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Everest base camp & Gokyo Lake trek

Everest base camp & Gokyo Lake trek

Everest Region
everes view from Everest hotel
Gorakshep
Everest base camp gokyo Lakes
Gokyo lakes view from gokyo ri

Trip Facts

Duration : 15 Days Max-Altitude : 5545m Program Type : Tea House Best Season : Sep to Dec, March to Aug Per Day Walking : 6/7 Hours Trek Grade : Grade 3:

Since the terrain can be hard and the days long, hikers on these treks should be in good physical condition and have some previous mountain walking experience. Steep climbing may be involved, although it is never necessary to use ropes. Treks at this level can he arranged for periods of 16 to 21 days. Typically, a gradual ascent through a green river valley will lead you up to a number of high passes, where you will reach the altitude of 5416m. Often times, you will get a close insight into the Tibetan culture. Participants should expect to trek above 5416m/17872ft.

Mode of Travel : Flight/Land

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No. of Persons Price per Person
1 Pax $1500
2 Paxes $1450
2-4 Paxes $1400
4-6 Paxes $1380
6-10 Paxes $1350
10-15 Paxes $1250
15+Paxes $1250

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Overview

Everest base camp trek  with Gokyo Lake 15 days Itinerary

The Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes trek offer breathtaking views of the world’s highest mountains, including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam. The trek features diverse landscapes and six stunning glacial lakes with waters surrounded by snow-capped peaks. You will also see one of Nepal’s largest glaciers, Ngozumpa Glacier. Passing through traditional Sherpa villages like Namche Bazaar and Khumjung provides a glimpse into the rich Sherpa culture. The colorful prayer flags, mani stones, and ancient monasteries add cultural depth to the natural beauty. The trekkers have to do the Chola pass (5420m) between Gokyo Lake and Everest base camp during the Everest Base camp Gokyo Lake trek.

During the EBC Gokyo Lakes trek

There are three outstanding photographic spots during your Everest Base Camp and Gokyo trek in Nepal: Gokyo Ri Peak (5,357 m), Kala Patthar (5,643 m), and Tengboche Monastery (3,860 m). Each offers beautiful views of the Himalayas from different angles. Everest Base Camp is also one of the most famous attractions of the trek.

Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lake with the Chola pass trek Nepal

The Everest base camp and Gokyo Lake trek itinerary begins with a flight to Lukla Hilary airport at 2,837 meters high altitude. Furthermore, on the same day, we trek three hours to Phagding. We will trek to Namche Bazaar on the second day. A small but beautiful Sherpa village, “Namche” rises 3,440 meters above sea level. Afterwards, we will trek to Tengboche where the famous Guru Rimpoche monastery structure is. In addition, this trek shows the Tibetan-style Gompa, the Tengboche monastery which opens at 3 p.m. for prayer time (puja). On the day after, we trek to Pheriche. Lobuche, and EBC.

during the 15 days of Everest base camp and Gokyo Lake trek, we will climb Kalapatthar Peak, 5,643 meters above sea level, and trek back to Zhong la. On day 10, we will climb the Gokyo Peak which equals 5,420 m. Afterward, we will go to Dole and Khumjung. Last but not least, after reaching Phakding and then Lukla, we will fly back to Kathmandu. there is also an old route which is called classical Jiri to Everest base camp trek which was used on the Everest expeditions team at early Hilary and Tenzing Norgey Sherpa. 

Everest base camp & Gokyo Lake trek Trails

Trekking to Gokyo lakes and Everest base camp with Chola Pass through little mountain villages grouped under towering glaciers. the Chola Pass is also called Gokyo Pass Nepal by locals. Trek through the legendary Khumbu region of Nepal and enjoy the breathtaking views. It is a place where ancient culture combines with unparalleled natural beauty to create an atmosphere of unparalleled beauty within the world’s most extreme sport.

EBC-Gokyo Lakes Trek is an adventurers’ melting pot

The Everest Base Camp is located 5,364 meters above sea level. During the Everest Base Camp Gokyo trek, you never feel that you have taken enough pictures of the beautiful Himalayan and Everest views. Also, the trek draws mountain lovers from around the world. During the autumn and spring trekking season, you can expect to hear a variety of languages along the trail. In tea houses, strangers from all over the world can discuss and exchange travel experiences with each other. You rarely encounter such diversity on treks.

Gokyo Lake is a piece of heaven!

The Gokyo Lakes are located in the Sagarmatha region and the Solukhumbu district of Nepal. The lake is 4,700-5,000 meters (15,400-16,000 feet) above sea level within Everest National Park. There are six lakes in the region, that are among the highest freshwater lakes in the world. Thonak Lake is the largest of these lakes. Since 2007, an area of  7,770 hectares (approximately 30 square meters) around Gokyo Lake has been declared a Ramsar site. Who would not be captivated by the beauty of the white mountains surrounding a deep blue lake, lovely ducks floating in love, and luxurious hotels and resorts located in one corner of the Gokyo Lake?

