Luxurious EBC and Gokyo Lake Trek – 11 days

Luxurious EBC and Gokyo Lake Trek – 11 days

Start Point


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Max Altitude

5450 meters





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Trip Highlights

  • Trek through the lush terrain of the Gokyo Valley and see traditional Sherpa villages and culture.
  • Namche Bazaar – the Sherpa Capital
  • historical Buddhism Old monasteries
  • Explore the flora and fauna of Sagarmatha National Park
  • Prayer wheels, colorful flags, Mani stones, high suspension bridges
  • Hidden Gokyo valley, Gokyo Lake, and Cho La Pass (5,420m)
  • Learn about the lifestyle of the local Sherpas around the Everest Region during acclimatization days
  • A sense of achievement after reaching Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar viewpoint (5550 meters).
  • Stunning views of peaks over 8000m including Mt. Everest (8,848m)
  • An awe-inspiring sight of the most significant natural structures – Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Ama Dablam, and Mt. Cho Oyu

Since this year 2023, Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake Trek can be completed in 11 days. We have changed some ideas and trying to provide the clients some luxurious trip, which can best for short timers who have extremely interested to experience the Gokyo Lake and Everest Base Camp Trek both at once in few days.

In fact, this trek takes normally 16 days to complete the trip in the past.

It is well known that most of the trekkers just come to Nepal to explore to Everest Base Camp or Gokyo Lake, then they need to fix next adventure trip either one for next time.

So we have made an itinerary to complete in once in 11 days to all. This trek is for short and sweet for luxurious travelers who have money and interest but not enough time to walk slowly. Also this trekking route is to and from, there is not alternative route and come back by same route, it does not give new taste walking back, so better to walk up to EBC and Gokyo Lake with single way and back to Kathmandu by Helicopter which makes you relax from some days tired walking.

Luxurious trekking means to and from by Helicopter and stay in Kathmandu is 5 star luxurious Hotel. In Kathmandu, your all trip will be operated by nice Car.

In Everest Trekking Region, sometimes weather can bad a week long which makes big disturbance their trekking dream of reaching Everest Base Camp and becomes aimless because of flight cancellation. So to escape from this situation, your both way flight trip is done by Helicopter which has very few chances to cancel the flight of Helicopter.

Helicopter can flight any kinds of weather condition, so it makes easy to get successful trekking to Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake Trek.

Day by Day Trip Detail Itinerary

After landing at Kathmandu airport, our representative pick you up and take to you to Hotel. In hotel our tour officer will brief you about your trip in detail. Lay on the bed for the rest after the long hours of air travel. You will meet the climbing guide and after introducing him, you will do some necessary shopping for the peak climbing with Guide or walk in Thamel street for relax.

In the morning, after boarding pass, fly to Namche Bazaar. Namche bazaar is located highest place, so you need acclimatization, so we keep you this day rest in here and walk around there, it knows that your altitude sickness can be digested or not, then it is easy to go ahead of other process. Namche Bazaar (3,440m), the central trading outpost of the region. At this point, we take a well-deserved break! Today will be spent resting and allowing our bodies to become acclimatized to the lofty altitude. There’s an optional 2 hour hike to Everest View Point, an uphill walk that will help speed acclimatization. Otherwise, spend the day exploring Namche Bazaar. Check out the Sherpa museum for an overview of the Sherpa culture and history of mountaineering. On Saturdays, the Hatt Bazaar is open for trading and an intimate look at the locals’ marketplace. It is part of the larger Namche Bazaar, a shopping hub filled with all manner of trekking and mountaineering clothing and equipment.

