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Everest Chola pass trekking via Gokyo

Discover the stunning beauty of Gokyo, triumph over the challenging Chola Pass, and stand at the foot of Everest in this ultimate trekking adventure. Unleash your inner explorer!

Gokyo-Cholapass-EBC-Trekking Overview:

The Gokyo-Cholapass-EBC Trekking is a challenging and rewarding adventure that covers a total distance of approximately 125 kilometers. The daily walking distance ranges from 4 to 8 hours per day, covering an average distance of 10-12 kilometers per day. Safety precautions such as acclimatization in Namche and Dingboche, and hiring a guide are highly recommended. The best time to go is from March to May and September to November. The trek begins and ends in Lukla, and includes passes like Chola from Dzogla. Be prepared for high altitude and unpredictable weather.

Chola-Pass Gokyo trek  Introduction:

The Everest region is home to some of the world’s most spectacular scenery, including soaring mountain peaks, glacier-fed rivers, and traditional Sherpa villages. One of the most popular treks in this region is the Gokyo-Cholapass-EBC-Trekking . The trek begins with a 30-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, followed by a trek to Phakding passing Chheplung, Thadokoshi, and Ghat. On the second day, trekkers walk 6-7 hours from Phakding to Namche, passing through Toktok villages, Banker, and Manjo(2850m). After showing the permit at the Sagarmatha National Park office at Manjo, trekkers continue to Jorsalley for lunch and then trek to Namche.

Namche Bazar is a big Sherpa town and the main gateway to the Everest region trek for Gokyo valley(Lake), Everest Base Camp, Island Peak, Thame, Khumjung, and more. After spending two nights there for acclimatization, trekkers move on to Tengboche-3780m, passing through beautiful Sherpa villages such as Kenjuma, Sanasa, and Funki Thanga. After trekking for about two hours, they reach Tengboche, where they can enjoy a magical sunrise view over the Himalayas, including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nupse, and Ama Dablam.

The trek then continues to Debuche, crossing a suspension bridge and following the step trails to Pangboche, a big Sherpa village with many guesthouses and an old monastery. After lunch in Somare, trekkers cross the tree line area and have an even better view of the beautiful Imja Valley. They then trek to Dingboche, where they will spend two nights for acclimatization.

From Dingboche-4360m, trekkers head to Lobuche-4910m, passing through Dhugla and memorial hills, where famous climbers are remembered. After resting at the small tea houses in Dhugla4645m, they make a steep 40-minute walk to the memorial hill and then continue with an easy 50-minute walk to Lobuche.

The next day, trekkers start early in the morning and attempt to reach Everest Base Camp (EBC)-5,364m. The first 50-minute walk is easy and offers spectacular mountain views, but the rocky terrain to Gorakshep requires a slow pace due to the High altitude. After reaching Gorakshep-5180m, trekkers rest and then trek to Everest base camp (EBC) with day backpacks. The next morning, We trek to Kala Patthar-5,550m for sunrise and panoramic views of the Everest region before returning to Gorakshep and trekking back to Lobuche.

The following day, trekkers head to Dzogla-4,810m and spend the night before crossing the Chola Pass-5420m and trekking to Thangnak-4,700m. After spending the night in Thangnak, they trek to Gokyo through rocky terrain and Glaciers. Gokyo is a beautiful village with blue Lakes around it. After spending the night in Gokyo, trekkers trek to Gokyo Ri (5,380m), which takes about five hours to go and back. From Gokyo Ri, trekkers can see Mount Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Beautiful Blue Lakes, Nogzompa Glacier whole shape and Mt. Cho Oyu,

After retracing their steps back to Gokyo from Gokyo-Ri tip, trekkers can either descend to Machhermo or Dole. The next day, they trek for about 5-6 hours to Namche, where they can celebrate their successful trip with their Guide and Porter. The following day, they retrace their steps back to Lukla, which takes about seven hours, before flying back to Kathmandu in the morning.

