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Gokyo Lakes Chola Pass Trek

Gokyo Lakes Chola Pass Trek

Everest Region
Gokyo lake
Gokyo lake Chola pass
 Gokyo Valley 


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Trip Facts

Duration : 20 Days Max-Altitude : 5545m Program Type :Tea House Best Season : March-May, Sep-Nov Per Day Walking : 5/6 Hours Trek Grade : Grade 3:

Since the terrain can be hard and the days long, hikers on these treks should be in good physical condition and have some previous mountain walking experience. Steep climbing may be involved, although it is never necessary to use ropes. Treks at this level can he arranged for periods of 16 to 21 days. Typically, a gradual ascent through a green river valley will lead you up to a number of high passes, where you will reach the altitude of 5416m. Often times, you will get a close insight into the Tibetan culture. Participants should expect to trek above 5416m/17872ft.

Mode of Travel : Flight/Land
All price inclusive USD 1710


Gokyo Lakes  Chola Pass Trek

Gokyo Lakes Chola Pass Trek is combined peak climbing route one of the popular trekking routes in Nepal. Gokyo Lakes Chola Pass Trek will reward you with distinctive and unforgettable moments with the fantastic sight of the world’s highest and most beautiful mountain Mt. Everest (8,848 m). More to the point, while having trekked through this route, you will have the opportunity to look at the striking intermingle of Sherpa culture. And, you might also see rare animals like musk deer, leopard, jharal, mountain Thar and birds such as Pheasants, long tail birds.

The Gokyo Lakes  Chola Pass Trek, perfect destination for adventure enthusiasts will take you to this path which will boast the incredible views of superb Himalayas Mt Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Nuptse (7855m), Mt. Pumori (7161m), Mt. Changaste (7550m), Mt. Lingterin (6679m), Mt. Amadablam (6856m), Mt. Thamserku (6723m), Mt. Kantega( 6685m), Mt. Kusum Khagaru (6367m), Mt. Kongde (6011m), Mt. Khumbila (5761m) , Mt. Twache peak (6367m), Mt. Cholaste (6335m) ,Island peak (6179m), Lobuche peak (6145m),Pokalde peak (5806m), Honku south peak (6119m) as well as Mt. Everest.

Gokyo Peak (5480m)

Also, trekking to Gokyo Lakes will be a memorable one. We have to reach the high altitude five lakes of Gokyo at over 4200m. 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) finally reach the Everest base camp.

Nepal wilderness trekking plans 20 days Gokyo Lakes Chola Pass Trek for those trekkers who are keen to fulfil their passion for natural beauty. This trek follows the extremely admired trekking route through the Dudh Koshi to its source the Gokyo Lakes to the west of Everest Base camp.


Recheck your Equipment after planning to Gokyo Lakes Chola Pass Trek, Make sure you have enough gear to be warm and comfortable but without overloading. Usually, you will experience warm days and cold nights depending on altitude and the time of year, For footwear, best walking boots with suitable ankle support that have been worn-in prior to the trek, and which are waterproof, warm socks, Gaiters for the winter season, loose casual trousers, Thermal Leggings, a Long skirt for women, trousers, and Waterproof trousers. For body Selection of T-shirts, and long sleeved shirts, preferably not cotton, Thermal shirt, warm shirt, possibly Fleece, Fleece jacket or warm wool jumper. Windproof, waterproof outer higher altitudes, Down jacket Down Sleeping Bag (optional for cold nights & mornings; can be hired in Kathmandu cheaply) and for head and hand, Wool or fleece hat, or balaclava. Hat or cap for sun protection while trekking, Sunglasses or goggles, Warm gloves, sun cream. for more info please contact us

