Everest Base Camp Chola Pass Gokyo Trek

Duration: 15 Days   |   Based on 4 Reviews   |   Trip Map
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Very Strenuous
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge to lodge
  • Max Elevation: 5550M
  • Group Size: Min 2 pax

Everest Base Camp-Chola Pass-Gokyo Trek is an adventurous trek in the Khumbu region. Everest Base Camp and Gokyo valley are the destinations of this trek via technical Cho La Pass.

Beginning the trek from the classical Everest trekking route from Lukla, it offers a unique experience wallking through the moderate trail with the beautiful sceneries all around. 

The trek begins after the flight of about 30 minutes from Kathmandu to Lukla. Furthermore, exploring the Sherpa culture and heritages, you trek all the way to Everest Base Camp via Namche Bazar, Pangboche, Tengboche and Dingboche.

The breathtaking views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and several other snow-capped peaks from the top of Kalapatthar is something you will relish the most during the trek.

The adventurous trek does not stop there yet as you make ascent to Gokyo via Cho La Pass. Chola Pass (5420m) is a technical section which remains snowy most of the time. The wonder of the snow covered peaks of the Everest region are just spectacular.  

After your trek to Gokyo valley, you head to explore the awesome Himalayan beauties from Gokyo Ri, aka Gokyo Peak at 5357m. Along with the Himalayan panoramas, the view of Ngozumba glacier, the largest glacier in Nepal and Gokyo five lakes amaze you. Then you trek down all the way to Lukla via Machhermo and Dole.

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Marvel Adventure offers Everest Base Camp - Cho La Pass trek with experienced Everest guides and all the necessary arrangements. We welcome you to explore this truly amazing destination with us and experience an adventure of a lifetime.

Everest Base Camp Chola Pass Gokyo Trek

Highlights

  • A scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
  • Following the footsteps of Tenzing and Hillary to Everest
  • An insight into the local culture and traditions
  • Exploration of Buddhist monasteries
  • Majestic view of mountains from Kalapatthar and Gokyo Peak
  • Explore Gokyo Lakes and Ngozumpa Glacier

