Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Ri

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Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Ri

Everest Base Camp via Gokyo

Everest Base Camp trek is one of the most beautiful treks in Nepal region. Covering Everest Base Camp via Gokyo village, which offers an unparalleled scenic beauty. Gigantic glaciers along with the high peaks in the backdrop and with highest freshwater lakes in offering, makes it a trek of a lifetime.

The Everest Base Camp (regular route) is a busy trail with thousands of trekkers attempting it every year. The gokyo Ri route makes it altogether a magical experience and covers both Gokyo Lakes along with the highlights of EBC.

Trekkers will also be able to witness several high peaks from 6000+ mtrs to 8000+ mtrs. Mountains like Mt Everest, Mt Cho Oyu, Mt Lhotse, Mt Ama Dablam and several others will be visible on a clear day.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu
Our team will pick you up from the Airport and escort you to the hotel in Thamel. Step out in the evening and explore Thamel Cafes and town.

Day 2: Kathmandu to Lukla (air) and trek to Phakding. (4 hours trek)
Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Ri

Fly to Lukla from Kathmandu in the morning. The flight takes about 25-30 minutes from Kathmandu on a 17 Seat aircraft. Once at Lukla, start the trek to Phakding. It is continuous descend and takes about 4 hours from Lukla to Phakding. Phakding is a small village with multiple stay options along with an Irish bar. We will take the hanging bridge at the end of the village and get to the other side for our homestay.

Day 3: Phakding to Namche Bazar (6-7 hours trek)
Everest Base Camp with Gokyo lakes

Continuing our trek alongside the Dudh Kosi River, we will have the mighty Mt Thamserku on our right. The first half of the trek is more or less an easy trail. We will stop at Jorsale right after Monjo. This will be the last point before we enter the Sagarmatha National Park and where we will have food. The trail after Jorsale will be a steep ascent. It gets slightly difficult after this point and so we suggest everyone just keeps an easy to manage pace.

Namche Bazar welcomes you with numerous prayer wheels, a small "The North Face" store and a couple of bars.

Day 4: Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazar.
We will have a short hike today to Everest View Point hotel or to Sir Edmund Hillary School at Khumjung Village.

Day 5: Namche Bazar to Dole (7-8 hours trek)
It will be an early start from Namche Bazar where we will trek to the village called Kyangjuma. From here till Mongla, it will be a steep ascent and is the most difficult part of today's trek. On a clear day, we get the beautiful view of Mt Khangteka and Mt Thamserku. We will stop for lunch at Mongla. Moving on, we will cross the Phortse village. We will see many waterfalls after Phortse village on our way to Dole.

Day 6: Dole to Machhermo (4 hours trek)
The day starts with an ascent for the initial one-hour and post which the trek becomes fairly moderate. On a clear day, we also get to see Mt Cho Oyu right in front of us on the trail. An easy 4 hour trail will bring us to Machhermo. Comparatively a small village compared to Phakding or Namche, the homestays are still very welcoming.

Day 7: Machhermo to Gokyo Village (6-7 hours trek)
Everest Base Camp Trek with Gokyo Ri

Our trek today will have some incredible views to offer. We will be covering the three of the five Gokyo lakes. With an initial descend to the river and followed by a steep incline to the first Gokyo lake. We will continue on the trail which will bring us to the second and finally to the third (and the most beautiful) Gokyo lake. The homestays are right next to the third Gokyo lake and is surely a treat to every trekkers eyes.

Day 8: Gokyo village to Gokyo Lakes (2.5 hours trek one way)
Gokyo and Everest Base Camp Trek

A quick trek further ahead of the third Gokyo Lake brings us to the 4th lake. Another 2 hours from here will bring us to the 5th Gokyo lake. It has some of the most magnificent views in the region. We will also get to experience the entire Ngozumpa glacier. After spending sometime at the lake, we will retrace our steps to Gokyo homestay.

Day 9: Thanknak via Gokyo Ri (7-8 hours trek)
We will go for an early morning trek to Gokyo Ri to experience some of the most famous mountains falling in one line. The view of Gokyo lakes from Gokyo Ri are simply incredible to say the least. Our trek to Thangnak will take about 3 hours or so. Once we go doen to the Ngozumpa glacier, the trail leading to Thangnak is mostly flat from this point.

