Everest Gokyo lakes & Chola Pass Trek: 19 Days

Nepal Hiking Team
USD1550
  • 19 days
    (Duration)
  • Moderate
    (Difficulty)
  • 4.9
    (Rating)
  • Hilly
    (Terrain)

Do not lose hold of your dreams. Start living your dreams; start creating your legend. Enjoy the high pass trek of Everest Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek with Nepal Hiking Team.


Description

Trip Highlights

  • Sightseeing tour of Historical, Cultural, religious UNESCO Heritages sites of Kathmandu city,
  • People & Cultures, religions & Lifestyle of more Ethnic groups,
  • Fantastic Mountain views above 6000- 8848 m peaks including world's Highest peak- Mount Everest,
  • Hiking to Everest Base Camp and Broad Summit of Kalapatthar.
  • Crossing over Chola Pass, The Ultimate Challenge Climbing of Gokyo Peak, Icefalls and Ngozumpa Glaciers,
  • Scenic flights to/from Kathmandu

Do you enjoy hearing about the legends? Have you ever dreamed of creating your legend?

Do not lose hold of your dreams. Start living your dreams; start creating your legend. Enjoy the high pass trek of Everest Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek with Nepal Hiking Team.

Taste the adventurous trek serving you with the abundant scenic beauty of the towering Himalayas. Explore the Everest base camp and witness the precious gift the nature provides to the Everest region: the gigantic mountains and the Sagarmatha national park. Enjoy the magnificent view from Kalapatthar. From here, through cho la pass, you could reach to Gokyo also known as Dudh Kunda. The very rare view of mountains climbing higher up to the horizon is seen from Gokyo RI. Hiking continues from this view point; during the hike enjoy the artistic ability of human decorating the extreme landscapes: charming monasteries with prayer flags and Namche bazaar. Both the Nature and Culture has open up their treasure to this Everest Region. So begin the Treasure hunt this holiday season in Everest Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek.

This trek is designed for trekkers who have both the physique and the immense wish to witness the rarest view of the range of World’s highest peaks (mostly above 8000m). If you only have the wish to witness the Mighty Everest but lack the physique to bear the strenuous trek, we provide you the easier Everest Panorama Trek, Everest Base Camp Trek and Everest Luxury Trek suitable for people in average fitness.

Do not miss the chance. Grab the opportunity to create your own legend. Join for 19 days Everest Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek with Nepal Hiking Team. We assure your Safety.


Attributes

Experience of guide

More than 10 years in Annapurna zone

Certifications of guide

All of guides have trekking guide licenses and have received training from Ministry of Tourism of Nepal.

No of porters per client

One porter for 2 clients

Max group size

20 members

Type of food

Simple


Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu

    You will be welcomed by our staff and transferred to your hotel. Our airport representative will explain the program upon arrival. Overnight at hotel

  • Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour

    Sightseeing of World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley including: Kathmandu Darbar Square, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Pasupatinath Temple. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.

  • Day 03: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2652m/8699ft) Duration: 3 hrs

    Early morning transfer to airport for Lukla flight. The flight into Lukla is a lifetime experience in itself. The airfield is at high evaluation and the difference between the two ends of the runway is about 60 meters! Trek to Phakding with green landscape & view of Kusum Kangraru. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283ft) Duration: 6 hrs

    We follow the Dudh Kosi, ascending through Himalayan pine and Doedar cedar forests, to the celebrated village of Namche Bazaar. The village of Namche is a historic trading post where Nepalese and Tibetan traders exchange salt, dried meat and textiles. Besides being a superb place to shop for traditional crafts, Namche remains the central trading post in the Khumbu, attracting Himalayan and lowland merchants. You will spend two days in Namche for acclimatization, visit local markets and spend time with your team. On the hike we capture our first glimpses of Everest and neighboring peaks. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 05: Namche Bazar - Everest View Hotel - Return

    This is a day for acclimatization; we will hike to Syangboche Airport (3700m), the supposed to the highest airport in the world. Then continue climbing to Everest View Hotel for great panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam, Tawache etc. On the way back visit Sherpa Culture Museum and Everest Photo Gallery. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3860m/12660ft) Duration: 5 hrs

    The flat and easy trail leads towards the view of Mt. Everest, then descends deep into the Dudh Kosi Valley at Pungki Thanka; from here it ascends the right flank of the Dudh Kosi valley to Tengboche Monastery (3860m). It is the spiritual center of the Khumbu; the climb is long, but more than adequately compensated by views of Mt. Amadablam and on a clear day, views of Mt. Everest and its surrounding peaks. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4410m/14464ft) Duration: 5 hrs

    Descend through a beautiful forest then cross the Imja Khola and trek through the village of Pangboche (3900m); perhaps today is the most interesting trekking because you will not lose altitude like on other days and you will enjoy views of Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Lhotse & other peaks; the route continues through pastures to Dingboche, known as the 'summer valley'. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 08: Dingboche to Nagerjun (5100m/16728ft) and return

    This would be your second acclimatization day that requires about 6 hours of trekking to an altitude of 5100m. After breakfast you ascend Nagerjun (5100m), a hill located on the flanks of the Chhukung valley directly above Dingboche. The main aim is to climb high and sleep low. The foot path becomes steep at times, resulting in a physically challenging day : ascending the hill could take up to 5 hours at altitude. From this altitude there are good views of Lobuche East (6119m), Lobuche West (6145m), Taboche Peak (6367m), Thamserku (6608m), Kangtega (6685m) and Ama Dablam (6856m). On a clear day you could even see Makalu, the world’s fifth highest mountain, including great views of the Pheriche Valley. After a short rest, you start the descent back to Dingboche : the walk at altitude takes about 2 hours. After lunch you should take a well-deserved rest, afternoon temperatures could drop rapidly as the sun sets over the mountain tops. You will spend a second night in Dingboche. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4910m/16105ft) Duration: 5 hrs

