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 (Kalapatthar)

Best Time: October - November & March - April

Accommodation: Lodges/Tea houses

Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake via Chola are one of the preferred trekkings in the Everest region. Trekking to Everest 

Base Camp via Gokyo Lake and Chola pass offers magnificent views of stunning Himalayan peaks and rich Sherpa culture and traditions. 

The trekking starts after a scenic mountain flight from Lukla to Phakding heading towards Namche Bazaar through the bank of Dudhkoshi River. The trail to Gokyo may be a gradual ascent up the valley navigating through birch and rhododendron forest where we can see the elusive Moschus moschiferus here and there on the way. We reach the Gokyo Lakes through small yak-grazing settlements. We climb the Gokyo Ri (5,480m) and luxuriate in stunning summit mountain scenery consisting of Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyo, and Lhotse. We reach Dzhongla after the Chola pass. The views of Ama Dablam and Taweche are splendid. After the Dzhongla, we continue to rise towards Gorak Shep and climb to an amazing up-close viewpoint of Everest called Kala Patthar (5,545m). Our return route passes through Tengboche, a divine 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. Although the trekking to Gokyo Chola pass is comparatively challenging, it offers superb views of the high Himalayas and a bird's eye view of glacier lakes in Gokyo valley. During the Gokyo Chola Pass trekking, you will encounter various local villages and monasteries that provide you delights into the Buddhist religion, culture, and tradition. Gokyo Chola Pass will be your life's most adventurous holiday 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

Trip Info

Highlights of Everest & Gokyo lake Trek

  • Trek along the longest Glacier of the Nepalese Himalayas - Ngozumpa Glacier
  • Encounter the stunning mountain views of the Everest region including Mt. Everest (the tallest peak in the world), Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Makalu, etc
  • Explore the pleasing Gokyo valley and magnificent Gokyo lakes
  • Unique culture and lifestyle of Sherpa’s
  • Amazing views after ascending Gokyo Ri and Kala Patthar
  • Trek into the shadow of the highest peak on earth - Everest Base Camp