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Gokyo Lakes with Everest Base Camp Trek


This trek offers you the bucket-list dream of achieving Everest Base Camp with the added challenge of conquering Cho-La Pass (5420m) and witnessing for yourself the intense beauty and magic of the string of turquoise gems known as Gokyo Lakes. In 18 days you will be blown away by the kaleidoscope of contrasting colours present amongst the incredibly wide variety of flora and fauna. In the Namche valley, keep your eyes on the lookout for the colourful danphe (Impeyan pheasant), Nepal’s national bird, as well as the elusive musk deer and Himalayan thar. Taking the main trail at Shanasa, you will have fantastic views of flanking snow-capped mountains of Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Nuptse (7861m), Makalu (8481m), Cho Oyu (8153m) and Gychung Kang (7922m) while hearing the forceful rush of foaming water in the glacial fed Dudh Khosi (Lit. “Milk River”) as you pass Phortse Village on your way to the high alpine pastures of Machhermo. As you approach the stunning,emerald lakes of the world’s highest freshwater lake system prepare to be amazed by the sheer scale and the way they contrast so intensely with backdrop of greys, whites and blacks present in the surrounding mountains and rocky landscape. Take in sensational mountain views from the summit of Gokyo Ri (5357m) before heading over the Cho-La pass and continuing your epic journey to Everest Base Camp and back to Lukla for your mountain flight to Kathmandu. This trip is not only about breathtaking scenery, be prepared for the opportunity to experience the warm hospitality of the Sherpas and to be invited into their unique world and culture. Highlights also include visiting famous Tibetan monasteries of Tengboche and Pangboche…Get in touch with your mind, body and soul…

Trip Fact

  • Price

    USD 1600

    Minimum 2 pax

  • Hard



  • Duration

    18 Days 17 Nights

  • Activity


  • Max. Altitude


  • Season

    March to May, Sept - November

  • Accomodation

    Three star hotel, Teahouse

  • Destination


Tour Map

Difficulty level



These treks typically require you to do 6-7 hours each day over steep hilly terrain on usually rough trails but with no real extremes of weather. Treks in this category can include trekking to elevations of up to 5500m with daily ascends of around 400-700m.When trekking at higher altitudes, your body needs to adjust to lower levels of oxygen and this provides added physical challenge to the trek. It is important to be physically fit and to prepare your body by doing regular exercise prior to embarking on your trek. Previous hiking or camping experience is preferable.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel, welcome dinner, overnight Hotel.

Day 2

Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu, preparation day, overnight Hotel.

Day 3

Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2650m), 3-4 hours, overnight teahouse.

Day 4

Trek to Namche Bazaar (3435m), 6-7 hours, overnight teahouse.

Day 5

Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar, overnight teahouse.

Day 6

Trek to Dole (4040m), overnight teahouse.

Day 7

Trek to Machhermo (4410m), 4-5 hours, overnight teahouse.

Day 8

Trek to Gokyo (4750m), 3-4 hours, overnight teahouse.

Day 9

Acclimatization day in Gokyo, overnight teahouse.

Day 10

Trek to Thangnak (4690m), 3-4 hours, overnight teahouse.

Day 11

Cross Cho La Pass (5420m) and to Dzongla (4700m),7-8 hours, overnight teahouse.

Day 12

Trek to Lobuche (4900m), overnight teahouse.

Day 13

Trek to Everest Base Camp (5357m) and return to Gorakshep (5100m), 8-10 hours, overnight teahouse.

Day 14

Trek to Pheriche* (4200m), 7-8 hours with Kala Patthar (5545m), overnight teahouse.

Day 15

Trek to Monjo (2800m), 4-5 hours, overnight teahouse.

Day 16

Trek to Lukla (2850m), 5 hours, overnight teahouse.

Day 17

Fly Lukla to Kathmandu (1350m), overnight Hotel , farewell dinner.

Day 18

International Departure

Package Details

Trip Inclusions


  • Private vehicle: airport – hotel – airport  transfers 
  • Private Vehicle Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Domestic Flight: Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu
  • Private vehicle transfers hotel – restaurant for welcome and farewell dinners
  • Accommodation

  • 3 nights twin-share at Hotel (3 star) with breakfasts included. 
  • 14 nights staying in twin-share teahouse/guesthouse accommodation on trek
  • Food / Drinks

  • Three delicious meals  a day on trek 
  • Hot drinks provided with each meal on trek. 
  • Welcome and Farewell dinners with group in Kathmandu
  • *Meal inclusions: B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner
  • Trekking

  • Porters (ratio: 1 porter to 2 clients; each porter carries up to 15kg of personal gear per client);  Sherpas and English speaking guide.  
  • All required trekking permits (Sagarmatha National Park fee and TIMS Card
  • Staff insurance included
  • Staff provided with protective footwear and clothing suitable for high mountain pass.  
  • First aid medicine box carried at all times by staff.
  • Other

  • Complimentary four season down sleeping bag with down jacket hire for the duration of the trek.
  • Complimentary waterproof trek duffle bag hire for the duration of trek (to be used by porter to carry your trek gear)
  • Complimentary Everest region Trekking map, T-shirt and cap.
  • Half-day sightseeing tour (includes private vehicle transfers to and from hotel, English speaking guide to Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, Monkey Temple) *lunch not included.
  • Trip price inclusive of all Nepalese government taxes (13% VAT) 

Trip Exclusions


  • International airfares to and from Kathmandu. 
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary (see terms and condition for more detail) in accommodation
  • Food / Drinks

  • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages are not included and must be purchased separately by the client.
  • Drinking water on trek.
  • Some lunches and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary- see meal inclusions for more details)
  • Other

  • Nepalese tourist visa (available on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, need 1 passport photo)
  • Private travel insurance (ensure cover extends to medical evacuation and trekking 5000m+)
  • Tips and gratuities for staff
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, shower, heater, etc.)
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended

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