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Gokyo Chola Pass Trek, Everest Region

Type

Trekking

Span

15 Days

Accomodation

3 star hotel in Kathmandu and tea house during the trek

Meal Plan

Breakfast in Kathmandu. Full board meals during trek.

EBC Gokyo Chola Pass Trek at a glance

For the hiker looking to get off the beaten path and away from the crowds, the Everest region fulfills every need & offers a high-altitude challenge. The Gokyo Lake Chola Pass trek provides a rare view of the Everest region's stunning mountain scenery. Gokyo Chola Pass EBC trek is one of the most popular tourist destinations leading towards Icy and interesting glacier crossing & base camp of Everest.  The Cho La 5,420 m (17,782 ft) is a high pass situated in the Khumbu Valley along the Gokyo Trail. It links Dzongla village to the east and Thagnak village to the west. One can cross Ngozumpa glacier on the way to Cho La. The trail joins the classic Everest Base Camp path to the east. Ascending Cho La can be physically challenging and crampons for slippery paths may be needed. From the top, one can get the best view of Lobuche mountain.

 

Gokyo Chola Pass EBC Trek Highlights

  • Spot awe-inspiring views of Mt. Everest from Gokyo Ri
  • Witness  5 glacial lakes in Gokyo Valley
  • Stop by legendary Everest Base Camp Trek
  • Explore of one of the highest Buddhist Monasteries in the world 
  • Be amused by the scenic flight to Lukla

15 Day(s) Detailed Itinerary

Arrival on:Kathmandu, Nepal
Departure from: Kathmandu, Nepal
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Activities

  • Sort our immigration formalities
  • Relax at your pre-assigned hotel
  • Join the session by the tour guide

Elevation: 1,240m 
Meals Provided: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu

Day 2: Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu

Activities:

  • Visit UNESCO World heritage site- Boudhanath Pashupatinath, the monkey temple Swayambhunath
  • Explore city streets & traditional crafts such as pottery and weaving.

Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Provided: Breakfast

Day 3: Kathmandu to Lukla: Flight and Trek to Phakding

Activities

  • Prepare for enthralling flight to Lukla
  • Begin your journey through stone-paved trails
  • Experience the sense of joy hiking through lush forests 

Elevation: 2, 651m
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Local Lodge in Pakhding

Day 4: Phakding – Namche Bazaar

Activities

  • Hike through forests till Benkar valley
  • Cross the famous Hillary suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River
  • Pass through the villages of Chumoa and Monjo
  • Witness the rewarding views of Mt. Thamserku and Nuptse
  • Discover the largest Sherpa village, Namche 

Elevation:  3,440M
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Local Lodge in Namche

Day 5: Acclimatization Day in Namche

Activities

  • Stretch your body with some warmup exercises 
  • Take an optional hike to  Sir Edmund Hillary School in the Khumjung village
  • Enjoy mesmerizing views of- Kwangde (6,011m), Thamserku (6,623m), Kangtega (6,782m), Nuptse (7,861m), Lhotse (8,516m), Ama Dablam (6,812m) and, of course, Mount Everest (8,848m)
  • Cross the famous Hillary suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River 
  • Pass through the villages of Chumoa and Monjo
  • Witness the rewarding views of Mt. Thamserku and Nuptse
  • Discover the largest Sherpa village, Namche 

Elevation:  3,440M
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Local Lodge in Namche

Day 6: Namche – Dole 3680m

Activities

  • Hike through a steep staircase on the trail to Dole
  • Enjoy the views of Ama Dablam, Everest, Lhotse, Thamserku and other snow peaks 
  • Traverse up the valley of the Dudh Khosi
  • Pass through pine & rhododendron forest

Elevation:  3680m
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House 

Day 7: Dole – Machhermo

Activities

  • Hike through a fairly straightforward trail
  • Gentle uphill climbing traverse
  • Views of Cho Oyu, the world’s 5th highest mountain

Elevation:  4470m
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House 

Day 8: Machhermo – Gokyo Lake

Activities

  • Witness the most scenic village of Khumbu region
  • Catch the sight of several gorgeous lakes
  • Gentle uphill climbing traverse
  • Views of Cho Oyu, the world’s 5th highest mountain

Elevation:  4800m
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House 

Day 9: Gokyo – Thagnak (Gokyo Ri in the morning)

Activities

  • Traverse through snowfields with appealing views of mountains & peaks
  • Explore the entire Gokyo Valley
  • Head up to Gokyo Ri & catch sights of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyo & many more peaks

Elevation:  5360m
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House 

Day 10: Thagnak – Dzongla via Chola Pass

Activities

  • Prepare to climb up to Chola Pass & descends to Dzongla
  • Catch the views of the Lofty mountains -Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse (7879m), Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cholaste, Mt. Tawache, Mt. Gyachung Kang from the top of Cho La pass.

Elevation:  5430m
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House 

Day 11: Lobuche – Gorak Shep (explore Everest BC after Lunch)

Activities

  • Hike to Everest Base Camp from Lobuche to Gorak Shep
  • Witness the famous Everest base camp & the towering mount Everest
  •  Descend to Gorakshep 

Elevation:  5164m
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House 

Day 12: Gorakshep – Phireche (Hike Kalapatthar in the morning)

Activities

  • Bless your eyes with close up views of  Mt. Everest, Amadablam, and Pumori.
  • Catch the highest vantage point Kala Patthar
  • Discover Small settlement of Pangboche village 

Elevation:  5164m
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House 

Elevation: 3930m

Day 13: Phireche – Namche Bazaar

Activities

  • Prepare to hike at least 7-8 hours
  • Trace your steps to the sherpa hub Namche Bazaar

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House 
Elevation: 3440m

Day 14: Namche Bazaar – Lukla

Activities 

  • Strenuous walk along the sandy path
  • Catch the sight of beautiful mountains 
  • Discover the Sherpa hub Namche
  • Celebrate your successful trip  

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House 
Elevation: 2840m

Day 15: Fly Back to Kathmandu

Activities

  • Scenic flight to Kathmandu
  • Catch the last glimpse of snowy mountains
  • Find a wide variety of Souvenir shopping  in Kathmandu

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel In kathmandu
Elevation: 2840m

Inclusion

What's included?
  • A porter and his entire expenses.
  • Airport pickup and drop facility.
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Breakfast,Lunch and dinner during the trek.
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags (provided upon request).
  • Entrance permit to the national park
  • First aid medical kit
  • Fresh seasonal fruits after the dinner (while on the trek).
  • Hotel pickup & drop facility
  • Insurance of guide and porter.
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight tickets
  • Licensed, experienced and English speaking trekking guide.
  • Lodge expenses during the trek.
  • One porter for two people.
  • Stay in the city at finest hotel (2 nights twin sharing room at Kathmandu).
  • Trekking permits/TIMS.
  • Upscale Adventures duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at one of the finest Nepalese Restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance.
What's not included?
  • Additional meals and drinks
  • Cost for additional trips.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Extra porter charge.
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Nepal arrival visa.
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tipping to staffs (as an appreciation).
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency rescue and evacuation
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