day shall be spent at Namche Bazar for acclimatization and exploration, and head off towards Tengboche. Via Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorakshep, you shall reach to the Everest Base Camp. After the sunrise view from Kalapatthar, the trail shall descend down to Pheriche, from where you shall head off to Phortse Thanga, and then to Machhermo, ultimately reaching Gokyo. You shall have a whole day to explore Gokyo. Then via Dole you shall return back to Namche Bazar, and then to Lukla, finally to Kathmandu.

Ace Treks is a leading trekking agency in Nepal with a group of dedicated, organized, well-informed, proactive and dynamic members with years of trekking and expedition experiences. We can customize the itinerary of the trek given we are informed in reasonable time. For any trek in Nepal, do remember us.
Itinerary outlines
Day 1:Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2:Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 3:Flight to Lukla/ Trek to Phakding
Day 4:Phakding to Namche Bazar
Day 5:At Namche Bazar
Day 6:Namche Bazar to Tengboche
Day 7:Tengboche to Dingboche
Day 8:At Dingboche
Day 9:Dingboche to Lobuche
Day 10:Lobuche to Gorakshep and Everest Base Camp (EBC)
Day 11:Gorakshep to Kalapatthar and Pheriche
Day 12:Pheriche to Phortse Thanga
Day 13:Phortse Thanga to Machhermo
Day 14:Machhermo to Gokyo
Day 15:At Gokyo
Day 16:Gokyo to Dole
Day 17:Dole to Namche Bazar
Day 18:Namche Bazar to Lukla
Day 19:Flight to Kathmandu
Day 20: Departure
Day 1:Arrival in Kathmandu
Altitude: Kathmandu: 1,320m
 
Our representative waiting for your arrival in the airport shall pick you up and take you to your hotel. After you rest for a while, you can explore the city. In the evening, we shall be enjoying typical Nepalese dishes in dinner. Such introductory taste shall give you a brief information about what to expect in dinner and lunch in Nepal. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 2:Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Altitude: Kathmandu: 1,320m
 
Today you shall explore the city to the deepest as far as possible. Being historically and religiously important place, Kathmandu has lots to offer you. The Basantapur Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Boudhhanath, and the Pashupatinath Temple are some of the World Heritage Sites enlisted by UNESCO. If you have missed any trekking gear, you can purchase today. We shall be talking about our plan, preparation, and arrangement, and ensure we've got everything we need in the evening meeting. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 3:Flight to Lukla/ Trek to Phakding
Altitude: Phakding: 2,651m
 
The 30 minute flight over hilly and mountain landscape shall take you to Lukla. Then, you shall start trekking towards Phakding. Passing the Cheplung Village, the trail descends further down. Mt. Khumbila—the virgin mountain—shall greet you first; this mountain holds religious significance and thus no climbing is allowed. The trail descends down to Phakding. Stay overnight at Phakding.

Day 4:Phakding to Namche Bazar
Altitude: Namche Bazar: 3,438m
 
Cross the suspension bridge over Dudh Koshi and march through the forests of pines to reach the Monjo Village. Your permits shall be checked at Sagarmatha National Park; it is also a world heritage site. The trail then descends down to Dudh Koshi River, crossing the Hillary Suspension Bridge, an ascent takes you to Namche Bazar—the Gateway to Everest, and largest settlement of Sherpas in this region. Stay overnight at Namche Bazar.
 
Day 5:At Namche Bazar
Altitude: Namche Bazar: 3,438m
 
There are lots of things to do at Namche Bazar. You can pay visit to the Sagarmatha National Park enjoying spectacular views of several mountains and hilly landscape. You can visit the Sherpa Museum to know more about the history of Sherpa, Mt. Everest, and surrounding flora and fauna. A couple of hour hike from Namche Bazar takes you to the Everest View Point. Pay visit to a monastery and the Hillary School. Stay overnight at Namche Bazar.

Day 6:Namche Bazar to Tengboche
Altitude: Tengboche: 3,870m
 
The trail descends down to Phunki Thanka and ascends uphill through forests full with black juniper, fir, and blue pine to the largest monastery in the Khumbu region—the Tengboche Monastery. It offers you magnificent views of Mt. Nuptse, Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Everest. If visited in ceremony time, you can observe the Buddhist ceremony at the monastery. Stay overnight at Tengboche.

