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Gokyo Ri, CHola Pass and Everest Base Camp Trek

Gokyo Ri, Chola Pass and Everest Base Camp Trek - 21 Days

Gokyo, Chola Pass and Everest Base Camp are a challenging and adventurous trek in the Everest Region of Nepal. The trek gives you the best opportunity to explore the amazing Khumbu region, the culture and life style of the mountain people and their warm hospitality. The trail of the trekking is unique and beautiful with forests of pine, rhododendron and panoramic views of Majestic mountain ranges. We will start with an early morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and then we will start our trek through Sherpa Villages, colourful Monastries, Gompas, Chortens and Mani. This is one of the detailed treks in the Khumbhu region as this trek takes us to all the main places of Kumbu Region. Gokyo and Everest valley is beautifully bridged by Chola Pass. Gokyo, Chola Pass and Everest Base Camp trek follows the same trail up to Namche. Gokyo Ri and Kala Patthar are the two vantage points for spectacular views of Mount Everest during this trek.

Gokyo Chola Pass trekking offer breathtaking views of Everest including several other peaks and also lets you explore the Buddhist Monasteries which are located in World’s highest elevation.

Gokyo Ri, Chola Pass and Everest Base Camp Trek - 21 Days
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Upon arrival in Kathmandu Airport, meet with our representatives and transfer to hotel.  After check in to hotel free time on leisure and briefing on the trek. In the evening proceed for welcome dinner hosted by our company.

Dinner included

Today you will be visiting for a half day sightseeing of the World Heritage Sites. You will be visiting Kathmandu Durbar Square and Boudhanath Stupa. After the sightseeing you have free time for trip preparation. You may wish to busy trekking grears such as jacket, trousers, hats, walking sticks, shoes, etc which is easily found near your hotel.

Breakfast included

Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2800m.) which takes about 25 minutes. Trek from Lukla to Phakding (2640m.) which takes approximately three hours. 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 mountain side on the left bank of the DudhKoshi River. You descend mountain side paths that merge into your route to Everest, with views to a valley to your right, and at its far end, Kusum Kang (6367m.) The DudhKosi approaches as you pass a Mani wall and arrive at Phakding.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m) which takes about four to five hours. This day you trek and cross the river on high suspension bridges. Beyond Monjo village (2800m) is the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park which was set-up in order to protect and preserve this fragile mountain environment. You then ascend quite steeply to Namche and along the way, if the weather is clear, catch a first glimpse of Mt Everest in the distance. Namche is the main trading village in the Khumbu region and holds a busy Saturday market.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

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 Tengboche tiny Village. For the acclimatization you walk up to Khunde Hospital which was set-up by Sir Edmund Hillary, or a one 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 are also good views from the National Park Centre and Museum just above the town.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Today we will trek to north towards Sanasa, but before that there is a view point which gives you a first view of Mount Ama Dablam, Lhotse Shar, Taboche Peak, Kangtega and Thamserku. At Sanasa a quiet side path leaves the trekking route to Everest Base Camp and crosses the slopes of Khumbila. Khumbila mountain is worshipped by Sherpa people and is believed that Khumbila is home of the patron God of Khumbu Region and is never climbed out of respect. You will continue on this path of Phortse Thanga, and after crossing the Dudh Koshi, you will arrive at the village of Phortse Thanga.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Today the trail climbs away from Phortse Thanga passing through pine and rhododendron forests and also crossing beautiful waterfalls and yak pastures. You will pass by some tea houses and the trail then ascents to a hill top. After some walk you will reach Luza from where the trails ascents more along the side of the valley and cross the higher pastureland and Chortens with prayer flags. From this place amazing views of eastern part of Gokyo valley, Mount Taboche and Mount Cholatse can be seen. After a short walk we will reach Machhermo.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Today is the day that offers you an outstanding mountain views together with mesmerizing series of turquoise blue glacial lakes. You will experience stunning views of the mountain and the beautiful and breathtaking blue lakes which is out of this world.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Today we will explore around Gokyo area for the stunning sights of mountains and trek to Gokyo Ri. It will be a tough walking day to reach to Gokyo Ri, but the sights from Gokyo Ri will make you forget all your hardship. Explore Gokyo Ri area.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Today we will trek down to Thangma. The total time we will trek today is around 4 to 5 hours. After reaching Thangma, we will settle on our Tea House and rest.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

