Gokyo to Everest Base Camp Trek - 19 days

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  •  Duration: 19 days
  •  Trip Code: -
  •  Best Time: -February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November & December
  •  Trek Start-End: - Kathmandu/ Kathmandu
  •  Group Size: -
  •  Trip Grade: -
  •  Max Elevation: - 5,555 m/18225 ft
  •  Accommodation: -

Trip highlights:

  • A chance at sightseeing the world heritage sites(Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, and Boudhanath Stupa).
  • Catch a scenic flight to and from Lukla.
  • Get familiarized with the mountain people in the heart of Himalayas.
  • Discover the beautiful Gokyo Valley.
  • Enjoy the impressive views of the Khumbu Icefall.
  • Climb Gokyo RI at the altitude of 5483 m.
  • Climb the Kala Patthar at the altitude of 5555 m.
  • Discover the Everest Base Camp and walk on the Khumbu glacier.
  • Visit the Tengboche Monastery.

 

Itinerary Overview

  • Day 1: Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport
  • Day 2: Tour around the valley
  • Day 3: Fly to Lukla (2,804 m) and Trek to Phakding (2,610 m) - 3 hours
  • Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m) - 5.5 hours
  • Day 5: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar
  • Day 6: Trek to Phorste Thanga (3,680 m) - 5 hours
  • Day 7: Trek to Machherma (4,470 m) - 5 hours
  • Day 8: Trek to Gokyo (4,790 m) - 5.5 hours
  • Day 9: Trek to Gokyo Ri (5,483 m) and Back to Gokyo - 5 hours
  • Day 10: Trek to Thangna (4,500 m) - 4 hours
  • Day 11: Cross Cho La pass (5,300 m) and Trek to Dzongla (4,710 m) - 7 hours
  • Day 12: Trek to Lobuche (4,910 m ) - 4 hours
  • Day 13: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,365 m) and then back to Gorak Shep (5,180 m) - 8 hours
  • Day 14: Hike Up to Kala Patthar (5,555 m) & Descend to Pheriche (4,200 m) - 7 hours
  • Day 15: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m) - 7 hours
  • Day 16: Trek to Lukla (2,804 m) - 6 hours
  • Day 17: Morning Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Day 18: Leisure Day and Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Day 19: Transfer to the Airport

Trip Information:

Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Trek, also recognized as Everest Circuit trek, is one of the most adventuresome treks in the Everest Himalayas. It follows the route via the high pass of Cho La at an altitude of 5,330 m into the Base Camp of Mount Everest. An unusual trek that goes through Lukla, Namche Bazaar and all the way to Gokyo, Cho La Pass, Kala Patthar, and Everest Base Camp.

Leading you to the home of the legendary Sherpa people, based at the foothills of the highest peak in the world, Mt. Everest at 8,848 m, this trek follows the highly recommended trekking route through the Dudh Koshi to its origin, the Gokyo Lake which is to the west of the Everest Base Camp, will give you the advantage to summit Gokyo Peak (5,483 m) and offer a wonderful panoramic view of Cho Oyo, Everest, and Makalu.

Enjoy the breathtaking landscapes of Everest including several other comparable peaks and explore the Buddhist monasteries located at the world’s highest elevation.

Day 1Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport

Firstly, on arriving in Kathmandu, our representative will pick you up from the airport. He/She will be holding up the signboard outside the airport terminal. You will then directly be escorted to your hotel. You can visit our office to get more information about the trek. In case you happen to arrive after 4 pm, you will be briefed about the trip by our authorized guide. You will be provided with our trek duffel bag and cap. Please make sure to carry along your passport, 3 copies of passport-sized photos and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. Also, make sure to clear any due balance and then sign on the legally binding trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimer form. You can stroll around the city in the evening. Stay overnight at the Hotel. No meals are included.

Day 2Tour around the valley

We will start our day with a satisfying breakfast and leave around 8.30 am on a private vehicle and an authorized tour guide at your company. We will visit the world heritage sites around the valley, some including Bhaktapur Durbar Square- the Bhaktapur Durbar Square, the Royal Residential Quarter of Bhupatindra Malla, is a famous five-storied temple of Nyatapola in Pagoda style Batsala temple, Bhairavnath temple, Duttatraya temple, Pujari Muth and Palace of 55 windows. Pashupatinath Temple is the sacred temple located on the bank of the holy Bagmati river. Although one cannot enter the main temple unless they are Hindus, you can see the temple and observe the activities performed from the eastern Bagmati river. Boudhanath Stupa is the biggest and holiest stupa built in the 5th century. You will find Buddhists pilgrims from all over the world especially Tibet, taking rounds of the stupa and spinning the prayer wheels. Then we can go for further exploration around the Thamel and shop for the next day’s trekking gears Stay overnight at the hotel. Breakfast included.

