Gokyo Chola Pass Everest Base Camp Trek - 18 Days

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Gokyo Chola Pass Everest Base Camp Trek - 18 Days

Gokyo Chola Pass Everest Base Camp Trek - 18 Days Trip Highlights

  • Natural Beauty
  • Trekking
  • moderate adventure
  • Culture and tradition
  • Inhabitants of high lands.
  • Travel and cusine

Trip Description

Also know as Everest circuit Treking, Gokyo chola pass everest Base camp trekking is one of the most adventurous trekking route in the world. This trek begins from Lukla on to the way to high pass called Cho-La Pass at 5330 meters into Everest Base Camp. Starting trek from Lukla the way takes to Namchhe Bazzar. After One day acclimatization in Namche bazaar the next destination reached is Gokyo Lake. From Gokyo Lake you will climb Gokyo-Ri (5480m) from where you will have an oppourtinity to view the best scenery of mountains including Everest, Makalu and Cho Oyo. Then you will cross Chola Pass ((5330m) and reach at Dzongla. From Dzongla you will be move towards Gorakshep and the towards Kalapathar(5545m) from where you can have face to face acquaintance with the highest peak of the world the Mount Everest. Then next day trek way follows to Everest Base Camp. Then you return through Tyangboche, a holy place of ancient Buddhist monastery and Buddhist culture. You take a rest there and naturalize yourself with the scenery of Mt. Everest, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Kangega, Mt. Kwangde, Mt. Nuptse etc and back to Lukla airport. On the next morning you take flight to Kathmandu.

Gokyo Chola Pass Everest Base Camp Trek - 18 Days Itinerary

Day 01                   Arrival at Kathmandu
Day 02                   Sightseeing at Kathmandu valley and trip meeting.  
Day 03                   An early morning to Lukla from Kathmandu and trek to Phakding. (2610mtrs/8563ft).  Flight 30 minutes and walking 3 hours. O/N at lodge. 
Day 04                   Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11286ft). Walking 5/6 hours. O/N at lodge. 
Day 05                   Rest day for acclimatization and hiking upwards up to distance of 3400 to 3880 meters and
back to lodge.
Day 06                   Trek to Tangboche (3,900m) Walking 5/6 hourrs. O/N at lodge.  
Day 07                   Trek to Dingboche (4,440m) walking 5/6 hours. O/N at lodge.
Day 08                   Rest day for acclimatization and hiking upwards upto distance of 4,440 to 4700 metres and
back to lodge.
Day 09                   Trek to Lobuche (4,910) walking 4/5 hours. O/N at lodge.
Day 10                   Trek to Gorakshep ( 5,165m)  and EBC (5,364m) total 6/7 hours walking and back to lodge.
Day 11                   Early morning climb to Kalapathar and trek to Dzongla (4,843m) 5/6 hrs walking.
Day 12                   Trek from Dzongla and pass over Chola (5,360m) then descend to Dragna (4,600m) 6/7 hrs walking.
Day 13                   Trek form Dragna(4,600m) to Gokyo lake(5,383m) 3/4 hrs walking.

Day 14                    Early morning climb to Gokyo Ri (5,383m) and trek to Dole (4,040m) 6/7 hrs walking.
Day 15                   Trek to Namchebazaar ( 3,440)  6/7 hours walking O/N at lodge
Day 16                   Trek to Lukla 2,800m) 6/7 hours walking O/N at lodge. 
Day 17                   Flight back to Kathmandu 35 minutes, and transfer to Hotel with Bed & Breakfast plan. 
Day 18                   Departure from Kathmandu to your onward destination.

Day 01     Arrival at Kathmandu
                Welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport by our representative with company name on placard and direct transfer to hotel in Kathmandu (3 star). Our guide will brief you about next day plan on hotel.

Day 02    Sightseeing at Kathmandu valley and trip meeting.  
On this day, cultural city guide will meet you at hotel and he/she will guide you around the Kathmandu valley and you will visit to world heritage sites  Bhaktapur Durbar Square,Pashupatinath Temple,Boudhanath  Stupa and other cultural and traditional areas after completion of city tour we will return back to office and meet the team and other participant members and discuss over the trip and  we will give you a briefing about  tour and we will make sure your all the equipments are ready and in fine condition.


