Overview

This trekking package is a journey that takes us to two of the region’s most beloved sites: Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Valley.  Our itinerary allows us to experience nearly every highlight of the Khumbu region.  From lush forests to gracious Sherpa villages to unbelievable Himalayan views, there will never be a dull moment.  For most treks in the region, reaching Everest Base Camp is the pinnacle moment of the journey.  In the Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake Trek, this is only the beginning.  After reaching EBC, we continue to the emerald-green Gokyo Lakes after crossing the ambitious Cho La Pass (5368m). 

Each day, our minds will be in awe at the landscapes around us. We start the trek with a flight to Lukla, and then hike through beautiful Sherpa villages and the lush forests that surround them.  Passing through pine and rhododendron forests, we already feel refreshed, excited for the trek ahead.  Chhortens, prayer flags, and other symbols of Tibetan Buddhist culture increase the charm along the path.  We stay in Namche Bazaar, a fun to place to explore while getting accustomed to the altitude.  After taking an extra day to acclimatize, we stay in Tengboche, home of the Tengboche Monastery. The monastery is located at the confluence of the Dudh Kosi River and Imja Khola River, and is the largest gompa in the Khumbu region.  The next major highlight, after several days of stunning mountain views and beautiful villages, is the hike up Everest Base Camp (5364m), which includes a view of Khumbu Glacier.  The next day, we hike to Kala Patthar (5540m), feeling energized and grateful to be surrounded by such beauty.  After crossing the strenuous Chola La Pass, we again feel rewarded by the pristine landscape.  The amazement continues as we cross the Ngozumpa Glacier and reach Gokyo Valley and Gokyo Ri (5360m).  We enjoy the jaw-dropping views of alpine lakes, mountain peaks, glaciers.  From here, we begin our descent back to Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu.

Trekking is possible throughout the year, but Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) provide the best weather.  During the Spring, there is a bit more color and the rhododendrons are blooming, and in the Autumn months, the skies are generally clearer.  The Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Valley Trek requires fitness and acclimatization to avoid acute mountain sickness.  Breeze Adventure arranges the trek with complete management. Please, feel free to contact us for more detailed information.

Trip Highlights

Enjoying a combination of two of the most popular treks in the region

 Mesmerizing view of emerald-green lakes at Gokyo Ri

Once-in-a-lifetime high-altitude trekking that includes Everest Base Camp (5364m), Kala Patthar (5540m), and Cho La Pass (5368m)

Traversing both Khumbu Glacier and Ngozumpa Glacier

Experience Sherpa villages and Tibetan Buddhist culture

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel.
  • Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley, including UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2860m.), trek to Phakding (2610m), 3 hour trek.
  • Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m), 6 hours.
  • Day 05: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar.
  • Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m), 5 hours.
  • Day 07: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m), 5 hours.
  • Day 08: Acclimatization day at Dingboche, hike to Chhukung village (4730m) Or Nangkartshang Peak (5120)
  • Day 09: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m), 4 ½ hours.
  • Day 10: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5153m) to EBC (5364m) and back to Gorakshep, 7 hours.
  • Day 11: Hike up to Kala Patthar (5653m) in the morning and trek to Dzongla (4830m), 6 hours.
  • Day 12: Trek from Dzongla to Gokyo (4790m) via Chola pass (54200m), 8 hours.
  • Day 13: Early morning hike up to Gokyo Ri (5483m) and trek back to Machhermo (4470m).
  • Day 14: Trek from Machhermo to Khumjung (3790m), 5-6 hours.
  • Day 15: Trek from Khumjung to Phakding 26, 5 hours.
  • Day 16: Trek from Phakding to Lukla, 4 hours.
  • Day 17: Early morning fly back to Kathmandu
  • Day 18: Transfer to airport for your final departure from Nepal.

Trip note

Accommodation

All our packages include accommodation in the cost.  This accommodation is included during the set itinerary.  While in Kathmandu, we provide a 2-3 Star hotel for you.  During the trek, our guides will pick the best lodge for you to stay in based on their experience as well as room availability. All the accommodations will be twin-shared basis. In the mountain, Shower and toilet will be on Sharing basis. During high trekking season, you may have to share a room with a same-sex trekker from another group.

Food

Nepal has a wide variety of food and it is easy to cater to your needs.  If you are a vegetarian/vegan, gluten or lactose free, we are able to work around that if you let us know ahead of time.  During your time in the hotel in Kathmandu, your breakfast is included.  Lunch and dinner must be covered on your own.  On the trek, breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided.  For teahouse treks, we can order typical Nepali food, continental ,Italian , Tibetan and Indian at teahouses.  While camping, we will prepare the meals for you.  After our trek, we will have a celebration/pre-departure traditional Nepali meal in Thamel. 

