Gokyo Lake and Everest Circuit Trek- 18 Days



Trip overview
Primary Activity: Heritage tour, thrilling flight, walking in mountain trail, observe lifestyle, culture and cross exciting passes
Duration : 18 Days Trip Code : HNGET018
Trip Grade : Strenuous Max-Altitude : 5550 m/18315 ft.
Meals : All meals during trek Accomodation : Hotel/Mountain lodge
Group Size : Min:2, Max: 10+ Transportation Flights/Private Vehicles
Trip Start : Kathmandu Trip End : Kathmandu
Route : KTM-Lukla-Namche-Gokyo-Chola-Lobuche-EBC-Kalapattar-KTM
Departure Dates
Best Season : Spring (March, April, May, early June) & Autumn (September, October, November, early December)
Trip Notes / Guideline on Itinerary: Price offered is full inclusive and it is quoted in USD. Trip will only starts when you will arrive to Kathmandu International Airport. The given itinerary is just a standard itinerary and could be customized on request.

Description


The alternate trail that takes you to Everest Base Camp & Kalapattar, Gokyo Everest Base Camp Trek has lot more to offer.

Gokyo Everest Base Camp Trek is probably the most challenging and intriguing trekking adventure in Khumbu that comprises scores of natural and cultural delights of Khumbu & Gokyo Valley. The trek of course highlights all the major highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek. Plus the highlights of Gokyo Valley that include turquoise lakes of Gokyo, Gokyo Ri & most importantly crossing over Cho La Pass are additional highlights.

Needless to say, the floral & faunal biodiversity of Sagarmatha National Park, the matchless views of Himalayan giants including Everest, incredibly authentic Sherpa culture & Tibetan Buddhism at its best and highland monasteries are the obvious highlights of the trek.

Fun blended with extreme walking thrill is the prime aspect of the trek, which is well designed for proper acclimatization. Our guides ready to cater exceptionally wonderful services with their outstanding PR with locals will undoubted make this trip of yours an unforgettable trip of a lifetime.

In addition, if you wish to explore Everest region in short days, then then you could join our Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek or Everest Base Camp Trek-16 Days which also offer an opportunity to enjoy its natural beauties, enhance cultural experiences. If you want to add day/s climbing experience while trekking in Gokyo Valley and EBC Trek, you may join our Island Peak.

If you are not satisfied with this itinerary or if you want to customize this package in your timeline or budget, then you could contact us, or email to info@hikingnepal.com

  • Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu, transfer to hotel (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: Dinner)
  • Day 02: Cultural tour of UNESCO Heritage site (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: Breakfast)
  • Day 03: Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (Altitude: 2840/ 9372 ft. Phakding: 2610 m/8613 ft. Flight: 30 minutes Trek: 3/4 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 04: Trek to Namche (Altitude; 3440 m/11352 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 05: Rest day at Namche for acclimatization (Altitude; 3440 m/11352 ft. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 06: Trek Namche Bazaar to Phortse Tanga (Altitude: 3,680m/ 12145 ft. Trek: 5-6 hours Meal: BLD)
  • Day 07: Trek Phortse Thanga to Machhermo (Altitude: 4,470 m/14750 ft. Trek: 4-5 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 08: Trek Machhermo to Gokyo (Altitude: 4,800 m/15840 ft. Trek: 4-5 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 09: Gokyo Valley: Acclimatization Day - Optional Hike to 5th Lake (Altitude: 5000 m/33000 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 10: Trek Gokyo to Tragnang (Altitude: 4700 m/15510 ft. Trek: 4/5 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 11: Trek Thagnak to Cho La pass to Dzongla (Altitude: Cho-la pass: 5330 m/17589 ft. Dzongla: 4830 m/15939 ft. Trek: 6/7 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 12: Trek Dzongla to Gorekshep; evening hike to Kalapatthar (Altitude: Kalapatthar: 5550 m/18315 ft. Gorakshep: 5140 m/16960 ft. Trek: 6/7 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 13: Trek to Everest Base Camp 5357m and back to Lobuche (Altitude: EBC: 5357m/17678 ft. Lobuche: 4910 m/16203 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 14: Trek to Pangboche (Altitude: 3930 m/12970 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 15: Trek to down to Namche (Altitude: 3440 m/11352 ft. Trek: 4/5 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 16: Trek down to Lukla (Altitude: 2840/ 9372 ft. Trek: 4/5 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 17: Fly to Kathmandu (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Flight: 30 minutes Meal: B/D)
  • Day 18: Departure Day (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: B)

