5545 meter / 18188 feet
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High Pass Trek
Travel destination in the top of the world & the most valued mountains has still off-beaten trekking trails. Nepalgram focuses trekking experience in this hidden but stunning part of Everest Mountain trail.
Gokyo lakes and Everest basecamp trekking trail is connected by one of the high passes of Everest called Cho la pass. Cho la pass stands at 5420 meters or 17778 feet above the sea level.
In the beautiful scenery and adventurous altitude, what comes after massive Everest basecamp Trek?? Is none other than Everest basecamp with chola pass Gokyo ri trek. This is the most peaceful trekking experience after Mt. Everest basecamp Trekking.
Sagarmatha National Park with 1148 Sq. Km., is one of the attractions for trekkers to explore the variation of Flora and Fauna inside the UNSECO world heritage listed national park with majorly Sherpa, Tamang, Rai, and many other tribes’ residence. People living here, who are warm-hearted and generous for trekkers and live in absolute harmony. Their local food, culture, tradition, and respect towards guest are treasure valued here which is the loveliest part of Everest basecamp chola pass gokyo ri trek.
Everest basecamp gokyo ri trek is one of the demanding treks in Everest region since we pass high altitude around 5420 meters or 17778 feet during our trekking EBC towards this hidden, beautiful, panoramic valley of Gokyo. We start our trekking after scenic mountain flight to Lukla in a small plane or after driving to Salleri by jeep. Trail explores, two basecamps of mountains above 8 thousand meters and one Vanjyang (narrow valley) of Cho la, this signifies the adventure in this trekking. Since this is a basecamp trekking, we can organize as per your need and requirement, please feel free to contact us for further changes in the suggested itinerary Everest basecamp gokyo ri trek over cho la pass.
How to go to Gokyo Lakes with everest basecamp trek?
In this trekking package we will go to Everest BaseCamp(EBC) and Cho La Pass to get to gokyo lakes. There are two ways to do the itinerary. You can either go to the Gokyo lakes first and then cross Cho La to get to EBC, or you can go the reverse route and head to EBC first before crossing Cho La to Gokyo.
Gokyo lake is one of the most visited trekking lakes in Nepal, with two high passes leading out of the Gokyo valley – the Cho La Pass being the most trekked, connecting with the Khumbu valley near Lobuche while the other is Renjo La pass that joins the trail between Thame and Nangpa La Pass. Crossing high passes can be a strenuous and will require good physical health/stamina. Being able to complete a high pass is an achievement in and of itself.
If someone wanted to avoid going through any high passes and still do both EBC and Gokyo, that would be doable. However, this specific package would suggest that you go to EBC first, back-track and then go to Gokyo through Dole. It would be a longer route but would avoid the high pass. Please contact us for a custom itinerary if you would like to go this route.
For those who would enjoy the challenge of a high pass on their trek, this specific package would suggest that you trek to EBC first and cross the Cho La Pass (5420 m) to get to scenic lake valley. This trek will lead you to EBC, Kala Pattar (one of the most scenic places to see Mount Everest up close and personal) and also the Gokyo lakes, where you will have another opportunity to see Mount Everest from a distance, as well as the beautiful pristine glacial lakes of Gokyo.
For a must go place as Everest BaseCamp and Gokyo Lake, Nepalgram Adventure suggests you the itinerary of Everest base camp Gokyo Ri trek designed as below; but we are always with you to customize your trip.
Everest basecamp Gokyo lake trek Outline itinerary- 17 Days
- Day 1 – Arrival at Kathmandu
- Day 2 – Guided Sightseeing of Kathmandu and preparation for the Trek.
- Day 3 – Flight to Lukla (2880m/9446ft). (Lukla is an airstrip village in Tenjing Hillary airport) & trek to Phakding(a small town).
- Day 4 – Trek from Phakding to Namche (3440m/11283ft).
- Day 5 – Rest Day in Namche (3440m/11283ft).
- Day 6 – Trek to Thyangboche (3870m/12694ft) (Here you will see region’s old monastery)
- Day 7 – Trek from Thyangboche to Dingboche [4350m/14268ft]
- Day 8 – Rest Day in Dingboche [4350m/14268ft] and acclimatization hike up to Nangkarsng Peak (5080m/16662ft).
- Day 9 – Trek to Lobuche (4930m/16170ft) making Everest more near but we don’t see Everest. (Still View of Mt. Nuptse is Nice)
- Day 10 – Trek to Gorak Shep [5180m/16990ft] and hike up to Kalapatthar/EBC for Sunset view. (Awaited destination of whole trekking)
- Day 11 – Trek to Everest BaseCamp [5364m/17594ft]/ climb Kalapatthar (5545meters), and stay for few hours.(your wish!) and get back to Gorak Shep and continue trekking from Goraksheo to Zongla Village.
