Gokyo Cholapass Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar Trek

Gokyo Cholapass Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar Trek

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Region
Everest Region
Best time to visit
Autumn/Spring season
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  • Transportation
    Flight
  • Difficulty
    Adventure
  • Accomodation
    Lodge
  • Altitude
    5,545m/18192ft
  • Duration
    19 Days
  • Activities
    Trekking

Overview

Gokyo – Cholapass – Everest Base Camp Trek is the most interesting trekking trail of the Everest region which Commences from Lukla and ends at the same place. Mt. Everest, locally Known as “Chomulungma”, is the highest mountain in the world. This Classic Everest trek through the Khumbu Valley offers stunning landscapes and breathtaking views of Himalayan giants including Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho – Oyu Mt. Ama Dablam, etc.

Getting Closer to colossal Everest, Kalapatthar (5,545m) is a breather offering the best view of  Everest and the fantastic glacial walk to the Everest Base Camp which lies at the foot of the Khumbu icefall makes the trek worthwhile.

Different sorts of flora and fauna, Picturesque views of the entire Khumbu Valley, ancient monasteries, the unique Sherpa culture, and the magnificent scenery of Gokyo Lake, Chola Pass, and Kalapatthar are the main interesting parts of this trek.

Gokyo – Chola -Everest Base Camp Trekking Highlight

  • Hike to Gokyo–Ri and Chola Pass
  • Hike to Kalapatthar and Everest Base Camp
  • Gorgeous views of the mountain range such as Mt. Everest, Mt. Cho–Oyu, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Thamserku, and many more.
  • Exploration of the Himalayan Sherpa Community.
  • Exploration of the different Buddhist Monasteries.

Best Time for Gokyo – Cholapass – Everest Base Camp Trekking

The Gokyo – Chola –  Everest Base Camp Trekking can be done all around the year. But it’s better to trek in the Autumn and Spring Seasons.

Autumn (September, October, November)

Autumn is the festive Season for Trekking for Trekkers from all around the world. The weather Conditions in the month of September, October, and November are mostly Suitable for trekking the Everest Base Camp.

Autumn is one of the Peak Seasons in Nepal for trekking. The temperature during this season is quite fine neither hot nor Cold. If you wish to trek the Everest Base camp in autumn, you can also explore some of the major festivals in Nepal which are observed in autumn.

Spring (March, April, May)

Spring is one of the best times of the year when beautiful flowers are blooming and new leaves start to grow. The whole environment becomes green which gives you fresh air and Pleases your eyes.

During Spring, Nepal looks even more beautiful in Nature. You will have Clearer scenic mountain views. The temperature and weather condition of the Everest Region is also favorable.

You may expect some light rainfall in late May. But, don’t worry, the view you get to explore the next morning is Splendid.

Gokyo – Cholapass -Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty

Gokyo – Chola -Everest Base Camp Trek is an adventurous trek of the Everest region

As you trek to a higher altitude, You might have some difficulty in breathing. The amount of Oxygen becomes thinner as you walk up to a higher altitude, so you may also face Acute Mountain Sickness.

The difficulty increases if you trek during the monsoon season. During the monsoon, there are heavy rainfalls which makes the trail muddy and Slippery. You need to be careful with your Steps. Therefore, it is best to avoid trekking there in the Monsoon if you are a beginner. If you are a well-experienced trekker, then you are sure to enjoy any season.

Similarly, during the winter, the Mount Everest area is precisely enclosed with snow. it may cause difficulty in walking and passing the trails.

Brief Itinerary:

Day 01: Airport – Hotel in Kathmandu (1,350m)
Day 02: Kathmandu (1,350m)
Day 03: Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding (2,623m)
Day 04: Phakding – Namche Bazaar (3,435m)
Day 05: Namche Bazaar (3,435m)
Day 06: Namche Bazaar – Phortse Thanga (3,680m)
Day 07: PhortseThanga – Machhermo (4,470m)
Day 08:  Machhermo – Gokyo(4,750)
Day 09: Gokyo (4,750m)
Day 10: Gokyo – Thangnak (4,358m)
Day 11:  Thangnak – Cholapass (5,364m) -Dzonghla(4,840m)
Day 12: Dzonghla – Lobuche (4,910m)
Day 13: Lobuche – Gorakshep(5,140m)
Day 14: Gorakshep –Pheriche (4,240m)
Day 15: Pheriche – Tyangboche (3,860m)
Day 16: Tyangboche – Namche Bazaar
Day 17: Namche Bazaar – Lukla
Day 18: Lukla – Kathmandu
Day 19: Kathmandu
Day 20: Hotel – Airport

Itinerary

Day 0101: Airport – Hotel in Kathmandu (1350m)

Once you arrive there at the airport you will be Picked up by our airport representative and transfer to the Hotel. After your refreshment, you Can Just walk around your Hotel.

