EBC Cho La Pass Trek

Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass-Gokyo Lake Trek Package Inclusive 2024

Trip Facts

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Group Size: Minimum 2
  • Trip Type: Lodge Trek
  • Best Season: March-June, Sept-Dece
  • Accommodation: Hotel in City Lodge on Trek
  • Start & End: Kathmandu
  • Transport: Flight & Private Vehicle
  • Food: As Per Itinerary
  • Max Elevation: 5,545m | 18,193ft

Highlights

  • Explore Kathmandu's cultural world's heritage site & local market
  • Enjoy a scenic mountain flight to and from Lukla
  • Trek through Sagarmatha National Park and explore Buddhist monuments
  • Trek to Everest Base Camp Khumbu Icefall Camp
  • Climb Kalapatthar (5,545 m) for the best view of Mt. Everest
  • High Himalayan views over the Cho La Pass at 5,420m
  • Beautiful Gokyo Lake and the best view of the mountains from Gokyo-Ri
  • From Gokyo Ri, we can see the view of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyo

About EBC Cho La Pass Trek

Adventurous Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass Trek is one of the most popular snow pass hiking trails in the Solukhumbu district, the route connection from Lukla to Namche Bazaar, a famous Tengboche Monastery, and the world's highest number one base camp Everest at 5,364m. Every year more than 40,000 forty thousand trekkers visit by trekking and climbing which provides lots of jobs for trek guides, climbing guides, many assistance porters, and the main income ways on the route of Everest Base Camp Trek, Gokyo Valley where you will be surrounded by world giant peaks of Everest, Lhotse, Pumori, Nuptse, and Cho-La with tumbling great Icefalls.

Besides being within giant peaks on this journey, we have a chance to visit traditional Sherpa villages and interesting monasteries with old Buddhist religions and cultures retaining its past traditional way of life, the trek also leads you into the lovely forested area of rhododendrons, pines, and fir tree lines and towards an arctic temperature zone with barren and icy landscapes. This is the trek where you can observe dramatic changes in vegetation, climate, and landscapes within a short period during this amazing adventure from Everest base camp to Gokyo Lake via Cho-la pass trekking.

The trek starts with an exciting short flight to Lukla and the trek to the famous Namche Bazaar with wonderful views of snowcapped peaks and then towards scenic Tengboche Monastery surrounded by mountains and green tree lines. The walk continues to reach our destination at Everest Base Camp with acclimatization days in between the walking days, before heading to a higher elevation. At base camp where your dreams become a reality beneath the world's number one mountain, our adventure continues with a climb to Kalapathar for the grand vista of mountains with Mt. Everest at the closest distance.

After a wonderful time, the adventure leads to beautiful Gokyo Lake over Cho-la pass, Gokyo marvels at the awesome scenery of lakes and mountains with a climb of Gokyo Ri a super viewpoint after Kalapathar, adding more peaks of Makalu and Cho-Oyu. Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass Trek concludes at Lukla with a panoramic flight back to Kathmandu after a remarkable time in the high mountains with the great services of Nepal Spirit Adventure including its friendly staff and guides.

The Major Attraction of EBC Cho La Pass Trek

The major attraction of Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass Trek offers adventurous mountain scenic flight between Kathmandu – Lukla, Namche Bazaar Sherpa capital, and available luxury accommodation, an internet zone, a coffee bakery shop, and Buddhist monuments. Hike to Syanboche 3,780m (12,402ft) another most beautiful highlight of this trek, this hill provides outstanding mountain views and can see first view of Mt. Everest's top. While we have rest- acclimatization day at Namche walking to Syanboche is the best combination of mini high altitude training at least 300 – 400 miter ascending and descending walk around 3-4 hours.

Dingboche Acclimatization Climb to Nagerjun 5100m 16732fi: The second acclimatization day at Dinboche before reaching Mount Everest base camp is the best choice, today we hike/climb above 5100m Nagerjun physically challenging but arrive on top, you can see magnificent mountains view of Lobuche East 6119m, Lobuche West 6145m, Taboche Peak 6367m, Thamserku 6608m. Kangtega is 6,685m and Mt. Makalu is the world’s fifth-highest mountain. You may feel tired but worth climbing Nagerjun back to Dingboche for an overnight stop.