Gokyo Valley Nepal

Everyone who visits Gokyo Lake. Earth’s rhythm fulfills to some extent those who wish to experience heaven while living. Due to fatigue and altitude, getting here may cause physical and mental problems. However, once you see the beauty of solitary lakes, blue skies, white mountains, and solitary valleys of The Gokyo Pass Nepal, also features the beautiful Gokyo Lakes and the challenging Chola Pass. By trekking to Everest Base Camp before crossing the Cho La, you will benefit from the best acclimatization possible and have a greater chance of completing the trek successfully. The side of Gokyo Valley also has beautiful, blue-sky lakes. To combine these with incredible mountain views, a trek in the Gokyo Valley is one of the most beautiful and exciting journeys of a lifetime. It has delightful and clean blue-colored water lakes. In addition,

During the 15-day Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lake trek, where adventure meets altitude amidst Nepal’s breathtaking Himalayas. Extend your journey with an additional 2 to 3 days to conquer the famed Three Passes, unlocking unparalleled vistas and a profound sense of achievement in this iconic alpine playground.

When is the best time of year to trek to EBC Gokyo Lake?

There is no doubt that the best time to visit Everest base camp with Gokyo Lake is either side of the monsoon season, which lasts from late May to mid-September. September through November, as well as February through May, there is generally good weather, as well as good visibility, and temperatures at Base Camp can reach about -6°C during these periods. When you trek to Everest base camp with Gokyo Lake in late April or early May, you may also encounter groups of climbers who are preparing for their summit attempts. Although temperatures in this area are extremely cold between late November and February, around -15°C during the day and even colder at night, clear skies are the norm, with quieter trails and teahouses adding to the sense of unspoiled wilderness during this period

The most suitable SIM card for EBC Gokyo Trek

A Ncell sim card is very useful for the Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Valley treks and can be purchased almost anywhere in Kathmandu. Ncell’s network coverage is excellent throughout the trek, except at Gokyo Lake.

Nepal Wilderness Trek will provide you with a guide who was born in the Everest region. The guide speaks fluent English and is well-educated, ensuring you are in good hands if you need any assistance. We will also provide the necessary permits for entering the Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake trek. Get ready for one of the most memorable journeys of your life with us.

Trip highlights

  1. The best viewpoint spots are Kala Patthar and Gokyo Peak
  2. Everest Base camp Gokyo Cho la pass Nepal 5420 meters
  3. The highest peak in the world 8,848 m Mt base camp
  4. Highlander Lakes Heritage Gokyo Valley
  5. Historical Buddhism Old monasteries
  6. Sherpa’s unique cultural heritage
  7. White color water Dudh Koshi river
  8. Largest Sagarmatha National Parks
  9. The most scenic trek in the world

Drinking Water for Your EBC & Gokyo Lake Trek

Please remember to bring or buy Piyush, which is a natural water purification device. You need to drink 3 drops (0.2 ML)per liter and 3 letters a day during the trek, and it is widely accepted in rural trekking contexts for water purification. Piyush was prepared to serve as a chlorination method for disinfecting drinking water to make it fit for trekkers’ consumption.


Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Flight to Lukla early in the morning (2827 meters. 35 minutes flight) trek to Phakding (2/3 hours walking) Stay overnight at the lodge.
  • Day 02: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3443 meters. 5/6 hours walking)overnight at the lodge.
  • Day 03: Rest day in Namche Bazaar for Acclimatization.
  • Day 04: Trek to Tengboche (3820 meters 5/6 hours walking) and stay overnight at the lodge.
  • Day 05: Trek to Pheriche (4230 meters. 4/5 hours walking) Stayover night at the lodge.
  • Day 06: Rest day in Pheriche for acclimatization.
  • Day 07: Trek to Lobuche (4900 meters. 4/5 hours walking) stay overnight at the lodge.
  • Day 08: Visit Everest Base Camp (5450 meters. 3 hours walking) early in the morning and trek back to Gorakshep, staying overnight at the lodge.
  • Day 09: Visit Kalapattar (5545 meters. Early in the morning for the best Everest view) and trek back to Zhong la (5 hours walking Stay Overnight at the lodge.
  • Day 10: Trek to Gokyo via Chola Pass, (5420 meters 6 hours walking) stay overnight at the lodge.
  • Day 11: Early morning visit to Gokyo peak( 5450 meters) and trek back to Dole (5/6 hours walking) stay overnight at lodge.
  • Day 12: Trek back to Khumjung (4/5 hours walking) and stay overnight at the lodge.
  • Day 13: Trek back to Phakding(4/5 hours walking) and stay overnight at the lodge.
  • Day 14: Trek back to Lukla (3/4 hours walking) and stay overnight at the lodge.
  • Day 15: Fly back to Kathmandu by flight (35 minutes flight)

