Short Gokyo,Chola pass & EBC Trek 14 days

Short Gokyo,Chola pass & EBC Trek 14 days

US$ 1179

Private tour departure everyday of the year
Group discount is available/ have a big group? we can help

Group size: Min 2-10 Max People

Max-Altitude: 5545m/18187ft

Destination: Nepal

Arrival on: Kathmandu, Nepal

No. of Days: 14 days

Activity: Trekking

Travel by: Flight

Fitness Level: Challenging

Accommodation: Lodge/guest house in Trekking

Meal: Full board meal in trek

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

1.Exploring the stunning sacred Hindu lakes of Gokyo
2.Stunning view of sunrise over the silver mountains from the top of Kala Patthar and Everest Base Camp
3.Morning hike to Gokyo RI to have the panoramic view of mountain including Mt. Everest
4.View of Khumbu Ice Glacier
5.Day to explore Namche Bazaar, a place situated at the heart of Sherpa communities
6.Common view of ancient Buddhist monasteries, traditional agriculture farms, and rivers

TRIP INTRODUCTION

Gokyo, Cho La pass, and Everest Base Camp Trekking are one of the famous and most adventurous trekking routes in entire Everest region. This route is also commonly known as Everest circuit trekking. The path follows the high leading to high pass called Cho La Pass and into the Everest Base Camp.

The reason behind Gokyo, Cho La Pass & EBC Trek popularity among expedition lover is due to the breathtaking view it offers and exciting opportunities. This trek is maintained and prepared for a short period of time to be feasible for expedition lovers who have very limited free times. The trek needs some of the physical fitness as we will be moving in thin uphill trails and high altitude. The trek starts from Lukla which the first step towards Khumbu region. After continuing our journey then we will enter into UNESCO World Heritage Site - Everest National Site. Then we will have our way towards beautiful Namche Bazaar which follows all the way to Gokyo Lake. The trail continues through numerous Sherpa villages to reach to Everest Base Camp.

While taking this journey we will be having a close view of mountains which include the world's highest peak of the world Mt. Everest, Gokyo Peak, Cho Oyu, Thamserku, Lhotse, Nuptse etc. This trek will be your lifetime experience which you will cherish for the rest of your life. This trek is prepared by our expert guides who have experience of more than 15 years in Himalaya region. You are free to come talk with us regarding prepared route or alternative route if you have any questions.

Trip Route: Kathmandu- Lukla-Namche-Gokyo-Chola-pass- EBC-Tengboche-Lukla -Kathmandu
Best Month: September to December and March to May

Outline Itinerary 

Day 01: Flight to Lukla [2,850 mt. / 9,350FT] 30 minutes, trek to Phakding [2,650 mt. / 8694FT] estimated walk 3 hours

Day 02: Trek to Namche Bazaar [3,440 mt. / 11286FT] estimated walk 6 - 7 hours

Day 03: Acclimatization and exploring day in Namche Bazaar

Day 04: Trek to Dole [4100 mt. / 13,451FT] estimated walk 5 - 6 hours

Day 05: Trek to Gokyo Lake [4,750 mt. / 15,583FT] estimated walk 6 - 7 hours

Day 06: Hike to Gokyo RI [5,400 mt. / 17,716], acclimatization day in Gokyo, estimated walk 4 - 5 hours

Day 07: Trek to Thaknak [4,750 mt. / 15,583FT] estimated walk 3 - 4 hours

Day 08: Trek to Dzongla [4750 mt. / 15,583FT] via Chola Pass [5,350 mt. / 17,552FT] estimated walk 7 - 8 hours

Day 09: Trek to Gorakshep [5,130 mt. / 16,830FT], estimated walk 6 - 7 hours

Day 10: Hike to Everest Base Camp [5,316 mt. / 17,440FT] and return back to Gorakshep, estimated walk 5 - 6 hours

Day 11: Hike to top of the Kalapatthar [5,545 mt. / 18,192FT] and trek to Pangboche [4,350 mt. / 14,271FT] 18-20 km, estimated walk 9 - 10 hours

Day 12: Trek to Namche Bazar [3,440 mt. / 11286FT] 15 km, estimated walk 6 - 7 hours

Day 13: Trek to Lukla [2,850 mt. / 9,350FT] 20 km, estimated walk 4 - 5 hours

Day 14: Flight back to Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel

Important Note:

The flight between Kathmandu and Lukla where the trek starts is generally reliable but if the weather is bad all flights will be delayed or canceled for the day. In the event the flight is cancelled we will attempt to get you on a chartered helicopter but you are responsible for the extra costs in this event which can range from $200 to $600 or more depending on the number of people on the flight.

