Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake

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  • Destination:Nepal
  • Total Duration:23 Days
  • Trekking Duration:23 Days
  • Trip Grade:Moderate

Trip Highlights

• Passing Renjo La Pass (5,465 m) and Cho La Pass (5,420 m).
• Jaw-dropping views of the highest mountain in the world, Mt. Everest
• Hiking around the entire the Everest region
• Walking through the least crowded trail of the Everest region
• Visit ancient Tibetan monasteries and learn about the ancient Tibetan culture
• Chances to soak into the lifestyle and cultures of the unique Sherpa people

Trip Overview

Everest Base Camp with Gokyo lake and Thame valley with two passes cho la pass Renjo La pass is one of the most thrilling, challenging and adventurous trekking destinations in the world if not the best. Due to its difficulties, the trek is most famous among the thrill lover, extreme adventure experience seekers and those who want to do at least one crazy outdoor activity. Thousands of adventure seekers visit Nepal and especially travel in Khumbhu region to take a peek into the new world of mountains and get mesmerized by sight of the impending Majestic Himalayas.

Additional to this, this trekking will take you to the enchanting Gokyo ri, to an adventurous trek that takes you to a breath taking wonderful Gokyo valley. It takes you to the unexploited trails into the Everest region with fantastic vistas of snow-capped mountains, gigantic active glaciers and beautiful mountain landscapes. Everest region is among the most opted trekking destinations in the world.

Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake specially Two Passes of Everest Trek is a most challenging yet adventurous trekking route that goes well with Everest base camp trekking. The main center of attraction of this trek is series of high passes in Khumbu that is Renjo La Pass (5,465 m) and Cho La Pass (5,420 m). The classic trekking route takes you through the different valley and combined with three high passes in Khumbu region.

The trip adventurous trip offers stunning and unparalleled mountain views including Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam, and Mt. Lhotse. Despite the challenging trail, you’ll get plenty of opportunities to indulge yourself in breathtaking mountain vistas than in regular Everest Base Camp Trek. All the while you will come across different Sherpa settlement, ancient Buddhists monasteries, Chorten, Stupas, and Prayer Wheels giving you an insight into culturally vibrant Sherpa lifestyle.

Everest Base Camp is located in Khumbu region of Nepal and it is a beautiful heaven in itself. Your journey begins with thrilling flight to Lukla Airport.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu
  • Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla & trek to Phakding
  • Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440m.
  • Day 05: At Namche for acclimatization
  • Day 06: Trek to Thame village 3,880m
  • Day 07: Trek to Mingbo 3,900m after visiting the monastery
  • Day 08: Trek further to Marulung 4,200m
  • Day 09: Trek to Sumna 4,900m
  • Day 10: Trek to Chulung 4,380m
  • Day 11: Trek towards Renjo Pokhari (pond) at approx 4,600m
  • Day 12: Trek and cross Renjo-la at 5,345m and camp at Gokyo
  • Day 13: Morning at Gokyo for local hike and trek to Thagnag, 4,830m
  • Day 14: Cross Cho-la 5,400m and camp at Dzong-la 4,850m
  • Day 15: Trek to Lobuche 4,930
  • Day 16: Trek towards Kongma-la 5,150m
  • Day 17: Trek and cross Kongma-la 5,535 m and camp at Bibre
  • Day 18: Trek to Dingboche 4,350m
  • Day 19: Trek to Kyangjungma 3,600m
  • Day 20: Trek to Monjo 2,860m
  • Day 21: Trek to Lukla
  • Day 22: Fly back to Kathmandu
  • Day 23: Final Departure

Detail Itinerary

Welcome to the land of Mountains. After landing at the Tribhuwan International Airport, you will be greeted by our representative and transfer to your respective hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu

On this day, you’ll do sightseeing of cultural world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley. You’ll visit the pilgrimage sites of Hindus temple Pashupatinath and the world biggest Boudhanath Stupa. You’ll also visit Swayambhunath stupa known as monkey temple. After exploring these places you’ll visit historical and culturally rich Kathmandu Durbar Square. In the evening, you’ll have time for trek preparation.

