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Gokyo Lake Valley Everest Basecamp Trek

Incomparable trekking route to the lap of Himalayas and Mt. Everest, Sherpa Villages and Cultures, Buddhist Monasteries/Stupa/Chortens, High Himalayan Terrain, Picture perfect Lake and passes, Extensive Himalayan Flora and Fauna and above of all, the Proximity of Mt. Everest(8848m)
  • Trip Code:EBA-TE03
  • Duration:19 Days
  • Trip Grade:Moderate To Challenging
  • Max. Altitude:5545m
  • Min. Altitude:2610m at Phakding, 2800m at Lukla
  • Trip Type:Tea House Lodge Trek + Tent Camping (As per the request)
  • Start Point:Lukla
  • End Point:Lukla

Major Highlights

  • Gokyo La Pass (5360m)
  • Gokyo RI (5488m)
  • Gokyo Lake (4790m)
  • Chola Pass (5420m)
  • Everest Base Camp (5364m)
  • Kalapatthar Peak (5545m)
  • Holiest Tengboche Monastery
  • Himalayan Sights of Mt. Everest(8848m), Mt. Lhotse(8516m), Mt. Choyu(8201m), Mt. Makalu(8463m), Mt. Nuptse(7879m), Mt. Ama Dablam(6856m), Mt. Pumori, Mt. Khumbila, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Cholatse, Mt. Kongde, Mt. Khangtega and Many more…
Max Elevation:

5545m at Kalapathar, Chola Pass (5420m, Gokyo RI (5483m), Everest Base Camp (5364m)

Best Time:

Spring and autumn (Mid of September, October, November, March, April, May)


Alpine Mountains and Valleys/ Alpine Villages, Glaciers and Cold Places

Himalayan Sights:

Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Choyu, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Khumbila, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Cholatse, Mt. Kongde, Mt. Khangtega and Many more…

Trip Overview

The Gokyo Lake Everest Base Camp trekking also known as Everest circuit trekking is one of Nepal’s most famous and picturesque trek to the Khumbu region known as Sherpa Kingdom.

This unique and majestic trek leads you to the home of the legendary Sherpa people, on the foothill of highest point of the earth, The Mt. Everest at 8848m.

Ultimate dream for all adventure lovers to see highest point on earth Mount Everest but takes you even to the lap of this most dominating peak on earth, Buddhist Culture experience, unforgettable panoramic views, well preserved bio-diversity, high pass like Chola (5420m), picture perfect Gokyo Lake and Gokyo Valley exploration includes Gokyo Ri (Peak), Fifth Lake, visiting all of the high valleys of the Khumbu region, this trek is just incomparable at all.

View from Gokyo RI is just amazing and greatest mountain scenery in the world, can observe the world famous four peaks above 8000m namely Cho Oyu (8201m.), Makalu (8463m.), Lhotse (8,516m.) and Mt. Everest (8,848m).
Our ascend to Kalapatthar (5545m) just in front of Mt. Everest gives another night of spectacular Views of the surrounding most of all Khumbu shearing Mountains,

This Particular Majestic trek start with magnificent flight to Lukla, trek to Namche Bazaar alongside Dudh Koshi river and further passing through patches of birch and rhododendron forest where the elusive musk deer can be seen sometimes, yak grazing and herding settlements will lead us to Gokyo lake Valley over Cho La Pass making a circuit of Tawache and Cholatse, emerging into the Khumbu Valley above Lobuche and trail continues up to Kalapatthar and Everest Base Camp(5364m) along with biggest glacier of the world Khumbu Glacier.
Then back to Namche and ultimately Lukla via beautiful Sherpa village Dingboche and Tengboche, a magnificent location with oldest and holiest monastery, including magnificent views of Ama Dablam (6856m), Khangtega (6809m), Kongde (6194m), Nuptse (7879m), Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Everest and many more.

