Everest Gokyo Chola pass Everest base camp trek is one of the most adventurous trekking route in Everest region. Sometime Gokyo Chola Pass Everest Base Camp trekking trail is also known as Everest Circuit trekking. It follows the route via high pass called Cho-La Pass at 5330 meters into Everest Base Camp. This trek begins from Lukla. After one day acclimatization in Namche bazaar it follows all the way to Gokyo Lake. After you reach Gokyo Lake you climb Gokyo-Ri (5480m) and from top of Gokyo Ri you enjoy stunning summit mountain scenery including Everest, Makalu and Cho Oyo.
Everest Gokyo Chola pass Everest base camp trek thrilling part of the trek is to cross Chola Pass ((5330m) and reach at Dzongla. After Dzongla the trail continuing rises steadily lateral moraine from the crest. On the left at the head of this valley a snow covered glacier can see which is another pass to the right of the Kangchung peak. The final accent to the Chola pass is the most draining in this trekking. The Cho La Pass also known as a Chhugyuma La in Sherpa communities. After crossing glacier lake can be seen major snow peak in Everest region including Mt. Everest. The trail continues downhill icy and rocky before to reach easier Yak pastureland in Dzonglha at 4830m.
Everest Gokyo Chola pass Everest base camp trek another exiting opportunities is to reach foot of the world highest mountain mount Everest. After your visit Everest base camp your ultimate goal is to ascent the Kalapathar(5545m) from where you enjoy an impressive up-close view of Mt.Everest
Everest Gokyo Chola pass Everest base camp trek you will return route passes through Tyangboche, a place where a famous magnificent monastery is located. We take a rest there and savor the incredible scenery enchaining views 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.
Everest Gokyo Chola Pass Everest Base Camp Trek Highlights
- Exciting mountain flight Kathmandu / Lukla.
- Namche Bazaar gate way of Mt. Everest
- Sherpa culture and lifestyle in Khumjung
- Tengboche Monastery
- Everest Base Camp and Khumbu glacier
- Climbing Kalapathar (5555m)
- Great view of Mt, Everest, Mt Lhotse and other mountains from Kalapathar
- Cross Cho La pass (5300 meters)
- Tranquil Gokyo lake
- Stunning view of Mt Everest, Mt Lhotse, Mt Makalu, Mt Cho you and surrounding khumbu mountain range.
- Excursion to the fifth lake
- Ngozumpa biggest glacier in the world.
Day 1 – Arrival in Kathmandu
After arrival in Kathmandu International airport, meet our officer. He will assist you to transfer your hotel. At hotel our officer gives you orientation of the overall trip. O/n at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 2 – Fly Kathmandu to Lukla (2810m ). Trek to Phakding (2652m)
Early morning transfer to Kathmandu airport domestic terminal to catch flight to Lukla (2810m).The flight duration is approximately 45 minutes. Have a tea and coffee in Lukla. One hour rest at Lukla in mountain Lodge. Then your trekking starts from Lukla. The trail contour through the Sherpa village and yak pasture land. Have a lunch in Thado Koshi (2591m) with stunning view of Kum Kangaru(6370m). You will see the painted Mani wall in Ghat (chhuthawa) village. In the late afternoon you arrive to Phakding. O/n at mountain lodge.
Day 3 – Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3446m)
Your trekking starts after breakfast at mountain lodge. You cross long suspension bridge over the Dhudh Koshi River which is originated from Khumbu glacier. Today you will enter the Sagarmatha National Park in Monjo village. You have lunch in Jorsale(2740m).The trail goes ahead along the Dudhakoshi river. You cross anther suspension bridge in Larja Dobhan(2830m). From here the trail moves to steep staircase through pine forest. After half and hour steep walking you will see Mt Everest (8848m). The trail ascends until Namche Bazaar through the alpine forest. You will be delighted to see Namche Bazaar. The Namche bazaar is gate way of the Everest base camp trekking. Enjoy staying two nights here. O/n at mountain lodge.
Day 4 – Rest in Namche Bazaar/ Excursion Namche Bazaar and Syangboche(3880m). Back to Namche Bazaar
Rest day in Namche Bazaar is especially for acclimatization with altitude. On this day you can walk around Namche Bazaar. Here you can get many facilities such as bank, internet, bakery and shopping. After the breakfast One and half hour steep walking to Syangboche (3880m). From Syangboche you can see Mt. Everest(8848m), Lhotse(8516m), Ama Dablam(6814m), Thamserku(6618m) and more mountains. Have a tea and coffee in Everest view hotel. The trail descends half an hour to the Khumjung village (3780m), the village of Sherpas, the worldly renowned climbers. In Khumjung village you can visit Kumjung Hillary School and Kumjung Gompa. After lunch hike back to the Namche Bazaar. O/n at mountain lodge.
