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  • Everest Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking

Everest Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking


Trip Information

Adventure Pilgrims Trekking offers the magnificent view of Everest region is a thrilling adventure to the Everest or the Khumbu region is justifiably the most famous of all the trekking and mountain regions.Following the footsteps, to main Sherpa heartland, this Everest Gokyo Chola pass Trekking gives you an opportunity to put your foot on the base of worlds highest mountain Mt. Everest. The flora and fauna are other ornaments of the Sagarmatha National Park. The story of the yeti is still a mystery in the world from the Khumbu region. Populated by the Sherpas, the attractions of this area are the majestic mountains, the high mountain villages, charming monasteries and the congenial people. This area includes the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest (8,848 m.) and many other peaks of altitude 8000m. and above, such as Lhotse, Cho Oyo, and Makalu.

Justifiably acknowledged as one of Nepal's most famous treks to the Khumbu Mountains and 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 view

This trek gives you the grand tour of the famous Khumbu valley. This is a strenuous trek leading to Gokyo Lake and over the Cho La at 5,430m making a circuit of Tawache (6,367m.) and Cholatse (6,440m). Emerging into the Khumbu valley above Lobuje the trail continues up to Kala Patthar and then back to Lukla via Tengboche and Namche Bazaar. The small herding settlement of Gokyo (4750m) lies on the banks of the third lake in a series of small turquoise mountain lakes and on the ridge above Gokyo, the four peaks above 8000m of Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu expose themselves. In addition to this, you can have a look at the tremendous ice ridge between Cho Oyu and Gyachung (7922m), considered one of the most dramatic panoramas in the Khumbu region. There are many options for additional exploration and high-altitude walking, including the crossing of Cho La, a 5420m-high pass into Khumbu and a hike to Gokyo Ri. Breathtaking mountain vistas are complemented by visits to Sherpa villages, homes and monasteries offering you an insight into the quiet, but culturally vibrant Sherpa way of life.

Adventure Pilgrims Trekking never say you are experience trekkers. But some other company ask the this trip is for experienced trekkers only, it is not true when you do not start how you will be experience?? 

We have designed this itinerary for every one!! The Gokyo Lake Trekking itinerary offers a challenging route to Everest Base Camp (5,367m), with a longer, tougher trek on a more remote route. The Gokyo Lakes route to Everest Base Camp Trek offers a more serene view of the Himalaya and Everest. The Goyko Valley is noticeably quieter and unspoilt, far from the madding crowd on the Everest Trail. You will cross the Cho La pass and marvel at the views from Gokyo Ri on the way to Kalar Patar and Base Camp itself. Your views of Everest's spectacular summit will be all the more rewarding with the knowledge of the trek that has gone before.

Make sure you check what’s included when choosing your trip to Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lakes. Due to the strenuous nature of the triple always deal with private groups and individual trekkers and travelers to ensure you get the plenty of personal support from our trek staff. We have designed the trip to ensure that you have acclimatization days in Namche Bazaar and Gokyo – at high altitude, this can make all the difference. Plus, we also include 19 breakfasts throughout the trip.

We know that a network of local trek staff can be a great support on any strenuous trek. You’ll have an experienced Local guide, a senior assistant leader of similar capability, up to three guides and one porter for every two passengers, to ensure that you have a hearty team full of friendly and knowledgeable faces to assist you along the way. We are serious about porter welfare.

The Gokyo Lakes itinerary offers a very challenging route to Everest Base Camp, with a longer, tougher trek. The route past Gokyo Lakes is a less frequented trail, which is ideal for the experienced trekker. Your first stop is the bustling capital of Nepal, Kathmandu. You have time to wander the narrow streets here, and will be able to discover the temples and Stupa that provide much intrigue in this fascinating city. After exploring Kathmandu you fly to Lukla from where your trek to Everest commences. You trek first to Namche Bazar, and from there you take a different route to Base Camp itself. From Namche Bazar, you follow the trail upwards to Dole and Machhermo through rhododendron and magnolia forests on your way to Goyko. As you are trekking the remote Gokyo Lakes and Nilbuk Caves are just some of the incredible views you will see. On arrival at the small town of Gokyo you have a day for acclimatization, here you climb Gokyo Ri and marvel at the surrounding views, before continuing onwards and upwards.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01 : Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m.) and it takes about 40 minutes. 
Trek from Lukla to Phakding (2640 m.) which takes approximately three hours. You transfer to the domestic airport for your flight to Lukla. Lukla is a small town with an airport. There are few tea shops, lodges, hotels and general stores. You begin today's trek from Lukla following a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi river. Nupla (5885m) can be seen in the distance on the opposite bank, is a peak atop the Kongde Ridge. You descend a mountainside path that merges into your route to Everest, with views to a valley to your right; and at its far end, Kusum Kang (6367m.) The Dudh Kosi approaches as you pass a Mani wall and arrive at Ghat Tea house. You continue along a small path with many climbs and descents following the left bank of Dudh Koshi to Phakding. Stay Overnight in Phakding.

