Everest Base Camp Via Gokyo Lake Trekking

Trip Highlights

Trip Overview –

Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo takes you around the wonderful valley known as Khumbu. Within this land lies the sparkling azure Gokyo Lake along the Gokyo valley. The Gokyo Everest Base Camp Trek offers you the rare chance to discover the miraculous hidden Gokyo valley in Khumbu. Gokyo Valley Trekking comprises of the unbeaten and splendid path to Everest Base Camp.

Gokyo Valley is a treasure of the gorgeous Gokyo Lake, the famous Cho La pass, the large Ngojumba Glacier, the Dudh Koshi River, the viewpoints of Gokyo Ri, Kala Patthar and Everest Base Camp itself. Throughout the Gokyo Trek, you will be passing by so many enchanting views and all these have set Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo a different status among the courageous souls.

Gokyo Trek, also known as Gokyo Valley Trekking is an eventful trek with continuous exploration of underlying beauties with the Himalayas. Other than the classic treks, you have ample amount of opportunities to peek into soaring mountains by residing on the lap of world’s highest peaks in this Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lake.

Trip Overview

GokyoValley Trek is famous trekking trail in Everest region. It offers an excellent perspective of Everest Himalayan range with little cabins on the whole course and normally less swarmed than the base camp trekking and contrasting option to the conventional trek to Everest base camp. From GokyoRi a greater amount of Everest itself is unmistakable, however from a marginally more noteworthy separation, than from kalapattar above gorakSheep. The view from Gokyo is uncommonly wonderful and offers a greater amount of the incredible mountain than from the perspectives from Kalapattar however from a somewhat more prominent separation.


The explorers take the air-flight of Lukla airplane terminal took after by trekking to Namche bazar till Phakding. The principle featured component of the Gokyo Valley is its area which is a mysterious place that is dwelling in the foothills of Himalayas and is brimming with blue ice sheet lakes ruled by Himalayas of Mount Makalu, Mount Lhotse, Mount Cho-Oyu and Mount Everest in a solitary line. The Gokyo valley and Gokyo Lakes is a sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists and it is the place for journey. This Gokyo is occupied by singular Tibetan-Buddhist development of Sherpa with antique foundations of hundreds of years old.


Toward the finish of the trek the sightseers come back to Lukla airplane terminal to take air-flight to Kathmandu city.


Outline Itinerary

Day 01:Welcome to Kathmandu. Upon your Arrival we assist you from international airport to hotel. Rest overnight.

Day 02:Today we provide you a guided tour over Kathmandu valley to visit the world heritage sites and seeinghtseeing spot. Rest overnight.

Day 03:Today early in the morning we fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2800m) and the trek for 4hours all the way to Phakding (2600m). Rest overnight.

Day 04:Today we trek for 5-6hours from Phakding to Namche Bazaar. Rest overnight.

Day 05:acclimatization day at Namche Bazar. Explore Namche Bazaar or visit the Everest National park museum situated above Namche Bazaar. Rest overnight.

Day 06:Today we trek for 5hour from Namche Bazar to Phortse (Sherpa village). Rest overnight.

Day 07:Today we trek for 5-6hours from Phortse all the way to Machchhermo (4410m.). Rest overnight.

Day 08:Today early in the morning we start trekking from Machchhermo walking 4hours all the way to Gokyo Lake. Rest overnight.

Day 09:Today we hike for 3hours from Gokyo to Gokyo RI and then trek back to gokyo. Rest overnight.

Day 10:Today we trek for 5hours from Gokyo trek to Phortse village. Rest overnight.

Day 11:Today we trek for 5hours from Phortse village all the way to Pangboche. Rest overnight.

Day 12:Today we trek for 4-5hours from Pangboche to Khumjung. Rest overnight.

Day 13:Today early in the morning we start from Khumjung and trek for 4-5hours following dudh koshi river all the way to Phakding. Rest overnight.

Day 14:Today we trek for 4hours from Phakding to Lukla. Rest overnight.

Day 15:Today early in the morning after having our breakfast we fly from Lukla to Kathmandu. Rest overnight at hotel.

Day 16:Today after your lunch we assist you to international airport for your safe departure.

Detail Itinerary

Everest Base Camp Trekking Via Gokyo Lake Trekking

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Day 02 : sightseeing In Kathmandu Valley and Prepation for Trekking .

Day 03: Fly to Lukla 2,886 m & trek to Phakding 2,640m – 04 hrs.

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m – 05 hrs.

Day 05: Rest at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and local excursion.

Day 06: Trek to Dole 4,110 m – 06 hrs.

Day 07: Trek to Machhermo 4,470 m – 04 hrs.

Day 08: Trek to Gokyo Lake 4,800 m – 04 hrs.

Day 09: Hike to Gokyo ri 5,330 m and trek to Thangnag 4,750 m – 04 hrs.

Day 10: Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m – 05 hrs.

Day 11: Trek to Gorak Shep 5,170 m and to Everest Base Camp 5,364 m /17,594 ft and to Gorakshep – 07 hrs.

