EBC Cho La Pass Trek Details:
|Max Elevation:||5.545m||Best Time:||Oct-Dec & Mar-June|
|Trekking Permits:||National Park Permit, TIMS, Local Permit||Domestic Flights:||KTM/Ramechhap-Lukla-KTM/Ramechhap|
|Guide and Porter:||Experienced||Hidden Charges:||No|
EBC Cho La Pass Gokyo Trek is the most popular, attractive, and technically advance trekking adventure in the Khumbu region. From the serene Gokyo Valley and Gokyo lakes, the trail takes you to the high Cho La Pass at the elevation of 5,420m which is also the challenging part of the trek.
On this 17 days excursion, you will get an opportunity to explore the Everest region thoroughly. Challenging yet the trek walks you through the beautiful rhododendron and pine forests and offers you the marvelous panoramic views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Cho Oyo, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Thamserku, and so on.
This is a round trip through EBC as the trekkers hike through Gokyo, Cho La Pass, Everest Base Camp Kalapatthar, and back to Lukla.
- Airport picks up & drops
- Two-night hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast on twin sharing basis
- Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight tickets
- Baggage allowance 10kg check-in & 5kg hand carry
- Guide flight Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
- Lodge accommodation during the trekking
- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & dinner tea or coffee per meals only in trekking
- Fresh fruits with dinner
- WiFi internet 10 GB
- First Aid kit
- National park permit
- TIMS Card
- Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality local permit
- Trekking equipment: Down Jacket & four-season sleeping bag
- English speaking, government license holder trekking guide
- Sherpa porter (food, accommodation, insurance, salary- one porter for two trekkers)
- Water purification
- Coordination for emergency cases
- Farewell dinner at the reputable restaurant
- Nepal visa fee
- Travel insurance
- Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone bills, bar bills, chocolate, shower, WIFI etc
- All types of soft & hard drinks
- Tips to guide & porter
- Extra nights in Kathmandu hotel in the case early returns
- All things which are not mentioned in includes
Today will be the welcome day for you in the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu. After your arrival at the International Airport of Kathmandu, our team will be there to pick you up. You will be brought to the 3-4 star hotel of Kathmandu for one night stay.
In the evening, we will have a short meeting to discuss about the information of your insurance as well as the trip. Similarly, the main focus of this meeting is to give you information and to let you meet with the guide.
Usually, most of the peoples get time to explore the Thamel area of Nepal also. So, you can explore the area after finishing our meeting. You can search for the weather in the Everest region also if you get time. However, it is recommended for you to have extra days holidays in case if there is any kind of weather problem/delay in flight.
Early in the morning you will be picked up from your hotel to the domestic airport for Lukla flight. Lukla flight will only take 25-30 min from Kathmandu as well as you don’t have to worry about the turbulence.
Likewise, if the Lukla flight from Kathmandu got high traffic then you will be taken to Ramechhap for Lukla. It will take little time from Ramechhap to reach Lukla.
However, Lukla flight is the best scenic flight you will get in Nepal. You can have a great view from the plane.
After reaching Lukla airport, you will then meet all your teams including porter. Normally guide will be together from Kathmandu. From there you will have to trek to Phakding which will be easy and takes 4 hours a minimum. There you will have your first night stay.
The morning walks begin after breakfast in Phakding. From there you will follow the Dudhkoshi river which is straightforward walking till Monjo, Jorsalle. You’ll have some few suspension bridges on the Dudhkoshi River to cross. And one famous high bridge before Namche bazar with colorful Buddhist prayer flags.
Of Course, you’ll meet several donkeys, jokpyos (crossing from yak & cow), on the way. But you have to be very careful with those animals. We recommend you to always leave their way if you don’t want to get hurt. If possible, always lean on the side wall to give them way and never touch them.
Likewise, you have to climb a steep mountain before reaching Namche Bazar. It can be tough as well as you’ll have to stop for fees and permit check also. But after reaching Namche Bazar you will have a night’s stay in the best hotel.
Acclimatization is very important and that is why today you will have a full day exploration in Namche Bazar.
Today you can go hiking to world’s highest hotel or go to the market. Besides that, if possible, you can take a stroll to the Sherpa museum where you can learn the culture of Sherpa’s properly.
Similarly, remember that from here, you will be in the territory of Sagarmatha National Park. And this national park is listed as World Heritage Sites. So, you can’t hunt or hurt any animals while trekking.
As a matter of fact, Namche is well developed and provides internet cafes, restaurants, government offices, ATM and a cheap market from Friday evening to Saturday. Therefore, if you want to buy any souvenir then this place is the best.
After stopping two nights at Namche Bazar you will be ready for your next trek-Dhole. The first part of this day will be very easy and you can have great views of beautiful mountains including Mt. Everest and Mt. Lhotse.
All the trekker’s walk-through till reaching Lausasa and they are on the way to Gokyo or Everest base camp. There you will climb up to Mong La Danda from Lausasa.
They take a separate way from this place. It is downhill from Mong La Danda to Fortse Thanga. Then it is up to Dhole for an overnight stop.
After stopping at Dhole one night, you will have all the gradual uphill to Machhemro. Machhemro is a small settlement on the way to Gokyo Valley.
Fortunately, this place has a hospital also. And this hospital provides special help to trekkers in the busy season like Autumn & Spring. Mostly international volunteer doctors stay here at the time of peak season but not in the offseason.
Your morning will start with a cool breeze outside. Today will be only 5 hours trek which is not so difficult.
Similarly, you will have a beautiful mountain views and beautiful Lake Sight this afternoon while trekking. And tday we will enter the Gokyo area where mystical glacier lakes is exist.
