Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trek is a most admirable package by adventure enthusiasts that will take you to the both picturesque Gokyo Valleys as well as Everest Base Camp. The trail will take you to the secluded Gokyo village where you will come across beautiful glacial lakes. After exploring the Gokyo Valley and its outstanding beauty, you will head towards the Everest Base Camp. This trek is designed to last for 19 days, and it will be an adventure that you will cherish forever. The experts at Go For Nepal Treks & Expedition have carefully designed this trek that will present you with sumptuous views of Himalayas.
Thrilling flight to Lukla
Get to experience ancient culture and tradition of Sherpas
Trek through the wild ambiance in the Sagarmatha National Park
Climb the summit of Gokyo Ri and observe the display of mountains
Explore stunning Gokyo Lakes
Walking past the memorial in Gorakshep
Explore the Everest Base Camp
Hike to Kala Patthar vantage point
Witness irresistible beauty of the Himalayan landscape
Observe surreal views of snowy mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Bruntse, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Kongde, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku, etc
Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu via respective Airlines.
Day 02Fly to Lukla (2,820 m) and walk to Phakding (2,640 m); 4 hrs.
Day 03Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m); 5 hrs.
Day 04Rest day at Namche for acclimatization and local hike.
Day 05Trek to Dole (4,200 m); 6 hrs.
Day 06Trek to Machhermo (4,470 m); 4 hrs.
Day 07Trek to Gokyo Lake (4,790 m); 4 hr.
Day 08At Gokyo hike to Gokyo Ri (5,357 m), afternoon free to relax and enjoy the views.
Day 09A leisure morning at Gokyo and walk to Thaknak (4,750 m); 4hrs.
Day 10Cross Cho-la Pass (5,367 m) to Dzongla (4,830 m); 7 hrs.
Day 11Trek to Lobuche (4,930 m); 5 hrs.
Day 12Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,364 m), return to Gorakshep (5,180 m); 6 hrs.
Day 13Hike to Kalapathar (5,545 m), trek to Pheriche (4,240 m); 5 hrs.
Day 14Trek to Kyanjima (3,630 m), near Namche & Khumjung via Thyangboche; 6 hrs.
Day 15Trek to Monjo (2,880 m); 6 hrs.
Day 16Trek to Lukla; 4 hrs.
Day 17Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel.
Day 18day in Kathmandu with an optional sightseeing tour.
Day 19Transfer to the international Airport.
What to Expect
- Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private tourist vehicle.
- Standard twin sharing accommodation in a three or four star hotel in Kathmandu; Breakfast included.
- All your standard Meals during the trek (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners)one item menu.
- Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation during the trek
- Licensed English speaking guide.
- The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests).
- Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
- Everest National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
- Airfare from Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu including airport departure tax in Kathmandu and Lukla airport.
- Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu.
- Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show on second last day.
- All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
- Official expenses.
- Air travel to/from Nepal.
- Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu.
- Soft/hard drinks, laundry, postage, telephone bills, all items of personal nature.
- Personal clothing, insurance against accidental, medical and emergency rescue evacuations.
- Respective expenses if one returns earlier from the trip due to sickness or emergency purpose.
- Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.
- Travel Insurance.
- Emergency helicopter rescue evacuation arrangements will be covered by travel insurance.
- Guide Potter Tips.
Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trek is the best option for trekkers who crave to traverse the more profound corners of the revered Khumbu region. From stunning glacial lakes of Gokyo Valley to the base of the world's highest mountain and the tempting beauty of Himalayas will make Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trek 19-days one of the most memorable trips of your lifetime. You will see many Himalayan mountains like Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Makalu (8,481 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Thamserku (6,623 m), Mt. Pumori (7,161 m), Taboche Peak (6,501 m), etc.
Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trek landmark
Right from the beginning to the very end, Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trek is full of enthralling places. A thrilling flight from Kathmandu will take you to Lukla, the starting point of Gokyo Lake Trekking. You will then head towards Namche Bazar, the main tourist hub of the Khumbu region where you will find most of the facilities like WiFi, nice cafes & restaurants, luxury lodges, etc.
The next part of the Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trek itinerary will take you to Gokyo Valley where you will explore Gokyo Lakes, the highest freshwater lakes in the world, and hike up to Gokyo Ri, a famous viewpoint of Gokyo Valley.
Further, passing by the previous base camp of Mt. Everest, Gorak Shep, you will reach Everest Base Camp that will welcome you with panoramic views of Himalayan mountains. Next morning will take you to the most popular viewpoint in the Everest region, Kala Patthar. From the top of the Kala Patthar, you will get to observe a 360-degree view of Everest along with the excellent landscape.
Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trek will present you the rich culture and tradition of Sherpa people. Buddhism is the main religion followed by people residing in this part of Nepal. On the trail, you will come across many monasteries, chortens, gumba and mani stones that will showcase you the cultural richness of the region. Similarly, you will stay overnight in several villages during the trek, which will give you a chance to interact with locals and take a deep look into their unique lifestyle, beliefs, and values.
People from the Sherpa community mostly resides in the Khumbu region. Similarly, you can also find Rais, Limbus, Sunwars, Manangis, and Lopas. All of these people are from different community and carries their own major festivals, culture, languages, dress, and delicacies.
Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trek 19-days passes by Sagarmatha National Park, which is home to many wildlife including rare ones like the red panda, snow leopards, Himalayan tahr, etc. Sagarmatha National Park is also the part of UNESCO Natural World Heritage Sites. The entire region is extremely rich in vegetation and ranges from subalpine to alpine zone. The national park includes several florae and rare medicinal herbs as well. Likewise, other parts of the trail also include beautiful forests of rhododendron, pine, fir, maple, cedar, juniper, etc.
Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trek difficulty
In spite of its delightful appeal, Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trek is a relatively difficult trek. You need to walk on slippery and snowy areas for a minimum of 5 hours a day daily. Plus the high altitude always carries chances of altitude sickness and that can be a major problem. You’ll need to adapt to sleeping on hard beds and withstand sub-zero temperatures. Walking past moraines requires strong willpower, strength, and stamina.
Altitude Sickness and Prevention
Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trek brings chances of altitude sickness as you will be trekking above 5,000 meters. Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) or altitude sickness can occur to anyone regardless of their age and health. Altitude sickness is an illness that happens when you do not acclimate your body properly in the lower elevation before heading upwards. The best thing you can do to avoid AMS is first to make sure there are enough rest days in between the trek and second drink enough water to keep yourself hydrated.
Transportation and Bag Pack
Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trek begins with a thrilling flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. From Lukla, you will begin trekking towards Gokyo Valley and head to Everest Base Camp.
Below is the list of things you should carry during Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trek:
- T-shirts and Pants (Innerwear)
- Thermal Wears
- Breathable Underwears
- Trekking Pants/Shoes/Socks
- Insulating Jacket
- Rain jacket
- Warm woolen Gloves
- Sun hat/woolen hat
- Sleeping bag
- Trekking Pole
- First aid kit
- Toiletries (toilet paper, hand sanitizer, sunblock, towel, soap, shampoo, sanitary napkins, etc)
- Miscellaneous (camera, extra batteries, journal, cards, bars, snacks, water purification tablets, etc)
Food and Accommodation during Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trek
The Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trekking takes you through the bustling settlements first, and later it joins the isolated parts of the Himalayas. You will be staying at teahouses and small lodges. Food in the trails is pretty normal as it includes dal bhat tarkari, dhido, momo, noodles, sandwich, tea, coffee, etc. You can carry extra food if you want. 3-star and 5-star hotels will be your major resting spot in the city. There will be unlimited options to dig on in Kathmandu.
Best time to go on Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trek
The best to go on Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trek is during the Autumn season, which starts in October and ends at mid-December. The snow is also not too much and the sun is not too overpowering as well. The monsoon clears the clouds and fog, which provides you with clear views of mountains. Likewise, Spring is another good time to go on Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trek.
However, Monsoon (June to mid-September) and Winter (December to February) is not a preferable time to go on EBC with Gokyo Lake Trek. The rainfall makes the views unclear and trail also become slippery & full of insects. And, the harsh cold makes the journey almost impossible.
Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trek Cost
Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trek cost can vary from one travel agency to another. The price can get a little higher than EBC Trek. We, Go For Nepal Treks & Expedition is running EBC with Gokyo Valley Trek for years. With us, you will find the most affordable and comprehensive cost for Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trek.
The cost will include food & accommodation during the trek, all necessary permits, first aid kit, and expenses of guides & porters. For more detailed information, you can check our cost includes and cost excludes part.
- Collect enough information on the weather and temperature
- Get yourself a nice map
- Maintain body hydration- drink plenty of water daily
- Walk slow and safely
- Take out insurance that will cover any emergency evacuation and property loss
- Carry hand cash as there will be no atm on the way
- Pack light
- Do not get obsessed over network and internet; spend time in nature