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Gokyo Lake To Everest Base Camp Trek-18 days

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2015-03-12

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The trek itself was amazing and we really enjoyed the challenge of the mountain climbs !

The trek itself was amazing and we really enjoyed the challenge of the mountain climbs ! Ever since I was a little girl, I have always dreamed of g...

Trip Introduction
This trek has a ludicrous, beauty with the holy experience journeys of the Himalayas and one of the best treks among the Everest region. You will be able to captivities the flabbergasting beauty of snow-capped mountains, exotic scenery view, gorgeous Everest region rather than a tiring walk to valley of Gokyo with stunning views of many others mountain during your trek. Basically advanced advanture recommend our clients not to miss the chance to be here because of being enrich in natural diversity, Goyko Ri( The view point of Gokyo Trek), view of the Mt. Everest, other mountains above 8000m are visible from this region: Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu.etc. It has the unruffled lake of Gokyo situated at the altitude of 4,750m and nearby Gokyo Ri (5,350m) which gives us one of the sublime view of the lakes as well as the scenic view of Mt. Everest and others surrounding mountains of the Everest region. All the mountains views are teasing us and tempting our eyesight from here and the Ngozumpa Glacier (which is largest in the Nepal Himalaya) can be seen from a ridge above the valley of Gokyo.

The paradise can be seen while crossing the Cho-La pass, and return back to Lukla following the route through Everest Base Camp, Kalapattar down to Tengboche monastery, Khumjung village, Namche Bazar and Lukla. This trails offer you breathtaking views of Everest including several other similar peaks and explore the Buddhists monasteries located at the world' s highest elevation which is the best moment of your trip.

We are very flexible according to you desire. Advanced Adventures arrange this Gokyo to Everest Base Camp Group trek departure every week from Kathmandu. Moreover we can arrange you private trek according to your demand also. You can simply check our website details and confirm the booking based on your aspiration toward mountain village and advanture.We have some short and loner trip like Everst Base Camp Trek-14 Days and Everst 3 Passes Trek-19 Days as well as your option trekking in Everest Region. 


Trip Highlights

* Like every other trekking trail in Nepal, the trail of Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo is amazingly fun-walking trail that goes up and down the rolling hills so many times like the waves in an ocean.
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* The landscapes including the Himalayan panorama blended so well with fresh water lakes of Gokyo and the views of deep Dudh Koshi River Valley integrated perfectly with the lush vegetation of Sagarmatha National Park
* The authentic Sherpa culture in the mountainous villages, those trekkers encounter throughout the treks in Everest Region. Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo takes trekkers to  all the major villages of Khumbu, where the unique Sherpa culture and their lifestyle can be observed to the fullest. Villages like, Khumjung, Namche, Pangboche and Tengboche are major highlights where culture prevails over nature.

* The highland monasteries, the sacred maniwalls engraved with Buddhist prayers, colorful prayer flags portraying spirituality, the memorials, chortens and the every aspect that demonstrates Tantric Buddhism of Nygingma Pa Sect.
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* The incredible floral and faunal biodiversities of Sagarmatha National Park.
  The Gokyo Lakes and the Gokyo Ri from where 360 degree of Himalayan Panorama is seen.
 The walk across Cho La Pass 5363m- the challenging hike, which test trekker endurance to walk in the wilderness and rugged terrains of elevated Himalayas.
* Kalapattar for the whole view of Everest.
* The glacial walk over Khumbu Glacier that extends from Khumbu Icefall. The most important highlight the Everest Base Camp itself.
* Additionally, Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lake also highlights the cultural opulence of Kathmandu Valley the day before our trek to Everest Base Camp begins.


Should I consult with My Doctor?
Normally you should walk around 6-7 hours within a day, cross steep, hilly terrain and cross Chola pass. Due to some changes in icy landscape of the Cho La  there is more though to pass more in comparison of past. To accomplish the trek you should have excellent health with average physical fitness, positive attitude, self-confidence and strong determination. If you have the subtle experiences on walking /trekking in high altitude, environment this trek will be really easier. Your Past hiking experiences may be worthy but you need special technical skill for this trek. If you have pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases please kindly inform us before booking the trip. We are highly conscious about your health and safety. Please consult your doctor before starting your trek.


Customize Your Own Trek !
This trek itinerary provided here is a standard itinerary prepared to this trip but if you want to customize your own itinerary for this trekking adventure at your timeline and interest, do write us, and we will be very pleased to customize this trek to your need. We are more than happy to customize this trip to your requirements.


Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)-D

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour;Trek preparation-B

Day 03: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,700ft): 8km, 3 - 4 hours trek-B/L/D

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438m/11,280 ft): 11km, 5 - 6 hours-B/L/D

Day 05: Acclimatization Day - Namche Bazaar: (3,440m/11,284ft)-B/L/D

Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Phortse Thanga (3,680m/12,073ft): 6km, 5-6 hours-B/L/D

Day 07: Phortse Thanga to Machhermo (4,470m/ 14,663ft): 10km, 4-5 hours-B/L/D

Day 08: Machhermo to Gokyo (4,800 m/15,744 ft): 7km, 4-5 hours-B/L/D

Day 09: Gokyo Valley: Acclimatization Day with full of rest or Optional Hike to 5th Lake: 6-7 hours-B/L/D

Day 10: Morning hike to Gokyo Ri 5386m 2-3 hrs trek; Gokyo to Thagnak (4750 m/15,580 ft): 4km, 4 - 5 hours-B/L/D

Day 11: hagnak to Cho La pass (5,367m/17,604 ft) to Dzongla (15, 939 ft): 7km, 7 - 8 hours-B/L/d

Day 12: Dzongla to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 6km, 2 - 3 hours-B/l/D

Day 13: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,594 ft): 13km, 6-7 hours-B/L/D

Day 14: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft) to Pherice (4,288m/14,070ft): 16km, 7-8 hours-B/L/D

Day 15: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar: 20km, 6 - 7 hours-B/L/D

Day 16: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft): 19km, 6 - 7 hours-B/L/D

Day 17: Fly to Kathmandu-B/D

Day 18: Departure from Kathmandu-B B/L/D denotes -Breakfast, lunch and Dinner

Important Trip Notes & Activities


Pleased acknowledge that you are joining us for the adventure trip in remote Himalayan region, where weather conditions, health and fitness of the member or unexpected natural disaster can compel us to change the itinerary and if so you have to understand it but we would try our best to keep the suggested itinerary as per the original schedule.

Your safety and satisfaction of the trip is our prime concern while traveling with us and we ensure you our best team, logistics, professional services to make sure that you would have an amazing trip of lifetime with us. Also note that our trip leader deserved the final decision if the trip has to amend, change the route or cancel due to the extreme conditions for the safety precaution. However, he will try his best to ensure that the trip runs as according to the stated plan but be prepared for flexibility if necessary.

Additional Information

Regarding this trip, we have attempted to provide enough information as we can via our website. Nevertheless, if you need any discussion regarding your time availability and others query please feels free to contact directly at +9779851040806 if you want to talk. Alternatively, please contact us via our email- sales@advadventures.com

 

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu
Altitude: 1400m B/B
On arrival to Kathmandu; we will greet you at the airport and transfer you to the traveler’s recommended Hotel Blue horizon or similar standard hotel. Later we meet and take you to our head office, brief you on the upcoming Everest Base camp Trek with us and introduce your trekking guide to Everest Base Camp. Evening, we host welcome dinner at one of the finest local restaurant in Kathmandu with music and ethnic dance. Overnight at Kathmandu Hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour and trek preparation
Altitude: 1400m B/B
With easy morning and breakfast, today we will start the half day tour of Kathmandu Valley. Kathmandu Valley is probably one of the most interesting cultural valleys with superb blend of Hinduism and Buddhism and mega edifices dedicated to deities of these religions. Moreover, the historic courtyards and palaces inside Kathmandu are artistically fascinating, which date back to ancient and medeival eras.
Firstly we will visit to the pilgrimage sites of Hindus- Pashupatinath Temple, one of the most important shrine of Shiva temples on the subcontinent which is an abode of thousand of devotees, Saddhus (holy men/Baba). The sights of cremating deads most of the times in the holy riverbank of Bagmati is offbeat cultural experience. From Pashupatinath we drive to nearby Buddhanath, the biggest Buddhist monastery in Asia-  This Stupa is one of the holy Stupas for the entire Nepalese. You can circumambulate around this mega shrine clockwise to witness authentic Tibetan culture scattered everywhere at Boudhanath.  
Next, we visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square which is old Royal palace of Kathmandu where we can see lot of  temples built in different eras by different kings. The home to Kumari (Living goddess) manifests extremely fascinating architecture and walk in a freak street nearby reminds of Hippy era in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla (35 mins flight) and trek to Phakding 3-3.5 hrs trek
Altitude: Lukla- 2800m, Phakding-2650 B/L/D
We drive to airport early in the morning to take our flight to Lukla. The scenic 35 minutes flight to Lukla caters the panorama of the peaks of Langtang, Rolwaling and Annapurna Himalayan Ranges. Landing at Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla is a thrilling adventure. Instantly, after making the final arrangement for the Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo, we kick off. Trekking 200m downhill to Thado Koshi River, we cross the suspension bridge over it. The view of Mt. Kusum Kangru looming dramatically to the East is wonderful view from the bridge. Beyond the bridge the trek begins to gain altitude gradually to Ghat. Ghat is a Buddhist Village with wonderful Black Mani walls engraved with prayers in white. The final push from Ghat through scattered viallges and yak herder's camps brings us to Phakding. The first day of Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo ends at Phakding.
Explore remaining with this local village. Overnight at Mt. Lodge.

