Gokyo, Chola Pass and Everest Base Camp

19-day adventure around the most impressive spots in the Everest region, together with Tshering Pande Bhote, one of the few nepali IFMGA mountain guide.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

19 days

Mountain Range

Himalaya

People per Guide

Trip Level

Sustained

Offer Period

Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    This is a 19-day trek around some of the most impressive spots of the Everest region, in Nepal. From the spectacular Gokyo Lake to the Everest Base Camp, including the challenging Cho la Pass.

    For this adventure, I will take you to the origin of the river Dudh Koshi, the beautiful Gokyo Valley and Ngozumpa Glacier, the longest glacier in the Himalayas.

    Also, we’ll take the popular trail to Cho La pass, and enjoy the amazing views of Gokyo Ri (5357 m) and Kala Patthar (5643 m) Finally, we’ll reach Everest Base Camp.  

    Along the way, you will be able to see some stunning views of the highest mountains in the world, impressive Nepali monasteries and the traditional colorful prayer flags.

    The starting point of this trip is the city of Kathmandu. We’ll stay there for one day to visit and prepare. The following day, we’ll fly through the mountains to Lukla.

    As for the trek adventure, it will start in Sagarmatha National Park, a protected natural area in the Himalayas.

    In the surroundings of the small town village of Gokyo, we’ll explore some places in this valley like the Gokyo Lakes and the amazing Gokyo Ri viewpoint.

    After that, we’ll face the most difficult part of this adventure: crossing Cho La pass at 5420 m.

    Finally, we’ll continue towards Everest Base Camp. From Kalapatthar, we’ll enjoy a wonderful panoramic view.

    For this trek you must be physically very fit, more than average. You can also choose to take only the trek to Everest Base Camp if you don’t feel quite prepared.

    You can find the complete itinerary for this trip below. Take into consideration we can make changes according to your wishes and the time you have to travel in Nepal.

    Please contact me if you’re interested in this great adventure, or any other similar mountaineering expedition in Nepal.

    I’m one of the few IFMGA certified guides in my country and will be glad to share with you the beauty of the Himalaya, as well as our culture, history and traditional food.

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    Price includes

     
       

      Itinerary

       
      • Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu (1345m).
      • Day 2Sightseeing and preparation in Kathmandu.
      • Day 3Fly to Lukla (2840m) and trek to Phakding (2610m).
      • Day 4Trek to Namche ( 3440m).
      • Day 5Namche acclimatization - Hike to Khumjung ( 3780m)
      • Day 6Trek to Dole (4040m).
      • Day 7Trek to Machhermo (4470m).
      • Day 8Trek to Gokyo (4790m).
      • Day 9Gokyo peak (5357m) summit and stay.
      • Day 10Trek to Thangnak (4700m).
      • Day 11Trek to Lobuche 4910m through Chola Pass (5368m).
      • Day 12Trek to Gorakshep (5140m).
      • Day 13Trek to EBC(5364m), Kallapatther (5550m) and stay.
      • Day 14Trek to Pheriche (4270m).
      • Day 15Trek to Namche Bazar (3440m).
      • Day 16Trek to Thame (3740m).
      • Day 17Trek to Lukla (2840m).
      • Day 18Fly back to Kathmandu / Free afternoon.
      • Day 19Departure.
       
       

      About the Guide

       
       

      I have been climbing since 1996, starting on the 8000m mountains in the Himalaya. I'm one of the few IFMGA/NNMGA certified mountain guides (Instructor) from south Asia, gaining my qualification from the New Zealand Mountain Guides Association (NZMGA) & Nepal National Mountain Guide Association (NNMGA).
      I have successfully guided on Mt Everest on multiple occasions, and other 8000m peaks such as Mt Cho-oyu (8,201m) (3 times), Sisha Pangma (8,013m), Mt. Manaslu (8,163m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Mt. Makalu (8,463m), Mt. Lhotse (8,515m) and many more.
      I have have also a strong international climbing experience and extensive knowledge of the logistics, planning and group dynamic that are also very crucial to successfully lead adventures in the Himalaya and around the world. I guided in New Zealand, Norway, France, Scotland, Thailand, Bhutan, Pakistan, India and Tibet.
      I'm also a rescue expert and a technical trainer for the mountain guides training.
      I very much like guiding my clients in remote places, where no tourist goes. I like also discovering new routes and peaks. Please have a look to the different trekking and mountaineering expeditions I propose and contact me if you want to discuss about them. I can of course also guide you in more 'classic' routes, just get in touch with me and let's talk about your wishes!

       
       


       

       

      What People are Saying about Tshering Pande Bhote

       

      Tshering was so great and informative. Very nice personal day out. He made sure everything was great and that we enjoyed ourselves! :)
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