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Everest Cho La Pass Trekking s

Key Information

16 Days
Max People: 10
Max. Altitude : 5545 m
Activity : Trekking
Start - End : Kathmandu - Kathmandu
Accommodation: 3 star hotel in Kathmandu
Transportation :
Trip Season : March to May & September to November
Joining Date :


Overview

 The Everest  Cho La Pass (5420m/ 17,782 ft) Trekking is the most adventurous trip in the Khumbu region. The pass is on the trail to Gokyo cross over Everest Base Camp trek. This is truly an ideal challenging walk for bold adventurers who are looking for something extra provocation in their life experience. Surely, the trek is not easy to conquer which means it is not much tough of impossible. Everyone can do this trekking but they must be physically fit and have a habit of hiking.

The tough part of this trek is the crossing top part of the Cho La pass snowline. You can benefit from both trekkings as the trail connects with both awe-inspiring site Gokyo Lake and Everest Base Camp Trek. The Cho La Pass trekking offers the climbing up to Gokyo Ri and Kalapathar. These two spots are the central vantage to catch the iconic figure of Mount. Everest, Mount Cho- Oyu, Mt. Makalu, Amadablam, Thamserku Mt. Lhotse, Lhotse sar. Of Mahalangur Himalayan range major 8000 meter peaks in the world. Those mountains are the glory of nature.

Most importantly the Everest Cho La Pass Trekking is a combination of the legendary visiting site of the Everest region. You will experience the Himalayan Tibetan Sherpa culture and astounding views of almighty Himalayas. As you walk through the rocky trails up to Gokyo Lakes see the pristine holy lakes, glaciers. It is the main region to observation for the combination of friendly Himalayan Sherpa culture and custom and unforgettable scenery of beautiful mountains and glacial lakes.

Above all, your successful trek over Cho La Pass is a lifetime achievement. Crosses into several most remarkable typical villages and tranquil monasteries distinctive waterfalls and pasturelands with the mountain vista thrill your heartfelt emotions. Surely, you record in your mind such an extraordinary adventure trip in your life. The journey all filled with adventure, peace, and sometimes difficulty, but that makes your unforgettable moment deep in your mind. Those natural and cultural phenomenons of Khumbu province make your trip most fabulous and delightful which you never forget.

The Journey to the Everest Cho La Pass begins from the Historical City Kathmandu. The feeling of the crowd of capital town is totally different from that you experience in the Base Camp, Gokyo Lakes, and Cho La Pass. The environment of the holy mountains is cool and makes you feel blessed. Likewise, a breathtaking flight to Lukla takes you to the Everest province of Nepal. Your wonderful journey goes along the Dudhkoshi River and enters into the Sagarmatha national park move towards the Everest Base Camp via Namche Bazaar.

Fantastic view of Ngozumpa glacier from Gokyo Ri blend with Gokyo lakes and majestic mountains of the Everest region. The route goes between dramatic landmarks and the towering pinnacle of mighty Himalayas. Cho La Pass situated between Sherpa typical villages Thanknak (4700m) and Dzongla (4800 m) to the east. So, Cho La Pass is no doubt for the combination of venture and nature wonders. Though Cho La Pass is comparatively tough than other trekking trails highly recommend for experienced trekkers but also novice hikers do it without any problem.

For Safety Purpose 

We advise you to research enough before join the Cho La Pass Trek. Get up early around (4.30 or 5 am) early in the morning to make crossing the Pass before mid-day and if the weather turns bad to consider for another day. Heavy snowfall can resist the path crosses over the glacier and erase the tracks so follow the guide very carefully. Be aware of rock falling in the steep up and steep down in the Cho La Pass even in the good weather as the way is made of looser rocks and somehow tighten by Ice.

Most maps tell you the glacier on your right side but it depends on which point of treks you start. If you are crossing from Thangnak towards Dzongla, the glacier in your immediate step on left, and if you start by Thangnak it is obviously on your right side. This rout needs much effort even for fit trekkers and would much nice to cross before the afternoon. As the trail is very steep and the topography is made of large boulders loose rocks and Ice. So if it is too shiny ice may melt and rock may fall and also it will be windy so need careful.


Included in this tour

* All necessary ground transportation including airport transfer by private vehicle 

* 3 nights accommodation with breakfast at 3-star hotel in Kathmandu 

* Kathmandu city tours including all entry fees, private vehicle and experienced tour guide.

* Full board meals with tea/coffee ( breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek. 

* Provide the best available twin sharing room in the lodge and tea houses during the trek: we provide the attached bathroom with hot shower at Lukla, Phakding and Namche Bazaar.