Climbing Kalapatthar 5545m 18192ft: Hike to Kalapatthar is one of the highest peaks along Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass Trekking, it is called in the Nepalese language Black Stone is a notable landmark located on the south ridge of Pumori mountain above the Gorakshep, the final accommodation available on the route. Without climbing equipment, climbing Kala Patthar is very popular with trekkers in the Khumbu-Everest region and provides an amazing close view of Everest and many other Himalayan ranges, you can try to summate this hill for sunset, or morning for sunrise views but physically it isn’t easy to hike from Gorakshep.

Everest Base Camp 5364m 17598ft: Every trekker/traveler has a dream to reach the world’s highest mountain base camp by trekking/hiking, dreaming once life gets there, this journey is also one of the highlight trips along the trek. There are two base camps on Mount Everest, on opposite sides of the mountains: South Base Camp is in Nepal at an altitude of 5,364 meters (17,598ft), while North Base Camp is in China at 5,150m (16,900ft) is only for Expedition of Everest not for trekking.

South Base Camp in Nepal is one of the most popular trekking routes in the Himalayas and about 40,000 people per year make the trek and climb there from Lukla Airport. While we reach the Everest Base Camp it will be the final victory with the golden achievement of this adventure and can see the beautiful Khubu Glacier, rock whole ice freezing in winter time quite difficult to find the walking trail from Gorakshep.

Cho La Pass: This trekking pass is located 5,420m (17,782ft) above sea level in the Solokhumbu district in northeastern Nepal. It connects the village of Dzongla 4,830m (15,850ft) to the east and the village of Thgnak 4,700 meters (15,400ft) to the west. Physically it is a technical pass that needs to be walked carefully with an experienced trek guide and trek porter together, at arrival top of Cho La offers wonderful mountain views beyond Lobuche, Pheriche Valley, and Gokyo, this pass is the number one highlight of this trek.

Hike Gokyo Ri 5,357m (17575fit): Another major highlight of this trek ascending this peak is worth excellent mountain views of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyo all mountains are 8,000m from sea level. It is located on the west side of the Ngozumpa glacier and is the largest glacier in Nepal Himalaya, naturally, this peak is a small hamlet of a few stone houses and one of the highest settlements in the world, you don’t require any climbing gear.

TRANSPORTATION

Ground vehicle: International and domestic arrival and departure by private vehicle service are included in the trek package. Nepal Spirit Adventure airport crew will pick you up from Kathmandu International (Tribhuban airport) as per your flight arrival schedule, and also final airport drop while you are leaving from Kathmandu after the trek, in a domestic airport vehicle: it includes one airport drop and one arrival pick up! due to the weather conditions in Kathmandu airport and Lukla airport in trek season also domestic flights may canceled in that situation travellers have to pay extra costs for airport transport services.

Air-transport: From Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu by airlines, we always book a first and second flight on time, morning flights are the best and most reliable. In the busy trek season April to May and October to November

Walking Permit Cost for Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass Trek

In the Everest Khumbu region, trek to Everest base camp Cho la Pass trail it is for every trekker needs to have (buy) an Everest-Sagarmatha National Park permit which costs 26 dollars per person for the entire trek to EBC Cho la Pass trail and requires the rural Khumbu village development committee management fee USD 17 for per person. Both entry permits are checked at several points during the Everest Base Camp Cho La pass trek, those permits you obtain in Kathmandu or along the journey before Namache Bazaar place called Jhorsalle.

FOOD & BEVERAGE

We provide hygienic and fresh food along with the Everest base camp Cho la Pass trek, 3-time meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) are included in the package Everest base camp Cho la Pass trek. We provide food from these local lodges-teahouses as per your choice on the menu, breakfast and dinner are provided at the same teahouse-lodge while lunch would be on the trails at Tropical Sherpa restaurant every day along the trek.

The food menu of all the tea houses is more or less similar to items in the Everest trek region. You can select your daily trek food from the menu. The food items are available: MOMO- Dumplings, Noodles, Pasta, Soups, and the Nepalese dish Dal Bhat. Dal Bhat is a fresh and hygienic carbohydrate meal with a platter of steamed rice served with lentil soup and fresh green seasonable vegetables.

Beverage: Soft drinks, snacks, and beer are available in most tea houses and Sherpa tropical restaurants. A variety of cereals, bread, and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast so, you do not need to worry about the food and beverage on the Everest base camp Cho La Pass Trek.

