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Gokyo with Everest Base Camp - 20 Days

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Duration: 20 Days
  • Trip Grade: Strenuous
  • Min person: 2
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About Trip:

This is an adventurous trek that combines the best of the Everest Region into a single trek. The Gokyo Valley to Everest Base Camp journey includes two of the greatest viewpoints in the world as well as a climb over the Cho La, the exciting high pass that connects the Gokyo and Everest Valleys. If you are looking for the thrills of a lifetime, this is ideal for you!
At Everest Base Camp we will see the Khumbu Ice fall up close and get an idea of what it might be like for climbers to pass through it on the way to Everest’s heights. We also make hikes up to Kala Pattar and visit Gokyo Ri with unimaginable panoramas of the of the peaks and surrounding Himalayan landscape. The trek travels through Nepal’s largest glacier, Ngozumba Glacier before climbing to the high pass of Cho La and connecting two exhilarating valleys.
The mountain views along the Gokyo Valley Trek include the unforgettable peaks of Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu, Pumori, Thamserku and many more. This extraordinary trek visits the Sherpa homeland and their stately monasteries with a chance to witness the Sherpa mountain lifestyle and surrounding flora and fauna.
It all begins in Kathmandu with a tour of the Valley and its World Heritage Sites and bustling marketplaces. From Kathmandu, we enjoy a scenic morning flight to Lukla. We then enter the Khumbu region through Namche Bazaar, a lively market town. The trek follows up the pristine Gokyo Valley surrounded by astonishing peaks in a spellbinding setting. Our cozy lodge is located next to the third of the six lakes in a majestic locale. We enjoy a hike to GokyoRi view point, before crossing the Cho La to Everest Base Camp and Kala Pattar. We eventually make a satisfying journey back to Namche Bazaar and scheduled flight from Lukla.
There are many choices for more trekking in the Everest area, and if you would like to extend your travels, just let us know and we will arrange according to your schedule!
We have fixed departures and custom treks that can be arranged any day to suit your needs and schedule. Himalaya Hikes looks forward to guiding you into the spectacular Everest Region and the most exhilarating scenery in Nepal!

 

Trip Highlights

  • Sensational views of an array of towering snowcapped mountains.
  • Dramatic landscapes that stir emotions. 
  • Pristine lakes, breath taking view points and verdant high valleys.
  • Gokyo Ri, Kalapatthar and EBC

Outline itinerary

Day 1:Arrive Kathmandu (1350 meters/4450 ft) at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA)

Day 2:Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu Valley

Day 3:Fly to Lukla(2,850 m/9,350 ft), trek to Phakding (2,650 m/8,690 ft

Day 4:Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,435 m/11,270 ft)

Day 5:Rest & acclimatization at Namche Bazaar

Day 6:Trek to Dole (4040 m / 13,254 ft)

Day 7:Trek to Machhermo (4410 m/ 14,468 ft)

Day 8:Trek to Gokyo (4750m /15,584 ft)

Day 9:Rest day at Gokyo

Day 10:Trek to Thangnak (4690m / 15,387 feet)

Day 11:Traverse the Cho La Pass (5420m / 17,783 feet) to Dzongla (4850m / 15,912 feet)

Day 12:Trek to Gorakshep (5184 m/17,008 ft)

Day 13:Trek to Everest Base Camp and Return to Gorakshep

Day 14:Trek to Kala Patthar (5550m/18,149ft) and Pheriche (4252 m,/13,950 feet)

Day 15:Trek to Thyangboche (3867 m/12,887 feet)

Day 16:Trek to Monjo (2750 m/9165 ft) by way of Namche Bazaar

Day 17:Trek to Lukla (2,850 m/9,350 ft)

Day 18:Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu

Day 19:Leisure day in Kathmandu

Day 20:Transfer to Kathmandu’s international airport (TIA) for departure home

Cost Includes:

    • Fully Organized Lodge Trek (FOT) with all meals and drinks (Tea and hot water) included.
    • All ground transfers as per Itinerary.
    • Expert HH trek leader, English speaking local guide, Sherpas and porters.
    • TIMS card.
    • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu Airfare.
    • 4 nights’ accommodation at 4 star hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing with breakfast.
    • Half day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and entry fee
    • Equipment clothing for porter & staffs.
    • Foods and Insurance for all staff & porters.
    • Staffs wages, allowances and their salaries.
    • Himalaya Hikes Kit bag and shirt, City map, 4 seasonal sleeping bag and dawn jacket. Sleeping bag and dawn jacket are to be returned after the completion of trip.
    • Service Charges.
    • A comprehensive medical kit.
    • Rescue arrangements.
    • All government and local taxes.

Cost Excludes:

    • International flight & departure tax.
    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu or on trek for any reason (early arrival or late arrival, early return from the trek or tours).
    • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu.
    • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire).
    • Tips, any expenses of personal nature, clients insurance.
    • Extra baggage charge

Detail Itinerary

Day 1Arrive Kathmandu (1350 meters/4450 ft) at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA)

Day 2Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu Valley

Day 3Fly to Lukla(2,850 m/9,350 ft), trek to Phakding (2,650 m/8,690 ft

Day 4Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,435 m/11,270 ft)

Day 5Rest & acclimatization at Namche Bazaar

Day 6Trek to Dole (4040 m / 13,254 ft)

Day 7Trek to Machhermo (4410 m/ 14,468 ft)

Day 8Trek to Gokyo (4750m /15,584 ft)

Day 9Rest day at Gokyo

Day 10Trek to Thangnak (4690m / 15,387 feet)

Day 11Traverse the Cho La Pass (5420m / 17,783 feet) to Dzongla (4850m / 15,912 feet)

Day 12Trek to Gorakshep (5184 m/17,008 ft)

Day 13Trek to Everest Base Camp and Return to Gorakshep

Day 14Trek to Kala Patthar (5550m/18,149ft) and Pheriche (4252 m,/13,950 feet)

Day 15Trek to Thyangboche (3867 m/12,887 feet)

Day 16Trek to Monjo (2750 m/9165 ft) by way of Namche Bazaar

Day 17Trek to Lukla (2,850 m/9,350 ft)

Day 18Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu

Day 19Leisure day in Kathmandu

Day 20Transfer to Kathmandu’s international airport (TIA) for departure home

Departure Detail

Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
22 March, 2018 10 April, 2018 Contacts Guaranteed Book Now

Equipments List

You are advised to consider the following equipments as essentials while packing for the Trek.

  • Hiking Boots
  • Socks 
  • Trekking trousers and pants
  • Under Garments
  • Hiking Shorts
  • T-shirts
  • Fleece jackets or pullover
  • Waterproofs
  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Warm hat
  • Sunglasses (UV protection)
  • Thermal Gloves
  • Headlamp or head torch with spare bulbs and batteries.
  • Daypack 30 ltr approximately 1800 to 2000 cubic inches.
  • Trekking Poles
  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Watter Bottles
  • Deodrants
  • Toiletetries (small wash towel /toilet papers /tooth brush/ paste)
  • Ear Plug ( who knows some people on the group might snore)
  • Face and Body moisturizer 
  • Feminine Hyhiene products
  • Tissue/ toilet rolls
  • Anti-bacterial hand wash 
  • Books and note books. ( If you like to read and write in your leisure time)
  • Walkman
  • Swimming Costumes ( hotel pools in Kathmandu) 
  • Extra clothes to wear in Kathmandu when you come back from the trek.

The gears int he list below are provided by Himalaya HIkes as a part of your package but if you prefer to use your own private piece, we encourage you to bring you own.

  • Down vest or jackets.
  • 4 or 5 season sleeping bag rated to 10 degrees
  • Trekking Bags/ Duffle Bags

Note: Available to hire/ rental through HH

Trip Note

The above itinerary should be taken only as a guide line; since we will be trekking on some of the most remote terrain on earth, it could change due to weather, availability of clean water and campsite, trail or any other unforeseen conditions. In the event of this happening, your senior guide will make the final decision after consulting with the group.

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