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Everest Gokyo Cho-La Pass Trek - 18 Days

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Trip Highlights

  • Nepal’s largest glacier
  • World’s highest national park
  • One the base of Mt. Everest
  • High snowcapped peaks
  • High alpine valley and forest
  • Rich valleys, traditional Sherpa villages
Everest Cho – la pass terk is another most popular Everest circuit route in Khumbu region. Cho-La pass is a summit pass at the altitude of 5,545m in the Solukhumbu district northern east of Nepal. Everest Cho- La pass trek is the home land of the Sherpa people, Buddhist culture experiences, an ultimate dream for all adventurous people to see Everest. Cho –La pass is famous mountaineering region, unforgettable panoramic views, well conserved bio- diversity camp trek is challenging trek trail in Everest region. Cho – La pass Everest base camp trek provide you best opportunity to explore the lifestyle of the Himalayan Sherpa people, their religion, customs and traditions. Alluring birds like the golden eagle, snow pigeon, red- billed and yellow- billed coughs and flowers like rhododendron (national flower of Nepal), magnolias, blue Pine, Juniper, and chirpine.
The route to Everest Cho- La pass trek are after a magnificent 40 minutes flight to Lukla from Kathmandu, we follow the Dudh Koshi valley, Phakding, Benkar, Monjo, to Namche Bazzar, Dole, Machhemo, Gokyo lake, Cho la pass, Everest base camp route. From the Gokyo peak \ Gokyo Ri enjoy stunning summit mountain including Everest, Makalu and Cho- oyo. From Gokyo Lake we follow a trail over Cho- La pass 5,545m and reach to Lobuche, Gorakshep, Everest base camp and kala pattar. After the ascent of Kalapattar and the impressive up close view s of Everest 8848m, Mt. Lhotse 8516m, Mt. Nuptse 7855m, Mt. Ama Dablam 6850m, Kantega 6809m, Kwangde 6194m and trek continue via Namche Bazzar to Lukla than by flight back to Kathmandu.
This 18 days Everest Cho-la pass trek seems to be quiet exhausted and difficult as we have to walk on these high altitude, but we found to see the beauty of this region is worth accepting the challenges.
Passing the Cho- La pass and heading to Gokyo valley we will see several lakes in the front of our eyes. These Gokyo lakes are sacred to both Hindu and Buddhist religions.
The best seasons for Everest Cho- La pass trek are March to May, September to November.  It is unparallel scenic, cultural and an adventurous experience and exciting, this route has great experience to capture the beauties of Dudh Koshi River, Gokyo valley and the grand Ngozumpa glacier, it is the biggest glacier of Nepal, which can be quiet difficult as well as thrilling.
  
Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuvan international airport (1300m.) Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing and trek preparation (1,300m), Overnight at Hotel.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,652) 3/4 hours, Overnight at Guest House.

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazzar (3440m) 6/ 7 hours, overnight at Guest house.

Day 05: Acclimatization day Namche Bazzar exploring & Acclimatization day, Overnight at Guesthouse

Day 06: Namche Bazzar to Dole (4,200m) 6/7 hours, Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 07: Dole to Machharmo (4,470m) 5/6 hours, Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 08: Machharmo  to Gokyo (4,790m),5/6  hours, Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 09: Acclimatize day, Explore Gokyo valley & Gokyo- Ri, Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 10: Gokyo  to Dragnak (4,700m) 3/ 4 hours, Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 11: Dragnak to High Chola Pass (5,420m) and walk down to Djungla (4,830m);7/8 hours , Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 12: Djungla to Lobuche (4,910m); 4/5 hours, Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 13: Lobuche  to Gorekshep and Everest Base camp excursion
(5,320m/EBC )/ (5,160m/Gorekshep) 6/7 hours , Overnight at Guesthouse

Day 14: Hike to Kalapatthar (5,500m) and Trek to Phireche  (4250m) 7/8 hours, Overnight at Guesthouse

Day 15: Phireche to Namche Bazzar (3,440m) 6/7 hours , Overnight at Guesthouse

Day 16: Namche Bazzar to Lukla (2,652m), 7/8 hours, Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 17: Fly to Kathmandu (1,300m) 40 Min. flight, overnight at Hotel.

