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Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking - 18 Days

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Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek

Fact of the Trip:

Region: Everest Region Nepal

Activities: Trekking, Hiking, Cultural Observation

Accommodation: Lodge, Camping, Resort Hotels.

Access: Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking 

Transportation: Flight.

Best Season: Autumn and Spring.

Maximum Altitude: 5545m.

Duration: 18 days

Cost: USD 1595

Grade: Moderate/Difficult

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
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Trip Highlights

  • Make a first move from Kathmandu to Lukla via flight.
  • One who be keen on, to withstand of an annoying nature.
  • Exhibit of ferocious ice-falls and glaciers.
  • Obstinately standing of several 8000 meters above peaks.
  • Extinct flora and fauna can be observed.
  • Tuneful sanctified Mantra of Buddhists that easy on the ear.  

Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking if you're a traveler that loves challenges and nature, then this trek to 'Gokyo Cho La Pass' is all that you've ever dream of. This 18-21 days long trek's ultimate challenge is to hike up to Cho La Pass at 5,420m and make interesting climbs to Gokyo Ri, Chukkung Ri and Kala Patthar for the never seen before mountain views, ice falls and glaciers of 'Mahalangur Himalayan ranges'. The trek also has in store for you, the spectacular views of five 8,000 m high peaks – Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Lhotse Shar.

Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking

The trek to Gokyo Cho La Pass begins with an exciting flight from Kathmandu to Lukla; next up we follow through Dudh Koshi River to Namche Bazaar. The trail to Gokyo is a slow ascent up the valley passing through the patches of dense rhododendron and birch forests - the elusive musk deer also peeks at you at times. Enjoying the scenic landscapes and yak grazing settlements, we reach the Gokyo lakes, where we hike up the Gokyo peak and relax with the mesmerizing beauty of snow-capped mountains including Everest, Nuptse, Cho Oyu, Lhotse and Makalu. The most interesting part of this trek is the climb to Kala Pathar, magical place which offers you with the most beautiful up-close view of Mt. Everest. Our return route is equally captivating as it passes through 'Tengboche', a magnificent place with a fascinating Monastery, it's where we rest our mind, body and soul with the incredible scenery, out of this world mountain views and 'Om Mani Padme hum'

Our trek to Gokyo Cho La Pass has everything that the 'Everest Region' has to offer including fantastic mountain views, unique culture of local people, picturesque villages, artistic Tibetan monasteries and friendly Sherpa's- who will surely win your hearts?

If you have any additional queries about the Gokyo Chola Pass trekking package, feel free to contact us online!  We at Skyline will try our level best to provide you the best trekking services to Nepal. We appreciate your feedback. 

Day 01: Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu. Welcome with bunch of flower assistance at the Airport and meet with our staff (One of our company staff will be waiting you at the Airport with display your name ".........." which is print on A4 size paper) and pick up by our private vehicle and than 20 minutes drive to the Hotel. After few minutes rest in hotel, Visit in our office and have hot/cold drinks (Tea/Coffee) waiting to serve and have join together, One of our staff will brief you regarding the trip and introduction with your guide. O/N at hotel.

Day 02: 40 minutes flight to Lukla and commence trek to Phakding (2652m) 3 hrs. Overnight at guesthouse. (B.L.D)

Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3446m) 6 hrs. Overnight at guesthouse. (B.L.D)

Day 04: Acclimatization day, hike to Everest view hotel (3900m) 4 hrs. (B.L.D)

Day 05: Trek to Dole (4190m) 5 hrs. Overnight at guesthouse. (B.L.D)

Day 06: Trek to Machhermo (4410m) 5 hrs. Overnight at guesthouse. (B.L.D)

Day 07: Trek to Gokyo Lake (4750m) 4 hrs. Overnight at guesthouse. (B.L.D)

Day 08: Hike to Gokyo RI (5360m) 4 hrs. Overnight at guesthouse. (B.L.D)

Day 09: Gokyo Lake to Dragnak (4700m) 3 hrs. Overnight at guesthouse. (B.L.D)

Day 10: Trek to Dzongla (4830m) via Chola pass (5420m) 7 hrs. (B.L.D)

Day 11: Trek to Lobuche (4910m) 3 hrs. Overnight at guesthouse. (B.L.D)

