Everest & Gokyo Lakes Circuit

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Small group
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  • Enjoy a circular trek via the quieter Gokyo Valley
  • Stay beside the azure blue glacial lake at Gokyo
  • Cross the Ngozumpo Glacier and conquer the Cho La Pass
  • Ascend Kala Pattar and Gokyo Ri for views of Everest and other Himalayan giants
  • Trek to Everest Base Camp and stand at the foot of the highest mountain on Earth


  • 3 nights standard hotels and 15 nights teahouses
  • 15 days point-to-point walking with full porterage
  • Group normally 4 to 16, plus tour leader and local staff. Min. age  18 yrs
  • Altitude maximum 5545m, average 4100m
  • Travel by private minibus and 2 domestic flights
  • Staff carry oxygen and a first aid kit on trek
  • 13 April 2023 led by Valerie Parkinson, Wanderlust World Guide Awards Winner 2021
  • Countries visited: Nepal



Day 1 Start Kathmandu.

Day 2 Fly to Lukla (2800m); trek to Phakding

Day 3 Follow the Dudh Kosi and ascend to Namche Bazaar.

Day 4 Explore in and around Namche Bazaar; acclimatisation walk in the Thame Valley.
Day 5 Acclimatisation walk to Kunde and Khumjung; descend to Kyanjuma.
Day 6 Cross the Mong La into the Gokyo Valley and trek to Dole.
Day 7 Continue to Machhermo.
Day 8 Trek to Gokyo Lake, a small settlement of lodges on the shores of a blue lake. Afternoon, optional walk up the hill behind camp for incredible views of the Ngozumpo Glacier.
Day 9 Climb Gokyo Ri (5360m); afternoon trek to Dragnag.
Day 10 Cross the Cho La (5420m) and enter the main Khumbu Valley; trek to Dzongla.
Day 11 Continue the ascent to Lobuje.
Day 12 A long day to visit Everest Base Camp. Overnight at Gorak Shep.
Day 13 Climb Kala Pattar (5545m) for classic views of Everest; descend to Pheriche.
Day 14 Trek to Thyangboche and visit the famous monastery.
Day 15 Trek back to Monzo via Kyanjuma and Namche.
Day 16 Return to Lukla.
Day 17 Fly to Kathmandu
Day 18 Free day in Kathmandu.
Day 19 End Kathmandu.


  • All breakfasts
  • Morning bed-tea on trek
  • Welcome drink at each overnight lodge
  • 3 nights hotels and 15 nights teahouses
  • All listed transport and activities
  • Tour leader throughout, plus local staff (staff to client ratio of 1:4 on trek)
  • Free arrival and departure transfers for everyone
  • Full porterage throughout trek
  • Exodus kitbag
  • Trekking map (provided locally)
  • Trekking permit and national park fees


  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request, Kathmandu only)
  • Visas and vaccinations
  • Sleeping bag (hire in advance from £76)
  • Down jacket (hire in advance from £54)
  • *Hire package incl. sleeping bag & down jacket from £90


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