Gokyo Lake with Chola Pass trek offer you a Sherpa culture with Panoramic views in the Everest region, which give us a nice challenging in trek in Nepal. To pass Chola trek is difficult.
This trekking is for Adventure seeker Tourist. It is a harder class trekking in Khumbu region. So it is one of the most popular treks in the Everest region where can be reach by 30 minutes dramatic scenic flight from Kathmandu to lukla. The views from Kalapathar and Gokyo-Ri is another interaction of this trekking. It gives a panoramic view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumari, Loste then other more too. Gokyo Lake with Chola Pass Trek gives you the glimpse of Sherpa villages, their homes and monasteries. The big glacier and Ice lake path is a great Adventure of this trek.
Gokyo Lake with Chola Pass Trek begin from Lukla then continue to Namche Bazaar, Khumjung, Gokyo, Chola Pass, Everest Base camp and back to Lukla via Tangboche.
Namche Bazaar (3,500 m) is the staging point for expeditions to Everest and other Himalayan peaks in the area. It is also is a prosperous market town selling everything from Tibetan artefacts to trekking and climbing equipment. The visitor center at park headquarters has detailed information on various climbs in the area, memorabilia from different mountaineering expeditions, and information on the lifestyle and culture of the Sherpa people.
Our team member will be waiting outside the airport terminal a few meters from the exit door. Please check your name at Show card. He will bring you to hotel in Kathmandu. The drive from the airport to the hotel is around 20 minutes. After refreshment, we will brief your plan more visibly.
Population: -counted nationwide in AD. 2011, Kathmandu had households: 434344 & population: 1744240. Major Place to see: -Bouddha nath, Pashupatinath, swyambhunath, Kathmandu durbar square, Patan durbar square, Bhaktapur durbar square etc. In the morning & afternoon we explore Kathmandu on an organized sightseeing tour Guide then Prepare for trekking.
(Trekking: approximately 3 hours) In the early morning we take the spectacular flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2827m), flying parallel to giant Himalayan Mountains bordering Nepal and China (Tibet). The flight time is about 40 minutes and we land at an airstrip built by Sir Edmund Hillary and the Sherpas in the mid-1960s. After landing we have time to explore the village while our Sherpa crew sort and load our trekking equipment. In the afternoon we begin our trek by descending towards the Dudh Kosi River where we join the main trail to Namche Bazaar, located just above Chaunrikharka (2713m) at Thalsharoa (2680m). The walking is easy and after passing through the many small village like, chheplung, Thadokoshi goon, Nurning ,chhuthaea, Dukdingma(2492m), it is a short walk to Phakding.
(Trekking: approximately 7 hours) From Phakding we cross the river and head up the valley, following porters from the south that is ferrying supplies to Namche Bazaar. The trail keeps close to the river valley and is lined with beautiful blue pine and rhododendron forest that is very spectacular in the spring months, when the flowers are in bloom. We cross the Dudh Kosi River at Benkar, where there are tantalizing glimpses of the snow-capped peaks of Kusum Kanguru (6369m) and Thamserku (6623m). From here it is only a short walk to Monjo (2835m), where we arrive in time for lunch. In the afternoon the walking is a little tougher and includes the steep ascent to Namche Bazaar. From Monjo it is a short walk to the entrance of the national park, before we cross the Dudh Kosi River to Jorsale (2805m). The trek continues upstream on generally flat terrain, crossing back to the right bank to the confluence of the Bhote Kosi and Dudh Kosi Rivers, where we start the steep climb to Namche Bazaar. After crossing a large and stable suspension bridge high above the river, we slowly ascend at a steady pace. There are some fantastic photographic opportunities from the top, as the peaks of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Taweche. Come into view for the first time.
The last Population had counted nationwide in AD. 2011, Namche has households: 480& population: 1,540. We remain at Namche Bazaar for a second night to allow for proper acclimatization to the altitude. Namche is a prosperous village situated in a large protected hollow. It gained its importance during the period when Tibetan salt was traded for the lowland grains of Nepal. Today a limited amount of trade still exists at Namche and Tibetans are often seen in the village trading rugs and Chinese-made goods, clothing, salt and dried meat. It is recommended that you take the opportunity to see both the sunrise and sunset views from the national park headquarters above the village. The stunning vista includes a superb panorama of the Khumbu peaks and great views of Everest. After breakfast, a variety of options exists. Perhaps a walk towards Thami (3810m) above the beautiful BhoteKhola River Valley or a visit to the national park headquarters to see the interesting displays of Sherpa lifestyle and culture. There is also a mountaineering display and information on the park’s flora and fauna. Your guides are one hand to offer advice and escort you on walks.
(Trekking: approximately 4 hours) Walk flat ascend through Kyangjuma till Mong. From the stupa we descend 300 metres on a series of switchback trails to the Dudh Kosi River at Phortse Bridge. The trail to Gokyo is deceptive and we can ascend too quickly if we do not plan our trekking days sensibly. So, in the interests of acclimatization, we take three days to reach Gokyo. Leaving Phortse Bridge, we ascend steeply at first and then contour high above the valley, enjoying excellent views of Kantega, Thamserku and AmaDablam (6856m). About an hour’s walk from Phortse Bridge, we gain our first views of the mammoth Cho-Oyo (8153m) at the head of the valley. We are now trekking beyond the tree line and pass some imposing waterfalls route to the yak herding settlements of Tongba (4015m) and Gyele (4050m). From here it is a short distance to Dole (4084m), where we spend the night. After lunch we can explore the upper Dole Valley, returning via a high ridge above the lodge to enjoy fantastic views of Cho-Oyo and Gyachung Kang (7922m) to the north, and Taweche (6542m) and Cholatse (6440m) across the valley to the east. We are now at higher altitudes and it is important to take notice of our trek leader advice and recommendations regarding rest and fluid intake.
