Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes and Cho La Pass - 18 Days

Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes, recognized for the series of beautiful turquoise lakes in the Gokyo valley and the famous Cho La Pass, takes us through the landmarks of the Khumbu region in th

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About Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes and Cho La Pass - 18 Days

Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes, recognized for the series of beautiful turquoise lakes in the Gokyo valley and the famous Cho La Pass, takes us through the landmarks of the Khumbu region in the company of majestically soaring mountains, friendly Sherpas, colorful monasteries, the Namche Bazaar, the Sagarmatha National Park, and, of course, to the base of the mighty Everest. The trek in advancing to the base of the world's tallest mountain maps out spectacular vistas from such celebrated viewpoints like Gokyo Ri and Kala Patthar. The trek also awards us with great views of the Khumbu Icefall. Trekking to the Everest Base Camp through Gokyo Lakes, in a nutshell, will be a lifetime experience with the enthralling sights of Mt. Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Nuptse, Amadablam, Pumori, and Tengboche Monastery - the largest monastery in the Khumbu region of Nepal.

Short Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)

  • Day 02: Kathmandu: Touring and trek Arrangement

  • Day 03: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,700ft): 8km, 3 - 4 hours trek

  • Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438m/11,280 ft): 11km, 5 - 6 hours

  • Day 05: Acclimatization Day - Namche Bazaar: (3,440m/11,284ft)

  • Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Phortse Thanga (3,680m/12,073ft): 6km, 5-6 hours

  • Day 07: Phortse Thanga to Machhermo (4,470m/14,663ft): 10km, 4-5 hours

  • Day 08: Machhermo to Gokyo (4,800 m/15,744 ft): 7km, 4-5 hours

  • Day 09: Gokyo Valley: Acclimatization Day - Discretionary Climb to Gokyo Ri (5357 m/17,570 ft): 2km, 3 - 4 hours

  • Day 10: Gokyo to Thagnak (4750 m/15,580 ft): 4km, 4 - 5 hours

  • Day 11: Thagnak to Cho La pass (5,367m/17,604 ft) to Dzongla (15, 939 ft): 7km, 7 - 8 hours

  • Day 12: Dzongla to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 6km, 2 - 3 hours

  • Day 13: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,594 ft): 13km, 6-7 hours

  • Day 14: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft) to Pherice (4,288m/14,070ft): 16km, 7-8 hours

  • Day 15: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar: 20km, 6 - 7 hours

  • Day 16: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,860m/9,186ft): 19km, 6 - 7 hours

  • Day 17: Fly to Kathmandu

  • Day 18: Final flight

Trip Details

  • Day 01:  Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)

    Upon our landing in the Tribhuwan Universal Air terminal (TIA) in Kathmandu, we will be welcomed by an agent from Transcendence Himalayan Club who will take us to our lodging. Subsequent to checking in, we may take a rest or visit Magnificence Himalayan Club's office. At night there will be an appreciated supper in a customary Nepali Eatery where we will have the capacity to appreciate genuine Nepali cooking with a short social program.Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Day 02:  Kathmandu: Sightseeing and trek Preparation

    Today after breakfast we begin a guided visit to a few of the most authentic and otherworldly attractions in Kathmandu which are additionally recorded as UNESCO World Legacy destinations. We visit the notable Durbar Square, the sacrosanct Hindu sanctuary of Pashupatinath, the well known 'Monkey Sanctuary' (Swayambhunath) and Buddhist holy place (Bouddhanath), which is likewise one of the biggest stupas on the planet. At twelve, we get our gear checked by our climbing pioneer, get acquainted with kindred members, and examine our outing at Brilliance Himalayan Club's office. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Day 03:  Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,700ft): 8km, 3 - 4 hours trek

    Amid the 40-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (9,186ft), we appreciate a standout amongst the most excellent air courses on the planet finishing on a slope encompassed by high precipitous pinnacles. At Lukla, a passage goal from where our trek starts, we meet our other team individuals and start pressing and orchestrating with them. From Lukla, we begin trekking. At one hour's slow drop, we will be at a Cheplung town from where we have a look at Mt. Khumbila (18900 ft), a hallowed mountain which has never been climbed. From Cheplung, we at that point step by step slip until the point that we achieve Phakding and spend the night.

