Bharal Adventure
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Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass Trek 2024/25

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Duration
17 days
Max. Elevation
5554m
Group Size
Min 2-Max 30
Level
MODERATE
Transportation
Car, Van and Airplane
Best Season
March to May and Sep to Dec
Accomodation
Hotel and Tea House
Meals
Breakfast in city & BLD during the trek
Starts at
Kathmandu
Ends at
Kathmandu
Trip Route
Kathmandu-Lukla-Phakding-Namche Bazar-Dole-Machherma-Gokyo-Gokyo Valley-Gokyo Ri-Thagnak-Cho-La Pass-Dzongla-Lobuche-Gorak Shep-Everest Base Camp-Gorak Shep-Kala Pathar-Pheriche-Pheriche-Pangboche-Tengboche-Namche Bazar-Lukla-Kathmandu

Highlights

Overview

This is a splendid opportunity for adventurous trekkers for the Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass Trek. Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass Trek takes the enthusiastic team to fabulous Gokyo Valley. It is the source of grand Dudh Koshi River the large Ngojumba Glacier.  Since It is famous as it offers the views of Gokyo Ri and Kala Patthar while the team treks to Everest Base Camp. The trek traverses the magnificent landmarks of Everest region. As you will experience the lush landscape, forests, monasteries, people, culture, mountainous lifestyle, glaciers and glacier lakes. Above all, your walk to the Everest Base Camp will be an achievement; a trophy for a lifetime. Hence, You can experience the best views of mountains.

We can experience diverse wildlife in their natural habitat and breathtaking views of enchanting lakes. For the amazing trekking in Nepal journey Everest Base, Camp Cho La Pass Trek includes the Everest Three High Passes Trek too. From Gokyo, Ri several views of the mountains can be observed. Some of popular are  Everest, Lhotse, Thamserku, Makalu, Ama Dablam, Choyou, Cholatse, etc. Especially, It features with the snowy mountain peaks, blue lakes, and glaciers. This compels trekkers to visit the valley as a side trip during their Everest Base Camp Trek.

 We can have a look at the marvelous ice edge standing between Gyachung (7922m) and Cho Oyu. This is the most spectacular part of the trek. And, traversing Cho La, a high pass set 5420m height into Khumbu is just awe-inspiring. So, Book the amazing trekking in the Everest Base Camp and the Cho La Pass trekking with us ty and quality service. Bharal Adventure Pvt. Ltd. Therefore, You will experience the amazing journey of Nepal with us with the best hospitality.

  • Additional Info


    Accommodations
    We will be staying at  Hotel Kathmandu Suite Home , Hotel wood apple or Kathmandu Garden Home, a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu; and teahouses during the trek. All accommodations are on twin-shared basis and Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional USD 100. Bharal Adventure will arrange rooms with attached washrooms; however, teahouses in some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities. Also note that single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu and the trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.

    Meals
    All meals will be provided during trekking while only breakfast will be available in Kathmandu. There will also be welcome or farewell dinners for guests. While on trek, we have breakfast and dinner in the tea-houses/lodges we spend the night and lunch on our way to the next destination. Nepalese, Tibetan, the more common continental and Indian cuisines are common choices in the menu.

    Leader(S) & Staff Arrangements
    All the staffs in the trek would be well skilled, experienced, courteous and helpful and the crew members with the ability of operating our days on the mountain smoothly. Our trip will be led by the best experienced and most professional leaders. All of Bharal Adventure's leaders are carefully selected on the basis of their appropriate experience, leadership skills and personal aptitude. With an objective of sustaining local communities, Bharal Adventure only employs local staffs who have adequate knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, and history of their local region(s). The trek and expedition leaders have undergone the following trainings:

    • Intensive Wilderness First Aid
    • Trekking Guide Training
    • Eco Trekking Workshop and Adventure Meet
    • English, French and Chinese Language
    • Conservation and Biodiversity
    • Rock climbing, Ice Climbing and Mountaineering (for expedition leaders)

