Trip Introduction: Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking-2023,2024
Everest Base Camp Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking Route serves as one of the finest adventures in the Gokyo Valley region. This route is for adventurers who seek raw, natural beauty and scenic diversity combined with unique cultures and traditions. Join this trek for some of the most stunning views of the Himalayas. This trek has varying landscapes; beautiful valleys, deep gorges, majestic glaciers, and glacial rivers. The villages have maintained the allure of tradition and culture for ages. Furthermore, take on the challenging and formidable Cho La Pass (5,420m). Lay eyes on the Ngozumba glacier – the largest in the Himalayas. Explore Gokyo village, one of the highest settlements in the world.
Suitable for the daredevil and intrepid travelers who seek a challenge, Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking Route has various gifts in store for the explorers. We start with the cultural and historical heritage of the Kathmandu Valley, then we depart to the Himalayas. The trek starts with a scenic flight over rolling hills leading to the lofty Himalayas. We follow serpentine rivers and trek through the settlements en route to the Namche Bazaar.
The route is sprinkled with prayer flags, prayer wheels, and Mani stones. Enjoy the rhododendron forest, ancient monasteries, suspension bridges, and views of the Himalayas at various points along the route.
Next, we will arrive at Namche Bazaar along this Everest Base Camp Gokyo Valley Cho La Pass Trekking Route. This bustling hub of the Khumbu region serves as the trading center. It is a favorite acclimatization place for Everest climbers and trekkers alike. The trek continues to higher altitudes up to the ancient monasteries in Tengboche, Dingboche before moving on to the iconic Everest Base Camp.
Trekkers then return to Lobuche before going to Thangan. It is here where we will arrive at the challenging Cho La Pass. Witness the marvelous mountain scenery from the pass. Immerse yourself in the unique culture and tradition of the Sherpa community. This culture is influenced by Tibetan Buddhism. Follow the footsteps of legendary climbers as you trek through various stopovers along the trail. After conquering the challenging pass, you shall traverse through the unique settlements of Gokyo, Dole, Machhermo, and others before passing through Namche again. Afterward, it’s back to Lukla where we will depart for Kathmandu announcing the end of this challenging trek.
19 Days Everest Base Camp Gokyo Valley Cho La Pass Trek route has a carefully crafted itinerary to provide you with proper acclimatization, safety, and the best expedition. Due to the strenuous nature of this trek, trekkers need to have above-average physical fitness and endurance. Join hands with Nepal Trekking Planner for professional service, an experienced guide, amazing porters, a carefully planned itinerary, reasonable price, and quality service above and beyond the standards set by regulating agencies in Nepal. If you are a daredevil seeking an authentic trekking adventure choose Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking Route.
Climate and Weather during Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking
Himalayan climate can be unpredictable sometimes even in good best seasons, where April and May to the first weeks of June will be the best time during spring times when days are longer with enough sunlight hours.
Morning and nighttime as well as in shade can be cold and much freezing temperatures around higher areas above 3,000 m.
Other months from September to November are another great time for treks around Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking and other areas of the Himalayas when days are clear for views and to summit the top of the peak, although much colder months of the autumn season with extremely cold during morning and night time, where sunlight is much shorter.
Best Seasons for Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking
Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking can be done nearly all months of the year. However, the best time is from March to May, in the spring season, and from mid-September till December, months during autumn and pre-winter season.
March to May is a lovely time with enough day lights and sunshine. When high hills with forests of tall trees and bushes of rhododendron are in full bloom with other wildflowers, make this trek more exciting and special.
Most days are clear from morning till late afternoon but can get cloudy sometimes with a chance of snows around higher elevations, and cold in the morning and nighttime (not adding extra wind-chill factors).
Mid-September to December during the autumn/fall season where most days are crystal clear from morning till midafternoon but with short daylights, much colder and freezing temperatures in the morning and night as well in shades, away from sunlight (not adding extra wind-chill factors).