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu After arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be brought to your hotel in around twenty minutes. When you have had your time to settle in and freshen up after your long fight.
  • Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing, Today you explore around Kathmandu valley which includes visit around historical and spiritual attractions; including Durbar Square, Boudhanath; one of the largest stupas in Nepal, Swayambhunath; top on the hill in the city known as the Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath; Hindus holy place. Stay overnight at hotel.
  • Day 03: Kathmandu to Lukla to Phakding (2652m)(Trekking: approx 3 hours) Taking the fantastic scenic flight early in the morning from Kathmandu to Lukla (2827m), for 40 minutes, one can feel closer to gigantic mountains bordering Nepal and China (Tibet). After taking off, our Sherpa crews carry our trekking equipment. In the afternoon, we start our walk by moving downwards to the Dudh Kosi River and catch the main trail to Namche Bazaar, located just above Chaunrikharka (2713m). The walking is unproblematic and after passing through the small village of Ghat(2550m) it is a short walk to Phakding.
  • Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3446m) (Trekking: approx 7 hours) From Phakding we cross the river and walk up the valley. The track is nearer to the river valley and is in a series with attractive blue pine and rhododendron forest that is very fabulous when flowers blossom in the spring months. After crossing the Dudh Kosi River at Benkar we can glimpse on enticing snow-capped peaks of Kusum Kanguru (6369m) and Thamserku (6623m). From here it is only a short walk to Monjo (2835m), where we arrive in time for lunch. In the hours of daylight, the walking is a little problematic and includes the vertical inclination to Namche Bazaar. From Monjo, it is a short march to the doorway of the national park, prior to crossing the Dudh Kosi River to Jorsale (2805m). The trek goes on upstream on generally flat terrain, crossing back to the right bank to the meeting point of the Bhote Kosi and Dudh Kosi Rivers. After passing a large and stable suspension bridge far above the river, we gradually mount at a steady pace. There are some incredible picturesque prospects as the peaks of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Taweche (6542m) are visible.
  • Day 05: Namche Bazaar (3446m) (Acclimatization Day) We roam around Namche Bazaar for a next night for appropriate acclimatisation to the height. Namche is an affluent village situated in a large protected hollow. From the national park headquarters above the village, one can take the opportunity to witness both the sunrise and sunset views. The dazzling panorama includes splendid scenery of the Khumbu peaks and great views of Everest. After breakfast, we can either walk towards Thami (3810m) above the stunning Bhote Khola River Valley or choose for going to the national park headquarters to observe the out of the ordinary displays of Sherpa lifestyle and culture. There is also a mountaineering display and information on the park’s flora and fauna.
  • Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3875m) (Trekking: approx 6 hours) From Namche Bazaar, we march towards the park headquarters and continue up to high above the Dudh Kosi River. Higher than Namche the path to Tengboche turns out to be visible with the monastery located below the summit of Everest and encircled by other Himalayan peaks. Also, one can mark local flora and fauna including the beautiful Danfe pheasant, often seen among the birch and silver fir forest between Shanasa and Trashinga, and Himalayan tahr, on the high ground above the trail. After arriving at the reforestation nursery at Trashinga, the track slopes down steeply until we come across the Dudh Kosi River at Phunkitenga (3250m). After lunch, in the afternoon we go up, initially steeply, through pine, fir, black juniper and rhododendron forests towards Tengboche. The monastery and our lodge are sited in a fine-looking grazing land surrounded by immense Himalayan peaks in a beyond doubt serene and tranquil environment. The most prominent peaks seen from here are Kantega, Ama Dablam and, for sure, Mt. Everest.
  • Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4360m) (Trekking: approx 4 hours) We steadily go up high above the Imja Khola and get ahead of the tea houses at Orsho before crossing the river and old glacial moraines on our track to our hotel in the community of Dingboche. The landscape is impressive while Everest here is hidden behind the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge; the giant peaks that rise above the eastern ending of the valley.
  • Day 08: Dingboche (4360m) (Rest and Acclimatization Day)Certainly, Dingboche is an eye-catching hodgepodge of small fields surrounded by stone walls shielding the crops of barley and potatoes from the chilly winds. It is engaged mainly through the monsoon months when big numbers of yaks are made to graze in the valley meadow. At the back of the lodge, the enormous rock looks of Tawache look as if we are moving towards the heaven. Chhukung is another sensible option. The sights are unbelievable in this valley; the soaring south face of Lhotse to the north, Island Peak in the core of the valley and the fluted ice walls of nameless peaks are lined up at the southern end of the valley.
  • Day 09: Dingboche to Lobuche (4930m) (Trekking: approx 6½ hours) After the sunrise, we come up the small point at the back the village above Pheriche Valley. At the top, Tawache and Cholatse (6440m) strikes us with its image which seems to tilt frontward from across the valley in the west. To the north, Lobuche Peak (6119m) and the snowfields of Cho La is prominent. The walking is now by and large flat on wide-open fields, but make sure that you are well hydrated. Then, we cross the Khumbu Khola at Dughla (4620m) and take a light lunch at the foot of the huge terminal moraines of Khumbu Glacier. The fantastic view of Pumori (7145m) and, across the border in Tibet, Changtse (7550m), is seen at the top of the valley at the same time Everest disappears behind the gigantic walls of Nuptse and Lhotse.
