Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trek

Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trek - 17 days

Duration
17 days
Max. Elevation
5545m
Group size
Min. 2 Pax
Level
DIFFICULT
Transportation
Private car or Bus and plane
Best Season
September to December, March to May
Accomodation
3* Hotel in Kathmandu.
Basic tea house Lodge during the trek.
Meals
Breakfast in Kathmandu.
All meals included during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Starts at
Lukla
Ends at
Lukla
Trip Route
Lukla - Namche - Dole - Gokyo - Chola Pass - Everest Base Camp - Tyangboche - Lukla

Highlights

    • Start with exploring the historical and cultural city of Kathmandu. 
    • Take a scenic flight to Lukla- the gateway of Everest. 
    • Explore the vibrant Sherpa villages of Everest. 
    • Get closer to the Sherpa cultures, traditions, and living styles. 
    • Explore the religious Buddhist monasteries of the high Himalayas.
    • Visit the stunning valley of Gokyo and explore the stunning glacial lakes.
    • Pass the high Himalayan pass of Cho-La and collect the greater Himalayan views from Gokyo Ri. 
    • Leave the footprints at Everest base camp. 
    • Collect the stunning views of snow-capped mountains including Mount Everest. 
    • Create lifetime experiences with A1 Trek.   

Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trek

Everest Base camp with Gokyo Lake Trek is one of the best treks in Nepal.  which is known as Cho-La pass Trek also. The adventure around the high Himalayans and the wonderful Sherpa villages is stunning. Exploration of the glacial lakes of Gokyo valley Trekking is one of the most popular. It's witnessing the vibrant Sherpa cultures and traditions is exceptional.  And more interestingly, collecting the panoramic views of the high mountains including Mount Everest is astonishing. 
The extended version of the Everest base camp trek also includes crossing the high Himalayan pass of Cho-La and the views from Gokyo Ri stunning. Whereas exploring the Buddhist monasteries of the Everest region is also part of the finest  Everest base camp with Gokyo lake trekking
Like other trekking on Everest, the Everest Base camp with Gokyo lake trek is also a seasonal trek. The best time to trek to Gokyo lake are spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). Trekking Everest Gokyo Lake is also fine in the month of December. But the other two months of winter (January and February) are not the best time. Whereas, trekking in the months of monsoon (June to August) is not recommended due to the heavy rainfall. 
Basically, two permits are needed for the Everest Base Camp with the Gokyo Lake trek. The first permit needed for the trek is Sagarmatha National Park entrance fees. Likewise, the next permit needed for the trek is the Pasang Lhamu Municipality entrance fee. Both of the permits can be issued on the way to the trek. So, this kind of paperwork will be done by our Staff for Gokyo lake trekking. this trek called Chola-La Pass Trek as well.
Everest Base camp with Gokyo Lake Trek is one of the best treks in Nepal.  Which is known as Cho-La pass Trek also. The adventure around the high Himalayans and the wonderful Sherpa villages is stunning. Exploration of the glacial lakes of Gokyo valley Trekking is one of the most popular. It's witnessing the vibrant Sherpa cultures and traditions is exceptional.  And more interestingly, collecting the panoramic views of the high mountains including Mount Everest is astonishing. 
The extended version of the Everest base camp trek also includes crossing the high Himalayan pass of Cho-La and the views from Gokyo Ri stunning. Discovering the Buddhist monasteries of the Everest region is also a fragment of the finest Everest base camp with Gokyo Lake Trek. 
Like other trekking on Everest, the Everest Base camp with Gokyo lake trek is also a seasonal trek. The best time to trek to Gokyo Lake are spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). Trekking Everest Gokyo Lake is also fine in the month of December. But the other two months of winter (January and February) are not the best time. Whereas, trekking in the months of monsoon (June to August) is not recommended due to the heavy rainfall. 
Basically, two permits are needed for the Everest Base Camp with the Gokyo Lake trek. The first permit needed for the trek is Sagarmatha National Park entrance fees. Likewise, the next permit needed for the trek is the PasangLhamu Municipality entrance fee. Both of the permits can be issued on the way to the trek. So, this kind of paperwork will be done by our Staff for Gokyo lake trekking. This trek is called Chola-La Pass Trek as well.

Everest Base Camp Cho-la pass with Gokyo Lake Trek 

Everest Base Camp Chola pass with Gokyo Lake Trek is one most popular Trekking destinations in Nepal. If any of them push the boundaries with both adventure and challenges trip want, this will be Everest Base Camp Cho la pass with Gokyo Lake. This trek makes the Trekkers Explore many Hidden places and enjoy the Scenic views of the perfect shot of Mt. Everest. 
Everest Base Camp Chola Pass with Gokyo lake Trek is slightly more difficult than others. You will have an exciting journey with Adventure A One trek private limited. There will be an experienced trekking guide and Porter attending you throughout the Journey. This makes your trip far easier and better right from Lukla up to your final destination. 

