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Everest Base Camp – Gokyo Valley Trek

Trip Duration: 18 Days

Highlights of Everest Base Camp – Gokyo Valley Trek

  • Adventure on both sides of Khumbu valley with Gokyo and Everest base camp
  • Hike to scenic Gokyo-Ri and the highest spot of the journey on top Kalapathar
  • Crossing high Cho-la pass to reach the world’s number one Everest base camp
  • Enjoy the beautiful scenery of high peaks and lakes at scenic Gokyo Valley
  • Explore immense cultural villages of highlanders the Sherpa people
  • From green woodland to remorseless fields of ice and glaciers on high Khumbu
Trip Profile:
  • Trip Mode: Hotel while in cities with local Lodge on treks
  • Trek Grade: Moderate to Adventurous.
  • Highest elevation gain: Gokyo Ri 5,357 m, Cho-la 5,430 m, Everest BC 5,364m and Kalapathar 5,545 m high.
  • Daily walks: Minimum of 3-4 hrs to maximum -07 hrs.
  • Trek duration: 13 Nights and 14 Days (Lukla to Lukla)
  • Total Trip: 17 Nights and 18 Days (Kathmandu-Kathmandu.

Everest Base Camp – Gokyo Valley Trek Overview

Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Valley Trekking with Adventure Alpine Gorkha Treks & Expeditions lead you to fascinating time with great marvelous adventure to experience, on best both sides of high Khumbu valley within Everest area. Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Valley Trekking, truly an amazing and wonderful visiting beautiful scenic Gokyo lakes and hike up to Gokyo-Ri for a stunning panorama of world four highest mountains that include Everest, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu with Makalu and series of peaks.Beside incredible close views of high mountains where walk leads you to enjoy the impressive culture of native Sherpa villages interwoven with Buddhism religion of great interest of age-old traditions and custom. Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Valley Trekking begin with short air-journey to land at Lukla town. The trail leads to follow scenic Dudh Kosi River valley filled with green woodland of rhododendron and pine trees, and then reach high at famous Namche Bazaar.

At Namche Bazaar is the time for acclimatization and to explore, its scenic viewpoints and streets of Namche Bazaar full of shops and stores with many facilities for visitors. From Namche leaving the main trail of Everest base camp, where route diverts to scenic and beautiful country of high Khumbu to reach Gokyo Valley, its many glacial lakes enclosed within the array of giant peaks includes high Mt. Cho-Oyu.

Gokyo hike to Gokyo-Ri view top for a glorious panorama of the mountain range and, then heading towards our next adventure destination crossing high Cho-la pass to reach at Everest Base Camp right beneath massive Khumbu Ice-Fall and glaciers. Enjoying marvelous moments at base camp return journey leads to climbing on top high Kalapathar at 5,545 m offers close views of Pumori and Everest at a mere distance with another chain of peaks.

Completing lifetime dream destinations head back to Lukla via the scenic trail to Thyangboche Monastery and Namche Bazaar where scenic flight brings you back at Kathmandu, after a tremendously enjoyable experience and adventure on Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Valley Trekking.

Best Seasons for Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Valley Trekking

March to May springtime will be the best time when wild-flowers especially the rhododendron (Nepal national flower) in full bloom, which the walk more appealing with beautiful, bright morning till afternoon, with some chances of rains sometimes.

October to early December another best months around Autumn/Fall and pre-winter, when most of the days are clear for views and walks but can be much colder and freezing as altitude gains with chances of snow sometimes.

Monsoon months from mid June to mid September a wet rainy seasons where less number of trekkers venture and some lodge in mid monsoon and mid-winter lodge can be closed sometimes due to harsh and wet climate which makes the walking trails much harder and slippery, but much greener hills with lush vegetation in wet seasons, so the choice as per your holidays for Nepal and for Everest Gokyo Valley Trekking.

