Gokyo Chola Pass Everest Base Camp Trek

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Overview

Gokyo, Cho-la pass Everest Base Camp is located in the Everest region. It is one of the most famous trekking in the world. Deep in the Himalaya with remote Sherpa valley, their Buddhist culture and incurable blue Gokyo lakes are the measure attraction of this trek. Gokyo, Cho La pass Trek comprises the challenge and adventure to the adventure lover. One will get the opportunity to view the mountains which are above 8000m and is located in the Everest region like Everest 8848m, Lochte 8516m, Makalu 8463m, and Cho Oyu 8201m including a number of peaks. Gokyo Ri, 5357m Cho –La Pass, 5420m Everest base camp 5365m and Kalapather 5555m is the challenging point in this trek but with the challenge the trek offers experience in the Himalaya glacier with amazing surrounds mountains views. Nojumpa glacier is the largest glacier in the world which is right below 6th highest peak Mt Ch Oyu and Gynachunkhang. During the trek, you will see a lot of people feeding Yaks which is mostly used as Expedition transportation and local transportation. There will be more Yak farming mostly in Summer for yak milk and Owl. And also you would have the opportunity to see wild animals and birds like Himalayan Thar, deer, musk deer, etc in this trek. Lodging and Fooding During this trek, we will be staying at the tea houses. The tea houses include facilities of accommodation, food, hot water bath, charging the gadgets, and some of the tea houses provide international food too.

This trek begins from Lukla on to the way to a high pass called Cho-La Pass at 5330 meters into Everest Base Camp. Starting trek from Lukla the way takes to Namche Bazaar. One day acclimatization in Namche Bazaar the next destination reached is Gokyo Lake.  Then you will cross Chola Pass ((5330m) and reach Dzongla. From Dzongla you will be a move towards Gorakshep and the towards Kalapathar(5545m) from where you can have face to face acquaintance with the highest peak of the world the Mount Everest. Then next day trek way follows to Everest Base Camp. Then you return through Tyangboche, a holy place of an ancient Buddhist monastery and Buddhist culture. You take a rest there and naturalize yourself with the scenery of Mt. Everest, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Kangega, Mt. Kwangde, Mt. Nuptse, etc and back to Lukla airport. On the next morning, you take a flight to Kathmandu.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu

Day 02: Sightseeing at Kathmandu valley and trip meeting.

Day 03: An early morning to Lukla from Kathmandu and trek to Phakding. (2610mtrs/8563ft).  Flight 30 minutes and walking for 3 hours. O/N at lodge.

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11286ft). Walking for 5/6 hours. O/N at lodge.

Day 05: Rest day for acclimatization and hiking upwards up to a distance of 3400 to 3880 meters and
back to lodge.

Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3,900m) Walking 5/6 hours. O/N at lodge.

Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4,440m) walking 5/6 hours. O/N at lodge.

Day 08: Rest day for acclimatization and hiking upwards up to a distance of 4,440 to 4700 meters and
back to lodge.

Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4,910) walking 4/5 hours. O/N at lodge.

Day 10: Trek to Gorakshep ( 5,165m)  and EBC (5,364m) total 6/7 hours walking and back to lodge.

Day 11: Early morning climb to Kalapathar and trek to Dzongla (4,843m) 5/6 hrs walking.

Day 12: Trek from Dzongla and pass over Chola (5,360m) then descend to Dragna (4,600m) 6/7 hrs walking.

Day 13: Trek form Dragna(4,600m) to Gokyo lake(5,383m) 3/4 hrs walking.

Day 14: Early morning climb to Gokyo Ri (5,383m) and trek to Dole (4,040m) 6/7 hrs walking.

Day 15: Trek to Namche Bazaar ( 3,440)  6/7 hours walking O/N at lodge

Day 16: Trek to Lukla 2,800m) 6/7 hours walking O/N at lodge.

Day 17: Flight back to Kathmandu 35 minutes, and transfer to Hotel with Bed & Breakfast plan.

Day 18: Departure from Kathmandu to your onward destination.

