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Everest – Cho-La Pass – Gokyo Trek - 19 Days

Everest - Cho-La Pass - Gokyo Trek
Everest – Cho-La Pass – Gokyo Trek
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Everest – Cho-La Pass – Gokyo Trek

The Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions invites you trekking in the most classic and promising trips in the worlds highest mountain base camp of Mt. Everest.  This is an ideal trekking for good acclimatization with overnight at traditional villages of Namche Bazaar with their own monasteries, the root of the Sherpa and Tibetan Buddhism lies in these steep slopes of Solukhumbu. The treks offer grand views of the three highest 8000m mountain range from Mt. Everest, Mt.

Lhotse and Mt. Makalu mountain range, including arrays of over 7000 to 6000m snow capped peaks. The trip starts with an interesting flight to Lukla 2730m, from here on adventure follows the old route following the footsteps of Tenzing and Hillary since 1953, the traditional villages still retains its culture and religions as it was for hundreds of years, heading towards high terrain to Everest base camp and Kalapatthar for panoramic views of world’s highest peaks, then returning back Lobuche and trail leads to the way of Cho-La pass a small place called Dzongla which lies in the lap of Tsi-La hill.

From here you are starting a challenging uphill climbing to Cho-La which is covered by snow in the winter (sometimes close for 15 days to one month), for a pass can be seen marvelous view of Mt. Everest range and much more mountain from Gokyo side also. After passing this a challenging Cho-La pass then you will be heading to a different world to Gokyo Lake which offers an amazing view of Gokyo Lake with white mountain reflection in it. After great view from Gokyo-Ri and Third Lake, you are heading back to Namche Bazaar and Lukla for the short scenic flight back to Kathmandu after a memorable enjoyable trip with Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and Transfer to your inn.

Day 02: Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu

Day 03: Flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2700 meters)

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 meters)

Day 05: Acclimatization day in Namche (3440 meters)

Day 06: Trek to Tengboche. (3860 meters) 5 hours.

Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4350 meters) 5.30 hours.

Day 08: Acclimatization at Dinboche.

Day 09: Dingboche to Lobuche (4910 meters) 5 hours.

Day 10: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5365 meters) then back to Gorak Shep (5180 meters).

Day 11: Hike up to Kalapattar (5555 meters) and trek back to Dzongla (4620m.)

Day 12: Dzongla to Thangna (4650 m.)

Day 13: Thangna to Gokyo (4750m.)

Day 14: Rest day at Gokyo

Day 15: climb Gokyo Ri (5483m.) and trek to Machhermo (4410m.)

Day 16: Machhermo to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.)

Day 17: Namche to Lukla

Day 18: Morning flight back to Kathmandu. 30 minutes.

Day 19: Final Departure

If you want to extend your trip, please feel free to choose from our DAY TOURS, NEPAL TOURS or Jungle Safaris. here are some trip extensions that might interest you.

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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and Transfer to your inn.

Entry in Kathmandu, Meet our delegate in the air terminal and exchange to the lodging Access Nepal or comparable classes on B/B.

Day 02: Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu

Early morning, after breakfast, you will be taken for a cultural tour of Kathmandu city. Some of the main highlights will be Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, Kathmandu Durbar Square,  Patan Durbar.

Day 03: Flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2700 meters)

We take an early morning scenic flight to Lukla (2800m). Start our trek and head to Phakding. Descend the Tharo Koshi which is also known as Kusum Kangru Khola (river). After crossing the Tharo Koshi River through the suspension bridge and continue the climb to Phakding. Overnight at Phakding.

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 meters)

We follow Dudh Koshi River and get to Zamphuti. This is an excellent viewpoint of Thamserku peak.  We continue our trek and enter the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park (1148sq km, established in 1976) at Monjo (2840m.).and finally reach Namche Bazaar.

Day 05: Acclimatization day in Namche (3440 meters)

Rest for the proper acclimatization. We can hike around to overview some of the outstanding mountains such as Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Lhotse etc. You can walk around the Khumjung valley, Hillary School, and Khunde Hospital and then return back to Namche.

Day 06: Trek to Tengboche. (3860 meters) 5 hours.

Walk along the ridge and then descend to Dudh Koshi River at Phunkithanka. Then after crossing the bridge, we ascend in the steep path up to the Tengboche. On reaching Tengboche you will see the local monastery. Tengboche have the largest Monastery of Khumbu region.

Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4350 meters) 5.30 hours.

Descend to Debuche, cross suspension bridge on the Imja Khola, and then climb to Pangboche amongst thousands of Mani stones. Our uphill trek continues, taking us to the quaint traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche with its exquisite

Day 08: Acclimatization at Dinboche.

