A highly challenging and technical trek in the Everest region- Everest Gokyo Lake Cho La Pass Trek is a dream trip of the adventure lovers around the world. The trek is extremely popular for the scenic features it bears and the destinations it covers passing through the spectacular landscape and the hidden Sherpa valleys. The trek marks the single perfect trip that includes the adventure ethos, walking through the steep and icy trail of the Cho La Pass, from the Gokyo valley and trekking to the world’s awe-inspiring destination of Everest base camp.
Taking a good morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, Everest base camp via Gokyo Lake Cho La Pass trek goes through the gentle trail to Phakding crossing the steel bridge. Once you reach to Jorsalle, you commence up and take an explore day at Namche Bazaar helps you to acclimatize. The aura of the Sherpa cultural heritages as ancient monasteries and the local customs entice you wonderfully. The trail to Gokyo valley is still challenging, but not a big deal for those envisioning trekking via the Cho La Pass. An acclimatizing day with the hike to Gokyo Ri as per suggested by Nepal Kameleon Holidays, offers the breathtaking views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and the neighboring peaks. Redirecting to the Cho La top via Dragnag, the technical route begins. Scrambling up hill, the increasing thin air region and steep rock falling route appear as a challenge, but once you put your feet on the gigantic boulders, they energize you to head upwards. The mind-blowing sceneries swap your tiredness into motivation.
Walking down gradually from the Cho La top (5330 meters) through the natural staircase, you reach to Dzongla and climb up to Lobuche. Trek to Everest base camp is a step ahead via Gorakshep. This world class epic route is awesome. To celebrate the trip success, you trek down to Lukla via Pangboche and conclude the Gokyo Cho La Pass trekking with a flight to Kathmandu.
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Cho La Pass is one of the high passes of the Everest region. For this trek, March to May and September to November are the best time. All you need to remember is to have good physical fitness and acclimatization. You can do it and get incredible lifelong memories. Please, feel free to contact Nepal Kameleon Holidays for more details.
Trekking is an adventurous multi-days walk to a certain destination. In Nepal, trekking includes walking in the Himalayas and green hills.
Trekking requires good physical fitness. It means you should be able to walk 5-7 hours a day. If you have adverse health, it is not suitable for the altitude trek, so choose lower altitude trekking. To ensure that you can go to the high altitude, visit your doctor and get advices.
Well, there are several ways that you can follow. Nepal Kameleon Holidays applies some of the easiest ways for the acclimatization. Trek high sleep low is our method of trekking. Another way is to take a rest and acclimatization day and you can walk around that habituates your acclimatization level. It is the most important part. Eating foods with soup and drinking warm soups keep you warm and energized.
Sun is very direct and more powerful in the high altitude due to the cold and hot mixture. This can burn your skin and harm your eyes. So, bring sun block cream for the skin and UV ray protection glasses.
High altitude sickness if often asked question. And it is in fact really necessary to know about this matter. Our guide applies first aid treatment, and if it is an emergency and do not have another way out of the medical access, helicopter evacuation is the ultimate way. But, you need to know that it is an emergency. Otherwise, trekking down or taking a rest day can be effective.
We would like to let you know that Nepal is safe for female travelers and it is same of the Himalayan trekking. Our field staffs are experienced how to let the solo female travelers feel safe and trek with confidence.
Packings depend on the trekking you are going to do. If you are going to the alpine trekking, you need warm clothes, windproof and down jacket and other things. If you are doing lower altitude trekking, less equipment is required. Please, see our equipment checklist.
Comfortable boots with thick sole and warm woolen socks are necessary for the trekking. If it is alpine altitude, bring more spare socks. It is easy for you to bring slippers and change at the lodge.
Generally porters carry 15-20 kg baggage in the trekking. It can be more in altitude trekking. Avoid unnecessary equipments and put them in the hotel's storage or the locker.
Tipping is not mandatory, but it is expected. It makes the living of guides and porters easy.
We provide food and accommodation along with any transportation service on the fully inclusive trips. However, if the trip is extended on your interest or due to unavoidable situation, you need to cover the extra cost. Also, if you want to have the things not included in our cost, it is easy for you. So, bring some cash with you.
