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.

Jeff, North America Just got back from Nepal a couple of days ago, where my partner and I were doing an Everest Base Camp Trek assisted by Nepal Hiking Team. Their service couldn't have been better. I started planning this trip last Spring and looked at numerous trekking companies. Chose NHT due to the tremendously positive reviews on them, the professionalism of their website, and the quick response I got from Ganga when I sent an initial inquiry via their website -- he phoned me within a few hours, apparently as soon as the morning had come round to Nepal (given the time difference between North America and Nepal). He was extremely helpful and responsive from the start, all the way through the completion of our trek and the last couple of days back in Kathmandu. Our guide for the trek, Bhim, couldn't have been more helpful and took very good care of us and kept us safe. The whole operation and experience couldn't have been more positive.
Marcel, South Africa We recently returned from an EPIC trekking adventure to Everest Base Camp with the Nepal Hiking Team. Due to some time restraints we trekked on the cusp of the season, started our trek on 30th Aug, and returned to Kathmandu on the 10th of Sept, and what a great decision that was! The weather was amazing, we had most of the tea-houses to ourselves, our guides were on their first trip after the second wave of the covid 19. So it was great for them as well to witness everything as if for the first time. If you prefer a more 'quiet' trek, then I would recommend going on the cusp of the season! Our guide Raj of Nepal Hiking Team, did everything in his power to make the trip a most memorable trip and our wonderful porter who's name happens to be 'Love' totally lived up to his name! I cannot thank the Nepal Hiking Team enough for all their prep work, the guide's knowledge and caring for our welfare, and Ganga, the father of the group who personally met us at the airport and made sure that all our needs were met. What a great team, I highly recommend Nepal Hiking Team for your future Himalayan trekking!
Raymond Low, Singapore Nepal Hiking Team provide an excellent guide to me when I hiked Everest Base Camp. My guide, Mr. Prakesh Rai, is very professional and caring... He always gives me very informative replies whenever I have a question or two about the terrain which we are trekking, the history of certain towns or places we passed by or stayed...He is always asking how I am (my old right ankle injury came back)...and will help me carry my load.... We had a good time together especially when we take photographs of the awesome scenery.....He works tirelessly and would be a concern for my diet and always asked me if I had enough of food, hows my leg was, and whether feeling ok especially when we are going towards a higher altitude..... We had a wonderful acclimatization climb and he is always observing me how I am doing. Nepal Hiking Team rocks!.... And I would sincerely recommend my friends to this group..... It’s simply awesome!... Thank you Nepal Hiking team and it's truly a great experience traveling with your professional guide!
Yang, Singapore It was an awesome experience in Nepal, in which a big part of my trip was covered in the mountain, thank to NHT. Ganga, the company manager has been engaging since my enquiry and very efficient and patient with all my queries. They are flexible to customize to my needs due to my planned itinerary besides hiking. They also made arrangement for airport pick up and Ganga met me in person in my lodge to go through the procedures and discussion. 2 days prior to the trek it was raining heavily and many flights were cancelled. We were lucky to tag along a rescue helicopter to Lukla, also thank to Ganga's arrangement. When we arrived at the start point, we were welcome by the friendly guide and porters. My relationship with Gurung, the guide was very good, he took care of me every single bit of the trip, as I was a slow walker in the team. He would check our conditions from time to time to ensure our well beings. Gurung and I joked around in the tea houses and we made many friends and some exchange of cultural knowledge. I was not well when I returned from Base Camp. We discussed and we decided that an evacuation was needed. Gurung visited me in the hospital and sent me back to the hotel after discharge. I had a farewell lunch with him. Ganga and Hari, the 2 managers visited me on the 2 days and they even sent me to the hospital again for report collection. Hari also sent me to the airport on my departure day. I have total satisfaction and heart-felt appreciation for Nepal Hiking Team. There were other companies who tried to compromise prices and quality but not NHT, who insisted on quality and care above all. I'm back in Singapore safely. And they are keeping in contact with me on some follow-ups. I truly want to recommend you this company for their awesome service given the reasonable if not attractive price! This trip was so awesome although I had some hiccups on my decent. I miss Nepal alot, and the friendship shared.