Activity: Eco – Adventure Trek
Gokyo Chola Pass Trek is one of the most scenic and beautiful treks in the Everest Region. This trek links Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Valley with a high pass (Chola Pass crossing over 5417 m). It covers not only Everest Base Camp but also Lukla, Namche Bazar, Tengboche as well as Solukhumbu (District) and some nice peaks (like Gokyo Ri or Kala Patthar). EBC and Gokyo via Cho La Pass itinerary are one of Nepal’s most renowned treks as well as one of the most severe in the Himalaya mountains and Sherpa country. One of the goals of this expedition is the Everest Base Camp, an elevation of 5364 meters, and Kala Patthar, 5545m. When we climb Kala Patthar we can also see the southern face of Mt. Pumo Ri.
Gokyo Chola Pass Trek starts with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and you will start your trek from Sherpa village Lukla. You can add other few hiking options for additional side trips in the Khumbu high valley of Nepal. Your adventure package includes the crossing over Cho la pass EBC (5,416m) which is the highest pass in the Khumbu region. To cross Cho la pass you have to be mentally prepared because it needs 6 hours of energetic walk and good physical fitness for adapting to this high altitude. Gokyo Chola pass gives you the chance to explore the Khumbu valley and around Gokyo lake. Gokyo Chola pass trekking trail extends up to Kalapathar and walks downhill from Lukla to Tengboche, Namche, and Parking. During the trek, we spend several days moving through the homelands of the Sherpa people, and we see Buddhist monasteries and close-up views of Mt. Everest and neighboring Ama Dablam (6856m), considered by many to be among the most beautiful mountains in Nepal.
Itinerary [for Lodge trek]
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, transfer to hotel by our representative
Day 02: Kathmandu to Lukla (2,815m) fly – Duration: 35 minutes and trek to Phakding (2,610m) walk – Duration; 3 hrs.
Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs.
Day 04: Explore Namche Bazaar and acclimatization
Day 05: Trek Namche Bazaar to Dole (4,110m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs.
Day 06: Dole to Machhermo (4,470m) walk – Duration: 4 hrs.
Day 07: Machhermo to Gokyo (4,800m) walk – Duration: 4 hrs.
Day 08: Explore Gokyo valley and Acclimatization
Day 09: Trek to Thangna/Dragnag (4,700m) walk – Duration: 4.5 hrs.
Day 10: Trek to Dzongla (4,830m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs. Over the Cho La Pass ( 5,368m)
Day 11: Trek to Lobuche (4,910m) walk – Duration: 4.5 hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Gorak Sheep (5,110m) walk – Duration: 3.5 hrs. and visit Everest base camp (5,364 m)
Day 13: Hike to Kala Patter (5,54 m) and trek to Pangboche walk – Duration: 7 hrs.
Day 14: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) walk – Duration: 5.5 hrs.
Day 15 : Trek to Lukla (2,815m) walk – Duration: 7 hrs.
Day 16: Fly back to Kathmandu within 35 minutes at Domestic airport and transfer to hotel
Day 17: Transfer to airport, departure to your own destination
Best time for Gokyo Chola pass Trekking:
The best time for the Gokyo Chola pass trek is in Autumn (September, October, and November) and Spring (March, April, and May) are the best times for the Chola Pass Trekking. During these times, the weather and climatic conditions in the Everest region remain stable for a long time. This creates a perfect trekking environment.
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Customize your trek: The trek can be redesigned based on your requirements. This is just a general itinerary, which can always individually be tailored-made. The trekking package can be redesigned or as per your desire. For more details. Information feel free to Email us at email@example.com/
About Nepal Visa:
All foreign nationals except Indian Nationals are required to arrange a visa in order to enter Nepal. A Nepalese Visa can be obtained either prior to your arrival at a Nepalese embassy abroad or on arrival time in Kathmandu at the airport. But nationals from Afghanistan, Iraq, Cameroon, Ghana, Somalia, Swaziland, Palestine, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ethiopia, and Liberia cannot secure the Nepalese Visa upon arrival. The Visa can be also taken at entry points at Nepalese borders. For Nepalese Visa, it requires your passport with at least six months validity, a recent digital photo (size: 1.5″ x 1.5″), and the following fees either in USD dollars cash or the equivalent local currency.
