EBC-CHOLA PASS-GOKYO trek OVERVIEW
EBC Chola Pass Gokyo Trek is the adventurous trek into the Everest/ Khumbu the region which combines the Everest base camp with the Gokyo valley and the high Chola pass at the elevation of 5420m. This trekking trail offers the stunning views of many Himalayan giants like Mt. Everest (8848m.), Lhotse, Makalu, Amadablam, Cho-Oyu, Nuptse, Mt. Pumori, and many more. The natural beauty, rich and unique culture of the Sherpa inhabitants, lush forest, walking over the snow, crossing high pass provides the heavenly pleasure to the visitors which will be the lifetime memory.
- Thrilling flight to Lukla airport from Kathmandu
- Hillary suspension bridge, named after one of the first persons to climb the Mount Everest summit, Sir Edmund Hillary
- Amazing view of the Himalayan panorama. It includes Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8414m), and Cho Oyu (8188m)
- The lifestyle, culture, tradition, and hospitality of local ethnic groups, especially Sherpa.
- Beautiful and villages in the trekking
- The town of Namche Bazaar
- Tengboche Monastery, one of the largest and historic Buddhist Monastery
- Exotic floral and faunal diversity along the trekking trail. You will see Rhododendron, pine, and oak forest along the trails.
- The lush forests, green hills, rugged landscapes.
- Natural diversity: Greenery, vegetation, and terraced farms alongside the trek route
- You get to walk through the peaceful, off-the-beaten-paths of the Everest region to reach Gokyo valley.
- You will have a memorable time when viewing the sunrise/sunset view at Mount Everest and other neighboring peaks from Gokyo Ri (5,357 meters) and Kalapather (5,550m)
- You can click awesome photographs of the unspoiled and crisp Gokyo valley.
- You can delve into the serenity of the dazzling glacier lakes, especially during the afternoon.
- You will explore one of the biggest glaciers in the Khumbu region- Ngozumpa glacier
EVEREST BASE CAMP 5,350m
Everest base camp is admired trekking destination of Nepal where legendry climbers Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary took the first footstep in 1953. Everest Base Camp trek is a dream for any trekkers or adventurers throughout the world who want to have a lifetime experience of the Himalayan region of Nepal. Following the legendry footsteps just below enormous Mt. Everest, this trekking has a lot to offer for the trekkers.
Including Mt. Everest (8848 m), other famous snowcapped peaks can be witnessed such as Mt. Lhotse (8516 m), Makalu (8485 m), Cho-Oyu (8201 m), Island peak (616om), Nuptse (7861 m) and Ama Dablam (6812 m). Though this is challenging and tough for any trekkers, they are rewarded by stunning views of panoramic peaks, Icefalls, Glaciers, landscaped, and scenic beauty. Kalapathhar is the best viewpoint from where 360-degree views of Mt. Everest and other peaks can be seen. Sagarmatha National park is another attraction of this trek. Trekkers who have no trekking experience may find it really difficult to complete the Everest base camp trek. So
Kala Patthar, meaning 'black rock' in Nepali, Urdu, and Hindi is a notable landmark located on the south ridge of Pumori in the Nepalese Himalayas above Gorakshep.
Kala Patthar is the most famous viewpoint in Nepal offering the closest spectacles of Mt.Everest along with a 360-degree panorama of the surrounding Himalayas. At the elevation of 5,550m, Kala Patthar marks as the highest elevation point in the Everest Base Camp trek.
Most of the trekkers also hike to Kala Patthar to enjoy the mesmerizing glimpses of Himalayan giants during sunrise and sunset.
Standing on the summit of the Kala Pathar on a clear day you will be able to see the extraordinary panoramic views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and other snow-capped Himalayan peaks. Most of the trekkers also, hike to Kala Patthar to enjoy the mesmerizing glimpses of Himalayan giants during sunrise and sunset.
Cho La is a summit pass located 5,420 meters (17,782 ft) above sea level. The pass is on the Gokyo trail in the Khumbu Everest region. To the west the trail continues to the Gokyo Lakes, crossing the Ngozumpa glacier on the way. To the east, the trail joins the Everest Base Camp trek.
