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  • Duration:15 Days
  • DestinationTIA Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude5,357m
  • ActivityTrekking, Hiking and City Excursion
  • Group Size2-10
Price fromUS$1,399US$1,500
Group Price Available
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peoplePrice
1 person - 2 peopleUS$ 1399
2 people - 4 peopleUS$ 1350
4 people - 6 peopleUS$ 1299
6 people - 8 peopleUS$ 1250
8 people - 10 peopleUS$ 1199
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  • No booking or Credit Card Fee
  • Free Cancellation

Highlights

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site exploration such as Pashupatinath Temple, Swyambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, and Patan Durbar Square.
  • Scenic and dramatic flight from Kathmandu to Luka 
  • Hiking through the alpine forest of Sagarmatha National Park and exploring the life of rare flora and fauna.   
  • Acclimatization in the famous sherpa capital - Namche Bazaar. 
  • Organize cleaning campaigns in Namche Bazaar and spread awareness. 
  • Beautiful view of Gokyo lakes and Ngozumpa glacier in Gokyo valley. 
  • Hike to the world’s most renowned viewpoint, Gokyo Ri viewpoint, and explore the 360-degree panoramic views of mountains. 
  • Breathtaking views of mountains, hills, and magical landscapes. 
  • Experience the culture and lifestyle of the Sherpa people. 
  • Cultural and farewell dinner in Kathmandu. 

Everest Gokyo trek is an awesome trip for exploring the soaring Himalayas, lofty mountain glaciers, glacial lake, and climbing on the top of mountain pass especially the Gokyo Ri (5,483 m), and then sneak around the lovely sceneries of the majestic mountains including the Mt. Everest, it is regarded to be the alternative trail of Everest base camp and undoubtedly, you will feel amazed and feel as if you are in the paradise of ice land and undoubtedly have opportunity to explore the lovely village of legendary Sherpa, their distinct lifestyles, rituals and so forth.

Everest Gokyo trek is a spectacular trip not merely for having amazing vistas alone but equally for having the utmost adventure. This trip undoubtedly takes you both the areas at once, the Gokyo valley will have an opportunity to have excursion all around the Gokyo Lakeside, cross high mountain pass especially the Gokyo Ri (5,483 m), and then sneak around the lovely sceneries of the majestic mountains including the Mt. Everest. This trip is to give you a glimpse of Mt. Everest from very close and explore the whole mountain range in the Everest region. Everest Gokyo trekking undoubtedly, therefore, is lovely and lifetime experience.

The trail through Gokyo leads you to the lap of the world’s highest Himalayas, in between, you will happen to feel that you are somewhere in the paradise of ice land. Because, you will have the lofty Himalayas towering above, all the way near Everest base camp, while the incredible landscape with greenery jungle in the mid and valleys if not the beautiful settlement in the lower altitude. You will have amazing views of the Himalayas, scenes, and sceneries at every hill or the mountain pass you cross and you will feel really amazing when you stroll along the ice-filled trails especially above the Gokyo valley. You will encounter numerous glaciers, glacial lakes including Gokyo Lake, which undoubtedly have an amazing time for taking a magnificent picture with the backdrop of the world’s highest Himalayas.

When you climb up to Gokyo Ri or Cho La pass, you will have amazing heart-stopping views over Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201 m), Mt. Makalu (8,463 m) or continue north along the valley to the highest of the sacred lake. You will also have the other Himalayas lining up towards north Mt. Changaste (7,550 m), Mt. Lingterin (6,679 m), Mt. Thamserku (6,723 m), Mt. Cholaste (6,335 m), and so forth. Besides having such sceneries, you will yourself reach the top of the high mountain pass and experience the views of jaw-dropping natural beauties, all these make your Everest Gokyo trek a special and worth remembering.

It is not that you will only explore the soaring Himalayas alone but, you will also have an opportunity to explore the beautiful villages of legendary Sherpa, their distinct lifestyles, culture, rituals, their amazing and lively culture and if you wish to you can spend one or two days wining and dining with them and equally explore around the ancient Buddhist monasteries, diverse flora and fauna, and whatnot, all these features have made Everest Gokyo trek worth trekking.