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel. Overnight.
Day 02: Flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. Trek to Phakding (2610m). Overnight in lodge.
Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m). Overnight.
Day 04: Namche acclimatization. Hotel Everest View visit, Khumjung Village visit.
Day 05: Namche to Dole (4200m). Overnight in lodge.
Day 06: Dole to Machhermo (4,410m). Overnight.
Day 07: Machhermo to Gokyo (4,750m). Overnight in lodge.
Day 08: Acclimatization day in Gokyo. Gokyo RI Peak Climb, 5th Lake Visit.
Day 09: Gokyo to Thangnak. Overnight.
Day 10: Thangnak to Dzongla (4,830m). Overnight.
Day 11: Dzongla to Chola pass(5420m) Lobuche (4,910m). Overnight in lodge.
Day 12: Lobuche to Gorakhsep (5,160m) with Everest Base Camp (5364m) visit. Overnight in lodge.
Day 13: Kalapatthar (5545m) hike and trek back to Pheriche(4371M). Stay at guest house.
Day 14: Pheriche to Tengboche(. Overnight in lodge.
Day 15: Trek back to Monju via Namche. Stay at guest house.
Day 16: Trek back to Lukla. Stay at guest house.
Day 17: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu. Transfer to your hotel.
Day 18: Kathmandu city sightseeing tour including major heritage and historical spots.
Day 19: Transfer to TIA airport.

  • Traditional Welcome and Assistance upon arrival.
  • Arrival and departure transfer from/ to airport.
  • Airfare of Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu.
  • 3 nights stay at 4* Hotel in Kathmandu as per above On BB.
  • Welcome Dinner at Typical Nepalese Restaurant with cultural shows.
  • 16 Days tea house lodges during trek with 3 times a day meals as per the itinerary with Tea break.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing tour as per the itinerary with licensed English/Native Speaking Guide.
  • Full Service of highly experienced one English speaking trek guide and 1 porter for every 2 trekkers during trekking.
  • TIMS Card & National Park Fee Permit charge.
  • Souvenir
  • All personal nature expenses such as personal nature expenses such as tips/ donations, liquors, laundry etc.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Your Personal, Travel and Baggage Insurance
  • Emergency Medical Evacuation.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • Personal Trekking/Climbing Gears.
  • Hot Shower during the trekking.
  • Day bag, Waist Bag, wind Cheater, Down Jacket, Sleeping bag during trekking.
  • All deserts Sweet things, chocolate, cake, pie, pudding during trek.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily get the visa upon your arrival at International Airport Kathmandu. You need 2 passport size photos)
  • Camera’s Battery Charge during the trek, hot water shower.
  • Any additional costs due to prolonged/postponement of trek - cancellation of flight, landslide, raining political problem et cetera which are beyond control of Everest Bodhi Adventures Holiday & Treks and its associates.

Detailed Itinerary

Arrive in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu; Welcome, Greetings and Assistance by representative from Everest Bodhi Adventures Holiday & Treks, you'll be taken to your hotel. While in Kathmandu you will have time fascinating Buddhist and Hindu temples and shrines reflecting ancient local traditions are highlighted on our guided tour. There's time to explore the city's many charms on your own too. Short briefing session. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Breakfast and transfer to airport for flight to Lukla (2,840 m). Arrive Lukla after 45 minutes flight and meet with our porters & Sherpa teams. We trek downhill from Lukla to Phakding (4 hours trek) beside the Dudhkoshi River. Arrive Phakding (2610m) and overnight at Tea House lodge.

Breakfast, then trek to Namche also called Sherpa capital. Trek will take you approx 6 hours. The trail climbs gradually following the river and enters the Everest National Park at Jorsalle, Then crosses the two river confluences one come from Thame and another from Namche. Place is with two spectacular high suspension .By crossing bridge will lead us to steep trek which will ultimately take us to Sherpa Capital Namche bazar(3440m). Tea break, Lunch will be served en-route. Dinner and Overnight at the Lodge.

Small Hike to National Park View Point, Museum visit. Back to Hotel. After breakfast hake for 3hrs to reach Everest View lodge (3,880 m). Rest with Amazing view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Amadablam and More. Tea/coffee and descend down via Khumjung and Khumjung village (3770m) -biggest Sherpa village of the Khumbu region. Overnight at Lodge in Namche.

We start day with climbing in the beginning and then mostly walk on even trail, some slightly ascending trail until we reach Kyangjuma, Small village with wonderful view of Tengboche. Further trek to Phortse Tanga (3675m) to our night halt place at the village of Dole (4200m). Overnight.

We continue our trek to Machhermo (4470m) with the wonderful views of Mountains, crossing Forests and small settlements of tea houses. Night halt at Machhermo.

We will have breakfast and start trek for Gokyo Lake. We trek uphill mostly for the whole day passing the Pangka. We ultimately reach Gokyo valley. Further walk down for Gokyo Lake. Overnight.