    Porter Care
    None of the trek is successful without a porter who always keeps supportive in the entire journey. Porter’s always have been a backbone for the trekking. It is their tireless efforts carrying supplies, equipment and baggage that make journeying to these remote areas possible. Therefore, we are firmly committed to porter rights. We make sure that all our porters are well treated, well paid and we provide the level of shelter, clothing and footwear that these harsh environments demand. Porters who become sick are treated with the same care and attention as other team members and we have previously used helicopters - at our expense - to rescue porters from dangerous situations. We support the work of the International Porter Protection Group (IPPG), making our resources available to them to help improve the working conditions of the porters. (International Porters Progress Group

    Environmental Concerns
    The Everest Region is no doubt an amazing wonder in Nepal. Future generations have just as much of a right to appreciate it as much as we do. Therefore, we believe that the tourism industry has an obligation to protect and preserve it. Bharal Adventure employs a 'zero impact' policy on the natural environment and the traditional communities that live there. Bharal Adventure, therefore, enforces a number of do's and don'ts. Please talk to your trek leader to avoid environmental impacts.

    Acclimatization
    This trek’s itinerary is planned with a high degree of awareness of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Experts agree that gaining elevation without proper consideration of AMS could be fatal. The higher the altitude, the less oxygen will be in the air. Therefore, our body needs time to adapt to an environment with less oxygen. During this trip, we take rest in Namche Bazaar and Dingboche which will help us acclimatize to the high altitude thus resulting in a successful trip.

    Physical Condition & Experience Requirements
    The Long Everest Base Camp Trek is a moderate trek. Travelers who can walk up to 6-7 hours a day on an uphill and downhill trail will find this trek fulfilling. It is best that we prepare ourselves for the Everest trek by jogging and exercising regularly at least a month prior to the start of the trek. Trekking to the Everest Base Camp should be relatively easier for those who have experience walking/trekking in a high altitude environment. Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip. It is also important that we consult our doctor. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform Bharal Adventure before booking the trek.

    Best Time To Travel
    The best time to trek to the Everest Base Camp Cho La pass Trek is Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November). The temperature is moderate in these seasons and guarantees amazing views through the trip. Although this trek can be undertaken during winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone.

    Insurance
    Travel insurance is required for all clients taking any trip. It should give enough security for the whole tour, including personal harm, medical expenditures, repatriation fees, helicopter rescue, and luggage loss. Make sure your insurance coverage covers altitudes of up to 2500-6000 meters.

    Guide and Porter
    We offer an experienced, capable, and honest guide with strong communication abilities in English to make your trip unforgettable. The guide will give detailed knowledge on the mountains with their history, cultures, traditions, and much more. We will supply one porter for two passengers. The porters are both helpful and powerful, and they can lift up to 25 kg together. After providing the greatest services and working hard in the mountains, guides and porters expect a gratuity from you. Tipping culture is particularly popular in the travel industry.

    Altitude Sickness.

    Altitude sickness, commonly known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), is a pathogenic impact of high altitude on humans induced by acute exposure to low oxygen partial pressure at high altitudes. It is often found over 3000 meters. It appears as a collection of nonspecific symptoms acquired at high altitude or in low air pressure, mimicking "flu, carbon monoxide poisoning, or a hangover". However, most individuals can easily ascend to 3000 meters.


      Prevention:
      To avoid altitude sickness, ascend gently. Avoiding vigorous exercise, such as skiing or trekking, during the first 24 hours at high altitude, helps to alleviate AMS symptoms. Alcohol and sleeping drugs are respiratory depressants, which impede the acclimatization process and should be avoided. Alcohol also causes dehydration, which exacerbates AMS. Thus, Bharal Adventure strongly advises against consuming alcohol during the first 24-48 hours at a higher altitude.

      Bharal Adventure guides and porters are well-versed on this issue thanks to their extensive expertise. They are all skilled in basic medical procedures, so they can certainly aid you.

      Points to be noted
      The fascinating itinerary we've supplied will probably have you planning your trip right now. Remember these things when planning your Everest Base Camp trip with Island Peak summit.

      To prevent hazards, schedule your excursion at the suitable season. This hike is best planned in the spring or fall. Our package is widely available throughout these seasons. Make sure to obtain various permissions for your Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak. Our package will cover your costs and inconveniences in obtaining the permission. You need professional guides and porters to help you during the trek. Our package covers the luxury of such facilities as well. Acclimatization is essential for preventing altitude sickness during the trek. If you look at our strategy, you will note that we make sure you adjust along the way. We will also have expert guides accessible to help you with any other health issues that may occur throughout the walk. When trekking in this location, pack appropriate climbing gear and equipment to avoid harm. Our team and professional advisers will discuss these issues and help you set them up.