Guide & Porters

A government-licensed guide will lead the trek.  All our guides have tremendous experience on the trails and are passionate about the trekking industry.  Our guides and porters are dedicated to making your experience of trekking in Nepal a memorable one.  If there is any worry during your trek, our guides will address it.  Your safety is our number one priority.  For groups of more than six people, there will be two guides. For teahouse treks, there will be one porter for every two trekkers.  For camping treks, we will need more porters in order to carry the food, kitchen equipment, tents, etc.    

Acclimatization/Fitness/Experience

As many of our treks lead us high into the Himalayas, it is necessary to let our bodies sufficiently get used to the altitude.  Our treks have acclimatization days built into the itinerary.  It is best to take it slow to prevent altitude sickness.  The level of fitness necessary for our treks varies depending on the trek.  On average, expect to walk an average of 5-6 hours per day while on the trial.  Generally, the treks can be done with an average level of fitness.  More important than fitness or experience is one’s personal determination and positive attitude toward finishing and enjoying the trek. 

Travel Insurance

We strongly recommend having travel insurance before going on a trek.  We do our best to take care of you, but something can happen that is out of our control.  In case of medical emergency, leading to a helicopter evacuation, it is best to have insurance.  You are unable to obtain medical insurance in Nepal and must do so in your home country.  Be sure that your insurance covers accidents abroad and high in the mountains. 

Best Time to Travel

The peak seasons for traveling in Nepal are during the Spring (March to May) and the Autumn (September to November).  These times provide the best scenery and clearest skies, but of course they are a little more crowded than the off-season.  It is possible to trek during the Winter (December to February), but you will face cold temperatures.  It is also possible to trek during the monsoon season (June to August), though the views will likely be covered by clouds and there is a high chance of rainfall.

Note:

Please be assured that Breeze Adventure manage our treks to the highest standards. Your safety and satisfaction are our priority. We will support you to the best of our abilities with any issues that may arise. From time to time flights to and from Lukla may be delayed due to weather conditions. It is often worthwhile to include a day or two extra in your schedule to be used in the event of a delay, or if you require a little extra time during the trek. We will work with you to ensure you get the most from your trek and visit to Nepal.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel.
    Welcome to Nepal! A representative from Breeze Adventure will welcome you our hotel. We will prepare you with information and gear for your trek. Overnight at hotel.

    • Kathmandu
    • 2/3 Star Hotel
    • 1400m
  • Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley, including UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
    Have breakfast and start sightseeing around Kathmandu in a private vehicle. We will see several UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We will learn about each site’s historical, religious, and cultural significance. Overnight at hotel.
    • Kathmandu
    • Breakfast
    • 2/3 Star Hotel
    • 1400m
  • Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2860m.), trek to Phakding (2610m), 3 hour trek.
    Early in the morning, we catch a flight to Lukla from the Kathmandu domestic airport. The views from the plane build our anticipation and excitement for the trek. After landing, we are welcomed by our crew and the cool Himalayan breeze. We pass beautiful Sherpa villages, their agricultural fields, and many mani stones and prayer wheels. We see a spectacular view of Kusum Kanguru as we reach to Phakding. Overnight in a guest house.

