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Everest Base Camp Chola Pass Gokyo Trek

15 Days

Everest Base Camp Chola Pass Gokyo is an incredible adventure that takes you through some of the most stunning landscapes on earth. The trek starts with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, followed by a challenging hike to the base camp of the world’s highest mountain. Along the way, you’ll pass through picturesque Sherpa villages, see ancient monasteries, and cross high mountain passes like Chola and Renjo La.

The highlight of this trek is undoubtedly the Gokyo Lakes. These turquoise blue lakes are located at an altitude of over 4,700 meters and are surrounded by snow-capped peaks. The view from here is simply breathtaking, and it’s no wonder that many trekkers consider it to be one of the best viewpoints in the entire Himalayas.

One of the other significant advantages of this trek is that it offers a more secluded trail than the traditional Everest Base Camp route. While still busy during peak season, you’ll find fewer crowds along the way as you hike through beautiful valleys and past glacial lakes.

Overall, if you’re looking for an adventure that combines stunning scenery with a challenging but rewarding trekking experience, then Everest Base Camp Chola Pass Gokyo Trek should be at the top of your list. With its unparalleled views and unique cultural experiences, this journey is sure to leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.

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  • 5643/ 18513 ft (Kala Patthar)
  • Guided
  • Breakfast and Dinner

Overview

Everest Base Camp Chola Pass Gokyo is a popular trekking route in the Everest region of Nepal. The trek takes you through scenic mountain trails, picturesque villages, and stunning views of the Himalayas. The trail starts from Lukla and goes through Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, and Gorak Shep before reaching Everest Base Camp. The route also includes crossing the challenging Chola Pass, which offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and glaciers.

After reaching Everest Base Camp, the trek takes you to the beautiful Gokyo Valley, where you can witness the serene Gokyo Lakes and enjoy panoramic views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu. The trek ends at Lukla after completing the Gokyo Ri climb, which is the highest point of the trek at 5,357 meters.

The Everest Base Camp Chola Pass Gokyo trek is a challenging trek that requires physical fitness and previous trekking experience. However, the stunning natural beauty and the unique cultural experience make it a once-in-a-lifetime adventure for trekkers who are up for the challenge.

Highlights

  • Stunning views of Mount Everest: Of course, the highlight of any trek in the Everest region is the opportunity to see Mount Everest up close and personal. You'll get plenty of chances to snap photos of the world's highest peak from various angles.
  • Chola Pass: This high mountain pass is one of the most challenging parts of the trek, but it's also one of the most rewarding. You'll feel a great sense of accomplishment when you reach the top, and the views from there are absolutely breathtaking.
  • Gokyo Lakes: These stunning turquoise lakes are another highlight of the trek. You'll pass by several of them on your way to Gokyo village, and you can even take a side trip to hike up to the fifth lake for an even better view.
  • Sherpa culture: Along the way, you'll have the opportunity to learn about the unique Sherpa culture that thrives in the Everest region. You'll visit monasteries and meet locals who will share their traditions and way of life with you.
  • Namche Bazaar: This bustling mountain town is a hub for trekkers and climbers in the region. You'll spend a night here on your way up and another night on your way back down, giving you plenty of time to explore the shops, restaurants, and bakeries that line the streets.
  • Tengboche Monastery: This beautiful monastery is one of the most important in the region, and it's located in a stunning setting with panoramic views of the surrounding mountains.
  • Incredible scenery: From start to finish, this trek is filled with jaw-dropping scenery. You'll hike through lush forests, cross rushing rivers, and climb high into the mountains, all while surrounded by some of the most impressive landscapes on the planet.
  • Sense of accomplishment: Completing the Everest Base Camp Chola Pass Gokyo trek is no small feat, and you'll undoubtedly feel a great sense of accomplishment when you finish. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you'll never forget.

Itinerary

You will take a flight to Lukla, where you will meet your guide and porter. From there, you will start your trek and head towards Phakding.

You will continue your trek towards Namche Bazaar, which is the main trading center of the region.

You will spend the day in Namche Bazaar to acclimatize to the altitude and explore the town.

You will trek to Tengboche, which is famous for its monastery and stunning views of the mountains.

You will continue your trek towards Dingboche, which is a beautiful village located in a valley.

 

You will spend the day in Dingboche to acclimatize to the altitude and explore the town.

You will trek to Lobuche, which is located near the Khumbu Glacier.

You will trek to Gorak Shep and then hike to Everest Base Camp. This is a challenging day, but the views are worth it.

You will hike to Kala Patthar, which is the highest point of the trek. From there, you will trek to Dzongla.

You will trek to Thangnak, which is located near the Gokyo Lakes.

You will trek to Gokyo and then hike to Gokyo Ri, which offers stunning views of the mountains and the lakes.

