EBC and Chola Pass Trek

Gokyo, Chola pass, Everest base camp trek is a standout amongst the most bold treks in the Everest Himalayas. The greenery is one of the main attraction of the Sagarmatha National Park. Cho-la Pass trekking, otherwise called Everest Circuit treks, is a standout amongst the most bold treks in the Khumbu region. We trek over the cho la pass onwards to Gokyo, where we can have some side treks including a move of Gokyo Ri for some fabulous perspectives. Trekking in Gokyo lake is a standout amongst the most audacious treks in the Everest Himalaya region. The mountain perspectives are incredible situation.

This trek takes after the very commended trekking course through the Dudh Koshi to its source the Gokyo Lake which is toward the west of the Everest Base Camp, giving you the advantage to summit Gokyo Peak (5483 meters) offering an awesome all encompassing perspective of Cho Oyo, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumari and Makalu area. We cross the Cho-La pass, and return back to Lukla finishing the course Everest Base Camp, Kalapattar down to Tengboche cloister, Khumjung town, Namche Bazar and Lukla. The Namche Bazaar is a well known and huge city of this range. A further days are spent sliding to Lukla for our flight to Kathmandu.


Day to Day itinerary:

Day 01  Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel

Day 02  Fly to Lukla (2804m), and trek to Phakding (2610m).2 -3 hrs/40 min by air

Day 03  Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m). 5- 6 hrs

Day 04  Rest day at Namche Bazar ( 3,440 m )

Day 05  Trek to Dole (4,200m). 4-5 hrs

Day 06  Trek to Machhermo (4,700M). 5-6 hrs

Day 07  Trek to Gokyo ( 4,800 m ).4-5 hrs

Day 08  Exlpore Gokyo Ri (5,357 m) then trek  to Thangnak (4700M.) 5-6 hrs

Day 09  Trek to Chola Pass ( 5,367 m ) to Dzongla (4830M.) 8-9 hrs

Day 10 Trek to Gorakshep (5,160m.) and trek to Everest Base Camp ( 5,364 m)  then back to Gorakshep for overnight.7-8 hours.

Day 11  Excursion to Kalapatthar ( 5,550 m) and Back to Dingbouche (4,410 m).

Day 12  Trek to Tengboche ( 3,867 m ). 4-5 hrs

Day 13  Trek to Monju ( 2,680 m ), 5-6 hrs

Day 14  Trek to Lukla (2 ,800 m ), 4-5 hrs

Day 15  Fly back to Kathmandu.

Day 16  Rest day /sightseening at Kathmandu

Day 17  Transfer to airport for final departure. Tour ends.


Additional Information:

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Itinerary Detail

Day 01 Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel

We heartily welcome you to Nepal. Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, our representative waiting you outside, greets you with great reverence and earnestly transfers you to the hotel. Before dinner, you could walk around Thamel or spend time as you wish. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 02 Fly to Lukla (2804m), and trek to Phakding (2610m).2 -3 hrs/40 min by air

Early morning we fly from Kathmandu to Lukla. Lukla has a tine airstrip and the scenic flight duration is just above 40 minutes. Upon landing, while the guides and porters will divide the baggage and you can have a good look around and take picture. Depending upon when we land at Lukla, we might even have our lunch there. From Lukla, we walk to Phakding village. The walk is fairly easy and we will stay overnight in Phakding. We can spend our evening strolling around the village.

Day 03 Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m). 5 – 6 hrs

From Phakding, we start by walking along the banks of Dudh Koshi River; we will have to cross this river twice today. We will then arrive at a small village called Monjo. Monjo is the gateway to Sagarmatha National Park. After entering the National Park, we descend down to Bhote Koshi River upon which we arrive at Jorsalle village.Trekking through the magnificent forests of rhododendron, ending your nature-filled journey at Namche Bazaar (7 hrs from Phakding). While passing this long and often-steep passage, experience both the serenity and scenery of blue pine forests, firs, and junipers – all serving as the foreground to the beautiful backsplash that is Mount Everest .