Day 3Fly to Lukla (2,804 m) and Trek to Phakding (2,610 m) - 3 hours

An early morning start with a warm breakfast takes us to the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu for the 35-minute scenic flight to Tenzing and Hillary Airport at Lukla (2,804 m). On arriving at the airport, the guide will brief you and introduce our porters before we begin our trek towards Phakding (2,610 m). After landing we will have time to explore the village while our Sherpa crew sort and load our trekking equipment. Then we will begin our trek by gravitating towards the Dudh Kosi River where we will join the main trail to Namche Bazaar, located just over Chaunrikharka (2,713 m). The trail is easy. After passing by the small village of Ghat (2,550 m), it is a brief walk to Phakding. Stay overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Day 4Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m) - 5.5 hours

After breakfast, we will recommence trekking along the banks of the Dudh Kosi, and cross this majestic river many times on thrilling suspension bridges weighted with prayer flags. After accessing the Sagamartha National Park, the trail escalates steeply with awe-inspiring views. Namche Bazaar, also known as the Gateway to Everest, is a dwelling to numerous quality restaurants, hotels, lodges, shops, money exchanges, Internet cafes, and bakeries. Namche is the most populous village along the entire Everest trail. Stay overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Day 5Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar

We will spend a day in Namche Bazaar to adjust to the thinning air and get acclimatized to the weather conditions. We will hike a short distance to a museum that is glorified for its displays of the folkloric customs of the Sherpa people. We will also hike up the Syangboche Airport near the Everest View Hotel. From this point, we can see gratifying views of the Himalayas including Mt. Everest. Stay overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Day 6Trek to Phorste Thanga (3,680 m) - 5 hours

The trail ascends steeply out of the valley through the rhododendron forest. Juniper and large conifer will start to appear as the elevation increases making the trekking very natural in spring. The trail passes through Yak Kharkas and summer hamlets. The views of Khumbu La and Taboche are magnificent throughout the day. Stay overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Day 7Trek to Machherma (4,470 m) - 5 hours

After the warm breakfast, we will climb a ridge for an extraordinary view both down the valley to Kengtega and up towards Cho Oyu and descend to a river and again ascends steeply to the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpa glacier. We will reach Machherma by early noon. Stay overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Day 8Trek to Gokyo (4,790 m) - 5.5 hours

The trek today will take us to one of our main destinations, Gokyo (4,790 m). We will make this camp our base for 2 nights. We will have an excursion and hiking trip around Gokyo. Stay overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Day 9Trek to Gokyo Ri (5,483 m) and Back to Gokyo - 5 hours

Early in the morning, we will have to take a steep climb up to the top of Gokyo Ri at an elevation of 5,483 m. There are abundant rewards for those who attempt this trip – you will get astounding views of the amazing Gokyo valley, the massive Ngozumpa Glacier and an incredible panoramic view of the whole Khumbu Himalayas, including the giants; Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Cho-Oyu and Gychung Kang. Stay overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Day 10Trek to Thangna (4,500 m) - 4 hours

After a heavy satisfying breakfast, we will trek to the foot of Cho La pass. Accommodation in Thangna will be very basic and in a dormitory-based room because of its remoteness. Stay overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Day 11Cross Cho La pass (5,300 m) and Trek to Dzongla (4,710 m) - 7 hours

We will start walking before dawn at 4:00 or 5:00 am in order to reach the pass by 9:00 am – 10:00 am and avoid bad weather conditions of the noontime. We will cross over at an altitude of 5,300 m where we could be imperiled to strong winds if we cross too late. We will start to climb the steep trail that is frequently used and easy to follow. Though, the difficulty may arise due to the altitude and snow. It often causes inconvenient problems to cross the pass if it is covered by snow. As you reach the top, you are rewarded by the brilliant views, then we will descend to the Dzongla at noon. Accommodation in Dzongla will be very basic and in a dormitory-style room because of its remoteness. Stay overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Day 12Trek to Lobuche (4,910 m ) - 4 hours

