Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake Trek

Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake Trek

Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake Trek

Prices

From $2,025USD

Difficulty

Guided

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Highlights

Explore Nepal's majestic Himalayas on this epic 21-day guided trek

Experience majestic Mount Everest from up close, at Everest Base Camp, then climb to the peak of Kala Patthar at sunrise, for an epic view of Mount Everest.

Explore the six glacial lakes of the Gokyo region, their stunning turquoise colour appearing even more vibrant against the black and white of the snow-capped peaks.

Learn more about the native Sherpa culture and religion by visiting villages, interacting with people, and exploring monasteries, and witnessing chortens, prayer flags, and more.

Tour Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, including some of Kathmandu’s most important landmarks.

For avid trekkers, there is perhaps no location on earth quite as alluring as the Mount Everest Base Camp and the spectacular trail that leads there. This amazing 3-week tour takes you to this epic location, while also showing you that the Himalayas are so much more than Everest.

Surround yourself with some of the tallest and most incredible mountains in the world. Experience Mount Everest not only from its base camp but perhaps even more strikingly, from the peak of Kala Patthar at sunrise. In addition to the traditional Everest Base Camp route, this tour also adds a chance to see the six glacial lakes of Gokyo. The natural beauty of this region is difficult to capture in words – it simply must be experienced.

In addition to these breathtaking landscapes, you’ll have opportunities to experience the culture of the native Sherpa people. Visit monasteries and see their chortens, prayer flags, and other expressions of religious devotion. Stay in local tea houses along your trek, with opportunities to interact with local people and learn more about their way of life. This Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake Trek is an unforgettable and life-changing experience, so don’t miss this opportunity!

Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake Trek Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Kathmandu

Distance / Time: None

Overnight Location
Mandala Boutique Hotel (1,400 m/4,593’), Kathmandu
Meals
Dinner

Day 2 Explore Kathmandu

Distance / Time: As Required

Overnight Location
Mandala Boutique Hotel (1,400 m/4,593’), Kathmandu
Meals
Breakfast

Day 3 Fly to Lukla, then Trek to Phakding

Distance / Time: 12 km, 5 hours, 100 m of ascent

Overnight Location
Lodge in Phakding (2,845 m/9,334’)
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 Trek to Namche Bazaar

Distance / Time: 16 km, 7 hours, 700 m of ascent, 200 m of descent

Overnight Location
Lodge in Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,286’)
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar

Distance / Time: 6 km, 3 hours, 300 m of ascent, 300 m of descent

Overnight Location
Lodge in Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,289’)
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 Trek to Dole

Distance / Time: 11 km, 7-8 hours, 600 m of ascent, 400 m of descent

Overnight Location
Lodge in Dole (4,038 m/13,248’)
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 Trek to Machhermo

Distance / Time: 8 km, 5 hours, 800 m of ascent, 200 m of descent

Overnight Location
Lodge in Machhermo (4,410 m/14,469’)
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 Trek to Gokyo

Distance / Time: 9 km, 6 hours, 300 m of ascent, 100 m of descent

Overnight Location
Lodge in Gokyo (4,750 m/15,584’)
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 Trek to Gokyo Ri

Distance / Time: 8 km, 6-7 hours, 800 m of ascent, 800 m of descent

Overnight Location
Lodge in Gokyo (4,750 m/15,584’)
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 Trek to Dragnag

Distance / Time: 3 km, 4 hours, 300 m of ascent, 200 m of descent

Overnight Location
Lodge in Dragnag (4,700 m/15,420’)
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11 Trek over Cho La Pass to Dzongla

Distance / Time: 15 km, 8-9 hours, 720 m of ascent, 500 m of descent

Overnight Location
Lodge in Dzongla (4,840 m/15,879’)
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12 Trek to Lobuche

Distance / Time: 8 km, 5-6 hours, 70 m of ascent

Overnight Location
Lodge in Lobuche (4,910 m/16,109’)
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13 Trek to Gorak Shep & Everest Base Camp

Distance / Time: 10 km, 8-9 hours, 600 m of ascent, 150 m of descent

Overnight Location
Lodge in Gorak Shep (5,140 m/16,864’)
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14 Trek to Kala Patthar, then to Lobuche

Distance / Time: 8 km, 6 hours, 635 m of ascent, 600 m of descent

Overnight Location
Lodge in Lobuche (4,910 m/16,109’)
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15 Trek to Dingboche

