Enjoy scenic walks on both areas of Khumbu crossing high Cho-La Pass .
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Gokyo & Everest Base Camp Trekking with Eco Himalaya Treks & Travels, leads to
wonderful and exciting combinations. Visiting both beautiful and picturesque high valleys of Khumbu around Gokyo Lakes with the world-famous Everest base camp.Gokyo & Everest Base Camp Trekking, allows trekkers to enjoy most of the scenic and high country of the Everest region. The adventure takes you to hidden valleys of Gokyo blessed with the magnificent scenario, enclosed within giant snow peaks.Overlooking the world’s four highest mountains with Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho-Oyu from the high viewpoint of Gokyo-Ri. The Gokyo valley with turquoise-colored glacial lakes and the longest Ngozumpa glaciers of Nepal, probably in the whole Himalayas range.An interesting trek of more than two weeks, the first phase of the adventure takes you to scenic Gokyo Lakes. After an exciting time at Gokyo valley and its shimmering lakes, then crossing high Cho-La pass to Everest base camp.
The second part of the walk is more adventurous traversing from Gokyo valley over Cho-La Pass; towards the eastern side of Khumbu. Where route leads to our final destination at Everest base camp, and climb to Kalapathar. Reaching the highest point of the adventure, facing mind-blowing views of peaks with Mt. Everest at its nearest distance.The early morning panoramic flight from Kathmandu begins our wonderful adventure to Gokyo & Everest Base Camp Trekking.On landing at Lukla’s Tenzing & Hillary Airport, the walk starts heading down to Dudh Koshi River. The trail follows through lovely Sherpa villages festooned with Buddhist monuments and prayer walls. As the walk proceeds entering Sagarmatha National Park and then on the high trail to Namche Bazaar.
Climbs lead on an undulating wide path within a cool shade of forest facing views of Kongde peaks. Then reach the famed Namche Bazaar, the hub of Khumbu Sherpa’s, and for trekkers, an ideal place for rest days.Spending an extra day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and hiking to its scenic viewpoints. The adventure continues leaving the main trail of Namche and Everest Base Camp with a climb to Mong Hill. Enjoy the grand panorama of snow-clad peaks and then down to a river gorge of Dudh Koshi.Following the river upstream then entering a wide exposed high ridge on route to Gokyo Lakes. Trekking through Dole and Machhermo nice settlements, then finally reaching our first highlight destinations at Gokyo.Located in a scenic valley surrounded by high rocky and snow mountains facing excellent views of Mt. Cho-Oyu. At Gokyo with ample time to explore and hike up to Gokyo-Ri for a glorious panorama of the surrounding mountain range.Includes grand views of Gokyo valley and the lakes with Ngozumpa glaciers that feed the Dudh Koshi River downstream.After a fabulous time at Gokyo, the adventure leads to a steep climb on top Cho-La pass, often spelled as Tsho-La. From the top of Cho-La grand views of Nirekha, Lobuche with the nearest Cholatse peaks, on completing the tough day.
A steep descent to Dzongla at the eastern side Cho-La Pass on route to Everest base camp our final destinations. Walk get much easier following the main trail past Lobuche and Gorakshep to Everest base camp.Stand beneath the world’s tallest peaks of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse within close distance for massif Khumbu Ice-Fall.On achieving our target and goal of the trek, the next adventure leads to a long haul on the top of Kalapathar ridge. Enjoy the spectacular panorama of towering giant peaks of Mt. Pumori with the closest views of Mt. Everest.On completing all our major highlights, return journey on the main route downhill to Pheriche and climb to Thyangboche. A beautiful spot with a majestic and impressive monastery, and worth a visit to the monastery interior.From Thyangboche and the monastery, the trail leads down and ups to Namche Bazaar. The last walk of the adventure heads down to Dudh Koshi River past Sagarmatha National Park. Then finally ending our great adventurous walks on reaching Lukla for the last overnight halt. The next morning a short and scenic flight brings you back to Kathmandu.
Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
On first arrival at Kathmandu and Nepal International Airport received by our guide and staff with traditional greetings. Taking care of your baggage, and then a short drive to the hotel, located in the heart of a city near the exciting areas at Thamel. Check into your lovely rooms, after getting refreshed from the Jet-Lag, join in with other members for group briefing. Provided by your guide or Group Leader, offering information regarding the trek, hotels, local lodge. As well of local culture with do’s and don’ts, evening a group welcome dinner in a nice authentic Nepali Restaurants. Entertains the environment with folk cultural program as introduction to Nepalese heritage and culture.
Day 2Tour of Kathmandu heritage sites of great interest.
