– Scenic 35-minute flight to Lukla
– Breathtaking views of Mountains and emerald lakes
– Two major viewpoints Kalapathar and Gokyo Ri
– Hidden Gokyo valley, Gokyo Lake, and Cho La Pass (5,420m)
– Amazing views from Gokyo Ri ((5,357m)
– Sherpa villages, beautiful landscapes and spiritual ambience
– Stunning views of peaks over 8000m including Mt. Everest (8,848m)
Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Trek is a 3 weeks venture that takes you through the outstanding Gokyo Valley and adds more zing to the renowned Everest Base Camp trip as we traverse the high-altitude Cho La pass at an elevation of 5420m where the landscapes open up windows to a whole chain of mountains leaves us hypnotized.
From the base of the earth to the highest peak in the world, it is the mid-mountain topography of the Khumbu Himalayas where the trek leads to the border that challenges the backpacker who wants to go for miles where the sense of adventure is challenged ‘Trekking Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake’; It is a journey that is an exciting vacation well conducted where we quickly learn that it is not a destination but an exciting mission that means a lot…
Our all-inclusive Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake trek starts from the lower mountains and follows the banks of the Dudh Koshi River to our bustling town of Namche and Everest National Park, the highest point in the world. Our actual journey starts with some light trekking at the base of Khumbu and climbing the tough trails around Chola Pass at 5420m to the base of the mountain and we reach the summit of Gokyo Ri at 5340m and speed up. Kala Patthar at 5545 meters for magnificent views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu and Cho Oyu. While visiting the famous Everest base camp, it is an exciting experience to see the amazing Khumbu Icefall which makes our hearts flutter.
You don’t have to be a skilled climber but Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Trek require some level of fitness to enjoy the trails. Because of the snowy conditions over Cho La Pass, it wouldn’t be good to do this trek during winter ”January, and February” and in the monsoon season ”July and August”. Early spring and autumn would be the best times to do this trip. If you are looking to do this trek and still want to shorten the travel duration check out: Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Heli Trek.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel
Day 02: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,610m) 3/4 hrs
Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazar (3,440m) 6/7 hrs
Day 04: Acclimatization at Namche Bazar and exploration
Day 05: Namche Bazar to Dole (4,040m) 6/7 hrs
Day 06: Trek from Dole to Machhermo (4,470m) 4/5 hrs
Day 07: Machhermo to Gokyo Lake (4,800m) 5/6 hrs
Day 08: Acclimatization at Gokyo fifth Lakes and explore
Day 09: Hike to Gokyo Ri (5,357m) and trek to Thangnak (4,750m) 6/7 hrs
Day 10: Traverse Cho-la pass (5,420m) and trek to Dzongla (4820m) 7/8 hrs
Day 11: Trek from Dzongla to Lobuche (4,910m) 4/5 hrs
Day 12: Lobuche to EBC (5,364m) and retrace back to Gorkshep (5,140m) 7/8 hrs
Day 13: Hike to Kalapathar early morning (5,545m) and descend to Pheriche (4,250m) 7/8 hrs
Day 14: Trek from Pheriche to Kyanjuma (3,500m) 6/7 hrs
Day 15: Trek from Kyanjuma to Monjo (2,850m) 5/6 hrs
Day 16: Trek from Monjo to Lukla (2,860m) 5/30 hrs
Day 17: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu (1350m) and rest
Day 18: Contingency (Free day in Kathmandu) rest
Day 19: Departure from Kathmandu
HOW MUCH DOES-EVEREST BASE CAMP GOKYO LAKES TREK COST?
All inclusive Trek Price for individual/solo trekker; USD 1,799
This cost includes permit, guide, porter, airfare, transport, accommodation and food. But the cost varies according to the size of the group, customize your trek: this is a general itinerary, which can always be “tailormade” individually. Trek packages can be redesigned or redeveloped according to your taste.
Tell us about your travel needs. We will work together to customize your trip to meet your exact needs so you have a memorable trip.
WHEN IS THE BEST SEASON TO TREK THE EVEREST REGION?
Mid-September to November (autumn) and March to May (spring) are the best seasons for teahouse/lodge treks in Nepal.
June to August (monsoon) are the rainy months. Very difficult but the weather is perfect for keen botanists and the skies are sometimes clear.
During the trek, it offers a magnificent view of rhododendron flowers blooming in March, April and May.
We do not recommend the trek in winter (December February). But if you trek to your liking, the morning temperature is cool but not unbearable and it warms up during the day trek with clear skies on most days.
TOOLS AND GEARS
When deciding what to pack in your bag, it is important to check the features of the trek as well as the season/month you are coming to Nepal. If you’re wondering what to pack, here’s our recommended packing list and tools.
Check the equipment checklist.