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Gokyo Cho La Pass Everest Base Camp - 16 Days

Gokyo Cho La Pass Everest Base Camp
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Gokyo, Cho La & Everest Base Camp a stunning crossing of the non-technical Cho La Pass provides an unsurpassed circuit trek of the Everest region. We make climbs of the popular Gokyo Lake to Gokyo Ri and Kala Pattar along the way, which provide magnificent photo opportunities of the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest, and views as far as Kanchenjunga in the east and the Tibetan 8000m peak Cho Oyu to the north. We will also view Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Cholatse, the beautiful pyramid of Ama Dablam, as well as countless other Himalayan peaks. There is also time to visit the famous Base Camp, and during the months of March, April & May, will view the many expedition camps. Each night you will be accommodated in the available lodges. Another dimension to this adventure is the famous Sherpa culture providing a truly unforgettable experience.

Trip Highlights:

  • Combine our Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes treks with a stunning crossing of the Cho La pass
  • Soak up the atmosphere at Everest Base Camp
  • Climb Kala Pattar & Gokyo Ri for unrivaled Himalaya views from Mount Everest to Tibet’s Cho Oyu
  • Challenge yourself on the most comprehensive trek in the Everest region
  • Trek with the experts, enjoying ample acclimatization time on a fully supported expedition
  • Discover Sherpa Culture at its ‘capital’ in Namche Bazaar
  • Experience a breathtaking Himalayan mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
  • Immerse yourself in Kathmandu with visits to the Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath and the giant Buddhist stupa at Boudhanath
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Day 1
From Kathmandu fly Lukla then walk to Phakding (2610m) O/N.

Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2800m) and trek to Phakding (2610m). About 3/4 hours.

Day 2
Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m) O/N.

Starting walking after the breakfast, passing Monju. Jorsale crossing river, climbing and 5/6 hours reach to Namche.Namche Bazar is in 3440m height and a big place viewing of Mt Everest. Lhotse – Nuptse.

Day 3
Namche Bazar to rest day.

In this day, will be good to take rest for acclimatization. May walk couple of hours to Khumjung village.

Day 4
Trek from Namche to Dole (4200m) O/N.

Our walk follows on the gradual trail with few short up and downs overlooking magnificent view of the great giant snow peaks from Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kwangde peak after a pleasant walk of 2 hours to a small place at Shanasa, from here and trek ascents the left side to Mongla hill and continue down to Phortse Thanga. We serve our lunch at here. Enjoy the walking and further few hours walk ascending will reach at Dole for overnight. Appreciatively 4/5 hours.

Day 5
Trek from Dole to Machhermo (4470m) O/N.

Firstly, we climb to the scenic ridge above the Dole and the trail climbs via Lhabarma at 4220m to Luza at 4360m. The trail continues to climb along the side of the valley high above the river, crossing sandy spurs to reach Machhermo at 4410m. It was in Machhermo in 1974 that one of the first Yeti sightings was reported in Khumbu. There are good mountain views from Machhermo. 5/6 Hours.

Day 6
Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo (4790m) O/N.

We climb up to the ridge and can be seen excellent view both down the valley to Khangtega and northern part to the Cho-Oyu (8153m). Beyond the ridge the valley widens as the trail passes through Pangram at 4390m. We descend to the river bank before beginning the climb up to the terminal moraine of the Ngazumpa glacier. It is a steep climb on the moraine. Afterwards the trail levels out as it follows the valley past a second lake, known as Longponga at 4690m, where you'll have chance to find the Lama Foot prints on a stone. Enjoy the lake view and after an hour walk will reaches at Gokyo valley at 4750m, on the edge of third lake. After lunch explore around the Lakeside. 4/5 hours.

Day 7
Rest day at Gokyo

This may have full day rest at Gokyo or have chance to explore up to the fifth lake passing another forth lake and enjoy the view. This is great place and an opportunity to view full part of Mt. Everest and Cho-yu with a lake view in Himalayas from fifth lake. Northern part you can see the Cho-yu base camp and biggest glacier of the world named Ngazumpa.

Day 8
Morning hike to Gokyo Ri (5360m) and trek to Thaknak (4750m) O/N.

Hike up the to Gokyo Ri for the breathtaking view of splash a sunrise top of the mountain including Mt. Everest view and many more Himalayan scenery. This will be unforgettable life time memories and enjoy around the top. We trek down to Thangnak for the overnight passing through the second lake and walk on the glacier and will reaches at Thangnak. 6/7 hours.

Day 9
Trek from Thaknak to Cho-la Pass (5420m) and to Dzongla (4830m) O/N.

