Trip Highlights

  • Along with the traditional Sherpa village it's very peaceful walking into the deep valley of Gokyo which is sincerely spectacular.
  • Getting to Machchermo and listening to the incident about the Machchermo yeti legendary is an added highlight of the trek.
  • As you climb higher, the view of Cho-Oyu (8210m/26,906ft) - world's sixth highest mountain and Gozumpa Glacier- the largest glacier in the whole Himalayas is simply phenomenal.
  • Walking down to Phortse acclimatizes you in good health and taking the high elevated trail to Pheriche you are literally overlooking the deep gorges and number of local villages far below.
  • Eventually getting to Everest base camp, ascending Kalapathar for the sunrise and descending thousand meters down to Pangbuche is worthwhile.
  • Finally celebrating your last night in Lukla and flying in a small twin-otter plane back to Kathmandu is breathtaking leaving you with so much contentment and appreciation.

Trip Overview

Gokyo Everest base camp trekking trip unfolds the ultimate and complete experience of trekking in Everest region. This Chola pass trek is arguably most dramatic and interesting trekking route in Everest region which combines the famed Khumbu with Gokyo valley allowing us to trek over the Chola. Your visit to pristine Gokyo lakes, Khumbu valley, Everest Base camp, Kala Pathar and Gokyo peak is breathtaking for fantastic panoramic views of the world’s highest mountains: Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Ama Dablam, Thamaserku, Tawache all around you.

After exploring the sights and sounds of Kathmandu, we take exciting mountain flight to Lukla, the gateway for Gokyo Everest trekking. Having proper acclimatization and enjoying the taste of Sherpa hospitability and culture we ascend up to the relatively less trekked Gokyo valley passing through clusters of birch and rhododendron forest. The towering Himalayan profile is incredible as you head through the yak pasture settlements to the dazzling Gokyo lakes, where we can see the Tibetan duck.

The exploration ascend to Gokyo peak, probably the most spectacular view point in Nepal, dazzles you with it 360 degree Mountain Profile including Everest, Lhotse, Cho – Oyu, Makalu: all 8000 meter peaks. From Gokyo valley we trek via Chola Pass on the way to Kala Pathar and Everest Base Camp.

Crossing Chola pass is one of the strenuous stuff, but so amazing to pick up the way among these magestic ice peaks to come face to face. Once again standing on Kala Pathar (5545m) peak you find yourselves amid towering snowy peaks – it is truly Himalayan magic, which has been drawing thousand of trekkers and climbers every year.

We explore the Everest base camp and visit the famed Khumjung village and Thyanboche monastery on the way back to Kathmandu to end our memorable adventure holiday trip to Gokyo Everest Kalapathar trekking.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1 : Arrive in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel and welcome dinner with cultural program
  • Day 2 : Explore Buddhist Boudhnath and Hindu Pashupatinath: witness the Hindu cremation on the bank of river. Trek preparation.
  • Day 3 : Fly to Lukla and commence trek
  • Days 4 - 5 : Walk up the Dudh Khosi Valley and climb to Namch
  • Days 6 - 8 : Proceed up the Gokyo Valley and enjoy views of massive Cho Oyu.
  • Days 9 - 10 : Pass the terminal moraines of the Ngozumpa Glacier and the first three Gokyo Lakes to Gokyo. Climb Gokyo Ri.
  • Days 11 : Trekking on the moraines of the Ngozumpa Glacier to Thangna.
  • Day 12 – 13 : Challenging cross over Chola pass: enjoy the superb beauty of Nature and walk up Imja Khola valley, with stark alpine scenery to Lobuche.
  • Day 14 : Ascent to Gorak Shep. Trekking Kala Pathar for views across Khumbu Glacier to Everest.
  • Day 15 : Leave your historical footprint at Everest Base Camp.
  • Days 16 - 18 : Trekking down to Lukla via Pheriche, Thyangboche and Kumjung valley
  • Day 19 : Himalayan flight back to Kathmandu / Rest day.
  • Day 20 : Time in Kathmandu to relax and explore the historical and cultural wonder.
  • Day 21 : Trip ends / Airport transfer.
  • Day 1 : Arrive in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel and welcome dinner with cultural program

  • Day 2 : Explore Buddhist Boudhnath and Hindu Pashupatinath: witness the Hindu cremation on the bank of river. Trek preparation.

  • Day 3 : Fly to Lukla and commence trek

  • Days 4 - 5 : Walk up the Dudh Khosi Valley and climb to Namch

  • Days 6 - 8 : Proceed up the Gokyo Valley and enjoy views of massive Cho Oyu.

  • Days 9 - 10 : Pass the terminal moraines of the Ngozumpa Glacier and the first three Gokyo Lakes to Gokyo. Climb Gokyo Ri.

  • Days 11 : Trekking on the moraines of the Ngozumpa Glacier to Thangna.

  • Day 12 – 13 : Challenging cross over Chola pass: enjoy the superb beauty of Nature and walk up Imja Khola valley, with stark alpine scenery to Lobuche.

  • Day 14 : Ascent to Gorak Shep. Trekking Kala Pathar for views across Khumbu Glacier to Everest.

  • Day 15 : Leave your historical footprint at Everest Base Camp.

  • Days 16 - 18 : Trekking down to Lukla via Pheriche, Thyangboche and Kumjung valley

  • Day 19 : Himalayan flight back to Kathmandu / Rest day.

  • Day 20 : Time in Kathmandu to relax and explore the historical and cultural wonder.

  • Day 21 : Trip ends / Airport transfer.

Cost Includes

  • Airport transfer, Standard hotel with breakfast
  • Welcome dinner, full board mealson trek
  • Return Lukla flight with airport taxes
  • Peak climbing, trekking and National part permit
  • Climbing certificate to the successful climbers
  • Accommodation at teahouse and tented camp
  • Guided cultural tour with Heritage entrance fees

Cost Excludes

“Excellent cultural & natural experiences throughout the trip.”

- Paul / Lisa / Luke / Chris Hewitt, | 31 Aug, 2016

“Helpful staff always cheerful + willing to help, part of our team, of course lots of other things were memorable, too numerous to mention.”

- Jane / Adrian Roberts, | 31 Aug, 2016

“Good reliable Food (No stomach upset!). Getting away from main trek route plus Great local knowledge of Trek leader.”

- Ian & Linda Parker, | 31 Aug, 2016

“We really enjoyed our experience and are so glad we did not attempt to organize the trip ourselves as everything ran so smoothly and was stress free. Thank you.”

- Emma-Louise Barlow, | 31 Aug, 2016

“Good service by porters, staff and climbing Sherpa.”

- Gulper Marchel, | 31 Aug, 2016

“I absolutely loved the trek & would love to do the twenty-day trek to Everest Base Camp when I’m older.”

- Christopher Hewitt, | 31 Aug, 2016

“I really enjoyed getting to know the staff. They were all really lovely people + made my trip very enjoyable.”

- Brooke Robinson, | 31 Aug, 2016

“The whole trek was awesome. Everything was done extremely professionally.

- Bradley + Michael Levitt, | 30 Aug, 2016

“The trek was very personalized, the company was a fantastic experience, the staff were excellent and we were looked after very well. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Mountain Monarch. Will highly recommend to anyone and hope to return in the not too distant future.
Thank you.”

- Gidon, | 11 Aug, 2016

“Everything about the trek was great .The way that we were put at EASE by the staff. The different terrain/ habitats that were experienced.”

- Ross Cant, | 11 Aug, 2016

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