15 Days Everest Gokyo Trekking

Enjoy 15 Days Everest Gokyo Trekking at Everest region exploring the foot of the highest Mountain – Everest Base Camp with Gokyo lake and Gokyo Ri Top.

Everest Gokyo Trekking is crafted covering major attractions of Everest region. Everest Base Camp is foot of the highest mountain in the world. See the platform from where Everest Expedition, Lhotse Expeditions take place. During climbing season, Everest Base Camp will be dotted with climbers tents making the site as colorful temporary village. Enjoy splendid sunrise view over Mount Everest from Kalapathar peak. Experience crossing high pass – Chola pass while trekking from Everest towards Gokyo Lake. Enjoy panoramic 360 degree view of all major peaks in Khambu and Makalu region. Explore Gokyo Lake with day excursion to Gokyo Ri. Also see the Ngazumpa glacier which is biggest Glacier of the world. This trek itinerary avoid backtrack trekking on same route while taking Base Camp trek.

The Oligotrophic lake of Gokyo is located at elevation of 5000meters and is the second most visited tourist site in Everest region after base camp. The lake is considered as one of the world highest freshwater system with channel of six major lakes. This site is also listed at Ramsar site to protect the flora and fauna of the region. The blue water of Gokyo Lake except frozen time during winter reflects the panoramic view of the Himalayas.

Gokyo Lake also has religious significance for both Hindu and Buddhist followers. During Janai Purnima which usually fall during August, people take holy dip to clear the sin they committed during lifetime. This lake is is believed as the residing place of Snake God also known as “Nag Devata”.

Gokyo Ri also commonly called as Gokyo Peak with height of 5357 meters is located on the west side of Ngozumpa glacier. This is the best viewpoint to see panaromic view of 800 meters peaks such as Mount Everest Lhotse, Makalu and Cho – Oye in single line.

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Duration: 15 Days

Primary Activity: Trek EBC & Gokyo Lake

Group Size: 1 & above

Country: Nepal

Arrival on: Lukla

Departure from: Lukla

Trip Grade: Challenging

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Local Lodges/Tea House

Max Altitude:  5643 meters

Day 1: Fly Kathmandu/Lukla (2860m) and Trek Phakding (2610m) – 3 hrs walk

Early morning your will be escorted by your trekking guide to Kathmandu airport. Together with your guide, you will board the scenic flight to Lukla. You will be joining and introduced to your other trekking crew who will be waiting for your arrival at Lukla Airport. Start your 3 hours trek through the pine forest to Phakding.

Accommodation will be at Local Lodge. Meals included today are lunch & dinner at lodge.

Day 2: Trek Namche Bazaar (3440m) – 6 hrs walk

After breakfast at your local lodge, you will enjoy escorted trek to Namche Bazzar following Dudh Koshi River through dense Pine and Juniper forest. You will be accompanied with great view of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and other several peaks from the top of Larja Doban. Another 2 hours push will lead you to Namche Bazaar which is the largest Sherpa settlement in Nepal. Free time on own to stroll local market area.

Accommodation will be at Local Lodge. Meals included today are breakfast, lunch en-route & dinner at lodge. 

Day 3: Acclimation day

To make your acclimatization process better and easier, it is advisable to take an excursion to Syangboche which offer the panoramic view of Everest and other mountains in Khambu region. If interested then you can continue to Khamjung village to see preserved ‘Yeti Skull”. On the way also visit Everest View Hotel. Return back to Namche for overnight stay.

Meals included today are breakfast, lunch en-route and dinner at lodge in Namche.

Day 4: Trek Tengboche (3867m) – 5 hrs walk

Morning start your trek to Tengboche monastery passing Sherpa settlements in Kyangjuma and Phunki Tenga. Your trekking trail passes through Rhododendron forest with excellent view of Amadablam Mountain, Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Cholaste, Thamserku  etc. Upon reaching at Tengboche, check-in at your lodge. Evening your guide will take you to Tengboche monastery which is the largest Buddhist monastery in Everest area to see the evening rituals.

Accommodation will be at Local Lodge. Meals included today are breakfast, lunch en-route & dinner at lodge. 

Day 5: Trek Dingboche (4410m) – 5 hrs walk

Morning start your trek to with your trekking crew by passing Deboche and Pangboche. Reach to Dingboche. Free time on own or you can possibly enjoy a short hike in near-by place.

Accommodation will be at Local Lodge. Meals included today are breakfast, lunch en-route & dinner at lodge. 

Day 6: Acclimatization Day

You will be staying at Dingboche as an acclimatization process. Your body needs to adjust as per the altitude to minimize and avoid the case of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) or other discomfort due to altitude. However you are strongly recommended to do excursion to near-by area to speed the process.

Meals included today are breakfast, lunch en-route & dinner at lodge. 

Day 7: Trek Lobuche (4940m) – 5 hrs walk

Trek to Lobuche by passing Thokla Pass (4840m) and stone memorial built to commemorate Scott Fischer. Lobuche is famous place in Everest region to see excellent view of Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori and Everest Range.

Accommodation will be at Local Lodge. Meals included today are breakfast, lunch en-route & dinner at lodge. 

Day 8: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364m) and down to Gorekshep (5170m) – 7 hrs walk

Morning you will meet by your guide and briefing will be done regarding today’s trekking route. Today is the highlight day of your Everest Base Camp trek as you will be reaching to the platform of the highest peak in the world. Today trek will give you answer of the question that arose in your mind before the trek such as How long does it take to climb Mount Everest Base Camp? Where is Everest Base Camp? How do you get to Mount Everest Base Camp? Explore the base camp area and return back to Gorekshep for overnight stay. You are not recommended to stay overnight at Base Camp as there are no local lodges in the area and the maximum altitude may trigger the Altitude Sickness.

