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Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes and Cho La Pass

Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes and Cho La Pass

By Himalayan Glacier Trekking - Private Day Tours
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Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes, recognized for the series of beautiful turquoise lakes in the Gokyo valley and the famous Cho La Pass, takes us through the landmarks of the Khumbu region in the company of majestically soaring mountains, friendly Sherpas, colorful monasteries, the Namche Bazaar, the Sagarmatha National Park, and, of course, to the base of the mighty Everest. The trek in advancing to the base of the world's tallest mountain maps out spectacular vistas from such celebrated viewpoints like Gokyo Ri and Kala Patthar. The trek also awards us with great views of the Khumbu Icefall. Trekking to the Everest Base Camp through Gokyo Lakes, in a nutshell, will be a lifetime experience with the enthralling sights of Mt. Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Nuptse, Amadablam, Pumori, and Tengboche Monastery - the largest monastery in the Khumbu region of Nepal. 
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Ages 0-70, max of 12 per group
Duration: 18 days
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  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Himalayan Glacier’s trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes
  • Coffee and/or Tea
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  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Himalayan Glacier's representative will be there at the airport holding the company's placard. He will pick you up and escort you to your designated hotel in a private comfortable vehicle.
  • Airports:
  • Tribhuvan Airport, Kathmandu Nepal

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 24589P25

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The Itinerary details is in brief due to word constraints. Please visit Himalayan Glacier website for more details.
  • During our trek, we can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.). Breakfast and dinner will be served from the teahouse or from a lodge menu where we spend the night whereas lunch will be served on the way to the next destination. All meals will be provided during trekking while only breakfast will be available in Kathmandu. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners for guests.
  • Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) are the best months for this trip.
  • In difficult treks you are likely to walk for 6-8 hours, cross steep hilly terrain and occasional high passes with daily ascend and descend of around 500-1000m. You are likely to be on a remote environment with extreme weather in some days where you might be facing high altitude air with low level of oxygen and only basic facilities on some nights. Previous trekking experience, physical fitness and positive attitude are therefore essential.
  • Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Himalayan Glacier. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required. Please note that often the Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight gets delayed by a few hours or may even be canceled for one, two, or more days due to unfavorable weather conditions. Such conditions may arise even in the best seasons. Hence, in such cases, you must be prepared for long waits either at Kathmandu or Lukla airports, as this can happen either at the start or end of the trek or even both! We will do our best to avoid such delays, and arrange the next flight for you. We also organize Helicopter rescue in such conditions, if it is available and upon request by our clients. The helicopter charges around USD 3500 and it can lift 4-5 persons per flight. Still, we suggest you to be prepared for possible delays/cancellations, and if possible to come with some extra buffer days (1-2 days) at the end of the trip to accommodate such delays. If everything runs smoothly and you still have a few days of your buffer days left then you may even engage yourself in optional activities which can be arranged by Himalayan Glacier upon request. The optional activities may include visiting places/landmarks of your choice, adventure sports, shopping, etc. In case the flight delay/cancellation happens at the start of trip and it goes so long that it disturbs your onward travel schedule, you are free to choose an alternative trip such as a trek in the Annapurna, Langtang, or any other region. If you are not interested in the alternative trip and would rather wait for your original preferred trip, you are welcome to wait in Kathmandu for as many days as it takes to get a flight to Lukla. However, please note that there will be no refund, if you lose time waiting at the airport and do not take an alternative tour or you only do a short trek later due to time limitation. If the cancellation happens before the trip, we will provide you accommodation and lunch in a guesthouse in Kathmandu. In case of the flight delay/cancellation after finishing of the trek, you will be responsible for all your expenses. Please also note that you will not be entitled to any refund for the services (such as hotel, transport, flight, etc.) included in the package that you would not use later.
  • We will be accommodated in Yatri Suites & Spa or Hotel Moonlight or Similar in Kathmandu and teahouses during the trek. All accommodations are on twin-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional USD 515. Himalayan Glacier will arrange rooms with attached washrooms; however, teahouses in some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities. Also note that single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu and the trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

