Gokyo Cho-La Pass Everest Base Camp Trekking

  • 18 Days
  • 5555 meters
  • 2 - 12 person
  • Sherpa
  • 4-7 hours
  • Tea house/Lodge
  • March to June & Sep to Dec

Price: $1395.00

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Gokyo Cho-La Pass Everest Base Camp Trekking is an outstanding and also one of the grandest view-points and a magnificent trail for Trekking in Nepal. Gokyo Cho-La Pass Everest Trekking is a challenging trek that takes the challenge lovers to the source of the splendid Dudh Kosi River, wonderful Gokyo Valley, legendary Ngozumpa Glacier, the well known Cho- La Pass, along with the amazing view points of Gokyo RI and Kala Patthar in an around the Everest Base Camp. This particular trail holds significance due to numerous historical reasons particularly because of Everest region, monasteries, prayer flags, ever friendly Sherpas of Namche Bazaar, Sagarmatha National Park and many more. The hidden valley of Gokyo with turquoise blue lakes spreads an aura around the entire Everest Base Camp area.

The Everest Cho-La Pass Trekking starts upon landing splendidly on the Lukla Airport. Once stepped on this exciting vicinity the actual trail begins through the Sagarmatha National Park, the complete area is immersed in colorful landscapes. This entire area is blessed with natural wonders and excites all along the path. As, this area holds spectacular shimmering lakes providing peace and tranquility to the mind in eternal spirituality. Once we observe this wonders we take a steep ascent to Namche Bazaar the hustling capital of Sherpa village, a historical hub molded in traditional and unchanged lifestyles and behaviors throughout the centuries, along with splendid mountain vistas to be greeted with charm and delight. At this very place we spend moments of sightseeing around the Sherpa villages trying to get an insight into their culture and religious tolerance the whole day along with a quick rest aiding us in acclimatization as from hereon the altitude begins to rise. From hereon the onset leads us straight into the alpine forest, various wildlife’s, raging glacial rivers, cascading waterfalls, rugged terrain filled paths, mountain and Buddhist monasteries till we reach Gokyo the initial target point and the first stage of our trekking trail. Once embarked upon Gokyo we take the necessary rest to acclimatize and explore the Gokyo Valley, Gokyo RI and Gokyo lakes. The much anticipated and the meaningful trail towards the ultimate destination Cho-La Pass gathers momentum as we head towards this famous pass. The most undulating challenge poses us as we have to endure strenuously the biggest hurdle of crossing this Cho-La Pass and once achieved we land into the another spectacle in the form of Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar also an integral part of this historical trek. Kala Patthar is the very place from where the marvelous 360 degree panoramic view of the four towering peaks of more than 8000m stuns us. The massif holds Cho-Oyu (8,200m) approx, Mt. Makalu (8,300m) approx, Mt. Lhotse (8,500m), and Everest (8,848m) approx, rises above the valley dwarfing everything else below. After feeling blessed and charmed by this splendid view, having successfully and satisfactorily scaled this pass, we safely trek down back to Lukla for a return flight to Kathmandu.

Everest Cho La Pass Trekking spreads moments of delight eternally and having dramatically experienced Gokyo RI, Gokyo Lakes and passing through the Cho- La Pass is a great achievement in itself. This is undoubtedly one of the most enchanting, and an adventurous experience of a life time having lived the spectacles and cherished the moments of wonderful mountain vistas posed by the Everest region.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1 Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu

Your arrival to the International Airport at Kathmandu, you will be met by our Airport Representative (office staff), and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu

Day 2 Day 02: Full day Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu

After breakfast our Guide and Vehicle will come to pick you up at the hotel and then proceed your trip to visit the historical and cultural places of Kathmandu. Visit: Pashupatinath Temple, Swyambhunath Stupa, Bouddhanath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square.

