Grade

Difficult

Location

Solukhumbu

Max Altitude

5545m

Religions

Buddhist

Ethnic People

Sherpa

Accommodation

Hotel/Lodge/Teahouse

Transportation

Flight/Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus

Minimum Pax

2pax

$1,949 $1,629

EBC with Cho La Pass Trek

The Everest Region holds many wondrous locations to any willing traveler. The Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal with Cho La Pass Trek is one of the trips in this region which combines the charming display of the Mt. Everest (8848m) with the cultural allure of the quaint Sherpa settlements.

Exploring the villages like Namche, Dhole, and Lobuche, the trek takes you across the Cho La Pass (5420m) and culminates at the Everest Base Camp. Take this EBC with Cho La Pass Trek to fully understand the grandeur of the Himalayas and the magic of the Everest. Welcome to Nepal for your EBC with Cho La Pass Trek.

 

EBC with Cho La Pass Trek Highlights

  • Visit the pristine Gokyo Lakes and gaze upon the wondrous view from Gokyo Ri (5360m)
  • Make your way to the base camp of the highest mountain in the world, the Mt. Everest (8848m)
  • Cross the high pass of Cho La (5420m) and traverse along glaciers
  • Hike Kalapatthar for mesmerizing views of the Mt. Everest (8848m) and of the surrounding mountain ranges

 

EBC with Cho La Pass Overview

The Everest Base Camp Trek with Cho La Pass Trek begins with a quick mountain flight to Lukla, from where the trek starts. The road initially leads to Phakding which gives us a taste of the Himalayan enigma. We head over to the market town of Namche Bazaar where we can visit the Hotel Everest View and the Khumjung Monastery. From Namche, we walk past Mani walls and yak pastures that eventually lead to Dhole. Subsequently, we climb up to Machhermo for our second day of acclimatization.

From here, we walk past boulders to enter the Gokyo Valley. We will head to the summit of Gokyo Ri (5360m) to catch amazing views of mountains like Ama Dablam (6856m) and Khumbutse (6685m). From here, it’s to the strenuous part of the Trek over Cho La Pass (5420m), which is rough but rewarding. On the other side of the Cho La pass, we pass by the settlements of Dzongla and Lobuche up to Gorakshep. Using Gorakshep as the base we make our way to Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar to observe the amazing sunrise.

We get back to Namche through Pheriche before heading back to Lukla for our return flight. The trek ends at Kathmandu. The best season to undertake the Everest Base Camp Trek with Cho La Pass Trek are autumn and spring. Talking about how difficult is Everest base camp trek, it is quite difficult as Cho La Pass Trek is also included in it.

