Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking | Book Now Everest Chola Pass Trek

FromUS$ 1800 per person
No. of people Price P.P
1-1 US$ 1900
2-5 US$ 1800
6-9 US$ 1750
10+ US$ 1700
Trip Details
  • Duration: 20 Days
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Grade: Very Strenuous
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Trek
  • Transportation: Flight
  • Altituade: 5,333m. (Gokyo Ri)
  • Best Season: Sept. to Dec. and March to May
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Khumbu region is considered as one of well-known areas for trekking in the world. Thousands of visitors pay their visit annually in this marvelous region. The inhabitants of the region are the legendary Sherpas. These hardy people have carved an existence since time immemorial from the frozen landscape. Deep in the Himalaya, in a quite remote valley, are the magnificent azure blue Gokyo Lakes. The series of glacial lakes are set in beautiful high altitude wilderness dominated by the great peaks of Cho Oyu, (8153m.) and Gyachungkang (7922m.). Quite less well-known than the main Everest trail, a trek in this valley provides stunning views of many Himalayan giants. This high altitude trek explores the heart of the Sherpa homeland, visiting Namche Bazaar,and Tyangboche before ascending to our destination.

Justifiably acknowledged as one of Nepal's most famous treks to the Khumbu Mountains & Sherpa settlements, the trek offers a unique experience to the visitors. The trail to Gokyo and Chola Pass is a gradual ascent up the valley passing through patches of birch and rhododendron forest where the elusive musk deer can sometimes be seen. Through small yak-grazing settlements we reach the Gokyo Lakes where we ascend the Gokyo Peak (5480m) and enjoy stunning mountains summit views including Everest, Makalu and Cho Oyo.

Visiting the Cho La pass, we reach Dzongla. The views of Ama Dablam and Taweche look spectacular from here. Ascending Zhongla, we continue towards Gorak Shep and climb to Kala Pattar (5545m) from where we enjoy an impressive close-up view of Everest. Our return route passes through Tengboche monastery, where we rest and savor the incredible scenery, including magnificent views of Everest, Ama Dablam (6856m), Kantega (6809m), Kwangde (6194m), Nuptse (7879m) and Lhotse (8511m)

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Kathmandu (1320m)
  • Day 02: Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m) and then to Phakding (2640m.)
  • Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazzar (3440m.)
  • Day 04: Acclimatization at Namche Bazzar
  • Day 05: Namche Bazaar to Khumjung (3780m.)
  • Day 06: Khumjung to Dole (4040m)
  • Day 07: Dole to Machermo (4410m).
  • Day 08: Machermo to Gokyo Lake (4750m).
  • Day 09: Gokyo Lake to Gokyo Ri (5,333m.) and back to Gokyo Lake
  • Day 10: Gokyo to Tagnag (4661m)
  • Day 11: Tagnag to Dzongla (4830m) via Cho La Pass (5330m).
  • Day 12: Dzongla to Lobuche (4930m)
  • Day 13: Lobuche (4900m.) to Gorakshep (5180m.)
  • Day 14: Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and then to Pheriche (4243m.)
  • Day 15: Pheriche to Phortse (3750m.)
  • Day 16: Phortse (3750m.) to Khumjung (3790m.)
  • Day 17: Khumjung to Thame (3800m.)
  • Day 18: Thame to Monjo (2835m.)
  • Day 19: Monjo to Lukla (2800m.)
  • Day 20: Lukla to Kathmandu

What’s Included

  • Airport picks up and drops by private car/van/bus.
  • Two night's deluxe accommodation in Kathmandu (on the arrival day and after the trekking).
  • Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking.
  • Domestic airport pick up and drop by car/ Flight Ticket (LUK-KTM-LUK) / domestic airport Tax.
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).
  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Sagarmatha National park entrance permit and fees.
  • Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) card fees.
  • First aid medical kit.
  • Duffle bag, down jacket, sleeping bag and walking pole if necessary.
  • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show
  • All our government taxes, vat, official expenses & service charges

What’s not Included

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos.
  • Your Travel insurance.
  • Food while you are in Kathmandu.
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic Drinks.
  • Hot shower during the trekking.
  • Tipping (expected by guides and porters, but not mandatory)

