$ 1450
Gokyo Lakes Trek
Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek 4
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Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek 1

Overview

The Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking provides the numerous opportunities to witness the Himalayan range. The glacial lake, Sherpa community culture, glacial rivers and alpine forests are the highlights of the Everest region. Furthermore, the Gokyo Cho La Pass trekking presents the trailers for the peak climbing as well. The aspiring trekkers who are searching for the high altitude madness and wilderness in the bulk of snow comprising of the glacial river and lake, the Gokyo Ri Trek is the best destination to relish that dream.

The joyous Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking journey starts from the adventurous flight up to the Lukla from Kathmandu. The majestic mountain range view along the flight would take away all your monotonous and drabness of your life. The Lukla is the gateway to the majestic Mount Everest and most of the trekkers. In this region trek usually,  starts from Lukla, however, the trek can be started from Jiri too. The first day of the Gokyo Cho la Pass trekking would act as an acclimatization act as it consists of the light hiking to the Phakding.

The next day adventurous trekking would take you to the Namche Bazaar the Sherpa hub in the Khumbu region. The next destination for the Everest trekkers would be the Everest View Hotel, which is the highest located hotel in Earth from where the majestic view of Mahalangur Himalayan Range can be seen. The touristic eyes will not be able to capture this enigmatic beauty of mother nature neither can the lens of the camera can capture to the fullest.  This short hiking can be considered as the acclimatization hiking before embarking the journey to the Gokyo Lakes Trek and Everest Base Camp.

The Gokyo Cho La Pass trekking from the Namche to Gokyo Lake would be an enthralling experience passing by Dole and Machhermo. Furthermore, the short hiking of Chukung and Gorekshep prepare you for the trek to Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar. The five lakes present in the Gokyo region in altitude around 5000m would surprise you with the design of the geographical setting in the Khumbu region. It seems as if the god himself created heaven on earth so that he/she could come here for the relaxation and revitalization process.

The majestic glacial lakes could be compared to the romantic tales of Shakespeare tale.  The glacial lake helps you to forget all the pain and hardship done while trekking to the place. The lakes and the tales of climbers in the Everest would ignite your creativity; moreover, you do your work back home with lots of exuberance and perseverance. This Trekking also popular for the Pumori Peak Climbing, Lobuche Peak Climbing or Everest Expedition team.

Witness this gigantic mountain range and serene lakes up there in the Himalayas in a superb manner, with the help of expert guidance of Peregrine Treks Pvt. Ltd. Come, witness, this Himalayan nation as it is said that naturally Nepal once is not enough.

 

Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking Itinerary & Other Details

Day 1: Arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft)
Day 2: Fly to Lukla from Kathmandu and trek to Phakding (2651m/8700ft) 8km, 3 hrs trek
Day 3: Phakding to Namche (3440m/11280ft) 11km, 6-7 hrs
Day 4: Namche Acclimatization day or exploration day
Day 5: Namche to Tengboche (3870m/12694ft) 10km, 5-6 hrs
Day 6: Tengboche to Dingboche (4360m/14300ft) 9km, 5-6 hrs
Day 7: Dingboche 2nd acclimatization day
Day 8: Dingboche to Lobuche (4940m/16207ft) 7km, 5-6 hrs
Day 9: Lobuche to Gorakshep (5170m/11280ft) and EBC (5364m/17549ft) 13km, 7-8hrs
Day 10: Gorakshep to Kalapather (5545m/16961ft) and return back to Dzongla (4830)
Day 11: Trek to Dragnak or Thangna via crossing Cho La Pass (5420 M)
Day 12: Trek to Gokyo Lake (4790)
Day 13: Climb Gokyo Ri (5483 M) and trek to Dole
Day 14: Trek down to Namche 5 hours
Day 15: Trek down to Lukla, 7-8 hours
Day 16: Fly back to Kathmandu, 32 minutes
Day 17: Full day Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing
Day 18: Departure to your country


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Day 01

Arrival in Kathmandu (1338 m/ 4390 ft)

A warm welcome to Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport! As you landing at airport, line up for your visa process with one passport size photo and $25 for one week $40 for 15 days $100 for three months then go one flower down to claims your luggage after custom formalities. When you get out to the waiting terminal, you will meet our airport representative holding Peregrine Treks & Expedition Pvt. Ltd. Signboard with your name to greet you. You will then transfer to the hotel at Thamel driving around 20 to 25 minutes from Airport. You can rest at hotel to recover your legs or have free time to explore the Thamel market. You are free for your dinner with your guide and overnight at hotel.

