Gokyo Lake/ Chola pass/ Kalapathar Trekking

Gokyo Lake and Chola pass Trekking is one of the frequently organized trekking routes among various trekking routes organized by Hotel Trekker's Home. The Gokyo Lake or Chola pass Trekking begins from Kathmandu to Jiri by Bus or direct flight by mountain airstrip to Lukla, the heart of the Everest Region, then around three hours walk from the airport we reach at the first stop at Phakding and we continue our trip to the north up to the Dudh Kosi Valley and Namche Bazaar.

Next day, the trekking continues to Everest base camp, after having one day rest in Dingboche or Pheriche, where we will have some magnificent view of Everest along with Nuptse, Lohtse and Mount Pumori Himalayas and then we return back to lobuche head to Zongla and we pass the Choula and stay over-night at Thangnak. Subsequently, next morning, we trek to Gokyo Lake. The Gokyo Peak (5480m) ascent is the one of the tourist attraction of this circuit, we have incredible scenery, including magnificent views of Everest (8848m), Makalu, Cho Oyo (8153m) and Lhotse (8511m) and more. Then we return back down to Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu again.

March, April, May and September, October and November is the best season for Jiri Gokyo peak cho la pass and Everest base camp trekking but we Trekker's Home Hotel arrange the trekking as per the requirement of clients. We operate Jiri gokyo valley cho la pass Everest base camp trekking camping or tented or tea house or lodge as per the interests of clients.

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Gokyo Lake/ Chola pass/ Kalapathar Trekking Day to Day Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon arrival at Kathmandu International Airport Trekker's Home Hotel Staff warmly greeted you and transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu. A short briefing will follow concerning the necessary formalities and your trek itinerary. Depending upon your arrival time you may spend free time visiting nearby sanctuaries or resting.

Day 02: Kathmandu–Lukla-Phakdhing Duration: 40 minute fly and 4 hrs walk
Height: 2850m-2610m
Early morning fly to Lukla and walk to Phakding. It will be good flight views with about 200 km panoramic views of eastern Himalayas. After flight walk along the Sherpa villages green vegetations and high cultivations. (B.L.D)

Day 03: Phakdhing - Namche Bazaar Duration: 6hrs
Height: 3450m
Crossing several bridges on Dudkoshi river via Jorsalle and climb up to Namche Bazaar steep up with Everest views along the climb through the Pines forest and alpine flowers and arrived a touristy town Namche bazaar. It has Bakeries, Email service, Money exchange, equipment shops, Foods shops, SPCC office and Museum at Chrokang gives you good time. (B.L.D)

Day 04: Namche - Dole Duration: 7hrs
Height: 4040m
Little climb after Namche and walking gradual along side and views with High mountains and after Sanasa climb to Mong La 4010m after down to Phortse Tenga. It is beautiful walk through the Pine and Birch trees may encounter with Musk dear on the way up to Dole above tree line. (B.L.D)

Day 05: Dole - Machharmo Duration: 4 hrs
Height: 4420m
Walking along the Alpine meadow with Yaks and alpine High land Birds and flowers with Cho Oyu (8153m) views in the North. This is short walk but altitude wise it is necessary stop at Machharmo. (B.L.D)

Day 06: Machharmo - Gokyo Duration: 4hrs
Height: 4790m
Walk north in to Dhudkosi valley via Fanga. After passing Waterfalls water from Gokyo lakes encounter with first lake, Second lake than third lake Gokyo with surrounded mountains over night. (B.L.D)

Day 07: Gokyo Duration: all day
Height: 4790m
This is the day for explore round the areas. Wake up early morning to hike up Gokyo ri (5483m) for 360 views including Everest and Makalu. Late morning back to Gokyo and explore for fifth lake and Nagjumba Glacier than back to Gokyo over night. (B.L.D)

Day 08: Gokyo - Dragnag Duration: 4 hrs
Height: 4700m
Leaving Gokyo same path down and from the third lake turn to east over the Glacier and short walk to Dragnag over night. (B.L.D)

Day 09: Dragnag- Cho La - Dzonglha Duration: 9hrs
Height: 4830m
This is the hard day on trek start early morning with pax lunch along the up hill and turn east with boulders and steep climbing up to pass. Pass always with ice, some time deep snow and than walk down to Dzonglha. (B.L.D)

Day 10: Dzonglha – Lobuche Duration: 5 hrs
Height: 4910m
Walk down southeast and turn to east north. From the trek Pheriche and Dhugla visible way south right hand side and good views of mountains surrounds. Walking along the Khumbu valley to Lobuche. (B.L.D)

Day 11: Lobuche – EBC- Ghorakshep Duration: 9hrs
Height: 5190m
Walking in the Khumbu valley alongside of Khumbu Glacier and after Ghorakshep walking along the glacier or some time on glacier too. Hard catching breathes and spends some time at EBC than back to Ghorakshep. (B.L.D)

Day 12: Gharak Shep– Kalaptthar (5550) Dingboche Duration: 7hrs
Height: 4410m
Wake up early morning and walk up to Kalapatter for Sun rise Views of Everest, Nupse, Lohtse, Pumori just above and Khumbutse and beautiful views of Khumbu Glaciar and back down to Lodge and walk down to Dingboche via Dhugla. (B.L.D)

Day 13: Dingboche–Chhukung ri (5600m) -Dingboche Duration: All day
Height: 4410m
After breakfast start trek with just daypax gradual up hill to Chhukung (4700m) and steep climb up to Chhukung ri for 360 views of Himalayas, than walk down to Dhingboche over night. Also good trip to Glacier or to Imjatse valley trip makes good trip. (B.L.D)

Day 14: Dingboche -Namche Duration: 7-8 hrs.
Height: 3440m
Leaving behind 360 views of high Himalayan ranges slow down to Diebuche via Pangboche and climb to Tengboche monastery one of the world Heritage site can be visit for self-purification. down hill treks goes to Phunki Tenga and climb back Namhce via Khumjung and Sansa and down to Namche Bazar for good lodge. (B.L.D)

Day 15: Namche Bazar –Lukla, Duration: 8hrs
Height: 2610m
Down hill through the Pine forest leaving behind Everest and cross the several bridge on the Dudkosi river greener vegetation and cultivation along the Sherpa villages. Walking along the Dudkosi river and stay high passing couple villages and arrive at Lukla. (B.L.D)

Day 16: Lukla - Kathmandu Duration: 40 minute
Height: 1300m
Early morning fly to Kathmandu and drive to Hotel (B)

Day 17: Free Day and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
Enjoy the day in Kathmandu - Nepal 's capital city - and prepare for the next day's back home.
Overnight Accommodations: Hotel/guesthouse
Meals Included: breakfast and dinner in finest Nepali Traditional Restaurant

Grade: Moderate
Trip Duration: 17 Days
Trip Type: Trekking
Region: Everest Region

Trip Price - Per person

USD 1743

Cost Includes

  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • Three nights Budget hotel in Kathmandu (On Request) with breakfast
  • Farewell dinner in Nepal’s finest Traditional Restaurant
  • All meal (breakfast, Lunch, Dinner), Teahouse/Lodge accommodation during trek
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight and airport departure taxes
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), a Sherpa porters to carry luggage including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, Budget Adventure Trekking duffel bag
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes

Note:Porter and assistance Guide can be added, as 2 people = 1 porter and assistance Guide if people more than 5 Pax

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu(and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)