Physical fitness

Gokyo Chola Pass Everest Base Camp Trek is for those who are physically fit and can walk for hours to reach their destination. It is the Strenuous trek that takes you to the Gokyo pass and base camp of Everest after some hours of a walk down to the moderate paths. As it is difficult Trekking, one needs to be physically fit and healthy. Before planning for this Trek, you need to check your physical condition by consulting your physician. Similarly, handling the low air pressure, high winds and low temperatures and also practicing to carry
the weight can help you through the trip.

Lodging and food

We will be greeting you at International airport and make your stay possible at one of the 3-star hotels
in the town. While you are on the Trek, you will be staying at the Teahouses. The stay may be twin sharing or single(depends on what you want and it is difficult to find a separate bedroom at high above). Likewise, Access The Asia will take you to the best possible place where you can enjoy the hygienic Nepali as well as International food. Accommodation with breakfast, lunch and dinner at different areas during trekking and in camping as per the holiday plan will be provided. For the Lunch and Dinner, while staying at Kathmandu, you are responsible for the payment. There will be the farewell dinner with every guest after they return form their Trek.

Best Time to travel

February to Mid June, September – Mid December is the best for climbing up the Base Camp. Dec &
January are cold which can be snowy, July and August are rainy time, trekking can be done, but visibility
can be weak due to rain.

lukla flights

Lukla airport is also known as Tenzing Hillary airport which lies in Everest region where Mount Everest is
also situated. The airport falls among the most dangerous airport in the world. It is the popular airport because it is the starting point for climbing the EBC. Due to the changing visibility and weather sometimes the flight gets delayed or canceled. You can only take 15kg of your stuff from the Lukla airport or to the Lukla airport (1 or 2 kg more can be taken with extra charge). If the flights get delayed or canceled then you can charter a helicopter which can be a bit costly or else if you go for sharing basis in the helicopter than the cost can be lowered compared to single charter.

 

 

Day 01 Arrival at Kathmandu

Welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport by our representative with company name on placard and direct transfer to hotel in Kathmandu (3 star). Our guide will brief you about next day plan on hotel.

Day 02 Sightseeing at Kathmandu valley and trip meeting.

On this day, cultural city guide will meet you at hotel and he/she will guide you around the Kathmandu valley and you will visit to world heritage sites Bhaktapur Durbar Square,Pashupatinath Temple,Boudhanath Stupa and other cultural and traditional areas after completion of city tour we will return back to office and meet the team and other participant members and discuss over the trip and we will give you a briefing about tour and we will make sure your all the equipments are ready and in fine condition.

Day 03 An early morning to Lukla from Kathmandu and trek to Phakding. (2610mtrs/8563ft). Flight 30 minutes and walking 3 hours. O/N at lodge.

This is the day where all the treks to Everest begins J .Your guide will meet you at hotel and you will be escorted to the domestic terminal of Tribhuvan International airport and take early morning flight to Lukla which is about 30 minutes from Kathmandu. In Lukla we will meet other staffs there we will set luggage for porters to carry. After that we will have a walk through the stone trails and forest observing the local villages and reach Phakding and stay overnight. Note: All the flights to Lukla are scheduled early in the morning however sometimes due to weather problem flight may be delay at those situations we would like you to have patience.

Day 04 Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11286ft). Walking 5/6 hours. O/N at lodge.

On this day we will take breakfast at nearly 7:30 am and without out any further delay we set out for another 5-6 hours walk to Namche Bazar.On the trail we will pass through various suspension bridges and cross the Dudh Koshi river.We will encounter villages like toktok, banker and monjo, Monjo is the getway to Sagarmatha National Park our guide will complete all the necessary formalities to enter to the Sagarmatha National Park. After 15 minutes walk we will arrive at Jorsale and will take lunch there after that we walk alongside the trail of Dudh Koshi river and Bhote Koshi river and steep trails of hills. Overnight at Namche Bazar.

Day 05 Rest day for acclimatization and hiking upwards up to distance of 3400 to 3880 meters and back to lodge.

Although this is a rest day but actually after breakfast we will hike to Everest view point so as to keep ourselves active and adapt to climate moreover from Everest view point we will be able to view the scenic beauty of Ama Dablam, Everest, Lotse, Nuptse, Thamserku, Kongde and so on then we will return back to Namche Bazar and have lunch then if you are interested you can take a short tour of Namche Bazar. Namche Bazar is the biggest and colorful bazaar of Everest or Khumbu region, it is the hub for all the travellers and local people. There are cafes, cyber, pub, ATM’s and other local businesses. Overnight at Namche.

