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Gokyo Lake and Everest Base Camp Trek - 20 Days

Gokyo Lake and Everest Base Camp Trek
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20 days Gokyo lake and Everest trek, go over the Cho La pass,

A magnificent trek to the Gokyo Lakes, including an ascent of Gokyo Ri, offering superb views of Everest

15 days adventurous Everest trekking, stunning views of top of the world and blue lake of Gokyo

5 days in Kathmandu, sightseeing of world heritage sights

Gokyo lakes and Everest Trekking in Nepal with Cho la pass:

Deep in Nepal Himalaya, in a quiet, remote Khumbu valley are the magnificent azure blue Gokyo Lakes. This string of glacial lakes is set in beautiful high-altitude wilderness dominated by the great peaks of Cho Oyu (8153m) and Gyachungkang (7922m) of Everest region of great Himalaya chain.

Gokyo lakes with Chola and Everest base camp is a fantastic trek, visiting all of the high valleys of Khumbu with extra time at Gokyo lake to explore the upper valley. Stay at the bank of Gokyo Lakes where the Khumbu range is reflected in the emerald green water below, and an optional excursion to Gokyo Ri with stunning views of Makalu and Everest may cause a slight detour.

A spectacular flight to Lukla sets the scene for the splendors to come as you make your way up Namchebazaar, the vibrant center of Sherpa life. After acclimating by spending time exploring this bustling Sherpa village, its time to trek up to Gokyo lake and Chola pass towards Everest Base Camp. We pass through Phortse Tanga and Machhermo where the mountains are more spectacular while enjoying the breathtaking beauty of Ngozumba Glacier, the largest of its kind in the Nepal Himalayas. Passing through these villages will also give you a chance to have a look at the lifestyles of high altitude dwellers. The small herding settlement of Gokyo (4,750m/15,584ft) lies on the banks of the third lake in a series of small turquoise mountain lakes and on the ridge above Gokyo, the four peaks above 8,000m (26,246ft) of Cho You, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu expose themselves. If that is not enough have a look at the tremendous ice ridge between Cho You and Gyachung (7,922m/25,991ft), considered one of the most dramatic panoramas in the Khumbu region. There are many options for additional exploration and high-altitude walking, including the crossing of Cho La, a 5,420m (17,782ft)-high pass into Khumbu and a hike to Gokyo Ri (5357m/19,216ft).

From there you will head for the Everest Base Camp trail and the rocky summit of Kalapathar (18,193'), and its unrivaled close view of Mt. Everest and its giant neighbors. After accomplishing this feat you will trek back through the main everest base camp trek trail to Lukla for a flight back to Kathmandu for some city adventures to match your trekking heights.

Our return journey takes us to Tengboche monastery, the most important center of Buddhism in the Everest area, before descending to Lukla to fly back to Kathmandu the next day.

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Gokyo trek Highligths..

A magnificent trek to the Gokyo Lakes, including an ascent of Gokyo Ri, offering superb views of Everest.

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Trip Facts

Availability: Every week through out the year how ever (June - Aug) is not recommended.

Style: Guided trip, Tea House Trekking

Grade: Easy - Moderate

Maximum elevation: 5500 Mtr. - Kalapathar

Accommodation: 3 star accommodation in cities, but in trekking only simple lodge available.

Transport: Car / Bus / Flight included

Meals included: 18 breakfasts, 15 lunches, 16 dinners

Note: In this Gokyo Everest trekking, it involves walking of 4-6 hours per day and covers an altitude ranging from MIN 1300 Mtr. to MAX 5600 mtr. The local flights is from Kathmandu to Lukla return. The trip price based on Min 2 person group join basis, if just 1 person price will be revised.

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