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Gokyo Chola Pass and EBC Trek Economic 16 Days

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Group Size:02 - 14 pax

Arrival on:Kathmandu, Nepal

Grade:Difficult

Transportation:Car/Bus/Plane

Destination:Gokyo, Chola Pass, EBC

Elevation:5,545 m

Duration:16 days

Accomodation:Budget Hotel for Ktm & Lodge or Tea House for Trek.

Meal:Farewell Dinner.

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Trip Highlights:

Scenic flight to Lukla, Gokyo Ri, Gokyo Lake, Chola pass, Sherpa Hometown, Monasteries, Amazing view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho-Oyu, Gechungkang, Pasang Lhamu Peak, Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserku, Pumori, Kangtega, Kusum Kangkaru, Kongde, Khumbiyula, Tabutse, Akramtse, Cholatse, Island Peak (Imjatse), Lingtring, Kambutse, Chengtse (Tibetan side mountain), Chupalu, Peak 38, Kangteri,  Views of Khumbu Icefall, Sherpa's village, Tengboche Monastery, Everest Base Camp, Kalapathar.

Introduction:

Gokyo, Chola Pass and EBC Economic Trek 16 Days, One alternative route get Everest Base Camp cross by Chola Pass, which climbs the valley to the west of Everest to village of Gokyo and five sacred lakes on the moraine beside the Nagozumpa Glacier.

The trials follows the Everest Base Camp route as far as Sanasa, above Namche Bazaar and then branches off the main valley to follow the Dudh Koshi to its source a series of emerald green lakes along the moraine of the Nagozumpa Glacier.

Gokyo Ri 5360m for a heart stopping view over Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Pasang Lhamu, or continue north along the valley to the highest of the sacred lakes. After getting Everest Base Camp from Gokyo valley via cross Chola Pass 5420m then after Dzongla following normal Everest base camp route.

If good weather or no snow falls before week this valley, we can cross Chola pass without rope and axes but Eco Tourism Adventure Pvt. Ltd. Always take the rope and axes with the guide for incase, we are highly recommending one pair of poles and Microspikes or Yaktrax for safety. Anyway warm clothes with Gore-Tex and wind stopper jacket. Please follow our trekking checklist.  

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1330m
Day 02: Fly to Lukla 2880m, trek to Phakding 2610m. 3 hours.
Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3440m. 5-6 hours
Day 04: Acclimatization Day
Day 05: Trek to Phortse Thanga 3680m. 5-6 hours.
Day 06: Trek to Machhermo 4470m. 4-5 hours
Day 07: Trek to Gokyo 4800m. 3-4 hours
Day 08: Hike to Gokyo Ri 5357m, then trek to Thagnak 4750m. 5 - 6 hours
Day 09: Trek to Dzongla 4830m via Cho La pass 5367m. 7 - 8 hours
Day 10: Ttrk to Lobuche 4910m. 2 - 3 hours
Day 11: Lobuche to Gorak Shep 5140 m, visit Everest Base Camp 5350m.  6-7 hours
Day 12: Hiking to Kalapathar 5545m, back to Dingboche. 6-7 hours.
Day 13: Trek to Namche Bazaar. 8-9 hours.
Day 14: Trek to to Lukla. 6 - 7 hours
Day 15: Fly to Kathmandu
Day 16: Final departure

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Accommodation for this trip: 

Eco Tourism Adventure Pvt. Ltd provides two kinds of accommodation during Gokyo, Chola Pass and EBC Economic Trek 16 Days. At Kathmandu, we provide budget hotel without breakfast included with twin sharing base. During the trek, we provide basic lodge and guest house in village with common toilet and bath with twin sharing base, if you need a Single room we will charge extra $75 (Kathmandu and trek) but high season not so easy to get single room on the way to Gokyo, Everest base camp.

Food:

Gokyo, Chola Pass and EBC Economic Trek 16 Days, Eco Tourism Adventure Pvt. Ltd not provide food except farewell dinner but different kind of food like Nepali, Continental, Tibetan and Indian with tea, coffee, hot chocolate, water, coke and dessert available on lodge and guest house you can choose on Manu. 

