Everest Base camp and Gokyo lake Trek -19 days

Everest Base camp and Gokyo lake Trek -19 days

Everest Base camp and Gokyo via Chola Pass Trek is one of the most fashionable trek in the Everest region. It  takes you first to Everest Base Camp and adventurous Chola Pass crossing over 5420 meter before you reach to Gokyo lake. Gokyo Valley Trek is one of the highest settlements in the Himalaya of Nepal, is a very popular trekking route. The series of emerald green lakes along the Ngozumpa Glacier, thrilling hike up to Gokyo peaks and heart stopping view from there is unique experience. The route itself ends at Gokyo Ri, and trekkers typically turn around at this point and retrace their steps back to the trailhead. Gokyo Peak known as a Gokyo Ri (5357m, 17 575ft. above sea level) is a peak in the Khumbu region of the Nepal Himalayas. It takes approximately 2 hours to climb it from hotel. Most of the trekkers start hike before dawn to experience the stunning sun rise view from the summit. From Gokyo Ri we can see the brilliant view of four 8,000 meter peaks - Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu moreover beautifully reflected images of the snowy peaks in the aqua blue Gokyo lakes is awesome sight on the clear day.

DAY 01: Arrive Kathmandu - Hotel accommodation

You will be picked up and transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu. Evening free to explore Kathmandu own

DAY 02: In Kathmandu - free day on your own - Hotel accommodation on Bed & Breakfast        

Sightseeing tour can be organized upon request. We will have trek briefing in the evening where introduction to your trek guide and talk on technical aspect will happened.

DAY 03: FLY FROM KATHMANDU TO LUKLA,  TREK TO MONJO ( 2835M) - Guest House accommodation        

Early breakfast and early transfer to the airport. The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is one of the most spectacular in the world –S.T.O.L. Twin otters fly this route of contrasting country with the snow line of the Himalayan range to the north and rugged foothills of Nepal immediately below and stretching away to the south. The landing at Lukla airstrip (9,184/2,800m) adds considerably to the general excitement of landing on a mountain airstrip. At Lukla we will be met by our Sirdar and the entire trekking crew which includes Sherpas, kitchen staff and porters who will be with us for the duration of the trek. After a sort out and a cup of tea, we begin our trek to Monjo. Overnight at Monjo.

DAY 04: MONJO - NAMCHE (3440M) - Guest House accommodation        

After three hours of following the banks of the Dudh Kosi River we come to a spectacular suspension bridge, which marks the start of the climb up to Namche. Near the halfway point up the hill views of Everest (29,028’/8,850m) and Lhotse (27,916/8,511m) come into sight. Namche is the most prosperous and largest town in the Khumbu. A traditional – trading center, a market is held every Saturday. The wares on display include grains and vegetables, tennis shoes and trinkets as well as hand woven aprons and Tibetan boots. Thamserku (21,806 ‘6,648m) and Kwangde (20,417/6,224m) loom to the east and west, and the sacred mountain Khumbila (18,729/5,707m) dominates the skyline to the north behind the village. Time –8hours.

Please take note that this is a tough day but the head guide will liaise with the trek leader on how everyone is feeling and make camp (tea house) at Monjo which is approximate half way to Namche. Head to Namche next day.

DAY 05: NAMCHE (acclimatization day) - Guest House accommodation        

A day walk towards Thame (12,467/3,801m) for acclimatization. During an acclimatization day it is important to take some sort of exercise and preferably to gain some altitude before sleeping at the same height for a second night. From Namche we traverse westwards on our acclimatization walk with views of Kwangde (20,806’/6,343m) and the waterfalls, cascading off its flanks into the Bhote Kosi far below. We cross the river higher up and climb up through rhododendron forest to Yak pastures, which Surround Thame. This is the birth place of Tenzing Norgay, the first Sherpa ever to climb Mt. Everest. Time 6 – hours round trip, it is easy to cut it short for anyone finding it hard going.

