Everest & Gokyo Lake Trek

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Trip Details

Start/End: Kathmandu to Kathmandu

Duration: 19 days

Difficulty: Hard to Strenuous

Maximum Elevation: 5,545m (Kalapatthar)

Best Time: October - November & March - April

Accommodation: Lodges/Tea houses

The trekking includes a scenic mountain flight from Lukla to Phakding heading towards Namche Bazaar through the bank of Dudhkoshi River. We continue to rise towards Gorak Shep and climb to an amazing up-close viewpoint of Everest called Kala Patthar (5,545m). The route passes through Tengboche, a divine location with a desirable monastery, where we rest and savour the incredible scenery, including magnificent views of Everest, Ama Dablam (6,856m), Kantega (6,809m), Kwangde (6,194m), Nuptse (7,879m), Lhotse (8,511m) and lots of more trekking peaks of the Khumbu region.

After Chola pass, the trail to Gokyo gradually descends down the valley navigating through birch and rhododendron forests where we can see the elusive Moschus moschiferus here and there on the way. While returning from the Gokyo Lakes, we pass through small yak-grazing settlements. We climb the Gokyo Ri (5,480m) and luxuriate in stunning summit mountain scenery consisting of Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyo, and Lhotse. The views of Ama Dablam and Taweche are splendid.

Although trekking to Everest & Gokyo Lake trek is comparatively challenging, it offers superb views of the high Himalayas and a bird's eye view of glacier lakes in Gokyo valley. During the trekking, you will encounter various local villages and monasteries that provide you with delights into the Buddhist religion, culture, and tradition. Everest & Gokyo Lake trek will be your life's most adventurous holiday with sweet memories. 


Trip Itinerary

Day 01: Pick up from International airport and transfer to hotel

Day 02: Fly to Lukla (2,860 m / 9,383 ft) and continue trek to Phakding (2,610 m / 8,563 ft)

Day 03: Trek Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m / 11,286 ft)

Day 04: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar

Day 05: Trek to Tengboche (3,870 m / 12,696 ft)

Day 06: Trek to Dingboche (4,410 m / 14,470 ft)

Day 07: Acclimatization day ( Ascend to Nangkarthang Peak)

Day 08: Trek to Lobuche (4,910 m / 16,174 ft)

Day 09: Trek to Gorakshep (5,160 m / 16,929 ft) and day walk to Everest Base Camp in the afternoon (5,360 m / 17,585 ft)

Day 10: Ascend to Kalapathar (5,545 m / 18,192 ft) in the morning and trek back to Lobuche

Day 11: Trek Lobuche to Dzongla (4,830 m / 15,850 ft)

Day 12: Trek Dzongla to Thangnak (4,700 m / 15,419 ft) after crossing Chola La pass (5,368 m / 17,611 ft)

Day 13: Trek to Gokyo (4,750 m / 15,583 ft)

Day 14: Ascend Goyo Ri (5,357 m / 17,575 ft) and trek to Machhermo (4,470 m / 14,665 ft)

Day 15: Trek to Namche Bazaar

Day 16: Trek back to Lukla

Day 17: Fly back to Kathmandu

Day 18: Free day in Kathmandu

Day 19: Final departure, drop at the international airport

Trip Info

Highlights of Everest & Gokyo lake Trek

  • Trek along the longest Glacier of the Nepalese Himalayas - Ngozumpa Glacier
  • Encounter the stunning mountain views of the Everest region including Mt. Everest (the tallest peak in the world), Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Makalu, etc
  • Explore the pleasing Gokyo valley and magnificent Gokyo lakes
  • Unique culture and lifestyle of Sherpa’s
  • Amazing views after ascending Gokyo Ri and Kala Patthar
  • Trek into the shadow of the highest peak on earth - Everest Base Camp

Fixed Departure


  1. 3 star rated Hotel in Kathmandu with twin share room (BB plan)
  2. Meals and accomodation on the trek (Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners with hot drinks)
  3. Government licensed English and Hindi speaking local guide
  4. The required number of local staff and porters
  5. Ground transfers as appropriate for trekking itinerary
  6. Airfares as appropriate for internal flight transfer as part of trekking itinerary
  7. Appropriate trekking permits, fees and government taxes
  8. Medical kit (Necessary equipments for healthcare)
  9. Refundable Down jacket and Duffle bag for trekking


  1. International flight to/from Kathmandu
  2. Your own travel/trekking insurance
  3. Appropriate visa fees
  4. Soft and hard beverages on the trek
  5. Personal trekking equipment/gears
  6. Tip for trekking staff and driver
  7. Any other expenses which are not mentioned on the cost price included section.

Trip Review

Tivani Wongtongson 1 year ago

Cairns, Queensland

I am forever thankful to our wonderful Nepali guides Khadka Rai and Bir Bahadur Rai who guided me and Tim on the Khumbu trek via several high altitude routes eg. Chola Pass (5,420m), Gokyo Ri (5,357m), Chhukung Ri (5,546m). The only time I experienced altitude sickness was when we ascended Kala Patthar (5,644m) where I had stomach ache and mild nausea. Our guide Khadka kept checking in with me to make sure I was ok. We went super slow and ensured plenty of time to acclimatize, for example, we were advised to stay extra days in Khumjung which helped tremendously. If anyone is planning to go trekking in Nepal, I highly recommend these experienced guides.

Ryan Chapell 5 years ago

Our trip to Nepal was a very special one. We had been planning a wedding but my wife and I decided that having a large wedding with many people was not the way we wanted to go so we decided to hike up to Mt. Everest base camp and do a private wedding there. We were put in touch with Bir Rai through a friend that highly recommended him. We were not disappointed. The trip was well planned and the guide Kadkar was highly knowledgable about the area and the people and wildlife there. The trip was very special to us and we have an amazing story to tell about our wedding. I can’t recommend Bir Rai and Kadkar highly enough, they really made our wedding the trip of a lifetime.

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