Day 3 Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2860 meters) trek to Phakding (2610 meters). Overnight at Tea House/Lodge

Early morning flight to Lukla, the most renowned mountain airstrip in the world. Originally conceived by Sir Edmund Hillary’s Himalayan Trust as an emergency evacuation runway for casualties brought to the Trust’s hospital at nearby Kunde, Lukla is now one of the busiest runways in Nepal. On the flight we watch the rugged foothills give way to the snowline of the Himalaya; many of the world’s highest mountains, including Kanchenjunga, Lhotse and Makalu (the world’s 3rd, 4th, and 5th highest respectively) may sometimes be seen from the window of the plane. On arrival, we meet our Sherpas and after a cup of tea we pick up the trail out of Lukla. Surprisingly, this high-altitude trek begins by descending to the river at Phakding.

Day 4 Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 meters). Overnight at Tea House/Lodge

After breakfast we start walk to Namche Bazaar first thing in the morning. At about half-way up the hill, a gap in the trees allow us to spy Everest for the first time. If the weather is clear the top of the South-West Face will be just visible behind the long Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. A plume can often be seen stretching away from the very summit.

Namche is the most prosperous and the largest town in the Khumbu. A bazaar is held here every Saturday. The wares on display include meat, grains and vegetables, tennis shoes and trinkets as well as hand woven aprons and Tibetan boots. The Sherpas play host to trader from the foothills, as well as Tibetans from over the border. Thamserku (6648m), Kwangde Ri (6187m) and Khumbila (5707m) surround the natural bowl that Namche sits in.

Day 5 Day 05: Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar. Overnight at Tea House/Lodge

We take the day off to allow our bodies to adjust to the rarefied atmosphere before ascending to higher altitudes. The secret of safe acclimatization is to ‘climb high, sleep low’ so it is safe for the more energetic amongst us to hike up the hill behind Namche to the airstrip at Syangboche, or stroll across to the museum behind the police post. Others may prefer to ‘chill out’ and visit one of the lodges for a freshly-baked cinnamon roll. Namche is a busy and bustling trading place and there is always plenty going on.

Day 6 Day 06: Trek to Phorste Thanga (3950 meters). Overnight at Tea House/Lodge

After a full day rest at Namche we head on to our next trek Point Phortse Thanga after a hot breakfast in the morning. Today the trek trail climbs steeply out of valley through rhododendron forest, juniper and large conifers start to appear as the elevation increases making the trekking beautiful in spring. Throughout the trail you can enjoy the marvelous view of Twwache and Khubu la. The trek trail today also passes through Yak Kharkas and summer settlements. Night stay at Phortse Thanga for today and we head toward our next trek point tomorrow.

Day 7 Day 07: Trek to Machherma (4470 meters). Overnight at Tea House/Lodge

After an early morning Breakfast today we climb through a ridge and then descend to the valley Kengtega enjoying the panorama of the mountains and then we climb up towards Cho Oyu and descend to a river and again climbs steep to the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpz Glacier. It takes us about 6/7 hrs to reach Machherma from Phortse Thanga. Overnight at Machherma.

Day 8 Day 08: Trek to Gokyo (4790 meters). Overnight at Tea House/Lodge

Today we head toward the trail to Gokyo- The valley opens up with marvelous views of Thamserku, Mt Kangtega, Cho Oyo as well. We mostly walk up a ridge-with-a-view to Pangka, looking at the north face of the Cho Oyu. There are some steep climbing up to the terminal moranine of Ngozamba Glacier today. Also while we reach the Gokyo Region we spot the beautiful lakes here. Overnight at Gokyo.

Day 9 Day 09: Trek to Gokyo Ri (5357 meters) – Back to Gokyo. Overnight at Tea House/Lodge

Today is Rest day at Gokyo. If the weather condition is good today, you can hike to Gokyo Ri today for the view of Everest Region. Gokyo Ri is the best viewpoint of Everest Region. There are also about six lakes in the region, and you can hike today to those lakes, they are really an amazing place to visit. This places are sure going to mesmerize you today. The views of the mountains, including Everest (8,848m) are outstanding from on top of the ridges around Gokyo.

