Everest and Cho La Pass Trek

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Cho la pass trekking via Everest Base Camp perfect for challenging trekkers, who want to experience more than just Everest base camp and feel the Himalayas more deeper.

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Everest and Cho La Pass Trek

Everyone knows about Everest Base Camp, but knowing the better route and more interesting places and organising the itinerary with give you better opportunity to experience your adventure holidays, thats would be ideal.  Gokyo chola pass and base camp together is called Round trek which cover many other places Khumbu area and give you more stunning view of himalayans peaks, glaciers and lakes. Regular Everest base camp is great from nay just to tick the do list in life or as a achievements, but if you really keen to experience this trek then adding Gokyo Ri is very intresting.

Cho la pass trekking via Everest Base Camp is perfect for those who want to challenging adventures in Himalaya and wish to do the trek differently than normal trekkers. This trek is known as Everest circuit/circle trekking suitable for those who want see the close view of world’s highest peak Mount Everest, reaching at the base camp of Mount Everest, Kala Pattar and as same time summit the famous high pass trail in Everest. After Everest base camp and KalaPatthar hiking your next destination is to go Gokyo Lakes/Gokyo Valley crossing over the Cho La Pass ( which is very bonus for its steep ascent), it is a bit challenging trek but wonderful journey in Everest, you get opportunity to summit the Cho La pass (5368m), discover Gokyo Lakes and climb the Gokyo Ri/Peak (5357m) to see the beautiful mountain views including Mount Everest from the top.

This trek also starts from famous Lukla airport, as all the Everest trek start from there . Namaste Nomad lead trekking guide fly with you to Lukla from Kathmandu and meet our rest Porters/Sherpa in Lukla to carry your luggage. Please go through the itinerary for details. Then we proceeded to our trek to high pass Everest base camp Round trek. For more day by day details, click the itinerary details.

Namaste Nomad organise yearly group trip to Everest base camp and Gokyo Lake trek from Ireland. Namaste Nomad provide very reasonable cost for this trip than any other company in Ireland. Good service and safety is our Moto and same time eco friendly and completely looking after clients wellbeing all the time. Namaste Nomad also have own office and team in Nepal who run independent trekking and tours from Nepal. If you are single, couple, family or just groups of friends you are all welcome. We can customise the trek and the cost according to your need.

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu

After your arrival in Kathmandu airport our representative will transfer to you Hotel by private vehicle. After Check-in hotel refreshing few minutes and we will give short briefing about the trip and request to pay the due balance of the trip.

Day 2: Kathmandu View

After breakfast, the tour guide will come to your hotel to take you for full day sightseeing tours in historical monuments places swayambhunath known as monkey temple, Kathmandu durbar square and Patan durbar square then drive back to Hotel.

Day 3: Mountain Flight to lukla (2860 m) 45 min & Trek to Phakding (2610m)

After breakfast, the tour guide will come to your hotel to take you for full day sightseeing tours in historical monuments places swayambhunath known as monkey temple, Kathmandu durbar square and Patan durbar square then drive back to Hotel.

Day 4: Phakding trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)

After breakfast we walking through a beautiful pine forest, the track leads us along the Dudh Koshi River through many suspension bridges, one of which is the famous Hillary Suspension Bridge. First, we catch wonderful prospect of the glistening Mt. Thamserku (6618 m). we come to the check post and entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. After a final steep ascent of about one hour we get first sight fist of at Mt. Everest, over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge, take break and enjoy the view often along the route, no hurry. Namche Bazaar, a gateway to Mt. Everest and main trading centre of this region.  River side hotel.

Day 5: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar (3440m)

Today is the day for acclimatization. However, we do not spend worth less at the lodge. It is highly suggested to climb up and stay overnight at low altitude so our body can adjust the high altitude climate. In the morning visit nearby attraction; Sherpa Culture Museum and Everest photo Gallery, this is just 15-minute walking distance from Namche Bazaar. From the museum you can have the spectacular picturesque Mountain View and take some photographs. Then start trekking to Everest view hotel passing through Syangboche Airport (3700m), which is situated at the highest altitude, takes about 2 hours. We climb further to reach Mt. Everest View Hotel for great panoramic views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Tawache, Kusum Kangkaru, Thamserku, Kongde and many more. We can have a tea with the view there.

