Trip Duration
17 days
Start/End Point
Kathmandu/Kathmandu
Maximum Altitude
5364m
Trip Difficulty
Moderate
Activity
High altitude trek
Best Season
Oct -Dec & March-June
Per Person US$ 1910 US$ 1790
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Per Person US$ 1910 US$ 1790
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Overview of EBC Chola Gokyo Lake Trekking

The serene Gokyo Lakes and the majestic Chola Pass are the crown jewels of the Everest region. EBC Chola Gokyo Lake Trekking is an exciting trekking journey with added adventures. Trekkers will traverse off the beaten trails observing pristine lakes and crossing majestic mountain passes.

This EBC Chola Gokyo Lake Trekking journey diverts from the mainstream routes of the Everest Base Camp region. On this journey, you will trek through the stunning Chola pass (5420m). Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trek has a challenging route that adds to the adventure making this trek much more appealing for avid trekkers.

Moreover, the serene group of Gokyo lakes is another attraction during this trek. You will observe the turquoise lakes of Gokyo Cho (Dudh Pokhari), Gyazumpa Cho, Thonak Cho, and others. These lakes originating from the Ngozumpa glacier have a pristine presence and remain frozen in winter.

The awe-inspiring vista from the Gokyo Ri will enchant travelers. The dazzling snow-clad mountain views are a prime attraction of the Gokyo Lake Trek. The beautiful trails take you through the conservation area of Sagarmatha National Park. Trekkers will explore the region’s wildlife species and their natural habitat during this EBC Chola Gokyo Lake Trekking.

There are settlements of the Sherpa, Bhotia, and other ethnic communities along the trails. You can experience the rural lifestyle, local culture, and ancient heritage. The medieval monasteries, chortens, gompas, prayer stones, and flags provide you with a unique cultural experience.

When is the Best time for EBC Chola Pass Gokyo Trek?

The ideal trekking time for this wonderful EBC Chola Gokyo Lake Trekking is Spring and Autumn due to the perfect weather and temperatures. There are clear blue skies with silver Himalayan Mountains during these seasons.

There is a pleasant atmosphere for trekking in the daytime and various other advantages. In these seasons, there is less unpredictability in weather and fewer challenges like heavy precipitation, landslides, avalanches, etc.

EBC Chola Gokyo Lake Trekking Itinerary

Today you will arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport where you will be greeted and taken to your hotel to rest up from your flight.

Walking 15m
Accommodation 3*Hotel
Altitude 1,320 m/4,330 ft.

The 35 minutes flight takes us to Lukla, the doorway of the Everest region. After a short meeting and introduction with the porters, we start our EBC Chola Gokyo Lake Trekking and head to Phakding, exploring the views of the surrounding, over the Dudh Koshi River.

Flight 35 min/3_4 hrs Walking
Accommodation lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 2,623 m/8,605 ft.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Crossing the suspension bridge, the trek continues to ascend to Jorsalle, the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park and to Namche Bazaar, exploring the first sights of the Everest panoramas.

Walking 6-7 hrs.
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 3,440 m/11,286 ft.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Today is the rest day in Namche Bazaar. We hike to see the views of Ama Dablam and other stunning range as Lhotse. We also have a chance to explore the tradition and culture of the Sherpa people.

Walking 2-3 hrs.
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 3,800m/12,467 ft.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

After adjusting the body to the climate of the Everest region, we continue our EBC Chola Gokyo Lake trekking journey toward the Everest Base Camp.

We passed through the beautiful valley of the Khumbu region. Capturing the beautiful landscapes and following the Imjatse river we will reach Tengboche.

Tengboche monastery is one of the oldest monasteries and a destination for all Buddhists all around the world.  You’ll get the closest view of the Ama Dablam from here.

Walking
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

After a delicious breakfast, we begin our journey passing through the beautiful village of sherpa called Debuche. Today, you’ll spot lots of wild goats, Himalayan Thar, and other endangered birds like Danfe.

Crossing the suspension bridge over the Imja Tse river, a beautiful mountain valley, you’ll reach the beautiful valley surrounded by the Himalayas of Everest called Ding boche. .

Walking 5-6 hrs. /
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 4,410 m/14,470 ft

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Another day for Acclimatization. Today we will take a short hike to Nagarsang Hill to acclimate our bodies. From the hill, you’ll get a magnificent view of the mountains like Lhotse, Island peak, Amadablam, Mera peak, and many other Himalayas of Everest.

Walking 3-4 hrs
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 5100m/16732ft

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

After having an Acclimatization day at Dingboche, we will start our trek to the Lobuche. We pass through the beautiful valley just above the Pheriche. Following the Khumbu river, we will cross one pas, named Thugla pass.

From here you’ll get a beautiful 360 view of the mountains. There are lots of shrines you can see over here in the memory of people who lost their lives on Everest. After a one-hour mild walk, you’ll reach Lobuche.

Walking 5-6 hrs. 
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 4,940 m

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

You have two options for starting the trek, you want to trek before breakfast for viewing the stars above the world’s highest peaks and after breakfast. We walk through the side of the Khumbu glacier viewing the beautiful peaks of Everest and Everest itself.

