Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking via EBC

Trip Overview
  • Duration 19 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate or Grade B (**)
  • DestinationNepal
  • Meals & AccommodationBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Trip Start & EndKathmandu-Kathmandu
  • Trip TypeTrekking
  • Major AttractionGokyo Lake, EBC, Kalapather
  • Maximum Altitude5545 Meters
  • Best TimeSpring/Autumn

Highlights

  • Gokyo Chola Pass Trek is categorized as an uphill trek but is an exotic experience.
  • Views of snow peaks form a panorama during the trek.
  • Beautiful valleys with small human settlements, lakes, breathtaking passes, and hospitable
  • Sherpa communities make the trek an oasis for the adventure-hungry. 

Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking Via EBC is the most famous trek to the Everest region. This trek combines the awe-inspiring mountain scenery, Buddhist monasteries at high elevation, and Sherpa habitation—sweeping through the home of Sherpa people, round the foothills of the highest peaks, and following the source of Dudh Koshi River to the mystical blue Gokyo Lake in the lap of the Himalayas. Viewpoints at Kala Patthar, Everest Base Camp, and Gokyo Ri all offer fantastic views of the majestic white giant's Mountains. The route is graded as complex and is for experienced trekkers.

Our trek begins after a 40 minutes early morning flight to Lukla with breathtaking views of the snow peaks. For acclimatization and other reasons, the short hike stops at Phakding. The next day, we head to Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Mount Everest. We spend another day here for acclimatization and, meanwhile, also get an insight into Sherpa culture and lifestyle. Beautiful morning views of Mount Everest, AmaDablam, Lhotse, Khantenga, Thamserku, et cetera await us to inspire us in our journey ahead. At Tengboche the next day, we get even better views. As we climb higher to Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorakshep, and Everest Base Camp, we pass deep hidden valleys, monasteries, and viewpoints offering breathtaking views, the best being at Kalapathar. Passing Zongla and Chola Pass in two subsequent days, we reach Gokyo, where the mesmeric Gokyo Lake, a pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhists, awaits us. Gokyo Ri the following day offers views of the whole Everest region. Khumjung, the largest settlement village, passes as we make our way to Namche Bazaar, the commercial heart of the Khumbu region. Dropping from Namche to Pakding and back to the starting point, Lukla, we take a flight back to Kathmandu.

Note:- If you think of an alternate option for This Trek you might consider our Everest base camp trek return by helicopter. If you are short of holiday for ten days, you can get 5 hours Everest base camp helicopter tour. If you are here for an anniversary trip, honeymoon trip, or Engagement trip, you can choose the Luxury Lodge Everest base camp trek. Or if you scare with flight you can do the Everest base camp trek by land too. Probably, this will be a tweetable alternative trip for you.

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Itinerary

Once you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport and have done all of the necessary requirements, one of our staff members will greet you and drive you to the hotel. After breakfast,  we will take a 30-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. From there, we'll begin our journey to  Phakding. The next day, we'll travel to Namche Bazaar. The fourth day will be our acclimatization and rest day. Despite the fact that it's an acclimatization day, we go for a short walk to a  neighboring viewpoint (Thame or Khunde) and explore the area. The following day, we will follow the trails to Tengboche. We will travel from Tengboche Monastery to Dingboche. 

The seventh day will be our second day of rest at Dingboche. With clear views of the Alps, we proceed towards Lobuche. After about 2 to 3 hours of walking, we will arrive at Gorak Shep, which was the original base camp of Mt. Everest. Then we'll make our way to the edge of Everest Base  Camp. We will return to Gorakshep after spending some time at the Everest Base Camp. The following day, we will explore Kalapathar and travel to Zongla. We have a long day ahead of us to reach Chola-La pass. The following day, we will travel to Gokyo. We will visit Gokyo Ri and then return to Gokyo. We will trek from Gokyo to Dole and Namche Bazaar. After reaching Lukla,  the trek's final day will come to a close. Then we will take a flight back to Kathmandu.

Day to Day Info

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Our Airport Representative will meet you at the Tribhuwan International Airport. A drop to the Hotel by private tourist vehicle is arranged. You can either take a rest or meet us at our office and know the detailed arrangement of the Trek. Overnight stay at the hotel.

