US$ 1400 per personFull Board US$ 900 per personBudget
  • Duration
    17 Days
  • Grade
    Moderate to fairly sterenous
  • Country
    Nepal
  • Group Size
    1 - 15
  • Max Altitude
    2853m - 5550m
  • Age Limit
    16 - 60
  • Trip Starts
    Kathmandu
  • Trip Ends
    Kathmandu
  • Accomodation
    2 - 3 star level hotel in Kathmandu and tea house in trekking
  • Meal
    Breakfast in Kathmandu / Full board in Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).

Everest Gokyo Chola La Trek

higlights

  • Scenic flight to and from Lukla
  • Explore Sherpa museum in Namche Bazar
  • Panoramic view from Syangbuche
  • Experiencing life as the “mountain people” live, in the heart of Himalaya
  • Visit Tyangboche Monastery
  • Remarkable views of Khumbu Ice fall
  • Climbing Kalapatthar at elevation of 5,555m
  • Spectacular Mt. views from Kalapatar.
  • Cross the world famous pass Chola la( 5420m)
  • Visit the beautiful Gokyo lake from the Gokyo peak.

OVERVIEW

This trek gives you the grand tour of the famous Khumbu area. This is a strenuous trek leading to Gokyo Lake and over the Cho La Pass at 5330m leading into the Khumbu valley above Lobuje. The trail continues up to Kalapattar and then back to Lukla via Thengboche and Namche Bazaar.

With eight of the world’s ten highest peaks, Nepal is loaded with spectacular mountains vistas. Trekking in the Everest area is an awesome experience, not only for its proximity to the world’s highest mountain but also for its friendly Sherpa people, picturesque villages, great variety of cultures and traditions, colourful festivals and monasteries....

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This trek gives you the grand tour of the famous Khumbu area. This is a strenuous trek leading to Gokyo Lake and over the Cho La Pass at 5330m leading into the Khumbu valley above Lobuje. The trail continues up to Kalapattar and then back to Lukla via Thengboche and Namche Bazaar.

With eight of the world’s ten highest peaks, Nepal is loaded with spectacular mountains vistas. Trekking in the Everest area is an awesome experience, not only for its proximity to the world’s highest mountain but also for its friendly Sherpa people, picturesque villages, great variety of cultures and traditions, colourful festivals and monasteries. The flora and fauna are other ornaments of the Sagarmatha National Park. The story of the yeti is still a mystery and the legend lives on in the Khumbu.

Strenuous trekking is continuously rewarded with dramatic Himalayan scenes, including four of the world’s eight highest peaks: Cho Oyu (8201m), Makalu (8463m), Lhotse (8516 m) and Everest (8850m). Breathtaking mountain vistas are complemented by visits to Sherpa villages, homes and monasteries offering you an insight into the quiet but, culturally vibrant Sherpa way of life.

The following itinery is a suggested outline for a trek which covers the highlights of the Khumbu and the most visited places. Details may vary according to personal taste and time schedule. The schedule caters for tea house trekking, expedition style trekking where porters carry your tent and food, or a combination of both.Critcally important though is to follow a proper acclimatisation process. This is so often hurried with dire consequences. This is a high altitude trek with considerable time sleeping at high altitudes.

After a few days of rest and sightseeing in Kathmandu you are ready to embark on the journey.

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  • Day 01

    Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345 meters). There you will be met by our Airport Representative and transferred to hotel by private tourist vehicle. Overnight at hotel at 3 stars level, inclusive breakfast.

  • Day 02

    An early morning to Lukla from Kathmandu and trek to Phakding (2610mtrs / 8563ft). Flight 30 minutes and walking 3 hours. O/N at guest house. [B L D Plan].

  • Day 03

    Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m / 11286ft). walking 5:30 hours. O/N at guest house. [B L D Plan].

  • Day 04

    Acclimatization day at Namche Bazzar. walking 5 hours, O/N at guest house. [B L D Plan].

