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EBC Trek via Gokyo Cho La Pass - 17 Days

  • Duration 17 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Grade Challenging
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Meals Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner During the Trek
  • Accommodation Tea House or Lodge During the Trek
  • Max. Altitude Kala Patthar (5555 Meters)
  • Activity Everest Trekking
  • Group Type Any
  • Group Size 1 to 10
  • Best Season Spring and Autumn
Highlights
  • Scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and vice versa
  • Cho La Pass (5420m) provides awesome perspectives of the Himalayas
  • Gokyo valley's five frozen lakes with a stunning view of Gokyo Ri
  • Exciting and challenging experience, during EBC Trek via Gokyo Cho La Pass
  • Gain an intimate understanding of the Sherpa culture in the Himalayas.
  • Best views of Mount Everest along with Khumbu glacier (4900 meters) from Kalapatthar (5545 meters)
  • Explore the mesmerizing prayer wheels, colorful flags, Mani stones, and huge suspension bridges
  • Get amazed by the stunning diversity of flora and animals, including musk deer, colorful pheasants, snow leopards, and Himalayan Thar
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of Ama Dablam, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, and other peaks of the Himalayas
  • Explore breathtaking mountain valleys, slopes, springs, waterfalls, lush woods bursting with vibrant rhododendron, and more.

A remarkable and challenging journey in the Everest region is the EBC Trek via Gokyo Lakes and Cho La Pass. The Cho-La pass connects the five frozen lakes of Gokyo with the Everest Base Camp on this route. You can freely appreciate the natural beauty of the Everest Region on this peaceful and quiet trek.

Trekking to Everest Base Camp via the Gokyo Ri and Cho La Pass route, known for its stunning blue lakes and the Cho La Pass. The Khumbu region's attractions, friendly Sherpas, vibrant monasteries, Namche Bazaar, Sagarmatha National Park, and mighty Everest will all be your companions on this walk. The journey will offer incredible views of the Himalayan range from places like Gokyo Ri and Kala Patthar. The magnificent views of several peaks, including Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and Pumori, will make the trek to the EBC Trek via Gokyo Cho La Pass an unforgettable experience.

You begin your 17-day EBC Trek via Gokyo Cho La Pass with a beautiful flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. After your flight, you will travel to Phakding and then to Namche Bazaar across several suspension bridges. You may experience wonderful views of Ama Dablam and Khumbila as you travel from Namche Bazaar to Dole over the Mong La Pass and Phortse Thanga. From Dole Head to Machhermo, the terrain is rather flat and offers magnificent views of Mount Cho Oyu. Leaving Machhermo, you will continue on the route to Gokyo Lake. You must get to the Gokyo Ri early in the morning to catch the sunrise if you want to enjoy Gokyo's greatest views. You will go from Gokyo to Thangnag while experiencing a number of ups and downs. You will then bypass Thangnag and travel to Cho La Pass. You must traverse the glacier to complete this section of EBC Trek via Gokyo Lakes and Cho La Pass. You will arrive at Cho La Pass and then descend to Dzongla. You will see the memorial built to remember those who perished in this hard terrain at Lobuche, which is accessible by foot from Dzongla. You will travel along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier from Lobuche to Gorakshep. You will leave your belongings behind in Gorakshep and climb to the Everest Base Camp. After spending spare time at Everest Base Camp you will return to Gorakshep. You will ascend to Kalapatthar early in the morning, which is the highest point of the EBC Trekking through Gokyo Cho La Pass. Then you will descend to Gorakshep, followed by Pheriche, Tengboche, Namche, Monjo, Phakding, and finally Lukla. This fantastic trip ends as you board your aircraft from Lukla to Kathmandu.

Green Valley Nepal Treks, a well-known trekking organization in Kathmandu, offers a professionally designed itinerary and skilled guides for the EBC Trek through Gokyo and Cho La Pass. You will appreciate the stunning Mountain View with numerous and diverse cultural customs and ways of living. Bookings are now open for the years 2024 and 2025 at a very affordable cost.

