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lOCATION Everest region
Duration 17 Days
TRIP TYPE treking
TRANSPORTATION Fly and drive
Difficulty Level Moderate
ARRIVAL ON kathmandu
DEPARTURE FROM Kathmandu
Maximum Altitude: 5000 m to 5500 m
GROUP SIZE +1 Pax
MEAL Full board service
ACCOMMODATION Lodge
TRIP CODE 2024y

Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lake and Cho La Pass

 

ย This meticulously designed itinerary outlines the Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lake and Cho La Pass, an exhilarating and challenging adventure that combines two popular trekking routes in the Everest region of Nepal. This trek offers stunning views of some of the world’s highest peaks, including Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu, as well as the opportunity to explore remote villages and pristine glacial lakes. Catering specifically to seasoned and physically adept trekkers seeking an unparalleled challenge amidst the awe-inspiring grandeur of the Everest Region, this route promises an unforgettable journey through breathtaking landscapes.

 

Trek to Namche Bazaar:

The expedition commences with a scenic fixed-wing aircraft transfer from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,846 meters), a gateway village nestled within the Solu Khumbu district.

Following a controlled descent to Phakding (2,610 meters), a charming village situated on the banks of the Dudh Koshi River, the gradual ascent commences.

Traverse through enchanting forests teeming with rhododendrons and pine, passing established trading centers like Namche Bazaar (3,440 meters). This bustling Sherpa town serves as a crucial acclimatization stop for trekkers due to the increasing altitude.

 

Diversion to the Gokyo Valley:

The itinerary strategically deviates from the traditional Everest Base Camp route, leading you toward the captivating Gokyo Valley. Nestled amidst towering Himalayan giants, this pristine valley boasts a series of breathtaking turquoise glacial lakes. The crown jewel of this region is the emerald Gokyo Lake, its mirror-like surface reflecting the majestic form of Cho Oyu, the world’s sixth-highest mountain. Prepare to be captivated by the serene beauty of this unparalleled landscape.

 

Conquering the Chola Pass:

Brace yourself for the physically demanding yet rewarding traverse of the Chola Pass (5,420 meters). This section necessitates meticulous navigation and a high level of physical fitness. However, the unparalleled panoramic vistas of Ama Dablam, Everest, Lhotse, and a multitude of other Himalayan giants serve as a magnificent reward for your efforts.

 

Reaching Everest Base Camp:

Descending from the challenging pass, you’ll seamlessly connect with the main Everest Base Camp trail. The expedition progresses through the legendary Khumbu Glacier, a sight to behold in its own right. En route, you’ll pass through the quaint Sherpa village of Lobuche (4,910 meters), a popular stop for acclimatization purposes.

The final leg culminates at the iconic Everest Base Camp (5,364 meters). Standing at the foot of Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak, witness the awe-inspiring Khumbu Icefall and the surrounding mountains in all their grandeur. This pinnacle achievement offers a profound sense of accomplishment and serves as a testament to your physical and mental resilience.

 

Descent and Return:

Following your time at Everest Base Camp, retrace your steps, descending through established villages like Dingboche and Tengboche before reaching Namche Bazaar once again. Finally, you’ll arrive back in Lukla for your return flight to Kathmandu, forever marked by the memories of this remarkable journey.

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What are the benefits of the Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lake and Cho La Pass?

The Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lake and Cho La Pass offers several benefits compared to the standard Everest Base Camp trek. Here are some of them:

 

Scenic Diversity: This route provides trekkers with a diverse range of landscapes, including lush forests, tranquil lakes, and rugged mountain passes. The Gokyo Lakes region offers stunning turquoise lakes surrounded by snow-capped peaks, providing a unique and picturesque backdrop for the trek.

Less Crowded: While the standard Everest Base Camp route can get quite crowded during the peak trekking seasons, the Gokyo Lake and Cho La Pass routes tend to be less busy. Trekkers can enjoy a more peaceful and serene trekking experience, with fewer crowds on the trails and at the teahouses along the route.

Additional Challenge: Crossing the Cho La Pass adds an extra challenge to the trek, making it suitable for more experienced and physically fit trekkers. The pass involves steep ascents and descents, as well as navigating through icy terrain, providing an adrenaline-pumping adventure for those seeking a more demanding trekking experience.

