Blossom Expeditions

Everest Base Camp-Gokyo Trek

The Everest Base Camp-Gokyo Trek is a populartrek in the Khumbu region. Highlights on this trek include a magnificentview of Mt. Everest from Kalapathar, the thrill of reaching Everest Base Camp, the sparkling Gokyo Lakes, superb panoramic mountains views from Gokyo Ri, and the challenge of crossing Cho La pass (5420m).

The trip includes all that the Khumbu region has to offer. There are rushing wild rivers, alpine forests, fascinating Sherpa villages, and colorful Tibetan Buddhist Monasteries.

The trek starts from Lukla, after the exciting short mountain flight from Kathmandu. From Lukla the trail takes you along a river valley before ascending through forest to Namche Bazaar, the unofficial Sherpa capital andmountain centre of commerce and trade. Namche Bazaar has a Sherpa museum, a monastery, busy market stalls full of local products, cafes and bakeries, and many shops selling Tibetan artifacts. It is a wonderful little town in which to spend a couple of nights.

From Namche Bazaar the trek continues on to the famous and elaborately decorated Buddhist Tyengboche Monastery. Tyengboche Monastery is the main religious and cultural center of the Khumbu valley. From Tyengboche we walk up to Nagartsang peak to help you acclimatize. Here you will enjoy breathtaking views of the Imja valley, and of mountains such as Makalu and Amadablam.

After Tyengboche the trek continues up the Khumbu Valley to Everest Base Camp. Near the base camp the small summit of Kalapatar (5545m) offers the closest view you will get of MtEverest. 

After base camp the trek continues over the challenging Chola pass on the way to Gokyo valley. At Gokyo we will ascending the small summit of Gokyo Ri (5360m) for an incredible360-degree mountain view that takes in some of the world's highest peaks: Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu. 

 

Trip Facts

Trip Grade:
Moderate to Strenuous
Max. Elevation:
5545m.
Starts Point:
Lukla
Ends Point:
Lukla
Trip Duration:
22 days
Trek Duration:
18
Max. Group Size:
10 person
Season:
Oct to Dec and March to May
Accommodation:
Fully Tea House
Trip Deadline:
15-September-2017

Fixed Departure Dates

Starting Date Trip Duration Single Suplementary Cost Per Person Trip Deposit Availability
2017-11-14 22 days $ 100 each $2040 each $400 Book Now
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Days Program
01 14th Nov, 2017 Arrival at Kathmandu International Airport and transfer you to your hotel. (1300 m)
02 15th Nov, 2017 Trip preparation day and half day sightseeing to Kathmandu Darbar Square.
03 16th Nov, 2017 Today early morning fly to Lukla (2800 m) and trek to Phakding (2645 m). Time 3-4 hours
04 17th Nov, 2017 Trek to Namche Bazaar (3420 m). Time 6-7 hours
05 18th Nov, 2017 Acclimatization day, a short day hike through Everest View hotel to Khumjung Village 
06 19th Nov, 2017 Trek to Tyengboche (3870 m).  Time 5-6 hours
07 20th Nov, 2017 Trek to Dingboche (4360m).Time 5-6 hours
08 21st Nov, 2017 Acclimatization days. day hike to Nangkarshang peak (5100 m)
09 22nd Nov, 2017 Trek to Lobuche (4930 m) Time 4-5 hours
10 23rd Nov, 2017 Trek to Gorakshep (5160 m), climb the Kalapatar Peak (5545 m) and Return to Gorakshep. Time 6-7 hours
11 24th Nov, 2017 Day Excursion to Everest Base Camp (5330 m) Time 4-5 hours
12 25th Nov, 2017 Trek to Zongla (4800 m) Time 5-6 hours
13 26th Nov, 2017 Trek to Thaknak (4625 m) over Chola Pass (5420 m)Time 7-8 hours
14 27th Nov, 2017 Trek to Gokyo (4750 m) Time 3-4 hours
15 28th Nov, 2017 Climb Gokyo Ri (5373 m) early in the morning
16 29th Nov, 2017 Trek to Dole (4040 m) Time 5-6 hours
17 30th Nov, 2017 Trek to Namche Bazzar (3420 m) Time 6-7 hours
18 01st Nov, 2017 Trek to Phakding (2645 m) Time 5-6 hours 
19 02nd Dec, 2017 Trek to Lukla (2800 m) Time 3-4 hours
20 03rd Dec, 2017 In the morning we fly back to Kathmandu
21 04th Dec, 2017 Kathmandu sightseeing (Swayambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple and Patan Durbar Square) Time 6-7 hours
22 05th Dec,2017 Departure to Home

