Gokyo via Chola Pass Trek is a fascinating and most scenic adventure destination around the high Khumbu of the Everest Region in Nepal. Everest Trek Gokyo via Cho-la Pass is one of the most combination adventurous and challenging the base camp of the highest mountain in the world and recognizable for the series of beautiful turquoise lakes in the Gokyo valley and the famous Cho La Pass, which takes us through the landmarks of the Khumbu region in the company of majestically soaring mountains, friendly Sherpas, colorful monasteries, the Namche Bazaar, the Sagarmatha National Park, and, of course, to the base of the mighty Everest.
Besides the lakes, is the ascent of Gokyo Ri, just behind the village providing unbelievable views of Cho-Oyu and Everest. The trek follows the Base Camp route, passing through the vibrant town of Namche Bazaar. Alongside, the spectacular site of Tyangboche where a magnificent monastery sits amidst a snow-capped mountain panorama. Following reaching Everest Base Camp is simply unbeatable and makes this detour (west of Everest) more scenic, serene. Also more challenging and completely worth your time and effort and soaking up the icy wilderness sanctuary. Everest Trek route takes the summit of Kala Patthar, a spectacular viewpoint to appreciate Everest in all her glory. In addition, mountains as far as the eye can see, covered in a blanket of snow.After that reach Dzongla. The views of Ama Dablam and Taweche are spectacular. After the Zhongla ascent, we continue towards Gorak Shep then climb to Everest Base Camp (5364m) and Kala Pattar (5545m). Here, we enjoy an impressive up-close view of Everest. Our return route passes through Tengboche, a magnificent location with a fascinating monastery, where we rest and savor the incredible scenery, including magnificent views of Everest, Ama Dablam (6856m), Kantega (6809m), Kwangde (6194m), Nuptse (7879m), Lhotse (8511m) and many more.
Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu transfer to hotel Preparation for trekking and overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 2 Kathmandu to Lukla (2840m) by flight 40 minutes, breakfast in Lukla after breakfast trek to Phakding (2610m)
Day 3 Trek Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Day 4 Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar: rest, chilling, exploring, and enjoying the view.
Day 5 Trek Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3868m)
Day 6 Trek Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m)Day 7 Acclimatization day at Dingboche.
Day 8 Trek Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m)
Day 9 Trek Lobuche to Gorakshep (5180m) to Everest Base Camp (5364m) and overnight in Gorakshep.
Day 10 Early morning hike up to Kalapathar. (5550m) to see the sunrise view and mountain range including Mt Everest. And back to Gorakshep breakfast and trek to Dzongla (4830m)
Day 11 Trek Dzongla to Dragnag (4700m) via Chola Pass (5350m)
Day 12 Trek Thagna to Gokyo (4790m)
Day 13 Trek Gokyo Ri Machhermo. (4480m)
Day 14 Trek Machhermo to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Day 15 Trek Namche Bazaar to Lukla. (2840m)
Day 16 Morning flight back to Kathmandu. (1336m) from Lukla.
Day 17 Departure to the international airport or if you have a few days extra in Kathmandu you can chill, shopping, sightseeing, etc.
What is the best time to trek Gokyo via Chola pass?
The best time for this trek is in autumn and spring. During Manson you cannot do it due to a slippery trial and winter is unbearable.
What happens if any one of us has a problem during the trip?
Our guide will take a rest for you to recover from taking medicine. In case of an emergency evacuation, there is a rescue team.
Who are my guides?
You’ll be guided by experienced trek leaders for many years. All our guides are local who communicate very in English and have a good knowledge of mountains, culture, people, health, hygiene, and your safety.
Is oxygen needed on the trek?
Since we have designed this trek in such a way that provides enough acclimatization, oxygen won’t be necessary. But in case of severe altitude sickness, we will descend to a lower altitude immediately. Diamox from the beginning is provided to prevent altitude sickness.
Are electricity and Wi-Fi available during the trek?
During the trek, electricity is available to charge your electric gadgets such as mobile phones, iPad, laptops from micro-hydropower and solar panels on a paying basis. As for Wi-Fi, someplace have access to the internet but needs to pay to use the internet.