Gokyo to EBC Trek
The popular trek to Gokyo to Kalapatthar EBC and Surrounding lakes is one of the most thrilling routes in the Solu-Khumbu region. As an alternative to the Everest Base Camp trek
It equals or surpasses it in beauty and with less of the crowds. The highlight of Gokyo Ri, a viewpoint with an astonishing panorama of the Himalaya as well as views of the sparklings lakes below and Nepal largest glacier.
The journey up to the Gokyo valley with its associated alpine lakes is fast becoming a favorite trek in the khumbu region. As the everest region second most popular destination after the Everest Base Camp Trek, Gokyo has neighboring valley with the exception of Everest Base Camp. Its provides a suitable choice for trekkers wishing to avoid the increased crowed and fervor on the base camp trails.
The Gokyo valley includes all the mountain scenery you can take and more and trail life provides insights into the sherpa lifestyle and cultural along the way. The views of Everest and surrounding peaks from Gokyo Ri (5,340m/17,519ft) is the visual highlight of treks. From this viewpoint you will have an unforgettable view of the Himalaya; with Everest standing out above the rest while far below the vantage point are the sparkling Gokyo lakes alongside the lateral moraine of Nepal largest glacier the Ngozomba Glacier.
Along the whole Gokyo to Kalapatthar (5,545m/18,188ft) EBC trek can enjoy robust Mountain scenery with an arry of snowy peaks, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu, Nupste, Pumori, Thamsherku, Kangde, Makalu, Baruntse, The highest Mt.Everest, and many more soar above the mountain ranges trails. Crossing of Cho-La, one of the highest navigable pass. This land is famous by the renowned high mountain sherpa, who still largely follow a customary way of life. The Everest Base Camp trip allows insight into their lifestyle with associated Buddhist monasteries, regally perched about the settlements. Rare wildlife in the stark highland include the Musk deer, Himalayan Thar, Snow Leopard, Snow Cock, Hawk, Pheasant and people even lay claim that the fabled yeti resides somewhere in the Khumbu.
After flying from Kathmandu into Lukla, we’ll begin trekking to the Sherpa capital Namche Bazaar and on to the turquoise glacial waters of Gokyo Lakes, sacred to Tibetan Buddhist living in this area. Rising for an early start, we’ll trek to the summit of Gokyo Ri for some of the best mountain views in all of Nepal. We’ll travel across the Ngozumpa Glacier before crossing Cho La Pass to Dzongla.
From here, we’ll make our way to Lobuche along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and on to Gorakshep (5,140m/16,860ft) at the base of the Kala Pattar. You can hike to the top for sunset views or make an early morning trek to its summit for a panoramic view of the high Himalaya, including Everest at 29,035′. The trek to Everest Base Camp at the foot of the imposing Khumbu Icefall is 3-hours from Gorakshep.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m) Airport and transfer to hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing & Preparation for the Trek
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla & Trek to Phakding (2652m/8,700ft),3/4hrs
Day 04: Trek to Namche (3440m/11,284ft),5/6hrs
Day 05: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar (440m/11,284ft)
Day 06: Trek to Thame (3736m),5/6 hrs
Day 07: Trek to Khumjung (3786m/12419ft),5/6 hrs
Day 08: Trek to Dole (4110m/13152ft),6/7hrs
Day 09: Trek to Machhermu (4470m/1466ft),5,6hrs
Day 10:Trek to Gokyo,(4750m/15585ft),3/4 hrs
Day 11: Trek to Gokyo-Ri (5360m)
Day 12:Trek to Thangnak,(4700m/15421ft),5/6hrs
Day 13: Trek to Chola-Pass in Lobuche (4930m/16175ft),9/10hrs
Day 14: Trek to Gorekshep ( 5160m/16,929ft),3 hrs
Day 15: Early hike to Kalapatthar (5545m/18,192ft),2/3 hrs
Day 16: Trek to Namche Bazzar, (3440m/11284 ft ),6/7 hrs
Day 17: Trek back to Lukla ,(2800m/9,184ft ), 7/8 hrs
Day 18: Fly back Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 19: Leisure day in Kathmandu
Day 20: Final departure for your onward destination
Note: The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. This Gokyo to Kalapatthar EBC Treks can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Private group and solo trekkers can be book this trek any date. The below departure dates indicate only trekking/tour duration from kathmandu to Kathmandu, doesn’t indicate arrival, sightseeing, leisure and departure day but the cost include 20 days above package. If you want to make any changes please inform our agency.
Moderate to Strenuous
A moderate to strenuous trek requires a medium level of fitness. During these treks you will be required to walk up to 6 hours in one day. The trails will not always be clear and may at times be narrow and steep. You will be at times quite high in altitude so should be prepared for colder conditions and occasional snow. Moderate to strenuous treks are normally in well facilitated areas but at times you should be prepared for minimal facilities and amenities, esp. if it is a camping trek. And you will be more isolated from major roads and towns.