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Everest Base Camp via Chola Pass Trek

Trip Level:

Easy

Destination:

Nepal

Max Altitude:

4900m

Starts At:

Lukla

Ends At:

kathmadnu

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival Kathmandu

Day 02 Flight Kathmandu - Lukla, trekking to Phakding(2610m)

Day 03 Phakding - Namche Bazar(3440m)

Day 04 Namche Bazar (restday, daytour Everest View Hotel or Thame Monastery)

Day 05 Namche Bazar - Tengboche(3700m)

Day 06 Tengboche - Pangboche - Dingboche(4400m)

Day 07 Dingboche (restday, daytour Chukung Valley)

Day 08 Dingboche - Lobuche(4900m)

Day 09 Lobuche - Gorak Shep - EBC - Gorak Shep

Day 10 Gorak Shep - Kalapathar - Dzongla

Day 11 Dzongla - Cho la pass - Dragnag

Day 12 Dragnag - Gokyo

Day 13 Gokyo - Gokyo Ri - Machherma

Day 14 Machherma - Khumjung(3780m)

Day 15 Khumjung - Monjo(2835m)

Day 16 Monjo - Lukla(2800m)

Day 17 Lukla - Kathmandu

Day 18 Kathmandu – Departure

 

Day 01 Arrival Kathmandu (1320m): Meet our representative at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel. All the required documents, photos, passport copies etc. are collected for the preparation of all legal documents required during the trek. On the same day you'll be meeting your guide for the trek. 

Day 02 Kathmandu (1320m) - Lukla (2840m), trekking to Phakding (2610m): After the breakfast we will be headed towads the domestic airport and after 35 minutes flight we will reach Lukla. Then our trekking starts to Phakding. It will take around 3/4 hrs walk to reach Phakding. We will be able to see the first mountain of Everest region i.e. Kusum Khangkaru (6367m). Overnight stay at Phakding.

Day 03 Phakding (2610m) - Namche Bazaar (3440m): After breakfast we will be heading to Namche Bazaar. We will be following Dudh Koshi which includes many bridges along the path. Then we will reach the check post and enter Sagarmatha National Park. Altogether it takes 6-7 hrs to reach Namche Bazaar from Phakding. On the way we would be able to observe several villages, rivers, forests , and amazing mountain views [Mt. Thamserku (6608m), Mt. Everest (8848m) ].  This will be the first view of Mt. Everest during our trek.

Day 04 Namche Bazaar (3440m) (restday, Everest View Hotel, 3800m): After breakfast we will be heading towards Everest View hotel  and on the way we will be going to National park headquarter from where we can see the panoramic view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt.Nupse, Mt. Amabdlam Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Thauche, Mt. Kyangde etc. From the Everest view hotel also we will be seeing the same view.

Day 5 Namche Bazaar – Thengboche: (3700m): We start our walk to our next destination i.e. Thengboche immediately after breakfast. It takes around 5-6 hrs to reach there. Thengboche is home to the region’s largest monastery, a destination for monks of all ages throughout the country to practice and study Buddhism. The public is invited to witness their puja ceremonies, where they chant prayers and perform rituals inside the ornately decorated gompas.

Day 6 Thengboche - Pangboche – Dingboche (4400m): Very early wakeup call and visit the impressive morning puja in Thengboche Monastery. Breakfast after the puja and start today’s trek to Pangboche. Pangboche, at 3.985m is the highest permanent settlement on the approach to Everest and in the upper village there is a gompa (monastery) founded by the lama Sange Dorje. Pangboche offers great views on what many people consider as the most beautiful Moutainpeak in the Himalayas, Mount Amadablam. We continue to walk upto Dingboche (4400m). Altogther it takes around 5-6 hrs to reach Dingboche.

Day 7 Dingboche (restday or dayhike): We spend a day at Dingboche (4400m) to continue our acclimatisation. Those adapting well to the altitude can climb Nangkartshang Peak at 5100m for great views of Chalotse, Tawoche and Mount Ama Dablam. Or we can go to Chhukum valley.

Day 8 Dingboche – Lobuche :( 4900m): Back on the trek again, the trail from Dingboche ascends, emerging onto the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier from where we have a beautiful panorama of the peaks lying on the Nepal-Tibet border. The trail then eases off as we follow the valley to Lobuche (4.900m) a tiny hamlet with a few teahouses. The sunset on Nuptse is not to be missed. Altogether it is a trek about 5-6 hrs till Lobuche from Dingboche.

Day 9 Lobuche - Gorak Shep - Everest Base Camp – Gorak Shep: Another long day and again we leave very early. Trekking across a glacier, the trail winds up and down through fascinating icy series of land known as Everest Base Camp, where, usually in spring, we may see some of the expedition teams as they prepare to climb the mountain. From the Base Camp we get fantastic close up views of the Khumbu Ice Fall and we can appreciate just how difficult it is to negotiate a route through the huge blocks of ice. We descend from the Base Camp to Gorak Shep and night stay in Gorak shep.

