Everest Gokyo Chola Pass Everest Base Camp Trek

Gokyo Chola Pass Everest Base Camp Trekking is one of the most adventurous trekking route in Everest region. Sometime Gokyo Chola Pass Everest Base Camp trekking trail is also known as Everest Circuit trekking.

  • Trip Fact - 17 days
  • Trip Code: HST-ET-04
  • Trek Start/End: Lukla
  • Grade: Moderate/Difficult
  • Trek start Elevation: 2810 m.
  • Highest Elevation: 5545 m.
  • Group Size: Minimum 2 People
  • Best time : September, October, November, December, February, March, April
  • Mode of Trek: Teahouse / Tent
  • Trek Duration: 17 days
Everest Gokyo Chola Pass Everest base camp trek

Everest Gokyo Chola pass Everest base camp trek  is one of the most adventurous trekking route in Everest region. Sometime Gokyo Chola Pass Everest Base Camp trekking trail is also known as Everest Circuit trekking. It follows the route via high pass called Cho-La Pass at 5330 meters into Everest Base Camp. This trek begins from Lukla. After one day acclimatization in Namche bazaar it follows all the way to Gokyo Lake. After you reach Gokyo Lake you climb Gokyo-Ri (5480m) and from top of Gokyo Ri you enjoy stunning summit mountain scenery including Everest, Makalu and Cho Oyo.

Everest Gokyo Chola pass Everest base camp trek  thrilling part of the  trek is to cross Chola Pass ((5330m) and reach at Dzongla. After Dzongla the trail continuing rises steadily lateral moraine from the crest. On the left at the head of this valley a snow covered glacier can  see which is another pass to the right of the Kangchung peak. The final accent  to the Chola pass is the most draining in this trekking. The Cho La Pass also known as a Chhugyuma La in Sherpa communities. After crossing glacier lake can be seen major snow peak in Everest region including Mt. Everest. The trail continues downhill icy and rocky before to reach easier Yak pastureland in Dzonglha at 4830m.

Everest Gokyo Chola pass Everest base camp trek another exiting opportunities is to reach foot of the world  highest mountain mount Everest. After your  visit Everest base camp your ultimate goal is  to  ascent the Kalapathar(5545m) from where you enjoy an impressive up-close view of Mt. Everest.

Everest Gokyo Chola pass Everest base camp trek you will return route passes through Tyangboche, a place where a famous magnificent monastery is located. We take a rest there and savor the incredible scenery enchaining views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Kangega, Mt. Kwangde, Mt. Nuptse etc and back to Lukla airport. On the next morning you take flight to Kathmandu.

Everest Gokyo Chola Pass Everest Base Camp Trek Route Map

Everest Gokyo Chola Pass Everest Base Camp Trek Highlight

  1. Exciting mountain flight Kathmandu / Lukla.
  2. Namche Bazaar gate way of Mt. Everest
  3. Sherpa culture and lifestyle in Khumjung
  4. Tengboche Monastery
  5. Everest Base Camp and Khumbu glacier
  6. Climbing Kalapathar (5555m)
  7. Great view of Mt, Everest, Mt Lhotse and other mountains from Kalapathar
  8. Cross Cho La pass (5300 meters)
  9. Tranquil Gokyo lake
  10. Stunning view of Mt Everest, Mt Lhotse, Mt Makalu, Mt Cho you and surrounding  khumbu mountain range.
  11. Excursion to the fifth lake
  12. Ngozumpa biggest glacier in the world.

Everest Gokyo Chola Pass Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

After arrival in Kathmandu International airport, meet our officer. He will assist you to transfer your hotel. At hotel our officer gives you orientation of the overall trip. O/n at hotel in Kathmandu.

Early morning transfer to Kathmandu airport domestic terminal to catch flight to Lukla (2810m).The flight duration is approximately 45 minutes. Have a tea and coffee in Lukla. One hour rest at Lukla in mountain Lodge. Then your trekking starts from Lukla. The trail contour through the Sherpa village and yak pasture land. Have a lunch in Thado Koshi (2591m) with stunning view of Kum Kangaru(6370m). You will see the painted Mani wall in Ghat (chhuthawa) village. In the late afternoon you arrive to Phakding. O/n at mountain lodge.

Your trekking starts after breakfast at mountain lodge. You cross long suspension bridge over the Dhudh Koshi River which is originated from Khumbu glacier. Today you will enter the Sagarmatha National Park in Monjo village. You have lunch in Jorsale(2740m).The trail goes ahead along the Dudhakoshi river. You cross anther suspension bridge in Larja Dobhan(2830m). From here the trail moves to steep staircase through pine forest. After half and hour steep walking you will see Mt Everest (8848m). The trail ascends until Namche Bazaar through the alpine forest. You will be delighted to see Namche Bazaar. The Namche bazaar is gate way of the Everest base camp trekking. Enjoy staying two nights here. O/n at mountain lodge.

