Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking via EBC- 17 days

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  • Duration 17 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Max. Altitude 5,545 m
  • Trip Start Kathmandu
  • Trip End Kathmandu
  • Trip Area Everest Region
  • Nature of Trip Group Join/Private
  • Major Activities Trekking , Hiking and Culture
  • Best Season Spring & Autumn

Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking via EBC Cost 2024, 2025, and 2026 is a specially designed 17-day package covering all the attractions of the Everest region. This carefully designed cost and Itinerary package is aimed at offering the most satisfying and fulfilling adventure to those thirsty for the Khumbu Valley experience in a pleasing way.

The 17-day hike is a combination of the classical Everest Base Camp journey and the Gokyo Lakes unspoiled region, which makes it a marvelous trip. Gokyo village, located in a remote valley region of Khumbu, stands as one of the hidden treasures in the Himalayas. Your walk will actually go through the meandering path between deserted valleys, which winds around peaceful lakes and local villages. 

You’ll also take a short stroll around the jewels of the Gokyo Lakes, i.e., Gokyo Ri and the Fifth Lake- stunningness peering over a spectacular vista of majestic Everest. Similarly, Follow the remarkably illuminated ice road of Cho La, pass a glacier, after reaching the Kala Patthar, well-known vantage points marveling at Everest, Pumari Lhotse Nuptse and other mountains. 

We from Adventure Altitude Treks are happy to share our well-structured Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking via EBC Cost For 2024, 2025, and 2026, which will give you a lifetime experience. Travel with us along this refreshing, unforgettable wandering, knowing that our trained and experienced guides and porters are there to assist you every step of the way. The booking is now open for 2024, 2025, and 2026. For any further inquiries about the Everest base Camp and Gokyo lake Hike, feel free to contact us on WhatsApp.

Major Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek and Gokyo 

  • Amazing views of the Himalayas en route to Lukla through the flight. 
  • Fully guided with fixed departure dates for 2024, 2025, and 2026, guided by our highly skilled and experienced trekking guides.
  • Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking via EBC Cost 2024, 2025, and 2026 Booking at affordable price
  • Amazing pictures of Khumbu Icefall
  • The breathtaking views of the Himalayas along the World Heritage Site- Sagarmatha National Park
  • Magnificent vistas of peaks over 8000m, including Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu and Lhotse
  • Venture into the hidden valley of Gokyo and Gokyo Lakes.
  • Religious sites, prayer wheels as well as Buddhists’ monasteries.
  • Reach the base of the world's tallest peak. Mt Everest. 
  • The serene ambiance inside of the enchanting Tengboche Monastery.

What Can I Anticipate on Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake Hike?

You can expect to reach all the attractions of the entire region in this single trip, i.e., Kala Patthar, Everest base camp, Cho La Pass, Gokyo Lake, and Gokyo Ri. Here is more to what you can look forward to below.

A Thrilling Flight:

The beginning of our wandering is the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla because, during its entire trajectory, you will find only mountains and lakes. 

Reach the Namche Bazaar

We will then follow the riverbanks of Dudh Koshi from Lukla to Namche Bazaar, a centuries-old Sherpa marketplace.

Kala Patthar and Everest Base Camp exploration

Our trip will take us not only to the renowned Tengboche monastery but also to climb the Kala Patthar observatory point at 5.545 meters and walk into Everest Base Camp itself.

Reach Gokyo After Passing Cho La Pass

We will also make the adventure beyond base camp as part of our combined Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake Journey. We will go to the Gokyo zone and see some of its most picturesque lakes outlined by Ngozumpa. We’ll even go up the approach to Gokyo Ri after crossing one of the high passes of the Everest zone for potentially the best viewpoint in all of Khumbu.

Extend Trip to Gokyo From Mount Everest base Camp After Traversing Cho La Pass

The Extended trip from Mount Everest Base Camp to Gokyo Lakes with an extra hike through Cho La Pass was indeed a daring Journeying expedition. The Everest Base Camp Expedition, revered for its unsurpassable beauty, leads you to the heart of the Khumbu region, making it an adventure that lives in your memories.

