Everest Base Camp- Chola pass- Gokyo Trekking (19 days)Everest Base Camp- Chola pass- Gokyo Trekking (19 days)

Everest Base Camp Gokyo Trek - 18 Days

  • Duration19 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Difficulty Moderate to Challenging
  • Max Altitude 5,545m
  • Activity Trekking and Excursion
  • Group Size 1-20
  • Accommodation Comfortable hotel in KTM on B/B basis & available nice hotel/ lodges on trekking
  • Meals Breakfast, Lunch & dinner as per own choices
  • Transportation Private vehicle and domestic flight to and from Lukla
  • Starts From Lukla
  • Ends To Lukla
  • Best Season March-April- May/ September-October- December
Trip Highlights
  • Highly experienced trekking crews
  • Guided Sightseeing tours around the world heritage sites and trekking,
  • Private vehicle to and from Ramechaap, domestic flight to and from Lukla,
  • Following legendry’s footprints, holistic and shepherded path,
  • Highland EBC 5,370m- Kalopatthar 5,545m- Chola 5,420m- Gokyo Ri 5,380m,
  • Astonishing Views of Mt. Everest 8,848, Lhotse 8,516, Makalu 8485m, Cho-Oyu 8,201m, & several panoramic mountains.
  • Picturesque Sherpa villages, mane walls, and bridges, Himalayan wildlife,
  • Buddhist culture, traditions, Monastery, Lungdars, stupas, and chortens,
  • Enormous scenic glacier, pastures landscape, Lakes, Lakes, icefall and moraine,
  • Nice hotels and lodges with the delicious food menus,
  • Kneed and clean dining room with yak dung heater,
  • Hot showers and comfort toilets,

EBC via Chola Pass 5,420m.to Gokyo Trek

Chola Pass

Everest base camp - Chola Pass 5,420m- Gokyo Valley trek is one of the most beloved trekking destinations for those who are willing to discover adventure holidays into the classic Himalayas. This route offers an astonishing experience of deep Himalayas by following the legendry’s footprints. It makes it possible for a fully filing lifetime dream to be at the base camp of the world’s highest mountain and touch the soul of legendary. Being at 5,545m Kalapatthar for viewing Everest and a giant laying Khumbu glacier, spending a night at Gorakshep 5,170m will be an unforgettable souvenir of the trip.

Sleeping at Zongla and Passing the most famous Chola pass over 5,420m is another adventure alpine experience. Walking over “Ngozumba” the largest glacier in Nepal is another incredible feeling and fantasy. The beautiful Gokyo Lake, panoramic views from Gokyo Ri, and following the pastures Shepherded fields trail to downtown combine the uniqueness of the prime Himalayas.

Besides nature, it offers a lot of Buddhist cultures, traditions, and the way of Sherpa life. You will visit several beautiful monasteries, Stupas, waterfalls, and alpine streams and pass by amazing alpinist flora & fauna and yaks territory.


Arrival at Tribhuwan international airport, greeting with flower garlands & transfer to Hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu on B/B (bed and breakfast) planning basis.

During the high tourist season flights from Kathmandu to Lukla is impossible. Most tourists get to drive in the middle of the night from Kathmandu to Manthali for the next day’s morning flight. But we recommend moving a day earlier from Kathmandu to nearby Manthali. That will provide the perfect countryside views of Nepal and also would not make the rush and uncomfortable drive.

25 minutes of morning flight from Manthali airport to Lukla & trek begins gently on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River via Chaurikharka village, Kyangzoma, Thado Koshi, Ghat and overnight at Phakding 2600mtr. 3-4 hours

We commence our trek to Namche Bazaar through the Dudh Koshi gorge.  There are so many suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River. A long zigzag trail leads us through Banker, Monjo to Jorsalle the check post of Sagarmatha national park. Thamserku, Kusumgaru, and Kwongde Mountain are visible, and the Khumbila peak is standing over the Namche Bazaar. We follow a short walk along the riverbed of this V-shaped valley where the Dudh Koshi River comes from the right and the Bhote Koshi River comes from the left. The conjoint point is called Dovan with a very high suspension bridge. Now we begin steep ascending to Namche Bazar. We make a quick stoppage just over the shoulder. From there you will have an excellent view of Everest (8848m) and Lhotse (8516m.)Then it takes approximately 45 minutes of uphill walking to arrive at Namche Bazaar

It is considered an ideal day for altitude acclimatization in this place after the breakfast climbs higher around the museum, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Tawache, Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserku, Kusumkangaru, Kwongde Peak, and Thame Peak are awaiting to your warm greet. It would be the best morning ever in your travel time then follow the steep climb up to the world’s highest airstrip Syangboche Airport. Turn towards the Everest view hotel and hidden Khumjung village for a day excursion, and visit the monastery. This monastery has steel preserving a yeti’s head then get back down to Namche by the side of Khumjung school or visit Khunde village hospital. Then directly descend to Namche bazaar overnight.

