Trip Duration: 18 Days
Best Season : Spring & Autumn
Country : Nepal
Min Altitude : 2853 meter
Max Altitude : 5545 meter
Trip starts : Lukla
Trip ends : Lukla
Group size : Min – 1
The Everest Base Camp trek is on the list of many trekkers. It’s very simple to see why. The path is looped along the foot of many beautiful Himalayas, the views of Mount Everest and other Himalayas. Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lake Trek is full of adventure, excitement and enlightenment for travel enthusiasts. This trek is also renowned as the Everest Base Camp Chola Pass Trek or the EBC Chola Pass Trek. Trekkers are going to get a peek of Mt. Everest, along with the other seven eight thousand meters mountains. More than 30 distinct mountains of the Himalayas, along with the settlements of Sherpa, trekking experiences more than the Himalayan wilderness.
Our representative will pick you up from Kathmandu airport on the basis of the flight data provided. Drive back to the hotel. You will be briefed about your tour and checked in to the hotel.
Today, the sightseeing tour will begin in the morning after breakfast. The main sightseeing attractions are; Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath, Swoyambhunath also known as the monkey temple, Kathmandu durbar square and the Kumari Ghar, the residence of the living goddess, with its wooden sculpted window and balconies, Bhaktapur durbar square and Patan durbar square. Later that afternoon there will be final briefing and preparation for the trek. Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.
We will start with a 30-minutes flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. The journey will begin to Everest, walking slowly up the river, along with great paved paths, passing a variety of teahouses and a scattering of green firs. Phakding which is at 2,610 metres, is a lovely village with about 30 houses. It is about 3-hour trek from Lukla and is located on both sides of the Dudh Koshi River.
Today, we will begin the day by movinf ahead to Monjo, another lovely Sherpa settlement of the journey. It is an official entrance to the Sargarmatha National Park, where your permits will be shown at the Monjo office. The walk to Namche Bazaar involves an arduous uphill climb of 590m, taking about 5 hours, but halfway up the hill you will be able to see Everest and Lhotse for the first time. As you move towards the town of Namche Bazaar you will be able to see different peaks; Thamserku (6648 m) and Kwangde (6224 m) to the east and the sacred mountain of Khumbila (5707 m) to the west.
It is essential to walk to higher elevations while you remain in Namche Bazaar for two days. There are options here for a trek to Khumjung where you can visit the local school and hospital or the Thames village of Sherpa Everest and the great Everest Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, or an airstrip to Shyanboche (3720 m). Above the airstrip is the Everest View Hotel, which was set up the Japanese to attract well-off tourist into the region for an amazing view of Everest. The scheme was brought down by the fact that the hotel was almost at 4000m and many people suffer from altitude sickness.
Our day today will begin with a short climb up of about 10 minutes and descends back to Dudh Koshi at 3550m before heading to Tyangboche at 3870m. The views of Everest, Thamserku, Amadablam and the valley are breathtaking. At an altitude of 3870 metres, Tyangboche is a delightful place constructed around the primary of Tibetan monastery in the region, where you can enter and listen to the monks chanting their mantras. The sight of Lhotse, Everest and Amadablam is memorable.
You will be going through the wooded forests and the Imja Khola valley. As the high Himalayas begins to surround you, the views become more impressive. You will gradually move to Pangboche, an exciting gompa site above the primary village, this is the oldest monastery in the region and apparently dates back from the introduction of Buddhism to Khumbu, then you’ll climb 4360 meters up to Dingboche. The panorama of Amadablam and Peak Island is amazing.
We will have an acclimatization day today. You’ll be in a further lovely portion of the Khumbu region, the Chhukung offers a splendid view of Mt. Makalu, Island Peak, Pike 38 and many more.
Now, as you walk up to Lobuche, the valley becomes barren with vegetation, but your attention will be strongly on the snow-capped peaks that rise above you. The trail leads under Thugla and offers a wonderful view of Cholatse (6442 m) across the valley. In places, the trail can get quite rocky so, we have to watch our steps while walking. After another steep climb Tawache and Nuptse are especially impressive from Lobuche, towering nearly 2 kilometers straight overhead.
Today, along the Khumbu Glacier is the trek to Everest. You will reach Gorakhshep, a small village where you will have lunch. T after lunch you will continue to follow the trail which will lead you to the Mt. Everest base camp at an altitude of 5400 meters Everest base camp offers an exhilarating panorama of Khubutse, Mt. Pumori, Changtse and Khumbu ice instead of Mt. Everest.
Kalapatthar’s ascent or’ Black Rock’ will show the finest views Everest. finest opinions. At the top you will see 360 degrees view of highest mountain, including Mt Pumori (7169 m), Mount Everest (8848 m) and Mount Lhotse (8516 m) and others. You will then go down to Lobuche and proceed to walk towards Cho La Pass, the trek to Cho La and Gokyo offers stunning sights of Amadablam, Makalu, Baruntse, Cho Oyu, Cholatse, Tawoche.
Today, we will climb towards the Cho La Pass in our first hour. The path crosses the cairns-marked glacier. The path goes downwards to Thangnak, once we reach Cho La Pass. Then we proceed to go along the lakes in Gokyo, which pours into the western division of the Glacier of Ngozumpa. We cross the three wonderful lake diagonally and go across third lake Dudh Pokhari, the community of Gokyo can be found on the eastern bank. You can walk along the lake and see Cho Oyu and Gyachung Kang, which are magnificent summits.
We trek to Gokyo Ri, also known as Gokyo Peak, at 5357 meters above sea level for panoramic views of snow-capped peaks such as Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, Mount Cho Oyu, Mount Nagpai Gosum, Cholatse Peak, Tawoche Peak and the views of Ngozumpa glaciers and Gokyo Lakes. We return for breakfast to Gokyo Lake and follow our steps down to Dole.
Our trek today moves down towards Namche Bazaar (3790 meters) and leads steeply up to Mong La (4000 meters) for about 1 hour. Beautiful views of Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Kusum Kangaru, Tawache peak and Konde-Ri can be witnessed here. Again, the path continually does down untill we reach Namche Bazaar.
From Namche, we proceed to Phakding along with amazing scenery of Sherpa villages, snow-capped mountains, lush hills and profound forests. We come across a suspension bridge after reaching Namche and arrive at Monjo. We then move down the Dudhkoshi river to Phakding. We follow the Dudh Koshi River’s routes to Lukla. We will go through several Sherpa villages, crossing a suspension bridge over Thado Koshi.
We wake up early in the morning to take the flight back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, we will be transported back to our hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Today, you can rest in your hotel or do your own stuff such as shopping or exploring the neighboring area. We are going to stay the night in the same hotel.
Our airport representative will drop you off at the airport from the hotel for your way back to home country