Morning after breakfast, at given time our city and cultural guide will receives you at the hotel. A short drive to the hub of Kathmandu city, for exciting tour of old Durbar Square / Palace Courtyard. The area is teemed with life and activities, a great way to soak into Nepalese cultures. Visiting historical and religious monuments listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites most of the ancient buildings.After an interesting time at Durbar Square, a short drive to Nepal’s most important landmark, the Swayambhunath Stupa of more than 2,600 years old history. A Buddhist monument tucked on a hill top west of the city, from here visit the Hindu holy temple of Pashupatinath. The tour continues to large dome Stupa of Bouddhanath, as well known as ‘Little Tibet’. A great place to enjoy the tour of the world’s largest Stupa with all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha.Enjoying the day tour, transfer back to hotel rest of the afternoon preparation for the trekking and packing the right gear.
Day 3Fly to Lukla 2, 846 m and trek to Phakding 2,645 m - 04 hrs.
Morning transfer to Kathmandu domestic air-terminal for early flight to Lukla, as time to board in a small aircraft. The plane heads east facing superb panorama of Himalaya range of peaks with Mt. Everest, then landing at Lukla airport.A moderate town, where walk starts heading down to Dudh Koshi River valley through several Sherpa villages. Festooned with prayer flags, Buddhist monument and prayer wall then reaching our first overnight stop at Phakding village.
Day 4Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m / 11, 350 feet - 06 hrs.
Today’s walk to Namche Bazaar, morning having nice breakfast the trail leads up and down to Benkar village. Cross over a long bridge to Monjo village to enter Sagarmatha National Park, as walk leads to cross another bridge.Then reaching Jorsalle for lunch stop, the last village before Namche Bazaar, afternoon walk following a river bed. As climb starts on crossing the last high bridge, an exciting long winding uphill within forested path to Namche Bazaar.On reaching Namche transfer to a nice lovely lodge for overnight stops, facing views of Kwangde and Tharmasarku peaks.
Day 5At Namche for acclimatization and a short scenic hike.
A perfect place and right altitude for rest day as well for acclimatization, morning take a short hike. The top of Namche high ridge offers grand views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse with Ama Dablam. Includes series of peaks, visit the park museum nearby, an interesting place to get information of the Khumbu areas.For energetic people, enjoy few hours steep climb up to Everest View Hotel for glorious view of Mt. Everest. The first deluxe and luxury hotel of Khumbu and Everest region at 3,880 m high. Afternoon relax or take a stroll around the streets of Namche Bazaar lined with shops and many nice restaurants.
Day 6Trek to Dole 4,110 m- 06 hrs.
From Namche on the high trails, after few hours of pleasant walk our route diverts from main trail. Heading for a steep climb of an hour or more to a top ridge of Mong Hill. A place with few small shops and tea-house facing grand panorama of snow peaks, walk down to Dudh Koshi River. Reaching lunch spot at Phortse Tenga, located on a river gorges within forest surroundings.Afternoon walk climb into a gorge within forest path for some hours and then reaching wide open area at Dole. A nice small settlement with few good lodges to stay for overnights.
Day 7Trek to Machhermo 4, 470 m - 04 hrs.
Today a short walk for few hours to Machhermo, walk leads to a short steep climb, on leaving the gorge. Heading high on an open exposed country, walk leads on a ridge to Luza, another nice small settlement. As trail follows above the Dudh Koshi reaching on top of Machhermo, facing views of Mt. Cho-Oyu.
Walk downhill into a small river gorge within a shade of willow and Populus trees and the short climb to Machhermo for lunch and overnight stop.
A lovely spot with number of lodges, facing views of Machhermo peak, afternoon relax and enjoy short walks.
Day 8 Trek to Gokyo Lake 4,800 m - 04 hrs.
Another short day walk to our main highlight and destination at Gokyo Lake, start the morning with short steep climb. Reaching on top facing superb views of surrounding mountain range, as walk follows a ridgeline to a small place at Panga.From here into small area of vegetation and climb up reaching the first lake of Gokyo. Walk on pleasant path and soon coming across second lake and then at main third Gokyo Lake. Where all lodges located above the shore from the Gokyo third lake, facing views of Mt. Cho-Oyu towards north.After checking into your rooms, afternoon at leisure for short walk around and explore the lake surrounding.
Day 9At Gokyo climb of Gokyo-Ri, rest of the afternoon free at leisure.
At Gokyo for another scenic day, rise early morning for few hours hike with steep climb to Gokyo-Ri. Climb start on reaching south side of the lake, a strenuous haul for two hours. Then reach on Gokyo-Ri the highest point of the adventure rewards with stunning panorama of world four tallest peaks. Enjoy the view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Makalu with Mt. Cho-Oyu, includes an array of peaks. A grand look of Gokyo valley and the lakes with Nepal longest Ngozumpa glacier, and probably in while Himalaya range. After a glorious morning down to Gokyo for breakfast and lunch and enjoy the afternoon at leisure.
