Seek new adventures in an incredible trekking in Nepal!
Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Cho la Pass Trek (5,422m/17,783ft) is one of the most challenging treks you will ever find, combining classic tradition, culture and top class adventures, covering the entire upper Khumbu Region, crystal Gokyo Lake, renowned viewpoint Gokyo-Ri and the camp base of the world’s tallest mountain, Mount Everest.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and Transfer to your hotel.
Arrival in Kathmandu. You’ll meet our representative in the airport and we will transfer you to the hotel Access Nepal or a place of similar category on B/B.
Day 02: Day off and arrangement day
This day is free and is thought to arrange your trip. You could also explore Kathmandu if you’d like to!
Day 03: Flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,700 meters)
Early morning flight to Lukla (2,800m) from Kathmandu with some amazing views from the plane. It takes about 30-40 minutes to Lukla. We will start our trek and head to Phakding. We will descend to Tharo Koshi, which is also known as Kusum Kangru Khola river. After crossing the river going over the suspension bridge, you’ll climb to Ghat and will continue climbing to Phakding. Overnight at Phakding.
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440 meters)
Following Dudh Koshi River, we will reach the area of Zamphuti. This is an excellent view point of the Thamserku peak. On our way ascending to Chomoa we will find the site of an agricultural project, interesting for visiting farming land. We will continue our walk uphill, until we enter the Sagarmatha National Park, where the Everest is (1148sq km, established in 1976) at Monjo (2840m.). We will reach Namche Bazaar, with amazing views of different Himalayan peak of Everest region. We’ll stay here overnight at 3420m of altitude.
Day 05: Rest and acclimatize in Namche (3,440 meters)
Day off and rest in order to get the proper acclimatization before our trek. We can hike around, it’s the ideal place to overview some of the outstanding mountains, like the Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Lhotse etc. You can walk around the Khumjung valley, Hillary School and Khunde Hospital and then return back to Namche. In Namche Bazaar, you can spend some time interacting with the fun-loving Sherpa people - you’ll get to know their culture and lifestyle.
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3,860 meters) 5 hours
We will walk along the ridge and then descend to Dudh Koshi River at Phunkithanka. After crossing the bridge, we will ascend to the Tengboche. Once we’ve reached Tengboche, you will see the local monastery. Tengboche has the largest monastery of Khumbu region. We’ll stay overnight.
Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,350 meters) 5.30 hours
We will descend to Debuche, crossing a suspension bridge on the Imja Khola, and then climbing to Pangboche amongst thousands of Mani stones, typical from the Buddhism culture. Our uphill trek will continue, taking us to the traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche.
Day 08: Dingboche to Lobuche (4,910 meters) 5 hours
The trail continues along the side of the Khumbu glacier, and it passes by stone memorials for climbers who didn’t make it to nearby summits. We continue to climb as we are heading to an altitude of 4,910 meters at Lobuche, which is really just a few steps away from the foot of the giant Lobuche peak. We’l stay overnight.
Day 09: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,365 meters) then back to Gorak Shep (5,180 meters)
This is a bit more difficult trekking day walk along the Khumbu glacier, ending up at the Everest Base Camp at 5,365 meters, the closest you’ll get to Mt. Everest. Possibly, we will find there a team about to attempt the summit. The view of the Khumbu Icefall from the Everest Base Camp is spectacular. We will return back to Gorak shep to stay overnight. It’ll be about an 8 hour long trek in total.
Day 10: Hike up to Kalapattar (5,545 meters) and trek back to Dzongla (4,620m.)
Most of the morning we will be climbing the Kala Pattar, a small peak (by Himalayan standards) at 5,555 meters. The ascent is rather demanding, but the climber gets the most magnificent mountain panoramic view: the Everest, the highest point on the planet at 29,028ft, 8,848 meters, stands right in front looming the other giants: Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, Lhotse and countless other peaks. We make a quick descent to Gorak Shep. Then, we will gently descend to Lobuche and then go up to Dzongla.
Day 11: Dzongla to Thangna (4,650 m.)
We will walk on the flat stone path for a while. Then, we will ascend to Chola crossing the icy trails along Chola glacier. After reaching Chola, we will descend on another side through the stony path, until we reach Phedi. From there, we will climb up to Thangna, which is a small village with few lodges and tea shops.
Day 12: Thangna to Gokyo (4,750m.)
We will walk along the glacier route until we first reach Lake of Gokyo. The trek is easier over flat path following Dudh Koshi River up to Gokyo. It is a windy valley and it’s located near the third lake. At Gokyo you will be amazed by the natural beauty of Dudh Pokhari Lake.
Day 13: Rest day at Gokyo
We will have a day off, and explore the Gokyo valley. Gokyo is a trade center where the Sherpa people run lodges to provide the best services to the trekkers. Gokyo is located near to Ngozumba glacier, the biggest glacier of Nepal.
Day 14: Climbing Gokyo Ri (5,483m.) and trekking to Machhermo (4,410m.)
We will first climb the Gokyo Ri, emerging above the village in the northern side of the Lake. From the top, you can admire the beautiful view of the summits of Everest, Lhotse and Makalu mountains. Then, we will descend to Gokyo and trek Machhermo. We will be following the Dudh Koshi River.
Day 15: Machhermo to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m.)
Walking downhill to Phortse tenga, we will cross a forest covered with rhododendron, pine and local incense. Later on, we will ascend to Monglo, to then, gently descend to Khumjung. From Khumjung, we will walk in the flat path for a while and then descend to Namche.
Day 16: Namche to Lukla
Descend to Lukla crossing the rhododendron and pine forest, as well as Sherpa villages.
Day 17: Morning flight back to Kathmandu. 30 minutes
Enjoy the last panoramic views of the mountains you have recently visited in a 35 minute flight back to Kathmandu. Transfer to the hotel in Kathmandu.