“You want some more! Gokyo Lakes: Oligotrophic Gems on Everest Trek will cross every limit”
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, the representative of Travers Nepal will welcome you and take you to the hotel as per the itinerary. After refreshing and resting, you may also visit the Office of Travers Nepal. The Trekking Guide and/or the Travers Nepal’s Official will visit you for the remaining processes and formalities before the trip begins. You may ask related questions and queries to the official Guides as well.
After breakfast, the City Tour Guide will visit y Hotel with Private Vehicle for Kathmandu City Tour. The Tour will be done with other crew members (No needs to join other for Private trips). Out of the seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu, we explore four sites. You may also visit other sites with applicable charges.
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Early in the morning, we take a flight to Lukla. During the peak trekking season, the flights use to be highly occupied, and schedules are very tight. We must have to catch an early flight for a better start. And take breakfast at Lukla as well.
During the peak season, to avoid traffic issues, regular flights to Lukla are used to schedule from Manthali Airport, Ramechap. In such a situation, we even wake every morning to reach Manthali for an early flight. Manthali to Lukla flight goes for around 20 minutes. It takes around 4 hours of drive to reach the Manthali Airport from Kathmandu. The 25-30 min flight will be very awesome with insane aerial views of the diverse geography, terrains, hills, basin, river valleys, farmlands, cities, countryside, and mostly the mountains.
After landing in Lukla, we take our first mountain breakfast and prepare the backpacks and continue to trek. The Porters/ remaining crew members will join us here in Lukla before we kick out our Everest Base Camp Trek. We descend to the bank of River Dudh Koshi passing through the Chaurikharka. Phakding, the small settlement of the sherpa people, will come on the way and we take a break here overnight.
After Breakfast, we begin to ascend through the lush rhododendron forest and reach Monjo. At the very beginning of the trekking, we cross the suspension bridge over the River Dudh Koshi. It takes around 2 hours of average ascends through lush rhododendron, oak, junipers, and pine forests before approaching Monjo. We will see the prayer flags tied on the rock and small stupas on the way.
Monjo is the Entrance of the Sagarmatha National Park, the UNESCO World Heritage Site listed for the importance of the endemic and rare Himalayan species of floras and faunas and the importance of the global ecosystem.
After the formalities/ checking by the forest and national park guards and Armies, we enter the Sagarmatha National Park. The Monjo offers a great glance of the staring Mt. Thamserku. After a while of trekking, we reach Jhorsale where we take our lunch. After about 45 mins of hiking from Jhorsale, we reach the one of longest suspension bridges named Hillary Bridge. The river point underneath the suspension is the junction of the Bhote Koshi and Dudh Koshi. Crossing the bridge, we again take a little vigorous ascend till approach the beautiful Sherpa village of Namche Bazar. The hard climb rewards the very beautiful sight of Mt. Everest and that will surely relieve your stress and tire.
It’s always good to add an acclimatization day when you are at an elevation above 3000m from sea level. It allows our body and health to adjust to the sudden change in elevation, weather, and oxygen level. We must climb almost 1000 meters to reach Namche Bazar and experts recommend acclimatizing to elevation in every 1000m of climb. Considering the elevation, we spend a day here in Namche Bazar and explore the surroundings as well as hike nearby Everest Viewpoint.
Everest Viewpoint or Hotel Everest View is one of the most popular and famous places in the Everest Region/Khumbu Region. The Viewpoint has an astounding glance at Mt. Everest and neighboring mountains such as Thamserku, Kongde, Kusum Kanguru, and Nuptse stood high one after another. It takes only an hour in max to reach there from Namche Bazar. The Hotel Everest View is the world Highest Placed Star hotel and a gunnies world record holder for that as well. Take a cup of tea or coffee and sit in front of the almighty Mt. Everest! This is what we call the glories of Everest Trekking.
We also explore the capital city of the Khumbu Region- the Namche Bazar. This is the largest market and settlement in the entire Khumbu region and the biggest shopping hub for Everest Travelers and trekkers. We visit the explore the marketplace, buy some items if we need and forgot to take them before. We interact and communicate with the local people who are so kind and frank with the visitors.