EBC Trek via Gokyo Cho La Pass Distance Coverage 

Trekking RouteDistance (KM)Time (Hours)
Lukla to Phakding7.83 to 4
Phakding to Namche Bazaar10.45 to 6
Namche Bazaar to Dole106 to 7
Dole to Machhermo105 to 6
Machhermo to Gokyo74 to 5
Gokyo to Dragnag4.54 to 5
Dragnag to Dzongla9.46 to 7
Dzongla to Lobuche8.45 to 6
Lobuche to EBC then Gorakshep156 to 7
Gorakshep to Kalapatthar then Pheriche11.56 to 7
Pheriche to Namche Bazaar14.37 to 8
Namche Bazaar to Lukla13.57 to 8

EBC Trek via Gokyo Cho La Pass Altitude Variation

LocationAltitude (Meters)
Kathmandu1400
Lukla2840
Phakding2610
Namche Bazaar3440
Dole4110
Machhermo4470
Gokyo4790
Dragnag4750
Dzongla4830
Lobuche4910
Everest Base Camp5365
Gorakshep5140
Kalapatthar5545 (Max. Altitude)
Pheriche4240
Namche Bazaar3440
Lukla2840
Kathmandu1400

Benefits of Booking EBC Trek via Gokyo Cho La Pass with Green Valley Nepal Treks

  • Free International Airport Pickup And Drop Services
  • Green Valley Nepal Trek Duffle Bag and T-Shirt as a souvenir
  • Map of Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Ri and Cho La Pass
  • An Oximeter to Check Blood Oxygen Saturation Levels.
  • Medical Kits - Which May Be Necessary In Certain Cases.
  • Free Excess Luggage stored at Green Valley Nepal Store During The Trek
  • Arrangement of sleeping bags and down jackets if you do not have your own.

Preparation for EBC Trek via Gokyo Cho La Pass

It is important to consider both your physical and mental well-being before starting the Everest Base Camp Trek through Gokyo Cho La Pass. If you have never gone trekking before, you must start by cycling or running and taking morning walks for a few weeks or months before making a reservation with us. It will be beneficial if you have prior hiking and climbing experience for the EBC Trek via Gokyo Ri and Cho La Pass. Kalapatthar, which reaches 5545 meters above sea level, is the trail's highest point. The path through terraced fields, and Sherpa villages, and has a number of ascents and descents. You must thus be in superb physical shape to walk for 5 to 6 hours every day. Trekkers also need to have a positive outlook because discomfort and concern are usually caused by uncertainty. When you work with us to organize a vacation, we strongly advise that you speak with your doctor before you go about your respiratory condition and email us a copy of the report.

EBC Trek via Gokyo Cho La Pass Cost for 2024 And 2025

The cost of the Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Cho La Pass is subject to the requirements of travelers. When searching for Everest Base Camp Trek's cost, different price ranges can be found depending on the travel agency and services offered.

No. of PaxStarting Price        Inquiry 
1USD 1345SEND INQUIRY
2 to 3USD 1300SEND INQUIRY
4 to 10USD 1245SEND INQUIRY

If you have any questions concerning the price of the Everest Trek via Gokyo Cho La Pass, please contact us via WhatsApp (at any time).

Day to Day Itinerary
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Our airport representative will be waiting for you outside the terminal of Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu with a sign that reads Green Valley Nepal Treks. A private car will then transport you to your accommodation. You are welcome to visit our office for a pre-trip meeting whenever you are ready to know more about the Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Cho La Pass Itinerary.

