Chola Pass EBC Gokyo Trek is an ambitious journey into the Khumbu/Everest region that connects the Everest base camp with the Gokyo valley and the 5420-meter-high Chola Pass. Numerous Himalayan giants, including Mt. Everest (8848 m), Lhotse, Makalu, Amadablam, Kanchenjunga, Nuptse, Mt. Pumori, and many others, may be seen from this hiking route. The guests will experience a divine joy that they will remember for a lifetime thanks to the natural beauty, the rich and distinctive culture of the Sherpa people, the lush forest, strolling through the snow, and the high pass.
Gokyo Valley is a secluded Himalayan valley with views of the mountains, glaciers, Gokyo Lake, and other natural features. You can also take in the Sherpa Mani Rimdu Dance, which is performed in Sherpa monasteries, and the Dumje festival, which takes place in April, while on the hike. The mountain vistas, Sacred Lakes of Gokyo Valley, lovely river valleys, glaciers, crossing Chola Pass, etc. are some of the trek's main features.goy
You will be welcomed by our team members at the airport and then be ushered to the hotel. Upon arrival at the airport, our travel representatives will provide a brief overview of the travel itinerary.Staying at a hotel for the night
On the second morning, you will board a flight to Lukla Airport, also commonly known as Tenzing-Hillary Airport. It is a wonderful mountain flight, and the flight itself can be no less than an adventure as the airport is listed as the most dangerous airport in the world, given the location, altitude, and topography. In less than 30 minutes, you will reach Lukla while enjoying the breathtaking views of the mountains during the flight. After landing in Lukla, we eat a light breakfast before beginning our trek.In around 3 hours, we reach Phakding village, where we will be staying overnight at a guesthouse.
On the third morning, we resume our trek and follow the trail along the DudhKosi River while ascending through Himalayan Pine and Doedar Cedar forests to our ultimate destination, the popular village of Namche Bazaar. The village of Namche has remained a historic trading point for Nepalese and Tibetan traders who exchange salt, dried meat, and other consumable and textile items. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Namche
The fourth day of the trek will be spent in Namche itself for acclimatization purposes. As the altitude will now increase significantly, a day for acclimatization is paramount and strictly advisable for prospective trekkers. A day in Lukla can be spent visiting the local bazaar in Namche or visiting nearby Sherpa villages.If you are not too tired and are ready for a few hours of trekking, then you can go to the Everest hotel for great panoramic views of Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, and others. Everest Hotel is the highest altitude hotel in the world, located at 3900 meters. Overnight stay at a guesthouse
The trail is easy to follow at first, as we cross valleys through rhododendron, juniper, and large coniferous forests.During spring, the forests are great to see as that is the time when rhododendrons bloom and the fragrance lingers on your nose for many days. We also see Sherpas bringing their herds of yaks to graze on the green pastures. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
The trail now becomes gradually more difficult as the trekkers have to negotiate thick forests, an increasing altitude, and a lack of settlement areas. The trails continue to climb up the side of the valley until they reach Machhermo. It is also believed that the region around Machhermo is the home of the Yeti, the mythical snowman. Yeti is thought to live on snow, somewhere near the Everest region. Overnight stay at a guesthouse
On the seventh day, we climb just around 300 meters and reach Gokyo Valley. We come across several glacier lakes on our way before reaching the amazing Gokyo Valley. Overnight stay at a guesthouse
From Gokyo, we head towards Dragnak, which is located at almost the same altitude as Gokyo. The trek from Dragnak to Chola Pass is much easier, which is why we trek until Dragnak on day eight. Overnight stay at a guesthouse
The most crucial day of the trek is on the ninth day, as it is along the trek and we have to reach the pass by 9 or 10 a.m. or else the weather conditions will greatly hinder our journey. The trek starts early in the morning, at 5 a.m. The trail can also be difficult due to snow and a slippery surface. Strong winds and the high altitude could also pose problems for the trekkers. However, once you reach the Chola Pass, you will forget all the difficulties that you endured during the trek as You will be dazzled by the view from the top. We then descend to the Dzongla at noon. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Today will be a short trek compared to yesterday’s trek, as we will trek for around 3 hours and reach Lobuche, where we will stay overnight at a guesthouse.
The trek to GorakShep will also be a short one, as we will hike for around four hours and reach the destination on day eleven. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
The most sought-after point of the trek comes on day 12 as we head towards Kalapattar, the best place to view Mount Everest and the surrounding peaks from a ridiculously close distance. Kalapatthar is also the Everest Base Camp, and it is located at an altitude of 5364 meters. And it is also the point from which the Everest expedition starts. After staying at Kalapatthar for some time, we head back towards Gorak Shep. A couple of hours' hike will bring us back there. We will take lunch at GorakShep and then head towards Dingboche, the place for our overnight stay on day twelve.
The trek continues further downhill as we reach Lukla after almost seven hours of trekking. You will be staying in Lukla for the rest of the day and preparing yourself to board a flight back to Kathmandu the next day.
On the final day of the tour, you will board a flight back to Kathmandu after a 30-minute, exhilarating mountain flight. The rest of your time in Kathmandu will be spent shopping and buying souvenirs for your loved ones. Kathmandu hotel stay for one night.
On the 20th day of the tour package, you will return to your country via the international airport in Kathmandu.