Day 7:Tengboche to Dingboche
Altitude: Dingboche: 4,360m
 

The forest full with conifers, birch, and rhododendrons welcome you as you head downhill towards Debuche. Cross the Imja River, and you are at Pangboche. Witness the views of Pangboche Monastery and several mountains. Further, passing the Imja Valley, crossing the Lobuche River, the trail climbs uphill to Dingboche Village surrounded by Chortens and prayer flags. Stay overnight at Dingboche.

Day 8:At Dingboche
Altitude: Dingboche: 4,360m
 
A climb to Nagarjun Hill is worth trying; it offers amazing views of mountains such as Mt. Cha Lhotse, Lhotse, Makalu, Tawache, Ama Dablam, etc. A particular spot on ridge offers you the amazing views of Dingboche Village and Imja Khola Valley. Since remaining active during your acclimatization is very important, you shall find lots of way to be busy here. Stay overnight at Dingboche.

Day 9:Dingboche to Lobuche
Altitude: Lobuche: 4,940m
 

The trail goes through glacial moraine and ascends to Duglha. The trial then climbs steeply to Chupki Lhara. This place contains the memorials of climber Babu Chiri Sherpa and Scott Fishcher—both deceased in their pursuit to Everest. Further through the glacial moraine, witnessing the views of Mt. Mahalangur, Pumori, Lingtren, and Khumbutse, following a valley, you shall reach Lobuche. Stay overnight at Lobuche.
 
Day 10:Lobuche to Gorakshep and Everest Base Camp (EBC)
Altitude: Gorakshep: 5,170m; Everest Base Camp: 5,364m
 
The trail is rocky and strenuous. Through the glacial moraine with views of Mt. Pumori you shall reach to Gorakshep. Further, through moraine, rocky dunes, and difficult trail you shall reach to the Everest Base Camp. The camp offers the views of Mt. Pumori, Nuptse, and Khumbutse. This completes one of the major goals of this trek. After spending a while here, you shall descend down towards Gorakshep. Stay overnight at Gorakshep.

Day 11:Gorakshep to Kalapatthar and Pheriche
Altitude: Kalapatthar: 5,545m; Pheriche: 4,288m
 
Early in the morning you shall make towards Kalapatthar. The trail is difficult and rock; however, the top offers magnificent views of Mt. Everest, Khumbutse, Lingtren, and Changtse—all glowing in the sunrise. After spending a while here, you can descend down to Gorakshep, and head off towards Pheriche. The remaining is mostly downhill through forest and pass several suspension bridges. Stay overnight at Pheriche.

Day 12:Pheriche to Phortse Thanga
Altitude: Phortse Thanga: 3,810m
 
On you way today, if you are fortunate, you might spot musk deer, mountain goats, mountain birds, and other wildlife. Witnessing Thamserku and Kangtega, the less travelled trail leads to Phortse Thanga. Once at Phortse Thanga, the rest of the day is yours. Since it is a Sherpa village, you might love encountering with Sherpas and learning about their culture observing from near. Stay overnight at Phortse Thanga.

Day 13:Phortse Thanga to Machhermo
Altitude: Machhermo: 4,470m
 
The trail accompanying Dudh Koshi River advances through forest full with rhododendron trees, past waterfalls, all the way to Tongba Village. Today also if you are lucky you might see some of the wild animals in this journey. Past Dole, the trail leaves the villages of Luza and Labarma, and arrives at Machhermo. This is the last village before reaching the Gokyo Valley. You can pay visit to Himalayan Rescue Hospital located here. Stay overnight at Machhermo.

Day 14:Machhermo to Gokyo
Altitude: Gokyo: 4,800m
 
The trail climbs a ridge offering the views of Kangtega, Thamserku, Cho Oyu, and the Dudh Koshi Valley down below. Over the Ngazumpa Glacier's moraines, the trail arrives at a stream. Crossing the bridge, and you shall arrive at the first lake of Gokyo—the Longpongo. You can find the lama footprints here on a stone. Further ahead is the second lake—Taboche Tsho, and further lies the third lake—the Dudh Pokhari; Gokyo valley lies by this third lake. Stay overnight at Gokyo.
 
