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Highlights of Cho Oyu Base Camp Trek 

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    • Exploring Cho Oyu Base Camp at an altitude of 5,600 meters.
    • Trekking in Sagarmatha National Park of Nepal.
    • Scenic Flight to Lukla and back to Kathmandu.
    • Stay at Gokyo Lake and explore numerous beautiful Lakes.
    • Witness the Jaw-Dropping views from the top of Gokyo Ri.
    • Trek in the less crowded area of Everest region.
    • Observe the marvellous views of 8,000 meters peaks; Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu along with other peaks.
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Cho Oyu Base Camp Trek Overview


Trekking in the Everest Region is one of the most exciting and rewarding experience. The Cho Oyu Base Camp Trek in the Everest Region of Nepal is a 14 days trekking that takes you to the astounding Everest and the Cho Oyu Base Camp. Cho Oyu is one of the eight-thousanders, that lies at an altitude of 8201 m above sea level. Having a nick identity of the Turquoise Goddess in Tibetan, it is popular among mountaineers and trekkers. It is considered as the easier eight-thousander expedition mountain of Nepal. However, trekking to the Base Camp of Cho Oyu mountain is equally challenging.

The amazing beauty of the Everest region from Cho Oyu Base Camp is ideal for trekking enthusiasts and mountaineers. The trekking to Cho Oyu Base Camp comes with the privilege of trekking to the mindblowing Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri. This trek is off the beaten path trek and non-commercialized trekking in the Everest region of Nepal. The panoramic Himalayan beauty of the Everest Region facilitates you with the best views, pristine culture and natural beauty along with the diverse experiences in Nepal. 

Since the trekking to Cho Oyu Base Camp is not so commercialized, the trekking offers a complete pristine experience. No luxuries, no accessibility, only nature and you, trekking to these places are not only fascinating but also offers the best and diverse experiences in Nepal. The true beauty of trekking is only real when it is into complete nature. The Khumbu region of Nepal is a very wonderful paradise of trekking as it boats the diverse floral and faunal species, mountains, and the amazing culture and traditions along with the astounding Himalayas. 

Cho Oyu Base Camp trek in Nepal is pristine, and into the rural. You will get basic accommodation in teahouses. Unlike the Everest Base Camp trek, Cho Oyu Base Camp trek is not so sophisticated and developed. You will trek into the typical trail, villages that are not so affected by the external human interference. Although the trek is very off the beaten, you don’t have to be completely self-sustained and carry camping gear and all. You will get some accommodation facilities and our professional guide will assist you to complete the compelling trek in the Everest region of Nepal.  

This trek lies in the highest altitude National Park in the world, Sagarmatha National Park. The glory of the highest National Park in the world with diverse mountain variation will facilitate you to explore the beauty of the Everest region. The awe-inspiring views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu and many other neighboring mountains in the Kingdom of Himalayas is very fascinating. The mountain ranges such as Ama Dablam, Thamserku, etc. are astounding and offer panoramic Himalayan views. The maximum altitude of Cho Oyu Base Camp trek lies at an altitude of 5600 m above sea level, making it complicated because of the altitude variations, however very rewarding in terms of the experience and the natural beauty you get. 

The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla will inaugurate your journey to Cho Oyu Base Camp with a thrill of Mountain flight to Lukla, which is also the thrilling and adventurous airport in the world. The further trek from Lukla to Phakding will be as astounding as the flight itself is and you will be fascinated by the beauty of the Khumbu region of Nepal. The further trek to Namche bazaar comes with acclimatization and stay in Namche. You will explore the pristine Sherpa villages such as Zamphuti, Toc Toc, Chumoa and Monjo across the bank of Dudh Koshi river.

In the acclimatization day, you will explore Namche Bazaar and visit viewpoint at Everest View Hotel and during your hike, you can view the Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, etc. mountains and the amazing snowcapped mountain panorama. The trail further will lead you to Dole across the Khumjung, leaving the Everest trail and taking a pass of Mong La reaching to Phortse Tenga. Crossing the Rhododendron forest, you will reach Dole. 