Day 6: Namche bazaar trek to Tengboche (3867m)

Today after breakfast we ascend out of the village and follow a high, fairly level path above the  river Dudh Kosi enjoying spectacular mountain views of Everest, Nuptse and Lhotse as we go. We pass the various ‘shops’ set up by Tibetans selling trinkets and then descend through forest of blue pine to cross the Dudh Kosi again at Phunki (3250m). Today we spend night at Thyangboche village ,the spectacularly sited Thyangboche Monastery(3867m) from where there are brilliant views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse Ama Dablam and Taboche to the north and northeast, Thamserku and Kantega to the southeast and Kwangde to the southwest. Night at family tea house.

Day 7: Tengboche trek to Dingboche (4410m)

After breakfast we start our trekking with descending through Rhododendron forest to the Imja Khola and we walk exciting bridge on the Imja Khola and walk passing by a long Mani stone wall to enter the village of Pangboche. Our route continues through through rivers, valley ,pine forest  to Dingboche. Overnight at family tea house.

Day 8: Dingboche trek to Lobuche (4910m)

After breakfast our walking bringing us to Dusa from where we descend to a stream at 4580m. Immediately above we reach the teahouse of Dughla and continue to a ridge, which has several memorials to Sherpa and climbers killed on expeditions to Everest we will take a minute and pray for their depart soul. Continue along the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier, with views of Kala Pattar and Pumori to reach Lobuche at 4930m. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge Labuche pretty damp and cold village most of the time so prepare with good clothing before arrive.

Day 9: Lobuche trek to Gorak Shep (5140m) then visit Everest Base, Camp (5364m)

Today bit challenging, long and hard day so we leave early morning at 4am we start walking through the Khumbu Glacier to Gorakshep (5,180m)- About 3 hrs walk. We take 1hour break for our breakfast before start our summit hike. The trail winds up and down through fascinating ice to the area known as Everest Base Camp, where in spring, we might see some of the expedition teams as they prepare to climb the mountain. From the Base Camp we get fantastic close up views of the Khumbu Ice Fall and we can appreciate just how difficult it is to negotiate a route through the huge blocks of ice. We only spend 40 minutes here maximum, do short meditation and greet each other and take deep breath with sense of fulfillment of your dream. Then trek back to Gorakshep. Get ready for tomorrow as we wake up early in the morning for sunrise views from Kala Patthar.

Day 10: Hike up to Kala Pattar (5545m) for sunrise, descend to Gorak Shep & Dzongla (4830m)

Today is the toughest day for us of entire trekking. We wake up at 4am in the morning and start hike to Kalapathar for spectacular sunrise view and massif of mountains. It will take 2-3 hours to reach to Kala Patthar from Gorakshep. A long but truly an exciting and adventurous hiking will finally land us in Kala Patthar & explore majestic views of mountains such as Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Pumori (7161m), Lola peak, Khumbutse peak (6640m), Baruche (7129m), Nuptse (7861m), Ama Dablam (6856m), Kangtega (6685m), Thamserku (6608m), Lhotse (8516) and it’s range, and last one on the far right hand corner is the Tibetan ranges. We will enjoy the panoramic views of Himalayas and capture the moments in our cameras. This moment is one of the unforgettable alive memories for the rest of our lifetime. Remember you might feel very cold and lack of oxygen, water bottle might get frozen, mobile and camera might not work. Do not forget to get thick warm clothes and protective equipment such warm cap and gloves. We don’t stay at Kala Patthar for long as it is freezing weather. We spend about half an hour and capture all the memories in our camera as photo and video then descend back to Gorek Shep, breakfast and then trek to Dzongla via Lobuche We can enjoy the magnificent views of Thamserku, Ama Dablam and Kangtega on the way ahead. We will serve hot tea and popcorn at the top for giving you some energy and sense of satification.

Day 11: Hike up to Cho La pass (5368m) and trek down to Thangna (4700m)

This day at first we walk on the flagstone path for some time passing through arid valley. Then we ascend in the steep path to Chola pass in the icy trails along Chola glacier. After we reach Chola pass we descend down on another side through the stony path until we reach Phedi. From there we climb down up to Thangna. It is a small village with few lodges and tea shops. You can catch a glimpse of Machhermo peak and some others.

Day 12:Thangna to Gokyo Lake (4750m)

We walk along the glacier route until we reach first Lake of Gokyo. The trek is easier over flat path following Dudh Koshi River up to Gokyo. It is a windy valley and situated near the third lake. At Gokyo you are stunned by the natural beauty of Dudh Pokhari Lake.

