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Everest Base Camp Trekking via Gokyo Lakes | Itinerary | Costing | Mapping

Gokyo Lake – Cho La Pass and Everest Base Camp trek are one of the popular choices ...

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Everest Base Camp Trekking via Gokyo Lakes | Itinerary | Costing | Mapping

Gokyo Lake – Cho La Pass and Everest Base Camp trek are one of the popular choices of trekker. This trip leads adventures trekkers into the marvelous Gokyo valley, sparkling, and pristine blue and green water of the Gokyo Lake, the homeland of the alpine birds around the world. The Gokyo Lake recognized for the series of a beautiful turquoise lake in the Gokyo valley, the source of the Dudh Koshi River, the renowned Cho La pass, the longest Ngojumba glacier in the Himalayas. Trekking of this beautiful route going to explore and discover most awaited destinations of Khumbu valley like Gokyo lake -Chola pass  and Everest base camp leads us through the landmarks of Khumbu region, experiencing the Himalayan Sherpa culture and traditions, in company of majestically soaring mountains of Himalayas, colorful ancient monastery, Buddhist prayers flags, boulder carved Tibetan Buddhist prayer inscription, Sagarmatha National Park, Namche Bazaar and eventually take  on the base of mighty Everest. The trek in advancing to the base of the world tallest mountain spectacular vista from celebrated views point like Gokyo Ri (5483m), Kala, Pather(5545m) and Everest Base Camp (5345m) superb destination above 5000m. The trek also awards us with the great views of Khumbu icefall. Trekking towards  the Everest base camp via Gokyo lake, will be the lifetime experience, collecting astonishing movement inside the Himalayas with the enthralling sights of Mt Everest, Mt Cho-Oyu, Mt Lhotse, Mt Makalu, Mt Nuptse, Mt Ama Dablam, and other more mighty peaks and also explore the Tengboche Gumpa, the largest monastery as well consider as the Sherpa heartland

Outline itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m/4600ft)

Day 02: Kathmandu valley site scene/ Trek Preparation 

Day 03: Fly Kathmandu- Lukla (2860m/9383ft) Trek to Phakding (2650m/8700ft) approx walks 3 hours 

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar(3440m/11286ft) approx walks 6 hours 

Day 05: Rest and Acclimatization Day approx walks 4 hours

Day 06: Trek to Thyanbhuche Monastery (3660m/12664ft) approx walks (5-6) hours

Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4410m/14470ft) approx walks 6 hours 

Day 08: Rest and Acclimatization day approx walks 6 hours 

Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4910m/16108ft) approx walks 7 hours

Day 10: Trek to Gorakshep (5140m/16942ft) and Excursion towards Everest Base Camp (5365m/17600ft) approx walk 8-9 hours

Day 11: Trek to Dzongla (4830m/15846ft) Trek to Kala Patthar(5545m/18792ft) approx walks 8-9 hours 

Day 12: Trek to Thangna (4765m/15633ft) vis crossing Cho-La Pass (5368m17611ft) approx walks 7-8hours

Day 13: Trek to Gokyo lake (4790m/15715ft) approx walks 3 hours

Day 14: Trek to Dole (4038m/13248ft) Trek to Gokyo Ri (5357m/17575) approx walk 7-8 hours 

Day 15: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11286ft) walk approx (5) hours

Day 16: Trek to Phakding ((2650m/8700ft) approx walk (4) hours

Day 17: Trek to Lukla (2860m/9383ft) approx walk (3)  hours

Day 18: Fly to Kathmandu

Day 19: Free Exploration day 

Day 20: Final Departure

Note: Free Exploration day of Kathmandu could be changeable if there might be bad weather for Lulka flight.

Package Includes

  • All airport pick and drops/ hotel transfer by four-wheel Luxury Vehicle
  • All kind of ground transportation as per the particular itinerary.
  • B & B services in Kathmandu on double sharing room, 4 nights at any standard hotel. 
  • Full board on trek, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (BLD).
  • Two way Domestic Air Fares (Kathmandu-Lukla).
  • Trekking Permit of Everest Region Trekking, National park Fees and Trekking Information Management System (TIMS) Card.
  • Trekking and Tea House Arrangement.
  • Experience, as well as the government of Nepal, authorized English Speaking 1 Trekking Guide, Four clients=1 Assistant Guide, Two client`s= 1 potter.
  • Travel Insurance for all Nepalese stuff.
  • Welcome & farewell dinner in Kathmandu (Typical Nepalese Restaurant).
  • Mercy Holidays  Duffel Bag and Branded T-shirt and Trekking Map.
  • We will provide trekking down jacket and sleeping bag.
  • we will serve you Washing Water in the Morning and Hot Bag for Night.

