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Everest Base Camp Via Gokyo Trek - 18 Days

Everest Base Camp Via Gokyo Trek

Often, most trekkers want to go for Everest Base Camp Trek crossing Gokyo Valley since it is one of the popular valley located in Khumbu Region Nepal. If you want Everest trek via Gokyo Trek, it generally takes 18 days to complete the trek. It is obviously one most adventurous trekking route of the world. Everest Base Camp Via Gokyo Trek offers fabulous experience of majestic snow-capped mountain peaks, Buddhist monasteries, Ngojumba Glacier, the famous chola pass etc including Sherpa indigenous habitats and their culture. Moreover, number of blue lakes of Gokyo valley, poetic monasteries, Sagarmatha National Park, popular cho la pass, the Sherpa village (Namche Bazaar) are the major attractions that we cross to reach on our ultimate destination – Everest Base Camp. Every year thousand of trekkers go to Gokyo trek as their side trip during their Everest Base Camp Trek because of the blue lakes of Gokyo valley, Gokyo peak and of course the Sherpa traditions and cultures. It is thought that only trekking Everest Base Camp is incomplete if you does not lengthen your trek across the Gokyo Valley. The panoramic scenario of Mt. Everest is more amazing from Gokyo Valley than that from Everest Kalapathar.

We personally recommend you to choose Everest Base Camp Trek 14 days if you have physically and mentally good health and have limited time in Nepal, since it has shorter itinerary and cheaper price rate than Everest Base Camp Trek Via Gokyo Valley.

Being a challenging and difficult trek, only those trekkers are recommended this trek who are physically fit. However you do not need high experience for this trekking. Lets imagine that you are just standing in the middle of a massif 360 degree round of snow-capped mountain, how do you feel ? We can’t explain the whole beauties and feelings just writing in this page. You will just find if you reaches there. So, just feel free to contact us.

Day 1
Day 1

Arrival at TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu) (1300 m)

Day 2
Day 2

Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trekking preparation

Day 3
Day 3

Fly to Lukla (2800 M) via domestic plane, trek to Phakding (2652 m) – 3/4 hours

Day 4
Day 4

Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m) – 5/6 hours

Day 5
Day 5

Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar

Day 6
Day 6

Namche Bazaar to Dole (4110m) 6-7 hours

Day 7
Day 7

Dole to Machherma (4470m) 4-5 hours Trek

Day 8
Day 8

Machherma to Gokyo (4800m) 4-5 hours Trek

Day 9
Day 9

Acclimitization at Gokyo Valley

Day 10
Day 10

Gokyo Ri Hike to Thaknak Trek (4750m) 4-5 hours

Day 11
Day 11

Thaknak to Chola Pass – Dzongla (4830m) – 7/8 hours

Day 12
Day 12

Dzongla to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 2 – 3 hrs

Day 13
Day 13

Lobuche to Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp (5364m), Back to Gorakshep – 8/9 hours

Day 14
Day 14

Gorakshep to Kalapathar, and back to Pheriche (4280m) 8/9 hours

Day 15
Day 15

Pheriche to Pangoboche and Tengboche, then Namche Bazaar (3440m) – 5/6 hours Trek

Day 16
Day 16

Trek back Namche Bazaar – Lukla (2800m)

Day 17
Day 17

Fly back to Kathmandu

Day 18
Day 18

Final Departure

Cost Includes

  • A guide
  • Necessary Porters (A porter is provided to two persons, and can carry up to 20 Kilos)
  • Entry permits for Sagarmatha National Park
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) our staff during the trek
  • Accommodation in tea houses (lodges) for you and our staff during the trek
  • All land transportation from hotel to airport and from airport to hotel by private vehicle
  • Sightseeing within Kathmandu valley including a tour guide
  • Necessary equipment such as sleeping bag, down jacket, etc. for you and our staff during the trek
  • Mountain Medical Rescue help (It is provided by your insurance company)
  • Insurance and equipment for the Nepali staffs.
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight tickets for you and our Nepali staffs.
  • Airport tax at Kathmandu domestic airport and Lukla airport
  • Airport picks up & drop off services.

Cost Excludes

  • Accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) for you during the trek
  • Personal nature expenses such as drinks, beverages, hot shower etc.
  • Tips

Trekking Equipment list:

The following equipment lists are suggested and essential for both camp & teahouse treks in the Himalayas. Make use of this list as a guideline; some of the equipment can be hired in Katmandu as well. Besides, keep in mind trekking gear can be bought in the many adventure shops in Katmandu Thamel.


  • 1 large duffel bag: This will carry all your personal gear on the trek. It should be strong and durable.  The best size would be around 30″ x 14″, with a full-length zipper and handles.
  • 1 small padlock: Your duffel bag should be locked.
  • 1 rucksack or day pack:  This should accommodate a sweater, rain gear, water bottle, camera and accessories and any miscellaneous items you want to have during the day.  We recommend a pack with at least 1450cu. In capacity, or smaller if you are not carrying a large amount of camera equipment.
  • 1 small duffel bag or suitcase: Items not needed on the trek can be left at the hotel in Kathmandu. This bag should also have a lock.  Be sure to leave room for purchases, or buy one in Kathmandu they have many good quality ones available.
Head and Face Gear:
  • Sunhat
  • A Bandana
  • Sunglasses
  • Warm hat
  • Sunscreen with a very high SPF factor
  • Lip balm with a high SPF factor
  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
Inner Clothing:
  • T-shirts
  • Thermal underwear- Top and bottom. Synthetic is best
  • Underwear
  • 2 Long shorts
  • 2 Trousers- (loose and comfortable) One thin, one thick and warm
Outer Clothing:
  • Down Jacket
  • Fleece Jacket (or a windproof jacket)
  • Waterproof jacket with a hood (or a poncho)
  • Waterproof pants
  • Baggy pants
  • 2 pairs of gloves/mittens (1 thin and 1 thick)
  • 1 sweater to be worn under the fleece jacket
  • Light weight walking boots- Quality boots (leather is recommended)
  • Spare laces
  • 2 pairs of thick woolen socks.
  • 2 pairs of thin socks to be worn under the woolen socks
  • One pair of sandals or comfortable shoes for camp
Drinking Equipment:
  • 1 thermos- Water tends to freeze in ‘normal’ water bottles at high altitude temperatures.
  • 2 one-liter water bottles
  • Purification equipment- Boiled drinking water will be provided but further purification with iodine or purification tablets is highly recommended.
Sleeping and Carrying Equipment:
  • 30-40 liter daypack
  • Rucksack- Without aluminum support
  • Water Proof Bag- A water proof bag to cover the rucksack
  • Sleeping Bag- Please brings a bag that can resist temperatures as low as -15 degrees Celsius.
Optional Extras/Luxuries
  • Binoculars
  • Reading book
  • Trail Map/Guide book
  • Journal & Pen
  • Walkman
  • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble

Price From USD$985/person
Total $ 985 USD

Trip Facts

  • Lukla
  • Lukla
  • 5,364 m

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