Adorned with encounters with friendly Sherpa people, visits to old monasteries, and moments when you walk in the shadow behemoths (of the Himalayas). All the steps represent a kind of elegies to nature and man’s resilience.

The march to Gokyo Lakes widens the horizon of amazement that occurs throughout this adventure. The mountains seem endless and unreachable in this world of nonstop movement, but boundless beauty when you cross solitary mountain passes surrounded by gorgeous alpine vistas. The beautiful blue lakes that glitter in the morning sun make a wonderful image, and every uphill victory is paid with it.

The real bragging rights are, therefore, associated with surviving one of the world’s toughest trails in the Himalayas. From the dynamic airstrip town of Lukla to exclusive peaks such as Kala Patthar and Cho La, every step in this Excursion can be likened to chapters that make up an exciting travel adventure story. First of all, you can complete this travel plan in only 17 days with guided expertise from Adventure Altitude Treks.

Mesmerizing Everest Gokyo Valley 

Visiting Gokyo Lake makes all tourists feel great. This partly satisfies the desires of those who want to taste heaven on earth after passing through challenging cho la pass. Sometimes, it is not easy to arrive here because of fatigue and altitude, which may result in physical or psychological problems. However, for the splendor of isolated lakes with blue skies, white mountains, and empty valleys presented in The Gokyo Pass, Nepal is also famous for its Beautiful Lakes as well as the daunting pass – Cho La Pass.

As preparation for acclimatization, one should ramble to the Everest Base Camp before crossing the Cho La, which offers more opportunities to complete this walk. There are lovely lakes with blue skies on the other side of Gokyo Valley. Apart from these astonishing mountain sights, a walk in the Gokyo Valley is among life’s most lovely and dangerous endeavors. It has pretty blue lakes. And a majestic Gokyo peak that we will climb to witness the perfect sunrise.

Three Best Photographic Spots

During the stride between Everest Base Camp and Gokyo in Nepal, you come across three magnificent sites of photographic value: Gokyo Ri Summit, Tengboche Monastery, and Kala Patthar. The Everest Base Camp remains to be an iconic attraction from the entire journey.

At an elevation of 5,357 m above sea level, Gokyo Ri Summit provides a singular and picturesque view of the Himalayas. First, climbing Kalapatthar (5643 meters) provides one with a breath-taking scenery that is warming up to the heart. At the height of 3,860 meters stands Tengboche Monastery, which adds a religious touch to the lofty majesty of the Himalayas.

While the appeal of those great heights against which the Himalayas cannot be challenged remains, other views are presented from different perspectives. The Everest base camp has been declared a captivating star highlight which attracts enthusiastic people blessed with popular glamor during the trip. Every site, chosen in a way so that each provides its distinct visual treat, guarantees to make our photographic tour part of a colorful assortment of different perspectives.

Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking via EBC Cost 2024, 2025, 2026

Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking via EBC Cost 2024, 2025, and 2026 start at $1531 per person. 

Individual needs determine the price of the EBC Trek with Gokyo Cho La Pass. Moreover, Inclusive components for 17 days includes accommodation, food, permits, and the services provided by local guides. These excluded items may comprise personal equipment, international air tickets and other expenses not covered on the package.

On the other hand, for those wanderers who may want something different, a clockwise EBC Trek via Gokyo Cho La Pass is also an option. Here is the group price for Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking via EBC Cost 2024, 2025, 2026 below:

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$1599

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US $1531

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Itinerary
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  • AccommodationHotels of kathmandu/ Free Day
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Altitude/Time(1,400 meters/ 4,600 ft)

A representative of our team will welcome you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. After that, the officials will help you to book rooms and leave for that day. If you are a wanderer, the markets that are active throughout the day can be visited. However, it is an incredibly loud and touristy place, so just be aware of some minor cultural shock. We will meet at 5:00 pm at the Adventure Altitude Treks office for a quick chat about this escapade.

