•   Duration: 18 Days
  •  Activities: Trekking
  •   Trip Grade: Strenuous
  •   Departure from: Kathmandu,Nepal
  •   Arrival on: Kathmandu,Nepal
  •   Destination: Everest Region
  •  Group size: 2-12 People
  •  Best Seasons: March-May And Sept-Dec
  •   Trip Mode: Trekking

Trip Overview

Gokyo Lakes and Everest Base Camp consists of the beautiful lakes in Gokyo Valley with the famous Cho-La pass trek which will take you to landmarks of the Khumbu region which of course leads to the Everest region. Along the way, you have the friendly Sherpas, their hometown Namche bazaar, the Sagarmatha National Park, and the base of the mighty Everest. Trekking the Everest base camp via Gokyo Lakes with the alluring sight of Mt. Everest, Cho-Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu, Nuptse, Amadablam, Pumori, and Monastery at Tengboche. It is a high-altitude trek.

Gokyo Lakes and Everest base camp trek is full of adventure and joy for travelers. You can take pictures as a souvenir. As you pass by Thangnak you come across Ngozumpa Glacier. The mesmerizing view of Lake of Gokyo and hike to Gokyo Ri where you can enjoy the sunrise. The journey descends back to Lukla via Namche Bazaar and Dole marks the end of this memorable trekking experience.

Best Season for Gokyo Lakes and Everest Base Camp

March to May and September to October is the best season for the Gokyo Lakes and Everest Base Camp Trek.

Outline Itinerary

    1st Day: Arrive Kathmandu(1345m) and Transfer to the Hotel
    2nd Day: Kathmandu sightseeing and trek preparation
    3rd Day: Kathmandu-Lukla and trek to Phakding(2,651m/8,700ft)
    4th Day: Phakding to Namche Bazaar(3440m/11,283ft)
    5th Day: Namche Bazaar rest and acclimatization(3440m/11,283ft)
    6th Day: Namche Bazaar to Phortse(3,680m/12,073ft)
    7th Day: Phortse to Machhermo(4,470m/ 14,663ft)
    8th Day: Machhermo to  Gokyo(4,800 m/15,744 ft)
    9th Day: Gokyo valley-acclimatization day. (Hike to Gokyo-Ri)
    10th Day: Gokyo to Thangnang(4750 m/15,580 ft) to Gokyo
    11th Day: Thangnak to Cho-La pass(5,367m/17,604 ft) to Dzongla(15, 939 ft)
    12th Day: Dzongla to Lobuche(4940 m/16,207 ft)
    13th Day: Lobuche- Gorak shep(5,170 m/16,961ft) - visit Everest Base Camp(5,380 m/17,600 ft)
    14th Day:  Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft) to Pheriche (4,288m/14,070ft)
    15th Day: Pheriche- Namchebazzar
    16th Day: Namchebazzar- Lukla(2,860m/9,186ft)
    17th Day: Lukla to Kathmandu
    18th Day: Final departure.

Detail Itinerary


Arrive in Kathmandu(1345 meters) and Transfer to the hotel

Our company representative will be there at Tribhuvan International Airport to welcome you. Meet and Greet, transfer to the Hotel. Rest Day free for own activities. Overnight in the hotel.


Kathmandu sightseeing and preparation for Trekking

After breakfast, visit for sightseeing of various famous world heritage sites which includes Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Afternoon free for trek preparation, shopping & other various own activities. Overnight in Kathmandu. Meals Included:  Breakfast


Kathmandu-Lukla(40 minutes) and trek to Phakding(2,651m/8,700ft);3-4 hours

We leave our hotel early and transfer to the airport for the flight to Lukla (9,186ft) which will take around 40 minutes. Clear skies permitting, we enjoy one of the most beautiful air routes in the world with an awe-inspiring glimpse of high Himalayan giants like Everest, Ama Dablam, and Nuptse. On arrival in the famous town of Lukla (A place with many goats and sheep) we start our journey walking down to Phakding which will take around 4 hours and spend the night there. Accommodation in Phakding. Meals Included:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Phakding to Namche Bazaar(3440m/11,283ft);5-6 hours

After breakfast we begin our trekking through a beautiful pine forest, we cross the mighty glacier-fed Dudh Kosi River and continue through forested valleys to enter the Sagarmatha National Park. Tonight we stay at the famous prime heartland of Sherpa village – Namche Bazaar. Accommodation in Namche Bazaar. Meals Included:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Rest Day at Namche Bazaar(3440m/11,283ft) for acclimatization

Today we spend a day in Namche Bazaar in order to get acclimatized to the rising altitude, to prevent ourselves from high altitude sickness, and acclimatize our bodies. The whole day we spend doing some fine day walks and explore the magnificent views around the Namche Bazaar. Accommodation in Namche Bazaar. Meals Included:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Namche bazaar to Phortse(3,680m/12,073ft);5-6 hours

After breakfast, we’ll climb the Khumjung hill and descend to the east of the village down the broad valley leading through a forest to the Phortse. Accommodation in Phortse. Meals Included:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Phortse to Machhermo(4,470m/ 14,663ft);4-5 hours

After breakfast, we’ll trek toward Machhermo. From Phortse it is a gradual ascent through a forest to Machhermo. In season the whole forest is covered with various colors of rhododendron. Accommodation in Machhermo. Meals Included:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Machhermo- Gokyo(4,800 m/15,744 ft);4-5 hours

Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo via Phangkha takes about five hours. On the way, you can observe various local activities like yak herding. Accommodation in Gokyo. Meals Included:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Gokyo Valley-acclimatization day. (Hike to Gokyo-RI)

