Trip Facts

  • Duration:16 Days
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Max Altitude:5,550m
  • Min group sizeAny
  • Best TimeFebruary to May and September to December
  • Holiday typeTrekking

About Everest Base Camp Trek with Gokyo Lake Trek

Conquer Everest Base Camp (5,364 m), and Cho La (5,420 m) pass with us during Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lakes trek. We have the perfect Gokyo Lakes and Everest Base Camp itinerary that allows trekkers to acclimatize and enjoy every moment of the journey. You walk by beautiful Sherpa villages and lush forests. Our friendly and kind guides accompany you during the trek. 

This trek goes beyond the Everest Base Camp and explores the remote Gokyo lakes. Taking a thrilling flight from Kathmandu, you fly to the famous Lukla airport (2,860 m) and trek amidst the verdant foothills and snow-clustered mountains. Apart from the breathtaking landscapes and mountain views, Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes and Cho La pass offers good insight into the culture & traditions of the locals. 

Everest Base Camp Trek and Gokyo Lakes are for trekkers who are willing to accept a challenging venture in the Khumbu region. This trek is more difficult than the EBC trek and has many hurdles. At the same time, Everest Base Camp Trek with Gokyo Lakes offers excellent views of Mt. Everest (8,849 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,188 m), Mt. Makalu (8,463 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Island Peak (6,160 m), Mt. Pumori (7,161 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), etc. 

Similarly, the views from the top of Gokyo Ri (5,357 m) and the turquoise Gokyo Lakes (4,700 m - 5,000 m) are phenomenal too. You cross Cho La pass, one of the high passes in the Khumbu region, and also walk through gorges and moraines. Before reaching the Everest Base Camp, the trail ascends along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier, and you touch the highest point of Everest Base Camp Trek with Gokyo Lakes at Kala Patthar (5,644 m). 

Why go on EBC via Gokyo Lakes Trek with Adventure White Mountain?

As our posters will be carrying all the heavy trekking loads, you can trek freely. Our treks in the Himalayas are sustainable. We are mindful of our presence in nature and do our best to not harm it in any way. Therefore, you can trust us and trek comfortably. The half part of the Gokyo Lakes and Everest Base Camp itinerary follows the popular EBC trekking route, so we'll come across many other trekkers from all around the world. 

Overall, we highly recommend Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes and Cho La pass to anyone who is in quest of something different in the Khumbu region. The trip is worth all the obstacles and time commitment. You can book Everest Base Camp Trek with Gokyo Lakes for autumn and spring/autumn anytime with us. 

These are some other trek packages for you with similar difficulty levels - Annapurna Circuit Trek, Mardi Himal Trek, Langtang Gosaikunda Trek, and Upper Mustang Trek

Trip Highlights

  • Take thrilling flight in and out of Lukla
  • Conquer Everest Base Camp and Cho La pass
  • Trek beyond the famous EBC trek route in the Khumbu region and explore the stunning Gokyo Lakes
  • Cross the challenging Cho La pass
  • Adventurous and steep trekking route
  • Witness stunning sunrise from Gokyo Ri and Kala Patthar
  • Spend the night in the beautiful mountain villages resided by Sherpas and people of other communities
  • Have a glimpse of the lifestyle and culture of the locals
  • The trek offers breathtaking mountain views of Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, etc


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We would like to inform our valued clients that the time duration is depending on the trekker and their physical fitness.
B L D mean Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner 

We head towards Tribhuvan Domestic Airport in the dawn to catch our flight for Lukla. The air journey is about 30 minutes which seems short but very exciting. During your flight, you can observe the beauty of mountains, hills, greenery, and lakes. Just after landing in Lukla, our trek begins for Phakding. Our guide will summarize you about the trip and we will take a porter with us. Traveling with nature we arrive at Phakding where our day ends today.

  • Accommodation Tea House
  • MealsB L D
  • Time30 Minute flight and 3 Hours Trek
  • Altitude2610 Meter

Today we trek towards Namche Bazaar through the route of Dudh Koshi. Our current destination is Monjo. To reach Monjo we cross rhododendron and pine forest. Monjo is an entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. After rambling some distance we arrive at Namche Bazaar where will enjoy some moments with the locals. Overnight in Namche.

  • Accommodation Tea House
  • MealsB L D
  • Time6 Hours
  • Altitude3440 Meter

Today is a day to have a rest. Just because it is a day of acclimatization we do not stay quiet. We will come across to know the culture of Namche by exploring various places here. This day is necessary in order to adjust your body temperature so that you don’t fall sick during your trekking period. Today we will even visit Sagarmatha National Park.

  • Accommodation Tea House
  • MealsB L D
  • Time3 Hours
  • Altitude3440 Meter

We climb vertically up today. We reach a certain place called Kharka where Sherpa take their yaks to graze in mass. To reach Dole we pass through Tongba and Gayle. We will be spending our night at Dole. There are few local hotels there. The beauty of Khumbila and Twachee is awe-inspiring.