  • 3 Star Hotel in Thamel

You will take a 45-minute scenic flight to Lukla before beginning your EBC Trekking via Gokyo Lakes and Cho La Pass excursion. When you fly over the majestic mountain ranges, you will be in love with their beauty. At Tenzing-Hillary Airport, a member of our skilled Sherpa crew will welcome you and start the journey to Phakding. Once you descend to the Kusum River, following the Dudh Koshi on its eastern bank will lead you to Phakding. The most important thing to keep in mind is to move gently since it takes time for your body to adjust to the thin air. After a short journey, you will reach Phakding, where you will spend the night at a Sherpa-run teahouse.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 3 to 4 hours
  • 7.8 kilometers

On your route to Namche, you will pass through stunning Sherpa settlements like Bengkar, Monjo, and Jorsale. There are several slopes on the route between Phakding and Namche in both directions. You may witness views of snow-capped mountains, including Kusum Kanguru, Thamserku, and other peaks, as you bridge the Dudh Koshi River near Bengkar. You will arrive at the checkpoint at the entry to Sagarmatha National Park after passing through a few villages, where your permits for the Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Ri and Cho La Pass will be scrutinized. You may reach Namche Bazaar by ascending one of the suspension bridges above the river. Beautiful peaks like Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and Taweche can be seen from Namche Bazaar.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 5 to 6 hours
  • 10.4 kilometers

It's time to recharge and acclimatize in Namche before continuing EBC Trek via Gokyo Ri and Cho La Pass. A busy town, Namche Bazaar is located in the Khumbu area. There are many amenities, including bakeries, restaurants, ATMs, and Internet cafes. You may quickly visit a viewpoint like Thame or Khunde before taking a tour of the surrounding area. You can visit Tourist Visitor Center to learn about Everest climbers, Sherpa people, and their customs. You can also reach the Everest View Hotel on a hike. Numerous mountains, including Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho-Oyu, Thamserku, and many more, can be seen from this location. After spending some time touring the region, you will return to Namche for the evening. Along the way, it's possible to view a museum, a gallery, and a few Sherpa villages.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

A day of acclimatization in Namche will be followed by the continuation of your Everest Base Camp Trek with Gokyo Lakes and Cho La Pass. To get to Dole, you must pass via the charming settlements of Syangboche, Sanasa, and Phortse Thanga. You will start your journey early in the morning to see the best views of mountain ranges including Taboche, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku, and Kongde Ri. After descending via Khumjung, you will reach the junction of Gokyo Valley and the Everest Base Camp trail route. You have to travel a rocky path that slowly ascends a steep slope to reach Phortse Thanga. You must go beside the Dudh Koshi River, through a rhododendron forest, and climb a small ascent through a difficult trekking trail before arriving in Dhole. You can visit ruined stupas and meadows surrounded by stone walls in Dole.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 6 to 7 hours
  • 10 kilometers

With the aid of the EBC Trek through the Gokyo Cho La Pass Map, you will move from Dole in the direction of Maccharmo. You will notice the disparity in the plants and landforms as you stroll along the route. The path travels via Lhabarma and Luza, passing by villagers' temporary settlements, after ascending a ridge. Along the trek, you will appreciate the beautiful sights of Kantega, Cho Oyu, Thamserku, and the Ngozumpa glacier. Views of the deep Dudh Koshi valley may be seen as you continue your picturesque hillside stroll. After navigating the ups and downs of the paths, your trip comes to a conclusion at Machhermo. A magnificent stream that originates in Kyajo Ri and Phari Lapche begins in Machhermo village, the location of some of the earliest reported Yeti sightings.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 5 to 6 hours
  • 10 kilometers

By climbing a ridge today, where you will enjoy stunning views of Mount Cho Oyu, you will start your trek to Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Cho La Pass. Before descending to the riverbank, you will pass through Phangkha. As you continue down the path, you can view the final moraine of the Ngazumpa glacier. After climbing the moraine, you will proceed in the direction of the first lake, Longpongo, which you will approach by bridging over a stream on an iron bridge. Following witnessing Lama's Footprints on a stone, you will locate the second lake, known as Taboche Tsho. The sight of this cool blue lake sparkling in the sunlight will encourage you to continue a bit farther to the third lake, Dudh Pokhari. Next to the lake is where the Gokyo villages are located.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 4 to 5 hours
  • 7 kilometers

