Everest & Gokyo Lakes Circuit

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Everest & Gokyo Lakes Circuit - Exodus Travels
Everest & Gokyo Lakes Circuit - Exodus Travels
33 reviews
+12 Destinations
Himalaya Mountains


Start and end in Kathmandu! With the hiking & trekking tour Everest & Gokyo Lakes Circuit, you have a 19 day tour package taking you through Kathmandu, Nepal and 10 other destinations in Nepal. Everest & Gokyo Lakes Circuit includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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18 to 99 year olds
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Hiking & Trekking, Adventure, Mountain Hikes, Attraction-Based Hikes
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Start Kathmandu.
  2. Day 2: 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.
  3. Day 3: Follow the Dudh Kosi and ascend to Namche Bazaar.
  4. Day 4: Explore in and around Namche Bazaar; acclimatisation walk in the Thame Valley.
  5. Day 5: Acclimatisation walk to Kunde and Khumjung; descend to Kyanjuma.
  6. Day 6: Cross the Mong La into the Gokyo Valley and trek to Dole.
  7. Day 7: Continue to Machhermo.
  8. Day 8: 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.
  9. Day 9: Climb Gokyo Ri (5360m); afternoon trek to Dragnag.
  10. Day 10: Cross the Cho La (5420m) and enter the main Khumbu Valley; trek to Dzongla.
  11. Day 11: Continue the ascent to Lobuje.
  12. Day 12: A long day to visit Everest Base Camp. Overnight at Gorak Shep.
  13. Day 13: Climb Kala Pattar (5545m) for classic views of Everest; descend to Pheriche.
  14. Day 14: Trek to Thyangboche and visit the famous monastery.
  15. Day 15: Trek back to Monzo via Kyanjuma and Namche.
  16. Day 16: Return to Lukla.
  17. Day 17: .. Fly to Manthali (Ramechhap) airport and transfer to Kathmandu
  18. Day 18: Free day in Kathmandu.
  19. Day 19: End Kathmandu.

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33 Reviews

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  • IM
    Written on November 6, 2013
    2.0 - Rather poor

    The weather is always a risk factor, beware the extra costs, which could include a helicopter charter or an aborted or severely curtailed trip. Don't assume October will be fine - which it mostly is btw.What was the most inspirational moment of your... Read more

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  • TD
    Written on April 25, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    A wonderful journey fulfilling a long awaited dream.Challenging, demanding yet motivating and exciting.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?To have had the priviledge to stay at Everest Base Camp for 2 nights alongside the Indian Expedition... Read more

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  • AE
    Written on January 2, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    A tough but brilliantly rewarding trip. What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?There were numerous highlights but I think reaching the summit of Gokyo Ri and seeing the most incredible view of the Himalayas and the glacier below us dissapearing... Read more

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  • DS
    Written on December 3, 2012
    4.0 - Good

    Great trip, very hard and may need re evaluating by ExodusWhat was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Climbing up to the top of Gyoko Ri and looking over 4 x 8000m peaksWhat did you think of your group leader?Our group leader was great, and very... Read more

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  • RU
    Written on November 13, 2012
    4.0 - Good

    A great trip and I was very pleased that I opted for this trip rather than the Everest Base Camp dash. The route to the Gokyo lakes was well worth the extra time required.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Gokyo Ri, crossing the Cho La Pass... Read more

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  • LH
    Written on November 5, 2012
    5.0 - Excellent

    A demanding but highly rewarding trek encompassing the spectacular Gykyo lakes, encompassing climb of Gykyo Ri through the Cho La pass towards Kala Pattar and Everest base camp.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Inspiration is daily... Read more

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  • MS
    Written on May 18, 2012
    5.0 - Excellent

    A strenuous but well-worth trek encompassing two spectacular and incredibly diverse valleys, encompassing two summits, a high pass and culminating in the trek to Everest Base Camp for close up views of the highest mountain in the world (when its not hidden... Read more

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  • RW
    Written on April 23, 2012
    5.0 - Excellent

    I went on this trip with very little expectation or knowledge of the region - massively underprepared, however with a great bunch of people, a fantastic leader and guides I found this one of the best trips of my life. I would highly recommend it.What was... Read more

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  • MP
    Written on April 16, 2012
    4.0 - Good

    It was a great trip, but really, really hard!  The actual walking was not harder than your average day in the Lake District, but with the altitude, freezing cold nights, early starts, and basic tea house washing and toilet facilities it all added up to... Read more

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  • RF
    Written on January 19, 2012
    5.0 - Excellent

    The trek from beginning to end was an amazing experience made all the better for Exedus's usual attention to detail and superb organisation. This is a challenging but really superb trek which anyone with a willingness to stretch themself can do.   What was... Read more

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Start and end in Kathmandu.
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Covering a total distance of approx 378 km.
  • Kathmandu (Nepal)
  • 137 km
  • Lukla (Nepal)
  • 9 km
  • Phakding (Nepal)
  • 4 km
  • Namche Bazar (Nepal)
  • 1 km
  • Khumjung (Nepal)
  • 15 km
  • Gokyo Lake (Nepal)
  • 7 km
  • Machhermo (Nepal)
  • 14 km
  • Gorak Shep (Nepal)
  • 2 km
  • Kala Pattar (Nepal)
  • 16 km
  • Pangboche (Nepal)
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