Everest Gokyo Lake Trekking

About Trip

Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Valley is one of the most sought after adventure trekking trips in the Everest region. On the trip, you can enjoy the incredible charm of the Gokyo valley that lies to the west of Everest base camp amidst the beautiful mountains. This trip will allow you to enjoy the beauty of Himalayan lakes and also you can experience the spectacular views from Gokyo Ri and Cho La pass.

After immersing into the charming beauty of Gokyo valley, you will trek towards the Everest base camp crossing Cho La pass at the elevation of 5,420 meters above sea level. The joy of Gokyo valley exploration gets even more enriched when you step at the base camp of the highest mountain in the world and also with a breathtaking view of Everest and other mountains from Kalapatthar standing at the elevation of 5,545 meters above sea level.

Trip Highlights

  • Cultural tour of Kathmandu
  • Magnificent Himalayan trekking
  • Marvelous Gokyo Lakes exploration
  • Stunning Himalayan view from Cho La pass
  • Trekking up to the base of the Mt. Everest
  • Breathtaking Himalayan view
  • Amazing Sherpa cultural experience
  • Peaceful indulgence in the nature

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu.
  • Day 02:Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour – B
  • Day 03:Kathmandu – Lukla 2,860m – Phakding 2640m – B.L.D
  • Day 04:Phakding – Namche 3,440m – B.L.D
  • Day 05:Acclimatization Hike – B.L.D
  • Day 06:Namche – Dole 3534m – B.L.D
  • Day 07:Dole – Machhermo 4,470m – B.L.D
  • Day 08:Machhermo – Gokyo 4,750m – B.L.D
  • Day 09:Gokyo Exploration Day – B.L.D
  • Day 10:Gokyo – Dragnag 4700m
  • Day 11:Dragnag – Cho La 5420m – Dzonghla 4830m
  • Day 12:Dzonghla – Lobuche 4910m
  • Day 13:Lobuche – Gorakshep 5,164m – Everest Base Camp 5,364m – B.L.D
  • Day 14:Gorakshep – Kalapatthar 5,545m – Pheriche 4,371m – B.L.D
  • Day 15:Pheriche – Khumjung 3,790m – B.L.D
  • Day 16:Khumjung – Monjo 2,835m – B.L.D
  • Day 17:Monjo – Lukla 2,860m – B.L.D
  • Day 18:Lukla – Kathmandu – B
  • Day 19:Departure Day – B

Cost Includes:

    • Airport and Hotel transfers in private vehicles.
    • Hotel in B&B method.
    • All land transportation.
    • Government Licensed Guide and other staffs.
    • Three meals: breakfast, Lunch and Dinner in trekking.
    • Local lodge accommodation in mountain.
    • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) card.
    • All necessary paperwork and permits

Cost Excludes:

    • Nepal visa
    • City sightseeing entry fees
    • Alcoholic drinks, chocolates, tea and coffee
    • Tips for guide and porter
    • Extra accommodation and meals

