Everest Base camp With Cho La Pass Trek

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destination Everest
duration 18 Days
grade Moderate
start/end point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
region Everest
max altitude 5555m
group size 2-10
meal All inclusive
activity 5-6 hours
accommodation Hotel/Teahouse
season All season

We Offer Group Discount

No. Of People Price Per Person
Pax 1 USD 1,590
Pax 2 USD 1,490
Pax 3 USD 1,390
Pax 4 to 6 USD 1,350
Pax 7 to 12 USD 1,290
Pax 13 to 18 USD 1,250
Pax 19 to 24 USD 1,190
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Everest Base camp With Cho La Pass Trek

This 18-day trek offers impressive views of Mt. Everest and a trek through the Gokyo Valley. You will climb to Mt. Gokyo Ri (5357m) and Kala Patthar (5550m) for some of the most excellent views in the region. 

This region is rich in Tibetan Buddhist culture with some of the most hospitable and friendly people in Nepal. The Everest Base Camp trail takes you to the high altitude Cho la Pass (5420m) that connects Dzongla in the east and Thagnak in the west. The peaceful Gokyo valley in the Sagarmatha National Park offers fantastic views of Gokyo Ri (5357m) and Kala Patthar (6660m). There are also views of many 8000 meter plus peaks: Mount Everest (8848m), Mt Lhotse (8516m), Mt Makalu (8485m) and Cho-Oyu (8201 m). There are other mountains that will get your attention, such as Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserku, Pumori, and Khumbutse in the Khumbu district. 

Sagarmatha National Park is alive with unique flora and fauna ranges from lush valleys to forests and glaciers. Along the trail you can see yak grazing, donkeys, musk deer, Himalayan Mountain bear, Tahr (wild mountain goat), the secretive Snow Leopard, blue sheep, Rhesus monkey, Langur monkey and the magnificently colored pheasant. 

Sherpa Teams Everest Base Camp and Cho La Pass trek begins at Kathmandu followed by an exciting flight to Lukla. The trek begins at Lukla and first takes us to Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, and Lobuche, and then to Everest Base Camp. Climbing to Kala Patthar (5550m) offers some of the best views of Mt. Everest, Dzongla, Cho-La Pass (5420m), Gokyo Valley, Ngozumpa Glacier, the turquoise Gokyo Lakes, Renjo La Pass and Gokyo Ri. This trek offers a wider experience for the trekker with many vantage points where photographers can capture the heart of this region.

Sherpa Teams will take care of all trekking permits, meals and accommodation on the trek. We have an unblemished reputation in this business and aim to make this one of the most enjoyable travel experiences of your life.

ITINERARY

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Our guide will be there to meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free and will give you time to stroll around the shopping areas closest to your hotel in Thamel. If you need anything for your trek you will most likely find it here in Thamel. In the evening your guide will provide valuable information about the trek and introduce you to your fellow trekkers.

Today we head off sightseeing in the Kathmandu Valley with our guide. We will visit Pashupatinath, which is the holiest Hindu temple in Nepal and a place where many pilgrims go to worship Lord Shiva (on the banks of the holy Bagmati River), Bouddhanath, a Buddhist temple also known as ‘Little Tibet’ and next to Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple). From Swayambhunath we continue on to Kathmandu’s famed Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site situated in front of the royal palace.

This morning we will take you to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport and from there we will fly to Lukla, around 35 minutes, and with time to appreciate the stunning views of the Himalayas. Your journey begins at Lukla with an easy trek that passes a Kani (ceremonial gatehouse) before the trail heads down and then leads uphill to Kyangma Village with its large Gompa (monastery). We then continue on to Cheplung Village with the trail passing through a forest near to the Dudh Koshi River. After we cross the suspension bridge we climb up and over the ridge to Ghat Village and on the trail pass a school, Mani walls, Chortens, and prayer wheels before arriving at Phakding.

This morning we hit the trail and cross several suspension bridges over the Dudh Kosi River before coming to Tok-Tok, Benkar, and Monjo villages. We then arrive at the Sagarmatha National Park entrance gate where you will be asked to show your trekking permit. We then follow the trail along the river bed and after crossing the last Hillary suspension bridge we have a steep uphill trek to Namche Bazaar. Namche has a wide variety of restaurants, an internet café, pubs, bakery, post office, ATM and banks.

Health specialists highly recommend we spend the day being active instead of sitting idle. From Namche Bazaar we can choose to visit: Everest View Resort, Thame, visit Khunde or take some time out to relax and explore Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is the commercial center of the Everest (Khumbu) region and has government offices and a vibrant market each Friday evening and Saturday. Your guide will also take you to the Tourist Visitor Center near the headquarters of the Sagarmatha National Park where we can view: a assortment of relics linked to the first mountaineers to climb Everest, Sherpa culture and learn about the comprehensive plant and animal life of this region.

