Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Valley(Via Cho la Pass) Highlights:-
Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Valley(Via Cho la Pass): Gokyo is among the most popular tourist destinations leading towards the Sagarmatha base camp and other areas. Gokyo village at 4,790 meters (15,720 ft) elevation is a major center in the area.
Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Valley is an adventurous trip attempted by trekkers in the Khumbu Region of Nepal. This trekking package gives you amazing views of the high Himalayas of the World including Mount Everest which is the highest peak of the World. This trip also gives you the experience of the traditional Sherpa village, people, their gratitude and friendly behavior, Buddhist monasteries, gumbas, chortens, and the natural beauty of the Himalayan region of our country, Nepal.
Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Valley trek gives one the opportunity of viewing the panorama of Himalayan landscapes blended with freshwater lakes of Gokyo and the views of deep Dudh Koshi River Valley integrated perfectly with the lush vegetation of Sagarmatha National Park. The magnificent lake in the Gokyo valley from first to fifth gives amazing scenery for the viewers. And from the top of Gokyo Ri, you can again have an amazing Panoramic view of the mighty Himalayas. As Gokyo Valley is also added to the Everest Base camp trek, it makes your trip more interesting and amazing.
|Day-01:(1,350m.)||Step on Kathmandu|
UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE
|Day-03:(2,860m.)||Lukla Flight& Phakding Trek,3-4 hrs.|
|Day-04:(3,438m.)||Namche Bazaar,5-6 hrs.|
|Day-06:(3,680m.)||Phortse Thanga,5-6 hrs.|
|Day-08:(4,800m.)||Gokyo,4-5 hrs walk|
|Day-09:(4,800m.)||Gokyo Valley Acclimatization|
|Day-11:(5,367m.)||Dzongla via Cho La pass,7-8 hrs.|
|Day-13:(5,364m.)||Gorak Shep, Ascend Everest Base Camp,6-7 hrs.|
|Day-14:(5,545m.)||Kala Patthar & Back Pheriche,7-8 hrs.|
|Day-15:(3,440m.)||Namche Bazaar,6-7 hrs walk|
|Kathmandu flight,45 mins|
Day-01:Step on Kathmandu(1,350M./4,429FT.)
From 1st step off to the land of Nepal, Completing our mandatory custom Formalities -Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu. Himalayan Traverse representative excited full of joy for you at the gate who will lead us to Hotel. Rest of the day taking rest to get recharged after the tiredness of the long flight.
4-landmarks, 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites Visit with a Professional Licensed Person helping you know Kathmandu even deep historically. (Swayambhunath, Bauddhanath)- Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. With the knowledge gained we make you actually feel welcomed the Night as a part of a family with a warm Nepalese cuisine at a welcome dinner hosted by Himalayan Traverse after knowing the team and getting to know our guides in person.
Overnight in Kathmandu.
INCLUDED MEALS: WELCOME DINNER
Day-03: Lukla (2,860 m/9,383 ft.) Flight: 45 min & Phakding Trek (2,651m/8,700ft): 3-4 hrs walk
A short scenic mountain-flight one of the best takes us to Lukla. Everest Base Camp journey starts with landing at Tenzing Hillary Airport gateway of Mountains. We start our hiking to Phakding, passing by Cheplung Village for the view of yet not ascended Khumbila(5760m). Overnight at Phakding.
Day-04: Namche Bazaar (3,438m/11,280 ft.)Trek: 5-6 hrs walk
Start our hike With Dudhkoshi river by, entrance to Sagarmatha National park. Reach Namche Bazaar being through pine forest north up the valley of Benkar which is also known as the “Gateway to Mount Everest”. View of Mount Everest and Mount Lhotse. Overnight at Namche Bazaar.
Day-05: Namche Bazaar Acclimatization
An acclimatization day. We can do activities as per your wish as it's the rest day at the main center of the region with markets & services to the possible extent. A short hike to Khumjung or Everest View Hotel and enjoying the view of the mighty Himalayas should do for the day. Experience the Sherpa culture and learn about mountaineering history by making a short visit to Sherpa Museum and Khumjung School nearby. Overnight at Namche Bazaar.
Day 06:Phortse Thanga (3,680m/12,073 ft.): 5-6 hrs walk
A walk for Phortse Thanga begins with a climb to Khumjung hill and descending to the east of the village down the valley which leads to the northern route via the Dudhkoshi river by our side. As we descend more we reach nearer to Phortse Thaga as we walk by the sandy slopes of the Dudhkoshi river. Overnight at Phortse Thanga
Day 07:Machhermo (4,470m/ 14,663 ft.): 4-5 hrs walk
Today our trail takes upwards towards Machermo. As we walk we can see the wonderful waterfalls and natural sceneries by our side which adds excitement to our journey. Walking alongside the Dudhkoshi river again we will also see big chortens today. Overnight at Macchermo.