  • Hotel
  • B/B
  • 30 Minutes
  • 1320Meters

 

After breakfast, the early flight to Lukla from Kathmandu airport is thirty minutes of breathtaking mountain views. From the Tenzing-Hillary Airport Lukla, we move on to meet the rest of the crew and make arrangements and final preparations. The hike to Phakding takes around three hours and passes the Chaurikharka village to follow the Dudhkoshi River, a short one to assist acclimatization. Overnight stay in a lodge.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 3-4 hours
  • 2610m

 

Today’s walk starts with pine forests and pasture lands with several suspension bridges to cross at various points of the Dudh Koshi River. The climb becomes steeper upon reaching Dudh Koshi's and Bhote Koshi's confluence. After walking for about two hours, we get a viewpoint giving the first sight of Mount Everest. After passing Jorsale, we reach Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Everest and a trading center where we rest for the day.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 6-7 Hours
  • 3443 Meters

 

Namche Bazaar, the most significant settlement in the Khumbu region, is well facilitated with ATMs, Internet cafes, restaurants, bakeries, et cetera. Although it’s a rest day for acclimatization, we go for a short hike to a nearby viewpoint (Thame or Khunde) and take a tour of the place, including the Tourist Visitor Center, where information about Everest climbers, Sherpa people, and their culture and flora and fauna of the region are briefed.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 3-4 Hours
  • 3443 Meters

We follow the trail that climbs the top of a ridge offering panorama Views of Thamserku, KusumKangaru, and Kantega. After walking around a branch ridge, the views of AmaDablam, Lhotse, Everest, Tawetse, and Nuptse suddenly unveiled. We then start descending and come to the crossroad with one way leading to Gokyo valley. Walking through the village, we soon reach the Dudh Koshi River. The first half of the climb to Tengboche is strenuous. However, it eases off as the trail approaches the forested area. With splendid views in the backdrop, the climb along the mountainside leads to a stone gate that marks the entrance to Tengboche. The sunset falling on Everest and AmaDablam makes for an outstanding view. Tengboche gives one of the best panoramic views of the snow giants. You can spend your night in lodge.

 

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 6-7 Hours
  • 3875Meters

From the Tengboche Monastery, we take a trail through rhododendron forest to Deboche and further to ImjaKhola. Then we climb to Pangboche (3930m), a Sherpa village with the oldest monastery in the region. We move to another town Somare and reach the beautiful Dingboche (4250m) late afternoon. Overnight stay in a Lodge.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 6-7 Hours
  • 4410Meters

It is our second rest day. We will spend the day exploring the village and its nearby areas. After having breakfast, we will hike to a hilltop located 5,100 meters above Dingboche at the edge of Chhukung village. The hike will be steep and demands a little more energy. From the top, we will get to see outstanding himalayas views of Kangtega (6,782 m), Taboche Peak (6,542 m),  Lobuche East (6,119 m), Lobuche West (6,145 m), Ama Dablam (6,812 m), and Thamserku (6,623 m). If the weather is clear, we will also see the stunning view of Mt. Makalu (8,481 m), the fifth highest mountain in the world. After spending some at the top, we will return to Dingboche to spend our night.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 3-4 Hours
  • 4410Meters

 

With clear views of the peaks, we move on towards Lobuche. The trail drops to Dugla and crosses a river to ascend again atop a ridge and continues on to the moraine of Khumbu glacier, and further on to Lobuche (4950m) where we stay for the night in a Lodge.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 6 Hours
  • 4910 Meters

Here comes the most awaited day of our trip. Today, we will wake up early and have breakfast. After that, we will begin walking gradually along the side of the Khumbu Glacier. After trekking for around 2 to 3 hours, we will reach Gorakshep, which used to be the initial base camp of Mt. Everest. Then, we will ascend to Everest Base Camp's edge. Along the way to the Everest base camp, we will get to see breathtaking views of the Khumbu Icefall, Mt. Everest (8,848 m), and Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), and Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Lingtren (6,749 m), and many others. After spending some time at the Everest Base Camp, we will return to Gorakshep, where we will spend the night. 

