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Cho La Pass Trek

Everest Base Camp Trekking via Gokyo Lake
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    $1422 USD
  2. 18 Day(s)

Destination: Nepal

Trip Grade: Moderate

Accommodation: 3 star hotel in Kathmandu and Normal tea house during the trek

Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and Three times meals during the trek

Transportation: Private vehicle and Domestic flight

Activity:Sightseeing and Trekking

Max Altitude:5555 m/ 18225 ft

Group Size:02-10 People

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About Trip

Trip Highlights

  • Immerse into the Sherpa Villages and their cultures
  • Observe the Tengboche Monastery
  • Enjoy the golden sunrise from Kalapatthar
  • Be adventure by crossing the Cho La Pass
  • Discover the Gokyo Lakes
  • The very closer observation of the Himalayan views including Mt. Everest
  • Enjoy the beauty of flora and fauna

Cho La Pass Trek demands the high adventure spirit to cross the Everest Cho La Pass and reach the base of Mt. Everest. It is less trafficked trekking trail in the Everest region, but it offers the sublime panoramas of the Everest Himalayan vistas, Lakes, glaciers and the remarkable Sherpa valleys. You get wonderful hospitality of the local people during the Everest Base Camp Trekking via Gokyo Cho La Pass.

The strenuous Cho La Pass Trek requires a perfect physical fitness and acclimatization. Lukla is the trekking starting point. In order to reach at Lukla, you need to have a short flight to there from Kathmandu. Namche Bazaar is also the wonderful place. Gokyo Valley is the high altitude located in the Sherpa valley, beside the blue Lake. Trekkers feel it as the new universe and the dazzling panoramas. For more acclimatization, you hike to Gokyo RI and view the Everest five Lakes and glaciers. The views of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Nuuptse and other mountains make your trek incredible. The trek to Dzongla is considered as the adventurous walking because you are going to walk on the slippery, icy and rocky trail by crossing the Cho La Pass. Then you trek through the traditional route to Gorakshep and continue to Everest Base Camp. Similarly, the hike to Kalapatthar is also adventurous, but is a popular view point for looking the astonishing sunrise over the Himalayan ranges. Then, following the usual route, you trek down to Lukla via Tengboche Monastery, enjoying the unique views of flora and fauna.

For the expert leadership to the Cho La Pass Trek, Rising Adventure Pvt. Ltd. makes a perfect arrangement. You get the advantages of the experienced Himalayan guides of this company. Please, contact us for more details.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01 :Arrive in Kathmandu (1350m/ 4429ft) and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu

Day 02 :Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trek Preparation. Overnight in Kathmandu

Day 03 :Fly to Lukla (2800m/ 9186 ft), 35 min and trek to Phakding (2652m/ 8700ft), 3-4 hrs. Overnight in Phakding

Day 04 :Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/ 11286 ft), 6-7 hrs. Overnight in Namche

Day 05 :Rest in Namche Bazaar- Acclimatization day

Day 06 :Trek to Dole (4200m/ 13780ft), 6-7 hrs. Overnight in Dole

Day 07 :Trek to Machherma (4470m/ 14665ft), 5-6 hrs. Overnight in Machherma

Day 08 :Trek to Gokyo (4790m/ 15715ft), 5-6 hrs. Overnight in Gokyo

Day 09 :Rest in Gokyo - Acclimatization day

Day 10 :Hike to Gokyo RI (5360m/ 17585ft) and Trek to Thaknak (4700m/ 15418ft), 7-8 hrs. Overnight in Thaknak

Day 11 :Trek to Dzongla (4830m/ 15846ft) via Cho-la Pass (5367m/ 17608ft), 7-8 hrs. Overnight in Dzongla

Day 12 :Trek to Lobuche (4920m/ 16142 ft), 5-6 hrs. Overnight in Lobuche

Day 13 :Trek to Gorakshep (5130m/ 16831 ft), 3-4 hrs and hike to Everest Base Camp (5340m/ 17520 ft), 4-5 hrs. Overnight in Gorkshep

Day 14 :Hike to Kalapattar (5555m/ 18225 ft), 3 hrs and trek to Pheriche (4210m/ 13812 ft), 5-6 hrs. Overnight in Pheriche

Day 15 :Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/ 11286 ft), 6-7 hrs. Overnight in Namche

