Gokyo Chola Pass EBC Trek

Trip Introduction
Gokyo -Chola Pass and EBC Trek is a tricky trek in the region of the Everest which gets hold of an explorer to the Base Camp of Mount Everest in the exchange trail. The Everest or the Khumbu Region is understandable as the fundamental and renowned for each trekking and mountain areas. Khumbu Region trek is populated by the ethnic Sherpas. The cores charismas of the Everest area are not only because of those grand and eminent mountains, wonderful monasteries but because of those honest people are contributing as well. The Everest Region is adored as a region that takes in the highest mountain of the world recognized as the Mount Everest (8,848m). Spaced out from the Mount Everest there are more than a few extra peaks which are altitude to 8000 m and several Mountains are still beyond 8,000m akin to Cho Oyu, Lhotse and Makalu. Gokyo - Chola Pass EBC Trek suggests the marvelous trek of the notorious Khumbu Valley.

Chola-pass Everest Trek is an laborious hike where the majority of significance is specified to Gokyo Lake and in surplus of the Cho La (5,430 m) making a trail of Tawache (6,367m) and Cholates (6,440 m). Arriving into the Khumbu valley, on crest of the Lobuje, the trail carries on the wide awake to Kala Patthar. From Kala Patthar over again you boast to move toward Lukla by exercising the Tengboche and Namche Bazaar. The small group accord the Gokyo (4750 m) is situated on the area of the third lake in a progression of tiny Turquoise Mountain Lakes on the rim above Gokyo. The Peaks which are more than 8,000 m are Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu signifies them. In summing up you can encompass a fleeting look at the tremendous ice ridge amongst the Cho Oyu and Gyachung (7922 m) after well thought-out as one of the for most element. Those elements are acting as a spectacular vista in the Khumbu region. At present there are numerous alternatives for extra examination and high-altitude hiking, counting the passing of Cho La (5420m) high pass into Khumbu plus hiking to Gokyo Ri. Gokyo Chola Pass and Everest Base Camp Trek tenders the wonderful mountain landscape which are harmonized through panorama of Sherpa villages, unique homes and monasteries contributing an approach into the calm, yet ethnically vivacious Sherpa mode of being.
Gokyo Chola Pass and Everest Base Camp Trek can be planned for 18 days in totality. The sort of Gokyo Chola Pass and Everest Base Camp Trek is teahouse and camping. Likewise the trekking grade is moderate.

Outline Itinerary
Day 01: Arrive in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu (1,300m)
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03: Flight to Lukla (2,805m), trek to Phakding (2,610m)
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m)
Day 05: Rest and acclimatization day
Day 06: Trek to Dole (4,210m)
Day 07: Trek to Machhermo (4480m)
Day 08: Trek to Gokyo Lake (4,750m)
Day 09: Excursion to Gokyo Peak (5,350m) and back to Gokyo Lake
Day 10: trek to Thagna (4700m)
Day 11: Trek to Chola Pass (5350m) and trek down to Dzongla (4830m)
Day 12: Trek to Lobuche (4910m)
Day 13: Trek to Gorakshep (5,190 m) and hike to Everest Base Camp (5365m) and back to Gorakshep
Day 14: Trek to Kalapatthar (5545m), back to Pheriche
Day 15: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Day 16: Trek to Lukla (2805m)
Day 17: Flight to Kathmandu
Day 18: Departure!!!!

Note: During the Trip, weather, transport, local politics or multitude of other factors that are further our changes in the itinerary.  In case, it will come that problem, we’ll decide what is the best alternative and discussion with whole group about the best interests. Where a change does occur, we’ll do everything and we can do minimize its effect. But we cannot be responsible for the result of delays. 

Trip Start Dates and Price

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Day 01: Arrive in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu (1,300m)
On the very first day you will be transferred into Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. From the airport, you will be again transferred into a hotel with due respect. After taking some rest you will know the program in detail. Seeing the convenience we can change certain schedule. Overnight stay in a hotel.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Kathmandu valley includes several Hindu temples including of Pashupatinath, listed by UNESCO in World Heritage Sites and the largest Buddhist stupa in Boudhanath. You can also visit the Monkey Temple Swyambhunath, built in 2000 years old and visit Patan, city of fine arts. Overnight stay in a hotel.

