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    Gokyo - Everest Base Camp (No Chola Pass)

    At a Glance

    • Destination
    • Durations
      19 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

    Are you tired of the Standard Everest Base Camp Trek and want to 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.

    The Gokyo Lakes with the Everest Base Camp 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, rather continues up to the azure and serene lakes of Gokyo Valley.

    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

    • Go on a sightseeing day tour in Kathmandu to witness the history of Nepal.
    • Thrilling flight experience at the Lukla Airport. It is one of the highest runways in the world.
    • Explore the Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site, and get immersed in nature.
    • The Khumbu region is home to many wildlife and birdlife. Hence, here you can get a chance to see various rare animals and birds like Himalayan Snow-Cock and Musk Deer.
    • Experience the unique culture of the Sherpa people and their warm hospitality.
    • Stroll around the charming and bustling Namche bazaar. The town is the resting point for many trekkers and mountaineers.
    • Capture the alluring panoramic views of the Everest massif from Gokyo Ri and cerulean Gokyo Lakes.
    • Catch a glimpse of the Ngozumpa Glacier, the largest glacier in The Himalayas.
    • Enjoy the grand feeling of being in the lap of the highest mountain in the world.
    • Witness the best sunrise from Kala Pathar, the highest viewpoint in the Everest region.

    Route Summary

    The route summary of the Gokyo Lake with Everest Base Camp Trek is as follows:

    Upon your arrival, you will first be greeted by one of our staff and then escorted to the hotel in Kathmandu. After a short briefing about the next day’s plan, you’ll have the rest of the evening to rest. Going on a sightseeing tour in Kathmandu, you’ll explore the World Heritage sites and witness the history, architecture, and ancient temples that have been there for centuries.

    Your journey begins with an exciting flight to Lukla. After a 3-hour hike, you will reach a small village named Phakding, where you’ll stay for the night. After Phakding, you'll walk for several hours to reach the lively town of Namche Bazar, where a rest day is taken to acclimatize to the high altitude.

    From there, the trek continues to Dole and then Machhermo before reaching Gokyo. Subsequently, you’ll climb the Gokyo Ri for the stunning panoramic views of the Himalayas.

    Now, crossing through small sherpa settlements like Pheriche and Lobuche, you’ll reach Gorakshep and make a visit to Everest Base Camp. You’ll descend down to Gorakshep for an overnight stay after the visit. Afterward, you’ll hike up to Kala Patthar for more breathtaking views and descend to Dingboche.

    Retracing your steps back to Namche Bazaar, you’ll then march to Lukla and catch a flight back to Kathmandu. The flight marks the end of your journey. In Kathmandu, you’ll have an extra leisure day to stroll around the streets of Thamel and buy souvenirs for your friends and family.

    Difficulty Level

    Now, the question that may come to your mind is- How challenging is the trek? Is it right for you? Can you complete it without any problem?

    To take away your worries, we are here to address these questions.

    The Gokyo Lakes Everest Base Camp Trek is a moderate-level Journey. With the long walking hours, steep ascent, and descent, the trek demands you to have good physical fitness. Having said that, our highly experienced guide will be there with you. He will instruct you regarding your breathing pattern, walking pace, and how to acclimate your body to have a successful hike.

    Hence, with acclimatization days, you can end your trek with less difficulty.

    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 embark!

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

    As the weather gets warmer, the arrival of spring brings back life in Nepal. The bloom of 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 hike.

    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.

    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 we have is Everest Cho La Pass Trek. Offering the best features of Khumbu Valley, our journey will take you to cross the Chola Pass and will challenge your hiking spirit.

    If you are still not satisfied and want to challenge yourself more, the 21-Day Everest Base Camp Trek with Cho La Pass and Renjo La Pass is the perfect option for you. With two of the highest Passes in the Khumbu region, the journey will take you to the foothills of the world’s highest mountain and then toward the world’s highest freshwater lakes. This trekking package will surely test your willpower 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 transports in private vehicle including airport transfers
    • Four nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
    • Kathmandu city tours including all entry fees, tour guide and private vehicle
    • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
    • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek; we provide private bathrooms with hot shower at Phakding, Namche and Lukla
    • Seasonal fruits during the trek
    • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff
    • Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla and Lukla – Kathmandu including departure taxes
    • Duffle bag for the trekking
    • Down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek
    • Nepal Hiking Team T - shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate
    • First aid medical kit
    • Sagarmatha National Park Permits fee
    • TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
    • Government taxes & office service charge

    Cost Excludes

    • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
    • Travel insurance
    • International airfare
    • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
    • Cold drinks Inc. coke, water, fanta etc.
    • Snacks and other personal expenses
    • Hot shower during the trek except Phakding, Namche and Lukla
    • Personal trekking equipments
    • 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.

    March, 2024

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