Everest Base Camp Plus Gokyo Ri Via Chola Pass - 20 Days

Country
Region
Activity
Group size
1-10
Duration
20 Days Days
Mode
Tea-House/Lodge
Max-Altitude
5,545m/18,192ft
Daily Walking
6-7hrs
Grade
4
Culture
Mixed Culture, Sherpa Culture, Tibetan Influenced Culture
Best season
Autumn and Spring
Best season
Autumn and Spring

Everest Base Camp Plus Gokyo Ri Via Chola Pass 

1. Arrive in Kathmandu (1,300m /4,264 ft)

  • Transportation:Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation:Hotel

  • Tribhuwan International Airport
  • Thamel

Highlights:

  • Tribhuwan International Airport
  • Evening Walk at Thamel

2. Trek Preparation and Half Day Kathmandu Sightseeing

  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation:Hotel

  • Thamel
  • Boudhanath Stupa
  • Pashupatinath temple
  • Kathmandu Durbar Square

Highlights:

  • Kathmandu Sightseeing
  • Equipment Checking
  • Briefing about the trek
  • Introduction with Guide

3. Kathmandu - Lukla - Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft)

  • Duration:35mins Flight and 4hrs walk (9 Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle and Domestic Flight
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Ascend:148m/485ft

  • Thamel
  • Domestic Airports(Kathmandu-Lukla)
  • Chheplung
  • Ghat
  • Phakding

Highlights:

  • Lukla Airport
  • Mountain View from Flight
  • Adventure and Excitement
  • Suspension Bridges
  • Prayer Flags
  • Tibetan Script on Stones
  • Sceneries
  • Atmosphere
  • Buddhist Culture

4. Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,280 ft)

  • Duration:7-8hrs walk (11-13 Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Ascend:640m/2,100ft

  • Phakding
  • Bengkar
  • Monjo
  • Jorsale
  • Namche Bazaar

Highlights:

  • UNESCO World Heritage
  • Sagarmatha National Park Entrance Check Post
  • High Suspension Bridges
  • Himalayas View
  • Prayer Flags
  • Walking Route of Khumbu Region
  • Sherpa Culture

5. Namche Bazaar: Acclimatization Day

  • Duration:3-4hrs (5Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Ascend:430m/1,410ft
  • Descend:430m/1,410ft

  • Namche Bazaar
  • Syangbuchhe(World’s Highest Airport)
  • Everest View Hotel
  • Namche Bazaar

Highlights:

  • Best Viewpoint for Everest
  • Sherpa Museum
  • Hatt Bazar
  • Shopping
  • Day Hike to Everest View Hotel
  • Pine Forests
  • World’s Highest Airport
  • Sky Dive(optional)
  • Close View of Mountains like Khatang, Thamserku, and so on

6. Namche Bazzar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft)

  • Duration:5-6hrs walk (10Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Descend:190m/623ft
  • Ascend:620m/2,034ft

  • Namche Bazaar
  • Sanasa
  • Phunki Tenga
  • Tengboche

Highlights:

  • Rhododendron Forest
  • View of Ama Dablam
  • Beautiful Landscape
  • Pine Forest
  • Tengboche Monastery
  • Meditation
  • Peace Prayer
  • Everest View 

7. Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300ft)

  • Duration:7hrs walk (12Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Descend:130m/426ft
  • Ascend:660m/2,165ft

  • Tengboche
  • Deboche(Deuche)
  • Pangboche
  • Syomare
  • Orsho
  • Dingboche

Highlights:

  • High altitude Walk
  • Mt. Ama Dablam View
  • Sherpa Culture and Lifestyle of Local
  • Mountain Sceneries
  • Walk up to tree level
  • Musk Deer
  • Himalayan Monal
  • Blue Sheep
  • Danfe/Lophophorus
  • Gateway of Ama Dablam Base Camp

8. Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300ft): Acclimatization Day

  • Duration:4hrs walk (5Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Ascend:330m/1,082ft
  • Descend:330m/1,082ft

  • Dingboche
  • Nangkartshang Gumba
  • Dingboche Ri
  • Dingboche

Highlights:

  • Day Hike to Dingboche Ri
  • Ama Dablam Pyramid View
  • Snow Bowl View
  • Rest and Relax
  • Prepare for next day hike

9. Dingboche – Lobuche (4,940m/16,210ft)

  • Duration:6-7hrs walk (11-12Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Ascend:580m/1,905ft

  • Dingboche
  • Thukla
  • Lobuche

Highlights:

