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Gokyo Chola Pass Trek

Trip Facts

From
$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 famous and daring trekking destinations of the Everest region connecting Gokyo Lake and Everest Base Camp with one of the highest passes of the Khumbu region, Cho La Pass (5,420 m). This trek offers stunning views of the world’s tallest mountain, Mt. Everest(8,848m), along with vistas of Mt. Lhotse (8, 516 m), and Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201m). Witness scenic villages, cultural diversity, old monasteries, and the wide variety of flora and fauna of Sagarmatha National Park and the tranquil Gokyo Lake which is truly a natural wonder.

Gokyo Cho La Pass trek consists of Kathmandu sightseeing of many UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath Stupa, and Pashupatinath Temple. The trek will begin after an exciting flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, one of the most interesting airports in the world. The trek leads to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m), one of the biggest residential area of Sherpas, where one can experience Sherpa lifestyle and culture. This trek reveals the Upper Valley of Gokyo with gorgeous views of Gokyo Lake and its mesmerizing color of blue that defies description. A further climb up to Gokyo Ri from the lake provides panoramic views of Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt. Makalu (8,463 m), and Mt. Cho Oyu (8,188m). The trail crosses the high Cho La Pass (5,420m) to reach Everest Base Camp (5,364m). Stepping on the base of Mt. Everest (8,848) after vigorous trekking is the best feeling both physically and mentally. The gradual trek towards Kala Patthar (5,550 m) gives breath-taking views of Mt. Everest (8,848m) and upon summiting offers a blissful sight of sunset amidst the mountains. Tengboche monastery is the biggest monastery of the Khumbu Region and sits solitary with only  Mt. Ama Dablam (6,856 m) watching over from behind. This monastery is a must visit on the way back to Lukla. The paths to the high valleys of Khumbu are challenging but rewarding.

This is an ideal trek for you if you want to get connected with locals, nature, and wildlife at the same time. Be a part of this amazing adventure with us, and we will make sure that this journey will become one of the most memorable time of your life.


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Itinerary

Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). You will be picked by one of our team members and taken to the hotel. In the evening, you will join an orientation program where you will be briefed about your trip in more detail and also meet with your guide. 

You will visit famous historical and cultural sites of Nepal, which are also listed in as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You will visit the famous Boudhanath, which is the largest Buddhist Stupa in Nepal, the scared Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath (also known as Monkey Temple) and historic Kathmandu Durbar Square.  These heritage sites offer you beautiful examples of ancient arts and crafts that reflect Nepali society. In the evening, you will have a discussion about the trek with your guide.

Today, you will take a short flight to Lukla from the Tribhuvan International Airport. The flight offers you breath-taking views of snow-capped mountains and hills. After reaching Lukla, you will begin your trek and gradually descent for an hour to reach Chheplung Village. Glimpses of Mt. Khumbila (5,761 m) from here are incredible. You will continue descending until you reach Phakding and stay overnight here.

You will walk through dense pine forest and follow the trail to the north to reach Monjo which is the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park. Our guide will take care of the permits and you will continue your walk crossing a suspension bridge and a village. The hike takes you alongside the Dudh Koshi River. Further, you will ascend steeply to reach Namche Bazaar where you will stay overnight.

This is your acclimatizing day at Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is one of the biggest residing villages of Sherpa's. Today you will walk towards Khunde and Khumjung village where you will visit Khunde Hillary Hospital and Khumjung Gompa. The next destination is the Everest View Hotel from where you will get to observe panoramic views of Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,515 m), Mt. Nuptse (7861 m) and other peaks. Then you will return back to Namche and visit the famous Sherpa Cultural Museum. You will get to experience tradition, culture, and lifestyle of people living in this area..

 You will begin climbing gradually to the Khumjung Hill and descent to the valley leading to Dudh Koshi River in the east. From here, you will turn to the north side and see Chortens on the ridge top at an elevation of 3,973 m. You will visit Mong, the birthplace of re-incarnated Lama of Rongbuk Monastery of Tibet. It is believed that he started Buddhism in the Khumbu region of Nepal. You will descent steep a path, and walk down the sandy slope to Phortse Thanga.

The trek will begin to get more difficult as you will climb uphill to Machhermo today. You will pass through the dense forest of rhododendron and radiant waterfalls to reach Tongba Village. You will continue climbing uphill and go through beautiful Dhole, Lhabarma and Luza Villages. Finally, you will reach Machhermo and stay overnight there.

