Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Trek takes you to beautiful Everest region areas including Gokyo valley, Gokyo lakes, Cho la Pass and the famous Everest Base Camp I.
Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Trek
Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lakes, Valley and Cho La Pass Trek is a fascinating trekking adventure around the Everest region and Khumbu valley. This marvelous trek offers walks with daily views of snow capped peaks in the close distance along with an opportunity to explore the traditional Sherpa villages enriched with Buddhist culture and heritages.
Gokyo Cho-la Pass with Everest Base Camp Trek is a great adventure combination around both best sides of Everest region of high and scenic Khumbu valley.The trek is famous for the delightful and pleasant walks through the villages of Everest filled with interesting culture, scenic Gokyo Valley, Gokyo Lakes, Cho la Pass and the Everest Base Camp.
The trek offers you delightful and pleasant walks leading you around native Sherpa traditional villages of Everest, exploring its interesting custom and visiting its impressive old monasteries. Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Trek is an adventure of two weeks where you will have exciting opportunity to immerse within a local culture while witnessing amazing landscapes and mountains.
Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Trek begins with a short flight to land at the door of Everest, Lukla. Then, the walk takes you towards scenic views along the Dudhkoshi River and valley within Sagarmatha National Park towards famous Namche Bazaar with majestic mountains in the background. You will have a rest day at Namche Bazaar to support acclimatization. You will take a short hike and explore around Namche before trekking to remote areas at beautiful Gokyo valley.
From Namche, you will trek into hidden corners of Khumbu in the shade of might Everest. The walks leads past a number of yak grazing fields and farm settlements to reach scenic Gokyo valley enclosed by mountains. The views of world’s 6th the high Mt. Cho-Oyu are exceptional from the valley and Gokyo Lakes add up to the natural beauty. You will have options to hike up to Gokyo Ri for a breathtaking panorama of mountains.
The trekking journey then heads towards the high Cho-la pass offering unique scenery of surrounding high peaks. After a great big climb and traverse from Gokyo as our final walk leads to the lap of the Mt Everest, Everest Base Camp. Return journey leads back to Lukla after Namche, Tengboche and a scenic hilltop, Kalapathar. Kalapathhar offers a mind-blowing panorama of mountains with Everest at stone throw distance.
- Scenic areas of Gokyo valley, Gokyo Cho-la pass and Everest base camp.
- Breath-taking views of the world’s four highest peaks from Gokyo-Ri.
- Exciting views from the highest trekkng spot, Kalapatthaar (5,545m).
- Cultural walks around rural villages and monasteries of cultural importance.
- Walk into Sagarmatha National Park, a World Heritage Site.
- Enchanting green woodland of pines and rhododendron.
- Scenic flights to and from Lukla.
Everest Base Camp, Gokyo Lakes and Cho La Pass Trek Itinerary
Day 01: On arrival at Kathmandu airport (1,340m) and transfer to the hotel.
Day 02: At Kathmandu with options for sightseeing tour and trek preparations.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,820m) – 30 mins and trek to Phakding (2,635m) – 3/4 hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) – 5/6 hrs.
Day 05: Rest day at Namche Bazaar with a short hike to support acclimatization.
Day 06: Trek to Dole (4,110m) through Phortse Tenga – 5/6 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Machherma (4,470m) – 3/4 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Gokyo Lake (4,800m) – 4/5 hrs.
Day 09: At Gokyo Lake with option to hike to Gokyo – Ri (5,357m)
Day 10: Trek to Thagnag (4,700m) – 3/4 hrs.
Day 11: Cross Cho-la pass (5,367m) and trek to Dzongla (4,830m) – 7/8 hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Lobuche (4,980m) – 4/5 hrs.
Day 13: Trek to Gorakshep (5,180m) and to Everest base camp (5,364m) – 5/6 hrs.
Day 14: Trek to Kalapathar (5,545m) and to Pheriche (4,230m) – 7/8 hrs.
Day 15: Trek to Namche Bazaar via Thyangboche – 6/7 hrs.
Day 16: Trek to Lukla – 6/7 hrs.
Day 17: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel with a free afternoon.
Day 18: International departure for homeward bound.
Landing at Kathmandu and Nepal international airport, where our guide or staff receives you for short drive to your respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu. After checking into your nice rooms with rest after a jet-lag, and then rendezvous with another group member of Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Valley Trekking, where our guide/leader will brief you with information regarding the treks, about hotels and lodge with Nepalese culture, do’s and don’ts. Evening enjoys grand welcome dinner in typical Nepalese restaurants with various native cultures as entertainment.