ACCOMMODATION

The time comes never wait for us. It means the accommodation category has changed, it is not at a similar time as the 1,953 first Everest submitter by Sir Adman Hillary and Tenji Norgay. There are enough lodges and teahouses along the trekking trail but Lobuche, Gorakshep, and Dzongla do have not enough places for an overnight stay your experienced trek guide will manage for those nights comfortably. We provide you with clean lodger/ teahouses along the trek, Namche and Luka two-place inclusive guest house attached bathroom, the twin bedroom is included in your trek package but sometimes we have to share the room due to less accommodation such as place of Lobuche and Gorakshep. Rest of the place you will get a twin shared bedroom.

WEATHER & BEST SEASON

The best season for Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass Trek, Two seasons a good combination: Spring- (March, April, and May), and autumn (September, October, and November) both seasons are superior for starting the Cho La Pass Everest base camp trek. In the Everest region, Spring is the best season for the trek to EBC Cho La Pass Trek in Nepal. Many trekkers from different countries to Nepal in Spring as trekking is good in all regions. The meadows are in full bloom, which makes it a good time to discover the many varieties of wildflowers.

It’s also the time to see the rhododendron forests in full bloom, turning the hillsides above 4,000 meters into an impressive and unforgettable paradise during this season. The weather is warmer at lower elevations and higher elevations over 4,000m visibility is excellent and the temperature is quite moderate cool temperature and clear visibilities. You can enjoy seeing the beautiful mountain views and the wonderful Sherpa homeland.

Autumn- (September-November): Autumn is also one of the best seasons for the trek to Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass in the Everest region. The weather is clean and clear and we can pretty much guarantee fantastic mountain views and beautiful panoramas everywhere. This season is the peak trekking season in Nepal, you can start this adventure trip in other seasons as well and such summer and winter seasons will not be crowds of trekkers.

 EVEN ON THESE TRIPS 

Nepal is the only country in the world where every month people celebrate the most beautiful festival of the year. But you can find out very different in the Everest trek reason people do not celebrate many festivals is that they are Buddhist and their culture is very similar background from Tibetan. Specially they do celebrate most Buddhist festivals such as the birth of Buddha, New Year, and Mani Rimdu which fall in the autumn season. You can enjoy and test several Hindu festivals during both seasons in spring: Maha Shivaratri, Holi, and Ghode Jatra fall in spring, and Dhasain, Tihar, and Janaipurnima fall in the autumn season all festival celebrations you can see before or after the Everest base camp Cho la pass trek.

ITINERARY & ACCLIMATIZATION

18 night 19 days Everest Base Camp Cho la pass trek itinerary is designed by an expertise trek guide of Nepal Spirit Adventure however if you do not like this trip itinerary we are very flexible to make it customized as per our customer requirements; the entire trek itinerary you will have four extra days for rest- acclimatization one day in Kathmandu before starting this adventure this could be your ideal; some flights are in the night to Kathmandu from your destination this day helps you to find the trek equipments that you may not have also you can relax in Kathmandu after your long flight journey.

Three acclimatizations, you will get along the Everest base camp Cho La Pass trek one day at Namche second day at Dingboche, and a third acclimatization day at Gokyo after crossing the Cho La high altitude trek pass. While you have three rest- acclimatization days it will help us to reach the Everest base camp at 5,364m, Kalapatthar at 5,545m, and Cho La passes at 5,368m without any difficulties. Acclimatization days and trip itineraries are very important for your trekking to Everest base camp Cho la Pass snowfall trails.

TRIP PACKAGE INCLUSIVE

While you book the 18 night 19 days Everest base camp Cho la Pass trek with Nepal Spirit Adventure, you will get all-inclusive at 1550 dollars per person which covers a three-night twin-sharing hotel in Kathmandu, a Kathmandu city sightseeing tour, both-way flights from Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu, applicable trek permit, lodges, equipment, foods, and experienced trek guide and strong porter inclusive their daily wages and trek insurance.

RECOMMEND TREK ROUTES

In the Everest region, there are several trekking routes available, most of the trek routes start and end at Lukla after taking a scenic flight from Kathmandu. Besides the Everest base camp, and Cho la pass trek, As per your Nepal holiday for trekking trips in the Himalayas short and adventurous we are highly recommending other fabulous trek routes are the Everest base camp trek, Everest view trek, Everest three high passes trek, EBC gap trek and Everest base camp trek with Island peak climb.

