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Gokyo Everest Base Camp Trek - 20 Days

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Location: Everest Region

20 Days

Trip Facts

Group Size

Min. 2 Pax

Trip Grade

Moderate

Max Altitude

5550m, Kalapatthar

Meals

All kinds of nepal typical local food as well as western.

Transportation

Fligth/Car

Gokyo Everest base camp trek takes adventurous trekkers to the fabulous Gokyo valley. This valley is a source of grand Dudh Koshi river aw well as the large Ngojumba glacier. Famous Chola pass and the awesome viewpoints of Gokyo RI and Kalapather are some highlights of the trek. Obviously the trek further moves through the landmarks of Everest region in the company of majestically soaring Himalayas. Gokyo is a hidden valley with gorgeous blue lakes in the lap of Himalaya. It has it's own reputed among the adventurous souls.

Many trekkers want to visit the Gokyo valley as a side trip during their Everest base camp trek. They feel their Everest trek incomplete if they don’t take Gokyo valley trails. Gokyo peak and the famous pass called Chola pass. The whole area is set apart with the abounding natural beauty of shimmering lakes. We can enjoy 360-degree panoramic views of four above 8000 meters massifs mountains. The other view of mountain ranges is awesome from the best viewpoint of the Everest region. We can see the close view from Kalapather but We can see the mountain more spectacular in Gokyo RI as well as Renjo la top than Kalapather. Due to this Magic Himalaya treks and expeditions introduce this Gokyo Everest base camp trek. It is for the people not to miss anything from this region of natural beauty.

Other treks Besides Gokyo Everest base camp trek

Everest base camp is the main trek in this region. Gokyo Everest base camp trek is also the best among others. The other trip is Everest high pass trek, Everest view trek. The Gokyo valley trek, Renjo la pass trek as well as Amadablam base camp trek are best ones too. Besides this trekking, it is also popular for island peak climbing as well as Lobuche peak climbing. Both peak climbing adds some thrilling adventure for travelers. Beginners who are interested in climbing can do these two peaks. We have an Amadablam expedition and the Pomari expedition for those who want to do something big before the Everest expedition.

Everest base camp Yoga trek, as well as Everest base camp helicopter tour, is very popular. Everest base camp luxury trek, as well as Everest luxury trek, are the best way to travel this area. All this trek is love as well as choose by people.

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Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel/ welcome dinner.
Day 02: A Day at Kathmandu for sightseeing and trek preparation.
Day 03: Early fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2640m)
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazar (3440m)
Day 05: Acclimatization day.
Day 06: Trek to Phortse Thanga (3600m)
Day 07: Trek to Machhermo (4410m)
Day 08: Trek to Gokyo (4750m)
Day 09: Hike to Gokyo Ri (4750m)
Day 10: Hike to Nyimagawa (5050m)
Day 11: Trek to Dzongla (4840m) passing Cho la pass (5420m)
Day 12: Trek to Lobuche (4910m)
Day 13: Trek to Everest base camp (5364m) and back to Gorakshep (5140m)
Day 14: Hike to Kalapather and trek down to Pheriche(4240m)
Day 15: Trek to Khumjung village (3780m)
Day 16: Trek to Phakding (2610m)
Day 17: Trek to Lukla(2840m)
Day 18: Fly to Kathmandu
Day 19: Day at leisure/farewell dinner.
Day 20: Final departure.

Itinerary

01

After your arrivals in the Kathmandu Tribhuvan international airport, you will be greeted by representatives from Magic Himalaya treks and expeditions. The representatives with your name board at the airport. You will be transferred to the hotel holy Himalaya or a similar category by our staff after finishing the custom formalities. After check in to the hotel and rest for while you will be introducing with your guide and he will help you with the preparation of trekking equipment. In the evening you will go for a welcome dinner with our team and enjoy dinner in Nepalese cultural music and dances.

02

Today after breakfast our tour guide with driver will pick you up from the hotel and take you to Kathmandu valley for sightseeing. You will do a sightseeing tour in Bouddhanath stupa, Swyambhunath, Pashupatinath, and Durbar square. After a half-day sightseeing tour, we will do the trip preparation and ready to start hiking the next day.