Today is the second acclimatization day of the EBC Trek via Gokyo Ri and Cho La Pass, which may be used for short hikes to acclimate. If the weather is clear, you may climb to Gokyo Ri in the morning. You can view the entire Khumbu region in fine detail from the top of Gokyo Ri. On Mount Everest, the early sunshine is excellent and offers breathtaking views of several other peaks, such as Cho-Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Makulu. Another approach to utilize the acclimatization day is to walk 3 kilometers north of Gokyo to see the serene beauty of the fourth lake, Thonak Tsho. Depending on your level of fitness, you can keep trekking to the fifth lake, Ngozumpa Tsho, from which you can take in magnificent views of the longest glacier in the Himalayas.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

After acclimatizing in Gokyo Village for a day, you will continue your Everest Base Camp Trek with Gokyo Lakes and Cho La Pass today toward Dragnag. You will come across Ngozumpa Glacier as you continue on this trek. The path has plenty of ups and downs while being a shorter trip with a modest height gain. It is undeniably breathtaking and gorgeous when you stroll down the valley on the eastern side of the glacial moraine. When you go to the yak grazing area, Tawache and Cholatse peaks will be right next to you. Dragnag Village, with its serene setting adjacent to Ngozumpa Glacier, is well situated to help trekkers access Cho-La High Pass.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 4 to 5 hours
  • 4.43 kilometers

After spending the night in Thangnag, you will trek to the peak of the Cho La Pass the next morning via treacherous terrain and glacier moraines. If it is covered with snow, the ascent is challenging and dangerous. After a few hours of climbing, you will reach the top of Cho La Pass, where you will be rewarded with breathtaking views of Cho La Lake and Mt. Cholatse. As you go downhill, the terrain becomes slippery and dangerous. On this Everest Base Camp Trek through Gokyo Cho La Pass, the landscape is magnificent. You will arrive at Dzongla, your final destination for the day, after around seven hours of hiking.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 6 to 7 hours
  • 9.4 kilometers

You will head toward Lobuche after leaving Dzongla, following the moraine as it descends toward Chola Lake. The Everest Base Camp Trek over Gokyo Cho La Pass Route commences from Dzongla and gently meanders across a tiny glacial lake, following the charming peaks of Cholatse and Taboche as well as the tiny Chola glacier. As you proceed in the direction of Ama Dablam, you will follow the Khumbu Glacier. On the trail, you may observe the memorial sculptures of the climbers who died here. In contrast to the previous day, the ascent to Lobuche will be pleasurable, and you will follow Imja Khola on the way to reach the destination. It will take you four hours to go to Lobuche.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 5 to 6 hours
  • 8.4 kilometers

This day will be a special one for you since you will reach the Everest Base Camp. You will ascend to Everest Base Camp after leaving your belongings behind in Gorakshep. Following your arrival at Everest Base Camp, you will feel a sense of achievement. The trek to Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lakes and Cho La Pass will improve you as a better person since getting there requires a lot of endurance and relentless physical exertion. From Everest Base Camp, you will get the chance to see breathtaking views of the Khumbu Glacier. You should snap pictures as they will act as a lasting memento. When you have enough of the views from EBC, you will climb down to Gorakshep.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 6 to 7 hours
  • 15 kilometers

The most fascinating part of the Everest Base Camp Trek through Gokyo Ri and Cho La Pass will be visited today. To see the golden dawn over Mount Everest and other nearby peaks, you will ascend to Kalapatthar early in the morning. From Gorakshep to Kala Patthar, the climb is challenging and will be recovered by the most beautiful mountain views. The vistas you will be taking in will be completely different from anything you have ever seen. The majestic mountains Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, and Lhotse can all be seen nicely from Kala Patthar. Spend some time at the Kala Patthar vantage point before descending to Gorakshep for breakfast, and then continue on to Pheriche, your last destination for the day.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 6 to 7 hours
  • 11.5 kilometers

