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EVEREST BASE CAMP(EBC) & GOKYO LAKES TREK – 17D/16N – A DREAM TREK FOR EVERYONE

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17D/16N
Availability : OCTOBER 5th
KATHMANDU
EVEREST BASE CAMP
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QUICK INFO:-

REGION :- Nepal
DURATION :- 17 Days 16 Nights(Ex-Kathmandu)
EVENT PRICE :- INR 149999(Ex-Kathmandu)
OFFER PRICE :- INR 99999(Ex-Kathmandu)
GRADE :– Moderately Hard
ALTITUDE :– Kathmandu (1,400 meters /4592 feet), Lukla (2,840 meters /9,316 feet), Namche Bazar (3,440 meters /11,284 feet), Tengboche (3,860 meters /12,661 feet), Dingboche (4,410 meters /14,465 feet), Lobuche (4,910 meters /16,105 feet), Gorak Shep (5,140 meters /16,860 feet), Everest Base Camp (5,364 meters /17,594 feet), Gokyo lakes(4,700–5,000 m/15,400–16,400 ft).
TREK DISTANCE :– 135Kms(Daily we trek for 8 to 10kms).
TEMPERATURE : Day will be -5°C to 22°C and Night will be 4°C to -15°C

ABOUT EBC & GOKYO LAKES:- The Everest Base Camp trek stands as a dream journey for many adventure enthusiasts worldwide, offering a transformative odyssey through the majestic Himalayas. This iconic trek weaves through the heart of the Khumbu region of Nepal, leading adventurers to the foot of the world’s tallest peak, Mount Everest. Embarking on this expedition is a testament to human endurance and a reverence for nature’s grandeur. The trail navigates through a landscape adorned with towering peaks, verdant valleys, and ancient glaciers, each step resonating with a sense of awe and wonder. Reaching Everest Base Camp is not merely about conquering a summit; it’s about embracing the journey, finding solace in solitude, and forging connections with fellow adventurers. Standing at the foot of Everest, amidst a panorama of snow-capped peaks, one is humbled by the enormity of nature’s masterpiece. Each step taken on the Everest Base Camp trek is a step closer to self-discovery, a testament to the indomitable human spirit, and a realization of the boundless beauty that awaits those willing to venture into the heart of the Himalayas.

The Gokyo Lakes trek is a breathtaking adventure in the Everest region of Nepal. Trekking through the tranquil Gokyo Valley, adventurers are treated to a series of shimmering turquoise lakes, surrounded by towering peaks and glaciers. The journey offers a peaceful alternative to the more crowded Everest Base Camp route, allowing trekkers to immerse themselves in the pristine beauty of the Himalayas. Highlights include the stunning views from Gokyo Ri, where the panorama of Everest, Lhotse, and Cho Oyu unfolds. The trek also offers opportunities to engage with local Sherpa culture, adding depth to an already unforgettable experience in the mountains.

ITINERARY

DAY 1 KATHMANDU: ARRIVAL DAY

Altitude: 1,350m/4,428ft

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, the vibrant capital and cultural epicenter of Nepal, expect a warm welcome and seamless transfer to your hotel. Later in the evening, prepare for a comprehensive briefing on the final details of your trek, followed by an early night’s rest in anticipation of an exciting day ahead.

DAY 2KATHMANDU TO LUKLA FLIGHT AND PHAKDING

Altitude: 2,800m/9184ft (Lukla) & 2,652m/8,698ft (Phakding)
Walking Distance: 8km (3-4 hours) 
Flight time: 15 min from Ramecchap
Drive time: 4 hours & 30mins (Kathmandu to Ramecchap)

Following a brief morning flight to Lukla, you’ll meet your guide and porter to commence your trek. Beginning with a leisurely stroll through Chaurikharka village, you’ll gradually descend towards Dudhkoshi Ghat (2,530m/8,300ft). The trail meanders alongside the Dudhkoshi River until reaching Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft), our accommodation for the night to aid in acclimatization. Take advantage of your leisure time in Phakding, a well-known rest stop along the route.

