Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes is one of the best trekking packages in Nepal for true adventure seekers who like challenging treks in Nepal. EBC trek via Gokyo Lakes gives you a greater perspective of the incredible landscapes of the region of Mount Everest. To get the best trekking experience, it is important to choose the best travel agency in Nepal. NBM Travel is one of the very few travel companies in Nepal that can make your EBC trek in Nepal possible. Connect with us for the best experience of Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes.
A representative from Nepal Big Mountain will welcome you at the airport with garlands (Mala) and a traditional Buddhist scarf (Khata). You will be then transferred to your hotel. You can wander around the streets of Thamel on the first day and explore shops throughout the day. A cultural dinner will be presented to you at night. Overnight in Kathmandu.
The next day, you will have a hearty breakfast and then start your sightseeing trip in the Kathmandu Valley. A professional tour guide will take you on a private vehicle to historical sites and some of the World Heritage sites in Nepal including Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square, on that day.
On day 3, after your fresh morning breakfast, you begin the wonderful journey. The start of the journey is the most adventurous part. The 40-minute flight to Lukla awaits you with the thrill of getting caught in turbulence because of the mountains hovering in the place. A slightly bumpy flight will provide you with a view of mountains and hills around the place.
After you reach Lukla, you inaugurate your trek to Phakding. Here, you can encounter herds of yaks in the way which are used as the main source of transport. On the way, you will descend towards Chheplung village to learn about the traditional Nepalese of the area. From there, you will be able to have a glimpse of a sacred mountain, Mt. Khumbila. You will spend the night at the Phakding in a teahouse.
You will officially start your Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes on day 4. You begin the trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar. You initiate the 900 m elevation to the biggest village in the area, Namche Bazaar. The beginning of the trek makes you familiar with the yaks rather than the normal transports you are used to. You proceed through the trail north up the valley of Benkar where you cross mesmerizing pine tree forest and Dudh Koshi River.
You move along to Chumoa to reach Monjo, the entrance to Everest National Park. After crossing a suspension bridge, you are introduced to Jorsale village. The Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers associate you with your amazement. Namche Bazaar comes into view after a lot of steep climbs. You have the privilege of viewing snow-capped mountains every now and then like Mt. Everest and Mt. Lhotse. You stay in Namche Bazaar for the night.
Today you spend your day acclimatizing such that you are familiar with the environment before proceeding in the altitude. Trekkers take full advantage of this day by hiking toward the Sagarmatha National Park to get a mesmerizing sunrise view. The spectacular sight of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde, and many other snowcapped mountains is just breathtaking. You can grab the opportunity to trek to Khumjung village (12401ft) where you get to acknowledge the Sherpa settlement. This is your chance to discover the lifestyle of Sherpas as one of them. You spend overnight in Namche Bazaar.
On day 6, you will walk on the trail that climbs steeply through the rhododendron forest. As you continue walking up to the higher elevation, juniper and large conifers will start to appear. Passes through Yak Kharkas and summer settlements, you will see spectacular views of Khumbu La and Taboche and finally reach Phorste Thanga.
You will start your seventh day with a trek to Machherma. You will have a delicate breakfast and then begin climbing a ridge for an excellent view of the valley of Kengtega and Cho Oyu. The trail is lit by the rhododendron forests to the stunning valley. You then descend to a river and again climb up to the Ngozumpa glacier. You will reach Machherma by early noon.
Today is the hardest part of your Everest Base Camp Trek Via Gokyo Lakes. You will be going from a basin with a murmuring stream clustered with ice. As you gain altitude, mesmerizing views of Cho La Lake start to occur. The Ama Dablam and Cholatse peak you from a distance. Upon reaching the top, you see prayer flags, strung across Cairns, flapping in the strong wind. The scenery of majestic peaks in all directions is breathtaking.
Although long, the path leading down to Thangnak can be easily made out from the pass because it is just decent but can be hazardous if rocks are glazed by ice, a bit of cautiousness is needed. You reach Thangnak, a rather more substantial hamlet with a small village. Stepping out of the settlement, you are greeted by fabulous mountain views. The trail brings us to the Ngozumpa glacier edge after a short walk, which is the longest glacier in Nepal. Reaching the other side of the glacier, you get a view of the second of the Gokyo lakes on a series of six lakes. A short distance away is the third Gokyo Lake. We stay at the Gokyo Village for the night.