After 2 hours we will reach Gorak Shep and leave our backpacks and hike towards the Everest Base Camp. It takes 1-2 hours to reach Everest Base Camp, and after achieving our primary destination we will back to our hotel.

Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 5,364 m

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Kalapathar is the world’s best viewpoint from where you can see the majesty of Mt. Everest. The best part is the sunrise over Everest. So, Early morning at 4 am we will climb to Kalapathar to see the mesmerizing sunrise over Everest.

The view is breathtaking and it’s spectacular. After enjoying some beautiful scenarios, we will start our journey towards Dzongla from the middle of the mountain valleys.

Walking 5-6 hrs
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 4,830 m

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

After having breakfast at Dzongla, we will start our trek for the Dragnang. Along the way we pass through one of the high passes called Chola pass.

Walking 6-7hrs
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 5,368 m

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Today is the short trek and the rest of the time for the rest. We will trek to Gokyo valley, and after taking and enjoying the beautiful Gokyo lake we will climb up to Gokyo Ri, from where you’ll see the beautiful Gokyo lakes along with the mountain panorama. Walk down to Gokyo valley overnight.

Walking 4-5 hrs
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 5,360m

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

After spending the night at such a beautiful place Gokyo, We will start our trek going forward to Dole. Passing through the different Glaciers and beautiful valleys we will reach Dole after 4-5 hours of walking.

Walking 4-5 hrs
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 4,200m

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

After breakfast, we will start our trek. We pass through the beautiful Sherpa villages, vegetation, and yak farms to reach Monjo. Following the Dudh Kosi river after Namche, we will stay in Monjo.

Walking 4-5hrs
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 2,835

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Today is the last day of EBC Chola Gokyo Lake Trekking. We continue to trek down with the view of the waterfall and Sherpa villages and crossing the Phakding, and returning to reach Lukla.

Walking 4-5hrs
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 2,850 m

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

After completing EBC Chola Gokyo Lake Trekking, we fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla with the mountain scenarios. We drive to the hotel and enjoy the whole day of shopping and rest.

Walking 35 min
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 2,850 m

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Today is your final day unless you wish to stay. We will drop you to the International airport prior to your flight.

Car 15 min
Meals B

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Route Map

EBC Chola Gokyo Lake Trekking Map

Includes/Excludes

What's Included

  • Airport picks up and drops international and domestic,Tribhuvan International  airport KTM
  • Complete departure information, about trek, flight ticket, guide, altitude sickness and reconfirmation and extend visa service (if necessary) and extra tour service before the trek starting.
  • 2 nights 3 star hotel (Kathmandu guest house & Hotel Marsyangdi) in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu only 15 kg luggage aloud(10kg Big bag & 5kg hand bag)
  • Trek flight from Kathmandu to Lukla & Kathmandu for member and involved staffs.
  • Private transportation picks up and drops.
  • Best Lodge accommodation & full board meals throughout the trek.
  • 16 breakfast, 14 lunch and 15 dinner included chosen from lodge menu.
  • 14 Nights twin share Lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • As per group size experience, government licensed holder trek guide, helpful and friendly strong, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff. (5 trekkers 1 assistant guide)
  • Warm Down jacket and four seasonal sleeping bag will be provided during the EBC Chola pass Gokyo trekking (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after the trip)
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers’ Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permits)
  • Sagarmatha national park (Mt. Everest) trek permit fee. EBC Gokyo Chola trail map.
  • First Aid kits for the staffs and the groups.
  • Services coordination for emergency and rescue operations
  • Government taxes & office service charge
  •  Farewell dinner at reputed restaurant
  • Achievement certificate

What's Excluded

  • Meals not quantified in the ‘Meal Inclusions’ in the itinerary.
  • Travel insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa charge.
  • All beverages and others personal expenses.
  • Snacks and other personal expenses.
  • Battery charge,hot shwors & international phone calls.
  • Service not mentioned above.

EBC Chola Gokyo Lake Trekking - Essential Information

How Challenging is the EBC Chola Gokyo Lake Trek?

The EBC Chola Gokyo Lake Trekking is challenging or strenuous in terms of difficulty. The trekkers will pass through the beautiful terrains of the region.

Since the trails pass through the remote high-altitude landscapes on steep uphill paths, it can get quite challenging. The other difficulty factors along the route include altitude sickness, unpredictable weather, accommodations, etc.

Meals and Accommodation- EBC Chola Gokyo Lake Trek

The meals and accommodation facilities in the tea houses and lodges along the trail are pretty basic. There are basic facilities in these teahouses where you will get a room for a warm night’s sleep.

In these rooms, you will get beds with mattresses, pillows, and blankets. For meals, they provide you Dal Bhat, a balanced diet for trekking at high altitudes. You can find other limited varieties of cuisine as well which you can choose freely from the lodge menu.

EBC Chola Gokyo Lake Trek Route

The EBC Chola Gokyo Lake Trek trail starts with your arrival at Kathmandu. You can travel to the gateway of Everest- Lukla on a scenic mountain flight. After arriving at Lukla, you will trek to Phakding on the same day and stay overnight at the teahouse.