Visa Facility Duration Fee:
Multiple entries 15 days USD 30 or equivalent Nepalese currency
Multiple entries 30 days USD 50 or equivalent Nepalese currency
Multiple entries 90 days USD 125 or equivalent Nepalese currency
We strongly advise you to take travel insurance before joining a tour which should cover medical expenses, hospitalization, helicopter evacuation from high-altitude places in case of an accident or medical emergency. Coverage Your insurance should have up to the elevation of 5100 meters. It would be advantageous for you also to choose an insurance policy that also covers lost or stolen baggage. We would request you to bring your insurance documents when you come to Nepal.
In Gokyo Cho-La Pass Trekking there are lodges along the trail. Lodges typically offer a room with a wooden bed with a simple mattress or foam pad, a cotton pillow, and a blanket or quilt. All have electric lights with a spacious dining room lounge. We will accommodate you and your group in the local lodge available each day. We send a porter ahead of us to book the required rooms for you (here rooms cannot be booked in advance).
In the case of Kathmandu, we offer you a tourist standard hotel under 3-star categories unless it is mentioned otherwise or clients have a special choice. You will get different options for accommodations ranging from basic to standard. Different other facilities such as hot showers, Wi-Fi, charging facilities, you may find the western toilet or the Asian ‘squat’ type toilets. etc.
Trekking Guide & Team:
The trekking team who will go with you is the most significant thing that makes your Gokyo Lake Cho-La Pass Trekking successful, enjoyable, and memorable. We would provide you with skilled, experienced or professional, courteous, knowledgeable, and helpful trekking guides and porters. The trekking guide leads you on the trail and briefs you all about this route and porters carry your luggage.
All trekking guides are carefully selected in terms of their appropriate experience, leadership skills, mountain expedition, and their knowledge about local culture, ecosystem, geography, flora and fauna, and history. With the aim of sustaining local communities, we only employ local people as trekking guides and porters.
All our trekking guides are certified by Nepal Government, Ministry of Tourism. Trekking Guide is one of Nepal’s better-known adventure and exciting travel operators having more than 15 years of experience in the tourism field. We manage the trekking team in such a way that there is one trekking guide in each group and porters like one porter for two trekkers.
Food & Drinks:
In Gokyo Cho-La Pass Trekking it’s commonly available for Authentic Nepali meals: Dal Bhat (rice with lentil soup and seasonal vegetables) eggs, French fries, porridge, Granola, Cornflakes, and muesli.
Besides the national dish, one can find various options such as noodles, spaghetti, dumplings, soups, salad, pizza, pasta, fries, and many more. Along with that, roti’s and varieties of curries are available for lunch. Overall, most Nepalese cuisines are potato dishes, noodle dishes, soup dishes, rice dishes, bread dishes, Dhal Bhat meals, and egg/porridge dishes.
Tea and hot lemon are traditionally the main drinks on the trail though coffee is found everywhere. Bottled soft drinks, bottled water, and even beer are common along the route but the price of each bottle rises each day when you move upward.
Climate & Weather of Nepal:
Climatic conditions of Nepal vary from one place to another in accordance with geographical features. In the northern summers are cool and winters severe, while in the south, summers are tropical and winters are mild. Nepal has nameTravelingly five major seasons: spring, summer, monsoon, autumn, and winter.
Travelling in and through Nepal is not subject to seasonal constraints. Even in December and January, when winter is at its worst, bright sun and beautiful views compensate for the cold. Like most trekking fields in Nepal, spring and autumn are the best time to visit. Spring is the time for rhododendrons, while after the monsoon in October and November the clearest skies are discovered. For more details of climate and weather just click here
Side Trips/ Trip Extensions:
After This Amazing Trekking; if you are interested in other activities like you can join in various side Trips in Nepal like a cultural tour of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Jungle Safari in National Park, White Water Rafting in Himalayan Rivers, Adventure activities like Bungee Jumping, Paragliding, Mountain flight or mountain bike, etc. Or You can also extend your trip to neighboring Himalayan Countries: Bhutan, Tibet, Sikkim, Darjeeling, Ladak which seems more appealing to you.
On your request, we will give you the details of the side trips we can Make organize trips according to your desire.