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar  6-7 hrs trek
Altitude: 3440m B/L/D
The Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo today crosses suspension bridges over Dudh Koshi River five times. The first bridge we cross comes after five minutes of walk from our hotel in Namche.  Crossing it we trek through the forested trail on the left bank of the river for 35 minutes to Taktak. Exiting out of Taktak we get to see the magnificent view of Mt. Thameserku 6608m. Almost thirty minutes of gentle walk brings us to Banker. We cross the second bridge over Dudh Koshi River while making our way out of Banker. Trekking on the right bank of the river on the stony trail that goes uphill and down like the waves in the ocean, we arrive to Monjo. Walking through the typical Sherpa Village, we arrive to the Entrance of Sagarmatha National Park. Trek downhill for twenty minutes on the stony trail to the river, cross the third bridge and arrive to Jorsale, where we stop for the lunch.
Post lunch, we cross the fourth bridge and trek along the right bank of the river for forty minutes to arrive at Larja Doban. At Larja Doban we sight the confluence of Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi River. There are two elevated bridges at Larja Doban. We cross the higher one and begin the uphill climb on the stony trail towards Namche. Almost after 1 and half hour of trek we arrive to Top Danda. Savoring the first view of Everest from Top Danda, we trek uphill for the next ninety minutes through pine forest to Namche.

Day 05: Namche Bazaar- Rest and Acclimatize
Altitude: 3440m B/L/D
Rest day during trek means to hike to higher elevation and trek down back for proper acclimatization. Today we will walk up to the Everest view Hotel, which lies at the altitude of 3880m (440m higher than Namche). 2.5 hours of uphill hike on the stony trails of open hill brings us to Everest View Hotel. Savor the views of Thameserku, Kusum Kangru, Kantega, Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam among others from the site. Trekking down back to Namche on the same trail is easy 1.5 hrs walk.
Rest of the time you may just explore Namche Bazaar, visit its Sherpa museum- a great place to learn Sherpa culture and history of mountaineering and if this happens to be Saturday, you would have a wonderful local market (Hatt Bazaar) at Namche Bazaar. It is interesting and a wonderful experience to understand how the locals exchange their goods or buy the necessary stuffs from the market itself. Namche Bazaar, itself is a tourist shopping hub with all the required trekking and mountaineering clothing and equipment. O/N at Namche. 

Day 06: Trek to Dole 6 hrs trek 
Altitude: 4040m B/L/D
After stroll around the Namche area, we follow on the gradual trail with few short up and downs overlooking magnificent view of the great giant snow peaks at Shanasa. Hiking for around 2 and half hours we arrive to the top of Mong La Pass. From Mong La Pass we savor the spectacular views of Mt. Ama Dablam, Kantega and Mt. Khumbilla. From the hill-top an hour downhill trek through the forested region brings us to the riverside village, Phortse Tenga. We stop at Phortse Tenga for the lunch. Post lunch, the day’s trek involves a long tiring uphill trek through the forest of pines, oaks and rhododendrons all the way to Dole.

Day 07: Trek to Machharmo 4-5 hrs trek 
Altitude: 4400m B/L/D 
After the breakfast, we climb up for thirty minutes on an open hill to the scenic ridge above the Dole. The ridge top offers the first spectacular view of Mt. Cho Oyu. Then we walk over the gentle trail for ten minutes to the village of Lapharma. Beyond Lapharma walking around the hills for almost 2 hours takes us to Luja. Taking a short breather at Luja, we continue the trek that climbs up along the side of the valley high above the river, crossing sandy spurs to reach Machharmo. We reach Machhermo in the afternoon; enjoy the lunch and explore around. O/N at Machhermo.

Day 08: Trek to Gokyo 3-4 hrs trek 
Altitude: 4800m B/L/D 
Today is the big day of Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lake. We get to the land of Gokyo Lakes. One hour trek on the leveled trail that wind passes through elevated grazing lands takes us to Phanga. At Phanga we observe the memorials of people who lost their lives during the landslides in the region. Beyond Phanga, we trek slides down for a short while and then gradually goes up on the stony steps for an hour to the River. We cross the metal bridge over the river and get into the Gokyo-Land. Welcome to Gokyo, we are now facing the first Lake of Gokyo. Continue to walk up along the stony steps for thirty minutes to the Secong Lake of Gokyo. Forty five minutes of walk along the leveled trail on stony steps finally brings us to third lake of Gokyo. We will settle down in the Mountain Lodge at Gokyo.

Day 09: At Goky- Hike to Fifth Lake 5000m and its surroundings 4-5 hrs hike 
Altitude: 5386m at Gokyo Ri & 5000m at 5th Lake B/L/D 
Today we will savor the views around Gokyo, which are truly magnificent. Treading along the stony trail we arrive to Fourth Lake of Gokyo after 45 minutes trek. Another one hour and forty five minutes trek brings us to the Fifth Lake of Gokyo. From the Fifth Lake we could savor the spectacular view of Lonely Everest. The fifth lake is also popular for the views of North and South slopes of Everest. We can see the trail that extends towards Cho Oyu Base Camp at the fith lake and the view of Nogunzpa Glacier, the longest glacier in Nepal is so fascinating from Fifth Lake of Gokyo. 
We trek back along the retracing trail to the third lake for the overnights stay.
 