Day 02

Fly to Lukla ( 2800 m. 9184 ft) and trek to Phakding (2652 m./8700 ft)

We will drive to you Kathmandu domestic airport for Lukla flight. After 32 minutes adventures flight of beautiful green hill and snow capped mountain views, your arrival will be at Tenzing-Hillary Airport Lukla, from where you start your trek. We will meet our additional staff in Lukla and do some packing but you will enjoy with a cup of tea at the tea house or introduce with porters. Now start our trek descending on paved stone steps through the rhododendron forest to arrive Chaurikharka, head up to the Dudh Koshi valley enjoying with green hill views along your trekking route. We will cross some suspension bridge, observe white colour painted stone, the main wall to arrive Phakding walking around 3 hours. Have dinner and overnight at lodge.

Day 03

Trek to Namche Bazar (3440 M/11283 ft)

After breakfast, we start our trek from Phakding crossing suspension bridge and will see the magnificent views of Mt. Thamserku (6608m/21675ft) from Bunker village where we suggest having some tea break. We trek again and cross the suspension bridge to arrive, Monjo, where there is Sagarmatha National Park Check Point, show your permit and walk down to Jorsalle for your lunch. You will be a little bit lazy after having lunch but you start your trek through the Dudhkoshi River, you will cross Hillary suspension bridge again. As you climb uphill to Namche, the superb view of Kwangde Peak, Kusumkangaru Peak, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Tawache and many of mountains greet us. Finally, we reach Namche Bazar after hard steep uphill walking. Namche Bajar is the hometown of Sherpa People where there are many tea houses, trekking shop, German bakery and post office.

Day 04

Namche bazar to Everest View Hotel and return back to Namche for acclimatization

Today is acclimatization day in Namche. Early in the morning, you can walk up the Namche view point to see the spectacular sunrise views up on the Mt. Everest, Amadablam, Thamserku, and more other small snow capped mountain and there is more possibility to be clear weather to see the mountain views. It is also suggested to hike up to Everest view hotel or Khumjung for your good acclimatization to go base camp without any risk and difficulty. Come back to the hotel and enjoy playing cards with your staffs for you good time pass.

Day 05

Trek to Tengboche (3860 M)

After our breakfast, we have to climb some stone stairs to catch the narrow mountain highway which offers panoramic views of Thamserku, Kusum Kangaru, and Kangtega. The views of Ama Dablam, Everest, Lhotse, and Tawetse are opened from Sanasa after walking around 2 hours, then we will drink a cup of tea there enjoying mountain views, We then trek down though the rhododendron and Phir trees to come to the crossroad with one way leading to Gokyo lakes trek. After one and half hour of descending, we arrive at Phungi Thaanka for lunch and another two hours of the climb to Tengboche is strenuous. When we arrive in Tengboche , you will enjoy with panoramic views of the snow giant and visit Tengboche monastery then overnight at hotel.

Day 06

Trek to Dingboche (4410 M)

Early in the morning, we will visit Tengboche monastery if you want and trek down to Deboche through the rhododendron forest and a further walk to Imja Khola valley to cross the suspension bridge then 2 hours climb uphill to Pangboche (3930m), a Sherpa village with the oldest monastery in this region. After one more hour, we will arrive at Somare and have lunch. Then, we trek uphill to Dingboche another two more strenuous hours.

Day 07

Dingboche (5100 M)

Today is second acclimatization day in Dingboche so we will climb Nagarjuna (5100m) hill or go to Chukung valley and come back to Hotel. You will have good rest in the late afternoon but you can enjoy playing cards with your guide, porters and have good dinner for tomorrow to store power for Everest Base camp and Cho La pass.

Day 08

Trek to Lobuche (4910 M)

The trekking starts with uphill and the trail would be in small Mountain Valley. The place is so romantic because of the picturesque views of the mountains and surrounding hills. Once we have take lunch in Dukla then steep uphill trekking would take you to the Lobuche.

Day 09

Trek to Everest Base Camp and back to Gorekshep

This day’s trekking ends in anticipation. Though the trekking body starts to drain out the anticipation of reaching the foothill of the world’s tallest mountain motivates your will power. Once you have reached the EBC the views and grandeur of the region make you awestruck. If the time is during the climbing season of the Everest then the meeting of the climbers and listening to their tales would be a mesmerizing experience. Once you have savoured and walked in the lap of Mount Everest you have to trek back to Gorakshep for accommodation.

