Gokyo Chola pass EBC Trek
Gokyo Chola pass EBC Trek is one of the most exciting and adventurous treks into the Everest region. Trek along the Gokyo Valley, Gokyo Ri and the high pass of Chola (5420 m.), trekking through small villages and forest. You will also be able to view four highest mountains of the world, Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8481m), Cho oyu (8201m), and many other spectacular peaks. The natural beauty, the unique ancient culture of the Sherpa people, verdant forest, walking over pristine snow, and crossing over heart-stopping high passes provide visitors with the utmost pleasure and will be a memory to last a lifetime.
Each and every path is filled with adventure and excitement. You will be capturing moments that you will never have experienced before. The major highlights of this trek are the superb mountain vistas, blessed lakes of the Gokyo Valley, scenic river valleys, spectacular glaciers, and crossing the grand Chola Pass to name a few. Come and enjoy the thrill of trekking in this glorious location with Local experts and feel the difference.
- Scenic flights to/from Lukla
- Sherpa culture & Monasteries
- Gokyo Lakes, view from Gokyo Ri, and crossing Chola.
- Everest Base camp and view from kalapattar
- 3 nights in Kathmandu Hotel
- 13 nights at Trekking tea houses
- Guided trekking trip to EBC
- Max. Elevation 5545m.
At a glance
Diffculties and Safety
Trekking to everest Base Camp Via Gokyo Chola pass is not an easy thing with lots of uphill, downhill and high altitude. Average fitness is required not to be in the pain make sure you have enough walking experience to enjoy the trek. Most of the days include 4-7 hours walking. Altitude can be the problem too so drinking lots of fluids and going slowly is important to avoid altitude sickness.
Your safety is of our major concern. Your Trekking guide has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. The Guide will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
Itinerary Details ( Click on the days to see the extended form. )
We will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free time to explore Thamel.
Meet the guide, Breifing about the whole trip, discuss the trip itinarary and shoping, get ready for next morning where bigest adventure waiting starts. Free evening to explore Kathmandu.
Your guide will come to pick up you at your hotel and drive to Airport, scary, breathtaking, scenic 35 minutes flight to Lukla at 2840m. After making ready your bag pack to carry by the porter, you will start your trek to Chaurikharka village and make a descent towards the Dudhkosi Ghat (2,530m) and another hour trek to reach Phakding along the Dhudh kosi river and small village.
After the breakfast we continue our trek along the Dhudh Koshi river for 2-3 hours and we enter the Sagarmatha National Park. We check into the National Park and get stamps on our trekking permits. After one hour we cross the high bridge of Dhudh Koshi River and climb straight up to Namche through the pine forest. About 6-7 hours walking.
Acclimatization day, go higher sleep lower. so we do some hiking to acclimatize our body and same time you will visit the National Park headquarter office, museum, monastery and hike to Everest View Hotel for a superb Mt. Everest view. We will then return to Namche for the night.
Trek to Dole via Mong la, Today’s trek will be very scenic and awesome panoramic Himalayan ranges include Everest while trekking. and down bellow Dudhakosi will be singing continue.
Now you are entering high altitude land, thin air, coldness and altitude can kick you slowly. Enjoy the scenery while trekking and trek slow, drink lots of water to avoid altitude sickness.
We follow a very scenic path to Pangka village and then descend slightly, following one of the melt-water Rivers which flow down the west side of the Ngozumpa Glacier. Crossing the path that heads across the glacier to the Cho La the third lake is known as Dudh Pokhari and on its east shore is the summer settlement of Gokyo (4791m). Walking by the side of the lake, the scenery is magnificent with the summits of Cho Oyu and Gyachung Kang reflected in its emerald green waters. Check in to the tea house and rest.
It will be the one of the most beautiful mornings of your trip. Wake up Early and hike to the Gokyo-Ri, for a panoramic view of the Himalayan range including the top of the world, Everest. It takes approximately 2 hrs to climb and 1 hour to walk back to the tea house and continue our trek to Thangnak.
