The Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lake Chola Pass trekking is one of the popular and challenging trekking also known as Everest circuit trekking which leads to the unique trek to the home of the legendary Sherpa people, on the foothill of the highest peak of the world, the Mt. Everest at 8848m. This trek is one of Nepal’s most challenging treks to the Khumbu Mountains & Sherpa the legendary ethnic community living in the high land of the region and takes you to sacred Gokyo Lake, situated in the highest point. Country) and a fantastic panoramic view of many mountains over 8,000m height such as Lhotse, Cho Oyo, Makalu and Gokyo valley. This unique trek gives you eyeful views of mountain vistas and glaciers and follows the highly praised trekking route through the Dudh Koshi to its source the Gokyo Lake to the west of the Everest Base Camp. The trek offers you enough opportunity to enjoy the amazing view of Mt. Everest including several other similar peaks and explore the Buddhists monasteries and shrines along with extraordinary wildlife
This excellent trek give to the experience of the breathtaking earth’s tallest Mt. Everest, the journey begins with exciting Himalayan flight to Tensing Hillary airport at Lukla from Kathmandu. Everest trail starts at the upper Phakding and follows the Dudh Koshi valley moving towards the settlement of Sherpa the bustling Namche Bazaar where we will be surrounded by stunning Himalaya views. All long this trail, the view of the villages area consist of magnificent forests of rhododendron, magnolia and giant firs. Everest Chola pass Gokyo trek explores around the breathtaking Gokyo valley which is located adjacent of the Khumbu along with diverse Everest Base camp. The magnificent view of highest peaks, from the west to east as Cho you (8,153m), Gyachung Kang (7,922m), Everest, Lhotse (8,501m) and further way Makalu stands through out your way. The eventual challenge during the Cho La Pass trek is the hike across Cho La Pass (5,420m), which covers both the Gokyo Lake and the Everest Base Camp area (EBC). During Cho La Pass trek there are some short and interesting ascend of Gokyo RI, Chukkung RI and Kalapathar with stunning views Mt Everest, Mt Lhotse, Mt Makalu, Mt Cho you and surrounding Khumbu mountain range. which is the highlight of the trip for the classic views of icefalls and glaciers of Mahalangur Himalayan range.
Everest Base Camp Cho-La Gokyo trail’s different shapes of Glacier Lake makes you over whelming and cracking sound of glacier make you fear love. Ngozumpa biggest glacier in the world is another highlight of this trek .The Himalayan rare species wildlife musk dear, Panda, Snow Leopard, mountain goat “Jharal”, colorful “Pheasants” national birds of Nepal can be viewed in this trek. Pine and juniper are the common forest of here as well as colorful rhododendron and magnolia flowers welcome you during the spring which has added the beauty in the trail. The monasteries can be found most of the villages, which makes you spiritual soul, and the flattering flags and Chorten can be seen everywhere. This trek demands a good trekking experience and very good physic as well as moral and applies to well train participants while trekking. Approaching the highest and most spectacular summit on earth and discovering of superb Gokyo lakes as well as maximum altitude view point are the greatest achievements of this EBC Gokyo trek. The unforgettable happiness is waiting your journey in this EBC Chola pass Gokyo Lake journey.
Day 01: Greetings at Kathmandu Airport
Day 02: A full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, the capital valley
Day 03: Flight KTM to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2652m) 2-3 hours.
Day 04: Phakding trek to Namche Bazzar (3440m) 5-6 hours
Day 05: Acclimatization day in Namche (3440m)
Day 06: Namche Bazzar trek to Tengboche (3867m) 5-6 hours
Day 07: Tengboche trekking to Dingboche (4360m) 5-6 hours
Day 08: Rest day in Dingboche for the acclimatization (4360m)
Day 09: Dingboche Trekking to Lobuche (4940m) 5 hours
Day 10: Lobuche – Gorakshep (5170m) – Everest Base camp (5364m) back to Gorak shep: 7-8 hours
Day 11: Gorak Shep trekking Kala Patthar (5545m) and back to Lobuche (4940m) 5-6 hours
Day 12: Lobuche to Dzongla (4830m) 3-4 hours
Day 13: Crossing Chola Pass to Thangnak 7-8 hours
Day 14: Thangnak trekking to Gokyo Lake 3-4 hours
Day 15: Gokyo explore and trekking down to Dole (4090m) 5-6 hours
Day 16: Dole trekking to Namche Bazzar (3440m) 6-7 hours
Day 17: Namche Bazaar trekking back to Phakding (2652m) 4-5 hours
Day 18: Phakding trekking back to Lukla (2,850) 2-3 hours
Day 19: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 20: Kathmandu free day ( weather day)
Day 21: Farewell Departure
Day 1:Greetings at Kathmandu Airport transfer to hotel
We will meet you at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to your hotel. When you have had your time to settle in and freshen up after your long fight, you will be invited to visit our office for a briefing about your program. You will have meeting with your trekking guide and discuss about the equipment needed for the trekking and we will process for the trekking permits. If you arrive at night we will have same discussion in next day morning after your breakfast.
