Feb 1 - Feb 15, 2018  confirmed

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

Rating: | 10 reviews
Difficulty: strenuous

Private trek | 1 interested and 2 confirmed trekkers

Everest Base Camp via Cho La
$287 usd
For 1 person to join this trek
Guide & Permits Only

Price drops to $241 if 1 interested trekker joins this trek

Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees:
$11.18 /day per person for guide
+ $46.67 per person for guide's transport
+ $65 per person for permits
+ $6.67 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, insurance, and transport
Guide
Pema Futi
Languages
English, Nepali, Sherpa
Ratings
great
Currently 3 Trekkers
1 interested and 2 confirmed trekkers
unconfirmed

Ben (New Zealand)


confirmed

Lucy (New Zealand)

With 1 guest: Ben (New Zealand)

Trip Board (1)

Lucy (New Zealand)
itinerary creator

Hey, I'm Lucy. I'm 23 from Wellington, New Zealand and have a love of the outdoors, having been tramping (NZ's version of 'trekking') all throughout New Zealand from a young age with my family. I've been fascinated by Nepal and the Himalayas for a long time and have always wanted to visit. My parents attempted the EBC trek long before I came into existance but unfortunately, due to sickness, they were unable to finish the trek and get to base camp. So its my goal to make it there! I would love to meet other female trekkers, so if there are any solo women out there, I'd love for you to join my trek :)

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.

Weather Conditions in February

February has a slightly higher chance of precipitation than January and a slight increase in the chance of clouds, but in general it is typically a very dry month. While there is little rain, skies in the hills and valleys further from the high mountains can be hazy from dust and pollution. At high altitudes, temperatures can drop to well below freezing. Even during the day, temperatures may not rise much above freezing, if at all, and the snow that does fall doesn’t melt and can become hard and icy. This can make crossing high passes more difficult. During this season it may be wise to bring crampons or at a minimum a good trekking pole.

At a glance
On average there are 3 days with precipitation in February. The highest point on the trek is Kala Patthar at 5643 m. During February, expect high temperatures of around -4.5°C (24°F) and lows down to -21.5°C (-7°F) at Kala Patthar.

Everest Base Camp via Cho La
(Elevation Profile)

Itinerary
(15 days / 14 nights )
created by Lucy (New Zealand)

Thu Feb 1 (day 1)

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 21.4°C (71°F) and lows of about 4.4°C (40°F) in February.

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 12.2°C (54°F) and lows of about -4.8°C (23°F) in February.

Lukla

Phakding (2860 m)

About 3 hours from Lukla
Expect typical high termperatures of about 12.2°C (54°F) and lows of about -4.8°C (23°F) in February.

Phakding
Fri Feb 2 (day 2)

Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

About 5 hours from Phakding
Expect typical high termperatures of about 8.8°C (48°F) and lows of about -8.2°C (17°F) in February.

Namche Bazaar
Sat Feb 3 (day 3)

Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 8.8°C (48°F) and lows of about -8.2°C (17°F) in February.

Sun Feb 4 (day 4)

Tengboche (3870 m)

About 5 hours from Namche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.2°C (43°F) and lows of about -10.8°C (13°F) in February.

Tengboche
Mon Feb 5 (day 5)

Pangboche (3930 m)

About 2 hours from Tengboche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 5.8°C (42°F) and lows of about -11.2°C (12°F) in February.

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 2.9°C (37°F) and lows of about -14.1°C (7°F) in February.

Dingboche
Tue Feb 6 (day 6)

Dingboche (4410 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 2.9°C (37°F) and lows of about -14.1°C (7°F) in February.

Wed Feb 7 (day 7)

Lobuche (4940 m)

About 4-5 hours from Dingboche (or Pheriche)
Expect typical high termperatures of about -0.2°C (32°F) and lows of about -17.2°C (1°F) in February.

Thu Feb 8 (day 8)

Gorak Shep (5164 m)

About 2-3 hours from Lobuche
Expect typical high termperatures of about -1.6°C (29°F) and lows of about -18.6°C (-1°F) in February.

Gorak Shep

Everest Base Camp (5380 m)

About 3 hours from Gorak Shep
Expect typical high termperatures of about -2.9°C (27°F) and lows of about -19.9°C (-4°F) in February.

Everest Base Camp

Gorak Shep (5164 m)

About 3 hours from Everest Base Camp
Expect typical high termperatures of about -1.6°C (29°F) and lows of about -18.6°C (-1°F) in February.

Gorak Shep
Fri Feb 9 (day 9)

Kala Patthar (5643 m)

About 1-2 hours to climb Kala Patthar from Gorak Shep
Expect typical high termperatures of about -4.5°C (24°F) and lows of about -21.5°C (-7°F) in February.

Kala Patthar

Lobuche (4940 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about -0.2°C (32°F) and lows of about -17.2°C (1°F) in February.

Dzongla (4800 m)

About 5-6 hours from Gorak Shep
Expect typical high termperatures of about 0.6°C (33°F) and lows of about -16.4°C (2°F) in February.

Dzongla
Sat Feb 10 (day 10)

Cho La Pass (5420 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about -3.1°C (26°F) and lows of about -20.1°C (-4°F) in February.

Cho La Pass

Dragnag (4800 m)

About 5-6 hours from Dzongla via the Cho La
Expect typical high termperatures of about 0.6°C (33°F) and lows of about -16.4°C (2°F) in February.

Dragnag

Gokyo (4750 m)

About 3 hours from Dragnag (or Thangnag)
Expect typical high termperatures of about 0.9°C (34°F) and lows of about -16.1°C (3°F) in February.

Gokyo
Sun Feb 11 (day 11)

Gokyo (4750 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 0.9°C (34°F) and lows of about -16.1°C (3°F) in February.

Mon Feb 12 (day 12)

Gokyo Ri (5360 m)

About 1-2 hour ascent from Gokyo
Expect typical high termperatures of about -2.8°C (27°F) and lows of about -19.8°C (-4°F) in February.

Gokyo Ri

Phortse (3840 m)

About 5-7 hours from Gokyo
Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.4°C (44°F) and lows of about -10.6°C (13°F) in February.

Phortse
Tue Feb 13 (day 13)

Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

About 3-5 hours from Phortse
Expect typical high termperatures of about 8.8°C (48°F) and lows of about -8.2°C (17°F) in February.

Namche Bazaar
Wed Feb 14 (day 14)

Lukla (2860 m)

About 5-7 hours from Namche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 12.2°C (54°F) and lows of about -4.8°C (23°F) in February.

Lukla
Thu Feb 15 (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 21.4°C (71°F) and lows of about 4.4°C (40°F) in February.

Kathmandu