After Dole, the further trek will be towards Gokyo after reaching Machhermo. You will explore the amazing Gokyo Lake at an altitude of 4750 m above sea level. Gokyo Lake is the world’s highest freshwater glacial lake. After reaching, Gokyo Lake, you will hike to the Cho Oyu Base Camp and return back to the Gokyo Lake. The astounding scenery of Gokyo and the Cho Oyu Base Camp is the best part of the trek to Cho Oyu Base Camp Trek. 

After reaching Gokyo Lakes, you will hike uphill to Gokyo Ri to explore the mindblowing beauty of the Gokyo region. After exploring Gokyo Ri, you will explore Machhermo and return back to the Namche Bazaar. The returning trail further will take you to Lukla from where you will get a scenic flight to Kathmandu valley. 

Trekking to the Cho Oyu Base Camp is one of the astounding trekking that will facilitate you to explore the Gokyo Lakes and the Cho Oyu Base Camp itself. The trek strenuous and is demanding because of the difficulty of trekking to the base camp. 

ITINERARY

  • DAY 1
    Kathmandu Arrival, Transfer to Hotel.

    Your Arrival Time (?) Our office representative will meet and greet you at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu.

    At 06:00 PM: In the evening we will meet for a coffee and will brief you the details of your trek program.
    Elevation: 1,350M

    Meal: Not Included.

  • DAY 2
    Sightseeing Around Kathmandu and Trek Preparation.
    At 10:00 AM: You will visit for a full day sightseeing of Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhunath, Boudhanath and Pashupatinath. Besides sightseeing, you can do the required shopping for your trek.
    Elevation: 1,350M

    Meal: Breakfast Included.

  • DAY 3
    Flight to Lukla, Trek to Phakding.

    At 07:00 AM: After breakfast, you will drive to the airport for your flight to Lukla. You will take a scenic flight to Lukla. During your flight, you will get a wonderful view of the mountain ranges. Upon arrival at Lukla, you will start your trek towards Phakding. You will pass through beautiful villages such as Chaurikharka and Ghat before reaching Phakding.
    Elevation: 2,652M

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

  • DAY 4
    Trek to Namche Bazaar.

    At 07:00 AM: After breakfast, you will start your trek towards Namche Bazaar. You will walk on the bank of Dudh Koshi river until Everest viewpoint. During your day you will pass through several villages such as Zamphuti, Toc Toc, Chumoa and Monjo before reaching gateways to Everest Namche Bazaar.
    Elevation: 3,440M

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

  • DAY 5
    Acclimatization and Exploration Day.

    At 07:00 AM: After breakfast, you will explore Namche Bazaar. During your day you can interact with locals and learn about their culture and Traditions. Everest is a popular trekking region of Nepal so that you will meet many trekkers around the area and you can also interact with other trekkers and share travel stories. You can also hike to Everest view hotel, Khunde and Khumjung village along with other places near Namche. During your hike, you can have an amazing view of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam etc. Overnight stay at Namche Bazaar.
    Elevation: 3,440M

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

  • DAY 6
    Trek to Dole.

    At 07:00 AM: After breakfast, start your trek towards Dole. After reaching Khumjung you will leave the Everest trail and take a different trail leading to a valley. After crossing Mong La Pass you will reach Phortse Tenga. Then you will walk through rhododendron forest and climb uphill to reach Dole.
    Elevation: 4,038M

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

  • DAY 7
    Trek to Machhermo.

    At 07:00 AM: After breakfast, you will start your trek towards Machhermo. After starting the trek you will reach Luza village within a couple of hours which is situated at an altitude of 4,360 meters above from sea level. You don’t need to rush and can walk slowly as It will take about 4 to 5 hours to reach Machhermo from Dole. But because of the Altitude problem, you have to stay overnight at Machhermo. You can also add a day at Machhermo for the Acclimatization.
    Elevation: 4,470M

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

  • DAY 8
    Trek to Gokyo Lake.