TREKKING EQUIPMENT

The equipment is also very important for the successful trek to Everest base camp Cho La Pass trail, you need to walk through snowfall on the pass of CHO La. Bring with you quality trek equipment while sleeping bags and down jackets are included in the package, for the personal user, better to bring your one. We highly recommend the trekking equipment for the Everest base camp Cho la Pass trek for your confident and successful adventure many of them you can get in Kathmandu after your arrival but time is required.

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Itinerary

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Upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, we will be greeted by a representative from Nepal Spirit Adventure. We will provide your airport transfer to the hotel we include for the night. All accommodations on the trek are on a shared basis. If you want to arrive early, that is no problem, we are happy to book additional nights in the hotel for you, we'll have time for a stroll around the Thamel a tourist hub in Kathmandu for some shopping overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Altitude: 1,315 m | 4,314 feet

Morning breakfast is included in the trek package, today is a free day, and you can walk around Thamel market due to your late-night arrival in Kathmandu you need an extra day in Kathmandu for a mini rest and look at the Everest base camp Cho La pass trek's equipment.  A down sleeping bag and down jacket with a duffel bag is included in the tour package you need to check them with your size introduction with the trek guide who is a company along this adventurous trip overnight in a hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Altitude: 1,315 m | 4,314ft

Early breakfast, as per our flight hours in the morning, we will be escorted to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport for a flight to Lukla a gateway destination from where our trek begins. After a 40-minute flight above the breathtaking green and white mountains, we reach the Tenzing – Hillary airport at Lukla. This is one of the most beautiful air routes in the world culminating in a dramatic landing on a hillside surrounded by high mountain peaks.

Upon arrival at Lukla, we meet our other crew members and after some packing and arrangements, we start our trek through the prosperous village of Lukla until we reach Phakding. To assist in acclimatization, we only have a short hike today. However, if interested in additional activities we can take a side trip to a nearby monastery overnight in Phakding.

  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Altitude: 2,640 m | 8,690 feet

Today’s trek starts in the morning after breakfast. The walk today is pleasant with a few short uphills and downhill with multiple crossings over Dudh Kosi River and the magnificent view of Mt. Thamserku 6,608 m. We will pass through forests of Rhododendron, Magnolia, and giant fir. In the early autumn and late spring, the flowers on the portion of the trek are a really beautiful walk that we will not forget in a hurry. 

We cross more bridges and reach the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo, where our trekking permits are checked to keep a record of trekkers and local trekking staff as well. A decent and gradual walk brings us to Jorsale, the last village until Namche Bazaar. 

The walk is enjoyable through the river bed and we reach Hillary Suspension Bridge, Now, as we climb uphill towards Namche Bazaar, closer to and magnificent sight of Kwangde Peak, its sister peak, Kusum Kangaru. Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Tawache, and many other wonderful mountains will be viewed closely. 

We stop at Chautra to admire the view. Finally, we reach the colorful village of Namche Bazaar, the main gateway of the Khumbu region overnight in the guesthouse.

  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Altitude: 3,440m | 11,280ft

This is the first of the three scheduled "acclimatization" days. Health experts always recommend we stay active and moving during the rest days instead of being idle.

We either spend the day taking a day hike to Khunde or relaxing and exploring Namche Bazaar itself. Namche Bazaar is the main center of the Everest (Khumbu) region and has government offices, ATMs, Internet cafes, shops, restaurants, a bakery, and a colorful market each Friday evening and Saturday. If we trek a few hundred vertical feet during the day, it will help us to properly acclimatize.

Our guide will take you to Syangboche for the wonderful panoramic 360-degree view of Mount Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawache, Khumbila, Thamserku, Amadablam, and other many mountains as well. 

You can also visit the Tourist Visitor Center near the headquarters of the Sagarmatha National Park where we can observe an assortment of things related to the first Everest ascenders, and Sherpa culture, and learn about the various plant and animal life of the Everest region overnight in Namche Bazaar.

  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Altitude: 3,440m | 11,280ft

Upon breakfast in Namche, we set out towards Tengboche, enjoying a superb view of Mt. Everest,Mt. Nuptse,Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, and a close-up view of Thamserku. Our trek follows a more or less smooth trail with few ups and downs which will not bother us as the magnificent view of the Himalayas keeps us company all through the journey.

Along the way, we can spot wildlife musk deer, a herd of Himalayan Thar, and multicolored pheasants. The trail goes gradually down up to Kayangjuma. The path eventually reaches Sansa, which is the major trail junction to Gokyo Valley and Everest Base Camp.

