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Gokyo Chola Pass EBC Trekking - 16 days

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16 days
Max. Elevation
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All ground transportation and domestic flight as per itinerary.
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2 nights hotel in Kathmandu/14 nights during Trek.
3 meals a day (Breakfast, lunch and Dinner) During trek
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Ends at
Trip Route
Kathmandu-Lukla-Namche-Dole-Gokyo-Thangnak-Dzongla- Lobuche-Gorakshep-Dingboche-Tengboche-Manjo-Kathmandu


The Gokyo Cho-La Everest Base Camp (EBC) trek is a challenging and adventurous journey that takes you through some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the Everest region of Nepal. This trek typically takes around 16 days to complete, including acclimatization days.

Gokyo Chola Pass EBC trekking starts with the scenic flight into Lukla from Kathmandu. You enjoy the very best views of the Himalaya from the window seat. Landing at a small airstrip- Lukla is quite a new experience. The plane crosses the last ridge on the approach and then dives down the runway. Make sure the seat belt is fastened up tight until the flight gets bumpy. The pilots are all experts at this so just take it easy and enjoy the ride.

From Lukla your trekking begins, passing through a series of Sherpa villages surrounded by cultivated fields, monasteries, chortens and Sagarmatha national park.  After crossing the Dudh Koshi river a number of times on the wonderful wire swing bridges you begin a long uphill climb to Namche Bazaar where you will have your first acclimatization day. Namche is a small but beautiful town, also called the capital of the Khumbu region and a great place to relax before moving ahead.

After leaving Namche Bazaar you will trek up the Dudh Koshi valley, passing through Dole and Machhermo en route before finally reaching Gokyo valley. Here you will explore 5 lakes, all of which look like a stunning turquoise. You will visit all these lakes and climb Gokyo Ri, which is one of the best viewpoints in the Himalaya offering unbelievable views of Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu, Makalu and many other peaks. Leaving Gokyo valley you trek down to Thangnak before climbing up to cross the Cho La pass at 5330m, one of three great passes in the Khumbu region. After crossing the Cho-La pass, you will rejoin the main Everest route to Gorakshep. From Gorak Shep you will hike to Everest base camp in the afternoon and explore around. Next day early morning you will climb to Kala Pattar for the best views of Mt Everest. After spending a couple of hours you will descend, passing Gorak Shep and head to Dingboche (4410m) Tengboche (3870) and Namche Bazaar. Over the next two days you travel back to Lukla and catch a flight back to Kathmandu.

Important Note

It's important for you to carefully review the inclusions and exclusions provided by Nepal Everest Adventures and clarify any uncertainties before booking the Everest Base Camp Trek. Additionally, you should consider your personal preferences, budget, and specific needs when before your trip booking and you need extra days for this trip because kathmandu Lukla flights unshertently Cancel due to the weather.

Trip Itinerary

Arrive in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal one of our airport representatives to pick you up to your hotel and transfer to your hotel. Explore the vibrant streets of Thamel kathmandu.

Explore Kathmandu Valley's UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, and Kathmandu Durbar Square with our city tour guide. Final preparations for the trek.

Early morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,840m), a thrilling experience.

Trek from Lukla to Phakding, a small village located at 2,610m.

Trek through beautiful forests and cross several suspension bridges. Arrive at Namche Bazaar, the main trading center of the Khumbu region.

Explore Namche Bazaar. Hike to Everest View Hotel for stunning views of Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. Acclimatize to the altitude.

Trek to Phortse Thanga via Khumjung village. Experience the Sherpa culture and hospitality.

Trek through rhododendron forests and along the Dudh Koshi River. Arrive at Machhermo, a small settlement with tea houses.

Trek to Gokyo, situated beside the beautiful Gokyo Lake. Enjoy stunning views of Cho Oyu, the sixth highest mountain in the world.

Explore Gokyo Ri for panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu. Rest and acclimatize in preparation for the Cho-La Pass.

Early morning start for the challenging ascent to Cho-La Pass. Cross the pass and descend to Thagnak.

Trek along the Ngozumpa Glacier. Arrive at Lobuche, a small village situated close to the Khumbu Glacier.

Trek to Everest Base Camp, the closest you can get to Mt. Everest without mountaineering. Explore the base camp and soak in the majestic surroundings. Return to Gorak Shep for overnight stay.

Early morning hike to Kala Patthar for breathtaking sunrise views of Everest and surrounding peaks. Descend to Pheriche for overnight stay.

Descend through Pangboche and Tengboche monasteries. Return to Namche Bazaar for overnight stay.

Trek back to Lukla, enjoying the last views of the Himalayas. Celebrate the  completion of the trek with your team.

Take an early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Enjoy a free day in Kathmandu for relaxation or further exploration.

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    • Arrival/departure transfers.
    • 2 Nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.
    • Domestic Flight Kathmandu- Lukla-Kathmandu.
    • TIMS card.
    • Sagarmatha National Park permit fees.
    • Accommodation in teahouse (lodge) on twin sharing basis on trekking.
    • A Professional English speaking trekking guide.
    • 1 porter for 2 people (each porter can carry only 18 kg luggage).
    • Trekking staff wages, insurance, meals, transportations and allowances.
    • Group medical supplies (First Aid kit).
    • Government and local taxes.

Doesn't Include

    • International airfare.
    • Nepal Entry Visa and Visa extension fees.
    • Monuments entry fee in Kathmandu.
    • Single supplement in Kathmandu.
    • Meals in Kathmandu and on trek.
    • Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation costs.
    • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, laundry.
    • Camera/cell phone battery charge while on trek.
    • Personal trekking equipment.
    • Donation & tips etc.
    • Any other services not specified in the ‘Cost includes’.


    Gokyo Cho-la Pass Trek Map

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