Gokyo chola pass trek From 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, Kalapathar
  • Maximum Altitude5545 Meters
  • Best TimeSpring/Autumn

Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking amidst a world teeming with tourism opportunities, Nepal stands as a haven for adventurers seeking high-altitude trekking experiences. This awe-inspiring mountainous nation boasts captivating peaks, rolling hills, serene basins, picturesque valleys, and vast dun areas, captivating travellers from every corner of the globe.

Located within its terrain are the world's tallest mountain range, Mount Everest, and numerous other peaks rising above 8000 metres. While trekking has long been a favoured activity in this country, the appeal of personalised hiking options has drawn an even larger crowd. In this regard, we present a genuinely unique trekking journey: the Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass Gokyo Trek.

The Gokyo Cho La Pass Everest Base Camp Trek offers a more thrilling experience than other treks in the region. With this in mind, the trek covers the usual highlights like Namche Bazaar, Tengboche Monastery, Gorak Shep, and Everest Base Camp. But what sets the trek apart from the regular Everest base camp trek is the journey to Gokyo Lakes through the challenging Cho La Pass (5,330m) at a high altitude.

Though some days demand 8 to 9 hours of trekking, most are about 5 to 6 hours long. This adventure is perfect for those with endurance and a spirit of exploration. Arriving and exiting from Lukla allows for maximum time amidst the mountains. However, acclimatisation is essential, which takes place in the renowned Namche Bazaar. From there, you can take a short yet steep walk to Syangboche for an up-close view of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku.

Combining the Everest base camp, Gokyo valley, and the high Chola pass at 5420m elevation, this trail blesses stunning views of Himalayan giants: Everest (8,848 m.), Lhotse, Makalu, Amadablam, Kanchenjunga, Nuptse, Pumori, and more. Nature's beauty, Sherpa culture, lush forests, snowy paths, and the high pass create an unforgettable experience.

Gokyo Valley, a remote Himalayan gem, reveals mountains, glaciers, and the enchanting Gokyo Lake. Likewise, the cultural highlights from festivals like the Dumji festival delight in April, the Mani Rimdu festival Sherpas and the Dance in their monasteries are very memorable. This trek offers mountain vistas, the Sacred Lakes of Gokyo, river valleys, glaciers, and the Chola pass crossing—a true heavenly pleasure.

Most likely, this is the only trail every hiker aspires to complete once in a lifetime. You should be well-prepared and adequately acclimatised to finish this challenging journey. You can view Mount Everest and three other summits from the highest mountains in the world, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu. Moreover, you will never forget the feeling of being so near to such magnificent mountains that sparkle with holiness and spirituality. You will explore the lesser-known regions underneath Everest, such as the inaccessible Gokyo Valley with its celebration of stunning blue lakes and lunar-like glaciers.

EBC Chola Pass Gokyo trek begins with a scenic journey from Kathmandu to Lukla. You begin your trip from Lukla by going down the valley of the Dudh Koshi River. Rhododendron and pine forests, the Dudh Kosi valley, Sagarmatha National Park, high passes, waterfalls, and picturesque Sherpa settlements like Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Lobuche, and Pheriche are all sights you travel through. Likewise, the UNESCO-designated Sagarmatha National Park is home to various plants, animals, and birds, including the snow leopard, red panda, and Himalayan Thar. The Sherpa people's welcoming demeanour and kind greeting only enhance the guests' enjoyment. In this journey, you also go to Kala Pattar, the perfect vantage point to see Mount Everest and other peaks in the distance.

Although this journey has its difficulties, such as lengthy and exhausting walking days, the rewards—personal accomplishment and a one-of-a-kind picture album are great. Therefore, if you believe this trekking is for you, then Mountain Rock Treks will introduce our carefully organised EBC Chola Pass Gokyo Lake trek itinerary, providing an unforgettable experience. Bookings for 2023 and 2024 are currently open.

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.