Today we start out on the trail with a steep climb up from the valley floor passing through rhododendron, juniper and large conifer forests - with their fragrant bouquet. The trail heads via Yak Kharka (meaning grazing pasture for yak) and various Sherpa villages. Throughout the trek, you will have some incredible views of Khumbu La Pass and Tengboche.

Today we head downhill on a 3 to 4-hour trek on a trail that leads through forests and then crosses the Imja Khola (river) passing through the village of Pangboche - memorable for its fields surrounded by rock walls. Tonight we stay at Dingboche.

Dingboche Village is a pleasant place with numerous cultivated fields surrounded by stone walls to protect their crops; like barley, buckwheat, and potatoes from the frequent strong winds and grazing animals. You can wander around Dingboche to help you acclimatize or climb up to Nagarjuna Hill or Chukhung Village for magnificent views of Makalu, Lhotse, Cholatse, Tawache, and Ama Dablam.  If you feel up to it then you can climb to Nangkartshang Peak at 5,100 meters. It is about 4 hours to reach the top. The reward of more amazing views from the top will make it worthwhile.

Today on the trail we pass many Chortens (Tibetan shrines & tombs) before we come to the village of Thugla (4600m) where we will stop for lunch at its tea house. After lunch, we head towards some soaring peaks, such as Mt Pumori (7161m) and Mt. Nuptse (7861m). We follow the trail through an extensive valley before coming to Thukla - just after passing by the Pheriche Aid Post at Pheriche (4371m). The aid post only operates during the peak trekking seasons. We then descend to the yak pastures and small settlements of Lobuche.

The trail is initially quite easy but increasingly gets more difficult. On the trail, we have some amazing views Mt. Everest, Nuptse, and other huge peaks. The trail continues for approximately 150 meters before we have to cross a moraine after which it becomes easier before we come to Gorakshep, one on the world’s most remote and highest settlements. After lunch, we head to EBC following a trail next to the Khumbu Glacier. The trek around the glacier takes around 1.5 hours and then we come to EBC (5360m). At base camp, there will be other climbers who will share their stories. From EBC there are views of the Khumbu Glacier with its frightening and dangerous crevices. We then head back to Gorakshep.

Today we will trek up to Kala Patthar in the early morning hours so as to be there when the sun rises. You will have time to watch in wonder at the sunrise on the Himalayan ranges, taking in the exceptional views. We will then head back to Lobuche and then to Dzongla where we will spend the night.

We begin by getting up early and then head to Cho La Pass. The trek across the glacier is an enjoyable experience if there is not too much snow, which otherwise makes it impossible to cross. From the pass, we head down to Thangnak Village for an overnight stay at a teahouse.

Our trek this morning is quite short as we head to Gokyo where we will stop for lunch. We will enjoy the rest of the day here exploring the Gokyo Valley. We may also choose to visit the glaciers and turquoise lakes of the Gokyo Valley. From here we have fantastic views of Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse Makalu, and other huge snow-covered peaks.

Today is going to be a hard day as we climb to the summit of Gokyo-RI. It will be tough-going, but once you are at the top you will have some incredible views back down over the Gokyo Valley, the Ngozumpa Glacier, and a panoramic view of the Khumbu Himalayan gleaming snow-covered peaks. We will then head back down to Dole.

Today we follow the trail from Dole to Namche Bazaar that should take us around six hours. On the trail, we will arrive at Khumjung Village located at the base of Mt. Ama Dablam. We continue on until we come to Namche Bazaar where we will stay the night.

We have a long day on the trail with a 7-hour trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla, which is fortunately downhill with several sections of flat ground. There are areas of rocky ground to cross that will require you to watch your step. We leave the Sagarmatha National Park and will then come to Lukla where we stay overnight.

Today the mountains will be behind us as we head back to Kathmandu on a 35 minutes scenic flight. After arriving at Kathmandu and back to your hotels in or near Thamel you can relax until this evening. 

A representative from Sherpa Expedition and Trekking will take you to the airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled departure. We hope to see and hear from you again for your next adventure into another Himalaya region.

SERVICES

Costs included in your package.

