Nepal: Everest Base Camp via Gokyo trek 2024

January 16, 2024 nepalguide
Nepal: Everest Base Camp via Gokyo trek 2024
A variation on the ‘standard’ EBC trek. It’s more strenuous if you choose the Cho La option, whilst the Phortse option gives different views, particularly over the Dudh Khosi valley and Tengboche. In either case, the scenery is magnificent!

Everest Base Camp via  Gokyo Itinerary day by days details

Day 1: Fly out to Lukla early in the morning. Trek to Phakding (or, if time permits, beyond Phakding to Toktok or Monjo)
Day 2: Trek to Namche Bazar
Day 3: Rest/acclimatization day in and around Namche. If You have enough time you can visit the twin villages of Khumjung and Khunde. which helps to add more interest to your trip. Possibly overnight in Khumjung, a very different experience from the ‘fleshpots’ of Namche, and shortens Day 4 to very manageable proportions
Day 4: Trek to Dole
Day 5: Trek to Machhermo 
Day 6: Rest/acclimatization day around Machhermo: there’s a pleasant stroll on the ridge above the village, and from the prayer flags on the ridge you get a good view of Everest
Day 7: Trek to Gokyo. Stroll further up the valley if you have time/inclination
Day 8: Ascend Gokyo Ri
Day 9 – 11: Cross the Cho La to Lobuche and Gorak Shep
(or trek back down the east side of the valley to Phortse if Cho La is impassable or you fancy level-ish trekking rather than another ascent. In which case Day 10 would take you to Pangboche or Shomare, Day 11 to Dughla or Dingboche, Day 12 to Lobuche, Day 13 to Gorak Shep, and you’d be two days behind for the rest of the itinerary)
Day 12: Either trek to Everest Base Camp, or ascend Kala Pattar: Stay at Gorakshep overnight if you intend to do both, then on Day 13 do the other one, and then descend to Lobuche – if you’re doing both it’s probably better to do Base Camp on day 12, Kala Pattar on 13 as it’s a shorter trip, and leaves ample time to get down to Lobuche
Day 13 or 15: Trek via Pheriche to Pangboche
Day 14 or 16: Trek towards Namche, via Tengboche (either to Namche or to Kyanjuma (1 hour short of Namche), or Kyanjuma then 30 minutes up to Khumjung)
Day 15 or 17: Trek via Namche to Monjo, Ghat, or Phakding (depending on how well you are going !)
Day 16 or 18: Trek to Lukla

Allow one extra day, to be taken as / when you want

It should be noted that the same route can be hiked also in the reverse direction, going first to EBC, then Gokyo. This has two distinct advantages: slow acclimatization period, days 4 to 7, can be spent in interesting villages and monasteries along the EBC trail instead of lodge clusters of Dole and Machermo with not much to do or see. Also, if the trek must be cut short for some reason (health, weather), EBC has a higher bragging factor.

Cost Include

International & domestic airport transfers as per the itinerary.
2-night Hotel in Kathmandu with BB Plan.
3 meals a day during the trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) as indicated by the itinerary.
Accommodation while trekking in twin sharing basis tents or local lodges/guesthouses.
All trekking-related permits & fees,(Entry Permit and TIMS Card).
Professional English-speaking tour leader, guides, and necessary porters.
Sleeping Bag and Duffel bag for during the Trekking period.
A comprehensive medical kit.

All government and local taxes.

Cost Exclude

International airfare to/ from Nepal.
Entry Visa fees – at present $25 for 15 days, US$ 40 for 30 days, and US$ 100 for a month visa on entry into Nepal.
Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
Insurance covers medical, emergency evacuation, loss, and theft expenses.
Drinks: both alcoholic and bottled other than sterilized drinking water.
Laundry fees.
All food and beverages other than on the itinerary.
Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
Personal gear and expenses.
Tips and gratitude were provided to staff.

Important notice :About Lukla Flight Information 2024
There is might be slight alterations to the trek itinerary go to Everest regions, mainly during high trekking and expeditions seasons (March, April, May, September, October, and November), as the flight to Lukla will be from Ramechhap/Manthali instead of Kathmandu due to traffic conditions. At other times, (December, January, June July and august) the flight will be from Kathmandu- Lukla-Kathmandu . High trekking and

expedition’s season flight from Ramechhap-Lukla-Ramechhap. High season we must leave from Kathmandu and head to Manthali around 1:00 a.m. on the scheduled departure date and time. The drive will take around four to five hours depend on divining and traffic jam on road.

it from Gokyo Lakes to Everest Base Camp?
Trekking to the Everest Base Camp trek takes 11-14 days, and is a 106 kilometer route. It takes 15-18 days to trek to Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lakes, and the route is around 135 kilometers
Can you see Everest from Gokyo ri?
Gokyo Ri ( 5357m) – Famous Trekking View point in Everest region
The beautiful summit of Gokyo Ri offers splendid mountain views of at least four over 8000m mountains, including Mount Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, and Cho Oyu. There are other smaller 7000m snow-clad mountains that you can observe from this viewpoint of gokyo ri .  So Gokyo Ri summit is once considered the best viewpoint of the entire of khumbu region.
What is the route of the Gokyo Ri trek?
The route of the trek is starting from Lukla (2880 m), and it then moves towards Phakding (2620 m) until it reaches Namche Bazar (3440 m). Later on, the direction of the trek is changed to West through Dole (4038 m) towards Machhermo (4470 m). Then it leads to Gokyo (4750 m) and gokyo ri 5357m .