Our trip takes in the all the best parts of trip to the Everest region: Kala Patar, Everest Base Camp, the Cho La Pass, the turquoise holy lakes at Gokyo and the sublime view of Everest and a host of other Khumbu peaks from the summit of Gokyo Ri across the Ngozumpa glacier. We spend time acclimatising on our ascent via the Gokyo valley, which is much quieter than our descent which is down the Khumbu valley.
This trek is harder than the classic Everest Base Camp & Kala Pattar trip as more time is spent above 5000m. The Cho La is not a technical pass, it is a high pass subject to changes in weather conditions and is suited to those who are comfortable in a mountain environment.
Why book this Everest Base Camp & Gokyo trek with trekMountains?
Our trek allows you 2 nights at Gorak Shep – the highest overnight spot for trekkers on this route. This means that you have 2 days, plenty of time, to devote to spending time both at Kala Pattar (which offers the best close-up views of Mt Everest itself), and also at Everest Base Camp. In our opinion, itineraries that only offer 1 night at Gorak Shep are just too rushed for the majority of trekkers to accomplish what is for most, their dream of seeing Everest and of also standing the at Everest Base Camp, looking up from the Khumbu Icefall to this majestic mountain of legends.
Acclimatisation is very important, both for your safety and for your enjoyment of the trek. We therefore have included acclimatisation days at Namche and at Macchermo. Our trek also includes an extra contingency day to help cope with any problems encountered with acclimatisation, weather or flight delays. We consider this extra day to be very important. For any problems encountered with flights, baggage delays etc we have also scheduled a complete day in Kathmandu at the start and the end of the trek. Usually these days in Kathmandu can be spent exploring this fascinating city. However, on the occasions when bags are delayed or flight problems occur, we are sure you will be particularly glad that these days have been built into the itinerary
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