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EBC Via Gokyo lake

Trip code NNTR-03
Package name EBC Via Gokyo lake
Duration 15
Max. elevation 5545 m
Transportation All the airport Hotel Transfer by Private tourist Vehicle
Accomodation 3-Star Hotel in Kathmandu and Best available Guest House during the Trek
Starts at Kathmandu
Ends at Kathmandu
Trip route
Cost USD 2,020 per person



A More Advantageous Trail to Everest Base Camp than the Regular Trail!

Everyone Knows the World famous Everest Base Camp Trekking Trail. This is the trek every mountain lover dream to do. For this lifetime experience we believe, to truly Honor trekking in the Everest reason, Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lake to do! Adding just 3 days more to your regular Everest base camp trek you will definitely find rewarding. View from Gokyo Ri submit which is greater than the one you see from famous Kalaphatter, Gokyo Lake and Surroundings, Crossing the Chola pass and leavening the Everest Base Camp trekkers crowed behind are the additional treat you will get on the Gokyo reason.

The Everest Base Camp Trek Via Gokyo Valley and Chola pass begin with a wondering 30 minutes flight to Lukla in the early morning. Breathtaking views of the snow peaks keep us company during the flight. After we landed we will meet our rest team and began our journey to the mystic land of the Himalayas.  We move to Phakding which is a short hike from Lukla. The next day, we head to Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Mount Everest Base camp as well as the Tourist Capital of Everest reason. We spend another day here for acclimatization rest and explore the Sherpa culture and lifestyle. Beautiful morning views of Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Khantenga, Thamserku, etc await us here to inspire us in our journey ahead. Then we trek to Dole, a farming village of Everest. 5-hour walk from Namche. The next day, we move to Machhermo and pass the world’s second-largest glacier – Ngozumpa Glacier. From Machhermo, we move on to Gokyo, where the highlight of the trek, Gokyo village awaits us. We stop here for acclimatization and take a morning stroll to Gokyo RI(5,357m / 17,576 ft) to relish the most wonderful views of the Everest Region.

Here we finished with the Gokyo Valley part, now we continue to Chola Pass and Everest Base Camp Reason. We trek to Thagnak through the glassier. Next is one of the biggest days of our trek “Crossing the Chola Pass”. The next stop is Dzongla by spending about 8 hours for a pass. Trek to Lobuche will be easy. Then we will trek to Gorakshep and Everest base camp. Taking the breathtaking sunrise view from Kalapatter will be another never forget experience. Then we will start descending to Lukla.

Trekking back to Lukla from Everest base camp is all the way down! It seems short and easy which normally can be done in about 3 or 4 days. If you have limited time and or don’t like to trek back the same way you can choose NNTR Everest Base Camp 1 way By Helicopter-9 Days. It will also be another Lifetime experience. If you are seeking real adventure for the more challenging route that crosses the most famous mountain passes in the world, you definitely need to consider NNTR- Everest High Passes Trek- 20 days.
This whole trip will always stay at the bottom of your heart and you will always cheer this memorize and want to make more of them, happy trekking.

Outline Itinerary

Altitude in Meter & Feet
Trekking / Walking
1Arrive in Kathmandu
1,400 m / 4,600 ft
30m Drive
2Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu valley
1,400 m / 4,600 ft
5-6 hr Drive
3Fly to Lukla (2,860m / 9,383 ft) and trek to Phakding
2,610 m / 8,562 ft
30m Flight 3-4 hr Trek
4Trek to Namche Bazar
3,441 m / 11,290 ft
5-6 hr Trek
5Acclimatization and Rest day
3,441 m / 11,290 ft

6Trek to Dole
4200m / 13,780 ft
5-6 hr Trek
7Trek to Machharma
4,470m / 14,666 ft
3-4 hr Trek
8Trek to Gokyo
4,800m / 15,749 ft
3-4 hr Trek
9Trek to Gokyo Ri
5,357m / 17,576ft
4-5 hr Trek
10Trek to Thagnak
4,750m / 15,585 ft
4-5 hr Trek

