Gokyo Everest Base Camp Trek


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    This tour is provided by

    Himalayan Planet Adventures

    We are a Nepal based travel and adventure company that provides excellent service for like-minded travelers. We have specialized in Nepal trekking for 20 years and founded this company in 2009.

    • 20 Days
    • Hard
    • Nepal

    Gokyo Everest base camp trek is one of the terrific trekking around the Everest region. This trek is intended to take you around the stunning part of Everest trekking. Gokyo trekking via Cho la pass gives you one of the awesome trekking experiences in the Everest Himalayas. A lifetime trekking adventure gives you real memories in the Himalayas which is certify you to reach any high altitude after completing this trek. On this Everest trekking, you will have a chance to get 5 lakes around Gokyo valley, 2 finest viewpoint Gokyo Ri and Kala Patthar, one high pass Cho la pass above 5,300 meters, 2 biggest glaciers as Na-Jumpa glacier and Khumbu glacier and of course base camp of Mount Everest and Everest Icefall. You will not get this type of trip in any other trekking route in the Everest region.

    Gokyo Everest base camp trek starting from flying to Lukla airport then trek continuing toward the Gokyo valley passing via Sherpa village and Namche Bazaar. During the walk, you will be gifted by natural beauty like White water Rivers, pine forest, Sherpa villages, and the White Mountains are supernatural parts of this trip. You are ascending day by day and only have an opportunity to get acclimatize in Namche Bazaar. After Namche, you are ascending the risky zone and we keep slowly walk up to Gokyo and exploring beautiful Gokyo valley & Gokyo Ri. We continue to Everest base camp via Cho la pass gives you a stimulating adventure and return back to Lukla via the popular Tengboche Monastery.

    Everest base camp trek Gokyo lakes are drawing based on group joining the trip in Kathmandu and the group size is a maximum of 10 people for better performance in service. When you arrange your international flight to Nepal then fly to Kathmandu, we will provide full service during the trekking. Everest trekking is positioned inside the Sagarmatha National Park, a World Heritage UNESCO site in the Himalayas. Everest trekking offers the three highest peaks above 8,000 meters including the highest peak in the World. On this trek, you will have the opportunity to encounter Himalayan Wildlife such as Musk Deer, Himalayan Thar, and different types of Pheasants. Also, a chance to learn about mountain life, monks in Monastery, and many more gives you the finest trekking in the Everest region of Nepal Himalayas. Himalayan Planet Adventures gives you a truly lifetime trekking experience in the Everest region. You may have the option to choose either the Gokyo part or the Mount Everest base camp part. 

    Group Size

    Minimum 2 People




    Tea house + Hotels


    • Experience four of the ten UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Nepal.
    • Scale the two of the Everest viewpoints Kala Patthar and Gokyo Ri.
    • Experience the Cho La pass one of the mountain high passes in Everest region.
    • Learn the local Sherpa community, lifestyles, culture, and day to day activities.
    • Cross the Ngozumpa glacier near Gokyo lakes and Khumbu glacier near Everest base camp.

    Price Includes

    • Four nights twin sharing accommodation in 4 stars Shanker hotel or similar in Kathmandu
    • All land transportation by suitable private vehicle (car, van, bus) in Kathmandu as per group size
    • Complementary welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu before and after the base camp trek
    • A day sightseeing in Kathmandu as per itinerary with tour guide, vehicle & entry fees inclusive
    • Kathmandu to Lukla and return flights including trekking guide flight
    • All meals - full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the Gokyo trek as per given itinerary
    • Twin sharing teahouse/lodge accommodation during the Gokyo to Mt Everest base camp trek
    • Gokyo to Everest base camp experienced trek leader (English speaking, First Aid and eco-trained), one Sherpa porter (per two clients) and one assistant guide (in a group) included salary & insurance
    • Sagarmatha National park permit cost US$ 35.00, TIMS permit cost US$ 10.00, plus all major permits and Kathmandu sightseeing permits
    • Sleeping bag with liner, down jacket, Gokyo to Mt Everest base camp trekking map, printed itinerary etc.
    • Safe drinking water purified by Iodine tablet/sterilized by Steripen
    • Complementary company duffel bag during base camp trekking and company t-shirt
    • Comprehensive medical kit bag (First Aid bag)
    • All required government and local taxes etc.

