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The finest trek trail to explore in 2015 - Lonely Planet

Gokyo Lake and Everest Basecamp Trek - 20 Days

Gokyo Lake and Everest Trek in Nepal along with Cho la pass

Deep in the Himalayas are the quiet remote Khumbu valleys and the magnificent azure of the blue Gokyo Lakes. This string of glacial lakes is set in the high-altitudes and wilderness dominated by the great peaks of Cho Oyu -8153meters and Gyachung kang -7922meters.

Gokyo Lake, Chola pass and the Everest Base Camp is a fantastic trek which crosses all the high valleys of Khumbu with an extra time to spend at the Gokyo Lake to explore the upper valley. You can stay at the bank of the Gokyo Lakes where the Khumbu range is reflected in the emerald green water below.

An optional excursion to Gokyo RI with stunning views of the Makalu and Everest may take a slight detour.

A flight to Lukla sets the scene for the splendors to come as you make your way up to Namche Bazaar, the vibrant center of the Sherpa existence. After getting acquainted to Namche Bazaar it’s time to trek up to Gokyo Lake and Chola pass towards the Everest Base Camp.

Eventually, we pass through Phortse Tenga and Machermo where the mountains are spectacular as well as enjoy the breathtaking beauty of Ngozumba Glacier, the largest of its kind within Nepal Himalayas. Passing through these villages will also give you a chance to explore the lifestyles of the high altitude inhabitants. The small herding settlement of Gokyo – 4,750meters / 15,584feet lies on the banks of the third lake in a series of small turquoise mountain lakes and on the ridge above Gokyo. The four peaks above 8000meters / 26,246 feet of Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu expose themselves plus you can also explore the tremendous ice ridge between Cho Oyu and Gyachung – 7,922meters/25,991feet which is considered to be one of the most dramatic panoramas in the Khumbu region.

There are many options for additional exploration and high-altitude walking including the crossing of Cho La at 5,420meters / 17,782feet and the high passes into Khumbu and a hike to Gokyo RI at 5357meters/19,216feet.

From here you will head for the Everest Base Camp trail and the rocky summit of Kalapathar at 18,193 meters and its unrivaled close view of Mt. Everest and its giant neighbors. After accomplishing this expedition you will trek back through the major Everest Base Camp trek trail towards Tengboche monastery- the most important Buddhism center in the Everest region before descending to Lukla to fly back to Kathmandu the next day.

  • Lonely planet recommended Khumbu region- Gokyo Everest Trek to be, one of the finest trek trails to explore in 2015

 http://www.lonelyplanet.com/best-in-travel/regions/06-khumbu?detail=1


Trip Profile

20 days of Gokyo Lake and Everest trek which crosses over the Cho La pass including an ascent of Gokyo RI which offers a superb view of the Everest.
15 days of adventurous Everest trekking that offers stunning views of the top of the world and the blue lakes of Gokyo.
5 days in Kathmandu - sightseeing of UNESCO world heritage sights

Trip Details & Facts

  • You will embark on a magnificent trek to the Gokyo Lakes including an ascent of Gokyo RI which offers a superb view of Everest.
  • The Everest Base Camp trek was ranked the world's 10th best journey in 2003.

The Itinerary

  • Day 01 : You arrive in Kathmandu and check into a Hotel.
  • Day 02 : You will have the entire day to yourself for sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Day 03 : Fly to Lukla and start the lodge - to - lodge Everest - Gokyo trek.
  • Day 04-18 : Lukla, Phakding, Namche, Gokyo Lake, Chola pass, Kalapathar, Everest Base Camp, Tengboche and fly back to Kathmandu.
  • Day 19 : You will have the entire day to yourself to explore around Kathmandu
  • Day 20 : Departure to the airport

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  • Day 01 : You arrive in Kathmandu and check into a Hotel.

    You arrive in Kathmandu and check into a Hotel. You can unwind for the rest of the day.

  • Day 02 : You will have the entire day to yourself for sightseeing in Kathmandu

    You will have the entire day to yourself for sightseeing in Kathmandu

  • Day 03 : Fly to Lukla and start the lodge - to - lodge Everest - Gokyo trek.

    Fly to Lukla and start the lodge - to - lodge Everest - Gokyo trek.

  • Day 04-18 : Lukla, Phakding, Namche, Gokyo Lake, Chola pass, Kalapathar, Everest Base Camp, Tengboche and fly back to Kathmandu.

    Lukla, Phakding, Namche, Gokyo Lake, Chola pass, Kalapathar, Everest Base Camp, Tengboche and fly back to Kathmandu.

  • Day 19 : You will have the entire day to yourself to explore around Kathmandu

    You will have the entire day to yourself to explore around Kathmandu and in the evening you will join us for dinner and a cultural show.

  • Day 20 : Departure to the airport

    This is a goodbye. We hope to see you time and again.
    Thank you for choosing Earthbound Expeditions Nepal as your travel guide. Have a safe flight.

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What is included

  1. Accommodation in a 3 starred hotels in the cities but for the duration of the trek only effortless lodges are available.
  2. Ground transportation provided.
  3. Sightseeing in Kathmandu where Earthbound Expeditions Nepal, city tour guide will accompany you.
  4. Full broad meals will be provided throughout the trek to Everest Base Camp - 17 breakfasts, 14 lunches and 15 dinners.
  5. Government trained guides and needed no. of porters with their insurance, salary and meals will be provided.
  6. Farewell dinner and along with one cultural show.
  7. Every single entry fees and TIMS permit will be provided.
  8. Every single Domestic Flights will be booked according to the Itinerary listed.
  9. Sleeping bags and down jackets for trek will be provided.
  10. Car / Bus / Domestic Flights included.

What is not included

  1. International Flight tickets.
  2. Museums entrance fees.
  3. All personal expenses such as bar bills, beverage, snacks etc.
  4. Airport tax.
  5. Extra shower, battery re-charge, laundry charge etc.
  6. Personal clothing and gears.
  7. Tips to guide and porter.
  8. Cost raised by cancelation, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness will not be our responsibility since these factors are not within our grasp.

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