Unique Perspectives: The route via Gokyo Lake and Cho La Pass offers trekkers unique perspectives of the Everest region, with panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu from different vantage points along the trail. Trekkers also can explore remote Sherpa villages and interact with local communities, gaining insight into the culture and way of life in the region.

Flexibility: This route allows for flexibility in itinerary planning, with options to customize the trek according to individual preferences and interests. Trekkers can choose to spend additional time exploring the Gokyo Lakes region or include side trips to nearby peaks such as Gokyo Ri for even more spectacular views.

 

ย when is the best season to go Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lake and Chola Pass?

The best season to trek to Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lake and Chola Pass is generally during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons.

During spring, you’ll encounter mild temperatures, clear skies, and blossoming rhododendron forests, making it a picturesque time for the trek. In autumn, the skies are typically clear, the weather is stable, and the views are stunning with the surrounding mountains. These seasons offer the best visibility and weather conditions, making the trekking experience more enjoyable and safer.

 

Duration:

 

The typical duration for the Gokyo Lakes, Cho La Pass, and Everest Base Camp trek is around 17-18 days. This includes trekking days, and acclimatization days, and allows for a gradual ascent to minimize the risk of altitude sickness. The duration can vary depending on the specific itinerary and the pace of the trekker.

Distance:

The total distance covered during the Gokyo Lakes, Cho La Pass, and Everest Base Camp trek is approximately 120-140 kilometers (75-87 miles). The exact distance can vary depending on the route taken, any side trips or detours included, and the approach to each destination.

Walking Hours:

On average, you can expect to walk 5-7 hours dailyย during the trek. The walking hours can vary depending on the terrain, altitude gain, weather conditions, and the fitness level of the trekker. Some days may involve shorter walks, while others may require longer hours of trekking. Additionally, crossing the Cho La Pass will require additional time and effort.

Difficulty:

The Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake Trek via Chola Pass is considered a strenuous and challenging trek. It requires a high level of fitness, prior trekking experience, and the ability to endure long hours of walking in varied terrains. The trek involves steep ascents and descents, rocky trails, and crossing high-altitude passes like the Chola Pass (5,420 meters/17,782 feet). Altitude sickness is a concern, so proper acclimatization and gradual ascent are crucial.

 

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Contact We Adventure 14 Summit today. Our team will discuss your preferences, answer your questions, and craft a personalized itinerary for your Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes and Cho La Pass. Let us guide you toward breathtaking panoramas, unique cultural experiences, and memories that will resonate for a lifetime.

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Itinerary

Visa Acquisition:ย Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, head to the immigration office to obtain your Nepal entry visa. Please ensure you have completed any necessary visa formalities before your trip.

Welcome and Logistics:ย Our representatives will be waiting for you outside the terminal hall, ready to whisk you away to your hotel. Theyโ€™ll also provide a briefing about your itinerary for the next day and collect any documents required by our office.

ACCOMODATION 3 Star
MAX ALTITUDE 1,350 m/4450 ft
MEALS B/B

Morning:ย Complete expedition formalities including permit acquisition, document review, and logistical arrangements.

Afternoon:ย Conduct a gear check to ensure all climbers have appropriate equipment. Followed by a comprehensive briefing covering the expedition itinerary, stage durations, lodging details, base camp facilities, and other relevant aspects of the climb.

ACCOMODATION 3 Star
MAX ALTITUDE 1,350 m/4450 ft
MEALS B/B

Early Morning Departure:ย The day commences with an exhilarating flight to Lukla (3,860 m/12,667 ft), the gateway to the Everest Base Camp trek.

Khumbu Entry Permit Processing:ย Upon arrival in Lukla, our team will efficiently facilitate the acquisition of the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Entry Permit, ensuring seamless entry into the Khumbu region. This permit directly contributes to the sustainable development of the local communities.

Breakfast and Porter Luggage Transfer:ย After a nourishing breakfast at a local lodge, our guides will assist with transferring your luggage to the porters for efficient transportation

ACCOMODATION Lodge
MAX ALTITUDE 2,651 m/8696 ft
MEALS BLD

Coniferous Trail:ย The day commences with a trek through a scenic path enveloped by a fragrant coniferous forest, providing a refreshing introduction to the dayโ€™s adventure.