The pass can be physically demanding and may require crampons on top of the slippery glacier. The edge of the glacier is unstable.
The trek is usually made from the town of Dzongla towards Thagnak as it is an easier climb. Most maps will tell you the glacier is on your right side. If you are crossing from Thagnak towards Dzongla, the glacier will be on your immediate left and can be obscured by snow. This route is very difficult to even for fit trekkers as it is very steep and the terrain is made of loose rock, large boulders, and ice.
GOKYO RI 5,357 m
Gokyo Peak (Nepali: Gokyo Ri) is a 5,357 m (17,575 ft)-high the peak in the Khumbu region.
Home to the highest freshwater lake system in the world is in the Khumbu region (Everest region of Nepal.), which itself is host to several eight-thousanders like Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8414m), Cho Oyu (8188m) and Makalu (8,463m). Nestled beside the sixth highest mountain in the world, Cho Oyu (8201m), Gokyo Valley is a must-see place for adventure, for its rugged yet quiet terrain, is filled with natural allure. If you happen to be a trekking enthusiast then Gokyo Valley Trek is something you would not like to miss.
when you look down from the Gokyo Ri summit, you see the Ngozumpa glacier – the longest glacier in the Himalayas. Behind you, you see three blue-green lakes that seem to dwarf everything around them. These are the Gokyo lakes. There are five of them – each grander than the other that you get to visit
NAMCHE BAZAAR 3,440m
Namche Bazaar (3,440m) is a tourist hub and the most popular resting stop in the Khumbu region. This hilly settlement is shaped like a horseshoe and positioned in a very unconventional location. Immediately west of this bustling town is Kongde Ri (6,187m) and to the east is Thamserku (6,608m). In addition to the abundant hotels and lodges, Namche boasts of three small museums, a stupa, a monastery, several bakeries (cafes), and many well-stocked stores. Here, trekkers can access modern communication facilities to stay connected to the outside world.
Namche Bazaar, a gateway to the high Himalayas and known for offering wonderful views of the snow-capped peaks, is considered to hold the distinction of being the wealthiest district in Nepal. It is in fact, a junction of trekking trails where different Everest trek routes have diverged.
Tengboche Monastery is one of the most famous monasteries of Nepal, probably because of its unrivaled backdrop of Mt. Ama Dablam. The monastery is the leading Buddhist center in the Khumbu a region with a residing Rinpoche who blesses pilgrims, mountaineers, and travelers passing through.
Every October, Tengboche Monastery hosts the colorful Mani Rimdu festival, which is a culmination of Buddhist celebrations with a religious gathering, songs, ritual dances, and enactments of the lives of legendary figures. Visitors are always welcomed to partake in the festivities and many trekkers book their trek to coincide with the festival. Tours of the monastery are conducted every afternoon for visitors. Tengboche lies on the very popular trek route to the Everest region.
which was renamed the Tenzing Hillary Airport in 2008, are both extremely small and extremely busy. With its short runaway, steep incline, and quickly changing weather, Lukla has one of the most challenging runways in the world. In fact, for the past 20 years, it has been named the most dangerous airport in the world. High winds, low lying clouds, and sudden changes in visibility are some of the reasons behind this title. Bad weather is also a huge factor in the frequent cancellation of flights. Lukla is a gateway for Everest region trekking and climbing.
Arrival Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel B/B/3star
Fly to Lukla from Kathmandu / trek to phakding
Trek to Namche Bazer (3450m.)
Namche one day rest for acclimatization
Trek to Tyanboche (3887m.)
Trek to Dingboche (4410m)
Acclimatization day around Dingboche
Note :- we must hike more than 400m for the acclimatization because of acute mountain sickness.
Trek to Gorashep
1) When we arrive gorashep afte that we take lunch and we will go to EBC. If some one feel good . or if some not good they will take rest
2) Half day rest
Trek to kalapather and trek to Dzong-la
1) Earlier morning wakeup walking to kalapather back to Gorashep
2) After that walking our destination to Dzong-la
Dzong-la –cho-la(Pass)5420m- tangnag
1) Earlier morning to start
2) Around pass east face is snow fild our guide will make safety to our team and advice
3) After the pass 60 to 70 degree slope down loss rocks. Our guides will give you safety
4) Pack lunch
Trek tangnag to gokyo
1) cross old glacier
2) visit gokyo lake
Hike to Gokyo ri
1) Earlier morning to start from the hotel
2) Back to hotel and have breakfast
3) Visit around Gokyo lake
4) Panorama view of mountains
Trek to Gokyo ri –dole-phortse tanga
Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m.)
