Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Trek - 16 Days

Duration: 16 Days   |   Based on 1 Review
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Style: Lodge to Lodge Trek
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus
  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge to Lodge
  • Group Size: 2+
  • Max Altitude: 5420m

If you have the time and money to extend your Everest Base Camp Trek, do it! The scenery on the Gokyo portion of this package is unbelievable. It is a dream for many trekkers to hike the Everest Base Camp trail, but few even know about the glorious Gokyo Lakes trek or the astonishing view from Gokyo Ri. For many, the moment of reaching the base of the world’s highest mountain is the highlight. For those taking the Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Trek, there is much more in store.

Our journey begins like most in the area, with a thrilling plane ride to Lukla – the gateway to the Khumbu region. Hike up through Sherpa villages until Namche Bazaar. Sherpas have lived in the Khumbu region for generations and are widely known for their capability of climbing at high altitudes. Find great joy in spending time with the locals and understanding their style of living, as they share their stories and hospitality with you.

Day after day of ascending through ever-changing landscapes takes us to Everest Base Camp (5,340 meters), where the infamous Khumbu Icefall is seen, along with a scattered village of tents – mountaineers preparing for their ascent to the mighty summit of Everest. The next highlight of the adventure comes soon after. The following day, we climb to the top of Kala Patthar (5,545 meters). Here, you get what just might be the best view of Mount Everest. Savour the 360-degree panoramic view of the tallest peaks in the world: Nuptse, Lhotse, Everest, and more.

Still, there is more amazement to be had. Near Nepal’s largest glacier, Ngozumpa Glacier lies a small village called Gokyo village. This tiny settlement sits adjacent to five spellbinding emerald-green lakes. They are so stunning that they are deemed sacred by both Hindus and Buddhists. Either that night or the following morning, hike up to Gokyo Ri (5,360 meters) for yet another mind-boggling Himalayan view. Look down and out at lakes, glaciers, mountain peaks, and villages – mere specks from this height.

The Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Trek is a natural masterpieces. The landscape is surreal and trekkers feel as if they are living a dream while hiking through the grand scenery, characterized by expansive glaciers and colossal masses of rock and ice. Join us in this special adventure!

You can take the Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Trek all throughout the year. For the best weather take the trip during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These seasons provide the best weather and clearest skies, not to mention that during the springtime, rhododendron and other alpine flowers are in bloom. Third Eye Adventure Pvt. Ltd. handles the trek with complete management. If you have any questions about the trek, do ask!

Highlights

  • Cross one of the 3 high pass Chola pass 5420m
  • Hike to two famous view point of Everest region, Kalapathar and Gokyo Ri
  • Stand near by the Gokyo lake and feel its tranquility
  • Get the glimpse of various glacier incuding Khumbu

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01 Fly to Lukla (2,804m/9,198ft) - 45 minutes and Trek to Phakding - 4 hours.

    Early in the morning our guide with vehicle will pick you up for the Airport to fly to Lukla. During the flight you will enjoy the mind blowing scenery of Everest and Rolwaling region. After reaching Lukla it will take some to arrange baggage then head to Phakding. On the way you will face natural diversity like Sherpa village, Jungle, Glacier River, Suspension bridge etc.

    • Max. Altitude: 2652m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Place: Phakding
  • Day 02 Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar - 6 hours.

    After our breakfast the trek begins following the bank of Dudhkoshi River till Jorsalle then crossing suspension bridge we head to Namche through the Jungle which is all the way up. Namche is a gateway of Everest and the biggest bazaar of the region.

    • Max. Altitude: 3440m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Place: Namche Bazaar
  • Day 03 Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar.

    Namche bazaar is known as capital of Khumbu region as well as gateway of Mt Everest. Perhaps Namche is a highest mountain city which is modernize and facilitated city like pub, bank, hospital, and bar all available. Today we do some side hiking trip by hiking to Everest view point Hotel (3,880m) from where we can see spectacular view of Mt. Everest, Mt Lhotse, Nuptse, Mt Ama Dablam and many more.

    • Max. Altitude: 3440m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Place: Namche Bazaar
  • Day 04 Trek from Namche to Tyangboche - 6 hours.

    Today after breakfast we will begins our trek with extra energy. Due to scenario of snow capped mountain and alpine forest it makes automatic excitement/ After 3 hour walk we will have lunch at Fungi Thanga then head up to Tyangboche by crossing rhododendron forest. Tyangboche is very popular for it’s more than hundred years old monastery.

    • Max. Altitude: 3867m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Place: Tyangboche
  • Day 05 Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche - 6 hours.

    The trail goes down to Deboche then by crossing hanging bridge and up arrive Pangboche. From Pangboche gradually up two hours arrives Dingboche a big human settlement at the end.

    • Max. Altitude: 4410m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Place: Dingboche
  • Day 06 Acclimatization at Dingboche.

    Today we take rest at Dingboche for acclimatization by doing side trip. We climb as much as we can and the highest point is Nagarjuna hill which is 5,000m from where we can see Mt Makalu and other mountains.

    • Max. Altitude: 4410m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Place: Dingboche
  • Day 07 Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche - 6 hours.

    Trekking starts from Dinboche, walk around 2 hours gradually up arrives Thukla. After short break we hike steeply up till the memorial area where we can find statues of those people who lost their life in Everest expeditions. Then one hour easy walk to Lobuche.

    • Max. Altitude: 4928m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Place: Lobuche
  • Day 08 Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep and visit EBC (5364m) - 7 hours.