Benkar Valley Traverse:ย Weโ€™ll continue our northerly ascent traversing the majestic Benkar Valley, offering opportunities to observe the diverse flora and fauna of the region.

Dudh Koshi River Crossing:ย A strategically positioned bridge facilitates our passage over the formidable Dudh Koshi River. En route, weโ€™ll traverse the charming villages of Chumoa and Monjo.

Everest National Park Entry:ย Reaching the designated entrance of Everest National Park signifies a significant milestone on our expedition. This serves as a timely reminder of the immense importance of conservation efforts in this remarkable ecological zone.

Jorsale and River Confluence:ย Following an exhilarating suspension bridge crossing, our path continues alongside the confluence of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers, allowing us to appreciate the vibrant scenery near Jorsale village.

Ascent to Namche Bazaar:ย The final leg of the trek involves a more pronounced ascent, culminating in our arrival at Namche Bazaar. This impressive town, often referred to as the โ€œGateway to Everest,โ€ serves as our base for acclimatization over the following days.

ACCOMODATION Lodge
MAX ALTITUDE 3,440 m/11286 ft
MEALS BLD

Namche Bazaar Exploration:ย Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Namche Bazaar, often dubbed the โ€œGateway to Everest.โ€ Explore the bustling shops, peruse local handicrafts, and soak up the unique culture of the Khumbu region.

Sunrise Spectacle at Everest View Hotel (Optional):ย For the early risers, an optional hike to the Everest View Hotel offers a breathtaking panorama of the Himalayas bathed in the golden hues of sunrise. Witness the majestic peaks of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kongde emerge from the darkness in an awe-inspiring display.

Khumjung Village Day Hike (Optional):ย Feeling adventurous? Embark on a day hike to the charming village of Khumjung. This picturesque settlement offers stunning mountain views and a glimpse into the traditional Sherpa way of life.

Hillary School and Monastery Visit:ย Pay your respects at the renowned Hillary School, established by Sir Edmund Hillary to empower the local community. You can also visit a nearby monastery, rumored to house a fascinating artifact โ€“ a yeti scalp (though its authenticity remains a topic of debate).

ACCOMODATION Lodge
MAX ALTITUDE 3,440 m/11286 ft
MEALS BLD

toward the dole: The morning commences with a challenging ascent to Kyangjuma Village. Upon reaching Mong La Pass (3870m/12697ft), trekkers will be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic vistas of the surrounding Himalayan landscape. Keep an eye out for indigenous fauna like pheasants, mountain goats, and mule deer.

Lush forest: The remainder of the day’s trek traverses through picturesque alpine forests, alongside cascading waterfalls, and over charming wooden bridges, culminating in Dole, your overnight stay.

ACCOMODATION Lodge
MAX ALTITUDE 4035 m/13238 ft
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Upward Journey to Machermo: The path continues its upward trajectory as you progress towards Lhabarma. En route, you may encounter seasonal settlements, all while being mesmerized by the grandeur of Cho Oyu (8201m/26906ft), Kantega (6782m/22247ft), and Thamserku (6726m/22067ft).

Dudh Koshi River: The thundering Dudh Koshi River provides a constant soundtrack as you ascend to Machherma, a village steeped in legend as the supposed first sighting location of the yeti. This will be your resting point for the night.

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MAX ALTITUDE 4470 m/14665 ft
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Gradually Climb to Gokyo: Today’s route winds past sacred chortens before reaching Pangka. Please be aware of the somber history associated with this location, the site of a past avalanche incident.

Witnessing the Ngozumba Glacier Wonder:ย  Following a descent to the riverbank, you’ll then embark on another climb towards the terminal moraine of the Ngozumba Glacier.

encounter the first lake: The first glacial lake you’ll encounter is Longpono (4690m/15387ft), followed by the visually arresting Taboche Tsho (4590m/15056ft). A short distance further, you’ll arrive at Dudh Pokhari (also known as Gokyo Lake), with the majestic Cho Oyu serving as a dramatic backdrop.

