Gokyo lakes

Gokyo lakes & Everest Base Camp Trek

Key Infomation

  • Duration:18 Days
  • DestinationTIA Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude5,545m
  • ActivityTrekking, Hiking, Flight
  • Group Size1-10
Price fromUS$1,699US$1,899
Group Price Available
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1 person - 2 peopleUS$ 1699
4 people - 6 peopleUS$ 1599
6 people - 8 peopleUS$ 1549
8 people - 10 peopleUS$ 1499
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  • No booking or Credit Card Fee
  • Free Cancellation

Highlights

  • Sherpa People's lifestyle and their unique culture hospitality.
  • To see the opportunity of the roof of the world Mt. Everest including other more mountains.
  • Beautiful ice fall views from Kala Patthar.
  • Experience of Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu domestic flight.

Everest Chola Kalapattar Trek, the name itself is explicit enough what length this trekking embraces, starting right from the remote and low altitude areas, the trail takes you to Gokyo valley, challenging you to cross high mountain passes namely Gokyo Ri (5,483 m), Cho La Pass (5,880 m) and Kala Pattar (5,545 m), the journey finally takes you to the lap of the world’s highest mountain Everest and offering you the utmost opportunity to exploring a range of mountain vistas in the Everest region.

Everest Chola and Kalapattar Trek, the name itself is explicit enough what length this trekking embraces. This is another most amazing and full of adventure trekking trips in the Everest region. The trekking no doubt takes you across Gokyo valley, the narrow high mountain valley, and crossing Chola and Kalapathar, the journey takes you to the Everest base camp. Thus, it is a combined trekking trip to offer an immense experience of crossing high mountain passes, exploring the mountain valley, and reaching the lap of the world’s highest mountains Everest. This is therefore why this particular trekking has been one of the frequently organized and one of the demanded trekking trips in recent days at least among the Footprint Adventure.

Everest Chola Kalapattar Trekking crossing high mountain passes like Chola and Kalapathar including Gokyo Ri is not technically difficult as it passes through the well-developed trekking trails but all these trails climb up above 5,000 meters, alongside glaciated lakes, glaciers, rocky and sloppy hills and boulders filled with snow, and therefore acclimatization is essential and also the trail goes through the remote villages and passes through high rocky and sloppy hills filled with snow and quite often the emergency facilities are not available making your trip a challenging this is therefore why adequate acclimatization is the most in order to prevent the possible suffering from high altitude sickness.

The attraction of this trekking trip is obviously the Cho La Pass (5,880 m) and undoubtedly the Gokyo and the Gokyo Ri (5,483 m) and similarly the Kala Pattar (5,545 m), climbing on these high mountain passes you will be able to sneak around amazing mountain vista including that of Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Makalu (8,463 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Pumari (7,161 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,855 m), Mt. Amadablam (6,850 m), Mt. Thamserku (6,723 m), Mt. Kantega (6,685 m), Chukkung Ri Peak (5,550 m) and so forth.

During the trip, you will not merely cross the high mountain passes but also go through the charming settlement of legendary Sherpa, explore their distinct rituals, lifestyles, enjoy local dishes and delicacies, also explore around Buddhist monasteries, diverse flora, and fauna. If you are lucky enough, you will also spot wild animals, endangered birds, offering you an amazing opportunity for taking photographs, these features are explicit enough therefore why Everest Chola Kalapattar trekking is a rewarding and lifetime experience.

Prior to trekking, you will have a short sightseeing tour in and around Kathmandu valley, and then have a short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla from where you will continue trekking to Namche Bazaar, Phorste, Macherma, and then enter into Gokyo valley, and then climb up to Gokyo Ri (5483 m) and sneak around the majestic Himalayas. From Gokyo, you will continue trekking to Tangna, Lobuche and crossing Cho-La pass (5,330 m) you continue to Gorakshep (5,160 m) and finally reach Everest Base Camp (5,400 m) and exploring all around you will retrace down to Gorakshep, crossing Kalapathar (5,545 m), you will get down to Namche Bazaar via Pheriche and finally get down to Luka and fly back to Kathmandu.

Itinerary

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You will be met by Footprint Adventure Treks and Expedition’s representative at Airport and transferred to the hotel. The remainder of the afternoon at leisure for you to explore, and shopping for trekking. A pre-trek briefing will be given this evening. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation Kumari Boutique Hotel
  • Maximum Altitude1,350m

Next morning, after breakfast you will leave for a whole day sightseeing and visiting around Kathmandu valley. You can visit the sacred Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath, especially old and fundamentally enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. 