Day to Day Itinerary

  • Day 1 Fly to Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla (2800m) and Trek to Phakding (2610m)
    Early morning flight to tiny airstrip of Lukla. Once we reach there, you will have quick breakfast. Then we will proceed towards Phakding which is slightly downhill from Lukla, so it will be comparatively easier day in your trek. Overnight at lodge in Phakding.
    • Day 2 Trek to Namche Bazzar (3440m)
      It will be interesting day of your trek starting along the banks of Dudhkoshi River which you will have to cross back and forth through 5 suspension bridges. The 5th one will be even more interesting as it is world's 123rd tallest bridge. After walking for about 3 hours we will enter Sagarmatha National Park, the UNESCo listed natural world heritage site. A steep uphill from there will take us to Namche, the gateway to Everest Base Camp. Overnight at lodge in Namche.
      • Day 3 Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar
        We spend a day in Namche as getting used to the conditions is too crucial before making ascent to the higher altitudes. We will visit the museum and make a short hike to Everest View Hotel where we will be blessed with spectacular mountain views. After spending some time at this heavenly place, we retrace our path back to Namche. Overnight at lodge in Namche.
        • Day 4 Trek to Tengboche (3870m)
          After a rest day in Namche, we trek all the way to Tengboche which will take around 5 hours. On reaching Tengboche, we will visit the biggest monastery of the Khumbu region. Furthermore, we can also also have a close view of Mt.Amadabalam (6853m) which is one of the most beautiful mountains of the region. Overnight at lodge in Tengboche.
          • Day 5 Trek to Dingboche (4400m)
            The trek goes slightly downhill for about an hour till we cross a wooden bridge. Then we will walk uphill to Pangboche (A big Sherpa Village) and head towards Somare just above 4000m which will be our lunch spot. As we walk above 4000m there will be no more vegetation. Trek continues up to Dingboche, where we will stay overnight in lodge.
            • Day 6 Acclimatization day in Dingboche
              We will have an interesting day hike to Nagarjuna hill (5100m) which is straight up from Dingboche. We can have spectacular mountain views from there. Then we will walk down to Dingboche to have lunch. Either explore the surrounding or rest the remaining day, its all upon you. Overnight at lodge in Dingboche.
              • Day 7 Trek to Lobuche (4930m)
                Trail slightly begins with gentle walk till Thukla (4600m) where you can enjoy tea break or even lunch as there is no possibility in between Thukla and Lobuche. Then it will be a sharp climb to Thukla pass (4800m). It's a place of memorial of great climbers from around the globe who lost their life during Everest expedition. Overnight at lodge in Lobuche.
                • Day 8 Trek to Gorakshep (5180m) and Everest Base Camp (5364m)
                  It is going to be a fabolous day as you are going to achieve your desired goal. Gorakshep is the last place where we can get lodging and fooding. So we will drop our bags in the hotel rooms, have quick lunch and walk to Everest Base Camp. The moment of reaching to the base camp of the highest mountain in the world will remain as a lifelong memory. We will return back to Gorakshep and stay there overnight.
                  • Day 9 Hike to Kalapatthar (5545m) and Trek to Zongla (4800m)
                    We make an early start to reach Kalapatthar, the wonderful view-point. From kalapatthar, we can relish watching the sunrise bathe the Himalayas along with the stunning 360 degree views of the surrounding mountains. After enjoying the amazing views from Kalapatthar, we descend to Zongla, the ultimate destination for the day. Overnight at lodge in Zongla.
                    • Day 10 Trek to Dragnak (4700m) via Cho La Pass (5420m)
                      It is probably a bit strenuous day as we make the challenging uphill climb through snow and ice so as to cross Cho La Pass. After crossing Cho La Pass, we continue the trek downhill until we reach Dragnak aka Thagnak. This place is merely a cluster of 10 stone houses which serves as a launching pad for Cho La pass. Overnight at local guesthouse in Dragnak.
                      • Day 11 Trek to Gokyo (4800m)
                        Continuing the trek from Dragnak, we hike all the way to Gokyo. Gokyo is a small village being one of the highest settlements in the world in terms of altitude. On reaching Gokyo, we rest for a while before exploring the surrounding areas. Overnight at lodge in Gokyo.
                        • Day 12 Hike to Gokyo Peak (5420m) and trek down to Dole (4200m)
                          We will begin the day with a steep climb to the top of Gokyo Ri from where we can see four peaks above 8000m namely Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu. We will also visit the famous Gokyo Lakes before tracing our steps down to Dole. Overnight at lodge in Dole.
                          • Day 13 Trek back to Namche Bazaar
                            Leaving the splendid mountains in the backdrop, we continue our trek though the Sherpa villages as we approach Namche. On reaching Namche, you can buy the souvenirs to take back home and relax for the rest of the day. Overnight at lodge in Namche.
                            • Day 14 Trek back to Lukla.
                              We will take an early breakfast in Namche before taking a downhill hike to Lukla. Retracing our path, we will walk down to Lukla which will take around 7 hours. On reaching Lukla, you can celebrate the completion of the memorable trek. Overnight at lodge in Lukla.
                              • Day 15 Early flight back to Kathmandu
                                In the early morning, we will catch the plane from Lukla to the capital city. You can enjoy the scenic view from the plane as you leave the mountains. On reaching Kathmandu, you will be transferred to hotel by private vehicle where you can take cozy rest. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

                                What to Expect

                                • All Domestic flights and airport tax as listed in the itinerary
                                • Standard meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
                                • Professional and friendly guide
                                • A strong and helpful porter with proper equipments (1 porter for 2 people)
                                • Salary,food,accommodaation and insurance for guide and porters
                                • Tea house/lodge accommodation during the trek
                                • Pasang Lamhu Rural Municipality Permit
                                • Sagarmatha National Park entry permit
                                • Comprehensive first aid kit
                                • Government and local taxes
                                • International airfare and taxes
                                • Nepal entry visa fee
                                • Your Travel Insurance (compulsory)
                                • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu
                                • Entrance fee in the heritage sites during city tour.
                                • All the expenses of personal nature
                                • Any kind of drinks and desserts during the trek
                                • Tips to guide and porter (Tipping is expected)

                                PRICES & DATES

                                Trip DatesAvailabilityPrice  
                                07 Oct, 2022 - 21 Oct, 2022GuaranteedUS$1475
                                11 Oct, 2022 - 25 Oct, 2022GuaranteedUS$1475
                                14 Oct, 2022 - 28 Oct, 2022GuaranteedUS$1475
                                18 Oct, 2022 - 01 Nov, 2022GuaranteedUS$1475
                                21 Oct, 2022 - 04 Nov, 2022GuaranteedUS$1475
                                25 Oct, 2022 - 08 Nov, 2022GuaranteedUS$1475
                                28 Oct, 2022 - 11 Nov, 2022GuaranteedUS$1475
                                31 Oct, 2022 - 14 Nov, 2022GuaranteedUS$1475
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                                Useful Information

                                1. Insurance

                                Travel insurance is mandatory for all clients undertaking any trip. It should provide adequate security for the full duration of the tour to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter rescue and loss of luggage. Make sure that your insurance policy covers up to 2500-5000 meters of altitude.

