Everest Cho-la (21 Days)


Following the exciting mountain flight into Lukla we trek to the Sherpa market town of Namche Bazaar. Continuing up the Gokyo Valley there are excellent views of the Thamserku and Kang Taiga summits. From Gokyo Peak the 360-degree panorama is stunning – snow peaks, Nepal’s largest glacier, moraine and tranquil glacial lakes. The return is via Tengboche Gompa, the most important Buddhist center of the region with the imposing peak of Thamserku looming over the trail.

Grade 4
Max. Alt. 5545m

ITINERARY :
Day  Activities Altitude
Time
1 Arrive Kathmandu
1300m
2 Kathmandu
3 Fly to Lukla
2800m
¾ hr
Phakding
2600m
5 hrs
4 Namche Bazaar
3450m
5 hrs
5 Rest day (Thame Valley)
6 Phortse Tenga
3700m
4 hrs
7 Lhabarma
4330m
4 hrs
8 Machherma
4470m
3 hrs
9 Gokyo
4800m
4½ hrs
10 Gokyo Peak
5400m
Cho La (pass) Phedi W
5000m
6 hrs
11 Cho La
5400m
Cho La Phedi E
5050m
7 hrs
12 Lobuche
4900m
3 hrs
13 Kala Patthar
5545m
Lobuche
4900m
8 hrs
14 Dingboche
4400m
3 hrs
15 Rest day (Chhukung Valley)
16 Tengboche
3860m
3½ hrs
17 Namche Bazaar
3450m
5 hrs
18 Phakding
2600m
4 hrs
19 Lukla
2800m
4 hrs
20 Fly to Kathmandu
1300m
¾ hr
21 Rest day (Chhukung Valley)