Gokyo Everest Base Camp Trek

Taking you through the most beautiful and awe-inspiring areas of the Sagarmatha National Park, The Everest Circuit trek is one of the most thrilling and adventurous treks The Himalayas have to offer. Set over 20 days, the trek takes you along one of the most famous and highly praised trekking routes through the Dudh Koshi to its source the Gokyo Lake, over the high altitiude Cho La pass (5330m) and up to the Legendary Everest Base Camp (5,545m). This adventure offers you the unique oportunity to discover some of the most spectacular sites of the everest region. Kalapatthar, the valleys of the Khumbu, The lakes of Gokyo, The legendary Everest Base Camp and the summit of Gokyo Peak (5483meters) to highlight a few. Also on offer are the beautiful, panoramic views of some of the highest peaks on the planet, Cho Oyo (8201m), Mount Everest (8848m) and Makalu (8463m) and many others.

Combining the captivating scenery with the outstanding culture and historical atributes, this everest trekking experience will leave you with a sence of acomplishment and lasting exhilaration. Amidst the the challenge and adventure, you will also have the oportunity to experience the vast, rich culture of the Everest Himalaya region and its inhabitans, the Sherpa people. Known for their easy going nature and strong heritage in mountaineering, Sherpas make up one quarter of the total number of people climbing Mt. Everest and are based mainly around its foothills. During the Everest Circuit trek, passing through the unique and traditional villages of Sagarmatha, you will be provided with a true insight into their rich culture and traditional ways of living.

Starting from Lukla, the trail brings you to Namche Bazaar the Sherpa capital of Nepal, where you will have a day to Acclimatize and check out the bustling markets and colorful surroundings. The trail continues to the immaculate Gokyo valley, followed by the hike to Gokyo Ri, The Cho la Pass, and the trek to Everest Base Camp. Returning to Gorakshep, the adventure continues with a climb to Kalapatthar, where you can see more spectacular mountain and glacier views including the peaks of Mount Everest, Mount Nuptse, Mount Lhotse and Mount Pumor. Returning through Pheriche, Pangboche, Tengboche and Namche Bazzare, the trek winds up back in Lukla where awaits the returning flights back to the final destination - Kathmandu.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1 :Arrive in Kathmandu (1300 m/4264 ft)

Day 2 :Kathmandu (1300 m/4264 ft): Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

Day 3 :Kathmandu - Lukla (2,800 m/9,184 ft)- Phakding (2,652 m/8,700 ft): 3-4 hrs

Day 4 : Phakding -Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283 ft) -5-6 hrs

Day 5 :Namche Bazaar: Acclimatization Day

Day 6 :Namche Bazzar - Dole-(4,110 m/ 13,152 ft): 5-6 hrs

Day 7 :Dole - Machherma-(4,470 m/ 14,663 ft): 4-5 hrs

Day 8 :Machharma - Gokyo (4800 m/15,744 ft): 3-4 hrs

Day 9 :Gokyo Valley Acclimatization Day

Day 10 :Hike - Gokyo Ri (5357 m/17,570 ft) - Thaknak (4750 m/15,580 ft): 5-6 hrs

Day 11 :Thaknak - Cho-la Pass (5367 m/17,604 ft) - Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 7-8 hrs

Day 12 :Lobuche - Gorak Shep [5170 m/16,961ft] - Everest Base Camp [5364 m/17,594 ft] 8-9hrs

Day 13 :Gorak Shep - Kala Patthar / Everest Base Camp - Pheriche [4280 m/14,070 ft]: 8-9 hrs

Day 14 :Tengboche-Namche Bazzar (3,440 m/11,280 ft): 5-6 hrs

Day 15 :Namche Bazaar-Lukla (2,800 m/9,184 ft)- 6-8 hrs

Day 16 :Fly to Kathmandu and rest

Day 17 :Fly back to sweet home

This trip is for 16 days from Kathmandu to Kathmandu and you will have option to extend your holiday in Nepal as long as you want.

