Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking
- Country: Nepal
- Trip grade: Difficult
- Destination: Everest
- Activities: Trekking
- Accommodation: Hotel in KTM, Lodges on the Trek
- Meals: BB in Kathmandu, Full board on trek.
- Maximum altitude: 5545m
- Group size: 1 to 24 pax
- Best Season: September to November, March to May
Acute Mountain Sickness friendly itinerary.
High suspension Hanging Bridges.
5 nights attached bathroom with hot shower in lodges.
Explore Local Sherpa Culture and tradition with Tibetan Buddhism and practice.
2 night acclimatization before heading Everest Base Camp.
Dramatic take on/off in Lukla gateway to Everest Base Camp.
Highest Base camp of highest Mountain (roof of the world).
Heart touching view of Mount Everest (8848) Sunrise and Sun set from Kala Pathar(5545m).
Hygiene meals everyday and Comfortable Accommodation.
Closest view of Himalayas and gracier lakes on the route to Everest Base Camp.
Minimum 15 years experienced local guide and porter.
GOKYO CHOLA PASS TREKKING
The main attraction Gokyo lake at the base of Gokyo Ri is the small village in Khumbu region. The high altitude EBC –Chola and Gokyo trek begins from Lukla after 35 minutes of flight from Kathmandu. From Lukla, the trek begins downwards the Dudhkoshi River. After this the trails ascent to Namche Bazaar and acclimatize the gateway of Everest “Namche”. Route of EBC and Gokyo separates from Sanasa. From Sanasa the trail goes uphill to Mongla pass and downhill to PhortseThanga. The way to Machhermo is beautiful whereas Rhododendron forest and spectacular vistas of Cho Oyu, Kangtega and thamserku.on the way you will go Gokyo Ri and the Largest glacier of Nepal “Ngozumpa”. From Gokyo RI can see the view of Everest, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu and Makalu as well as other some peak like Cholatse, Kangchung etc.
The Chola Pass day trek start before sunrise for long Chola Ascent and Long descent to Lobuche. This can be very difficult. After Lobuche, he trek passes to Everest Base camp. Next morning early hike to Kalapatthar for sunrise view and back to Lukla for the flight to Kathmandu. The Mt. Everest tallest mountain on the earth will be facing very big and near to you, The beautiful Gokyo lake, the largest glacier and the biggest monastery will make The Mt. Everest tallest mountain on the earth will be facing very big and near to you, The beautiful Gokyo lake, the largest glacier and the biggest monastery will make you the trek awespring .The mission Himalaya Treks and Expeditions Pvt. Ltd welcomes you to join this beautiful chola pass and gokyo trekking specially in spring and Autumn season For the best view But can trekking whole the year.
Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft) & trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft), 3-4 hrs walk
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft), 5-6 hrs walk
Day 05: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar
Day 06: Trek to Dole (4200m/13,776ft), 5-6 hrs walk
Day 07: Trek to Machharmo (4470m/ 14,663ft), 4-5 hrs walk
Day 08: Trek to Gokyo (4800m/15,744ft), 3-4 hrs walk
Day 09: Rest and buffer day at Gokyo
Day 10: Hike to Gokyo RI (5,330m/17,483ft), and trek to Thaknak (4750m/15580ft), 6-7 hrs walk
Day 11: Trek to Cho-la Pass (5367m/17604ft) to Dzongla (4,850m/15908ft), 5-6 hrs walk
Day 12: Trek to Gorakshep (5,160m/16,929ft), 5-6 hrs walk
Day 13: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,357m/17,575ft) and Gorakshep, 5-6 hrs walk
Day 14: Kalapathar (5,550m/18,204ft) hike and stroll back to Dingboche (4,358m/14,295 ft), 7-8 hrs walk
Day 15: Trek to Tyangboche (3,867m/12684ft), 4-5 hrs walk
Day 16: Trek to Monjo ((2680M/8791ft), 5-6 hrs walk
Day 17: Trek to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft), 6-7 hrs walk
Day 18: Fly back to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Day 19: Departure from Kathmandu
Richard Chu | china
I trekked Nepal in 1993 but that time camping trekking was famous. This time I choose Mission Himalaya Treks And Expeditions PVT Ltd. I think my choice is best choice. Even I choose budget trekking packages from this company MHT staffs gave me excellent services like clean and comfortable tea house, Good food, and attached toilet rooms where they can manage. The Mission Himalaya Treks is the most popular and professional trekking company whose give you services with memorable experience. Lifetime you cannot forget it.
Required experienced and physical condition:
According to the categorized of trekking Chola pass and Everest Base Camp trekking is considered one of the difficult popular trekking in the world. Although this trek is difficult some of the success to complete whole trekking some of them will suffer to complete by high altitude and pain. It is most popular trekking in the world because of this hundred of trekkers trekking every day during the high season of trekking.
