Chola-EBC TrekThe topography of this Himalayan Kingdom makes it the first choice for adventure tours. Mountain Everest, ( The Highest Mountain in the World is in Nepal), also Kanchenjunga ( The Third Highest Mountain in the World is also situated in Nepal).
KTM/Lukla/Namche/ Gokyo/ Chola Pass/ EBC/ Tangbouch/ Lukla/ Kathmandu
Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft) & trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft), 3-4 hrs.
Flight of around 40 minutes from Kathmandu to Lukla. We then walk to Phakding. Overnight Lodge
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft), 5-6 hrs.
We continue up the banks of the Dudh Kosi, crossing it twice by small suspension bridges before reaching the village of Monjo the entrance gate of the Sagarmatha National Park. After crossing Bhote-Koshi river, a gradual upwards walk takes us to Jorsalle village, the last village till Namche Bazaar, a Sherpa town. Overnight Lodge
Day 05: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar
We rest or hike about 2 hours upwards to the Everest view point to view the panoramic sceneries of the Himalayas( Eversest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam etc.) and return to Namche. If we like we can go upto the Sherpa villages of Khunde and Khumjung a short walk up from Everest view point and return to Namche. Overnight Lodge
Day 06: Trek to Dole (4200m/13,776ft), 5-6 hrs.
We follow on the gradual trail with few short up and downs overlooking magnificent view of the great giant snow peaks at Shanasa. Our trek ascents the left side to Mongla hill and continue down to Phortse Thanga. A few hours walk from Phortse Thanga through forest leads us to Dole for overnight. Lodge
Day 07: Trek to Machharmo (4470m/ 14,663ft), 4-5 hrs.
We climb the scenic ridge above the Dole and the trail continues to climb along the side of the valley high above the river. We can view the peaks such as Mt. Cho-Oyu (8153m/26741ft) and other peaks. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 08: Trek to Gokyo (4800m/15,744ft), 3-4 hrs.
We climb a very short gradual steep up to the ridge and enjoy the excellent views of Khangtega valley down the ridge and northern parts of the Cho-Oyu (8153m/26741ft). Our route descends to the river bank before beginning the climb up to the terminal moraine of the Ngazumpa glacier. Afterwards the trail levels out as it follows the valley past a second lake, known as Longponga at 4690m/15383ft. A short walk of an hour from the Longponga lake takes us to summer village of Gokyo. Overnight at Lodge
Day 09: Rest day at Gokyo
We go for enjoying early morning sunrise views of Himalayas, glaciers, hills, lakes and other scenic beauties to Gokyo Ri (5,330m/17,483ft). The rest of the day can be taken as a full leisure day and we can stroll around various lakes and glaciers at Gokyo. Overnight at Lodge
Day 10: Trek to Thaknak (4750m/15580ft), 2-3 hrs.
We cross the Ngazumpa glacier, the world’s longest glacier and head to Thaknak. Overnight at Lodge
Day 11: Trek to Cho-la Pass (5367m/17604ft) to Dzongla (4,850m/15908ft), 5-6 hrs.
Early in the morning we climb a gradual steep upwards and descend down below Cho-la pass. We then carefully climb the steep rocky parts to reach the top of the Cho-la pass and enjoy the sceneries of mountains from there. We descend from the pass to Dzongla. Overnight Lodge
Day 12: Trek to Lobuche (4910m), 4-5 hrs.
We make a short descend and continue our trek straight along the moraine of the glacier, with views of Kalapathar and Pumori. We reach Lobuche after crossing the morine. Overnight at Lodge
Day 13: Trek to Gorakshep (5140m) and hike to Everest Base Camp (5,357m/17,575ft) 6-7 hrs.
A short trek along the slight steep upwards above the Khumbu glacier leads us to Gorakshep by noon. We leave our heavy bag packs at lodge and hike to Everest base camp and return to Gorakshep. Overnight at Lodge
Day 14: Hike to Kalapathar (5,550m/18,204ft) and trek to Dingboche (4,358m/14,295 ft), 7-8 hrs.
We climb early in the morning to the top the famous viewpoint Kalapatthar, a black rocky hill. The climb is somewhat difficult due to steepiness. From the top, we enjoy the close-up views of the Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Nuptse and views of other mountains and Everest base camp. We descend down to Gorakshep to pick our goods and continue descend to Dingboche. Overnight at Lodge
Day 15: Trek to Tyangboche (3,867m/12684ft), 4-5 hrs.
We continue to descend journey along the valley of Imja tse river. From Pangbache, our journey descends through forest and cross Imja river. A short ascent from river leads to Tyangbache. Overnight at Lodge
Day 16: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft), 3-4 hrs.
After a short descend, we arrive Namche before lunch. The rest of the leisure day can be used for taking showers & shopping for souvenirs Overnight at Lodge
Day 17: Trek to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft), 7-8 hrs. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 18: Fly back to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Flight back to Kathmandu, transfer to hotel, rest of time leisure.
Day 19: Kathmandu valley sightseeing:
With city guide, we visit the various cultural, religious and world heritage sites of the Kathmandu valley.
Day 20: Departure from Kathmandu to own destination.
Tour & Trekking ends …………….