Day 10 Gorak Shep – Kalapathar – Dzongla: Early in the morning we will be heading to the Kalapathar. It takes around 2 hrs to the top of the Kalapathar. It is one of the highest points of our trekking from where we can see the view of sun rise and the fascinating view of the mountains (Mt. Everst, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nupse, Mt. Pumo Ri, Mt. Makalu and much more). Then we head back to Gorak Shep and after breakfast we start our trek to Dzongla.

Day 11 Dzongla – Cho La pass – Dragnag:  We are heading much earlier then we usually do as the trail is more difficult and takes longer. It takes 3-4 hrs to reach Cho La pass where we enjoy the view of the mountain and the rocky and landscapes for  a while. Then we continue to walk down hill to the Dragnag which takes around 7-8 hrs. 

Day 12 Dragnag – Gokyo: We will take enough time to have breakfast and star our trek today. It takes around 3-4 hrs to reach Gokyo. On the way we get to see Ngozumba Glacier and cross it heading towars Gokyo. In Gokyo we will be enjoing the view of Gokyo Lake and the mountain around it. 

Day 13 Gokyo - Gokyo RI - Macchermo: Early in the morning we will go to Gokyo Ri(6500m) to see the sunrise and the panaromic view of the mountains like: Mt. Everest(8848m) ,Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m), Mt. Makalu , Mt. Lothse ,Mt. Nupse and so on. After we return to Gokyo from Gokyo RI, we will have our breakfast and we return back same way to Machismo. Altogether we will be doing 6-7 hrs treks.  

Day 14 Machismo - Khumjung (3780m): After breakfast, we will trek back to Khumjung. It will take around 5-6 hrs to reach Khumjung. It is quite big Sherpa village of Khumbu region. We will do a short sightseeing in the village where we can see monastery, Hillary school along with typical Sherpa community.

Day 15 Khumjung - Monjo (2835m): We start our trek back to Monjo after our breakfast. It will take around 5-6 hrs to reach Monjo. Namche Bazar lies on the way to Monjo. 

Day 16 Monjo - Lukla (2800m): Finally this is the last day of our trek. As such, we will be heading to Lukla after breakfast. It will take around 4 -5 hrs to reach Lukla from Monjo.  

Day 17 Lukla - Kathmandu: Early in the morning after having the breakfast, we will go to Lukla airport to head back to Kathmandu. After 35 minutes flight with a scenic view of the nature, we will reach Kathmandu.

Day 18 Kathmandu - Departure: After breakfast, a Himalayan Rock Treks and Expedition responsible person will drop you to the international airport.

Cost Include

  • Airport pickup on arrival at Kathmandu airport by private coach
  • Airport departure drop off at Kathmandu airport by private coach
  • 2 night accommodation in Kathmandu with BB plan
  • Food and accommodation during trekking in lodges / teahouses
  • Flights Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu
  • Airport tax flights Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu
  • English speaking experienced guide (trained by Minster of Tourism)
  • Porter(s), generally 1 porter for 2 pax (max 12 kg per person)
  • Food, salary, transportation, accommodation and insurance for our Nepali staff
  • Entrance Fee Sagarmatha National Park 
  • TIMS (trekking registration card)
  • Everest region trekking map
  • Service from our office in Kathmandu, Thamel
  • HR Farewell Dinner in the Typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural program

Cost Exclude

  • International flight to and from Nepal 
  • Airport taxes
  • Vaccination and Nepal visa
  • Drinks during the trek
  •  Meals and drinks in Kathmandu
  •  Personal insurance and other personal expenses
  •  Tips for trekking staff (tipping is expected)
  •  Any extra cost due to delay or cancellation of Lukla flights

Trekking Equipment Checklist

The weather can be cold, unpredictable and challenging while in the mountains. Hence the travelers need to be prepared to cope up with the weather. While you can take the different kind of equipment to make things comfortable for you, there are some basic things that you must carry with you for completion of the trek in comfortable manner.

Sun Hat
Fleece/Wool hat that covers ears
Sunglasses
Scarf to cover face (dust/wind)

Upper Body:
At least 4 pair of T-shirts
2 lightweight thermal tops
2 Merino/Fleece long shelve tops
Water and wind proof shell jacket
Down Jacket
Raincoat (Poncho)

Lower Body:
Under garments
Hiking shorts
Lightweight walking pants
Light weight thermal leggings
Fleece or tracksuit pants
Water and wind proof pants

Feet:
At least 4 pairs of  thick warm wool hiking socks
Hiking boots (with spare laces)
Walking sneakers
Sandals
Walking poles (Walking Stick)
Hands:
Lightweight fleece gloves
Water and wind proof gloves

Note: Sleeping bags come handy in case of difficult circumstances. We recommend every trekkers to take one with them while on the mountains. You can bring your own or it can be hired here.