Everest base camp and Gokyo lake treks via cho la pass is one of the challenging adventure trekking in Mt Everest trekking region. The trek combines spectacular viewpoints and enthralling sights of world’s tallest mountain such as Everest base camp ( 5356m, The famous Mt Everest sunrise view point (Kalapther 5545) crossing chola ( 5367 m) and Gokyo lake, Gokyo ri ( 5467m ) This trek is for people who want to experience the Everest Base camp trek with added benefits.
The 18 days Everest base camp & gokyo lake trekking via cho la pass, starting from lukla after 40 minutes flight Kathmandu. the trek takes you Everest base camp and kalapather first, then after cross cho la pass and gokyo lakes.the highlight of trek fabulous close-up views of Mt. Everest while the gorgeous Gokyo Ri presents views of the Gokyo valley, which is one of the Himalayas’ unsung treasures, the massive Ngozumpa Glacier and scenic vistas of the Himalayan peaks.
A trek to Everest Base Camp tops the bucket list for many trekkers. And the reason is obvious. The trail meanders along the foot of snow giants and the views of Everest and other imposing peaks are simply astonishing. And adding Gokyo & Cho La pass makes it magical.
- Scenic & adventurous flight to and from Lukla
- Cross cultural privilege with the mountain people in the heart of Everest
- Magnificent views of Khumbu Glacier and Ice fall
- The sparkling turquoise-tinted Gokyo Lakes
- Standing Three viewpoints for overview Himalayas – Chukung Ri ( 5550m) Kalapatthar (5,545m) and Gokyo Ri (5,483m)
- Everest Base Camp at 5,364m
- Crossing and Waling to Ice Glacier, The Challenging Cho La Pass (5420m)
- Visit the Sacred Tengboche Buddhist Monastery
Meeting upon arrival at Kathmandu International airport by our representative, transfer to hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
We will take a picturesque flight from Kathmandu early in the morning to Lukla (2827 meters). After arriving at Lukla, we start our trek by moving to the Dudh Koshi River and take the main trek to Namche Bazaar, sited just over Chaurikharka (2713 meters). The trail is easy and it’s a short walk to Phakding after crossing the tiny village of Ghat (2550 meters).
The day will begin with a gentle walk to Monjo, another beautiful Sherpa settlement of the trek; the official entry into the Sagarmatha National Park where you will have to show your permits (SNP entry permit and TIMS card) at the office in Monjo.
The walk to Namche Bazaar involves a tough uphill climb of about 590 meters, taking approximately 2.30 - 3 hours. However, halfway up the hill, you will be able to see Everest and Lhotse for the first time.
As you approach the town of Namche Bazaar (3440 meter), the peaks of Thamserku (6648 meter) and Kwangde (6224 meter) are visible in the east and the sacred Khumbila Mountain (5707 meter) appears in front of your eyes in the west.
As gateway to the Khumbu region, Namche Bazaar, at an altitude of 3440 meter, is famous for its many bakeries and the local market (Haat Bazaar) which is held each Saturday. Built on a steep mountain bowl with excellent views of high Himalaya on either side, the town has restaurants, shops, banks and currency exchange. Remarkably, for such a remote location, there are also availability of cyber cafes and pool halls.
It is important to walk to higher altitudes while you stay two days in Namche bazaar. Today we will make a day hike to Thame village, the hometown of the great Everest Sherpa, Tenzing Norgay.
Or, you could visit the Everest view hotel, which was set up by the Japanese to bring affluent tourists into the region for the best views of Everest. The scheme was brought down by the fact the hotel was at a height of 4000 meters and many suffered from altitude sickness.
The day begins with a slight climb up about 10-minutes and descends back to the Dudh Koshi at 3550meters before ascending to Tyangboche at 3870meters. The views of Everest, Thamserku, Amadablam and the villa.
Your journey will pass through wooded forests and along the Imja Khola valley. The views will become more impressive as the high Himalayas begin to surround you. You will contour gradually to Pangboche, an interesting gompa site above the main village; this is the oldest monastery in the region and apparently dates from the introduction of Buddhism to Khumbu. You will then climb up to Dingboche at 4360meters. The views of Amadablam and Island Peak are breathtaking.
Today, we will have another day of acclimatization. You will head to another beautiful part of the Khumbu region, Nangkartshang Peak (5,083 meter) or Chhukung. This acclimatization hike offers you magnificent views of Mt. Lhotse (8516meters), Mt. Makalu (8463meters), Mt. Ama Dablam (6812meters), Island Peak (6160meters), Peak 38 (7590meters), Taboche Peak (6542meters), Cholatse Peak (6440meters) and other Himalayan peaks.
