Duration : 18 Days/17 Nights

Best Seasons: Autumn, Spring & Summer

Accomodations: Tea House

Grade: Moderate

Max Altitude: 5,545m


Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lake is one the world’s most beautiful high altitude treks. This trek takes you to Gokyo Lake and the glacier around GokyoRi. The summit climb of GokyoRi is very satisfying for most of the trekkers. From GokyoRi you will enjoy a fantastic views of the entire Himalayan mountain range including Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Pumori, Amadablam and Thamserkhu. Gokyo Valley is usually less crowded than Everest base camp and offers an alternative trekking route to Everest Base Camp. The views that you see from Gokyo valley is not only exceptionally beautiful and but also more distinct, despite being slightly far in distance. We take a scenic flight to Lukla and then start our trek up the DudhKoshi river valley until we reach Phakding. Next morning we set off for Namche Bazaar, a large Sherpa market town, having passed through the Sagarmatha National Park, Sherpa villages, and monasteries on the way. We spend one more extra day in Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and to do some exploring of nearby schools and mountain vistas. Then, the trek continues along high mountain trail towards Gokyo valley. From Machhermo we head up to Gokyo village, which takes more than a couple of hours to reach. We will walk up to the valley and check in a lodge near the Lake for overnight stay. There are six lakes in the Gokyo region, but the sixth one is too far and requires a day hike to the north Leaving Machhermo village, the trail begins to ascend beside the glacier. Gently we will climb on stone steps that rise beside a cliff on one side and then descend steeply to the rapids below on the other side. Once up over this you are rewarded with views of the first lake of Gokyo valley. The water of the lake is glacial melt, in bright aqua bluish green and the near barren fields nearby are endowed with stone cairns. It will take an hour and a half to cross the Ngozumpa glacier. Thangna is a mostly flat walk from here. We begin our day early for Cho la Pass. It is going to be a long day. Cho la Pass is right behind Thangna. The ascent has a lot of rubble and scree. After crossing the Cho la Pass we make a steep descent to Dzongla. You’ll see AmaDablam’s front view on this day It will be a 3 hours walk to Labuche mostly on a flat trail but at quite an higher altitude. From Gorakshep, you will set off for Everest Base Camp. The climb is fairly moderate, though the moraines are slippery and the ridge bordering Khumbu glacier is very windy. Our return trekking journey we stop by Pheriche village and Namche Bazaar before heading down to Lukla and catch flight back to Kathmandu. This trek is the perfect opportunity to explore the lake at the highest elevation, unique lifestyle of the Himalayan people, their religion, customs and traditions

Arrival in Kathmandu & transfer to Hotel (1,300m/4,265ft)
Sightseeing and trip preparation in Kathmandu
Fly to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft) and trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,697ft)
Phakding to Namche Bazar (3,440m/11,286ft)
Namche bazaar acclimatization day and hike to Syangbuche (3,780m/12,401ft)
Trek to Dhole (4,048m/13,280ft)
Trek to Machhermo (4,465m/14,648ft)
Trek to Gokyo Lake (4,750m/15,583ft)
Exploration in Gokyo Lake or climb Gokyori (5,357m/17,575ft) (5,170m/16,961ft)
DAY 10
Trek to Thangnag (4,700m/15,583ft)
DAY 11
Trek to Dzongla (4,830m/15,846ft) via Cho La Pass (5,420m/17,782ft)
DAY 12
Trek to Lobuche (4,910m/16,108ft)
DAY 13
Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5,360m/17,585ft) then back to GorakShep (5,170m/16,961ft)
DAY 14
Hike up to Kalapattar (5,545m/18192ft) trek back to Pheriche (4,250m/13,943ft)
DAY 15
Trek to Namche Bazar (3,440m/11,286ft)
DAY 16
Trek to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft)
DAY 17
Fly back to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,265ft)
DAY 18
Final Departure

International and domestic airport transfers .

3 Nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast

Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Necessary transportation cost

Both way air ticket KTM-Lukla-KTM

KhumbuPasangLamu VDC charge & National Park fee

Trekking guide and necessary number of porters

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea & coffee

Wages, equipment, food, medical insurances for all involved staff

Duffel bag (if required)

First Aid Medical Kit carried by Guide

Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu

    Nepal entry visa fee .

    International airfare

    Phone call, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, water, hot shower and tips

    Travel Insurance and High Altitude Insurance (Accident, Medical and Rescue)