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Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking via EBC - 16 Days

  • Duration 16 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Grade Challenging
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Meals Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner During Trek
  • Accommodation Tea House or Lodge During Trek
  • Max. Altitude Kala Patthar (5555 Meters)
  • Activity Trekking
  • Group Type Any
  • Group Size 1 to 10
  • Best Season Spring and Autumn
Highlights
  • After taking a picturesque flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, travel in Tenzing and Hillary's footsteps to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar.
  • Beautiful scene with gently sloping hills, quaint towns, and lush meadows
  • Wonderful opportunity to tour Buddhist temples and get knowledge of the Sherpa culture and customs that are unique to the area
  • In Sagarmatha National Park, you get a fantastic chance to see wildlife and birds.
  • Visit the largest and oldest Tengboche monastery in Tengboche and give your prayers there.
  • Astonishing close-up views of snow-capped mountains, icefalls, and steep slopes while viewing ancient Chortens, Gompas, colorful Mani walls, and prayer wheels.
  • Explore Gokyo Lakes and Ngozumpa Glacier after taking in the magnificent views of Mount Everest and the surrounding mountains from Kalapatthar and Gokyo Peak.
  • You will explore incredible places on your Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking via EBC, including the Everest Base Camp, Kala Patthar, Cho La Pass, Gokyo Lake, and Gokyo Ri.
  • Spend a blissful time exploring undiscovered pathways through luxuriant foliage in the Sagarmath National Park and Gokyo valley.

A difficult and rewarding journey, Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking via EBC, will take you through some of the most breathtaking scenery in the Everest Region of Nepal. Trekking via the Khumbu Glacier, the biggest glacier in the Himalayas, is one of the highlights of the Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking via EBC excursion. This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience directly the amazing strength and beauty of nature. The walk also passes by the magnificent Ngozumpa Glacier, the biggest glacier in the Nepal Himalayas.

The opportunity to traverse the Chola Pass, which is a difficult but worthwhile experience, is another highlight of the EBC Trek with Gokyo Cho La Pass. At 5,420 meters above sea level, the pass provides sweeping views of the Himalayas. Although it takes some physical preparation and previous trekking expertise to cross the divide, the benefits are well worth the effort. The Everest Base Camp (EBC) is a well-liked destination for trekkers and the starting point for climbers aiming to conquer Mount Everest. The strenuous EBC with Gokyo Chola Pass Trek necessitates a high degree of fitness and previous trekking expertise.

You will get to see some of the most stunning scenery in the world and get the opportunity to cross one of the Himalayas' most difficult crossings, so the effort is well worth it. The best months to do Gokyo Chola Pass through EBC Trekking are September through November and March through May because of the clear skies and comfortable temperatures. It is advised that you hire a local porter and guide for the journey since they will be able to help you with the logistics and offer useful information about the journey.

The 16 Days Gokyo Cho La Pass via EBC Trek Itinerary starts with a delightful flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, after which you will begin your trek to Phakding, where you will spend the night. You will go to Namche Bazaar the next day, which is the entrance to Mount Everest. You will stay here for another day to adjust to the altitude, and in the meantime, you will learn about Sherpa's culture and way of life. Your next trek will be motivated by the breathtaking morning views of Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Khantenga, Thamserku, and other nearby mountains. The next day, you will travel from Namche to Tengboche as part of your Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking via EBC itinerary, where you will get even greater views of the area.

To reach Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorakshep, and Everest Base Camp, you must ascend higher. Along the way, you will pass through deep valleys, monasteries, and viewpoints with fascinating views. The nicest view of the surrounding snow-capped mountains is when you climb up to Kala Patthar from Gorakshep. Your Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking via the EBC route will go toward Dzongla and cross Cho La Pass in two days after a great experience in Kala Patthar. When you arrive at Gokyo, the magnificent Gokyo Lake, a Buddhist and Hindu pilgrimage site, will greet you. The next day, Gokyo Ri gives panoramas of the entire Everest region. As you go to Namche Bazaar, the commercial center of the Khumbu area, you pass by Khumjung, the largest settlement village. Your Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek via EBC will come to a conclusion as you descend from Namche to Pakding and back to the starting point Lukla. From there, you will catch a flight back to Kathmandu.

