Everest & Gokyo Lake Trek

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Trip Details

Start/End: Kathmandu to Kathmandu

Duration: 20 days

Difficulty: Hard to Strenuous

Maximum Elevation: 5,545m (Kalapathar)

Best Time: October - November & March - April

Accommodation: Lodges/Tea houses

Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake Trek via Chola is one among the favored and challenging trekking in Everest region. Trekking to Everest Base Camp via Gokyo and Cho La Pass offers magnificent views of stunning Himalayan peaks and rich Sherpa culture and traditions.

The trek starts after a scenic mountain flight to Lukla from Kathmandu about 35 minutes. Trekking starts from Lukla to Phakding heading to Namche Bazaar following the bank of Dudhkoshi River . The trail to Gokyo may be a gradual ascent up the valley passing through patches of birch and rhododendron forest where the elusive Moschus moschiferus can sometimes be seen on the way. Through small yak-grazing settlements we reach the Gokyo lakes where we climb the Gokyo Ri (5,480m) and luxuriate in stunning summit mountain scenery including Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyo and Lhotse. Those mountains are above 8,000m. After the Cho La pass, we reach Dzongla. The views of Ama Dablam and Taweche are spectacular. After the Dzongla , we continue ascend towards Gorak Shep and climb to impressive up-close view point of Everest calls Kala Pattar (5,545m). Our return route passes through Tengboche, a powerful location with a desirable monastery, where we rest and savor the incredible scenery, including magnificent views of Everest, Ama Dablam (6,856m), Kantega (6,809m), Kwangde (6,194m), Nuptse (7,879m), Lhotse (8,511m) and lots of more trekking peaks of the Khumbu region. However the trekking to Gokyo Cho La pass trekking is comparatively difficult but it offers the superb views of high Himalayas and bird's eye view of glacier lakes in Gokyo valley. During the Gokyo Chola Pass trekking you'll encounter with various local villages, monasteries which provides you delights into the Buddhist religion, culture and tradition. Gokyo Chola Pass trekking are going to be your life's most adventure holidays with sweet memories.

Trip Itinerary

Day 01 : Pick up you from International airport and transfer to hotel.

Day 02 : Fly to Lukla (2,800m/9,160 ft) and continue trek to Phakding (2,610m/ 8,562 ft)

Day 03 : Trek Phakding Namche Bazaar (3,420m/11,220 ft)

Day 04 : Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar

Day 05 : Trek to Tengboche (3,870m/12696 ft)

Day 06 : Trek to Dingboche (4,360m/1,4304 ft)

Day 07 : Acclimatization day (ascend to Nangkarthang Peak)

Day 08 : Trek to Chhukung (4,750m/15,580 ft), ascend to Chukung Ri (5,555m/18,225 ft)

Day 09 : Trek to Lobuche (4,930m/16,174 ft) after crossing Kongma La(5,535m/18,159 ft)

Day 10 : Trek to Gorakshep (5,160/16929 ft), day walk to Everest Base Camp in the afternoon (5,360m/17,585 ft)

Day 11 : Ascend to Kalapathar (5,545m/18,192), in the morning and trek back to Lobuche

Day 12 : Trek Lobuche - Dzonglha (4,830m/15,850 ft)

Day 13 : Trek Dzonglha - Thanknak (4,700m/ 15419 ft) after crossing Chola La pass (5,368m/17,611 ft)

Day 14 : Ascend to Gokyo Ri (5,357m/17,575 ft)

Day 15 : Trek to Dole (4,040m/13254ft)

Day 16 : Trek to Namche Bazaar

Day 17 : Trek back to Lukla

Day 18 : Fly back to Kathmandu

Day 19 : Free day in Kathmandu

Day 20 : Final departure, drop to international airport

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