Day 18: Final departure

Cost Includes

  • Arrival and Departure all transportation (airport to Hotel to airport)
  • 3 starts Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu, breakfast included. (03 nights)
  • Round- trip airfare ticket, (Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu)
  • Guest house accommodation while trekking.
  • Government license holder experienced local English speaking guide .
  • Potter service.
  • Staffs cost including their salary, accommodation, insurance, domestic airfare & Food.
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and Trekking meals 3 times a day.
  • All applicable trekking permits & TIMS
  • Down Jacket, sleeping bag & duffel bag. (To be return after trek finished)
  • Guided City tour in kathmandu by private vehicle.
  • 1 Core Trek T. shirt.
  • Trip Certificate
  • Local and government taxes.
  • Medical Kid box (Carried by your team leader)
  • Welcome & Farewell dinner.

DETAILS ITINERARY

Day 1

Arrive at Tribhuvan international airport (1300m)

At first we like to welcome you to Himalayan country Nepal, we will receive you at International airport of Kathmandu and drop you to the hotel through private vehicle. After resting some hours at night we will offer you a welcome dinner in Nepalese restaurant with traditional Nepalese food. Overnight at Hotel. (Included: Dinner)

Day 2

Kathmandu valley sightseeing and trek preparation (1,300m)

Taking breakfast our tour guide will take you to visit some historical and cultural places. Our program includes sightseeing around swayambhunath stupa known as the monkey temple, Pashupatinath temple which is famous for Hindu Holy site, Bouddhanath stupa which is famous for Buddhist holy place. Similarly we visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square which carries historical values. You can also have some shopping of Nepalese product and return back to the hotel. And at evening we will talk about our trek preparation with our guide. Overnight at Hotel. (Included: Breakfast)

Day 3

Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,652) 3/4 hours trek.

In the morning taking breakfast we will lead to airport to take an adventurous flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. It takes 40 to 45 minutes to reach at Lukla airport. Then we start our trek and head to Phakding. The trail drops steeply for bit then descends to the Tharo Koshi River, after crossing the Tharo Koshi River through the suspension bridge then we need to climb to Ghat and continue leads towards to Phakding. Overnight at Guesthouse. (Included: Breakfast, Lunch& Dinner)

Day 4

Phakding to Namche Bazzar (3440m) 6/ 7 hours trek.

Today, our trail goes continue uphill along the bank of Dudh Koshi River and after crossing this majestic river through suspension bridges laden with pray flag and reach to the Monju village. It is the entrance gate of the Sagarmatha National Park, after entering the Sagarmatha National park boundary gradual downhill walk brings us to the another suspension bridge our the Bhote koshi river to Jorsalle village again we need to cross the Bhote Koshi River. Then our trail climbs steepy with mountain views and finally we reach to Namche Bazzar. Overnight at Guesthouse. (Included: Breakfast, Lunch& Dinner)

Day 5

Namche Bazzar exploring & Acclimatization day

Today we take rest for the proper acclimatization with some excursion. Acclimatization is most important before heading higher, at Namche Bazzar most of the trekker acclimatization on their trek schedule. Namche Bazzar is the best point to acclimatize before pushing to go to Everest Base camp. During our fullleisure day we can take an interesting side hike up to Everest view point hotel which is up from Namche Bazzar to see wonderful panoramic view of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde and other snow peaks. And we can visit the Sherpa museum as well as a great place to learn Sherpa culture and history of mountaineering. Overnight at Guesthouse. (Included: Breakfast, Lunch& Dinner)

Day 6

Namche Bazzar to Dole (4,200m) 6/7 hours trek.

After rest day in Namche Bazzar, we follow on the gradual trail with short up and down over looking magnificent view of the great snow capped peak from Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama dablam, Thamserku, Kwangde and Tengboche monastery as well as other peaks also. Then our trail ascends the left side from Sanasa to Mongla Dhada and keep continues down to Phortse Thanga. After walking a few hours of ascending we will reach to hamlet village called Dole. Overnight at Guesthouse. (Included: Breakfast, Lunch& Dinner)

Day 7

Dole to Machharmo (4,470m) 5/6 hours trek.

After talking breakfast at Dole we climb to the scenic ridge above the Dole and ou trek continues to climb to Lhabarma and Luza. Our trail passes many summer settlements which are used when yaks are taken to these pastures to graze in the summer months. Moving ahead we can see an excellent views of Cho oyu (8,201m) while bank down the valley are the peaks of Kantega (6,783m) and Yhamserku (6,623m and continue walking through Lhabarma (4,330m), Luza(4,340m) and finally reach at Machharma. Overnight at Guesthouse. (Included: Breakfast, Lunch& Dinner)

Day 8

Machharmo to Gokyo (4,790m),5/6 hours trek.

