Everest Gokyo Lakes Trek

This is one of the more adventurous treks in the Everest Himalayas, following the high route pass of Cho La (5330m) into the Base Camp of Mount Everest. This ascent follows the Dudh Koshi and Khumbu valleys from the homeland of the Sherpa people to the Gokyo valley, which provides breath-taking views of four 8,000m peaks; Everest, Cho Oyu, Makalu and the largest glacier in Nepal, the Ngozumpa glacier. We visit the turquoise Gokyo lakes before following the footsteps of the yeti over the high route pass of Cho La (5330m) into the Base Camp of Mount Everest. 

Following the Dudh Koshi river valley brings you towards the bustling market town of Namche Bazaar which has a great atmosphere, perfect for soaking up the magnificent mountain scenery.  Awe-inspiring views of some of the biggest mountains in the world provide a dramatic backdrop as you venture further into the Khumbu valley. After trekking to Gokyo, the return follows the route through Everest Base Camp, an ascent of Kalar Pattar for close-up views of Everest, down to the stunning Tengboche Monastery, Khumjung village, Namche Bazaar and finally back to Lukla.

Kathmandu is at an approximate altitude of 1400m and the flight to Lukla will take you up to a height of 2866m.  With Gokyo Ri standing at 5483m, Everest Base Camp standing at 5360m and Kala Patthar at 5545m, the Gokyo Lakes trek gains a total of 2679 metres from Lukla and 4145 metres from Kathmandu.

For more information and booking please visit Adventure Alternative - Gokyo Lakes Trek. 

Please note that the required number of participants is at a minumum of 2 and a maximum of 12 participants. Nevertheless, it doesn't mean that you have to be a group of 2 to book the trip.


20 Days - Summary

Day 12:  ZongLa - Labouche

Day 13: Labouche - Gorak Shep

Day 14: Gorak Shep - Everest Base Camp

Day 15: Everest Base Camp - Lobuje

Day 16 to 18: Over three days a descent via Namche Bazaar all the way to Lukla

Day 19: Lukla flight to Kathmandu

Day 20: Depart Kathmandu

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 2: Rest day and jetlag recovery

Day 3: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Trek to Phakding or Jorsale

Day 4 & 5: Namche Bazaar

Day 6: Namche Bazaar - Dole

Day 7 – 9: Macherma - Gokyo Lakes and climbs of Gokyo Ri

Day 10: Gokyo Lakes - Thangna

Day 11: Thangna -ZongLa

For a more detailed itinerary of this trip please click here.

Fitness Level

Price

$ 2,057 or £1,595

 

Dates

2019

  • 25 April  - 14 May 2019 
  • 17 October - 05 November 2019 

2018

01- 20 November 2018 

 

Package

Excludes:

  • International flight to Kathmandu (~$925)
  • Meals and drinks in Kathmandu (~$60)
  • Personal costs like drinks, laundry, hot showers, bottled water
  • Trip Insurance
  • Visa
  • Sightseeing Tours
  • We do recommend offering a tip at the end of your trip to your guide and porters, as tips are not included in the package price.

Includes:

  • Airport transfers
  • Internal flights to and from Lukla
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu for 3 nights - twin/double rooms
  • Accommodation in lodges/tea houses (twin rooms with beds and mattresses)
  • Three meals per day during the trek, and hot drinks (e.g tea, coffee, juices)
  • Sagamartha National Park Fees
  • Sherpa guides (English speaking, trained in first aid)
  • Porters (1 per member, carries about 15kgs)
  • Staff food, insurance and equipment