Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake Trek


Lhotse Everest View Point
Mount Everest & Lhotse View from close to Everest View Hotel.

Gokyo Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal – a highly admired trek in the Everest region. Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes, recognized for the series of beautiful turquoise lakes in the Gokyo valley and the famous Cho La Pass, takes us through the landmarks of the Khumbu region in the company of majestically soaring mountains.

Gokyo Valley: The sparkling, pristine blue and green waters of the Gokyo Lakes are one of Nepal’s most memorable sights. They comprise the highest freshwater lake system in the world, at around 5,000 meters. The Gokyo Lakes trek is ideal for people who want to trek in the Everest region, but who want more variety of views and fewer nights spent at very high altitude.

Gorakshep Village Everest
Gorakshep Village and Sourroung Mountain including Khumbu Glacier.

Everest Base Camp: This high-altitude trek through Sherpa country brings you to the base of the world’s tallest peak. You’ll pass hilltop monasteries, Himalayan market towns, and craggy peaks as you follow in the footsteps of famous mountaineers—eventually making your way to the iconic starting point for all Everest expeditions.

Highlights of Gokyo Everest Base Camp Trek 

1. Stand at the shores of a chain of six turquoises, glacial-fed lakes
2. Hike along Ngozumpa Glacier, the largest glacier in the Himalaya
3. Climb Gokyo Ri (5,357 m) for spectacular views of Everest, Lhotse, and Cho Oyu
4. Watch the sunset on Mt. Everest & Lhotse from Kala Patthar viewpoint
5. Experience and learn about Sherpa culture, who have made this region their home
6. Sip tea or coffee at one of the world’s highest markets, Namche Bazaar
7. Experience ground zero for all Everest expeditions at the foot of the Khumbu Ice Fall

Trekkers walking back from Kalapathar 5.550m.

Itinerary Overview of 

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Fly to Lukla 2800m. & trek to Phakding (2,10m.), 3-4h.
Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m.), 7-8h.
Day 04: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar.
Day 05: Namche to Tyangboche (3,860m), 6-7h.
Day 06: Tyangboche to Dingboche (4,410m), 7-8h.
Day 07: Acclimatization day at Dingboche.
Day 08: Dingboche to Lobuche (4,910m), 6-7h.
Day 09: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,364m) and back to Gorakshep (5,160m), 7-8h.
Day 10: Early hike Kala Patthar (5,640m) & trek to Zong La (4,830m), 6-7h.
Day 11: Trek to Dragnak (4,700m) via Cho La Pass (5,420m.), 8-9h.
Day 12: Trek to Gokyo Lake (4,800m.), 3-4h.Day 13: Day Hike to Gokyo Ri peak (5,360m.), 3-4h.
Day 14: Trek to Dole (4,200m), 6-7h.Day 15: Trek to Namche (3440m.), 6-7h.
Day 16: Trek to Lukla (2,835m.), 6-7h.
Day 17: Lukla to Kathmandu by 40-minute flight.
Day 18: Trip End after breakfast with us,

Trip Cost: 1850 US $ PP


1. Arrival & Departure: Airport – Hotel transfers – Airport (Pick Up and Drop)

2. Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu: 2 nights hotel in Kathmandu on bed & breakfast Basis- Twin Bedroom

4. Permit: All necessary paper works: Sagarmatha National Park permits, TIMS permit & conservation entry fee

5. Insurance: Insurance for all involved Nepalese staff during

6. Trekking Map: Everest Region Trekking map

7. Member transportation: Air Transportation: (Domestic Flight) Fly from Kathmandu – Lukla & returning Lukla – Kathmandu, with Guide as per itinerary.

8. Stuffs Transportation: Necessary all equipment Transportation for all.

9. Member Luggage: Up to 12 Kg per member for personal baggage during the trek carrying by porters

10. Lodging & Food: Food 3 meals a day (BDL; including tea and coffee) Breakfast, lunch, and dinner from the guesthouses you are staying at. You could pick anything on the menu, which had western options or Nepali options. You can eat pancakes, Pasta, pizza, and burgers or you can go for the 24-hr Nepali Power Dal Bhat.

12. Porter: Porters (2 trekkers: 1 porter) during the trek

13. Staff Salary and allowance

14. Comprehensive Medical kit



1. Air Fare: International flight fare (to/from Kathmandu) Personal transportation beyond the aforementioned programs

2. Nepal entry Visa fee

3. Lunch & Dinner: Lunch & dinner during the stay in Kathmandu (also in case of early return from Trekking than the scheduled itinerary)

4. Extra nights in Kathmandu: Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary

5. Rescue Evacuation: Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation cost if required. (Rescue, Repatriation, Medication, Medical Tests and Hospitalization costs.)

