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Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Chola Pass Trek

This trek combines the Everest Base Camp route with Gokyo Chola Pass. On this trek, you’ll experience the diverse geographic that the Everest region has to offer from scenic mountain landscape to arid forest areas, all the while letting you experience the beauty of the Himalayas.

  • Activity Level Quite Tough
  • Fixed Departure NOT AVAILABLE
    Price
  • Trip Duration 18 Days
  • Vacation Style Adult Group
  1. Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

     

    A representative from Adventure Kora will escort you from the airport to your hotel. In the afternoon, you can opt to take a short excursion through the city, especially the Kathmandu Durbar Square to take you on a cultural and historical tour of the ancient city.

  2. Day 2: Kathmandu: Trek Preparation

     

    If you still have some last minute trek supplies to purchase, our guides will take you to some of the adventure sports stores. We’ll head back to the hotel for dinner where the guide will orient you about the trek.  

  3. Day 3: Lukla-Phakding

     

    Weather permitting we will take an early flight to Lukla (2827m). While your crew sorts out your luggage, feel free to explore the village. Our next is to the village of Phakding which is enroute to our destination Namche Bazaar. Walking in a leisurely pace, we slowly descend towards the Dudh Kosi River (River of Milk). The route adorned with rows of mani (prayer wheels), buddhist chants and mantras on huge boulder rocks, slowly paves way to rustic Sherpa village of Phakding.

  4. Day 4: Phakding to Namche Bazaar

     

    Following the trail on the left bank of the Dudh Kosi River, we walk in a leisurely pace. Passing through lush green countryside and rustic villages, we reach Monjo, announcing the beginning of the Sagarmatha National Park. Crossing through various suspension bridges and pine forest, and a steep climb leads us to Namche.  Revel in your first view of Mt. Everest (8,848m), Nuptse (7,879m) and Lhotse (8,516m). A half an hour walk brings us to the bustling village of Namche. We stay overnight to acclimatize. There are a couple of hiking routes in Namche that you can head out in the morning.

  5. Day 5: Acclimatization Day - Namche Bazaar

     

    We stay at Namche to acclimatize. There are a few shorting hiking routes at Namche that you can take. We recommend the route from the Cultural Museum to the airstrip at Shyanboche. You can also visit the museum which has a collection of Sherpa traditional artifacts. The hike to  Shyanboche airstrip is steep climb but the views of Everest and Ama Dablam, one of the world's most photographed mountains more than makes up for it.

  6. Day 6: Namche Bazaar- Phortse Thanga

     

    We’ll be taking the alternative trekking route to the EBC. The trail is a steep uphill path from the Dudh Koshi River. Nestled in the foothills of Everest, the village of Phortse is a very picturesque farming village. Enjoy the views of the mountains and the charming village from your lodge.

  7. Day 7: Phortse Thanga- Machhermo

     

    The trail from Phortse bases through the side of the Dudh Koshi Valley. Walking through dense forest, we’ll pass through waterfalls, and even might see himalayan species like the pheasants, mountain goats, and musk deer. One of the small Sherpa villages on the trail, Machhermo has stunning views of the mountains surrounding it.

  8. Day 8: Machhermo-Gokyo

     

    The route from Machhermo to Gokyo is fairly easy. Along the trail you’ll be greeted by the stunning view of Mt. Cho Oyu.

  9. Day 9: Gokyo Valley

     

    We will rise early for an ascent of Gokyo Peak (5360m), a straight-forward but steep climb, and tiring due to the altitude, although the past days at high altitude will help. At the top you will be greeted by the views of four 8,000-metre peaks: Everest (8848m), Cho-Oyo (8153m), Lhotse (8511m) and Makalu (8481m) besides many other peaks. The bird eye view above Gokyo lakes and the huge creaking Ngozumpa Glacier is stunning from the vantage point. If we have time, we may also hike to the path of the Ngozumpa Glacier past Kangchung Peak until the point where the Gyubanare Glacier joins in. The ridge has spectacular view of Everest’s North Face.

  10. Day 10: Gokyo to Thagnak

     

    You’ll notice a sudden change of scenery as we cross the Gokyo Glacier. After the lakes, the area has an arid feel to it with sand dunes emerging in between rocks and rubbles. You’ll also notice icy pools clustered together in a few places. The scene is a marked difference from the green landscape you had been passing through. The village of Thagnak lies below a small cliff. The village consists of a few lodges.