The Pheriche to Namche Bazaar segment of the EBC Trek through Gokyo Ri and Cho La Pass is filled with amazing natural landscapes. You will descend to Pangboche and Tengboche, where you may see Buddha monasteries, leaving the mountain behind while carrying a lot of memories, challenges, happiness, and fulfillment. Along with a sweeping vista of the mountain ranges, the trail descends alongside the Imja River. You could observe pheasants, musk deer, mountain goats, etc. as you pass through forests. You will pass through the charming villages of Shomare, Pangboche, Tengboche, and Phungi Thanga as you make your way down to your destination for today while noticing several prayer flags and chortens. After further traveling, you will reach Namche Bazaar.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 7 to 8 hours
  • 14.3 kilometers

After breakfast, you will traverse the Hillary Suspension Bridge, descend a challenging path, and pass through several surrounding settlements. The majority of your EBC Trek via Gokyo Ri and Cho La Pass will take place in and around the Dudh Koshi River Valley. Trekkers must go very slowly, with considerable control, while maintaining balance on the difficult, rocky terrain. You will be able to glimpse distant, snow-covered mountains as you pass through rhododendron woods and an open plain. The roar of the Dudh Koshi River bids a fond farewell after you travel through a number of picturesque villages that depict the way of life in the mountains. When you arrive in Lukla, you will check into a hotel to relax and prepare. Your time in the Khumbu region will likely come to an end this evening. It's time to celebrate since you were successful despite all obstacles.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 7 to 8 hours
  • 13.5 kilometers

From Lukla to Kathmandu, trekkers have the option of taking a mountain aircraft on this day. If all goes according to plan, you will return to Kathmandu in the morning. The 45-minute, scenic flight back to Kathmandu will be pleasurable. Most likely, you will be thinking about your trek to Everest Base Camp through Gokyo Cho La Pass and looking forward to spending time with your loved ones in your home country. Spend some time shopping and exploring Kathmandu once there. The evening is a celebration of the conclusion of the Gokyo Lakes to Everest Base Camp Trek.

  • 3 Star Hotel in Thamel
  • Breakfast

Before departing for Tribhuwan International Airport at the planned departure time. This is the final day in Nepal, which provides the last opportunity to take advantage of shopping and enjoy touring the cultural metropolis of Kathmandu valley. We will drop you off at the airport three hours before your flight time.

  • Breakfast

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

Cost Includes
  • Pickup and Drop off services from/to Kathmandu international airport
  • Twin-sharing accommodation at 3 stars hotel in Kathmandu
  • Domestic Flight Tickets to start Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes and Cho La Pass
  • Three times meals (breakfast, dinner, and lunch) during the trek
  • Sagarmatha National Park Permits
  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permits
  • English-speaking professional trekking guide and his food, accommodation, insurance, and salary
  • Comprehensive first aid kit with high altitude medicines and oximeter to check oxygen level
  • Duffel bag, Sleeping bag, and Down Jacket (Sleeping bag and down jacket must be returned after completion of the trek)
  • Trek completion certificate (Upon request)
  • Airport transfer for your final departure
Cost Excludes
  • International airfare, visa, and travel insurance
  • Lunch and Dinner at Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu or on the trek for any reason (Early arrival or delay, early arrival from trek due to any reason)
  • Porter to carry your luggage during the trek (if you would like to take a porter it will cost you USD 300 for the whole trip which you could choose on the booking option)
  • Tips for Guide and Porter (expected from trekkers involved in Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Ri and Cho La Pass).
Departure Dates
  • We have daily departures for this trip from March to May and from mid-September to mid-December. You can type in the number of passengers to book a reservation and select a date that is convenient for you. Due to group size, we never cancel a trip once you've made a reservation. If you would rather join the group, we will add more travelers on the selected date. You can let us know once you make a reservation or earlier.
  • If you want to cancel the trip for any reason, you can let us know at least 30 days in advance. Wewill refund your deposit. If you want to cancel the trip within a 30-day period, we will keep your deposit until you find out the next schedule.
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Useful Info

Best Season or Time for EBC Trek via Gokyo Cho La Pass

The two most popular trekking seasons in Nepal for the EBC Trek via Gokyo Cho La Pass are spring and autumn. The weather is often consistent, dry, and moderate during the months of February, March, April, and May. With everyday vistas of the mountains and a pristine environment, this time of year is great for trekking in the Everest region. In the spring, thousands of flowers and plants blossom, adding beauty and enjoyment to the stroll in Nepal. Another great season to trek at Everest Base Camp is in the autumn, which includes the months of September, October, November, and December.