Early in the morning we have a steep climb up to the top of Gokyo RI (5483m). From the top, reward will be the stunning views of the supper Gokyo valley, the massive Ngozumpa Glacier and an incredible panoramic view of the whole Khumbu Himalayas, such as giants as Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu (8481m), Cho Oyu (8153m) and Gyachung Kang (7922m) can be seen. Day time go for day hiking to 5th lake, and back to Gokyo Lake for overnight. Overnight.

Trek across the Ngozumpa Glacier towards the Cho La. The ascent is quite strenuous takes almost 2hrs to reach and an hour to back. We set off for our next Village for Our Night Halt. Descending toward second lake then climb to the crest of the moraine overlooking the Ngozumpa Glacier. Trail descend down from glacier to the place known as Thangnak (4700m). Rest and Overnight.

We start early for the long day across the Cho La (5420m). As we approaching the pass, we cross a large boulder field. Beyond this ancient moraine, the climb to the pass is steep in places, involves some easy scrambling. The upper part of the route can be snow-covered particularly during December/January. From the pass is the excellent views of mountains and valleys which include completely different aspect of Ama Dablam. Descending from the pass involves the crossing of a small glacier (often snow-covered) which is fairly straightforward. Continue descending to the grazing pastures below and further trek take us to Dzongla (4830m).

We Trek down from Dzongla and follow a trail which first drops to cross the stream and then contours grassy slopes to join up with the main Everest trail and continue our little hike to Lobuche. The trail climbs steadily up from Lobuche by the side of the Khumbu Glacier. We arrive after crossing the rubble of a side glacier, the Gorakhsep (5140m), is a summer yak herding settlement at the foot of Kalapatthar. Rest and Overnight.

We began our trek to Gorakhsep (5170m) along with Khumbu Glacier on our right hand side. While continuing our trek, have to cross many small segments of Glaciers with fully rocky ways for the final reaching of Gorakhsep. Gorakhsep is formally. Settled on the base of Kalapathar, Gorakhsep once was a yak herding meadow during the summer and is the last point of permanent settlement.

We trek further from Gorakhsep once our backpack is placed in the hotel at Gorakhsep. We trek through numerous tiny ridge crests at the beginning and on the Khumbu glacier during the final hikes to reach Base Camp (5364m). Base camp is on above the Khumbu glacier so it changes its location every year. Even though place is noticeable every time because of its flags put by earlier trekkers. Hour time is perfect for photographs and resting.
Back to Gorakhsep. Overnight.

Early morning climb Kalapatthar (5,545 m). Some may feel this two hours steep trek bit a challenging but at the ends view seen from here will be finest and exhaustion relieving. Kalapathar is the closest and best place to observe best view of highest mountain ranges, Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse and several many highest mountains. Capturing amazing views is good for anyone to see it in future.
Trek back to Gorakhsep. We will have breakfast and descend down for Pheriche (4,280M) passing even down from Lobuche. Pheriche is the perfect ground for Star Showering in the sky at night and Yaks at their grazing.

We trek downhill passing through Pangboche. Also we can see aside small but remarkable stupa on the way further down leading to the river. A 45minute up trek will end us to today’s Overnight place Tengboche.

We trek downhill to the river crossing bridge and again ascend to halfway of the hill. Once up, gentle and sturdy path leads toward Namche. We further go down to the place called Monju (2800m), our overnight place for the day.

Breakfast and start trek to Lukla. Today trek will be short, easy and small ascending. Once reached, relaxed at some of the local bars. Overnight.

Morning flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla. Rest and Overnight.

Breakfast and we go for sightseeing of
Pashupatinath temple – regarded as the most sacred temple of Hindu Lord Shiva in the world with its astonishing architectural beauty, stands as a symbol of faith, religion, culture and tradition.

Swayambhunath Stupa –The Most Enigmatic Holy Shrine situated on the top of a hill, west of Kathmandu, is one of the most popular, holy and instantly recognizable symbols of Nepal. The temple is colloquially known as the 'monkey temple' because of the large tribe of roving monkeys who guard the temple.
Kathmandu Durbar Square Listed as one of the eight Cultural World Heritage site by UNESCO, famous for Living Goddess Kumari, is a cluster of ancient temples, palaces, courtyards and streets that date back to the 12th and 18th centuries. The square is known to be the social, religious and urban focal point of the capital city. The palace complex was the royal Nepalese residence until the 19th century and is the site of important ceremonies, such as the coronation of the Nepalese Monarchy. Overnight Stay in Kathmandu.

Evening Special Nepali Farewell Dinner with Nepalese Cultural Shows.

After breakfast transfer to Airport for your flight back to home with beautiful memories. Farewell !!

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