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    EBC Trek with Chola and Renjo La Pass

    5.00/5 from 4 reviews

    Do you want to embark on a trek where you'll cross two high passes? If so, you can join us for the Everest Base Camp with Cho La and Renjo La Pass. This journey is embarked on by hikers from all around the world, which makes it enriching.

    At a Glance

    • Destination
    • Durations
      19 days
    • Trip Difficulty
    • Activities
    • Accommodation
    • Meals
    • Max.altitude
    • Group Size
      Min. 2 Pax
      March to May and Sept to Nov

    Message Regarding flight to/from Lukla

    During the peak seasons for the EBC Trek with Chola and Renjo La Pass (March to May and September to November), all the Lukla flights will be operated from the Manthali Airport due to congestion at Tribhuvan Airport.

    Trip Overview

    The EBC Trek with Chola and Renjo La Pass takes 19 days to complete. It suits anyone who wants to make the most of their time in the Khumbu region. This trek falls under the broad category of Nepal Trekking Packages. They offer a chance to experience rocky tracks, high passes, and high hiking.

    They provide excellent vantage points for observing Mount Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and other summits. From Gokyo Lake, the mountains and surrounding hills are magnificent. You can also see various glaciers and other surrounding landscapes.

    In conclusion, this EBC Trek with Cho La Pass and Renjo La Pass is considered one of the best treks in Nepal. It's a tough but rewarding hike. You can do it alone or with friends. It's one of the best Nepal Adventure Treks. Of all Everest Trekking Trails, this guided tour is a must-try. It involves Multi-Pass Trekking in a region best for Himalayan Treks in Nepal.

    Trek Highlights

    • Step onto an amazing flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.
    • While getting to Namche Bazaar, some high-suspension bridges can be encountered on the way.
    • There is a Sherpa museum in Namche Bazaar, which exhibits old artifacts of these early Sherpas.
    • You can involve yourself in a small trek to the famous Everest View Hotel for a breathtaking view of the mountains.
    • Visit Tengboche Monastery, which is the largest in Khumbu, and interact with the monks as they chant their prayers.
    • Hike along the trail of the Everest Base Camp and feel the accomplishment of conquering a lifetime walked journey.
    • Get to enjoy the scenic look at Mount Everest right from Kala Patthar.
    • Enjoy watching the views from Gokyo Ri including some of the most beautiful Himalayas at such a close range.
    • Climb up and traverse the two highest passes in the Everest region, namely Cho La and Renjo La.
    • Discover the beauty of the Gokyo Lakes, the quiet and picturesque lakes of the Sagarmatha Zone of Nepal.

    Route Overview

    Your tour starts when you get to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. A friendly person will be waiting for you with a name plate, with the purpose of transferring you from the busy airport to your comfortable hotel. They will help you with checking, and afterward, you will be free to relax after a tiring trip. The next day will take a thrilling flight from Kathmandu to Lukla also known as gateway to EBC.

    After arrival at Lukla, your trek starts with an easy walk up to the beautiful village of Phakding. It takes about six hours of walk from Phakding, by which you will go across main villages, cross dozens of those lovely suspension bridges and enjoy the splendid view of the Himalayan ranges. The destination for the day is going to be Namche Bazaar, an awesome town set amidst the mountains. Here, you too will have a day’s hike to the Everest View Hotel, which is perhaps the most important aspect of the trek; the body gets adjusted to the high altitudes. From this vantage point, you get to view in a circle some of the world’s highest mountains, ranging from Mount Everest, Nuptse, Thamserku, and Tawache, among others.

    The trek progresses from Namche Bazaar and offers extreme experience with more interesting and difficult trails passing through Tengboche and Dingboche. The day in Dingboche is going to be a rest day because it is important to let your body acclimatize to the increasing elevation. However, the trek continues to the next destination of Lobuche after a day of rest and exploration in the village of Dingboche. From here, you will proceed for the highlights of this journey – the legendary Everest Base Camp where you can breathe in the very spirit of the highest peak of the world.

    Once you go up to the Everest Base Camp for the day, you will go back to Gorakshep for another night before undertaking the tough climb to Kala Pathar the following day. This is a very steep ascent, and you are likely to arrive early in the morning at the top to be met by a spectacular sunrise over Mount Everest, one of the most wonderful sights you are ever likely to see in your lifetime, which makes it all worthwhile.

