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Gokyo Ri Chola pass Everset Base Camp Trekking


Gokyo and kalapatthar trek is one of the most famous trekking in Nepal. First, we take splendid mountain flight to Lukla and then go to Namche Bazzar through Dudhkoshi River. The trail to Gokyo is exciting enough trek. We gradually walk up the valley and go through the forest. You will see different species of flora and fauna through out the forest such as deer and rhododendron.

We pass through other villages like Khumbu, Khunde and Khumjung. After reaching Khumjung valley, we split from the main busy trail towards the quiet village of Phortse Tenga and finally you will find yourself at our destination Gokyo chola pass Everest base camp Trek. There are two beautiful lakes at Gokyo and it was once more popular as a Yak pasture. After passing grazing settlement of Yak, we reach the Gokyo lakes and we climb the Gokyo peak there. You can also get an opportunity observe the stunning scenery of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyo and Gyanchujgang is remarkable sight in the Khumbu region.

We reach at Dzongla after crossing the Cho La pass. You will come to notice the spectacular view of Amadablam and Taweche. After reaching Zhongla ascent, we continue trekking towards Gorak Shep and climb Kalapatthar. The impressive up close view of Mt. Everest can be seen from there. We pass through Tengboche while returning and we take rest there for a while. We will be enjoying the incredible views of fascinating mountains from there.

Highlight sights of Gokyo Ri Chola pass Everset Base Camp Trekking:

Everest 8848m., Lhotse 8516m., Nuptse 7896m, Pumori 7145m., Amadablam 6812m. Thamserku 6800m, Khumbila 5751m, Kwangde Ri 6187m,, Kangtenga 6645m, Kusum Kangru 6369, Makalu 8463m, Island Peak 6189m, Chhukungri 5845m, Lobuche East 6119m, Lobuche West 6145m, khumbuste 6640m, Cholatse 6640m, Cha Kung 7020m, & More attractive snowcapped peaks.

Facts of Gokyo Ri Chola pass Everset Base Camp:

Country Nepal
Trekking Destinatin: Gokyo Ri Chola pass Everset Base Camp Trekking
Trekking Starts in: Lukla
Trekking Ends in: Lukla
Trip Duration: 22 Days
Activities: Trekking & Walking, Cultural Tours & Sightseeing, Scenic Mt. Everest Flight
Culture: Particularly based on Sherpa Buddhism Tibetan
Transportation: Private vehicle as per itinerary | Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu flight
Accommodation: 4 nights in Kathmandu, 17 nights in trekking lodge
Trekking grade: Challenging / Hard
Max. Altitude: 5545m (Kala Pattar)
Best season in Nepal: Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct & Nov
Mode of Trekking: Teahouse
Cost Start: USD (US$) 1225 TO USD (US$) 1535 PER PERSON
Group Size: Min 02 PAX, Max 12 PAX
Hotels category: Four stars in Kathmandu

