Gokyo Lakes–Cho La Pass–EBC Trek – 18 Days

Gokyo Lakes-Cho La Pass- EBC Trek is a comprehensive trek that thoroughly explores the central Khumbu region of Nepal Trek: it includes four high altitude climbs, two to view points. Good fitness and stamina is required.

The trek offers amazing views of four 8000-ers, namely, Everest (8848m), Makalu (8463m), Lhotse (8516m) and Cho Oyu (8201m) along with the Khumbu icefall and Ngozumpa glacier. You will also witness the serene Gokyo valley from the fantastic vantage point at Gokyo Ri along with the tranquil waters of the Gokyo Lakes. The trail passes through the Sagarmatha National Park, which is a sanctuary for a variety of endangered Himalayan wildlife including red pandas, snow leopards, musk deer, Himalayan thars, Lophophorus and so on.

Fly to Lukla and trek to Namche Bazaar for an acclimatization day. Follow the serene Dudh Koshi Valley; and the Ngozumpa Glacier, for three days to Gokyo. This seasonal grazing hamlet is perched on the glacial moraine, overlooking the blue-green Dudh Pokhari (lake) and is surrounded by high peaks. Climb Gokyo Ri for panoramic views over the glacier that include Cho Oyu, the Everest Group and Makalu.

Walk down to Tagnag, crossing the kilometre wide glacier. An early start allows time for the strenuous Cho La ascent, summit photo shoot and long descent to Dzonglha. A two day walk then leads to the last village of Gorak Shep before Everest Base Camp Trek (EBC).