EBC & Gokyo Lakes Trek




17 days

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Trip Overview

Epic Flight: Soar Through the Himalayas

Imagine soaring through the Himalayas on a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla to start your EBC & Gokyo Lakes Trek . This epic flight marks the beginning of your incredible adventure and offers a breathtaking aerial view of the rugged mountain landscape.

Panoramic Vistas: Spectacular Himalayan Views

Witness breathtaking views of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and more from Gokyo Ri and other vantage points. These panoramic vistas provide a stunning backdrop to your trek, making every step worthwhile.

Gokyo Lakes: A Turquoise Wonderland

Explore the five turquoise lakes nestled in the Gokyo Valley, a sight that will stay with you forever. The pristine waters of the Gokyo Lakes are a highlight of the trek, offering a serene and picturesque setting.

Everest Base Camp : A Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience

Stand at the foot of the world’s tallest mountain at Everest Base Camp. This iconic destination is a dream come true for many trekkers and provides a sense of accomplishment like no other.

Sherpa Culture: Immersion in Rich Traditions

Immerse yourself in Sherpa culture, known for its rich traditions and great hospitality. Witness colorful prayer flags fluttering in the wind and the intriguing tradition of Mani stones as you trek through Sherpa villages.

Challenging Treks: Conquer Renjo La Pass

In EBC & Gokyo Lakes Trek  Renjo La Pass has a  stunning Himalayan vistas. This challenging yet rewarding trek offers a sense of achievement and spectacular views of the mountain kingdom.

Diverse Landscapes: From Forests to Glaciers

Traverse through diverse landscapes, from lush forests teeming with vibrant rhododendrons to awe-inspiring glaciers. Each step reveals a new facet of the region’s natural beauty.

Cultural Discoveries: Prayer Wheels and Mani Stones

Explore mesmerizing prayer wheels and historic Mani stones along the trail. Each spin of a prayer wheel sends blessings into the mountain air, adding a spiritual dimension to your trek.

Wildlife Spotting: Encounter Local Fauna

Keep your eyes peeled for local wildlife such as yaks, mountain goats, musk deer, and even snow leopards. The diverse fauna adds an element of excitement to your journey.

A Serene Escape: Away from Busier Trails

Escape the busier trails and experience the serenity of the Himalayas. The remoteness of the region adds to its charm, allowing you to breathe in the crisp mountain air and listen to the symphony of nature.

Memorable Moments: Capture Every Vista

Bring a disposable or waterproof camera to capture unforgettable moments along the way. From cascading waterfalls to gurgling rivers, each step of the trek unveils a new wonder.

Challenges and Rewards: An Ideal Journey for Trekkers

This trek offers a unique blend of challenge and reward. It’s an ideal journey for experienced trekkers seeking an unforgettable adventure in the heart of the Himalayas. Be prepared for simpler accommodations and limited food options due to the remoteness, but rest assured, we’ll provide you with nutritious meals to fuel your incredible journey.

This trek isn’t just about breathtaking scenery—it’s a journey into the heart of Sherpa culture and the pristine beauty of the Himalayas. Prepare for an adventure that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime.

Trip Itinerary

Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, our representative will be waiting to greet you. Relax in comfort as your private vehicle whisks you away to your hotel. Whether you choose to unwind after your flight or head straight to our office, we're here to ensure a smooth start to your EBC & Gokyo Lakes Trek adventure.

Your adventure begins with a thrilling 30-40 minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, a gateway town nestled amidst the Himalayas. Gaze out the window and witness the majestic peaks of the Annapurna and Langtang ranges unfold before you.

Upon landing in Lukla, your trek commences. You'll continue your journey with a series of suspension bridges, crossing the Thado Koshi River. After a leisurely descent lasting about an hour, you'll arrive in the charming village of Chheplung. Here, you'll be greeted by the awe-inspiring sight of Mt. Khumbila (5,761 m), a sacred peak that remains unclimbed. This gentle descent serves as a perfect introduction to the trek, allowing you to acclimatize to the altitude while soaking in the stunning scenery.

Continuing your journey, you'll descend further to Phakding, a picturesque village nestled amidst the Himalayas. Keep your eyes peeled for the historic Pemacholing and Rimshung Monasteries, architectural gems that offer a glimpse into the rich Buddhist culture of the region. Phakding provides the ideal base to rest and prepare for the exciting challenges that lie ahead on the EBC & Gokyo Lakes Trek via Cho La Pass.

The path that leads from Phakding to Namche Bazaar provides a different adventure. Traverse varied terrain, including river crossings and lush forests, while catching glimpses of Mt. Thamserku's majesty. This leg marks your official entry into Sagarmatha National Park, rewarding you with a thrilling first glimpse of Everest through the trees. Cross the iconic Hillary Bridge and arrive in Namche Bazaar, where breathtaking Himalayan panoramas await, including Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam.