We at Safe Holiday Adventure are excited to offer you a thrilling adventure to Gokyo-Cholapass-EBC Trekking, which includes a visit to Gokyo. We provide a range of options to suit your preferences, from a luxurious package to a budget-friendly one, or even just hiring a guide and porters. Whatever your choice, we can customize the trek to your liking. Let’s embark on a journey together to explore the magnificent Himalayas in Nepal.

Best Time to do Gokyo-Cholapass-EBC-trekking

The best time to do the Everest Gokyo Trek is during the spring season (March to May) and the autumn season (September to November). During these seasons, the weather is usually clear, dry, and stable, with minimal rainfall, making it ideal for trekking.

In the spring, the temperature gradually rises, and the snow melts, creating beautiful scenery with blooming rhododendron forests and colorful wildflowers. In the autumn, the temperature is mild, and the skies are clear, offering magnificent views of the surrounding mountains.

However, the trek can also be done during the winter and monsoon seasons, but it’s not recommended as the trails can be slippery, and the weather can be unpredictable, making the trek challenging and risky.

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Gokyo-Chola Pass travel Map

The trek starts with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, and then the trekkers follow the Dudh Koshi River towards Namche Bazaar, which is the gateway to the Khumbu region. From Namche, the trail leads to Tengboche, where the famous Tengboche Monastery is located. From Tengboche, trekkers will head to Dingboche where they will spend a rest day and acclimatize.

The trail then leads to Lobuche, Gorak Shep, and the base camp of Mount Everest. From the base camp, trekkers will hike to Kalapatthar, which offers a panoramic view of the surrounding peaks. After the visit to Kalapatthar, the trekkers will head to the Gokyo valley, crossing the challenging Chola Pass. After visiting Gokyo Ri, the trekkers will head to Dole, Namche, and then to Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu.

Weather and Safety:

The Gokyo-Cholapass-EBC Trek’s weather is variable; October-November and March-April are ideal due to mild conditions. Nights and mornings remain cold, necessitating warm attire. Monsoon season (June-September) means heavy rain and muddy trails. Safety is paramount, demanding preparation, experienced guides, and awareness of altitude sickness. Carry ample water, food, clothing, and share your itinerary. Political climate and travel advisories should be considered.

Trip Key Features⇓

⇒ Trek to the base camp of Mount Everest (5,364m/17,598ft), the highest mountain in the world

The trek to the base camp of Mount Everest is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that takes you through picturesque landscapes, quaint villages, and rugged terrain. Located at an altitude of 5,364m (17,598ft), the base camp offers breathtaking views of the world’s highest mountain. The trek is a challenging but rewarding journey that takes approximately 12-14 days to complete. Along the way, trekkers get to witness the unique Sherpa culture and traditions, as well as the diverse flora and fauna of the region.

⇒ Scenic Lukla flight from Kathmandu

The Lukla flight from Kathmandu is a scenic and thrilling experience that takes approximately 30 minutes. The flight offers spectacular views of the Himalayan mountain range and takes you to the gateway of the Everest region. The airport in Lukla is considered one of the most dangerous in the world due to its short runway and location surrounded by mountains. However, it is the only way to access the Everest region by air and is a popular option for trekkers and climbers.

⇒ Getting in to Sagarmathat National park and explore flora and faunas

Sagarmatha National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the major attractions of the Everest Gokyo trek. To enter the park, trekkers need to obtain permits from the park entrance gate in Monjo or in Kathmandu. The park is home to various flora and fauna, including rare species like the snow leopard, Himalayan black bear, musk deer, and red panda. Trekkers can also explore the beautiful rhododendron forests, alpine meadows, and scenic waterfalls within the park. The park’s visitor center in Namche Bazaar is a great place to learn about the park’s history and its efforts to conserve the environment.

⇒ Observe the beautiful panoramic views of the highest peaks

During the Everest Gokyo trek, you can witness breathtaking panoramic views of some of the highest peaks in the region including Mount Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu. The stunning views of these majestic peaks will leave you mesmerized and in awe of the natural beauty that surrounds you. From various vantage points along the trek, you can take in the spectacular sight of the towering peaks that pierce the sky, covered in glittering snow and ice, and surrounded by a sea of clouds. It is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience that cannot be missed.

