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Everest Base Camp with Chola Pass Trek

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Duration

19 days

Max. Elevation

5330m

Group size

Min 2

Level
Moderate
Transportation
All ground transportation and Kathmandu - lukla - Kathmandu flight as per itinerary
Best Season
Sept, Oct, Nov, March, April, May
Accomodation
3*** Hotel in Kathmandu and Tea House / Lodge during the trek
Meals
Breakfast in Kathmandu and All meals during the trek
Starts at
Kathmandu
Ends at
Kathmandu
Trip Route
Kathmandu - Lukla - Namche - Tengboche - Dingboche - EBC - Kalapatthar - Chola Pass - gokyo - Gokyo ri - Namche - Lukla - Kathmandu

Highlights

  • Trek to the famous Everest Base Camp
  • Enjoy the picturesque views of mountain ranges from Kalapatthar
  • Cross Cho La Pass, one of the strenuous passes of Khumbu region
  • Discover the charms of the Sherpa culture
There are different routes one can tackle while trekking in the Himalayas as per your preference. In the Khumbu region, Everest Base Camp is not the only place you can trek to. There are other landmarks you can combine to make your trip more adventurous.

The Everest Base Camp with Cho La Pass trek is unique in the sense it adds an adventurous element to the regular Everest Base Camp trek. You pass by familiar destinations of Namche bazaar, Gorakshep, Tengboche monastery, and Everest Base Camp. Along with it, you can enjoy the additional trek to the Gokyo lakes and the high Cho La pass at 5330m.

Similar to the Everest Base camp trek, you begin the trek from Lukla and head towards Namche Bazaar via Phakding. From Namche, you head to the famous Tengboche monastery and head towards Lobuche via Dingboche. Then, you enter the region of Everest Base camp through Gorakshep.

The hike to Kalapatthar will help you more with acclimatization before heading to Dzongla. Begin the uphill climb towards Cho La Pass before the wind sets in. The ascent begins at the early hours, and you conquer the pass to see the most spectacular views in your life. You head to Gokyo Ri through Thangnak. Along the way, the stunning views of glaciers will mesmerize you.

You explore Gokyo and its beautiful frozen lakes. The hard and steep climb to Gokyo Ri will reward you with the spectacular views of Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu, and Everest. It is recommended that you trek in this region during spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November). It is best to avoid monsoon and winter as the trail becomes slippery with rain and snow.

You get to travel to all the beautiful destinations of Nepal at reasonable prices with Everest Extreme Adventure. The transportation and accommodation services will be as per your choice as well. If you are not comfortable with English, we have our excellent guides and staff who will communicate and help you in the language you’re okay with.

Trip Itinerary

Day

1

The trip begins with your arrival in Nepal, the country blessed with the beautiful Himalayas and colorful cultures. As per your scheduled flight, you land at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. Our representatives will be waiting to welcome you. After brief introductions, you head to the hotel to refresh. You meet our staff again at the welcome dinner. During this time, you can discuss the trip in detail.

Day

2

Along with your permit preparation, you sightsee the historic city of Kathmandu today. The first stop is Boudhanath Stupa, the largest stupa, and the sacred place for Buddhists. You discover the tranquility of this place as you explore the monasteries and surrounding areas of the stupa. Then, you head to Pashupatinath, the holy temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Here, you can get a chance to see the open cremation ceremony. The final stop is Kathmandu Durbar Square, where you had the opportunity to learn about the civilization of the valley and the Newari culture as well.

Day

3

You head to the domestic airport early in the morning and board the first flight to Lukla, the gateway to the Khumbu region. During the flight, you get to see amazing views of the hills and the majestic mountains like Everest, Makalu, Langtang, and Kanchenjunga come into sight. Once you land at Lukla, you’ll meet the local team who will accompany you during the trek. After resting for a while, you head to Phakding for the overnight stay.

Day

4

The trek resumes after breakfast, and you hit the route that goes through the lush forests filled with rhododendrons, pines, and birches. Then, you descend to the banks of the Dudh Koshi River and cross it via a suspension bridge. From here onwards, you cross suspension bridges several times. You reach Monjo, where you need to show your permits to enter Sagarmatha National Park. After crossing the last bridge called Hillary Bridge, you ascend to Namche Bazaar for the overnight stay.

Day

5

This is the first acclimatization day of this trek. Since you’ll be going to more than 5,000m, this day is vital to make your body familiar with the increasing altitude. After breakfast, you head to the nearby Khumjung village for exploration. Then, you head back to Namche, where you can explore the market area and visit the local monasteries. If you want, you can also hike up to Everest View Hotel to enjoy a panoramic view of Everest and its neighbouring mountains.

Day

6

Today, you leave the bustling town of Namche Bazaar to head to quieter parts of the region. After breakfast, you head to the banks of the Dudh Koshi River after passing several villages like Sanasa and Kyanjuma. Then, you descend to Phungi Tenga and then ascend through forests filled with rhododendron and pine trees. Finally, you arrive at Tengboche for an overnight stay.

Day

7

After an early breakfast, you head to explore the Tengboche Monastery, which is sacred to the local people. After exploring, you packed up and hit the trail towards Tengboche. En route, you get to see amazing views of mountains like Everest, Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, Nuptse, and many more. You cross the Imja Khola and arrive at Pangboche, which is filled with farmlands. You descend through villages like Somare and ascend again to reach Dingboche for the overnight stay.

Day

8

This is the second acclimatization day of this trek in Dingboche. Dingboche is the last village of the Khumbu region. After breakfast, you head to explore the Imja Valley and enjoy the scenic views. You can also opt to explore the village itself. The views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Pumori, and Lobuche Peak are stunning from Dingboche.

