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Activities: Trekking
  • Duration : 15 Days
  • Max Elevation : 5545m.
  • Trip Grade : Adventure/High Pass
  • Accomodation: Tea House/Home Stay
  • Meals : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Best Time : September to November and March to May
  • Start / Ending : Lukla to Lukla
  • Transportation: Domestic Flight
  • Group Size: 01+ Pax
  • Destination : Nepal

Everest Cho la Pass Trek is going to be one of the most adventurous for adventure seekers. This trek combines the awesome trek to Everest Base Camp, wonderful Gokyo Valley, huge Ngojumpa Glacier, popular Chola pass along with the best viewpoints of Kalapatthar and Gokyo Ri. Not only that but it also lets us explore theh majestically soaring mountains and legendry Sherpa villages and ancient Buddhist monasteries. You will have great time having the 360 degree view of four above 8000m peaks and other mountains from the summit of Gokyo Ri. Actually, Everest Base Camp-Chola Pass-Gokyo Lake trekking is graded as difficult & challenging trek. So, this trek is recommended for those who are physically fit and experienced hikers who love the challenge every ways. We start Everest Base Camp-Chola Pass-Gokyo Lake Trek with a dramatic scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla which offers awesome views of mountains down below your sight.

Upon reaching at Lukla, we meet our trekking crews and trek to Phakding. During this trek, you will get the explore Namche, Dole, Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Valley, Machhermo, best viewpoints of Kalapatthar and Gokyo Ri, the challenging pass of Cho La and many more en route. All in all, Everest Chola Pass-Gokyo Lake Trek is a perfect package for true adventure in Nepal Himalayas. Adventure Mountain Guide Team welcomes you adventure seekers for this very challenging yet rewarding Everest Chola Pass-Gokyo Lake Trekking. For sure, you will have great time trekking in challenging Khumbu region during your Nepal trips.

Short Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu to Lukla (2800m/9184ft) to Phakding (2610m): 4 hours
Day 03: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3400m/11283ft): 5-6 hours
Day 04: Namche Bazaar: Acclimatization Day
Day 05: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Dole (4110m/13152ft): 6-7 hours
Day 06: Trek from Dole to Machhermo (4470m/14663ft): 5 hours
Day 07: Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo (4800m/15744ft): 5 hours
Day 08: Gokyo Valley: Acclimatization Day
Day 09: Hike to Gokyo Ri (5357m/17570ft) to Thaknak (4750m/15580ft): 4-5 hours
Day 10: Trek from Thaknak to Chola Pass (5367m/17604ft) to Dzongla (4830m/15939ft): 8 hours
Day 11: Trek from Dzongla to Lobuche (4940m/16207ft): 3 hours
Day 12: Trek from Lobuche to Gorak shep (5170m/16961ft) to Everest Base Camp (5364m/17594ft) and return back to Gorak Shep: 8-9 hours
Day 13: Trek from Gorakshep to Kalapatthar to Pheriche (4280m/14070ft): 8-9 hours
Day 14: Trek from Pheriche to Pangboche to Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3400m/11280ft): 5-6 hours
Day 15: Trek from Namche to Lukla: 7-8 hours
Day 16: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 17: Final Departure

Note :

According to our official Itinerary schedule, if any things exchanges instead of actual packages as Helicopter, Reserve Car or Van, Donation extra days and any things else the cost will be adding on your full board packages

Details Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
Upon your arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport (Kathmandu), our representatives from Adventure Mountain Guide Team will welcome you and transfer you to the hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu to Lukla (2800m/9184ft) to Phakding (2610m): 4 hours
After the breakfast in the morning, we will transfer you to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport for the scenic flight to Lukla which is the gateway destination from where our trek starts. After a dramatic 40 minutes of flight above beautiful mountains, we reach the Lukla airport. After meeting our crew members at Lukla, we start trekking to Phakding and stay overnight there.

Day 03: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3400m/11283ft): 5-6 hours
Today, after taking our morning breakfast, we walk through the pine forest along the Dudh Koshi River. On the way, we enjoy the beautiful views of Mount Thamserku. We come to the check post and entrance to Sagarmatha National Park via the settlements of Benkar and Monjo. Passing through the village of Jorsale, we finally reach at Namche which is the gateway to Mount Everest. We stay overnight at Namche.

Day 04: Namche Bazaar: Acclimatization Day
Today will be our first day of acclimatization. You are suggested to stay active and moving during rest days. So, we either spend a taking a day’s hike to Thame village of Khunde. We can explore Namche bazaar itself either. Namche Bazaar is the main center of Everest Region has many government offices, Banks, ATMs, restaurants, Internet Cafes and many more. We stay overnight in the hotel at Namche.

