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Gokyo-EBC Lake Trek 2024

This trek starts from Lukla and reaches the destination – Everest Base Camp, via Gokyo and Cho La Pass. During the trek you will accomplish more by small peaks including Gokyo Ri (5,357 m/ 17,575 ft) and Kalapatthar (5,545 m/18,192 ft) to get an amazing view of Mt. Everest and other mountain range. The view includes: Mt. Everest (8,848 m./29,029 ft) – the crown of the world, Mt. Makalu (8,485 m/ 27,838 ft), Cho Oyu (8,201 m/ 26,906 ft), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m/ 27,940 ft), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m/ 25,791 ft), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m/ 22,349 ft), Mt. Pumori (7,161 m/23,494 ft), Mt. Thamserku (6,608 m/ 21,680 ft), ), Kantenga(6782m/22250ft), ChoLatse(6440m/21128ft), Tawache(6495m/21309) and others.

This route is full of escapades. You pass through various Sherpa villages like Namche Bazar – the trading town between Nepal and Tibet, Khumjung, Pangboche etc. Cultural differences and uniqueness within the differences are exceptional things to experience. Upon returning we will follow a slightly different route which gives you with ample new places to count on. We assure you, this is one of the best we have to offer to you.

Itinerary in Detail

12 to 29 October 2024 ( 2 spare days)

Day 1 - Sun 13: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300 m/4265ft)

According to your arrival time, our representative will be there to greet you at the airport. You will then be taken to the respective hotel, where you check-in. After a short rest and time to freshen up, we will then show you Thamel – one of the busiest tourist areas. You can look up for ATMs, money changer, shops, retailers, gears or any other necessities that you require. You will then be taken to our office for tour briefing. Overnight will be spent at the hotel.

Day 2 - Mon 14: Kathmandu – Lukla (2,860 m/9383ft) fly– Trek to Phakding (2, ,610 m/ 8,563 ft)/ 30 mins, 3.30 hrs walk

Flight may go from Ramechhap as well, if so you need to get drive from Kathmandu for 4 hrs and way back same. Walk 8km.

We drive you to domestic airport early morning for a flight to Lukla. A flight of 30 mins flying over Nepal’s mid-hills and mountains parallel to the Himalayan ranges will be an amazing adventurous experience on its own. Landing on an airstrip of a beautiful town Lukla – gateway to the Everest trek, you will stop for a short while to fix your luggage, meet with crew members, and have a cup of tea/coffee to start the day.

You then walk on a gently sloped landscape towards Phakding and spend your night at a local lodge in the bank of beautiful Dudh Koshi river.

Day 3 - Tue 15: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,286 ft)/ 5 hrs walk 14km

The second day of your trek will be an exciting yet challenging walk and informative as well since you enter the Sagarmatha National Park. The first part of the walk is beautiful along the Dudh Koshi river in the pine and deodar cedar forest with couple of small settlements. As you approach just below the ridge of Namche, you cross the highest hanging bridge – hold your breath if you suffer from Acrophobia or Gephyrophobia.

For the last part, you walk steep two to three hours uphill in the pine forest to reach Namche Bazaar. It used to be a trading post for Tibetan and Nepali merchants who cross over the high Himalayan pass called Nang Pa La pass (5,806 m/ 19,050 ft). Early trans-Himalayan trading place, Namche still holds its prominence for local market place.You spend two nights in this town.

Day 4 - Wed 16: Rest and Acclimatization above Namche Bazaar ,1.5 to 4.5 hrs. 3 -12km

Today we take early breakfast than we hike for acclimatization. Embarking on a journey to Sagarmatha National Park Museum at Namche Bazaar top Visitors immerse themselves in the museum's wealth of knowledge, delving into the secrets of towering peaks including Mt Everest.The diverse fauna and flora that reign over the terrain, and the rich tapestry of Sherpa culture. The narratives of countless trekkers and climbers add a human touch to the immersive experience than Passing by the Syangboche old airstrip to Everest view hotel the hilltop provides first view of magical Himalayan range including Mt.Everest(8848m/ 29028.87) Taboche Peak (6,367 m/ 20,889 ft), Lhotse (8,516 m/ 27,940 ft)Peak-38 and Ama Dablam (6,812 m/ 22,349 ft), Thamserku (6,608 m/21,680 ft) and others. After spending sometimes we back to Namchebazar for Overnight