Trek to Dzongla via Cho La pass (5,367m/17,609 ft)

4850m / 15912 ft
7-8 hr Trek
12Trek to Lobuche
4,940 m / 16,208 ft
4-5 hr Trek
13Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,364m / 17,599 ft) then trek back to Gorakshep
5,164 m / 16,942 ft
7-8 hr Trek
14Trek / Climb Kalapattar (5,545m / 18,192 ft) then trek down to Pheriche
42,00 m / 13,780 ft
6-7 hr Trek
15Trek To Namche Bazar
3,441 m / 11,290 ft
5-6 hr Trek
16Trek to Lukla
2,860m / 9,383 ft
6-7 hr Trek
17Flight back to Kathmandu
1,400 m / 4,600 ft
30m flight, 30m Drive
18Departure Day

30m Drive

Accommodation in Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lake

Nowadays in the lower elevation of Everest reason have many different category hotels from normal teahouses to Luxury hotels. they are providing the room with attached bathrooms and hot shower and room service. However, teahouses in some places only have shared toilet and washing facilities. There is nothing like falling asleep after a long day on the trails to a panoramic display of mountains outside your bedroom window. On the inside, the accommodation is simple, yet clean, cozy, and functional. The rooms usually include single-sized beds with comfortable sheets, pillows, and blankets. All the Accommodation for your trek and tour is twin sharing basis. If you wish to get a single supplement it will be available in Kathmandu and lower elevation of the trekking area but it might be difficult to get them in higher elevations in peak seasons.

Food in Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lake

During the Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lake and Chola Pass, you can enjoy traditional Nepali food “Daal Bhaat”, which is a platter of boiled rice, curry, Greens, lentil soup, and pickles is available everywhere, as well as many types of International (Indian, Chinese, Italian, Continental, Tibetan, etc) foods.
For breakfast, you can choose items of bread, eggs, porridge, muesli, Corn flakes, pancake, hash browns, fries, Chapati, etc. The lunch and dinner menu is the same, which includes items of some vegetables and meats (limited option), spaghetti, pizza, noodles, sandwich, burgers, Soup, momo, etc are common foods. The fruit is rare and you don’t find any seafood items on the menu.
You can also find simple choices of hot beverages that include different types of tea, coffee, hot chocolate, hot lemon with Ginger and honey, etc. In some places, you can also find a simple dessert menu that includes apple pie, chocolate roll, custard, and pudding. Breakfast and Dinner we will take wherever we stay and the Lunch we will take on the way to our Destinations.

Our Trekking Team for Everest Base Camp Trekking via Gokyo Lake

Your safety is our first priority. To make your dream adventure come true and successful there will be 1 professional trekking leader/guide, 1 assistance trekking guide (1 assistance trekking guide for every 7 trekkers), and support staff / Sherpa porters (1 support staff for every 2 trekkers). These arrangements will make sure that if anybody on the group gets any issue (emergency return, Altitude sickness, physical damage, sickness, etc) in the middle of the trek and can’t continue rest of the group can still go ahead as planned as to the destinations.

Best Time for Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lake

For the Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lake, Spring (March, April, May) and Autumn (September, October, November) are the best months for High altitude treks in Nepal. The air, freshly washed by the monsoon rain, is crystal clear, stunning mountain scenery, and the weather is still comfortably warm. Although many trekking trips into the lower altitude can be taken during winter and monsoon too, but the cold can be bitter and dangerous at the high altitude, trekking trails above 4000 meters are usually blocked by the heavy snowfall. And the trails can be slippery due to the monsoon rain, Nepal’s famous Juka (leeches) are an un-pleasant feature of the wet season, but with care, trekking can still be possible and there are certainly fewer trekkers on the trail.