Today our trek moves from Machharmo to Gokyo the trail climbs a ridge for an excellent both down valley to Kangtega and up towards to Cho- oyu. Beyond the ridge, the valley widens as the trail passes through Pangka and then descends to the River bank before climbing onto the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpa glacier. After our trail levels out as it follows the valley past a second lake which is known as the Longpong. After enjoying the lake view and after an hour of walking we will reach to Gokyo village on the edge of third lake. Overnight at Guesthouse. (Included: Breakfast, Lunch& Dinner)

Day 9

Acclimatize day, Explore Gokyo valley & Gokyo- Ri

Today we take rest at Gokyo and explore the Gokyo valley. Gokyo valley is a trade center for the Sherpa people. We will move to have some sightseeing around the valley. We will ascend to the Gokyo Ri for about 2 hours from where we can see the panoramic view of Cho- oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lotse, Makalu, Cholatse and Tawache and huge looking of Ngozumpa glacier which is the largest glacier of Nepal. After spending few hours and capturing some picturesque we will back to Gokyo hotel. Overnight at Guesthouse. (Included: Breakfast, Lunch& Dinner)

Day 10

Gokyo to Dragnak (4,700m) 3/ 4 hours trek.

After breakfast our trail leads to Dragnak. From Gokyo it takes 3 hours to reach at Dragnak. Our trek down an hour and cross the Ngozumba glacier and then continue walking we reach to Dragnak. Overnight at Guesthouse. (Included: Breakfast, Lunch& Dinner)

Day 11

Dragnak to High Chola Pass (5,420m) and walk down to Djungla (4,830m);7/8 hours trek.

Today we need to walk quite long and tough route as well as Cho- La pass day. So we need to start our trek early in the morning to cross the Cho La pass 5,420m height. Today we need to carry enough water and pack the lunch because we need to walk 6 – 7 hours and there is no any tea houses before our camp. This pass is not easy and involves a glacier as well as walking, along a rocky trail all the way to Djungla (4,830m). Before reaching Cho La pass we should walk up hill and then down way to the Djungla to the camp. Overnight at Guesthouse. (Included: Breakfast, Lunch& Dinner)

Day 12

Djungla to Lobuche (4,910m); 4/5 hours trek.

Today our trail will be quite shorter. We will climb down from Djungla and cross a bridge and then passes through a grassy trail. Enjoying the view of Lobuche peak we stretch up eventually through a ridge and we will join the way from Pheriche and Dingboche. On the way we can see the view of Amadablam, Kangtega, Thamserku, Toboche. Curving round through the wide gravelly river side, we will reach to Lobuche. Overnight at Guesthouse. (Included: Breakfast, Lunch& Dinner)

Day 13

Lobuche to Gorekshep and Everest Base camp excursion (5,320m/EBC )/ (5,160m/Gorekshep) 6/7 hours trek.

Today walk along 7 hours to reach at Everest Base camp. Walking over the rocky path with the view of glacier pond and icebergs, our trek starts we have to climb up through meadows and moraine stone steps and we reach to Gorak shep. This area offers the wonderful views of Mt. Pumari, Mt. Nuptse and other peaks. And continue heading Everest base camp. We will enjoy the moment at Everest base camp for some hours, a place of paradise. After spending some memorable time in base camp and we will return to Gorakshep. Overnight at Guesthouse. (Included: Breakfast, Lunch& Dinner)

Day 14

Hike to Kalapatthar (5,500m) and Trek to Phireche (4250m) 7/8 hours trek.

Early in the morning from Gorak shep we will hike to Kala pattar 5,550m for best sunrise view. The trail from Gorak shep to Kalapattar at the beginning steep climb up maximum half an hour then reach the flat land where have been attending Nepal government cabinet meeting regarding the issue of the global warming in 2009. We can see the view Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Pumari and Amadablam along with the entire mountain view of Khumbu Himalayan range. After 2 hours of walking we reach the highest view point with fresh morning air from Everest. Once you are in Kala Pattar you may feel that you are touching Mt. Pumori and close up view of Mt. Everest. Then we continue trek heading down through Lobuche and Dughla. Walking little further from Dughla we will cross the river comes from Everest base camp and Khumbu icefall then we will meet two trails we need to go through the lower one right hand side because this trail leads to Pheriche. Overnight at Guesthouse. (Included: Breakfast, Lunch& Dinner)

Day 15

Phireche to Namche Bazzar (3,440m) 6/7 hours trek.