You have to walk through the same way just up to Museum then take a right flat easy trail to the Himalayas. The mountain view is widely spreading all around, make a small break in Chhumoa and follow the path that is heading to the riverside Lowsasa and Fungitanga. From Fungitanga it is a steep climb through the pine, fir trees, juniper, and rhododendron forest up to Tyangboche Monastery. Visit the holy monastery in the evening and get back to your lodge for Dinner.

Leaving Tyangboche Monastery at the backdrop, we descend through a rhododendron forest and enter Dibuche. Cross a suspension bridge at Imja Khola, climb to the ancient Sherpa village Pangboche and lunch in Sommare (a little hamlet). Then follow the classic trail for half an hour and enter Imjatse Valley beneath the mighty peak of Ama Dablam, Island Peak, Nuptse, and Lhotse. Dingboche comparatively warmer village than others however it is at higher. Overnight at local hotel/lodge 

This is a suitable place to have an acclimatization day or for more ensure to avoid altitude sickness. After breakfast, you can take a hike up to Nartsang Peak at the altitude of (5000m) or Chhukung Peak (5320m) and back to Dingboche overnight.

Walk slowly to the left first ridge where some stupas are standing, and take a trail just above the Pheriche village along the yak pasturelands, it seems a very closed way however takes a longer time to arrive at Thukla. Several mountain views are privileged on the way and may be a windy walk, you will see the giant edge of the Khumbu glacier just over the Thukla. It has a very steep path to the top, thousands of mountaineer’s monuments lost their lives in the Himalayas. Follow the moraine trail along the hidden valley up to the mountains and stop at a little settlement Lobuche.   

It takes almost 3 hours of a demanding walk through the Gyazungkhang glacier, the rocky gregarious moraine trail, and the giant longe bed of Khumbu glacier to the right side. Mt. Pumori, Nuptse, Gyzungkhang, Ngozumba are towering Mountains. You arrive by lunchtime to Gorakshep and make an Everest base camp tour in the afternoon. And back to Gorakshep overnight.

Wake up very early in the morning and make 1.5 hours of an excursion up to Kalapathhar's 5,545m viewpoint for the massive views and get down to the lodge for breakfast. Return to Lobuche and follow a small track towards Chola tse and overnight at a small settlement.

Trek to Thagnak (4700m.) Today is a very important day for our trekking for crossing the Chola Pass 5,420m. You have to eat breakfast very early in the morning and follow a little track towards the brown Rocky Mountains.  The trail is very demanding and has very beautiful views of several mountains including the world’s highest peaks. It goes via rocky climb, snow boulder to the pass then it is slippery downhill to the moraine and huge flat barren pasture field. Your muscle must be very tired so, drink some water and eat some bars then continue down to the narrow valley on the fold of the hill. 6 hrs.

Passing the way along a large glacier called Ngozumba is a fantastic day. Walking in the glacier you feel like an ant is walking in a sandy globe. The path is difficult to find in the glacier because it is moving every year during the rain and fall season so you have to search for the stone man and then follow aside track to Gokyo. After lunch just get up to the edge of Glassier and enjoy the panoramic wide view of Mt. Cho oyu, Gokyo Lake, Ngojumba Glacier, and Gokyo Peak. 3 hours

Explore Gokyo Ri early in the morning which may take three hours up and down. Gokyo Ri is one of the best viewpoints that offers a panoramic view of Mt. Everest 8,848m, Lhotse 8,516m, Lhotse Shar 8,383m, Makalu 8,481m and Cho Oyu 8,201m and several other mountains such as Mt. Pumori (7161m), Ngozumba, Gyazungkhang, Tawatse, Cholatse, Mt. Changste (7550m), Mt. Lingterin (6679m), Mt. Amadablam (6856m), Bharuntse, Thamserku (6723m), Kantega( 6685m), etc. And a huge Ngozumba glacier and a fine view of local Lakes. Descend to the lodge for breakfast then follow the trail downwards alongside the 2nd lakes to Machhermo for overnight. 7 hours

Walking down via Luza, Lapharma, and Dole is quite comfortable. Also, it is quite easier for descending, make a day break at Phortse, and pass the Mongla danda then via flat way to Namche Bazaar for overnight. 6 hours 

We meet so many trekking today because most of the trekkers follow the same route until Namche bazaar. Descending 600mtr down to Dovan and a long zigzag trail via several Sherpa’s settlements to Lukla. Today we will have a farewell dinner together with every crew.