Day 10: Morning hike to Gokyo Ri  2-3 hrs trek; At 10 AM trek to Tragnag  2-3 hrs trek 
Altitude: 5386m at Gokyo Ri & 4700m at Tragnag B/L/D
Today we begin early. Hiking up for 2.5 hrs we arrive to Gokyo Ri. Gokyo Ri caters 360 degree panorama of four 8000ers of the Himalayas that include Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu and Makalu. We slide down back to the hotel, which is pretty easy walk of 1.5 hours downhill, enjoy the breakfast and resume the Everest Base Trek via Gokyo.  We will walk through the Ngozumpa Glacier up and doen making the waves for ninety minutes and then tread along the gradula downhill trail through the yak grazing lands to Tragnag. Once you get in to the Thaknak, better to climb up to the small hill for acclimatize. Stay overnight at the lodge.

Day 11: Trek to Dzongla via Chola Pass 7-8 hrs trek 
Altitude: At Dzongla 4,700m & Chola Pass 5363m B/L/D 
One of the most challenging trekking days of entire Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo is today. We begin to trek along the rocky trails and glacial moraines to the top of the pass. The 300m up to the pass is technical walk. Fours of walk uphill to the top of Cho La Pass 5363m rewards us with the superb views of Cho La Lake and Mt. Cholatse. Trekking downhill from the pass along the slippery icy trails and glaciers follwed by an hour pleasant walk brings us to Dzongla. O/N at Dzongla.

Day 12: Trek to Gorekshep 5-6 hrs trek 
Altitude: 5,160m B/L/D
After hot breakfast at the lodge, an easy downhill for a while and few up and down walking brings us to Lobuche. Almost two and half hours of trek on a narrow trails that cross passes several grazing lands merges us to the main trail of Everest Base Camp Trek and takes us to Lobuche. Then the trail leads toward Gorekshep through the rocky trail. The first hour of the trek beyond Lobuche is an easy walk on the leveled trail. Then we climb up for 25 minutes or so follwed by next thrity minutes of easy hike to catch the glacial moraines of Mt. Pumori all the way to Gorakshep. On the way you will have great views of the Mt. Everest,Mt. Nuptse,Mt. Pumori and more. You will be able to see Khumbu Glacier on the way. 

Day 13: Day trip to Everest Base Camp & Explore its wonderful surrounding 4-5 hrs trek 
Altitude: 5360m B/L/D
Today we walk the most memorable walk of our lives- to Everest Base Camp. Two and half hours of up and down trek on the glacial moraines extended from Khumbu Icefall is an adventurous roller coaster. Going down to the glacier crossing half of it all the way to Everest Base Camp is amazing fun walking. At Everest Base witness the colorful tents of Expedition Groups if it is peak season of climbing. Take enough photographs and feel the world's highest summit from the nearest proximity possible. At the latter half of the day trek back to Gorakshep for the overnight stay.  

Day 14: Trek to Kalapattar 5545m and trek down to Periche 4250m 7-8 hrs trek 
Altitude: At Kalapathar 5545m/  & Pheriche 4250m B/L/D
  Another big day of Everest Base Camp Trek- today we climb gradually uphill on a grassland for two hours followed by twenty five minutes of walk through the black rocks to the summit of Kalapattar. Kalapattar refers to black rock in Nepali.  Kalapattar is a vantage point for the closest view of Everest. We get to see the whole of Everest from Kalapattar, which is a sight worthwhile enduring an early morning hike. Enjoy 360 degree panorama of Everest and its siblings from Kalapattar.
After amazing time over here, return back to Gorekshep, breakfast and pack up your bag and get ready to walk back to Pheriche for overnight. Heading down now, the going is easier and the pace faster. Take back great memories with you and walk down hill towards the Pheriche. O/N at Pheriche

Day 15: Trek to Namche 5-6 hrs trek 
Altitude: 3440m B/L/D
Heading down now, the going is easier and the pace becomes faster. Take back great memories with you and walk down hill crossing several Sherpa villages of Shomare and Pangboche to Phungithanka via Tangboche.  Across the river and trek uphill to the Kyabnjuma, the junction of the trinity ways to Gokyo Valley, Khumjung village and Namche Bazzar. Great view of Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Tawache and Lhotse as well as various wildlife species like Pheasants, Himalayan Griffons, Musk deer and wild goat can be found inside the rhododendron forest. Further short and easy walking brings us to the Namche Bazar for overnight.  