We at Green Valley Nepal Treks and Research Hub are pleased to present our well-planned EBC Trek with the Gokyo Chola Pass Itinerary, which will give you an experience of a lifetime. Booking is now available for 2023 and 2024. Based on your time, budget, and endurance, we are willing to customize this package to meet your requirements. For more questions regarding the EBC Trek with Gokyo Cho La Pass Cost, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Before joining this trek, you must educate yourself about altitude and route with the help of Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking via EBC Map.

Benefits of Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking via EBC Booking with us

  • International and Domestic Airport Pickup And Drop off service
  • Green Valley Nepal Trek Duffle Bag
  • Green Valley Nepal Trek T-Shirt
  • Free Everest Base Camp Trek Map
  • An Oximeter to Check Blood Oxygen Saturation Levels.
  • Medical Kits - Which May Be Necessary In Certain Cases.
  • Free Excess Luggage Storing At Green Valley Nepal Store During The Trek

What You Can Expect from Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking via EBC?

  • When undertaking the EBC with Gokyo Chola Pass Trek, trekkers can expect a challenging and rewarding experience that takes them through some of the most beautiful landscapes in the Everest region of Nepal.
  • The trek starts at Lukla and takes trekkers through the Sagarmatha National Park, home to the highest peak in the world, Mount Everest. Along the way, trekkers will have the opportunity to explore the glistening glacial lakes of the Gokyo Valley and summit the beautiful Gokyo Ri peak for breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks.
  • One of the highlights of the Gokyo Chola Pass via EBC Trekking is the chance to trek through the Khumbu Glacier, the largest glacier in the Himalayas. This is a unique opportunity to witness the incredible power and beauty of nature up close. The trek also takes trekkers through the Ngozumpa Glacier, which is the largest glacier in the Nepal Himalayas.
  • Trekkers will reach the Everest Base Camp (EBC) where they will have the chance to witness the stunning Khumbu Icefall, which is a glacial valley surrounded by towering peaks. The EBC is the starting point for climbers attempting to summit Mount Everest and is a popular destination for trekkers.
  • The Gokyo Cho La Pass via EBC Trek will lead to the challenging Chola Pass (5,420 meters) which offers panoramic views of the Himalayas. Crossing the pass requires a good level of fitness and trekking experience, but the rewards are well worth the effort.
  • In addition to the natural beauty and physical challenges, trekkers can also expect to encounter traditional Sherpa villages and monasteries along the way, giving them a glimpse into the unique culture and way of life of the local people.
  • It is recommended to do the trek between September to November and March to May as the weather condition is clear and the temperature is moderate. Trekkers should also be prepared for the high altitude, and it is recommended to hire a local guide and porter for the trek.

Is Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking via EBC Suitable For You?

The Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking via EBC is a challenging trek that requires a good level of fitness and trekking experience. It is not recommended for beginners or those without prior trekking experience. The trek involves crossing the Chola Pass, which stands at an altitude of 5,420 meters and requires trekkers to be physically and mentally prepared for the challenge. The trek also involves long days of hiking and ascending to high altitudes, which can be challenging for some people. Altitude sickness is a risk at high altitudes, and trekkers should be aware of the symptoms and take necessary precautions.

Additionally, the Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking via EBC takes place in a remote and rugged area, and trekkers should be prepared for the potential lack of amenities and services. It is important to be self-sufficient and carry all necessary gear and equipment. That being said, if you have prior trekking experience, are physically fit, and have a good level of endurance, the Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek via EBC can be a very rewarding and unforgettable experience. The trek offers the chance to explore beautiful landscapes, witness the power of nature, and gain a sense of accomplishment from crossing the challenging Chola Pass.

It is important to consult with a doctor before undertaking the trek and to be aware of the risks and challenges involved. It is also recommended to hire a local guide and porter for the trek, as they will be able to provide valuable information about the trek and assist you with the logistics.

Preparation for Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking via EBC

Preparation is key for a successful and enjoyable EBC Trek with Gokyo Chola Pass experience. Remember to always listen to your body, and don’t hesitate to turn back if you feel unwell. Here are a few things to consider when preparing for the trek:

  • Physical Fitness

The EBC Trek with Gokyo Cho La Pass is a challenging trek that requires a good level of physical fitness. It is important to start preparing for the trek well in advance, ideally several months before your departure date. A regular exercise routine that includes cardio and strength training will help to improve your overall fitness and endurance.