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 7-8 Hours
  • 5364 Meters(EBC)

 

Today we explore Kalapathar. The Kalapatthar hill is renowned for panoramic and most exquisite views of Mount Everest and other snow giants like Pumori, Nuptse, and Lintren. We drop down from Gorakshep along the glacial moraine and change the path to Zongla, where we stop for the day. Zongla was the last stop before crossing the Cho La Pass at 5483m.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 7-8 Hours
  • 4740 Meters

It’s a long and strenuous day ahead. The climb to Cho La pass is challenging, with no water stations, so you should carry an extra bottle. Descending from the key, the trail reaches Thangnak, our next campsite, where we stay overnight in a lodge.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 7 Hours
  • 4700 Meters

 

From Thangnak, we descend to Ngozumpa Glacier to cross it and pass through the mesmerizing natural beauty of the turquoise lakes Longpongo and TabocheTsho. The third lake, DudhPokhari, is where the Gokyo village is situated. With the backdrop of Cho-Oyo, the beautiful and well-facilitated town and its outstanding periphery are our shelters after this adventurous day.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 4-5 Hours
  • 4790 Meters

 

We start early today to GokyoRi (5883m), which lies above the village. The steep climb of about four hours to the top is quite strenuous yet rewards with one of the best views of Everest, Makalu, and Lhotse, among others. The fourth, fifth, and sixth lakes also lie along the way. We return to Gokyo where we stay overnight.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 3-4 Hours
  • 5883m

From Gokyo, we take the downhill to DudhKoshiriver and across the Ngozumpa Glacier. The easy walk passes through the second and first lakes. Views of Cholatse, Taboche, and other peaks are magnificent along the way. We gradually drop to Machhermo where Cho Oyu,Kangtega, and Thamserku form amazing views. The trail further passes through small settlements of Luza and Lhafarma to reach Dole where we stay overnight.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 6-7 Hours
  • 4200 Meters

As we further drop down, the flora and fauna get richer. The steep descent passes through PhortseTenga to Mong La and gradually towards Namche. While on the way you can take bid farewell to Mount Khumbila, Taboche, Thamserku, AmaDablam, Everest and Tengboche that form a backdrop. Overnight stay in Namche.

 

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 6-7 Hours
  • 3443 Meters

The trail descends through juniper, pine, and rhododendron forests and crosses the highest suspension bridge over Dudh Koshi to reach Jorsale. A walk further to Phakding takes around an hour and a half. It’s a pleasant walk along beautiful terrain. You can explore the lifestyle of people in Lukla or take a rest. Overnight stay in a hotel.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 7 Hours
  • 2850 Meters

 

An early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. The taking off is a dramatic scene just as the landing. The rest of the day can be used for sightseeing or relaxation and celebration.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 1/2 an hour Flight
  • 1320Meters

Departure from Kathmandu. A drop from the hotel to the airport 3 hours before the scheduled flight time is arranged in a private tourist vehicle. You can also extend your trip by opting for another program.

  • Breakfast
  • 30 Minutes
  • 1320m

Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.

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Trip Map

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Cost Details

Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private vehicle.
  • All your stander Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • Tea House hotel accommodation during the trek.
  • A highly experienced, helpful, and friendly Government license holder Guide his food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, and medicine.
  • Round Trip flight fare (Kathmandu - Lukla-Kathmandu)
  • Kathmandu & domestic airport taxes in Kathmandu and Lukla airport for groups and crews.
  • National Park permits.
  • TIMS (Trekker's Information Management System)
  • All ground transportation.
  • All our government taxes.
  • Official expanse.

Excludes

  • Your travel insurance. (Compulsory)
  • No meal and accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Potter.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Items of a personal nature include alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, and laundry.
  • Personal trekking Equipment.
  • Tips for guide and potter etc.

Dates & Price

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Essential Info

 Travel Insurance

When going for a trek to the Everest region, you need to take all types of insurance. It would help if you took all the insurance for your safety. It includes medical insurance and accidental insurance. 

For the safety of our guests considering the Everest Base Camp Trek, we strongly advise them to get travel insurance. During Everest Base Camp Trekking, you will be experiencing a remote location. Therefore, we will be forced to deploy an airlift to provide you with immediate medical care in an accident or any unforeseen medical emergency (which seldom occurs).

Until travel insurance or the Passenger commits to pay the fee to pay the costs, rescue providers, particularly emergency evacuation service providers, do not get ready. As a result, travel insurance is essential when walking to Everest's base camp.

Packing List

The following is the list of the things and equipment that we will need to carry with us when you are heading on the journey. 

