Everest Base Camp Via Cho la Pass

Region-Route-country: Central West-Lukla/Chola Pass-Nepal
Days of Completion: 17 days
Max. Altitude of Trial: 5,550 meters
Accommodation Type: Hotel/Guest House or Camp
Package Type: FlyIn – Fly-Out

This trek gives you the grand tour of the famous Khumbu area. This is a strenuous trek leading to Gokyo Lake and over the Cho La Pass at 5330m leading into the Khumbu valley above Lobuje. The trail continues up to Kalapattar and then back to Lukla via Thengboche and Namche Bazaar.

With eight of the world’s ten highest peaks, Nepal is loaded with spectacular mountains vistas. Trekking in the Everest area is an awesome experience, not only for its proximity to the world’s highest mountain but also for its friendly Sherpa people, picturesque villages, great variety of cultures and traditions, colourful festivals and monasteries. The flora and fauna are other ornaments of the Sagarmatha National Park. The story of the yeti is still a mystery and the legend lives on in the Khumbu.

Strenuous trekking is continuously rewarded with dramatic Himalayan scenes, including four of the world's eight highest peaks: Cho Oyu (8201m), Makalu (8463m), Lhotse (8516 m) and Everest (8850m). Breathtaking mountain vistas are complemented by visits to Sherpa villages, homes and monasteries offering you an insight into the quiet but, culturally vibrant Sherpa way of life.

The following itinery is a suggested outline for a trek which covers the highlights of the Khumbu and the most visited places. Details may vary according to personal taste and time schedule. The schedule caters for tea house trekking, expedition style trekking where porters carry your tent and food, or a combination of both.

Critcally important though is to follow a proper acclimatisation process. This is so often hurried with dire consequences. This is a high altitude trek with considerable time sleeping at high altitudes. 

General Itinerary: 

Day 1 : Kathmandu Arrival overnight in Hotel
             Altitude: 1,350m/4,428ft
Day 2 : Fly Kathmandu to Lukla Trek to Monjo/Phakding
             Altitude: 2,800m/9184ft (Lukla) & 2,652m/8,698ft (Monjo/Phakding)
             Walking Distance: approx. 8km (3-4 hours) ON guest house, FB Plan

Day 3 : Trek Monjo/Phakding to Namche Bazaar
             Altitude: 3,440m/11,283ft Walking Distance: approx. 10-12km (5-6 hours)
             ON at guest house, FB Plan

Day 4 : Rest at Namche Bazar for acclimatization

Day 5 : Trek to Tengboche (3860m/12664ft). walking 5 hours. O/N at guest house, FB plan

Day 6 : Trek to Dingboche(4410m/14468ft) walking 5:30 hours, O/N at guest house, FB
Day 7 : Acclimatization day at Dinbuche. walking 4:25 hours, O/N at guest house, FB plan
Day 8 : Trek to Lobuche (4910m/16108ft). walking 5:30 hours, O/N at guest house, FB plan

Day 9 : Trek to Everest Base Camp (5363m/17595ft) and back to Gorekshep(5153m/16906ft).                  walking 7:30 hours, O/N at guest house, FB plan

Day 10 : Hiking to Kalapathar (5545m/18192ft) and overnight at Dzongla (4843m.) 

Day 11 : Trek to Thagna(4500m/14764ft) via the Chola-la cross(5420m/17782ft). Walking                       7:30 hours, O/N at guest house, FB plan

Day 12 : Trek to Gokyo (4790m/15715ft). walking 4:30 hours, O/N at guest house, FB plan

Day 13 : Hiking upto Gokyo Ri (5483m/1983ft) and trek down to Marhhermo((4,480m/14,246ft) walking 7:30 hours, O/N at guest house, FB plan 

Day 14 : Trek Marchhermo to Khumjung Valley 3620m, ON at guest house FB Plan

Day 15 : Trek Khumjung to Monjo 2835m along Dhud Koshi, ON at guest house FB Plan 
Day 16 : Phakding to Lukla 2800m, ON at guest house FB Plan
Day 17 : Trek to Lukla after early breakfast and Fly back to Kathmandu

What Is Included

  • All domestic flight, hotel/airport transfer
  • All ground transportation by private vehicles
  • 12 B,L,D Lodging + Breakfast while return flight
  • Experienced Local Guild and Potter
  • All necessary paper works and permits
  • All government and local taxes if necessary

What Is Not Included

  • Nepal Visa fee (International airfare to & from home city)
  • Excess personal baggage charges beyond 32kgs
  • Hotel, Lunch & evening meals during Kathmandu stay
  • Travel & rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills etc.
  • Gratuity for staffs
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extend  
However, if you wish to discuss any aspect of this trial or your suitability for it, please contact us by email so that we can process further. If you want to talk to us directly feel free to call us at: 00977 1 4390339 / 9841 844963