Trek duration: 21 days
Trek Cost: As upon Request
Trek Start from: Lukla
Group Size: Minimum 2 People
Trek End at: Lukla
Highest Elevation: 5367 m.
Best time: Aug to November/ March to May
Mode of Trek: Tea House / Camping
Everest base camp and Gokyo lakes trek is an amazing and adventurous trek that alternatively leads to famous Everest base camp chasing the lesser hustle trail. Gokyo lakes are located in Khumjung village in north-eastern Nepal at the head of the Dudh Koshi River. Gokyo Ri (5000 m) is the main highlight of the trek which provides breathtaking views of world highest Mt. Everest (8848 m) with other peaks such as Lhotse (8516 m), Makalu (8463 m) and Cho Oyu (8201 m) with 27 snowcapped mountains of the Khumbu Glacier. We can also enjoy the beautiful Gokyo valley, Tibetan culture and lush valley through the trek. Gokyo lake trek also offers to observe peaceful turquoise lakes. Gokyo Cho, also called Dudh Pokhari, is the main lake and Thonak Cho is the largest lake. The trek is challenging and adventurous so the physical fitness of the trekkers is most important.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
After you arrive in TIA (Tribhuwan International Airport), Kathmandu you will meet our representative in the airport who will transfer you to your hotel in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu City Tour
After breakfast, you start your visiting sites tour in Kathmandu valley. First you will visit Swoyambhunath, from where you can see the beautiful view of the entire Kathmandu valley. Swoyambhunath is the oldest temple of Nepal which is the holly place for Buddhism.Meanwhile you will be guided along the historical places around Patan, like Patan Durbar Square, Mahaboudha Temple, Kumbeshwor temple, Krishna Temple, Golden Temple, etc and also you will get chance to visit the handicraft centre in Patan. After lunch,we drive to visit Boudhanath and Pashupatinath temple.First you will visit pasupatinath temple ,pasupatinath templeis one of the most significant hindu temple lies on the bank of bagmati temple.After the beautiful view on the pasupatinath temple we lead towards boudhanath,which is also one of the holiest buddist site of Nepal.Then we lead towards Bhaktapur, Bhaktapur is the ancient Newar(local people of bhaktapur) town of Nepal.and we can visit the places like Lion Gate, Golden Gate, Art Gallery, Statue of King Bhupatindra, Nyatapola Temple and fifty-five windowed Malla Palace etc which are the living prides of Bhaktapur and you will tour around all these places.
Day 03: Katmandu to Lukla - Trek to Phakding (2700m.)
After breakfast you move towards lukla (9,000 feet/2,743 meters) by plane from the capital city. Lukla is our first base camp where you began our trek. Later we further hike for the short time to the place named Phakding which is about 8000ft. (2438m)
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 meters)
Today you began our short trip from Phakding to namche bazaar (11,300 feet/3,444 meters) which is also the gateway to the top of the world, Mt.Everest(8848m).
Day 05: Acclimatization in Namche (3440m.)
For acclimatization purposes we spend a second night in Namche Bazaar. After resting in the morning you will hike to the syanboche for lunch, where you will have a first heart touching view of Mt Everest.
Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Khumjung (3550m.)
