The Everest region is known as also Khumbu region in Nepal. Khumbu or Everest region is the most popular trekking destinations in the world. Everest base camp trek takes you to the roof of the world through a very popular trekking route to EBC. This is an adventure journey to achieve a lifetime dream as a trip of a lifetime for every adventurous spirit with lifetime Nepal treks & tours.
Gokyo lake to Everest base camp via Cho-la pass Trek
Since 1953 the golden path for every adventurous spirit of the world is explored by Sir Edmund Hillary and with his porter or co-partner Tensing Norgay Sherpa. This region is famous for as sacred land and shining path of Sherpa people for their name, fame, and glorious prosperity of today, As well as Sherpas, are also known as snow leopard for mountaineering in Nepal. These all the credit goes to Sir Edmund Hillary, Because of Hillary sherpa got a chance to come out holding his hand from poverty and miserable life avoiding frozen future under the snow to explore the different tests of the profession, power of wealth and diversity of culture in the world. So that Sir Edmund Hillary lives in the bottom of Sherpa’s heart as long as Mt. Everest all along with their life.
Apart from that Everest Base Camp trekking became the way of life of many Nepalese people today, according to their physical, social, and economical class. Despite every anxious step of life never ever stop dreaming and creating a life story in this region.
The adventure journey of Gokyo Lake to Everest base camp via Cho-la pass trek starts from Kathmandu domestic airport to Luka, it is a very interesting adventurous flight of around 35 min., within 35 min. you will be landed at the airport of Lukla on an altitude of (2,860m), After that start the trek, step by step going up gaining the altitude every day up to Kala Patthar (5,545m). Today, Everest Base Camp trekking is one of the most facilitated Trekking Routes in Nepal in terms of food, accommodation, medication, and pretty good trekking trail despite high altitude. This region is the most popular trekking area in Nepal and one of the most popular destinations in the world. During this trekking, you will get a chance to explore incredible landscapes, amazing Mountains view, and Himalayan Buddhist culture on the basis of beliefs and faith of Sherpa.
Day 1: Arrival to Kathmandu(1,350m.), Nepal
We will pick you up at Tribhuvan international airport and after check-in the hotel briefing on your adventure trip in Nepal.
Day 2: Sightseeing heritage site in Kathmandu(1,350m.) 3 hours walk
Kathmandu valley is the capital city of Nepal with its very ancient civilization and full of heritage sites to visit. As a cultural introduction, you will take to sightseeing Kathmandu durbar square, Pashupatinath and Boudhanath.
Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding(2,610m.) 3 hours walk
Early in the morning flight to Lukla 35 minutes in the sky with the incredible experience of a lifetime, from Lukla, you will start a journey of adventure on the roof the world by your feet all along the rocky trail with many explorers; exploring the amazing landscape, culture and way of life. Night stay in speaking.
Day 4: Phakding to Namche Bazaar(3,440m.) 7 hours walk
The Everest region is known as also Khumbu region. It is listed in UNESCO as a natural world heritage site by the name of Sagarmatha national park. During this trekking throughout the hour and day ascend towards Everest base camp. Namche Bazaar is the main entrance of EBC, it is founded as a modern town in the lap of the highest peak of the world, just before Namche Bazaar you can get the first glance of Everest through pine trees with an amazing smile on your face. Night stay in Namche Bazaar.
Day 5: A day for acclimatization
Namche bazaar is a junction before to depart via a different route to Everest base camp. A day for acclimatization in Namche Bazaar is extremely necessary to accomplish you physically, mentally, and climatically because after there, you will be in an altitude up to 4,000m.to Kala Patthar 5,545m. During acclimatization day you will get a beautiful chance to see the second time Everest view from Everest view hotel (it is the beautiful viewpoint of Mount Everest), after that Khumjung(3,785m.)and Kunde village visit. There is a beautiful monastery in the village, they believed that the skull in the monastery belongs to Yeti. Night stay in Namche Bazaar.
Day 6: Namche to phortse Tenga(3,685m) 6 hours walk
Phortse Tenga is one of the major Sherpa villages in the Khumbu region, still, you can explore the traditional way of cultural life. This village is on the way to Gokyo Lake so one of the very famous stops for the trekker. Night stay at Phortse Tenga.
Day 7: Phortse Tenga to Machhermo (4,440m) 5-6 hours
Machhermo is a valley on the bank of Bhote Koshi river, there are some lodges for trekkers and naturally very beautiful and calm for a night. Night stay at Machhermo.