Day 04 Rest day at Namche Bazar 

We take a rest in namche bazar. Acclimatization at namche bazar is best for trekkers health. Enjoy the beauty of Namche’s quaint village as well as the friendliness and hospitality of its local people. Trekkers may also visit the local museum containing exhibits displaying the area’s native flora and fauna as well as the history of the Mount Everest region.

Day 05 Trek to Dole (4,200m). 4-5 hrs

It is easy flat trail to Sanasa through birch, pines, and fir trees with fine views of mountains. From Sanasa it climbs up to Mongla Danda for one and half hours then descends to Phortse Tanga. A well known and typical village phortse is placed in front, there is a heavy alpin forest of fir, rhododendron, birch, alpine bamboo, pines in between Phortse Tanga to Dole. The trail is mostly gradual up through this alpine forest.

Day 06  Trek to Machhermo (4,700M). 5-6 hrs

scale up the way slowly to the ridge from where you will see a giant big mountain wall standing in forehead is Cho oyu. The trail is not steady up however it is gently ascending through Luza. Today you will see a lot of yak pasturelands; in the former time people from Khumjung and khunde used to bring their animals into this valley thus still the land ownership is highly belonged to those people from same village. Finally we will arrive by clearing one hill lap to other into a Fish shaped valley is Machhermo village.

Day 07  Trek to Gokyo ( 4,800 m ).4-5 hrs

You will arrive by the lunch time to Gokyo, after Machhermo you will come to first Fanga a little settlement where big avalanches have killed some people in 1996. The trail crosses the rocky narrow hill near the glacier and turns around the valley towards the lake. There are many beautiful lakes in Gokyo valley, behind the lakes there is a big glacier is laying, which is spreading from the bottom of Mt.Cho –oyu. After walking slowly around the rocky corner you will reach to third lake where you are staying for overnight at 4750m.

Day 08  Exlpore Gokyo Ri (5,357 m) then trek  to Thangnak (4700M.) 5-6 hrs

Explore Gokyo Ri in the morning which may takes three hours to climb to the summit. From the summit you will see rewarding views of Mt. Cho–oyu, pumori, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Bhorunche, and many others mountains in a round. Get down to Gokyo and proceed to explore the trail along the large glacier trail to Thangnak on lap of sloppy hill.

Day 09  Trek to Chola Pass ( 5,367 m ) to Dzongla (4830M.) 8-9 hrs

Through the boulder and a steep grassy field trails leads often climbing up. The big mountains are towering all around the valley. Your trail cross the camping site on the bottom of rocky Cho la Mountain and continue through the moraine. The rocks are moving while you step over so be careful from falling and twisting legs. It start to heavy climbing on 1st part of Col. It may takes about an hour to the summit of Chola 5420m.You have to walk for a while in the boulders of snow then to the rocky descends to the flat field, then you will arrive in small settlement call Dzongla.

Day 10 Trek to Gorakshep (5,160m.) and visit Everest Base Camp ( 5,364 m)  7-8 hours.

Contour the steep, grassy hillside above the Tsola Lake and round a corner into the Lobuche then Gorakshep along glacier walk. Along the way you can enjoy incredible views of Pumori (7167m) Lingtren (6713m), Khumbutse (6639m), Nuptse (7879m), Lobuche east (6090m) as well as Khumbu glacier and icefall. After finishing several bands you will a bit descends to Gorak Shep (5140m). After reaching Gorak Shep you may have your lunch and leave your bag pack at teahouse then start your journey to Everest base camp (5364m). You will spend about 4 and half hours trek up to Everest Base Camp and back to Gorak shep. The trek trail is on glacier and snow capped rocks. You can also see many small frozen lakes around the Everest Base Camp. There are several mountains including Pumori (7165m), Lingtren (6713m), Khumbutse (6639m), Nuptse (7879m) and Lhotse (8516m) but you can’t see the mount Everest (8848m) from Everest base camp although you will see it along the trail. Overnight in Gorakshep.