    • Phakding
    • Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner
    • Guest House
    • 2860m
  • Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m), 6 hours.
    After breakfast, we begin to head to Namche Bazaar. We cross several suspension bridges, enjoying views of Thamserku. Following the Dudh Koshi River bank, we pass other small Sherpa villages, reaching Monjo and officially entering Sagarmatha National Park. We stop at Jorsalle village for lunch and continue along the riverbank through pine forests. We cross the highest suspension bridge of the Everest region, and trek upwards. We catch our first glimpse of Mt. Everest and continue to Namche Bazaar. Overnight in a guest house.
    • Namche Bazaar
    • Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner
    • Guest House
    • 3440m
  • Day 05: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar.
    Wake up with a pleasant view of Mt. Kongde Ri as we have our breakfast. Today is our acclimatization day. In higher altitude, there is less oxygen in the air. We must take time to let our bodies adjust to the difference. To help acclimatize, we take a short day hike up to Sagarmatha National Park Museum and Khumjung Village. The supposed Yeti scalp at the monastery, and the Everest Viewpoint are memorable moments of the hike. Also, from the museum, we can see a perfect view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and many more pristine peaks. On the way down, we can stop at the world’s highest 5-star hotel and enjoy a cup of tea. Afterwards, we explore Namche Bazaar. Namche is a major trade center in the Khumbu region and is densely populated by the Sherpa people. The city is bustling with trekkers who have finished or are preparing for the Everest Base Camp Trek. Bakeries, cafes, equipment stores, jewelry shops, and restaurants line the streets of Namche Bazaar. Overnight in guest house.
    • Namche Bazaar
    • Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner
    • Guest House
    • 3880m
  • Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m), 5 hours.
    After breakfast in Namche Bazaar, we head to Tengboche. We warm up quickly on our steep ascent towards Tengboche. After about 25 min., we pass the museum once again and take in the views. We hike on the gentle flat trail to Kyanjuma, which is being built by Pasang Sherpa, and stop for lunch at Phungi Thanga. Now we reach a junction, and continuing on the EBC path, we hike up the steep trail. The rhododendron and pine forests, distract us during the strenuous hike. After a couple of hours, we arrive at Tengboche, which gives us awe-inspiring Himalayan mountain views. At the Tengboche monastery there is a daily ritual at 6am and 3pm, which we can observe. The sunset over Mt. Everest from this little village is something you will never forget. Overnight at guest house.

    • Tengboche
    • Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner
    • Guest House
    • 3860m
  • Day 07: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m), 5 hours.
    After breakfast, we continue along the gorgeous trail through the day at a leisurely pace. We do not walk for too long, though the altitude takes its toll, so it’s best to take it easy. Overnight at guest house.

    • Dingboche
    • Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner
    • Guest House
    • 4410m
  • Day 08: Acclimatization day at Dingboche, hike to Chhukung village (4730m) Or Nangkartshang Peak (5120)
    Wake up face to face with the beautiful mountain Ama Dablam and have breakfast. With our day packs, we head up to Nagarjuna viewpoint. As we climb, the village in the distance looks beautiful, and we also have an awesome view of the Mt. Khangtega, Mt. Thamsherkhu and many more. Though the viewpoint looks close, it normally takes about three hours one-way. At the top, we have the most incredible views. On the left, we see Cholatse Peak and Lake, and on the right, we see small blue glacier lakes at the bottom of Mt. Ama Dablam, as well as amazing views of Mt. Makalu, Island Peak, Chopolu (Holy mountain), Baruntse and Mera Peak. The six-hour roundtrip hike is well worth it. After the day hike, we have lunch and hang out around Dingboche. Overnight at guest house.
    • Dingboche
    • Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner
    • Guest House
    • 5120m/4730m
  • Day 09: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m), 4 ½ hours.
    We start our day and warm up our bodies with a 15 minute uphill hike towards Dhukla. The distance from Dingboche to Lobuche is short, but in the high altitude we walk a bit slower than the previous days. After walking for a couple of hours on the gentle flat trail with views of the gorgeous Tawache and Cholatse Peak, we arrive at our lunch spot in Thukla. It is located at the bottom of the Khumbu Glacier tongue from where we can see the fresh glacier water flowing as a little river. After lunch, the trail is steep up to the Everest Memorials. These are monuments of those people who have lost their lives during Everest expeditions. After we visit this legendary place, we head to Lobuche through the gentle flat trail. The sunset view of Mt. Nuptse in the evening is splendid. Overnight at guest house.

    • Lobuche
    • Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner
    • Guest House
    • 4910m
  • Day 10: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5153m) to EBC (5364m) and back to Gorakshep, 7 hours.
    We wake up full of energy today, excited to make it to Everest Base Camp. We have breakfast earlier than previous days and head up to Gorakshep via Khumbu Glacier. The trail to Gorakshep is mostly uphill and rocky. Sometimes we can see avalanches on Nuptse mountain (from a safe distance) and hear cracking sounds from the Khumbu Glacier while we are heading up to Gorakshep. After having lunch and dropping our bags off at Gorakshep, we head to Everest Base Camp with our day pack. The trail is a steep, rocky incline. Everest Base Camp is located on the Khumbu Glacier, where we can see deadly Khumbu Icefall, Mt. Khumbutse and Pumori, though we cannot see Mt. Everest. In March and April, Everest Base Camp is full of colorful tents because of the different summit expedition groups. It is quite a sight seeing some of the best mountaineers preparing to take on the world’s highest mountain.
    • Gorekshep
    • Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner
    • Guest House
    • 5365m
  • Day 11: Hike up to Kala Patthar (5653m) in the morning and trek to Dzongla (4830m), 6 hours.
    After waking up early in the morning, we begin our climb to Kala Patthar. The breath-taking view of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, and many others right in front of us is incredible. After enjoying the view and taking some photos at Kala Patthar, we come back to Gorakshep and have our breakfast. After the breakfast, we head to Dzongla. Overnight at guesthouse.

