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Gokyo And Everest Base Camp Trek

From US$ 1,390 per person
  • Free Cancellation
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highlights
  • A Beautiful Gokyo village - One of the Highest settlements of the world.
  • Ngozumpa Glacier - The Largest Glacier of the Himalayas.
  • Namche Bazaar, the Largest Sherpa Village of Nepal
  • Close - up view of World's Highest Mountain - Mt. Everest (8,848 m).
This is the trek that not only takes you to the accessible viewpoints, but also to the very rewarding viewpoints of KalaPatthar (5,555 m) and Gokyo Ri (5,438 m) from where you will see several stunning +8,000 m peaks. On the way to Everest Base Camp, you will acclimatise in the largest Sherpa village of Nepal, Namche Bazar as well as hike up to the high located Syangboche Airport, from where you will see the fantastic view of mountains such as Mt. Kongde Ri, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Kusum Kangaroo, Mt. Kamtega, Mt. Ama Dalam etc.

Along the trekking trail you will see lots of beautiful snow covered mountains, including the most beautiful mountain of the world, and there is also the Cho La Pass which you cross, and which offers a magnificent view of the Himalayas. The natural beauty of this trek also comprises Gokyo Lake, crossing the Ngozumpa Glacier, Khumbu Icefall, and Khumbu Glacier.

Our Gokyo and Everest Base Camp Trek comes with one leisure day and one acclimatization day, giving you enough time to absorb the beauty of the Everest and Gokyo region. For more details on the day-to-day activities, please see the itinerary tab.

This trek is for people being relatively fit, and able to walk up to 8 hours on some days. If in doubt as to your physical fitness we recommend to add a porter upon check-out.
Day 1
Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, Nepal (1,345 m)
The representative of Ace Holidays receives you at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. You will see our representative displaying the signboard of Ace Holidays outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel by the private vehicle.

Note: We will organize your pre-trip meeting at our office or at your hotel on the same day. In this meeting, you are requested to bring your passport, 3 passport-sized photos and a readable copy of your travel insurance. Also in this meeting, you must clear all due balance, sign a legally binding trip form, and a non–liability disclaimer. In this meeting, you are also requested to ask any questions of your trip. Ace Holidays provides you Duffel Bag and Cap (yours to keep).

Accommodation: 2 or 3 star hotel in Kathmandu
Meals: No Meals

Day 2
Fly to Lukla (2,800 m), and Trek to Phakding (2,610 m) – 3 hrs
In the morning, you will take 35 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Lukla; after landing, you are introduced to your porters; you start a trek by following your guide and descending to the Dudh Kosi River, and on the way to Phakding, you pass through a village, called Ghat.

Accommodation: Guesthouse in Phakding
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3
Trek to Namche (3,440 m) – 6 hrs
After breakfast, you trek along the bank of the Dudh Kosi River, cross this river by the suspension bridge and see the spectacular view of mountains and valleys as you head off to Namche, which has lots of restaurants, hotels, lodges, shops, money exchanges, bakeries, and internet cafes.

Accommodation: Guesthouse in Namche Bazaar
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4
Acclimatization Day in Namche
You spend a day in Namche Bazaar in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning air. You will trek a short distance to a museum, which exhibits the traditional customs of the Sherpa people. You also hike up to Syangboche Airport near the Everest View Hotel. From this hotel, you can see a rewarding view of the Himalayas, including the Everest (8,848 m) with a stunning sunrise and sunset over the Khumbu peaks.

Accommodation: Guesthouse in Namche Bazaar
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5
Trek to Phorste Thanga (3,680 m) – 5 hrs
The trekking trail ascends through the rhododendron and juniper trees, as well as through Yak Kharkas and summer settlements, and offers the outstanding view of Ama Dablam, Khumbi La, Tawache, Thamserku, Kurum Khangru, Kongde, and Kongde Ri. Following the trail, you descend to the river and Phortse Thanga.

Accommodation: Guesthouse in Phorste Thanga
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6
Trek to Machherma (4,470 m) – 6 hrs
From Phortse Thangma, you climb to a ridge, which offers an excellent view of Kantega Valley and Cho – Oyu Mountain, and from this ridge, you descend to the terminal moraine and reach Macherma in the afternoon.

Accommodation: Guesthouse in Machherma
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7
Trek to Gokyo (4,790 m) – 5 hrs
Today, you trek to Gokyo, which is located between Gokyo Lake and Ngozumpa Glacier, and you stay in Gokyo, which has beautiful surroundings, and which is a resting place for the trekkers, as well as for those, who want to hike Gokyo Ri and see the outstanding view of 8000 m peaks, such as Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu.

Accommodation: Guesthouse in Gokyo
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8
Trek to Gokyo Ri (5,438 m) and Trek back to Gokyo – 4 hrs
In the morning, you climb a steep trail to reach the top of Gokyo Ri, which offers the stunning view of the Gokyo valley, Ngozumpa Glacier, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Cho-Oyu and Gychung Kang. You will trek down to lodge at Gokyo on the same day.

Accommodation: Guesthouse in Gokyo
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9
Trek to Thangna (4,500 m)- 4 hrs
You trek to the foot of Cho La Pass, which is remote called Thangna.