Day 13: Trek to Gokyo lake (4750 m) and explore to Gokyo Ri (5357m)

An early start this morning for the ascent of Gokyo Ri (5360m), a small peak above Gokyo village. where from the Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt Cho Oyu (8,153m), Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu and other peaks are visible. As we climb the views become even more fantastic and from the top we can see four of the seven highest peaks in the Nepal Himalaya:  We return to Gokyo for lunch. After Lunch we will expolre the lake.

Day 14: Gokyo Lake trek to Dole (4090m)

The way from Gokyo to dole is an easy downhill walk along the Dudh Koshi River that emerges out of the Ngozumpa Glacier. Passing by the second and then the first Gokyo Lakes, we come to a small gushing stream over an iron bridge. We see the hamlet of Phangka ahead. Cholatse and Taboche peaks rear up on the right of us. The trail descends below Phangka, and across a level terrace on the slope to climb a rib on the far side of the hill side. Upon reaching the Chorten at the edge, we see great views of Thamserku , Cho Oyu, and Kangtega. Night stay in Dole.

Day 15: Dole trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)

After breakfast trek from Dole to Monjo village, this will take approximately 6 hours. From Dole the trail drops sharply down to the Dudh Kosi River after long walk reach to Phortse Thangka. We ascend steep up to Mongla Hill (3973m) for about one and half hour. From Mongla Hill offers you the excellent views of Aama Dablam, Thamserku, Kusum Kangkaru, Kongde Ri and Tawache peak. At Mongla Hill enjoy the leisurely lunch exploring the panoramic mountain views. Descent to the Sanasa and retrek  to Namche bazaar.

Day 16: Namche Bazzar trek to Lukla (2840m)

Finally we return to Lukla where the trek began, which will seem like a lifetime ago. Back to full civilization with coffee shops and pubs with pizza.  We also take you to explore the town.

Day 17: Fly back Lukla to Kathmandu (1310m) 35 min flight

Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu will take 45 minutes of amazing scenic mountain flight lands you in the domestic terminal of the airport. Up on arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel and in the afternoon hot shower, best food, and maybe massages.

Day 18: Sightseeing to Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Bhaktapur

(This tour is optional, you can chose what you like to do today in many activities around Kathmandu) After breakfast, tour guide will take to you for full day sightseeing in historical monuments sightseeing places including Boudhanath (biggest Buddhist stupa), Pashupatinath temple (A biggest Hindu temple) & Bhaktapur durbar square then drive back to Hotel.

Day 19: Relax day in Kathmandu

Today, you have leisure day for relax or shopping in Kathmandu so you can do your own activities by yourself or consult with company to arrange extra activities.

Day 20: Depart Kathmandu

After breakfast, it’s time to say good bye or lets plan another trip to another destination of Himalayas.

Price Includes
  • Airport pick up and airport drop by private transportation
  • Twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Historical monuments cities sightseeing with tour guide
  • Sightseeing transportation by Non A/C comfortable vehicle
  • Sightseeing entrance fees for historical cities sightseeing
  • Kathmandu hotel to airport and airport to hotel transportation by car/van/bus depend on group size
  • Kathmandu to Lukla, Lukla to Kathmandu air tickets and airport taxes for guest and staff (Guide)
  • Twin sharing trekking accommodation in normal Trekkers lodge / Teahouse
  • Three time meal a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking
  • Desert /fruit after having diner as company provide
  • Government license holder trekking guide /leader for the team
  • One porter from Lukla who will carry your luggage during the trekking (Two person get one porter)
  • Everest / Sagarmatha National park entry fee
  • Trekker’s Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • Insurance for Nepalese staff (Trekking guide and Porters)
  • Nepal Government tax and Office service charge
Price Excludes
  • Lunch and Dinner during the stay in Kathmandu
  • International air tickets and airport taxes
  • Nepal entry visa fee US$ 25 (duration 15 days ) and US$ 40 (duration 30 days )
  • Personal trekking equipment s and Clothing
  • Wire Transfer charge or Credit card service charge as company rule
  • Alcoholic beverages, laundry, Telephone calls and all type of hot drinks
  • Soft drinks such as cola,Beers mineral water etc
  • Personal nature expenses and Tipping (Tips)
  • High risk medical / travel insurance
  • Hot Water, Hot shower, internet and Battery charge fees
  • Emergency rescue evacuation (if needed)
  • Any other things not mentioned

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Did the errigal sunrise hike. We didnt see the sun because of the mist and the Rain, but is was still a very beautiful trip to the top. Had a great guide (Malachy thanks again) and the trip was well organized by Mohan.

