Classic Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Trek


My name is Luiz, i’m Brazilian living in London (UK), I quit my job recently in February this year and before starting a Master i’ll be fulfilling a dream of backpacking to countries such as Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and India from April to August.

In Nepal I would love to do the Everest Base Camp trek walking all the way from Jiri with some side trips to Rimijung and Gokyo lakes. I don’t want to flight from Kathmandu to Lukla as I think it will be a great opportunity to do the same route as the first trekkers did before Lukla airport existence. On the way back I’m considering to get the flight from Lukla to Kathmandu to avoid the same 5 days route again and to check the Himalayas from a different perspective. I’m totally opened to change the itinerary and to hire a guide, so far my plan is:

1st day
6:30 after breakfast
Drive to Jiri by bus
stay overnight in Jiri

2nd day
7:30 after breakfast
Trek to Shivaya
From Shivaya trek to Bhandar
Stay overnight in Bhandar

3rd Day
7:30 after breakfast
Trek to chaulakharka
From chaulakharka trek to Sete
Stay overnight in Sete

4th Day
7:30 after breakfast
Trek to Goyam
From Goyam trek to Junbesi
Stay overnight in Junbesi

5th day

7:30 after break fast
Trek to salung
From salung trek to Nunthala
Stay overnight in Nunthala

6th Day
7:30, after Breakfast
Trek to Phakding 5-6 hr.
Stay overnight in Phakding (2630 m.)

7th day
7: 00 a,m Breakfast
Side trip to Rimjung village and trek to Jorsalle and Trek to Namche Bajar 5-6 Hr.
Visit Namche Bajar, Village
Stay overnight in Namche Bajar (3440m

Day 8
7:30, after Breakfast
Rest day, for Acclimatization trek to Everest view lodge (3800m) to seen view of Everest and other mountain , and trek down to Namche Bazaar (approx 5 hrs).

Day 9
Trek from Khumjung to Dole (4110M, approx-5hrs). Check in Tea House.

Day 10
Trek from Dole to Machherma(4470m, approx-4 hrs)

Day 11
Trek from Machherma to Gokyo (4790m, approx-6hrs)

Day 12
Rest and Exploration day, walk to Gokyo Ri (5357m) to watch mountains view and visit Dudh pokhari which is situated in 4750M height.

Day 13
Trek from Gokyo to Thangna (4700m -3 hrs).

Day 14
Trek from Thangna to Dzonglha(4845m) Via Chola Pass (5420m,Approx- 8 hrs).

Trek from Dzonglha to Lobuche (4700m, Approx-7hrs)

After having breakfast trek from Lobuche to Gorak shep, after lunch trek from Gorak shep to Everest base camp (5200m) overnight at Gorak shep.

Day 17
Early morning climbing up to Kalapather for sunrise view, after having breakfast, trek from Gorak shep to Pangboche (3900m).

Day 18
Trek from Pangbotche to Namche Bazaar(3450m) 05Hrs).

Day 19
Trek from Namche bazaar too Lukla(2840m approx 7hrs walk) to Kathmandu Transfer

Day 20
Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu (30 min)



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