  • Accommodation Tea House
  • MealsB L D
  • Time6 Hours
  • Altitude4200 Meter

We follow the trail towards Luza and Lambara which is steep. We will come across various Kharkas on the way. Climbing for some hours, passing through the river, we come to Machherma. Overnight in Machherma.

  • Accommodation Tea House
  • MealsB L D
  • Time4 Hours
  • Altitude4470 Meter

Today as usual we trail upward witnessing the gorgeous view of Kantega and Cho Oyu. Crossing through Pangka and a riverbank we climb up to Ngozumpa Glacier. A few hours further leads us to Gokyo. Overnight in Gokyo.

  • Accommodation Tea House
  • MealsB L D
  • Time5 Hours
  • Altitude4790 Meter

We will climb Gokyo peak today which is two hours climb. The scene of the entire Gokyo Region looks amazing from here. Even the classic beauty of Cho Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Twachee, and Cholatse is clearly visible. If your stamina is fit then you can trek to Ngozumpa Lake and after lunch trek to Dragnag.

  • Accommodation Tea House
  • MealsB L D
  • Time5 Hours
  • Altitude4700 Meter

 Now we pass Chola. Even though it is not a difficult trail but you should be extremely careful while passing Cho La. Trekking gears and other trekking equipment are so important in this region. We halt at Dzongla for tonight.

  • Accommodation Tea House
  • MealsB L D
  • Time7 Hours
  • Altitude4830 Meter

To reach Lobuche we travel through glaciers. During our walk, we can have a glorifying view of Kalapatthar and Pumori. Overnight in Lobuche.

  • Accommodation Tea House
  • MealsB L D
  • Time4 Hours
  • Altitude4910 Meter

Everest Base Camp, our vital destination has finally arrived. We will roam around the base camp and look at its overall beauty. Again we move down towards Gorakshep. Overnight in Gorakshep. Now comes the day where your trekking challenges you. We move forward through Lobuche together with Khumbu Glacier. Walking through the stone-paved way we arrive at Gorakshep where we will spend our night. Taking a few hours rest and unpacking our bags at Gorakshep, we head towards Kalapatthar which is a distance of 2 hours from here. The marvelous view of Kalapathhar leaves you stunned.

  • Accommodation Tea House
  • MealsB L D
  • Time6 Hours
  • Altitude5140 Meter

Today we will hike to Kalapatthar for a sunrise view in the morning back to Gorekshep and we follow the trail toward Phulung Karpo. It is an easy trail compared to others. Now we move forward towards Pheriche. It is also a tiny village with a small settlement. Overnight in Pheriche.

  • Accommodation Tea House
  • MealsB L D
  • Time6 Hours
  • Altitude4240 Meter

Today we move ahead to Orsho. The track will lead us to Lower Pangboche and somehow down to Deboche. Now we cross Phunkitenga. Our trail continues by moving towards Trashinga by crossing Dudh Koshi. After having lunch at Shanasa we head towards Namche.

  • Accommodation Tea House
  • MealsB L D
  • Time6 Hours
  • Altitude3440 Meter

Crossing Bhote Koshi River and tracking the route To Jorsale we finally arrive at Monjo. We will leave Monjo by noon and walk downwards along Dudh Koshi River. We lastly arrive at Lukla. Overnight in Lukla.

  • Accommodation Tea House
  • MealsB L D
  • Time7 Hours
  • Altitude2850 Meter

Today is a day to get back to Kathmandu. We will catch a flight from Lukla. The air distance is about half an hour and you reach Kathmandu enjoying your glorious journey. You can even enjoy Kathmandu for some time and roam around. In the evening the staff of Regulus will offer you a farewell dinner for successfully completing your trip.

  • Accommodation Standard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Time30 Minute flight
  • Altitude1345 Meter

Finally, your  Trek ends here. A representative of Adventure White Mountain will drop you at Airport a few hours before your booked flight. See you again!

  • MealsBreakfast

What's included


  • Costs related to all airport and hotel transfers.
  • Both way flight to Lukla and back to Kathmandu 
  • 2 nights in a hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • 13 nights in local lodges/teahouses during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All accommodation and meals during the trek
  • Experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide) and Sherpa porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food, and lodging
  • All permits and necessary paper work (National park permit, TIMS )
  • First aid kit.


  • Visa fee for Nepal (bring accurate USD cash and 2 passport size photographs)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • All conservation area and cultural heritage site entrance fees
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from trekking than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Government tax 13% 


Yes, trekking to Everest base camp is totally worth it. Moreover, combining Gokyo Lakes and Cho La pass in your itinerary makes the EBC trek even more adventurous and excellent. You reach the lap of the world's highest mountains and explore the stunning holy alpine lakes.

To reach Gokyo Lakes, you can directly fly in a helicopter and land near the lake. Or, you can take a standard flight to Lukla airport and trek for a few days to Gokyo valley. 

Gokyo Lakes is located in the Gokyo valley, in the Khumbu region of Nepal. There are altogether six main Gokyo Lakes: Gokyo Cho (Dudh Pokhari), Thonak Cho, Gyazumpa Cho, Tanjung Cho, Ngojumba Cho, and Kyajumba Cho.