  • Mt. Pumari View
  • Ama Dablam
  • Lhotse View
  • Nuptse View
  • Many other peaks
  • Adventure and Excitement
  • Yaks
  • Khumbu Moraine Glacier Walk
  • Snow Bowl View
  • Memorials and Tombstones of Climbers who sacrificed their life
  • Rest and Relax

10. Lobuche – Gorak Shep (5,170 m/16,961ft) via Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,594ft)

  • Duration:8-9hrs walk (15-16Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Ascend:440m/1,443ft

  • Lobuche
  • Lobuche Pass
  • Gorak Shep
  • Everest Base Camp
  • Gorak Shep

Highlights:

  • High altitude Walk
  • World’s Highest Lodge
  • Glacier Walk
  • Mt. Pumari View
  • Lhotse View
  • Nuptse View
  • Many Other Peaks
  • Everest Base Camp
  • Top of the World
  • Yaks
  • Pyramid
  • Tibetan Cock
  • Achievement of a lifetime
  • Adventure and Excitement
  • Feeling of Success
  • Moving Glacier
  • Prayer Flags

11. Gorak Shep – Dzonglha (4,830 m/15,850ft) via Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft)

  • Duration:7-8hrs walk (10Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Ascend:410m/1,346ft
  • Descend:720m/ 2,362ft

  • Gorak Shep
  • Kala Patthar
  • Gorak Shep
  • Lobuche
  • Dzonglha

Highlights:

  • One of the nearest viewpoint of Everest
  • Kala Patthar
  • Maximum Elevation Point
  • Sunrise View
  • Glacier View
  • Massive Mountain View
  • Yaks
  • Adventure
  • Tibetan Cock
  • Prayer Flags
  • Khumbu Glacier View
  • Everest Base Camp View

12. Dzonglha to Thangnak (4,680m/15,350 ft) via Cho La Pass (5,368m/17,611 ft)

  • Duration:8-9hrs walk (13-14Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Ascend:750m/2,362ft
  • Descend:635m/2,084ft

  • Dzonglha
  • Cho La Pass
  • Cho La Phedi
  • Thangnak

Highlights:

  • Beautiful Landscape
  • Ice-Glacier Walk
  • Rocky Landscape
  • Prayer Flags
  • Massive Mountain View
  • Nearest View Point of Chola Tse
  • Steep Walk Downwards

13. Thangnak to Gokyo (4,800m/15,580 ft)

  • Duration:2-3hrs walk(5Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Ascend:90m/296ft

  • Thangnak
  • Ngoimba Glacier
  • Gokyo

Highlights:

  • Ngoinmba Glacier – One of the longest Glacier
  • Geography
  • Landscapes
  • Adventure and Excitement
  • The ViewPoint of Cho Oyo

14. Gokyo Lake – Machharmo(4,470 m/ 14,663 ft) via Gokyo Ri(5,357m/17,570ft)

  • Duration:6hrs walk (9-10Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Ascend:575m/1,890ft
  • Descend:887m/2,910ft

  • Gokyo
  • Gokyo Ri
  • First Lake
  • Taboche Tsho(Taujung Cho)
  • Phang(Pangle)
  • Macchermo

Highlights:

  • Sunrise View from Gokyo Ri
  • Gokyo Lake (5 Lakes)
  • Glacier Walk
  • Massive Mountain Sceneries including Panoramic View of four Mountains above 8,000m
  • Prayer Flags
  • Yaks
  • Blissful Nature
  • Chorten
  • Wetland

15. Machhermo – Dole(4,200m/13,780ft)

  • Duration:5hrs walk (8-9Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Descend:270m/890ft

  • Machhermo
  • Luza
  • Kele(Gyle)
  • Dole

Highlights:

  • Beautiful Landscape
  • Hidden Valley View
  • Tabuche Peak View
  • Cholatse Peak View
  • Mountain Sceneries
  • Prayer Flags
  • Monasteries
  • Mani Wall

16. Dole – Namche Bazaar(3,440m/11,280 ft)

  • Duration:6-7hrs (11-12Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Descend:760m/2,493ft
  • Ascend:200m/656ft

  • Dole
  • Phortse Tenga
  • Kyangjumna Danda
  • Namche Bazar

Highlights:

  • Rhododendron Forest
  • View of Ama Dablam
  • Beautiful Landscape
  • Pine Forest
  • Sagarmatha National Park
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Wildlife and Birds
  • Lhophophorus/Danfe (National Bird of Nepal)

17. Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,652m/8,700ft)

  • Duration:7-8hrs walk (16-18Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Descend:600m/1,968ft
  • Ascend:210m/688ft

  • Namche Bazaar
  • Jorsale
  • Monjo
  • Phakding
  • Ghat
  • Chhoplong
  • Lukla