Day 06 Trek to Tangboche (3,900m) Walking 5/6 hourrs. O/N at lodge.

On this day after breakfast we set for another 5/6 hours walk to Tangboche from Namche. On the trail we can explore various flora and fauna and also experience the amazing view of mountains. In between we encounter Kangjuma village which is he junction and it divides the trail to Gokyo Valley and Everest base camp and cross the suspension bridge to reach Phunkitanga and there we will have lunch .After lunch we take the steep trail through the jungle of pine trees and rhododendron. Tangboche is very famous place for its Monastery and form there we can take the closer look of Mt.Everest, Lotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and so on. Overnight at Tangboche.

Day 07 Trek to Dingboche (4,440m) walking 5/6 hours. O/N at lodge.

After taking breakfast we will set for another hike. At first we will take a mild hike downhill for about 30 minutes to Debuche and from there we hike through the shady and lushly forest of rhododendron and pine trees. We cross river through wooden bridge and ascend up towards Pangboche village. Pangboche is Sherpa village we walk through lower Pangboche village we can see Chorten and Mani walls on this trail. From there we reach Somare village there we will have lunch and have mild walk to Dingboche.

Day 08 Rest day for acclimatization and hiking upwards upto distance of 4,440 to 4700 metres and back to lodge.

On this day we will hike up to the distance of 4600 meters for acclimatization. We can see beautiful glimpse of mountains like Makalu, Lotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and so on. We take a tour of Dingboche village.

Day 09 Trek to Lobuche (4,910) walking 4/5 hours. O/N at lodge.

After having breakfast we walk through the wide pass towards Dughla passing glaciers and Khumbu khola. On reaching Dughla we sit down for lunch after that we take the steep route for about one hour to reach Dughla pass where we can see stone graved memories of climbers who died in mountains. From there we take a one hour hike to reach Lobuche. Overnight at Lobuche.

Day 10 Trek to Gorakshep ( 5,165m) and EBC (5,364m) total 6/7 hours walking and back to lodge.

Now we are very close to Everest Base Camp. After having an early breakfast we set for another 2-3 hours hike to Gorakshep. In between we hike through wide pass and walk through the glaciers and rocky terrains. After reaching Gorakshep we will have lunch we keep our luggage in hotel room and we take necessary items like down jacket, gloves, sunglasses, water and some snacks and hike through the glaciers and rocky terrains to Everest Base Camp. The base camp is stunningly beautiful and we can view the amazing scene of Khumbu glacier, Khumbu ice fall, and mountains like Nuptse, Khumbutse and Pumori. Overnight at Gorakshep.

Day 11: Early morning climb to Kalapathar and trek to Dzongla (4,843m) 5/6 hrs walking.

On this day we will wake up early in the morning and move to ascent Kalapathar. Kalapathar meaning black rock in Nepali Language lies at an altitude of 5,644.5, which gives a view point to watch the majestic view of Pumori. Kalapathar also provides a perfect position to watch Mount Everest. Then we will take a rocky trail, steadily descending to Lobuche and from lobuche after a 2 to 3 hours walk we will reach Dzongla. On the way we will encounter with various lakes, rare flower, birds etc. The day will end with 5 to 6 hours of walking and then we will stay at guest house to gain energy for next day.

Day 12: Trek from Dzongla and pass over Chola (5,360m) then descend to Dragnag (4,600m) 6/7 hrs walking.

On this day we will wake up early in the morning and leave Dzongla for more excitement and adventure in our endeavor ahead. At an altitude of 5360 meters we will encounter with one of the popular and challenging mountain pass know as Chola pass. It is really challenging to cross chola and our guide will provide instruction to cross it. Crossing chola pass will add a new memory of adventure to you. Then we will descend to Dragna which lies at an altitude of 4600 meters. From Dzongla via Chola pass to Dragna a total of 6 to 7 hours of walk will exhaust ourselves to our maximum limit, to get relaxation from our fatigue we will stay at guest house in Dragna.

