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Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lake - 16 days

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Duration
16 days
Max. Elevation
5545m
Group size
2-14
Level
MODERATE
Transportation
All ground transportation and domestic flights as per itinerary.
Best Season
Sep, Oct, Nov, March, April, May
Accomodation
3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu and Tea house / Lodge during the trek.
Meals
Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek.
Starts at
Lukla
Ends at
Lukla
Trip Route
Kathmandu- Lukla- Namche bazar- Chola Pass- Gokyo ri- Everest base camp -Kalapathar - Labuche - Tengboche Namche- Lukla- Kathmandu

Highlights

    • Experience the best high-altitude trekking in the world.
    • Fly to worlds’ one of the most adventurous airports in the world- Lukla airport.
    • Explore the vibrant Sherpa villages of Lukla, Phakding, Namche Bazar, and more.
    • Enjoy the wonderful side trip to the Everest viewpoint of Syangboche.
    • Explore the wonderful valley of Gokyo- the valley of glacial lakes.
    • Collect the best views of mountains including Everest from Gokyo Ri.
    • Expect the occasional encounters of wildlife including snow leopard, musk deer, red panda, and more.
Everest Chola pass trek begins from Lukla and extends to beautiful Gokyo valley, the land of magnificent lakes and leads to popular Chola Pass. The trek is a perfect adventure in Khumbu region as trekkers get to explore several landmarks with breathtaking sights of Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu, Amadablam, Nuptse, Pumori and so on. Everest Base Camp via Gokyo lakes and Chola Pass is a lifetime journey along the culturally rich Sherpa villages, famous Tengboche monastery and naturally rich Sagarmatha National Park. The interesting sight of famous Khumbu icefall along the trails of Mount Everest is another major highlight of the trek. This trek is a great adventure for trekkers who love challenges in exploring remote trails in the Himalayas. The trek demands patient walk and ideal acclimatization to ensure successful trip to Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lake and Chola Pass. The trekkers need to be in good physical condition and shouldn’t have any significant health problems during the trek. However, the experienced trekking guides help the trekkers to take the right precautions at the right place and at the right time. Overall, the trek is a perfect combo of adventure, natural and cultural beauty and sense of accomplishment for any trekkers.

Important Note

Trip Itinerary

You arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport. Glacier Nepal treks representative welcomes you at the airport and takes you to the hotel by privet vehicle. After a short rest, You will meet the guide at our office. you may have some questions about trekking he will give you an answer to the question. Overnight at the hotel.

It’s about 35 min flight from Kathmandu. You will meet our staff at Lukla airport. you have breakfast at Lukla. Now we are ready to start our trek. It is downhill until Thado Koshi you will see the beautiful view of mt. Kusum kangaru. now we walk next to Dudh Kosi river up to Phakding. Overnight at Phakding.

After breakfast, we start trekking before reaching the banker you can see the beautiful view of mt Thamserku. Today we enter Sagarmatha ( Everest Nepali name) national park. After crossing the several times suspension bridge we climb up we will see the first view of Mt. Everest. If you get lucky you may see a red panda before reaching Namche Bazaar. Overnight at Namche Bazaar

Namche Bazaar is a gateway to Everest and the biggest village in this region. We hike to the Everest view hotel to acclimatize and to see the spectacular view of mt Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam Nuptse, and many other peaks. after heading back to Namche you can also visit the Sagarmatha national park head office, sherpa museum, and market, and some cafés show movies about Everest and sherpas. overnight at Namche Bazaar.

Today we walk to almost flat for about two hours, during the flat walk we will see the magnificent view of Mt Everest, Amadablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, and many more mountains after that we ascent to Mongla from Mongla we will see the beautiful view of Thamserku and Kantega than the descent to Phortse tanga trail through the rhododendron forest climb up beside the Dudh Kosi until Dole. stay overnight at Dole.

After breakfast we climb up during the climb we will see the 6th highest mountain Cho-ou (8201m). we walk narrow sandy way beside the Dudh Kosi river passing the Luza village. keep walking at your pace do not walk fast or slow. Then final ascent to Machhermo. Today we are quite high so we can visit health post at Machhermo for an altitude sickness lecture. Stay overnight at Machhermo

Today we trek to Gokyo, after the first ascent we walk the narrow trail and reach a rocky climb up and we pass the Dudh Kosi river just before the Ngazumpa glacier. Then we pass through Longpongo, Raboche Tsho, and Gokyo (Dudh Pokhari) before we reach the Gokyo. You can freely walk to the lake it's next to your teahouse. stay overnight at Gokyo.

