Gokyo Chola pass trekking is the most beautiful part of the Khumbu region. The trip includes the Gokyo lake, Gokyo glacier, Gokyo Ri, Chola Pass, and Everest base camp. Gokyo Chola pass trekking begins from Lukla. When you complete the experience and enjoy the Everest base camp you will cross the Chola pass and reach the beautiful lake Gokyo. Gokyo Chola pass trekking is also popular as Everest circuit trekking as it covers the main attraction of the Khumbu region. When you start from Lukla a Hilari airport you have to walk almost along the Dudh Koshi River and cross the popular village-like Phakding, Manju, Namche, Tyangboche, Pangboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorekshep and finally you will touch at Everest base camp. When you touch the highest point in the world next early morning you will head toward the Chola pass. If the weather is clear and you don’t have any problem you will be able to cross the Chola pass and descend the Thangna for an overnight stay. Another day also challenging to cross the huge Gokyo glacier to reach Gokyo lake. This lake is located at 4700meters from the sea label and is the main attraction of this area. There are different five lakes such as Gokyo Cho, (Cho means lake the word from Tibet) Thonak Cho, Tanjung Cho, Gyanjumpa Cho, and Ngojumba Cho. Shikhar Adventure has designed the perfect itinerary of Gokyo Chola pass trekking from his own experience. It is fully supported guesthouse trekking but we can arrange the camping upon your request. After visiting the Gokyo Ri early in the morning to see the sunrise and king-kong Himalaya range include Mt. Everest. After breakfast at Gokyo lake our trip back to Lukla in three days. Lukla is the gateway of Mt. Everest where we have to spend one night. Shikhar Adventure arranges for solo trips to a big group and luxury trips to budget trips as per your time frame and interest. Shikhar Adventure looking forward to pleasing with you the wonderful holiday experience in the Himalayas of Nepal with an experienced professional local team.
A representative from Shikhar Adventure will welcome you to our hotel. We will prepare you with information and gear for your trek.
After you take breakfast, we’ll brief you on our upcoming adventure and then take you on a sightseeing tour around Kathmandu, including several UNESCO World Heritage sites. You can spend the rest of the day preparing for your upcoming trek.
Early in the morning, we catch a flight to Lukla from the Kathmandu domestic airport. We enjoy the incredible mountain views during the short flight. After landing, we begin our trek full of excitement. After passing picturesque Sherpa villages, their fields of crops, and many monuments toward Tibetan Buddhism, we see a spectacular view of Kusum Kanguru just as we arrive in Phakding. Overnight in a guest house.
After breakfast, we head to Namche Bazaar. The path leads us across several suspension bridges while enjoying spectacular views of Thamserku. Following the Dudh Koshi Riverbank, we reach Monjo and officially enter Sagarmatha National Park. We continue along the river bank and eventually climb in altitude. We cross the highest suspension bridge of the Everest region, and again trek higher. We catch our first peek of Mt. Everest and continue to Namche Bazaar. Overnight in a guest house.
Today is our acclimatization day. We must take time to let our bodies adjust to the difference in altitude, as the air is thinner here. We take a short day hike up to Sagarmatha National Park Museum and Khumjung Village. From the museum, we can see a perfect view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and many more Himalayan peaks. Afterward, we explore Namche Bazaar, a major trade center in the Khumbu region, densely populated by Sherpa people as well as trekkers who have finished or are preparing for the various Everest region treks. There is much to explore in the streets of Namche Bazaar. Overnight in a guest house.
After taking breakfast, we head out on today’s journey. Soon after departing, we pass the museum again and enjoy the views. After Phungi Thanga, we reach a junction, where we hike up the steep trail (continuing the EBC path). The rhododendron and pine forests surrounding us are beautiful. After a couple more hours, we arrive at Tengboche. The sunset behind Mt. Everest from this little village is something you will never forget. Overnight at guest house.
Today will be a memorable day. We will move above the tree line, and feel like we are truly in the mountains. First, though, we pass through diverse forests, enjoying the views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. After crossing the Imja River, we reach Pangboche. Continuing, we walk through the Imja Valley before finally ascending to Dingboche, a gorgeous village with potato, barley, and buckwheat fields. Overnight in a guest house.
After breakfast, we head up to Chhukung valley. As we climb, the village in the distance looks beautiful, and we also have an awesome view of several of the world’s highest peaks. Reaching Chhukung valley, we are in awe and how beautiful it is. It is so perfectly nestled in the Himalayas, surrounded by snowy mountains. The somewhat strenuous roundtrip hike is well worth it. Afterward, we have lunch and have free time to wander around Dingboche. Overnight at guest house.
