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Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake Trekking

Trek to Everest base camp and Gokyo Lake traverses through the most dramatic and exciting trekking routes in Khumbu region linking to the highly demanding high crossing passes of four destinations over 5000 meters: Gokyo RI (5,357m), Cho La pass (5,367m), Kalapatthar (5,550m), and Everest base camp (5,364m), along with a visit to the pristine blue Gokyo Lakes, the largest Ngojumba glacier, and the sparkling Khumbu ice fall and glacier – the world’s deepest glacier. Travelling in the daunting base of Everest to leave footprints is great, challenging, however, the thrill of being so close to the highest mountain on earth is a matter of pride, earning a huge rewarding sense of achievement which is an ultimate dream holiday for trekkers to accomplish once in a life time. The scenery grandeur, standing on the lap of the tallest mountain Everest is marvelous with a backdrop of other shimmering snow-covered mountains of Lhotse, Cho-Oyu and Makalu – four of the eight highest mountains on the planet.

This is one of the popular trekking routes in Everest ever since Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary conquered first on the summit of Mount Everest in 1953 that go up through a remote high altitude pass with captivating scenery, the rhododendron forest to yak herders, villages of Sherpa people, culture, ancient monasteries, suspension bridges and enriching wild flora and fauna.

The trek begins with a short mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla – to start officially hiking in the Everest region. Trek heads towards the Dudhkoshi river valley upstream up to Namche Bazaar through the villages of Sherpa and green forest of pine and fir on the route. Namche, the bustling Bazaar in the Khumbu region is worth staying an extra day for proper acclimatization that provides an opportunity to explore the surrounding highlights. From Namche, we enter into the hiding valley following the less flattened and gradually high altitude trial of Dole and Machhemro. Travelling around the Gokyo RI offers the majestic surrounding mountain view. Crossing Cho la Pass at an elevation of 5420 m, then the trek passes through the more rugged trail; we walk along the alpine scenery above the Khumbu glacier moraines and the Gorak Shep. We visit the Everest Base camp through the footpath of beautiful Khumbu Glacier and Icefall – the dream come true. We climb up the highest point of the trek at Kalapatthar to observe the clear views of the Himalayas – an experience to be remembered forever. We descend down via different trekking routes discovering many interesting places to complete the trek package upon arrival at Lukla.

At the end, It is one of the best trekking routes in the Everest region for exploring the splendid Himalayan through the stunning Cho La Pass connecting to the fabulous Gokyo Lakes with glorious Khumbu valley reaching to Everest Base camp and Kalapatthar that ensures truly a different adventure trip experience in Nepal Himalaya. 17 days itinerary for Everest base camp and Gokyo trekking is the most popular trek package in Everest region that visits almost all attraction places in a more relaxed manner, perfect for normal physical condition and beginner trekkers.


Day 1 : Arrival to Kathmandu (Trinhuvan International Airport-TIA) (1,350m/4,450ft), transfer to hotel.

Day 2 : Flght to Lukla(2850 m/9,350 ft) 35 minutes, trek to Phakding (2,650 m / 8,690 ft) – 3 hrs

Day 3 : Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m/11,285 ft) – 6 hrs

Day 4 : Rest Day to Enjoy and Acclimatize at Namche Bazaar

Day 5 : Trek to Dole(4,045 m / 13,270 ft) – 5 Hours

Day 6 : Trek to Machhermo (4,400 m/ 14,450 ft)– 5-6 hrs

Day 7 : Trek to Gokyo (4,750m /15,584 ft)– 4 hrs

Day 8 : Rest Day to Enjoy and Acclimatize at Gokyo

Day 9 : Trek to Thangnak (4,695m / 15,400ft)-5 hrs

Day 10 : Trek to Dzongla (4,855 m / 15,930 ft) by traversing the Cho La Pass (5420m / 17,783 ft) – 6-7 hrs

Day 11 : Trek to Lobuche (4,930 m / 16,175 ft)- 4 Hours

Day 12 : Trek to Everest Base Camp and back to GorakShep (5,185 m / 17,010 ft)- 6-8 Hours

Day 13 : Hike to Kala Patthar viewpoint and then Trek GorakShep to Pheriche(4,250m / 13,945 feet) –5 hrs

Day 14 : Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m/11,285 ft) – 6-7 hrs

Day 15 : Trek to Lukla (2850 m/9,350 ft) – 6-7 hrs

Day 16 : Fly to Kathmandu

Day 17 : Transfer to Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) for your international departure

