Gokyo - Everest Basecamp Trek

Trip Highlights

  • Sightseeing in the World Heritage Sites
  • Scenic flight to and from Lukla
  • Impressive views of the Khumbu Icefall
  • Gokyo Valley, Gokyo Lake and Gokyo Ri
  • Climbing Kala Patthar at the elevation of 5,555 m
  • Everest Base Camp and walking on the Khumbu glacier
  • Visiting the Tengboche Monastery
  • Get acquainted with the mountain people in the heart of Himalayas
  • Namche Bazar, Traditional Market and Sherpa Cultural Museum
  • Sagarmatha National Park and its alpine species of flora and faunas

Gokyo- Everest Basecamp Trek gives you the grand tour of the famous Khumbu area. This is a strenuous trek leading to Gokyo Lake and over the Cho La Pass at 5330m leading into the Khumbu valley above Lobuche. The trail continues up to Kalapattar and then back to Lukla via Tengboche and Namche Bazaar.

With eight of the world’s ten highest peaks, Nepal is loaded with spectacular mountain vistas. Trekking in the Everest area is an awesome experience, not only for its proximity to the world’s highest mountain but also for its friendly Sherpa people, picturesque villages, great variety of cultures and traditions, colorful festivals and monasteries. The flora and fauna are other ornaments of the Sagarmatha National Park. The story of the Yeti is still a mystery and the legend lives on in the Khumbu. 

We negin our Gokyo- Everest Base Camp Trek from Lukla after a short and scenic flight from Kathmandu airport. We meet our team and trek to Phakding. Trekking via lush rhododendron slowly takes us into Sagarmatha National Park. We experience alpine flora and faunas during our trek via Sagarmatha National Park. We pass Machhermo and other traditional settlemnets and arrive at mesmerizing Gokyo valley with serene freshwater lakes and mountains. A climb to Gokyo Ri offers us breathtaking mountain giants in Khumbu region. Next, we cross Chola Pass, one of the hoghest passes in the world and arrive at Gorekhshep. Kalapatthar and Everest Base Camp are two major vantage points to capture astonishing mountain views. 

Strenuous trekking continuously rewards with dramatic Himalayan scenes, including four of the world's eight highest peaks: Cho Oyu (8201m), Makalu (8463m), Lhotse (8516 m) and Everest (8850m). Breathtaking mountain vistas are complemented by visits to Sherpa villages, homes and monasteries offering you an insight into the quiet but, culturally vibrant Sherpa way of life. 

Trip Facts

  • Trip CodeLHN08
  • Duration19 Days
  • Pricefrom US$2399 / person
  • GradeModerate
  • DestinationNepal
  • Min Pax02-15 pax
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Outline Itinerary

01 Days Arrival in Kathmandu airport and Pre-trip meeting.

After arriving in Kathmandu, a representative from Luxury Holidays Nepal will pick up from the airport and take to your hotel. In the afternoon, you may take a rest or visit Luxury Holidays Nepal’s office. At evening, we host a pre-trip meeting at your hotel in Kathmandu and introduce your tour and trekking guide. Please seek this opportunity to ask questions about your trip. This includes a final briefing and preparations for the trip. For the meeting, please make sure you bring your passport, two copies of passport-size photos, and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. During the meeting, please clear the due balance, if any. Please inform us in advance if you will be arriving late and therefore are unable to attend the pre-trip meeting. After the pre-trip meeting, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Luxury Holidays Nepal. For dinner, you will be served authentic Nepalese cuisine, which will introduce you to the country’s food culture. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation: Hotel Mulberry
  • Max. Altitude: 1300 m / 4265 ft
  • Meals: Welcome Dinner Included

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What's Included

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 4-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (Hotel Mulberry or Similar category) for four nights in twin sharing bed and breakfast basis
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks on the twin sharing basis.
  • All your standard Meals during the trek (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners).
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner with cultural program.
  • All ground transportation in a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs, including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag  (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Luxury Holidays Nepal’s trekking bag/duffel bag, T-shirt and trekking map.
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government taxes and official expenses.
  • International airfare (See the international flights page)
  • Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (See the Visa & Entry Procedure of Nepal page)
  • Travel insurance, which covers emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation (See the travel insurance page.)
  • Lunch and Dinner while you are in Kathmandu (Meal costs about 3 -7 dollars per item depending on the place where you eat).
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic Drinks.
  • City sightseeing and entrance fees
  • Hot Shower / Batteries charge / Heater during the Trek.
  • Tips for the guide, porter & driver. (Tipping is Expected).

