EBC Gokyo Lakes Cho La Pass Trek

EBC Gokyo Lakes Cho La Pass Trek

Trip Cost

$ 1950

EBC Gokyo Lakes Cho La Pass Trek

Gokyo valley and Everest base camp trekking is a fantastic trek visits all of the high valleys surrounding Everest culminating with the ascent of Kala Pattar and the walk to…

Duration

18 Days

Country

Nepal

Grade

5554m

Max altitude

N / A

Transportation

Private/Domestic Vehicles

Accommodation

Lodges during the trek, 3-Star Hotel in Kathmandu

Best season

All Seasons except Harsh Winter

Group Size

2-16

Overview

EBC Gokyo Lakes Cho La Pass Trek


Gokyo valley and Everest base camp trekking is a fantastic trek visits all of the high valleys surrounding Everest culminating with the ascent of Kala Pattar and the walk to Everest Base Camp. We have extra time at Gokyo to explore the upper valley, providing the most extensive view of Everest in the whole of the Khumbu. With time to explore villages and monasteries and to sample the incredible hospitality of the Sherpa people, this trek is unbeatable.

We begin our trek with an unforgettable mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Walking through delightful Sherpa villages we make our way to the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar. Here we have allowed time for essential acclimatization. Continuing higher to Gokyo lakes we explore the upper valley beneath the huge bulk of Cho Oyu. From here and from the top of Gokyo Ri (5,480m) we have an unbelievable view of Everest and the surrounding peaks and glaciers.

After we explore Gokyo RI we will go to Phortse village and follow the trail that goes to Everest base camp & Kala Pattar. After we reach at Phortse village our trek continues through the Khumbu valley to the top of Kala Pattar (5,555m) for even more spectacular views of the surrounding mountains, we have a day to visit Everest Base Camp across the Khumbu Glacier at the foot of the immensely impressive Khumbu icefall. Our return journey will take us to Tengboche monastery, the most important centre of Buddhism in the area, before ending our trek at Lukla and another opportunity to experience the exciting mountain flight to Kathmandu. Who are not wishes to cross Cho La pass they are request just to go Gokyo valley and Everest base camp in easy way.

Detail Itenerary


  • day 1

    Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m) / Transfer to Hotel

    HAT Representative will be waiting with your name plate just outside the International Airport in Kathmandu. After your arrival, we will organize your transportation to the designated hotel in Kathmandu. Spend the afternoon browsing the beautiful streets of Thamel or visit the nearby Kathmandu Durbar Square. In the evening, we will meet for welcome dinner and tour briefing.
    Included Meals: Dinner
    Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel in Kathmandu

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 2

    Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing / Trek Preparation

    After breakfast, we will join guided tour to visit various sites in the valley - most of them listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Get off and browse the famous Pashupatinath Temple, Durbar Square, Swayambhunath and Boudhanath. Come back to hotel and prepare for the morning flight, drive and short trek the next day.
    Included Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel in Kathmandu

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 3

    Day 03: Domestic Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2880m) [45-Minutes], trek to Phakding (2640m) [4-Hours]

    From Kathmandu, we will take a 45-minute towards Lukla. Lukla flight is unique due to the stunning mountain views and landing at one of world's highest altitude airstrip.

    Lukla is a bustling town with shops, restaurants and facilities for guests. After some rest, we will start trekking towards Phakding village. It will take 3-4 hours of trekking according to the pace. Phakding is larger than Lukla and is equipped with restaurants, tea-houses, bars and restaurants for trekkers.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Accommodation: Tea-house/ Phakding

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 4

    Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3445m) [5/6-Hours]

    Wake up to a beautiful sunrise at Phakding. After breakfast, we start the trek following the trails. Encounter local people, children, yaks and fellow trekkers as you move through Sagarmatha National Park and a few registration posts held up by local police. Cross high suspension bridge and climb until you reach Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Everest. Namche is also housed with various accommodation, food and hangout facilities.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Accommodation: Tea-house/ Namche Bazaar

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 5

    Day 05: Acclimatization Day. Hike to Hotel Everest View (3962m) and back to Namche [5/6-Hours]

    We take to spend the day in Namche Bazaar to adjust physically to the high altitude, referred as acclimatization. Acclimatization helps adopt our body to the increasing altitude and reduces the risk of altitude sickness.

