Gokyo- Cho la pass- EBC Trekking

Trip Fact

  1. Duration17 Days
  2. Max. Altitude5420m

Difficulty:Moderate

Gokyo- Chola Pass and Kalapathar trekking is one of the most loved trekking for those who are willing to make adventure trip within the short time period of 2 weeks. It begins from Lukla Namche and follows Machhermo Valley; it leads simply, slowly towards the high mountain paradise. You will have an opportunity to explore Gokyo Ri, Cho la pass, Kalapatthar and Everest base camp. In the mean time you can have a look the majestic mountains like Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201 m), Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Maklau, Nuptse (7855m), Mt. Pumori (7161m), Mt. Changaste (7550m), Mt. Lingterin (6679m), Mt. Amadablam (6856m), Bharuntse Mt. Thamserku (6723m), Mt. Kantega( 6685m) and so on.
Besides the natural and Himalayan miscellaneous activities you come to see the Sherpa culture, tradition and way of life.We will pass different Himalayan village where they cultivate solo potato farming, yak pasture, the most beautiful monastery, stupas, chortens and Manewall. The people from Khumbu region are highly involved into tourism just after the Himalayan activities rose up. Before that their life style was really harder, animal husbandry, solo potato farming was not enough for livelihood. Within the 50 years old tourism transmission the people from Khumbu were numerously involved into mountaineering, trekking and hotels business. It has drastically changed their life after the Hillarys step into this deep Himalayas.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu international airport greeting with flower garland and transfer to Hotel and evening trip briefing with Welcome dinner.

Day 02:Fly to Lukla about 30 minutes and overnight at Phakding (2640Mtr).

Day 03:Trek to Namche Bazaar (344om).

Day 04:Rest day or excursion day:

Day 05:Trek to Dole (4200m):

Day 06:trek to Machhermo (4700M)

Day 07:Trek to Gokyo.

Day 08:Thangnak (4700M.)

Day 09:Dzongla (4830M.):

Day 10:Trek to Gorakshep (5160m.) 6 hours.

Day 11:Excursion to Kalapatthar (5545m)

Day 12:Trek to Dingbouche (4410m).

Day 13:Trek to Tyangboche easy walk down to imja khola to pangboche then a short climb to the famous monastery land Tyangboche.

Day 14:Trek to Monjo. 5 hours:

Day 15:Trek to Lukla (2800m.)

Day 16:Fly back to Kathmandu:

Day 17:Departure back to home.

Cost Include

The cost is always provided on reasonable tariff according to the destination and designation.

  • airport pick up and greetings
  • Fair well dinner
  • 3 nights hotel in Kathmandu before departing to the trekking
  • sightseeing in the world heritage site with vehicle, entrance fees and excellent culture guide
  • trekking permit/ teams permit (all the necessary documents for the trekking)
  • 3 times meal, hot drinks including rooms on the trekking.
  • necessary transportation (vehicle or plane)
  • necessary porter, guide and their salary their trekking insurance
  • first aid materials
  • vehicle for departure (airport drop)

Cost Exclude

  • all kind of your personal & medical expenses.
  • your travel insurance, Nepal visa fee
  • your personal equipment for the trekking
  • all kind of beverage like mineral water, alcoholic/ non alcoholic bottle drinks, can drinks, hot water on tea house trekking.
  • international airfare
  • tips for your staff
  • additional day’s room charges in the city.
  • helicopter charter price in case of quick evacuation is needed.

Detail Itinerary

Day 03Trek to Namche Bazaar (344om). The trail crosses and re-crosses the Dudhkoshi through the villages of Benkyar, monjo, and Jorshalle then climbs steeply 600m to the Namche bazzar.