Outline Itinerary for Gokyo Ri Chola pass Everset Base Camp Trekking

Days Day to Day Activities
01 Arrival in Kathmandu:
Flying to Kathmandu along the northern border of Nepal on a clear day is in itself an exciting and memorable experience. As you fly, the panoramic view of snow-capped Annapurna mountain range greets your sight. After the completion of Visa formalities, you have to come downstairs to collect Luggage and proceed to outside from terminal Building. Please look at your Printed Name and Our Company Signboard Annapurna Foothills Treks & Exp and follow them. Meet our representative and then you will be transferred to hotel. You will be served free welcome drinks, tea or coffee or juice at the time of check in.
The Managing Director or The Manager of company will meet you in hotel and will brief about the trip. You should clear your dues before we proceed for the trip. You are free to relax or explore around the city in the very first day. Overnight stay at Hotel.
02 Tour in Kathmandu
After the breakfast in the morning, our city guide will come to the hotel with vehicles and then we leave hotel to visit Kathmandu Darbar Square , the house of living Goddess Kumari, the ferocious Kal Bhairab, The Red Monkey God and hundreds of erotic carvings. Swayambhunath is the worlds most glorious Buddhist Chaityas.It is said to be 2000 years old.
Boudhanath is a huge Buddhist stupa located about 7 km east of Thamel. It stands on a massive mandala style platform and has features similar to the Swayambhunath, though it is bigger than Swayambhunath in size. It is said that this stupa was built during the 5th Century. Every year, Thousands of pilgrims from Nepal and neighboring countries visit Boudhanath, particularly in winter and Pashupatinath temple. Pashupatinath temple is one of the biggest Hindu temple. Overnight stay at Hotel.
03 Fly Kathmandu – Lukla and trek to Phakdingma ( 2850m)
Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla where the trek starts. Initially the trail descends steadily along the banks of the Dudh Koshi River , passing Sherpa villages and Mani stones before reaching Phakding.we stay overnight stay at guesthouse.
04 Trek to Namche Bazaar: (3,440m):
The trail ascends gradually towards Jorsalle, crossing suspension bridges over the Dudhkoshi River before arriving at the entrance gate of the national park. After crossing three more bridges, the trail ascends through the alpine and rhododendron forest. Here it is possible to see deer and wild birds on the way before the trail ends at Namche Bazaar. Overnight stay at guesthouse with breakfast, lunch and dinner included with Tea and Coffee.
05 Trekking around Namche bazzar and rest day:
Namche is tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu and has an abundance of lodges, tea shops and souvenir shops. It is an ideal place to spend a day, acclimatizing to the new altitude before heading off towards Tengboche. To acclimatize, you visit Khunde Hospital set-up by Sir Edmund Hillary, or take a one hour walk up to the Everest View Hotel above Namche for the sunset view of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse and Everest. There are also good views from the National Park Centre and Museum just above the town. Overnight stay at guesthouse with breakfast, lunch and dinner included with Tea and Coffee.
06 Trek to Khumjung, (3790m)
To acclimatize smoothly, we just make a two hours walk to Khumjung, after a visit to the Sherpa culture + Everest conquest museum of Namche Bazaar . Khumjung is a very old Sherpa village, with two monasteries, where Sir Edmund Hillary, first climber of Mount Everest in 1953 with Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, created a school and a hospital (Kunde). Afternoon is the time for rest at camp or lodge . Overnight stay at guesthouse with breakfast, lunch and dinner included with Tea and Coffee.
07 Trek to Dole ( 4200m)
Facing us, Ama Dablam, 22,499 feet, one of the most beautiful peaks of the world, with Matter horn and Alpamayo (South America). Our footpath goes through the slopes climbing to Khumbila, and reaches our first pass, Mon La, 13,035 feet. Steep descends to Phortse Drangka. We leave the valley going to Everest trail; we are now in Gokyo valley. Just at the limit of the tree-line, we reach the mountain pasture of Dole, Overnight stay at guesthouse with breakfast, lunch and dinner included with Tea and Coffee.
08 Trek to Machermo, (4470 meters).
The footpath goes through small yak mountain pastures: Khele, Lhabarma, Luza. View on many small waterfalls. We take rest in the Camp at Machermo, facing Kyajo glacier. Overnight stay at guesthouse with breakfast, lunch and dinner included with Tea and Coffee.
09 Trek to Gokyo: (4790m).
Beyond Machhermo the trail climbs a ridge for an excellent view both down the valley to Kantega and up towards Cho-Oyu (8153m). Beyond the ridge the valley widens as the trail passes through Pangram at 4390m. We descend to the river bank before beginning the climb up to the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpa glacier. It is a steep climb on the moraine. Afterwards, the trail levels out as it follows the valley past a second lake, known as Longponga at 4690m, then finally up a boulder-strewn path to Gokyo at 4,750m Overnight stay at guesthouse with breakfast, lunch and dinner included with Tea and Coffee.
