Oct 14 - Oct 30, 2020  confirmed

Everest Base Camp via Cho La, via Kongma La, Fifth Lake & Ngozumpa Tse, and via Chukhung Ri Climb (17 days)
Everest Region, Nepal

Rating: | 22 reviews
Difficulty: strenuous

Private trek | 3 confirmed trekkers

Everest Base Camp via Cho La, via Kongma La, Fifth Lake & Ngozumpa Tse, and via Chukhung Ri Climb
$303 usd
For 1 person to join this trek
Guide & Permits Only
Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees:
$9.32 /day per person for guide
+ $7.50 per person for guide's insurance
+ $42.50 per person for guide's transport
+ $13.81 per person for vat tax
+ $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
  • VAT Tax 13% Nepal Government Tax
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
    + $2.21 per day per porter for vat tax (porter)

  • 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

  • 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

Guide
Diku
Languages
English, Nepali, Hindi, & Sherpa
Ratings
great

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Currently 3 Trekkers
3 confirmed trekkers
confirmed

John (United States)

With 2 guests: Brice (France) and Felix (France)

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 Chukhung Ri Climb: The climb to the 5550 m (18,209 ft) summit of Chukhung Ri is a tough lung busting struggle, but the reward is a panoramic view of Makalu, Island Peak, Ama Dablam, and the glacial lake of Imja Tsho. This should only be attempted if you feel well acclimatized at Chukhung.

Side trip Fifth Lake & Ngozumpa Tse: Gokyo valley’s 5th Lake and the rocky outcropping between the 5th and 6th lakes known as Ngozumpa Tse is a great day hike option for those who want to spend an extra day in Gokyo. The challenging hike leads up into the remote and desolate upper Gokyo Valley. The view from Ngozumpa Tse is jaw-dropping.

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.

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 Cho La, via Kongma La, Fifth Lake & Ngozumpa Tse, and via Chukhung Ri Climb
(Elevation Profile)

Itinerary
(17 days / 16 nights )
created by John (United States)

Wed Oct 14 (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 Oct 15 (day 2)

Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

About 5 hours from Phakding
Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.8°C (59°F) and lows of about 0.8°C (33°F) in October.

Namche Bazaar
Fri Oct 16 (day 3)

Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.8°C (59°F) and lows of about 0.8°C (33°F) in October.

Sat Oct 17 (day 4)

Tengboche (3870 m)

About 5 hours from Namche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 12.2°C (54°F) and lows of about -1.8°C (29°F) in October.

Tengboche
Sun Oct 18 (day 5)

Pangboche (3930 m)

About 2 hours from Tengboche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.8°C (53°F) and lows of about -2.2°C (28°F) in October.

Pangboche

Dingboche (4410 m)

About 5 hours from Tengboche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 8.9°C (48°F) and lows of about -5.1°C (23°F) in October.

Dingboche
Mon Oct 19 (day 6)

Dingboche (4410 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 8.9°C (48°F) and lows of about -5.1°C (23°F) in October.

Tue Oct 20 (day 7)

Chukhung (4730 m)

About 3 hours from Dingboche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 7.0°C (45°F) and lows of about -7.0°C (19°F) in October.

Chukhung
Wed Oct 21 (day 8)

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 5.3°C (42°F) and lows of about -8.7°C (16°F) in October.

Imja Tsho (Lake)

Chukhung (4730 m)

While technically it is possible to go to both Chukhung Ri and Imja Tsho in a day with one in the morning and the other in the afternoon it is highly recommended if you wish to go to both to add an extra night between the two day hikes in Chukhung, or to choose to go to one or the other.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 7.0°C (45°F) and lows of about -7.0°C (19°F) in October.

Chukhung

Chukhung Ri (5550 m)

About 3-4 hours up and 1-2 hours back down to Chukhung
Expect typical high termperatures of about 2.1°C (36°F) and lows of about -11.9°C (11°F) in October.