Everest Gokyo trekking begins with a short scenic mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. After landing at Lukla, you will begin your trekking and head up to Namche via Phakding and alongside the Sunkoshi river. You will have a rest in Namche Bazaar, explore around the Sherpa village from where you will have awesome views of a number of mountains at least from distinct, such as Kusum Kanguru (6369 m), Thamserku (6,608 m) including Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8,511m), Nuptse (7,879m), Amadablam(6,856m) and Tawache (6542m) to name a few. Next day, you will continue trekking to Dole via Khumjung village, similarly, reach Marchermo, and then you will enter into Gokyo valley, a mountainous valley located in between the Himalayas and then have excursion all around, next day you will have a short hike to Gokyo Ri (5,357m) and sneak awesome mountain vista. Afterward, you will continue trekking down to Phortse, Pangboche, and then get down to Namche and finally via Phakding, get down to Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu.

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Itinerary

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You will be met by Footprint Adventure Treks and Expedition’s representative at Airport and transferred to the hotel. The remainder of the afternoon at leisure for you to explore, and shopping for trekking. A pre-trek briefing will be given this evening. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation Kumari Boutique Hotel
  • Maximum Altitude1,350m

Next morning, after breakfast you will leave for a whole day sightseeing and visiting around Kathmandu valley. You can visit the sacred Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath, especially old and fundamentally enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. 

  • Accommodation Kumari Boutique Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast & Welcome Dinner
  • TimeFull Day
  • Maximum Altitude1,350m

An early morning start takes us to the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu for the 35-minute scenic flight to Tenzing and Hillary Airport at Lukla (2,804 m). On arrival at the airport, the guide will brief you and introduce our porters before we begin our trek towards Phakding (2,610 m). After landing we have time to explore the village while our Sherpa crew sort and load our trekking equipment. Then we begin our trek by descending towards the Dudh Kosi River where we join the main trail to Namche Bazaar, located just above Chaunrikharka (2,713 m). The walking is easy. After passing through the small village of Ghat (2,550 m), it is a short walk to Phakding.

  • Accommodation Standard Tea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time30min Flight & 3-4 hour trek
  • Maximum Altitude2,840m/ 2,650m

We continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Koshi, crossing the majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. After entering the Sagamartha National Park, the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views. Namche Bazaar (considered the Gateway to Everest) is home to many quality restaurants, hotels, lodges, shops, money exchange services, internet cafes and bakeries. Namche is the biggest town along the Everest trail.

  • Accommodation Standard Tea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6 hour
  • Maximum Altitude3,440m

We will spend a day in Namche Bazaar in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning air. We will trek a short distance to a museum that is celebrated for its exhibits of the traditional customs of the Sherpa people. We will also hike up to the Syangboche Airport and the Everest View Hotel, one of the highest-placed hotels in the world. From this point, we can see rewarding views of the Himalayas including Mt Everest.

  • Accommodation Standard Tea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • TimeFull Day
  • Maximum Altitude3,880m

After breakfast, we start our trek with pleasant walk trail through the forest with a magnificent view of mountains until Kenjoma and the trail goes uphill towards Mung Danda for lunch overlooking the views of Amadablam, Khangteka, Thamserku, Kurum Khangru and also Kongde and Kongde-Ri. Then, following the trail will take us to Dole. Overnight Dhole ( 4150 m)

  • Accommodation Standard Tea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6 hour
  • Maximum Altitude4,110m

We make an early start from Dole today. Our trek today is not going to be that strenuous but it the beauty of nature is amazingly spectacular. After five hours of walk, we will reach Machhermo. We will stay at Machhermo tonight. overnight Machhermo (4400 meters)

  • Accommodation Standard Tea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time4-5 hour
  • Maximum Altitude4,470m

Today, we head for the lakes at Gokyo. We follow a very scenic path to Pangka and then descend slightly, following one of the melt-water rivers which flow down the west side of the Ngozumpa Glacier.we climb a steep rocky inclined into the valley by the side of the glacier, passing the first of the holy lakes. We will soon arrive at the second lake, crossing the path which heads across the glacier to Cho La (5420m.). We’ll see the third lake is known as Dudh Pokhari. Walking by the side of the lake, we will arrive at Gokyo. Overnight at Guesthouse.