Highlights:

  • Rhododendron Forest
  • Various High Suspension Bridges
  • Tashi Lapcha Mountain View
  • Kawande Mountain View
  • Beautiful Landscape
  • Pine Forest
  • Last Everest View
  • Prayer Flags

18. Lukla - Kathmandu

  • Duration:35mins flight , 30mins Drive(5Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch
  • Transportation:Domestic Flight and Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Note:It is recommended to have a buffer day of one day in here since the weather is unconditional in here

  • Domestic Airport(Lukla-Kathmandu)

Highlights:

  • Stunning View of Mountains from Flight
  • Geography
  • Landscapes
  • Adventure and Excitement
  • Kathmandu Valley View


 

19. Relax shopping and whatever you wish to do along with the farewell dinner in the evening (excluding alcoholic and soft drinks)

20. Final Departure

COST INCLUDES

Everest Base Camp Plus Gokyo Ri Via Chola Pass 

COST EXCLUDE

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You might already know that the weather of Lukla is unpredictable, it’s really uncertain. So before we proceed towards Lukla from Kathmandu, if we came to know the weather is unfavourable, you will be provided with the buffer time of 1 day to wait for the improvement in the weather.
In case, if we already flew towards Lukla and complete the trek but due to weather if you cannot fly back to Kathmandu in the scheduled day then you must have 1 or 2 more days to be spent in there. However, you can fly back via helicopter in case of urgency or emergency which is a bit expensive than regular flight (around USD 400 / 500 according to the situation per person in the group).

Well, the tip for guide and other trekking staffs like porters and drivers is not mandatory but since they contribute their time apart from family to make you enjoy the best of your trip ensuring your safety and satisfaction, we recommend you to contribute some amount of tip for them. In Nepal, it is practised that 10% of the total amount you pay for your trek and tour is contributed as a tip.

Yes, in most of the lodges and tea-houses, the telephone and internet facilities are available during your trek. But in some places, they might charge some amount for the service as well as you can also use mobile data during your trek for Internet and communication. 

Yes, you will need a special permit for Everest Base Camp Plus Gokyo Ri Via Chola Pass because you will trek thru Sagarmatha National Park, you would need to have Sagarmatha National Park Special Permit and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS).

Yes, it is possible to get showers during Everest Base Camp Plus Gokyo Ri Via Chola Pass on the lodges you would be staying overnight or during acclimatization.

Well, it is not compulsory to be insured but as we already know “Prevention is better than cure”. If you are insured then you can have a relaxed trip without worries and enjoy with a free mind.

Generally, Everest Base Camp Plus Gokyo Ri Via Chola Pass is 18-22 days long but you can customize/personalize the trekking days and the itinerary according to your requirement with Nepal Mountain Trekkers.

Everest Base Camp Plus Gokyo Ri Via Chola Pass is one of the physically demanding and arduous trekking experience with difficult trails and high passes included in the trek so you would need to be in good physical shape. It is recommended to have previous climbing experiences as well as you must be in good physical shape in order to embark on this trek.

It is necessary to take a highly experienced and licensed guide to instruct you and help you explore the best of this trek as well as to take care of you during the trek. If you go trekking without a guide then you won't get to know the things you ought to explore as well as there might arise several problems on the trail. On the other hand, to enhance the comfort of trekking, you might need porters to carry your loads. 

Duffel Bag
Day Pack (35-45 L)
Sleeping Bag (-20F/-30C recommended)
Down Jacket
Trekking Boots
Crocs (evenings & washing)
Trekking Pants (2-3)
T-Shirts (3)
Long-sleeve Trekking Shirts (2-3)
Trekking Jacket
Gortex (or similar) Jacket & Pants
Fleece or Thermal Top (evenings)
Fleece or Thermal Bottoms (evenings)
Lightweight Long Underwear (to sleep in or layer under clothes)
Socks (5)
Gloves (lighter & heavier for passes)
Wool Hat
Baseball Cap or Wide-brimmed Hat
Camp Towel
Trekking Poles (optional, recommended)
Down Booties (optional, recommended)
Sunglasses (2)
Water Bottles | Nalgenes (2-3)
Bladder (optional, recommended)
Toiletries, Sunscreen with SPF, Lip Balm with SPF
Watch (with alarm)
Extra Batteries
Battery Chargers
Head Lamp
Yak Trax (for treks with icy passes)
Water Purifying Tablets, Small Water Filter or Steripen
Camp Washing Bowl (optional, collapsible for clothes)
Laundry Detergent (Kathmandu) or Bio-degradable Clothes Soap
Hand Sanitizer
Small Solar Panel (optional, recommended for iPods, iPhones, camera batteries, Kindles)
Book(s)
Zip-Lock | Plastic Bags
Soft Toilet Paper | Tissues (we supply toilet paper but you will want something softer for blowing your nose)
Baby-Wipes | Wet-Wipes (for personal cleaning)
Handi-Wipes, J-Cloth or Chux (optional: easy for a quick daytime clean, fast drying)
Rehydration | Electrolytes
Personal Medical Supplies
Laundry Detergent
ALL trekking gear (Sherpa Gear, Mountain Hardwear, Tsetang’s Gear Shop all have real gear), real & knock-offs.
Batteries
Trekking Poles
Micro Spikes
Medical Supplies
We strongly suggest bringing Western meds with you as there are a lot of Indian fakes on the market!