We walk in the high passes and one of the tuff days to cross the Cho-la at 5367 m height. The pass is not difficult but it is steep and involves a glacier traverse on the eastern side. After crossing the Cho-la pass and reaches at Dzongla. 7/8 hours.

Day 10
Trek from Dzongla to Gorakshep (5140m) O/N.

We continue trek along the moraine of the glacier, with views of Kala pathar and Pumori. You'll have good chances for the best view of Mt. Nuptse a front of you walking along the Gorakshep. The trail up to the Gorakshep is rocky and windy but it offers the good view of Pumori and there are beautiful views of the Everest Base camp and glacier with scenic Mountain View. 5/6 hours.

Day 11
Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364m) and back to Gorakshep O/N.

We continues our trek towards the Everest Base Camp and to the Khumbu Ice-fall, the path from here can be misleading, follow the lead Sherpa, every year the trail changes due to the movements of the glacier, the walk is quite strenuous due to the high altitude and thin air, the walk passes through over rocky dunes and moraine and streams, till you reach the base camp. It takes 2/3 hours to get to base camp and after a grand time here retrace the journey back to Gorakshep. 5/6 Hours.

Day 12
Morning climb to Kalapathar (5550m) and back to Dingboche (4410m) O/N.

We can arrived on the top of the Kala Pathar after 2 hours of steepy walk. Top of Kala Pathar is a small rocky peak on the southwest ridge of Mt. Pumori, the view from here is beyond imagination as the Everest looks amazing, the panoramic view from this spot is something to cherish and you can also see the Everest Base camp down below on the moraine of Khumbu glacier and lot of picturesque scenery. Re-track to Gorakshep and after breakfast trek down to Dhugla then go straight up the hill from the bridge to reach an upper trail. Staying high above the valley floor, we pass the yak pasture at Dusa to a chorten at the head of the Imja valley. Dingboche is the only place in Khumbu where barley is grown. 7/8 hours.

Day 13
Trek from Dingboche to Tengboche (3860m) O/N.

The walk will be easy heading downhill to a lower elevation from Dingboche the walk is pleasant all the way to Tengboche. After the bridge our route descends following the stream towards Pangboche village, and further down to Tengboche is one of the most beautiful place in the Himalaya the first thing that comes to your eye is the big Monastery or Gompa, then the large field beneath the towering majestic beautiful peak Ama Dablam, Everest, Mt. Lhotse and Lhotse Shar towards north east and more peaks all around you. (4/5 hours).

Day 14
Trek from Tengboche to Namche (3440m) O/N.

Trek down to Phungithanka a small settlement. The trail leads downhill through the forested path of silver fir, blue pines, rhododendrons and some few magnolias and birch trees and with a great memories and after crossing the suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi river trek onwards to the Shanasa and re-track to Namche bazar for the overnight stay. 4/5 hours.

Day 15
Trek from Namche to Lukla (2840m) O/N.

After a long walk today we'll have long and last day trek back to Lukla, Firstly we descend the long way before cross the bridge and further walk to Monju and ten Phakding. We trek back with enjoying the lush green scenery around and passing through the incredible mountain scenery and local Sherpa village. Then arrival in Lukla. 6/7hours.

Day 16
Fly back to Kathmandu (1350m)

Fly to Kathmandu transfer to Hotel.

Includes

  • Airport pickup and drop off by private vehicle.
  • Kathmandu hotel with breakfast and after trek.
  • All meals during the trek (lunch, dinner, breakfast and tea or coffee).
  • Accommodation in comfortable lodges.
  • One English speaking government trained license holder and well informed trekking guide.
  • One porter for two people to carry luggage.
  • All expenses for guide and porters – meals, accommodation, salary, equipment, insurance, transportation (bus/flights) etc.
  • First Aid kit bag.
  • Government and local area taxes where applicable.
  • TIMS card fees (Trekking Information Management System).
  • Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu flight ticket including airport taxes.
  • Sagarmatha National Park entrance fees.

Excludes

  • Travel insurance.
  • Soft and alcoholic drinks (mineral water, hot water, coke, fanta, beer, spirits, etc).
  • Snacks (Chocolate, biscuits etc).
  • Hot water, hot shower, heater charge, battery charge, phone calls and laundry service.
  • Emergency evacuation and medical equipment.
  • Hire equipment and other personal items (sleeping bag, down jacket, hiking boots camera, toilet rolls etc).
  • Donation, tips and personal expenses.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.

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Trip Facts

  • Flight
  • 2 - 15
  • 5416m
  • Everest Region
  • Trekking