  • Day 10: Lobuche - Gorak Shep (5160m) - Everest Base Camp (Trekking: approx 3 hours to Gorak Shep, 5 hours round trip to Everest Base Camp)Relatively short Gorak Shep trek, gives an opportunity for a relaxing breakfast before starting the day’s walk. From Lobuche, we trek to the broad valley that is parallel to Khumbu Glacier. A steady way up permits us to build the slow, steady pace necessary when walking at the high height. When we arrive at the moraines of Changri Nup Glacier, we make a sequence of small up and down walking over an unsteady track lined with cairns that show the way ultimately to the unexpected glacial sands of Gorak Shep (5160m). And then, we consequently, head off towards the Everest Base Camp.
  • Day 11: Gorak Shep to Dzongla (4850m) (Trekking: approx 5 hours) We trek to Kala Pattar (5545m) early in the morning to witness breathtaking sunrise views from this astonishing vantage point. From the hotel the way up is pretty steep, so start very leisurely and try to go up at a slower speed. Kala Pattar is the rocky peak below Pumori. It is a hard-hitting walk because of the elevation, but the observation from the top is beyond our imagination. We set off for Lobuche, where we stop for lunch after returning back to lodge and have our breakfast. We then, tag along with the Lobuche Khola downstream where, after a while, we take a path to the right heading off towards Dzongla.
  • Day 12: Dzongla to Chola Pass to Thangnak (4600m) (Trekking: approx 6-7 hours) T reach the peak of the pass in the best feasible conditions, we will have to begin walking early in the morning. From camp we go up abruptly on a narrow path passing large rock chunks and on the left, we can see the main glacier. Once the track of snowfield, the situation becomes easy, we soon get to the top of the pass (5420m), where the views are amazing and include Baruntse (7220m) and Ama Dablam, as well as a sea of lesser peaks. As there are crevasses which seem to be dangerous, we do not stroll around the snowfield. The decline from the past is vertical and care should be taken as we follow the slender rocky path down to the Nymagawa Valley. After lunch, we cross rocky chunks and come up the short expanse to a small saddle that leads simply to the huts and tea houses at Thangnak.
  • Day 13: Thangnak to Gokyo Lake (4720m) (Trekking: approx 3-4 hours)From Gokyo Lakes we move towards the Ngozumba Glacier where the sights are astonishing and we can take pleasure from different views of the Gokyo Valley as Cho Oyu and adjacent mountains bordering Tibet also become visible to the right. The trail then reaches the second lake of Gokyo, where we can observe Brahminy ducks bathing in pairs and nourishing on algae. It takes another 45 minutes to reach the settlement of Gokyo where we spend the night.
  • Day 14: Rest day at Gokyo Lake (4720m) (Rest and Exploration Day) Today, we have a rest day. Those who wish for the morning views at Gokyo Ri will have to wake up early for an ascent of Gokyo Peak (5360m), whereas others can have a belated breakfast and maybe take an optional walk up the Gokyo Valley to enjoy the extra glorious scenery.
  • Day 15: Gokyo to Renjo La Pass Lungden (4650m) (Trekking: approx 8 hours) On this day, we have an early beginning as we have a long day in front of us. The path goes round to the north of Gokyo Lake and then goes up. Turning to our backside, we have the benefit of viewing exceptional views of Gokyo and the mountains in the background. We keep on moving and also see boulder hop towards Renjo Pass (5420m). We now, reach the peak of the pass, which is noticeable by prayer flags, from where we can have a look into Nangpa Valley and on our backside we have views of Everest and Makalu. From the pass sliding down is difficult as we have to walk on loose rocks. After a while, we arrive at a glacial lake from where the valley opens up. We carry on to head down the valley through open pastures for a moment before bearing right to reach the small community of Arya.
  • Day 16: Lungden - Thame (4289m) We have a late start and descend all the way, following the Bhote Kosi River downstream. We walk down Nangpa Valley, passing through small settlements to finally reach the village of Marlung, where we stop for lunch. From Marlung the trail continues to descend and undulate passing through the village of Taranga to reach Thami.
  • Day 17: Thame to Manjo (2800) (Trekking: approx 6 hours) We depart from Thami after our breakfast and move down to cross the Bhote Khola on a well-built suspension bridge. There is some inspiring Buddhist rock painting in the area and, from here and on the rock face above and below, Himalayan tahrs are often seen. Our direction continues through the village of Thamo and back to Namche Bazaar where we take a greeting break for lunch. In the afternoon we move down steeply to the large suspension bridge over the Dudh Kosi River. We walk through Jorsale and back to Monjo, where we take lunch. In the afternoon it is a short walk passing through Benkar through blue pine and rhododendron forest, with great views of Kusum Kangaru and we return back to our lodge in Phakding.
  • Day 18: Manjo to Lukla (2827m) (Trekking: approx 4½ hours) This is the last day of trekking, where we make the final climb up to the airstrip at Lukla after a short walk on the valley.
  • Day 19: Lukla to Kathmandu by air (1360m) We wake up early in the morning to be all set for the arrival of our aeroplane for the flight back to Kathmandu. On onset in Kathmandu, we are transferred back to our hotel.
  • Day 20: Departure Day to your suit home country, we do provide the private vehicle to the International airport.