Day 16: Trek to Lukla 6-7 hrs trek 
Altitude: 2,800m B/L/D
After the breakfast, we hike down a trail steeply descends to the Hillary Suspension Bridge and then continue walking over several local villages and most of walking is through Dudh Koshi River valley and surroundings. Upon reaching at Lukla, freshen up at your hotel and relax. Evening, you could have a party with your trekking crew as it is your celebration of successful Everest Base Camp Trek also the last night in the Everest Region. O/N at Lukla.

Day 17: Fly to Kathmandu 35 minutes flight 
Altitude: 1400m B/D
Our flights is in the morning for Kathmandu from Lukla. After breakfast at Lukla hotel, you will check in to the airport and take your flight back to Kathmandu.  Transfer to your hotel. You will have free time to relax, freshen up and rest. In the evening, we will meet you again, take you feedback of Everest Base Camp Trek and host a farewell dinner at one of the finest Nepalese restaurant in Kathmandu. O/N at Kathmandu

Day 18: Departure from Kathmandu 
Altitude: 1400m
Breakfast Today you will depart Kathmandu. Breakfast at Kathmandu hotel, then you are free for shopping at the Kathmandu. When the time to depart back comes, we will transfer you to the airport. Have a safe flight and visit Nepal time and again. 

Price: US $1670 per person

What is Included?

  • All ground transportation in Kathmandu by private vehicle (Including airport pick and drop) 
  • 03 Nights twin sharing Deluxe accommodation in Kathmandu at Hotel Apsara Boutique on BB plan
  • Welcome dinner at one of the typical Nepalese restaurant- Traditional Dance & Music & Farewell Dinner at one of the finest restaurant in main down town
  • Half Day guided tour of Kathmandu Valley with fluent english speaking tour guide, all of his payment, cost of all sightseeing places entrance fees and monument fees
  • Everest Trekking Permit (Officially Known as Sagarmatha National Park Permit), Khumbu Village Ruralcipality Permit & TIMs Card( From TAAN)
  • Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu flight, airport tax and transfer
  • Gokyo Valley & Everest Base Camp Trek on full board of meals plan (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, tea or coffes in a cups only, seasonal fruits)
  • Trekking accommodation at comfortable & clean Mt. Lodge & Guest Houses (Nights staying in Phakding, Namche, Monjo & Lukla will be in attahced bathroom)- Rooms on twin share
  • One Advanced Adventures Trekking Leader (Experienced, Fluent English Speaking, Gov. Licensed, first aid and eco trained), required assistance Leader/s as per the group size, their entire expenses, equipment and insurance
  • One trek sherpa porter for every two trekkers for carrying their trek luggages (2 Trekkers: 1 Porter), all the payment, trek equipment and insurance
  • AA Trek Duffle Bag, Trek T- shirt, Trekking Map, Adventure Certificate
  • Down Jacket and Sleeping Bags while on trekking (To be returned after trek use)- rated to -15 Degree Celsius
  • Group medicine Kit Box (Diamox & other first Aid Medicine)
  • All the Gov. and Local taxes as per applicable
  • Final departure tranfer from Kathmandu

What is Excluded?

  • Nepal Visa Fee( US$- 25 for 15 days and US$- 40 for 30 days)
  • International flight in/out Nepal 
  • Your meals at Kathmandu (Except provided welcome/Farewell dinner and breakfast)
  • Cost of beverages (Such as mineral water, beer etc), Battery recharge, Phone Calls, WIFI use, extra porter etc. while on trek
  • Travel Insurance (Must includes Medical expenses, Helicopter evacuation and Trip Cancellation)
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Tips to Guide, Assistance Guide/s and Sherpa Porters
  • Any extending trips
All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.

We do have several departure dates for our trekking /climbing trips. Please find your convenient departure date from the below listed year and write us. Being as a Nepal based adventure travel Company, we do have permanent trekking set up in mountains so we are very much flexible for the departure dates for our every Himalayan trip. Please view our available group dates as stated and if the listed dates are not matching your expected time for this trip, write us with your personal date, we are happy to organize this trip to you as per your own selected date and we can open the same date for our group departure date.

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Start Date Availability Price
28 February, 2018 Available US $1670 Book Now

Important Trip Notes & Activities
Pleased acknowledge that you are joining us for the adventure trip in remote Himalayan region, where weather conditions, health and fitness of the member or unexpected natural disaster can compel us to change the itinerary and if so you have to understand it but we would try our best to keep the suggested itinerary as per the original schedule.

Your safety and satisfaction of the trip is our prime concern while travelling with us and we ensure you our best team, logistics, professional services to make sure that you would have an amazing trip of lifetime with us. Also note that our trip leader deserved the final decision if the trip has to amend, change the route or cancel due to the extreme conditions for the safety precaution. However, he will try his best to ensure that the trip runs as according to the stated plan but be prepared for flexibility if necessary.

