Gokyo Lakes & Everest Base Camp Trek

Trekking to Everest Base Camp is a bucket list favourite. How about making this once-in-a-life-time trek even more epic?

If you’ve been dreaming about hiking on less-travelled paths amongst the Himalayan mountains, watching the sun rising and setting over the highest mountain in the world, Everest, learning about a new culture, setting yourself a GOAL for 2023 , this adventure is for YOU.


Come on this breathtaking trip with expedition leader, 7 summits and Everest climber Alex and award winning photographer Max.

“The mountains are calling and I must go. “

YOUR GUIDES & LEADERS

Highlights:

  • flight to Lukla and the view of the giant Himalayan mountains
  • visiting the legendary scalp of the Yeti in Thame Gompa
  • trekking to Gokyo Lakes, the World’s highest freshwater system
  • watch the sun rising behind Everest & Lhotse from Gokyo Ri
  • watch the sun setting and lighting up Everest from Kala Patthar
  • challenge ourselves on the Cho La Pass
  • learning about the Sherpa people and how they live
  • trek to Everest Base Camp
  • learning about the mountaineering history of the Everest region
  • view of 4 mountains over 8,000m during the trek
  • photography workshops with an award winner photographer
  • trek light & comfy: carry only your daypack
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Dates, Price & Payment

Friday 6 October – Wednesday 25 October 2023

Trekking: 16 days

Tea house nights: 15 (sharing a double room)

Kathmandu hotel: 3 nights (sharing a double room)


CHF 2,490 / person(about USD 2,650 | EUR 2,520 | GBP 2,240 | CAD 3,600 | HUF 1,000000


Payment via bank transfer

Pay now CHF 1000 deposit and the rest until 01 Aug 2023

or

Pay now in full

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Itinerary

(6 Oct) D 1 Arriving in Kathmandu

D 2 Shopping & packing in Kathmandu

D 3 KTM flight -> Lukla 2,840m hike -> Phakding 2,6100m

D 4 Phakding -> Namche Bazar 3,430m

D 5 Namche REST DAY hike to Everest Lodge

D 6 Namche -> Thame 3,800m

D 7 Thame -> Khumjung 3,790m

D 8 Khumjung -> Mon La Pass -> Dole 4,200m

D 9 Dole -> Maccharmo 4,410m

D 10 Machharmo -> Gokyo 4,790m

D 11 Sunrise hike -> Gokyo Ri 5,360m, hike -> Dragnag 4,700m

D 12 Dragnag -> Cho La Pass 5,420m -> Dzong Lha 4,830m

D 13 Dzong Lha -> Lobuche 4,930m

D 14 Lobuche -> Gorak Shep 5,140m,hike -> Kala Patthar 5,550m

D 15 Gorak Shep -> EBC 5,360m -> Lobuche 4,930m

D 16 Lobuche -> Pangbuche 3,930m

D 17 Pangbuche -> Namche Bazar 3,430m

D 18 Namche -> Lukla 2,840m

D 19 Lukla flight -> Kathmandu

(25 Oct) D 20 Fly home

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Delays/ cancellation

Flying in and out of Lukla poses the greatest risk to our schedule, the airfield can only be approached in good visual conditions. It can happen that the weather is good leaving Kathmandu and by the time we arrive near Lukla, the clouds close in and the pilot wouldn’t land. Your safety is our number one priority. Should the conditions delay our plan, we ask for you flexibility. If there are flight delays, cancellations for several days, the travel program may have to be rescheduled.

Insurance

Your Travel Insurance should cover trip cancellation and rescue in case you need emergency evacuation. Please look for an insurance that covers trekking up to 6,000m. It’s also recommended to take out an additional Health Insurance if your travel insurance doesn’t cover it.

You need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. For any other vaccinations, consult with your doctor and check out the Foreign Travel Advice.

Visa, Park Permit

You can get the visa on arrival at the International Airport. USD 50 for 30days. More info here.

Park and trekking is permit included in the cost. Please bring a copy of passport and passport photos.

Phone calls, Wifi, Sim Card

You can grab a sim card or an e-sim in Thamel, Kathmandu and top it up for the duration of the trek. Ncell is a popular mobil data supplier in Nepal. Please note, tea houses charge for wifi during the trek.

My motto: There is no wifi in the mountains, but I promise you will find a better connection.

Remember why you are coming on this trip. To re-charge, immerse yourself, learn, challenge yourself, to have amazing experiences. Phones are great for photos and videos, why not put it on airplane mode so the battery lasts longer 😉

Fitness & daily hiking times

Be prepared to hike 4 – 8 hours per day. Best way to train for this trek at home is to hike with a large, heavy backpack for many hours. Walk up and down stairs and use the gym treadmill at an incline. Do both aerobic (running, cycling) and strength training (weights).

If you have any specific questions about training, get in touch with Alex on WhatsApp +41 79 480 8605 or email alex7summits@gmail.com.

There’s no preparation for the altitude, unless you live at high elevation at home. You can also rent a pre-acclimatization device or go to an altitude gym if there’s one nearby.

Alex is running high altitude training camps in St. Moritz, Swiss Alps during the summer. Why not head out and get in Himalaya trekking shape!

Luggage

When packing at home, good idea to put your trekking boots in your carry-on luggage. We can replace many items in Kathmandu, however worn-in and tested boots are gold!

We will have porter support during the entire trek from arriving to returning to Lukla. The duffel bag you give to the porter is max 10kg. You will only carry a daypack (see WHAT TO WEAR AND BRING) during the day. By the time we get to the tea houses, our big luggage will be there. Please bring a padlock.


Luxury

After leaving Namche Bazaar 3,430m, taking a hot shower will turn into bucket washing! Bring wet wipes. A good battery pack will save you some bucks charging the iphone everyday, but please count with having to charge the battery pack. Don’t rely on a solar charger, due to the weather.

Snacks, tea, coffee

While a Snickers bar is about USD 1 in Lukla, it can cost 3-4 times more the higher and further we go, for example near Everest Base Camp.

If you have your favourite tea bags of coffee, bring it and you can mix it with hot water for the trek / tea house stays.

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If you have any questions regarding the Gokyo Lakes & Everest Base Camp adventure, or ready to book, please fill out the form below.


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