Gokyo ChoLa Pass Trek is one of the most scenic and beautiful trek in Everest Region. This trek links Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Valley with high pass (Chola Pass crossing over 5417 m). It covers not only Everest Base Camp but also Lukla, Namche Bazar, Tengboche as whole Solukhumbu (Distric) and some nice peaks (like Gokyo Ri or Kala Patthar). EBC and Gokyo via Cho La Pass itinerary is one of Nepal most renowned trek as well as one of most severe in the Himalaya mountains and Sherpa country. One of the goal of this expedition is the Everest Base Camp, an elevation of 5364 meter and Kala Patthar, 5545m. When we climb Kala Patthar we can also see the southern face of Mt. Pumo Ri which is 7168m.
Gokyo Chola Pass Trek start with scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and you will start your trek from Sherpa village Lukla. The trail lead you Namche Bazaar via Chaurikharka and Phadking, Monju, Banker and last village of the Jorasalle before Namche Bazaar. Everest Gokyo Chola pass trek will take through delightful settled Sherpa villages, deep valley, Himalaya River and experience world famous Sherpa culture, friendly people and their warm hospitality.
You can add other few hiking options for additional side trips in Khumbu high valley of Nepal. Your adventure package includes the crossing over Cho la pass EBC (5,416m) which is the highest pass in the Khumbu region. To cross Cho la pass you have to be mentally prepared because it needs 6 hours of energetic walk and the good physical fitness for adapting in this high altitude. Gokyo Chola pass gives you the chance to explore the Khumbu valley and around Gokyo lake. Gokyo Chola pass trekking trail extends up to Kalapathar and walk downhill Lukla via Tengboche, Namche and Phadking. During trek we spend several days moving through the homelands of the Sherpa people, and we see Buddhist monasteries and close up views of Mt. Everest and neighboring Ama Dablam (6856m), considered by many to be among the most beautiful mountains in Nepal.
Highlights of Gokyo Chola pass Trek
- Discover Mount Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8511m), Cho Oyu (8153m) & Makalu.
- Spectacular views of Mt. Everest from Gokyo Ri, a famous spot to see the amazing mountain view.
- Experience old Buddhist Tengboche monasteries, typical sherpa villages.
- Discover 5 glacial lakes in Gokyo Valley.
- Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar (5545 meters).
- Scenic flight to and from Lukla.