Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lakes trek is an adventurous trek in the Everest region. One of the challenging trek in the Himalayas, Everest Gokyo Lakes trekking suits the trekkers having previous hiking experiences in the high altitude. Widely famous as the Everest Circuit trek, the route offers to collect the stunning views of the Himalayas including Mount Everest and to explore the amazing Sherpa villages of the Khumbu Region.
Everest Gokyo Lakes Trek also advances to explore the fabulous lakes of Gokyo valley. The inclusion of the Cho-La Pass (5330m.) makes this trip a challenging and equally rewarding. Visiting the Gokyo Ri and Kalapathar is another highlight of Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lakes Trek.
The best seasons for the trek are Spring (March-April) and Autumn (September-November). All of our departures are 100% fixed. You can choose your preferred dates or you can simply request us for the dates.
Take a scenic flight to Lukla airport. The flight to Lukla is always an adventurous one. In Lukla, you will meet your remaining crews then you will start your trekking. The trail follows the Dudh Koshi river. Trekking through the stone walls and collecting the pictures of painted Mani walls makes the trek wonderful. Overnight at the hotel.
From Phakding the trail ascends up to Monju then to Jorsalle. Once you cross the Larja Bridge the trail again ascends up and on a clear day, you can collect the first glimpse of Mount Everest. Further hike up to Namche Bazar. Namche Bazar is traditional Sherpa village and also widely popular as The Sherpa Capital. In Namche, you can money exchange to exchange the money plus the internet café for surfing. Overnight at the teahouse.
Explore Sherpa Capital. It is always better to have an acclimatization day in Namche Bazar which allows your body to adapt the thin air. You can also explore the Sherpa capital in the day time. Overnight at the teahouse.
The trail from Namche Bazar is gradual with ups and downs, you will continue your trekking Phortse Thanga. From there you will continue ascending towards Dole for the overnight. Overnight at the teahouse.
The trail from the Dole ascends and passes the villages of Kele then Luza. From Luza with a short trek, you will reach Machhermo
Climb up to the ridge which offers the excellent view of both Khangtega and Norther face of Cho-Oyu. Lonspunga Tso is the first lake you will see this day. Little further see Tanjung Tsho- the second lake you see for the day and then you will finally get to Gokyo where the third lake Gokyo Tsho is. Overnight at the teahouse.
Explore the lakes around the Gokyo valley.Today you can also see the Ngazumpa Glacier, the biggest in the world. Enjoy exploring. Overnight at the teahouse.
Before breakfast, you will hike up to Gokyo Ri to collect the mesmerizing view of the sunrise in the Himalayas including Everest and Makalu. After collecting the stunning views, you will trek back to Gokyo for the breakfast. Then after you will trek to Thagnak for the overnight. Overnight at the teahouse.
From Thangnak the trail ascends up to Cho-La through the slippery and the icy path. The cross is difficult and as you will be crossing the glacier it is suggested to stay on the left side. After the cross, the trail will descend down to Dzong La for the overnight. Overnight at the teahouse.
Trek through the moraine glacier where the wonderful views of Mount Pumori accompany you. You will reach Gorakshep for the lunch. After the lunch, you can take good rest at Gorakshep. In the evening you will be hiking up to Kalapathar to collect the sunset view in the Himalayas. After sunset, you will trek back to Gorakshep. Overnight at the teahouse.
A wonderful trekking day where we mostly trek through the glacier path. You can collect the awe-inspiring views of the snow-capped mountains in Everest Base Camp which includes Nuptse, Khumbuste, and Pumori. After spending a wonderful time, we then retrace back to Gorakshep for the overnight.
Wake up early and hike up to Kalapathar, from there you can collect the stunning views of the mountains including Mount Everest. Then after we will retrace back to Gorakshep for the lunch. After lunch, we will trek all the way down to Dingboche for overnight.
The trail to Tengboche is mostly downhill. On the way down you will be passing the villages of Somare, Pangboche, and Deboche before reaching Tengboche. Tengboche is one the best view point for the Himalayas including Mount Everest. You can also visit the Tengboche Monastery which is the biggest Buddhist Monastery in the Everest region. In the evening you can enjoy wonderful sunset view. Overnight at the teahouse.
The trail you travel today is mostly a downhill. You will pass several small and big settlements including Namche Bazar on the way to Monju. Overnight at the teahouse.
The final day of the trek. You will be trekking back to Lukla this day. In the evening you can enjoy the farewell dinner with the Sherpas. Overnight at the teahouse.
You will take an early morning flight to Kathmandu. In Kathmandu, you will have enough time for the last minute shopping.
Spring is one of the best seasons. As you trek through the rhododendron forest you can see the rhododendron blooming around plus the views also get clearer
Autumn is another best season for trekking Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lakes. This time around, the views gets clear and amazing.
Trekking Everest Gokyo Lakes in Monsoon is not recommended because the heavy rainfall happens and the
Flights are heavily distributed.
TIMS Card: US$ 10
National Park entry fee: US$ 33
Tourist Visa Information
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|Multiple entry||30 days||US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency|
|Multiple entry||90 days||US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency|
Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)
It gets when you go up in the high mountains where the air is thin.
Techniques for preventing AMS
Some Medication Suggestion of AMS
Common AMS treatment
To book the trip, you can request through booking form on the trip or you can send us an email directly.