Day 16 :Trek to Lukla (2800m/ 9186 ft), 6-7 hrs. Overnight in Lukla

Day 17 :Fly back to Kathmandu, 35 min. Overnight in Kathmandu

Day 18 :Departure from Kathmandu

Cost Include

  • Airport picks up and drops by private vehicle
  • Three nights accommodation in Kathmandu on the basis of twin sharing including breakfast
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu 
  • Permit and TIMS cards for trekking 
  • Domestic Flight tickets (Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu) and only 15 kg of luggage with hand bag is allowed to carry
  • Accommodation during the treks
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking period
  • Authentic licensed, English speaking trekking guide
  • One porter for two trekkers (weight restrictions apply)
  • Government taxes
  • Farewell dinner at one of the typical Nepalese restaurants with traditional dance

Cost Exclude

  • Nepal arrival visa fee
  • Travel insurance
  • Entrance fee for Monument places 
  • All your personal expenses
  • All kinds of drinks
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Other expenses which are not mentioned in "Cost includes"

Departure Note

According to your requirement Rising Adventure P. Ltd. operates this trip at anytime. Please feel free to contact us to customize your departure. 

Detail Itinerary

Day 01:Arrive in Kathmandu (1350m/ 4429ft) and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu Upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by the representative from Rising Adventure at the arrival gate and transferred to hotel.

Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel

Day 02:Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trek Preparation. Overnight in KathmanduThis is your day for sightseeing. So, you are picked up by your tour guide from your hotel. Basically, Kathmandu Sightseeing involves the four UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu. They are Kathmandu Darbar Square, Swayabhunath Stupa, Boudhnath Stupa and the Pashupatinath Temple. However, we also organize other sightseeing tours nearby Kathmandu in accordance with your desires like Patan and Bhaktapur Darbar Squares those too are enlisted in UNESCO.
In the evening, Rising Adventure will discuss about your trip and introduce our trekking guide as well as other members.

Included Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Three Star Hotel in Kathmandu

Day 03:Fly to Lukla (2800m/ 9186 ft), 35 min and trek to Phakding (2652m/ 8700ft), 3-4 hrs. Overnight in PhakdingIn the early morning, you will have almost 40minutes flight from Kathmandu to Lukla which lies at about 2804m in the Khumbu region of Eastern part of Nepal. While in the aeroplane you can have the great views of the mountains and river valleys. After the arrival at Lukla, our guide will introduce with the porter if you want to have or if your package includes.Then, your trek embarks on to Phkding at almost 2652 m.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Teahouse

Day 04:Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/ 11286 ft), 6-7 hrs. Overnight in NamcheOn this day,youwill continue your trek for almost 7 hour until you won’t reach to the Namche bazaar which is taken as the Gateway to Everest. While trekking, you will go on through the breathtaking views such as blue pine forests, firs, junipers and other beautiful sceneries.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Teahouse

Day 05:Rest in Namche Bazaar- Acclimatization dayYou will spend a day here in order to have rest as well as acclimatize. You can pass your day by exploring the local culture of Namche. You can also visit the museum which describes the traditional customs of the Sherpa and you have an opportunity to visit the highest hotel of the world names as Everest View Hotel.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Teahouse

Day 06:Trek to Dole (4200m/ 13780ft), 6-7 hrs. Overnight in DoleYour trail will go to Dole, a small place with few teahouses through the forest of pines, oaks, rhododendron and many other wild flowers. En route, you will see the exotic sceneries of Himalayas including Ama Dablam.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Teahouse

Day 07:Trek to Machherma (4470m/ 14665ft), 5-6 hrs. Overnight in MachhermaToday your will have a trek almost of 4 hours. During your trekking, you will enjoy with the beautiful views of Cho Oyu, Thamserku and so on.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Teahouse

Day 08:Trek to Gokyo (4790m/ 15715ft), 5-6 hrs. Overnight in GokyoYour trail will go ahead ascending the ridge Chorten which is a vantage point for looking the exotic views of both down the valley of Kangtaiga and upwards Cho Oyu. Your walk will pass Pangkha, a palace where an avalanche in 1995 killed 40 people. Then you will descend continuously and finally get into the Gokyo land, the first lake through the metal bridge. After almost of 30 minutes’ walk will take you to the second lake and after about 50 minutes you will reach to the third lake of Gokyo.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Teahouse

Day 09:Rest in Gokyo - Acclimatization dayToday is not for a rest only, but for acclimatization too. So, you will spend your whole day in exploring the Gokyo Valley. Besides, three lakes of Gokyo, it has other lakes as well such the forth, the fifth and so on. Therefore, you will ascend to reach to the fourth and fifth Gokyo lakes. It takes almost 45 minutes and 2 hours respectively to reach there. These lakes offer you the eye-catching views of Himalayas such as Cho Oyu, Nogunzpa Glacier (the longest glacier of Nepal), etc. After visiting there, you will come back to Gokyo Valley by retracing the trail.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Teahouse