Package Not Includes

  • Personal trekking gear on trek should be managed by your own like trekking boot, trekking pole and other necessary things needed on the trek. 
  • Emergency evacuation cost.
  • Visa charge.
  • Tips for guide and other stuff should be compulsory for their service.
  • Client travel insurance.
  • Personal expenses like bar bills, laundry, internet, telephone, alcoholic drinks on Trekking.

Day 1&2 Kathmandu, Nepal

When you arrived in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan international airport, MERCY HOLIDAYS  representative or your trekking leader welcome and escorts towards the hotel. You will be cheek inn  at particular hotel, After having fresh up and some rest, our trip leader gathers you to flow the information about your trips like orientation. Spending the following and next day by discovering the pilgrim’s site Pashupatinath and Boudhanath, both part of UNESCO world heritage site. The first day of your arrival  Mercy Holidays offer you the complement welcome dinner on typical Nepali restaurant with culture show.

 ( Day 1/2) B&B ( Bed and Breakfast ) Standard Hotel

 Day 3 Lukla (2800m /9184ft) Begin trek / Phakding (2652m/8700ft) Walk approx. 3hours 

Early morning spectacular 35minute mountain flights, weather permitting. Fly over the wonderful and amazing views of the snowcapped mountain of Himalayas and landed on Tenzing Hillary airport, Lukla (2800m/9184ft). We will meet our Sherpa guide, potter or Himalayan yak to carry your luggage. Our treks begin descending 150 meters following alongside Dudh Koshi (milky rivers ) as we follow the main trails towards beautiful village of Phakding( 2652m/8700ft ) via passing several mana walls, chorten memorial and boulder carved Tibetan Buddhist prayer inscriptions. 
Overnight at Mountain lodge (BLD)

Day 4 Namche Bazar (3440m/11286ft) walks approx. 6 hours

Our journey continues by heading out of Phakding, by following northwards of Dudh Koshi valley to Manjo. The police check post where our trekking guide entry our trekking permit then after entering through the gate of Sagarmatha national park a UNESCO world heritage site. This day trek takes us through a magnificent forest of rhododendron, giant fir, and pine trees. After crossing the high suspension bridge, we catch the first glimpse of Everest (cloud permitting). After the views point further steep climb that brings us to the Sherpa treading community village Namche bazaar, Where we got the facilities of internet, bakery, banking, a fine restaurant, and Himalayan handicraft. 
Overnight at Mountain lodge (BLD)

Day 5 Rest on Namche bazaar approx walks 4 hours

Today we have a rest day our guide will help you to wander around the Namche Bazaar. We got the different option of hiking from Namche like Thame village, Everest view hotel hiking and Kunde Khumjung village hiking or you want to do rest at the hotel.
Overnight at  Mountain lodge (BLD).

Day 6 Thyangbche Monastery (3870m/12700ft) walk approx. 6 hour

Today our journey begins with a short steep section from the hotel to the junction point. From this point, the flat wide trails with the beautiful views bring us the kanjyama. We descend to the river (Dudh Koshi) via passing the small settlement village Phunkithanga (3250m/10660ft). where we are having our lunch at the small tea house. Trails continue steeply climb throughout the forest to Tengboche Monastery. 
Overnight at Mountain lodge (BLD)

Day 7 Ascends to Dingboche (4410m /14470ft) walk approx. 7 hours

We trek through the forest to Devoche and little further, we will cross the rushing river imjakhola, which origins from the glacial (ijma lake) lie alongside island peak base camp. We continuous our treks towards the beautiful village of pangboche (3985m/13074ft), the highest permanent Sherpa community villages of Khumbu valley, with the stunning towering peak of Mt Amadablam directly overhead. Ascending the valley throughout the Shomare from this point we are above the tree line zone. After crossing the bridge at confluence Khumbu  & imjakhola. Short steep climbs bring us you to village Dingboche.
Overnight at Mountain lodge (BLD)

Day 8 Acclimatization and rest day walk approx. 6 hour

We spend our rest day by adopting the thin air into our body. We hike towards the nangkartshang peak, which offers us the magnificent views of Himalayas. This is a high and wild corner of Khumbu valley explore by relatively few trekkers and the views from here of ice flutings and soaring serrated mountain ridges are sensational. Back to the guest house for lunch and explore the Dingboche village.
Walk approx. 4 hour 
Overnight at Mountain lodge (BLD)