  • AccommodationTea Houses
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Altitude/Time(2,850m / 9,350ft), ( 2650m / 8562ft)/ 3 h

Flight Duration: 35-40 Minutes

Hours: 3 

Distance: 8 Km

In the morning, we will travel to Kathmandu and take a flight to Lukla. And in less than half an hour or forty-five minutes, we reach Lukla airport. For that time, revel in the majestic vistas of hills sweep across meadows, farms, and cliffs. We will fly over the typical Nepali villages and high mountains to Lukla, which is a beautiful town. While taking a brunch break, we start our trip to Phakding by descending downhill from the right-side bank of Dudh Koshi. We walk along a smooth path through the pine forest and over ancient Mani walls to Ghat. There’s a well-trodden trail, which ascends and descends, heading for Phakding. After arriving at the village, we’ll move to a tea house.

  • AccommodationTea Houses
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Altitude/Time(3,440m / 11,285ft)/ 6 h

Hours: 6

Distance: 10.5 Km

You finish your breakfast at the Phakding teahouse and begin a hike by the Dudh Koshi River, which you keep crossing several times. The march to Namche Bazaar from Phadking starts as one crosses a small stream and hikes uphill on terraced fields to reach Benkar. We are surrounded below and above the Dudh Koshi River Valley by rhododendron pine forests. After leaving Monjo village, proceed in a straight line to Sagarmatha National Park where the fee is paid. It may take walking from here without any level ground to reach Namche Bazaar for more than two hours. After arriving in the town, one can enjoy impressive sceneries from mountainous plains, rolling hills, and high-sloped ridges. Staying in a local tea house with beautiful views of the night skies at Namche.

  • AccommodationTea Houses
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Altitude/Time(3,440m / 11,285ft)/ Free Day

Acclimatization Hike: Everest View Hotel, Thame, Khunde

Name Bazaar is an ideal town for acclimation. That means that we have to occupy the whole day with exploration and acclimatization activities rather than being inactive. In Namche, one can have a small plod  to Everest View Resort, Thame, or Khunde. Also, while taking an acclimatization stroll, take it easy and enjoy what these locations offer.

Our acclimatization route will be through Everest View Hotel since we can climb onto the trail to the twin villages of Kunde, Khumjung, and Namche, which will be less crowded. Upon reaching the village, spectacular mountains like Ama Dablam and Mt Everest Thamserku, among other peaks, will be visible. These villages also serve as popular stay for trekkers to have lunch and stay overnight.

  • AccommodationTea Houses
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Altitude/Time(3,855m / 12,850ft)/ 5 h

Hours: 5

Distance: 9.2km

The Tengboche Excursion will start after having a local breakfast. From Namche Bazaar, we’ll go off to a high slope and then walk through a forest where Journeying becomes easy. However, we will walk down the trail into Phunki Tenga along its rushing river for an hour or two, and this will not be too difficult. We start two hours of the river crossing by an old wooden bridge. By the end of our trek, we will be in Tengboche, a small village located within the Khumbu subregion, after this challenging and long hike that has covered many kilometers. Overnight will be at one of the tea houses of Tengboche. 

  • AccommodationTea Houses
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Altitude/Time(4,360m / 14,290ft)/ 5 h

Hours: 5

Distance: 12km

We will worship in the magnificent Tengboche monastery prayer at dawn, after which a priest shall bless us. After praying here for a short time, we will then depart from the village and ascend through the beautiful scenery of Kantega Ama Dablam. Continuous walking brings us to the track with some Mani walls along with Chortens and green mountains. The final stretch of our trail gradually leads us up to Dingboche, as we finish at the enormous Mani Stupa. We will get to Dingboche in just a couple more hours of moderate hiking. The village offers a spectacular panoramic view of the snow-capped mountains, Imja Tse and Lhotse.

  • AccommodationTea Houses
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Altitude/Time(4,360m / 14,290ft)

Acclimatization hike: Nagarjun Hill 

Our bodies need one more day to adapt to the higher altitude, and we have reached this point on our Gokyo Everest itinerary. Naturally, the trekker’s catchphrase is ‘climb high and sleep low.’ This brings us to the two incredible vantage points of Nagarjun Hill or Chukhung Village in the morning before descending back into Dingboche by afternoon. These two-day hikes provide incredible views of Lhotse, Makalu, and Ama Dablam, which will be followed by a sunset over the windy peaks of mountains and stone walls of Dingboche that you will never forget.

