‘adventure on both scenic sides of Everest within beautiful Gokyo lake and at base camp’
Overview and Introduction:
Gokyo Lake and Everest Base Camp Circuit where one will enjoy the thrill being enclosed within giant peaks of Khumbu as well world’s highest mountains Cho-Oyu, Lhotse, Everest with views of Mt. Makalu from its scenic hilltops at Gokyo-Ri. Gokyo Lake and Everest Base Camp Circuit, an adventure that takes you on the best scenic and around both sides of Everest region with spectacular panorama to experience, where walk leads first into a summer pasture of Yaks at Gokyo valley and its emerald coloured lakes within the shade of mighty peaks.
Gokyo Lake and Everest Base Camp Circuit involve walking into beautiful country of Nepal North Mid East Himalaya in the shade of Everest, where walk leads to cross a high Cho-la pass to reach at famous Everest base camp after a lovely time and adventure within Gokyo valley. Starting this marvellous journey where panoramic flight reaches you at Sherpa town at Lukla, which is a start and finishing point of the treks, as walk leads past nice Sherpa villages enriched with impressive Buddhist cultures, which you can witness along the walks as well facing views of white-snow capped peaks.
Following Dudh Kosi River for few days and then entering into Sagarmatha National Park to reach famous Namche Bazaar with time here to get acclimatize having rest days, then leaving the main trail for some days to reach at Gokyo Valley within its shimmering lakes, and then traverse over high Cho-la (Tsho) pass to reach at the main trail to reach at Everest Base Camp.
At Everest Base Camp standing at the foot of world number one peak with close views of Khumbu Ice Falls and glaciers, where our adventure takes you to the highest spot of the trip at Kalapathar located above 5,545 m high offers an incredible panorama of peaks with Pumori and Everest a mere distance.
Enjoying magnificent time in and around high scenic Khumbu valley, where walk leads on the downhill trail past beautiful areas at Thyangboche and its interesting monasteries, and then back at Namche unto Lukla for a flight to Kathmandu, on completing awesome experience and adventure on Gokyo and Everest Base Camp Circuit.
Short Outline Itinerary:
Day 01: Transfer to Kathmandu domestic airport for flight to Lukla 2,820 m and trek to Phakding 2,657 m – 04 hrs.
Day 02: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m – 06 hrs.
Day 03: In Namche for rest to support acclimatization with short hike and excursion.
Day 04: Trek to Dole 4,110 m past Phortse Tenga – 06 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Machherma 4,470 m – 04 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Gokyo Lake 4,750 m – 04 hrs.
Day 07: At Gokyo rest day and hike to Gokyo Ri 5,357m / 17,570 ft.
Day 08: Trek to Thagnak 4,780 m – 04 hrs.
Day 09: Cross over Cho-la (Tsho) pass to Dzongla – 4,784 hrs -08 hrs.
Day 10: Trek to Lobuche 4,890 m – 05 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Everest Base Camp 5,365 m and walk back to Gorakshep 5,180 m – 06 hrs
Day 12: Morning climb on top Kalapathar 5,545 m walk to Pangboche 3,900 m- 06 hrs.
Day 13: Trek to Namche Bazaar – 06 hrs.
Day 14: Trek to Lukla 2,820 m – 06 hrs.
Day 15: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel with a free afternoon at leisure.
Above Itinerary includes the following services:
01: All Arrival and Departure Transportation from the airport to the hotel and with our staff to
receive you upon arrival and at departure.
02: Twin sharing accommodation at tourist or 3-4-5 stars standard hotels in
Kathmandu on Bed / Breakfast basis (Unless booked for Single Room Supplement)
04: Domestic Airfare Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu.
05: Applicable Trekking permits with National Park entrance fees.
06: Full board trekking on Lodge basis with twin sharing accommodation, meals (breakfast-
lunch and dinner)
07: Group Orientation program on do's and don’ts regarding your trip.
08: Basic First Aid and Medical Kits.
Our Package cost excludes:
01: International Airfare-Nepal Entry Visa.
02: Personal Travel and Medical Insurance.
03: Expenses of Personal Nature-Gratitude and Meals in Kathmandu as per the program.
04: Personal Trekking gear and equipment, down or duvet jackets, sleeping bags, can hire in
Kathmandu at a reasonable cost if it's too much to carry from home.
05: Emergency Evacuation if necessary and personal medical kit.
Weather in Everest region and Gokyo Lake:
All Himalayan weather patterns are quite similar, where rainfall and much moisture falls on the southern side of Himalayan range of mountains including Everest area, normally temperatures in March to May maximum 20° C to minimum + 5° Celsius, depending upon the altitude, above 3,500 m the temperatures differ with sunny morning and late afternoon can colder above 3,000 min morning and nighttime bring down close to minimum of -05° Celsius without wind-chill factor.
October to December another best time for treks where temperatures remain maximum of 18°-20° C with a minimum of - 0° to - 10° Celsius above 3,000 m with short sunlight hours and cooler in shade and freezing temperatures in the morning and night time, not counting wind-chill factor.
Out of many trekking agency in Nepal, I certainly choose Buna Treks & Expedition pvt. Ltd. For the trek to Gokyo around high Khumbu within Everest region. I have been in Nepal for six times and finally found one of the best trekking agency Buna Treks. Within all the years of experience in Nepal I have used 3 different trekking agency which were not so good and far from my expectations.
Thanks Buna and founder Rudra, your trekking arrangements was so professionals, me and my teams all 14 people were really happy from your staff and with BUNA services. Your entire team are really nice, trekking trip and during our stay in Kathmandu hotel and Kathmandu city tour, every moments of our stay been amazingly beautiful. Our welcome dinner was so great Rudra present yourself with your outfit was great time with enjoyable and delightful moments . I believe that you deliver same kind of excellent service with warm hospitality to every clients that joins with Buna Treks .
Our team are really happy and thank you so……. much will be back again with your company near 2017 October to join in for Dolpo trek.
I availed Buna Trek’s Kathmandu Valley One Day Sightseeing Tour and it was truly one of the highlights of my stay in Kathmandu. Rudra was a spectacular tour guide and knew the city and its history like the back of his hands. I particularly enjoyed Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhunath Stupa. The tour was well organized and leisurely paced. The transfer from my hotel to the sites and stopovers were seamless and Rudra was very accommodating and cheerful during the entire trip. Rudra even took the time to accompany in Thamel to explore the area’s nightlife and cultural show. I also got to taste authentic local cuisine as per Rudra’s recommendation, and the food in Thamel was nothing short of fantastic! It was like having a local friend tour you in Kathmandu, making the experience worthwhile and truly memorable. Kathmandu may be a tiny city but its people and culture will wow you big time! And all of these I experienced because of Buna Trek and of course Rudra. Thank you so much for the wonderful experience, I will be back for sure!