DAY 3PHAKDING TO NAMCHE BAZAAR

Altitude: 3,440m/11,283ft
Walking Distance: 10-12km (5-6 hours)

After enjoying breakfast in Phakding, we’ll prepare for the trek to Namche Bazaar, renowned as the largest Sherpa village in Nepal. Our journey begins by crossing the Dudhkoshi River via an expansive suspension bridge, followed by a scenic traverse through a pine forest to reach Monjo, approximately two hours away. Soon after, we’ll reach the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park for a quick permit check before descending to the Dudh Kosi River, where we’ll spot Mani stones along the way en route to Jorsale. Lunch awaits us here before we tackle the uphill climb to Namche. Along the riverbank, we’ll encounter two crossings, including the iconic Hillary Suspension Bridge. Although the ascent to our resting place is challenging, the reward of witnessing Everest’s majestic presence from Namche Bazaar will make it all worthwhile.

DAY 4NAMCHE BAZAAR: REST AND ACCLIMATIZATION DAY

Altitude: 3,440m/11,283ft

At this juncture, we pause for a well-deserved break! Today is dedicated to rest, allowing our bodies to acclimate to the high altitude. There’s an optional two-hour hike to Everest View Point, offering an uphill trek that aids in acclimatization. Alternatively, you can spend the day exploring Namche Bazaar. Visit the Sherpa museum for insights into Sherpa culture and mountaineering history. On Saturdays, the Hatt Bazaar opens, providing a glimpse into the local marketplace. This market is part of the larger Namche Bazaar, a bustling shopping hub offering a wide array of trekking and mountaineering gear and attire.

DAY 5NAMCHE BAZAAR TO PHORTSE

Altitude: 3,700m/12,139ft
Walking Distance: 10km (6 hours)

After a hearty breakfast in Namche Bazaar, we’re energized for another day of trekking towards Everest Base Camp! Unforgettable vistas of the Himalayas – featuring Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kwangde – await us, promising breathtaking highlights along the way. Our next stop, Phortse, renowned as one of the most picturesque locations in the Everest region, boasts legendary views, notably of Ama Dablam.

DAY 6PHORTSE TO DINGBOCHE

Altitude: 4,400m/14,435ft
Walking Distance: 11km (6 hours)

Today’s trail runs alongside the canyon of the mighty Imja Khol River, known for its striking glacial blue waters. We’ll embark on a gradual ascent to Pangboche, the largest Sherpa settlement in the region, offering a fascinating glimpse into typical Sherpa village life. Here, there’s a wonderful opportunity to share a meal with locals. For the adventurous, a short hike to the historic Pangboche monastery, one of the region’s oldest, awaits. In the afternoon, expect a challenging trek as we traverse dry, barren mountainscapes en route to Dingboche.

DAY 7 DINGBOCHE: REST AND ACCLIMATIZATION DAY

Altitude: 4,400m/14,435ft (Dingboche)

Seize this opportunity to rejuvenate before the final stretch of our journey! Dedicate a full day to discovering Dingboche and its neighboring valleys of Chhukung and Imja. Imja Valley connects with Island Peak, the high passes of Amphu Laptsa, and Makalu Barun National Park. Opting for a trek through these valleys promises breathtaking views, but prioritizing relaxation is paramount today. Resting adequately is crucial, preparing us for tomorrow’s penultimate ascent.

DAY 8DINGBOCHE TO LOBUCHE

Altitude: 4,900m/16,076ft (Lobuche)
Walking Distance: 11-12 km (6-7 hours)

From this point onward, the trek will gradually become more challenging as we ascend to higher altitudes. We’ll pass through Dungla, preceded by a strenuous, steep climb to the summit of a lofty hill. Here, memorial stupas honor climbers and trekkers who lost their lives on Everest. Continuing on, our journey traverses rugged mountain terrain to Lobuche, a quaint settlement offering breathtaking vistas of Mt. Lobuche, Mt. Pumari, and Nuptse. Be prepared for a chilly night ahead, as we are now nearly three miles above sea level, where evenings can be quite cold.

DAY 9LOBUCHE TO GOREKSHEP AND EVEREST BASE CAMP, EBC TO GOREKSHEP

Altitude: 5180m/16,994ft (Gorekshep) & 5364m/17598 (EBC)
Walking Distance: 15km (6-8 hours)

This marks the pinnacle of our journey! Our significant day begins with a relatively straightforward trek from Lobuche to Gorekshep. The subsequent path to Everest Base Camp becomes more challenging, navigating rocky dunes and moraine, which are accumulations of unconsolidated glacial debris. En route, we’ll encounter the renowned Khumbu Glacier and icefall, situated on Everest’s slopes. Upon reaching Base Camp, a highlight of our trek, you may have the opportunity (during the spring climbing season) to interact with climbers embarking on their summit attempts. Capture unforgettable moments with your camera amidst the awe-inspiring scenery. As the afternoon sunlight fades, we’ll return to Gorekshep, eagerly seeking rest and relaxation after an arduous and eventful day.

