Gokyo Lake- Everest Base Camp trek is the second most popular trekking route in Everest Region. Trekking to Everest Base camp through Gokyo Valley trekking is an awesome experience for everyone who desires more to explore the Khumbu Region and Everest Region.
Gokyo valley, on the west side of Mount Everest, is the source of River Dudh Pokhari which after Join the River Sapta Koshi. The Lake called Gokyo Lake or Dudh Pokhari(Milk pond) is probably a source of pure and fresh water at the highest elevation on earth.
Everest Base Camp Trek through Gokyo gives trekkers the grand trip of the amazing Khumbu Valley. This trip leads you to the gorgeous Gokyo valley and takes to Everest Base Camp through the highest pass, Cho La Pass.
We start the trip with sightseeing at Kathmandu valley and preplanning there. The next day we take a flight to Lukla from where we start to follow the path leading to your destination. From Lukla, we walk for Namche Bazaar passing through Phakding. After Namche Bazaar we continue to walk passing through Phorste Thanga and Machherma and reach to Gokyo. From Gokyo, we trek to Gokyo Ri and back again. The next day we reach Thanga then Dzongla by crossing Chola Pass. We continue for Gorekshep through Lobuche and visit Everest Base Camp. After visiting base camp our next step is to reach Pheriche via Kala Patthar for a panoramic view of the north part of almighty Mount Everest and reach to Namche Bazaar back to Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu where our journey will complete.
This trip provides us the spectacular views of the giant mountains and peaks of the Himalayan. With the breathtaking vistas of Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Everest, the picture-perfect scene and the scenario make more refreshing and relaxing for your tired body. Descending from the base camp we visit several mountain villages, cultural and traditional Sherpa Community, Buddhist Monasteries in Tibetan architecture and more.
Gokyo trek is more awesome and unbelievable with beauty and variety of flora and fauna. The route passes through the Sagarmatha National Park, one of the World Heritage Site in the Everest region. With several waterfalls, fast flooding snow-rivers crossing with suspension bridges and rocky and rough trails with ups and downs makes your trip more memorable and unforgettable.
We serve B&B Plan, including welcome and farewell dinner, in Kathmandu. During trekking, all standard meals are provided on standard tea house or guest house. For accommodation facility, we provide a 4-star category hotel in Kathmandu and standard guest house during trekking. If you are looking for other similar Gokyo Everest Base Camp Trek, we also offer Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek, Luxury short Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter flight from Base Camp to Lukla, Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter flight from Base Camp to Lukla, Luxury Holidays Treks, Luxury Holidays in Nepal with Everest Helicopter tour, and Luxury Trekking in Nepal.
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, three copies of passport-size photos, and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. During this 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. Overnight in Kathmandu.
After breakfast, your sightseeing trip will start. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide for your sightseeing tour. You will visit the following sites.
Swyambunath Stupa - The Monkey Temple (World Heritage Site):
You can watch over the valley from the top of a hillock on its western side. Swyambhu is also known as Samhengu and the Monkey temple because of the countless monkeys living in the premises.
Pashupatinath Temple (World Heritage Site):
Pashupatinath Temple is one of the holiest Hindu temples of Nepal. It is located on the banks of Bagmati River on the eastern outskirts of Kathmandu. Pashupatinath is the most important temple dedicated to god Shiva.
Boudhanath Stupa is 2500 years old Buddhist stupa in the Valley built in the 5th century with four pairs of eyes of Lord Buddha in four cardinal directions keeping an eternal watch over the people and their doings. You will find Buddhist pilgrims from Tibet going round the stupa spinning the prayer wheels.
Patan Durbar Square (World Heritage Site):
Patan Durbar Square - located in central of city Lalitpur. It displays the Newari architecture that had reached its pinnacle during the reign of Malla kings who were great builders and patrons of the arts. Overnight in Kathmandu.
