Gokyo Chola EBC Trek

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Gokyo Chola Pass Everest Base Camp Trekking is one of the most adventurous trekking route in Everest region. Sometime Gokyo Chola Pass Everest Base Camp trekking trail is also known as Everest Circuit trekking. It follows the route via high pass called Cho-La Pass at 5330 meters into Everest Base Camp. This trek begins from Lukla. After one day acclimatization in Namche bazaar it follows all the way to Gokyo Lake. After you reach Gokyo Lake you climb Gokyo-Ri (5480m) and from top of Gokyo Ri you enjoy stunning summit mountain scenery including Everest, Makalu and Cho Oyo. Then following day you cross Chola Pass ((5330m) and reach at Dzongla. After Dzongla you move towards Gorakshep and ascent to Kalapathar(5545m) from where you enjoy an impressive up-close view of Mt. Everest. Then next day you trek to Everest Base Camp. Your return route passes through Tyangboche, a place where a famous magnificent monastery is located. We take a rest there and savor the incredible scenery enchaning views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Kangega, Mt. Kwangde, Mt. Nuptse etc and back to Lukla airport. On the next morning you take flight to Kathmandu.

Itinerary in Detail
Day 01 Kathmandu–Lukla-Phakdhing
Duration: 35 minute fly and 4 hrs walk
Height: 2850m-2610m
Early morning fly to Lukla and walk to Phakding. It will be good flight views with about 200 km panoramic views of eastern Himalayas. After flight walk along the Sherpa villages green vegetations and high cultivations. (B.L.D)
Day 02 Phakdhing - Namche Bazaar
Duration: 6hrs
Height: 3450m
Crossing several bridges on Dudkosi river via Jorsalle and climb up to Namche Bazaar steep up with Everest views along the climb through the Pines forest and alpine flowers and arrived a touristy town Namche bazaar. It has Bakeries, Email service, Money exchange, equipment shops, Foods shops, SPCC office and Museum at Chrokang gives you good time. (B.L.D)
Day 03 Namche Bazaar
Duration: All day
Height: 3450m
Acclimatization day. This day can use for rest or explore round like to Khumjung, Thomo, or Khunde village above Namche bazaar and back to Namche over night. (B.L.D)
Day 04 Namche - Dole
Duration: 7hrs
Height: 4040m
Little climb after Namche and walking gradual along side and views with High mountains and after Sanasa climb to Mong La 4010m after down to Phortse Tenga. It is beautiful walk through the Pine and Birch trees may encounter with Musk dear on the way up to Dole above tree line. (B.L.D)
Day 05 Dole - Machharmo
Duration: 4 hrs
Height: 4420m
Walking along the Alpine meadow with Yaks and alpine High land Birds and flowers with Cho Oyu (8153m) views in the North. This is short walk but altitude wise it is necessary stop at Machharmo. (B.L.D)
Day 06 Machharmo - Gokyo
Duration: 4hrs
Height: 4790m
Walk north in to Dhudkosi valley via Fanga. After passing Waterfalls water from Gokyo lakes encounter with first lake, Second lake than third lake Gokyo with surrounded mountains over night. (B.L.D)
Day 07 Gokyo
Duration: all day
Height: 4790m
This is the day for explore round the areas. Wake up early morning to hike up Gokyo ri (5483m) for 360 views including Everest and Makalu. Late morning back to Gokyo and explore for fifth lake and Nagjumba Glacier than back to Gokyo over night. (B.L.D)
Day 08 Gokyo - Dragnag
Duration: 4 hrs
Height: 4700m
Leaving Gokyo same path down and from the third lake turn to east over the Glacier and short walk to Dragnag over night. (B.L.D)
Day 09 Dragnag- Cho La - Dzonglha
Duration: 9hrs
Height: 4830m
This is the hard day on trek start early morning with pack lunch along the up hill and turn east with boulders and steep climbing up to pass. Pass always with ice, some time deep snow and than walk down to Dzonglha. (B.L.D)
Day 10 Dzonglha – Lobuche
Duration: 5 hrs
Height: 4910m
Walk down southeast and turn to east north. From the trek Pheriche and Dhugla visible way south right hand side and good views of mountains surrounds. Walking along the Khumbu valley to Lobuche. (B.L.D)
Day 11 Lobuche – EBC- Ghorakshep
Duration: 9hrs
Height: 5190m
Walking in the Khumbu valley alongside of Khumbu Glacier and after Ghorakshep walking along the glacier or some time on glacier too. Hard catching breathes and spends some time at EBC than back to Ghorakshep. (B.L.D)
Day 12 Gharak Shep– Kalaptthar (5550) Dingboche
Duration: 7hrs
Height: 4410m
Wake up early morning and walk up to Kalapatter for Sun rise Views of Everest, Nupse, Lohtse, Pumori just above and Khumbutse and beautiful views of Khumbu Glaciar and back down to Lodge and walk down to Dingboche via Dhugla. (B.L.D)
Day 13 Dingboche–Chhukung ri (5600m) -Dingboche
Duration: All day
Height: 4410m
After breakfast start trek with just daypack gradual up hill to Chhukung (4700m) and steep climb up to Chhukung ri for 360 views of Himalayas, than walk down to Dhingboche over night. Also good trip to Glacier or to Imjatse valley trip makes good trip. (B.L.D)
Day 14 Dingboche -Tengboche
Duration: 6hrs
Height: 3860m
Leaving behind 360 views of high Himalayan ranges slow down to Diebuche via Pangboche and climb to Tengboche monastery one of the world Heritage site can be visit for self-purification. The original Gompa was built in 1916 but was destroyed by an earthquake in 1934.Disaster struck again, as the replacement building was burnt to the ground in 1989. The new monastery was finished in 1994 and has a library and cultural center plus a school, which educates about 30 young monks. This Gompa in part of Nyingmapa or red Hat sect. (B.L.D)
Day 15 Tengboche – Namche Bazar
Duration: 6hrs
Early morning good view of Mt Everest from just above the lodge and down hill treks goes to Phunki Tenga and climb back Namhce via Khumjung and Sansa and down to Namche Bazar for good lodge. (B.L.D)
Day 16 Namche Bazar – Phakdhing
Duration: 6hrs
Height: 2610m Down hill through the Pine forest leaving behind Everest and cross the several bridge on the Dudkosi river greener vegetation and cultivation along the Sherpa villages. (B.L.D)
Day 17 Phakdhing - Lukla
Duration: 4hrs
Height: 2850m
Walking along the Dudkosi river and stay high passing couple villages and arrive at Lukla. (B.L.D)
Day 18 Lukla - Kathmandu
Duration: 35 minute
Height: 1300m
Early morning fly to Kathmandu and drive to Hotel (B.L.D)
Price: USD1700 P/P(Single Supplement USD 240)
Price includes: Airport Pick up/drop, 3 nights accommodation in kathmandu at tourist standard hotels, all inclusive trek such as Ground transportation, necessary permits entrance fess, professional guide, porter/porters, and their expenses including their insurance and equipments, accommodation at lodges en route, all food (breakfast, lunch & dinner) with tea/coffee, flight Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu for you and guide etc.
Price excludes: Beverages, Tips, your insurance, personal/natural expenses, Food in Kathmandu