ACCOMODATION Lodge
MAX ALTITUDE 4780 m/15682 ft
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Hike to Gokyo Lake: An optional pre-dawn ascent of Gokyo Ri (5360m/17585ft) is available today. This strenuous climb takes roughly 3-4 hours, but the unparalleled panoramic vista encompassing Everest (8848m/29029ft), Pumori (7161m/23494ft), Makalu (8463m/27766ft), Lhotse (8516m/27939ft), and other Himalayan giants is a sight to behold.

Descent to Gokyo Lake:ย  Descending back to Gokyo, you’ll then proceed to Thaknak, enjoying the picturesque Gokyo Lake throughout the journey.

ACCOMODATION Lodge
MAX ALTITUDE 4500 m/14763 ft
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Crossing the Chola Pass: Prepare for another demanding day as you tackle the Cho La Pass (5420m/17782ft). This route features a steep ascent and traverses a section of the eastern Ngozumpa Glacier, making for potentially slippery conditions due to scree and ice.

Challenging and awe-inspiring panoramas: ย The physical exertion is undeniably compensated by the awe-inspiring panoramas, showcasing Ama Dablam (6812m/22349ft) to the south and Cholatse (6440m/21130ft) to the west.

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MAX ALTITUDE 4710 m/15452 ft
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Toward Lobuche: Finally, a day of relative ease! You’ll descend from Dzongla, cross a suspension bridge over the Khumbu Glacier, and meander along grassy paths boasting captivating vistas of Lobuche, your destination for the night. This will allow ample opportunity to appreciate the surrounding beauty.

 

 

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MAX ALTITUDE 4900 m/16076 ft
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Glacier Hike to Gorak Shep:ย The trail to Gorak Shep is not overly challenging, but it does involve traversing a glacier path. This means youโ€™ll encounter uneven terrain and potentially loose gravel, so sturdy hiking boots are essential.

Witnessing the Khumbu Glacierโ€™s Wonders:ย As you ascend towards Gorak Shep, keep an eye out for the fascinating meltwater patterns on the Khumbu Glacier. You might also spot the unique, gently rounded ice towers that grace the upper reaches of the glacier, a testament to the power of nature.

Everest Base Camp โ€“ Awe-Inspiring Surroundings:ย Reaching Everest Base Camp is a highlight for many trekkers. Here, youโ€™ll be surrounded by the majestic peaks of Nuptse, Khumbuste, and Pumori. Take a moment to soak in the breathtaking panorama and the sheer scale of the worldโ€™s tallest mountain.

Overnight at Gorak Shep:ย After basking in the beauty of Everest Base Camp, youโ€™ll retrace your steps and return to Gorak Shep, where youโ€™ll spend the night. This high-altitude settlement offers a unique opportunity to experience the tranquility of the Himalayas.

ACCOMODATION Lodge
MAX ALTITUDE 5364 m/17598 ft

Kala Patthar:ย Start early for ideal conditions on Kala Pattharโ€™s (5,545m) climb. The steeper trail is manageable, allowing a steady pace as you ascend. Witness the dramatic landscape shift, revealing Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse, and finally, the crown jewel โ€“ Everest. Savor your summit triumph with breathtaking 360ยฐ views. Capture unforgettable memories of this incredible feat.

Descent to Gorak Shep: The descent back to Gorak Shep (5,164 meters/16,942 ft) is comparatively less demanding, offering a welcome respite from the steeper climb. Enjoy a well-deserved lunch at Gorak Shep to replenish your energy for the next leg of the trek.

Trek to Pheruste:ย Descend toย Pherusteย (4,900m) in the afternoon, your reward for conquering Kala Patthar. This scenic trek offers a gentler pace and lets your muscles recover. Relax in comfortable accommodation with breathtaking views โ€“ a perfect end to a challenging day.

ACCOMODATION Lodge
MAX ALTITUDE 5,545 m/18192 ft
MEALS BLD

Descent from pheruche:ย Start your descent from pheruche, immersing yourself in the morning calmness and stunning vistas, trekking through peaceful forests and gradual inclines toward Deboche, pausing intermittently to appreciate the surrounding scenery and capturing lasting memories.

Tranquil Trails:ย Continue your trek, descending deeper into verdant foliage and picturesque paths, passing by the charming village of Pangboche, celebrated for its cultural heritage and typical architectural style, before making your way down to Phunki Thenga, a perfect spot to rest and replenish with a quick snack or refreshing beverages.

