Cho La Pass trek via Everest Base Camp, first go to the Everest Base Camp then go to the Gokyo Lakes over the Cho la Pass is more challenging then go though the as usual (more common) route means first go to the Gokyo Lakes then after go to the Everest Base Camp trek via Cho La Pass. Most of trekkers decided to go through normal as usual route but our below given itinerary is different than common trekkers choice means first we go to the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar then Gokyo Lakes via Cho La Pass which is perfect trip for those who are looking to do something different than other trekkers. 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.
Everest Base Camp and Chola Pass trekking is suitable for those who have a dream to see the close view of world's highest peak Mount Everest, reaching at the Base Camp of Mount Everest, climb the non-technical Peak "Kala Patthar", cross the famous Cho La Pass, visit the beautiful Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri Peak.
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, old Tibetan buddhist monasteries, Lakes and glacier, beautiful Sherpa villages. The trail covered by Sagarmatha national park, it is listed in the world heritage site.
Cho La Pass trek via Everest Base Camp offers various flora and fauna and wildlife like red panda, Himalayan thar, snow leopard etc. The trail is 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.
After Gokyo Lake there are several routes to return in Namche bazaar for continue trek back to 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) and fast route to return at Lukla.
Everest Base Camp and Cho La Pass trek is possible to run any time of year except January (depends on whether condition) without any difficulty but best time of year from March to May and September to Mid December. Teahouse/Lodges basis trekking package is more common to do the trek in Everest Region.
The package cost for a teahouse trek will be depending on group size and level of service. However, we (Alpine Adventure Club) offer Everest Base Camp and Cho La Pass trek in a competitive price as well as committed to giving you the best value for your money.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek Preparation
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: Reserve Day in Kathmandu
Day 19: Depart Kathmandu
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