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Gokyo Ri -Chola Pass- Everest BC Trek-19 Days

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The route of Gokyo Ri, Chho La Pass, EBC trek is considered to be the best adventure trek in Everest area. The routes of Gokyo Rik and Cho La pass follows through majestic lake, highest hill, and lots of breathtaking sceneries. The landscapes of Khumbu, cheerful Sherpas, and immense mountains won't let do the memory of this lifetime adventure ever. You will be able to get glimpses of Pumori, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Amadablam, Nuptse, exploring all the way to the base of the Everest. Be ready to taste this exceptionally euphoric beauty of nature!
Everest base camp trek is widely destined and desired trek since long time. If you are physically fit and have passion for trekking you are best qualified for the trek. You might experience altitude sickness as you go higher and higher, and the chilly night can be problematic. But nothing can beat a perfect preparation, enough knowledge of trekking, safety pre-requirements compliance, strong dedication, patience, and physical fitness. Meaning, if you have these all—the Everest is waiting! You might want to pump in air of confidence and go for the roof of the world.
The combination of Everest view from Gokyo-Ri and Kalapathar is best, as from kalapathar you can view most of the southern body and from Gokyo-Ri the other side. Your intense desire to get lost into the wilderness of dense forest and mountains is fulfilled here. The forest is full of rhododendron, birch and pines. Go to a teahouse, enjoy the children with red cheeks gathering around you, as you sip tea boiled in Himalayan water. The most interesting part of this trek is that you would never get lost of the trail. Ask anybody, they would direct you the way to the next village; they do understand English. And if you speak Nepali to them, they would be more delighted and happy.
Himalayan Wild Trek is one of the prominent trekking agency in Nepal with group of experienced and committed professionals. Do grant us opportunity to be a mediator in your life time adventure of Gokyo Ri, Chho La pass EBC trek.

Itinerary Outlines
Day 1 : Arrival at Kathmandu
Day 2 : At Kathmandu
Day 3 : Flight to Lukla/Phakding
Day 4 : Trek to Namche Bazar
Day 5 : At Namche Bazar
Day 6 : Journey to Phortse Tanga
Day 7 : To Machhermo
Day 8 : To Gokyo
Day 9 : At Gokyo/Gokyo Ri
Day 10 : To Thangna
Day 11 : To Dzongla via Chho Laa Pass
Day 12 : To Lobuche
Day 13 : To Gorak Shep
Day 14 : To Kala Patthar/Lobuche
Day 15 : Return trip: To Tengboche
Day 16 : Return trip: To Manju
Day 17 : Return trip: To Lukla
Day 18 : Return flight to Kathmandu
Day 19 : Departure

Accommodations
We will be accommodated in 3-star hotels in Kathmandu. We will stay at Nirvana Hotel in Kathmandu and All accommodations are on double-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional. Himalayan Wild Treks will arrange rooms with attached bathrooms with 24 hours running cold and hot water however in the case of Kathmandu, teahouses in some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities during the trekking. Also note that single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu, and the trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.
 

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements
This trek being a moderate of sort requires a good health of a person with ability to walk on the trail for at least five to seven hours carrying a light backpack. Walking at higher elevations require more physical stamina than at lower elevations but since this is an average route anyone with good health, willingness to walk and passion for travel can enjoy it. For the warm up, physical orientation needed for this elevation can be gained through various exercises that can be done prior to the commencement of the journey. In addition to the sound condition of heart, lung and entire setting of a body, past hiking experiences will be a plus point. Besides, it is advisable that those with any past health problems have to make sure that are medically able to walk on the trail. It is also advised that you inform Himalayan Wild Treks of any conditions before booking the trek.
 

Meals in Trekking
Typical Nepalese food is the specialty we will relish on our journey in addition to the international cuisine that is Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian and so on. Breakfast and dinner will be provided according to menu that is in the lodge or a guest house. As for the lunch, it will be provided on the way to the next destination. All meals including breakfast, lunch and dinner, will be provided during trekking while only breakfast will be available in Kathmandu and Pokhara. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners.
 

Best Time to Travel
As for the propitious seasons to carry out the trekking in the Annapurna Region, the suggestable time would be September to November and March to May. During these times, the visit will be showered with the arcane beauty of the nature and the outstanding landscape views. To avoid the traffic, you can choose any of the times from December to February. It is also to be informed that during the winter the temperature here goes down low that poses challenges to the travelers. Except for botanists, the trekking in this region in monsoon or summer that is from June to August can be impacted by the rain.

What to Bring ?

The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The packed weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG.

  • Waterproof overtrousers / rainpants
  • Baselayer Hiking boots Socks
  • Trekking trousers / pants
  • shirts
  • Casual shirt and/or T-shirts
  • Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Sunhat Warm hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Thermal gloves
  • Warm and waterproof over gloves or mittens
  • Headtorch/Headlamp with spare bulb and batteries
  • Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
  • Water bottles 1 L. Antibacterial handwash
  • Small towel Daypack,25/30Litres
  • Trekking poles
  • Sleeping bag 4 or 5 season * (rated down to – 20ºC)
  • Warm jacket (down)*

 

Medical

  • Small, personal first-aid kit. (Simple and light)
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • 1 skin-blister repair kit
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • Cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc.
  • Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
  •  Water purification tablets or water filter
  • 1 set of earplugs Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies.

