‘adventure on bothscenic sides of Everest with high Cho-la pass’
“Aroundbeautiful country of high Khumbu valley with awesome scenery
Enjoy walks with marvelous views to Gokyo valley and at Everest base camp
Spectacular panorama of world’s four highest mountains from Gokyo-Ri Hill Top
At scenic Gokyo valley with emerald glacial lakes and crossing high Cho-la pass
Adventure combination of cultural walks along with fabulous mountain views”
Trip at a Glance:
TrekkingMode: On Hotels andLodge on route treks.
Trekking Grade: Moderateto Adventurous
Trekking Region: Nepal North Mid East Himalaya athigh Khumbu area
Hours of Walks: Fromminimum 4 hrs to maximum of 8 hrs.
Maximum altitude: At Gokyo Ri5,357 m, Cho-la 5,430 m, and highest on top
Kalapatharat 5,545 m with Everest Base Camp 5,364 m.
People and Culture: MostlySherpa tribe with Buddhism religion and culture
ofTibetan origin traditions and custom.
Trek Duration: 14 Nights and 15 Days (Lukla toLukla)
Total Trip: 18 Nights and 19 Days (Kathmandu toKathmandu)
Season for Everest Gokyo and Cho-LaPass Trekking:
March to Mayand September to Novembers months, best times from March to May when wildflowers are in season, with clear morning but can get overcast during lateafternoon times. Another best months Octoberto early December for clear views of mountains but temperatures drops to minusdegree Celsius in the morning and nights as well in shades away from sunlight’swith chances ofsnow on some high areas and at Cho-la pass.
EverestGokyo and Cho-la pass trekking an adventure that takes you to high Gokyo valleywithin its emerald colored glacial lakes, in early days was a Yak grazingsummer pasture, at present one of most scenic and popular trekking destinationaround Khumbu valley and Everest region.
Walk leadsinto lovely Sherpa villages adorned with Buddhism prayer monuments which you cannotice along the trials, walking in the shade of towering
Mt. Everest with array of giant peaks, adventure begins after taking a swiftshort flight from Kathmandu to reach at Lukla, the gateway town for manyadventure around Khumbu and Everest areas.
EverestGokyo and Chol-la pass route leads through scenic Dudh Kosi River valley andpast nice villages to enter Sagarmatha National Park conserves and protectspark exotic flora and fauna, listed in World Heritage Sites since 1979, thename Sagarmatha for Everest in Nepalese, and in Sherpa language known asChomolungma.
Walkprogress heading into cool shade of serene forest of tall rhododendron andpines with firs tree lines, as climb starts to reach at famous trekker’sparadise at Namche Bazaar the capital of Khumbu Sherpa, where colorful and busymarket held in Saturday.
From Namchewalk leads beyond main trekking trail of Everest visiting quaint and typicalSherpa villages of Khunde and Khumjung located on wide glacial valley beneathholy Mt. Khumbila (patron god of Khumbu Sherpa).
At Khundeand Khumjung enjoying pleasant time with views and soaking in local Sherpaculture and visiting its old monastery and then adventure leads to high areasaround Gokyo Valley enclosed by high mountains and rocky hills with views ofCho-Oyu that reflects on its glacial calm lakes.
Enjoyingscenic time at Gokyo with climb to view point hill on top Gokyo-Ri rewards youwith panorama of world highest peaks Everest, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu and Makalu withseries of mountains includes views of Gokyo lakes and Ngozumba massiveglaciers.
After Gokyovalley adventure continues to cross high Cho-la pass actual spelled as Tsho-la,where walk leads to tough steep climb to reach the top festooned with prayerflags and rock cairns, enjoying surrounding incredible mountain views descendto isolated Dzongla to reach at Lobuche on the road to Everest Base Camp.
Crossinghigh Cho-la and having marvelous time at Gokyo where one will be wellacclimatized for next adventure to reach at famous world highest base camp ofMt. Everest surrounded by giant peaks with close views of Khumbu Ice Falls andglaciers.
Spendingwonderful moments next adventure leads to strenuous climb to another scenicview top hill at Kalapathar, highest point of the adventure at above 5,545 mhigh facing outmost panorama of high mountain range with Everest and Mt. Pumoriat close distance.
Slowly ourmagnificent walk and adventure come to an end to reach back at Lukla with visitof beautiful Thyangboche and its interesting monastery surrounded by greenwoodland and array of mountains.
At Luklawith last overnight stop where scenic and short flight in a smaller aircraftbrings you back at Kathmandu, after a great adventure and marvelous experienceon Everest Gokyo and Cho-la pass trekking.
Day01: On arrival in Kathmandu meetour staff for transfer to hotel.
Day02: At Kathmandu trek andpreparation and sightseeing tour.
Day03: Fly to Lukla 2,820 m (30mins) trek to Phakding 2,640 m-03 hrs.
Day04: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m– 06 hrs.
Day05: Rest day at Namche Bazaar foracclimatization and excursion.
Day06: Trek to Khunde 3,880 m andKhumjung village 3,653 m – 04 hrs.
Day 07: Trekto Dole 4,110 m – 06 hrs.
Day 08: Trekto Machherma 4,465 m – 04 hrs.
Day 09: Trekto Gokyo Lake 4,800 m – 04 hrs.
Day 10: Hiketo Gokyo-Ri 5,483 m and walk to Thagnak 4,750 m -04 hrs.
Day 11: CrossCho-la Pass 5,367 to Dzongla 4,680 m – 07 hrs.
Day 12: Trekto Lobuche 4,890 m – 05 hrs.
Day 13: Trekto Everest Base Camp 5,364 m back at Gorakshep – 06 hrs.
Day 14: Hiketo Kalapatthar 5,545 m trek to Pangboche 3,900 m- 06 hrs.
Day 15: Trekto Namche Bazaar – 06 hrs.
Day 16: Trekto Lukla – 06 hrs.
Day 17: Flyto Kathmandu and transfer to your hotels.
Day 18: InKathmandu spare and contingency dayDay 19: InternationalDeparture homeward bound.