Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Trek


I am planning to do Everest Base Camp and Gokyo lakes trek on October 12th without porter or guide. Hopefully the monsoon will be over until then. I’m already in Kathmandu and looking for trekking partners. I’ve done another hike in the past in Nepal but a shorter one due to time constraints. I’m thinking of doing it in 15 days as far as I read it’s doable with two acclimatization days.

Message me if interested.

October 12 – Day 01: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,700ft): 8km, 3 – 4 hours trek
Day 02: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438m/11,280 ft): 11km, 5 – 6 hours
Day 03: Acclimatization Day – Namche Bazaar: (3,440m/11,284ft)
Day 04: Namche Bazaar to Phortse Thanga (3,680m/12,073ft): 6km, 5-6 hours
Day 05: Phortse Thanga to Machhermo (4,470m/ 14,663ft): 10km, 4-5 hours
Day 06: Machhermo to Gokyo (4,800 m/15,744 ft): 7km, 4-5 hours
Day 07: Gokyo Valley: Acclimatization Day – Hike to Gokyo Ri (5357 m/17,570 ft): 2km, 3 – 4 hours
Day 08: Gokyo to Thagnak (4750 m/15,580 ft): 4km, 4 – 5 hours
Day 09: Thagnak to Cho La pass (5,367m/17,604 ft) to Dzongla (15, 939 ft): 7km, 7 – 8 hours
Day 10: Dzongla to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 6km, 2 – 3 hours
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
Day 12: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft) to Pherice (4,288m/14,070ft): 16km, 7-8 hours
Day 13: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar: 20km, 6 – 7 hours
Day 14: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,860m/9,186ft): 19km, 6 – 7 hours
Day 15: Fly to Kathmandu



2 replies
  1. Hi Lilla, hope you’re doing well in Kathmandu ?

    I’m Axel from Switzerland and leaving on the 7th of October to Kathmandu. I’ve also planned to do the Gokyo trek (was not sure about EBC) without porter or guide. I’ve already booked my flight from Kathmandu to Lukla for the 12th of October so we’re on the exact same dates 🙂

    I’ve got no experience in trekking in Nepal but kind a lot in Switzerland and around the alps (short trips). So if you’re still looking for someone motivated for this trek we could meet up in KTM when I’m there 🙂

    Here is my phone number if you want to contact me by whatsapp or whatever is easier for you: +41793985897

    Have a good night !

  2. Hi Axel!

    I will add you on whatsapp and we can talk and meet up in Kathmandu when you’re here 🙂

    Have a nice evening!