You will begin climbing gradually to the ridge to observe Mt. Cho Oyu (8188 m). As you pass through Phangga, the valley widens. You will descend to the river bank before climbing Ngozumpa Glacier which is the longest glacier. The trail will be steep and then further along you will cross an iron bridge over a stream, the trail will go through Lake Longpongo (4710 m). Then you will pass another lake, Taujung Tsho (4740m) and a little ahead, you will cross to the Gokyo Lake and reach Gokyo Village.

 Today is your rest day at Gokyo to get acclimatized with the increasing elevation. Gokyo is a beautiful village which is surrounded by high altitude lakes. One of the main attractions is Gokyo Lake where you will get to see outstanding views of sceneries from here. You will hike towards the Ngozumpa Tsho (lake) and Gyazumpa Lake from where arguably the best views of Mt. Everest (8848m) are seen. Then, you will return back to Gokyo and stay overnight.  

Today, you will hike to Gokyo Ri (5360 m), which is a small peak above Gokyo Village. You will have the opportunity to witness the world's four highest peaks from the top. You will see Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Makalu (8,481 m), and Mt. Cho Oyu (8,188 m). You will also see heart-pounding views of Ngozumpa Glacier, which is the longest glacier in the Himalayas. Then you will descend down towards Dragnag and stay overnight here.

The trail will be difficult as it goes through the steep rocks covered by ice and a mighty glacier on the east side. Climbing through the narrow valley and rugged trail, you will reach Cho La Phedi. You will trek along the side of the frozen lake and reach Chola Pass (5,420 m), which is decorated with colorful prayer flags. You will see Mt. Ama Dablam (6856 m), Mt. Cholatse (6335 m), Mt. Lobuche (6,119 m) and other small peaks. You will descend steeply and pass through pine forest and reach Dzongla.

The trail will be short and easy today as Lobuche is not so far from Dzongla. The trail will descend and ascend smoothly and reach Lobuche. Lobuche is a beautiful small village located nearby a lovely stream. Peaks like Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6856 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Lhotse (8414 m), Lobuche Peak (6,119 m), Mt. Pumo Ri (7165 m) encircle you.

You will trek to Gorakshep and after resting for a bit, you will continue your trek to Everest Base Camp (5,364 m). Today will be the most strenuous day of the whole trip due to the high altitude, but a slow steady pace will allow for a successful day. The trail will go over moraines and streams to reach Everest Base Camp. You will see close views of Mt. Everest (8848m) and other beautiful mountains. Then you will return back towards Gorakshep and stay overnight.

It is a very early, pre-dawn morning to begin your trek to Kala Patthar. However, ascending in the dark and the cold will reward you with one of the world’s most spectacular sunrises. Reaching the summit of Kala Patthar, you will get to the closet 360-degree view of Mt. Everest (8,848 m) and other mountains. After enjoying the views and clicking some pictures, you will get back to Lobuche where you will stay overnight.

You will begin descending down through Lobuche and Dughla and cross the river to come to Everest Base Camp and the Khumbu Ice-fall. You will see two trails, the trail on the left-hand side goes to Dingboche, and the trail on the right-hand side goes to Pheriche. You will follow the trail to Dingboche and descend smoothly through Dusa to a Chorten located at the top of the Imja Khola.

Today, you will descend the valley and cross a bridge over Khumbu Khola. Continue to climb up and descend slightly to Orsho and walk until you reach Somare. From here, you will gradually descent and ascent and reach the two-way junction. You will follow the lower trail to the left-hand-side that goes to Tengboche via Pangboche. Passing through the dense forest of conifers and rhododendron, you will reach Tengboche. You will visit one of the largest and ancient monasteries of Khumbu Region, Tengboche monastery.

After enjoying great views at Tengboche monastery, you will descend to Panchoche River. From here, you will steeply climb for an hour and reach halfway to Sanasa. Further ascending and descending, you will reach Namche Bazaar. Trekking down to the Dudh Koshi River towards Larja Dobhan, you will reach Jorsalle

You will trek along the Dudh Koshi River to Phakding today. Crossing several small Sherpa villages, you will cross a bridge over Thado Koshi and climb for 45 minutes to reach Lukla. You will explore nearby market areas and have a farewell dinner with the porters as it's the last day. Stay overnight in the hotel.

Today, after having a warm breakfast, you will fly back to Lukla. The flight will present you the last views of gorgeous snow-capped mountains and hills. After reaching Kathmandu, you will be escorted to your hotel. In the evening, there will be a farewell dinner for you.

After having breakfast, one of our team representatives will take you to the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) for your flight back to your home.

includes

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, 

excludes

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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