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Food: Included
Transfer: Included
Country: Nepal
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Airport: Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu,Nepal.
Registered Member of Tourism board of: 1495
Testimonials (Website,TripAdvisor, etc.): Yes
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Experience Level: Moderate
Tour operator name: Paul Gurung
Min group size: 2
Max group size: 12
Duration: 17
Provided Accommodation: Tent and Hostel/Hotel
Included in service: All airport and hotel transfer with private transportation. Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight and airport departure taxes. Tea House/ Lodge accommodation including meals Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during trek. Government License holder Discovery World Trekking experienced and qualified trek leader (guide), assistant trekking guide, (8 or above trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and porter to help trekkers luggage (2 trekkers: 1porter). Coverage of guides and porters meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation, flight and other necessary equipment. Sagarmatha National Park entry fee. Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card fee. Medical kit. Arrangement of Sleeping bags and Down Jacket for the Trek. Catering extra dietary requirements All Government and Local Taxes. Assistance in arranging rescue operation in case of complicated health condition (funded by travel insurance). Discovery World Trekking’s appreciation of certificate after over the successfully trek. Farewell dinner.
Not included in Service: International Flight. Excess baggage charges. Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu. Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival, late departure, early return from trekking (because of any reason) prior to the plan scheduled itinerary. Personal nature of expenses such as laundry, telephone call, battery recharge, shopping, laundry, extra porters, beverages etc. Personal clothing and gear. Travel insurance. Tips for guide and porters. Additional costs or delays caused by management out of control like landscape, bad weather condition, in case of itinerary modification with a view to safety concern, illness, change of government policy, political instability raises strike, moment etc.
Equipment to bring: Equipment list for Everest Base Camp Trekking It is recommended to consider following list of clothing and accessories equipments while packing for Everest base camp trekking. These are just a reminder and essential to have list of these equipment items prepared by focusing on comfort, convenience and enjoyable of your holiday. We understand that you may have your own personal preference for clothing which may be equally as suitable. We never recommend to our clients to bring over equipments which are unnecessary for the trek. Porter help carrying luggage has weight limit and not allow over 20 kg in trek. These equipments are also available in Kathmandu for buying or hiring. Head Sun hat or scarf Winter hat or insulating hat or Wide brimmed hat Headlight with extra batteries Face Sunscreen Sunglass with UV protection Face/body wipes Hands Light weight gloves Heavy weight winter gloves Body Hiking shirts Long sleeved shirt Hooded rain jacket Fleece jacket Light weight cotton pants T- Shirt (bring Light weight wool) Polypropylene underwear Down jacket (available in rent in Kathmandu) Sweater Water proof jacket and pants Foot wear Hiking Boots Thick wool socks (Take an extra pairs of thick light socks) Essential gear Backpack or daypack (Size depends on whether you take porter or not). Thermal bottle Water purification Trekking pole Sleeping bag (-15 bag is best in the high altitude trek) Toiletries (toilet papers, tooth paste, tooth brush) Toiletries Medium size drying towel Tooth brush Tooth paste Deodorant floss Bio degradable bar soap Nail clippers Small mirror Personal accessories Money
Guaranteed departure dates: Regular departure during the Spring and Autumn
Remarks: The Gokyo via Everest Base Camp trek includes fixed departure dates from Kathmandu and can be tailored to accommodate your specific requests and schedule. Please review our designated departure dates for this trek and if they do not suit your time frame, then let us know how we can arrange a trek that is convenient for you. The itinerary listed above is a general guideline; please be advised that it might be necessary to modify it due to external factors beyond our means including and not limited to the following: unstable weather, accessibility and availability of lodging and campsites, unforeseen governmental, trail and ecological conditions and other circumstances beyond our control. Although, it is improbable that changes will occur that would significantly alter the original itinerary, we cannot be held accountable for the results of delays or changes beyond our control. In the event of an Itinerary adjustment or need to redirect to other trails and areas, the Lead Guide will ultimately make the final choice on the best rerouting after consulting with the group members and keeping in mind the interests of the party as a whole. If an alteration is necessary, then we will certainly do everything we can to diminish the effects
Terms and Conditions: To book trek, 10 % non-refundable of total trip cost along with following necessary documents in advance is required at the time of booking. The due amount can be payable upon arrival in Nepal. One passport photo copy  3 passport size photos  Insurance policy copy (coverage of the Rescue and Evacuation policy) including their details contact information (Policy number, contact/ Phone number )  Flight details You can proceed the transferring process in below mentioned address. BANK PAYMENT DETAILS USD (Dollar Account) Beneficiary Bank: HIMALAYAN BANK LTD. Bank Address: Tridevi Marg, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal Telex No.: 2789 HIBA NP SWIFT Code: HIMANPKA Beneficiary Name: Discovery World Trekking Pvt. Ltd. USD Account No: 01904337210015 OR Western union Money Transfer Name: Fal (Paul) Bahadur Gurung (Founder of Discovery World Trekking) Citizenship Number: 1/1179 Or Identity License Number: 2565174 Address: Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal. Office number: 01-4258945 Cell number: 977-9840055491
Listing created Jul 30, 2016

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