Trip Photos and Videos


Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu, transfer to hotel (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: Dinner)

On your arrival in Kathmandu International Airport, one of our representative will pick up you and escort you to the hotel as well as help you to check-in at hotel. After your refreshment, you will be briefed about the next day trip. In the evening, we, the Hiking Nepal will offer you a welcome dinner introducing Nepalese cuisine and culture.


Day 02: Cultural tour of UNESCO Heritage site (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: Breakfast)

After your delightful breakfast, you will be introduced with guide and takes you to UNESCO Heritages sites of the valley where you will observe living heritage of Medieval Nepal - Witness the biggest Hindu temple of Nepal, Pashupatinath and capture the sacred moments of Hindu death ritual at Aryaghat in Pashupatinath. Walk to the largest Buddhist stupa of the country, Boudhanath which was a major stopover for traders traveling to highland Tibet from India and vice-versa centuries back. Stroll the lively streets of Kathmandu Old Market Asan to Kathmandu Durbar Square and visit the home of The Living Goddess Kumari, Nepalese style of Architecture as well as astonishing wooden carving.  


Day 03: Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (Altitude: 2840/ 9372 ft. Phakding: 2610 m/8613 ft. Flight: 30 minutes Trek: 3/4 hrs. Meal: BLD)

On a clear bright morning, you will fly over the snowcapped mountains to one of the most electrifying high altitude airports, Lukla at an altitude 2900 m. Your guides and porters will accompany you here for the trek. Hence, the trekking adventure kicks off. Beginning the trek, you will slide down almost 500 meters to Dudh Koshi River. Then, the trek winds along the trial beside the River towards Phakding. Passing several mani-walls and boulders engraved with Buddhist prayers, you will arrive at Phakding where you will spend your first night of your trek.


Day 04: Trek to Namche (Altitude; 3440 m/11352 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)

The trek chases the northern trial up the Dudh Kosi valley to Monjo. At Monjo the trek officially enters Sagarmatha National Park where you have to issue Sagarmatha National Park Permit Card. Continuing the trial along the steep uphill climb while savoring the first glimpse of Everest, you will arrive at the hub of Sherpa- Namche Bazaar.


Day 05: Rest day at Namche for acclimatization (Altitude; 3440 m/11352 ft. Meal: BLD)

It is a day to acclimatize you with higher elevation. On this day, you can go for a short hike to Khumjung, a beautiful settlement of Hospitable Sherpas. OR, you can roam around the Namche that offers Internet Cafes, restaurants, ATMs, and colorful markets. Even, you can enjoy the traditional living of mountain dwellers that is getting complimentary by the awe-inspiring surrounding and high altitude flora/fauna.


Day 06: Trek Namche Bazaar to Phortse Tanga (Altitude: 3,680m/ 12145 ft. Trek: 5-6 hours Meal: BLD)

Today, you will climb the Khumjung hill and descend to the east of the village down the broad valley leading to the Dudh Koshi from where the route turns north. Treading to the ridge top that stretches down from Mt. Khumbila, which is manifested by a beautiful “Chorten”, you will begin to explore Mohang. It is the birth place of the reincarnated revered monk of Rongbuk Monastery of Tibet, who has flourish Tibetan Buddhism in Khumbu and neighboring regions.  Beyond, Mohang, you will slide down along the series sheer switchbacks on sandy slope to Dush Koshi Riverbed. Phortse Tanga is a small village that lies at the riverside.