Day 5 - Thus 17: Namche Bazaar to Khumjung village( 3790m/12434.38ft) 3 hrs walk 8km

After breakfast you walk uphill same way as yesterday until Syngbouche the old airstrip than the trail gracefully leads us to Khumjung Village,Nestled in the Khumjung Valley, this biggest Sherpa village in khumbu region unveils its charm, with notable attractions such as the Khumjung Monastery atop a hill, housing a preserved skull believed by locals to be that of a Yeti, and the Hillary School, founded by the legendary Sir Edmund Hillary himself – both deserving of exploration.You will reach khumjung for lunch so you have time to explore aorund the village.Overnight at lopdge.

Ful in the Rhododendron Forest – those blooms in Spring. You can see various wildlife here including Himalayan Thar, Deer, Himalayan Monal and others. From Phorsethanga Uphill and soem gradual walk to Dole for overnight stay in the lodge in Phortse Tenga.

Day 06 - Fri 18: Trek from Khumjung village to Dole (4038 m/13,248 ft) 5 hrs walk: 14km

Ater breakfast we hike gentle uphill to beautiful place Mong La from where you can witness amazing views of mountains then descend to Phortse Thanga. The trail down to Tenga is beautiful in the Rhododendron Forest – those blooms in Spring. You can see various wildlife here including Himalayan Thar, Deer, Himalayan Monal and others.From Phorsethanga Uphill and some gradul walk to Dole for overnight stay in the lodge.

Day 7 - Sat 19: Dole to Machhermo (4,470 m/ 14,665 ft) 5 hrs walk 6km

You can enjoy morning panoramic view of Thamserku and Kantanga at the back side. Dole onwards it is barred alpine region without tree. Lunch at Lapharma and pass small pastureland at Luza to reach Machhermo. Being located near the glacial stream, this place is cold but cozy. You can visit a temporary clinic to know about altitude sickness operated by Himalayan Rescue Association. You spend the night at a local lodge.

Day 8 - Sun 20: Trek Machhermo to Gokyo Lake (4,790 m/ 15,715 ft) 5 hrs walk 8km

As soon as we leave Machhermo and climb short steep stretch to the Chorten located atop, the view of mountains are magnificent. Every second of our hard trek will prove worth it given the scenic pleasure we get to witness. We then make our way to Pangka – a place where rather sad incident of avalanche killed more than 40 people in 1995. After we reach the river bed, we pass Ngozumba glacier on our right then we climb up and reach the first lake of Gokyo. Taking an inspiration and walking further will take us to the mesmerizing third lake of Gokyo passing second lake on our way. We spend the night at valley of Gokyo in a local lodge.

Day 9 Mon 21: Hike to Gokyo RI (5,362 m/ 17,575 ft) and Trek to Thangnak (4,700 m/ 15,419ft) 8 hrs walk 10km

We begin our day to Gokyo Ri to catch the stunning sunrise over the mountains. The distance is not too long but the challenging terrain full of rock, and boulders make this hike difficult.

From the top we get to experience the most mesmerizing mountain view including three eight thousands’Peaks Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu, Cho Oyu and other surrounding peaks. After the Gokyo Ri, we then walk cross huge Ngozumba glacier – the longest Himalayan glacier which takes about two hours to cross. We spent our night at the local lodge in Thagnak.

Day 10 - Tue 22: Cross Cho La pass (5,420 m/ 17,782 ft), trek to Dzongla (4,830 m/15,846 ft ) 10hrs walk 10km

Your big day starts with the pre-dawn/early morning walk. The weather to be considered to start the trek. Hiking to the Base Camp of Cho La pass is gradual uphill in the gentle slope. From Base Camp, you need to climb the steepest route on this trek and complete the Cho La Pass. The trekking is physically demanding as you must then descend down the rocky trail to Dzongla which is pretty long. Rest for the day at Dzongla in a local lodge.