  • Airport picks up and transports by private Car/Jeep.
  • Three night’s standard twin sharing Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • Fresh fruit every evening after dinner.
  • Trekking Lodge (Tea House) accommodation during the trek.
  • All necessary paperwork including Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit & Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality fees.
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu (Ramechhap -Lukla- Ramechhap) flight with private airport transfer and domestic airport tax.
  • A highly experienced, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking well trained, Government license holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
  • Strong, helpful Sherpa porters with proper safety equipment and walking equipment, his salary, food, accommodation, and insurance (one porter for two people).
  • Comprehensive medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service (paid by your Travel Insurance Company).
  • Use of sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag and walking poles (if you don’t have your own, to be returned after trip completed).
  • Sherpa Expedition and Trekking T-shirt
  • Government taxes and official expenses.
  • Guided Kathmandu sightseeing tour with private car/jeep.
  • Trip achievement certificate after successful trip completion.
  • Oxygen meter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) which will ensure your health during the trek.
  • Assistant guide for groups of 8 or more people.

Costs Exclude

  • Meals whilst you are in Kathmandu - lunch, and dinner.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (easy to obtain the visa on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport – Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15-day visa.
  • Personal travel and medical insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and nonalcoholic, soup, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, cocoa, mineral water, extra food, cold and hot drinks on trek ( i.e. those you choose to purchase along the way and during evenings in the tea houses)
  • All desserts & sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
  • Hot shower and battery charging at the tea houses.
  • Tips for the guide, porter, and driver (tipping is expected)
  • Kathmandu sightseeing monument entrance fees($30 USD per person)
  • Excess baggage of more than 10 kg for Lukla flight.
  • NOTE: If you return earlier from the trek due to sickness or any problem, the money you paid for the flight, hotel, mountain room, food, etc. is nonrefundable, and you will need to bear the expenses for the hotel, food, etc. in Kathmandu yourself.

EQUIPMENTS

The following information will give you some idea about what you need to bring for the trek. It is important you do not forget the essential items, as this will determine your comfort and safety on the trek. Equally important is that you do not burden yourself with unnecessary equipment on the trek.

  • Sleeping Bag (Sherpa Teams will provide but need to return after completing the trip)
  • Duffel Bag (Sherpa Teams will provide but need to return after completing the trip)
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Waterproof windbreaker or windcheater
  • Thermal underclothes
  • Rain poncho
  • Down jacket (Sherpa Teams will provide but need to return after completing the trip)
  • Fleece or wool trousers
  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Trekking pants (two pairs)
  • Mittens or woolen gloves
  • Hiking socks (several pairs)
  • Moisture-wicking shirts, including t-shirts
  • Trekking shoes or boots with spare laces
  • Flip-flops or sandals for relaxing in the evenings
  • Underwear (several pairs)
  • Swimsuit or swimming costume
  • Sunglasses
  • Headlamp or flashlight/torch
  • Sleeping bag (Sherpa Teams can provide this for you)
  • Trekking poles (if desired)
  • Hiking backpack with a capacity of at least 40 liters
  • Small lock for your backpack
  • Reusable water bottles (at least two liters)
  • Water purification tablets or filtration device
  • Wash towel
  • Basic first aid kit

Toiletries (tissues, toilet paper, moisturizer, lip balm, sunscreen, sanitary pads, hand sanitizer, nail clippers, a small mirror, toothbrush, toothpaste, glasses, contacts, etc.)

GOOD TO KNOW

Accommodation

You will be accommodating in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu. During the trek teahouses/lodges are readily available. Due to excellent infrastructure, the teahouse of this trek is relative of high quality but at the higher elevation or up ahead from the Namche, you will not be able to find a standard accommodation, the rooms are basic normally with a bed, blankets and a pillow.

Meals and Drinks during the trek

Breakfast will be served in Kathmandu and all meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) are included during your trek in the Himalayas. The teahouses of this trek are quite standard and serve you authentic Nepalese food and International cuisines too (Tibetan, Indian, Continental, etc.). Please carry water purifying pills as you get to have stream water also note that you have an option of buying bottled water.

Physical Fitness and Difficulty Level

The Three Passes Trek is highly rated as a challenging trek than the classic Everest Base Camp Trek so this trek is suitable for trekkers who have had past experience of trekking, this does not mean you need to be an athlete’s or marathon runner. However, the fitter you are, the more you will enjoy it. This may sound difficult to the first time trekkers, who are concerned that they won’t keep up; all you need to do is walking, jogging, cycling, and hiking near the valley before embarking.

Altitude Sickness

Trekking in the higher elevation is physically demanding than trekking in the lower elevation. Going up at higher elevation too fast causes altitude sickness, it generally happens when your body fails to adapt to the decreasing amount of oxygen available on high altitude as we ascend higher above 2500m.

