Everest Base Camp With Gokyo Valley Trek "Cho-La Pass (5420m)"

Tour Details

  • 15 Days(s)

  • Experience English speaking Guide

  • English

  • 5555m

overview

The Everest Chola Pass Trek takes you on a fifteen days' journey along the route of the high Khumbu valley under the Everest and huge Cho-Oyu along with many other tall mountain peaks.  This trekking journey leads you to Kalapathar (5545 meters) as well similar to the Everest Base trek.

This trekking journey is considered one of the best treks of Nepal for the spectacular adventure it offers to the travelers in terms of the trail, landscape, and the cultural heritages present there. You will also get to witness the Sagarmatha National Park; one of the world heritage sites, located at the highest altitude and regarded the highest national parks in the world and a natural habitat for a wide variety of plants and animals.

This route moves alongside the Dudhkoshi river through dense alpine forests with beautiful rhododendron flowers and pine trees making the environment refreshing as well as scenic. You will be provided adequate breaks for acclimatization along the route.

You will get to enjoy the views of some of the tallest mountains including the Everest, Lhotse, and Cho-Oyu along with Mt. Makalu. 

Tour Highlights

  • Spectacular views of Cho-Oyu, Lhotse, Everest, and Makalu 
  • Get to know Sherpa culture and lifestyle

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Itinerary

  • 04 hours
  • Guest House

Lukla Airport chola pass trek

Our staff will come to pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to the airport where after all the security formalities, you will head to Lukla at the Tenzing Hillary Airport. After a refreshing morning break, we start walking downhill on the easy trail and then ascend to reach Phakding village, a beautiful Sherpa village located near Dudh Koshi river.

  • 06 hours
  • Guest House

Early in the morning, you will walk to Sagarmatha National Park entrance gate where we cross the bridge to reach Jorsalle, the final village before Namche; this is a possible lunch stop. You will stay at a comfortable lodge in Namche with enough time to stroll around the area and explore it. You will love the lovely shops and streets of Namche Bazar and the vast village of Khumbu region where Saturday markets held once a week.

  • 4/5 Hours
  • Guest House

You will get a rest day at Namche for acclimatisation before scaling higher altitude areas. At Namche within areas of a short distance, you can go to a viewpoint namely the Everest View Hotel which is within walking distance that takes four hours to reach; this hotel offers you a picturesque view of Everest and Amadablam. You can visit an intriguing museum to get information on the Sherpa culture, different plants and animals and the history of mountaineering in Nepal in your free time during the afternoon.

  • 05 hours
  • Guest House

Exotic View From Tengboche

After a good time in Namche, you head to a small place named Phunke Tenga, which is a possible lunch stop amidst the woods. You climb the forested areas which offer a view of Kangtenga, Tharmasarku, and other peaks. As you walk by a plateau in Thyangboche, which also has a Buddhist monastery; you will get the time to visit this place.

A beautiful place surrounded by snow-clad peaks and rhododendron, magnolia, oak, and juniper forests, this is a great place to stay overnight. During the month of October-November, a fantastic festival held here, it is called Mani-Rimdu.

  • 05 hours
  • Guest House

Now you will walk downhill to Deoboche, a place covered by green forested areas, and then you walk to the windswept arid country of Pangboche.  After an hour of trekking, you will reach the scenic valley of Imjatse in Dingboche which faces the northern Amadablam with a majestic view of Island peak on the east. You will stay overnight at your hotel.

  • 3/4 hours
  • Guest House

You will rest at Dingboche for acclimatisation; here you have the choice to hike to the Nagarjun hill (5100 meters) which is above Imjatse valley and Dingboche. You will be able to catch the panoramic view of Mt. Makalu, the world’s 5th highest peak.

In the afternoon, you will have time to stroll around Dingboche beneath the mighty peak of Amadablam.

  • 4/5 Hours
  • Guest House

On this day, the trekking route takes you to the winding path above the Pheriche valley offering you views of Taboche and Cholatse peaks as you come to a place named Thugla where the Khumbu glacier melts to become a river. After reaching Thugla which is a possible stop for lunch and rest, you will head to a ridge which has a memorial of the mountaineers who lost their life while climbing the high peaks around Everest and Khumbu.  You will reach Lobuche after a pleasant walk.

