- Booking Type Instant Booking
- duration 15 days
- tour type Private
- tour_type Private tour
- age requirement 9+ years old
- Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
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- Challenge yourself on a high altitude trek in the Himalayas
- Experience an Everest sunrise view from Mount Kala Patthar and Gokyo Ri
- Visit a mountain monastery and participate in a Buddhist ceremony
- See glacial Gokyo lakes and experience the high altitude pass hike
The trip package begins after you've arrived in Kathmandu. We'll take a small plane flight with mountain views from Kathmandu to Lukla and begin our trek from here. The trek covers high altitude lakes, the Gokyo Ri viewpoint, hiking to the base camp of Mount Everest, and Kala Patthar peak. Trek through typical Sherpa country and its villages situated on terraced fields deep in the Everest region. From the famous monastery Tangboche, you'll have a dramatic view of combined valleys and mountains.
The Gokyo Chola pass trek is challenging, but our quality guiding service with very informative guides and a best-in-business support crew will assist you every step of the way to ensure you love this once-in-a-lifetime experience!
Day 1: Fly Kathmandu to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2600m)
Day 2: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Day 3: Acclimatization day at Namche
Day 4: Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3800m)
Day 5: Trek to Dingboche (4400m)
Day 6: Day trip to Nagatsang Peak (5500m)
Day 7: Trek to Lobuche (4940m)
Day 8: Trek to Everest Base Camp from Gorekshep (5364m)
Day 9: Climb up Kalapatthar and trek to Dzongla
Day 10: Chola Pass (5420 m) to Tagnag (4600m)
Day 11: Trek to Gokyo, hike 5th lake (5000m)
Day 12: Gokyo Ri sunrise and trek to Dole (4200m)
Day 13: Trek to Lanche Bazaar
Day 14: Trek down to Lukla
Day 15: Fly back to Kathmandu
- All meals while trekking plus a farewell dinner in Lukla
- Airport pick up and drop off service
- Necessary trek permits, TIMS, Sagarmath National Park entry and Khumbu Entry ticket with applicable taxes
- Experienced and licensed English speaking mountain guide
- Companionship medical kits during the trek with oxymeter to check daily pulse rate
- Arrangement of emergency evacuation services
- Use of company sleeping bag, down jacket, walking pole, and duffel Bag if needed (to be returned after the trek)
- Kathmandu to Lukla and return flight ticket with airport transfer
- Porter hire
- Nepal visa
- Extra expenses, such as drinks, internet, laundry, battery charge, hot shower, etc
- Personal travel insurance
- Hotel in Kathmandu
- Earn US$ 48+ in travel credits.
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Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.
How much money do I need to bring with me?
Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.
How much should my backpack weigh?
A properly packed backpack (not including your day pack) should ideally not weigh more than 13 kg. It is also important to note that if you are taking a flight to the start of your trek, many smaller aircraft have weight restrictions. For example, if you are flying from Kathmandu to Lukla, you are only allowed 10kg of checked luggage, and 5 kg of hand baggage. Thus, in case of a small flight, you should ideally pack a 10 kg backpack for checked luggage, and then add 5 kg in your hand baggage. You can then re-shuffel the weigt once you start your trek at the trailhead.
- Do I need a porter?
Do I require a porter for carrying water?
On most popular treks you can expect plenty of places where you can refill your water bottle, meaning you don’t need to carry a huge water supply with you. Bring an extra bottle of water if you are concerned. If you already have a porter, you can ask him/her to carry water as long as it is within the weight limit. Another option is to carry water purification tablets or LifeStraw, both of which can be found in Kathmandu.
When should I arrive in Kathmandu before the tour?
We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the start day of the trek because the tour operators usually require one working day to arrange trekking permits. Arrive earlier if you want to explore Kathmandu on your own or acclimate to any time differences.