Everest & Gokyo Lakes Circuit


Tour length 19 daysFrom Kathmandu to Kathmandu
Active Adventure
Hiking & Trekking
Mountain Hikes
Attraction-Based Hikes
Fully Guided
Private Room
Shared Room

About this tour

This circular Everest Base Camp trek explores the heart of the Sherpa homeland, from Namche Bazaar to the Gokyo Valley, crossing the glaciated Cho La pass and onto the classic route to Everest Base Camp used by the great climbing parties. Allowing ample time for acclimatisation, we can explore this high mountain wilderness, the quieter Gokyo Valley plus the main Everest trails. Our goal is Everest Base Camp on the Khumbu Glacier with the chance to climb Kala Pattar (18,190ft/5,545m) for fabulous close-up views of Mount Everest.Why trek with Exodus? One of the highest staff-to-traveller ratios on the trek with one staff member to every four travellers More than 30 years’ experience organising treks in Nepal Carefully planned ascent rates and itineraries with built-in acclimatisation and contingency days Established protocol for Lukla flight delays Exodus annually commissions independent air-safety audits on domestic carriers in Nepal and only use those approved as part of the audit Experienced English-speaking local leaders who are qualified in first aid and trained to recognise and deal with altitude sickness All staff (leaders, guides and porters) are fully insured and paid a fair wage Staff carry oxygen, a first-aid kit, and self-assessment acute mountain sickness cards, used to monitor every traveller at altitude Speak to Exodus office staff who have done the trek themselves
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Tour ID 33545
Tour length 19 days
Language English
Group size 16
Age range 18 - 99

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Day 1: Start Kathmandu
Day 2: Early morning transfer to Manthali for your flight to Lukla. Trek to Phakding (breakfast)
Day 3: Follow the Dudh Kosi and ascend to Namche Bazaar (breakfast)
Day 4: Acclimatisation walk to Kunde and Khumjung; descend to Kyanjuma (breakfast)
Day 5: Cross the Mong La into the Gokyo Valley and trek to Dole (breakfast)
Day 6: Continue to Machhermo (breakfast)
Day 7: Trek to Gokyo Lake, a small settlement of lodges on the shores of a blue lake. Afternoon, optional walk up the hill behind camp for incredible views of the Ngozumpo Glacier (breakfast)
Day 8: Climb Gokyo Ri (breakfast)
Day 9: Walk across the Ngozumpo Glacier to Thangnak (breakfast)
Day 10: Cross the Cho La and enter the main Khumbu Valley; trek to Dzongla (breakfast)
Day 11: Continue the ascent to Lobuje (breakfast)
Day 12: A long day to visit Everest Base Camp. Overnight at Gorak Shep (breakfast)
Day 13: Climb Kala Pattar (5,545m) for classic views of Everest; descend to Pheriche (breakfast)
Day 14: Trek to Thyangboche and visit the famous monastery, descent to Phungki Tenga and ascend to Kyanjuma (breakfast)
Day 15: Trek back to Namche and further down to Monzo (breakfast)
Day 16: Return to Lukla (breakfast)
Day 17: Fly to Manthali; transfer to Kathmandu (breakfast)
Day 18: Free day in Kathmandu (breakfast)
Day 19: End Kathmandu (breakfast)


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Carbon emission, kg/CO2
(Guests: 1, Nights: 1)
Exploreo will offset your calculated CO2e at no cost.
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