Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trek

18 Days
  • Private / Domestic Air
  • All meals during the trek
  • 3 Stars Hotels/ Tea House
  • 5555 M
  • Feb, Mar, Apr & May
  • Good
  • Trekking
  • Minimum 02 pax
  • Kathmandu


Embark on an exhilarating adventure through the heart of the Everest region with the Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass Gokyo trek, also known as the Everest Circuit Trail. This trek combines the thrill of conquering the high mountain pass, Cho La, at a breathtaking altitude of 5330 m/17487ft, with the exploration of two of the most sought-after routes in the Everest region – the trails to Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake.

As you undertake the Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass Gokyo trek, prepare to be mesmerized by the awe-inspiring landscapes of the Everest zone. Marvel at the panoramic views of four of the world’s fourteen highest peaks, each towering above 8000 meters – Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516 m), Makalu (8463m), and Cho Oyu (8201m). Your journey will be enriched by traversing Cho La Pass, ascending Gokyo Ri, and visiting pristine Gokyo Lake, Himalayan glaciers, Sherpa villages, and Buddhist monasteries.

Commencing with a short 35-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, the trek follows the Dudh Kosi valley, passing through Phakding, Benkar, and Monjo to reach the iconic Namche Bazaar. Spend an extra day in Namche Bazaar, the capital of the Sherpas, for acclimatization to mitigate the risks of high altitude issues.

From Namche Bazaar, the trail diverges towards Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake. If Everest Base Camp is your first destination, follow the trail through Tengboche and Dingboche. In Dingboche, at an altitude of 4,260 m/13,980ft, take an additional day for acclimatization.

After two days of hiking from Dingboche, you’ll reach Everest Base Camp. Ascend to the top of Kalapathar (Alt. 5555m/18225ft) for a breathtaking 360-degree panorama of the world’s tallest mountains, including Everest, Lhotse, Pumori, Lobuche, Nuptse, and more. The true height of Everest becomes apparent from this vantage point.

Following the visit to Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar, retrace your steps to Lubuche and proceed to Cho La Pass. This challenging pass, standing at 5330 m/17487ft, leads to the descent into the enchanting Gokyo Lakes Valley.

Gokyo Lake, situated at an altitude of 4750 m, rests on the Ngozumpa glacial moraine and is the source of the Dudh Koshi River. Ascend Gokyo Ri (5,483 m) for a spectacular sunrise, revealing Cho Oyo, Ghyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu against the glacial backdrop. After Gokyo, return to Namche Bazaar via Machhermo and Dole, and from there, reach Lukla in one day. Conclude your trek in Lukla before flying back to Kathmandu, marking the end of an unforgettable journey through the Himalayas.

Here’s a detailed glimpse into the highlights of this unforgettable trek:

Namche Bazaar Exploration: Begin your journey in Namche Bazaar, the bustling trade center and the gateway to Everest Base Camp. Marvel at the vibrant local culture and set the stage for your trekking adventure.

Tengboche Monastery Visit: Discover the grandeur of Tengboche Monastery, the largest in the Khumbu region. Immerse yourself in the spiritual aura of this sacred site nestled in the heart of the Himalayas.

Sagarmatha National Park Trek: Traverse through Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and witness the unique flora and fauna that make this region a haven for nature enthusiasts.

Kala Patthar Summit: Challenge yourself with a trek to Kala Patthar, where a 360-degree panoramic view of Mount Everest and surrounding snowcapped peaks awaits. Capture the awe-inspiring beauty of the tallest mountain on earth.

Everest Base Camp Exploration: Reach the foothill of the majestic Everest, a dream come true for any adventurer. Explore Everest Base Camp and absorb the profound sense of accomplishment surrounded by towering peaks.

Cho La Pass Adventure: Conquer the Cho La Pass at an elevation of 5330 m, a thrilling mountain pass that adds an extra layer of excitement to your trekking experience.

Gokyo Lake Serenity: Witness the serene beauty of Gokyo Lake, nestled at an altitude of 4750 m. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of this alpine gem, surrounded by pristine landscapes.

Gokyo Ri Sunrise Hike: Embark on an early morning hike to Gokyo Ri, where the striking views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu paint the sky with hues of dawn. Experience the magic of the world’s tallest mountains.