  • Altitude Acclimatization

The trek takes place at high altitudes, and it is important to be aware of the risks of altitude sickness. It is recommended to spend a few days acclimatizing in Kathmandu before embarking on the trek. Additionally, trekkers should be aware of the symptoms of altitude sickness and take necessary precautions, such as taking Diamox or descending to a lower altitude if symptoms occur.

  • Mental Preparation

The EBC with Gokyo Chola Pass Trek is a challenging trek that requires a good level of mental preparation. It is important to be mentally prepared for the physical challenges and the lack of amenities and services in a remote and rugged area.

Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking via EBC Cost 2024 and 2025

The cost of the EBC Trek with 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 5USD 1195SEND INQUIRY
6 to 10USD 1099SEND INQUIRY

You can do the same trek in a clockwise orientation by booking: EBC Trek via Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek. If you have any questions concerning the price of the EBC with Gokyo Chola Pass Trek, please contact us via WhatsApp (at any time).

Day to Day Itinerary
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Our agent will meet and greet you at the Tribhuvan International Airport. You will be taken to the hotel in a private tourist vehicle. You might choose to take a break or visit us in person to learn more about the Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking via EBC Itinerary strategy.

  • 3 Stars Hotel in Kathmandu

Your Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking via EBC will start after a 30- to 40-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. The Annapurna and Langtang Himalayan ranges may both be seen magnificently from this majestic flight. First, you will make your way from Lukla to the Thado Koshi River while across a few suspension bridges. After a leisurely hour of descent, you will reach a Chheplung hamlet with a view of Mt. Khumbila (5,761 m), a holy mountain that has never been scaled. The trip will be more enjoyable and easier as you adjust. From Chheplung, you will descend to Phakding, where you may see Pemacholing and Rimishung Monastery.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 3 to 4 Hours
  • 7.8 Kilometers

After eating breakfast in Phakding, you will keep walking. You will experience both uphill and downhill walking on your Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek via EBC Route, as well as several river crossings and a breathtaking view of Mt. Thamserku (6,608 m) from the Bengkar village. You will pass through Monjo Village, thick woods, and rough paths on your way to the Sagarmatha National Park's entrance. After registering your permits, you will enter the forest. You will be able to glimpse Mount Everest from this forest for the first time. After passing past the village of Jorsale, you will proceed to Namche Bazaar by crossing the Hillary Suspension Bridge. From here, you may enjoy stunning views of the Himalayas, including Everest, Lhotse, and Tawache.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 5 to 6 Hours
  • 10.4 Kilometers

Before continuing on the route of EBC Trek with Gokyo Chola Pass, it is time to rest and acclimatize in Namche. Namche Bazaar is a bustling town in the Khumbu region. Bakeries, restaurants, ATMs, and Internet cafés are just a few of the various conveniences. Before going on a tour of the community, you could quickly stop at a viewpoint like Thame or Khunde. To find out more about Everest climbers, Sherpa people, and their traditions, go to the Tourist Visitor Center. The Everest View Hotel is also reachable by trek. From here, one can view several mountains, including Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho-Oyu, Thamserku, and many others. You will return to Namche for the evening after some time spent exploring the area. Along the way, it's possible to view a museum, a gallery, and a few Sherpa villages.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Your EBC Trek with Gokyo Cho La Pass Route will depart from Namche after breakfast and travel toward Tangboche. From the route to Tangboche, one can view Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Ama Dablam, and Mt. Thamserku. You will be astounded by the fauna, including musk deer, Himalayan Thar, and multicolored pheasants, as you stroll along the smooth and occasionally zigzagging path. After passing through a pine grove, you will cross a bridge over the Dudh Koshi River that is covered with prayer flags. After some hiking, you reach Phungi Thanga, a little settlement with a few teahouses and an army outpost tucked away in an alpine forest. You will also have the opportunity to visit the Tengboche monastery and see a religious ritual performed by the monks there.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 5 to 6 Hours
  • 9.2 Kilometers