The segment of trekking from Namche to Tengboche is one of the best parts of Everest Trekking and the most scenic as well. The numerous mountain vistas, landscapes, and glimpses of the Himalayan range are so mesmerizing. Throughout the whole day, we have very great mountain views and landscapes spreading around the Khumbu Region.
After having breakfast at Namche Bazar, we continue our hiking. We cross the small Sherpa Villages, Stupas and Monasteries, Chortens, Mani walls, and Prayer Flags tied over the routes, and pass out the rhododendrons, pines, oaks, junipers, and many other alpine floras.
Remember it is one of the biggest National Parks in Nepal and we may have a chance to encounter some of the rare and endemic Himalayan wild animals. Walking through the glacial of the River Dudh Koshi, we have great views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and many Others. Especially, the Ama Dablam is so iconic and majestic to admire during this segment of Everest Trekking.
The Very beginning of the day trek is very easy for around 1 and a half hours before descending to level the Imja Khola where we take our lunch. After a while, we again ascend the uphill route to approach the Tengboche where we spend a night.
Tengboche is another popular village in the Everest region and equally the best to explore the sherpa culture and history. The Tengboche Monastery is the most popular and one of the biggest monasteries in the entire Khumbu region and the center of the sherpa people faint and beliefs as well. We visit the monastery and wish we can get the blessing of the Buddhist monk. Having a bit of luck, we may meet Lama Rinpoche who is the biggest monk in Buddhism.
Enjoy your breakfast with a great view of tipping Mt. Everest behind the Nuptse range, Lhotse, and iconic Mt. Ama Dablam. Then we start to trek we slightly descend to level the Imja River after Debuche surrounded by pines and rhododendrons and cross the suspension bridge over Imja Khola. We pass the moraines and some stoned memorials in memory of the climbers and trekkers deceased on different mountain expeditions and climbing.
Crossing the Imja Khola Suspension bridge, we reach one of the large settlements namely Pangboche. The uphill ascends from here take us to a small settlement of fancy cafes and bakeries. The trail becomes drier, rugged, deserted, and open. We come closer to the mountains, and they start to appear with their gigantic looks. We then reach Dingboche where we spend a night.
Another milestone! Another likely 800 meters of climbing and it’s time to acclimatize to the elevation and new atmosphere. Dingboche is one of the popular places in Everest trekking and memorable too as Tenzing Norge Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary step their first step for Everest Summit. Here in Dingboche we spend a day for acclimatization and exploring the surrounding and nearby peaks.
We hike the nearby peak called Nangkartshang, 5,083m. it takes around 3 hours to reach the viewpoint. The Nangkartsang viewpoint offers an excellent aerial of the several peaks in the Everest ranges and the gigantic Lhotse, Nuptse, and other snowcapped peaks. Especially, the iconic look of the Ama Dablam, the island peak, Imja valley, and Chukung valley make an incredibly picturesque scene. After the descent, we explore the Dingboche Village. Interact and connect with the locals. It will be very nice to learn and understand their history, bravery, and ability to survive in the highland. Don’t forget to get tips from them to skill yourself.
From here the trekking trail becomes more tough and challenging compared to the previous segment. A thinner oxygen level means more tiredness and more energy consumption. Passing the grazing lands, we join the uphill sloppy ascends and continue to walk through the ridge line, the shoulder of the Pheriche. The environment here is different from the previous days and the terrain suddenly becomes wider open and wilder. We get a great picture of the Tawache, Cholatse, Lobuche, and iconic Ama Dablam on the way. We take our lunch at the bank of t
slopy landscapes the Khumbu Glacier. Another 1hr of hiking brought us to the Sherpa memorial place namely Thukla pass, 4,800m. Several Stone-made memorials in the memories of the sherpa expeditors and climbers are built over here. From here the gradual and even track brings us to Lobuche, the side of the Khumbu Glacier. The route will be rocky, and slippery due to melting snow during summer and snow-covered during autumn. Reaching the Lobuche during the clear sky before sunset allows majestic shades of the evening. Taking dinner early, we get to bed early for perfect sleep for tomorrow’s early morning hike.
