Everest Cho – la Pass Gokyo / E.B.C. Trek
Everest chola pass gokyo trekking offers you panoramic mountain views from every destination. Following the famous “Everest Trail,” we trek to the prosperous village of Namche Bazaar and onwards, alongside the torrential Imtse Khola, to the high valley below Everest.
Everest chola pass gokyo trekking offers you panoramic mountain views from every destination. Following the famous “Everest Trail,” we trek to the prosperous village of Namche Bazaar and onwards, alongside the torrential Imtse Khola, to the high valley below Everest. During the course of this excellent and relatively easy-paced trek, we visit many delightful Sherpa villages, including the stunningly located Thyangboche with its impressive backdrop of Everest and Ama Dablam. we trek over the Chola pass onwards to Gokyo, where we rest for some side treks including a climb of Gokyo Ri for some fantastic views. A further three days are spent descending to Lukla for our flight to Kathmandu. A memorable flight from Kathmandu to the airstrip at Lukla takes us into an alpine world where the air is crystal clear and colorful prayer flags flutter from the rooftops.
Arrive in Kathmandu airport. You'll be met at the airport by our representative and transfer to hotel.
You will be taken on guided city tour to see the interesting sites of the valley. Evening trip introduction and introduction.
Katmandu-Lukla-Phakding: 35 min flight; 4 hours trek
Transfer to Airport and fly to Lukla 2,800m by small twin otter 35 mins. Start trekking passing some of the beautiful Sherpa villages aside the Dudhkosi River until Phakding 2,652m is reached.
Phakding-Namche Bazaar 3,440m. 5 hours trek
The trail follows the Dudhkoshi River passing the villages and crossing few Hilary’s Suspension Bridge then the trail further climbs from here to Namche Bazaar.
A day is spent here for hiking around to acclimatise. Namche Bazaar is the main centre in the Khumbu region and has shops, restaurants, a bakery, hotel with hot showers and electric power.
Namche Bazaar- Dole 4,090m.6 hours trek
A short climbs to the top the village then walk through the forest of birch and junipers and beautiful views of Ama Dablam on the right. After Mungla the trail first descends to Phortse Thanga and ascends further to the village of Dole.
Dole –Machhermo 4,460m. 5 hours trek
The trail climbs all the way to Luza through scrub junipers long side of the valley high above the river and then crosses the sandy slopes until reaching the village of Machhermo where it is believed that a Yeti killed several yaks and attacked Sherpa women earlier.
Machhermo - Gokyo Lake 4,750m. 5 hours trek
The trail climbs up to the moraine following small stream which comes to a small lake then to the Fangka settlement. From here the trail climbs to the Ngozumpa glaciers then reach to the second lake and finally up to the isolated Gokyo Lake through the jumble of rocks and boulder.
Climb Gokyo RI 5357m.3 hours trek
Early morning climb to Gokyo Ri for the tremendous mountain views around Gokyo including Cho Oyo, Gyachung Kang, Mt Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholatse and Tawachee etc
Gokyo - Thangna 4640m 5 hour trek
The trail along the lake crossing the Ngojumba glacier then Thangna a tiny village with few lodge facilities.
Thangna - Dzongla 4,850m. 6 hours trek
Walk across the moraine then it is a steep ascent to the top of the snow covered Cho-la 5,420m which provides excellent panoramic views of the surrounding mountains of Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Mt Everest. After the pass, the trail descends steeply towards the Dzongkha passing through some pine forests.
Dzongla- Lubuche 4,930m. 4 hours trek
The trail gradually climbs up to the top providing an imressive view of Cho Yu then the trails goes in the Sherpa settlement of Lubuches beside a small stream.
Lubuche-Gorak Shep 5,160m 4 hours trek
A gentle climbs all the way and a short descent to the last village Gorak Shep with few tea-houses facilities. Climb to Kala Pattar 5,545m which offers the best views of Mt. Everest, Pumori and Ama Dablam.
Everest Base Camp excursion and trek back to Lubuche 7 hours trek
Walk into the Everest Base Camp 5,357m through rocky and glacial trails where climbers gather for summiting Everest then trek back to Lobuje.
Lubuche - Tengboche 3870m. 8 hours trek
The trail gradually descends through scrub junipers, Mani stones, rhododendron forests and beautiful Sherpa villages to Pangboche then further down to the suspension bridge. From here it is a gentle climb up hill to Tengboche through rhododendron and alpine meadows.
Tengboche - Namche Bazaar 5 hours trek
The trail descends to Phunki Tenga then Climb up gradually through a forest to Khumjung from where a long flat ridge come to reach Namche Bazaar.
Namche Bazaar - Lukla: 7 hours trek
Trek back to Lukla along the same trail and celebrate a successful completion of the trek.
Morning fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel. The rest of day is at leisure to rest, souvenir shopping or explore any sights you want to see and evening enjoy Farwell dinner hosted by the company.
Free day in Kathmandu
Departure to Airport
If you have time and are interested for other adventure like white water rating, wild life safari or any other activities can extend your holiday or transfer to airport and fly back to sweet home.
Check-list of personal equipment:
– Good standard trekking boots
– Camping shoes/thongs
– Down Jacket
– Trekking trousers
– Shorts (both casual and for treks)
– Swim wear
– Sun Hat
– Woollen Hat
– Nylon Windbreaker
– Strong Rucksack
– Sleeping Bag
– Water Bottle
– Torch/headlamp (with spare batteries)
– Toilet paper
– Sun block
– Travel Towel
– Medication (cough medicine, throat soothers, water purification tablets)
– Camera & lenses
– Memory cards
– GPS Tracking Units may be helpful
– Book/music player/pack of cards
– A plastic bag for waste
– Energy/snack bars
The following equipment are needed during the Climbing period: –
(Warm Down Jackets, Sleeping Bags, Warm Trousers, Koflach Shoes, Trekking Shoes and Sandals, Perfectly fitting Crampons, Gaiters, Ice Axe, Jumar, Ice Screw, Rock, Picton, Snow Bar, 2 locking Carabiners, Gloves, Sun Glasses, Head Light, Helmet, Rope, Stove, Harness, Figure -8, Gore – Tex Jackets)
- Airport pick up service/ Airport drop off service/Hotel pick up service/ hotel drop off service by a private vehicle.
- 4 Night Standard twin sharing hotel in Kathmandu, (breakfast included)
- Entry permits and fees for all temples, parks, monasteries, and cultural and historical sites.
- Lukla Flight Ticket
- License holder English speaking tour guide and Trekking Guide also 1 porter each 2 tourist. maximum 24 kg.
- Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, and medicine for guide and porter.
- Sightseeing in a private vehicle in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- All government taxes, VAT, Tourist Service charges and official expenses.
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
- Travel insurance, which covers emergency rescue and evacuation. (See Secure Insurance Page)
- International airfare and airport departure tax.
- Nepal Entry Visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying USD 25 or
equivalent Nepalese currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying USD 40 and USD 100
- respectively. Please bring 1 passport size photo).
- Tips for staff(Tipping is expected).
- Any other expense, which is not mentioned in ‘Price Includes’ section.
Travel Insurance: –
Travel Insurance is mandatory for all clients who choose to trek or climb with us. The insurance should cover you in case of emergencies like accidents, altitude sickness and ambulance and helicopter rescue charges if required. Please carry a copy of your insurance papers while travelling in Nepal and do send us a copy as well. This will help us in making all the necessary arrangements in case of any sort of emergencies.