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Everest Base Camp Chola Pass – 17 Days Trip Start/End : Kathmandu - Kathmandu Trip Grade : Diffculty Best Season : September - November/ March - May

Price $ 1499

Duration 17 Days

Elevation 5,367 M(17,604 Ft)

Accomodation Hotel/Lodge/Tea Houses

Transportation Private Vehicles/ Domestic Planes

Trip Overview

Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass is another wonderful adventure in the Everest region. This adventure will allow you to explore the magical beauty of glacial lakes in Gokyo valley and eventually take you to the Everest Base Camp. Apart from other trips, this trips is recognized as more challenging and conquering treks in the Everest region.

Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Valley at a go

This is not only the adventure to the Everest base camp but also takes you to an amazing Himalayan valley. You will explore beautiful lakes of Gokyo amidst the Himalayan surroundings. The adventure also takes you over a high Himalayan pass at the elevation of 5,420 meters above sea level. In addition to the pass, you will also hike to two stunning viewpoints – Gokyo Ri and Kala patthar. After enjoying the adventure to the pass and viewpoints, you will eventually trek to the Everest Base Camp. The ultimate destination of the trip comes to you after all these adventure walking efforts throughout the region.

Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lakes and Cho La offers such an experience of a lifetime that you will treasure. In addition to the unbeatable trekking experience, you will also have a chance for cultural immersion. Going through the Sherpa settlements in the region is surely a chance for rich cultural immersion.

Explore the Mountains and your Inner self as well

The adventure of Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass is not only to explore the mountains but also to bring you closer to your inner self. As you will go through several challenging moments during the trek, you will get to know your limitations and also get closer to your inner self. The trip is certainly adventurous in nature but it is equally enlightening as well. This is truly a trip of a lifetime.


USD 1499 Per Person

No. of PeoplePrice per person
1 USD 1350
2 USD 990
3 USD 960
4 - 6 USD 920
7 - 12 USD 880
13- 18 USD 850
19 - 24 USD 825
25 - 30 USD 800
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Detail Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)

When you are landed at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, we will be greeted by a representative from Master Himalaya who will take you to the hotel. In the evening there will be a welcome dinner in a traditional Nepali Restaurant where we will be able to enjoy authentic Nepali dishes and can feel the Nepalese culture and tradition. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 2 Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,700ft): 8km, 3-4 Hrs

Most difficult and beautiful air routes, we will fly from Kathmandu to Lukla. And we will make our bag for our trekking and we will also meet our other team member. After starting trekking from Lukla, we will gradually descend until we reach Phakding and spend the night.

Day 3 Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438m/11,280 ft): 11km, 5-6 Hrs

In this day.we will walk through a beautiful pine forest, we follow the trail north up the valley of Benkar. We then go through Dudh Koshi River and go on passing Chumoa to Monjo, which is the entrance of Everest National Park. Walking along the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers, we will reach to the Sherpa village, Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Day 4 Acclimatization Day - Namche Bazaar: (3,440m/11,284ft)

Centre of all things, we can find all the necessary things here. There are a lot of things around the Sherpa village and we can refresh ourselves. We take rest here to make us fit and able to trek further. Our guide will explore you to the charm of the Namche. In this region, we can do a short hike to different beautiful places. By exploring Namche Bazar, we observe the traditional way of living of Sherpa life, flora and fauna found at such altitude.

Day 5 Namche Bazaar to Phortse Thanga (3,680m/12,073ft): 6km, 5-6 Hrs

In this day we head toward the Dudh Koshi from where the route turns north. There are two trails and our guide will choose the best option considering the group. After a certain hour trekking, we will reach Phortse Tanga, near the river. Overnight in Phortse Tanga.

Day 6 Phortse Thanga to Machhermo (4,470m/ 14,663ft): 10km, 4-5 Hrs

From Phortse Thanga it is an uphill climb to Machhermo. We will talk through the beautiful rhododendron forest and pass through a waterfall before reaching Tongba Village. We will continue our uphill trek and pass through Dhole, Labarum and Luza villages and reach to the Machhermo. Overnight in Machhermo.