  • Day 05

    Trek to Tengboche (3860m / 12664ft) walking 5 hours. O/N at guest house. [B L D Plan].

  • Day 06

    Trek to Dingboche (4410m / 14468ft). walking 5:30 hours, O/N at guest house. [B L D Plan].

  • Day 07

    Acclimatization day at Dinbuche. walking 4:25 hours, O/N at guest house. [B L D Plan].

  • Day 08

    Trek to Lobuje (4910m / 16108ft). walking 5:30 hours, O/N at guest house. [B L D Plan].

  • Day 09

    Trek to Everest Base Camp (5363m/17595ft) and back to Gorekshep(5153m/16906ft). walking 7:30 hours, O/N at guest house. [B L D Plan].

  • Day 10

    Hiking up Kalapathar (5545m / 18192ft) and overnight at Zongla (4710m / 15453ft). Walking 6 hours. O/N at guest house. [B L D Plan].

  • Day 11

    Trek to Thagna(4500m/14764ft) via the Chola-la cross(5420m/17782ft). Walking 7:30 hours, O/N at guest house. [B L D Plan].

  • Day 12

    Trek to Gokyo (4790m/15715ft). walking 4:30 hours, O/N at guest house. [B L D Plan].

  • Day 13

    Hiking upto Gokyo Ri (5483m/1983ft) and trek down Marhhermo((4,480m/14,246ft) walking 7:30 hours, O/N at guest house. [B L D Plan].

  • Day 14

    Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11286ft). Walking 5 hours, O/N at guest house. [B L D Plan].

  • Day 15

    Trek down to Lukla (2804m/8490ft) walking 6:30 hours, O/N at guest house. [B L D Plan].

  • Day 16

    An early morning flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla and transfer to the hotel at 3 stars level, inclusive breakfast. Flight time 30 minutes. O/N at hotel.

  • Day 17

    After breakfast, the trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu international airport for your final flight departure from Nepal.

  • 01 Day
    Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345 meters) Hotel.

    There you will be met by our Airport Representative and transferred to hotel by private tourist vehicle. Overnight at hotel on BB plan.

  • 02 Day
    Kathmandu to Lukla by flight and trek to Phakding (2610m / 7903ft) - Flight to Lukla 30 minutes and walking 5:30 hours.

    Fly to Lukla, the trail descends, gradually passing above the large village of Chaunrikharaka (2680m) and on through small villages, fields and forests following a wide well constructed path. After Kusum Drargka, a large stream, the trail crosses the Dudh Kosi river at Phakding. Overnight at guest house.

  • 03 Day
    Phakding-Namche Bazaar (3440m / 11286ft) - walking 5:30 hours.

    From Phakding the trail follows the western bank of Dudh Kosi passing through forests of Blue Pine until it reaches the village of Benkar (2700m). From here the trail crosses to the eastern bank of the Dudh Kosi, and climbs gently to the village of Chumoa. Between here and the next village of Monjo (2800m) the trail drops steeply to cross Monjo Khola. From Monjo the trail crosses a small rock saddle and then descends abruptly to re-cross the Dudh Kosi at Jorsale (2804m). Beyond Jorsale the trail undulates up until the confluence with Bhote Kosi is reached. From here the Khumbu region begins. Above the bridge the trail zigzags up 300m of the steep spur between the two rivers through sparse forest. From the top of the spur, Mt. Everest can be seen rising above Nuptse-Lhotse wall. The next section of the trail climbs less steeply, traversing above the Bhote Kosi until Namche Bazaar is reached. Namcha Bazaar is a market town, where every Saturday morning traders from lower altitude sell goods to sherpas. Most of the trading is over by mid-day and the traders return to their villages. Overnight at guest house.

  • 04 Day
    Acclimatization day At Namche Bazzar- walking 5 hours.