After breakfast we will start our trek to Dzongla which has an elevation of 4840m. We will walk around 5 to 6 hours to reach Dzongla. On the way we will pass via Cho La Pass which is located at a height of 5240m. Arrive in Dzongla and rest in your tea house.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

After breakfast now you begin your trek to Lobuche which offers you panoramic view of the mountains along the way. The tea house at Dongla is a good spot to have lunch, before zigzagging up through the boulders of the glacier's terminal moraine. At the top of this climb there are many stone caves, built as memorials to the many Sherpa’s who have died while climbing Mt Everest. The path then climbs gently along the glacier, to eventually reach the cluster of houses at Lobuche.

After breakfast trek from Lobuche (4900m) to Gorakshep (5180m) takes about three and half hours. You will lunch at Gorakshep, and walk to Everest Base Camp (5486m). You will spend about 4 and half hours trek up to Everest Base Camp and back to Gorakshep. The trek is on glacier and snow-capped rocks. You can also see many small frozen lakes around the Everest Base Camp and return back to Gorakshep.

After breakfast, trek to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and back to Pheriche (4243m) takes about six hours. You accomplish an early morning climb to Kala Patthar (5545m) to 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. In Pheriche, there is foreign volunteer doctors are always available to provide medical treatment to trekkers as well as local people.

After breakfast trek to Tengboche (3870m) which takes almost five hours. During the trek you can have good views of the great peaks of the Khumbu including Mt Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

We are now almost at the end of our trekking as we are descending to Khumjung which is at a height of 3780m. Enjoy the beautiful walk on the trails to Khumjung and have a chance to experience the small village life in the area.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Today we will trek down to the village of Phakding. Enjoy the beautiful walk to Phading and arrive in your Tea House. Rest o the day you can explore the village of Phakding and interact with the locals.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Today will we will trek back enjoying the lush green scenery around and passing through the incredible mountain scenery and local Sherpa Village. After a long walk of 4 – 5 hrs we will arrive in Lukla and we will have time to stroll around the areas while the guides will reconfirm your flight ticket back to Kathmandu. Tonight we will celebrate and enjoy the dinner and overnight at Lukla.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

In the morning after breakfast fly back to Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel. You are free for the day to rest, explore or do some shopping.

Breakfast included

Today is a free day for you in Kathmandu. You can rest or relax or do some shopping in Thamel area which is the major tourist hub in Kathmandu.

In the evening we will take you for a farewell dinner to celebrate the successful completion of our trip.

Breakfast & Dinner included

Today, our respresetative will come to pick you up from your hotel to drive you to the Airport. Thank you for your visit.

Breakfast included

Cost Includes:

  • 04 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu in a 3* hotel inclusive of breakfast on a twin shared basis
  • 16 nights’ accommodation during Trek in a Tea House on a twin shared basis
  • All meals during trek (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Airport – Hotel – Airport Transfers (Arrival & Departure)
  • Guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu inclusive of entrance fees
  • 1 English speaking Trek leader/Guide
  • 1 Spanish Speaking Escort/guide throughout the trip
  • 5 Sherpas (Assistant Guide)
  • 10 Porters to carry your bags (1 porter for 2 guests)
  • Sleeping bags
  • Duffel bag and T- Shirt (Yours to keep)
  • Food, Accommodation, Salary, Insurance and equipment’s for all staffs
  • All necessary permits required for the trek
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner
  • üAll ground transfers on a comfortable private vehicle
  • Government, hotel and all applicable taxes

Cost Excludes:

  • International Airfare and taxes
  • Travel Insurance with rescue and emergency evacuation is mandatory
  • Kathmandu – Lukla - Kathmandu
  • Nepal Entry visa (Visa is obtained in Nepal Airport immigration on arrival. USD 30 for 15 days Visa, USD 50 for 30 days Visa and USD 125 for 90 days visa. All the visas are multiple entry visas. Please carry 02 passport sized photograph for the visa.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • All items of personal nature like telephone bills, laundry, drink etc.
  • Items such as hot water for shower/drinking; Mobile phone and camera charging etc will be extra during trek which can be paid to the tea house/lodge owner directly.
  • Tipping to guide and driver
  • Any other item that is not mentioned in the cost includes list.

