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Gokyo Valley via Cho La & Everest Base Camp trek (14 days)
Everest Region, Nepal

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Highlights: Gokyo, Gokyo Ri, Cho La Pass, Everest Base Camp, and Kala Patthar

Difficulty: strenuous
Gokyo Valley
Starting at $746 usd
For 1 person -Guide & Permits
Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees
$31.02 /day per person for guide
+ $30 per person for guide's insurance
+ $170 per person for guide's transport
+ $45.50 per person for vat tax
+ $65 per person for permits

Teahouse lodging, food, & transportation paid separately.

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Included Services
  • Permits Sagarmatha National Park Entry and Local Everest Region Tax
  • Guide Guide's wages, food, lodging, and insurance
  • Guide's Transport
  • VAT Tax 13% Nepal Government Tax
Optional Services (Porter...)
  • Porter Each porter may carry no more than 20 kg (44 lb). One porter is usually enough for 2 people's gear. Government required insurance covers the porter in case of an accident while on the trip.
    $20 per day per porter

    + $30 per porter for porter's insurance
    + $2.21 per day per porter for vat tax (porter)

  • Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla Booking the flight with the trek insures that the guide will be able to be on the same flight in addition transport to/from the Kathmandu airport from your hotel is included.
    $230 per person

    + $15 per person for service/transport fee

  • Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu Booking the flight with the trek insures that the guide will be able to be on the same flight in addition transport to/from the Kathmandu airport from your hotel is included.
    $230 per person

    + $15 per person for service/transport fee

This trip has optional side trips. Would you like to see the options?

The Gokyo Valley is the most spectacular of the Khumbu valleys. With its series of lakes and jaw dropping views of Everest, Gokyo should be a must visit on any trekkers visit to the Khumbu region. As a standalone trek or linking it to the Everest Bascamp trek via the Cho la is trek is sure to impress. If you can spare some extra time take a day hike from Gokyo to the Fifth Lake and climb Ngozumpa Tse. On a clear day, it boasts for one of the best trekking views in the Khumbu.

Side trip via Cho La & Everest Base Camp: Take the scenic route to Everest Base Camp over the 5420 m (17,782 ft ) Cho La. The route over this glacial clad pass is tough but rewarding. Descending with spectacular views a Ama Dablam the route joins with the traditional trail following the Khumbu Glacier to Everest Base Camp. In addition to Everest Basecamp, you will climb to the dizzying height of 5643 m (18,513 ft) and view one of the most magnificent panoramas in the Himalayas atop Kala Patthar.

Weather Conditions in June

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The middle of June typically marks the beginning of the monsoon. Clear mornings are still possible but get increasingly less likely towards the end of the month. Be prepared for rain and hot humid weather in the low elevation valleys. The added moister means the hills are beginning to change to their vibrant monsoon green. The weather is generally a little drier than in the low valleys at high altitude, but cloud cover can be frustrating when trekking to viewpoints. As always in the spring, early morning is your best chance for clear skies.

At a glance
On average there are 17 days with precipitation in June. The highest point on the trek is Kala Patthar at 5643 m. During June, expect high temperatures of around 3.5°C (38°F) and lows down to -6.5°C (20°F) at Kala Patthar.

Gokyo Valley via Cho La & Everest Base Camp Trek
(Elevation Profile)

Available Side Trips

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Extra rest days and overnights can be added once the itinerary is created. However any side trips must be added in this step before the itinerary is created.

Sun Jun 16 (day 1)

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 29.4°C (85°F) and lows of about 19.4°C (67°F) in June.

Kathmandu

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Highlights: Junbesi
Difficulty: challenging
With roads being extended further into the region there are now a few options for those who want to trek in rather than fly. Starting from Dhap allows you to take in the famed views of Pikey Peak on the trek in before joining the main trail at Junbesi. For the traditionalist, with bus service now extending to Bhandar the classic Jiri start can now be reduced by a day. Starting from Bhandar allows you to follow the route of early climbing expeditions into the Khumbu. While not that high by Himalayan standards, the trekking routes into the Khumbu are surprisingly strenuous. Since the path cuts across the valleys that descend from the high Himalayas, there is a lot of up and down climbing as you climb out of one valley and descend down to a river only to climb out the other side. This area sees far fewer trekkers than the trails above Lukla, but still has a pretty good lodge infrastructure.

Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $230.00
Travel time: 30 minutes
Flights may depart from Ramechhap Airport (4 hour drive from Kathmandu) or Kathmandu depending on the season and availability

Lukla (2860 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.2°C (68°F) and lows of about 10.2°C (50°F) in June.

Lukla

Phakding (2860 m)

About 3 hours from Lukla
Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.2°C (68°F) and lows of about 10.2°C (50°F) in June.

Phakding
Mon Jun 17 (day 2)

Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

About 5-6 hours from Phakding
Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.8°C (62°F) and lows of about 6.8°C (44°F) in June.

Namche Bazaar
Tue Jun 18 (day 3)

Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

Wed Jun 19 (day 4)

Phortse Thanga (3650 m)

About 2-3 hours
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.5°C (60°F) and lows of about 5.5°C (42°F) in June.

Thu Jun 20 (day 5)

Dole (4090 m)

About 1-2 hours from Phortse Thanga
Expect typical high termperatures of about 12.9°C (55°F) and lows of about 2.9°C (37°F) in June.

