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Everest - A Trek to Gokyo Lakes - 16 Days

This 16 day Gokyo trek from Australia in Everest region Nepal takes you through the Gokyo Lakes not very far from Everest basecamp. This is a trek less busy than the Everest Base Camp Trek, and boasts a 360-degree view of the Himalayan range which is not possible at the base camp of Everest. From an ultimate Himalayan vantage point at an altitude of 5,360 metres, you will access stunning mountain vistas featuring four of the world’s highest mountains standing like gargantuan beasts such as Mount Everest guarding the border into Tibet in addition to a series of beautiful turquoise lakes and a majestic glacier which will take your breath away.

 

The local Nepalese experts in Australia will help plan your 16 day trekking trip to Gokyo lakes, which lies in the Gokyo valley. The Gokyo Valley lies to the west of the traditional trekking routes to Kala Patthar and Everest Base Camp (you can make this a circuit trek by combining Gokyo lakes with Everest basecamp). After a scenic flight to the Everest region, trekking commences at Lukla with gorgeous views. The first few days of this trek is the same as that of the hike to Everest Base Camp. Along the route we will pass Buddhist monasteries as the views of Everest and other towering mountains grow more impressive by the day.

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Highlights

  • Coming within eye-popping proximity of the world’s highest peak, Mt Everest;

  • Optional extension of trekking to Mt Everest Base Camp at 5364m and ascending Kala Patthar,  a rocky hill at 5550m for the best view of Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt Lhotse (8516m, 4th tallest mountain in the world), Cho Oyu (8201m, 6th tallest mountain in the world), Thamserku (6623m), Nuptse (7816m), Amadablam (6812m), Pumori (7161m), Island Peak (6189m, one of the world’s most popular trekking peaks)and Khumbu Glacier;

  • Breath taking scenery of the remote Gokyo Valley and its series of beautiful turquoise lakes, and moonscape-like glaciers;

  • Stunning mountain vistas from Gokyo Ridge that include Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu - four of the eight highest peaks on earth;

  • View of Ngozumpa Glacier, the largest in the Himalayas of Nepal;

  • View of the tremendous ice ridge between Cho Oyu and Gyachung (2922m) located in Khumbu region;

  • Observing the lives of the Sherpa people, the spread of Buddhism in this remote but amazing place, and a series of old monasteries.

 

Recommendation

  • This trek is geared toward people who have always dreamed of seeing Mt. Everest with their own eyes or trekking the beautiful Everest region. The trek, furthermore, is recommended for people who are adventerous to take a more challenging circuit trek which is less visited than Everest, to add variety and get better view of the Everest and other mountains in the region.

 

Options

  • you can customise Everest and Gokyo circuit trek package from Australia with one of the best travel and tour company specialising in Nepal offering this trip at the best cost. Please call us or email us.

  • If the group departure date doesn't suit you, we can run a private group at a time specified by you (minimum of 2 travellers). Please inquire.

  • You can downgrade the accommodation to suit your budget.

  • You can extend the trip to visit the Annapurna area or Chitwan National Park for a wildlife safari.
  • You can make this a circuit trek by combining Everest basecamp and Gokyo lakes.

 

This Package

We have designed this fully-inclusive tour package for people who want peace of mind and great value. All transportation and accommodation is organised by us, as is all support necessary for a comfortable trekking experience. Meals on trek are not included in this value package to give you flexibility. We want you to relax and enjoy your Himalayan experience in utmost comfort, both in Kathmandu City and during the trek itself. We have carefully selected lodgings along the route to ensure that you always have a wonderful rest, a hearty meal and a comfortable place to stay throughout the journey.

  • You will receive a fully-serviced package with excellent service, all at an unbeatable price.

  • You will be in receipt of traditional Nepalese hospitality from the time of booking until the very end of the trip.

  • Your authentic experience in Nepal will include unique insights into Hinduism and Buddhism in the country, a first-hand glimpse of philanthropic work done by Sir Edmund Hillary in the Everest region, trekking on a historic trade route and more.

 

Our Services

  • Upon booking, a comprehensive trip note will be provided which includes all essential information about the trip;

  • A free pre-departure information session will be provided for groups;

  • A licenced and experienced English-speaking local guide will lead you on your trek and take you on a heritage tour of Kathmandu;

  • The crew on your trek will do their utmost to ensure your safety and comfort;

  • Accommodation in Kathmandu and on the trek is carefully selected for your comfort and enjoyment;

  • Our guide will ensure that you take full advantage of traditional and other culinary experiences in the city and will provide you with a food selection and ordering service on the trek;

  • Our Nepalese team in Australia will work very closely and around the clock with the ground- operating team in Nepal, comprised of trip managers and Sherpas, throughout your entire journey.

 

 

Current Offer

If you book this trip by 30th April, 2014, you will receive a $100 gift card which can be used to purchase goods at a local adventure gear shop in Australia.

 

CALL US NOW or simply fill out the booking inquiry form

 By booking this trip, you will be supporting local economy and child education in rural Nepal.