  • Day 04:  Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438m/11,280 ft): 11km, 5 - 6 hours

    Strolling through a wonderful pine timberland, we take after the trail north up the valley of Benkar. We at that point cross Dudh Koshi Stream and continue passing Chumoa to Monjo, the passageway to Everest National Stop. At that point subsequent to intersection a suspension connect, we pass Jorsale town and stroll nearby of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi streams. A lofty rising conveys us to the prime heartland of Sherpa town - Namche Bazaar. At one hour's separation to achieving Namche Bazaar, if the climate licenses, we can see the sights of Mt. Everest and Mt. Lhotse.  Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

  • Day 05:  Acclimatization Day - Namche Bazaar: (3,440m/11,284ft)

    There are a lot of activities around Namche Bazaar, and we can spend a day here acclimatizing. Namche Bazaar is the principle focal point of the Khumbu locale and has government workplaces, ATMs, Web bistros, shops, eateries, and a bright market. Our aides can take us to investigate the genuine appeal of Namche Bazaar. Climbing to Sagarmatha National Stop rewards trekkers with a dawn see and the perspectives of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde et cetera. In the event that we are keen on a day climb, we trek to Khumjung town (12401 ft)- a delightful town with a Sherpa settlement. In investigating Namche Bazar, we watch conventional Sherpa life, Khumjung Hillary School, and appreciate verdure found at such height. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

  • Day 06:  Namche Bazaar to Phortse Thanga (3,680m/12,073ft): 6km, 5-6 hours

    We climb the Khumjung slope and slip toward the east of the town down the wide valley prompting the Dudh Koshi from where the course turns north. There are two trails and our guide will pick the best alternative for us to take after. There is a chorten on the edge top at 3973 m which slides from Mt. Khumbila (5761 m). We visit Mohang, the origin of the re-incarnated Lama of Rongbuk Cloister of Tibet who is accepted to have presented Buddhism in the Khumbu district of Nepal. The trail plummets in a progression of soak curves down a sandy incline to the Dush Koshi. We remain overnight in Phortse Tanga, close to the stream.

  • Day 07:  Phortse Thanga to Machhermo (4,470m/ 14,663ft): 10km, 4-5 hours

    From Phortse Thanga it is a tough move to Machhermo. We stroll on a trail close by a rhododendron woods and go through a waterfall before achieving Tongba Town. We proceed with our tough trek and go through Dhole, Labarma and Luza towns before achieving Machhermo. There is a Chhorten just before the Luza town. All through the present voyage we will stroll close by the Dudh Koshi Stream. Overnight in Machhermo.

  • Day 08:  Machhermo to Gokyo (4,800 m/15,744 ft): 7km, 4-5 hours

    We start today by climbing an edge for a brilliant view down the valley to Kangtaiga and furthermore up towards Cho Oyu (8153 m). The valley now extends as the trail goes through Phangkha, where a torrential slide in 1995 murdered 40 individuals. We at that point plunge to the riverbank before climbing onto the terminal moraine of the Ngazumpa Ice sheet on a precarious trail. After traverse a stream, the trail levels out as it takes after the valley past the primary lake, known as Longpongo, at 4690 m. At this crossroads, we get an opportunity to watch lama impressions on a stone. At seeing the second lake, Taboche Tsho, we wind up plainly entranced by the shining turquoise blue sheet of water shimmering in the sun. Minimal in front of the second lake, we achieve the third lake, the two connected by a surging stream. Gokyo town remains by the third lake and Cho-Oyu Mountain as a scenery sets an astonishing tremendous sight here. After lunch, we investigate around the third lake, Dudh Pokhari. Overnight in Gokyo.

  • Day 09:  Gokyo Valley: Acclimatization Day - Optional Hike to Gokyo Ri (5357 m/17,570 ft): 2km, 3 - 4 hours

    We will climb to Gokyo Ri, a little crest above Gokyo town, toward the beginning of the day and enjoy the awesome perspectives of the whole Khumbu region.  As we rise, the perspectives turn out to be significantly more fabulous and we can see four of the seven most noteworthy pinnacles of Nepal, Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu. Achieving the fourth lake, Thonak Tsho we enjoy the lake's quiet magnificence after which we trek back along the remembering trail to the third lake. We may take an extra climb up to the fifth lake, Ngozumba Tsho if time allows and relying upon our physical conditions. From here, the perspective of Ngozumba ice sheet, the longest ice sheet of the Himalayas, is so interesting. Overnight in Gokyo.

  • Day 10:  Gokyo to Thagnak (4750 m/15,580 ft): 4km, 4 - 5 hours

    In the event that we didn't climb the Gokyo Ri the earlier day, we can do that today. Moving to the highest point of Gokyo Ri is requesting as it is steep and takes around 3 to 4 hours to achieve the best. Be that as it may, the landscape of Gokyo town, on the edge of third lake disregarded by Cholatse and the expansive Nogzumpa Icy mass, is wonderful. We are encompassed by all encompassing mountains like Kusum Kanguru, Thamserku, Kangtega, Taboche, Cholatse, Makalu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Everest, Changtse, and Pumori. Seeing sunrays kissing Everest which towers over all the encompassing pinnacles is bewildering. We trek through the Ngazumpa Ice sheet to the mountain on the opposite side. Next, cross along the edge of that mountain and after that wander into Thagnak. It will be a short climb today with an evening of rest which will set us up for long climbing days and height pick up to come.

