The Gokyo Lake Chola Pass Trek is one of Nepal's most notable and difficult trekking routes. It is also the most well-liked and sought-after trek in the Everest region. It is regarded as one of the most distinctive trekking routes since it takes you through Gokyo, a secret valley with stunning blue lakes nestled in the heart of the Himalayas, where the fabled Sherpa ethnic group resides. Gokyo Lake, the main source of the Dudhkoshi River, is one of the trekking attractions.
You can observe Gokyo Ri, Mount Cho-Oyu, Mount Everest, Mount Makalu, and other nearby Himalayan peaks including Kalapather Nuptse and Pumori when trekking through Gokyo Lake Chola Pass Trek. You can embark on excursions to the Ngojumba Glacier, the renowned Everest Chola Pass, Sherpa ethnic settlements, and vibrant monasteries when hiking in the Gokyo region.
Those who are interested in more remote and challenging sports can consider hiking this trail. This perfect journey offers you plenty of time to take in the breathtaking view of Mount Everest and a number of other peaks of comparable size as well as to tour the Buddhist temples and shrines situated at the highest altitude. Another draw of this trail is thought to be the ascent of Gokyo Peak (5330m). The Gokyo Lake Chola Pass Trek starts with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, the center of the Everest region, on a mountain airstrip. From there, you walk up to Phakding and then continue your journey north to the Dudh Kosi valley and Namche Bazaar.
The following day, the trek continues to Everest base camp after a one-day break in Dingboche or Pheriche, where you can enjoy stunning views of Mount Pumori, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Everest. After returning to Lobuche, we go to Zongla, pass the Chola, and spend the night at Thangnak. The following morning, you will go on a walk to Gokyo Lake. Then descend to Lukla and take a flight back to Kathmandu.
We can change the days for trekkers going on the Gokyo Lake Chola pass trip based on their preferences and safety concerns. The Everest Three Pass Trek, the Everest View Trek, or the Gokyo Lake Trek would all be appropriate alternatives to Gokyo Lake Chola Pass Trek for your holiday if you have a limited amount of time. Here we have a detailed itinerary, Accommodation and cost estimated for Gokyo lake - Chola pass trek.
Namaste & welcome to Mountain Guide Trek of Nepal. Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by a representative from Mountain guide Trek (MGT). After completing your custom formalities (Visa, etc) pick up your luggage and look for our representative with a Mountain Guide Treks and Expedition with the Group leader's name display board at the arrival gate. You will be then transferred to Hotel. After check-in, if time allows, you will visit the MGT office to meet your trekking leader as well as other participants and for final preparation for the trip. It all depends upon your arrival time. (Overnight at deluxe hotel on BB basis)
Transfer to the airport in the morning for the Lukla flight. It is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure to fly into Lukla. Tenzing Hillary Airport, also known as Lukla Airport, is a domestic airport and airport in the little town of Lukla, in Khumbu, which is the Everest climb route. The airfield is at high altitude, and there is a difference of around 60 meters between the two ends of the runway! Trek to Phakding with views of Kusum Kanguru and a lush environment. (Stay the night at a tea house with full board).
Ascending through woods of Himalayan pine and Deodar cedar, we follow the Dudh Kosi to the renowned village of Namche Bazaar. The settlement of Namche is an ancient trading post where Nepalese and Tibetan traders exchange salt, dried meat, and textiles. Get away to the Everest and various peaks and routes. Namche continues to be the principal trading hub in the Khumbu, drawing traders from the Himalayas and the lowlands in addition to being a great spot to shop for traditional goods. You'll stay in Namche for two days to acclimatize, explore the neighborhood, and spend time with your team. We got our first looks at Everest and the surrounding peaks throughout the climb. (Stay the night at a tea house with full board).