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  • Location
  • Days
    18
  • Nights
    17
  • Location
    Solukhumbu
  • Max Altitude
    5545m
  • Religions
    Buddhist
  • Ethnic People
    Sherpa
  • Accommodation
    Hotel/Lodge/Teahouse
  • Transportation
    Flight/Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus
  • Minimum Pax
    2pax
Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m), transfer to Hotel.
A company representative will come and pick you up at the airport. You are transferred to your hotel of choice. If time allows, you can go explore and familiarize yourself with the atmosphere of the city and its markets. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 2
Lukla by flight and start to Phakding. Overnight at Phakding (2,610m).
The flight to Lukla is a thrilling one to say the least. On your way, you will witness the mighty Himalayas breaking through the clouds parallel to your plane window. The flight lasts for about 45 minutes. After landing, collect your stuff and begin the trek to the settlement of Phakding. It is a beautiful village sitting adjacent to the Dudh Koshi River. Overnight in Phakding.
Day 3
Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m).
The road to Namche is filled with small settlements, which offers refreshment and rest opportunities along the way. Along the way, you’ll get peeks of Thamserku (6608m), Kongde Ri (6093m), and Nupla (5885m) as your first mountain views. As you trek further, you will pass by picturesque villages of Bengkar and Monjo after which you formally check into the Sagarmatha National Park. The final part of the trek involves crossing the Dudh Koshi River and arriving at Namche. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
Day 4
Namche Bazaar Acclimatization. (Hike to Hotel Everest View, Syangboche)
The motive for the day is to acclimatize and explore the surroundings. At Namche, the various shops and street stalls sell everything from souvenirs to trekking gears. You climb up the town and complete a short 2-3 hours ascent up to Hotel Everest View. Here, you may have breakfast or lunch complemented by the majestic and unobstructed frontal views of the Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8414m), Ama Dablam (6856m), and Kongde ranges. If you have time to spare, you can take a short hike to the Sherpa villages of Khumbu and Khunde. Overnight in Namche.
Day 5
Namche Bazaar to Dhole (4,200m)
Today our trail leads us into the Gokyo valley, through beautiful birch forests, numerous frozen waterfalls, Yak pastures and many Mani walls and chortens along the way. As you trek around the switchbacks you exchange glimpses of the Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8414m), Ama Dablam (6,856 m), and Kangtega (6,782 m). After you cross Phortse Tenga the tree-line thins and eventually disappears as you approach into the drier terrain of the upper hills. You approach Dhole village with towering Cholatse (6335m) and Taboche (6335m) mountains in the backdrop. Overnight in Dhole.
Day 6
Dhole to Machhermo (4,470m)
North of Dhole, is the last village before Gokyo, Machhermo. It is the major objective for today. It is a short and easy walk but take it slow as the effects of altitude may begin to take their toll. Like before, you will witness shrubby meadows and yak pastures with a couple of huts along the way. Machhermo is a minor settlement which is mostly inhabited by the Sherpas. Overnight in Machhermo.
Day 7
Machhermo rest for acclimatization
Today, we rest at Machhermo. To spend the day, we shall head towards the Ngozumpa Glacier. It is often called as the biggest glacier in the Himalayas. We shall further interact with the locals residing here to learn more about their culture and traditions. The local Sherpas also provide heart-warming hospitality while you spend the day around the village. Overnight in Machhermo.
Day 8
Machhermo to Gokyo Lake (4,790m)
The path form Machhermo ascends gradually up the Dudh Koshi valley towards the Gokyo lakes. Vegetation is sparse but you may still stumble upon rare wildlife such as the Eurasian Shell ducks or Tibetan Snowcocks. We climb steeply up rocky paths with boulders positioned conveniently making a stepped pathway, a giant staircase of sorts. You will then enter the Gokyo lake area, to the views of clear streams. We shall rest at the Gokyo village which sits nearby the Gokyo Lake. Overnight in Gokyo.
Day 9
Gokyo Lake too early in the morning climb Gokyo Ri (5,350m) continue trek to Dragnag (5,025m)
We begin our hike early in the morning to Gokyo Ri, the peak of Gokyo overlooking the pristine Gokyo valley and its lakes. The strenuous and steep trail coupled with the altitude makes for a short but tough hike. From the top of Gokyo Ri, we witness the wonderful mountains that seems to welcome us from all directions we look at. Cholatse, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, and the Everest ranges are amongst the mountains we witness. Once we get down from Gokyo we continue our over to Dragnag, where we rest for the day. Overnight in Dragnag.
Day 10
Cross Cho La pass (5,420m) and trek to Dzongla (4,830m).
Today, we head east to Dzongla over the Cho La Pass (5420m), arguably the toughest day of the trip. The trek today can get a bit technical and lengthy; taking over 8-10 hours and involves steep and technical parts such as treading over the Ngozumpa Glacier. As we leave Phedi, we traverse along the banks of a frozen Lake arriving at the top of the Cho La Pass marked by prayer flags. We arrive at the small and traditional Tibetan settlement of Dzongla where we get a glimpse of Pheriche. Overnight in Dzongla.
Day 11
Dzongla to Lobuche (4,930m)
Today, we join the mainstream route of the Everest Base Camp Trail. The path to Lobuche is simpler and we will not be faced by any technical obstacles but the views are still mesmerizing. We arrive at the slightly more populated village of Lobuche with houses made in traditional Sherpa style that blend in with the surroundings. There are great views of Pumo Ri (7,165m), Lingtren (6,749m), and Nuptse (7,861m). Overnight in Lobuche.
Day 12
Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,140m) after lunch continue to Everest base camp (5,634m) and overnight at Gorakshep.
The trek to Gorakshep is through the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. As we move ahead, the Mt. Everest (8848m) expresses itself again along with the neighboring mountains. As we enter Gorakshep, we are surrounded by the sheer rock faces of the adjacent mountains and wonderful views of the ones farther in the background. After refreshments, we make our way to the Everest Base Camp. Here, you may meet fellow travelers who have taken long journeys to get here, just like you. The views of the Khumbu Icefall and Glacier are also magnificent from the base camp. Overnight in Gorakshep.
Day 13
Gorakshep early in the morning hike to Kalapatthar (5,545m), Lunch at Lobuche and overnight at Pheriche (4,240m)
We wake up early in the morning to catch the sunrise view of the surrounding mountains. Kalapatthar is a vantage point which provides a more level view of the Mt. Everest (8848m). From the top, there are views up close of famous mountains such as Nuptse (7861m) and Lhotse (8414m) besides the Mt. Everest (8848m) itself. After breakfast we head to Pheriche to spend the night. Pheriche is a small settlement mostly inhabited by the Sherpas. Overnight in Pheriche.
Day 14
Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m)
Today is a trek that is mostly downhill and we will be covering a lot of distance. We cross the Sherpa villages of Orsho and Shomare on our way to Pangboche. From here we trek along the banks of the Imja Khola and enter back into the tree-line, where coniferous trees begin to reappear. We also pass through Tengboche and its famous monastery. You are entitled to a long relaxing rest at a lodge in Namche today.
Day 15
Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,840m)
We can begin today by doing any last minute shopping at Namche if you need to. The trail is mostly leveled and downhill until the last part of the trek where we climb up to Lukla. The descent from Namche takes a quick stop at Phakding. Later, as you walk along the banks of the Dudh Koshi River, you arrive at Lukla. Overnight in Lukla.
Day 16
Lukla to Kathmandu by flight. Transfer to Hotel.
We catch the early flight back to Kathmandu. You come full circle as you finally understand the Himalayas in depth more than you first saw it on your previous flight to Lukla. The timing of the flight depends on the weather conditions. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will head back to your hotel. Take a quick stroll around the city. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 17
Free day in Kathmandu. Visit places of interest by own. |Farewell Dinner
You can complete last minute shopping or fulfill any sightseeing desires around the city. Kathmandu is an interesting city with many UNESCO World heritage sites scattered around the valley each one exciting to explore. In the evening we have organized a farewell dinner for you, where we can catch up on the trek with each other. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 18
Transfer to airport and fly back to home.
A company representative will accompany you to the airport a few hours ahead of your flight back, with just enough time for you to complete the formalities. We wish you the safe journey ahead.