  • Accommodation Standard Tea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time4-5 hour
  • Maximum Altitude4,790m

Gokyo Ri looms above the village on the northern edge of the lake. After having breakfast we will leave camp, following a steep path up the hillside. As we ascend, the summits of Everest, Lhotse and Makalu slowly come into sight and the view from the summit of Gokyo Ri itself, is one of the finest to be had in the Everest region. After lunch we will trek back to Gokyo. Overnight at guest house.

  • Accommodation Standard Tea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time6-7 hour
  • Maximum Altitude5,357m

The trail follows a sharp uphill passing through a large sandy kharka. The trail continues to ascend towards the edge of the glacial lake, from where we start to climb the stone steps. Walking along the stone staircase we approach the adventurous and challenging Renjo La Pass  5435m. The view from the pass is one of the best in the entire Solu-Khumbu. The trail now descends around a rocky spur which can be icy. We follow the trail downhill entering a broad valley and towards Gokyo.  

  • Accommodation Standard Tea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time7-8 hour
  • Maximum Altitude5,360m

Today we will hike to Thame, situated at 3800m, and visit the historic Thame monastery and experience spiritual Buddhist practices. We can also witness the lovely culture of the Sherpa people. Spend the night here and enjoy the much needed rest for our downhill trek to Namche.

  • Accommodation Standard Tea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6 hour
  • Maximum Altitude3,800m

We will continue our trek down the Sherpa villages of Thame, leaving the mountains in the backdrop. We will walk down to the village of Namche Bazaar, the epitome of Sherpa culture. We will stay the night at a guest house in Namche.

  • Accommodation Standard Tea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time4-5 hour
  • Maximum Altitude3,440m

This is our last day of trekking as we return to Lukla where the trek began. We enjoy this time to reflect on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part. The afternoon is free, so you can wander about, relax and enjoy a hot shower! In the evening, have a few celebratory drinks and dance with your trekmates.

  • Accommodation Standard Tea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6 hour
  • Maximum Altitude2,840m

Enjoying the last glimpse of the mountains we have recently visited, the 35 minutes scenic flight takes us back to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu, we are met and transferred back to our hotel. In the evening we will have a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural dance performances.

  • Accommodation Kumari Boutique Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Time30min
  • Maximum Altitude1,350m

Nearly 2 hours before your scheduled flight, our company representative will take you to the airport. We are sure; you will back to your home taking amazing experience of Nepal. We hope you enjoyed trekking and want to be somewhere in the Himalayas again.

  • MealsBreakfast

What's Included

  • All ground transport in private vehicles including airport transfers. 
  • Kathmandu city excursion, tour guide, and private transportation.
  • Four night's accommodations with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu. (Hotel Kumari Boutique
  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during trekking.
  • Best available twin sharing lodge/teahouse for the accommodations during the trekking.
  • Desert of seasonal fruits during dinner.
  • Government Licence holder and experienced English-speaking high mountain guide.
  • Honest, kind, and helpful porter during the trekking.
  • Food, Accommodation, Salary, Equipment, Medicines, and insurance for trekking staff.
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu round trip flight. 
  • Trip achievement certificate issued by Sagarmatha National Park. 
  • First Aid Medicine Kit carry by trekking leader. 
  • Everest National Park Permit and TIMS card.
  • All government taxes.
  • Footprint adventure's T-Shirt, trekking map, and duffle bag (in return).
  • Airport departure tax.
  • Welcome,/Farewell dinner with a cultural show program in a typical restaurant.
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Your travel and rescue insurance.
  • Entrance fees in sightseeing sports.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Hot shower during the trek. 
  • Snacks and other personal expenses. 
  • Tips for guide, porter, and driver. (expected)
  • Mineral water, soft drinks, and hard drinks.
  • Donation for local people, hospital, school (not compulsory)
  • Internet, telephone, wifi, medicines, shower, electricity charge fee.
  • Rest of the expenses that are not mentioned on Price includes.