                                2. Packing List

                                • Sunglasses
                                • Sun-Cream and Lip Balm with high SPF
                                • Hat/Cap
                                • T-shirt, Vests and Shirt
                                • Fleece/Sweater
                                • Fleece Jacket
                                • Down Jacket
                                • Waterproof Jacket and Trousers
                                • Warm Gloves
                                • Hiking Boots
                                • 3-4 pairs of socks
                                • Day pack (30-40 liters)
                                • Torch light
                                • Water bottle (Minimum 2 liters)
                                • Small Hand Towel
                                • Sleeping Bag for up to -15 Degree Celsius

                                3. Guide and Porter

                                We provide experienced, knowledgeable and honest guide with good communication skills in English language to make your trip wonderful. The guide will provide all the information about the mountains, different histories, cultures, traditions and many more. We will provide 1 porter for 2 people. The porters are helpful as well as strong and will carry a maximum of 25 kgs combined. After giving the best services along with the hard works up in the mountains, guides and porters expect some tips from your side. Tipping culture is very common in tourism sector.

                                4. Altitude Sickness

                                Altitude sickness, also known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), is a pathological effect of high altitude on humans, caused by acute exposure to low partial pressure of oxygen at high altitude. It commonly occurs above 3000 meters. It presents as a collection of nonspecific symptoms, acquired at high altitude or in low air pressure, resembling a case of "flu, carbon monoxide poisoning, or a hangover". However, most people can ascend to 3000 meters without difficulty.

                                Primary Symptoms of Altitude Sickness:

                                • Lack of appetite, nausea, or vomiting
                                • Fatigue or weakness
                                • Dizziness or lightheadedness
                                • Swelling of hands, feet, and face
                                • Insomnia
                                • Shortness of breath upon exertion
                                • Nosebleed
                                • Persistent rapid pulse
                                • Drowsiness
                                • General malaise

                                Prevention:

                                Ascending slowly is the best way to avoid altitude sickness. Avoiding strenuous activity such as skiing, hiking, etc. in the first 24 hours at high altitude reduces the symptoms of AMS. Alcohol and sleeping pills are respiratory depressants, and thus slow down the acclimatization process and should be avoided. Alcohol also tends to cause dehydration and exacerbates AMS. Thus, Marvel Adventure strictly suggests avoiding alcohol consumption in the first 24–48 hours at a higher altitude.

                                Guides and porters from Marvel Adventure are very much familiar with this problem due to their experience. All of them are trained with basic medical trainings and hence they definitely can help you.

                                Testimonials

                                • Evan B
                                  Evan B, Australia

                                  In safe hands

                                  Nir (who runs Marvel Adventures) led an outstanding trek to Everest Base camp, Chola Pass and Gokyo Lake and peak that I went on. He's professional, highly safety-conscious, organised, and fun - can't recommend him highly enough. A trip with Nir is a trip in safe hands!

                                • Evan B
                                  Evan B, Australia

                                  In Nir's safe hands

                                  Nir guided 5 of us on an unforgettable trip to Everest Base Camp, Chola Pass and Gokyo Lakes Region. He was outstanding - super professional, highly safety conscious, great fun to be around, very knowledgeable and full of very insightful advice. A trip with Nir is a trip in safe hands! 5 stars.

                                • Mette Sejr Sorensen
                                  Mette Sejr Sorensen, Denmark

                                  Mount Everest Base camp

                                  The owner of this trekking company was our guide in juli 2015 climbing Mount Everest basecamp. He was very professional and did his best to make our trip comfortable and safe. He has a lot of experience in trekking. We had a fantastic trip and can highly recommend travelling with Marvel adventures.

                                • noimage
                                  Littledoo1984, United Kingdom

                                  Everest base camp + Chola pass extension, Amazing!!

                                  What can i say, absolutely fantastic experience from start to finish! myself and my partner decided to trek base camp and the chola pass, what an amazing time we had. Our guide Nir was a wealth of knowledge throughout the trip. Always prepared to go above and beyond to accommodate anything we needed during the trek. A high level of professionalism and knowledge was constantly provided, even when i felt ill due to the altitude i was taken care of. I could not have asked for a better guide, the tea houses were excellent and i felt that Nir became a friend that i felt i had known for years! the trek itself was amazing, stunning scenery and memories i will treasure for a lifetime! these guys are professionals at what they do and i would not have wanted to travel with anybody else. thanks again.

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