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17 days
Availability : available
Kathmandu
Kathmandu
Min Age : 10
Max People : 18
Trip Facts

Destination: Nepal
Accommodation: Teahouse (Lodge)
Transportation: Flight,
Trip Grade: Moderate
Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

 

Entry Point: Lukla
Exit Point: Lukla
Max. Elevation         : 5,550 Meters/18,204ft
Approx per Day Walk: 5-6 HRS

 

Cultures: Tibetan, Tamang, Gurung, Nepali etc.
Major Attractions: Natural Environment, Wildlife, Mountains, Peaks, Hills, Flowers, Flora-Fauna etc.

Tour Details
Overview

The Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lakes Trek, also known as  Cho La Pass Trek, is one of the most adventurous and challenging treks in the Everest Region. The trek follows the Base Camp route, passing through the Namche Bazaar door of Everest and the spectacular site of Tengboche where a wonderful monastery sits amidst a snow-capped mountain panorama. After reaching Everest Base Camp and soaking up the icy wilderness sanctuary, the route takes you to the summit of Kala Patthar, a spectacular viewpoint of Everest in all glory. You will be truly amazed by the vistas from here, mountains as far as the eye can see, covered in a blanket of snow. We then leave the base camp trekkers behind and head out to conquer the Cho La Pass at 5,330 meters/17,482ft. Steep inclines and rocky paths await you but your efforts will be rewarded as you walk through a magnificent high altitude mountain pass. We then carry on further to the glistening waters of the Gokyo Lake, a system of freshwater and sacred lakes, hidden in the high Himalaya. This trek is more memorable due to the beautiful scenario and you are leaded by our qualified guide.

Includes & Excludes

Price Includes

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu).
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary.
  • Fresh fruits everyday after the dinner.
  • Entrance fees TIMS ( Trekkers inflammations Management System), and permit monument visits as per the itinerary .
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation.
  • Farewell dinners at typical Nepali restaurant after the trip .
  • High Spirit trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take .
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets and duffel bag – if Necessary (return after the trek ).
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government taxes, VAT and service charge.

Price Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Kathmandu).
  • Your Travel insurance (compulsory).
  • Food (lunch and dinner) while you are in Kathmandu.
  • Personal expenses and all the alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks.
  • Sweet things like chocolate bars and hot shower, cold water and tea during the trek.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Tips for the guide and staffs.
  • Any others expanses which are not mentioned in &"Trip Includes" section etc.

Complementaries

  • High Spirit T-Shirt
Itinerary

Day 1:Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300 m/4,264 ft) .

After our arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, a our
reprentative/staff will pick us up from the airport and take us to our hotel. We can take
rest and later visit the company office in Thamel, a popular tourist hub. However, there
will be a welcome dinner in the evening where we get to experience excellent Nepalese
cuisine.

Day 02: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,700ft): 40 minutes flight; 8km, 3 - 4 hours trek.

All treks to Everest begin from Luka where we will be flying to early in the morning, right
after breakfast. The flight will be an interesting one since we will be flying amidst the
grand Himalayas in a Twin Otter airplane. We begin our short trek to Phakding
immediately after landing. At one hour’s gradual descent, we will be at a Cheplung
village from where we have a glimpse of Mt. Khumbila (18900ft), a sacred mountain
which has never been climbed. From Cheplung, we continue descending to Phakding
and spend the night.

Day 03:Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438m/11,280 ft): 11km, 5 - 6 hours.

We begin our trek on uphill and downhill trails with multiple crossings over Dudh Koshi
River and a magnificent view of Mt. Thamserku (21,675ft) from the Benkar village. We
cross more bridges and reach the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo,
where our trekking permits are checked. We walk furthermore and pass through Jorsale
village before reaching Namche Bazaar. From here, we get beautiful views of the
Himalayas including Everest, Lhotse, Tawache and others. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Day 04: Namche Bazaar: Rest and acclimatization.

This is the first of the three scheduled rest days which will help us acclimatize to the
high altitude. Since experts believe that it is better to stay active even during rest days
for better trekking experience we are going to spend the day enjoying small hikes in and
around Namche Bazaar. We hike up to Everest View Hotel to enjoy admirable views of

the Himalayan vista. On our way back to Namche we also tour the Khumjung Monastery
(houses a yeti scalp!) and Hillary School. Our guide can also take us to the Tourist Visitor
Center near the headquarter of the Sagarmatha National Park where we can observe an
assortment of things related to the first Everest ascenders, Sherpa culture and learn
about the various plant and animal life in the Everest region. Overnight in Namche
Bazaar.

Day 05: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m/12,660 ft): 10km, 5 - 6 hours .

