Cho la pass trek is additionally called Everest circuit trekking. It is one of the popular and challenging trekking which leads to the unique trek to the house of the legendary Sherpa humans. Trek goes on the foothill of the highest top of the world, Mt. Everest at 8848m. This trek is one of Nepal’s most adventurous treks to the Khumbu Mountains. You can enjoy visiting the ethnic community of Sherpa’s on this place. This trek takes you to Gokyo that lies at the highest point of the country. You will enjoy the panoramic view of many different mountains which are higher than 8000 meters including Lhotse, Cho Oyo, Makalu, and Gokyo.
This unique Cho la pass trek gives you eyeful views of mountain vistas and glaciers. It follows the rather praised trekking route through the Dudh Koshi to its source the Gokyo Lake which is to the west of the Everest Base Camp. The trek gives you sufficient possibility to experience the amazing view of Mt. Everest inclusive of numerous other comparable peaks. You may additionally explore the Buddhists monasteries and shrines alongside extremely good flora and fauna.
This super Cho la pass trek gives you the revel in of the breathtaking earth’s tallest peak “Mt. Everest”. The journey begins with an interesting Himalayan flight to Tensing Hillary airport at Lukla from Kathmandu. Everest path begins on the upper Phakding and follows the Dudh Koshi valley shifting in the direction of the agreement of Sherpa’s “the bustling Namche Bazaar”. It is so rounded with a lovely Himalaya view.
While trekking, the view of the village vicinity such as the superb forest of Rhododendron, Magnolia, and massive fir will amaze you. This trek will take you around the thrilling Gokyo Valley. Which lies adjoining the Khumbu in conjunction with a diverse Everest Base Camp. During the manner, you may view the glorious glimpse of the highest peaks, from west to east as Cho you (8153m), Gyanchung Kang (7922m), Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8501m), and Makalu. During the Cho La Pass Trek, the hike across Cho LA Pass (5420m), which covers both the Gokyo Lake and the Everest Camp area (EBC) is eventually challenging.
There may be a few briefs and exciting ascents of Gokyo RI, Chukkung RI, and Kalapathar with the view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho you other Khumbu mountain range. One of the highlights of that is the conventional view of icefall and glaciers of the Mahalangur Himalayan range. You can enjoy the distinct shapes of Glaciers and the cracking sound of that glacier will blow your mind and soul. You’ll be able to view the world’s largest glacier “Ngozumpa” too. On the way, we can see the Himalayan uncommon species along with Wild Musk, Panda, Snow Leopard. Also, Mountain Goat “Jharal”, colorful “Pheasants” national bird of Nepal. The vegetation is pine and juniper forests are the commonplace forests right here.
The colorful rhododendron and magnolia floral welcome you throughout the spring in order to upload the splendor in the path. The monasteries may be observed in most of the villages in order to wake up your religious soul. The flattering flags and Chorten may be seen anywhere. This trek is an amazingly enjoyable trek and very good for physic in addition to morals too.
Cho la pass Trek is one of the world’s most awe-inspiring sights with perfect adventure. The high adventure pass offers to explore the lifestyle of famous universal climbers. The Sherpas, usually learn the earth legacy site of Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park. It is a combination of mountain flora and faunas and also take an opportunity to look up the principal Buddhist monastery in Nepal.
This trekking trail starts from Tenzing Hillary Airport, Lukla, and trekking to Phakding. From here follow the Dudh Kosi valley which climbs up to the Sherpa capital of Namche, a bustling bazaar that’s a junction for trekkers. This trekking leads to a popular view spot on the height of Kala Patthar 5,545m with the marvelous scenery of the Himalayas Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse together with a south-west face of Mt. Everest. The Everest Base Camp Trek allows enough time to ascend Kalapathar (5545m), the primary viewing point for Mt. Everest.
The Cho la pass trek is one of the challenging treks in Nepal. Where these massifs combine to make the most spectacular display of beautiful passes in one of the most scenically stunning areas of the Everest region. This Cho la pass trek itinerary has been carefully designed to ensure that you have adequate time to acclimatize comfortably thereby enjoying the trekking experience. The route offers you a technical and adventurous experience in the Himalayas. During this trekking, we will visit Everest Base camp. Gorakshep and both of these points are situated at 5000 m altitude. It is also like crossing the passesCho la pass Trek provides fantastic views of well-known 7000m to 8848m peaks.