Day 02Kathmandu(1350m)

After having breakfast, you begin your tour to the different Cultural heritage sites from Kathmandu Valley Such as; Bhaktapur, “Popularly Known as City of Devotees”, Pashupatinath, “The most Visited Hindu Pilgrimage Site from Nepal” and Bauddhanath, “The largest Stupa from Nepal”. And, in the evening you Just drive back to the Hotel and Stay Overnight

Day 03 Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding (2623m)

Here, you Just early drive to the airport for your Lukla flight and Continue trek to Phakding approx. 4 hrs

Day 04Phakding – Namche Bazaar (3435m)

Here, the trail continues to Chhumawa with the beautiful scenery of waterfalls along with the magnificent view of Thamserku Himal then crosses a long Suspension bridge and reaches Monju – Jorsalle. After your Lunch, you cross again the Dudhkoshi river and the trail ascends till Namche Bazaar approx. 7 hrs.

Day 05 Namche Bazaar (3435m)

Here, you Spend one more day for your acclimatization. Either, you can hike to Khunde – Khumjung or Just Visit to the museum, where you acquire detail knowledge of Sherpa People and their typical Culture and also the Flora and Fauna of this region.

Day 06Namche Bazaar – Phortse Thanga (3680m)

The trail slightly goes uphill in the beginning and turn to Phortse Thanga via Khumjung -Dudhkoshi Valley. The trail is Zigzag and along the trail some time you even See mountain goats, Himalayan Thar and Other endangered birds of Khumbu Valley and Overnight at Tea house.

Day 07 PhortseThanga – Machhermo (4470m)

The trail goes through the forest and offers the magnificent vista of Cho – Oyu (8201m) and other Snowy Peaks of Khumbu Valley and Overnight at Tea house.

Day 08Machhermo – Gokyo(4750)

The trail is Zigzag. The mountain vista seen from the Gokyo region is Captivating and you reach there and Stay Overnight in a Tea house with an amazing View of the Lake and the lovely Himalayas.

Day 09 Gokyo (4750m)

Here, you Spend one more day for acclimatization. You early Start to Climb to Gokyo – Ri(5350m); to See the Wonderful Sunrise  and it offers the Spectacular Panorama of Cho – Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu and Cholatse etc.

Day 10Gokyo – Thangnak (4358m)

Day 11Thangnak – Cholapass (5364m) -Dzonghla(4840m)

In the beginning,the trail gently climbs up then descends through the Pasture and arrives at the bottom of Chola Pass. From here, the route goes through a rocky trail and ascends up to Chola pass with the view of Gokyo valley along with snow covered mountains. As you Cross Chola, the trail descends till Dzonghla and Spend Overnight in a Tea house, approx. 8 hrs.

Day 12Dzonghla – Lobuche (4910m)

The trail goes through the Yak Pasture and it’s Completely flat till Lobuche which offers the magnificent views of Everest, Pumori etc. approx. 3 hrs.

Day 13Lobuche – Gorakshep(5140m)

Here, the trail is flat in the beginning and later it goes through rocky landslide  sometime you may feel exhausted due to its altitude. You go directly to Gorakshep and you Just Check in to the Lodge and after your Lunch hike to Everest Base Camp.

Day 14Gorakshep –Pheriche (4240m)

Here, you Climb early to Kalapatthar to observe the Sunrise over the Himalayas and after your hot breakfast, you trek down to Pheriche.

Day 15Pheriche – Tyangboche (3860m)

You constantly descend to Pangboche with the beautiful view of Mt. Amadablam, Lhotse etc. The route Crosses the Imja stream and Passes through dense forest of pine and finally, arrives at Tyangboche. By the evening, you visit the Tyangboche monastery which is an ancient monastery of Everest region.

Day 16Tyangboche – Namche Bazaar

The trail descends directly to Phunki Thanga, Crosses a long Suspension bridge and the trial gently ascends to Kyangjuma and finally, arrives at Namche Bazaar and Stay Overnight. Approx. 7 hrs.

Day 17 Namche Bazaar – Lukla

You descend to Dudhkoshi and Continue trek to Lukla

Day 18Lukla – Kathmandu

You Just Check in early to the airport for your return flight to Kathmandu with the magnificent views of Kongde Himal, Mt.Everest and the entire Langtang ranges.Once you arrive there at the airport transfer to the Hotel and Stay Overnight.

