Gokyo Everest Base Camp Trek

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4.9 Based on 34 Reviews
  • Booking Type Instant booking
  • duration 15 days
  • tour type Private and Group
  • age requirement 5-79 yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Maximum altitude 5545 meters
  • Tour Code BM-4289
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  • Operated in English, Hindi, Nepalese
  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
  • +14
  • World's one of the most famous point; Everest Base Camp
  • Kalapatthar and Gokyo RI gives superb views of Everest Himalayan range
  • Most beautiful and one of the toughest Chola Pass
  • Unmatched cultural diversity of Khumbu valley
This Gokyo Everest Base Camp Trek is also known as Cho La Pass Trek, and is one of the major routes available to visit Everest Base Camp. It is a combined trek of Gokyo Lakes and the Everest Base Camp with an option to cross a high altitude pass named Cho La.

Although trekkers can choose to join Gokyo and Everest Base Camp without crossing Cho La , most prefer to cross Cho La Pass due to the stunning views of Himalayas.

Connecting three major places in Khumbu region; Gokyo Lakes, Cho La and Everest Base Camp, this trekking route is a combination of adventure and nature’s wonders.

The Cho La Pass is physically demanding during the winter season and may require crampons. Despite its difficulty during winter, this is an excellent trekking route that connects both Gokyo Lakes / valley and the Everest Base Camp. Visiting two main viewpoints i.e. Gokyo RI and Kalapatthar is demanding but worth reaching the top where you will have marvelous views of numerous Himalayan peaks.

This is an adventurous trekking route that is suitable for mid-experienced trekkers. The route is filled with dramatic landscapes, towering snowy Himalayan peaks like Thamserku, Kangtega, Cho-Oyu, Pumori, Nuptse, Lhotse including the majestic Everest itself. The trek is arranged in a clockwise direction which is equally versatile in an anticlockwise direction as well.

The trail starts from Lukla and goes through Dole, Machhermo and Gokyo before we stop in Thaknak for overnight before crossing the pass. Starting early morning from Thaknak, we will cross Chola Pass and then descend down to Dzongla for another night. We continue towards Lobuche, Gorakshep and Kalapatthar and descend down to Lukla where we will conclude our adventure.

Please refer to the itinerary for day-by-day activities.
  • Day 1: Fly to Lukla (2,840M), trek to Monjo (2840M)
  • Day 2: Trekking to Namche Bazaar (3,440M)
  • Day 3: Rest and acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar
  • Day 4: Trek to Dole (3980)
  • Day 5: Trek to Machhermo (4,410M)
  • Day 6: Trek to Gokyo Lakes / Valley (4760M)
  • Day 7: Climbing Gokyo RI (5403M), acclimatization day in Gokyo
  • Day 8: Trek to Thaknak AKA Dragnag (4,700M)
  • Day 9: Cross Cho La Pass (5420M), Trek to Dzongla (4,830M)
  • Day 10: Trek to Gorakshep (5,140M), walk around
  • Day 11: Hike to Kalapatthar (5545M), hike to EBC (5364M)
  • Day 12: Trek down to Pangboche (3,930M)
  • Day 13: Trek to Jorsalle or Monjo (2840M)
  • Day 14: Trek to Lukla for overnight (2840M)
  • Day 15: Fly to Kathmandu (1310M) end of our services
  • Airport pickup and drop services on a private vehicle before and after the trek
  • Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu domestic airline tickets
  • All applicable domestic airport taxes
  • All meals [Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner / main course] during the trek as per the itinerary
  • Accommodation on cozy tea houses during the whole trek
  • Everest National Park Entry Permit
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) registration card
  • Experienced English speaking, government licensed and ministry of tourism trained trekking guide with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance
  • Assistant trekking guide for groups over 6 people with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • Comprehensive first aid medical kit carried by the guide
  • Necessary paper works, all government and local taxes
  • Complimentary welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu at a cultural restaurant [optional]
OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)
  • Porter
  • KTM Hotel (Per Night / BB)
  • International airfare, Nepal visa fees ( two passport photographs ), travel and medical insurance, emergency evacuation
  • Personal nature expenses ( bars and beverage bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc. )
  • Costs arising from natural calamities, mishaps or anything beyond our control ( Costs are not refundable and transferable in any mean if you leave the trek voluntarily and want to return from the trek
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu ( also in the case of early returns and late departures than scheduled itinerary )
  • Services not mentioned in 'Services Includes' section ( Please ask us if you are confused about any services )
4.9 - Excellent
Based on 34 reviews
  • Joelle Chartrain
  • On Jul 09 2023
5 - Excellent
AMAZING!!! Everyone we met through this company was just incredible and went above and beyond. Suman was our guide and he is the absolute the sweetest. He made the trek unforgettable. He is so knowledgeable - we felt so safe with... Read more
  • Taryn Gladue
  • From Canada
  • On Mar 24 2023
2 - Poor
Everest Base Camp Trek
The trek was incredible, but unfortunately I wish I had booked with a different company. My guide, who after a week was still asking me what my name was, started off saying that this was his first trek of the season and he was... Read more
A Bookmundi Travel Expert Upendra Duwadi responded to this review:

Hi Taryn,

Thank you for sharing your feedback. I appreciate your feedback. As a budget tour operator, we try to focus on quality services at the most affordable price we can. Nonetheless, I will have a talk with the guide when he is back from the trek and try to improve our services in the future.

Thank you for your time.

  • Bambang Sularso
  • From Indonesia
  • On Nov 08 2022
5 - Excellent
Gokyo Everest Base Camp Trek
We did this trek on October. The itinerary was well managed and the accommodation and food suited our needs perfectly. Thank you for an amazing experience! Excellent service. Exceeded my expectations. With the help our guide Lok... Read more
  • Vladimir Mlejnek
  • From Czech Republic
  • On Oct 31 2022
4 - Very Good
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Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.

Other Practical InformationDuring the peak travel seasons from March to May and September to November, flights between Kathmandu and Lukla are rerouted from Kathmandu to Ramechhap Airport due to heavy traffic congestion. This means travelers must drive approximately 135 kilometers, which takes about 4 hours under normal traffic conditions, to reach Ramechhap Airport to catch their flight to Lukla. The same process applies for the return journey from Lukla to Kathmandu. Unfortunately, this rerouting is unavoidable due to the congestion in Kathmandu. For those who prefer a direct flight to Lukla or back to Kathmandu, helicopter flights are available as an alternative, albeit at a higher cost. Please feel free to contact us for more information on this matter.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How much money do I need to bring with me?

    Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.

  • Is quarantine in Nepal in effect for arriving visitors?

    There are no quarantine requirements in Nepal for arriving visitors at the moment.

  • How much should my backpack weigh?

    A properly packed backpack (not including your day pack) should ideally not weigh more than 13 kg. It is also important to note that if you are taking a flight to the start of your trek, many smaller aircraft have weight restrictions. For example, if you are flying from Kathmandu to Lukla, you are only allowed 10kg of checked luggage, and 5 kg of hand baggage. Thus, in case of a small flight, you should ideally pack a 10 kg backpack for checked luggage, and then add 5 kg in your hand baggage. You can then re-shuffel the weigt once you start your trek at the trailhead.  

  • Do I need a porter?

    The decision to hire a porter is up to you and usually based on your fitness level and/or budget. One porter can be shared between two people and can carry up to 25 kg. Many trekkers hire a porter to have a more comfortable trek.

  • Do I require a porter for carrying water?

    On most popular treks you can expect plenty of places where you can refill your water bottle, meaning you don’t need to carry a huge water supply with you. Bring an extra bottle of water if you are concerned. If you already have a porter, you can ask him/her to carry water as long as it is within the weight limit. Another option is to carry water purification tablets or LifeStraw, both of which can be found in Kathmandu.

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