⇒ Cross the challenging Chola Pass (5,420m/17,782ft)

Crossing the Chola Pass is one of the highlights of the Everest Gokyo trek. At an altitude of 5,420 meters, the pass presents a challenging climb with steep inclines and rocky terrain. However, the breathtaking views from the top are worth the effort. The pass offers stunning panoramas of the surrounding peaks, including Everest, Lhotse, and Cho Oyu. Trekking through the pass requires careful preparation and proper acclimatization. But with a knowledgeable guide and proper gear, the Chola Pass can be a rewarding and unforgettable experience.

⇒ Explore the traditional Sherpa villages and get a glimpse of the Sherpa culture and way of life.

During the Everest Gokyo Trek, you will have the opportunity to explore the traditional Sherpa villages of the Khumbu region. This will give you a unique insight into the Sherpa culture and way of life. You will witness the Sherpa people’s warm hospitality and friendliness as you pass through the villages. You will also have the chance to visit local monasteries and learn about the Sherpa’s Buddhist beliefs and practices. Immerse yourself in the rich culture and traditions of the Sherpa people during your trek.

⇒ Explore the famous Thyangboche Gomba

Thyangboche Gomba is a famous Buddhist monastery located in the Khumjung region of the Everest Gokyo trek. It is considered to be one of the most important monasteries in the region, and is renowned for its spectacular location amidst the Himalayan peaks. Visitors can explore the monastery and witness the daily rituals and traditions of the resident monks. The monastery also offers stunning panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, including Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku. A visit to Thyangboche Gomba is a must-see on the Everest Gokyo trek for those interested in the local culture and spirituality of the Sherpa people.

Gokyo Lakes and Nogjompa Glacier in Gokyo valley

The Gokyo Lakes, a cluster of 5 emerald green lakes in the Gokyo Valley, are a stunning sight to behold. The lakes are surrounded by towering Himalayan peaks, including Cho Oyu, the sixth highest mountain in the world. The Ngozumpa Glacier, the largest glacier in the Himalayas, flows down from the mountains and feeds into the Gokyo Lakes. The glacier and the lakes together create a breathtaking landscape that is a highlight of the Everest Gokyo trek. Visitors can hike to Gokyo Ri, a nearby peak, for stunning views of the valley and the surrounding mountains.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu-1450m,

Upon arriving in Kathmandu (at 1450m altitude), you’ll receive a warm airport greeting, followed by a 30-minute drive to your hotel. After check-in, you’ll have time to rest before attending a trek preparation briefing. Explore the vibrant streets of Thamel, known for its shops, restaurants, and local markets. The night will be spent in Kathmandu, where you can immerse yourself in the city’s unique cultural blend. Get ready for an incredible trekking adventure in the majestic mountains of Nepal.

Day 02: Kathmandu City Tour,

Get picked up from your hotel by a private tour guide and embark on a tour of Kathmandu valley. You will visit some of the most historical and cultural sites in the city, including Pashupatinath Temple, Swyambhunath Temple, Bauddhanath Temple, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. This is an opportunity to explore and learn about the rich history and culture of Nepal.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla & same-day trek to Phakding (2660 m),

You will take an early morning flight to Lukla, where the trek officially begins. From Lukla, we will trek to Phakding village (2,640 meters) which is an easy and pleasant walk. Along the way, you will get to see many typical Sherpa kids and Rai’s family working in the fields, as well as prayer flags, Mani walls with buddhist mantras and a few monasteries. The trek will take about 3 hours of walking.

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,450 m),

Trekking to Namche Bazaar is relatively more difficult than other days But it is such a pleasant day. We begin our day after breakfast following the busy walking route to Namche. There will be many suspension bridges today to pass over the Dudh Koshi river. The first 3 hours will be more gradual up along the Dudh Koshi river and farming then we reach Jorsalle where we stop for Lunch then another 3 More hours ascending to Namche Bazaar through the fine forest. Overnight stay at Namche Bazaar.