We in some itinerary schedule one extra day into the trek already as a buffer day in case of delays and in some Itineraries do not have extra day after trek but as flights can at times be delayed for several days we suggest you add a couple of extra days at the end of your trip in case of any delays. Extra days should always be scheduled at the end of the trip and not the start.

Important Notes and Safety Concerns

Trekking is simply not just walking. Some of our trips are extremely adventurous and needs serious efforts to complete them successfully. We kindly request all our valuable guests to come well prepared before doing any of these extreme treks. Buying proper and reliable insurance coverage with Helicopter Evacuation on emergency is the most important thing before starting the adventures. Sometimes, our treks are done in extremely remote places where you will have no access to outer world. On serious injuries or sickness Helicopter can be the only mean to evacuate you. In other hand bad weather conditions can also ruin the whole adventures. So, we say

"Get prepared first and enjoy the adventure without worrying"

Itinerary details (Day to Day Itinerary)

Day 01: Flight to Lukla [2,850 mt. / 9,350FT] 30 minutes, trek to Phakding [2,650 mt. / 8694FT] estimated walk 3 hours

We will start our journey by taking an air route to Lukla for 30 minutes. Lukla is the most beautiful village present in Khumbu/Everest region. Lukla is the also gateway to Everest region. In Lukla, your porter guide (only if you booked one from the beginning) will be waiting for your arrival. After landing we will have our breakfast/lunch and then we will move our way to Phakding village. On the way to Phakding, you can see the beautiful Sherpa village and stoned wall agriculture farms.Phakding is limited in resources for the trekkers. We will reach Phakding after 3 hours of trekking. From Phakding you can have a clear view of Mt. Kusum Kangaru.

Day 02: Trek to Namche Bazaar [3,440 mt. / 11286FT] estimated walk 6 - 7 hours

Today we will we move towards Namche Bazaar, Namche Bazaar is a beautiful and most popular village in Everest region. Namche is considered as the main trading center around Everest region. Namche is a modern town filled with the standard of lodges to trekkers along with facilities like ATM’s, shops, markets, internet cafe and government offices. On the way to reach Namche we will be crossing Dudh Koshi river over famous Hillary bridge and other high suspension bridge and followed by Thado Khola en-route to Monjo. After crossing Monjo we will enter the gateway to Everest and UNESCO’s World Heritage site - Everest National park. While continuing our journey you will have your first sight of the world’s highest peak Mt. Everest [8848 M] and other beautiful mountain peaks like Mt. Amadablam, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Thameserku, Tawache etc. Finally, after an uphill trail, you will have your very first view of colorful place Namche Bazaar.

Day 03: Acclimatization and exploring day in Namche Bazaar

Today the full day is to take rest and acclimatize your body with the high altitudes. You can have the help of your guide to explore around Namche. Our suggestion will be to take a short visit to Everest View Point Hotel where you can enjoy the breathtaking scenery of mountains such as Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Thamserku, Kusum Kangaru & Amadablam. If you still have some energy left then you can go to local Sherpa museum where you can learn about their culture, traditions, and rituals.

Day 04: Trek to Dole [4100 mt. / 13,451FT] estimated walk 5 - 6 hours

After having a breakfast in Namche Bazaar, we will start our trek towards Dole. On the path, you will see the big giants view of snow capped mountains right in front of you face. The trail starts to become upwards stream. On the way, we will enter the beautiful forest filled with Rhododendron trees, Pine trees, beautiful water falls and a view of endangered animals of Himalaya region.

Day 05: Trek to Gokyo Lake [4,750 mt. / 15,583FT] estimated walk 6 - 7 hours

Today we begin our trek by climbing a ridge for an amazing view, then the path goes downwards to Kangtega and again up towards Cho Oyu. Then we will start the trail leading towards moraine of Ngozumpa Glacier on an uphill trail. Once we cross the bridge over a stream, the trail starts to level out and have the view of the first lake known as Longpongo. Moving on we will find a junction where we can see the footprints of Lama in old mud plastered stupa. At the time when we see the second lake Taboche Tsho, you will be mesmerized by the shimmer of a blue sheet of water sparkled by the sun. Gokyo stands by the third lake known as Dudh Pokhari and Mt. Cho Oyu. The time estimated to reach Gokyo is 6-7 hours. After reaching Gokyo you will have time to explore around Dudh Pokhari. We will spend our night in Gokyo.

Day 06: Hike to Gokyo RI [5,400 mt. / 17,716], acclimatization day in Gokyo, estimated walk 4 - 5 hours

To view the spectacular view of beautiful mountains like Mt. Everest, Cho – Oyu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Thamserku, Kangtega, Bancharo Peak, Gokyo Peak, Cholatse etc. we definitely need to make a hike to Gokyo RI. Gokyo RI is one of the excellent places to trek in the morning for a beautiful view. Once you get mesmerized by the beauty offered by Goyo RI we will head back to Gokyo for more rest and acclimatize your health with high altitude. Please let your guide know if you feel anything causing your body to perform unwell.