Today is an acclimatization day. You hike up to Gokyo Ri, 5330m. You will have a tremendous view of gorgeous mountain peaks from above. This will include Cho Oyu, Gyanchung King, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholatse, Tawache, and many more. Those with more time and energy can make a trip up the valley to another lake, marked with the name Ngazumpa on the maps, or even beyond to a fifth lake. Then, you trek back to Gokyo where you will rest for tomorrow’s trek.
Today you leave the Gokyo to reach Thangnak. For this, you will need to cross over the lateral moraine of the Ngozumba glacier and walk across it. There is a short tricky downward slope, where some just take to the snow rather than clamber down the boulders. You go up and down the route through the ice and small streams. The trail through the glacier is a little tricky and dangerous.
The next day, you head towards Cho La pass, dodging the bad weather conditions. Reaching an altitude of 5,300 m too late may lead you exposed to strong winds. You then climb steeply and then descend until Dzongla. You will be rewarded by the magnificent views along the way. Overnight in Dzongla.
The day starts with a steep climb uphill providing a great view down the Chukkhung valley with Ilem peak visible at its end. Most trekkers take a short break here to prepare for the long march ahead. As you walk to the side of the valley, if you look down to the base, you can see a small village called Pheriche where you can treat any emergencies in the medical center. You can refresh yourself in the nearest shops where only a small amount of civilization can be seen. You will also come in contact with the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier.
While climbing up a steep trail to Chupki Lhara, you find an array of stones with prayer flags used as memorials to the trekkers who perished on a mission to climb Everest. You have the opportunity to observe the beauty of Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori, and Mahalangur Himal.
You start the most challenging and adventurous day at the Everest Base camp today. The trek moves along the trails of loose rocks and steep hills to accomplish your ultimate goal. You are under the strict guidance of the guide today so that you don’t get lost in the confusing path. The day is guided by the thrill of rocky dunes, moraine, and streams before reaching the Everest Base Camp.
Upon reaching the Everest Base Camp, tents of mountaineers in bright colors get you excited against the monotony of grey surroundings. The great mountains Nuptse, Khumbuste, and Pumori are experienced from the base camp with astounding beauty. You start your trail back to Gorak Shep for a good night’s rest. You get to sight the highest peak, Everest up close for the first time.
This day, you attain the highest altitude of your whole trek, 5545m. In the cold temperature, you see beautiful peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changtse to the east that warm your hearts. As you reach Kala Patthar, you see up-close views of Mt. Everest making the trek worth it. The panoramic view of the mountains will bring a smile to your face. Now, it is time to return to Pheriche. Any kind of medical problems can be shown in this place after the harsh trek. Your contribution will be regarded as local people’s treatment. You spend the night at Pheriche to gain adequate rest for tomorrow.
You initiate your trek backward truly satisfied with the beauty of nature. As you start your steps, you realize that it is easier to climb down the steep surface than climbing up. Most trekkers feel this hardship because of low expectations. However, after own experience amidst the white and grey background of beautiful mountains, you are truly amazed. Watching rhododendron and juniper trees, you cross the prayer-flag festooned bridge over the Dudh Koshi River. You are spectacled by the pine forests where you may come across colorful pheasants and mountain goats. Gradually, the decrease in altitude increases your energy. You will also enjoy the scenery of Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Nuptse mountains.
Today, you descend downward cautiously on the steep trail and the rocky terrain. It is the last challenging and adventurous trail for the trip which you enjoy fully. You are able to see the Dudh Koshi and its tributaries as you cross a suspension bridge over the river. You reach Lukla after the adventurous steep trail where you can take a rest and relax. You stay the last night in Lukla before flying to the capital city with all the amenities.
New daylight brings you a day of thrilling flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla. The flight will not be as dangerous and bumpy as the first flight to Lukla. Your guide will drop you at the hotel where you can relax for the rest of the day to memorize your journey once again. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 18 is a Leisure day when you will be taking a rest after your long EBC Trek via Gokyo Lakes. If you are interested, our guide can help you to go to other places in Kathmandu. In the evening, you can roam around Thamel street and try various Nepali cuisines. At night, NBM Travel will organize a farewell dinner for you. Overnight in Kathmandu.
You have breakfast early in the morning after which our representative will pick you up from the hotel and drop you at the airport for your flight home.
Deciding the best time for Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes is itself an adventurous elimination game. For the best experience, a clear season is recommended. The months from December to February are cold and May brings summer vibes. EBC treks in Nepal is highly recommended in the month of October-November or March-April when the season is clear. The choice of these months offers you a great chance to view the beauty of the Himalayas at its best. There are blooming flowers such as rhododendron found abundantly in these months. The Gokyo Lakes will also be highly breathtaking in view.
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