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Everest base camp trek with Gokyo Lake

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Trip Facts

Trip Grade: Strenuous
Best Season: Oct -Nov & March, April & May
Per Day Hiking: 6-7hrs
Elevation: 5316m
Accomodation: Tea House /Lodge
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Overview

Gokyo- Chola pass is optional trekking route to Everest Base Camp trek. This route is comparatively challenging and adventurous then main trail. Trekkers follow the main trail up to Sanasa for both EBC trek and Gokyo trek.  From Sanasa trials split as left to Gokyo and right to Everest Base Camp. Gokyo is a small settlement and teahouse, lodges are seasonable. The Gokyo lake trek is more popular among the trekkers due to its altitude where it is situated. Gokyo- Ri peak is known as the best view point and offers panoramic view of many mountain peaks including the majestic Mount Everest range. Further trek is Everest Base camp, Cho-La pass is a bit challenging part of this trip. Everest base camp is ultimate destination situated at an altitude of 5316 meter and next is Kala- Pathar (Black- Rock) peak to explore entire Himalayan ranges of the Khumbu region. It takes 2 hours to the top and provides a panoramic view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhoste and Mt. Makalu. On the way down to Lukla we will have chance to visit the famous and biggest monastery in Tengbouche of Khumbu valley.

Trip Features

  • World heritage site in Kathmandu valley.
  • Khumbu valley & Kumjung village.
  • Sagarmatha national park.
  • Lukla air step.
  • Namache Bazar.
  • Gokyo lake & Cho-La pass
  • Panoramic view of Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Everest etc.
  • Everest Base camp.
  • Gorak Shep & Kala Pather.
  • Famous & popular Tengbouche monastery.

Short Itinerary

 

Day |01| Arrived to Kathmandu  

Day |02| Kathmandu city tour

Day |03| Fly to Lukla (2800 M) trek to Phakding (2600 M) 

Day |04| Trek to Namche Bazaar (3600 M)

Day |05| Acclimatazation day (3600 M)  

Day |06| Trek to Phortse Tanga (3680m)

Day |07| Trek to Dole   

Day |08| Trek to Machhermo (4470m)

Day |09| Trek to Gokyo (4750m)

Day |10| Rest day 

Day |11| Trek to Cho – La Pass Aand Dzonla (5420m)

Day |12| Trek to Lobuche (4910m)

Day |13| Trek to Gorakshep and Kalapather (5140m)

Day |14| Visit to base camp (5316m) back to Lobuche (4910m) 

Day |15| Trek to Pangbouche (3930m)

Day |16|Trek to Namache Bazaar (3860m)

Day |17|Trek to Lukla 

Day |18| Fly to Kathmandu 

Day |19| Free day in Kathmandu

Day |20| Departure  

 

Detail Itinerary

Upon arrival at Tribhuvan international airport in Kathmandu you will be received and transfer to hotel. After being refresh, the trip leader will briefing in details about the program and take a stroll at the local market. in the evening we offers you a welcome dinner at Nepalese restaurant with Nepalese traditional cultural program.
Today full day will be interesting guided tour to Kathmandu city, visit to historical monuments and religion holy places like temples, stupa and durbar squares. During the sightseeing, you will experience culturally diverse of Kathmandu valley and explore wonderful world heritage. Rest of time we will spend for preparation of the trek.
After, 45 minutes scenic flight from Kathmandu we will land at Lukla airport known as Hillary airport as well. After short with tea or coffee, we will start to walk towards Phakding village for overnight stop. It is an approximately five hour trek through the bank of Dudh Koshi River, and crossing beautiful village and picturesque farmland.
After an early breakfast, we continue our walk through Dudh-Koshi valley to Jorsale pass. This is official entry point of Everest trek. Further, continue along the trail, crossing the Bhote-Koshi River to begin the steeps climb up to Namache. Namache Bazaar is a busy, fun village. Trekkers can enjoy with mountain views and himalyan Sherpa culture
Today we will rest in Namache Bazaar for high altitude acclimatization. During the day we will make some short sightseeing near around the village, probably climb up Syanbouche hill for better view of snow capped mountain peaks include Mt. Everest and Khumjung village for Sherpa life style and culture experience
After breakfast, short climb up to the top of Namche Bazaar then begins the flat easy trail up to Sanasa but it is narrow on the steep hill. From Sanasa we will take left trail, which climbs gently, but traverses a long distance around the ridge, or the steep staircase-like trail made of rocks embedded in the narrow cleft of a large boulder. From the ridge at Mong the trail descends to Phortse.
The trail climbs steeply out of the valley through rhododendron forest, which gives way to fragrant stands of Juniper and large conifers at higher elevations. The route passes through the settlements of Tonga and Gyele (3960m) to Dole (pronounced doe-lay). The views of Khumbila and Tawachee (6542m) are tremendous throughout the day.
From Dole the trail climbs to Luza at 4360m. The track continues to climb along the side of the valley high above the river, crossing sandy spurs to reach Machermo at 4470m., offers panoramic views of mountains
Beyond Machhermo the trail climbs a ridge for an excellent view both down the valley to Kantega and up towards Cho-Oyu (8153m). Further than the ridge the valley widens as the trail passes through Pangram at 4390m. We descend to the river bank before beginning the climb up to the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpa glacier. Afterwards the trail levels out as it follows the valley past a second lake, then finally up a boulder-strewn path to Gokyo at 4,750m.
The trail descends from Goykyo, passing the second lake. About halfway between the first and second lakes a trail leads across the moraine to the east and the Cho-La pass at 5,420m. The pass is not difficult but it is steep and involves a glacier traverse on the eastern side.
Continue along the moraine of the glacier, with views of Kalapathar and Pumori, before reaching Lobuche at (4910m) for your evening stay. This is the last stop before the climb to the base camp the next day. It is important to take the time to rest and acclimatize for this unforgettable day.
This trail gives a good view of Pumori and there are beautiful views of the Everest group from Gorakshep and Kalapathar.
Everest Base Camp is situated at an elevation of 5316 m. Trekkers feel understandably great satisfaction in reaching here as the Everest Base Camp is not only full of history but breathtakingly dramatic, perched at the foot of the infamous Khumbu icefalls.
We retrace our steps to Duglha then go straight up the hill from the bridge to reach an upper trail. Staying high above the valley floor, we pass the yak pasture at Dusa to a chorten at the head of the Imja valley.

What are included ?

  • All arrival and departure, airport/ hotel transfer
  • Four nights accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner with Nepalese culture program
  • Guided Kathmandu city sightseeing tour including entrance fees
  • Sagarmatha National Park entrance and trekking permit & TIMS card.
  • Kathmandu / Lukla/ Kathmandu round trip flight ticket and departure taxes
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner) tea/ coffee during the trek
  • Teahouse/ Lodge accommodation during the trek
  • An experienced guide including his flight, salary, equipment insurance, lodging and food.
  • Porter/s (2 trekkers =1 porter carry 15 Kg) his salary, insurance, lodging and food
  • A first Aid medical kit box
  • All government tax and local taxes

What are not included ?

  1. International flight ticket to and from Kathmandu
  2. Nepalese visa fee
  3. Lunch and dinner in (city) Kathmandu
  4. Extra baggage charge to Lukla (Per person 15 kg is allowed)
  5. Travel and personal insurance
  6. Emergency evacuation service
  7. Personal bar bills,  battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc.
  8. Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  9. Tips for guide and porters

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The itinerary listed is a guideline and standard pattern which we provide you. This trekking can be modified according to your time and requirements. We will be pleased if you provide every minor details about your trip.
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