While booking a trip with us, you can send us 10 % as advance via Bank Transfer/Western Union/ Credit Card. You can pay rest on arrival at our Kathmandu office.
You are requested to provide a photocopy of the passport and Nepal visa. Also, please provide us 3 fresh passport size photographs.
We will provide you 3-star category hotels in Kathmandu. During the trekking, you will be using the teahouses.
Foods, you get during the trekking is safe and healthy. In the altitude, we recommend you to eat the local food and the vegetarian. Our guides are knowledgeable will take you to the best places for the food.
During the trekking, you can get the bottled water easily and it cost US$ 2 in the low elevations and US$ 3-4 in higher elevations. Next option would be, taking 1 or 2-liter water bottle plus the water purifier with you so that you can use tap or spring water.
All of our trekking guides/porters are license holder, highly experienced and professionals and always dedicated to making your trip in the Himalayas an amazing one.
Sometimes flights delay to and from Lukla are expected. In the worst case, if you cannot fly in/out Lukla, then we will arrange the sharing helicopter which normally cost US$ 500 extra per person.
We believe in responsible tourism so we operate all of our trips on the responsible way. We always focus on minimizing the negative environmental, social and economic impacts. We focus on creating greater economic benefits for the local community same time request all to preserve the beauty of mother nature.
I was pleased with Trek Nepal Himalayas from a price and quality of service standpoint. The trek is a challenge and a responsible and knowledgeable guide is essential for a safe and inclusive trip. I would use them again.
We went on a short tour to Bhutan and wow what an amazing place! It is so beautiful with its mountain regions and traditional culture. Visiting Tigers Nest monetarist was definitely the highlight of the Bhutan trip. We later returned to Kathmandu and made our way to Pokhara where we took off for the Annapurna Base Camp trek. This was my first time trekking and my fitness level is not the best but Badri and the boys (the sherpa's) were great at catering the trip to our needs. All timings along the way were perfect and we all got to ABC and back without a hitch. Badri and the boys made us feel like we were part of their family and were all smiles and fun. We all played cards together of a night where they taught us to play Dumbal and we taught them Uno. They went above and beyond to cater for us and were watching us like hawks for signs altitude sickness as we got closer to the top. All guest houses that we stayed out were pleasant and all had hot showers. Badri was well respected by the locals along the way and we were welcomed everywhere we went. I actually felt like a bit of a VIP on the mountain when we were trekking with Badri!
I really loved my experience in Nepal and all thanks to Trek Nepal Himalayas. I'm going to miss these guys and can't wait to go back!
I recently spent three and a half weeks holidaying in Nepal with Trek Nepal Himalayas. My partner and I arrived a few days early from the organised tour and Badri from Trek Nepal Himalayas was very accommodating to us by organising our extra accommodation, picking us up from the airport, and organised an extra day tour for us to Nagarkot which was really nice. They also arranged for us to visit the old palace (now a museum) and the Garden of dreams. After the rest of the group arrived we did some sight seeing around Kathmandu visiting the monkey temple, durbar square, the Boudhanath temple and the crematorium.
Our guide Nawin and and other guides arranged throughout the tour were all very knowledgeable of the history of each place that we visited and gave good commentary along the way. Next we went on a day trip to Badri's village. In organising this tour, our group wanted to help out after the earthquake. It turned out Badri's village was badly damaged by the quake and the school was destroyed.
When planing this trip we arranged with Badri for him to take us out to his village so we could make donations of stationary, toys and sporting goods to the school. The village was well off the beaten track and it was a unique opportunity to visit an area that tourists generally don't get to see. The scenery along the way was magic and the drive was quite an adventure. When we arrived the whole village was out to give us a warm friendly welcome with marigold flower necklaces and we each received a blessing. The kids were so excited to see us and were over the moon to receive our donations of stationary, sporting goods and toys.I t was a truly beautiful experience and these memories will stay in my heart forever. This went so well that Badri is now putting together optional side tours for future tour groups to visit his village and villages like his for tourists to make donations to the local schools. I highly recommend you do this as it is such a feel good moment and the emotional joy of it all will is so overwhelming it will make you teary.
A group of us trekked to Everest Base Camp with Trek Nepal Himalayas recently. It was a great trip that was full of memorable moments and amazing views. Our guide Badri was very patient with each of us. He was knowledgeable, encouraging, accommodating and helpful. He not only provided excellent guide services and made sure the group had a safe trip, but also took care of his porter team. Our trip wouldn’t be this successful without the encouragement and support from Badri and the assistant guide Karan. During the time we stayed in Kathmandu, Badri and his staff offered great assistance to ensure we had a great time. If you are planning to visit Nepal, I highly recommend Trek Nepal Himalayas.
Three weeks with Trek Nepal Himalayas was an incredible experience. Our adventure included a day tour of Kathmandu, Everest flight with champagne at sunrise, flights to Bhutan with a few days touring around there. Our highlight in Bhutan was the climb to Tiger's Nest monastery and the amazing views from there.
Ten days trekking to Annapurna Base camp was wonderful. Our guide Badri made sure all our needs were met along the way. Nawin, our first in charge was very accommodating as well as the other 3 porters who lugged our stuff so we only had to carry a day pack.
Sunrise at Poon Hill was a must as well as putting up prayer flags at sunrise at the summit of our trip, Annapurna base camp. Just fab.
Inspirational, amazing and a humbling experience.
I would go back again and would make sure that these knowledgeable people were by my side for my next adventure.
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