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Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking

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Duration
19 days
Max. Elevation
5545.00m
Group size
2+
Level
MODERATE
Transportation
Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus/Flight
Best Season
March-June & Sept-November
Accomodation
3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu and Lodge/Guest House during the trekking
Meals
Breakfast basis in city and full board during the trek
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

Highlights

    • Adventure on both scenic sides of high Khumbu valley with amazing views
    • Walk into beautiful Gokyo valley enriched with marvelous surrounding scenery
    • Hike to Gokyo-Ri for super views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu and Makalu
    • Pleasant moments at Gokyo emerald lakes enclosed by high giant mountains
    • Traverse from Gokyo valley towards Everest base camp via high Chola-la pass
    • Amazing landscapes views with mountains and towering hills within Khumbu
    • Enjoy local villages traditional farm and visiting its interesting monasteries
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 Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking Route. This bustling hub of the Khumbu region serves as the trading center. It is a favorite acclimatization 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 marvelous 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.

Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking Route has a carefully crafted itinerary to provide you with proper acclimatization, 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.

Important Note

Trip Itinerary

Upon arrival you will be picked up from the international airport in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel by our airport representative. After refreshment, your tour guide will come and take you from your hotel for half day sightseeing tours to Kathmandu Durbar Square. Later on this evening, you will be picked up from your hotel for a cultural dinner. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Today you have full-day guided sightseeing tours to the Buddhist and Hindu sights in Kathmandu, probably to Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swyambhunath; combination Hinduism and Buddhism knew as monkey temple as there are many holy monkeys living in the north-west part of the temple. Pashupatinath a sacred Hindu temple situated on the bank of the Bagmati River. Then drive to Buddhanath stupa one of the biggest and oldest stupas in the world. Later in the afternoon, there will be a pre-trip meeting with your trekking guide in a hotel. Our office representative will brief you regarding our trek as well as provides you the opportunity to ask any question of an upcoming trip with a guide. And stay overnight in Kathmandu.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Today an early morning your guide will take you to the Kala Pattar 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Transfer to the international airport for next destination flight.

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Includes

    • All airport pick up drop by private vehicle (for both international and domestic flights)
    • 03 night twin/double sharing accommodation in BB in Kathmandu
    • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu with private vehicle.
    • Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu flight with airport departure tax
    • National Park entrance fee and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card)
    • A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking, well-trained, Government license holding guide. Price includes his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
    • 02 guest to 01 porter with their insurance, salary, food, accommodation and equipment
    • We provide an assistant guide his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance walking with group to support where necessary as per the group size
    • Accommodation in the mountain during the trekking
    • Three meals a day; breakfast, lunch and dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking.
    • safe drinking water
    • All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary

Doesn't Include

    • Your Nepal Visa fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport size photos)
    • All the International air fare to and from Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
    • Meals during the traveling time
    • Personal travel and health insurance as well as insurance for helicopter evacuation
    • In case of extra nights’ accommodation, lunch and dinner in city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of itinerary. We can help you arrange extra nights accommodation.
    • Your personal expenses such as (laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottle water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc)
    • The tips to the trekking crews and drive
    • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control
    • Anything not included in service includes column

Complimentary

    • Welcome dinner in an authentic restaurant
    • First add kit box
    • Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
    • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company)
    • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily during the trek (very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms). This helps ensure your trek is in the safest hands possible.

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