Prevention of Altitude Sickness

  • Allow your body to have sufficient time for acclimatization.
  • Do not travel alone, take a guide or travel with a group of people.
  • Say no to alcohol, sleeping pills, and smoking.
  • At least drink 3 to 4 liters of clean water a day.
  • Do not make rapid ascend.
  • Avoid getting cold.

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The Everest Base Camp with Cho La pass trek is a challenging and adventurous trek in the Everest region of Nepal. It combines the classic Everest Base Camp trek with an additional crossing of the Cho La pass, which offers stunning views and an exhilarating experience.

The Everest Base Camp with Cho La pass trek typically takes around 14-20 days to complete. This includes acclimatization days, rest days, and the time required to cross the Cho La pass.

The Everest Base Camp with Cho La pass trek is considered to be a strenuous trek. It involves long days of walking, high altitude, and steep ascents and descents. Prior trekking experience and a good level of physical fitness are recommended.

The best time to undertake the Everest Base Camp with Cho La pass trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer stable weather, clear skies, and moderate temperatures, providing optimal trekking conditions.

Yes, you will need two permits for the Everest Base Camp with Cho La pass trek: the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit and the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entry Permit. These permits can be obtained in Kathmandu or through your trekking agency.

Altitude sickness is a concern on this trek, as you will be ascending to high altitudes. It is important to acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and listen to your body. The trekking itinerary is designed to allow for gradual acclimatization, but it is still essential to be aware of the symptoms of altitude sickness and take necessary precautions.

Teahouses and lodges are available along the Everest Base Camp with Cho La pass trek route. These provide basic accommodations with shared rooms and communal dining areas. The facilities may vary, but most offer comfortable beds, hot showers (for a fee), and meals.

Yes, it is possible to do the Everest Base Camp with Cho La pass trek independently. However, it is highly recommended to hire a guide or join a trekking agency for better support, safety, and local knowledge. They can also assist with permits, accommodations, and transportation.

Some essential items to pack for the Everest Base Camp with Cho La pass trek include proper trekking gear (hiking boots, warm clothing, rain gear), a good-quality backpack, a sleeping bag, trekking poles, a water bottle, and a first aid kit. It is also recommended to carry some snacks and water purification tablets.

Yes, the itinerary for the Everest Base Camp with Cho La pass trek can be customized according to your preferences and time constraints. However, it is important to consult with your trekking agency or guide to ensure that the itinerary allows for proper acclimatization and a safe trekking experience.

We Offer Group Discount

No. Of People Price Per Person
Pax 1 USD 1,590
Pax 2 USD 1,490
Pax 3 USD 1,390
Pax 4 to 6 USD 1,350
Pax 7 to 12 USD 1,290
Pax 13 to 18 USD 1,250
Pax 19 to 24 USD 1,190
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  • Your Happiness Guaranteed
  • 24/7 Customer Support

All Inclusive Cost

USD 1,350

Per Person

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Janiec Aleksander

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November 16, 2023

A Journey of Trust and Adventure: Everest Base Camp with Cho La Pass Trek

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Choosing Sherpa Expedition and Trekking Team for my Everest Base Camp trek with Cho La Pass was the best decision I could have made. From my initial inquiries, they displayed professionalism and promptly provided me with all the necessary information, establishing a sense of trust and reliability. The Cho La Pass added an element of adventure to the trek, rewarding me with breathtaking views and unforgettable experiences. I am thankful to the team for making this trekking journey truly exceptional. Highly recommended!

Samuel Ben

Australia

October 18, 2023

An Unforgettable Journey: Everest Base Camp with Cho La Pass Trek

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Completing the Everest Base Camp trek with Cho La Pass was an adventure of a lifetime. Sherpa Expedition and Trekking Team made the entire journey seamless and unforgettable. From the moment I contacted them, they were responsive and provided me with all the necessary information. The Cho La Pass added an extra level of challenge and excitement to the trek, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks. I am grateful to the team for their exceptional service and for making this trekking experience truly unforgettable. Highly recommended!

Elaine Booth

France

September 21, 2023

A Trekking Adventure Beyond Expectations: Everest Base Camp with Cho La Pass Trek

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Embarking on the Everest Base Camp trek with Cho La Pass was an experience that exceeded all my expectations. Sherpa Expedition and Trekking Team's professionalism and attention to detail were evident throughout the entire journey. The Cho La Pass presented a thrilling challenge, rewarding me with stunning panoramic views. I am immensely grateful to the team for their exceptional service and for making this trekking experience in Nepal truly extraordinary. Highly recommended for adventure seekers!

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