Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lake

Trip Description

This trek goes to the Everest Base Camp via beautiful Gokyo lake area. In this amazing journey, we will trek deep into the land of wonderful Sherpa people, and get strikingly close to the world's highest mountain.

The 18-days Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes trip takes adventurous trekkers to fabulous Gokyo Valley, source of grand Dudh Koshi River - the large Ngojumba Glacier, the famous Cho La pass, and the celebrated view points of Gokyo Ri and Kala Patthar along with Everest Base Camp. Obviously the trek further traverses through the landmarks of Everest region in the company of majestically soaring mountains, friendly Sherpas, colorful monasteries and prayer flags, the Namche Bazzar, the Sagarmatha National Park, and many more. Gokyo, a hidden valley with gorgeous blue lakes in the lap of Himalaya has its own reputation among the adventurous souls. Many trekkers yearn to visit the Gokyo valley as a side trip during their Everest Base Camp Trek and they feel their Everest trek incomplete if they happen to miss the trip to Gokyo Valley, Gokyo Peak, and the famous pass, Cho La. The entire area is blessed with abounding natural beauty of shimmering Lakes. Beyond peace of mind at the tranquil appearance of the glacial Lakes, we can enjoy 360 degree panoramic views of four above 8000 m massifs and other mountain ranges from the best view point of Everest Region, the Gokyo Ri - because panorama from here is more spectacular than that from Kala Patthar viewpoint.

Sport Adventure's Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes Trek-18 days is graded as difficult and challenging trek suitable only for physically fit and experienced hikers who love the challenge. Passionate and experienced trekkers who are able to walk at least 6-7 hours a day with a light rucksack and have zeal to face challenge can sign up on this trek.

ITINERARY

Day 01 :Arrive in Kathmandu, Transfer to Hotel
Day 02 :Preparation day for the trek.
Day 03 :Flight: Kathmandu to Lukla (40 min flight), alt. 2840m, Trek to Phakding, 2610m, Lodge
Day 04: Trek 5:30 hrs from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3420m), Lodge
Day 05:Acclimatization day at Namche, Lodge
Day 06:Trek Namche Bazaar to Dole,4200m, Lodge
Day 07: Trek from Dole to Machhermo(4470m),  Lodge
Day 08: Trek Machhermo to Gokyo, 4790m, Lodge
Day 09: Acclimatization day at Gokyo..Hiking to Gokyo Peak(5360m).
Day 10: Trek Gokyo to Tagnag, Lodge
Day 11:Trek from Tagnag to Chola Pass(5330m) to Dzongla(4830m)(7-8hrs)
Day 12: Trek from Dzongla to Gorak Shep(5140),(4-5hrs)
Day 13: Trek from Gorak Shep to Everest Base Camp(5364m) back to Gorak shep,Lodge
Day 14: Hike up to top of Kalapatthar at 5550m in the morning, Trek down to Lobuche, Lodge
Day 15: Trek  to Tengboche, Lodge
Day 16: Trek to Namche Bazaar, Lodge
Day 17: Trek to Lukla, Lodge
Day 18: Flight: Lukla to Kathmandu, Transfer to Hotel
Day 19: Free day in Kathmandu
Day 20: Departure from Kathmandu or Visa extension.

Trip Facts

Trek Starting Point: Lukla

Trek Ending Point: Lukla

Trek Duration: 20 Days

Max Elevation:  5550m

Working hours: Average 6-7 Hours

Best Season:  Spring(March - May), Autumn(Sep-  November)

Activities: Trekking and Hiking