Physical Requirements:

Gokyo, Chola Pass and EBC Economic Trek 16 Days is difficult trek basically hikers have to hike per day 5 to 6 hours with daypack except some days are longer hour than 8 to 9. High altitude hike anyway need energy and experience, we have two days acclimatization day Namche and Dingboche that absolutely help for your altitude fitness, have a positive attitude, self-confidence and physically powerful determination, we can achieve the trek successfully. If Around month jogging regularly before this trip is a great idea to improve our power and performance. Past hiking experience would be a great advantage and glacier hiking skill is required for this trip. Before booking this trip it is a great idea to consult with your doctor and if you have any disease better inform us. 

Best Time to Travel:

We have two best seasons in the year like autumn and spring, Autumn best month is mid September to mid December and spring best month is mid February to May this two seasons are the best seasons for this trek because of the weather is fine and warm with perfect views but the nights are chilly and can drop to freezing level in higher altitude. Winter season is also good for Gokyo, Chola Pass and Everest Base Camp Eco Trek the only problem is cold and lot of snow at chola pass. Trekking in summer season will be affected by rain but the summer trek could. The trekking routes are not crowded like a spring and autumn.

(B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)

Day: 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1,330m
Arrival at the Airport in Kathmandu, we will be greeted by a representative from Eco Tourism Adventure Pvt. Ltd. will take your hotel. Today the trek leader will check our equipment(s) to make sure for one last time to get us ready for our adventure. This step will also ensure that if any equipment is found faulty we have the rest of the day to fix it or find equipment that works. After checking in the evening there will be a dinner in a Nepali Restaurant where we will be able to enjoy authentic Nepali cuisine if you are agree. Hotel Overnight. Included meal: (No)

Day:  02: Fly to Lukla 2,880m, trek to Phakding 2,610m, 35 min fly, trek 3 hours.
Early morning after breakfast, we will drive to the airport for flying Lukla. After a great 35 minute scenic flight, we reach Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla.  At Lukla, we meet our boys and after tea break, porter bag arrangements, we start our trek to Phakding via Sherpa villages Cheplung, Thadokoshi and Ghat. We only have a short hike today, however, if interested in more hike, we can take a side trip to a Gumela monastery. Lodge Overnight. Included meals (No)

Day: 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440m. 5-6 hours
after breakfast trek to Namche Bazaar via Jamphute, Toktok, Banker, Manju, Jorsalle and Toop Danda. After hiking for around hour latter the glossy Mt. Thamserku 6,608m on right side and also smoothness the peacefulness of fir pine and juniper forests all the way through our journey, hiking until we reach the entrance gate of Sagarmatha National Park after Manju Sherpa village then officially enter world heritage site after check in our permit, inside park 20 minute from entrance gate we can have lunch break because of no teahouse until Namche except for small fruit and juice shop at Top Danda,  If not cloudy a quick look of first Mt. Everest behind of the Lhotse and Nuptse ridge from Top Danda, after Everest will get to Namche around one and half hour later getaway to Everest and Sherpa Capital. Today we cross five suspension bridges, the last one also known as the Hillary Bridge. Lodge Overnight. Included meals (No)

Day: 04: Namche Bazaar 3,440 m.  Acclimatization Day
Acclimatization day must increase altitude overnight same place (climb high sleep low). We can hike Everest View Hotel which is situated at 3880m high altitude from sea level if you are not enough to hike can go further to Khumjung village which is called green valley where we can visit the Edmund Hillary School with the statue and Khumjung Monastery with inside we can see yeti skull then back to Namche visit market and bakery café. Lodge Overnight.  Included meals (No)

Day: 05: Trek to Phortse Thanga 3680m. 5-6 hours.
After breakfast, trek to Phortse Thanga via Kyangjoma, Sanasa, and Mong La. It is an easy hike from Namche Bazaar to Sanasa, after Sanasa we are not following Everest Base Camp route climb uphill to Mong La following Gokyo valley route, Mong La is one of the amazing Mountain View point to Ama Dablam, Taboche, Kangtega, Thamserku and best time to have lunch break. After lunch easily get Phortse Tenga because of downhill. Lodge Overnight. Included meals (No)