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01Kathmandu (1320m) Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). Upon arrival at the airport, you would be received by our representative and then transfer to hotel.
  • Day 02Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m) and then to Phakding (2640m.) We take early flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m.).After breakfast we start our trek to Phakding (2640 m.). We trek following a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi. Nupla (5885m) can be seen in a stone throwing distance on the opposite bank. In the late afternoon, we reach Phakding.
  • Day 03Phakding to Namche Bazzar (3440m.) Having breakfast at Phakding, we commence our trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.).The trail goes along the right bank of Dudh Koshi. Thamserku is standing majestically skyward on the opposite bank. We then reach Bengar. The trail now climbs from the riverbed on the left bank into the mountain, through a forest to Chumoa. We continue along the trail with many ups and downs; cross a stream, and pass by the tiny village Monjo. We then come to Sagarmatha National Park Service where a park entrance fee is to be deposited. We follow a short walk along the riverbed of this V-shaped valley where the river forks Dudh Koshit to the right Bhote Koshi to the left. Now we begin steep ascent to Namche Bazar. On the way, we would have excellent views of Everest (8848m) and Lhotse (8516m.).Surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges, Namche Bazar (3440m) is a central hub of the area for food, trekking gears and other necessary goods.
  • Day 04Acclimatization at Namche Bazzar We take rest at Namche Bazaar (3440 m.) for acclimatization. It is considered as an ideal place for acclimatization to the high altitude before heading towards Tyangboche. We go up to Khhumjung monastery. It is a small settlement of Sherpa community. We enjoy the splendid view of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, Kwangde and so on from here. While returning to Namche, we would visit Museum just above the town that exhibits Sherpa culture.
  • Day 05Namche Bazaar to Khumjung (3780m.) Taking breakfast at Namche Bazaar, we would be heading towards Khumjung (3780m.). The route starts by climbing up to the Shyangboche airstrip just above the airstrip is the Everest View Hotel, a Japanese scheme to build a deluxe hotel with great views of the highest mountains on Earth. Overnight at Khumjung.
  • Day 06Khumjung to Dole (4040m) Leaving Khumjung we have a choice of two trails up to Mong La. The left one goes trough the rocks, steep up. The right one is used as yak trail. Both the trails join just before Mong La. After steep down to Phortse Tanga, the trail goes gently to Dole passing through patches of birch and rhododendron forest where the elusive musk deer can sometimes be seen.
  • Day 07Dole to Machermo (4410m). Today we would be trekking from Dole to Machermo (4410m.). Walking along the alpine meadow enjoying yaks and alpine highland birds and flowers, with view of Cho Oyu (8153m) to the North is rewarding one. Overnight stay at machermo.
  • Day 08Machermo to Gokyo Lake (4750m). We climb up the moraine on the far side of the village and then walk gently downhill to the village of Fanka. The path enters a very steep region where the path is cut into a cliff. Arrive at the foot of a rock staircase and begin the slow climb upwards. We then enter at a wooden bridge over the Dudh Kosi and mark the first of the Gokyo Lakes, populated with its amazing high altitude ducks. Just before Gokyo, there is a chautara (resting place) covered with prayer flags. Gokyo village can be seen from here.
  • Day 09Gokyo Lake to Gokyo Ri (5,333m.) and back to Gokyo Lake We climb up to the top of Gokyo Ri early in the morning to have stunning views of the upper Gokyo valley, the massive Ngozumpa Glacier and an incredible panoramic view of the whole Khumbu Himalayas like- Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu (8481m), Cho-Oyu (8153m) and Gychung Kang (7922m) and many more.
  • Day 10Gokyo to Tagnag (4661m) We trek down from the Gokyo Valley to Tagnag. Along the way, we experience the Himalayan culture and life. We cross the crevassed glacier and reach the lateral moraine at a far. The village is just below a small cliff.
  • Day 11Tagnag to Dzongla (4830m) via Cho La Pass (5330m). We leave Tagnag following the path alongside the stream through the yak pastures. On the way, we can see the Cho La. We make our attempt to top the Cho La (5,420m.). Overnight stay at Dzongla.
  • Day 12Dzongla to Lobuche (4930m) Leaving Dzongla, we climb up for about 20 minutes up, and then gently follow the path to Lobuche. Overnight stay at Lobuche.
  • Day 13Lobuche (4900m.) to Gorakshep (5180m.) Trek from Lobuche (4900m.) to Gorakshep (5180m.). We will have our lunch at Gorakshep and walk to Everest Base Camp (5486m.). We will spend some hours in the Everest Base Camp and back to Gorakshep. We trek on glacier and snow capped rocks. We would also see many small frozen lakes around the Everest Base Camp.
  • Day 14Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and then to Pheriche (4243m.) Today we trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and then to Pheriche (4243m.) We climb Kala Patthar (5545m.) in the morning to enjoy the view of sunrise. Besides, we would also have a panoramic view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku and many more. There is telephone service at Pheriche from where one can make telephonic conversations to any part of the world. The town of Pheriche is known as windy town as the flow of wind is high at all times. Pheriche is also popular due to the establishment of Himalayan Rescue Association Aid Post where foreign volunteer doctors provide medical treatment to trekkers as well as local people.
  • Day 15Pheriche to Phortse (3750m.)Now we trek from Pheriche to Phortse (3750m.). On the way, one can have a look at wild animals like mountain goat, musk deer and many species of himalayan birds. There are monasteries as well at Pangboche and Phortse which were believed to have been constructed during the 16th century. The Pangboche village has also gained its popularity for highest settlement on earth.
  • Day 16Phortse (3750m.) to Khumjung (3790m.)We trek from Phortse (3750m.) to Khumjung (3790m.).The trail here descends for early twenty minutes and ascends up steeply for almost one hour to Mongla (4000m.). From this spot, you can see the panoramic view of Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kusum Kangaru, Konde-Ri and Tawache peak. Now the trail descends and ascends frequently up to Khumjung. The Khumjung village is said to be the largest settlement of Khumbu region. There is well-equipped high school built by Edmund Hillary in 1960. Besides, there is an old monastery where the skull of Yeti is believed to have been preserved.
  • Day 17Khumjung to Thame (3800m.) It is our turn to trek from Khumjung to Thame (3800m.). At Thame, one can visit many ancient monasteries. One can experience the real Sherpa culture at Thame.
  • Day 18Thame to Monjo (2835m.) Today we trek from Thame to Monjo (2835m.). While trekking from Thame to Monjo we come across Sherpa settlements and interact with the friendly Sherpa people. Upon arrival at Monjo, we get into one of the best lodges of the area.
  • Day 19Monjo to Lukla (2800m.) Having lunch at Monjo, we trek to Lukla (2800m.). En route, we gradually descend along the bank of Dudh Koshi River. We would have plenty of opportunities to walk over suspension bridges.
  • Day 20Lukla to Kathmandu We board our early flight to Kathmandu from Lukla. Upon arrival at TIA, we would be received by our representatives and transfer to hotel. In the evening we serve you farewelldinner in Nepal typical restaurant.