This will be a rather easier and shorter route that will take us to Lobuche after 4 hours of trekking. Stay overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Day 13Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,365 m) and then back to Gorak Shep (5,180 m) - 8 hours

This is will be a long and challenging day walking along the Khumbu Glacier and up to Everest Base Camp at 5,365 m, the closest you will get to Mt. Everest without mountaineering equipment. During spring, there will likely be expedition teams about to strive for the summit. The appearance of the Khumbu Icefall from Base Camp is sensational. We will return back to Gorak Shep for the night. Stay overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Day 14Hike Up to Kala Patthar (5,555 m) & Descend to Pheriche (4,200 m) - 7 hours

This will be one of the most stressful yet satisfying days of the trek. Most of the morning will be spent climbing Mt. Kala Patthar, a small peak at an altitude of 5,555 m. The ascension is demanding but the climber will get a magnanimous mountain panorama: Everest, the highest point on the planet at 8,848 m, pillars directly ahead and on all sides approach the giants such as Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, Lhotse and innumerable others. We will make an instantaneous descent to Gorak Shep and have a warm satisfying breakfast, and then trek down to Pheriche. Stay overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Day 15Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m) - 7 hours

Early morning breakfast and then we will leave the mountains behind us. Our path will take us through Pangboche and Tengboche before advancing to the town of Namche Bazaar. We will arrive back to Namche in the afternoon. Stay overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Day 16Trek to Lukla (2,804 m) - 6 hours

This will be our last day of trekking since we will be returning to Lukla where our trek began. We will enjoy this time to reflect on the trek as a group and the individual achievement of all those who were a part of this journey. The afternoon will be free, so you can roam about, relax and enjoy a hot shower! In the evening, we will have a few celebratory drinks and dance with your trek mates. Stay overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Day 17Morning Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

Enjoying the last glimpse of the mountains we have recently visited, the 35 minutes scenic flight will take us back to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred back to your starting hotel. Stay overnight at a hotel. Breakfast is included. If you are interested to extend the trip, there are several other options such as Chitwan jungle safari, river rafting adventure, Kathmandu shopping tour, mountain biking, and other activities.

Day 18Leisure Day and Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu

After an exhausting trek, this will be a relaxation day for you. It is more like an extra day to use for a flight back to Kathmandu in case there wasn’t a flight the day before due to unpredictable weather conditions. And, in the evening we will host farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances to make this day a memorable one for you. Stay overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast and dinner are included.

Day 19Transfer to the Airport

We will provide you with the morning breakfast. Lastly, our representative will escort you to the International airport a few hours before the scheduled flight. Breakfast is included.

Price Includes

✔  Airport Pick-up and Drop-off service in a private vehicle

✔  3 nights twin-sharing accommodation (3* Standard Hotel) with breakfast

✔  Full day guided Kathmandu Valley City tour by a private transport

✔  Welcome and farewell dinner at one of the best Nepalese restaurants with traditional, ethnic music and dance

✔  Airport transfer for domestic flight

✔  Sagarmatha National Park entrance fees 

✔  TIMS (Trekkers Security Card) Card

✔  Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight tickets

✔  Airport departure tax

✔  All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek

✔  Twin Sharing accommodation (Lodge or guest house) during the trek (5 hot showers)

✔  Seasonal fresh fruits after every dinner while on a trek

✔  Tea/Coffee (Served in a cup)

✔  Purified (medicated proof) drinking water while on a trek 

✔  Government licensed and well trained English speaking guide and his entire expenses

✔  Porters (One porter for each 2 members) and his entire expenses

✔  Insurance of Guide and Porter

✔  Rescue arrangements (Only in emergency case)

✔  All required overnment taxes

✔  Local (Khumbu Gaunpalika) Tax

✔  Down jackets and sleeping bags (rented)

✔  Company T-Shirt & duffel bag as a porter bag (You can keep it after use)

✔  Trip route map for you to keep as a souvinier. 

✔  Medical kit along with Oxymeter 

✔  Adventure certificate (After completion of the trek)

Tour Excluded

❌   Nepal arrival visa

❌   Meals in the city except breakfast and above mentioned special dinner

❌   Extra accommodation and meals in Kathmandu (in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)

❌   Monument entrance fees in Kathmandu while on a city tour (USD26 per person)

❌   Your personal nature expenses eg. Mineral water, Beer, Coke and entire beverage etc

❌   Travel insurance that covers trip cancelation and Helicopter evacuation

❌   Tips (as an appreciation) and any other extending trips and accommodation.

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