Gokyo Valley to Everest Base Camp is one of the most adventurous treks of Everest region.


Highlights

  • Expereice of landing and taking off in Lukla airport
  • Expereice of landing and taking off in Lukla airport
  • Climb up Kalapathar (5,555m).
  • Gokyo Lakes and amazing view from Gokyo Ri
  • Crossing the Chola Pass (5360m)
  • Visiting on historical and religious places in Kathmandu
  • Exploring the base camp of world's tallest mountain Everest
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18 Days

Total Duration
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10.65 KM / 6.62 MILE

Average Dist. per Day
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Kathmandu

Starting Point
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Kathmandu

Ending Point
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6hrs

Average Time per Day
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1

Min. Group Size
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5,555m

Highest Point
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Details

Overview

Gokyo Valley to Everest Base Camp is one of the most adventurous treks of Everest region. It is also known as the Everest Circuit Trek. Start with a short scenic flight to Lukla and reach Everest Base Camp via Gokyo and Chola pass, and finish in Lukla.

Fly to Lukla from Kathmandu and follow the path to Phakding located at the bank of Dudhkoshi river for overnight stay. Walking along the river bank until we cross the highest suspension bridge beforing walking into the uphill forest. Top Dada is the point from where we can see the first view of Mt. Everest just before reaching Namche checkpoint. Namche is the trading town of Khumbu. Visiting sherpa museum, seeing the equipment, clothes and reading the history of first Everest ascenders Mr. Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary is something we can do here. Explore the Khumjung village. Sip coffee at Everest View Hotel marvelling at the mountains.

The views of mountains and Kantega Valley from Phortse Thanga is incredible. There are five lakes in Gokyo Region, one of which is near the guesthouse we’ll stay in. Trek up to Gokyo Ri which is in between Gokyo Lakes and Ngozumpa Glacier, that offers the marvelous views of 8,000m peaks, such as Mt. Everest (8,848m), Lhotse (8,516m), Cho Oyu (8,201m) and Makalu (8,464m) and many others above 6,000m.

Crossing the Chola Pass, glaciers and lakes, hiking up to Kalapathar and reaching base camp is a blissful moment and quite a feat on the trek. The mountains that surround us here is something to be savored and after reaching Everest Base Camp we start walking down through Periche via Thukla, which is a memorial pass. The monastery of Tengboche is a well-known monastery in the region and the only one that can be seen from the summit of Mt. Everest. Finally, continue down to Namche then Lukla and fly out to Kathmandu.

Itinerary

Welcome to Nepal! We will receive you the airport and transport you to hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel


Welcome to Nepal! We will receive you the airport and transport you to hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel


Wake up early in the morning and head to the the airport for a flight to Lukla. We take a packed breakfast today. After a short scenic flight to Lukla, we begin the trek, after meeting our local trekking staff. We reach Phakding today, located on the banks of Dhudhkoshi River.

Accommodation: Tea House / Mountain Lodge


Distance: 9kmHighest Point: 2840m
Start to Finish Elevation Change: 2840m to 2610m (approx. 3.5hrs)

Following Dudh Koshi River and then a climb to reach Namche takes approximately 6 hours. We cross the river several times, encountering yaks and mules along the trail. Finally, the trail on the banks finish and we start ascending on steep gradient up, crossing the highest suspension bridge of Everest Region. The climb is steep, so we walk with a comfortable pace. Finally we reach Namche, the biggest town in the region.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Mountain Lodge


Distance: 12kmHighest Point: 3441m
Start to Finish Elevation Change: 2610m to 3441m (approx. 6hrs)

Today is a rest day of the trek. It is very important to take rest and acclimatize as we gain altitude. Today you will hike up to Syangboche and visit a museum that belongs to Sherpa culture, and the history records of Mt. Everest expedition by Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary, the first ones to scale Everest. The view of Namche, Khumjung village, and the massive summits in front are stupendous from Syangboche.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Mountain Lodge


Distance: 5kmHighest Point: 3380m
Start to Finish Elevation Change: 3441m to 3880m (approx. 3hrs)

The trail gradually climbs to higher altitude today through rhododendron forests and juniper. We stick to the left trail from Sanasa, which follows the trail to Gokyo. Over grassland path we reach Mong La daanda where we can take a short break to absorb the beautiful views, before descending to Phortse Thanga.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Mountain Lodge


