EBC Gokyo Trek 18 Days

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Everest Base Camp Gokyo trek is one of the most challenging and exciting trek in the Everest Region. It follows the route via high pass called Chola Pass at 5420 meters into Mt. Everest Base Camp (5364m.). Trekking to Gokyo – Chola Pass & Everest Base Camp begins with an amazing flight to Lukla. From Lukla you will walk uphill slowly following the trail to the Dudh Kosi (it means ‘River of Milk’), and all through forests of rhododendron, pine and magnolia. After few hours of trekking you will eventually reach Namche Bazaar (3,340 m) and spend one more day at Namche Bazaar which is the amusing capital of Sherpa’s for adjustment and alternative hike inside namche. After spending some time there you will visit other Sherpa villages such as Phortse Tanga and Machhermo before heading for Gokyo Lake.

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After you reach Gokyo Lake you climb Gokyo Ri (5369m.) and from the top of Gokyo Ri you will enjoy stunning peaks of different mountains such as Mt. Everest, Mt. Cho Oyo, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho Oyo, Mt. Thamserku, Mt Ama Dablam, Mt. Kangtega ,Mt. Cholatse, Mt. Thamserku and many others. Then, next day you cross Chola Pass (5420m.) and reach at Dzongla. After Dzongla you move towards Gorakshep and ascend to Kala Pattar (5545m.). From Kala Pattar you enjoy an impressive up-close view of Mt. Everest. Then, next day morning you trek to Everest Base Camp. When you return from Everest Base Camp you follow the route through Pangboche and Namche Bazaar. While on trek you will enjoy the incredible mountain scenery until you reach Lukla airstrip. Next day morning you take a flight back to Kathmandu.

Gokyo – Chola Pass & Everest Base Camp Trekking is popular for every traveler and group alike. It gives a complete scenario of different flora and fauna, rural lifestyle of the Sherpa people, Buddhism, monasteries and spectacular mountain scenery.

 

Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu (1300 m) and transfer to hotel
  • Day 02: Kathmandu city tour
  • Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2840m) & trek to Phakding (2610 m) 3 – 4 hrs
  • Day 04: Trek Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3340m.)
  • Day 05: Rest & acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar
  • Day 06: Trek Namche Bazaar to Dole (4,110 m) 6 –7 hrs
  • Day 07: Trek Dole to Machherma (4470m) 4 – 5 hrs
  • Day 08: Trek Machhermo to Gokyo (4790m) 4 – 5 hrs
  • Day 09: Gokyo Valley: Acclimatization Day – Optional Hike to Lakes
  • Day 10: Climb Gokyo Ri (5357 m) & trek to Thagnag (4750m) 4 – 5 hrs
  • Day 11: Cross over Chola Pass (5367 m) and trek to Dzongla (4830m) 7 – 8 hrs
  • Day 12: Trek Dzongla to Lobuche (4940m) 2 – 3 hrs
  • Day 13: Trek to Gorakshep (5170m), onward to Everest Base Camp (5364m) Gorakshep 8 – 9 hrs
  • Day 14: Climb to Kala Pattar (5545 m) & descend to Pheriche (4280 m) 8 – 9 hrs    Note: Those participants who plan to visit Everest base camp same day will have early breakfast to start trek as Everest base camp hike takes longer time (4-5 hrs) than the Kala Patthar hike. Upon return to Gorak Shep, the group will have lunch together; and afternoon time is taken to descend down to Pheriche for a good night’s rest. (B,L,D)
  • Day 15: Trek Pheriche to Pangboche -Tengboche – Namche Bazaar   5 – 6 hrs
  • Day 16: Trek Namche Bazaar to Lukla
  • Day 17: Fly back Lukla to Kathmandu & transfer to hotelNote: Flights to Kathmandu are usually scheduled for morning because wind can create problem to fly the aircraft in the afternoon but sometime the flight time can be delayed due to bad weather and other reason that are beyond our command.
  • Day 18: Transfer to international airport for your final departure (Trip ends.)

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu (1300 m) and transfer to hotel

 When you land Kathmandu in Tribhuvan Internation aiport, you will be welcomed by a representative from Great Vision Trek. First we complete your Visa and other custom formalities; you will be transferred to the hotel organized by Great Vision along with your luggage. You then check in and take rest or you can visit our office and hang around as per your interest. You stay overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 02: Kathmandu City Sightseeing

Today, we tour to heritage sites at Kathmandu. We start a guide tour from your hotel to four heritage site in Kathmandu which is listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. First we visit to Pashupatinath Temple situated in Gausala and banks of Bagmati River where Aryaghat, famous funeral site for Hindus lies. After sightseeing, we visit to Boudhanatha, the Buddhists shrine which is one of the largest stupa in the world. Boudhhanath is one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimages that include over 50 Tibetan Gompas or monasteries and popular tourist destination. Tour leads to Kathmandu Durbar Square also known as Basantapur holds the medieval king’s palaces who had ruled over Kathmandu Kingdom once. Our last tour will be Swayambhu (the self-existent) which is one of the famous touristic areas where we find large number of monkey population. After sightseeing, we go back to you hotel and you can take rest and stay.

