Trip Type : Small Group Tour
Everest Base Camp Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking tour

Everest Base Camp trek via Gokyo Chola Pass - 17 Days

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Travel Style: For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level: Full day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness. Strenuous
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
17 days
From: $ 1,360 $ 80 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lake Trek provides you an opportunity to observe the tallest and stunning mountains like Cho you (8188m\26864ft.), Gyachung Kang (7952m\260ft.), Everest (8848m\29028ft.), Lhotse (8516m\27940ft.).

  • Views of biggest Sherpa village and Tengboche monasteries where you can explore the famous Sherpa culture.
  • Attraction views of this trek is enchanting Gokyo Lake and world’s biggest glacier, Ngozumpa Glacier. Trek to Gokyo provides you unforgettable moments of your life.

Short Description

Everest base camp with Gokyo lake famous trek . The magnificent view of Himalayas, Sherpa villages and Monasteries, Sagarmatha National Park & Syangboche. Airstrip Everest Renjo-La pass trek is one of the best trekking routes for anyone. This trek leads the High pass Renjo-La which on the way to Tibet Boarder Nag pa-la and Gokyo valley. The trek is to one of the most fascinating lake Gokyo, situated 5350m above sea level. In Gokyo Lake Trekking we get to enjoy the true scenery of Nepal including the High mountains like Cho you, Gyachung Kang, Everest Lhotse.

Likewise, one of the breathtaking moments is when you can enjoy the up-close view of Mt.Everest. visit the biggest Sherpa society and geographical area of the Everest. Khumjung village which is another attraction during the trek because we can explore the village and visit exotic monasteries. You can do Everest Panorama trek if you have shot time in Nepal.

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
Spend most of the time outdoors. Common trip themes and activities include cycling, hiking, kayaking, whitewater rafting.
Itinerary Focus Active
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Kathmandu
End City Kathmandu

Trip Includes

  • Airport pick up and departure and all ground transportation during trips.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu two or three star category in twin sharing bed with breakfast basis
  • Kathmandu sightseeing with city tour guide
  • Accommodation  in lodge  and full board meals during the trekking
  • Govt. trained guide and necessary no. of porters with their insurance, salary and meals
  • All fees for  TIMS card and Trekking Permit
  • Domestic Flight according to Itinerary
  • Sleeping bag, Down jacket & necessary equipment’s during the trek
  • One cultural show and dinner program

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu & Transfer to Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: overnight stay in trekking lodge

Welcome to Kathmandu, our Sunrise Adventure Trek airport representative will welcome you in the airport then transfer to hotel and will give shortly brief further details of the trip program.

Day 2: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,620m/8,594ft)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: overnight stay in trekking lodge

Lukla is a famous as the village of Sherpa’s. We arrange loads and commence our journey further ahead. Flying over the spectacular scenery of mountains for about 40 minutes provides you unforgettable memories. After arriving at Lukla our journey passes through Dudh Koshi (“Milk River”).

With beautiful ascents and descents over the trails surrounded by lush green forests we get to observe the magnificent views of mount Kusum Kangaru and many other mountains. We pass through the small Sherpa villages, monasteries and finally after hours of trek we reach to Phakding.

Day 3: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,420m/11,218ft)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: overnight stay in trekking lodge

Namche Bazaar is the main administrative and trading center for the Khumbu region. You can observe the Himalayan people involved in different occupations. The magnificent forests of blue pine, fir, juniper and rhododendron as well as first view of Everest; it helps you to control the anticipation of the thrilling journey.

As we enter into the Sagarmatha National Park, we pass by many villages Tok Tok, Banker, Monjo, Josalle, Thamserku, Kangtega, and Konde. Here we get to explore the daily living style of Sherpa people following different traditional norms and values.

Day 4: Acclimatization/exploration/rest day at Namche Bazaar.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: overnight stay in trekking lodge

To adopt with the altitude and new surrounding we acclimatize in Namche Bazaar. We spend the day by enjoying the scenes of mountains and sunrise and sunset in Khumbu Peak. We take a short trek to Sherpa museum where we get to observe the unique traditions and cultures of Sherpa people.

Beside that we you will either be taken to explore Thame Monastery or Khumjung village. Khumjung village is a huge settlement of Sherpa people where we live observe their daily living style with unique cultural values. Adjusting ourselves with the less dense air, we enjoy the panoramic views of mountains and prepare for the next day trip!

