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Gokyo Cho la pass EBC & Kalapattar Trek

Max Altitude: 5,357m at Gokyo Ri -5,545 at Kalapatthar
Trip Duration: 19 days
Transportation: Car/Flight
Best Season: Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Oct, Nov
Gokyo Cho la pass EBC & Kalapattar Trek

Gokyo Chola Pass Everest Base Camp (EBC) Trek

"Sensational views of array of high snow capped mountains, dramatic landscapes, verdant high valleys, buddhist culture, warm-friendly hospitality of high landers, pristine lakes, breathtaking view points, in the heart of world's heritage 'Sagarmatha National Park' and on the foot of world's number one Mt.Everest"

Gokyo Cholapass with Everest Base camp trekking is an out standing trek visiting the high lush valleys of the Khumbu with time to explore villages and monasteries and to sample the incredible hospitality of the Sherpa people. Cholapass pass through Everest Base camp Adventure starts with a sweeping flight to Lukla. Then trek slowly to Phakding your first day and night's camping spot. Next day then trek ahead to the Namche Bazaar. With time to acclimatize, before following the quite trail to Gokyo and Khumjung village in the high valley and visiting the ancient Buddhist monastery here. At Gokyo, morning hike to Gokyo Ri top for the world's most fabulous views of the surrounding peaks and landscape including the giant Mt.Everest, Mt.Makalu and Cho Oyo. Our journey includes Khumjung village seldom frequented by trekkers, the trek continues on with an incredible view of Khangtiaga, Thamserku and the Nuptse - Lhotse wall with the Mt. Everest rearing above. At the Khumjung we camp below Khumbila Peak, home of the patron God of the Khumbu, before making our way through lovely forests towards Pangboche and Thyangboche the many highlights of the adventure. The views along the trail through out are tremendous, panorama of snow capped chain of mountain ranges to all sides.

The Mountain View that you can see from Gokyo Ri won’t be visible any where in the world. Even the Everest view looks much better from Gokyo then Everest base Camp. The Everest region is understandably as one of the most popular and spectacular destinations for walkers, and it offers some of the most fascinating and enjoyable trekking, with beautiful views of the high snow capped peaks of the world, and to the highest spot at Gokyo Ri at 5,357 meters for outstanding breathe taking views panorama of peaks and its glacier including Mt.Everest at close stone throw distance. EBC through Chola pass treks needs 17 days in Total. 17 days this trek to EBC (Everest Base Camp) will be worth full.

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Outline Itinerary
Day 01: Pick up upon arrival and transfer to Kathmandu Hotel

Day 02: Explore the heritage sites, temples and monastery’s of Kathmandu.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding 2700 meters

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazar – 3450 meters

Day 05: Acclimatization day – Explore Hotel Everest View and back

Day 06:  Trek to Tengboche Monastry – 3860 meters and 6 hours walk

Day 07: trek to Dingboche – 4290 meters – 6 hours walk

Day 08: Rest day means explore around

Day 09: Trek to Lobuche – 4910 meters – 6 hours walk

Day 10: Trek to Gorekhsheep and continue to Everest Base Camp  (5364m) and back Goreksheep for overnight – 7 hours walk – 5180 meters.

Day 11: Hike up to kalapatthar (5555m) and trek to Dzongla (4620m)

Day 12: Trek to Thangna (4650m) – 6 hours walk

Day 13: Trek to Gokyo Village (4750 m) – 6 hours walk

Day 14: Extra explore day in Gokyo – better to reach fifth lake

Day 15: Hike to Gokyo Ri  (5484m) and trek down to machhermo (4410m) – 7 hours

Day 16: Trek back to Namche bazaar – 5 hours

Day 17: Trek back to Lukla

Day 18: Fly back to Kathmandu and rest or shopping

Day 19: Fly back to home or final departure. 

Note

The itinerary of the trip can be changed as per your interests.

We do have several departures throughout the year if you look forward to join the group please drop us an email. 


Service includes
01.   Pick up upon arrival from Kathmandu airport
02.   Three night Kathmandu accommodation with breakfasts
03.   Guided tour of Kathmandu Valley around world heritage sites with private transport
04.   Kathmandu to Lukla and return flight
05.   Everest National Park fees and Tims
06.   An experienced, well English speaking, government license holder guide with his all payments during the trek
07.   One porter to carry your bags during the with his all payments
08.   Your all meals (Breakfasts/Lunches/Dinners) during the trek days
09.   Tea house or lodge accommodation along the trek
10.   First aid medical kid box services
11.   Emergency Co-operation services
12.   Company service charges, taxes and fees

Service does not include
  • All meals in Kathmandu except farewell dinner and breakfast.
  • Hard and soft table drinks such as coke, fanta, mineral water, beer.
  • Personal Travel insurance.
  • Rescue operation.
  • International airfare and tax (approximately $ 24).
  • Nepal tourist visa fee ( $ 25 for 15 days and $ 40 for 30 days multiple entry visa).
  • Tips for guide and porter.( They highly expect but not compulsory).
Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Pick up upon arrival and transfer to Kathmandu Hotel

Day 02: Explore the heritage sites, temples and monastery’s of Kathmandu.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding 2700 meters

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazar – 3450 meters

Day 05: Acclimatization day – Explore Hotel Everest View and back

Day 06:  Trek to Tengboche Monastry – 3860 meters and 6 hours walk

Day 07: trek to Dingboche – 4290 meters – 6 hours walk

Day 08: Rest day means explore around

Day 09: Trek to Lobuche – 4910 meters – 6 hours walk

Day 10: Trek to Gorekhsheep and continue to Everest Base Camp  (5364m) and back Goreksheep for overnight – 7 hours walk – 5180 meters.

