EBC Chola Pass Gokyo Trek is one of Breakfree Adventure itinerary packages in which you get to hike to Everest Base Camp, where aspiring mountaineers get ready to summit the pinnacle of Earth, mountain and later to trek over the Gokyo Chola Pass, one of the many in the region, which were once, the only way to get to other parts of the region and to the outer world. It was a necessity back then for the people of the region, the Sherpa community, who made it their home about 500 years ago.
Khumbu or Everest region, not only houses the highest mountain, Mount Everest (8848m) on our planet Earth, but because of it, has given vent to a regional barrier between the Indian subcontinent and the north part of Asia. The only means of getting to the north only for Nepal, but also for the sporadic commerce that took by the Indian, were through these passes all along with the mighty Himalayan range. This EBC Chola Pass Gokyo Trek, simply gives you a taste of hiking over the pass with reasonable more comfort, than back then with the additional advantage of doing so, in a pristine environment in the shadows of Mount Everest.
In addition to having done EBC Chola Pass Gokyo Trek and getting to do so in the shadows of Everest this Everest Base Camp Chola Pass Gokyo Trekking also gives you the sights and sound of a world far apart from the world that you do most of your trekking in. You get to see and feel some of the unique culture evolved by the Buddhist faith of the Sherpa community so entrenched into the ecology of the terrain. It just goes to show that man and nature can co-exist in total harmony if untouched by total modernisation. It is the spiritual reverence that brings about such vital harmony which is shown by the prayer flags on the trails fluttering away as if in respect to the almighty, boulders made into walls with etched in prayers and mystic symbols called mani walls, the Chorten gates with prayers and deities worked into them at the entrance to even the smallest cluster of home, the monasteries where spiritualism and the walk of life are kept alive and so made to allow the denizens of the area, not forget the past and the cattle like yaks so acclimatized to such terrain are some of the side spectacles of this Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lakes and Chola Pass trek. They not only give you something more to do in such treks and others like Classic Everest Base Camp Trek.
Some of the takeaway that you would get from this is in the abundance. The first being the most important is that you do the trek mostly in the shadows of Mount Everest and secondly, the trek gives you various angles from which you are able to see this gigantic mountain. The next being the thrill of landing and taking off by air to Lukla the only airport in the region. Though, the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla might be just 40 minutes, in it you get to see Everest from the top along with other High Himalayan Mountain range along with glaciers that are born from them being in such high altitude, along with the mid – Himalayan range with the plethora of valleys below lush green hills. Then there is the trial itself, in which the culture of the region is portrayed so entwined into natural harmony giving the aspiring mountaineers the fortitude to climb to the pinnacles of Earth from Everest Base Camp, which you visit on this Everest Base Camp Chola Pass Gokyo Trek. Then there is Kalapathar, an anomaly, in a region where everything, seems either rustic in the high altitude cold or different shades of white because of snow, it seems to be a pile of boulders which happened to have popped up from the crust of the earth in black to blackish grey in colour. The climb to this section of the trek, gives you a look at Everest from a totally different angle in the glory of an early morning sunrise. The crowning glory of it all besides trekking in the region of Everest, is passing over one of the high altitudes passes, being then vital to the people of this region and feeling how it might have been, these passes in historical times. Furthermore, this Gokyo Chola Pass EBC Trek brings you in touch with unique flora, fauna and birds on Earth while on the trek, special among them, and the yak domesticate for the sustenance of the people of this region.
What do I gain in such Treks?
You might have hiked in other parts of the world, but not having trekked in the vicinity of Mount Everest, is the equivalent of not having done it at all. But to the contrary, having trekked even one of the trekking in Nepal itinerary such as Everest Luxury Trek Pikey Peak Trek Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek is an experience accumulated to the rest. Besides, hiking in mountain and getting to see various aspects of human endearment associated with it, you do the hike in a secure, undulated atmosphere not touched by road, so it is naturally understandable that not being polluted like others, the hike is rejuvenating to the body physically, spiritually and psychologically where you return to whatever your life is associated with, you turn out better. You are totally a new person. Holidays ought to have such attributes associated with them especially with modern living.
Outline Trekking Itinerary for EBC Chola Pass Gokyo Trek
Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu
Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu and Trek Preparation
Day 3: Kathmandu to Lukla (40 min flight) hike to Phakding (2610m) – 3 hours walk approx.
Day 4: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3627m) – 4 hours walk approx.
Day 5: Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar – Short Hike to Everest Hotel
Day 6: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3790m) – 5 hour walk approx
Day 7: Tengboche to Dingboche (4350m) – 6 hour walk approx.
Day 8: Acclimatize at Dingboche and Short Trek to Chhukung Valley
Day 9: Dingboche to Lobuche (4950m) 8 to 9 hour walk approx.
Day 10: Gorak Shep to EBC to Gorak Shep – 8 hours Walk approx.
Day 11: Gorak Shep to Kalapathar (5550m) to Dzongla (4830m) 8 hours Walk approx.
Day 12: Crossing Cho La Pass (5420m) and onto Dragnag (4600m)
Day 13: Dragnag to Gokyo (4870m) and Visit to Fifth Lake and back to Gokyo
Day 14: Hike to Gokyo Ri and onto Dole (4200m) – 4 to 5 hour walk approx
Day 15: Dole to Namche Bazaar – 4 to 5 hour walk approx.
Day 16: Namche Bazaar to Lukla – 6 to 7 hours walk approx.
Day 17: 40 Minute Flight to Kathmandu
Day 18: Transfer to the Airport for your onward destination