Gokyo Ri and Everest Base Camp Trek

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  • Duration: 17 days
  • Price: $1,600

This is a strenuous trek which will take you to Gokyo Lake after crossing Cho La Pass at 5330m leading into the Khumbu area and its great vistas. Trekking in the Everest area is a once in a lifetime experience, because it will take you close to world’s highest mountain and you will be able to meet friendly Sherpa people, their villages and their cultures and traditions. The whole trekking route will take you through various monasteries and Stupas. Gokyo Ri or Gokyo Peak is 5357m and is located on the west side of Ngozumpa glacier which is the largest glacier in whole Himalayas. Gokyo (4750m) is at the base of the Gokyo Ri and is one of the highest settlements in the world. Top of Gokyo Ri will give you an amazing view of the five 8,000m peaks: Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Kangchenjunga and Cho Oyu.

Day 1
Kathmandu to Lukla (2840m.) Phakding (2610m.) 35 minutes’ flights and trek about 4 hours 8.5Km./5.3 miles. Night stay in guest house.
Day 2
Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m.) Trek about 5 hours 10.5Km./ 6.5 miles. Night stay in guest house.
Day 3
Namche Bazar: Rest day at Namche Bazaar to acclimatize and explore the area. Night stay in guest house.
Day 4
Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3860m.) Trek about 5 hours 10 Km./6 miles. Night stay in guest house.
Day 5
Tengboche to Dingboche (4360m.) Trek about 5 hours 8.5Km./ 5.3 miles. Night stay in guest house.
Day 6
Dingboche to Labuche (4940m.) Trek about 5 hours 7.5Km./ 4.7 miles. Night stay in guest house.
Day 7
Labuche to Gorak Shep (5170m.) Same day Everest base camp trek. Trek about 3 to 4 hours.3.7Km./ 2.3 miles: Night stay in guest house.
Day 8
Gorak Shep /Kalapatthar/ Labuche: Trek about 7 to 8 hours in total visiting Kalapathar 11.7Km. Guest house accommodation.
Day 9
Labuche to Dzonghla (4830m.) Trek about 5 .7Km./ 4.25 miles
Day 10
Dzonghla/ CholaPass (5368m) – Dragnak (4680m.) Trek about 8 hours 9.5Km/6miles. As we get near the top of the pass we reach a large snow field before descending steeply on loose rocks to the Yak pasture.
Day 11
Dragnak to Gyoko (4750m.) Trekking about 3 hours 5Km/3 miles through Khumbu icefall.
Day 12
Rest day in Gokyo to explore the Gokyo Ri (5357m.) Trek about 5 hours 6Km/3.75 miles. You will get a superb view from Gokyo Ri Top.
Day 13
Gokyo to Machhermo (4400m.) Trek about 5 hours 7.5Km/ 4.7 miles. Descends with a panoramic view of the Himalayas.
Day 14
Machhermo to Mongla (3970m.) Trekking about 5 to 6 hours 11.5Km/ 7.2 miles.
Day 15
Mongla to Monjo (2840m.) trekking about 6 hours 12Km / 7.5 miles. Return trekking along the same trail.
Day 16
Monjo to Lukla: This is the last day of trekking. Trek about 6 hours 13.8 Km.
Day 17
Lukla to Kathmandu: A pleasant flight by small twin otter to Kathmandu with great view of Himalayan range all along the way.
Starting Point Lukla
Ending Point Lukla
Latitude 27° 42’ – 28° 04’
Longitude 86° 33′ – 86° 51′
Altitude Range 2600m to 5545m
Difficulty Strenuous
Trek Type Tea-house
Trekking Distance 132 Km

Mount Everest base camp trekking not only offers a stunning view of Mount Everest, it also covers great view of some 8000 meters high mountains like Mt Lhotse (8516m), Mt Makalu (8463m), Mt Cho-Oyu (8201m) and dozen other snow capped peaks, high passes and Lakes. The Gokyo lake is the most popular in Everest region trek. There are very few things one can do that are more rewarding than visiting the base of the highest mountain in the world.

Trekking in Everest region is not only about nature but it is also a spiritual journey. EBC trek features an array of Stupas, monasteries, and the ever present praying flags made out of silk. Every day of your journey will have a backdrop of the highest and most impressive looking mountains.

Trekking around Everest can be arranged according to your interests, time frame and physical fitness. Everest trek can be made for anywhere between 7 days to a month. This Everest base camp trekking is designed for people who have few week of holidays. This trek is the shortest possible duration for base camp trek.

 

Gokyo Lake and Everest Base Camp trek cost

Full board package USD 1900
Standard package USD 1600
Price based on two people, single supplement charge will be USD 160.  Price also includes all necessary government taxes.

 

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