We hike early morning to Gokyo RI (viewpoint). It is a few hour's climb up from the top we will see magnificent views of Mt. Everest, Lhoste, Cho-ou, Ngozumpa Kang, Gyachung Khang, Pumori, Nuptse, Makalu, Cholatse, Tabuche Kangtega, Thamserku, Kusum Kanguru and Gokyo lake and Ngozumpa glacier largest glacier of Nepal. After getting back to Gokyo we walk past the Ngazump glacier, we walk a few hours over the glacier then reach Thagnak staying overnight at Thagnak.

Today we start early in the morning. We ascent the First few hours then the final part is rocky and steep up at the pass we will have another excellent view of Mt Everest, Amadablam, and many more another high mountains. After the short break, we walk down the glacier and rocky trails. Then gradual descent enjoying the beautiful view of Chola lake and Periche valley then we arrive to Dzongla. Stay overnight at Dzongla .

Today is a short easy day compared to the last few days, we trek over the Chola lake and walk beside the Khumbu glacier highest glacier in the world, enjoying the beautiful view of Pumori, Nuptse, Amadablam. now we are approaching Lobuche. stay overnight at Lobuche. 

Today is one most important days of the Everest base camp trek. Heading to Gorakshep and Everest base camp beside the Khumbu glacier all day long above 5000 must be quite difficult for most trekkers. From the Everest base camp, you can see the only top of mt. Everest, Khumbu icefall, and other mountains. After spending some time at base camp we return to Gorakshep. Overnight at Gorakshep.

Today we wake up very early in the morning to hike Kala Patthar, it takes a couple of hours to reach the top. Now you will see the sunrise and spectacular view of Mt.Everest, Nuptse, Pumori, Amadablam, Thamserku, Tabuche, and Khumbu glacier, after some time we walk back to Gorakshep. after having breakfast long day trek down to Pangboche. Overnight at Pangboche.

After having breakfast we walk down to a river, after crossing a suspension bridge we walk through the alpine forest to Deboche then climb up to Tengboche. We visit the Tengboche monastery.  also known as Dawa Choling Gompa is the largest gompa in the Everest region. now the trail is zigzag descent to Phungitanga. Ascent to khanjima and get back to Namche Bazaar. Overnight at Namche Bazaar.

Today is the last day of trekking, it steeps downhill until the Dudh Kosi river. A passing couple of suspension bridges we exit Sagarmatha national park. Keep walking down to Thade Kosi, this is the lowest point of the Everest base camp trek. then the ascent to Lukla. Overnight at Lukla.

After having breakfast, fly back to Kathmandu. Take you to the hotel. After taking shower, you can visit Thamel for shopping. In the evening we have a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural dance. Overnight at the hotel.

This is your final day in Nepal. Glacier Nepal treks representative will drop you at Tribhuwan international airport by privet vehicle. Home sweet home.

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Includes

    • All airport and hotel transfers with private transportation.
    • Two-way flight ticket Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu.
    • Two-night accommodation at Kathmandu with breakfast.
    • Tea House/ Lodge accommodation including meals Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during trek.
    • Government License holder trekking guide.
    • Coverage of guides and porters' meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation and
    • Other necessary equipment.
    • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card fee and Sagarmatha national park fee and local entry fee.
    • Medical kit.
    • All Government and Local Taxes.
    • Minus 20 sleeping bags and duffle bags need to return after trekking.
    • Farewell Dinner after trekking.

Doesn't Include

    • International Flight.
    • Excess baggage charges.
    • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
    • Extra night hotel in Kathmandu.
    • Trekking (because of any reason) prior to the plan scheduled itinerary.
    • Personal nature of expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, and battery recharge.
    • Shopping and hot shower during the trek.
    • Laundry, extra porters, beverages, etc.
    • Personal clothing and gear.
    • Travel insurance.
    • Tips for guide and porters.
    • Additional costs or delays caused by management are out of control like landscape, bad weather conditions, case of itinerary modification with a view to safety concerns, and illness.
    • Change of government policy, political instability raises strikes, moments, etc.
    • Bar beverage bills.

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Everest Base Camp, Kala Patthar, Cho La Pass & Goyko Ri

I had a wonderful experience in thanks to the wonderful guide, Chandra. He is experienced and has the 15 days trekking itinerary well planned. Besides, he is always friendly and patient throughout the whole journey. Bravo

Ying Rui
Singapore
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