Day 03: Fly Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,652m) 4 hrs

We will take early morning flight from Kathmandu (1400m). There are many flights for Lukla (2840 m). The flight duration from Kathmandu to Lukla is approximately 35 minutes. After we reach Lukla, we take rest for an hour while our guides and local porters prepare for the trip. After an hour rest, our trail begins to Phakding (2610 m).

Day 04:  Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m )5 – 6 hrs

From Phakding trail leads to Dudh Koshi River and valley lying to its west bank. Climbing steeply towards Benkar through a rocky ridge, we head to the magnificient forests of magnolia, giant firs and rhododendron which make the trail beautiful to walk in. We climb up to Monjo (2840m) across the kyashar and enter the Sagarmatha National Park lying beyond Monjo. Way to entrance station makes a steep rocky descent where we cross Dudh Koshi River leading us to Namche Bazaar (3420m).

 Day 05: Acclimatization & Rest at Namche Bazaar

After a hectic day, you need to take rest and prepare for further higher trek. This day will be a hiking day for you where we hike to the villages of Khumjung and Khunde. Our hike start from Shyanboche airstrip via climbing one hour and lead to Khunde where we pass through numerous stone Buddhist monuments. After Khunde, we head east to the large Khumjung village lying at the foot of the sacred mountain Khumbila. We then have lunch and rest for a while then follow to Chhorkung (3540m) and back to Namche Bazaar.

Day 06: Trek Namche Bazaar to Dole (4,110 m) 6 – 7 hrs

After hiking in Namche, we resume our trail by heading up and down the hill taking the glimpse of giant Snowy Mountain at Shanasa. 2 and half hours of hike in Shanasa and head towards the top of Mong La Pass where we can view the amazing Mt. Khubilla, Mt. Ama Dablam and Kantega. The trail leads us to riverside village named Phortse Tenga through forested region and after a long uphill trek through beautiful forest of oaks, rhododendrons and pines we reach in Dole.

Day 07: Trek Dole to Machherma (4470m.) 4 – 5 hrs

Climb up to the open hill for approx thirty minutes to the hill above Dole offering spectacular mountain views of Cho Oyu. The trail heads to Lapharma village and walking about 2 hours beyond Lapharma leads to Luja. We take a short break here and continue to climb up the valley side above the river and cross spurs to grasp Machharmo where we rest, take luch and explore around.

Day 08: Trek Machhermo to Gokyo (4790m.) 4 – 5 hrs

Today is that the massive day of Mount Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lake. We tend to get to the land of Gokyo Lakes. It takes one hour to reach Phanga through the leveled path that wind passes through elevated grazing lands. At Phanga we will observe the memorials of individuals who have lost their lives throughout the landslides within the region. On the far side Phanga, we will trek slides down for a brief whereas and so step by step goes up the stony steps for associate hour to the stream. We cross the metal bridge over the stream and find into the Gokyo-Land. Welcome to Gokyo, we tend to square measure currently facing the primary Lake of Gokyo. Still walk up on the stony steps for thirty minutes to the Secong Lake of Gokyo. 45 minutes of walk on the leveled path on stony steps finally brings us to 3rd Lake of Gokyo. We'll relax within the Mountain Lodge at Gokyo.

Day 09: Gokyo Valley: Acclimatization Day – Optional Hike to 5th and 6th Lakes

It is an optional hiking day where we can climb Gokyo Ri only if the weather is good and view popular mountains. Walk through north of Gokyo leads to Thonak Tsho called fourth lake. We can also take pleasure of 5th lake called Ngozumba Tsho. We can also climb Scoundrel’s Viewpoint lying at the edge of Ngozumba Tsho where we can view outstanding Cho Oyu base camp and Gyanchung Kang which seems just as a stone throw away. Most importantly, we can explore the Ngozumba Glacier, the biggest glacir of the world. We stay night in Gokyo.

Day 10: Climb Gokyo Ri (5357 m.) & trek to Thagnag (4750m.) 4 – 5 hrs

In case if we didn’t make it to Gokyo Ri the previous day, we will climb on this day. It is the challenging climb as it is lofty and takes 3 – 4 hours to make it to the top. Though it is challenging, it’s adventurous and we can view amazing Gokyo village lying on the edge of 3rd lake unnoticed by Cholatse and the great Nogzumpa Glacier. We will be all surrounded by spectacular mountains such as Thamserku, Cholatse, Kusum Kanguru, Everest, Pumori, Taboche, Makalu, Changtse Lhotse and Nuptse. You will be amzed to see the sight of sunrays seems like kissing the Everest which also towers over the surrounding mountains. The trail resumes from Ngazumpa Glacier to the mountain and then meanders into Thagnak. We take rest this day after and prepare for long hiking days.

