Everest Base Camp Trek Via Gokyo Lakes – 19 Days

Everest Base Camp Trek Via Gokyo Lakes – 19 Days

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Everest Base Camp Trek Via Gokyo Lakes

Nepal Big Mountain Travel offers an exciting Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes that can turn your vacant holidays into something memorable and cherished. The Everest base camp Gokyo trek is a famous EBC trek in Nepal that everyone from around the globe opts for. Our 19-day EBC trek via Gokyo Lakes takes you to the mysterious trails giving you a unique experience each day.There are a lot of reasons to choose EBC Gokyo chola pass trek. The major one is that it gives you the feeling of accomplishment at the sight of the world’s highest mountain, Mt. Everest (8848 m). Along with Everest, there are other three mountains, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, and Cho-Oyu, that you take a closer view of during your Gokyo lake Everest base camp trek. They are in the list of the top 6 highest mountains in the world. The sunrise striking these high mountains will make you overjoyed. The trip takes you to high altitude and during the journey, you can witness majestic views of landscapes and the jubilant three of the six lakes.
Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes takes you through adventurous streams and various suspension bridges. You can catch sight of the fast-flowing rivers and the amazing wildlife of the Himalayas. The yaks, mules, and mountain goats welcome you to their lands.Additionally, you will feel warm in the cold weather because of the welcoming environment of the Himalayan people. You can take souvenir photos of the joyful people that are excited to see the tourists visit their country.You will also move through the rhododendron forests and oak trees. The thrill of the views of glaciers, going through moraines to reach the destination, and adventurous trails through the snow will be something you memorize for a lifetime. All these thrills with the most informative and safe days in a welcoming country are the desires you will have during your EBC Trek via Gokyo Lakes.

Why NBM for Everest Base Camp Trek Via Gokyo Lakes?

Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes is one of the best trekking packages in Nepal for true adventure seekers who like challenging treks in Nepal. EBC trek via Gokyo Lakes gives you a greater perspective of the incredible landscapes of the region of Mount Everest. To get the best trekking experience, it is important to choose the best travel agency in Nepal. NBM Travel is one of the very few travel companies in Nepal that can make your EBC trek in Nepal possible. Connect with us for the best experience of Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes.


  • Sightseeing in the World Heritage Sites including Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square.
  • Thrilling flight to and from Lukla.
  • Explore the culture of the Himalayan people.
  • The beautiful Gokyo Valley.
  • Majestic views of the Khumbu Icefall.
  • Climb to the elevation of 5,483 m at Gokyo Ri.
  • Climb to the elevation of 5,555 m at Kala Patthar.
  • Reach Everest Base Camp and walk on the Khumbu glacier.
  • Explore Tengboche Monastery.

Short Itinerary

  • Day 01 – Arrive in Kathmandu (1,400 m)
  • Day 02 – Guided Sightseeing in the Kathmandu Valley
  • Day 03 – Fly to Lukla (2,804 m)
  • Day 04 – Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m)
  • Day 05 – Namche Bazaar Acclimatization Day
  • Day 06 – Trek to Phorste Thanga (3,680 m)
  • Day 07 – Trek to Machherma (4,470 m)
  • Day 08 –Trek to Gokyo (4,790 m)
  • Day 09 – Trek to Gokyo Ri (5,483 m) and Back to Gokyo
  • Day 10 – Trek to Thangna (4,500 m)
  • Day 11 – Cross Cho La pass (5,300 m) and Trek to Dzongla (4,710 m)
  • Day 12 – Trek to Lobuche (4,910 m )
  • Day 13 – Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,365 m) and then Back to Gorak Shep (5,180 m)
  • Day 14 – Hike Up to Kala Patthar (5,555 m) Early in the Morning and Trek Down to Pheriche (4,200 m)
  • Day 15 – Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m)
  • Day 16 – Trek to Lukla (2,804 m)
  • Day 17 – Fly to Kathmandu
  • Day 18 – Leisure Day and Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Day 19 – Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu (Altitude 1400 m)

A representative from Nepal Big Mountain will welcome you at the airport with garlands (Mala) and a traditional Buddhist scarf (Khata). You will be then transferred to your hotel. You can wander around the streets of Thamel on the first day and explore shops throughout the day. A cultural dinner will be presented to you at night. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 2

Guided Sightseeing in the Kathmandu Valley

The next day, you will have a hearty breakfast and then start your sightseeing trip in the Kathmandu Valley. A professional tour guide will take you on a private vehicle to historical sites and some of the World Heritage sites in Nepal including Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square, on that day.

