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

Trip Overview

Duration: 20 days Country: Nepal
Max. Altitude: 5,545m/18,192ft. Walking Per Day: 6-7hrs
Accommodation: N/A Grade: Fair Strenuous
Best Season: Autumn and Spring Group Size: 1-10
Mode: Tea-House/Lodge Culture: Mixed Culture, Sherpa Culture, Tibetan Influenced Culture

The trinity of Everest Base Camp, Gokyo Ri and Chola Pass; Everest Base Camp plus Gokyo Ri Via Chola Pass is the trio of three most awesome and highly admired adventure in the Khumbu region of Nepal. While the Everest Base Camp is well known among people for being the lap of world’s tallest peak Mt. Everest and the Gokyo Valley is renowned for the series of gorgeous turquoise lakes. Likewise, the Cho La Pass is famous among adventure lovers for offering the experience of high pass at the elevation of 5,420m. This trek and expedition provide the tourists with the whole lot of Khumbu region in each and every aspect.


Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1 Arrive in Kathmandu (1,300m /4,264 ft)
    • Transportation :Private Vehicle
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Location :
      • Tribhuwan International Airport
      • Thamel
    • Highlights :
      • Tribhuvan International Airport
      • Welcoming with Marigold Flower Garland
      • Group Photo
      • Introduction with group members and trekking crew
      • Evening Walk at Thamel

     

  • Day 2 Trek Preparation and Half Day Kathmandu Sightseeing
    • Meals :Breakfast
    • Transportation :Private Vehicle
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Location :
      • Thamel
      • Boudhanath Stupa
      • Pashupatinath temple
      • Kathmandu Durbar Square
    • Highlights :
      • Kathmandu Sightseeing
      • Equipment Checking
      • Briefing about the trek
      • Introduction with Guide

     

  • Day 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
    • Location :
      • 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

     

  • Day 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
    • Location :
      • 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

     

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

     

  • Day 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
    • Location :
      • Namche Bazaar
      • Sanasa
      • Phunki Tenga
      • Tengboche
    • Highlights :
      • Rhododendron Forest
      • View of Ama Dablam
      • Beautiful Landscape
      • Pine Forest
      • Tengboche Monastery
      • Meditation
      • Peace Prayer
      • Everest View 

     

  • Day 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
    • Location :
      • 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

     

  • Day 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
    • Location :
      • 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

     

  • Day 9 Dingboche – Lobuche (4,940m/16,210ft)
    • Duration :6-7hrs walk (11-12Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Lodge/Hotel
    • Ascend :580m/1,905ft
    • Location :
      • 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

     

  • Day 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
    • Location :
      • 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

     

  • Day 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
    • Location :
      • 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

     

  • Day 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
    • Location :
      • 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

     

  • Day 13 Thangnak to Gokyo (4,800m/15,580 ft)
    • Duration :2-3hrs walk(5Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Lodge/Hotel
    • Ascend :90m/296ft
    • Location :
      • Thangnak
      • Ngoimba Glacier
      • Gokyo
    • Highlights :
      • Ngoinmba Glacier – One of the longest Glacier
      • Geography
      • Landscapes
      • Adventure and Excitement
      • The ViewPoint of Cho Oyo

     

  • Day 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
    • Location :
      • 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

     

  • Day 15 Machhermo – Dole(4,200m/13,780ft)
    • Duration :5hrs walk (8-9Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Lodge/Hotel
    • Descend :270m/890ft
    • Location :
      • Machhermo
      • Luza
      • Kele(Gyle)
      • Dole
    • Highlights :
      • Beautiful Landscape
      • Hidden Valley View
      • Tabuche Peak View
      • Cholatse Peak View
      • Mountain Sceneries
      • Prayer Flags
      • Monasteries
      • Mani Wall

     

  • Day 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
    • Location :
      • 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)

     

  • Day 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
    • Location :
      • 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

     

  • Day 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
    • Location :
      • Domestic Airport(Lukla-Kathmandu)
    • Highlights :
      • Stunning View of Mountains from Flight
      • Geography
      • Landscapes
      • Adventure and Excitement
      • Kathmandu Valley View


       

     

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

     

  • Day 20 Final Departure
    • Meals :Breakfast
    • Transportation :Private Vehicle
    • Location :
      • Thamel
      • Tribhuvan International Airport
    • Highlights :
      • Souvenir Shopping
      • Airport Drop with Khata/Khatag as a Symbol of Wishing Safe Journey
      • Group Photo

     