Day 11  Excursion to Kalapatthar ( 5,550 m) and Back to Dingbouche (4,410 m).

Today we start our journey early morning to see stunning Sun rise view in Everest from Kalapattar. The trail from Gorak sheep to Kala patter at the beginning steep climb up approximately half an hour reach the flat land Kalapather. Today you may see excellent view of sunrise on the Mt. Everest (8848), Lhotse (8516m), Nuptse (7879m), Ama dablam (6856m), Thamserku (6623m), Kangtega (6783m), Kusum kangaru (6367), Cholaste (6335m), Tabuche peak(6495m) Lobuche peak (6090m) , Lingtren (6713m), Khumbutse (6639m), Lho La ,south col, changste as well as Everest base camp, Khumbu Icefall and few lake. Back to Gorakshep, have breakfast / meal and downward to Dingbouche. After few hours walking down and slowly losing altitude, reach Thukla and slightly down to a prosperous village Dingboche. Overnight at Dingouche.

Day 12  Trek to Tengboche ( 3,867 m ). 4-5 hrs

The trail from Dingboche descends the valley then cross the Khumbu Khola bridge and climbs to rejoin the upward trail at some stone huts. We wil pass through villages and huts like Phortse village, Tengboche , Lower Pangboche, pangboche and the trail descends past some magnificently carved mani stones to the Imja Khola, which we cross via a steel suspension bridge high above the river at a spot where it rushes through a narrow cleft then to Debache and a short steep climb to Tengboche through a forest of birches conifers and rhododendrons. Finally you reach at Tengboche(3867m).
On the way You may enjoy the breathtaking view of sunset and sunrise as well as magnificent view of the Mt. Everest including other Himalayas from Tengboche. Tengboche monastery is one of the beautiful monasteries in solu khumbu area as well as the religious center of the whole ‘Sherpa land ‘entire solu khumbu area. Overnight at teahouse.

Day 13  Trek to Monju ( 2,680 m ), 5-6 hrs

We will walk Down to Dudh koshi, phunggitang and climb up to the shanasha from here the trail is easy and quite flat to Namche bazzar watching its local Sherpa Culture. We take our lunch at Namche Bazar and descends Dovan, jorsalle to Monjo. The backdrop of majestic mountains will never leave as we head towards Monju. We will stay overnight at Monju.

Day 14  Trek to Lukla (2 ,800 m ), 4-5 hrs

Today is the last day of our Trek. We start the day as usual after breakfast and walk through the Sherpa villages nestled beneath the Himalayas. You can walk at your own pace today as we head back to Lukla from where we started our adventure. The evening and the night will be marked with celebrations that will include a lot of singing and dancing. We will spend the night at a hotel in Lukla.

Day 15  Fly back to Kathmandu.

We take the earliest possible flight back to Kathmandu. You will pass over the several mountains. You can create your travel videos over mountain or take pic. Our guide will transfer you to your hotel where you can relax at your will. After all you can visit local city as well as can join in party in nearby hub like thamel.

Day 16  Rest day /sightseening at Kathmandu

After breakfast , we set out for the sightseeing to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. We will be visiting the monastery, witness the activities of Lama People, walking around the stupa and the Bajrayana followers with their ritual activities.
In our sightseeing tour you go to Monkey temple Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, Kathmandu Durbar square and patan Durbar Square. Durbar Square are the 12th and 18th centuries Malla kings palace. The Durbar square, protected as an UNESCO world Heritage site, is the social, religious and urban focal point of the city. Pashupatinath, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is the holiest and most famous Nepalese temple. Situated 5 kilometres northeast of Kathmandu on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, it is an impressive pagoda style structure with gilt roof and richly carved silver doors. It has bathing and cremation ghats, which are of absorbing interest to the tourist, particularly in the mornings and on festival days

Day 17  Transfer to airport for final departure. Tour ends.

As per your flight schedule, we transfer you to the Tribhuvan International Airport 3 hours prior to your flight to the next destination.