Our trek leads down through the yak grazing area of Somare and pass through the Sherpa village Pangboche and along the Dudh Koshi River through a magnificent rhododendron forest to reach Tengboche. After walking down to the Phungi Tanga then cross the wooden bridge and climb up Tosanga, Kyang, then ollowing the descend route to Namche Bazzar. Overnight at Guesthouse. (Included: Breakfast, Lunch& Dinner)

Day 16

Namche Bazzar to Lukla (2,652m), 7/8 hours trek.

Trek continuously back to Lukla along the Dudh Koshi River, crossing the suspension bridge over Dudh koshi River and passing through impressive faith places of Buddhist, Culture prayer chorines and prayer flags. As we walk through the Sherpa villages of Jorsalle the exit gate Sagarmatha National park, Monju and Phakding. Beyond Phakding the trails follows a short descends continue level walk for a while then short steep climb up passes several Buddhist setups at Ghat village. From there the trail follows through scrub forest above the school and houses of Chaurikharka village then final climb up of our trek to reach Lukla. Overnight at Guesthouse. (Included: Breakfast, Lunch& Dinner)

Day 17

Fly to Kathmandu (1,300m) 40 Min. flight

Enjoying your last glimpse of the mountains today we will fly back to Kathmandu. After breakfast early in the morning we will head towards airport for scenic flight about 40 to 45 minutes to Kathmandu. Arriving at Kathmandu airport our guide will bring you to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel. (Included: Breakfast)

Day 18

Final departure

Today is your last day in Nepal. And we hope to see you again for next trek. Our staff will take you to the airport before 3 hours of your departure flight time. Thank you so much for coming to Nepal and choose our core trek for your adventurous trek.Have a nice and safe flight see you again (Included: Breakfast)

Cost Includes

  • Arrival and Departure all transportation (airport to Hotel to airport)
  • 3 starts Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu, breakfast included. (03 nights)
  • Round- trip airfare ticket, (Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu)
  • Guest house accommodation while trekking.
  • Government license holder experienced local English speaking guide .
  • Potter service.
  • Staffs cost including their salary, accommodation, insurance, domestic airfare & Food.
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and Trekking meals 3 times a day.
  • All applicable trekking permits & TIMS
  • Down Jacket, sleeping bag & duffel bag. (To be return after trek finished)
  • Guided City tour in kathmandu by private vehicle.
  • 1 Core Trek T. shirt.
  • Trip Certificate
  • Local and government taxes.
  • Medical Kid box (Carried by your team leader)
  • Welcome & Farewell dinner.

Cost Excludes

  • All kind of beverage including mineral water, Phone calls, laundry, hot shower during Trek
  • Travel and Rescue Insurance
  • Tipping to crew. 
  • Personal mountaineering gears
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended 
  • International airfare and airport departure tax
  • Visa fee, you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu
  • Do not mention the services apart from the services mentioned in "Cost Included services"
A pair of light hiking boots
A pair of sandals
2 pairs of woolen socks and 2 pair of hiking socks
1 medium poly pro shirt
1 pile jacket
1 down jacket
1 woolen hat
A pair of sunglasses
A pair of glove shells with liner or ski gloves (opt.)
A pair of woolen gloves
One Trekking pack 3000 cubic inches capacity
One Sunscreen lotion
Two Reading books (Optional)
One Walkman (Opt) and Music tapes (Opt)
A one liter water bottle
A pair of Trekking poles.
One flash light with 4 sets of batteries
One -10 to -20 sleeping bag  ( Which is provide by company during the trek)
Two T-shirts and one long sleeve T/city shirt
One Thermocot
One Trekking baggy pant
Note 
  1. The above itinerary can be customized according to your preferences. If you want to make any changes please write here.
  2. The above trekking can also be done in camping. If you are interested in camping trek, for the pricewrite here.
  3. The above price is standard rate, If you want deluxe rate please Contact Us

Trip Extension 
• Home stay in Nepal
• Volutourism in Nepal
• Rafting in Nepal
• Mountain flight in Nepal.
• Bhutan paro tour 
• Cycling tour

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Trip Facts

Duration: 18 Days
Accomodation: Hotel / Guest House
Seasons : March , April , May , Aug, Sep, Oct & Nov.
Type: Moderate
Activities : High altitude trek / Sightseeing
No. of Pax : 2 - 12 Pax.
Starts From : Kathmandu
Ends at : Kathmandu

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