EBC Cho La Pass Trek

Experience lifetime standing beneath towering Mt. Everest, Cho-La to scenic Gokyo Lake

Trip Facts

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Group Size: Minimum 2-10 in Group
  • Min Age: +12
  • Trip Type: Lodge | Teahouse
  • Max Elevation: 5,545m | 18,193ft

Highlights

Explore Kathmandu cultural world's heritage site & local market, enjoy a scenic mountain flight to and from Lukla, explore Sagarmatha National Park and Buddhist monuments, trek to Everest Base Camp Khumbu Icefall Camp, and Climb Kalapatthar 5,545m, high Himalayan views over the Cho La Pass at 5,368m, beautiful Gokyo Lake and the best view from Gokyo Ri.

About EBC Cho La Pass Trek

Nepal Spirit Adventure expertise trek guide you to experience an adventure of a lifetime with a memorable and exciting trek to Everest base camp to Gokyo Lake via Cho-la pass, 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 Everest Base Cam Cho-La Pass Trek, a chance to visit traditional Sherpa villages and interesting monasteries with old Buddhist religion and cultures retaining its past traditional way of life to this day. EBC to Cho-la pass trek also leads you into the lovely forested area of rhododendron, 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 of time during this amazing adventure from Everest base camp to Gokyo Lake via Cho-la pass trekking. Starting with an exciting short flight to Lukla and starting 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 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 adventure leads to beautiful Gokyo Lake over Cho-la pass, at Gokyo marvel 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.

Transportation

Ground vehicle transportation: International arrival pick-up, domestic airport departure, and arrival pick-up services are inclusive by private vehicle. 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. Ground and airlines transportation is included in the package of Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass Trek.

Entry Permit and Cost

In the Everest region, trek to Everest base camp Cho la pass trail it is necessary for every trekker they need to have (buy) Everest-Sagarmatha national park permit which cost USD 26 dollar per person for the entire trek to EBC Cho la pass trail and second also requires the rural Khumbu village development committee management fee USD 17 dollars for per person. Both entry permits are checked at several points during the Everest Base Camp Cho La pass trek.

Food and Beverage

We provide hygienic and fresh food along with the ebc Cho la pass trek, 3-time meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) are included in the package of 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 that comes together with a platter of steamed rice served with lentil soup and green fresh seasonable vegetables. Beverage: Soft drinks, snacks, and beer are available in most of the tea houses Sherpa tropical restaurants. A variety of cereals, bread, and eggs 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 along with the EBC Cho La Pass Trek

The time comes never wait for us. It meals accommodation on the Everest base camp Cho la pass trek has also much change, it is not as a similar time of 1953 first Everest submitter by sir Adman Hillary and Tenji Norgay. There are enough loges and teahouses along the trekking trail but Lobuche, Gorakshep, and Dzongla do have not enough places for an overnight stay but your experience trek guide will manage for those nights comfortably.

We provide you with clean lodger/ teahouses along Everest base camp Cho La pass trek, Namche and Luka two-place inclusive guest house attach bathroom, the twin bedroom is included your trek package but someplace 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 share bedroom.

Weather and Best Season

The best season for Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass Trek, Two seasons are a good combination: Spring (March, April, and May), 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 at 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 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 as such summer and winter seasons will not be crowds of trekkers.

Events During the EBC Cho La Pass Trek

Nepal is the only country in the world where every month peoples celebrate the most beautiful festival of the year. But you can find out very different in Everest trek reason people do not celebrate many festivals because they are Buddhist and their culture is the 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 those fall in spring, 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.

Acclimatization and Trek Itinerary

18 night 19 days ebc 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 requirement; entire the 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 ebc Cho al pass trek one day at Namche second day at Dingboche, and 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.

EBC Cho La Pass Trek 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 USD 1590 dollars per person which covered a three-night twin sharing hotel in Kathmandu, a Kathmandu city sightseeing tour, a way flight Kathmandu 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 Cho la pass trek, As per your Nepal holiday for trekking trips in the Himalayas for short and adventurous we are highly recommending other fabulous trek routes are Everest base camp trek, Everest view trek, Everest three high passes trek, EBC gap trek and Everest base camp trek with Island peak climb.

EBC Cho La PassTrek Equipments

The equipment is also very important for the successful trek to Everest base camp Cho la pass trail, sometimes you need to walk thru snowfall on the pass of CHO La. We highly suggest that bring with you quality trek equipment while sleeping bags and down jackets inclusive in the package, for the personal user, better bring your personal one.

