Trip Facts

Country: Nepal
Region: Everest Region
Activities: Nepal Trekking -
Group size: 2 - 14 pax
Max Alttitude: 5483 m.
Difficulty:
Seasons: Mar - May, Sept - Nov

Gokyo Cho La Pass Everest Trek (20 Days)

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Gokyo Chola Pass Everest base camp trek also call Everest Circuit Trek which is one of the most famous and adventurous treks in the Everest region. Gokyo Chola Pass Everest trek is the culmination of classic tradition, culture and top class of adventures as it combines entire upper Khumbu, crystal Gokyo Lake, renowned viewpoint Gokyor-Ri and of curse the base of world's tallest mountain, Everest.

 

Trek to Everest Base Camp via the connoisseur’s route. Take on a real challenge and enjoy the very best views of Everest. This is a challenging 16 day trek for those looking for a superior experience in the Everest Region. Climb the largest glacier in Nepal, suck in the spectacular view of Everest from Gokyo Ri (5483m), challenge yourself on the Cho La, gasp at the chaos of the Khumbu ice fall above Everest Base Camp and burn the sight of Everest from Kala Pattar into your consciousness. This is a trek of superlatives.

 

Our Gokyo, Cho La pass, Everest Base Camp trek includes 16 days of trekking in the high Himalaya and 3 nights in the vibrant city of Kathmandu to give a total of 20 days in Nepal.  The trekking itinerary includes acclimatisation days and gradual height gain to ensure that the effects of altitude are minimised and to give you the greatest chance of a successful trek.

Itinerary

Day Program Accommodation Meal
01 Arrival in Kathmandu and Transfer to hotel. Hotel -
02. Flight to Lukla (2804m) and trek to Phakding (2610m) Lodge B, L, D
03. Trek Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3535m) Lodge B, L, D
04 Namche Bazaar Acclimatization Day Lodge B, L, D
05 Trek Namche Bazaar to Phortse (3675m). Lodge B, L, D
06 Trek Phortse to Machherma (4470m). Lodge B, L, D
07 Trek Machherma to Gokyo (4790m) Lodge B, L, D
08 Trek Gokyo to Gokyo Ri (5483m.) and Back to Gokyo. Lodge B, L, D
09 Trek Gokyo Lake to Dragnak (4760m). Lodge B, L, D
10 Trek to Dzongla (4830m) via Chola pass (5360m) 7 Hrs. Lodge B, L, D
11 Trek Dzongla to Gorekshep (5,184m.) Lodge B, L, D
12 Trek Gorekshep to Everest base camp (5400m) & back to Gorakshep (5180m) Lodge B, L, D
13 Trek Gorekshep to Kala Patthar and back to Dingboche (4300m). Lodge B, L, D
14 Dingboche - Chukung - Chukung Ri - Dingboche (4300m). Lodge B, L, D
15 Trek Dingboche to Tengboche (3867m). Lodge B, L, D
16 Trek to Namche Bazaar (3535m). Lodge B, L, D
17 Trek Namche to Phakding and Lukla (2804m). Lodge B, L, D
18 Fly back to Kathmandu (1350m). Hotel B
19 Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour. Hotel D
20 Final Departure. - B
*P.S. B - breakfast, L - lunch, D - Dinner
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Gokyo Chola Pass Everest base camp trek also call Everest Circuit Trek which is one of the most famous and adventurous treks in the Everest region. Gokyo Chola Pass Everest trek is the culmination of classic tradition, culture and top class of adventures as it combines entire upper Khumbu, crystal Gokyo Lake, renowned viewpoint Gokyor-Ri and of curse the base of world's tallest mountain, Everest.

 

Trek to Everest Base Camp via the connoisseur’s route. Take on a real challenge and enjoy the very best views of Everest. This is a challenging 16 day trek for those looking for a superior experience in the Everest Region. Climb the largest glacier in Nepal, suck in the spectacular view of Everest from Gokyo Ri (5483m), challenge yourself on the Cho La, gasp at the chaos of the Khumbu ice fall above Everest Base Camp and burn the sight of Everest from Kala Pattar into your consciousness. This is a trek of superlatives.

 

Our Gokyo, Cho La pass, Everest Base Camp trek includes 16 days of trekking in the high Himalaya and 3 nights in the vibrant city of Kathmandu to give a total of 20 days in Nepal.  The trekking itinerary includes acclimatisation days and gradual height gain to ensure that the effects of altitude are minimised and to give you the greatest chance of a successful trek.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu and Transfer to hotel.

    Our trip starts in the lively and bustling city of Kathmandu with an explosion to the senses - take a deep breath! We’ll be there to smooth the transition; a friendly face from Adventure Connexion will meet you at Kathmandu Airport and accompany you to our hotel to regroup after your flight. Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal and the Kathmandu Valley is the political and cultural heart of the Kingdom. Evening some briefing about Gokyo Chola Pass and Everest Base Camp Trek with trekking guide. Overnight at Kathmandu (1310m).

