The circular route ensures that incredible new scenes unfold, every step of the way.
Take your breath away, climbing high mountain passes, trekking to incredible vantage points.
Experience some of the best scenery in the Himalaya.
The Gokyo route to Everest Base Camp is a tougher trek than the standard route, so not the best choice for first-time high altitude trekkers. For the more experienced trekker it is is fantastic. It avoids the crowds on the main route and is a circular trek so there is no backtracking.
You also get to climb Gokyo Ri for the best view of Cho Oyu, one of the 8000m peaks. And finally you have the crossing of the Cho La pass to enjoy before you rejoin the main Everest route. The whole of this trek is in lodges so no need to camp anywhere.
Bask in views of Mount Everest, the imposing figure of the highest mountain on earth.
Explore the picture perfect Gokyo Lakes, reflecting the Himalayan peaks in the calm waters.
Scale the dizzying heights of the Cho La Pass, at 5420m above sea level.
Tribhuvan International Airport
Fly to Kathmandu, taking a private transfer to the hotel. Meet with representatives for a full pre-trek briefing.
Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla, a superb experience with incredible views over the Everest region. Meet with the crew upon arrival, starting the trek with a hike to Phakding.
Making multiple river crossings on the trail leading to Monjo, enter the Sagarmatha National Park, and weather permitting, the first glimpse of Mount Everest, en route to Namche Bazaar.
A day to explore Namche Bazaar, with a great selection of lodges, tea shops and souvenir shops. A great opportunity to acclimatise to the altitude, with a short trek to the Everest View Hotel.
Trek along the trail, heading north out of Namche. Climb to a ridge which leads to a crossroads high above the Dudh Koshi, before a further ascent to cross the Mon La before reaching Phortse Tenge, and a steep climb to Dole.
Climb steadily alongside the valley, as rhododendron forests yield to scrub juniper. Pass through numerous small settlements and yak pastsures to arrive in time for lunch at Machermo.
A day to acclimatise at Machermo which sits at 4410m above sea level. Lots of opportunities for small hikes around the area to enjoy views of Cho Oyu and the mountains which surround the Ngozumpa glacier.
Scenic along along riverside paths to start the day, before a steep rocky incline alongside the Ngozumpa glacier, climbing past two of the Gokyo Lakes, before arriving at the settlement of Gokyo, situated on the shores of the scenic mountain lake, Dudh Pokhari.
Leaving at the break of day, following a steep path, which uncovers views of Everest, Lhotse and Makalu, arriving at the summit of Gokyu Ri, one of the finest viewpoints in the Himalaya. After lunch, cross the Ngozumpa glaciers to descend to the settlement of Tragnag.
Another early start, crossing a ridge and an old lateral moraine, before a rocky scramble leads to the Cho La Pass. Enjoy great views before crossing a small glacier on the trail to Dzongla.
A more gentle day, passing through grassy terrain above the Tshola Tsho lake, following the valley on the western side of the Khumbu glacier to Lobuche.
Follow the trail up the Khumbu Glacier, stopping for lunch at Gorak Shep, before continuing to Everest Base Camp at an altitude of 5364m along a route which negotiates ice pinnacles and crevasses along the way. Return to Gorak Shep to overnight.
An early start to climb Kala Pattar at 5554m, an awe inspiring viewpoint with superb views of Mount Everest. Afternoon descent to Dingboche.
Continuing the descent, follow the trail which falls away to the valley floor, walking alongside the river for a short while, before climbing through birch and rhododendron forests, crossing the Dudh Koshi, before arriving in Namche.
The final day of trekking follows the Dudh Koshi, as the trail descends to Lukla. In Lukla, enjoy a farewell party with the porters and guides, with the chance to sample Nepalese Chang.
After breakfast, take a flight to Kathmandu.
A day to explore the engaging city of Kathmandu, explore the Monkey Temple at Swayambhunath, the Hindu Temple of Pashupatinath and the Buddhist Stupa of Boudhanath, or simply enjoy the immersive experience of wandering the city streets.
Take a transfer to the airport to begin the journey home.
This trip takes responsibility seriously and ‘goes the extra mile’ to ensure that your presence in this country is entirely positive.
All guides and partners are hand picked to ensure that every aspect of your trip operates to the highest standard and reflect the strong values, ethics and joy of travel.
This commitment to Responsible Travel is mutually beneficial without compromising the countries and communities touched or the depth and uniqueness of your adventure.
Let’s help keep these wonderful places precious.
All crew are paid proper wages and are treated with respect and dignity. This trip with IMEC, IPPG and KPAP, all not-for-profit organisations that focus on improving the working conditions of porters.
Travellers are given the opportunity to mitigate some of the environmental impacts of flying by supporting community and conservation initiatives.
This trip is a proud supporter of the Leave No Trace and Travellers Against Plastic campaigns, which help educate travellers on the impact of travel and provide practical guidance for enjoying the outdoors responsibly.
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Other than that, I would 100% recommend this company for those who want to experience a Himalayan trek safely, with an experienced guide who knows the area and to relax and take it all in without the worry of having to find accomodation and navigate. Thank you for making our trip so memorable. It was the hardest and most challenging thing I've ever done in my life both physically and mentally. I have incredible memories I'll cherish forever. | Shannon
Our guide - Hira was extremely professional and had a wealth of mountain knowledge that he was more than happy to share with us. He was constantly giggling and making you feel positive during or after a hard days walk. Our guide has hopes of climbing Everest one day and I truly do hope he gets there one day! | Robbie
I have just returned from Trekking to Everest Base Camp via the stunning Gokyo Lakes and Chola Pass,from the moment we were met by the team in Katmandu we felt we were in safe professional hands. We were privileged to have wonderful guides Pimba, a twice times Everest summiteer, Dorchi, Hira and Dukchung who all have a wealth of mountaineering and trekking experience, they took care of our every needs ,always smiling and unfailingly helpful.Their knowledge of the mountains and the history of the area enhanced our experience. | Jane
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