6. Personal Expenses: Telephone, Internet, battery recharge, shower, Laundry, any Alcoholic beverages, Boiled, water, beer, coke, and Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Insurance, Personal Trekking Gears & Equipment.

7. $30 USD for an extra porter per day (If extra porter demanded)

8. Tips: Tips for Guide, porters, and staffs (Avg. US 15$ per day per member)

Note: At times Trekkers have been delayed in Lukla awaiting return to KTM. During these times when Airplane cannot fly, Helicopter flight can be arranged (subject to their availability). The cost is approximately $400 paid by the trekker

Any other item not listed in “Price Includes” section


Minimum Group size: 2 Person, Maximum Group size: 20++

BOOKING A TRIP: A booking is confirmed only after receiving a copy of the passport and certain deposits from clients. Once the company receives the booking deposit a client will receive a confirmation invoice or email. From this stage, the booking agreement between the company and the customer will be applicable.

DEPOSIT REQUIREMENTS: Community Trek requests a minimum of 20% deposit of the total trip cost before making the confirmation. The remaining amount should pay before commerce the trip.

PAYMENT METHODS: Trip Confirmation Deposit can be made by Bank Transfer, Money Transfer Services.

Here is Booking Terms & Condition in details please read out before final trip booking…

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Full Itinerary

  • Day 01

    Arrival in Kathmandu and trip preparation

    Upon our arrival in Kathmandu, a representative from Community Trek will pick us up from the airport and take us to our hotel. In the afternoon, there will be a pre-trip discussion where we can meet our trek leader and other team members. We can use this time to ask any questions about our trip to the management and trek leader.

    (1,300 meters/4,245ft) (Hotel)
  • Day 02

    Fly to Lukla & Trek to Phakding

    The day starts with an early morning fly from Kathmandu to the tine airstrip of Lukla. The scenic flight duration is just above 40 minutes so don’t forget to take your cameras, although you’ll have a second chance of taking beautiful snaps on the way back to Katmandu. Upon landing, while the guides and porters will divide the baggage you can have a good look around, take pictures and get prepared for adventure. Depending upon the time we land at Lukla, we might have our lunch there. From Lukla, we will walk to Phakding village. The walk is fairly easy and we will stay overnight in Phakding. We can spend our evening strolling around the village.

    (30 min) (2,800m/9,186ft - 2,652m/8,700ft) (3 - 4 hours) (Lodge)
  • Day 03

    Phakding to Namche Bazaar

    Our day’s hike will start after having breakfast. We will start by walking along the banks of Dudh Koshi River and we will have to cross this river twice in the same day. We will then arrive at a small village called Monjo. Monjo is the gateway to Sagarmatha National Park. After entering the National Park, we will descend to Bhote Koshi River upon which we arrive at Jorsalle village. We will walk further from there heading off to Namche Bazaar, a prosperous trade hub in the lap of the Himalayas which is also the capital of the Khumbu region. We will stay overnight at a hotel in Namche Bazaar.

    (3,440m/11,283ft) (3 - 4 hours) (Lodge)
  • Day 04

    Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar

    After having ascended an altitude of 3,440 m (11,253ft), we will use the day for acclimatization. It is very important to have our body prepared for further ascending. You will have the day at your disposal and you can choose to do whatever you wish. One option can be to walk up to the Everest View Point Hotel and enjoy the view it offers. You can also choose to have a walk around Namche Bazaar and observe the local proceedings and lifestyle. If it is Saturday, there will be the traditional “Saturday Market” which is a wonderful experience and a great market to explore. There is also Sherpa Museum in Namche which would be the place to visit if you are interested into Sherpa’s culture and history.

    (3,440m/11,283ft) (Lodge)
  • Day 05

    Trek to Dole

    The trek continues on a well maintained path in the morning with towering mountains on almost every direction. After passing a couple of teahouses at Kyangjuma, the path climbs to a different valley leaving the traditional Everest Trail and crosses Mong La and drops down to Phortse Tenga. With the disappearing views of Taboche peak (6501 meters) and Chola Tse (6440 meters), the trail slowly climbs and reaches Dole.