For more detail please visit the FAQ section below the package.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400 m / 4,600 ft)

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our representative from Namaste Nepal Trekking & Research Hub will pick you up from the airport. He will be displaying a NNTR sideboard outside the airport terminal. Transfer to the selected hotel. In the afternoon pre-trip meeting will be holding at our office. During this meeting we will introduce your trek and or tour leader/guide, so please make sure that you ask all the questions and concerns. For the meeting please make sure you bring passport,2 copies passport  size photos and your travel insurance policy copy (if you haven’t sent by email before).  And sign the legally binding trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimer.

Day 2 : Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley

After breakfast, your sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley will start. You will have a professional tour guide with a private vehicle. Today you will visit the following cultural wonders of Kathmandu valley:

Swambhunath Stupa/Monkey temple:

Is an ancient religious architecture atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley, Swayambhunath is among the oldest religious sites in Nepal. The Swayambhunath consists of a stupa and a variety of shrines and temples. A Tibetan monastery, museum, and library are more recent additions. And we can see the 360-degree view of Kathmandu valley. This will be a good way to start your day with

Pashupatinath Temple:

Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most important and significant Hindu temples of Lord Shiva in the world. Located on the bank of the holy  Bagmati River near the airport. The major temple is strictly for Hindus only even though you are not allowed to go inside the main temple you can clearly see the temple and the activities from the other bank of the river.

Boudhanath Stupa:

Another UNESCO World Heritage site;  Boudhanath another holiest site of Kathmandu valley. It was built in the 5th century with pairs of eyes in all 4 directions keeping an eternal watch over the people and their doings.

Patan durbar square:

City of Fine Arts Patan; The ancient royal palace of Patan faces into magnificent Durbar Square. This concentrated mass of temples is perhaps the most visually stunning display of Newari architecture to be seen in Nepal. The historic monument which describes the oldest architecture of Nepal is Patan durbar square, Temple construction in the square went into overdrive during the Malla period (14th to 18th centuries).

Kathmandu Durbar Square:

After finished sightseeing in Patan on the way to your hotel, our driver will drop you at Kathmandu Durbar Square (only if you are staying at Thamel) from where you can walk back to Thamel through the narrow and oldest open street market of Asan. In Kathmandu durbar square you can see the following: 

- Pagoda style temples which were made twelve to eighteen centuries

- An ancient royal palace with a museum

- Kashthamandap (which named to the city as Kathmandu)

- Living Goddess Kumari

- Black Bhairava (God of death)

Day 3 : Flight to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2,610 m / 8,562 ft)

Your adventure began here, flight from Kathmandu to Lukla only takes about 30 minutes, and you'll enjoy Nepal's iconic mountain views throughout. This flight is one of the closest mountain flights you can do in Nepal. Touch down on the narrow mountaintop runway, and your Trekking to dream EBC begins.

After your whirlwind arrival, head out on a half-day trek. You'll follow a riverside trail downhill through the Dudh Koshi Valley, passing farms, stone villages, and snow-topped mountains toward your first overnight in Phakding.

Day 4 : Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m / 11,290 ft)

From Phakding, the route crisscrosses the pine-flanked Dudh Koshi (Milky River) river on a steel cable suspension bridge. Keep an eye out for yaks and other local wildlife that amble along the same route.

From there, the trekking path leads into Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO-listed nature reserve that is home to snow leopards and red pandas. After passing a checkpoint in Monjo to register your trekking permits, you'll begin a steep ascent to Namche Bazaar. If the weather is clear, you may just catch a glimpse of Mount Everest in the distance.

After a strenuous uphill hike, you'll arrive for your overnight stop with time to shop for souvenirs or any extra gear you may need. Namche, the main trading village in the Khumbu region, is the historic meeting point for Hindu traders from the lowlands and Tibetan yak caravans. It remains a global melting-pot (and now even boasts an Irish pub!).

Day 5 : Rest and Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazar

After yesterday's significant gain in altitude, you'll take today off to relax and acclimatize. 