The track then follows through the pine forests and after we cross the prayer flags festooned bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, we reach Phunki Thenga, a small settlement with a couple of teahouses and a small army post amidst the alpine woods.

After having a relaxed lunch at Phunki Thenga, we gear up for a slightly tougher climb through the pine forests before we reach Tengboche. Tengboche is a great place for close-up views of Mt AmaDablam,Mt Nuptse, and Mt Everest, and it has the biggest Buddhist Monastery in the Khumbu region. We pay our visit to the monastery the same day at around 3 p.m. to witness the ceremony in the principal and popular monastery of the Everest region overnight in the lodge.

  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Altitude: 3,867m | 12,684ft

The early morning fabled scenic beauty of Tengboche takes our breath away. The mountain panorama includes ranges of Kangtega, Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Taboche, Kwangde, Tengboche, Lhotse, and Nuptse. After snapping pictures, we start the day's journey through the trial that follows Imja Khola upstream. 

Descending rapidly from the Tengboche meadow to the river bank, the track traverses a deep forest of birch and rhododendrons with magnificent views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. As we reach Deboche, a charming place amidst the woods. 

Upon reaching this juncture, we pay our visit to the Buddhist nunnery, upon climbing up we come across a few Chortens. Upon reaching Pangboche we are amazed at the dramatic views. We might visit Upper Pangboche to best view the mountains.

The trail eventually climbs to Shomare. We notice a decrease in tree line after Pangboche and upon reaching Shomare the terrain changes dramatically to a rolling arid stretch and an alpine terrain with patches of scrub and isolated pastures.

 As we reach Orsho the pyramidal peak of Pumori emerges above the mountains ahead. We finally reach a cold and windy settlement of Dingboche overlooked by Chortens and prayer flags for the night's rest overnight in the lodge.

  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Altitude: 4,350m | 14,271ft

Today is the second acclimatization day which requires about 6 hours of trekking to an altitude of 5100m. After breakfast, you ascend Nagerjun (5,100m), a hill located on the flanks of the Chhukung valley directly above Dingboche, the main aim is to climb high and sleep low.

The footpath becomes steep at times, resulting in a physically challenging day; ascending the hill could take up to 5 hours at altitude. From this altitude, there are good views of Lobuche East (6119m), Lobuche West (6145m), Taboche Peak (6367m), Thamserku (6608m), Kangtega (6685m) and Ama Dablam (6812m). 

On a clear day, you could even see Mt. Makalu, the world’s fifth highest mountain, including a great view of the Pheriche valley, After a short rest, you start the descent back to Dingboche; the walk at altitude takes about 2 hours. 

After lunch you should take a well-deserved rest, afternoon temperatures could drop rapidly as the sun sets over the mountain tops overnight in the lodge.

  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Altitude: 4,350m | 14,271ft

The trail climbs to a ridge providing towering views of Taboche Peak and Cholatse and continues through Yak pastures before crossing a wooden bridge over a roaring stream to Duglha (4,620m/15,158ft). The trail then ascends steeply for an hour, up the gravely terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. On the summit is a large group of stone-pile memorials to lost Sherpas and climbers.

It also affords great border views including Khumbutse, Lingtren, and Pumori. Everest is hidden behind the towering walls of Nuptse and Lhotse. Follow the valley upstream for about an hour to Lobuche overnight in the lodge.

  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Altitude: 4,931m | 16,177ft

Today heading towards our main destination of this fantastic adventure Everest Base Camp, starting with a gentle uphill walk for a few hours, and then a short steep climb near Gorakshep walking on a glacier, and moraine to reach Gorakshep with a few lodges, located beneath Mt. Pumori and Kalapathar as the walk continues towards the east for few hours to Everest Base Camp overlooking Khumbu glacier and Khumbu Ice Fall. After a great time and feeling high beneath the world's highest mountain retrace the journey back to Gorakshep for an overnight halt.

  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Altitude: 5,170m | 16,962ft

Early morning hike to the top of Kalapathar at 5,545 meters, the highest point of this adventure as the walk leads up for a few hours offering tremendous views of surrounding snow-capped mountains as far to the horizon including Mt. Everest at close distance and beneath the towering lofty peak of Pumori. 

After a great time return to Gorakshep for breakfast and continue to walk near Thugla, and descend to a small valley, beneath Cholatse peak for an overnight stop at Dzongla located at the base of Cho-la pass separating Gokyo and Everest base camp area.