Day 10:Hike to Gokyo RI (5360m/ 17585ft) and Trek to Thaknak (4700m/ 15418ft), 7-8 hrs. Overnight in ThaknakToday you are going to have a hike to Gokyo Ri. So, you will hike a very early in the morning. You will ascend to Gokyo Ri and reach within almost 3 hours. After reaching there, you will see the exotic views of the four highest peaks of Nepal out of seven such as Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu. As a result, you may find yourself very close to the Himalayas. After visiting there, you will come back to Gokyo Valley and have a breakfast. Then you will continue your trek to Thaknak through the second Gokyo Lake and the Ngazumpa glacier.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Teahouse

Day 11:Trek to Dzongla (4830m/ 15846ft) via Cho-la Pass (5367m/ 17608ft), 7-8 hrs. Overnight in DzonglaThis is the toughest day of your trekking because you are going to walk along the rocky, slippery and icy trail. So, today your trail will start a little bit early while comparing to the previous trails. First of all you will reach to Cho la Pass at almost 5363m which offers you the stunning views of Cho La Lake and Mt. Cholatse. Then you will descend to Dzongla.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Teahouse

Day 12:Trek to Lobuche (4920m/ 16142 ft), 5-6 hrs. Overnight in LobucheYour trail will descend to Lobuche through the narrow trails walking almost 3 hours. On the way, you will walk through the grassy land, ridges and so on. Finally, you will reach at Lobuche enjoying the view of Lobuche Peak.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Teahouse

Day 13:Trek to Gorakshep (5130m/ 16831 ft), 3-4 hrs and hike to Everest Base Camp (5340m/ 17520 ft), 4-5 hrs. Overnight in GorkshepThis is the difficult and the most memorable day of this trek. You will walk up to Everest Base Camp at 5365 meter along the Khumbu Glacier without using the mountaineering equipments. From the Base Camp, you can have the spectacular scenic views of the Khumbu Icefall. After then you will descend to Gorak Shep for the night.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Teahouse

Day 14:Hike to Kalapattar (5555m/ 18225 ft), 3 hrs and trek to Pheriche (4210m/ 13812 ft), 5-6 hrs. Overnight in PhericheThis is the toughest day of the trekking. Your trail will begin early in the morning for going to a hike to Kalapathar. So, you will ascend steeply to Kalapathar. After reaching there you will enjoy the incredible views o f the towering Himalayas such as the Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse and so on. You will descend to Gorak Shep following the same route. After having a breakfast there, your trail will continue to Pheriche.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Teahouse

Day 15:Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/ 11286 ft), 6-7 hrs. Overnight in NamcheOn this day, after having breakfast, you will descend to Pangboche to Dibuche to Tengboche, where you will enjoy the lunch. Afterwards, your trek will be continued to Namche Bazaar.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Teahouse

Day 16:Trek to Lukla (2800m/ 9186 ft), 6-7 hrs. Overnight in LuklaYour trail will continue to Lukla passing Phakding following the previous route.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Teahouse

Day 17:Fly back to Kathmandu, 35 min. Overnight in KathmanduYou will have a flight early in the morning to Kathmandu following the previous airways. After your arrival in Kathmandu, You will be transferred to the hotel.

Included meals: Breakfast and Farewell Dinner
Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel

Day 18:Departure from Kathmandu Today your trip in Nepal comes to an end and the representative from Rising Adventure will take you to the airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight.

Included meals: Breakfast

The prime duty of Rising Adventure P. Ltd. is to provide the safety and security. During the trip, some factors may affect and cause to change our itinerary such as weather condition, transportation, health condition of our clients and other natural disasters. At this moment, our company gives full authority to our guides for deciding what to do or not to do concerning on the interest of our clients.

While talking about the flight, sometimes it may delay due to the weather condition or the technical problem especially to go to Lukla from Kathmandu. At this time, Rising Adventure can charter either Helicopter or Twin Otter as per the demand of our clients.

We can also customize this trip for a single too according to their requirements.

Travel Insurance:

Travel Insurance is compulsory for joining Rising Adventure’s activities. We require your travel insurance must cover the emergency accidents (includes helicopter rescue and air ambulance) with medical expenses and others like cancellation, personal liable, loss of luggage and so on. It helps you to travel freely and confidently. Please be noted that we do not arrange and sell insurance.

