Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes & Cho La Pass - 17 Days

Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes & Cho La Pass

Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes and Cho La Pass Highlights

  • Reach the foothills of the world’s tallest peak Mt. Everest
  • Encounter the beauty of the shimmering turquoise lakes in Gokyo Valley.
  • Immerse in the panoramic views of the Mountain range
  • Experience the culture and tradition of Sherpa people
  • 360-degree snow-capped mountain view from Kalapatthar

Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes and Cho La Pass is one of the most adventurous and beautiful treks of the Everest region. This trek requires some good fitness, acclimatization, and technical skills.

Throughout the journey, you will be blessed with the marvelous peaks of the Everest region. You can also see several of the highest mountains in the world, reaching the sky including Mt. Everest(8,848m), Kanchenjunga(8,586m), Lhotse(8516m), Makalu(8,481m), Nuptse(7,861m), and many more.

Everest Base Camp trek via Gokyo and Cho La pass starts with a short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. From Lukla, our trek starts towards Namche which is one of the famous towns of the Everest region.

In Namche Bazaar, we’ll have our first acclimatization at a high altitude. Now our trail walks on the Everest Base Camp and summits the Kala Patthar through the famous Tengboche Monastery.

From Kalapatthar enjoy the 360-degree snow-capped mountain view. You can perceive the marvelous view of Mt. Everest and its neighboring mountains. Now you’ll cross the trek to Gokyo valley crossing the path of Cho La. 

You will visit all the high valleys of Khumbu and explore the upper valley of Gokyo. Also observe the longest glacier in Nepal, Ngozumpa Glacier. Now we’ll head to Gokyo Lake and enjoy the views of stunning snow-covered peaks of the Khumbu region.

Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes and Cho La Pass Short Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu and Evening welcome Dinner

Day 02: Flight to Lukla (2,642m/ 8,668ft) and trek to Phakding (2,562m/ 8,700m): 35min flight, 8km, 3-4 hrs trek

Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar: (3,340m/ 11280ft), 5-6 hrs

Day 04: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar

Day 05: Namche Bazaar to Phortse Thanga: (3,680m/ 12,074ft), 5-6 hrs

Day 06: Phortse Thanga to Machhermo: (4,470m/ 14,666ft), 4-5 hrs

Day 07: Machhermo to Gokyo: (4,800m/ 15,749ft), 4-5 hrs

Day 08: Acclimatization day at Gokyo 

Day 09: Gokyo to Thagnak: (4,750m/ 15,585ft), 4-5 hrs

Day 10: Thagnak to Dzongla: (5,367m/ 17,609ft), 7-8 hrs

Day 11: Dzongla to Lobuche: (4,940m/ 16,208ft), 2-3 hrs

Day 12: Lobuche to Gorak Shep, visit Everest Base Camp: (5,3364m/ 17,599ft), 6-7 hrs

Day 13: Gorak Shep to Pheriche: (5,545m/ 18,193ft), 7-8 hrs

Day 14: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar: (3,438m/ 11,280ft), 6-7hrs

Day 15: Namche Bazaar to Lukla: (2,800m/ 9,187ft), 5-6 hrs

Day 16: Lukla to Kathmandu

Day 17: Transfer to Airport for your onward destination

Day 1
Arrival at Kathmandu and Evening welcome Dinner

As you land at TIA Kathmandu airport our representative member will wait for you with a playing card. Then you’ll be transferred to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2
Flight to Lukla (2,642m/ 8,668ft) and trek to Phakding (2,562m/ 8,700m): 35min flight, 8km, 3-4 hrs trek

Our day starts with a 35min flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. As we landed at the gateway of our tour we’ll meet other crew members and our trek starts. Now we gradually descend until we reach Phakding. Overnight at Phakding.

Day 3
Phakding to Namche Bazaar: (3,340m/ 11280ft), 5-6 hrs

Walking down by the Dudh Koshi river and a beautiful pine forest we’ll pass Chumoa to Manjo. Now after a steep ascent we will now reach the prime heartland village of sherpas – Namche Bazaar. Overnight at Namche Bazaar.