    Namche has Tibetan market selling clothes and cheap Chinese goods with the weekly wholesale market to browse. Even though we are acclimatizing, we will still need to stay active. So let's hike up to the famous Everest View Hotel and back.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Accommodation: Tea-house/ Namche Bazaar

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 6

    Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Phorse (3810m) [6-Hours]

    After breakfast, we start our trekking following the Gokyo trails and separating from Everest Base Camp trail. On the way, there are incredible view of Mount Ama Dablam, Tawoche and Thamserku mountains. We descend to Dudhkoshi River and finally arrive to Phorse.
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    Accommodation: Lodge in Phorse

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 7

    Day 07: Trek from Phorse to Machhermo (4470m) [6-Hours]

    After breakfast, we cross a bridge and follow the trails towards Dole. Like earlier day, there will be great views of mountains. We are mostly walking along Dudhkoshi River. At Phorse, we will visit a non-profit medical center established to help trekkers in the high altitudes, including getting vital information about Altitude Sickness and Emergency protocols.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    Accommodation: Lodge in Machhermo

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 8

    Day 08: Trek from Machharmo to Gokyo (4800m) [6/7-Hours]

    After breakfast, we continue our journey towards Gokyo. Dudh Koshi Valley widens up for a great view along with Cho-Oyu Mountains. After 6-7 hours of enjoyable trek, we finally reach Dudhpokhari (Milk Pond) for overnight stay.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Accommodation: Lodge in Gokyo

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 9

    Day 09: Climb Gokyo Ri (5350m), hike to 5th Lakes, and acclimatize [5/6-Hours]

    Today will be spent acclimatizing our body and exploring the beautiful Gokyo Region. Climbing on top of Gokyo Ri will bring us great view of the sparkling Gokyo Lakes. Later, we climb down and hike towards the two other Lakes in the region. The region provides great views of the world's tallest mountain, Mount Everest (8848m) along with Lhotse, Nuptse and Makalu peaks. The world's biggest glacier, Ngazumpa, will also be visible from there.
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    Accommodation: Lodge in Gokyo

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 10

    Day 10: Trek from Gokyo to Thagnak (4750m) [4/5-Hours]

    It's a fairly short hike today from Gokyo to Thagnak. This day also works as contingency to explore more of Gokyo if the previous day wasn't enough. Otherwise, a short 4-hour trek will bring us to Thagnak in the afternoon. As you might have guessed, our journey is now towards Everest.
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    Accommodation: Lodge in Thagnak

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 11

    Day 11: Trek from Thagnak to Dzongla (4300m) via Cho La Pass (5357m) [7/8-Hours]

    Brace yourself as it's going to be a tough part of our trip today. Be careful as you travel through the Cho La Pass to reach the other side of the mountains, and open up our trail towards Mount Everest. The views of rising Ama Dablam and nearby mountains will be amazing as we arrive to the other side of the pass.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    Accommodation: Lodge in Dzongla

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 12

    Day 12: Trek from Dzongla to Lobuche (4940m) [2/3-Hours]

    After the previous day's challenging trek, today will again be a short 3-hour hike towards Lobuche, a famous village in the Everest Region. Take rest and prepare for another long journey the next day.
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    Accommodation: Lodge in Lobuche

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 13

    Day 13: Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5364m) via Gorakshep (5150m) and trek back to Goraksep [8-Hours]

    Our journey from Lobuche leads us to yet another Sherpa settlement, Gorakshep after 6-7 hours trek. This is a popular stop for trekkers. Nuptse, Cholatse, Lobuche, and Pumori overlook the Lobuche village as we visit the Everest Base Camp including Majestic Mount Everest.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Accommodation: Tea-house/ Gorakhshep

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 14

    Day 14: Hike to Kalapatthar (5545m) for Everest View and trek to Pheriche (4240m) [8-Hours]

    Our next 7-8 hours trek leads us to Pheriche from Gorakshep with Kala Patthar along the way. Kala Patthar offers an amazing panoramic view of the summit of soaring high mountains. We will climb the hill and enjoy an elevated view of the Himalaya.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Accommodation: Tea-house/ Gorakhshep

