Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake Trek – 18 days

Panoramic view from Cho La Pass
Country Nepal Max-Altitude 5,550m/18,204ft
Trip StartKathmandu Trip End Kathmandu
Group Size Min 2, Max 12
Meals Breakfast in Kathmandu and full board meals during the trek
Accommodation 3 nights in deluxe 4-star hotel in Kathmandu, 14 nights in a tea house lodge / hotel during the trek
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    Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake Trek is an exhilarating loop trek that takes you to the spectacular Gokyo Valley, the high mountain pass of  Cho La, and finally to Everest Base Camp. You will reach EBC via the less crowded and rarely visited Gokyo Lakes.


    Feel the adrenaline rush as you ascend the Cho La Pass, Gokyo Ri, and Kala Patthar and find yourself surrounded by four of the highest mountains in the world – Mount Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and Lhotse. The emerald Gokyo Lakes, the endless Nzogumpa and Khumbu Glaciers, the frozen Khumbu Icefall, and the awe-inspiring Himalayan panorama will keep you captivated.


    Starting from Lukla, you take a slow ascent to Phakding and then to Namche Bazaar, where you spend an extra night for acclimatization. The journey takes you past an idyllic alpine landscape peppered with vast swathes of pine and rhododendron forests, thundering glacial rivers, waterfalls, and Sherpa villages with charming stone cottages.


    After Namche, you leave the busy EBC trail and take the less traveled route to Gokyo Valley. Dramatic vistas open up as you trek above the treeline. At Gokyo Valley, you witness the world's highest freshwater lake system and experience Ngozumpa, the longest glacier in the Himalayas. You cross the Cho La pass, one of the three high passes in Khumbu, and enter the Everest Base Camp.


    Your return trek starts with a sunrise hike to the viewpoint of Kala Patthar. Following the Imja River Valley, you traverse through the ancient settlements of Tengboche and Pangboche and finally retrace your steps to Lukla via Namche.


    This 18-day adventure takes you on a walk that you will cherish forever. It is said that the mountains have a way of changing you, and we are sure that you will find a stronger and better version of yourself by the end of this trek.

    Why Do Trekkers Like You Love This Itinerary?

    • Classic trek to Everest Base Camp via a less crowded and wildly beautiful Gokyo Valley
    • Walk close to 4 of the highest mountains in the world – Mount Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Makalu
    • Hikes to Gokyo Ri, Kala Patthar, and Hotel Everest View for 360-degree views of Mount Everest and other giants
    • Traverse the Gokyo Lakes, the highest freshwater lake system in the world
    • Glacier walk along the Ngozumpa, the longest glacier in the Himalayas
    • Cross Cho La Pass, one of the famous three high passes in Khumbu
    • Stay overnight at comfortable teahouses run by local Sherpa families
    • Safe trekking under the guidance of experienced local guides

    When Is The Best Time To Go?

    The best months for the Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake Trek are from March to May and September to November.

    The weather remains calm and stable during these months. The skies remain mostly clear, offering unimpeded views of the mountains.

    Is This The Right Trip For You?

    • A high level of physical fitness is required
    • Long hours of walking (sometimes 8-9 hours) in high altitude
    • Dirt trails at the lower reaches and rocky and uneven paths covered with ice and snow at the higher reaches
    • No technical climbing is involved. But the walks may be long with steep inclines.
    • The highest elevation you will reach is 5550 meters at Kala Patthar
    • The crossing of Cho La pass involves climbing past rocky boulders and the icy Ngozumpa Glacier
    • At higher elevations, the teahouses offer only basic amenities

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    What’s Included

    Price Includes
    • Airport transfers to/from hotel
    • 4-star deluxe hotel with breakfast, 3 nights in Kathmandu
    • Standard & comfortable, clean & hygienic teahouse accommodation during the trek
    • All accommodations on twin-sharing basis
    • Breakfasts in Kathmandu, full board meals during the trek (breakfast/lunch/dinner)
    • Guided excursions with local, fully trained, certified, English speaking professional trek leader, assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
    • Sherpa porters for carrying luggage. (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
    • Staff salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and accommodation
    • All ground transportation in comfortable private vehicle(s)
    • Round trip domestic flights from Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu
    • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, duffel bag, T-Shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after the trip)
    • A comprehensive medical kit
    • All necessary paperwork and permits (National park permit)
    • All taxes payable to central and state governments
    • Farewell dinner
    What's Not Included
    • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
    • Extra night accommodation, if required (in Kathmandu)
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
    • Any optional activities other than above included the ones during the free time
    • International flights
    • Travel and rescue insurance
    • Tips for staff
    • Services not mentioned in the ‘Trip Cost Included’ section
    • Personal expenses such as phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, shower etc.
    • Lodging and dining in Kathmandu, in case of early arrival than the scheduled date from the trek

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    Note: Extollo Adventures reserves the right to amend the itinerary in case of unforeseen circumstances: weather conditions, flight delays and cancellations, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc, can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The tour leader will, and can make the changes for safety reasons and also to improve the trip as well as your experience. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, so one needs to be flexible, if required

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    Accommodation and meals

    While you travel, we will follow two types of accommodations. You will spend 3 nights in Kathmandu at the deluxe 4-star hotel and 14 nights in standard, clean and comfortable tea-houses during the trek. All accommodations for Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake Trek will be on a twin-sharing basis. Single supplement will be provided on request, at an additional cost (690 USD). However, a single supplement may not be feasible all the time especially at higher elevations above Namche Bazaar.

    During our Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake Trek, you can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well as the common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.). Breakfast and dinner are served from the tea-houses or from a lodge menu where you spend the night, whereas lunch will be served on the way to the next destination. All meals will be provided during trekking whereas only breakfast will be available while in Kathmandu. There will also be a Farewell Dinner hosted by Extollo Adventures upon your return from the successful excursion.

    Additional Information

    Have you read our ‘Trip FAQs'? We have answered your each and every possible question; kindly have a glance through them. If you wish to discuss any aspect of this trip, please feel free to contact us by email or directly call us at +1-855-986-5623.