Luxurious EBC and Gokyo Lake Trek – 11 days

Luxurious EBC and Gokyo Lake Trek – 11 days

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Luxurious EBC and Gokyo Lake Trek – 11 days Highlights

  • Trek through the lush terrain of the Gokyo Valley and see traditional Sherpa villages and culture.
  • Namche Bazaar – the Sherpa Capital
  • historical Buddhism Old monasteries
  • Explore the flora and fauna of Sagarmatha National Park
  • Prayer wheels, colorful flags, Mani stones, high suspension bridges
  • Hidden Gokyo valley, Gokyo Lake, and Cho La Pass (5,420m)
  • Learn about the lifestyle of the local Sherpas around the Everest Region during acclimatization days
  • A sense of achievement after reaching Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar viewpoint (5550 meters).
  • Stunning views of peaks over 8000m including Mt. Everest (8,848m)
  • An awe-inspiring sight of the most significant natural structures – Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Ama Dablam, and Mt. Cho Oyu

Since this year 2023, Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake Trek can be completed in 11 days. We have changed some ideas and trying to provide the clients some luxurious trip, which can best for short timers who have extremely interested to experience the Gokyo Lake and Everest Base Camp Trek both at once in few days.

In fact, this trek takes normally 16 days to complete the trip in the past.

It is well known that most of the trekkers just come to Nepal to explore to Everest Base Camp or Gokyo Lake, then they need to fix next adventure trip either one for next time.

So we have made an itinerary to complete in once in 11 days to all. This trek is for short and sweet for luxurious travelers who have money and interest but not enough time to walk slowly. Also this trekking route is to and from, there is not alternative route and come back by same route, it does not give new taste walking back, so better to walk up to EBC and Gokyo Lake with single way and back to Kathmandu by Helicopter which makes you relax from some days tired walking.

Luxurious trekking means to and from by Helicopter and stay in Kathmandu is 5 star luxurious Hotel. In Kathmandu, your all trip will be operated by nice Car.

In Everest Trekking Region, sometimes weather can bad a week long which makes big disturbance their trekking dream of reaching Everest Base Camp and becomes aimless because of flight cancellation. So to escape from this situation, your both way flight trip is done by Helicopter which has very few chances to cancel the flight of Helicopter.

Helicopter can flight any kinds of weather condition, so it makes easy to get successful trekking to Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake Trek.

Luxurious EBC and Gokyo Lake Trek – 11 days Detail Itinerary

After landing at Kathmandu airport, our representative pick you up and take to you to Hotel. In hotel our tour officer will brief you about your trip in detail. Lay on the bed for the rest after the long hours of air travel. You will meet the climbing guide and after introducing him, you will do some necessary shopping for the peak climbing with Guide or walk in Thamel street for relax.

In the morning, after boarding pass, fly to Namche Bazaar. Namche bazaar is located highest place, so you need acclimatization, so we keep you this day rest in here and walk around there, it knows that your altitude sickness can be digested or not, then it is easy to go ahead of other process. Namche Bazaar (3,440m), the central trading outpost of the region. At this point, we take a well-deserved break! Today will be spent resting and allowing our bodies to become acclimatized to the lofty altitude. There’s an optional 2 hour hike to Everest View Point, an uphill walk that will help speed acclimatization. Otherwise, spend the day exploring Namche Bazaar. Check out the Sherpa museum for an overview of the Sherpa culture and history of mountaineering. On Saturdays, the Hatt Bazaar is open for trading and an intimate look at the locals’ marketplace. It is part of the larger Namche Bazaar, a shopping hub filled with all manner of trekking and mountaineering clothing and equipment.

