EBC Chola Pass Gokyo Trek is the adventurous trek into the
Everest/ Khumbu region which syndicates the Everest base camp with the Gokyo
valley and the high Chola pass at the elevation of 5420m. This trekking trail
offers the spectacular views of many Himalayan colossuses like Mt. Everest
(8848m.), Lhotse, Makalu, Amadablam, Kanchenjunga, Nuptse, Mt. Pumori and many
more. It is a trip comprising high Himalayan ranges, Lakes and valleys, the
traditional Sherpa lifestyles, alpine forests and the inimitable landscape.
Sagarmatha National Park and its rich heritages are the source of will.
Although there are numerous rambling routes to the Everest Base Camp, the route
via Gokyo Lake and Chola Pass is a superb route. The technicality of the trek
makes it more adventurous.
EBC Chola Gokyo Lake Trek begins from Lukla. After one day
acclimatization in Namche bazaar it follows all the way to Gokyo Lake. After
you reach Gokyo Lake you climb Gokyo-Ri (5480m) and from top of Gokyo Ri you
enjoy stunning peak mountain scenery including Everest, Makalu and Cho Oyo.
Then next day you cross Chola Pass ((5330m) and reach at Dzongla. After Dzongla
you move towards Gorakshep and ascent to Kalapatthar (5545m) from where you
enjoy an impressive close-up view of Mt. Everest. Then next day you trek to
Everest Base Camp. Your homecoming route passes through Tyangboche, a place
where a renowned superb monastery is located. We take a rest there and taste
the incredible scenery delightful views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Amadablam, Mt.
Thamserku, Mt. Kangega, Mt. Kwangde, Mt. Nuptse etc. and back to Lukla airport.
On the next morning you take flight to Kathmandu.
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1,345m) and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu fly to Lukla (2,850 m) fly 35 min & trek to Phakding (2,640 m). Trek hour: 5-6 hrs.
Day 03: Trek from Phakding to Namche bazaar (3,440 m). Trek hour: 6-7 hrs.
Day 04: Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar and excursion
Day 05: Trek from Namche Bazar to Tengboche (3,870 m). Trek hour: 4-6 hrs.
Day 06: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410 m). Trek hour: 5-6 hrs.
Day 07: Acclimatization day at Dingboche
Day 08: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,940 m). Trek hour: 5-6 hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Gorakshep to Everest Base camp (5,364 m). Trek hour: 6-7 hrs.
Day 10: Trek from Gorakshep to Kalapatthar (5,545m) to Dzongla (4,830 m) Trek hour: 5-6hrs
Day 11: Trek from Dzongla to Dragnag (4,700m) via Cho La pass (5,368 m) Trek hour: 6-7hrs
Day 12: Trek to Gokyo valley and excursion to Gokyo-Ri (5,360m) Trek hour: 4-5 hrs
Day 13: trek from Gokyo to Dole (4,200m) Trek hour: 5hrs
Day 14: Trek from Dole to Manjo (2,835) Trek hour: 4-5hrs
Day 15: Trek from Manjo to Lukla (2,850 m). Trek hour: 5hrs
Day 16: Fly to Kathmandu from Lukla (2,850 m).Fly hours: 35 min and excursion
Day 17: Departure to sweet home
Day 01: Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airpot 1360m.
Today you will arrival at Tribhuvan International
Airport where you will be greeted and taken to your hotel to rest up from your
flight. In the evening, we will have a traditional welcome dinner. Stay
overnight at hotel in Kathmandu
Day 02: Flight to Lukla Trek continue through to Phakding.
The 35 minutes flight takes us to Lukla, the doorway
of the Everest region. After a short meeting and introduction with the porters,
we head to Phakding, exploring the views of the surrounding, over the Dudh
Koshi River. Overnight at Lodge in Phakding.
Day 03: Trek continue through to Phakding.
Crossing the suspension bridge, the trek continues
to ascend to Jorsalle, the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park and to
Namche Bazaar, exploring the first sights of the Everest panoramas. Overnight
at Lodge in Namche Bazaar.
Day 04: Rest day in Namche Bazaar3440m.
Today is the rest day in Namche Bazaar. We hike to
see the views of Ama Dablam and other stunning range as Lhotse. We also have a chance
to explore the tradition and culture of the Sherpa people. Stay overnight at
Lodge in Namche Bazzar.
Day 05: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Dole 3620m.
Today we march crossing the beautiful villages and
Stupas along with Mong, Phortse Tenga, rhododendron forest and eventually reach
to Dole (4200 m). Stay Overnight at Lodge in Dole.
Day 06: Trek from Dole to Machhermo 4440m.
Today the trek become rugged and adventurous and the
Himalayan wonders of the Everest range make it memorable. During the trek, we
cross Kele, Lhabarma and Luza to reach Machhermo (4470 m). Stay Overnight at
Lodge in Machhermo.
Day 07: From Machhermo to Gokyo 4760m.
