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Gokyo Chola Pass EBC Trek

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Gokyo Chola Pass EBC Trek - 18 Days

Trip Facts

Group Size
+2 People above
Trip Grade
Moderate
Accommodation
Hotel/Guest House/Tented Camp
Max. Elevation
5500M
Meals
B/L/D
Transportation
Private Vehicle/Flight

Trip Highlights

  • Kathmandu Valley sightseeing tour of Durbar square, Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath and Pasupatinath Temple)
  • Himalaya scenic flight to lukla (2840m)
  • Visit Everest Base Camp (5364m) and Kalapatter (5545m)
  • Lead by experience trekking guide and porter.
  • Panoramic view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Ama doblem and other more.
  • Himalaya monastery, sherpa people, hidden culture, flora and fauna.
  • Nepali food and cuisine.
  • Learn Nepali language and cooking.

Trip Overview of Gokyo Chola Pass EBC Trek

Mount Everest. The world’s highest mountain. Touring a whopping 8848 above sea level, this climb is not for the faint-hearted. And although this trek only takes you as far the Everest base camp at 5380 meters, it’s still enough to send you spinning. If you are up for the challenge through the experience can be truly amazing.On the trek itself, you will encounter the indigenous people of the mountains and experience their rich Buddhist culture, hidden monasteries, and landscapes that will take your breath away! Drenched in history, which our experienced guides will gladly divulge, you will be amazed at how well preserved the culture has maintained itself throughout the ages.

The 16-day trek though, hosted by Everest Base Camp Treks with Tourist Link Treks and Expedition (P) Ltd, includes a schedule which will include everything you could hope for
First, you will enjoy a day stay in Kathmandu with a sightseeing tour and exploration of the town. Then a short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla will commence. The first day will see us hiking to Phakding. The next day, we will continuously ascend around 800 meters to reach Namche Bazaar, so it is essential to make an acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar. Namche is an ideal place to spend a day by making an excursion around the bazaar, visit Sherpa cultural village, mountaineering museum and a short hike up to Syangboche viewpoint to be properly acclimatized, and will have an awesome view of Himalayas. Then, the journey follows a gradual descent to Tyangboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorakshep and finally to Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar.

During our walk, you will experience picture perfect scenery’s that will rejuvenate the soul and will be left with memories which money can’t buy. To experience is to believe. The best time for this Everest Base Camp Trek is September to November and March to May. We also offer a EBC trek for small groups and individual fit trekkers with a minimum budget cost. There are set departure dates planned out in our calendar so you will have to choose one that best suits you. It is worth mentioning too that our team has a 100% success rate in dealing with tours throughout the years, and you will only be taught the safest, most professional techniques to ensure you are prepared for your expedition.


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Itinerary

On the very first day you will be transferred into Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. From the airport, you will be again transferred into a hotel with due respect. After taking some rest you will know the program in detail. Seeing the convenience we can change certain schedule. Overnight stay in a hotel.

Kathmandu valley includes several Hindu temples including of Pashupatinath, listed by UNESCO in World Heritage Sites and the largest Buddhist stupa in Boudhanath. You can also visit the Monkey Temple Swyambhunath, built in 2000 years old and visit Patan, city of fine arts. Overnight stay in a hotel.

On this day you will take a flight to Lukla (2,805m) from Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu consuming 30 minutes. Trek from Lukla to Phakding (2,610m) covers nearly 3 hours. You will be continuing the tiny trail along with several upward and downward, subsequently the left side of Dudh Koshi. From Dudh Koshi you will arrive at Phakding. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

On the 4th day you will trek to Namche Bazaar by following 5 hours. Namche Bazaar offers you with lots of dazzling mountains. Moreover, you will get to view an initial quick look of Mountain Everest. Again you will take pleasure by viewing Mount Kusum Kangary, Tawache Peak and Thamserku. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

This day is considered as an acclimatization day where you will explore the near surrounding by hiking for a sometime. Taking a rest does not mean you have sit in some corner and stay idle. When you go0 for a walk it will help to strength the muscles too. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

On the 6th day you will ascend to Dole (4,210m) from Namche Bazaar after taking a breakfast. You can dig up obvious observation of snow-white peaks, vegetations and mountains. You can examine the way of living and traditions. The native are earning their livelihood from farming and lodging. The trek takes 5 hours to get to Dole from Namche Bazaar. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Crossing Dole, you will be headed to Mochermo after ascending from Dole. Machhermo is a significant place to trek as it offers a way to Gokyo Lake. On the way you can search out brilliant view of the valleys. The total time that it takes to arrive at Machhermo is 6 hours. Ngozumpa Glacier is one of the main destinations which will attract you as it is the world’s second leading glaciers. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

The trail climbs a hill for an excellent view comprising the valley and Kengtega Cho Oyu descending into a river. Again you will climb steeply up in the terminal moraine of the glacier Ngozumpz. A few lakes are on the way and finally you reach Gokyo (4,750 m), which is the collection of stone houses and walls of grasses on the shores of the lake. The views of the mountains in the Gokyo region are spectacular. Overnight stay in a tented camp.

Day 9th is an important day as you will move to an excursion to Gokyo Peak (5,350m) from Gokyo Lake. This is the place from where you can have a magnificent view of the high peaks, from west to east. The speed of the trek is speedy as after accomplishing an excursion you will be back to Gokyo Lake which will consumes time. Overnight stay in a tented camp.

On the 10th day you will move for the trek to Thagna (4700m) after ascending certain elevation. From Gokyo Lake you will make a route to Thagna after having a breakfast. Arriving at Thagna you will get to observe the mountains which are covered with snow. Finishing the trek you will take some time as you will be trekking to Chola Pass on the following day. Overnight stay in a tented camp.