Day 5: Trek to Dole (4,110m/13,481ft)- 6 hour

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: overnight stay in trekking lodge

Today taking our breakfast early in the morning, we start our trek to Dole. Firstly, overlooking snow-capped mountains of Shanasa we finally cross the loop of Namche Bazaar and ascend uphill to Mongla hill then head down to Phortse Thanga and then we walk to Dole. Dole is a small village of this region with teahouses.

We pass through the magnificent views of mountains like Amadablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Thamserku, Everest, Kantega etc. Reaching at Mong, we start walking down to the bank of Dudhkoshi. Again ascending to the hill, we cross a small village and finally reach Dole.

Day 6: Trek to Machhermo (4,410m/14,465ft)- 3 to 5 hour

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: overnight stay in trekking lodge

Climbing over the scenic ridge, we head off from Dole. We will walk high over the valley and along the river reaching to cross sand spurs. Passing by the villages Lhabharma and Luza offers us a chance to explore the living ways of local people with different cultural values. Following the amazing scenic views, we walk by Dudhkoshi valley.

We also will visit the Himalaya Rescue Operation, established for basic treatment and take a refreshing rest before continuing our next journey.

Day 7: Trek to Gokyo (4,760m/15,613ft)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: overnight stay in trekking lodge

Today following the lama footprints, we trek to Gokyo which is surrounded by dramatic views of mountains. We cross the second lake Longponga (4690m) and arrive to Gokyo after crossing a boulder-strewn path at the edge of third lake. Climbing over the ridge, offers the spectacular views of stunning mountains Cho-Oyu, Kantega, Cholatse and Pangka. On the way we explore Pangka where 1995 incident was happened: more than 40 people were killed by avalanche. Now we descend down to the river and steep climb up to the moraine of Ngozumpa. We cross by the lower and upper Gokyo Lake and finally walking some hour’s takes us to Gokyo.

Day 8: Day hike to Gokyo Ri and trek to Thagnak (4,678m/15,343ft)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: overnight stay in trekking lodge

At the elevation of 5483m., there’s Gokyo Ri. And, early in the morning we steeply trek up there. This place truly is rewarding as we can get super great view of Gokyo Valley and Khumbu Himalays such as Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Cho-Oyu and Gychung Kang. Trekking to Gokyo is also known for the excellent sunrise and sunset views above the stunning Everest peaks.

Descending down to the Gokyo Valley, we get to observe the views of Kusum Kagaru, Kantega, Thamserku along with many others. Walking through the green forests around the glaciers for some hours takes us to Thangnak.

Day 9: Trek to Dzonglha via Cho La Pass (5,420m/17,778ft)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: overnight stay in trekking lodge

Today is really the day where nature tests our strength as we have to climb over the steep path on the highest point of this region and some really icy tracks. First we will climb steep path and ascend to sharp drops trail which leads to Cho la pass then we again climb. This time we pass through Buddhist prayers flags and mountain views on our side.

As we are next to the marvelous peaks Cholatse and Tabuche, we can closely observe these mountains. After we cross the Cho La Pass we descents gently to Dzongla with beautiful views of valley and villages from the top.

Day 10: Trek to Lobuche (4,940m/16,203ft)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: overnight stay in trekking lodge

The ascent towards Everest Base Camp continues through Alpine meadows and summer yak pastures towards the end of the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. From here, it is a steep, tough climb towards the village of Gorak Shep. Continue on towards Lobuche, where the view is straight towards Nuptse and the sunset is truly magnificent. Walking through the glacial panoramas, we get to observe the amazing views of mountains like Nuptse, Lhotse, Amadablam and many more.

Day 11: Trek to Gorak Shep (5,147m/16,882ft)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: overnight stay in trekking lodge

From Lobuche we trek to Gorak Shep. This is 5KM trek offering us an excellent time to see glacier named Changri and see other mountains, mostly dominated by Pumori. Trek to Gorakshep is among the best time of trekking to Everest Cho La Pass. Trek brings us through lots of ups and downs along the lush green forests.

Ascending above the glacial route, we reach to the base camp. We enjoy the excellent glacial surroundings with breathtaking views of mountains here.

Day 12: Morning hike to either Everest Base Camp (5,365m/17,597ft) or Kala Patthar (5,550m/18,204ft) and trek to Pheriche (3,950m/12,956ft)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: overnight stay in trekking lodge

Today we take a hike to Kalapatthar, basically Kalapatthar is the best spot to speculate Everest whereas EBC is the base of the Everest where in season we can meet climbers and take amazing snapshots. Kalapathar offers the excellent views of mountains Nuptse, Lhotse, Amadablam, Taboche, Cholatse, Pumori, Everest and many others.