At to dayโ€™s destination:ย Resume your downward journey from Phunki Thenga, tracing the meandering path along the Dudh Koshi River, navigating suspension bridges and rocky terrain as you draw nearer to Namche Bazaar, where youโ€™ll arrive by late afternoon, affording you plenty of time to delve into the lively market scene and relax at your lodging.

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ACCOMODATION Lodge
MAX ALTITUDE 3,440 m/11286 ft
MEALS BLD

Downward Journey:ย The trail unfolds primarily as a downhill trek, offering a welcome change in pace after the challenging ascents of the past days. Let your legs relax and savor the scenic beauty of the Khumbu Valley.

Following the Dudh Koshi:ย Our path follows alongside the Dudh Koshi River, a constant companion throughout our journey. The turquoise waters and the dramatic surrounding landscape create a picturesque backdrop for our final leg.

Bridging the Way:ย The route incorporates several suspension bridges, offering thrilling crossings and stunning panoramas of the valley below.

Monasteries and Villages:ย Keep an eye out for the charming monasteries and villages dotting the landscape. These cultural gems provide a glimpse into the unique way of life of the Khumbu people.

Reaching Lukla:ย Finally, after a memorable trek, weโ€™ll arrive back in Lukla, the bustling gateway town. This signifies the official conclusion of our adventure in the Himalayas.

ACCOMODATION Lodge
MAX ALTITUDE (2,860 m/9383 ft)
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Early Bird Flight:ย Catch an early morning flight from Lukla, bidding farewell to the breathtaking mountain scenery for now. The scenic 35-minute flight offers a final glimpse of the majestic Himalayas from a different perspective.

Kathmandu Calling:ย Upon arrival in Kathmandu, a wave of familiar sights and sounds will greet you. Take a moment to appreciate the return to civilization and the comfort of a bustling city.

Rest:ย After a long and demanding trek, prioritize rest. Recharge your batteries and allow your body to recover from the physical challenges of the past few weeks.

Souvenir Shopping Delights:ย If youโ€™re feeling rejuvenated, Kathmandu offers a treasure trove of souvenir shopping options. Find unique handcrafted items, traditional clothing, and local artwork to commemorate your adventure. Your guides will be happy to assist you in navigating the vibrant markets.

Sightseeing Adventures:ย For those eager to explore further, Kathmandu boasts a rich cultural heritage and historical landmarks. Your knowledgeable guides can recommend sightseeing options based on your interests, allowing you to delve deeper into the heart of Nepal.

ACCOMODATION Lodge
MAX ALTITUDE 1350 m/4429 ft
MEALS BLD

Fond Farewells:ย Bid farewell to your fellow adventurers and guides who shared this incredible experience with you. Exchange contact information and promise to reminisce about the challenges overcome and the breathtaking beauty witnessed.

Airport Transfer:ย Allow ample time for your transfer to Kathmandu airport. The estimated journey takes approximately 3 hours, ensuring a smooth and stress-free transition to your departing flight.

One Last Look:ย As you leave Kathmandu, take a final glance at the city that served as your gateway to the Himalayas. Let the experiences of the past weeks linger in your mind, carrying with you a newfound appreciation for Nepali culture and the awe-inspiring power of nature.

This may be the end of your official itinerary, but the memories and the spirit of adventure youโ€™ve cultivated on this trip will undoubtedly stay with you forever. Safe travels and bon voyage!