    After breakfast at Lobuche we walk toward Gorakshep which is mostly flat trail and will take about 2-3 hours where we stay overnight. After a quick lunch at Gorakshep we do day hike to Everest base camp for what you are coming. We take our cameras, water and small backpack to experience Everest base camp. This will take 5-6 hours for both ways including roaming time.

    • Max. Altitude: 5160m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Place: Gorakshep
  • Day 09 Trek down from Gorakshep to Dzongla - 7 hours.

    This morning we do early hike to Kalapathar (5,550m/18,210ft) to catch stunning view with sunrise. It will be freezing cold while climbing Kalapathar for that have to be prepared with proper clothing. Kalapathar is one of the best sunrise view point with closest Mountain above 8000m. All Everest ranges can be seen from here. After sunrise view we back down to Gorakshep, have breakfast and all the way descent to Lobuche to get to Dzongla, we head straight down along the west ridge of Khumbhu glacier, then head up to the ridges towards the Lobuche peak. Eventually we reach the flat meadows of Dzongla. We spend the night here before heading to yet another famous and adventurous pass of the Everest Region.

    • Max. Altitude: 4830m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Place: Dzongla
  • Day 10 Dzongla to Chola Pass (5,428m/17,805ft) to Thangnak - 7 hours.

    It’s an early start today with a morning walk up through grassy valleys before climbing up to the rough stone and rock trail. We keep on ascending towards the west of Dzongla until we reach the top of Chola pass (5,428 m). Most of the time the top of Chola pass is covered in snow, with the added prayer flags; this leaves us with a picturesque landscape superb for photographs. After half an hour in this windyare, we start very carefully down the steep descent towards the base of Chugimala(another name of Chola pass).The trail then ascends up and down in the basin of Cholatse before we head down the final steep section through the gorge to Thangnak.

    • Max. Altitude: 4750m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Place: Thangnak
  • Day 11 Thangnak to Gokyo - 5 hours.

    It’s a 4-5 hour trek to the beautiful Gokyo lakes via the rough, dry and icy Ngozumba glacier. The day is short and relaxing in the Gokyo lakeside where you will find yourself surrounded by Mountains.

    • Max. Altitude: 4650m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Place: Gokyo
  • Day 12 Hike to Gokyo ri (5,420m/17,778ft) and stay again Gokyo - 5 hours.

    The views around Gokyo are tremendous. For the best views we will climb Gokyo Ri (5,357m) today. From here we will have a panoramic view of Cho Oyu, Gyanchung Kang, Everest, Lothse, Makalu, Cholatse and Tawachee. After we enjoy the view we will return back to Gokyo village for the night.

    • Max. Altitude: 4650m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Place: Gokyo
  • Day 13 Trek from Gokyo to Dole - 5 hours.

    After breakfast at lodge, we way back from Gokyo is an easy downhill walk along the Dudh Koshi River passing by Ngozumpa Glacier. We could see the Cholatse and Taboche peaks rear up on the right of us. The trail descends below Phangka, and across a level terrace on the slope to climb a rib on the far side of the hill side. Upon reaching the Chorten at the edge, we see great views of Thamserku , Cho Oyu, and Kangtega. We slowly walk down to sprawling village of Machhermo.Then head toward to Dole.

    • Max. Altitude: 4200m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Place: Dole
  • Day 14 Trek from Dole to Namche bazaar - 5 hours.

    Our hike today is mostly downhill. On the trail we could see some animals like mountain goat, musk deer, pheasant as well as more plants and vegetation including rhododendron forest. Finally an easy walk leads you to the Namche Bazzar for overnight where you will have really hot shower which is the best after few days having no shower.

    • Max. Altitude: 3440m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Place: Namche Bazaar
  • Day 15 Trek down from Namche bazaar to Lukla - 7 hours.

    Same way we trek down to Lukla while we going up for the trekking. Lukla where we take our flight back to Kathmandu for next day

    • Max. Altitude: 2860m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Place: Lukla
  • Day 16 Fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu - 45 min.

    Today after breakfast we proceed to the Airport for the flight back to Kathmandu. Once you arrive you will be driven to the hotel. Whole day you have time to rest shop and have good food.

    • Max. Altitude: 1340m
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Food: Breakfast
    • Place: Kathmandu

Inclusion

  • All transportation by private vehicle including airport transfers as per itinerary.
  • During the trek, three daily meals with tea/coffee (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner).
  • Best available tea houses lodge during the trek including a private bathroom in Lukla. Phakding and Namche.
  • A highly Experienced professional trekking guide and porters (1 porter for 2 pax) with their food, accommodation, salary, and insurance.
  • Flight fare Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu.
  • Sleeping bag and duffel bag (to be returned).
  • Trekking map for a group and trekking achievement certificate.
  • First aid medical Kit.
  • All required permits for trekking.
  • Government tax/vat and office service charge.
  • International Airfare.
  • Personal insurance.
  • Kathmandu Hotel and food.
  • Nepal entry visa fee is 15 days 30$, 30 days 50$ and 90 days 120$.
  • Soft drinks, hard drinks, and water.
  • Entry fees of Kathmandu world heritage sites.
  • Personal trekking equipment and expenses.
  • Hot shower, Battery charge, Wi-Fi during the trekking period.
  • Tips and gratitude for the staffs.
Request a Private Date

Useful Information

Note:

Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you wish to discuss any aspect of this trip or your suitability for it please  contact us at [email protected] or If you want to talk to us directly feel free to call or WhatsApp/Viber us at: +977-9851175534

Testimonials