May 2 - May 16, 2018  confirmed

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

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Difficulty: strenuous

Private trek | 2 confirmed trekkers

Everest Base Camp via Cho La and via Renjo La
$300 usd
For 1 person to join this trek
Guide & Permits Only
Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees:
$11.18 /day per person for guide
+ $46.67 per person for guide's transport
+ $10 per person for guide's insurance
+ $65 per person for permits
+ $10 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
Pasang Dawa
Languages
English, Nepali, Sherpa, Hindi, and little German
Ratings
great
Currently 2 Trekkers
2 confirmed trekkers
confirmed

Rhett (Canada)

With 1 guest: Kelly (Canada)

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 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 May

May is the end of the ‘Spring Season’ when temperatures are more moderate and the pre-monsoon moisture increases the chance of precipitation as the month progresses. It can be hot and humid in the valleys at low elevations, so make sure you carry enough water. Like the rest of the spring, clear mornings typically give way to cloudy afternoons. At high altitudes, the precipitation can turn to snow, although at trekking elevations the accumulation does not usually get too deep. May is also the season when many 8000 m peaks are climbed so base camps of these mountains will be busy with activity.

At a glance
On average there are 12 days with precipitation in May. The highest point on the trek is Kala Patthar at 5643 m. During May, expect high temperatures of around 3.5°C (38°F) and lows down to -9.5°C (15°F) at Kala Patthar.

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

Itinerary
(15 days / 14 nights )
created by Rhett (Canada)

Wed May 2 (day 1)

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 29.4°C (85°F) and lows of about 16.4°C (62°F) in May.

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 20.2°C (68°F) and lows of about 7.2°C (45°F) in May.

Lukla
Thu May 3 (day 2)

Phakding (2860 m)

About 3 hours from Lukla
Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.2°C (68°F) and lows of about 7.2°C (45°F) in May.

Phakding
Fri May 4 (day 3)

Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

About 5 hours from Phakding
Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.8°C (62°F) and lows of about 3.8°C (39°F) in May.

Namche Bazaar
Sat May 5 (day 4)

Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.8°C (62°F) and lows of about 3.8°C (39°F) in May.

Sun May 6 (day 5)

Tengboche (3870 m)

About 5 hours from Namche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.2°C (58°F) and lows of about 1.2°C (34°F) in May.

Tengboche
Mon May 7 (day 6)

Pangboche (3930 m)

About 2 hours from Tengboche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 13.8°C (57°F) and lows of about 0.8°C (33°F) in May.

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 10.9°C (52°F) and lows of about -2.1°C (28°F) in May.

Dingboche
Tue May 8 (day 7)

Dingboche (4410 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 10.9°C (52°F) and lows of about -2.1°C (28°F) in May.

Wed May 9 (day 8)

Lobuche (4940 m)

About 4-5 hours from Dingboche (or Pheriche)
Expect typical high termperatures of about 7.8°C (46°F) and lows of about -5.2°C (23°F) in May.

Thu May 10 (day 9)

Gorak Shep (5164 m)

About 2-3 hours from Lobuche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.4°C (44°F) and lows of about -6.6°C (20°F) in May.

Gorak Shep

Everest Base Camp (5380 m)

About 3 hours from Gorak Shep
Expect typical high termperatures of about 5.1°C (41°F) and lows of about -7.9°C (18°F) in May.

Everest Base Camp

Gorak Shep (5164 m)

About 3 hours from Everest Base Camp
Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.4°C (44°F) and lows of about -6.6°C (20°F) in May.

Gorak Shep
Fri May 11 (day 10)

Kala Patthar (5643 m)

About 1-2 hours to climb Kala Patthar from Gorak Shep
Expect typical high termperatures of about 3.5°C (38°F) and lows of about -9.5°C (15°F) in May.

Kala Patthar

Lobuche (4940 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 7.8°C (46°F) and lows of about -5.2°C (23°F) in May.

Dzongla (4800 m)

About 5-6 hours from Gorak Shep
Expect typical high termperatures of about 8.6°C (47°F) and lows of about -4.4°C (24°F) in May.

Dzongla
Sat May 12 (day 11)

Cho La Pass (5420 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 4.9°C (41°F) and lows of about -8.1°C (17°F) in May.

Cho La Pass

Dragnag (4800 m)

About 5-6 hours from Dzongla via the Cho La
Expect typical high termperatures of about 8.6°C (47°F) and lows of about -4.4°C (24°F) in May.

Dragnag

Gokyo (4750 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 8.9°C (48°F) and lows of about -4.1°C (25°F) in May.

Gokyo
Sun May 13 (day 12)

Renjo La Pass (5340 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 5.4°C (42°F) and lows of about -7.6°C (18°F) in May.

Renjo La Pass

Lungden (4380 m)

About 6-8 hours from Gokyo
Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.1°C (52°F) and lows of about -1.9°C (29°F) in May.

Lungden
Mon May 14 (day 13)

Thame (3820 m)

About 3 hours from Lungdhen
Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.5°C (58°F) and lows of about 1.5°C (35°F) in May.

Thame

Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

About 2-3 hours from Thame
Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.8°C (62°F) and lows of about 3.8°C (39°F) in May.

Namche Bazaar
Tue May 15 (day 14)

Lukla (2860 m)

About 5-7 hours from Namche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.2°C (68°F) and lows of about 7.2°C (45°F) in May.

Lukla
Wed May 16 (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 29.4°C (85°F) and lows of about 16.4°C (62°F) in May.

Kathmandu