Day 5 – Namche Bazaar to Dole (4200m)
The trek starts steep stone staircase over the Namche. After the top the trail becomes easier and trail contour the Dhudhkosi valley. By walking you can see incredible Khumbu valley with world highest mountains and Tengboche Monastery. After nearly 2 hours of walking you reach to Sanasa(3600m). Here have a few minutes rest before hard steep 2h climb to Mong Danda (3973m).From here you will see the magnificent views of Mt. Ama Sablam, Mt. Kangtaga and Mt. Thamserku with Dudhkosi valley. The trail climbs away from the Phortse Tenga passing through the Rhododendron and pine forest. After 20m steep climb first appears Cho Oyu. You will cross the beautiful water fall and yak pasture. Then reach to Dole. O/n at mountain lodge.
Day 6 – Dole to Machhermo (4470m)
Today is easy day and better view of in your past days. From Dole the trail descend to stream than cross the wooden bridge. You will cross the few teahouses, the trail ascend one hour to top hill. You can take time here for picture. You will reach in Luza(4390m) after 1 hour 50 minutes walk from Dole. Here you can take rest and tea. From Luza trail becomes a ups along the side of valley than cross the more high pastureland and chorten with prayers flags. Many writers saying yeti killed the Sherpa women and Yak here. Form this hill enchanting view of eastern part Gokyo valley, Mt. Taboche and Mt. Cholatse. Then walk down to Machhermo valley. O/n at mountain Lodge.
Day 7 – Machhermo to Gokyo Lake (4790m)
The trail climbs the ridge of valley excellent view of Kantaga and big Mountain Cho-oyu. The tail becomes more ups to Kharka. Here few stone hoses, then trail will be easier to Pangka at 4380m. In November 1995 big avalanche came here and killed trekking group and villagers. From here the tail will be narrow and steep climb close to the Ngozumpa glacier. The end of hard ascends cross the bridge over the stream which is flow from Gokyo Lake. This is the first small lake of Gokyo. From here the trail almost in level appears second lake at 4720m. It called Taujun Lake. Finally your will climb to the last lake of Dudha Pokhari at 4750m in Gokyo Lake (4790m). O/n at mountain Lodge.
Day 8 – Morning climb to Gokyo – Ri (5340) / Afternoon walk around the Gokyo Lake
Have a breakfast early in morning. Before climbing make sure you have water, some snacks and plenty of warm clothes. The trail climb steep ups directly above the Gokyo lake.2h and half hour hard climb to Gokyo-ri at 5340m. From the top great Himalayan views of world highest mountain with Makalu range better than Kala Pattar above the Gorkhashep. After taking picture all the way downhill to Gokyo Lake. Have lunch and rest two hours. If you’re feeling good you can hike to the oldest and longest glaciers of Khumbu valley. O/n at mountain Lodge.
Day 9 – Gokyo Lake to Thangna Kharka (5025m)
From Gokyo the trail descends, looking at the views of the fine mountains and natural beauty, towards Thangna which is consider as the base of Cho -La Pass. It takes around four hours to reach Thangna Kharka from Gokyo lake.O/n at mountain Lodge.
Day 10 – Thangna Kharka to Dzongla crossing Chol- La Pass (5330m)
Today is a long trek starting before sunrise at 4/5 am to reach the pass by 9-10 am otherwise weather conditions will greatly affect your journey. You cross over at an altitude of 5300 meters. You could be exposed to strong winds if crossing too late. You start to climb steeply that is regularly used and easy to follow. However, the problem may arise due to the altitude and snow. It often causes terrible problems to cross the pass if it is covered by snow. As you reach the top, you are rewarded by the magnificent views then you descend to the Dzongla at noon. O/n at mountain Lodge.
Day 11 – Dzongla to Lobuche (4930 m)
The trail continues along the moraine from Dzongla affording you splendid views of Kala Pattar and Pumori before you reach Lobuche. Today you walk around 4 hours. O/n at mountain Lodge.
