Everest Base Camp Via Gokyo Trek

15 Days

Most trekkers who go for Everest Base Camp Trek prefer to extend their trek to the Gokyo Valley since it is one of the popular valleys located in the Khumbu region of Nepal. If you want Everest trek via Gokyo Trek, it generally takes 18 days to complete the trek. It is undoubtedly one of the most adventurous trekking routes 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 indigenous habitats and culture of Sherpa people. Moreover, number of blue lakes of Gokyo valley, poetic monasteries, Sagarmatha National Park, popular Cho La pass, and the Sherpa village (Namche Bazaar) are the major attractions of this amazing trek.

Every year thousands 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 an incomplete experience of Khumbu region if you do not extend your trek across the Gokyo Valley. The panoramic scenario of Mt. Everest is more amazing from Gokyo Valley than from Everest Kalapathar.

We personally recommend you Everest Base Camp Trek 14 days if you are in physically and mentally good shape and have limited time in Nepal since it has a shorter itinerary and is cheaper than Everest Base Camp Trek Via Gokyo Valley.

Being a challenging and difficult trek, only those trekkers who are physically fit are recommended for this trek. However you do not need high experience for this trekking. The experience of standing in the middle of massif with a 360 degree view of snow-capped mountains is simply indescribable in words.



Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2800 m), which takes about 25 minutes, trek to Phakding (2652 m)

4 hours

Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

6 hours

Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar

Trek from Namche Bazaar to Dole (4110m)

7 hours

Trek from Dole to Machherma (4470m)

5 hours

Trek from Machherma to Gokyo (4800m)

5 hours

Acclimatization at Gokyo Valley

Trek from Gokyo Ri to Thaknak Trek (4750m)

4 hours

Trek fromThaknak to Chola Pass – Dzongla (4830m)

8 hours

Trek from Dzongla to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft):

3 hours

Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp (5364m), back to Gorakshep

8 hours

Trek from Gorakshep to Kalapathar(550m) and back to Pheriche (4280m)

8 hours

Trek from Pheriche to Tengboche (3860m), then Namche Bazaar (3440m)

6 hours

Trek Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2800m)
5 hours.

Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu.
25 min.

Cost Includes

  • A guide
  • 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 teahouses (lodges) for you and our staff during the trek
  • All land transportation from the hotel to the airport and from the airport to the hotel by private vehicle
  • Necessary equipment such as sleeping bag, down jacket, etc. for you and our staff during the trek
  • Insurance and equipment for the Nepali staff.
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight tickets for you and our Nepali staff.
  • Airport tax at Kathmandu domestic airport and Lukla airport
  • Airport pickup & drop-off services.

Cost Excludes

  • Emergency Mountain Medical Rescue Insurance (Provided by your insurance company. Please buy it in your country. You cannot buy it in Nepal.)
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Accommodation in typical Nepali lodge (Teahouse) for you during the trek
  • 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

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Everest Base Camp Via Gokyo Trek
From $1,055
/ Adult
  • Lukla
  • Lukla
  • Moderate
  • 5,364 m
  • Trekking
  • Tea House
  • Nepal
  • Everest
  • Sep - Nov and Mar - May

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