Note: Walking pole, down jacket, sleeping bag, etc available on hire in Kathmandu or request we will provide it. NOTES Trip cost will vary depending on numbers of travelers, duration/days of trek, standard of hotel in Kathmandu before & after the trip. Please contact us to GET a Custom Quote.

 

Day 1 : Arrival at Kathmandu
Welcome to Kathmandu. Our representative will pick you up from the airport and drive you to your hotel where you shall take rest. You will be invited in the Welcome dinner hosted by us, where you will enjoy Nepalese cuisines. Spend your first night in Nepal at the hotel.
Altitude: Kathmandu: 1,350 m

Day 2 : At Kathmandu
Next morning, you might wish to visit some historic and cultural heritages of Nepal listed in UNESCO's World Heritage sites such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swoyambhunath, Bouddhanath, etc. You can do shopping for your trekking. You will be participating in a short briefing session in the late afternoon. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Altitude: Kathmandu: 1,350 m

Day 3 : Flight to Lukla/Phakding
Next day we have our flight to Lukla which will take about 40 minutes. We shall meet our guide and porters at Lukla. Then starts our trekking to Phakding along Dudh Koshi River. It will take somewhere around 3 hours to reach Phakding from Lukla. Stay overnight at Phakding.
Altitude: Lukla: 2,840 m; Phakding: 2,652 m

Day 4 : Trek to Namche Bazar
Next day after breakfast we shall head off to Namche Bazar trekking along Dudh Koshi River, passing through rhododendron and pine forest. Past Kanguru and Thamserku, we have to ascend a steep hill which can be challenging. We will reach Namche Bazar after crossing the junction where Dudh Koshi River and Bhote Koshi River meet. Stay overnight at Namche Bazar.
Altitude: Namche Bazar: 3,440 m

Day 5 : At Namche Bazar
This is the day for acclimatization. It is very important to make our body used to with rising altitude gradually. We shall also explore Namche Bazar visiting some nearby valleys and witnessing the majestic views of mountains. There is also a Sherpa museum that contains the historical records and monuments related to Sherpa community and their relation with mountains. Spend another night at Namche Bazar.
Altitude: Namche Bazar: 3,440 m

Day 6 : Journey to Phortse Tanga
After breakfast in the morning, we cross dense forest, uneven routes and arrive at the hub from where two trails separate, one towards Everest Base Camp, and other towards Gokyo valley. Passing Yak Kharkas, ups and downs, we arrive at Mohang, and eventually at Phortse Thanga.
Altitude: Phortse Tanga: 3,680 m

Day 7 : To Machhermo
Today we shall cross some Hanging bridges and pass through dense forest to reach meadows of Yaks. Then, passing through Tongba and Gyele Village, we arrive at Dole. Past Lhabarma we shall ascend to Luza. Then, we shall ascend hillside over river and reach Machhermo. Stay overnight at Machhermo.
Altitude: Machhermo: 4,410 m

Day 8: To Gokyo
Next day, climbing over ridge, arriving at the bank of the river, we will have to ascend the moraine of Ngozumpa Glacier. Then we pass Longponga Lake, ascend uphill and ultimately reach Gokyo. The trek would normally take around 6 hours from Machermo. You will be amazed by the beautiful valley covered by snowcapped mountains. We shall spend the night at Gokyo.
Altitude: Gokyo: 4,790 m

Day 9 : At Gokyo/Gokyo Ri
Taking sufficient time, slowly and gradually, we shall ascend the Gokyo Ri. Standing at the top of the peak offers beautiful view of Mt. Ama Dablam, Thamersku, Lhotse, Cholatse, Kangaru, Kusum, Everest and other peaks. Then we shall return back to Gokyo. Stay overnight at Gokyo.
Altitude: Gokyo RI: 5,463 m

Day 10 : To Thangna
To reach Thangna from Gokyo, one has to ascend short steep hills along with glacier walk for one and half hour. After glacier walk, the ascent becomes less challenging and gentler. Today's destination is located at the bottom of Chho La Pass. Altogether today's trek will require approximately 4 hours. Stay overnight at Thangna.
Altitude: Thangna: 4,765 m

Day 11 : To Dzongla via Chho Laa Pass
Next morning, we shall head off to Dzongla through Chho Laa Pass located adjacent to Thangna. Ascending is quite challenging and demands much more than mere exhaustion. As we reach at the top of the peak, we have to descent over boulders and glacier. The descending continues to Dzongla.
Altitude: Dzongla: 4,840 m

