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    Gokyo Lakes and Everest Base Camp Trek

    5.00/5 from 21 reviews

    At a Glance

    • Destination
      Nepal
    • Duration
      16 days
    • Trip Difficulty
      Difficult
    • Activities
      Tour and Trek
    • Accommodation
      3 star Standard Hotel in cities & Standard Guest House during the trekking
    • Meals
      BB on Kathmandu and Bed only during Trekking
    • Vehicle
      Private Luxury Tourist Vehicles and Aeroplane
    • Max. People
      20
    Gokyo Lakes and Everest Base Camp TrekMap
    • StartsKathmandu, Nepal
    • EndsKathmandu, Nepal

    About - Gokyo Lakes and Everest Base Camp Trek

    Trekking in the Everest Region is the full package of natural beauty, sherpa culture, Tibetan Buddhism, and many more. Imagine the feeling, when you are standing in between a stunning view of sky-dominating mountains and largely covered active mountain glaciers, nothing could have been more sensational than this. This region is an inspiration that will fill your life with joy and happiness. Escape from the hustle and bustle of the crowded city and make your way to the tranquility of the mountains.

    The 16 days of Everest Base Camp and Gokyo valley treks start with an adventurous flight in small aircraft to Lukla. We walk with an uphill climb along the pavement until we reach Phakding. Climbing steeply up along a stone paver staircase through the side of the forest, Dudhkoshi river, and a stirring suspension bridge, which will take you to the most advanced tourist town Namche Bazaar. From Namche to Dole, a small and beautiful village lies in the lap of big mountains and Machhermo village before the day to reach Gokyo village. The tranquility of Gokyo, a majestic 360-degree view of mountains, and the longest active mountain glacier, Ngozumpa. After crossing Chola Pass, take you to the beautiful villages of Lobuche and Gorakshep. The majestic view of sky-touching mountains like Everest, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu, and Makalu along the most iconic mountains in the Khumbu region Mt. Ama Dablam and many more beautiful mountains. Another 360-degree panoramic mountain view from the Kala Patthar summit is the most spectacular experience that you have ever perceived. A blend of spirituality in the Tengboche monastery adds to your trekking journey. The correspondence of Tibetan Buddhist culture can be seen in stone walls, mani walls, stupas, and prayer flags on the way. Sometimes we can also encounter rare wild animals which are normally found in mountain climates and environments.

    Major Highlights of Gokyo Lakes and Everest Base Camp Trek

    Two Fascinating Viewpoints (Gokyo Ri & Kalapatthar)

    Gokyo Ri and Kalapatthar are the two most popular and famous viewpoints in the world as well as in the kingdom of trekking. Both of the viewpoints offer 360-degree panoramic views of giant snow-capped mountains, lakes, glaciers, and an amazing Himalayan range. You can experience the breathtaking view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Ama Dablam, Pumori, and many neighboring mountains. Experiencing sunset and sunrise over those mountains from the top of these two viewpoints are the most precious moments for a travel enthusiast.

    Sherpa Culture and Tibetian Buddhism

    Trekkers will get a fascinating insight into unique sherpa traditions, cultures, and lifestyles. Everest region is the home of the Sherpa people and their practices, tradition, and uniqueness are simply the best things to explore on this trip. Prayers flags, stone walls, monasteries, chortens, mani walls, and small stupas are the correspondence of living Tibetan Buddhism. You will encounter the oldest and most popular Buddhist monastery in Tengboche and getting a blessing from the Lama Rinpoche adds more spiritual energy to your trip.

    Exploration of UNESCO Site, Sagarmatha National Park

    Everest Region is the home of numerous exotic flora and fauna. Colorful flowers, pine trees, grassland, and forest with colorful rhododendron flowers are the most glamorous part of the Everest region. Besides this, mountain goats, musk deer, snow leopards, red panda, and colorful Danphe (national bird) glorify this trip. Protection of Sherpa culture, Himalayan correspondence, and tradition of this region are the extraordinary things of Sagarmatha national park.  

    Gokyo Lakes

    Gokyo lakes are the world’s highest freshwater glacier lakes located at an altitude range from 4,700 m to 5,000 m in the hidden valley of the ravishing Khumbu region. Gokyo village also lies on the bank of the 5th lake, which is considered the biggest in the Gokyo lake system. The soaring sound of freshwater, the reflection of chains like crystal mountains, and the blue-colored lakes are the most fascinating moments of Gokyo lakes. 