Accommodation: Guesthouse in Thangna
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10
Cross Cho La Pass (5420 m), and then trek to Dzongla (4,830 m) – 8 hrs
You start before sunrise between 4 to 5 a.m. to reach the pass by 9 – 10 a.m. to dodge bad weather conditions of the noontime. You cross over at an altitude of 5,420 m where you could be exposed to strong winds if you are late. You start to climb steep region that is regularly used and easy to follow. However, the problem may arise due to the altitude and snow. It often causes terrible problems to cross the pass if it is covered with snow. As you reach the top, you are rewarded by the magnificent views, then you descend to Dzongla at noon. Accommodation in Dzongla will be very basic and in dormitory style room because of its remoteness.

Accommodation: Guesthouse in Dzongla
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 11
Trek to Lobuche (4,910 m) – 4 hrs
The trek from Dzongla to Lobuche is short and easy. Stay overnight in a guesthouse.

Accommodation: Guesthouse in Lobuche
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 12
Trek to the Everest Base Camp (5,365 m) and then back to Gorakshep (5,180) – 8 hrs
This is a difficult trek along the Khumbu Glacier. By doing this trek, you will reach Everest Base Camp, the closest place to see Mt. Everest. Here, you may see Everest Climbers, as well. You will also see the spectacular view of Khumbu Ice fall. After watching Mt. Everest, and Khumbu Icefall, you return to Gorakshep.

Accommodation: Guesthouse in Gorakshep
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 13
Trek to Kalapatthar (5,555 m), and then back to Pheriche – 7 hrs
This is one of the most difficult days, but it is also the most rewarding day of the trek. In the morning, you spend most of your time climbing Mt. Kala Patthar, a small peak (by the Himalayan standards) at 5,555 m. The ascent is demanding, but you see the most magnificent and panoramic view of mountains, including Everest, the highest peak on the planet at (8,848m), which towers directly ahead and on all its sides, you see other mountain giants, such as Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, Lhotse and countless others. Then you make a quick descent to Gorak Shep, a tiny hamlet at 5,180 m then trek down to Periche.

Accommodation: Guesthouse in Pheriche
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 14
Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m) – 7 hrs
From Periche, you trek to Namche Bazaar, and you come across Orsho, Pangboche, and Tengboche villages. The monastery of Pangboche is interesting because it has the scalp and bones of Yeti, an abominable snowman. Similarly, the monastery of Tengboche is outstanding because it has an incredible ornate, a 20 – foot sculpture of Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Buddhist Religious Leaders, and from Tengboche, you head off to Namche Bazaar.

Accommodation: Guesthouse in Namche Bazaar
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 15
Trek to Lukla (2,800 m) – 6 hrs
After 6 hours of walk, we finally return back to Lukla from where we have started our trek. We would also like to share our trek experience and achievements with other trekkers, as well as we would like to explore Lukla.

Accommodation: Guesthouse in Lukla
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 16
Fly to Kathmandu – 35 mins
As you fly to Kathmandu, you can enjoy the glimpse of the mountains through the window of a plane. You are picked up from Tribhuwan International Airport and transferred to the hotel.

Accommodation: 2 or 3 star hotel in Kathmandu
Meals: Breakfast

Day 17
Leisure Day in Kathmandu
Take a walk in the streets of Thamel and stroll in Basantapur area. If you are interested in Jungle Safari, River Rafting, Paragliding, and Shopping, then you can start by hiring Ace Holidays. (Day 17 is also a spare day just in case a flight gets cancelled from Lukla).

Accommodation: 2 or 3 star hotel in Kathmandu
Meals: Breakfast and Farewell Dinner

Day 18
Transfer to Tribhuwan International Airport for Departure
Today is the last day of your trip because you are departing from Kathmandu. You are picked up from the hotel and transferred to Tribhuwan International Airport on time.

Meals: Breakfast
what’s included
  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private tourist vehicle.
  • All your standard Meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, and medicine for guide, porter and driver.
  • Down Jacket and sleeping bag by Ace Holidays (which need to be returned after the trek).
  • 1 professional, licensed, and English speaking trekking guide
  • Accommodation in lodges and guesthouses (Mostly twin sharing and occasional dormitory style) during the trek.
  • Standard twin sharing accommodation in a hotel in Kathmandu (breakfast included.)
  • Everest National Park Permit and Tims Permit for trekking.
  • Domestic air tickets and domestic airport tax.
  • Free Ace Holidays' duffel/kit bag, sun hat (Gifts from Ace Holidays).
  • All government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
what’s excluded
  • Travel insurance, which covers emergency rescue and evacuation.
  • International airfares to/from Nepal.
  • Nepal Entry Visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying USD 25 or equivalent Nepalese currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying USD 40 and USD 100 respectively. Please bring 1 passport size photo).
  • Tips for trek guides, tour guides, and porters (Tipping is customary).
  • Any other expense, which is not mentioned in the 'Price Includes' section.
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Duration 18 days
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English & Nepali
Maximum altitude 5555 meters
Trek difficulty Moderate
Meeting/Start Point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Kathmandu, Nepal
Cancellation Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.
other information
Ace Holidays / Product Category: Trekking
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