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Gokyo Chola Pass known as Everest Circuit Trek is one of the most famous and adventurous treks in the Everest region. This Gokyo Chola Pass Everest base camp trek is the culmination of classic tradition, culture and top class of adventures as it combines entire upper Khumbu, crystal Gokyo Lake, renowned viewpoint Gokyor-Ri and of curse the base of world's tallest mountain, Everest. After Short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, the trail twists ups and down through the prosperous Sherpa hub like Namche, Thame, Khumjung, Phortse and Dhole to Gokyo Lake at 4790m. Views of western shoulder of Mt. Everest, Lotse Nuptse and far away Makalu are excellent from Gokyo Ri (5483 m.). Then crossing over Cho La Pass (5667 m.), trail heads up to Kalapattar at 5545 m. Finally trek demanding previous experience and walking over the pass in to the himalayas, takes you into the heart of the mountains and the culture of the Everest region to the foot of the great peaks itself.

Khumbhu Glacier is an attraction on the EBC trail, then the sight of Ngozumpa glacier from Everest Gokyo Ri can be jaw dropping. It is the biggest glacier of the Himalayas. The Everest Gokyo Ri trek takes the same trail as the EBC before deviating away to the north at Namche Bazaar. Immediately, the trail is less crowded and more pristine. The villages are beautiful and the tea houses nicer to stay in. For anyone trekking in Nepal for the first time the Everest Gokyo Ri trail is infinitely more rewarding.

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu/welcome dinner (D)
Day 02: Leisure day (B)
Day 03: Flight to Lukla (2800m) & trek to Phakding (2640m) (B, L, D)
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazar (3440m) (B, L, D)
Day 05: Acclimatization day/exploring around Namche Bazar (B, L, D)
Day 06: Trek to Phortse Tanga (3600m) (B, L, D)
Day 07: Trek to Machhermo (4410m) (B, L, D)
Day 08: Trek to Gokyo (4750m) (B, L, D)
Day 09: Exploring around Gokyo, trek to Gokyo Ri (5360m), back to hotel (B, L, D)
Day 10: Trek to Thangna (4765m) (B, L, D)
Day 11: Trek to to Dzongla (4840m) via Cho La Pass (5420m) (B, L, D)
Day 12: Trek to Lobuche (4930m) (B, L, D)
Day 13: Trek to Gorak Shep (5190m), side trip to Everest Base Camp (5365m) (B, L, D)
Day 14: Ascent of Kala Patthar (5545m) and trek to Lobuche (4930m) (B, L, D)
Day 15: Trek to Tengboche (3870m) (B, L, D)
Day 16: Trek to Khumjung (3780m) (B, L, D)
Day 17: Trek to Phakding (2640m) (B, L, D)
Day 18: Trek to Lukla (2800m) (B, L, D)
Day 19: Fly to Kathmandu /Hotel (B)
Day 20: Leisure day in Kathmandu/good bye dinner (B, D)
Day 21: Transport to airport, flight back home (B)

  • Pick-up and drop off at Kathmandu Airport
  • 3 nights accommodation in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner while on the trek
  • All necessary paper work and national park entry permits
  • Domestic flights to Lukla from Kathmandu and back
  • Accommodations in lodges or tea houses during the trek
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS)
  • 1 guide, and 1 porter per 2 participants, including porter's salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation, and insurance
  • All ground transportation
  • Medical supplies and first aid kit
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • International airfares and departure tax
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • All alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks …
  • Sweets, such as chocolate and dessert
  • Hot showers during the trek
  • Tips for guides & porters
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