Gokyo Valley is known as the Ramsar site due to its wetland also.
There are at least five different lakes in this valley but you will only pass three lakes. They are beautiful and have crystal clear water from glaciers. This Valley is very popular due to its beautiful lakes.
After a one night stay at Gokyo, we will Hike to Gokyo Ri 5,357m early in the morning. It’s about two hours hiking to reach the top of Gokyo Ri.
Gokyo Ri is one of the best viewpoints in the Everest region. It offers great views of big mountains. You will have 360° views including Mt. Everest 8,848m, Mt. Lhotse 8,516m, Makalu 8,481m, Mt.Cho Oyu 8,201m, and many 7,000m and 6,000m mountains.
After enjoying Gokyo Ri, we will go back to hotels to have breakfast and trek to Thangnak for Chola Pass. It will be a little hard to reach Thangnak from here.
Today will be a tough day because we will trek to Chola Pass. That is why we will start early in the morning.
It is steep uphill from Thangnak which can be a little hard to climb. Comparatively, the first part of uphill is medium level and the trail is not bad. But after an hour before reaching the top, due to no pretty trail and mostly slippery rocks, it’s hard.
Similarly, if there is frozen snow; it becomes even harder to climb.
Due to global warming, ice is melting fast in here, so one glacier lake is being more dangerous on the top of Chola Pass. That is why you have to be careful with this ice lake.
From the top of Chola Pass, it is all downhill to Dzongla. Dzongla is another tourist settlement with its couple of guest houses. Some trekkers stop here too. You will trek ahead to Lobuche for an overnight stop.
Today, you will reach the highest base camp in the world. And that is why you have to wake up early in the morning today.
You will get a hot cup of tea or perhaps some little breakfast too. Then we will begin our morning to trek up slowly–slowly.
The primary part of this path is straightforward however difficult to trek quickly. Actually, it’s not suggested to walk quickly here due to the possibilities of AMS.
Once walking one hour, you have to climb up to the mountain where the path is rough, may be some ice mass too.
It takes a handful of hours to reach Gorakshep-5,180m. And in this place, you will leave your bag packs and again continue your base camp trek. There, you can walk fast on the rough path for a handful of hours to achieve base camp from Gorakshep.
Take photos, enjoy base camp, and celebrate base camp to Gorakshep there. After that, you will return back to Gorakshep for a night’s stay.
Today, you will hike to Kalapathar early in the morning for a beautiful sunrise view.
Actually, Kalapathar is highly recommended to have a beautiful sunset view.
Hiking to Kalapathar will be fine for the morning too. From here you can have a closer view of Mt. Everest so it’s worth it.
After enjoying Kalapathar, you have to go back to the hotel and have breakfast. After breakfast, you have to trek down to Dingboche for an overnight stay on the way back to Lukla.
After all those high altitude steep climbs, from today you will have to walk only down areas.
Similarly, there is too much confusion about Tyangboche or Tengboche, but both are the same place.
Tengboche has an oldest monastery in this Khumbu region. And you can visit this monastery and you will have an overnight stop in this place too. It takes only 4 to 5 hours to reach Tengboche from Dingboche.
You will have a big downhill to Fungi Thanga from Tengboche which will start early in the morning. From Fungi Thanga, about an hour to uphill to Lausasa will be a bit hard to climb.
However, after that, it’s an easy way to Namche Bazar for a couple of hours to reach for a lunch break. You will have the same downhill to Monjo from Namche Bazar for an overnight stop.
This is the last day of Everest base camp Chola Pass trek. It is an easy trail to follow to Lukla. Its gonna be a bit harder before Lukla due to its steep uphill from Chaurikharka. You will have last night on the mountain before flying from Lukla. Likewise, your porters will also finish their job here at Lukla by taking care of you.
Normally you can have a morning flight from Lukla to Ramechhap or Kathmandu. However, it would be a direct flight to Kathmandu from Lukla.
Nowadays, they fly to Ramechhap only due to busy air traffic of Kathmandu. If you fly to Ramechhap; then you need about a four-hour drive to Kathmandu. There will be no extra charge so don’t worry. You can have free time in the afternoon and can go shopping in Kathmandu.
At dinner, it will be our treat where we will talk about your experience with us. The dinner will Nepali traditional foods. After a short conversation, you can rest at your hotel for next day.
If it’s departure day for you then we will drop you to the airport as per your flight time. It will be our pleasure to make your trip memorable and wonderful. You can always contact us because we are there for you.
If it’s not a departure day then we can have a discussion about your future trip or anything else.
Yes, there are discounts but only for families or groups. You will get more than 15% discount according to the number of groups.
If you want to know the cost detail for Everest Base Camp then you can check our blog for the cost for Everest Base Camp.
Our rate is nor cheap nor expensive because if it was cheap then you would have got cheap accommodation. Similarly, cheap price means not enough money for guide and porters. If it was expensive then you would get a luxury hotel up-to Namche Bazar only.
Normal rate means a good service with an experienced guide and a good hotels where you can get clean food, water, and bed.
We have listed basic list for gears you will need in Everest Base Camp at our blog section. You can copy-paste this URL for easy entry.
First of all, AMS can be dangerous because it can be fatal in the worst cases or even death. If you feel worse headache, dizziness, blur vision, vomiting, very tired, no appetency, and short breaths then this is the symptoms of AMS. Your only choice will be returning back which will be very sad.
But hey, we are here for you because we know you want to be at the top of the Everest Base Camp, with excellent guidance from our professional guides, you will be put to different hikes to adapt high altitudes before reaching Everest Base Camp. Your health will be a top priority for us because we care.
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