Hiker Himalaya Treks & Expedition

Everest Base Camp with Chola Pass

Destination Nepal Activity Trekking in Nepal
Duration 18 days Group Size Min 1
Max Altitude (in meteres) 5,555 Difficulty Difficult
Accommodation

 

three-star hotel (twin sharing base).

during the treks teahouse.

 

Meals

Welcome, farewell dinner.

all meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner).

 

Everest Base Camp with Tshola Pass takes you across the wonderful Khumbu region and welcomes you to the grand experience of intermingling with the unique culture and rich traditions of the Sherpa Community. The Tshola Pass at the elevation of 5376 m, has mesmerizing views of the surrounding mountain range. 
Everest Base Camp with Tshola Pass trek begins in Lukla and then eventually proceeds to Namche Bazar after which the trail takes you to Gokyo and Gokyo Ri which is one of the biggest attractions. As the trail leads on, it crosses the Tshola Pass and then to Gorakhshep which ends up in Everest Base Camp; the second highlight of the trek. The trail then leads to Kala Patthar at the highest elevation on 5,545m and then gradually winds up at Namche Bazaar. 
The trail also passes through Gokyo and Gokyo Ri with the views of mountains being reflected on the lake. Views from Everest base camp and Kalapatthar are perhaps the highlight of the entire trek. From the Dudh Koshi flowing swiftly below to the lifestyle of the people living in Lukla and Namche Bazaar, the Everest Base Camp trek has it all. 
Outline Itinerary: 
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines:
Day 02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu:
Day 03: Fly to Lukla 2,820 m & trek to Phakding 2,640 m - 04 hrs:
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 05 hrs:
Day 05: Rest day at Namche Bazaar 
Day 06: Trek to Dole 4,110m - 06 hrs 
Day 07: Trek to Machherma 4,470m-04 hrs:
Day 08: Trek to Gokyo 4,800m -04 hrs: 
Day 09: Rest day at Gokyo, hike to Gokyo Ri 5,357m: 
Day 10: Gokyo to Thaknak 4,750m - 04 hrs:
Day 11: Cross Tsho-la 5,367m and trek to Dzongla 4,830 m -07 hrs:
Day 12: Trek to Lobuche 4,940 m - 05 hrs:
Day 13: Trek to Gorakshep 5,170 m and Everest Base Camp 5,364 m and return to Gorakshep - 06 hrs: 
Day 14: Hike to Kalapathar 5,545m trek to Pheriche 4,280m - 05 hrs:
Day 15: Trek to Namche Bazaar via Pangboche 3,900 m and Thyangboche:
Day 16: Trek back to Lukla - 07 hrs
Day 17: Fly back to Kathmandu: 
Day 18: International departure for homeward bound

 

Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines:

Everest Base Camp with Tshola Pass tour begins with your arrival at Kathmandu international airport terminal. You will be welcomed by our staff and be transferred to your respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu around the fascinating area of Thamel. After relaxing and having refreshments you will be briefed about the hotels, Nepali culture, and mostly about the trek to Everest Base Camp with Tsho-la pass. At night, you will be offered a warm welcome dinner in a typical Nepalese restaurant. After dinner, you may enjoy the folk cultural program and authentic Nepali cuisine.

Day 2
Sightseeing around Kathmandu:

In the morning, after breakfast, you can prepare your trekking gears and bags for the coming trek. You will be briefed about the trek by your guide who will also help you to plan and assist in making the packing list. After the preparation is done, you can go for sightseeing around the world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley. You can choose to visit the Courtyards of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar square. You may also visit Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, and Swoyambhunath. 

Day 3
Fly to Lukla 2,820 m & trek to Phakding 2,640 m - 04 hrs:

Early in the morning after breakfast, you will leave towards Lukla from the domestic flight. The flight is one of those that is unforgettable since the landmass below changes drastically from green to snow-covered white. After the 35-minute flight lands in Lukla, you will see views of Everest and other surrounding mountain range. You can then begin the trek towards Phakding. The trail heads downhill and then passes through several nice Sherpa traditional village. Overnight stay at Phakding village by the glacial river Dudh Kosi.