Experience & Fitness Required
This trip is not a difficult. No previous trekking experienced is required but if you have, it is a great plus point. This trek is a non technical walk. The highest height you would reach on this trip is 5364m at Everest Base Camp & 5545m at Kalapathar from sea level. The walk involves a lots of ups and downs, takes you through local villages, farming lands, terraces, and river side but as long as you have strength of walking for 4 to 6 hours a day, you are qualified for the trek however you should be having a moderate health and fitness.

We strongly suggest travelers to consult with your medical doctor before travelling and do the regular check up of your health and report us while booking a trip with us. A part of the health and fitness, participant must be having a positive attitude and strong determination for the successful trip.

Passport & Visa Information
Nepal Visa is the easiest visa to obtain; you may buy your Nepal visa at your nearest Nepalese Embassy/ Consulate or Mission offices abroad or buy this upon on arrival to Kathmandu international airport as per your convenient. You have to have 2 passport size photographs, Visa fees in US cash & valid passport at least for 6 months valid at the starting of the trip.

Nationals of SAARC countries and China do not need visa when visiting Nepal. As per this rule, Indian nationals do not require visa.

Transit visa is provided for foreign nationality for 3 days. Visa must be obtained for staying over the initial period of three days. Currently, foreign national can obtain Nepalese visa from the following border.

• Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
• Kakarvitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)
• Birganj, Parsa (Central Nepal)
• Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border)
• Belhiya, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western Nepal)
• Jamuna, Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid Western Nepal)
• Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali, Far Western Nepal)
• Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur, Far Western Nepal)

Tourist Visa Fees: 3 days transit visa - Free of Cost
Multiple entry 15 days - US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 30 days - US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 90 days - US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

(For further information, please, contact Department of Immigration, Maitighar, Impact Building, Kathmandu, and Tel: 00977-1-4221996 / 4223590 / 4222453,

Download visa form-: www.nepalimmigration.gov.np

Group Size:
In this Gokyo Valley to Everest Base Camp Trek, the minimum group size would be two and maximum group size is ten or more on request. We can also organize private trip to solo person with single supplement cost. Else, join our estimated group departure dates available online or ask us with your personal dates, we will open group date on the same date.

Our Guides, Trip & Safety
Because these hikes take you on the remote Himalayan region, it is very essential that you are accompanied with the very experienced and qualified & equipped leader for the safe and successful trip. We Advanced Adventure employee the local trek guide and stuff who are trained and qualified on the trip we worked on. Our guides are trained and licensed from Nepal Gov, certify from TAAN & Nepal Mountaineering Association. All of our leading Trekking and Climbing Guide are experience from last 8 to 10 years. We have train them specially for your trip, to cater the flexible needs of our peoples in the group joining from different countries, this double assure you that your trip is at the right and professional hands.

At every trip, there would be our one Trek leader and one assistance leader on each additional 2 peoples on the trek- this arrangement would ensure that even if any of our guide/ assistance guides get sick or if any travelers gets sick and need to be back or delay the days of walking, it would still works smoothly and there would not be any impact on our original trek plan. Also each two trekker would have one Sherpa helper for carrying your trekking bags.

Meals and Accommodations:
While in Kathmandu, your accommodation is at 3 star deluxe hotel that has all the modern amenities to ensure you comfort stay and while in trek, your accommodation is at Mt. Lodge and Guest Houses. Mt. Lodges are clean and have comfortable beds. Our entire accommodation is at twin share unless stated but single supplement accommodation is also available on personal request at the additional cost of US$- 250.

In city, only breakfast is included on the offered trip itinerary but while in trek full board of meals is included (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, and Tea- Coffee). We provide you food from the local tea- house/ Mt. Lodge from en route. Breakfast and dinner is to be provided from the same tea- house/ guest house we would overnight but lunch would be en route in between.

Foods provided are depends on the availability of the Mt. lodges we would be staying but in general, you can have Nepalese foods (Dal Bhat), Tibetan fried bread, various soups, Momo’s (steamed dumplings), potatoes, pastas and even a version of pizza! So, over all you have a different choice of food on trek.

Trekking Seasons:
We do have two best seasons to attempt this trek to Gokyo Valley to Everest Base Camp. As this trip is a big trip to you, we always suggest you to come at the right time of the year as far as possible.

Spring: - (March, April, May) - Best warmest time to trek. Rhododendron flowers in bloom- excellent trails and clear skies, best visibility. Good Temperature, warmest weather of the year.

Autumn:- (Mid September, October and November) - Excellent trails, clear blue skies, best visibility. Best Time to Trek

Winter Months: - (December, January and February) are also good, but it’s obviously colder. You have to be prepared for this. It is up to you to plan this trek at this cold time or not.

Summer: - Monsoon, so rain and visibility can be a big issue (from Mid June, July and August). We do not suggest you this time for the trek.

