Gokyo lakes & Everest Base Camp Trek

Gokyo lakes & Everest Base Camp Trek

Key Infomation

  • Duration:18 Days
  • Trip GradeStrenuous
  • DestinationTIA Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude5,545m
  • ActivityTrekking, Hiking and City Tour
  • Group Size1-10
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Everest Chola Pass and 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 (5,357m), Cho La Pass (5,420m) and Kala Pattar (5,545 m), the journey finally takes you to the base of the world’s highest mountain Everest and offering you the utmost opportunity to exploring a range of mountain vistas in the Everest region.

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.

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 and sneak around the majestic Himalayas. From Gokyo, you will continue trekking to Tangna, Lobuche, and crossing Cho-La pass you continue to Gorakshep and finally reach Everest Base Camp and exploring all around you will retrace down to Gorakshep, crossing Kalapathar, you will get down to Namche Bazaar via Pheriche and finally, get down to Luka and fly back to Kathmandu.

Highlights of Gokyo & Everest Base Camp Trek 

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site excursion in Kathmandu valley. 
  • Scenic and dramatic flight to the world's most dangerous airport - Lukla Airport. 
  • Trekking through the alpine forest, Sherpa settlements, and majestic valleys in Sagarmatha National Park. 
  • Enjoying the coffee and french bakeries in the renowned sherpa town - Namche Bazaar. 
  • Exploring the Tibetian Buddhism and its correspondence while trekking from Lukla to base camp. 
  • Experience Sherpa culture, tradition, and practices from your own eyes. 
  • Get a chance to encounter the exotic flora and fauna in Sagarmatha National Park. 
  • Panoramic views of mountains, glaciers, and valleys from the Kalapatthar viewpoint. 
  • Experience the view of the base of the world's highest mountain and its surroundings. 

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Itinerary

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This is our regular itinerary, If you are looking for your own customized itinerary, feel free to contact us.

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

After breakfast, you will be taken to visit some of the famous landmarks of Kathmandu such as  Boudhanath Stupa, Swyambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and Patan Durbar Square. They all are listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites and protected areas as all of them are historically, culturally rich, and ancient. You will get to explore these heritage sites with our experienced city tour guide. You will get a chance to know about the historical facts, stories and all the information related to these sites. 

Swyambhunath Stupa is one of the self-sprung Buddhist and Hindu temples, also called the monkey temple. You will enjoy the stupas, temples, shrines, monasteries, and many more things to explore. Similarly, Boudhanath Stupa is one of the oldest Buddhist stupas in Asia and it's an important pilgrimage center for Tibetian Buddhism. Likewise, Pashupatinath Temple is Nepal's biggest Hindu temple that lies on the bank of the Bagmati River, where people worship Lord Shiva shine. Watching the Hindu cremation rites at the bank of the Bagmati river might be a very new experience for you. Patan Durbar Square is one of the three royal squares in the valley. Built in the medieval era, the Durbar Square used to be the Malla ruler's royal palace and was later used by Shah Kings. 

After your amazing whole day city excursion, you will get back to your hotel. After that, we will go to one Nepali Cultural Restaurant where you will get both delicious Nepali food along with an amazing cultural performance. You will meet your trekking guide, there will be a short briefing session about your trekking and the guide will basically answer all your queries. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu. 

  • 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 Trekker's Lodge & Restaurant
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time30min flight & 3-4 hour trek
  • Maximum Altitude2,650 m

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 AD Friendship Lodge
  • 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 AD Friendship Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • TimeFull Day
  • Maximum Altitude3,880m

The trek continues along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Kosi with magnificent views of the mountains. We have trekked to an altitude of 3,860 m upon reaching Tengboche. Inside the monastery are incredibly ornate wall hangings, a 20-foot sculpture of Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. The group will be taken to observe a prayer ceremony either in the evening or in the morning depending on how the trekking goes this day.

  • Accommodation Good Luck Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6 hour
  • Maximum Altitude3,720 m

From Debuche, the trail passes through the alpine forest of Rhododendron along with crosses another exciting suspension bridge on the Imja Khola and climbs to Pangboche amongst thousands of mani stones. Our uphill trek continues, taking us to the quaint traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche with its exquisite views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam. We take our time, so we avoid getting affected by the altitude.

