Everest Base Camp with Cho-La pass trek is a prodigious adventure trip of Nepal. You can either explore Cho-La pass before Everest Base Camp (clockwise direction) or trek to Everest Base Camp and then explore Cho-La pass (anti-clockwise direction).
Technically it is recommended for you to go anti-clockwise as Cho-La pass trail might remain close or you might not be able to pass it. In such a case, trekkers will at least be able to explore the Everest Base Camp. Here is everything about Everest Base Camp Cho-La pass trek Itinerary and highlights.
Why Everest Base Camp Cho-La Pass Trek?
Everest Base Camp is the most visited trekking trail in the world. The classic Everest Base Camp route follows the same way goes up to the base camp and back. But with Cho-La pass trek, it is a loop trail where you get to enjoy two different routes to and back to the base camp.
Everest Base camp along with Cho-La pass trek grants uncountable stunning views from the camp as well from the trails. The major attraction of this trail is Nogjumba glacier a crystal blue lake in the lap of Himalaya. Also, you can enjoy unique Sherpa culture and lifestyle, visit Namche Bazar and ancient monasteries.
Everest Base Camp Cho-La Pass Trek Rough Itinerary
Day 01: 30 to 40 scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2700 meters) by crossing the Tharo Koshi River
Day 02: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 meters) through Dudh Koshi River and Zamphuti viewpoint
Day 03: Acclimatize day in Namche (3440 meters) where you can witness the outstanding view of mountains such as Mt. Everest, Thamserku, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, etc. In Namche Bazaar spend time interacting with the fun-loving Sherpa people.
Day 04: Trek from Namche Bazzar to Phunkithanka and then ascend to Tengboche (3860 meters) which takes around 5 hours.
Day 05: Descend from Tengboche to Debuche and then up to Dingboche (4350 meters) crossing a suspension bridge on the Imja Khola which is a 5.30 hours walk.
Day 06: Trek from Dingboche along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier to Lobuche (4910 meters) which is also a 5 hours walk.
Day 07: Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5365 meters) then trek back to Gorak Shep (5180 meters) in about 8 hours trek.
Day 08: Trek up to Kalapattar (5545m) and trek back to Dzongla (4620m)
Day 09: Trek from Dzongla to Thangna (4650 m) on the flat stone path through arid valley and then ascend along Chola glacier, many more.
Day 10: Trek along glacier route from Thangna to Lake of Gokyo and finally at Gokyo (4750m)
Day 11: Rest day at Gokyo and enjoy the day around Ngozumba glacier, Nepal’s biggest glacier.
Day 12: Climb Gokyo Ri (5483m) from Gokyo for the view of the summits of and trek to Machhermo (4410m)
Day 13: Walk downhill to Phortse Tenga from Machhermo and then descend to Namche Bazaar (3440 m)
Day 14: Trek from Namche to Lukla through the forest of pine and Rhododendron.
Day 15: 30 mins Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
Everest Base Camp Cho-La pass trek adds thrill to already adventurous Everest Base Camp trek. The experience is fun and exciting than classic Base Camp trek. You will get to explore more of the Everest region in just a few more points while enjoying the view of Majestic Everest.
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