|Destination:||Nepal||Activity:||Trekking & Hiking|
|Duration:||18 days||Group Size:||Minimum 02|
|Max Altitude:||5545 Meters||Difficulty:||Moderate|
Mount Everest Base Camp with Gokyo-Ri Trek is an ideal trek package for adventure seekers who are looking for a truly wild experience.This trek combines the picturesque Everest Base Camp with Gokyo lakes and Cho La Pass (5,240 m), one of the highest passes in the Khumbu region.With the Sherpa communities offering the surreal company, you can wander through their culture and lifestyle. Similarly, the Sagarmatha National Park presents yet another opportunity to traverse deep into the Himalayan wilderness.
Mount Everest Base Camp with Gokyo-Ri trek begins with your arrival in Kathmandu.During your stay in Kathmandu, you will get on an exploration through the discreet alleys and explore sites like Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Swayambhunath, which are also enlisted as world heritage sites by UNESCO.From Kathmandu, you take a scenic flight over the high mountains and arrive at Lukla.The trail from Lukla takes you along the banks of Dudh Koshi River and through the lush valleys with abundant flora and fauna to reach Namche Bazaar.From Namche Bazaar,the trek continues towards the Everest Base Camp via Tengboche, Dingboche, and Lobuche. You follow the exploration of the base camp by hiking to the Kalapatthar viewpoint offering up-close views of the mountain peaks like the Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Ama Dablam (6,856 m), Cho Oyu (8,188 m), and Nuptse (7,861 m) among other ranges of Himalayas. En route Gokyo village, you will have to cross the Cho La Pass (5420m) which is a formidable challenge but an equally thrilling climb.From the pass, you can see the mesmerizing views of the Gokyo valley and the Gokyo lakes. On the way, you also get an opportunity to see the Ngozumpa glacier,the biggest glacier in Nepal. The fascinating landscapes, majestic mountain views, traditional villages, and the heartwarming hospitality of the Sherpa people makes Everest Base Camp Chola Pass Trek one of the finest adventures in the Khumbu region.
Ace Vision Treks provides you with the ultimate trekking experience in the Mount Everest Base Camp with Gokyo-Ri. We have expert trek guides and highly professional staffs who will accompany you in this trek. The company will arrange your trekking permit and transport as well as accommodate you in the finest lodges and teahouses.
Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival (1300m) | Welcome Dinner
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2840m) and trek to Phakding (2610m) 3 hrs
Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 6 hrs
Day 05: Rest and acclimatization day at Namche
Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m) 5-6 hrs
Day 07: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m) 6-7 hrs
Day 08: Acclimatization day at Dingboche
Day 09: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m) 6-7 hrs
Day 10: Trek to Everest base camp (5364m) via Gorakshep (5140m) 8 hrs
Day 11: Hike to Kalapatthar (5545m) andTrek to Dzongla (4830m) 6 hrs
Day 12: Trek from Dzongla to Gokyo (4790m) 5 hrs Visit 5th lake (4990m) and back to Gokyo 3 hrs
Day 13: Hike to Gokyo Ri (5360m) and trek down to Dhole (4110m) 5-6 hrs
Day 14: Trek from Dole to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 6-7 hrs
Day 15: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2840m) 5-6 hrs
Day 16: Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 17: Spare Day (In case of Bad weather)
Day 18: Departure to international airport for your final flight
The trip begins with your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport. Our company representative will welcome you at the airport. Then, you will be transferred to the hotel to rest and unpack. In the evening, you join the group and the company representatives and trek participants for a welcome dinner. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
After breakfast at the hotel, you meet your tour guide and get a briefing about the tour. Beginning the tour, you head to the Swayambhunath stupa located to the northwestern hill of Kathmandu.Following with a tour around the historically adorned Kathmandu Durbar Square, you head to the Hindu pilgrimage site of Pashupatinath. Finally, the tour ends with a stroll around the Boudhanath stupa. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
Early in the morning, you fly to Lukla. This scenic flight heads to the Himalayan domain of the country with mesmerizing Himalayan views on offer. From the Lukla-the starting point of the trek, you head up the Dudh Koshi valley and follow the well-marked trail to reach Phakding. Although a short trek this, it sets you up for the challenging journey ahead. Overnight stay at Phakding.
Today’s trek is a little more challenging.You follow the riverbank of Dudh Koshi and gently rise through the rhododendron and magnolia forests.Soon, you arrive at Jorsalle which is the entry point of Sagarmatha National Park. Upon obtaining the entry permit of the national park, you gradually ascend through the serene forests to reach Namche Bazaar. Overnight stay at Namche Bazaar.
Namche is an ideal destination for acclimatization and even better for exploring. While acclimatizing to the high altitude, you can explore this Himalayan town and observe the prevalence of Buddhism-influenced culture and lifestyle of the Sherpa communities as you do so.You can also hike to the Everest Hotel from where you can enjoy the views of Nuptse(7,861m), AmaDablam(6,856m), Lhotse (8,414m), and the Mt. Everest(8,848m). Khumjung and Khunde villages are also great hiking destinations to acclimatize as well. Overnight stay at Namche Bazaar.