Day 2:A full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, the capital valley 7 hour tour
The very next morning, after breakfast you will be taken for a full day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You can visit center of pilgrimage Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath, very ancient and essentially enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites. The biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhnath might make you feel calm and peace and visit Patan the city of fine arts and Durbar Square is full of Hindu temples and Buddhist monuments. On journey back to hotel, you can explore the local areas, gullies and lifestyle. After your dinner, you can perhaps take leisurely stroll through the famous streets like Thamel and Durbarmarg.
Day 3:Flight from KTM to Lukla (35 minute flight Distance 136.17km) trekking to Phakding (2652m) walking hours: 3 hours, Distance 8 km.
Early morning we flight from Kathmandu to Lukla via mountain flight of about 40 minutes scenic flight. With clear weather we get fantastic views of the mountains, including Everest as we enter deep gorge of the Dudh Kosi valley. You begin your trek from Lukla following a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River. Along the way you will have a view of Mt Nupla (5885m) Kusum Kangaru (6367m) and the Mount Kwongde Range. We then take an easy walk for about two hours to Phakding village for the overnight stop and rest of the time stroll around the village for local knowledge.
Day 4:Phakding trekking to Namche Bazzar (3440m) walking hours: 5-6 hours, Distance 11.3km.
From Phakding the trail follows the Dudh Koshi valley north, meandering through the pines, crossing it twice by small suspension bridges before reaching the village of Monjo the entrance gate of the Sagarmatha National Park. Beginning with a slight climb to Jhorsalle, the trail passes waterfalls and other culturally and naturally occurring items of interest. Villages are interspersed with magnificent forests of Rhododendron, Magnolia and fir. Along the way to you will be rewarded with your first glimpse of Kusum Kangru (6369m) Thamserku (6608m), Everest (8848m) and Nuptse (7879 m). A steep climb up to the beautiful village of Namche bazaar (3440m) will afford you further spectacular views and a comfortable place to spend the second night of the trek.
Day 5:Acclimatization day in Namche
Set in a natural amphitheatre looking across to the jagged ridge of Kongdi RI (6187m), Namche Bazzar is one of the most attractive settlements in the khumbu region. We will have a full day rest so that we won’t face any problem ahead. Today we make a short acclimatization trek up to Khumjung, a delightful Sherpa village above Namche. You have full day leisure for wonderful panoramic view or stroll around the market You can also enjoy the splendid views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, and Kwangde and so on.
Day 6:Namche Bazzar trek to Tengboche (3867m) walking hours: 5 hours, Distance 10.4km.
We start our trek with pleasant walk through the forest with magnificent view of mountains. We follow a spectacular path that traverses around the hillside high above the Dudh Kosi River. After walking one hour you will arrive in Phungithanga. The trail climbs past some water-powered prayer wheels and begins a sustained climb through a forest of tall, mature rhododendrons. Look out for musk deer and Himalayan tahr among the trees. The start of the Tengboche (3870m), the village is scattered across a wide, grassy saddle below a crescent-shaped ridge covered by scrub pines and firs. From the view point at the top of the hill, there are awe-inspiring views of distinctive peaks like Amadablam (6856m), standing proud of the massif containing Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7861m), Lhotse (8501m) and inspiring views of Himalayan giants. We visit the Buddhist Monastery at Tengboche, the largest in Khumbu region.
Day 7:Tengboche trekking to Dingboche (4360m) walking hours: 5-6 hours, Distance 12km
In the morning views of mountain and monasteries are spectacular in Tengboche. From Tengboche we head north and soon cross the Dudh Kosi river by way of a small suspension bridge which spans a deep chasm in the river valley. Follow the trail as far as Orsho and take the lower path along the west bank of the Imja Khola, through the forest of birches conifers and rhododendrons. As we follow the river northward the trails pass through several chortens and mani walls and small villages. 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. Dingboche is also the gateway to Chukung and farther beyond for the most challenging traverses towards Makalu area. We enjoy the beautiful array of fields enclosed by stone walls to protect the barley, buckwheat and potatoes. Overnight stay in Dingboche.