Day 15:At Gokyo
Altitude: Gokyo: 4,800m
 
There are lots of things to do at Gokyo. You can climb uphill to Gokyo Ri to witness the views of Khumbu region, and about four highest peaks such as Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Makalu. Visit the fourth lake—Thonak Tsho, and enjoy the blue sheet of pure water. Also visit the fifth lake—the Ngozumba Tsho, if you are in good physical condition and spirit. Enjoy the views of Ngozumba Glacier down below. Stay overnight at Gokyo.

Day 16:Gokyo to Dole
Altitude: Dole: 4,038m
 
The trail leaves the first lake and descend down to Dudh Koshi River, along which you shall walk for a while. Witnessing the views of Taboche and Cholatse, you shall reach a Chhorten to catch views of Thamserku, Kangtega, Cho Oyu, and other mountains. Passing Machhermo, Luza, and Labarma, the trail leads you to today's destination—Dole. Stay overnight at Dole.

Day 17:Dole to Namche Bazar
Altitude: Namche Bazar: 3,438m
 
Past rhododendron forest, waterfalls, and encountering few wildlife (if lucky) you shall march towards Namche Bazar. Throughout the trek Mt. Taboche, Thamserku, Ama Dablam, and Kangtega shall accompany you. Past Sanasa, the trail leads you to today's destination—Namche Bazar. Rest for a while, and if it's not too late, you can explore Namche Bazar. Stay overnight at Namche Bazar.

Day 18:Namche Bazar to Lukla
Altitude: Lukla: 2,860m
 
Through the rocky trail downhill you shall pass through forest, several villages inhabited by Sherpas, and cross streams and rivers over suspension bridges, and ascent just before you reach Lukla. And finally, you are just where you had started the trek from. If you have time, you can stroll around Lukla, playing with the memories of the starting of the trek. Stay overnight at Lukla.

Day 19:Flight to Kathmandu
Altitude: Kathmandu: 1,320m
 
The 30 minute flight from Lukla to Kathmandu is equipped with views of mountain and hilly landscape down. Our representatives shall take you to your hotel. After you rest, you can go for shopping for your return journey. We shall be sharing our trekking experiences in the dinner enjoying local delicacies. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 20:Departure

Our representative shall take you to the airport in proper schedule. They shall then bade farewell and return back from there. Have a happy journey. Do remember us for next trekking in Nepal.
 
Cost Included:
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry fee
  • TIMS Card for Everest Base Camp Trekking
  • All Transport Pick up and drop in private Vehicle
  • Kathmandu Hotel 2night BB / 3 stars
  • Flight to Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu with airport tax
  • Guide flight Ticket Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Twin share accommodation in teahouse lodge during the days in trek
  • Food: 3 meals a day (Breakfast, lunch, and Dinner) with Cup of tea,  provided from the teahouse menus 
  • An English speaking & license holder trekking guide & the 01 porters each 2 person costumer: all insured, salary, food & accommodation all paid
  • Welcome Dinner at Nepali Culture restaurants
  • Kathmandu Half day Sightseeing 
  • During sightseeing tours guide
  • First aid kit box
  • Local and govt. taxes

Cost Excluded:
  • Visa fees for Nepal(US$ 30 per person) for 15 days,
     international flights (available on request), personal travel insurance for helicopter evacuation (available on request), additional accommodation, activities or transport not included in the itinerary or before/after the dates specified (available on request), expenses of a personal nature such as alcohol, bottled drinks including bottled water, snacks, laundry, excess baggage fees, phone calls, tips for guides and crew member or drivers, hot showers during trekking, expenses incurred as a result of flight delays, strikes, weather conditions, illness or other events outside of our control (payable directly and locally if required

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Trip Facts

Duration: 20 Days
Accomodation: Tea Houses
Type: Moderate
Activities : Trekking, Hiking
No. of Pax : above 2
Starts From : Kathmandu
Ends at : Kathmandu

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