* Seasonal  Fresh fruits 

* Well experienced English speaking trekking guide and porters ( 1 porter for two trekkers), their food, accommodation, equipment, and insurance for all staff 

* Round trip flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu

* Duffle bag for the trekking 

* First aid kit  

* Sagarmatha National Park permits fee

*Tims Fee - Trekkers Information Management System (humbly request to bring two passport size photos for permit )

* Government taxes and service charge 

 

 

Excluded in this tour

* Travel insurance 

* International airfare 

* Nepal entry visa

* Any kind of soft drinks and alcoholic drinks like coke, fanta, beer, etc

* snacks and other personal expenses 

* Hot shower during the trek except for Lukla, Phakding and Namche Bazaar 

* Personnel trekking gears 

* Tips for trekking staff and driver 

 

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Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrival in Kathmandu (Tribhuwan International Airport)

Our airport representative will welcome in the airport with warm greetings put by the garland in your neck and transfer to Hotel by private vehicle. Our staff explains about following days' programs. You can rest and overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 02 – Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley city tour

Our well experienced knowledgeable tour guide leads you World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. You will do sightseeing around Patan Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple) Bouddhnath Stupa, and Pashupatinath Temple. Here, Patan Durbar Square is five km far from Kathmandu city also known as the city of fine arts. You will visit the Krishna Temple built by the Siddhi Narsingh Malla. As the Pashupatinath temple is situated approximately 5 km east of Kathmandu city. It is the great temple of Lord Shiva and the most holistic place. It is on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River with the lush green natural setting. The temple built in pagoda style with gold roofs by carved silver doors. Visitors are allowed to view the temple from the east bank of Bagmati River entrance in the temple has been strictly forbidden to all non-Hindus. Pashupatinath is the center of the annual pilgrimage on the Day of Mahashivaratri, which falls in the month of February/ March. Boudhanath Stupa, on the other hand, is 8 km east of Kathmandu city. This is one of the biggest Stupa in the world of its kind. It stands with four pairs of eyes in the four cardinal direction keeping watch for righteous behavior and human prosperity. It has built on an octagonal base inset with prayer wheels, the shrine ringed by the house of Lamas or Buddhist priest. Similarly, Swaymbhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple) located at the hillock is the best viewpoint of Kathamndu Valley, mountains and green hills of surroundings.

Day 03 – Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2652m/8699ft) 4 hours hike

Early morning transfer to Domestic airport of Kathmandu for Lukla flight. The flight takes 25 minutes will give you a breathtaking experience in your life. You will have an outstanding view of beautiful mountains on the horizon as the airfield is at a high elevation comparatively shorter runway. Trek to Phakding starts from Lukla alongside the Dudhkoshi River. Crisscross by Mane stone and a small stream with the green lush landmark and view Kusum Kangaroo. Overnight stay at the tea house, breakfast lunch and dinner included.

Day 04 Trek up to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283ft) 6 hours hike

Trek starts after breakfast and heading towards rocky trails crossing some suspension bridges. On the way, we will have a nice view of Thamserku and waterfalls meet many trekkers, local people, and mules’ herds. It makes you feel romantic as with its natural vibes and the rhododendron flowers and other Himalayan plants. After crossing through the high suspension bridge track follows steeply up towards Namche Bazaar and you will award by the first splendid view of Everest by Top Danda( Cliff). On the way, you cross by the Sherpa typical village Monjo and you will take the Sagarmatha national park entry permit and take Pasang lhamu rural municipality entry permit in Lukla. The Namche Bazaar is the historical trading spot of the Khumbu region where Nepalese and Tibetan traders exchange salt, dried meat and textiles. This is the super typical village in the highest point in the world attracting Himalayan and low land merchants. You will get all kinds of trekking and climbing gear in Namche and also gears are available for rent in some trekking shops. Here normally you will stay for two nights for acclimatization, sightseeing around local markets and spend time with your team. Overnight stay at the tea house, breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 05 – Namche Bazaar – Everest View Hotel and Back

Actually, this is the day for acclimatization, as we will hike to Syangboche Airport (3700m), it is supposed to the highest airport in the world. Continue hiking up to the Everest View Hotel for the astounding view of the silver color snow frozen glistering mountains. The Mount Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam Tabuche are the most prominent views from Everest view hotel. When you get down you can visit Sherpa cultural museum, and Everest Photo gallery in the Sagarmatha national park center then back to the tea house, rest and overnight stay there as for following day hiking. Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner included.

Day 06 – Trek to Tengboche (3860m/12660ft) 5 hours hike

After breakfast, we start our hike along the way to Tengboche. The track is easy up to Kyngjoma like cycling road. Then after Sanasa, the way goes gradually descent to Dudhkoshi Valley. If you are lucky then you may see Pheasant, musk deer and herd of Himalayan goats as protected in the Sagarmatha national park. Then the path finally gets in Phungi Thanka after crossing over a suspension bridge has the small settlement of local people including Nepal Army Post to protect flora and fauna of the national park need to check in here. Consequently, way steep ascends up to Tengboche passing through the rhododendron and pine forests then reach to Tengboche. On the way, you will have an extraordinary view of Amadablam, very close to Thamserku, Lhotse, and many more mountains in the surroundings of the Khumbu area. Another thing to do in Tengboche is to visit Tengboche Monastery came under influence Tibetan Buddhism about 350 years back. Lama Sanwa Dorje is taken as the prior person for building the monastery where there are his foot and handprint in the rock left by him while meditating. You will see more Buddhist art and architecture in this monastery. After observation of the monastery back and overnight stay at tea house. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 07 – Trek to Dingboche (4410m/14464ft) 5 hours hike