After three nights in Namche we move off the main Everest trail and move to Dole at 4,110 m/ 13,152 ft. We climb steeply out of Namche Bazzar up to Khumjung Village. From Khumjung, we can enjoy outstanding views of Thamserku, Kantenga, and Ama Dablam. Most strenuous ascent of the day is pass the Mong La, a very enchanting place nested on the spur of Mt. Khumbila. An ancient historical Chorten stands at the center of the settlement of Mong La. We stop at the top of Mong La to admire the grandest views of surrounding snow-capped mountains and valleys while having lunch. While on the way it will not be unusual to spot wild life, like pheasants, mountain goats, and the evasive musk deer. Traversing through forests, some water falls and bridges, we reach at Dole, a small place with a few teahouses. We will be trekking for 6/7 hours

You might come to appreciate the term ‘short walking day’. Today will be just that, with a climb out of the small Dole Valley before a gradual ascent up the Dudh Kosi Valley, high above the river. Though the walk is quite easy you’ll definitely start to feel the effects of altitude on even the smallest hill. The barren alpine scenery, with only small clusters of scrub juniper, is a stark contrast to the snowy white peaks and deep blue skies. After a couple of hours you’ll arrive at Luza (4360m), then soon enough you’ll reach the lodge at Machhermo – tonight’s accommodation. If you’re still feeling energetic, then after lunch there’s the option to take an excursion across rocky rubble to the base of Kyajo Ri (6168m) and Machhermo Peak (6073m). Watch out for a yeti though – it was spotted here in 1974 when three yaks were killed and a Sherpa girl was injured when trying to fight off a hairy, ape-like intruder! beauty!

Today will be the Gokyo Lakes sightseeing day. After an hour trek, we will be crossing the elevated grazing lands and reach Phanga. In this region, you can see the memorials of people who lost their lives during the landslides. As our journey elevates, the paths become narrower, and you will reach the outlet of the first Gokyo Lake, which also happens to be the smallest among the five major Gokyo lakes. The Gokyo village itself lies a short walk ahead from the third Gokyo lake, and it is one of the highest settlements in Nepal. In the middle of the Gokyo Valley, you will be able to see an uphill, which is the famous Gokyo Ri viewpoint.

Today is a significant and difficult day, because many of you (if not all of you) are waiting for the first Himalayan peak - Gokyo Ri, at a height of 5,330 m. It may be quite small in the scale of the surrounding mountains, but not everyone has been on such a height! The ascent itself is not technically difficult but it would require a lot of effort and perseverance because of the lack of oxygen at altitude. It is good that we have got good acclimatization. We set off for the ascent at 5 am and somewhere on the way we will meet a beautiful sunrise. We will have views of peaks like Everest, Nuptze, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholatse and Taboche. About 30-40 minutes rest on the summit and make a photos then we start the descent. At the lodges we have breakfast, rest for a while and go on to the village of Dragnak.

Thaknak over the Cho-la Pass 5,367m/ 17,604 ft to Dzongla 4,830m/ 15,939 ft. Crossing the Cho La Pass is very challenging and not to be underestimated. Today is the toughest day of the trek and we need to start early at 4-6am compared to other days on the trip. The pass is not itself difficult, but it is steep and involves a glacier traverse on the eastern side. We need to be careful as the trail is steep and the rocks glazed by ice making this tricky for inexperienced trekkers. The trail from Phedi climbs through a ravine and a rocky trail as we climb up continuously. While trekking through the side of a frozen lake we reach at the top of the pass decorated with prayer flags. Ama Dablam commands the skyline over a range of mountains on the south even as Cholatse soar on the west and Lobuche East and Baruntse rises sharply to our right. We need to pass through some crevasses before we reach Dzongla, another beautiful place with a complete view of Cholatse, Ama Dablam, Lobuche peak and the Pheriche village far below. We will overnight at a very basic local lodge. 7/8 hours of trekking today.

This is one of the toughest days of the trek as we cross a high mountain pass, Cho La. From Thagnak, it is an upward climb all the way to Cho La. The path is steep and rocky, and you need to be mindful about not losing your footing on the steep slope. The top of Cho La pass is covered in snow and offers wonderful views of the Himalayan range. Take a steep descent and walk along a glacier. The rock and ice soon give way to pastures, and we arrive at Dzongla, where we stop for lunch. Take a downward trail and head to Lobuche. The walk is filled with amazing sights of the peaks. An ascent brings you to the base of Awi Peak. The trail follows the bottom side of this peak. Enjoy amazing views of Himalayan peaks, including Tawoche and Cholatse. We take a short descent and arrive at Lobuche, which is made up of a teahouse cluster.