Note: - Everest Base camp Chola Pass with Gokyo lake trek takes 14 days for walking in the Everest region, which does not include Arrival day, sightseeing day in Kathmandu, and departure day from Nepal. Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Trek via Chola pass is lauded for its unparalleled beauty, Geological wonders, local Grandeur, and impressive views of the Himalayas and Glaciers. Everest base camp lies on the head of Khumbu Glacier and Gokyo valley lies just on top of the third lake or bottom of the Gokyo-Ri.

EBC Chola pass with Gokyo Lake Trail 

EBC Chola pass with Gokyo lake trail starts from Lukla. One of the most popular airports in the world and has an amazing flight from Kathmandu which land at 2800m in Lukla and heading down to Cheplung, then heading up to Ghat and Phakding at 2660m. Trekking path to Everest Base camp heading up to Namche Bazaar 3440m, which is a very popular Sherpa Village. Namche is the main gateway to Mt. Everest Base Camp Trek, and any other Trekking destination in Nepal. 
Namche Bazar is a Historical Breakthrough with medieval monasteries, Mani walls, and prayer wheels that afford an intuition into the local culture of the Himalayan people. After this popular spot in the Khumbu region, the hike up to Everest View Hotel and heading onwards to Tengboche. Tengboche is another popular spot on the way to Everest Base Camp Trek. Historically Tengboche is one of the old monasteries in the Everest Region. The path to EBC will be more uphill. Everest Base camp Trail running from a small Sherpa town passes through several villages including Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, and many more Sherpa villages. On a Trekking trail, there are multiple times there are several suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River, and climb the step wall. 

Everest Base camp Cho-la Pass with Gokyo Lake Trek gets extremely difficult from the Base Camp with terminal moraines and ice sheets. The trail to Gokyo walks through Cho La pass at 5,420m and crosses the Ngozumpa Glacier in the east. This Cho La pass joins two villages of Dzongla and Thangnak. This walking trail is a mountain and Lofty hills. From Here, the trail ascends upwards from the jagged and rocky terrain passing Thangna. 
The Trek headed to the First Gokyo lake from the village takes 3 hours and trekking further will take you to the second lake of Gokyo. Near the Third Lake, there lies a Gokyo village which comes with a stunning view of Gokyo Ri. The fourth and fifth lakes lies beyond Gokyo Villages walking over rugged terrain with loose rocks and boulders. After arriving at the last lake, you will get a spectacular view of tranquil lakes, diverse landscapes, sheer glaciers, and breathtaking mountains. Trekkers will also climb Gokyo Ri before trekking back to Lukla with the crew of Adventure A One Private Limited.
 After reaching Gokyo valley, you will spend one night and the next morning climbing up to the Gokyo-Ri and see the views of the world’s highest peaks Mt. Everest, Mt, Lhotse, Mt, Makalu, Mt. Cho-you, and several many small peaks. Then, walk down to the hotel, and after breakfast walk down to Machhermo. Finally, the path goes down to The Namche village and Lukla for the final departure from Mountain to the city. 

Best Time for Everest Base Camp Cho La pass with Gokyo valley Trek 

The Best time to Everest Base Camp Cho-la pass with the Gokyo valley trek will be from the beginning of March to November. Late September to November and February to May is the main trekking season and months. At this time weather are fairly stable conditions and good visibility. The temperature of Everest Base Camp will be around a maximum of minus 6/10 degrees Celsius and a maximum of 15 degrees during the Summer Time. 

Everest Trek Acclimatization 

Everest Trek Acclimatization refers to the people which have the body adapting to the condition of high altitude. While the body has lower levels of oxygen and decreasing air pressure then the body needs complete rest to recover. For this kind of body maintain, normally, trekkers take 2 extra days for acclimatization, and in many popular spots like Namche and Dingboche, people take rest on that day from Namche people acclimatize to walk up to Everest view Hotel, and from Dingboche people climb to the Nagarjun hill which is around 5 thousand meters. Any of them who are unable to do with our plan can extend their plan as they need for Acclimatization. 

Everest Trek Difficulty 

The Difficulty Level of the Everest trek is moderate and difficult. It depends on the age of the people age, interests, and dreams to achieve. The Trekking time requires 14 days. Even though the Everest Base Camp Cho La pass with Gokyo valley trek requires no prior trekking Expertise. It is recommended that the trekker should be strong-minded and physically proper.

