Gokyo Ri and Chola Pass Trek

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  • Total Duration : 18 Days
  • Transportation : Domestic Flights & Tourist Vehicles
  • Max Elevation : 5420m
  • Trek Grading : Difficult
  • Best Seasons : Spring & Autumn
  • Journey Starts/Ends : Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Accommodation : Hotel & Lodges

Tour Highlight

  • Magnificent mountain views
  • Unique Sherpa culture
  • Diversified cultures and traditions

Introduction

Nepal, the home to eight of the world’s ten highest peaks, is rich in spectacular mountains vistas and scenic diversity. Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo-Ri and crossing over the Cho-la pass makes you experience the magnificent Everest area. It is famed not only for its proximity to the world’s highest mountain but also for its friendly Sherpa people, picturesque villages, great variety of cultures, colorful festivals and Buddhist monasteries. Further, the legend of Yeti, believed to be living in the Khumbu region, adds a mysterious characteristic to the trekking experience.

Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo/ Cross Cho-La trek offers you the tour to the grandeur-famed Khumbu area. After a few days of sightseeing in Kathmandu valley, this demanding trek through Gokyo Lake and over the Cho-La Pass (5420m), leads into the Khumbu valley above Lobuche up to the majestic viewpoint of Kalapathar and back to Lukla via Tengboche and Namche Bazar. This strenuous trekking is rewarded with spectacular Himalayan scenes, including four of the world’s eight highest peaks: Cho-Oyu (8201m), Makalu (8485m), Lhotse (8516m) and Mt. Everest (8848m). Breathtaking mountain vistas are complemented by visits to Sherpa villages, homes and monasteries that offer you an insight into the quiet yet vibrant Sherpa culture.

The itinerary given is a suggested outline for the trek, which covers the highlights of the Khumbu and other popular places. Details may vary as per the personal taste and time schedule of each client. The schedule caters teahouse trekking, expedition style trekking where porters carry your tent and food, or a combination of both. We offer trekking experiences with proper attention to the acclimatization of trekkers.

Caution: Following a proper acclimatization process is crucial. In a high altitude trek that requires considerable sleeping time, lack of attention to this aspect can lead to dire consequences.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1,300m) and transfer to Hotel.

Day 02: Catch a morning flight to Lukla (2,850m) and after taking a good rest, trek to Phakding (2,610m).

Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazar (3,450m) via Hillary Bridge.

Day 04: The entire day is for acclimatizing in Namche Bazar. Those who wish to hike can do an optional trekking to Syangboche airstrip (3,750m) and Khumjung (3,800m).

Day 05: Trek to Dole (4,050m).

Day 06: Trek to Machhermo (4,470m).

Day 07: Today, early morning trek to Gokyo Lake (4,750m) for pristine views.

Day 08: Hike to Gokyo Ri (5,360m) and spend time gazing at the beautiful views of several mountains including Mt. Everest.

Day 09: Trek to Dragnak (4,700m).

Day 10: Cross Chola-La Pass (5,420m).

Day 11: Trek Lobuche (4,910m).

Day 12: Trek Gorekshep (5,140m) and hike up to Everest Base Camp (5,380m).

Day 13: Spend hiking up to Kalapathar (5,550m).

Day 14: Trek to Tengboche (3,870m).

Day 15: Today, incline from Tengboche to Namche Bazar.

Day 16: Descend back to Lukla.

Day 17: Catch a flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.

Day 18: Drive to the airport for final departure back home.

Date and Price

Note Regarding Dates:

Although this trip is currently unscheduled, Richa Tours is keen to prepare the necessary arrangements for the group or yourself. Feel free to contact us. The best months to travel this destination are between March to May and October to November.

Note Regarding Price:

Contact us with your needs and we will put forward the best feasible price for you.


Brief Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1,300m) and transfer to Hotel.

Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport. Be received by our staff that will help in assisting you to get transferred to the hotel. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu with BB Plan.

Day 02: Catch a morning flight to Lukla (2,850m) and after taking a good rest, trek to Phakding (2,610m).

After an early breakfast, we take a morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2850m) and trek to Phakding (2610m) via Chaurikhark and Thado Koshi. 
Your trek starts from Lukla – a little village with an airstrip at the end of a valley. Lukla is the entry to the Khumbu region where Mt Everest lies. The vegetation is mostly pine.Overnight stay at guesthouse or lodge.

Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazar (3,450m) via Hillary Bridge.

After an early morning breakfast, trek Phakding (2610m) to Namche Bazar (3450m) via Hillary Bridge. It will take approximately 5-6 hours of walking. Overnight stay at guesthouse or lodge.

Day 04: The entire day is for acclimatizing in Namche Bazar. Those who wish to hike can do an optional trekking to Syangboche airstrip (3,750m) and Khumjung (3,800m).

