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Gokyo Chola Pass Trek in 20 days, Nepal

Join a certified mountain guide for this scenic, exciting and unique 20-day Gokyo Cholo Pass trekking experience to the Mount Everest base camp. Climb two 5,000-meter-high peaks en route and enjoy plenty of breathtaking views of this incredible part of the world as well.

Mountain RangeHimalaya
Duration20 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripGroup

Highlights

  • Enjoy the stunning scenery of the mighty Himalayas.

  • Hike all they way up to the Everest Base Camp.

  • Get the chance to climb several 5,000-meter high peaks along the way.

Description

Passing through some of the most incredible scenery in all of Nepal and yielding the best views of Mount Everest and other iconic Himalayan peaks along the way, the Gokyo Chola Pass trek is the perfect way to see this stunning part of the world!

The adventure begins shortly after we meet up in Kathmandu. The following morning, we fly straight to Lukla, where we check out all of our gear and begin trekking.

Over the course of the next week or so, we will hike along rushing rivers, through verdant valleys, up steep cliffs and past alpine meadows. Every day will bring us new and incredible sights, from start to finish.

Early on, just as we are exiting the cultural hub of Namche Bazaar, we’ll get some of the best possible views of Mount Everest.

We’ll also spend time exploring the stunning Gokyo Lakes and get the chance to hike up to Gokyo Ri (5,333 m). From here, we’ll get some great views out into the Gokyo Valley before continuing on our trek to the foot of Mount Everest.

Among the many highlights of the trip will be arriving at Everest Base Camp. We will spend a few hours here enjoying the views and the ambiance before continuing on with the trek.

Immediately after the camp, we will  climb up to Kala Patthar (5,545 m) and enjoy some more panoramic views of the likes of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and many more.

From here, the trek begins to wind down as we slowly return to Lukla and then Kathmandu. (See below for detailed itinerary).

So what are you waiting for? Book now for this once-in-a-lifetime 20-day Gokyo Chola Pass trekking experience to Mount Everest Base Camp from Lukla!

If you like the look of this trip then we think you may also enjoy our 14-day Everest Base Camp trek from Kathmandu!

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Accommodation

Tea houses

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Meeting point

Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA)

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Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu (1320m)

After arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), you will meet a member of the team and transfer to the hotel.

Day 2: Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m) and then to Phakding (2640m)

We will fly to Lukla first thing in the morning before beginning our trek to Phakding via a gentle mountainside path.

Day 3: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m)

After breakfast, we begin the trek to Namche Bazaar passing alongside a riverbed before hiking up through a forest and into more mountains. After awhile, we will pass into the national park and make a steep ascent up to Namche Bazaar, from which we will get our first views of Everest.

Day 4: Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar

We will spend the day exploring the Namche Bazaar, acclimatizing for the rest of the trek.

Day 5: Namche Bazaar to Khumjung (3780m)

We will spend the day slowly ascending up to Khumjung.

Day 6: Khumjung to Dole (4040m)

We will have the option to follow one of two trails to Mong La before they meet and we steadily ascend up to Dole.

Day 7: Dole to Machermo (4410m)

We will spend the day hiking through alpine meadows and highlands on the way to Machermo.

Day 8: Machermo to Gokyo Lake (4750m)

We start the day by climbing the moraine on the far side of Machermo and continuing downhill until we reach a steeper ascent up steps carved into a cliff. After ascendiong this, we continue on to Gokyo Lake.

Day 9: Gokyo Lake to Gokyo Ri (5,333m) and back to Gokyo Lake

From Gokyo Lake, we will hike up to the summit of Gokyo Ri, where we will enjoy stunning views out over the whole valley, before returning back to the village.

Day 10: Gokyo to Tagnag (4661m)

We will spend the day trekking from Gokyo Lake on through the valley to Tagnag.

Day 11: Tagnag to Dzongla (4830m) via Cho La Pass (5330m)

We will spend the day hiking from Tagnag to Dzongola, passing through yak pastures and crossing the Cho La Pass en route.

Day 12: Dzongla to Lobuche (4930m)

We will spend the day hiking on to Lobuche.

Day 13: Lobuche (4900m) to Gorakshep (5180m)

We will start the day by hiking to Gorakshep. Here we will have lunch before continuing on to Everest Base Camp, before returning back to Gorakshep.

Day 14: Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m) and then to Pheriche (4243m)

We begin the day by climbing up to the top of Kala Patthar, from which we will enjoy some phenomenal views of the sunrise. From here, we will continue on to Pheriche.

Day 15: Pheriche to Phortse (3750m)

We will spend the day trekking from Pheriche to Phortse, getting the chance to see local wildlife and several monasteries along the way.

Day 16: Phortse (3750m) to Khumjung (3790m)

We start the day by trekking up to Mongla (4,000 m) from which we will get some great views of the iconic Ama Dablam, before descending down to Khumjung.

Day 17: Khumjung to Thame (3800m)

We will spend the day trekking to Thame, where we can visit an ancient monastery.

Day 18: Thame to Monjo (2835m)

We will spend the day trekking on to Monjo.

Day 19: Monjo to Lukla (2800m)

We will spend the day descending back down to Lukla, crossing some of the region’s iconic suspension bridges as we go.

Day 20: Lukla to Kathmandu

We will fly back to Kathmandu first thing in the morning and transfer to the hotel. In the evening, we will have our farewell dinner at a traditional Nepalese restaurant.


Equipment you will need to bring

Sunglasses

Backpack

Water bottle


About the guide

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At Welcome Nepal Treks we offer the best guided programs to some of the most amazing locations in the Himalayas!
Nepal is a premier trekking destination, with some of the most amazing mountains in the world. However, mountaineering in the Himalayas requires adequate preparation, handling complex logistics, paperwork and more. In order to have the best possible trekking experience, it is paramount to go with a certified guide from a qualified agency that can both point you in the right direction and take care of your needs and queries. As one of the leading trekking companies in Nepal, we are approved by the Government of Nepal, the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, and are an active member of TAAN (Trekking Agents Association of Nepal), NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Association and NTB (Nepal Tourism Board).
Join us on one of our many trekking programs and we will make sure to point you to the best places in the region while making sure that you acclimatize properly and are safe, that all your logistics are taken care of, and that you have an overall unforgettable wonderful experience!


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 1959 each

Group of 2

USD 1856 each

Group of 3

USD 1856 each

Group of 4

USD 1856 each

Group of 5

USD 1856 each

Group of 6

USD 1805 each

Group of 7

USD 1805 each

Group of 8

USD 1805 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation

- Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back

- Permit and entrance fees

- Group porters (transport of tents, cooking equipment, etc. for the group)

- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

- Camping equipment: Tents, Sleeping bag, Sleeping pad

Price details

Please note that the price per person for groups of 10 or more is $1700/person.


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