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Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trekking – 15 Days

15 Days Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trekking Facts

Trip Facts

Weather

Weather -10°C to 18°C View Weather Detail

Duration

Duration 15 Days

Difficulty

Difficulty Moderate

Accommodation

Accommodation Lodges

Meals Included

Meals Included Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Best Season

Best Season Sept, Oct, Nov, March, April & May

Transportation

Transportation Flight

Daily Activity

Daily Activity Approx. 5 - 6 hours

Religion

Religion Buddhism

Ethnic People

Ethnic People Sherpa, Rai

Geographic Terrain

Geographic Terrain Mountain, Forest, Village, Glacier

Region of Nepal

Region of Nepal Everest Region, Khumbu

Max. Altitude

Max. Altitude 5550m./18315ft.

Overview

You begin Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trekking from Kathmandu as you fly to Lukla, the gateway to Everest Base Camp. From Lukla, you will make your way to Namche Bazzar, which is the commercial hub of the Khumbu region. After a day at Namche Bazar, we begin our uphill climb to Gokyo Valley, passing through rhododendron forests and several suspension bridges.

Gokyo Valley is a small village settlement which consists of 19 freshwater lakes. You also ascend to Gokyo Ri (5,357m) and witness the fantastic view of the whole Gokyo Valley. We make our way to the Everest Base Camp via Cho La pass. The route gets a bit trickier from here due to the steep trail before we finally reach Everest Base Camp (5364m). You can see hordes of tents belonging to mountaineers if you are trekking during peak seasons.

The best time to go on this trek would be during the Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) seasons as temperatures during these seasons are mild with very little chance of unpredictable weather.

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Trip Highlights

  • Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364m), where you can catch a glimpse of the highest peaks of Nepal like Cho Oyu (8201m), Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8481m), Nuptse (7861m), and Amadablam (6812m).
  • Trek to Gokyo Valley, where you can view all the 19 different lakes and climb Gokyo Ri for an astonishing view of the Khumbu region.
  • Explore flora and fauna of Sagarmatha National Park.
  • Explore the culture and tradition of the local Sherpa people living in the Everest region and try their local cuisine.
  • Hike to Nagarjun Hill (5050m) and Kala Patthar (5545m) to witness the glorious view of the mountain vistas.
January
-15°C to -5°C
February
-15°C to -5°C
March
-10°C to 0°C
April
-5°C to 5°C
May
0°C to 10°C
June
5°C to 15°C
July
7°C to 18°C
August
7°C to 18°C
September
5°C to 15°C
October
-5°C to 5°C
November
-10°C to 0°C
December
-15°C to -5°C

15 Days Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trekking Day-to-day-Itinerary

Day 1

Fly to Lukla - Trek to Phakding

Day 1 Facts

Trekking Time Average

9km Uphill hike
(Avg. 3 hours)

Accommodation

Hotel Sherpa/ Sherpa Guide lodge

Altitude

(2650m./8745ft.)

Included meals

Lunch, Dinner

You will begin this trek by first taking a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (roughly 35 minutes), En flight; you can get a view of the beautiful landscapes, greenery, and the mesmerizing terrains. As we reach Lukla, we begin our trek to Phakding. On the way to Phakding, you will pass through a small village named Ghat, where we stop for lunch. Phakding is situated on the banks of a high-altitude river called Dudh Koshi. Overnight in Pakding.

Day 2

Trek to Namche Bazzar

Day 2 Facts

Trekking Time Average

13km Uphill hike
(Avg. 5 hours)

Accommodation

Khumbu Lodge/ Hotel Kamals

Altitude

(3440m./11352ft.)

Included meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, you will begin your trek to Namche Bazzar, one of the most famous towns in the Khumbu region. You first make your way to Monjo, a small town that is the entry point to the Sagarmatha National Park. Along this trail, you can view a variety of flora and fauna as you make your way past the forests of rhododendrons, pines, oaks, and deodars. You will make your way through small settlements such as Jorsalle along the way and cross suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River. After trekking for about 5 hours, you will arrive at Namche Bazzar. Overnight in Namche Bazzar.

Day 3

Acclimatization/ Explore around Namche Bazzar.

Day 3 Facts

Trekking Time Average

Excursion around

Accommodation

Khumbu Lodge/ Hotel Kamal

Altitude

(3440m./11352ft.)