Day 12: Hike to Kala Pathar 5,545 m and to Pheriche 4, 230m – 06 hrs.

Day 13: Trek to Tyangboche 3,867m – 05 hrs.

Day 14: Trek to Monjo 2,840 m through Namche Bazaar – 06 hrs.

Day 15: Trek to Lukla – 05 hrs with afternoon free at leisure.

Fly back to Kathmandu & transfer to hotel.

Day 17: Final international departure for homeward bound.



Details itinerary of Everest Base camp Trek via Gokyo Lake Trekking –

Day 01: Arrival Day – Kathmandu 1400 m

You will be welcomed and received on your arrival by our representative at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. Later on, you will be transferred to your hotel; check into the room and spend some relaxing time until we meet at some point in the evening for the trip briefing. You will be informed about the briefing time on your arrival at hotel.

Day 02 : Kathmandu Valley Exploration – B

After breakfast in the morning we take you for the Kathmandu sightseeing tour. We are going to do the UNESCO CULTURAL HERITAGE TOUR today which includes:

Swoyambhunath – The oldest Buddhist Stupa in Kathmandu Valley, a beautiful abode for lots of monkeys thus also known as Monkey Temple, is also a perfect vantage point to see Kathmandu valley.

Boudhanath- the biggest Buddhist temple in the world; a site for Tibetan Buddhism where we can visit monasteries, watch the Holy Monks busy in their chanting ritual going around the temple.

Day 03 : Kathmandu – Lukla 2880 m – Phakding 2740 m – B/L/D

We have our breakfast early in the morning and drive to the airport to take a flight to Lukla, the gateway to Everest Region accompanied by your trekking guide. We fly by a Twin Otter aircraft which is the most renowned mountain flight corporation in the world.

Once on the flight we can enjoy the stunning beauty of the rugged foothills that give way to the snowline of the majestic Himalaya. A lot of the world’s highest mountains including Kanchenjunga III, Lhotse IV and Makalu V and many other snow capped mountains. After enjoying the adventurous flight for about 45 minutes, we land in Lukla, an exceptionally beautiful mountain town in the Everest Region where we meet our porters and prepare for the walk of the day to Phakding, another mountain town. The descending walk leads us along the Dudh Koshi River and to Phakding village for the overnight stay.

Approximate Distance: 7 km

Approximate Trekking Duration: 3 Hrs

Day 04 : Phakding – Namche Bazaar 3445 meters – B/L/D

The early start of the trek of the day takes you on mostly flat and gradual uphill trail along the Dudh Koshi River up to Hilary suspension bridge. From this point your first steep uphill walk on the Everest trail starts which takes you to an extraordinarily beautiful town of Namche, famously known as Namche Bazaar.

On the way to Namche you can enjoy the view of some the Himalayan peaks including Thamserku, Tabuche, Cholatsem, Khumbila – Sacred Mountain which protects the Khumbu region and many other mountains. Get yourself immersed in the beauty of local Sherpa and Buddhist culture, take pictures of yaks, take in the spirituality from the prayer flags along the trail and many more just reach the destination for today to enjoy the more majestic view of Kongde, Kusum Kangri and Thamserku.

Overnight at a lodge.

Approximate Distance: 11 km

Approximate Trekking Duration: 8 Hrs

Day 05 : Namche Bazaar: Acclimatization Day – B/L/D

A stopover day in Namche for acclimatization. Hike to Everest view point for about two hours uphill and enjoy the view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Amadablam and many other Himalayan peaks. Hike down to Namche and spend rest of the day exploring Namche Bazaar enjoying the local atmosphere.

Overnight at a lodge.

Day 06 : Namche – Doley 4048m – B.L.D.

An about five hours walk today takes us today to Doley now heading towards the Gokyo valley. The walk today takes you through rhododendron and pine forest with magnificent views of mountains. The walk passes through Phungi Thanga with the view of Tengboche and Phortse village. Mostly uphill walk today rewards you with an incredible view along the trail and from Doley, today’s stopover.

Approximate Distance: 10 km

Approximate Trekking Duration: 5 hrs

Day 07 : Doley – Machhermo – 4465m, B.L.D.

You will walk to Machhermo after breakfast. Relatively a short walk of about four hours takes you to the beautiful destination today. Explore around Machhermo once you are there.

Approximate Distance: 8 km

Approximate Trekking Duration: 4 Hrs

Day 08 : Machhermo – Gokyo lake

We begin today by climbing a ridge for an excellent view down the valley to Kangtaiga and also up towards Cho Oyu (8153m). The valley now widens as the trail passes through Pangkha then descends to the riverbank before beginning the steep climb onto the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpo Glacier. We pass the first of the lakes at Gokyo where a family of Brahminy ducks reside and then follow the level trail to the summerhouses and walled meadows of Gokyo at 4750m. Gokyo is a small settlement of lodges on the shores of a blue lake. In the afternoon we can walk up the hill behind camp for incredible views of the Ngozumpo Glacier.

