Gokyo Trek via Everest Base Camp - 19 Days

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Duration: 19 Days
  • Trip Grade: Strenuous
  • Cost start: US$ 1390 (P/P)
  • Accomodation: Tea house/lodge
  • Trip Style: Trekking/hiking
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About Trip:

If you have the soul of an adventurer and the desire for a demanding and scenically rewarding hike then the Everest Gokyo trek may be the ideal choice for you. It's the perfect route through the Everest region, with every single day offering up dramatic landscapes and solitary valleys, formidable glaciers and picturesque villages, yak herders living in peaceful isolation amidst the lakes of Gokyo, the hospitality and pristine culture of the Sherpas, and the near matchless variety of flora and fauna of UNESCO-listed Sagarmatha National Park.

The trip commences with a dramatic flight to Lukla from Kathmandu that provides tantalizing glimpses of the journey's distant pathways through the region. From there the trek proper begins with a short hike to the village of Phakding, after which the trail leads on through rhododendron and conifer forests to the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar (3440m), where the town's famed weekend market might well be on show if the timing's favorable — the allotted rest day there to help acclimate to the altitude increases the chances. The legendary monastery of Tengboche (3860m) looms up on the following day, with its serene perspective on the distant peaks of the Himalayas and its long association with the mountain-climbing community's travels through the region.

The next destination on the trek is Dingboche (4410m), where another rest day for acclimation purposes allows for a climb to Chhukung Ri and its scenic outlook (5550m). Our final tea house stay is at Gorakshep (5140m), and from there the trail leads to the trek's legendary goal of Everest Base Camp and the roll call of famous climbers who've called it home temporarily, from Hillary and Tenzing Norgay through to the likes of Haston, Messner, and Steck. Kala Patthar (5550m) nearby offers astonishing panoramic views of the entire region, from Everest and Lhotse to Nuptse, AmaDablam, Pumari and a host of other Himalayan giants piercing the skies.

Cho La (5420m) is the last challenge on the route, offering up its own impressive views of the Himalayas before the trail descends to the natural splendor of Gokyo Valley and its string of beautiful high altitude lakes. The climb to nearby Gokyo Ri (5360m) offers further views of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu that are comparable to those from Kala Patthar, with hypnotic sunsets that have to be seen to be believed. The final leg leads down through the villages of Mechharmo, Dole, and Mong Danda back to Namche and on to Lukla for the return flight to Kathmandu.

If you're looking for the memories of a lifetime and the best all-round experience of the Everest region you can't go past the Everest Gokyo Trek, and if you'll allow us Nepal Trekking Experts can open the door to making the journey a reality for you. If you have further queries and prefer to customize the trek to suit your own preferences please feel free contact us to see what we can arrange.

Trip Highlights

  • Direct views of iconic Mt. Everest and its historic base camp, Lhotse and Khumbu Glacier
  • The multi-faceted wilderness of Sagarmatha National Park
  • The Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar and historic Tengboche Monastery
  • High points of Kala Patthar, Cho La and Gokyo Ri
  • The legendary Sherpas and their famed culture, hospitality, and peaceful Buddhist faith

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Greet at airport then transfer to your hotel.

Day 02: Free day for final trekking preparation

Day 03: Kathmandu to Lukla by flight then trek to Phakding (2610m, 4 hrs)

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m, 6 hrs)

Day 05: Acclimatization day (side trip around Everest View hotel)

Day 06: Namche to Tengboche (3860m, 5/6 hrs)

Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m, 6 hrs)

Day 08: Another acclimatization day (hike to Chhukung Ri 5550m or around the ridge discuss with guide)

Day 09: Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m, 6 hrs)

Day 10: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5140m, 7 hrs) Everest Base Camp (5364m) and back to Gorak Shep for overnight.

Day 11: Hike to Kala Patthar (5550m), then descend to Dzongla (4830m, 5-6 hrs)

Day 12: Dzongla to Dragnag (4700m, 7 hrs) via crossing Cho La 5420m.

