A truly amazing adventure in the Himalayas involves some admirable views of pristine lakes, high soaring mountains, impressive glacier, and epic base of the highest mountain in the world and involves high Himalayan pass crossing. An adventure trekking to Everest Base Camp and then to Gokyo Lakes crossing Cho La pass is such a trip that gives you a thrilling adventure of the lifetime.
This epic trip follows the Everest base camp trekking trail and takes you there to enjoy the charm of the base camp of the highest mountain in the world along with the Kalapatthar hiking adventure. Later, the trek goes towards Gokyo lakes crossing the Cho La pass. You can explore Gokyo lakes; hike to Gokyo Ri and enjoy the Ngozumpa glacier and other charms in the region. The trail after the exploration of Gokyo valley comes to meet the Everest base camp trail at Namche Bazar.
You can undergo this overwhelming trekking experience by adding only 3 extra days on the normal Everest Base Camp trekking days. A total of 18 days of the trip shows much more than the normal base camp trip. It leaves you practically speechless and in awe.
The Everest Base Camp Trekking via Chola Pass and Gokyo Lake demands reasonable fitness and ability to walk through steep gradients besides an average walk of 5-6 hours per day besides mental endurance. Prepare for the trek with cardiovascular training such as cycling, swimming, hill-climbing and walking for enjoying the trek to the utmost level. Join hands with Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition for professional expertise, carefully planned itinerary and best possible customer service and trekkers’ security. We believe to serve our clients with the best.
NOTE:It is recommended that you should arrive in Kathmandu a day earlier before you start your trek (if you do not have a day tour of Kathmandu scheduled). And If you have scheduled Kathmandu day tour you should arrive two days prior from the actual day from trekking.
If you are able to arrive a day earlier, it will be best for you as you will get some time to rest, know about the trekking you are doing, get info about the trekking routes, and you get time to buy trekking equipment if necessary. Similarly, if you can manage a day or two after trekking. In case of any flight delay from Lukla to Kathmandu due to different circumstances, you will have a lower chance of missing your international flights. Adding some extra days beside actual trekking days will help you enjoy your trip to Nepal to the fullest without having to worry about any preparations, any flight delays, and missing international flights
Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trekking via Chola Pass and Gokyo Lake
- Cultural heritage tour in Kathmandu
- Everest base camp and Kalapatthar viewpoint
- View of the longest and the largest Himalayan glaciers
- Exploration of Gokyo lakes
- Hiking to Gokyo Ri and crossing Cho La pass
- Stunning Himalayan view and Sherpa cultural tradition
- 18- Days Best Nepal Trip Mt. Everest Base Camp.
- Incredible Flights from Kathmandu – Lukla - Kathmandu.
- Trek through the heart of Sherpa country
- Awe-inspiring Buddhist Monasteries
- Trek up to 5545m through spectacular scenery Informative guides uncover the history behind sights
- Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Changtse, Ama Dablam and scores of other lesser crests seen from a peaked vantage point
- Thamserku, Ice Fall view from Gokyo Ri Very fantastic Highest Lake view and Glacier.
- Walk through the hustle and bustle of market town Namche Bazaar
- Suitable Trip for people aged over 12 and below 65
- Tour of Kathmandu’s ancient world heritage site.
- To Achieve Life Time Unforgettable Memory.
