A combination of our Gokyo Lakes and Call of Everest trek involves a traverse of the Cho-La a famous pass link between Gokyo and Basecamp. The treks take in all the highlight of our Gokyo Lakes and Call of Everest trek. After visiting the Sherpa homeland, we will ascend to Gokyo valley; here will climb Gokyo Ri for a marvelous view of Everest and its neighboring peaks. Then we will traverse via Cho la pass to rejoin the classic route Everest Base camp. The trek includes a spectacular view of Everest from Gokyo Ri and Kalapattar as well as a spectacular views 360-degree view of the innumerable peaks and glaciers. On our return, we will visit famous Tengboche monastery a spiritual center of Sherpa.
Trip: Ex. Kathmandu
Trip Length: 24 days
Trail head: Lukla
Access: by flight from Kathmandu
Trek style: Lodge with full portage
Group: Minimum 04, maximum 16
Staff: Group leader & appropriate local staff
Grade : Challenging
Arrive at the airport in Kathmandu. Loben Expeditions representative will meet you outside the customs and immigration area and transfer you to your hotel. The afternoon is free to relax, recover from jet lag, or explore on your own.
Kathmandu sightseeing (check detail IN and around Kathmandu). Evening preparation for trek & trek briefing
From Kathmandu, you will take a scenic flight to Lukla airstrip (2,850 m), the most popular gateway to Everest. From Lukla, trek to Phakding. Overnight at lodge.
Day hike to Syangboche (3720 m) for breathtaking all-round views of the Himalayan giants. After you have had your fill of the snow peaks, hike on to the Sherpa countryside villages of Khumjung and Khundu.
Day hike to Thame valley- a trade route between Nepal & Tibet still exist; we will visit Thame monastery. Thame offers close-up views of Kwondge & Tangkangbouche.
Day hike to a valley of behind Macherma through the moraines up to the glaciers, which offers spectacular views of mountain ranges plus hanging glaciers
Gokyo Ri is stiff 1 and half hour climb; the panorama of Himalayas stretches with a blend of glaciers and grass, rock, snow, and ice. Sunsets are unforgettable from here. After breakfast at our camp and rest for some while, we will walk towards 4th and 5th lakes. These points offer a more extensive view of Everest than from both Gokyo Ri and Kalapattar
Loben Expeditions trips are designed for flexible, energetic people who like to be active and have a spirit of adventure and a positive attitude. We rate this trip as a “Challenging but awe aspiring.” You should have good hiking experience, as most of the days are spent at altitudes above 3500 m. Our hikes will be between five and six hours each day, broken up by a nice rest and a hot lunch.
Porters or pack animals carry most of the gear and camp supplies, leaving you free to hike with only a light daypack. Though no technical climbing or other special abilities are required, even so, trekking at high altitudes is strenuous. Exercise at high altitude compounds the physiologic stress. In addition, high altitude may create discomfort and symptoms of illness that you do not experience while exercising at lower elevations, such as shortness of breath, restlessness or sleeplessness at night, and headaches. You need to be in excellent health and top physical condition to enjoy such an experience, with adequate cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, and excellent balance. Clients with heart and lung problems or blood diseases should consult their doctor before booking the trip. Altitude sicknesses are common & could be fatal if not taken well care. Our Tibet itinerary with couple days in Lhasa generally makes client fit enough & acclimatizes to continue his/her program. However, simple headache, fever, loss of appetite and stomach disorders can happen before the acclimatization. Advised, drink approx. 3 litres of water per day, do not strain yourself and take regular rests. Smoking and drinking should be stopped for at least first two days.
How to Prepare:
Before starting out on a trek, you should be in good physical condition. If you are not used to some kind of exercise on a regular basis, there is a need to gradually build up stamina, before starting out on a trek. You can start by taking walks, the length of which can be slowly increased. This needs to be done at least a week prior to the starting of the trek. If you are on regular medication, make sure that you carry the required medicines along, and this should be in the knowledge of the trekking guide.