Included meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will take a one-day rest at Namche Bazzar to acclimatize ourselves and also to explore the area. Namche Bazzar is bustling with trekkers and tourists from all over the world. You can interact with the local Sherpas and explore their culture, tradition, and cuisine here at Namche. There is a famous Sherpa Cultural Museum that you must visit. You can also take a hike to Hotel Everest View, which provides a great view of the vistas and Namche Bazzar itself.

Day 4

Trek to Debuche

Day 4 Facts

Trekking Time Average

14km Uphill hike
(Avg. 6 hours)

Accommodation

Rivendell Lodge or Similar category

Altitude

(3650m./12045ft.)

Included meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, we begin our trek to Tengboche. We again pass forests of wild rhododendrons and oaks along the way and also get a beautiful view of the mountain vistas. En route, we come across small Sherpa settlements like Phunki Tenga, where we stop for lunch and some rest. After a couple of hours, we reach Tengboche, home to the historically significant Tengboche monastery. After spending sometime, you will descend to Debuche. Overnight in Debuche.

Day 5

Trek to Dingboche

Day 5 Facts

Trekking Time Average

12km Uphill hike
(Avg. 5 hours)

Accommodation

Hotel Good Luck/ Dingboche Resort

Altitude

(4400m./14520ft.)

Included meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, we begin our trek to Dingboche, which is one of the more developed settlements in this region. We start with an uphill climb through thick forests and beautiful streams before reaching the Imja Khola. After crossing a suspension bridge over this river, we reach a small settlement called Pangboche, where we stop for lunch. We can get an excellent view of Mt. Amadablam (6812m) from here as we continue on our way to Dingboche. Along the way, we pass through small villages such as Orsho and Somare before finally reaching Dingboche. Overnight in Dingboche.

Day 6

Acclimatization/Exploring around Dingboche.

Day 6 Facts

Trekking Time Average

03 hours climb

Accommodation

Hotel Good Luck or Dingboche Resort

Altitude

(4400m./14520ft.)

Included meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We again take a one-day rest to acclimatize with the environment since we have reached the altitude above 4000 meters. Dingboche is also known as the “summer valley” of this region due to the heavy rainfall it experiences during monsoon, which has a significant impact on farming. You can take a hike to the Nagarjun hill (5050m), where you get a fantastic view of mountains such as Amadablam (6812m), Lhotse (8516m), and a majestic view of the Imja Khola Valley. You can spend the rest of the day exploring the shops and bakeries in Dingboche.

Day 7

Trek to Lobuche

Day 7 Facts

Trekking Time Average

8km Uphill hike
(Avg. 4 hours)

Accommodation

New EBC Lodge/ National Park Hotel

Altitude

(4900m./16170ft.)

Included meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, we make our way to Lobuche. On our way, you will start to notice that the thick forests soon begin to thin out and get replaced by small shrubs and huge boulders spreading into grasslands. We make our way through small village settlements such as Thukla, where we stop for lunch and rest before continuing our journey. After a couple of hours, we reach Lobuche. You can spend the rest of the day to take sufficient rest as we will trek to the Everest Base Camp the next day. Overnight in Lobuche.

Day 8

Trek to Everest Base Camp and then back to Gorakshep

Day 8 Facts

Trekking Time Average

14km Uphill hike
(Avg. 6 hours)

Accommodation

Everest Inn/Hotel Buddha

Altitude

(5180m./17094ft.)

Included meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, we begin one of the more challenging parts of this trek to Everest Base Camp. You will pass through a small settlement named Gorakshep, which has lots of guesthouses. We will check into a guesthouse, and you can leave your luggage here as we will be going to Everest Base Camp and returning.

On your trek to the base camp, you can notice glaciers and the famous Khumbu Icefall. Finally, when you reach Everest Base Camp, you get a magnificent view of Mt. Everest (8848m) along with other mountains such as Cho Oyu (8201m), Lhotse (8516m), and Makalu (8481m). We make our way back to our guesthouse in Gorakshep before it gets dark.

Day 9

Trek to Dzongla

Day 9 Facts

Trekking Time Average

10km Uphill hike
(Avg. 4 hours)

Accommodation

Green Valley Lodge or Similar category

Altitude

(4830m./15939ft.)

Included meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, we make our way to the village of Dzongla, but before that, we visit Kala Patthar (5545m). Kala Patthar is a famous viewpoint from where we get a fantastic view of the entire Everest massif and can also view other mountains such as Nuptse (7861m) and Changtse (7543m). After spending some time marveling at this excellent view, we continue with our journey to Dzongla. It is a short walking distance from Kala Patthar to the village of Dzongla. Overnight stay at Dzongla.