Take a morning domestic flight to Manthali and drive with a private vehicle back to Kathmandu and free noon time. 3 hours

Route Map
Everest Base Camp Gokyo Trek - 18 Days map
Useful Info

Notice for domestic flights to and from Lukla:

The Tribhuwan International Airport and the domestic Airport are partially the same in Kathmandu. So it used to be a heavy air trafficking during international flights. That is affecting tremendously for the smooth flight operation to Lukla which is mostly departing early in the morning. Most of the tourists come to Nepal for Everest region trekking and the main gateway to enter into this legendary region is by flight to Lukla. The airport in Lukla is only suitable for small aircraft so there would be uncountable flights in a day. Thus, aviation had decided to operate regular flights not from Kathmandu but from the nearest airport of Kathmandu during the main tourist season. At the moment, the nearest airport is in Manthali Ramechhap, which is approximately 4 hours drive away.

The flights are effective from the beginning of October to the End of November in autumn and March to mid-May in spring.

Most tourists get to drive in the middle of the night from Kathmandu to Manthali for the next day’s morning flight. But we recommend moving a day earlier from Kathmandu to nearby Manthali. That will provide the perfect views of the countryside of Nepal and also would not make the rush and uncomfortable drive.

Altitude sickness:

Altitude sickness (acute mountain sickness) is difficulty of sleeping, dizziness, headache, fatigue, loss of appetite, rapid pulse, nausea, vomiting, etc. It affects mountain climbers, hikers, and skiers because of lower air pressure and lower oxygen levels. It occurs as the result of failure to adapt at a higher altitude. It happens most often in the brains or the longs after the fluid begins to leak from the blood vessels.

When the fluid collects in the brain, you initially get headaches, loss of appetite, nausea, tiredness, want to lie down and feel powerless, physically moving is unwilling, and a decrease of consciousness, and the problem with balance coordination is called high–altitude cerebral edema (HACE). If the fluid is collected in the lungs, you become breathless and dry, and it makes regular irritative cough, sometimes coughing up blood too, discoloration of the skin, and chest tightness is called high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE).


To prevent acute mountain sickness; we have to follow fundamental gravity habits such as patience, consistency, and discipline in the mountain. The mountains have their own rule and regulations. We cannot turn them into our nature except by following and respecting them. Cloth on properly according to the altitude, avoid rapid altitude gain, drink enough water or fluid, take enough acclimatization time to adjust the body at a higher altitude, avoid alcoholic items, control smoking, eat regular meals, get higher & sleep at lower altitudes. Avoid high altitudes if you have heart and lung disease. If the symptoms occur then stop climbing mountains and descend to a lower altitude. In case the person is seriously sick, or cannot bring him/her to a lower altitude by walking and carrying then she/he should be rescued by quick Helicopter evacuation.

Clothing Equipment:

  • Lightweight walking boots, a pair of track shoes, and slippers to wear in the evening or when the boot is wet.
  • Warm jacket (Fibers fill or down should be adequate.)
  • A Rainproof jacket with a hood or poncho.
  • Warm clothes or fleece jackets.
  • Thin and thick trousers.
  • Warm trousers are useful higher up in the mountains in the morning and at night. (Windproof/ waterproof trousers are necessary during treks going above 3000mtr)
  • Thermal underwear (These are excellent for sleeping at night)
  • A pair of loose-fitting long shorts and 1 lightweight long-sleeved –shirt are particularly suitable for avoiding sunburn.
  • A woolen or warm hat to wear in the morning and at night. Sunhat and ensure it has a wide brim to cover the face and neck.
  • A pair of gloves (warm and normal ones)
  • 2 pairs of thin and 2 pairs of thick warm socks.
  • Underwear, buff, and hankies as you need.


Duffle bag or kit bag to carry your gear while trekking, sleeping bag. Small rucksack to carry personal requirements for the day e.g. toilet paper, towel, soap, etc. Water bottle. Snow glasses and sunglasses, 2-4 large plastic bags to separate clean clothes from dirty ones. Headlamp with spare batteries, sun cream, personal medicine, lip guard, toothbrush, towel, Reading materials, game items (optional), notebook, rubber band, pen and pencil, a diary, a pocket knife, trekking map, passport, and copies.

Drinking Water:

Travelers should be very aware of drinking water in Nepal. They are not completely adapted to digest direct normal spring water due to bacteria. So, we recommend you drink mineral water or boiled water. Also, you can use some purifier tablets such as chlorine tablets for purifying water on the trekking. We strongly recommend mineral water in the city area and purified or boiled water in the trekking.


We provide accommodation according to your demand and accessibility either normal standards or comfortable luxury hotels in the City. We provide very neat, clean, and comfortable hotels, lodges, friendly homestays, or locally what is available for the most suitable.

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