Everest trek including Gokyo Lake offers the best experience of trekking in Khumbu region. Trekkers can experience quiet trekking in Gokyo section enjoying tranquil apperance of the glacier lake and the panoramic views of the four 8000m. peaks ( Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu) from the summit of Gokyo Peak (5,483m.). The views of the spectacular ice ridge between Cho Oyu and Gyachungkang is one of the most breathtaking in Khumbu region.
|Day 01:||Fly to Lukla (2800 m.). Take an easy walk to Phakding.|
|Day 02:||Walk through the busy trail and view the tantalizing glimpses of Kusum Kangru (6,369 m) Everest (8,848 m.) and Nuptse (7,879 m ). Arrive at Namche Bazar ( 3,444 m ).|
|Day 03:||Rest and acclimatization at Namche Bazaar. A pleasant day can be spent exploring the village, talking to the Sherpas and marveling at the incredible scenery.|
|Day 04:||The trek climbs the hill to Khumjung and descends to the valley of Dudhkoshi and arrives at Phortse Thanga (3,500m)|
|Day 05:||This will be another short day trek to aid acclimatization to the altitude. The trail climbs steeply out of valley through rhododendron forest and juniper and large conifers appear as the elevation increases making the trekking beautiful in Spring. The trail passes through kharkas and summer settlements to Dole (4,200m). The views of Khumbi La and Tawache are magnificent throughout the day.|
|Day 06:||Today the trek is through steep climbs in most of the places and through kharkas where there are flat spots to reach Machhermo (4,410m).|
|Day 07:||The trail climbs a ridge for an excellent view both down the valley to Kengtega and up towards Cho Oyu and descend to a river and again climbs steep to the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpz glacier. a few lakes appear on the trail and finally reaches to Gokyo (4,750m) which is a collection of stone houses and walled pastures on the shores of large lake. The mountain views in the Gokyo region is spectacular. A two hour climbing on Gokyo Ri (5350m), the small peak above the lake provides a panoramic views of Cho Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Lhotse, Makalu, cholatse and Tawache.|
The trek descends to Na (4,400m) following the eastern side of the valley to Konar.
Alternative route via Cho La Pass (5,420m)
The trek through Cho La Pass requires some mountaineering experience and well equipped. The pass is not difficult but it is steep and involves a glacier crossing. An ice axe, crampons and a rope are often necessary for crossing a small icefall at foot of the glacier on the other side of the Pass, although in ideal conditions, there are no technical problems and there is a trail in the rocks besides the icefall.
Gokyo - Chhugyuma via Cho La - Dzongla - Pheriche
|Day 09 :||The trek makes a few ups and downs where the landslide and streams have carved side valleys and arrives Phortse.|
|Day 10:||From Phortse, the trail leads from a village Gompa up a steep, exposed trail with specatcular views to upper Pangboche where it joins the trail to the Everest region and arrives at Dingboche (4,360 m ),which is a yak herders village.|
|Day 11:||Rest and acclimatization at Dingboche. A 2-hour walk from here to the huts at Chukung (4,700 m) will take to the glaciers flowing off Nuptse and Lhotse.|
|Day 12:||Walk up a small ridge and then contour round the base of the Khumbu Glacier. From here, take a short steep climb to the terminal moraine of the glacier from where the views are stunning. Arrive at Lobuje (4,930 m ).|
|Day 13:||Walk up to Gorakhshep (5,288 m ) and take a climb to Kalapathar (5,545 m ). The view from the top of Kalapathar surpasses anything one can imagine. Huge glacier ice flows all around. The mountains of Pumori (7,145 m ), Lingtren (6, 697 m ) and Khumbutse (6,623 m ) stand close to Tibet. Capture the most beautiful view of Sagarmatha, the roof of the world. Return to Lobuche.|
|Day 14:||Retrace path to Pheriche (4,260 m ). Take the lower trail to Pangboche and Thyngboche.|
|Day 15:||Descend to Imja Khola and climb to Khumjung (3,779 m ).|
|Day 16:||Descend and walk through Namche Bazaar passing under the towering Knogde Ridge (6,186 m) and follow Dudh Kosi to Phakding.|
|Day 17:||Walk to Lukla and wrap up the trek programme.|
|Day 18:||Fly back to Kathmandu.|
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