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu.It is the first day of trip and your arrival day in Kathmandu Nepal. When you land at the airport in Kathmandu and come out at the arrival lounge, our company representative will welcome you with a warm smile. Then, we will drive you to the trip hotel where you can spend relaxing time. We will have a meeting in the evening to talk about the trip in details.
  • Day 2Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour – BAfter you take your breakfast, a beautiful day sightseeing tour of heritage monuments in Kathmandu valley is due today. Visit Swoyambhunath – the monkey temple; Patan Durbar Square – the medieval palace square; Pashupatinath – the open cremation ground for Hindus; and Boudhanath – the biggest Buddhist stupa.
  • Day 3Kathmandu – Lukla 2,860m – Phakding 2640m – B.L.DGrab your early morning breakfast and drive to airport to board the flight to Lukla to enter Everest region. After a half hour of incredible flight, you will land at Lukla. It’s also the first day of trekking in the Everest region. Start trekking towards Phakding along the Dudh Koshi River. Walk past Buddhist prayer walls called mani walls, prayer flags, prayer wheels and beautiful nature.
    Overnight stay at Phakding.
  • Day 4Phakding – Namche 3,440m – B.L.DEnjoy your breakfast and start the trek to Namche bazar. Trek up towards Monjo along the Dudh Koshi river valley where you need to check into the Sagarmatha National Park counter to be able to walk further higher. Cross several suspension bridges and traverse the winding uphill trail to Namche bazar, the bustling Sherpa village in the region. Namche is also the most happening village in the Everest trail.
    Stay overnight at Namche.
  • Day 5Acclimatization Hike – B.L.DOnce you take your breakfast and it’s time to get ready for an acclimatization hike that is necessary at this elevation to go even further higher towards the base camp. Hike up to the Everest view point to have the first ever glimpse of the highest mountain in the world. Later return back to Namche to spend overnight.
  • Day 6Namche – Dole 3534m – B.L.DWe trek to Dole today after breakfast at our lodge at Namche. About six hours of walk through pine and rhododendron forested area via Tengboche takes us to Dole. On the way, when you reach Tengboche, stop for some exploration of a monastery there and surrounding. Enjoy the mountain views from along the trail to Dole where you stay overnight.
  • Day 7Dole – Machhermo 4,470m – B.L.DThe walk today to Machhermo brings us some magnificent views of the Himalayan peaks of Thamserku, Kangtenga, Cho Oyu, Tawache etc. Comparatively a short walk of about four hours takes you to Machhermo in the afternoon leaving you with plenty of time to enjoy the magical beauty of the place and explore around.
    Stay overnight at a guest in Machhermo.
  • Day 8Machhermo – Gokyo 4,750m – B.L.DThe trek for today takes us to a wonderful place called Gokyo. The very first section of the trek takes you on an uphill walk through a ridge enjoying the Himalayan view. The walk today passes through a glacial moraine, first lake before reaching the beautiful Gokyo village on the bank of a serene lake. You will have some time in the afternoon to explore around.
    Stay overnight at Gokyo.
  • Day 9Gokyo Exploration Day – B.L.DYou have a full day to explore the majestic beauty of Gokyo and surrounding wonders. Take an early morning hike up to Gokyo Ri at the elevation of 5483 meters above sea level to enjoy a spectacular view of Mt. Everest and Mt. Makalu. Walk back down to Gokyo and make an afternoon walk to the Fifth Lake and later explore Ngajumpa Glacier.
    Stay overnight at Gokyo.
  • Day 10Gokyo – Dragnag 4700mComparatively a short walk today, you trek towards Dragnag today. The walk takes you past glacial moraine filled trail and shortly to Dragnag thereafter. After the beautiful short walk of the day, you reach Dragnag and explore the place for the rest of the day or simply take a leisurely time to rest.
    Stay overnight at Dragnag.
  • Day 11Dragnag – Cho La 5420m – Dzonghla 4830mIt’s a long day today which takes you to Dzonghla for overnight stay. The walk goes past a high Himalayan pass called Cho La at the elevation of 5420 meters above sea level. Today is not only a long day of trek but also a difficult walking day. The day starts early to trek up towards Cho La pass passing through huge boulders. Walk on narrow and icy path through the pass thus have to be extra careful not to slip. After crossing the pass, descend down towards Dzonghla where you spend overnight today.
  • Day 12Dzonghla – Lobuche 4910mToday you are going to meet the regular Everest base camp trekking trail when you reach Lobuche for our overnight stay. You are heading closer to the base camp of Everest as you walk further ahead towards Lobuche along the Khumbu valley. Once you reach Lobuche, you will meet trekkers making their way to the Everest base camp along the regular trekking trail to the base of the world’s highest mountain.
  • Day 13Lobuche – Gorakshep 5,164m – Everest Base Camp 5,364m – B.L.DGet ready for the excitement of reaching the base of the highest mountain in the world. Trek to Gorakshep, where you will be spending overnight today and will be the highest overnight stop for the trip, and settle into a guest house. Enjoy your lunch and get ready to trek to Everest base camp. The trail passes through moraine and boulders on a gradual ascent. You finally reach the base camp where you will enjoy some precious moments of your life; take pictures and set an everlasting memory. Later, return back to Gorakshep to stay overnight.
  • Day 14Gorakshep – Kalapatthar 5,545m – Pheriche 4,371m – B.L.DYou still have a wonder point to enjoy before starting on the journey back. Early morning hike to Kalapatthar, the highest point of this trek, is worth taking to enjoy the close up and panoramic view of Mt. Everest and other mountains in the range. You can also enjoy a beautiful Himalayan sunrise. Later, hike back to Gorakshep; enjoy your breakfast and get ready to trek back to Pheriche. Stay overnight at Pheriche.
  • Day 15Pheriche – Khumjung 3,790m – B.L.DDescend the trail in elevation towards Khumjung today. As you trek lower, you feel relieved but the trek up to the base camp was definitely worth taking. You will still have beautiful views of the mountain peaks along the trail today. Once you reach Khumjung village, you can explore the surroundings.
  • Day 16Khumjung – Monjo 2,835m – B.L.DToday, you trek all the way back down to Monjo, the point where you exit the Sagarmatha National Park. The trail passes through Namche Bazar. You can take a leisurely walk around once you reach Monjo.
  • Day 17Monjo – Lukla 2,860m – B.L.DEnjoy the last day of trek today while trekking to Lukla. Exit the national park check point and start trekking down towards Phakding village on the bank of Dudh Koshi River and walk further ahead to Lukla. Celebrate the joy of the end of this trekking adventure. Stay overnight at Lukla.
  • Day 18Lukla – Kathmandu – BIt’s time to say goodbye to the Everest region now. Take a flight back to Kathmandu after several days of peaceful and adventurous moments in the Everest region. Once in Kathmandu, you can spend leisurely time walking around the streets or engaging yourself in the activities of your choice available Kathmandu.
  • Day 19Departure Day – BToday is the final day of this trip and we will drive you to airport for the departure flight.
  • Perfect time for EBC 3 Pass Trek
    Stephen Gray
    Australia Published: Saturday, April 21, 2018

    Perfect time for EBC 3 Pass Trek


    We were really appreciated with company organized ( Gokyo Trek & Expedition pvt) Especially guide and porter. We love our guide so much Kamal, he can do and arrange everything for us and taking care of our team even our potential for trekking is so different, he can holder this situation. Especially on the way to cross Kongmala pass and khumbu glacier, he should be more tired but we didn’t see him angry at all instead he try to help our team to get the right direction to Lobuche even it became dark. Sometimes , he running up and down for taking care of everybody in our group . And last day in Lukla, he try to help us to get the first flight at 7 am cause after that no flight can fly from Lukla to Katmandu cause of the bad weather. Kamal you are really Perfect guide , Thanks for Ammar, Gokyo Trek&Expedition pvt to give us the best guide.  Next time we gonna trek at Langtang and sure that we will use Gokyo Trek & Expedition to arrange us the trip and guide and porter again . ( we always use this company since ABC , ACC and EBC 3 Pass)  Thanks Ammar,

trip Cost Contact us
  • Trip Duration: 19 Days
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Grade: Moderate
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Lodge + Hotel
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
  • Trip Style: Trekking and Tour
  • Meals:Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
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