This trekking route is a favorite among adventure seekers worldwide. These trails fulfill the dream of every amateur climber and serious trekker, who has been seeking the thrill of adventure.
The cost for Cho la pass trek has been affected recently flight fare hike up by airlines. Now the one-way flight fare to Lukla costs you USD 179. Similarly, your trek cost is varied how many people are you. For single trekkers wanted to do private trips taking both guides and porter will cost you more. You can take 1 guide/porter same person do guide and carry your bag. At the cost of 2 people, you will get 1 guide and 1 porter. The cost for the full board package for Cho la pass trek is from USD 1990 to USD 2100 depends on the lodge you choose. If you are in a bigger group you will get some discount on the cost.
Also Daily needed things prices to hike up, meals and rooms cost in Cho la pass trek increased seasonally, as in the rest of the world, fuel costs have been increasing regularly and due to a severe shortage in Nepal cost vary from day to day.
However, even though we at Above Himalaya Trekking have been affected by these factors, we continue to offer the best services to our customers at a nominal cost.
Duration: 18 Days
Max. Altitude: Cho La pass ( 5420m) Kala Patthar (5545m)
Trek Grade: Difficult
Best Travel Time: February to May, September – November are the best seasons. Dec & January are Winter and cold can be snow on the trail, June, July & August are rainy times, trekking can be done but visibility can be poor due to rain, and Lukla flight may get canceled.
Trip Snippets: 18 days, 2 night’s hotels, 15 nights Lodges, Breakfast in the city, and ( Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) on the trek are included
Departure Dates: We are able to offer this trek on any dates during the months Feb, March, April, May, June, Sept, Oct, November, and December for a group of 1 to 12 people.
Equipment Rental: We advise you to bring all of your clothing and gear from home, however in Kathmandu there are many shops to buy and rent trek related equipment
Your trek Backpack/duffle bag: Your baggage on trek will be carried by our porters, the maximum weight per trekkers is 15kg including your sleeping bag and down jacket, Other items not required on a trek can be stored in our office or your hotel in Kathmandu
Transportation: Car/Van in Kathmandu, Flight to Lukla
Day 01 - Greetings at Kathmandu Airport transfer to hotel
We will meet you at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer you to your hotel. Where you will have your time to settle in and freshen up after your long flight, you will be invited to visit our office for a briefing about your program. You will have a meeting with your trekking guide and discuss the equipment needed for the trekking and we will process the trekking permits. If you arrive at night we will have the same discussion in next day morning after your breakfast.
Day 02: - Flight from KTM to Lukla (35 minute flight Distance 136.17km) trekking to Phakding (2652m) walking hours: 3 hours, Distance 8 km.
Early morning we fly from Kathmandu to Lukla via mountain flight of about 40 minutes scenic flight. With clear weather, we get fantastic views of the mountains, including Everest as we enter the deep gorge of the Dudh Kosi valley. You begin your trek from Lukla following a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River. Along the way, you will have a view of Mt Nupla (5885m) Kusum Kangaru (6367m), and the Mount Kwongde Range. We then take an easy walk for about two hours to Phakding village for the overnight stop and the rest of the time stroll around the village for local knowledge.
Day 03: - Phakding trekking to Namche Bazzar (3440m) walking hours: 5-6 hours, Distance 11.3km.
From Phakding the trail follows the Dudh Koshi valley north, meandering through the pines, crossing it twice by small suspension bridges before reaching the village of Monjo the entrance gate of the Sagarmatha National Park. Beginning with a slight climb to Jhorsalle, the trail passes waterfalls and other culturally and naturally occurring items of interest. Villages are interspersed with magnificent forests of Rhododendron, Magnolia, and fir. Along the way to you will be rewarded with your first glimpse of Kusum Kangru (6369m) Thamserku (6608m), Everest (8848m), and Nuptse (7879 m). A steep climb up to the beautiful village of Namche bazaar (3440m) will afford you further spectacular views and a comfortable place to spend the second night of the trek.
Day 04: - Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar- Enjoy hiking to Hotel everest view
Set in a natural amphitheater looking across to the jagged ridge of Kongdi RI (6187m), Namche Bazaar is one of the most attractive settlements in the Khumbu region. We will have a full day’s rest so that we won’t face any problems ahead. Today we make a short acclimatization trek up to Khumjung, a delightful Sherpa village above Namche. You have full day leisure for a wonderful panoramic view or stroll around the market You can also enjoy the splendid views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, and Kwangde and so on.