DAY 10GOREKSHEP TO KALAPATHAR TO DZONGLA

Altitude: Kalapathar 5545m/18192ft, Dzonga 4840m/15879ft
Walking Distance: 12km and 6-7 hrs.

Before dawn breaks, we’ll rise to embark on a trek towards Kalapathar, translating to “black rock,” for an enchanting sunrise over Mt. Everest. As the day’s first light graces the horizon, you’ll be greeted by a breathtaking panorama of Nuptse Nup, Changtse, and Lhotse. This may very well be the highlight of your entire journey, offering the perfect opportunity to capture stunning photographs of Everest and its neighboring peaks. Following this unforgettable experience, we’ll return to Gorekshep for breakfast before continuing our journey onwards to Dzongla.

DAY 11DZONGLA TO CHO LA TO THAKNAK

Altitude: Cho La 5364m/17598ft, Thaknak 4358m/14298ft
Walking Distance: 12km and 7-8 hrs.

This day could potentially pose the greatest challenge of the trek as you ascend over the pass. However, having already completed the visit to Everest Base Camp, you should be acclimatized to trekking at high altitudes and feeling more resilient. In case of inclement weather, crossing the pass may prove challenging. While crampons are typically unnecessary, microspikes can be beneficial if weather conditions deteriorate. The climb to the summit is demanding, but the breathtaking views awaiting you make every effort worthwhile.

DAY 12THAKNAK TO GOKYO

Altitude: Gokyo 4750m/15584ft
Walking Distance: 9 Km and 4-5 hrs.

Descending further into the Gokyo Valley, we traverse the Ngozumpa Glacier, the longest glacier in this Himalayan region and a truly awe-inspiring spectacle. Our aim is to arrive at Gokyo in time for lunch. Following our meal, you’ll have the opportunity to stroll up to one of the lakes in the valley, where you can enjoy stunning vistas of the surrounding peaks.

DAY 13GOKYO - GOKYO RI TO MACHERMO

Altitude: Gokyo Ri (5,357m)
Walking Distance: 7km (5 or 6 hours)

We’ll embark on an early morning hike to the summit of Gokyo Ri, standing at 5,357m. The panoramic views from this vantage point might even surpass those from Kala Patthar. Before you lies a majestic vista encompassing four of the world’s 14 highest peaks: Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu. Despite their distance, the views of Everest are remarkable, and you’ll have the opportunity to gaze down upon one of the largest glaciers in the Himalayas below. Following our descent, we’ll return to the tea house for breakfast and commence our trek downhill through the Gokyo Valley, eventually reaching Machermo, where we will spend the night.

DAY 14MACHERMO TO NAMCHE

Altitude: 3,440m/11,283ft (Namche)
Walking Distance: 15km (7 to 8 hours).

Today’s trek entails a relatively lengthy journey, but the trail is well-defined and predominantly downhill, which eases the challenge. Descending through the Gokyo Valley, you’ll be treated to picturesque views of the surrounding peaks. Eventually, we’ll intersect with the main route leading to Everest Base Camp before continuing onward to Namche. We’ll conclude the day with an overnight stay in Namche Bazaar.

DAY 15NAMCHE TO PHAKDING AND LUKLA

Altitude: 2,800m/9,184ft
Walking Distance: 16km (6-7 hours)

Following breakfast, we begin our trek towards the Hillary Suspension Bridge, traversing through numerous local villages along the way. Upon reaching Lukla, we’ll spend the evening at our final Tea House, marking the end of our journey. Traditionally, this occasion calls for a celebratory gathering with our trekking crew—a testament to the remarkable teamwork and perseverance that led us to this momentous achievement. As we reflect on our journey, tonight’s stay on the mountain carries a bittersweet undertone, marking our final night amidst these awe-inspiring surroundings.

DAY 16LUKLA TO KATHMANDU

Altitude: 1350m/4428ft
Flight time: 35 min

In the morning, you’ll embark on a short flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, marking both the beginning and end of your journey. Upon arrival, you’ll be transferred to your hotel for some well-deserved personal time to reflect on your Himalayan adventure. Later in the evening, we’ll gather for a farewell dinner at one of Kathmandu’s finest Nepalese restaurants, eagerly anticipating your feedback on the trip.