    More Highlights of Gokyo Lakes and Everest Base Camp Trek

    • Explore UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kathmandu - Pashupatinath Temple, Patan Durbar Square, Boudhanath Stupa, and Swyambhunath Stupa.
    • Thrilling flight to Lukla, one of the most extreme airports in the world.
    • Experience Sherpa culture and learn more about Tibetan Buddhism and its practices.
    • Acclimatization in Namche and explore the fanciest and most classy sherpa in Nepal.
    • Visit Tengboche Gompa, one of the most ancient Buddhist monasteries in the Himalayas of Nepal.
    • Encounter Yaks, Donkeys, Dzhos, and horses while hiking.
    • Walk on the Khumbu glacier and reach the base of the world's highest mountain.
    • Walking on the longest glacier - Ngozumpa glacier in the Himalayas.
    • Chola pass is the most adventurous moment on this trip.

    Best time for Gokyo Lakes and Everest Base Camp Trek

    The best timeframe for Everest is the time between April and June. During this timeframe, the weather conditions are more clear and more apparent, and the biodiversity of the Everest district becomes animated, it's when nature shines up. The thick timberland around the locale is vivid, waking down those trails during such a timeframe is a snapshot of the experience. The Spring and Autumn are extensively hotter than winter and the greater part of the journeying is probably going to happen during this timeframe.

    Along the journey, you will relish the wonderful trek, support the local economy, explore your hidden strengths, and make both friends and memories that will last a lifetime.

    You will use normal teahouse accommodation during the trekking days in the mountain. During peak season (Autumn- Sep-Nov) and (Spring- March-May) the teahouses and the trail are crowded. Since Autumn and Spring is the best season or best time of the year to trek to the Everest Region. However, Luxury Holidays Nepal's experienced and professional team is always there to ensure your safety and services all around the year. We offer a farewell cultural dinner at the end of the trip. If you want some other options in Everest Region, you can also go with this package for the Everest Experience as a Short EBC trek by helicopter, Everest Base Camp Trek, and a Luxury EBC trek.

    For the Complete Guide to Gokyo lakes and Everest Base Camp Trek, please click here.

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    Gokyo Lakes and Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

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    Inclusions

    What's Included

    • ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE:
      All ground transport in a private vehicle, including airport and hotel transfers
    • HOTEL ACCOMMODATION IN KATHMANDU:
      Three nights' accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
    • PERMITS:
      All necessary paper works: Sagarmatha National Park permit, Tims Card, Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality entry permit, and fees.
    • INSURANCE:
      Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance for all involved Nepalese staff during the trek.
    • TREKKING EQUIPMENT:
      Luxury Holidays Nepal’s duffel, sleeping bag, T-shirt and trekking map - if necessary
    • DOMESTIC FLIGHTS:
      Fly from Kathmandu – Lukla and while returning Lukla - Kathmandu, as per itinerary.
    • TRANSPORTATION:
      All ground transportation in a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
    • LUGGAGE:
      Up to 15 Kg per member as personal baggage during the trek to be carried by porters.
    • FOOD & LODGING:
      Best available twin-sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek
    • GUIDE:
      Government-licensed Guide (English speaking) during the trek and sightseeing in Kathmandu valley.
    • PORTER:
      Porters as required (2 Trekkers: 1 Porter) to and from Basecamp.
    • STAFF SALARY AND ALLOWANCE:
      All Nepalese staff & porter’s daily wages, salary, equipment, food & clothing.
    • VALLEY SIGHTSEEING:
      Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley by private vehicle and a professional guide.
    • MEDICAL KIT:
      Comprehensive medical kit.
    • FAREWELL DINNER:
      Farewell dinner in Kathmandu in a typical Nepali restaurant with a cultural dance performance in the evening.
    • GOVERNMENT TAXES:
      All government taxes and official expenses.

    What's Excluded

    • INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE:
      International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
    • NEPAL ENTRY VISA FEE:
      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)
    • LUNCH & DINNER:
      Lunch and Dinner while you are in Kathmandu and all meals during trekking days
    • HOTEL UPGRADE AND ADD-ON:
      Optional Add-on for Meals and Hotel upgrade in Kathmandu
    • EXTRA NIGHT IN KATHMANDU:
      Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking, domestic flight cancellation (due to any other reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
    • INSURANCE POLICY:
      Insurance covering both medical and high-altitude evacuation costs (for the trip cancellation, interruption, high altitude rescue & air evacuation, medical treatment, repatriation, etc.)
    • PERSONAL EXPENSES:
      Telephone Calls, Internet, Toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beers, and any Alcoholic beverages.
    • PERSONAL EQUIPMENT:
      Clothing, Packing Items, Bags, Personal Medical Kit, and all kinds of Personal Trekking Gear.
    • TOILETRIES:
      Soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and other items used to keep yourself clean.
    • FILMING:
      Special Filming, Camera, and Drone permit fee.
    • SIGHTSEEING FEES IN KATHMANDU:
      City sightseeing and entrance fees(NPR 2600 ∼ US $ 22 per person )
    • FOR PRIVATE AND CUSTOMIZE TRIP
      Please contact us
    • Group and Family Discounts
      Please contact us or send us an email at [email protected]
    • INTERNET SERVICE:
      Not included during the trek.
    • TIPS:
      Tips for the guide, porter & driver. (Tipping is Expected).
    • EXTRA:
      Any other services, activities or personal expenses, which are not mentioned in the itinerary and other items not listed in the “Cost Includes” section.