Day 12 : To Lobuche
Today's journey can be little gentle to you. You will be trekking on flat route at quite a height. Then comes a junction from where two routes diverge: one heading off to Pheriche and another to Lobuche. Then comes a one and half hour trek to Lobuche through Dughla/Thukla where small stupas are built in the memory of mountaineers died while summiting Everest. Stay overnight at Lobuche.
Altitude: Lobuche: 4,930 m

Day 13 : To Gorak Shep/Everest Base Camp
Reaching Gorak Shep is a three hour trek. You will be able to witness the Everest Base Camp (EBC) during the trekking. The route will be less challenging, despite a two hour walk over boulder. As you gradually ascending, you will reach a busy looking place with lots of trekkers—this is Gorak Shep. Then we shall go to EBC through moderate route despite slippery moraines and windy ridge. We shall return back to Gorak Shep for staying overnight.
Altitude: Gorak Shep: 5,190 m; EBC: 5,365 m

Day 14 : To Kala Patthar/Lobuche
We will set off to Kala Patthar early in the morning, which is a 2-3 hour journey. Just before reaching it, you have to ascend steeply hill. View the spectacular view of sunrise from the top, along with breathtaking mountains. This is quite a memory you will want to plant deep in your mind. Then returning back to Gorak Shep, we shall head off to Lobuche. Stay overnight at Lobuche.
Altitude: Lobuche: 4,930 m

Day 15 : Return trip: To Tengboche
Next morning, after having breakfast, we shall return to Tengboche through Thukla and Dingboche. Initially the trek is less challenging, but then descends down at the bank of the river. Then awaits our three hour hike towards Tengboche over hillside. Stay overnight at Tengboche.
Altitude: Tengboche: 3,870 m

Day 16: Return trip: To Manju
Next day, through Phungi Thanga Village, we will have to ascend uphill. After we reach Namche Bazar, we shall have lunch and head off to Manju. The trail is gentler and easy. However, few steeply downhills have to be descended before reaching Manju. Overnight at Manju.
Altitude: Manju: 2,835 m

Day 17: Return trip: To Lukla
Along Dudh Koshi River, we descend back to Lukla. Approximately it will take five hours to reach Lukla from Manju. We will enjoy teas at local teahouses and arrange our flight for the next day to Kathmandu. Stay overnight at Lukla.
Altitude: Lukla: 2,860 m

Day 18: Return flight to Kathmandu
Today we shall fly back to Kathmandu. Once you have had sufficient rest to your body, you might want to do some last-minute shopping before your departure of the next day. We shall invite you at the Farewell dinner where we will be sharing our trekking experience. Spend your last night at your hotel in Kathmandu.
Altitude: 1,350 m

Day 19: Departure
This is the day of your departure back to your hometown. We will ensure that you reach at the airport in sufficient time ahead of the flight. We shall say our goodbyes. Have a safe journey back to your country.

Included in the Cost

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Himalayan Wild Treks trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

Not Included in the Cost

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Cold Drinks and Alcohol
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s

 

What to Bring ?

The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The packed weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG.

  • Waterproof overtrousers / rainpants
  • Baselayer Hiking boots Socks
  • Trekking trousers / pants
  • shirts
  • Casual shirt and/or T-shirts
  • Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Sunhat Warm hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Thermal gloves
  • Warm and waterproof over gloves or mittens
  • Headtorch/Headlamp with spare bulb and batteries
  • Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
  • Water bottles 1 L. Antibacterial handwash
  • Small towel Daypack,25/30Litres
  • Trekking poles
  • Sleeping bag 4 or 5 season * (rated down to – 20ºC)
  • Warm jacket (down)*

 

Medical

  • Small, personal first-aid kit. (Simple and light)
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • 1 skin-blister repair kit
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • Cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc.
  • Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
  •  Water purification tablets or water filter
  • 1 set of earplugs Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies.

Note: Walking pole, down jacket, sleeping bag, etc available on hire in Kathmandu or request we will provide it. NOTES Trip cost will vary depending on numbers of travelers, duration/days of trek, standard of hotel in Kathmandu before & after the trip. Please contact us to GET a Custom Quote.

 

Trip's Quick Facts

Cost Amount: USD$:1850
Duration: 19 Days
Accomodation: Guest House
Seasons : Spring and Autumn
Type: Moderate
Activities : Hiking- Trekking - sightseeing
No. of Pax : 01-15
Maximum Access : Gokyo Ri, Chola-pass, kalapather, Everest Base Camp
Starts From : Lukla - Phaplu
Ends at : Lukla

Trip Highlights

World Famous Sherpa villages/ people and cultures 
Famous Gompas
Most visited places Gokyo/ Everest base camp and rest of places 

 

Route Map

Client Review


Posted By Jasmin G The best guide and Trekking company in Nepal!
I was lucky to meet Ganesh when I was traveling in Nepal in October 2017. I went on the Annapurna Basecamp trekking with him and his porter Noresh for 11 days. Before we started the trek I had a lot of questions and Ganesh would always answer all of them patientely and immediately. We met 1 day before the trek and all the questions were answered and we were ready to go. Everything was well organized and also during the trek everything was perfect.... Read More

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