Namche Bazaar isn't just a rest stop on your EBC & Gokyo Lakes Trek . It's a bustling hub where you'll acclimatize and experience the magic of the Himalayas. Savor steaming meals, treat yourself to fresh-baked delights, and stay connected at internet cafes. ATMs ensure you're ready for the journey ahead.
Explore the rich tapestry of the region. Learn about Everest legends and the Sherpa people at the Tourist Visitor Center.Embark on short hikes to viewpoints for breathtaking panoramas of Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. Consider a trek to the Everest View Hotel for unforgettable vistas. Visit museums and galleries, and stroll through charming Sherpa villages, absorbing their unique way of life.
Namche Bazaar is more than a rest stop; it's a cultural crossroads and a launching pad for your EBC & Gokyo Lakes adventure. Recharge, explore, and prepare for the beauty that awaits.

The trek towards Tengboche Monastery boasts a breathtaking panorama that will leave you speechless. Witness the majestic peaks of Everest, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku towering over the landscape. This scenic hike isn't just about the mountains. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife like musk deer, Himalayan Thar, and colorful pheasants along the smooth, occasionally zigzagging path. The journey also crosses a bridge adorned with prayer flags over the Dudh Koshi River, adding a spiritual touch to the experience. Finally, Tengboche Monastery itself offers a chance to immerse yourself in the local culture by witnessing a religious ceremony performed by the monks. This diverse experience, filled with stunning scenery, cultural immersion, and a touch of adventure, makes the trek to Tengboche Monastery a true highlight of the EBC Cho La Pass route.

As we reach higher on the EBC & Gokyo Lakes Trek, today is dedicated to acclimatization - your body needs time to adjust. But the reward? Breathtaking views! Take it easy and fuel up for the adventures ahead.

Fuel up for an exciting morning after breakfast in Lobuche. Today marks a highlight of your 16-day EBC & Gokyo Lakes adventure - reaching Everest Base Camp! The scenic walk to Gorakshep, taking 2-3 hours, will be a great warm-up. After lunch in Gorakshep, embark on the 3-4 hour journey to Everest Base Camp itself.

The sight that greets you will be unforgettable. Witness the majestic Nuptse, Khumbuste, and Pumori peaks towering around the base camp. Take in the awe-inspiring panorama before returning to Gorakshep for a well-deserved rest, forever etched with memories of this incredible day.

Your adventure begins with a pre-dawn hike to Kalapatthar, rewarded by a breathtaking sunrise. After a few hours of trekking, you'll reach the summit, where a panoramic Himalayan feast awaits your eyes. From Kalapatthar's 360-degree viewpoint, witness the majestic peaks of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Ama Dablam, and more. Capture stunning photos and indelible memories that will stay with you forever. This is a sunrise you won't forget!

Embark on a scenic descent from Gokyo, traversing the majestic Ngozumpa Glacier. This short yet rewarding trek offers glimpses of the first and second Gokyo lakes while you're surrounded by the towering peaks of Cholatse and Taboche. As you reach Machhermo, prepare to be stunned by the panoramic vista of Cho Oyu, Kangtega, and Thamserku. The trail then winds its way down through the charming hamlets of Luza and Lhafarma before reaching Dole, your destination for the night. This diverse section offers a beautiful blend of glacial landscapes, soaring peaks, and quaint villages, making it a memorable part of your Gokyo Chola Pass trek.

Today marks your bittersweet departure from the Everest region. Savor your final moments with a delicious breakfast in Lukla and a chance to explore the local area. Your exhilarating EBC & Gokyo Lakes Trek concludes with a morning flight back to Kathmandu. Buckle up - just like the thrilling landing, the takeoff offers stunning aerial views. Spend your remaining time in Lukla unwinding, reflecting on your adventure, or celebrating your accomplishment - the choice is yours! This is a day to cherish the memories you've made and embrace the return to civilization.

Today's your departure day from Nepal. A private car will whisk you comfortably from your hotel to the airport three hours before your flight's scheduled time, ensuring a smooth transition.
But what if you're not quite ready to leave? The beauty of Nepal is that it offers a wide range of experiences. If you crave more adventure, consider extending your trip by choosing a different itinerary. Perhaps explore the vibrant city of Kathmandu, venture into another region like Chitwan National Park, or even add on a shorter trek.

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Price Includes

  • Airport Pick up/drop
  • 3 nights accommodation in kathmandu at tourist standard hotels
  • All inclusive trek such as Ground transportation
  • Necessary permits entrance fess
  • Professional guide, porter/porters, and their expenses including their insurance and equipments
  • Accommodation at lodges in route
  • 3 meals a day with a cup of tea/coffee
  • Flight Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu for you and guide etc.

Price Excludes

  • Beverages
  • Tips
  • Your insurance
  • Personal/natural expenses
  • Food in Kathmandu

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