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Gokyo Chola Pass Trek via Everest Base Camp

Trip code
Package name Gokyo Chola Pass Trek via Everest Base Camp
Duration 17
Max. elevation 5550 m
Level ADVANCE
Transportation <ul><li>International airport pickups and drops then transfer to hotel by private vehicle</li><li>Domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu.</li><li>Pick and drop from Domestic airport to hotel and vice versa.</li></ul>
Accomodation
  • Accommodation for two-night tourist stander hotels in Kathmandu with twin sharing room.
Starts at Lukla
Ends at lukla
Trip route Kathmandu, Lukla, Namche Bazaar, Dingbouche, Gorekshep - EBC and Chola-Pass, Gokyo, Gokyo-Ri, Lukla.
Cost USD 0 per person

Highlights

Overview

Gokyo Chola Pass Trek is one of the most adventurous and interesting treks in the Everest Region. This trek is a wonderful opportunity to explore the scenario of Gokyo Valley, Pristine glacier lakes, Chola Pass and to put the foot to the world’s highest mountain Everest. It is the best adventure in the Gokyo valley region which compounds raw natural beauty, scenic diversity with varieties of different culture and tradition. Join Nepal holiday Treks and Tours to see the most stunning views of the Himalayas, beautiful valleys and deep gorges, majestic glaciers and glacier river. This trek accompanies spectacular panoramic views of snow-capped mountains, the forest, cool waterfalls, crossing suspension bridges, and the most popular Sherpa villages of popular Everest trekking trail.

We will head towards Lukla early in the morning by the flight where we will see the scenic flight of the foothills and then we will start to trek to Everest Region. After reaching Lukla our corresponding trekking crews will do all the packing and arrangements. After that, we will move towards Phakding along the Dudh Koshi river. After reaching the Sagarmatha National Park we will climb slowly and observe the panoramic views of the mountain. Then, we will reach to Namche Bazar which is a colourful village which is also known as the home of many quality restaurants, hotels, lodges, shops and vendors, fabulous food, and stunning views of mountains and the Himalayas. We will spend a day in Namche Bazar in order to alleviate our tired and lethargic muscle. We will make our way to the museum which is celebrated for exhibits of the traditional culture of Sherpa.

We can observe the views of the Himalayas with astonishing sunrise over the panorama of Khumbu peaks. We will climb steeply out of valley passing through the rhododendron forest, we will see juniper and large conifers according to the altitude being increased. We will ascend to the ridge to observe the perfect view down the valley to Kangtega as well as upward to Cho Oyu and then we will climb down to a river and again climb upwards to the final moraine of the Ngozumpa glacier. Then we will incline to the top of Gokyo River having an altitude of 5,483m. We will see Super Gokyo Valley, The massive Ngozumpa glacier and a fabulous whole panoramic view of Khumbu Himalayas which includes giants Everest, Makalu, Lhotse and Gyachung Kang. During trekking along the moraine of the glacier, we will observe the views of Kalapathar and Pumori.

Besides that, we also view Mt. Nuptse while walking along the Gorakshep. we will start our adventure to our pointed destination and then we will begin our trekking towards the Everest Base Camp and to the Khumbu Icefall. We will have an easy walk and declination to Pheriche. We will observe big Monastery, a large field with campsites and teahouses, lodges. Waking up early in the morning we will trek back to Nepal. During our trek, we will enjoy a Fascinating scenario of mountains and the local Sherpa village.

Our trekking crew have designed the itinerary which fits best to your expectation. Gokyo Chola Pass Trek is a strenuous trek which requires above average fitness and patience. Contact Nepal Holiday Treks and Tours for professional service, the involvement of highly experienced and qualified guides and porters, carefully planned itinerary with reasonable price and the best quality services corresponds to the standard regulated by other agencies in Nepal. If you are an adventure seeker individual join Gokyo Chola Pass Trek with us.

Everest High Passes Trek would be the best alternative for those who want to trek slightly more adventurous trek which has includes Kongma La (5,535m), Cho La (5420m) and Renjo La(5,340m).

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu Then Transfer To Hotel

On your arrival to Kathmandu from Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), the representative from Nepal Holiday Treks and Tours welcome you and then you shall be transferred to the categorized Hotel in Kathmandu to which you are comfortable with.

Day 2 : Fly to Lukla (2,840m) 30min and Trek to Phakding (2,610m) 4hrs

We will head towards Lukla early in the morning by flight. We will see the scenic fight of the Himalayan foothills and then we will start trekking in Everest region. And after reaching Lukla we will meet corresponding trekking staff and we will do packing and arrangement over there. We will walk 3 hours to Phakding along the Dudh koshi river then we will start to trek to Phakding. We will spend a night in Lukla with breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 3 : Trek to Namche Bazar (3,440m) 5hrs

We will start to trek along the banks of dudh koshi river by crossing the majestic river through suspension bridges.  After reaching the Sagarmatha National Park, we will climb slowly and observe some views of mountains. We will finally reach to Namche Bazar which is also known as home of many quality restaurants, hotels, lodges, shops, and money exchange services. We will stay a night over there with breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 4 : Rest day at Namche Bazzar (3,440m)

