Highlights

  • Visit UNESCO listed World Heritage Sites: Swaymbhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, & Bhaktapur Durbar Square.
  • Witness world's highest mountain Mt.Everest.
  • Experience world’s best airstrip—Lukla.
  • Beautiful turquoise lake in the Gokyo Valley.
  • Experience the breathtaking view of Everest from the outstanding viewpoint Gokyo Ri & Kalapathar.
  • Visit the largest monastery in Khumbu region ‘Tengboche Monastery.
  • Lifetime experience with the breathtaking views of Mt. Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Nuptse, Amadablam, and Pumori.

About Everest Gokyo Lake Trek

Gokyo Valley Trek strikes every tourist's mind when they feel like experiencing the in-depth beauty of nature. Gokyo Valley is situated in the Solukhumbu district of Nepal. The entire valley is guarded by Sagarmatha National Park which is listed as World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

To the western part of Ngozumpa Glacier lies Gokyo Peak. It is called Gokyo Ri by native people here. It is the largest glacier in the entire Himalayas.

Every view that you get from Gokyo Ri is so precious that you like to treasure each and every moment spent here. The beauty of natural white walls and my love for it begins more intensely after experiencing Gokyo Valley Trek.

Everest Base Camp And Gokyo Lakes Trek

For your satisfaction, Regulus assigns the best guide for Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes trek who has in-depth knowledge of the Gokyo area as well as is also rich in local knowledge about the mountains & culture of Sherpas. It is a kind of a complete trek from where you will get the real picture of Nepal from the mountain aspect. The other part of the trek is that you will get a chance to witness the beautiful and silent lakes of this area. You feel as if the lakes were waiting for you for a long time back. The deep blue lake will immerse in you for the rest of your life, at least in memory.

The stone-carved small house is the specialty of Gokyo Village. The village is situated at the extremity of Gokyo Peak. Not mistaken, the settlement here is positioned at the uppermost altitude of the world.

Gokyo Valley

The center of attraction in Gokyo Valley is the Tengboche monastery. Four mountains ranging over 8,000m namely, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho Oyu, and Mt. Makalu are seen from Gokyo Ri which is enough to mesmerize the trekkers. 19 Lakes situated at an altitude of 4,700 to 5,000m is encompassed by Gokyo Lake. Tonka is the largest lake among these 19 lakes.

Best Time To Trek Gokyo Lakes 

The best time to trek Everest base camp with Gokyo Lake is from late May to mid-September. September through November, as well as February through May. In this month the weather is good with good visibility. The Base Camp temperatures reach about -6°C during these periods. Trekkers encounter groups of climbers who are preparing for their summit attempts if you trek to Everest base camp with Gokyo Lake in late April or early May, The temperatures in this area n between late November and February is around -15°C extremely cold. during the day and even colder at night.  

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

On the very first day of your arrival, you will be received by a representative of Regulus and he will transfer you to the hotel. If you are not exhausted by your journey then you can roam around Thamel and have mini refreshment. 

    From the second day of your arrival starts our trip mission. Today you visit Kathmandu, also known as a city of temples with our guide. Basically, there are four major touring sites in Kathmandu. They are Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, SwoyamAbhunath Stupa and Bouddhanath Stupa. And the main part is these all four sites are listed in the World Heritage Site by UNESCO. You will be introduced to your guide by Regulus. You can have a good conversation with him regarding the upcoming trip. You can enjoy the nightlife of Thamel which completely depends on your wish. Overnight in Thamel.

      We head towards Tribhuvan Domestic Airport in the dawn to catch our flight for Lukla. The air journey is about 30 minutes which seems short but very exciting. During your flight, you can observe the beauty of the mountains, hills, greenery and lakes. Just after landing in Lukla our trek begins for Phakding. Our guide will summarize you about the trip and we will take a porter with us. Travelling with nature we arrive at Phakding where our day ends for today.

        Today is a day to have a rest. Just because it is a day of acclimatization we do not stay quiet. We will come across to know the culture of Namche by exploring various places here. This day is necessary in order to adjust your body temperature so that you don’t fall sick during your trekking period. Today we will even visit Sagarmatha National Park.

          Walk from Namche to Khumjung is lovely. Passing through beautiful villages takes us to Dudh Koshi River. The scene of Nupla and Kwangde Himal, and the gorgeousness of Mt. Nuptse will attract almost every trekker. We still walk towards Khunjung valley allocating small Sherpa village. This village has no any aroma of modern developments. Life among people here is very tough but they still manage to live a decent life with a beautiful smile. Here, your taste buds will get some chance to try tasty Riki Kur, which is a potato fritter augmented with Yak butter.

            Today we will walk downwards to reach Dudh Koshi River. We travel to northern part following Gokyo trail. Moving forward we reach Chorten. We descend further and arrive at Phortse Drengka.

              We climb vertically up today. We reach at a certain place called Kharka where Sherpa take their yaks to graze in mass. To reach Dole we pass through Tongba and Gyele. We will be spending our night at Dole. There are a few local hotels there. The beauty of Khumbila and Twachee is awe-inspiring.

                We follow the trail towards Luza and Lambara which is steep. We will come across various Kharkas on the way. Climbing for some hours, passing through the river, we come to Machherma. Overnight in Machherma.

                  Today as usual we trail upward witnessing the gorgeous view of Kantega and Cho Oyu. Crossing through Pangka and a river bank we climb up to Ngozumpa Glacier. Few hours further leads us to Gokyo. Overnight in Gokyo.