03

After breakfast, our guide will transfer you to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport in the early morning. With the finest views of Everest Himalayan ranges, we will land to the gateway destinations called Lukla (2840 m) where we will begin our trips. After reaching the tensing Hillary airport Lukla with 40 minutes flight above green hill surrounded by world high mountain peaks we will meet our remaining crew members and do some packing. After staying over there for a few minutes in prosperous village Lukla we will trek to Phakding. To have acclimatization we will hike around the village around. Stay Overnight stay at Phakding in Jorge garden or similar category hotel with full board provided.

04

Walking on the sides of Dudh Koshi River on the beautiful pine forests crossing many suspension bridges including the famous Hillary suspension bridge we will able to catch the wonderful prospect of the Mt. Thamserku (6618 m). Passing the Benker, Chumoa, and Monjo on the way, we will reach the entrance check post of Sagarmatha national park where your permits for trekking will be checked. After that, we pass Jorsale the last before Sherpa capital Namche Bazaar. The trails climb up through forests and bridges until we reach the meeting of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi River. After ascent about 2 hours, we will be able to see the first view of Mount Everest smiling peering over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. We will stop for the view in Chauteri for few minutes which could be a good rest in climbing up as well. After that, we still need to hike up about 1.5 hours to reach the Sherpa capital the gateway to MT EVEREST and the main trading center of this region. Stay overnight in a hotel Namche or a similar hotel on. Full board provided

05

This is the schedule followed by each and every trekkers as it is recommended by the health experts to have a rest day and necessary to stay active and moving in the rest day instead o sitting idle. On the rest day, we can hike to the Thame or in Khunde for relaxing and exploring the villages itself. Namche Bazaar is the main center of the Everest (Khumbu) region and has government offices, ATMs, internet café, shops, restaurants, a bakery, and colorful markets each Friday evening and Saturday. Our trek guides will take you to a tourist visitor’s center near the headquarter of the Sagarmatha national park where you can absorb things related to Everest ascenders, Sherpa culture and will also learn about various plants and animals. We also take an interesting side up to Khumjung village which can be best for acclimatize and we can found airs tap in Syangboche. Just a few minutes from there we can see the Everest view hotel where lots of foreigners and especially Japanese come to stay during their Everest helicopter tour. Along with a great view of Everest, Kongde, Thamserku, and Khumbila, we will visit Hillary school and come back to Namche village after lunch. Take a look at the movie called into thin air or similar Everest expedition’s movie in the guest house. Stay overnight in hotel Namche with full board provided.

06

Today after breakfast with our bag ready we will start our hike towards Phortse Tenga. On the way, we will be able to see the good panoramic view of the mountains like Everest, Amadablam and Thamserku in front of us. Passing a few Chortens and village we will reach Phortse Tenga where we will have our lunch and stay over there.

07

Today we will climb 810 m up to Machhermo from Phortse Tenga wem will pass few places like Dola, Kele, and Luza to reach there. During our walk, we will be able to view Tabauche and Choletsea. Attend altitude talk in Machhermo hospital at 3 o clock and stay overnight at Machhermo.

08

Today we will be going to the Gokyo valley. During our walk, we will pass three lakes known as 1st, 2nd, and 3rd lakes respectively. We are also able to see mountains like the Gokyo peak, Cho Oyu and many more. in the evening walk around the lake and go for watching glaciers. Stay in Gokyo.

09

Today in the morning we will go to Gokyo Ri for the sunrise and Himalayan panorama view. We can see Everest, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Lhotse, Lhotse Shar, and many other mountains rising in front of our eyes. Besides that, we can see a wonderful settlement of Gokyo on the side of a beautiful lake. Enjoy the surroundings.

10

Today we will visit the famous Nyimagawa glacier which is an outstanding place to visit. It has some spectacle Mountain View and has a nice walk. After come back we will have a relax day and look forward to the next day.

11

Today we will start our trek early passing the glaciers and Dragnag to reach the top of Chola pass. When we reach the top we can see Laubecha peak and some glaciers. From here we have to walk on ice for half-hour and trek down to Dzongla where we will have our lunch. From here we can see Amadablam, Choletsea , Nuptse and many mountains we will stay tonight in Dzongla.