Clockwise itinerary

  • Day 1: Flight to Lukla, Trek to Phakding, (2,800 meters, 2,652 meters) Hiking Hours: Approximately 3-4 hours
  • Day 2: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 meters) Hiking Hours: Approximately 5-6 hours
  • Day 3: Acclimatization and exploration day in Everest View Hotel and Sherpa Museum
  • Day 4: Trek to Dole (4,200 meters) Hiking Hours: Approximately 5-6 hours
  • Day 5: Trek to Machermo (4,470 meters) Hiking Hours: Approximately 4-5 hours
  • Day 6: Trek to Gokyo (4,800 meters) Hiking Hours: Approximately 4-5 hours
  • Day 7: Hike to Gokyo Ri (5,357 meters) for panoramic views, Rest and acclimatize in Gokyo
  • Day 8: Trek to Thangna (4,700 meters) Hiking Hours: Approximately 3-4 hours
  • Day 9: Trek to Dzongla via Cho La Pass (5,420 meters) Descend to Dzongla (4,830 meters) Hiking Hours: Approximately 7-8 hours
  • Day 10: Trek to Lobuche (4,910 meters) Hiking Hours: Approximately 4-5 hours
  • Day 11: Trek to Gorakshep (5,140 meters) Continue to Everest Base Camp (5,364 meters) Return to Gorakshep Hiking Hours: Approximately 7-8 hours
  • Day 12: Hike to Kala Patthar (5,545 meters) for sunrise views, Descend to Gorakshep and continue to Pheriche (4,371 meters) Hiking Hours: Approximately 7-8 hours
  • Day 13: Trek back to Namche Bazaar Hiking Hours: Approximately 6-7 hours
  • Day 14: Trek back to Lukla, Hiking Hours: Approximately 6-7 hours
  • Day 15: Early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu or Ramechhap

Cost Included

  • Domestic flight tickets for the Kathmandu/Ramechhap to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu/Ramechhap routes.
  • A diverse selection of cuisines, including Italian, Chinese, Nepali, Indian, and various European options, is served three times a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
  • Accommodation in tea houses as per the provided itinerary.
  • Kitbag for secure storage of your personal belongings.
  • Sleeping bag for a comfortable night's sleep during the trek, even in temperatures as low as minus 25 degrees Celsius.
  • Everest National Park Entrance Trekking Permit.
  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit.
  • Experienced English-speaking trekking guide licensed by the government, familiar with the area.
  • One porter for every two to three participants. (Note: An additional cost applies for solo clients requiring a porter.)
  • Meals, accommodation, salary, and insurance for both the guide and porters.
  • All necessary paperwork, including government and local taxes.
  • A certificate of appreciation from Nepal Wilderness Trekking upon the successful completion of your trek.

Cost Excluded

  • Airfare for international flights.
  • Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Nepal, entry visa fees vary by duration (e.g., 15 days - $25-30, 30 days - $40).
  • Accommodations and meals in Kathmandu before and after our journey.
  • Personal equipment for coping with high and cold temperatures.
  • Emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation, which should be covered by your travel insurance.
  • All beverages, soft drinks, and caffeinated table drinks such as coke and beer.
  • Drinking water/mineral water, desserts, hot showers, laundry services, and similar extras.
  • Tips for the guide and porter.
  • Any costs and expenses not explicitly mentioned under the "cost includes" section.
  • Expenses arising from unforeseen circumstances or delays beyond the control of the management, such as landslides, adverse weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, changes in government policies, strikes, and so on.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Everest Base camp Gokyo trek is moderately difficult where you need physically and mentally prepared. It needs energy to walk for 5-6 hrs daily. With good gear and guide you can do this trek.
To reach to the maximum height you have to do one day sight tour to the View Point of Kalapatthar with an elevation of 5545m.
Yes it is possible to do private trek as well as joining trek in Everest region.
The best time to do the EBC Gokyo trek is in Spring and in Autumn
The average day time temperature in April is about 15 to 1 degree centigrade and few degrees lower in October and during the night -5 to -10 degree.
Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit and Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit
The accommodation is mostly teahouse and lodges which is clean and neat with local toilets.
It is possible to See 8848m world highest mountain Mt. Everest including Lhotse,Makalu and Cho Oyu from Kalapathar and from Gokyo Ri.

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