Day 4
Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 05 hrs:

After breakfast, you will begin your trek through the beautiful alpine woodland of pines and rhododendron trees. Throughout the trail, you will get the views of snowcapped peaks on the backdrop. After following a river upstream crossing several bridges you will enter the Sagarmatha National Park through Monjo. Sagarmatha national park is the national park situated at the highest elevation in Nepal. After crossing the last high bridge you will hike uphill and reach Namche Bazaar which is a lovely town-village. The specialty of Namche is perhaps the availability of modern facilities like Climbing/Trekking shops, Cyber Cafes, post office, ATM, etc which makes it easier for the trekker to communicate. One of the most dominant views is of the Kwangde peaks towards the south.

Day 5
Rest day at Namche Bazaar

This day has been set aside for acclimatization. Since there is a drastic change in the elevation, you might succumb to altitude sickness. Thus to avoid it, resting at Namche Bazaar is vital. On this day you can visit the nearest museum at Namche with information about the Khumbu region. The different culture, history, flora, and fauna of the Namche region will definitely keep you busy on this day. You can hike further up to see the views of the mountains like Ama-Dablam, Thamserku, Kangtenga, Kwangde, Khumbi-la along with the wonderful Mt. Everest and Lhotse towards North. Stay overnight at Namche. 

Day 6
Trek to Dole 4,110m - 06 hrs

On this day, you will take the trail towards Kyangima near Shanasa. Along the path, you might spot colorful Danphe pheasant (Impeyan Pheasant) which is the national bird of Nepal. If you are lucky enough you might even spot the elusive musk deer, Himalayan Thar (mountain goat) as well. The route then heads north with a slow climb to the ridge at Mong 3,973 meters. Eventually, you take a sharp descend and follow your way alongside Dudh Kosi at Phortse Thanghka. The walk then continues to an ascend through a patch of rhododendron forest. You will then enter a forest with juniper and conifers trees towards Tongba village at 3,950m and Gyele 3,960m. After reaching Dole you can spot the mesmeric views of Khumbila and Tawache 6,542m.

Day 7
Trek to Machherma 4,470m-04 hrs:

You will begin your day by following the trail towards Machherma. You will walk along the valley on a modern trail towards Lhabarma Kharka which sits at an elevation of 4325m. Eventually, you will head up to Luza and then cross a ridge from where you will see the views of Machherma. You can hike uphill for panoramic views of Mt. Cho Oyo and the Ngozumba glacier. 

Day 8
Trek to Gokyo 4,800m -04 hrs:

On this day, you will head towards the wonderful Gokyo Lake. On the trail, you will walk across Pangka at 4545m.  After the rocky climb, you will pass the first lake on the way and then the second lake. Then you will reach the third lake which is Dudh Pokhari. You will then stop at the bank of Gokyo which has a summer settlement. It offers a mesmerizing view of the emerald Gokyo Lake and the mountain ranges surrounding it. 

Day 9
Rest day at Gokyo, hike to Gokyo Ri 5,357m:

This is a rest day at Gokyo since your body will have been tired after the challenging long trek. Also, it is best to acclimatize your body against possible altitude sickness. You will hike your way up to the Gokyo Ri which is a sight that is not to be missed at all. From the Gokyo Ri, you will get mind-boggling views of Mt. Cho Oyo, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Cholatse, Gyachung, and more peaks that are considered the highest in the world. 

Day 10
Gokyo to Thaknak 4,750m - 04 hrs:

In the morning, after breakfast, you will head towards Thaknak, leaving behind the mesmerizing Gokyo. You will get closer to the Chugyuma/ Tsho-la pass which is close to the Nha Village. You will stay overnight at Thaknak. 

Day 11
Cross Tsho-la 5,367m and trek to Dzongla 4,830 m -07 hrs:

Early in the morning at dawn, you will begin your hike to Tsho-La pass. The trail takes a long ascend and leads to a rocky moraine. It is a challenging day since you will have to walk on the heavy snow and ice. Upon reaching the cross, you will pass through up-close views of Nirekha, Taboche, and Cholatse. After enjoying the views, you will then take a hard climb and then descend to Dzong-la which is a small valley. Stay overnight at Dzong-la. 

