Everest Base Camp and Cho La Pass Trek is little more challenging then Everest base camp via Gokyo Cho la pass. Normally trekkers decided first trek to Gokyo lakes and cross the Cho la pass then climbs Mount Everest base camp and Kala pattar/Kala patthar, which is the normal trekking route too for the Cho la pass trekking. Cho la pass trekking via Everest base camp is perfect for those who want to challenging adventures in Himalaya and wish to do the trek differently than normal trekkers. The Everest base camp and Cho la pass trek starts from Lukla airport just about 35 minutes flight journey from Kathmandu airport. There are daily flights operates by several airlines if weather permitted. The Everest base camp and Chola Pass trekking is suitable for those who dream to see the close view of world's highest peak Mount Everest, reaching at the base camp of Mount Everest, Kala Pattar and as same time summit the famous high pass trail in Everest.
From Lukla the trek follow the Dudh Koshi River valley. The trek passes through the lush forest of pine and rhododendron, waterfalls, Sagarmatha/Everest national park, Buddhist monasteries, Lakes and glacier, beautiful Sherpa villages. The trail covered by Sagarmatha national park, it is listed in the world heritage site. This trek offers various flora and fauna and wild life like red panda, Himalayan thar, snow leopard etc. The trail best for panorama views of Mount Everest (8848m), Ama Dablam (6856m.), Kantega (6809m.), Kwangde (6194m.), Mt. Nuptse (7879m.), Mt. Lhotse (8511m.), Mt. Makalu (8463m.), Mt Cho Oyu (8201m.) and other snow-covered mountains and hills.
This trek first take to you Everest base camp (5364m) and Kala Pattar (5545m) then go to the Gokyo Lakes/Gokyo Valley cross over the Cho La Pass (5368m), it is a bit challenging trip but wonderful journey in Everest, you get opportunity to summit the Cho La pass (5368m), discover Gokyo Lakes and climb the Gokyo Ri (5357m) to see the beautiful mountain views including mount Everest.
After Gokyo Lake there are several routes to return in Namche bazaar to continue trek back at Lukla. If you have time and interest it is possible to come back in Namche Bazaar crossing over the Renjo La Pass (5360m). Another trail leads to Phortse village via Na which is very narrow path but our below given trip itinerary back to Namche via Machhermo which is normal (as usual) route.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing to Swayambhunath, Kathmandu and Patan
Day 03: Flight to Lukla then trek to Phakding (2610m)
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Day 05: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3867m)
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4410m)
Day 08: Trek to Lobuche (4910m)
Day 09: Trek to Gorak Shep (5140m) then hike to Everest base camp (5364m)
Day 10: Gorak shep hike to Kala Pattar (5545m) then trek to Dzongla (4830m)
Day 11: Trek to Thangna/Dragnag (4700m) Over the Cho La Pass (5368m)
Day 12: Trek to Gokyo (4750m)
Day 13: Day Hike to Gokyo Ri (5357m)
Day 14: Trek to Dole (4090m)
Day 15: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Day 16: Trek to Lukla(2840m)
Day 17: Lukla flight to Kathmandu (1350m)
Day 18: Sightseeing to Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Bhaktapur
Day 19: Leisure day in Kathmandu
Day 20: Depart Kathman
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