This is the most awaited and one of the long segments of the EBC and Gokyo Ri Trek. We kick the day very early in the morning for the glory of this trekking. We begin with a soft walk up to the Gorek Shep. Then after, we take the uphill routes and go along the Khumbu Glacier until the Everest Base Camp. This part will be rocky and craggy. It takes about 3 hours to reach Gorek Shep where we take our meal and continue with glacier/ moraine to reach our much-awaited destination. On the way, we have great views of the Khumbu Icefall and a glimpse of the tipping Everest. The clouds and fogs under the neath separate the snowcapped mountains from the lower alpine greeneries. We meet the number of climbers attempting Everest and Lhotse Summit. About 3 hours of trekking along the glaciers brings us to the Everest Base Camp. We can see the numerous tent and camps for mountain climbers. The close-up views of the gigantic and almighty mt Everest standing tall in front of us from the EBC is what weare giving our all effort in the EBC trek. Imagine the moment. Residing in the lap of the world’s tallest mountains and admiring its glory. It’s the memories no one can explain in the words. After a while in Everest Base Camp, we step back and return to Gorek Shep where we spend a night before diverting our route for another Milestone.
Like the previous day, we start the day very early in the morning. This is another long segment with equal glory and excitement. We hike the highest point of the EBC Trek for the astounding views. We hike up to the elevation of the 5555m at Kala Patthar for the 360 mountain panoramas and the stunning aerial views of the entire Khumbu Region. The Kala Pathar is the most popular and best viewpoint to claim the most beautiful and incredibly picturesque views and vistas. We explore the Kala Patthar and the surrounding gathering the best memories and stepping back to Dzongla for the final destination to explore in this Everest Base Camp Trek i.e. Gokyo Valley.
For the final chapter of the EBC Trek, we segregate the route from our previous path. We follow the narrow and boulder-strewn Valley towards the Steep Rock side. We complete the climb of 600m height to reach the top of Cho La pass and descend the steep downhill with safety causations. This part of the downhill descent is a little hard due to the melting ice, rocks and scree, and scary slopes. Then after the grassy route leads us to the Village of the Thangna settle above the Ngozumpa Glacier.
Despite the tough ascend and descent of crossing the Cho La Pass, we will be stunned by the incredible views of the surrounding peaks and mountains from the pass. The west offers stunning views of the Kyajo Ri and Pharilapche Peak along with other neighboring mountains. On the northern side, the Massif Mahalangur Range offers astounding Himalayan vistas. While the southeastern offers the great show of Mount Cholatse and iconic Mt. Ama Dablam.
The Morning with the fading fogs and mist reveals the rubble-covered wide Ngozumpa Glacier. Nepal’s Longest Ngozumpa Glacier is kilometers long and wide. We hike to the top of these glaciers and descend the rubble-covered grey land. The Western side of the glacier begins to show the Dudh Pokhari, one of the lakes in the Gokyo Lake Series. We continue in the northern direction with the sight of the mind-blowing Cho Oyu. We gradually climb for around 30-40 mins and approach the Sixth lake of Gokyo Valley called Thonak Tsho. We further go through the Ngozumpa Tsho and a small low hill viewpoint offering stunning views of the Gokyo Valley and mountains including Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho Oy, and Gyanchung Kang. We return to the Gokyo valley the night.
Before dawn, we begin to trek. We head towards the Gokyo Ri, the Gokyo Hill. The trails to the ridge go through the lakes of the Gokyo Valleys. The 2-3 hours of hiking take to the ridge of the Gokyo. The Gokyo Ridge offers stunning views of the Cho Oyu, Gyanchung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, and several peaks of the Mahalangur Ranges. After breakfast, we slowly descend the River Dudh Koshi. The descent leads to another ascending. The descent even offers the best views of Mt. Cholatse and Taboche. We arrive at the Chorten at the top of the hill allowing the best glimpse of the MT. Thamserku, Cho Oyu, Kangtega and many others. A few more steps lead to Machhermo for the night.
We gradually descend and reach the Namche Bazaar. We already have enough memories and lots of exciting moments to share with friends and family. The Descending will be a little pacey so be careful about the running pace and avoid any harmful moments. The Descend may cause muscle pain and leg twist so be careful.
We further climb down to rest the Exclusive EBC and Gokyo valley trek. We return to Lukla where we initially began the Trek.
We catch the flight to Kathmandu from Lukla Airport: - Tenzing Hilary Mountain Airport.