Day 12: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364m), and return to Gorekshep (5180m) 8 hrs. (B.L.D)

Day 13: Hiking to Kalapattar (5545m) - Gorekshep - Pheriche (4210m) 7 hrs. (B.L.D)

Day 14: Trek to Namche, 7 hrs. Overnight at guesthouse, (B.L.D)

Day 15: Trek to Lukla, 7 hrs. Overnight at guesthouse, (B.L.D)

Day 16: Fly back to Kathmandu (1337m) 40 - min. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakast (B)

Day 17: Full day (6 hrs) guided sightseeing in Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Patan Durbar Square. Overnight at hotel. Rest of of time for shopping (B)

Day 18: Final departure to your home country. (B)

 Cost Includes:

  • International/Domestic Airport Pick up and drop off by our private vehicle
  • Kathmandu hotel room on Breakfast, (B) basis
  • All land transfer as per above itinerary
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry permits fees
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) permit fees.
  • Accommodation and 3 meals a day while on the trek
  • Fully escorted trek with English speaking license holder local Sherpa trekking Guide & provided each 2 persons 1 Porter provided
  • Domestic air fare from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
  • All program according to itineraries on full board.
  • Fluent English speaking license holder sightseeing tour guide
  • Sightseeing tour guide fees
  • Sightseeing entrance fee
  • Wages, equipment, insurance and other facilities to staffs

  Cost excludes:

  • Nepal entry visa fee US$ 40 (duration 30 days from date of issue) you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu. (it will be ready within few minutes) You will require each 2 passport size photos.
  • Kathmandu Hotel Lunch and Dinner (L, D)
  • Travel Insurance and medical evacuation in case of emergency
  •  Personal Spending money and all kind of drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks) bar bill, Int'l Telephone bill, laundry, Hot shower, Tips for guide, porter and driver. (Tipping is expected).

Note: In case of emergency for helicopter rescue during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by our company (Skyline Treks & Expedition (P) Ltd.) The rescue charges and medical evacuation must be paid by the clients themselves.

Where is Nepal?

Nepal, a sovereign Independent Kingdom, lies between 80 degree 12' east longitude and 26 degree 22' and 30 degree 27' north latitude. It is bounded on the north by the Tibet Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China; on the east by Sikkim and West Bengal of the Indian Union on the south by Indian States of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh and on the west by Uttar Pradesh of Indian Union. The length of the Kingdom is 885 kilometers east-west and its breath varies from 145 to 241 kilometers north-south. Climatically, it lies in the temperate zone with the added advantage of altitude.

Why is Nepal such a fascinating country for many people?

The Himalayan kingdom of Nepal is a land of scenic mountains, time-worn temples and some of the best walking trails on Earth. It's a small country, but it's rich in scenic splendor and exotic cultures. The people of Nepal are as diverse as their country and represent distinct cultures and races.

Though they speak a variety of tongues and practice different religions, they are the friendliest people that you would ever meet. The kingdom has long exerted a pull on the Western imagination and it's a difficult place to dislodge from your memory once you return. So, wait until you're actually here in Nepal.

As a traveler, there is endless number of surprises Nepal has to offer you. Kathmandu Valley with its thousands of Hindu temples, Buddhist stupas, stunning architecture and rich pageantry can be quite beyond words. If you are careful enough not to get entangled in the superficial facade of a flatly "modernizing" capital city, Kathmandu probably offers you as exotic and urban experience as you can get.

Beyond Kathmandu, it’s another world altogether. Most travelers to Nepal want to check out the truly spectacular Himalayas along with the higher hills. A few go there to scale the high mountains, but many are nature lovers who trek along landscapes filled with deep valleys, lush forests, snow trails, terraced fields, and above all, the most hospitable people.

Travelers to Nepal also love making a safari trip to one of the National Parks in Nepal. The most popular one is the Chitwan National Park in the southern plains which hosts a diverse wildlife reserves including the rare Asian one-horn rhino.

Do I need a visa to travel to Nepal?

All foreign nationals, except Indian Citizens, need visas to enter Nepal.

What do I need to get my visa? 

You need a valid passport, two passport size photos and US$ in cash.