After that we trek to Periche from Gorak Shep. Trek to Periche descents us through the downhill, forests with rhododendron.

Day 13: Trek to Tengboche (3,860m/12,661ft)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: overnight stay in trekking lodge

From Periche we trek downhill to Tengboche and visit old monastery. This monastery has recently been reconstructed. As we trek just below the stunning Himalayas, we get to observe the panoramic views of mountains Thamserku, Kangtega, Khumbi La and Kongdo Ri. Passing through the small village, Pangboche we explore the local living ways of people.

Then walking for some time, trail takes us to the oldest monastery, Tengboche.

Day 14: Trek to Monjo (2,635m/8,645ft)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: overnight stay in trekking lodge

From Tengboche we trek to Monjo. This route offers great views of many gorgeous mountains. Walking by the lush green forests containing charming rhododendron flowers and pine, bamboo trees offers a chance to observe mountains Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Makalu, and many more.

Day 15: Trek to Lukla (2840m/9,315ft)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: overnight stay in trekking lodge

This will be our last trek and today we will be trekking back to Lukla to catch our flight to Kathmandu. We will spend the day by sightseeing around Lukla. We walk above the hill and pass by the beautiful villages of Khumbu region. Crossing the suspension bridges, we follow the trail edge of Dudhkoshi Rive and finally reach at Lukla.

Day 16: Fly to Kathmandu

In the morning we take the flight back to Kathmandu and once again enjoy the scenic valleys and terrains full of beautiful mountains views and locations. At evening you can join the evening meal and cultural program provided by the company.

Day 17: Trip concludes and departure.

Last day, you can either safely make return journey to home or you can join for another exciting adventure. And according to flight schedule you will be escorted to airport approximately 3 hours earlier to catch flight to your next destination.

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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Small Group - 24 max

Trekking Group Size We organize trekking in Everest region for any number of people. If the group consists of more than 16 pax, we will split the group and arrange accordingly. We will assign one trek leader, one assistant leader for the group of four pax and porters (one porter between two members) to carry members luggage. This arrangement ensures that the group can still go ahead as scheduled itinerary despite any member gets sick on the way in the trekking.

Accomodations

Accommodation in Kathmandu will be arranged on twin sharing basis on BB plan except the extra cost for the single supplement (depending on the room availability) according to the choice of the standard of the hotels before and after the trekking. Accommodation during the trekking will be arranged at standard teahouses/ lodges with unheated rooms with wooden beds and foam mattresses on twin sharing basis. The trekkers will have to share washing and toilet facilities. If the trekker is a solo traveler, he/she will have to share a room with the trekker of same sex.

Cancellation Policy:

According to our company rules and regulation no refund will be made for 20 % payment amount in any case of cancellation of the trip. If you paid early full payment you will get 50 % refund incase of any reason if you cancel the trips.

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Equipment and Packing List

A variety of clothing is necessary for the Everest Base Camp Gokyo Cho La trek. While choosing the equipment trekkers need give emphasis on two simple aspects: Lightweight and Functional. The items should be lightweight, dependable, and adaptable to a variety of extreme weather conditions. The quality of the trekking equipment you choose has a lot to do with how warm, dry, and safe you will remain. For this reason you have to be critical of quality and the proper fit of clothing.

Clothing

T- shirts - Hiking shorts - Undergarments - Full sleeves shirts - Long light weight cotton pants - Fleece or wool pants (seasonal) - Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants. - Insulated pants / nylon windbreaker - Light and expedition weight thermal tops. - Fleece jacket or pullover - Waterproof shell jacket - Down jacket - Light warm fleece hat / woolen hat - Sun hat - Lightweight gloves. - Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal).

Best Season

Nepal, as a tourist destination is good for all seasons, however, the best seasons for trekking to Everest region are Spring (March – May) and Autumn (mid Sept. – mid Dec. ). Trekking in autumn season is noted for clear weather and excellent views of silvery mountains against blue sky. It gets colder towards the end of December. This trek can be done in any month except January and February.

Trip ID#:

EveGokSun

Trip Excludes

  • International Flight ticket & your personal expenses
  • Major meals in cities cold & alcoholic drinks
  • Extra shower, battery re-charge, laundry charge etc.
  • Tips to guide and porter  and your insurance

Meals Included:

15 Breakfasts, 15 Lunches and 15 Dinners

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