After three nights in Namche we move off the main Everest trail and move to Dole at 4,110 m/ 13,152 ft. We climb steeply out of Namche Bazzar up to Khumjung Village. From Khumjung, we can enjoy outstanding views of Thamserku, Kantenga, and Ama Dablam. Most strenuous ascent of the day is pass the Mong La, a very enchanting place nested on the spur of Mt. Khumbila. An ancient historical Chorten stands at the center of the settlement of Mong La. We stop at the top of Mong La to admire the grandest views of surrounding snow-capped mountains and valleys while having lunch. While on the way it will not be unusual to spot wild life, like pheasants, mountain goats, and the evasive musk deer. Traversing through forests, some water falls and bridges, we reach at Dole, a small place with a few teahouses. We will be trekking for 6/7 hours

You might come to appreciate the term ‘short walking day’. Today will be just that, with a climb out of the small Dole Valley before a gradual ascent up the Dudh Kosi Valley, high above the river. Though the walk is quite easy you’ll definitely start to feel the effects of altitude on even the smallest hill. The barren alpine scenery, with only small clusters of scrub juniper, is a stark contrast to the snowy white peaks and deep blue skies. After a couple of hours you’ll arrive at Luza (4360m), then soon enough you’ll reach the lodge at Machhermo – tonight’s accommodation. If you’re still feeling energetic, then after lunch there’s the option to take an excursion across rocky rubble to the base of Kyajo Ri (6168m) and Machhermo Peak (6073m). Watch out for a yeti though – it was spotted here in 1974 when three yaks were killed and a Sherpa girl was injured when trying to fight off a hairy, ape-like intruder! beauty!

Today will be the Gokyo Lakes sightseeing day. After an hour trek, we will be crossing the elevated grazing lands and reach Phanga. In this region, you can see the memorials of people who lost their lives during the landslides. As our journey elevates, the paths become narrower, and you will reach the outlet of the first Gokyo Lake, which also happens to be the smallest among the five major Gokyo lakes. The Gokyo village itself lies a short walk ahead from the third Gokyo lake, and it is one of the highest settlements in Nepal. In the middle of the Gokyo Valley, you will be able to see an uphill, which is the famous Gokyo Ri viewpoint.

Today is a significant and difficult day, because many of you (if not all of you) are waiting for the first Himalayan peak - Gokyo Ri, at a height of 5,330 m. It may be quite small in the scale of the surrounding mountains, but not everyone has been on such a height! The ascent itself is not technically difficult but it would require a lot of effort and perseverance because of the lack of oxygen at altitude. It is good that we have got good acclimatization. We set off for the ascent at 5 am and somewhere on the way we will meet a beautiful sunrise. We will have views of peaks like Everest, Nuptze, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholatse and Taboche. About 30-40 minutes rest on the summit and make a photos then we start the descent. At the lodges we have breakfast, rest for a while and go on to the village of Dragnak.

Thaknak over the Cho-la Pass 5,367m/ 17,604 ft to Dzongla 4,830m/ 15,939 ft. Crossing the Cho La Pass is very challenging and not to be underestimated. Today is the toughest day of the trek and we need to start early at 4-6am compared to other days on the trip. The pass is not itself difficult, but it is steep and involves a glacier traverse on the eastern side. We need to be careful as the trail is steep and the rocks glazed by ice making this tricky for inexperienced trekkers. The trail from Phedi climbs through a ravine and a rocky trail as we climb up continuously. While trekking through the side of a frozen lake we reach at the top of the pass decorated with prayer flags. Ama Dablam commands the skyline over a range of mountains on the south even as Cholatse soar on the west and Lobuche East and Baruntse rises sharply to our right. We need to pass through some crevasses before we reach Dzongla, another beautiful place with a complete view of Cholatse, Ama Dablam, Lobuche peak and the Pheriche village far below. We will overnight at a very basic local lodge. 7/8 hours of trekking today.

This is one of the toughest days of the trek as we cross a high mountain pass, Cho La. From Thagnak, it is an upward climb all the way to Cho La. The path is steep and rocky, and you need to be mindful about not losing your footing on the steep slope. The top of Cho La pass is covered in snow and offers wonderful views of the Himalayan range. Take a steep descent and walk along a glacier. The rock and ice soon give way to pastures, and we arrive at Dzongla, where we stop for lunch. Take a downward trail and head to Lobuche. The walk is filled with amazing sights of the peaks. An ascent brings you to the base of Awi Peak. The trail follows the bottom side of this peak. Enjoy amazing views of Himalayan peaks, including Tawoche and Cholatse. We take a short descent and arrive at Lobuche, which is made up of a teahouse cluster.