Distance: 9kmHighest Point: 3680m
Start to Finish Elevation Change: 3441m to 3680m (approx. 5hrs)

The journey today begins with a steep climb up, through pine forests. Along the trail, you can see beautiful waterfalls. Before reaching Dole you can see magnificent views of the valley down below as well as Mt. Cho Oyu on the horizon. Dole is a commercial town where you can have lunch if you feel hungry. The treeline finishes once we cross Dole.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Mountain Lodge


Distance: 14kmHighest Point: 4470m
Start to Finish Elevation Change: 3680m to 4470m (approx. 6.5hrs)

Today is fairly shorter than the previous day. We walk for about 4 hours to Gokyo. The beginning part of the trail is roughly steep up about 25 minutes and then almost flat till Phanga, which is also our tea break spot. Eventually, the trail goes gradually up for about an hour. The approach to the first lake is also steep up and narrow. From the first lake, it takes about 1.5 hrs to reach Gokyo Valley (4,790 m). We have lunch here after which there is enough time to explore the third lake Dudh Pokhari along with magnificent mountain views.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel


Distance: 8kmHighest Point: 4790m
Start to Finish Elevation Change: 4470m to 4790m (approx.4hrs)

An early morning hike up to Gokyo Ri (5383m) takes us to an amazing view point to see the mountains from. After, about 2.5-3 hrs hiking you will be on the top of Gokyo Ri, one of the highlights of the trip. From here, you can see a panoramic view of mountains including Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho-Oyu, Mt. Nuptse, Gyachung Khang, Numbur, Thamsherku, Cholatse and Tawoche in addition to Ngozumpa Glacier and Gokyo Valley and the lake by the side.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Mountain Lodge


Distance: 7kmHighest Point: 5383m
Start to Finish Elevation Change: 4790m to 4500m (approx. 3hrs)

Today the trip will start early in the morning before sunrise because we cross the Cho La Pass (5360m). It is highly recommended to cross the pass around 8am before the sun and the wind get too strong. The trip will start steeply up through rocky path. Once you reach the top, you will be rewarded by the astonishing views of the Himalayas. We head down from the pass on to Zongla, situated on the lap of Cholatse.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Mountain Lodge


Distance: 4kmHighest Point: 5360m
Start to Finish Elevation Change: 4500m to 4710m (approx. 3hrs)

After breakfast in Dzongla, the journey to Lobuche begins at around 7am. The trail today is easier than in previous days as it is on grassland. The view of Himalayas, Khumbu Valley, Cholatse Glacier Lakes, Thukla Pass and so froth make the walk really enjoyable. Crossing the base camp of Lobuche east, we reach the tiny Lobuche village. After lunch and a short rest, we walk up to the Khumbu glacier.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel


Distance: 7.5kmHighest Point: 4910m
Start to Finish Elevation Change: 4710m to 4910m (approx. 3hrs)

Today we walk to the main destination of the trek – Everest Base Camp. The rocky walk by the Khumbu glacier is quite rough and precarious on some bits, so do be careful. The first village we reach is Gorakshep where we have our lunch and continue to Everest Base Camp. On the way to Base Camp it is important to bring some snacks and water. Explore the Base Camp and return to the guesthouse which is about 5 hours up and down.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Mountain Lodge


Distance: 15kmHighest Point: 5365m
Start to Finish Elevation Change: 4910m to 5365m (approx. 8hrs)

This is also a challenging day. Early morning we hike up the Kalapathar to catch the sunrise. As we climb up the mountains come to an eye level. We get a panoramic view of the Khumbu mountains from the top. This is also the highest point of the trek, from where we can see Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lhotse and many others peaks. You make an easy descent to Gorakshep and have breakfast before trekking down to Pheriche, a tiny hamlet at the base of Taboche mountain.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel


Distance: 15kmHighest Point: 5555m
Start to Finish Elevation Change: 5170 m to 4270m (approx. 7hrs)

Our journey to Namche from Pheriche starts after breakfast. You will cross the village Pangboche and Imja Khola. A small climb up takes us to Tengboche, a hill station where sits the biggest monastery of the region. It is the only monastery that can be seen from the summit of Everest. After exploring the monastery trek down to Phungi Thanga and climb up to Sanasa. Finally on gradual ups we reach Namche Bazaar.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel


Distance: 22kmHighest Point: 4200m
Start to Finish Elevation Change: 4200m to 3441m (approx. 7hrs)

After trekking for 15 days in the region, we make our way to Lukla which will be our final stop in Solukhumbu region. For lunch, we stop at Phakding, a village that lies on the banks of Dudhkoshi River.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Mountain Lodge


Distance: 21 kmHighest Point: 3441m
Start to Finish Elevation Change: 3441m to 2840m (approx. 7hrs)

This morning you will flight out from Lukla to Kathmandu, and upon arrival your guide transfers you to the hotel. A good rest after a long trek will be crucial. In the evening, you have leisure time to stroll around Thamel and do any souvenir shopping if you like.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel


Highest Point: 2840mStart to Finish Elevation Change: 2840m to 1365m (approx. 35min)

Today is a leisure day, and you have the option of doing extra activities if you feel it. You can get more information in our Activities Page. And in the evening you will be served a farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with Nepali folk music and dance. It is also the time of reviewing the trip with your guide.

Extend your holidays in the Himalayas. It'll be amazing!! Options include: Chitwan National Park,

Bardiya National Park and Paragliding in Pokhara.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel


The trip concludes today. Your guide will drop you off at the international airport for your departure back home.

Meals included: Breakfast


Gokyo Valley to Everest Base Camp Trek Detailed map

Price Details

Price

Group Size Price per person
1 PAXUSD 1920
2 PAXUSD 1730
3-5 PAXUSD 1520
6-9 PAXUSD 1450
10+PAXUSD 1400

Valid until Dec 2020.

Includes

  • Farewell dinner one night before the client’s final departure in a typical Nepali Restaurant with culture dance. Your guide will accompany you.
  • From and to airport transfer to hotel on a private tourist vehicle.
  • Apex Asia Holiday provides English speaking local guide.
  • Accommodation, foods, insurance, salary, equipment, and medicine for field staff.
  • Trekking/tour permits, entrance fees.
  • All government taxes and official expenses.

Excludes

  • International airfare to and from Nepal.
  • Lunch and dinner in the city.
  • Personal trekking gears/equipment.
  • International Airfare and taxes
  • All drinks including bottled/boiled water along the trekking route
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal trekking/tour gear
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section

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Important Trip Info

In Nepal, there are two kinds of transport, public and private. We mostly recommend you to use the private than the public because the roads two ways that make traffic, and the private vehicle can avoid the traffic by choosing the proper time for less traffic.

Most of the activities in Nepal is in the high Himalaya. Where you can to think about the very quality of accommodation. The mountain lodge/ tea houses are least facilitate with neat and clean. However, in the cities, there are multiple options to chose the hotel from general guesthouse to a five-star hotel.

In Nepal, you will get the extensive food menu. From the international food menu to local foods. Dal Bhat is the main course of Nepal. Your guide will help you to choose the suitable food, on the trek and tour.

Trekking is the popular trekking ventures in Nepal, which is always in the High Himalaya and where we have the chance to get altitude sickness. So, it is highly recommended to learn more about the High Altitude Sickness before you start the trek. Hurry can be deadly in Nepal Himalaya. Walk slow, and give enough time to your body to fit in the high altitude. Drinking more water and stepping slowly with rest is the best protection against altitude sickness.

It is necessary to have travel insurance before you embark on any trip. The insurance policy should include the cost of medical expenses, any damage or loss of your luggage, and cancellation.

Nepal is one of the safe and more peaceful countries around the world. Even though you must have your Travel Insurance and the should cover the area which is on your itinerary.

Traveling is the way of getting in touch with the local peoples. It is important to recognize what is acceptable in the society, such as dresses, behaviors, and language. There might be different than your own country. Most of the people can communicate in English in the cities and also some touristy towns but if you have learned a few words Nepali, like greetings “Namaste” that make a huge difference.

Apex Asia Holidays always concern about the health and safety of the clients. Our guide carries a first aid kit with the directed medicine by the doctors. We also recommend you to discuss with your doctor about your visit at least a month ago. In case of severe or emergency, we transfer you to the nearest hospital. Safety is the first important for us as a responsible tour agency, so we do not take unnecessary risk.

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Depending on your requirements, we can make this a private trip for you and your group. Please mention this at the time of booking online.