- Feel yourself...you are on top of the world, Explore world heritage listed Sagarmatha National Park and see the dramatic Grand Himalayan Giants with your very own eyes
- Day 1:Welcome to Kathmandu:
- Day 2:Preparation and Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu :
- Day 3:Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and Trek to Phakding:
- Day 4:Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar:
- Day 5:Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar:
- Day 6:Trek from Namche to Tengboche:
- Day 7:Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche:
- Day 8:Rest and Acclimatization day at Dingboche:
- Day 9:Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche:
- Day 10:Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp and Trek to Gorakshep:
- Day 11:Trek from Gorakshep to Kalapatthar and Trek to Dzongla:
- Day 12:Trek from Dzongla to Thagnak via Cho La Pass
- Day 13:Trek from Thagnak to Gokyo:
- Day 14:Hiking to Gokyo Ri to Dole:
- Day 15:Trek from Dole to Namche Bazar:
- Day 16:Trek from Namche to Lukla:
- Day 17:Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu:
- Day 18:See You Again:
- Airport pick up and drop off by private vehicle
- Three-night accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
- Three Meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
- Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
- Kathmandu city tours, tour guide, and private transportation
- All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
- Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
- One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide.
- Porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, and equipment.
- Accident insurance for all staff
- Trekking map/ Trekking T-Shirt, and trip achievement certificate
- First aid medical kit, Oximeter to check pulse, heart rate, and oxygen saturation at higher altitude.
- Sagarmatha National Park Entry permit & TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
- Worst case, help with all rescue and evacuation arrangements.
- Government taxes & office service charge
- Personal Travel insurance
- International airfare
- Nepal entry visa. You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent in foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 passport-size photos.
- US $ 20 Local Government Tax
- Snacks /Drinks and other personal expenses
- Hot showers during the trek
- Personal trekking equipment
- WiFi internet and phone call unless it’s free.
- Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers
jfillolaSpain Published: Thursday, February 16, 2017
Preparing my second trip to Nepal, again with Himalayan Scenary. The first was Everest Base Camp through Gokyo. Now Mera Peak, Amphu Labtsa and island Peak.Once again personalized itinerary, always focused in our needs, answering very fast all our doubts. If you want an agency to trust, Himalayan Scenary is the best choice.Jorge from Spain.read more
stefanie uItaly Published: Monday, February 27, 2012
We went hiking with Himalayan scenery treks and we went a long journey. About 35 days. Before trekking this company helped me to organize many things and we became friends, they became like my family. On the Trekking we were looked after and took care of by our guide and porter and we are very much satisfied. Please do not ...read more
lanning12United States Published: Monday, June 27, 2011
Subash ! Thank you for all your help , Staff ram , porter Raj were so friendly and helpful , the made our trip great, I am glad that you and your company I choose. We will recommend you and your company to all our friends, what a wonderful time we had.Michael Lanningread more
andypcoleUnited States Published: Wednesday, June 08, 2011
Ram and Subash of HST have really put together a service that awards some of the greatest experiences this planet has to offer at very reasonable prices, making it the best value I've seen in Katmandu (and there are about 600 outfitters!). They will customize every detail to your preferred level of comfort/adventure, and their wide range of guides allow ...read more
In Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition, your safety precedes every other thing. As this adventure entrails traveling in the remote mountainous region, we are always at mercy of nature. During the trip, the factors such as weather, natural disaster or a multitude of other factors which are beyond our control can subsequently bring the changes in the itinerary. Although all the itinerary we provide to you is guided and standard; please note that your team leader has the authority to alter or even drop the planned itinerary of any part if it is necessary due to safety concern. All the alternations or changes of the standard itinerary are made by the leader by taking into consideration the best interest of the whole group. We give our best effort to stick with the above-mentioned itinerary; however, in case of any unpredicted event which is beyond our control, you need to be flexible and take after the guideline as instructed by your leader.
Note that the company won’t be responsible for any result of alterations on itineraries or any delays due to unforeseen circumstances.
Flight Delay in Kathmandu and Lukla:
Tenzing Hillary Airport also is known as Lukla Airport, is the small but busiest airport situated on a wonderful valley fenced by high mountains. This airport has been carved into a mountain ridge and sites by a perilous three-kilometers drop. Because of the high location, the weather around here erratic and is likely to be changed in every few hours resulting in flight delays and cancellation.