Included
Cost Includes  
  • Airport pick up and drop off by a private vehicle
  • 3 Nights hotel in Kathmandu at 3-star category hotel with breakfast in twin sharing basis
  • Kathmandu Valley sightseeing (Private vehicle and a tour guide)
  • Flight (Kathmandu-Lukla and Lukla-Kathmandu)
  • Sagarmatha National Park fee and Pasang Lhamu Village entrance fees.
  • An experienced English-speaking guide and his all expenses including his insurance
  • Porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers) including their all expenses including their insurance
  • Food in full board during the trekking with 3 compliment teas and teahouse accommodation
  • Complimentary sleeping bags and down jackets
  • Trekking route map
  • First aid kit
  • All the governmental taxes and service charges
 
 
Not Included
  • International airfare
  • Travel insurance
  • Nepal visa fees
  • Personal expenses (Wifi, bar bills, laundries, hot shower during the trekking, gadget charging fees- US$ 1- US$
  • 5 per gadget, mobile recharge etc)
  • Extra nights accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival from the trek due to unforeseen circumstances
  • Extra luggage charges (Only 15 kgs- 10kgs+5kgs are included if more you need to pay US$ 2 per kilogram)
  • Emergency evacuation (our company will help to arrange the evacuation if needed)
  • Tipping
  • Anything does not mention in the inclusion list
 
 
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EQUIPMENT FOR TREKKING.
  • 1 pair strong hiking boots/ sports shoes
  • 1 medium rucksack/backpack
  • 1 small day pack
  • 1 sleeping bag (according to seasons)
  • 1 inner sleeping sheet
  • 1 down jacket/all-weather Anorak
  • 1 fleece/warm sweater
  • 1 water and windproof jacket
  • 2 pair lightweight trousers
  • 1 pair shorts
  • 2 long sleeves cotton or polypro
  • 2 T-shirts /1 medium sized towel
  • 1 water bottle-1 or 2 liter
  • 1 torch/flashlight and spare batteries
  • 2 pairs light socks
  • 3 pairs heavy wool socks
  • Underwear (including thermals)
  • Cotton headscarf/bandana
  • Warm hat/gloves (waterproof)
  • Sunglasses and Sunhat
  • Money Belt
  • Water purification tablets/solution
  • Sun block Cream(30-50)
  • Personal toiletries
  • Moleskin for blister
  • Toilet paper
  • Bio degradable soap/shampoo
  • Any personal medication
  • 3/4 plastic bags (for wrapping clothes)
Note: Due to the different seasons in Nepal, trekkers are requested to inquire before preparing equipment.  

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