How much is Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes and Cho La Pass?
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Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding...
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Machhermo to Gokyo (4,800...
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Gokyo Valley: Acclimatization...
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Gokyo to Thagnak (4750 m/15,580...
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Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,170...
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Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar...
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Oct 2022
Very happy with the overall experience provided by the team at Himalayan Glacier. Good communication at the front end answering any questions I had. Both my guide and porter went out of their way to make sure I was cared for throughout the trip. I felt like I had the support I need throughout the entire experience. Regards, Zach.
Written November 22, 2022
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Hi ariock Thank you so much for choosing Himalayan Glacier for your adventure, we are glad that you have enjoyed the whole trip from the very beginning to the end of your journey. We are proud of our guides and porters who always do their best efforts to trekking experience a lifetime memory. Hope to see you soon next time with Himalayan Glacier, May be Kilimanjaro Climb. Wish you a "Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2023" Himalayan Glacier Adventure Team
Written December 3, 2022
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Oct 2019
This was my first time being above 5000 metres and multiple day hike for more than 3 days. I am not that fit :p. Our guide, Ganga (Man) Bahadur Tamang ensure that we are all safe. He was joyful and full of encouragement, and really keen to make his client successful in the climbing.
We all made it to the base camp and no one get sick. Man ensures all of our food and drinks are clean by entering the kitchen himself.
We have the best porter too, Jiban. He assisted carrying my day bag too to help in the Chola Pass and Everest Section when he saw I am struggling.
Both Man and Jiban go far and beyond to make us comfortable, enjoy the trip, and safe. Putting our guide Man phone number here, and photo. +977 984 2868506
Written November 9, 2019
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Hello & Namaste from Himalayan Glacier! Thank you so much for this review. We appreciate you for making time for writing this up for us. It is indeed good to know that you had a good time on your trip with us. We would be happy to serve you again in the future and also your friends and family.
Written January 9, 2020
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I had done a lot of research into companies to choose for completing a trek to Gokyo then over the Cho La Pass and up to Everest base camp. I settled with HGT as I liked the itinerary, the positive reviews and the price. I was not disappointed with my choice. My trek ended up being solo but was still great. It gave me a little room to move with the itinerary as we went which was great.

From the start my contact with Rayuna who was my travel planner sent me a detailed list of things I needed to do and know before coming to Nepal. She also answered every question I had prior to my trek with great detail and effeciency.

On my arrival to Nepal I was met by my guide Sudar who looked after me for the whole trip, always there when I needed him. A highly professional guide who not only would help me out but would help others out if they needed. A lot of other guides also would seek his opinion or help at various stages throughout the trek. Any question I had for him he would answer or find the answer. He knew all the mountains and heights. I was highly grateful to have him as my guide and we devoloped a life long friendship.

Not once on my trek did I feel unsafe or pushed along by Sudar. He was very attentive to all my needs and always making sure that I was doing fine. He also carried and extensive medical kit for any ailments that may occur along the way.

My porter Bir was fantastic, doing all the heavy lifting so to speak. HGT look after the porters that they use which is a major thing for me as some porters on the mountain can be taken advantage of. Bir had all the adequate clothing and equipment to make sure he was safe and well on the mountain. He even had crampons for one of the glacier crossings we did near the Cho La Pass which was good.

The city tour of Kathmandu was great and very interesting, allowing you a day to see the city and its tourist attractions. I had a private car with a/c and another guide who was very informative.

Also the welcome dinner was fantastic. The food absolutely amazing and the dancing and singing from the different areas of Nepal was great to see and hear.
At the end of the trek you have a farewell dinner which was again great, tasty food in a very nice restaurant.