Day 13: Trek from Dragnag(4,600m) to Gokyo(5,383m) 3/4 hrs of walking.

After breakfast we move to Gokyo, crossing Ngozumba Glacier, which is the biggest glacier of all the Khumbu region and is also the source of Dudh Kosi river. Reaching Gokyo we will take lunch and after lunch we will explore Gokyo.Overnight at Gokyo.

Day 14: Early morning climb to Gokyo Ri (5,383m) and trek to Dole (4,040m) 6/7 hrs walking.

At day 13 we will leave dragna after having breakfast. We will move toward Gokyo ri. Gokyo ri is sitated at an altitudeof 5383 meters. It is a popular hamlet with stone houses and considered to be as one of the highest settlement in the earth. From Gokyo ri we will get to see many peaks with an altitude above 8000 meters like Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu.Then we have to leave Gokyo ri to reach our schedule destination “Dole”. Dole lies at an altitude of 4040 meters. It’s an amazing naturally fulfilled place and it will cost 6 to 7 hours of walking from dragna. At dole will stay at guest house for rest and dinner.

Day 15 Trek to Namchebazaar ( 3,440) 6/7 hours walking O/N at lodge

On this day we take breakfast and buckle up to reach Namche. It will take 6 to 7 hours to reach Namche. On the way we will pass the forest and if we are lucky then we can see musk deer, damphe and other rare mountainous flora and funna. Then we ascend ourselves up to reach at Mongla. Then we will descend from mongla and reach to Kanjuma which is the place that we left before on the way to Everest. After that we will gear up ourselves to Namchebazzar. Overnight at Namchhebazzar.

Day 16 Trek to Lukla 2,800m) 6/7 hours walking O/N at lodge.

After breakfast we are set for the last hike to Lukla. We hike mostly down the hill crossing multiple suspension bridge following the trail of Dudh Koshi river and enjoying the surrounding environment and local villages. We take lunch at Phakding after that we hike to Lukla with a comfortable pace. Overnight at Lukla.

Day 17 Flight back to Kathmandu 35 minutes, and transfer to Hotel with Bed & Breakfast plan.

We take early breakfast and are ready to fly back to Kathmandu. Arriving Kathmandu you will be escorted to hotel from our vehicle. At evening we will have farewell dinner in Nepali Traditional Restaurant.

Day 18 Departure from Kathmandu to your onward destination.

Our trek ends here, we would like to thank you for visiting Nepal and it was great for our company to do a wonderful trek with you. Our guide will escort you to Tribhuvan International Airport 2-3 hours before the scheduled flight time.

Date & Price

All Trekking in Nepal, Himalaya Trek, Peak Climbing-Access The Asia Treks adventure travel trips are small group departures and therefore places can fill quickly. To avoid disappointment, we suggest you book your trip as soon as possible.

Dates & Prices

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If our fixed departure dates are not convenient for you or your group, we can also arrange private departures on all of our small group tours. Private group departures will follow the same itineraries as our usual small group tours, or itineraries may be tailormade to suit your own convenient tour date/budgets.

Itineraries may be tailor-made to suit your dates. So if you can’t find a date to suit you or if you want to have your very own tour just with your friends or family then we can help you.

Customised Private Groups:

For most of our usual tours, or itineraries, where there is a group numbering 2 or more, we can customise and organise private group trip(s) where we design the itinerary and activities exclusively for you, according to your requirements and budgets, such as Honeymoon, Anniversary, Family, Scouts, School, College, Fundraising or Charity trips. Find out more about our private group tours.

Many of you may be confused or are totally unknown for what to pack while trekking. Here are some lists of equipment/gear that may be helped for you as gears are the key thing of every trekker.