    Known as the ‘Gateway to Everest’ we will spend today here in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning air. A short trek to the museum celebrating the traditional customs of the Sherpa people, as well as about flora & Fauna & its land, more importantly, from here you will get the proper glimpse of Everest and the surrounding mountains. And we hike up the Syanbuche airport, and Everest view hotel and sightseeing at the Khumjung village (3800m / 12,466ft), which is the biggest settlement of Sherpa. Khumjung is one of the most beautiful villages in Everest area. It’s symmetrically laid out stone dwellings house the families of many of our Sherpas. Overnight at guest house.

  • 05 Day
    Namche Bazaar to Thyangboche (3857m / 12,670 feet) - walking 5 hours. O/N at guest house.

    An enjoyable walk down to the river at Phunki Thanhka to lunch next to water driven prayer wheels. A steep but short climb takes us to Tengboche Monastery through forests of blue pine, fir and black juniper. Overnight at guest house.

  • 06 Day
    Tengboche to Dingboche(4410m/14468ft)- walking 5:30 hours.

    Our trek continues to climb as we head to the altitude of 4310m taking our time so not to be affected by the thinning air. Overnight at guest house.

  • 07 Day
    Second acclimatization day in Dingboche (4410m / 14468ft) – walking 4:25 hours.

    Our second acclimatization day, the group will be taken to Nagarjun Hill (5050m / 15291ft). This point offers fantastic views of the fifth highest mountain Makalu 8463m / 25625ft. After appreciating the surrounding scenery we trek back to our camp in Dingboche, relaxing in the evening. Overnight at guest house.

  • 08 Day
    Dingboche to Lobuje (4910m / 16108ft) – Walking 5:30 hours.

    Today our trek climbs to 4910m. Overnight at guest house.

  • 09 Day
    Lobuje to Everest Base Camp (5363m / 17595ft) and back to Gorak Shep (5153m / 16906ft) – walking 7:30 hours.

    Today we reach our goal by trekking to Everest Base Camp at an altitude of 5363m. After appreciating our efforts and photographing the achievement we return to Gorak Shep. Overnight at guest house.

  • 10 Day
    Hiking up Kalapathar (5545m / 18192ft) and overnight at Zongla (4710m / 15453ft). Walking 6:30 hours.

    From our base at Gorak Shep we continue to climb this time hiking up Kalapathar. Leaving as early as possible to take advantage of the morning light, the panoramic views of Everest and the surrounding mountains, as we reach our destination of the Kalapathar viewpoint. Following this we descend to Zongla. Overnight at guest house.

  • 11 Day
    Zongla to Thagna (4500m / 14764ft) via the Chola-la cross (5420m / 17782ft) walking 7:30 hours.

    We begin the day by climbing to Chola-la (5483m) crossing over and descending once more to Thagna (4500m). Overnight at guest house.

  • 12 Day
    Trek to Gokyo lakes (4790m/15715ft). Walking 4:30 hours.

    Today takes the trek to our final destination, Gokyo (4790m). We will make this camp our base for 2 nights. Overnight at guest house.

  • 13 Day
    Hiking to Gokyo Ri and Machhermo. Walking 4:30 hours.

    This day early in the morning we have steep climb up to the top of Gokyo Ri (5483m / 19083ft) ample rewards to one attempts this trip. There are stunning views of the supper Gokyo valley, the massive Ngozumpa Glacier and an incredible panoramic view of the whole Khumbu Himalayas, such as giants as Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu (8481m), Cho-Oyu (8153m) and Gychung Kang (7922m) can be seen. Those who explore the glacier and Gokyo peak are rewarded. Overnight at guest house.

  • 14 Day
    Trek down to Namche Bazzar.

    Trek down to Namche Bazzar (3440 meters) Walking 5 hours Overnight at guest house.

  • 15 Day
    Namche Bazzar to Lukla (2840m / 9317ft)- walking to 6:30 hours.

    Our final day of trekking returns us to the town of Lukla, where the overnight stay gives you time to explore the town as well as reflect upon the mountains you have recently visited for one last time before heading back to Kathmandu. Overnight at guest house.

  • 16 Day
    Lukla to Kathmandu - walking 5 minutes and Flight to Kathmandu 30 minutes.

