KATHMANDU - LUKLA - NAMCHE - MACHHERMO - DOLE - GOKYO - THANGNAK - GORAKSHEP - PHERICHE - LUKLA
Why Everest Cho La Pass trekking?
- Flight to Lukla in a small Plane,
- Tengboche and Pangbuche Monasteries,
- Everest base camp (5,364 m) & Kala Patthar(5,550 meters),
- Unbelievable Chola pass top (5420 meters)
- Gokyo Lakes, Glacier and Gokyo Ri 5,380 meter (Popular viewpoint),
- Syangbuche airport & Khumjung Monastery,
The 16 days Everest Cho La Pass trekking is an exceptional adventure trekking in the heart of Solukhumbu Everest Region and it is truly best trekking experiences on the trails of natural and cultural combination.
The first an hour ascending walk from Sanasa our journey makes us very smiley and happy because you have all open view towards Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam and other many pristine mountains.
Before heading steeply down to Forthse Thanga we stop at Mong Danda which is situated on the top of Massif Mountain, it is where trekker’s stops at least for tea and many ears their Lunch.
The breathtaking Himalayan views and valley will be hidden for some time after Mong Danda because we are going steep down and steep up to Dole through the forest. However, after reaching at Dole you will have again the stunning Himalaya beauty to the other side of the valley.
Dole is a beautiful terrace style village in an open area where we will have a great night at Tea house. The next to go is MachHermo which is easy gradually uphill about 3 hours than trek continues to Gokyo. The next early morning we head up to Gokyo ri (5,380 M) as it is one of the best viewpoints in Nepal. View of over eight thousand peaks from Gokyo RI is just unbelievable.
After the Gokyo valley and Goyo-Ri viewpoint, we follow the popular trekking trail down to Thangnak than steep up to Cho la pass (5,416 m) then descending to Dzogla, likewise the next Lobuche, Gorakshep, Everest base camp and Kalapather after all the leading route of Everest trek take us down to Namche via Pheriche than to Lukla.
This adventure trekking contains pure Sherpa traditions in Khumbu region, including the major attractions, for example, Popular Scenic Lukla Flight, Beauty of Namche, Tyangboche Monastery, Pangboche Monastery, Nagarkhan Hilltop above Dingboche, Everest & Kalapthar, Stunning high pass of Everest a Cho La pass, Gokyo lakes, Nogjompa Glaciers and paradise viewpoint Gokyo RI (5,380 m)
As you know that Everest trekking region is the world’s top ten trekking destination and itself is high altitude area trek but visiting this trek via Cho La pass to Everest base camp and Gokyo are the two magical places passing after Cho la pass(5,416 m), Cho la pass is one of them among 3 high pass treks in Everest region.
During 16 days Everest Cho la pass trekking you have to walk 8 to 9 hours some days but the average walking during in Everest trek is about 5 to 6 hours a day, which is about 12 km walking in average a day.
On this beautiful adventure trip, you will have one acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar, where there is a hiking route up to Everest view hotel via Syangboche (3,780 m) airport as is a perfect spot to see the first close up Everest view, likewise Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Tawache and wide range of valley view over Dudh Koshi River.
Top highlights of Everest Cho la pass trekking:
- Lukla/Kathmandu/Lukla Flights
- Namche bazaar- the biggest Sherpa trade centre of Khumbu region,
- Tyagboche & Pangboche Monasteries,
- Everest base camp, Khumbu icefall, Khumbu Glacier, Kalapathar & Heavenly made Cho la pass (5,416 m)
- Explore the beauty of Gokyo valley- Crystal clear Gokyo lakes, Nogjompa Glacier, Gokyo RI
Everest Cho La Pass trekking Outline
- 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 the trek,
- An experienced Government licensed holder Guide and porters (one porter for two trekkers)
- Salary, food, accommodation for guide and porters,
- Transportation by bus, car or by Air,
- Basic Medicare,
- TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management Systems)card,
What's not included?
- 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 and porter,
Day by Day Itinerary
30 Min Breakfast ,Lunch ,& Dinner Hotel in Ktm
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 helps to catch you easily when you are in the airport. The driving to your hotel will be by private car/jeep takes about 25 minutes. 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. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.
30 Min Flight & 3 Hrs Walk Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Tea House
We begin our day early this day because we will be taking our early flight. We will take a small plane to Lukla, it takes about 30 minutes to Lukla but it is a wonderful flight through the massif mountain. Lukla is quite a big village of Sherpa and Rai people. We will stop for tea at Lukla once we reach there and repack our bags for a porter and our self then 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. We reach Phakding we will drop our bag get our room then we can explore Phakding village. Overnight stay in Phakding Village.