The valley now becomes barren as you walk up towards Lobuche, but your attention will be firmly on the snow-capped peaks, which soar above you. The path joins the trail below Thugla and gives beautiful views of Cholatse (6442.) across the valley. The path can become quite rocky in places and it is important to watch your step. After another steep ascent, Tawache and Nuptse are particularly spectacular from Lobuche, towering almost 2 kilometers directly overhead.
Today, the walk towards Everest is along the Khumbu Glacier. You will reach the small village of Gorakhshep, where you will be able to have lunch. After having your lunch, the trail will lead you to the Mt. Everest base camp at an altitude of 5400meters. Everest base camp gives you an unforgettable view of Khubutse, Mt. Pumori, Changtse and Khumbu ice fall instead of Mt. Everest.
The ascent to Kalapatthar or 'Black Rock' will offer the best views of Everest. At the top, you will have a 360-degree view of some of the highest peaks in the world including Mt. Pumori (7,169m), Mt. Everest (8,848m) and Lhotse (8,516m), the Tibetan peak Changtse, Nuptse (7,861m) and countless other smaller peaks. You will then descend and return to Lobuche the same way and then continue to Dzong La and to Gokyo Valley for crossing another two high passes, Cho La and Renjo La.
Today, we start with a gentle climb in the first hours towards the Cho La Pass. The trail crosses the glacier which is marked by cairns. Once we reach Cho La Pass, the trail goes downward to Thangnak.
Today, we start with a gentle climb in the first hours towards the Cho La Pass. The trail crosses the glacier which is marked by cairns. Once we reach Cho La Pass, the trail goes downward to Thangnak. We then continue our trek passing by the lakes at Gokyo which pours down to the western division of the Ngozumpa Glacier. We go diagonally through the three outstanding lakes and traverse the third lake, Dudh Pokhari, and on the East bank we can mark the community of Gokyo. Walking along the lake, you can view the splendid summits of Cho Oyu and Gyachung Kang.
We trek to Gokyo Ri, also known as Gokyo Peak, at an elevation of 5357 meters for panoramic views of snowcapped mountains such as Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, Mount Cho Oyu, Mount Nagpai Gosum, Cholatse Peak, Tawoche Peak and more as well as the views of Ngozumpa glaciers and Gokyo Lakes. We then return to Gokyo Lake for breakfast and retrace our steps down to Dole via Machhermo.
Today, our trek moves down to Namche Bazaar (3440 meters) and leads up steeply for around 1 hour to Mong La (4000 meters).
Here, you can observe beautiful views of Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Kusum Kangaru, Tawache peak and Konde-Ri. Again, the trail rises and falls continuously till Namche Bazzar.
After having breakfast, we head back over the main track down to Dudh Koshi retracing our journey to Phakding. Following the track, we reach Lukla, scaling different Sherpa villages and crossing a suspension bridge above Thado Koshi.
Catch your connecting flight back to Kathmandu with great memories of Mt. Everest and the great Himalayas.
Morning breakfast at hotel and full day free leisure and overnight stay at hotel.
You will finally leave Nepal after a significant visit around the Everest region. Our representatives will drop you off at the airport and bid you farewell.
- Accommodation will be in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu and tea houses during the trek. All accommodations are on twin-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional.
- Trekking Guide
- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner during the trekking
- Farewell dinner in Kathmandu with cultural program in typical
- Traditional Nepali restaurant.
- Transport-Airport pick-up and drop off service
- Pickup and drop at Airport
- 3-night hotel stays in Kathmandu on B/B Plan (3 star)
- Full Board Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during trekking period
- Air fare for Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
- Accommodations during the trek
- A government license holder guide
- Porter to carry your baggage
- Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment, transportation and local tax for guides and porters
- Ground Transportation Charge while returning back to Kathmandu from the trekking destination
- TIMS card (Trekker’s information Management System)
- Trekking Permits needed (Sagarmatha National Park)
- All government taxes, VAT and service charges
- Farewell dinner prior to departure
- International airfares
- Travel/trekking insurance
- Nepal entry visa fees.
- Mountain rescue charges or insurance
- Bottled drinks on trek (cold and alcoholic) and Hot Drinks
- Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu.
- Additional food or drink on trek in addition to three standard meals
- Personal expenses, Emergency Expenses, road blocked, snakes, desert.etc
- Tips, Hot Showers, Wifi, Phone Charging
- Which is not mentions in Cost Included Section.