Oct 31 - Nov 16, 2018  unconfirmed

This trip has been proposed but will not be confirmed with the guide until a payment has been made.

Everest Base Camp via Kongma La, via Cho La, and via Renjo La (17 days)
Everest Region, Nepal

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Difficulty: strenuous

Public trek | 2 interested and 0 confirmed trekkers

Everest Base Camp via Kongma La, via Cho La, and via Renjo La
$746 usd
For 1 person to join this trek
Guide & Permits Only

Price drops to $318 if 2 interested trekkers join this trek

Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees:
$30.02 /day per person for guide
+ $140 per person for guide's transport
+ $30 per person for guide's insurance
+ $65 per person for permits

Teahouse lodging, food, & transportation paid separately.

Included Services
  • Permits Sagarmatha National Park Entry and Local Everest Region Tax
  • Guide Guide's wages, food, lodging, insurance, and transport
Optional Services (Porter)
  • Porter Each porter may carry no more than 20 kg (44 lb). One porter is usually enough for 2 people's gear. Government required insurance covers the porter in case of an accident while on the trip.
    $20 per day per porter

    + $30 per porter for porter's insurance

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This is the most popular and iconic trek. Follow the footsteps of Tenzing Norgay, Edmund Hillary, and those that followed to the base of the highest mountain in the world. En route, you’ll pass the centuries old Buddhist monastery of Tengboche and hike alongside the Khumbu glacier to Gorak Shep, the last permanent encampment before Everest Basecamp. In addition to Everest Basecamp, you will climb to the dizzying height of 5643 m (18,513 ft) and view one of the most magnificent panoramas in the Himalayas atop Kala Patthar. Those with a little more time and a sense of adventure can add side trips via the spectacular Kongma La pass, the Cho La pass, and the Renjo La Pass.

Side trip via Cho La: The most popular of the three passes in the Khumbu region, the trail via Cho La (5420 m) provides stunning vistas along the high route between Everest Basecamp and the Gokyo Valley. With its series of lakes, the Gokyo Valley is probably one of the most beautiful valleys in the Khumbu Region, while the view from Gokyo Re rivals any of the trekking viewpoints in the Khumbu, including a more complete – if a bit further away – view of Mt Everest.

Side trip via Kongma La: Probably the least traversed of the classic three passes in the Khumbu region, the path to the Kongma La (5535 m) offers a spectacular but strenuous route between Chukhung and Lobuche. This pass offers unparalleled views of what many regard as one of the most beautiful mountains in Khumbu, the pointed spired of Ama Dablam. While in Chukhung, you may wish to spend an additional day and climb Chukhung Ri for a panorama of the Chukhung Valley, or hike to the alpine lake of Imja Tsho.

Side trip via Renjo La: The path via the Renjo La (5340 m) provides a more strenuous route from Gokyo back to Namche Bazaar via the barren and beautiful Bhote Valley, and the Sherpa Village of Thame. Ascending from Gokyo to the Renjo La provides jaw dropping views of Mt. Everest with Gokyo Lake below.

Weather Conditions in October

October begins the most popular time to trek, with moderate temperatures, clear skies in the wake of the monsoon, and a low chance of rain and snow. In recent years, the monsoon rains have receded later with weather patterns typically stabilizing in mid-October. While the chance of snow is decreased, there is the possibility of a heavy snowfall at higher elevations. If ill-timed and prolonged, this can make it difficult to cross some passes.

At a glance
On average there are 4 days with precipitation in October. The highest point on the trek is Kala Patthar at 5643 m. During October, expect high temperatures of around 1.5°C (35°F) and lows down to -12.5°C (10°F) at Kala Patthar.

Everest Base Camp via Kongma La, via Cho La, and via Renjo La
(Elevation Profile)

Itinerary
(17 days / 16 nights )
created by Tomasz

Wed Oct 31 (day 1)

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 27.4°C (81°F) and lows of about 13.4°C (56°F) in October.

Kathmandu
Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $180.00
Travel time: 30 minutes

Lukla (2860 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.2°C (65°F) and lows of about 4.2°C (40°F) in October.

Lukla

Phakding (2860 m)

About 3 hours from Lukla
Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.2°C (65°F) and lows of about 4.2°C (40°F) in October.

Phakding
Thu Nov 1 (day 2)

Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

About 5 hours from Phakding
Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.8°C (53°F) and lows of about -4.2°C (24°F) in November.

Namche Bazaar
Fri Nov 2 (day 3)

Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.8°C (53°F) and lows of about -4.2°C (24°F) in November.

