Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake Trek is the perfect choice for the adventure seekers. Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake is a combination of the high Himalayas and beautiful freshwater lakes at Highland. This trek takes you to all the interesting places in the Everest Region. The trek shows us the hospitality of the local Sherpa people amidst their difficult and challenging life. Touch Kailash will take you on an epic journey to the foothill of the Mt. Everest, the highest peak of the earth. This trek offers us beautiful landscapes view of the Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Changtse, Nuptse, Amadablam and several other high peaks of the Mahalangur Mountain range.
Our EBC Gokyo lake trek itinerary starts with you arriving at the Tribhuvan International Airport. We will fly to the Tenzin and Hilary Airport from Kathmandu and start to trek to Phakding. Same as the Everest Base Camp Trek, we will continue to climb until we arrive at the base camp. From there, we will trek towards Dzongla and Dragnak before arriving at the lake village of Gokyo. Attractions of this trek are the high peaks, clear flowing rivers, frozen lakes and the Tibetan influenced the culture and tradition of the local Sherpa people. Completion of this trek takes up to 17-21 days based on your schedule and requires a moderate level of fitness.
Day 01:Kathmandu Arrival
Day 02:Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley and trip preparation. Overnight at Hotel
Day 03:Fly to Lukla (2860m) and trek to Phakding (4/5 hours - 2610m) - Overnight at local guest house
Day 04:Trek to Namche Bazar. (6/7 Hours - 3440m). Overnight at local guesthouse
Day 05:Acclimatization in Namche Bazar
Day 06:Trek to tengboche. (5/6 Hours - 3860m) Overnight at local guesthouse
Day 07:Trek to Dingboche. (5/6 Hours - 4410m) Overnight at local guest house
Day 08:Trek to Lobuche. (4 Hours - 4930m)
Day 09:Trek to Everest Base camp (5364m) and come back to Gorakhshep (7/8 Hours - 5170m)
Day 10:Climb Kalapathar (5545m) early in the morning. Trek back to Feriche. (4/5 Hours - 4240m). overnight at local guest house
Day 11:Trek back to Namche. (6/7 Hours - 3440m). Overnight at local guest house
Day 12:Trek back to Lukla. (6/7 Hours - 2860m) Overnight at local guest house
Day 13:Fly back to Kathmandu (35 minutes). transfer to Hotel and rest.
Day 14:Spare day in Kathmandu. in case of disturbance in Lukla flight. Overnight at Hotel
Day 15:Final departure
Day 01Kathmandu Arrival we discuss trekking and other arrangements if time permits. Overnight at HotelWe pick up you from Tribhuban International airport Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel. We discuss trekking and other arrangements if time permits.
Day 02Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley and trip preparation. Overnight at HotelWe starts sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley. A famous Hindu temple, A biggest Buddhist stupa and old king palace are covered. All these sides are listed in UNESCO sutural heritage sides. Late afternoon back to hotel and briefing about the trip.
Day 03Fly to Lukla (2860m) and trek to Phakding (4/5 hours - 2610m) - Overnight at local guest houseWe start a sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley. A famous Hindu temple, A biggest Buddhist stupa and old king palace are covered. All these sides are listed in UNESCO sutural heritage sides. Late afternoon back to hotel and briefing about the trip.
Day 04Trek to Namche Bazar. (6/7 Hours - 3440m). Overnight at local guesthouse starting of the day is easy walking at flat land. We cross a couple of similar villages on the and Cross Everest National Park permit checking counter. Cross several high and long suspension bridges. Your first challenging uphill of this trek at the end of the day to reach Namche Bazar.
Day 05Acclimatization in Namche Bazarsort hiking to viewpoint and Khumjung village. overnight at local guest houseNamche is a great town with numerous little stores with numerous ranges of items from souvenirs to trekking gears. There are also restaurants, coffee shops, bakery and bars. We involve in short hiking tour to Everest viewpoint and explore Khumjung village. Come back to Namche and overnight
Day 06Trek to tengboche. (5/6 Hours - 3860m) Overnight at local guesthouse start trekking with easy climbing than trail goes flat and down till Phunki Thanka. After crossing the suspension bridge, start last bit of the climb into Tengboche Monastery. It is fairly steep but not as long or difficult as previous from Phakding to Namche. Reach Tengboche and explore Tengboche monastery. Tengboche Monastery is one of the larger monasteries in this trek
Day 07Trek to Dingboche. (5/6 Hours - 4410m) Overnight at local guest housetoday is one of the easiest days so far and started with going downhill on a fairly wide path with well-established trees covering the path. Time of reaching Dingboche, land became less vegetation and plateau type. The massive view of Mt. Everest, Amadablam and more other mountain are near as you walk further
Day 08Trek to Lobuche. (4 Hours - 4930m) The short distant walking today from Dingboche to Lobuche. It is just awesome walking throughout largest mountains all around. We reach Lobuche at early afternoon. Have good rest in high altitude. You also can meet some peoples going to Gokyo lake via this place.
