This trekking package is a journey that takes us to two of the region’s most beloved sites: Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Valley. Our itinerary allows us to experience nearly every highlight of the Khumbu region. From lush forests to gracious Sherpa villages to unbelievable Himalayan views, there will never be a dull moment. For most treks in the region, reaching Everest Base Camp is the pinnacle moment of the journey. In the Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake Trek, this is only the beginning. After reaching EBC, we continue to the emerald-green Gokyo Lakes after crossing the ambitious Cho La Pass (5368m).
Each day, our minds will be in awe at the landscapes around us. We start the trek with a flight to Lukla, and then hike through beautiful Sherpa villages and the lush forests that surround them. Passing through pine and rhododendron forests, we already feel refreshed, excited for the trek ahead. Chhortens, prayer flags, and other symbols of Tibetan Buddhist culture increase the charm along the path. We stay in Namche Bazaar, a fun to place to explore while getting accustomed to the altitude. After taking an extra day to acclimatize, we stay in Tengboche, home of the Tengboche Monastery. The monastery is located at the confluence of the Dudh Kosi River and Imja Khola River, and is the largest gompa in the Khumbu region. The next major highlight, after several days of stunning mountain views and beautiful villages, is the hike up Everest Base Camp (5364m), which includes a view of Khumbu Glacier. The next day, we hike to Kala Patthar (5540m), feeling energized and grateful to be surrounded by such beauty. After crossing the strenuous Chola La Pass, we again feel rewarded by the pristine landscape. The amazement continues as we cross the Ngozumpa Glacier and reach Gokyo Valley and Gokyo Ri (5360m). We enjoy the jaw-dropping views of alpine lakes, mountain peaks, glaciers. From here, we begin our descent back to Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu.
Trekking is possible throughout the year, but Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) provide the best weather. During the Spring, there is a bit more color and the rhododendrons are blooming, and in the Autumn months, the skies are generally clearer. The Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Valley Trek requires fitness and acclimatization to avoid acute mountain sickness. Breeze Adventure arranges the trek with complete management. Please, feel free to contact us for more detailed information.
Enjoying a combination of two of the most popular treks in the region
Mesmerizing view of emerald-green lakes at Gokyo Ri
Once-in-a-lifetime high-altitude trekking that includes Everest Base Camp (5364m), Kala Patthar (5540m), and Cho La Pass (5368m)
Traversing both Khumbu Glacier and Ngozumpa Glacier
Experience Sherpa villages and Tibetan Buddhist culture
All our packages include accommodation in the cost. This accommodation is included during the set itinerary. While in Kathmandu, we provide a 2-3 Star hotel for you. During the trek, our guides will pick the best lodge for you to stay in based on their experience as well as room availability. All the accommodations will be twin-shared basis. In the mountain, Shower and toilet will be on Sharing basis. During high trekking season, you may have to share a room with a same-sex trekker from another group.
Nepal has a wide variety of food and it is easy to cater to your needs. If you are a vegetarian/vegan, gluten or lactose free, we are able to work around that if you let us know ahead of time. During your time in the hotel in Kathmandu, your breakfast is included. Lunch and dinner must be covered on your own. On the trek, breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided. For teahouse treks, we can order typical Nepali food, continental ,Italian , Tibetan and Indian at teahouses. While camping, we will prepare the meals for you. After our trek, we will have a celebration/pre-departure traditional Nepali meal in Thamel.
Guide & Porters
A government-licensed guide will lead the trek. All our guides have tremendous experience on the trails and are passionate about the trekking industry. Our guides and porters are dedicated to making your experience of trekking in Nepal a memorable one. If there is any worry during your trek, our guides will address it. Your safety is our number one priority. For groups of more than six people, there will be two guides. For teahouse treks, there will be one porter for every two trekkers. For camping treks, we will need more porters in order to carry the food, kitchen equipment, tents, etc.
As many of our treks lead us high into the Himalayas, it is necessary to let our bodies sufficiently get used to the altitude. Our treks have acclimatization days built into the itinerary. It is best to take it slow to prevent altitude sickness. The level of fitness necessary for our treks varies depending on the trek. On average, expect to walk an average of 5-6 hours per day while on the trial. Generally, the treks can be done with an average level of fitness. More important than fitness or experience is one’s personal determination and positive attitude toward finishing and enjoying the trek.
We strongly recommend having travel insurance before going on a trek. We do our best to take care of you, but something can happen that is out of our control. In case of medical emergency, leading to a helicopter evacuation, it is best to have insurance. You are unable to obtain medical insurance in Nepal and must do so in your home country. Be sure that your insurance covers accidents abroad and high in the mountains.
Best Time to Travel
The peak seasons for traveling in Nepal are during the Spring (March to May) and the Autumn (September to November). These times provide the best scenery and clearest skies, but of course they are a little more crowded than the off-season. It is possible to trek during the Winter (December to February), but you will face cold temperatures. It is also possible to trek during the monsoon season (June to August), though the views will likely be covered by clouds and there is a high chance of rainfall.
Please be assured that Breeze Adventure manage our treks to the highest standards. Your safety and satisfaction are our priority. We will support you to the best of our abilities with any issues that may arise. From time to time flights to and from Lukla may be delayed due to weather conditions. It is often worthwhile to include a day or two extra in your schedule to be used in the event of a delay, or if you require a little extra time during the trek. We will work with you to ensure you get the most from your trek and visit to Nepal.