    (4,200 m/13,779 ft ) (3 - 4 hours) (Lodge)
  • Day 06

    Trek to Machhermo

    Leaving the tree line behind, the day starts with a brief climb followed by another, but more gradual climb for the rest of day. The trail passes through a couple of tea shops at Luza and finally reaches Machhermo with Cho Oyu (8201 meters) appearing to the north.

    (4,400 m/14,435 ft ) (4 - 5 hours) (Lodge)
  • Day 07

    Trek to Gokyo

    The trail moves up into the valley on an easy terrain and starts getting steeper near the lakes of the Gokyo Valley. After passing two smaller lakes, the trail leads to the third lake commonly known as the Gokyo Lake with Cho Oyo (8201 meters) towering in the background.

    (4,790 m/15,715 ft ) (4 hours) (Lodge)
  • Day 08

    Climb Gokyo Ri (5357 m/17,570 ft) and trek to Thangna

    We spend another day in Gokyo to acclimatize to the high altitude. An early morning climb to Gokyo Ri (3 hours approximately) offers stunning views of Cho Oyo (8201 meters), Makalu (8463 meters), Lhotse (8516 meters) and Everest (884 8meters); four of the top ten highest points on the planet. Apart from these, many more mountains of the Khumbu region can be enjoyed from Gokyo Ri, making it a popular viewpoint in the region. Breakfast at Gokyo is followed by a return to the trail crosses the longest glacier of Nepal, Ngozumpa Glacier. Thangna is located under a huge rock face, across the Ngozumpa Glacier.

    (Gokyo Ri 5357m. and Thangna 4,790m. ) (Lodge)
  • Day 09

    Cross Cho La and trek to Dzong Lha

    Another early start to the day leads to a steep climb to the top of the pass. A steep drop follows a brief walk on the glacier into a new valley with Cho La Tse (6440 meters) towering to the southeast and Ama Dablam (6812 meters) appearing towards east. The terrain starts to get easier and finally reaches Dzong Lha. This day is both the thoughest and the longest day of the trek and the most basic accommodation of the whole trek at Dzong Lha does not help neither.

    (5,330 m/17,486 ft ) (6 - 7 hours) (Lodge)
  • Day 10

    Trek to Lobuche

    The trail undulates in the morning but slowly starts to get gradually straight later in the day. The terrain feels easier compared to the previous day and joins the traditional Everest trail as we get closer to the end of the day. Once on the main trail, a short gradual climb leads to Lobuche.

    (4,970 m/16,305 ft ) (4 hours) (Lodge)
  • Day 11

    Trek to Gorak Shep & hike to Everest Base Camp

    For those of you who are doing the Everest Base Camp Trek for the first time, the day starts with a mixture of excitement and anxiety. Today you will be hiking up to the Everest Base Camp. This wil be the most challenging day of the trek and at the same time the most fulfilling as well. The base camp is situated above 5,000m (16,000ft).
    We start off by hiking to Gorak Shep first. It is a small village sitting on the top a small frozen lake buried under sand. We will have our lunch there and hike further following the trails of the Khumbu Glacier. On the way you will catch the glimpse of an intimidating black rock the world knows by the name of Mt. Everest. The way will lead us to the Everest Base Camp. Have you ever heard or read that Mt. Everest cannot be seen from the Everest Base Camp? You will find the answer yourself. We will spend quality time exploring the base camp and surrounding areas before returning back to Gorak Shep and spend the night there.

    (5,160m/16,929ft - 5,320m/17,450ft) (6 - 7 hours) (Lodge)
  • Day 12

    Early hike to Kala Patthar & trek back to Pheriche

    Our first destination for the day will be Kala Patthar. We will start especially early and your guide will arrange everything for the early departure. The reason behind leaving that early is to reach Kala Patthar before sunrise. Kala Patthar provides the most wonderful sight for a sunrise contemplation over Mt. Everest and other Himalayan peaks such as Nuptse, Ama Dablam and Pumori. You would definitely not want to miss that. It will take a couple of hours to reach Kala Patthar from Gorak Shep. We will take our time, enjoying what Kala Patthar has to offer before heading down to Gorak Shep and then to Pheriche to stay overnight there.

    (5,550m/18,204ft) (Lodge)
  • Day 13

    Pheriche to Namche

    From now onward, it’s all about descending. So our pace will be faster than earlier and the walks will be easier. The beauty of the Himalayan terrain will never leave us along the way. We will spend the night in Namche Bazar.