  11. Day 11: Thagnak to Cho La pass

     

    We will need to start early to cover more ground today. Today’s route is challenging, with rocky trails. Depending on the time of the year the route to the summit snowfield of the Chyugima La Pass or Cho la (5240m) may or may not be covered by snow.  After walking downhill, the route starts to turn steep. The rocky trail, leads to the leads to the few stone huts that make up the Dzong La.

  12. Day 12: Dzongla - Lobuche

     

    The trek route is short today. We’ll be walking over an ill defined track that leads to the main trail from Pheriche. Along the route you will be greeted by the views of Mt. Cholatese (6442m). A steep  hike takes us to the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. Hiking in this rugged terrain may seem like walking on a moonscape. Enjoy the views of awatse (6501m) and Nuptse (7855m) from the campsite at Lobuche.

  13. Day 13: Lobuche- Gorak Shep

     

    Today’s hike will take us on a walk to the edge of the Khumbu Glacier to the Gorak Shep. The village of Gorakshep lies under the daunting summits of Everest. Everest Base Camp is only three hours away from the Khumbu Ice Falls. However, the Everest summit is not visible from the base camp, we'll have to hike to Kala Pattar, one of the most difficult trail in this route to see the Peaks of Mount Everest. However, you will see spectacular views of other mountains. After spending some time at the Base Camp, we head towards Gorak Shep. We'll wake up early for the hike to Kalapattar tomorrow.

  14. Day 14: Gorak Shep-Kala Patthar

     

    At dawn we head up to Kala Pattar. The vantage point here has the most dramatic and up-close views of Everest.  The hike is difficult and at times calls for every bit of willpower you have to climb through the steep trail. Your effort will be rewarded at the top with breathtaking views of Pumori, Nuptse, Changtse, Ama Dablam, Taweche, Kantega and Everest. We head back to  Gorak Shep for breakfast. Retracing our steps back to Lobuje we head towards the valley of Pheriche.

  15. Day 15: Pheriche- Namche Bazaar

     

    Retracing our steps from Pheriche, we descend towards Namche. The trail will leads us through the Imjha Khola to Tenbogche until we meet the Dudh Kosi river. The last few hours of the trail from Transingha, is relatively easy. We can walk at a leisurely pace taking time to enjoy the scenic mountain views along the way. We stay at Namche today.

  16. Day 16: Namche Bazaar- Lukla

     

    Explore the village of Namche, finish up on last minute souvenir shopping. After bidding farewell to the peaks of Everest, we will start our trek towards Lukla in the late morning. As soon as we cross the suspension bridge over Dudh Kosi River, we reach lower altitudes again. The hike  to Lukla through Monjo, Benkar, Phakding is very pleasant. The evening calls for celebratory dinner.

  17. Day 17: Fly to Kathmandu

     

    If the weather permits, we will take an early flight back to Kathmandu. You can spend the afternoon at your leisure.

  18. Day 18: Final Departure

     

    You will be transferred to the airport on a private vehicle for your outbound flight. Rooms are ought to be checked out of by 11:00am; if you need to stay longer, we can make arrangements for additional nights at the time of booking. Bon voyage!

 

Price Details
 
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Price Includes

  • All ground transportation by private vehicle for airport and hotel pick up/drop off, and transfers
  • Domestic flight if needed
  • Experienced guide fluent in English
  • Accommodation in teahouses and hotels
  • All meals during trek
  • Entry permit to parks, monuments and cultural landmarks
  • All staff costs included -Trekking guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)
  • Comprehensive medical kit carried by our staffs
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara if needed
  • Welcome kit by Adventure Kora - t-shirt

Price Excludes

  • International airfare and airport departure tax
  • Travel insurance covering medical treatment and evacuation by ground and air
  • Nepal entry visa, obtained upon arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu
  • Rescue and evacuation
  • Extra road transport/flight cost in case member returns earlier
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and if applicable, in Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and incase of early return from the trek than the scheduled itinerary
  • Items of personal nature like laundry, communication and bar bill
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s), and driver(s)
  • Other expenses not mentioned in the Price Includes the section