Gokyo Chola Pass Trek Highlights

  • 360 degrees Views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Island Peak, and many more stunning Himalayan peaks are available.
  • Reach a height of 5,420 meters above sea level at Cho La Pass.
  • Discover the Gokyo Valley's Five Lakes series, which offers breathtaking landscapes and crystal-clear water.
  • Gokyo Ri Peak climb.
  • Immerse yourself in the Sherpa culture of the area.
  • Visit Tengboche Monastery to learn more about local Buddhism.
  • Arrive at Everest Base Camp and take in the scenery.
  • At 5,644 meters, Kala Patthar offers 360-degree views of the Himalayas, sunrises, and sunsets.

Benefits of Booking Everest base camp chola pass Gokyo trek With Us

Trekking with a local trekking company and local guides is crucial for hikers as it has several advantages. Local hiking companies provide you with knowledgeable local guides at reasonable rates. Likewise, these guides are born and raised in that place, so they are well aware of both the advantages and disadvantages of the journey. 

The following bullet points discuss some of the trekkers' main benefits and why they should go with us. 

  1. Free International Airport Pickup and Drop off facilities:- The first question a traveller could have is, "What next" after they arrive? Many tourists may be visiting Nepal for the first time on this trip. Everything will be different for a newbie travelling to this region, including the rules, regulations, culture, and people. We are here to assist you with a private car, van, jeep, or bus service and free information on travel destinations in Nepal if you want to avoid getting perplexed and wondering how to get further to your destination after arrival for your Everest base camp chola pass Gokyo trek. 
  2. Offer high-quality amenities:- We employ local guides knowledgeable enough about where to get a very friendly and reasonably priced place to stay, food, camping equipment, and other amenities. They can negotiate a fantastic bargain regarding lodging or meals because they are well-versed in the local market. They know about the region's well-known and distinctive local cuisine, lodging options, and shopping locales.
  3. Map of Everest Region:- Additionally, we provide trekkers with a map of every zone for hiking. You will receive a graphical representation of the data on the map, including common sets of icons and symbols with various shapes and colours. The map also shows elements like the International Boundary, the National Park Boundary, the Highway, the Main Road, the Main Trekking Route, the Secondary Trekking Route, the Peaks, the Temple, the Monastery, the Chorten, the Airport, the Helipad, the Glacier, the Rivers, the Check Point, and many more. 
  4. Knowledge of the Route:- It goes without saying that one of the most important factors is that the local trekking guides are knowledgeable about the hiking path. They are totally knowledgeable about the walk's location, surrounding factors, advantages and disadvantages, degrees of difficulty, climate, weather, etc. As a result, you may simply get support from us in an emergency. As we all know, the Himalayan area has a long history of erratic weather. This occasionally puts the passionate hiker in some uncomfortable situations. Our local guide can readily help them in such a situation by offering the necessary support.

Is the Everest base camp chola pass Gokyo trek Suitable for You?

  • Our Everest Chola Pass Trek with Gokyo Lakes and the Base Camp is a 15-day trip package for adventure seekers who enjoy climbing mountains in Nepal's Khumbu area. The itinerary may be extended or shortened according to your interests and preferences. 
  • Most of the well-known attractions in the Everest region, including Tengboche Monastery, Namche Bazaar, Gorakshep, Lukla, Everest Base Camp, Gokyo Lakes, and crossing Chola Pass (5,420 metres, 17,782 feet), are included in the all-inclusive itinerary.
  • With its alluring splendour of mountains, glaciers, valleys, mountain passes, mountain lakes, and more, the trek makes you yearn to travel. 
  • For experienced and enthusiastic high-altitude hikers, this trip package to Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lakes through the Chola Pass is excellent.
  • The number of magnificent locations you will see while on the Gokyo, EBC, and Chola Pass Treks is endless. You'll hike to a well-known high pass on Everest and create unbroken memories while doing the High Chola pass.
  • First, this hike takes you to the base camp of the tallest peak in the world. Every travel enthusiast's top wish is likely to be to experience it.
  • The journey then leads you to lovely places like Gokyo Valley. From here, you may take in the splendour of serene, emerald-green alpine lakes exquisitely carved out of the snow-covered rocky terrain.
  • Although we encourage you to reserve your treks and adventures in advance, we also accept last-minute reservations
  • Accommodations for 15 nights are included in this trek package in the trek area. We hand-pick only the finest lodges for you to stay at. 
  • Due to the high altitude and closeness to the tallest mountains in the world, the Everest Base Camp with Chola Pass Gokyo Trek journey necessitates the consumption of sanitary, nutrient-rich meals. While we will provide you with enough wholesome food, your selections may become more limited as you trek higher. We'll provide you with 15 breakfasts, 15 lunches, and 15 dinners throughout the journey. 