On the 11th day you will be heading from Thangnak to Cho La Pass (5330m). The trek throughout the Cho La Pass (5,330 m), is incredibly complicated route and demands some previous mountaineering skill with well equipped. This is an authentic request to hold warm clothing and other essential things. You will find a pathway between astound, besides the icefall. Overnight stay at a tented camp.

On the 12th day you will move to Lobuche (4910m) from Chola Pass. As you start to downfall you will view the trail that shows the way progressively to Lobuche (4910m), taking 4 ½ hours. In the meantime you will perceive the Dughla Lake through the fine-looking panorama. Overnight stay at a tented camp.

Similarly, 13th day is another busy day where you will trek to Gorakshep (5,190m) covering 4 ½ hours. Likewise you will set up to trek the Everest Base Camp (5,365m) by moving ahead at Kala Patthar (5545m). It will again offer the unbelievable views of Everest and the Everest Base Camp. After that you will again reverse to the Gorakshep. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

The trek to Kalapattahar (5545m) takes 6 ½ hours. So, you will be ascending in an early morning so that you can view an amazing sunrise above the mountains. Kalapatthar will provide as opportunity to observe the nice views of Mount Everest along with several other Mountains including Mount Pumori. From Kalapatthar you will be back to Pheriche. It is said that this town is known as story town. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

On the 15th day you will hike down the hillside enclosed with Rhododendrons and junipers. The trail goes down to Phunki Thanga, from where the trail pass during the pine forests offering the chance to perceive wildlife such as mountain goats, Snow Leopard and colorful pheasants. Lastly you reached at Namche Bazaar (3440m). Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

On the 16th day you will trek to Lukla (2805m) from Namche Bazaar. Lukla is naturally beautiful place so, you will enjoy after the trek to Lukla. Plus you will enjoy a beautiful and trouble-free amble by viewing the Kusum Kangaru, blue pine next to Rhododendron forest .This is the last day of the trek in a bustling city so enjoy dinner with the team members. Overnight stay at a guest house.

On the 17th day you will be back from Lukla to Kathmandu enchanting the flight. From Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be transferred into a hotel where you can take some rest and have some sound nap. Overnight stay in a hotel.

This is formally the last day where you will check out from the hotel and will be transferred into Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu from the respective staff of the hotel. From there it all up to you whether you want to return your hometown or wish to move for the next trek.


What's included?

  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Sightseeing at Kathmandu Valley (Monkey Temple, Pasupapati Tample, Boudhanath, Durbar square)
  • Three night accommodation with breakfast at 3 star category Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek
  • Three daily meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek
  • Round trip flight Kathmandu (Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu) including departure tax
  • One highly experienced helpful and friendly guide (English speaking and Government licensed holder guide)
  • Porter service (2 Trekker: 1 Porter) there food, accommodation, Salary, equipment and including staff insurance
  • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • Entry fee for Sagarmatha National Park (Please bring two passport size photos for permit)
  • Local fee of Khambu valley or instated of TIMS
  • All Local/Government Taxes and office service charge
  • Medical Supplies (First Aid Kit will be available)
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance Company

What's not included?

  • Nepal Visa fee
  • Meal not specified in the “meal inclusions” in the above itinerary
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Snacks and other expenses
  • International airfare to & from home town
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Hot showers during the trek except when in Lukla, Phakdhing and Namche
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenses like phone calls, laundry, bar bills and extra porters
  • Tips and donations for guides and porters.
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extend

Fixed Departures

Sorry, No fixed departure dates availabe, Please request for Private Trip

Essential Information

When to Go?

March to May and mid-September to November are ideal times to go on trekking in Nepal. However, you can do the trek throughout the year, excluding harsh winter and heavy monsoon period for better experiences. Read more...

Gear Checklist

Gears and equipment assure your safety and smooth trekking experiences as you enter the Himalayas. With essential equipment, you can add some of the other specific ones which most probably will come handy in the trek. A reliable preparation from your side is a positive step for successful trekking and climbing expedition. Read more...

Food, drinking water, and accommodation facilities

The menu for everyday foods gets slimmer with a significant rise in altitude. One can always find a warm tea and basic local staple in the lodges or teahouses operating here. Natural drinking water sources, as well as Drinking water taps, are available throughout the trail. Accommodations might lose even some of the basic facilities as we move higher up in the trails of Himalayas. Read more...

Trip Permit

To enter and trek the protected and restricted segments of Nepal, you will have to take special permits from the government of Nepal for the sole purpose of preserving the people and nature of these areas. Read more...

Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness is one of the primary concern while trekking in the areas of higher altitude. You must be prepared and act quickly if the symptoms appear during the trek. Using some prevention techniques, you can slow down and minimize the symptoms of Altitude sickness up to some extent. Read More...

Physical condition and experience requirements

Different types and levels of trekking might require a certain minimum fitness level to accomplish. With the guides, you can make up for the segments of lacking experience of trekking. Nepal also offers a lot of different varieties of the trek which the trekkers of any age or physical condition can do. Selection of optimal trekking program is best for both parties. Read more...

Weather

Weather in the Higher Himalayas is always unpredictable. Regular monitoring and contact help us to be safe from any unforeseen change of weather in most cases. With the presence of a licensed guide, you can take correct destinations and make the most of the trek. Read more...


Reviews

5 - Excellent Based on 1 Review

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Scott Blake


Very Satisfied

I had an awesome trip, great price the best guide (Nigma Sherpa) and very strong happy porter. I did EBC kala pather, Gokyo, Gokyo RI good food good accommodation. Learnt Read More ...
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