Day 07: Trek to Thaknak [4,750 mt. / 15,583FT] estimated walk 3 - 4 hours

In the morning we will have our breakfast and head towards Thaknak. We trek through the Ngazumpa Glacier to the mountain on the opposite side. Next, cross along the edge of that mountain and after that wind into Thaknak. It will be a short climb today with an evening of rest which will set us up for long climbing days and height pick up to come.

Day 08: Trek to Dzongla [4750 mt. / 15,583FT] via Chola Pass [5,350 mt. / 17,552FT] estimated walk 7 - 8 hours

Today will be the toughest day for us because the route is pretty much troublesome. The step from Cho La Pass is quite steep and the presence of glacier traverse on the eastern side makes it even more difficult. The path is full of Lama prayer flags. On the way, the path provides the beautiful view of mountains like Cholatse, Ama Dablam, Lobuche mountains along with the Pheriche Village far below. We need to cross through some crevasses to reach Dzongla. We will stop at Dzongla for the overnight stay.

Day 09: Trek to Gorakshep [5,130 mt. / 16,830FT], estimated walk 6 - 7 hours

Today we will start our walk towards Gorakshep after having our breakfast. To reach Gorakshep it takes around 6-7 hour of trekking. As we start to take uphill trails, the air starts to thin out and the altitude starts to rise. This may cause trouble in our path because many of the trekkers have been died because of altitude sickness. So please consult with your guide as soon as you feel something unwell in your body. We will be walking on the glaciers which can be slippery and can cause the end of your life. But don’t worry our expert guide will show you how to make way on those glaciers. We will spend our night in Gorakshep.

Day 10: Hike to Everest Base Camp [5,316 mt. / 17,440FT] and return back to Gorakshep, estimated walk 5 - 6 hours

We will start our beautiful hike to Everest Base Camp after having our breakfast. Along with the uphill trail, the altitude rises and can be troublesome for us. So please be careful on this journey. We will be walking on the moraine of Khumbu Glacier which is considered as one of the giant glaciers in the world. As we start moving up you can see the gravestones of climbers who couldn’t reach their destination. From this view, you can calculate yourself the level of danger and risk in this route. When we reach to the Everest mountain the glowing shine of sun in these snow will just melt your heart. For the top, you can have a clear view of mountains like Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Amadamlam & numbers of other small peaks. After enjoying our moment in Everest Base Camp we will follow the same trail we took to go up to reach Gorakshep.

Day 11: Hike to top of the Kalapatthar [5,545 mt. / 18,192FT] and trek to Pangboche [4,350 mt. / 14,271FT] 18-20 km, estimated walk 9 - 10 hours

The morning view from Kalapatthar is just amazing and breathtaking. You can have the mesmerizing view of the sun rising over the mountains of Khumbu region. The view you see from the top of Kalapatthar is just stunning. It can surely give you your lifetime experience. You will hear some people saying Mt. Everest as a shy mountain as it hides behind two other mountains and is very far to see. Once we fully enjoy the beauty of mountains from the top of Kalapatthar we will then move our way downwards. We will be taking a route to Pangboche via Pheriche. Our overnight stay will be in Pangboche where we prepare yourself for next day trip.

Day 12: Trek to Namche Bazar [3,440 mt. / 11286FT] 15 km, estimated walk 6 - 7 hours

To reach Namche Bazaar we will be following the same old route we took to go up. We will be crossing Dudh Koshi river multiple times over a high suspension bridge. The path starts to become flat and easy and also the altitude problem will start to decrease. We will stop in Namche for our lunch and then move towards Monju for the overnight stay.

Day 13: Trek to Lukla [2,850 mt. / 9,350FT] 20 km, estimated walk 4 - 5 hours

Today we head back to the same place where it all started - Lukla. To reach Lukla we will have to trek for 4-5 hours. Now, this path will not be difficult as it felt in the beginning. On the way to Lukla, you will have the same view of mountains as the very first and second day of your journey. Once you reach Lukla, your guide will make all the necessary arrangements and air ticket back to Kathmandu. You can now say goodbye to you porters and guides and show them gratitudes as you want.