Day 04Rest day or excursion day: It is consider an ideal day for altitude acclimatization in this place, after the breakfast just get higher around the museum, the Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Tawache, Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserku, Kusumkangaru, Kwongde peak and Thame peak are awaiting to your warm greet. It would be the best morning ever in your travel time then follow the steep climb over to the world’s highest airstrip airport Syangboche. Turn to right across the Everest view hotel to Khumjung village for day excursion, visit the monastery which is steel preserving a yeti’s head then get back down to Namche by aside the Khumjung school or if you want to go to Khunde village you can continue climbing and take a direct way to Namche From KhundeDay

Day 05Trek to Dole (4200m): It is easy flat trail to Sanasa through birch, pines, and fir trees with fine views of mountains. From Sanasa it climbs up to Mongla Danda for one and half hours then descends to Phortse Tanga. A well known and typical village phortse is placed in front, there is a heavy alpin forest of fir, rhododendron, birch, alpine bamboo, pines in between Phortse Tanga to Dole. The trail is mostly gradual up through this alpine forest.

Day 06trek to Machhermo (4700M) scale up the way slowly to the ridge from where you will see a giant big mountain wall standing in forehead is Cho oyu. The trail is not steady up however it is gently ascending through Luza. Today you will see a lot of yak pasturelands; in the former time people from Khumjung and khunde used to bring their animals into this valley thus still the land ownership is highly belonged to those people from same village. Finally we will arrive by clearing one hill lap to other into a Fish shaped valley is Machhermo village.

Day 07Trek to Gokyo. You will arrive by the lunch time to Gokyo, after Machhermo you will come to first Fanga a little settlement where big avalanches have killed some people in 1996. The trail crosses the rocky narrow hill near the glacier and turns around the valley towards the lake. There are many beautiful lakes in Gokyo valley, behind the lakes there is a big glacier is laying, which is spreading from the bottom of Mt.Cho –oyu. After walking slowly around the rocky corner you will reach to third lake where you are staying for overnight at 4750m.

Day 08Thangnak (4700M.) Explore Gokyo Ri in the morning which may takes three hours to climb to the summit. From the summit you will see rewarding views of Mt. Cho–oyu, pumori, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Bhorunche, and many others mountains in a round. Get down to Gokyo and proceed to explore the trail along the large glacier trail to Thangnak on lap of sloppy hill.

Day 09Dzongla (4830M.): Through the boulder and a steep grassy field trails leads often climbing up. The big mountains are towering all around the valley. Your trail cross the camping site on the bottom of rocky Cho la Mountain and continue through the moraine. The rocks are moving while you step over so be careful from falling and twisting legs. It start to heavy climbing on 1st part of Col. It may takes about an hour to the summit of Chola 5420m.You have to walk for a while in the boulders of snow then to the rocky descends to the flat field, then you will arrive in small settlement call Dzongla.

Day 10Trek to Gorakshep (5160m.) 6 hours. Contour the steep, grassy hillside above the Tsola Lake and round a corner into the Lobuche then Gorakshep along glacier walk.

Day 11Excursion to Kalapatthar (5545m) for magnificent views of the mountains in the morning and Everest base camp excursion in the noon and get back to Lodge for overnight.

Day 12Trek to Dingbouche (4410m). 5 hours walk. Return back down the moraines and slowly losing altitude, reach Thukla and slightly down to a prosperous village Dingboche.

Day 13Trek to Tyangboche easy walk down to imja khola to pangboche then a short climb to the famous monastery land Tyangboche. In the evening you can go the monastery to attend the ceremonies; every 2 hours in the evening and 2 hours in the morning the monk make ceremonies inside the monastery.

Day 14Trek to Monjo. 5 hours: walk Down to Dudh koshi, phunggitang and climb up to the shanasha from here the trail is easy and quite flat to Namche bazzar. Lunch in Namche bazzar and descends Dovan, jorsalle to Monjo for overnight.
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Day 15Trek to Lukla (2800m.) 5 hours, walk Continue down to the Dudh koshi valley to Lukla and farewell dinner with all together.

Day 16Fly back to Kathmandu: morning flight to Kathmandu and free day in Kathmandu

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