Everest Base Camp Via Cho-La Pass Trekking


Arrival in the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu With the views of snow-capped mountain peaks sprawling down below you are almost delighted, beginning a whole chain of memorable experiences that stay with you for a long, long time.we will be greeted by a representative from Create Himalaya Adventure who will drop you off at the hotel. After checking in, you take a rest or visit Create Himalaya Adventure’s office. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Create Himalaya Adventure, you will be briefed about your daily activities.
Stay Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu
Included Meals: Welcome Dinner

After breakfast, you begin your sightseeing tour by visiting UNESCO World Heritage Sites within Kathmandu.
Kathmandu Durbar Square:-
Kathmandu Durbar Square showcases Nepalese art and architecture at its best. The architecture is typical of the Malla dynasty who ruled over Nepal from the 12th to the 18th century.
Swayambhunath:-
Swayambhunath Temple is popular among foreigners as the Monkey Temple owing to the large monkey population residing in the area.
Pashupatinath:-
Pasupatinath Temple is situated on the banks of the Bagmati River and is one of the principal temples of Lord Shiva.
Boudhanath Stupa:-
The Boudhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupas in South Asia. At noon get introduced to fellow participants, and discuss our trip at the office.
Stay Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu
Included Meals: Breakfast

As per flight time, our Guide will meet you into your hotel and takes you to the domestic airport to fly into Lukla. It is scenery flight about 35 minutes, once you get into the Lukla, breakfast at the lodge and prepare luggage for the Porters then walking starts through the stone-paved trails towards Bhaise Kharka. It is few up-downs to get into Phakding passing through plenty of prayer Rocks (Mani in local language). After getting into the lodge at Phakding, fresh up and short walk to the village or hike up to the Gompa to get acclimatize.
Stay Overnight at Teahouse in Phakding
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

After hot breakfast at your lodge, the trail leads towards the suspension bridge and easy uphill to the Monju from where Sagarmatha National Park begins. After short National Park formalities, drop down to the river, cross another suspension bridge and continue to walk to the high Hilary Bridge at the bottom of the hill. After the bridge, the trail leads uphill to the Namche Bazaar. On the way you will have a great view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Kusum Kangru and more with a beautiful valley.
Stay Overnight at the Teahouse
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Today you explore the Museum, visit Khumjung village and Everest View Hotel, where you can enjoy the views of Mt. Everest and surroundings peaks with Sherpa culture. If you Still feel not Tired You can also visit Thame which is an old Sherpa village as an option. Remaining of the day you can explore Namche Bazaar where you can use the Internet, visit National Park head office, Museum and monastery as per your interest and time.
Stay Overnight at Teahouse in Namche
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

We leave Namche Bazaar on a trail with gradual ups and downs. On the way, we are likely to spot Himalayan pheasants, musk deer, and Himalayan Thars. We then begin descending to Kyanjuma. From Sansa, we follow the Gokyo trails and from Mong La pass we get a glimpse of Amadablam, Thamserku, Tawoche and Khumbila mountains. Our trail descends to Dudhkoshi Khola through rhododendron forests before reaching Phorse thanga.
Stay Overnight at Teahouse in Phortse
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

After crossing a bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, we are likely to come face to face with local wildlife like pheasants, mountain goats, and musk deer. Our trail passes through forests, waterfalls, and bridges before reaching Dole. We climb on a steady trail through a scenic ridge with views of Cho Oyu, Kantega, and Thamserku mountains. We ascend from Luza village and walk above the Dudh Koshi River. We continue walking through small villages and sandy trails before reaching Machhermo. We can visit the Himalayan Rescue Hospital for a lecture regarding altitude sickness, its precaution, and primary treatment.
Stay Overnight at Teahouse in Machhermo
Included Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