Day 3

Fly to Lukla (2,804 m)

On day 3, after your fresh morning breakfast, you begin the wonderful journey. The start of the journey is the most adventurous part. The 40-minute flight to Lukla awaits you with the thrill of getting caught in turbulence because of the mountains hovering in the place. A slightly bumpy flight will provide you with a view of mountains and hills around the place.


After you reach Lukla, you inaugurate your trek to Phakding. Here, you can encounter herds of yaks in the way which are used as the main source of transport. On the way, you will descend towards Chheplung village to learn about the traditional Nepalese of the area. From there, you will be able to have a glimpse of a sacred mountain, Mt. Khumbila. You will spend the night at the Phakding in a teahouse.

Day 4

Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m)

You will officially start your Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes on day 4. You begin the trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar. You initiate the 900 m elevation to the biggest village in the area, Namche Bazaar. The beginning of the trek makes you familiar with the yaks rather than the normal transports you are used to. You proceed through the trail north up the valley of Benkar where you cross mesmerizing pine tree forest and Dudh Koshi River.


You move along to Chumoa to reach Monjo, the entrance to Everest National Park. After crossing a suspension bridge, you are introduced to Jorsale village. The Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers associate you with your amazement. Namche Bazaar comes into view after a lot of steep climbs. You have the privilege of viewing snow-capped mountains every now and then like Mt. Everest and Mt. Lhotse.  You stay in Namche Bazaar for the night.

Day 5

Namche Bazaar Acclimatization Day

Today you spend your day acclimatizing such that you are familiar with the environment before proceeding in the altitude. Trekkers take full advantage of this day by hiking toward the Sagarmatha National Park to get a mesmerizing sunrise view. The spectacular sight of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde, and many other snowcapped mountains is just breathtaking. You can grab the opportunity to trek to Khumjung village (12401ft) where you get to acknowledge the Sherpa settlement. This is your chance to discover the lifestyle of Sherpas as one of them. You spend overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Day 6

Trek to Phorste Thanga (3,680 m)

On day 6, you will walk on the trail that climbs steeply through the rhododendron forest. As you continue walking up to the higher elevation, juniper and large conifers will start to appear. Passes through Yak Kharkas and summer settlements, you will see spectacular views of Khumbu La and Taboche and finally reach Phorste Thanga.

Day 7

Trek to Machherma (4,470 m)

You will start your seventh day with a trek to Machherma. You will have a delicate breakfast and then begin climbing a ridge for an excellent view of the valley of Kengtega and Cho Oyu. The trail is lit by the rhododendron forests to the stunning valley. You then descend to a river and again climb up to the Ngozumpa glacier. You will reach Machherma by early noon.

Day 8

Trek to Gokyo (4,790 m)

Today is the hardest part of your Everest Base Camp Trek Via Gokyo Lakes. You will be going from a basin with a murmuring stream clustered with ice. As you gain altitude, mesmerizing views of Cho La Lake start to occur. The Ama Dablam and Cholatse peak you from a distance. Upon reaching the top, you see prayer flags, strung across Cairns, flapping in the strong wind. The scenery of majestic peaks in all directions is breathtaking.


Although long, the path leading down to Thangnak can be easily made out from the pass because it is just decent but can be hazardous if rocks are glazed by ice, a bit of cautiousness is needed. You reach Thangnak, a rather more substantial hamlet with a small village. Stepping out of the settlement, you are greeted by fabulous mountain views. The trail brings us to the Ngozumpa glacier edge after a short walk, which is the longest glacier in Nepal. Reaching the other side of the glacier, you get a view of the second of the Gokyo lakes on a series of six lakes. A short distance away is the third Gokyo Lake. We stay at the Gokyo Village for the night.

Day 9

Trek to Gokyo Ri (5,483 m) and Back to Gokyo

Today is an acclimatization day. You hike up to Gokyo Ri, 5330m. You will have a tremendous view of gorgeous mountain peaks from above. This will include Cho Oyu, Gyanchung King, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholatse, Tawache, and many more. Those with more time and energy can make a trip up the valley to another lake, marked with the name Ngazumpa on the maps, or even beyond to a fifth lake.  Then, you trek back to Gokyo where you will rest for tomorrow’s trek.