Departure Dates

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28 September, 2017 17 October, 2017 US $1800 Available Book Now
07 October, 2017 26 October, 2017 US $1800 Available Book Now
14 October, 2017 02 November, 2017 US $1800 Available Book Now
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07 November, 2017 26 November, 2017 US $1800 Available Book Now
14 November, 2017 03 December, 2017 US $1800 Available Book Now
21 November, 2017 10 December, 2017 US $1800 Available Book Now
28 November, 2017 17 December, 2017 US $1800 Available Book Now
07 December, 2017 26 December, 2017 US $1800 Available Book Now
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28 December, 2017 16 January, 2018 US $1800 Available Book Now
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07 March, 2018 26 March, 2018 US $1800 Available Book Now
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07 May, 2018 26 May, 2018 US $1800 Available Book Now
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28 May, 2018 16 June, 2018 US $1800 Available Book Now
07 June, 2018 26 June, 2018 US $1800 Available Book Now
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07 September, 2018 26 September, 2018 US $1800 Available Book Now
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Hotel and Accommodation on Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking:

While in Kathmandu, your accommodation is at standard hotels ( Attached Bath, A/C, 24 hours running hot/cold shower) similar of 3 star standard hotel and while in trek, your accommodation is at Mt. Lodge and local tea houses, they are clean and comfortable. Our entire accommodation is at twin share unless stated but single supplement accommodation is also available on personal request at the additional cost of US$- 200. Do let us know if you want to upgrade your accommodation in Kathmandu or in Major city.

Meals and drinks on Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking:

The meals while you are on trek are included on our package and they are taken in lodges; we will have breakfast and dinner at the lodge where we stay overnights and our will guide will choose and stop for lunch on available place every day on trek and we recommend you to bring water purification pills since you will have normal water for free, then you can have the normal water and use the medicine and drink however you have options of buying bottled water or boiled water in every places as well. There will also be farewell dinners for guests in Kathmandu.

Transports used on Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking:

We will provide private vehicles for the airport transfers and sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and return.

Electricity and battery charges on trek:

There are electricity available in some of the villages on our Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking where you can re- charges your camera batteries and there is solar power in some villages we trek through and you can recharges your batteries in those places as well if they have enough power and we suggest you to have spare batteries as well and you will have to pay some for recharging batteries.

