Trip Facts

  • Duration:20 Days
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Max Altitude:5,550m
  • Min group sizeAny
  • Best TimeFebruary to May and September to December
  • Holiday typeTrekking

About Gokyo Valley Trek with Everest Base Camp

Gokyo Valley Trek strikes every tourists mind when they feel like experiencing the in-depth beauty of nature. Gokyo Valley is situated at Solukhumbu district of Nepal. The entire valley is guarded by Sagarmatha National Park which is listed in World Heritage Site by the western part of Ngozumpa Glacier lies Gokyo Peak. It is called Gokyo Ri by native people here. The beautiful part of this Ngozumpa Glacier is, it is the largest glacier in entire Himalayas.

The stone carved small house is the specialty of Gokyo Village. The village is situated at extremity of Gokyo Peak. Not mistaken, the settlement here is positioned in uppermost altitude of the world.the center of attraction of Gokyo Valley is Tengboche monastery. Four mountains ranging over 8,000m namely, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho Oyu and Mt. Makalu are seen from Gokyo Ri which is enough to mesmerize the trekkers.19 Lakes situated at an altitude of 4,700 to 5,000m is encompassed by Gokyo Lake. Thonka is the largest lake among these 19 lakes.

Trip Highlights

  •  Observe freshwater lake system
  •  Get view of four mountains over 8000m— Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt.
  •  Makalu, and Mt. Cho Oyu
  •  Observe 19 lakes
  •  Witness village called Gokyo located in highest altitude of the world
  •  See largest glacier of the Himalaya— Ngozumpa Glacier


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On the very first day of your arrival you will be received by a representative of Adventure White Mountain and he will transfer you to hotel. If you are not exhausted by your journey then you can roam around Thamel and have mini refreshment. 

     From the second day of your arrival starts our trip mission. Today you visit Kathmandu, also known as city of temples with our guide. Basically there are four major touring sites in Kathmandu. They are: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swoyambhunath Stupa and and Bouddhanath Stupa. And the main part is these all four sites are listed in World Heritage Site by UNESCO. You will be introduced to your guide by Regulus. You can have good conversation with him regarding the upcoming trip. You can enjoy the night life of Thamel which completely depends on your wish. Overnight in Thamel.

       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. Travelling with the nature we arrive at Phakding where our day ends for today.

         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 of Sagarmatha National Park. Aftre rambling some distance we arrive at Namche Bazaar where will enjoy some moment with the locals. Overnight in Namche.

           Today is a day to have a rest. Just because it is 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.

             Walk from Namche to Khunjung is lovely. Passing through beautiful villages takes us to Dudh Koshi River. The scene of Nupla and Kwangde Himal, and the gorgeousness of Mt. Nuptse will attract almost every trekker. We still walk towards Khunjung valley allocating small Sherpa village. This village has no any aroma of modern developments. Life among people here is very tough but they still manage to live a descent life with a beautiful smile. Here, your taste buds will get some chance to try tasty Riki Kur, which is a potato fritter augmented with Yak butter. 

               Today we will walk downwards to reach Dudh Koshi River. We travel to northern part following Gokyo trail. Moving forward we reach Chorten. We descend further and arrive at Phortse Drengka.

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

                   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 river, we come to Machherma. Overnight in Machherma.

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

                       We will climb Gokyo peak today which is two hours climb. The scene of 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.

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

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

                             Now comes the day where your trekking challenges you. We move forward through Lobuche together with Khumbu Glacier. Walking through stone paved way we arrive at Gorakshep to where we will spend our night. Taking a few hours rest and unpacking our bags at Gorakshep, we head towards Kalapatthar which is at distance of 2 hours from here. The marvelous view of Kalapathhar leaves you stunned.

                               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.

                                 Today we follow the trail towards Phulung Karpo. It is an easy trail compared to other. Now we move forward towards Pheriche. It is also a tiny village with small settlement. Overnight in Pheriche.

                                   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 a lunch at Shanasa we head towards Namche.

                                     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 lastle arrive at Lukla. Overnight in Lukla.

                                       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 in 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.

                                         Finally your Gokyo Valley Trek ends here. A representative of Adventure white Mountain will drop you to Airport few hours before your booked flight. See you again!

                                          What's included


                                          • Costs related to all airport and hotel transfers. Domestic flights and airport departure taxes.
                                          • 2 nights in a hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
                                          • A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide and entrance fees
                                          • 16 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
                                          • Down jacket and sleeping bag (on hire) and trekking map.
                                          • All permits and necessary paper work (National park permit, TIMS )
                                          • First aid kit.
                                          • All taxes, be it local or government.


                                          • 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