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