Day 03: Flight to Lukla (2,805m), trek to Phakding (2,610m)
On this day you will take a flight to Lukla (2,805m) from Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu consuming 30 minutes. Trek from Lukla to Phakding (2,610m) covers nearly 3 hours. You will be continuing the tiny trail along with several upward and downward, subsequently the left side of Dudh Koshi. From Dudh Koshi you will arrive at Phakding. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m)
On the 4th day you will trek to Namche Bazaar by following 5 hours. Namche Bazaar offers you with lots of dazzling mountains. Moreover, you will get to view an initial quick look of Mountain Everest. Again you will take pleasure by viewing Mount Kusum Kangary, Tawache Peak and Thamserku. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 05: Rest and acclimatization day
This day is considered as an acclimatization day where you will explore the near surrounding by hiking for a sometime. Taking a rest does not mean you have sit in some corner and stay idle. When you go0 for a walk it will help to strength the muscles too. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 06: Trek to Dole (4,210m)
On the 6th day you will ascend to Dole (4,210m) from Namche Bazaar after taking a breakfast. You can dig up obvious observation of snow-white peaks, vegetations and mountains. You can examine the way of living and traditions. The native are earning their livelihood from farming and lodging. The trek takes 5 hours to get to Dole from Namche Bazaar. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 07: Trek to Machhermo (4480m)
Crossing Dole, you will be headed to Mochermo after ascending from Dole. Machhermo is a significant place to trek as it offers a way to Gokyo Lake. On the way you can search out brilliant view of the valleys. The total time that it takes to arrive at Machhermo is 6 hours. Ngozumpa Glacier is one of the main destinations which will attract you as it is the world’s second leading glaciers. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 08: Trek to Gokyo Lake (4,750m)
The trail climbs a hill for an excellent view comprising the valley and Kengtega Cho Oyu descending into a river. Again you will climb steeply up in the terminal moraine of the glacier Ngozumpz. A few lakes are on the way and finally you reach Gokyo (4,750 m), which is the collection of stone houses and walls of grasses on the shores of the lake. The views of the mountains in the Gokyo region are spectacular. Overnight stay in a tented camp.

Day 09: Excursion to Gokyo Peak (5,350m) and back to Gokyo Lake
Day 9th is an important day as you will move to an excursion to Gokyo Peak (5,350m) from Gokyo Lake. This is the place from where you can have a magnificent view of the high peaks, from west to east. The speed of the trek is speedy as after accomplishing an excursion you will be back to Gokyo Lake which will consumes time. Overnight stay in a tented camp.

Day 10: trek to Thagnak (4700m)
On the 10th day you will move for the trek to Thagna (4700m) after ascending certain elevation. From Gokyo Lake you will make a route to Thagna after having a breakfast. Arriving at Thagna you will get to observe the mountains which are covered with snow. Finishing the trek you will take some time as you will be trekking to Chola Pass on the following day. Overnight stay in a tented camp.

Day 11: Trek to Chola Pass (5350m) and trek down to Dzongla (4830m)
On the 11th day you will be heading from Thangnak to Cho La Pass (5330m). The trek throughout the Cho La Pass (5,330 m), is incredibly complicated route and demands some previous mountaineering skill with well equipped. This is an authentic request to hold warm clothing and other essential things. You will find a pathway between astound, besides the icefall. Overnight stay at a tented camp.

Day 12: Trek to Lobuche (4910m)
On the 12th day you will move to Lobuche (4910m) from Chola Pass. As you start to downfall you will view the trail that shows the way progressively to Lobuche (4910m), taking 4 ½ hours. In the meantime you will perceive the Dughla Lake through the fine-looking panorama. Overnight stay at a tented camp.
Day 13: Trek to Gorakshep (5,190 m) and hike to Everest Base Camp (5365m) and back to Gorakshep
Similarly, 13th day is another busy day where you will trek to Gorakshep (5,190m) covering 4 ½ hours. Likewise you will set up to trek the Everest Base Camp (5,365m) by moving ahead at Kala Patthar (5545m). It will again offer the unbelievable views of Everest and the Everest Base Camp. After that you will again reverse to the Gorakshep. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 14: Trek to Kalapatthar (5545m), back to Pheriche
The trek to Kalapattahar (5545m) takes 6 ½ hours. So, you will be ascending in an early morning so that you can view an amazing sunrise above the mountains. Kalapatthar will provide as opportunity to observe the nice views of Mount Everest along with several other Mountains including Mount Pumori. From Kalapatthar you will be back to Pheriche. It is said that this town is known as story town. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 15: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
On the 15th day you will hike down the hillside enclosed with Rhododendrons and junipers. The trail goes down to Phunki Thanga, from where the trail pass during the pine forests offering the chance to perceive wildlife such as mountain goats, Snow Leopard and colorful pheasants. Lastly you reached at Namche Bazaar (3440m). Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 16: Trek to Lukla (2805m)
On the 16th day you will trek to Lukla (2805m) from Namche Bazaar. Lukla is naturally beautiful place so, you will enjoy after the trek to Lukla. Plus you will enjoy a beautiful and trouble-free amble by viewing the Kusum Kangaru, blue pine next to Rhododendron forest .This is the last day of the trek in a bustling city so enjoy dinner with the team members. Overnight stay at a guest house.