Day 11: Cross over Chola Pass (5367 m) and trek to Dzongla (4830m.) 7 – 8 hrs

Today is the toughest trekking day of our trail as the Cho La pass is steep and includes glacier traverse to the east side. Thought it is not difficult itself but we should be careful during walking to the vertical trail. During the trail, we may slip as the rocks are glazed by ice which makes trail slippery. Trekking through the frozen lake leads us to the top of pass which is decorated by prayer flags. We can view beautiful peaks during the trail and reach Dzongla village through crevasses. This village provides amazing views of Ama Dablam, Cholatse and Lobuche even Pheriche village far below.

Day 12: Trek Dzongla to Lobuche (4940 m) 2 – 3 hrs

This is one of the shortest treks throughout the trail so after a short trek you can get rest and enjoy the surrounding beauty. We head down from Dzongla and walk within a grass covered path whereas enjoying the read of Lobuche Peak. The path curves through the wide river bed before reaching Lobuche. We are able to pay the remainder of day taking a rest which can help in preparation for consecutive day’s long trek. 

Day 13: Trek to Gorakshep (5170m.), onward to Everest Base Camp (5364m.) Gorakshep 8 – 9 hrs

We take the path to Mount Everest Base Camp through the once huge Gorak Shep Lake. Continuing straight ahead, we tend to come upon the Indian army mountaineers' memorials. The path from here is misleading; thus, it's necessary that we follow our lead Sherpa diligently. The walk is exhausting as a result of thin air within the high altitude. Before we reach the Base camp, we walk through moraine, streams and rocky dunes. After we reach base camp, we can see many tents of mountaineers standing out in bright colors. We can also view other peaks such as Pumori, Nuptse and Khumbuste. After experiencing outstanding trip we head back to Gorak Shep. We stay overnight and get good rest.

Beside we can also visit Kala Patthar so that we can experience admirable sunset view which is more adorable than sunrise view.

Day 14: Climb to Kala Pattar (5545 m.) & descend to Pheriche (4280 m) 8 – 9 hrs

After we departure from Gorak Shep, we head to Kala Patthar. If we departure early morning, the climate will be cold due to chilly winds. On our way, we will experience peaks such as Everest, Khumbutse, Changtse tower and Ligtren. We can enjoy the magnificient Himalaya Panoroma and return to Lobuche have dinner and rest at night.

Day 15: Trek Pheriche to Pangboche -Tengboche – Namche Bazaar   5 – 6 hrs

The trail takes down through the hillside green forest of juniper trees and rhododendron then we cross the prayer flag festooned bridge over Dudh Koshi River following Dudh Koshi Gorge through pine forest. We can explore colorful pheasants and mountain goats in the forest. We then reach to Sansa experiencing Ama Dablam, Nuptse and Thamserku mountains. We reach at Namche Bazzar by passing winding trail and forest.

We take Dinner and stay overnight for good sleep.

Day 16: Trek Namche Bazaar to Lukla

As the trail steps down steeply so we need to walk very carefully as our legs are shaky and frequently get ang fight in the rockey terrain. After we cross the bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, the trail becomes natural and easy and we arrive in Lukla. We take a good rest, relax and celebrate and stay overnight.

Day 17:  Fly back Lukla to Kathmandu

In this day, we will have a flight to Kathmandu before that you can have shopping, collect souvenirs as per your wish and head to Kathmandu.

Day 18:  Transfer to international airport for final departure

This is the day of your departure so you can have shopping and celebrate your successful trekking journey. Our representative with driver will take you to airport on time.

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  • Domestic and international pick up and drove
  • 3 nights accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Three meals during the trek like breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • All necessary paper works and Sagarmatha National Park entry permit
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the trek.
  • TIMS (trekker's information management system) cards
  • An experienced, helpful, friendly and English speaking trekking Guide
  • Necessary porters (1 porter for 2 people) each porter carries 25 kg
  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, domestic flight & Insurance of our trekking guide
  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, and Insurance for porters from Lukla
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Farewell dinner at the last night in Kathmandu
  • Applicable government and local taxes 
  • Official T-shirt
  • Nepal Entry Visa
  • Foods in Kathmandu such as lunch and dinner
  • Entrance fees for kathmandu city tour
  • Bottled drinks (mineral water, any cold drinks & alcoholic drinks) while on trek
  • Travel, medical & emergency rescue by helicopter (need to pay by your insurance)
  • Your international flight ticket and airport departure tax
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early return from the trekking (due to any reason)
  • Expenses of personal nature such as laundry, telephone, bar bills, tips, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc
  • Arrangement of Helicopter service for rescue in case of emergency in the mountain (the cost incurred during the rescue will be paid by your insurance company)
  • Tips & Gratuities for trekking guide & porter (s)
Difficulty Moderate Trip Lenght 18 days Group Size 1-22 People
Best Month Sep-Oct-Nov/ Mar-Apr-May Transportation Air Accomodation 3 star hotel in kathmandu and tea house in mountain
Style Cultural sightseeing & trekking Max Elevation 5364 Meal Included
Trip Routes Kathmandu-Lukla-EBC-Gokyo-Namche-Lukla-Kathmandu
All Departures 100% Guranteed. If you are booked, you are going.