Day 11: Hike up to kalapatthar (5555m) and trek to Dzongla (4620m)

Day 12: Trek to Thangna (4650m) – 6 hours walk

Day 13: Trek to Gokyo Village (4750 m) – 6 hours walk

Day 14: Extra explore day in Gokyo – better to reach fifth lake

Day 15: Hike to Gokyo Ri  (5484m) and trek down to machhermo (4410m) – 7 hours

Day 16: Trek back to Namche bazaar – 5 hours

Day 17: Trek back to Lukla

Day 18: Fly back to Kathmandu and rest or shopping

Day 19: Fly back to home or final departure. 

Useful Information

Permits and Fees

To trek in Everest Region no any special trek permits are required it the trekker's do not climb any of the peaks. An entry fee is charged for access to Everest National Park . This is payable at the national park desk in Bhrikuti Mandap. For treks to the east of main Everest trail an addition permit is required to enter Makalu-Barun National Park obtainable from the same location.

Getting There ...

Access to the Everest region can only be made by air or on foot. By road, the only practical road ahead at this time is Jiri, a seven to ten hour bus ride from Kathmandu. A new road is under construction to Salleri, the district headquarters. It is also possible to trek to the Everest region via the Arun valley where roads head is at Hille, a twenty ride from the capital. These times are all by local bus as there is no tourist bus service available at this time. Private cars and taxis could be used and would reduce the traveling time considerably but obviously at extra cost. Buses to Jiri currently leave from the old bus park in central Kathmandu.

By air there are three options. The most convenient for Everest treks is Lukla, which is serviced by many daily flights from Kathmandu. Three days walk to south, near the district headquarters, is Phaplu air strip, which is service by daily flights. This is useful for treks in southern parts of the region or for Everest trekkers who want to gain extra acclimatization and see some of less developed part of the district.

The last choice is the small air strip at Syangboche, which is located above Namche Bazar. While this is an option, its altitude (3760 meters) makes it an impractical and unwise choice as an arrival destination for acclimatization reasons.

People and Culture

The main ethnic group that visitors will encounter in the Everest region is the Sherpas . This is their heartland and their influence is to be seen everywhere from their traditional dress to their distinctive houses and village monasteries. There are also minorities of various other groups, notably Rai/Limbu and Tamang in the lower hills and the ubiquitous Bhramin and Chhetri farmers of the valleys.

Flora and Fauna

The flora and fauna to be seen are quiet diverse since the region ranges in altitude from less than 2000 meters above sea level at Jiri to the high peaks of the Himalaya at over 8000 meters. Up to 4000 meters you will find dense stands of forest including pine, oak and the spectacular flowering rhododendrons . The latter are one reason to make a trip in Nepal in the spring when the hills between 2000 and 3500 meters are a riot of colors.

The crop under cultivation will depend on the season that you visit but expect to see wheat, barley, corn and potatoes at some stage. Domesticated animals will range from cattle, buffalo, goats and pigs to the all-purpose beast of mountains-the yak

There is a good chance of seeing wildlife, mostly birds including the national bird of Nepal-the Impeyan Pheasant, or danfe, which is quite common around Namche Bazar. Other notable birds will include the ravens and crows of the middle hills and the coughs which soar to seemingly impossible heights in the mountains. Also in the mountain look for flocks of snow pigeons wheeling around the hillsides.

Land animals can be most elusive but look out mountain goats (most commonly the Himalayan tahr) and, if you are lucky, musk deer or barking deer in the forest.

How and When ?

How to trek in Everest region depend entirely on the route that you choose. On the main trail to Everest base camp or the route to Gokyo valley then teahouse trekking is perfectly possible. The trail in from Jiri is also endowed with many continently located teahouses although generally not of such a high standard as those to the north. Other trekking routes will almost certainly require the use of camping and organization of trekking staff and equipment.

When to Visit ?

The peak season of October/November and March/May are obviously the most popular. At these times the weather is mild and generally dry, making the walking conditions good. The spring season is good for wild flowers, particularly the rhododendrons, while the autumn season generally gives the best mountain views, as the air at this time is crystal clear.

Winter is possible but the chances of snow are higher and passes may be closed, particularly during late winter. Also during this time many of the teahouses will close. The summer/monsoon period is generally unsuitable for trekking period, as the trails are slippery, leeches abundant and the mountain views are unpredictable. It can be rewarding time, however, if you are prepared to tolerate these drawbacks, as the wild flowers are at their best at this time and there are fewer tourists on the trails making interaction with the locals easier.

Gokyo Cho la pass EBC & Kalapattar Trek Reviews

Excellent Trip to Gokyo, Renjo la Parasie, Nicolas

Email: NICOLAS.PARASIE@dowjones.com

I whole heartedly agree with most of the testimonials. The agency owner Rabi always replied very quickly to my many emails with questions about the trip we planned to Gokyo and Renjo La pass. The pricing we got for the entire trip was very competitive compared with other agencies I contacted.

Our Guide was everything you could hope for: friendly, punctual, friendly, helpful, ell prepared (He carried sweets and medicine with him) and good sense of humor. We spend nearly 10 days with him and we are great full to have had such pleasant company all the way. He really made an important contribution to making our trip successful.

I am pretty sure I’ll go back to Nepal at some point in the future and Rabi will likely be the first person I contact.

Parasie, Nicolas

NICOLAS.PARASIE@dowjones.com

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