Everest Base Camp-Chola Pass-Gokyo Trekking is going to be one of the most adventurous trek for adventure seekers. This trek combines the awesome trek to Everest Base Camp, wonderful Gokyo Valley, huge Ngojumpa Glacier, popular Chola pass along with the best viewpoints of Kalapatthar and Gokyo Ri. Not only that but it also lets us explore theh majestically soaring mountains and legendry Sherpa villages and ancient Buddhist monasteries. You will have great time having the 360 degree view of four above 8000m peaks and other mountains from the summit of Gokyo Ri. Actually, Everest Base Camp-Chola Pass-Gokyo Lake trekking is graded as difficult & challenging trek. So, this trek is recommended for those who are physically fit and experienced hikers who love the challenge every ways. We start Everest Base Camp-Chola Pass-Gokyo Lake Trek with a dramatic scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla which offers awesome views of mountains down below your sight.
Upon reaching at Lukla, we meet our trekking crews and trek to Phakding. During this trek, you will get the explore Namche, Dole, Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Valley, Machhermo, best viewpoints of Kalapatthar and Gokyo Ri, the challenging pass of Cho La and many more en route. All in all, Everest Base Camp-Chola Pass-Gokyo Lake Trekking is a perfect package for true adventure in Nepal Himalayas. Motherland Hiking Team welcomes you adventure seekers for this very challenging yet rewarding Everest Base Camp-Chola Pass-Gokyo Lake Trek. For sure, you will have great time trekking in challenging Khumbu region during your Nepal trips.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and check-in to Hotel
The representatives from Motherland Hiking team will welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport upon your arrival. He/she Assist to transfer you to the hotel for the overnight stay.
Day 02: Full Day Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu Valley
Today, you will visit main places of Kathmandu valley. In the morning you visit Pashupatinath, Bauddhanath, and Swayambhunath. Pashupatinath is the oldest and holiest Hindu temple; Bauddhanath Stupa and Swayambhunath Stupa are the oldest Buddhist Stupas. After launch you visit Kathmandu durbar square and Patan durbar square. In Kathmandu durbar square, you visit Kumari temple, the temple of Living goddess.
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2804m) and trek to Phakding (2610m) – 3 Hours
We get transferred to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu Domestic Airport this morning to catch our scheduled morning flight to Lukla. After 30 minute long adventurous flight above the breathtaking scenario of Himalayas, we land on the Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. Lukla is going to be the starting point of our trek. We meet our porters and other crew members and start trekking towards Phadking, which takes around three hours. We stay overnight at a local guesthouse.
Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3441m) – 5 Hours
We walk through the beautiful forest of pine today. And our walk leads us along the Dudhkoshi River bank through many suspension bridges. We will be crossing Hillary Suspension bridge which is one of the famous suspension bridges in that region. We will have enough opportunity to witness the wonderful views of Mount Thamserku (6618m) during the walk. Passing through the settlements of Benkar and Monjo, we eventually arrive at the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park. We still have a last village of Jorsale before reaching Namche. Following the trail ascending through the forests and bridges and overlooking the beautiful views of Mount Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse, we continue our journey towards Namche. Namche is the gateway to Mount Everest and is also the main trading center of the region. We check into the guesthouse and stay there overnight lodge.
Day 05: Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar
Today is going to be a rest day at Namche. But, as our Health Experts suggest, we need to stay active and moving during the rest days instead of being idle. Hence, we either take a day hike to Thame or visit Khunde for purpose of proper acclimatization. We can even stay at Namche and explore the Bazaar itself. You can visit the Tourist Visitor Center near the Headquarter of Sagarmatha National Park where you can observe an assortment of things which are related to the First Everest Climbers and Sherpa Culture. We stay overnight at a lodge.
Day 06: Trek from Namche to Dole (4110m) – 6 Hours
Today, we climb steeply out of Namche Bazaar up to the Kyangjuma villagefrom where we can enjoy outstanding views of Thamserku and Amadablam. We pass through Mong La and stop at its top to enjoy the grandstanding views of surrounding snowcapped mountains and valleys while we have our lunch. We will get chance to observe various flora and fauna including wildflowers and rhododendrons. We finally reach Dole, where we stay overnight at lodge.
Day 07: Trek from Dole to Machhermo (4470m) – 5 Hours
From Dole, we head towards Machhermo today. Our trail is not going to be that strenuous and you will have opportunity to enjoy the amazingly spectacular natural beauty on the way. You can also observe the excellent views of mountains including Cho Oyu, Kantega and Thamserku.We reach at Machhermo after the walk of about five hours. We stay overnight at lodge.
Day 08: Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo (4800m) – 5 Hours
From Machhermo, we move onwards along various lakes on the way. Continuing gradually uphill, we reach Gokyo for our lunch. We stay overnight at the camp at lodge.