Service Include:

  • Airport pickups and drops by private vehicle
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea/coffee during the trek
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek guide
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Salary, insurance, equipment,food and accommodation of guide and porters.
  • Sleeping bag to each trekkers (to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit for our Nepali staff.
  • Trekking certificate
  • Farewell dinner at typical Nepali restaurant.
  • Travel & rescue arrangement (Helicopter evacuation available if required, at clients cost based on clients insurance policy

Service Exclude:

  • Nepalese visa fee 
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)
Equipment List


  • • Fleece beanie
    • sun glasses
    • Chap stick / Sunscreen
    • Face mask or Scarf
    • Hand towel
    • Wind stopper / waterproof top and bottom
    • Cold weather down jacket below waist
    • Fleece jacket and trouser
    • Trekking trouser
    • T-Shirts(short or long sleeves) dry fit is better
    • Polypropylene thermal tops and bottom, at least 2pairs,
    • Wind stopper and fleece gloves
    • Socks and under wears
    • Trekking boot
    • Snow Gaiter (optional)
    • Runners / Snickers for camps
    • Head torch
    • Personal medical kit
    • Water Bottle/Camel Pak
    • Trekking / Ski pole (optional. Handy for anyone with knee problem)
    • Spare batteries for Camera andflash light. Check charging facility along your journey
    • Day pack Minimum25L with side pocket for water bottle
Departure Date
  • Start Date
  • End Date
  • Booked
  • Availability
Terms and Conditions

Himalayan Gateway Trek is a reputed adventure travel company that has been serving thousands of trekkers from all around the world. We are situated in Thamel, Kathmandu ,registered under license number 2126/073. Bunch of experienced guides and focused stuff has made the company this trust worthy up to date. The company is under the supervision of Mr. Bipin Lamichhane (Head) which has been providing facilities such as Trekking, hiking, tours and peak climbing.  We are fully approved and licensed  under Ministry of Tourism, Government of Nepal. We are also an active member of Trekking agents association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Assocation (NMA).

1, When you confirmed the trip,you should pay 25 % (Non- Refundable) down payment from total trip cost in advance as per the company’s policy, it help us to reserve Hotel’s in city, domestic flight’s and all other trip arrangement’s for final trip booking. with your deposit we need your details of scan passport copy by e-mail for all trips in Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan,which is more secure for you to book flight ticket or more things in your real name, gender, date of birth and passport number with home address.

2, All clients are request to have a valid passport, relevant visa/s and conform to the health regulations required by the country/s that will be visited during the trip.

3, You should clear rest of the amount on your Arrival day.

Any trip booking Payment process is very easy with Himalayan Gateway Trek (P.) Ltd, We accept your last minute booking also, but you should pay total tour cost in advance.

Travel Insurance

Insurance strategy takes care of the expense of a save helicopter from rocky or remote districts of the nation and covers all outrageous exercises for your excursion, for example, boating, endeavor, trekking, canyoning and so on.

On the off chance that you fall sick or have a mishap amid your trek in Nepal, the cost can end up noticeably over the top on the off chance that you need travel protection.

Numerous insurance agencies from everywhere throughout the world are giving travel protection administrations at a sensible cost and on the off chance that you are travlling in a gathering, you might have the capacity to get further rebates.

We firmly prescribe you to purchase a travel protection that comers Rescue and Evacuation at that point bring your strategy subtle elements (eg approach number, contact telephone, scope, and so forth) since save administrations will seldom go to your guide without money store or a guarantee in Kathmandu however when you are doing visit with us, we orchestrate helicopter departure in crisis case because of height ailment or enduring damage amid campaign/trekking/Climbing or potentially wellbeing conditions.

You have to either send your duplicate of travel protection approach authentication or basically convey alongside you amid your excursion. Himalayan Gateway Treks don’t offer or mastermind any kind of Travel Insurance Policy.

