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.
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.
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.
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.