Everest Base Camp – Gokyo Valley Trek Short Outline Itinerary
  • Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu via various airlines and transfer to hotel.
  • Day 02: In Kathmandu options for sightseeing tour and trek preparation.
  • Day 03: Fly to Lukla 2,820 m (35 mins) and walk to Phakding 2,654 m- 04 hrs.
  • Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m- 06 hrs.
  • Day 05: In Namche for rest and acclimatization with short hike.
  • Day 06: Trek to Dole 4,110 m – 05 hrs.
  • Day 07: Trek to Machhermo 4,470 m – 4 hrs.
  • Day 08: Trek to Gokyo Lake 4,810 m – 04 hrs.
  • Day 09: Hike to Gokyo-Ri afternoon walk to Thangnak 4,645 m – 04 hrs.
  • Day 10: Cross Cho-la pass 5,430m descend to Dzong-la 4,830m-07 hrs.
  • Day 11: Trek to Lobuche 4,890 m – 05 hrs.
  • Day 12: Trek to Everest Base Camp 5,365 m and at Gorakshep 5,180 m-06 hrs
  • Day 13: Climb Kalapathar 5,545 m and walk to Pangboche 3,900 m-06 hrs.
  • Day 14: Trek to Namche Bazaar via Thyangboche 3,867 m – 06 hrs.
  • Day 15: Trek to Lukla – 06 hrs.
  • Day 16: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
  • Day 17:  In Kathmandu for individual activities or short sightseeing tour.
  • Day 18: International Departure homeward bound or respective countries.

Everest Base Camp – Gokyo Valley Trek Detailed Itinerary


01
Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu via various airlines and transfer to hotel.
  • Reaching Kathmandu received by our staff and guide
  • Adventure Alpine Gorkha Treks transfer to your respective hotel
  • Explore around the streets of Kathmandu and Thamel area.
  • Trek briefing includes welcome dinner in authentic Nepalese restaurants with culture programs of the country.
02
Day 02: In Kathmandu options for sightseeing tour and trek preparation.
  • Time Kathmandu preparation for Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Valley trek
  • Options for sightseeing tour around Kathmandu at places of interest.
03
Day 03: Fly to Lukla 2,820 m (35 mins) and walk to Phakding 2,654 m- 04 hrs.
  • As per morning flight time transfer to Kathmandu domestic air-terminal
  • Fly to Lukla of 30-35 mins scenic flight with views of Everest and other high peaks
  • From Lukla walk to Phakding on downhill trail with few short ups.
  • After 3-4 hrs of good scenic walks overnight in Phakding village
04
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m- 06 hrs.
  • From Phakding follow Dudh Kosi River upstream to Monjo and into Sagarmatha
    National Park
  • Walk to Jorsalle and climb high to reach at famous Namche Bazaar after lunch at Jorsalle.
  • At Namche Bazaar for two overnights with afternoon free to relax and enjoy Views
05
Day 05: In Namche for rest and acclimatization with short hike.
  • At Namche rest day for acclimatization and short hike to scenic view-point
  • Suggested walk above Namche to national park museum with grand views
  • Other options climb high to Everest View Hotel for best views of Everest.
06
Day 06: Trek to Dole 4,110 m - 05 hrs.
  • Walk uphill above Namche and climb to Mong Hill and enjoy views of peaks with
    Everest
  • Downhill to Phortse-Tenga near Dudh Kosi River within forest surrounding
  • Lunch at Phortse Tenga and climb for few hours to reach Dole for overnight stop
07
Day 07: Trek to Machhermo 4,470 m - 4 hrs.
  • From dole leaving tree lines behind for barren country to Machhermo
  • Uphill with gradual climb towards Luza and on top Machhermo hill with views of Cho-Oyu and downhill to Machhermo for lunch with overnight stop
  • Afternoon at leisure and rest and enjoy the views of mountains.
08
Day 08: Trek to Gokyo Lake 4,810 m - 04 hrs.
  • Morning walk short up and on gradual uphill path and climb towards Goyo first
    Lake after few hours from Machhermo
  • Reach the third main lake of Gokyo after walking second lake.
  • At Gokyo for lunch and overnight stop with afternoon free for leisure walks.
09
Day 09: Hike to Gokyo-Ri afternoon walk to Thangnak 4,645 m - 04 hrs.
  • Morning hike up to Gokyo Ri for fabulous panorama of world’s highest Mountain with sunrise views
  • Enjoy scenery of Gokyo valley and lakes with Ngozumba glacier below.
  • Walk to Gokyo for breakfast and lunch with afternoon slow walk to Thangnak at the base of Chola pass (Tsho-la) for overnight stop.
10
Day 10: Cross Cho-la pass 5,430m descend to Dzongla 4,830m-07 hrs.
  • Early morning start climb over rocks and moraine and reach the top of Cho-la pass
  • Enjoy views of Nirekha, Lobuche peaks, Cholatse and walk downhill to Dzongla for overnight stop after great hard day over Cho-la pass.
11
Day 11: Trek to Lobuche 4,890 m - 05 hrs.
  • Morning walk on good uphill path to meet the junction trail of Cho-la and Thugla
    to reach at Lobuche for overnight stop in a nice cozy lodge with views of
    Mt. Nuptse.
12
Day 12: Trek to Everest Base Camp 5,365 m and at Gorakshep 5,180 m-06 hrs
  • Trek to Everest Base Camp with refreshing rest at Gorakshep
  • From Gorakshep walk further east through rocks, moraine and glacier
  • Reach Everest Base Camp and enjoy views of Khumbu Ice-Fall and glacier
  • Walk back to Gorakshep for overnight stop after a great exciting day
13
Day 13: Climb Kalapathar 5,545 m and walk to Pangboche 3,900 m-06 hrs.
  • Morning climb on to Kalapathar and enjoy close views of Everest and Pumori
  • Descend to Gorakshep and walk back to Lobuche and Thugla
  • From Thugla route diverts to Pheriche valley unto Pangboche for overnight stop
14
Day 14: Trek to Namche Bazaar - 06 hrs.
  • Retrace the journey back to Namche Bazaar via Thyangboche
  • Overnight at Namche with afternoon free for rest and short walks
15
Day 15: Trek to Lukla - 06 hrs.
  • From Namche downhill to Sagarmatha National Park unto Phakding
  • After Phakding few hours walk with last final climb to Lukla
  • On reaching Lukla transfer to nice cozy lodge for last night in Khumbu and Everest region
16
Day 16: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
  • Morning after breakfast fly to Kathmandu
  • Reaching Kathmandu transfer to hotel with evening free at leisure
    (Flight of 35 minutes to reach Kathmandu from Lukla on scenic air journey)
17
Day 17: In Kathmandu for individual activities or short sightseeing tour.
  • Free and spare day in Kathmandu to relax from Everest Base Camp & Gokyo Valley trekking
  • Rest or join for optional sightseeing tour at places of interest
  • Enjoy individual activities and shopping souvenirs with last day in Nepal.
18
Day 18: International Departure homeward bound or respective countries.
  • Depart from the hotel as per your time for international flights.
  • Adventure Alpine Gorkha Treks guides and staff transfer you to Kathmandu International airport
  • Farwell with grand memories of Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Valley trekking adventure of great experience