Day 05: - Namche Bazzar trek to Tengboche (3867m) walking hours: 5 hours, Distance 10.4km.
We start our trek with a pleasant walk through the forest with a magnificent view of mountains. We follow a spectacular path that traverses around the hillside high above the Dudh Kosi River. After walking for one hour you will arrive in Phungithanga. The trail climbs past some water-powered prayer wheels and begins a sustained climb through a forest of tall, mature rhododendrons. Look out for musk deer and Himalayan tahr among the trees. At the start of the Tengboche (3870m), the village is scattered across a wide, grassy saddle below a crescent-shaped ridge covered by scrub pines and firs. From the viewpoint at the top of the hill, there are awe-inspiring views of distinctive peaks like Amadablam (6856m), standing proud of the massif containing Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7861m), Lhotse (8501m), and inspiring views of Himalayan giants. We visit the Buddhist Monastery at Tengboche, the largest in the Khumbu region.
Day 06: - Tengboche trekking to Dingboche (4360m) walking hours: 5-6 hours, Distance 12km
In the morning views of mountains and monasteries are spectacular in Tengboche. From Tengboche, we head north and soon cross the Dudh Kosi river by way of a small suspension bridge that spans a deep chasm in the river valley. Follow the trail as far as Orsho and take the lower path along the west bank of the Imja Khola, through the forest of birches conifers and rhododendrons. As we follow the river northward the trails pass through several chortens and mani walls and small villages. Today’s walk offers views of the Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam and to the north-Pokalde (5741m), Kongma-Tse (5820m), and the great wall of Nuptse. Dingboche is also the gateway to Chukung and farther beyond for the most challenging traverses towards the Makalu area. We enjoy the beautiful array of fields enclosed
Day 07: - Rest day in Dingboche for the acclimatization (4360m)
It is very important to spend an additional night here to aid in the acclimatization process. It can be along a short hike 400 m climb to the Nangkartshang Gompa on the ridge north of Dingboche. Good view of Makalu (8463 m) from here. You can go for a day walk like a trek to Chhukung (4730m) is worthwhile which takes approx. 4/5 hours from Dingboche but it might ruin your rest. To the north of Dingboche, there are spectacular views of Lhotse’s huge South Face.
Day 08: - Dingboche Trekking to Lobuche (4940m)walking hours: 5 hours, Distance 9km.
The trail follows a downward path to Pheriche village. It joins the trail below thungla with beautiful views of cholatse across the valley. After another steep ascend the trail climbs up and over the terminal moraine of Khumbu glacier. Today’s walk offers views of the Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam and to the north-Pokalde (5741m), Kongma-Tse (5820m), and the great wall of Nuptse. The path follows a pleasant, grassy valley. Stark and rugged beauty create an almost moonscape campsite at Lobuche a windswept collection of huts tucked in a narrow meadow between the glacier and the Lobuche peak. Tawoche and Nuptse are particularly spectacularly from Lobuche towering. Stay overnight at the lodge.
Day 09: - Lobuche to Gorakshep (5170m), trekking to Everest Base camp (5364m) back to Gorak shep: walking hours: 7-8 hours, Distance 11.4km.
The first section of the trail from Lobuche follows the narrow gap between the glacial moraine and the mountain walls, past turn off to the Italian pyramid. Take time to detour to the edge of moraine to look over the Khumbu glacier. Along a windy and rocky path with the wonderful view of Mt. Pumori, Nuptse, and other magnificent peaks, we reach Gorakshep. Gorakshep is the location of the original Everest Base Camp with the new camp being further up the valley.
After lunch, our adventure continues towards Everest Base Camp. The trail passes through over rocky dunes and moraine and streams. The Base Camp area provides an opportunity to experience the freezing and harsh conditions that mountaineers brave to summit this famous mountain. In Everest Base Camp the climbers gather for summiting Everest during the high expedition season. We explore the base camp and its surroundings glacier and return back to Gorakshep.
Day 10: - Gorak Shep trekking Kala Patthar (5545m) and back to Lobuche (4940m) walking hours: 5-6 hours, Distance 8km.
Mornings are usually sparkling and clear and this is the best time to climb the Kalapathar for one of the world’s definitive mountain views. We will be rewarded the 360-degree dramatic panorama views of Mt Everest and surrounding mountains like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku along with many other peaks.