Day 17: Flight to Kathmandu
On the 17th day you will be back from Lukla to Kathmandu enchanting the flight. From Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be transferred into a hotel where you can take some rest and have some sound nap. Overnight stay in a hotel.

Day 18: Departure!!!!
This is formally the last day where you will check out from the hotel and will be transferred into Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu from the respective staff of the hotel. From there it all up to you whether you want to return your hometown or wish to move for the next trek. 

Cost includes

  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Sightseeing at Kathmandu Valley (Monkey Temple, Pasupapati Tample, Boudhanath, Durbar square)
  • Three night accommodation with breakfast at 3 star category Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek
  • Three daily meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek
  • Round trip flight Kathmandu (Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu) including departure tax
  • One highly experienced helpful and friendly guide (English speaking and Government licensed holder guide)
  • Porter service (2 Trekker: 1 Porter) there food, accommodation, Salary, equipment and including staff insurance
  • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • Entry fee for Sagarmatha National Park (Please bring two passport size photos for permit)
  • Local fee of Khambu valley or instated of TIMS
  • All Local/Government Taxes and office service charge
  • Medical Supplies (First Aid Kit will be available)
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance Company 
Cost Excludes:                    
  • Nepal Visa fee 
  • Meal not specified in the “meal inclusions” in the above itinerary
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Snacks and other expenses
  • International airfare to & from home town
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Hot showers during the trek except when in Lukla, Phakdhing and Namche
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenses like phone calls, laundry, bar bills and extra porters
  • Tips and donations for guides and porters.
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extend

Equipments List

In our fully supported wilderness treks we provide the following equipment: tents, sleeping mats, excellent food, extensive first aid kit, toilet paper, private transport To & From the trek, conservation fees, trek permit, and other goodies.


  • 1 Pair of hiking boots
  • 1 Medium size backpack
  • 1 Day pack
  • 1 Sleeping bag (-20 C)
  • 1 Down Jacket/Gore tax Jacket
  • 1 Light wind & water proof jacket
  • 1 Inner sleeping sheet
  • 2 Long sleeve T-shirts
  • 1 Water bottle
  • 1 Pair gaiters/over trousers
  • 1 Pair sport shoes or sandal
  • 2 Pairs light weight trousers
  • 1 Pair shorts
  • 1 Fleece / warm sweater
  • 2 T-shirts
  • 2 Pair’ light socks
  • 3 Pairs heavy wool socks
  • 1 Sweatshirts / light sweater
  • 1 Torch & spear batteries
  • 1 Swimming costume / bathing suits
  • 1 Medium size towel
  • 1 Washing kit including washing powder, small clothesline and pegs, insect repellents etc. & personal toiletries
  • Moleskin for blister
  • Swiss type of army knife
  • Toilet paper, biodegradable soap/shampoo
  • Personal medication.
  • Underwear (including thermals)
  • Warm hat/ gloves
  • Sunglasses, sun hat and sun cream
  • Spear plastic bags for wrapping clothes

You should satisfy that your cold weather clothing will keep you comfortable down to – 20 degree Celsius. Most of the items mentioned above can easily & cheaply be hired either in Kathmandu or in Pokhara (if you are travelling to the Annapurna Region). Similarly Namche Bazaar has also alike options.

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Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Having spent 7 days with tourist link treks, I can honestly say that it was one of the most enjoyable, memorable life experiences I have ever had. It was my second time in Nepal and decided to go on a trekking/ jungle safari expedition. Wild is not the world. Although at times it was difficult and exhausting, I have n regrets in making the decision.
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So the safari was followed up AFTER the 25 days of trekking in Kanchenchunga, which as you can imagine was very tiring, but certainly enjoyable. The fresh air there was so nice, but my feet certainly payed the price. I had unfortunately acquired some rather large blisters on my right foot but carried on non the less. But let’s just say that I was relieved to spend the last part of the trip riding around on the back of an elephant lol..
All in all though I wouldn’t trade the experience I had with the team for anything! The people, the weather, the scenery was just simply amazing, and I feel that there are many more fun filled adventures to have with tourist link treks in the coming years, and I can’t wait!