1. For the upper part of the body

  • Hat: You'll need a nice, wide-brimmed trekking hat to keep the sun off your face. Lightweight, simple to carry, and neck-covering styles are the best. The primary reason for wearing a hat while trekking is to protect yourself from the sun while you're out on the trail.
  • Headlamp: Along with the hat, it is better to carry a headlamp with you during the trek. Headlamps are lights that are worn on a person's head. Due to their hands-free operation, these gadgets are great for trekking and hiking. It's ideal to have your hands free when hiking so you can deal with anything Mother Nature throws at you or pull your stuff. At night, trails can be hard to navigate. These footprints generally incorporate pebbles, tree roots, twigs, and even animals and resemble an uncharted maze. These hazards can be dangerous, and having your hands free allows you to catch yourself, move obstacles, sprint, or fend off an enraged rabbit on the track.
  • Woolen Hat: When you move to higher elevations, you get a high chance of being caught by cold. So, it is suggested to carry a woolen hat with you for your protection. Not every hat is equally suitable for trekking, so it is safer to take a woolen hat; it will be available with you if you need it. 
  • Sun Protecting Hat: Day during your trial can be sunny, and the rays directly showered upon you. It will protect UV rays from entering your skin. We must be more careful regarding our heads and protect the scalp from sunburn and skin cancer. 
  • Sunglasses: As we move towards high altitude, the atmospheric layer becomes thinner, which increases exposure to harmful rays because the capacity to filter these rays becomes less. Therefore, we need to carry sunglasses to protect our eyes from harmful rays.

2. Body Part

  • Waterproof jackets and trousers: Rain on the path is always possible, especially if you intend to hike between June and September (we strongly advise against walking in the region). We recommend bringing rain gear with you as a precaution, preferably a gore-tex membrane hardshell jacket. An inexpensive pair of waterproof pullovers will typically be enough for pants.
  • T-shirt: It is suggested to wear light clothes during trekking to avoid extreme sweating and discomfort. A t-shirt is best to wear during such trips. 
  • Clothing: Layering is a significant walk component due to the considerable fluctuation in altitude and temperature. You'll be able to quickly adapt to the climate and be comfortable and safe if you can add and remove layers of clothes while trekking. If you intend on hiking during the cooler winter months of December through February, you'll want to bring some extra layers.
  • Gloves: You will need to carry your gloves with you because gloves will help protect your hands from sweat, extreme weather conditions, and other inconvenient situations that may cause discomfort and injury.

Lower Body Clothing

  • Thermal Inners: Thermal inners are insulators between your body and the surrounding cold air. They trap body heat and prevent heat loss. Use the ones generally made with polyester or give extra comfort and flexibility.
  • Trousers: A full-length pair of trekking trousers provides solid path protection, preventing cuts and scratches from prickly plants, twigs, rocks, and other hazards. This allows you to travel calmly while trekking without the sound of rustling plants and enables you to get near to animals without making a nuisance.
  • Down Jacket: One of the most significant purchases you'll make is a down jacket. On a hiking or climbing journey throughout the journey, having the correct warm, insulating layer may make or break your pleasure level. When you are heading for a trek in the Everest region, You must include a down jacket in your packing list. 

3. Footwears

  • Trekking Boots: Trekking boots are necessary as they are specifically designed to protect the foot and ankles during long-distance trekking. They are one of the essential items of trekking as they can determine a trekker's ability to walk long distances without injury.
  • Socks: A trekking sock is essential for avoiding blisters. Unlike a weak, stinking cotton sock, a hiking hose will not continually brush against the back of your foot and will give substantial protection from friction caused by your shoe. The socks maintain a constant temperature for the feet. Socks are incredibly soft and comfortable on foot.

4. Other Types of Equipment for Trekking 

  • Trekking Poles: Trekking poles intersperse your arms and shoulders into the trekking movement, allowing you to use better muscles to force yourself uphill and control your downhill. The result is an expansion in rate without an accumulation in leg soreness.
  • First Aid Kids: First aid kits are a must-have for every trekker. They help you with necessary treatment during the trial. Thus to minimize the risk of infection or injury severity, we must take it with ourselves. A well-stocked kit contains items that treat burns, injuries, scrapes, and cuts.
  • Sleeping Bags: Though we will be staying in hotels and there will be services, still take no risk and carry a sleeping bag with you. If you want the best night's sleep on the trail, it is recommended to take your sleeping bags with you.
  • Personal Bags: When going on an outdoor trek, you want to be sure that you'll be comfortable the entire time. A bag is fundamental if you're hiking a long and challenging walk. The type of trekking backpack you use will significantly impact how pleasant your adventure will be. If you're carrying many goods, you'll need a bag that distributes the weight properly, so you don't get tired soon.

