Everest Base Camp & Gokyo Trekking Facts:
Activities: Trekking, Hiking and Sightseeing
Trip Duration: 19 N/ 20 D
Max Altitude: 5545m
Group Size: Min 2 pax
Trip Route: Kathmandu – Lukla – Monjo – Namche Bazaar – Tengboche – Dingboche – Dugla – Lobuche- Gorakshep – Everest Base Camp – Gorakshep – Kalapatthar – Lobuche – Gokyo – Dole – Dzongla – Namche Bazaar – Lukla – Kathmandu
Everest Base Camp & Gokyo Trek
Everest Base Camp (EBC) & Gokyo trekking is one of the most extraordinary adventures in the World- the trek path to the lap of Mount Everest (5545m) located at the eastern half on Nepal. The EBC is the land of the Himalaya offers extremely fantastic views of different mountains, Buddhist Monasteries, varieties of flora and fauna, a closer look to the Sherpa culture and beautiful sight seeing which would obviously make the trek more enjoyable.
During this trek, you will enjoy Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri which is one of the most amazing viewpoints for great views of Everest and other Himalayas. Other highlights of the trek are crystal clear view of The Himalayan range including Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pummi etc. You can feel the touch of nature in every blink of their eyes, taste the experience of Everest Trekking, capture the sensational mountain vistas & dream landscapes in their eyes, heart and memory forever.
Highlights of Trip
Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1350 m)- D
Welcome to Nepal. At your arrival in Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, Himalayan Namobuddha Travel and Treks’ representative will be there to welcome you. The representative will help you to check in your hotel rooms. In the hotel, you will be briefed about your activities during the trip. In the evening you will be welcomed with a dinner in one of the typical Nepali restaurant with cultural programs. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 02: Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley & Patan- B
After breakfast in the hotel, we do sightseeing around Kathmandu City. We start our day trip from Thamel; this is the famous tourist street of Kathmandu city. You can shop your needy equipments, then to the famous historical place Kathmandu Durbar Square along with tour of local market and local lifestyle of Nepal. And then we will be visiting Patan Durbar Square and living goddess of Nepal – KUMARI of Patan. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (30 min) and trek to Phakding (2835 m) (3-4 hrs) – B,L,D
Early morning, we drive to airport as per flight departure time to take our flight to Lukla(2800m). After all airport formalities and preparation, we start walking the stone paved trial towards Phakding village, a small village in Khumbu region. Overnight in Phakding.
Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m) (3-4 hrs) – B,L,D
This day the trial leads towards the suspension bridge and easy uphill to the Monjo from where Sagarmatha National Park begins after leaving Phakding. After formalities at check point, our trail leads uphill Namche Bazaar crossing another suspension bridge which takes about 1.5 hrs walking to reach Namche Bazaar, a Gateway to Mt. Everest. Overnight in Namche.
Day 05: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar- B,L,D
All over the day we will explore the Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Everest and a busy bustling market. From Thame / Khunde we can enjoy views of Mt. Everest and other Peaks with Sherpa Culture. We will hike to Khumjung village and come back to Namche Bazaar. Overnight at Namche.
Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m) (5-6 hrs) – B,L,D
This day, we start our trail which will lead gradually up and down up to Tengboche enjoying the views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Thamserku. Tengboche has the biggest and famous Buddhist Monasteries all over the Khumbu region. Overnight at Tengboche.
Day 07: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m) (5-6 hrs) – B,L,D
This day, we will have a great view of Pangboche village on the way our trail to Periche. The walk is fairly moderate when we enter at Imja Village. We will pass through River Lobuche and begins steepest climb to Dingboche. Overnight at Dingboche.
Day 08: Acclimitization day – B,L,D
All over the day we will explore the Dingboche village. For acclimatization we can hike to hermitage from where an incredible view of the glacier and the deserted, rocky valley can be seen. Overnight at Dingboche.
Day 09: Trek from Dingboche to Dugla (4620m) (2-3 hrs) – B,L,D
This day, the trial leads the bottom of the hill, after crossing a small bridge we reach Duglha where we will enjoy a great view of Mt Pumori (7138m) and other peaks. Overnight at Dugla.
Day 10: Trek from Dugla to Lobuche (4910m) (3-4 hrs) – B,L,D
After 2-4 hrs treks beyond Duglha we climb up towards Khumbu Glacier, on the find we see an array of stones with prayer flags used as memory of past Sherpa’s and reach Lobuche. Overnight at Lobuche.
