Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Trek

I want to combine Gokyo Ri and EBC via Cho La and maybe Kongma La Passes to save some time but still get some of the 3 Passes feeling.

Rough itinerary:

15.12. KTM
16.12. Day 01: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,700ft): 8km, 3 – 4 hours trek
17.12. Day 02: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438m/11,280 ft): 11km, 5 – 6 hours
18.12. Day 03: Acclimatization Day – Namche Bazaar: (3,440m/11,284ft)
19.12. Day 04: Namche Bazaar to Phortse Thanga (3,680m/12,073ft): 6km, 5-6 hours
20.12. Day 05: Phortse Thanga to Machhermo (4,470m/ 14,663ft): 10km, 4-5 hours
21.12. Day 06: Machhermo to Gokyo (4,800 m/15,744 ft): 7km, 4-5 hours
22.12. Day 07: Gokyo Valley: Acclimatization Day – Optional Hike to Gokyo Ri (5357 m/17,570 ft): 2km, 3 – 4 hours
23.12. Day 08: Gokyo to Thagnak (4750 m/15,580 ft): 4km, 4 – 5 hours
24.12. Day 09: Thagnak to Cho La pass (5,367m/17,604 ft) to Dzongla (15, 939 ft): 7km, 7 – 8 hours
25.12. Day 10: Dzongla to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 6km, 2 – 3 hours
26.12. Day 11: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,594 ft): 13km, 6-7 hours
27.12. Day 12: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft) to Pherice (4,288m/14,070ft): 16km, 7-8 hours
28.12. Day 13: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar: 20km, 6 – 7 hours
29.12. Day 14: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,860m/9,186ft): 19km, 6 – 7 hours
30.12. Flight Lukla –> KTM



4 replies
  1. Hi, I am arriving in Ktm on 4th of December. I am interest in doing the ABC and the EBC trek during my stay at Nepal. I am a Non-residential Nepalese (NRN) from England. I would have completed my ABC trek by then, and would be starting my EBC trek around same time as you. Do let me know, if you are interested to take this trip together.

    • Hi Deepesh,
      sounds great! If you’d like, I would love for you to join. I am a pretty experienced hiker, though not in these heights, so it would be great to start the hike together!

  2. Hello Alina, I am looking for some companions to do the EBC trek aas well. I am flying in to Kathmandu on the 13th/14th December. Aside from that, I do not have a solid plan. Experienced wise, I will not consider myself to be an experienced hiker but I have some experience trekking solo in Norway. I am pretty confident that I will be able to keep up 🙂 Do let me know if you are interested 🙂

  3. Hello Alina, Deepesh and Zhi, i am starting my EBC trek from Dec 14th. Since it was a last minute decision to go to Nepal, i have not been able to find a group ahead of time and therefore going with a guide. However, if anyone of you is leaving on 14th for Lukla flight and is interested to go together, it should be fun. I will be with a guide. Thanks. Looking forward. Whatsapp +97466092783