“Trekking to the Everest Base Camp along the off the beaten trail that crosses stunningly challenging Cho La Pass 5420m is the remarkable circuit trek in the Everest Region. The trail of the trek having relatively fewer trekkers caters opportunities to climb Gokyo Ri 5320m and Kalapattar 5545m- the vantage points to savor the magnificence of the world’s highest Himalayan peaks including the eminent Everest.”
Gokyo Everest Base Camp Trek begins with the scenic fixed wing flight to world’s one of the thrilling airports, Tenzing Norgay Airport in Lukla. The gateway to every trek in Everest Region, Lukla is the famous tourist hub catering services of every kind of trekker’s interest. Walking across the famous Dudh Koshi River Valley inside Sagarmatha National Park, the natural UNESCO World Heritage Site the trek halts at famous Sherpa town, Namche Bazaar where trekkers get ample opportunity to acclimatize.
Few more days of trek via several Sherpa hamlets, the journey arrives at Gokyo. The beautiful Sherpa settlement right at the foot of Himalayan giants and at the bank of strikingly mesmerizing glacial lake Gokyo, the place is the heaven on earth that manifests absolute tranquility and the unlimited beauty of the nature itself. Walk to the fifth lake of Gokyo and ascend the Gokyo Ri before crossing the silent Himalayan Pass Cho La. Crossing over the Cho La, the trek enters Khumbu Valley and begins to chase the footprints of Hillary and Tenzing along the classic Everest Base Camp Trekking Trail.
The prominent highlights of the latter half of the trek continue to include the exceptionally hospitable Sherpa culture and the highland monasteries including the one of Tengboche. The panorama of Himalayan giants and the floral and faunal biodiversity of Sagarmatha National Park will keep on spellbinding trekkers during this part of the trek as well. The final section of the trek highlights the walk to Kalapattar and the Everest Base Camp, 5357m itself, which are in fact the great achievements for any trekker, as all these landmarks lie higher than the highest mountains of Europe Australia.
Ms. Frost Henriette, Ms. Holck Connie Johannseon and Mr. Holck Flemming from Denmark through our exclusive country partner Kipling Travel arrived to Nepal on March 9, 2013. They were in Nepal to experience the adventurous fun in the Himalayas during their Gokyo Ri and Everest Base Camp three passes trek. Here, we have an interesting experience of three enthusiastic trekkers.
The weather conditions did not favor them to begin the trek on time. Hence instead of twin propeller they took the heli ride to Lukla on 12 March-two days later to their schedule. However, they were fortunate enough so they made to Lukla. Their trek began really well from Lukla. However, their misfortune stroke back again in the form of heavy snow fall. They were not in the stage to cross Kongma La Pass in such circumstances. Furthermore, Ms. Connie Holck and Mr. Flemming were not feeling well at Dingboche, hence the group decided to split up. They made the route maps to take two different courses and meet up in Gokyo.
As the group broke up at Dingboche Ms. Connie and Mr. Flemming descended down towards Phortse via Pangboche and rose up to Gokyo on March 23 via Dole and Machermo accompanied by the trek guide Mr. Bharat. On the other hand, Ms. Frost accompanied by Sherpa staffs took the normal route to Everest Base Camp traversing through Lobuche and Gorakshep. Finally as per the plan she crossed Cho La pass and made to Gokyo on 23rd to meet her friends.
At Gokyo all three trekkers trekked up to Gokyo Ri. After Gokyo Ri Ms. Connie got on the retracing path to Lukla straight away whereas Mr. Flemming and Ms. Frost crossed Renjola Pass and got to Thame with the trek guide Mr. Bharat. On March 26 the whole team reunited again at Namche from where they descended down to Lukla. On March 28, they flew back to Kathmandu by a helicopter.
Before the departure, they were pretty much satisfied with Explore Himalaya. They said “Though the trip was little bit zigzag it was wonderful. We were bit unlucky with the weather so we will be coming next year. We are truly satisfied despite of weather not at all favoring us. Nothing could have been done in such conditions. We are truly overwhelmed to our Guide Bharat and all the Sherpa staffs. Thank you so much.”
On April 1, 2013 they made the exit back home with the mixed experiences rooted in their hearts and minds.
We, Explore Himalaya organized a trek to the ‘Gokyo, Kala Patthar & Everest Base Camp’ for Lisa Breece from USA. Our experienced and knowledgeable guide took a very good care of her and completed her trek without any difficulty.
She had arrived Kathmandu on 22nd March and before flying to Lukla to start her trek, we organize a sightseeing tour to cultural and historical places of Kathmandu. She trekked thru the different places of Everest region before ascent the Gokyo Ri and crossing Cho La pass of 5300 m. Ultimately, she reached on her destination- Kala Patter and the foot of the Everest which was memorable for her.
Although, she was the single lady to do this trip, she felt very safe and comfortable with us. She was pleased with the level of our service and was grateful to the guide for making everything easy and Explore Himalaya for arranging everything in a nice way.
Gokyo-Kala Pattar and Everest Base Camp Trek
Explore Himalaya had recently organized a Spring trek to Gokyo , Kala Patthar & Everest Base Camp for Mariko Kawabata & Yukako Sato from Japan and their Nepalese friend Sushil Koirala. With our experienced and knowledgeable guide Lamababu guiding them through the rough Everest trail, the trio completed their trek without a hitch. According to Mariko & Yukako the supportive crew made their adventure a truly ‘once-in-a-lifetime experience’. Here’s what they had to say:
“ Thanks to Lambabu and his excellent professionalism, we have completed our trekking trip as per the plan. We would like to express our sincere gratitude for choosing Lambabu as our guide.
Lambabu has been the best guide we could ever dream of having – his organizational skills and knowledge of the region were beyond reproach. He was always polite, honest, and so pleasant. We really enjoyed his company, as well as the two crews – who were also as pleasant and helpful as Lambabu. Lambabu chose the best porters/assistants as we could imagine of having, and the way he dealt with them were also very nice and we really liked it. It is also worth noting that he paid attention to our health throughout the trek, and despite the fact that two of us got mild altitude sickness, with his advice and timely medication, we all managed to trek in good health and spirits. Lambabu was also attentive to our demands – such as the need for decent toilets and accomodation. We are sure that it was not always easy.
All in all, we are all very happy about the trekking trip we had – it was once in a life-time experience for sure. Thank you so much for organizing this trip for us!
We hope to go for another trekking trip in future with your company, and hopefully once again with Lambabu and his crews.
Thank you again & best regards,
Mariko and Yukako”
Stunning views, Sherpa culture & Buddhist Spiritualism – Everest Trek
Explore Gokyo, Everest Base Camp & Kala Patthar