Day 09: Acclimatization at Gokyo Valley
We will have a full rest day or an acclimatization day at Gokyo. We can grasp the opportunity to observe ThonakTsho (the Fourth Lake) and NgozumaTsho (the Fifth Lake). The interested ones can even climb on a hill at the edge of the lakes to get the astounding views of great peaks including Mount Everes, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Gyachung, Makalu and Nuptse. We can witness the fabulous views of Cho Oyu Base Camp and Ngazumpa Glacier (the biggest glacier in the world) from the northern part of the fifth lake. We stay overnight at lodge.
Day 10: Trek to Gokyo Ri (5357m) and to Thaknak (4750m) – 5 Hours
Today, we hike up to Gokyo Ri for our ultimate goal to see the wonderful views of Himalayas including Mount Everest. If the weather is fine, you can spend few hours at the top of Gokyo Ri. We then descend to Thaknak where we stay overnight at lodge.
Day 11: Trek from Thaknak to Chola Pass (5367m) to Dzongla (4830m) – 8 Hours
Cho La pass is another show up for this Trek and today is going to be the toughest day for us. We have to start early in the morning. Actually the pass is not difficult in itself but it is steep and involves a glacier traverse on the eastern side. So, we need to be careful this day. The awesome views of Amadablam over a range of mountains on the south along with Cholatseon the west and Lobuche East and Baruntsecan be enjoyed. We then trek to Dzonglawhich is another beautiful place with a complete view of Cholatse, Amadablam, and Lobuche. We stay overnight at a very basic lodge.
Day 12: Trek from Dzongla to Lobuche (4940m) – 3 Hours
Today’s walk is going to be a bit shorter relatively. We would get more time to observe and relax as we climb down from Dzongla to Lobuche. The panoramic views of Lobuche, Amadablam, Thamserku and Kangtegaon the way can allure anyone. We stay overnight at lodge.
Day 13: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5170m) to Everest Base Camp (5364m) and return back to Gorakshep – 8 Hours
Today is going to be another big and difficult day trek along the Khumbu Glacier and up to the Everest Base Camp. You can get the closest view of Mount Everest from Khumbu Glacier and EBC. After spending little time at EBC, we track back to Gorakshep, where we stay overnight at lodge.
Day 14: Trek from Gorakshep to Kalapatthar to Pheriche (4280m) – 8 Hours
Actually, this day is going to be one of the most difficult yet rewarding treks. We make an early start to reach the best viewpoint of Kalapatthar. You can get the amazing mountain panorama from this viewpoint. After enjoying the amazing views from Kalapatthar, we return back to Pheriche. We stay overnight at a lodge.
Day 15: Trek from Pheriche to Tyangboche and then to Namche (3400m) – 6 Hours
From Pheriche, we take slightly different route down to Orsho today. We reach Pangboche where you can explore the oldest monastery in the region. The monastery is said to contain the scalp and bones of abominable snowman Yeti. We leave Tyangboche Monastery and finally arrive at Namche. We stay overnight at a lodge.
Day 16: Trek from Namche to Lukla – 7 Hours
From Namche, we return back to Lukla. With this, we mark end of our trekking. We stay overnight at lodge.
Day 17: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
We get the scheduled morning flight to Kathmandu from Lukla. The flight is going to be very scenic and adventurous. On arriving Kathmandu, you can take your time to go for your last minute shopping or you can choose to explore the city even more. We stay overnight at a hotel.
Day 18: Final Departure
We are saying good bye to the Kathmandu as your journey in Nepal comes to an end today! We will transfer you to the airport for your returning flight.
- Airport Pick up drop (Airport /Hotel/Airport) by private car/van/Bus.
- 3 Night 2 to 3 Start Hotel in Kathmandu
- Both way Kathmandu to lukla back to Kathmandu by domestic air.
- All Ground local Transportation
- All Meal during the Trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) with cup of tea or Coffee.
- Trekking permit: (TIMS) and (Sagarmatha National Park Permit)
- All necessary paper works.
- All Accommodation During the trek. Tourist Stander Lodge.
- One English Speaking Government License holder and all his food, Lodge accommodation, Salary and Insurance.
- Experience Trekking Porters (1 porter for 2 clients). And Their well-paid Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance
- Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
- Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
- All government taxes.
- Welcome Dinner
- Food in Kathmandu
- Your Travel and rescue insurance.
- All the Food in Kathmandu. Also in the case of early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled Itinerary.
- All the expenses in mountain over than scheduled itinerary (due to strike, delay or canceled flight)
- Extra night Hotel in Kathmandu if arrive early or late departure than schedule Itinerary.
- All the Bar bills and personal expenses (phone call, laundry service, battery recharge, bottle of water, hot water, shower.
- Tips for the guide and porter.