Day 13: Dragnag to Goyko lakes (4790m, 3 hrs)

Day 14: Hike to Goyko Ri (5360m, 2 hrs) to explore one of the best view point of Everest region then back to Gokyo.

Day 15: Gokyo to Dole (4200m, 6 hrs)

Day 16: Dhole to Namche (6 hrs)

Day 17: Namche to Lukla (7 hrs)

Day 18: Lukla to Kathmandu by flight.

Day 19: Departure

Trip cost includes/excludes:

  • Complimentary airport pick up and drop off
  • Complimentary welcome dinner
  • Two night stay on arrival in Kathmandu in standard hotel with breakfast included (twin share basis)
  • All necessary trekking permits for Sagarmatha National Park, TIMS card, etc.
  • All accommodation during trek
  • Three meals a day during the trek
  • Fresh fruit each day if and when available
  • Complementary  duffel bag/agency T-shirt
  • Return flights between Kathmandu and Lukla
  • Government registered and first-aid trained professional local guide who speaks English
  • First-aid kit
  • Staff insurance, meals, accommodation, equipment, transportation etc.
  • Rescue arrangements if necessary
  • Agency service charge and government tax/VAT
  • Certificate of achievement
  • International airfare and  Nepal visa fee
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal Insurance, personal expenses, loss of property and theft etc.
  • Sightseeing costs (temples, monasteries, etc)
  • All beverages, snacks, and additional expenses such as laundry, hot showers, battery charging, Wifi, etc
  • Tip to staff

Note:- Above itinerary is just a guideline. If you are not satisfied please feel free customize your own. We are quite flexible to organize the way you prefer.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Greet at airport then transfer to your hotel.

Welcome at airport and transfer to your hotel. An introduction to your trekking program then the rest of the day at your leisure to enjoy the sights, sounds and culture of Kathmandu.

Day 02Free day for final trekking preparation

Day 03Kathmandu to Lukla by flight then trek to Phakding (2610m, 4 hrs)

Day 04Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m, 6 hrs)

Day 05Acclimatization day (side trip around Everest View hotel)

Day 06Namche to Tengboche (3860m, 5/6 hrs)

Day 07Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m, 6 hrs)

Day 08Another acclimatization day (hike to Chhukung Ri 5550m or around the ridge discuss with guide)

Day 09Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m, 6 hrs)

Day 10Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5140m, 7 hrs) Everest Base Camp (5364m) and back to Gorak Shep for overnight.

Day 11Hike to Kala Patthar (5550m), then descend to Dzongla (4830m, 5-6 hrs)

Day 12Dzongla to Dragnag (4700m, 7 hrs) via crossing Cho La 5420m.

Day 13Dragnag to Goyko lakes (4790m, 3 hrs)

Day 14Hike to Goyko Ri (5360m, 2 hrs) to explore one of the best view point of Everest region then back to Gokyo.

Day 15Gokyo to Dole (4200m, 6 hrs)

Day 16Dhole to Namche (6 hrs)

Day 17Namche to Lukla (7 hrs)

Day 18Lukla to Kathmandu by flight.

Day 19Departure

Departure Detail

Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
09 December, 2019 27 December, 2019 US $1390 Guaranteed
17 December, 2019 04 January, 2020 US $1390 Guaranteed
23 December, 2019 10 January, 2020 US $1390 Guaranteed
31 December, 2019 18 January, 2020 US $1390 Guaranteed

Useful Info

  • Respect the privacy of local people and kindly ask for permission before photographing them or their children
  • Appreciate and respect the local culture and customs
  • For your own personal safety always stay on the uphill side of a trail when being passed by donkeys.
  • In landslide zones either traverse them quickly or climb over and around if at all feasible
  • Smoking and drinking alcohol at altitudes above 3000 meters is not recommended
  • Drink a minimum of three liters of water per day
  • Remain aware of symptoms related to altitude sickness and be honest about any signs with yourself and your guide
  • Even when not mandated there are always benefits to using the invaluable services of a guide on a trek

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