Dole
Fri Jun 21 (day 6)

Machhermo (4400 m)

About 2-3 hours from Dole
Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.0°C (52°F) and lows of about 1.0°C (34°F) in June.

Machhermo
Sat Jun 22 (day 7)

Gokyo First Lake (4700 m)

About 2 hours from Machhermo
Expect typical high termperatures of about 9.2°C (49°F) and lows of about -0.8°C (31°F) in June.

Gokyo (4750 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 8.9°C (48°F) and lows of about -1.1°C (30°F) in June.

Gokyo
Sun Jun 23 (day 8)

Gokyo Ri (5360 m)

About 1-2 ascent from Gokyo
Expect typical high termperatures of about 5.2°C (41°F) and lows of about -4.8°C (23°F) in June.

Gokyo Ri

Dragnag (4800 m)

About 2 hours from Gokyo
Expect typical high termperatures of about 8.6°C (47°F) and lows of about -1.4°C (29°F) in June.

Dragnag
Mon Jun 24 (day 9)

Cho La Pass (5420 m)

About 2-3 hours from Dragnag
Expect typical high termperatures of about 4.9°C (41°F) and lows of about -5.1°C (23°F) in June.

Cho La Pass

Dzongla (4800 m)

About 2-3 hours from Cho La
Expect typical high termperatures of about 8.6°C (47°F) and lows of about -1.4°C (29°F) in June.

Dzongla

Lobuche (4940 m)

About 3-4 hours from Dzongla
Expect typical high termperatures of about 7.8°C (46°F) and lows of about -2.2°C (28°F) in June.

Tue Jun 25 (day 10)

Gorak Shep (5164 m)

About 2-3 hours from Lobuche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.4°C (44°F) and lows of about -3.6°C (26°F) in June.

Gorak Shep

Everest Base Camp (5380 m)

About 3 hours from Gorak Shep
Expect typical high termperatures of about 5.1°C (41°F) and lows of about -4.9°C (23°F) in June.

Everest Base Camp

Gorak Shep (5164 m)

About 3 hours from Everest Base Camp
Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.4°C (44°F) and lows of about -3.6°C (26°F) in June.

Gorak Shep
Wed Jun 26 (day 11)

Kala Patthar (5643 m)

About 1-2 hours climb from Gorak Shep
Expect typical high termperatures of about 3.5°C (38°F) and lows of about -6.5°C (20°F) in June.

Kala Patthar

Lobuche (4940 m)

About 2 hours from Gorak Shep
Expect typical high termperatures of about 7.8°C (46°F) and lows of about -2.2°C (28°F) in June.

Phortse (3840 m)

About 5-6 hours from Lobuche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.4°C (58°F) and lows of about 4.4°C (40°F) in June.

Phortse
Thu Jun 27 (day 12)

Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

About 3-5 hours from Phortse
Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.8°C (62°F) and lows of about 6.8°C (44°F) in June.

Namche Bazaar
Fri Jun 28 (day 13)

Lukla (2860 m)

About 5-7 hours from Namche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.2°C (68°F) and lows of about 10.2°C (50°F) in June.

Lukla
Sat Jun 29 (day 14)
Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $230.00
Travel time: 30 minutes

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 29.4°C (85°F) and lows of about 19.4°C (67°F) in June.

Kathmandu
you can add extra rest days after the itinerary is created

by Catherine (United Kingdom) on Jan 12, 2020

Gokyo Valley led by Ang Tsering Sherpa

by David (United Kingdom) on Apr 14, 2019

Gokyo Valley Fifth Lake & Ngozumpa Tse led by Pema Futi Sherpa

There was an unusual amount of snow for the time of year, and it was very cold in Gokyo. However this did not bother us or interfere with our plans.

by Derek (United Kingdom) on Nov 20, 2018

Gokyo Valley via Cho La & Everest Base Camp led by Pasang Dawa Sherpa

great views of Everest from Goyko Ri glad we saw it there because I was not well enough to climb Kala Patthar

by Robert (Canada) on Nov 25, 2019

Everest Base Camp via Cho La, via Renjo La, and Fifth Lake & Ngozumpa Tse led by Pemba Chiri Sherpa

by David (United Kingdom) on Apr 14, 2019

Gokyo Valley Fifth Lake & Ngozumpa Tse led by Pema Futi Sherpa

Not many people seemed to have done this. It was a long twelve hour day with lots of soft snow / breaking through the crust on the way back in the afternoon which was slow and tiring. The views from the top were fantastic

by Robert (Canada) on Nov 25, 2019

Everest Base Camp via Cho La, via Renjo La, and Fifth Lake & Ngozumpa Tse led by Pemba Chiri Sherpa

by Rhett (Canada) on May 16, 2018

Everest Base Camp via Cho La and via Renjo La led by Pasang Dawa Sherpa

by Derek (United Kingdom) on Nov 20, 2018

Gokyo Valley via Cho La & Everest Base Camp led by Pasang Dawa Sherpa

Goyko and Cho La were the highlights of the trip more spectacular than EBC, but bring light crampons! its very icy just over the pass!

by Andrew (United Kingdom) on Nov 5, 2018

Three Passes & Everest Base Camp Overland Start led by Nigma Tamang