Day 05: Acclimatization Day

This is a free day in Namche Bazaar, which is crucial for acclimatization. An early morning hike to the Army camp, located 20 minutes uphill from Namche Bazaar, offers breathtaking views of Mt. Everest and other towering mountains and valleys. This day will allow our body to adjust to the increasing altitude.

Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche/Deboche (3,820 m/1,235 ft): 5 to 6 Hrs

After breakfast, we set off towards Tyangboche, located in the east valley of Namche Bazaar. The first 2 hours of the trek offers breathtaking views of Mt. Everest, Thamserku, Ama Dablam, and many other beautiful mountains. The trekking route today follows a gradual trail with some ascending and descending paths. Along the way, we have a chance to spot wild pheasant, Himalayan Thar (Mountain Goat), Musk Deer, and some big Eagles. We reach Kyanjuma and Sanasa and then the trekking path goes down through the forest until Funki Thaga where we will stop for lunch. We then ascend to Tyangboche, it’s one of the busiest places for the Everest base camp trek so the case if we don’t get accommodation there we have to walk another 20 minutes further to get the accommodation.

Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4,260 m/13976 ft) – 4 hours trek,

After breakfast at Tengboche, we descend to Debuche through the lush forest of Rhododendron, Conifers, and Birch. Today, after passing through the forest we get to see and admire great views of Mt. Everest, Tabuchi, Ama Dablam, and Lhotse. We follow a small trail leading into the valley of Imja where we have to cross a suspension bridge over the Imja Khola and ascend to Tengboche. Pangboche is a big Sherpa village where we can stop for a cup of tea/coffee before continuing to follow the Imja Khola river bank to Somare where we will have lunch at a tea house. The trail is easy and offers stunning views. The last 40-minute walk will be a steep climb, especially after crossing Pheriche Khola. Dingboche is also a big Sherpa area, where we can find many lodges, bakeries, a local inn, and of course, a wonderful view of Ama Dablam.

Day 08: Acclimatize day at Dingboche,

Dingboche is located at an elevation of over 4000 meters, so it is important that we take an acclimatization day here. After breakfast, we will hike up Nagarkhan Hill, which is located just behind Dingboche. From the top of the hill at 4650 meters, we can witness the breathtaking valley and towering mountains, including some that are over 8000 meters high. After taking in the stunning views, we will return to our lodge in Dingboche to rest and overnight.

Day 09: Trek From Dingboche to Lobuche(4,930 m/ 16,108 ft): 7 km-  5 to 6 Hrs,

The trek from Dingboche to Lobuche is a challenging one, but the views make it worth it. The trail follows the Khumbu Glacier and passes by several memorials for climbers who have lost their lives on Mount Everest. The final ascent to Lobuche is steep, but the views of Pheriche village and the surrounding peaks are stunning. The journey takes around 5 to 6 hours and covers a distance of 7km. Overnight stay in Lobuche.

Day 10: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,180 m/16,990 ft) then Visit Everest Base Camp(5,364 m/17, 594 ft) & Back to Gorakshep,

The trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep is a strenuous one, but the rewards are worth it. After breakfast, we will set off on the trail, which takes us to the base camp of Mount Everest. We will pass through the Khumbu Glacier and see the beautiful Gorak Shep Lake. From Gorak Shep, we will hike to the famous Everest Base Camp and see the Khumbu Icefall. After visiting the base camp, we will trek back to Gorak Shep for the night stay.

Day 11: Hike to Kalapathar (5,545 m/18192 ft) early in the morning trek to Dzongla (4,850 m/15912 ft),

The hike to Kalapatthar is an early morning endeavor, as the best views of the surrounding peaks are seen at sunrise. The trail is steep and rocky, but the panoramic views from the summit are worth the effort. From Kalapatthar, we will trek to Dzongla, a small village located at an altitude of 4,850 meters. The trail offers stunning views of the surrounding peaks, including the towering Ama Dablam and Cho Oyu. Overnight stay in Dzongla.