  • Accommodation Kumari Boutique Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast & Welcome Dinner
  • TimeFull Day
  • Maximum Altitude1,350m

An early morning start takes us to the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu for the 35-minute scenic flight to Tenzing and Hillary Airport at Lukla (2,804 m). On arrival at the airport, the guide will brief you and introduce our porters before we begin our trek towards Phakding (2,610 m). After landing we have time to explore the village while our Sherpa crew sort and load our trekking equipment. Then we begin our trek by descending towards the Dudh Kosi River where we join the main trail to Namche Bazaar, located just above Chaunrikharka (2,713 m). The walking is easy. After passing through the small village of Ghat (2,550 m), it is a short walk to Phakding.

  • Accommodation Standard Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time30min flight & 3-4 hour trek
  • Maximum Altitude2,800m

We continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Koshi, crossing the majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. After entering the Sagamartha National Park, the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views. Namche Bazaar (considered the Gateway to Everest) is home to many quality restaurants, hotels, lodges, shops, money exchange services, internet cafes and bakeries. Namche is the biggest town along the Everest trail.

  • Accommodation Standard Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6 hour
  • Maximum Altitude3,440m

We will spend a day in Namche Bazaar in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning air. We will trek a short distance to a museum that is celebrated for its exhibits of the traditional customs of the Sherpa people. We will also hike up to the Syangboche Airport and the Everest View Hotel, one of the highest-placed hotels in the world. From this point, we can see rewarding views of the Himalayas including Mt Everest.

  • Accommodation Standard Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • TimeFull Day
  • Maximum Altitude3,880m

We climb the Khumjung hill and descend to the east of the village down the broad valley leading to the Dudh Koshifrom where the route turns north. There are two trails and our guide will choose the best option for us to follow. There is a chorten on the ridge top at 3973 m which descends from Mt. Khumbila (5761 m). We visit Mohang, the birth place of the reincarnated Lama of Rongbuk Monastery of Tibet who is believed to have introduced Buddhism in the Khumbu region of Nepal. The trail descends in a series of steep switchbacks down a sandy slope to the Dush Koshi. We stay overnight in Phortse Tanga, near the river.

  • Accommodation Standard Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6 hour
  • Maximum Altitude4,110m

From Phortse Thanga it is an uphill climb to Machhermo. We walk on a trail alongside a rhododendron forest and pass through a waterfall before reaching Tongba Village. We continue our uphill trek and pass through Dhole, Labarma and Luza villages before reaching Machhermo. There is a Chhorten right before the Luza village.Throughout today’s journey we will be walking alongside the Dudh Koshi River. Overnight in Machhermo.

  • Accommodation Standard Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time4-5 hour
  • Maximum Altitude4,470m

We begin today by climbing a ridge for an excellent view down the valley to Kangtaiga and also up towards Cho Oyu (8153 m). The valley now widens as the trail passes through Phangkha, where an avalanche in 1995 killed 40 people.We then descend to the riverbank before climbing onto the terminal moraine of the Ngazumpa Glacier on a steep trail. Upon crossing an iron bridge over a stream, the trail levels out as it follows the valley past the first lake, known as Longpongo, at 4690 m. At this juncture, we get a chance to observe lama footprints on a stone. At the sight of the second lake, Taboche Tsho, we become mesmerized by the shimmering turquoise blue sheet of water sparkling in the sun. Little ahead of the second lake, we reach the third lake, the two linked by a surging stream. Gokyo village stands by the third lake and Cho-Oyu Mountain as a backdrop sets an amazing spectacular sight here. After lunch, we explore around the third lake, Dudh Pokhari. Overnight in Gokyo.

  • Accommodation Standard Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time4-5 hour
  • Maximum Altitude4,790m

We will hike to Gokyo Ri, a small peak above Gokyo village, in the morning and savor the fantastic views of the entire Khumbu region. As we ascend, the views become even more fantastic and we can see four of the seven highest peaks of Nepal, Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu. Reaching the fourth lake, Thonak Tsho we take pleasure in the lake’s serene beauty after which we trek back along the retracing trail to the third lake. We may take an additional hike up to the fifth lake, Ngozumba Tsho if time permits and depending on our physical conditions. From here, the view of Ngozumba glacier, the longest glacier of the Himalayas, is so fascinating. Overnight in Gokyo.