(Trekking: approximately 3 hours) Today is another short day starting with a climb out of the small Dole Valley before ascending more gradually up the Dudh Kosi Valley follows the riverside. The walk is easy though the effects of altitude on even the smallest hill. The barren alpine scenery with only small clusters of scrub juniper is a stark contrast to the snowy white peaks and deep blue skies. After two hours we arrive at Luza (4360m) and, after a further hour’s walk, we reach our lodge at Machhermo (4465m) where we spend the night. After lunch there is an option of taking an excursion across rocky moraines to the base of KyajoRi (6168m) and Machhermo Peak (6073m). However, keep an eye open for the yeti! It was here in 1974 that three yaks were killed and a Sherpa girl injured when trying to fight off a hairy, ape-like intruder!
(Trekking: approximately 3 & ½ hours) A short, steep climb leads from the Machhermo Valley on to the steep grassy slopes of the Dudh Kosi Valley. Keep an eye open for the colourful Tibetan snow cocks, often found in this area. The valley widens as we pass through Pangka (4390m) and on to the jumbled, terminal moraines of Ngozumpa Glacier, the largest in Nepal and the source of the Dudh Kosi River. Climbing steeply over a rocky trail we keep to the western side of the glacier to reach a small lake at the head of a wide valley and then pass a larger lake at Longponga (4690m), before following the lateral moraines to the third lake at Gokyo (4750m). Gokyo consists of a number of stone dwellings surrounded by stone-walled yak pastures. Our lodge is located close to the lake and, if there are no clouds around, the sunroom can be distinctly warm in the afternoon. For those feeling energetic, it is worth ascending to the ridge at the back of Gokyo for views down to the mighty Ngozumpa Glacier.
(Trekking: approximately 5 hours) We trek to Thangna from Gokyo Valley. The trek continues through snow fields with superb views of mountains and peaks. You can have life memorable trek throughout the day with some challenges too in Ngozumba glacier. We stay overnight in Thanga after exploring the surrounding area in the evening.
(Trekking: approximately 7 hours) Trekking of this day climbs up to Chola Pass and descends to Dzongla. The ascending trail leads to Chola Pass (5545m.) from where the views of Lofty mountains including Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Cho Oyo, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse (7879m.), Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cholaste, Mt. Tawache, Mt. Gyachung Kang and many other are very impressive.
(Trekking: approximately 6 hours) We begin slowly climbing from Lobuche and continue to Khumbu Glacier. You can feel the high altitude because of extreme cold in Khumbu Valley. The trekking leads above 5000m to Gorakshep. Explore the surrounding or go to Everest Base Camp in the afternoon and stay overnight in Gorakshep.
(Trekking: approximately 6 hours) We trek to the small mountain of Kalapatthar. Gigantic views of mountains and glaciers around you give a sense of heaven including close-up view of Mt. Everest, Amadablam and Pumori. We continue trekking down to a small settlement of Dingboche.
(Trekking: approximately 6 hours) Retrieving journey to Namche Bazaar is pleasantly through valleys and pasturelands. We pass through Tengboche and continue through enjoying the picturesque view of Monjo valley. The distance of mountains make you feel watching for all the time. We reach Namche bazaar and stay overnight in a Lodge.
(Trekking: approximately 7 hours) This day trekking trail follows a sandy path with strenuous walk. The trail is full of picturesque view of landscape and some mountain scenarios. You can explore Lukla Bazaar and shop local items there. You can celebrate your successful trekking there in Lukla with special brands of drinks. Evening time offers you to visit surrounding area before we stay overnight in Lukla.
You fly to Kathmandu in the morning. This short and scenic flight possibly makes you feel nostalgic because of the glimpses of snowy mountains through private window of plane. You will be transferred to hotel where you either have leisure time or you may catch the last moments exploring the sights of Kathmandu. Shopping in market is another best option. In the evening, we have a celebration dinner together.
- Farewell dinner.
- All government taxes, Tims and Everest National Park entry fees.
- Experience English speaking guide and support staff to carry your luggage (two guest = one porter (including their daily wages, life insurances, trekking equipment, food and accommodation).
- Flight tickets (Kathmandu to lukla to Kathmandu).
- Accommodation & Meals(3 times a day) during the trek.
- Trekking maps, Trekking poles, sleeping bag (if necessary, we provide)
- Medical support: emergency first aid kit carried.
- water & any kind of Drinks.
- Tips for guide and porters
- Additional costs in case of emergency (You must have adequate travel insurance to cover any kind of emergencies),
- Additional medication for altitude sickness (Acetazolamideetc),
- Personal expenses and any other unforeseen expenses.
- Personal trekking equipment.
- Services not mentioned herein