Mobile phone connections are available in many parts of Nepal now a days. Beside this, internet wifi connections are spreading throughout the country. So, communication service is being easily accessible in most of the trekking routes.
You shouldn't pay any extra charges even though you are a solo traveler. However, the cost of solo traveling and traveling in a group certainly differ.
There are various causes of not finishing the trek. Nepal Kameleon Holidays can't refund you in this situation as it already booked the accommodation and other services. However, in some situation, the company can offer another alternative trip, but not refund.
Trekking is an adventurous journey, so it needs insurance. But, if you are trekking in the lower altitude, below than 3000 meters, you do not require. Be sure about the altitude. Travel insurance helps you to be evacuated in the emergency and covering the medical cost.
Tea house serves the meals as well. They offer extended menu with the typical Nepali food items to the continental cuisine.
Mineral water bottles can be bought in many parts of the trekking areas. You can drink the water from natural resources by using the purifying tablet or liquid.
It is a whole preparation by the trekking team. There will be kitchen staffs and porters along with you and they serve your meals and sleep in tents.
Trekking is for you. No matter either you love adventurous or less adventurous trek, you will find your suitable trips.
The trekking trail goes through the isolated region of the countryside. It can be the wilderness of forest and grasslands. Trekking with a guide is sharing their experience and you get the energy to trek confidently. If some emergency occurs, guide will assist you. To communicate with the local people and experience their life, you need a translator, and guide is needed in every moment. Trekking is always adventurous.
Everybody can go and find their suitable packages. The needed things are your interest and budget.
No age restrictions are there for trekking. Lower altitude regions are suitable for family trips. Even children and seniors can do high altitude trekking like Everest base camp trek. There are records that even about 70 years' people are doing that. No worries about age…just be confident.
Trekking is adventurous. But there are treks with easy, moderate and adventurous trips. The difficulty level depends on the specific trips.
Previous trekking experiences are really helpful, especially to trek in the high/alpine altitude. But, it is not mandatory. Be sure that you can do it.
Of course not. The equipment depends on the trips. Higher altitude treks require comparatively more packing and lower altitude trekkers can pack lightly. You can find the full details about it on the equipment checklist.
Travel insurance is an important part of the trekking and any other adventure activities. If you are going higher than 2700 meters, high altitude symptoms start to be seen. In the remote countryside, there are no facilitated hospitals that can care the emergency situations. Having travel insurance helps you to trek confidently and if there is required of emergency evacuation, Heli rescue is necessary. You should do insurance regarding the high altitude of your trekking destination. But if you are taking city tours or lower altitude treks, it's okay even if you do not have insurance. If you want insurance in Nepal, we can help you.
The best time for the trekking in Nepal Himalayas are spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). The weather gets cleared during these seasons. Beside this, Nepal has multiple regions that are suitable to travel in monsoon and winter too. Dolpo region and Upper Mustang region are suitable to trek in monsoon. Lower altitude treks in Annapurna, Manaslu and other parts are suitable for the winter trips.
Generally, yes. Trekking usually goes through the National Park or Conservation Areas. To enter, you need to show the permit. TIMS card is the identity of the trekkers, which is also compulsive. If it is not a preserved area, you do not need permits. There are some restricted parts as Dolpo and Upper Mustang that require restricted area permits.
Generally, trekking has got 2-4 weeks of itineraries, including arrival and departure day. High altitude treks are longer and lower altitude treks are shorter.
You need to walk 4-6 hrs each day on the trekking. But in some particular days, you need to walk for about 10 hours. For example, at the day of crossing the Thorong La Pass, at the reaching day to Everest base camp or Kalapatthar hiking day. You walk 5-15 kilometers each day, depending the trail and altitude level.
Most of the trekking trails have basic lodges, which is also called tea houses. They are cozy and adaptable.
Teahouse trekking is a lodge based trekking. It is the most common form of today's trekking that you stay in local lodges and eat there.
If you have to cancel the trip, you have to write us and get the acknowledgement of the company. Then deducting the cancellation charge, the company will finalize it
In Nepal: 20% of the total trip cost
Outside of Nepal: 50% of the total trip cost
For the trip cancellation of Tibet and Bhutan, you need to let us know a month prior. To cancel the Nepal, you have to let us know 10 days earlier of the trip date.
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