  • AccommodationTea Houses
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Altitude/Time(4,930m / 16,175ft)/ 5h

Hours: 5

Distance: 8.5km

The path we take today runs along the line of the valley northwest into Khumbu. We will be going uphill, taking the zig-zags of Everest Base Camp Trek to reach Thukla Pass. The pass is situated at roughly around 4,800 meters altitude, and the view here is just stunning, with amazing vistas of the Himalayas … all over. Here, there is a memorial for the mountaineers who died while trying to conquer the Himalayas. After paying our respects, we will start descending from this pass and proceed towards Lobuche. The village itself is an assortment of guest houses and kitchens, surrounded by wonderful Himalayan views. 

  • AccommodationTea Houses
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Altitude/Time(5,364m / 17,598ft)/ 6-8 h

Hours: 6-8

Distance: 15 km

Today is a big day! We start by trudging through Khumbu Glacier, a long and leisurely walk deep into the heart of mountains. This part of the Gokyo and EBC Excursion measures almost five miles, and some scree-covered slopes act as a barrier between us towards Gorak Shep. We will take a break to gather ourselves and continue our upward trek through the high Himalayan shell until we arrive at base camp.

When climbing in the mountain-climbing season, base camp is sure to be full of mountaineers and fellow climbers alike spreading joint force at Mount Earth’s highest point. With such majestic accomplishments and breathtaking feasts on our marvel landscapes, we will return to Gorak Shep, where there is waiting for us a good dinner before sleep.

  • AccommodationTea Houses
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Altitude/Time(5,555m / 18,208ft), (4,830)/ 5 h

Hours: 5

Distance: 9.6 km

Our trips to Khumbu do not end with your visit to Everest Base Camp. However, in reality, those views that you’ll get today standing on the highest altitude of Kala Patthar will overshadow any vista your eyes have ever seen during their whole life. We start our trip with a hike early in the morning, as it takes about 2 hours to reach Kala Patthar, where we can view the beautiful sunrise over the Himalayas. From Kala Patthar, we will walk downhill to pick up bags at Gorak She In around 4-5 hours of walking on that alley, we will arrive at the village, where we shall take much rest tonight to prepare for tomorrow’s difficult day, which will be a journey across Cho La mountain pass.

  • AccommodationTea Houses
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Altitude/Time(5368m/ 17611ft), (4700m/ 15416ft)/ 7-8 h

Hours: 7-8

Distance: 6 km

Another high-altitude destination awaits us this morning: With a strengthened breakfast, we’ll climb to the high pass of Cho La. This is the most challenging section of our EBC and Gokyo trek itinerary, as the flat valley quickly becomes a steep trip. During the hikes, we pause at times as we cross a glacial moraine and make our way to the pass, where struggle is rewarded with great Himalayan views that stretch into far distances. Now, we will cross the desert of giant peaks and bare mountains to reach Thangnak. Almost reaching close to the unbelievable Gokyo Lakes, we will rest here in Thangnak.

  • AccommodationTea Houses
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Altitude/Time(4,790m / 15,584ft) /5h

Hours: 5

Distance: 3.7 km 

Lastly, we will reach the Gokyo Lakes. After our breakfast this morning, we will walk through a gray and brownstone landscape covered in fog for about three or four hours. All the same, when clouds that hugged mountaintops vanish under the glare of blistering sun, sweeps will be Himalayan peaks in unparalleled glory. Climbing further up the trail, we’ll see another ice cap before Gokyo – a village that will have you gasping for air. The Gokyo village stands on the sand and rocks close to Gokyo Tso, which can be regarded as an exceptionally wonderful spot among high-altitude lakes.

