Everest Base Camp / Gokyo Cross Chola la
HIGHLIGHT OF THE TRIP: Flight to Lukla airfield - Explore Sherpa museum in Namche Bazar, Panoramic view from Syanbuche - Experience Sherpa culture in Khumjung village - Visit Tengboche Monastery - Grand mountain views from Kalapatar - Spectacular views of glacier from Everest Base camp - View the beautiful glacial lake view from Gokyo peak.
PLACE COVERS: Kathmandu /Lukla/Namche/Thyanbuche/Chhhukung valley/Kalapatar/Everest base camp/ Cho la pass/Gokyo Ri/ Dole.
BEST SEASON: February, March, April, May, June, September, October , November and early December.
TRIP GRADING: Everest base camp chola pass Gokyo trek is suitable for any walker looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. It does not require you to be super fit or have any previous trekking/mountaineering experience. If you are healthy and can walk 5 to 6 hours daily, you can do this trekking. However, daily jugging or walking exercise is useful before you depart. Our program always include rest days and build up gradually, in order to acclimatize to the altitude. On trek, you can go at your own pace, with plenty of stops for resting.
Fact of the Trek
Tour Destination: Kalapathar - Everest Base Camp/Gokyo R
Duration: 18 days
Activities: Cultural tour/ Trekking
Minimum altitude: 2853m
Maximum altitude: 5550m
Trip starts/Ends: In Kathmandu (Capital of Nepal))
Accommodation: Two nights 3 stars hotel in Kathmandu on BB plan & mountain lodge( Tea-house ) in trekking.
Meals includes: Breakfast in Kathmandu / Full board in Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Transport: Flight from Kathmandu/ Lukla/ Kathmandu and by Car, Van, Hiace and bus in Kathmandu as per group size.
Everest BC Gokyo Cross Chola la Trek:
This trek gives you the grand tour of the famous Khumbu area. This is a strenuous trek leading to Gokyo Lake and over the Cho La Pass at 5330m leading into the Khumbu valley above Lobuje. The trail continues up to Kalapattar and then back to Lukla via Thengboche and Namche Bazaar.
With eight of the worlds ten highest peaks, Nepal is loaded with spectacular mountains vistas. Trekking in the Everest area is an awesome experience, not only for its proximity to the worlds highest mountain but also for its friendly Sherpa people, picturesque villages, great variety of cultures and traditions, colourful festivals and monasteries. The flora and fauna are other ornaments of the Sagarmatha National Park. The story of the yeti is still a mystery and the legend lives on in the Khumbu.
Strenuous trekking is continuously rewarded with dramatic Himalayan scenes, including four of the world's eight highest peaks: Cho Oyu (8201m), Makalu (8463m), Lhotse (8516 m) and Everest (8850m). Breathtaking mountain vistas are complemented by visits to Sherpa villages, homes and monasteries offering you an insight into the quiet but, culturally vibrant Sherpa way of life.
The following itinery is a suggested outline for a trek which covers the highlights of the Khumbu and the most visited places. Details may vary according to personal taste and time schedule. The schedule caters for tea house trekking, expedition style trekking where porters carry your tent and food, or a combination of both.
Critcally important though is to follow a proper acclimatisation process. This is so often hurried with dire consequences. This is a high altitude trek with considerable time sleeping at high altitudes.
After a few days of rest and sightseeing in Kathmandu you are ready to embark on the journey.