Trip Map

Gokyo - Everest Basecamp Trek Trip Map

Cost included

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 4-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (Hotel Mulberry or Similar category) for four nights in twin sharing bed and breakfast basis
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks on the twin sharing basis.
  • All your standard Meals during the trek (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners).
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner with cultural program.
  • All ground transportation in a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs, including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag  (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Luxury Holidays Nepal’s trekking bag/duffel bag, T-shirt and trekking map.
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government taxes and official expenses.

Cost Exclude

  • International airfare (See the international flights page)
  • Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (See the Visa & Entry Procedure of Nepal page)
  • Travel insurance, which covers emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation (See the travel insurance page.)
  • Lunch and Dinner while you are in Kathmandu (Meal costs about 3 -7 dollars per item depending on the place where you eat).
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic Drinks.
  • City sightseeing and entrance fees
  • Hot Shower / Batteries charge / Heater during the Trek.
  • Tips for the guide, porter & driver. (Tipping is Expected).

Departure Detail

Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
16 June, 2019 04 July, 2019 USD $2399 Closed
02 July, 2019 20 July, 2019 USD $2399 Available
16 July, 2019 03 August, 2019 USD $2399 Available
02 August, 2019 20 August, 2019 USD $2399 Available
16 August, 2019 03 September, 2019 USD $2399 Available
02 September, 2019 20 September, 2019 USD $2399 Available
16 September, 2019 04 October, 2019 USD $2399 Available
02 October, 2019 20 October, 2019 USD $2399 Available
16 October, 2019 03 November, 2019 USD $2399 Available
02 November, 2019 20 November, 2019 USD $2399 Available
16 November, 2019 04 December, 2019 USD $2399 Available
02 December, 2019 20 December, 2019 USD $2399 Available
16 December, 2019 03 January, 2020 USD $2399 Available
02 January, 2020 20 January, 2020 USD $2399 Limited
16 January, 2020 03 February, 2020 USD $2399 Available
02 February, 2020 20 February, 2020 USD $2399 Available
16 February, 2020 05 March, 2020 USD $2399 Available
02 March, 2020 20 March, 2020 USD $2399 Available
16 March, 2020 03 April, 2020 USD $2399 Available
02 April, 2020 20 April, 2020 USD $2399 Available
16 April, 2020 04 May, 2020 USD $2399 Available
02 May, 2020 20 May, 2020 USD $2399 Available
16 May, 2020 03 June, 2020 USD $2399 Available
02 June, 2020 20 June, 2020 USD $2399 Available
16 June, 2020 04 July, 2020 USD $2399 Available
02 July, 2020 20 July, 2020 USD $2399 Available
16 July, 2020 03 August, 2020 USD $2399 Available
02 August, 2020 20 August, 2020 USD $2399 Available
16 August, 2020 03 September, 2020 USD $2399 Available
02 September, 2020 20 September, 2020 USD $2399 Available
16 September, 2020 04 October, 2020 USD $2399 Available
02 October, 2020 20 October, 2020 USD $2399 Available
16 October, 2020 03 November, 2020 USD $2399 Available
02 November, 2020 20 November, 2020 USD $2399 Available
16 November, 2020 04 December, 2020 USD $2399 Available
02 December, 2020 20 December, 2020 USD $2399 Available
16 December, 2020 03 January, 2021 USD $2399 Available

Read Reviews

Fantastic trek with an excellent teams by LHN Pvt. Ltd.

Fantastic trek with an excellent teams by LHN Pvt. Ltd.

Rating:  

We enjoyed this trek very much. We think what gave our experience that extra special was our trekking team we went with. Being learner trekker we felt that it was essential to go with a guide being our first time in Nepal. We chose Luxury Holidays Nepal after many emails back and forth with company’s owner Shishir. The attention to detail and local knowledge we gained from Shishir and his team was brilliant. We went to Gokyo Lakes and Everest Base Camp. The only very difficult point we found was going over to Cho La Pass. But, regardless of the difficult climb Cho La Pass we went was worth it and the view was breathtaking.

On our each and every day of trekking our guide took care of our accommodation at the guest houses, meals and anything else we wanted. Our guide and porters also looked out for our well being, monitoring for altitude sickness, which thankfully we didn’t suffer from. They ensured that we climbed slowly so we could adjust to the altitude.

Coming from Austria, we never had that experience of the absolute scale of the mountains. If any of you have this written down on your bucket list, then don’t waste any time in getting there, it is worth it. We very much enjoyed the country, but more importantly the Nepalese people, they really made our trip something special.

Rob Johnson, Austria

Outstanding customer service from Luxury Holidays

Outstanding customer service from Luxury Holidays

Rating:  

I am solo and budget travelers looking for mountain trek but I know it is not easy for me to find trekking company in Nepal. After internet research I found Luxury Holidays Nepal reliable and responsible trekking organizer in Nepal.  The Luxury Holidays team was extremely polite in their responses and answered all my questions and concerns. After few emails I had finalized my trek with them.