Day 03    An early morning to Lukla from Kathmandu and trek to Phakding. (2610mtrs/8563ft).  Flight 30 minutes and walking 3 hours. O/N at lodge. 
                This is the day where all the treks to Everest begins J .Your guide will meet you at hotel and you will be escorted to the domestic terminal of Tribhuvan International airport and take early morning flight to Lukla which is about 30 minutes from Kathmandu. In Lukla we will meet other staffs there we will set luggage for porters to carry. After that we will have a walk through the stone trails and forest observing the local villages and reach Phakding and stay overnight.
Note: All the flights to Lukla are scheduled early in the morning however sometimes due to weather problem flight may be delay at those situations we would like you to have patience.
 
Day 04    Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11286ft). Walking 5/6 hours. O/N at lodge.
                On this day we will take breakfast at nearly 7:30 am and without out any further delay we set out for another 5-6 hours walk to Namche Bazar.On the trail we will pass through various suspension bridges and cross the Dudh Koshi river.We will encounter villages like toktok, banker and monjo, Monjo is the getway to Sagarmatha National Park our guide will complete all the necessary formalities to enter to the Sagarmatha National Park. After 15 minutes walk we will arrive at Jorsale and will take lunch there after that we walk alongside the trail of Dudh Koshi river and Bhote Koshi river and steep trails of hills. Overnight at Namche Bazar.
 
Day 05     Rest day for acclimatization and hiking upwards up to distance of 3400 to 3880 meters and back to lodge.
                Although this is a rest day but actually after breakfast we will hike to Everest view point so as to keep ourselves active and adapt to climate moreover from Everest view point we will be able to view the scenic beauty of Ama Dablam, Everest, Lotse, Nuptse, Thamserku, Kongde and so on then we will return back to Namche Bazar and have lunch then if you are interested you can take a short tour of Namche Bazar. Namche Bazar is the biggest and colorful bazaar of Everest or Khumbu region, it is the hub for all the travellers and local people. There are cafes, cyber, pub, ATM’s  and other local businesses. Overnight at Namche.
 
Day 06    Trek to Tangboche (3,900m) Walking 5/6 hourrs. O/N at lodge. 
                On this day after breakfast we set for another 5/6 hours walk to Tangboche from Namche. On the trail we can explore various flora and fauna  and also experience the amazing view of mountains. In between we encounter Kangjuma village which is he junction and it divides the trail to Gokyo Valley and Everest base camp and cross the suspension bridge to reach Phunkitanga and there we will have lunch .After lunch we take the steep trail through the jungle of pine trees and rhododendron. Tangboche is very famous place for its Monastery and form there we can take the closer look of Mt.Everest, Lotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and so on. Overnight at Tangboche.
 
Day 07    Trek to Dingboche (4,440m) walking 5/6 hours. O/N at lodge.
                After taking breakfast we will set for another hike. At first we will take a mild hike downhill for about 30 minutes to Debuche and from there we hike through the shady and lushly forest of rhododendron and pine trees. We cross river through wooden bridge and ascend up towards Pangboche village. Pangboche is Sherpa village we walk through lower Pangboche village we can see Chorten and Mani walls on this trail. From there we reach Somare village there we will have lunch and have mild walk to Dingboche.

Day 08   Rest day for acclimatization and hiking upwards upto distance of 4,440 to 4700 metres and back to lodge.
On this day we will hike up to the distance of 4600 meters for acclimatization. We can see beautiful glimpse of mountains like Makalu, Lotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and so on. We take a tour of Dingboche village.

Day 09   Trek to Lobuche (4,910) walking 4/5 hours. O/N at lodge.
 After having breakfast we walk through the wide pass towards Dughla passing glaciers and Khumbu khola. On reaching Dughla we sit down for lunch after that we take the steep route for about one hour to reach Dughla pass where we can see stone graved memories of climbers who died in mountains. From there we take a one hour hike to reach Lobuche. Overnight at Lobuche.

Day 10   Trek to Gorakshep ( 5,165m)  and EBC (5,364m) total 6/7 hours walking and back to lodge.
Now we are very close to Everest Base Camp. After having an early breakfast we set for another 2-3 hours hike to Gorakshep. In between we hike through wide pass and walk through the glaciers and rocky terrains. After reaching Gorakshep we will have lunch we keep our luggage in hotel room and we take necessary items like down jacket, gloves, sunglasses, water and some snacks and hike through the glaciers and rocky terrains to Everest Base Camp. The base camp is stunningly beautiful and we can view the amazing scene of Khumbu glacier, Khumbu ice fall, and mountains like Nuptse, Khumbutse and Pumori. Overnight at Gorakshep.

