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Gokyo Chola Pass Trek


Maximum Altitude: 5,545m

Trekking: 16 days point to point walking

Accommodation: Hotel in city and guesthouse in the mountain

Trekking grade: Strenuous

Best Season: March to May and October to December


Half an hour early morning flight from Kathmandu takes us to the gateway of Everest trek - Lukla. Then we follow the standard trekking route Lukla - Phakding and Namche. A gradual uphill trekking to Gokyo lakes offers mesmerizing Himalayan scenery and beautiful lakes famously known as Gokyo Lakes. We make further ascent over the Chola Pass to Gorakshep. From Gorakshep, day hike to Everest base camp trek and return back to Gorakshep for overnight stay. After short hiking to Kalapattar on the next day, we continue trek down to Lukla for further four days.



Itinerary Gokyo

Gokyo Chola Pass Trek



Trek Itinerary


Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu. Overnight.


Day 02: Trek preparation and Kathmandu valley sightseeing Tour. Overnight in Kathmandu.


Day 03: Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2652m) - 3 hrs. Overnight at guesthouse.


Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m) - 6 hrs. Overnight.


Day 05: Acclimatization day, hike to Everest view hotel (3900m) - 4 hrs.


Day 06: Trek to Dole (4200m) - 5 hrs.


Day 07: Trek to Machhermo (4400m) - 5 hrs.


Day 08: Trek to Gokyo Lake (4700m) - 4 hrs. Overnight.


Day 09: Hike to Gokyo RI (5360m) - 4 hrs. Overnight.


Day 10: Gokyo Lake to Dragnak (4760m) - 3 hrs. Overnight.


Day 11: Trek to Dzongla (4830m) via Chola pass (5360m) - 7 hrs.


Day 12: Dzongla to Lobuche (4910m) - 3 hrs.


Day 13: Trek to Gorekshep (5180m) - 3 hrs.


Day 14: Hike to Everest Base Camp (5400m) and return Gorekshep (5180m) - 7 hrs.


Day 15: Hiking to Kalapattar (5545m) - Gorekshep - Pheriche (4210m) - 7 hrs.


Day 16: Trek to Khumjung (3900m) - 6 hrs.


Day 17: Trek to Jorsale (2740m) - 6 hrs.


Day 18: Trek to Lukla (2800m) - 5 hrs.


Day 19: Fly back to Kathmandu (1310m) - 30 minutes. Overnight in Kathmandu.


Day 20: Final Departure to your onward destination.


Price and Availability-gokyo

Gokyo Chola Pass EBC Trek


20 days package trip

Package price from £1059.00 per person


What’s included?


Transport: All inland transport by private car & domestic flight.


Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu and Guesthouse in the mountain.


Food: Breakfast in Kathmandu and full board meals in the mountain.


Service: Fully escorted Kathmandu tour and mountain trekking by experienced trekking crews.


Please Note:
Your International flight to and from Nepal, lunch / dinner in Kathmandu, personal trekking equipment and tips for guide, porter, driver (Tipping is expected but not compulsory) are not included.


Useful Tips


The general travel information that may help your journey to and through Nepal make comfortable and hassle free.


Visa requirement:
Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)


International flight accessibility to Nepal:
Tribhuvan International Airport is the only international airport in Nepal situation in Kathmandu, capital city of Nepal.

Flying From Europe: Best connecting to Kathmandu are Silk Air via Singapore, Etihad from Abu Dhabi, Qatar Airways via Doha, Thai Airways via Bangkok, Dragon Air via Hongkong. Flying From USA: North West or Cathay Pacific to Hongkong and connect with Nepal Airlines (RA) to Kathmandu.

Flying From Australia: Silk Air and Dragon Air connect direcly to Kathmandu or fly by Quantas to Bangkok and connect with Thai Airways to Kathmandu.


Airport tax: Airport tax is not applicable for international flight. NRP 200 per person per sector is payable for domestic flight only.


