Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure
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Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lakes Trek
Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lakes Trek
Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lakes Trek
Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lakes Trek
Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lakes Trek
Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lakes Trek

The Gokyo Lakes, Cho La & Mount Everest Base Camp Trek with Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventures leads you to the magnificent Gokyo valley and its stunning high altitude lakes, the Cho La pass and, of course, the famous Everest Base Camp. It is a challenging trek that offers it all – mountains, culture and history.

The trek starts from Lukla, following the flight from Kathmandu. Like most treks in the region, Lukla serves as the gateway. We then make our way up to Namche Bazaar where we leave the Everest trail and head for Dole and Machermo instead. Magnificent views of Ama Dablam, Cholatse in the East and eventually Cho Oyu to the North open up as we approach Gokyo. But we then only get to the real highlights of this trek: The Gokyo lakes, the highest freshwater lake system in the world and of course Gokyo RI, a rocky hill that allows for an unforgettable panorama including views of Mount Everest. We will also get a close look at the enormous glacier running down from the flanks of Cho Oyu and the surrounding mountains. We cross this glacier and then tackle the Cho La pass (5,420m). From the top, you’ll have some remarkable views of Cholatse and Lobuche East and West. We then descend heading for Lobuche and ultimately Gorakshep form where we can reach Everest base camp and (if you still feel up for it) Kala Pathar (5,554m). This is another rocky hill on a ridge running down from Pumori which offers a magnificent panorama of Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Pumori, Nuptse and many more famous mountains as well as the Khumbu glacier. We then slowly descend back towards Namche Bazaar and Lukla.

Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure provides you with an experienced, local guide that not only leads you on the trail but introduces you to the rich Sherpa culture. This tour captures the highlights of the Khumbu region. Of course, because of the altitude and the terrain (especially at the Cho La), this trek can be challenging. But the unique views and serenity next to the unspoiled lakes will be worth it.All our treks can be booked as private trips - no large, impersonal groups but small, individual experiences. Let Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure take you on your very own adventure trek to Gokyo, the Cho La pass and Mount Everest.

Highlights:

  • Admire Mount Everest and contemplate the history of its exploration
  • Stand on top of Kala Pathar and observe some of the highest mountains of the world
  • Explore Solukhumbu, the Sherpa heartland
  • Cross the famous Cho La pass

Trip Facts

Duration: 17 days
Altitude: 5554m
Difficulty: Moderate-Hard
Accommodation: Teahouse
Season: Spring/Fall/Winter
Equipment: Basic trekking gear

Itinerary

Day 01:

Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4429 ft.)

 

Day 02:

Day for trekking preparation and and Free day in Kathmandu to explore


Day 03:

Kathmandu to Phakding (2610m/8563 ft.), 35 min flight + 4-5hr walk


Day 04:

Phakding to Namche (3440m/11286ft.), 5-6hr walk


Day 05:

Acclimatization day


Day 06:

Namche to Dole (4,110 m/13,152 ft.), 5-6hr walk


Day 07:

Dole to Machhermo (4,470 m/14,663 ft.), 4-5hr walk


Day 08:

Machhermo to Gokyo Lake (4800 m/15,744 ft.), 5-6hr walk


Day 09:

Side trip to Gokyo RI (5360m), walk 4hr


Day 10:

Gokyo to Dzong La (4830m/15939 ft.)Via pass Cho-La (5367 m/17,604 ft.), 7-8hr walk


Day 11:

Dzong La to Everest Base Camp (5363m/17595ft) & return to Gorak Shep [5170 m/16,961ft], 7-8hr walk


Day 12:

Hike up Kala Pathar (5545m/18192ft.) & walk to Pheriche [4280m/14,070 ft.], 7-8hr walk


Day 13:

Pheriche to Namche Bazar (3440m/11286 ft.), 7-8hr walk


Day 14:

Namche to Lukla (2840m/9317.585 ft.), 6-7hr walk


Day 15:

Lukla to Kathmandu (1350 m / 4264 ft.), 35min flight


Day 17:

Departure from Kathmandu

 

 

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Standard itinerary – 17 days. Can be shortened or extended depending on time and fitness

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Note: We are flexible to customize the trip itinerary, dates as per your time frame, service standard etc.

Included Services

+ All airport transfers. We’ll pick you up personally

+ Accommodation in a quality 3* hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu [upgrade possible]

+ Sightseeing in KTM by private vehicle and professional English speaking guide

+ Private trek with an English speaking trekking guide

+ 1 porter (between two clients) to carry your luggage during the trek (max 20 kg; i.e. 10kg pP)

+ KTM-Lukla flight & return

+ Full board meals (Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner) during the trek

+ Accommodation during the trek in carefully selected teahouses

+ Trekking permit and TIMS

+ First Aid kit

+ Guides’ and porters’ medical &
accidental insurance


Excluded Services

- International Airfare to and from
your country

- Nepal Visa fee for on arrival entry visa (US$ 25 or equivalent for 15 days, US$ 40 for 30 days & US$ 100 for 90 days. You also require 2 passport sized photos)

- Travel & Health Insurance [needs to cover Emergency Helicopter Rescue at altitude]

- Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu

- Any alcoholic beverages, cold drinks and boiled mineral water as well as snacks, deserts etc. during the trek

- Tips for Guide & Porter (not mandatory but expected)

- Hot shower, battery charges (available at extra cost in lodges, sometimes free)

- Unforeseen expenses not under our control such as flight cancellations or delays, weather related issues, illness during the trek, rescue costs etc.

- Any other costs not specifically included. Please feel free to ask if in
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Equipment

Equipment for trip

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Useful Information

Supplementary time

The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla significantly reduces the journey time compared to the trek via Jiri (which we also offer). The flight is the shortest and most popular way of gaining access to the region but the mountain weather is notoriously unpredictable and sometimes even during the best part of the season, flights are delayed or postponed for one or more days. We can also arrange for a Helicopter charter from Kathmandu to Lukla instead but this adds significant extra cost. We highly recommend that you take potential delays into account and allow for an extra day in Kathmandu. You can use your extra time here in Nepal by doing many exciting activities like rafting, jungle safari, Bunje jumping, Mountain flights or simply enjoy the bustling streets of Kathmandu.

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Duration
17 Days
Season
Spring/Fall/winter
Region
Khumbu - Nepal
Grade
Medium - hard
Altitude
5554 m
Walking
5hr
Accommodation
Teahouse