Cho La Pass Trek with EBC

Trip Fact

  1. Duration20 Days
  2. Starts fromUSD 1599

Destination: Nepal

Trip Grade: Moderate

Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

Transportation: Private Vehicle / Aeroplane

Accommodation: 3 star Hotel BB with Teahouse BLD.

Max. Altitude: 5564m

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 colourful 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 Pass trek 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: 

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Cho La Pass Trek with EBC Itinerary

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 20:Departure.

Cost Details

Cost Include

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off by private car/van/bus.
  • 4 nights accommodation in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu with BB plan.
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flights.
  • Full board meals during the trek (3 times/day tea or coffee, breakfast, lunch and dinner).
  • Teahouse lodging on trek.
  • Down jacket,sleeping bag.
  • Seasonal fruits during the trek.
  • Expert, experienced, friendly guide and porter as well as their food, accommodation, salary, equipment and insurance.
  • Duffle bag for trek
  • All permits and Tims (please bring a passport copy and photos).
  • Government tax,farewell dinner.

Cost Exclude

  • International flight tickets.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Nepal entry visa.
  • Cold drinks, snacks and personal equipments.
  • Tips for guide, porters and drivers.

Cho La Pass Trek with EBC Detail Itinerary

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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Cho La Pass Trek with EBC Reviews

  • Great team and organization

    Sergio B, Brazil

    “Great team and organization”


    December 22, 2017

    My wife and I went to Nepal in Nov. 2017. We spent about 21 days in this incredible country, being 14 days trekking in the Everest region.
    Since my first contact with Hari (the owner of the company) I could see that this was not an ordinary trekking company. Hari was very dedicated in answering every single doubt in very short time. He would quickly adapt the requests for change in the circuit and sent us very competitive offers. At the end, we decided to go for our trip to Nepal with Nepal Hiking Trek team. 
    After all the chating and e-mails exchange, I was a little bit disapointed when Hari told us he would not be able to guide us. However, we met our guide (Raj) and he was just as dedicated as Hari. As some other coments here mentioned, we also did not have to worry about where we would be staying, what/if we would be having for meals, permits or any other deal. Even when we were in that crazyness that is the Kathmandu airport to get our flight to Lukla, we were confident that Raj would manage to get us in the plane.
    Among all, we could notice that our guide (Raj) and our porter (Git) were outstanding! Even other groups that made friendship with us during the trek were impressed to see how these two guys were professional and, at the same time, friendly and dedicated. We felt very well supported during all the trekking days.
    In the other days I could notice that the guides (for Kathmandu Valley and Chitwan National Park tour) were dedicated to provide a good experience.
    At last, the dedication of the whole staff and their concern for providing good service were notorious.
    Considering everything, we believe that we had an excellent support from the team of Nepal Hiking Trek and we would definitelly recomend you chose them as your guide service while visiting Nepal.

  • Gokyo and EBC Trek, AWESOME

    Diogo C, Brazil

    “Gokyo and EBC Trek, AWESOME”


    May 31, 2016

    I made the trek with Hari (owner of Nepal Hiking Trek) and a porter he hired. We spent 14 dayr trekking on the Himalaias, Hari has the knowledge and the skills to make a perfect trek experience. He is very trustworthy, I made all te payments before I got to Nepal, he waited for me at the airport and made everything goes smoothly. He is easygoing and funny. Thanks fot the amazing trip.

  • Informative, Accommodating and Professional

    Pete Sayer, United Kingdom

    “Informative, Accommodating and Professional”


    January 08, 2016

    Hari is a phenomenal guide. Not only is he informative, accommodating and professional, but endlessly fun and friendly. If you're looking for a memorable trip, look no further than here.

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