Trip Duration
14 days
Start/End Point
Maximum Altitude
5,545 m
Trip Difficulty
Moderate to Hard
Trekking & Hiking
Best Season
Sep-Nov & Mar-May
Per Person US$ 1450

US$ 1390

Per Person US$ 1450

US$ 1390

Overview of Gokyo Valley and Everest Base Camp Trek

Gokyo Valley and Everest Base Camp Trek is an awesome adventure in the Khumbu region that takes you towards Everest base camp via Gokyo valley & Cho-La pass. Everest Base Camp trek with Gokyo valley is a challenging trek mainly favorable for adventure seekers. Gokyo Valley & Everest Base Camp trekking is a combination of the greatest Cho-La pass and the world’s highest base camp. This fabulous EBC trek via Gokyo lake, also known as the Everest Circuit trek, offers the beautiful landscape, traditional Sherpa culture, beautiful Gokyo Lake, and Gokyo valley in the backdrop of the world’s highest peaks, including Mt. Everest, Cho-Oyu, Makalu, Nuptse, Lhoste, Pumori, Ama Dablam and mighty of peaks.

Gokyo Valley and Everest Base Camp Trek are one of the best choices for those who have passion and commitment to have an adventure in life. Although there are many routes, the route via Gokyo Lake and Cho-La pass is more thrilling and adventurous. The main highlights of Gokyo valley and Everest Base Camp Trek are the breathtaking world’s highest snow-capped mountains, Gokyo Lakes, Gokyo RI, World’s longest and biggest glaciers, Beautiful Sherpa settlements with their own lifestyle and traditions, mountain villages, old monasteries, vibrant sunrise, and sunset views, flora and fauna, Sagarmatha National Park, and so on.

However, the best month to trek Gokyo and Everest Base Camp are March-May and September-November. Trekkers are requested to have a good physical and mental fitness level to trek to Gokyo valley with EBC.

Trip Summary:

Overnights: Hotels and Lodge/tea houses on the trek.

Trek Grade: Moderate to Adventurous and Challenging (in snow conditions).

Highest point: Gokyo RI (5,357 m), Cho-La pass (5,368 m) & Kalapathar (5,545 m)

Activities: Trekking and Hiking

Trekking duration: 13 nights & 14 days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)

Season: All months of the year except June to August (monsoon months)

(March & April are wildflowers blooming months)

Highlights of Gokyo Valley and Everest Base Camp Trek

  • Great Adventurous pass Cho la pass (5,387 m)
  • World’s longest glacier (Ngozumba glacier) and World’s biggest glacier (Khumbu glacier)
  • Beautiful Sherpa settlements with their own lifestyle, culture, and traditions
  • Tengboche Monasteries – the largest Buddhist monasteries of the Everest region
  • Spectacular sunrise & sunset view of the world’s highest mountains from viewpoint of Gokyo RI (5,357 m) & Kalapatthar (5,545 m)
  • Explore the world’s highest freshwater Gokyo Lake comprising six Lakes at an altitude of 4,750 m.

Gokyo Valley and Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Mornings, a short scenic flight to Lukla with views of the mountain range, on reaching Lukla and with a short refreshment break, start the first day walk towards Phakding village for an overnight stop through farm villages, a moderate walk with a few short ups overlooking beautiful scenery along the route to Phakding located by Dudh Kosi River. Overnight at tea-house in Phakding.

Flight 35 min/ 3-4 hrs Walking
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 2,623 m/8,605 ft.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

After a nice morning, the walk continues crossing bridges over the Dudh Kosi River passing several interesting villages of Toc-Toc, Bhenkar, and Monjo arriving at Sagarmatha National Park entrance gate, from here on the river bed for a few hours after the last bridge a steep uphill to Namche Bazaar, at Namche with facilities of a good restaurant, pubs, cyber café, post office, and banks. Overnight at tea-house in Namche Bazaar.

Walking 6-7 hrs.
Accommodation lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 3,440 m/11,286 ft

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

An ideal and perfect place for rest with acclimatization day, before heading higher altitude area, morning a short hike to Syangboche (Everest View Hotel) or walk up to the top of the hill of Namche for views of Everest, Amadablam, and adjoining peaks, visit the museum. Overnight at tea-house in Namche Bazaar.

Walking 2-3 hrs
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude (3,880 m/12,726 ft.)