Tengbohe offers a breathtaking dawn view of the surrounding mountains, including views of the Kangtega range, Thamserku, Amadablam, Taboche, Kwangde, Tengboche, Lhotse, and Nuptse, among others. Today, you will begin your EBC with Gokyo Chola Pass Trek by hiking via Imja Khola, which will descend to the riverbed through birch and rhododendron forests. On your route to Pangboche, where you will be treated to a breathtaking vista of the Himalayas, you will stop at a Buddhist nunnery at Deboche and pass by a few chortens. Walking from the high Pangboche to the parched and mountainous Shomare, one can clearly see the greenery dwindling. You may glimpse Mt. Pumori's coronal crest from Orsho before getting to Dingboche, a frigid and windy village where you will spend the night.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 4 to 5 Hours
  • 9.1 Kilometers

Climbing via the Khumbu Khola valley to Duglha will be the first leg of the Gokyo Chola Pass via EBC Trekking. The valley starts to become smaller as you approach closer to Dusa. With several large rocks and adjacent, steep mountains, the path is challenging. It is also possible to see a lot of monuments with praying flags and stones in memory of climbers who perished while attempting Mount Everest. The route between Gokyo Lakes and Cho-La Pass will next come into view. It's also possible to observe peaks like Khumbuste (6,636 m), Lingtren (6,749 m), and Pumori (7,161 m). Walking across the hilly landscape on a typical trip to Lobuche may easily make you exhausted. There aren't many tea houses in Lobuche for overnight stays.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 4 to 5 Hours
  • 7.9 Kilometers

Following breakfast in Lobuche, you will stroll to Gorakshep. The best day of the 16 Days Gokyo Cho La Pass via EBC Trek Itinerary will be today since you will finally arrive at base camp. The duration is two to three hours. You will have lunch in Gorakshep. After lunch, your journey to Mount Everest Base Camp will begin. Going to Everest Base Camp from Gorakshep would take you about 3 to 4 hours. It's stunning at Everest Base Camp. The Nuptse, Khumbuste, and Pumori peaks can all be seen magnificently from the base camp. You will hike back to Gorakshep, where you will spend the night, after admiring the view.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 7 to 8 Hours
  • 11 Kilometers

The first stage of the Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking via EBC Journey has come to an end. It started with a stroll to take in a breathtaking view of the sun rising from Kalapatthar. You will reach Kalapatthar after a few hours of walking, where you may sit and satisfy your eyes' hunger for a beautiful vista of the Himalayas. From Kalapattar's 360-degree vantage point, it is possible to see Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumo Ri, Ama Dablam, Khangtenga, Lobuche Peak, Everest Base Camp, Khumbu glacier, and Icefalls. You will leave your mark while taking lifetime-preserving memories and pictures with you. You will return to Gorakshep, gather your belongings, and get ready to go back the way you came to Lobuche. Then, you will go to Dzongla along the lovely path.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 7 to 8 Hours
  • 11.5 Kilometers

Get up early in the morning to see Cholatse's breathtaking scenery. The hardest part of the Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking via EBC Itinerary starts after you pass through Dzongla and drop to a basin after passing through spur woods. You will be rewarded with a stunning view of Chola Lake and Mt. Ama Dablam as you ascend back to the top. Rocks make the ascent more challenging and lead to the winding Bergschrund trails. From the summit, you can view stunning peaks all around you, which are framed by soaring prayer flags. The descent to Thagnak is not very difficult unless the rocks are coated in ice, which would make the journey hazardous and difficult. Thagnak is where you will spend the night.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 7 to 8 Hours
  • 8 Kilometers

In order to continue on the EBC Trek with Gokyo Chola Pass Route over Nepal's longest glacier, the Ngozumpa Glacier, you must depart the little community early in the morning. As you go closer to the opposite side of the glacier, you might be able to view the second Gokyo lakes, one of the six series. The Gokyo hamlet may be situated on the third lake's edge, near the second lake.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 2 to 3 Hours
  • 2.7 Kilometers

Your Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking via EBC Route will descend from Gokyo and traverse the Ngozumpa Glacier before arriving at the Dudh Koshi River. The short stroll passes via the first and second lakes. Along the route, there are stunning views of the peaks of Cholatse, Taboche, and others. Once you reach Machhermo, where Cho Oyu, Kangtega, and Thamserku form breathtaking vistas, you will progressively descend. To reach Dole, where you will spend the night, the trail continues past the hamlets of Luza and Lhafarma.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 7 to 8 Hours
  • 18 Kilometers