We ascend on a hill and enjoy views of the Dudh Koshi valley and Kangtega, Thamserku and Cho-Oyu mountains. Beyond the ridge, the valley widens as the trail passes through a Chorten and reaches Phangga. We descend to the river bank before climbing up to the terminal moraine of the Ngozamba Glacier on a steep trail. We pass through Longpongo, Raboche Tsho, and Dudh Pokhari before reaching Gokyo. On the trail next to the first lake, we see what is believed to be the footprints of a Lama (Buddhist priest). We explore Dudh Pokhari before calling it a night.
Stay Overnight at Teahouse in Gokyo
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

We spend another day in Gokyo to acclimatize to the high altitude. If the weather is good, we climb Gokyo Ri today. From the top of Gokyo Ri, we admire the Himalayan vista and the tranquil Gokyo lakes. We also hike to the fourth and the fifth Gokyo lakes. The 4th lake is only about 3km north of Gokyo. It is marked by high cliffs and Himalayan peaks rising above it. We continue walking a little further and reach the 5th lake. A climb up a nearby hill will guarantee us remarkable views of Cho-Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Makulu. We can see a lot more from here - the spot is called Scoundrel's Viewpoint. From the northern part of the 5th lake, we see the Cho Oyu base camp and Ngazumpa Glacier which is the biggest glacier the world.
Stay Overnight at Teahouse in Gokyo Valley
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

This is an easy day but we suggest you start early because you will have to walk through the Glacier which is the longest glacier of Nepal called Ngozumpa glacier. By the time of crossing this glacier, you will hear many sounds of the rock falling into the small glacier lake. There are many rocks on the way which has ice underneath. During the sunny day, ice melts pretty fast so we should cross this glacier before the sun gets strong. Once you get into the Thaknak, better to climb up to the small hill for acclimatizing.
Stay Overnight at Teahouse in Thaknak
Included Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Today is the hardest day of the trip. Start your day just after the breakfast which is steep climbing for a while and the trail drops down to the bottom of the Cho La. After that, the trail leads you through the rock toward the top which is steep climbing. There are some Buddhist prayer flags on the top of the pass which has great views of the mountains. There is an icy part for a while and again the trail drops down through the huge rock and an easy walk at the end to get to the Zungla.
Stay Overnight at Teahouse in Zungla
Included Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

After hot breakfast at the Teahouse, an easy downhill for a while and few up and down to the Lobuche. On the way, you will have great views of the Mt.Nuptse, Mt.Pumori and more.
Stay Overnight at Teahouse in Lobuche
Included Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

After Having a Mountain breakfast at Tea house in Lobuche you head your next Destination Goraksep. The tea house is just Bottom of the Mt. Kalapatthar 5550m. Take lunch at a tea house and Hike to the Everest Base Camp. While Walking can see Mt. Everest in your sun Glasses similarly Mt.Nuptse, Mt. Pumori and 360 views of Everest Range.
Stay Overnight at Teahouse in Goraksep
Included Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

This morning you get up early to start the climb up to one of the finest viewpoints in the Everest region, Kala Pattar 5550 m enjoying the sunrise over the mountains and the amazing views of Everest and the surrounding mountains you trek back to Gorakshep. After breakfast, you will walk downhill most of the way, as you retrace our steps to Duglha and then descend into Pheriche.
Stay Overnight at Teahouse in Pheriche
Included Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

After having a Warm mountain Breakfast at Pheriche you will start your journey to Tengboche, steeply downhill Via Somare and Pangboche Village while you crossing the Bridge reach Diboche than you will walk a bit up hills. Reach the Small village of Tengboche, there is one of the Most popular Monasteries can go there and make your soul clean.
Stay Overnight at Teahouse in Tengboche
Included Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Wake up with sunrise have a Panoramic view of Everest Range, can see Mt. Everest and Mt. Lhotse on the North and Mt. Thamserku and Kwangtewa in the East. walk steeply down till Phunki thanga and cross the suspension Bridge walk through Dense Pine, oak and Rhododendron Forest If you have good luck can see Himalayan Thar, Musk Deer, Himalayan Pheasant. Reach Namche bazaar. Take a lunch here and continue your walk to Monjo.
Stay Overnight at Teahouse in Pheriche
Included Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Today is the last day of your Trekking, start your journey back to Lukla. passing through beautiful Villages, Crossing suspension bridges and Forests. The trail is Gradual, we can say it for Nepal Flat. Have plenty of time to Explore Lukla on this Day. Buy some Souvenir, eat together with Nepali Staff and enjoy with Nepali Music.
Stay Overnight at Teahouse in Pheriche
Included Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Wake up Early Morning, transfer to the Airport as per your flight time. while you reach the Kathmandu our guide take you to the Hotel.
Stay Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu
Included Meals: Breakfast & Farewell Dinner