The hotel in Kathmandu, Hotel Moonlight is a very nice place to stay, very clean and free buffet breakfast is a plus. The location is great with it being on the edge of Thamel so not far to walk in and explore.

The trek itself was an amazing experience, acclimatization days are good to help with altitude, the tea houses that you stay in are basic but get the job done for resting and sleeping. The food is fairly good throughout. The best you will get is in Lukla, Phakding and Namche but that being said the food for the most part was good, considering where you are! Dal Bhat is a good option if you are hungry, although altitude does suppress your appetite.
You do spend a few days breaking the 5000m mark which is taxing on the body but a good challenge.

You get several views of Everest on the trek, one of the best is from Gokyo Ri but weather permitting of course.

HGT give you a T-shirt, duffel bag and map of the trek to keep which make great souvenirs.
They also supply you with a warm sleeping bag for the mountain and a down jacket for when it's super cold which I didn't need.

I highly recommend this trip, Gokyo Lakes shouldn't be missed. The Cho La pass climb is tough but such an amazing challenge to complete. Then there is base camp, which is just such a cool place to be, standing at highest base camp in the world. I went on the trek in the middle of May so base camp is busy which is awesome to see. The weather was mostly good with mornings super clear and afternoons cloudy.

Definitely check out this trek if you like a challenge and you want to see some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, you will not be disappointed.
Written June 11, 2019
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Josep G
Singapore, Singapore9 contributions
Apr 2023
I did this Trek end of April/early May 2023. It was a fantastic experience. Kudos to the Himalayan Glacier (HG) team for their excellent work on every detail of the trip.

When I first reached out trying to decide what trek and company to choose, the sales team (Sriju in my case) was very responsive over email and WhatsApp, sharing lots of information about the itinerary, what to pack and other tips. This really helped me prepare well for the trip.

I liked that HG starts and ends the trip with nice dinners. On the first evening dinner we went through the details of the trip with the Sherpa. On the last evening we reviewed the trip and the HG team (Deepesh, the operations manager) asked for feedback on what could be improved.

The route is perfect. I really liked this itinerary for a few reasons:

1. There are less people going to EBC via Gokyo than the regular EBC route
2. Gokyo is a beautiful place and crossing the Cho La pass was a wonderful experience, just a bit challenging but very rewarding
3. HG does this route clockwise (first Gokyo then EBC) while most other companies do it counter-clockwise (first EBC then Gokyo). It makes the route feel less crowded

My Sherpa was Nurbu. He is an amazing guy, with decades of experience. He has worked for HG over 20 years! He knows the mountains really well, keeps a regular eye on you, makes sure that you move at your own pace without over-exerting and takes really good care of you while at the tea houses.

Our porter was ChinDu. A strong and friendly guy, he made sure that my bag was at the tea house ahead of arriving every day (heard from other trekkers that sometimes they had to wait 1-2 hours till their bag arrived).

I also enjoyed that Sagar (the HG owner) met me for tea in the Kathmandu hotel on the first day to get to know me and wish me a good trip. I could see that he really cares for his customers and for his team. The fact that people like Nurbu have been working at HG for over 20 years is a really good sign. Kudos to Sagar on how he runs the company.

What was my feedback to HG on what could be improved? Just a minor thing…it snowed quite a bit while we crossed Cho La pass. I had asked them if I would need crampons for the trip and they said no. I think that you really don’t need them with light snow or good weather but, in heavy snow, crampons are definitely a good idea!