At Kathmandu as a free day where one can join in our interesting sightseeing tour as options, as the capital Kathmandu of Nepal steeped with historical and religious monuments of world heritage sites. Afternoon at leisure and preparation for Everest base camp and Gokyo Valley trekking, starting next early morning with a flight to land at Lukla.
As per your flight time for Lukla, usually happens early morning where a short drive takes you Kathmandu airport, after checking in at respective airlines counter with security then board in a small aircraft for scenic short of 30 minutes to land at Lukla small airstrip. During air grand panorama of Himalayan peaks with Everest and Makalu at close distance as the plane heads to the runway to stop at the parking area at Tenzing and Hillary airport in Lukla. With time here for refreshing stops and then walk starts accompanied by our native guide and porters, beginning with a pleasant start on downhill past Lukla town to reach at Dudh Kosi River valley with Sherpa farm villages as our route leads further encountering prayer walls and
spinning bells to reach our first overnight stop at Phakding village.
Our second-day walk is quite long due to the increase in heights as a morning starts beyond Phakding entering a river gorge crossing over a bridge to reach a nice lovely village at Monjo with views of Thermasarkhu peaks. From here short descend to enter at Sagarmatha National Park, where all trekkers have to obtain National Park permits, as TIMS (Trekking Information Management Systems) pre-obtained in Kathmandu. Sagarmatha a Nepalese name for Everest, where local Sherpa of Tibetan origin languages calls Chomolungma in both words means Great Mother. From here crossing over a bridge to reach at Jorsalle the last village before climbing to Namche Bazaar, at Jorsalle for possible lunch stops and then walks leads towards river banks into the lovely woodland of pines and rhododendron after crossing a last high suspension bridge with a gradual climb on the winding road facing views of Kongde-Kusum Khanguru with Everest and Lhotse to reach famous Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar located at 3,440 m high with amphitheatre landscapes adorned with a number of well built houses serving as hotels, lodge and resorts. At Namche for overnight stops with grand views of Kongde and Thermasarkhu peaks and time for short walks around its streets lines with well stocked shops and stores and many restaurants and fresh bakeries.
At Namche Bazaar for rest day to support with acclimatization at this right altitude of above
3,000 m high, on this day taking a short hike to Everest View Hotel above Namche Bazaar, the
first Porsche hotels or resort of Khumbu area.
Offers grand views of Everest and Amadablam peaks with other adjoining peaks within
beautiful green woodland of tall rhododendron and silver fir trees. Other options will be walking high above Namche at Park Museum area facing mighty views of Everest, Lhotse and stunning looking Amadablam peaks, with time to visit the museum of great interest with full information of the Khumbu areas for Sherpa culture and history.
After pleasant and refreshing overnights in Namche Bazaar, a scenic walks with glorious mountain panorama, as morning walk, leads to a short steep climb, and then on the pleasant winding path, and then our route diverts heading for a climb for few hours to reach a high hill and a scenic ridge at Mong facing superb views of Everest with magnificent Amadablam.
After short refreshing break walk downhill within cool shade of woodland to reach Phortse Tenga a village in the shade of Dudh Kosi River valley, and the slow climb takes you to overnight stop at Dole, a small quiet spot with few nice lodges to stay.
Morning walk leads to much higher on leaving the tree lines for alpine short bushes and shrubs of juniper and Burberry, a short climb atop Dole then on nice pleasant scenic trails above Dudh- Kosi River to reach a hill above Machherma facing views of Mt. Cho-Oyu towards north, enjoying views as walk leads downhill to a valley where a nice settlement of Machherma situated for overnight and lunch stop.
Today a short walk like previous day, but with much scenic views on morning trek to reach our
the main highlight of the adventure, where walk leads to a short climb with views of Cholatse and Cho-Oyu peaks as our route leads past summer settlement and pasture fields of Yaks.
A steep short up to reach the first lake and then on the gradual path to reach second and then toward the main third Lake of Gokyo, also called Dudh Kund considered as holy glacial pond by Hindu and Buddhist followers, where most of the nice lodges situated nearby the lake with stunning views of high Mt. Cho-Oyu.
A wonderful spot for leisure morning, but to enjoy more best views where early morning hike takes you on Gokyo-Ri at above 5,357 m rewards you with super panorama of world’s four high mountain range from 6th highest Mt. Cho-Oyu, number one Mt. Everest, 4th highest Mt. Lhotse with 5th high Mt. Makalu lined with an array of peaks. After a fabulous moment with breathtaking panorama and sunrise views descend back to Gokyo with the leisure short walk towards Thagnag at the base of Chola-Pass and near the end of Ngozumba glacier.
