Everest Cho La Pass Trek
Everest Cho La Pass Trek Via Everest Base Camp
Everest Cho La Pass Trek the most reputed trekking of Everest region. This trekking is combination of many things view point, mountains, tradition, culture and beautiful valley. This trekking region is full of beautiful mountains, forests, flora and fauna. The views top of world Mt. Everest with other many golden dawn mountains Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Makalu (8463m), Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Amadablam (6856m), Mt. Pumori (7145m), Mt. Thamserku (6723m), Mt.Kangtega (6685m) etc. It is Sherpa’s majority and very similar to Tibetan because the ancestor is from Tibet, they are heartily respected Tibetan. Due to which we can learn and explore all about this region trekking in himalaya.
Everest Cho La Pass Trek starts Kathmandu to Lukla by domestic air follow the path of Phakding, Namche bazaar, Dole, Machermo, Gokyo etc. And trek will again end at Lukla after visiting the Everest Gokyo valley. September, October, November, March, April and May is considered as the best season for Atom and spring throughout the year in this valley. You can enjoy the eyeful sights of lofty mountain including Mt. Everest, Mt Makalu, Amadablam, Mt. Pumori, Cho Oyu and Lhotse and others many trekking peak. EBC Chola Pass Trekking combines the awesome trek to Everest base camp, Amazing Chola Pass and Gokyo Valley, and mightly cross pass, huge Ngozumpa glacier. The most view point Everest base camp, Chola Pass and Gokyo Ri. Which offer the Nepal Base Camp Treks (Pvt. Ltd.) wonderful Himalaya views of mountain around you; we will pass through many sprawling villages interacting with local Sherpa Residents and wonderful Everest Chola Pass.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and check-in to Hotel
Day 02: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3441m) – 5 Hours
Day 03: Rest or Explore around the village either hike Everest View Hotel
Day 04: Trek from Namche to Dole (4110m) – 6 Hours
Day 05: Trek from Dole to Machhermo (4470m) – 5 Hours
Day 06: Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo (4800m) – 5 Hours
Day 07: Acclimatization at Gokyo Valley
Day 08: Trek to Gokyo Ri (5357m) and to Thaknak(4750m)–5 Hours
Day 09 Trek from Thaknak to Chola Pass (5367m) to Dzongla (4830m) – 8 Hours
Day 10: Trek from Dzongla to Lobuche (4940m) – 3 Hours
Day 11: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5170m) to Everest Base Camp (5364m) and return back to Gorakshep – 8 Hours
Day 12: Trek from Gorakshep to Kalapatthar to Pheriche (4280m) – 8 Hours
Day 13: Trek from Pheriche to Tyangboche and then to Namche (3400m) – 6 Hours
Day 14: Trek from Namche to Lukla– 7 Hours
Day 15: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
Size of group: 1-12 people
Fitness level: Moderate
Arrival on: Kathmandu, Nepal
Departure from: Kathmandu, Nepal
Selected Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek
Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu and tea houses during the trek
On 18 days Everest Base Camp Chola Pass Trek we experience the astounding iconic mountain views including Mount Everest and the glimpses of the life of the world famous Sherpa people (the climbers) after entering Sagarmatha National Park,a highest world heritage tour site of high altitude Himalayan Buddhist monasteries before accomplishing our unleash goal-reaching Everest Base Camp of the world’s tallest peak , Everest. Trip to the popular Everest Base Camp also provides us the lifetime opportunity to embark on an epic journey that Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary set off to in 1953.
Our 16 days itinerary of Everest Base Camp Trek is designed for those trekkers who are in good physical shape with good health. Some time if you wish to take much challenge and trek off the beaten trail, then Everest Base Camp Trek to Gokyo Lake valley via alternative Chola Pass would be ideal. Another option for trekkers with limit experienced time would be 14 day Everest Base Camp
We will be staying at Hotel International Guest House,a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu; and teahouses during the trek. All accommodations are on twin-shared basis during the trek. Twin sharing or Single supplement will be served in Kahmandu.
Nepal Base Camp Treks will arrange rooms with attached washrooms; however, teahouses in some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities. Also note that single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu and the trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.