Fly back to kathmndu from lukla
Around Kathmandu sightseen
Historic sightseen half day
Transfer to airport, Departure onward destination
Date and Cost
TRIP CHART OF EBC-CHOLA PASS-GOKYO RI
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What To Take
Equipment list for #EBC #CHOLAPASS #GOKYORI
We recommend one technical gear for Cho-la pass, ICE MASTER LIGHT-Crampon, Yaktrax, or Kahtoola Microspikes in case of snow if needed especially in the winter trek and high passes.
Passport, Money, Credit Cards, Personal Travel Insurance, Passport size photos, Pen & dairy book, the Communication device (laptops, Tap or phone), Camera
Sunglass UV more than 500%,
Note: - if you have eyes problem please consult your doctor because of in Nepal High Mountain has dry air and in the city so much dust
Sunblock cream SPF 25 to 50 (small tube), Lip balm SPF 10 to 15
Note:-depending your skin, please consult your doctor (as our experience some of my clients get allergy from sunblock cream)
Day backpack (15 ltr to 20 ltr), Duct tape (few meters –you can roll-on water bottle or trekking pole), enough batteries for headlamp, Portable solar charger, Backup power bank, Bathing Suit: Towel, Toothpaste, and brush, floss, mini hairbrush, razor, soap, a mini bottle of shampoo, travel mirror, nail clippers, etc and rain cover
I'm a solo traveler, is there a single supplement?
Our prices are different based on a number of people. The prices are set based on a number of people traveling together. For example, the price for 1 person and the total price for 2 people is different. So, the price you see at the time of making the reservation is the final. We do not charge an additional amount for the single traveler.
Which currency is most widely accepted on this tour?
We accept major currencies such as USD and EUR. Credit card payments are accepted only in USD. We also accept bank transfers, direct remittance services (Western Union, Moneygram), etc.
What is the best time and season?
Mid March-May, and October – December are considered the best months for trekking and climbing peak in Nepal. climbing is doable throughout the year however some months are better than others. June – August is monsoon season so there might be some rain showers in these months. January – February is winter months, it’s usually much cold in higher areas and more avalanche risk area during the winter.
The trek is doable throughout the year.
How are the meals and accommodation like?
We will be eating and sleeping in the lodges for the whole trek as an itinerary. Generally, rice, noodles, pasta, vegetables, curry, potatoes, eggs, sandwiches, etc. are available.
The lodges will have twin sharing rooms. In most cases, we will provide you a private room however in rare cases you may need to share the rooms with other travelers (especially if you are traveling alone).
Do I need to be physically fit?
Very good question. Usually, a person with previous multiday hiking experiences is welcome to join our treks. This is an adventurous trek that consists of high altitude trek over 4000 meters for nearly a week. If you do not have previous hiking experiences but still have no problem walking for 6-9 hours every day, then we are happy to take you on board.
Can we do this trip with kids?
We take bookings for this trip for people over 16 years old. The trekking doable with kids as well and we have previous experiences of organizing family tours.
Are the guides experienced? Are they licensed?
We have very experienced guides at the company. We have guides experienced for at least 5 years to 18 years. All our guides are certified IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guides, NMA mountaineering Guide and trekking guides Ministry of Tourism licensed by Nepal Government.
Trek cost includes / excludes
Documentation: - Trekking permit, national park fees, coordination with a relevant government office. All government taxes are included in the price
Accommodation: - 4-night hotel in Kathmandu 3* Hotel, lodge during trekking and best
Food: - full board meal during the trek best available hotel/lodges or tea house
Transport: - Domestic flight Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu, international airport arrival & departure, all land transportation around cities with a private vehicle, Helicopter evacuation for Nepali team, Porter, or yaks for this trekking and domestic flight maximum 15 kg.