Our Airport Representative transfer you to The Tribhuvan International Airport as per your Flight time. If you have late flight also have time to relax in Thamel or buy some present for your friends and family. Have a safe Journey to your Next Destination.
Included Meals: Breakfast

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1. I hadn’t tried trekking till date. Should I have to do training Everest Base Camp via Cho-La Pass Trekking?

If you are physically fit, you don’t need any training for trekking even if it’s your first time. You must walk for a 5-7 hour per day during the trek and the trail are uphill and downhill with a rough path so that you must be physically fit. And we had set such itinerary that’s make the trek a bit easier and more adventurous. The more you are physically fit, the more you can enjoy the trek.

2. Is Everest Base Camp via Cho-La Pass Trekking difficult?

This trekking destination is comparatively hard trek then other but it’s ok if you are physically fit. The Everest Base Camp via Cho-La Pass Trekking is of 19 days as you must walk for the 5 -7 hours per day for the 15 days. The trekking trail is rough, uphill and downhill. As the trial is not paved so the trial is rocky somewhere, so you must be careful if you have a weak ankle and the trail is also filled with the snow depending upon the season.

3. What sort of different facilities can I expect in the trekking trail?

You can expect a standard room at a 3-star category hotel with breakfast and launch in Kathmandu. But along the trekking trail, there are the tea houses and lodges providing the facility of accommodation and food. They provide the clean mattress and blanket as we offer you a Create Himalaya sleeping bag which is a good idea to have your own sleeping equipment (Sleeping bag must be returned after the trip). The lodges in trekking routes provide single or double bedrooms. The food during the trekking trial provided by the tea houses/lodges is delicious of mostly vegetarian fare. During the time of touring in the city area, you can be served with the local food as well as western food. Trekking in the high Himalaya, you will be served with the basic western food and local food. The local foods like Tibetan’s fries’ bread, soups, steamed and fried dumplings (momo), steamed and curried vegetable (Tarkari), different varieties of potatoes, lentils, and rice (dal -bhat). Different varieties of meats are also served by the tea house. The tea house served the eggs, toast, peanut butter, hot porridge, muesli, and local honey in the breakfast.
Each day dinner and breakfast will be at the lodges/tea houses where we’ll stay. And for launch, we will stop on the trail where you can order a meal as per your choice. Our Guide will help you to stop at the best possible places to eat.

4. Is travel insurance needed for trekking?

Yes, you need travel insurance including mountain trekking or mountain climbing. You must assure that your travel insurance policy covers this destination. Some of the insurance companies do not cover expenses above contain altitude. A rescue cost $5,000 just for the helicopter. So, it is the most need for the coverage of the expenses.

5.What if I am sick during the trekking period?

Our guides had a trekking certificate from the Tourism center. They are trained about the first-aid training for high altitude too besides other training and they always carry the essential first-aid kit during trekking trial. So that they can take care of you in the minor case in the mountains as our guide are 24 hours available for the service during trek.
But, in the case of an emergency, our Guide carries the local sim card to be in contact with the office in Kathmandu. Our guide keeps on updating the situation of the Client, then the office will be managed to send the Helicopter in the trail if the client is seriously sick in the mountain.

6. Can I add the extra days to my trekking route?

Yes, you can add the extra days to explore the destination. But, you must pay the extra charge to the company to cover your expenses for the accommodation, food, transportation, and the charge of the Guide and Porter for the extra days.