Some people might be interested to trek during the low season of wet monsoons. Most days are cloudy that obstructing views of peaks, encountering less and few numbers of trekkers during the rainy season of Mid-June to Mid-September, but very lush and green with enough moisture that supports more oxygen to help acclimatization, days are longer with sunlight due to summer and monsoon season around Nepal and other Himalayan destinations much warmer than other seasons of spring and autumn.
Local Culture and Religion in the trail of Gokyo Cho La Pass combined with Everest Base Camp trek
Sherpa are the natives of Everest and other higher Himalayan regions, the word “Sherpa” comes from the Tibetan language. As East for Sher and Pa means people, where Sherpa migrated around the high Himalayas of Nepal around Mid-East and Far Eastern Himalayas range from Eastern parts of Tibet.
Way back more than 400 years of history, the Sherpa normally are farmers and livestock herding like cows and yaks interwoven with strong Buddhism religion and fascinating cultures that you can witness walking around villages.
In every Sherpa village, one can find a monastery, some are older by more than 500 years like the “monastery of Thame and Pangboche villages”, whereas the famous monastery of Thyangboche was much older and was destroyed by a huge fire in 1991 and has been built to its original shapes.
As you walk from one village to another, you will come across many prayer walls and religious monuments of Stupas (domes), with rows of spinning prayer wheels.
Sherpa men-folks were the earlier pioneers as mountain and trekking guides and still held the post to the present.
Washing and Toilet facilities at Gokyo and Everest region
All guest houses offer hot showers, which can be a shower stall or a bucket of hot water. Please note that at high altitudes there may not be enough hot water for all the trekkers. Limit the use of hot water unless the water is solar-heated for ecological reasons. Every lodge has some kind of washing facilities but you must carry a bar of soap. If the water is frozen simply ask your guide to get a warm bowl of water.
Toilets are mainly Asian-style squat toilets. The toilets are outside of your room. You are in the mountains: Cleanliness will vary. You should not throw toilet paper in the toilet. Instead, use a rubbish bin that is kept inside the toilet room.
Is Travel Insurance required for Gokyo Cho la Pass trek?
Trekking Planner Nepal strongly advises and recommends all clients to purchase Travel as well as Medical Insurance against unforeseen circumstances that might arise or occur during your Himalayan holidays, where Travel and Medical Insurance should obtain through World Nomads Travel Insurance for your upcoming holiday in Nepal Himalayan destinations.
Whilst all our hikes, trekking, and tour programs with itineraries where accommodations are all set in respective Hotels/lodges/Home Stay, Guest House, and Resorts even camping in some remote areas as per the fixed program itinerary. Some days could be longer or could be shorter depending upon the fitness of the clients, availability of vehicles on time, flight delay, cancellation, unfavorable bad weather, and roads or trail condition. Trekking Planner Nepal requests Clients on booking to acquire Travel and Medical Insurance is compulsory for undertaking any tour and trek. It should include adequate protection for tour/treks duration to cover personal injury, death, medical expenses, and repatriation expenses in any means of transportation on emergency evacuation such as helicopter rescue, air ambulance, and adequate cover for baggage.
In this situation, your selected and chosen tour destination may differ from the program itineraries. In rare cases, we might even have to reroute or cancel the trips as per the political, riot, bad weather, broken road or trail condition, and porter's situation and condition. The company has the right to cancel the trips due to unavoidable conditions beyond our control including if the volume of travelers is less than expected as per the trips selected. In this case, please bear with us we will try our best to adjust the itinerary trips as best as possible for your convenience.
Can Trekkers get Altitude Sickness during Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking
Altitude Sickness can affect anyone. At high altitudes, the decrease in atmospheric pressure makes breathing difficult due to less oxygen. Mainly, it happens above 3300m (10,000ft). Signs and symptoms are as follows:
- Sleepy but can’t sleep.
- Loss of appetite.
Prevention for this is to dress warmly as per weather conditions, drink plenty of water, eat well, and walk slowly. It is a good idea to climb higher than you sleep. Keep hydrated and make sure you avoid alcohol.
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