nepal trek

Gokyo Chola pass trek

Chola Pass trek in the Everest region takes you to the heart of the Himalaya and Sherpa country. It is a thrilling and challenging trek that combines the Everest Base Camp route with the turquoise glacial lakes of Gokyo valley. This trek is renowned for its proximity to the world’s highest mountain, friendly Sherpa people, picturesque villages, great variety of culture and tradition, colorful festivals and ancient monasteries, interesting myth and mystery, tremendous flora and fauna.
We start with a classic route to Everest Base Camp along the Dudh Koshi valley to the Khumbu glacier and Everest base Camp. Kala Pathar (5554m) is our first ascent which rewards us with a panorama of the majestic Everest (8850m) and its neighboring peaks of Pumori (7145m), Ama Dablam (6856m), Nuptse (7855m), Thamsherku (6723m), Lhotse (8516m) etc. Throughout this trek the panorama is constantly changing, but each and every one leaves you with an unforgettable memory collection of this mount wilds. The trail then crosses the glaciated Cho La Pass (5420m) to the Goyko valley with its perfect turquoise glacial lakes. The 360º view from Gokyo Ri (5330m) is magnificent. You are surrounded by four of the fourteen eight-thousanders; Everest (8850m), Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8463m) and Cho Oyu (8201m) and the view down to the turquoise lakes and Ngozounba Glacier is breathtakingly amazing. The descent back to Lukla takes on a different atmosphere as we walk through a valley passing through patches of birch and rhododendron forests where the elusive musk deer, Himalayan Thar,  Peacock Pheasant can be seen playing joyously.

Itienary Details

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to the Hotel. Overnight at Hotel

Day 02: Trek preparation day in Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel

Day 03: Fly Lukla and trek to Phakding (2665m). Overnight at Lodge

Day 04: Trek to Namche (3440m). Overnight at Lodge

Day 05 Rest day in Namche Bazaar. Overnight at Lodge

Day 06: Trek Tengboche (3867m). Overnight at Lodge

Day 07: Trek to Pheriche (4210m). Overnight at Lodge

Day 08: Rest day in Pheriche. Overnight at Lodge

Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4930m). Overnight at Lodge

Day 10: Trek Gorakshep (5180m) - then further to Everest Base Camp (5365m) and back to Gorakshep. Overnight at Lodge

Day 11: Trek Kalapatthar (5545m) and back to Dzonglha (4820m). Overnight at Lodge

Day 12: Trek to Thangnag (4678m)  through Chola Pass (5420m). Overnight at Lodge

Day 13: Trek to Gokyo (4730m) - explore around Gokyo. Overnight at Lodge

Day 14: Early excursion to Gokyo Ri (5483m) - trek back to Dole after lunch in Gokyo. Overnight at Lodge

Day 15: Trek back to Namche Bazaar. Overnight at Lodge

Day 16: Trek back to Lukla. Overnight at Lodge

Day 17: Fly back to Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel. Overnight at Hotel
Day 18: Independent sightseeing in Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel

Day 20: Final departure for Home



Trip Fact

  • Trip Duration: 20 Days
    Grade: Demanding
    Destination: Lukla-Namche-Tengboche-EBC-Gkyo
    Max Altitude : Kalapattar,5545M.
    Seasons: September to December and February to May
    Trip Code : RT-TPT

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