Day 12 – Lobuche to Gorkhashep(5140m). Trek to Everest base camp(5364m)
From Lobuche in beginning you walk along the flat trial through yak pasture trail (50 minutes). Then you have to walk in glacier. The trail is rough and icy in some part. And you arrive to Gorak Shep (5140m). At this time the temperature is nearly 10 to 15 degree Celsius. You might feel fatigue. Have lunch and rest in Gorak Shep. After light lunch you will start to trek to the Everest base camp(5364m). The trail is narrow and rocky so that we suggest trekkers to concentrate their mind in trail before stepping. The Everest base camp is moving up and down every year because Khumbu glacier is moving to the down. In Everest base camp you can’t spend your overnight because there is no facility of tea houses. Only people stay at night in camp who are climbing to Mt. Everest. Trek back to Gorkhashep. O/n at mountain lodge.
Day 13 – Climb to Kalapathar (5545m). Trek back to Pheruche (4240m)
After breakfast around 5:00 AM you will start to climb Kalapatthar (5550m). This morning you might feel chilly because temperature may go down -2 to -3 degree Celsius. After nearly two and half hour climbing, you will reach on top of the Kalapatthar (5550m). There you get little bit strong wind. Kalapatthar is one of the prime points for the massive view of Mount Everest (8848m). Enjoy the view of Mt. Everest and other towering mountains. Here you can see people sharing exciting moments each other. From here you also can see Everest base camp just below. After a while return back to Gorak Shep. Then return to Gorak Shep and have a tea and coffee. Trek back to Pheruche(4240m). 10h walking. O/n at mountain lodge.
Day 14 – Pheruche to Namche Bazaar (4440 m)
From Pheruche you will cross River which is origin from Everest base camp. The trail descend through the Yak pasture land with spectacular view of the Amadablum , Khantega and Thamserku mountains. After 4 h walking you will you will are in Tengboche Monastery. The Monastery is the biggest monastery in mountain region in Nepal it is situated at 3880m. The trail decend to the Phungi Thanga through the rhododendron and pine forest after crossing suspension bridge over the Dudhakoshi river the tail ascend to the Sannasa. From here the trail gradually descend to the Namche Bazaar. 9 hrs walking. O/n at mountain Lodge.
Day 15 – Namche Bazzar to Lukla. 8h walking. O/n at mountain lodge
The walk from Namche Baazar to Lukla is the warm-up phase of Everest trek leading below three thousand meters above sea level most of the time. It is also the most crowded stage, because nearly everyone must walk this way. Some tourists do not enjoy this walk very much, because they are already looking forward to the outlooks of glaciated mountain giants lying higher and further ahead, but even so it can be interesting. You will cross here long suspension bridges over the river valleys, meet first yaks caravans and observe interesting “foothill” agricultural Nepali life.
Day 16 – Fly back to Kathmandu. O/n at hotel in Kathmandu.
You should pack up early in the morning. Then have a breakfast and hike down to Lukla airstrip. Take a flight to Kathmandu. The rest of your day is free in Kathmandu. In evening you can stroll around Thamel, the major tourist destination of Kathmandu. You can do some last minute shopping of souvenirs for your family and relatives. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 17: – Transfer to the airport for your onward journey
Today is your the last day in Nepal. Our officer will come to meet you at your hotel to escort you to Kathmandu International Airport for your flight home.
The following is a list of clothing and accessories that we recommend for treks and climbs in Nepal. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list, rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we feel are essential for your comfort and convenience. However we recognize that you may have your own personal preferences for clothing which may be equally as suitable.
- Sun hat or scarf
- Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
- Any kinds of battery charges and hot shower during the trekking.
- Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
- Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
- T-shirts (2)
- Light and expedition weight thermal tops
- Fleece jacket or pullover
- Lightweight gloves
- Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
- Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
- Fleece or wool pants
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
- Underwear (4)
- Hiking shorts (2)
- Lightweight cotton long pants
- Thin, lightweight inner socks (4)
- Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4)
- Hiking boots with spare laces
- Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
- Gaiters (Optional)
- Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bags
- Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
- Thermarest sleeping pad (Only Camping Trek)
- Water bottles (2)
- Sleeping bag rated -10C. to -20C (Depending on trekking region)
- Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
- Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
- Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
- Books (Highly Recommended)
- Playing cards/backgammon/chess set
- Swiss Knife
Recommended Mountaineering Kit
In addition to the items mentioned above for trekking, the following is a list of the additional specialized items which are required for the trekking peaks.
- Ice axe, and ski poles (note – ice axes can be rented in Kathmandu)
- Climbing helmet
- Alpine climbing harness
- 2 x tape slings
- 2 x screwgate karabiners
- Descender/abseil device
- Plastic or leather mountaineering boots, with gaiters and crampons that have been tested for a good fit.
- Fleece trousers or silhouette
- Additional mits and gloves suitable for climbing