Sat Nov 3 (day 4)

Tengboche (3870 m)

About 5 hours from Namche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 9.2°C (49°F) and lows of about -6.8°C (20°F) in November.

Tengboche
Sun Nov 4 (day 5)

Pangboche (3930 m)

About 2 hours from Tengboche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 8.8°C (48°F) and lows of about -7.2°C (19°F) in November.

Pangboche
Mon Nov 5 (day 6)

Dingboche (4410 m)

About 5 hours from Tengboche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 5.9°C (43°F) and lows of about -10.1°C (14°F) in November.

Dingboche
Tue Nov 6 (day 7)

Dingboche (4410 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 5.9°C (43°F) and lows of about -10.1°C (14°F) in November.

Wed Nov 7 (day 8)

Chukhung (4730 m)

About 3 hours from Dingboche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 4.0°C (39°F) and lows of about -12.0°C (10°F) in November.

Chukhung
Thu Nov 8 (day 9)

Imja Tsho (Lake) (5010 m)

Acclimatization hike to the Glacial lake of Imja Tsho about 3-5 hours round trip from Chukhung
Expect typical high termperatures of about 2.3°C (36°F) and lows of about -13.7°C (7°F) in November.

Imja Tsho (Lake)

Chukhung (4730 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 4.0°C (39°F) and lows of about -12.0°C (10°F) in November.

Chukhung
Fri Nov 9 (day 10)

Kongma La Pass (5535 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about -0.8°C (31°F) and lows of about -16.8°C (2°F) in November.

Kongma La Pass

Lobuche (4940 m)

About 6-9 hours from Chukhung via the Kongma La
Expect typical high termperatures of about 2.8°C (37°F) and lows of about -13.2°C (8°F) in November.

Sat Nov 10 (day 11)

Gorak Shep (5164 m)

About 2-3 hours from Lobuche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 1.4°C (35°F) and lows of about -14.6°C (6°F) in November.

Gorak Shep

Everest Base Camp (5380 m)

About 3 hours from Gorak Shep
Expect typical high termperatures of about 0.1°C (32°F) and lows of about -15.9°C (3°F) in November.

Everest Base Camp

Gorak Shep (5164 m)

About 3 hours from Everest Base Camp
Expect typical high termperatures of about 1.4°C (35°F) and lows of about -14.6°C (6°F) in November.

Gorak Shep
Sun Nov 11 (day 12)

Kala Patthar (5643 m)

About 1-2 hours to climb Kala Patthar from Gorak Shep
Expect typical high termperatures of about -1.5°C (29°F) and lows of about -17.5°C (1°F) in November.

Kala Patthar

Gorak Shep (5164 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 1.4°C (35°F) and lows of about -14.6°C (6°F) in November.

Gorak Shep

Lobuche (4940 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 2.8°C (37°F) and lows of about -13.2°C (8°F) in November.

Dzongla (4800 m)

About 5-6 hours from Gorak Shep
Expect typical high termperatures of about 3.6°C (38°F) and lows of about -12.4°C (10°F) in November.

Dzongla
Mon Nov 12 (day 13)

Cho La Pass (5420 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about -0.1°C (32°F) and lows of about -16.1°C (3°F) in November.

Cho La Pass

Dragnag (4800 m)

About 5-6 hours from Dzongla via the Cho La
Expect typical high termperatures of about 3.6°C (38°F) and lows of about -12.4°C (10°F) in November.

Dragnag

Gokyo (4750 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 3.9°C (39°F) and lows of about -12.1°C (10°F) in November.

Gokyo
Tue Nov 13 (day 14)

Renjo La Pass (5340 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 0.4°C (33°F) and lows of about -15.6°C (4°F) in November.

Renjo La Pass

Lungden (4380 m)

About 6-8 hours from Gokyo
Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.1°C (43°F) and lows of about -9.9°C (14°F) in November.

Lungden
Wed Nov 14 (day 15)

Thame (3820 m)

About 3 hours from Lungdhen
Expect typical high termperatures of about 9.5°C (49°F) and lows of about -6.5°C (20°F) in November.

Thame

Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

About 2-3 hours from Thame
Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.8°C (53°F) and lows of about -4.2°C (24°F) in November.

Namche Bazaar
Thu Nov 15 (day 16)

Lukla (2860 m)

About 5-7 hours from Namche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.2°C (59°F) and lows of about -0.8°C (31°F) in November.

Lukla
Fri Nov 16 (day 17)
Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $180.00
Travel time: 30 minutes

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 24.4°C (76°F) and lows of about 8.4°C (47°F) in November.

Kathmandu