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Gokyo Lake, Chola Pass & EBC Trek

Gokyo lake Trekking is second most beautiful trekking area after Everest base camp trekking because of from the top of Gokyori also see the spectacular view of Mt. Everest 8848m highest mountain in the world, Cho Oyu, Lhotse and Makalu are visible an one time and many other mountain as well. The view of the tremendous ice ridge between Cho-Oyu and Gyachung Kang (7622m) is one of the most dramatic panoramas in the Khumbu region.

The mountains are even more spectacular in the Gokyo valley, and four 8000m peaks can be seen from the Gokyori except this there are many options for additional exploration and high altitude walking include the crossing of the Cho-La Pass, at 5420m one of the high pass in Solukhumbu. Gokyo Lake treks offers an alternative to the traditional trek to the Everest Base Camp via one of the popular pass of over Cho La. From Gokyo more of Everest is visible, though from a slightly greater distance, than from either Kala Pathar. The Everest region is famous not only for its proximity to the world's highest mountain, but also for its world famous mountaineer Sherpa's homeland and biggest Sherpa settlement, monasteries with their virtually unchanged rich of respectful culture.

The trekking start flying either from Kathmandu to Luklha or if you have enough one week more longer time you can start down to the Jiri by drive from Kathmandu through flowing Hillary trail. trek all the way from Luklha,namche bazar, visit Gokyo lake and pass along the way from Cool pass to reach at Everest base camp and trek back to along the way through Dingbuche and Tenbuche Monastery to reach at Luklha.

Trip Facts

20 Days
Primary Activity:
Tea House Trekking
Secondary Activity:
city sightseeing
Group Size:
2 - 16 Pax
Trip Altitude:
Trip Grade:
Trip Transport:
private vehicles
Trip Meals:
During trekking full meal, in city B/B plan
Trip Season:
Trip Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge/Tea house

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to the Hotel, 1365m
Day 02: Sightseeingaround Kathmandu valley and prepare for trek,
Day 03: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to phakding (2660m), 4hrs
Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche bazaar (3446m), 6hrs
Day 05: Acclimatization/Excursion day at Namche Bazar
Day 06: Trek from NamcheBazar  to Dole (4200m) 7hrs
Day 07: Trek from Dole to Machherma (4410m), 4hrs,
Day 08: Trek from Machherma to Gokyo (4750m), 4hrs
Day 09: Trek from Gokyo to GokyoRI  (5360m), excursion around Gokyo Lake.
Day 10: Trek from Gokyo to Thangna (4700m), 3hrs
Day 11: Trek from Thangna to over chola pass overnight in Dzongla (4843m), 8hrs
Day 12: Trek from Dzongla to Labuche (4930m) (3:30 hours).
Day 13: Trek from Labuche to Everest Base camp overnight in Gorackshep,7-8hrs,
Day 14: Trek from Gorackshep to Kalapather 5550m and trek back to Pheriche,6-7hrs
Day 15:  Trek from Pheriche to Tengboche (3870m), 6hrs
Day 16: Trek from Tyangboche to Monju (2870m), 7hrs
Day 17: Trek from Monju  toLukla (2800m) (7 to 8 hours).
Day 18:  Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu and transfer to the Hotel.
Day 19:  Sightseeing in Kathmandu Leisure day, last day cultural dinner.
Day 20:  Departure to the airport and fly back destination

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport and transfer to the Hotel, 1365m
Arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to the Hotel, after short refreshment brief about the programs, overnight at Hotel,

Day 02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley and prepare for the trek,
After breakfast begins to sightseeing with guide around Kathmandu valley, Boudhanath stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Soyambunath Stupa and patan durbar squire, overnight at Hotel,

Day 03: Early in the morning fly to Lukla/trek to Phakding, 2640m,40 minutes flight/ 3 hrs trek
Early in the morning transfer to kathmandu domestic airport and fly to Lukhla with magnificent mountain view over flying beautiful mountains view and trek start from Luklha to Phakding via Chaurikharka, Chhuplung and beautiful Ghat village. Overnight at Phakding Lodge.

Day 04: Trek fromPhakding to Namche Bazaar (3545m), 6hrs
After breakfast trek start through flowing the Bhotkoshi river crossing several times suspension bridges to reach at Monju village. At Monju village check your permit and pay for the National park fee and walk to next beautiful village of Jorsalle. Take lunch at there and continue walk through the cross the next bridge and walk along the river side and reach next one of the high bridge. After cross the high bridge all the way ascent to Namche bazar. Overnight at Lodge.

Day 05: Acclimatization Namche Bazaar/visit Musium and excursion around Namche Bazar,
Today full day excursion around the Namche bazar, visit mountaineering museum, and Everest view Hotel at Syangbuche, Khumjung village one of the biggest and old Sherpa settlement in Khumbu region and back to Hotel.

Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazar to Dole (4240m) 7hrs
Today, at the beginning the treks start gradually quite flat and amazing view towards Mount Everest with the right side deep valley of Dhudh Koshi river and reach all the way to ForcheTenga. Take a lunch at there and ascending all the way to Dole walking through, rhododendron and oak forest crossing several stream , overnight at Guest house.