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Cost Includes

  • Airport Pick-up and drop service
  • 4 nights Hotel in Kathmandu (Hotel Green Horizon)
  • All accommodation during the trek in the best hotels/tea-houses in the area (differing according to the price you wish to spend)
    • Sanitation: The accommodation we provide will be neat and clean with warm-hospitality and quality services.
    • Single Accommodation: You won’t have to share your accommodation with anyone else so that your privacy is protected.
  • All foods during the trek: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner; any items in the menu as much as you wish to consume.
    • We provide hygienic and safe meals to re-energize you.
    • We request you to not to waste your meals because in the rural region it is difficult to transport and deliver foods.
    • You are not allowed to share your meals with anyone else from other groups.
  • Transportation costs: Domestic flight in (Kathmandu – Lukla- Kathmandu)and all required land transportation.
  • Professional and Highly experienced English-speaking Trekking Guide and Assistant Trekking Guide licensed by the Government. Including their lodging and foods.
    • Local Staffs: Our guides are locals of the region which ensures that you will surely get to explore a bit more during the trek than with any other guides.
    • Experienced: With an experience of more than a decade in working in this field, our trekking guides possess excellent knowledge on briefing during the trek as well as they are experts in handling all kind of critical situations which might occur during the trek.
    • Insurance: Nepal Mountain Trekkers have an insurance policy for all our trekking staffs.
  • Porters (1 porter for 2 trekkers with a max load of 25 KG). Including their lodging and foods.
    • Local Staffs: The porters we hire belongs to the same region where we trek in order to provide employment opportunities to the locals as well as to make you explore every prospect of the region.
  • Trekking permits: TIMS card, Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality and Sagarmatha National Park fees
  • First aid medical box
  • Rescue Arrangement Service
  • Trekking gears like sleeping bags and down jacket made available on rent
  • 13% VAT and 10% service charge
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Airport Pick-up and drop service
  • 4 nights Hotel in Kathmandu (Hotel Green Horizon)
  • All accommodation during the trek in the best hotels/tea-houses in the area (differing according to the price you wish to spend)
    • Sanitation: The accommodation we provide will be neat and clean with warm-hospitality and quality services.
    • Single Accommodation: You won’t have to share your accommodation with anyone else so that your privacy is protected.
  • Breakfast during the trek (BNB)
  • Transportation costs: Domestic flight in (Kathmandu – Lukla- Kathmandu)and all required land transportation.
  • Professional and Highly experienced English-speaking Trekking Guide and Assistant Trekking Guide licensed by the Government. Including their lodging and foods.
    • Local Staffs: Our guides are locals of the region which ensures that you will surely get to explore a bit more during the trek than with any other guides.
    • Experienced: With an experience of more than a decade in working in this field, our trekking guides possess excellent knowledge on briefing during the trek as well as they are experts in handling all kind of critical situations which might occur during the trek.
    • Insurance: Nepal Mountain Trekkers have an insurance policy for all our trekking staffs.
  • Porters (1 porter for 2 trekkers with a max load of 25 KG). Including their lodging and foods.
    • Local Staffs: The porters we hire belongs to the same region where we trek in order to provide employment opportunities to the locals as well as to make you explore every prospect of the region.
  • Trekking permits: TIMS card, Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality and Sagarmatha National Park fees
  • First aid medical box
  • Rescue Arrangement Service
  • Trekking gears like sleeping bags and down jacket made available on rent
  • 13% VAT and 10% service charge
  • Farewell Dinner

Cost Excludes

  • Visa fee to enter Nepal (Visa Information)
  • International flight tickets and extra baggage charges
  • Food in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation and meal costs in Kathmandu due to any change in the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel insurance/ Rescue operation costs
  • All personal expenses
  • Tip for guides and porters
  • Visa fee to enter Nepal (Visa Information)
  • International flight tickets and extra baggage charges
  • Food in Kathmandu
  • Lunch and Dinner during the trek
  • Extra night accommodation and meal costs in Kathmandu due to any change in the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel insurance/ Rescue operation costs
  • All personal expenses
  • Tip for guides and porters

Equipment Checklist

Equipment lists for 20 days Everest Base Camp Plus Gokyo Ri Via Chola Pass

HEAD

Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Sunglasses
Head Torch
Suncreams(40+) and Lip Balms

UPPER BODY

Cotton t-shirts and thermals
Fleece jacket
Waterproof jacket
Down jacket

LOWER BODY

Lightweight cotton pants (long)
Waterproof pants
Inner thermals

FEET

Thin inner socks (3 pairs)
Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Comfortable hiking boots
Shower sandals

HANDS

Gloves (Cotton and Waterproof)
Creams
Sanitizer

ACCESSORIES

Sleeping bag rated to -10°C +
Trekking bag (Rucksack)
Duffel bag
Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag)
Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
Water bottle or camel bag
Toiletries and Tissue Papers

First Aid Kits 

Personal Regular Medicines
Knee Caps
Bandages
Ointments
Blister Tape

MISCELLANEOUS

Medicines: We recommend you to bring your regular medicines; we will provide first aid kit from our side.
Light-weighted Towel
Swiss Knife
Passport and extra passport photos
Water Purifying Iodine Tablets, Drop or Sterilizer

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