The purpose of today is to slowly descend into the thin air and acclimate. You will begin the ascent toward Khumjung after breakfast. The municipal airport is located in Syangboche (3720m), which is on the trail as it ascends above Namche Bazar. Your first views of Taboche Peak (6 367 meters), Lhotse (8 414 meters), Peak-38, and Ama Dablam will be from a hilltop above the airport (6856m). It takes roughly three hours to trek to Khumjung (3 780m), where you can see the Hillary School before stopping for lunch at one of the tea shops. You should be ready for this day's physical challenges because the weather can change quickly. Visit the local museum at Namche Bazaar, which is renowned as the entrance to the Everest region, to witness examples of Sherpa traditional culture. You'll stay an additional night in Namche. (Stay the night at a tea house with full board)
Today we were invigorated after exploring the Namche region, and it was simple to continue walking. After a leisurely two hours, we arrive at a small settlement called Shanasa. From here, the trek ascends the left side to Mongla hill and continues down to Phortse Thanga for the night. Our walk continues on the gradual trail with a few brief ups and downs overlooking magnificent views of the great giant snow peaks of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kwangde peak. Here is where we have lunch. Enjoy the journey, and after a few more hours of rising trekking, you will arrive at Dole. (Stay the night at a tea house with full board).
You will progressively rise up the slope of the valley as you make your journey from Dole to Machhermo; as you gain height, the small, prickly plants give way to scrub juniper. When yaks are brought to these pastures to feed during the summer, the trail passes by a lot of summer communities. Excellent views of Cho Oyu (8201m) are in front of you, while Kantega (6783m) and Thamserku are visible in the valley below (6623m). You travel by foot through Lhabarma (4330 meters), Luza (4340 meters), and then arrive at Machhermo (4410m). (Stay the night at a tea house with full board).
The trail from Machhermo to Gokyo ascends a crest offering a spectacular perspective of both the valley below, to Kangtega, and the mountains above, to Cho-Oyu (8201m). Beyond the crest, the valley opens up as the trail travels through Pangka at 4390 meters above sea level and then dips to the river's edge before starting its ascent to the Ngozumpa glacier's terminal moraine. The first little lake, Longponga (4650m), is reached after a tough ascent up the moraine and switchbacking alongside the stream. Here, a family of Brahmin ducks has lived for many years. The trail now levels off after the first lake as it continues through the valley via a second lake known as Tanjung (4710m) and treks to Gokyo Lake (4750m). (Stay the night at a tea house with full board
This could be a chance to have a whole day off in Gokyo or to go up to the fifth lake while passing another fourth lake and taking in the scenery. This is a fantastic location and a chance to see Cho-Oyu and Mt. Everest from the fifth lake with a lake vista in the Himalayas. You can wander back to the hotel after viewing the Cho-Oyu base camp and the Ngazumpa glacier, the largest glacier in the world. (Stay the night at a tea house with full board)
This morning, take a climb up to Gokyo Ri for the breathtaking dawn panorama, which includes Mount Everest and other Himalayan beauty. These will be top-notch memories that you will cherish for the rest of your life. We stroll back an hour to Gokyo for brunch with wonderful recollections. We descend to Thangnak for the night, passing by the second lake and through the glacier to get there. (Stay the night at a tea house with full board)
We traverse several high passes today, including the Cho-la, which is 5,367 meters above sea level. Although not challenging, the pass is steep and requires a glacier trek on its eastern side. after arriving in Dzongla after navigating the Cho-la Pass. (Stay the night at a tea house with full board)
Before arriving at Lobuche (4910m) for lunch, we go along the glacier's moraine with views of Kalapathar and Pumori. While strolling along the Gorekshep, you'll have a decent chance of catching the best view of Mount Nuptse in front of you. The trail up to the Gorakshep is rocky and windy but it offers a good view of Pumori and there are beautiful views of the Everest Base camp and glacier with scenic Mountain views. We make a pit stop at the Gorakshep and enjoy the night at a greater altitude, but we must be careful with drinking and honest about the altitude. (At the tea house overnight on full bb)
After a two-hour walk at our pace, our journey continues with a tough ascent to the top early in the morning. You will be overjoyed when you reach the summit since it is the moment you have been dreaming of since the beginning of the journey. The view from the top of Kalapathar, a small rocky peak on Mt. Pumori's southwest ridge, is unimaginable because the Everest appears so magnificent. The panoramic view from this location is something to treasure, and you feel like the difficult ascent up to here and feeling like you're at the top of the world were worth it. You can also see the Everest Base Camp on the moraine of Khumbu glacier and many other picturesque scenes. Retrace your steps to Gorakshep, then after breakfast hike to Dhugla and then to Dingboche. (Stay the night at a tea house with full board)
