Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking the most famous trek to Everest region and combines the awe inspiring mountain scenery, Buddhist monasteries at high elevations and Sherpa habitation. Sweeping through the home of Sherpa people, round the foothills of the highest peaks, and following the source of Dudh Koshi River to the mystical blue Gokyo Lake in the lap of the Himalayas. Viewpoints at Kala Patthar, Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Ri all offer awesome views of the majestic white giants. The route is graded as difficult and is meant for experienced trekkers.

After a 40 minutes early morning flight to Lukla with breathtaking views of the snowcapped peaks, our trek begins. For acclimatization and other reasons, the short hike stops at Phakding. The next day, we head to Namche Bazaar, the gate way to Mount Everest. We spend another day here for acclimatization, and meanwhile, also get an insight into Sherpa culture and lifestyle. Beautiful morning views of Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Khantenga, Thamserku etc await us here to inspire us in our journey ahead. At Tengboche the next day, we get even better views. As we climb higher to Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorak Shep and Everest Base Camp, we pass deep hidden valleys, monasteries and viewpoints offering breathtaking views, the best being at Kalapathar. Passing Zongla and Chola Pass in two subsequent days, we reach Gokyo, where the mesmeric Gokyo Lake, a pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists awaits us. Gokyo Ri the next day offers views of the whole of Everest region. Khumjung, the largest settlement village passes as we make our way to Namche Bazaar, the commercial heart of Khumbu region. Dropping from Namche to Pakding and back to the starting point Lukla, we take a flight back to Kathmandu.

Trip Highlights

  • Gokyo Chola Pass Trek is categorized under a laborious trek, but nevertheless is exotic experiences.
  • Views of snowcapped peaks form a panorama during the trek. Beautiful valleys with small human settlements, lakes, breathtaking passes, hospitable Sherpa communities makes the trek an oasis for the adventure hungry.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Welcome to Nepal at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu:
  • Day 02: Kathmandu – Lukla :(2750m) – Phakding (2610m
  • Day 03: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
  • Day 04: Namche Bazaar (Rest Day)
  • Day 05: Namche Bazaar – Tengboche (3680m)
  • Day 06: Tengboche – Dingboche (4250m)
  • Day 07: Dingboche – Lobuche (4950m)
  • Day 08: Lobuche – Gorak Shep (5160m)
  • Day 09: Kalapathar (5545m) - Everest Base Camp (5365m)
  • Day 10: Gorak Shep – Zongla (4740m)
  • Day 11: Zongla to Chola-La Pass (5483m)
  • Day 12: Chola-La to Gokyo (4790m)
  • Day 13: Gokyo - Gokyo-Ri (5483m)
  • Day 14: Gokyo – Dole
  • Day 15: Dole - Namche Bazaar
  • Day 16: Namche to Phakding and then to Lukla (2800m)
  • Day 17: Lukla – Kathmandu An early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

What's Included

  • A Very Highly Experienced and licensed English speaking guide with his foods,lodging and insurnace.
  • Airport Pick up/Drop Off from Private Car.
  • 2 Night 3 Star Hotel In Kathmandu with Breakfast.
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
  • Trekking lodge (Tea House) accommodations during the trek includ private bathroom and hot shower at Lukla and Namche.
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry permit and TIMS.
  • Flight ticket (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu) with airport transportation
  • Himalayan Partner Treks Comprehensive medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Himalayan Partner treks sleeping bag, down Jacket and Duffel bag (if you don’t have your own, To be return after trip completed).
  • Government taxes, service charge and official expenses.
  • Everest base camp and Gokyo trekking map.
  • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) Which will ensure you trek is in the safest hands possible
  • Himalayan Partner Treks Company  T- shirt .
  • Assistant guide group size above 5+ person.
  • One Very Strong Porter For Two Pax.
  • We assist you for any worst case Rescue Evacuation Period (Not a Bills Please!)
  • Farewell dinner in Nepalese Restaurant with Company Owner Team.
  • Kathamndu Valley Tour(Kathmandu,Patan and Bhaktapur Dhubar Squer only).

What's Excluded

  • International airfare & Nepal visa fee.
  • All meals while you are in City.
  • Tips for guides, porters and driver.
  • Your insurance and Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc).
  • All kind of drinks.
  • Your Rescue insurance.
  • Entrance fees in the monuments during city tour.
  • Extra night accommodation than the scheduled itinerary.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Welcome to Nepal at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu:

    Our Airport Representative will meet you at the Tribhuwan International Airport. A drop to the Hotel by private tourist vehicle is arranged. You can either take a rest or meet us at our office and be briefed on the detailed arrangement of the Trek. Overnight stay at the hotel.

  • Day 02: Kathmandu – Lukla :(2750m) – Phakding (2610m

    The early flight to Lukla from Kathmandu airport after breakfast is thirty minutes of breathtaking mountain views. From the Tenzing-Hillary Airport, we move on to meet the rest of the crew and make arrangements and final preparations. The hike to Phakding takes around three hours and passes the Chaurikharka village to follows the Dudhkoshi River, a short one to assist acclimatization. Overnight stay in a lodge.

  • Day 03: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m)

    4-5 Hours. Today’s walk starts along pine forests and pasture lands with several suspension bridges to cross at various points of the Dudh Koshi River. Upon reaching the confluence of Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi, the climb becomes steeper. After walking for about two hours, we reach a viewpoint giving the first sight of Mount Everest. After passing Jorsale, we reach Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Everest and a trading center as well where we take rest for the day. Overnight stay in a lodge.