Yes, you can see Mt. Everest from Gokyo Ri. Moreover, this place offers one of the best views of Everest and other eight-thousander mountains like Lhotse, Cho Oy, and Makalu.

Cho La pass is located in the Khumbu region at 5,420 meters above sea level. It lies in the northeastern part of Nepal and connects Dzongla village (4,830 m) in the east and Thagnak (4,700 m) in the west. 

Crossing Cho La pass is the toughest part of this trek. The route to the top of the pass is steep and slippery. You have to walk on snow and glaciers. The thin air put a lot of pressure on the body, and the temperature drops to-20 degrees at night and in the early morning.

Gokyo Peak is 5,357 meters above sea level. It is also called Gokyo Ri and is a famous vantage point in the Gokyo valley.

Yes, you can customize the EBC Gokyo Cho La pass trek itinerary and departure date as per your requirements. For more information, contact us anytime.

Yes, you can join Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes and Cho La pass as a solo traveler. You can trek privately or join one of our groups and trek with other trekkers from around the globe.

No, Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes and Cho La pass trek is not good for beginner trekkers. It is a difficult trek with lots of hurdles and steep glacial sections. Previous trekking experience and good physical fitness are needed for this trek. 

Our Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes and Cho La pass is 20 days long. The days may differ as per the itinerary of different travel companies.

Useful Information

The ideal time for Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes and Cho La pass

To trek to Gokyo Lakes and EBC, we recommend spring and autumn for the best and most comfortable journey. These are rush trekking seasons. Trekkers from all around the world travel in the Khumbu region, so the venture gets fun. The most important thing for a safe trek in the Himalayas is stable weather so that you can be on your itinerary and not see any natural obstacles along the way. 

Spring and autumn, in terms of these requirements, are perfect. Bloomed trails, stunning mountain views, and a clear sky with a mild climate are the highlights of these two seasons.

Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes and Cho La pass difficulty

Everest Base Camp Trek with Gokyo Lakes is a difficult trek and requires previous trekking experience. The terrain is rough and steep. There are glacial and moraine walks. Someday you might have to walk 7 to 8 hours as well, so strong stamina is needed. It is a high-altitude remote trek, so there is always the lingering risk of altitude sickness, and limited facilities make the journey even tougher. 

Don't get discouraged by the above information. If you are well prepared, determined, and have good support, then you can do Everest Base Camp Trekking with Gokyo Lakes without any worries. To prepare for the trek, go on hikes and increase your walking hours. Build up your core strength and stamina. 

Mode of transportation during the trek

We use a private vehicle for all of our ground transportation during the Everest Base Camp Trek with Gokyo Lakes as per the itinerary. Similarly, the package cost includes domestic flights between Lukla and Kathmandu. We also have pickup and drop service from/to the airport as per our itinerary. 

Electricity and Charging Facilities 

Electricity is available in all lodges throughout the trekking route to charge your devices. The service provider may ask for a few extra bucks for the service. It's the Himalayas. Sadly nothing is free here. There are no charging spots in the room. However, you can find separate charging stations in the lodges. For a long journey like this, we highly recommend solar chargers and spare batteries. 

Sim Card and WiFi

The internet connection during the Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes and Cho La pass is not stable. Because the region is remote, the network connection comes and goes as you move. The higher the elevation gets, the unstable the internet/network gets. The villages like Lukla, Namche Bazaar, and Tengboche have wifi services at some lodges. However, they might not be fast as the city and cost you extra bucks. 


For trekking, we use a duffel bag as our main luggage. We pack all of our trekking clothing and other necessities in a duffel bag. Porters carry this bag. The weight limit for each trekker is 10 kgs. You can get a day pack for essentials like money, a camera, batteries, etc. The weight limit for the day pack is 5 kgs for each trekker. The additional suitcases you can store in your hotel's room for free of charge.

Child policy

Everest Base Camp Trek and Gokyo Lakes are not suitable for kids. The trail is very remote and crosses a challenging pass, which may get too much for a kid. There can be some exceptional cases though if the kid can tolerate the difficulties, so better talk to our travel consultant and get more in detail.

Tipping to crew members

We let our guests tip as much as they wish to our on-field crew members like guides, porters, and drivers. You can tip whatever you like at the end of the trip. For instance, we usually see trekkers tip in a group. Each member hands out USD 2 for the driver, USD 5 for the tour guide, and USD 100 for the trek guide. It's not fixed again. 

Personal expenses 

For personal expenses, you should budget USD 15 for each day to buy services that our Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Trek package does not cover like hot showers, wifi, snacks, etc. Similarly, the package cost also does not cover international flights, tips, travel insurance, shopping, etc.

Insurance, Rescue, Evacuation

Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes and Cho La pass do not necessarily need travel insurance, but it is quite a difficult trek and involves risks of altitude sickness. Likewise, if any medical emergency occurs during the trek, the only way to provide prompt medical assistance is through travel insurance. So, we highly recommend you get travel insurance that covers airlift up to 6,000 meters and medical bills.