Gokyo Lake & Everest base camp Trek

Trip Duration: 16 Days

1380$ (Per Person)

(Difficulty Level)

  • Best Season

    Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec, mar, Apr & May

  • Highest Altitude

    5,555 m

  • Transportation

    Flight Kathmandu to Lukla roundtrip

  • Group Size

    Min 01 - Max 20

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Get intimate with the gorgeous views of world’s highest peak ‘Mount Everest’ and the stunning glacial Gokyo Lakes hiking through the longest glacier in the Himalayas, the Ngozumpa Glacier.

The combined adventure of Classic Everest Base Camp Trek route with the unexplored remote wonders of the Gokyo Lakes regions brings out the best of Himalayas of Nepal to provide once in a lifetime trekking experience to all the mountaineers. Trekking to Gokyo Lake and Everest Base Camp and hiking up to Kala Patthar is one of the astounding trekking experiences for all kind of voyagers. The trek provides an excellent opportunity to grasp a mesmerizing view of the Gokyo Lakes, Mt. Everest and abundant other great Himalayas crossing through enthralling Cho La Pass and the Ngozumpa Glacier. In addition to the breathtaking mountain scenery, you get to explore the lifestyle of Himalayan people and their culture shimmering through the ancient Buddhist Monasteries, stupas, prayer flags, and carnivals. An exclusive journey that goes through Lukla, Namche Bazaar to all the way up to Gokyo, Cho La Pass, Kala Patthar, and Everest Base Camp, is one of the most adventurous treks not to be missed.

The exceptional trek route parts with the classic Everest Base Camp Trek at Namche Bazaar and heads all the way up following Dudh Koshi River valley to Gokyo Lakes region. The trails offer a much more mottled and luxuriant landscapes packed with sheer natural beauty than on the classic EBC trek. After relishing the mesmeric moment relaxing at the turquoise glacial lakes of Gokyo, you will hike up to summit Gokyo Ri to be blown away by the spectacular views of the high Himalayas including Mount Everest (8,848m), Mount Lhotse (8,516m) and Mount Cho Oyu (8,201m). From there, the trails ascend towards one of the most archetypal ‘Three Passes,’ Cho La Pass, to rejoin the with the main EBC tracks up to Gorak Shep, the last stop before picturesque Everest Base Camp. After gathering the great memoirs from the best among all, the Everest Base Camp, you hike up to another iconic viewpoint, Kala Patthar the next day.

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  • Day 1: Arrival Day - Kathmandu (1,400 m)

    Welcome to Nepal. Upon your arrival at the Kathmandu airport, one of a member of Trekkers Nepal will wholeheartedly greet you and drive you to the hotel. After check-in, you can either take a rest or hang around in the city. In the evening, we will do briefing about the journey to Gokyo lake and Everest Base Camp. Overnight at Hotel.


  • Day 2: Fly to Lukla (2,860 m) then Trek to Phakding (2,610 m)

    Early morning, we drive to the airport and take a 35 to 40 minutes’ scenic mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Upon arrival at the airport, the guides will brief us about the trek and introduce porters who will divide the baggage.  After that, we take some time to relish the beauty of one of the most enthralling airports in the world and Lukla town before we begin our trek towards Phakding. Following Dudhkoshi River, we gradually descend to Chheplung village which is the perfect place to get a sight of Mt. Khumbila, a sacred mountain which has never been mounted. We further go downhill the trails and pass through Ghat to reach our today’s destination, Phakding. We can wander around the village in the evening. Overnight in Phakding.


  • Day 3: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m)

    After breakfast, continuing our trek, we take a stiff walk through a beautiful pine forest that leads us to the gateway of the Sagarmatha National Park after passing Chumoa and Monjo villages. Crossing a suspension bridge, we ascend all the way to Jorsale and walk alongside the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers and cross several suspension bridges before we climb uphill to Namche Bazaar enjoying the majestic view of Mount Everest on the way. Namche Bazaar which is the biggest Sherpa town for travelers to purchase traditional crafts and other souvenirs. We spend two days in Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and visit local markets and explore the traditions of people living in the Himalayas. Overnight at Namche.


  • Day 4: Acclimatization Day at Namche (3,440 m)

    Even the fittest person is prone to altitude sickness, so it is recommended that we take an altitude acclimatization rest day in Namche before we ascend further towards EBC. You can choose to do whatever you wish to do for the day. But if you feel like walking, we can hike up to the Everest View Point for great panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam, Tawache and more. On our way back, we can visit the Sherpa Culture Museum and Everest Photo Gallery where we can observe an assortment of things. We can also learn about the Sherpas couture and their lifestyle in the Himalayas. You can also go to internet cafes, pizza houses, and bakeries in your free time. Overnight at guesthouse.