BIG Day! Start trek early morning to avoid the wind on Cho La pass (5368m) then trek continue down to Dzongla (4830 meters) 6-8 hours. Enjoy your lunch and have rest.
Gentle walk today. Only about 6 Km to walk and mostly gradual. Reach to Lobuche (4910m) enjoy your hot lunch and rest. One more day to reach your goal, EBC.
We will get an early start for our trek to Everest Base Camp. After 2-3 hours hiking we reach Gorakshep (5190m) and this is your overnight stay place, check in the room leave your bags enjoy the hot foods and continue trek to Everest base camp (5365m) another 2 hours. From EBC, the view is one of the most spectacular anywhere in the World, after the few photographs you will return to the Gorakshep same route which takes about 1.5 hours.
Early morning hike to Kalapattar(1.9km) 2 hours, for sunrise view, which will be one of the best view from the EBC trip include Everest. After taking few snaps while you are on the top of kalapattar then back to Gorakshep for breakfast. Check out from the tea house and trek down to Pheriche for the night.
You will descend approx 800 m. all the down to Namche Bazzar same route and stay overnight at tea house, enjoy the hot shower and good food and have goodnight sleep. Its long walk but easier to gong down hill, at least you can breath. – See more at: http://www.mountainworldtreks.com/trek/everest-base-camp-trek/#sthash.O2RYX2mz.dpuf
Namche to Lukla drop down 600m. And enjoy your last night at Himalaya.
35-minutes amazing, scenic flight back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel. Free time to relax and enjoy good food and drinks.
This one extra day might be very useful some time if there is anything wrong on the trek can use this day for incase. if everything goes well as plan than you can do sightseeing tour in Kathmandu too. Shopping for friends and familes and get ready to fly back home next day.
Your guide will come to meet you at hotel and he will drop you the airport before 3 hours than your flight time for your onward destination.
Note: Above itinerary can be possible to customize if you want to.
- Airport Pick up and drop off
- All domestic land and air transportation
- All Accommodation
- 3 main course meals a day while trekking
- Guide and porters
- Trekking permits and TIMS
- Mountain World Treks t-shirt and trekking map
- A comprehensive medical kit
What's not included
- Flights To/From Nepal
- Tourist Visa
- Travel insurance
- Meals while not on the trek
- Personal expenses such as snacks, gear, drinks, laundry, phone calls, wifi, charging devices, hot shower etc.
- Tips for the guide, porters and driver
- Any extra costs due to unforeseen circumstances
This trip can be possible to customize as you want and you may extension your Nepal trip as well. Here are the few options what you may do.
1. Kathmandu sightseeing tour.
2. Chitwan jungle safari tour.
3. White water Rafting.
4. Bungee Jumping.
Accommodation & Food details
We will provide tourist standard accommodations in Kathmandu and this is possible to upgrade in your choice. All the accommodation in the cities and trekking will provided on twin sharing basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost extra.
During Gokyo Chola pass EBC Trek, we can enjoy authentic Nepalese food (Dal Bhat) as well the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.). 3 main course meals will be provided during trekking and only breakfast is included while you are in Kathmandu.
Best Time To Visit
Autumn (Sept to Nov) and Spring (March to May) are the best seasons to do Everest Base Camp Trek. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. If you wish to avoid crowds and enjoy some alone time with nature then taking this trip during winter (Dec- Feb) could also be an another great option.
However, the temperature during winter could be harsh for most guests and there chance to get snow too. Trekking in the Summer or Monsoon seasons (June to Aug) will be affected by rain but the Summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist.
You are advised to consider the following equipment as essentials while packing. Please use this link as a guideline. Adjustments to the list can be managed according to our requirements, interests, duration of trip, and season of trip.
We can find variety of these gears to hire or buy in Kathmandu. Majority of the gears which are in sale in Kathmandu are locally manufactured (hence a lot cheaper) and can find very high quality branded gears too in some famous stores in Kathmandu.