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Everest Cho La Pass trekking


Trip Facts

Duration:
16 days,
Trip Destination:
Everest/Khumbu region
Program Type:
Tea house trek,
Max. Altitude:
5545m, Kalapathar,
Minimum Pax:
one,
Activities:
Walking and sightseeing,
Start Trip:
Lukla,
End Trip:
Lukla,
Accommodation:
Tea house and local lodges,
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner,
Best Season:
Sep to Dec and Feb to June,
Transportation:
bus/car and domestic plane,
Per Day Walking:
4 to 7 hours,
Trip Grade:
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Everest Cho La Pass trekking

Overview

Trip Highlights:

  • Flight to Lukla in a small plane,
  • Tangbuche and Pangbuche monasteries,
  • Everest base camp (5364 mtr) and kala pathar(5550 mtr),
  • Unbelievable Chola pass top (5420 mtr)
  • Gokyo Lakes, Glacier and Gokyo ri  5380 mtr ( Popular view point),
  • Syangbuche airport and khumjung monastery,

Trek Description:

Everest chola pass trekking is the most popular trekking areas in Nepal, here you see 4 mountains over 8000 meters known in climbing as the 'death zone' due to the lack of oxygen at this height and of course Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world. You will experience views that you can find nowhere else on Earth, mighty glaciers, towering peaks and a culture virtually untouched by time. Everest treks are for adventurous people but there are routes that enable the less experienced trekkers to still enjoy this magical place. September to December is the busiest time in this region as the views are amazing and the weather is good. By travelling with a guide or porter it guarantees you a bed space which can be hard to find at this time. Many people end up sleeping in the dining room in the busy season!

The main center of this region is Namche Bazaar, situated on the side of the hill just below the Khumjung village. Namche Bazaar is known as the 'Switzerland of Nepal', beautifully kept with a fantastic Saturday market and chances to meet many of the local people. The flight into Lukla to access this area provides you with magjestic views over some of the highest peaks in the worls, it is an experience in itself. The peaks you will see include Choyu, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu.

The trek follows the same path that leads to Everest Base Camp the trail then splits to reach the Gokyo Cho La Pass (this can also be included as an extension to the Base Camp trek). Views extending over isolated mountain lakes, formidable glaciers and Mount Everest are here to be enjoyed.

                 EVEREST BASE CAMP SHORT VEDIO CLIP 

Itinerary

DAY 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m),

On Arrival as you give me your flight details I will be waiting to you in Kathmandu TIA airport with your name on the board or white paper, which helpos to catch you easily when you are in airport. The driving to your hotel will be by private car/jeep takes about 25 minute. When we checked in to the hotel we manage some time to talk about your holiday and trek preparation, what to take to trek and what now to take in the trek. Over Night stay in Kathmandu.

DAY 02:  Flight to Lukla (2860m) than trek to Phakding (2660m).

We begin our day early this day because we will be taking our early flight. We will take small plane to Lukla , it takes about 30 minute to Lukla but it is wonderful flight through the massif mountain. Lukla is quite big village of Sherpa and Rai people. We will stop for tea at Lukla once we reach there and repack our bags for porter and our self than we will begin to walk to Phakding. The walking route going to be very easy today because We have to walk gradual downhill all the time through Sherpa villages, Suspension bridges, Farming, Monastery, buddies Mani wall and Stupas. When we reach at Phakding we will drop our bag get our room than we can explore Phakding village. Over Night stay in Phakading.

DAY 03: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3480m).

We will have our breakfast at same lodge we slept last night than we begin to walk. The first 2 hour walking will be easy such as passing house, Stupa, Bridges and Potato fields. We will follow the Dudh Koshi River about 3 hours than we have to ascent through the pine forest an bout 2 hours. If you are lucky we can see some wild animals in this a part of the day and the view of Mt. everest. Namche Bazaar is big Sherpa residency are has about 60 to 70 Hotel and Lodge. It is a busy area as it is like junctions of different trekking routes. You will spent two night there.

Day 04: Acclimatization day

We can sleep a bit longer today because it is our rest day and acclimatize day because Namche bzar is already 3450 m. we will make sight walking near the Namche about 2 hours all together. We can visit monastery, Sherpa museum, Sararmatha national park museum, a popular spot for exploring Everest and many other popular mountains. OverNight at Namche Bazar.

