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Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking

Trip code
Package name Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking
Duration 19
Max. elevation 5545.00 m
Level MODERATE
Transportation Private vehicles and domestic flight (KTM-Lukla-KTM)
Accomodation 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu and Lodge/Guest House during the trekking
Starts at Kathmandu
Ends at Kathmandu
Trip route Kathmandu-Lukla-Phakding-Namche Bazaar-Tengboche-Dingboche-Lobuche-Gorakshep-Everest Base Camp-Kala Pattar-Dzonglha-Thangan via Chola pass-Gokyo-Dole-Namche-Lukla-Kathmandu
Cost USD 1,599 per person

Highlights

Overview

Trip Introduction: 19 Days Everest Base Camp Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking-2022,2023


19 Days Everest Base Camp Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking Route serves as one of the finest adventures in the Gokyo valley region. This route is for the adventurers who seek raw , natural beauty and scenic diversity combined with unique cultures and traditions. Join this trek for some of the most stunning views of the Himalayas,. This trek has varying landscapes; beautiful valleys, deep gorges, majestic glaciers, and glacial rivers. The villages have maintained the allure of tradition and culture for ages. Furthermore, take on the challenging and formidable Cho La Pass (5,420m). Lay eyes on the Ngozumba glacier – the largest in the Himalaya. Explore Gokyo village, one of the highest settlements in the world.

Suitable for the daredevil and intrepid travelers who seek a challenge, Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking Route has various gifts in store for the explorers. We start with the cultural and historical heritage of the Kathmandu valley, then we depart to the Himalaya. The trek starts with the scenic flight over rolling hills which give way to the lofty Himalayas. We follow serpentine rivers and trek through the settlements en route the Namche Bazaar.

The route is sprinkled with prayer flags, prayer wheels, and Mani stones. Enjoy the rhododendron forest, ancient monasteries, suspension bridges and views of the Himalayas at various points along the route.

Next, we will arrive at Namche Bazaar along this 19 Days Everest Base Camp Gokyo valley Cho La Pass Trekking  Route. This bustling hub of the Khumbu region serves as the trading center. It is a favorite acclimatisation place for the Everest climbers and trekkers alike. The trek continues to higher altitudes up to the ancient monasteries in Tengboche, Dingboche before moving on to the iconic Everest Base Camp.

Trekkers then return to Lobuche before going to Thangan. It is here where we will arrive at the challenging Cho La Pass. Witness the marvellous mountain scenery from the pass. Immerse yourself in the unique culture and tradition of Sherpa community. This culture is influenced by Tibetan Buddhism. Follow the footsteps of legendary climbers as you trek through various stopovers along the trail. After conquering over the challenging pass, you shall traverse through unique settlements of Gokyo, Dole, Machhermo, and others before passing through Namche again. Afterward, it’s back to Lukla where we will depart for Kathmandu announcing the end of this challenging trek.

19 Days Everest Base Camp Gokyo valley Cho La Pass Trek route has a carefully crafted itinerary to provide you with proper acclimatisation, safety and the best expedition. Due to the strenuous nature of this trek, trekkers need to have above average physical fitness and endurance. Join hands with Nepal Trekking Planner for professional service, an experienced guide, amazing porters, carefully planned itinerary, reasonable price and quality service above and beyond the standards set by regulating agencies in Nepal. If you are a daredevil seeking an authentic trekking adventure choose Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking Route.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4430ft)

You’ll be received at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu by a representative of Nepal Trekking Planner and escorted to the hotel for your stay after you shall complete the necessary formalities at the customs. Dinner and enjoy the warm hospitality of the hotel staffs. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Included accommodation on BB in Kathmandu (Hotel moonlight/Kathmandu Guest House/Apsara Boutique hotel)and standard meals (welcome Dinner)

Day 2 : Full day in Kathmandu

The exploration of this culturally rich capital city of Nepal and its heritages in a guided sightseeing shall be the main attraction of today’s itinerary. Star attractions of this sightseeing are the ancient Buddhist stupa of Swayambhunath, also known as the Monkey Temple, known for its unique blend of Hinduism and Buddhism besides the beautiful view of Kathmandu city from its premises. We then head on to the Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest stupas in the world, which has the Tibetan community, Sherpas and tourists circumambulating around it alike every day. Get immersed in the peaceful Buddhist mantras and observe the pilgrims paying their respect to Lord Buddha. We shall then visit the Hindu sacred pilgrimage of Pashupatinath Temple, in the complex of which you shall find several small temples, statues and ancient heritages. People find the meaning of life when they observe the open cremation at the bank of holy Bagmati River, get blessings from the sadhus draped in saffron and holding trident, and feel the positivity. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Briefing: Later in the afternoon, the whole group is briefed about the trekking. We are checking all the equipment for the trek. If something it’s not appropriate enough we can provide, rent or help to buy it here.

Once all the equipment is checked and we are sure you go up there well dressed, we have the well-come dinner with the whole group.