Luggage/Bag pack on Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking:

Your main luggage will be carried by porters on trek and you simply carry a day pack with water bottle, camera, sun-screen, spare jacket, and etc, during the trek, as small loads allows you for full enjoyment of the trek. A trek bag is ideal for your main luggage, plus a small lockable bag for travel clothes or anything that you do not need during trek which you can leave at hotel’s locker room/safe deposit box in Kathmandu for free of charge. Weight allowance at Nepal’s domestic airlines is 15 Kg including your hand bag; excess weight is chargeable at USD 1 or more which is extra on our tour cost.

Guide/Porter on trek:

We provide trained trekking guide (handles the logistics and guides you and your team on the trek) and porters, a porter for each 2 trekkers and a porter carry about 20 Kg (10 Kg from each trekker) and if there are more than 10 people in the group then we will provide you additional guide for the group.

Group Size, guide and crew member:

Welcome Nepal Treks organize Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking for single people to maximum 15 people at once or even if you have more than 15 people then we can split the group in to two or more groups (according to the number of trekkers) however you all can walk together and stay at same guest house and there are only different guide, and there are 1 guide up to 10 people and 2 guide for 11-15 people and a porter for each 2 trekkers. Else, join our estimated group departure dates available online or ask us with your personal dates, we will open group date on the same date. 

Join a fixed date group trek or private departure:

The Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking is available on both fixed departure and private basis, If you are looking for a group to join then please check our fixed departures dates and ask for availability or if you would like to travel independently, or with your friends, families & colleagues then you are invited to choose any date like every day at your convenient timeframe for any number of people.

Personal expenses on trek:

Personal expenses depend largely on your habit and as the meals are included on our Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking cost ,so, you only need money for table drinks (alcoholic/non alcoholic beverages), snacks while walking (some smaller shops are available along the trail in the areas), tips, souvenirs, hot shower (available in some places), and meals ( A meal cost 5-7USD in Kathmandu) for your Kathmandu stay, entrance fees ( approx: 25USD) while your tour in Kathmandu, if you do not drink alcohol and sopping then 12-15USD per day should be enough for the hot drinks, shower and snacks on trek and Tips are appreciated by your support team after the trek. The amount depends on your budget and appreciation of their work. As a suggestion, we advise you to allocate 10 - 15% of the total tour cost as tips to the staff and you can do this if you feel the services have been good.

Gears available in Kathmandu:

It's not necessary to spend a lot of money buying equipment for the Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking in your country as Majority of these gears can be bought at reasonable rates in Kathmandu.

Best Time to Trek Gokyo Chola Pass:

The best time to trek to the Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking is spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). The temperature is moderate in these seasons and guarantees amazing views through the trip. Although this trek can be undertaken during winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone.

Insurance/Rescue/Evacuation:

In case of a serious sickness or a casualty while you are on Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking  (which we believe will not happen), we will do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital to save your life (this has happened to us few times) and you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation/rescue, so, please make sure that these expenses are covered by your insurance policy before assigning for the trek or be prepared to pay on your own after getting back to Kathmandu. Ensure that you’ve insured yourself before doing the trip, Common sense dictates this, it’s good for you and please visit Nepal Travel insurance page for more info about it.

In event of flight cancellation/ delayed in/out Lukla:

If flight will get cancelled, then we will reschedule your flight for the following day. (Subject to availability). However, in a group, we could also hire a helicopter to fly in/out to Lukla to start/ end the trek as per the planned date and time and cost of helicopter flight is your own expenses. Helicopter flight will cost minimum of US$- 500 per person depending on group size. To cover this helicopter flight expenses, you are kindly requested to come with travel insurance that covers the flight cancellation for minimum of US$- 500 for a day so that you could claim for the flight cancellation once returned from the trip, and we will make documentation for this as per your require to submit to your insurance.

Booking and payment:

You are required to make 30% (non refundable) payment in advance in order to confirm and book Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking along with your passport copy and flight detail (Arrival detail, flight name, number and time) and the remaining 80% balance is payable when you arrive in Nepal and you have options of paying the advance by bank transfer or credit card, so, do let us know which modes of payment is convenient for you then we will forward the detail for payment.

Trip Extensions:

In addition of Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking, we organize extensions both within Nepal and other neighboring countries like Bhutan and Tibet of you have time and want us to arrange your extensions tours, you may do water rafting or a jungle safari, Pokhara tour or Lumbini Tour in Nepal or Bhutan or Tibet tour.