EBC-Chola Pass Trekking Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival and transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu
upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, Our airport representative will meet you and coordinate transfer to Hotel. Rest of the time is free
Day 02: Kathmandu Guided Sightseeing tour
After breakfast we will start Kathmandu Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square- Pashupatinath Temple (the oldest and biggest Shiva Temple in South Asia), Buddhanath Stupa (the holy place for Tibetan Buddhism). Overnight hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Kathmandu-Lukla 30min flight 2780m. Trek to Phakding 4hrs.2620m.
Morning fly to Lukla and begins the trek through the Tamang and Sherpa village. Lukla is mostly inhabited by Sherpa tribes. The trail goes gradually flat to Phakding.
Day 04: Phakding-Namche Bazaar 5hrs.(3440m).
You are approaching to the Himalaya closely. Viewing all mountain and pine forest and following the yak take you to Namche Bazar. On the way you will have the first encounter of Mt. Everest, Amadablem, Themserku and many more.
Day 05: Rest day in Namche for acclimatization
Optional hike to (Everest view hotel in Syangboche) or Khumjung Monastery This monastery is famous for Yeti Skull, Everest view Hotel, Hillary School and its surroundings.
Day 06: Namche trek to Tengboche 5hrs. 3680m.
Trek begins very easily first part then trail goes downhill to Phunki Tanga on the river side. From here the Bouddhism was introduce into the Khumbu valley. Then ascend about 800m to Tengboche through the pine forest.
Day 07: Tengboche trek to Dingboche 5hrs. 4400m.
Tengboche is the best place to view Mount Everest, Amadablam and Thanserku in the back. Tengboche monastery is another attraction of the tourist so GAT staffs take you there in the morning to participate for Puja and descend through the Rhododendron forest.
Day 08: Dingboche Trek to Lobuche 6hrs 4900m.
As we are walking in high altitude area so we are trekking like a slog. When we cross the small river in Dhukla the path goes steep up to Lobuche. You visit Chorten, Mane stone and all panoramic view of above eight thousand meters mountain.
Day 09: Lobuche-Gorakshep 3/4hrs. 5110m.
You are on the lap of the Himalayan range. Gorakshep is the initial base camp of Everest. Until 1950s climber set their camp at this place. Optional hiked up to Everest base camp after the lunch and back to lodge.
Day 10: Gorakshep trek to Kala patthar 2hrs. 5545m. and trek to Dzongla 4hrs.
This is the memorable day of your trek in your life time due to the Sun rise from Kala patthar on the Everest and its neighbors. Experience the Khumbu Ice falls and listen the noise from the silent. Trek back to lodge and down to Dzongla 4830m.
Day 11: Dzongla trek to Chola Pass (5416m)-Dragnag. 7hrs.
After early breakfast we begins your trek through the ice-cold path to top of the Chola Top 5416m. Surrounded by all Himalaya and see the glacier and long way descent to Dragnak.
Day 12: Dragnag trek to Gokyo Lake 4700m. 4hrs.
Trek down to the hill and cross the Ngozumba Glacier and meet the classical trail to Gokyo lake and keep walking for an about one hrs and reach Gokyo lake.
Day 13: Exploration Gokyo lake trek to Machhermo 3 hrs.
This is a exploration day for your Goryo-Ri 5410m for the great view of Himalaya from Makalu to Cho-yuo (east to North range). It is a steep uphill to go Gokyo- Ri but pricy to reach the top. Back to Lodge and trek to Machhermo for 3 more hours.
Day 14: Machhermo trek to Namche Bazaar 7 hrs.
Today you are walking down through the pine and Rhododendron forest and you may encounter several Musk deer, Mountain goat, Himalayan chicken and Pheasant. In another side of you trek see the great view of Ama Dablam and Themserku Mountain. Passing Dole, Maha danda and Khumjung and reach
Day 15: Namche trek to Lukla 7hrs.
Trek through the Sherpa village beside the Dudh Koshi and visiting the monastery and Mani wall arrived to Lukla for your final trek.
Day 16: Flight back to Kathmandu.
Most of the flight leaves from Kathmandu- lukla- Kathmandu in the morning which is just half an hour. Arrivals and transfer to Hotel, Evening farewell dinner.
Day 17: Final Departure
After having healthy breakfast, we transfer to KTM International Airport for your on ward flight.