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Everest Base Camp With Chola Pass Trek Via Gokyo Lakes – 18 Days

Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes provides you the life time opportunity to explore the magnificent view of the Gokyo valley and the famous Cho La Pass, takes us through the landmarks of the Khumbu region. The Gokyo lake is set in the high-altitude and wilderness dominated by the great peaks of Cho Oyu -8153meters and Gyachung kang -7922meters. Gokyo lake in Khumbu Everest region. Duration: 18 Days (approx.)
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Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes provides you the life time opportunity to explore the magnificent view of the Gokyo valley and the famous Cho La Pass, takes us through the landmarks of the Khumbu region. The Gokyo lake is set in the high-altitude and wilderness dominated by the great peaks of Cho Oyu -8153meters and Gyachung kang -7922meters. Gokyo lake in Khumbu Everest region is a piece of heaven. Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes will be a lifetime experience with the enthralling sights of Mt. Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Nuptse, Amadablam, Pumori, and Tengboche Monastery – the largest monastery in the Khumbu region.Lonely planet recommended Khumbu region- Gokyo Everest Trek to be, one of the finest trek trails to explore in 2015

Gokyo Lake trek with Chola pass and the Everest Base Camp is a fantastic trek which crosses all the high valleys of Khumbu with an extra time to spend at the Gokyo Lake to explore the upper valley.

- What Will You Do

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)

Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and trek Preparation

Day 03: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,700ft): 3 – 4 hours trek

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar
(3,438m/11,280 ft): 5 – 6 hours

Day 05: Acclimatization Day – Namche Bazaar: (3,440m/11,284ft)

Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Phortse Thanga (3,680m/12,073ft): 5-6 hours

Day 07: Phortse Thanga to Machhermo (4,470m/ 14,663ft): 4-5 hours

Day 08: Machhermo to Gokyo (4,800 m/15,744 ft): 4-5 hours

Day 09: Gokyo Valley: Acclimatization Day – Optional Hike to 5th Lake: 6-7 hours

Day 10: Gokyo to Thagnak (4750 m/15,580 ft): 4 – 5 hours

Day 11: Thagnak to Cho La pass (5,367m/17,604 ft) to Dzongla (15, 939 ft): 7 – 8 hours

Day 12: Dzongla to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 2 – 3 hours

Day 13: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,594 ft): 6-7 hours

Day 14: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft) to Pherice (4,288m/14,070ft) 7-8 hours

Day 15: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar: 6 – 7 hours

Day 16: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft): 6 – 7 hours

Day 17: Fly to Kathmandu

Day 18: Final departure

- What To Expect

Everest Base Camp (5,364m), the base camp of the world’s highest mountain
World’s highest glacier, the Khumbu Glacier
Unrivalled view of sunrise over Mt. Everest from the viewing summit of Kala Pattar (5,545m)
Spectacular vista of Pumori,, Makalu, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, Thamserku and other peaks in the Khumbu region
A closer look at the rich culture and mountain lifestyle of legendary Sherpas
Pious Buddhist mountain monasteries, including Tengboche Monastery (the largest in the Khumbu region)
Sagarmatha National Park, country’s first national park inscribed as a Natural World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Amazing facilities at Namche Bazaar, the main trading center for Khumbu region
Amazingly scenic and adventurous side trips/hikes

- What Is Included

Airport pickups and drops by private vehicle
3-star catagory hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
Teahouse accommodation during the trek
All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
Farewell dinner at the end of the trip
Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trekking guide.
Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)

Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation

All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)

Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)

All government and local taxes

- What Is Not Included

Nepalese visa fee
Excess baggage charge(s)
Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
International flights
Travel and rescue insurance
Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
Gratuities for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

- Transfers

Tribhuvan International Airport ,Kathmandu

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Do you stay overnight at the Everest Base Camp? What is the average size of the groups trekking to Everest Base Camp? What is the accommodation like during the trek? What is the best time to trek to Everest Base Camp?
There are no nights at Everest Base Camp on this trek. Instead you will stay at Gorak Shep from where you walk to Base Camp. To sleep at Everest Base Camp requires special permits which are very expensive. So it is better to stay at Gorak Shep and walk into Base Camp for a day trip. Our groups are between 6 to 16 fellow travellers. The Everest Base Camp & Kala Pattar trek is a popular trip so most of our groups go fully booked. Our groups typically are a mix of individuals, couples or friends travelling together. The ages differ and trekkers can be in their 20’s to 60’s. The groups comprise of people from all nationalities. One of the big advantages of travelling with World Expeditions is that we don’t use tea houses. This means that the food you’re being served is freshly prepared, beds are comfortable, and we don’t burn wood to heat our dining rooms, but choose the more sustainable alternative of dried yak or buffalo dung. On selected nights of your trek you’ll arrive to an established private campsite, spacious tents erected with beds made, composting toilets, hand basins and a hearty meal enjoyed with your group in the comfort of windowed dining room with eco-friendly heating. I found the private campsites very comfortable and slept really well in the tents (very important on a trek!) with the thick comfortable mattresses and warm sleeping bags. You can see more on our private campsites here. The nights in our private campsites will be complemented by nights in our hand-picked eco lodges. The trekking season for Everest Base Camp runs from mid September to May. October is traditionally the most popular time for this trek, when the views are good and the temperatures are not too extreme. But we also get many travellers enjoying the colder winter season (Dec/Jan) when numbers on the trail are lower, and views can be crystal clear. If you go trekking in December or January you need to be prepared with the right clothing for some potentially very low temperatures, but we provide good quality down jackets, down sleeping bags and fleece sleeping bag liners to keep you cosy! Winter trekking can be very rewarding though. We always get a lot of interest in our treks over Christmas and New Years , as it is an exciting way to spend the holiday season and minimises the days you need to use from your holiday allowance. As you head towards March and April, the temperatures get warmer. In April it can be a little more hazy for the views, as the closer you get to the Monsoon period, the more cloud you get. In April, usually the peaks are clear in the morning, but you might get cloud build up in the afternoon. In April or May you are much more likely to see activity at Base Camp, as the big expeditions get ready to summit

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