During the 30-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (9,186ft), you will enjoy one of the most beautiful air routes in the world culminating on a hillside surrounded by high mountainous peaks. At Lukla, a gateway destination from where your trek begins, you meet your other trekking crew members and begin packing and arranging with them. From Lukla, you start trekking. At one hour’s gradual descent, you will be at a Cheplung village from where you have a glimpse of Mt. Khumbila (18900 ft), a sacred mountain which has never been climbed. From Cheplung, you then gradually descend until you reach Phakding and spend the night. Ovenight at Phakding.
Walking through a beautiful pine forest, you follow the trail north up the valley of Benkar. Then, you cross the Dudh Koshi River and go on passing Chumoa to Monjo, the entrance to Everest National Park. Then crossing a suspension bridge, you pass Jorsale village and walk alongside the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. A steep ascent brings you to the prime heartland of Sherpa village - Namche Bazaar. At one hour’s distance to reaching Namche Bazaar, if the weather permits, you can view the sights of Mt. Everest and Mt. Lhotse. Overnight at Namche.
There are plenty of things to do around Namche Bazaar, and you can spend a day here acclimatizing. Namche Bazaar is the main center of the Khumbu region and has government offices, ATMs, Internet cafes, shops, restaurants, and a colorful market. Your guides can take to explore the real charm of Namche Bazaar. Hiking to Sagarmatha National Park rewards trekkers with a sunrise view and the views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde and so on. If you are interested in a day hike, you trek to Khumjung village (12401 ft)-a beautiful village with a Sherpa settlement. In exploring Namche Bazar, you observe traditional Sherpa life, Khumjung Hillary School and enjoy the flora and fauna found at such altitude. Overnight at Namche.
The trail climbs steeply out of the valley through rhododendron forest, juniper and large conifers start to appear as the elevation increases making the trekking very pristine in spring. The trail passes through Yak Kharkas and summer settlements. The views of Khumbu La and Tawache are magnificent throughout the day. Overnight at Phorste Thanga.
Climb a ridge for an excellent view both down the valley to Kengtega and up towards Cho Oyu and descend to a river and again climbs steeply to the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpa glacier. You will reach Machherma by early noon. Overnight at Machhermo.
The trek takes you to one of your main destinations, Gokyo (4,790 m). You will have a sightseeing and hiking trip around Gokyo.
Early in the morning, have a steep climb up to the top of Gokyo Ri at an elevation of 5,483 m. There are ample rewards for those who attempt this trip – you get stunning views of the supper Gokyo valley, the massive Ngozumpa Glacier and an incredible panoramic view of the whole Khumbu Himalayas, including the giants Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Cho-Oyu and Gychung Kang. Overnight at Gokyo.
Yow will flow the trekking trail that passes through the Cho La Pass with stunning views in the background and heads towards the Lobuche. Cho La is a summit pass located 5,420 meters above sea level in the Everest Region. Overnight at Lobuche
You take the trail to Everest Base Camp through the once vast Gorak Shep Lake. Continuing straight ahead, you come across the Indian army mountaineers' memorials. The path from here can be misleading; hence, it is important that you follow your lead Sherpa diligently. The walk is strenuous due to the thin air in the high altitude. You pass through rocky dunes, moraine and streams before reaching the Everest Base Camp. Upon reaching the Everest Base Camp, you see the tents of mountaineers that stand out in bright colors against the monotony of gray surroundings (especially in the spring). Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori are the mountains you can view from the base camp. You get back to Gorak Shep for a good night's rest. Overnight at Gorak Shep.
Prepare for an early morning departure, amid pre-dawn darkness and cold temperatures (-10 to -14 C). Plus, there is always the potential for chilly winds which are quite common. Familiar peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changtse tower to the east even as Everest begins to reveal itself. But, it is upon reaching Kala Patthar that you get to see 360 degree up-close and formidable views of Mt. Everest. You take pictures, enjoy the magnificent mountain panorama, and then return back to Lobuche for a good night's rest. Overnight at Pheriche.