Day 19Kathmandu

Here, you do have day free. You can go for Shopping and Packing for your departure. In the evening, we will take you to the Nepali Chulo for farewell dinner with typical Cultural Programme.

Day 20Hotel – Airport

You will be Picked up very much on time and transfer to the airport for your final departure.

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Gokyo Cholapass Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar Trek

Route Map of Gokyo Cholapass EBC and Kalapathar Trek

Includes/Excludes

What's included?

  • Arrival and departure transportation
  • Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Kathmandu to Lukla/kathmandu flight tickets
  • All necessary paper work and permits (Everest National park and TIMS )
  • Trekking poles with company T-shirt
  • An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and local porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Guide and porter salaries, insurance, equipment, transport, food and accommodations
  • Foods (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) with tea or coffee during the trek
  • All accommodation during the trek

What's excluded?

  • Kathmandu city tour guide and entrance fees
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Deserts (cakes, bakes and pies)
  • Mineral Water
  • Boiled Water
  • Electronic device re- charge
  • Hot shower
  • Personal Expenses
  • Wi-fi
  • Travel Insurance and evacuations insurance
  • Tips for guide and porters

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Useful Info

Required equipments and useful tips for your Trekking/ Hiking Tours:

The Hiking /Trekking generally goes through the high Himalayan passes, it may covers with full of snow so, we advise you to accompany a porter to carry your necessary stuffs. The porter usually carries 18 kgs of your luggage.We also expect you to carry a regular backpack for your valuables and required goods.

We as a travel operator suggest you to bring the basic clothing and accessories to the trek and the remaining  you can just leave/store at Himalayan Abode Trekking or at your Hotel in Kathmandu for free. Here are the basic list of usual equipments regarding your Trekking/ Hiking duration.

  • Winter hat/ Insulating hat/ Wide-brimmed hat
  • Headlight with an extra supplement batteries
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglass with UV protection
  • Face/body wipes
  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight winter gloves
  • Sun hat or Scarf
  • Lightweight cotton pants
  • T-Shirt ( Lightweight wool)
  • Polypropylene underwear
  • Down jacket (available on hire in Kathmandu/ Pokhara)
  • Sweater
  • Hiking Boots
  • Thick wool socks (bring an extra pair of thick light socks)
  • Hiking Shirts/Long-Sleeved Shirt
  • Rain Jacket or Rain Coat
  • Fleece Jacket
  • Water sterilization tablets or liquids
  • Trekking/Hiking pole
  • Sleeping bag (-15 is recommended in high altitude trekking)
  • Towel
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant floss
  • Thermal Bottle
  • Biodegradable bar soap
  • First aid kit etc.

Reviews

A long established trekking company who have been in the trekking and tourism business a long time. They take good care of you from the time you arrive at in Kathmandu till when you leave.
Our trek to EBC was incredible and our guide Bhuban Phuyal was excellent with a very good knowledge of the area. Unfortunately I became I’ll towards the end of the trek but was still able to reach base camp with the patience and help of Bhuban.
On returning to Kathmandu I recuperated in a hotel for several days to get my health back. Each day I was there Nabin Prasai co owner of Himalayan Abode came to hotel to check on me.
I can highly recommend Nabin Prasai and Himalayan Abode for all your Nepal adventures.

Gary D Review fromGary D Gary D Australia

Everything was perfectly organized. Friendly people, wonderful hospitality and amazing experience. Highly recommended.

Kinga M Kinga M Hungary
Nov 2016 • Couples

We did a trek in 2013 to the Annapurna Base Camp through arrangements made by Himalayan Abode’s. It was a fantastic experience and we were very satisfied with their service. This year without a second thought we contacted Nabin (the managing director) again for our trek to Gokyo and EBC.

We were picked up at the airport by Nabin himself in a private vehicle. He booked a very comfortable hotel that provides 24-hour running hot shower. The trekking guide, Shahadev Thapa, was extremely professional and knew the trekking route like the back of his hand. While walking, Shahadev would carefully observe how we felt at different sections/altitudes, and set a comfortable pace. He also knew which room in which tea house was the warmest at night, or had the best view. We were very happy with the rooms he chose for us throughout the trek. We were initially perplexed by how heavy Shahadev’s backpack was, because he apparently did not have too much clothing/gear. Turned out he carried a huge bag of apples in the pack so that we could eat fruit everyday after dinner. We thought that was pretty sweet.

Overall I’d definitely use Himalayan Abode for future treks/travels to Nepal. Highly recommended!

favonius Taiwan

We had a private trekking and sightseeing tour, with fantastic local guides.:) Everything was adapted to our individual requests.

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