    At 07:00 AM: After breakfast, you will start your trek towards Gokyo Lake. Situated at an altitude of 4,750 meters above from sea level Gokyo Lake it is one of the world’s highest freshwater lake, You will walk slowly and take enough liquid so as to avoid Altitude Sickness. You will pass through Longponga Tsho and Taboche Tsho before reaching Gokyo Lake.
    Elevation: 4,750M

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

  • DAY 9
    Hike to Cho Oyu Base Camp, Back to Gokyo Lake.

    At 06:00 AM: After breakfast, leave your bag at the hotel and take the necessary items with you as you will start your hike towards Cho Oyu Base Camp. it will take about 9 hours to return back to Gokyo  Lake after leaving from Cho Oyu Base camp so that take only the important items. If you are interested then you can also visit other lakes that lie within your route. After exploring Cho Oyu Base Camp return back to Gokyo Lake for the overnight stay.
    Elevation: 5,600M

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

  • DAY 10
    Hike to Gokyo Ri, Trek to Machhermo.

    At 05:00 AM: Wake up early and start the hike to Gokyo Ri. it will take about 4 hours to reach the top. The trail is hard but it is worth it as you will have a panoramic view of the 8000 meters peaks such as Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu and Makalu. Witnessing the beauty from the top and start the hike back to Gokyo Lake. After lunch at Gokyo Lake, start your trek towards Machhermo. It will take about 2 and a half hours to reach Machhermo from Gokyo Lake.
    Elevation: 5,360M

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

  • DAY 11
    Trek to Namche.

    At 07:00 AM: After breakfast, start your trek towards Namche. You will follow the same route and reach Namche for your overnight stay. The trail is Downward mostly but you will have to walk short uphill too. The walk is easy and you will reach Namche enjoying the mountain ranges.
    Elevation: 3,440M

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

  • DAY 12
    Trek to Lukla.

    At 07:00 AM: After breakfast, you will start your trek towards Lukla. You will descend until reaching the meeting point of Bhote Koshi and Dudh Koshi. After that, you will walk on the bank of Dudh Koshi river until starting an uphill walk towards Lukla.
    Elevation: 2,815M

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

  • DAY 13
    Flight to Kathmandu.

    At 07:00 AM: After breakfast, you will take an early flight back to Kathmandu. During your flight have a last view of the 8000 meters peak. Upon arrival at the airport, you will be transferred to the hotel. You will have a free day to do some shopping and buy souvenirs. In the evening we will meet together and have a farewell Nepali dinner together.
    Elevation: 1,350M

    Meal: Breakfast and Dinner Included.

  • DAY 14
    Departure.
    You will be free until your flight time; we will drop you at Kathmandu Airport 3 hour before your flight.

    Meal: Breakfast Included.

VEHICLES

COST TABLE

INCLUSION

    • All arrival and departure at Kathmandu airport as mentioned.
    • Private transfer or flight (Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu) as mentioned in the itinerary.
    • 2-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per the trek itinerary.
    • Daily breakfast throughout the trip.
    • Lunch and Dinner from trek start day to trek end day.
    • All necessary paper works. (National Park Entry Permits and TIMS Card)
    • English speaking licensed trek guide.
    • Porter during the trek. (Can carry 20KG Baggage of 2 people)
    • Lodge or Tea house accommodation during the trek.
    • One local SIM card (returnable) during your stay.
    • All government and local taxes.
    • Guide and Porter’s salary, food and accommodation during the trek.
    • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your traveller’s insurance company.
    • Sleeping bag, duffle bags and trekking route maps – if necessary.
    • Farewell Nepali dinner on your last night.
EXCLUSION

    • Personal expenses.
    • Kathmandu sightseeing entrance fee.
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
    • Nepal visa cost. (You will require 2 passport size photos and 30 USD)
    • International flight ticket.
    • Travel health insurance. (Recommended)
    • Tips for the guide, porter and driver.
    • Sweet things like dessert/chocolate.
    • All alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
    • Hot shower/batteries charge/heater during the trek.
    • Any other expenses which are not mentioned in including section.
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