Gokyo Chola Pass Trek


The Goyko trek offers an alternative trek route to the normal Everest Base Camp trek.Trekkers who choose this route say the views of Mount Everest are better than the more traditional viewing spot of Kala Pattar.The mountains are definitely spectacular,from the ridge above Gokyo four 8000-meter peaks can be seen in all their glory (Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu).The view of the tremendous Ngozumpa Glacier is very special and the largest in Nepal. with the ice ridge between Cho Oyu and Gyachung Kang (7922m) providing one of the most dramatic panoramas to be found anywhere in the world.This is also an ideal trek for you if you want to get connected with locals, nature, and wildlife.


Day 1
Day 1 Arrival In Kathmandu( TIA) International Airport(1,365m) Transfer To Hotel Evening Welcome Dinner With Culture Dance. O/N At Hotel
Day 2
Day 2 Trek Preparation And Sightseeing Kathmandu
Day 3
Day 3 Flight To Lukla (2840m) – Trek To Phakding (2610m) 3-4 Hours
Day 4
Day 4 Trek Namche Bazaar (3440m) 5-6 Hours
Day 5
Day 5 Acclimatizing Day At Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Day 6
Day 6 Trek To Phortse Thanga (3680 Meters) 4-5 Hours
Day 7
Day 7 Trek To Machhermo (4470 Meters) 6-7 Hours
Day 8
Day 8 Trek To Gokyo (4790 Meters) 6-7 Hours
Day 9
Day 9 Gokyo Rest (4,790m) Visit 5th Lake
Day 10
Day 10 Visit Gokyo Ri (5360 M) And Trek To Dragnag (4700m) 7-8 Hours Walk.
Day 11
Day 11 Trek To Dzongla (4830m, 6-7 Hours Walking) Via Cho La Pass (5420m)
Day 12
Day 12 Trek To Lobuche (4910m) And Then Overnight At Lodge. 3-4 Hours Walk
Day 13
Day 13 Trek To Gorakshep (5140m), Visit Everest Base Camp (5364m) 7-8 Hours Walk
Day 14
Day 14 Visiting Kala Patthar (5550m) And Down To Lobuche (4910m) 5/6 Hours Walk
Day 15
Day 15 Trek To Dingboche (4410m) 7/8 Hours Walk
Day 16
Day 16 Trek Back To Tengboche (3860m) Visit Tengboche Monastery. 4/5 Hours Walk
Day 17
Day 17 Trek Back To Jorsalle (2740m) 5/6 Hours Walk
Day 18
Day 18 Trek Back To Lukla (2840m) 5/6 Hours Walk
Day 19
Day 19 Flight Back To Kathmandu (35 Minutes)
Day 20
Day 20 Departure To Your Home Country.

The Cost Include(s)

  • Hotel accommodation ( twin share) with Breakfast where stated.
  • Government approved Trek team English speaking guide plus porters (all our staff are insured)
  • Comprehensive First Aid Kit.
  • Three meals a day (B.L.D.) on trek plus tea/coffee.
  • Private overland transport as described in the itinerary.
  • Return flights from Kathmandu to Lukla.
  • All conservation and trek permits (T.I.M.S.) for the region you are trekking in.
  • Sightseeing if mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Assistance with buying trek gear or we can loan you for the trek.

The Cost Exclude(s)