- All menu selected meals will be provided during trekking while only breakfast will be available in Kathmandu. There will also be welcome dinner with typical cuisine and Menu selected farewell dinners. While on trek, we have breakfast and dinner in the same tea-houses/lodges we spend the night and lunch on our way to the next destination. Nepalese, Tibetan, the more common continental and Indian cuisines are common choices in the menu.
- Physical Condition & Experience Requirements
- 16 days Everest Base Camp Trek is a moderate for those travelers who can walk up to 6-7 hours (10-15km) a day on an uphill and downhill trail will find this trek fulfilling. It is best that we prepare ourselves for the Everest trek by morning jogging and 1 hours exercising regularly at least a month prior to the start of the trek. Trekking to the Everest Base Camp should be relatively easier for those who have experience walking/trekking in a high altitude environment. Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip. It is also important that we consult our doctor. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform Himalayan Glacier before booking the trek.
- Best Time to Travel to Everest Base Camp Trek
- The best time to trek to the Everest Base Camp is spring (March to May) and autumn (October to first week of December). The temperature is moderate in these seasons and guarantees amazing panorama views through the trip. Although this trek can be undertaken during winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and check-in to Hotel
The representatives from Nepal Base Camp Treks (Pvt. Ltd.) will welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport upon your arrival. He/she Assist to transfer you to the hotel for the overnight stay.
Full Board Package Start
Day 02: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2804m) and trek to Phakding (2610m) – 3 Hours
We get transferred to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu Domestic Airport this morning to catch our scheduled morning flight to Lukla. After 30 minute long adventurous flight above the breathtaking scenario of Himalayas, we land on the Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. Lukla is going to be the starting point of our trek. We meet our porters and other crew members and start trekking towards Phadking, which takes around three hours. We stay overnight at a local guesthouse.
Day 03: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3441m) – 5-6 Hours
We walk through the beautiful forest of pine today. And our walk leads us along the Dudhkoshi River bank through many suspension bridges. We will be crossing Hillary Suspension bridge which is one of the famous suspension bridges in that region. We will have enough opportunity to witness the wonderful views of Mount Thamserku (6618m) during the walk. Passing through the settlements of Benkar and Monjo, we eventually arrive at the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park. We still have a last village of Jorsale before reaching Namche. Following the trail ascending through the forests and bridges and overlooking the beautiful views of Mount Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse, we continue our journey towards Namche. Namche is the gateway to Mount Everest and is also the main trading center of the region. We check into the guesthouse and stay there overnight lodge.
Day 04: Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar
Today is going to be a rest day at Namche. But, as our Health Experts suggest, we need to stay active and moving during the rest days instead of being idle. Hence, we either take a day hike to Thame or visit Khunde for purpose of proper acclimatization. We can even stay at Namche and explore the Bazaar itself. You can visit the Tourist Visitor Center near the Headquarter of Sagarmatha National Park where you can observe an assortment of things which are related to the First Everest Climbers and Sherpa Culture. We stay overnight at a lodge.
Day 05: Trek from Namche to Dole (4110m) – 6-7 Hours
Today, we climb steeply out of Namche Bazaar up to the Kyangjuma villagefrom where we can enjoy outstanding views of Thamserku and Amadablam. We pass through Mong La and stop at its top to enjoy the grandstanding views of surrounding snowcapped mountains and valleys while we have our lunch. We will get chance to observe various flora and fauna including wildflowers and rhododendrons. We finally reach Dole, where we stay overnight at lodge.
Day 06: Trek from Dole to Machhermo (4470m) – 5 Hours From Dole, we head towards Machhermo today. Our trail is not going to be that strenuous and you will have opportunity to enjoy the amazingly spectacular natural beauty on the way. You can also observe the excellent views of mountains including Cho Oyu, Kantega and Thamserku.We reach at Machhermo after the walk of about five hours. We stay overnight at lodge.
Day 07: Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo (4800m) – 5 Hours
From Machhermo, we move onwards along various lakes on the way. Continuing gradually uphill, we reach Gokyo for our lunch. We stay overnight at the camp at lodge.
