GOKYO - KALA PATTHAR TREK OVERVIEW
• Difficulty Level - 4 (On a scale of 5)
• Highest Altitude - 5,545 meters (18,250 ft)
• Group Size - 02-20 persons
• Accommodation Type - Lodge
• Duration - 20 days Kathmandu – Kathmandu
• Best Season - March to May and September to January
Literally the Gokyo - Kala Patthar Trek has "everything" and this is not an exaggeration. The fit walker can get very close to the mighty Mount Everest on the Gokyo - Kala Patthar Trek as it takes you right into the heart of the Himalayas of Nepal. Ascending Kala Patthar for the finest views of the whole massif including Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Pumori. Gokyo – Kala Patthar Trek is ideal for those wishing to make the full Everest Base Camp Trek and looking to get a sneak peak of the local traditions and culture.
The Gokyo - Kala Patthar Trek offers an alternative to the traditional Everest Base Camp Trek. Climb past the Sherpa villages of Namche Bazaar and Khumjung to the Gokyo Valley and the Ngozumpa Glacier, the largest in the Nepal Himalaya. From Gokyo Ri, four 8000-metre peaks (Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu) are visible at once making it one of the most picturesque sight of the whole Himalayas. Cross the Cho La Pass to arrive at Lobuche for Everest Base Camp – Kalapather.
If weather does not seem to permit or group decides not to cross Cho La Pass, than we can descend to Phortse, make a high traverse to the village of Pangboche and climb on towards Everest Base Camp and Kala Patther. This is just a second option presented as weather is never predictable and your satisfaction is our only goal.
The return route leads through Dingboche and the monastery of Tengpoche before descending through the Khumbu Valley to Lukla.
DAY TO DAY ITINERARY
Day 01 - Arrive at Kathmandu airport, transfer to hotel, short briefing about trip, welcome dinner
Day 02 - Sightseeing in Kathmandu’s World Heritage Places and re-checking of trekking gears
Day 03 - Morning flight to Lukla (2840 meters) and start trek to Phakding (2,610 meters)
Day 04 - Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440 meters)
Day 05 - Acclimatization Day in Namche (Hike up to Kunde, Khumjung and Everest view hotel)
Day 06 - Trek from Namche to Dole (4,110 meters)
Day 07 - Trek from Dole to Machharmo (4,470 meters)
Day 08 - Trek from Machharmo to Gokyo (4,790 meters)
Day 09 - From Gokyo, hike up to Renjo La Pass (5,360 meters) back to Gokyo
Day 10 - Rest Day - hike around Fifth Lakes and walk to Dragnag (4,700 meters)
Day 11 - Trek from Dragnag to Lobuche (4,910 meters) passing from Cho La Pass (5,368 meters)
Day 12 - Rest Day in Lobuche, hike around into the wild
Day 13 - Trek from Lobuche to Kalapather (5,545 meters) and to Ghorekshep (5,140 meters)
Day 14 - Trek from Ghorekshep to Everest Base Camp (5,364 meters) and back from Everest Base Camp to Lobuche
Day 15 - Trek from Lobuche to Pangboche (3,930 meters)
Day 16 - Trek from Pangboche to Namche Bazzar (3,440 meters)
Day 17 - Trek from Namche Bazzar to Lukla (2,840 meters)
Day 18 - From Lukla to Kathmandu by flight and transfer to hotel
Day 19 - Free day in Kathmandu for shopping souvenirs, sightseeing and farewell dinner
Day 20 - Fly back to home from Kathmandu
Being Outfitter in Nepal of the Everest Region and Tour Operator of Gokyo - Kala Patthar Trek which takes you close to the Everest Base Camp Trek (EBC Trek), we would like to remind you that these are just standard and tentative estimations. Weather always plays a vital role in all trekking in Nepal. The itinerary changes every season and hence we will be able to provide you with complete details of Gokyo - Kala Patthar Trek only after you inform us about your travel arrangements and dates for Trekking in Nepal.
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Our tour information pack will include the followings:
- Complete Overview of the Mountains involved during the Gokyo - Kala Patthar Trek
- Route of the whole trek for the best trekking in Nepal experience
- Complete list of Gears Required for trekking in Nepal
- Emergency Plans and Rescue Operation overview
- Day to Day Itinerary of Gokyo - Kala Patthar Trek
- Cost for the whole Gokyo - Kala Patthar Trek
- Cost of permits and other un-covered expenses that you must be aware of
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