I look forward to my next trip with HG and to be in Nepal again!
Written May 27, 2023
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Dear Josep, Namaste! First and foremost, we would like to express our gratitude for choosing Himalayan Glacier Adventure company for your Everest Base Camp Trek and Gokyo via Chola Pass Trek in 2023. As a customer-centric company, we truly appreciate your positive feedback on Trip Advisor and the constructive feedback regarding the crampons needed for crossing the Chola Pass. We assure you that we will make the necessary improvements to address this issue in future operations. We are thrilled to hear that you had an excellent experience during your EBC/Gokyo/Cho La Pass trek with the Himalayan Glacier. The entire team at HG worked diligently to ensure every aspect of your trip was executed flawlessly. From the moment you reached out to us to decide on the trek and company, our sales team, especially Sriju in your case, was highly responsive via email and WhatsApp. They provided extensive information about the itinerary, packing essentials, and valuable tips, which greatly assisted you in preparing for the journey. We take pride in starting and ending the trip with delightful dinners. On the first evening, we thoroughly discussed the trip details with our Sherpa, and on the last evening, we conducted a trip review session where Deepesh, our operations manager, welcomed feedback on areas that could be improved. The chosen route for your trek was perfect, and we are glad you appreciated it for several reasons: The EBC via the Gokyo route attracts fewer trekkers compared to the regular EBC route. Gokyo offers breathtaking scenery, and crossing the Cho La Pass provides a challenging yet highly rewarding experience. HG follows a clockwise route (Gokyo first, then EBC), which sets us apart from other companies that follow a counter-clockwise route (EBC first, then Gokyo), making the journey feel less crowded. Your Sherpa, Nurbu, is an exceptional individual with decades of experience. He has been with HG for over 20 years and possesses extensive knowledge of the mountains. Nurbu ensured your safety, guided you at your own pace, and took excellent care of you throughout the tea house accommodations. ChinDu, our porter, was a strong and friendly companion who made certain that your bag arrived at the tea house before your arrival. We have received feedback from other trekkers who had to wait for 1-2 hours until their bags were delivered, but we are glad to hear that ChinDu provided efficient service. Additionally, we are delighted that Sagar, the owner of HG, took the time to meet you for tea at your Kathmandu hotel on the first day. His genuine care for customers and the team was evident during your interaction. The fact that individuals like Nurbu have remained with HG for over 20 years is a testament to Sagar's exceptional management of the company. As for your feedback regarding improvements, we appreciate your input. It seems there was heavy snowfall during your Cho La Pass crossing, and while we informed you that crampons were not necessary, we acknowledge that they would have been beneficial in those conditions. We will take this into account and ensure that we provide better guidance to future trekkers in similar situations. We eagerly look forward to welcoming you on your next trip with HG and having the opportunity to explore the beautiful landscapes of Nepal once again. Sincerely, The Himalayan Glacier Team
Written May 27, 2023
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Kildare, Ireland12 contributions
I have just finished the most amazing experience of trekking in Nepal with Himalayan Glacier. The company were always helpful during the booking process. The trip itself was incredible. My guide Man was fantastic. We were looked after so well with hot teas in the morning in our rooms and daily cookies and chats after each day trekking. As well as making sure we were well looked after, Man was very keen to keep us safe, hiking at a suitable pace and ensuring our food was clean and safe.

After the trek we had a celebration dinner with the companies owners who were eager to hear how we had got on.

