This Adventure trek is one of the most popular choices of almost all trekkers. The Gokyo Chola Pass Everest Base Camp Trek is more technically advanced. Gokyo Cho La Pass EBC Trek is the adventurous trek into the Khumbu region.
Gokyo Cho-La Pass Trek with EBC is an adventurous trek in the Everest region. An excursion around Gokyo valley and the crossing of adventurous Cho La Pass at 5,420 meters. Combined with memorable hikes up to best viewpoints of Everest – Gokyo Ri at 5,340 meters and Kala Patthar at 5,545 meters.
Hike as a clockwise from Gokyo lakes to Cho La Pass is tougher comparing in other sides the trail is slope slippery. It is more challenging and more adventure rather than crossing from Lobuche to Chola pass direction. We have kept that situation seriously to make your better holiday visiting the Everest base camp first then to crossing pass and Gokyo lakes. So, our program dependably incorporates rest days and develop steadily, so as to adapt to the height.
Gokyo Chola Pass Everest Base Camp (EBC) Trek Highlights
- Thrilling and adventurous flight to Lukla with splendid views of the Himalayas
- Explore Buddhist monasteries during the trek in places like Namche, Tengboche, Pangboche etc.
- Witness Sherpa lifestyle and culture
- Snow-capped mountains such as Thamserku, Lobuche, Cho-Oyu, Nuptse, Lhotse etc
- Reach the foot of the world’s highest mountain the Mount Everest.
- Semi-frozen Gokyo lake
- Stunning view from Kala Patthar and Gokyo Ri.
- Challenging Cho La pass cross with snow
Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking Route
Gokyo Chola Pass Everest Base Camp Trek starts with an exhilarating flight to Lukla that will take you to the Khumbu region of Nepal. You will hike up along the Dudh Kosi region where you will enter into Sagarmatha National Park. And proceed further to Gokyo Lake via Namche.
The trekking trail leads you to a valley with turquoise colored Gokyo lakes. The glory of the longest glacier Ngozumpa glacier along with the Gokyo lakes from Gokyo Ri is mind-blowing. Not to forget the thrill of crossing the icy trail along Cho La pass is an exciting experience. The trail then takes you through Gorakshep, Everest Base Camp, Kalapathar and back to Namche and Lukla. The average walking hour is 5-6 hours daily with some days for acclimatization.
Best Time to go Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek
Autumn (September, October, and November) and Spring (March, April, and May) are the best times for the Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking. During these times, the weather and climatic conditions at the Everest region remain stable for long. This creates a perfect trekking environment. Trekking is possible all year round with best preparations. But, trekking in winter and monsoon means you might have to face a lot of difficulties. During those times, the weather and climate at Everest frequently fluctuate.
Gokyo Chola Pass Everest Base Camp Trek Permits
- Sagarmatha National Park entry permit fee for foreigners: 3,000 NPR
- Sagarmatha National Park entry permit fee for SAARC nationals: 1,500 NPR
- Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality of Solukhumbu district has started levying entrance fee of Rs 2,000 (approximately $20) on every foreigner entering the rural municipality from October 1, 2018 replacing the TIMS permit: 1,000 NPR (Approx. US $10)
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport & escort to hotel.
Day 02: Fly Kathmandu to Lukla & trek to Phakding (2610m)
Day 03: Trek Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Day 04: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Day 05: Trek Namche Bazaar to Dole (4090m)
Day 06: Trek Dole to Machhermo (4410m)
Day 07: Trek Machhermo to Gokyo (4750m)
Day 08: Day Hike to Gokyo Ri (5357m) and trek to Thangna/Dragnag (4700m)
Day 09: Trek Thagna to Dzongla (4830m) over the Cho La Pass (5368m)
Day 10: Trek Dzongla to Lobuche (4910m)
Day 11: Lobuche to Gorakshep (5, 140m) (Afternoon hike to Kala Patthar)
Day 12: Gorakshep to Pheriche 4,371 m (Morning hike to EBC)
Day 13: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar 3,440 meters
Day 14: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,840m)
Day 15: Lukla flight to Kathmandu (1350m)
Day 16: Free day in Kathmandu (1350m) / or Sightseeing
Day 17: Final departure
Airport pickup and drop services on a private vehicle
3 nights Accommodation in Kathmandu with complimentary breakfast
Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu domestic airline tickets including for the guide
Meals on full board [Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner] during the trek
Tea Houses accommodation as per the itinerary
Everest National Park Entry Permit
Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality ticket
Experienced English speaking, government licensed and ministry of tourism trained trekking guide with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance
Strong experienced Sherpa helpers [porters] with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance
Assistant trekking guide for groups over 6 people with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance
Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
Comprehensive first aid medical kit carried by the guide
Necessary paper works, all government and local taxes, company service charges.
Welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu at a cultural restaurant.