From Machhermo, we trek through the alpine meadows
and beside the Gokyo Lake. We stroll by the Longpongo and Taboche Tsho to reach
the Gokyo Valley (4790 m) also called as Death Valley. Stay overnight at Lodge
in Gokyo Valley.
Day 08: Rest and acclimatization day in Gokyo valley.
Today is rest and acclimatization day in Gokyo
Valley, we hike to the Gokyo RI and nearby the Gokyo Peak. We watch the amazing
panoramas of Ngozumba Glacier and the scenarios of Everest five Lakes along
with the views of the Everest Himalayan chain including Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu,
Makalu, Ama Dablam, Baruntse, Taboche, Cholatse, Thamserku, Kantenga and
various peaks. Stay overnight at Lodge in Gokyo Valley.
Day 09: Trek through Longpongo to Thagnang .
Today we go downhill to Longpongo from the same
trail and the trail ruptures from here. It is about an hour hard trek through
the glacier to Dragnag and continue to the Thagnang. Stay overnight at Lodge
Day 10: Trek toward through Cho La to Dzongla 4830m.
Today is challenging day as we cross the Cho La
pass. We hike via Cho La Pass Phedi and head through the icy area, ascend
through the frosty area and reach the Cho La top. We can see the views of Ama
Dablam and Cholatse. Finally we trek through crevasses and reach Dzongla. Stay
overnight at Lodge in Dzongla.
Day 11: Trek down to Lobuche Kharka to Lobuche 4940m.
Today we trek down to Lobuche Kharka via tombstones
and gradually ascend to Lobuche. Now, the trek joins the usual trail to the
Everest Base Camp. Stay overnight at Lodge in Lobuche.
Day 12 : Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep 5170m.
Today heading through the rugged trail by another
side of the Khumbu glacier, walking steep up to get the top and continue
through the rough rocky trail, we reach Gorakshep through the Italian Research
Center and Lobuche Pass. We trek further to the Everest Base Camp (5364m) through
the new rubble route with the view of Pumori, Nuptse and other mountains on the
background. After experiencing high altitude and Everest view we descend back
to Gorakshep. Stay overnight at Lodge in Gorshep.
Day 13:Trek through Kalapatthar to Pheriche 4280m.
Today we hike to Kalapatthar, the highest point of
our trek which is also a good viewpoint of the Everest range. Enjoying the
spectacular views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse face, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Taboche,
Cholatse, Lobuche East and Pumori on the background we descend to Gorakshep, and
trek down all the way to Pheriche. Stay overnight at Lodge in Pheriche.
Day 14: Trek through Namche Bazaar.
Today we start to trek down to Namche Bazaar through
Taboche, Pangboche and Phunki Tenga with the views of the Himalayas and
beautiful forest. Stay overnight at Lodge in Namche Bazaar.
Day 15: Trek through Phakding to Lukla.
Today is the last day to hike, we continue to trek
down with the view of the waterfall and Sherpa villages and crossing the
Phakding and Nurning to reach Lukla. Stay overnight at Lodge in Lukla.
Day 16: Back to Kathmandu.
After completing the Everest Base Camp Trek via
Gokyo Lake Cho La Pass, we fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla with the mountain
scenarios. We drive to the hotel and enjoy the whole day of shopping and rest.
Stay overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 17: Final Departure.
Today is your final day unless you wish
to stay. We will drop you to the International airport prior to your flight.
For Low and Moderate Altitude
- Water bottle
- Batteries and bulbs
- Flash light
- personal towel
- Swiss army knife
- Ruck sack
- Sun lotion
- Medical & first-aid kit
- Sewing kit
- Poly propylene/wool socks
- Other required equipment
- Sleeping bag
- Down Jacket
- Waterproof jacket
- Trekking shoes/boots
- Camp shoes
- Jumperorpile jacket
- Hiking pants
- Hiking shirts
- Full–sleeves shirt
- Sun hat
For Higher Altitude Trekking
- Woolen hat
- Long underwear
- Goggles or sun glasses
- Sun block for lips
- Light cotton socks
- Mountain trekking boots
- Woolen socks to wear with boots
- Nylon wind breaker
- Insulated pants
- Nylon wind pants
Peak Climbing & Expedition Equipment
- Long sleeved cotton/woolen shirts
- Sun hat
- Long cotton hiking shorts
- Fleece/wool for climbing
- Lightweight fleece
- Sleeping pad (karri mat) or thermarest
- Down high altitude sleeping bag
- Down jacket/trousers/vest
- Light cotton athletic socks and wool socks
- Water proof climbing jacket
- Head torch/batteries/bulbs
- Climbing sunglasses
- Lightweight thermal/insulated ski gloves
- Sun screen
- Warm climbing trousers
- Wool long underwear
- Other required equipment
- Climbing boots
- Ice axe
- Snow bars
- Ice screws
- Rock pegs
- Crash hat
- Day bag
- Lip salve
- Kit bag