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Everest & Gokyo Lakes Circuit


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Trek Nepal's classic trail and explore the remote Gokyo Valley


Start Kathmandu.

Drive to Manthali (Ramechhap) airport; short but spectacular flight to Lukla (2800m). Head northwards up the valley of the Dudh Kosi; trek to the small settlement of Phakding.

Follow the Dudh Kosi and ascend to Namche Bazaar.

Explore in and around Namche Bazaar; acclimatisation walk in the Thame Valley.

Acclimatisation walk to Kunde and Khumjung; descend to Kyanjuma.

Cross the Mong La into the Gokyo Valley and trek to Dole.

Continue to Machhermo.

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.

Climb Gokyo Ri (5360m); afternoon trek to Dragnag.

Cross the Cho La (5420m) and enter the main Khumbu Valley; trek to Dzongla.

Continue the ascent to Lobuje.

A long day to visit Everest Base Camp. Overnight at Gorak Shep.

Climb Kala Pattar (5545m) for classic views of Everest; descend to Pheriche.

Trek to Thyangboche and visit the famous monastery.

Trek back to Monzo via Kyanjuma and Namche.

Return to Lukla.

.. Fly to Manthali (Ramechhap) airport and transfer to Kathmandu

Free day in Kathmandu.

End Kathmandu.

Additional Information

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 on to the classic route to Everest Base Camp used by the great climbing parties. Allowing ample time for acclimatisation, we are able to explore this high mountain wilderness, the quieter Gokyo Valley as well as the main Everest trails. Our goal is Everest Base Camp on the Khumbu Glacier with the chance to climb iconic Kala Pattar (5545m), which offers fabulous close-up views of Mount Everest.

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