Which country owns Mount Everest?

Mount Everest is part of the Himalaya and straddles the border of Nepal and China.

How hard is the trek to Everest Base Camp?

The Everest Base Camp Trek is considered to be of moderate difficulty. It typically takes two weeks to complete the trek, and although prior trekking experience is not a prerequisite, determination and physical fitness are recommended.

Is Everest Base Camp Trek worth it?

The Everest region is a stunning destination and a trek to Everest Base Camp is a goal for many trekkers. Reaching the base of the world's highest mountain is a remarkable accomplishment and well worth the effort. Many consider the advantages of trekking on busier trails to outweigh the drawbacks.

How much it cost for Everest Base Camp?

The cost of Everest Base Camp Trek is variable, ranging from US$1450 to $4500, depending on the route, the outfitter and their services. Luxurious trekking packaging and return by helicopter will be pricier than the standard packages.

Is Everest Base Camp Trek for beginners?

The trek is classified as Moderate in terms of difficulty level. However, Everest Base Camp Trek for Beginners may prove to be a bit challenging. Nevertheless, the trek can be finished with basic physical and mental fitness. You will traverse the rocky path with several ascents and descents.

Can you see Everest from Gokyo Ri?

A hike up Gokyo Ri, located at an altitude of 5,357 meters / 17,575 feet, is a must-do when visiting Gokyo. From the summit, you will be able to take in panoramic views of Mount Everest and the Ngozumpa Glacier, as well as the Gokyo Lakes and other renowned peaks such as Cho Oyu.

How long does the Gokyo Ri Trek take?


The Gokyo Ri Trek typically takes 19 to 21 days to complete. This includes the time spent in Kathmandu visiting various heritage sites, as well as the trek itself. The trekking portion of the trip includes several days of hiking up to Gokyo Ri and exploring the Gokyo Lakes. Once the trek is completed, the tourists return to Kathmandu.

How hard is Gokyo Trek?

The Gokyo lake trek is moderately difficult. Good physical condition and stamina are essential for this trek as it involves walking for several hours, not including the acclimation days. The rugged trails, steep terrains, and high passes can prove to be challenging.

Is Gokyo lake Worth?

The walk to Gokyo is challenging but rewarding, with clear and sunny days offering spectacular views of the mountains. Climbing Gokyo Ri 5380m reveals 360 degree views of the Everest Range, Cho Oyo and the Gokyo lakes, as well as the huge Ngozumpa glacier, making it well worth the effort.

How difficult is Cho La pass?

Chola Pass Trekking is renowned as a difficult trek. Many trekkers attempt it during the main season of Spring and Autumn, with varying degrees of success. However, some may find it too challenging.

Do you need crampons on Chola pass?

If you are trekking the Cho La Pass between the Everest Base Camp Valley and the Gokyo Valley during the winter months, you may want to bring or rent crampons as the pass is glacier covered.

Where is Cho La pass?

Cho La, also known as Gro La (Tibetan: གྲོ་ལ, Wylie: gro la), is a mountain pass in the Chola range of the Himalayas. It connects the Indian state of Sikkim with China's Tibet Autonomous Region, located approximately four miles north-west of Nathu La.

How do I get to Gokyo?

How to Reach Gokyo Lakes. By Air: You can take a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla to reach Everest Base Camp, from which you can begin your trek to Gokyo Lakes. By Road: If you are unable to fly, you can take a bus from Kathmandu to Jiri.

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  • duration Trip Duration : 21 Days
  • difficulty_level Trip Grade : Challenging/Demanding
  • accommodation Accommodation : 3 star hotels in Kathmandu; and Tea House during trek
  • altitude Max. Altitude : 5555m/18225ft
  • best_season Best Season : March, April, May, September, October, November

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