                    We will climb Gokyo peak today which is two hours climb. The scene of entire Gokyo Region looks amazing from here. Even the classic beauty of Cho Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Twachee and Cholatse is clearly visible. If your stamina is fit then you can trek to Ngozumpa Lake.

                      Now we pass Chola. Even though it is not a difficult trail but you should be extremely careful while passing Cho La. Trekking gears and other trekking equipment are so important in this region. We halt at Dzongla for tonight.

                        To reach Lobuche we travel through the glacier. During our walk we can have glorifying view of Kalapatthar and Pumori. Overnight in Lobuche.

                          Now comes the day where your trekking challenges you & brings to your dream destination. We move forward through Lobuche together with Khumbu Glacier. Walking through the stone paved way we arrive at Gorakshep to where we will spend our night. Taking some rest and unpacking our bags at Gorakshep, we head towards Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar which is at distance of 2 hours from here. The marvellous view of Kalapathhar leaves you stunned. We will roam around the base camp and look at its overall beauty. Again we move down towards Gorakshep. Overnight in Gorakshep.

                            Today we follow the trail towards Phulung Karpo. It is an easy trail compared to other. Now we move forward towards Pheriche. It is also a tiny village with small settlement. Overnight in Pheriche.

                              Today we move ahead to Orsho. The track will lead us to Lower Pangboche and somehow down to Deboche. Now we cross Phunkitenga. Our trail continues by moving towards Trashinga by crossing Dudh Koshi. After having a lunch at Shanasa we head towards Namche.

                                Crossing Bhote Koshi River and tracking the route To Jorsale we finally arrive at Monjo. We will leave Monjo by noon and walk downwards along Dudh Koshi River. We lastly arrive at Lukla. Overnight in Lukla.

                                  Today is a day to get back to Kathmandu. We will catch a flight from Lukla. The air distance is about half an hour and you reach Kathmandu enjoying your glorious journey. You can even enjoy in Kathmandu for some time and roam around. In the evening the staff of Regulus will offer you a farewell dinner for successfully completing your trip.

                                    Finally, your Gokyo Valley Trek ends here. A representative of Regulus will drop you to the airport a few hours before your booked flight. See you again!

                                      What to Expect

                                      • 20 days of adventure ,16 of which includes 3 meals a day ( B L D ) on mountain while trekking in a basic lodge/hotel.  
                                      • 3 nights of accommodation in Kathmandu.(BB plan). 
                                      • Hot drinks (Tea / Coffee).
                                      • An experienced, licensed, English speaking guide for sightseeing in Kathmandu.
                                      • A government registered trekking guide (English speaking with license) & a local porter (1 porter with 2 trekkers).
                                      • Fooding, lodging ,Salaries & insurance of  the staffs.
                                      • Both way domestic flight (Ktm-Lukla-Ktm).
                                      • Transportation fees during ground-travel (airport pick up & drop).
                                      • Government-trained guides and required porters with their insurance, salary and meals.
                                      • Government taxes, entry fees and TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) permit & 
                                      • All applicable fees.
                                      • One cultural show and farewell dinner.
                                      • Trip Completion Certificate.
                                      • First Aid Kit.            
                                      • International flights.
                                      • Nepal entry visa.
                                      • Travel Insurance.
                                      • Airport departure tax.
                                      • Entrance fees to monuments.
                                      • Extra showers, Battery recharge costs, laundry, etc.
                                      • Personal clothing and gears.
                                      • Food in Kathmandu ( also if earlier return to Kathmandu from Mountains due to any reason  than the scheduled Itinerary).
                                      • Unforeseen cost due to flight cancellation, weather conditions etc.
                                      • Tips to guide and porter.
                                      • Cancellation fees, if any from your side.
                                      • Hot shower.
                                      • Boiled water.
                                      • Wi -Fi.
                                      • Costs raised by conditions that are not under our control such as landslides, weather conditions, political unrest, illness, etc.

                                      Useful Information

                                      •  In case of weather conditions leading to cancellations or delays in flights, this trip will operate on an alternate itinerary.

                                      • We advise you to prepare for a few extra days in Kathmandu at the end of your trip should your return flights from Lukla be delayed due to weather conditions.

                                       

                                      FAQs

                                      How difficult is the EBC Gokyo trek?

                                      Everest Base camp Gokyo trek is moderately difficult where you need physically and mentally prepared. It needs the energy to walk for 5-6 hrs daily. With good gear and guidance you can do this trek.

                                      What is the Maximum height of EBC Gokyo Trek?

                                      To reach the maximum height you have to do a one-day sight tour to the View Point of Kalapatthar with an elevation of 5545m.

                                      Is it possible to do a private trek?

                                      Yes, it is possible to do the private trek as well as join treks in the Everest region.

                                      When is the best time to do the trek?

                                      The best time to do the EBC Gokyo trek is in Spring and in Autumn

                                      What is the temperature in October and April?

                                      The average daytime temperature in April is about 15 to 1 degree centigrade and a few degrees lower in October and during the night -5 to -10 degrees.

                                      Which permits are needed for this trek?

                                      Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit and Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit

                                      What is the accommodation type?

                                      The accommodation is mostly teahouse and lodges which is clean and neat with local toilets.

                                      Can you see Everest?

                                      It is possible to See 8848m world's highest mountain Mt. Everest including Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu from Kalapathar and from Gokyo Ri.