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Gokyo Lake Cho La Pass Trek demanding previous experience and walking over the pass in to the himalayas, takes you into the heart of the mountains and the culture of the Everest region to the foot of the great peaks itself. This best-of-both worlds trek combines the two routes to Gokyo and Base Camp by crossing Ngozumpa Glacier and Cho La pass.
You fly to Lukla airstrip the start to trek with an easy walk to Phakding and going up crossing Dudh Koshi River couple of times a steep ascent to Namche Bazaar. Normally a day is spent here for acclimatization and just soaking up the atmosphere of this bustling village. From here the trail passes through some high Sherpa settlements with tremendous scenery, as we climb towards Gokyo we have superb views down the valley to Kangtega and up towards Cho Oyu mountain.
The views at Gokyo are spectacular with the best being obtained after a short climb above the lake on the way to Cho-La pass (5420m). We follow the valley's eastern side to Thagna offering more spectacular views too. After crossing the pass and your rest at Dzongla after long day hiking out trek decent towards Namche in a few days; but you may head up to Lobuche village and finally to your highest overnight at Gorak Shep; this is the hub point for the climb up to Kala Patter (5545m) for spectacular views of Sagarmatha-Mt. Everest. From here the trail descends to Tyangboche-Namche and then to Lukla to end up our trek.
Arrive to Kathmandu, an exciting and memorable experience with the panoramic view of snow-capped Himalayan range greets your sight.
Independent Himalayan Adventure's Airport Representative will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel. After arrival to hotel, Short briefing and final payment procedures.
Kathmandu is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The city presents a wonderful mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence in the Valley. Patan and Bhaktapur, its two major neighboring cities bear immense historical, cultural and religious significances. There will be a half day guided tour to the famous places Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath and Swoyambhunath.
Early morning fly Kathmandu to Lukla (2800 meter) and trek to Phakding (2652 meters)
Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 meters)
Rest Day at Namche Bazaar (for acclimatization) (3440 meters)
Trek to Dole 4200 meters
Trek to Machermo 4410m meters
Trek to Gokyo Lake 4750 meters
Visit Gokyo Ri 5360 meters and back to Gokyo
Trek to Thanganak (3867meters). you have to prepare for tomorro's high climbing pass. better drink more liquior/water.
Cross Cho La pass (5420 meters) then trek down to Dzongla (4710 meters) 7 hours. Today is a long trek. Better to start before sunrise at 4 or 5 am to reach the pass by 9 o 10 am. Otwerwise condition of weather will affect your journey to Chola. Cross over altitude of 5420 meters Chola pass ,could be exposed to strong winds if crossing too late. Start to climb steeply that is regularly used and easy to follow. However, the problem may arise due to the high altitude and snow. It often causes terrible problems to cross the pass if it is covered by snow. When you reach the top, you rewarded by the magnificent views, then we descend to the Dzongla.
Trek to Pheriche
Trek to Tyangboche Monastery (3860m)
Trek to Namche
Trek to Lukla
Fly Back to Kathmandu.
Leisure day in Kathmandu. It's also spare day in case of bad weather in Lukla, If you are interested in continuing on to the Chitwan Jungle Safari, River Rafting Adventure or any other tours you can start today.
If any activities of adventure or tours are there you may continue it all or if your trip finished for Nepal part, Transfer for your final flight departure. The trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal.
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