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    Gokyo - Everest Base Camp (No Chola Pass)

    5.00/5 from 3 reviews

    Do you want something more than the Standard Everest Base Camp Trek and add thrill to your journey? If so, Gokyo Lake with Everest Base Camp Trek is the perfect getaway for you. The journey takes you to the ancient routes of Everest Base Camp and the Gokyo Lakes terrains.

    At a Glance

    • Destination
    • Durations
      17 days
    • Trip Difficulty
    • Activities
    • Accommodation
    • Meals
      Breakfast in KTM | Full Board Meals on trek
    • Max.altitude
    • Group Size
      Min. 1 Pax
    • Best Time
      March - May and Sept - Dec

    Message Regarding flight to/from Lukla

    During the peak seasons for the Gokyo - Everest Base Camp (No Chola Pass) (March to May and September to November), all the Lukla flights will be operated from the Manthali Airport due to congestion at Tribhuvan Airport.

    Trip Overview

    The Gokyo Lakes with the EBC Trek is a beautiful yet adventurous journey that offers the best features of the Khumbu region. This stunning journey does not just end at the lap of Mt. Everest but also continues up to the serene lakes of Gokyo Valley.

    One can witness the unique lifestyle of the ethnic Sherpas in the lower region rather than the upper Khumbu areas. Therefore, despite featuring a cultural experience of the same ethnic groups, the trip offers a chance to witness a different way of lifestyle.

    You can appreciate the beautiful village of the Sherpa communities and the mesmerizing grand monasteries while viewing the majestic peaks. Appreciating the fine villages of Sherpa communities and grand monasteries while viewing majestic peaks, this tranquil trip grants some breathtaking and unforgettable experiences.

    While embarking on this journey, you'll pass through one of the most spectacular routes of Khumbu. The journey is the perfect blend of tranquility and embodies the serenity of Gokyo Lake. This holy lake is a sacred embodiment to the Hindus and Buddhists, and on this trek, you'll get the chance to be in the presence of this holy site.

    You'll also get a mesmerizing view of the Mighty Everest as well as some other mountains such as Nuptse, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam, which dominate the eastern sky for anyone trekking to the Everest Base Camp.

    We welcome you on this amazing journey. With the help of our experienced trekking guides, we assure you that your trip to Nepal will be a memorable one. Our team will make sure you get the best service, and your experience in Nepal will be an enriching one.

    Main Features

    • Climb on board a thrilling flight to Lukla Airport, which is one of the world’s highest-altitude airports.

    • Visit inside the National Park of Sagarmatha, home to wildlife native to the Everest region.

    • The Khumbu region remains the place where Himalayan vegetation and forests are found.

    • Interact with the local people and understand the culture that speaks through Sherpas with a warm welcome.

    • Experinece a variety of famous Nepalese dishes in the Khumbu Region.
    • Go for a walk around Namche bazaar and get mesmerized by it. Many a trekker or mountaineer who seeks to conquer other mountains or a trekking station finds solace in the town.

    • Expand your views and try to capture the beauty of the mountains of the Everest through Gokyo Ri and Gokyo Lakes.

    • Get a glimpse of the Ngozumpa Glacier; the largest glacier in The Himalayas at blistering heights.

    • Feel comfortable in the grand touch that lets you feel like you are wrapped up in Mount Everest.

    • Witness the best sunrise from Kala Patthar, the highest viewpoint in the Everest region.

    Route Overview

    Let us look at the route overview of Gokyo Lake with Everest Base Camp (No Chola pass).

    After you arrive at the Kathmandu airport, one of our staff will greet you at the terminal hall. Then, he will transfer you to your hotel. You will have a brief meeting about your trip to Gokyo Lake and EBC Trek. Since no schedule is planned for the day, you can rest or go for a walk near the hotel.

    The first day of the Everest Gokyo Lake adventure starts with an exciting flight to Lukla. Depending on the season, your flight to Lukla departs from Kathmandu Domestic Airport or Manthali Airport, Ramechhap. You will meet your guide and start your trek to Phakding. You will pass by the green landscape with a view of Kusum Kangraru on your side.

    After Phakding, you will follow the Dudh Koshi and ascend via the dense forest of Cedar and Himalayan Pine. Then, after a few years of climbing, you will reach a historic trading place: Namche Bazaar. To adjust to the high altitude and to avoid altitude sickness, we will stay in Namche for another day also.