Day 7 Machhermo to Gokyo (4,800 m/15,744 ft): 7km, 4-5 Hrs

The day starts with climbing a ridge for an excellent view down the valley to Kangtaiga and also up towards Cho Oyu (8153m). The valley now widens as the trail passes through Pangkha then descends to the riverbank before beginning the steep climb onto the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpo Glacier. Here we pass the first of the lakes at Gokyo where a family of Brahminy ducks reside and then follow the level trail to the summerhouses and walled meadows of Gokyo. Where you can find a small settlement of lodges on the shores of a blue lake. At afternoon, we will walk up the hill behind camp to take magnificent views of the Ngozumpo Glacier. Overnight in Gokyo

Day 8 Gokyo Valley: Acclimatization Day - Optional Hike to Gokyo Ri (5357 m/17,570 ft): 2km, 3-4 Hrs

We will hike to Gokyo Ri, a small peak above Gokyo village. As we ascend, the views become even more fantastic and we can see four of the seven highest peaks of Nepal, Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu. Reaching the fourth lake, Thonak Tsho we take pleasure in the lake’s serene beauty after which we trek back along the retracing trail to the third lake. We may take an additional hike up to the fifth lake, Ngozumba Tsho if time permits and depending on our physical conditions. From here, the view of Ngozumba glacier, the longest glacier of the Himalayas, is so fascinating. Overnight in Gokyo.

Day 9 Gokyo to Thagnak (4750 m/15,580 ft): 4km, 4-5 Hrs

Today we ascend up a small peak called Gokyo Ri, which just above wonderful Gokyo Village. As we step forward to Thangnak, the views come even closer and seem more fantastic. We can view four of the seven highest peaks in the Nepal Himalaya Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu. Stretching out for miles below us is the longest glacier in Nepal - the Ngozumpo glacier, which tumbles down from the slopes of Cho Oyu. One of the best all-around views in Nepal, the climb is well worth the effort. We return to Gokyo for lunch. Midafternoon we retrace our steps to the second lake and climb to the crest of the moraine overlooking the Ngozumpo glacier. Overnight in Thangnak.

Day 10 Thagnak to Cho La pass (5,367m/17,604 ft) to Dzongla (15, 939 ft): 7km, 7-8 Hrs

Day to pass Cho-La(5330m). With the early start, we climb up from Tangnak and approach a large boulder field. Beyond this ancient moraine, the climb to the pass is steep in places, involving some easy scrambling. The upper part of the route can be snow covered, particularly after November. The challenging pass offers some stunning views of including an unusual aspect of Ama Dablam. We descend steeply to the grazing pastures below, the trail becoming more defined as we approach Dzongla (4830m), where we stay tonight in a very small basic lodge. Overnight in Dzongla.

Day 11 Dzongla to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 6km, 2-3 Hrs

Day to leave Dzongla, we continue our descent on an easy trail. A short ascent brings us to the foot of Awi Peak, which we contour round on a wonderful high trail with great views of Chalotse and Tawoche across the valley. After then we descend to catch the main trail again just below Lobuche. Overnight at Lobuche (4,930m) from where the sunset on Nuptse is absolutely stunning.

Day 12 Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,594 ft): 13km, 6-7 Hrs

We are now surrounded by giant Himalayan peaks; Everest, Nuptse, Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Pumori tower above us. Today is very long and hard as we visit Everest Base Camp. The trail from Labuche climbs steadily by the side of the Khumbu Glacier, and after crossing glacier rubble we arrive at Gorak Shep (5180m), a summer yak-herder settlement situated at the foot of Kala Pattar. However, the sunset view from Kala Patthar is more admirable than the sunrise view, so it is recommended that we visit Kala Patthar today during sunset. As the setting sun's rays strike the snow-capped mountains, the resulting scenery is incredible. Therefore, for those trekkers who wish to continue to Kala Patthar today instead of the next day please inform your guide and he/she will coordinate accordingly.

Day 13 Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft) to Pheriche (4,288m/14,070ft): 16km, 7-8 Hrs

At the right side, you look over the Khumbu Glacier, an enormous tongue of ice which marches down the slopes of Everest. We reach Gorak Shep by lunchtime and trek to Base Camp in the afternoon. During spring, there will likely be expedition teams about to attempt the summit. The view of the Khumbu Icefall from Base Camp is spectacular.

Day 14 Pheriche to Namche Bazaar: 20km, 6-7 Hrs

Today, there will be a gentle heading down-hill to the lower elevation from Pheriche. The easy walk all the to Namche Bazaar via Pangboche and Tengboche takes us to today destination Namche bazaar.

