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Gokyo Chola Pass Trek

19 Days

The Gokyo Chola pass Trek is designed for enthusiastic trekkers who are looking for more challenging treks that consist of High Mountain Pass.  The Chola pass-Everest Base Camp trek is designed for zealous trekkers who are looking for more challenging treks that involve some of the high mountain passes in the world. This unforgettable wilderness trek is an outstanding trek visiting the high lush valleys of the Khumbu with time to explore villages and monasteries and to sample the incredible hospitality of the Sherpa people.

Our trek trip starts off with a scenic flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. Lukla is our starting point from where we start our trekking following the Dudh Koshi River. You get to pass through the lush forest of rhododendron and pine, Dudh Koshi valley, Sagarmatha national park, high passes, waterfalls, beautiful Sherpa villages like Phakding, Namche bazaar, Tengboche, Lobuche, Pheriche etc. Your arrival into this high mountain valley called Gokyo is welcomed by a string of sapphire blue lakes that continue for the 3-hour hike to Gokyo Village, which sits at the foot of Gokyo Ri at (18,300 ft) a huge black heap of rock and silt. Its grandeur of beautiful turquoise lakes, mars-like glaciers, and the breathtaking Himalayan vistas that include Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu – four of the eight tallest peaks on the planet! The 360-degree view from Gokyo Ridge is the best in the Khumbu! On the way, we stay in the village of Namche Bazaar to acclimatize. Namche is considered the trading hub for the Khumbu region, and people hike the miles from as far as Tibet every Saturday to peddle their wares down here. After reaching Kalapathar and viewing all the majestic mountains from it we begin our descent back down to Pheriche. And from there we return back to Lukla via Thame and Monjo. We then conclude out trek by taking a flight to Kathmandu from Lukla like the way we arrived.

The Gokyo Chola Pass Trek is generally requires a good amount of physical fitness as it goes through high passes in the Himalayas, so proper maintained fitness will be an advantage during this trek. Trekkers prefer Feb- Apr & May-Nov as the best seasons to come for this trek because during these times the weather conditions aren’t very harsh so you can witness the full sight of the Himalayas. Join the Incredible Mountains team on this trek through Chola Pass where one can fully enjoy the true beauty of the Himalayas.

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Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu 1330 Meters

Arrival Kathmandu, Up on arrival you will meet with representative of Incredible  Mountain’s P Ltd and bring you as per you mention hotel. Today you have rest day.

Day 02: Free time in Kathmandu

After breakfast, you will meet with your trekking guide and he will briefly explain about your upcoming trekking trip. At day time you can buy your trekking equipment and other side we will prepare for your trekking documentations

Day 03: Kathmandu – Lukla flight 2860m and trek to Phading 2600m

Early in the morning we have to depart from hotel to catch the flight for  Lukla. Lukla is gateway for Everest Region trekking. After 30 minutes magnificent you will reach to Lukla there is you can take few minutes to prepare for your trekking clothes and backpack after that start to trek to Phading

Day 04: Phading to Namche 3440m

After breakfast, we start to our trek to Namche. Trek continue to back of Dhud Koshi River. Around 2 hours after you will reach to Mango, here we have to show our national park permit and TIMS. Few hours more trek we will cross the Tenzing Hilari Bridge start climb up to Namche.

Day 05: Acclimatization at Namche

Today we have rest and altitude acclimatization at Namche. We can walk around enjoy with closest mountain views. Namche is small town. If you missed to buy something in Kathmandu than no worry it may little expensive but you can get it there too, like trekking equipments. Day time if you want to hike around there than you can hike very beautiful place khumjung  Village (3970 m)

Day 06: Namche to Dole 4038m

After breakfast, we start to trek  Dole it takes around 6 hours to trek from Namche. All the way you can see the very beautiful pick Ama dablam and other many beautiful Mountains.  After 1 hours walk we reach to  Kyangjuma on the way we can see Mt. Everest on the clear sky.

Day 07: Dole – Machhermo 4470m

Machhermo is a small valley  in Khumbu Region it  lies in the Dudh Koshi river just below of Ngozumpa glacier.  It is longest glacier in the Himalayan. We have to walk around 4 hours to reach Machhermo  from Dole and trekking trial is moderate climb up slowly.

Day 08: Mochemro – Gokyo lake 4790 m

Same like before our trial will go continue up  to Gokyo Lake. Today we have to walk around 4 hours to reach Gokyo lake. Which is very beautiful lake in the Everest Region.

Day 09: Hike to GokyoRi 5357m and back to Gokyo and rest

Today we have rest day here.  After breakfast we can climb Gokyo Ri from there we can see spectacular view of mountains.

Day 10: Gokyo – Thangnak 5000m

After breakfast, we start to our trek Thangnak. We have short trek today to make short to prepare for next day Cho la pass.

Day 11: Thangnak – to Cho la Pass (5367 m) and Zhongla ( 4840 m)

We have quite top and thought  trek than other day. Trial itself  not so difficult but it is vertical  steps and by ice may difficult to walk, east side there is glacier. After reach to Cho la pass we can feel we are surround my mountains Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Lobuche and many more other mountains too.  On top welcoming by colourful flags. Zhongla. After cross some crevasses  we reach to Zhongla.

Day 12: Zhongla – Lobuche (4930m)

Today we catch Everest base camp  trial. Who does not have enough time or want to go only Everest Base camp. After trek around 4 hours we reach to Lobuche.

Day 13: Lobuche - Gorakshep (5170m) - Everest Base Camp (5364m) and back to Gorakshep

Dreamiest place we are reaching today.  After reach to Gorakshep we take few minutes rest book the room and continue to trek Everest Base Camp from EBC. We spend few hours and back to Gorakshep.  Also you if you want to go Kalapatthar same day than you can go for sunset view. At evening quite windy  but if good weather you can see better view than sunrise.  Sunrise time Sun comes from top of the Everest. Duo to light of sun it may not come photos too.

Day 14: Gorakshep – Kalapatthar (5545m) bank to Pherechi

Early in the morning around the 4.30 am start to climb up it chill cold and little windy at top. After Mt. Everest  sunrise view back to Gorakshep all the way down to Pheriche.

Day 15: Pherechi – Namche

All the way down around 6 hours.  On the way beautiful rhododendron forests and small bushes.  At Tingboche you can stop for lunch and can visit very famous and old Monastery. Again continue  trek to Namche.

Day 16: Namceh to Lukla

Today is last day of the trekking .From Namche continue trek to down to Dhod Koshi river and cross the Hilleary bridge  bank of ther river trail goes to bank Lukla it takes around 6 hours to walk

Day 17: Lukla to Kathmandu

After long mountain journey  and lifetime experience finally magnificent  flight back to Kathmandu. Rest in Kathmandu

Day 18: Rest in Kathmandu

You have free time to take rest or you can walk around thamel to buy souvenirs  for your family and friends

Day 19: Final Departure

Final Departure to home

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