Rest day in Namche Bazaar is especially for acclimatization with altitude. On this day you can walk around Namche Bazaar. Here you can get many facilities such as bank, internet, bakery and shopping. After the breakfast One and half hour steep walking to Syangboche (3880m). From Syangboche you can see Mt. Everest(8848m), Lhotse(8516m), Ama Dablam(6814m), Thamserku(6618m) and more mountains. Have a tea and coffee in Everest view hotel. The trail descends half an hour to the Khumjung village (3780m), the village of Sherpas, the worldly renowned climbers. In Khumjung village you can visit Kumjung Hillary School and Kumjung Gompa. After lunch hike back to the Namche Bazaar. O/n at mountain lodge.

The trek starts steep stone staircase over the Namche. After the top the trail becomes easier and trail contour the Dhudhkosi valley. By walking you can see incredible Khumbu valley with world highest mountains and Tengboche Monastery. After nearly 2 hours of walking you reach to Sanasa(3600m). Here have a few minutes rest before hard steep 2h climb to Mong Danda (3973m).From here you will see the magnificent views of Mt. Ama Sablam, Mt. Kangtaga and Mt. Thamserku with Dudhkosi valley. The trail climbs away from the Phortse Tenga passing through the Rhododendron and pine forest. After 20m steep climb first appears Cho Oyu. You will cross the beautiful water fall and yak pasture. Then reach to Dole. O/n at mountain lodge.

Today is easy day and better view of in your past days. From Dole the trail descend to stream than cross the wooden bridge. You will cross the few teahouses, the trail ascend one hour to top hill. You can take time here for picture. You will reach in Luza(4390m) after 1 hour 50 minutes walk from Dole. Here you can take rest and tea. From Luza trail becomes a ups along the side of valley than cross the more high pastureland and chorten with prayers flags. Many writers saying yeti killed the Sherpa women and Yak here. Form this hill enchanting view of eastern part Gokyo valley, Mt. Taboche and Mt. Cholatse. Then walk down to Machhermo valley. O/n at mountain Lodge.

The trail climbs the ridge of valley excellent view of Kantaga and big Mountain Cho-oyu. The tail becomes more ups to Kharka. Here few stone hoses, then trail will be easier to Pangka at 4380m. In November 1995 big avalanche came here and killed trekking group and villagers. From here the tail will be narrow and steep climb close to the Ngozumpa glacier. The end of hard ascends cross the bridge over the stream which is flow from Gokyo Lake. This is the first small lake of Gokyo. From here the trail almost in level appears second lake at 4720m. It called Taujun Lake. Finally your will climb to the last lake of Dudha Pokhari at 4750m in Gokyo Lake (4790m). O/n at mountain Lodge.

Have a breakfast early in morning. Before climbing make sure you have water, some snacks and plenty of warm clothes. The trail climb steep ups directly above the Gokyo lake.2h and half hour hard climb to Gokyo-ri at 5340m. From the top great Himalayan views of world highest mountain with Makalu range better than Kala Pattar above the Gorkhashep. After taking picture all the way downhill to Gokyo Lake. Have lunch and rest two hours. If you’re feeling good you can hike to the oldest and longest glaciers of Khumbu valley. O/n at mountain Lodge.

From Gokyo the trail descends, looking at the views of the fine mountains and natural beauty, towards Thangna which is consider as the base of Cho -La Pass. It takes around four hours to reach Thangna Kharka from Gokyo lake.O/n at mountain Lodge.

Today is a long trek starting before sunrise at 4/5 am to reach the pass by 9-10 am otherwise weather conditions will greatly affect your journey. You cross over at an altitude of 5300 meters. You could be exposed to strong winds if crossing too late. You start to climb steeply that is regularly used and easy to follow. However, the problem may arise due to the altitude and snow. It often causes terrible problems to cross the pass if it is covered by snow. As you reach the top, you are rewarded by the magnificent views then you descend to the Dzongla at noon. O/n at mountain Lodge.

The trail continues along the moraine from Dzongla affording you splendid views of Kala Pattar and Pumori before you reach Lobuche. Today you walk around 4 hours. O/n at mountain Lodge.

From Lobuche in beginning you walk along the flat trial through yak pasture trail (50 minutes). Then you have to walk in glacier. The trail is rough and icy in some part. And you arrive to Gorak Shep (5140m). At this time the temperature is nearly 10 to 15 degree Celsius. You might feel fatigue. Have lunch and rest in Gorak Shep. After light lunch you will start to trek to the Everest base camp(5364m). The trail is narrow and rocky so that we suggest trekkers to concentrate their mind in trail before stepping. The Everest base camp is moving up and down every year because Khumbu glacier is moving to the down. In Everest base camp you can’t spend your overnight because there is no facility of tea houses. Only people stay at night in camp who are climbing to Mt. Everest. Trek back to Gorkhashep. O/n at mountain lodge.

