Everest Base Camp Chola Pass Gokyo Trek

Duration: 18 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


  • 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 01Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02Sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley
  • Day 03Fly to Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla (2800m) and Trek to Phakding (2610m)
  • Day 04Trek to Namche Bazzar (3440m)
  • Day 05Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar
  • Day 06Trek to Tengboche (3870m)
  • Day 07Trek to Dingboche (4400m)
  • Day 08Acclimatization day in Dingboche
  • Day 09Trek to Lobuche (4930m)
  • Day 10Trek to Gorakshep (5180m) and Everest Base Camp (5364m)
  • Day 11Hike to Kalapatthar (5545m) and Trek to Zongla (4800m)
  • Day 12Trek to Dragnak (4700m) via Cho La Pass (5420m)
  • Day 13Trek to Gokyo (4800m)
  • Day 14Hike to Gokyo Peak (5420m) and trek down to Dole (4800m)
  • Day 15Trek back to Namche Bazaar
  • Day 16Trek back to Lukla.
  • Day 17Early flight back to Kathmandu
  • Day 18Transfer to Airport for your final departure
Detail Itinerary

What to Expect

  • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
  • Three nights standard Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Guided Kathmandu sightseeing tour
  • 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)
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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


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.


  • 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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