  • Day 11:  Thagnak to Cho La pass (5,367m/17,604 ft) to Dzongla (15, 939 ft): 7km, 7 - 8 hours

    Today will be one of the hardest days of the excursion. The Cho La pass isn't itself troublesome, yet it is steep and includes an ice sheet navigate on the eastern side. We should be cautious as the trail is vertical and the stones coated by ice may cause inconvenience by making the trail tricky. The trail from Phedi moves through a gorge and a rough trail. While trekking through the side of a solidified lake, we reach at the highest point of the pass beautified with supplication banners. The pyramidal Ama Dablam manages a scope of mountains on the south even as Cholatse takes off toward the west and Lobuche East and Baruntse rises forcefully on our right side. We have to go through a few precipices previously we achieve Dzongla Town. The town gives incredible perspectives of Cholatse, Ama Dablam, Lobuche mountains alongside the Pheriche Town far beneath.

  • Day 12:  Dzongla to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 6km, 2 - 3 hours

    This will be a short trek so we have a considerable measure time to unwind and appreciate the excellence that encompasses us. We descend from Dzongla and stroll through a green trail while getting a charge out of the perspective of Lobuche Pinnacle. The trail bends through the wide waterway bed before achieving Lobuche. We can spend whatever is left of day taking a rest which will enable us to get ready for the following day's long trek. Overnight in Lobuche.

  • Day 13:  Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,594 ft): 13km, 6-7 hours

    We take the trail to Everest Base Camp through the once tremendous Gorak Shep Lake. Proceeding with straight ahead, we go over the Indian armed force mountain climbers' remembrances. The way from here can delude; consequently, it is vital that we take after our lead Sherpa constantly. The walk is strenuous because of thin air in the high elevation. We go through rough rises, moraine and streams before achieving the Everest Base Camp. After achieving the Everest Base Camp, we see tents of mountain climbers that emerge in brilliant hues against the dullness of dim environment (particularly in the spring). Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori are the mountains we can see from the base camp. We return to Gorak Shep for a decent night's rest. Overnight in Gorak Shep.
    Be that as it may, the nightfall see from Kala Patthar is more commendable than the dawn see, so it is prescribed that we visit Kala Patthar today amid dusk. As the setting sun's beams strike the snow-topped mountains, the subsequent landscape is inconceivable. In this manner, for those trekkers who wish to keep on kala Patthar today rather than the following day please educate your guide and he/she will organize likewise.

  • Day 14:  Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft) to Pherice (4,288m/14,070ft): 16km, 7-8 hours

    We get ready for an early morning takeoff, in the midst of pre-sunrise obscurity and icy temperatures (- 10 to - 14 C). Additionally, there is dependably the potential for crisp breezes which are very normal. Commonplace pinnacles, for example, Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changtse tower toward the east even as Everest uncovers itself. In any case, it is after achieving Kala Patthar that we get the opportunity to see 360 degree very close and considerable perspectives of Mt. Everest. We take pictures, appreciate the great mountain display, and afterward return back to Lobuche for a decent night's rest. Overnight in Lobuche.
    Those members who will visit Everest Base Camp today will have an early breakfast to begin ahead of schedule as Everest base camp climb takes longer than the climb at Kala Patthar. Subsequent to coming back to Gorak Shep, both the gatherings will eat together; the evening is brought to slide down to Pheriche for a decent night's rest.

  • Day 15:  Pheriche to Namche Bazaar: 20km, 6 - 7 hours

    We trek down through the slope covered by rhododendron and juniper trees. Subsequent to intersection the supplication signal decorated scaffold over th

  • Day 16:  Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,860m/9,186ft): 19km, 6 - 7 hours

    The trail descends steeply downward so we need to walk cautiously as our shaky legs continuously battle the rocky terrain. After crossing the suspension bridges over the fast flowing Dudh Koshi and its tributaries, the trail becomes more level and natural. After our arrival in Lukla, we stretch those sore legs and recall the experiences of the last couple of days. Overnight in Lukla.

  • Day 17:  Fly to Kathmandu

    We catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu after our long mountain journey. After reaching Kathmandu, we can take a rest or do some souvenir shopping. If we want to explore any other areas of Kathmandu, we may do that today. Our guides can help you with both souvenir shopping or sightseeing. There will be a farewell dinner in the evening to celebrate the successful completion of our journey. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Day 18:  Final departure

    Your adventure in Nepal comes to an end today! There is nothing to do but trade emails with your travel companions and organize your photos. A representative from Glory Himalayan Club Trekking will take you to the airport, approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

Our Cost Includes

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle

  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast

  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek

  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek

  • Welcome and farewell dinners

  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary

  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)

  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle

  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary

  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)

  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)

  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation

  • Down jacket and sleeping bag  (to be returned after trip completion)

  • Glory Himalayan Club’s trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take

  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)

  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)

  • All government and local taxes

Our Does Not Cost Includes

  • Nepalese visa fee 

  • Excess baggage charge(s)

  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary

  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu

  • International flights

  • Travel and rescue insurance

  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)

  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)


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