Everest Base Camp/Cho la Pass Trek

Trip Overview

It is a dream of many travelers to trek in the Everest region. But the Everest Base Camp- Cho la Pass trek is truly challenging and one must be well-prepared and have good stamina for it. Everest Base Camp- Cho la Pass (5330m) is a less trodden path in the Everest region but still holds its natural beauty. Anyone can do this trek unless he or she has gained some experience before though, it may prove to be a bit more strenuous for new trekkers. Crossing the high altitude Cho la pass and walk along the trail to Everest Base Camp is indeed an unforgettable and lifetime experience for every adventure enthusiast. While trekking, you will enjoy the best views of snow-covered mountains such as Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Pumori and many other peaks.

From Kathmandu, we take a regular flight to Lukla & follow the normal Everest trail passing through lush green forests, Sagarmatha National Park, many breathtaking landscapes, villages, Monasteries, delightful streams, and waterfalls. And ultimately, you will step at the base camp of the world’s highest mountain along with Kala Pattar excursion.

The best time to do Everest Base Camp- Cho la Pass trek is autumn and spring. During this season the weather is pleasant and the skies are clear. The temperature in the spring and autumn remains very cold, especially at the Everest base camp. The temperatures go approximately – 12-degree Celsius in the day. While during nights and mornings it may be approximately -26-degree Celsius. On the other hand, in monsoon (July-August) it is not possible to do  Everest Base Camp- Cho la Pass trek as it can be quite challenging.  But, if you choose this trek in winter you need to prepare well mentally and physically. Because crossing the Chola pass is the most difficult part of the trek especially in winter due to snow and strong wind. Sometimes in winter the Cho La pass trail remains closed due to the snow and in this situation, you can only explore the Everest Base Camp and Kala Pattar.

 

Trip Highlights

  • • Take a trip towards most scenic Everest trekking route to its base camp, visited by millions of trekkers to fulfill their lifetime dream.
  • • Put your footsteps into this thriving villages along the routes of Phakding, Namche and Pangboche, and enjoy the Sherpa hospitality.
  • • Visit Sir Edmund Hillary’s Hospital and the school he helped to build in 1966, according to community request.
  • • Look out for impressive views from Kala Patthar – 5,545m – Mt. Everest and its surrounding scenery.
  • • Enjoy stepping into one of the largest monasteries – Thyangboche – in the region that stands at the altitude of 3,867m.
  • • Enjoy the comfort back in Kathmandu, exploring its ancient city, with crowded and colourful markets, before making your final departure for home.

 

Best time

The best time to do Everest Base Camp/Cho la Pass Trek is from mid-October to the mid-December, and March to mid-May. During this time the weather is clear and pleasant. You will see the magnificent mountain views in the distance.

 

Physical preparation for your trip

Physical fitness always helps if you are undertaking any adventures trips to Nepal. Preparation for this trip consists of 4 to 6 hours of walking during the weekend in your free time, and an hour of aerobic activities during the weekdays, for at least six months prior to your departure. Walking should also take in steep grades, ascending and descending. Generally, these are suitable guidelines for all of our trips, except for any trip that goes above the altitude of 4500 metres and above. The fitter you are, the more enjoyable your trip will be!

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Quick Facts

  • Trip Duration: 22 days
  • Activities: Trekking
  • Trip Grading: Easy
  • Max Altitude: 5,545m
  • Best Time: mid-October to mid-May

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