EBC Chola Pass Gokyo Trek

destination Everest Base Camp - Gokyo Lake
duration 19 Days
grade Difficult
start/end point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
max altitude 5545m
meal Available
accommodation Available
season Spring/Autumn


A large number of mountaineers and trekkers are fascinated by the thrilling beauty of the Everest region which leads through the Sagarmatha National Park. On the way to these areas; visitors are overawed by the amazing views of the Himalayan ranges. The major highlights of this trekking include Namche Bazaar, Tengboche Monastery, Kalapattar, Everest Base Camp, and Turquoise Lake of Gokyo and Gokyo Ri. Listed Natural world heritage sites, Home to the friendly Sherpa people, friends of Mountains; the Khumbu region is of the most extraordinary high mountain scenery on earth. After flying into Lukla, our exciting trek to Everest Base camp takes us via the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar, to the spiritual Holy Place of Tengboche then to the bottom of Everest, and then to the sacred lakes of the Gokyo Valley. We can do the circuit either way, however; we suggest you organize your trips to Everest Base Camp first and then to Gokyo Lake.
The trail splits after Kyangjuma (1.5hr later Namche) and rejoins at the same place on our way back. We follow the standard Everest Base route to Base Camp and Kalapattar first. We climb to Kalapattar which affords more stunning views of Everest and the amazing Khumbu Icefall. On the way back, we cross a high and challenging Cho La Pass to get into Gokyo valley. After crossing the high pass and dropping down to Dragnag, we will be crossing to the biggest Glacier, called Ngozumpa Glacier; just before entering Gokyo Lake. Here, we ascend Gokyo Ri which is one of the finest points for Mount Everest, Cho-Oyu, Makalu, and panoramic view of other mountains. The circuit of the EBC - Kalapattar - Gokyo trek is a comprehensive taste of the adventure.

Trip Highlights

  • Historical, cultural city of the heritage places in Kathmandu valley
  • Eye opening & thrilling flights between Kathmandu and Lukla
  • Meeting Sherpas, renowned for their fantastic tales and cheeky humor
  • Good and tidy lodges with perfect views of the mountains
  • Beautiful Sherpa community and their distinctive lifestyle and religion.
  • Everest Base Camp
  • Kalapattar, which is the best view point to see Mt. Everest and its surrounding mountains from closer
  • Chola Pass, one of the challenging experience
  • Gokyo Lake, which is also one of the Holy Lakes in Nepal
  • Gokyo Ri, which is the best view point to see the whole mountains in Khumbu region in Panoramic view from one point
  • Most the mountains in Khumbu region including Everest (top of the world), Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Chho Oyu, Makalu, Khumbila (the Holy mountain of Khumbu region) are visible from closer
  • Sherpa people and traditional villages
  • The numerous attractions include the Tengboche monastery, Everest View Hotel, Namche Bazar, ice glaciers, alpine meadows, Khumjung hamlet, Tengboche and Phakding villages, among many others
  • Sagarmatha National Park
  • Dudh Koshi River, Bhote Koshi River
  • Flora and fauna


Day 1: Entrance in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel

You will be greeted by a representative of Rai Treks and Expedition Pvt Ltd; at the Tribhuvan International Airport upon your arrival to the country of breathtaking mountains and the city of temples. Our personnel will accompany you to your Hotel room for the night. In the evening, we will host a dinner program and advise you on the trekking itinerary in a traditional Nepali restaurant

Day 2: Trek preparation and Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu

Day 3: Fly to Lukla and Trek to Monjo (2840m)

Day 4: Trek to Namche (3,400m), 3-4 hours of walking

Day 5: Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar

Day 6: Trek to Tengboche (3867m) from Namche.

Day 7: Trek to Pheriche (4360m) from Tengboche

Day 8: Acclimatization day in Pheriche

Day 9: Trek to Lobuche (4930m) from Pheriche

Day 10: Trek to Gorakshep (5180m) – carry on to Base Camp after lunch. Retrace back to Gorakshep for overnight

Day 11: Early morning excursion to Kalapattar (5545m) and back to Gorakshep and trek to Dzongla (4830m) after breakfast

Day 12: Trek to Dragnag (4680m) via Chola Pass (5420m)

Day 13: Trek to Gokyo Lake (4850m)

Day 14: Early excursion to Gokyo Ri and then trek to Dole (4038m)

Day 15: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m) from Dole

Day 16: Trek back to Lukla

Day 17: Fly back to Kathmandu

Day 18: Independent sightseeing and shopping

Day 19: Final departure for your home country

Inclusion / Exclusion


  • Airport transfers in Kathmandu on private vehicle
  • 4 Nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu at Standard Hotel on Bed & Breakfast Basis
  • Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu including all transportation and entry permit to enter to the Heritage sites
  • Returned tickets from Kathmandu to Lukla and back to Kathmandu
  • Trek on Full Board Basis (BLD - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with Hot drink - tea/coffee) and accommodation in the Lodge during the trek.
  • 1 professional English speaking guide including all his meals, transportation and daily wages
  • 1 assistant guide between the team of 5 people including all his meals, transportation and daily wages
  • 1 porter between two people including all his meals, transportation and daily wages
  • All insurance for trekking crew members
  • Trekking permit, National park & TIMS card fee
  • Medical kits including basic medicines for the trekking crew members
  • Duffel Bag if needed
  • Trekking Map
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu


  • International Airfare
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee, which is USD50 for 30 days and USD30 for 15 days
  • Personal Insurance (Travel, Emergency Medical, Rescue)
  • Personal Trekking Gears, extra expenses Phone Calls, Water, Laundry, Bar Bills, Battery Recharge, Internet etc.
  • Meal (Lunch and dinner) during stay in Kathmandu
  • Tipping for guides and porters, which is not mandatory but it is customary in Nepal


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