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Everest & Gokyo Lakes

20 days  |  Starts/Ends: Kathmandu  |  from USD $2,999  |   Guaranteed Departure 

Rise to the challenge & follow in the footsteps of Sir Edmund Hillary with this adventurous trek to Everest Base Camp & the spectacular Gokyo Lakes. Take in Sherpa villages, monasteries, magnificent glaciers & the world's most majestic mountains.

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Day 1

Welcome to Nepal and the start of your Everest adventure! Arrive Kathmandu and included transfer to your hotel. This evening have a welcome drink and attend a briefing about your trek.
Overnight: Kathmandu

Day 2

Today explore cosmopolitan Kathmandu and the surrounding valley. Highlights include the Buddhist Stupas of Bodhnath and Swayambhunath. We’ll also explore Patan Durbar Square, home to more than 50 stunning temples and shrines. This evening enjoy dinner and a cultural Nepali dance performance.
Overnight: Kathmandu  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3
Lukla

Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakdingma. This morning take a scenic flight to Lukla, gateway to the Everest region. Flying over the beautiful Langtang and Jugal ranges that surround the Kathmandu basin and the Rolwaling Himal. After lunch at the riverside village of Ghat, we begin our expedition with a series of short trekking days to ensure we acclimatise. Following the banks of the Dudh Koshi river we begin our gradual ascent to Phakdingma where we spend the night.
Overnight: Phakdingma (Lodge)  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4
Namche Bazaar

Phakdingma – Namche Bazaar. Crossing the river on a large suspension bridge we head over to Jorsale and continue trekking along the river today. The trail passes over streams with wooden bridges and climbs out of the valley to Monjo where we enter the Everest National Park. Continuing on, we make a final steep ascent over 1000ft to reach Namche Bazaar; our resting place for the night. Namche Bazaar is the gateway to the Himalayas and a famous trading place for Tibetans.
Overnight: Namche Bazaar  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5
Khumjung

Namche Bazaar – Khumjung. Today we set off on a steep one-hour climb to the Shyangboche airstrip which serves the famous Hotel Everest View, before following the trail down to the Khumjung Village at the foot of the Sacred Mountain Khumbila. The panoramic mountain views en route today are superb! Sir Edmond Hillary founded the Khumjung School in 1960, which provides excellent primary education for the children in the area.
Overnight: Khumjung (Lodge)  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 6-7
Dole village

Khumjung – Dole - Machermu. Over the next two days we continue our ascent, stopping at small villages along the trail, passing through a beautiful rhododendrum forest and large herds of grazing yak, to reach Dole Village for our first nights rest. On day 7 the trail climbs up through the villages of Lhabarma and Luza to Machermu where you can rest your weary feet!
Overnight: Day 6 - Dole Village (Lodge) Day 7 - Machermu (Lodge)  |  Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 2

Day 8
Gokyo lakes

Machermu – Gokyo Village. Our journey today is guaranteed to be memorable, with spectacular views down the valley to Kantega and up toward Cho Oyu, passing the Ngozumpa Glacier and taking a steep narrow staircase trail to the simply stunning, turquoise Gokyo Lakes. We spend the night at Gokyo; a picturesque village on the shores of the largest lake known as Dudh Pokhari.
Overnight: Gokyo (Lodge)  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9
Gokyo Ri

Gokyo Village – Gokyo Ri – Tagnag. It’s an early start as we climb to the summit of Gokyo Ri (5483m) to watch the sunrise over a stunning vista of the regions 8000m peaks including the mighty Everest. Later we continue our journey, crossing a glacier to reach Tagnag, our overnight resting place.
Overnight: Tagnag (Lodge)  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 10-11
Cho Laa pass

Tagnag - Cho La pass – Dzongla – Lobuche. It’s another early start on day 10 as we begin the most challenging part of the trek, crossing the steep Cho La pass to reach Dzongla where we stay in one of the three available lodges. On day 11 we continue our journey to Lobuche, where we spend the night in a very basic lodge in Lobuche.
Overnight: Day 10 - Dzongla (Lodge) Day 11 - Lobuche (Lodge)  |  Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 2

Days 12-13

Lobuche – Gorakshep – Everest Base Camp - Gorakshep - Kala Pattar – Lobuche. Continuing along the main trail to Everest, with lovely views of Kala Pattar en-route, we hike to Gorakshep. This is a short distance but somewhat challenging at the present altitude. For those with enough energy, it is possible to follow in the footsteps of the late, great Edmond Hillary and trek up to Everest Base Camp, where he and Tenzig Norgay began their immense, record breaking, expedition to reach the highest peak on Earth! Take in the atmosphere and witness the ‘expedition life’ of those present day mountaineers attempting to reach the summit. Return to Gorakshep where we spend the night. On day 13 we climb Kala Pattar for arguably the most magnificent mountain vista in the world; the west and south face of Everest, so close you can even see the incredible climbing route from base to summit.
Overnight: Day 12 - Gorashep (Lodge), Day 13 - Lobuche (Lodge)  |  Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 2

Days 14-15
Pheriche

Lobuche – Pheriche – Tengboche – breakfast. It’s all downhill from now on, as we begin our descent! Spending a night at Pheriche and stopping at the Deuce nunnery for some light refreshments and a chat with the local nuns. We reach Tengboche on day 15 and visit the beautiful Tengboche monastery.
Overnight: Day 14 - Pheriche (Lodge), Day 15 - Tengboche (Lodge)  |  Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 2

Days 16-17
The final descent!

