Everest Gokyo Chola Trek gives you a 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 Lobuche. The trail continues up to Kalapattar and then back to Lukla via Tengboche and Namche Bazaar.
With eight of the world’s ten highest peaks, Nepal is loaded with spectacular mountains vistas. Trekking in the Everest Region is an awesome experience, not only for its proximity to the world’s highest mountain but also for its friendly Sherpa people, picturesque villages, a great variety of cultures and traditions, colorful 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.
This Everest Gokyo Chola Trek falls under strenuous trek and continuously rewards 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 itinerary is a suggested outline for a trek that covers the highlights of Khumbu and the most visited places. Details may vary according to personal taste and time schedule. The schedule caters to tea house trekking, expedition-style trekking where porters carry your tent and food, or a combination of both.
Critically important though is to follow a proper acclimatization 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.
Highlights of Gokyo Chola Trek
- 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 the Himalayas
- Visit Tengboche Monastery
- Remarkable views of Khumbu Icefall
- Climbing Kalapatthar at an elevation of 5,555m
- Spectacular Mt. views from Kala Pathar.
- Cross the world-famous pass Chola la(5420m)
- Visit the beautiful Gokyo lake from the Gokyo peak.