Day 11:   Early morning climb to Kalapathar and trek to Dzongla (4,843m) 5/6 hrs walking.
On this day we will wake up early in the morning and move to ascent Kalapathar. Kalapathar meaning black rock in Nepali Language lies at an altitude of 5,644.5, which gives a view point to watch the majestic view of Pumori. Kalapathar also provides a perfect position to watch Mount Everest.  Then we will take a rocky trail, steadily descending to Lobuche and from lobuche after a 2 to 3 hours walk we will reach Dzongla. On the way we will encounter with various lakes, rare flower, birds etc. The day will end with 5 to 6 hours of walking and then we will stay at guest house to gain energy for next day.
 
Day 12:   Trek from Dzongla and pass over Chola (5,360m) then descend to Dragnag (4,600m) 6/7 hrs walking. 
On this day we will wake up early in the morning and leave Dzongla for more excitement and adventure in our endeavor ahead. At an altitude of 5360 meters we will encounter with one of the popular and challenging mountain pass know as Chola pass. It is really challenging to cross chola and our guide will provide instruction to cross it. Crossing chola pass will add a new memory of adventure to you. Then we will descend to Dragna which lies at an altitude of 4600 meters. From Dzongla via Chola pass to Dragna a total of 6 to 7 hours of walk will exhaust ourselves to our maximum limit, to get relaxation from our fatigue we will stay at guest house in Dragna.

Day 13:   Trek from Dragnag(4,600m) to Gokyo(5,383m) 3/4 hrs of walking.
              After breakfast we move to Gokyo, crossing Ngozumba Glacier, which is the biggest glacier of all the Khumbu region and is also the source of Dudh Kosi river. Reaching Gokyo we will take lunch and after lunch we will explore Gokyo.Overnight at Gokyo.

Day 14:   Early morning climb to Gokyo Ri (5,383m) and trek to Dole (4,040m) 6/7 hrs walking.
              At day 13 we will leave dragna after having breakfast. We will move toward Gokyo ri. Gokyo ri is sitated at an altitudeof 5383 meters. It is a popular hamlet with stone houses and considered to be as one of the highest settlement in the earth. From Gokyo ri we will get to see many peaks with an altitude above 8000 meters like Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu.Then we have to leave Gokyo ri to reach our schedule destination “Dole”. Dole lies at an altitude of 4040 meters. It’s an amazing naturally fulfilled place and it will cost 6 to 7 hours of walking from dragna. At dole will stay at guest house for rest and dinner.

Day 15   Trek to Namchebazaar ( 3,440)  6/7 hours walking O/N at lodge
              On this day we take breakfast and buckle up to reach Namche. It will take 6 to 7 hours to reach Namche. On the way we will pass the forest and if we are lucky then we can see musk deer, damphe and other rare mountainous flora and funna. Then we ascend ourselves up to reach at Mongla. Then we will descend from mongla and reach to Kanjuma which is the place that we left before on the way to Everest. After that we will gear up ourselves to Namchebazzar. Overnight at Namchhebazzar.

Day 16   Trek to Lukla 2,800m) 6/7 hours walking O/N at lodge.
             After breakfast we are set for the last hike to Lukla. We hike mostly down the hill crossing multiple suspension bridge following the trail of Dudh Koshi river and enjoying the surrounding environment and local villages. We take lunch at Phakding after that we hike to Lukla with a comfortable pace. Overnight at Lukla.
 
Day 17    Flight back to Kathmandu 35 minutes, and transfer to Hotel with Bed & Breakfast plan.
              We take early breakfast and are ready to fly back to Kathmandu. Arriving Kathmandu you will be escorted to hotel from our vehicle. At evening we will have farewell dinner in Nepali Traditional Restaurant.
 
Day 18   Departure from Kathmandu to your onward destination.
            Our trek ends here, we would like to thank you for visiting Nepal and it was great for our company to do a wonderful trek with you. Our guide will escort you to Tribhuvan International Airport 2-3 hours before the scheduled flight time.