Day 10

Trek to Thangna (4,500 m)

Today you leave the Gokyo to reach Thangnak. For this, you will need to cross over the lateral moraine of the Ngozumba glacier and walk across it. There is a short tricky downward slope, where some just take to the snow rather than clamber down the boulders. You go up and down the route through the ice and small streams. The trail through the glacier is a little tricky and dangerous.

Day 11

Cross Cho La pass (5,300 m) and Trek to Dzongla (4,710 m)

The next day, you head towards Cho La pass, dodging the bad weather conditions. Reaching an altitude of 5,300 m too late may lead you exposed to strong winds. You then climb steeply and then descend until Dzongla. You will be rewarded by the magnificent views along the way. Overnight in Dzongla.

Day 12

Trek to Lobuche (4,910 m)

The day starts with a steep climb uphill providing a great view down the Chukkhung valley with Ilem peak visible at its end. Most trekkers take a short break here to prepare for the long march ahead. As you walk to the side of the valley, if you look down to the base, you can see a small village called Pheriche where you can treat any emergencies in the medical center. You can refresh yourself in the nearest shops where only a small amount of civilization can be seen. You will also come in contact with the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier.


While climbing up a steep trail to Chupki Lhara, you find an array of stones with prayer flags used as memorials to the trekkers who perished on a mission to climb Everest.  You have the opportunity to observe the beauty of Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori, and Mahalangur Himal.

Day 13

Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,365 m) and then Back to Gorak Shep (5,180 m)

You start the most challenging and adventurous day at the Everest Base camp today. The trek moves along the trails of loose rocks and steep hills to accomplish your ultimate goal. You are under the strict guidance of the guide today so that you don’t get lost in the confusing path. The day is guided by the thrill of rocky dunes, moraine, and streams before reaching the Everest Base Camp.


Upon reaching the Everest Base Camp, tents of mountaineers in bright colors get you excited against the monotony of grey surroundings. The great mountains Nuptse, Khumbuste, and Pumori are experienced from the base camp with astounding beauty. You start your trail back to Gorak Shep for a good night’s rest. You get to sight the highest peak, Everest up close for the first time.

Day 14

Hike Up to Kala Patthar (5,555 m) to Pheriche (4,200 m)

This day, you attain the highest altitude of your whole trek, 5545m. In the cold temperature, you see beautiful peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changtse to the east that warm your hearts. As you reach Kala Patthar, you see up-close views of Mt. Everest making the trek worth it. The panoramic view of the mountains will bring a smile to your face. Now, it is time to return to Pheriche. Any kind of medical problems can be shown in this place after the harsh trek. Your contribution will be regarded as local people’s treatment. You spend the night at Pheriche to gain adequate rest for tomorrow.

Day 15

Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m)

You initiate your trek backward truly satisfied with the beauty of nature. As you start your steps, you realize that it is easier to climb down the steep surface than climbing up. Most trekkers feel this hardship because of low expectations. However, after own experience amidst the white and grey background of beautiful mountains, you are truly amazed. Watching rhododendron and juniper trees, you cross the prayer-flag festooned bridge over the Dudh Koshi River. You are spectacled by the pine forests where you may come across colorful pheasants and mountain goats. Gradually, the decrease in altitude increases your energy. You will also enjoy the scenery of Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Nuptse mountains.

Day 16

Trek to Lukla (2,804 m)

Today, you descend downward cautiously on the steep trail and the rocky terrain. It is the last challenging and adventurous trail for the trip which you enjoy fully. You are able to see the Dudh Koshi and its tributaries as you cross a suspension bridge over the river. You reach Lukla after the adventurous steep trail where you can take a rest and relax. You stay the last night in Lukla before flying to the capital city with all the amenities.

Day 17

Fly to Kathmandu

New daylight brings you a day of thrilling flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla. The flight will not be as dangerous and bumpy as the first flight to Lukla. Your guide will drop you at the hotel where you can relax for the rest of the day to memorize your journey once again. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 18

Leisure Day and Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu

Day 18 is a Leisure day when you will be taking a rest after your long EBC Trek via Gokyo Lakes. If you are interested, our guide can help you to go to other places in Kathmandu. In the evening, you can roam around Thamel street and try various Nepali cuisines. At night, NBM Travel will organize a farewell dinner for you. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 19

Departure day

You have breakfast early in the morning after which our representative will pick you up from the hotel and drop you at the airport for your flight home.