Included accommodation on BB in Kathmandu (Hotel moonlight/Kathmandu Guest House/Apsara Boutique hotel)and standard meals (Breakfast )

Day 3 : Flight to Lukla (2828m/9279ft) 35m and trek to Phakding (2780m/9121ft) 3-4 hrs walk

Today an early morning transfer to the airport for 35min short but scenic fight the Himalayan foothills where we begin our trek into the Everest region. The view from the plane is amazing, providing dramatic views of terraced hills and the distant Himalayan giants. After landing at Lukla airport, we walk 3 hours to phakding with few up and down along the Dudh Koshi River. Stay overnight at the tea house.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 4 : Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11287ft) 5-6 hrs walk

Today after breakfast, we continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Kosi River, crossing this majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. After entering Sagarmatha National Park, from larja Dobhan the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views to Namche Bazaar, the gateway to the Everest region. Stay over night at the tea house.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 5 : Rest day at Namche Bazaar

Today is a rest and acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar. Namche is a colorful village with many wonderful and interesting shops and vendors, fabulous food, and stunning views of the surrounding mountains. An early hike above a town, before the clouds move in, reward trekkers with a spectacular Himalayan sunrise and views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, the beautiful Ama Dablam and many more. On the way down, we can visit the Sherpa Museum that houses an exhibit on traditional Sherpa lifestyle and a fabulous photography display by a local Nepalese naturalist. Stay overnight at the tea house.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 6 : Trek to Tengboche (3860m/12632ft) 4-5 hrs walk

The trek continues along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Kosi with magnificent views of the mountains. We spend the night next to the Tengbuche monastery, the spiritual center of the Khumbu region. Inside the monastery are incredibly ornate wall hangings, a 20-foot sculpture of Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. With luck, our group will see the Lama perform a ceremony and hear the mystical chanting and music. Stay overnight at the tea house.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 7 : Trek to Dingboche (4350m/14272ft) 4-5 hrs walk

Today after wonder morning in the Tengbuche, from Thyangboche, the trail drops to Debuche, crosses another exciting suspension bridge on the Imja Khola through the rhododendron forest and climbs to Pangboche among thousands of mani stones. Our uphill trek continues, taking us to the quaint traditional Sherpa village of Dingbuche with its exciting views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam. Stay overnight at the tea house.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 8 : Rest day Dingboche

Today we take another rest and acclimatization day. There is the option of taking a light hike up the valley for a wider variety of photos of the valley and mountains of the Khumbu region.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 9 : Trek to Lobuche (4910m//16109ft) 4-5 hrs walk

From Dingboche the trail diverts towards the north, the path is gradual up for about 40 -50 minutes as you come to a mani-prayer Stupa, from here the trail is begin gentle, with the nice view of Pheriche village.  Today's walk offers the beautiful view of the Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam and to the north Pokalde and many more mountains. Thugla is the only place with teahouses before Loboche. From Thugla, an hour steep up brings you to the top, where you can view Mt.Pumori and other peaks west of Everest, the spot here is a good place for a few minutes break after the strenuous climb, close to this spot you can also see a number of memorial of the unfortunate climbers, who died in expeditions around the mountain of this region. Finally, reach Lobuche for overnight.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 10 : Trek to Gorakshep(5180m/16995ft) 3-4 hrs walk and Everest Base Camp (5364m/17600ft) 2-3 hrs walk

After an early morning start, we ascend through the glacier to the Gorek Shep. After meals with some time rest trek to Everest Base Camp which is located at the foot of the Khumbu Icefall. Back to Gorakshep and say overnight at the tea house.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 11 : Trek to Kala Pattar (5545m/18193ft) 2-3 hrs walk and to Dzonglha (4830m/15847ft) 4-5 hrs walk

Today an early morning your guide will take you to the Kala Pattar, best viewpoint of this trip from where you will be able to see dramatic panoramic view of the Mt Everest, Pumori, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and many more mountains. Re-trace back to Lobuche than take the gradual trek to Dzonglha which takes about 3 hrs. Stay overnight at the tea house.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 12 : Trek to Thangan (4700m//15420ft) 6-7 hrs walk via Chola pass (5420m/17782ft)

Today an early morning after breakfast you will start your trek with slow uphill until the Pass from where you will see a magnificent view of the different mountain. This will be the difficult morning in this trek, goes through the glacier and rocky trail. After the Pass, the trail descends all the way to Thangan. There is no tea house, noting available between Thangan and Dzonglha so that we must have to bring pack lunch. Stay overnight at the tea house.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 13 : Trek to Gokyo (4750m/15584ft) 4-5 hrs walk

Today after breakfast, the trek star with few up and down, cross the Ngozumpa glacier. After some time walk, you will get to the other side of the Glacier than the trail goes along the second lake with a nice view of the Mountain. Stay overnight at the tea house.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 14 : Full day in Gokyo

Today an early morning your guide will take you to the Gokyo Ri (5463m) for sunrise view. From here you will have the chance to full part of Mt Everest and Cho-yu and lake in the valley and biggest glacier of the named Na-Jumpa glacier. Back to hotel for breakfast and after breakfast in the afternoon you will have chance explore up to the fifth lake passing another forth lake and enjoy the view. Stay overnight at the tea house.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 15 : Trek to Dole (4200m/13780ft) 4-5 hrs walk

After a wonderful time in the pass and Gokyo, the trail descends all the way to dole via Machhermo. Today's walk offers you a wonderful view of the mountain. Stay overnight at the tea house.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 16 : Trek to Namche (3440m/11286ft) 4-5 hrs walk

Today after breakfast the trail star with big descend till Phortse Tanga than ascend to the Mongla dada from where the trail goes slow down all the way to Namche. Stay overnight at the tea house.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 17 : Trek to Lukla (2828m/9279ft) 5-6 hrs walk

Today after breakfast you will re-trace back to Lukla with few up and down. Stay overnight at the tea house.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 18 : Fly back to Kathmandu-(1350m/4430ft)-Hotel

Today an early morning your guide will take you to the airport for short but scenic flight back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, you will be picked up and transfer to the hotel by our airport representative. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Included accommodation on BB in Kathmandu (Hotel moonlight/Kathmandu Guest House/Apsara Boutique hotel)and standard meals (Breakfast )

Day 19 : Final departure

Transfer to the international airport for next destination flight.

Included standard meals (Breakfast ) and Tea/Coffee

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