Day: 06: Trek to Machhermo 4470m. 4-5 hours
after breakfast, trek to Machhermo via Dolle, Lhabarma, and Luza. Today around hour and half hike uphill to Dole 4090m, after Dole also another around hour uphill to Lhabarma 4330m, after Lhabarma trail switch steep to gentle and easy with amazing mountain view to Luza then continuing mountain view we will get Machermo Village. Lodge Overnight. Included meals (No)

Day: 07: Trek to Gokyo 4800m. 3-4 hours
today is short day hike we can start little behind schedule as usually start because of short and easy hike to get Gokyo just problem is gaining altitude that’s why go slow, today passing through like Phanga, first lake local named by Lingponga Tsho 4650m, second lake local name Taujung Tsho 4730m, then third lake Gokyo Tsho or Dudh Pokhari is our destination of today.  If you have some energy left or interested to take capture of Everest sun set picture don’t miss this chance, if perfect weather you have to hike around hour up hill on the way to Gokyo Ri then you can capture fantastic sun set picture from there. Lodge Overnight. Included meals (No)

Day: 08: Hike to Gokyo Ri 5357m, then trek to Thagnak 4750m. 5 - 6 hours
Today we have to start early in the morning to Gokyo Ri viewpoint before two hours of sunrise because normally people take to climb Gokyo Ri two hours, don’t miss the great chance to capture one of the best panoramic pictures in the world from Gokyo Ri, after Gkyo Ri we will have breakfast then hike to Thagnak around two hours crossing by biggest Nagozumpa Glacier in Gokyo Valley. Lodge Overnight. Included meals (No)

 

Day: 09: Trek to Dzongla 4830m via Cho La pass 5367m. 7 - 8 hours
after early breakfast, trek to Dzongla via Chola Pass. Today we start to hike early in the morning because of don’t miss a chance to see great view of Lobuche Peak and hide a strong wind of Chola pass, before crossing pass will moraine, cross icy slop, after pass big ice block and rocky steep down, today better to take pack lunch, enough water to drink and power par or portions bar. Lodge Overnight. Included meals (No)

Day: 10: Trek to Lobuche 4,910m. 2-3 hours
today is shortest day hike in this trek we can start little behind schedule as usually start because of short and easy hike to get Lobuche, today is little accompaniment of nonofficial rest day after crossing high pass, way easy and gentle steep today.  Lodge Overnight. Included meals (No)

Day: 11: Trek to Ghorakshep 5140, Everest Base camp 5350m and return to Ghorakshep. 7-8 hours.
after early breakfast, we start with an easy then cross to Lobuche Pass, after pass we cross moraine to get Gorakshep, Gorakshep is our highest overnight lodge which is situated at 5140m from sea level, check-in room get ready for Everest Base Camp after getting some food then back to Gorakshep get some rest if you have some energy left or interested to take capture of Everest sun set picture don’t miss this chance, if perfect weather you have to hike around hour up hill on the way to Kalapather then you can capture fantastic sun set picture from there. Lodge Overnight. Included meals (No)

Day: 12: Trek to Kalapathar 5545m, than Dingboche 4410m. 6-7 hours.
Today we have to start early in the morning to Kalapather Viewpoint, if you want to see sunrise early otherwise we can start after breakfast then hike back the same way to Dingboche, do n’t miss the great chance to capture one of the best panoramic pictures in the world from Kalapather. Lodge Overnight. Included meals (No)

Day: 13: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3440m. 8-9 hours.
After early breakfast trek to Namche Bazaar via orsyo, syomare, Pangboche, Milingo, Debuche, Tengboche, Phungi Tenga, Lausysa, Sanasa, and Kyeangjoma. We took two to get here from Namche but on the way back taking one because of we are not having altitude issue for descending.  Lodge Overnight. Included meals (No)

