Gokyo Lakes with Everest Base Camp (No Chola Pass)

Gokyo Lakes with Everest Base Camp (No Chola Pass)

Activities:
Trekking
Duration
19 days
Destination
Nepal
  • Trip Grade
    Moderate To Strenuous 
  • Max Altitude
    5545 Meters
  • Group Size
    Min 1 Pax.
  • Best Time
    March - May and Sept - Dec 
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Guesthouse

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

Raymond Low, Singapore Nepal Hiking Team provide an excellent guide to me when I hiked Everest Base Camp. My guide, Mr. Prakesh Rai, is very professional and caring... He always gives me very informative replies whenever I have a question or two about the terrain which we are trekking, the history of certain towns or places we passed by or stayed...He is always asking how I am (my old right ankle injury came back)...and will help me carry my load.... We had a good time together especially when we take photographs of the awesome scenery.....He works tirelessly and would be a concern for my diet and always asked me if I had enough of food, hows my leg was, and whether feeling ok especially when we are going towards a higher altitude..... We had a wonderful acclimatization climb and he is always observing me how I am doing. Nepal Hiking Team rocks!.... And I would sincerely recommend my friends to this group..... It’s simply awesome!... Thank you Nepal Hiking team and it's truly a great experience traveling with your professional guide!
Yang, Singapore It was an awesome experience in Nepal, in which a big part of my trip was covered in the mountain, thank to NHT. Ganga, the company manager has been engaging since my enquiry and very efficient and patient with all my queries. They are flexible to customize to my needs due to my planned itinerary besides hiking. They also made arrangement for airport pick up and Ganga met me in person in my lodge to go through the procedures and discussion. 2 days prior to the trek it was raining heavily and many flights were cancelled. We were lucky to tag along a rescue helicopter to Lukla, also thank to Ganga's arrangement. When we arrived at the start point, we were welcome by the friendly guide and porters. My relationship with Gurung, the guide was very good, he took care of me every single bit of the trip, as I was a slow walker in the team. He would check our conditions from time to time to ensure our well beings. Gurung and I joked around in the tea houses and we made many friends and some exchange of cultural knowledge. I was not well when I returned from Base Camp. We discussed and we decided that an evacuation was needed. Gurung visited me in the hospital and sent me back to the hotel after discharge. I had a farewell lunch with him. Ganga and Hari, the 2 managers visited me on the 2 days and they even sent me to the hospital again for report collection. Hari also sent me to the airport on my departure day. I have total satisfaction and heart-felt appreciation for Nepal Hiking Team. There were other companies who tried to compromise prices and quality but not NHT, who insisted on quality and care above all. I'm back in Singapore safely. And they are keeping in contact with me on some follow-ups. I truly want to recommend you this company for their awesome service given the reasonable if not attractive price! This trip was so awesome although I had some hiccups on my decent. I miss Nepal alot, and the friendship shared.
Stephen, Australia I finished the ABC and Bhutan Tours with Nepal Hiking Team and had a very good time. It was a great pleasure dealing with Balaram and Ganga. They are extremely professional, flexible, and accommodating. prior to the trip, I had been constantly emailing Balaram with my questions, whether or not they are directly related to the trek. Balaram was always extremely responsive with detailed answers and he was always patient. When I first got to Kathmandu, both Ganga and Balaram met me at the hotel to greet me. Throughout the trip, they constantly checked up with the guide to make sure that everything went okay. Overall, the trek was well organized and I can say with confidence that the team has done their best to ensure that my needs were met. I am already thinking about coming back to Nepal for my next trek and I will certainly go with Nepal Hiking Team again.
Ian, Canada My wife and I did the Everest Base Camp Trek as organized by Nepal Hiking Team. We read guidebooks and numerous websites leading up to this trip, but nothing quite captured the awesomeness of just being there in person. Each day of our trek was physically and mentally exhausting, but our guide saw to it that we were looked after - be it on the trail, dining, or settling in at the lodge each night. Nepal Hiking Team did a fantastic job for us; I could not be happier with how this trip was organized, and how Balaram and Ganga took care of us.
Evelyn, Ireland Organised this trip from Australia with very limited trekking experience. Ganga and his team were extremely professional and approachable in answering our questions and providing guidance. The travel itinerary was tailor-made to suit our dates. The accommodation in Kathmandu was excellent, accommodation along the trek was the best available and our guide and porter were extremely friendly and knowledgeable. Our flight to Lukla was cancelled and our guide Mr Bim had organised a helicopter within a few moments. Felt very safe and secure with the local knowledge and expertise. The Nepal Hiking Team look after you from start to finish; meeting you at the airport with a garland of flowers and wishing you farewell with a Nepalese scarf. We were a party of three from Ireland and thoroughly enjoyed our trip. Couldn't recommend this company highly enough. I will be advising anyone from Ireland to use this local company for sheer value and professionalism!!