12

Today we are having the easy day so star trek a bit late after breakfast. We will walk in between the Laubecha peak and Choletsa peak. We will see a spectacular view of Amadablam and many other mountains. after reaching to Labaucha in the evening we will walk to the Italian pyramid house or walk on a side of Khumbu glacier.

13

The trail to Gorekshep goes ahead through the lateral moraine of the Khumbu glaciers. We pass through the pyramid signpost. Ahead on the trail, we see the crest of north ridge of Everest along with mt. Pumori, Mahalangur, Lingtem, Khumbutse, Nuptse, etc. a small ascent would take us to Thangma Riju from where we perceive 360-degree vista of snowy mountains. Climbing steeply up to the top through the torrent of Changri glacier, we catch our first glimpse of Kalapatthar, a gray-green knoll beneath the Mt. Pumori. As we reach Gorek shap, we will be surrounded by snow-capped mountains looming all around us including the top of the world Mount Everest. After a brief lunch and rest, we take the trail to Everest base camp through the once past Gorekshep lake. Continuing straight ahead, we come through the Indian army mountaineers memorials. As we reach Everest base camp we cannot stop ourselves from appreciating the Everest climbers those take hazardous route through the Khumbu icefall. In the spring we can see mountaineer's tents stand out in bright colors against all the dull gray surroundings around. Nuptse, Khunbuste, and Pumori are the mountains we can view from base camp. Actually Everest cannot be seen from the base camp properly, for that we need to wait the next day morning to up the Kalapatthar hill or those who interest to go Kalapatthar on the same day can go with our guide or Sherpa. Overnight stay in the local guesthouse at Gorekshap and full board provided.

14

Today is the climax of our trip. We start early in the morning to catch the dramatic views from Kalapatthar witnessing the first light of the day shining on Mount Everest. However, we need to get prepared for an early morning, dark and cold temperature (-10 to -14 c) departure beforehand. We can see familiar Peaks like Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse tower to the east even as begins reveal itself emerging between the west shoulder crest and Nuptse. When climbing the Kalapatther we can pause to catch our breath at several places from where we can have an outstanding viewpoint to snap pictures of the highest mountain. After two hours of walking, we will be in the best viewpoint of the world called Kalapatther where we scramble to climb the rocky outcrop near to the summit marked by claims and prayer flags. As we reach the top, we will sit on the Kalapather rocks and our eyes taking in the unbelievable Himalayan panorama, wandering from one mighty massif to another. As we can take pictures of how much we can take and also take the inner view with our minds and eye to last lifetime. On being back to Gorekshep, we have breakfast and waits for those who have gone to Everest base camp. After they arrived back to the hotel take a descends back to the Pheriche for a good night rest in lower altitude. Stay in Himalayan hotel with Full board provided.

15

We will trek down through the hillside blanketed by rhododendrons and juniper trees. If its spring, pink and red rhododendrons flowers ablaze our surroundings. We may have our lunch in Tengboche or waits up to Phungi Tenga it depends on our hungriness. After crossing the prayer flags we need to walk up to the hill through jungles. When reaching the way of Khumjung village and way to Gokyo we will follow towards Khumjung village where we can see the stunning view of Amadablam, Thamserku, and many more.

16

The trails descend steeply downward by controlling the body. Having With a good view of the local’s villages and many flowers we will have an easy walk and enjoy the night in Phakding village. Overnight stay over there and full board provided.

17

Today we are having an easy day and just a walk of three hours and then stay overnight in Lukla for a next morning flight.

18

In the early morning after breakfast take a flight in the morning to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel and take rest. After some hours if you like you can go for the walk around the city. Or can take rest in the hotel. You may also visit the local markets and buy the Nepalese items gifts for your friends and family. In the evening you may visit the office. If someone has a flight on that day he will be transferred to the airport for departure.

19

Today we will discuss our long trip to Everest base camp. In the evening we will have a farewell dinner with groups.

20

It will be time to say bye from the mountainous country and is the end day of your trip to the Himalayas. About the three hours before your flight you will be taking off you will be taken to the airport for final departure. On the way back home you will have plenty of time to think about your trip to Everest base camp trek with Gokyo Valley with Magic Himalaya Treks and expeditions.


