Gokyo Chola pass Everest BC Trek 16days

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Most people would like to see Everest BC Including Gokyo lake. In Everest Region, when you do this trek you can visit all Sherpa land and whole Khumbu region. For beginner traveler in altitude it is the best way to make acclimatizing your body.

Cause you are above 3600m for more then 5 nights and six days.It opens you perfect acclimatization before you head farther altitude. When we travel around Khumjung, Namche, Thame it makes more comfortable besides any problem and we feel more familiar with food, culture, people and mountain.

Gokyo Cholapass trek is the one of the best opportunity to see khumbu panorama and Khumbu glacier with massive white mountain. When we climb Gokyo Ri (5390m top) we could see, all 8,000 meter, in close to our eyes, including Mt. Makalu, Everest, Mt. Lotse, Kanchunjunga, Nupse and other beauty of the Himalaya

  • Day 1 From Kathmandu Fly to Lukla (minutes flight) and trek to Phakding 2:30 hrs trek.
  • Day 2 Phakding to Namche Bazzer (3460m) 4-5 hrs trek.
  • Day 3 Namche Acclimatization, walk around Namche bazzer, it is kind of big town, explore around market. Have some the best Everest coffee and apple pie.
  • Day 4 Namche to Thame (3780m) 4 hrs trek (visit Old Thame monastery) and explore world popular Everest climbers town.
  • Day 5 Thame to Khumjung (3790m) 4 hrs trek. In Khumjung valley it is the biggest town in the Everest region. They ad nice Khumjung high school and Khunde Hospital supported by sir Edmond Hillary. Explore around the town.(Note: I study in this school 1995 to 1998 and finished my High school).
  • Day 6 Khumjung to Dole (4240m),5-6hrs trek We will cross the Mongla and gently climb up and get down to Portse tanga and again walk between oaks tree, pine tree andrhododendron forest, but after Dole we can’t find any tree cause we are quite getting in altitude.
  • Day 7 Dole to Machermo (4480m), 3-4 hrs trek, it’s easy walking day in the morning we will walk quite steep up to Lafurma and after trails goes flat to Machermo via Luzza.
  • Day 8, Machermo to Gokyo lake (4750m) 4 hrs trek, The trail goes gently up and flat. After 2 hrs walk we can see first lake ad Gokyo valley, and similarly second lake and third lake where we stay a night. After lunch we walk around the Gokyo and we will see the big Mt. Cho O You glacier.
  • Day 9 Early in the morning Climb to Gokyo Ri (5390m) it takes around 4 hrs to get on top and 1 hrs to back to Hotel. When we get on the top we can see really realy panoramic view of all Himalaya, including EVerest, Lhotse, Makalu, Amadablem, Thamserku, Nupse, Chotse. We see really close to Everest.After making pictures we will get down to hotel and after Lunch trek to Drugnak.
  • Day 10 This day will quite hard and long day cause we are going to Chola Pass(5460m) and will take about 7- 8 hrs to get Zgongla (4790m) and sleep at lodge.
  • Day 11 Dzongla to Gorakshep(5170m) 3-4 hrs trek, this day we will trek on close to Khumbu glacier. And we can see all really huge white mountains, like Nupse, Pomori but w can’t see Everest cause Nupse block always. And Gorakshep is the last ending point of any tea house.
  • Day 12 Early in the morning climb to Kalapather (5545m), it will take 4 hrs and when we get on the top of Kalapather we will see Everest like mirror, just like in front of us.After looking view we will back to Gorakshep after lunch rest at Hotel.
  • Day 13 Early in the morning again trek to Everest Base Camp. 4 hrs to go and 3 hrs to back to Hotel. On Everest BC there will be a lot of camps who are climbing Everest and it is like huge camping places where more then 1000 people gathering. after meeting some people back to Hotel if we have time trek down to Lobuche.
  • Day 14 Lobuche to Thangboche Monastery. 4-6 hrs trek Down. We will see really nice view of Amadablam and Lhotse. At Monastery we will see the really Buddhist status and a lot of monks.
  • Day 15 Thangboche to Namche bazzer. (we are now again in Jungle and can see a lot of Rhododendron forest.
  • Day 16 Namche to Lukla Airport 4-6 hrs trek.
  • Day 17 Fly back to kathmandu