Day 9 Treks to Lobuche (4940m/16210ft) walk approx. 7 hour

Our journey continues steeply climbs out of Dingboche via passing a chorten and stupa. We make an approach towards Everest base camp. We Ascend the valley gradually up to thulka, at the ends of the terminal moraine of Khumbu glacier. After that ascending the treks by a steep climb up to Chukpularia, beautiful place where there grave of veterans mountain climbers around the globe. The line of small wall stone hanging hundreds of prayers flags are memorials tribute to the climber who died on Everest expedition. Treks accent gradually which brings us labjuche, the perfect place for stunning sunset views on the mountain.
Overnight Mountain lodge (BLD)

Day 10 Lobuche to Gorakshep (5164m/16942ft) excursion towards Everest base camp (5380m/17600ft) walks approx. 10hour

 We continue very early morning by following northwards of Khumbu glacier towards Gorakshep. The trail undulates up down within moraine with the short steep rocky section. The trails take about three hours to bring us Gorakshep. Where we will have little minute rest and eat something there like garlic soup and energetic lunch. We will refill about two litters of water and grab some snakes for Everest base camp. Our journey starts by walking across the sandy flat at Gorakshep and climb into the lateral moraine of Khumbu glacier up to Everest base camp. We will spend some time at this inspiration spot, close beneath of monstrous Khumbu icefall and Majestic Mountain before retracing our steps to Gorakshep.
Overnight Mountain lodge (BLD)

Day 11 Climbs Kala Patthar(5545m/18192ft) decent Dozngla  (4830/15846ft) walk approx. 9 hour

Another hard and big day an optional hike to Kala pather.  We climb steeply above Gorakshep to the small peak formation of rock, Kalapatar (black rock) at 5545m. The worth of three hours climbs will be the witness where you will see dramatic breathtaking views lightning first sunshine to Everest. We return to Gorakshep and retrace our steps to Lobuche for lunch and continue down the beautiful valley following the river stream, after walking a while we turn right towards Dozangla for our today destination. 
Overnight at mountain lodge (BLD)

Day 12 Trek to Thangnag( 4700m/ 15419ft ) via crossing Chola pass(5380m/17650ft) approx walk 8-10 hours 

After conquering the two superb destinations Everest base camp and kalapather. This makes quite easy to hit the Chola pass. We start very early via following steeply ascend on the narrow trails, via passing big boulder rock and approach for the top with collecting true mountain experiences. Eventually, the top of Chola welcomes us with the hundreds of prayer flags to admire you with the sensational majestic view of the mountain surrounded you. We will do a big descend passing throughout moraine, after the bottom the easy trails brings us the village of thangnag. 
Overnight at mountain lodge (BLD)

Day 13 Trek to Gokyo Lake (4790m/ 15715ft) approx walk 3-4 hours

After the continuous long trek of last few days, today we going to do very short trek up to Gokyo lake via passing Ngozumba glacier, which is known as the largest glacier in the Himalayas of Nepal. Leaving behind the small glacial lakes and terminal moraine eventually brings us to pasture blue and green freshwater Himalayan holy lake sitting on the foot of Gokyo Ri.
Overnight at Mountain lodge.    (BLD)

Day 14 Trek to Machherma (4470m) optional trek to trek to Gokyo Ri (5357m) approx walk 10 hours 

Early morning we trek to Gokyo Ri which lies above the Gokyo lake. The wroth of 3-4 hours climb admire you the majestic mountain surrounded you with the panoramic views of entire Khumbu valley, which defiantly blows your mind. The mountain you will see from here are like Kusum Kanguru, Thamserku, Khangtga, Touche, Cholaste, Makalu, Lhoste, Nuptse, Everest, and Pumari. We will retrace back to the hotel for lunch after we will continue our journey towards Macharma.
Overnight at a mountain lodge. (BLD)

 Day 15 Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m) walk approx (6-7) hours

Day 16 Trek to Phakding (2650) approx  4 hours 

Day 17 Trek to Lukla (2800m) approx walk 3 hours

Day 18  Lukla Kathmandu Mountain flight

Today morning we will have spectacular mountain flight to Kathmandu. Your guide escorts into the particular hotel. Explore and discover downtown and doing shopping inside tourist hub center in themal, either you can do rest at hotel depending on your wish. At evening crews members of our trekking attend the farewell dinner offer by Mercy Holidays.
Overnight at Standard hotel. (B&B)

Day 19 Final Departure     

As according to your flight time our Mercy Holidays representative or your trekking guide will transfer to the airport for final departure.



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Everest Base Camp Trekking via Gokyo Lakes | Itinerary | Costing | Mapping

Dates Code Price Status Action

Trip code: MAC 
Trip grade:  Challenging / strenuous 

Duration: 20 Days 

Price: 1850 USD

Group size: min 2 max 16 pax 

Average walk per day: 6 to 7 hours 

Best season: September October November / March April May 



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