About Trip

Everest Base Camp Chola Pass Trek is an amalgamation of all the attractions of Everest region has to offer. Just knit together the Everest Base Camp Trekking and Gokyo Valley Trekking along with Chola Pass crossing; the journey is ready for trekkers to relish. As trekkers traverse the route to foothill of world’s tallest mountain Mt. Everest they will be able to witness Himalayan lifestyle of Sherpa people, moraines, glaciers, forests, monasteries, Chortens and lakes. This is the epitome of wilderness adventure trekking route in Nepal blessed with splendid blue turquoise lake valley and daunting high altitude pass.

Everest Base Camp Chola Pass Trek starts from the clamor and heritage excursion of Kathmandu Valley. The clamor which you experience at capital city is completely different from the cool tranquil atmosphere of Khumbu. Pristine wilderness and serenity which trekkers can enjoy in quaint Himalayas really contrive to form remarkable journey. Scenic flight to Lukla acts as gateway of amazing Khumbu region. As trekkers ascend higher along the Dudhkoshi River they enter the Sagarmatha National Park which is also one of the UNESCO WORLD Heritage site. Similar to other normal trekking routes of Everest region the acclimatization rest in Namche is taken place before heading to serene valley of Gokyo. Savor enchanted panoramic mountain vistas from top of Gokyo Ri. Mt. Pumori, Choyou, Everest, Makalu, Cholatse, Tabuche, Amdablam, Nuptse, Lhotse and others will definitely make you engrossed. While crossing the snow covered high pass of Chola Pass (5420 m) mini mountaineering experience would definitely imparts everlasting adventure spice in your drab routine life. Moments spent at legendary Everest Base Camp (5364 m) is another milestone moment of this marvelous Everest region trekking.

Sublime Trails allows trekkers to express themselves. Our trekking crew members are highly informative and always pave way for trekkers to explore with fun. The trip is highly rigorous yet it would be enchanting experience and rewarding events regardless of tiresome activities. Splendid blue turquoise lake and surrounding Himalayas will definitely soothe your soul for mesmerizing Himalayan holiday moments.

Here is Everest Base Camp Trek FAQs that you might find helpful. 

Trip Highlights

  • Marvelous High Altitude Pass
  • Everest Base Camp
  • Sunrise from Kalapathar (5545 m)
  • Moraines and Glaciers
  • Gorgeous glacial blue turquoise lake
  • Sherpa Community Villages
  • Over 30 different mountains vistas
  • World’s most Extreme Airport
  • Monasteries & Gompas
  • Suspension Bridges

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport (1345meters)
  • Day 02: Flight to Lukla (2804meters) then a few hours treks to Phakding (2610meters)
  • Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazar (3441meters) which is 6 hours approximately
  • Day 04: Taking rest at Namche Bazar for acclimatization
  • Day 05: Trek to Dole
  • Day 06: Trek to Gokyo Lake
  • Day 07: Early Morning Hike of Gokyo Ri, Trek to Fifth Lake as part of second acclimatization
  • Day 08: Trek to Thaknak (4650m) via Gokyo village which takes about 6-7 hours.
  • Day 09: Trek from Thaknak to Cho-la Pass (5, 367m.) - Lobuche (4,950m.) 8-9 hours trek.
  • Day 10: This is the day we have all been waiting for as we reach to our destination Everest Base Camp (5365meters). Then we had back to Gorak Shep (5180meters) 8 hours of journey approx.
  • Day 11: Hiking starts as we gear up for Kala Patthar (5555meters) with the first glimpse of sunrise and trek down to Periche (4200meters) 7 hours of journey.
  • Day 12: Now our sublime trail heads back to the place where it all started that is Namche Bazar that takes 5:30 hours.
  • Day 13: After some good rest, we trek to Lukla airport (2804meters) 6 hours.
  • Day 14: We are now quite to the end of our trail as we head back to Kathmandu with the morning flight and travelers gets to enjoy farewell dinner in the evening.
  • Day 15: Guides you for your final flight departure home or may be your next destination.
Detail Itinerary

What’s Included

  • All the airport pick up and Drove
  • Kathmandu hotel for 3 nights around 3 star category.
  • Lodge accommodation,Breakfast , lunch and dinner during the trekking in Himalaya .
  • Flight fare from Kathmandu to lukla and return to Kathmandu.
  • Well experienced guide, and porter for the trekking .
  • National park entrance fees,Tims card fee .
  • Necessary Paper work with government of Nepal and Tax department.
  • All the Necessary insurance for the sublime crews.
  • All the Necessary Bus,car and jeep Service for the trip.
  • One Day Kathmandu sightseeing with private Car and experience tour guide
  • Sleeping bag down jacket, which should be refund to the company after trip completion.
  • Salary, foods and accommodation for sublime crews.
  • Emergency evacuation assistance service but the Helicopter or necessary transport and Hospital cost should be paid by clients them shelf or insurance company.

