Gokyo Valley & Everest 18 Days trip code: EH02

Best Months

  • March-May
  • Sept-Nov


  • 18 Days

Grade / Difficulty

  • Strenuous


  • Hotels/Local Tea-houses


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Gokyo Valley and Everest Base Camp package is the wonderful combination of trekking to Everest as well as exploring the off - beat trekking route to Everest Base Camp

The culturally rich Gokyo Valley of Khumbu region makes this package more special. 

The incredible Gokyo Lakes in the lap of mighty Himalayan giants and the extraordinary beauty of world's biggest glacier Ngozumpa Glacier make this package slightly different than other regular Everest Base Camp Trek packages.

Moreover, the stunning views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Cho Oyu among others from the top of Gokyo Ri and the challenge to go over elevated Ch La are the additional highlights of the trekking experience to Everest Base Camp via Gokyo valley.



  • The sighseeing tour of UNESCO World Heritage sites of Kathmandu Valley
  • The incredible Sherpa culture and hospitality of Khumbu and regions between Khumbu & Gokyo Valleys
  • Beautifully located Sherpa villages and the ancient monasteries within them
  • The adventurous walk  including the cross over Cho La Pass with awe-inspiring Himalayan panorama dominated by Everest
  • The landmarks like Everest & Kalapatthar, Gokyo Lake & Gokyo Ri from where world's highest mountains look very close
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14 days 13 nights

  •  Pick Up from Airport to Hotel Hotel to Airport
  • Accommodation during trek available everyday en-route (local lodge)
  • 3  meals  a day during trek if undertaken teahouse trek 
  • City  tour guide who can speak English or language as per the requirement 
  • Licensed trek guide & local porters during trek 
  • Everest Conservation entry permit
  • Trekkers' Information Management System Fees
  • Kathmandu-Lukla - Lukla Kathmandu Flight ticket
  • 3 nights' accommodation at 3-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Airport transfers with an escort by Private Vehicle
  • Insurance for all staff & porters
  • All applicable government tax.
Day to Day Itinerary
  • Day 01: : Arrive to Kathmandu; transfer to your hotel
  • Day 02: : Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu
  • Day 03: : Flight to Lukla & trek to Phakding 2,652m/8,700ft
  • Day 04: : Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440m/11,283ft
  • Day 05: : Rest day in Namche Bazaar for acclimatization
  • Day 06: : Trek to Dole 4200m/ 13779ft
  • Day 07: : Trek to Machharmo 4470 m/ 14665 ft
  • Day 08: : Trek to Gokyo 4790 m/ 15715 ft
  • Day 09: : Rest Day at Gokyo, hike to Gokyo Ri, Fifth Lake and its surroundings
  • Day 10: : Trek to Thangnak 4750m/15580ft
  • Day 11: : Trek to Dzongla 4,850m/15908ft via Chola Pass 5420m/17782ft
  • Day 12: : Trek to Lobuche 4900m
  • Day 13: : Trek to Gorakshep & then to Everest Base Camp back to Gorakshep 5170 m/16,961 ft and 5364 m/17,594 ft.
  • Day 14: : Trek to Kalapatthar 5545m and trek back to Periche 4280 m/14,070 ft.
  • Day 15: : Trek to Namche 3440m
  • Day 16: : Trek to Lukla
  • Day 17: : Fly back to Kathmandu
  • Day 18: : Depart Kathmandu
Service Excludes
  • Nepal visa 
  • International flight fare
  • Food in Kathmandu except for breakfast
  • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire in Kathmandu)
  • Any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/roadblock due to any reason
  •  Hot and cold Drinks, snacks while walking
  • Any other tours, transfers, and services other than mentioned above
  • Tips for Guide, Porter, and Driver
  • Your insurance & Medical Expenses

Day 01:: Arrive to Kathmandu; transfer to your hotel

Flying in to the Himalayan nation Nepal is different in itself. Witness the towering Himalayan giants’ minutes before landing Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu if the weather permits. Enjoy the cordial Nepalese welcome in arrival terminals of the airport and drive to your designated hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02:: Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu

Actually this day is a trek preparation day. As our team is preparing the required permits for Gokyo Everest Base Camp Trek; you will be taken to Kathmandu most beautiful locales where culture history and the heritage of the ancient town spills in every corner. Explore the biggest hub of Hinduism in Nepal Pashupatinath where travelers get to experience the important aspects of the religion. Stroll around Boudhanath, a large dome shaped stupa where Tibetan culture and Buddhism are seen at its best. Exploration of Kathmandu Durbar Square is an awesome experience as it takes you to Nepal’s one of the oldest architectural landmarks where local Newari culture also has been prospering for ages.

Day 03:: Flight to Lukla & trek to Phakding 2,652m/8,700ft

Today the real adventure of the Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo begins. Trans Himalayan flight to world’s one of the thrilling airports Lukla is sheer aerial adventure of the trek. Lukla is the gateway to Khumbu. As soon as we reach Lukla our trek begins.  As the trek to Phakding along Dudh Koshi River Valley begins, the sights of beautifully painted stone mani walls manifest Khumbu culture. The views of Himalayan peaks Kusum Khangkaru and Kongde Ri brings us closer to high altitude nature. A short introductory trek of 3 to 4 hours will bring us to Phakding, which is the home to 500 years old Pemacholing Monastery.  Overnight on local teahouse in full board basis.

Day 04:: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440m/11,283ft

Today we begin the trek with uphill climb. We cross pass Rimshung Monastery and Uchhecholing Monasteries and arrive the entrance to natural world heritage site Sagarmatha National Park . Trekking further we arrive to Larbha Dobhan. A final steep uphill climb for an hour or so, which offers the first glimpse of Everest throughout brings us to Namche, the legendary Sherpa village of Khumbu.  The day's trek is almost 6 hours.

Namche the financial hub of Khumbu has modern facilties like banks, internet cafes, money exchangers and bars. We will stay in a fine teahouse in Namche. 

Day 05:: Rest day in Namche Bazaar for acclimatization

We have already reached the altitude of 3440m; hence a day rest to get customized with high altitude is essential. However, we will walk to nearby hotspots around Namche that helps acclimatization and offers an opportunity of cultural exploration. Overnight in Namche.  

Day 06:: Trek to Dole 4200m/ 13779ft

Chasing the trail via Khyangjuma that has gentle ups and downs, we arrive to Sanasa.  From Sanasa Everest looms right before our eyes. Crossing over Mong La Pass, we reach to Khumjung, a culturally beautiful village at the foothill of Mt. Khumbila. Sliding down to Phortse Tenga and savoring the beauty of nature that include woodlands, mountains, waterfalls and deep valleys we arrive to Dole. Overnight in Dole. 

Day 07:: Trek to Machharmo 4470 m/ 14665 ft

The trek today begins with the steep uphill climb along Dudh Koshi River Valley Lhabarma. Enjoying the scenic views of mountains including Cho Oyu, Kantega and Thamserku among others beyond Lhabarma we reach Luza. Chasing the sandy trail we arrive to Machhermo. The view of Dudh Koshi River Valley from Machhermo is simply stunning. Machhermo is the destination in Khumbu with Himalayan Rescue Hospital that provides classes regarding altitude sickness. Enjoy the stay in Machhermo.

Day 08:: Trek to Gokyo 4790 m/ 15715 ft

Though the trek today doesn't gain much altitude the sights throughout the walk are incredible. While getting 400m high in total we encounter first Lake of Gokyo in about three hours of walk from Machhermo. The view here is amazing as turquoise lake of Gokyo has backdrop of towering Himalayan giant Cho Oyo. Heading further we get to Gokyo Valley, which is a paradise on earth; peaceful and serene in the lap of world's tallest mountains including Everest. Overnight in Gokyo.