Day 08:Gokyo (4,800 m/15,744 ft.): 4-5 hrs walk
Today we start our day with a grand walk to the Land of Gokyo Lakes. We also cross over the bridge over a large river as we get into Gokyo Land. As we reach our destination, first of all we can see the amazing first lake of Gokyo. Walking a bit further ahead we can see the second lake and again comes the third lake. Today we spend our time enjoying the view of the magnificent lakes Gokyo and overnight later in Gokyo itself.
Day 09:Gokyo Valley Acclimatization
Today is the second acclimatization day of our trek which we will be doing in Gokyo as it is a wonderful and perfect place to acclimatize for our further trip too. As for today, we can hike to the fourth and fifth lake in Gokyo valley. The fifth lake is more popular among trekkers as it provides wonderful views of the slopes of Mount Everest too. After the hike of nearly 5 hours we overnight later in Gokyo Valley again.
Day 10:Thagnak (4,750 m/15,580 ft.): 4-5 hrs walk
Early in the morning today we start our hike to Gokyo Ri, as it provides a magnificent view of the sunrise above the Himalayas. The highest mountain, Everest with all other neighboring mountains can be seen perfectly from Gokyo Ri. After spending some time in Gokyo Ri, we then head for Thagnak, our next stop for today. Overnight at Thagnak.
Day 11:Dzongla (15, 939 ft.) via Cho La pass (5,367m/17,604 ft.): 7-8 hrs walk
A little tough day as we face Chola pass-thru vertical and steep glacier traverse. As the route may be a little slipper we must be cautious and alert. As we reach Chola pass we can again have the amazing view of the Himalayas from there and from Chola pass is a comfortable way to Dzongla, our next stop. Overnight at Dzongla.
Day-12 : Lobuche (4,940 m/16,207 ft.): 5-6 hrs walk
Through the Khumbu glaciers at the terminal moraine, we climb up to Chupki Lhara. See prayer flags and stones(memorials to Scott Fischer (American mountaineer)) on our way up. With clear views of peak-like Khumbutse, Lingtren, Mahalangur Himal, and Pumori, we reach Lobuche situated beneath the Lhotse Ridge. Overnight at Lobuche.
Day-13: Gorak Shep (5,170 m/16,961ft), Ascend Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,594 ft.): 6-7 hrs walk
Everest Base Camp, our final destination. Definitely is going to be an experience with challenges. Make our way to Gorak Shep 1st and head towards Everest Base Camp then following the Khumbu Glacier trails. Mountains that are observed: Nuptse, Pumori, and Khumbutse, and finally reach Everest Base Camp where we will be exploring today. For overnight, we return to Gorakshep.
Day-14 :Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft) Back to Pheriche (4,288m/14,070 ft.) 7-8 hrs walk
Depart for Kala Patthar to view the amazing sunrise seen from the Kala Patthar with the mighty Himalayas adding to it. Panorama from the top of Kala Patthar we head back to Pheriche for an overnight stay.
Day 15: Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,280 ft.): 6-7 hrs walk
Descend Namche Bazaar crossing the rhododendron forests. With the natural beauty of the place and watching the smiley faces of Sherpa locals, we make our way down to Namche Bazaar. Overnight at Namche Bazaar.
Day 16 : Lukla (2,800m/9,186 ft.): 6-7 hrs walk
Lukla today, making our way through the Sherpa villages. Rest at places like Phakding and after 1-2 hours, if needy, we reach Lukla for the flight back to Kathmandu early in the morning tomorrow. Overnight at Lukla.
Today we will be biding your farewell. Hoping we get to see you back in Nepal again as a family for another adventurous trip. We will take you to the International airport 3 hours before the scheduled flight and finally, you will depart back for your homeland!
Overnight in Kathmandu.
INCLUDED MEALS: Breakfast
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We first met Dorjee Sherpa in 2012 and did a trek with him to Langtang before it was devastated in the earthquake. We quickly fell in love with the himalayas, the Nepalese people, their culture, and Dorjee shepa. The Langtang trek was a beautiful trek and a great introductory to the…
September 30, 2022Matt massey, United States
Just got home from our second trek in the Himalayas with Dorjee sherpa. We treked to tengboche for the mani rimdu festival. The festival was incredible and the mountains are magnificent. Dorjee is a great guide and we really enjoyed staying at his Buddha lodge and meeting his wonderful family.
September 30, 2022Matt massey, United States
My family and friends from Maui completed a 10 day trek through Sagarmatha National Park to Tengboche to view the Mani Rimdu Festival in November . Our Guide Dorjee Sherpa and his associates arranged a fantastic trip for us. We stayed at his Buddha Lodge in Phakding and were treated very…
September 30, 2022Kevin Horan, Nepal
I spent very memorable days in the Everest region in Nepal. I used to dream to see this highest peak of the world and now I arrested it in my camera. My guide arranged everything and helped me a lot. He did not let me feel tired and boring.
September 30, 2022Austin, Netherlands Antilles