Trip Overview

Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Chola Pass (5420 m) is one of the most rewarding, satisfying, and exciting trek not only among those in Nepal but the world. Besides being adventurous and thrilling, the Everest Base Camp Trek offers adequate opportunity to explore the local Sherpa Culture, diverse ecosystem in the Sagarmatha National Park, and immerse yourself in the serene and tranquil environment of the Khumbu Valley. 

Max. Altitude 5420 m
Trip Grade Moderate- Hard
Best Seasons Spring/Autumn
Group Size 1+ Person

Trip Itinerary

DAY
  • 1
    Arrival In Kathmandu, Transfer To The Hotel

    Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, one of the 8K Expedition team representatives will be waiting for you at the airport. As soon as you complete your Nepal Entry Visa obtaining procedure, we will have a meet and greet and you will be transferred to the hotel (3-star to 5-star as per request) where you can rest and relax for the day.

    Altitude 1350 m
    Meals N/A
    Accommodation 3-5 Star Hotel
  • 2
    Official Formalities And Shopping

    On the second day, we will fulfill all our official procedures including necessary documentation, obtain permits, and other formalities needed for our expedition. We will start our preparation for our trek. We will now pack our bags, do some necessary shopping, re-check everything that we need (Especially medicines and essentials). Briefings will be made about each and every aspect of the trek and trip duration, accommodation, facilities at the base camp and during the trek. It is also an opportunity for you to communicate and introduce yourself to your fellow trekkers and teammates.

    Altitude 1400 m
    Meals Breakfast
    Accommodation 3-5 Star Hotel
  • 3
    Fly To Lukla & Commence Trek To Phakding

    Early in the morning, after an amazing breakfast, we will take a thrilling flight to Lukla Airport. The flight gives you a bird’s eye view of the valleys, rivers, hills, and gradually mountain ranges. Even though the flight is only for half an hour, it does not fail to mesmerize you now and then. As we land at Lukla Airport, which is already exciting, we start our trek to Phakding, our destination for the day. After obtaining the permit for the region, we will slowly move through the settlements on a mixed trail of dirt, stone pathways, and some rocky sections at times. This is an easy start so make sure to enjoy all the greeneries, floras, and faunas as you walk. The trail takes you over several suspension bridges and along the Dudh Koshi river. Enjoy the rest of the day at Phakding.

    Altitude 2840 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Lodge
  • 4
    Trek To Namche Bazaar

    After Phakding, we move towards another beautiful destination, Namche Bazaar, which is the commercial point of the Khumbu region. Passing through the dense luscious forests of pine, juniper, Rhododendron, looking out for animals in the Sagarmatha National Park, climbing the stairs, enjoying the rages of rivers at some points, and mostly walking uphills are the major activities of the day’s trek. This trek will be long and tiring as we start gaining significant elevation. As we reach Namche, we rest at our hotel and enjoy our dinner. The next day, we will go around the village area and experience some local sherpa culture. 

    Altitude 3440 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Lodge
  • 5
    Rest And Acclimatization
    Altitude 3440 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Lodge
  • 6
    Trek To Dhole
    Altitude 4200 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Lodge
  • 7
    Trek To Machhermo
    Altitude 4470 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Lodge
  • 8
    Trek To Gokyo Lake
    Altitude 5000 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Lodge
  • 9
    Explore Gokyo Lake Or Climb Gokyo Ri
    Altitude 5000 m
    Meals Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner
    Accommodation Lodge
  • 10
    Trek To Thangnag
    Altitude 4750 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Lodge
  • 11
    Trek To Dzongla Via Chola Pass
    Altitude 4830 m
    Meals Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner
    Accommodation Lodge
  • 12
    Trek To Lobuche
    Altitude 4910 m
    Meals Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner
    Accommodation Lodge
  • 13
    Trek To Gorekshep(5140), Hike To EBC(5364)
    Altitude 5364 m
    Meals Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner
    Accommodation Lodge
  • 14
    Hike To Kalapathar(5545) And Trek Down To Dingboche(4410)
    Altitude 4410 m
    Meals Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner
    Accommodation Lodge
  • 15
    Trek Down To Namche Bazaar
    Altitude 3440 m
    Meals Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner
    Accommodation Lodge
  • 16
    Trek Down To Lukla
    Altitude 2840 m
    Meals Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner
    Accommodation Lodge
  • 17
    Fly Back To Kathmandu

