Gokyo Lake and Chola Pass Trek

22 days | Best season: March to May, Sept. to Nov. | Min. 2 persons. | Max altitude: 5,545m | Moderate to Strenuous trekking

Home land of the Sherpa people, Buddhist cultural experiences, an ultimate dream for all adventurous people to see Everest. Famous mountaineering region, unforgettable panoramic views, well conserved bio-diversity. Gokyo lake and Cho La Pass trek takes you to the foot of Mt. Everest traversing across the high Cho La pass at an altitude of 5,420m. This is a classic and an unbelievable trekking, visiting all of the high valleys of the Khumbu area with extra time at Gokyo to explore the upper Gokyo valley. While in Gokyo valley, we will have time to climb Gokyo Ri 5,360m. From here we can observe the world famous four peaks above 8000m namely Cho Oyu (8201m.), Makalu (8463m.), Lhotse (8,516m.) and Mt. Everest (8,848m.) exposed above Gokyo. Our camp at Gorakshep provides the opportunity to ascend to Kala Patthar 5,545m for more spectacular views of the surrounding mountains, including the black rocky ramparts of Everest's southwest face.

Gokyo lake and Cho La Pass trek will lead to Gokyo Lake and over the Cho La pass making a circuit of Tawache and Cholatse. Emerging into the Khumbu Valley above Lobuche the trail continues up to Kala Patthar and then back to Lukla via Tengboche and Namche Bazaar. To top off this unique trek we climb Gokyo Ri (5,488m) for a panoramic view of the greatest mountain scenery in the world - including five 8,000m giants and innumerable other peaks of the Khumbu Himal.

GLIMPSE OF GOKYO LAKES


ITINERARY

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu city sightseeing including major heritage and historical spots.
Day 03: Flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. Trek to Phadking (2,700m). Overnight in lodge.
Day 04: Phadking to Namche Bazaar (3,420m). Overnight in lodge.
Day 05: Phortse Thanga to Dole (4,200m). Overnight in lodge.
Day 06: Namche to Phortse Thanga (3,500m). Overnight in lodge.
Day 07: Phortse Thanga to Dole (4,200m). Overnight in lodge.
Day 08: Dole to Machhermo (4,410m). Overnight in lodge.
Day 09: Machhermo to Gokyo (4,750m). Overnight in lodge.
Day 10: Acclimatization day in Gokyo. Explore around.
Day 11: Gokyo to Thangna. Overnight in lodge.
Day 12: Thangna to Dzongla (4,830m). Overnight in lodge.
Day 13: Dzongla to Lobuche (4,910m). Overnight in lodge.
Day 14: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,160m). Overnight in lodge.
Day 15: Site trip to Kalapattar (5,445m) and Everest Base Camp (5,360m).
Day 16: Gorekshep to Pheriche. Trek back to Pheriche. Stay at guest house – lunch, dinner and breakfast.
Day 17: Pheriche to Tengboche. Overnight in lodge.
Day 18: Trek back to Namche. Stay at guest house.
Day 19: Trek back to Lukla. Stay at guest house.
Day 20: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu. Transfer to your hotel.
Day 21: Freeday in Kathmandu.
Day 22: Transfer to airport. Trip concludes!