Your adventure begins at Kathmandu International Airport with your 45 minutes of scenic flight to Lukla. After resting for some time, you’ll start your trek passing via several Sherpa villages. En route you’ll pass several suspension bridges decorated with colorful prayer flags. After 3 to 4 hours of walk, you’ll reach Phakding (2,652 m), a dense settlement of Sherpa people for an overnight stay.

On this day, you’ll continue your trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m) through a bank of the Dudh Koshi River. You’ll cross it over small suspension bridge twice before reaching Monjo village, the main entrance of the Sagarmatha National Park.
Further, the trail gradually descends towards the suspension bridge over the Bhote Koshi river and you’ll reach Jorsalle village. This is the last village till Namche Bazaar. You’ll cross the high Tenzing-Hilary suspension bridge. On the way, you’ll get a jaw-dropping view of Mt. Everest next to Nuptse-Lhotse ridge. After walking for 3 hours through beautiful pine forests you’ll finally reach Namche Bazaar.

On this day, you’ll take a rest day in order to acclimatize to the high-altitude. You’ll hike to a nearby viewpoint to enjoy the spectacular views of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Thamserku, and other surrounding peaks. You’ll explore Khumjung valley and visit the Hillary school and Khunde hospital. Remaining of the day, you can explore Namche Bazaar visit Sherpa Museum.

On this day, you’ll trek from Namche Bazaar to Thame village which will take around 4-5 hours. Thame village lies at 3,880 m on the way to old trade route to Tibet via Nangpa La Pass. Enroute you’ll enjoy the mountain views, waterfalls, and picturesque villages.

On this day, leaving behind Thame village you’ll enter into the absolute wilderness near towards Tibet border of Nangpa La, where most of the Tibetans enters Nepal to trade. After 3-4 hours walk, you’ll reach Mingbo (3,990 m), a small herder’s village for overnight stay.

On this day, you’ll leave Mingbo after having breakfast. You’ll continue your trek towards Marlung through winding trail. Enjoying the surrounding views of high barren hills and snow-capped peaks you’ll reach Marlung at 4,200 m of altitude. It’ll take around 5 hours to reach Marlung.

On this day, you’ll continue your walk on the grassy meadow with the great views of distant mountains and valleys. After 5-6 hours of walk, you’ll reach Sumna (4,900 m) small yak herders. This place is small and beautiful yak herder’s temporary settlement. You’ll spend a night at Sumna.

On this day, you’ll walk towards near Renjo with breathtaking scenery. After 6 hours of walk, you’ll reach a small summer pasture at Chulung (4,380 m) for the overnight stay.

On this day, you’ll walk almost 5 hours before reaching Renjo Pokhari at an altitude of 4,600 m. Although this is a shorter day compare to other trekking days it will be a bit tiring as you’ll ascend most of the day with occasional descends.

On this day, you’ll cross one of the first passes of the Everest trek. After trekking for the 4 hours you’ll reach the top of the pass, Renjola at an altitude of 5,345 m. From the top, you can see the astonishing view of Mt. Cho Oyu. It is the sixth highest mountain in the world. After enjoying the view you’ll go down to the other side to Gokyo for the overnight stay.

On this day, you’ll go for an early morning Gokyo Ri hike. It is one of the major highlights of the Three Passes of Everest Trek. It lies at an altitude of 5,357 m and offers a fabulous 180-degree mountain view of the Everest region including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Gyachung Kang, and Taweche. It will take around a couple of hours to reach the top via steep trail. You’ll again come back the same way and continue your trek towards Thagnag (4,830 m) for an overnight stay.

On this day, early in the morning, you’ll start your trek towards Dzong La (4,850 m) which will take around 5-6 hours. At first, you’ll climb on a steep trail and then trail descends to the bottom of the Chola. After that, the trail leads you via the rock toward the top which is also steep climbing. Cho La Pass lies at an altitude of 5,400 m and at the top, there are some Buddhist prayer flags. After enjoying the great mountain views from the top you’ll return back to Dzongla for an overnight stay.