Ngozumpa Glacier Spectacle: Marvel at the majesty of the Ngozumpa Glacier, the largest glacier in the Himalayan region, as it weaves its way through the dramatic landscapes.

Sherpa Villages and Culture: Traverse through picturesque Sherpa villages, absorbing the rich culture, traditions, and lifestyle of the resilient Sherpa community. Engage with the warm-hearted locals along your journey.

Best Time to everest gokyo  Trek:

Plan your adventure during the optimal months of September, October, November, March, April, and May. During these periods, the weather is pleasant, skies are clear, and temperatures at higher altitudes are more bearable. Choose the time that suits you best:

October-November-till Mid-December: Peak trekking season with ideal weather conditions.

March-April-May: End of the dry season, perfect for trekking.

After Mid-December-January-February: Clear skies, but be prepared for colder temperatures.

June-July-August: Monsoon season, the least recommended time for trekking.

September: Post-monsoon effects may impact views and Lukla flights.

Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, where every step is a journey into the heart of the Himalayas, filled with awe-inspiring landscapes and cultural treasures.


Embark on your adventure as you land at the bustling Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Our friendly office representative will be there to extend a warm welcome, ensuring a smooth transition to your respective hotel. Once checked in, meet with our experienced trekking guide for a comprehensive briefing on your upcoming journey. Complete necessary paperwork, including the collection of trekking permits and other essential documents. Conclude the day by settling all payment procedures, preparing you for the exciting days ahead.

Begin your day early with a drive to Kathmandu's domestic airport for a scenic flight to Lukla, a breathtaking journey lasting approximately 25-30 minutes. Upon landing at Lukla Airport, embark on the trek to Phakding. The initial leg of the trek is a leisurely downhill walk through picturesque pastoral lands, small villages, and farms. After about 3 hours, arrive at the tranquil village of Phakding, where you'll spend the night, gearing up for the exhilarating trekking days ahead.

Embark on a delightful trek after breakfast from Phakding to Namche Bazaar. This leg of the journey, spanning 6-7 hours, meanders through pine-filled landscapes and offers glimpses of distant snow-capped peaks. Passing through Monjo, where permits are checked, the trail takes you to the Dudhkoshi River bridge and then ascends towards Namche. Lunch at Monjo provides energy for the climb. Ensure your TIMS cards and Sagarmatha National Park Entry Fee are ready. Stay the night at a cozy hotel or lodge.

Dedicate the day to acclimatization in Namche. Explore Syangboche for 3-4 hours, reveling in breathtaking views of Mount Everest, Amadablam, Nuptse, and Thamserku. Optimize your time to adapt to the altitude, and rest overnight in Namche.

Embark on a climb towards Tengboche, home to the Everest region's largest monastery. The trek passes through Phunki Tenga and offers a gradual ascent with increasingly spectacular views. Witness a Buddhist ceremony at the monastery, set against the stunning backdrop of the Himalayas. Enjoy an overnight stay in Tengboche within the UNESCO-listed Sagarmatha National Park.

Experience the beauty of a rhododendron forest and cross the Imja Khola on your way to Dingboche. Passing Pangboche village, the largest Sherpa settlement in the region, seize the opportunity to share a meal with the friendly locals. Stay the night in Dingboche.

Embark on a challenging trek to Lobuche, where the terrain becomes steeper due to the increasing altitude. Traverse Dughla and navigate boulder-strewn slopes with the majestic Himalayas as your constant companions. As the trail drops to the Khumbu Glacier moraine, the grandeur of the peaks becomes even more apparent. Rest for the night in Lobuche.

Embark on an awe-inspiring journey to Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep. The trail, challenging yet rewarding, covers approximately 7-8 hours. Witness the iconic Buddhist prayer flags marking the spot, surrounded by the towering peaks. After exploring the Everest Base Camp, return to Gorakshep for an overnight stay.

Start the day with an early morning hike to Kalapatthar, a prime viewpoint for the Everest range. Enjoy spectacular views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and more during the sunrise. After soaking in the golden hues of the mountains, trek to Dzongla for a well-deserved overnight rest.

