The Everest base camp-Chola pass trek -19 days
The Everest base camp trek via the Gokyo lake is a fabulous trek in the Gokyo valley. This trek that goes by the Ngojumba glacier, the source of Dudhkunda River, through the famous Chola Pass (5330m) to Kalapattar (5550m) view point, offering the the nicest views of the Gokyo-Ri (5360m), and leads the to the Everest base camp (5364m), is really a wonderful trip to the Everest. The trail traverses fabulous regions through one of the largest national park in Nepal, the Sagarmatha National Park. This park is protected for musk deer, for the Nepalese national bird and for other wildlife. Its amazing landscapes, with innumerable prayer flags in the land of Sherpas with their villages, stupas, chortens, and monasteries are enchanting. Besides, majestically heart beating and soaring mountains, including 4 summits of more than 8000m, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu and Mt. Cho-Yu render this trip really memorable.
This trek is graded difficult by Glacier Family Treks & Expedition because of its physically challenging trail through the Renjo or Chola passes. So, the itinerary can be customized on demand.
Day 02: Trek preparation day or sightseeing in Kathmandu valley, O/N in hotel
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2840m) from Kathmandu, 35 minutes, walk to Phakding (2610), 3/4 hrs, O/N in lodge
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m), 6hrs
Day 05: Acclimatization day, local hiking day
Day 06: Trek to Dole (4100m), 6/7 hrs
Day 07: trek to Machhermo (4470m), 4.5hrs
Day 08: Trek to Gokyo (4790m), 4. Hrs
Day 09: Acclimatization day, local site hiking
Day 10: Excursion to Gokyo-Ri (5360m), 3hrs, trek to Dragnak (4700m), 4.5 hrs
Day 11: Trek to Zdongla (4830m) via Chola Pass (5360m), 8 hrs
Day 12: Trek to Labuche (4940m), 3hrs
Day 13: Trek to Gorokshep (5140m), 4hrs, sunrise from Kalapatar (5550m), 4hrs, Everest Base camp (5364m), 5 hrs,
Day 14: Trek to Pheriche (4240m), Dingboche (4410m), 4/5 hrs
Day 15: Trek to Tyanboche (3820m), 4 hrs
Day 16: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m), 5 hrs
Day 17: Trek to Phakding, 5 hrs
Day 18: Trek to Lukla, 3 hrs
Day 19: Fly back to Kathmandu, transfer to hotel
Day 20: Fly from Kathmandu for your further destination
• Hotel in Kathmandu.
• Trekking permits according to itinerary.
• TIMS cards.
• Food and accommodation during the trip.
• Hot drinks: tea, coffee, etc during the trek.
• Flight: Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu for clients.
• Flight for guide: KTM-LUK-KTM.
• Porters and guide with their wages.
• Insurance for local staffs.
• Entry fee for Sagarmatha National Park,
• High altitude chamber as per requirement,
• Wages and Equipment for climbing guide.
• Local airport tax and land transportation according to program.
• Applicable Nepal government tax
• International flights and airport tax.
• Travel insurance.
• Personal expenses, hot or mineral water
• Laundry service and bar bills
• Internet and battery charge
• Alcoholic drinks with mineral water.
• Rescue in emergency.
Duration of trek: 16 days,
Trek season: Mid-September to mid-December and February to mid-May
Accommodation: tea-house / lodge
Trek starts: From Lukla to Lukla
Highest elevation: 5545m
Aiport serivce: by private vehicle.
Trekking highlight: Kathmandu arrival, transfer to hotel, flyght to Lukla having awesome mountain views in Khumbu Himalaya, commencing walk from Lukla through Tamang village, one ethnic group of the region, heading to Namche Bazaar through Phakding village, climb to Gokyo Lake-Everest Base Camp via Chola pass and through Labuche. Treks ends ar Lukla.