We stop at Dingboche to become accustomed to a new climate. We take a good rest before start our trekking to Lobuche.

Day 09: Dingboche to Lobuche (4910 meters) 5 hours.

The path stretches along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and passes by stone memorials for climbers who have perished on nearby summits. We continue to climb as we are heading to the altitude of 4910 meters at Lobuche which is really just a few huts at the foot of giant Lobuche peak. Overnight.

Day 10: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5365 meters) then back to Gorak Shep (5180 meters).

A bit strenuous trekking day, we will walk along the Khumbu Glacier and up to Everest Base Camp at 5365 meters, the closest you can get to Mt. Everest. The view of the Khumbu Icefall from Base Camp is spectacular. We return back to Gorak Shep for the overnight. More or less 8 Hours walking in total.

Day 11: Hike up to Kalapattar (5555 meters) and trek back to Dzongla (4620m.)

Most of the morning we climbing Mt. Kala Pattar, a small peak (by Himalayan standards) at 5555 meters. The ascent is demanding but the climber gets the most magnificent mountain panorama: Everest, the highest point on the planet at 29028ft, 8848 meters, towers directly ahead and on all sides loom the other giants, Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, Lhotse and countless others. We make a quick descent to Gorak Shep. Then we descend gently to Lobuche and then go upward to Dzongla.

Day 12: Dzongla to Thangna (4650 m.)

We walk on the flat stone path for some time passing through the parched valley. Then we ascend in the steep path to Chola pass in the icy trails along Chola glacier. After we reach Chola pass we descend down on another side through the stony path until we reach Phedi. From there we climb down up to Thangna. It is a small village with few lodges and tea shops. Catch a glimpse of Machhermo peak and many more.

Day 13: Thangna to Gokyo (4750m.)

Walk along the glacier route until we reach first Lake of Gokyo. The trek is easier over flat path following Dudh Koshi River up to Gokyo. It is a windy valley and situated near the third lake. At Gokyo, you are stunned by the natural beauty of Dudh Pokhari Lake.

Day 14: Rest day at Gokyo

We take rest and explore the Gokyo valley. Gokyo is a trade center where the Sherpa people run lodges to provide the best services to the trekkers. Gokyo is situated by the side of Ngozumba glacier, the biggest glacier of Nepal.

Day 15: climb Gokyo Ri (5483m.) and trek to Machhermo (4410m.)

We first climb the Gokyo Ri which emerges above the village on the northern side of the Lake. From the Peak, you can see the beautiful view of the summits of Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu. Then we descend to Gokyo and trek top Machhermo. We follow the Dudh Koshi River. We see large yak pastures there.

Day 16: Machhermo to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.)

Walk downhill to Phortse Tenga. We pass through the forest covered with rhododendron, pine, and local incense. Then we ascend in the steep path to Monglo and then descend gently to Khumjung. From Khumjung, we walk in the flat path for some time and then descend to Namche.

Day 17: Namche to Lukla

Descend to Lukla passing through the forest of rhododendron and pine as well as Sherpa villages.

Day 18: Morning flight back to Kathmandu. 30 minutes.

Enjoying your last glimpse of the mountains you have recently visited for one last time on the 35-minute Scenic flight back to Kathmandu. Transfer to the hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 19: Final Departure

Our representative will drop you off at the airport for your flight back home or to your next destination.

  • Pick up and drop from airport/ hotel/airport.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu ( 3-star hotel.)
  • Half day Kathmandu sightseeing
  •  Flight Ticket Kathmandu–Lukla– Kathmandu
  • A  professional Sherpa Guide with Government License.
  • Sherpa porter who will carry your baggage(2 people 1 sherpa porter max 25kg)
  • All Accommodation during Trekking (guest House/lodge)
  • Food during Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner  )
  • Necessary Trekking permits/ National park permit
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management system) card
  • Requirement Equipment (sleeping bag and Down Jacket)
  • Food, salary Transport, clothing for Guide and Porter
  • First aid kit from The Great Adventure Treks and Expedition.
  • Insurance for Guide and Porter
  • Rescue Help in case of emergency (paid by your travel insurance)
  • Farewell dinner with a cultural show.
  • All program as per Itinerary.

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Any kinds of Drinks( soft and Hard Drinks)
  • Visa, international flight ticket
  • Kathmandu monuments fees
  • Personal Nature expenses
  • Tips for Staffs
  • Rescue and Evacuation cost

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Trip Facts

  • Kalapathar 5555m
  • Moderate
  • Lodges and Tea Houses
  • Yes
  • October - December and March - May

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