10 Trekking around in Gokyo valley and rest day at Gokyo:
Leaving the camp at dawn, we will easily and slowly climb the path going up to Gokyo Peak , higher than Mont-Blanc. From the top, fantastic view on the immense Ngozumba glacier, and on 123 different peaks, including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu and Makalu . We go back to the camp in the evening for rest. Overnight stay at guesthouse with breakfast, lunch and dinner included with Tea and Coffee.
11 Trek from Gokyo Lakes to Tangna, (4700m)
After a short descent to Longpongo lake, all our caravan go through the glacier of Ngozumpa, on the moraines which hide the ice. We will discover very nice small glaciar lakes. We take Lunch on the other bank of the glacier Overnight stay at guesthouse with breakfast, lunch and dinner included with Tea and Coffee.
12 Trekking Chola Pass-Dzongla: (5420m)
A wild stage, beginning by one hour and a half on the steep snowy footpath leading to Cho La pass. From the pass, superb view on Dzonglha valley and lake and on the impressive North faces of Jobo Lhaptshan, 21,128 feet. We Descent to Dzonglha, with a quite hard walk on the Cho La glacier. We take rest at camp in the evening Overnight stay at guesthouse with breakfast, lunch and dinner included with Tea and Coffee.
13 Trek to Lobuche: (4910m):
Continue along the moraine of the glacier, with views of Kalapathar and Pumori, before reaching Lobuche at (4910m) for your evening stay. This is the last stop before the climb to the base camp the next day. It is important to take the time to rest and acclimatize for this unforgettable day. Overnight stay at guesthouse with breakfast, lunch and dinner included with Tea and Coffee.
14 Trek to Gorakshep: (5140m)
To reach our next stop, Kala Pattar, we follow the Khumbu Glacier. The trail offers superb views of the surrounding mountains, especially where the path is forced to rise to cross a tributary glacier. We stop for lunch at our camping place or lodge at Gorak Shep. Overnight stay at guesthouse with breakfast, lunch and dinner included with Tea and Coffee.
15 Trek to Everest Base Camp-Lobuche: (5316m):
Everest Base Camp is the main camp for mountaineers attempting the mountain, situated at an elevation of 5252m. Trekkers feel understandably great satisfaction in reaching here as the Everest Base Camp is not only full of history but breathtakingly dramatic, perched at the foot of the infamous Khumbu icefall. Overnight stay at guesthouse with breakfast, lunch and dinner included with Tea and Coffee.
16 Trek to Pangbuche ( 3985m)
We trek down hill mostly this day. As we retrace our steps to Duglha and descend to Pheriche, we arrive at The Himalayan Rescue Association, a trekker’s aid post and it is a worthy place to visit. After lunch, we cross the Khumbu Khola on a wooden suspension bridge and follow the Imja Khola to the village of Pangboche . Overnight stay at guesthouse with breakfast, lunch and dinner included with Tea and Coffee.
17 Trek to Namche
Here is the oldest monastery in the region which contains what is said to be the scalp and bones of a Yeti, or abominable snowmanthe. Leaving mountains behind us, our descent takes us through Tengboche Monastery at elevation of 3860 meters before continuing back to the town of Namche Bazaar at 3441meters. We arrive back into Namche Bazaar in the afternoon Overnight stay at guesthouse with breakfast, lunch and dinner included with Tea and Coffee.
18 Trek to Phakding (2652m.)
Trek from Namche Bazaar to Phakding (2652m.) and it takes about four hours. The trails descend steeply for early one and half hours. After that, the path has small ups and down to Phakding through Monjo. Overnight stay at guesthouse with breakfast, lunch and dinner included with Tea and Coffee.
19 Trek to Lukla [2886m)
Trek from Phakding to Lukla [2886m] and it takes about three hours. Your final day's trekking follows the Dudh Kosi back down to Lukla. The trail then continues back towards Lukla, where we will reconfirm our flight tickets for the next day and spend the night. This last evening in the mountains is the ideal opportunity for a farewell party with the sherpa guides and porters, where you can sample some Chhang (a kind of local alcohol), try Sherpa dancing and look back on a memorable trekking experience and staffs are expecting for precious Tips. Overnight stay at guesthouse with breakfast, lunch and dinner included with Tea and Coffee.
20 Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu, You take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu
Overnight stay at Hotel
21 Sight seeing in kathmandu
After breakfast, our city guide reaches in Hotel with Vehicles, and then we drive to Bhaktapur Durbar Square . Bhaktapur is one of the oldest cities in Kathmandu valley. It is well known as Living Museum . Old brick paved enclave of old Royal palace, Nyathapola Temple , Datatriya temple, exquisite artwork offers a picture of the grandeur of medieval Nepal . And Patan is located 7 km away from Kathmandu ; this city has many 15th to 17th century, Hindu and Buddhist, monuments built during the Malla dynasty. The most important area with many monuments is the Patan Durbar Square . We stay overnight at hotel.
22 Kathmandu – departure
Transfer to international airport for your final departure. The trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal

Cost of Gokyo Ri Chola pass Everset Base Camp Trekking

Group Size 1 pax 2-4 pax 5-8 pax 9-12 pax
Cost (US$) per person Inquiry 1535 1300 1225

Unforeseen Cost such as Flight Cancellation or Delayed, Sick in Trek, and Helicopter rescue in Trek,Cost due to bad weather etc which is out of our control

The safety and security of clients is a matter of great importance for us. All of our trips are led by qualified professional and government license holder guides and they have received adequate training from the government of Nepal. We always carry first aid kits in our trip. Out duty is to work hard for you safety and comfort, no matter where we go. Therefore, we work very honestly to provide you with Himalayan experience following willingness your. Please feel free to put forward your queries for making your trip significant and memorable.

Gokyo Ri Chola pass Everset Base Camp Trekking Service Includes

  1. Transportations from Airport – Hotel – Airport Car, Van, Heice and Coaster
  2. All ground transfers by private vehicle hotel – domestic airport
  3. Welcome dinner with Live Nepalese Cultural Program.
  4. Personal insurance for Nepalese staffs.
  5. English Speaking experienced Sherpa, Govt. Trained/Licensed Holder guide
  6. Porters (One porter for 2 people’s basis, Max 30 KGS per porter
  7. Personal insurance for Nepalese staffs.
  8. Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathamndu roundtrip Airfare and local Airport tax in Kathmandu and Lukla
  9. Full board basis during trekking, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea coffee and Bed
  10. Sagarmath National park fee, TIMS permits & any required permits or Official Documentation
  11. One Sherpa,(Guide assistance) group size more than 4
  12. Accommodation in Kathmandu 4 Nights (BB plan and government taxes) Hotel categories are of four stars (click for Hotels)
  13. Private Transportation, Car Van, haice and Coaster for Sight seeing in Kathmandu as per our itinerary
  14. Guided sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley with all applicable entrance fees as per our itinerary (Click for tour in Kathamndu)

Gokyo Ri Chola pass Everset Base Camp Trekking Service Excludes

  1. Beverages ( Coca, mineral water and beer ) and Hot shower
  2. Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu - keep $ 10 to 14 for per meal in Tourist restaurant
  3. Tips for driver and guide (mandatory)
  4. Travel insurance,
  5. Personal expenses, what are not mentioned in above services?
  6. International roundtrip Airfare

Client Testimonials

While doing trek in the khumbu region, we will witness the different views of mountains such as Kwangde, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, the "horse saddle" of Kanteiga and of course the summit of Everest itself. We take a short rest for a while and it allows us little time for acclimatization. Here, you prepare yourself to explore the ascent of kalapatthar which is an altitude of 5545m. While climbing down from Lobuche, you will see some glacial moraine until the peak comes into view. Finally, you will be witnessing the north face of Mt. Everest . We return through a different route through Panboche to Lukla. We catch a flight for Kathmandu from Lukla.
micke, USA

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