  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Altitude: 4,860m | 15,944ft

A tough and exciting day, morning cross the high Tsho-la pass ( Chola) after an early breakfast following the path leading to a steep up, and then crossing the glacier on the eastern side. The top of the pass at an altitude of 5,367m and sometimes it will be quite challenging to traverse (in snow conditions), from the top, it offers awesome views of giant mountains and of Cholatse Glacier then descend carefully to Thanknak for an overnight stop after a hard and steady climb over the second pass of this adventure. Thanknak at 4,830m a small isolated spot with few Teahouses / Lodge which is just 2-3 hours away from Gokyo Lake.

  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Altitude: 4,830m | 15,847ft

After a great time crossing Cho-la Pass this morning an easy walk following the main Gokyo trail through Na a small hamlet at the foot of the Ngozumba glacier. Slowly and gradually journey leads to Gokyo Lake following a scenic trail, then climbing a rocky path into Ablation Valley passing the first lake and the second lake, and reaching the third lake known as Dudh Pokhari the bank of the shore is the summer settlement of Gokyo at 4,790 meters.

After lunch free for a hike to Gokyo Ri at 5,357m another highlight of this adventure, Gokyo-Ri- offers a breathtaking scenery panorama of the world’s highest peaks from Mt. Cho Oyo, Gyachung Kang, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Cholatse, Taweche, and to the east Mt. Makalu.

After a grand vista descends to Gokyo and marvels at the surrounding awesome views.

  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Altitude: 4,790m | 15,155ft

The morning hike to Gokyo 5th Lake is a 2-3 hours round trip, The walk leads high on a moraine rocky path heading towards the top of Gokyo Ri with an awesome panorama of Cho-Oyu world 6th highest mountain straddles the border with Nepal, Tibet includes grand views of Mt. Everest, Changtse as far to Mt. Makalu. After a great hike return back to Gokyo with an afternoon free to catch up with your dairy.

  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Altitude: 4,790m | 15,155ft

After a great time in beautiful Gokyo and its emerald turquoise lake walk is easy downhill most of the way with few steep climbs after Machherma a lunch stop spot, the view continues as the walk leads on winding downhill to an overnight stop at a small place of Dole.

  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Altitude: 4,200m | 13,210ft

Today a long walk of this adventure as the walk leads back into tree lines and vegetation on the downhill path to Phortse Tenga by the Dudh Kosi River, after this village a steep winding walk to Mong located on a high ridge with fantastic views of snow-capped peaks with Everest and majestic Ama-Dablam. From here head back on the main trail to Namche Bazaar, with a pleasant break for lunch, and then slowly descend towards the river valley to reach Monju village near the Sagarmatha National Park gate.

  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Altitude: 2,830m | 9,284ft

Morning walk on the pleasant path most of the way reaching Phakding from here retrace the walk back to Lukla with the last climb for an hour, on reaching Lukla celebration with fellow trekkers and staff.

  • Meals: B L D
  • Altitude: 2,840m | 9,318ft

From Lukla morning scenic flight back to Kathmandu with fantastic views of mountains from the plane on landing at Kathmandu airport, our staff transfers you back to the hotel around the Thamel area with the rest of the day free at leisure with farewell dinner among guides and fellow members of the team of Everest base camp to Gokyo Lake trekking.

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    Cost Details

    • International and domestic arrival departure by private vehicle
    • Three-night (twin-bedroom) hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
    • Domestic flight fares from Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu include airport departure taxes
    • Teahouse-Lodge accommodation along the trekking period (twin bedroom)
    • We provide hygienic meals breakfast, lunch, and dinner 3-time a day
    • Trek guide inclusive of his daily wages, medical insurance-transportation allowance- meals, and accommodation
    • One porter for 2 trekkers including his daily wages and medical insurance
    • Applicable trekking route permit Sagarmatha National Park permit
    • Pasang Lhamu Rural Village Development Municipality entry fees
    • A sleeping bag, down jacket, and duffel bags were provided for the trek session (returned after the trek)
    • High-quality general first aid medicion for group and staff
    • Coordination of service for emergency and rescue operations
    • International Airfare-Nepal Entry Visa- Personal Travel and Medical Insurance.
    • Personal daily expenses- such as alcoholic/nonalcoholic Soft drinks, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, hot shower
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
    • Excess baggage charges on domestic flights
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • Emergency Evacuation by any means of transportation or Heli and personal medical kit
    • Early return from the trips or breaking up the journey due to personal/medical reasons clients have to bear the extra expenses in Kathmandu and other related expenses as there will be no refund from the company in these situations

    Dates & Prices

    Departure note

    All our published dates are guaranteed departures. If the dates don’t match your travel plans, we are more than happy to create your desired date. Let us know what kind of trip you are looking for and our travel experts will help plan your tailor-made trips to your dream destination.

