Short Chola pass trek from Gokyo valley to EBC south
Gokyo Lake and Everest base camp trek is an exciting & adventurous trekking routes of Khumbu area. It covers two major touristic places of Everest trekking region Everest base camp and Gokyo valley. Nepal is known as the “land of the Himalayas” and the place really has the encompassment of a huge range of natural diversities that pertain to culture, geography and wildlife. Among the ten biggest mountains of the planet, Nepal has eight including the great Mount Everest.
Short Chola pass trek from Gokyo valley to Everest base camp south takes you to show the 5 above 8000 meters peak like Makalu, Everest, Lhotse & Cho-Oyu. Khumbu area is popular for trekking due to its bio-diversity. The place is abundant with wildlife including the musk deer, Himalayan tar, hare, some rare birds like snow pigeon and snow crow and the high-alpine vegetation etc. The way to the Everest base camp is now extensively developed with plenty of great guest houses and well-maintained trails.
Short Chola pass trek from Gokyo valley to Everest base camp become the center of attraction for the climbers and trekkers since the year 1953. Monasteries and mountain provides both magic of natural and Buddhist cultural heritage The Buddhist monuments like Chorten, Stupa, prayer flags and Gompas surely reflect enriched cultural values of the Himalayan community.
Trekking to Everest base camp and Gokyo Lake is second popular hiking journey in Mount Everest trekking area of Nepal. It is one of the challenging trek routes of Himalaya. You need the best of training, a higher level of fitness, precautions and safety equipment’s. Day to day travel schedule given below for reference.
Short Chola pass trek itinerary
Day 1: Flight to Lukla then trek to Phakding.
Elevation: 2610 meters / 8563 feet. Distance: 8 km / 4.9 miles. Duration: 4 hours.
Day 2: Trek to Namche bazaar.
Elevation: 3440 meters / 11286 feet. Distance:11 km / 6.8 miles. Duration: 7 hours.
Day 3: Hiking to hotel Everest view, Khumjung.
Elevation: 3880 meters / 12730 feet. Distance: 5 Kilometers / 3.1 miles. Duration: 4.5 hours.
Day 4: Trek to Phortse Tenga.
Elevation: 3680 meters / 12073 feet. Distance: 10.5 km / 6.5 miles. Duration: 6 hours.
Day 5: Trek to Machermo village.
Elevation: 4470 meters / 14665 feet. Distance: 10 km / 6.2 miles. Duration: 6 hours.
Day 6: Trek to Gokyo lakes Nepal.
Elevation: 4790 meters / 15715 feet. Distance: 7 km / 4.3 miles. Duration: 6 hours.
Day 7: Hiking to Gokyo Ri then trek to Thanak.
Elevation: 4,700 m / 15420 feet. Distance: 7 km / 4.3 miles. Duration: 6 hours.
Day 8: Trek to Dzongla via Chola Pass.
Elevation: 4830 meters / 15846 feet. Distance: 7 km / 4.3 miles. Duration: 7 hours.
Day 9: Trek to Gorak Shep
Elevation: 5164 m / 16,942 feet. Distance: 10 km / 6.2 miles. Duration: 7 hours.
Day 10: Trek to Everest base camp back to gorak shep
Elevation: 5360 meters / 17585 feet. Distance: 3.5 km / 2.1 miles. Duration: 5 hours.
Day 10: Hiking Kala Pattar to see the sunrise view in Mount Everest then trek back to Pheriche.
Elevation: 5555 m / 18514 feet. Distance: 15 km / 9.3 miles. Duration: 7 hours.
Day 11: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar.
Elevation:3440 meters / 11286 feet. Distance: 17 km / 10.5 miles. Duration: 7 hours.
Day 12: Namche to Lukla.
Elevation: 2860 meters / 9383 feet. Distance: 19 km / 11.8 mile. Duration: 8 hours.
Day 13: Flight back to Kathmandu then transfer to hotel
Flight duration : 35 minutes.
What’s included in Short Chola pass trek cost?
# Airport pickup and drop service by private vehicle
# Round trip flights Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu worth US$354
# Full board 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the trek
# Best lodge accommodation during trekking period twin sharing basic
# Professional English speaking guide trained by Government of Nepal
# Highly experience staffs (2 guests: 1 porter basic)
# Trekking route map, trip achievement certificate
# All governmental procedure and permits
* Visa fees / international airfare to and from Kathmandu
* Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
* Personal expenses like telephone, internet, mineral water, bar bills, hot shower, battery recharge, extra porters & gears etc
* Tips for guides, porters (Tipping are expected but not mandatory)
Short Everest cho la pass trek is a high altitude treks to explore all the beauties. Highest peaks like Mount Everest, Makalu and Cho Oyu and the largest glacier of the country are major attraction of this trip. Gokyo Ri trek is the wisest option to relish the spectacular views of world’s highest mountains. If you interested to do this trek email us to get the trip quote.