  • Day 02. Flight to Lukla (2804m) and trek to Phakding (2610m)

    An early start and private transfer to the airport and then a spectacular 30 minute flight over foothills of the Himalaya to your hoping off point of Lukla has to be one of the most spectacular starts to any walk. You will meet your porters in Lukla and then after all the build up it is great to be on the trail and on your way to base camp. A three hour walk brings you to your first overnight tea house in the village of Phakding. Overnight at Phakding (2610m).

    Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

  • Day 03. Trek Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3535m)

    The green slopes around Phakding are intensively terraced and farmed and offer a fascinating insight into the village life of the Sherpa people. The snow capped mountains tower around you as you crisscross the valley bottom on nerve jangling suspension bridges on your way to Namche Bazaar and a final sustained climb brings the welcome sight of the village. Overnight at Namche Bazaar (3535m).

    Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

  • Day 04 Namche Bazaar Acclimatization Day

    Regular acclimatisation days are crucial to a successful trek to in the Everest region and minimising the effects of altitude and also offer a great excuse to explore the Sherpa villages in the area. Generally you will trek to Khumjung and the Everest View Hotel but other options are available. You will also have time to wander around the important market town of Namche Bazaar and enjoy the delicious pastries at the German Bakery. Overnight at Namche Bazaar.

    Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

  • Day 05 Trek Namche Bazaar to Phortse (3675m).

    Your day starts with a steep climb and passes numerous Chortens and buddist paintings as you climb to the top of the ridge at 3973m. Today, the trail climbs steeply out of valley through rhododendron forest, juniper and large conifers start to appear as the elevation increases making trekking beautiful in spring. The views of Khumbi La and Tawache are magnificent through out the day. Overnight at Phortse (3675m).

    Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

  • Day 06 Trek Phortse to Machherma (4470m).

    The climb to Dole through the rhododendron, juniper and conifer forests makes for a particularly beautiful mornings walk. After lunch at Dole you continue to climb and the landscape gets increasingly barren as you gain altitude. Machhermo is your overnight stop and home to a very credible yeti sighting so tread carefully. Overnight at Machherma (4470m).

    Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

  • Day 07 Trek Machherma to Gokyo (4790m)

    Three to four hours of trekking through the magnificent scenery of the high Himalaya bring you to the small village of Gokyo (4790m). It is important to keep a close eye out for the symtoms of AMS as you have gained significant height over the last couple of days. Overnight at Gokyo (4790m).

    Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

  • Day 08 Trek Gokyo to Gokyo Ri (5483m.) and Back to Gokyo.

    You rise before the dawn for the steep and strenuous climb of Gokyo Ri (5483m.) which is arguably the best viewpoint in the Everest Region. There are spectacular views of the stunning Goyko Valley, massive Ngozumpa Glacier and four 8000m peaks including Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Cho-Oyo. Back in time for a hearty lunch and relaxed afternoon of acclimatization. Overnight at Gokyo.

    Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

  • Day 09 Trek Gokyo Lake to Dragnak (4760m).

    Fit and acclimatised, we leave Gokyo to cross the Ngozumpa Glacier. We descend to the second lake and drop down onto the glacier. The route across the glacier is marked by cairns and is generally quite well defined. We climb off the glacier by a small dwelling known as Dragnak (4760m). Overnight at  Dragnak (4760m).

    Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

  • Day 10 Trek to Dzongla (4830m) via Chola pass (5360m) 7 Hrs.

    This is the big day of your trip!! Before crossing the Chola pass about three hundred meters is very hard!! You cannot imagine where to go especially if you are trekking of yourself. About 5 o’clock will be ready your breakfast then the trail leads gradually uphill until 5000m. This is a great view point of Chola pass & several peaks, then trail will descending to the Chola Pass Base Camp 4800m. From here you will find very hard due to rocks, be careful with rocks. Keep the trail continue after couple of hours from here you will be on the top of Chola pass. This is probably the most challenging day of your trek and the conditions can be very hard going depending on the time of year and recent weather conditions. Whatever the conditions you will enjoy a huge sense of achievement on reaching Dzongla. Overnight at  Dzongla (4830m).

    Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

  • Day 11 Trek Dzongla to Gorekshep (5,184m.)

    From Dzongla to Gorekshep we will hike the more popular trail with fellow trekkers headed toward Everest Base Camp. Adventure Connexion groups passing by numerous memorials and chortens, this hike is much livelier than the remote wilderness we have just come from. The views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nupse and Mt. Pumori are spectacular from here. Dzongla is a small collection of tea houses adjacent to a nearby stream. Watching the sunset on Nupse is a memorable sight. Overnight at Gorekshep (5,184m).

    Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

  • Day 12 Trek Gorekshep to Everest base camp (5400m) & back to Gorakshep (5180m)

    An early start from Ghorak Shep to Everest Base Camp. From Ghorak Shep the round trip to Everest Base Camp takes about six challenging hours as the ground is very rough and path ever changing as the glacier moves. Despite what others may say the round trip to EBC is worth every minute and it is a simply awe inspiring place The sight of the Khumbu Ice Fall is one you will not forget in a hurry. Enjoy the view of Khumbu glacier & Khumbu icefall where the Everest Expedition starts and trek back to Gorakshep. Overnight at Gorakshep (5180m).

    Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

  • Day 13 Trek Gorekshep to Kala Patthar and back to Dingboche (4300m).

    This day, we climb to Kala Patthar. From here we have a steep ascent up to the top of the Kala Patthar. The actual distance is not so far but we take it very slowly to make up for the altitude. This top (5,545m) is a hard pull but the view from the top surpasses anything you can imagine. All around us flows, huge glaciers and the creaking of the mobile glacier ice only disturbs the silence of these altitudes. The mountains of Pumori (7,145m), Lingtren (6,697m) and Khumbutse (6,623m) separate us from Tibet and just over the Lho La pass we see the huge rock of Changtse (7,750m) in Tibet itself. But Sagarmatha, or Mt. Everest (8848m.) the queen of them all towers over everyone and head. Overnight at Dingboche (4300m).

    Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

  • Day 14 Dingboche - Chukung - Chukung Ri - Dingboche (4300m).

    After breakfast Adventure Connexion Team hiked up to the town of Chukung. This is the last town in this particular valley of the Solu Khumbu region. At the end of the town is a 6000m mountain known as Island Peak. Island Peak holds a certain allure to would-be mountaineers (me included) because it is an easy introduction to climbing very high mountains. There are several of these "trekkers peaks" located throughout the Himalaya and this one just happens to be the easiest. The trial descends from Dingboche to Chukung. From Chukung, you can see panoramic view of Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Island peak. Overnight at Dingboche (4300m).

    Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

  • Day 15 Trek Dingboche to Tengboche (3867m).

    The trail makes a gradual descent through scrub junipers and around Mani stones as it follows the hillside. The trail passes many Mani walls in deep rhododendron forests where crossing after the Imja khola, the trail climbs many carved Mani stones to Pangboche. Pangboche Gompa is the oldest in Khumbu; a visit will be well worth. Walk down to the valley from where the trail is shallower through alpine meadows. Followed by climb gradually up to Tengboche where the biggest monastery lies in the whole of Khumbu. Overnight at Tengboche (3867m).

    Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

  • Day 16 Trek to Namche Bazaar (3535m).

    A cracking day of walking through Rhododrendron forests on the steep sided slopes that descend to the churning Dubh Kosi brings you back to the hussle and bustle of Namche. Overnight at Namche Bazaar (3535m).

    Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

  • Day 17 Trek Namche to Phakding and Lukla (2804m).

    A relaxed descent to Phakding. The relatively short three hour trek to Lukla allows you to reflect on the challenges and highlights of your trek and all too soon you find yourself among the hustle and bustle of Lukla and the relative luxury that it offers. You will say goodbye to your porters and enjoy the comforts available and perhaps even enjoy a celebration with your fellow trekkers. Overnight at Lukla (2804m.

    Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

  • Day 18 Fly back to Kathmandu (1350m).

    The early morning is the best time for flying back to Kathmandu and after a short transfer to your hotel you can enjoy a day of rest and relaxation as well as that treat you have been craving for two weeks. Overnight at Kathmandu Hotel.

    Breakfast Included

  • Day 19 Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour.

    Flights from Lukla are occasionally disrupted due to bad weather so it is important to have a spare day in case of delays and there is plenty to do in Kathmandu. This is the free day and you can use it for your shopping and Kathmandu cultural tour. In the evening farewell dinner in Kathmandu organise by Adventure Connexion Team with cultural dance. Overnight at Kathmandu Hotel

    Dinner Included

  • Day 20 Final Departure.

    The trip ends, Adventure Connexion Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu international airport for your flight departure from Nepal.

    Breakfast Included

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Gokyo Cho La Pass Everest Base Camp Trek Price ( USD $) / Per Person

 

 2 PAX  4 PAX  8 PAX  12 PAX
USD $ 1675
USD $ 1525
USD $ 1352
USD $ 1189

 

Price Includes:

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car / van / bus.
  • Standard accommodation at hotel in Kathmandu with Bed and Breakfast basis
  • All your standard Meals during the trek.
  • Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu both way flight ticket.
  • Best available Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation during the trek.
  • Local licensed English speaking Guide.
  • The required number of local staff and Porters to carry your luggage during the trek.
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments, medicine for all trekking staffs.
  • Everest National Park permits.
  • Trekkers Information Management System Card (TIMS)
  • Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu.
  • All our government taxes.
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.

 

Price Excludes:

  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu.
  • Your travel insurance.
  • Immergency Rescue
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (US$ 30 per person)
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, laundry.
  • Personal trekking Equipments.
  • Tips for trekking staff- Tipping is expected.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.
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