Oct 29 - Nov 15, 2018  confirmed

Gokyo Valley via Cho La & Everest Base Camp (18 days)
Everest Region, Nepal

Difficulty: strenuous

Private trek | 2 confirmed trekkers

Gokyo Valley via Cho La & Everest Base Camp
$341 usd
For 1 person to join this trek
Guide & Permits Only
Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees:
$11.59 /day per person for guide
+ $46.67 per person for guide's transport
+ $10 per person for guide's insurance
+ $65 per person for permits
+ $10 for private trek surcharge

Teahouse lodging, food, & transportation paid separately.

Included Services
  • Permits Sagarmatha National Park Entry and Local Everest Region Tax
  • Guide Guide's wages, food, lodging, insurance, and transport
Optional Services (Porter...)
  • Porter Each porter may carry no more than 20 kg (44 lb). One porter is usually enough for 2 people's gear. Government required insurance covers the porter in case of an accident while on the trip.
    $20 per day per porter

    + $30 per porter for porter's insurance

  • Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla Booking the flight with the trek insures that the guide will be able to be on the same flight in addition transport to/from the airport from your hotel is included.
    $180 per person

    + $15 per person for service/transport fee

  • Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu Booking the flight with the trek insures that the guide will be able to be on the same flight in addition transport to/from the airport from your hotel is included.
    $180 per person

    + $15 per person for service/transport fee

Guide
Pasang Dawa
Languages
English, Nepali, Sherpa, Hindi, and little German
Ratings
great

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Currently 2 Trekkers
2 confirmed trekkers
confirmed

derek (United Kingdom)

With 1 guest: GOH (MALAYSIAN)
Hired 1 porter

The Gokyo Valley is the most spectacular of the Khumbu valleys. With its series of lakes and jaw dropping views of Everest, Gokyo should be a must visit on any trekkers visit to the Khumbu region. As a standalone trek or linking it to the Everest Bascamp trek via the Cho la is trek is sure to impress. If you can spare some extra time take a day hike from Gokyo to the Fifth Lake and climb Ngozumpa Tse. On a clear day, it boasts for one of the best trekking views in the Khumbu.

Side trip via Cho La & Everest Base Camp: Take the scenic route to Everest Base Camp over the 5420 m (17,782 ft ) Cho La. The route over this glacial clad pass is tough but rewarding. Descending with spectacular views a Ama Dablam the route joins with the traditional trail following the Khumbu Glacier to Everest Base Camp. In addition to Everest Basecamp, you will climb to the dizzying height of 5643 m (18,513 ft) and view one of the most magnificent panoramas in the Himalayas atop Kala Patthar.

Weather Conditions in October

October begins the most popular time to trek, with moderate temperatures, clear skies in the wake of the monsoon, and a low chance of rain and snow. In recent years, the monsoon rains have receded later with weather patterns typically stabilizing in mid-October. While the chance of snow is decreased, there is the possibility of a heavy snowfall at higher elevations. If ill-timed and prolonged, this can make it difficult to cross some passes.

At a glance
On average there are 4 days with precipitation in October. The highest point on the trek is Kala Patthar at 5643 m. During October, expect high temperatures of around 1.5°C (35°F) and lows down to -12.5°C (10°F) at Kala Patthar.

Gokyo Valley via Cho La & Everest Base Camp
(Elevation Profile)

Itinerary
(18 days / 17 nights )
created by derek (United Kingdom)

Mon Oct 29 (day 1)

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 27.4°C (81°F) and lows of about 13.4°C (56°F) in October.

Kathmandu
Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $180.00
Travel time: 30 minutes

Lukla (2860 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.2°C (65°F) and lows of about 4.2°C (40°F) in October.

Lukla

Phakding (2860 m)

About 3 hours from Lukla
Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.2°C (65°F) and lows of about 4.2°C (40°F) in October.

Phakding
Tue Oct 30 (day 2)

Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

About 5-6 hours from Phakding
Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.8°C (59°F) and lows of about 0.8°C (33°F) in October.

Namche Bazaar
Wed Oct 31 (day 3)

Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.8°C (59°F) and lows of about 0.8°C (33°F) in October.

Thu Nov 1 (day 4)

Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.8°C (53°F) and lows of about -4.2°C (24°F) in November.