Your Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking via EBC journey for today begins in Dole and concludes in Namche Bazaar. Your walk will descend, where you will see that the plants and wildlife are more diverse. Phortse Thanga is reached during the steep drop, followed by Mong La and then a moderate descent to Namche. Mount Khumbila, Taboche, Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Everest, and Tengboche, which serve as a backdrop, can be said goodbye to as you go. The night will be spent at a tea house in Namche.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 5 to 6 Hours
  • 12 Kilometers

The Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek via EBC continues with a steep descent track on the last day. To get to the suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi, hikers must go extremely slowly, carefully, and steadily through the steep, rocky terrain. They must also travel through an open plain and a rhododendron woodland while taking in the distant views of snow-capped mountains. Lukla will eventually be reached after passing through quaint communities like Jorsalle, Monjo, Phakding, and Chheplung. You will spend the night in a teahouse in Lukla.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 7 to 8 Hours
  • 15.7 Kilometers

You will be leaving the Everest region on this day. So, make the most of the day by touring the local Lukla region. Your EBC Trek with Gokyo Chola Pass Itinerary comes to an end when you have a sumptuous breakfast in Lukla and catch a morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Like the landing, a takeoff is a spectacular event. The remaining time of the day might be spent exploring, unwinding, or celebrating.

  • 3 Stars Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Breakfast
  • 30 to 40 Minutes
  • 138 Kilometers

A drop-off in a private tourist car from the hotel to the airport is scheduled three hours before to the flight's scheduled departure time. By choosing a different curriculum, you may also prolong your journey.

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

    Trip Map
    Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking via EBC - 16 Days map
    Cost Includes
    • Pickup from Kathmandu international Airport as your arrival date and time
    • 2 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu 3 stars hotel with Breakfast (Twin Sharing Base).
    • Flight ticket to Lukla from Kathmandu or Ramechhap including airport transfer to domestic airport.
    • All necessary permits for 16 days Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking via EBC 
    • 13 nights’ accommodation during the trek (Twin Sharing Base)
    • 3 times meals a day such as Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the trekking
    • Duffel bag, Sleeping Bag and Down Jacket (return after complet the trip)
    • First Aid and Eco trained English Speaking professionals guide with medical kit (Lukla to Lukla)
    • Staffs insurance, well paid salary, equipment, foods and Hotel etc..
    • Flight ticket to Kathmandu or Ramechhap from Lukla includes transportation.
    • Purified drinking water (Ef-Chlor – water purification tablet)
    • Free luggage stored at Green Valley Nepal Store During the Trek
    • Certificate of achievement (If needed)
    • Farewell dinner in Nepali restaurant in Thamel before your departure from Nepal.
    • An airport transfer as per your departure date and time  
    Cost Excludes
    • International airfare, Nepal visa fee and any kind of insurance
    • Lunch and Dinner in  Kathmandu 
    • Porter to carry your luggage during the trek (if you would like to take a porter you can add from our add-on option, on eporter can carry maximum 25KG. 
    • expenses during the trekking such as hot shower, all kind of drinks, extra meals, Wi-Fi or data, battery charging, upgraded accommodation etc..
    • Tips for Staffs (it is expected)
    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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    PriceUS$1195
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    Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking via EBC Best Time, Season, Months

    • Spring Season (March, April, and May)

    The Gokyo Cho La Pass through EBC Trek is best done in the spring because of the great weather and upbeat environment. Seasonal temperatures in the base camp range from 1 to 12 degrees Celsius, which is considered to be a temperate climate. The weather helps hikers by occasionally providing a cool breeze so they can easily climb the steep trek. Rhododendrons, vibrant wildflowers, and grassy meadows arrive in spring after the chilly winter. Birds move to the area when spring arrives, so hikers may hear the chirping of birds. They are most likely to come across Himalayan Thar, snow leopards, and musk deer, although other wild animals are also possible. Because the days are so long in April and May, hikers have more time to get ready before setting out on their journey. In contrast to winter, they are not obligated to move quickly and may even slow down if necessary. Due to the exceptional visibility in the spring, trekkers at Everest Base Camp enjoy a magnificent vista of snow-capped mountains. Trekkers in May will experience oppressively hot weather as temperatures start to increase following the end of the season.

