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Everest Gokyo Trek

Trip code
Package name Everest Gokyo Trek
Duration 17
Max. elevation m
Starts at Kathmandu
Ends at Kathmandu
Trip route
Cost USD 0 per person



The Everest Gokyo trek is an ideal challenge for the enthusiastic outdoor lover who is seeking for something truly wild. During this trek in Nepal, the stunning and high Cho La Pass with its height of 5,420m/17,782ft. The 17 days trek in Nepal will take us through the magnificent Gokyo Lake area and the world highest mountain Everest Base Camp. The Everest Gokyo trek is fused with eight of the world’s ten highest peaks, picturesque villages, colorful festivals and monasteries, Sherpas, a great variety of cultures and tradition, and the Sagarmatha National Park with rare and endangered flora and fauna. Himalayan Friends takes you on an epic journey through the Everest region and back!
This amazing Everest Gokyo trek will take us to the thrill climbs of the Chukkung Ri, Gokyo Ri, and Kala Pattar for splendid views of the icefalls, glaciers including five major peaks over 8,000m/26,247ft (Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Lhotse-Shar, and Makalu) and other stunning peaks. This fascinating Everest Gokyo trek goes through the renowned regions including trekking points; Lukla, Phakding, vibrant Namche Bazaar, Dhole, Machhermo, and many more of the Khumbu region with the majestic views of the world highest peak on the backdrop. This amazing scenery with ancient culture will surely provide a wild adventure to trekkers and travelers from across the world. Trekking through the magnificent Dudh Koshi River with grand views of the biggest glacier called Ngozumpa glacier and achieving the summit of the Cho La Pass, Gokyo Ri, and Kala Pattar will surely make one of the most blockbuster as well as adventurous trekking experiences in once life. During trekking, we will cross several striking villages, tranquil monasteries, stunning landscapes, majestic waterfalls with legendary views of the mountains. 
The Gokyo Lakes and how to get there!
This amazing Everest Gokyo trek begins with a beautiful flight to Lukla from Kathmandu with great views of green and white mountains. From Lukla, the starting point of the trek we pass several village, high passes and finally reach to the destination. After exploration, we will return back to Kathmandu. 
The route follows the same trail as the Everest Base Camp Trek, up until Namche Bazaar. After a day of exploring this magnificent Sherpa Village we head on a different route towards Gokyo. The trails are filled with natural beauty and charming rustic villages on the way to Machermo. From here a one day hike brings us up to the Gokyo Lake, Nepal’s deepest lake! Himalayan Friends ha a relaxing day organized to roam around Gokyo Lake and hike up to Gokyo Ri, a viewpoint overseeing the entire lake and its surrounding Himalayan Mountains! Having completed our first half of the trek we prepare to meet Mt. Everest and its base camp. The way there is a bit challenging, as we face the Cho La Pass at a height of 5,420m/17,782ft.! Obviously the views are absolutely incredible from up there, and the journey continues until reaching Lobuche where we join back on the trail of EBC. Just a few days of trekking takes us to Everest Base Camp, the feeling is amazing, we reached it! The next morning an even spectacular event is planned when we hike up Kala Pattar early in the morning to see a sunrise view of Mt Everest. 
Taking the route of Periche to reach back to the familiar village of Namche Bazaar, allows us to enjoy some of the last up close views of the Everest region in Nepal. We follow the same trail back to Lukla and prepare for our morning flight back to Kathmandu to conclude the Everest Gokyo Trek. 

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 2 : Kathmandu fly to Lukla trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft)

Day 3 : Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft)

Day 4 : Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar

Day 5 : Namche Bazaar trek to Dole (4,110m/13,484ft)

Day 6 : Dole trek to Machermo (4,470m/14,665ft)

Day 7 : Machhermo trek to Gokyo (4,750m/15,584ft)

Day 8 : Hike up Gokyo Ri (5,483m/17,989ft) and back to Gokyo

Day 9 : Trek to Dragnag (4,700m/15,419ft)

Day 10 : Trek to Dzongla (4,830m/15,847ft) via the Cho La pass (5,420m/17,782ft)

Day 11 : Dzongla trek to Lobuche (4,928m/16,164ft)

Day 12 : Lobuche trek to Gorakshep (5,160m/16,929ft) visit Everest Base Camp (5,320m/17,450ft) and back to Gorakshep

Day 13 : Hike up to Kala Pattar (5,550m/18,204ft) and trek to Pheriche (4,358m/14,295ft)

Day 14 : Trek back to Namche Bazaar (3,400m/11,283ft)

Day 15 : Trek back to Lukla (2,652m/8,700ft)

Day 16 : Fly back to Kathmandu

Day 17 : Departure

  1. Hotel breakfast and checkout
  2. Transfer to the international airport approx. 3 hours before your departure
  3. Himalayan Friends hopes that you enjoyed the Everest Gokyo trek and hopes to see you soon for your next Himalayan adventure


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