Day 05: Trekking to Dole (4040m).  

After taking a hot and healthy breakfast at Namche we begin to walk to get your today’s destination for the night. We follow the steps trail straight 1 about 20 minute at the beginning than we just walk on easy wide trail and It’s about 5 hrs walking.

DAY 04:  Acclimatization day at Bazaar.

It is our rest day to acclimatize our body at this high altitude. After breakfast at the lodge we can go for 2 hours sight day trip to explore Namche bazaar and the insane view of Mt. Everest, Lotse, Nuptse and many other mountains around. On the way back from that view point we will visit Sherpa museum and national park museum too which are such interesting place to visit.

DAY 05: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Dole (4041m).

When we have two days time in Namche bazaar we will be refreshed and back on power again, so the first 20 minute walk from Namche will be steeply up than we will just follow the wide road till Sanasa which is 1.30 minute walk from Namche. After passing Sanasa we have to go up hill about 1 hour to Mong Danda which is situated on the ridge of mountain where we will take our lunch and explore magnificent view from there. The time food get ready we rest can rest and walk another 30 minute downhill than 1.30 minute ascending to Dole. Dole is a small area has about 8 lodes but it is a wonderful place. Over night at Lodge.

DAY 06:  Trek from Dole to Machhermo (4400 m).

Day 6 is our short walking day and also easy day because we don’t have to walk steep up and also open trail without forest and bushes along the trail. We just follow the small river to the right side and walk only 3 hours to Machhermo, we have to stop there because of altitude. We spent a night there in the lodge.

DAY 07: Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo(4750m).

Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo is one of the best day because we can see wonderful landscapes and massif mountain view all around and crystal clear lakes along the walking route to Gokyo. It is only 4 hours walk to Gokyo but the valley we going to follow is just unbelievable and pleasant. Gokyo is just a hotel area whereas about 12 lodge next to the big lake. We will sleep one night at the lodge.

DAY 08: Gokyo-Gokyo ri-Thangnak(4700M)

Hiking to Gokyo ri (5380m) than back to Gokyo hotel after breakfast we walk just 2 hours to Thangnak for the night in the lodge. It is about 6 hours walk including morning hike to gokyo ri. It is one of the best and popular view points.

DAY 09: Trek from Thangnak to Dzongla(3840m),

It is an adventure day. We have to leave early this day after breakfast at the lodge because we have to cross the high pass chola (5416m) before 10 or 11 am otherwise it will be windy and dangerous to walk around the pass, Chola pass is a magnificent punctual place on top of snowy mountain and we can see Gokyo valley, lakes and clear open sky from the top. After Cholapass top we have to go steeply downhill and flat at last to Dzogla. Over night at Dzogla lodge.

DAY 10: Trek from Dzongla to Lobuche(4910m).

We will have breakfast again in the Lodge where we slept than we just pack our bag and walk to Lobuche which is 4940 meter high and there are only 7 lodges. It is only 3 to 4hours gradual and flat walking on the edge of mountain and valley. Over night at Lobuche

DAY 11: Lobuche to Gorakshep(5180m) to EBC and back to Gorakshep.

This morning we will get our early breakfast because day11th is our long walking day in high altitude area so it is about 3 hours walk gradual up to Gorakshep. Once we reach at Gorakshep we have to get our room because if we are late to ask for room in season time we might not get room and need to sleep on the floor so we get room and food there than we go to Everest base camp with small day bag with bottle of water, energy bar, camera and medicine. it is about 4 hours from Gorakshep to EBC and back so all together we have to walk about 7 hours. 

DAY 12: Gorakshep to kalapather and trek to Pheriche(4210m),

Weak up early in the morning and trek to kapather without back pack for the Everest view, massif  Himalayan Glacier, and hide down to Pheriche(4210m).it is about 6 hours walk all together but we will be going down today so we will sleep perfectly this night at Pheriche.

DAY 13:  Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar.

Pheriche to Namche is about 6 hours walk and we have to descend about 650 meter it means we will sleep even better and we can find so many good food in Namche and still you will have mountain view. We just descent most of the time except 2 small ascend. Overnight  at Namche.