Tengboche – Namche Bazaar – Lukla – breakfast. Trekking back down to the busy town of Namche Bazaar on day 16, where you can spend the evening relaxing or perhaps sampling the local nightlife and enjoying a well deserved drink or two! Returning to Lukla on day 17, we visit a local Sherpa family, where we have the opportunity to sample regional dishes and hear all about the history of the region. In the evening it’s time to celebrate our success, and bid farewell to our fabulous trekking staff!
Overnight: Day 16 - Namche Bazaar (Lodge), Day 17 - Lulka (Lodge)  |  Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 2

Days 18-19

Lukla – Kathmandu. Fly back to Kathmandu on day 18 and spend your final days at leisure; sightsee, shop or simply relax after your exhausting but momentous adventure – the choice is yours!
Overnight: Kathmandu  |  Breakfast x 2

Day 20

Hotel check-out and included onward transfer to airport.
Breakfast

Trek Info

Area covered: Everest region
Grade: Strenuous
Walking duration: 4 - 7 hours daily
Altitude: Max. 5400m
Average group size: 2 - 8


Upgrade Your Stay
We offer the option to pay a supplement and upgrade from basic 3 star to 4-5 star hotels in Kathmandu. Whilst trekking in Nepal accommodation options are limited and basic however we will upgrade you to a higher standard of lodge where possible, although please note that all lodges will be simple.

Trip Highlights

Kathmandu and the Kathmandu Valley - Patan Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Pagoda, Bodhnath Buddhist stupa and various other temples and shrines
Everest Region - Ngozumpa glacier, rhodedendron forests, mountain villages
Gokyo Lakes
Spectacular views of Everest from Kala Patter
Namco Bazaar, gateway to all Himalayan expeditions
Gokyo Ri - panoramic views of all of the regions 8000m peaks including Everest, Lhoste, Makalu and Cho Oyu
Everest Base Camp

Included

19 breakfasts, 15 lunches, 16 dinners including dinner at a Nepali cultural evening.
Arrival and departure airport transfer day 1 and day 20
Touring of Kathmandu, Patan and the Kathmandu Valley
Everest National park fees
All relevant transfers and transportation
4 nights - 3 hotels, 15 nights simple tea houses (shared facilities)
Return flight - Kathmandu to Lukla
Everest Region trek with porter and guide
Services of local English speaking guide for Kathmandu sightseeing

Not Included

International flights, domestic departure taxes and visa
Entrance Fees: USD $30- 40
Tipping - refer the 'Tipping' paragraph in the Go Guide for a recommended guideline.

Hi Charlie,

I returned from Nepal yesterday and just wanted to let you know that it was an absolutely awesome trip from start to finish - extremely well organised, absolutely trouble-free and all in all an unforgettable experience! Our guide was truly wonderful and took good care of us, and they organised everything from flight tickets to Lukla and the National Park permit to a trip to Bhaktapur on our last day. We had a nice and reliable driver and knowledgeable guides in Kathmandu and Bhaktapur and stayed at friendly hotels and pleasant lodges.

Thank you for the smooth booking procedure, and btw, incredible as it may seem, there is actually (more or less reliable) mobile phone coverage nearly all the way up to Base Camp :-)

I had a wonderful time! The organization of the trip was very good and everything ran smoothly, thanks to Laxman, our guide, who was very knowledgeable and efficient.

Im am looking forward to going to Africa next year, with On the Go of course.

Hi Ryan,

Just wanted to say that we are back from hols, and thoroughly enjoyed it!! We actually even made it to Base Camp, can you believe????

I wanted to again thank-you for all your help, and attach a piccie!! Maybe for future use in a brochure!!

Hi Ryan,

Wow! What a wonderful time we had and the care taken by your guides of us was very warm and assuring, certainly not sterile. From day 1 we felt part of the family. The lodges and camping en route were all that we expected. The extra information you gave was spot on. Thank you for a brilliant holiday, we are not exhausted in the least and will certainly be recommending on the go to our trekking friends who are also planning on travelling to Tibet and Nepal in April next year.

Prices shown are per person travelling. 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the 'Twin/Double' price.

2015
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Single Supp.
 
USD $3199
USD $879
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USD $3199
USD $879
 
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USD $3199
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Tour Details
Starts
Kathmandu
Ends
Kathmandu
Departs
October to May
Hotel Rating
3 star & simple tea houses
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
Yes - for included sightseeing & trekking
Meals
Breakfast: 19, Lunch: 15, Dinner: 16

Hi Charlie,

I returned from Nepal yesterday and just wanted to let you know that it was an absolutely awesome trip from start to finish - extremely well organised, absolutely trouble-free and all in all an unforgettable experience! Our guide was truly wonderful and took good care of us, and they organised everything from flight tickets to Lukla and the National Park permit to a trip to Bhaktapur on our last day. We had a nice and reliable driver and knowledgeable guides in Kathmandu and Bhaktapur and stayed at friendly hotels and pleasant lodges.

Thank you for the smooth booking procedure, and btw, incredible as it may seem, there is actually (more or less reliable) mobile phone coverage nearly all the way up to Base Camp :-)

Bettina
Guaranteed Departures
This tour is 100% guaranteed to depart with 2 travellers.
Guaranteed Departures
This tour is 100% guaranteed to depart with 2 travellers.