Popular itinerary to explore Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake
This Everest-Gokyo Trek visits all of the high valleys surrounding Everest, culminating with the ascent of Kala Patthar and the walk to Everest Base Camp. We have extra time at Gokyo to explore the upper valley, which provides the most extensive view of Everest in the whole of the Khumbu. This is the most famous and epic trek in Nepal to explore villages and monasteries and to experience hospitality of the Sherpa people.
We begin our Everest Base Camp – Gokyo Trek with an unforgettable mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Walking through delightful Sherpa villages, we make our way to the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar. Here we have allowed time for essential acclimatization. Continuing higher to Gokyo’s alpine lakes, we explore the upper valley beneath the huge bulk of Cho Oyu. From the top of Gokyo Ri, we have an unbelievable view of Everest and the surrounding peaks and glaciers.
Our trek continues through the Khumbu valley. The trek combines to get the top of Kala Patthar (5600m) for even more spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. Kala Patthar is the another best view point to see mount Everest and the Khumbu icefall. We have a day to visit Everest Base Camp across the Khumbu Glacier at the foot of the immensely impressive Khumbu Icefall. Our return journey will take us to Thyangboche monastery. This Monastery is the most important center of Buddhism in the area. At the end we have another opportunity to experience the exciting mountain flight to Kathmandu.
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Day 01Arrive Kathmandu.
Day 02Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
Day 03Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2656m).
Day 04Trek to Namche Bazaar (3450m).
Day 05Day at acclimatization.
Day 06Trek to Kunde (3840m).
Day 07Trek to Dole (4000m).
Day 08Trek to Machermo (4410m).
Day 09Trek to Gokyo (4794m).
Day 10Ascent to Gokyo Re (5483m).
Day 11Trek to Tragnag (4339m).
Day 12Trek to Phortse (3542m).
Days 13-14Trek to Dingboche (4336m).
Day 15Trek to Lobuche (4939m).
Day 16Trek to Kala Pattar (5600m), Gorak Shep (5191m).
Day 17Everest Base Camp (5400m) and trek to Lobuche (4939m).
Day 18Trek to Devoche (3770m).
Day 19Trek to Namche Bazaar (3450m) and trek to Monjo (2815m).
Day 20Trek to Lukla (2832m).
Day 21Fly to Kathmandu.
Day 22Final departure.
Includes & Excludes
- Meet, assisted upon arrival at Kathmandu by our office representative.
- All arrival / Departure transfers as per the itinerary by air-conditioned vehicle.
- 03 Nights twin/double room accommodation with breakfast at 3 star hotel in Kathmandu.
- Kathmandu city tour as per the above itinerary with our local English speaking guide including monumental entrance fees.
- Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea and coffee during the trek including guide and necessary support staffs with their insurance and salaries.
- Lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek.
- Airfare for the sector Kathmandu / Lukla / Kathmandu with domestic airport tax and necessary airport transfers.
- Sagarmatha National Park Free and Trekkers’ Information Management System fee.
- First Aid Medical Kit box.
- Applicable hotel taxes presently 24.3%
- Any meals in Kathmandu other than breakfast.
- Travel insurance.
- International air fare to and from Nepal.
- Nepal Tourist Visa fees.
- Items and expenses of personal nature.
- Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, snacks, laundry, phone call, internet.
- Personal Trekking equipments.
- Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
- Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, landslides, domestic flight delays due to weather, political disturbance and strikes etc.
- Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost inclusion.
- Horse renting and additional porters during the trek.
- Tipping amount for Guide, porter and Driver.
Recommended trekking equipment and clothing.
The clothes you bring should be able to protect you from both the heat of the days and the cold of the nights. During daytime trekking at lower altitudes, lightweight trekking pants and shirts are recommended. It is always a good idea to bring a waterproof jacket and some warmer clothes, as the mountain weather is very unpredictable. For cold nights, thermal clothing, a warm fleece jacket and even a down jacket will help keep you warm.
Beautiful at night, essential hats for cold trekking days.