On day 13, you will trek to Machhermo, which is a small village nestled in the mountains. Along the way, you will pass through beautiful valleys and scenic landscapes.

You will trek back to Namche Bazaar on this day. You can take your time and enjoy the beautiful views along the way.

This morning with MTA Trekking, you’ll say goodbye to Namche Bazaar. It’s time to walk back to Lukla. The path is the same, but the feeling is different because you’re heading home. You’ll sleep one more night in Lukla, so enjoy the last evening in the mountains.

After your last mountain breakfast, MTA Trekking will take you to the Lukla airport. You’ll fly over the hills and head back to either Ramechhap or Kathmandu. It’s your chance to see the mountains from the sky .

Includes/Excludes

Cost Includes

  • Airport transfers
  • Domestic flight to/from Lukla
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trek
  • 3 main course of Meals per day
  • TIMS and Sagarmatha National Park permit fees
  • Insurance for guide and porter(s)
  • Government-licensed guide and porters (one porter for at least two people)

Cost Excludes

  • International flights
  • Visa fees
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, snacks, and souvenirs
  • Tips for guide and porter(s) (recommended but not mandatory)

FAQs

What is the best time to do the Everest Base Camp Chola Pass Gokyo Trek?

The best time to do this trek is from March to May and from September to November.

Is altitude sickness a concern on this trek?

Yes, altitude sickness can be a concern on this trek. It is important to acclimatize properly and drink plenty of water to prevent altitude sickness.

Do I need prior trekking experience to do this trek?

While prior trekking experience is helpful, it is not necessary. However, it is important to be in good physical shape and have a positive attitude.

What kind of accommodation can I expect during the trek?

You can expect basic teahouse accommodation during the trek. The teahouses provide a bed and a blanket, but you will need to bring your own sleeping bag.

What kind of food will be available during the trek?

You can expect a variety of local and international food during the trek. The teahouses typically offer a menu with options such as noodles, rice, soup, and momos. Vegetarian options are also available.