  • 5/6 Hours
  • Guest House

Your goal for this day is to reach the Everest Base camp; on this day, you will go through a flat valley, followed by a steep climb to a ridge near the Khumbu glacier.

You will head to the Gorak Shep situated at the bottom of Kalapathar and Pumori peak en route EBC with short breaks in-between. From Gorak Shep, we move to the leading destination, that is Everest Base Camp with a panoramic view of Khumbu Icefall, glaciers above Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse peaks. During the season like April-May, this area floods with expedition tents. After this, you move back to Gorak Shep for the night before going back to Lukla by climbing Kalapathar.

  • 5/6 Hours
  • Guest House

Mt. Everest sun rise view from kala pattahar.

Early in the morning, you will go on to climb the rocky hill at the height of 5545 meters to reach the highest spot of this adventure.  After descending back to Gorak Shep for having breakfast, you will trek down to Lobuche to reach Thugla where the route goes on to Dzong, the base of Cho La Pass, near the Cholatse Peak for staying overnight. 

  • 6/7 hours
  • Guest House

On this day, you cross the high Cho La pass and cross the glacier on the Eastern side; you will eventually reach the top of Cho La. This high point has to offer views of Cholatse and the glacier. You descend to Thangnang for an overnight stay.

  • 3/4 hours
  • Guest House

You will gradually walk to Gokyo lake across the Gokyo trail beneath the Ngozumba glacier. Gokyo lake, also known as the Dudh Pokhari, is located at above 4700 meters.

  • 5/6 hours
  • Guest House

You hike to Gokyo Ri; this offers you fantastic view of world’s tallest peaks namely Mt. Everest, Cholatse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Makalu, Gyachung Kang and so on. You will descend downhill en route  Machherma and Luza settlement to get to Dole for overnight stay.

  • 5/6 hours
  • Guest House

From Dole, you will move to Phortse-Tenga following the Dudh Koshi River from where you will again reach to a place named Mong. From here you will have to Namche Bazar for your last night at Khumbu before you move to Lukla.

  • 5/6 hours
  • Guest House

The trekking journey ends in Lukla as you descend to get to a river valley and the Sagarmatha National park and further exit to Monjo village en route Phakding. Then you reach Lukla and stay overnight.

  • 1 Hours
  • None

Lukla Airport chola pass trek

After having breakfast at Khumbu, you will be transferred to the airport, and then, you will head back to Kathmandu from Lukla by flight. You will be transferred to your hotel from the TIA.

What’s included/excluded

COST INCLUDES

  • Airport Pickup and drop service
  • Roundabout tickets for Lukla (Kathmandu-Lukla -Kathmandu).
  • All main meals while trekking
  • Accommodation on sharing basis at tea houses
  • Fee for entry at Sagarmatha National Park and local permit
  • Guide proficient in English
  • Insurance for guide and porter
  • Costs of salary, equipment, food, transport and tea houses for guides and porter
  • Welcome dinner
  • Government and local taxes 

COST EXCLUDES

  • Equipment for trekking
  • Charge for excess baggage
  • Medical charges along with insurance
  • Hot and cold Drinks.
  • Personal expenses including drinks, laundry charges, hot water, battery charge, and so on
  • $ 25 USD per day for porters
  • Tips to porters and guides

cancellation

30 days cancellation charges only 7.5%  before departure.

Good to know

Medical Insurance

All travelers are required to have their travel insurance done for their security as it can help cover medical and air ambulance costs.

Visa To Nepal

You can get your visa at the airport on arrival too. 

Equipment 

It is important that you have the necessary equipment for scaling the EBC; this includes a sleeping bag (20 degrees),  down jacket, hiking boots, warm socks, thermal wear, trekking bag and so on.

First Aid Kit 

Make sure you carry required medications including water purifying tablets and Diamox like medicines. 

Drinks and Personal expenses

Please be reminded that you will have to pay for yourself as far as personal expenses are concerned; this includes tea, coffee, alcohol, hot shower and so on. 

Tips

Tipping to guides, porters or drivers 

Fooding and Accommodation in Kathmandu

Lodging and food in Kathmandu should be paid by you.