Today we are going to stay in Gokyo for exploration and acclimatization. We’ll hike to Gokyo Ri (5,430m) to see the excellent panoramic view of the Everest region and if time remains we’ll also explore the remaining lakes of Gokyo as these are very popular besides its grand view. Accommodation in Gokyo. Meals Included:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Gokyo to Thangnak(4750 m/15,580 ft) to Gokyo;4-5 hours

If we haven’t explored the Gokyo RI the previous day, we do this today. Gokyo RI is the major highlight of this trek. So, in the early morning, we’ll climb to Gokyo RI where it’ll take about 3 to 4 hours to reach the top. After our visit to Gokyo RI, we trek down to Gokyo and after breakfast, we trek further down to Thangnak. Accommodation in Thangnak. Meals Included:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Thangnak to Cho-La pass(5,367m/17,604 ft) to Dzongla(15, 939 ft);8-9 hours

We will start our trek early in the morning because Cho La Pass is another show-up of this trip. Today will be the toughest day of the whole trek as we have to walk around 8-9 hours on a vertical, steep, and greasy trail. We have to be more careful on this trail as the trail is slippery and vertical. Accommodation in Dzongla. Meals Included:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Dzongla to Lobuche(4940 m/16,207 ft);2-3 hours

Today after breakfast we’ll trek from Dzongla to Lobuche which is an easy one and takes around 2.5 hours only. Lobuche peak appears more clear and beautiful from this trail. Accommodation in Lobuche. Meals Included:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Lobuche- Gorak shep(5,170 m/16,961ft) – visit Everest Base Camp(5,380 m/17,600 ft);6-7 hours

Today we’ll trek to Gorakshep and then finally to the Everest Base Camp where will see snow-capped peaks intimating us to the top of the world. Then we’ll walk back to Gorakshep. Accommodation in Gorakshep. Meals Included:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft) to Pheriche (4,288m/14,070ft); 7-8 hours

Today we trek to Kala Patthar then back to Gorakshep and at last to the Pheriche. Kala Patthar is one of the major viewpoints of the mighty Everest as we cannot see Everest from the Everest Base Camp this is the time to take many pictures there for lifelong memories. This is the best point for picturesque scenes to enclose them in your camera. Accommodation in Pheriche. Meals Included:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Pheriche- Namche Bazaar;6-7 hours

Today will be a much easier walk down to the lower altitudes. Following the same route, we will descend down. At the Tengboche, we will have our lunch and then straight to the Namche Bazaar. Accommodation in Namche bazaar. Meals Included:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Namchebazzar- Lukla(2,860m/9,186ft);6-7 hours

Today the trail is mostly downhill from Namche to Phakding. We’ll cross the suspension bridge above the roaring Dudh Koshi to reach Phakding. Then we’ll cross through the dense forest and Sherpa villages eventually we’ll reach Lukla where we can have a rest with all the experiences of the last two weeks. Accommodation in Lukla. Meals Included:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Lukla to Kathmandu

Early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu which will be a relaxing one. Reaching Kathmandu you’ll be transferred to the hotel. Rest day free for your own activities, you can relax or can go shopping or can hang around the street of Kathmandu. Accommodation in Hotel at Kathmandu. Meals Included:  Breakfast, Dinner


Final departure

Last day of our Journey. After Breakfast our representative will transfer you to the airport three hours early before as the flight is scheduled for the onward journey.

Meals Included:  Breakfast

Date & Cost

Trip Start Date Trip End Date Status Price
15 Sep, 2023 02 Oct, 2023 USD 2070 Available Book Now
17 Sep, 2023 04 Oct, 2023 USD 2070 Available Book Now
02 Oct, 2023 20 Oct, 2023 USD 2070 Available Book Now
10 Oct, 2023 28 Oct, 2023 USD 2070 Available Book Now

Equipment List

  • Fleece beanie
  • Sunglasses
  • Chapstick / Sunscreen
  • Face mask or Scarf
  • Hand towel
  • Wind stopper / waterproof top and bottom
  • Cold weather down jacket below the waist
  • Fleece jacket and trouser
  • Trekking trouser
  • T-Shirts(short or long sleeves) dry fit is better
  • Polypropylene thermal tops and bottom, at least 2pairs,
  • Wind stopper and fleece gloves
  • Socks and underwears
  • Trekking boot
  • Snow Gaiter (optional)
  • Runners / Snickers for camps
  • Head torch
  • Personal medical kit
  • Water Bottle/Camel Pak
  • Trekking / Ski pole (optional. Handy for anyone with knee problem)
  • Spare batteries for Camera and flashlight. Check the charging facility along your journey
  • Day pack  Minimum 25L with a side pocket for water bottle

Cost Included


  • All ground transportation by private vehicle including airport pick up and drop
  • Kathmandu city tours inclusive of all entry fees, tour guides, private vehicles
  • Full board meals with tea or coffee during trek and climb
  • Government licensed English speaking trekking and climbing guide during climb and trek
  • Climbing types of equipment like rope, ice screw, snow bar
  • First aid medical kit
  • Sagarmatha National Park fees
  • taxes and office service charges
  • Required porters
  • Two nights hotel in Kathmandu
  • Porter and guide insurance


Cost not Include

  • Nepal entry visa fees
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu or Pokhara
  • All the personal trekking and climbing gear
  • Personal insurance
  • Extra accommodation cost in Kathmandu, due to early arrival, late departure, early return from trekking and expedition due to any reason
  • Helicopter or chartered flight cost
  • All bottled drinks and snacks.

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