     

    Departure DateStatusPriceNote  
    28 Feb, 2024 - 16 Mar, 2024AvailableUS$1590Confirm

    Useful Information

    Is arrival and departure transportation included?

    # Yes. International arrival airport pick-up and departure on the final day (hotel to the international airport) by private vehicle included as well and we provide one departure and one airport pick-up service (domestic airport) are included in the trek package. In case of bad weather, domestic flights from Lukla to Kathmandu may canceled often in this situation customers have to arrange the self transportation.

    If the customer arrives in Kathmandu from the China/ Indian border, the transportation from the bus station to the hotel has to be arranged self.

    Is the hotel included in the trek package?

    # Yes. Three nights in a 3-star hotel with breakfast included in the trek package, two nights before the trek and one night after the trek. We do our best for good accommodation booking in Kathmandu.

    Can we fly to Lukla from Kathmandu?

    # Normally yes. In peak trekking season month, the airlines change their flight route via Ramechhap due to the air traffic in Kathmandu airport, in this situation we provide shared transportation to Ramechhap from Kathmandu and then take a flight to Lukla from there. From Kathmandu to Ramechhap it will take 4-5 hours and requires you to leave from Kathmandu early in the morning. If you prefer to take private transport to Ramechhap from Kathmandu it will cost you extra payment. Sharing transportation is included in the trek package both ways.

    How we can get the Nepal Visa?

    # You can obtain the Nepal visa upon arrival in the Tribhuvan International Airport of Kathmandu, if you are using overland service to Kathmandu from Chian/Indian border you can get a Nepal visa on both border immigration. Nowadays, you can apply online for Nepal visa services as well. For details visit Nepal Spirit Adventure online visa form.

    On Arrival Visa Fee:

    • 15 Days – 30 USD
    • 30 Days – 50 USD
    • 90 Days – 125 USD

    Does your package include trek equipment?

    # Yes. We provide warm-down jackets, sleeping bags, and duffel bags inclusive of the trek package. (remember that equipment is returned after the trip).

    What kind of lodge accommodation do we expect?

    #  We provide clean accommodation along with the EBC Cho La Pass Trekking, all the accommodation booking is based in a tea house (mountain lodge). A Tea House is a combination of a guest house, restaurant, and social hang-out. The rooms are with twin beds and little additional furniture like small tables or chairs. Blankets are generally provided but a sleeping bag is necessary for this adventure.

    Most bathrooms are common with squatting (Asian) toilets or of Western comfort with sitting toilets in the high altitude area. Most Tea Houses/lodges have running water facilities including hot water for showers, but required to pay extra charges cost you $ 2-3 dollars per hot shower.

    What kind of daily food is included in the trek package?

    # During the trekking session, full board meals are included (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). We provide food from these local lodge/tea houses as per choice on the menu. Breakfast and dinner are provided at the same tea house/lodge while lunch would be on the trail.

    Every Tea House serves the traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat (rice and lentils), as well as a variety of different food items, such as rice, seasonable vegetables, noodles, potatoes, and soups. Some lodge serves Western foods such as pizza, pasta, and French fries. Soft drinks, snacks, and beer are available in most of the Tea House's restaurants. A variety of cereals, bread, and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast.

    Is the drinking water safe along with the trekking?

    # Safe drinking water is very important while we are on a trek and we recommend that one should drink at least 3-4 liters of water a day (this helps from dehydration and altitude problems AMS). Natural tap is provided by every lodge you can add water purification medicine in Kathmandu. Besides this, if you wish to drink sealed packed mineral and boiled water you can buy en route at an extra cost you $1-3 dollars which depends on the high altitude area.

    What type of health & fitness is required for this trek?

    # Health and physical fitness is the most important part of travel and participating in trek and hiking. If you do not have previous trekking experience as required, you can start with a morning walking exercise or cycling for weeks or months before/after booking the trip with us, if you have previous trekking and climbing experience it will add a plus point to the trek chosen, most of the trek is nontechnical effort walks.

