Gokyo-Ri,Chola Pass,Kalapatthar Trek

Trip Duration 20 Days

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Destination: Nepal

Activities: Trekking & tours

Gokyo-Ri,Chola Pass,Kalapatthar Trek

Day By Day

Day 01: Fly to Lukla 2,800 m and trek to Phakding (2800 m). 3/4 hrs.
Day 02: From Phakding trek to Namche Bazaar (3,300 m).
Day 03: Acclimatization day/ side walk.
Day 04: Trek to Khumjung 3790 m. This is very short walk which will be around 2/3 hrs but after this we will be going up to 4000 m so it’s good to walk slow.
Day 05: Today walk is bit difficult as we start moving to higher altitude to Dole 4040 m.  The trail goes through the settlements of Tongba (3950m) and Gyele.   The views of  Khumbila and Tawachee 6542 m is tremendous.
Day 06: From here trek to Machherma (4410 m).This is a walk of about 5 hrs and the trail continues climb higher along the side of the valley, high above the river, crossing sandy spurs. This is the credible yeti incident ever reported in Khumbu, so be watchful as you visit this region.
Day 07: Beyond Machhermo the trail climbs a ridge for an excellent view both down the valley to Kantega and up towards Cho Oyu (8153 m).  The trail now becomes almost level as it follows the valley past a second lake, known as Longponga, at 4690 m.  And finally up a boulder-strewn path to Gokyo at 4750 m.
Day 08: Morning hiking to Gokyo Ri 5483 m for an excellent view.  It’s a two hour climb to the top of the peak, providing a panoramic view of Cho Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholatse and Tawachee.  Explore
Day 09: Spend the day exploring the area
Day 10: From here trek to Thangank 4950m, around  6 hrs. Walk.
Day 11: Today is a long day walk crossing Cho La Pass (5420 m) to Dzongla, around 7/8 Hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Lobuje which takes around 5 hrs. Lobuje is a summer village.  The sunset on Nuptse, seen from Lobuje, is a memorable sight. 
Day 13: Today we trek to Everest Base Camp via Gorak Shep 5160 m. After touching famous Everest base camp trek back to GorakShep. Gorakshep has a small lake that is usually frozen and several monuments to climbers who have died during various Everest Expeditions.
Day 14: Early morning hiking Kala Pattar 5545 m  from where you can see the entire Everest retreat back to Lobuje. 
Day 15: From Lobuje walk down to Dingboche 4410 m, you can have good view of Island Peak and Makalu. 
Day 16: Spend this day in Dingboche walking up to Island Peak base camp and return.
Day 17: From Dingboche walk down to Tengpoche.  Tengboche is the largest and most active monastery in Khumbu. 
Day 18: From here we walk down to Namche Bazaar. 
Day 19: Continue your walk down to Lukla. 
Day 20: Fly to Kathmandu.

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Useful Info

Personal Equipment List

  • Backpack
  • Trekking Boots/ shoes
  • Socks
  • Down Jacket (can be rented)
  • Shorts
  • Fleece Pant / Jacket
  • Flashlight (extra batteries)
  • Shirt/T-Shirt
  • Trekking polls (optional)
  • Sun Hat / Visor
  • Gloves
  • Sun Screen
  • Sunglasses (UV protected. Imperative to have quality eye wear)
  • Waterproof Jacket
  • Wool- fleece / Hat with ear protection
  • Water Treatment
  • Small First Aid

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