Day 02 : Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.) it takes approximately five hours. 
The trail starts along a level path along the right bank. Thamserku looms skyward on the opposite bank. You cross a stream and climb the terraced hill from the Dudh Koshi route, to arrive at Bengar. The trail now climbs from the riverbed on the left bank into the mountain, through a forest to Chumoa. You continue along a path with many ups and downs; cross a stream, and pass by the tiny village of Monjo. Now you descend the path of stone steps and return to the right bank over a wooden bridge. After a short climb you come to Jorsale's Tea house and hotel, also stop at the National Park Service where a park entrance fee is collected. After your departure from Jorsale, you enter a forested mountainside. You follow a short walk along the riverbed of this V-shaped valley where the river forks - the right is the Dudh Koshi and the left is the Bhote Koshi that leads to Nampa La. After short distance along the Bhote Koshi, begin the steep ascent to Namche Bazar. As the mountain path zigzags uphill, you will emerge at a ridge top rest area that offers excellent views of Everest (8848m) and Lhotse (8516m.) The climb eases somewhat, and Namche Bazar appears ahead as you travel along the path surrounded by pines. Pass the plateau where the Saturday bazaar is held and enter the village. Namche Bazar (3440m) is surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges and opens out only where it faces the Bhote Koshi. The village is a central hub of the area and food, sundries and even mountain climbing equipment may be purchased here, Over night at lodge. 

Day 03 : Rest day at Namche Bazaar (3440 m.) for acclimatization.
Namche is tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu and has an abundance of lodges, tea shops and souvenir shops as well as a magnificent outlook. It is an ideal place to spend a rest day for acclimatization to the high altitude before heading off towards Tyangboche. For the acclimatization you walk Up To Khhumjung where you can visit monastery. Khhumjung is densely populated by Sherpa community. You can also enjoy the splendid views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, Kwangde and so on. Or you can have an hour walk up to the Syangboche (3800m.) where Everest View Hotel is situated above Namche for the outstanding view of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. .There is also good views from the National Park Centre and Museum just above the town. This museum exhibits Sherpa culture. Over night at Lodge.

Day 04 : Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3867 m.) which takes about five hours. 
Leave the village for a climb to the top of a ridge and level mountain path that offers an excellent panorama of Thamserku, Kantega, and Kusum Kangrib. To the right there is a steep cliff that drops down to the Dudh Koshi, faintly visible on the valley floor below. Make your way around a branch ridge, and Ama Dablam (6812m) Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse (7855m) and Tawoche (6501m) suddenly appear. After a gentle descent the mountain path ends; you will come to the fork leading to Gokyo. You descend past two tea houses through the village of Trashinga. Though you cannot see it, you can hear the Dudh Koshi and soon you descend to the river and arrive at Phunki Tenga. It is a long climb to Tyangboche; the first half is especially steep. As you climb through the forested zone, the incline eases and a splendid view appears. You continue climbing the mountainside diagonally until you come to the stone gate built by lamas which marks your entry into Tyangboche (3860m). You may use the large plateau in front of the splendid monastery as your campsite. There are a lodge and hotel managed by the National Park Service. Tyangboche is an important lookout point on this course, and the sunset on Everest and Ama Dablam is especially beautiful. Over night at lodge. 

Day 05 : Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4260 m.) which takes approximately five hours. 
Leave Tyangboche and the Khumbu mountains as a backdrop-and descend a rhododendron covered area to emerge to a pleasant level area. Being welcomed by a long Mani stone wall you enter the village of Deboche. You continue to Minlinggo and leave the mountain path to cross over a suspension bridge to the left bank of the Imja Khola. Climb the mountain path while looking up at Ama Dablam and Kantega (6779m) as they appear on the opposite bank. Ascend the Shorten Lined Route, come to a fork, the upper path passes Pangboche and a monastery, take the lower path to Pangboche Olin and its stone wall-enclosed potato field. Pass through the village and cross a stream to a path skirting a rocky area to terraced hills along the riverbank. The trails climb slowly, winding above the Imjatse River, to a big Mani Stupa. From here, the walk is fairly moderate as you enter the Imjatse Valley beneath the mighty peaks of Ama Dablam, Nuptse and Lhotse with views of the eastern snow capped mountains including the Island Peak or Imjatse (6,189m). Dingboche is a beautiful patchwork of fields enclosed by stone walls protecting the crops of barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold winds and grazing animals. Over night lodge.

Day 06 : Rest day at Dingboche (4260 m.) for acclimatization. 
This is a remarkable day for acclimatization. There are some breathtaking views of the North face of Ama Dablam and the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge as you explore this beautiful valley that leads up to Island Peak. The walk is short with a good chance to relax in the afternoon. You have another option as you can hike Up To Chhukum. From here you can enjoy the panoramic view of Island peak, Ama Dablaml, Makalu, Tawoche peak and others. On the same day you come back to Dingboche and have rest. 

