Gokyo Via Chola Pass Trek
Gokyo via Chola Pass Trek is a fascinating and most scenic adventure destination around the high Khumbu of Everest Region in Nepal. Everest Trek Gokyo via Cho-la Pass is one of the most combination adventurous and challenging the base camp of the highest mountain in the world and recognizable for the series of beautiful turquoise lakes in the Gokyo valley and the famous Cho La Pass, takes us through the landmarks of the Khumbu region in the company of majestically soaring mountains, friendly Sherpas, colorful monasteries, the Namche Bazaar, the Sagarmatha National Park, and, of course, to the base of the mighty Everest.
Besides the lakes, is the ascent of Gokyo Ri, just behind the village providing unbelievable views of Cho-Oyu and Everest. The trek follows the Base Camp route, passing through the vibrant town of Namche Bazaar. Alongside, the spectacular site of Tyangboche where a magnificent monastery sits amidst a snow-capped mountain panorama. Following reaching Everest Base Camp is simply unbeatable and makes this detour (west of Everest) more scenic, serene. Also more challenging and completely worth your time and effort and soaking up the icy wilderness sanctuary. Everest Trek route takes the summit of Kala Patthar, a spectacular viewpoint to appreciate Everest in all her glory. In addition, mountains as far as the eye can see, covered in a blanket of snow.
After that reach Dzongla. The views of Ama Dablam and Taweche are spectacular. After the Zhongla ascent, we continue towards Gorak Shep then climb to Everest Base Camp (5364m) and Kala Pattar (5545m). Here, 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.
Departure and Arrival Location: Kathmandu, Nepal Airport
Departure Time: Before 3 Hours
Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu transfer to hotel Preparation for trekking and overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 2Kathmandu to Lukla (2840m) by flight 40 minute, breakfast in Lukla after breakfast trek to Phakding (2610m)
Day 3Trek Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Day 4Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar: rest, chilling, exploring and enjoying the view.
Day 5Trek Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3868m)
Day 6Trek Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m)
Day 7Acclimatization day at Dingboche.
Day 8Trek Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m)
Day 9Trek Lobuche to Gorakshep (5180m) to Everest Base Camp (5364m) and overnight in Gorakshep.
Day 10Early morning hike up to Kalapathar. (5550m) to see sunrise view and mountain range include Mt Everest. And back to Gorakshep breakfast and trek to Dzongla (4830m)
Day 11Trek Dzongla to Dragnag (4700m) via Chola Pass (5350m)
Day 12Trek Thagna to Gokyao (4790m)
Day 13Trek Gokyao Ri Machhermo. (4480m)
Day 14Trek Machhermo to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Day 15Trek Namche Bazaar to Lukla. (2840m)
Day 16Morning flight back to Kathmandu. (1336m) from Lukla.
Day 17Departure to international airport or if you have few days extra in Kathmandu you can chill, shopping, sightseeing, etc.
Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
TIMS Card (Trekkers Information Management system)
Everest National Park entry permits
Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) with three cup of tea or coffee a day
Tea house accommodation during the trek
English speaking guide
Accommodation, Food, Salary, Insurance, Medicine for all staff, Medikit, Trip Certificate
Porter service (1 porter between 2 people basic)
Two-night accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
Snickers Chocolate for each person during the trek
Snacks as Oreo cookie and peanut biscuit etc.
Company Duffel bag and a t-shirt, Duffel bag during the trip
Domestic flight ticket round trip and airport tax Kathmandu to Lukla and back to Kathmandu
All government and local taxes
Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu
Travel medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost
Nepal entry visa fee, International air fare
Tips for guide and porter (Tipping is expected)
Personal expenses such as: Alcoholic beverages, hot shower, water bottle, cold drinks, hot water, battery charge, donation etc
Any other expenses which are not mentioned on price include section
Scenic flight Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu
Scenic view of mountains
Trekking Pole/ Stick
Nepal Sim Card
What is the best time to trek Gokyo via Chola pass?
The best time for this trek is in autumn and spring. During Manson you cannot do it due to a slippery trial and winter is unbearable.
What happens if any one of us has a problem during the trip?
Our guide will take a rest for you to recover from taking medicine. In case of an emergency evacuation, there is a rescue team.
Who are my guides?
You’ll be guided by experienced trek leaders for many years. All our guides are local who communicate very in English and have a good knowledge of mountains, culture, people, health, hygiene, and your safety.
Is oxygen needed on the trek?
Since we have designed this trek in such a way that provides enough acclimatization, oxygen won’t be necessary. But in case of severe altitude sickness, we will descend to a lower altitude immediately. Diamox from the beginning is provided to prevent altitude sickness.
Are electricity and Wi-Fi available during the trek?
During the trek, electricity is available to charge your electric gadgets such as mobile phones, iPad, laptops from micro-hydropower and solar panels on a paying basis. As for Wi-Fi, someplace have access to the internet but needs to pay to use the internet.