  • Accommodation Good Luck Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time4-5 hour
  • Maximum Altitude4,410 m

Acclimatization day in Dingboche. Today we will spend a second night at Dingboche as a part of our acclimatization plan. Dingboche (or Pheriche) is the second acclimatization stop for most trekkers. On this day, we will hike to the Nangkartshang Viewpoint (5,060m), which offers stunning mountains views of Ama Dablam, Makalu, Imja valley, and surroundings. Afterward, we'll come back to Dingboche for the rest and enjoy the remaining time before heading towards the Lobuche.

  • Accommodation Good Luck Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time4-5 hour
  • Maximum Altitude5,060 m

Today, the trail continues along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and passes by stone memorials for climbers who have perished on nearby summits. We continue to climb as we are heading to the village of Lobuche which is located at the foot of giant Lobuche peak. Some breathing problems may arise today due to the altitude. After crossing the Sherpa Memorial in Thukla Pass, we'll hike towards the Lobuche village. 

  • Accommodation 8000 in Pyramid
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time6-7 hour
  • Maximum Altitude5,050 m

This is a big and difficult day walk along the Khumbu Glacier and up to Everest Base Camp at 5,364 m, the closest you can get to Mt. Everest without mountaineering equipment. During spring, there will likely be expedition teams about to attempt the summit. The view of the Khumbu Icefall from Base Camp is spectacular. We return back to Gorak Shep for the night.

  • Accommodation Himalayan Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time6-7 hours
  • Maximum Altitude5,354 m

This will be one of the most difficult yet rewarding days of the trek. Most of the morning is spent climbing Kala Patthar, a small peak at 5,545 m. The ascent is demanding but the climber gets the most magnificent mountain panorama    Everest, the highest point on the planet at 8,848 m, towers directly ahead, and on all sides loom the giants such as Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, Lhotse, and countless others. We make a quick descent to Gorak Shep and have a hot breakfast, and then trek back to Lobuche leaving the Khumbu glacier. Another few hours straight walk towards Cholatse mountain and reaching Dzongla village. 

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

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 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 rise sharply to our right. We need to pass through some crevasses before we reach Thagnak Village in Gokyo valley. 

  • Accommodation Chola Pass Resort
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time7-8 hours
  • Maximum Altitude5,420 m

After early morning breakfast in Thagnak, we'll hike on the Ngozumpa glacier, the largest glacier in Nepal. You'll experience the beautiful views of Cho Oyu and other mountains in Gokyo valley. After reaching Gokyo village, you can explore the beautiful pristine Gokyo lakes in the remaining time. 

  • Accommodation Thanka In
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time3-4 hours
  • 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, Phonak 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 the Ngozumba glacier, the longest glacier of the Himalayas, is so fascinating. After exploring the Gokyo Ri, we will come down to Machhermo village for a night stay. 

  • Accommodation Yeti INN
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time7-8 hour
  • Maximum Altitude5,364 m

Descend down to Dole village following the Gokyo river, Buddhist monasteries, and the beautiful alpine forest of the Khumbu region. The glimpse of Ama Dablam can be seen again along with other stunning peaks of the Everest Region. We will spend that night in Namche bazaar and explore foods, coffee, and drinks.

  • Accommodation AD Friendship Lodge
  • 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 Khumbu Lodge
  • 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

  

  • All the ground transportation ( including airport pick up, drop off, and city sightseeing). 
  • Three-star hotel accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu. 
  • During the trekking, full board meals ( breakfast, lunch, and dinner). 
  • Twin-sharing bed accommodation during the trekking. We will provide the best rooms with more facilities as much as possible.
  • Professional and experienced license holder trekking leader during your trekking. 
  • Food, accommodations, salaries, medicines, and related insurance for trekking crew members. 
  • KTM-LUKLA-KTM round trip airfare for all the guests and staff. 
  • All the necessary permits and entrance cards for trekking in the Everest region. 
  • All the government taxes and company service charges. 
  • Footprint adventure t-shirt and trekking map for free and duffel bag and sleeping bag for return at the end of the trek. 
  • Welcome or farewell dinner with a cultural show program in a typical Nepali 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.

    Dates & Price

    Departure DateTrip StatusPrice 
    dateSeptember 06, 2022 - September 23, 2022StatusAvailablepriceUS$1699
    dateSeptember 14, 2022 - October 01, 2022StatusAvailablepriceUS$1699
    dateSeptember 28, 2022 - October 15, 2022StatusAvailablepriceUS$1699

    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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