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Everest Base Camp Circuit via Gokyo Lakes

  • Everest
  • Gokyo Lakes
  • Everest 2
  • Everest 3
  • Everest 4
  • Everest 5
  • Everest 6
  • Everest 7
  • Everest 8
  • Everest 9

Highlights

  • Visit the legendary Everest Base Camp
  • Visit the awesome Gokyo Lakes
  • Hike along the Khumbu Glacier 
  • Climb Kala Pattha (5550m) for amazing views of Everest 
  • Trek amongst the highest mountains in the world 

Overview

A far remoter trek to the Everest region, our Circuit takes in the best the area has to offer. The Everest region has the highest mountains in the world and it is for this reason that visitors come here. However there are far fewer visitors than one would imagine as the Annapurnas take the lion share of trekkers, so the Everest region remains remote and largely unspoilt. We offer 2 challenging expeditions to Everest Base Camp. Both include the must do climb to Kala Pattha with its legendary views of Everest itself. These expeditions are a challenge to all as altitude can play a part in ones enjoyment of the region. For those who want to see Everest, it's summit and the Khumbu Glacier as well as understand the Sherpa way of life, then our Everest Base Camp expeditions are for you.

Everest Base Camp Circuit via Gokyo Lakes (21 Days)
This 21-day Everest trek has everything: the incredible mountain views from Chukung, Kala Pathar and Gokyo Ri. Popularly known as "The Ultimate Trek," it includes all that the Khumbu has to offer including the fascinating villages and Tibetan Buddhist monasteries and the culture and hospitality of the Sherpa people, who will surely win your hearts. After starting with a flight to Lukla (2,805m/9,200ft) we trek up to Kala Pathar view point (5,550m/18,200ft) and then veer off the main trail to cross the Cho La pass (5,422m/17,783ft) into the Gokyo Valley. To top off this unique trek we climb Gokyo Ri (5,488m/18,000ft) for a panoramic view of the greatest mountain scenery in the world - including five 8000+m/26,000+ft giants and myrid other peaks of the Khumbu Himal.

Moderate to strenuous trekking from 2,805m (9,200ft) to 4,940m (16,200ft) with one pass crossing of 5,422m (17,783ft) and day hikes up to 5550m (18,200ft). Accommodation in comfortable lodges run by Sherpa families. The trek starts with a flight from Kathmandu and includes all meals, services of experienced Sherpa trek guide and porters to carry luggage. Clients carry a light day-pack only and walk at their own pace.

Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrive Kathmandu / dinner with cultural program to start the Everest circuit trip.
Day 02 : Explore Boudhnath and Pashupatinath / Everest circuit trek orientation and preparation.
Day 03 : Fly to Lukla and start Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lakes trekking.
Day 04-05 : Trekking to Namche / Acclimatization rest day.
Day 06 : Trek to Kumjung.
Day 07-08 : Trekking up the Gokyo Valley and enjoy views of massive Cho Oyu.
Day 09-10 : Climb Gokyo Ri / savour the stunning looks of Mt. Everest and pristine lakes.
Day 11 : Trekking on the moraines of the Ngozumpa Glacier to Thangna.
Day 12 : Cross the Cho La Pass down to Dzongla
Day 13
: From Dzongla we trek to Lobuche: enjoy the superb beauty of the Everest region.
Day 14 : Trekking Kala Pathar via Gorak Shep for views across Khumbu Glacier to Everest.
Day 15 : Exploration to the Everest Base Camp.
Day 16-18 : Trekking down to Lukla to end the Everest circuit trek via Pheriche, Thyangboche.
Day 19 : Himalayan flight back to Kathmandu after the Everest circuit trek / Rest day.
Day 20 : Free day in Kathmandu.
Day 21 : Trip ends / Airport transfer to end the Everest base camp gokyo lakes trek.

Dates Don't Suit?

No problem. We can run on any date that suits you. Minimum for Private Expeditions is 2 people, so just bring a friend.

Single Supplement : If you would like to have your own room in Kathmandu we can organise this. The Single Supplement for all Everest Trips is $300 per person. Single rooms are not available outside of Kathmandu.

Inclusions

  • All accommodation in well appointed eco-friendly lodges. 
  • Equipment including sleeping bag, Duvet /Down/ Gore-Tex Jacket and Duffel Bag
  • All park and track fees
  • Porterage and Guide
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 4 nights accommodation in Shakti Hotel - Kathmandu
  • Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Day tour of old Kathmandu
  • Conservation Fees

Exclusions

  • International Airfares
  • Travel Insurance

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