The trail climb through narrow valley and rocky .From teh pass top you can enjoy the kyajo ri, tengkangpoche, Number, Kangchung and Ama Dablam, presides over a range of mountains on the south even as cholaste soar on the west.After the chola pass trail desends stepply towards the Dzonglha passing some revasses and pine forest before reach Dzongla we have good view of Cholaste,Ama Dablam and Lobuche.Finally you reach Dzongla for overnight at basic tea house.

Day 11 - Wed 23: Trek Dzongla to Lobuche (4,910 m/ 16,108 ft) 4 hrs walk 7km

This day we walk for a short period of time. We walk observing all the sights and mountains and lakes visible and redeem our energy which was lost the day before from tiresome walk. Our walk to the yak pasture of Lobuche is filled with views of panoramas. The views of the mountains will never get tiring, once we reach Lobuche we rest for the day and spend our night at the local lodge.

Day 12 - Thu 24: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/ 17,598 ft) then back to Gorakshep (5,164m/ 16,942 ft) 8 hours walk 12km

After a very early breakfast your another big day begins. You set for Everest Base Camp! The beginning of the trail is beautiful on a gentle slope with view of the mountains at 360 degree. You walk in the moraines parallel to Khumbu Glacier which is visible from near to Gorakshep – small town where you are sleeping for tonight.

Once you reach Gorakshep, eat some meal and get ready for the Base Camp. The trail is winding in the glacial moraines and on the rocks. the base camp from where you take a closer look of Khumbu glacier and can even walk crossing it. The view of Mt. Everest from Base Camp is not very clear though.

This Base Camp located in the southern face is used by the expeditions. If you reach here in March -May, you will see hundreds of colorful tents by climbers. You will then return back to Gorakhshep after spending some time at the Base Camp. Stay at the lodge in Gorakhshep for the night.

Day 13 - Fri 25: Hike up to Kalapatthar (5,545 m/ 18,192 ft)-trek down to Pheriche (4,371m/14,340 ft) 8 hrs walk 16km

You start the thrilling day at pre-dawn by climbing Kalapatthar You will catch the sunrise over the Himalayan peaks if your pace and health help you. Kalapatthar offers 360 degree views of the mountains including the tallest Mt. Everest, Lhotse face, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Taboche, Cholatse, Lobuche East and Pumori. Enjoy your climb which is worth doing. After this climb down to your lodge.

After breakfast be ready for the long walk back to Pheriche. A bit further to Lobuche, you will take a new route down to Pheriche. In Dhugla top, you can walk around the memorial chorterns dedicated to those climbers who lost their lives in the Everest region.

Day 14 - Sat 26: Trek from Pheriche to Namche (3,800 m/ 12,467 ft) via Tengbuche 8 hrs walk 19km

From Periche we take a slightly different route down to Orsho then to Pangboche village. Here is the oldest monastery in the region which contains what is said to be the scalp and bones of a Yeti, or abominable snowmanthe. Leaving mountains behind us our descent takes us through Tengboche Monastery at elevation of 3860 meters before continuing back to the town of Namche BazaarWe arrive back at Namche Bazaar in the afternoon. Overnight at Lodge.

Day 15 - Sun 27: Trek from Namche – Lukla (2,840 m/ 9,317 ft) 8 hrs Walk 19km

From Namche, we trek the same way as before trek down the trail reach Monjo. The trekking is steeply down routed. From Monjo we trek alongside Dudh Koshi passing the beautiful Phakding again on our way. Upon reaching Lukla, we thank our crew members and celebrate the completion of our trip. We spend our final night in the mountain air staying at a local lodge.