I couldn't recommend the company more. I suggest you request Man as your guide and you'll be guaranteed a successful and fun trip.
Written October 25, 2019
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Hello & Namaste from Himalayan Glacier! We are glad to find that you enjoyed every assistance throughout the trek, years and years of experience is what counts the most- our guides are expert and experienced- they know the nitty-gritty of the Himalayas. And most importantly we take care of our clients from the very first contact until they are back home safe. Once again thank you for your beautiful words and comprehensive review. We hope to serve you in the near future.
Written January 10, 2020
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Martin V
Venice, Italy6 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
We had a great trip, largely due to the efforts of our guide Ashish. It was well organised and Ashish took care to minimise risk in terns of food and altitude. With nice weather it resulted in a fantastic trip we will remember for years to come. Sure there are cheaper tours around but we got great value in terms of our experience and the inclusion of everything in the trip meaning minimal additional expenses. No fuss, great value highly recommended.
Written May 6, 2019
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Waukesha, WI5 contributions
Nov 2018 • Friends
Did the EBC Trek via Gokyo Lakes and Cho La Pass in November/December and had a first class experience all the way! It was just my nephew and I on our trip along with Rishi as our guide and Foo-man as our porter. As promised, Rishi met us at the airport and took care of us until we got back to the airport in Kathmandu. Some of the guest houses were better than others and we found the conditions are little more "basic" the closer we got to EBC but what do you expect. I would highly recommend HGT for a trip as they seemed to be the only ones that carried hand sanitizer with them (may not seem like much but it is very important to have) and also fresh fruit for our enjoyment. Also at each tea break, Rishi provided us with Oreos or other cookies, again not a big deal but what a great unexpected extra. Rishi's English was very good and we had no issues with communication. Another nice touch was that I got worn out on the "optional acclimatization" hikes so our porter gave up his days off and came along with us and carried my back pack. He also carried tea in a thermos for us to EBC to enjoy along the way. I would definitely use a guide for this trip as we noticed some people doing it alone or in groups of two and having difficulty making sure they were headed in the right direction, thankfully Rishi was able to help them out. It is a very hard trip but just remember it is one step at a time and the beauty of the mountains is priceless and enjoy every moment!
Written December 25, 2018
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Namaste! Greeting from Himalayan Glacier, On behalf of Himalayan Glacier Team, I would like to wish you a Very Happy New Year. I wish you and your family all the happiness today and throughout the year. May this year bring prosperity and peace in your life with successful milestones. Thank you for your wonderful review.Thank you for mentioning our conscientious and experienced guide, Rishi. I hope Rishi's friendly demeanor has added meaning to your trip and I do hope that you enjoyed his company. We, are grateful to you for placing your trust in us. We will cherish this relationship for eternity with hope to assist you again. Best Wishes!
Written December 31, 2018
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Bruce C
Auburn, CA32 contributions
Nov 2018 • Couples
My wife and I booked a recent trip to Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lakes and Cho La Pass. We can't express enough gratitude for the wonderful treatment we received from the entire Staff at Himalayan Glacier, (especially Pramesh and Narayan) which greatly exceeded our expectations making this adventure a complete success. Charlie the United States contact stated that from start to finish we would be taken care of and that we were. From when we landed in Katmandu to when we departed, Himalayan Glacier Staff assisted in any way possible to ensure our trip as problem free as it could be. From itinerary changes, Flight adjustments, Airport transportation for our entire stay and other travel needs that might arise. During our time Trekking with our Guide Ashish and assistant Guide Bhakta we were well watched over and all of our needs were met. The conditions on the Mountain in November are challenging, especially dealing with the cold and altitude, their expertise and experience was invaluable. Without it we would not have had the incredible experience we did. The other integral part of this trek was our awesome porters Char and Rhana who carried our duffel bags with 15kg per bag (each porter carried two) up the mountain and had them waiting for us at each stop. We also used Himalayan Glacier to book a trip into Tibet after our Trek, they handled all the necessary travel arrangements from contracting with a tour company in Tibet, securing of a Chinese Visa and providing the do's and don't of travel and behavior while in Tibet. We would, without hesitation, highly recommend Himalayan Glacier and would most definately use them again.
Written December 2, 2018
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Thank you, Bruce, for sharing your experience with us. We are glad to know that you had a wonderful time with Himalayan Glacier. Thank you for mentioning wonderful treatment from every one of us at Himalayan Glacier. Yes, we make sure that our clients are always in a position of comfort despite any changes or challenges. Our guide Asish and assistant Guide Bhakta, and porters are happy to hear from you. They also enjoyed your company. Regarding the trip to Tibet, our experience over decades has made every process go smoothly. Besides prospering in the business, we are also committed to maintaining a high level of ethical standards in all our operations and your review and recommendation has added value to it. Thank you once again and we would love to assist you again in near future.
Written December 4, 2018
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