EBC with Cho La Pass Trek is a wholesome 18-day long trek. Unlike the normal Everest Base Camp treks, the EBC with Cho La Pass Trek is popular for adventurous trails. The trek passes through the Sherpa villages like Namche and Tengboche in addition to the beautiful Sagarmatha National Park. Similarly, it also includes the Gokyo lakes after passing the Cho La Pass. Hence, it is an adrenaline-pumping journey to the Everest Base Camp along with many other attractions.
The most memorable reward of the trek is the vistas stretching from east to west. Mountains like Mt. Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7861m), Lhotse (8414m), Cho Oyu (8188m), and Ama Dablam (6856m) are present throughout the trek. Similarly, the Sherpa culture and traditions are also attractions on the trek. Finally, the Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site and its natural wealth is another great treat on the trek.
Firstly, the EBC with Cho La Pass Trek begins with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. The actual trek starts from Phakding. Another trek leads you to Namche Bazaar (3440m) followed by Dhole and Machhermo. Exploring the Gokyo lakes and climbing the Gokyo Ri (5360m), you descend to Dzongla. Then, you cross the Cho La Pass (5420m) and join the EBC Trail. We head to the Everest Base Camp and follow it with a hike to Kalapatthar. All in all, the trek comprises snow-capped peaks, challenging routes, and breathtaking vistas.