Gokyo Chola Pass Trek

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Gokyo Chola Pass Trek

  • Trip Duration: 18
  • Trip Grading: More challenging
  • Max Altitude: 5545m
  • Best Time: Sep, Nov/Mar, May
  • Trip Mode: Teahouse/Lodge
  • Group Size: 2 -10


The Everest Region is one of Nepal’s best climbing goals. likewise, the Gokyo Chola Pass Trek is its own particular preeminent climbing enterprise. Moreover, it spreads over three moves more than 5,000m, each offering phenomenal landscape and perspectives. Everest Via Gokyo  Trek is a high height trek which investigates Sherpa Homeland ( Namche Bazar). At that point, the street climbs to grand Gokyo Valley into the frigid lakes underneath Cho Oyu( 8153m.). Everest with Gokyo Lake Trek Gives the glorious perspectives of Majesty Himalayas. This includes Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu. However glorious mountain sees this audacious climbing gives the mainstream Cho la pass, Sherpa’s neighborliness, vegetation and faunas of Sagarmatha National Park, beautiful Buddhist religious communities wrapped with supplication banners, Khumbu Glacier and a ton more.

How Hard is The Gokyo Chola Pass Trek

This trekking is obviously hard compared to other crowded treks and it is definitely not for weak hearts. You have to be mentally prepared and someone who can take challenges. This trek demands a high level of fitness. Remember us to take this challenge

Best Time To Go For Gokyo Chola Pass Trek

The best time for this trek is from March to May and September to December. Nowadays Everest region trek is being a dream of all people of the World.

    Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu. You will be warm welcome by our airport representative and escort to your hotel. Stay Overnight at hotel Kathmandu.

    After breakfast, we continue for our visit in Kathmandu Valley which incorporates Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath Temple and Baudhanath Stupa. If it’s not too much trouble take note of, these landmarks are UNESCO announced world heritage destinations that speak to a brilliant blend of Hinduism and Buddhism that appears to have gotten on well since the antiquated times of this medieval city, your visit will be went with an expert authorized guide and come back to hotel and you will have some idea to shop you. Stay Overnight at hotel Kathmandu.

    A thrilling scenic flight to Lukla and a landing on a steep mountain runway brings us to the start of our trek at the village of Lukla [2850m]. After meeting the supporting crew, we head up the Dudh Kosi Valley on a well-marked trail and then stay overnight in Phakding. Stay Overnight at Local Guest Houses.

    Today, the trail moves along the Dudh Koshi once more. While hiking up, you will be amazed at the Himalayan Pine, Cedar, and Deodar forests. Go through the entrance of the Sagarmatha National Park at the Monjo Village and start an uphill climb to the Namche Bazaar. The Bazaar is the major tourist hub of the Khumbu Region. Along the way, you will get the first glimpses of Mt. Everest, Kusum Kanguru, and Thamserku peaks. If you are an art lover, you should visit the Benkar Village. The village is famous for its Thangkas of Buddhist deities. Also, explore the Granite stones carved with Tibetan chanting along Jorsalle. Stay Overnight at Local Guest Houses.

    Namche is a great place to acclimatize. The sights around Namche are spectacular and beautiful. After breakfast, you can visit the Syangboche Airstrip that lies on a hill above the town. From here, you can get panoramic view of Namche and can see amazing sights of the Himalayas as well. Further from Namche lies the Everest View Hotel. The hotel is the highest located hotel in the world and provides view of Mount Everest and many other Himalayan peaks from all of its windows. Back at Namche, you can visit the Everest Photo Gallery and the Sherpa Culture Museum as well.
    Stay Overnight at Local Guest Houses.

    Today provides beautiful walk, the trail meanders easily around the ridges and Everest can be clearly seen on the horizon ahead before you descend through splendid rhododendron forest for lunch. After lunch you cross the Dudh Kosi and begin the ascent to the top of a long ridge which flows from the summit of Kantega. The trail takes you through pine and Rhododendron forest, Thengboche braces a great Monastery as this is a Devout Buddhist region, the wildlife here are unharmed and not too shy. Stay Overnight at Local Guest Houses.

    From Tengboche, the trail drops to Debuche, crosses another exciting suspension bridge on the Imja Khola, and climbs to Pangboche amongst thousands of Mani stones. Our uphill trek continues, taking us to the quaint traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche with its exquisite views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam. We take our time, so we avoid getting affected by the altitude. Stay Overnight at Local Guest Houses.