    The highest height gain on this trip is at 5,545m above sea level. The walk involves lots of ups and downs, walking through local villages, farmlands, terraces, and the river side as long as you have energy walking for 4- 6 hours a day, and if you are qualified for the trek but still require moderate health and fitness. We strongly advise travelers to consult their medical doctor before traveling do regular check-ups and hand the report to us while booking a trip with us.

    Do you provide experience trekking guide & porter?

    # Yes. We provide highly professional local trek guides and strong friendly sherpa porters, Nepal mountainous country walk takes you to the remote region, it is necessary that you are accompanied by an experienced and qualified guide and leaders for a safe journey and to make the trip a success. We at Nepal Spirit Adventure employ native trekking guides and porters who are trained and qualified for this type of trip and have worked with us for a long time.

    Our guide provides you with much local information and offers you advice on how to use your free time and coordinate day-to-day events of the tour, although (sometimes) he might need you to understand that if things do not go according to our plan set. Our trek guides are fully trained and licensed by Nepal Government, and certified by TAAN and the Nepal Mountaineering Association.

    All our trekking and climbing guides are well qualified and highly experienced with 9- 10 years on this job. We provide training for our staff yearly on medicine and climbing, with their efficiency, and cheerful attitude, providing help, information, and needs of the guests of nationalities.

    Assuring that all our trips are well managed by an expert team of tourism professionals all our guides have good knowledge regarding the culture and customs of the routes on trekking and tours, share experience and cultural insights of the country that’s missed out in travel guide books. During your time with us, you will have time to learn Nepali phrases and other cultural aspects during the journey. As we organize varied treks in Nepal Himalaya, on group trekking we provide a trek leader with an assistance leader on each trekking depending upon the size of the groups.

    This ensures safe travel with us as our guide/assistance guides get any health medical problem, we still have other main guides and leaders to run the trip smoothly as per our standard itinerary. To make the trip enjoyable we provide one guide to support and carry your bags among two people with one Sherpa helper in certain conditions.

    Is travel insurance important for this trek?

    # Trekking and travel insurance are top requirements for the adventure high-altitude trek. Travel insurance is a must and necessary that you are insured when booking trips with Nepal Spirit Adventure. Insurance protections should cover travel-trekking medical sufficiently as well as emergency and immediate rescue evacuation by any means of transportation including helicopters on medical grounds.

    As well as covering against loss or theft of your belongings and valuables please make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stays in Nepal such as trekking and climbing including other trips and adventure sports.

    Nepal Spirit Adventure holds no responsibility and liability in case of loss, theft, or damage to your belongings. We also let you know that Nepalese insurance companies do not have travel insurance policies for foreign nationals. They have this policy only for Nepalese nationals. We advise you when you travel to Nepal please bring your insurance documents. For your general ideas please visit this travel insurance.

    Can we get recharging batteries for electronic items on the trek?

    We can recharge your batteries and devices with electricity or solar power sources. In Nepal 220 - 240 volts, 50 MHZ (50 Cycles per Second) power is supplied. Just need to have a plug adaptor in case of socket fitting, which you can buy in Kathmandu before starting the trip since the plugs in Nepal might be different. You might have to pay a small amount fee/hour for using recharging facilities.

    What happens with high altitude sickness?

    # Altitude sickness often known as acute mountain sickness (A.M.S.) in general may occur when people ascend too quickly normally in altitudes of over 3000m. Most people will feel some effects of altitude, shortness of breath, and possibly light-headedness, which is fairly common. Acute mountain sickness is very different and normally involves a severe headache, sickness, and loss of awareness.

    In almost every potential case there are enough warning signs to take appropriate action. When symptoms of altitude sickness develop, please tell your trekking guide. He will advise you to deal with your problem. Generally, exertion and dehydration contribute to altitude sickness. So drink at least 3-4 liters of water every day besides tea and coffee which act as diuretics.

    What is your group size?

    # We organize any route of Nepal trek with a fixed departure basis or private trip, the minimum group size would be two and the maximum group size is ten or more on request. We can also organize private trips for solo people with a single supplement cost. Otherwise, join our estimated group departure dates available online market or ask us for your suitable flexible dates, and we will open group dates on the same date.

    Is group trek departure guaranteed?

    # Online booking trekking departure date is guaranteed even for group trek or private trek.

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