Where do I apply to get my visa?

The best way to apply for visa is from the Nepalese diplomatic missions in your home country. The other choice is to get it from Immigration office upon your arrival day at the entry points of Nepal.

What if I decided to stay more than 60 days in Nepal? Where and what should I do to extend my Tourist Visa?

There's no problem in it. The Immigration Department of Kathmandu or Pokhara can extend the visa for another 30 days and the charge for this is US$ 50. Indeed the visa can be extended for a total of 120 days, an additional 30 days visa may be granted on reasonable grounds from the Immigration Office. Nevertheless, a tourist cannot stay in Nepal under tourist-visa for more than 150 cumulative days.

How to Enter Nepal?

In order to fly directly to Nepal from your home country, Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu is the only international airport in Nepal. TIA has direct air link with Osaka, Shanghai, London, Frankfurt, Hongkong, Singapore, Bangkok, Delhi, Dubai, Bombay and Calcutta. Lufthansa, Nepal Airlines (NAC), Air India, Singapore Airlines, Thai are the airlines that carry most of the foreign travelers into Kathmandu; and if you buy tickets from any other airlines, you will probably connect with one of these airlines for the final leg of your flight. Alternatively, if you have time and enthusiasm, traveling overland to Nepal via India is an option.

When is the best time to travel in Nepal? 

The weather is probably the best guide for deciding when to plan your trip to Nepal. The best time to visit Nepal is between September to November and March to May.

What is the national language of Nepal?

Nepal's national language is called Nepali. It is written in Devnagri Script. This script is the same as the one used in Hindi language - the national language of India. There are more than 72 different spoken languages in Nepal. It is also official language of Nepal.

What's the common form of greeting in Nepal?

It is called Namaste or Namaskar. You can say the greeting in words as well as do it using a gesture. Join your palms together and bring them close to your chest and about 5 to 7 inches below your chin. The word Namaste has many meanings such as Hello, How are you? I am glad to see you, nice to meet you, good morning, etc.

What are some basic Nepali customs that I should know about?

  • Take off your shoes before entering a temple or one's home
  • Ask for permission before entering a Hindu temple
  • Taking photographs inside the most temples are considered illegal
  • Ask for permission before taking photographs of objects, and including Nepali people.
  • Nepali people are friendly by nature. Have a genuine interest in them. Talk to them. Be friendly as you travel

What time is it now in Nepal and what’s the phone code?

Nepali time is GMT/UTC plus 5 Hours 45 minutes. Area code for dialing to Nepal: Country Code: 977 Kathmandu City Code: 1 (e.g. 977 1 4212737 First three digits is the country code, second is the area code, the last digits are telephone numbers.

What is the currency of Nepal?

Nepalese currency is spelled as Nepalese Rupees or Rupee (Rs) or Nepali Rupee, and in short it is written NRS or RS. 100 Paisa equals 1 Rs. Currently Notes of the following denominations are used: 1000, 500, 100, 50, 25, 10, 5, 2, and 1 rupees. Coin hasn't been popular in Nepal and hence is almost always ignored in business. The coins of the following denominations can be found: 1 paisa, 5 paisa, 10 paisa, 50 paisa and 1 Rs, 2 Rs, and 5 Rs. It is recommended that you travel with smaller notes in less populated areas, while large notes are easily accepted elsewhere.

Are there ATM facilities in Nepal?

Yes, in Kathmandu and Pokhara. International credit cards (Master Card, Visa Card etc) are also accepted in all leading hotels, shopping centers, bars and restaurants in Nepal.

Will my Cell phone (mobile phone) work in Nepal?

Please, Contact your service provider and check if Nepal country is included in their `Global roaming' package. Please note, not all parts of Nepal are covered by the GSM Network in Nepal.

What are health requirements to visit Nepal? 

Nepal does not require any specific immunization for visitors. It is however best to have vaccine before coming to Nepal. Your doctors can advice you on the type of vaccine to be taken to travel to third world countries like Nepal.

What about getting to Nepal from Tibet?

The crossing between Nepal and Tibet via Kodari is only open to organized groups but not to individual travelers heading north. Be prepared with alternative plans if you're thinking about using this route, because landslides regularly make it impassable during the monsoon.

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