Frequently Asked Questions


Is it really tough walk on Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Valley Trek?

Good physical fitness with good medical background and doing some exercise before the trek will add to an advantage for this wonderful adventure, on this trek itineraries designed with flexible days to cope with acclimatization before reaching our main highlight destinations.

Walking is not tough except for some long hour days on crossing Cho-la pass and from Namche to Lukla, actually it is not a big problem only with long days walks.

When can I book for Gokyo and Everest Base Camp Trekking?

Depending upon your time and duration for the trek you can book this trip at least 2-3 weeks ahead from our departure dates for the trek, with advance payment as per the norms and rules of the company.

Make sure that you have checked your medical and physical fitness before signing the trip and as well purchasing medical and travel insurance which is very important for this kind of adventurous treks in Nepal Himalaya.

How many people will be in the group?

From minimum 3-4 person in the group with maximum of 10-15 persons in the group, in some cases we do allow booking for single person as well, running independent at extra cost than in groups.

Which is the best time for Gokyo and Everest Base Camp Trekking?

As per the season wise, best time from March to May, when most of the day is clear with minimum temperatures of 0° to 20° Celsius depending upon the altitude and areas.

Where most of the morning till mid days clears for views and walks, sometimes afternoon can get overcast with chances of light rains and snow.

March to May will be lively with wild-flowers in full bloom especially various species of rhododendron (national flower of Nepal) from trees to short bushes.

What type of facilities to expect on lodge and Tea-House on Treks?

Tea-House and Lodge on route trekking standard and good lodges with nice room accommodations, serving excellent food menu as per altitude and season wise.

Higher area above 4,000 m where lodges are available but due to freezing cold temperatures in night and morning time where they have toilets are outside, with some inside as common bath rooms and rest rooms. All rooms and dining are warm with fire place to heat makes it cozy to make your stay much pleasant and enjoyable.

What about electricity and network for cell-phones?

Most places have electricity on trekking run by hydro and solar power after Namche and Thyangboche, where much of electric supply are private and individual of the lodge owners with sun / solar power to activate electric just for the lodge and as well for customers to charge their computers and cell-phones.

Some places do have networks for cell phones and as well for internets like Wi-Fi above Dingboche and some areas due to high peaks and hills, the networks are disturbed in deep areas like around river gorge areas.

At present all local people in villages do have cell-phones with good network connection just in bad weather where line can be disturbed sometimes due bad weather and at places located in deep gorge area.

What happens if some is sick and have to break the trek?