  • AccommodationTea Houses
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Altitude/Time(4,200m / 13,270ft)/ 5-6 h

Hours: 5-6

Distance: 7 km 

The adventure of today begins early – a march from Gokyo to the beautiful peak known as the finest viewpoint in Everest, i.e., towards Gokyo Ri. We aim to arrive at this spectacular mountain outlook close before daybreak, which is a three-hour hour ascent. The first light gradually discloses the breathtaking scenery with a gentle predawn warmth illuminating Himalayan peaks. Gokyo-Ri, one of the best viewing points in Nepal, offers dreams like setting shimmering ice blue Gokyo lakes in rays shining early morning sun. It highlights the Everest trek. We will move towards Dole after having breakfast in Gokyo, which is an hour's descent from there. Due to the difficult morning hike, a long stroll of four hours along Dudh Koshi River until Dole comes as an easy option.

  • AccommodationTea Houses
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Altitude/Time(3,440m / 11,285ft)/ 5 h

Hours: 5

Distance: 11 km 

The trail descends slowly to the flat ground from Dole. Following a nice stroll, we crossed the suspension bridge and passed many villages, among which Kyanjuma is one. In the alpine forest of pines and rhododendrons, we walk our way to the valley. Hence, the ascent is an easy one, and it offers a panoramic view of mighty mountains marching up to green hills dotted with sunny meadows. Namche is a beautiful town that we will finally get to after descending the hill along with Tibetan monasteries and Chortens for just a few minutes.

  • AccommodationTea Houses
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Altitude/Time(2,850m / 9,350ft)/ 5-6 h

Hours: 5-6

Distance: 13.5km 

It’s our final trek through the Everest region. On this day, we’ll move down the track from Namche to Lukla. This time, unlike before, the descent on a trek along Dudh Koshi River and over the suspension bridge. The path winds through the pine forest and goes past a couple of villages before finishing at Lukla.

  • AccommodationHotels
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Altitude/Time(1,400 meters/ 4,600 ft)/ 30-40 Minutes

Now that our Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass Gokyo Trek is over, we are headed back to Kathmandu. To reach the Lukla airport and board our plane, we will walk a little after breakfast. The March Lukla to Kathmandu takes about thirty minutes and gives a panoramic view of swift waterfalls together with sharp slopes. Upon your landing at Tribhuvan International Airport, we will send a representative from there to lead you back into the hotel.

  • AccommodationHotels
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Altitude/Time(1,400 meters/ 4,600 ft)/ Free Day

We will arrange your departure transportation, bid you farewell, and drive to the airport. If you can afford to spare some time on your schedule and discover more of the country, we provide a range of tour options coupled with adventure activities combined with trekking packages. Contact us for more arrangements.

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Cost Details
What's Included
  • Airport pick up and drop off by a private vehicle
  • 3 Nights hotel in Kathmandu a 3-star category hotel with breakfast on twin sharing basis
  • Kathmandu Valley sightseeing (Private vehicle and a tour guide)
  • Flight (Kathmandu-Lukla and Lukla-Kathmandu)
  • Sagarmatha National Park fee and Pasang Lhamu Village entrance fees.
  • An experienced English-speaking guide and his all expenses including his insurance
  • Porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers) including all expenses including their insurance
  • Breakfast on a trek during the mountain accommodation.
  • First aid kit
  • All the Governmental taxes and service charges
What's Excluded
  • International airfare
  • Travel Insurance
  • Nepal visa fees
  • meals  Lunch And Dinnner
  • Personal expenses (Wifi, bar bills, laundry, hot shower during the trekking, gadget charging fees- US$ 1- US$ 5 per gadget, mobile recharge, etc)
  • Extra nights accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival from the trek due to unforeseen circumstances
  • Extra luggage charges (Only 15 kgs- 10kgs+5kgs are included if more you need to pay US$ 2 per kilogram)
  • Emergency evacuation (our company will help to arrange the evacuation if needed)
  • Tipping
  • Anything that is not included in the inclusion list
Dates & Price
Limited Seats Available
StartWednesdayFeb 21, 2024
EndFridayMar 08, 2024
StatusAvailable
FromUS $1531
 
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Add-Ons & Options For Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking via EBC For 2024, 2025, and 2026

Discover the advanced versions of Add-Ons & Options for Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking via EBC in 2024, 2025, and 2026. Enhance your travel by personalizing your adventure with special offers that will make your Himalayan journey even richer.