      • Lack of appetite, nausea, or vomiting
      • Fatigue or weakness
      • Dizziness or lightheadedness
      • Swelling of hands, feet, and face
      • Insomnia
      • Shortness of breath upon exertion
      • Nosebleed
      • Persistent rapid pulse
      • Drowsiness
      • General malaise

      Frequently Asked Questions.

      Here are some commonly asked questions regarding our Everest Base Camp expedition including Island Peak:

      What's the elevation of Island Peak?
      The Island Peak stands at a breathtaking 6189 meters.

      How long would the combined Everest Base Camp trip with Island Peak last?
      The package we provide for the combined expedition will last 16 days.

      What is the peak altitude of the trek?
      The trek's highest point is Island Peak, which stands at 6189 meters.

      Where does the voyage begin and where does it end?
      The journey will begin in Lukla from Kathmandu, and will take several routes to the two locations. The excursion will conclude by retracing the same stages back to Lukla and Kathmandu.

      How challenging is the Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak?
      The walk is less arduous than the hikes to other mountain paths in the nation. It is a safer and easier choice for individuals who do not wish to go through a challenging area.

      What permits are required for this trek?
      You'll need both a Pasang Lhamu rural area permit and a Sagarmatha National Park permit.

      What are the best seasons to visit this region?
      Spring and fall are the greatest seasons for the region's weather and temperature.

      Can you attempt the Everest Base Camp hike with Island Peak alone?
      Absolutely not. The journey to this location demands a collaborative effort. Professional guiding is required in the more isolated portions of the hiking path.

       How many persons will be hiking with a package?
      The group size for the walk will vary depending on how many individuals apply. It normally varies between 2 and 12. However, the walk is more fun with a larger group. The more the merrier.


      Are professional guides and porters required for the trek?
      Yes, qualified professional guides are necessary for the hike. They will provide hiking instructions and inform you about the culture and varied sceneries of the trekking paths. You'll also need porters to help you carry your bags because such a lengthy walk would be exhausting.

      What are the food choices for the trek?
      The most typical meal options for the hike are Nepali "daal-bhat," which is rice and lentils with veggies. You may also get chow Mein, mo: mo, pizza, spaghetti, and other Nepali favorites.

      What about the drinking water facilities?
      You will have convenient access to drinking water wherever you stay. You may also get bottled water, albeit it may be pricey.

      Do I have to bring my own trekking gear?
      You can bring along your chosen trekking gear or sleeping bags. However, we will bring them with us and cover you if you do not have them.

      Should I carry additional cash on the trip?
      You can bring additional cash if you want to buy souvenirs, give to a local charity, or spend it on something other than the agenda. You should also bring additional cash to tip porters and guides. However, the money for meals, hotel, travel equipment, transportation, etc.

      How much will the entire bundle cost you?
      -The package will include all you need, such as a flight, trekking equipment, lodging, food, and more. All of these expenditures will cost roughly $2200 USD.

    Trip Itinerary

    The guests shall be greeted by a representative of Bharal Adventure who is responsible for taking them to their hotel upon their arrival. The dinner comprising of authentic Nepali food is the preliminary firsthand experience of the Nepali culture that the company offers you.

    Max. altitude

    1300

    Accomodation

    3*** Hotel (Hotel Woodapple or Kathmandu Suite Home & Kathmandu Garden Home)

    Meals

    Bed and Breakfast

    A guided tour around the historically and spiritually significant landmarks in Kathmandu will be scheduled after breakfast. These landmarks constitutes of Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath – the Monkey Temple, Boudhanath and Kathmandu Durbar Square. In the afternoon, pre-trip discussion session will be arranged enabling the interaction between trek leader, crew and the guests.

    Max. altitude

    1300

    Accomodation

    3*** Hotel (Hotel Woodapple or Kathmandu Suite Home & Kathmandu Garden Home)

    Meals

    Bed and Breakfast

    An early morning flight from Kathmandu rewarded by breathtaking views of green and white mountains takes the team to the gateway destination, Lukla from where the trek begins. After assembling other crew members in Lukla, the convoy shall commemorate their trek through the prosperous village of Lukla to Phakding.