Day 10

Climb Kalapattar (5545 M) and return back to Dzongla (4830)

Hike up to Kalapather (5545m) early morning for the sunrise view up on the Mt. Everest. It takes about 2and half to 3 hours all the way up. Better to have an early meeting the dinner time with your guide. After taking pictures of stunning views of Mt. Everest and neighbouring mountains then descend down to Goraksheep for your breakfast trek to Zongla for another 6 hours.

Day 11

Trek to Dragnak or Thangna via crossing Cho La Pass (5420 M)

We start early before at five to take advantage of the stable early morning weather pattern that generally prevails in the Himalaya. Depending on the weather conditions, it generally takes us 3 hrs to reach the saddle of the Chola Pass (5420 m.) from Zongla. There will be time on the top of the pass to soak in the experience before the descent into the Drangnak for the camp. Today would be special and for some of the highlight trip. The views are excellent whole day. Words fail to describe the beauty and the sense of achievement of this pass crossing. Walking down would be hard on the rocky land. Another more three hours will take to arrive Dranak from the top. Finally, we descend to our camp beside, the steep south face of Cho-Yu. Overnight Lodge.

Day 12

Trek to Gokyo Lake (4790)

The trail slowly goes to the Ngozumpa glacier edge after short walking, which is the longest glacier in Nepal. Arrive the other side of the glacier; we get views of the second of the Gokyo lakes on the series of six lakes, a short distance from third Gokyo Lake. On the right edge of this lake stands the Gokyo Village where we spend night. We bunk out for the night at this beautiful village of Gokyo including full board meals in the Lodge. Today is the short walk about 3 hours approximately.

Day 13

Climb Gokyo Ri (5483 M) and trek to Dole

Today we will weak up around four o’clock according to dinner time’s information from your guide and will take some water and flash light with you then start your trek up to Gokyo Ri. It takes about ¾ hours. Gokyo Ri is not only known for amazing and magnificent closer 90-degree views of Mt. Everest (8848 m), Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho-yu, Makalu and other uncountable small peaks but also the can see the incredible view of 6 series Lakes. You will have enough time to take some shots for your lifetime ever then descend down to the hotel for your breakfast and 5 hours descend down to Machermo or Dole as your itinerary and spend overnight at the local lodge with all meals included.

Day 14

Trek to Namche

Today is easy and enjoyable descent to the Namche Bajar for 5 hours, taking some shots of front mount Kangtega, Ama Dablam, Thamserku when you arrive at Namche and enjoy the last party to say good bye mountain.

Day 15

Trek back to Lukla

Today is long last day descending from Namche to Lukla normally takes about 8 hours but depend on your walking condition. When you arrive Lukla you will have the last dinner with your guide and porter.

Day 16

Fly back to Kathmandu

After breakfast in Lukla, You will fly back to Kathmandu and take rest.

Day 17

Full Day Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing

Full day Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing includes Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square with a private vehicle. We will provide farewell dinner at this evening at Typical Nepali Cultural Restaurant.

Day 18

Departure

This is the last day of your Nepal trip. We will drop you at the Airport before 3 hours than your scheduled flight.

Includes

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • Bed and Breakfast in three-star category hotel
  • Room in best available lodge and all meal (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)during trekking
  • Full day Kathmandu Valley guided sightseeing in private vehicle
  • All entrance fees during sightseeing
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu Flight ticket
  • An experienced English or other Language speaking guide and one assistance guide for more than 5 trekkers
  • One porter for two trekkers
  • Guide, porter and other necessary staff salaries, insurance, accommodation and food, and airfares if necessary
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt, achievement certificate and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary Permit and TIMS
  • First Aid Medical Kit or necessary normal medicine
  • Seasonal fruits during trek
  • Farewell dinners
  • All applicable government and local taxes

Excludes

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Hotel accommodation, Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of an early arrival in Nepal or late departure from Nepal, early return from the mountain because of any reason than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Personal Expenses like bar bills, telephone bill, laundry etc
  • Tipping for trekking crew members and driver
Everest Base Camp Trekking Map
 

Trip Facts

Destination:Nepal
Duration:18 Days
Group Size:2 to more
Arrival on:Kathmandu
Departure:Kathmandu
Max Altitude:5545
Difficulty:Tough
Accomodation:Three star hotel category in Kathmandu with bed breakfast
Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and dinner in trekking area

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