Altitude Sickness and Prevention

Altitude sickness refers to symptoms that occur when your body is exposed to a higher elevation for an extended length of time.

When traveling to higher altitudes, there is a maximum chance of suffering from AMS (Acute mountain sickness).

When people are traveling and rising or being moved to a higher level fast, altitude sickness is prevalent. The lower the air pressure and oxygen levels are, the higher you climb. Our bodies can handle the change, but it will take time for them to acclimate. Preventing altitude sickness also requires staying hydrated. During your climb, drink plenty of water. Climb at a comfortable speed for you. It's also crucial to remember that even if you're taking acetazolamide, you might still experience altitude sickness. The drug will not help you if you already have symptoms. The only effective cure is to descend to a lower altitude.

So to prevent AMS, we will take two acclimatization breaks every thousand meters. We will trek at the higher altitude but sleep in, the lower to cure this altitude sickness. If we suffered from acute mountain sickness, we would take rest immediately at the same place. We will drink more liquid to stay hydrated, like soup and water, to energize. If the case starts to get worse, we will have to take rescue by helicopter.

Passport and Visa

A passport is the most crucial need when we are out on our trip. We need to take at least one copy of our passport and visa. We will get the access before we arrive. A Nepal visa is required to visit the Everest region. You can receive a ticket on arrival at the main entry points, but if you like to be prepared, you may apply for a Nepal visa ahead of time. Most essential, you must have your passport and two passport-size pictures. You'll also need to obtain a Mountaineering License (Everest climbing permit) from the Tibet Mountaineering Association if you intend to go to the advanced base camp of Everest. 

Banking and ATM

Typically our package is enclosed with food and accommodation, so, for personal use, you might need cash. However, there is less chance of getting an ATM. Therefore, you will need to carry some money before heading out for the trek. We have two ATMs on the Everest route, but this might not always work because of the satellite. Lukla and Namche Bazaar are the only two stations on the Everest Base Camp route where ATMs are available.

Guides, Porters, And Tipping System in Nepal

Our Everest Base Camp trekking guide porters will be fully insured and knowledgeable about the Everest region journey, not only Everest Base Camp. We have been helping and promoting local people from the beginning of the Everest Region Trek. For your trekking trips in Nepal, we guarantee that we will offer you outstanding guides and skilled porters.

 Local Guides are English-speaking locals who will accompany you on the path for the duration. They won't carry your baggage, but they will be able to answer your questions and provide information about the location as you go. 

It is always suggested that you take a guide with you. Because when traveling at a high elevation, you might suffer from AMS if you are not much familiarised with treks guide will be very supportive to you. 

During the journey, porters will carry your luggage for you. They speak very little English and will be unable to comprehend any inquiries you may pose. To help you travel freely, you can take your porter with you to help you carry your things. 

As for Tipping, It will cost you 10percent of the total cost. This ten percent is further distributed as 60 to the guide and forty to the porter.

Everest trek food and accommodation

Accommodation

The Everest Base Camp climb is a lodge hike. You will spend the night at a clean and pleasant lodge managed by a local family. A tiny room with two twin beds and a separate bathroom with a familiar washroom facility may be available in higher-elevation lodges. Carry a decent sleeping bag to remain warm because the lodge's blanket will not suffice. We have both luxury and basic accommodation.

 We can get luxury accommodations are Lukla, Phakding, Manjo, Namche, Everest view hotel, and Debuche. Rest at other places we can get better accommodation but not like these places.  

 Our Everest Base Camp trek package includes three meals (breakfast, lunch, and supper) during the expedition. 

Food

All meals are prepared according to the lodge's menu. Usually, there is a multi-cuisine option on the menu. Pizza, burgers, fish & chips, freshly made coffee, bakery products, and other items are available in Lukla and Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazar and Lukla have several options for food, but mostly you can only find regular food. 

The Everest view hotel provides outstanding tea and foods services to the trekkers. In addition, you may order a warm, and nutritious breakfast, lunch, or supper made using locally sourced organic ingredients. The menu ranges from western to Indian and regional cuisines.

 For breakfast, you must have traditional Tibetan bread and bread/ Chapati. There is also a large selection of hot soup alternatives. In addition, pancakes, oatmeal, muesli, and omelets are all available.