Preparation for Everest base camp chola pass Gokyo trek

Trekking is generally considered an exciting activity, but it may be challenging depending on the terrain, altitude, and weather. Compared to more difficult treks, moderate treks require less planning and preparation.

As a result, those who travel to Everest Base Camp Chola Pass Gokyo Trek don't need to make several preparations. Knowing a bit about the trek's destination will be sufficient and helpful. You'll get a quick overview of the paths and the preparation needed to trek the different terrains.

Know About Difficulty Level

Everest base camp Chola pass Gokyo trek Is moderate to strenuously challenging for someone with good to average fitness. With a day or two off for acclimation, you walk 4 to 6 hours daily for 15 days. You should be able to carry your backpack if you are moderately fit. Still, the hiking journey is made simpler by using porters. 

Moreover, there is no need for technical climbing expertise. Regardless of your fitness level, ascending too quickly might cause altitude sickness. The trek route includes several ascents to higher altitudes that are rather difficult. 

Physical Preparation

It's difficult to hike through Khumbu's rough highlands at Everest Base Camp (5,364 metres),  Kala Patthar (5545m), Cho La Pass (5420m), and Gokyo Peak (5420m).

It has huge obstacles and is quite challenging and intensive. To hike the routes of Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass and Gokyo, one needs to train and exercise. Maintaining your fitness levels is necessary both before and during the hike. You'll evaluate your physical state and create an appropriate workout routine. Instead of pushing yourself over your limitations, take your time and complete each step of the program one at a time. Cardiovascular exercise will help you become more tenacious.

You can maintain the pace even on the lengthy path by running or fast walking. Give yourself time to acclimate if you're a newbie moving from a lower height. Rest before ascending to a greater altitude since straining the body can harm your health.

Mental Preparation

It might be mentally demanding to hike both Gokyo Ri and Everest Base Camp simultaneously. It needs excellent determination and willpower to meet the obstacles and prevail over them. Trekkers must therefore possess mental grit and toughness to endure the arduous day of hiking.

You need to plan and come equipped for the hike. Additionally, be conscious of the difficulties you'll face along the route to avoid losing concentration and being overly anxious. Not to mention, being in shape before the walk can help you overcome the challenging portions of the route.

Important Equipment

The most essential item a hiker needs is trekking gear. The hike would be pretty difficult and exhausting if you don't bring enough necessities. Despite the unfavorable weather and temperature, they are meant to make your journey simpler and more convenient.

The gear for the expedition, however, must be carefully chosen. It is not worth bringing useless or extraneous goods on a hike because they will make your bag heavier. Even though weather circumstances have the most impact on the hiking gear you need for Everest Base Camp, there are several items you just must take.

  • Waterproof jackets         
  • Short and long sleeve shirts
  • Moisture-wicking shirts
  • Light sweatpants
  • Sturdy hiking boots
  • Fleece or wool trousers
  • Footwear
  • Personal toiletries
  • Woolen socks
  • First-aid kits and medicine
  • Insect repellent
  • Water bottles and purification
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Sun-shielding hats
  • Other items

More details of the Packing list in the high Himalayas

Everest base camp chola pass Gokyo trek Cost

Local companies charge around US $ 1500 and US $ 2000 for the EBC Chola Pass Gokyo Valley trek package. It goes without saying that the cost of the EBC Chola Pass Gokyo Valley trek will vary depending on the number of people going with you and the service/accommodation options you select. With this being said, it pays for your lodging, guide/porter, transportation, permit, and airline costs. 

You may enjoy your hikes more with a personalized hiking trip. A customized vacation to meet your needs will be perfect if you value flexibility, customization, and in-depth experiences. 