 

Suggested: Diamox, Azithromycin, Ciprofloxacin, Tinidazole or Flagyl & Augmentin. Bring COMPEED for covering blisters & good tasting electrolytes &/or rehydration salts (Emergen-C is a good American brand). The local versions aren’t very appealing.

We also recommend bringing strong knee & ankle supports & braces, ACE bandages for sprains & strains, Tegaderm &/or other would coverings. Duct tape is always useful. We’re happy to take excess medical supplies off your hands when you leave if you won’t need them and pass them on to others. We use lots of the large amount we have with us to treat locals we meet when trekking.

The foods provided during the trek are mostly the typical Nepalese food i.e. Dal Bhat and the accommodation are basic tea-houses and even tent-camps. Except for trekking, you can choose the food and accommodation according to your requirement during your stay in major cities like Kathmandu.

In the case of emergency, our highly experienced and determined trekking staffs and guides who are the inhabitants of this region and are professional in these fields would guide you with the best instruction according to the situation. They are well aware of every kind of risks and the solutions and they would be in touch with the company along with your trekking session, so there is no reason to worry about, just enjoy the trek. On the other hand, we also provide helicopter rescue service if required.

The trek could be extremely adventurous and exciting for solo trekkers and since you will be walking through off-the-beaten paths, it is somehow risky for the solo trekker and solo female trekkers. You need to be aware and capable of handling several situations in order to prevent from obligations and challenges during the trek. So, at least a highly experienced and certified trekking guide is needed for this trek even for solo trekkers. 

The earthquake of 2015 had an adverse effect on the trekking trails and the local inhabitants back then but now after the patience and positive attitude of the people along with their effort and collaboration from several donors, the trails are totally recovered and fine for trekking again. Though the lifestyle of people is somehow still lagged behind in some reasons because of trekkers and their contributions, they’ve got a light of hope that they will rise again.

Since the trail of this trekking is mostly rural, the drinking water available during this trek would be tap water, well water or hand pumps and should be purified prior to drinking them. Hence, you should buy bottled waters or should have water purifying pills or any other equipment to ensure drinking safe water.

Yes, of course, with Nepal Mountain Trekkers you can customize/personalize the trek itinerary and services to be provided according to your requirements.

Nepal Mountain Trekkers is a travel agency formed with the involvement of highly experienced and professional trekkers with an experience of more than two decades in trekking in the Himalayas. Moreover, we do have staffs from all the special parts of the country to provide you with the proper and adequate information and make you enjoy the best of your trip. In our years of experience, none of our clients had any complaint or dissatisfaction from our company and till now all our previous clients highly recommend our team to their friends and family which is the reason behind our dedication and diligence. Once you trek with our team, you will surely think of visiting Nepal time and again with us as our other clients.

While you are on Everest Base Camp Plus Gokyo Ri Via Chola Pass, you can get access to electricity or solar energy for charging your electronic devices at lodges and tea-houses but you might only get access to the two-pin adapter so you should bring conversion plug or another converter if your device charger is not suitable with two-pin plug. And while you stay overnight in tent-camps, it is recommended to have your own power supply if possible. 

Everest Base Camp Plus Gokyo Ri Via Chola Pass can be best experienced during the months of Late February, March, April May, September, October, November and early December. 

You can use ATM and Credit Cards to withdraw money during Everest Base Camp Plus Gokyo Ri Via Chola Pass only at specific and major places like Kathmandu, Lukla and Namche Bazaar.

There is a maximum possibility of getting altitude sickness during Everest Base Camp Plus Gokyo Ri Via Chola Pass since you would be climbing to the higher altitudes, but with proper acclimatization and health care as well as the guidance from trekking staffs, you shouldn’t face the trouble of altitude sickness.

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