DAY 14: Namche to Lukla(2860m)

It is our last walking day but still we have to walk long day about 7 hours. It is the same trail when we were going up so we will have to walk down along the Dudh koshi river and last 30 minute we have to walk slightly up than we will reach at Lukla. And we can celebrate with all groups in the lodge or pub. Overnight at Lukla.

DAY 15: Lukla to Kathmandu

Fly back to Kathmandu in the morning from Lukla and fare well dinner in Kathmandu.

DAY 16: Departure

Our representative will drop you to Kathmandu international airport for onward journey.

Whats Included?

Service Includes

  • Airport/Hotel/Airport pickup and drop by private car/van/bus.
  • 2 night Hotel in Kathmandu,
  • Everest National Park trekking permits,
  • Full Board Plan (Breakfast, lunch, dinner, accommodation) during trek,
  • An experienced Governmant licensed holder Guide and  porters (one porter for two trekkers)
  • Salary, food, accomodatiuon for  guide and porters,
  • Transportation by bus, car or by Air,
  • Basic Medicare ,
  • TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management Systems)card,

Service Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu,
  • Your travel insurance,
  • International flight and departure tax,
  • Any expense of personal nature,
  • Nepal entry visa fee,
  • Any kinds of Bar bills,
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic Drinks,
  • Rescue operation. 
  • Tip for guide nad porter,

Essential Infos

Accommodations:

Safe holiday adventure gives a first priority to our guest service that is what making us today safe holiday adventure. For the city accommodation in Kathmandu we have been providing at list 3 star category hotel at location and also on request we can provide comfortable but cheap accommodation too for budget travelers.

During the trekking we provide standard  guest house, calm environment and local healthy food  for our guest.

Meals:

There are so many different taste of food and  international standard restaurants in Kathmandu where you can try your own taste of food and lots of choice. But in the trek mostly we can have Indian, nepali, continental, via menu especially each settlements provides Pasta, momo, soup items, potato item, rice, hot drink, cold drink etc.

What to take with you for trek:

As a guide myself since 14 years I give first priority to cloths which is most important in the cold mountain area. Equipment does matter to make your trek  easy and comfortable. Carrying excessive quantity of trekking equipment doesn’t make your trip more interesting but the disadvantage. So, we request you to carry only selected and recommended iteams and we have our potential porters. Warm Clothes, Down Jacket, Trouser, T-shirt, Hiking Boot, Sunglasses, Sun cream, Knife, Walking Steak, day back pack, Head Light, Sleeping Bag etc. These are the equipment's which you most carry during the trek.

Clothing

  • Liner socks, Trekking shirts short sleeve,
  • Thermal underwear, fleece sweaters lightweight,
  • One heavier Easy drying long sleeved base layer shirts,
  • Woolen blends trekking socks, pair trekking pants with zip off bottoms

Outer layers

  • Down vest, wind/rain proof over layer - jacket and pants,
  • Peak hat, headband, Warm winter hat, lightweight thermal layer hat,
  • Pair gloves, down jacket,
  • Pair down booties Great for keeping feet warm in tent and while sleeping and for in the tent. Pair flips flops, it is practice.

Best Season to Trek in Nepal:

Autumn (September - November) and Spring (March - May) is the best trekking season for the trekking and mountaineering in Nepal Because by that time the Weather is mostly clear and temperature is moderate which offers magic view of snow cap mountains and valley each day. Spring Season is such a beautiful time to see many different flowers, plants and rare animals especially Rhododendron flower along the way is the major attraction. Walking and trekking is also very suitable during this season.

Summer (June - August) and winter (December - February). This season provides a different scenic views each hours unpredictable weather ,heavy monsoon rainfall mostly in Annapurna region it is very much clear to trek around Mustang by summer time because of altitude you can skip the rain if you go those areas., so ,Everest, Langtang and Annapurna are always comfortable to trek even in winter season.

Experience & Fitness:

You should be fit enough to make those trekking because it is situated on quite high region however certain training like running, walking, exercising, balance diet all those things definitely will help to make it easily this trek.

Mountain sickness and Acclimatization:

Altitude sickness is a significant risk when trekking on any trails above about 2,500m. However good health,  proper care and drinking plenty of water will definitely help you to prevent from altitude sickness. Every trekkers needs to be familiar with the heights so, for this we have life saving acclimatization days during the trek, peak climbing and expedition. We also provide certain medical support for your relief and emergency rescue through helicopter whenever guest require.

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