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Important Note

The itinerary can customize to your need and further information can discuss and finalize as per your thoughts and indeed. 

Trip Itinerary

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu international airport, the A1 Trek representative welcomes you and will help you to transfer to the hotel. You can then take a good rest in the hotel. Later you can explore around yourself if interested. 

  • Accommodation: at a 3-star category hotel on a twin/double sharing basis. 

 

With an early morning flight, you will be arriving at Lukla airport. At Lukla, meet the porters before starting the trek. The route to Phakding is an easy one. Just keep on your eyes as the finest views of Kusum Kanguru can be collected. Phakding is a small settlement on the Dudh Koshi river bank. Enjoy a comfortable night's stay at the Phakding teahouse.

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

Start the day with a good breakfast. Get into Monjo then enter Sagarmatha National park- the home to the greatest Himalayan flora and faunas. The dense forest of blue pine, deodar, rhododendron, and more. On a clear day, you can also catch the first glimpse of Mount Everest on the way up to Namche Bazar. After six hours of trek, you will be reaching Namche Bazar- which is also famous as the Sherpa capital. Namche is the home of famous mountaineers. You will be staying two nights at Namche before heading up. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

After breakfast, you will be hiking up to Everest viewpoint to collect 360 views of the mountains. The viewpoint offers stunning views of the Himalayas including Mount Everest. Later in the afternoon, you can explore Namche Bazar or can take a good rest in your hotel. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

Taking a different route than Everest base camp, you will be walking a winding path to Kyangima. Along the way, you will get a chance to spot the wildlife including colorful Danphe, Himalayan musk deer, mountain goats, etc. The route then diverts north to reach the ridge of Mong and then to the beautiful village of PhortseThanga. Phortse onwards, you will be taking an uphill route to get to Dole for the night. You will be staying overnight at a local village. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

 

Relatively short day for the trek. You will be first getting to LhabarmaKharka and then to Luza. From Luza, you will be taking a downhill route to get to Machhermo. In the afternoon you take a short hike to collect the excellent views of Mt Cho Oyo and other towering peaks. You will be spending the night at a local teahouse. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

The scenic trail gradually leads to Gokyo valley. The rocky path into the wonderful valley passing the glacial lakes is something amazing. Upon reaching Gokyo valley, you will get a chance to explore the lakes after lunch. The views of Mt Cho Oyo look even better. Enjoy exploring the wonderful valley. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

The day is dedicated to the hike to Gokyo Ri and the exploration of the glacial lakes of Gokyo. Gokyo Ri offers the panorama of the world’s highest peaks from Mt. Cho Oyo, Gyachung Kang, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Cholatse, and Taweche, and to the east rises Mt. Makalu. Then you will get back to the hotel for the lunch. Post lunch you will be exploring the beautiful lakes of Gokyo. You will be spending your night at a local teahouse. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

One of the best days of the trek. The short hike leads you to Gokyori to collect the stunning views of Mt. Cho Oyo, Gyachung Kang, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Cholatse, Taweche, and more. After collecting the wonderful views at Gokyo Ri, you will be then taking a descending route to Thagna for the night. You will be staying overnight at a local teahouse. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

You will be starting the day pretty early. The first section of the route is uphill leading towards Tsho La over the rocky moraine. The route gets tougher if there is snow and ice. Although the walking is always exciting as it covers the greater views of Cholatse, Nirekha, and Taboche peaks. From the top, the route converts downhill to get to Dzongla for the night. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

Starting after breakfast, the walk leads to a short steep climb with greater views of mountains, then take a gradual uphill to reach Thugla, then take further through the Khumbu glacier to get to Lobuche. The sunset view at Lobuche looks absolutely stunning. You will be staying overnight at a local teahouse at Lobuche. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

On the most exciting day, you will first trek to Gorakshep for three hours. You will then have your lunch there. Post lunch, leave your bag packs and start the hike to Everest base camp with some essentials (a day pack, water, camera, and some chocolates). It takes ninety minutes to get to base camp from Gorakshep. Enjoy the moments, collect the memories and leave a footprint at Everest base camp. Then retrace back to Gorakshep for the night. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

Early morning, get to Kalapatthar to collect the best sunrise view. Kalapatthar is actually the better place to see closer views of Mount Everest. And collecting the sunrise view at Kalapatthar is the best experience of the whole trek. You will then get back to Gorakshep for the breakfast, before taking the way back to Pheriche. You will be following the same way back to get to Pheriche. You will be spending your night at one of the many teahouses at Pheriche. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

The easy and pleasant way. Although the distance is a bit longer, the route is mostly descending. You will be crossing the familiar village of Pangboche, Tengboche before getting back to Namche Bazar. At Namche Bazar, you can go to the café to enjoy the good coffee and the fresh bakes. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

Retrace the same way back, that you have followed up. Get the final glimpse of mount Everest, enjoy the stunning trails, and with a piece of good luck to the trekkers going up. At Lukla, you will be saying goodbye to your porter as well.