For winter trekking they really are the best for keeping warm!
A baseball cap is ideal. Bring plenty if you like to change colors every day or not. A wide-brimmed sun hat is also good.
Suitable for snow, it’s a lot of light up there, but you don’t need special glacier goggles with side pieces. Contact lens wearers report very few problems except cleaning them in the conditions. Ski goggles are unnecessary.
Sunscreen and lip balm with sunscreen
The sun is strong at altitude, especially after the snow. Bring sunscreen with at least SPF 30 PA+ and lip balm with SPF 15 or higher
A small tube for sensitive or well-cared skin. The air is dry and the sun is strong.
Most hikers consider this essential, but alternatives are a thick thermal shirt or light jacket. In Kathmandu you can get almost any type of fleece you need.
Almost essential for cold afternoons. A down jacket is the best option.
Good thermals, both at the top and at the bottom, are one of the secrets for the comfort of trekking in cold climates. Expedition weight thermals are the most versatile and can be worn as a high altitude trekking top or under pants on extremely cold days. Zip-up tops are great for changeable weather.
Silk weight is the lightest and warmest, mid weight is perfect. Ideal for nights in the sleeping bag!
Shirt of the day
T-shirts are popular, but a cotton shirt or blended-thread travel shirt is more versatile. The collar protects the neck and the sleeves can be rolled up or down. Take two or three so you can swap wet for dry.
Great for chilly evenings, thicker is better and readily available in Kathmandu.
You will live in these. Light, loose, dark-colored material is best. You can get by with just one pair, although two are better.
If your trekking pants are reasonably windproof, then special windproof pants are not needed. If you bring a pair, it is not necessary to have Gore-tex. Similarly, non-waterproof is quite fine.
For a happy walk you need comfortable feet. Good boots have: good ankle support, plenty of toe room for long descents, a stiff sole to decrease twisting, and are lightweight because you lift the boot with each step. Look at the inner lining: leather is good, and Cambrelle is even better, a material that eats up stinky bacteria on your feet. Good light trekking boots or all light leather boots are perfect. Boots should be worn lightly before the hike and this should include some steep hills to show any trouble spots before the hike. The longer the hike, the better boots you will need. If you are not a climber, consider carefully if you need them or not, since you will only use them for trekking. Do not bring sandals or leather boots for trekking.
On the field, your feet will be warm or even hot while you walk, so high-quality cotton-blend athletic socks are best. Three or four pairs are enough. Thick trekking socks are best for higher altitudes and cool nights. Most modern hiking boots fit large feet perfectly, but wearing many pairs of socks at the same time is impractical.
All trekking equipment carried by porters or horses must be packed in a sturdy backpack. The best thing is a simple design, without wheels and without folding handles.
This should be comfortable and most importantly a good waist band that transfers some of the weight to the hips. It should be big enough to meet your basic needs, such as a jacket, fleece blanket, water, camera, etc.
Definitely useful, especially in steep and rugged terrain, but if you’re not used to using them, you can get by without them.
A good pair of warm, windproof gloves is essential. Available in Kathmandu at a low price if you don’t have a pair.
It must be leak-proof, hold a liter or more, and be able to drink boiling water. The best are Camelback, Nalgene or a similar brand, or European fuel bottles. You need at least 1 bottle of water in addition to a hydration system. Bottled water is also available in Kathmandu.
First aid box
Please note that our guide will also carry a basic first aid kit during the trek. However, we still recommend that you bring your personal first aid kit along with any personal medications you may be using.
Snacks and nutrition
You will want healthy snacks and vitamin tablets. Chocolate bars, dried fruit bars and dried fruits are readily available at the major department stores in Kathmandu. Whole foods are nutritious and provide energy.
This list is only a guide. Use your experience and the features listed to find the best equipment for you.
Tight, figure-hugging clothing, such as those made with Lycra, can often be offensive to locals, especially women. If you find these items comfortable as a base layer, pack something to wear on top of them.
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