Day 10Trek to Thagnak- 4,760 m - 04 hrs.
After a wonderful time at scenic Gokyo, a short morning walk to the end of Gokyo valley. Start the day walking past 3rd, 2nd and the 1st lakes to Na, a small place with some few huts serving as tea-house. Walk follows on gradual path beneath Ngozumpa glacier to overnight stop at Thagnak, situated at the base of Cho-La pass. Afternoon relax and preparation for the next early morning climb on top Cho-La.
Day 11Cross Cho-La pass 5,420 m trek to Dzongla 4,750 m-08 hrs.
Start the morning as early as possible carrying packed lunch for a long day, follow our lead guide. As climb heads towards rocky slopes with some steep sections then reaching on top Cho-La pass. Well hidden ridge top by towering near peaks of Cholatse, facing views of Nirekha and Lobuche peaks.
After a refreshing stop, walk downhill towards eastern side of Khumbu valley to Dzongla for overnight halt. A small settlement situated off from the main trail, with stunning views of Cholatse peaks and its small glacial pond.
Day 12Trek to Lobuche 4,960 m - 05 hrs.
From Dzongla a short day walk to Lobuche, after an hour walk joining on the main trail of Everest base camp. On reaching the main path, an easy slow up to Lobuche for overnight in one its nice lodge. Located west end of a wide valley with several good lodges facing grand views of Nuptse peak.
Day 13Trek to Everest Base Camp 5,364 m and back to Gorakshep - 06 hrs.
Another long day walk but on pleasant walk with few short steep climb, start the morning early. Walk on easy flat trail then climb towards a rocky moraine, and above Khumbu glacier. After few hours of exciting walk reach Gorakshep, situated on a sandy field beneath Kalapathar hill and Mt. Pumori. Having a short break, continue trek heading east following a rocky trail and glaciated path. Finally reaching on the foot of world highest peaks at base camp amidst dramatic landscapes of ice and glaciers. Facing close views of massif Khumbu Ice Fall, the view of Mt. Everest is blocked by Lhotse and Nuptse peaks.
However, enjoy the stupendous scenery of giant mountains and then head back to Gorakshep for overnight stop. After a long exciting day with great adventurous walk to Everest base camp and close to notorious Khumbu Icefall.
Day 14Climb Kalapathar 5,643 m and trek to Pheriche 4,260 m 06 hrs.
An early morning start of few hours steep climb to Kalapathar, on the highest spot of the adventure. From the high point of Kalapathar rocky hill enjoy the glorious panorama of towering mountain range. Standing in front of Mt. Pumori facing stunning and closest views of Mt. Everest at a mere distance.
After an enjoyable amazing scenery, descend back to Gorakshep for breakfast and continue walk downhill. The trail follows past Lobuche and Thugla, and down to Pheriche valley and at Pheriche settlement with many good lodges.At Pheriche check into a nice lodge for overnight stop, enjoy the grand views of Taboche, Cholatse and Ama Dablam. Pheriche also has HRA post (Himalayan Rescue Association close to the lodge.
Day 15Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m - 05 hrs.
An easy day on downhill till first half of the walks to Thyangboche, from Pheriche walk down to a river. A short climb to a ridge marked with Stupa / Chaitiya and then descend to Pangboche for possible lunch stop. From Pangboche enjoy close view of majestic Ama Dablam, after lunch down to a bridge.
After the bridge reaching into lovely forest with few hours climb up to Thyangboche for overnight halt. A beautiful place with magnificent monastery and worth a visit of the monastery complex and interior.Thyangboche stands on a scenic spot amidst forest facing grand panorama of high snow peaks with view of Mt. Everest.
Day 16Trek to Monjo 2,860 m via Namche Bazaar -07 hrs.
After a pleasant overnight at beautiful spot in Thyangboche with grand morning views of Snow Mountains. Walk leads down to Imjatse River, after a bridge a short steep climb to the junction of Gokyo and Namche.From the village of Shanasa near the cross point of various routes, walk leads on pleasant winding trail to Namche Bazaar for possible lunch stop.Afternoon walk down to Dudh-Koshi River and then short up to Sagarmatha National Park. Walk past the park entry and exit post, then reach at lovely village of Monjo for overnight halt.
Day 17Trek to Lukla 2, 846 m - 04 hours.
Last day of the adventure, enjoy the morning walk with short down and ups to Phakding. From Phakding on the same trail with hour climb to Lukla for final overnight halt around Khumbu and Everest region. At Lukla for lunch and overnight stop, with time to browse the town of Lukla.