Luxury Upgrade Option 1: Kathmandu and Lukla By Helicopter 

Transform your trek into a helicopter flight from Kathmandu Lukla. You can get a faster and more private transfer with stunning views around. It is more than travel; it is one of the essentials for your Everest Base Camp journey.

Luxury Upgrade Option 2: The flight from Lukla to Kathmandu by helicopter

Complete your journey in Lukla with a helicopter flight to Kathmandu. This is a top offer to end your travel, appreciating nature and not missing any moment. Choosing these easy-offshoot upgrades guarantees that one can customize their EBC and Gokyo Trek the way they like through luxurious lodging, helicopter routes, or services to avoid a tiring return trip. 

Required Permits for Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking via EBC

Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit

While you embark on the Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking via EBC, you will be traveling through the landmarks that are within Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site covering 1,148 sq km. This sanctuary is home to endangered species like musk deer, snow leopard, and the elusive Red Panda. The park is a gem of Nepalese biodiversity with a mission to conserve these creatures.

For your Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking via EBC, Entry Permits are mandatory as Sagarmatha National Park is a protected zone. Everest Adventurers must obtain permits before arrival to ensure a seamless and safe experience in these restricted areas.

After paying entry fees, embark on an awe-inspiring Excursion to conquer the Khumbu region, including the iconic Everest Base Camp and the challenging Three Passes.

Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit

The Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit is a crucial authorization for adventurer, alongside the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit. It is necessary to ensure a smooth and successful Journeying experience. Implemented on October 1st, 2018, this permit replaced the old Trekkers' Information Management Systems (TIMS) Card. 

Trekkers must pay a designated fee to obtain this permit, and without it, they cannot explore the scenic Khumbu region, including the renowned Everest Base Camp. It costs NPR. 2000 per person, which can be bought from Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu.

Gaurishankar Conservation Area Permit

If you're embarking on the Everest Base Camp trek in 2024 via the Jiri route, you must have a Gaurishankar Conservation Area Permit. This permit is only required for Jiri route adventurers and is optional for those taking different trails. Permits for the Jiri route can be obtained from Shivalaya or the Tourism Board in Kathmandu.

Accommodation During Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking via EBC

During the Everest Base Camp Trek, you'll stay in comfortable teahouses, guest houses, or lodges with basic accommodations and meals. These include traditional Nepali dishes along with Western cuisine. You can also try authentic Nepali items like Dal Bhaat and Dhindo.

Here is a detailed overview of the accommodation facility in Everest Base Camp Trek:

Teahouses

Teahouses serve as the primary lodging option for Everest Base Camp trekkers. Found along the trail, these lodges offer basic amenities such as meals, drinks, and dorm-style rooms. While their quality may vary, teahouses generally offer a comfortable space for resting, recharging, and socializing with fellow excursionist.

Hotels

Towns along the trek, such as Namche Bazaar and Gorak Shep, provide hotels with comfortable rooms, hot showers, and Western-style toilets. While these accommodations offer more amenities, they tend to be pricier and less convenient than teahouses.

Meals During Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking via EBC

During the Excursion to the adventurous Everest Base Camp Trek, food and meals come as a crucial aspect. Since the trek is physically demanding, intaking high energy and nutritious food is very essential. But can we get the food of our desire during this trek? This might be the question to many trekkers who are willing to travel to this destination.

Here, we will give comprehensive details about the available food around Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake route.

There are varieties of food that can be accessible during the Everest Base Camp Trek. Most of the time, excursionists stay at a tea house, a basic accommodation service along the route. Trekkers can expect basic traditional Nepali dishes, including Dal, Bhaat, and Tarkari (curry) on these platforms.

Similarly, tea houses also serve several other dishes, such as momo (Chinese Dumplings), Dhindo, and others. The basic Nepali dishes cost around $2 to $5 per meal, which includes all of the above listed. But remember, the cost of these dishes can vary from one tea house to another.

