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
  • Max Elevation: 5,545m

Highlights

  • Explore Kathmandu cultural world's heritage site & local market
  • Enjoying scenic mountain flight to and from Lukla
  • Explore Sagarmatha National Park and Buddhist monument
  • Trek to Everest Base Camp Khumbu Icefall Camp and Climb Kalapatthar 5,545m
  • You can see high Himalayan views over the Cho La Pass 5368m
  • Visit beautiful Gokyo Lake and best view from Gokyo Ri

About EBC Cho La Pass Trek

Nepal Spirit Adventure leads you to experience an adventure of a lifetime with memorable and exciting trekking to Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass Gokyo Lake, where you will be surrounded by world giant peaks of Everest, Lhotse, Pumori, Nuptse, and Lho-la with tumbling great Icefalls.

Besides being within giant peaks on this EBC 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 Cho La Pass experience Trek Guide us into the lovely forested area of rhododendron, pines and fir tree lines and towards arctic temperature zone with barren and icy landscapes. This is the trek where you can observe a dramatic change in vegetation, climate, landscapes within a short period of time during this amazing adventure to EBC Cho La Pass Trek.

Trek to EBC  Cho La Pass trail starting with an exciting short flight to Lukla and starting the trek to famous Namche Bazaar with wonderful views of snowcapped peaks and then towards scenic Tengboche Monastery surrounded with 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 higher elevation. At the base camp where your dreams become a reality beneath world number one mountain, our adventure continues with a climb to Kalapathar for a grand vista of mountains with Mt. Everest at the closest distance.

After a wonderful time, this adventure leads to beautiful Gokyo Lake over Cho-la pass, at Gokyo Lake 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. EBC Cho La Pass Trek concludes at Lukla with a panoramic flight back to Kathmandu after a remarkable time in the high mountains with great services of Nepal Spirit Adventure including its friendly staff and guides.

19 Days EBC Cho La Pass Trek inclusive service of accommodation in Kathmandu, trekking lodges, equipment, flights, and helpful kindly porter will support your bags along with the EBC Cho La Pass and this adventure trip will make you one of your lifetime Nepal Himalaya experience journey.

More adventurous trekkers can extend their experience of the Khumbu region including Everest Three High Passes Trek and fit trekkers can attempt the summit Imjatse Himal also known as Island Peak via Everest Base Camp Trek.

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Itinerary

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Upon our arrival at the Tribhuwan international airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, we will be greeted by a representative from Nepal Spirit Adventure and transfer to your hotel; 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
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle

a 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 Buddhists 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
  • 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 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 nearby monastery overnight in Phakding.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • 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

This is the first of the three scheduled "acclimatization" days. Health experts always recommend us to 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 at 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

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 lodge.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse

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 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 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 lodge.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse

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). One 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 lodge.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse

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 lodge.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse

Today heading towards our main destination of this fantastic adventure to Everest Base Camp, starting with gentle uphill walk for few hours, and then a short steep climb near to Gorakshep walking on glacier, moraine to reach Gorakshep with few lodges, located beneath Mt. Pumori and Kalapathar as walk continues towards 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 highest mountain retrace the journey back to Gorakshep for overnight halt.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse

Early morning hike to the top of Kalapathar at 5,545 meters, the highest point of this adventure as the walk leads up for 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

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

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 breathtaking scenery panorama of 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

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 afternoon free to catch up with your dairy.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse

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

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/Teahous

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

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 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
  • 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
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle
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Cost Details

  • Arrival and departure transfer from the airport to the hotel and vice versa with our staff to pick you up
  • Three night 3-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Kathmandu city sightseeing tour including temple and monastery fees
  • Domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu as per itinerary
  • Lodge accommodation during the trek
  • Meals: Full board meal daily 3 times: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Service of trekking guides and porters price includes: Daily wages, medical insurance-transportation allowance- meals and accommodation on trekking one porter for two trekkers
  • Applicable trekking permit
  • Trekking equipment: 4-season sleeping bag, feather-down jacket, and duffel bag
  • Basic first aid and medical kits
  • Coordination of service for emergency and rescue operations
  • All the necessary paperwork & local taxes
  • Farewell dinners at reputable restaurants
  • International Airfare-Nepal Entry Visa- Personal Travel and Medical Insurance
  • Nepal visa fee
  • 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 charges on domestic flight
  • Personal trekking equipment (You can buy in Kathmandu at a reasonable price)
  • Emergency Evacuation by any means of transportations or Heli and personal medical kit
  • Early return from the trips or breaking up the journey due to personal/medical reason clients have to bear the extra expenses in Kathmandu and other related expenses as there will be no refund from the company in this 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. We can organize a private trek at any time of the year.

 

Departure DateStatusPriceNote  
25 Nov, 2020 - 13 Dec, 2020AvailableUS$1590Confirm
30 Nov, 2020 - 18 Dec, 2020AvailableUS$1590Confirm

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