  • Day 5: Trek to Dole (4,038 m)

    Starting early in the morning after breakfast, the trails today takes us through rhododendron and pine forest with magnificent views of mountains. We pass through Phungi Thenga with the view of Tengboche and Phortse Thanga. Almost five hours of the walk takes us to our stopping point for the night, Dole, a small village decorated with a handful of teahouses.  The mostly uphill walk today rewards us with an incredible view along the trail and also from Dole. Overnight at Dole.


  • Day 6: Trek to Machhermo (4,470 m)

    Mesmerizing us with virtuous views of Himalayas like Cho Oyu, Kangtega and Thamserku, the trail today takes us through many summer settlements and an amiable homestead of Luza (4,360 m). We follow our path along a Dudh Koshi River valley high over the river, crossing sandy spurs to reach Machhermo which lies in the Dudh Koshi River valley just north of Dole and south of Gokyo at an altitude of 4470m, just below the longest glacier in the Himalayas ‘Ngozumpa glacier.’ Upon our arrival at Machhermo, we visit the Himalayan Rescue Association and get some well-needed rest. Overnight stay at Machhermo.


  • Day 7: Trek to Gokyo (4,750 m) and Hike to Gokyo Ri (5,357 m)

    Today we climb up to one of the major highlights of our trek, Gokyo Lake, through an edge of Chortens relishing the remarkable views of down the valley and of the Himalayas Mt. Kangtega, Thamserku, and Cho-Oyu. Steadily, we descend towards the river bank and then begin the ascent towards the terminal moraine of the longest Ngozumpa glacier, and upon crossing and suspension bridge over a river, the path brings us to first Longpongo Lake at 4,690 m. We'll stop for a while to appreciate the glacial view of salient turquoise water standing in glaring contrast to the landscape of the region. After passing the second lake, Taboche Tsho, we reach the village of Gokyo which stands by the third lake Dudh Pokhari and Cho- Oyu mountain.

    After lunch at Gokyo, we will hike up to Gokyo Ri, a small peak above Gokyo village. The peak rewards us with a once in a lifetime mesmerizing panoramic views of four of the six highest peaks in the world; Everest (8,848m), Lhotse (8,516m) and Makalu (8,485m) and Cho Oyu (8,188m). The trails climb beside the snout of the Ngozumpa Glacier, the longest glacier in the Himalayas. Overnight at Gokyo.


  • Day 8: Trek to Thangnak (4,650 m)

    After breakfast, we take our steps towards the second lake and hike to the ridge of the moraine overlooking the beautiful Ngozumpa glacier. The path across the glacier is well marked with memorials which leads us to the eastern side of the Gokyo Valley to Thangnak. We rest for the night at Thangnak at the foot of the Cho La Pass.


  • Day 9: Trek to Dzongla (4,830 m) via Cho La Pass (5,420m)

    Today, the trek is going to very challenging as we trek both uphill and downhill trails to get to Dzongla via Cho La Pass which is steep and embroils a glacier cross. At first, we'll face a steep climb through Cho La Phedi up to Cho La Pass adorned with prayer flags than followed immediately by a sharp drop in the trail walking down towards the bottom of the Cho La Pass to Dzongla. Along the way, we pass through Buddhist prayer flags and gorgeous mountain views of pyramidal Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Lobuche and Baruntse before cautiously following an icy downhill trail past a massive rock to Dzongla. We rest for the night at Dzongla.


  • Day 10: Trek to Lobuche (4,940 m)

    After a challenging walk over the Cho La Pass, we slow down our pace for the day and make it short. We only walk three to four hours. A journey from Dzongla to Lobuche equally offers stunning views without the crossing of challenging glaciers and schlepping up high passes. It’s the day when we finally leave the more isolated streams of the Three Pass Trek and rejoin the main Everest Base Camp trails. We climb to the steep terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and pass through boulder stone slopes as we climb Chupki Lhara, a ridge that provides a breathtaking view of the mountain. The top of the hill is filled with prayer flags and rocky memorial in memory of mountaineers who lost their lives on Mt. Everest. As we walk down to the Khumbu Glacier moraine, we face several stunning peaks including Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori, Mahalangur and Mt. Nuptse. We rest for the night in Lobuche.