We begin today’s trek on an easy trail to Phunki Thanga. From here we ascend towards
Tengboche village which is home to the largest monastery in the Everest region. The
monastery is located within the Sagarmatha National Park and provides panoramic
views of the highest mountains on earth including Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku,
Nuptse and Lhotse. We try to reach the monastery by 3:00 in the afternoon and may
even be able to witness a religious Buddhist ceremony. Overnight in Tengboche.

Day 06:Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft): 9km, 5 - 6 hours.

We begin today’s trek by walking downhill and pass through lush forests filled with
birch, conifers and rhododendron trees. We continue our trek with views of Mt. Everest,
Lhotse and Ama Dablam to keep us company. The picturesque trail dips down to
Debuche, crosses the Imja River and takes us to Pangboche. While walking the upper
Pangboche trails, we get a more pristine view of the Himalayas and Pangboche
Monastery. We move ahead towards the Imja Valley, Lobuche River and ultimately
climb up to Dingboche. The village is a beautiful windy settlement overlooked by
chortens and prayer flags. Overnight in Dingboche.

Day 07: acclimatization and restDingboche: acclimatization and rest.

Dingboche is a popular stop for trekkers and climbers headed to Mt. Everest, Ama
Dablam or Imja Tse. The village is beautiful with an array of fields enclosed by stone
walls to protect barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold wind and grazing
animals. We spend a day at Dingboche for acclimatization. We take a day hike to
Nagarjun Hill for great views of Makalu, Lhotse, Chalotse, Tawache, Ama Dablam and
others.

Day 08:Trek to Lobuche (4,910m/16,105ft),5-6 hrs.

Today you will pass broad valley Pheriche (4240 m), and Dughla, Continue up the valley, gaining altitude. Come out of the valley to descend to the yak pastures of Lobuche. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 09: Trek to EBC (5364m/17594ft) then back to Gorekshep (5,181m/16,994ft), 7- 8 hrs.

After a short climb through meadows, look down on the Khumbu Glacier. After a couple of hours, we will arrive at Gorekshep, and continue our journey to Everest Base camp. Approximately 3 hrs of hiking you will arrive at Base Camp and enjoy views of the Khumbu Glacier and icefall, where Everest expeditions begin. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 10:Hiking to Kalapattar (5,545m/18,188ft) - Gorekshep then Dzongla (4,830m/1 5,840ft),6-7 hrs.

Today we will wake up early morning and hike up to Kalapattar (5,545m/18,188ft), the best viewpoint of entire Himalayas of Mt. Everest and other spectacular Himalayan range. Then trek back to Gorekshep for hot breakfast and then descend to Dzongla. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 11: Trek to Dragnak/Thangna (4,700m/15,415ft) via crossing Cho La pass (5,420m/17,780ft), 6-7 hrs.

Today also we will wake up early in the morning and climbing to Chola crossing over and descending once more to Thanga. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 12:Trek to Gokyo lakes (4,790m/15,710ft), 2-3 hrs.

Today you will trek to Gokyo Lake crossing over Ngozumpa Glacier (the large glacier in the Himalayan 36 Kilometers in Length). Gokyo village stands by the third lake and Cho-Oyu Mountain as a backdrop sets an amazingly spectacular view. After lunch, you may explore around the Lake, Dudh Pokhari. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 13:Hiking to Gokyo RI (5,483m/19,083ft) and trek to Dole (4,200m/13,775), 6-7 hrs.

Today we hike up to the Gokyo Ri is obviously strenuous as it is steep up and takes about 3 to 4 hours to reach to the top. From the top, we will explore panoramic mountains like Kusum Kanguru, Thamserku, K 43, Kangtega, Taboche, Cholatse, Makalu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Everest, Changtse, and Pumori. Our Gokyo RI visit will be unforgettable lifetime memories. We trek down to Gokyo. Upon breakfast, we will trek down to Dole. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 14 :Trek to Namche (3,440m/11,285ft), 5-6 hrs.

Today you will descend to Phorste Tenga (3680m/1270ft) and complete steep climb to Mong- la Danda (4940m/16200ft), again we descend to Kyangjuma (3550m/11645ft) then easier trail to Namche. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 15 :Trek to Lukla (2,800m/ 9,184ft), 6-7 hrs.

Today you will trek back continues along the Dudh Kosi River to the small mountain airstrip at Lukla where you will catch your return flight to Kathmandu. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 16 :Lukla to Kathmandu: 40 minutes flight .

The flights to Kathmandu are usually scheduled for morning for safety purposes. After
reaching the capital city, we have the rest of the day off to past the time as we please.
We could take a rest in our hotel room or shop for souvenirs for our loved ones. In the
evening, there will be a farewell dinner to celebrate the successful completion of your
journey to the mountains.

Day 17 :Final departure.

Our amazing journey in the Everest region including that to the base camp of Mt.
Everest and crossing high passes comes to an end today. A company representative will
pick you up from you hotel and drop you off at the airport 3 hours before our scheduled
flight.

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