Distance / Time: 6 km, 4 hours, 500 m of descent

Overnight Location
Lodge in Dingboche (4,430 m/14,534’)
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 16 Trek to Tengboche

Distance / Time: 6 km, 6 hours, 150 m of ascent, 570 m of descent

Overnight Location
Lodge in Tengboche (3,860 m/12,664’)
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 17 Trek to Monjo

Distance / Time: 12 km, 6-7 hours, 400 m of ascent, 1000 m of descent

Overnight Location
Lodge in Monjo (2,835 m/9,301’)
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 18 Trek to Lukla

Distance / Time: 10 km, 6-7 hours, 50 m of ascent, 100 m of descent

Overnight Location
Lodge in Lukla (2,840 m/9,318’)
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 19 Fly to Kathmandu

Distance / Time: None

Overnight Location
Mandala Boutique Hotel (1,400 m/4,593’), Kathmandu
Meals
Breakfast

Day 20 Explore Kathmandu

Distance / Time: None

Overnight Location
Mandala Boutique Hotel (1,400 m/4,593’), Kathmandu
Meals
Breakfast

Day 21 Departure Day

Distance / Time: None

Overnight Location
None
Meals
Breakfast

Everest Base Camp Trek and Gokyo Lakes Price and Dates

This guided trekking tour in Nepal is run either as a private tour for your group only, however, sometimes there are options to join other groups (please enquire for more information). The pricing depends on the number of people on your group.

Pricing below is per person:

  • Guided group of 2-5: $2,250USD per person
  • Guided group of 6 and more: $2,025USD per person
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Accommodation on Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake Trekking Tour

This tour is based in trekking lodges, also called tea houses, along the trek. These accommodations are simple, since there is no road access to reach them, but they are also friendly and full of atmosphere.

Most lodges have dining areas that are heated, but the bedrooms are typically unheated. Wooden beds with foam mattresses are provided, but you will need a sleeping bag. Washing and toilet facilities are shared, and some have solar showers available for an additional charge.

Before and after your trek, stay in a 3.5-star hotel in Kathmandu. Rooms are double occupancy, and single travellers will pay a supplement.

In some cases, accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other, comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
You can pay a supplement of $325USD to have a private room in a hotel. Contact us and we can try and match single travellers up, where possible. Private rooms are not available in the trekking lodges.

Mandala Boutique Hotel, Kathmandu

Located in a quiet corner of the Thamel area of Kathmandu, this hotel has easy access to shopping and other tourist attractions. It is clean and air-conditioned for your comfort.

Night 3-14

Trekking Lodges (Tea Houses) along the trekking route

These lodges are simple but full of atmosphere. The rooms in these lodges are not heated, but some have heated dining areas. Toilets and washing facilities are shared.

Mandala Boutique Hotel, Kathmandu

Located in a quiet corner of the Thamel area of Kathmandu, this hotel has easy access to shopping and other tourist attractions. It is clean and air-conditioned for your comfort.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s included in the Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake Trekking Tour?

Meals

20 breakfasts, 16 lunches, 17 dinners are included on this tour.

Accommodations

Accommodations for all 20 nights are included. Along the trek, stay in simple trekking lodges (tea houses). Before and after the trek, stay in a 3.5-star hotel in Kathmandu.

Transportation during the Tour

Domestic flights and land transportation described in the itinerary are included, as well as a guide on the flight and all airport taxes. Airport transfers between the Kathmandu Airport and your hotel are also included.

Also Included

  • An experienced, insured, and equipped English-speaking guide
  • Guided sightseeing and entry fees in Kathmandu
  • TIMS permit
  • National Park permit
  • Porter (Insured and equipped according to IPPG rules)
  • Acclimatization days exploring Namche and Dingboche
  • Ascents of Kala Patthar (5,545 m) and Gokyo Ri (5,480)
  • Visit to the village of Phortse, a traditional Sherpa village in the Khumbu region

Not included

  • Flights to/from Kathmandu
  • Visa to enter Nepal
  • Meals not listed as included (lunches and dinners in Kathmandu)
  • Personal drinks / alcohol
  • Additional costs due to illness, rescue, force majeure, flight/itinerary changes
  • Tips for guides and other trekking staff
  • Personal costs such as charging batteries or hot showers

Frequenty Asked Questions about Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake Trek

How hard is Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Trekking Tour?

The Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Trekking Tour is a very difficult tour, with a long duration at high altitude. We rate this tour as a 5 / 5. Sections of the trail are strenuous, but at higher elevations, even easier sections of trail become more challenging. Consult your doctor if you have concerns about trekking at high altitudes.

Should I be concerned about altitude trekking to Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes?

You should always check with your doctor before taking a trekking tour at elevation. On this trekking trip to Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes you spend an extended time at high altitude. On Day 4 you reach Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,286’), and you’ll be above this elevation until Day 17. You’ll be sleeping above 4,000m from Night 6 in Dole to Night 15 in Dingboche. The highest elevation you’ll sleep at is Night 10 at Gorak Shep, where you’ll sleep at (5,140 m/16,864’). The highest elevation you’ll hike to is Everest Base Camp, at 5,545 m/18,192’. While this trekking tour follows a standard route, it’s a challenging tour and acclimatization is critical.

Do I need a Visa?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included?

20 breakfasts, 16 lunches and 17 dinners are included.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have Health and Medical insurance to join this trip. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Kathmandu to start this tour?

The Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu is the only international airport in Nepal. If arriving in Nepal by air, you must fly to this airport. Transportation is provided between the airport and your hotel in Kathmandu.

Are the tours in English?

Yes, the tour guide is English speaking.

Where does the tour end?

The tour ends where it begins, in Kathmandu. Tour staff will escort you to the Kathmandu Airport.

What should I pack?

You will be given a complete packing list for your trek upon booking. Plan to layer your clothing to be comfortable at different temperatures. You should be able to add a waterproof layer (jacket and trousers) to stay dry, as well as protect yourself from the sun with a hat and sunglasses. A headlamp with extra batteries is also recommended. You will carry your own daypack (30 L recommended) during the day and your baggage on the trek is limited to 12 kg. You should also have a sleeping bag (rated for -10°C), dry bags, a padlock (to lock your trek bag) and a basic first aid kid. Please respect the traditional Nepalese culture by dressing conservatively (avoid bare shoulders and keep legs covered)

Can I charge my phone / camera / other device?

You may need an outlet adapter for any electrical items. PRESS HERE to find more information. Electricity will not always be available along the trek. Some lodges will have solar-powered charging facilities for an additional hourly fee.

How much spending money will I need?

Plan to have cash exchanged into Nepali rupees. It is possible to withdraw rupees from ATMs in Kathmandu but not outside the city. An estimated $400-600 USD per person should be enough for meals in Kathmandu, drinks, snacks and other personal expenses such as showers and charging batteries in the trekking lodges. This should also cover tips for your guide, porters, and other trek staff.

How much should I tip my guide and porter

Guides and porters appreciate your tips, and this forms a large portion of their compensation. If you receive good service, you should plan on tipping your guides approximately $3-$5 / per day per person in your group. You should tip your porter $2 - $4 per person per day. A larger group would tip on the lower end of the scale, while a smaller group of 2-5 would tip on the higher end.

Do I need vaccines?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for this country?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

When is the best time to travel to Nepal for this tour?

This tour is available year-round. The best time to travel to Nepal for this trek is during the pre-monsoon season from March through early May, or post-monsoon in October and November. Monsoon season typically lasts from late May through September.

Trekking Team Group is a Travelife and FTA certified tour operator creating trips in the Himalayas since 1991. They are consistently highly-rated online and garner impressive word of mouth recommendations.

Trekking team focuses on a sustainable method of operation. They work with highly professional guides and offer clients flexibility and 24/7 service.

The company uses local guides, serves local food, and makes use of local homes and lodges to give back to the community. They support the local environment and in turn see many repeat customers.

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Prices

From $2,025USD

Difficulty

Guided

Hotels / Lodges

Active Travel is what we do

10Adventures knows Active and Adventure Travel because everything we do is focused on Active and Adventure Travel. We understand the needs of travellers and partner with excellent local guides who specialize in active, experiential and adventure travel.

Real humans are always a click or call away

Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

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The Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Trekking Tour is a very difficult tour, with a long duration at high altitude. We rate this tour as a 5 / 5. Sections of the trail are strenuous, but at higher elevations, even easier sections of trail become more challenging. Consult your doctor if you have concerns about trekking at high altitudes.

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Kathmandu, Nepal

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