Day 09Trek to Everest Base camp (5364m) and come back to Gorakhshep (7/8 Hours - 5170m)Total trekking duration is long today. Start walking over glassier with huge rocks. About 2 hours continue walking reach Gorakhshep, which is last lodges in this trek. Fix our room for tonight and further walking to Everest Base Camp. It is all walking over glacier and with heavy wind. It takes around 6 hours to be and back to Gorakhshep
Day 10Climb Kalapathar (5545m) early in the morning. Trek back to Feriche. (4/5 Hours - 4240m). overnight at local guest houseearly in the morning climb to Kalapathar. Reach before sunrise on the top and view the panoramic Himalayas with the sunrise. Get down to lodge and take breakfast. Start trekking down to Feriche via Lobuche. Along the way we pass many memories dedicate to those who passed the way attempting to climb the peaks.
Day 11Trek back to Namche. (6/7 Hours - 3440m). Overnight at local guest houseIt is long trekking down to Namche Bazar losing approximately 800 mitres. Trekking trail includes lots of ups and downhill. Some of them are serious uphill too. At our lunch time we reach Tengboche monastery and then serious walking down. Once you cross rive of Phunki Thanga, steeply up for 2 hours and get flat land to reach namche.
Day 12Trek back to Lukla. (6/7 Hours - 2860m) Overnight at local guest houseanother long day walking at the end of your Everest base camp trekking. All the way down till the long suspension bridge till foot of Namche. Follow all the way flat way to Lukla via many villages including Phakding, where we stayed a night in our first day of trekking.
Day 13Fly back to Kathmandu (35 minutes). transfer to Hotel and rest.Early in the morning reach at Airport and fly back to Kathmandu. It is 35 minutes flight back and transfers to Hotel. Take rest and fresh after your long trekking.
Day 14Spare day in Kathmandu. in case of disturbance in Lukla flight. Overnight at HotelToday is the spare day of the trekking. In case of you need one more day acclimatization at the mountain or in case of your flight cancellation of Lukla. You still can plan to visit some historical places in Kathmandu valley.
Day 15Final departure We Drop you international airport for your final departure
Trip insurance is important documents. Touch Kailash Travels and tours do not need your insurance policy for permit and visa confirmation. it is only for your secure and immergency. make sure your insurance cover travelling up to 5600 miter altitude and cover Emmergency rescue and Medical bills.
Oxygen level is less at higher altitudes. The inclement weather and high altitude induces certain illness generally not encountered over the plains. Headache, nausea, lassitude, lethargy, breathlessness, general uneasiness [malaise], high irritability, light loss of balance, disorientation, incoherence and insomnia are a few. It is common to all irrespective of the age, sex and physical fitness. Gradual acclimatization is the best answer. Tranquilizers, sleeping dose and strong anti-biotic must be avoided. Some of symptoms indicate that the body mechanism is readjusting to new environments. The best idea is deliberately slow down all the activities and follows the following rules:
You are advised to own a small waist pouch or document bag to manage the following documents properly;
Note: Touch Kailash Travel provide you big bag and small day carry bag for Yatra
Note: Down Jackets and Sleeping bags will be provided on returnable basis at Kathmandu for the Yatra
PERSONAL & GENERAL ITEMS TO MAKE YOUR JOURNEY ENJOYABLE
FIRST AID KIT – ALSO INCLUDE
Arrival at Tribhuvan international airport Kathmandu (1350m) Transfer to Hotel and Overnight.
Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley and preparation for the trip. Overnight at Hotel
Kathmandu – Lukla - Phakding (2610m -4/5 HRS) overnight at local tea house
Phakding – Namche Bazar (3440m – 6/7 HRS) Overnight at local tea house
Day acclimatization in Namche Bazar. Overnight at local tea house
Namche – Tengboche (3860m- 6/7 HRS) Overnight at local tea house
Tengboche – Dingboche (4410m- 6/7 HRS) Overnight at local tea house
Acclimatization in Dingboche. Easy hiking around and overnight
Dingboche to Lobuche (4930m – 4/5HRS) Overnight at local tea house
Lobuche – Gorakhshep - Everest Base Camp (5364m) – Gorakhshep (5170m – 7/8HRS) Overnight at Local tea house
Gorakhshep – Kalapathar (5545m) - Dzongla (4830m – 5/6 HRS) Overnight at local tea house
Dzongla - Chola pass (5420m) and reach to Drangnak (4800m - 6/7 Hours) Overnight at local tea house
Drangnak - Gokyo Lake (4790m – 3 Hours) Overnight at local tea house
Excursion around Gokyo Lake climb Gokyo Ri (5357m) Overnight at Gokyo. Overnight at local tea house
Gokyo to Dole (4200m - 5 HRS) Overnight at local tea house
Dole to Namche Bazaar (3446m - 5HRS) Overnight at local tea house
Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2840m - 6/7 HRS. Overnight at local tea house
Fly back to Kathmandu and rest. overnight at Hotel