Gokyo Lakes with Everest Base Camp (No Chola Pass)

Gokyo Lakes with Everest Base Camp (No Chola Pass)
Activity
Trekking
Destination
Nepal
  • Trip Grade
    Moderate 
  • Max Altitude
    5545 Meters
  • Group Size
    Min 1 Pax. 
  • Accommodation
    Hotel/Guesthouse 
  • Best Time
    March - May and Sept - Dec 
Featured Trip
All Inclusive Price: $1,720USD

Trip Overview

Gokyo Lakes with Everest Base Camp Trek is a gratifying journey in the Everest region. Trekkers across the world are familiar with regular trekking trails in the Everest region. But, our Gokyo Lakes with Everest Base Camp Trek is different than the normal route to the base camp of Everest. This stunning journey does not end at the lap of Mt. Everest, rather continues up to the azure and serene lakes of Gokyo valley. Hence, this beautiful at the same time adventurous journey offers the best features of trekking in Nepal and essentially in the Khumbu region. This transcending journey passes through some of the most crowded parts to void trails of Khumbu valley.

Gokyo Lakes with Everest Base Camp Trek expedition is full of beautiful experiences. The splendid views of the Everest massif from Gokyo Ri and the blinding sunrise and sunset setting at the Kala Patthar will simply take your breath away. Additionally, the joy of getting to see mountains that stand above eight thousand, up close only adds more points for being this journey simply the best. Moreover, the grand feeling of being at the foundation of mighty Mt. Everest (8848.86m) offers a sense of achievement. And again, the sight of the Ngozumpa glacier (longest glacier in the Himalayas) from Gokyo Ri adds more reason to do this trek. In like manner, there is Gokyo Lakes to elevate your experience of opting for this journey. There are five of them in total and its beauty is totally bewildering. These blue-green azure lakes will capture your heart at first glance.

This enchanting journey comes with some hard climb but, whenever glimmering mountains greet you- you tend to forget your hardships. The journey up to Gokyo Lakes is less busy and you will only find few trekkers on the way. However after Gokyo Lake, on the way to Everest Base Camp, you will come across a crowd of trekkers. Normally, people who wish their journey to be more challenging reach Gokyo valley by crossing the Cho La pass (5420m) but, in this itinerary, you won’t be crossing the pass.

Nevertheless, if you would like your trek to be more challenging, then you may check our Everest Cho La Pass Trek. All in all, our EBC trek with Gokyo Lakes is an alluring journey that consists best features of Khumbu valley.

Highlights of Gokyo Lakes with Everest Base Camp Trek

  • Thrilling flight experience of the Lukla Airport
  • Capture the alluring panoramic views of the Everest massif from Gokyo Ri and cerulean Gokyo Lakes
  • Sight of the Ngozumpa Glacier
  • Grand feeling of being at the lap of the highest mountain in the world
  • Charming and bustling Namche bazaar
  • Sherpa people and their eccentric culture and warm hospitality

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (KTM) Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour

Day 03: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2652m/8699ft) Duration: 3 hours

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283ft) Duration: 6 hours

Day 05: Namche Bazar and Everest View Hotel

Day 06: Namche to Dole (4200m/13776ft) Duration: 5 hrs

Day 07: Dole to Machhermo (4400m/14432ft) Duration: 5 hrs

Day 08: Machhermo to Gokyo Lake (4700m/15416ft) Duration: 4 hrs

Day 09: Hike to Gokyo RI (5360m/17880ft) Duration: 4 hrs

Day 10: Trek back to Phorste village (3840m/12595ft) Duration 7-8 hours

Day 11: Trek to Pheriche (4210 m/13,808 ft) Duration: 7 Hours

Day 12: Trek to Lobuche (4910 m/16,105ft) Duration: 5-6 Hours

Day 13: Trek to EBC (5364m/17594ft) then back to Gorekshep (5181m/16994ft) Duration: 8 hrs

Day 14: Hiking to Kalapattar (5545m/18188ft) - Gorekshep – Dingbuche (4400m/14430ft) Duration : 7 hours

Day 15: Trek to Namche (3440m/11283ft) Duration: 7 hours

Day 16: Trek to Lukla (2800m/9184ft) Duration: 7 hours

Day 17: Fly back to Kathmandu

Day 18: Leisure day

Day 19: Farewell

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 & Dates

  • Small Group Journey
  • Private Journey

Start Dates are your arrival date in Nepal and End Dates are the returning date from Nepal.