We are highly recommending the trekking equipment for ebc Cho la pass trek for your confident and successful adventure many of them you can get in Kathmandu after your arrival in Kathmandu 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 take a rest or visit Nepal Spirit Adventure’s office. We may also stroll around the Thamel a tourist hub in Kathmandu for some shopping for trek overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1,315m | 4,314ft
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle

Guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites; including the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambunath), and Buddhist shrine (Buddha Nath) which is one of the large Stupas in the world. In the afternoon, there will be a pre-trip discussion where we can meet our trek leader, other crew, and other participants of this trek. Nepal Spirit Adventure briefs us regarding our trek and further provides the opportunity to ask any questions we may have regarding our upcoming adventure overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1,315m | 4,314ft
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle

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 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 activates we can take a side trip to a nearby monastery overnight in Phakding.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Phakding
  • Altitude: 2,640m | 8,690ft
  • Walking Hours: 4 Hours
  • Transportation: By Air

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 6608m | 21675ft. 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 it a really beautiful walk which 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 in order to keep a record of trekkers and local trekking staff as well. A descend and a 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 Bazzar, closer and magnificent sight of Kwangde Peak, its sister peaks, 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: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Location: Namche
  • Altitude: 3,440m | 11,280ft
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 Hours

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 Bazzar 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 headquarter of the Sagarmatha National Park where we can observe an assortment of things related to the first Everest ascenders, Sherpa culture, and learn about the various plant and animal life of the Everest region overnight in Namche Bazaar.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Location: Namche
  • Altitude: 3,440m | 11,280ft
  • Walking Hours: 2-3 Hours

Upon breakfast in Namche, we set out towards Tengboche, enjoying a superb view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, and 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 our 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 Ama Dablam, Mt Nuptse, and Mt Everest, and it has the biggest Buddhist Monastery of the Khumbu region. We pay our visit to the monastery the same day at around 3 pm to witness the ceremony in the principal and popular monastery of the Everest region overnight in the lodge.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge, Teahouse
  • Location: Tengboche
  • Altitude: 3,867m | 12,684ft
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 Hours

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 journey through the trial that follows through Imja Khola upstream. Descending rapidly from the Tengboche meadow to the river bank, the track traverses a deep forest of birch and rhododendron 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 further 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 finally for the night's rest overnight in the lodge.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge, Teahouse
  • Location: Dingboche
  • Altitude: 4,350m | 14,271ft
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 Hours

Today is the second acclimatization day that requires about 6 hours of trekking to an altitude of 5100m. After breakfast, you ascend Nagerjun (5100m), 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: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse
  • Location: Dingboche
  • Altitude: 4,350m | 14,271ft
  • Walking Hours: 2-3 Hours

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 wall of Nuptse and Lhotse. Follow the valley upstream for about an hour to Lobuche overnight in the lodge.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge, Teahouse
  • Location: Lobuche
  • Altitude: 4,931m | 16,177ft
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 Hours

Today heading towards our main destination of this fantastic adventure to Everest Base Camp, starting with a gentle uphill walk for a few hours, and then a short steep climb near to Gorakshep walking on a glacier, moraine to reach Gorakshep with 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: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge, Teahouse
  • Location: Gorakshep
  • Altitude: 5,170m | 16,962ft
  • Walking Hours: 6-7 Hours

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: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge, Teahouse
  • Location: Dzongla
  • Altitude: 4,860m | 15,944ft
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 Hours

A tough and exciting day, morning cross 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 making descend carefully to Thanknak for 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: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge, Teahouse
  • Location: Thanknak
  • Altitude: 4,830m | 15,847ft
  • Walking Hours: 6 Hours

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, 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 peak 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 the surrounding awesome views.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge, lodge
  • Location: Gokyo
  • Altitude: 4,790m | 15,155ft
  • Walking Hours: 3-4 Hours

Morning hike to Gokyo 5th Lake a 2-3 hours round trip, walk leads high on moraine rocky path heading towards at 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 returns back to Gokyo with an afternoon free to catch up with your dairy.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge, Teahouse
  • Location: Gokyo
  • Altitude: 4,790m | 15,155ft
  • Walking Hours: 2-3 Hours

After a great time in beautiful Gokyo and its emerald turquoise lake walk is easy with 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 overnight stop at a small place of Dole.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge, Teahouse
  • Location: Dole
  • Altitude: 4,200m | 13,210ft
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 Hours

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 heading 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: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge, Teahouse
  • Location: Monju
  • Altitude: 2,830m | 9,284ft
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 Hours

Morning walk on the pleasant path most of the way reaching at 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: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Location: Lukla
  • Altitude: 2,840m | 9,318ft
  • Walking Hours: 4-5 Hours

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 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.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle

After a wonderful time at Everest Base Camp to Gokyo Lake via Chola-la pass trekking with grand service of Nepal Spirit Adventure, as per the flight time transfer to the international air terminal for your departure homeward bound or to next respective countries.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle
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Cost Details