Tim Sterken

Errigal sunrise hike

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A truly enjoyable hiking trip through the Pico mountains in North Spain with Mohan,our experienced guide. The trip was well organised and food and accommodation of unexpected high standard.Great company as well. Next trip will be Langtang,Nepal with Namaste Nomad,can't wait.

Roswitha I

AMAZING PICO MOUNTAINS NORTH SPAIN

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I had the most amazing experience walking up to EBC and Kala Pattar with Namaste Nomad. Words cannot describe the views and euphoria. The trip couldn't have been any better from beginning to end. We were thoroughly spoilt and taken care of to the highest standards by Dawa our guide and Sudip his assistant. They were both very accommodating, flexible, helpful, polite, knowledgeable and fun to be around. Our porters were efficient and helped ease our pain! The team offered us excellent advice at all times. In preparation for our trip Ashim and his team briefed us at our hotel and answered all of our questions. I would not hesitate in recommending your highly professional team to any friend or family member (RJ from Southampton UK)

_rakheejethwa

Everest base camp

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I travelled to Nepal with Namaste Nomad in March 2018 to trek in Langtang Valley. There were eleven in the group, along with Mohan, our guide. We spent a few days in Kathmandu to acclimatise. We visited three Unesco Heritage sites in the city. Then the trek began- an eight hour bus journey to the start of our adventure.. We trekked for eight days in the are which had been devastated by the earthquake in 2015. The trek was exhilarating, sometimes challenging- Mohan reminded us that we were in the Himalayas- always an adventure! He knew what we needed/wanted before we did! The team of sherpas and trainees were really excellent- they sorted our luggage every day... even checking under the beds in case we left anything behind; they cooked our delicious meals & served us- some of us are still dreaming of Dhal Bhat😋! They were at our side before we knew we needed a hand up or down loose rock🙄! After seven days trekking we returned to Kathmandu to wind down. It was a great experience, made special by the attention to detail of Mohan- a birthday party 🎉, a St Patrick's Day celebration to name a few. What a trip! I recommend Namaste Nomad unreservedly & will travel with Mohan again!

Grace M

Langtang Valley Trek

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The trip with namaste nomad to Everest Base Camp was truly amazing. The group I was with were also a great bunch of people and it made the trip a lot more enjoyable. The professionalism that mohan and his team of Sherpas provide is exceptional. We did see some other groups on the trip and unfortunately we could clearly see that a lot of things were not provided for them. Travelling with mohan, everything is taken care of from food to the bed you sleep in. It’s almost like you have a group of babysitters because the only thing you have to worry about is the walking !. Mohan and his team provide a safe friendly and thoroughly enjoyable journey even when you hit some hard points. I would highly recommend Namaste nomad for any trip you might want to do. From start to finish the trip was amazing !

Stephen D

Life changing !

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Travelled to the north of Spain for a week with Mohan from Namaste Nomad - travelled with 2 friends - 12 in total in the group - 12 had such a laugh. Great bunch of people of all age groups. The holiday was fool proof with all activities and meals organised. We age local cuisine with the locals. Truly an amazing holiday and I would highly recommend it. I thought the holiday was so well organised I have decided to travel to Nepal with this company in 2018. Get booking - you wont regret it.

G-Barrett72

Picos De Europe Treking 2017

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After meeting Mohan briefly in Donegal I soon signed up to join him his team and 10 other travellers to trek Nepal's Langtang valley. Best decision ever! From the get go when we all met at Dublin airport the level of organisation and planning Mohan had put into this trip became clear. After hassle free flights Mohan had arranged for a local taxi company to meet us at the airport keeping the group together making for stress travel to the hotel, the hotel selected also was to a high standard with everyone's needs catered to. As part of our trip Mohan had arranged for Cultural shows, dinner booking and buses to Kathmandu's heritage sites including a local guide. Allowing us to make the most of our time in this culturally intriguing city. Then it was on to the trekking bit! after the 8 hour bus journey to the mountains we where treated to dinner cooked that the hotel by our guides and porters this was to be the case daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The food was excellent and more importantly the level of food hygiene Mohan requires these guys work to more than meets any western standards, out of 11 people no one got any food related sickness unlike some people we met on the way who where travelling with other companies if only for this reason alone I couldn't recommend Namaste Nomad highly enough. While on the trek the scenery was simply stunning where the true beauty of the Himalayas is apparent. Making the trek all the more enjoyable was the level knowledge our guides had on the area, plants and animals, and they where only to happy to impart this on us. While being the real professionals they where also great company through out. For most of the group including myself it was our first team at high altitude, and the focus on everyone's safety from Mohan and team was very evident. Something we all found extremely reassuring allowing you to enjoy the trek knowing that you are in good hands. In turn giving us the confidants to make the optional climb to 4800m an experience that will simply leave you gob smacked with a real sense of achievement. After this we made the trek back down through the valley which was an absolute delight with everyone on a high after what had been an unforgettable experience and achievement. With another couple of days to spend in Kathmandu it was a great way to round off the trip. I have already signed up to trek to Everest base camp in September 2019 and that in it self is properly best recommendation I could possibly give.