    On the 17th day of our journey, we will take the short flight back to Kathmandu collecting and preserving our memories of the Himalayas. In Kathmandu, you can relax in Thamel, a popular street for tourists where you can get anything you want. You may do some shopping, eat in a nice restaurant, get some spa, do some laundry and many other things. There are also many different attractions in Kathmandu including but not limited to Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath Stupa, Basantapur, Bhaktapur, Patan, and so on. You may go on sightseeing around these areas with one of our city guides. 

    Altitude 1350 m
    Meals Breakfast
    Accommodation 3-5 Star Hotel
  • 18
    Final Departure

    Our journey of Trek to Everest Base Camp ends on this day. With so many beautiful memories together, we gratefully and delightedly bid you farewell and good luck for your flight back home. One of our representatives from 8K expeditions will drop you off at TIA 3 hours prior to your scheduled flight.

    Altitude 1400 m
    Meals Breakfast
    Accommodation Flight
EBC Via Gokyo Chola Pass (Route A)

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Includes

 

  • International & Domestic Airport pick up and drop off  
  • 2-nights hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast twin/double bed sharing room
  • Welcome dinner in Typical Nepali Restaurant in Kathmandu
  • Both-ways domestic flights (KTM – Lukla – KTM) with airport tax
  • Necessary land/air transportations for our involved trekking staffs 
  • Permit: All the necessary permits required for EBC trekking
  • Hotel/Lodge accommodation during the trekking
  • 1-night camping accommodation at EBC (Applicable for April and May only)
  • 3 Meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) with Tea/Coffee during the trek
  • 1 Certified Trekking Guide 
  • Porters: Necessary porters (2 Members: 1 Porter)
  • Insurance for all the involved Nepalese Staffs
  • 8k Duffle bag (if required)
  • Everest Base Camp Trekking Map
  • First Aid Medical Kit 
  • Company Service Charge and Government Taxes

Excludes

  • International flights 
  • Bank/wire transfer fees (if applicable)
  • Travel and Emergency Medical Rescue Insurance
  • Lunch and Dinner during your Hotel stay in Kathmandu 
  • Personal Trekking and Climbing Gears
  • Phone calls, internet, battery recharge, laundry, hot/mineral water, alcoholic beverages, bottles and canned beverages, specialty coffee or espresso drinks etc.
  • Tips for your Guide and Porters 
  • Any other service not mentioned in the service includes

 

Departures

Trip Notes

Please do remember these things.

 

Climbers are advised to prepare and train their bodies and mind in a perfect way to adapt to the remoteness, high altitude, and distance from the families. It is also advised to carry lesser amounts of valuable belongings. Also, pack in some cotton clothes for your stay in Kathmandu while some warm ones for the Himalayas. Always keep a copy of your passport and photos with you. 

 

Trekking and mountain climbing in the Everest Region are highly dependent on weather conditions. We try to schedule our trips at the most favorable time but in case of extreme scenarios, domestic flights to Lukla may be delayed or canceled. In cases as such, we would like to notify you that except for the total number of days in the itinerary section, expenses of other extra days shall be borne by the client himself/herself. However, 8K Expeditions will make necessary arrangements for the accommodation of porters and guides. If you wish to make alternative arrangements such as a helicopter flight to avoid flight delays, we can arrange it at a nominal extra charge. 

 

Also, 8K Expeditions shall not be liable for any compensation for losses due to missed International Flights but we will surely help to make necessary arrangements to minimize your loss. To avoid missing flights, we suggest keeping some flexible time frames before trip departure and after trip departure. 

 

Also be notified that as we will be traveling in remote areas with extreme climatic conditions and geography where trails can be distorted at times, we might need to adjust our itineraries as required.  But we assure you that the quality of service shall not be compromised at any cost.

 

Thank you for joining us on our Expedition and Trekkings!!

 

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