  • Day 04: Namche Bazaar (Rest Day)

    Namche Bazaar, the biggest settlement in the Khumbu region, is well facilitated with ATMs, Internet cafes, restaurants, bakeries etc. Although it’s a rest day for acclimatization, we go for a short hike to a nearby viewpoint (Thame or Khunde) and take a tour of the place including the Tourist Visitor Center where information about Everest climbers, Sherpa people and their culture and flora and fauna of the region are briefed. Overnight stay in a lodge/tea house.

  • Day 05: Namche Bazaar – Tengboche (3680m)

    We follow the trail that climbs the top of a ridge offering panoramic views of Thamserku, Kusum Kangrib and Kantega. After walking around a branch ridge, the views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Everest, Tawetse and Nuptse suddenly become visible. We then start descending and come to the crossroad with one way leading to Gokyo valley. Walking through the village of Trashinga, we soon reach the Dudh Koshi River. The first half of the climb to Tengboche is strenuous, however eases off as the trail approaches forested area. With splendid views in the backdrop, the climb along the mountainside leads to a stone gate that marks the entrance to Tengboche. The sunset falling on Everest and Ama Dablam makes for an outstanding view. Tengboche gives one of the best panoramic views of the snow capped giants. Overnight stay in a lodge.

  • Day 06: Tengboche – Dingboche (4250m)

    From the Tengboche Monastery, we take a trail through rhododendron forests to Deboche and further to Imja Khola. Then we climb to Pangboche (3930m), a Sherpa village with the oldest monastery in the region. We move on to another village Somare and reach the beautiful Dingboche (4250m) late in the afternoon. Overnight stay in a lodge.

  • Day 07: Dingboche – Lobuche (4950m)

    With clear views of the peaks, we move on towards Lobuche. The trail drops to Dugla and crosses a river to ascend again atop a ridge and continues on to the moraine of Khumbu glacier, and further on to Lobuche (4950m) where we stay for the night, stay in a lodge.

  • Day 08: Lobuche – Gorak Shep (5160m)

    After a strenuous three hour walk, we reach Gorak Shep at an altitude of 5160m. We are just next to our final destination. We set tents and prepare for the next day’s exploration. Overnight stay in a lodge.

  • Day 09: Kalapathar (5545m) - Everest Base Camp (5365m)

    Today we explore to Kalapathar and Everest Base Camp. The Kalapatthar hill is renowned for panoramic and most exquisite views of Mount Everest and other snowcapped giants like Pumo ri, Nuptse and Lintren. Everest Base Camp is another outstanding destination. We return back to Gorak Shep and overnight.

  • Day 10: Gorak Shep – Zongla (4740m)

    We drop down from Lobuche along the glacial moraine and change the path to Zongla, where we stop for the day. Zongla is the last stop before crossing the Cho La Pass at 5483m, so we set camps here and overnight stay in Tea house.

  • Day 11: Zongla to Chola-La Pass (5483m)

    It’s a long and strenuous day ahead. The climb to Cho La pass is a difficult one, with no water stations, so you ought to carry an extra bottle. Descending from the pass, the trail reaches Thangnak, our next camp site where we stay overnight stay in trekking lodge.

  • Day 12: Chola-La to Gokyo (4790m)

    From Thangnak, we descend to Ngozumpa Glacier to cross it and pass through mesmerizing natural beauty of the turquoise lakes Longpongo and Taboche Tsho. The third lake, Dudh Pokhari is where the Gokyo village is situated. With the backdrop of Cho-Oyo, the beautiful and well facilitated village and its outstanding periphery is our shelter after this adventurous day. Overnight stay in trekking tea house.

  • Day 13: Gokyo - Gokyo-Ri (5483m)

    We start early today to Gokyo Ri (5360m) which lies above the village. The steep climb of about four hours to the top is quite strenuous, yet rewards with one of the best views of Everest, Makalu and Lhotse among others. The fourth, fifth and sixth lakes also lie along the way. We return back to Gokyo. Overnight stay in refuge.

  • Day 14: Gokyo – Dole

    We take the downhill to Dudh Koshi river and across the Ngozumpa Glacier. The easy walk passes through second and first lakes. Views of Cholatse, Taboche and other peaks are magnificent along the way. We gradually drop to Machhermo where Cho Oyu, Kangtega and Thamserku form amazing views. The trail further passes through small settlements of Luza and Lhafarma to reach Dole where we stay overnight.

  • Day 15: Dole - Namche Bazaar

    As we further drop down, the flora and fauna get richer. The steep descent passes through Phortse Tenga to Mong La and gradually towards Namche. While on the way you can take bid farewell to Mount Khumbila, Taboche, Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Everest and Tengboche that form a backdrop over night in tea house here you can have private hot shower as well.

  • Day 16: Namche to Phakding and then to Lukla (2800m)

    The last day of the trek continues with the steep downward trail. Trekkers need to walk really slow in a very controlled and in a balanced manner on the steep rocky terrain until reaching the suspension bridge over Dudh Koshi, passing through the open plain, rhododendron forest while enjoying distant view of snow covered mountains. Finally Lukla is reached we can have nice hot shower too.

  • Day 17: Lukla – Kathmandu An early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

    The taking off is a dramatic scene just as the landing. The rest of the day can be used for sightseeing ,Shopping or relaxation and celebration with nice Nepalese diner which is offer by your Company Team. Overnight in 3 star hotel.