Day 11: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5140m) (2 hrs) then hike to Everest Base Camp (5364m) (3 hrs) and back to Gorakshep (4-5 hrs) – B,L,D
This day the trail continues gaining the high altitudes up to Gorakshep and after reaching there we transfer in the lodges then we will hike through rocky and glacial trail up to Everest Base Camp. When the wonderful Everest Base Camp will be reached we will enjoy the close view of Mt. Nuptse, Mt Khumbuste and Mt. Pumori. After enjoying adequate in Everest Base Camp we’ll return back same way to Gorakshep. Overnight at Gorakshep.
Day 12: Early morning hike to Kalapatthar (5550m), back to Gorakshep & trek to Lobuche (4910m) (7-8 hrs) – B,L,D
This day we wake up early in the morning to climb up to Kalapatthar (5545m, 4hrs) where we can see astonishing sunrise view. We will have a stunning panoramic view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Pumori and Mt. Ama Dablam. Then we will hike back to Gorakshep for breakfast and then descend down to Lobuche. Overnight at Lobuche.
Day 13: Trek from Lobuche to Dzongla (4830m) (5-6 hrs) – B,L,D
The trails passes from mostly flat and some nice easy trekking. Eventually the trail dropped down to cross a frozen, rocky stream and the two trails merged. Enjoying the views of the snow peaked mountains and the valley we reach to the village. Overnight at Dzongla.
Day 14: Chola La pass (5420m) and trek to Gokyo (4790m) (7-8 hrs) – B,L,D
Today there is hard climb than before to reach the top of the Chola La from where you will have an awesome view of Mt. Everest with Mt.Nuptse with surrounding peaks. You will also see a breathtaking Gokyo lake and following the trail it drop down to the Third Lake (Gokya Lake) and reach our lodge. Overnight at Gokyo.
Day 15: Hike Gokyo Ri (5360m) and back & trek to Dole (4200m) (7-8 hrs) – B,L,D
Early morning we start out trail which walk through the Glacier which is the longest glacier of Nepal called Ngozumpa glacier. On the way we could see many ice rocks so while walking we pass carefully. After visiting Gokyo Ri we hike back and follow the trail to Dole. Overnight at Dole.
Day 16: Trek from Dole to Namche Bazaar (4-5 hrs) (3440 m) – B,L,D
This day the trail drops with a beautiful view of rhododendron flowers and juniper trees as the trail continues to descend we reach Dudhkoshi River then after with an easy walk we will reach the Namche Bazaar. Overnight at Namche Bazaar.
Day 17: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2840 m) (6-7 hrs) – B,L,D
This day the trial drops steep down, as we walk continually we will reach the fast flowing Dudh Koshi River and crosses the suspension bridge. We walk the same routes but we will have different ultimate feeling in easy and natural walks. Overnight at Lukla.
Day 18: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu(30 min) – B
This day after breakfast we will take a flight from Lukla airport to Kathmandu. As we reach Kathmandu and finish all our airport formalities, you will be transfer in the hotel. Upon arrival at hotel, you can relax on your own after wonderful trek. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 19: Free day in Kathmandu . Farewell dinner – B,-, D
This day you will have free day on your own. In the evening, Himalayan Namobuddha Travel and Trek will take you for a farewell dinner in one of the finest restaurant in Kathmandu. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 20: Departure from Kathmandu – B
Today is your departure day. Himalayan Namobuddha’s representative will drop you to Airport 3 hours before scheduled flight. It’s time to bid Nepal farewell visit and appreciate your visit to our country Nepal. Hopefully we shall meet again.
*Note: Above itinerary can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Please let us know whether you would like to make shorter or longer or any other further changes in above itinerary. We will provide you details accordingly.
Airport drop + Pick up by private transportation
Domestic flight from Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu including crew members
Standard Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
Welcome dinner in typical cultural restaurant in Kathmandu.
Private transportation during sightseeing in Kathmandu.
License holder experienced tour guide during sightseeing and all his expenses
During trek: All meals (B-Breakfast ,L- Lunch and D-Dinner) and accommodation.
Local License holder trekking guide during the trek and all his expenses
Local trekking porter and all his expenses
Insurance of crew members
All necessary ground transportation during the trek.
All necessary trekking permit and paper works.
Farewell dinner in one of the finest restaurant in
First aid kit during the trek
Entrance fees for sightseeing in Kathmandu.
Meals which are not mentioned above.
All personal expenses such as bar bills, beverage, snacks etc.
Extra cost like wifi, hot water, drinks, hot shower etc during trek.
Tips to guide (Expected but not mandatory)
Cost raised by cancelation, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness which are not under our control.
Emergency Helicopter rescue (to be covered by your insurance company)
Services which are not mentioned above.
Wish you a wonderful Himalayan experience in Nepal!