Traverse the initial flat stone path, weaving through an arid valley before ascending steeply towards the Chola glacier. The next half-hour unfolds along icy trails, culminating at the breathtaking Chola Pass. Descend through stony paths to Phedi, where camping trekkers indulge in a lunch break. The route undulates, leading to a scenic ridge, followed by a descent to Thangna, a quaint village adorned with lodges and tea shops. Enjoy the backdrop of Machhermo peak and other natural wonders. Spend a night at a cozy tea house.

Navigate the glacier route, reaching the first lake on an easier flat path alongside the Dudh Koshi stream. Gokyo, a windy valley near the third lake, awaits your arrival. Revel in the stunning beauty of Gokyo Lake, surrounded by awe-inspiring landscapes.

Begin the day with an early breakfast and embark on a steep climb above Gokyo Lake to reach Gokyo Ri at 5340m. Marvel at panoramic Himalayan views, capturing the world's highest mountains and the Makalu range. Descend to Gokyo Lake for lunch and relaxation. If energy permits, explore the oldest and longest glaciers of the Khumbu valley. Overnight in Gokyo.

Revel in picturesque views along the downhill trail. The journey from Gokyo Lake to Dole offers a 6-hour walk, with Dole situated at an elevation of 4200m. Find comfort in a lodge for the night.

After breakfast, descend to Phortse Tenga for two hours before ascending to Mong Dada for an additional two and a half hours. Rest at Mong Dada before trekking towards Sanasa and finally arriving at Khumjung in 30-40 minutes. Khumjung, at an elevation of 3,790 meters, boasts the renowned Khumjung Monastery, offering a glimpse of the purported Yeti scalp. Explore leisurely, visit the Khumjung School established by Sir Edmund Hillary, and stay overnight in Khumjung.

Embark on a mesmerizing journey after a hearty breakfast in Phakding, as we trek from Khumjung to Phakding. This segment of our itinerary promises a feast for the eyes, showcasing breathtaking mountain vistas, picturesque landscapes, and enchanting forests. The trek unfolds through the vibrant hues of rhododendron and pine-filled forests, offering an exhilarating yet manageable experience. Traverse the trail, passing through the charming village of Monjo before reaching our destination for the day, Phakding. Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature and spend a peaceful night in Phakding.

Embark on an uphill adventure from Phakding to Lukla, a trek that leads through pastoral lands, quaint villages, and fertile farms. The approximately 3-4-hour journey unveils the rustic charm of the region as we ascend to Lukla. Revel in the serenity of this trek, and upon arrival in Lukla, settle in for an overnight stay surrounded by the tranquility of the Himalayan landscape.

Begin your day with an early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, a swift 25-30-minute journey that offers stunning aerial views. Upon arrival at Kathmandu Domestic Airport, transfer to your hotel, check in, and relish a leisurely breakfast. The remainder of the day is yours to unwind and explore at your own pace. As evening falls, savor a delightful Nepali farewell dinner to commemorate the incredible experiences of your trek. Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay in Kathmandu, reflecting on the memories of your Himalayan adventure

The trip concludes, and our tour officer will transfer you to Kathmandu International Airport for your departure from Nepal.

Cost Includes

  • 3-star hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu on BB plan, on twin sharing .
  • Accommodation in Tea-house during the trek.
  • Three times Meals During the trek (Breakfast, lunch, and Dinner)
  • Arrival and departure by private vehicle
  • Transportation from Kathmandu- Ramachap- Kathmandu by tourist bus.
  • Domestics Air Fear from Ramachap-Lukla- Ramachap
  • TIMS Card/ National Park entry fee/Other Permits.
  • All the Gov. and Local taxes as applicable.
  • An experienced government-certified English-speaking trekking guide and a porter to carry luggage. The porter ratio is 1 porter for every 2 trekkers.
  • A comprehensive medical kit for any necessary medical assistance during the trek.
  • Staff costs include their salary, insurance, and allowance. Group medical kit box carried by Trekking Guide (Diamox and First Aid Medicine).
  • Farwell dinner at typical Nepalis restaurant with local cousin and cultural performance.
  • Spa Refreshment after Adventure

Cost Excludes

  • International Travel insurance (Travel insurance must cover helicopter rescue in case of uncertain circumstance)
  • All personal belongings expense.
  • Tipping for the Trekking Guide and Potter.
  • Trip extension incase on unfortunate circumstance.
  • Trip cancelation Charges.

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