Day 05: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Dole (4110m/13152ft): 6-7 hours
We climb steeply out of Namche Bazaar up to the Kyangjuma village from where we can enjoy outstanding views of Thamserku and then to Katenga and Amadablam. Then, we pass through Mong La and stop at the top of Mong La to admire the grandstanding views of surrounding snowcapped mountains and valleys while we have our lunch. En route, we observe various flora and fauna including wildflowers and rhododendrons. We can also spot wild animals like Pheasants, elusive Musk Deer and Mountain Goats among others en route. We finally reach Dole after our approx. 7 hours trek, where we stay overnight.

Day 06: Trek from Dole to Machhermo (4470m/14663ft): 5 hours
We make an early start from Dole today. And our trail today is not going to be that strenuous but natural beauty we observe en route is amazingly spectacular rather. We pass through many of excellent views of mountains including Cho Oyu while at the rear are the peaks of Kantega and Thamserku. After approx. five hours of walk, you reach at Machhermo. We will stay overnight at Machhermo.

Day 07: Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo (4800m/15744ft): 5 hours
After having our morning breakfast at Machhermo today, we move onwards along various lakes on the way. And we then continue our trek gradually uphill to Gokyo Lake for our lunch. We stay overnight in the camp at Gokyo.

Day 08: Gokyo Valley: Acclimatization Day
Well, today is full rest day or an acclimatization day but we should not stay idle. We can grasp the opportunity to observe Thonak Tsho (fourth lake) and Ngozuma Tsho (fifth lake). If interested, you can climb on a hill at the edge of the Lakes to get astounding views of Cho Oyu, Mount Everest, Gyachung Kang, Lhotse, Makalu and Nupse. The northern part of the fifth lake provides the fabulous views of Cho Oyu base camp and Ngazumpa glacier which is the biggest glacier of the world. You may even try to go sixth lake too but it depends upon your time and interest. We then return back to Gokyo village and we stay overnight at Gokyo.

Day 09: Hike to Gokyo Ri (5357m/17570ft) to Thaknak (4750m/15580ft): 4-5 hours
We will be hiking up to Gokyo Ri for our ultimate goal to see the wonderful views of Himalayas including Mount Everest. You can spend few hours at the top of the Gokyo-Ri if the weather is fine. We have enough time to enjoy the glory of Himalayas. Then, we trek to Thaknak for overnight stay.

Day 10: Trek from Thaknak to Chola Pass (5367m/17604ft) to Dzongla (4830m/15939ft): 8 hours
Well, Cho La pass is also another show up for this Everest Adventure Trek. Today is going to be the toughest day for us. We need to start early (4 -6am) compared to other days. Actually the pass is not difficult per se but it is steep and involves a glacier traverse on the eastern side. As the trail is vertical and the rocks are glazed by ice, it adds trouble to the trekkers making the trail slippery. So, we need to be careful this day. We can enjoy the awesome views of Amadablam over a range of mountains on the south along with Cholatse on the west and Lobuche East and Baruntse. Before we reach Dzongla, we need to pass through some crevasses. Dzongla is another beautiful place with a complete view of Mount Cholatse, Lobuche and Mount Amadablam. We will stay at a very basic lodge overnight

Day 11: Trek from Dzongla to Lobuche (4940m/16207ft): 3 hours
Today is going to be a bit shorter walk. We would get more time to observe and relax. So, we climb down from Dzongla and after crossing a bridge, we traverse through grassy trail. En route, we will enjoy the panoramic views of Lobuche, Amadablam, Thamserku and Kangtega prominently. We will stay overnight at Lobuche.

Day 12: Trek from Lobuche to Gorak shep (5170m/16961ft) to Everest Base Camp (5364m/17594ft) and return back to Gorak Shep: 8-9 hours
Today will be the longest day of our entire trek. So make early morning start, and our trek continues gently to climb and sometimes direct ascent to nearby glacier and moraine. Following this trail will finally bring you to Gorakshep for our breakfast. After the breakfast, we continue our trek to EBC with packed lunch. EBC offers you the beauty of Khumbu Icefall on the base of the tallest mountain in the world. Again, we have to return back to Gorakshep today.

Day 13: Trek from Gorakshep to Kalapatthar to Pheriche (4280m/14070ft): 8-9 hours Today,
we will start our trek up the best viewpoint of Kalapatthar. We will catch the dramatic views of mountains including Lingtren, Mount Everest, Khumbuste, and Changste among others. After enjoying wonderful Himalayan panorama at Kalapatthar, we descend down to Pheriche for our overnight stay.

Day 14: Trek from Pheriche to Pangboche to Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3400m/11280ft): 5-6 hours Today,
we walk down through the hillside with beautiful rhododendron and juniper forest. We either have our lunch in Pangboche or wait until we reach Phunki Tenga depending on our hunger and condition. Then, we follow our trail through Dudh Koshi descending rapidly through pine forests. This will bring us to Sansa which is the major trail junction in the region. We then follow the trail to Namche Bazaar where we stay overnight.