Day 12
Trek to Lobuche 4,940 m - 05 hrs:

From Dzongla you will set out towards Lobuche. The pleasant walk takes you to Thugla which is located midway from the Pheriche valley, Dingboche and Tshola pass. You need to stay overnight at Lobuche in order to reach Everest Base Camp the next day. 

Day 13
Trek to Gorakshep 5,170 m and Everest Base Camp 5,364 m and return to Gorakshep - 06 hrs:

Early in the mooring after breakfast, you can head towards Gorakhshep. The views of Mt. Pumori, Khumbutse and Mt. Everest, will be clearly visible ahead of you along the trail. After around 2 hours you will reach Gorakshep then walk on moraine and icy trails to reach the 4-5 nice lodges. After this, you will not find any lodge facilities in the trail ahead. Eventually, you will continue towards the moraine overlooking the Khumbu icefall and then head to Everest Base Camp. The incredible views of the Base Camp will certainly keep your enthusiasm high. After that, you will head back to Gorakhshep. 

Day 14
Hike to Kalapathar 5,545m trek to Pheriche 4,280m - 05 hrs:

After having the exquisite views of the mountain ranges from Everest Base Camp, you will set out to amplify the experience by hiking towards Kalapatthar. Kalapatthar which is the highest point of the adventure is a hilltop on a black rocky ridge of a hill. Kalapatthar stands at 5545 m and offers panoramic views of Ama Dablam, Mt. Cho Oyo, Cholatse, and Taboche in all the directions. After the awesome feeling of getting up-close to the mountains, you will head towards Gorakhshep and continue towards Pheriche valley. Pheriche is a temporary settlement with more than 20 lodges and teahouse. Stay overnight at lodge. 

Day 15
Trek to Namche Bazaar via Pangboche 3,900 m and Thyangboche:

On this day you will be heading towards Namche Bazar from Thyangboche. You will take a long and pleasant walk on the downhill trail to enter Thyangboche after Shomare. After that, you will pass Pangboche village with an hour climb towards Thyangboche. You will walk along tree lines and rich green vegetation and then hike downhill short steep climb near Namche. Eventually, you will reach Namche Bazaar. Here you can get all the facilities required for communication and refreshment. 

Day 16
Trek back to Lukla - 07 hrs

On this day, you will head back to Lukla from Monjo near Sagarmatha National Park exit. Along the path, you will be surrounded by the scenery as the mountains will eventually get distant to you. Eventually, after a short uphill climb, you will reach to Lukla where you will stop overnight. You can enjoy some local meal and drinks along with your Nepali friends. 

Day 17
Fly back to Kathmandu:

On this day, you will fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla as you bid farewell to the Khumbu region. The 35 minute Flight will take you across the snow-blanketed Himalayas from the Tenzing Hillary Airport and then eventually to the green hills of Kathmandu valley. You can take rest in the evening or can go for souvenir shopping around Thamel. You might even enter the pubs in the area to get a taste of the nightlife in Kathmandu. 

Day 18
International departure for homeward bound:

You will be bidding farewell to lovely Nepal after the wonderful Everest Base camp with Tshola Pass trek. You will be dropped off to the Tribhuvan International Airport by our staff. As you head home you will reminisce the pleasing time that you spent in the landscapes of Nepal. 

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up drop service
  • 3nights accommodation in Kathmandu on 2* 3* star hotel with breakfast (twin sharing base)
  • Welcome dinner in a famous Nepali restaurant with Nepali culture dance program
  • All permits such as a national park, Tims permit
  • teahouse recommendation during the treks( Twin sharing Base)
  • 3 times meals a day such as breakfast, lunch, dinner and  (3 times cup of tea) during the trekking 
  • Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu flight tickets including domestic airport tax
  • stuffs insurance,well paid salary,equipment,food &hotel etc...
  •  trekking map ( one  group one)if needed
  • certificate of achievement
  • first aid and trained English speaking and government-licensed holder  guide 
  • Porter during the treks (two pax one porter )
  • sleeping bag during the treks, if needed (to be returned after the trip completion

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • International airfare &nepali visafree 
  • lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • personal insurance & personal expenses(phone calls,internet,laundry,bar bills,battery recharge,extra porters,bottle or boiled water,hot shower,treks equipment, etc..)
  • tips for staffs( it is expected)
  •  cold &hard drinks

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