    • Dzongla
    • Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner
    • Guest House
    • 5653m
  • Day 12: Trek from Dzongla to Gokyo (4790m) via Chola pass (54200m), 8 hours.
    We get an early start today to traverse the Chola Pass. Mornings almost always provide the best weather for crossing high altitude passes. Later in the day, the wind picks up and also, melting ice can cause danger. After about 5 hours of climbing up the rocky incline, we reach the pass. A sharp downhill brings us to Thaknak, our lunch spot. Two and a half hours from here, we reach Gokyo Village, one of the most beautiful places in the Everest region. Overnight at guest house.
    • Gokyo
    • Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner
    • Guest House
    • 5420m
  • Day 13: Early morning hike up to Gokyo Ri (5483m) and trek back to Machhermo (4470m).
    Again, we get an early start. However, you’ll feel well rested from getting lots of sleep last night. The goal is to reach Gokyo Ri before the sun rises, which provides a spectacular viewpoint to see the glowing peaks. It’s a steep 600 meter climb, where we see four 8,000 meter peaks before our eyes – Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and Makalu. We head back to Gokyo village for breakfast and then head to Machhermo, which we reach just in time for lunch. Overnight at guest house.
    • Machhermo
    • Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner
    • Guest House
    • 5357m
  • Day 14: Trek from Machhermo to Khumjung (3790m), 5-6 hours.
    Waking up with views of Thamserku, Cholatse and many other mighty peaks, we have our breakfast and hit the trail. We pass waterfalls and windblown pastures until we reach Phortse Thanga (after about four hours). We stop here for lunch and carry on the gentle path to Khumjung village. Here, there is a monastery on a hilltop with a supposed Yeti scalp that is worth checking out. Overnight at guest house.
    • Khumjung
    • Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner
    • Guest House
    • 3690m
  • Day 15: Trek from Khumjung to Phakding 26, 5 hours.
    After breakfast, we make our way to Phakding, first passing Namche Bazaar. You can stop for some time and buy any last-minute souvenirs if you’d like. About 2.5 hours after leaving Namche Bazaar, we soon reach Monjo village and take another break, this time for lunch. Phakding is only about 1.5 hours of walking downhill from here. Overnight in guest house.
    • Phakding
    • Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner
    • Guest House
    • 3780m
  • Day 16: Trek from Phakding to Lukla, 4 hours.
    After breakfast, we prepare for our final day of the trek. The hike takes about four hours, but sometimes a little longer with extra breaks. We enjoy our last moments with the amazing Everest region scenery and celebrate a successful journey in the evening. Overnight at guest house.
    • Lukla
    • Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner
    • Guest House
    • 2860m
  • Day 17: Early morning fly back to Kathmandu
    Have breakfast and then walk to Tenzing-Hillary airport and fly back to Kathmandu in the morning. Spend the rest of the day exploring the city. We’ll have a farewell dinner for you in the evening. Overnight in hotel.
    • Kathmandu
    • Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner
    • 3 Star Hotel
    • 1400m
  • Day 18: Transfer to airport for your final departure from Nepal.
    Transfer to Tribhuvan Airport. Thank you for choosing Breeze Adventure as your trekking guide! We look forward to your next adventure with us.
    • Breakfast

Cost Details

Cost Includes

Transportation to and from Tribhuvan Airport.

Three nights in a 2-3 star hotel in Kathmandu, breakfast included.

All transportation for the trek, including flights to and from Lukla.

Local guest house accommodation in mountain.

Government-authorized, experienced guide and porters

Insurance, food, accommodation, and wage for guides and porters

Hygienic meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.

All equipment (sleeping bag, warm layers, etc.)

First Aid Kit

Maps

Service charge and government taxes

Sagarmatha National Park entry fee

Post-trek celebration dinner in Kathmandu

Cost Excludes:

International airfare

Meals in Kathmandu (besides breakfast)

Your personal expenses, shopping, etc.

Shower and electronic charging fees at guest houses during the trek

Alcoholic drinks, chocolates, tea and coffee

Tips for guide and porter

Extra accommodation and meals outside of itinerary