Day 10

Trek to Thangna

Day 10 Facts

Trekking Time Average

16km Uphill hike
(Avg. 7 hours)

Accommodation

Hotel Khumbila or Similar category

Altitude

(4550m./15015ft.)

Included meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The trail from Dzongla to Thangna is another challenging part of this trek due to the steep trail and rough terrains we must pass through. In this part of the trail, we mostly climb downhill as we reach the famous Cho La pass (5367m), which is known for its slippery pathways through frozen lakes and rocks covered with ice. The trail is almost vertical, and you can see small Buddhist Chortens and an abundance of prayer flags. We reach Thangna around late afternoon, and you can take some rest and explore the traditional cuisine of the Sherpa people.

Day 11

Trek to Gokyo

Day 11 Facts

Trekking Time Average

8km Uphill hike
(Avg. 3 hours)

Accommodation

Gokyo Resort/ Cho You Lodge

Altitude

(4750m./15675ft.)

Included meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, we begin our trek to Gokyo, which is a relatively easier and shorter trek. We make our way to the Gokyo valley as we cross grasslands and small lakes along the way. Gokyo valley is a small settlement consisting of patches of villages spread over 19 lakes. The people living in Gokyo are mostly Sherpas. You can try their local cuisine and explore their culture and tradition. Overnight in Gokyo.

Day 12

Trek to Dole

Day 12 Facts

Trekking Time Average

12km Uphill hike
(Avg. 4 hours)

Accommodation

Dole Resort or Similar category

Altitude

(4020m./13266ft.)

Included meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, we make our way to the Gokyo peak, also known as Gokyo Ri. It is an uphill climb. Once you reach the peak, you can get a generous view of the majestic peaks such as Cho Oyu (8201m), Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), and Makalu (8481m). Once you have soaked in the beautiful view, we make our way downhill to the village of Dole. The path downhill is relatively easier, and small shrubs gradually replace the rocks. Overnight in Dole.

Day 13

Trek to Namche Bazzar

Day 13 Facts

Trekking Time Average

14km Uphill hike
(Avg. 5 hours)

Accommodation

Khumbu Lodge/ Hotel Kamal

Altitude

(3440m./11352ft.)

Included meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, we make our descent back to Namche Bazzar. We will descend, taking the same route we took while going uphill, passing through Phunki Tenga. You can walk at your own pace as the trail gets easier. We will reach Namche Bazzar in the late afternoon, and you can either take some rest or explore the internet cafes, bakeries, and shops here. Overnight stay at Namche Bazzar.

Day 14

Trek to Lukla

Day 14 Facts

Trekking Time Average

20km Uphill hike
(Avg. 6 hours)

Accommodation

North Face Resort or Similar category

Altitude

(2800m./9240ft.)

Included meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today is the final day of the trek. We will trek back to Lukla, the starting point of our trek. We will exit the Sagarmatha National Park and make our way downhill. The trail gets a bit steep, so you may need to watch your steps. After we cross the suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, the trail gets easier. You can rest your sore legs once we reach Lukla.

Day 15

Fly to Kathmandu

Day 15 Facts

Trekking Time Average

30mins Flight to Kathmandu

Altitude

(1295m./4273ft.)

Included meals

Breakfast

After breakfast, we will catch our flight back to Kathmandu. Catch the final glimpse of the Khumbu region. You can rest after this grueling 15-day trek once you reach Kathmandu.

What do you get in the Trip?

Included

  • Tribhuwan International Airport transfer ( Airport – Hotel – Airport)  in Kathmandu.
  • All meals during the trekking (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
  • Lodge accommodation( Twin share) during the trekking.
  • One experienced, well trained, fluent English /Local Language speaking, friendly and government authorized trekking guide and required porters (one porter for two persons).
  • Guide’s food, accommodation, salary, insurance, transportation and equipments.
  • Both way flight tickets Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu.
  • Everest national park fee and Pashang Lhamu Entry Fee.
  • Oxygen saturation check up everyday, A trek map, first aid medicines, water purification, Trekking completion certificate etc.
  • Government tax and service charge.
  • Assistance for Emergency Rescue Evacuation.
  • Public Liability Insurance.

Not included

  • Hotel and Meals in Kathmandu.
  • Hard and soft table drinks such as tea/coffee, coke, fanta, mineral water, beer, hot shower, hot water, battery charge etc.
  • Personal Travel insurance.
  • Tips for guide and porter.( Highly suggested ).

