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EBC and Cho La Pass Trek

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  Trip Code : DH/N-02
  Duration : 19 days
  Grading : Moderate-Hard grading info
Max Altitude : 5643
  Best Season : March-April/October- early December
  Meals : All In during the trek / B&B in the city
  Accommodation : Tea house during the trek / Hotel in the city
The EBC and Cho La Pass Trek brings you to the magical suroundings of the Himalayas. We follow the same route as the Everest Base Camp trek with a different come back, crossing the Cho La Pass and heading for Gokyo. On the EBC and Cho La Pass Trek we will climb the mighty Cho La Pass, visit Everest Base Camp, hike up to Gokyo Ri with amazing views. The EBC and Cho La Pass Trek lets you experience the beauty of Nepal, the Sagarmatha National Park, various rural villages, Gokyo and its holy lakes, the viewpoint of Kalapatthar and ofcource  Everest Base Camp itself.
From Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp this journey will test you mentaly and physically so trekkers are adviced to prepare a month in advance. Meeting difftent people, reaching new heights and discovering the true beauty of Nepal The EBC and Cho La Trek promises it all!
This itineray can be made shorter/longer depending on your preference, incase inquire to us by using the comments box during your booking.
Short itinerary
  1. ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU + TRAVEL OFFICE MEETING FOR TREK PREP.
  2. KATHMANDU FLY TO LUKLA (2860m/9383ft.) AND TREK TO PHAKDING (2610m/8563ft.)
  3. PHAKDING (2610m/8563ft.) TREK TO NAMCHE BAZAAR (3440m/11286ft.)
  4. RESTING DAY FOR ACCLIMATION AT NAMCHE BAZAAR (3440m/11286ft.)
  5. NAMCHE BAZAAR (3440m/11286ft.) TREK TO TENGBOCHE (3860m/12664ft.)
  6. TENGBOCHE (3860m/12664ft.) TREK TO DINGBOCHE (4410m/14468ft.)
  7. RESTING DAY FOR ACCLIMATION AT DINGBOCHE (4410m/14468ft.)
  8. DINGBOCHE (4410m/14468ft.) TREK TO LOBUCHE (4940m/16207ft.)
  9. LOBUCHE (4940m/16207ft.) TREK TO EVEREST BASE CAMP (EBC) (5364m/17600ft.)                      AND GORAK SHEP (5164m/16942ft.)
  10. GORAK SHEP (5164m/16942ft.) EARLY MORNING TREK TO KALA PATTHAR (5643m/18513ft.) AND trek to Dzongla
  11. Dzongla To Dragnak via Crossing the Cho La Pass (5420m/ 17782ft.)
  12. Dragnak to Gokyo
  13. Climb Gokyo Ri (5357 m) and return to Gokyo (4750 m)
  14. Gokyo (4750m) TO MACCHERMO (4470M)
  15. MACHHERMO TO NAMCHE BAZAAR (3440m/11286ft.)
  16. NAMCHE BAZAAR (3440m/11286ft.) TO LUKLA (2860m/9383ft.)
  17. LUKLA (2860m/9383ft.) FLY BACK TO KATHMANDU
  18. KATHMANDU RELAXING DAY
  19. KATHMANDU DEPARTURE

TRIP HIGHTLIGHTS

  • beautiful Himalayan flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
  • Amazing views of Mt Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse and many more
  • Gokyo lake and Gokyo Ri
  • various Sherpa villages
  • Crossing Cho La Pass
  • Various Rivers such as the Dudh Khosi and the Khumba Khola (river)
  • Sunrise view of Mt Everest from Kala Phatar

Day 1 : ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU

  • Airport pickup and transfer to the hotel
  • After hotel check in we meet at our office for a meet and greet and your trek preparation
  • Overnight stay at the hotel

Day 2 : KATHMANDU FLY TO LUKLA (2860m/9383ft.) AND TREK TO PHAKDING (2610m/8563ft.)

  • Hotel breakfast and check out
  • Transfer to the airport and meeting with the guide
  • Arrival in Lukla airport
  • Starting of the trek by descending towards the village of Cheplung
  • Gradual hike to Phakding
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the local tea house

Day 3 : PHAKDING (2610m/8563ft.) TREK TO NAMCHE BAZAAR (3440m/11286ft.)

  • Early morning breakfast and departure
  • Forest walk and crossing of the Dudh Khosi Khola (river) by bridge
  • Entering the village of Monjo where the Everest National Park begins
  • Passing the village of Jorsale, walking along the rivers Dudh Khosi and Bhote Khosi
  • Steep ascend towards Namche bazaar the Sherpa villageDinner and overnight stay at the local tea house

Day 4 : RESTING DAY FOR ACCLIMATION AT NAMCHE BAZAAR (3440m/11286ft.)

  • Today we hike up to the Everest view hotel to get used to the high altitude
  • Enjoy spectacular views of Mt, Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and overnight stay at the local tea house

Day 5 : NAMCHE BAZAAR (3440m/11286ft.) TREK TO TENGBOCHE (3860m/12664ft.)