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

After a pleasant stop at Namche, a morning walk leads above Namche towards higher ridges to join the main trail near Shanasa village. From this spot, our route diverts away from the main Namche-Everest base camp trail towards quiet areas towards Gokyo Lake. The path climbs with a steep climb to reach a Mong 3,973 meters with amazing views and then a downhill walk to Dudh Kosi River at Phortse Thanghka for lunch.

After this small settlement continues to walk to Dole as the trail climbs steeply out of the valley through a patch of rhododendron forest which gives way to juniper and conifers trees. In the springtime, this place will be magic with wildflowers in full bloom. This path passes summer Yak pastures. The trek leads past Tongba and Gyele villages to reach Dole with a super view of Khumbila and Tawache 6,542 m. Overnight at tea-house in Dole.

Walking 5-6 hrs.
Accommodation Lodge
Altitude 4,200 m/13,776 ft

The morning walk from Dole leads with a climb above the valley, where the rhododendron forest stops, giving way to smaller bushes of juniper as you gain altitude slowly. Finally, the walk leads on a level path for an hour to Lhabarma Kharka and to Luza at 4,390m; and then skirting around a ridge downhill to Macherma village.  Arriving at Macherma for lunch and overnight stop with time in the afternoon for a short walk or just relax. Overnight at tea-house in Machermo.

Walking 6-7hrs
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 4,450 m/14,599 ft.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

From this small settlement, our walks continue to Gokyo 3rd Lake, following a scenic path to Pangka small area, and then descend slightly, following one of the glacial fed rivers which flows from Ngozumba Glacier of high world 6the highest Cho-Oyu and other adjoining peaks. The walk leads to a climb by the side of a glacier, passing the first lake and the second lake, crossing the path to reach the third lake known as Dudh Pokhari or Gokyo Lake a summer settlement with fantastic views of Mt. Cho Oyo and Gyachung Kang that reflects on emerald green waters of Gokyo Lake in Gokyo valley. Overnight at tea-house in Gokyo.

Walking 5-7 hrs.
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 4,750 m/15,580 ft.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Morning hike uphill to Gokyo Ri is one of the highlights of this trip, a small peak above the lake, Gokyo Ri at 5,357m offers a panorama of Mt. Cho Oyo, Gyachung Kang, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cholatse, Taweche and far as to Mt. Makalu. After a wonderful stop at Gokyo Ri, head downhill to Gokyo for lunch, an afternoon short walk of a few hours to Dragnak, a small place located at the foot of Ngozumba glacier. Overnight at tea-house in Thangnak.

Walking 6-7 hrs.
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 4,700 m/15,400 ft.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Starting the early morning with a steady climb to reach the top at Tsho-la pass after 3-4 hours of a tough climb, the top of Tsho-la offers close views of Cholatse and Nirekha peaks then descend to a small hidden valley at Dzong-la for an overnight stop. In snow condition, this route can be quite difficult and the guide will decide whether it is possible to proceed or retrace to another safe area. Overnight at tea-house in Dzongla.

Walking 6-8 hrs.
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 5,387 m/17,673 ft.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

After Dzongla, climb uphill for short while then on a nice path to reach above Thugla ( Dugla) on the midway of Pheriche-Dingboche and Lobuche, with views of Taboche, Cholatse, Lobuche, Pumori, Amadablam. Climb to a ridge of Thug-la pass with many stone memorials of unfortunate climbers who died on Everest-Lhotse-Pumori expeditions. From this lovely spot, an hour more of pleasant walk brings you to Lobuche on route Everest base camp. Overnight at tea-house in Lobuche.

Walking 6-7 hrs
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 4,930 m/ 16170 ft.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Today reaching one of the highlights of this adventure to Everest Base Camp, walk for a few hours with a short steep climb in between over glacier and moraine, reaching Gorakshep, beneath Mt. Pumori and Kalapathar. The walk continues towards Everest Base Camp, at base camp enjoy the view of Khumbu Ice Fall and glaciers, and after a lifetime experience return back to Gorakshep for an overnight stop. Overnight at tea-house in Gorak Shep.

Walking 6-8 hrs.
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 5,364 m/17598 ft.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Early morning hike on top of Kalapathar at 5,545 meters, the highest point of this adventure, offering incredible views of mountains including Mt. Everest at close distance, after a great moment return to Gorakshep for breakfast and continue to walk to Thugla, and then downhill to Pheriche windy valley after a nice pleasant walk reaching at Pheriche for night stop. Overnight at tea-house in Pheriche.

Walking 6-7 hrs.
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 4,280 m/14,041 ft.)