The trekkers who can afford 6-7 hours walk every day up and downhill they can complete this trek. Mission Himalaya Treks suggest the trekkers exercise and jogging every day at least 30 days prior to start this trek Chola pass and EBC. Chola pass trekking is easy for those trekkers who have experienced in trekking high altitude environment. Big technical issue no necessary for this trek. If you have blood disease, lung and heart problem please consult with your doctor and inform us before booking this trek. Mission Himalaya treks suggest you bring knee support. Training makes Chola pass trek much easier than the people who come without training? Altitude is the focus reason for this trek is difficult because above 5000 m will make tourist hard to breathe as well.
Trekking is an adventure sport. Based on the difficulty of the routes, it requires high motivation and previous experiences. Some of the treks in Nepal are suitable only for highly experienced trekkers where some routes are suitable for novice trekkers as well. An average fit person with regular training can do our most of the treks. Please consult with us if you are concerned about your fitness level.
Most trekking routes in Nepal are in high altitude above 3500 meters which are part of the high altitude. Trekking is high altitude is a serious activity especially for those without having previous high altitude experiences. Drinking lots of water and ascending slowing by catching your breath regularly helps a lot to fight with altitude sickness, however, there is no bulletproof plan to prevent the altitude sickness at all.
Accommodation on the Trek:
You will be staying at 3-star category hotels in Kathmandu and teahouses during the trekking period. All accommodations are the twin sharing basis. However, the single supplement will be provided on your request and will be the additional cost. But the trekking period the single supplement will be given if there and availability in the lodges. Some lower elevation can be fine but the upper elevation might be difficult to give single room. The accommodation in the city might be two single beds or 1 king size big bed. If a guest has special performance for the room selection please feel free to inform Mission Himalaya Treks And Expeditions PVT LTD. We will try to provide you with the special appropriate room during your stay in Nepal. Numerous lodges provided blankets in the rooms but we suggest you to bring your own sleeping bag. In the whole trekking, you will be accommodating in lodges no need camping and tent. Please do not expect high standard rooms during your trekking period. If you are a single traveller in the higher elevation you need to share the room with another single trekker like you (same sex). In case we are not able to provide you single supplement we will refund your single supplement charge. We hope you understand the situation of trekking places. Please do not expect high standard luxury lodges, you are in a remote place. They offer basic rooms for accommodation.
Meals on the Trek:
During your trekking period, we will provide all the meals but only breakfast will be given in Kathmandu. Depends your international flight time we will provide you a farewell or welcome dinner in a typical Nepali local restaurant with the cultural dance show. During your trek breakfast and dinner will be taken in the lodges where you sleep overnight but lunch takes in the middle of the trekking period. Indian, Italian, Nepalese and continental food is the choices in the trekking from the menu provided by the tea houses. Like noodles, soups, handmade bread, rice items, curries, spaghetti, pizza, egg items, potatoes are available in the mountains. These meals are prepared after your order. Most of the places meats also available but we recommend you not to take as they are not fresh. Sometimes unhealthy food affects your body and trekking. Do not expect western meals like you take in the city and in your home. Mission Himalaya Treks And Expeditions PVT LTD give you full freedom to select your preferred meals from the menu provided by the lodges. The food and raw materials are locally prepared and taste different than the city.
Our trek includes meals on the trek prepared by the lodges means we do not need to carry foods for all the major trekking routes of Nepal. Most lodge based treks offer foods prepared in the lodges locally however it's recommended to carry some energy bars and other quick bites as some camps might be longer than the usual waking hours.
Based on the experiences and fitness, you may need more or fewer gears than mentioned in our gear list. Please find the list of recommended gears below.
Boots and spare laces, Light shoes/trainers, down jacket, Fleece or sweater, Shirts*3, Socks*3, trekking trousers (or the long skirt for the woman), waterproof jacket /poncho/ umbrella, over trousers, underwear (including thermals), Gloves, woollen Hat/ balaclava, sunhat etc.
Other Essential items:
First Aid Kitbag, trekking poles, sleeping bag(4 season +), sleeping bag liner, water bottle (min 1 liter capacity) thermal better choice, head torch, batteries for camera and torch, Sunglasses, Sun cream (SPF 50) and lip salve, Towel and washing kit, Money belt, Map, Whistle, Toilet paper and lighter, Passport, Small padlock (to secure kitbag and lodge bedroom)
Notebook and pens, Altimeter, Binoculars, Gaiters, Plastic bags, Insulation Mat, Camera and plenty of drives, Personal snacks and other games equipment
Note: do not bring too many things because porter can carry maximum 25 kilos and airlines not allow bringing more than 20 kilos in another sector domestic flight or 15 kilos only for Lukla flights.