    Max. altitude

    2,652

    Accomodation

    Tea house

    Meals

    Breakfast ,Lunch & Dinner

    A pleasant walk through Dudh Koshi River rewarded with the magnificent view of Mt. Thamserku (6,608m/21,675 ft) at Benkar village begins just after breakfast. Passing through the villages, trails and bridges takes the team to the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo. Descending from there to Jorsale village, team starts the climb to Namche Bazaar as they arrive at Hillary Suspension Bridge. The mystifying sights of Kwangde Peak, its sister peaks Kusum Kangaru, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Tawache and many other enchanting snowcapped mountains compels the convoy to take a break at Chautara and admire the spectacle. An hour walk further and the team reaches Namche Bazaar, the colorful city and main trading center of the region.

    Max. altitude

    3,440

    Accomodation

    Tea house

    Meals

    Breakfast ,Lunch & Dinner

    For acclimatization, either a day’s hike to Thame or Khunde is recommended. If not, exploration of Namche Bazaar itself could be arranged where the travelers will have a chance to discover and learn about the Sherpa culture, biodiversity of the Everest region and assortment of things related to the first Everest ascenders. Namche is the major trading center of the region that has restaurants, ATMs, a bakery and colorful market each Friday evening and Saturday. Also a few hours’ side trip to Khumjung Valley could be arranged where the travelers could take delight in local culture existing amidst the glorious mountain views.

    Max. altitude

    3,880

    Accomodation

    Tea house

    Meals

    Breakfast ,Lunch & Dinner

    A steep climb up to Kyangjuma Village is accompanied by the views of Thamserku, Katenga and Ama Dablam peaks. From here begins the most strenuous ascend of the day to Mong La, an extremely charming place perched on the vicinity of Mt. Khumbila accommodating an ancient historical Chorten at the center of its settlement area. A relaxing lunch in the area and the trek ahead is pleasing with the scenery of abundant plants and vegetation including wildflowers and rhododendrons accompanied by wildlife throughout the journey to Dole.

    Max. altitude

    4,110

    Accomodation

    Tea house

    Meals

    Breakfast ,Lunch & Dinner

    The trail starts up with scenic ridge above Dole and proceeds through amiable summer settlements and fascinating hamlet of Luza (4360m) along the Dudh Koshi Valley towards Maccherma, the last major settlement on the way to Gokyo. This is also the place where the Khumbu people first sighted Yeti in 1974. A visit to Himalayan Rescue Hospital is scheduled where the team attends a lecture regarding the altitude sickness, its precaution and primary treatment.

    Max. altitude

    4,110

    Accomodation

    Tea house

    Meals

    Breakfast ,Lunch & Dinner

    Climbing through a ridge Chorten, the team moves through Pangka (4480m) to terminal of Ngozamba Glacier towards Lake Longpongo on the bank of which is consigned the Lama footprints on a stone, passing through Lake Taboche Tsho towards the third lake by which Gokyo Village is settled. A relaxing lunch will be further rewarded with an amusing walk along Dudh Pokhari, the third lake.

    Max. altitude

    4,800

    Accomodation

    Tea house

    Meals

    Breakfast ,Lunch & Dinner

    Gokyo Ri will be scaled today if it hadn’t been done the previous day. The three to four hour climb is arduous, however, totally worth it! The views of the glaciers, lakes and peaks are awe-inspiring and mystifying. More mesmerizing is the sight of sunrays kissing the Everest. After descending the Gokyo Ri, lunch will be served just before we proceed on our trek to Thaknak.

    Max. altitude

    5,357

    Accomodation

    Tea house

    Meals

    Breakfast ,Lunch & Dinner

    One of the toughest days of the journey, trek to Cho-la Pass and Dzongla starts early at around 4-6 am. The steep trek includes a glacier traverse on the eastern side. Passing through frozen lake, steep and rocky trails and some crevasses, the convoy descends to Dzongla after the tough ascend to Cho-La Pass.

    Max. altitude

    5,367

    Accomodation

    Tea house

    Meals

    Breakfast ,Lunch & Dinner

    A short walk with more time for observation and relaxation fills this day with the transfixing views of Ama Dablam, Kangtega, Thamserku, Thaboche until the team arrives at Lobuche.

