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Gokyo Chola Pass Trek

Trip Facts

$1650 USD

19 days , Kathmandu to Kathmandu

  • Style of Trek Tea House
  • Accommodation Hotel, Lodge
  • Transportation Car, Jeep & Flight
  • Maximum Altitude 5,550M
  • Grade


Gokyo Cho La Pass trek is one of the most popular route in Khumbu Mountain it has adventurous walking in the Everest Region you can enjoy via Sherpa Rich cultural trail. The most of traveler using this route via Gokyo Cho la Pass & Everest Base Camp Trek,  It offers  similar views and more simply Amazing along the trail. Mysterious and Exotic walking through Sherpa valley prime route in the imagination of every mountain lover and trekker in the world. It is home to the bulk of the Himalaya and of course Mt. Everest, planet Earth’s highest peak. In fact, of the world’s 14 highest peaks, 8 are in Nepal

Himalaya means Abode of the Snows and of course the main purpose of any self respecting pilgrimage to Nepal is to reach out to the Himalaya. To touch a piece of these wild and jagged abodes, to feel their power and of course to walk among the high peaks and deep valleys, Nepal is perhaps one of best places in the world. To get all such experiences. 



Pick-up at Tribhuvan International Airport, meeting with your guide and transfer to Hotel. First impressions of Kathmandu – walk to medieval Kathmandu Durbar Square and explore the beautiful complex of palaces, temples, shrines and courtyards built by the ancient Nepali kings between the 12th and 18th century. We also discover Thamel -  the vibrant tourist area with hotels, restaurants and outdoorshops.Briefing hotel where we will be discussing the technicalities of the trek..In the evening you enjoy a welcome dinner with cultural Dance. Overnight stay at Hotel

After Breakfast at hotel start Sightseeing with private van to Pasupatinah, the most important Hindu temples of Nepal with the sacred burning ghats located at the holy Baghmati river and Boudhanath the biggest Buddhist stupa in South Asia and Swoyambhunath also known as Monkey Temple.Afternoon checking and arranging trekking gears.
Overnight stay at Hotel

In the early morning we drive to Tribhuvan Airport to connect our fly to Lukla - flight time app. 40 minutes from Kathmandu.  After breakfast in Lukla (2 850 m) we start trekking through beautiful settlements to join soon the main trail in Churi Kharka.  We follow the east bank of the Dudh Koshi- the River of Milk- where you witness the typical Nepal terrace culture, slate roofed houses and views on Kusum Kangaru (5 579 m). We reach Phakding(2 640 m) after 4 hours gentle walking.Overnight stay at lodge Phakding

Today we make a challenging hike to Namche Bazaar (3 440 m), situated at 6-7 hours walking from Phakding. We climb up along the west bank of the Dudh Kosi to the tiny village of Toktok.  We get our first glimpse of Thamserku peak (6 608 m) and reach Benkar (2 710 m).  The cliffs above the village are decorated with huge paintings of Buddhist deities. We cross the colorful suspension bridge  and enter the Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo (2 840 m).  After Jorsale we follow the riverbank  over gravel, climb through a pine forest and cross the Dudh Kosi by a big suspension bridge. Then we face a continuous zigzag ascent of 2 hours through dense pine forests.  In the early evening we reach the vibrant center of Namche Bazar, on of the most attractive settlements of Solu-Khumbu district.
Overnight stay at lodge Namche Bazaar.

Rest day in Namche. Optional walk to the Sherwi Khangba  Sherpa Culture Museum or dayhike to the Hotel Everest View in Khumjung village (3 700 m) and Khundi Hospital in Khundi Village, the first hospital build in Khumbu Region by Sir Edmund Hillary and Himalayan Trust in 1966.
Overnight stay at lodge Namche Bazaar.

Wake early to climb to the Thame monastery, after which you return the same way skirting the top of Namche before climbing to Syangboche, and continuing on to two serene Sherpa villages, Khumjung 3790 m and Khunde 3890 m. Sir Edmund Hillary established his first hospital in Khunde and he also established a school in Khumjung. The Khumjung Gompa possesses what is supposed to be a Yeti skull.

Leaving the main trail to Mt. Everest, climb high on a ridge to 4000m past a large chorten at the village of Mong, said to be the birthplace of the saint Lama Sange Dorje, the reincarnate lama of Rongbuk Monastery in Tibet who introduced Buddhism to the Khumbu. From there descend to the village of Phortse Tenga by the Dudh Kosi (river). From Phortse the trail climbs steeply through forests of rhododendrons and then stands of juniper and large conifers as the altitude increases. You will pass through Sherpa kharkas (high pasture summer settlements used by Sherpas to graze their herds of yaks allowing their lower winter pastures to recover) and the villages of Tongba 3950m and Gyele 3960m to Dole. You have great views of Khumbila and Tawachee peaks throughout the day.

