Trekking Destinations > Everest > Gokyo Valley / Chola Pass

Retrace the footsteps of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. Enjoy the hospitality of Sherpa village life. Brush against the majesty of Mt. Everest. These are only a few of the experiences that await you in the fabled Solu-Khumbu region of Nepal

Gokyo Chola Trekking

After a careful acclimatization approach from Lukla, we ascend Gokyo Ri in the crisp sunrise air, for 360 degree views of many of the world's highest peaks (Everest, Nuptse, Lotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu are in the top 10), and of the Nagozumba glacier, the longest glacier in the Khumbu region. Next we attempt Cho La (5420m), a pass only rarely completed by trekking groups, which rewards you with a descent through pristine snow fields into a broad secluded valley surrounded by craggy peaks. The next highlight on the trip is Kalapathar, the classic hike for close-up views of Everest, and the Southern Wall that towers above you. After reaching Base Camp, our route descends through many cultural sights; Pangboche, a traditional Sherpa village, Tengboche, famous for it's ornately decorated Tibetan monastery and Khumjung, with the Hilary School and Hospital.

Suggested Itinerary


Day 01:  

Arrival in Kathmandu, then transfer to Hotel / Preparation for trekking.


Day 02:  

Kathmandu to Lukla (2840m) and Phakding (2610m): Fly to Lukla (35 minutes), trek.


Day 03:  

Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m): Trek.


Day 04:  

Rest day at Namche Bazaar: Acclimatization.


Day 05:  

Namche Bazaar to Thame (3800m): Trek.


Day 06:  

Thame to Khumjung (3750m): Trek.


Day 07:  

Khumjung to Dole (4200m): Trek.


Day 08:  

Dole to Machhermo (4470m): Trek.


Day 09:  

Machhermo to Gokyo (4790m): Trek.


Day 10:  

Rest day at Gokyo: Climb at Gokyo ~Ri.


Day 11:  

Gokyo to Thangna (4950m): Trek.


Day 12:  

Thangna to Chola Pass to Dzonglha (5420m): Trek.


Day 13:  

Dzonglha to Lobuche (4910m): Trek.


Day 14:  

Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5360m) to Gorakshep (5160m): Trek.


Day 15:  

Gorakshep to Kalapaththar (5545m) to Lobuche (4910m): Trek.


Day 16:  

Lobuche to Dingboche (4410m): Trek.


Day 17:  

Dingboche to Chhukung to Dingboche (4570m): Trek.


Day 18:  

Dingboche to Tengboche (3860m): Trek.


Day 19:  

Tengboche to Namche Bazaar: Trek.


Day 20:  

Namche Bazaar to Lukla: Trek.


Day 21:  

Lukla to Kathmandu. Fly from Lukla (35 minutes)


Day 22:  

Rest day at Kathmandu / Explore Kathmandu valley.


Day 23:  

Departure to your own destination or continuously Nepal trip.




  • Arrival / Departure Transportation By Car (Tribhuvan International Airport to Hotel , Hotel To Airport)
  • All Accommodation in trekking route.
  • All meals (Breakfast/lunch/dinner).
  • Sagarmatha conservation Area Project Permit fee.
  • First Aid Kit.
  • Iodine Tablets for Water Purification. ( Nepal has not recycling technologies for mineral water bottle)
  • Sleeping Bag & Dawn Jacket
  • All necessaries for Nepalese staff (all meals, accommodation in teahouses, equipments, insurance etc).



  • Any bar bills (alcoholic drinks, mineral water, and cold drinks),
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu .
  • Client's personal insurance
  • Flight fare (Kathmandu- Lukla / Lukla- Kathmandu).
  • Personal expenses.
  • Rescue (we assist you for emergency Rescue)
  • Tips for staffs (porter/Guide)

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