DAY 06: NAMCHE  - TENGBOCHE (3863M) - Guest House accommodation        

The trail descends forming a dramatic View of Ama Dablam (21, 9641/6,696m) and Kangtaiga (22,235’/6,779m) flanked by the towering heights of Sagarmatha (the Nepalese name for Everest).Lhotse and Nuptse. Cross the Dudh Kosi at Phungithanga and climb through rhododendron forest to the saddle at the top of the hill. Here lies Tengboche, the main monastery of the Khumbu area. The views from here are unforgettable. Tengboche lies at the base of Kangtaiga and the spur of this ridge affords panoramic views of the main peaks of Khumbu including Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. Time – 5 hours.

DAY 07: TENGBOCHE - DINGBOCHE (4412M) - Guest House accommodation                

Descend from Thyangboche and again cross the Imja Khola, and then trek uphill gradually to Pangboche. There is an interesting Gompa site above the main village. The trekker is in the midst of the Himalaya here, with spectacular views all round. For acclimatization, there is a need to spend two nights around the 14,000’/4,268m level and Dingboche lying in a sheltered spot above the Imja Khola is generally more attractive than Pheriche. It is however, of note that the Himalayan rescue association has their aid post at Pheriche. Time – 5 hours

DAY 08: DINGBOCHE (4412M) Rest and acclimatization day - Guest House accommodation        

A day walk up to Chukung (4730m) is highly recommended. The route gradually ascends to the few scattered stone huts that make up the settlement. To the south are ever changing views of Ama Dablam and to the north the massive walls of the Nuptse ridge and the south face of Lhotse.  Time – 5 hours.

DAY 09: DINGBOCHE   - LOBUCHE (4,910M) - Guest House accommodation        

The route past Pheriche slants over a ridge and stays above the village. It joins the trail below Thugla. There are great views of Cholatse (21,129/6,442m) across the valley. After another steep ascent, the trail climbs up and over the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. Up and along the west lateral moraine of the Glacier, the trail is in parts. Stark and rugged beauty creates almost a moonscape. Camp site at Lobuche, a windswept collection of huts tucked in a narrow meadow between the glacier and the Lobuche peak (20,192/6,156m). Tawache and Nuptse are particularly spectacular from Lobuche, towering almost 2 kilometres directly overhead. Time 5 Hours.

DAY 10: LOBUCHE - KALAPATTAR (5545m) - GORAKSHEP (5160M) - Guest House accommodation        

The route continues along the north bank of the Khumbu glacial moraine crossing rough boulder fields. Great views of Pumori and all the peaks across on the other side of the glacier. There is a short descent down into a sandy bowl known as Gorak at the foot of Kallar Patter.

After small stop at Gorakshehep you climb Kalapattar (5545m). The actual distance is not so far but you take it very slowly to compensate for the altitude stopping at Gorakhshep (5288m) for a light lunch. You then take the climb to Kala Pathar (5545m) from where you can see the Everest Base Camp is just down. This is a hard pull but the view from top surpasses anything you can imagine. All around us flow huge glacier ice. The mountains of PUMORI (7145m), LINGTREN (6697m) and Khumbutse (6623m) separate you from Tibet, and just over the Lho La pass. You see the huge rock of Changtse (7550m) in Tibet itself. But the queen of them all - Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest 8848m) towers over everyone. Time 7 hours.

DAY 11: EVEREST BASE CAMP DAY TRIP and BACK TO ZHONGLHA (4,835m) - Guest House accommodation             

From Gorakshep there is a short steep descent down the lateral moraine onto the Khumbu glacier. Once on the glacier the route meanders through the Ice bluffs following a well-worn trail laid down by the yaks supplying base camp. It takes approximately four hours to reach base camp at 5,360M/17,044’. Once at base camp the Sherpas will organize a small Puja, ceremony, with prayer flags and incense to mark your arrival. Great opportunity to take photos on the Khumbu ice fall. The return retraces the route to Lobuche and further down to Zhonglha.     Time 7 hours.

DAY 12: Cross Cholapas (5420m) and trek to Dragnak (4765m) - Guest House accommodation   -      Time 8 hours.