Day

9

The trek today goes through the Khumbu Khola Valley, and you head to Dughla. Along the trail, you can catch glimpses of Cho La Peak. The trail then goes past a stunning white Chorten and memorial site for deceased mountaineers. Then, the trail leads you through moraines of the Khumbu Glacier. After a short ascent, you reach Lobuche for the overnight stay.

Day

10

The day has finally come to ascend to the base camp of the tallest mountain. Before heading to the base camp, you trek to Gorakshep while enjoying the views of Pumori, Nuptse, and Everest. From there, the route goes steeply towards the snowy and icy terrain. Following the rocky path filled with moraines of Khumbu Glacier, you walk a series of ascends and descends. Once you reach the base camp, you see magnificent views of the Khumbu glacier and Icefall.

Day

11

You wake up before dawn to view the majestic mountains during sunrise. Hiking through the narrow and steep path, you arrive at Kalapatthar, where you get to see breathtaking views of Everest, Cho Oyu, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Nuptse. The view gets more spectacular when the first sun rays fall over the mountains. After soaking in the views, you head back to Gorakshep and have breakfast. Then, you pack up and descend to Dzongla via Lobuche for the overnight stay.

Day

12

After an early breakfast, you head towards Cho La Pass. Once you reach the top of the pass, you get to see incredible views of Pumori, Everest, Thamserku, and other neighboring mountains. Then, you descend via a stony path and arrive at Phedi. From here, you ascend again to Thangnak for overnight stay. It is a small village where you can see glimpses of Machermo Peak.

Day

13

After breakfast, you walk the trail that goes along the banks of Dudh Koshi River. The trail today is relatively flat and more relaxed as well. Slowly walk past glaciers and enter the Gokyo Valley. You enter the windy valley, and the stunning view of the Dudh Pokhari Lake greets you. Before dinner, you can explore the majestic Gokyo Lakes. Overnight stay at Gokyo.

Day

14

You wake up early to hike to Gokyo Ri. The hike is short and easy. Once you reach the top, the fantastic views of Everest, Pumori, Cho Oyu, and Makalu greet you. After enjoying the view, you head back to have breakfast. You descend to the banks of the Dudh Koshi River. Then, you pass by the Gokyo Lakes. You make your way past several villages like Machhermo and Luza to arrive at Dole for the overnight stay.

Day

15

After breakfast, you head to the steep downhill path that will lead you to the banks of the Dudh Koshi River. Then, you ascend to Mongla Hill. En route, you get to see spectacular views of Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kongde Ri. Later, you arrive at Sansa, and from there, Namche Bazaar is a short trek away. Overnight stay at a lodge.

Day

16

Today is the last day of the trek in the beautiful Khumbu region, so enjoy every moment of it. You retrace the route you took to ascend. Enjoying the views of the mountains, you walk through rhododendron forests and cross several suspension bridges. You finally arrive at Lukla for the overnight stay.

Day

17

Today, you head back to Kathmandu. You board the first flight and enjoy the aerial panoramas of the mountains. You land at Kathmandu and from the airport, our staff will take you to the hotel where you refresh and relax.

Day

18

Today, you are free to enjoy the day as you like. You can head to explore the markets and buy souvenirs or choose to relax at a cafe. You can also book an appointment at a spa to wash away your fatigue. This day can also be a contingency day in case your flight gets delayed due to bad weather.

Day

19

The trip has come to an end. After your successful trek to the Everest Base Camp with Cho La Pass, you can finally head back home full of unforgettable memories. Make sure that you have all your belongings with you. Our staff will drop you off at the airport according to the time of your scheduled flight.

Inclusions

Includes

  • Ground Transportation: All necessaries ground transportation including Airport to Hotel and Kathmandu Sightseeing
  • Government Permit: Government Permit including National Park Entry Permit, TIMS Card (Trekker’s Information Management System) and Local Permit
  • Domestic Flight: Kathmandu to Lukla Domestic flight round trip
  • Kathmandu Hotel Accommodation: 3 nights Kathmandu Hotel Accommodation at 3 Star hotel with BB Service.
  • Trekking Guide: A highly professional trekking guide, having 5-7 years experiences in Trekking sector of Nepal and well speaking skill in English and related language.
  • Porter: An experienced trekking porter, Max 25 kg
  • Accommodation: Accommodation at Tea House and Local lodge during trekking period.
  • Logistics: Three time meals a day during trekking period including breakfast, lunch and dinner and hot water tea and coffee.
  • Nepal Visa Information and general information related to Nepal will provided by free of cost
  • Company T-shirt as a gift for each trekker
  • First Aid kit and general equipment for Porter during the adventure trip
  • Guide and porter salary
  • Refundable Duffel Bag during the trekking period
  • Guide & Porter insurance during the trek

Excludes

  • International flight
  • Nepal Visa and cargo clearance
  • Extra porter if needs
  • Alcoholic products during trekking product
  • Emergency rescue services cost
  • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except for the farewell dinner)
  • Items of personal nature and laundry expensesExpenses of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies, satellite phone, and internet expenses.
  • Clothing, packing items or bags, personal medical kit, camera/video fees or trekking gears
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations, etc.
  • Any additional staff other than specified
  • Rescue, repatriation, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses
  • Medical and travel Insurance with helicopter search and rescue for a climber.
  • Summit bonus for the Sherpa after approaching the summit. (Minimum US$ 1000.00)
  • Special Permits for walkie-talkies & filming if a special camera
  • All personal climbing gears.
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs
  • Any other item not mentioned in the above cost includes

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