Enjoy the magnificence of mountains and glacial lakes in the Himalayas in the EBC Trek via Gokyo Lakes and Cho La Pass
Set off to Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes and Cho La Pass and immerse into the pristine beauty of serene mountain lakes. Get lost and find the inner peace of your mind in the mountains. You will not only enjoy the beautiful emerald green lakes but also breathtaking views of the Himalayan peaks.
You will also enjoy the incredible beauty of several magnanimous mountains in addition to the Mt. Everest itself. This trip not only allows you to traverse a peaceful trail but also takes you right to the base of Mt. Everest. The view from viewpoints of Gokyo Ri (5,357m), Cho La (5,420m) and Kalapatthar (5,545m) certainly has an overwhelming charm.
If you like to walk several days up and down through serene mountains, this is the trip to go. You will certainly enjoy the trekking adventure to EBC via Gokyo Lakes.
Day 01: Arrival Day
Arrival in Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel. Trip briefing takes place at the hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour – B
A full day sightseeing tour of heritage sites in Kathmandu. Visit Swoyambhunath – the monkey temple, Patan Durbar Square, Boudhanath, and Pashupatinath. We do some last minute preparation for the trek to start tomorrow.
Day 03: Kathmandu – Lukla 2,860m – Phakding 2,610m – B|L|D
We fly to Lukla early in the morning. We meet all the trekking crew in Lukla and start trekking to Phakding. Trek along the Dudh Koshi River. We stay overnight at Phakding by the Dudh Koshi.
Day 04: Phakding – Namche Bazar 3,440m – B|L|D
Second day of trek on the Everest Base Camp trek. We trek to Namche bazar. Enter Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo and trek to the destination. We reach Namche to stay overnight at the elevation of 3,440 meters above sea level.
Day 05: Namche Bazar Acclimatization – B|L|D
We have an extra night here at Namche for acclimatization. For the day, we go on a side hiking trip. Spend the day hiking and exploring around. Enjoy the view of Kongde Ri and Thamserku peaks. Return back to Namche to stay overnight.
Day 06: Namche Bazar – Dole 4,084m – B|L|D
Trek to Dole. Walk through beautiful trail to Phortse bridge and head towards Dole. Enjoy the view of beautiful mountain peaks.
Day 07: Dole – Machhermo 4,410m – B|L|D
Steady uphill climb today takes you to Machhermo. Although a short day walk, the uphill steadiness will test the ability to cope in the mountains. It’s a beautiful day trek stretch that brings beautiful views of surroundings.
Day 08: Macchermo – Gokyo 4,800m – B|L|D
Walk to Gokyo today. Reach the third lake and stay overnight. It’s a beautiful day walk of about 5 hours that takes you through two other beautiful lakes before reaching the overnight campsite on the shore of beautiful lake at Gokyo village.
Day 09: Gokyo Exploration (Hike to Gokyo Ri 5,357m) – B|L|D
Early morning hike to Gokyo Ri. Enjoy breathtaking views of mountains and sunrise. Bring back unforgettable memories of the spectacular mountains. Spend the day at the surroundings of Gokyo. Take and enjoy an easy afternoon.
Day 10: Gokyo – Thagnak 4,750m – B|L|D
It’s a short trekking day to Thagnak today. About 4 hours of trek through the mountains takes you to Thagnak to stay overnight. Along the way, you can experience beautiful mountain surroundings along with wonderful views of Himalayan peaks and Ngozumpa glacier.
Day 11: Thagnak – Cho La 5,420m – Dzongla 4,830m – B|L|D
Start the trek early morning. Trek uphill to the Cho La pass that stands at the elevation of 5,420 meters above sea level. Descend to Dzongla to stay overnight today.
Day 12: Dzongla – Lobuche 4,940m – B|L|D
Enjoy an easy day walk to Lobuche today to meet the regular Everest base camp trekking route. Enjoy the view of mountains peaks including Lobuche peak. Stay overnight at Lobuche.
Day 13: Lobuche – Gorakshep 5,164m – Everest Base Camp 5,364m – B|L|D
It’s an important day. We trek all the way to Everest Base Camp today. Trek to Gorakshep to have lunch and trek further to Everest base camp to enjoy the moment of being the foot of the highest mountain in the world. We trek back to Gorakshep to stay overnight.
Day 14: Gorakhsep – Kalapatthar 5,545m – Pheriche 4,371m – B|L|D
Early morning hike to Kalapatthar to enjoy a panoramic view of mountains including Mt. Everest. Enjoy the sunrise over the mountains. Trek back to Gorakshep; relish on your breakfast and trek back to Pheriche to stay overnight.
Day 15: Pheriche – Khumjung 3,790m – B|L|D
Trek all the way back to Khumjung. Explore the monastery at this beautiful Sherpa village. We can also go for some cultural exploration of the village.
Day 16: Khumjung – Monjo 2,835m – B|L|D
Trek back to Monjo to stay overnight. Monjo is at the entry/exit point to Sagarmatha National Park.
Day 17: Monjo – Lukla 2,860m – B|L|D
The last day of trekking. We trek back to Lukla via Phakding. Celebrate the end of trekking to the Everest base camp for 12 days. Celebrate the moments of wonders along the trail.
Day 18: Lukla – Kathmandu – B|D
Fly back to Kathmandu. Enjoy easy and relaxing time in Kathmandu. We have farewell dinner tonight.
Day 19: Departure Day – B
We drive you to airport for your departure flight home bound or next destination.