  • Bottled drinks of any kind plus extra tea and coffee when trekking.
  • Tips and gratuities for staff.
  • Personal insurance which if trekking or climbing must include helicopter evacuation.
  • Please Note: Visas can be obtained on your arrival at Kathmandu Airport.
Overall Company Rating
5 stars
- based on 5 reviews
Very Good
  1. Gokyo Chola Pass Trek
    A group of 10 of us went on this hike with Nepal Social Treks, 8 successfully completed this expedition with their guide Achut and his group of porters. Excellent support and service from Nepal Sosial made this very challenging expedition into a satisfying hike. Accommodation, food, and drinks were well taken care of by our very reliable guide and throughout the entire hike our welfare was his top priority. We had very good weather in the mountains during our actual days of hiking but unfortunately due to bad weather during our return trip from Lukla to Kathmandu, we had to wait for three days at Lukla waiting to catch a good flight to return to Kathmandu. In the end, however, Nepal Social arranged a helicopter ride for us to return to Kathmandu to catch our flight to return to Malaysia at extra cost. This is just due to bad weather at Lukla and is beyond anyone’s control. Anyone wishing to do the EBC hike we would definitely recommend Nepal Social Treks, a good Company that takes care of all our needs while we were there. Thank you Nepal Social Treks for the good support provided.
  2. Gokyo Chola Pass Trek
    After some research, we followed the TripAdvisor recommendations and contacted Nepal Social Trek via the contact details on their website. Basu and his wife Samjhana made sure that we would feel welcome in Nepal, even before we arrived. The communication and arrangements beforehand went smooth prior to our arrival. Even our many questions and change requests to the itinerary were always dealt with immediately. From the pick-up at the airport to the drop-off a month later, everything was taken good care off by the people in Nepal Social Trek. We chose the more challenging and longer route to EBC via Gokyo and Chola-Pass, our guide Achut was the perfect companion, he made sure we stayed safe throughout the trek and that we get proper rest in the well-chosen hotels/tea houses. The trek via Gokyo is very beautiful and it’s worth adding a few days more to the regular EBC trek. When we had to cross Chola Pass we were very unlucky with the weather, it started to snow heavily when we started to hike up the pass. The hike was very steep on ice and fresh snow, we were glad that Achut with his experience was not afraid and helped us to reach the top safely (he pulled us more or less up the pass). Going down over the glacier was not less scary, especially since we could not see a path since we already trekked with Achut for many days we fully trusted in his abilities to get us safely through the ice field and the most dangerous portion of our trek. Achut knows the Khumbu region very well and has a lot of stories to share, which was very entertaining during the many hours on the trails. When our porter became sick (AMS) and we couldn’t find a porter for hire in the mountains, Achut was willingly carrying our baggage for three days (luckily we packed light and only had 16kg together as a couple, and we loaded a few heavier items in our day-packs for that period). All in all, we felt very well looked after by Achut. I would recommend all trekker to hire a guide and a porter for the trek to EBC (no matter which route), as this ensures you don’t have to worry about accommodation, heavy load on your back (we have seen many people suffering carrying all their luggage) and the days planning, but you can just enjoy the beauty of Khumbu. If we would do this trek again we would again book the tour package with Nepal Social Trek (which included all meals, the tea with the meal, accommodation, permits, flights KTM-Lukla-KTM, porter, guide) as it makes the trek less troublesome and we only needed to carry cash for any luxury we wanted in the mountains (for example cookies from an amazing bakery on Gokyo). After our return to Kathmandu from the lengthy and exhausting trek, we stayed 3 nights in the city to relax and get used to civilization again :) Many thanks to all friends from Nepal Social Trek, we had a great time under your care :)
  3. Gokyo Chola Pass Trek
    I felt at ease with Nepal Social Treks. My whole trip was well-organized and flowed smoothly. My guide was knowledgeable and the trekking was spectacular. Such a beautiful country! Thank you Nepal Social Treks!
  4. Gokyo Chola Pass Trek
    I did a 15-day trek to Gokyo Ri/Chola Pass and Everest Base Camp with Nepal Social Treks. Basu was kind and easy to work with through the planning. The prices were fair and the service was great. Pasang (our guide) was incredible! Highly recommended for any Nepal travel needs.
  5. Gokyo Chola Pass Trek
    Cousin and I toured with Nepal Social Treks for 2 tours - Everest Base Camp & Upper Mustang tours from mid-March to mid-April. Contact person, Nabin was very helpful and quick to respond to our many questions via email. He was also there to meet and greet us at the airport. Cousin and I were able to create a tour plan for EBC with Nepal Social Treks (liked this flexibility) including Gokyo & ChoLa Pass which our fit guide Buddhi helped to make possible. I got altitude sickness and cousin had gastrointestinal issues - Thanx Buddhi for motivating and taking care of us during the trek. He acted as athletic coach, pharmacist and photographer for us in addition to tour guide for EBC. Thanx Dil for taking us around Mustang and teaching me ab
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Starting at $1,650/person
Total USD 1,650

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Trip Facts

  • Tea House
  • Hotel, Lodge
  • Car, Jeep and Flight
  • 5,550 M
  • Moderate to Fairly Challenging

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