Gokyo Lakes with Chola Pass and Everest Base Camp
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The trek to Gokyo Lakes with Chola pass and Everest Base Camp is another interesting and adventurous journey around Khumbu region. The trek offers you a spectacular view of the region along with a chance to enjoy the thrill of being at the highest altitude and enjoy the scenic beauty of snow-capped mountains around. The major attraction of the trek is Gokyo Lake, Chola Pass, Kala Patthar and Everest Base Camp. The walk through the region provides you with a delightful and close view of Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, Mount Cho yo, Mount Nuptse, Mount Ama Dablam, and others.
The trek passes through traditional Sherpa villages where you can know more about Sherpa’s festival, culture, tradition, and lifestyle. You can also enjoy local traditional dishes at tea houses during the trek. You can also relish the beauty of rhododendron, birch and pine forest along the way. Rare species of flora and fauna spotted around Sagarmatha National Park adds charm to the scenic beauty. You can also cherish the exquisite beauty of Gokyo Lakes and large glaciers like Ngozumba and Khumbu glaciers. The trek takes you to high Chola Pass from where you can have a spectacular view of mountains and stunning beauty of Himalayan landscapes.
- Ascend Gokyo Ri and Kalapatthar for stunning mountain views from Mt.Everest to Mt.Choyo.
- Explore Sherpa culture its land in the Everest region.
- Blend our Gokyo Lakes and Everest Base Camp treks with an amazing crossing of the Cho La pass.
- Rare species of flora and fauna spotted around Sagarmatha National Park.
- Cherish the exquisite beauty of Gokyo Lakes and large glaciers like Ngozumba and Khumbu glaciers.
Arrival at Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and trek preparation (1,300m/4,264ft)
Fly to Lukla and head to Phakding (2,651m/8,700ft)3-4 hours
To Namche Bazar (3,440m/11,283ft)5-6 hours
Acclimatization Day (3,440m/11,283ft)
Trek to Dole (4,200m/13,779ft)6-7 hours
To Machhermo (4,470m/14,665ft)4-5 hours
To Gokyo (4,790m/15,715ft)3-4 hours
To Dragnak (4,700m/15,419ft)3-4 hours
To Dzongla (4,830m/15,846ft) via Chola Pass (5,420m/17,782ft)7-8 hours
To Lobuche (4,910m/16,108ft)4-5 hours
Gorak Shep - Everest Base Camp - Gorak Shep (5,140m/16,863ft)8-9 hours
Hike to Kala Patthar & trek to Pheriche (4,240m/13,910ft)8-9 hours
To Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft)7-8 hours
To Lukla (2,652m/8,700ft)6-7 hours
To Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft) 30-35minutes
What's included ?
- A porter and his entire expenses.
- Airport pickup and drop facility.
- All required local and government taxes.
- Breakfast,Lunch and dinner during the trek.
- Down jackets and sleeping bags (provided upon request).
- Fresh seasonal fruits after the dinner (while on the trek).
- Full day guided city tour in Kathmandu (Day 2) by a private vehicle.
- Insurance of guide and porter.
- Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight tickets
- Licensed, experienced and English speaking trekking guide.
- Lodge expenses during the trek.
- Stay in the city at finest hotel (3 nights twin sharing room at Kathmandu).
- Trekking permits/TIMS.
- Welcome and farewell dinner at one of the finest Nepalese Restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance.
What's excluded ?
- Cost incurred during the tour around the city.
- Extra porter charge.
- Nepal arrival visa.
- Cost for additional trips.
- Extra hot showers, wifi & battery charging on a trek.
- Travel insurance which covers emergency rescue and evacuation.
- Tipping to staffs (as an appreciation).
- Meals in the city except for breakfast and other mentioned special dinner.
18 Days Gokyo Lakes with Chola Pass and Everest Base Camp
3 star hotel in Kathmandu & tea house during trek
All meals included during the trek
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, we offer you pick up facility from the airport and manage your stay at the most comfortable hotel in the city. You get to meet the team of trekkers and together we prepare for the trek. At the evening we offer you lavish welcome dinner with authentic Nepali Cuisine.
We offer you a short trip to historical and cultural sites around Kathmandu valley: Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Stupa, and Pashupatinath temple. You can also do some souvenir shopping during the sightseeing. After sightseeing, we head back to the hotel and get our clothing and trekking equipment ready and prepare for the trek.
The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla lets you enjoy the beauty of green hills with a background of snowy mountain peaks. The trek begins from Lukla and we head towards Phakding passing through Cheplung village enjoying the sight of Mount Khumbila. We stay for the night at Phakding.
We walk the trail passing through pine forest and crossing Dudh Koshi River. We then reach the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. Moving ahead, we reach Namche Bazar, the famous Sherpa village. From Namche Bazar, we can have sight of Mount Everest and Mount Lhotse. We spend the night at Namche Bazar.