Day 15: Trek from Namche to Lukla: 7-8 hours We descend steeply downward today.
After crossing the suspension bridges over the fast flowing Dudh Koshi, our trail becomes more level. Walking through the forests and Sherpa villages, we arrive in Lukla after approx. 7 hours. We stay overnight at Lukla.

Day 16: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu Today,
we will fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla. We will again have a dramatic 40-minutes flight over the high Himalayas. Upon reaching at Kathmandu, you can take the time for exploring the city or you can go for last minute shopping. We celebrate the farewell dinner in the evening.

Day 17: Final Departure You are saying good bye to the Kathmandu as your journey in Nepal comes to an end today! We will transfer you to the airport for your returning flight.

Cost Details

    Cost Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up and Drop by private car/van/bus
  • Both Way Domestic Flight Fair Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Hotel In Kathmandu: 2 Nights standard accommodation in Katmandu include Breakfast
  • You’re Meal in During the Trekking as Your standard meals (3 times a day Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with cup of tea or Coffee)
  • All Trekking Permit and Paper work as Sagarmath National Park Permit and Local Permit
  • Local Transportation
  • All accommodations in lodge/tea houses during the treks
  • Trekking Guide: An experienced, helpful, friendly and English speaking Trekking Guide. His well- paid salary, meals, accommodation insurance etc
  • Trekking Porter: porters (1 porter for 2 peoples). Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation
  • After the Success Trip, Everest Trekking Routes will Provides Adventure Certificate
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
  • All government taxes
  • Service charge

    Cost Includes

  • All Meals Kathmandu
  • Deserts (cakes, bakes and pies)
  • Additional size of Pots Hot Drinks
  • Bottled drinks
  • Boiled water
  • Electronic device re-charge
  • Hot shower
  • On the trekking Wi- Fi
  • Personal expenses any type
  • Travel insurance and evacuation insurance
  • Tipping for Guide and Porter

Trip Map

Client Reviews

Jasen Moore & Helen Kerrandjas


While Rabin is a very knowledgeable and cabable guide it was his kindness, Warm smile, and Constant eagernessto help that made our trip truly memorable. Rabin quickly earned our trust and friendship and would be an exlcellent campanion on any trek ! we would very happily Recommend Rabin to any one who is making a trip in Nepal. He is is a wonderful person, and a good friend.



This is my second trip with Rabin and I am already looking forward to a third trip with him soon. That show how much I value his services, his extensive experiences with the treks, his honesty and of course, the great supporting staffs he have. I feel safe and well taken care of with Rabin as my guide. He is a man with integrity and deal in a most honest way with us. This is unlike lots of horror stories you read about guides and tea-house owners collaborating to fleece hikers. We pay exactly what we consumed at the tea-houses based on the published menu prices, no more and no less. With Rabin, there is no hidden cost.

With more than 20 years of trekking experiences, he gave good advises on the route and safety measures to take. For example, he insisted that we started off early on a particular day so that we will reach a section with ice-sheet before the ice started to melt and traversing the ice-sheet becomes dangerous and difficult. We have a large team of porters and assistant guides to take care of our team of 12 hikers and everyone on Rabin's team have been extremely helpful and friendly. My teenage son enjoyed playing Uno and sliding down the ABC icy slope with a teenage porter, a fellow hiker who has walking difficulties was supported all the way by assistant guides and porters and our meals were all ordered in advance so the group don't have to wait long for food to be served.

Patibut Preeyawongsakul

Bankok, Thailand

If you feel tl;dr, please skip to the last line. My name is Patibut Preeyawongsakul. I have been trekking since 2012. I do either individual trekking or going with mountain guide. I was with Rabin on Annapurna Trekking in Dec 2015. Not only on the mountains, but also roaming around in the city. I was with him for totally 15 days. By 4 years of my trekking around Asia (and a little hiking in US), Rabin is the best mountain guide so far. Rabin knows how to take care any kind of trekkers from slow ladies to teenagers. Luckily we didn't need his first aid kit which he always carry it in his backpack. He's expert in almost mountains' information in Nepal (including sometimes Tibet). He can calculate trip's timing very precisely.

We could change itinerary on the way we walk without affecting flight schedule (we had one more day on the base camp last time.) Though, His skill still not matches his humbleness and hospitality. I had been seriously discussing with him for 6 months with nothing guarantee I'd go with him, but he happily helped me decide which route to take. He frankly showed the cost breakdown before we make final decision. He welcomed us at the airport, and all of my team had his souvenirs on the day we flew back to our home country. If you want a short review, Hire this guy. 10/10 would go with him again.