This is a big day for all the trekking enthusiasts who dreamed of a trek to the base of the world’s highest mountain. The initial trek will be comparatively easy, as we don’t need to climb much uphill until Gorakshep. The trail will be rocky and craggy and walking along the Khumbu glacier until Base Camp. Almost, a 3hour hike takes us to the stunning small village above 5,000m and we will take rest a few times including lunch before resuming our hike to base camp. It will take another 3hour trek in a rocky moraine trail formed by glacial remains. The breathtaking view of Khumbu icefall, the tip of Everest, and glacier-covered sky-touching mountains give extra charm to the base camp. If we are trekking during spring, we can meet 100s of climbers who are attempting to climb Everest and Lhotse. We came back to Gorakshep for accommodation. Since we are at a higher altitude, proper diet, drink and rest are very important.

Kala Patthar is the highest point in the Everest Base Camp trek itinerary, 5640 m. Many people go to the top of Kala Patar for the sunrise we did it once it was beautiful but in the winter it’s too cold to go up that early. This time we started walking at 7.30am. The walk is very challenging and tough. The ascent takes between 1h30min. and 2hours, the descent is around 30-40min. It’s always very windy and cold on the top. Walking sticks might be quite useful on the way down. The trail is quite clear all the way to the top except the last bit the rocky part you can go up pretty much anywhere. Usually, hikers leave their backpacks in the room, go up to Kala Patthar, come down to Lobuche and fly back to Kathmandu

This day is last day to drop to airport. We will meet you at Hotel and see off for international flight.

Trip Cost Details

  • What is Included
  • Kathmandu International Airport Pick up and Drop by Car/Van/Jeep
  • Accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu – 5 star luxurious Hotel
  • Kathmandu Domestic Airport Pick up and Drop by Car
  • During the trek, Accommodation with attached bathroom hotel
  • Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast on your own choices
  • Kathmandu to Namche Bazaar Helicopter flight
  • Lobuche to Kathmandu Helicopter flight
  • Professional Guide and Porter Services
  • Insurance of Guide and Porters
  • Daily wages of Guide and Porter
  • Trekking Permit and National Park Fees
  • TIMS Card (Trekking information Management System)
  • What is Excluded
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu while staying here
  • Alcoholic drinks like as Coke, Fanta, Beer, Whiskey, Vodka etc
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos.
  • Travel Insurance and Helicopter Rescue, if requires
  • If flight night possible because of bad weather or road blockage etc
  • Personal Expenses like battery charging, internet etc
  • Tipping for Guide or Porter ( not mandatory but expected)
  • Lanudry Serivices and Phone call

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Trip Reviews

Pia Dina Montemayor

Pia Dina Montemayor - Phillipine

Culture and adventure travel

Hi Chiz Gurung
My travel vlog about Nepal might be 6 years late, but the fun memories are still fresh and thanks to your well organize package-customised tour for me…
I have only all the good words in your tour company
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Rajamani Reddy

Rajamani Reddy - USA

3-country tour of Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet

I did an 18-day tour of these three countries through Adventure Land Tours operated by Chij Gurung in Thamel, Kathamndu. Arrangements done by Mr. Gurung were very good. Sightseeing and accommodations around Kathmandu were fine if you can overlook the traffic and bad roads around the city. Bhutan was exceptional, its a must see destination. And as for Tibet, I wouldn’t recommend anyone to travel to Tibet by road because road conditions are BAD, and it severely lacks in facilities. Lhasa is worth visiting so my sincere advice would be to fly into and out of Lhasa. If any one is looking for a personalized tour, I highly recommend Adventure Land Tours.

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