Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Trek

Trip Duration

17 Days

Trip Grade

Challenging

Accommodation

Hotel/Lodge/Teahouse

Transportation

Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus/Flight

Group Size

02 Minimum

Best Season

Autumn & Spring

Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Trek Brief Insight

Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Trek Highlights

  1. World Highest Peak, ‘Mount Everest’
  2. Famous vantage point, ‘Kala Patthar’
  3. Tengboche Monastery
  4. Biggest and longest glacier of Nepal.
  5. Three great passes
  6. Gokyo Ri and Gokyo lake
  7. Hillary Museum
  8. Sagarmatha National Park
  9. Everest Base Camp
  10. Namche Bazaar

Trip Overview

Everest Base Camp through Gokyo Lake is a daring trek that includes amazing Lakes of Gokyo, exploit of hills, rocks, and fissures upward and downward Gokyo Ri, Cho La Pass, and Kala Patthar. We will walk through the dense forest of Rhododendrons, fir, pines, etc. We need to pass through the waterfalls, streams, rivers, and villages of ethnic Sherpa. Mountains like Mt. Cho Oyu, Makalu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Ama Dablam, and Everest can be seen from the way.

We can visit Tengboche Monastery where we can get blessings from monks. We can see the mesmerizing and amazing view of mountains and landscapes from the top of Kala Patthar. To reach on the top of Cho La Pass is not easy. Depending upon the weather, the trek is determined. We might need to walk in icy area.  Cho La Pass is also known by Everest Circuit trek and is an interesting and daring trek in the Everest region.

Everest Base Camp through Gokyo is an engrossing and daring trek through rough trails. The rough chain of trails makes Everest Base camp trail more difficult than the typical Everest Base Camp trails due to the high preference of Mt Cho La Pass. This Pass is situated at the Gokyo trails in the Khumbu region. The trails continue to Gokyo Lake in the west passing Ngozumpa glacier. The trails connect the Everest Base Camp Trek in the middle of two wonderful valleys i.e. Gokyo and Khumbu.

Gokyo Valley lies in the Everest region and through it we can see the mesmerizing view of Everest Himalayas.  Gokyo Ri and Gokyo Lakes have trekking probabilities through lakes, valleys, and identifies Ngozumpa which is the biggest Glacier of Nepal. We need to trek through the Sherpa town and know their livelihood to reach the typical and daring Everest Base Camp. We need to trek the difficult route as we will be covering the route of 5000m that includes the mountains like Gokyo RI, Cho La Pass, Kala Patthar, and Everest Base Camp.

Best time for Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Trek

There are two best times for trekking in Everest Base Camp and Gokyo lakes, they are Spring and Autumn. Similarly, you can trek in pre-winter but trekking in summer is a bit risky

In spring, the temperature is mildly warm in lowland and moderate in high altitudes. Similarly in the Spring Season, the trail offers various flowers including Rhododendron.

Autumn is a golden time for trekking in EBC and Gokyo Lake. You will have a clear view of the majestic view. The weather is dry and clear. The temperature is neither cold nor not.

Trekking in winter is possible only in early winter. The temperature can be extremely cold which can lead to frostbite.

Trekking in Summer could be really riskier than other seasons. Due to continuous rainfall, the route may be slippery and damaged. The view won’t be clear.

Attractions During Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Trek

On the way, we will see the pleasing view of mountains, Buddhists Stupas, the ethnic tradition of Sherpa and the beauty of the forest that include both wildlife and Trees. This intoxicating trekking participation is something out of the world. The mesmerizing and cold weather of Everest Base Camp will always be alive in our memory through life. The feel of standing in front of tall mountains and enjoying its beauty is just amazing. The blue scenario of Gokyo Lakes is the major attraction of this journey.

Trip to Everest Base Camp begins with the flight From Kathmandu to Lukla. The beautiful hills and mountains seen from the flight make our journey more interesting.  We will walk through the Dudh Koshi River and soon get into the Sherpa village. We can stay at Namche Bazaar for proper Adjustment since we will conquer the town and walk the closest landscapes.

