Everest Kalapatthar Gokyo Trek

Trip Overview

This is an adventurous treks in the Everest Himalayas. It follows the route via high pass of Cho La at 5,330m into the Base Camp of Mount Everest. A unique trek that goes through Lukla, Namche bazaar and all the way to Gokyo, Chola Pass, Kalapattar and Everest Base Camp. Leading you to the home of the legendary Sherpa people, based at the foothills of the highest peak in the world, Mt. Everest at 8,848m. This trek follows the highly praised trekking route through the Dudh Koshi to its source the Gokyo Lake which is to the west of the Everest Base Camp, giving you the benefit to summit Gokyo Peak (5,483m) offering a fantastic panoramic view of Cho Oyo, Everest and Makalu.

Detail Itinerary

Day 1 РArrival in Kathmandu 
Upon arriving International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be received by our representatives who will warmly greet you and transfer you to the hotel.

Day 2 – Visit old town of Kathmandu
We will go on a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu city. We will visit some of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the city along with other interesting cultural monuments that dot the valley. These include Boudhanath Stupa (the largest Buddhist shrines in the world), Pashupatinath (the holiest Hindu temple in the world), Durbar Squares (Palaces and fortresses of medieval Kings), along with other popular cultural attractions.

Day 3 – Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,800 m), Trek to Phakding (2,610 m)

Early in the morning, you will be transferred to the airport in Kathmandu for flight to Lukla. The airport guide will brief you before we begin our trek towards Phakding (2,610m). There will be some time to explore the village. The trek starts with a descent to Dudh Kosi River, from where the wider trail leads us to the village of Ghat (2,550m), and then to Phakding.

Day 4 – Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazar (3,440 m)

Walking along the shores of Dudh Kosi, we get to cross the serene river many times on exhilarating suspension bridges. A little further, we enter Sagarmatha National Park from where the trail climbs steeply with picturesque sights. After trekking for a few hours, we reach Namche Bazaar.

Day 5- Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar

In order to acclimatize to the altitude and thin air, we spend a day in Namche Bazaar. There are several quality restaurants, hotels, lodges, shops, money exchange services, internet cafes and bakeries at this town. We pay a visit to the museum nearby known for its traditional artifacts that showcase the Sherpa culture. We also hike to Syangboche Airport from where we can see rewarding panorama of stunning sunrise and sunset over the Himalayan Mountain range.

Day 6 – Trek from Namche Bazar to Phorste Thanga (3,680 m)

The trail climbs steeply out of valley through rhododendron forest, juniper and large conifers.The trail passes through Yak Kharkas and summer settlements. The views of Khumbi La and Tawache are magnificent throughout the day.

Day 7 – Trek from Phortse Thanga to Machherma (4,470m/14,665 ft)

We climb a ridge for an excellent view both down the valley to Kengtega and up towards Cho Oyu and descend to a river and again climb the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpz glacier. We will reach Machherma by early noon.

Day 8 – Trek from Machherma to Gokyo (4,790m)

The trek today takes us to Gokyo (4,790m). We will make this camp our base.

Day 9 – Trek from Gokyo to Gokyo Ri (5,438 m), and back to Gokyo (4,790 m)

Early in the morning we have a steep climb up to the top of Gokyo Ri at an elevation of 5,483m.  You get stunning views of the super Gokyo valley, the massive Ngozumpa glacier and an incredible panoramic view of the whole Khumbu Himalayas, including the giants Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Cho-Oyu and Gychung Kang. This day we use for acclimatization.

Day 10 – Trek from Gokyo to Thangna (4,500 m)

Trek to the foot of Cho La pass for our overnight stay at a guest house.

Day 11 – Trek from Thangna to Dzongla (4,710 m), via Cho La Pass (5,300 m)

We start before sunrise to reach the pass. We cross over at an altitude of 5,300 m. We start to climb steeply from here. As you reach the top, you are rewarded by the magnificent views, then we descend to the Dzongla at noon.

Day 12 – Trek from Dzongla to Lobuche (4,910 m)

A rather easier and shorter trekking route will take us to Lobuche after 4 hours of trekking.

Day 13 – Trek from Lobuche to EBC (5,365 m) and then to Gorakshep (5,180 m)

Walk along the Khumbu Glacier and up to Everest Base Camp at 5,365 m from where you can get closest to Mt. Everest without mountaineering equipment. The view of the Khumbu ice fall from Base Camp is spectacular. We return to Gorak shep for the night.

Day 14 – Trek from Gorakshep to Dingboche (4,350 m) via Kalapathar (5,555 m)

This will be one of the most difficult yet rewarding days of the trek. Most of morning is spent climbing Mt. Kala Patthar, a peak at 5,555m. The ascent is demanding but the climber gets the most magnificent mountain panorama: Everest, the highest point on the planet at 29,028ft (8,848m), towers directly ahead and on all sides loom the other giants, Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, Lhotse and countless others. We make a quick descent to Gorak Shep, a tiny hamlet at 5,180m then trek down to Periche.

Day 15 – Trek from Dingboche to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m)

From Periche, we take a slightly different route down to Orsho then to Pangboche village. We descent through to the Tengboche Monastery at an elevation of 3,860 m before continuing back to Namche Bazaar at 3,441m. We trek back to Namche Bazaar in the afternoon.

Day 16 – Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800 m)

Finally, we return to Lukla from where we started our trek. We’ll spend some time enjoying and reflecting on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part. We will have time to explore the town.

Day 17 – Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu (1,345 m)

We fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla, and during the flight we can enjoy some glimpses of the mountains. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you can rest, relax and go sightseeing throughout the day.

Day 18 – Leisure day in Kathmandu

This is a leisure and free day in Kathmandu for exploration. You are free to go souvenir shopping, spa and more.

Day 19 – Departure from Nepal
You will be dropped off at Kathmandu’s Tribhuwan International Airport by our representative.

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Trip Facts

  • Trip Duration:19 Days
  • Trip Grading: Strenuous
  • Max Altitude: 5545 meters
  • Best Time: Mid Feb to May and Oct to mid Dec.
  • Trip Mode: Lodge & Camping trek.
  • Group Size: Min. 2 / Max.12 + Above

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