Day 16 - Mon 28: Spare day

Day 17 - Tue 29: Lukla – Kathmandu (1300 m) fly 30 mins

We take a thrilling flight to Kathmandu. The flight will bring changes in air and leave mountain fresh air back, but you get to rest your body after a long trek. You will get good food after weeks of limited optioned meal in the Himalayas. We transfer you to hotel and leave you for the day to explore nearest market and relax. You will spend the night at hotel.

Day 18 - Wed 30: Departure Day Or Extend Holiday for white water rafting = Chitwan N Park

You will be dropped off at the Kathmandu International Airport as per your flight schedule. This marks your last day in Nepal, our representative will bid you final goodbye.

Other Trek Detail


  • Pound : 1200 ( 12 Pax basis)

Single Supplementary:

  • Pound : 275

Cost Includes: 

  • Airport Pick up and Drop.
  • 3 star standard (Nepal’s standard) hotels with breakfast in Kathmandu.
  • Tea house (Lodge) accommodation  All meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) three times a day  Tea Coffee (3 times a day).
  • A professional trekking guide, Porter (Helper) and assistant guide for group size above 5 trekkers  Air ticket Kathmandu - Lukla –Kathmandu ) or Ramechhap-Lukla-Ramechhap
  • All food, drinks, Lodge, salary, Insurance, medical equipment, all transport for Trekking Staff  Trekking Permit (TIMS).
  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit.
  • Down Jacket, a sleeping bag, Fleece liner and a duffel bag.
  • First aid medicine box with oximeter.
  • All government taxes. Cost Excludes
  • Any bar bills (alcoholic drinks, mineral water, and cold drinks), cigarettes, client’s personal insurance, and any kind of unforeseen expenses.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Tips for Guide Porter & Driver  Anything that is not mentioned in Inclusion.  

What to bring

This list outlines the required things to bring during the trekking tours. There are various selections and brands that you can choose as per your interest. All required trekking equipments can be bought or even hired easily at a reasonable price in Kathmandu.


  1. 1) Down sleeping bag (you can borrow with us if required)
  2. Duffel or Rucksack bag (you can borrow it from us if required)
  3. Daypack
  4. Down Jacket (you can borrow with us if required)
  5. Fleece liner (you can borrow with us if required)
  6. Walking poles (Walking poles are optional but recommended, and you can borrow with us if required)
  7. Water bottle with purification tablets.
  8. Hand wash liquids
  9. Lip guard
  10. Sunblock cream
  11. Toiletry kit. Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.

Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes

  1. Cap and ears covering hat
  2. Glacier glasses
  3. Head torch
  4. Ear-muffs and neck warmer is another piece of gear for extra warmth (optional) 


  1. Hand gloves (One light pair and One warmer pair)


  1. T-shirts – few
  2. Light and weight thermal tops and warm thermal top
  3. Light jacket and vest
  4. Wind and rain jacket
  5. Shirts and warm shirts.

Lower Body – Legs

  1. Long and short hiking pants
  2. Lightweight and warm long underwear
  3. Rain and windproof trousers and warm trekking trousers.


  1. Thin and thick socks
  2. Trekking boots, light shoes, and sandal
  3. Trekking Gaiters

Medicines and First Aid Kits

(Our guide will carry first aid kit bag during the trek. We still recommend you to bring your personal first aid kit as you feel it necessary).

  1. Headache and fever medicine
  2. Ibuprofen for general aches and pains
  3. Burnt cream
  4. Imodium or Pepto Bismol capsules for upset stomach and diarrhea
  5. Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide). Please discuss with us before starting to take this medicine
  6. Antibiotics
  7. Blister treatments such as moleskin, hand plants and-aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, etc.


  1. Passport and extra passport photos (2 copies)
  2. Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money and passport
  3. Pocketknife
  4. Bandanas
  5. Favorite snack foods and energy bars
  6. Paperback books, cards, mp3 player. Avoid players with moving hardware as it may not function. Remember, keep these items lightweights.
  7. Binoculars
  8. Camera
All garments should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks or large puncture resistant plastic bags. 

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