Food or Meal Available during EBC Trek via Gokyo Cho La Pass

You will have three meals on your EBC Trek via Gokyo Cho La Pass trip: 

  • Breakfast: During the trip, meals like pancakes, cornflakes, local bread, chapatti, porridge, egg dishes of any form (fried egg, scrambled egg, boiled egg, omelet), toast, Muesli with milk, hash brown potatoes, and so on are usually provided.
  • Lunch: Pancakes, cornflakes, local bread, chapatti, porridge, egg dishes of any kind (fried egg, scrambled egg, boiled egg, omelet), toast, Muesli with milk, hash brown potatoes, and so on are frequently supplied during the excursion.
  • Dinner: The dinner menu is identical to the lunch menu, but it includes soups such as tomato soup, mushroom soup, garlic soup, vegetable soup, chicken soup, and so on.
  • Drinks: You can get black tea, milk tea, lemon tea, ginger tea, mint tea, and so on for tea, and milk coffee or black coffee for coffee.

Accommodation Facilities on EBC Trek via Gokyo Cho La Pass

You will spend the two nights at a three-star hotel in Kathmandu. Every lodging on the EBC Trek via Gokyo Cho La Pass will probably be a teahouse. The Teahouse Hotel is a charming, reasonably priced lodging option for visitors to Nepal. Most of the accommodations are modest. They frequently have one window, plastered or wood-paneled walls, and low, foam-covered beds. While some teahouses have heaters in each room, the majority of teahouses have a central burner that is lit at night. Hot showers are offered by a few hotels, but not by most. The majority of locations provide electrical charging, however, there may be a little fee. In our suggested schedule, double rooms are advised because it could be challenging to get a single room at the busiest time of year.

EBC Trek via Gokyo Cho La Pass Difficulty Level

The EBC Trek via Gokyo Cho La Pass trip may be challenging for you if you have never hiked before, especially in the Himalayas, since you will be going down treacherous routes that are full of hazards. On this trip, you must trek for at least 5 to 6 hours each day. There are multiple ups and downs on the difficult, steep terrain. For this journey, you must be in great physical and mental condition. Any trekking excursion to Nepal comes with a substantial risk of altitude sickness. Because the routes pass through areas with elevations of more than 4000 meters, trekkers are more likely to experience altitude sickness. On the EBC Trek via Gokyo Cho La Pass routes, you will go through challenging, inaccessible, mountainous, and severe terrain. To develop your abdominal muscles, you must get beyond these challenges. The hikers will encounter a variety of challenges along the trip, including rocky terrain, meadows, deep valleys, and rock-covered highways. They will also encounter tiny cliffs and other hazardous terrains. Most hikers will find these lengthy hikes challenging. Going such a far distance might be too much for someone who has never hiked in these conditions.

Altitude Sickness and Remedies during EBC Trek via Gokyo Cho La Pass

Altitude sickness happens when the body cannot adapt to the low oxygen levels and high air pressure in high-altitude mountains while on the trek to Gokyo Lakes and Everest Base Camp. The oxygen level begins to fall at an altitude of 3000 meters, which causes severe mountain sickness in many hikers and mountain climbers. Acute mountain sickness can cause a variety of symptoms, including headaches, fatigue, nausea, shortness of breath, wooziness, lack of sleep or difficulty falling asleep, loss of appetite, and others. Before climbing to Gokyo Ri and Everest Base Camp Trek, keep in mind the following tips to avoid altitude sickness:

  • Keep yourself hydrated when hiking and stay away from alcohol because it dehydrates you.
  • Maintain a healthy diet throughout the trip.
  • Diamox, the most effective medicine for altitude sickness, should be brought along on the hike.
  • Don't hurry when hiking to a high altitude. You ought to walk carefully and slowly.
  • Before hiking at an elevation of more than 3,000 meters, acclimate appropriately.
  • If your body reveals any symptoms of altitude sickness, you must either stop immediately or lower some elevation.
  • Keeping yourself clean may also help you avoid altitude sickness.