Customs Formalities:
All baggage must be declared and cleared through the customs of the port of entry. Personal effects are permitted free entry. The duty on articles brought by the visitor varies according to the volume and value of the goods. A tourist may bring in dutiable goods, such as tobacco and liquors, within the prescribed quantity free of duty. Carrying narcotic, arms, ammunition are strictly prohibited.

Tourists are required to fill up disembarkation and embarkation cards upon their arrival and departure.


Green Channel:
Passengers arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) without any dutiable goods can proceed through the Green Channel for quick clearance without a baggage check. If you are carrying dutiable articles, you have to pass through the Red Channel for detailed customs clearance.


Apart from used personal belongings, visitors are allowed to bring to Nepal free of duty cigarettes (200) or cigars (50), distilled liquor (one 1.15 liter bottle), and film (15 rolls). You can also bring in the following articles free of duty on condition that you take them out with you when you leave: binoculars, movie or video camera, still camera, laptop computer, and portable music system.


It is illegal to export objects over 100 years old (sacred images, paintings, manuscripts) that are valued for culture and religious reasons. Visitors are advised not to purchase such items as they are Nepal's cultural heritage and belong here. The Department of Archaeology at Ramshah Path near Singha Durbar has to certify all metal statues, sacred paintings and similar objects before they are allowed to be sent or carried out of the country.


Currency and Foreign Exchange:
The unit of the Nepalese Currency is Rupee. 1 Nepal Rupee = 100 paisa. Nepal rupee notes come in Rs. 5, 10, 20, 50, 500, 1000. Foreign currency can be exchanged at the foreign exchange counters at the airport. It is advised to exchange foreign currency only through the banks and authorized forign exchange. Daily foreign rates as determined by Nepal Rastya bank are published on daily newspaper or its official site www.nrb.org.np


Travel Insurance:
It is strongly advised to have travel coverage insurance while travelling to Nepal. You should leave a copy of your insurance while you are away on tour.


High Altitude sickness:
Whilst on the trek, one can suffer mild to serious symptoms of high altitude sickness which is also known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Major initial symptoms of high altitude sickness are Nausea, vomiting Loss of appetite, Insomnia/sleeplessness, Persistent headache, Dizziness, light headedness, confusion, Disorientation, drunken gait, Weakness, fatigue, lassitude, heavy legs, Slight swelling of hands and face, Breathlessness and Breathing irregularity, Reduced urine output. Symptoms of AMS can appear at altitude above 300 meters. As we ascend in the mountain, air pressure becomes thin and consequently the amount of available oxygen also falls. Adequate acclimatization is always recommended in the mountain. Plenty of daily liquid intake is essential to minimize AMS effect. Our trekking team crews also carry First aid Kit along with them. In case of any difficulty When trekking in the Himalayas, you will be suggested to halt the trek rest at the guesthouse or if the symptoms cause any serious concern, it is necessary to descend to the lower altitude. In case of emergency, you will be immediately airlifted to Kathmandu city for further treatment.


Trekking equipment checklist:
It is good to keep your luggage as light as possible. You can leave your excess luggage which you are not going to use in the trek at hotel in Kathmandu. We normally provide 1 porter for two trekkers to carry your luggage. Below is the checklist of equipment you need for trekking in Nepal:

>>Well-broken in hiking shoes

>>Down jackets (for winter), Woolen jumper / Sweater (thermal clothes that can be worn in layers)

>>Hiking trousers

>>T shirts

>>Light weight Towel

>>Woolen and thin cotton socks

>>Slippers for evening


>>Day pack to carry your personal needs during the day

>>Camera & Binoculars

>>Spare Boot Laces

>>Torch/flashlight - headlamp style is ideal

>>Sunscreen lotion (factor over 30) and lip balm

>>Sun glasses and Hat

>>Woolen scarfs and gloves

>>Sewing kit

>>Water and wind proof jackets

>>Dry fruits and chocolates

>>Camera and Binoculars

>>Insect repellent for trekking

>>Travel documents: passport, air tickets, travel insurance and cash, cheque, credit card

>>Reading materials and writing sheets


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Gokyo Chola Pass EBC Trek