Fri Nov 2 (day 5)

Phortse Thanga (3650 m)

About 2-3 hours
Expect typical high termperatures of about 10.5°C (51°F) and lows of about -5.5°C (22°F) in November.

Sat Nov 3 (day 6)

Dole (4090 m)

About 1-2 hours from Phortse Thanga
Expect typical high termperatures of about 7.9°C (46°F) and lows of about -8.1°C (17°F) in November.

Dole
Sun Nov 4 (day 7)

Machhermo (4400 m)

About 2-3 hours from Dole
Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.0°C (43°F) and lows of about -10.0°C (14°F) in November.

Machhermo
Mon Nov 5 (day 8)

Gokyo First Lake (4700 m)

About 2 hours from Machhermo
Expect typical high termperatures of about 4.2°C (40°F) and lows of about -11.8°C (11°F) in November.

Gokyo (4750 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 3.9°C (39°F) and lows of about -12.1°C (10°F) in November.

Gokyo
Tue Nov 6 (day 9)

Gokyo (4750 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 3.9°C (39°F) and lows of about -12.1°C (10°F) in November.

Wed Nov 7 (day 10)

Gokyo Ri (5360 m)

About 1-2 ascent from Gokyo
Expect typical high termperatures of about 0.2°C (32°F) and lows of about -15.8°C (4°F) in November.

Gokyo Ri

Dragnag (4800 m)

About 2 hours from Gokyo
Expect typical high termperatures of about 3.6°C (38°F) and lows of about -12.4°C (10°F) in November.

Dragnag
Thu Nov 8 (day 11)

Cho La Pass (5420 m)

About 2-3 hours from Dragnag
Expect typical high termperatures of about -0.1°C (32°F) and lows of about -16.1°C (3°F) in November.

Cho La Pass

Dzongla (4800 m)

About 2-3 hours from Cho La
Expect typical high termperatures of about 3.6°C (38°F) and lows of about -12.4°C (10°F) in November.

Dzongla

Lobuche (4940 m)

About 3-4 hours from Dzongla
Expect typical high termperatures of about 2.8°C (37°F) and lows of about -13.2°C (8°F) in November.

Fri Nov 9 (day 12)

Gorak Shep (5164 m)

About 2-3 hours from Lobuche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 1.4°C (35°F) and lows of about -14.6°C (6°F) in November.

Gorak Shep

Everest Base Camp (5380 m)

About 3 hours from Gorak Shep
Expect typical high termperatures of about 0.1°C (32°F) and lows of about -15.9°C (3°F) in November.

Everest Base Camp

Gorak Shep (5164 m)

About 3 hours from Everest Base Camp
Expect typical high termperatures of about 1.4°C (35°F) and lows of about -14.6°C (6°F) in November.

Gorak Shep
Sat Nov 10 (day 13)

Gorak Shep (5164 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 1.4°C (35°F) and lows of about -14.6°C (6°F) in November.

Sun Nov 11 (day 14)

Kala Patthar (5643 m)

About 1-2 hours climb from Gorak Shep
Expect typical high termperatures of about -1.5°C (29°F) and lows of about -17.5°C (1°F) in November.

Kala Patthar

Lobuche (4940 m)

About 2 hours from Gorak Shep
Expect typical high termperatures of about 2.8°C (37°F) and lows of about -13.2°C (8°F) in November.

Phortse (3840 m)

About 5-6 hours from Lobuche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 9.4°C (49°F) and lows of about -6.6°C (20°F) in November.

Phortse
Mon Nov 12 (day 15)

Phortse (3840 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 9.4°C (49°F) and lows of about -6.6°C (20°F) in November.

Tue Nov 13 (day 16)

Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

About 3-5 hours from Phortse
Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.8°C (53°F) and lows of about -4.2°C (24°F) in November.

Namche Bazaar
Wed Nov 14 (day 17)

Lukla (2860 m)

About 5-7 hours from Namche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.2°C (59°F) and lows of about -0.8°C (31°F) in November.

Lukla
Thu Nov 15 (day 18)
Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $180.00
Travel time: 30 minutes

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 24.4°C (76°F) and lows of about 8.4°C (47°F) in November.

Kathmandu