The Cho La Pass Trek Everest base camp features spectacular mountain passes, Everest Base Camp (EBC) and the fascinating culture of the Sherpa people. Unlike the classic EBC walk, we get to explore various glacial lakes and approach EBC via the challenging, yet spectacular Cho La Pass trek top (5,330 meters).
Following a flight to Lukla, we start our trek by crossing the Dudhkosi valley and then walk up steeply to the bustling Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar, where we spend an acclimatization day. The town, highly influenced by Tibetan Buddhism, has colorful monasteries, Chhortens and fluttering prayer flags. Reaching the Gokyo valley, we explore breathtaking glacial lakes. A short hike to the Gokyo Ri offers panoramas of glaciers and the snowy peaks of Mt. Everest (8,848m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,481m), Cho Oyu (8,201m), and others.
The Cho La Passt rek is the most difficult section of the trek, and Nepal Hiking Trek fully supports you through this challenging stretch. After crossing the pass, we continue to Everest Base Camp. We descend through the main route of the EBC trek, including stops at Lobuche, Dingbuche, Khumjung, Phakding and finally the airport town of Lukla The best time for this trek is during the fall and spring.
Nepal Hiking Trek recommends that you include some extra days in your trip because flights out of Lukla can experience long delays and cancellations, even for cloud cover. For any queries, please feel free to contact us:
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1,350m).
Day 02:City tour or free day to explore and shop on your own.
Day 03:Fly to Lukla (2,869m) and trek to Phakding (2,652m).
Day 04:Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,464m)
Day 05:Namche Bazaar, Rest and Acclimatization (3,640m).
Day 06:Namche Bazaar to Phortse Tenga (3,640m).
Day 07:Phortse Tenga to Machhermo (4,410m).
Day 08:Machhermo to Gokyo Lake (4,750m).
Day 09:Hike to Gokyo Ri (5,350m), return to Goyko Lake.
Day 10:Gokyo Lake to Thangnak (4,680m).
Day 11:Thangnak to Dzonglha (4,860m) via Cho-la Pass (5,380m).
Day 12:Dzongla to Lobuche (4,940m).
Day 13: Lobuche to Gorak Shep to EBC (5,364m) to Gorak Shep (5,170m).
Day 14:Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar to Dingbuche (4,400m).
Day 15:Dingbuche to Khumjung (3,970m).
Day 16:Khumjung to Phakding (2,652m).
Day 17:Phakding to Lukla (2,869m).
Day 18:Fly back to Kathmandu.
Day 19:Rest day, farewell dinner.
Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu (1,350m). Namaste and welcome to Nepal! We meet you on arrival and transport you to your hotel. Bed and breakfast plan (BB).
Day 02City tour or free day to explore and shop on your own. The tour includes the Kathmandu valley, Pashupatinath temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Boudhanath. We offer an expert tour guide for this day excursion. BB.
Day 03Fly to Lukla (2,869m) and trek to Phakding (2,652m). After an early breakfast, we take you to the domestic airport for the short, scenic flight to Lukla. We begin the trek above the Dudh Koshi River and walk to Phakding. Breakfast, lunch and dinner (BLD) included.
Day 04Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,464m)We begin our walk uphill after check-in at the Sagarmatha National Park counter. As we approach Namche Bazaar, we can see the stunning Himalayas,including Mt. Everest. Namche Bazaar, a bustling market town, is considered the Sherpa capital. BLD.
Day 05Namche Bazaar, Rest and Acclimatization (3,640m). During our acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar, we take short trips to explore the shrines, markets and natural surroundings. We can opt to walk around villages such as Khunde, Khumjung and others, experiencing the colorful monasteries and Chhortens. BLD
Day 06Namche Bazaar to Phortse Tenga (3,640m).We walk through a gentle trail and observe alpine fauna that are preserved by the national park. BLD.
Day 07Phortse Tenga to Machhermo (4,410m). As we walk further from Phortse Tenga, the Himalayas appear closer to us. Our walking slows as the altitude exceeds 4,000 meters. BLD
Day 08Machhermo to Gokyo Lake (4,750m). It's a spectacular day for us. With excellent views of Kangtega and Cho-Oyu (8,201m), along with some of the hidden valleys, we walk further from Machhermo to the Gokyo Lake/Gokyo valley. The trek passes through Pangka and descends to the river bank. Before reaching the Gokyo valley, we pass through Longpongo and Taujung. BLD
Day 09Hike to Gokyo Ri (5,350m), return to Goyko Lake. We get up early for the short climb of Goyko Ri and the wonderful sunrise views of Mt. Everest (8,848m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,481m), Cho Oyu (8,201m) and others. The Ngozumba glacier that can be seen is the longest glacier in Nepal. After this amazing excursion, we return to the Gokyo Lake. BLD
Day 10Gokyo Lake to Thangnak (4,680m). Today's trail leads us first uphill and then on a continuous descent. BLD
Day 11Thangnak to Dzonglha (4,860m) via Cho-la Pass (5,380m). Today is the most challenging day of the trek. The ascents and descents are both steep and have snow cover most of the time. At the top of the high pass, we have spectacular views of the pyramidal Mt. Ama Dablam, as well as Lhotse and Everest and Makalu. We then descend carefully to Dzongla for our overnight stop. BLD
Day 12Dzongla to Lobuche (4,940m).We have an easy, short day following yesterday's challenge. We walk slowly, enjoying views of Ama Dablam, Nuptse-Lhotse, Everest, Pumori, Lobuche and other peaks. BLD
Day 13 Lobuche to Gorak Shep to EBC (5,364m) to Gorak Shep (5,170m).Today is a long day. First, we walk to Gorak Shep, have lunch and put our belongings in the lodge. From there, we walk to Everest Base Camp. Though Mt. Everest cannot be seen from EBC, you can see it from the trail. After reaching EBC, we return to Gorak Shep. BLD
Day 14Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar to Dingbuche (4,400m). Early in the morning, we have a short climb up Mt. Kalapatthar to get the stunning sunrise view of Mt. Everest (8,848m). Then we return to Gorak Shep for breakfast and start trekking down to Dingbuche. BLD
Day 15Dingbuche to Khumjung (3,970m). As the altitude decreases, we naturally pick up our pace, passing colorful Sherpa villages and monasteries along the way. BLD
Day 16Khumjung to Phakding (2,652m). Trekking down from Khumjung, we pass Namche Bazaar and Jorsalle. This is the same trail we took during our first few days climbing up. BLD
Day 17Phakding to Lukla (2,869m).After breakfast, we gradually return to our starting point, Lukla, It's a gentle walk through fields and forests. At Lukla, we celebrate our successful trek with our crew. BLD
Day 18Fly back to Kathmandu. Early in the morning, we go to the airport to fly back to Kathmandu. From the Kathmandu airport, we transfer you to your hotel. BB
Day 19Rest day, farewell dinner. Enjoy a full day in Kathmandu, whether it’s shopping in Thamel or visiting historical sites. We also want to celebrate your wonderful trek with a farewell dinner. BB
Day 20Departure.After a memorable experience, we take you to the airport for your flight home. Thank you for your journey with us!
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