Today's trek will be simple as it descends to a lower elevation from Dingboche and is enjoyable to Tyangboche. The first thing that catches your eye when you arrive at Tyangboche is the large Monastery or Gumba, followed by the expansive field with campsites and tea houses, lodges beneath the towering majestic and beautiful peak Ama Dablam, Everest, Mt. Lhotse, and Lhotse Shar towards northeast, and more peaks all around you from Tyangboche. After the bridge, our route descends following the stream towards Pangboche village, and further down to Tyangboc (Stay the night at a tea house with full board)
Trek down to Phungithanka, a little community with a few teahouses. After crossing the suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi river, the walk descends through a forested path with silver fir, blue pines, rhododendron, and a few magnolia and birch trees with wonderful memories before turning around and returning to Namche Bazaar. (Stay the night at a tea house with full board)
After a lengthy hike today, we will have a hard trek back to Lukla tomorrow. First, we must descend a long way before crossing a bridge and continuing on to Monju and Ten Phakding for lunch. We make our way back while taking in the beautiful countryside, going via a Sherpa village and amazing mountain vistas. After a 7-8 hour trek, we finally arrive in Lukla. You will have time to explore the city, and your guide will confirm your flight reservation once more. You may also enjoy the final celebratory dinner with your crew members to cap off a great journey. (Stay the night at a tea house with full board).
The flight time to Kathmandu is scheduled for the morning normally because of the wind in the afternoon, sometime the flight time can be delayed due to bad weather and other reason beyond our command. Anyway, we will fly back to Kathmandu and your guide will transfer to the hotel. You may have time to relax after a long journey and take back your breath and rest at your hotel after ending your wonderful Himalayan trip with us. (Overnight at deluxe hotel on BB basis)
The final day of this trip in Nepal is today. As your journey in Nepal comes to an end today, you are bidding goodbye to the Himalayas. There is nothing to do but organize the images and exchange emails with travel partners. You can go shopping or go sightseeing if you have more time. Mountain Guide Treks will send a representative to pick you up at the airport around three hours prior to the flight's planned departure time.
Please take note that inclement weather frequently causes the Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight to be delayed by a few hours or perhaps cancelled for one, two, or more days. Even in the most favourable seasons, these situations can arise. As a result, in such circumstances, you must be ready for lengthy waits at the airports in Kathmandu and Lukla, as this may occur at the beginning or finish of the trek, or possibly both! We go above and beyond to prevent such delays and book you on the subsequent flight. Nevertheless, we advise you to be ready for unforeseen cancellations or delays and, if at all feasible, to go with a few extra buffer days (1-2 days) at the conclusion of the trip to account for them. If it is possible and our clients desire it, we can also arrange a helicopter rescue in such circumstances. You are free to choose an alternate adventure, such as a trek in the Annapurna, Langtang, or any other regions, in the event that the flight delay or cancellation occurs at the beginning of the trip and lasts so long that it disrupts your onward travel itinerary. You are welcome to wait in Kathmandu for however many days it takes to book a flight to Lukla if you are not interested in the alternative trip and would rather wait for the trip.
The trek to Chola Pass is strenuous, but it is worth visiting. It is one of the highest pass in Everest region with the elevation of 5420m. In October and November, the days are sunny and clear, and the views of the mountains are breathtaking. You can have a wonderfu 360-degree views of the Everest Range, Cho Oyo and the Gokyo lakes from Chola La Pass.
There are two main routes that can lead the visitors to Chola Pass. On your return from Everest Base Camp, you can hike up to chola Pass from Thukla (4620m). Another alternative route is from, Gokyo Lake (4790m) to Chola Pass (5420m). The route differs depending upon the hikers basic destination.
In comparison to some of the other treks in the area, the Gokyo Cho La Pass is also equally adventurous as Everest Base Camp Trek. The route to Chola Pass is more challenging, so it becomes quite complex to the hikers. The hike consists stone stairs, rough path and alpine terrain. But you can associate yourself with the life of Sherpa people, observe the praying of monks and nuns at monasteries. Remember the adventurous Chola Pass leads you up at the elevation of 5420m
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