Day 12: Trek from Dzogla to  Thangnak (4750 m/15583 ft)-  7 to 8 hrs,

The trek from Dzogla to Thangnak is a challenging one that takes us through rugged terrain and high altitude. The trail is steep and rocky and passes through remote villages and beautiful landscapes. Along the way, we will have the opportunity to see some of the most spectacular mountain views in the region, including the mighty Cho Oyu, and the beautiful Ama Dablam. The trail takes around 7 to 8 hours to complete and the overnight stay will be in Thangnak.

Day 14: Trek to Gokyo (4800 m/15,580 ft): – 3 km, 4 hours,

The trek from Thangnak to Gokyo is a relatively short but challenging one that takes us through rocky terrain and high altitude. The trail is steep and rocky and passes through remote villages and beautiful landscapes. Along the way, we will have the opportunity to see some of the most spectacular mountain views in the region, including the mighty Cho Oyu and the beautiful Ama Dablam. The trail takes around 4 hours to complete and the overnight stay will be in Gokyo, a beautiful village situated on the shore of the Gokyo lake, where we can enjoy the panoramic view of Mt.Everest and other surrounding peaks.

Day 15: Rest and explore Gokyo Valley,

During our rest day in Gokyo, we will take the opportunity to explore this beautiful village and its surroundings. The main attraction of Gokyo is the stunning Gokyo Lake, which is a collection of six emerald-green glacial lakes. We can take a short hike around the lake to get different views and take some beautiful photographs of the surrounding peaks.

Another popular activity is the hike to Gokyo Ri, a peak that offers one of the most breathtaking panoramic views of the Khumbu region, including the highest peak in the world, Mount Everest. Along with the mountain views, we can also explore the local Sherpa culture, visit the local Gompa and interact with the friendly local people. The rest day will help us to acclimatize and recover from the previous days trekking.

Day 16:  Trek from Gokyo to Dole (4,100 m/ 13451 ft): 4 km- 5 to 6 Hrs,

Trekking from Gokyo to Dole, we will descend down through the beautiful alpine meadows and pastures. The trail takes us through the small village of Machhermo and then to Luza. The trail then descends further through beautiful landscapes, passing by several small streams, before reaching the charming village of Dole. The trek is relatively easy and takes around 5 to 6 hours to complete. Overnight stay at Dole.

Day 17: Trek from Dole to Namche Bazaar (3,450 m/ 11,318 ft),

Trekking from Dole to Namche Bazaar, we will follow the Dudh Koshi River, passing by several small villages and crossing several suspension bridges. The trail ascends gradually through rhododendron and juniper forests, offering beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. We will pass through the village of Phortse Tenga and then continue to ascend to the biggest Sherpa village of Namche Bazaar. The trek is relatively moderate and takes around 5 to 6 hours to complete. Overnight stay at Namche Bazaar.

Day 18: Trek From Namche to Lukla (2,860 m/ 9383 ft):19 km- 7 to 8 hrs,

The trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla is a journey that takes you through the beautiful landscapes of the Khumbu region. The trail starts off by descending through the dense forests of rhododendron and pine, offering stunning views of the surrounding mountains. As you continue on, you will pass through small villages and traditional Sherpa settlements, getting a glimpse into the local culture and way of life. The trail then winds through lush valleys and along the Dudh Koshi river, before reaching the charming town of Lukla, where the trek concludes. With a distance of 19km and a duration of 7-8 hours, this trek is a challenging yet rewarding experience.

Day 19: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu (1350 m/ 4429 ft),

The flight from Lukla to Kathmandu takes around 30 minutes and offers views of the Himalayas. Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, private transportation to a hotel is provided. An authentic Nepali dinner with a guide is also offered, and feedback is expected in the future. The overnight stay will be in a Kathmandu hotel.

