Everest Chola pass Via gokyo lake trek

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Price inclusive $ 1250
16 days

Everest Chola pass Via gokyo lake trek allows you to witness the attractiveness of the immense Mount Everest lying in the backdrop of all other gigantic peaks. Also, trek to Chola Pass allows you to experience the highest peak Everest with and other snow- topped mountain- Nuptse, Lhotse, Makalu (8481m), Gychung Kang (7922m), Cho-Oyu (8201m) etc.

This excellent trek is designed by High Five Adventures for those who are looking for to cross Everest high passes. Also, the trek bestows a wonderful experience travelling around natural splendor, and deep multiplicities. Trek to Cho La pass begins with a stunning picturesque flight to Lukla and walks all along the Dudh Koshi River and also passes through numerous local villages. Passing via the small yak-grazing spots, we will reach the Gokyo lakes then we will mount to the Gokyo Peak (5480m) and take pleasure from stunning peak view. After passing through the Cho La pass, we will reach at Dzongla. This trek will present you the best of the peak scenery including the view spot of Kala Patthar (5545m). The trek can be considered as the risky walk in the Himalayas as it goes through the way traversing high pass in Khumbu, then certainly reach Cho La pass at 5420m into the Gokyo Valley. Also, we will climb Gokyo Ri (5,488m) for a spectacular view of the peak mountain scene in the world.

Everest Chola pass Via gokyo lake trek Besides, you can go around the Buddhist Monasteries where you can see the daily prayers of monk. You may also find out veiled Yeti legends and meet the outgoing Sherpa inhabitants. Chola Pass to be found between two well-liked trekking destinations Gokyo Lake and Everest base camp. High Five Adventures arranges Everest Base Camp via Chola pass trek Gokyo valley for those adventure lovers who are vigorous and physically healthy. Additionally, this trek can also be very attention-grabbing to the trekkers who are preparing to endeavor more elevated peaks.

Short Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek preparation
Day 03: Kathmandu to Lukla (2800m/9184ft) to Phakding (2610m): 4 hours
Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3400m/11283ft): 5-6 hours
Day 05: Namche Bazaar: Acclimatization Day
Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Dole (4110m/13152ft): 6-7 hours
Day 07: Trek from Dole to Machhermo (4470m/14663ft): 5 hours
Day 08: Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo (4800m/15744ft): 5 hours
Day 09: Gokyo Valley: Acclimatization Day
Day 10: Hike to Gokyo Ri (5357m/17570ft) to Thaknak (4750m/15580ft): 4-5 hours
Day 11: Trek from Thaknak to Chola Pass (5367m/17604ft) to Dzongla (4830m/15939ft): 8 hours
Day 12: Trek from Dzongla to Lobuche (4940m/16207ft): 3 hours
Day 13: Trek from Lobuche to Gorak shep (5170m/16961ft) to Everest Base Camp (5364m/17594ft) and return back to Gorak Shep: 8-9 hours
Day 14: Trek from Gorakshep to Kalapatthar to Pheriche (4280m/14070ft): 8-9 hours
Day 15: Trek from Pheriche to Pangboche to Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3400m/11280ft): 5-6 hours
Day 16: Trek from Namche to Lukla: 7-8 hours
Day 17: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 18: Final Departure

Details Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu

Upon your arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport (Kathmandu), our representatives from High Five Adventures will welcome you and transfer you to the hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek preparation

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: Kathmandu to Lukla (2800m/9184ft) to Phakding (2610m): 4 hours

After the breakfast in the morning, we will transfer you to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport for the scenic flight to Lukla which is the gateway destination from where our trek starts. After a dramatic 40 minutes of flight above beautiful mountains, we reach the Lukla airport. After meeting our crew members at Lukla, we start trekking to Phakding and stay overnight there.

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3400m/11283ft): 5-6 hours

Today, after taking our morning breakfast, we walk through the pine forest along the Dudh Koshi River. On the way, we enjoy the beautiful views of Mount Thamserku. We come to the check post and entrance to Sagarmatha National Park via the settlements of Benkar and Monjo. Passing through the village of Jorsale, we finally reach at Namche which is the gateway to Mount Everest. We stay overnight at Namche.

Day 05: Namche Bazaar: Acclimatization Day

Today will be our first day of acclimatization. You are suggested to stay active and moving during rest days. So, we either spend a taking a day’s hike to Thame village of Khunde. We can explore Namche bazaar itself either. Namche Bazaar is the main center of Everest Region has many government offices, Banks, ATMs, restaurants, Internet Cafes and many more. We stay overnight in the hotel at Namche.

Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Dole (4110m/13152ft): 6-7 hours

We climb steeply out of Namche Bazaar up to the Kyangjuma village from where we can enjoy outstanding views of Thamserku and then to Katenga and Amadablam. Then, we pass through Mong La and stop at the top of Mong La to admire the grandstanding views of surrounding snowcapped mountains and valleys while we have our lunch. En route, we observe various flora and fauna including wildflowers and rhododendrons. We can also spot wild animals like Pheasants, elusive Musk Deer and Mountain Goats among others en route. We finally reach Dole after our approx. 7 hours trek, where we stay overnight.

Day 07: Trek from Dole to Machhermo (4470m/14663ft): 5 hours

We make an early start from Dole today. And our trail today is not going to be that strenuous but natural beauty we observe en route is amazingly spectacular rather. We pass through many of excellent views of mountains including Cho Oyu while at the rear are the peaks of Kantega and Thamserku. After approx. five hours of walk, you reach at Machhermo. We will stay overnight at Machhermo.