Cost Include

  • Hotel in Kathmandu: 2 nights 3/4-star hotel in Kathmandu with bed & breakfast
  • Dinner in Kathmandu: One Welcome Dinner in a tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu with Officeโ€™s Staff.
  • Entrance fee: Sagarmatha national park entry fee, khumbu pasang lhamu Rural municipality
  • Transportation service: All ground transportation as per the itinerary by private vehicles in Kathmandu
  • Domestic Flight and All land transportation as per itinerary
  • High altitude guide: highly experienced High Altitude guide and porters
  • First AID: First aid medical kits for the group and the staff, taking care of your climbing and health safety.
  • Staff insurance: guide, and porter Medical insurance, helicopter evacuation insurance, and treatment insurance.
  • Emergency oxygen: Emergency oxygen, mask, and regulator are provided to guests and expedition staff requirements
  • Accommodation: accommodation (twin sharing basis) during the trek
  • Meal in Trek: 3 meals a day (BLD; including tea and coffee) Fresh vegetable Clean, nutritious, and fresh
  • Weather forecast: Weather forecast report as necessary and Continuous monitoring and update for during the entire trek.
  • Communication: Satellite phones, walkie-talkies (radio set) with the expedition team leader, and your Climbing Sherpa guide. Satellite phones are available for members at the cost of US$ 3 per minute call.
  • Allowances and wages for guide, porters Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation
  • Adventure fourteen summit T-shirt, cap, water bottle and Duffle Bag for Trekking.

Cost Exclude

  • International airfare: International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu)
  • Visa fee: A Nepalese visa costs $ 50 for 30 days and $ 125 for 90 days.
  • Meal in Kathmandu: Lunch and dinner will not be provided during your stay in Kathmandu (or if you return from your trek earlier than planned).
  • Extra accommodation in Kathmandu: Extra-night accommodations in Kathmandu In the event of an early arrival or late departure, or an earlier return from trekking (for whatever reason),
  • Insurance: Travel and high-altitude insurance, accident, Helicopter medical & emergency evacuation. *Mandatory
  • Rescue evacuation: If necessary, medical insurance and emergency rescue and evacuation costs will be incurred
  • Medical kit: Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking Gear, and Equipment
  • Personal Expenses Telephone, Internet, battery recharge, shower, laundry, and any alcoholic beverages (beer, coke, mineral water.
  • During the trek: Soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and other items used to keep yourself clean.
  • Generator: Generator for backup lighting power and charge electronic tools and charge the battery.
  • Solar panels: Solar systems for lights alternative for lighting, battery, and mobile charging at the lodge
  • Tips: Calculate some tips for guides, porters & base camp staff
  • FILMING: Special Filming, Camera, and Drone permit fee
  • Extra: Any other services or activities that are not mentioned in the itinerary. Any other item not listed in the โ€œCost Includesโ€ Section.

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Frequently Asking Question of Everest Base Camp | Gokyo lake via Chola pass

Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport upon my arrival?

Yes, our airport representative will be there to receive you at the airport. Office staff will be showing the adventure 14 summit signboard. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel.

What essential documents do I need to bring with me?

Please bring a copy of your travel insurance, a copy of your passport, and three photos (passport size) with you for your trip to Nepal. You would need photos for permits

Can I obtain a visa for Nepal upon arrival at the airport?

Yes, you can easily obtain a visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.

What is Everest Base Camp?

Everest Base Camp (EBC) is the starting point for climbers attempting to summit Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world. Located in Nepal, it is a popular trekking destination for adventure enthusiasts who want to experience the beauty of the Himalayas and get a glimpse of the climbers' preparations.

What is Gokyo Lake?

Gokyo Lake is a series of six glacial lakes located in the Gokyo Valley of the Sagarmatha National Park in Nepal. The lakes are renowned for their stunning turquoise color and panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks. The Gokyo Lake trek is a popular alternative route to Everest Base Camp and offers breathtaking landscapes and a quieter trekking experience.

What is the Chola Pass?

Gokyo Lake is a series of six glacial lakes located in the Gokyo Valley of the Sagarmatha National Park in Nepal. The lakes are renowned for their stunning turquoise color and panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks. The Gokyo Lake trek is a popular alternative route to Everest Base Camp and offers breathtaking landscapes and a quieter trekking experience.

How can I reach Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lake and Chola Pass?

To reach Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lake and Chola Pass, you would typically start your trek from Lukla, a small town with an airport in the Khumbu region of Nepal. From Lukla, you would follow the trail towards Namche Bazaar, a bustling Sherpa town and an acclimatization point. Continuing from Namche Bazaar, you would trek towards Gokyo Valley, passing through picturesque Sherpa villages, rhododendron forests, and ultimately reaching the stunning Gokyo Lakes. After enjoying the lakes, you would proceed towards the challenging Chola Pass, which involves steep ascents and descents. Once you cross the pass, the trail leads to the village of Dzongla, and then you join the traditional Everest Base Camp trail, eventually reaching Everest Base Camp itself.

