Gokyo-Everest Base Camp Trekking

GOKYO VALLEY-CHOLA PASS TREK
Length 20 days
Max. Altitude 5545 m.
Type of Trek Teahouse / Camping
Trek Grade Medium / Hard
Commence Lukla
End Lukla
Group Size 1+
Permit Sagarmatha N. Park (USD 15.00).

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The hair-raising flight from Kathmandu will take you to the mountain airstrip at Lukla where the trek begins. A full day is spent in Namche Bazaar to acclimatize before heading off to the north towards the Gokyo Lakes. A scramble ascent nearby Gokyo Ri (5483m.) gives closer view of the world?s 6th highest peak, Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m.). A high altitude trekking option is available here, crossing Chola (Chhugyuma) at 5420m, a high pass into Khumbu region.
From Lobuche, an ascent will take you to the rocky outcrop of Kalapaththar (5545m.) to look down on the base camp of the world?s highest peak. You will pass through many Sherpa villages and fabulous mountain scenery during the whole trek.

Suggested Itinerary:

Day 01:
Kathmandu to Lukla (2840m) and Phakding (2610m): Fly to Lukla (35 minutes), trek.

Day 02:
Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m): Trek.

Day 03:
Rest day at Namche Bazaar: Acclimatization.

Day 04:
Namche Bazaar to Thame (3800m): Trek.

Day 05:
Thame to Khumjung (3750m): Trek.

Day 06:
Khumjung to Dole (4200m): Trek.

Day 07:
Dole to Machhermo (4470m): Trek.

Day 08:
Machhermo to Gokyo (4790m): Trek.

Day 09:
Rest day at Gokyo: Climb at Gokyo ~Ri.

Day 10:
Gokyo to Thangna (4950m): Trek.

Day 11:
Thangna to Chola Pass to Dzonglha (5420m): Trek.

Day 12:
Dzonglha to Lobuche (4910m): Trek.

Day 13:
Lobuche to EBC (5360m) to Gorakshep (5160m): Trek.

Day 14:
Gorakshep to Kalapaththar (5545m) to Lobuche (4910m): Trek.

Day 15:
Lobuche to Dingboche (4410m): Trek.

Day 16:
Dingboche to Chhukung to Dingboche (4570m): Trek.

Day 17:
Dingboche to Tengboche (3860m): Trek.

Day 18:
Tengboche to Namche Bazaar: Trek.

Day 19:
Namche Bazaar to Lukla: Trek.

Day 20:
Lukla to Kathmandu: Fly to Kathmandu (35 minutes).