  • Early breakfast and departure
  • Mountain ridge hike passing various Buddhist stupas
  • Descend down to the rural village of Fungitanga
  • Ascending to Tengboche
  • Visit to the Tengboche Monastary
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the local tea house

Day 6 : TENGBOCHE (3860m/12664ft.) TREK TO DINGBOCHE (4410m/14468ft.)

  • Early breakfast and departure
  • Downhill walk through beautiful forests
  • Passing Debuche we cross the suspension bridge towards Pangboche
  • Easy ascend to Somar village
  • Crossing the river and final upwards hike to Dingboche
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the local tea house

Day 7 : RESTING DAY FOR ACCLIMATION AT DINGBOCHE (4410m/14468ft.)

  • Today we hike up to Chukung village or a nature hike to Nakarsang View Point to get used to the high altitude
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and overnight stay at the local tea house

Day 8 : DINGBOCHE (4410m/14468ft.) TREK TO LOBUCHE (4940m/16207ft.)

  • Early breakfast and departure
  • Trek towards Thukla
  • Steep ascend to the Thukla Pass
  • Trek to LobucheDinner and overnight stay at the local tea house

Day 9 : LOBUCHE (4940m/16207ft.) TREK TO EVEREST BASE CAMP (EBC) (5364m/17600ft.) AND GORAK SHEP (5164m/16942ft.)

  • Early breakfast and departure
  • Rocky ascend towards EBC
  • Arrival at EBC time for our victory break, we made it!
  • Downwards hike to Gorak Shep
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the local tea house

Day 10 : GORAK SHEP (5164m/16942ft.) EARLY MORNING TREK TO KALA PATTHAR (5643m/18513ft.) AND TREK TO DZONGLA (4,710m/15453ft.)

  • +-4 am wake up
  • Climb up to Kala Patthar for an unforgettable sunrise view over Mt Everest
  • Back down to Gorak Shep for breakfast and departure
  • Rocky trail until Lobuche
  • Easy trek until reaching Dzongla
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the local tea house

Day 11 : DZONGLA (4,710m/15453ft.) TO DRAGNAK (4700m/15420ft.) VIA CROSSING THE CHO LA PASS (5420m/ 17782ft.)

  • Early breakfast and departure
  • We head up for the Cho La Pass with amazing views of the Ama Dablam, Cho Oyo and Everest.
  • Steep ascend brings us to Dragnak
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the local tea house

Day 12 : DRAGNAK (4700m/15420ft.) TREK GOKYO (4750m/15584ft.)

  • Early breakfast and departure
  • An easy graduate trail brings us to Gokyo and its amazing lake
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the local tea house

Day 13 : CLIMB GOKYO RI (5357m/17575ft.) AND RETURN TO GOKYO (4750m/15584ft.)

  • Breakfast and departure
  • Excursion day to Gokyo Ri
  • Beautiful views of; Mt. Everest, Lhotse and the Makalu
  • Head back down to Gokyo
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the local tea house

Day 14 : Gokyo (4750m) TO MACCHERMO (4470M)

  • Breakfast and departure
  • We start by crossing the Cho La Glacier with views of the Cho Oyo
  • Descending trail until Pangka
  • We follow an easy trail that will lead us to Machhermo
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the local tea house

Day 15 : MACHHERMO TO NAMCHE BAZAAR (3440m/11286ft.)

  • Breakfast and departure
  • We head all the way down to Portse Thanga
  • Up and down route will bring us back to Namche Bazaar
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the local tea house

Day 16 : NAMCHE BAZAAR (3440m/11286ft.) TO LUKLA (2860m/9383ft.)

  • Breakfast and departure
  • Downwards hike to the Dudh KhosiKhola (river)
  • Hike towards Mojo
  • Magnolia forest walk and crossing of the Dudh Khosi Khola (river) towards Phakding
  • Final upwards trek to Lukla
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the local tea house

Day 17 : LUKLA (2860m/9383ft.) FLY BACK TO KATHMANDU

  • Breakfast and departure
  • We have an morning flight back to Kathmandu
  • Airport pick up and hotel transfer
  • After some rest we visit the travel office for your trek review and some refreshments
  • Rest of the day is free for personal sightseeing / souvenir shopping
  • Overnight stay at the hotel

Day 18 : KATHMANDU RELAXING DAY

  • A full free day to relax and enjoy your last day in Nepal
  • Farewell dinner with a live Nepali culture show
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel

Day 19 : KATHMANDU DEPARTURE

  • Hotel breakfast and check out
  • Airport transfer 3 hours before departure

What's included

  • Int. airport pickups and drops
  • All KTM accommodation based on your booking choice
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Flight ticket KTM to LUKLA and LUKLA to KTM
  • One farewell dinner with a live culture show in Kathmandu
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, government-licensed trekking guide during the trek
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter with max weight of 20kg /porter)
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

What's not included

  • Nepalese visa fee (can be aquired upon arrival in Nepal)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and/or driver(s)
  • Any extra costs due to personal, political or natural disasters
  • Any delays due to bad weather
WE ADVICE OUR GUESTS TO BOOK SOME EXTRA DAYS ON YOUR FLIGHT TICKET TO ANTICAPATE ANY KIND OF DELAYS DUE TO BAD WEATHER. 

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