How long does the Everest Base Camp trek via Gokyo Lake and Chola Pass take?

The duration of the Everest Base Camp trek via Gokyo Lake and Chola Pass can vary depending on your pace and itinerary. On average, it takes around 18 to 21 days for the complete trek. This duration includes acclimatization days, which are crucial for adjusting to the high altitude and reducing the risk of altitude sickness.

What is the best time to undertake the Everest Base Camp trek via Gokyo Lake and Chola Pass?

The best time to undertake this trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer stable weather, clear skies, and moderate temperatures, making the trek more enjoyable. However, be prepared for colder temperatures and the possibility of snow around the Chola Pass area.

What is the difficulty level of the Everest Base Camp trek via Gokyo Lake and Chola Pass?

The Everest Base Camp trek via Gokyo Lake and Chola Pass is considered a challenging trek, suitable for experienced trekkers with good physical fitness. The high altitude, steep ascents and descents, and the potential for adverse weather conditions make it physically demanding. Proper acclimatization and prior trekking experience are recommended

Do I need a permit for the Everest Base Camp trek via Gokyo Lake and Chola Pass?

Yes, you need permits to undertake the Everest Base Camp trek via Gokyo Lake and Chola Pass. The required permits include the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit and the TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) Card. These permits are obtainable in Kathmandu or at the entry points of the trekking route, and you may need to provide passport-sized photographs and necessary identification documents

Are there accommodation and food options available during the trek?

Yes, there are accommodation and food options available along the Everest Base Camp trek via Gokyo Lake and Chola Pass. The trail is dotted with teahouses and lodges that provide basic accommodation and meals. However, the availability and quality of facilities may vary as you ascend higher. It is advisable to carry some cash in Nepalese rupees for payments during the trek.

Are there accommodation and food options available during the trek?

Yes, there are accommodation and food options available along the Everest Base Camp trek via Gokyo Lake and Chola Pass. The trail is dotted with teahouses and lodges that provide basic accommodation and meals. However, the availability and quality of facilities may vary as you ascend higher. It is advisable to carry some cash in Nepalese rupees for payments during the trek.

What happens if I get sick or injured while doing trek?

We take every effort to ensure our trekkers' safety and well-being, but be confident that professional guides are experienced and knowledgeable in handling emergency situations. If required, your guide will use your travel insurance documents to request a rescue chopper and fly you to Kathmandu for medical treatment.

Is it necessary to hire a guide or porter for the trek?

Hiring a guide or porter for the Everest Base Camp trek via Gokyo Lake and Chola Pass is a personal choice. While it is not mandatory, having a guide can enhance your trekking experience by providing valuable insights, ensuring safety, and navigating the trail. A porter can assist with carrying your heavy backpack, allowing you to focus on enjoying the trek.

What happens if I have symptoms of altitude sickness on the trek?

Minor altitude sickness symptoms, such as a headache, are quite common, and you can continue walking. However, if you have any new symptoms, it is critical that you do not continue your climb to a higher elevation. We may usually plan for you to walk down to a lower elevation and wait a few days for the symptoms to improve before continuing on to the next level.

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๐—ช๐—˜'๐—— ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—ฉ๐—˜ ๐—ง๐—ข ๐—›๐—”๐—ฉ๐—˜ ๐—” ๐—–๐—›๐—”๐—ง

"๐—œ๐—ณ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚'๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฐ๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜…๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ, ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด, ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—น๐˜† ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜† ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ฐ, ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—น ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ธ ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜†๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ. ๐—œ'๐—บ ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐˜† ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฝ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜† ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐—œ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป!"

+๐Ÿต๐Ÿณ๐Ÿณ-๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿต๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿด๐Ÿต๐Ÿต | +๐Ÿต๐Ÿณ๐Ÿณ ๐Ÿต๐Ÿด๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿต๐Ÿฎ

WANT TO CUSTOMIZE YPUR OWN TRIP

PLANNING A TRIP ?

"๐—ช๐—ฒ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—บ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—น ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜๐˜€ ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ผ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ. ๐—™๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—น ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€๐˜‚๐—น๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐˜‚๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜…๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ!"

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