    Max. altitude

    4,940

    Accomodation

    Tea house

    Meals

    Breakfast ,Lunch & Dinner

    The trail to Gorak Shep goes through the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier convoyed with the revelation of Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Mahalangur, Mt. Lingtern and many more. A small ascend to Thangma Riju with further steep climb through the torrent of Changri Glacier takes us to Gorak Shep. A quick lunch and rest enables us to trek along the trail to Everest Base Camp through the once immense Gorak Shep Lake.

    Max. altitude

    5,364

    Accomodation

    Tea house

    Meals

    Breakfast ,Lunch & Dinner

    An early morning trek to Kala Patthar will commence on this day to witness the mesmerizing view of first day light embracing Mount Everest. Since it begins before the first light of dawn, dark and cold temperature is expected. After descending from Kala Patthar, breakfast is served. Descend to Pheriche shall commence as soon as all the team members have returned from their morning trek.

    Max. altitude

    4,280

    Accomodation

    Tea house

    Meals

    Breakfast ,Lunch & Dinner

    The route traverses through Dunghla, Khumbu Khola, Pheriche, Orsho and Shomare until Pangboche from where the footsteps are retraced down to Imja Khola and up through the forest to Debuche. If the trek is organized during the full moon of November or December, the convoy acquires a chance to witness the Mani Rimdu festival in Tengboche. After lunch in Tengboche, the trail follows the Dudh Koshi gorge descending rapidly through pine forests disembarking at Sansa moving further down up to Namche Bazaar.

    Accomodation

    Tea House

    Meals

    Breakfast ,Lunch & Dinner

    The journey from Namche Bazaar to Lukla is a nice descent through the beautiful landscape of Nepal's Everest area. The track is approximately 9 miles (14.5 kilometers) long and follows the steps accompanied during the climb, offering an unusual view of the spectacular surroundings. Trekkers descend via beautiful Sherpa villages, lush woods, and suspension bridges across the Dudh Koshi River. The journey back to Lukla combines a cultural experience with breathtaking mountain vistas, giving it a memorable end to the Everest Base Camp climb. Despite the route being the same, the journey from Namche Bazaar to Lukla feels completely different blessed with the views of open plains, rhododendron and pine forests and snowcapped mountain peaks.

    Max. altitude

    2,800

    Accomodation

    Tea house

    Meals

    Breakfast ,Lunch & Dinner

    The twenty five minute early morning flight to Kathmandu enables the team to either plan more sightseeing in Kathmandu or spend the rest of the day relaxing and shopping for souvenirs in Thamel with or without assistance of representative from Bharal Adventure. To commemorate the end of the adventurous expedition in the land of mountains, a farewell dinner shall be organized where the guests will have one more chance to indulge in the delicacy of authentic Nepali meal before they plan their next tour to the country.

    Max. altitude

    1,300

    Accomodation

    3*** Hotel (Hotel Woodapple or Kathmandu Suite Home & Kathmandu Garden Home)

    Meals

    Farewell Dinner

    The mountain expedition marks its end today with the team bidding goodbye to each other and sharing their farewell and well wishes during and after breakfast. The guests shall be escorted to the airport by a representative of Bharal Adventure three hours before their scheduled flight.

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    Includes

    • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
    • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
    • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
    • Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
    • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
    • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
    • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
    • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
    • An experienced, English speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (10 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
    • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
    • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
    • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
    • Bharal Adventure’s trekking bag/duffel bag and t-shirt yours to take
    • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
    • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
    • Certificate of Achievement by Bharal Adventure
    • Seasonal fruits during the trek after dinner 
    • All government and local taxes

    Doesn't Include

    • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. (A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 15 days can be obtained by paying US $30 or equivalent foreign currency, multiple entry visas for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 50 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 125. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
    • Excess baggage charge(s)
    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
    • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
    • International flights
    • Travel and rescue insurance
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, hot and cold drinks, shower, etc.)
    • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

    Reviews

    Memorable Hike in the Giants of the World

    We had a great trip to EBC, Cho La Pass and Gokyo in Nov. Suraj is a wonderful guide, who ensured the safety of the Hikers throughout the trip and at the same time very informative about mountains, people and cultures. From the day we arrived in Kathmandu until the day of our return from Kathmandu, all the arrangements like Stay, Food, flight travel were very nice. Big Thank you to Bharal Adventures Arjun, Suraj, and the excellent Porters. Hope to see you and the majestic mountains soon!