Date & Price

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  • C CLOSED - Trip has reached maximum numbers and it is unavailable. Please Contact Us to enquire about other trip departure dates or booking this trip as a private departure

Trip Info (Tour/Trek Styles) Explained

  • PG Private Group: this trip departure organizes for specific group only and it is close if you are not in that group. If you are interested on this particular trip departure date then please get in touch with us.
  • OA Open to All:
  • LT Lodge Based Trip/Trek:
  • CT Camping Based Trip/Trek:
  • GAP Guide, Accommodation and Porter only: In this trip NO food and transportation included and porter included. Client pays all foods, all lodge accommodation and transportation, and we just provide guide and porter and their insurance and permit.
  • SG Self Guided/Budget Trip: This trip is specially design for tight budget travellers who are happy to accept farley basic facilities reduce services, three normal meals, transportation and require is included. Self-guided is a perfect choice for the who like a independent trevelling and minimise the costs. We have added support to minimise the hard work, planning and cost, and we will be there for you and your team/group when you need support and unlikely event of emergency. We arrange your accommodation, internal transportation (flight/road), and provided you with detailed information, route notes, and map so you and your team/group can travel your own pace from one place to next. We will organize porter/s as well to transport your luggage, and all you carry is what you need for the day trek/ride and enjoy on your own pace.

If our fixed departure dates are not convenient for you or your group, we can also arrange private departures on all of our small group tours. Private group departures will follow the same itineraries as our usual small group tours, or itineraries may be tailormade to suit your own convenient tour date/budgets.

Itineraries may be tailor-made to suit your dates. So if you can’t find a date to suit you or if you want to have your very own tour just with your friends or family then we can help you.

Customised Private Groups:

For most of our usual tours, or itineraries, where there is a group numbering 2 or more, we can customise and organise private group trip(s) where we design the itinerary and activities exclusively for you, according to your requirements and budgets, such as Honeymoon, Anniversary, Family, Scouts, School, College, Fundraising or Charity trips. Find out more about our private group tours.

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  • Upper Body

    o   Base Layer
    o   Down Jacket
    o   Gilet
    o   Gloves
    o   Hard Shell
    o   Light Insulated Jacket
    o   Mid Layer
     
    Lower Body

    o   Long Johns
    o   Softshell Trousers
    o   Trekking Trousers
    o   Underwear
    o   Waterproof Trouser
    Feet
    o   4 season walking boots
    o   Trainers
    o   Trekking Socks
    o   Flip-flops/sandals
    Note: Trainers usually light weight (water proof is more convenient as you may be walking through streams and wet landscapes and there is always possibilities of rain) and spare laces just in case.

    Medication

    o   Personal Medication
    o   Personal First Aid Ki

    Water & Hygiene 

    o   Hand sanitizer
    o   Mosquito/Insect Repellent
    o   Nappy Bags
    o   Toilet Paper
    o   Wash Kit
    o   Water Bottles
    o   Water Purifier/Purifications
    o   Wet Wipes
     

    o   Heavyweight pants
    o   Long underwear (wool thermals are highly recommended)

    o   Down jacket

    o   Thick gloves
    o   Winter warm hat
    o   Fleece
    o   Warm/thick woolen socks usually 2-3 pairs
    o   Plastic boots also for Climbingthe temperatures in altitudes above 6000m is below -10 degree so leather boots are not suitable for peaks and mountain climbing as plastic boots are lighter and more waterproof than leather, furthermore, these plastic boots are designed to fit crampons also.
    o   Gaiters
    o   Climbing Gears

Cost includes

  • Airport pickup and drop by private vehicle.
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  • 3 star hotel in Kathmandu (4 nights or 3 nights as per holiday plan), welcome dinner
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  • Sightseeing at Kathmandu with city guide (Cultural and Traditional heritage sites)
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  • Duffle bag, Sleeping bag, Down jacket (Sleeping Bag and Down jacket must be returned after the trek is completed)
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  • Experienced Government license holder Trekking Guide, Porter (We provide 1 porter for two trekkers), climbing guide, assistant guide and other staffs as per the holiday plan.
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  • Entrance fee for various conservation areas, Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) fee
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  • Flight or Bus fare as per the holiday plan
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  • Accommodation with breakfast, lunch and dinner at different places during trekking and in camping as per the holiday plan
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  • Farewell dinner
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  • Accommodation in star rated hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara
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  • All government taxes
 
Cost excludes
  • Visa Charge to Nepal and International flight fare.
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  • Lunch and Dinner while staying at Kathmandu.
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  • Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
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  • International airfare and airport departure tax
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  • Hot and cold drinks, alcoholic drinks
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  • Climbing gear (As per your request we can hire it for you)
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  • Additional charges for service added included in holiday plan.