Approximate Distance: 10 km

Approximate Trekking Duration: 5 Hrs

Day 09 : Exploration in Gokyo lake area and trek to Thangna – – B/L/D

An early start this morning for the ascent of Gokyo Ri (5360m), a small peak above Gokyo village. As we climb the views become even more fantastic and from the top we can see four of the seven highest peaks in the Nepal Himalaya: Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu. Stretching out for miles below us is the longest glacier in Nepal the Ngozumpo glacier, which tumbles down from the slopes of Cho Oyu. One of the best all round views in Nepal, the climb is well worth the effort. We return to Gokyo for lunch and Trek to Thangna .

Approximate Distance: 8 km

Approximate Trekking Durtion: 4 Hrs

Day 10 : Thangna – Lobuche 4,900 m via Cho La Pass 5400 m – B/L/D

Walk for about seven hours to go to Lobuche via Cho La pass. The day starts very early morning and takes you through glacier and ridge walk. About three hours walk takes your to Cho la pass. From Cho la pass, you descend to Jhongla and have your lunch. After lunch, you walk to Lobuche today and stay there.

Approximate Distance: 13 km

Approximate Trekking Duration: 7 Hrs

Day 11 : Lobuche – Gorak Shep 5160 m – Everest Base Camp 5365 m – B/L/D

Today is a long day as we walk to Gorakshep, check into lodge, have lunch and walk to the Base Camp and return back to Gorakshep for stay over. The most exciting thing about today is that you are going to be at the base camp. Walking along the Khumbu glacier – the highest situated glacier in the world, and crossing the Changri glacier, we walk ahead towards Gorakshep

After the lunch at Gorakshep, we walk to the Everest Base Camp, enjoy the view, take lots of pictures, selfies. Return back to Gorakshep for the overnight stay.

Stay at a mountain Lodge.

Approximate Distance: 17 km

Approximate Trekking Duration: 10 Hrs

Day 12 : Gorakshep – Kala Pathar 5555 meters – Pheriche 4200 m – B/L/D

Early morning wake up to go to the highest point of the trek, Kalapatthar – a magnificent view point to the world’s tallest Everest and several other mountains in the Himalayan range. It takes about Three hours to reach the top. After the sunrise, hike down to Gorakshep; have your breakfast and then start trekking downhill to Pheriche – today’s destination.

Approximate Distance: 17 km

Approximate Trekking Duration: 09 Hrs

Day 13 : Pheriche – Tyangboche -3800 m – B/L/D

The descend takes us to Tyangboche today.

Approximate Distance: 9 km

Approximate Trekking Duration: 4 hrs

Day 14 : Tyangboche – Monjo – 2800 m – B/L/D

We continue our descend via Namche Bazaar to Monjo.

Approximate Distance: 14 km

Approximate Trekking Duration: 6 hrs

Day 15 : Monjo – Lukla – 2,800 m B/L/D

Return to Lukla where we spend the night.

Approximate Distance: 12 km

Approximate Trekking Duration: 6 hrs

Day 16 : Lukla – Kathmandu 1400 m B/D

Please note that flights from Lukla are sometimes delayed or cancelled due to bad weather conditions such as fog-bound Kathmandu or stormy winds in Lukla. Be reassured that our staffs in Lukla and Kathmandu will be doing everything possible to minimize the inconvenience caused and your patience is anticipated.

Upon arrival in Kathmandu you will be transferred to your hotel. We take you for a cultural dinner in the evening.

Day 17: Final international departure for homeward bound.

Date & Cost

Trip Start Date Trip End Date Status Price
06 May 2019 23 May 2019 USD 1450 4 Seat Left Book Now

Equipment List

List of clothing

2 quick drying long sleeved base layer shirts
3 short sleeve trekking shirts
2 pairs of thermal pants (base layer)
2 pairs of liner socks
3 pairs of woollen trekking socks
2 pairs of trekking pants with zip off bottoms
2 fleece sweaters – one lightweight, one heavier.
‎Outer Layers

1 wind/rain proof overlayer– jacket and pants
1 down jacket
1 warm winter hat/beanie
1 headband/buff
1 pair of gloves
1 pair of trekking boots
1 pair of sandals/ sneakers (for wearing in and around the lodges)
1 pair of down booties (great for keeping feet warm in room and while sleeping and/or in the lodge)


1 head lamp
1 Camelback(water pack)
1 pair of trekking poles
Water purification tablets/Steripen/Drops
1 pair of sunglasses
1 sleeping bag

Cost Included

What’s includes:

Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle

2 night 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast arrivel and depature day

Teahouse accommodation during the trek

All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek

Welcome and farewell dinners

All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary

Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)

Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle

Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary

An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader

Sherpa Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)

Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation

Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)

All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)

Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)

All government and local taxes

Cost not Include

What’s excludes:

Nepalese visa fee

Excess baggage charge(s)

Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary

Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu

International flights

Travel and rescue insurance

Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)

Price Start From
USD 1450
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Quick Facts

  • Trip Duration: 17 Days
  • Trip Grading: Moderate
  • Best Time: spring
  • Group Size: 3+

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