We will spend a day in Namche Bazar in order to alleviate our tired and lethargic muscle. We will make a short distance to the way of museum which is celebrated for exibits of traditional culture of Sherpa people. After that we will hike up to the Syangboche Airport which lies closer to the Everest View Hotel where we can observe the views of the Himalayas with a astonishing sunrise and sunset over the panoroma of khumbu peaks. Namche is a colorful village which includes interesting and exhilarating shops and vendors, fabulous food, and stunning views of mountains. We will stay a night over there with breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 5 : Trek to Porche(3,810m) 5hrs

As we climb steeply out of valley passing through the rhododendron forest, we will see juniper and large conifers according to the altitude being increased which makes the trekking very much pristine in spring time. We will observe Khumbi La and Twache throughout the day. We will spent a night over there with breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 6 : Trek to Machhermo (4,470m) 5hrs

We will ascend to the ridge to observe the perfect view down the valley to Kengtega as well as upward to Cho Oyu and then we will climb down to a river and again climb upwards to the final moraine of the Ngozumpz glacier.  Eventually, we will reach to Machhermo by early noon. Then, we will stay a night over there with breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 7 : Trek to Gokyo(4,790m) 5hrs

We will head from Machhermo to Gokyo which is one of our primary destination. We will spend 2 night for this base camp as we have a lot to do like sightseeing, hiking and trekking in Gokyo. Therefore, we will stay a night with breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 8 : Acclimatization day at Gokyo(4,790m)

Today we are having a acclimatization day and make up to the top of Gokyo RI (5357m). There are stunning views of the Gokyo valley, the massive Ngozumpa Glacier and an incredible panoramic view of the whole Khumbu mountains range like Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Cholaste, Tabuche peak and Gychung Kang.

Day 9 : Trek to Dragnag(4700m) 3hrs

We have a short trail from Gokyo to Dragnag since the next destination for us is bit difficult concerning the health. But we still have continuous views of fine mountains and nature. So we take a slow and steady walk on this day.

Day 10 : Crossing Chola Pass (5368m) & Trek to Dzongla (4830m) 5hrs

Today is going to be a tough day, since the pass is steep and involves a glacier traverse on the eastern side. Our trail climbs through a narrow valley and a rocky trail, we climb up continuously from Phedi. As we gain height, the view gets increasingly captivating before us. We trek through the side of a frozen lake while we come to the top of the Cho La pass (5368m) decorated with prayer flags. We get the sight of famous mountains like Kyajo Ri, Tengkangpoche, Numbur, Kangchung etc. Ama Dablam presides over a range of mountains on the south even as Cholatse soar on the west and Lobuche East and Baruntse rises sharply to our right. After the Cho La pass, the trail descends steeply towards the Dzonglha (4,830 m) passing through some crevasses and pine forests.

Day 11 : Trek to Labuche(4910m) 5hrs

The trail is descends and ascends gently to Labuche. The whole trip provides us with excellent views of Ama Dablam, the Nuptse-Lhotse, Everest, Pumori, Lobuche peak etc. Lobuche is a small village situated nearby the stream and the sunset on Nuptse is a most for sight on this day.

Day 12 : Trek to EBC(5364m) & back to Gorekshep (5140m) 8hrs

Today we follow the rocky moraine path and we can enjoy incredible views of Pumori, Lingtren, Khumbutse, Nuptse,  Lobuche east as well as Khumbu glacier and ice fall. Down below the Khumbu glacier we have a short downhill walk after the last rocky moraine dunes bring us to Gorakshep. And after having lunch at Gorakshep we head towards Everest Base Camp leaving our bag pack in lodge. The trek trail is on glacier and snowcapped rocks. We can see many small frozen lakes around the EBC. There are several mountains including Pumori, Lingtren, Khumbutse, Nuptse,etc in our sight. The most impressive view from Everest base camp is the Khumbu icefall. And making all this beautiful day we head back to Gorakshep for our overnight stay.

Day 13 : Trek to Pheriche(4240m) & Kalapathar(5550m) 7hrs

We will have a easy walk and declination to pheriche. We will observe big Monastery, large field with camp sites and tea houses, logdes. We will stay and enjoy a night there with breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 14 : Trek to Namche(3440m) 5hrs

We will trek down to Phunkethanga which is a small places of tea houses. This track leads to the downhill from the forested path and after that we will cross the bridge along the Dudh Koshi river and incline to climp from Sanasa to Namchebacher. We will stay a night over there with breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 15 : Trek to Lukla(2840m) 6hrs

Waking up early in the morning we will trek back to Nepal. During our trek we will enjoy Fascinating scenario of mountains and the Local Sherpa village. Then after that we will reach back to Lukla where we will take some rest and relax and also get some time to celebrate our journey. This trek will be a strong memories for a life time.

Day 16 : Fly back to Kathmandu 30min

Now, finally we will flight back to Kathmandu and then we will reach Kathmandu.

Day 17 : Last Final Day Departure back to home.

On this day, you shall be transferred to the International Airport at least 3 hours before your flight for the onward destination by a representative of Nepal Holiday Treks and Tours.

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