Day: 14:  Trek to Lukla 6-7 hours
after early breakfast trek to Lukla via Toop Dada, Jorsalle, Manju, Banker, Toktok, Jamphute, Phakding, Ghat, Thado Koshi, and Cheplung. We took two to get here from Lukla but on the way back taking one because of we are not having altitude issue for descending. Lodge Overnight. Included meals (No)
 

Day: 15: Fly to Kathmandu
early morning get a flight back to Kathmandu then we have many options to do at Kathmandu, sightseeing, shopping, massage, buying some souvenir and more as guest wish we can provide guide, transportation. Hotel Overnight. Included meals (D)

Day: 16: Airport Departure.  Included meals (No)

Cost Includes

  •  Airport pickup and drop.
  • During trek and 2 night accommodation twin sheering room at budget hotel in Kathmandu as per as program.
  • Guide, porters (1 porter between 2 Clint bags), food, accommodation, salary, equipments and insurance.
  • Accommodation twin sheering room during trek.
  • Porter load 13kg.
  • Two way flight from ktm and to ktm.
  • Group First Aid medical kit.
  • Sagarmatha National Park permits.
  • Khumbu trekking Permit.
  • Eco Tourism Adventure print porter bag for client.
  • All government taxes.
  • Office Service charge. 

Cost Excludes

  • Any meals in Kathmandu other than farewell dinner.Meals, internet, Drinks, shower, battery charge, and others needs during the trek.
  • Accommodation if single $75.
  • Cargo for to Lukla and from Lukla if more load airline facility.
  • Porter extra load more than 13kg per kilo $7.
  • Travel insurance International air fare to and from Nepal.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Tips for staffs.

Important documents and items

  • Ø Valid passport,
  • Ø Two extra passport size pictures.
  • Ø Cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport.
  • Ø Bank cards (for withdraw money at Nepal).

Clothing

  • Ø Trekking boots and spare laces.
  • Ø Hat (worm), buff or scarf and gloves.
  • Ø Waterproof set, poncho or umbrella.
  • Ø Hiking shoes, sandals or thongs (flip-flops).
  • Ø Wool blend socks (for snow), cool-max socks (for warmer weather), underwire
  • Ø Sunhat with strap and wide brim
  • Ø Fleece jacket
  • Ø Wind stopper
  • Ø Quick drying t-shirt(two or three)        

Equipment

  • Ø Backpack and day pack.
  • Ø Sleeping bag and liner.
  • Ø Map.
  • Ø Water bottle or bladder.
  • Ø Lead head torch.

 Miscellaneous Items

  • Ø Toiletries (in travel size bottles with screw on lid)
  • Ø Quick drying towel.
  • Ø Toilet paper and cigarette lighter.
  • Ø Laundry shop.
  • Ø Sunscreen (SPF 30plus) and lip balm.
  • Ø Polarizing sunglass and hard case.
  • Ø Water purification tablets.
  • Ø Personal Medical Kit.
  • Ø Blister kit (if you doing trek first time).
  • Ø Insect repellent (for lower altitude). 
  • Ø Locks for bag.
  • Ø Stuff sack and Ziploc bag.
  • Ø Gaffer/duct tape for repair.

For treks above 4200m

  • Ø Thermal underwear and down jacket.
  • Ø Gaiters.
  • Ø Micro spikes or Yakrrax (for winter and high pass). 

Optional Equipment

  • Ø Camera, memory card and battery charger or spare batteries.
  • Ø GPS unit.
  • Ø Smartphone or tablet/kindle, books and charger.
  • Ø Small duffle bag (to leave behind Kathmandu).
  • Ø Back cover.
  • Ø Trekking poles.
  • Ø Antibacterial gel or sanitizer.
  • Ø Pocket knife. 

Medical

  • Ø Small, personal first-aid kit. (simple and light)
  • Ø Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • Ø Blister repair tape.
  • Ø Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Ø Pain killers pills.
  • Ø Anti cough or anti cold medicine.
  • Ø Altitude sickness pills: Acetylzolamide.
  • Ø For Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin. Note: Don't bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
  • Ø Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies.

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