What is Included

  • Private pick up and transfer as per the programmed itinerary.
  • 2 nights pre–trek and 1 night post–trek accommodation in Kathmandu at 2-3 Star hotel (or as agreed), with breakfast.
  • Full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley (as per the itinerary), with private transport, local guide and all entrance fees.
  • 3 meals per day (breakfast, lunch, dinner, teas and coffees) for the duration of the trek.
  • Twin share accommodation at best available guest house for the duration of the trek.
  • 1 experienced, fully trained, government licensed and English-speaking Senior Trekking Guide for the trek duration.
  • Assistant Guides to offer support for the trek duration, as per the group size.  (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide).
  • Sherpa porters to carry your luggage for the trek duration, as per the group size. (2 trekkers : 1 porter).
  • Coverage of all expenses for the guide(s) and porters, i.e. food, accommodation, salary, equipment and transportation, plus insurance for all staff (as per state law). 
  • Return flights from Kathmandu to Lukla inclusive of all airport taxes.
  • Access to comprehensive first aid medical kit for the trip duration. (Clients are advised to bring their own personal medical supplies as well).
  • Sagarmatha National Park permits and TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) permit.
  • 1 Asia Adventure Nepal T-shirt, per person.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu at typical Nepali restaurant.
  • All applicable government taxes.

What is Not Included

  • Entry Visa fees – 25USD for 15 day visa, 40USD for 30 day visa and 100USD for 3 month visa on entry into Nepal (correct at time of writing)
  • Any meals in Kathmandu other than breakfast (and in the case of early return from the mountain other than scheduled).
  • Personal expenses such as alcoholic drinks, bottled water, cold drinks and laundry.
  • Personal medical and travel insurance and medical bills.
  • International air fares/ flights. (Fares and flights can be arranged upon request).
  • Hot shower during the trek.
  • Personal trekking equipment and clothing.
  • Insurance to cover emergency helicopter evacuation.
  • Tips for guide, porters and drivers. (Tipping is expected, but not mandatory).

Important Documents & Items

Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets

Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance

Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts

Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.


Bandana or head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions
Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
Sunglasses with UV protection
Prescription sunglasses (if required)

Upper Body

Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
Light and expedition weight thermal tops
Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/or jacket *
Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable


1 pair of lightweight poly-liner gloves.
1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves
1 pair of mittens, consists of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched with a very warm polar-fleece mitt liner (seasonal)

Lower Body

Under Garments ,Hiking shorts, Lightweight cotton long pants, Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms, Fleece or wool pants (seasonal),Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants.


2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks

2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks

1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water resistant, ankle support, “broken in”)

1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals

Cotton socks (optional)

Gaiters (winter only), optional, “low” ankle high version


1 sleeping bag (good to -10 degrees C or 14 degrees F)*
Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)

Rucksack and Travel Bags

1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters/3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carryon)
1 large duffel bag
A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables, should have good shoulder padding
Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)


Small, personal first-aid kit. (simple and light)
Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
1 skin-blister repair kit
Anti-diarrhea pills
Anti-headache pills
Cough and/or cold medicine
Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
Water purification tablets or water filter
1 set of earplugs
Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies

Practical Items

1 small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing-repair kit
1 cigarette lighter, 1 small box of matches
1 compass or GPS(optional)
1 alarm clock/watch
1 digital camera with extra cards and batteries
large Ziplocs
2 water bottles (1 liter each)
1 small folding knife
Binoculars (optional)
4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks


1 medium-sized quick drying towel
Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
Multi-purpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
Nail clippers
Face and body moisturizer
Female hygiene products
Small mirror

Personal Hygiene

Wet wipes (baby wipes)
Tissue /toilet roll
Anti-bacterial hand wash


Binoculars, Reading book, Trail Map/Guide book, Journal & Pen, Walkman ,Pencils and small notebooks


Start Date End Date Cost Status
22 September 2017 07 October 2017 Available Book
01 November 2016 16 November 2016 Guaranted Book

It is important to consider that internal flights to/from Lukla can be subject to disruption. Due to bad weather, flights can sometimes be delayed or even cancelled. Although such disruption is rare, we should be prepared for every eventuality, any time of the year, even in the peak trekking season. In case of flight cancellation it is therefore advised to bring extra money to cover costs of additional nights in Kathmandu, as this expense will not be included in your package. If you have to stay in Kathmandu longer than planned, you can of course enjoy other activities like cultural tours, rafting or shopping as you wish, and we can help to arrange this for you. For those travellers on a schedule that cannot be compromised, in case of flight disruption which is very rare, we can arrange an alternative trek to suit personal needs and time constraints.

Trip Facts

Duration: 19 Day(s)

Trip Grade: Challenginng

Trip Cost: On request

Destination: Nepal

Best Season : Autumn & Spring

Transportation : Flight & Private Vehicle

Trek Type : Tea house

Maximum Altituted: 5545m/18192ft at Kalapatthar

Group Size: Min 1 person, Maximum 14

Distance: 90.6km

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