Similarly, hot drinking water is available for refilling your reusable water bottle in lodges and tea shops. (Nepali cuisine, freshly prepared and sanitary)

Booking terms and conditions

For booking we are flexible, but when you confirm you have to pay 25 percent and the rest, you can spend on arrival. We don't have any hidden charges. 

Note:- If you plan to join a group, we have different terms and conditions for this, and you can contact us.

Our reservations are made through Mountain Rock Treks & Expedition Pvt. Ltd. To reserve a package, fill out a Booking Form and send it to the Company with your deposits and insurance payment (if applicable). You will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit of 25% of the trip fee at booking for all trips. You can pay the remaining balance after arriving in Kathmandu and before the tour departs.

The Company or its Agent should receive the non-refundable deposit. Tailor-made vacations with the Company may demand a larger deposit or full payment at booking. If a deposit is required in addition to that specified in this section, the firm will notify you at the time of booking. You can use a bank transfer or a credit card deposit to secure a reservation (Visa or MasterCard). Follow the instructions on the reservation form.

Last-minute booking for Everest Region Trek

We are flexible on booking. However, when it comes to last-minute cancellations, we are non-refundable. So if you want to join one of our Everest Base Camp Trek packages at the last minute, you must pay the total package price to secure your spot.

We'll do our best to get things in order at the last minute. Make sure you arrive in Kathmandu at least a day before the adventure begins. Further for information, please get in touch with us directly.

A Client's cancellation must be in writing and confirmed by the Company. The cancellation price will be determined by the date the Company or its Agents receives the cancellation request.

If you decide to cancel at the last minute after you have confirmed it, you will forfeit the 25% payment. Likewise, if you choose to cancel your trip after it has begun for any reason, you will lose the whole trip cost. Unfortunately, we don't provide refunds once you've started your journey.

It is strongly recommended that the Client purchase termination insurance at the time of booking.

Travel Tips ( Electricity, Internet, ATM, Luggage, tipping, personal expenses)

There is no electricity in all those places, so it's better to have your backup. As for backup, we can still use battery and chargers, but you need to pay extra charges for that. In the lodges, there are charging kiosks where you may set your gadgets. But, again, you might have to pay a small fee for the service. So bring extra chargers or a solar charger with you.

There might not be internet facilities in all places for the internet so that you can use data.

You might also need to pay additional charges to use the internet facility. The internet connectivity along the trekking path is spotty at best, and it only gets worse as you climb higher. Please don't get caught up in sharing the adventure; instead, try to enjoy it as much as possible.. 

So it is recommended to have your cash for your expenses. You can use it for electricity, internet, and other additional costs like bakeries and pastries and money for tipping. Because there are no ATMs above Namche Bazar, bring extra cash to spend while walking. On the road, you may require some money to purchase more beverages, food, or amenities such as a hot shower, internet, etc. 

You ripped extra baggage for free in the hotel's locker room. Each trekker can bring up to 10 kilograms of hiking gear (carried by porters).

Tipping will not be included in the cost of our EBC trek package because it is required. However, the guide and porter anticipate some. 

Keep some cash on hand if you want to buy souvenirs, food, or beverages. Other costs, like travel insurance and foreign flight tickets, are not included in our package price. For further details, see our cost includes and exclusions section.

Lukla flight and cancellation

We have very unpredictable weather in the Himalayas, so our flight will be unscheduled some of the time. But sometimes, because of the weather, our flight will be delayed or canceled. We will have other options to take a helicopter or postpone for the next time, so better to have added one or two days after the trip to ensure your international flight wouldn't be disturbed. 

Due to inclement weather, flights from Kathmandu to Lukla/Kathmandu may be delayed or canceled for a day. Even in the finest season, something may happen. As a result, Mountain rock treks and expeditions always recommend staying an extra night in Kathmandu. If your vacation goes well, you may be able to take a Kathmandu city tour and purchase souvenirs.

If you need to cancel your journey to Lukla, we will rebook you on the next available flight. Alternatively, if you prefer to rent a helicopter to Lukla, we can assist you with that as well.

How Tough/Difficult is the Everest Region Trek?

As for the treks done in the Everest region, We have various treks packages. Some are easy, and some are moderate and difficult as well. 

List of the treks done in the Everest region along with their nature. 