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 15

    Day 15: Trek from Pheriche to Tengboche (3860m) [5-Hours]

    Marking the start of our return journey, we climb down from Pheriche to Tengboche. Trekking for about 5-6 hours, all the beautiful view and close inspection of Sherpa culture make it worth the rocky trails among the Himalayas.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Accommodation: Tea-house/ Tengboche

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 16

    Day 16: Trek from Tengboche to Namche Bazaar [5/6-Hours]

    We are on our way back from Tengboche to Namche Bazaar with 6-7 hours trek. Spending our last night at Namche, talking to locals and kids is an amazing way to get little closer to the mountainous lifestyle.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Accommodation: Tea-house/ Namche Bazaar

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 17

    Day 17: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla [6-Hours]

    Bidding our goodbye to glimpses of the highest summit of the world, we return back to Lukla from Namche Bazaar by trekking for about 6-7 hours. Every moment of the last couple of days spent will be a lifetime memory.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Accommodation: Tea-house/ Lukla

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 18

    Day 18: Domestic Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu [35-Minutes]

    Taking a 35-minutes flight back to Kathmandu, today is our final day here. This day is ideal for visiting Swayambhunath Stupa and exploring local streets Thamel. Taking a walk through Thamel, a busy tourist spot, buying souvenirs from here is the pretty good option.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

    Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel / Kathmandu

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 19

    Day 19: Transfer to Airport / Final Departure

    It is our parting time. Hoping you are intrigued by this adventurous trek to Mt Everest, we will be ready to accompany you on any of your future journey to Nepal.

    Included Meal: Breakfast

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Departure


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09/12/2019

09/30/2019

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USD 1950

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Cost Info


Cost Includes

    • Private Arrival & Departure transfers on both domestic and international flights.
    • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu( Hotel Arts in Kathmandu or similar) on a twin share bed/Single and breakfast as per the itinerary.
    • Full board meals while trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).
    • Accommodation in teahouse ( Best Mountain Lodge ) or lodge while trekking.
    • Welcome / fare- well dinner as listed in the itinerary with Local Cultural Dance
    • The sightseeing city tour with world heritage entrance fees as listed in itinerary.
    • All Domestic flights and airport tax as listed in the itinerary.
    • Private transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek as applicable.
    • Sleeping bag, duffel bag etc for the use during the trip, Plastic garbage bags.
    • Professional local experienced Trek Leader / Guide trained in Wilderness First Aid.
    • Comprehensive First Aid Kit. Respective region (Everest) trekking map, TIMS Card.
    • Necessary Porters to carry all personal gear and group equipment.
    • Proper Insurance of all staff including porters.
    • Warm clothing & trekking gear for staff including porters: Gortex jacket & trousers, fleece jacket and pant, trekking shoes / boots, woolen hat, gloves, shocks, sunglasses etc.
    • The Trekking t-shirt Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers

Cost Excludes

    • Meals on the cities except Welcome Dinner
    • Nepal entry visa fee which you will get it in to Kathmandu airport on upon arrival
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • Expenses of a personal nature such as alcoholic/cold drinks, laundry, mineral water, hot shower, battery charge, Telephone, etc.
    • Tips for trekking/ tour guide & porters (expected)
    • International airfare and airport taxes, excess baggage charges
    • Valid Travel Insurance with Medical evacuation in case of emergency Expenses incurred due to accidents, landslide, strikes, political unrest

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FAQ

This trek is suitable for average people who are moderately fit, thus no previous experience is required. Some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming, hiking is recommended before you embark on your journey. Whilst on the trek, it is common to experience some discomfort before being fully acclimatized.
To prepare for a strenuous trek like this you should begin training at least two to three months before your departure. As a guideline, an hour of aerobic exercise three to four times per week would be considered a minimum requirement. The best preparation is bushwalking involving relatively steep ascents and descents. If you can manage a couple of valley floor to ridgeline ascents per comfortable and able to enjoy the trek to the fullest.
Yes, our airport representative will be there to greet you at the airport. S/he will be displaying an Ace the Himalaya signboard outside the airport terminal. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in our tourist vehicle.