  • Accommodation Standard Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time6-7 hour
  • Maximum Altitude5,364m

If we did not climb the Gokyo Ri the previous day, we can do that today. Climbing to the top of Gokyo Ri is demanding as it is steep and takes about 3 to 4 hours to reach the top. But the scenery of Gokyo village, on the edge of third lake overlooked by Cholatse and the broad Nogzumpa Glacier, is magnificent. We are surrounded by panoramic mountains like Kusum Kanguru, Thamserku, Kangtega, Taboche, Cholatse, Makalu, Lhotse, Nuptse,Everest, Changtse, and Pumori. The sight of sun rays kissing Everest which towers over all the surrounding peaks is astounding. We trek through the Ngazumpa Glacier to the mountain on the other side. Next, traverse along the edge of that mountain and then meander into Thagnak. It will be a short hike today with an afternoon of rest which will prepare us for long hiking days and elevation gain to come.

  • Accommodation Standard Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time3-4 hour
  • Maximum Altitude4,730m

Today is going to be one of the toughest days of the trip. The Cho La pass is not itself difficult, but it is steep and involves a glacier traverse on the eastern side. We need to be careful as the trail is vertical and the rocks glazed by ice may cause trouble by making the trail slippery. The trail from Phedi climbs through a ravine and a rocky trail. While trekking through the side of a frozen lake, we reach at the top of the pass decorated with prayer flags. The pyramidal Ama Dablam presides over a range of mountains on the south even as Cholatse soars to the west and Lobuche East and Baruntse rises sharply to our right. We need to pass through some crevasses before we reach Dzongla Village. The village provides great views of Cholatse, Ama Dablam, Lobuche mountains along with the Pheriche Village far below.

  • Accommodation Standard Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time7-8 hour
  • Maximum Altitude5,363m

This will be a very short trek so we have a lot time to relax and enjoy the beauty that surrounds us. We climb down from Dzongla and walk through a grassy trail while enjoying the view of Lobuche Peak. The trail curves through the wide river bed before reaching Lobuche. We can spend the rest of day taking a rest which will help us prepare for the next day’s long trek. Overnight in Lobuche.

  • Accommodation Standard Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time3-4 hour
  • Maximum Altitude4,910m

We skirt lacier Khumbu , the climb is relatively easy to Gorakshep . Installation at the lodge and in the afternoon can be an optional excursion to the base camp of Everest and back 

  • Accommodation Standard Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time7-8 hour
  • Maximum Altitude5,364m

Start early in the morning to enjoy the view, steep climb to Kala Pattar. We are in the midst of a huge amphitheater surrounded by the highest peaks in the world and prestigious in the mineral world of high mountains. Down to Dingboche .

  • Accommodation Standard Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time7-8 hour
  • Maximum Altitude5,545m

Ascent Tengboche, spiritual heart of Khumbu. Visit the famous monastery, beautiful site dominated by Ama Dablan grnade then descent to the Milky River. We take the path to reach Namche.

  • Accommodation Standard Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time6-7 hour
  • Maximum Altitude3,440m

After breakfast, we trek toward the Hillary Suspension Bridge and then pass through several local villages. Our arrival in Lukla brings an evening in our last Tea House and, traditionally, a party with your trekking crew: you made it! Thanks to great teamwork and perseverance, you’ve accomplished a physical feat of which others only dream. This is your last night on the mountain, which can be bittersweet.

  • Accommodation Standard Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6 hour
  • Maximum Altitude2,840m

Enjoying the last glimpse of the mountains we have recently visited, the 35 minutes scenic flight takes us back to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu, we are met and transferred back to our hotel. In the evening we will have a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural dance performances.

  • Accommodation Kumari Boutique Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Time30min flight
  • Maximum Altitude1,350m

Our airport representative will drop you to Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport for your final departure from Nepal. 

  • MealsBreakfast

What's Included

 

  •    Airport Pick up and drop by necessary transport
  •     Kathmandu sightseeing with tour guide and private transport
  •     Standard hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu
  •     Full board meals(breakfast, lunch, and  dinner) in trekking
  •     Three cups of tea or coffee per day in trekking
  •     During the trekking region Lodge or Guest House accommodation
  •     Government Licence holder experienced English speaking guide.
  •     Honest, Kind, helpful with strong porter
  •     Food, Accommodation, Salary, Equipment, Medicines, and insurance for trekking staff
  •     Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu flight for guests and staff.
  •     Everest National Park Permit and TIMS
  •     Surface ground transfer on the necessary place
  •     All government taxes
  •     Footprint adventure's T-Shirt and trekking map
  •     Airport departure tax
  •     Sleeping bag and Dawn jacket etc.
  •     Farewell dinner with culture show program in a typical restaurant
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Your travel and rescue insurance.
  • Entrance fees in sightseeing sports.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Tips for guide, porter, and driver.
  • Mineral water, soft drinks, and hard drinks.
  • Donation for local people, hospital, school (not compulsory).
  • Internet, telephone, wifi, medicines, shower, electricity charge fee.
  • Rest of the expenses that are not mentioned on Price includes.