Cost Includes

  • Four night Accommodations in Kathmandu at three star standard hotel including Breakfast
  • Three time food (breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) with Tea or Coffee during the Trekking
  • Accommodation during the trip on sharing basis
  • Guide, assistant guide and porter’s wages, food, accommodation and insurance on Trekking.
  • Air fare both way KTM/Lukla/KTM
  • Air fare for guide and assistant guide both way KTM/Lukla/KTM
  • National Park and TIMS cards Fee
  • Domestic airport tax
  • Airport Transfer
  • Guide and transfer for city sightseeing
  • Entrance fee for city sight seeing

Cost Excludes

  • Cold and hard drink and water
  • Food in KTM 
  • Travel insurance emergency evacuation and personal medical expenses.
  • Any donation along the trail and anything that not mentioned above


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  1. Food: Tea houses are run by family most of the trekking areas. They offer the menu with diverse of western and local foods like Dal Bhat, Yak Steak and many items from Potato. Most Lodge owners have been in the business for a long time and have mastered knowledge in preparing food under less then ideal conditions! They use fresh vegetables, whenever they can bring from the low-lying villages or from Kathmandu as well as pre-packed products. The milk along the trail is powder milk (added with water), always asks hot milk and avoids any raw food or vegetable, fresh salad or fresh fruit salad; unless they have been soaked in iodine water or your hand is clean enough.
  2. Water: You can fill directly from tap and use Iodine tablet or any other water purification tablets and Steripen. You can buy the boiled water from tea house in the evening, morning or afternoon and no need to use any purification tablet. Please don't drink water directly from Tap or from Jar and stream, which may cause your stomach problem. Please remember; before you buying bottled water don't forget to see expire date.
  3. Accommodations: On the trail, usually you will have double room with separate bed. Usually rooms are small. But plenty of space for you to move around and form Matters with clean bed sit and most lodges have warm dining with centrally heated chimney to keep you warm in the evening. Lodge owner always gives door luck. Don't leave the room without luck.
  4. First Aid Kit and Medical Facility: Each of you should have own first aid kit with some general medicine that you know or prescribed by your doctor. Please don't forget to take your medication for whole trip. If you stop taking your medication or if you will not have full course medication, that you are taking, it may create trouble for you on the trek. I do have First Aid Kit with general medicine for emergency and share with everyone including porters.
  5. There is hospital in Lukla newly build for general treatment, at Namche has health post for local and small medical store, where they give very basic advice and sale some mediation too. Khunde hospitals at Khunde build by sir Edmond Hillary provides basic surgery and all the basic treatment for local and trekkers. Every year hundreds of trekkers visit this hospital during their trip, especially those who suffer from AMS. There is Himalayan Rescue Association run the health post for both trekkers and trekking crews and gives altitude talk every 3P.M. in main trekking season.
  6. Preparations: You don't have to be a mountaineer or athletic to come to Nepal. As long as you are in good physical shape or reasonably fit, you do not require big hiking experience for this trek. The time you put into physical training before you come to this trip definitely be rewarded. Every day at least an hour jugging and climb the stairs will help you a lot.
  7. Weather: Weather in autumn season usually provides settled weather with excellent views. It gets cloudy towards the end of December leading up to the winter season. Usually in the morning sky is clear and provides magnificent view and late afternoon gets cloudy is common in mountain valley. During the day temperature will be warm and you may feel sweaty mid day in lower section of trek. But when we cross above 3500m temperature drops a lot especially at night. Around Gokyo, Lobuche and Ghorakshep will be -10 to 15C˚ outside room and during the day time will be warm in sunny day.
  8. Communication: Now in Everest region, most places have telephone service and Lukla, Phakding, Namchhe, Khumjung, Tyengbiche, Dingboche available internet service, Pheriche, Gorakshep and Gokyo as well. These days up to Gorakshep your cell phone will receive network signal, if the weather is stable.
  9. Flight: During the pick season more then 50 flights happen at Lukla by different Airline and more then 500 people do up and down every day. But it depends on the weather condition. Often flight gets canceled due to weather. Each flight takes 25-35m depending on which airline you are. The half an hour flight is adventure too. The planes fly over the hills and close to some of snow capped mountains. Left hand side to Lakla and right hand side to KTM is best view of Mountains.
  10. Payments: We require a 15% deposit of the total trip cost two months before your trip start to confirm your reservation. The remainder of the payment must be made on your arrival in Kathmandu.
  11. Travel Insurance Policy: You must have travel insurance to trek in Nepal and that should cover helicopter evacuation as well as medical treatment. Travel insurance is very reasonable and a great value. Evacuation by helicopter is very expensive and prices are rising steeply. A typical evacuation costs U.S. $7500 minimum and the money must be deposited before the chopper leaves Kathmandu. For your safety and peace of mind make sure you buy insurance and give us a copy of your policy before heading out on your trek.

    We are committed on the Welfare of our staff from trip Leaders / Guides, Assistance Guide, Cooks and Porters. We ensure good wages, provident fund, proper insurance and clothing needed for all staff including porters. They are our backbone of adventure industry in Nepal.