What’s Excluded

  • Any meals other than breakfast in Kathmandu.
  • Rescue & travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, evacuation, loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal effects. We strongly advise you to take out personal travel insurance.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Items of a personal nature.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, cold drinks, bottle or boiled water, hot shower etc)
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks and Drinking water during the trip .
  • All the chocolate and dessert items and sweet items .
  • Your Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Tipping for the sublime crews .

Note:

Hotel and Accommodation on Everest Trekking:

We provide hotels according to your request and travel plan in Kathmandu. There are numerous choices of hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to luxury five stars. Our Everest Trek standard package includes 3 stars or similar hotel’s accommodation in Kathmandu. The accommodation in Trekking trail is teahouse or lodges.

Transports used on Everest Trekking:

We provide private vehicles (car/bus/jeep) for airport transfers and for sightseeing in Kathmandu. Another transportation we will use is flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and vice versa..

Electricity and battery charges on trek:

During Everest Trekking there is no problem with the electricity. You can recharge your electric appliances like camera and mobile phones which you have to pay some amount. It depends upon teahouses and some lodges they don’t charge for electricity or battery. It is advised to take spare batteries and power bank as well.

Meals and drinks on Everest Trekking:

During trekking you will be given meals as described in itinerary. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided. Normal water is free but we request you to carry water purification pills. You can buy bottled water and boiled water in various teahouses or lodges as well.

Luggage/Bag pack on Everest Trekking:

Your luggage will be carried by porters and you can simply carry your back pack. In it you can keep water bottles, camera, jackets, medicines, cream etc. Small trek bag is best for such high altitude trekking. You can deposit your valuables or unnecessary luggage in Kathmandu as well. Domestic carrier allow 15 kg including hand bag and if found overweight then you will have to pay extras.

Guide/Porter on trek:

Trained and government license holder trekking guide will be provided who will handle all the logistics and arrangement of trekking trip. Porter will carry bags of two trekkers and if the group is more than 10 persons then Sherpa or additional guide will be provided.

Group Size, guide and crew member:

Sublime Trails organizes Everest trekking starting from 1 up to 30 pax at once. However, every 10 persons you will be provided a guide. You all will stay in one teahouse but the crew members might be different. 1:10 for guide and 1:2 for porter is used.

Join a fixed date group trek or private departure:

We have Everest Trekking package available for both fixed departures date as well as private trekking. If you wish to join the group in our fixed departures then check the dates stated in our website or email us for the dates. You can choose any date for your trekking and we can arrange for momentous trekking in Everest region.

Personal expenses on trek:

Personal expenses are at your own hand. Normally Kathmandu is cheaper in comparison to trekking regions. You can buy alcohols, daily goods and meals in Kathmandu. There are many shops, eateries and bars where you can choose and spend some money. If you drink alcohol and wants to do hot shower bath in trekking trails then it would be costly. About 10-15% of your trip cost should be allocated for crew members’ tips. In an average you can enjoy the stay in Nepal at just about 15-25 $ per day luxuriously.

A typical day on trek:

Morning: Packing of bags and Breakfast

After 4 hours of walking we stop for Lunch

Short Afternoon walk takes us to destination for afternoon tea

Explore around the place

Dinner

Our meeting in Kathmandu:

Once your trip is confirmed you will have to email us your flight details. Our airport representatives will be at airport with the placard “Sublime Trails” or your own name.

Itinerary and changes on it:

Once the trip plans are confirmed you can’t change the plans. However, you can request for any changes like you want to take trekking only instead of Kathmandu plus Trekking. We are very flexible trekking agency and also we are highly customer oriented. We will be happy to customize your trip.

Trekking guide will analyze the situation during the trekking. Trekkers are requested to heed the instructions of guide. Analyzing the conditions of trail and weather as well as availability of accommodation guides might suggest alternative plans or programs. we have 16day itinerary for the Everest Trekking that includes your arrival and

Insurance/Rescue/Evacuation:

In case of accidents, sickness and casualty we will transfer you immediately to nearest health facilities. It is highly recommended that you come for trekking in Nepal with genuine travel insurance which covers your helicopter rescue as well.

Trip Extensions:

If you would like to add more days or extend the trip after trekking then we can arrange for your trip of places inside Nepal as well as beyond (Tibet and Bhutan).

Booking and payment:

20% advance payment is required in order to guarantee your booking. The advance payment is non refundable. You should send us passport copy and flight details. You can pay to us through bank transfer, credit card or any modes of payment suitable for you you then we will forward the detail for payment.

Flight Delay in Kathmandu and Lukla:

Flight is the only option for transportation to Lukla. In case of flight delay due to weather conditions flights might be cancelled. We have kept one spare day in our itinerary as well considering the unpredictable nature of Lukla weather. If the flight is delayed for two days then helicopter charter will be used. You will have to pay for this extra service to our office directly either by card or cash. The average amount extras depend upon the number of pax ranging from 500 $ to 3500 $