Day 4
Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar

This is our first rest day on the journey. There are plenty of things that can be done around Namche Bazaar or for acclimatizing. We can trek to Khumjung village, dig into the traditions of Sherpa life, and enjoy flora and fauna.

Day 5
Namche Bazaar to Phortse Thanga: (3,680m/ 12,074ft), 5-6 hrs

After having breakfast we climb to the east of the village down the broad valley. Along the way, we’ll visit Mohang and then descend a sandy slope to Dudh Koshi. Overnight at PhortseThanga.

Day 6
Phortse Thanga to Machhermo: (4,470m/ 14,666ft), 4-5 hrs

From Phortse Thanga our trek starts with the walk alongside a rhododendron forest and passes through a waterfall before reaching Tongba Village. After crossing Dudh Koshi River we’ll finally reach Machhermo. Overnight at Machhermo.

Day 7
Machhermo to Gokyo: (4,800m/ 15,749ft), 4-5 hrs

After having a delicious breakfast at Machhermo our trek begins towards the valley to Kangtega. Little ahead of the lakes Gokyo village can be seen and Cho-Oyu Mountain. Overnight at Gokyo.

Day 8
Acclimatization day at Gokyo

This is our second acclimation day on a trip. We’ll have a pleasant hike to Gokyo Ri and encounter the view of some of the highest peaks of the world. Overnight at Gokyo.

Day 9
Gokyo to Thagnak: (4,750m/ 15,585ft), 4-5 hrs

Our day starts with the beautiful scenery of Gokyo village and surrounding mountains like Kusum Kanguru, Thamserku, and many more. After having a short hike we’ll now reach Thagnak. Overnight at Thagnak.

Day 10
Thagnak to Dzongla: (5,367m/ 17,609ft), 7-8 hrs

This is one of the toughest days of the trip. We’ll have to be careful as the trail is vertical and rocks glazed by ice which causes trouble. After passing through some crevasses we reach Dzongla Village. Overnight at Dzongla.

Day 11
Dzongla to Lobuche: (4,940m/ 16,208ft), 2-3 hrs

After having a delicate breakfast at Dzongla our day starts with the short trek. We will walk through a grassy trail and the wide river bed before reaching Lobuche. Overnight at Lobuche.

Day 12
Lobuche to Gorak Shep, visit Everest Base Camp: (5,3364m/ 17,599ft), 6-7 hrs

This is one of the important days for us as the trail goes up to Everest Base Camp. Upon reaching Everest Base Camp we can enjoy the marvelous view of the snow-capped mountains. We now get back to Gorak shep to have a good rest.

Day 13
Gorak Shep to Pheriche: (5,545m/ 18,193ft), 7-8 hrs

After having early morning breakfast we’ll start our trek to Pheriche. We’ll also visit Kalapatthar and enjoy the 360-degree snow-capped mountain view. Then return to Pheriche. Overnight at Pheriche.

Day 14
Pheriche to Namche Bazaar: (3,438m/ 11,280ft), 6-7hrs

Today we’ll descend to Namche Bazaar. Following the Dudh Koshi gorge and pine forests, we’ll reach Namche Bazaar. Overnight at Namche Bazaar.

Day 15
Namche Bazaar to Lukla: (2,800m/ 9,187ft), 5-6 hrs

The trail moves downward so we have to walk cautiously. We’ll cross dome suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River and finally reach Lukla. Overnight at Lukla.

Day 16
Lukla to Kathmandu

Today we will have our early morning flight back to Kathmandu. After landing at Kathmandu you’ll be transferred to the hotel. You can spend your leisure time exploring the vibrant markets.

Day 17
Transfer to Airport for your onward destination

A representative member will pick you up from the hotel and you’ll be dropped at Tribhuvan International Airport for your return flight.

What's included

  • Airport picks up and drops off by the private vehicle.
  • Three-time Meal During trekking(Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner)
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Flight From Kathmandu to Lukla And Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (10 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits and TIMS.
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes
  • Trekking map
  • Trekking certificate after trek.

What's not included

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Private transportation except what is mentioned in the What Is Included section
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason like natural disaster and your own problems) than the scheduled itinerary Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary) International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Trekking equipment
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.) Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

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Price From USD $ 1,400/person
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Total $ 1,400 USD