Day 07: Trek from Dole to Machherma (4410m),4hrs,
At the beginning the trail gradually ascends with beautiful view of Cholatche and some other mountain view with beautiful view of Phortse village. The distance is not far but due to the elevation you must be aware and take time with resting while hiking and slowly reach at beautiful place of Machhermo. Overnight at guest house.

Day 08: Trek from Machherma to Gokyo (4750m),4-5hrs
Trek gently climb to the ridge and hike through quite flat valley to reach at first small lake viewing spectculare view of Machermo peak, Cho Oyu, Cholatche and many other peak around. arrive at Gokyo lake and overnight at lodge.

Day 09: Trek from Gokyo to Gokyo RI(5360m), excursion around Gokyo Lake Gokyo.
Climb to Gokyo ri 5360m about 3hrs walking to reach at top and take time for beautiful picture. One of the best view point here towards Everest, Cho oyu, Makalu, Pumori, Nuptche, Amadablam and many other uncountable peak and glacier. After beautiful time for picture back to Hotel and take lunch, after lunch excursion around the lake. Over night at lodge. Day 10: Trek from Gokyo to Thangna (4700m), 3hrs

Day 11: Trek from Thangna to over cholapass overnight in Dzongla (4843m), 8hrs
Early in the morning srtat the trek all the way steep climb until Cho La pass andafter Chola pass steep down to reach at Dzongla. overnight at Guest house.

Day 12: Trek from Dzongla to Labuche (4930m) (3:30 hours).
Today is quite an easy and short day to Lobuche walking through glacier and beautifull landscape and viewing with Aadablam, Lubuche, Nuptche, Pumori and Choltche. Overnight at Guest house at Lobuche.

Day 13: Trek from Labuche to Everest Base camp (5300m) and overnight in Gorackshep (5150m),8-9hrs,
Treks start all the way through the some of rocky trail with gradually little up and down to reach at Gorakshep and we leave our luggage here and take lunch. After lunch we continue heading to Everest Base Camp pass through rocky dunes, moraine and streams before reaching the Everest Base Camp. During the spring time the Everest Base Camp, we see full of tents of mountaineers that stand out in bright and colorful view. After visit Everest base camp trek back to Gorakshep,Overnight in lodge.
Day 14: Early in the morning visit to Kalapather, 5545m, 3hrs, and trek back to Lobuche, 3hrs,
Early in the morning climb to kalapathar about 3 hours reach to the top with almost nearly touching to the Mt. Pumori and take a time for beautiful picture of Everest and Pumori. After picture trek down to Gorakshep take a breakfast and pack your luggage and start trek down to Lobuche. overnight at Lobuche, lodge.

Day 15: Trek from Lobuche to Tengboche (3870m).6hrs,
Trek all the way down to Tengbuche via Pheriche and Pangbuche village crossing over Imja River and reach at Tengbuche Monastery. Overnight at Tengbuche,Lodge.

Day 16: Trek from Tengboche to Monju (2890m),6-7hrs
Trek all the way down to to Phungi Tenga and walk continue beautiful pine forest through Thasinga and reach to Namche bazaar. Take lunch at here and continue descent to Monju village, the trail descends steeply downward so we need to walk slowly and under control as our shaky legs continuously battle the rocky terrain. Upon crossing the suspension bridges over the fast flowing Dudh Koshi and its tributaries, the trail becomes more level and natural. Today onwards we start to get warmed up by the light breeze Overnight at Mounju lodge.

Day 17: Trek from Monju to Lukla (2800m), 6hrs
Trek back to Luklha via Phakding, Ghat and Chaurikharka village with breathtaking of picture squire of sherpa villages and mani wall.We walk through the Sherpa villages' noticing an impressive faith in Buddhism and a culture of prayer stones and flags. Overnight in Lukla.

Day 18: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu by flight.
In the morning flight back from Luklha to Kathmandu and transfer to the Hotel overnight,

Day 19: Sightseeing in Kathmandu/shopping day/last day cultural dinner

Day 20: Departure to the Kathmandu airport and fly back to destination,
We will take you to the Kathmandu airport and final departure to home.

Note: The above given itinerary is outline and standard pattern which we provide but trek itinerary can be modified according to your time schedule, Interest and requirements. So please, do not hesitate to write us back a those trip as your own wish and interest for customize this trip.

Cost Includes

  • Arrival/departure transport by private vehicles,
  • Hotel in Kathmandu on B/B plan
  • Around trip flight Kathmandu/Lukhla/kathmandu
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley with guide
  • All the entrance fee for the sightseeing
  • Trekking permit
  • National park fee
  • All the meal during the trekking
  • Accommodation during the trekking
  • An experience sherpa guide and porter
  • Insurance for the trekking staff

Cost Excludes

  • International flight fare
  • Travel insurance
  • Bar bill/beverage drinks
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Tips and other expenses
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