We stay for a day at Namche Bazar to adjust with the altitude condition. Namche Bazar is the main market area of the region with small local tea houses, restaurants, shops and trading areas around. We explore the areas observing the traditional and cultural Sherpa life. We can also choose to hike to Sagarmatha National Park from where the beautiful sight of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and others can be visible. Rare species of flora and fauna can be spotted along the way. We end the day thus and get a good night’s sleep in a hotel at Namche Bazar.
Ascending out of Namche past the kyangzuma, to the Mongla pass, from where we have a great view of the mountains – Mt.khumbila Mt.Thamserku, Mt. Ama Dablam and many other Himalayan giants. From here, we descend through lush rhododendron forests to the Dudhkoshi river and we start the steep climb to Dole. We spend the night in a lodge at Dole.
We take a walk uphill from Dole passing through local tea houses where we can rest and enjoy the scenic beauty. We then head north and can view snowy peaks around. The vegetation and human settlement in this area are sparse and is surrounded by rocky peaks. We then do some uphill and downhill climbing and reach Luza village. The trail ahead takes us to Machhermo which has few human settlement areas. We take good night’s rest at Machhermo.
The day’s destination is Gokyo valley where the trek passes through the uphill walk to the base of the rocky mountain. We then cross the bridge and reach the first Gokyo lake: Longponga Tsho. We take the trail ahead towards second Gokyo lake: Taujing Tsho. We then take a walk ahead through the glacier area and reach third Gokyo lake: Gokyo Tsho. Various lodges are scattered around the lakeside. We take a rest enjoying the breathtaking view of landscapes around. We spend the time exploring the lakes and glacier. We spend the night at one of the lodges in Gokyo.
We spend the day exploring the valley and adjusting the body to the changing environmental situation and increasing altitude. We take photographs enjoying the spectacular snowy beauty around. We hike around the glacier and up to Gokyo Ri from where you can see magnificent white capped mountains and six beautiful Gokyo lakes. We then walk down and return to the lodge. We spend the night at Gokyo Valley.
Leaving Gokyo lakes behind, we walk ahead through the Ngzumba glacier. The trek through the glacier is exciting as it is filled with icy trails. Various ice lakes and large ice chunks can be viewed along the way. We then head towards Dragnak. The day will spend exploring the area and stay the night at Dragnak.
We take a trail uphill and again move ahead through flat trail and finally walk down to the bottom of Chola Pass. We then cross the slippery icy trail and take a steep uphill walk to the top of Chola Pass. From the top of Chola Pass, we can view the wonderful scene of Gokyo valley. The area is decorated with colourful prayer flags. We then catch the trail downhill until finally reaching Dzongla. We will get good night’s sleep at Dzongla.
From Dzongla we take the trail downhill and continue the trek until reaching the trail to Everest Base Camp. The walk through the trail greets you with a magnificent view of mountainous ranges and glacial beauty. We then hike towards Khumbu glacier and explore the area. Heading ahead, we reach Lobuche and spend the night there at a lodge.
We take the trail uphill through Khumbu glacier towards Lobuche Pass. The trek passes through slippery rocky icy trails and glacier until finally reaching Gorak Shep that is located at the base of Kala Patthar. We then take the trail to Everest Base Camp. Upon reaching the Everest Base Camp, the spellbinding view of mountain peaks and colourful tents contrasted against the snowy beauty makes you forget the arduous journey. We explore the area for some time and then head back to Gorak Shep and spend the night there at a lodge.
We start the walk early in the morning and enjoy the closest view of Mount Everest. The magnificent mountain panorama lures you into taking more pictures. We head back to Gorak Shep and have our breakfast and then we'll head towards Pheriche. And we'll spend the night over there.
The trek passes through brightly coloured rhododendron trees and juniper trees. Walking ahead we cross Dudh Koshi river and pine forests, enjoying mountainous views along the way. We then reach Namche Bazar and stay there overnight.
We take the rocky trail downward toward Dudh Koshi river. Upon crossing the river we head towards Lukla crossing Monjo (Sagarmatha National Park entry and exit). Walking downhill and crossing the suspension bridge over Dudh Koshi river, we walk ahead to Phakding. From Phakding we catch the trail uphill until finally reaching Lukla. Upon reaching Lukla we give a rest to our aching body and spend the night in a lodge.
We take a flight back to Kathmandu and upon reaching Kathmandu we might roam around the city for some souvenir shopping. We organize farewell dinner for you and celebrate the successful completion of trek and exchange final greetings and wishes and prepare for final departure.
Today is the final day and we get ready for the departure. We offer you the facility to drop at the Tribhuvan International Airport. We exchange final greetings and wishes and hope to see each other next time as well. We wish pleasant journey and bid the final goodbye.
The given cost are per person and exclude international flights. Given below are the departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable then please
write us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.
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|29th Apr, 2018
||17th May, 2018