Day 8:Rest day in Dingboche for the acclimatization (4360m)
It is very important to spend an additional night here to aid to the acclimatization process. It can be along a short hike 400 m climb to the Nangkartshang Gompa on the ridge north of Dingboche. Good view of Makalau (8463 m) from here. You can go for a day walk like trek to Chhukung (4730m) is worth while which takes approx. 4/5 hours from Dingboche but it might ruin your rest. To the north of Dingboche, there are spectacular views of Lhotse’s huge South Face.
Day 9:Dingboche Trekking to Lobuche (4940m)walking hours: 5 hours, Distance 9km.
The trail follows a downward path to Pheriche village. It joins the trail below thungla beautiful views of cholatse across the valley. After another steep ascend the trail climbs up and over the terminal moraine of khumbu glacier. 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. The path follows a pleasant, grassy valley. Stark and rugged beauty creates almost moonscape campsite at Lobuche a wind swept collection of huts tucked in a narrow meadow between the glacier and the Lobuche peak. Tawoche and Nuptse are particularly spectacularly from Lobuche towering. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 10:Lobuche to Gorakshep (5170m), trekking to Everest Base camp (5364m) back to Gorak shep: walking hours: 7-8 hours, Distance 11.4km.
The first section of the trail from Lobuche follows the narrow gap between the glacial moraine and the mountain walls, past turn off to the Italian pyramid. Take time to detour to the edge of moraine to look over the Khumbu glacier. Along windy and rocky path with the wonderful view of Mt. Pumori, Nuptse and other magnificent peaks, we reach Gorakshep. Gorakshep is the location of the original Everest Base Camp with the new camp being further up the valley.
After lunch our adventure continues towards Everest Base Camp. The trail passes through over rocky dunes and moraine and streams. The Base Camp area provides an opportunity to experience the freezing and harsh conditions that mountaineers brave to summit this famous mountain. In Everest Base Camp the climbers gather for summiting Everest during the high expedition season. We explore base camp and its surroundings glacier and return back to Gorakshep.
Day 11:Gorak Shep trekking Kala Patthar (5545m) and back to Lobuche (4940m) walking hours: 5-6 hours, Distance 8km.
Mornings are usually sparkling and clear and this is the best time to climb the Kalapathar for one of the world’s definitive mountain views. We will be rewarded the 360 degree dramatic panorama views of Mt Everest and surroundings mountains like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku along with many other peaks.
You will have an easy walk for about 2hrs to reach Lobuche. Stark and rugged beauty creates almost moonscape campsite at Lobuche a wind swept collection of huts tucked in a narrow meadow between the glacier and the Lobuche peak. Tawoche and Nuptse are particularly spectacularly from Lobuche towering.
Day 12:Lobuche to Dzongla (4830m) walking hours: 2-3 hours, Distance 4 km.
From this route both Pheriche and Dhugla are visible as well as other good mountain views. We then follow the Lobuche Khola downstream where, after a while, we take a trail to the right heading off towards Dzongla. Stay overnight at the village of Dzongla.
Day 13:Crossing Chola Pass to Thangnak walking hours: 7-8 hours, Distance 13km
This day you start to walk early in the morning. You have to walk three hours to get on top of the Chola, before you get Chola-pass you have to be about 20 minutes on ice. The trek to the Cho La pass can be a rather difficult route. But on the way you will be able to experience the best part of your hiking; difficult but very worthy. In good weather you can cross the Cho La with no special equipments but warm clothing and an ice axe might provide added peace to mind. The path skirts around the ridge, staying mostly level.
Day 14:Thangnak trekking to Gokyo Lake walking hours: 4 hours, Distance 8km.
Today is your short day walk to Gokyo Lake. Its only two hours walk from Thangnak but its really beautiful walk through the Ngajumpa glacier. After crossing an iron bridge over an stream the trial levels out as it follows the valley past the first lake, known as Longpongo at 4690m, where we get chance to observe the Lama footprints on a stone.The second lake, Taboche Tsho mesmerizes us by the shimmering turquoise blue sheet of water sparkling in the sun. Little we reach the third lake, called Dudh Pokhari, linked by a surging stream to the previous one. Gokyo village stands by the third lake and Cho-Oyu Mountain. Above the lake provides panoramic views of Cho Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Lhotse, Makalu, cholatse and Tawache.