AAG guides are expert with good knowledge for emergency and medical purpose, depending pon the seriousness of the victims if it is much critical where nearest medical attention needed, we call for immediate evacuation for Helicopter services to reach the victims to nearest medical station and hospital.

For light AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness), resting and drinking enough fluid leaving an extra guide to take care of sick clients till he / she recovers on route treks or help them to descend to safer areas and taking an advance flight back to Kathmandu.

How are meals in lodges and hygiene wise on treks?

Meals are prepared according to your choice of menu items, all foods are carefully prepared with much hygiene concern, avoiding from complaints and reputation of the lodges, as they have been serving for more than two decades to world-wide travelers.

Do people could get sick while on treks and why?

To be on healthy side before and after treks get advice from your guides what will be the best food to order while on treks, we strongly suggest staying away from meats items in the first place, as it is not hygienic could be stale meat of a week time or more. If you go with vegetarian for sometimes will be the best options to stay healthy till you get immune to local environment and culture.

What happens if some is sick and have to break the trek?

In this situation where our guides are well equipped with knowledge for emergency and medical purpose, depending upon the seriousness of the victims if it is much critical where nearest medical attention needed, we call for immediate evacuation for Helicopter services to reach the victims to nearest medical station and hospital.

For light AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness), resting and drinking enough fluid leaving an extra guide to take care of sick clients till he / she recovers on route treks or help them to descend to safer areas and taking an advance flight back to Kathmandu.

Where do Sherpa come from?

Sherpa a tribe of Himalaya spread out throughout Nepal and in Northern India as well, where most are concentrated in Solu and Khumbu district of Mid-East Nepal a Tibetan origin, in Tibetan language Sher means East and pa for people.

Meaning East People of Tibet migrated to Nepal more than past 500 years of history, Sherpa men are the pioneer in mountaineering and guiding on treks and mountains, they are born mountaineers, where history shows late Tenzing Norgay Sherpa who first conquered Mt. Everest in May 29th 1953 with British Expeditions. At present many mountaineering expeditions are fully depended on Sherpa climbers to leads the climb to various mountains summit around Himalaya.

Cost Includes
  • Airport/hotel pick up and Drop.
  • Kathmandu full day Sightseeing with transportation and tour guide.
  • Kathmandu Accommodation 3star standard Hotel as per BB plan
  • Flights Kathmandu–Lukla–Kathmandu (Weight limit: 10 kg main baggage and 5 kg hand per passenger/flight)
  • All necessary paper work and trekking permits (National Park permit and TIMS)
  • An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and local porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Guide and porter salaries, insurance, equipment, transport, food and lodging
  • All accommodation during the trek.
  • A well English speak and Government trained guide who have minimum 15years Experience.
  • Three Meals a day (breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek.
  • Seasonal fresh fruits deserts every day
  • Trekking equipment: down filled sleeping bag, and duffel bag
  • Souvenir; T -shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • A comprehensive First Aid kit
  • All government and local taxes
Cost Excludes
  • Nepal visa arrangement (more on Nepal Visa Information)
  • International airfares
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Added night/s accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, delayed departure, early return from mountain (due to any cause) than the programmed itinerary
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the programmed itinerary)
  • Alcoholic drinks and cold drinks
  • Personal expenses such as phone calls, bar bills, laundry, battery recharge, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, extra porters, etc.)
  • Personal equipment and clothing
  • Tipping (tip is expected but not mandatory)
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in Price Includes section.

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by Michele Sclocchi on Alpine Adventure Gorkha Treks

Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Valley Trek
I had just finished my Everest base camp trek via Gokayo valley trek. It was such a wonderful journey made with my two best friend organize by Adventure Alpine Gorkha Treks (AAGT). Mr. Thakur is such a kind personality, he is doing all management of our trip and he is quickly response our inquiry. We had outstanding view of mountain range because of the clear weather.
Our guide Binaya was fantastic and always take care us. My friend Kim was suffering from the altitude problem but our guide provide organic medicine to avoid altitude sickness problem and one more acclimatized in Namche. It will very helpful to keep our base camp trek via Gokyo valley .we easily accomplish of this incredible our world highest Mount Everest journey. Our porter Bikash and kiran also amazing and take care to us. This makes our trip more fun and life time achievement.
Thus I had like to very much thankful to the Mr. Thakur and his team.

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Trip Facts
  • Trip Duration: 18 Days

  • Destination: Nepal

  • Group Size: 2-12 People

  • Difficulty: Moderate to Adventurous

  • Altitude: Kalapathar 5,545 m

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