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patrik b
patrik b
2024-05-06
Amazing Annapurnas with Mta trekking Great tour, everything was well organised - great tour guide and porters, very nice ldoges owned by friendly people, good food, very nice transportation, generally very professional approach. Woudl recommend to everyone.
Loni S
Loni S
2024-05-05
Enjoyable and unforgettable trek with the experienced! Thanks MTA and Mardi Himal ❤️ I did 5D4N Mardi Himal trek with a few friends in Apr 2024 with MTA. The four of us from Hong Kong were very well taken care since entering Pokhara. MTA (kudos to Bijay) gave us best advice of anything from equipment, flight to massage. Bijay organised our airport pickup and connecting cars so well so we could be worry-free the whole time. It’s especially important as we sometimes had miscommunications with drivers even using ride-hailing app. Our tour was customised and extended one day vs the regular 4D3N with Bijay’s help so we had more time for ascending and made it easier to reach the highest point at 4200m. Going on Mardi trek with MTA, their guide Kaji and two porters Donbadu and Natium, makes the experience 5-star! 1/ Kaji knew the trek and his guests so well. He never failed to estimate how much time we still needed and we could adjust our expectations. 2/ Kaji had best connections on the mountain (which is tremendously important), everyone doing business on the trek is like his extended family. With that our schedule was more flexible for a change. 3/ MOST IMPORTANTLY, Kaji was very observant and ensured safety of everyone. He made timely decision to save my friend from altitude sickness! My friend started to feel unwell and vomit after we reached 3,300m. Kaji tried to extend our rest time to help her recover, and in the end got Donbadu to go down with her so she could be relieved. We really appreciate that! ❤️ We’re always treated as top priority and served very well on the trek. Food and drinks are never missed, Kaji and his team were very hospitable and always checked in if we felt good for the coming trek. MTA guides all treks you can name - Poon Hill, Mardi Himal, ABC, ACT, EBC and many more lesser known ones. Definitely recommend it if you’re looking for a worry-free, safe trek in Nepal, especially if you’re first timers like us. Thanks for supporting our trekking dream! Annapurna and Mardi Himal look surreal, it’s a good story of a lifetime. <3
René S
René S
2024-05-01
Everything we wanted and more! The company is excellent. This is a newer trekking company but with all the right contacts to make sure things run smoothly. We were 3 in our group. We all felt relaxed because everything was taken care of in an stress-free way. Our questions (which were many) were answered before and during the trek. The vibe is laid back and friendly. The company are also concerned that porters do not carry too much weight and everybody is treated fairly. The trek was tough for us but the guide and our porters were excellent - very patient and helpful - they were very concerned for our needs and thanks to them, we made it to base camp and it was so amazing we cannot thank them enough!
Zacattack
Zacattack
2024-04-22
Everest Base Camp - Absolute must for your Bucket List. If you're an adventurer at heart, seeking the thrill of reaching great heights and witnessing breath-taking landscapes, or like me have a bucket list then a journey to Everest Base Camp is an absolute must. Recently, I had the incredible opportunity to embark on this unforgettable expedition with a few friends and M.T.A , I'm still buzzing with excitement from the experience. Our journey began in Kathmandu, Nepal, where after landing at the airport we were greeted by Bijay from M.T.A. and taken for a very delicious Nepalese meal. Next we flew to Lukla, a tiny airstrip nestled among the towering peaks of the Himalayas. The hair-raising flight was an adventure in itself, offering jaw-dropping views of the rugged terrain below. Here we meet our main guide Shishir along with porters to assist in carrying our packs. We then embarked on 9 day trek to Everest Base camp. As we trekked through quaint Sherpa villages and lush rhododendron forests, each step brought us closer to our ultimate goal: reaching Everest Base Camp. Along the way, we were treated to awe-inspiring vistas of snow-capped peak, sparkling glaciers and an array of different animals such as Yaks & horses, Shirhir was amazing in his knowledge of the trek, the villages and giving us advice on how best to pace ourselves to enjoy the journey. As we reached higher altitudes he was very conscious of our health and safety to ensure we were in the best possible position to reach base camp watching us closely and monitoring our oxygen levels. Reaching Everest Base Camp was a momentous occasion, even thou we were tired this soon faded as we were filled with a sense of accomplishment and wonder. Surrounded by towering giants like Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse, we couldn't help but be humbled by the sheer magnitude of nature's grandeur. We were blessed with been able to meet with one most experienced sherpa’s who had climbed mount Everest 18 times and enjoyed a cup of Tea with him. Shirhir knowledge of the region, coupled with his warm camaraderie, made the journey all the more enjoyable. We enjoyed the hearty wide range of Sherpa meals that fuelled our bodies and warmed our souls after a long day on the trail. In the evenings after a meal, we reflected on the days excitement and ended the evening most nights with a round of cards and in bed by around 9. As I had limited time I opted to fly out by Helicopter from Gorashep. This was absolutely an amazing flight. What had taken 8 days to walk around 70KM from Lukla to Gorashep took around 8mintues to Helicopter out. I will never forget the amazing scenery on that flight out. In conclusion, my journey to Everest Base Camp was nothing short of extraordinary. It was a test of endurance, a feast for the senses, and a soul-stirring adventure that will stay with me forever. If you're searching for an experience that will challenge you, inspire you, and leave you utterly spellbound, look no further than Everest Base Camp. M.T.A , Bijay and Shirhir make the whole experience so enjoyable I have no hesitation in recommending them. Everest base camp is worth every step of the journey, it is a must to put on your bucket list.
Peter M
Peter M
2024-04-17
Wonderful Mardi Himal Trekk My favorite mountain. The people were incredibly helpful I made a few mistakes in bookings, but they were very accommodating.We managed to shorten the trip to meet my schedule by taking me partway by jeep. My guide was very good. He brought me to the best place my strength could handle.
Jana H
Jana H
2024-03-18
Experience you never forget Unforgettable experience to trek the EBC, thank you to Shishir who was always very helpful and kind. We all successfully reached the base camp.
JogT
JogT
2024-03-04
Wonderful poonhill trekking via Ghandruk We thoroughly enjoyed trekking in Poonhill and Ghandruk village! Sadly, the weather was not favorable and we couldn’t see the mountains from Poonhill but aside from that, our experience was wonderful. Our guide Kaji was caring and went above and beyond to make our trek memorable. He organized clean and comfortable hotels with hot showers in Ulleri which was great after climbing many stairs. The early morning Poonhill hike was worth it and the Ghandruk village and museum were also intriguing. We are happy to have booked our Poonhill trek via Ghandruk village with MTA Trekking.
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Ultralight Plane Flight and Sarangkot The ultralight plane flight was amazing. You can see the Himalayas from so close you can almost reach out and touch them. It's a must-do if you visit Pokhara. The guide was very experienced, so I was able to leave it to him with confidence.
Bishal S
Bishal S
2024-01-14
Wonderful Poon Hill Trekking Experience We had wonderful Poon hill trekking experience with Mta trekking. As we had chosen full package, everything was taken care perfectly including accommodations, foods and transportation. Sunrise from Poon hill was the highlight of this trip. We would recommend this trusted and reliable company.
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2024-01-13
Wonderful Mardi Himal Trek Experience i had Wonderful Mardi Himal Trek Experience . The Guide was knowledgeable and know the local areas very well. As it offers few numbers of accommodations, my guide made sure that the food was prepared fresh and hygienic. Their service is recommended.

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