As you trek down through the hillside blanketed by rhododendron and juniper trees. After crossing the prayer-flag festooned bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, your trail follows the Dudh Koshi gorge descending rapidly through pine forests. In the forest, you may come across colorful pheasants and mountain goats. The path eventually reaches Sansa from where you can enjoy views of Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Nuptse mountains. You also pass winding trails, then through a forest before reaching Namche Bazaar. Overnight at Namche Bazaar.
The trail descends steeply downward so you need to walk cautiously as your shaky legs continuously battle the rocky terrain. After crossing the suspension bridges over the fast flowing Dudh Koshi and its tributaries, the trail becomes more level and natural. After your arrival in Lukla, you stretch those sore legs and recall the experiences of the last couple of weeks. Overnight at Lukla.
Catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu after your long mountain journey. After reaching Kathmandu, you can take a rest or do some souvenir shopping. If you want to explore any other areas of Kathmandu, you may do that. Your guides can help you with both souvenir shopping. There will be a farewell dinner in the evening to celebrate the successful completion of your journey. Overnight in Kathmandu.
After a few days of fun and excitement, the day to bid farewell has arrived. Our representatives will escort you to the Tribhuwan International Airport as per your flight time.
After the wonderful opportunity to organize this tour for you we wish you a safe and happy journey ahead.
This first December, I was in Nepal for trekking in the Everest region. I was looking for Everest base camp trek but Luxury Holidays Nepal suggested to trek 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 had 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 was 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 such an incredible experience. I will definitely join you for my next trips and I also recommend everyone who wants to visit Nepal to join the Luxury Holidays Nepal.Published: Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Gokyo lake with Everest Base Camp trek was the best trekking experience in 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 closeup view of the mountains and also I observe the way of living style of the people there and it was amazing moments 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 surrounding. I will definitely visit this place again very soon. And I would like to suggest you guys visit this place because it is amazing.Published: Monday, November 11, 2019
Thank you Luxury Holidays Nepal (LHN) for making my trip, the trip of a lifetime. The whole member of the LHN was really good and responsive to good perfection. All staff was good with all the qualified guides and porters with also good English and kind nature. Actually, they were all far better than the other staff and companies in my view. All everything which was provided for us such as accommodation, meals were really fine and the services which we got from the LHN were amazing and fabulous of all in case of a meal, hotel, facilities and all. Most importantly the trek to Gokyo lake and EBC was the best moment in which I could have ever imagine that it would have happened in my life. Actually, each moment of my whole trip was far better than my expectation and it is all because of the warm support and consideration of the LHN.Published: Wednesday, October 16, 2019
The whole trek was wonderful and there were really impressing moments being in Nepal throughout the whole trek. Actually we had a fantastic successful trek and that had happened just because of the best team member of Luxury Holidays Nepal. According to my view and my experience I had found LHN the best among all the companies I had been previously. They are very much responsible and professional and do their each and every work in the favor of the client. They always make focus to satisfy the guest. This is why I’m telling is because we were fully satisfied with the work and services of Luxury Holidays Nepal. Luxury Holidays Nepal is the best.Published: Tuesday, October 15, 2019
The name of the trekking package itself seems to be the most beautiful experience. So that we adopt the package to EBC via Gokyo lake to make our holidays outstanding and really memorable. The whole trek was rewarding in all ways during the trek. It was a really stunning moment when we reach the most beautiful place Everest Base Camp. Actually, every moment during this trek was a really memorable one and for this, I would really like to thank the management team of LHN for such perfect management of all the things such as guide, accommodation, foods, transportation and all.
