Gokyo Lake - Chola Pass - Everest Base Camp
This Gokyo Chola Pass gives you the grand tour of the famous Khumbu valley famed for the high mountain villages, charming Sherpa lifestyles and majestic mountains including Mount Everest (8,848 m.). The Gokyo Chola Pass is a strenuous trek leading to Gokyo Lake and over the Cho La at 5,430m making a circuit of Tawache (6,367m.) and Cholatse (6,440m). Emerging into the Khumbu valley above Lobuje the trail continues up to Kala Patthar and then back to Lukla via Tengboche and Namche Bazaar. The small herding settlement of Gokyo (4750m) lies on the banks of the third lake in a series of small turquoise mountain lakes and on the ridge above Gokyo, the four peaks above 8000m of Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu expose themselves. In addition to this you can have a look at the tremendous ice ridge between Cho Oyu and Gyachung (7922m), considered one of the most dramatic panoramas in the Khumbu region. There are many options for additional exploration and high-altitude walking, including the crossing of Cho La, a 5420m-high pass into Khumbu and a hike to Gokyo Ri. Breathtaking mountain vistas are complemented by visits toSherpa villages, homes and monasteries offering you an insight into the quiet, but culturally vibrant Sherpa way of life.