Today you have a short and fairly leisurely trek to allow you to acclimatise to the altitude. In the morning there is a steep but beautiful climb through conifer and rhododendron forests and stands of juniper to Lhabarma 4220m and Luza 4360m. There are kharkas wherever there is a flat spot and the slightest hint of water. Continue to climb along the side of the valley, high above the river to Machhermo (4,410m.)


Oct 17th : Gokyo Rest (4,790m)
This is your first real day at high altitude and the trekking today may be described as moderate to difficult. Climb a ridge from where the valley opens wide as the trail passes through Pangkha. Mt. Cho Oyu 8153 m dominates the skyline to the north as we climb the moraine on the left flank of the Ngozumpa Glacier. The climb is steep to the first of the four lakes that lie in the Gokyo area but the trail levels off towards the second lake, Longponga at 4690m. Finally ascend a path past the largest of the lakes Dudh Pokhari to Gokyo at 4,750m. Gokyo is a typical kharka with stone houses and stone walled pastures. For enthusiasts a rigorous hike up Gokyo Ri 5,360m, the small peak above Gokyo provides spectacular views of the Everest trinity, Nuptse 7,879m, Lhotse 8511m, and Everest 8848m, as well as Makalu 8463m looming to the east, Cho Oyu 8,153m to the north and the smaller but closer peaks of Cholatse and Tawachee to the south. There is a wonderful view of Gokyo and Dudh Pokhari spread out below.

: Gokyo -Chhyugima (Dragnag)
A long day and the most difficult part of this trek. Cross the southern end of the Ngozumpa Glacier, pass by the stone huts of Thagna kharka then climb steadily up a narrow and steep valley which opens up to a wide shallow valley leading to the Kharka Chhyugima 5,170m.

Today you have a steep and challenging but, non-technical climb over rock, snow and perhaps ice to Cho La (pass) 5,420m which links the glacial valleys of Cho Oyu and Everest and from where you have superb views. Descend from the pass, cross a small glacier, negotiate the ice fall at the end of it and descend via Leisyasa to Dzonglha Kharka 4,730 m, a high altitude summer pasture directly beneath the north wall of Cholatse Peak 6,440 m.

After a morning of rest, you hike on a trail above Tsholo Lake and join the main Everest trail at Dughla on the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. From Dughla climb up the moraine past a row of stone monuments in memory of Sherpas who died on expeditions to Everest and on to Lobuche 4,910m.

Excursion to Everest Base camp.All day walking up tp Everest base camp you will have wonderful chance to see west face of Nuptse. From there make a steep ascent to the top of a small peak, Kala Pattar 5545m meaning "black rock". From here we can see Mt.Everest , Mt.Nuptse, Mt.Ama Dablan, Mt.Kantega, Mt.Tamserku, Mt.Tawatse and Mt.Pumori all present themselves in a 360 degree panorama.

A short descent to Thukla followed by an easy flat trail and a small descent takes you to Dingboche. This is the highest big settlement in the Khumbu area of Sherpas.

The trail makes a gradual descent through scrub junipers and around Mani stones as it follows the hillside. The trail passes many Mani walls in deep rhododendron forests where crossing after the Imja khola, the trail climbs many carved Mani stones to Pangboche. Pangboche Gompa is the oldest in Khumbu; a visit will be well worth it.
(Overnight at Tea House Lodge – Tengbouche)

From Thyangboche the trail drops sharply down to the Dudh Kosi and the village of Phunki , where you cross the river, and up toward Namche Bazaar countiue down to Jorsale.

Retrace your steps down along the gorge of the Dudh Kosi to Lukla to catch your return flight to Kathmandu.


You will be happily served and facilitated by Nepal Social Treks with:
  • Private Arrival & Departure transfers on both international and domestic flights,
  • Hotel accommodation in a double/ Twin-sharing Basis with breakfast, 
  • Assistance for the trekking gears and the shopping for the trekking equipment, 
  • Welcome dinner in Kathmandu, 
  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during trekking. 
  • Accommodation in teahouse / lodge during trekking,
  • Private transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek, 
  • All domestic flights and departure tax if mentioned on the itinerary,
  • Nepal Social Treks Gears – sleeping bag, duffel bag for the use during the trip,
  • Professional local guide with extensive experience trained & First Aid Kit Comprehensive, 
  • Necessary Porters to carry all personal gear and group equipment, 
  • Adequate insurance for all staff including porter, 
  • Trekking map for each trekker, 
  • Trek permit and government tax, 


You will be facilitated by Nepal Social Treks for :
  • Meals in the cities except  Welcome Dinner, 
  • Nepal entry visa fee which you will get it in to Kathmandu airport on upon arrival,
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Items of a personal nature expenses 
  • Tips for trekking/ tour guide & porters (expected, not mandatory), 
  • International airfare and airport taxes, excess baggage charges, 
  • Valid Travel Insurance with Medical evacuation in case of emergency, 
  • Expenses incurred due to accidents, landslide, strikes, political unrest, etc

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