Cost Included

  • Kathmandu International Airport pickup at arrival date and drop services  end or the trek on a private vehicle
  • Three-star category Accommodation in Kathmandu as per the itinerary with Bed & Breakfast
  • Kathmandu Valley world heritage site full day sightseeing with a professional tour guide
  • Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu domestic airline tickets including for the guide
  • Meals on full board Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the trek
  • Accommodation on tea houses as per the itinerary
  • Everest National Park Entry Permit
  • Trekkers Information Management System TIMS
  • Experienced English speaking, Government licensed holder and ministry of tourism trained trekking guide
  • Strong experienced Sherpa helpers (porters)
  • Assistant trekking guide for groups over 8 people
  • Comprehensive first aid medical kit carried by the guide
  • Guide, Assistant  and Porter meals, accommodation, salary and insurance
  • Necessary paper works, all government and local taxes
  • Complimentary farewell dinner in Kathmandu at a cultural restaurant (optional)

Cost Excluded

  • International airfare, Nepal visa fees ( two passport photographs ), travel and medical insurance, emergency evacuation covering
  • Personal nature expenses (bars and beverage bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, tidbit etc.)
  • Costs arising from natural calamities, mishaps or anything beyond our control ( Costs are not refundable and transferable in any mean if you leave the trek voluntarily and want to return from the trek earlier than scheduled)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu ( also in the case of early returns and late departures than scheduled itinerary )
  • Services not mentioned in 'Services Includes' section (Please ask us if you are confused about any services)


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