What's included?

  • Everest conservation permits.
  • Everest trekking map.
  • Full board plan (breakfast lunch, dinner) provided during the trekking.
  • Hotel on bed and breakfast plan during Kathmandu's stay.
  • An experienced license holder guide and required porters. (1 porter for two trekkers and there will be 1 assistant guide for more than six trekkers.)
  • International and domestic pick up/drop.
  • Medical kit box and required medicine for the trek.
  • Rounds tickets to Kathmandu-Lukla for trekkers, guides and assistant guides.
  • Trekking equipment like a down jacket, duffels bag will be provided.
  • TIMS Card (Trekker's information management system).
  • All necessary transportation during sightseeing.
  • Food, drinks, salary, equipment, insurance, transportation, accommodations and local tax for guides and porters.
  • All government tax and vat.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner with us.

What's not included?

  • Your travel insurance.
  • Your international flights and departure tax.
  • Any expenses of personal nature.
  • Tips for guide and porters.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Any kinds of bar bills (alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.)
  • Rescue operation in case of an emergency.

Departure dates

Group joining dates are not available. Please request for private trip.

Private trips are available on any date of your choice at any time of the year. Let us know about your preferred travel dates and we shall organize it as per your convenience. Get in touch with us via bellow contact us form.

Essential Information

How to plan and where to book Gokyo Everest base camp Trek?

Magic Himalaya Treks is a government licensed Trekking company in Nepal. You can see the legal documents from Nepal Government Here by clicking. We do the Gokyo Everest base camp trek adventure booking on following terms and conditions:

  1. Booking must be done 3 days earlier in advance.
  2. Free cancellation
  3. No down payment
  4. No deposit
  5. Accepts cash payment, Bank Transfer, Western Union, Money Gram or a credit card

Altitude Sickness during Gokyo Everest base camp Trek

Altitude sickness is the change arrives in the body due to the high elevations. The Altitude sickness may happen from lower elevations too. It all depends on the people. The decrease in atmospheric pressure makes people difficult in breathing. It happens due to less Oxygen. High altitude sickness happens above 3000 meters. The signs and symptoms of the altitude sickness are:

  1. Headache / Dizziness
  2. Nausea / Vomiting
  3. Tiredness / Fatigue and Delirious
  4. Sleepy but can’t sleep and Drunken Gait
  5. Loss of Appetite

Presentations for this sickness is to wear according to weather, drink and eat plenty, Walk slowly and climb high sleep low. Make sure you hydrate enough but avoid alcoholic drinks while on Everest high pass trekking.


Travel Insurance for Trekking

While trekking on elevations you need to have sufficiently protected travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, lost items, liabilities, injuries, and medical treatment. Before moving to the trek ensure the insurance covers all activities in the Himalayas. We advise buying the best insurance online because the Gokyo Everest base camp trek has a high risk of suffering from altitude sickness and may have some other injuries.


Charging the Electronic Items

Hydroelectricity or solar sources are used to charge electronic items on Gokyo Everest base camp trek. On lower trail electricity is available in all towns but when you reach a certain point electricity is not possible so there we will charge on solar energy. Due to solar power, you may not have lights on your room so it’s worth taking headlamp. The camera, iPhone, batteries, iPod, phone, etc are possible to charge on tea houses and cost money according to full charge system or per hour basis. It is better to have our own charging device.


Drinking water on Gokyo Everest base camp trek

The mineral water is available in each and every tea house, lodges, and lunch stops. The safe drinking mineral water is making on the Everest region which avoids taking from Kathmandu city. While you go on higher elevations the safe drinking water may not available everywhere. On high elevations, the water gets frozen and hard to drink unless you mix it with hot or other normal water. Drinking frozen water will make you sick too. It was always better to have hot water in your bottle which makes you warm as well as save the environment from plastic bottles. Water Purification tablets, as well as pills, are ways to have safe drinking water. You can fill water from the kitchen with the help of a guide and get safe drinking water after using the medicine on it. This is very effective on high passes because you don’t have to carry many water bottles.


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