    You will have a full day to rest or explore around the valleys of Chhukung and Imja Khola. This particular area links with the high passes of Amphu Laptsa and Makalu Barun National Park. Stay Overnight at Local Guest Houses.

    We continue up the wide valley beneath the impressive peaks of Cholatse and Tawache on the left. We then turn right and take a steep climb towards the foot of the Khumbu Glacier. The tea house at Duglha is a good spot to have lunch. At the top of this climb there are many stone cairns, built as memorials to the many Sherpas who have died while climbing Mt Everest. The path then climbs gently along the glacier, to eventually reach the cluster of houses at Lobuche. Stay Overnight at Local Guest Houses.

    The mountain trails leads to Gorakshep by crossing the Italian Pyramid Centre on the rocky moraine path with the view of icy glacial pond and Icebergs down below of Khumbu glacier. After lunch and half an hour rest at guesthouse at Gorakshep, we continue our hike to Everest Base Camp to achieve your dream to be on the Base Camp of the highest mountain of the world. You will find the place of your ultimate adventure EVEREST BASE CAMP after two more hours of hiking. Spending some time in your dream place, we will come back to Gorakshep to spend the night as it is the last human settlement in Khumbu Region. Stay Overnight at Local Guest Houses.

    Today we witness some of the Himalayas most recognizable sights. We make an early start to avoid the early morning clouds and trek to Kala Pattar (5545 m) to witness the best views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and other surrounding peaks and for the best sun rise view over the panoramic mountains. Today is your day to achieve the highest altitude of the trip. After breakfast at your guesthouse we continue to hike down to Zhongla. Overnight at guesthouse. Stay Overnight at Local Guest Houses.

    Climbing up the pass. The top of Cho La Pass offers the views of Ama Dablam,We start our trekking after breakfast at guesthouse to cross the remarkable Cho La Pass at an altitude of 5420m. Cho La Pass is a steep and somewhat difficult ascent on a rocky ridge for few hours crossing a small glacial stream and then start c Kantaiega, Thamserku, Taboche, Cholatse and Baruntse, Pasang Lhamo, and Numbur. We have to walk through glacier, which is adventurously enjoyable but the way is little bit difficult from Chola pass to Thangna. Stay Overnight at Local Guest Houses.

    Our trekking starts after the breakfast at lodge as usual. We start in the morning by crossing the Ngozumpa Glacier on a sandy, shifting trail. Today is your short day walk to Gokyo Lake. Its only two hours walk from Thangnak but it is 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’s 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. Gokyo is a popular Himalayan resort without crowd with comfortable lodges, excellent food and stunning views. We have enough time to explore the Gokyo Valley today. Stay Overnight at Local Guest Houses.

    Early in the morning, we climb to Gokyo Ri and it looms above the village on the northern edge of the lake and we leave camp just after first light, following a steep path up the hillside. As we 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 in the Everest region, some say it is even better than from Kala Patthar, return to Gokyo then short trekking down to the village of Machhermo. Stay Overnight at Local Guest Houses.

    After having breakfast at lodge, we start our trek and today, the trail gently descends to Dole and then starts descending steeply to Photse Tenga (3650m.) passing through rhododendron forests. Then the path immediately ascends steeply to Mongla Danda (4000m.) and gently descends up to Kyanjoma (3500m.) following small ups and down to Namche Bazaar, overnight at Lodge. Overnight at guesthouse. (Stay Overnight at Local Guest Houses.

    After breakfast we will be walking toward Lukla. On the way we will be passing through the Dude Koshi. Finally we reach at Lukla and you can stretch your legs and get some relaxing time. Stay Overnight at Local Guest Houses.

    A 30-minute flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla ends the trekking part of the journey. You can revel in the changing sights of the landscapes one last time while on the flight. After landing in the Kathmandu airport, you will be transferred to the Hotel. Stay Overnight at hotel Kathmandu.

    Early morning after breakfast, you will transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport for your Final departure towards your country.