Day 10 Day 10: Trek to Thangna (4500 meters). Overnight at Tea House/Lodge

After Breakfast we head towards our next trek point, Thanga also known as foot of the Cho-La pass. Today is easy walk for about 4 and half hour to our destination Thangna. Overnight at Thagna

Day 11 Day 11: Cross Cho La pass (5300 meters) trek to Dzongla (4710 meters) house. Overnight at Tea House/Lodge

Cross Cho-La pass (5330 m), and trek down to Dzongla (4830 m). Overnight at Guest House.

Today we start our trek early in the morning before the sunrise. We have to cross Cho-La Pass before it is too windy in the area. We cross over at an altitude of 5300 m where we could be exposed to strong winds so we have to start our trek early in order to the smooth completion of today’s trek. After crossing the Cho La Pass we start to climb steeply which is regularly used and which is also very easy to follow. You can enjoy the magnificent views from here and later we descend to our trek point Dzongla.

Day 12 Day 12: Trek to Lobuche (4910 meters). Overnight at Tea House/Lodge

After Breakfast we move ahead to our today’s destination, Lobuche. The trek today is considered easier and shorter trekking route. It only takes us about 4 hours to reach Lobuche. Overnight at Lobuche.

Day 13 Day 13: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5365 meters) then back to Gorak Shep . Overnight at Tea House/Lodge

This is difficult day trek along the Khumbu Glacier and up to Everest Base Camp which is the closest you can get to Mt. Everest without mountaineering equipment. You can have a magnificent view of the Khumbu Icefall from Base Camp. After spending short time at Base Camp then we return back to Gorak shep. Night halt at Gorak Shep.

Day 14 Day 14: Trek to Periche (4,350m) via Kalapathar (5,555m). Overnight at Periche

After Breakfast we head toward our next trek point. The morning time today is mostly spent climbing the Kalapathar which is a small peak at the altitude of 5555 m. This will be one of the most difficult yet rewarding days of the trek. The ascent is demanding but the climber gets the most magnificent mountain panorama: Everest, the highest point on the planet, towers directly ahead and on all sides loom the other giants, Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, Lhotse and countless others. After enjoying magnificent view from here then we descent to Gorak shep and then trek down to Percihe. Overnight at Periche.

Day 15 Day 15: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441 meters). Overnight at Tea House/Lodge

We head toward Namche Bazaar today. On the way to Namche along the trek trail we come through oldest monastery in the region. It said that this monastery contains the scalp and bones of Yeti. Today we leave behind the mountains and descent back to Namche.

Day 16 Day 16: Trek to Lukla (2804 meters) 6 hours. Overnight at Tea House/Lodge

Most people head towards Lukla with a heavy heart. There is something very special about the setting, the villages and the people of the high Khumbu hills and valleys and our memories help us up the deceptively long, final climb into Lukla. Our campsite and house are well located and offer a good final resting spot.

Day 17 Day 17: Lukla to Kathmandu by flight. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu

Another chance to enjoy this great flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Please note that flights into Lukla are sometimes delayed due to un-flyable conditions either in fog-bound Kathmandu or windy Lukla; be reassured that our staff in Lukla and in Kathmandu will be doing everything possible to minimize the inconvenience caused if this happens. Your patience in the trying circumstances which can occur will be greatly appreciated.

Day 18 Day 18: Final Departure

Our office representative will come to hotel to pick you up at hotel and then transfer to the Kathmandu international airport for final departure.

Price Includes

  • All Airport and hotel transfer by private vehicle.
  • Three nights’ accommodation in a star category hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • Kathmandu city tours including: all entry fees, tour guide and private vehicle.
  • One highly experienced male guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people)
  • Sleeping bag with liner, trekking map
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers’ Information Management System (Please avail us with 2 passport size photos required for your permit).
  • Sagarmatha National Park Permits fee.
  • All forms of Government taxes.

Price Excludes

  • All personal nature expenses, bar bills, laundry, lunch ad dinner at Kathmandu etc
  • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying USD 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying USD 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.).
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