Caring Porter:
Our porter are fully equipped and insured for each trip they are undertaking with us. As you know that we are very sincere with the porter issues and their situation while on trek thus we make sure that our porter are fully prepared for the trip. We are closely working with International Porter Progress Association for the welfare and befit for the touristic porters. The maximum load carried by our porter is 20 to 25 KG maximum so be sure that your trekking bag so not load more than 12 KG.

To Book
Once you would choose which trip you would like to book with us, write us with the information or phone us on our phone number for the trip booking confirmation. We have online trip booking option, you may go on that link, choose your trip and date and follow the instruction with information required and summit us.

Once your trip booking request would be received, we would suggest you the final trip booking procedure with advance payment of the trip. Non-refundable deposit of 20% (per person) is required to confirm a place on your selected adventure.

Please do not hesitate to contact us in relation to any questions you may have regarding our trip booking Process.

Deepak Regmi

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Mr. Deepak is our qualified guide who have been trekking in Nepal with us for over 8 years. He is loyal, dedicated and honest guide who enjoy trekking himself and happy guiding his peoples. He is from Gorkha region, which is the route to the famous- Manaslu region trekking in Nepal. 

He has trekked over all the major trekking region in Nepal including, Everest, Annapurna, Manslu, Langtang and Upper Mustang. He is very friendly, and accommodating for guest interest so he is a perfect guide for solo trekkers to small groups. 

He is licensed and certify from Nepal Gov. Department of Tourism and Nepal Tourism Board as professioanl Trek guide for Nepal Himalyas. He has interest in travelling, photography, meeting new peoples and music.

 

Hom Rana

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Born in Bungkot village of Gorkha, Hom Rana is cheerful mountain guide with more two decades of experience. Most of the guests who trek Nepal with him thinks that he is a "cool" guide. Mr. Magar's engagement in trekking started when he was 15 years old (in year 1995). He went to Annapurna Circuit Trek and his first salary was a modest NRs 75. Hom Magar is passionate about trekking in the Himalayas. He talks fondly of the mountains, the people and the cultural heritage of Nepal.

Hom can play traditional Nepalese musical instruments like Madal and Flute. He is also fond of singing. He has a tiger face tattooed on his left arm and fondly tells his guests about the story behind it. He generally spends his free time with his family- cooking Momo and playing with his child.

He says that Nepal is a "small world with a lot to behold".

Ishor Lamichhane

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Born in Burlang, Gorkha District, Ishwor first came to Kathmandu in 1999 to get enrolled in a college to complete his under-graduation.

It was during the final year of his under-graduation that he got into tourism to support his financial instability. A novice, he first went to the Annapurna Circuit as a porter carrying a 30 kg goods on his back. He did the same for half a dozen trips, An earnest man, he waspromoted to be the porter cum guide for Annapurna trek and later guided a trek to Everest Base Camp.

He lives with his family in Kathmandu. A family guy, he loves to cook at home and help with other household chores along with assisting his children with school assignments.

His friends call him a jolly fellow. He loves dancing to folk tunes...and occasionally sings during the recreational activities in trek. He says, "If we consider going to Everest Base Camp to trek, it is not just about Everest, the cultural and natural extravanza along the way is what make the trip special [...] The fun of the trek is not in the destination but in what you meet along that way…and in Nepal one meets a lot!"

He is a man of various stories and you can talk about a variety of topics with him.

Rating :

2015-03-12

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The trek itself was amazing and we really enjoyed the challenge of the mountain climbs !

The trek itself was amazing and we really enjoyed the challenge of the mountain climbs !

Ever since I was a little girl, I have always dreamed of going to Mt Everest.  I wanted to use a Nepal based tour group for my visit and found Advanced Adventures via Google.  I found Chet had an excellent grasp on English and he was really easy to deal with.  So my husband and I made our booking and started to train…  I have to admit I was nervous about someone actually being there at the airport when we arrived in Kathmandu, rather than some rogue website!  But all went to plan and we were greeted at the airport by our Guide and shortly thereafter met Chet Bhatta.

From the moment we were picked up at the airport, everything ran really smoothly and any last minute questions or concerns we had were quickly put at ease.  We flew in on time to Lukla airport and started the great walk.  The trek itself was amazing and we really enjoyed the challenge of the mountain climbs.  We made sure we did as much training as we could fit in before we left and it paid off.  Our guide was Eaklal and our Sherpa was Suresh.  They were excellent to deal with and we very well looked after.  Most days Suresh would beat us to the next teahouse and for the whole trip we never waited for than 5 minutes for our bags to arrive.  Eaklal spoke English really well and they were both more than happy to spend some free time playing some awesome Nepal card games that they taught us.

We mostly struggled with the cold.  We come from sunny Qld so the temperatures as low as -20 were a bit of a shell shock.  Although we knew how cold it could be, we thought that the teahouses would have fireplaces burning part of the day and night…  This is not the case.  Rather, most had ‘pot bellied stoves’ that we saw would only be fired up mostly between 5pm and 9pm.  This is due to the limited amount of fuel ie yak dung.  So it was hard to get warm once you stopped walking for the day.  But the amazing people, food and scenery far outweighed and concern about being cold.

