Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass Trek - 21 Days

About Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass Trek

Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass Trek is an adventurous and challenging journey in the Everest region. During the Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass Trekking, you will be traversing beautiful villages through dense forests and crossing thrilling suspension bridges. If you are someone looking for more than just a general Everest Base Camp Trek, then Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass Trek 21 Days is the ideal option for you. Along with reaching the Everest Base Camp, you will also cross the challenging Cho La Pass.

Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass Trekking is a very popular trek among adventure lovers. The trek offers spectacular landscape views and panoramic views of the Himalayan mountains like Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Pumori (7,161 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Mt. Kondge (6,187 m), Mt. Thamserku (6,623 m), etc. Similarly, on the way, you will also come across the daily life of locals and get to observe the culture of the Sherpas. Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass Trek is a once in a lifetime journey that lets you experience both adventure and mountain life at the same time.

The trail traverses wonderful Gokyo Valley, where you will get to see breath-taking views. As most of the trail passes through lush forests, you also get to see a diverse range of flora and fauna. In the span of 21 days, you will be learning many new things. Become part of this adventurous journey with us, we will make sure you enjoy every moment of the trek. Contact us for further information or Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass Trek cost.

Variation & Custom Itinerary

If you want to extend your trip, then we highly recommend Three High Passes Trek or Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek. These packages will take you closer to the Himalayas and present the ultimate adventure. We also offer tailor-made options for Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass Trek itinerary. We will create a custom Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass Trek package for you that will meet with your all needs and requirements.

Highlights

  • Take a thrilling flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.
  • Trek through lush forests and fine mountain villages.
  • Explore Namche Bazar and its nearby areas.
  • Visit Tengboche monastery, the oldest monastery of the Khumbu region.
  • Experience rich culture and tradition of the Sherpas.
  • Explore Everest Base Camp.
  • Hike to Kala Patthar to witness gorgeous sunrise.
  • Explore Gokyo Valley.
  • Cross challenging Cho La Pass.
  • Witness stunning sceneries and Himalayan mountain views.

Itinerary

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Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, you will get greeted by one of our team delegates. He/she will take you to the hotel that we have already booked for you. You can rest and explore the vibrant streets of Thamel. In the late evening, you will join the welcome dinner organized by the company.

  • Hotel
  • Welcome dinner

Today, you will get informed about the trail and region. The day begins early with a delicious breakfast and a warm cup of coffee. You go on a guided sightseeing tour, where you will visit ancient temples, shrines, palaces, and courtyards. Later, you will meet with your guide. The left day is dedicated to the preparation of the journey. You will arrange all the documents and gears along with the guide.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast only

Leaving Phakding behind, we head towards Namche Bazar crossing several villages like Jorsale and Monjo, which is the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park. From here, the trail goes through the national park that includes numerous small rivers, untamed streams, alpine woods, and dense forests. We will reach Namche Bazar from where superb views of Mt. Thamserku (6,623 m) and Kongde Ri Himal (5,115 m) can be seen.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Leaving Phakding behind, we will trek on a forested trail and reach Monjo. From here, the Sagarmatha National Park begins. Trekking through the national park, we reach Namche Bazar for the night stay.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Today is the first acclimatization day of our trek. We will spend our day exploring around the village and hiking to nearby areas for spectacular views. We can hike to Syangboche Airstrip or Everest View Hotel for a stunning view of Mt. Everest (8,848 m) and surrounding. We then return to Namche and visit the Sherpa Culture Museum and Everest Photo Gallery.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Leaving Namche Bazar behind, you head towards Gokyo Valley. The trail ascends to Khumjung Hill and then descends towards the Dudh Koshi river. From here, you walk on the northside and with a steep downhill walk, you reach Phortse Tenga.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

After having a warm breakfast, you begin trekking towards Dole. It is going to be a short walking day today. Trekking through terraced fields and small villages, you reach Dole for a night stay.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

The trail follows the Dudh Koshi River and gradually ascends to Machhermo. You also pass by dense forests of rhododendron before reaching Machhermo village.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

You wake up early and begin the day ascending towards Gokyo village. On the way, you pass by stunning lakes enjoying striking views of mountains like Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, etc.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Today, we wake up early in the morning and hike up to Gokyo Ri from where we will see the best view of the entire region. After soaking the beauty in our memory, we descend to Gokyo, have our breakfast, and begin trekking towards Thaknak. Most parts of the trail will include descending with a few ascents.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

We begin our trek early today as we have to cross adventurous and challenging Cho La Pass (5,360 m). The trail will be moderately difficult, but once we are at the top of the pass, we will have spectacular views of Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Cholatse, Mt. Thamserku, and many others. Further, we descend through a narrow snowy path and reach Dzongla for the night stay.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

After having a warm breakfast, you begin ascending towards Gorakshep. On the way, you get to see numerous Himalayan mountains and stunning scenery. The trail includes many ascends and descends before taking you to Gorakshep.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Today, the trail will finally take us to the Everest Base Camp. After having a warm breakfast, we begin trekking gradually along with the view of Khumbu Glacier on our right side. We reach Gorakshep, which used to be the base camp of Everest back in the days. Further, we ascend upon a relatively rugged and snowy trail to reach Everest Base Camp. Upon reaching the base camp, we will get to witness the irresistible beauty of the region. Later, we will trek back to Gorak Shep for the night stay.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Today, we will wake up early in the morning and hike up to the Kala Patthar, which is a popular viewpoint. Upon reaching Kala Patthar, we get to see one of the best sunrises of our life along with outstanding views of Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Pumori (7,161 m), and several other mountains. Moreover, this viewpoint also presents the 360-degree panoramic views of Mt. Everest. After spending some time at Kala Patthar, we head back to Gorak Shep and continue descending towards Pheriche.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Walking on the Khumbu Glacier moraine, you slowly drop down to Chupki Lhara and pass by Lobuche village. Further, with a downhill walk through lovely settlement areas, you reach Dingboche.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