The tourist Capital and the biggest settlement in the Khumbu region: Namche Bazaar, well facilitated with ATMs, Internet cafes, restaurants, bakeries, and lots of branded and local shops selling the daily needs. Although it's a rest day for acclimatization, we walk up to Khumjung village through Everest view Hotel and see beautiful views of the Himalayas including Mount Everest, Khumjung village is a brimming little town which is beautifully filled by the Sherpa community. Walking through the Sherpa village will be a unique experience to understand the real lifestyle of the Sherpa people.

Day 6 : Trek to Dole (4200m / 13,780 ft)

From Namche, the trail follows the valley, high above the Dudh Koshi River. After the acclimatization day up in Namche, you'll be ready to hit the road to Gokyo Valley again. As you leave Namche, you'll catch an outstanding glimpse of the Himalayas, marking the world's highest elevations.

You'll continue along the trail, you can stop for a cup of Nepali Chiya/Tea with the view of Ama Doblom in Kayangjuma. After the break, we reach the junction to EBC and Gokyo valley. From here, we climb to Mong La for lunch with one of the finest views of Amadablam. You will trek don through Rhododendron forests to Phorsetanga then we climb again by Passing a few waterfalls and bridges, we reach the small village of Dole.

Day 7 : Trek to Machharmo (4,470m / 14,666 ft)

After climbing a ridge, the trail moves through Lhabarma and to Luza where you pass summer settlements of the locals. Views of Kantega, Cho Oyu, and Thamserku stay with us as we walk along the trail. Passing small villages on the way, the scenic high hillside trek leads continues with views of the deep Dudh Koshi valley. The four hours walk ends at Machhermo, our stop for the day. A beautiful stream that originates from Kyajo Ri and Phari Lapche runs through this village where you can hear stories on the first sighting of Yeti.

Day 8 : Trek to Gokyo (4,800m / 15,749 ft)

From Machhermo, the trail ascends to a Chorten through a ridge where views of Thamserku, Kangtega, and Cho-Oyu along with the valleys below are magnificent. The valley slowly widens as the easy trail passes another Chorten and reaches Pangka. Descending to the river bank, we then begin our steep climb to the moraine of Ngozamba Glacier. We pass through the mesmerizing natural beauty of the turquoise lakes Longpongo and Taboche Tsho and reach a third lake, Dudh Pokhari, where the Gokyo village is situated. With the backdrop of Cho-Oyo, the beautiful and well-facilitated village and its outstanding periphery are our shelter after this adventurous day.

Day 9 : Trek to Gokyo Ri (5,357m / 17,576 ft)

We start early today to Gokyo Ri (5,357m / 17,576ft) which lies above the village. The steep climb of about four hours to the top is quite strenuous and takes about 3 to 4 hours, yet rewards with one of the best Mountain View spot in the Everest region. The scenery of Gokyo village, Nogzumpa Glacier, We can observe 4 of the 14 tallest mountain peaks of the world: Mt. Everest(8,848.86m / 29,031) Mt. Lhotse(8,516m / 27,940 ft), Mt. Makalu(8,463m / 27,766 ft), and Cho Oyu(8,188m / 26,864 ft) with a face to face distance. Is Magnificent! We then head back towards the valley to our lodge for breakfast. After that, we'll be sightseeing around the valley a bit and spend the rest of the day immersing ourselves in the beauty of the Himalayas. And enjoy the highest bakery of the planet with the coffee shot. 

Day 10 : Trek to Thagnak (4,750m / 15,585 ft)

If we did not climb the Gokyo Ri the previous day, we can do that today. 

We trek through the Ngazumpa Glacier to the mountain on the other side. Next, traverse along the edge of that mountain and then meander into Thagnak. It will be a short hike today with an afternoon of rest which will prepare us for long hiking days and elevation gain to come.