On this day, early in the morning, you’ll start your trek with an easy downhill walk for a while. After a few up and downhill trek, you’ll reach Lobuche for an overnight stay. It’ll take around 4-5 hours to reach Lobuche village which lies at 4,930 m of altitude. It is a beautiful settlement of stone house sitting in the middle of the icy wilderness.

On this day, you’ll trek via the trail that leads towards more wildernesses away from the main trekking trail. The trail follows the upper moraine and will take you towards the Khumbu Glacier. Walking on a zig-zag path is totally challenging and adventure as well. Further, you’ll ascend steadily towards the other side of the glacier nearby the Nuptse wall. After 4-5 hours of slow walk, you’ll reach the base of Kongma La at 5,200 m.

On this day, you’ll trek towards the top of the Kongma La Pass (5,335 m). It is the highest point of the trek. It is also less crowded trail as it is one of the challenging passes of Nepal. After crossing the pass, you’ll descend to Bibre for overnight camp. Bibre is also the junction where the path from Dingboche and Chukung meet. After 5-6 hours of challenging walk, you’ll reach Bibre for overnight camp.

On this day, you’ll start your trek from Bibre to Dingboche, (4,350 m). After one hour of walk, you’ll reach Chukkung village. You’ll walk through the Imja Khola valley on glacier moraines with towering mountains on both side; Mt. Lhotse on your right and Mt. Ama Dablam on your right. The views are just breathtaking! After 2-3 hours of a pleasant walk, you’ll reach beautiful Sherpa settlement Dingboche for an overnight stay.

On this day, you’ll trek through the main Everest path where you can witness many trekkers, yaks, and villagers. This scenic walk takes you through the village of Pangboche. Further, after a few hours of a pleasant walk through the pine and rhododendron forests, you’ll reach Deoboche. After 40 minutes of an uphill climb, you’ll reach Tengboche village.
Tengboche village hosts the largest monasteries of the Everest region i.e, Tengboche Monastery. After this, you’ll gradually descend towards Kyangjungma (3,600 m) for the overnight stay.

On this day, you’ll cross a couple of villages. You will leave Kyangjunma village to head towards Namche Bazaar. Following the downhill path, from Namche Bazaar you’ll reach Monjo (2,860 m) for an overnight stay.

On this day, after early morning breakfast, you’ll trek back to Lukla. You’ll trek via the forests of rhododendron and pine until you reach the Sherpa village. Once you reach Lukla you can relax and celebrate the success of your adventurous Three Passes of Everest Trek.

On this day, you’ll take an early morning flight to Kathmandu. Upon your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, our guide will drop you at the respective hotel. You’ll have enough time to relax and in the evening you can explore Thamel and purchase some souvenirs to take back home.

Our friendly representative will drop you off at Tribhuwan International airport 3 hours before the scheduled flight. We are sure that you will be inspired to visit Nepal again after this trek. We hope that you choose us to plan your next trip to Nepal.

" Dolma Treks covered all aspects of my dream trip: hotels, logistics, food, permits.
Tsering Lama is a very seasoned trip organizer and guide that knows the way things work locally, which means a hassle-free, pure joy adventure. I have traveled to Nepal 5 times so far, always with Dolma Treks. Have done a bit of everything: culture, trekking, yoga retreat, educational visits, rescue visits (Earthquake 2015). I have been solo, with friends, and even with my young son since he was 7. Everything was perfect, every single time.

I loved every second of my trips to Nepal and I simply can't wait to be back" 

M/s C. Kasper,

I would just like to say that our trekking holiday in Langtang National Park & our Bridim homestay with Tsering Lama and his wonderful porters "Lale and Mingmar" was the most memorable, amazing holiday I have ever experienced. The guidance and support given were just so great. My wish is that my Aussie friends join a trek with Dolma Tours one day to experience this amazing country of Nepal. Thank you, Tsering. Your Aussie friends, Tania, Steve & Jesse Pitt

Tania,Steve & Jesse Pitt,

I recently went on Tsering's 17-day tour of Nepal, in Oct/Nov 2013.
Tsering is an exceptional tour leader, very organized and a welcoming host. 
He paid much attention to detail both in the planning of the itinerary and throughout the course of the trip.  Right from the beginning, the pre-departure information was excellent and I felt very well-prepared.  Any questions I had about the trekking were answered promptly by email.
Tsering's itinerary has a lovely variety of places to visit: in Kathmandu, trekking in the Annapurna mountains, visiting the Chitwan National Park, and a stunning flight over Mount Everest.  On our trek, the porters were very helpful, friendly and spoke a little English.
Tsering was always professional and timely. We were also given great insight into the generosity of the Nepali people by being invited into his family home.
Heartfelt thanks again from me for a wonderful trip!