Day 08: Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo (4800m/15744ft): 5 hours

After having our morning breakfast at Machhermo today, we move onwards along various lakes on the way. And we then continue our trek gradually uphill to Gokyo Lake for our lunch. We stay overnight in the camp at Gokyo.

Day 09: Gokyo Valley: Acclimatization Day

Well, today is full rest day or an acclimatization day but we should not stay idle. We can grasp the opportunity to observe Thonak Tsho (fourth lake) and Ngozuma Tsho (fifth lake). If interested, you can climb on a hill at the edge of the Lakes to get astounding views of Cho Oyu, Mount Everest, Gyachung Kang, Lhotse, Makalu and Nupse. The northern part of the fifth lake provides the fabulous views of Cho Oyu base camp and Ngazumpa glacier which is the biggest glacier of the world. You may even try to go sixth lake too but it depends upon your time and interest. We then return back to Gokyo village and we stay overnight at Gokyo.

Day 10: Hike to Gokyo Ri (5357m/17570ft) to Thaknak (4750m/15580ft): 4-5 hours

We will be hiking up to Gokyo Ri for our ultimate goal to see the wonderful views of Himalayas including Mount Everest. You can spend few hours at the top of the Gokyo-Ri if the weather is fine. We have enough time to enjoy the glory of Himalayas. Then, we trek to Thaknak for overnight stay.

Day 11: Trek from Thaknak to Chola Pass (5367m/17604ft) to Dzongla (4830m/15939ft): 8 hours

Well, Cho La pass is also another show up for this Everest Adventure Trek. Today is going to be the toughest day for us. We need to start early (4 -6am) compared to other days. Actually the pass is not difficult per se but it is steep and involves a glacier traverse on the eastern side. As the trail is vertical and the rocks are glazed by ice, it adds trouble to the trekkers making the trail slippery. So, we need to be careful this day. We can enjoy the awesome views of Amadablam over a range of mountains on the south along with Cholatse on the west and Lobuche East and Baruntse. Before we reach Dzongla, we need to pass through some crevasses. Dzongla is another beautiful place with a complete view of Mount Cholatse, Lobuche and Mount Amadablam. We will stay at a very basic lodge overnight

Day 12: Trek from Dzongla to Lobuche (4940m/16207ft): 3 hours

Today is going to be a bit shorter walk. We would get more time to observe and relax. So, we climb down from Dzongla and after crossing a bridge, we traverse through grassy trail. En route, we will enjoy the panoramic views of Lobuche, Amadablam, Thamserku and Kangtega prominently. We will stay overnight at Lobuche.

Day 13: Trek from Lobuche to Gorak shep (5170m/16961ft) to Everest Base Camp (5364m/17594ft) and return back to Gorak Shep: 8-9 hours

Today will be the longest day of our entire trek. So make early morning start, and our trek continues gently to climb and sometimes direct ascent to nearby glacier and moraine. Following this trail will finally bring you to Gorakshep for our breakfast. After the breakfast, we continue our trek to EBC with packed lunch. EBC offers you the beauty of Khumbu Icefall on the base of the tallest mountain in the world. Again, we have to return back to Gorakshep today.

Day 14: Trek from Gorakshep to Kalapatthar to Pheriche (4280m/14070ft): 8-9 hours

Today, we will start our trek up the best viewpoint of Kalapatthar. We will catch the dramatic views of mountains including Lingtren, Mount Everest, Khumbuste, and Changste among others. After enjoying wonderful Himalayan panorama at Kalapatthar, we descend down to Pheriche for our overnight stay.

Day 15: Trek from Pheriche to Pangboche to Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3400m/11280ft): 5-6 hours

Today, we walk down through the hillside with beautiful rhododendron and juniper forest. We either have our lunch in Pangboche or wait until we reach Phunki Tenga depending on our hunger and condition. Then, we follow our trail through Dudh Koshi descending rapidly through pine forests. This will bring us to Sansa which is the major trail junction in the region. We then follow the trail to Namche Bazaar where we stay overnight.

Day 16: Trek from Namche to Lukla: 7-8 hours

We descend steeply downward today. After crossing the suspension bridges over the fast flowing Dudh Koshi, our trail becomes more level. Walking through the forests and Sherpa villages, we arrive in Lukla after approx. 7 hours. We stay overnight at Lukla.

Day 17: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu

Today, we will fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla. We will again have a dramatic 40-minutes flight over the high Himalayas. Upon reaching at Kathmandu, you can take the time for exploring the city or you can go for last minute shopping. We celebrate the farewell dinner in the evening.

Day 18: Final Departure

You 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.

Cost Details

  • Airport Pick up drop (Airport /Hotel/Airport) by private car/van/Bus. Hotel in Kathmandu: Two night's tourist standard Hotel in Katmandu with breakfast basis. Welcome dinner and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • Meals During Trek: Your standard meals in mountain (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking. Tea or coffee four times a day in cup during the trek
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing (Kathmandu Darbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa, Bouddhanath Stupa and Pashipati Temple
  • Accommodation In Trekking: All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
  • Trekking permit: 'Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) Permit. And Everest National park permits Toilet paper during the trek
  • All necessary paper works.
  • Domestic airport pick up and drop by car or Van.
  • Guide: An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, Porters: Experience Trekking Porters (1 porter for 2 clients). And all Their well-paid Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
  • Adventure Certificate: Our Company provides Adventure Certificate.
  • 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.
  • Service charge
  • Drop to airport by car/van/Bus

Cost does not include on:

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Katmandu). Your Travel and rescue insurance.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • 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.

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