The Luxury Holidays Nepal’s guide Bishal was very friendly and has a helpful attitude. He was helping us efficiently with very friendly manner. He was caring and patently listened our questions and answer with a big smile.

My trek to Gokyo and Everest Base Camp Trek was so lovely Luxury Holidays Nepal and Bishal, our outstanding guidea and porters, made the trip enjoyable and easy. We didn’t need to worry about a thing and the communication with Luxury Holidays Nepal was great. I would highly recommend Luxury Holidays Nepal for any and all future treks!

Robert Johnson, Australia

“Gokyo Valley Trek”

“Gokyo Valley Trek”

Rating:  

My son and I did a trek up the Gokyo Valley and then crossed the Chola Pass before returning via the EBC trail. Out trip was amazing. A never to be forgotten 14 days. Ram the trip organizer was excellent and flexible in helping us organizing all the fine details and he responded as soon as we had queries. When we arrived in Kathmandu everything was organized as promised and we met our excellent guide and porter. Our guide Rajendra is very experienced and did everything he could to make out trek do-able and memorable. He knew just how fast to take us and we ended up doing all we set out to do with his guidance. He kept us happy with his stories and jokes and taught us heaps about the Nepalese culture. Acclimatization program was great and so the effects of high altitude were minimal. We managed to climb up Gokyo Ri under a full moon and see the sun rise behind Everest. Magic! Rajendra was very calm and showed us how to conserve energy and make the climb as easy as possible. The accommodation that was organized along the way was great and Rajendra was able to help us when we felt challenged and in need of rest or energy. Our porter was great and did a brilliant job. It was nice to learn about correct treatment of porters at the Macherma rescue center and good to know that Luxury Holidays Nepal treats their workers well. 
So it was a brilliant trek and would recommend Luxury Holidays Nepal to organize your trek. The Gokyo valley is particularly beautiful and well worth considering as an alternative to EBC.

Visited January 2016

Peter Foley, United Kingdom

Trekking Grade:
The Everest base camp trip is a fairly challenging journey. It is moderately long trekking which goes into the country's most elevated Mountain. So travelers require more energy and the trip is actually tiring which includes 5-8 hrs. (approx.) of walking per day on the rocky edges. It doesn't require previous experience, but you must be physically healthy and better if you do regular exercise. If you love walking at high altitude, then this trip is for you.

Food on the way (Journey):
Your breakfast included in Kathmandu and all meals during trekking. Travelers take their breakfast and dinner at the tea house where they stay and lunch is taken during the trail in the local lodge.

Accommodation
Luxury Holidays Nepal provides you 4 stars hotels in Kathmandu and Guesthouse/Lodge throughout the journey. Teahouse and lodge have the rooms with just the basics, normally with a bed, blanket and pillows. Some rooms have the electric lighting system and every teahouse/lodge has a capacious dining room and lounge. We will provide you and your group at the lodge which is locally available every day (In some places rooms cannot be booked in advance). If you want the luxury accommodation of 5 star in Kathmandu then contact us for cost detail.

Transportation on Journey: 
Luxury Holidays Nepal will offer you private luxury vehicle for airport transferal, sightseeing tour and flight from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu.

Luggage:
Throughout the trip of Mountain Trekking, your luggage is carried and moved by the porters. You should carry the water bottle, sunscreen, camera, spare jacket, etc. Your main luggage will be your trekking bag and you can carry a small lockable bag which will provide safety. You are provided with a free locker room in the hotel of Kathmandu. The weight allowance in domestic airlines of Nepal is up to 15kg and for more weight you have to pay US$1 per/kg depending on the area.

Group Leader during the journey: 
Luxury Holidays Nepal will facilitate you with the trained traveling guide in your group. There will be a single porter for a couple of people.

Payment of the Due Balance:
The rest amount of your trip can be paid in our office after your arrival or via online payment before your arrival in Nepal (Online payment). If you choose to settle your holiday balance by credit card a handling charge of 4% on the outstanding balance is made. There is no handling charge for payment by bank transfer.

Vouchers:
If you have purchased a voucher for the tour, please inform us which tour date suits you as soon as you are certain. We need time to purchase your domestic air ticket and make other arrangements so please confirm your spot on a tour at least 2 months prior to the commencement of the tour. Your booking on a particular tour date is subject to availability of spots. Also, please send us your redemption code and voucher number through this link (Voucher Redemption).