At long last, please dependably have a printed duplicate of your protection strategy helpful while going in Nepal

Health & Medicine Advice

High mountain ranges such as the Himalaya and Andes offer some of the most spectacular hiking opportunities on the planet. That being said, walking at high altitude brings with it certain inherent risks. Good advice is to make sure that you are well prepared for the trek since lack of fitness can often lead to discomfort or illness. The most common health issues that trekkers have during the trekking is altitude sickness so we should always ready for these risks. Something as simple as a foot blister can totally ruin a trek, not only for you but also for your companions.

You are healthy and mental and physical wellness at the season of booking this visit

A standout amongst the most well-known grievances endured by guests to Nepal is stomach issue. Drink just packaged beverages with the seals in place, boiled and filtered water. Maintain a strategic distance from extremely spicy foods in the event that you are unused to it.

Before beginning, do warm-up activities. Extending slowly builds heart rate, temperature and flow to your muscles. Likewise, following a decent night’s rest, your muscles require warming.

Altitude sickness is the name given to the collection of symptoms which can happen, when a man endeavors to rise too rapidly at heights over 2500 m (8202 ft). If you take the necessary precautions and listen to your body, chances are you will be fine.

Wearing good, comfortable and softened up footwear will go far to dodging foot issues like blisters which is one of the probability issues among trekkers.

You should have taken the necessary precautions to immunise/vaccinate for the destination you are   travelling to. If you fail to comply with the duty of disclosure in this condition and if Escape Trekking Adventures would not have permitted you to undertake the tour, or continue participation of the tour, had you made full disclosure under this condition, Himalayan Gateway trek will not be liable, except to the minimum extent.

Personal first Aid Kit

Medical survival kits are often a boring subject and many hikers don’t give it much attention. However, a survival kit is one of the most important items you carry and should not be compromised. Carry a first aid kit with you. Every outdoor person must have a personal first aid kit with proper medical background information inside, namely: emergency contact info, blood type, allergies and current medication. Trekkirs should carry followings things.
->Analgesics. Aspirin, Advil or Tylenol – for headaches etc.
->Thermometer (to check for fever) – mercury thermometers are prohibited by airlines
->Anti-diarrhoeal drug
->Antibiotic eye drops (one bottle)
->Anti-inflammatory drug
->Tweezers (for removal of splinters)
->Adhesive waterproof tape (3-4′ long of 1″ wide tape rolled onto a popsicle stick or sewing thread bobbin)
->Safety pins (2 large pins; can be used for gear, to secure bandages, dig out a splinter, etc)
->Medical gloves (1 pair, nitrile surgical or non-latex barrier gloves; the sanitary option if you need to help someone that is bleeding, or you want them to help you!)
->Muslin Triangular Bandage in a compressed package (handly as a sling of to fashion different types of splints)

Trekking equipment
  • • Fleece beanie
    • sun glasses
    • Chap stick / Sunscreen
    • Face mask or Scarf
    • Hand towel
    • Wind stopper / waterproof top and bottom
    • Cold weather down jacket below waist
    • Fleece jacket and trouser
    • Trekking trouser
    • T-Shirts(short or long sleeves) dry fit is better
    • Polypropylene thermal tops and bottom, at least 2pairs,
    • Wind stopper and fleece gloves
    • Socks and under wears
    • Trekking boot
    • Snow Gaiter (optional)
    • Runners / Snickers for camps
    • Head torch
    • Personal medical kit
    • Water Bottle/Camel Pak
    • Trekking / Ski pole (optional. Handy for anyone with knee problem)
    • Spare batteries for Camera andflash light. Check charging facility along your journey
    • Day pack Minimum25L with side pocket for water bottle
Nepal visa

Tourist who intends to visit Nepal must hold a valid passport and visa.

You may get your tourist visa in your home country or on arrival. We recommend you to get your tourist visa on arrival as it is very easy. To get your visa on arrival, you must have a valid passport and 2 passport sized photo with a light background.