Likewise, if you want to try western meals and dishes, you will have numerous options during your stay at Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar, the Gate to Everest, is one of the most active towns in the Everest Region. There are several high end hotels and restaurants, which serve the best dishes from all around the world. From fast foods including Pizza and burgers to continental and others, excursionist can enjoy different varieties of meals during their stay.

Talking about the price, western dishes are a bit more expensive than traditional Nepali dishes. So, you must allocate your budget for food accordingly.

Best Time To Do This Trek

For optimal trekking in the Everest region, consider the Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) seasons. These periods offer favorable weather and excellent tourism opportunities in Nepal.

Spring Season

Spring offers pleasant weather and mild temperatures, making it the perfect time for the Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking via EBC. The lush forests of Nepal are in full bloom, enhancing the beauty of the landscapes. The only drawback is the potential overcrowding, but with advance bookings and preparations, you can manage it effectively.

Autumn Season

Autumn somehow mirrors spring in its pleasant weather and environment, featuring clear skies and moderate temperatures that make it easy to enjoy the surrounding beauty. While you embark on a trek to the Everest Region, you can expect the clear and crisp views of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, and Lhotse with additional beauty of Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri as well.

The weather condition is moderate with less chances of rainfall and snowfall, making your journey enjoyable.

Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking via EBC During Off Season

Off season in Nepal includes the monsoon and winter season, which are way more harsh than other seasons in terms of Journeying and tourism. Usually, off season trekking to Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake is not recommended, but still some of the experienced and professional excursionists dare to take it.

We also do not recommend trekking during off season but if you intend to do so, please hire very professional guides and porters in your team. Having them with you will soothe your journey in terms of safety and navigation.

So, why don't we recommend an off season outing to the Everest region? Let’s see it in detail:

Monsoon

Monsoon brings heavy rainfall in Nepal, including the Everest Region. So expecting natural hazards like landslides and floods in the downstreams are common. The navigation becomes more challenging due to wet trails and the safety also becomes more pivotal because of the same reason.

The monsoon season comes during the summer season, so hikers should expect hotter temperatures than other seasons. If you are fond of natural wonders, then you will be wrong to travel during monsoon as the scenery will not be clear like Spring or Autumn season due to the cloudy environment.

Winter

Winter season starts from the end of November and remains until the end of February. During these months, the temperature drops below 0 Degree Celsius, bringing several challenges. Everest Region, being located in the Himalayan region, the temperature might drop to an even lower range.

Similarly, altitude sickness is most likely to be prone during this season. The main reason for this is extreme weather and temperature. Winter also brings challenges like heavy snowfall and avalanches, impacting access to the region. 

Despite these difficulties, off-season outings are budget-friendly and less crowded in the Everest region.

Preparing for the Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking via EBC

The Everest Base Camp Trek is a renowned adventure in the Khumbu Region, which does not require any introduction. This classic trek spans from the capital city of Nepal to the highest viewpoint, offering a journey through picturesque green valleys, lush fields, and forests. Along the way, trekkers will find themselves delving into breathtaking views of mountains, glaciers, and valleys.

There are preparations that should be considered before embarking on this trek. Catering to a diverse range of excursionists, from beginners to seasoned professionals, the Everest Base Camp trek is classified as a moderate trek. To fully enjoy this Himalayan adventure, participants should possess a level of physical fitness, a sense of adventure, and a desire for an unforgettable experience in the majestic landscapes of the Everest region.

Physical Preparation

Trekkers must know that Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking via EBC is physically challenging. Since this trek is a multi-day Saunter, physical exhaustion is sure shot. Walking for 5 to 6 hours is everyday's routine for a couple of weeks during this journey.

So, your physical fitness level matters regarding Everest Base Camp Trek. It would be best to have enough strength and endurance for this Saunter. EBC lies above 5000 meters, and altitude sickness is prone in this level of altitude. So training yourself in altitude exposure and extreme weather conditions is also required.