    Price Excludes

    • Nepalese visa fees and international airfare
    • Excess baggage charges (Domestic plane allow only 15 KG P/P maximum)
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu except mentioned
    • Travel and rescue insurance (Book your travel insurance in advance cover air rescue too)
    • Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills, hot shower, battery recharge & extra porters
    • Tips for driver, Everest trekking guide, trekking Sherpa and trekking porters
    • Any extending trips besides 20 days Gokyo to Mt. Everest base camp trek
    • Any services does not include in service inclusive column

    Day 1Arrival Day in Kathmandu

    Welcome to Nepal. You will extraordinary on Tribhuwan International Airport or any bus station. You will be meeting by our representatives and transfer to the hotel in Kathmandu. You may refresh yourself and in the evening you will be brought our office for an about the program. Then after you will be served special and delicious dinner in one of the traditional Nepali-restaurant and the overnight stay will be in the hotel. 

    Day 2Kathmandu City Tour

    After having breakfast and refreshment, around 9.00 am, you will be taken to visit inside Kathmandu valley. Kathmandu has more World Heritage sites than any other city in the world. The guide will escort you on a tour of Hindus Holy temple Pashupatinath, Buddhist Stupa Bouddhanath and Bhaktapur. There is time to explore the city’s many places of interest on your own or take a rest while permits Oyu. It takes around 6-7 hrs for full-day sightseeing. 

    Day 3Fly to Luka and Trekking to Phakding

    Early morning you’ll be transferred to the domestic airport to fly to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft). It takes 35 minutes scenic flight to Lukla airport (2,800m/9,184ft) and you will have a tea break, while the guide sort out and divide the loaded baggage to be carried by porters. A guide will manage the lunch place depending upon the time of arrival at Lukla. The trek starts with the most scenic view of  Numbur Himal & Phari. We further on to Phakding passing some Sherpa farm villages. We follow the trail to Dudhkoshi River with gradual with few ups from Thado Koshi, where you can have a lunch with superb view of Kusum-Kangaru (6,369m/20,890ft) crossing a short suspension bridge, from here after a short climb brings us to the Ghat village, another 1 ½ hr of gradual walk brings you to Phakding village for the overnight stop at lodge after 3-4 hrs walk and reminder stroll around the village for local knowledge.

    Day 4Trek to Namche Bazaar

    From Phakding we follow the Valley of Dudh Koshi River with few short up-hill and down hills re-crossing the same river again. From Benkar village the trail continues alongside River. The part of this trail has a magnificent forest of Pine, Magnolia, and rhododendron. Then we will into Sagarmatha National Park where trekking permit will be checked for the record. Dudh Koshi River, after the bridge Jorsalle village is reached, the last village till Namche Bazaar, and again walks until last bridge over Imjatse River and final walk to Namche Bazaar. This Bazaar is the main trading center in the region and features numerous shops, hotels, and restaurants. The peaks like Kwangde, Tawache can be enjoyed on the way. 

    Day 5Acclimatization Day and Hiking to Everest View Point

    Acclimatization is important before proceeding higher. Today is the free day your choice to do either to rest or to stroll around. If luckily you are on Saturday then this is the market day for local peoplethe and you can enjoy the local views of shopping. You can explore Sherpa museum to learn Sherpa culture and about mountaineering or visit up to Everest viewpoint then evening dinner and preparation for tomorrow journey and overnight stay. 

    Day 6Trek to Dole Village

    The trail leads down through rhododendron forest toward giant rock wall on the north side of the valley. After 2 hrs walk to small place Shanasa, we will continue to the left side of Mongla hill and continue down to Phortse Thanga. We will be taking lunch here. A stiff but attractive climb leads to Dole which is a small place with a few tea-house and appears the place. It will take 5 hrs walks during the whole day. 

    Day 7Trek to Machhermo Village

    From Dole we climb steadily along the side of the valley, rhododendron forest giving way to scrub juniper as altitude increases. You will cross a few tea houses, the trail ascending one hour to top hill crossing sandy spurs to reach Machharmo at 4,410m. This is the place, where it was reported that Yeti was first time seen in 1974. Machharmo has some incredible views and also it has worthy to visit the Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA) and overnight stay at the hotel.

    Day 8 Trek to Gokyo Lakes and Valley

    The trails climb the ridge of the valley excellent view of Khangtega and northern part to the Cho-Oyu. We descend to the river bank before beginning the climb of Ngazumpa Glacier. We ascend of hard cross the bridge over the stream which is flown from Gokyo Lake which is the first lake. The trail continues up to the second lake, Taujun Lake. Then finally Gyoko village appears on the edge of the third lake. Dinner and overnight stay will be in the comfortable teahouse. 

    Day 9Hike to the Fifth Lake and See the Everest Full Body

    Today is the exploring day mean free day. The view around Gokyo is itself is marvelous, for the very best panorama take a walk around Gokyo. Great view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse and Cho-Oyu with a lake view from the fifth lake is extraordinary. At the northern part, the biggest glaciers can be seen. You will eat dinner and overnight stay in a teahouse near third Lake. 