    The next day, we start on the easy path to Kyangjumpa, which then has some steep climbs. You will pass the small villages of Tongba, Gayle, and, lastly, Dole. If the climate permits, you can witness some amazing Mountain views of Khumbila and Tawache.

    On your sixth day, you will climb through the Lambara and Luza to a height of 4000 m. Passing by the river valley, you will reach Machhermo at the end of the day. On the Gokyo route, you can get an excellent view from both up and down the valley. It is a steep climb up to the moraine after Ngozumpa Glacier.

    Further, you’ll climb the Gokyo Ri early in the morning, which takes approximately 2 hours to reach the peak. You will be awarded stunning panoramic views of the Himalayas. Now, crossing through small Sherpa settlements likePhorste and Pheriche, you’ll reach Lobuche.

    On your 12th day, you will finally reach Gorak Shep and hike up to the Everest Base Camp. After the visit, you’ll descend to Gorakshep for an overnight stay. The following day, you’ll hike early in the morning upto Kala Patthar, where we can see clearer views of Mt. Everest and other peaks. 

    Retracing the same manner, you will return to Namche Bazaar and Lukla. After staying overnight at Lukla, you will take a flight the next day and reach Kathmandu.

    If you plan to go on this unique and thrilling trek, you can contact the NHT. We can customize treks according to your preferences. So, if you're up for an adventure and want to push your limits, Gokyo Everest Base Camp (No Chola Pass) is your perfect challenge!

    Recommended Time

    Now that you know everything about our journey to Gokyo Lakes with Everest Base Camp, it’s time to find the best time to travel.

    Keeping the safety concerns and the weather conditions in mind, the best time to explore is the (March-May) spring and autumn (September-November).

    As the weather gets warmer, the arrival of spring brings back life in Nepal. The rhododendron forest and the greenery of the landscape along the way will surely mesmerize you beyond your imagination. Walking in the warm spring sunshine will add bliss to your trek.

    Autumn, on the other hand, will make you behold the color change in nature. With the mild temperature, the journey is filled with the cool breeze of autumn. Hikers can enjoy the beautiful weather and the glorious white giants peacefully under the clear blue sky.

    Apart from these two seasons, the trek is accessible all year round, depending on the weather conditions.

    Alternative Treks

    If you’re done looking into our Gokyo lakes with Everest Base Camp Trek and want to explore more options. We also offer alternate packages.

    The first one is the Everest Cho La Pass Trek. Offering the best features of Khumbu Valley, this journey will take you to cross the Cho la Pass and will challenge your trekking spirit.

    If your trekking hunger is still not satisfied, then choose the 19-Day Everest Base Camp Trek with Cho La Pass and Renjo La Pass. The journey will take you to the foothills of the world’s highest mountain and then toward the world’s highest freshwater lakes. This package will surely test your strength and will to explore the Everest region. 

    Nevertheless, whichever trekking package you choose, our team is here to ensure you the best trekking experience.


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    Cost Includes

    • All ground transportation in a private vehicle, including airport transfers
    • Two nights' accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu
    • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
    • The best available twin-sharing lodge accommodation during the trek. We provide private bathrooms with hot showers at Phakding, Namche, and Lukla
    • Seasonal fruits during the trek
    • One highly experienced, helpful, and friendly trekking guide, porters (1 porter for every two people), and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff
    • Round trip flight to/from Lukla including transfers. Note: During the peak season, the Lukla flight will be via Ramechhap. 
    • Duffle bag for the trek
    • Down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek
    • Nepal Hiking Team T-shirt, trekking map, and trip achievement certificate
    • First aid medical kit
    • All trekking permits for the trek.
    • Government taxes & office service charge

    Cost Excludes

    • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' section of the itinerary
    • Travel Insurance
    • International airfare
    • Nepal entry visa: You can easily obtain a visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. A multiple-entry tourist visa valid for 30 days can be obtained by paying USD40 or the equivalent in foreign currency. Similarly, a multiple-entry tourist visa for 90 days can be obtained for USD100. Please bring two passport-sized photos.
    • Cold drinks, including Coke, water, Fanta, etc.
    • Snacks and other personal expenses
    • Hot showers during the trek, except in Phakding, Namche, and Lukla
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

    Cost and Date

    Start Dates refer to your arrival date in Nepal. End Dates correspond to your return date from Nepal.

    The Gokyo - Everest Base Camp (No Chola Pass) set departure dates are tailored for the group joining option. If the -days Gokyo - Everest Base Camp (No Chola Pass) departure dates don't fit your schedule, we can include alternative dates that better suit your needs.

    June, 2024

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