From Namche, you follow the flat and easy trail admiring the views the occasional views of Mt. Everest (8848m). The trail then descends deep into Dudh Koshi valley at PhunkiTenga. From here, the trail ascends along the right flank of Dudh Koshi valley and takes you all the way to Tengboche. Tengboche is the home to Tengboche monastery which is the largest in the Khumbu region. Overnight stay at Tengboche.
Today’s trek begins with a short descent.You walk through the tree line and then cross a bridge over a stream.Later, you walk in the dry hill along a rocky trail and gradually slide up crossing the Sherpa villages like Pangboche and Somare. The final ascent leads you further east and along the sparsely forested trail to reach Dingboche. Overnight stay at Dingboche.
The trek will have reached 4,410 meters at Dingboche. We often find the trekkers struggling if acclimatization is not done properly, so, we rest and explore the nearby area on this day. During your stay, you can visit the Chhukung village, Island Peak base camp, or just spend the day exploring the culture and lifestyle of Dingboche. Overnight stay at Dingboche.
The trail heading out of Dingboche crosses Imja River and quickly heads to a pastureland. The trek, hereon, offers plenty of alpine vegetation as the thick rhododendron forests get sparse. Passing Dusa on the way, you continue to ascend gradually. A steep ascent of the Thokla Pass (4830m) ensues a trek along the Khumbu Glacier to reach Lobuche. Overnight stay at Lobuche.
This day too entails a trek along the Khumbu Glacier. Shortly after you begin the trek, Lobuche Glacier accompanies you and you trek through the glacial moraines of these two glaciers. Crossing Lobuche Pass (5110m), you begin a slightly descending walk. Further ahead, you ascend to reach Gorakshep and rest for a while. The journey to Everest Base Camp begins as you pass Gorakshep Tsho and Pumori Base Camp. The Everest Base Camp offers magnificent panorama of Himalayas in the Everest region and the views of Khumbu Glacier and Icefall as well. After exploring the Everest Base Camp, you return to Gorakshep. Overnight stay at Gorakshep.
Today, you hike to Kalapatthar which is a renowned viewpoint. The hike to Kalapatthar can be tough and really cold as the place is very windy. Upon arrival, you can witness the magnificent sunrise over the Himalayas in the Everest massif including the Mt. Everest (8488m) and Lhotse (8414m).After spending some time here, you head down to Gorakshep for breakfast and then follow the descending trail to arrive at Dzongla. Overnight stay at Dzongla.
In the morning, you climb the Cho La Pass (5,420 m) and make your way to Gokyo. The climb to the top of the pass is challenging yet the Himalayan views atop the pass ascertain your toil was not in vain. The trail takes you to Ngozumpa glacier edge after some period of walking. This is the largest glacier in Nepal.After reaching the edge of the glacier, you can see the views of the Gokyo lakes. Gokyo village which is located near to the Gokyo Lake, hence the name of the village.Out of the six lakes,you proceed to explore the 5th lake known as Ngozumpa Tsoand then head back to Gokyo. Overnight stay at Gokyo.
The Gokyo region not only allows you to explore the lakes but also provides stunning mountain views.In the morning, you make a climb to Gokyo Ri (5,360 m). From here, you can see the views of the Gokyo valley, Ngozumpa glacier, and panoramic views of the mountains like the Mt. Everest (8,848 m),Cho Oyu (8,188 m), and Nuptse(7,861m).In the afternoon, you leave Gokyo and make a descending trail through the rhododendron and birch forest to reach Dhole. Overnight stay at Dhole.
The trail continues to follow the Imja River, crosses it, and climbs back up through the rhododendron forest.From Tengboche, you retrace your steps back to PhunkiTenga.The trail then takes you up to Sanasa and arrives at the high ridge above Dudh Koshi River.You pass several turnings and enjoy the final views of the Everest (8848m) before ending today’s trek at Namche. Overnight stay at Namche.
This is the last day of trekking. Leaving Namche behind,you gradually descend and then ascend to cross the Dudh Koshi River over numerous suspension bridges. Upon arrival at Lukla, you can enjoy the local beverages with the Sherpas and celebrate the completion of the trek. Today marks your final stay in the company of the Himalayas and the ethnic Sherpa communities. Overnight stay at Lukla.
You take an early morning flight from Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu. After checking into the hotel, you can go for some massage treatment to relieve the fatigue from the trek or head out for some souvenir shopping. Either way, the valley will treat you with satisfaction. You can enjoy the night at the restaurants and diners in the city. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
During the journeys in the Himalayas, the weather might not always be on your side. The trek and the flight from Lukla can be delayed or canceled because of the unpredictable climate that this region experiences. We allocate a spare day in case of the occurrence of such cases. If your journey is not disrupted, you can explore the Kathmandu city, else you return to Kathmandu on this day.
Today signals the end of the Everest Base Camp Trek with Chola Pass and you will return to your destination on a scheduled flight. Company staff will help you through the process and bid you farewell at the airport.
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