Additional Info

Flight 

Flight is a very important thing for  Everest  Gokyo  Trek. While you are going to Lukla or flight to Kathmandu from Lukla, sometimes will not fly on time because of the weather. after finish the trekking you need to take a private helicopter to come to kathmandu or Lukla. If you have extra 02 days you can catch a flight on time.

High Altitude Sickness
Everest Gokyo Trek would be a lifetime memory in your life. If you are not fit we will not recommend going this trekking. While you are going toward the Gokyo Lake ( 4,790m ) or Gokyo Ri ( 5483m ) you have to eat food and drink sufficient. If you have other serious problems you have to admit the hospital soon in this case you call the helicopter for rescue and our staff will help you with your treatment.

Trekking Grade
Everest Gokyo trek is a pretty long trek that goes right into high mountain country so; it is physically quite strenuous which involves approx 5-8 hours trekking along the way. There is no previous experience is required, used to some regular exercise and enjoy walking in the high altitude conditions.

Weather
The best seasons for Best Everest Gokyo Trek start from mid-September till November end and from the beginning of March until the end of May. The morning time usually clear, with clouds building up during the afternoon, & disappearing at night. Trekking during the monsoon and winter is also possible.

Food
We will provide freshly cooked food from the local guest house or restaurant. You will have breakfast and dinner at the lodge and lunch available along the trail. You can find a wide variety of Nepali and Western food as well as drinks.

Transportation
Everest Gokyo Trek starts your trip from your Kathmandu Hotel so a car or  Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu by amazing flight and the necessary vehicle will come to your place and drop you to your destination.

Telephone and Internet
There are few places available for Telephone and Internet. You can get an internet password from the hotel counter for telephone and the internet cost would be extra.

Electricity
Most of the lodges/ guest houses take an additional charge for battery charging. There is no electricity in the Gokyo lake. There is electricity or solar power where you can recharge your camera batteries, laptop, mobile, etc. that costs you need to pay extra.

Drinking-Water
The bottled water is available along the trail until the last village. You can take buy boil water from the lodge or restaurant or you can use Iodine or water purifying medicines.

Luggage
In Kathmandu, you will get 4 to 5-star standard hotel or resort accommodation. During the trekking part,  rooms will be basic, normally just a bed with a pillow and blankets. You will have a private room but the bathroom will be outside. There are some guest houses with attached bathrooms as well as but they will cost extra.

Group Leader and Crew
We promise we will provide Trained Experienced with honest with local Trekking Guide and Sherpa staff when there are 8 or more members in the Group and porters to carry your luggage and there will be 1 porter for 2 members.

Trekking Equipment
It's not necessary to spend a lot of money on extra equipment and clothing before your trip. The majority of these gears can be bought at reasonable rates in Kathmandu.

Trekking Days
The time schedule is very important for enjoying the trip among the Guide porters and trekkers Each morning after packing our bags and hot breakfast, we set off on the day’s walk. After walking for 3-4 hours we stop for lunch at around midday. The afternoon’s walk.  The remainder of the afternoon can be spent exploring the village, doing a bit of washing, or simply relaxing with a good book. On some days we will arrive at our destination by lunchtime and the entire afternoon will be free.

Customize Itinerary
As per your time schedule if there is not suitable date for trekking departure from Kathmandu so the place mentions your suitable time and date then we will organize your great trip to Everest Gokyo Trek.

Trip Extensions
In addition to Everest Gokyo Trek, we can organize a trip to Annapurna, Langtang, Manasalu, Mustang  trekking, Mountain Flight, the water rafting,  jungle safari, City tour (Kathmandu, Pokhara  or Lumbini ),homestay Tour, Nepal Cultural Tour, Tibet tour,Bhutan tour  or India tour  extension as per your time frame

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