7.What if the flight to/from Lukla got delayed or canceled?

If the flight is canceled or delayed due to the weather condition or in Lukla or Kathmandu Airpor1t. We recommend our client to wait for the time to clear out the weather condition fine. But in case of the bad weather condition for a day or more then we will arrange a flight by helicopter charter to our client but only if the client agrees to pay the expenses for the Heli ride. The helicopter takes 4 -6 people at a time and the condition of paying expenses is sharing the cost among the passenger. The cost must be paid by the passenger themselves. We will help you in providing the necessary document for the Heli ride.

8. What is the alternative option of the trekking destination beside Everest Base Camp via Cho-La Pass Trekking destination in the same region?

If you are seeking the alternative destination beside this trekking destination, you can choose the Everest Base Camp TrekEverest Base Camp and Ama Dablam Trekking, Everest Base Camp Luxury TrekkingJiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking and Island peak with Everest Panorama Trekking which are amazing trekking routes.

9. How do I book this trip with your company?

At first, you must fill-up the form with your personal detail and trip detail with the date you preferred to start the trip, then you must send the 30% advance trip payment to our company in our bank account to secure your booking. But, if you cancel the trip then a 10% advance trip payment will be non-refundable and 20% will be refunded on your account.
On receiving your 30% advance trip payment and following personal document like a passport with scanned or photocopy, along with booking forms, then we will send you a full confirmation letter with a deposit as well as receipt of advance trip payment.
You can deposit advance trip payment through the bank account or Visa card, Master Card. And you can clear the remaining payment after you arrive in Kathmandu, Create Himalaya Office.

What is Included?

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Domestic Airfare
  • All ground transportation  on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader.
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag  (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Create Himalaya’s  t-shirt and trekking map are you to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

What is not Included?

  • Nepal entry visa fee 50 USD
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain due to any reason other than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel Insurance and medical evacuation in case of emergency.
  • Items of personal nature & all bar bills ie. Soft/hard drinks.  
  • Tips for Nepalese staff's etc

Trip Introduction

Everest Base Camp Via Chola Pass is a wonderful trekking destination. A great option to trek in Everest Region, if you don't like to take helicopter tours that operates in the mountainous area covering Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar. For trekkers who prefer forested trails, both the Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar are crossed with the trails. Everest Base Camp via Chola pass is one of the prettiest trails in the Khumbu region, that offers a great view of mountains and glaciers. The nearby villages and monasteries offer trekkers an archaeological experience in addition to beautiful trails. 

 

On the Journey to Everest Base Camp via Chola Pass: 

 

19 days - Everest Base Camp via Chola pass Trek starts from Kathmandu, recognized for the series of beautiful turquoise of Gokyo lakes in the Gokyo valley and the amazing Cho-La Pass. 

 

The trail takes trekkers through the landmarks of the Khumbu region to the majestically soaring mountains, friendly Sherpas - "the native Himalayan people", ancient colorful monasteries, the city of Himalaya - Namche Bazaar and finally to the top of the world. 

 

On the way to the Sagarmatha National Park, one can observe rare species of the animals and birds. From Base camp, you can enjoy stunning views of Gokyo Ri and Kala Patthar. The trek also offers the Superb views of the Khumbu Icefall. Trekking to the Everest Base Camp through Gokyo Lakes will be a lifetime experience with the enthralling sights of Mt. Cho-Oyu, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt.Pumori, and Tengboche Monastery which is renowned as the largest monastery in the Khumbu region of Nepal.

 

Additional Features: 

 

A whole trip will be guided by a professional licensed trekking guide, and travel on a comfortable private tourist vehicle or a coach as per mentioned in the package. While transferring from one city to another, you can have a comfortable journey in grounded transportation or airfare as per the itinerary. This trip can be customized as per your preference. All accommodation in cities will be at 3 to 4-star categories of hotels in cities and tea houses available during the trip.