You will have an easy walk for about 2hrs to reach Lobuche. Stark and rugged beauty create an almost moonscape campsite at Lobuche a windswept collection of huts tucked in a narrow meadow between the glacier and the Lobuche peak. Tawoche and Nuptse are particularly spectacularly from Lobuche towering.
Day 11: - Lobuche to Dzongla (4830m) walking hours: 2-3 hours, Distance 4 km.
From this route both Pheriche and Dhugla are visible as well as other good mountain views. We then follow the Lobuche Khola downstream where, after a while, we take a trail to the right heading off towards Dzongla. Stay overnight at the village of Dzongla.
Day 12: - Crossing Chola Pass to Thangnak walking hours: 7-8 hours, Distance 13km
This day you start to walk early in the morning. You have to walk three hours to get on top of the Chola, before you get Chola-pass you have to be about 20 minutes on ice. The trek to the Cho La pass can be a rather difficult route. But on the way, you will be able to experience the best part of your hiking; difficult but very worthy. In good weather, you can cross the Cho La with no special equipment but warm clothing and an ice
Day 13: - Thangnak trekking to Gokyo Lake walking hours: 4 hours, Distance 8km.
Today is your short day’s walk to Gokyo Lake. It’s only two hours’ walk from Thangnak but it’s really beautiful to walk through the Ngajumpa glacier. After crossing an iron bridge over a stream the trail levels out as it follows the valley past the first lake, known as Longpongo at 4690m, where we get a chance to observe the Lama footprints on a stone. The second lake, Taboche Tsho mesmerizes us by the shimmering turquoise blue sheet of water sparkling in the sun. Little we reach the third lake, called Dudh Pokhari, linked by a surging stream to the previous one. Gokyo village stands by the third lake and Cho-Oyu Mountain. Above the lake provides panoramic views of Cho Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Lhotse, Makalu, cholatse, and Tawache.
Day 14: - Gokyo explore and trekking down to Dole (4090m) walking hours: 5-6 hours
Spend a day in Gokyo strolling around the lakes and hiking up to some of the mountain viewpoints nearby. Start your trek in the morning and get to a steep climb of about 30min to reach the top with its traditional prayer flags. View the Ngozumpa glacier, the biggest glacier in Nepal. Definitely, we would not miss the chance to observe the fourth lake (Thonak Tsho) and the fifth lake (Ngozuma Tsho). From where you will have a magnificent view of the highest peaks, from the west to east are Cho you (8,153m), Gyachung Kang (7,922m), Everest ( 8848m), Lhotse (8,501m), and further way Makalu.
In the afternoon trek down to Dole. It is possible to climb a ridge behind Dole for an even greater view of the valley.
Day 15: - Dole trekking to Namche Bazzar (3440m) walking hours: 6-7 hours Distance 11.5 km
The trail first descends steeply out of the valley through beautiful rhododendron forests. We arrive in Phortse Thanga and cross the river over a suspension bridge. We ascend up a sandy slope to the Dudh Kosi River. The route ascends to the valley of Dudh Koshi and down to Khumjung. Finally, we reach the Namche valley.
Day 16: - Namche Bazaar trekking back to Lukla (2850m) walking hours: 7 hours, Distance 19.4 km.
The descent from Namche to the Dudh Koshi can be the hardest stage of the entire trek. The trail descends over the ridge past rocky cliffs and scattered pines to the tiny village of Tokthok. Although the path is all downhill, the unrelenting slope places a massive impact on the knees. Once you cross the high suspension bridge, the path runs mostly level. We will work through rhododendron and pine forests with the view of a distance snow-covered peak before arriving at Phakding. After lunch here we will continue gentle walking to Lukla, the trail drops steeply and runs level through out the day, enjoying the lush green scenery around and passing through the incredible mountain scenery and local Sherpa village arrival in Lukla, you will have time to stroll around the local areas and have a good shower.
Day 17: - Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.
Saying a final goodbye to our porters, we will have a flight back to ktm of an exciting one hour. (It also can be a spare day in case of bad weather in Lukla which makes the Lukla flight delayed and cancel.) In the evening you can have your last night in Nepal enjoying the Nepali cultural dinner show exchanging
Day 18: - Farewell Departure
Today is free or last minute you have a few hours of special shopping for your relatives. If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing. We will drop you at the International airport to catch your flight back to your home and wish you a Safe journey.
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