Moreover the cost changes with the services you would like to add. If you would like to add a Helicopter flight to and from Lukla, then the package price will cost you a few dollars more. 

Generally, your trip cost includes standard accommodation in Kathmandu and Kathmandu, including breakfast, basic tea house accommodations during the Trek, three times meals during the Trek, and a Professional English Speaking Trekking guide. We also offer group prices for the Everest base camp chola pass Gokyo trek. 

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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

We are pleased to offer the flexibility of tailoring your journey to your desired duration and places, whether extended or shortened, as our proficient team of locals-cum-guides, porters, and accompanying staff have an in-depth understanding of every location traveled.

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Trip Map

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Cost Details

Includes

  • Airport picks drop & pick up by a private vehicle for the domestic terminal
  • International Arrival Departure
  • Pre-trek briefing One day Before the trek
  • Two nights Kathmandu hotel accommodation with B/B Plan in Hotel Thamel Park or Similar. (Before a trip and last day of the trip
  • Three Times Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a cup of tea/coffee) during the trek.
  • Tea House Accommodation/ Basic during the trek.
  • A highly experienced, helpful, and friendly government license holder Guide- his food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, and medicine.
  • One helpful and strong porter for two trekkers with his salary, food, accommodation, and insurance coverage. (Weight limit of 20-25 KG)
  • Duffel bag, Sleeping Bag, and Down Jacket (return after completing the trip).
  • Gokyo chola pass EBC trekking map
  • One Mountain Rock Treks T-shirt or Cap.
  • Round Trip flight fare Kathmandu - Lukla. The flight will be from Mathali -to Lukla- to Manthali in October- November And April, May.
  • Kathmandu & domestic airport taxes in Kathmandu and Lukla airport for groups and crews.
  • National Park permits and TIMS (Trekker's Information Management System).
  • Comprehensive medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Oximeter to check your pulse, Oxygen saturation, and heart rate twice a day.
  • Certificate of achievement (If needed).
  • Farewell dinner in the Nepali restaurant at Thamel before your departure from Nepal.
  • Free luggage store at the office or at the hotel.
  • All ground transportation.
  • All our government taxes.
  • Official expanse.

Excludes

  • Your travel insurance. (Compulsory)
  • No meal in Kathmandu.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Items of a personal nature include alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, and laundry.
  • Charging electric gadgets, Drinking Water/ Hot water, Hot showers
  • All desserts sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding
  • Personal trekking Equipment.
  • Tips for guide and Porter etc.

Dates & Price

Upcoming Departure

Few Seats AvailableStarts: SaturdayJul 27, 2024
Ends: WednesdayAug 14, 2024
Status: AvailableUS$1500

Essential Info

Best Season or Time to do a Gokyo Chola Pass Trek

The Khumbu Valley's busiest travel season is autumn and Spring. These seasons are when almost all trekking and peak climbing expeditions, like the Everest expedition, occur in Nepal.

Even though it's the busiest time of the year and there is a regular flow of trekkers, the time of year is perfect for exploring the base camp, Chola Pass, and Gokyo Valley. Its pleasant and cozy climate and lengthy sunny days make it the best place to go.

After a humid summer, the temperature gradually drops in the colder months of autumn. The weather might be windy during the season, especially after midday. It rarely rains. Beginning in September, the temperature reaches its peak before gradually declining.

Base camp experiences lows of 6 degrees Celsius on average, but the temperature rapidly decreases as you go up Cho La Pass. The days start growing shorter and colder towards the end of November. In November, you can tell that spring has ended because of the dropping of tree leaves and the migratory birds.

Like autumn, spring lasts from March to the start of the following summer and is pleasant and lovely. The season begins with a winter atmosphere and ends with a summery atmosphere. The trail is made clear for tourists when the temperature increases and the snow melts.

Winter is also ideal for visiting Everest Base Camp, Chola Pass, and Gokyo to play in the snow. However, you must be cautious of the trail at Cho La Pass and pack crampons to cross it.

Although hiking in the summer and during the monsoon to Everest Base Camp and Gokyo is possible, most people don't appreciate the season as much as others. Trekkers find it more challenging to relate to the locals because of the fluctuating weather and temperature.

