Gokyo and Everest Valley is beautifully bridged by Chola Pass. This is a challenging day to cross the pass. Gokyo Chola Pass Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary follows the same trail up to the Namche. From Namche some explore Gokyo first and some explore Everest first. It is easier with anti clockwise route. Gokyo RI and Kalapatthar shouldn’t be missed, as they are the vantage viewpoint for Everest. Also the glacial walk in between Gokyo and Thagnak could be different experience. This is a challenging grade trek in Khumbu.

Until mid march the lakes somehow remained frozen. It is more stunning during monsoon, however Chola Pass is quite dangerous with chances of rock fall and slides. Similar to regular Lukla to Everest Base Camp Trek, this is best done in spring and fall.

Gokyo Chola Pass Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Day 01

Kathmandu to Lukla flight and trek to Phakding
Elevation from sea level 8563 Ft. / 2610 m

Day 02

Trek from Phakding to Namche
Elevation from sea level 11,286 Ft. / 3440 m

Day 03

Acclimatization Day in Namche (Explore Khumjung & Everest View Hotel, Sherpa Museum and Hillary Memorial)
Elevation from sea level 11,286 Ft. / 3440 m

Day 04

Trek from Namche to Tengboche
Elevation from sea level 12,644 Ft. / 3860 m

Day 05

Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche
Elevation from sea level 14,600 Ft. / 4400 m

Day 06

Acclimatization Day in Dingboche (Explore Chukung or Hike up to Nagarjun Hill, which offer incredible view of Makalu, Island Peak and Mt. Ama Dablam)
Elevation from sea level 14,600 Ft. / 4400 m

Day 07

Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche
Elevation from sea level 16,109 Ft. / 4910 m

Day 08

Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep, Same day Trip to Everest Base Camp and back to Gorakshep
Elevation from sea level 16,863 Ft. / 5140 m

Day 09

Hike to Kalapatthar and trek to Dzongla
Elevation from sea level 15,846 Ft. / 4380 m

Day 10

Trek from Dzongla to Thagnak via Chola Pass
Elevation from sea level 15,255 Ft. / 4650 m

Day 11

Trek from Thagnak to Gokyo
Elevation from sea level 15,715 Ft. / 4790 m

Day 12

Trek from Gokyo to Gokyo RI, Trek to Dole.
Elevation from sea level 13776 Ft. / 4200 m

Day 13

Trek from Dole to Namche
Elevation from sea level 11,286 Ft. / 3440 m

Day 14

Trek from Namche to Phakding
Elevation from sea level 8563 Ft. / 2610 m

Day 15

Trek from Phakding to Lukla
Elevation from sea level 9317 Ft. / 2840 m

Day 16

Lukla to Kathmandu flight
Elevation from sea level 4264 Ft. / 1300 m

This is anti clockwise trek itinerary, i.e. Everest Base Camp Chola Pass Gokyo Trek. Top of Chola Pass is easier to approach from the east side. You can also go for clockwise Gokyo Chola Pass Everest Base Camp Trek. Here is a map, provided by Himalayan Map House. For more information, check homepage.