Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lake – 18 Days
Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes is a pristine combination of beautiful glacial lake complex surrounding Gokyo valley leading to the base of the majestic Mt. Everest (8848 m). This trek treats us with some amazing landscape, natural view, and the wholesome delights of the Everest region.
This is a high altitude trek where you walk in off-the-beaten-paths across the typical Sherpa villages on the lap of giant mountains including Mt. Everest. On this trek, you first enter the Sherpa Homeland ( Namche Bazar) and gradually ascend to the stunning Gokyo Valley to the glacial lakes under Cho Oyu( 8153m). This trail offers the magnificent views of Majesty Himalayas including, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, etc.
Plus, on this trek, you have the benefit of crossing the Cho La Pass (5,420 meters). Although you cross the high pass, this trek is easily doable by the person with average fitness and proper preparation. This is a moderate trek that takes you the mesmerizing Gokyo Ri- a famous vantage point for the Everest View from a different perspective.
After encountering the glistening glacial lakes (4750 meters) in the Gokyo valley you follow the trail to Lobuche and join the popular Everest Base Camp trek route to reach Kala Patthar- the popular destination for the best view of Mt. Everest.
This trek suits physically fit and passionate trekkers who are ready to face any challenges that may befall on the trail. And with Eagle Eye Treks and Expedition team, this journey will be more wonderful. Our friendly and professional staff will make the Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Ri absolutely amazing.
- Syangboche, Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, and the other Himalayas view.
- Gokyo Ri, Best View Point of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and the other Himalayas view.
- 5th Lake, close view of Cho-Oyu, Mt. Everest, and others Himalayas view.
- Cho La Pass, an Adventure Pass.
- Everest Base Camp, closer view of Khumbu icefall.
- Kalapather, close view of Mt. Everest View and other Himalayas view.
Everest Base Camp Trek Via Gokyo Lakes Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)
Day 2: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and trek Preparation
Day 3: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,700ft): 8km, 3 – 4 hours trek
Day 4: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438m/11,280 ft): 11km, 5 – 6 hours
Day 5: Acclimatization Day – Namche Bazaar: (3,440m/11,284ft)
Day 6: Namche Bazaar to Phortse Thanga (3,680m/12,073ft): 6km, 5-6 hours
Day 7: Phortse Thanga to Machhermo (4,470m/ 14,663ft): 10km, 4-5 hours
Day 8: Machhermo to Gokyo (4,800 m/15,744 ft): 7km, 4-5 hours
Day 9: Gokyo Valley: Acclimatization Day – Optional Hike to Gokyo Ri (5357 m/17,570 ft): 2km, 3 – 4 hours
Day 10: Gokyo to Thagnak (4750 m/15,580 ft): 4km, 4 – 5 hours
Day 11: Thagnak to Cho La pass (5,367m/17,604 ft) to Dzongla (15, 939 ft): 7km, 7 – 8 hours
Day 12: Dzongla to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 6km, 2 – 3 hours
Day 13: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,594 ft): 13km, 6-7 hours
Day 14: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft) to Pherice (4,288m/14,070ft): 16km, 7-8 hours
Day 15: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar: 20km, 6 – 7 hours
Day 16: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,860m/9,186ft): 19km, 6 – 7 hours
Day 17: Fly to Kathmandu
Day 18: Final departure