Everest Base Camp Trek with Chola and Renjo La Pass

Everest Base Camp Trek with Chola and Renjo La Pass

Activities:
Trekking
Duration
21 days
Destination
Nepal
  • Trip Grade
    Strenuous 
  • Max Altitude
    5545 Meters
  • Group Size
    Min. 2 Pax
  • Meals
    B.L.D 
  • Best Time
    March to May and Sept to Nov 
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Guesthouse

Trip Overview

Looking for some bang on adventure in the Everest region? Here we have designed for you this extremely adventurous bash on combination of Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake. This is most suitable plan for those having plenty of three weeks’ time and who wouldn’t want to miss both Everest Base Camp and the serene view of magnificent Gokyo Lake. Nepal welcomes more than 30,000 people every year to trek in the most popular and most desired mountain region of Nepal; Everest. And it has now become common to most of the visitors to just go to the Base Camp and return back. Only few dare to choose less heard and less crowded and more difficult routes like Renjo La pass and Cho La pass. Only few are aware of the fact that in the whole region, Gokyo is the only spot blessed with the privilege of providing the least hindered sight of Everest in its most refined form. Trekkers who have been there say that the ability to be there through all the hardships is even more rewarding than the view from the Base Camp.

This trek that starts from Lukla and enters through Sagarmatha National Park will offer you a bold view of the highest mountain of the world, Mount Everest as you stand proudly in the Everest Base Camp which will be followed by a relatively difficult route to the Gokyo Lake and Gokyo RI passing through the stunning Chola Pass and again return back to Lukla through another astonishing pass Renjo La and Thame. As you walk past the routes, you will cross many Sherpa villages and guides will narrate you their culture and traditions. You will also be able to learn how Sherpa and Tibetan people; both being the followers of Buddhism are alike in terms of language and their lifestyle.

Therefore, as you march around the periphery routes of Tibet, passing through all these in your later days after the Everest Base Camp visit, this trek will also allow you to have some glimpses of Tibet. The most exciting part about this trek is that you will be able to view the diverse natural beauty of diverse location all within half month. You will be amazed to notice distinguished landscapes everyday as you ascend and descend through the trails. Religious spots formed with the Mani stones and the Buddhist player flags, alpine meadows at some point, dry deserted land at some spot, sometimes the rugged steep hills and frozen frosty lakes will all mesmerize you and put you in awe struck silence. We will not take charge of any blames if it makes you jealous of the Sherpa and Tibetan people who are born with the fortune of embracing this beauty every day.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour and Preparation for the Trek

Day 03: Fly to Lukla and Trek To Phakding (2652m/8699ft) Duration: 3 Hours

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283ft) Duration: 6 Hours

Day 05: Namche Bazaar- Everest View Hotel- Namche

Day 06: Namche to Tengboche (3860m/12660ft) Duration: 5 Hours

Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m/14464ft) Duration: 5 Hours

Day 08: Dingboche - Nagerjun (5100m/16728ft) and Return to Dingboche, 6 Hours

Day 09: Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m/16105ft) Duration: 5 Hours

Day 10: Lobuche - Everest Base Camp (5364m/17594ft) - Gorekshep (5181m/16994ft) Duration: 8 Hours

Day 11: Hiking To Kalapattar (5545m/18188ft) - Gorekshep and Trek to Dzongla (4830m/15840ft) Duration: 7 Hrs

Day 12: Trek to Dragnak/Thangna (4700m/15415ft) Via Crossing Cho La Pass (5420m/17780ft) Duration: 7 Hrs

Day 13: Trek To Gokyo Lakes (4790m/15710ft) Duration: 2-3 Hrs

Day 14: Hike To Gokyo RI (5360m/17880ft) Duration: 4-5 Hours

Day 15: Trek to Lunden (4300m/14104 Ft) Via Crossing Renjo La Pass (5340m/17843 Ft) Duration: 6-7 Hours

Day 16: Trek To Thame (3800m/13464ft), Duration: 4-5 Hours

Day 17: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283ft) Duration: 4-5 Hours

Day 18: Trek Back to Lukla (2800m/9184ft) Duration: 6-7 Hours

Day 19: Fly Back To Kathmandu

Day 20: Reserve Day in Kathmand

Day 21: Farewell

Cost Includes

  • All ground transport in a private vehicle, including airport transfers.
  • Four nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Kathmandu city tours, including all entry fees, tour guide, and private transportation.
  • 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 use while trekking.
  • Duffle bag for trekking.
  • Nepal Hiking Team T-shirt, trekking map, and trip achievement certificate.
  • First aid medicine kit with oximeter to monitor oxygen level while on the trek.
  • All require trek permits
  • Government taxes & office service charge.