This is a big day for all the trekking enthusiasts who dreamed of a trek to the base of the world’s highest mountain. The initial trek will be comparatively easy, as we don’t need to climb much uphill until Gorakshep. The trail will be rocky and craggy and walking along the Khumbu glacier until Base Camp. Almost, a 3hour hike takes us to the stunning small village above 5,000m and we will take rest a few times including lunch before resuming our hike to base camp. It will take another 3hour trek in a rocky moraine trail formed by glacial remains. The breathtaking view of Khumbu icefall, the tip of Everest, and glacier-covered sky-touching mountains give extra charm to the base camp. If we are trekking during spring, we can meet 100s of climbers who are attempting to climb Everest and Lhotse. We came back to Gorakshep for accommodation. Since we are at a higher altitude, proper diet, drink and rest are very important.

Kala Patthar is the highest point in the Everest Base Camp trek itinerary, 5640 m. Many people go to the top of Kala Patar for the sunrise we did it once it was beautiful but in the winter it’s too cold to go up that early. This time we started walking at 7.30am. The walk is very challenging and tough. The ascent takes between 1h30min. and 2hours, the descent is around 30-40min. It’s always very windy and cold on the top. Walking sticks might be quite useful on the way down. The trail is quite clear all the way to the top except the last bit the rocky part you can go up pretty much anywhere. Usually, hikers leave their backpacks in the room, go up to Kala Patthar, come down to Lobuche and fly back to Kathmandu

This day is last day to drop to airport. We will meet you at Hotel and see off for international flight.

Luxurious EBC and Gokyo Lake Trek – 11 days Cost Details

  • What is Included
  • Kathmandu International Airport Pick up and Drop by Car/Van/Jeep
  • Accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu – 5 star luxurious Hotel
  • Kathmandu Domestic Airport Pick up and Drop by Car
  • During the trek, Accommodation with attached bathroom hotel
  • Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast on your own choices
  • Kathmandu to Namche Bazaar Helicopter flight
  • Lobuche to Kathmandu Helicopter flight
  • Professional Guide and Porter Services
  • Insurance of Guide and Porters
  • Daily wages of Guide and Porter
  • Trekking Permit and National Park Fees
  • TIMS Card (Trekking information Management System)
  • What is Excluded
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu while staying here
  • Alcoholic drinks like as Coke, Fanta, Beer, Whiskey, Vodka etc
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos.
  • Travel Insurance and Helicopter Rescue, if requires
  • If flight night possible because of bad weather or road blockage etc
  • Personal Expenses like battery charging, internet etc
  • Tipping for Guide or Porter ( not mandatory but expected)
  • Lanudry Serivices and Phone call
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    Luxurious EBC and Gokyo Lake Trek – 11 days Useful Info

    Trek to Everest and Gokyo with Professionals

    We operate Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Trek with profession Guide and Porter who are entirely familiar and experience about Everest Region and led 40+ treks to Everest Base Camp and Gokyo. We have the tools you need to best prepare for this trip of a lifetime.  If you are thinking of joining a trek to the world’s highest peak, then make sure you do your research, and choose the right team!  We run over 30 trips a year to Everest Base Camp with Gokyo and are happy to get on a call to further discuss this amazing journey with you.  Check out our upcoming trips and GET IN TOUCH today.

    Why Trek to Mount Everest and Gokyo

    Mount Everest conjures up stories of heroism, risk, perseverance, extreme challenge and we have a basic human desire to explore.  We want to help you fully prepare you to be immersed in the mesmerizing world of Mount Everest and the Sherpa people.  This region of Nepal is truly magical, and our treks will show you just how exciting it is. Rich culture, world class mountain viewing, great food, the colorful city of Kathmandu, amazing side trips, along with extremely special people – this trek truly has it all.

    Don’t trust us? Read some REVIEWS from our trips.