    For the complete Nepal Travel Guide, please click here.

    Dates & Availability

    • Z
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      Mr. Zenith
      United States of America (the), San Francisco

      Best experience of Trekking in Nepal

      This first December, I was in Nepal trekking in the Everest region. I was looking for an Everest base camp trek but Luxury Holidays Nepal suggested trekking Everest base camp with Gokyo Lakes. They told me this route passes through Everest Base Camp and also took to Gokyo Lakes as well. 

      They provided one guide and one porter for that. in fact I had a private trek so I need not share the trip with others. The guide was so professional and experienced, he provided lots of information and assisted very well. He introduced lots of peaks of the Everest region. The porter was also so strong and easily carried my bags. Both of them were osm funny, they even didn't make me bored, we had lots of entertainment and joy together all along the journey. 

      Thanks to Luxury Holidays Nepal Pvt. Ltd. for providing me with such an incredible experience. I will definitely join you for my next trip and I also recommend everyone who wants to visit Nepal to join the Luxury Holidays Nepal. 

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      Mr. John Dale
      United States of America (the), Washington

      Splendid Adventure Ever

      We did Everest Gokyo Lake with Everest Base Camp trekking in late November 2021 through Luxury Holiday Nepal, In every instance, from our initial communication in Australia to our pick up at the airport in Kathmandu, this leading LHN Company was extremely professional, thorough and considerate about providing us Luxury service during our trek. Our guide Ram Prasad Lamichhane was attentive and showed great patience as we soldiered on. We get off the Everest Base Camp trail and meet great people doing different activities, Also experienced the amazing Gokyo lakes region and the weather was mesmerizing and offer an amazing view of Mt. Everest and finally, we back from Gokyo to Kathmandu. It was really enjoyable and amazing with their team. Loved it!!

      It was a really GREAT time in the Himalayas!!. I highly recommend to everybody to go to Everest Base Camp once in a lifetime with LHN.

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      Ms. Jani Molina
      Australia, Melbourne

      Pleasant scenery

      Gokyo lake with Everest Base Camp trek was the best trekking experience of my entire life. The whole trek was outstanding with amazing views of mountains, lakes, beautiful landscapes, forests also pleasant weather. I had never experienced such a pleasant moment in my life earlier. In Everest Base camp I observe the stunning close-up view of the mountains and also observe the way of living style of the people there and it was an amazing moment there. Gokyo Lake was the most beautiful destination I felt. The scenery of the lake is magnificent with blue fresh water there. I had felt the living Heaven there as it was a really very beautiful place, I am in love with Gokyo Lake and its surroundings. I will definitely visit this place again very soon. And I would like to suggest you guys visit this place because it is amazing.

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    Gokyo Lakes and Everest Base Camp Trek FAQs

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    Essential Information

    Trekking Grade for Gokyo Lakes and Everest Base Camp Trek:
    The Everest base camp trip is a fairly challenging journey. It is moderately long trekking that 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 altitudes, then this trip is for you. (Click here for more information)

    Accommodation During Gokyo Lakes and Everest Base Camp Trek: 
    Luxury Holidays Nepal provides accommodation in the 3-Star category hotels in Kathmandu (Hotel Holy Himalaya or similar) and standard Lodges throughout the journey. Teahouse and lodge have rooms with just the basics, normally with a bed, blanket, and pillows. If you want luxury accommodation of 4/5 stars in Kathmandu, please contact us for cost detail.

    Foods during Gokyo Lakes and Everest Base Camp Trek: 
    Travelers take their breakfast and dinner at the tea house where they stay and lunch is taken during the trailing in the local lodge. Meals are not included during the trekking days.

    To learn more about food in Everest Region, please click here.