Travel Insurance for EBC Trek via Gokyo Cho La Pass

This trip to EBC via Gokyo Cho La Pass requires travel insurance. Each trekker must provide a copy of their certificate of comprehensive travel insurance coverage to Green Valley Nepal Treks prior to the commencement of the trek. Medical and emergency evacuation, as well as helicopter rescue at heights up to 6000 meters, must all be covered by the insurance. We need all participants to submit comprehensive insurance information within a week of booking the EBC Trek via Gokyo Cho La Pass. In the event of an emergency, we'll prepare a quick, efficient rescue plan based on your insurance policy and the other paperwork you submitted to us. Before purchasing travel insurance, find out from your insurance company if they provide heli-rescue and heli-evacuation up to 6000 meters.

EBC Trek via Gokyo Cho La Pass Packing List

Here is a simple list of the things you should pack on your EBC Trek via Gokyo Cho La Pass that you shouldn't forget to include:

  • Sunglasses, sun hat, woolen cap, or balaclava
  • Inner and outer gloves
  • Towel, flip-flop or rubber sandal, toiletries
  • Rucksack or daypack (30 liters) with a waterproof cover
  • Trekking pants and waterproof trousers
  • T-shirts or shirts
  • Down Jacket
  • Wind/ waterproof light jacket
  • Fleece jumper or jacket
  • Headlamp, power bank, and extra batteries
  • Sun protection cream, wet wipes, and hand sanitizer
  • Inner Thermal (top and trousers)
  • Socks and underwear
  • Water bottles and water purification tablets
  • Sleeping bag liner

Here are some more items to consider adding to your packing list: Recommended Packing List for Nepal Trekking

EBC Trek via Gokyo Cho La Pass Safety Majors

We ensure the protection and safety of our clients during Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Ri. The trustworthy organization Green Valley Nepal Treks takes the following safety measures:

  • The trek leaders and guides can ensure your comfort, safety, and security as they have years of experience leading treks.
  • We provide each and every one of our guides with wilderness first aid training.
  • Throughout the walk, our leader will encourage and inspire you.
  • We evaluate the cleanliness of the meals and housing in hiking destinations.
  • We have every piece of equipment, gear, and first aid kit that might require during the trek.
  • Our trek leaders have the right to either cancel or continue the trip if someone feels sick from the altitude.

Everest Base Camp Trekking via Gokyo Cho La Pass Booking Procedure

Government-approved trek and tour operator company, Green Valley Nepal Treks has been offering these services for over ten years in Nepal. Both the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) and the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN) recognize us as members. As a result, you may confidently reserve an EBC Trek via Gokyo Cho La Pass. To reserve a trip, we need a deposit equal to 10% of the total cost. Within a week of making your reservation, please email us copies of essential papers you may have, such as your passport, passport-size photos, travel insurance, and arrival and departure flight information. You may make a payment on our website via bank transfer, western union, or online. You have three payment options when you land in Nepal: cash, bank transfer, and credit card. For your convenience, we will also email you payment information, including the method of payment and the total amount.

What our travelers saysClient Reviews
  • TripAdvisor

    EBC and Gokyo Lakes via Chola Pass

    The trip was well organised with no unpleasant surprises. Arjun from Green Valley ensured that everything ran smoothly from the office/admin side. Raj Lamalxa Kulung (porter/guide) did an excellent job on the trail. Nothing was too much effort for him and he did more than what was needed to ensure that I had a fantastic trek. Well done to the Green Valley team !