    Trek along a broad valley floor to Dughla, passing the Trekkers Aid Post at Pheriche (4240 m), staffed by western volunteer doctors and supported by the Himalayan Rescue Association which offers treatment and consultation to trekkers. Continue up the valley, gaining altitude. Come out of the valley to descend to the yak pastures of Lobuche. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 10: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364m/17594ft) then back to Gorekshep (5181m/16994ft) Duration: 8 hrs

    After a short climb through meadows, look down on the Khumbu Glacier. Straight ahead is Kalapattar - the best vantage point to view the entire south face of Mt. Everest and the surrounding peaks. After couple of hours we will get at Gorekshep, and continue our journey to Everest Base camp. There is not much elevation gain, but there are a lot of ups and downs and, combined with altitude, this can be a tiring portion- but the journey is worth it. After approximately 3 hrs of hiking you will arrive at Base Camp and enjoy views of the Khumbu Glacier and icefall, where Everest expeditions begin. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 11: Hiking to Kalapattar (5545m/18188ft) - Gorekshep and trek to Dzongla (4830m/15840ft) Duration: 7 hrs

    The day starts with a hike up to Kalapattar (5545m/18188ft), the best viewpoint to witness Mt. Everest and the spectacular Himalayan range. Then trek back to Gorekshep for hot breakfast and then descend to Dzongla. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 12: Trek to Dragnak/Thangna (4700m/15415ft) via crossing Cho La pass (5420m/17780ft) Duration: 7 hrs

    We begin the day by climbing to Chola-la crossing over and descending once more to Thanga. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 13: Trek to Gokyo lakes (4790m/15710ft) Duration: 2-3 hrs

    We trek to Gokyo Lake crossing over Ngozumpa Glacier (the large glacier in the Himalayan 36 Kilometers in Length). Gokyo village stands by the third lake and Cho-Oyu Mountain as a backdrop sets an amazing spectacular sight at this juncture. After lunch, you may explore around the Lake, Dudh Pokhari. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 14: Hiking to Gokyo RI (5483m/19083ft) and trek to Dole (4200m/13775) Duration: 7 hrs

    Gokyo Ri is the highlight of this trip. Early morning, we hike up to the Gokyo Ri (Gokyo Peak). Climbing to Gokyo Ri is obviously strenuous as it is steep up and takes about 3 to 4 hours to reach the top. But even from the trial scenery of Gokyo village on the edge of third lake overlooked by Cholatse and the broad Ngozumpa Glacier are mind blowing. We feel like we are surrounded by panoramic mountains like Kusum Kanguru, Thamserku, K 43, Kangtega, Taboche, Cholatse, Makalu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Everest, Changtse, and Pumori. Sight of sunrays kissing the Everest that towers over all surrounding peaks is unlike from Kalapattar (from Kalapattar Nuptse seems taller). Our Gokyo Ri visit will be unforgettable life time memories. We trek down to Gokyo. Upon breakfast we trek to down to Dole. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 15: Trek to Namche (3440m/11285ft) Duration: 6 hrs

    Descend to Phorste Tenga (3680m/1270ft) and complete steep climb to Mong- la Danda (4940m/16200ft), again we descend to Kyangjuma (3550m/11645ft) then easier trail to Namche. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 16: Trek to Lukla (2800m/9184ft) Duration: 7 hrs

    The trek continues along the Dudh Kosi River to the small mountain airstrip at Lukla where you will catch your return flight to Kathmandu. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 17: Fly back to Kathmandu

    30-minutes amazing scenic fly back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.

  • Day 18: Leisure day

    Spend the day in Kathmandu, to rest or to explore, as per your inclination. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.

  • Day 19: Farewell

    Approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight, a representative from the Nepal Hiking Team will take you to the airport.


Cost Includes

  • All ground transports in private vehicle including airport transfers
  • Four nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu city tours including all entry fees, tour guide and private vehicle
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek; we provide private bathrooms with hot shower at Phakding, Namche and Lukla
  • Seasonal fruits during the trek
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff
  • Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla and Lukla – Kathmandu including departure taxes
  • Duffle bag for the trekking
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek
  • Nepal Hiking Team T - shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • First aid medical kit
  • Sagarmatha National Park Permits fee
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
  • Government taxes & office service charge

Cost Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • Cold drinks Inc. coke, water, fanta etc.
  • Snacks and other personal expenses
  • Hot shower during the trek except Phakding, Namche and Lukla
  • Personal trekking equipments
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

Refund Policy

  • A written notice should be sent to us 30 days prior to the trip departure date.
  • In case of postpone of Nepal tour, minimum USD 150 will be charged as a current trip cancellation charge and the remaining amount will be transferred for the postponed trip.
  • Deposit is non-refundable

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413kaka

Nepal hiking team is the best

Amazing team, they helped us all the way, we had so much fun, the hotel was great, the bus we took to go trekking was so nice, everyone wearing the mask! Super safe to do it during covid!

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emdavis1992

Private adventure through Nepal

I went on a private tour which was organised to perfection! Just my friend and I toured Nepal in style. From hiking Annapurna to white water rafting in the freezing cold , it was a trip I will never...

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trevorhaas

Excellent company

Fantastic experience from start to finish on the ABC trek. This place is so highly rated, there's not much to say that hasn't been said already in the 5-star reviews. If you're going to trek in the...

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