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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Reviews

Hareth Alsaadi, Phillipines I went for Everest base camp trip by mid-Dec 2021. I was a little worried as I never went trekking in my entire life.. however, i did a lot of research and came across Nepal Hiking Team so I decided after much thought to go with them Initially, I was in contact with Ganga the CEO of the company... i was highly satisfied with his interaction and communication with me right from the beginning.. i had so many questions and concerns regarding the trip and he was able to guide me and answer me all my inquiries... the on-boarding process was smooth and easy.. when i arrived in Nepal I found everything ready starting from the person picking me up from the airport, the hotel, some equipment for the trek, full introductory meeting on what to expect from the journey, all ground transportation, and even before i left Nepal after the trek.. a PCR staff was provided and came to my hotel... As for my trekking guide Prakash. i am truly happy that i had him as my guide.. a very spectacular human being.. he was more than a guide.. he was a great companion as well.. he ensured that i was having a good time.. continuously shared his expertise of mountains, Sherpa people, and Nepalese culture.. he always went the extra mile to support me... even at days when it was tough for me to continue due to altitude sickness.. he encouraged me and inspired me not to give up on this lifetime journey.. he always puts health and safety first.. Despite all the challenges of Everest Base Camp trek.. but i am very glad i did it... and i did it with an excellent group of people.. Nepal Hiking Team.. i highly recommend them for anyone intends to go trekking in Nepal. Read this review on trip advisor (click here)
Peter, United States of America My friend and I recently spent 2 weeks in Nepal, guided by the Nepal Hiking Team. Our original trek was canceled by an international company,  and the Nepal Hiking Team stepped in flawlessly. Ganga answered all of our questions, had our safety as his top concern always, was flexible, and was gracious with his hospitality. From Kathmandu, Pokhara, to the various tea villages, all the way to ABC, our Nepal Hiking Team was phenomenal. Our guide Arjun and porter Prem were first class, helping us navigate and learn about the terrain, giving us sage advice, and also making sure we had a great time (thanks for the wine!). I felt truly connected with them and it was hard to leave! A massive thank you to the entire team. Let's summit one of those monsters together soon!
William Belue, USA Nepal Hiking was incredible starting with the airport pick up all the way to drop off at the end of the trip. I had a scenario in which the airline lost my luggage and NHT arrange for my boots to be delivered via helicopter. This alone speaks to the level of care they provide their clients. Our guide, Bal, was one of the most knowledgeable people I’ve had the opportunity to meet and his attention to detail truly made this experience for me. The accommodations, food, gear, etc all blew my expectations out of the water. If you are looking for a guided Nepal experience, please look no further. I met other trekkers along my journey who were paying more and receiving less. This trip was a surprise birthday present and I am already planning my next trip back. Read this review on TripAdvisor (Click Here)
Ahmed, USA Joined recently for an Everest Base Camp tour and it was simply spectacular! The team was well equipped with all logistics and planning and Ganga did a fantastic job with communication before and during the trip too. As for the trip itself, it far exceeded expectations as we got lucky with great clear weather and really enjoying our hiking. Our tour guide Bal was excellent as he had a lot of previous experience, very knowledgeable, friendly, and a fun person. The accommodations and food were good too. Overall I would highly recommend Nepal Hiking Team to others. Note: Read this review on Tripadvisor (Click here)  
Dave, USA Had a truly great time in the mountains with the Nepal Hiking Team. Arrived from the Pacific Northwest with my boomer mom to trek to Everest Base Camp. (Made it.) Our group included four other ladies who’d met in college and were reconnecting. Was tough going at times but the NHT crew led us well. Our guides and porters were professional, kind, generous, and attentive. Their work was difficult—carrying our extra stuff, monitoring our conditions as we gained altitude, maintaining morale if/when it flagged, teaching us about Nepali and Sherpa culture, and showing us the way—and they all performed legendarily. Ganga and Raj put a lot of thought into making our trek enjoyable. They took great care of my mom and were very proactive with those who faced any altitude-related issues. I’m no world traveler or experienced backpacker, but this trip felt particularly fun and special. It awakened in me a far greater curiosity for travel. The mountain experience—organized by Ganga and led by Raj and his team of guides and porters—will be a cherished memory. Our NHT crew were all good people. I enjoyed their company and guidance immensely. We fly home this evening from Kathmandu and I’m already excited to return with friends, family, or solo. I look forward to trekking with NHT, Ganga, and Raj again. Read this review on Tripadvisor.