Twin Otter and Dornier planes are the only the modes of transportation to and from Lukla Airstrip. However, because of the unpredictable weather of the high mountain reason, there is always the risk of flight cancellation or delays. In some cases, the flights are delayed or canceled for 2 or more days. Due to the long delays in the flight schedule, it may hinder your trip. However, we Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition, help you to a charter helicopter to or from the Lukla Airstrip, in case of flight cancellation or delays due to harsh and unpredictable mountain weather condition. We will provide you with the best service to make sure that you are on schedule for your trip and international flight connection.
To charter a helicopter to or from the Lukla Airstrip, you will be charged approximately 2500 USD to 3,000 USD per Helicopter. The helicopter conveys 4 to 5 passengers at a time, so the aggregate chartered fee can be shared amongst the passengers (USD 500 to USD 3000 is applicable per person). The cost of this service is payable directly to our office, and later this can be submitted to the travel insurance company for reimbursement. Our company will provide you with all the required documentation for the claim.
Hotel and Accommodation on Everest Base Camp - Chola pass- Gokyo Lake Trekking:
Trek to the Himalayas is one of the favorite destinations for travel enthusiast and adventure seekers all around the globe. Although the Himalayan region of Nepal is the most popular trekking destination in the world; there are a lot of things people don’t have a clue. While trekking to the high mountain region, you will not find the hotels and accommodation as you see in the city areas. The hotels and accommodation around the high Himalayan have fewer services and facilities. The hot shower may turn out to be simply a bucket of lukewarm water and the toilet may be a latrine behind the hotel. The private room can be a wooden cell with no furniture except a bed, mattress, and curtain in place of the door. So, while trekking to the mountainous region of Nepal, you need to be ready to stay in the less fancy and minimum facilitated hotels.
On the trip to the Everest Base Camp - Chola pass- Gokyo Lake Trekking, we provide you with the 2 to 3-star standard hotel while you are at Kathmandu (i.e. for 3 Nights). During the trip to Everest Base Camp, we provide you with the basic lodges and tea houses for your accommodation. The room of these lodges and tea houses are less fancier with just a bed, a pillow and a blanket. The lodges on the trail to Everest Base Camp - is always crowded and in some cases, you may have to share a room with other trekkers or may have to sleep in the dining room. We put our every effort to make your trek as cozy as possible. However, you need to stay flexible in some cases. We will accommodate the groups in local lodge available each day. We send the porters ahead of us to pre-book the room for the next day (rooms cannot be pre-booked on all places).
In Kathmandu beside the 2/3 stars hotel, some 4/5-star luxury accommodation is also available. If you want to change the accommodation plan to the luxury, please do let us know so that we can arrange and book the hotel for you for your Kathmandu stay.
Food and Beverages:
All the food and Beverages included on the package to Everest Base Camp - Chola pass- Gokyo Lake Trek is provided by the company itself. The foods are provided in the tea houses or lodges on the trail. We will have breakfast and dinner at the lodge where we stay overnight. On the everyday trek, our guide will decide the available place and stop for lunch. We highly recommend you bring the water purification pills, to cleanse the water and drink during the trek. During the trek, there are options for buying the bottled water and boiled water as well.
Upon your arrival at Kathmandu after the successful trekking journey, we will provide farewell dinner consisting of authentic Nepalese cuisines.
We at Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition provide all the necessary transportation facilities for your trip. We provide private vehicles for airport pick up and sightseeing tour around Kathmandu. We likewise provide the flight to and from Lukla Airstrip for the Everest Base Camp - Chola pass- Gokyo Lake Trekking.
Luggage and Backpack:
The main luggage of yours will be carried by your porters during the trek. For your personal things, we highly recommend you, to carry a small handbag containing water bottles, cameras, sunscreen and other things which you require daily during the trip. Making the backpack small and lighter will unquestionably assist you to enjoy the trip to its fullest. You should simply convey the thing which is basic for your outing and the rest of the garments and different things can be left in the locker room/safe store of hotels. The hotels provide the locker room / safe deposit for free. So, don’t hesitate to leave things which are redundant. While making the backpack or luggage for your trip to ensure that the luggage doesn’t exceed more than 15 Kg. Weight allowance at Nepal’s domestic airlines is 15 Kg including your handbag. Excess weight is chargeable of USD 1.5 or more which will be the additional cost of our trip.