Day 19: Final International departure for homeward bound,

This is your last day in Nepal and it marks the end of your trip. We hope that you had a beautiful with safe holiday adventure Pvt Ltd team and that we were able to help you make the most of your time in Nepal. We truly hope that you will visit us again in the future. To make sure that you have enough time to check in and go through security at the airport, we will provide you with a drop-off service from your hotel to the airport 3 hours before your scheduled flight departure time.

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What is included

The Gokyo-Cholapass-EBC trek package includes several essential services to make your trekking experience as smooth and enjoyable as possible. These services include:

  • Pick up and drop off service by private vehicles from the airport to the hotel,
  • 3 nights of hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on a bed and breakfast plan,
  • Permits for the Everest National Park and TIMS (trek information management system) card,
  • An experienced, licensed guide and porters (with one porter assigned for every two clients),
  • All necessary food, salary, insurance, equipment, transportation, accommodation, and local taxes for the guides and porters,
  • Local transportation by car or jeep,
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner), accommodation, and tea or coffee (in the morning only) during the trek,
  • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu.
What is not included
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu,
  • Your travel insurance,
  • International flight, departure tax, and domestic flight ticket,
  • Any expense of personal,
  • Nepal entry visa fee And the entrance fee while you are sightseeing,
  • Any kind of Bar bills,
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic Drinks,
  • Rescue operation,
  • Tips to guide and porter are expected after your trip.
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Total Distance of Gokyo-Chola pass-EBC-Trekking & Walking hours:

The total distance and duration of the Gokyo-Chola pass-EBC trek can vary depending on the specific itinerary and route chosen by the trekking company, but generally, the trek covers a distance of approximately 120-150 kilometers (75-93 miles) and takes around 12 to 18 days to complete.

In terms of walking hours per day, it can vary depending on the trail conditions, your fitness level, and the altitude. Typically, trekkers can expect to walk for around 5-7 hours per day, with some days being shorter and others being longer. The trail can be steep and rocky in some sections, and trekkers may also have to cross high passes like Chola pass, so it’s important to be prepared for some challenging days. To make the most of your experience and to avoid altitude sickness, it’s important to walk at a steady and slow pace, taking regular breaks, and listen to your body.

Acute Mountain Sickness(AMS)

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is a common condition that can occur when trekking at high altitudes. It is caused by the lack of oxygen at high elevations and can range from mild symptoms to severe, life-threatening conditions. Symptoms of AMS include headaches, nausea, fatigue, shortness of breath, and difficulty sleeping.

It is important to take necessary precautions to avoid AMS while trekking the Gokyo-Chola pass trek. Trekkers should be aware of the symptoms and take the necessary steps to prevent or treat the condition. This includes proper acclimatization, staying well-hydrated, and avoiding alcohol and other depressants. It’s also important to note that AMS can occur at any altitude above 2,500m (8,200ft) and can affect anyone, regardless of age, sex, or physical condition.

If you experience severe symptoms or worsening symptoms, it is important to descend immediately and seek medical attention. This trek is considered a moderate to challenging trek and includes a significant risk of altitude sickness, so it’s important to take necessary precautions and be well-informed about the symptoms before embarking on the trek.

Gokyo-Chola-pass-trekking Difficulties:

The Gokyo-Chola pass trek is considered a moderate to challenging trek. Some of the difficulties that trekkers may face on this trek include:

  • High Altitude: The trek reaches high altitudes, and the risk of altitude sickness is significant. It’s important to take necessary precautions and be well-informed about the symptoms before embarking on the trek.
  • Cold temperatures: The temperatures can drop significantly at night, especially at higher elevations, so it’s important to pack warm clothing and gear.
  • Steep and rocky terrain: The trail can be steep and rocky in some sections, which can be challenging for some trekkers.
  • Long days: Some days of the trek involve long hours of walking, which can be physically demanding.
  • Accommodation: Accommodation is basic, mostly in a teahouse and you will be sharing the room with other trekkers.
  • Weather: The trek passes through high mountain passes and passes through snowy areas, so the weather can be unpredictable, and trekkers should be prepared for rain, snow, or sunshine.
  • Remote Area: The trek takes place in a remote area, and medical facilities are limited. It’s important to have comprehensive travel insurance before embarking on the trek.

