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Cho La Pass Everest Base Camp Trek

Trip Description

Cho La Pass Everest Base Camp Trek follows next to the Mt Everest trail of Gokyo Lake Valley then other rest of hiking journey includes regular base camp way. The entire trek leads through the heartland of the Sherpa people who are the original inhalant of the highland.  Cho La Pass Everest Base Camp Trek passes numerous picturesque typical Sherpa villages and many colorful gompas.  Gokyo Cho La Pass Everest Base camp trekking is also known as Everest Circuit trek, thus it is one of the most famous and adventurous treks in the Everest region. Cho La Pass Everest Base Camp Trek will take you to climb up one of the best panoramic view point Gokyo Ri atop (5350m).

The first day of the Cho La Pass Everest Base Camp trek starts 35 minute a short mountain flight to Lukla then follows to Namche Bazzar through by crossing Dudhkoshi (milky) River valley. It follows the route via high pass of Cho La Pass at 5330meters into the Base Camp of Mount Everest. Along the way of Cho La Pass Everest Base Camp trek you will be passing grazing settlement of Yak to reach the Gokyo lakes and we climb the Gokyo Ri peak for the Panoramic views. You will get an opportunity observe the stunning scenery of Mt. Everest, Makalu and Cho Oyo (8021m) Mt Everest  8848 m and many more other surrounding peaks. After the pass you will drop to the other side of Khumbu valley which take you to explore from Kalapatthar (5545m) ascent and probably the best views of Mt Everest.

Trip Highlights:

Explore Cho La Pass,Everest Base Camp, Kalapatthar and Khumbu ice fall views from Kalapatthar, along the Pass  and Gokyo Ri Top are awe- inspiring, encounter highland Sherpa people’s life style and their unique cultural hospitality, probably one of the world’s most popular destination visit. Everest Base Camp Kalapatthar Trek is total mountain adventure journey to roof of the world, opportunities for outstanding photographic and many chaos encounter of typical culture in highland. Among of them along Everest Base Camp Kalapatthar Trek take you to visit polpuar places- Namche Bazar, Tengboche Monastery,  Khumjung  and Pangboche Sherpa villages.

Trip Facts

Duration: 22 days whole package

Activities: Trekking- Explore Everest Base Camp Kalapatthar

Maximum altitude: 5545m Kalapatthar, 5310m Everest Base Camp

Best season: March/ Apr/ May/ Sep/ Oct/ Nov/Dec

Trip starts/Ends: In Kathmandu (Capital of Nepal)

Accommodations: Eco Teahouse lodge room managed by local community inclusive breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Transport: Necessary as per package you have required depends on group size – car /van/bus/flight/ to and from starting and ending point and drive or flight from gateway town.

Cho La Pass Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1300m.). Arrive at Kathmandu where we are met and transferred to our hotel. In the evening we will conduct a briefing session.

Day 02: Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley. Visit Nepal’s most popular religious and historical sites and overnight at hotel.

Day 03: By Plane: Kathmandu – Lukla (2850m). Trek to Phakding 2650m, 3 hours walk.

Day 04: Phakding – Namche 3450m, 5 hours walk and overnight at lodge.

Day 05: Acclimatization- explore around and visit main attraction of around.

Day 06: Namche – Phortse Tenga 3640m, 5 hours walk and overnight at lodge.

Day 07: Phortse Tenga – Machhermo 4410m, 5 hours walk and overnight at lodge.

Day 08: Machhermo – Gokyo Lake 4750m, 4hours walk and overnight at lodge.

Day 09: Hike to Gokyo Ri (5350m) 5357m, 4 hours walk and overnight at lodge.

Day 10: Gorkyo Lake – Thangnak 4680m, 4 hours walk and overnight at lodge.

Day 11: Thangnak – Cho-la Pass (5380m) – Dzonglha 4860m/Lobuche, 7 hours walk.

Day 12: Dzongla/Lobuche – Gorakshep 5170m, 5 hours walk and overnight at lodge.

Day 13: Gorak Shep – Kalapathar (5545m) – Gorak Shep and overnight at lodge.

Day 14: Gorak Shep – Everest Base Camp (5300m) – Lobuche 4940m, 6 hours walk.

Day 15: Lobuche – Dingboche 4360m, 5 hours walk and overnight at lodge.

Day 16: Dingboche – Tengboche 3865m, 5 hours walk and overnight at lodge.

Day 17: Tengboche – Khumjung 3780m, 6 hours walk and overnight at lodge.

Day 18: Khumjung  – Jorsale 2805m, 5 hours walk and overnight at lodge.

Day 19: Jorsale – Lukla 2850m, 5 hours walk and overnight at lodge.

Day 20: By Plane: Lukla – Kathmandu 30 min and transfer to hotel.

Day 21: Day in Kathmandu on your own/ shopping or sightseeing etc.

Day 22: Transfer to airport for Final Departure from Kathmandu.

Trip Cost

Cost: Please contact us.
Minimum Group size: 2
Season: all year (on a bad weather flight does not goes)
Grading: 4+
Departure date: as per your convenience.

Cost Includes: 

  • Completely lodges trekking which includes Breakfast, Lunch, dinner and room during the whole trekking periods.
  • All entrance fees
  • All necessary transportations
  • Airport pick up/drops
  • First aid kits
  • All government taxes and official charges.
  • Kathmandu valley Guided city tour
  • 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast
  • Plane fare: Kathmandu to Lukla & Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Guide, Assistant Guide and Porters
  • Accidental and medical Insurance of Nepalese staffs
  • Road transport/ one way flight as well.
  • Personal equipment such as sleeping bags/ jackets (if you do not have we can arrange within US $ 1-2/day for two items).

Cost Non-Include:

  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Rescue/ emergence and insurance cost
  • Beverage and hard drinks and alcohol
  • Nepal entry visa fee and airport tax during the departure.
  • Personal equipments and personal expenses.
  • Tips (usually people can keep US $2/day in total for tips and donation which is good amount)
  • In case of natural calamities i.e. political unrest, cancellation of flight due to weather, landslides etc the extra charge should be born by themselves.

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