Guide and Porters on Trek:
We provide you with the well trained and experienced guide and porter for your trek. Our guide will assist you in every possible way to make your trips remarkable and memorable. Talking about the porter, we provide one porter for 2 trekkers each. The porters carry 20 Kg of total luggage (10 Kg form each trekker). We provide the one guide for the smaller groups and if the group size surpasses 10 individuals; we will provide the additional guide for your trip.
Personnel Expenses largely influenced by your habit of expenditure. We provide you with all the necessary food and accommodation facilities inside the cost of your Everest Base Camp - Chola pass- Trekking. So, you only need money to pay for your drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages) and snacks while strolling on the trail. You will get a significant number of smaller shops on the trail to buy drinks and snacks. Likewise, you can also use the money to buy you souvenirs of the trip, entrance tickets, hot showers, tips and many more. Note that, tips and gratuities are not mandatory, but it is fine if you wish to. If you feel like the service provide to you is excellent, then you can tip directly to staffs. Of course, there is no obligation to tip if you are disappointed with the service you receive. As a suggestion, we advise you to allocate an amount of 5 - 10%of the total package price for tips. The amount you give depends on your budget and appreciation of their work.
Rescue and Evacuation:
Nepal is the country full of heart-warming natural beauty and a magnificent travel destination for the thrill and adventure seeker all around the globe. In spite of the fact that Nepal is an adventure paradise for the nature lover, thrill seeker. But in some cases, the thrilling experience comes up with a serious hazard. The most exciting, and the joyful trip may backfire on us and we may have to be the victim of nature. Not only that while trekking in the high altitude rough terrains may also occur afflictions like a sprained ankle or even broken leg, appendix ruptures, hypothermia, skin infection and respiratory infection. If any of this misfortune happens to you, then it should be treated on time. If left untreated then you may even lose your life. If any of the above-mentioned affliction happens during your trip, we at Himalayan scenery treks and expedition will do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital ASAP. All the expenses made to rescue and evacuate you, are entirely liable to us. So, before departing off to your trip, make sure that your travel insurance company has the policy to cover up all the expenses in case of any misfortune arises during the trip so that you can enjoy the trip to the utmost. If not, be ready to pay on your own once you arrive at the Kathmandu. To learn more about the Travel Insurance for the Trip in Nepal, please do visit Travel Insurance page in Nepal Travel Guide.
Join a fixed date group trek or private departure:
The Everest Base Camp - Chola pass- Gokyo Lake Trekking Base Camp Trek is available on both fixed departure and private basis, If you are looking for a group to join then please check our fixed departures dates and ask for availability or if you would like to travel independently, or with your friends, families & colleagues then you are invited to choose any date at your convenient timeframe for any number of people.
Please provide us your full credentials or a copy of your passport. Give your weight so that preplan your group’s trips for proper weight distribution. You may deposit 20 to 30 percent advance of the total package amount while booking. You may pay rest of the amount before the trip. You can also pay us by card, bank transfer or online. Please visit here for payment details.
If you are unable to make your trip, let us know in advance. We will refund you as per our booking terms and conditions and available time frame. At times, there might be delays or cancellation of flights due to weather and unforeseeable reasons. In such cases, we will make our best effort to adjust your bookings and rearranging the schedule.
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- Destination Nepal
- Trip Difficulty Strenuous
- Trip Style Trekking
- Accommodation Hotel + Tea Houses + Lodges
- Group Size 02 - 12
- Max Altitude 5545 Meter
- Transportation: By Air
- Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner + Fruit