Accommodation:

You will be stayed at 3-star hotel whenever you are in Kathmandu during your trip. While doing trekking in the Everest Region, you will be spent your nights at tea houses. If single rooms are available there in mountain, they will be provided and If not, it is needed to spend the nights with twin share basis.

Foods:

During your trip in Everest Region, you will be provided only breakfast by the hotel of Kathmandu wherever you stay. Rising Adventure also invites you to have either lunch or dinner in your arrival or farewell by managing the time. But during your trekking, you will be had breakfast and dinner on basis of menu of local  tea houses or lodges wherever you spend your nights and your lunch will be provided on the way of your walking. You will taste Nepalese food in most of the places in trekking period, however, there are some tea houses which provide some international food like Chinese, Indian, Continental, Tibetan and so on.

Acclimatization:

The itineraries of Rising Adventure are designed with preventive method especially for AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). We know that AMS occurs while in higher elevation which may cause to kill. So, our company has been organizing the trips in any Himalayan region of Nepal with paying serious attention to AMS. Our pivotal priority always goes to Safety and Security. In addition, all the guides and porters of our company are the trainer of First-Aid. However, we always advices our clients to consult with doctor and be the fit and fine before planning to do any adventurous activities in the higher elevation area whether i.e. in Himalayan region or in hilly region.

Leader(s) & Staff Arrangement:

Rising Adventure has skillful, experienced as well as expert team who operate your trip. Besides, we have such trekking and tour guides who can speak foreign language very well. They are very frank and expertise in the field of culture, ecosystem, history, flora and fauna and so on who make your trip immemorial. In addition, we have many numbers of tour guides and each of them can speak different language very fluently.

At last all the guides of Rising Adventures including Rock climbing and Mountaineering guides have authentic license related to their field. It means they are expert trainers.

Porter Rights:

We believe on “behind every successful man there is a woman”. So, Rising Adventure is also the outcome of our hard worker staffs especially the porters. Rising Adventure wants to make you sure that all the porters of our company are strong physically, behave friendly and speak a lit bit English as well as carry your backpacks very safely. So, Rising Adventure also pays the serious attention towards them. We treat them as equally as our other staffs like guides and office staffs. We even do the insurance of porters while they engage in any types of adventurous activities and also rescue them by providing Helicopter on our own expense whenever they are in dangerous condition. In addition, we have mentioned some rules too in the favour of porters like the weight of one luggage should be up to 20 kg, one porter is only for two travelers and so on.

Health & Experience Requirements:

Trekking in Everest Region is not too risky. You will have almost 6 hours walking during the trek. So, it is better to have past experiences either of hiking or of short days trekking in the higher elevation because you need to walk more times in higher elevation while trekking in this area. However, it is not mandatory to have such experiences, but you need to be fit and fine physically as well as mentally and no any technical skills are required to trek in Everest Region. Anyway, Rising Adventure believes in that if anyone has the strong intention to do something, s/he will be successful definitely due to his/her courageous will. In addition, Rising Adventure strongly advises you to have the regular exercises like jogging, walking, running, etc even for some periods of time before going to trekking because we agree that such types of exercise also helps to do trekking very easily in the higher elevation. At last we advise you to consult with doctor before heading to do any kinds of adventure activities.

Safety and Security:

Safety and Security of the travelers are essential during the trip. It is more important in the adventure activities as trekking, rafting, Jungle Safari, Bungee and other activities. For example you may have valuable things like money, passport, tickets, etc. So, you can use money belt and neck wallet for securing those things.

Rising Adventure suggests you to be aware of safety and security and asks to tell if you face any problems during the trip. We try to manage the possible solutions.

Responsible Tourism:

Many people are directly or indirectly joined in tourism, which is a large industry in Nepal. Different tourist activities are adventurous and some are less adventurous. Rising Adventure is a fully responsible adventure activities organizing company in Nepal. We are government certified and linked with the various tourism institutions. We pay taxes to the government of our travel packages and actions that we arrange and annually renewed. We are always cautious for the clients troubles and try to respond to them as soon as possible.

Best Seasons:

Trekking in Everest Region is very best in autumn as well as in spring seasons. So, it is crowded in these both seasons. If anyone prefers to have trekking in less crowded time for enjoying much, s/he can plan for trekking in winter in this area, though, it is cold. Although, it is quite boring to trek in the higher elevation in summer and monsoon seasons due to rainy times, some rain lovers can make a plan to trek even in these seasons because it is also the distinctive experience and you may enjoy this trekking with wet.

Additional Information:

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