FAQs Gokyo Fifth Lake & Chola Pass EBC Trek.

Can I do Gokyo Lake, Chola Pass and EBC Trek?

It's a difficult grading trail. There is involving Chola pass high up to [5,368 meters/17,611ft], with a moraine and lots of uphill and downhill trails. The trail pass snow-covered land, avalanche, and rockfall zones and icy trail in snowfall season. This trip can be completed within 13 to 14 days, that is if the trekker can walk 3 to 8 hours a day. or it depends on your walking speed. During the trip, you can have vistas of Mountains View and a fascinating Gokyo fifth Lake's views. For the whole trip, you can enjoy a delicious variety of meals with hot drinks. There is also a facility of internet and WIFI service along the route. There are available clean and comfortable rooms for accommodation throughout the trail. The trekking route passes through the famous mountaineer Sherpa's villages, monasteries, and the farmers cultivated farmlands, lodges and trekking shops. You will be a witness to Sherpa's unique culture and lifestyle for the whole trip.

What is the best time of a year to trek Gokyo Fifth Lake, Chola Pass and EBC Trek?

There are two distinct trekking seasons. The best months to trek to Gokyo fifth Lake, Chola Pass, and EBC are pre-monsoon (beginning of March to the end of May) and for the post-monsoon (from September to the end of November). If you are available then the following times, we highly recommend you to do your trip from the beginning of April to mid-May in the spring season and mid-October to the end of November in the autumn season. These months will be less crowded with tourists and we will have stable weather in the Gokyo fifth Lake, Chola pass and EBC trek.

How long does it take to do Gokyo fifth Lake, Chola pass and EBC?

For the keen of adventure or nature lovers, it doesn’t matter how long does it take to do the Gokyo fifth Lake, Chola pass and EBC Trek. However, the Gokyo fifth Lake, Chola pass and EBC Trek is risky with high altitude, rockfalls, and avalanches in the snowfall season. Gokyo fifth Lake, Chola pass and EBC Trail is approximately 138km long from Lukla to Gokyo Lake, Chola pass, EBC, and return Lukla.

Normally, the Gokyo fifth Lake, Chola pass and EBC trek can be done within 14 days.  If the hiker can hike 3 to 8 hours each day with lots of uphill and downhill along the raw trail.

Don't worry if you aren't a regular trekker or if you just have a general fitness level, you can always trek to Gokyo fifth Lake, Chola pass and EBC. But you must consider having acclimatization days to adjust the unfamiliar thin air surroundings.

What is the accommodation like in Gokyo fifth Lake, Chola Pass and EBC Trek?

Gokyo fifth Lake, Chola pass and EBC trek offers Tea Houses for basic accommodation to a highly luxurious hotel. Usually, people call it lodge rather than a hotel in these hilly areas. There are two categories of rooms such as a common room (nonattached bathroom) and standard room (attached bathroom). We Himalayan Diamond Adventure provide you a wide range of accommodations throughout the trail. Often the rooms available in Gokyo fifth Lake, Chola pass and EBC trails have two beds in a room mostly wooden style beds. There will be a Blanket, sheet cover, pillow, etc. Toilets at these places are almost western-style while at some places there are typical styles.

What kind of documents do I need for Gokyo fifth Lake, Chola Pass and EBC Trek?

Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets.

Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance.

Dollars or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying at restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your drinks and gifts.

Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.

Travel insurance protects travelers in case of emergency or interruption of a trip:

During the time of emergencies like acute mount sickness (AMS) or a natural calamity, you might have to be immediately deported in a helicopter. The cost of such deportation is covered by health insurance that needs to be purchased before you start the trek. Consult any travel agency regarding the purchase of insurance, they should guide you through it. Make sure that you do not start the trek without it. The insurance policy should cover the Helicopter rescue evacuation, up to 6,000 meters and medical hospitalization and accident.