Gokyo Lake - Everest Base Camp Trek

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Trip Overview

This trek is a combination of the Gokyo Lake and the Everest Base Camp. A visit to Gokyo Ri offers magnificent view of Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Amadablam. We then cross over the Cho Lo pass and visit the Everest Base Camp. This trek also offers a walk through th emost dramatic landscape and magnificent views of the mountain range in the region.

Things To Do

Itinerary

  • Day 01
    Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel
  • Day 02
    Full day sight-seeing around Kathmandu Valley
    • Kathmandu Durbar SquareKathmandu Durbar Square
    • Boudhanath StupaBoudhanath Stupa
  • Day 03
    Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla

    Kathmandu to LuklaTrek to Pakding

  • Day 04
    Trek Pakding to Namche Bazar

    Namche Bazar

  • Day 05
    Namche rest for acclimatization

    Namche Bazar

  • Day 06
    Trek to Khumjung

    Khumjung Village

  • Day 07
    Trek to Lharbama
  • Day 08
    Trek to Pangor
  • Day 09
    Trek to Gokyo(4750m)

    Gokyo Lake

  • Day 10
    Rest day at Gokyo, Climb Gokyo Ri (5483m) and return

    Gokyo Ri

  • Day 11
    Trek to Na
  • Day 12
    Trek Cho La
  • Day 13
    Trek to Dughla
  • Day 14
    Trek Gorakshep
  • Day 15
    Trek to Kalapathar (5,545 m)/Lobuche (4,930m)

    Kalapathhar

  • Day 16
    Trek to Pheriche
  • Day 17
    Trek to Thyangboche

    Thyangboche

  • Day 18
    Trek to Namche

    Namche Bazar

  • Day 19
    Trek to Lukla
  • Day 20
    Fly to Kathmandu

    Lukla to Kathmandu

  • Day 21
    Free Day in Kathmandu
  • Day 22
    Free day in Kathmandu
  • Day 23
    Departure from Kathmandu
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Safety and Precautions

  At high altitudes and other flights of fancy

Traveling at high altitudes

On many of our trekking tours, it goes high. Traveling at high altitudes often allow unique experiences. However, the height should always be treated with respect. In increasing amount of oxygen is decreasing (the oxygen content of the air remains the same), our bodies can absorb less oxygen and therefore it is possible to suffer from altitude sickness.

 

Mountain Sickness

The first symptoms may be shortness of breath, etc., headache, fatigue, poor sleep, poor appetite. Upon arrival at high altitudes (above 3000 meters), these symptoms may occur temporarily, but they usually disappear after 1 to 2 days.

The incidence of altitude sickness symptoms has less to do with age or the personal fitness, but much more with the speed of the ascent to high altitudes and their own behavior. Our programs are very carefully put together in order to allow an easy acclimatization. But even so, it is possible that trip participants are rarely as strong altitude sickness that eventually the journey must even be canceled..   

 

Therapy

In an ongoing, mild form of altitude sickness (slight but persistent headache, little sleep, etc.) should if possible a rest day without climbing are turned on. In most cases, the victims recover completely and be able to continue the tour. In such a case, headache agents can reduce the discomfort associated with the active ingredient, ibuprofen or any Diamox. On many trekking group we lead with an extra horse. If someone feels not fit, you can also ride a distance, if permitted by the terrain.

People with severe headache or signs of brain dysfunction must descend (recommended at least 1000 meters in altitude). Dexamethasone can reduce the discomfort.

Acute are the Höhenlungen- and altitude cerebral edema. Extreme shortness of breath, dry cough and sudden drop in performance may indicate a high altitude pulmonary edema. In this case, nifedipine may be employed.

Walking and standing uncertainties may indicate a height edema. The treatment can be done with dexamethasone (possibly Diamox).

 

Safety Measures

Some of the Treks that Makalu Adventure has designed involves crossing over high passes some over 5000 meters. It is the utmost important for us to provide safety equipment. Some of the equipments that we provide are listed below.

 

Safety Equipment

In all of our group tours this is standard:

  • Extensive emergency pharmacy and pulse oximeter
  • Many trekking at high altitudes, this is usually this:
  • Height pressure chambers of PAC
  • Satellite phones Thuraya
  • 24h SOS -Telephone : Makalu Adventure has its own 24-hour SOS phone.
  • Vaccinations:No vaccinations are mandatory for the Himalayan countries.  Please consult on before leaving your house or tropical doctor vaccinations or contact us.
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