Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Ri

With Lokendra Rai

$1690 USD
per person
Departed
Duration 18 days
StartKathmandu
FinishKathmandu
Cancellation Strict

Your Guide

I am Lokendra Rai, 37 years old trekking and climbing guide. I can speak English, Nepali and Hindi. Have done trekking guide training from (NATHAM) Ministry of Tourism and climbing guide training/course from Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). I have been guiding for the last 15 years in Nepal’s Himalaya.

In Nepal, I been to the Everest region, Annapurna region, Langtang region, Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley, Upper Mustang, Dolpo, Makalu, Kanchengjunga and round Dhaulagiri. I am associated with Happy Holidays Treks and Expedition P.Ltd and work as freelance guide too.


Guides for: Agency Employed
Guiding Experience: 15 years
Nationality: Nepal
Speaks: Nepali, English and Hindi
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Overview

  • Trek to both Everest Base Camp and Kalar Pattar
  • Visit the beautiful Gokyo Lakes and make an exciting crossing of the Cho La Pass
  • Excellent acclimatization and experienced Trekking Guide
  • All meals, sleeping bag, four hot showers, snacks and ‘bed tea’ included on trek
  • Experience the culture of Sherpa people along the trail to the Everest base camp
  • Will visit the monasteries and interact with the Lamas
  • Amazing mountain flight to Lukla

Visit the beautiful Gokyo Lakes and make an exciting crossing of the Cho La Pass and ascent of Kala Pattar for stunning view of the Mt. Everest.

Gokyo with the Everest Base Camp trek is reasonably one of the world’s best treks as it is extremely outstanding as well as offering best views of the world’s tallest mountain. It’s popularity does mean that the Everest Trail is very busy during high trekking season.

Climbing to Gokyo Ri and crossing Cho La is much more remote and rewarding trek than the normal Everest trek. On the regular base camp trek you will climb top of Kala Pattar 5,545m which gives close views of Everest but firstly you will also climb Gokyo Ri, another peak which offers magnificent mountain panoramas of Khumbu himal including, Everest itself, the Cho Oyu which is the world’s sixth highest peak.

After magnificent flight to Lukla your trek will take you up the Dudh Kosi river valley and on up to Namche Bazaar. You will have time to acclimatize here with the chance to explore up the Thame valley then heading up the valley to Gokyo. You will stay at the village of Gokyo set near the middle lake, at 4,750m. From here you can make the steep climb of the easily walk able peak called Gokyo Ri, from which a perfect panorama of summits is visible, towering above the great glaciers below.

Then, you cross the Cho La, an impressive high pass at 5,418m, and descend to Lobuche. From Kalar Patar you look cross and you will feel dwarfed and humbled by the steep scale of the highest mountain in the world. You will also be able to visit Everest Base Camp, where you will be walking in the footsteps of so many famous Everest summiteers. Then return to Lukla via Thyangboche another place visited by so many Everest expeditions and important because here they ask for the blessing of the high Lama for their deeds.

Accommodation

On the more popular trekking routes in Nepal, enterprising villagers have built tea houses which now offer decent accommodation and tasty food. We endeavor to use good tea houses available at each overnight stop on our itinerary. Staying in these locally owned tea houses ensures that your trip will directly benefit the local community and will offer you the chance to interact with the Nepalese people, gaining an insight into their lives.


Price Includes

  • Access Flights (Both-Ways)
  • Accommodation
  • Airport Shuttle
  • Guide's Salary
  • Meals
  • One Porter
  • Permit Fees

Price Excludes

  • ACAP Permit
  • Access Flights (One-Way)
  • Equipment
  • Four Porters
  • Guide's Transport
  • Guide’s Accommodation
  • Guide’s Insurance
  • Guide’s Meals
  • International Flights
  • MCAP Permit
  • MRAP Permit
  • Porter Insurance
  • Porter's Insurance
  • Private Jeep
  • Private Taxi
  • Public Bus
  • Public Jeep
  • Three Porters
  • TIMS Card
  • Tips
  • Travel Insurance
  • Two Porters
  • Visa Fee

Planning

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