EBC-Chola Pass Trekking Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival and transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu
upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, Our airport representative will greet you and transfer you to Hotel. The rest of the time is free, Last time shopping
Day 02: Kathmandu-Lukla 30min flight 2780m. Trek to Phakding 4hrs/8km/2,620 m.
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 03: Phakding-Namche Bazaar 5hrs/3,440 m.
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 04: 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 05: Namche trek to Tengboche 5hrs. 3,680 m.
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 06: Tengboche trek to Dingboche 5hrs./ 4,400 m.
Tengboche is the best place to view Mount Everest, Amadablam, and Thanserku in the back. Tengboche monastery is another attraction for tourists so GAT staffs take you there in the morning to participate in Puja and descend through the Rhododendron forest.
Day 07: Acclimatize day-De-Tour to Nangkartshang Peak 5050m/ 16,677 feet
Today is an acclimatization, Guide will lead you to go up Nangkartshang hill from where you can see the view of 180-degree mountain ranges including Makalu (8481 m) and Chhukung Valley. Gaining altitude-650m
Day 08: Dingboche Trek to Lobuche 6hrs/ 4,900 m.
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 steeply up to Lobuche. You visit Chorten, Mane stone, glacial moraine, and all the panoramic views of above eight thousand meters mountain.
Day 09: Lobuche-Gorakshep 3 to 4 hrs./ 5,110 m.
You are on the lap of the Himalayan range. Gorakshep is the initial base camp of Everest. Until the 1950's climber set their camp at this place. Optional hiked up to Everest base camp after lunch and back to lodge.
Day 10: Gorakshep trek to Kala patthar 2hrs. 5,545 m. and trek to Dzongla 4 hrs.
This is the most memorable day of your trek in your lifetime due to the Sunrise from Kala Patthar on Everest and its neighbors. Experience the Khumbu Ice falls and listen to the noise from the silence. Trek back to the lodge and down to Dzongla 4830m.
Day 11: Dzongla trek to Chola Pass (5,416 m)-Dragnag. 7hrs.
After early breakfast, we begin your trek through the ice-cold path to the top of the Chola Top 5,416 m. Surrounded by all Himalayas and see the glacier and long way descent to Dragnak.
Day 12: Dragnag trek to Gokyo Lake 4,700 m/ 4 hrs.
Trek down to the hill and cross the Ngozumba Glacier and meet the classical trail to Gokyo lake and keep walking for about one hrs and reach Gokyo lake.
Day 13: Climb Gokyo Ri and trek to Machhermo 3 hrs./4700m
This is an exploration day for your Goryo-Ri 5410m for the great view of the Himalaya from Makalu to Cho-Oyu (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 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 goats, Himalayan chicken, and Pheasant. On another side of your trek see the great view of Ama Dablam and Themserku Mountain. Passing Dole, Maha danda, and Khumjung and reach.
Day 16: Namche trek to Lukla 7hrs.
Trek through the Sherpa village beside the Dudh Koshi and visit the monastery and Mani wall arrived to Lukla for your final trek.
Day 17: 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 18: Final Departure
After having a healthy breakfast, we transfer to KTM International Airport for your onward flight.