Chukhung Ri

Chukhung (4730 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 7.0°C (45°F) and lows of about -7.0°C (19°F) in October.

Chukhung
Thu Oct 22 (day 9)

Kongma La Pass (5535 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 2.2°C (36°F) and lows of about -11.8°C (11°F) in October.

Kongma La Pass

Lobuche (4940 m)

About 6-9 hours from Chukhung via the Kongma La
Expect typical high termperatures of about 5.8°C (42°F) and lows of about -8.2°C (17°F) in October.

Fri Oct 23 (day 10)

Gorak Shep (5164 m)

About 2-3 hours from Lobuche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 4.4°C (40°F) and lows of about -9.6°C (15°F) in October.

Gorak Shep

Everest Base Camp (5380 m)

About 3 hours from Gorak Shep
Expect typical high termperatures of about 3.1°C (38°F) and lows of about -10.9°C (12°F) in October.

Everest Base Camp

Gorak Shep (5164 m)

About 3 hours from Everest Base Camp
Expect typical high termperatures of about 4.4°C (40°F) and lows of about -9.6°C (15°F) in October.

Gorak Shep
Sat Oct 24 (day 11)

Kala Patthar (5643 m)

About 1-2 hours to climb Kala Patthar from Gorak Shep
Expect typical high termperatures of about 1.5°C (35°F) and lows of about -12.5°C (10°F) in October.

Kala Patthar

Gorak Shep (5164 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 4.4°C (40°F) and lows of about -9.6°C (15°F) in October.

Gorak Shep

Lobuche (4940 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 5.8°C (42°F) and lows of about -8.2°C (17°F) in October.

Dzongla (4800 m)

About 5-6 hours from Gorak Shep
Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.6°C (44°F) and lows of about -7.4°C (19°F) in October.

Dzongla
Sun Oct 25 (day 12)

Cho La Pass (5420 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 2.9°C (37°F) and lows of about -11.1°C (12°F) in October.

Cho La Pass

Dragnag (4800 m)

About 5-6 hours from Dzongla via the Cho La
Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.6°C (44°F) and lows of about -7.4°C (19°F) in October.

Dragnag

Gokyo (4750 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.9°C (44°F) and lows of about -7.1°C (19°F) in October.

Gokyo
Mon Oct 26 (day 13)

Gokyo 5th Lake (5000 m)

About 4-5 hours from Gokyo
Expect typical high termperatures of about 5.4°C (42°F) and lows of about -8.6°C (17°F) in October.

Gokyo 5th Lake

Ngozumpa Tse (5553 m)

About 1 hour ascent from 5th Lake
Expect typical high termperatures of about 2.1°C (36°F) and lows of about -11.9°C (11°F) in October.

Ngozumpa Tse

Gokyo (4750 m)

About 3-4 hour return from 5th Lake
Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.9°C (44°F) and lows of about -7.1°C (19°F) in October.

Gokyo
Tue Oct 27 (day 14)

Gokyo Ri (5360 m)

About 1-2 hour ascent from Gokyo
Expect typical high termperatures of about 3.2°C (38°F) and lows of about -10.8°C (13°F) in October.

Gokyo Ri

Gokyo (4750 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.9°C (44°F) and lows of about -7.1°C (19°F) in October.

Gokyo

Phortse (3840 m)

About 5-7 hours from Gokyo
Expect typical high termperatures of about 12.4°C (54°F) and lows of about -1.6°C (29°F) in October.

Phortse
Wed Oct 28 (day 15)

Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

About 3-5 hours from Phortse
Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.8°C (59°F) and lows of about 0.8°C (33°F) in October.

Namche Bazaar
Thu Oct 29 (day 16)

Lukla (2860 m)

About 5-7 hours from Namche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.2°C (65°F) and lows of about 4.2°C (40°F) in October.

Lukla
Fri Oct 30 (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 27.4°C (81°F) and lows of about 13.4°C (56°F) in October.

Kathmandu