    Bharathi
    Hong Kong

    Excellent people!

    After many searches on the internet, fate took me to contact Arjun, one of the founder of Bharal Adventure. After emailing for 2 months, I eventually took the trip to EBC. Arjun, despite being on the road or enroute to EBC always did his best to reply to my email or whatsapp and patiently responded to my question. He did that in between is trekking whenever he got internet access. This includes giving me a very good price for the trip. So, I took the trip in Apri to May 2018. I was met by Bharal Team at the Airport and took my hotel. The first impression was really good as the Team really looked after me well. They ensure everything was ok and constantly checking with me if everything was ok. They also ensure that I contact them if I needed assistance. I met Arjun the night before the trip. He is a very nice, pleasant and polite young man. He is very open to all the situations that I might face including the additional costs that might be incurred such as personal shopping, extra meals and coffees, tipping, etc. There were 5 of us in a group that trekked to EBC. We met at the airport in Kathmandu heading for Lukla. In Lukla, we were accompanied by 2 porters and 1 Sherpa and a group leader. So, there were 9 of us together as a team. The trip went very well despite we had to medivac 2 of our team members at Gorekshep. The Team organized the helicopter the night before and constantly in contact with their team member in Kathmandu to ensure our team members are looked after when they reached Kathmandu by helicopter. The rest of us, continued our trip to Cho La Pass and Gokyo Ri Lake. The view was fantastic. I promise myself, circumstances forbid, that I will be coming back and heading for higher altitudes. We completed the trip and along the way we built not only friendship with the entire team (including the sherpa and porters) but also a small family that travel and solve the issues together. When we arrived back at Lukla, we were stranded for 1 day due to bad weather. Our team leader ensured that we eat and sleep well and did his best through his connections to get us on the first flight the following day, despite we missed our original flight and there were many other passengers. In summary, the trip went very well and we were looked after extremely well by professional team of Bharal Adventure. My recommendation to potential clients of Bharal Adventure, if you have needs or concerns (including cost) please just be open to them. They are open, respected and young people who place trust and honesty very high in their business dealings.

    MaiJanfad M
    United States

    Everest Base Camp & Gokyo

    My two friends and I went hiking to Everest base camp and Gokyo for 15 days between 7-22 November 2019.It was a worth booking with Bharal Adventure. The team has been great, professional, reliable, efficient, caring and friendly: guide & porters. Would fully recommend - in fact, planning our next adventure! Our guide:: Suraj local knowledge and support really made the trip extra special. The views simply cannot be put into words and awaiting for next adventure.

    Sargunan
    South Africa

    EBC & CHOLA PASS TREKKING

    A Month has passed and entire journey still fresh in mind. Year 2019 has been fulfilled with the most exciting journey of EBC and CHOLA PASS TREKKING. The scenery was amazing despite challenging trails. Thanks to BHARAL ADVENTURE especially our beloved guide Suraj Dhakal for making our dream come true. Without their commitment its not possible. Also to my team Sargunan and Bharathi, we had a wonderful experience

    Kayal Vili
    India

    In good hands!

    I write this review on behalf of my 73 year old mom who recently completed an EBC trek with Bharal. Arjun saw to every detail and took exceptional care of my mom and her friends. Arjun was patient, kind and thoughtful and made the trek a truly memorable one for my mom. She highly recommends Arjun and Bharal to anyone who's up for adventure in Nepal!

    ShanaKoh
    Singapore

    EBC trekking on 2 Sept - 16 Sept 2023

    Really appreciated Bharal Adventure taking care of us throughout the journey You are not just a mountain guide but also a friend to us Your patience and listening to our needs makes me feel heart warming This is my first time to Nepal but not the last~ Looking forward to our next trip with you 😊

    Snow S
    Malaysia

    Unforgettable once in a lifetime experience To EBC led by Arjun & 3 amazing porters

