Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake Trek is the perfect choice for adventure seekers. Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake are 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 Mt. Everest, the highest peak on the earth. This trek offers us beautiful landscapes view of 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 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 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
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High altitudes pose challenges like lower oxygen levels, inducing symptoms such as headaches, nausea, lethargy, and breathlessness. These affect everyone, regardless of age or fitness. Acclimatization is crucial; avoid tranquilizers and antibiotics. Slow down activities, rest frequently, and reduce talking. Walk slowly, keep loads light, and observe silence with a smile. Consume liquids, avoid sudden exertion, and protect against cold. Don't bathe in streams, protect against dust and sun, and follow experienced guides. Prioritize rest, hydration, and warm clothing during winter.
Wi-Fi will be accessible in Kathmandu, but as we venture into the more secluded regions of Nepal, connectivity will be restricted. The tour guide will carry a satellite phone for emergency communication. Wi-Fi connection is more accessible in the Tibet region as well, while there are no such facilities in Mansarovar, and during the Parikrama.
Options for e-sims are widely available in supported devices for cellular data, while mainstream social media including WhatsApp and Facebook are prohibited in China. The use of VPNs may allow for seamless communication with family back home.
During May to September, temperatures in Nepal and Tibet range from 10 to 22°C during the day. Despite the moderate daytime temperatures, the intense sun at high altitudes can create a much warmer sensation. Nighttime temperatures may drop significantly, reaching as low as -5°C.
As altitude increases, the body requires time to adapt to lower oxygen levels through a process known as acclimatization. Proper acclimatization is crucial for maintaining health and ensuring a comfortable journey at high altitudes. Most individuals are affected by the reduced oxygen levels at elevations exceeding 2,500 meters. Diamox (Acetazolamide) has proven to be highly effective in facilitating acclimatization and countering High Altitude Sickness. Further details will be provided closer to the journey.
Please consult your doctor and undergo a medical examination before embarking on the Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar yatra. Given the high altitudes, it is advisable to begin exercises such as walking, jogging, yoga, and breathing exercises at least a month prior to ensure a successful journey.
The Touch Kailash Team will be providing a Duffel Bag, a 25l Backpack, and a Down Jacket (on a refundable basis), upon your arrival in Kathmandu.
Carry a small waist pouch or document bag to organize essential documents:
- Passport with photocopies
- Identity card
- Diary for addresses and contacts
- Ball pens with spare refills
- Travel cheques, credit cards & currency
- Airline/Railway tickets/vouchers
- Any other personal documents
- Big bag for equipment
- Small light trek bag
- Water bottle/Thermos flask (1 liter)
- Enough clothing for the entire journey, including trek suits, leisure wear, jogging trousers, T-shirts, polar fleece, shirts, salwar kameez, etc.
- Wool socks, thick tights, wool monkey cap, scarves, warm light gloves
- Wool/thermal long underwear
- Rainwear (umbrella or raincoat)
- Sports comfortable shoes/trainers (Nike, Adidas, etc.) with a spare pair
- A pair of light slippers
- Toiletries kit (soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toilet rolls, towels, etc.)
- Sunscreen lotion/cream
- Facial tissues, wet wipes
- Plastic mug
- Dusk masks/face masks
Personal & General Items:
- Regular medicines
- Dark sunglasses
- Favorite food for energy (nuts, biscuits, powdered juice)
- Kapoor/Vicks/Inhaler, etc.
- Binoculars/Camera/extra batteries
- Milk powder for tea
First Aid Kit:
- Typical backpacking kit for minor injuries
- Lip balm/Mustard oil/Vaseline
- TCP, salt, mint, Vicks for sore throats
This journey encompasses urban, rural, and remote areas in Nepal and Tibet, resulting in varying accommodations and amenities. Whether it's five-star hotels and guest houses or camping in the breathtaking Himalayan regions under the care of our staff, you can be confident that we will consistently offer the best possible facilities in every instance.
All Travelers must ensure that their passport is valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date of tour completion.
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