For the departure date, our representative with Private Vehicle will pick you up from the hotel and drop to Airport.
I recently completed the Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes with Travers Nepal and I cannot recommend it enough. This trek was an adventure of a lifetime, and the team at Travers Nepal made it even more special. The trek itself was challenging, but the stunning views and unique experience of trekking via Gokyo Lakes made it all worth it. The turquoise lakes and stunning glaciers were truly unforgettable. Our guide, Hari, was knowledgeable and friendly, and made sure we were safe and comfortable throughout the trek. He was always ready to answer our questions and provide interesting information about the region. The accommodation provided by Travers Nepal was also excellent. We stayed in comfortable lodges with hot showers and delicious meals. The lodges in Gokyo and around Everest Base Camp were particularly memorable for their breathtaking views of the mountains. The support team at Travers Nepal, including the porters and assistant guide, were also amazing. They worked hard to ensure our safety and comfort throughout the trek. They were always friendly and helpful, and their hard work made the experience even more enjoyable. Overall, I highly recommend the Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes with Travers Nepal. The trek is challenging but manageable, and the team at Travers Nepal goes above and beyond to make sure your experience is unforgettable. If you are looking for a unique and unforgettable adventure, this trek is a must-do!
Embarking on the Everest Chola Pass with Gokyo Trek with Travers Nepal and the knowledgeable guidance of Roshan Dhakal was a truly unforgettable experience. This challenging trek immersed us in the stunning Himalayan landscapes, introduced us to the warm Sherpa culture, and pushed our limits in the best possible way. With Roshan's expert guidance and Travers Nepal's impeccable organization, every step of the journey was filled with wonder, making it an adventure I'll cherish forever. I highly Recommend Travers Nepal to everyone.
The exclusive Everest Base Camp trek with Gokyo Valley is of 14 days including acclimatization in Namche and Dingboche a day in each place. While the flights to and from Lukla need additional 2 days. Including arrival and departure, the Everest Base camp trek with Gokyo valley takes 17 days. While Traverse Nepal also offers the Kathmandu City tour for Historic and Cultural exploration to learn more about Nepal and its Cultural diversity and historical enrichment.
Gokyo Valley is much worthy and most visited place in Everest Region. It is a great opportunity to succuss the Everest Trekking and visiting Gokyo valley after Everest Base Camp is worth real more. It offers additional milestones and glorious memories in Everest Base Camp Trek. Ecologically, it is best to learn more about the Himalayan ecosystem and glaciers. The majesty of the Gokyo valley is undeniable and indescribable.
Gokyo valley trekking or EBC trekking with Gokyo is one of the most challenging and much harder trekking than other base camp trekking. There are many difficulties of the Gokyo valley trek via EBC such as bad weather and unpredictable climatic conditions, unexpected falls and winds, heavy snowfalls, high cold, slippery routes, and snowy paths are some natural difficulties and challenges. The inexperienced trekkers may get in trouble with Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) or other health issues. Day-long walking for two weeks and different and unusual foods travelers are not of habit, and many other things create problems as well.
Other than the geographical toughness, EBC Gokyo Valley Trek is one of the safest trekking in terms of social contexts and people’s behaviors. The peoples and the guides/ porters are very friendly and kind as well they will make your journey a comfortable and suitable one. There are no points for any doubts about safety, however, teenagers may suffer from some risks and challenges of Everest Trekking such as AMS, low Oxygen, high altitude, extreme cold, or other natural claims. But with proper pre-trek preparation and exercise, anyone holding the average walking pace can complete this one.
Himalayas invites anyone and Everest Trek is for anybody. Passionate travelers, with only a Leg, have also reached the Everest Base Camp and enthusiasts have approached EBC even in Wheelchairs. So, anyone can complete Everest trekking with physical fitness, mental ability, and passion for adventure. So, yes Senior Citizens with breathing health and walking ability can complete Everest Trek.
Yes, Gokyo and EBC Trek are safe for anyone, Women, Couples, or Solo Travelers. Friendly people, helpful trekkers, and properly guided routes make EBC-Gokyo safe trekking. During the Trekking season, there will be lots of trekkers on the route, but among them, many will be women and solo/couple travelers.