    Our journey started in 3 different cities in Malaysia, 6 travellers in all - Myself and my good friend Ray started out from Johor Bahru, Suk(the only female in our group) & Ricgen's journey started from Mallaca, the 4 of us met with See and Su in their home town of Kuala Lumpur, (KL) Malaysia. 6 of us met in KL and departed from KL international airport for Kathmandu Nepal. where Arjun Dhakal met us at the airport and we transferred to our hotel and finalized all details for the EBC trek. The next day we flew out to Lukla and this is where the real adventure began. The actual trip is a story for another time all I will say is that this adventure was absolutely amazing in fact so amazing that I'm contemplating doing ABC with Arjun next year sometime. Arjun and his team were very professional, his personable character allows for a very relaxed but very organized approach to everything during our trip. The EBC adventure was one of the most amazing adventures I have ever experienced I would add that this trip rates equal to The Kokoda trek I completed in Papua Nuigini. I want to express my gratitude to Arjun Dhakal and his team at Bharal adventures you were amazing and I would recommend this team to anyone interested in doing EBC Kind Regards & friends for life Gavin Page

    Gavin Page
    South Africa
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    Equipment List

    EQUIPMENT & PACKING LIST FOR Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass Trek ( IMPORTANT NOTE )

    This list is a guideline to help you pack for your adventure. Also understand that the items listed below will vary a little according to the season and the trek duration. The weight limit for your luggage is 15 kg including your Hand Bags. Remember that your luggage will be carried by your porter but you are required to carry a day-pack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. We also suggest that you pack only what is necessary. 

    Important documents and items

    • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
    • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
    • Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
    • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.

    Head
    • Bandana or head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions
    • Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
    • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
    • Sunglasses with UV protection
    • Prescription sunglasses (if required)

    Upper Body
    • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
    • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
    • Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
    • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
    • Down vest and/or jacket *
    • Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable

    Hands
    • 1 pair of lightweight poly-liner gloves.
    • 1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves
    • 1 pair of mittens, consists of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched with a very warm polar-fleece mitt liner (seasonal)

    Lower Body
    • Non-cotton underwear briefs
    • 1 pair of Hiking shorts
    • 1 pair of Hiking trousers
    • 1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
    • 1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
    • 1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric

    Feet
    • 2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
    • 2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
    • 1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water resistant, ankle support, broken in)
    • 1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
    • Cotton socks (optional)
    • Gaiters (winter only), optional, low ankle high version

    Sleeping
    • 1 sleeping bag
    • Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)
    • Rucksack and Travel Bags
    • 1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters/3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carryon)
    • 1 large duffel bag  
    • A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables, should have good shoulder padding
    • Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
    • 2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)

    Medical
    • Small, personal first-aid kit. (simple and light)
    • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
    • 1 skin-blister repair kit
    • Anti-diarrhea pills
    • Anti-headache pills
    • Cough and/or cold medicine
    • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
    • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
    • Water purification tablets or water filter
    • 1 set of earplugs
    • Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies
    • Practical Items
    • 1 small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing-repair kit
    • 1 cigarette lighter, 1 small box of matches if you do smoke 
    • 1 compass or GPS(optional)
    • 1 alarm clock/watch
    • 1 digital camera with extra cards and batteries
    • large Ziplocs
    • 1 water bottles (1 liter each)
    • 1 small folding knife
    • Binoculars (optional)
    • 4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks

    Toiletries
    • 1 medium-sized quick drying towel
    • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
    • Multi-purpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
    • Deodorants
    • Nail clippers
    • Face and body moisturizer
    • Female hygiene products
    • Small mirror
    • Personal Hygiene
    • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
    • Tissue /toilet roll

    Frequently Asked Questions

    The Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass trek usually takes around 16 to 18 days, including acclimatization days and the journey to both Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Valley.

    Cho La Pass is a high mountain pass at an altitude of approximately 5,420 meters (17,782 feet). It connects the valleys of Gokyo and Everest Base Camp. Crossing Cho La Pass is challenging and rewarding, offering breathtaking views of surrounding peaks.

    The trek is considered challenging due to the high altitude, steep ascents and descents, and crossing the Cho La Pass. Good physical fitness and prior trekking experience are highly recommended.

    You will need permits such as the Sagarmatha National Park Permit and the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entry Permit for the Cho La Pass trek.

    Yes, acclimatization is crucial due to the high altitude. The trek includes rest days at Namche Bazaar, Dingboche, and Gokyo to help trekkers acclimatize properly.

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