From Dingboche, the trail ascends through small villages. You walk by a forested path and reach Pangboche village. Crossing a suspension bridge over the Imja river, you trek and reach Tengboche for night stay. Here, you will visit the oldest monastery of the Khumbu region, the Tengboche monastery. You will get to see captivating views of Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), and Island Peak (6,189 m) from here.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Retracing the same path, you descend through dense forests. You will cross a bridge and small villages before reaching Namche Bazar. On the way, you get to see beautiful views of snow-capped mountains.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

After having breakfast, you begin descending steeply and cross a suspension bridge. Further, the trail will pass by colorful prayer flags, chortens, mani walls, and small gompas. Trekking through lush forests of pine & rhododendron, small villages, and crossing various streams, you reach Lukla.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

After having light breakfast, we fly back to Kathmandu. During the flight, we get to see the last views of the Himalayan mountains. Upon reaching Kathmandu, we will head to our hotel and freshen up. Later in the evening, we visit a restaurant to have farewell dinner organized by Orbit Alpine Adventure.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast only

Today, you have an extra day in Kathmandu that you can use to explore around and do shopping. In the evening, you meet with other team members over farewell dinner and end your day with lots of laughter.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast & farewell dinner

You wake up early and prepare to leave. As per your flight departure time, our team representative will take you to the airport and wishes you a safe flight back to your home.

Cost Details

  • Airport pick up by private car.
  • Sightseeing with English speaking guide.
  • Entry fees whiles on sighseeing.
  • Three times meal whiles on trekking, breakfast/lunch/dinner/tea/coffee/hot chocolate.
  • Room and tent accomondation.
  • All staffs and porters salary their insurances and food.
  • All ground transportation.
  • National park permit and tims permit.
  • Flight kathmandu-lukla-kathmandu.
  • 4 nights room at Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Helicopter rescue arrangement.
  • Duffle bags.
  • International airport drive by private car.
  • Your food whilies staying Kathmandu. 
  • Your personal expenses like bar and beverage bill and soft and hard drink.
  • Personal equipements, sleeping bag.
  • Nepal entry visa fees.
  • International flight.
  • Tipping to crew.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Personal medical.

Useful Information

Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass Trek route

Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass Trek starts with an exciting flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. The trail then passes through dense forests, crossing many small villages and streams to take you Namche Bazar. From here, you gradually ascend towards Gokyo village through Phortse, Dole, and Machhermo villages. Further, the trail moves to Everest Base Camp crossing Cho La Pass and hike up to Kala Patthar. You then retrace the path and drop down to Lukla.

Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass Trek map

Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass Trek map is designed to present you with the pictorial views of the route. The map is designed professionally following our Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass Trek itinerary. On the map, you can see all the villages and major highlights around it. It will be easier for you to understand the trail with the help of the map.

Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass Trek difficulty & Altitude Sickness

Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass Trek is a difficult trek that demands previous trekking experience and strong physical fitness. During the trek, you have to cross challenging Cho La Pass and many steep & rugged sections. Likewise, you also have to walk on moraines, glaciers, and snow paths. Therefore, you have to be in good health and shape to go on this trek.

Best time to go on Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass Trek

The best time to go on Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass Trek is from March to April (spring) and October to November (autumn). The stable weather and moderate climate make the journey smooth, therefore these months are preferred by the trekkers. Other months of the year are not an ideal option to go on this trek because the trail will not be safe and views are also not clear.

Accommodation & Meals

You stay overnight in the lodge during Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass Trekking. The lodge here offers simple to luxury facilities. You can choose as per your budget. As the elevation will get higher, the services will also get limited. Rooms come with a double bed and a common washroom generally. 

Similarly, meals will be provided as per the menu of the lodge. Three meals a day are included in the package. You can get dishes like rice, veggies, curries, chapati, bread, egg, porridge, pudding, momo, pasta, sandwich, noodles, soup, etc. Tibetan, Nepali, Indian, and Continental cuisines are available most of the time.

Communication & Electricity

You will find internet access during the trek. After Ncell (Nepalese telecommunication company) established 3G mobile broadband on Gorak Shep at 5,200 meters, one can do live feeds from the base camp. However, do remember that the internet connection gets unstable due to bad weather. You can also find WiFi service in almost every lodge, but you have to pay an extra charge for it. Locals here use both solar power and hydropower electricity. You can charge your electric devices, but do know that you might have to extra bucks at some places to charge.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is very important during Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass Trekking. Travel insurance plays a big role in an emergency. While traveling in remote areas, where there are no prompt means of transportation and other infrastructures, travel insurance will keep you safe and sound. Make sure your travel insurance covers things like medical bills, air evacuation, hospital bills, flight cancellation, and property loss & theft.

Guide & Porter

During Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass Trek, you will be guided by experienced and government registered Sherpa guides who have mapped the trail numerous times. Our guides are well-trained and have many years of experience in trekking and climbing in the Himalayas. We are a team of professional active trekkers who know what they are doing. While traveling with us, you will be in safe hands.

Environmental Contribution

While Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass Trekking, we will make sure we are not harming the environment. Our Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass Trek package is well-planned considering eco-friendly and sustainable tourism. To protect and preserve the surrounding, we will collect all our wastage and clean the base camp before returning.