The next day, our trekking journey takes you to Namche Bazaar and acclimatize for a day. There are various acclimatization points like Syangboche and other hills around Namche. After acclimatization, you can continue your trek to Tengboche. There you can observe the beautiful Tengboche monastery. The EBC Chola Gokyo Lake trail then leads you to Dingboche, where you can acclimatize for the second time.

You will trek to Lobuche from Dingboche, passing through the high-altitude trails. The trek then leads you to the beautiful settlement of Gorakshep, where you will rest before finally trekking to the Everest Base camp (5,364 m). After exploring the lovely atmosphere of the base camp and taking beautiful pictures, you will return to Gorakshep.

On the following day, you will trek early to Kalapatthar. The viewpoint of Kalapathar is known for its scenic mountain vista, including the perfect view of Mt. Everest. From Kalapathar, you will return to Gorak Shep and then trek to Dzongla.

The EBC Chola Gokyo Lake trail will take you to the remote routes to Dragnag crossing the majestic Cho La pass. The next day, you will continue to Gokyo valley and explore the beautiful Gokyo-Ri (5,360m).

After an excursion around the Gokyo Ri, you will trek down to Gokyo before trekking to Dole the next day. The following day, you will travel from Dole to Monjo. On the next day, you will continue your trek to Lukla.

In Lukla, we will stay for a night as our EBC Chola Gokyo Lake trekking journey ends. You will take a scenic flight back to Kathmandu early in the morning the following day. From Kathmandu, you can fly back to your home or your desired destination.

We at Life Himalaya Trekking offer you this spectacular EBC Chola Gokyo Lake Trek at a reasonable price. If you are looking for the off-beaten path then you can perform Gokyo to EBC via Cho-la Pass.

With us, you will get a safe and comfortable adventure in the lap of the Himalayas. Contact us to book this trip and to know more about the journey. Happy Adventure!

 

Required Equipments for the Trip

Different types of equipments are required to fully enjoy your trip in Nepal. The required equipment may depend on the trip type, weather conditions, season and the maximum altitude of the trip.

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EBC Chola Gokyo Lake Trekking - FAQs

How to reach Gokyo Lake in 2023?

There are two alternatives to reaching Gokyo Lake in 2023. You can either go by air from Kathmandu to Lukla and begin your trek to Gokyo Lake, or you can travel by road from Kathmandu to Jiri via bus. The highest point you will reach during a trek around Gokyo Lake is Gokyo Ri (5,357 m/ 1632 ft).

What is the EBC Chola Gokyo Lake Trek?

The EBC Chola Gokyo Lake Trek is a popular trekking route in Nepal that combines two of the most famous treks in the Everest region – the Everest Base Camp trek and the Gokyo Lakes trek. The trek involves crossing the high-altitude Cho La Pass, which connects the two trekking routes.

How difficult is the EBC Chola Gokyo Lake Trek?

The EBC Chola Gokyo Lake Trek is a challenging trek that requires a good level of fitness and some prior trekking experience. The trek involves long days of walking on steep and rugged terrain at high altitudes, with several challenging uphill climbs and steep descents.

What is the best time to do the EBC Chola Gokyo Lake Trek?

The best time to do the EBC Chola Gokyo Lake Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is generally clear and dry, and the views of the mountains are spectacular.

How long does the EBC Chola Gokyo Lake Trek take?

The EBC Chola Gokyo Lake Trek typically takes around 13-21 days to complete, depending on the itinerary and the pace of the trekker.

Do I need a permit for the EBC Chola Gokyo Lake Trek?

Yes, you need several permits to do the EBC Chola Gokyo Lake Trek, including the Sagarmatha National Park permit, the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality permit,

What kind of gear do I need for the EBC Chola Gokyo Lake Trek?

You will need to bring appropriate trekking gear like a good quality backpack, trekking boots, warm clothing, rain gear, sleeping bag, and other essentials like a first aid kit, water bottle, and trekking poles.

Is it safe to do the EBC Chola Gokyo Lake Trek?

The EBC Chola Gokyo Lake Trek is generally safe, but it’s important to take necessary precautions like acclimatizing properly, staying hydrated, following the advice of your guide, and being prepared for any emergencies. Hiring an experienced guide and trekking with a reputable trekking company can help ensure your safety and make your trek more enjoyable.

How high is Cho-la pass?

Cho-la pass hight id 5368meters. it’s located in Everest region its famous trekking route Everest base camp to Gokyo Lake trek.

Cho-la pass located in between Dzonglha village hight 4830m and Dragnag village  4700m. to cross chola pass takes 6 to 8 hours trekking.

 

which is is best season for Gokyo chola EBC trek?

Spring season ( mid March to end of May) is the best time to trek over the chola pass EBC Gokyo Lake trek. Month of September to November are also best months for trekking to Cho-la pass Gokyo Lakes EBC trek.

Which is the best local trekking company for Everest base camp Cho-la pass and Gokyo Lake trek?

Life himalaya trekking is the best local trek company for Everest base camp , Chola pass and Gokyo Lakes trekking because we work in team with best local guides.

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