    When you go on your trek further, you will cover one of the most beautiful routes after reaching Gorakshep; you have to cross the aggressive Chola Pass to cross and reach Thagna and then proceed to Gokyo Lake, which will leave you mesmerized. After Gokyo, the trail goes through Lunden, over the Renjo La Pass, and you reach the village of Thame. Finally of all, you will retrace back to Namche Bazaar and Lukla. After reaching Lukla, you will take a flight towards Kathmandu.

    On the last day, you will be picked up from your hotel to the airport by our team to catch your flight. This is the last leg of this joyous journey, with your joyous recollections of the splendid Himalayas range on your mind.

    Best Time

    Be it a trek or a city tour; favorable weather conditions greatly influence the overall trip. We want your trek to be an enjoyable one where you can get the best out of your journey.

    According to research, the ideal time for the trek is in the spring and autumn season.

    In the springtime ( March-May), the weather remains warm and clear. It will be perfect for those who want to catch clear glimpses of the snow-capped mountains, as the visibility will be clear.

    In the autumn season( October-November), the monsoon season will be coming to an end with the skies clearing out. The temperature will be moderate, which will be pleasant for hikers.

    Having said that, the Everest Base Camp with Cho La and Renjo La Pass will not be possible during the winter season ( December-February). There will be heavy snowfall on these routes, which will block the hiking paths. We don't recommend trekking during this season.

    Is this trek for beginners?

    The trek is graded as moderate to strenuous in terms of difficulty. You'll reach the maximum altitude in Kala Patthar (5545m ), a high altitude level. Nevertheless, a hiker starting from scratch can join this trek if the proper preparations are made.

    A good physical fitness level should be maintained to prepare for this trek. This means the hiker must exercise regularly and include cardio exercises in their daily routine. You also need to take heed of your walking pace and breathing pattern.

    In a nutshell, this trek is both for beginners and experienced hikers. You'll be walking through steep uphill, downhill, and rocky paths, but our guides will be there with you, so you need not worry.

    Alternate Treks

    Everybody loves to explore various options. We acknowledge this aspect and have gathered some alternative trekking packages that you can choose from besides the Everest Base Camp with Cho La and Renjo La Pass trek.

    First, on the list, we've got Gokyo Lakes with Everest Base Camp( No Cho La Pass). The trek will also take you through the routes of Khumbu, covering popular spots like Gokyo Lakes, Everest Base Camp, Gokyo Ri, and Kala Patthar. It consists of a 17 days trek, which includes a sightseeing tour and a leisure day in Kathmandu as well.

    Next, there is the Everest Gokyo Lake Trek. The trekking package will highlight the beauty of the picturesque Gokyo Lakes. It consists of 14 days, including a sightseeing tour and a rest day in Kathmandu.

    No matter which trekking package you choose, we would love to arrange the trek and provide you with the best service. As a travel agency with many years of experience, we assure you that excellent service will be delivered from our side. We have a team of qualified and skillful trekking leaders and guides who are experts in trekking and mountain climbing. With the help of their guidance, you'll be able to efficiently complete the trek and take back stories with you when you return.


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    Cost Includes

    • All ground transport in a private vehicle, including airport transfers.
    • Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu.
    • Three daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
    • Best available twin-sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek. Private bathrooms with hot showers are provided at Phakding, Namche, and Lukla.
    • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek.
    • One highly experienced, helpful, and friendly guide and porter (2 trekkers: 1 porter), including their food, accommodation, salary, and equipment.
    • Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla / Lukla – Kathmandu, including departure taxes.
    • Down jacket and sleeping bag used while trekking.
    • Duffle bag for trekking.
    • Nepal Hiking Team T-shirt, trekking map, and trip achievement certificate.
    • First aid medicine kit with an oximeter to monitor oxygen level while on the trek.
    • All require trek permits
    • Government taxes & office service charges.

    Cost Excludes

    • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the above itinerary
    • Personal Travel insurance
    • International airfare
    • Nepal entry visa. You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or the equivalent in foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 100. Please bring 2 passport-size photos.
    • Soft drinks including water
    • Snacks and other personal expenses
    • Hot showers during the trek except when in Phakding, Namche, and Lukla
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • WiFi internet during the trek.
    • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

    Cost and Date

    Start Dates refer to your arrival date in Nepal. End Dates correspond to your return date from Nepal.

    The EBC Trek with Chola and Renjo La Pass set departure dates are tailored for the group joining option. If the -days EBC Trek with Chola and Renjo La Pass departure dates don't fit your schedule, we can include alternative dates that better suit your needs.

    June, 2024


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