Everest Base Camp Trek - Gokyo via Chola Pass (21 Days)
This trip includes many magnificent views of Everest Region. The trail leads to the Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar first then decent down to the Lobuche. The way takes us to the Dzongla. You can make a challenging trip across the Cho La pass to the Gokyo Lake. The pass is not difficult, but it is steep and involves the glacier crossing even ice axe and crampons are needed for arranging the small icefall of the pass. The pass guides us to the Gokyo Valley. The views in the Gokyo are tremendously beautiful. For the best view we climb Gokyo Ri, the small peak above the lake which provides the Panoramic view of Cho-Oyu, Everest, Lhotse, Gyanchung Kang, Makalu, Cholatse and Tawachee and several lakes in Gokyo Valley.
Itinerary for Everest B. C. Gokyo via Chola Pass(21 Days)
Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu Day 02 Sight seeing and preparation in Kathmandu Day 03 Fly to Lukla (2800 m) and trek to Phakding (2810 m) Day 04 Trek to Namche (3440 m) Day 05 Namche acclimatization ( Hike to Syangboche (3900 m), Khumjung and Khunde) Day 06 Trek to Tengboche (3879 m) Day 07 Trek to Dingboche (4410 m) Day 08 Dingboche - acclimatization day - Hike to
Nangakarshang (501o m) Day 09 Trek to Lobuche (4930 m) Day 10 Trek to Everest base camp (5360 m) and stay at Gorakshep (5160 m) Day 11 Trek to Kalapathar (5545 m) and stay at Lobuche (4930 m) Day 12 Trek to Dzongla (4843 m) Day 13 Cross Chola Pass (5420 m) and stay at Taknak (3879 m) Day 14 Trek to Gokyo (4750 m) Day 15 Hike to Gokyo Peak (5350 m) stay at Mochhermo (4410m) Day 16 Trek to Khumjung (3790m) Day 17 Trek to Manjo (2810 m) Day 18 Trek to Lukla (2800 m) Day 19 Fly to Kathmandu Day 20 Kathmandu Day 21 Departure for home
Detail Itinerary for Everest B. C. Gokyo via Chola Pass (21 Days)
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu includes Pashupatinath, Swoyambu, Bouddhnath and Kathmandu Durbar Square and preparation in Kathmandu
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2800 m) and trek to Phakding (2810 m)
Early in the morning flight to Lukla and It takes about half an hour flight to reach Tenzing Hillary airport Lukla. Lukla is a small city in the lap of High Mountain. It is commence point of our trek. We trek towards Phakding. On the way we can see Mt.Nupla and Kusum Kangru, overnight stay in Phakding.
Day 04: Trek to Namche (3440 m)
We have to cross Sherpa villages and forests of rhododendron tress, Magnoli tress and firs to reach Namche. Namche Bazar is a beautiful village, which is the comfortable for stay and we can see beautiful views from here, overnight stay in Namche.
Day 05: Namche acclimatization (Hike to Syangboche (3900 m), Khumjung & Khude
We will spend another day in Namche Bazzar and an acclimatization hike to Syangboche, Khumjung and Khude from where we can see close view of Mt. Everest and you can also observe the culture of Sherpa people.
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3879 m)
Today we trek towards Tengboche from Namche Bazzar. Tengboche is the best place of the world that provides the most magnificent view of the Himalayan giants, Kwangde (6187m.), Twachee (6542m.), Amadablam (6812m), Everest (8848m.), Nuptse (7879m), Lhotse (8501m.), Kangtega and Thamserku. In Tengboche We can also visit Buddhist Monastery, which is the largest Monastery of Khumbu.
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4410 m)
Our trail goes through Imjasta River and forests of rhododendron and we also have to pass through villages and Mani walls. The views are great from Dingboche. From here you can see Island Peak, Makalu and another face Amadablam. Dingboche is the beautiful village where you can see crops of barley, buckwheat and Potato.
Day 08: Dingboche - acclimatization day - Hike to Nangakarshang (5010 m)
Today is acclimatization day in Dingboche. We hike to Nangakarshang Gompa from where we can see the view of Mt. Makalu.
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4930 m)
Our trail continuously goes through high alpine region. We can see the panoramic view of Nuptse, Loboche, Pumari, Cholatse. On the way we have to passes through Pheriche, which offer the beautiful view of Mountains. On the way we can also see monuments of climbers, who gave their life while trekking around in this region.
Day 10: Trek to Everest base camp (5360 m) and stay at Gorakshep (5160 m)
Today first of our entire trek goes to Gorakshep where we spend one night today. Our trail goes to Everest Base Camp. The trail offers beautiful mountains view of Mt. Nuptse, Mt.Pumari and Mt. Everest. Our trail continuously goes through snowy mountains. After reaching Everest Base Camp our trail back towards Gorakshep, overnight stay in Gorakshep.
Day 11: Trek to Kalapathar (5545 m) and stay at Lobuche (4930 m)
In the morning we trek towards Kalapathar. After reaching top of Kalapathar (small rocky peak) you can see the panoramic view of Mt. Everest, which is very beautiful to see. You can take beautiful pictures of scenery over there. Then we walk towards Lobuche, overnight stay in Lobuche
Day 12: Trek to Dzongla (4843 m)
Today you trek towards Dzongla, which takes about 6 hrs and you can have a dinner in Dzongla, overnight stay in Dzongla.
Day 13: Cross Chola Pass (5420 m) and stay at Taknak (3879 m)
Trek from Dzongla to chola pass. We have to walk through Glacier, which may be enjoyable for you, but the way is little bit difficult from Chola pass to Taknak, overnight stay in Taknak.
Day 14: Trek to Gokyo (4750 m)
Our trail goes towards beautiful Gokyo valley where you can see the beautiful view of lake.
Day 15: Hike to Gokyo Peak (5350 m) stay at Mochhermo (4410m)
Early in the morning we hike towards the Gokyo peak, which is in the top. From Gokyo RI we can see fascinating view of Himalayans of Khumbu region like Mt. Everest, Makalu, Nuptse, Lhotse etc, overnight in Mochhermo.
Day 16: Trek to Khumjung (3790m)
Our trail goes passing through Imja Khola Bridge. It is the easy walk trail, which goes downward towards Khumjung.
Day 17: Trek to Manjo (2810 m)
We have to passes through pine and rhododendron forests to reach Manjo. On the way we also have to cross-river and also see Kusum Kangru peak.
Day 18: Trek to Lukla (2800 m)
Today is the last day of our trekking and it is the short easy trekking way. We have lunch in lodge, overnight stay in Lukla.
Day 19: Fly to Kathmandu
Fly back towards Kathmandu.
Day 20: Walking tour around Kathmandu followed by farewell dinner