Day 08: Acclimatization at Gokyo Valley
We will have a full rest day or an acclimatization day at Gokyo. We can grasp the opportunity to observe ThonakTsho (the Fourth Lake) and NgozumaTsho (the Fifth Lake). The interested ones can even climb on a hill at the edge of the lakes to get the astounding views of great peaks including Mount Everes, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Gyachung, Makalu and Nuptse. We can witness the fabulous views of Cho Oyu Base Camp and Ngazumpa Glacier (the biggest glacier in the world) from the northern part of the fifth lake. We stay overnight at lodge.
Day 09: Trek to Gokyo Ri (5357m) and to Thaknak (4750m) – 5 Hours
Today, we hike up to Gokyo Ri for our ultimate goal to see the wonderful views of Himalayas including Mount Everest. If the weather is fine, you can spend few hours at the top of Gokyo Ri. We then descend to Thaknak where we stay overnight at lodge.
Day 10: Trek from Thaknak to Chola Pass (5367m) to Dzongla (4830m) – 8 Hours
Cho La pass is another show up for this Trek and today is going to be the toughest day for us. We have to start early in the morning. Actually the pass is not difficult in itself but it is steep and involves a glacier traverse on the eastern side. So, we need to be careful this day. The awesome views of Amadablam over a range of mountains on the south along with Cholatseon the west and Lobuche East and Baruntsecan be enjoyed. We then trek to Dzonglawhich is another beautiful place with a complete view of Cholatse, Amadablam, and Lobuche. We stay overnight at a very basic lodge.
Day 11: Trek from Dzongla to Lobuche (4940m) – 3 Hours
Today's walk is going to be a bit shorter relatively. We would get more time to observe and relax as we climb down from Dzongla to Lobuche. The panoramic views of Lobuche, Amadablam, Thamserku and Kangtegaon the way can allure anyone. We stay overnight at lodge.
Day 12: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5170m) to Everest Base Camp (5364m) and return back to Gorakshep – 8 Hours Today is going to be another big and difficult day trek along the Khumbu Glacier and up to the Everest Base Camp. You can get the closest view of Mount Everest from Khumbu Glacier and EBC. After spending little time at EBC, we track back to Gorakshep, where we stay overnight at lodge.
Day 13: Trek from Gorakshep to Kalapatthar to Pheriche (4280m) – 8 Hours
Actually, this day is going to be one of the most difficult yet rewarding treks. We make an early start to reach the best viewpoint of Kalapatthar. You can get the amazing mountain panorama from this viewpoint. After enjoying the amazing views from Kalapatthar, we return back to Pheriche. We stay overnight at a lodge.
Day 14: Trek from Pheriche to Tyangboche and then to Namche (3400m) – 6 Hours
From Pheriche, we take slightly different route down to Orsho today. We reach Pangboche where you can explore the oldest monastery in the region. The monastery is said to contain the scalp and bones of abominable snowman Yeti. We leave Tyangboche Monastery and finally arrive at Namche. We stay overnight at a lodge.
Day 15: Trek from Namche to Lukla – 7 Hours
From Namche, we return back to Lukla. With this, we mark end of our trekking. We stay overnight at lodge.
Full Board Package Service Finish
Day 16: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
We get the scheduled morning flight to Kathmandu from Lukla. The flight is going to be very scenic and adventurous. On arriving Kathmandu, you can take your time to go for your last minute shopping or you can choose to explore the city even more. We stay overnight at a hotel.
Day 17: Final Departure
We are saying goodbye to the Kathmandu as your journey in Nepal comes to an end today! We will transfer you to the airport for your returning flight.
Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu Valley
Today, you will visit main places of Kathmandu valley. In the morning you visit Pashupatinath, Bauddhanath, and Swayambhunath. Pashupatinath is the oldest and holiest Hindu temple; Bauddhanath Stupa and Swayambhunath Stupa are the oldest Buddhist Stupas. After lunch you visit Kathmandu durbar square and Patan Durbar square. In Kathmandu durbar square, you visit Kumari temple, the temple of the Living goddess.