    Over the past twenty years of running Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake tours, we have compiled a list of everything you need to know about this famous trek. This information is to help you discover everything you need to know about the Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake Trek, including how to prepare and what to expect from the trip.

    We run over 40 trips a year on the Everest trail, following a number of routes and options. GET IN TOUCH today for more information, check our informative and unique itineraries!

    What Is the Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake Trek?

    First things first, what exactly is the trek to Mount Everest? Mount Everest sits on the border of Nepal and Tibet and there are two main climbing routes. To Climb Mount Everest, you need to establish a Base Camp for the climb. This trek leads you through the mighty Himalaya’s to the Base Camp of Mount Everest in Nepal.

    What is so special about it? Well, first, the history. Mount Everest was first climbed in 1953 by Tenzing Norway and Edmund Hillary. More incredible is the history of the Sherpa people traveled over the mountains from Tibet into the Everest region 700 years ago.

    Secondly, the experience. The Sherpa people brought their culture and traditions searching for a better life. They established the first monastery in upper Pangbouche which we will visit. They built trails and monasteries in places you wouldn’t believe.

    And last but not least, the primary reason for people trekking these trails lies at the end of the road – the base of Mount Everest at 17, 500 feet. Or, to be more precise, 9 days of hiking leads you through Lukla, Namche Bazaar, the famous Tengbouche. Then hike up Kala Patthar 18,520 feet to see one of the seven natural wonders of the world, Mount Everest, bathed in sunlight. It’s not a view you forget.

    After that marvelous crescendo, you get to stand in awe of the world’s tallest mountain, and explore some of the Khumbu glacier.

    How Many Days Does the Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake Trek Take?

    After each time we get to trek to Mount Everest, we start planning the next trip! No matter how many times we have been on this wonderful trek, we are still stunned and in awe of the Sherpa People.

    In total, we run 30 plus treks to Everest each year. Our favorite and popular Everest trekking tour is our sleeping at Everest Base Camp Trek.  We follow the traditional trail that leads you on the famous and original trail to the Base of Mount Everest. We also run a number of other treks through different valleys and over high passes to reach Mount Everest.

    Our Most Popular Tour – Sleeping at Everest Base Camp

    The sleeping at Everest Base Camp trek gives the visitor more acclimatization along with plenty of time to explore the khumbu or Everest glacier without having to rush. For many, this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, so having the time to fully appreciate the beauty and spiritual connection of this remote region makes for an unforgettable trip.

    This is one of the most popular adventure treks in Nepal, as it takes you through some stunning mountain scenery and up and over high passes; Shyangbouche hill, Tengbouche and Kala Patthar.

    Along the way, you will pass many ancient monasteries in Namche, Pangbouche, Tengbouche, as well as no end of stunning natural beauty spots. And not only will you experience the remarkable beauty on Kala Patthar, but you’ll also be resting your head in the best campsite on Mount Everest.

    This trek generously includes 4 nights in Namche Bazaar, the Sherpa capital. We include the best available lodges, one night at Everest Base Camp. We include 2 nights at the Encore hotel in Kathmandu.  One night before and one night straight after the trek.

    We have a team of full time staff on the ground in Kathmandu available to assist you from start to finish. We also have 4 guides for every group of 10 trekkers. This offers you the best experience possible while you are on the ground in Nepal.

    Other Notable Tours

    Everest Base Camp via Gokyo.

    The Gokyo Lake and Everest Base Camp Trek, takes you high into the Himalaya on a less traveled trail. Throughout the trek, the route presents four of the world’s highest peaks, including Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu and Makalu. This trek takes you off the well beaten Everest trail for some unique views of Mount Everest and the surroundings. Our itinerary includes three nights in Namche Bazaar, for optimal acclimatization. Having the additional acclimatization nights on the way up the trail, gives you the best chance of a safe and successful journey.

    The Traditional Trek to Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake

    We boast a 95% success rate to date on our 130km/ 81 mile Everest Base Camp trek, this is achieved by having 3 nights in Namche Bazaar at 3,440m/ 11,300 feet on the way up to the trail. This is a critical acclimatization point on the trail, giving you the best chance of making a safe and enjoyable journey to Everest Base Camp. Every group of 10 trekkers will have 4 guides with them, supporting their journey to Mount Everest.