6 Hrs Walk Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Tea House
We will have our breakfast at the same lodge we slept last (night) than we begin to walk. The first 2-hour walking will be easy such as passing the 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 for about 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 has about 60 to 70 Hotel and Lodge. It is a busy area as it is like junctions of different trekking routes. You will spend two night there.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Tea House
We can sleep a bit longer today because it is our rest day and acclimatize day because Namche bar is already 3,450 m. we will make sight walking near the Namche about 2 hours all together. We can visit the monastery, the Sherpa museum, Sagarmatha national park museum, a popular spot for exploring Everest and many other popular mountains. Overnight at Namche Bazzar.
6 Hrs Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Lodge
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 upper than we will just follow the wide road till Sanasa which is a 1.30-minute walk from Namche. After passing Sanasa we have to go uphill about 1 hour to Mong Danda which is situated on the ridge of the 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 downhiller than 1.30 minute ascending to Dole. Dole is a small area has about 8 lodes but it is a wonderful place. Overnight at Lodge.
3 Hrs Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Lodge
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.
5 Hrs Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Lodge
Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo is one of the best days 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're going to follow is just unbelievable and pleasant. Gokyo is just a hotel area whereas about 12 lodges next to the big lake. We will sleep one night at the lodge.
5 Hrs including Gokyo-ri hike Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Lodge
Hiking to Gokyo Ri (5,380 m) then 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 viewpoints.
8 Hrs Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Tea House
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 (5,416 m) 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 the Cholapass top, we have to go steeply downhill and flat at last to Dzogla. Overnight at Dzogla Lodge.
4 Hrs Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Tea House
We will have breakfast again in the Lodge where we slept that we just pack our bag and walk to Lobuche which is (4,940 meters) high and there are only 7 lodges. It is only 3 to 4 hours gradual and flat walking on the edge of mountain and valley. Overnight at Lobuche.
7 Hrs Walk Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Tea House
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 gradually up to Gorakshep. Once we reach 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.
6 Hrs walk Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Tea House
Weak up early in the morning and trek to Kapather without a backpack for the Everest view, massif Himalayan Glacier, and hide down to Pheriche (4,210 m).it is about 6 hours walk all together, but we will be going down toda, so we will sleep perfectly this night at Pheriche.
6 Hrs Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Tea House
Pheriche to Namche is about 6 hours walk, and we have to descend about 650 meters it means we will sleep even better, and we can find so many good foods in Namche and still, you will have the Mountain View. We just decent most of the time except 2 small ascend. Overnight at Namche.
7 Hrs Walk Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Lodge
It is our last walking day but still, we have to walk a 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 then we will reach Lukla. And we can celebrate with all groups in the lodge or pub. Overnight at Lukla.
30 Min Flight Breakfast Hotel in KTM
Fly back to Kathmandu in the morning from Lukla and farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
30 Min Drive Breakfast
Our representative will drop you to Kathmandu international airport for onward journey.
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Accommodation during the trek:
Safe holiday adventure gives the first priority to our guest service that is what makes us today safe holiday adventure. For the city accommodation in Kathmandu we have been providing at list 3-star category hotel at a location and also on request, we can provide comfortable but cheap accommodation too for budget travelers.
During the trekking, we provide a standard guest house, a calm environment and local healthy food for our guest.
There are so many tastes in food and international standard restaurants in Kathmandu where you can try your own taste in food and lots of choices. But in the trek mostly we can have Indian, Nepali, continental, via menu especially each settlement provides Pasta, Mo:Mo, Soup items, Potato item, Rice, Hot drink, Cold drink etc.
What to take with you for the trek:
As a guide myself for 14 years, I give first priority to cloths which are 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 teams, and we have our potential porters. Warm Clothes, Down Jacket, Trouser, T-shirt, Hiking Boot, Sunglasses, Sun cream, Knife, Walking Steak, day backpack, Head Light, Sleeping Bag etc. These are the equipment's which you must carry during the trek.
- 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 the 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 the temperature is moderate which offers the magic view of snow cap mountains and valley each day. Spring Season is such a beautiful time to see many flowers, plants, and rare animals especially Rhododendron flower along the way is a major attraction. Walking and trekking are also very suitable for this season.
Summer (June - August) and winter (December - February). This season provides a different scenic views each hour unpredictable weather ,heavy monsoon rainfall mostly in Annapurna region it is very much clear to trek around Mustang by summer 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 a high region however certain training like running, walking, exercising, balanced diet all those things definitely will help to make it easy this trek.
Mountain sickness and Acclimatization:
Altitude sickness is a significant risk when trekking on any trails above about 2,500 m. However, good health, proper care and drinking plenty of water will definitely help you to prevent from altitude sickness. Every trekker need 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.
- Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure
- 30% of the total cost of the trip will be charged if cancelled between 60 to 30 days prior to departure date
- 60% of total cost of the trip will be charged if cancelled in between 30 to 14 days prior to departure date.