We spend a day acclimatizing at Namche Bazar. Today we have an optional hiking to Syangboche airstrip (3750m) and Khumjung (3800m) green valley. It will take approximately 5-6 hours of walking. Overnight stay at guesthouse or lodge.

Day 05: Trek to Dole (4,050m).

After breakfast, we trek from Namche Bazar via Mon-La (3985m) also known as Small view Point and Phortse Thenga (3250m) to Dole (4050m). It will take approximately 6-7 hours of walking. Overnight stay at guesthouse or lodge.

Day 06: Trek to Machhermo (4,470m).

After breakfast, we trek to doleup toMachhermo (4470m). If the weather persists to be pleasant, then we can have a wonderful view of Mt. Cho-Oyu (8201m). It will take approximately 3-4 hours of walking. Overnight stay at guesthouse or lodge.

Day 07: Today, early morning trek to Gokyo Lake (4,750m) for pristine views.

After breakfast, we trek from Machhermoup to Gokyo Lake (4750m) or Dudh Kunda via First & Second Lake. It will take approximately 3-4 hours of walking. Overnight stay at guesthouse or lodge.

Day 08: Hike to Gokyo Ri (5,360m) and spend time gazing at the beautiful views of several mountains including Mt. Everest.

After breakfast, we climb up to Gokyo RI (5360m). From there we can see glorious views of Mt. Everest, Cho- Oyu, Amadablam, Lhotse, Makalu and many more famous mountains. We then return from Gokyo-Ri and the rest of the day is for acclimatization to cross the Cho-La pass.It will take approximately 5-6 hours of walking. Overnight stay at guesthouse or lodge.

Day 09: Trek to Dragnak (4,700m).

After breakfast, we then trek to Dragnak or Thangna (4700m) via wonderful Ngozumpa glacier, the longest glacier in Everest Region where walking approximately takes 5 -6 hours. Overnight stay at guesthouse or lodge.

Day 10: Cross Chola-La Pass (5,420m).

Today, we start an early morning by waking up at 3:00 a.m. with hot or packed breakfast. We cross to Chola-La Pass (5420m) and spend the night at Zongla (4710m). It will take approximately 8-10 hours of walking. Overnight stay at guesthouse or lodge.

Day 11: Trek Lobuche (4,910m).

After breakfast, we trek to Lobuche (4940 m). We stop over for lunch and if anybody wants to hike at Lobuche, then we can have a wonderful view of Changrinup Glacier. It will take approximately 6-7 hours of walking. Overnight stay at guesthouse or lodge.

Day 12: Trek Gorekshep (5,140m) and hike up to Everest Base Camp (5,380m).

After breakfast, we then trek to Gorekshep (5140 m). After lunch, we then climb to Everest Base Camp (5380m). It will take approximately 8-10 hours of walking. Overnight stay at guesthouse or lodge.

Day 13: Spend hiking up to Kalapathar (5,550m).

After breakfast, we hike up to Kalapathar, (5550m) the highest altitude point of this trek and down to Pheriche (4243m) where walking takes 8-10 hours. Overnight stay at guesthouse or lodge.

Day 14: Trek to Tengboche (3,870m).

After breakfast, we trek to Tengboche (3870 m) via Pangboche (3930 meters) and Deboche. It will take approximately 5-6 hours of walking. Overnight stay at guesthouse or lodge.

Day 15: Today, incline from Tengboche to Namche Bazar.

After Breakfast, we trek to Big Market at Everest Region: Namche Bazar (3440m) where walking takes approximately for 7-9 hours. Overnight stay at guesthouse or lodge.

Day 16: Descend back to Lukla.

After breakfast, we descend down to Lukla (2860 m) at our ending point of our trek and proceed to Lukla Airport.Overnight stay at guesthouse or lodge.

Day 17: Catch a flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.

Take an early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu with BB Plan.

Day 18: Transfer to hotel or drive to airport for final departure.

Transfer to airport for International departure or the above itinerary can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer one. We will follow accordingly.

Service Include and Exclude

Includes

  • Airport-hotel-airport, pick-up and drop by tourist vehicles
  • Hotel & Guest house accommodation
  • Local Sherpa license holder English speaking trekking guide
  • Porters to carry your luggage during the trek
  • Insurance for all Trekking staff
  • Everest National Park permits & TIMS Card
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag on hire & Returnable basis
  • Airfare from Kathmandu–Lukla-Kathmandu, including taxes
  • Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu
  • All government taxes

Excludes

  • Your travel insurance during the tour & trek
  • Nepal entry visa fee and airport tax during the departure
  • Alcoholic, cold and hot drinks
  • Laundry & Telephone bill
  • Tips for Tour Guide, Drivers & Trekking staffs
  • Extra Meals during the tour & trek
  • Any other personal expenses