Day 15:Gokyo explore and trekking down to Dole (4090m) walking hours: 5-6 hours
Spend a day in Gokyo strolling around the lakes and hiking up to some of the mountain viewpoints nearby. Start your trek in morning and get to steep climb of about 30min to reach the top with its traditional prayer flags. View the Ngozumpa glacier, the biggest glacier of Nepal. Definitely we would not miss the chance to observe the fourth lake (Thonak Tsho) and fifth lake (Ngozuma Tsho). From where you will have a magnificent view of highest peaks, from the west to east are Cho you (8,153m), Gyachung Kang (7,922m), Everest ( 8848m), Lhotse (8,501m) and further way Makalu.
At afternoon trek down to Dole. It is possible to climb a ridge behind Dole for an even greater view of the valley.
Day 16:Dole trekking to Namche Bazzar (3440m) walking hours: 6-7 hours Distance 11.5 km
The trail first descends steeply out of the valley through beautiful rhododendron forests. We arrive in Phortse Thanga and crossing the river over a suspension bridge. We ascend up a sandy slope to the Dudh Kosi River. The route ascends to the valley of Dudh Koshi and down to Khumjung. Finally we reach the Namche valley.
Day 17:Namche Bazaar trekking back to Lukla (2850m) walking hours: 7 hours, Distance 19.4 km.
The descent from Namche to the Dudh koshi can be the hardest stage of the entire trek. The trail descends over the ridge past rocky cliffs and scattered pines to the tiny village of Tokthok. Although the path is all downhill, the unrelenting slope places massive impact on the knees. Once you cross the high suspension bridge, the path runs mostly level. We will work though rhododendron and pine forests with the view of distance snow covered peak before arriving Phakding.after lunch here we will continue gentle walking to Lukla, the trail drops steeply and runs level though out the day, enjoying the lush green scenery around and passing through the incredible mountain scenery and local Sherpa village arrival in Lukla, you will have time to stroll around the local areas and have a good shower.
Day 18: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.
Saying final goodbye to our porters, we will have a flight back to ktm of an exciting one hour. (It also can be a spare day in case of bad weather in Lukla which makes the Lukla flight delayed and cancel.) At the evening you can have your last night in Nepal enjoying the Nepali cultural dinner show exchanging greetings among friends and with all Nepalese people. You can buy some souvenirs.
Day 19: Free day in Kathmandu
Today you will have a free day in Kathmandu valley. Have some rest in your hotel. You can also take a leisurely stroll over the streets and buy some souvenirs and remembering from Nepal. At evening we will have a typical Nepali dinner accompanied with cultural shows.
Day 20:Farewell Departure
Today is free or last minute you have few hour special shopping for your relatives. If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing. We will drop you to the International airport to catch your flight back to your home and wish for your Safe journey.
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What’s included in the Cost:
- Airport / Hotel / Airport transfers by private vehicle.
- Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast.
- Guided Tour of Kathmandu City with expert tour guide and private vehicle
- Government license holder experienced, trekking guide (trained in Wilderness First Aid& altitude sickness) and porters (1 porter for between 2 trekkers basis) with their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance, clothing and medicine.
Round Trip flight ticket for Kathmandu Lukla Kathmandu.
- Tea house/Lodges Accommodation during the trekking
- Daily Meals chosen from the Menu (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
- Sagarmatha National Park fees.
Trekker’s information management system (TIMS) card fee.
- Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
- Adam Travel duffel bag. ( If you need, please let us know before you book the trip and remind us in our pre- meeting at our office)
- Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers
- Adam Travel Gifts (T shirt for Gents & Pashmina shawl for Ladies, Trekking certificates)
- Welcome/Fare well Nepali Dinner in Kathmandu
- All necessary paper works, office Service charge and all Government Taxes
Extra Cost to Consider:
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
- Nepal entry visa fee, you can get Nepal visa up on arrival in the Airport.
- International Airfare/Airport tax, City tour Sightseeing entry fees.
- Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water, hot and cold showers.
- Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera battery charging.
- Travel Insurance (Essential – Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ meters).
- Personal trekking gears
- Tips for tour/ trekking staffs and driver
- Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.