Day 18Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu with afternoon free at leisure.
An early breakfast, with short walk to Tenzing & Hillary airport terminal in Lukla, as plane arrive from Kathmandu. Board on the small aircraft for swift short flight back to Kathmandu, and then transfer to the hotels.Rest of the day at leisure and for individual activities and shopping souvenirs of Nepal.
Day 19Free day as contingency and for individual activities.
Reserved as contingency day, in case of flight delay or cancelation in Lukla due to unfavorable weather condition. Might occurs sometime, if all goes well as per the itinerary enjoy the full day in Kathmandu relaxing and recalling the memories of wonderful adventure on Gokyo & Everest base camp trekking. Interested people can join in for another tour to Patan and Bhaktapur, worth a visit.
Day 20International departure for homeward bound.
Your last day in Kathmandu and Nepal, as per your international flight time our staff transfer you to the airport. Then bid farewell to guide and staff as you enter the airport terminal for homeward bound flight, after a marvelous adventure to
Gokyo & Everest Base Camp Trekking.
The flight to Lukla and back to Kathmandu, where flight can be delayed or might get postponed for next morning. Due to unfavorable weather conditions around mountainous region of Himalayas, can happen sometimes even in best time of the season. If the situation arise please bear with us, the company will try its best within our limit and control.
Adventure on both sides of Khumbu valley with Gokyo & Everest base camp .
Enjoy the walks around high beautiful Gokyo blessed with charm and beauty .
Explore the Sherpa’s villages on route trekking adorned with age-old cultures .
Walk amidst enchanting woodland of tall rhododendron, pines and fir trees .
Crossing high Cho-La pass to Everest Base Camp with climb of scenic Kalapathar .
Short Trek Profile
Tourist standard to *** Hotels in Kathmandu and in best available lodges on treks.
Moderate to Adventurous walks.
On top Gokyo-Ri at 5,357 m / 17, 575 ft and Cho-La Pass 5, 420 m / 17, 782 ft.
Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu, exciting flights, scenic and cultural walks.
15 Nights & 16 Days from Lukla to Lukla.
At Lukla after landing after a short flight.
In Lukla for last overnight stop.
Lukla-Phakding-Namche-Dole-Machhermo-Gokyo- Cho-la-Lobuche to Everest base camp.
Pheriche-Pangboche-Thyangboche to Lukla.
19 Nights & 20 Days from arrival to departure.
The best seasons for Gokyo & Everest Base Camp Trekking are in spring and autumn/fall however one can visit nearly all year round, except for the wet monsoon time of July and August. The main flow and high season are spring starting from March to May, where days are longer with enough sun-light hours. The right season is when wildflowers are in seasonal bloom, especially the rhododendron of various species from tall trees to shorter bushes.Morning and late afternoon till night time is cold from 3,000 m above, chances of light rain and snow-fall sometimes.The next best season is autumn/fall, the high time for trekking around the Himalayas. Most days are crystal clear for scenic walks and best views, but short days due to sun-light hours. Can be much colder from late afternoon till the next morning before the sun hits the area. Chances of snow-fall sometimes from
3,000 m high.
What to Expect
Nepal is a country of the world’s highest mountain range known as the Himalayas, where 80 % of landscapes are covered by hills. As well as greater ridges and mountains, where one can expect walking ups and downhill.The only flat land of the country is located south, which extends from the Far East to the Far West of Nepal. The low land is known as the Terai belt, of sub-tropical climate, the country with most mid and high hills.The people around the hills, especially around the high Khumbu, Gokyo and Everest region populated by the highlanders of the Himalayas.The Sherpa of Everest, interwoven with Buddhism religions and heritage culture, is similar to their Tibetan predecessors. Every house is adorned with prayer flags and villages have religious monuments and prayer walls.The hills are lined with beautiful forests lined with rhododendron, oaks, hemlocks, pines, and fir trees. Higher up with Juniper and Birch trees, but soon gives away for short bushes and shrubs within rocky and windswept terrains.
Explore the lovely Sherpa villages on this trek on route treks. From Namche onward, other places on the route are temporary settlements to cater travelers with fine good lodges.Nepal has more than 60 ethnic groups and 70 native spoken languages, with a blend of Hindu and Buddhism religions. On this trek expect more uphill climbs with downhill walks, but with constant views of snow-capped peaks. Overlooking Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho-Oyu and Ama Dablam with an array of snow peak ranges.
People with enough time in Nepal, can join in for various adventure sports activities. Paragliding, Ultra-Light Flight, Bungee Jumping, Zip Flyer,White water or scenic float Rafting. Other extension program is Mountain Biking for few days, and trip to Chitwan National Park for Wild-Life Safari.