  • International Arrival and Departure Transfer: Arrival and departure transfer from the airport to the hotel and vice versa with our staff to pick you up.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu: Three-night 3-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast two nights before one night after the trek.
  • Kathmandu City Tour: Kathmandu city sightseeing tour by private vehicle, tour guide including temple and monastery fees.
  • Domestic Flight: Domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu as per itinerary.
  • Accommodation in Trek: Guesthouse and Lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • Trekking Food: Full board meal daily 3 times: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • Experience Trek Guide: We provide an experience Nepal local trek guide inclusive of his daily wages, medical insurance-transportation allowance- meals, and accommodation on trekking.
  • Trekking Porters: Provided honest strong porters inclusive of their daily wages, medical insurance-transportation allowance meals, and accommodation along the trek. Inclusive one porter for two trekkers.
  • EBC Chola Pass Route Permit: Applicable trekking permit.
  • Inclusive Trekking Equipment: 4-season sleeping bag, feather-down jacket, and duffel bag.
  • First Aid: Inclusive basic first aid and medical kits.
  • Our Helping Hand: Coordination of service for emergency and rescue operations.
  • Government Taxes: All the necessary paperwork & local taxes.
  • Farewell Dinner: We invite you to farewell dinner or lunch at reputable restaurants.
  • International Flight: International Airfare-Nepal Entry Visa- Personal Travel and Medical Insurance.
  • Nepal Visa Fee: You can get a Nepal visa on your arrival in Kathmandu.
  • Expenses of Personal nature-gratitude: Soft drinks, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, hot shower (Tips), and meals in Kathmandu as per the Itinerary.
  • Excess Baggage Charge: Excess baggage charges on domestic flights.
  • Personal Trekking Equipment: (You can buy in Kathmandu at a reasonable price).
  • Emergency Evacuation: Emergency Evacuation by any means of transportations or Heli and personal medical kit.
  • Extra Expenses: 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

Departure dates are not convenient for you; you may choose alternate trip departure dates as per your comfort holidays, we are pleased to open a new trip date.

 

Departure DateStatusPriceNote  
19 May, 2022 - 06 Jun, 2022AvailableUS$1550Confirm
23 May, 2022 - 10 Jun, 2022AvailableUS$1550Confirm
27 May, 2022 - 14 Jun, 2022AvailableUS$1550Confirm

Useful Information

Arrival & Departure:

International and domestic arrival-departure transfer service by private vehicle is included in the trek package of EBC Cho La Pass.

Accommodation:

Three stars tourist standard hotels in Kathmandu, accommodation based on a twin sharing basis with breakfast. If you are trekking on a group joining basis, you will share a room with someone of the same gender from your group. If you prefer a single room supplement in Kathmandu and on-route trekking, you can request the single supplement (which will be an extra cost besides the trip price stated). We can also help you to book at different deluxe star category hotels on request for more details and information please feel free to contact us.

Lodges- Teahouses for Trek:

We provide clean accommodation along with the EBC Cho La Pass Trekking, all the accommodation booking base in tea house (mountain lodge). A Tea House is a combination of the 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 (we recommend that you carry your own sleeping bags). Most bathrooms are common with squatting (Asian) toilets or of western comfort with sitting toilets. Most Tea Houses / Lodge have running water facilities. Most of the lodges have hot water for showers, but require pay extra charges in using hot showers. Per shower cost, you $ 3-5 dollars depending on the high altitude zone.

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 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 eggs 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 trek and we recommend that one should drink at least 3-4 litters of water a day (this helps from de-hydration and altitude problem AMS). Natural tap is provided by every lodges you can add water purification medicine can buy in Kathmandu. Besides this, if you wish to drink sealed packed mineral and boiled water you can buy en route at extra cost you $1-3 dollars that’s all depends on high altitude area.

Health & Fitness Required:

Health and physical fitness is the most important part of travel and in 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 month 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 down, 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 requires moderate health and fitness. We strongly advise travelers to consult their medical doctor before traveling and do regular check-ups and hand the report to us while booking a trip with us.

Experience Trekking Guide & Porter

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 making 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 with much local information and offers you with advice on how to use your free time and by coordinating 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, certified by TAAN and 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 medical 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 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 smooth as per our standard itinerary. To make the trip enjoyable and pleasant we provide one guide to support and carry your bags among two people with one Sherpa helper in certain conditions.

Caring Porter:

Our porter is fully equipped with warm gears and insured on each trip by the company. We take care of our staff/porters' welfare as well client’s safety. We closely work with (PAC) Porters Association International Act. We allow maximum load to be carried by our porter with 20 to 25 KG and make sure that your trekking duffel-kit bag should not be more than 25 KG.

Travel Insurance:

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 emergency and immediate rescue evacuation by any means of transportation including helicopters on medical ground.

As well covering against loss or theft of your belonging and valuables and please make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking your stay 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 a travel insurance policy 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 re-charging batteries of electronic items on the trek?

We can recharge your batteries, 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.

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 effect 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.

Group Size:

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

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