Mrs. M. Barnett,
Auckland, NZ

We joined one of Tsering's trips to Annapurna and Chitwan in October 2013, where Tsering warmly welcomed us at the airport and confidently and efficiently organized everything for us from the moment we arrived until our departure 17 days later, making the entire trip extremely relaxing and enjoyable.
His guidance with local customs and his ability to communicate clearly in English was invaluable in ensuring we were completely informed at all times of our programme.  His command of local languages meant we were afforded the best treatment at the local hotels, lodges, and restaurants throughout our trip.
The trip was a wonderful balanced mix of the frantic bustle of Kathmandu, the grandeur of the Annapurna mountains, and the thrill of the Chitwan jungle, all complemented by a style of travel that exposes you to, and allows you to immerse yourself in the local culture to the extent you are personally willing and comfortable with.
The local guides Tsering organized were very competent and knowledgeable, giving us a great opportunity to absorb, understand and appreciate the breadth and depth of Nepal's history and the many cultures that make up its friendly people. Tsering gave us a marvelous insight into the recent history and of current events that gave us a wonderful context and appreciation of what makes the nation of Nepal what it is today and influences its future.
For the trek, Tsering organized a friendly team of local porters and guides who worked so hard carrying our gear over the often steep terrain of the mountains. Special mention goes to our lead guide Lale, who ensured the trek was perfectly paced to match the abilities of our relatively senior group. The guides and porters always had a friendly and smiling disposition, and we had a marvelous party with them on our last night, sharing cultural song and dance.
Tsering is generous of both time and nature, we were privileged to meet his family, and we particularly enjoyed the company of his enchanting 11yo son Jigme on our trip, and of his young friend Amod.
I would unreservedly recommend Tsering as a guide to anyone travelling to Nepal who is wanting to get to know this intriguing and beautiful country and its friendly people, and who enjoys knowing everything is confidently organized for you in a relaxed and efficient manner by a knowledgeable local who is a marvelous ambassador for his people and his country.
Thank you, Tsering, I sincerely hope we have the opportunity to visit Nepal again someday and enjoy your friendly and proficient service.

Mr. G. Clark,
Auckland NZ

Tsering and his trekking company were brought to my attention by my daughter who had trekked with friends in Nepal. That trip was led by Tsering who was already known to one of the group. This group so recommended Tsering, that my wife and I decided upon a trekking tour under his guidance.
We were not any stage disappointed. Tsering contacted us and after considering age, fitness and wishes, designed what he thought was an appropriate tour. He emailed a comprehensive programme with some beautiful pictures and suggested dates. We arranged the flights to and from Kathmandu and brought in a couple of friends.
From our arrival until our departure, every detail was arranged. All accommodation, transport guides, porters, and dining was minutely cared for leaving us the freedom to simply enjoy ourselves. The team he engaged were known to him and endlessly strived to assist. Friendliness and honesty were so obvious.
Westerners are usually apprehensive about local cooking and food hygiene. Tsering always stationed one of the porters in the kitchens of the tea houses to oversee the cleanliness of food preparation. Some of his team are also chefs. It is a matter of pride for him that virtually all his tourists complete their trips without gastric upset.
Tsering is very kind, caring and attentive to detail. He is great fun, has a keen political insight as well as concern for the education of his young countrymen. He is honest and generous to a fault - as are his lovely family whom we met. We also enjoyed their hospitality.
If we return to Nepal there is absolutely no doubt we would ask Tsering to undertake our planning and if possible accompany us. He was faultless and thus I have no hesitation in recommending his company to your favorable attention.

Mr. & Mrs. Peters from Poole,
Poole, UK

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