Another day, we will follow the trail of Dole and Machhermo to get into the hiding valley. On walking through Gokyo Ri we can see the mesmerizing view and scene of mountains. After walking for a while through the rocky trails we will cross the Cho La Pass and can see the beautiful alpine scenario after getting through Khumbu Glacier and Gorak Shep.

After some time we will be able to see the amazing view of Mt Everest and other peaks.  Then, We will trek toward the popular viewpoint which is Kalapatthar. We have achieved an extraordinary achievement by reaching up to here so gradually we will move downward following another trail and by enjoying the beauty of nature.

We would love to see lateral corrugation of Khumbu Icefall and the mesmerizing view of Mt. Everest. You will just feel blessed that you are at someone’s dreamed destination. 15 long days in between the mountains and Glaciers will not only refreshes your mind but also makes yourself feel proud that you have achieved your lifetime achievement. You will explore the monastic caves and adjusting the bodies to high mountains. We will see the beautiful scenario of Khumbu Icefall from a distance.

After a certain walk, we will reach the Kala Pattar to see the mesmerizing view of Mt. Everest. We have done something different that it is going to be a very proud moment while explaining it to the other. There is short as well as long trek to Everest Base Camp but 15 days trek is very famous and has been liked by trekkers who have explored it. It is exciting to ascend and descend through the hills and enjoy the mesmerizing and amazing view of mountains. This trek is not only a trek but it is the lifetime achievement for some of the trekkers.

A trip following Cho La Pass that connects through the Gokyo Lake and popular Khumbu Icefalls and Everest Base Camp configure the amazing trek. The memories should be something that we should feel proud of while explaining it to the other. This achievement is not an only simple achievement but it is going to be the fulfillment of someone’s dream. Walking through the mountains and climbing up and down is not a small thing.

Every one of the trekkers in the world most completes the most challenging trekking in the era of adventure. The ones who have achieved this achievement will just be the ones who can explain their difficulties while trekking to the upcoming trekkers.

Nowadays in the name of development, the government has been making easy access to the point. It is not a good idea to access the point by destroying the trail.

We feel energetic while following the trail but in the same way we feel bored and quick tiredness while trekking through easy roads. So instead of destroying the trail for quick access, the next spot should be detected to make roads. So that the one who wants to trek EBC through the trail can achieve the achievement with full enjoyment. It would help to increase the trekkers in the years to come. So in a lifetime the trekkers most put on his Idea to conquer the Everest Base Camp. This would be his or her lifetime achievement if they will be successful to achieve it.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Flight from kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding

Day 03: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar

Day 04: Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar

Day 05: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Dole

Day 06: Trek from Dole to Machhermo

Day 07: Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo

Day 08: Acclimatize at Gokyo

Day 09: Trek from Gokyo to Thangnak

Day 10: Trek from Thangnak to Dzongla

Day 11: Trek from Dzongla to Lobuche

Day 12: Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp and back to Gorakshep

Day 13: Hike to Kala Patthar viewpoin and trek to Gorak Shep to Pheriche

Day 14: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar

Day 15: Hike from Namche Bazaar to Lukla

Day 16: Fly back to Kathmandu

Day 17: Departure

What is included in Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Trek

  • Airport picks up and drops by private Car.
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu).
  • Airport taxes.
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle.
  • Meals during the trek (Breakfast Lunch & Dinner) and Tea or Coffee.
  • Guest House (Lodge) during the trek.
  • 2 nights in Kathmandu and provide breakfast.
  • License holder Guide.
  • Porter service during the trek (one porter for two Guest).
  • All Government and Local Taxes.
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS).
  • Guide and porter salary.
  • Guide & Porter insurance during the trekking.
  • Farewell dinner with Typical Nepali culture.

What is Excluded

  • Nepalese visa fee.
  • Lunch & dinner at Kathmandu.
  • Trekking gear.
  • International flights.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • personal expenses such as all Bar Bills Alcoholic or non Alcoholic Beverage drinks, phone and Laundry.
  • Hot Shower.
  • Tips for guide and porters.
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