Day 10: Thangnak to Zongla via Chola Pass (6-8 hours)
Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes

It is going to be a long day today and so we start early. We will target to leave the homestay at around 6 in the morning. This will give us plenty of time to manage the trek at our own pace. We will be crossing the Chola Pass at 5370 meters. The trail starts with an initial ascend with the river flowing by our side. Prayer flags will welcome us at the pass and it the views from the Pass are absolutely mesmerizing. The trail up to the pass and then the descend is full of screes so we will be negotiating it carefully.

Day 11: Zongla village to Lobuche (4 hours trek)
It is going to be an easy day today. Our trek to Lobuche will take about 3-4 hours. We will be witnessing the Chola Tso (lake) along with Thokla Pass memorial. The trail will then merge with the trail coming from Periche, which is taken by the trekkers attempting Everest Base Camp without Gokyo Ri route.

Day 12: Lobuche to Gorakshep (along with the Everest Base Camp) (8 hours trek)
Gokyo Lakes Trek To Everest Base Camp

Today's trek will offer us some incredible views of Mt Pumori along with Mt Nuptse. Via the Lobuche Pass, we will reach Gorakshep and once we leave our packs at the hotel at Gorakshep, we will continue on the uneven trail toward the Everest Base Camp. Numerous flags at the base location will welcome us.

Day 13: Periche via Kala Pathar (8 hours trek)
We will take about 3-4 hours to reach Kala Pathar. It is from Kala Pathar that we will get a full vertical sight of Mt Everest. We will spend some at Kala Pathar and then begin our trek to Periche via Dughla.

Day 14: Periche to Namche Bazar (7-8 hours trek)
Everest Base Camp via Gokyo village

Through the villages of Pangboche, Dengboche and Tengboche, we will reach Namche Bazar. It will be a comparatively easy day. We will have our lunch point at Tengboche.

Day 15: Namche Bazar to Lukla (7-8 hours trek)
While the trail today is a beautiful trek alongside the Dudh Kosi River, the second half of the trail, which brings us to Lukla, can be a challenging one. It will be a continuous ascends. We will spend the night at Lukla at a homestay.

Day 16: Lukla to Kathmandu (Flight)
We will take the flight from Lukla airport back to Kathmandu.

Inclusions:
Meals - All the meals mentioned above from Lukla to Lukla
Accommodation – 1 Night before the trek at Kathmandu and 1 Night after the trek.
Homestays throughout the trek.
Airport transfers - Kathmandu to Thamel (Day1)
- Thamel to Kathmandu (Day2)
- Kathmandu hotel to airport (Day16)
Camping/ tea house on double/ triple sharing basis
A certified wilderness first aid responder for any medical emergencies
An experienced and certified skilled mountaineer as the trek leader
2 trek leads for a group of maximum 12-14 trekkers. Generally it is 1 lead to about 6 members.
2 guide for a group of maximum 12-14 trekkers. Generally it is 1 guide to about 6 members.
All our guides and trek leads are professionally trained/ skilled and have many years of relevant experience in guiding and leading treks.
Mattresses
Toilets – clean and hygienic
First aid medical kit with medical assistance for the trekkers
Oxygen cylinder with oxy meter for a close daily check-up
Camping & trekking permits and permissions from the local administrations/ authorities

Exclusions:
Service tax 5% (as per the current in GST)
Porter/mule charges to carry your personal bags/ offloads
Any meals/services not mentioned above
Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
Insurance 
Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.
Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
Any charges for video cameras, still cameras, etc.

Payment:
Payment to be made by Bank Transfer/Cheque/DD in favour of M/S Wanderers payable at New Delhi/Gurgaon or online through our payment gateway.

Bank details:
Yes Bank
New Friends Colony
Account Number: 006961900002710
Account Type: Current Account
Name: M/S Wanderers
IFS Code: YESB0000069

Payment for this trip will not be adjusted against any future trips.

Cancellation Policy:
45 Days: Full refund (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.
30-45 Days: 75% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.
15-30 Days: 50% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings.
15 Days: No refund

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