 

Major Highlights of Trip

→ Scenic Lukla Flight
→ Enter the Sherpa Community and Buddhist Religion
→ Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Mt. Everest
→ Sagarmatha National Park & Khumjung Village
→ Syangboche Airport & Everest View Hotel (3900m)
→ Gokyo Lake & Gokyo Ri View Points
→ Cho-La pass
→ Kala Patthar, Mind-blowing view of Mt. Everest (5550m)
→ Everest Base Camp (5364m)
→ Khumbu Icefall, Khumbu glacier
→Tengboche Monastery

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1333m)
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
Day 03: Kathmandu fly Lukla (2860m) trek to Phakding (2610m) 30 min fly, 3-4 hrs walk
Day 04: Phakding trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 6-7 hrs walk
Day 05: An Exploration day at Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Phortse Thanga (3680m) 5-6 hrs walk
Day 07: Phortse Thanga to Machhermo (4470m) 5-6 hrs walk
Day 08: Machharmo to Gokyo (4800m) 5-6 hrs  walk
Day 09: An Exploration day in Gokyo
Day 10: Gokyo Trek to Thaknak (4750m) 3-4 hrs walk
Day 11: Thaknak Trek to Zungla via Chola pass (5367m) 6-7 hrs walk
Day 12: Zungla Trek to Lobuche (4920m) 4-5 hrs walk
Day 13: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5180m), visit Everest Base Camp (5364m) 7-8 hrs walk
Day 14: Hike up to Kalapatthar (5550m) trek to Pheriche (4240m) 8-9 hrs walk
Day 15: Pheriche to Tengboche (3890m) 5-6 hrs walk
Day 16: Tengboche to Monjo (2880m) 6-7 hours walk
Day 17: Monjo to Lukla (2860m) 4-5 hrs walk
Day 18: Lukla flies to Kathmandu 30 min.
Day 19: Final Departure

Included in the Cost

  • Airport pick up and drops in a private vehicle
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Domestic Airfare
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader
  • Every 2 Trekkers for 1 Carrier
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag  (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Create Himalaya’s T-shirt and trekking map
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes
     

When is the Best season for trekking in the Everest Region?

Winter

December to February are the coldest months to trek, with the shortest days and the fewest people. There is often a lot of snow on the ground, especially above Namche Bazaar and getting to EBC can sometimes be very difficult or impossible.

Spring

March, April, and May are some of the busier months and for good reason. The days are getting warmer, the weather is mostly stable and the climbing season is in full swing. This is the only time of year when you can see EBC full of tents and climbers. It really is an amazing sight from  Namche Bazaar, Gokyo -Ri, and Kalapatthar. In the lower valleys, the flowers are blooming on the Rhododendrons and the terraced fields turn green with new shoots of vegetables.

Summer

From June to August the summer monsoons bring rain and snow. There are fewer visitors during these months, although some of the most beautiful, warm, blue-skied days occur now. Usually, by the afternoon, there is a rainstorm or snow higher up. Sometimes flights to & from Lukla are canceled for a few days due to weather making travel a little less reliable.

Autumn

This is the most popular time to visit the Khumbu. September through November is a time of steady weather patterns, less precipitation, and cleaner air. The lodges are full and everyone is friendly. If you enjoy meeting new friends, want the best chance for great weather and don’t mind an empty, this is the best trekking season.

Tour Note

Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Create Himalaya Adventure. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary. However, this adventure entails traveling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather, the health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.


Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Create Himalaya Adventure. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails traveling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

Everest Base Camp Via Cho-La Pass Trekking dates & prices

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02nd November, 201920th November, 2019$2080LimitedBook Now

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Everest Base Camp Via Cho-La Pass Trekking

From $2080 USD
Duration 19 Days

Tour Grade moderate
Group Size 1-30 Max
Max. Altitude 5550 M
Starting point Lukla
Ending Point Lukla
Meals Breakfast in Kathmandu / Full Board During Trekking
Accomodation Hotel in Kathmandu / Teahouse During the Trekking
Transportation All Ground Transportation / Domestic air Fare

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