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 the US $ 40 or 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 & Dates

  • Small Group Journey
  • Private Journey

Start Dates are your arrival date in Nepal and End Dates are the returning date from Nepal.

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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Reviews

Daniel Engelmann, Germany

I have always wanted to visit Nepal. It is a beautiful country and the Himalayas have always called out to my yearning heart. Recently, I finally had the chance to visit it. I went with Nepal Hiking Team as they seemed the most trust-worthy. As I first interacted with Balaram, the office head, I knew that I would be in good hands. During the initial correspondence, my queries were answered with ample information. It left me satisfied and in a good mindset for the trekking that I was about to do.

Then, when it was time to finally board my flight to Nepal, I was ecstatic! As I landed, as told, my guide- Hari Sharan, was there, standing with a placard of my name and the agency's name. A warm greeting ensued, where I was welcomed with a flower garland. It was a good first impression, and throughout the journey, Hari would make sure that I was enjoying my time.

Visiting Lukla after Kathmandu's bustling vibrancy was a nice relief. I was escorted from my hotel to the airport with Hari in an efficient way, no delays or troubles. From Lukla, the trek finally began! Hari arranged for a porter for me. With him, my trekking journey began with a comfortably-paced hike through the villages. He was my friend for the journey, as well as my guide. With Hari, everything was a breeze. All I had to do was enjoy my trek as everything else was taken care of. He arranged my guesthouses and the food. If I needed anything, Hari would arrange for it. I was also in constant contact with the office in Kathmandu as well; they asked me frequently if I was having a good time and offered their immediate services in case anything happened. That was immensely reassuring to know that I had my back with my agency.

Nepal Hiking team definitely deserves all of the best praises that it gets. Not only is it an extremely well-maintained customer service oriented company, it they genuinely do deliver in their promise of a good trekking experience. If I ever return to Nepal again, they are my number choice.

Bogdan Ilie, USA My wife and I were lucky to have chosen Nepal Hiking Team to plan our trip. We opted for a private guide and had a porter as well. We waited at the airport, and we were dropped off there as well when we left Nepal. Our guide, Ram, made sure that our trip was organized flawlessly and that we were doing well and happy at all times. He chose the best available teahouses, and we were allowed to chose the food from the menu in all of them (there seem to be agencies that say you can either choose dal bhat or pay out of pocket). We were even served, during dinner, sliced apples carried by the porter. Ram was very knowledgeable, and he shared information related to mountain peaks, vegetation, and animals. As we saw, his English skills are excellent. Above all, he is friendly and has a positive attitude, so we enjoyed talking and interacting with him. The porter, Bhola, was also very friendly. He looked like he was 50 kg but carried 55-65 kg easily. Overall, it was a fantastic once-in-a-lifetime experience to which Ram, Bhola, and Nepal Hiking Team contributed substantially. One of the owners, Ganga, even offered free rides to do the PCR tests or other purposes. We couldn't have hoped for better treatment from this agency. Note: Read Original Review on Trip Advisor (Click Here)
Lucie H, UK In May this year - some friends and I joined the NHT For 16 days. Every fine detail was considered, with our guides and porters going above & beyond to ensure we were comfortable and happy. Their knowledge and experience created a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for us all. I have no hesitation in recommending Nepal Hiking Team to anyone! They made this experience perfect, thank you, guys.  
Mike, USA I went with my girlfriend to the Everest Base Camp with a guide and porter from Nepal Hiking Team. Right from the pick-up from the airport, we felt like valued clients, and we were made to feel very welcome and relaxed in an otherwise hectic city. From the moment the trek started, our guide Bheg ensured we were comfortable and constantly checked on our physical state throughout each day and provided advice and assistance where we needed it. Overall, the experience was one I'll never forget, primarily because I proposed at the top and because the Nepal Hiking team made the experience as stress-free and as organized as possible, all with a smile on their face at all times. I highly recommend NHT.
Megan Y., China Ganga, Balaram, and the team were fantastic; even when we had a 24-hour flight delay, they re-scheduled everything without fuss or fee. We had an excellent driver for just us (and guide where we had them). We even changed things along the way, and whether the driver, guide, or agent, they were more than willing to help and be flexible. :) The trip took in some hiking, some sightseeing, some relaxing, the jungle, and for each occasion and location, we were provided a specialist guide for the event/location. The hotels they chose for us were precisely our requirements based on the activity we were experiencing on any given day. Balaram even met us many times in person to round off the experience and ensure all was well and take honest feedback in person - the personal touch makes you feel even more appreciated and welcome as a customer. We would recommend anyone contact the team if they are planning a trip to Nepal. Thank you, guys, for a memorable vacation.