Foods During a Trek

Food is something that you don't have to compromise during your Everest base camp Chola pass Gokyo trek at all. A wide range of alternatives is available for you to choose from, including local Nepali fares like dal-bhat, soups, snacks, momos, and fried rice, as well as Chinese and Western fare, including noodles, spaghetti, spring rolls, and steak.

If you choose to eat somewhere other than the lodges, Lukla and Namche Bazaar, both boast a variety of eateries, including pizzerias, steakhouses, and burger joints. Additionally, Tengboche, Dingboche, Pheriche, and Lobuche all have bakeries.

Most tea houses along the Everest base camp Chola pass Gokyo trekking paths serve Pringles, sweets, and cookies. Additionally, there are small local convenience stores with various items, including bars, dry fruits, candies, and Coke, at Lukla, Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Dingboche, etc. 

Given the weight of your bag, you can think about purchasing food in Kathmandu or even in Lukla if you're unsure whether or not to carry them from home. 

Rest assured that you will complete the Everest base camp Chola pass Gokyo trek, even if you are a vegan. Due to the rising number of vegans, there are vegan choices for trekkers at hotels and restaurants in Lukla and Namche Bazaar.

Breakfast favorites include chapati, oat porridge, fried or mashed potatoes, and oat porridge. There are several alternatives for lunch and dinner. The Nepalese staple dish known as "Dal Bhat," which consists of cooked rice, boiled lentils, vegetable curries, and pickles, might be your greatest companion when hiking. It tastes delicious, is full, and is healthy. In addition, there are a variety of nutrient-dense soups, fried rice, potatoes, veg momos, veg pasta with tomato sauce, etc.

Accommodations during The Trek

The finest features of Numerous luxurious teahouses have been built recently due to the expanding hiking industry in the Himalayan area. Many Himalayan communities have relied heavily on income from trekking lodges since the 1970s.

Everest Base Camp Chola Pass Gokyo Trek is a multi-day trip with lengthy pathways that require many pauses. We'll have to make several stops along the way, some more upscale than others. However, most of the time, guests may find lodging at tiny lodges and teahouses in remote settlements.

They don't have as many fancy amenities as in the cities, such as communal bedrooms with little or no furnishings. However, they cost an affordable sum and include a sleeping bag, mattress, blanket, and pillow. While the cost to rent these laces may appear reasonable at lower elevations, the rice may increase as you ascend to the higher elevation. 

Travel Insurance

Although the hike to Everest base camp, Cho la Pass, and Gokyo Valley is not inherently dangerous, it still presents several dangers that should be considered when choosing what insurance to purchase for your stay.

Any traveler attempting the trek must have insurance, as even minor problems like a sprained ankle may lead to logistical chaos and be highly expensive while hiking. 

Altitude is the main factor when choosing travel insurance for Trek Trek vs. other vacations. Generally, most travel insurance policies only cover up to an altitude of 3,000 meters. And our journey's highest point will put you 5,500 meters above sea level.

Note: Standard insurance policies will not cover you if you intend to engage in more strenuous trekking in the area, such as climbing Lobuche East and Island Peak as part of your journey to EBC Chola Gokyo trek, as both of these peaks are over 6,000 meters high and require ropes and crampons to climb.

Altitude Sickness and Remedies

With elevations of 5,364 meters at Everest Base Camp, Kala Patthar (5545 meters), Cho La Pass (5420 meters), and Gokyo Peak (5420 meters), the trek may first appear to be an easy climb. Still, it has a significant risk of altitude sickness. When you are at higher altitudes, mainly if you are not acclimated, you may encounter AMS symptoms which may be fatal if not treated.

Trekkers setting out from base camp should thus give their bodies the rest they need and allow them enough time to get used to climate change. To avoid altitude sickness, you should maintain your pace and ascend carefully without gaining altitude. 