After breakfast around 5:00 AM you will start to climb Kalapatthar (5550m). This morning you might feel chilly because temperature may go down -2 to -3 degree Celsius. After nearly two and half hour climbing, you will reach on top of the Kalapatthar (5550m). There you get little bit strong wind. Kalapatthar is one of the prime points for the massive view of Mount Everest (8848m). Enjoy the view of Mt. Everest and other towering mountains. Here you can see people sharing exciting moments each other. From here you also can see Everest base camp just below. After a while return back to Gorak Shep. Then return to Gorak Shep and have a tea and coffee. Trek back to Pheruche(4240m). 10h walking. O/n at mountain lodge.

From Pheruche you will cross River which is origin from Everest base camp. The trail descend through the Yak pasture land with spectacular view of the Amadablum , Khantega and Thamserku mountains. After 4 h walking you will you will are in Tengboche Monastery. The Monastery is the biggest monastery in mountain region in Nepal it is situated at 3880m. The trail decend to the Phungi Thanga through the rhododendron and pine forest after crossing suspension bridge over the Dudhakoshi river the tail ascend to the Sannasa. From here the trail gradually descend to the Namche Bazaar. 9 hrs walking. O/n at mountain Lodge.

You should pack up early in the morning. Then have a breakfast and hike down to Lukla airstrip. Take a flight to Kathmandu. The rest of your day is free in Kathmandu. In evening you can stroll around Thamel, the major tourist destination of Kathmandu. You can do some last minute shopping of souvenirs for your family and relatives. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Today is your the last day in Nepal. Our officer will come to meet you at your hotel to escort you to Kathmandu International Airport for your flight home.

Everest Gokyo Chola Pass Everest Base Camp Trek Price

Silver Price - US$ 1090 Per Person (Twin sharing)

The Package cost includes:

  • Airport  to hotel pick and drop by private vehicle
  • Two night accommodation in Kathmandu at three star hotel with breakfast Hotel Marshyangdi or Samsara Resort or Hotel Harati
  • One highly experienced mountain Guide and porters (1 porter for 2 people),
  • Accommodation food, drinks, salary, insurance, transportation of both trek guide and porters
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit)
  • All necessary paper works and national park entry permits
  • TIMS Card (Trekker’s Information Management System card)
  • All additional government tax
  • Domestic flight both ways from Kathmandu/ Lukla/ Kathmandu with airport tax.

The Package cost excludes:

  • Nepal entry visa fee (USD 25 for 15 days/ USD 40 for 30 days from date of issue) (You may easily get Nepal visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu)
  • International air fare
  • Travelers insurance
  • Accommodation in Mountain lodge run by local people during trek
  • All Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during trekking
  • All kind of drinks (Alcohol, hot and cold drinks)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (Approx 10-12 USD)
  • Bar bills, telephone bills and other personal expenses (shopping/ laundry)
  • Tips to guide and porter
  • All expenses due to unavoidable events e.g. Personal illness, strike etc.
  • Helicopter evacuation charge in case of emergency whilst trekking
Gold Price - US$ 1540 Per Person (Twin sharing)

The Package cost includes:

  • Airport to hotel pick and drop by private vehicle
  • Two night accommodation in Kathmandu at three star hotel with breakfast Hotel Marshyangdi or Samsara Resort or Hotel Harati
  • Accommodation in Mountain lodge run by local people during trek
  • Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during trekking
  • One highly experienced mountain Guide and porters (1 porter for 2 people),
  • Accommodation food, drinks, salary, insurance, transportation of both trek guide and porters
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit)
  • All necessary paper works and national park entry permits
  • TIMS Card (Trekker’s Information Management System card)
  • All additional government tax
  • Domestic flight both ways from Kathmandu/ Lukla/ Kathmandu with airport tax

The Package cost excludes:

  • Nepal entry visa fee (USD 25 for 15 days/ USD 40 for 30 days from date of issue) (You may easily get Nepal visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu)
  • International air fare
  • Travelers insurance
  • All kind of drinks (Alcohol, hot and cold drinks)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (Approx 10-12 USD)
  • Bar bills, telephone bills and other personal expenses (shopping/ laundry)
  • Tips to guide and porter
  • All expenses due to unavoidable events e.g. Personal illness, strike etc.
  • Helicopter evacuation charge in case of emergency whilst trekking

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Everest Gokyo Chola Pass Everest Base Camp Trek Reviews

Gokyo Cho La Pass EBC Trek , Taipei, Taiwan

“Life must be a US territory – hiking in the Himalayas”
The first is joined to Nepal hiking Himalaya smile treks & adventures of the Everest base camp trip, my husband and I have therefore love it here, the itinerary is perfect and can be customized, professional and funny tour guide, for the journey is not a plus less. In addition to the base camp, gokyo lake, gokyo ri, chola pass and katapattar are not to be missed, but also need physical strength, perseverance and leg muscles, your return will be unparalleled views of mountain snow. We can not wait for the next hiking the mountains of Nepal, Himalaya, see you next year!

Travel Year: October 20, 2014
Review submitted - August 27, 2016

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