Attention: April 1 to June 30, 2019 renovations at Kathmandu Airport (TIA) may require that flights to/from Lukla leave from Ramechhap a 4-6 hour drive from Kathmandu. Additional transportation and possibly lodging may be required. We will keep you updated.

Apr 7 - Apr 21, 2019  confirmed

Everest Base Camp via Cho La (15 days)
Everest Region, Nepal

Rating: | 13 reviews
Difficulty: strenuous

Private trek | 1 confirmed trekker

Everest Base Camp via Cho La
$430 usd
For 1 person to join this trek
Guide & Permits Only
Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees:
$16.64 /day per person for guide
+ $15 per person for guide's insurance
+ $85 per person for guide's transport
+ $65 per person for permits
+ $15 for private trek surcharge

Teahouse lodging, food, & transportation paid separately.

Included Services
  • Permits Sagarmatha National Park Entry and Local Everest Region Tax
  • Guide Guide's wages, food, lodging, and insurance
  • Guide's 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

  • Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu Booking the flight with the trek insures that the guide will be able to be on the same flight in addition transport to/from the Kathmandu airport from your hotel is included.
    $180 per person

    + $15 per person for service/transport fee

  • Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla Booking the flight with the trek insures that the guide will be able to be on the same flight in addition transport to/from the Kathmandu airport from your hotel is included.
    $180 per person

    + $15 per person for service/transport fee

Guide
Lali (Laxmi)
Languages
English, Hindi, and Nepali
Ratings
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Ashleigh (Australia)


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Ashleigh (Australia)
itinerary creator

Hi I'm Ash, I am a 33 year old from Australia. I am travelling for 7 weeks around Nepal and Sri Lanka- I am keen to explore the country and meet some local people :)

This is the most popular and iconic trek in the Khumbu. 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.

Weather Conditions in April

April is the peak of the ‘Spring Season’, with more moderate temperatures and still relatively few days of precipitation. Clear mornings and cloudy afternoons are typical, with clouds clearing up just before or just after sunset. Trekkers should also be prepared for the occasional rain shower, especially towards the end of the month. At high altitudes occasional snow storms are possible.

At a glance
On average there are 6 days with precipitation in April. The highest point on the trek is Kala Patthar at 5643 m. During April, expect high temperatures of around 2.5°C (37°F) and lows down to -13.5°C (8°F) at Kala Patthar.

Everest Base Camp via Cho La
(Elevation Profile)

Itinerary
(15 days / 14 nights )
created by Ashleigh (Australia)

Sun Apr 7 (day 1)

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 28.4°C (83°F) and lows of about 12.4°C (54°F) in April.

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 19.2°C (67°F) and lows of about 3.2°C (38°F) in April.

Lukla

Phakding (2860 m)

About 3 hours from Lukla
Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.2°C (67°F) and lows of about 3.2°C (38°F) in April.

Phakding
Mon Apr 8 (day 2)

Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

About 5 hours from Phakding
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.8°C (60°F) and lows of about -0.2°C (32°F) in April.

Namche Bazaar
Tue Apr 9 (day 3)

Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.8°C (60°F) and lows of about -0.2°C (32°F) in April.

Wed Apr 10 (day 4)

Tengboche (3870 m)

About 5 hours from Namche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 13.2°C (56°F) and lows of about -2.8°C (27°F) in April.

Tengboche
Thu Apr 11 (day 5)

Pangboche (3930 m)

About 2 hours from Tengboche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 12.8°C (55°F) and lows of about -3.2°C (26°F) in April.

Pangboche

Dingboche (4410 m)

About 5 hours from Tengboche or 3 hours from Pangboche (also possible to stay in Pheriche)
Expect typical high termperatures of about 9.9°C (50°F) and lows of about -6.1°C (21°F) in April.

Dingboche
Fri Apr 12 (day 6)

Dingboche (4410 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 9.9°C (50°F) and lows of about -6.1°C (21°F) in April.

Sat Apr 13 (day 7)

Lobuche (4940 m)

About 4-5 hours from Dingboche (or Pheriche)
Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.8°C (44°F) and lows of about -9.2°C (15°F) in April.

Sun Apr 14 (day 8)

Gorak Shep (5164 m)

About 2-3 hours from Lobuche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 5.4°C (42°F) and lows of about -10.6°C (13°F) in April.

Gorak Shep

Everest Base Camp (5380 m)

About 3 hours from Gorak Shep
Expect typical high termperatures of about 4.1°C (39°F) and lows of about -11.9°C (11°F) in April.

Everest Base Camp

Gorak Shep (5164 m)

About 3 hours from Everest Base Camp
Expect typical high termperatures of about 5.4°C (42°F) and lows of about -10.6°C (13°F) in April.

Gorak Shep
Mon Apr 15 (day 9)

Kala Patthar (5643 m)

About 1-2 hours to climb Kala Patthar from Gorak Shep
Expect typical high termperatures of about 2.5°C (37°F) and lows of about -13.5°C (8°F) in April.

Kala Patthar

Gorak Shep (5164 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 5.4°C (42°F) and lows of about -10.6°C (13°F) in April.

Gorak Shep

Lobuche (4940 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.8°C (44°F) and lows of about -9.2°C (15°F) in April.

Dzongla (4800 m)

About 5-6 hours from Gorak Shep
Expect typical high termperatures of about 7.6°C (46°F) and lows of about -8.4°C (17°F) in April.

Dzongla
Tue Apr 16 (day 10)

Cho La Pass (5420 m)

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

Cho La Pass

Dragnag (4800 m)

About 5-6 hours from Dzongla via the Cho La
Expect typical high termperatures of about 7.6°C (46°F) and lows of about -8.4°C (17°F) in April.

Dragnag

Gokyo (4750 m)

About 3 hours from Dragnag (or Thangnag)
Expect typical high termperatures of about 7.9°C (46°F) and lows of about -8.1°C (17°F) in April.

Gokyo
Wed Apr 17 (day 11)

Gokyo (4750 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 7.9°C (46°F) and lows of about -8.1°C (17°F) in April.

Thu Apr 18 (day 12)

Gokyo Ri (5360 m)

About 1-2 hour ascent from Gokyo
Expect typical high termperatures of about 4.2°C (40°F) and lows of about -11.8°C (11°F) in April.

Gokyo Ri

Gokyo (4750 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 7.9°C (46°F) and lows of about -8.1°C (17°F) in April.

Gokyo

Phortse (3840 m)

About 5-7 hours from Gokyo
Expect typical high termperatures of about 13.4°C (56°F) and lows of about -2.6°C (27°F) in April.

Phortse
Fri Apr 19 (day 13)

Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

About 3-5 hours from Phortse
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.8°C (60°F) and lows of about -0.2°C (32°F) in April.

Namche Bazaar
Sat Apr 20 (day 14)

Lukla (2860 m)

About 5-7 hours from Namche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.2°C (67°F) and lows of about 3.2°C (38°F) in April.

Lukla
Sun Apr 21 (day 15)
Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $180.00
Travel time: 30 minutes

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 28.4°C (83°F) and lows of about 12.4°C (54°F) in April.

Kathmandu