  • Day 11: Trek to Gorak Shep (5,164 m) and Hike up to Everest Base Camp (5,364 m)

    Today is the day when we finally step on to the ultimate destination of the journey, Everest Base Camp at the elevation of 5,380 meters. We take an exciting walk along the Khumbu Glacier and reach Gorak Shep, the final stop before Everest Base Camp. After one to two hours of climbing from Gorak Shep, we finally reach the base camp just below the Khumbu Ice Fall. We enjoy the incredible melt patterns and admire the gently rounded ice towers on the upper part of the Khumbu glacier. The Everest Base Camp is stunningly beautiful. We can enjoy marvelous views of Nuptse, Khumbutse and Pumori mountains from the camp. Also, we will get the chance to meet a lot of trekking enthusiasts and even mountain climbers attempting to climb the Mount Everest. After capturing the unbelievable views of majestic beauty in camera and mostly in the heart, we return to Gorak Shep where for the overnight.


  • Day 12: Hike to Kala Patthar (5,643 m) and Trek Down to Dingboche (4,410 m)

    Today is another important day of the trek as we wake up early before dawn to climb the cliff behind the lodges named Kala Patthar (5643 m) for a mesmeric sunrise view over the glorious Mount Everest (8,848 m).  Kala Patthar, the highest point of the whole trek, rewards us with close-up panoramic views of Mount Everest and its neighboring giant peaks such as Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, Lhotse and numerous other soaring mounts. After relishing the Himalayan beauty from Kala Patthar, we return to Gorak Shep on a gentle way back. After lunch at Gorakshep, we head towards Dingboche following the classic route. The walk is more comfortable than on the way up. Overnight at Dingboche.


  • Day 13: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m)

    Leaving the beautiful close up views of mountains behind, we descend through Imja valley passing beautiful Sherpa village of Pangboche and landscapes covered with rhododendron to Tengboche Monastery, a spiritual place where with the most prominent Buddhist monastery. Descending few more hours down to Phunkithanga following the Dudh Koshi River, we reach the day’s destination, Namche Bazaar. We rest for the night at Namche.


  • Day 14: Trek to Lukla (2,860 m)

    Today, our trails are all descending, and we will be trekking for the last time in the Everest region as we trek down to Lukla. We hike towards the Hillary Suspension Bridge and then pass through the prayer flags above the spouting Dudh Koshi river. Upon our arrival in Lukla brings an evening in our last Tea House. We enjoy the evening traditionally with our trekking crew and thanks them for their support throughout our journey to the Everest region. Last overnight in the Himalayas.


  • Day 15: Fly back to Kathmandu (1,400 m)

    Leaving the mountains behind and enjoying mesmeric Himalayan views for the last time we fly back to Kathmandu early in the morning.  As we reach Kathmandu airport, you’ll be transported to your hotel upon landing for some much-needed rest. In the afternoon, we can tour some of the UNESCO World Heritage sites like Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swoyambhunath Stupa and Boudhanath Stupa. You have a full day sightseeing tour around these places which help you to explore the Kathmandu Valley closely. You can also go for a keepsake shopping to bring some things for memories from Nepal. We’ll meet in the evening for a farewell dinner at one of the best Nepalese restaurants in Kathmandu making your last night as pleasant as possible.


  • Day 16: Final Departure

    Your adventurous journey in Nepal concludes today. We drive you to the airport after you say a heartwarming farewell to your friends and us 2-3 hours before your scheduled flight.  You’ll be flying back home with lots of impassioned memories to remember for a long time.


service include

    • Airport picks up and drops
    • Four night's hotel one star in Kathmandu with breakfast
    • Accommodation standard lodges or tea houses in mountain
    • Welcome and farewell dinner
    • 3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
    • Domestic flights Kathmandu to Lukla round trip
    • An experienced English-speaking trekking guide & porters to carry luggage
    • All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
    • A comprehensive medical kit
    • All government and local taxes

service exclude

    • Nepal Visa fee
    • Insurance
    • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
    • Excess baggage charges

    • Lightweight walking boots & a pair of track shoes 
    • Guaranteed Waterproof & rainproof jacket with hood or a poncho.
    • Windproof, waterproof trousers are necessary on all treks going above 10.00ft.
    • A tracksuit useful for wearing in camp and in the tent.
    • 2 pair of loose fitting long shorts/ skirts.
    • Loose cotton pants, long sleeved –shirt is particularly suitable for avoiding sun burn.
    • A pair of gloves. Leather with lining and woolen are best.
    • 1 pair of sandals to wear in the cities and in camp.
    • 2 pairs of thin and 2 pair of thick woolen socks.
    • Down jacket, Woolen shirts and thick sweaters for winter December, January & February.
    • Duffle bag or kit bag to carry to gear while trekking.
    • Daypack: toilet items, camera, film towel, soap, a boot etc. 
    • Water bottle, sunglasses
    • 2-4 large plastic bags to separate clean clothes from dirty ones. 
    • Toiletries with small towels
    • Small headlamp or torch with spare batteries 
    • Raincoat (optional), which is useful when it rains. 

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