The distance from Dingboche to Lobuche is short, but in the high altitude, the walk takes slightly longer. After walking for a couple of hours on the gentle flat trail, we arrive at our lunch spot in Thukla, located at the bottom of the Khumbu Glacier. After lunch, the trail is steep up to the Everest Memorials, monuments of those people who have lost their lives during Everest expeditions. After we visit, we head to Lobuche through the gentle flat trail. The sunset view of Mt. Nuptse in the evening is marvelous. Overnight at guest house.
We are full of excitement today, ready to make our dreams come true. We have an early breakfast because we’ve got a long day ahead of ourselves. The trail to Gorakshep is mostly uphill and rocky. After having lunch and dropping our bags off at Gorakshep, we head to Everest Base Camp with our day pack. The trail is a steep, rocky incline. Everest Base Camp is located on the Khumbu Glacier, where we can see infamous Khumbu Icefall, Mt. Khumbutse and Pumori, though we are unable see Mt. Everest. After we take some snaps and celebrate, we head back down to Gorakshep. Overnight at guest house.
After waking up early in the morning, we begin our climb to Kala Patthar. This is a major highlight of the Everest Base Camp Trek! The breathtaking views of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, and many others are right in front of us. After enjoying our time and taking some photos at Kala Patthar, we come back to Gorakshep and have a nice big breakfast. After, we descend to Lobuche. The trail goes flat and uphill to Zhongli. Overnight at guesthouse.
We start our trekking after breakfast at the 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 a few hours crossing a small glacial stream and then start climbing up the pass. The top of Cho La Pass offers the views of Ama Dablam, Kantaiega, Thamserku, Taboche, Cholatse and Baruntse, and Numbur. We have to walk through a big rocky trail, which is adventurously enjoyable but the way is a little bit difficult from Chola pass to Thangna, Overnight at guesthouse.
Our trekking starts after breakfast at the lodge as usual. We start in the morning by crossing the Ngozumpa Glacier known as Gokyo Glacier. Today is your short day's walk to Gokyo Lake. It's a 3/4 hours walk from Thangnak but it's a tough walk in the glacier. After crossing a glacier we can see Gokyo Lake. Gokyo village stands by the third lake and Cho-Oyu Mountain. Above the lake provides panoramic views of Cho Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Lhotse, Makalu, chocolate, and Tawache. Gokyo is a popular Himalayan resort without a crowd with comfortable lodges, excellent food, and stunning views. We have enough time to explore the Gokyo Valley today. Overnight at guesthouse.
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. After enjoying our time and taking some photos at Gokyo Ri, we come back to the guesthouse and have a nice big breakfast. And trek down to the Machhermo. Overnight at guesthouse.
In the morning, we have breakfast and head down to Namche Bazaar. After walking for about two hours we will reach 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.). From the Kyanjome we connect with the previous route to Namche Bazaar. Tonight, we celebrate our successful Everest Base Camp Trek!!
After having breakfast, we start to head down to Lukla. We enjoy the last views of Mt. Everest, already looking forward to seeing it again. We cross six suspension bridges and pass several Sherpa villages before arriving in Lukla. After crossing the highest of the bridges, we walk for another 3 hours to Phakding and stop for lunch. We arrive in Lukla after about 2.5 hours of walking after Phakding. Time to enjoy the last night of the Himalayas in Lukla!
We have breakfast and then walk to Tenzing-Hillary airport and fly back to Kathmandu in the morning, enjoying the scenery during the flight. We’ll have a celebratory dinner in Kathmandu in the evening. Otherwise, the rest of the day is yours. Overnight in a hotel.
Transfer to Tribhuvan Airport. Thank you for choosing Nepal Khumbu Trek as your trekking guide! We look forward to your next adventure with us.
Shikhar Adventure is not responsible for any problems due to weather, damages of property, etc. However, we will manage and support you to the best of our abilities with any problem that may arise. Flights to and from Lukla can be delayed due to weather conditions and delays may last up to several days. It is best to book flights to and from Kathmandu with a several day margin to avoid missing a flight back to your home country. If flights go smoothly, we will help arrange activities for you during your margin days. In the case that you have a tight schedule and the flights out of Lukla are delayed, it is possible to take a helicopter flight back to Kathmandu for an additional cost.