Day 14: Flight back to Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel

We will catch an early morning flight to be back in Kathmandu. The flight experience will be same as you experienced before. After landing on Kathmandu airport you will be transferred back to your respective Hotel

 

US$ 1179/ per person

Cost Includes

  • Air Ticket of Kathmandu to Lukla and return from Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Includes all the domestic airfare taxes.
  • Trekking permits and documents necessary.
  • Full day meal plan consisting of 3 meals and 3 cups of hot drinks per day.
  • Fruits available as per the season will be provided after night meal.
  • Every accommodation cost during Trekking
  • Well trained English Speaking guide for trekking along with their salary and transportation costs, foods, accommodations, and insurance.
  • For groups over 6 people - assistant guide (includes salary, accommodation, meal and insurance)
  • Basic equipment for trekking such as down jacket, sleeping bag, duffel bag and Himalaya t-shirt ( Duffel Bag, Down jacket and Sleeping Bag must be returned after completing the trek)
  • First aid kit with the expert hand.
  • Expedition taxes, paper works, and company service charges for the trek.
  • A traditional welcome dinner in typical Nepali restaurant at the time of arrival.
  • Certificate of achievement can be prepared along with the signature of company director and your local guide (only if requested).

Cost Excludes

  1. Excludes overseas airfares such as visa fees ($ 25 for 15 days, $ 40 for 30 days and $ 100 for 90 days ),
  2. Porter to carry your Luggage ( If you need with extra cost, we provide 1 porter for two people)
  3. Travel, emergency rescue charge and insurance.
  4. Besides 3 meals and 3 cups of hot drinks per day extra cost of hot and cold drinking and beverages, telephone bills, laundry charges, shower fees are excluded.
  5. Wifi Charger, Battery charging bill during the trek are off the package.
  6. Activities not mentioned in itinerary and extra porter charge also.
  7. Hotel and any activities in Kathmandu 
  8. Extra costs caused by natural disaster, flight delay, early arrival etc.
  9. Extra incentives such as tips, gifts, gratuities for the guides or porters.
  10. Any benefits not mentioned in Service Includes Section unless indicated on booking of the trekking

Regarding personal equipment all trekkers need to bring with you a pair of well broken trek Boot, sleeping bag, down Jacket, pullovers, neck scarf, etc. for Evening/night/morning use, Sun Hat, casual warm clothing for day use, some pairs of good quality socks Apart from above please bring slippers, suntan lotions and personal medication.

Here is the list of recommended gears for trekking in Nepal. Depending on the trekking route, days, season etc. these gear list can be different. Please consider with us before starting your journey. Some of these items are not compulsory and optional. Some items are only recommended for high altitude treks.

Head:

Sun hat or scarf Light balaclava or warm fleece hat Sunglasses [real ones, with true UV protection]

Lower Body:

Under Garments, Comfortable hiking shorts, Lightweight cotton long pants, Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms, Fleece or wool pants [seasonal], Waterproof [preferably breathable fabric] shell pants

Feet:

Thin, lightweight inner socks Thick, Warm wool hiking socks, Hiking boots with spare laces, Sandals [flip-flops for use after a day trekking and to go to the bathroom & washroom], Gaiters [For high altitude trekking and crossing passes]

Upper Body:

T-shirts, Light and expedition weight thermal tops, Fleece jacket or pullover Gloves [warmth], Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket [optional], Waterproof [preferably breathable fabric] shell jacket, Down vest and/or jacket *

Accessories:

One microfiber towel [most guesthouses on the trek do not give towels; quick-dry], Sleeping bag rated to zero degree centigrade,* DSLR / Digital camera with spare battries, Headlamp [e.g. Petzl Zoom] with spare bulbs and batteries, Trekking bag with rain cover / Duffel bag,* Comfortable daypack, Trekking Poles, Water bottle / came bags, Ear Plug [rooms are divided by thin woods so better to avoid noise from other rooms]

Toiletries:

Multipurpose soap [preferably biodegradable], Deodorants, Nail clippers, Sun block / face and body moisturizer, Tooth brush / toothpaste [preferably biodegradable], Feminine hygiene products, Small mirror

Personal Hygiene:

Wet wipes [baby wipes], Tissue / toilet rolls, Anti-bacterial hands wash, Water purifier [Better than using mineral water to keep the mountain clean]

Extras / Luxuries:

Adaptors [Nepal two prong, 220 volt plug; or just an international, universal adaptor], Multi tool [Swiss Army Knife, Leatherman tool], Personal snacks [candy bars & cookies can also be bought in Kathmandu, Pokhara or at every guesthouse], Sewing Kit [Sometime it’s very useful], Superglue, Books for reading on free time, Cell / mobile phone, Trail Map / Guide book,* Ipod / Walkman / Mp3 Player / Mp4 Player, Pens / Pencils and small notebooks, Games i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards

Why choose us

  • Family Holidays
  • Experienced guide & porters 
  • Over 20 Years Experience
  • Personal care & best customer service
  • All guaranteed departures
  • 24/7 Support & no hidden cost 
  • Over 100 Holidays packages
  • Competitive price
  • Private tour depart everyday of the year

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