EBC Cho-La Pass and Gokyo Trek is the adventurous trek into the Everest region which combines the Everest base camp with the Gokyo valley and the high cho-La pass 5420m. This trekking trail offers the stunning views of many Himalayan giants like Mt. Everest (8848m.), Lhotse, Makalu, Ama dablam, Nuptse, Mt. Pumori and many more. The natural beauty, rich and unique culture of the Sherpa inhabitants.
Gokyo, a hidden valley with gorgeous blue lakes in the lap of Himalaya has its own reputation among the adventurous souls. Many trekkers yearn to visit the Gokyo valley as a side trip during their Everest Base Camp Trek and they feel their Everest trek incomplete if they happen to miss the trip to Gokyo Valley, Gokyo-Ri and the famous Cho- La pass The entire area is blessed with abounding natural beauty of shimmering Lakes. Beyond peace of mind at the tranquil appearance of the glacial Lakes, we can enjoy 360 degree panoramic views of four above 8000 m massifs and other mountain ranges from the best view point of Everest Region, the Gokyo Ri,because panorama from here is more spectacular than that from Kala Patthar viewpoint
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu arrive in Kathmandu and you meet our representative in the airport who will take you to your hotel.Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Kathamndu-Lukla- Phakding: Early departs to domestic airport for flight through the mountains to Lukla. After landing we have a short trek to Phakding (2610m).
Day 03: Phakding-Namche Bazer:Trails follows the Dudh Kosi valley upstream we cross and re-cross the river before making a final steep climb to the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar (3440m).
Day 04: Namche rest day for acclimatization: There is the option of a day hike to the Sherpa villages of Khumjung and Kunde and views of Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam from Everest view points.
Day 05: Namche to Tenggboche:The trek continues along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Kosi with magnificent views of the mountains. We will spend the night next to the Thyangboche monastery (3860m), the spiritual center of Khumbu region. Inside the monastery are incredibly ornate wall hangings, a 20-foot sculpture of Buddha,and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. If our group is lucky, we will see the Lama perform a ceremony and hear the mystical chanting and music
Day 06: Tengboche to Dingboche:Trek via the last permanent habitation of Pangboche to the seasonal settlement of Dingboche(4410m.
Day 07: Chhukung Valley explorer:There is the option of taking a light acclimatization hike up the valley-On option we make a day hike into the upper Imja Valley, to Chukkung valley (4730m) below the Tremendous 3,000 meter south face of Lhotse. After lunch at Chukkung return to Dingboche for overnight.
Day 08: Dingboche to Lobuche:Today's trail continues along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and passes by stone memorials for climbers who have perished on nearby summits. Lobuche (4910m).
Day 09: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5365m) then back to Gorak Shep (5181m.) 8 hours.This is another big and difficult day walk along the Khumbu Glacier and up to Everest Base Camp at 5365 meters, the closest you can get to Mt. Everest without mountaineering equipment. There will likely be a team there about to attempt the summit. The view of the Khumbu Icefall from Base Camp is spectacular. We return back to Gorak shep for the night.
Day 10: Hike up to Kalapattar (5555m) and trek back to Dzongla (4620m.) Most of morning in this day is spent 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 11: Dzonglha to Gokyo: today crossing a famous glacier pass at Everest region to another beautiful place Gokyo valley (4790m)
Day 12: climb to Gokyo Ri (5483m.) and trek to Machhermo (4410m.) climb the Gokyo Ri which emerges above the village in 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 13: Machhermo to Namche Bazaar (3440m.) From Machhermo we 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 Kyangjuma we walk in the flat path for some time and then descend to Namche.
Day 14: Namche to Lukla This day is the last day of trekking. From Namche we descend to Lukla passing through the forest of rhododendron and pine as well as Sherpa villages.
Day 15: Flight back to Kathmandu
Day 16: Transfer to airport flight back to your home.
Airport picks and drops by private vehicle
Accommodation during trek
Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during trekking
Experienced government license holder trek guide and porter to carry your luggage
Accommodation,food,drinks,salary,insurance,transportation for the Guide and porter
Everest national park entry permits
TIMS Card (Trekker's Information Management System card)
All additional government vat.
Domestic flight both ways from Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu
2 night Hotel in Kathmandu
Cost does not include:
Nepal entry visa fee
International air fare
Hot and cold drinks)
Bar bills,telephone bills and other personal expenses (shopping/ laundry)
All expenses due to unavoidable events e.g. flight cancellation,
personal illness, strike etc.
Incase emergency rescue helicopter if needed. We will mange.
Tips for porter and guide
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