It’s important to note that the trek is challenging but with adequate preparation, a positive attitude, and the right gear, it can be a truly rewarding and unforgettable experience.

Guire and Porer for Gokyo-Chola pass-EBC trek and their salary:

A guide and a porter are essential for a successful and enjoyable Gokyo-Chola pass-EBC trek. A guide is responsible for leading the trek and providing information about the culture, history, and natural environment of the area, as well as helping with navigation, arranging accommodations, and handling any problems that may arise. A porter, on the other hand, is responsible for carrying trekkers’ personal gear and supplies.

The salary of a guide and a porter depends on the trekking company and the region. In Nepal, the average daily salary for a guide ranges from $25 to $35 per day, and for a porter, it ranges from $18 to $20 per day. However, it’s important to note that the salary may vary depending on the company and the region. Some agencies may charge more and some may charge less.

It’s also important to note that the salary of the guide and porter should include their insurance, meals, and accommodation during the trek. Additionally, it’s important to tip them on the last day of the trek as a token of appreciation for their hard work and service. A good tip would be around $10-13 per day for the guide and $6-9 per day for the porter.

Gokyo-Chola pass-EBC trek FAQs⇓

What is the Gokyo-Chola pass-EBC trek?

The Gokyo-Chola pass-EBC trek is a popular trekking route in the Everest region of Nepal that takes you through the beautiful Gokyo valley, over the challenging Chola Pass, and to the iconic Everest Base Camp.

How long is the Gokyo-Chola pass-EBC trek?

The trek usually takes about 15-18 days to complete.

What is the difficulty level of the Gokyo-Chola pass-EBC trek?

The trek is considered to be a difficult trek, and requires a good level of physical fitness and acclimatization to altitude.

What is the highest altitude reached during the Gokyo-Chola pass-EBC trek?

The highest altitude reached during the trek is 5,550 meters at the top of Kalapathar.

What is the best time to do the Gokyo-Chola pass-EBC trek?

The best time to do the trek is from March to May and from September to November, which are the two peak trekking seasons in Nepal.

How many days do we need to acclimatize during the Gokyo-Chola pass-EBC trek?

It is recommended to acclimatize for at least two to three days in Namche Bazaar and/or Dingboche during the trek.

What kind of accommodation is available during the Gokyo-Chola pass-EBC trek?

There are tea houses and lodges available for accommodation along the trekking route.

What kind of food is available during the Gokyo-Chola pass-EBC trek?

There are various options of Nepalese, Tibetan, and Western food available at the tea houses and lodges along the trekking route.

What kind of permits are required for the Gokyo-Chola pass-EBC trek?

A Sagarmatha National Park Permit and a TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) card are required for the trek.

What kind of gear and equipment do I need for the Gokyo-Chola pass-EBC trek?

You will need good quality trekking boots, warm clothes, a sleeping bag, a backpack, and other basic trekking gear. It is recommended to bring trekking poles, crampons, and an ice axe for the Chola Pass.

Is it possible to hire a guide and a porter for the Gokyo-Chola pass-EBC trek?

Yes, it is possible to hire a guide and a porter for the trek.

What is the cost of hiring a guide and a porter for the Gokyo-Chola pass-EBC trek?

The cost of hiring a guide and a porter varies depending on the trekking agency and the duration of the trek.

How do I get to the starting point of the Gokyo-Chola pass-EBC trek?

The trek usually starts from Lukla, which can be reached by a short flight from Kathmandu.

Is it safe to trek the Gokyo-Chola pass-EBC trek?

The trek is generally safe as long as you follow the advice of your guide and take the necessary precautions for altitude sickness and other potential hazards.

What kind of wildlife can be seen during the Gokyo-Chola pass-EBC trek?

The region is home to various species of wildlife such as musk deer, Himalayan Thar(Mountain goat), snow leopard, and different species of birds.

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