Additional Info

Flight
Flight is a very important thing for Everest  Chola Kalapatthar Trek. While you are going to Lukla by flight from  Kathmandu, or take a flight to Kathmandu from Lukla some time flight will be cancel account of bad weather. In this situation, you need to take a private Helicopter so You take a minimum of 02 extra days for  Gokyo Chola Kala Patthar Trek would be nice.

High Altitude Sickness
Everest Chola Kala Patthar Trek would be a lifetime memory in your life. If you are unfit we will not recommend going this trekking. While you are going toward the high place, You have to take food and liquid a lot and walk slowly, better take Diamox ( high altitude medicines). If you have a serious problem you have to admit the hospital soon in this case you call the helicopter for rescue and our staff will help you with your treatment.  If you have medical insurance the rescue helicopter payment will be cover by the insurance company so medical insurance is necessary to go this trekking.

Trekking Grade 
Everest Gokyo Kala Patthar Trek is a pretty long trek that goes right into high mountain country so; it is physically quite strenuous which involves approx 5-6 hours trekking along the way. There is no previous experience is required, used to some regular exercise and enjoy walking in the high altitude conditions.

Weather
The best seasons for  Everest Chola Kala Patthar Trek start from mid-September till November end and from the beginning of March until the end of May. The morning time usually clear, with clouds building up during the afternoon & disappearing at night. Trekking during the monsoon and winter is also possible.

Food
We will provide freshly cooked food from the local guest house or restaurant. You will have breakfast and dinner at the lodge and lunch available along the trail. You can find a wide variety of Nepali and Western food as well as drinks.

Transportation
Everest Gokyo Kala Patthar Trek starts your trip from your hotel so a car or necessary vehicle will come to your place and drop you at the airport then Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu amazing flight.

Telephone and Internet
Trekking to  Everest Chola Kala Patthar Trek there are few places available for Telephone and Internet. You can get an internet password from the hotel counter for telephone and the internet cost would be extra.

Electricity
Most of the lodges/ guest houses take an additional charge for battery charging. There is no electricity in the base camp. There is electricity or solar power where you can recharge your camera batteries, laptop, mobile, etc. that costs you need to pay extra.

Drinking-Water 
The bottled water is available along the trail until the last village. You can take buy boil water from the lodge or restaurant or you can use Iodine or water purifying medicines.

Luggage 
In Kathmandu, you will get 4 to 5-star standard hotel or resort accommodation. During the trekking part,  rooms will be basic, normally just a bed with a pillow and blankets. You will have a private room but the bathroom will be outside. There are some guest houses with attached bathrooms as well as but they will cost extra.

Group Leader and Crew
We promise we will provide Trained Experienced with honest with local Trekking Guide and Sherpa staff when there are 10  or more members in the Group and porters to carry your luggage and there will be 1 porter for 2 members.

Trekking Equipment
It's not necessary to spend a lot of money on extra equipment and clothing before your trip. The majority of these gears can be bought at reasonable rates in Kathmandu.

Trekking Days
The time schedule is very important for enjoying the trip among the Guide porters and trekkers Each morning after packing our bags and hot breakfast, we set off on the day’s walk. After walking for 3-4 hours we stop for lunch at around midday. The afternoon’s walk.  The remainder of the afternoon can be spent exploring the village, doing a bit of washing, or simply relaxing with a good book. On some days we will arrive at our destination by lunchtime and the entire afternoon will be free.

Customize Itinerary
As per your time schedule if there is not suitable date for trekking departure from Kathmandu so the place mentions your suitable time and date then we will organize your great trip to Everest Chola Kala Patthar Trek.

Trip Extensions
In addition to Everest Chola Kala Patthar Trek, we can organize a trip to  Annapurna Trekking, Langtang Trekking, Manasalu Trekking, Mustang Trekking, Mountain Flight, the water rafting,  jungle safari, City tour (Kathmandu, Pokhara, or Lumbini ), homestay Tour, Nepal Cultural Tour, Tibet tour, Bhutan tour or India tour extension as per your time frame.

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