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Everest Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking

Trip Facts

Activities: Trekking and Hiking

Trip Duration: 18 Days

Trip Grade: Strenuous 

Altitude Maximum: 5400m/ 17716ft

Accommodation: 3 star level hotel in Kathmandu and tea houses during the trek

Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek

Transportation: Domestic flight and private vehicles

Group Size: 01 -16 people

Best Time: Spring & Autumn Season

Attractions: Sherpa Culture, Mountain Views, Everest, Birds, Animals

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Cost Info

The ultimate challenge is the trek across Cho La Pass (5,420m), which takes 18-21 days and covers both the Gokyo Lake area and the Everest Base Camp. There are some short and interesting "climbs" of Gokyo Ri, Chukkung Ri and Kalapatthar for the classic views of icefalls and glaciers of Mahalangur Himalayan range which comprises of five major 8000+ m. peaks - Everest, Cho O Yu, Lhotse, Lhotse Shar and Makalu.

Gokyo & Kalapathar via Cho La pass itinerary, one of Nepal's most famous treks to the Khumbu Mountains & Sherpa country. After a magnificent mountain flight to Lukla we follow the Dudh Kosi valley to Namche Bazaar. The trail to Gokyo is a gradual ascent up the valley passing through patches of birch and rhododendron forest where the elusive musk deer can sometimes be seen. Through small yak-grazing settlements we reach the Gokyo lakes where we climb the Gokyo Peak (5480m) and enjoy stunning summit mountain scenery including Everest, Makalu and Cho Oyo. After the Cho La pass, we reach Dzongla. The views of Ama Dablam and Taweche are spectacular.

After the Zhongla ascent, we continue towards Gorak Shep and climb to Kala Pattar (5545m) from where we enjoy an impressive up-close view of Everest. Our return route passes through Tengboche, a magnificent location with a fascinating monastery, where we rest and savor the incredible scenery, including magnificent views of Everest, Ama Dablam (6856m), Kantega (6809m), Kwangde (6194m), Nuptse (7879m), Lhotse (8511m) and many more…

Day 01: Your arrival to Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), 

You will be met by our Airport Representative, and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast.  

Day 02: Morning drive to Airport and 30 minutes flight to Lukla (2804 mtrs.) and trek to Phakding (2610 mtrs.). 

Overnight at Guest house, inclusive of breakfast, lunch & dinner.  

Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3535 mtrs.). 

Overnight at Guest house, inclusive of breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Day 04: Namche Bazaar - Acclimatization day.

Today we hike up the Syangboche Airport, and around Everest View Hotel. From this point, we can see rewarding views of the Himalayas with a stunning sunrise or sunset over the panorama of the Khumbu peaks. Overnight at Guest house, inclusive of breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Day 05: Trek to Phorste Drengka (3675m). 

Overnight at Guest house, inclusive of breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Day 06: Trek to Machherma (4470m). 

Overnight at Guest house, inclusive of breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Day 07: Trek to Gokyo (4790m). 

Overnight at Guest house, inclusive of breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Day 08: Early morning hiking to Gokyo Ri (5483m) and day hiking to 4th lake (north of Gokyo Valley) at noon.

This day early in the morning we have a steep climb up to the top of Gokyo Ri (5483m) ample rewards to one attempts this trip. There are stunning views of the supper Gokyo valley, the massive Ngozumpa Glacier and an incredible panoramic view of the whole Khumbu Himalayas, such as giants as Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu (8481m), Cho-Oyu (8153m) and Gychung Kang (7922m) can be seen. Those who explore the glacier and Gokyo peak are rewarded. Then after having breakfast we go for day hiking to 4th lake (north of Gokyo Valley), and back to Gokyo Lake for overnight. Overnight at Guest house, inclusive of breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Day 09: Trek to Thangna (foot of the Cho-La pass, 4700m). 

Overnight at Guest house, inclusive of breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Day 10: Cross Cho-La pass (5330m), and trek down to Dzongla (4830m.).

Overnight at Guest house, inclusive of breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Day 11: Trek to Labuje (4910m). It is an easy day walking to Labuje. 

Overnight at Guest house, inclusive of breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Day 12: Today early in the morning we will leave Labuche and hike up to Ghorakshep (5160m.) and Everest Base Camp (5400m), and return to Ghorakshep. 

Overnight at Guest house, inclusive of breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Day 13: Ghorakshep to Pheriche 

Early in the morning leaving Ghorakshep, we will hike up to Kalapathar (5545m) for close up view of Mt. Everest (8848m) and then trek back to Pheriche (4200m). Overnight at Guest house, inclusive of breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Day 14: Pheriche  to Namche Bazar

Trek to Namche Bazar (3535m). Overnight at Guest house, inclusive of breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Day 15: Trek to Lukla (2804m). 

Overnight at Guest house, inclusive of breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Day 16: Morning flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla. 

Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast.  

Day 17: Leisure day in Kathmandu 

It's also spare day incase of bad weather in Lukla. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast.  

Day 18: Farewell !! 

After breakfast transfer to Airport for your flight back home.

What is included?

  • All airport and hotel transfers
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse/ Lodge accommodation during the trek
  • A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide and entrance fees
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight and airport departure taxes
  • An experienced English-speaking trek guide including salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • 2 trekkers:1 porter including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National Park Permit, TIMS card )
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes

What is not included?

  • International Flights
  • Your travel insurance
  • Hot Shower during the trek
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Extra hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Emergency evacuation services such as helicopter charter etc
  • Your personal nature expenses such as alcoholic drinks, phone calls etc
  • Services not mentioned in Include section
  • Tips and gifts for staff

Contact Us

Dream Discovery Treks Pvt. Ltd.

Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal

P.O. Box. No.: 11359

Tel: +977 1 4265358

Fax: +977 1 4251957

Mobile: +977 9851114815

Email: info@dreamdiscoverytreks.com, dreamtrekkingnepal@gmail.com

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