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Gokyo Chola Pass Trek - 20 Days

Gokyo Chola Pass trek is one of the most popular trekking circuits of the Mt. Everest region. The Chola Pass is at an altitude of 5330 meters that take you to Everest Base Camp (EBC). But in this trek, we will not go to Everest base camp but towards Gokyo valley and reach Gokyo Lake. From here we move to Gokyo RI to see the summit of Mt. Everest along with Makalu and Cho Oyu. We come next to Dzongla and move towards Gorak Shep and ascent to Kala Patthar for close up view of Mt. Everest and its surroundings.

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The sunrise view of Kala Patthar is simply breathtaking. The Khumbu glacier is seen winding down the mountains. Then we trek down to Labuche then Debuche and finally, the bustling village of Sherpas in the Solukhumbu region called the Namche Bazaar. From here we take a mountain flight to Lukla and arrive at Kathmandu. We do sightseeing and shopping and enjoy a farewell program and dinner. The next day is the end and we depart with happy memories of Gokyo Chola Pass trek on the way to our home or connecting destination.

Gokyo Chola Pass trek is graded as moderate to strenuous. There are tea houses and lodges with full board meals during the trekking period. The best seasons are from March to May and September to November.

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Gokyo Chola pass trek is the most admired for its mesmerizing mountainous landscape. Anyone seeking an adventure with nature and enjoy mountain landscapes would love trekking to the circuit. If trekking is really you are up to, this could be one of the best alternatives to choose from.

Overview

  • Ascend to Kala Patthar for close up view of Mt. Everest and its surroundings.
  • Sunrise view of mesmerising Kala Patthar.
  • Trek down to Labuche then Debuche and finally, the bustling village of Sherpas in the Solukhumbu region called the Namche Bazaar.
  • Sightseeing and shopping and enjoy a farewell program and dinner.
Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel with welcome dinner in the evening.

Our Airport executive will pick you up from the airport and transfer to Hotel. Afternoon our company will provide well come dinner at Nepali restaurant with cultural program.

Day 2
Flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding accommodation at a lodge with B/L/D. 2600m.

According to the flight schedule Our trekking guide will take you to the airport for the flight to lukla. After arriving at lukla and managed the team of our staffs you will start the trek to phakding.

Day 3
Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar accommodation at the lodge with B/L/D. 3440m.

After breakfast you will trek to Namche bazar crossing via Monjo and jorsalle. In Monjo you will get the National park entry permit. If you have already you will only check in and heading to Namche at an elevation of 3440m.

Day 4
Acclimatization day in Namche (hiking to Everest view hotel and back) accommodation at the lodge with B/L/D.

Today you are either relaxing in Namche Bazar or according to your interest you can also walk to Everest view Hotel for the Acclimatization. From where you can explore the sorrounding mountains. Mt. Everest and many more.

Day 5
Trek from Namche to Phortse Tenga accommodation at the lodge with B/L/D.

Today your trek starts after breakfast to Phortse Tenga. From Namche it takes about 5 hours, you have to cross via Sanasa and Mongla to the camp at Phortse Tenga. Actually the meaning Tenga is river side in Sherpa language. The lodges is situated at the riverside so it is called phortse Tenga.

Day 6
Trek from Phortse Tenga to Dole accommodation at the lodge with B/L/D

From here the trail to Gokyo Lake and the trail to Everest Base Camp separates. The trail on the left-hand side takes you to Gokyo Lake where the trail on the right-hand side takes you to Everest Base Camp. Now you will have to climb very slowly because of the thin air and low volume of oxygen.

Day 7
Trek from Dole to Macherma accommodation at a lodge with B/L/D.

Today you will trek to Machermu. The trail goes through labarma, luza and finally you will reach to Machermu. On the way you will also take an experience with the yake pastures area and the beautiful scenery of the sorrounding mountains and the villages.

Day 8
Trek from Macherma to Gokyo Lake accommodation at a lodge with B/L/D

The trail goes to Gokyo lake. It is the final destination of the Gokyo valley trek. This is also known as a holy site, because of the holy lake Gokyo.

Day 9
Hiking day at Gokyo RI and back to Gokyo Lake accommodation at lodge with B/L/D

Gokyo Ri will no doubt give us unforgettable memories for the lifetime. It is one of the most spectacular or indescribable places of our adventure. The walk is about 3/4 hours from Gokyo Lakes.

Day 10
Trek from Gokyo to Tangkak accommodation at a lodge with B/L/D.

Today the trail goes through the Glacier, which is called Ngozumba Glacier the logest Glacier in khumbu valley. It takes about 3 to 4 hrs to arrive in Taknag. It is the Base Camp of Chola pass.