Included & Exclude

Cost Included

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Three nights’ accommodation with breakfast at Kathamandu Guest House in Thamel
  • Kathmandu city tours, including all entry fees, tour guide, and private transportation
  • Three daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek.
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide.
  • Strong and experienced porter
  • Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla / Lukla – Kathmandu including a guide
  • Sagarmatha National Park Permit fee
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag use while trekking
  • Duffel bag use while trekking
  • First aid medicine kit
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu

Cost not Include

  • Meals in Kathmandu
  •  Alcoholic drinks and drinking water.
  •  Your travel insurance
  • Hot shower during the trek
  • WiFi/internet
  • International airfare and airport departure tax
  •  Nepal entry visa cost.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like( natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances)
  •  Any other items not mentioned on the above Include Section.


Airport Pick/ Drop

Himalayan Friendly offers assistance with airport pick and drop. Our concierge will be happy to arrange suitable transportation (Private Car) for you(Guests) around the clock.

Accommodation in Kathmandu

We have one of the best hotels with a 5-star rating and service available there. Kathmandu Guest House or the same category hotel for relaxing before and after your trek. Kathmandu guest house provides different sorts of facilities with enough parking available, AC rooms, clean room with attached bathroom. It also offers hot and cold shower facilities. It has an attractive garden with plenty of space available for rest. It offers 5-star service with located in the central point of Thamel.

.Meals and Accommodation on Trek

Besides other Treks, Everest Trek is one of the widespread treks in Nepal. Usually, meals are also served three times a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner). Breakfast and Dinner are served in guest house/ Lodges and lunch is in treks. In Comparison to other Treks, you will found the quality food in Everest Trekking. The common food found in the Everest region are noodles, soups, handmade bread, rice items, curries, spaghetti, pizza, egg items, potatoes. You will have full possibilities or choices to choose your favored stuff from a minor menu provided by the lodge.

Lodges in the Everest region are standard associating the ones in Annapurna and Langtang areas. Like another trekking region, in this area also you will found two single beds and one single bed in one room but the room will be cleaner than another region. Himalayan Friendly will provide rooms with blankets included in main places though we endorsed you to carry your own sleeping bag as well. Bathrooms are shared, and hot showers are few and far between.

Drinking-Water On Trek

Himalayan Friendly will not supply filtered water; however, bottled water can be purchased at most tea houses and shops along the route. Because of the altitude, it is recommended you drink in the region of 3-4 liters per day, although this can include, tea and soup. During EBC trek It will be better to have one spare of an empty bottle while refilling the water. You can also bring water purifying tablets for safe drinking water which helps to save the cost.

But if you are Trekking in the Everest region then in some places you will found the Bottle mineral water but it is a little expensive than the City area. For example, at the starting point of the Everest Base

Camp Trek – Lukla (2,860 m), a liter of water costs Rs 100, but at Gorak Shep (5,200 m) the price of water is already Rs 400. To save money, many trekkers take a thermos with them and ask trekking lodge landlords for hot water. It’s true that this will have been taken from some local stream and boiled. If you want to save your money, there is some option. You have to carry purify Tablets from Kathmandu for the water.  If you carry Tablets then you should not have to pay any extra money for purifying the water while trekking period.

Equipment List

Himalaya Friendly has always been keen about safety on the journey. We have prepared Trekking Equipment List which the trekkers will need during their trek in Nepal. The following list should help you with your packing. Generally, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum


Trekking boots, trekking socks, and sandals.


Down jacket, waterproof jacket, and trousers, trekking trousers, long sleeve shirts, microfleece, mid to heavyweight fleece, sleeveless or body warmer type fleece, thermals or base layer for top & bottom (merino wool or synthetic), fleece pants,


fleece gloves warm mittens and/or gloves.


Sun hat, wool or fleece hat, scarf, head torch and extra batteries for incase, and sunglasses.

Personal Equipment:

Day backpack large enough to carry water bottles, camera, lunch and extra clothing, stuff sacks for keeping your gear dry and organized, two water bottles (Nalgene wide-mouth bottles are the best), sunscreen and lip salve with a high SPF, insect repellent, water purification tablets (Pristine, Box Aqua or Aqua Mira), iPod and cards etc., trekking poles, camera with spare batteries and memory cards, insurance certificate.

Personal first aid kit:

Small personal first-aid kit. (Simple and light), Aspirin, first-aid tape, plasters (Band-Aids), 1 skin-blister repair kit Anti-diarrhea pills, Anti-headache pills, Cough and/or cold medicine, Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide, Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant, Water purification tablets or water filter, 1 set of earplugs, Extra pair of prescription glasses and contact lens supplies.

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