    (3,867m. ) (8-9h) (Lodge)
  • Day 14

    Namche to Lukla

    After having breakfast you will be a trek back to Lukla which contains approximately 8 hours walk. You will be staying at Mountain lodge in Lukla. On the way to Lukla, you will enjoy the vegetation, natural beauty, glaciers, rivers, and different animals of the Himalayan region.

    (2,800m.) (8-9h) (Lodge)
  • Day 15

    Fly back to Kathmandu

    We catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu after our long mountain journey. Over night at Hotel.

    (30 Minute Flight ) (1,300m. ) (Hotel) (Hotel)
  • Day 16

    Departure from Kathmandu

    Your adventure in Nepal comes to an end today! A representative from Community Trek will take you to the airport, approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way home you’ll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

    (Airport drop by private transport) (Hotel)
  • Note


Gear list

The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The packed weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG.

♂ You must bring the following items:
1. Hiking boots
2. Socks
3. Trekking trousers/pants
4. Waterproof overtrousers/rainpants
5. Baselayer shirts
6. Casual shirt and/or T-shirts
7. Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater
8. Waterproof jacket
9. Sunhat
10. Warm hat
11. Sunglasses
12. Thermal gloves
13. Warm and waterproof over gloves or mittens
14. Headtorch/Headlamp with spare bulb and batteries
15. Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
16. Water bottles 1 L.
17. Antibacterial handwash
18. Small towel
19. Daypack, 25/30Litres
20. Trekking poles
21. Sleeping bag 4 or 5 seasons * (rated down to – 20ºC)
22. Warm jacket (down)*

♂ Basic First Aid Kit including:
A broad spectrum antibiotic, antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), altitude (Diamox), painkillers, plasters (band-aids) and blister treatment, insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite) and Glucose tablets.

Note: Walking pole, down jacket, sleeping bag, etc available on hire in Kathmandu.



♂ What about Lukla Flight?
Because of bad weather, we could face problems with domestic flights to/from Lukla (Delayed or even cancelled). It is very rare, but it could happen even in the best trekking season. Thus, we always recommend you to add supplement night/s in Kathmandu after your trek if that is possible for you (just in case). Trekkers need to be prepared for all weather conditions. In the Himalayas weather can cancel or delay the scheduled flight(s) to/from Lukla airport. To be sure that you make your trek, or return from it, it may be necessary to make this flight by a chartered helicopter. Helicopters can operate in some weather that aircraft cannot. Should a helicopter be needed, it will be at the expense of the trekkers, and not something covered by Community Trek Please keep approximately USD 500 (one way) accessible in case this situation presents itself. This suggested amount is in addition to the emergency fund suggested below.

Hopefully, weather delays will not occur, or if they do it will be for a limited time. Should the delays stretch into days and neither helicopter nor flight are a viable option, a collective decision will be made by the group on how to proceed. This is especially true if the delays are prior to the trek, as the original trek may no longer be feasible. Your Guide will be there to help with this process.

Is this Everest Base Camp Trek suitable for all? 
Everest Base Camp Trek requires that you walk on an average of 6-7 hours every day, excluding the rest days. You will be hiking uphill every day from the day you land in Lukla until the day you climb up to Kalapathar. The highest point of this tour is almost 18,000 feet above sea level.

Naturally, this requires a certain degree of fitness. Everest Base Camp Trek is recommended only for people in good health and fitness with some experience of trekking behind them. There is no restriction of upper age on this tour; your fitness is what matters. Minors who wish to be part of this tour must be accompanied by an adult.

Due to the altitudes, this Everest Base Camp Trek may not be suitable for people with heart ailments, chronic problems related to lungs and those with high blood pressure related problems. If you have experienced serious altitude sickness in the past that required hospitalization, this tour is not recommended for you. This Trek is also not suitable for people with thyroid-related problems. If you are in doubt, please check with your doctor before signing up on this Trek.

Is there Drones allow? 
Please note that drones and the flying of drones are prohibited in Nepal. If you violate these regulations the police may take you into custody.


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Trip Facts

  •  Trip Duration:  17 Days
  •  Activities:  Trekking
  •  Country:  Nepal
  •  Group Size:  2- 12 persons
  •  Price:  From 1850 US $
  •  Trip Style:  Lodge
  •  Diffculty:  Hard
  •  Best Season:  Mar - May & Sept - Nov
  •  Transport:  Car, Jeep, Bus

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