Day 11
Trek from Tangkak to Dzongla accommodation at a lodge with B/L/D.

Early in the morning you have to leave the lodge in Taknag. All of you get the lunch packet after having breakfast with tea or coffee. Headlihgt will be necessary because you have to walk in the dark till the sun is shining. After crossing the chola pass 5300m. you will finally be at the Dzongla village.

Day 12
Trek from Dzongla to Lobuche accommodation at a lodge with B/L/D.

Today with the spectacular view of the sorrounding mountains you will trek to Lobuche. Which lies at an elevation of 4910m. from the sea level. On the way you will meet directly the very beautiful mountain Ama dablam direct infront of you. She is waiting for you to well coming in another side of khumbu valley.

Day 13
Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep accommodation at a lodge with B/L/D

Now today you will get to the Goraksep, at an elevation of 5100m. from the sea level. It is the last destination of both Everest base camp and Gokyo trek. So from here you will return back after exploring the Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar the view point of the khumbu himalayas.

Day 14
Sunrise view to Kala Patthar and back to Labuche accommodation at a lodge with B/L/D.

It will be better if you leave early in the morning for the morning sunrise view from kalapathar and after descend to the lodge and having breakfast you will descend down to Lobuche.

Day 15
Trek from Lobuche to Debuche accommodation at a lodge with B/L/D.

Today you will trek through the other side of villages via Pheriche and pangboche to Debuche. Now the temperature is getting warmer every day. In Deboche if you want to explore the Nunery you can also enjoy and visit this site.

Day 16
Trek from Debuche to Namche accommodation at a lodge with B/L/D

Now the trek is about to ending, from today you will meet again the same village the main sherpa settlement Namche bazar. Up today you had made a circle from Gokyo to E.B.C and back to Namche.

Day 17
Trek from Namche to Lukla accommodation at a lodge with B/L/D

The last day of the trekking, you have to descend down to the National park entry point. Here you have to exit from the National park area. Now you are out of National park area, after exiting the National park area you will continue your trek to lukla via phakding, Cheplung and finally you will get in Lukla. At the evening if you are interested all the staff will join together for the last day celebration of the treks.

Day 18
Fly back to Kathmandu accommodation at Hotel with breakfast

According to your flight schedule you will transfer to the airport.

Day 19
Sightseeing in Kathmandu (UNESCO heritage sites) with breakfast and dinner

Today after breakfast our special city guide will pick you up from the hotel and take you for the sight seeing of kathmandu, valley the world Herritage site. Pashupati nath, Bouddha nath and Swayambhu nath. Afternoon our company will provide the fare well dinner at the Nepali restaurant with cultural program if available.

Day 20
Final departure from the airport after B   (B-breakfast L- lunch D- dinner)

According to the flight schedule our airport executive will transfer you to the airport for the final departure.

Cost Includes:

  • Airport pickup and drop services on a private vehicle including before and after the trek
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu valley as per the itinerary with complimentary breakfast included
  • Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu domestic airline tickets including all airline taxes and fuel surcharges
  • Meals on full board [Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner / the main course] during the trek
  • Accommodation in tea houses/lodges along the trek as per the itinerary
  • Everest National Park Entry Permit for all members
  • Trekkers Information Management System [TIMS] registration card
  • Experienced English/German speaking, government licensed and ministry of tourism trained trekking guide with meals, accommodation, salary, and insurance
  • Assistant trekking guide for groups over 4 people with meals, accommodation, salary, and insurance
  • Comprehensive first-aid medical kit carried by the guide
  • Necessary paper works, all government, and local taxes
  • Complimentary welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu at a cultural restaurant [optional]
  • Pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu before the trek
  • Strong, experienced porter with meals, accommodation, salary, and insurance

Cost Excludes:

  • International airfare, Nepal visa fees (two passport photographs ), travel and medical insurance, emergency evacuation)
  • Personal nature expenses (bars and beverage bills, dessert, hot shower, drinking water, telephone, internet, laundry, titbits etc.)
  • Costs arising from natural calamities, mishaps or anything beyond our control (Costs are not refundable and transferable in any means if you leave the trek voluntarily and want to return from the trek)
  • Meals in Kathmandu (also in the case of early returns and late departures)
  • Services not mentioned in 'Cost Includes' section

FAQs

Is there the chance to extend or shorten the trek?

There is the provision to extend the trek provided that and extra cost shall be incurred on a daily basis, which needs to be borne by the trekkers themselves. However, money shall not be refunded, in case the traveller wish to quit or shorten the journey due to his personal issues.

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Trip Facts

  • Plane/Bus
  • 2-10 pax
  • 5330 m
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