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Group Discounts Available

Group of 1 - 1 $1,550.00 PP $1,450.00 PP
Group of 2 - 4 $1,350.00 PP $1,250.00 PP
Group of 5 - 8 $1,330.00 PP $1,230.00 PP
Group of 9 - 12 $1,310.00 PP $1,210.00 PP
Group of 13 - 16 $1,290.00 PP $1,190.00 PP
Group of 17 - 20 $1,270.00 PP $1,170.00 PP
Group of 21 - 25 $1,250.00 PP $1,150.00 PP

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The given rates are per person with guaranteed departure schedules. If the given dates are not appropriate for you, please feel free to contact us for requesting a new dates, we will gladly personalize the itinerary and schedule of the trip that fits for you.

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Traveler Reviews

Our experience with My Everest Trip was amazing, Puru helped us during our entire trip and even checked up on us as we were travelling without his company. By the time we finished our month in Nepal we felt like we were very good friends with Puru and everyone involved. If you're going to trek or even just travel in Nepal I highly recommend My Everest Trip!

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Jon Doe & Team

London, UK

We love nepal and made 3 time visit to this beutiful country and rich culture. This time last year we came with 6 pax and visited Kathmandu , Pohkara and chitwan with a stay of 2 night in each place. We flew to Pohkara and got the van to chitwan and flew to Kathmandu. Tej arranged all transports overland and flights for us. We did not asked for a local guide but it was all smooth and no problem. We are happy with the service provided by Tej and he made all efforts to make us happy. His company performed professional with the very reasonable pricing. We encountered some small problem with the van transporting us back from nagarkot to kathmandu airport. This van was quite small and it came to pick up quite late that we almost missed the flight to pohkara. We told Tej about this and he

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ESSENTIAL INFO

Best time for the visit

Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trekking is a very long trekking journey. So, you must choose the right time to trek here. Therefore, the best time to travel here is during the spring and Autumn seasons.  During this time of the month, you will travel in a clear sky. Which will help you get clear visibility of the surroundings. If you don’t choose the right time to trek here, then it will make your trekking journey difficult.

The difficulty of the trek

This trek is at high altitudes so it is very difficult for new trekkers to trek here. You climb almost 5550m at max.
So, you must be fully prepared for that. Most importantly, you should have all the essential things with you otherwise, it is going to be very difficult for you on the journey. The most common difficulty that you will face during this trek is high altitude sickness. So, to prevent that you must calm yourself and drink a lot of water at least 4-5 liters of water during the trek.

Travel Insurance

You must have your travel insurance with you. So, make sure your travel insurance company has covered all your safety measures. Make sure that the insurance company provides you with every facility. Because it has a lot of benefits during the trek. Therefore, make sure your travel insurance covers your injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, rescue mission, loss of property, etc. But, most importantly make sure your travel insurance is not expired.  Furthermore, make sure that your Insurance policy has covered your 4000m trekking and adventure policy.

Meals and Accommodation

All meals include Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner during trekking. Likewise, we also provide western and Nepali foods which are very healthy. In addition, the lodges we provide are very secure and comfortable too. In addition, twin sharing lodges during the trek. Where you can rest and enjoy your time there. Similarly, the fun will add up if you travel here with your friends and family.

Required Permits

Sagarmatha National Park Fee : NPR. 3000 for foreigners and NPR 1500 for SAARC.

Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entry Fee: NPR 2000

Note: Child below 10 years are free

Fitness and experience requirements

While trekking through high altitudes you must be physically and mentally fit. Most importantly, you should also not have any blood-related diseases. Furthermore, you should have experience climbing small peaks. Similarly, being confident and passionate about the trek is also important. Furthermore, make sure that you have some knowledge about the conditions of the trek.

Climate and weather

The climate of Nepal is different from time to time. It usually gets hot from May to August and this time is also good for hiking. Similarly, it gets cold and chilly from late November to February. This time is also good but it rains most of the time. So, completing this trek during the spring season is also good. It provides a suitable climate and weather. But, most of the time it is good all year. So, you may do this trek throughout the year.

Safety and Security

Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trekking is a moderate-level trek. But, it can get a little difficult for new trekkers. And, we make sure our people are safe during the trek. So, the safety and security of the trekkers are important factors for our company. Similarly, we take full care of our consumer and their property. Similarly, our trip constantly operates monitoring every area of our travel. So, you should not worry about your belongings when you are traveling.

Gear List

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. A comprehensive list of gear for all activities is listed on our dedicated page of Trekking Gear List

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