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Chola Pass- Gokyo Trek - 18 Days

Everest region, there is not only Everest base trek. But also another challenging trek is very famous and popular. It’s known by also Chola pass. It’s little challenger than just only Base camp. But The Gokyo lakes are such beautiful. Probably the words aren’t enough to describe in details of your feelings. Actually The Gokro ri is one of the best place to view mountains as to view Mt. Everest(8848m, The highest), Lhotse(8516m, 4th highest), Makalu(8483m, 5th highest) and Cho Oyu(8201m, 6th highest). Among the top 6 highest mountains, We can see four out of them from Gokyo Ri. So this trek is one of the most popular for mountain lover. and this one is little less crowed than EBC trek.

Trip Highlights

  • Everest Base Camp.
  • Sherpa culture.
  • Gokyo Lakes.
  • Best views of High Mountains.
  • Challenge Chola Pass.

Day 01    Arrival in Kathmandu. 1350m.
Day 02   Fly to Lukla 2860m-Trek to Phakding 2610m.
Day 03   Namche Bazar 3440m.
Day 04   Namche Bazar/Khumjung village 3790m.
Day 05   Tengboche 3850m/Pangboche 3950m.
Day 06   Dingboche 4200m.
Day 07   Acclimatize day hike to Chukhung village 4700m.
Day 08   Lobuche 4900m.
Day 09   Gorakshep, EBC 5360m, Gorakshep 5160m.
Day 10   Gorakshep, Kalapathar 5545m and Trek to Zongla 4850m.
Day 11    Trek to Thangnak 4700m via Chola pass(5360m)
Day 12   Trek to Gokyo 4790m, Evening visit 4th lake.
Day 13   Trek to Dole 4100m, Early morning walk to Gokyo ri 5364m for the best mountains view.
Day 14   Trek to Jorsalle 2900m.
Day 15   Trek to Lukla 2860m.
Day 16   Fly to Kathmandu.
Day 17   Sight in Kathmandu.
Day 18   International departure.

Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu(1350m)

Welcome to Nepal. We pick up by our official staff at airport with warm welcome just out side at normal waiting place and then transfer to Hotel at Thamel by private Car / taxi. Then after your freshness will meet again. Evening you will have dinner with your trekking guide.There will be more information of trekking by your guide. Also you will have chance to recognise your guide internally.

Day 2
Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding(2610m)- 3 hours

Day 3
Trek to Namche

Well, the 2nd day start with easy walk about 3 hours. The trail from Phakding to Larcha doven is physically easy to walk. Anyway at the first check post of Sagarmatha National park, Monju, probably will stock for an hour just to get national park permit. So just after the Monju check post you should have lunch break at Jorsalle. After Jorsalle there is not tea shops and lunch places till Namche Bazar. Then the Jorsalle lunch break just arroud 30 minutes later ,You will see twin bridges before heading up. From the place to get Namche will need 3 hours more. Topdanda is the first Everest view point arround the middle of way up. If weather still favour you then you will get first view of Everest. Then the evening will have walk in market.

Day 4
Namche Bazar(3440m /Khumjung village 3800m

You can walk up to Khumjung village for acclimitisation . As well you can stay in khumjung too. Only the Khumjung is real and the biggest village on the trail. We recommend you to stay Khumjung over night .

Day 5
Tengboche/ Pangboche

Trek down to Phunki tenga and take lunch break . After the lunch there is heavy going up for 2/ 2:30 hours to get Tengbohe monastery . You can visit Monastery in 30 minutes and continue walk to Pangboche (3900m). Which is much comfortable to stay. Not much crowded .

Day 6

Trek to Dingboche just for 3 /4 hours. And Dingboche is little big village at this hight. Just after lunch you do walk up at least for 1 hour for your good acclimatise.

Day 7
Restday/ Hike to Chukhung village

Dingboche rest day hike to Chukhung village (4700m.). That is nice and easy walk even for acclimatise and good view of beautiful Mt. Ama Dablam and many more.

Day 8

The day you should walk very slow because of High altitude and lack of oxygen . So drink a lot water. Take lunch break at Thukla(4600m). Then after lunch small but challenge up for 1 / 1:30 hours to get memory park of death people , who had encouraged to climb the Mt. Everest and failed . Well from the memory park left is easy to walk to Labuche(4900m).