DAY 13: Trek to Gokyo Laka (4750m)  - Guest House accommodation   

An easy but slow day due to the altitude. We arrive at Gokyo‐ a high altitude Sherpa settlement along one of many lakes which dot the left side of the Ngozumpa glacier. Gokyo and Luza are typical of the high seasonal settlements used by Sherpas for grazing livestock and growing barley and potatoes.   Time 5 hours

DAY 14: TREK TO GOKYO RI and GOKYO PEAK (5357m)  – trek down to DOLE (4200m) - Guest House accommodation        

Start early up the ridge 5357m above camp provides a spectacular view of the Everest trinity – Nupse (7881m), Lhotse (8503m) and Everset (8850m)- as well as Makalu (8477m) looming far in the east. With the Ngozumpa Glacier 609 meter below; the Cho Oyu wall is near to the left; and the trail we take over the Chuguima Pass down to the right – this will be one of the trek’s most memorable day.  Time 8 hours

DAY 15: DOLE – NAMCHE BAZAR 3440M - Guest House accommodation        

The trail descends till Phortse Thanga and it takes about 1 and half hour. Then the trail steep ascends until reaching Mongla; a place having beautiful view which takes about 1and half hour. Then continue your trek keep gently descending till Kyangjuma. After lunch there, continue until Namche Bazar.  Time 7 hours

DAY 16: NAMCHE BAZAR – LUKLA 2800M - Guest House accommodation        

Most people head towards Lukla with a heavy heart. There is something very special about the setting, the villages, the people of the high Khumbu hills and valleys and it is sad to leave them. After the sharp descent to the Dudh kosi we cross it by the high suspension bridge and then enjoy a pleasant day walking back through the valley villages of Monjo, Benkar and Phakding and then the deceptively long climb leading up to Lukla. Our campsite and lodge are well located and offer a good final resting sport for the one night stay before the early morning departure. This evening a party is organized with our trekking crew during which  there is lots of Nepalese dancing and everyone is expected to dance!!! After the party with heavy hearts bid them goodbye. At this point it is recommended that the trek leader collect tips that clients may wish to give to the trekking crew.  Time 7 hours

DAY 17: LUKLA ‐ KATHMANDU - Hotel accommodation        

Flights to Kathmandu operate during the mornings before the winds above the Dudh Kosi build up. The take – off is as  spectacular as the earlier landing – and then 45 minutes later, Kathmandu. You will be met and transferred to your hotel. Overnight hotel – sharing bed & breakfast basis.

DAY 18: In Kathmandu. Hotel accommodation. Overnight in hotel in Kathmandu ‐ Bed & Breakfast        


Day of leisure in Kathmandu. Transfer to airport. Depart Kathmandu

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We advise all participants not to expect western standard of comfort, lodges have basic but good enough sleeping bed. Using these simple lodgings allows us to offer what for many, is a lifetime dream at an affordable price.For those who wish to have attached bath and toilet facilities, should let us know for special arragement at extra cost. 

Private arrangement trek cost: Please note: this is not a group departure. Price applies according to the number of participants as below.

1   pax          US$ 1980 per person

2   pax          US$ 1675 per person

3-5 pax         US$ 1590 per person

6-9 pax         US$ 1550 per person

10-15pax       US$ 1495 per person

16+ pax         US$ 1460 per person

SGL room supp: US$150

Cost Includes:

01. All meals and accommodation in standard lodge during the trek

02. Service of trekking guide and Sherpa assistant for bigger group

03. Porters to carry personal baggage (each 15 kg.)

04. Accident insurance for staffs and porters

05. Domestic Airfare - Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu

06. National park entry permit, trekking permit

07. Arrival and departure transfers.

08. Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on BB using 2 star hotel

Cost does not include:

01. Personal clothing and sleeping bag

02. Personal accident and health insurance

03. Emergency evacuation and medical expense

04. Alcoholic and bottled beverage, mineral water, laundry, and tips

05. Any other services and expenses that are not specifically mentioned

06. Expenses due to flight delay, sickness other contingencies

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  • Price : USD 1365
  • Destinations : Everest, Solukhumbu
  • Max Elevation : 5545
  • Weather : Spring and Autumn are good time to visit this area
  • Trip Duration : 19 days
  • Trip Grade : Streneous
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