Altitude sickness develops when the body cannot adjust to the low oxygen levels and high air pressure in high-altitude mountains. In fact, many hikers and mountaineers also experience altitude sickness. At an altitude of 3000 meters, the oxygen level starts to decline. Trekkers from lower elevations may get altitude sickness at heights over 3000 meters. Headaches, fatigue, nausea, shortness of breath, dizziness, lack of sleep or inability to sleep, loss of appetite, and other symptoms are of AMS. You may use a few methods to cure altitude sickness during the trek if visiting the doctor is not an option.

  • Go to a lower altitude
  • Acclimate to the altitude
  • Ask your doctor for medicine ahead of time
  • Drink and eat well
  • Avoid smoking and alcohol.

Guide and Safety

Safety is crucial before starting an Everest base camp Chola Pass Gokyo journey. People are naturally worried about a wide range of concerns. The trek, of course, does not include the same difficulties as climbing Mt Everest, but it still presents some significant challenges that require proper safety and guidance. 

  • Our guides are with you wherever you go and stay. They are there to protect you and engage you with tales of intrepid explorers and local legends. They are there to ensure you have a pleasant time on your journey and get decent meals and a clean bed at every place you visit.
  • For a safety journey, you should start by including as much acclimatization in your strategy as you can. If you stay longer at a high height, you'll encounter low oxygen levels more safely. While trekking to Everest base camp, Chola Pass, and Gokyo, our guides and pre-planned itineraries will ensure you are well acclimatized. 
  • Your porter services are also included with us. Simply put, we will provide you with a porter who will typically carry the two trekkers great during your Everest base camp Chola Pass Gokyo trek. 
  • Our team ensures you get fresh Nepali cuisine, dal-bhat, and veggies. Additionally, you could consume an endless supply of momo and other cuisines from Nepal. If you stick to fresh food, you'll be OK and will not face many difficulties during the trek. 
  • Our guide is far more familiar with the terrain, the weather, and the uphill routes than a casual hiker. A knowledgeable guide will help you save time and effort and provide you with unique experiences you cannot obtain alone.
  • Our experienced guide can lead you to remote locations with the finest views throughout the journey, choose the best path according to your experience level, and provide backup trails when the major trails are closed. Additionally, these experts may propose a proper speed, offer the necessary equipment, and even assist you if you have any physical pain. When you hike with the entire family, the expert can make the trip more comfortable for youngsters and elderly hikers.

Booking Procedure

The beginning or end of the busiest trekking season is the best time to plan an EBC Cho La Gokyo trek. However, you are welcome to start this walk anytime, as we provide hikers with last-minute departure options too. 

The team at Mountain Rock Treks is always looking for ways to make the guest experience better, more fun, and easier. Our online booking process has also been upgraded. This feature makes your booking process very easy, and the process is very simple and efficient. 

We take reservations 24/7 using online booking methods. This makes it possible for trekkers to plan a journey whenever is most convenient for them. No matter the weekends, in the evenings, or during regular work hours, you can book our services anytime. Likewise, we also provide our clients access to 24-hour support in addition to the option of online booking. 

Our support includes providing information about trips our customers have reserved with us and other travel-related topics. For our visitors' greatest online and offline experiences, we also have a region map set up with plans to add more functionality and features in the future.

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.

Client Reviews

  • Uphill Adventure Awaits: Gokyo Chola Pass and Everest Base Camp Trek With Mountain Rock Treks

    Our guide, Tongba, was very knowledgeable, always gave us honest advice, and tailored the itinerary to the best needs of our group. When one group member experienced altitude sickness, the guides handled the situation professionally and prioritized safety. Overall, I was highly impressed with Mountain Rock Treks and will use them for future Nepal trips.

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    Naresh kumarBangladeshDecember 21, 2022
  • Made our Dream a Reality With the Gokyo – Everest Base Camp Trek 

    We combined two treks Gokyo – Everest Base Camp Trek, into one with the help of our guides, Dama and sherpa Mama. Mountains climbing is not only meditation but also reaching your limits, both mental and physical. Dama was always there to guide, strengthen, and provide us with the best guidance on controlling our boundaries and the natural world, with a lot of patience, understanding, and care. He will be the person I climb all peaks with if I return to Nepal on a trek! I'm grateful to Dama for realizing my ambition of ascending to one of the world's highest points.

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    OlgaNorwayDecember 13, 2022
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