Day 9
Gorakshep/ EBC

Gorakshep , EBC , Gorakshep
Well the day is one of the most highlight days of whole trip. Just after 4 hours walk you will get the place Gorakshep(5163m) to sleep . And Then after your reserved then take quick lunch and head to EBC (5364m , official measured ). Then after huge success then back to Gorekshep

Day 10
Kalapathar/ Gorakshep/ Zongla

Still there is some more highlight way of EBC trek. So very early morning walk up to Kalapathar for excellent sunrise above the highest point of world . Everest summit is just above your head. And after another successive walk up. Come down to Gorekshep and have breakfast , then after breakfast then trek to Zongla.

Day 11
Thangnak via Chola pass

Here is another huge and challenge day of the trip. So should be ready very early morning with breakfast and some food for the way. From the Zongla to get Chola pass top, it takes about 3 hours. arrou the top for 30/40 minutes should walk above the blue ice then will get the top. After the top again little difficult way to walk down for 40/50 minutes then will get little rocky way to thangnak. Evening will be in Thangnak in normal tea house. Anyway this day isn’t for the views.

Day 12

trek to Gokyo lake isn’t far from Thangnak. It’s just about 2/3 hours. But this trail isn’t fixed because of Glacier trail. Every time changing the trails. be careful during thi way. Then the Gokyo lake wlak to 4th lake from the lodge. it’s about 1:30 hours.and back to lodge.

Day 13

Here is another massive day to view incredible mountains from the Gokyo ri(5360m).From Gokyo ri we can see the highest mt. Everest(8848m), 4th highest Lhotse(8516m), 5th highest Makalu(8463m), 6th highest Cho you(8201m). this are the top four highest mountains among the top highest 6. Just kanchenjunga and K2 are not available from here.Anyway to get this top is about 2:30 to 3 hours from the Gokyo lake. Then after the hugeviews walk down to dole for another 5/6 hours.

Day 14
Jorsaalle via Namche.

Well the left days are just to walk down with normal views. the left days are for feeling satisfy only. Well you can have lunch in Nmache and take your time 1/2 hours for free.Then walk down to Jorsalle.

Day 15

All the way you already know the trail. You anyway do little early . Your guide needs to reconfirm your air ticket . Evening celebrate as you like. Arrange your helper staff final good bye with thanks .

Day 16
Fly back to Kathmandu.

Fly back to Kathmandu. Car will pick up you to Thamel. Fairwell dinner in evening with official staff for your feedback.

Day 17
Free day/ Sight seeing/ International departue.

Free day in Kathmandu ( Sight seeing ) /departure . This is the free day if in case you couldn’t fly from Lukla . So you can have this day as you like. Ask for farther management .

Day 18
Final day

Well after all trip done. It’s internayional departued day. We will manage you to drop at airport with a lots of thanks to became with us.

Cost Includes

  • Pick up & drop on arrival and departure by private Taxi/ Car.
  • Welcome & farewell dinner ( with cultural dance ) in Kathmandu .
  • 3 nights Accommodation in Kathmandu at 3* hotel including breakfast.
  • Normal Tea house common twins rooms during trekking days.
  • Domestic air tickets kath- Lukla- kath for clients & guide.
  • An English speaking government licence holder Guide & one porters between each two & their wages, food and insurance for during trekking days.
  • 3 meals during all trekking days. (breakfast , lunch & dinner )
  • Fresh fruits as dessert every evening after dinner.
  • First aid kit.
  • All permit ( National park permit, Local ) & government taxes.
  • Walking poles , sleeping bags, Crampones.
  • Trekking Map one in group.
  • 3 cups of tea/ coffee during trekking days.

Cost Excludes

  • International air ticket & and visa fee.
  • Wifi, mobile/ battery charge(Power bank is highly recommend), hot shower during trekking lodge .
  • All drinks soft & hard. ( Water, beer, coke, Tea/ coffee if more than limitation etc..
  • Tips for staff, donation & personal expenses.
  • Clients insurance. ( But we help to arrange your rescue if incase).
  • Expenses due to Mishappens, Landslide, Political strikes, Bad weather etc. In those case extra will charge as per actual.
  • Which aren't in included list.

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  • Flight
  • 2
  • 5545m
  • Challenge
  • Tea House
  • Sep- Dec. / March -May