Communication: - weather report
Expedition team: - Trekking guide, Assistance guide, and porter allowances & wages for Nepali Trekking team
Safety equipment: - First aid kit, Oxy meter, and common Trekking equipment in the group.
Whats not included
- International flight
- PERSONAL equipment for trekking
- Personal & medical Insurance of Trekking
- Emergency Rescue evacuation by helicopter incase needed
- Personal expenses
- Bar Bills & beverage
- Tips for all group member
- Insurance of member
- Visa & visa extension fees
- Cost of emergency evacuation
- Other charges at lodges/tea houses such as showers, internet access or battery re-charging, hot water for drinking, extra hot drink.
- Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
Cancellation, inclusions and Policies
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Notice on Domestic Flight (Kathmandu - Lukla)
The Government of Nepal has announced an issue for the flight operation to Lukla. Most of the flights to Lukla will commence from Ramechhap until further notice to avoid the heavy traffic congestion in Kathmandu airport. The airport in Ramechhap is located 130km from Kathmandu (approximately 3-4 hours drive).
Alternatively, helicopter arrangements can be made on 5 people sharing basis with the addition of USD 500 for one way flight per person to change your airplane flights to the helicopter. We will try to coordinate and form groups at the airport for this arrangement, but we cannot guarantee it. The drive to Ramechhap and flight to Lukla is almost always guaranteed unless the flight is canceled due to bad weather conditions.
Travelers are suggested to advise us on the preferred alternatives for the flights to/from Lukla affected due to possible delays or disruptions.
it is your responsibility to ensure that you are fully and adequately insured for the duration of your trip. Please ensure that all activities, excursions, and destinations in your itinerary are included in your insurance policy, We advise to valuable clients to have full insurance against Medical, Evacuation, Trip cancellation, lost or damaged baggage, Air delays, etc. for Everest base camp and this peak, you must be covered up to 6000m altitude.
Please take a copy of your insurance policy to the pre-trip briefing, as the guide will need to collect your insurance details. We also ask that you keep a copy of your policy summary (containing policy number and emergency contact number for you insure) in your daysack at all the time, so that we can access the information should wee need to contact the insured on your behalf.
HIGH ALTITUDE SICKNESS
High-altitude illness is due to a decrease in oxygen at high altitudes.
Atmospheric pressure decrease as altitude increases but the percentage of oxygen in the air remains constant; as a result, the partial pressure of oxygen decreases with altitude and is at 5500m (18000 feet) is about ½ of that at the sea level.
High-altitude illness is seen in people in people who have recently arrived at high altitudes or have just gained altitude and may start any time from a few hours to a few days after ascending. High altitude is arbitrarily defined as altitudes higher than 3.000 m (10.000 ft). people with heart and hung decreases may have difficulty at lower altitudes and, rarely, a healthy, a healthy person will develop altitude illness at as low as 2500 m (8.200 ft)... READ MORE
PASSPORT AND VISA
Please double-check that your passport is valid for 6 months beyond the date of arrival in Nepal. We recommend that you take a photocopy of your passport and keep it separate from the original, and this will be useful if the original is lost while you are traveling. You must carry your passport on the trek with you, as it is required for internal flights.
Need to Get Nepal Visa
- Two Passport-sized photos with a light background.
- Bring Cash USD to get the visa fee.
- Your passport must valid for at least 6 months.
As soon as you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will get a visa on arrival.
In the arrivals hall, you’ll find electronic booths that read your passport, take your photo, and print out a completed form. Take your completed form to the payment counter where you'll pay for your visa, and then head to the immigration line for "Visa on Arrival".
Fill out your arrival card on the plane so you can quickly move through the queue in the arrivals’ lounge. Also, completing the visa form online prior to arrival should also save some time as there's a limited number of electronic booths.
- 15 days of Tourist Visa costs USD 30$.
- 30 days Tourist Visa costs USD 50$
- 90 days of Tourist Visa costs USD 125$.
- Multiple-entry - $25 USD (Useful for going back-and-forth between Bhutan, Tibet & India)
For South Asian countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, a gratis visa for 30 days is available for the first visit in one visa year.
Nepal Visa For Indian Nationals
Indian Tourist does not require a visa to enter in Nepal. To know more visit: Nepal Immigration