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Gokyo Lake And Cho La Pass Trek

Are you planning a trek in the Everest region in Nepal? Are you searching for the Gokyo Lake and Cho La Pass Trek itinerary?

Gokyo Lake and Cho La Pass Trek attracts thousands of trekkers from around the world due to its thrilling Cho La Pass trail and a series of remarkable turquoise lakes. The trail greets you with spectacular panoramas from notable viewing points like Kala Patthar and Gokyo Ri.

The Gokyo Lake and Cho La Pass Trek takes you into the Base Camp of the Mt. Everest through the enchanting Sherpa hamlets and rewards you with the experience of a lifetime. Get prepared for enthralling sights of the grand Himalayas, lush forests and antique Buddhist monasteries.

This Gokyo Lake and Cho La Pass trek is an ideal trek for the trekkers who are fit, healthy and have previous trekking experience.

Gokyo Lake And Cho La Pass Trek itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)

It is a mesmerizing flight into Kathmandu on a clear day. For your comfort, our guide will pick you up at the airport and take you to your hotel. The rest of the day is reserved for rest.

Day 2: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,700ft): 8km, 3 - 4 hours trek

You will enjoy a scenic 30-minute flight to Lukla airport. Lukla is a cliff hanging airport in the Khumbu region, from where the real trekking adventure in the Everest region begins. Upon reaching the airport, you meet our guide and start to ascend up to Phakding along the Dudh Koshi River Valley.

Day 3: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438m/11,280 ft): 11km, 5 - 6 hours

From Phakding, walk to Monjo along the round river. After crossing the river several times on the high suspension bridge, you reach Monjo, the entry point of the Sagarmatha National Park. After that, you take steep steps to Namche, where you spend the night.

Day 4: Acclimatization Day - Namche Bazaar: (3,440m/11,284ft)

Namche is the major trading village of the Khumbu region and includes a busy market. It is also a meeting spot for the Tibetan and the Hindu traders. Rest day for acclimatization and exploration.

Day 5: Namche Bazaar to Phortse Thanga (3,680m/12,073ft): 6km, 5-6 hours

Leaving Namche Bazaar, you climb up to the Khumjung hill and descend to the east of the valley, where you find two trails. Your guide will choose the best to take, then you climb to the top of the ridge.

You then follow a route that descends via a series of twists down a sandy slope to the Dudh Koshi.

Day 6: Phortse Thanga to Machhermo (4,470m/ 14,663ft): 10km, 4-5 hours

Leaving Phortse Thanga, you trek alongside a rhododendron forest to Tongba Village. From Tongba Village you trek towards Machhermo, passing through Dhole, Labarma and Luza villages. You can pay a visit to a Chorten on the path. You walk alongside the Dud Koshi River for the duration of your hike on this day.

Day 7: Machhermo to Gokyo (4,800 m/15,744 ft): 7km, 4-5 hours

Today, you start your trek by climbing to the crest of a ridge, where you get to experience the remarkable view down the valley to Kangtaiga. You then hike to the terminal moraine of the Ngazumpa Glacier, then descend down to the riverbank.

The trail levels out after you cross an iron bridge and pass the first lake called Longpongo. You will see the lama footprints on the stone here. The second lake, Taboche Tsho, greets you with a gleaming turquoise blue sheet of water.

Day 8: Gokyo Valley: Acclimatization Day - Hike to Gokyo Ri (5357 m/17,570 ft)

Acclimatization and exploration day. After exploring the lakes, you get up at sunrise and follow a trail up to the Gokyo Ri. As you climb, the summits of Everest, Makalu and Lhotse and of Gokyo Ri come into view.

Day 9: Gokyo to Thagnak (4750 m/15,580 ft): 4km, 4 - 5 hours

Today, you trek through the Ngazumpa Glacier to the peak on the other side. Further on, you walk along the shore of that peak to reach Thagnak.

Day 10: Thagnak to Cho La pass (5,367m/17,604 ft) to Dzongla (15, 939 ft): 7km, 7 - 8 hours

The toughest day of your trip. The Cho La Pass is very steep and comprises a glacier walk on the eastern side.

You then reach Phedi and climb through a ravine and rocky trail. The top of the pass is decorated with Buddhist prayer flags. From there, you pass severalcrevasses before reaching Dzongla Village.

Day 11: Dzongla to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 6km, 2 - 3 hours

Today is a very Short Trek. You have a lot of time to relax and enjoy the beauty of the surroundings. Climb down from Dzongla and walk through a grassy trail to enjoy the view of Lobuche Peak.

Day 12: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,594 ft): 13km, 6-7 hours

Today, you trek to Everest Base Camp through the Gorak Shep Lake. You have to take an arduous trail past the Indian Army Mountaineers’ Memorials and rocky dunes, through moraine and streams to get to the Everest Base Camp. After observing the stunning views of the snow-capped summits, you get back to Gorak Shep and spend the night.

Day 13: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft) to Pherice (4,288m/14,070ft): 16km, 7-8 hours

Kala Patthar viewpoint observation day. The trail leading to Kala Patthar is very steep, so you take it slow to reach the top. The sight from the top of Kala Patthar is one of the best views of mighty Everest. You get to watch the stunning views of the grand Lingtren, Khumbutse and Changtse mountains. You will get the opportunity to spend some time at the top before you descend down to Pheriche to spend the night.

Day 14: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar: 20km, 6 - 7 hours

From Pheriche, you trek down through the hillside. The route descends rapidly through a pine forest after crossing the bridge over the Dudh Koshi River. On this route, you may get the chance to see pheasants and mountain goats. Passing through Sansa village and winding tracks, you finally reach Namche Bazaar to spend the night.

Day 15: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,860m/9,186ft): 19km, 6 - 7 hours

From Namche, you descend along the steep trail to Lukla. This last evening calls for a party with the Sherpa guides and fellow trekkers.

Day 16: Fly to Kathmandu

You pack up early and head to the Lukla airport to catch a flight back to Kathmandu. The rest of your day is free to do your own things.

Price Include/Exclude:

Price Includes:

  • Airport pick up and transfer to the hotel in Kathmandu
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Accommodation during the trekking
  • Round Trip Domestic Airfare (Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu)
  • An experienced and knowledgeable trek guide
  • Sagarmatha National Park entrance fees
  • Trekkers Information Management System fees
  • Equipment and clothing for porters & guide and first aid medical kits
  • Insurance for guide and porters
  • All applicable government taxes

Price Exclude:

  • Nepal visa
  • All meals in Kathmandu and during the trekking
  • Hot shower during the trek
  • Extra baggage charges
  • Personal gear & clothing
  • Tips (Expected)
  • Any extra expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/road block
  • All drinks and Personal insurance

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