The teahouses were pleasant and the food was actually really good.  It was such a good feeling to get to base camp – a big tick off the bucket list!

We had amazing weather walking up to base camp but some cloudy/foggy weather for part of the trip down.  We were lucky enough to hitch a ride back to Kathmandu via a helicopter – this was truly breathtaking flying over the Himalayas in a helicopter.  And this did not cost us an extra cent.  I am confident this only happened because of the good relationships and reputation that Advanced Adventures have.

We will certainly be recommending to our friends to make this amazing trip and to use Advanced Adventures.
 
A big thank you from Kelly and Denver Parker.
 
Mr. & Mrs. Denver & Kelly Parker
Email- kd.parker@bigpond.com


PO Box 706 Mackay QLD 4740 Australia
EBC Trek- March/April, 2014

Rating :

2014-09-10

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We can say that booking a trek with Advanced Adventures was the best decision we ever made.

We can say that booking a trek with Advanced Adventures was the best decision we ever made.

We traveled in Nepal for the first time of our life, at 49 and 52 years old, on October 2013. Carole’s life dream was to trek to Everest Base Camp. So we looked up the internet and decided to book our trip with Advanced Adventures, a Nepal local company. We can say that it was the best decision we ever made. Chet, the executive director, was very patient and replied to all the e-mails and questions we had for him to prepare our trip.

When we arrived at the airport of Kathmandu, we were taken care of by the Advanced Adventures team. They came to get us at the airport to bring us at a very nice hotel. The meals were all included and we visited the city of Kathmandu the next day with a guide just for us. For dinner at night, Chet brought us to a restaurant for a welcome traditional meal.

But the real treat started on the second day. Our guide, Lok, came with us from the hotel to the airport to take the helicopter with us. We were lucky to have an helicopter instead of a plane he said. Probably we were lucky, but we found out during our trip that Advanced Adventures makes sure to give all the best to their clients. Our guide, Lok, was always taking care of us in all matters, from our security to our meals, teas, biscuits, lodges and we never had to pay anything more than the package we paid at the beginning. Our porter, Bisnu was also so wonderful to us. He would hurry to lodges with our heavy duffle bags, so he could come back to take our backpacks so we could climb more easily to our arrival point. We noticed during the trek that we were always getting a little more from Lok and Bisnu than  other clients were getting from their guides. When we came back to Kathmandu, we had a party dinner and when we asked Chet if we could bring with some friends we made on the trek, he said: ‘’Of course they can come’’!!!
We were so spoiled from Advanced Adventures that we recommend them to everybody who want to make sure they will get the best out of a trek in the Himalayas.

Thank you again to Chet, Lok and Bisnu who helped us realized this wonderful trip and accomplishment to reach the Everest Base Camp. They certainly have a nice place in our hearths for life.

Mrs. Carole Lalande’ & Mr. Gaetan Martin- Canada

Everest Base Camp Trek at Oct- 2013

Mr. Gaetan Martin martin_gaetan@videotron.ca
Mrs. Carole Lalande’ carole_lalande@videotron.ca

 

Rating :

2014-03-28

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WOW! What an experience for life…Thanks Advanced Adventures !

WOW! What an experience for life…

I’m so happy and proud that I did this Trip with Advanced Adventures. My friends and family were telling me, if I am crazy doing this, after all that happened here. But believe me, it is so worth it. Traveling to Nepal is so safe, or even safer than before. The trek, the people, and the lodges everything was so amazing.

Thank you so many guys for making this journey so special.


Mr. Joel Martin Aponte Suarez

Kleinhueningeranlage 56, Basel, Switzerland 4057

apontejoel@yahoo.com

Everest Base Camp Trek- Sep/ 2015

Rating :

2013-10-04

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Advanced Adventures is the perfect mix of cost and services! We had a wonderful trip!

Advanced Adventures is the perfect mix of cost and services! We had a wonderful trip!

My husband and I looked around for a Nepalese tour company to organize our hike to Mt. Everest, and I found the perfect mix of cost and services with Advanced Adventures.  From the moment we stepped out of the Kathmandu airport to the moment we returned, we were in good hands.

We had booked their trip to EBC through Gokyo Lakes, but we had flight delays into Lukla, and I came down with the flu in Namche.  Despite the delays, our guide, Bhim, took it all in stride.  

He rerouted our trek and booked our tea houses, as needed, and we even started calling him Dr. Bhim as he pulled steam remedies and other treatments from his seemingly bottomless first aid kit. He kept a steady pace for us, monitoring our health all the way, and we made it to Base Camp just fine.

If you’re thinking of trekking in Nepal, which I highly recommend, you’ll be quite happy doing it with Advanced Adventures.

Mrs. Sarah & Mr. Carl Persson, USA | Email- powrcats@gmail.com

Price US $1670

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