Gokyo Lake over Cho La Pass, Kala Pattar & EBC Trekking

Gokyo Lake over Cho La Pass, Kala Pattar & EBC TrekkingGokyo RI over Cho La pass, kala pattar and Everest base camp trekking is most popular and challenging trekking in Everest region. Gokyo RI, Kala pattar and Everest base camp trekking ultimate challenge is the trek across Cho La Pass 5,420m, Everest base camp, Gokyo RI which takes bit of long journeys and covers both the Gokyo Lake Valley and the Everest Base Camp. There are some short and interesting "climbs" of Gokyo RI, Chukkung RI and Kalapattar for the classic views of icefalls and glaciers of Mahalangur Himalayan range which comprises of five major 8000 m. mountains - Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Lhotse Shar, Nuptse and Makalu. After a magnificent mountain flight to Lukla we follow the Dudh Kosi valley to Namche Bazaar. The trail to Gokyo Lake is a gradual ascent up the valley passing through patches of birch and rhododendron forest where the elusive musk deer can sometimes be seen. Through small yak-grazing settlements we reach the Gokyo lakes where you will climb the Gokyo Peak 5350 and enjoy stunning summit mountain scenery including Everest, Makalu and Cho Oyo.

The views of Ama Dablam and Taweche are spectacular near by Lobuche. After the Zhongla ascent, we continue towards Gorak Shep and climb to Kala Pattar 5545m from where you will enjoy an impressive up-close view of Everest. your return route passes through Tengboche, a magnificent location with a fascinating monastery, where you will rest and savor the incredible scenery, including magnificent views of Everest, Ama Dablam 6856m, Kantega 6809m, Kwangde 6194m, Nuptse 7879m, Lhotse 8516m and many more. For Gokyo RI, Kala pattar and Everest base camp trekking, you are able to arrange trip whether by bus from Jiri or by fly Kathmandu to Lukla.

Trip Facts

Trekking Duration: 19 days

Starting from: flight from Kathmandu to Lukla

Ending at: Lukla to Kathmandu by flight

Grade: Moderate to Strenuous.

Highest access of the trek: Kalapattar 5545 Meters and Gokyo Ri (5350m)

Culture: Particularlay based on Sherpa Buddhism Tibetan

Mode of trekking tour: Teahouse (Lodge) or camping trek

Himalayan sights: Mt. Everest, Amadablam, Thamserkhu, Nuptse, Lhotse etc.

Splendid breath taking place: Trek in the Everest region and touch the Mount Everest.

Gokyo Ri, Cho La pass, Kalapattar & Everest base camp Trekking Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Katmandu (1334m), transfer Hotel and wel come diner.

Day 02: Katmandu by flight to Lukla and overnight at Phakding (2830m).

Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3480m).  

Day 04: Namche Bazaar Acclimatization. (Hike to Thame for Himalayan scenery, visit Monastery & wildlife animals)

Day 05: Namche Bazaar to Khumjung (3840m)

Day 06: Khumjung to Dole (4000m)

Day 07: Dole to Machhermo(4400m)

Day 08: Machhermo to Gokyo Lake(4750m)

Day 09: Gokyo lake to early in the morning Gokyo Ri (5350m) for Best Himalayan views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse , Cho Oyo, Amadablam , Thamserku, Makalu etc. and back to Gokyo lake ,after lunch continue to Thang Na(4850m)

Day 10: Thang Na to Dzongla (4800m). 

Day 11: Dzongla to Lobuche (4910m)

Day 12: Lobuche to Gorakshep (5180m) ,after lunch continue to Everest base camp (5500m) and overnight at Gorakshep.

Day 13: Gorakshep early in the morning hike to kalapattar (5545m) for best Himalayan views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse , Amadablam , Thamserku etc. and lunch at Lobuche and overnight at Dingboche (4345m)

Day 14: Dingboche to Tyangboche (3890m)

Day 15: Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar

Day 16: Namche Bazaar to Lukla

Day 17: Lukla by flight Katmandu.

Day 18: Katmandu valley sightseeing and farewell diner.

Day 19: Back to onward destination.

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