    How Challenging Is the Everest Base Camp Trek?

    Although hiking to Mount Everest is not mountaineering it is a challenging under estimated trek. The trail to Mount Everest is long, leading through steep mountain terrain and steep stone steps. Also, due to high altitudes and steep ascents, it’s vital to prepare oneself before the trek to Everest.  We’ll talk more about trekking preparations in a moment.

    Permits and Trail Support

    Due to the ongoing erosion, the Nepal Government and locals out of Namche are re-enforcing and replacing parts of the trail. We support this work on contribute to this ongoing work in the region. We manage all the paper work needed to enter the region and Sagarmatha National Park. Securing these permits is only possible through a certified tour company, such as Adventure Land Nepal Tour and Travel and Nepal Jang Treks and Expedition.

    What Is the Best Time to trek to Mount Everest?

    When you’re thinking about booking your Everest Base Camp trek, you can either choose between hiking it during the dry season and wet season. The two differ immensely, so it’s important to consider their pros and cons.

    Dry Season (October – May)

    The dry season lasts from October through May. The most significant advantage is, of course, a significantly reduced chance of rain. In saying that it can rain or snow in any month even the main trekking seasons.

    On the other hand, the dry season coincides with the peak tourism seasons in Nepal. That means a lot more trekkers on the trail. Additionally, with more people interested in hiking to Everest in March, April, May, October, November and December you will need to book your trip further in advance.

    Wet Season (June – September)

    The wet season in Nepal spans from late May to September During this period, the trial is much less crowded, especially when it comes trekking below Mount Everest. The temperatures are also slightly warmer, but there is higher chance of no flights and mountain viewing is poor.

    However, the wet season means that you are more likely to hike in the rain, making the trail more slippery and challenging. Hiking in the rain for the whole day can also be a pain, especially if you aren’t equipped with a top-quality rain jacket.

    Preparing for Your Everest Base Camp Trek

    If you think that you can trek to Everest Base Camp in your worn hiking boots without any preparation whatsoever, think again. First, keep in mind that the Everest trail is over 80 miles of trekking covering over 26,000 feet of elevation.

    Secondly, bear in mind you’ll spend the entire trip in very high altitudes. The highest point on the trail, is Kala Patthar, at 5,645 meters above sea level. Such altitudes mean lower oxygen levels. Being able to withstand requires training and acclimatization.

    And lastly, there’s the case of preparing high-quality equipment. So yes, there’s a lot to consider when preparing for your Everest trek. We are available to offer advice. We will also go on group video calls to support you as you prepare.

    Pick the Right Itinerary to Match Your Ability

    Firstly, you need to do is pick the right itinerary. There is no one size fits all solution. The trail can be challenging, and therefore, you should consider adding more days or even a shortened tailored itinerary to suit your ability. Do not underestimate the lack of oxygen.

    Therefore, you need to make sure you pick the proper acclimatization schedule and days on the Everest trail to safely make your way through and experience. Choosing the right itinerary is vital for a safe, enjoyable, and successful experience in a low-oxygen environment higher up the trail to Mount Everest.

    If you fail to acclimatize well, then you run the risk of getting altitude sickness higher up. And trust us when we say it’s not the most pleasant thing to experience while on vacation.

    How to be Successful When Trekking at Altitude

    Breathing techniques, low heart rates, excellent hydration, and pacing are all extremely important in order to be safe and successful. Also, you need excellent physical conditioning to be able to walk up and down thousands of steps with a weighted back pack at high altitude.

    We can help you with this. DROP US AN E-MAIL today and get access to our Everest trekking professionals. Our office staff have personally made the Everest Base Camp Trek more than 10 times. Pick up the phone and speak to us. We have the trekking team, experience, and knowledge to help you come fully prepared for your trek to Everest.

    What to Pack for the Everest Trek?