    • Autumn Season (September, October, and November)

    Autumn is another ideal season for Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking via EBC because of the moderate and bright weather. This time of year is ideal for navigating the route, especially the steep hills, as it is neither too hot nor too cold. Even when the days are a little warm, autumn hikers don't perspire much. The light wind has helped them to become calmer and more at ease. September hikers may encounter a little light precipitation as they make their way to the base camp. However, after a couple of weeks, they have nice warm weather. During October's peak season, the leaves are turning into vivid shades of orange, red, and yellow, creating a beautiful scene. Hikers may readily see Ama Dablam, Imja Tse, Thamserku, and Mount Everest because of the clear sky. As the season draws to a close, the forest's autumn foliage vanishes, and the leaves remain on the ground. The temperature progressively drops below -12 degrees Celsius as the days begin to clock down to the approach of winter.

    Food or Meal Availability on Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking via EBC

    Food and meal availability on the Gokyo Chola Pass trek via Everest Base Camp is generally good. Along the trek, there are several small villages and teahouses that provide basic accommodation and meals. These teahouses offer a variety of local and basic western foods such as dal bhat, momos, pasta, and pizza.

    • 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 Facility on Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking via EBC

    You will spend the two nights at a three-star hotel in Kathmandu. Every lodging on the Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek via EBC 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.

    Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking via EBC Difficulty

    Trekking may look like a thrilling outdoor activity with beautiful scenery. But in reality, it's quite difficult and intense, especially when combined with a trek like the EBC Trek with Gokyo Chola Pass. Climbing the mountain pass and reaching Gokyo Lake won't be easy due to the challenging terrain, unforgiving weather, and severe wildness. Its route should not be taken lightly because it features several ascents and descents as well as glacial moraines and high crests. For two to three hours, repeatedly climbing high hills depletes your stamina to the point that you can hardly walk on level ground. In order to reach Cho La Pass, one of the toughest stages, hikers must also contend with the ferocious weather of the Himalayas. The list of challenges you face during this trek can be:

    • Altitude sickness is the most frequent difficulty encountered by hikers on the EBC Trek with Gokyo Cho La Pass. It's a result of the fact that they spend most of their time at higher altitudes, where the air pressure changes quickly. Trekkers have trouble breathing because of the low oxygen levels, which can even induce sleeplessness.
    • Trekkers find it challenging to adapt to the changing weather in the Everest region as a result of elevation rise. They often have little humidity and low temperatures, making them harsh. While ascending the route to and above the base camp, the cold weather may impact you more severely.
    • The path across Ngozumpa Glacier on the EBC with Gokyo Chola Pass Trek is more difficult. Trekkers must make their way from the rocky mountain's edge to the towering hill's seemingly complicated top.
    • Trekkers must exercise additional caution since ascending the Cho La Pass ice sheet might result in frostbite for them. Extremely cold temperatures can cause exposed skin to freeze, swell, and lose its ability to feel. Trekkers will thus need to dress warmly in order to avoid the cold.

    Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking via EBC Travel Insurance

    For Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking via EBC, travel insurance is mandatory. Green Valley Nepal Treks requires a copy of the complete travel insurance coverage certificate from each trekker before the hike begins. The policy must cover medical and emergency evacuation as well as helicopter rescue at altitudes up to 6000 meters. Within a week of reserving a trek, we ask that all participants submit comprehensive insurance details. We will organize a speedy, successful rescue in an emergency using your insurance policy and other documents you handed us. Check with your insurance company to see whether they offer helicopter rescue and evacuation up to 6000 meters before purchasing travel insurance. Don't solely rely on the website content provided by the insurance company.

    Altitude Sickness and Remedies during Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking via EBC

    Altitude sickness develops when the body is unable to adapt to the low oxygen levels and high air pressure prevalent in high-altitude Mountains. Since the oxygen level begins to drop at an altitude of 3000 meters, many hikers and mountaineers get extreme mountain sickness. Acute mountain sickness is characterized by symptoms such as headaches, exhaustion, nausea, shortness of breath, dizziness, lack of sleep or difficulty to sleep, loss of appetite, and others. Consider the following tips before climbing to Everest Base Camp 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.

    Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking via EBC Packing List, Gears, Equipment

    The right clothing and gear are essential to a wonderful adventure hiking trip. Make sure you just bring what you need because the Gokyo Chola Pass via EBC Trekking is challenging enough without lugging around an overstuffed rucksack. You can use the following list as a general guide for gear, and you can also hire or buy some of it in Kathmandu before starting your journey in Lukla:

    • Backpack
    • Hiking Boots
    • Down Jacket
    • Rain (Windproof) Jacket
    • Camp Shoes
    • Socks
    • Trousers (Pants)
    • Thermal Wear
    • Shirts (T-Shirts)
    • Gloves
    • Hat
    • Sunglasses
    • Sleeping Bag
    • Water Bottle, and Purifying Tablets
    • Trekking Poles
    • Gaiters (Leg Protection)
    • Micro-Spikes (Mini Crampons)
    • Hand Sanitizer
    • Torch
    • Toiletries
    • Prescriptions
    • Medical Kit.

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

    Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking via EBC Guide and Safety Major

    We ensure the protection and safety of our clients, and we are constantly prepared. The trustworthy organization Green Valley Nepal Treks takes the following safety measures for the Gokyo Chola Pass via EBC Trekking:

    • 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.

    Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking via EBC 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 Gokyo Cho La Pass via EBC Trek Package. 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

      Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek via EBC with Green Valley

      We had a great experience traveling to Kala Pattar and crossing Cho La to reach Gokyo. Spectacular vistas as you ascend Gokyo Ri and descend via the lovely Gokyo Valley. This was my second experience working with this straightforward company. We heartily endorse their services and will unquestionably return to Nepal to tour the country once more with them!

      A
      AlbertAugust 18, 2023Russia
    • TripAdvisor

      Amazing Time at Gokyo Lake with Professional Team

      I completed this trek in reverse, starting at EBC, going to Cho La Pass, and ending at Lukla. On my route to EBC, I also spent a day at the Ama Dablam base camp. In 15 days, I finished. The sights were so amazing that I am at a loss for words to describe them. The weather was pretty nice; I didn't encounter any rainy days, but there was snow virtually every afternoon and a few significant snowfalls. I heartily suggest this walk to everyone who is considering and getting ready for such wonderful hiking experiences.

      S
      ScottAugust 09, 2023United Kingdom
    FAQs
    • Yes, you definitely require trekking permits and they are:

      • Sagarmatha National Park Permit
      • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit

      You may rely on Green Valley Nepal Treks to assist you with all the documentation required to obtain these permits.

    • In comparison, this journey is more difficult than the traditional EBC route. To take on the problem, one has to study and learn crucial facts, consult, and better prepare. This journey is more technically difficult than some of the other Everest area treks, making it more challenging. On the hike, you won't need to worry if you have a decent physical condition, acclimatization, and minimal technical knowledge. Hearing from others about the obstacles and difficulties of this climb might occasionally overwhelm hikers. You will receive superior advice and assistance from our knowledgeable travel advisers as you get ready to take on this task.

    • Pre-monsoon season, which runs from March to May, and post-monsoon season, which runs from late September to December, are the finest times to go on this walk. This journey may also be completed in February and the first few weeks of September, although the aforementioned months are the ideal times to complete it.

    • At a greater altitude, the accommodations are minimal. There are several lodging alternatives available for this Trek. However, teahouses are the most common since they are accessible and handy even in remote areas. They are more reasonably priced and come equipped with everything you need, including a single bedroom with a pillow, blanket, and bed linens. However, they must share the restroom. But there isn't much to negotiate for given the price it comes with.

    • To cover unforeseen costs while on this expedition, travel insurance is important. It reduces the financial risks and guards against certain losses for passengers. Travel insurance provides coverage for potential medical costs and unforeseen emergency evacuations. Travel insurance covers the hikers' helicopter rescue costs and can even fly them to the closest hospital for emergency care if they become unwell. As a result, we strongly advise all of our trekkers to buy travel insurance so that they won't have to worry about the costs.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

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