    Drinking Water during Gokyo Lakes and Everest Base Camp Trek
    The water quality in Nepal isn’t the greatest so it is better to use a water filtration or purification tablet. You can also drink boiled water if you like. Make sure to drink a lot of water during the trekking as your body requires more at a higher altitude. (Click here for more information)

    Transportation and Flights on Gokyo Lakes and Everest Base Camp Trek: 
    Luxury Holidays Nepal will offer you a private vehicle for an airport transfer, sightseeing tours, and flights from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu.

    Luggage during Gokyo Lakes and Everest Base Camp Trek:
    Throughout the trip of Mountain Trekking, your luggage is carried and moved by the porters. You should carry a water bottle, sunscreen, camera, spare jacket, etc. Your main luggage will be your trekking bag and you can carry a small lockable bag that 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 Gokyo Lakes and Everest Base Camp Trek: 
    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. (Click here to see the Guide Profiles

    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 the availability of spots. Also, please send us your redemption code and voucher number through this link (Voucher Redemption).

    Nepal Visa for Gokyo Lakes and Everest Base Camp Trek:
    You can get a visa at Kathmandu airport upon arrival. 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.

    On Arrival Visa Fee at Entry Points
    15 Days – 30 USD
    30 Days – 50 USD
    90 Days – 125 USD

    For more details please click here.

    Book your international flight for Gokyo Lakes and Everest Base Camp Trek:
    If you don't have a regular travel agent then you can check for international flight options at one of these sites.
    makemytrip.com, www.kayak.com, www.vayama.com
    They usually have good offers.

    When and where should you arrive for Gokyo Lakes and Everest Base Camp Trek?
    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 after the scheduled trip after 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 [email protected]
    After you purchase your international air ticket, please contact us to give your flight details.

    Currencies accepted during Gokyo Lakes and Everest Base Camp Trek: 
    There is good access to ATMs anywhere in most city areas, however, you will find it hard in rural areas. Different banks have their maximum withdrawal amount limit. Most hotels, restaurants, airlines, and travel agents accept cards as well. It is more important to have enough cash as there will be very limited or no ATM access in trekking areas and also some reserve cash for emergencies. USD is selectively acceptable in Nepal but still, you need to make sure you have Nepalese currency on hand during the trekking. (Click here for more information)

    Safety
    Nepal is a heaven for adventures and is comparatively a safe destination for those adventures. There is a low rate of serious crime however you should still take sensible safety measures. Keep an eye on pick-pocketers and snatchers in buses and tourist areas. You can avoid walking with a large amount of cash on your own. Always let your guide know if you’re going out during the trip. (Click here for more information)

    Internet and SIM Card on Gokyo Lakes and Everest Base Camp Trek:
    Most cities have extensive access to the internet, also hotels, restaurants, and cafes that offer free WIFI. But outside the cities, in the remote trekking areas, it’s fair to non-existent. You can easily purchase a SIM card at an affordable cost. You can use the data package using the SIM card as well. (Click here for more information)

    Vaccinations & Immunization for Gokyo Lakes and Everest Base Camp Trek:
    Before traveling to Nepal, please consult your travel clinic for updated information on vaccinations and immunizations. The commonly recommended vaccinations are Chickenpox, Diphtheria-Tetanus, Polio, Shingles, Covid-19, Hepatitis A & B, Encephalitis, Malaria, Measles, Rabies, Typhoid, and Yellow Fever. (Click here for more information)

    Health Issues for Gokyo Lakes and Everest Base Camp Trek:
    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 sicknesses like nausea, lethargy, and headache but they will get less in a couple of days. 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 take pills for diarrhea, cold, fever, and nausea.

    Insurance/Evacuation and Gokyo Lakes and Everest Base Camp Trek
    We do not hope that there may arise any serious problems for you in your journey, but if you get caught by a 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 during the evacuation process. So, it is good for you to have insurance that will cover your cost. Be Insured. (See the travel insurance page)

    Trip Extensions: 
    If you like our service and you want to extend your trip, then we can further organize your trip to India, Bhutan, and Tibet. And other trekking and activities of Nepal like the Annapurna trek, Langtang Trek, Manaslu Trek, Peak Climbing, Tours, etc.

    Tipping for Gokyo Lakes and Everest Base Camp Trek
    There is no significant rule about tipping your guide or porter but it has been more common in Nepal. It is on you to decide whether to thank the guide and porter with tips or not. But in most cases, guides and porters expect tips from you though they don’t ask for tips verbally.

    To See 10 Tips for Successful Trek to Everest Region, please click here.

    For more information about Nepal, please click here.

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