DAY 17KATHMANDU: DEPARTURE DAY

Altitude: 1,350m/4,428ft

On your final day in Nepal, enjoy a hearty breakfast before indulging in some last-minute shopping in Kathmandu. Rest assured, we’ll ensure you reach Kathmandu International Airport with ample time before your departure flight. As we bid our farewells, armed with cherished memories and stunning photographs, you’ll carry with you the warmth of our shared experiences to share with your loved ones.

Costing From INR 99000
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  • 17 day adventure, 14 of which include 3 meals a dayThough food will be served hot satisfying south taste buds is really tough ..So keep your expectations in check..
  • 2 nights of accommodation in Kathmandu, breakfast included
  • Round-trip airfare between Kathmandu/Ramecchap and Lukla
  • Accommodation while trekking
  • Airport transfers
  • Everest trekking permit and TIMS (traveler security) Card
  • Fully-licensed, English-speaking guide
  • Porter service
  • Local and government taxes
  • First aid kit
  • Farewell dinner
  • Trip completion certificate
  • 1 HTC T-shirt
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  • ANY OTHER ITEM WHICH IS NOT SPECIFIED UNDER COST INCLUSIONS.
  • FOOD WHICH NOT MENTIONED IN INCLUSIONS
  • ANY PERSONAL EXPENSES LIKE LAUNDRY, TELEPHONE BILLS, MULE RIDE, EMERGENCY EVACUATION COST, TIPS ETC
  • ANY COST ARISING DUE TO PANDEMICS, NATURAL CALAMITIES LIKE LANDSLIDES, ROAD BLOCKS, DELAY ETC TO BE BORNE BY THE CLIENT.
  • GST (5%)
OTHER INFO

PAYMENT POLICY:

Please confirm your participation by paying INR 19999 (Ex-KATHMANDU)  (Non-refundable Initial Fee) to book your spot. Rest to be paid before 60 Days of Departure date.

CANCELLATIONS & REFUND POLICY :

● PAYMENT IS NON-REFUNDABLE/NON-TRANSFERABLE
● This is Non-Refundable event.

TRAVEL SUGGESTIONS:

Pls ensure that you arrive one day prior to the meeting point. And also make sure that to keep extra days after completion of trek.

EXTRA DAYS IN NEPAL : As flights to Lukla can at times be delayed for several days during periods of bad weather we suggest you add a couple of extra days at the end of your trek in case of any delays. Extra days should always be scheduled at the end of the trip and not the start. Here are the suggested numbers of extra days based on the trekking season. The suggested number of days is just a guideline and should be generally sufficient.

Trek Start Dates from: Sept to May – 2 Extra Days
Trek Start Dates from: June to Oct  – 4 Extra Days

Let us know on your departure date and we can arrange extra hotel nights in Kathmandu for INR 5K to 8K per/night. If you need any help you can call our sales team.

Note: Flight fare increases every day. So it’s advised to book your flight tickets at the earliest.

THINGS TO REMEMBER : 

Alcohol consumption/ smoking tobacco/ weed is strictly prohibited. Will be expelled from the event If found with consumption.
Please do not litter any plastic (biscuit pack covers, candy wrappers, etc.). We commit to keeping our events pollute free.
● Hyderabad Trekking Club has a right to cancel the participant slot.
● Please do not cause delay and cause inconvenience for others and impact the schedule.
● Below 18 must take the consent of the parents to participate.
● Participants will be notified prior to when the itinerary is modified/ event get canceled due to any unforeseen circumstances.
● If there is an unexpected change in weather during the event, the organizer has the right to withdraw/ retreat.
● Participants should coordinate, disciplined and align together as a team during the event.
● Please do not expect luxury facilities and appreciate being cooperative with fellow Participants
● Though we assure safety as a top priority, Event Organizers are not responsible for any severe injuries or fatal events.
● No refund will be provided if the participant doesn’t show up on the day of the event.
● We strongly suggest you to purchase personal travel insurance. Please contact our team for info/help.

AGE  CRITERIA : Must be Physically fit for doing this trek. Minimum age: 18 years,
Maximum age:
60 years. People who are not suitable for doing this trek : People with high blood pressure, People over 60 years, People with heart problems, Pregnant women, People with motion sickness, Wheelchair users, People with a cold, People with mobility impairments, Children under 18 years, People with low level of fitness

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