Gokyo Everest Cho La Pass Trek package is utmost walking/hiking trail in Everest region of Khumbu Himalaya Nepal. Early morning scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and you will start your trek walking through colorful Sherpa village, Gompa, Monasteries Chorten and Mani. The trail lead you Namche Bazaar via Chaurikharka and Phadking, Monju, Banker and last village of the Jorasalle before Namche Bazaar. Everest Gokyo Chola pass trek will take through delightful settled Sherpa villages, deep valley, Himalaya River and experience world famous Sherpa culture, friendly people and their warm hospitality.
You can add other few hiking options for additional side trips in Khumbu high valley of Nepal. Your adventure package includes the crossing over Cho la pass EBC (5,416m) which is the highest pass in the Khumbu region. To cross Cho la pass you have to be mentally prepared because it needs 6 hours of energetic walk and the good physical fitness for adapting in this high altitude. Everest Gokyo Chola pass is very tiring trek gives you the chance to explore the Khumbu valley and around Gokyo lake. Gokyo Chola pass trekking trail extends up to Kalapathar and walk downhill Lukla via Tengboche, Namche and Phadking.
Day 01: Kathmandu airport to Hotel
From Tribhuban International Airport you will be transferred to your hotel room. In the afternoon we will invite you to our office for briefing about the each day program. Today you will receive your Sagarmatha National Park Permits and TIMS.
Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing
After having breakfast you will do some sightseeing which includes Pashupatinath Swoyambhunath and Boudhanath.
Day 03: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding
Enjoy the most scenic 30minutes flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. As you reach Lukla start the Everest Base Camp Trek to Phakding via Chaurikharka and Chheplung. Overnight at Phakding (2640m).
Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3435m)
Early in the morning after having breakfast trek to the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar (3435m) via joyful village Monju, Banker and Jorasalle. From the trail slightly goes two and half hour uphill to Namche Bazaar through Rhododendron and pine forest. You can see the first glance of Everest Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar and gate way of Everest base camp Trek.
Day 05: Today you will acclimatize at Namche Bazaar.
Today you may have rest or hike uphill to the village of Khunde and Khumjung. Khumjung is the largest village of Khumbu region. After having lunch you will hike back to Namche Bazaar.
Day 06: Trek from Namche to Phortse (3680m)
First part of the trail slightly goes uphill to Namche Bazaar and turn to Phortse Thanga via Khumjung, Dudhkoshi Valley. The trail is zigzag and alone the trail some time you will see mountain goats, Himalayan Thar and other birds of Khumbu Himalaya Overnight at tea house.
Day 07: Trek from Phortse Thangna to Mochermo (4470m)
The trail passes through the middle of forest and offers the magnificent vista of Cho Oyu (8201m) other snowy peak of Khumbu Himalaya Overnight at teahouse.
Day 08: Trek to Gokyo Lake via Ngozumpa glacier.
The whole trail is zigzag. The mountain vista seen from the Gokyo region is captivating. Further two hours climb to Gokyo RI (95350m); a small peak above the lake offers the spectacular panorama of Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu and Cholatse.
Day 09: Explore the Gokyo Lake.
You can trek to Gokyo Peak which start early in the morning. The summit offers the extravagant vista of Cho You, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu. While climbing down you can enjoy the view of Gokyo Lake. Overnight at teahouse.
Day 10: Trek from Gokyo to Dzongla (5330m).
Initially walk downhill to reach Thangna village and have tea or coffee. The trail here from here goes directly to Cho La Pass at (5414m). Cross Cho La and walk down hill to Dzongla village. Today might be the difficult day in trekking. Overnight at teahouse.
Day 11: Trek from Dzongla to Lobuche (4990m).
After having morning breakfast you will start your trek to Lobuche. On the way you can witness Dzongla Lake, Ama Dablam and Thamserku. Overnight at teahouse.
Day 12: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5180m).
Following the rocky moraine path and watching icy glacial pond and icebergs below the Khumbu glacier a short downhill walk after the last rocky moraine dunes bring us to Gorakshep. Gorakshep is located below Kala Patthar (5545m) and Mt Pumori.
Day 13: Trek from Gorakshep to Pheruche (4250m)
Early in the morning climb Kala Patthar and enjoy the spectacular view of sun rising. From Kala Patthar one can see Mt Everest, Mt Pumori, Lingtren, Khumbtse, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku along with many other. Climb downhill have lunch and trek to Pheruche. Pheruche is a small town where all the facilities of communication are available. Here we can find Himalayan Presque Association Aid.
Day 14: Trek from Pheruche to Tengboche (3890m)
Crossing villages, Buddhists monasteries, bridges and some waterfall, today we will trek to Tengboche (3890m). Overnight at Tea house.
Day 15: Trek from Tengboche to Namche Bazaar (3535m)
First part of the trail directly goes through Rhododendron forest and pine forest to Fungethaga. The trail slightly goes uphill to Namche via Trashinga and Sanasa village. Great view of the Khumbu Himalaya from village of Sanasa
Day 16: Trek from Namche to Lukla (2850m)
The trail steeply goes down through Rhododendron and Pine forest to Jorsale it will take about two hour and another 5 hour walk to Lukla via Monju, banker, Phakding, Ghats khola, Chaurikharka, Chheplung and arrival in Lukla and overnight at Guest house.
Day 17: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
Early morning joyful flight from Lukla to Kathmandu and transfer your Hotel. During the day you will have rest after long journey in the Khumbu Himalaya and Evening fare well dinner with Nepali Family.
Day 18: Departure for your onward flight.
Mr. Devi Baral Thank you very much for your all help on our trek. We had wonderful time and enjoyed getting to know you very much. We appreciate all the information you shared with us about yourself and the trekking region. We also appreciate your flexibility with our route and transportation due to our tight schedule. Definitely we will recommend our friend in the coming future. Best of luck for your work. Definitely we stay on touch.
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Grade: Moderate to Strenuous
Average walking per day: 5 hrs
Maximum altitude: 5545m
Best Seasons: February- May, October-November
Type of Trek: Tea house
Duration: 18 days