Best Time For Trek Via Gokyo Lakes

Deciding the best time for Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes is itself an adventurous elimination game. For the best experience, a clear season is recommended. The months from December to February are cold and May brings summer vibes. EBC treks in Nepal is highly recommended in the month of October-November or March-April when the season is clear. The choice of these months offers you a great chance to view the beauty of the Himalayas at its best. There are blooming flowers such as rhododendron found abundantly in these months. The Gokyo Lakes will also be highly breathtaking in view.


  • Warm welcome with garland (mala) by our representative at the airport on your arrival day.
  • Airport (International and domestic) transfers on a tourist/Private Vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Standard twin-sharing accommodation in a 3-star hotel including breakfast. (Private room/4-star/5-star accommodation can be organized at an extra cost)
  • Twin-sharing Tea house/guesthouse accommodation during the trek in the Everest Region.
  • Experienced, government-licensed, Chinese/English/Hindi-speaking trekking guide.
  • Arrangement of domestic flight tickets (Kathmandu/Manthali and Lukla)
  • Permits for Sagarmatha/Everest National Park, TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System), and local government tax.
  • Porters during the trek (1 porter for every 2pax/guest)
  • 1 Trekking map and 1 duffel bag for every 2 Pax/guest.
  • Trek completion certificate
  • A farewell dinner on the last night in Kathmandu.
  • All applicable administrative expenses and government taxes throughout the trek.
  • First-aid kit.

Not Included

  • Meals (lunch and dinner) in Kathmandu and the trekking area.
  • Travel insurance along with high-altitude emergency evacuation coverage
  • Tips to trekking staff and driver
  • Personal Trekking gear and equipment
  • Private and customized trip
  • Extra accommodation in case of early arrival/late departure or flight canceled (domestic) due to climate.
  • Any other services, activities, or personal expenses which are not mentioned in the itinerary.