Accommodation will be at Local Lodge. Meals included today are breakfast, lunch en-route & dinner at lodge.  

Day 9: Kalapathar Sunrise Excursion. Trek down to Dzonglha (4860m) – 7 hrs walk

Early morning brace your to enjoy beautiful sunrise over Mount Everest and other ranges. Kalapathar is vintage point to see the best sunrise view of Everest, Nuptse II and Changtse with glimpses of the northern flank and summit of Lhotse. After spending time for photos, return back to Gorekshep for breakfast. After breakfast walk down to Lobuche and take a right route to reach to Dzoonglha. Toady you will walk for total 7 hours.

Accommodation will be at Local Lodge. Meals included today are breakfast, lunch en-route & dinner at lodge. 

Day 10: Cross Chola Pass (5368m) and trek to Gokyo village (4800m) – 7 hrs walk

Today you will get experience crossing high pass in Everest region. To avoid the strong wind and melting ice by sunlight, you will be starting your trek early morning before sunrise. You guide will brief you and take all the safety equipments for successful passing of Chola pass. Stop for view and photo snap at top of the pass offering excellent view of the Himalayan ranges.  3 hours further walk will bring you at Thangnak (4678m) where you will stop for lunch. After lunch continue your walk to Gokyo. We will follow the edge route of the Ngozumpa glacier which is the longest glacier in Nepal. Reaching the other side of the glacier, we get view of the second of the Gokyo lakes on the series of six lakes. Check in at lodge available locally. Rest of the day is free to enjoy the Gokyo lake view.

Accommodation will be at Local Lodge. Meals included today are breakfast, lunch en-route & dinner at lodge. 

Day 11: Rest day in Gokyo or excursion to Gokyo Ri [5357m] – 4 hrs walk

Day is free at Gokyo. You are strongly recommended to take an excursion with your guide to Gokyo Ri for best view of Cho-Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Makalu. The viewpoint at Gokyo Ri is also known as Scoundrel’s Viewpoint. This is perhaps the best viewpoint on Earth to see the panoramic view of the Everest range and all major peaks located in Everest region. Return back to your lodge for overnight.

Meals included today are breakfast, lunch & dinner at lodge. 

Day 12: Trek to Dole (4110m) – 4 hrs walk

You will walk down following the Ngozumpa Glacier from where Dudh Koshi River emerges. Pass Second and first series of Gokyo lakes to reach a small stream by crossing iron bridge. On the right side you will see spectacular view of Cholaste and Taboche peaks towering on the skyline. Stop at Chodoten to see the view of Thamserku, Cho-oye and Kangtega mountain peaks. Follow the downhill trekking trail to reach Machhermo. Continue your walk to Dole and check-in at lodge.

Accommodation will be at Local Lodge. Meals included today are breakfast, lunch en-route & dinner at lodge. 

Day 13: Trek down to Namche – 5 hrs walk

Follow the downhill trail to reach to Namche Bazaar. Rest of the day is free to relax your muscle or you can utilize this time to stroll around the market area for last minute shopping.

Accommodation will be at Local Lodge. Meals included today are breakfast, lunch en-route & dinner at lodge. 

Day 14: Trek to Lukla – 5 hrs walk

Trek down to Lukla following Dudh Koshi riverline. Upon arrival at Lukla, check-in at your lodge. Free time on own to relax at lodge.

Accommodation will be at Local Lodge. Meals included today are breakfast, lunch en-route & dinner at lodge. 

Day 15: Fly Lukla/Kathmandu

Your guide will escort you to Lukla airport to board flight back to Kathmandu. You will see off your porters and other trekking crew at Lukla. Upon arrival in Kathmandu you will get transferred to your hotel.

Additional Note: For permit issuance and trek briefing, you need to arrive in Kathmandu 2 days prior to flight (Except Public Holidays/Saturdays in between). Further we recommend you to keep additional 1 night buffer before your international flight connection day after trek. Flights to Lukla are weather dependable. The services offers is excluding services like hotels, sightseeing etc in Kathmandu.

Best Deals Available

Service Includes:-

  • Round-trip airfare (Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu) airfare and airport taxes as applicable
  • 14 nights/15 days Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trek using Local Lodges/Tea Houses
  • All meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner) at Lodges
  • Domestic Airport transfers in Kathmandu
  • An English speaking professional trekking escort guide from Kathmandu for trek
  • Necessary porters for entire trek duration
  • Everest National Park fee as applicable
  • Trekking permit fee (TIMS fee) as applicable
  • Insurance to support staff (trekking crew)
  • Equipments and necessary first Aid Boxes
  • Trekking map
  • Government taxes as applicable

Service Excludes:-

  • Accommodation, Sightseeing & any arrangements in Kathmandu
  • Beverages and other extra arrangements during trek
  • Tips and gratitude for trekking crew (Recommended)
  • Rescue charges or Insurance for guests
  • Extra arrangements due to flight cancellation, delay or any beyond our control
Name of the client Travel Date Nationality Service Rating*
Mark Hsu 13 Sep 2010 China Excellent
Shalu Lamba 8 Sep 2011 India Excellent
Jacqui Rehman 25 Oct 2011 Australia Excellent
Richard Wales 01 Mar 2013 UK Excellent
Kelly Clark 09 Apr 2014 USA Excellent
Holly Walker 12 Oct 2015 Belgium Excellent
Peter Richard 18 Mar 2016 UK Excellent
Shanti Valentino 20 Apr 2016 Italian Excellent

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