- Day 12 – Cross the Cho La Pass and stay overnight at Thangnak Village; 5420meters; 8-10 hours
- Day 13 – Trekking from Thanknak to Gokyo Village; 3 hours
- Day 14 – Sunrise hike to Gokyo peak (Gokyo Ri; 5370 meters) and trek down to Machermo
- Day 15 – Trek down to Namche
- Day 16 – Trek to Lukla
- Day 17 – Fly out from Lukla to Kathmandu
Cost of everest basecamp chola pass gokyo ri trek – Nepalgram Adventure
|1||Cost (in USD $) Details||2430||1490||1075|
|3||Accommodation during trek||Standard||Private||Shared|
|4||Transportation to trek start point||Private||Shared||Shared|
|6||Airport/bus terminal Shuttle service||Private||Private||×|
|7||Hotel at KTM/Pokhara||5 Star||Standard||×|
|8||Food on trek (BLD)||Unlimited Meal||3 Meal||×|
|9||Desert||From Menu||Fresh Fruit||×|
|12||Company Cap & T-shirt||√||√||×|
|13||Dawn Jacket & Sleeping – bag to be returned||√||√||×|
|14||Hard drink||Local Brand||×||×|
|15||Warm up hikes||√||×||×|
|17||Buffer day for trek||√||×||×|
|18||Food in the city||×||×||×|
Note – Minimum people in group must be 02 so as to apply above price range.
Everest base camp Gokyo ri trek is a complete trek in the Everest region as it covers famous Gokyo lakes in the trekking towards legendary Everest base camp.
Trekking to Basecamp is not hard but once you choose to get to other side of Gokyo valley with crossing chola pass; Everest trekking will be little adventurous.
Everest basecamp chola pass Gokyo Ri trek is the famous trek to the base camp of world’s highest mountain with an altitude of 8848 meters. The name Everest was given by a person who scaled the height of Everest to be 8848 meters. The famous name of this legendary man is George Everest. Before he named this mountain under his name, Nepali used to call it as Sagarmatha (still in says so) whereas Tibetan still says Chomolungma. In Nepal Everest is called mother goddess of earth, so in Tibet.
Gokyo Lakes are world’s highest freshwater Lakes in Nepal’s located inside Sagarmatha National Park with a beautiful cascade pattern in front of world’s tallest mountain; Mount Everest. Six different Gokyo lakes are located at an altitude of 4,700–5,000 meters or 14760-16400 feet above the sea level, of which Thonak Lake is the largest. Gokyo Lake trek has few options to connect with Everest basecamp for Everest base camp Gokyo Ri trek. One via Chola pass and another through Tengboche and another with Phortse village trek. Gokyo lake trek with Everest basecamp chola pass can be an alternative route to traditional Everest basecamp trek for admiring view of Mount Everest and other neighboring peaks from Gokyo Ri (5357 meters) & Kalapatthar 5545 meter.
Gokyo lakes are in the famous valley of Everest, also called Gokyo valley. Everest basecamp gokyo lake trek is second most popular trek in Everest region. Everest basecamp gokyo Ri trek is not only famous for Gokyo ri and freshwater lakes of Gokyo but also for its remoteness, best accessible viewpoints and less crowed trekking route in Everest basecamp trekking trail.
This package is a complete Nepal trip as it covers Kathmandu sightseeing and the mountain trekking as well.
How is Chola pass?
Villages like Zongla & Thangnak will have less people and a more rugged feel than the EBC trail. There will also be fewer tea houses along your path with more opportunities to see Nepal in its natural glory. Do not forget to capture photos of Khumbu valley with majestic Mt. Amadablam seen just before the top of Cho La Pass. View of Mt. Makalu from the top of Chola pass is mesmerizing, this scenery worth walking on the ice with spikes. Walking over the Nagjumba glacier coming straight from Mt. Cho yu is amazing experience. 2 hours gentle walk on the glacier from Thangnak, you will get to 3rd lake (among 6 lakes) that is where Gokyo village will be waiting you.
Scenery of Everest basecamp Chola pass Gokyo Ri Trek
Being the world’s highest interconnected freshwater lake, Gokyo is a beautiful blue gem in Nepal’s Everest trekking region, located at Solukhumbu, the north most part of Sagarmatha National park at an altitude range of 4,600–5,100 m (15,400–16,400 ft). Situated at the base of the sixth highest mountain in the world, Cho Oyu (8188m), Gokyo Valley is a must see place.
The view from the top of Gokyo Ri(5370meters) is incredible, (Gokyo Peak) has breathtaking mountain view of 100s of towering mountains including Everest (8,848m), Cho You (8,156m), Lhotse (8,501m), Makalu (8,470m). As you will walk in the classical trail of EBC on your ascend; none of the wildlife, flora, fauna and river valley will be missed. Crowded trail of EBC will get quiet and peaceful once your route to Chola Pass splits after trekking down from Everest BaseCamp and Kalapatthar hike (20 minutes after Lobuche village).
Gokyo Ri trek alone is another famous trek of Everest region trek as it is known to offer best white mountain view and reflection of those mountains on Gokyo Lakes.
EBC Gokyo lakes trekking tour major attractions
- Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing
- Flight to Lukla
- Trek from phakding to Namche
- National Park Museum
- Gokyo valley, Namche village & Tengboche Monastery
- Everest View Hotel, khumjung village, Nangkarsang peak during acclimatization hikes.
- Sagarmatha National Park & pine jungle walking
- sunrise from Gokyo Peak & from the top of Kalapatthar