The trek starts with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2800m) kickstarting the ascend with a short trek to Phakding, a small Sherpa Village, up through the valley of the milky river, known as Dudh Koshi amongst the locals to Namche Bazaar, the capital of the Sherpa country, exploring the riches of the cultures and traditions of the people in the local village. The trek move towards Tengboche, through Khunde and khumjung below Khumbuyula, a sacred mountain of the Sherpas in the Khumbu valley where one can bare witness the skull of mystical yeti. Tengboche monastery in Tengboche, (3867m) serves as a major landmark of the devotion of the Sherpa community towards Buddhism making it not only a religious centre but the breathtaking panorama that the mountains construct around the area resembles a beautiful set work of a wisely crafted movie including the Everest, Ama Dablam, Nuptse and Lhotse.
The community hunting ban in this area serves as a chance to witness the co-existence between the wild animals and the humans that can be seen lingering around the monastery, so don’t be surprised when a musk deer is about. Be prepared to be amazed. Moving past chhortens and steep hills, the trek through the Khumbu Glacier , leaving behind great snow walls, and glacial moraine behind us finally arriving at the Everest Base Camp (5335 m). The trek seems even more worthwhile upon reaching the black rock, known as Kalapatthar (5545 m) in the local tongue overlooking Ama Dablam, the Everest and Pumpri towering behind.
Cho la pass known for its challenging adventures because it is not only physically demanding but also tiring due to the harsh conditions and geography while conquering this quest of a lifetime. The Cho-La pass can be ventured as an extension of both, the Gokyo Valley trek or the Everest Base Camp. Cho La is the summit pass (5420m) that connects the Gokyo in the village of Thagnak (4700m) to the west and Dzongla (4830m) in the east to the Everest Base camp. Hence it can be ventured as the extension of any of these two treks. These two villages have been connected by Ngozumpa glacier, one of the longest glaciers which consist of unstable edges requiring trekkers to use crampons.
The Gokyo region is also famous for its lakes, Gokyo itself being one of the most important and famous amongst the five. Our name 5th Lake has also been derived from the Fifth lake of the region.
The trek not only serves a breathtaking palate of lakes but also the panoramic view of the whole Everest Region covering obviously the Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Pumori and Thamsekru. The view from the top of Gokyo ri makes all the trouble look like it had been nothing. It all seems more than justifying.
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Gokyo lakes Cho-la & Everest Base Camp
Day 01. Arrival and transfer to hotel 1350m
Day 02: Fly Kathmandu to Lukla 2800m & trek to Phakding 2600m
Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar 3440m
Day 04: Day of Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar 3440m
Day 05: Namche Bazaar to Dole 4200
Day 06: Dole to Machhermo 4470m
Day 07: Machhermo to Gokyo 4750m
Day 08: Gokyo ri 5460m to Thagnak 4700m
Day 09: Thagnak - Cho-la 5420m to Dzongla 4830m
Day 10: Dzongla to Lobuche 4950m
Day 11: Lobuche to Gorekshep, 5130m Base camp 5335m
Day 12: Gorekshep to Pheriche 4240m
Day 13: Pheriche to Tengbouche 3870m
Day 14: Tengbouche to Monzo 2840m
Day 15: Monzo to Lukla 2800m
Day 16: Flight to Kathmandu 1350m
Day 17: Free day at kathmandu
Day 18 Final departure
Duration 18days: ( 3 nights hotel in Kathmandu, 14 nights tea houses)
Note: The above itinerary can be designed according to your holiday. For further information please contact us.
Hotels in Kathmandu B/B plan.
Arrival and Departure transfers.
Twin sharing rooms / Tent accommodation (if necessary)
Accommodations in tea houses Full board.
National Park Entry Fee, Necessary trekking permits and documents.
First aid kit, PAC bag.
Trekking guide, Climbing guides / Asst guides & Porters.
Food, Insurance and salary for trekking staffs.
Lunch / Dinner in Kathmandu.
Personal expenses (All drinks, shopping).
Tour guide including entree fee.
Tips for the staffs expected but not compulsory.
Extra accommodation in Kathmandu which is not mentioned in itinerary.
Stunning views of Mount Everest and other 8000m peaks .
Trek up to the lakes go Gokyo Valley crossing Cho La pass .
Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site .
Mountain flight from kathmandu to lukla
Hike to Kala Pattar (18,192’) (sunrise and sunset views), Nangkartshang Peak (16,672’). and Everest Base Camp (17,590’).
Explore Sherpa villages and the ancient Thame, Pangbouche and Tengboche monastery.
Visit a school estd by Sir Edmund Hillary in the mountain village of Khumjung.