Head:

  1. Hat
  2. Woolen hat
  3. Scarf
  4. Mask (to prevent yourself from dust)
  5. Sunglass

Clothing (Body)

  1. 3x T-short
  2. 2x thermals topsDown jacket
  3. 2x trekkers pants
  4. Waterproof pants & Jacked

Hands:

  1. Poly lines gloves
  2. Woolen gloves
  3. Heavy weight gloves

Feet:

  1. Trekking boots
  2. Flip flop
  3. 2x inner socks
  4. 3x woolen socks
  5. Sneakers

Accessories

  1. Head light with extra batteries
  2. sleeping bag (Above -10)
  3. Dry pack
  4. Water bottle
  5. Chemo bag
  6. Walking poles
  7. Alarm watch
  8. Day pack (No more then 15kg)
  9. Camera with extra batteries

Personal hygiene:

  1. Towel
  2. Shampoo & soap
  3. Toothpaste & toothbrush
  4. Sunscreen
  5. Lip guard
  6. Body wipes
  7. Female hygiene products (for female client)
  8. Deodorant

Medical:

  1. Personal first aid kit
  2. Dimox or acetylzolamide
  3. Headache pills
  4. Diarrhea pills
  5. Cough / cold medicine
  6. Water purification tablets
  7. Contact lens supplies

Note:

  1. Since of the above mentioned gear down jacket and sleeping bag can be rented.
  2. Our guide will carry a first aid kit but it’s better to have your own.
  3. Bring the entertaining materials as per need.

Cost includes

  1. Airport pickup and drop by private vehicle.
  2. A 3-star hotel in Kathmandu (4 nights or 3 nights as per holiday plan), welcome dinner
  3. Sightseeing at Kathmandu with city guide (Cultural and Traditional heritage sites)
  4. Duffle bag, Sleeping bag, Down jacket (Sleeping Bag and Down jacket must be returned after the trek is completed)
  5. Experienced Government license holder Trekking Guide, Porter (We provide 1 porter for two trekkers), climbing guide, assistant guide and other staffs as per the holiday plan.
  6. Entrance fee for various conservation areas, Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) fee
  7. Flight or Bus fare as per the holiday plan
  8. Accommodation with breakfast, lunch and dinner at different places during trekking and in camping as per the holiday plan
  9. Farewell dinner
  10. Accommodation in star rated hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  11. All government taxes

Cost Excludes

  1. Visa Charge to Nepal and International flight fare.
  2. Lunch and Dinner while staying at Kathmandu.
  3. Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
  4. International airfare and airport departure tax
  5. Hot and cold drinks, alcoholic drinks
  6. Climbing gear (As per your request we can hire it for you)
  7. Additional charges for service added included in holiday plan.

FAQ

It is full of adventures and is completely different from the one that is in your country. Its trekking trails are rugged and rough and take you to minimum altitude of 3000 m and maximum to 5000 m plus.

If you are physically fit, who can walk minimum of 4 hours then it is definitely for you. The minimum trekking altitude ranges from 2000 m plus and can go up to the maximum altitude of 5000 m plus.

Yes, you will, because you will be trekking in the remotest himalayan region of the world, where you are not familar with its trail, villages, people, and their culture. There, the local people do not speak English much, so you need a trekking guide, who can speak their language and Nepali.

Children under age 18 should be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Above this will be accompanied by a guide.

They are because Access the Asia gives the topmost priority to their safety.

Climbing peak or trekking peak is an easy peak whose summit can be reached within 1 or 2 days. Its height ranges 6000 m plus. Some trekking peaks are Island Peak, Yala Peak, and Mera Peak.

It must include the terms and conditions that you need while trekking in the Himalayan Region in an altitude of 4000 m to 6000 m. Your travel insurance company must provide you Helicopter Evacuation Service. Normally, it will cost you up to US $5000 in Nepal. If you are coming to Nepal for climbing then you must do climbing insurance in your country as well. Carefully check the terms and conditions of your insurance company, especially what they cover during trekking and climbing.

US $ 20 a day is enough to buy a bottle of mineral water, tea, coffee and so on in the remote Himalayan Region.

Yes, you should. There is no fixed rates for tipping. Its up to you. But how much you tip should be reasonable.

The trekking guides of Access the Asia are well - trained in the first aid; they also carry the first aid box and do the necessary treatment for you.

You will be flown to Kathmandu in a helicopter for medical attention.

Lodge or guest house accommodation.

Lodge, where, you will have meal, provides you drinking water. A liter of mineral water at lower elevation costs US$ 1, but at higher elevation, it can cost up to US $4.

Lodges and guest houses.

No. But it will always be its responsibility to finish your trip on time and to follow the itinerary.

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