    And finally, you need to know what to pack for your trek. We cover that in more detail, but in essence, our advice would be to bring the following equipment:

    a solid, trekking backpack with a waist strap,

    a sleeping bag,

    a change of clothes (hiking pants, merino t-shirts, long sleeve shirts, undergarments, etc.),

    a sturdy and solid pair of Trekking boots,

    hiking socks,

    rain jacket, poncho, or another piece of waterproof clothing,

    cap or hat for sun protection,



    bug spray

    trekking poles,

    toiletries (toothbrush, deodorant, washcloth, etc.),

    toilet paper,

    essential medications,

    some light snacks,

    power bank.

    As said, you will find a full list in our video guide. We will also send you a dedicated Everest Bae Camp Trek 35-page dossier, a full itemized kit list of necessary items to pack, and other information regarding the Everest Base Camp Trek.

    Our Staff

    Adventure Land Nepal or Nepal Jang Trek and Expedition, we provide the best possible service to our customers and are proud of the experience that our Nepalese staff provide. That is why we hire full-time staff in Kathmandu.  It’s a win-win for our staff and customers. Our team are motivated to provide the best possible service with a smile, and you get the most out of your trekking experience!

    Pick the Right Everest Base Camp Itinerary

    The first think you need to do is pick the right itinerary, hence, there is no one size fits all.  One key factor to consider is that you need to have as much acclimatization possible in the critical points of the trek. Therefore, you need 3 nights’ acclimatization in Namche Bazaar on the way up the trail. This is vital to a safe, enjoyable and successful experience in a low oxygen environment higher up the trail. If you fail to acclimatize well lower down, then you run the risk of getting altitude sickness higher up.

    The Everest Trek Requires Excellent Physical Preparation

    Breathing techniques, low heart rates, excellent hydration and pacing are all extremely important to be safe and successful. You also need excellent physical conditioning to be able to walk up and down hills with a weighted back pack at high altitude. We can help you understand more about this. SEND US AN E-MAIL today and get access to the Everest Base Camp professionals who have made the journey many times.

    Luxurious EBC and Gokyo Lake Trek – 11 days Reviews

    Jessie Lauren Brown

    Jessie Lauren Brown - USA

    Pokhara is pure natural city

    I really like Pokhara city in whole trip of Nepal Package Tour, I joined with group for Nepal round trip, I looked around the internet to find group and joining, finally found Adventure Land Nepal Tour and Travel to provide group joining or fixed departure tour.

    I liked Pokhara very much, great Himalayan view from room, big lakes along with Pokhara city, close to hiking hills, greenery surrounding the city, fresh air and attractive spots.

    It was 9 people group, other friend also from different cities and countries. I got new experience to share our feeling and experience to each other.

    It was 12 days Nepal trip, took us different cities and wildlife safari in Chitwan, explored culture, tradition, world heritage sites, buddhist monastery, Stupa, Temple etc which were unique and pilgrimage places to visit.

    Our tour guide Prashant has explained in detail everywhere, which makes very interesting and enjoyable because we learnt a lot about Nepal. It was meaning full trip that different things different knowledge via Guide, he led us nicely and right way to get to places on time. we secured well enough time to use. This tour was really really meaning full and useful.

    Thanks Mr Chij, Tour Operator and Adventure Land Nepal


    Aleksndra - Canada

    Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking

    We were 4 people planned to visit Nepal and all of us checked online price and facility of services, comparatively Adventure Land Nepal found average one, then decided to trek to Annapurna Base Camp, after complete the trekking, we would be happy with our decision. Thought that we got right person, right place and right decision, because our trekking organizer was experienced more than 20 years in tourism field. After arriving Nepal and hearing his briefing, it encouraged us to do as soon as possible do this trek.

    He provided us nice package, Guide was strong and honest, he always gave an idea, what to do, how and where, these all moments were very valuable for us as we were beginners of trekking. Any way we had a lot enjoy even it was hard to walk in the hill sides. Up and down on the trails, it is really hard, but Mountain view and Nepalese lifestyle, their behave gave us plus point to forget that hardness.

    We thanks to Mr Chij, manager of Adventure Land Nepal and Guide mr. Khadka. See you again in next trip.

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