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

After collecting all the greatest memories of the trek, today you will be flying back to Kathmandu. From Kathmandu airport, you will be transferred to the hotel where you can take a relaxing rest. 

  • Food: Breakfast Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a 3-star hotel on a twin/double sharing basis.

With all the finest memories, today you will be flying to your next destination. Our representative will be transferred to Kathmandu airport. With the hope of seeing you again in Nepal, we will be saying bye this time. 

  • Food: Breakfast Included. 

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Includes

    • Airport pick up and drop off by a private vehicle 
    • Hotel in Kathmandu at a 3-star category hotel on a twin/double sharing basis. 
    • Private vehicle and guide during Kathmandu valley sightseeing. 
    • All the entrance fees, and the permits needed for the trip. 
    • Domestic flight (Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu). 
    • An experienced English-speaking guide and his all expenses during the trekking.
    • Porter(s) during the trekking and their all expenses.
    • Food (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trekking 
    • Teahouse accommodation during the trekking. 
    • Guide and porter insurance. 
    • All the government taxes and the company service charge. 

Doesn't Include

    • International airfare, Travel insurance, and Nepal visa fees 
    • Food in Kathmandu. 
    • Extra charges of WIFI, hot shower, boiled water, and electricity to charge the devices during the trekking.
    • Laundries and beverages 
    • Tips for Guide, Porter, and Driver

Complimentary

    • Trekking Map of Everest 
    • Welcome, and welfare Dinner in Nepali cultural dance shows restaurant.
    • A1Trek company logo print T-shirt.
    • Trekking Certificate of A1trekking company.  

Frequently Asked Questions

It entirely depends upon the itinerary chosen as set by the company when booked. 

Normally the trek first leads to Gokyo valley and the glacial lakes. After enjoying a great time around scenic view-points of Gokyo-RI, then heading towards Everest base camp.

Involves high Chola Pass to cross at above 5,420 m / 17,782 feet high. Which forms a boundary between Everest base camp and Gokyo valley. One can choose visiting first to Everest Base Camp and climb of Kalapathar and the cross Chola pass to Gokyo.

The trek is not difficult and tough as one expects, as you are walking around world highest region of Himalayas. The toughness is climb on high altitude, taking slow with an easy gradual pace will overcome the difficulty. The walks leads on well define trails with steep ups and down.

The hardest is climb on top of Gokyo-Ri and Kalapathar Hill. Crossing over Chola pass, the rest of the walk is moderate, taking slow and steady. Having enough short rest will be the best and then continue with a slow stride, enjoying the surrounding views.

The maximum altitude on this trek varies from Gokyo-RI at 5,357 m / 17, 575 feet. Cho-La Pass at 5,420 m / 17, 782 feet high and 

Everest Base Camp 5,364 m / 17, 598 feet. The highest above all is Kalapathar a rocky hilltop at 5,544 m / 18, 519 feet high.

Offers the closest grand views of Mt. Everest with an array of beautiful peaks, and a famous hilltop for views of Mt. Everest.

Most large villages and main settlements Lukla, Phakding, Namche Bazaar and Tengboche, Lobuche, and Gorakshep offers nice good lodge accommodation. Including Dole, Machhermo and Gokyo has nice cozy rooms in their lodges for the overnight stand.

Most lodges on route provides comprehensive food menus, served in a nice large warm dining room. But at Thagnak, Dzongla and Gorakshep the rooms are simple, serving basic foods, due to high altitude and cold terrain.

Higher around Gokyo on route to Gorakshep, attached bath and toilets are not available. All guest has to share the common toilet and bathe, due to the nature of arid and high landscapes.

No worries, the trail from Lukla onwards to Gokyo Lake is well defined, as well as a route to Gokyo-Ri high ridge. However, in snow condition, it will be quite tough to find the right path. Our guide are experts of the areas so there won’t be much of a problem, as long one is fit and able.

06: Which mountains do we see from the Gokyo-Ri top?

A wide panorama of a mountain range with the world’s four highest peaks. 

Including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Mt. Cho-Oyu with an array of peaks that surrounds the high Gokyo-Ri top.

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