    Day 10Hike to Gokyo Ri and Trek to Thagnak

    Today the trek goes to Gokyo Ri for the stunning mountain views which will make you surprised. It will take around 3 hrs to reach Gokyo Ri and you will experience an unforgettable moment and enjoy around the top. The view from the top is stunning with the west ridge and southwest face of Everest. Back to Gokyo for breakfast and trek moves again to Thaknak for the overnight stay through the second lake and walk on the longest glacier called Nazumpa glacier. 

    Day 11Trek to Chola Pass and Dzongla

    The Cho La Pass is tough to cross and should walk on the high passes. The walk climbs steadily for Cho-La Pass for few hours. After crossing pass Dzongla will be reached for the overnight stay at the teahouse. Today the total walk will be of 8 hrs so you will have to rest at night for tomorrow walk again. You can enjoy the fantastic views of both-side from the high pass. 

    Day 12Trek to Gorak Shep

    The trek will continue today viewing Kalapathar and Pumori before reaching at Lobuche for lunch. The walk is gradual up until the valley at the end of the grassy field. The more walk follows the rocky moraine path and after the last rocky trail, a short downhill brings you Gorak Shep. It has some tea house. You will have dinner and overnight stay at the teahouse. 

    Day 136 Hrs Hike to Everest Base Camp

    After having breakfast the interesting trek begins toward Everest Base Camp, foot of the world highest peak and Khumbu Icefall. The dramatic landscape around you changes as you continue to climb higher and higher. The temperature will be dropping and you will be walking among the frozen river and in an icy wilderness. Follow your lead Sherpa because you may mislead the way. It will take around 3 hrs to reach basecamp. At the Mount Everest, Base-camp stands face to face with the fabled Khumbu Ice-fall and its towering sears. Capturing the beauty of Himalayas we will be back to Gorakshep at the teahouse for an overnight stay. 

    Day 14Hike to Kala Patthar and Trek to Dingboche

    Our journey begins with morning glory to Kala Pathar following steep climbing until 2 hrs. The top of Kalapathar will force you to forget every pain and physical problem. It is a small rocky peak situated in the southwest of Mt. Pumori. One can experience the marvelous landscape and intriguing the culture of the mountain region during this trek. This trek is total mountain adventure journey to the roof of the world, opportunities for outstanding photographic and many encounters of typical culture in Highland. Feeling relaxed we have to be back to Dingboche leaving Gorakshep for an overnight stay at teahouse after nearly seven hrs walk. 

    Day 15Trek Down to Tengboche Monastery

    Today the walk will be easy going downhill from Dingboche to Tengboche. Crossing Dingboche the bridge, stream towards Pangboche village the destination of Tyangboche arrives. The village has huge monastery/Gompa for Buddhism. Beautiful shaped teahouse, hotel and lodges, the field with campsites will force you to enjoy the views. You will find yourself all around the Himalayas like Ama Dablam, Mt. Everest and Mt. Lhotse toward north-east and more peaks all around you. 

    Day 16Trek Return to Namche Bazaar Nepal

    The trek will go down to Phungithanka where the couples of teahouses are located. The trail passes across patches of forest, up and down slopes and over log bridges. The village is set on the slopes of horseshoe shaped valley. First can be viewed after the final steep climb. It will take around 5 hrs to walk to reach Namche Bazaar for an overnight stay. 

    Day 17 Trek Return to Lukla Airport

    This is the last trip of the whole tour. We will go down the long way before the bridge crossing and again walk to Phakding for lunch. The way will fascinate you and give the memory of your trip. Small villages, local Sherpa’s, mountains, greenery will attract you. Arriving at Lukla guide will confirm related things like flight ticket, stuff. You can view final look of Lukla and celebrate the last dinner with all the related member of the trip and stay overnight to the hotel. 

    Day 18 Fly Back to Kathmandu

    Mostly the fight will be in the morning because of windy weather the afternoon. The flight schedule may change according to weather. After landing in Kathmandu guide will take you back in the hotel. It is time to have fun and rest of the time you can enjoy visiting Thamel or eating food around the areas.

    Day 19 Free Day at Kathmandu

    This day makes you assure that everything is on right track means the less chance of missing flight or delaying flight. You can go through Kathmandu Valley for Shopping, watching the tradition and culture of Local Nepalese. The final dinner at the hotel and stay overnight will finish your Nepal visit. 

    Day 20 Departure From Kathmandu or Extend Your Holiday

    Last day of Nepal visit. Gift and Nepalese item to relatives, friends, and family can be purchased. You will be getting reached to Airport for final departure. If you feel satisfied with our travel agent you can make sure for next trip and say Good Bye to Nepal.