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Everest Base Camp Trek Via Gokyo Lakes – 17 Days

Cross the challenging Cho La Pass, climb up to Gokyo Ri and Kala Patthar, and set foot on the Everest Base Camp. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery in the Himalayan range, the stunning sunrises and the beautiful Gokyo Lakes while conquering this popular but rugged trekking route. Duration: 17 Days (approx.)
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Snowcapped mountains, serene glacial lakes, amazing waterfalls, rich Sherpa culture, physical challenges, and more, this trip offers all. We will trek through dense rhododendron forests, trek on the rugged Cho La Pass (5,420m), stop at remote villages, visit unique glacial lakes, and reach the famous Everest Base Camp (5,365m).
Along the way, we will have fantastic views of Mt Cho-oyu (8,201m), Lhotse, Makalu, Amadablam, Pumori, Nuptse, and of course Everest. Climb up to the peaks of Gokyo Ri and Kala Patthar, and watch spectacular sunrises. When clouds move in from the distance, you are standing above them and feel like you are on top of the world!

- What Will You Do

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 2: Fly to Lukla (2,826m, 30 min), then start trekking to Phakding (2,610m, 3 to 4 hours)
Day 3: Phakding to Namche Bazar (3,444m, 5 to 6 hours)
Day 4: Namche Bazaar - Acclimatization Day. Optional hike to Everest View Hotel (3,865m) to take the first peek of Mt Everest (2 to 3 hours)
Day 5: Namche Bazaar to Dole (4,040m, 5 to 6 hours)
Day 6: Dole to Machhermo (4,470m, 3 to 4 hours)
Day 7: Machhermo to Gokyo (4,750m, 3 to 4 hours)
Day 8: Gokyo – Acclimatization Day. Optional hike to Gokyo Ri (5,357m) in the early morning for a sunrise (3 hours),
Day 9: Gokyo to Thangnak (4,700m, 3 to 4 hours)
Day 10: Thangnak via Cho La Pass (5,420m) to Dzongla (4,840m, 8 to 9 hours)
Day 11: Dzongla to Lobuche (4,920m, 4 to 5 hours)
Day 12: Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,160m, 3 to 4 hours), then to Everest Base Camp (5,365m) and back to Gorakshep (3 to 4 hours)
Day 13: Optional hike to Kala Patthar (5,545m) for a great view of Mt Everest and back to Gorakshep (3 hours), then to Pheriche (4,200m, 4 to 5 hours)
Day 14: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,444m, 6 to 7 hours)
Day 15: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,826m, 6 to 7 hours)
Day 16: Fly back to Kathmandu in the early morning. Free time to explore Thamel
Day 17: Depart or extend your trip

- What To Expect

The Gokyo Lakes are considered sacred by both Hindus and Buddhists. About 500 Hindus take a holy bath in the lakes during the Janai Purnima festival, which usually occurs in the month of August. On an average 7,000 tourists annually visit the Gokyo Lakes.The site is worshipped as the residing place of ‘Nag Devata’ (Snake God),a temple of the Hindu deities Lords Vishnu and Shiva is situated at the western corner of the lake. The belief that birds and wildlife in the area should not be harmed has traditionally protected fauna.

- What Is Included

- Airport / hotel transfers
- Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu flights
- Private vehicle between other destinations for the activities included in the itinerary
- All accommodation on a double occupancy basis
- Trekking Permit and TIMS fees
- All meals during trekking, all breakfasts in Kathmandu, one welcome dinner and one farewell dinner
- Duffle bag for trekking (to be returned after the trip)
- Experienced English-speaking trekking guide and a team of porters (one for every two clients) and assistants during trekking
- Insurance for the trekking guide and porters
- First aid kit (carried by the trekking guide)

- What Is Not Included

International flight, travel insurance, visitor visa fee
- All optional activities
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
- Personal trekking gear (available for rent)
- Personal expenses
- Drinking water, snacks, hot shower and WIFI during trekking
- Tips for guides and porters
- Charges for excessive luggage
- Any other extra costs due to unforeseen circumstances

- Transfers

We will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to the hotel

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Price per person: 1,270.00 

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