Eamonn C

Langtang valley trek March 2018

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I have just returned from the most remarkable trip of a lifetime to Everest Basecamp. I don’t usually write reviews however on this occasion I feel the need to share my experiences which I hope will inspire others to travel and to book a trip with Namaste Nomad. I booked this trip in Jan 18 after meeting with Mohan. After my initial meeting I had no doubts in travelling with Mohan and his team. Mohan is an exceptional person who is so passionate about his business and works so hard to ensure everyone meets their goal and has an amazing trip. Everest Basecamp was everything I imagined and much more. The views are breathtaking and the sense of achievement on arriving at Basecamp is so hard to put into words. The trip is a life changing experience as you learn so much about yourself and indeed about others. It really was a journey from the time of booking until we returned home from the Himalayas. I found it very challenging physically, mentally and emotionally but that’s what made it so very special. Throughout the trek Mohan was so attentive to our every need, every decision he made was the right one and his motivation and encouragement ensured we all made it successfully to Basecamp. Mohan’s knowledge of Nepal and the Himalayas is exceptional. Everything from planning the food to gauging the weather to recognising signs when some of us weren’t too well was spot on If you are considering a trek then I can honestly say that you will not get anyone better to travel with than Namaste Nomad. The team of Sherpas and Porters are incredible and the bond made with the Sherpas is one I will never forget, it really was incredible. As for value for money you will not get a more competitive price as I priced several others which were significantly more costly than Namaste Nomad Overall if you want a challenging and life changing experience then I encourage you to make that adventure with Namaste Nomad and I guarantee you will not regret it Thanks to Mohan and his team for everything, I will never forget it. Xx

Nomad92320

Everest Basecamp

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My serious walking career began at the age of 60, when I trekked with Mohan of Namaste Nomad in Ladakh. Since then I have gone back to the Himalayas with him every year: Everest Base Camp, Langtang, Island Peak... Each year I've thought it was as high as I could go, and each year I've come away wanting more. This time I hoped to attain the summit of my ambitions - to climb a 6500 metre mountain, Mera Peak, at the age of 65. Mera, known as the highest trekking peak in the world, was hard. It was steep. It was exhausting. It was wonderful. With the help of Mohan's right-hand-man, Dawa, and Nerbu, a younger sherpa; in the company of three other incredibly supportive Irish trekkers; with the amazing aid of our porters; and with the help, in my case, of copious amounts of oxygen (!), I made it to the very top. Mohan and Dawa always believed in me and did everything in their power to get me to the top. I am immensely proud to have done this, and immensely grateful to Namaste Nomad for giving me the opportunity. Seize the day, people. You are capable of so much more than you think.

Malachy D

[email protected]: Mera Peak

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Himalayas, they are beautiful, intimidating and challenging. You might think they are perhaps to hard for you? Well, they are hard, but in our everyday life we are often very comfortable. We need to be challenged from time to time to remind ourselves that we are more than our houses, jobs and what others think of us. I needed that break and challenge two years ago. I joined Mohan and his team on the journey to Everest Basecamp. And lets get the boring (but important) stuff out the way. The team is as professional as it gets. We had the nicest food, best accommodation and best guides. Mohan created atmosphere of community and support. I often looked at other groups (that probably payed 2 or 3 times as we did), and they did not had the service and the fun that we did. But apart from all of the pragmatic stuff, they are the Himalayas themselves. My choice was to abandon the internet altogether (its there if you need it) and enjoy being there. For two weeks, the world forgot about me as i forgot about it. All i cared about was walking. It was like a meditation, an it was simple. Just one foot after another until we reached the destination. Mohan does expeditions the way they should be done. He cares about your spirit, what you eat, what you drink, how you sleep. He knows that those things will get you there and help you with the altitude. His team is supportive, and very experienced. I will be a repeat customer one day, and not once.

Jarek M

Everest Basecamp 2016


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