Everest Base Camp via Gokyo-Ri and Cho-La Pass Trek takes you to the untouched core of the Khumbu region. This incredible journey through the mystic Himalaya land takes you to Everest Base Camp, Gokyo Lakes, Gokyo-Ri and Cho La Pass. Trekking on the upper part of the Khumbu region is challenging, but with company of soaring snow-capped mountains including the almighty Everest, turquoise Gokyo Lakes, Buddhist shrines and monasteries, prayers, wild animals and the warm hospitality of the Sherpas, you will enjoy even the most strenuous of climbs. Setting your foot on the base camp of the tallest mountain in the world is a remarkable life achievement in itself.
In addition to stepping on the Everest Base Camp, Adventure Club Trekking will also take you to Gokyo Ri and KalaPatthar, two of the most important viewpoints in the Khumbu region, both at a higher altitude than the Everest Base Camp. Everest Base Camp via Gokyo-Ri and Cho La Pass trek explores the highest trek able altitudes of the khumbu region.
Soak in the views of majestic Himalayan spread including Mt. Cho Oyu, Makalu, Nuptse, Pumori, Lhotse and Everest, of course!. Tengboche Monastery provides you amazing views of Mt. Ama Dablam among other surrounding mountains and a sense of spiritual freedom as well. Buddhist prayers humming sacred prayers, the smell of Himalayan incense and the sound of gongs, all make Tengboche monastery a spot in the high Himalaya, a place to truly relax and let go.
Everest Base Camp via Gokyo-Ri and Cho La Pass is an ideal trek to pick for trekkers looking for a little extra challenge in the Himalaya, especially for those who want to explore more of remote trails in the Khumbu region.. For novice trekkers with average physical fitness and good health, Everest Base Camp trek-16 days might be a better option..For experienced trekkers with a limited amount of time, Everest Base Camp Short Trek 13 days and Everest Base Camp Trek-14 days are good options.
Kathmandu to Lukla Flight Delays
The unpredictability of the weather in mountain areas directly affects the flights to and from Lukla. The Twin Otter planes that are used for transport from and to Lukla are reasonably reliable in good weather conditions. But, the flights may be delayed or canceled due to technical problems and extreme weather conditions. To ensure you stay on your schedule in case the Twin Otter flight cancels or delays too far, we can charter you a helicopter. While the helicopter can fly at the visibility of 15,000m, the Twin Otters require 5,000m visibility, according to Nepal Civil Aviation rules.
You can pay for the helicopter in US cash, credit cards or traveler’ cheques directly to our Kathmandu office. We provide a receipt for the payment which you can present to claim the amount back from your travel insurance company. Helicopter charges range from a minimum of US$500 to a maximum of US$3500.
Also, we recommend you land in Kathmandu a day before we start the trek. You have enough time to buy trekking gears and beat off the jet lag. Having a few days extra left after your trek is also an excellent way to ensure you don’t miss your international flight in case of difficulties during the trek which might lengthen your trip. It also gives you a way to beat the flight cancellation to or from Lukla in case of severe weather.
Note: Your safety is of the utmost concern whilst you are traveling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary but we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline and there can be illness or an injury. To avoid dangerous situations we may occasionally have to make changes to the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That having been said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible trekking experience and to keep your safety our number one priority. In case, the flight delay/cancellation happens at the start of the trip and it goes so long that it disturbs your onward travel schedule, you are free to choose an alternative trip: such a trek in the Annapurna, Langtang, or any other regions.
Prior to all the treks and expeditions, Adventure Club Trek hosts a pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The primary purpose of the meeting is to provide an opportunity for individuals to ask questions about the forthcoming trek and to introduce other team members. The meeting covers topics as diverse as personal equipment and acclimatization and usually involves a hike and some skills training. Pre-trip meeting is very important in order to have a better preparation of the trekking.
The quoted costs are per person but don't include International flights if you are a single person and want to be in a group you can join our fixed departure schedule if the schedule dates are not suitable for you, please contact us, and we will be happy to customize our trips to suit your needs. If any individuals/group don't want to join our other group, we can comply with your wishes and requirements. We are ground operators Himalayan destinations and can arrange your trip to suit your dates and choices.
Available - Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled
Guaranteed - Trip is Guaranteed to run
Limited - Only a few spaces available