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

We are descending even further down today to Namche Bazaar at an elevation of 3,440 m meters above sea level. It is a beautiful walk on a mostly downhill trail going past beautiful villages and incredible Himalayan landscapes of the Khumbu region. We will be enjoying the natural and cultural wonders of the section for about six hours before we reach Namche Bazaar. Overnight at tea-house in Namche Bazaar.

Walking 5-6 hrs.
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 3,440 m/ 11,286 ft.)

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

We are going to complete the Everest base camp trek on the 12th day of the 14 days trip. We enjoy every moment of the last day of the trek in the Everest region. Once we reach Lukla, we see off our very supportive trekking crew. We can go around Lukla town to explore some of its hidden beauty. Overnight at tea-house in Lukla.

Walking 6-7 hrs.
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 2,804 m/ 9,200 ft.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

We take another beautiful flight to Kathmandu in the morning saying goodbye to the Everest region and Gokyo valley. Once we reach the hotel and check-in, we will have the rest of the day at leisure. Go for some exploration of Kathmandu or souvenir shopping or find some trekkers’ massage or simply wander around. Overnight at 3 star rated hotel in Kathmandu.

Walking 35 min
Accommodation 3*Hotel
Meals B D
Altitude 1,320 m/4,330 ft.)

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

We will depart you to the international airport Kathmandu.

Car 15min
Meals B

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner


What's Included

  • Airport pick up and drops international and domestic.
  • Complete departure information, About the trek, flight ticket, guide, altitude sickness, and reconfirmation and extend visa service(if necessary) and extra tour service before the trek starts.
  • 1 night 3 star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu only 15 kg luggage allowed. (10 kg Big bag & 5 kg handbag)
  • Trek flight from Kathmandu to Lukla & Kathmandu for members and involved staff.
  • Private transportation pick up and drop off.
  • Nice clean mountain accommodation throughout the trek.
  •  Full board meals i.e. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner throughout the trek.
  • Twin-share lodge/tea house accommodation during the trek.
  • As per group size experience, government licensed holder trek guide, helpful & friendly porters (1 porter =2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff.(5 trekkers=1 assistant guide)
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers’ Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport-size photos for permits)
  • Sagarmatha National Park (Mt. Everest) trek permit fee.
  • Life Himalaya trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map, sleeping bag, and down jackets
  • First Aid kits, and oxi-meters for the staff and the groups.
  • Services coordination for emergency and rescue operations
  • Government taxes & office service charge
  • Achievement certificates

What's Excluded

  • Travel insurance which covers 6000,m emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa charge.
  • All beverages and other personal expenses.
  • Snacks and other personal expenses.
  • Battery charge, hot showers & international phone calls.
  • Service not mentioned above.

Note: Please Kindly bring Travel insurance | Passport | passport size photo at Orientation Meeting before the trek departure.

Route Map

World Highest Base Camp Trek

Gokyo Valley and Everest Base Camp Trek - Essential Information

Gokyo Valley and Everest Base Camp’s trekking journey starts with a scenic flight to Lukla- the gateway of the Everest region. Then we start our trekking towards the beautiful Sherpa village of Phakding & Jorsalle and colorful landscapes to reach Namche Bazaar. After acclimatization, we walk through Khumjung, Dole, and Machermo village towards Gokyo Valley- ‘the death valley’. Then we climb the top of Gokyo RI for a tremendous view of the world’s highest peaks and glacial lakes. We then trek to Thangnak and cross the great adventurous Cho-La pass to head towards the Everest Base Camp.

Next, we join the popular trekking route and trek to Gorakshep and Everest base camp. Then we hike the Kalapatthar- the best viewpoint of the Khumbu region. Then we continue our trek descending towards Lobuche, Pheriche, Tengboche, and towards Namche Bazaar. Lastly, we trek back to Lukla and take a scenic flight toward the capital city Kathmandu.

Life Himalaya Trekking operates the best remarkable trek to Gokyo Valley and the Everest base camp trek via Cho-La pass in the Everest region of Nepal. Everest base camp and Gokyo lakes trek are one of the best choices for those who have a passion to gain lifetime memorable experience with valuable movements. We run this trek with a high-quality service along with safety and security and highly professional guides and porters who have decades of experience leading you in the high Himalayas. We run this Everest Gokyo lake trekking as per your time frame, budget, and needs without any worries.

Required Equipments for the Trip

Different types of equipments are required to fully enjoy your trip in Nepal. The required equipment may depend on the trip type, weather conditions, season and the maximum altitude of the trip.

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