Thank you so much, guys.Published: Saturday, October 12, 2019
Being in Nepal was really amazing and it is the best memorable moment of my life. Trekking to the Everest Base camp and Gokyo lake was a dream come true for me. It had been my planning from long ago for the trek to the Gokyo lake and Everest base camp and finally, I visit Nepal this year. It was a very awesome experience when I reach that place which was my dream to be there. All the trip to my dream was outstanding with the perfect management by the team of Luxury Holidays Nepal and also the best guide provided for me. Overall my trip was mind-blowing with great experience there. Thank you Luxury Holidays Nepal for such perfect support and management for my whole trip.Published: Friday, October 4, 2019
Our trip to Gokyo lake and Everest base camp was the best trip of my life. We find Nepal the best destination and we fell in love with it. We will again visit Nepal to another classical trek, it’s really beautiful. Guide Ram is a fantastic man with always smiles on the face. He was full of eager to make us know about each and everything we observe every place where we were traveling too. He was a really cool frank guy with full of knowledge and ideas. He was focused on a very smooth and perfect trek. More important thing was, we had completed our trip with the amazing and helpful porter who had helped to carry our bags all the way to EBC. The wow! Moment of our whole trip was the stunning view of Gokyo lake. To make the next memorable moments in our life we will definitely come again and join the team of LHN. Thank You so much, Guys.Published: Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Everest Trekking is my dream so last November I visited Nepal for Trekking in Everest Region. In conversation with luxury Holidays Nepal, I told them that I need more amazing places during Everest Trekking then they suggested to me Gokyo lakes and Everest Base Camp Trek. I had no idea about Gokyo Lakes before reaching that place but I really surprised with its beauties when I enter the Gokyo valley. I found Gokyo Lakes is really hidden beauties of the Everest region. Peoples told that it is also holy lakes too. The route to Everest Base Camp and Gokyo lakes was really tough but I didn't need to worry because I had I professional and skilled guide and strong porter. The helped me out a whole journey. Hotels, rooms, meals, transportation, and other services all were very nice and qualitative as they committed with me.
I really appreciate the effort that Luxury Holidays Nepal and their team were done for my convenience. Their all effort is 5/ 5 rating. I recommend everyone for visiting Nepal and choosing Luxury Holidays Nepal as their travel partner. Thank You Luxury Holidays Nepal!Published: Thursday, February 14, 2019
Last December, l completed my dream of trekking to Everest base camp and dive at least once in the Gokyo lakes. that was my lifetime best memories which I will never forget. The trial was so adventurous and thrilling. The views were so beautiful. After reaching Everest Base camp I realized how wonderful the Himalayan world is.
I was guided with the assistance of a professional and experienced Guide who was licensed for guiding in the Everest region. I had also support from one strong Sherpa porter. Both of them helped me all along the route. The services and facilities of Luxury holidays Nepal was really qualitative which crossed mine expects. Thank you Luxury holidays Nepal for being with me to achieve my dream Thank you so much !.Published: Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Gokyo Lakes and Everest base camp trek is the most precious moment of Nepal that I will never forget. I have done and been doing lots of trekking around the world but that trekking in the Everest region is best I have done yet.
The route was so amazing where the giant views of gigantic mount Everest and other neighboring sky-touching peaks were all one way with us. We also visited several Sherpa villages and tried their traditional foods. Their traditional costumes are so nice and unique. Not so luxurious but hotel as compared to that high altitude and remoteness due to geographically challenging places were better and pretty nice too.
My trek was more memorable and enjoyable because of the efforts and arrangements of the luxury holidays Nepal Pvt. ltd and its team. They planned everything very well. Guide, porter, and equipment all were very good. They crossed my expectation in the trip arrangement. Thank you luxury holidays Nepal for adding more color in my Everest trekking memories.Published: Monday, December 3, 2018
The Gokyo and Gokyo Ri 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. Travelers take their breakfast and dinner at the tea house where they stay and lunch is taken during the trial in the local lodge.
Luxury Holidays Nepal provides you 3 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 4/5 star in Kathmandu then contact us for cost detail.
Transportation on Journey:
Luxury Holidays Nepal will offer you a private luxury vehicle for airport transferal, sightseeing tour and flight from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu.
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 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 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.
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).
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.com, www.kayak.com, www.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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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 India, Bhutan and Tibet. And other trekking and activities of Nepal like Annapurna trek, Langtang Trek, Manaslu Trek, Bunjee Jumping, Rafting, Peak Climbing, Tours, etc.
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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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.