Tourist Visa fee for visitors who enter Nepal for the first time in a visa year, from January to December:

  • Multiple entry visa for 15 days US$ 30
  • Multiple entry visa for 30 days US$ 50
  • Multiple entry visa for 90 days US$ 125

Tourist visa extension facility:

  • Visa extension fee for the period of 15 days us US$ 30
  • Visa extension fee for the period of more than 15 days US$ 2 per day.
  • Visa can be extended for a maximum period of 150 days in a visa year (January – December) at the Department of Immigration.

No visa required for:

  • Children below 10 yrs.
  • Any foreigner, who has stayed in Nepal up to fifteen (15) days continuously and re-enters Nepal during the same visa year.
  • Any tourist who is entering Nepal for three days or less.
Permits and fees

Entrance fees must be paid before touring heritage sites around Kathmandu Valley

Foreigners SAARC Nepalese
Narayanhiti Durbar Museum Rs. 500 Rs. 250 Rs. 100
Kathmandu Durbar square Rs. 750 Rs. 150 free
National Museum Chhauni Rs. 200 Rs. 25 Rs. 20
Patan Durbar Square Rs. 500 Rs. 100 free
Patan Museum Rs. 250 Rs. 25 Rs. 10
Patan Golden Temple Rs. 50 Rs. 20 free
Mahabouddha Temple Rs. 50 Rs. 30 free
Bhaktapur Durbar Square Rs. 1,500 Rs. 500 free
National Art Museum, Bhaktapur Rs. 100 Rs. 50 Rs. 20
Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple) Rs. 200 Rs. 50 free
Bouddhanath Stupa Rs. 250 Rs. 150 free
Pashupatinath Temple Rs. 1,000 Rs. 1,000 free
Changu Narayan Temple Rs. 100 Rs. 25 free
Ethnographic Museum, NTB Rs. 200 Rs. 100 Rs. 30


Entrance permits fees for National parks and Conservations areas

Foreigners SAARC Nepalese
Makalu-Barun national park
Sagarmatha national park
Langtang national park
Rara national park
Shey Phoksundo national park
Khaptad national park
Rs. 3,000/person +13% VAT Rs. 1’500/person + 13%VAT free
Bardia National Park
Parsa Wildlife Reserve
Koshi Toppi Wildlife Reserve
Rs. 1,000/person Rs. 500/person Rs. 50/person
Chitwan National Park Rs. 1,500/person Rs. 500/person Rs. 100/person
All Conservation Areas Rs. 2,000/person Rs. 200/person free

Jungle drives / vehicle entry fees

Car Jeep Van Chopper
Chitwan National Park Rs. 2,000/day Rs. 4,000/day Rs. 5,000/day Rs. 5,000/landing
Parsa, Shuklaphanta
Koshi Tappu wildlife reserve
Rs. 1,000/day Rs. 2,000/day Rs. 3,000/day Rs. 5,000/landing
Food And Accommodations.

Himalayan Gateway Trek  usually books hotel accommodation for you in cities on  Bed and Breakfast basis as your requirements. During your trek you can stay in a local tea house or camp. It depends on your wishes. While you are on a tea house trek, Himalayan Gateway Trek  invites you to choose the food you like for your breakfast, lunch and dinner from the menu. Our experienced guide will help with selecting and ensure that you get hygienically prepared, plentiful and healthy food. Most tea houses offer a variety of rice and noodle dishes, as well as seasonal vegetables. A variety of cereals, bread and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast, properly Hot drinks like Tea/coffee,Hot chocolate and others are available with all meals, and you can also buy mineral water in most of the areas where you find tea houses.

Tour Highlights

  • Trip Grade
  • Duration17 days
  • Starting PointLukla
  • Ending PointLukla
  • TransportationPrivate car/Flight
  • Group Size1-20
  • MealsBreakfast in Kathmandu and your 3 meals during trekking
  • ActivitiesTrekking,Tours
  • Trek StyleTrekking
  • Max. Altitude5,550 m
  • Best TimeMarch to may and september to December

Trip Map

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