Mental Preparation

As mentioned above, EBC Trek with Gokyo Lake is a physically challenging trek. So, it might not be everyone’s cup of tea. Excursionist must have prior experience with high altitude trekking and should feature high end physical fitness to try this.

On top of that, the extreme weather conditions of Everest Region might be a nightmare. Not everyone has a strong mentality to beat it. So what we recommend is that you take prior training and be mentally prepared for this trek. Expect the unexpected as the weather conditions of this region are unpredictable and prepare yourselves with the essential gears and equipment.

Altitude Sickness & Issues

Altitude sickness is the major concern during the Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking via EBC. Everest Base Camp lies 5,364 meters, while Gokyo lakes also lie 4,700–5,000 meters above sea level. At such heights, the oxygen level is depleted and the air pressure is high. Due to this, breathing becomes challenging, which might bring several health hazards including altitude sickness.

Also, the temperature at such heights will be around 0 Degree Celsius, which adds up more risks to human health. Due to such aspects, trekkers are most likely to suffer from Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE), and High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE). 

Symptoms of Altitude Sickness:

  • Coughing up blood or mucus
  • Abnormal lung sounds
  • Extreme listlessness
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Lips going blue
  • Disorientation, confusion, hallucinations, talking nonsense
  • Lack of coordination, staggering, inability to walk
  • Irrational behavior
  • Severe headache, 
  • Nausea and vomiting

Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking via EBC Booking Available for 2024, 2025, and 2026

Now, booking for Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking via EBC in 2024, 2025, and 2026 is available. With a history of more than ten years, Adventure Altitude Treks – an authorized trek and tour operator in Nepal, provides this amazing journey. Our company is licensed by the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) and Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN), which ensures a memorable tour.

Last-minute departures are also for people who like to go on spontaneous trips. Book the Gokyo Cho La Pass on the EBC Trek Package with a 10% deposit to reserve a spot. Our services’ quality is ensured by government recognition.

To start the reservation process, send relevant documents such as a passport, photo size passport travel insurance, and flight details one week after booking. We accept payment in a variety of ways, which include online transactions through our website to cash upon your arrival in Nepal, bank transfer, and credit card.

Enjoy the spectacular beauty of the Everest Region with the confidence to have a reliable and established trekking partner by your side. Book today for an adventure that will be the best of 2024, 2025, or 2026.

FAQs
  • The trek spans 17 days, providing ample time to immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes and cultural wonders of the Everest region.

  • Certainly, our flexible packages allow for customization to cater to individual preferences, ensuring a personalized and unique trekking experience.

  • While there's no strict age limit, participants should be physically fit and prepared for varying altitudes and challenging terrains.

  • The package encompasses accommodation, meals, permits, and the guidance of experienced local guides, providing a comprehensive and hassle-free experience.

  • Yes, last-minute departure options are available for spontaneous adventurers seeking to embark on this remarkable journey.

  • Absolutely, we offer add-on options such as helicopter rides, cultural excursions, and photography workshops to enhance your overall experience.

  • The trek is moderately challenging, reaching altitudes of 5,643 meters at Kala Patthar and 5,357 meters at Gokyo Ri Summit.

  • Our experienced guides are trained in first aid, and we provide the necessary equipment. Additionally, acclimatization days are built into the itinerary.

  • Yes, bookings are available for these years, allowing you to plan and secure your adventure well in advance.

  • Yes, travel insurance is a mandatory requirement to cover unforeseen circumstances and ensure the safety of participants.

What Our Clients Say...
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    Natalie WoodKenyaSeptember 24, 2022
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    My Journey to Everest Base Camp

    It was a great experience with adventure altitude treks to Everest base camp trek. For two weeks, we trekked through breathtaking scenery along the Everest Trail. The moment when I reached Everest Base Camp, which is at a height of about 5363 meters, could be described as surreal. An alternative hike to Kala Patthar, standing approximately 5550 meters above sea level, is provided for people interested in additional adventure. During the two weeks of trekking, we were lucky with good weather, making the trip more enjoyable. We were 14 people drawn from the UK, Iceland, the US, and Australia, which made the world flavor of this expedition.

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