    After Breakfast. We will walk about 5 minutes to airport to catch our return flight to Kathmandu. Flight an early morning at 7 am to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

  • 17 Day
    Departure.

    After breakfast, the trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu international airport for your final flight departure from Nepal.

Note: B L D  = Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
please  let us know whether you would like to make your itinerary shorter or longer. It can be designed according to your preferences.

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Antonio Martínez Talavera

Dear Babu, “We are spanish people. My husband and I, we made our trek to Base Camp- Kalapattar at the end of september 2008, with Shem (the guide) and Kumar. We are reminded often of our adventure. In this photgraph are the four. Shem and Kumar left, and my husband and I (red) to the right of the image. I regret not having written before, but remain in our hearts.”

Antonio Martínez TalaveraSpain

Hi Babu, Our Everest trek with unique path was such an amazing experience. From the first email enquiry to the sad goodbye as our trek ended the staffs were amazing. Our guide and porter were not only that. They were more like friends/big brothers and we enjoyed our nights playing cards and learning magic tricks just as much as we enjoyed the the breath taking views of the mountain, villages and monestry. I would highly recommend choosing Unique Path and Trekking. You get so much more then just a trek.

Shahn and LauraAustralia
Peter’s family

Dear Babu, We have spent the last month trekking in Nepal. We did a trek to Khopra ridge camping (12 days) and a 12 days trek to Gokyo Ri. The guide Jhamka + all the porters are fantastic, hard working, honest and reliable people. The knowledge of the guide on culture issues + environment issues was helpful. Unique path trekking organized everything trek, hotel, sightseeing and jungle safari. This made our holiday very enjoyable + we had no worries. I am happy for you to give our email address to other prospective clients in Australia. Thank you again.

Peter’s familyAustralia

Babu, I want to thank you for putting on such a great trip for our group. Your guides did a superb job satisfying every once needs. The late winter snow add to the beauty of the mountains. Everyone appreciated the upgraded tea house in Namche Bazzar on the way back. Again thanks. Looking forward to my next trip to Nepal.

BillUnited States

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Service Includes for Full Board Price

  • All the ground transportation by tourist vehicles.
  • Welcome or fare well dinner in kathmandu.
  • Standard Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast (for two nights).
  • Meals 3 times a day (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking for you. (Sample of Trekking Menu)
  • Seasonal local fresh fruits as available.
  • Twin sharing comfortable private room during trekking.
  • Everest Trekking Map.
  • Both ways domestic flight tickets from Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu with airport tax.
  • First aid medical kit, Ox meter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude.
  • An experienced, knowledgeable, helpful and friendly English-speaking Government license holder trekking guide.
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment’s, transportation, local tax for Guide.
  • Four season sleeping bag, down jackets, Duffle bag (bag pack) and walking stick to use for trekking, if necessary.
  • Token of trip achievement award certificate as a Souvenir. (Sample of Certificate)
  • All the necessary officially paper works and Everest national park entry permits.
  • Pasang Lamu rural municipality entry permit.
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System).
  • Emergency helicopter rescue arrangement which will be paid by your insurance company.
  • All our government taxes, vat, local tax, tourist service charges.

Service Excludes for Full Board Price

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (except welcome or fare well dinner)
  • All kinds of drinks in the mountain (hot, cold and alcoholic).
  • Your Personal equipment.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Extra personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, laundry, shower, excess baggage charges)
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on ‘Price Includes’ section.

BUDGET PACKAGE AVAILABLE FOR EVEREST GOKYO CHOLA LA TREK

Instead of full board package, we do offer budget package as well, the cost for budget package is US$ 900 per person. The budget packages are included ground transportation by private tourist vehicle, twin sharing accommodation in trekking, both ways domestic flight tickets Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu, Guide (Guide’s meals, accommodation, salary, insurance etc.), all necessary permits, taxes, vat, and local tax and tourist service charges.

NOTE: The trip cost will vary depending on the group size, so for the most up–to–date information & latest pricing please contact us.

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