Visa:
You can get a visa in Kathmandu airport upon arrival for $25 USD (or equivalent in other major currencies) for a 15 days visa or $40 USD for a 30 days visa. Please bring 2 photos for the visa. Expect to have some waiting time in the queue for obtaining your visa. You can also get your visa prior to coming on the tour by contacting your closest Nepali embassy. (Nepal Visa Info)

Booking your international flight:
If you don't have a regular travel agent then you can check for international flight options at one of these sites.
makemytrip.comwww.kayak.comwww.vayama.com
They usually have good offers.
For more details: (See the international flights page)

When and where should you arrive?
Please book your international flight to arrive and depart from Kathmandu international airport. The tour starts with an orientation meeting at about 5 pm on the first night of the tour and ends on after the scheduled trip after the breakfast.

You will be received outside the Kathmandu international airport terminal by representatives holding a "Luxury Holidays Nepal" sign card and he will escort you to the Hotel. 
If you plan to arrive early or depart late, please make sure you make extra hotel arrangements by contacting at luxuryholidaysnepal@gmail.com
After you purchase your international air ticket, please contact us to give your flight details.

Currencies accepted in Nepal: 
Some major currencies (USD, AUD, and EURO) are accepted for both VISA and in general. There are plenty of ATM's in Kathmandu and credit cards are accepted in limited shops and many restaurants. Please note that only Nepali rupees are accepted on the trek.

Health Issues:
We advise you to visit your doctor at least 60 days earlier before beginning your journey to Everest Base Camp. Altitude sickness (AMS) is the main health issue. You may feel mild altitude sickness like nausea, lethargy, and headache but they will get less in a couple of days or. To be protected from (AMS) you can take Diamox pills or you can consult the doctor and use medicine as referred and purchase them from Kathmandu. For Your information, your traveling guide will also have pills for (AMS) and other basic medicine, but we suggest you carry your own medicine. We recommend you to take pills for diarrhea, cold, fever and nausea.

Insurance/Evacuation: 
We do not hope that there may arise any serious problem for you in your journey, but if you get caught by serious illness, then we will do our best to take you to the nearest hospital possible. But you will be responsible for all the expenses that take place in the evacuation process. So, it is good for you to have insurance which will cover your cost. Be Insured. (See the travel insurance page)

Trip Extensions/ Add on trips
If you like our service and you want to extend your trip, then we can further organize your trip to IndiaBhutan and Tibet. And other trekking and activities of Nepal like Annapurna trekLangtang TrekManaslu TrekBunjee JumpingRaftingPeak ClimbingTours, etc.

Tips:
A general rule of thumb for tipping is to USD 40 to USD 70 per Traveler, depending on the length of the trek. Porters do appreciate a personal tip, although it is not uncommon for the Guide and his Porters to pool the tips they have collected before splitting it amongst themselves, with the Guide is getting a little more for overseeing the welfare and safety of both the Travelers and Porters as a whole. That said, this is just a guide and you may tip however much you think is appropriate for the services rendered which made your trip a memorable one.

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Note:
1. Please note that often the Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight gets delayed by a few hours or may even be canceled for one, two, or more days due to unfavorable weather conditions. Such conditions may arise even in the best seasons. Hence, in such cases, you must be prepared for long waits either at Kathmandu or Lukla airports, as this can happen either at the start or end of the trek or even both! We will do our best to avoid such delays, and arrange the next flight for you. We also organize Helicopter rescue in such conditions, if it is available and upon request by our clients. The helicopter charges around USD 3500 and it can lift 4-5 persons per flight. Still, we suggest you to be prepared for possible delays/cancellations, and if possible to come with some extra days (1-2 days) at the end of the trip to accommodate such delays. If everything runs smoothly and you still have extra days then you may even engage yourself in optional activities which can be arranged by Luxury Holidays Nepal upon request. The optional activities may include visiting places/landmarks of your choice, adventure sports, shopping, etc.

In case the flight delay/cancellation happens at the start of the trip and it goes so long that it disturbs your onward travel schedule, you are free to choose an alternative trip such as a trek in the Annapurna, Langtang, or any other region. If you are not interested in the alternative trip and would rather wait for your original preferred trip, you are welcome to wait in Kathmandu for as many days as it takes to get a flight to Lukla. However, please note that there will be no refund if you lose time waiting at the airport and do not take an alternative tour or you only do a short trek later due to time limitation. If the cancellation happens before the trip, we will provide you accommodation and lunch in a guesthouse in Kathmandu. In case of the flight delay/cancellation after finishing of the trek, you will be responsible for all your expenses. Please also note that you will not be entitled to any refund for the services (such as hotel, transportation, flight, etc.) included in the package that you would not use later.

2. During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or other factors, which are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is however very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide what the best alternative is taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect.

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