Day 8: Machhermo to Gokyo Lake (4,750m) 5-6 hours
Gokyo lake is also one of the very popular trekking destinations in the Khumbu region. It is mind-blowing beautiful Gokyo Lake, the reflection of the stunning view of the snow-capped mountain on the Lake takes you beyond the paradise of imagination. Night stay in Gokyo.
Day 9: A day rest and acclimatization at Gokyo (4,750m)
After breakfast, you can hike around there in nature wherever you like. Most of the travelers go up to Gokyo-Ri for fabulous views of Cho-Oyu and many more…..mountains. Your hotel is just in front of Gokyo lake, it’s amazing here, it keeps continue changing view over the beautiful lake. We never know about the weather on the mountain. You can enjoy hot beverages in the warm restaurant looking outside all around observing the strange atmosphere there having rest to restore the energy for the next day. Night stay in Gokyo.
Day 10: Gokyo to Thangna (4,485m) 4 hours
Thangna is a base camp of Cho-la pass. All the way crossing the rocky glacier with ups and downs strange trail leads you through the amazing rocky valley toward Thangna. The valley itself surrounding by high snow-capped mountain just above your head. So that a day completely different during the trip. Night stay in Thangna.
Day 11: Thangna via Cho- La pass to Zhongla(4,240m) 8 hours walk
Cho-la pass (5,420 m) is one of the most well-known and adventurous passes in the region. Early in the morning should start going up to the pass. After the pass all the way down toward Zhong-la finding the big rocky trail.
Day 12: Zhongla to Lobuche(5,165m) 3 hours walk
Lobuche is just before final stop Gorak-Shep, joining junction to classic Everest Base Camp trekking trail and crowds of trekkers meet at Lobuche. It is a foothill of Lobuche peak and mount Nuptse. Night stay at Lobuche.
Day 13: Lobuche to Gorak-Shep and hike to EBC(5,380m) and Back 5 hours walk
Gorak Shep is the final station for trekkers a couple of kilometers before from Everest base camp. The day most important; After lunch ahead toward Everest base camp to turn your lifetime dream, in reality, standing at EBC just in front of Khumbu glacier or at the gateway up to Everest summit. Night stay in Gorak Shep
Day 14: Kala Patthar hike and to Tenboche (4,940m.) 6 hours walk.
Early in the morning start to go up to the summit of Kala Patthar (5,545m.), it is only one incredible view of the top of the world “Everest”. After some snaps of photos with the biggest smile and talking to the Everest summit face to face for a while, start to descend to Gorak shep saying also big goodbye…of a lifetime and after breakfast start to get back all way down to Tengboche. Night stay in Tengboche.
Day 15: Tengboche to Manju(2,836m.) 7 hours walk
Tengboche is the holiest land for Buddhists in the region. Where is the biggest and most popular monastery existing with their ancient traditional Himalayan Buddhist culture? From Tengboche all the way down to Manju via Namche Bazaar. Night stay in Manju
Day 16: Manju to Lukla(2,850m.) 6 hours walk
Today all most at the end of your adventurous trip, still a wish remain for a scheduled flight to Kathmandu from Lukla.
Day 17: Fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu
Fly back to Kathmandu is a final step of an adventurous trip. Fly back to Kathmandu, check-in hotel, and a free day to have rest. Night stay in Kathmandu
Day 18: Sightseeing Bhaktapur and Patan
Bhaktapur and Patan are two different cultural ancient cities in Kathmandu valley. They are listed in world heritage. Night stay in Kathmandu
Day 19: Departure from Nepal
After your last night in Nepal, make your way to the airport back home.
(If it doesn’t suit you the trip itinerary and wish to modify or change the itinerary please let me know, I will be very happy to make a new one for you.)
Cost & Dates
Trip cost include
• Welcome and farewell dinner
• All accommodation and food during the trek.
• Sightseeing to a heritage site in Kathmandu valley as per Itinerary.
• All ground transportation as per itinerary in private vehicle
• An experienced trekking guide, porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and lodging
• All necessary paperwork and permits (national park permit, TIMS cards)
• All government and local taxes.
Trip cost does not include.
•Nepal visa fee (bring small denomination USD cash and two passport photographs)
•International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
•Excess baggage charges.
•Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the trek (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
•Travel and rescue insurance.
•Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, etc).
•Tips for guides and porters.
(Note: Dear Guests please provide me a copy of your insurance paper, the insurance has to cover helicopter rescue charge in case of needed.)
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