 

 

Testimonials

1. Shannon Bartier - 

"Just wanted to say thank you for a fabulous time we had on our trek to Everest Base Camp and Chitwan Jungle Adventure (November 2012). I bought vouchers ...and not knowing what to expect, I was blown away by the standard of accommodation we received, both in Kathmandu and Chitwan. The local guides were so friendly and helpful...I wouldn't have made Base Camp without Bimal's help! I have been raving to everyone since returning home about how fantastic our 'holiday' was. Thank you again!".

2. Click here for a video testimonial from our clients

 

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Day 01 Arrival to Kathmandu and Transfer to hotel (overnight in hotel).
Day 02 Fly to Lukla (2840m/9318ft) and trek to Phakding (2610m/8563ft). Total Walking Time 3 hrs; Total Ascent 120m; Total Descent 250m.
Day 03 Trek from Phakding (2610m/8563ft) to Namchey (3440m/11286ft). Total Walking Time 5-6 hrs; Total Ascent 1150m; Total Descent 100m.
Day 04 Rest in Namchey (3440m/11286ft) for acclimatisation. Options available to hike in the area. Total Walking Time 5-6 hrs; Total Ascent 550m; Total Descent 150m.
Day 05 Trek to Khumjung (3780m/12402ft). Total Walking 4-5 hrs; Total Ascent 450m; Total Descent 850m.
Day 06 Trek from Khumjung (3780m/12402ft) to Tangboche (3860m/12664ft). Total Walking Time 5-6 hrs; Total Ascent 650m; Total Descent 650m.
Day 07 Trek from Tangboche (3860m/12664ft) to Pangboche (3930m/12894ft). Total Walking Time 6-7 hrs; Total Ascent 650m; Total Descent 520m.
Day 08 Trek from Pangboche (3930m/12894ft) to Dole (4200m/13780ft). Total Walking Time 6-7 hrs; Total Ascent 520m; Total Descent 250m.
Day 09 Trek from Dole (4200m/13780ft) to Machermo (4470m/14665ft). Total Walking Time 4.5 hrs; Total Ascent 270m.
Day 10 Trek from Machermo (4470m/14665ft) to Gokyo lake (4790m/15715ft). Total Walking Time 4 hrs; Total Ascent 340m.
Day 11 Trek in the morning to Gokyo Ridge (5360/17585ft). Upon return, have breakfast and trek to Machermo or Luza. Total Walking Time 8 hrs; Total Ascent 610m; Total Descent 1010m.
Day 12 Trek from Machermo ( 4470m/14665ft) to Namchey (3440m/11286ft). Total Walking Time 7 hrs; Total Ascent 400m; Total Descent 110m.
Day 13 Trek from Namchey (3440m/11286ft) to Lukla (2840m/9318ft). Total Walking Time 7 hrs; Total Ascent 320m; Total Descent 1050m.
Day 14 Fly to Kathmandu. Afternoon free for sightseeing and shopping.
Day 15 Free day for sightseeing and shopping.
Day 16 Final Departure.
Notes
  • Information like altitude, total walking times and distance in the day to day itinerary are approxmate only.
  • the itinerary should be regarded as an outline only. The routes may have to be changed due to weather and other unpredictable conditions.
Detailed Itinerary

Inclusion Summary

  • All land transfers, including airport pickups and drop-offs, are provided in a private vehicle;
  • Domestic airfares to and from Lukla along with relevant airport taxes are covered by us;
  • The national park entrance fee, Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card fee and sightseeing entrance fee in Kathmandu are covered by us;
  • An English-speaking trekking leader is provided along with a full complement of crew (including Sherpa and porters) suited to the size of the group;
  • Aforementioned sightseeing in Kathmandu is offered;
  • A first aid kit is carried by the crew at all times;
  • All crew members are fully insured;
  • Airfares, food, accommodation and equipment as required for the crew are provided by us.

Accomodation

Accommodation in Kathmandu is at a centrally located 5-star hotel. Accommodation for the duration of the trek is provided in comfortable lodges.

Meals

Breakfasts are included during the hotel stay in Kathmandu and three meals a day are included for the duration of the trek.

Transportation

A private vehicle is provided for all relevant land transfers. Domestic flights to and from Lukla are covered by us.

Equipment

A sleeping bag and an inner sleeping sheet are provided upon request at the time of booking. However, it is advisable that you bring your own sleeping bag and inner sleeping sheet if possible, simply due to the feeling of comfort and warmth you get from your own personal items.

 

Any other items necessary for the trip, including personal items, need to be provided by you. A recommended list of items will be included in the trip note which will be provided at the time of booking.

Complimentary

A complimentary farewell dinner on the night before departure from Kathmandu will be provided.

Exclusion Summary

International flights, airport departure taxes, visas, insurance, meals not listed, any optional tours and activities during free time, camera fees, excess baggage charges, personal medical supplies, personal trekking equipment, drinking water supplies on the trek, hot water supplies on the trek, showers on the trek (if available), bar bills, laundry charges, tips or gratuities and items of a personal nature are not covered by us.

 

Any extra costs incurred due to unforeseen events or circumstances beyond the control of our agents or representatives, such as 'Nepal bandh' (strikes and closures), natural calamities, flight delays and flight cancellations, will not be covered.

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