Decent through the nice rhododendron forests then walk along the track and cross the suspension bridge over Imja Khola. Then walk steep up to Pangboche (3900m) Interesting fact of this trails you may feel you are like to walk parallel with Amadablam and Khangtega mountain series. After you cross the verdant of Somari we cross a small stream go up to the trail and see the great pasturelands establish a great settlement of Sherpa community, Dingboche is also known as the ‘summer valley.’ Overnight stay at the tea house, breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 08 - Dingboche to Nagarjun hill (5100m/16105ft) and return down

After breakfast, we will start to hike up to Nagarjun hill steeply ascend for six hours of trekking to an altitude of 5100m. Nagarjun hill located at the bound of the Chhukung valley directly above Dingboche. The goal to climb the hill is to acclimatize with the altitude as well as to see the exceptional view of Amadablam in front of your eyesight, Lhotse, Makalu, Tawache, Cholatse, Island Peak in the zenith. After taking pictures and short rest in the top descent back to Dingboche. For down to Dingboche takes 2 hours then eat lunch and rest at tea house. The temperature rapidly changes after the afternoon as the sun sets over the mountain top almost low at the night. So, we will spend two nights in Dingboche. Overnight stay at the tea house, breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 09 – Trek to Lobuche (4910/16105ft) 5 hours hike

Trek up to sloppy track after breakfast and get in the flat landmark track goes along the lush meadow and get Thukla. From Thukla hike for 2 hours up to Thukla pass and award you by the outstanding views of Himalayan panorama on the horizon. Then walk along the rocky trail leading up to the Lobuche. Overnight stay at the tea house, breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 10 – Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364m/18188ft) via Gorakshep (5181m/16994ft) 8 hours hike

After a short walking in the meadows sees the Khumbu Glacier. The way is equipped with loser rocks so you need to care for not to feel down. Such heavenly scenery of mountains makes you more exciting and straightly encounters your eyes on Kalapatthar best vantage point to see the entire south face of Mt. Everest and the surrounding peaks. Walking continues rocky trails take us to Gorakshep and put all kinds of stuff in the tea house at Gorakshep and take a room for stay at night. Then take the lunch in the tea house and hike towards Everest Base Camp. Approximately 3 hours hiking, you arrive at Base Camp and enjoy views of Khumbu Glacier and Icefall starting point of the Everest expeditions. Overnight stay at the tea house, breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 11 – Hiking up to Kalapathar (5545m/18188ft)- Gorakshep then Dzongla (4830/15840ft) 7 hours hike.

The trek starts with a magnificent viewpoint of Klapathar, the best vantage point to see Mt. Everest and spectacular Mahalangur Himalayan range. Then after a short break at the top, then back down to Gorakshep, eat breakfast then hike down to Dzongla. Overnight stay at the tea house, breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 12 – Trek to Thangnak (4700m/15415ft) via crossing over Cho La Pass (5420/17780ft) 7 hours hike

This is the toughest day in our trekking to begin at 4.30 am or 5 am early in the morning. You must need to have the trekking light with you to walk in the dawn. After crossing the verdant start steep up to Cho La pass then decent steeply down after reaching up to the border of Cho La pass and reach to Thangnak. Overnight stay at the tea house, Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 13 – Trek to Gokyo Lake (4790/15710ft) 2-3 hours hike

This day we trek through Ngozumpa Glacier (largest glacier of Nepal, 36 kilometers in length) Gokyo village is situated in the bank of Gokyo Lake and Cho - Oyu Mountain as reflected in the pristine green lake. After lunch go around the top and view around Glacier and the Himalayan range. Overnight stay at the tea house, breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 14 – Hiking upward to Gokyo Ri (5357m) and trek to Dole (4038 m) 7 hours hike

Early in the morning wake up and start the hike up to Gokyo Ri, 3 to 4 hours to the top. It is a comparatively difficult hike but the mind-blowing views of Mount Everest, Cho-Oyu, Gokyo Valley, and Ngozumpa glaciers make walking more marvelous. The great viewpoint of all Himalayan series and Gokyo village in the side of holy Lake. After Gokyo – Ri hike down to tea house eat breakfast and trek down to Dole. Overnight stay at the tea house, breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 15 – Trek back to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11285ft) 6 hours hike

Descend to Phortsche Tenga (3680m/1270ft) after breakfast and steep up to ascend to Mong – La Danda (4940m/16200ft), again down to Sanasa (3550m/11645ft) then easier track to Namche Bazaar. Overnight stay at the tea house, breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 16 – Trek down to Lukla (2800m/9184ft) 7-hour hike

The trek continually steeps down to Dudhkoshi River and walks along to Lukla, the place to catch a flight to Kathmandu. Overnight stay at the guest house, breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 17 – Fly to Kathmandu

25 - Minutes outstanding scenic flight back to Kathmandu. Overnight stay at the hotel, breakfast lunch and dinner included.

Day 18 spends the day in Kathmandu for rest or explore around the local market of Ason and Thamel can shop local products of handicrafts. In the evening transfer to Tribhuwan International Airport and fly back to your home.

 

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 Everest Cho La Pass Trekking
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