Starting early before crack of morning dawn following our leads guide heading towards moraine
of rocks and on faint path climbing on steep slope where strenuous climbs reaching you on top of high Cho-la pass, also spelled as Tsho-la festooned with Buddhist prayer flags on top offering grand views of surrounding close peaks of Nirekha, Cholatse and towards Lobuche peaks. After a refreshing break with wonderful scenery then descend with care on icy trails to reach isolated small settlement at Dzongla with few simple lodge for overnight stop.
After a hard and tough climb over Cho-la pass, where morning walks on leaving Dzongla much easier and pleasant day with a short gradual climb up to a ridge and on pleasant trails to reach above Thugla ridge, located at the end of massive Khumbu glaciers that melts into a torrential river As walk proceeds with the refreshing break in between where walk leads to a slow climb to reach the Lobuche situated in a corner of the valley beneath Lobuche peaks. Overnight stay at Lobuche in of its nice and cozy lodge with views of Nuptse peaks towards Everest and Lhotse.
After a pleasant stop at Lobuche, walk leads towards our main highlights of the journey to reach much-awaited destination Everest Base Camp, where the walk in the morning leads on pleasant path and then a short climb to reach higher ground. Then back on nice trails reaching a place where you can visit Glass Pyramid place, a metrological station’s joint venture of Italian and Nepalese Government, surveying the weather and movement of ice and glaciers. From here with interesting information of the project walk leads towards moraine and ice above Khumbu massive glaciers and then a short descent to a wide-open field at Gorakshep, a place with few lodges. Gorakshep was an original earlier Everest base camp before it moved further east. After a shortstop and rest heading towards our goal walking into moraine and rocks to reach the Everest base camp in the backdrop of mighty Khumbu Ice Falls and glaciers. Everest hid between peaks of Lho-la and Nuptse where a tip of Everest can be seen from the base camp, with ever-present views of towering peaks after an exciting moment of the
adventure heading back to Gorakshep for last overnight on the highest point of the journey.
Gorakshep located beneath Kalapathar and the lofty peak of Pumori, morning a steep climb heading into the rocky path with a vigorous breathtaking uphill to reach on top the highest spot of the adventure at Kalapathar, situated above 5,545 m facing sweeping panorama of high giant mountains with a view of Pumori and Everest at close distance. After a glorious scenic moment descends to Gorakshep and continue walking on the same trail back to Lobuche to reach the Thugla, where the path from Dingboche and Pheriche splits as our walk leads downhill towards a flat windy valley of Pheriche. Walking for an hour on the scenic valley to reach at Pheriche a settlement with the number of good lodges to stay with views of Amadablam-Taboche-Cholatse with other series of peaks, at Pheriche for the overnight stay at on the lodge, where HRA (Himalayan Rescue Association Post situated).
From Pheriche morning walk leads to the end of the valley with short descend to a river and then climb to a ridge with a Stupa, where walk leads to a long descend past Somare and Pangboche village.
After Pangboche retracing the journey back with uphill to Thyangboche and then downhill to Imjatse River with the steep climb for some time to reach the Lobesa and Shanasa villages and thenm on the easy walk to a small beautiful place at Kyanjima. The walk continues on route Namche with wonderful views of Everest-Lhotse-Nuptse-Amadablamwith array of peaks, some of the areas on walk lead you to the pleasant place where sometimes one can spot some wild-life like Musk Deer, a herd of Himalayan Thar with colorful Danphe (Lophoporous / Impeyan Pheasant) national bird of the country. Finally, walk ends for overnight at Namche Bazaar after a scenic walks of the day from Pheriche.
After a fine morning with mountain views for breakfast, then start walking past Namche Bazaar with long descend to reach the confluence of Imajatse and Bhote Kosi rivers that makes and joins to Dudh Kosi River. A pleasant walk leads to Jorsalle with the last short steep climb to the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park, after passing the area reaching the nice and lovely village at Monjo for overnight stops. Our last walking day of the adventure, where walk follows Dudh Kosi River all the way to Phakding village and then heading towards Ghat and Tade-Kosi small areas with the last climb to reach the main gate of Lukla. After a final climb of the journey rest of the walk is easy going through Lukla town and its markets place to our overnight stop in a nice lodge at Lukla, with time in the afternoon for short walks.
Day 16: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel with a free afternoon. As per our normal morning flight schedule for Kathmandu, transfer to Tenzing and Hillary Airport terminal and then board in respective airlines plane for the sweeping and panoramic flight back to Kathmandu, overlooking tremendous views of mountains as our air journey ends at Kathmandu airport. After checking out then transfer back to your respective hotels with time in the afternoon for leisure moments and individual activities.
After a wonderful time in Nepal with amazing time in high Himalaya on Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Valley trekking, a last day in the country of awesome adventures where our staff and guide transfers you to Nepal international airport for your flight back home or to next port of call.