Full Board Package
- Domestic airport transportation anytime arrive/departure
- 5-nights attached room on the trek (Lukla/Phakding/Namche)
- 7-nights normal twin sharing accommodations on trek
- Around flight fares Kathmandu–Lukla–Kathmandu
- Domestic airport taxes
- All necessary trekking permits (National Park permit and TIMS or Sherpa fees)
- Best trekking guide from Lukla or Kathmandu to Kathmandu
- Strong local porters/supporters (2 trekkers: 1 porter) from Lukla
- Guide and porters expenses with their salaries, insurance, equipment, food, and lodging
- Full Board Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) at your choice with Tea/Coffee /Lemon Honey Tea
- Supplementary snacks (cookies and energy bars)
- All government and local taxes
- Trekking equipment such as the down-filled sleeping bag, walking poles and duffel bag/daysacks
- Everest Base Camp Route Map
USD1390/-Only (15 days-Everest Base Camp-Chola Pass Trek)
Day 1: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla airport (2840m) and start trek to Phakding (2610m) – 3 Hours or Monjo 5 hours
Day 2: Trek from Phakding or Monjo to Namche Bazaar (3441m) – 5 Hours
Day 3: Acclimatization day to explore around the town or hike up to Everest view point hotel and back to overnight Namche 3-4 hours approximately
Day 4: Trek from Namche to Dole (4110m) – 6 Hours
Day 5: Trek from Dole to Machhermo (4470m) – 5 Hours
Day 6: Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo (4800m) – 5 Hours
Day 7: Hike to Gokyo Ri (5357m) and back 4 hours and trek to Thaknak(4750m)–2 Hours
Day 8: Extra day incase needed for rest in Gokyo lake or explore uo to 4th and 5th Lake
Day 9: Trek from Thaknak to Dzongla (4830m) in everest valley region via Chola Pass (5410m) 8-9 Hours
Day 10: Trek from Dzongla to Lobuche (4940m) – 3 Hours or continue Gorakshep another 2-3 hours
Day 11: Visit Everest Base Camp (5364m) and return back to Gorakshep 5-6 Hours overnight Gorakshep lodge
Day 12: Early morning climb Kalapatthar view point peak (5545m) to achieve your goal and trek down to windy valley Pheriche (4180m) 8 Hours or Dingboche Village
Day 13: Trek from Pheriche either Dingboche to Namche (3400m) via lunch at Tengboche Monastery 6-7 Hours
Day 14: Trek from Namche to Lukla– 7 Hours
Day 15: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
Service Included on Cost
1) Transportation to and from Lukla
2) Full Board Meals at your choice 3time a day(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner w/ tea or coffee or green tea more options) during the trek
3) Fourteen night Tourist Standard hotels accommodation during the trek (5nights attached room with hot shower & 9nights normal twin sharing )
4) A round flight fares (Kathmandu-Lukla & back to Kathmandu
5) One English Speaking Trekking guide from Kathmandu to Kathmandu with all his expenses
6) Everest (Saagarmatha National Park Fees and Sherpa local state fees at Lukla)
7) Seasonal fruits and dry fruits, nuts, cookies during the trek
8) Equipment provided by NBC: Sleeping bag, Down Jacket, Duffel bag in group, day-sacks, day-pack, trekking pole and have to be return after trip completion
NOTE- Traveling Everest region could be bad weather in Mountain are beyond our control and some time return flight from and to lukla delayed or even cancelled for next day. Please be prepare some extra days after trek to make sure not miss your international flights.
As a safeguard we recommend you to add a couple of extra days after your trek before you fly from Kathmandu to your onward destination.
Guide Hiring Tour ?: U$D 25 per day per guide from Kathmandu and U$D 22 per day per guide from Lukla (Includes their daily wages and Meals)
Porter-Come Hiring Tour ?: U$D 22 per day from Kathmandu and US$ 20 Per day per porter from Lukla (Includes their daily wages and Meals)
Porter Hiring Tour ?: U$D 20 per day per porter from Kathmandu and US$ 18 Per day per porter from Lukla (Includes their daily wages and Meals)
Any Weather conditions and health condition of a group member, or unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the tentative itinerary. NBCT leader will try to ensure your trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if any required.