Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Trek


I am planning to go on the EBC & Gokyo Lakes Trek.
So far my planning is from Gokyo Valley up to Gokyo, and then east towards Cho La Pass & EBC. But I could also do the “normal” itinerary going through EBC before and then Gokyo.

So far my itinerary looks like the following. This is not a rigid itinerary and sure can be modified before and once we get there.

I am looking for trekking partner(s). I am not planning to get a guide or porters unless it is necessary. Let me know if you want to do something similar in the same dates.

I do not have a fixed budget for this. I am not looking to get the pricey expensive places though. Just the normal thing!

1 Lukla to Cheplung 01:15
Cheplung to Phakding 01:45
2 Phakding to Benkar 01:30
Benkar to Monjo 01:00
Monjo to Namche Bazaar 03:00
3 Rest Day 00:00
4 Rest Day 00:00
5 Namche Bazaar to Khumjung 01:00
Khumjung to Phortse Thenga 01:30
6 Phortse Thenga to Dole 01:30
7 Dole to Lhabarma 00:30
Lhabarma to Luza 00:30
Luza to Machhermo 00:30
8 Machhermo to Longponga Tsho 02:30
Longponga Tsho to Gokyo 01:00
9 Gokyo to Ngozumba Ri & Return 07:00
10 Gokyo Ri & Return 04:00
Gokyo to Tagnag 02:00
11 Tagnag to Cho La 03:00
Cho La Pass to Dzonglha 03:00
12 Dzonglha à Lobuche 03:00
13 Lobuche à Gorak Shep 02:30
Base Camp Everest + Return 06:00
14 Gorak Shep à Kala Pattar 02:00
Kala Pattar to Lobuche 03:00
15 Lobuche to Periche/Dingboche 03:00
OR Lobuche – Kongma La Pass – Chukkung 5-6:00
16 Interesting side trip : Chukung 02:30
17 Periche/Dingboche to Tengboche 04:30
Tengboche to Namche Bazaar 06:00
18 Namche Bazaar to Lukla



3 replies
  1. Hi Mathieu,

    I like your plan. It roughly fits my ideas and schedule. I will be doing the Annapurna Circuit until the end of April and afterwards I would like to take on EBC and Gokyo Ri. Hence, timing sounds good.

    I do not have planned this thoroughly yet but as you, I’d prefer to go without a guide and make this a classic Teahouse trek that doesn’t blow up my budget. Actual itineraries can be agreed on easily I guess. Gokyo is supposed to offer some of the most amazing views in the Everest region!

    Drop me a message if you’re keen to stay in contact 🙂


  2. Hi , I m jayasruthi interested to travel on same dates let me know deatiled paln about trip

  3. Hi Mathieu, I’m looking to do the same trek. I arrive in Kathmandu April 28th. Are you still looking for people to join you?