Day 15 Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,860m/9,186ft): 19km, 6-7 Hrs

This is our last day of trekking in EBC as we return to Lukla where we began our trek. We enjoy this time to reflect on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part. after the path climbs up to Monjo and then runs easily to Benkar, Phakding, and Lukla.

Day 16 Fly back to Kathmandu

After breakfast, we fly back to Kathmandu for about 35 mins. After your Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to the hotel. After a long trek, you may be tired you will have nice SPA and massage available in Kathmandu which is an extra applicable Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 17 Departure

Breakfast at the hotel. Hotel Check-out and transfer to International airport as per your schedule.

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Cost Info

What's Included

  • Airport pick up and drop off on both international and domestic flights

    Hotel Accommodation in *** Hotel basis with breakfast on twin sharing basis. (Single supplement USD 70 if require single room in Kathmandu. It will be as per availability in the mountain)

    Welcome dinner in Kathmandu

    Assistance for the trekking gears and the shopping for the trekking equipment if required

    Full board meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) on trekking

    Accommodation in Mountain Lodge and Guesthouses

    All necessary paper works and permits

    All domestic flights (Kathmandu -Lukla -Kathmandu) and departure taxes

    Master Himalaya Gears – sleeping bag and duffel bag for the use during the trek

    Professional local guide with extensive experience trained in Wilderness First Aid and accredited by the Nepalese government

    Staff cost including air ticket, food, accommodation, salary and equipment’s

    First Aid Kits Comprehensive Bag

    Necessary Porters/ Sherpa to carry all personal gear and group equipment, & adequate insurance for all staff including porters

    Group trekking map

What's Not Included

    • Meals on the cities except Welcome Dinner (Tentative US$10-$15.00 per meals )
    • Nepal entry visa fee which you will get it in to Kathmandu airport on upon arrival
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • Items of a personal nature expenses such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, mineral water, hot shower, battery charge, Telephone, etc.
    • Tips for trekking/ tour guide & porters (expected, not mandatory)
    • International airfare and airport taxes, excess baggage charges
    • Valid Travel Insurance with Medical evacuation in case of emergency
    • Expenses incurred due to accidents, landslide, strikes, political unrest, etc
    • Extra night accommodation in case of early return from trek (due to any reason)

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  • How many hours do we need to hike per day?

    Everest Base Camp Chola Pass is a moderate trek, can accomplish with the average hikers. The hike won't exceed eight hours per day. But in someday hike vary from 4-5 hours a day. Some routes might get challenging but proper guidance will make you able to complete the trek. 

    Are there issues on acclimatizing?

    High altitude sickness can depend upon each individual. considering the time and situation travelers are provided sufficient acclimatization with two stops at Namche and Gokyo, With adequate information about the high altitude our guide will assist you with certain safety and precautions on the trek. 

    Is there Wi-Fi Available ...?? 

    Yes, Wi-Fi is accessible on a certain location only. Namche, Dingboche, Louche, Gorakshep, and Lukla are the place where you can access Wi-Fi. In someplace you will charge for the Wi-Fi access. 

    What kind of Foods are available on the Trek...??? 

    As per your requirement, we can able to arrange a full-time personal cook and assistant on-hand to create the menu and maintain hygiene. or you can have the option to have foods provided by Tea House. The menu goes like this

    Breakfast: Tea served in your tent, coffee or hot chocolate, porridge or a grain cereal, toast with spreads, eggs (fried, omelet or boiled) and tomatoes, boiled water.

    Lunch: Juice, potatoes, cucumber and carrot salad, cheese and gherkins, chapatis, pizza, canned tuna and meats, fresh oranges and bananas, boiled water.

    Dinner: Soup, steamed vegetables, rice, fried chicken, daal, spaghetti, chocolate cake, fresh apples, tea or hot chocolate, boiled water.

    When is the best time to trek to Everest Base Camp? 

    The favorable season for Everest Base Camp runs from Mid- September to May. Among these months October seems to be the most favorable month for trekking with great views, moderate temperature. But as per data, many travelers enjoy trekking in winter (Dec- Jan) due to fewer visitors in the area and skies gets clear. The most interesting part to travel in winter is to celebrate Christmas and New Year's at the top of the world. 

    Note: If you wish to trek in winter, we would advise getting suitable trekking clothes for low temperature, sleeping bags, down jackets and fleece sleeping bags to keep you cozy.