After breakfast you will trek from Namche Bazaar to Khumjung. Overnight at lodge
Day 07: Khumjung to Dole
After breakfast you will trek from Khumjung to Dole. Overnight at lodge
Day 08: Dole to Machherma
Then you will trek from Dole to Machherma. Overnight at lodge
Day 09: Machharma to Gokyo
In this day you will trek to Machharma to gokyo. Gokyo lakes are located in Khumjung village in north-eastern Nepal at the head of the Dudh Koshi River. Overnight at Lodge
Day 10: Gokyo Valley: Acclimatization Day (Hike to Gokyo Ri-5357m)
For the best views you will climb Gokyo Ri (5357m) today. From here you will have a panoramic view of Cho Oyu, Gyanchung Kang, Everest, Lothse, Makalu, Cholatse and Tawachee. After we enjoy the view we will return to Gokyo village. Overnight at lodge
Day 11: Gokyo Ri to Thaknak (4750 m)
Then you will trek from Gokyo to Thaknak (4750 m). Overnight at lodge
Day 12: Thaknak to Cho-la Pass (5367 m)
Then you will trek from Thaknak - Cho-la Pass (5367 m). Overnight at lodge
Day 13: Dzongla to Lobuche (4940 m)
Then you will trek from Dzongla to Lobuche (4940 m). Overnight at lodge
Day 14: Lobuche to Gorakshep
Then you will trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep. Overnight at lodge
Day 15: Gorkshep to Everest Base Camp to Gorakshep
In this day you will trek to Everest base camp and again return back to Gorkshep. Overnight at Lodge
Day 16: Gorkshep to Kalapathar to Pheriche
In this day you will trek from Gorkshep to Kalapathar and again return back to Pheriche. Overnight at Lodge
Day 17: Pheriche to Namche
In this day you will leave from Pheriche and have a short to trek to Namche Bazaar.
Day 18: Namche to Lukla (2840m.)
In this day you will trek again from Namche to lukla.
Day 19: Flight to Kathmandu
You will take a flight from lukla to Kathmandu.
Day 20: Leisure day in Kathmandu.
You can roam around Kathmandu valley or you can do shopping.
Day 21: Departure.
After breakfast we will transfer you to Tribhuvan International airport (TIA) three hour before your flight you have to reach there
Nepal is a developing country, Outside of major cities area electricity on trekking can be scares. You should have to pay 100-800 NRs per hour to charge goods on many lodges and also many tea-house treks, including in Annapurna base camp trek, Everest Base camp trek and many others treks also. Chargers often won't work on low power solar systems you find right up in the mountains so u can buy alternative bayonet light to electricity power plug converter, which will only works in low voltage is highlow. The standard Nepalese electrical outlet is a three-pronged triangle so bring three-pronged triangle chargers.
Nepal is a landlocked country which lies in Hindu Kush Himalayan region. Nepal has monsoonal climate having four main seasons: spring, summer, monsoon, autumn and winter.
Below is a general guide to conditions at different seasons:
January to March (winter): In this season temperature will decrease at often 0°C (32°F) at night, with extreme cold at high elevations. It is possible to trek in places like the Everest region during the winter but due to extreme cold weather and heavy snow fall it may be quite difficult than as usual.
April to June (summer): In these months it is quite warm and dry weather. There is an abundance of blooming flowers in the Himalayas at this time, with rhododendrons, in particular, adding a splash of color to the landscape. This season is the best time to undertake mountain expeditions.
June to September (Monsoon): There will be heavy monsoonal rainfall in this season. Rains are generally lighter in high Himalayan reasons. In this season the mountain ranges are not often visible due to the clouds.
October to December (autumn): These months are cool and clear which is due to the end of monsoon, there is little dust in the air so this is the best season to visit the hilly and mountainous regions.
Visa in Nepal can be acquired on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu and also at the border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki border of Nepal - India and Kodari on Nepal-China border. Visa can also acquire at the nearest Nepal Embassy. For visa renewal purpose you can contact at Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan at Kathmandu. A valid passport and one passport -size photo with a light background is required. Visa can be obtained only through payment of cash in the following currency: Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen. Credit card, Indian currency and Nepali currency are not accepted as payment of visa fee.
Visa Facility Duration Fee
Multiple entry 15 days US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 30 days US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 90 days US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency
In Nepal, “Namaste” or “Namaskar” is said to an older or high-status person with palms together, figure up. It is used to greet a person in place of goodbye or hello. There is no limitation how many times you say “Namaste” but, it is better if you say once per person, per day. If You want to say “Thank You” then you can say “Dhanyabaad /'ðɅnjɅbɑ:d/ (Dhan-ya-baad)”