Day 09:: Rest Day at Gokyo, hike to Gokyo Ri, Fifth Lake and its surroundings

A day rest in Gokyo for acclimatization is important before we head towards Cho La Pass. However, the rest day has great reward. The hike to Gokyo Ri 5483m that lies left to Gokyo settlement offers the best 360 degree view of soaring Himalayan giants. Towering Himalayan peaks including Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho-Oyu, Gyachung Kang and Makalu among others feast our eyes from the top of Gokyo Ri. Moreover, the day walk to fourth lake (Thonak Tsho) and fifth lake (Ngozumba Tsho) lake is awesome. Undeniably one the best views on earth is here. Mt Cho Oyu and the world's biggest Ngozumpa glacier are seen at its best from here. Overnight in a teahouse at Gokyo.

Day 10:: Trek to Thangnak 4750m/15580ft

Early morning we head towards Thangnak via the trails along Ngozumpa glacier. It is short trek and we arrive to destination at lunch time as it difficult to walk through glacial trails during ice melting sunshine. Overnight in a teahouse at Thangnak.

Day 11:: Trek to Dzongla 4,850m/15908ft via Chola Pass 5420m/17782ft

The first tough day of the trek is here. We begin the trek with the uphill climb east that takes us to glacial section. Careful walk is required as the route is slippery here. Keep on climbing high until we reach the top of Cho La Pass. The exceptional views of Mt. Amadablam and Mt. Cholatse are the biggest rewards from the top of Cho La Pass. Now the route to Dzongla is downhill. However, it is challenging enough with crevasses and icy sections. Use of crampons is suggested. After a long tiring walk we arrive to Dzongla. Overnight in Dzongla.

Day 12:: Trek to Lobuche 4900m

The trek today could be easier as we have already overcome challenging Cho La Pass. A downhill climb followed by gentle uphill and downhill walk brings us to Lobuche. Lobuche, the summer settlement of Sherpa clan, now has teahouses to accommodate trekkers. Overnight in Lobuche.

Day 13:: Trek to Gorakshep & then to Everest Base Camp back to Gorakshep 5170 m/16,961 ft and 5364 m/17,594 ft.

Today is the biggest day of the trek as it takes you to the most important landmark of Everest Region Trek - the base of world's crown, Everest. Climbing uphill we cross pass Lobuche Pass 5110m and Gorakshe Tsho Lake and arrive to Gorakshep. Stopping for the lunch break at Gorakshep, we resume our trek towards Everest Base Camp. Cross passing Mt. Pumori Base Camp and walking along the glacial trail for a while we arrive to Everest Base Camp. Enjoy the success and have the closest view of Everest from the colorfully tented Everest Base Camp before we walk down to Gorakshep for the overnight stay.

Day 14:: Trek to Kalapatthar 5545m and trek back to Periche 4280 m/14,070 ft.

Today we reach the maximum altitude Everest Base Camp Gokyo Trek takes us to. Early morning walk along the rocky trail brings us to Kalapatthar, the mountain also known as Black Diamond among trekkers. Savor the whole view of Everest from its base to top from Kalapatthar. Then descend down to Periche along the classic Everest Base Camp trail to Periche.

Day 15:: Trek to Namche 3440m

Today the trek brings us back to Namche. Along the trail of classic Everest Base Camp Trek, we arrive to Namche. This time in Namche we have no restrictions. Enjoy the success and explore around the Sherpa hotspot to breathe the freshest Everest air, to feel the nature closely and to meet the families of bravest mountaineers on earth. Overnight in Namche.

Day 16:: Trek to Lukla

The last day of the trek ends at Lukla with pleasant and easy downhill walk. On arriving Lukla enjoy your success and have a pleasant time strolling around the small Himalayan town as you are still in the lap of Himalayas savor the best of it for the last time in Lukla.

Day 17:: Fly back to Kathmandu

With loads of memories and adventurous experiences you fly back to Kathmandu. On your arrival at Kathmandu we will escort you to your hotel. Enjoy the farewell dinner with us in typical Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu in the evening.

Day 18:: Depart Kathmandu

Our representative will escort to the airport for the final see off to your onward destination. Have a safe flight and visit Nepal time and again we have much more to show.

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