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    Andre du ToitApril 30, 2023South Africa
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    Fantastic Company, Great Deals And Friendly/Personal Service

    I shopped around quite a lot for a company that would provide the best experience for a reasonable price, so let me save you the trouble and tell you that Green Valley is the best bang for your buck. Owners Raj and Arjun are super kind, polite and provide a very personable service. They offered to pick me up from the airport and didn't put on too much pressure to sign up with their company, they were flexible with their dates, packages, and prices, totally leaving it up to me to modify the package of my choosing.

    I ended up doing a 14-day Everest Base Camp trek with the return including Chola Pass and Gokyo lakes; it was an unbelievable experience -- and comparing other companies' prices for the same trip, it was also definitely a steal. Our guide was Bishwa who was incredibly knowledgeable and fun. He had a light-hearted approach and soon became a brother to our whole team, while also providing detailed information about the landscape and a brief every night before bed on what to expect the following day.

    Afterward, I was so impressed I signed up for a solo trek to the Annapurna base camp trek with the same company. My guide for that trek was Narendra, who was super fun, and kind and brought a strong work ethic and a big heart to each day on the journey. Very lucky to have found Green Valley and highly recommend them to anyone looking to do any trek in Nepal. Fun, flexible, kind, and professional!

    K
    KamilkaramaliMarch 31, 2023Germany
FAQs
  • We promise to keep all hikers happy, safe, and secure. Our teams are well-trained in first aid, and they are equipped with all the gear, supplies, and first aid kits required. Oximeters are also used to track altitude sickness symptoms. In an emergency, we'll fly you back from this great height using a helicopter. In an emergency, we will fly you back from a high height using a helicopter.

  • Due to the uncertain nature of the weather, we advise you to plan an additional 2 to 3 days for the excursion. Flights from Lukla to Kathmandu or the other way around are canceled in bad weather. The flight is automatically rescheduled for the following day in such circumstances. If you need to be on time for the hike or your flight home, you can hire a helicopter if your timetable is really tight. You will, however, be responsible for the helicopter's expense.

  • Yes. Both Sagarmatha National Park permit and Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality permit are necessary. You may rely on Green Valley Nepal Treks to assist you with all the documentation required to obtain these permits.

  • Travel insurance is required for this trip. Prior to the start of the trip, each hiker is required to give Green Valley Nepal Treks a copy of their certificate of complete travel insurance coverage. The insurance must cover all costs associated with medical and emergency evacuation, as well as helicopter rescue operations up to a height of 6000 meters.

  • Although there is no restriction on age, we do not advise bringing young children up high. The health of a youngster might be severely affected. But you also need to be in good physical shape and be optimistic. A delicate medical condition, such as heart or lung problems, is another condition for which we do not advise this trek.

  • We advise you to limit the weight of your trek luggage to no more than 15 kilograms. A maximum of 30 kilograms can be carried by each porter. We assign 1 porter to transport 2 duffel bags for clients. Please be aware that for the flight to Lukla, you are only permitted 15 kg of luggage, including your handbag. You will be charged extra for overage luggage.

  • Yes, majority of tea houses will charge a nominal fee for internet access. Although the WI-FI service may not be extremely quick, you can check for urgent messages or updates that are relevant to your job.

  • Compared to other trek packages like Annapurna, the degree of effort needed is a little bit more. On the other hand, you are in capable hands with Green Valley Nepal Treks' knowledgeable staff. In order to build up your stamina, we suggest that you begin working out a few weeks before your travel. You will enjoy more if you are physically and mentally fit.

  • On the trails, bottled water is widely and cheaply accessible, however, certain trek areas do not allow plastic bottles. Therefore, we advise you to take a water bottle that you may fill with boiling or filter water. Additionally, we urge you to use water purification pills or drops, which you may either bring from your home country or purchase in Kathmandu.

  • Yes, you can eat vegetarian cuisine with no issues as most lodges provide vegetarian dishes. To prevent food poisoning, we constantly advise our clients to consume vegetarian meals. Eating large, meat-based meals at a high altitude is not very healthy.

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