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Anna Nadia Bandura From Poland

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Having always fantasized about visiting Tibet, I decided recently to make my wish a reality. Having visited Nepal before and done some different treks with different trekking companies, I stumbled across Tourist Link Treks & Expedition (P.) LTD. A friend of mine had recommended them as being the cheapest most reliable tour company out of many others, and since I valued his judgment greatly I decided to give them a shot. Well, I certainly was not disappointed to say the least. I couldn’t believe the quote I got from them with everything included. It was nearly half the price! Of what I’d plan to budget for. At first the offer sounded abit too good to be true, but going with my gut instincts, my friends advise and the warm friendly reception I was greeted with other the phone with them, I decided to go for it. The tour consisted of a direct flight to the neighboring mountains, and a trek around the peaks of the Tibetan peaks. I knew I was amongst one of the wonders of the world where I was and had my camera on stand by to capture some of the most breath taking shots I have ever taken. There where moments where time just seemed to stand still, where the wild life seemed so in balance with its surroundings that we appeared to blend into their eco system. No fear, no negative vibes, just being, for as far as the eye could reach. A translucent depiction of what life is supposed to be like, or how it once was. Something was telling me, ‘this is how its supposed to be’
When your amongst such beauty, caught in a realm of timelessness, it is easy to get lost in what it is your doing. And when the hand on my shoulder was softly felt by the guide, it was back to reality I stumbled to.
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Joe wakefield From Uk

Saturday, November 4th, 2017

I had an awesome trip, great price the best guide (Nigma Sherpa) and very strong happy porter. I did EBC kala pather, Gokyo, Gokyo RI good food good accommodation.   Learnt so much about the mountains, climbing the mountains, treated like a king. A very big thank you to Nigma sherpa always felt safe and in good hands thanks for organizing a great trip Hom at a great price.
Scott Blake

Scott Blake From Australia

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

My hasband and i am from Germany , we booked the poonhill trek with Tourist Link Treks . Our guide Elmi was really great , he told us lot of about Nepali culture , the life in the hills and about the Flora and Fanna . He cared a lot about us and always went into the Kitchens in the tea houses where we stoped to eat and drink to check whether everthing  was clean and well prepared .
Compared to the other guide , Elmi was really well prepared and equipment after the 4th day . I went sick and Elmi gave me medicine and managed to shorten our trip . He even carried my backpack when i was very weak . All we were very satisfied with our guide and the trek . The view from poonhill was amazing , Elmi explaned all the Mountain we could see . so it was a great pleasure and a very good choice 
Best regards : Julia & Sascha Michely 
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julia & Sascha Michely From Germany

Saturday, December 27th, 2014

We , two girls of arround 25 from the Netherlands , booked the Langtang Trek with Tourist Link Trek . we hired a guide and a porter , who took a lot of work out of our hands . The Langtang Trek was very beautiful and our guide had a lot of hummer . He made a new plan when one of us had an injury (ankle) , which was very nice . He told us about local traditional , mountain , animals ,history and local alcohol .
Our porter was never tired , he walked from our endpoint back to carry our other bags .
In short , amazing trip , good organisation .
Kind regards , Maartje and emmely
Maartje Verhoeven and Emmely Vender Steen

Maartje Verhoeven and Emmely Vender Steen From Netherlands

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Personally , i don't have that much experience with guide but i know that Raju is am 'A' calss guide , i'm almost certain that guy saved my life or ( my eyes feet etc ) my life times, he's a hardworking guy that will put all his effort on it to keep you going and to make you as comfortable as possible .
Handrik de peeker

Handrik de peeker From Holland

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

To Hom and Niraj ,
                               Thank you for an excellent and memoriable journey to the Everest Base camp .The itinerary was well planned and guide is very knowledge and attractive .

This is a trip of A lifetime and worth every ....much thanks and until next time , Will zeng

Will Zeng

Will Zeng From Australia

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

We had a trip organized by Tourist link from KTM to Langtang for 8 days . The price was excelent and we had great experience with our poter \ guide Elmi . He was a fantastic guide , helping us catch our bus in Ktm . All the way throught the trek until . We were back into Tourist link trek office in Ktm . Our trip was well organized , convenient and very enjoyable . I would recommend Tourist Link without a doubt !! Many Thanks  
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Mark Stanley armstrong From Canada

Friday, September 12th, 2014

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Trip Details

Grading : Moderate
No. of Pax : +2 people above
Altitude Height : 5545M.
Trip Departure : Everyday
Activities : Sightseeing and high altitude Trekking
Mode of Travel : Air+Trek
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Destination : Nepal

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