  1. Everest view trek (EASY)
  2. Gokyo valley trek (EASY)
  3. Everest base camp trek (MODERATE)
  4. Ranjo la pass trek (MODERATE)
  5. Gokyo lake and Gokyo Ri trek (MODERATE)
  6. Three high passes trek (DIFFICULT)
  7. Everest base camp luxury lodge trek (DIFFICULT)
  8. Everest trek via Gokyo lake and Cho la pass trek (DIFFICULT)

 

FAQs

  • Q1. How difficult is the Gokyo Trek?

    The trek to Gokyo Lake is moderately challenging. This journey demands you to be in good shape and have stamina because it requires you to walk for 5 to 6 hours, omitting the acclimation days. The tough paths, steep terrains, and high passes prove more difficult.

  • Views of Everest, Lhotse, and the surrounding mountains may be seen from the pass. We also view the breathtaking scenery of Gokyo Lake and Gokyo hamlet, which are located beneath the Ngozumba glacier.

  • Gokyo Lakes are oligotrophic lakes located in Nepal's Sagarmatha National Park at an elevation of 4,700-5,000 m (15,400-16,400 ft) above sea level.

  • One of the most well-liked and fantastic trek routes in Nepal's Everest region is the Gokyo Lake Trek, which is less crowded and a little bit shorter than the standard Everest Base Camp trek. You get the impression that you are walking on a slice of paradise when you hike up to Gokyo lake.

  • The hike to Gokyo Lake is a little challenging. For this journey, which demands walking for 5 to 6 hours total, omitting acclimatization days, you must be in decent physical and mental form. The difficult terrain, steep slopes, and high passes prove to be more demanding.

  • Gokyo Peak is a 5,357-meter (17,575-foot) peak in the Khumbu region of Nepal's Himalayas. It is situated on the western side of the Ngozumpa glacier, Nepal's largest glacier and claimed to be the largest in the entire Himalayas.

  • You will take a short and scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla airport. You will descend from Lukla to Phakding. Trekking through Sagarmatha National Park will bring you to Namche Bazaar. After visiting Tengboche monastery, the trek will go to Dingboche, a pleasant valley in the Khumbu region. You'll then make your way to Everest Base Camp via Lobuche and Gorakshep.

    The following day, you will trek up to Kala Patthar's viewpoint to see a beautiful sunrise and a 360-degree vista of the Himalayas. The trail continues to Gokyo Valley, over the difficult Cho La Pass, where you will witness spectacular Gokyo Lakes and spend the night in charming Gokyo towns.

  • Yes, you may do the Gokyo Cho La Pass Trip without a guide, but this begs the question, is it safe to attempt the Everest Chola Pass trek alone?

    No, it does not. Even though you have an excellent map and weather forecast, you have no idea what kind of terrain you will be trekking in. Furthermore, the weather can change at any time. You can do the Gokyo Chola Pass Trek alone if you merely want to stroll, but if you want to experience it, travel with a guide and porter.

    They will tell you about the region, communities, landmarks, and stories. Guides are also trained in first aid. They understand how to deal with emergency situations in the Himalayas.

  • Yes, travel insurance is required for the EBC Gokyo chola passTrek. Travel insurance protects you in the event of an emergency. Airlift, property loss, theft, and trip cancellation are all covered by travel insurance.

  • You will spend the night above 4,000 meters and reach more over 5,000 meters during the Gokyo Chola Pass Trek. This suggests that the environment and weather will be exceedingly chilly, possibly below freezing. As a result, make sure you have high-quality thermal clothing on hand. The rain makes the trail slippery, and winter is terrible, therefore you can't undertake Gokyo Chola Pass EBC Kalapathar Trekking all year. Furthermore, the vistas are obscured by fog and clouds. Autumn and spring are the finest seasons for Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking.

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    I wholeheartedly endorse Mountain Rock Treks. We've just arrived in Gokyo Lakes after leaving Bhandar. Our second journey with them. Dipak, the proprietor, is incredibly kind and simple to work with. Rabin, our guide, has always been incredibly helpful and considerate, especially while our daughter was ill. Our porters are so powerful and cheerful all the time. Over mountains that we could hardly drag ourselves over, they carried our luggage. Without all of these wonderful people, we could not have succeeded. awaiting our next adventure with them.

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    KelvinHong KongJuly 10, 2022
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    What a wonderful journey! It was a fantastic experience. This staff was competent and safe. Every minute was enjoyable. Thank you a lot! Looking forward to returning soon!

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    SaruCanadaMay 04, 2021
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