Trekking to Everest Gokyo Chola Pass is also known as Everest Circuit trek. Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking with Chola pass is one of the most adventurous trekking in the Everest Gokyo Himalaya region, Gokyo Chola Pass trekking follows the route via high pass of Cho La at 5330meters to the Base Camp of Mount Everest. Gokyo Chola pass trekking goes through Lukla, Namche Bazaar and all the way to Gokyo, Chola Pass, Kalapattar & Everest Base Camp.
Leading you to the home of the legendary Sherpa people, based at the foothills of the highest peak in the world, Mt. Everest at 8848meters. Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking follows the highly praised trekking route through the Dudh Koshi to its source the Gokyo Lake which is to the west of the Everest Base Camp, giving you the benefit to summit Gokyo Ri (5483meters) offering an amazing panoramic view of Cho Oyo, Everest, and Makalu.
Gokyo Chola Pass trekking offers the breathtaking views of Everest including several other similar peaks and explores the Buddhists monasteries located at the world’s highest elevation.
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Fact of Gokyo Everest Chola Pass Trekking
Highlight of Trip
Activities: Trekking, Culture Tours
Max Elevation: 5545m
Trekking Style: Lodge to Lodge
Meal: All Meals Included
Accommodation: Standard in Kathmandu, Best Available on trek
Transportation: As Itinerary
Best Month: September/October, March/April
Trip Duration: 20 Days
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Everest Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport,
pick up from Kathmandu International Airport then transfer to hotel, rest and refresh for a couple of hours and complete the official formalities.
Day 02: Fly to Lukla (2840m) then trek to Phakding2610m).
The trail descends first up to Thado Koshi then gradual climb up to the first campsite via Dudh Koshi river bank.
Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Namche Bazar is the main commercial town of Khumbu region as well as the gateway to Mt. Everest. Before head to further your journey you will have a chance to experience about real Sherpa culture.
Day 04: Acclimatize in Namche Bazaar
Morning visit Everest viewpoint from there you will have the first sight of Mt. Everest and stunning views of other mountains- Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Khantenga, Thamserku and more.
Day 05: Trek to Tengboche (3860m)
After breakfast at Namche Bazaar your trek start via ridge walk of the town and descent to the Dhudh Koshi River at Phunkithanka, after crossing the bridge from there the trail goes climb up to the Tengboche. The Monastery of there is the main attraction during the Mani Rimdu festival in November most of the locals and travelers gather for the celebration. Besides the place offers you a panoramic view second glimpse of Mt. Everest.
Day 06: Trek to Dingboche (4410m)
Descending from the Tengboche Monastery the trail follows through Rhododendron forest with sloppy steps to Deboche. Further ahead from there you will be crossing Imja Khola Bridge and trail goes gradual climb up to next Sherpa village Pangboche (3930m). This village has Oldest Monastery of the Khumbu region may you can have short drinking break before the lunch break of the day at Somare and late afternoon you will be at Dingboche Village for the overnight camp.
Day 07: Acclimatize in Dingboche
This is second rest day of your classic journey to Mt. Everest, the village is situated Imja Khola valley, one of the warmest and sunny village and the last cultivation land of the region with breathtaking closer views of Mt. Ama Dablam and Lhotse. May you can spend your time couple of hour walking to the ridge for the photographs or exploring around the Sherpa Land.
Day 08: Trek to Lobuche (4910m)
After a day rest your journey will continue towards the Lobuche via grand barrier with many splendid vies of the peaks.Now you are almost close to Khumbu glacier just crossing the river nearby Dugla the trail goes again climb up from there to the top of the ridge and the trail drops again to moraine of the Khumbu glacier and continues to the Lobuche.
Day 09: Trek to Gorakhshep (5140m) and Everest Base (5364m)
About 3 hours gradual walk from the Lobuche campsite you will be at your final destination of Mt. Everest, if day sunny and without clouds may you can visit Everest Base (5364m), Camp after the lunch or climb up to Kalapatthar hill (5545m) for the panoramic views of Giant Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumo Ri, Nuptse and Lintren.
Day 10: Trek to Kalapatthar then back to Lobuche
In the morning explore around the Khumbu Glacier or climb up to Kala Patthar for the best view of your dream about Mt. Everest, have a breakfast and trek back to via the same route to Lobuche campsite again.
Day 11: Trek to Dzongla
In the morning after breakfast drop down via glacier moraine from Lobuche nearby Dugla the route will be changed towards the next stop Dzongla (4830m). This is the last stop before crossing the famous Cho La Pass 5330m.
Day 12: Trek to Thangnak (4700m) Via Chola Pass
From Dzongla now you are going for the Chola pass, it will be long walking until the next stop so may you need to carry an extra bottle of drinking water because on the way there is no place for buying drinks. After the pass, the trail drops down to the next campsite is called Thangnak (4700m).
Day 13: Trek to Gokyo Lake (4790m),
from Thangnak the trail drops first to Ngozumpa Glacier after crossing the glacier section you will be viewing the first Lake.Continuing on the trek again you will have beautiful second lake and finally, you will be in the Gokyo Lake which is considered as both Hindus and Buddhists secret holy pilgrimage site.
Day 14: Gokyo Ri (5360m)
Explore around Gokyo Lake morning visit Gokyo Ri (5360m) from where you will have a stunning view of whole Everest region including Cho Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholatse, and Taboche.
Day 15: Trek back to Dole
The rout will be descending down via Dhudh Koshi Riverbank and on the way, you will have many spots of wonderful panoramic views.
Day 16: Trek to Namche Bazaar via Khumjung village (3780m),
Khumjung is the largest settlement village in the Sherpa land where you will have a chance to see real Sherpas’ lifestyle and their cultural activities, The village has also a high school which is funded by Sir Edmund Hillary Foundation and also an old monastery where they have preserved famous Yeti skull.
Day 17: Trek back to Phakding
The trail again drops to Namche Bazar and have a short tea/coffee stop and continue descending via the same route and on the way stop for the lunch break an hour at Jorsale Village
Day 18: Lukla
After breakfast from Phakding Village trek back to Lukla, have a lunch and rest at tea house lodge or afternoon free for personal activities.
Day 19: Early in the morning fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu
End of the trip and transfer to hotel.
Day 20: International departure or go for an onward program.
Trip Cost Includes:
Airport transfers pick up and drop
Hotel accommodation according to the above plan in Kathmandu on Standard Hotel.
Entry permits to Sagarmatha National Park
TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) Pass
Supporting staffs (professional trekking guide and porters), as well as their necessary insurance, meals, and allowances
3 meals per day and overnight accommodation in tea house/lodge along the trail.
Domestic airfare (Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu)
Full day guided sightseeing tour in major sites and attraction of Kathmandu valley
One Trekking guide and his food, salary, insurance etc
One Porter(for every two people group) and his food, salary, insurance etc
Trip Cost Exclude:
Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost
Kathmandu airport departure tax
Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, donation, tips etc.