Everest Base Camp Chola Pass Gokyo Trek Itinerary
Day 01 Arrival in KathmanduUpon your arrival at the Tribhuvan Int'l Airport in Kathmandu, our representative will welcome you with warm greetings and take you to the hotel by private vehicle. We will later meet you at our office for pre-trip discussion.
Day 02 Sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valleyAfter taking breakfast in the hotel, you will be taken to a guided sightseeing tour of cultural heritages around Kathmandu valley. You will explore Pashupatinth, Bouddhanth, Swayambhunath and the historical Kathmandu Durbar square. After exploring these UNESCO World Heritage Sites, we will again meet you at our office where you will be introduced with your guide for the adventorous trek. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 03 Fly to Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla (2800m) and Trek to Phakding (2610m)Early morning flight to tiny airstrip of Lukla. Once we reach there, you will have quick breakfast. Then we will proceed towards Phakding which is slightly downhill from Lukla, so it will be comparatively easier day in your trek. Overnight at lodge in Phakding.
Day 04 Trek to Namche Bazzar (3440m)It will be interesting day of your trek starting along the banks of Dudhkoshi River which you will have to cross back and forth through 5 suspension bridges. The 5th one will be even more interesting as it is world's 123rd tallest bridge. After walking for about 3 hours we will enter Sagarmatha National Park, the UNESCo listed natural world heritage site. A steep uphill from there will take us to Namche, the gateway to Everest Base Camp. Overnight at lodge in Namche.
Day 05 Acclimatization in Namche BazaarWe spend a day in Namche as getting used to the conditions is too crucial before making ascent to the higher altitudes. We will visit the museum and make a short hike to Everest View Hotel where we will be blessed with spectacular mountain views. After spending some time at this heavenly place, we retrace our path back to Namche. Overnight at lodge in Namche.
Day 06 Trek to Tengboche (3870m)After a rest day in Namche, we trek all the way to Tengboche which will take around 5 hours. On reaching Tengboche, we will visit the biggest monastery of the Khumbu region. Furthermore, we can also also have a close view of Mt.Amadabalam (6853m) which is one of the most beautiful mountains of the region. Overnight at lodge in Tengboche.
Day 07 Trek to Dingboche (4400m)The trek goes slightly downhill for about an hour till we cross a wooden bridge. Then we will walk uphill to Pangboche (A big Sherpa Village) and head towards Somare just above 4000m which will be our lunch spot. As we walk above 4000m there will be no more vegetation. Trek continues up to Dingboche, where we will stay overnight in lodge.
Day 08 Acclimatization day in DingbocheWe will have an interesting day hike to Nagarjuna hill (5100m) which is straight up from Dingboche. We can have spectacular mountain views from there. Then we will walk down to Dingboche to have lunch. Either explore the surrounding or rest the remaining day, its all upon you. Overnight at lodge in Dingboche.
Day 09 Trek to Lobuche (4930m)Trail slightly begins with gentle walk till Thukla (4600m) where you can enjoy tea break or even lunch as there is no possibility in between Thukla and Lobuche. Then it will be a sharp climb to Thukla pass (4800m). It's a place of memorial of great climbers from around the globe who lost their life during Everest expedition. Overnight at lodge in Lobuche.
Day 10 Trek to Gorakshep (5180m) and Everest Base Camp (5364m)It is going to be a fabolous day as you are going to achieve your desired goal. Gorakshep is the last place where we can get lodging and fooding. So we will drop our bags in the hotel rooms, have quick lunch and walk to Everest Base Camp. The moment of reaching to the base camp of the highest mountain in the world will remain as a lifelong memory. We will return back to Gorakshep and stay there overnight.
Day 11 Hike to Kalapatthar (5545m) and Trek to Zongla (4800m)We make an early start to reach Kalapatthar, the wonderful view-point. From kalapatthar, we can relish watching the sunrise bathe the Himalayas along with the stunning 360 degree views of the surrounding mountains. After enjoying the amazing views from Kalapatthar, we descend to Zongla, the ultimate destination for the day. Overnight at lodge in Zongla.
Day 12 Trek to Dragnak (4700m) via Cho La Pass (5420m)It is probably a bit strenuous day as we make the challenging uphill climb through snow and ice so as to cross Cho La Pass. After crossing Cho La Pass, we continue the trek downhill until we reach Dragnak aka Thagnak. This place is merely a cluster of 10 stone houses which serves as a launching pad for Cho La pass. Overnight at local guesthouse in Dragnak.
Day 13 Trek to Gokyo (4800m)Continuing the trek from Dragnak, we hike all the way to Gokyo. Gokyo is a small village being one of the highest settlements in the world in terms of altitude. On reaching Gokyo, we rest for a while before exploring the surrounding areas. Overnight at lodge in Gokyo.
Day 14 Hike to Gokyo Peak (5420m) and trek down to Dole (4800m)We will begin the day with a steep climb to the top of Gokyo Ri from where we can see four peaks above 8000m namely Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu. We will also visit the famous Gokyo Lakes before tracing our steps down to Dole. Overnight at lodge in Dole.
Day 15 Trek back to Namche BazaarLeaving the splendid mountains in the backdrop, we continue our trek though the Sherpa villages as we approach Namche. On reaching Namche, you can buy the souvenirs to take back home and relax for the rest of the day. Overnight at lodge in Namche.
Day 16 Trek back to Lukla.We will take an early breakfast in Namche before taking a downhill hike to Lukla. Retracing our path, we will walk down to Lukla which will take around 7 hours. On reaching Lukla, you can celebrate the completion of the memorable trek. Overnight at lodge in Lukla.
Day 17 Early flight back to KathmanduIn the early morning, we will catch the plane from Lukla to the capital city. You can enjoy the scenic view from the plane as you leave the mountains. On reaching Kathmandu, you will be transferred to hotel by private vehicle where you can take cozy rest. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 18 Transfer to Airport for your final departureBid goodbye to the nation of Himalayas as we transfer you to the Airport for your final departure to next destination. Goodbye and farewell.