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Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking

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Best Price
Price starting from

$1,499 USD 1,450

per person

Duration

19 days

Max. Elevation

5545.00m

Group size

2+

Level
MODERATE
Transportation
Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus/Flight
Best Season
March-June and September- November
Accomodation
3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu and Lodge/Guest House during the trekking
Meals
Full board in Trekking & Breakfast basis in City
Starts at
Kathmandu
Ends at
Kathmandu
Trip Route
Kathmandu-Lukla-Phakding-Namche Bazaar-Tengbuche-Dingboche-Lobuche-Gorakshep-Everest Base Camp-Kala Pattar-Dzonglha-Chola pass-Thangan-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

"A Marvelous Trek in the Himalayas"

Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking is a vintage trek that has been successful to provide a vivid splash of adventure and thrill to almost all the trekkers that have visited this destination. Gokyo Cho La Pass trek is also known as Everest Circuit trekking is popular for its adventure in Everest region.

Gokyo is a hidden valley with gorgeous blue lakes located in the lap of the Himalayas. It is the main source of Dudh Koshi River. This trek offers abundant opportunity for enjoying the amazing views of the Everest and several other similar peaks and to explore the Buddhists monasteries and shrines located here.

Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking is an enthralling trek that winds through the home of the legendary Sherpa ethnic community living in the highlands of the region, which ends at Gokyo Lake, situated in the highest point. Here, Gokyo Ri is an excellent viewpoint offers spectacular views of the mountains include Mt Everest. While trekking to Gokyo, excursions can be made to the Ngojumba Glacier, Chola Pass and colorful monasteries among others. This excellent trekking trail provides a wide range of experiences including ascending the summit up to Gokyo Ri and viewing mountains including Mt. Everest, Mt. Cho-Oyu, Mt. Makalu and other nearby mountains such as Kalapather Nuptse, Pumori etc. For the person who wants to trek high in altitude, see the biggest mountain on earth and can handle this fairly cold climate which exists at almost any time of year at this altitude located in Everest area. Trek to Everest Base Camp via Cho La pass is one of the best scenic treks in Nepal. Gokyo Cho La pass trekking is also very popular in the world because of the Sherpa Villages, Sherpa People, and home town of the world’s famous climbers. Gokyo Cho La pass trek begins from Lukla after 35min from Kathmandu. From this trek you will able to see and learn about Sherpa People and their culture and custom and Tibetan Buddhism. There are Many Buddhist Monasteries on the way.

Gokyo Valley, Cho La Pass, and Everest Base Camp trek is a perfect way to utilize holiday in Nepal. Trekking Planner organizes Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking with reasonable price and provides a quality service. We use experience and qualified guide and porter and make sure their insurance, equipment and daily wages. We provide all possible help and guidelines to make your holiday enjoyable and hassle-free. We also offer to customize treks and tours for individual and group.

Trip Itinerary

Day

1

Upon arrival, you will be picked up from 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 cultural dinner. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day

2

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 known as monkey temple as there are many holy monkey 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 stupa in the world. Later in the afternoon there will be a pre-trip meeting with your trekking guide in hotel. Our office representative will brief you regarding our trek as well as provides you opportunity to ask any question of upcoming trip with guide. And sty over night in Kathmandu.

Day

3

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 over night at the tea house.

Day

4

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 Sagamartha 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.

Day

5

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 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 over night at the tea house.

Day

6

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 over night at the tea house.

Day

7

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 over night at the tea house.

Day

8

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.

Day

9

From Dingboche the trail diverts towards 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 nice view of Pheriche village.  Today’s walk offers 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 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 over night.

Day

10

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 over night at the tea house.

Day

11

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 over night at the tea house.

Day

12

Today an early morning after breakfast you will start you trek with slow up hill until the Pass from where you will see 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 over night at the tea house.

Day

13

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 nice view of the Mountain. Stay over night at the tea house.

Day

14

Today an early morning your guide will take you to the Gokyo Ri (5463m) for sunrise view. From here you will have 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 over night at the tea house.

Day

15

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

Day

16

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

Day

17

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

Day

18

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

Day

19

Transfer to the international airport for next destination flight.

Inclusions

Includes

  • All airport pick up drop by private vehicle (for both international and domestic flights)
  • 03 nights win sharing deluxe accommodation in Kathmandu and at places as per our standard itineraries on bed and breakfast with transportation airport /hotel/airport. (single supplement at extra cost in rooms)
  • 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.
  • All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary

Excludes

  • Your Nepal Visa fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport size photos)
  • All the International air fare from and to Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
  • Lunch and Dinner  in Kathmandu
  • Personal  travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation
  • In case of extra more 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 an itinerary
  • 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 aid kit box
  • Holiday Tours Nepal’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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