Day 07 : Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4930 m.) which takes about five and half hours.
The onward journey leads north for up to 50-minutes until you come to a Mani-Prayer Stupa. The trail is gentle looking down to Pheriche village below. Today's walk offers views of the Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam and to the north-Pokalde (5741m), Kongma Tse (5820m) and the great wall of Nuptse. After two hours walk, the trail from Pheriche joins near Dugla (4595m) before a small wooden bridge over the river of Khumbu glacier. You stop at Dugla, for lunch, before continuing for an hour up a steep hill to the top, where there are views of Mt. Pumori and other peaks west of Everest. After a short break, continue trekking up to Lobuche, hidden and sheltered from the wind. 

Day 08: Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5486m.) via Gorakshep (5180m.) and it takes about seven hours
Trek up the valley following the rocky moraine path, view icy glacial pond and icebergs down below of Khumbu glacier. After the last rocky moraine dunes, a short downhill walk brings you to Gorakshep, the flat field below Kala Patthar (5545m) and Mt. Pumori (7145m.) Gorakshep is the location of the original Everest Base Camp with the new camp being further up the valley. Now the trail winds through rocky path and Khumbu glacier. The view of Nuptse, Lho-La and Khumbutse appears at the front of you. Sometime the avalanche can be seen on the way. After a great moment, you retrace back passing through Khumbu glacier with magnificent views of Lobuche, Cholatse, Mt. Pumori and Tabuche

Day 09 : Trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and trek to Dzongla 4830mt.) and it takes about six hours
You accomplish an early morning climb to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and enjoy the view of sunrise. From Kala Patthar you can have a panoramic view of Mt. Everest and many other mountain peaks like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku and many more, After Lobuche across the river and gradually Up to DZongla .stay Overnight at Lodge. 

Day 10: Trek from Dzongla Via Chola Pass 5360mt To Dragnag 4700mt) which takes approximately 6 hours. 
Early mooning Guide will Advise for the condition of weather and day dress up for Chola pass , it is ascending from Dzongla to the Top of chola pass 5420mt. 2 hours to the top , then all most the way descend from theChola pass , to Dragnag . stay overnight at Dragnag.

Day 11: Trek from Dragnag to Gokyo 4790mt) It takes about 3 hours.
It is a short walk to the village of Thangna, situated at the shore of the Ngozumpa Glacier. Hole few hour trek to Gokyo with Choyu Glassier among the trail to Gokyo . Today most beautiful walk on Glassier valley with miracle view of mountain around by us. With small glassier lake of Ice and stay over night at Gokyo.

Day 12: Trek from Gokyo-Climb Gokyo RI to Dole 4200mt it takes 7/8 hour.
Gokyo Ri looms above the village on the northern edge of the lake and you leave camp just after first light, following a steep path up the hillside. As you climb, the summits of Everest, Lhotse and Makalu slowly come into sight and the view from the summit of Gokyo Ri itself is one of the finest to be had in the Everest region. Some say it is even better than that from Kala Patthar After summit gokyo rii, Back to hotel Breakfast and walk to Dole . stay overnight at Dole 4200mt.via Machherma village.

Day 13: Trek from Dole to Namche Bazaar3440mt.) it takes about 5/6 hour.
Soon after leaving Dole the trail Descend to a large Chorten on top of a ridge. The trail then descends slightly towards Tenga(Tongba)before ascending up to Phortse tenga (Mongla (4000m.). From here, you can see panoramic views of various mountains. Your trail then steeply descends passing through Phortse Tenga and from there, the trail climbs steeplyto Namche,, through rhododendron and birch forest festooned with hanging mosses and lichens. Stay overnight at lodge.Namche.

Day 14: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Phakding it takes about 5/hours. 
The trails descend steeply for early one and half hours. After that, the path has small ups and down to Phakding(2610m) stay over night at Phakdin

Day 15 : Phakding to Lukla, it takes 5 hours . 
To lukla via several village with Dudh Koshi river and holu monument of Buddhism on the trail. Stay overnight at Lukla . Our Experience about the flight From Lukla . if you are able to rich early morning from Phakding to Lukla please if still you are able to take plan do it same day of your arrive in Lukla . we never knows the weather tomorrow. "So special this is our Advise " "Decision is yours"

Day 16: Early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. It takes 40 minute flight as Mountain flight.

What's Included

Included in the Cost

  • Airport pick-up and drop off services
  • Trekking guide
  • Porter/s (1 porter can carry two people's luggage up to 25 kilograms)
  • Entry permit for Sagarmatha National Park
  • Trekkers' Information Management System(TIMS) card
  • All land transportation (from hotel to airport and from airport to hotel)
  • All meals 3 times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Accommodation in Tea Houses (lodges) during the trek
  • Necessary equipment such as sleeping bags, down jackets, etc.
  • Rescue Assistance
  • Necessary insurance for trekking staff
  • First Aid kit
  • Flight ticket from Kathmandu to Lukla and from Lukla to Kathmandu for all participants including Nepali staff
  • Airport tax at Kathmandu domestic airport and Lukla airport

Not Included in the Cost

  • Nature of personal expenses
  • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
  • Tips
  • Hotel Accommodations and meals in Kathmandu
  • Weather permitted flight delays etc.
Trip Price

US $ 1,790 per person

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Trip Fact

  •    Duration: 16 Day(s)
  •    Trip grade: Adventure
  •    Activities: Trekking
  •    Group size: Min 1


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