Day 11 : Trek to Cho La pass (5,367m/17,609 ft) to Dzongla (4850m / 15912 ft)

Today is going to be one of the toughest days of the trip. The Cho La pass is not itself difficult, but it is steep and involves a glacier traverse on the eastern side. We need to be careful as the trail is vertical and the rocks glazed by ice may cause trouble by making the trail slippery.  The trail from Phedi climbs through a ravine and a rocky trail. While trekking through the side of a frozen lake, we reach the top of the pass decorated with prayer flags. The pyramidal Ama Dablam presides over a range of mountains on the south even as Cholatse soars to the west and Lobuche East and Baruntse rise sharply to our right. We need to pass through some crevasses before we reach Dzongla Village. The village provides great views of Cholatse, Ama Dablam, Lobuche mountains along with the Pheriche Village far below

Day 12 : Dzongla to Lobuche (4,940 m / 16,208 ft)

This will be a very short trek so we have a lot of time to relax and enjoy the beauty that surrounds us. We climb down from Dzongla and walk through a grassy trail while enjoying the view of Lobuche Peak. The trail curves through the wide river bed before reaching Lobuche. We can spend the rest of the day taking a rest which will help us prepare for the next day’s long trek. 

Day 13 : Trek to Goreak Shep to Everest Base Camp (5,364m / 17,599 ft) to Goreak Shep (5,164 m / 16,942 ft)

After breakfast, we start our trek to Base Camp. Following a rocky moraine path, we see an icy glacial pond and icebergs down below of Khumbu glacier. After the last rocky moraine dunes, a short downhill trek brings us to Gorak Shep, a dry, sandy lakebed that sports an ominous moniker (the name means "Graveyard of Crows.") It's simple.

But you're not stopping yet. Continue on, climbing along the Khumbu Glacier at a slow but steady pace in your bid to reach Everest Base Camp. Finally, after a long day at high altitudes, the payoff arrives. Stop to take photos and relax in the world-famous threshold for all summit expeditions. After some time to admire your surroundings and wander around the camps with the climbers by the help of your guide you'll make your way back down to Gorak Shep, where you'll spend the night.  

Day 14 : Kala Patthar (5,545m / 18,192 ft) to Pheriche (42,00 m / 13,780 ft)

In the early morning, we climb to Kala Patthar meaning “Black Rock” to enjoy the view of sunrise. It’s one of the best Everest Mountain View spot.

You will be face to face with the Highest Mountain in the world. From here we can have panoramic views of Everest and many other mountain peaks like Pumori, Lingtren, Khumbetse, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and many more. You will we trek down to Gorekshep for a satisfying breakfast and start trekking down to Pheriche. 

Day 15 : Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m / 11,290 ft)

Passing back along the familiar ground, you'll head to the village of Pangboche.

From there, you'll continue to follow the river, finally crossing back over it. Pass through birch and rhododendron forests to Tengboche, you'll descend the bridge over the Dudh Koshi to Phunki Tenga, where you can check out the Buddhist prayer wheels powered by water. You'll head down to the base of the valley before another climb to Namche Bazaar.

Day 16 : Trek to Lukla (2,860m / 9,383 ft)

Today marks your final day of trekking. The route follows the Dudhi Koshi River all the way back down to Lukla, where you'll spend your last night in the mountains. It's time for a farewell party: sample some regional Chang (home-brewed rice beer) and learn some Sherpa dance steps. You have a successful trek to celebrate.

Day 17 : Fly to Kathmandu (1,400 m / 4,600 ft)

On your last morning in the mountains, you'll wake up early to catch a morning flight back to Kathmandu. The rest of the day is at your disposal. If you didn't get a chance to see the city's main sights, you'll have a chance to now. You also might want to unwind with a massage or spa treatment in Thamel. Otherwise, you have the entire capital at your fingertips for sightseeing before you depart tomorrow.

Day 18 : Final departure

Your adventure to Nepal comes to an end today! It’s time to say goodbye to Nepal until the Next Time! Enjoy your last moments in Kathmandu, a city stroll, and-or souvenir shopping. NNTR representative will meet you at your hotel and drive you to the airport for your return flight home. On the way to your home, you have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful land of the mystic Himalayas.


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