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Viet Anh
Viet Anh
The tour gave me such an amazing experience, especially about the cultural, historical and religious values of Nepalis. 2 colleagues and me went on 1 tour of NBM Travel, in 4 nights and 5 days in Nepal (Limbini, Nagarkot, and Kathmandu). Mr Sujit, the Manager was very supportive in arranging a customized tour for us, meeting all our requirements. He is very responsive and professional, with quite good connections to help us (our domestic flight was delayed, he managed to get us on board of an earlier flight)Mr Subash, the Tour Guide, was also responsible and hospitable. He always tried to make us enjoy the trip. He is also expertised in his job, knowing a lot of information about the tourist attractions. He was very ready to help when we want to buy local fruits, and very collaborative when we want to change the schedule.The tour gave me such an amazing experience, especially about the cultural, historical and religious values of Nepalis. In our tour, we also planned to see the Himalayan Ranges from our Hotel in Nagarkot and from Chandragiri Hills, but the weather was so cloudy during our stay. It may be a good reason for our come back to Nepal next time and enjoy the hospitality of NBM Team.
Ciara M
Ciara M
Fantastic We had such a fantastic experience in Nepal with this tour company. We were overwhelmed by how welcoming and warm Sudarshan and his team were from the moment we arrived. We felt so comparable and taken care of in the beautiful Nivas Botique home in Kathmandu. The rooms are beautiful and very comfortable. We enjoyed delicious, complimentary authentic Nepalese meals and had such a fanatic stay here. We travelled to Pokhara for 2 nights in very comfortable private transportation. We had a fantastic 2 days of activities including paragliding and white water rafting, all organised for us. We couldn’t have asked for a better trip and I couldn’t recommend using this travel company more. We will definitely be back in the future!
Rory N
Rory N
Amazing Trip! We spent 4 fantastic days in Kathmandu and Pokhara with NBM travel. Our trip included paragliding, sight seeing and an Everest flight. Management went above and beyond to make us feel welcome, safe and ensure that we had the best time. Would highly recommend this travel company!
绝美风景,期待下次再见 不同于之前在国内看到的雪山,喜马拉雅山系的雪山绵延不绝,又高又长,能见度好的时候能看到一片的雪山,感觉自己第一次离雪山那么近,超震撼的感觉。看到了鱼尾峰的鱼尾巴,好美!雨林里山中的空气超级好,刚好走的那段路像原始丛林一般,很美空气很新鲜,竟然有点爱上这种雨中漫步的感觉~选的旅行社的老板人真的很好!安排的十分妥当,爱上这种异国他乡的快乐啦哈哈!不过这是我们第一次相遇,但绝对不是最后一次相聚!
很棒的旅游体验-Kathmandu 一直有想去尼泊尔旅行的想法,前些日子终于下决心仔细研究了,人生地不熟的,问了朋友的朋友有没有旅行社推荐,就推荐了这家,英文名NBM中文名大山旅游,老板中文名也叫大山,感觉对中国文化很有研究,让我们这种出国游的感觉很安心。老板很靠谱,给安排了懂中文的向导,沟通很顺利,人也很亲切。不得不说尼泊尔景色真不错,适合放松身心,有机会的话还会再来,也会多推荐大山旅游的。
Tina B.
Tina B.
Great if you have limited time to visit the city I was in Nepal in November and after a trek of 10 days I only had 1 and a half day to visit Kathmandu. I found out many places to visit in Kathmandu are far from each other (5 to 10 km) and walking between places is not an option (heavy traffic). So I decided to book a private tour (I was a solo traveller) and had a great experience. My guide Raj took me to all the important places , UNESCO sites, and explained everything about the place we were visiting. I would recommend this tour to anyone who has limited time to explore the city. -1 point as the guides will take you to shop/restaurant they have an agreement with, I didn't mind the shop as they don't force you to buy anything, but I would have wanted to choose the restaurant by myself
Hari r
Hari r
Cable Car Trip near Kathmandu Me and my friends travelled Kathmandu this July and we went for a short distance trip to Chandragiri Hill. Cable Car took us to Chandragiri hill, which is best to escape from hustle and bustle of Kathmandu. The view of Kathmandu was beautiful as rain cleared up the sky. The guide we were provided was professional and he told us incredible stories of the hill. Overall it was fantastic trip.
Bindu B
Bindu B
Trekking, Local, culture views and sites 5 days in Nepal trek was awesome. We went to Sundarijal, then to Chisapani walking a lot of stairs and then to Nagarkot. We could see beautiful peaks from Dhaulagiri to Everest. People at Sundarijal seem very friendly. All in all, our trek was very nice and we enjoyed it very much.
Stephanie H
Stephanie H
Amazing Trip! Thank you to the folks at NBM Travel for an awesome trip to Nepal! Shristi was incredibly helpful with coordinating everything and answering all of my silly logistical questions from the moment I booked the trip. My tour guide Mani provided so much support on the tour, from sharing his knowledge about Nepali culture and history, to helping me find souvenirs at a good price, to rearranging our itinerary when we had weather delays. I chose this tour specifically to learn about the many cultures and lifestyles of Nepal and was not disappointed. Each location was so different from the last - Kathmandu is the chaotic capital, Chitwan is a gorgeous jungle where you’ll see animals that you’d never expect to see up close in real life (still can’t believe how close I was to crocodiles and a rhino!), and Pokhara feels like a cute beach resort. We were unable to go to Lumbini due to weather, so we spent an extra day in Pokhara and an extra day in Kathmandu, which worked out fine for relaxing and shopping. Even the bus rides between cities were interesting because you could see examples of life in the countryside and some really cool landscapes. There was a decent balance of sightseeing and free time, and I really liked each of the hotels we stayed at. If you are interested in learning about Nepal beyond trekking, this is a great introduction. They have such an interesting diversity and unique history, I wish more people knew about it!If you go in July, like I did, you’ll likely catch some rain (monsoon season), so make sure you pack accordingly! Rain boots, rain coat, and quick dry pants worked well on rainy days and the boat tour/jungle trek in Chitwan, plus a few pairs of comfortable pants and a pair of sandals for sunny days. Don’t let the name “monsoon” scare you off from coming if this is the only time of year you can go. You’ll still see, do, and eat a lot! (Make sure you have dal bhat and momo while you are here...they are the best!)
Swostika M
Swostika M
Exciting trip in cable car Had a experience of such a steep cable car. The trip was exciting and the mountain view was worth the travel.

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