Everest Chola Pass Trek is one of the most popular treks in Nepal that takes you to the Everest region passing through multiple ethnic villages up to the Everest Base Camp (5,380m). This Everest Base Camp trek passes through a remote, pristine country where only a few trekkers pass each year. It gives you rare opportunities to meet people who have very little contact with the rest of the world.
Everest Chola Pass Trek is one of the challenging treks to the Everest region of Nepal. It allows you to venture into the majestic beauty of the mountains, glaciers, icefalls, and mountainous terrain. You can imagine yourself stepping onto the highest land on the earth and crossing a high pass enjoying the grandeur of mountains that soars above the skyline.
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The major highlights of the Everest Chola Pass trek are Everest Base Camp, Kala Patthar, Gokyo Ri, Gokyo Valley, and Chola Pass. You can get some striking views of Mt. Everest along with other mountains like Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Pumori, etc. from Kala Patthar and Gokyo Ri. These two sites are famous as the best vantage points in the Everest region. Besides the mountain views, the scenic spectacles of valleys, rivers, lakes, cliffs, icefalls, and alpine forests are other marvelous sights that this trek offers.
The Everest Chola Pass trek starts with a guided tour around the heritage sites in Kathmandu, which is followed by a flight to Lukla. The flight to Lukla lets you venture into the borders of the Himalayan region. As the trail traverses into the rivers, charming villages, alpine forests, and meadows, you will find yourself closer to the towering mountain that dominates the skyline. You pass places like Namche, Tengboche, Dingboche, and Lobuche to Everest Base Camp. Next, you hike up to Kala Patthar for wonderful views of mountains in the Everest region. Moving forward with the trek, you cross the Chola Pass opens up into Gokyo Valley, which is adorned with multiple emerald glacial lakes known as Gokyo Lakes.
If you are looking for an alternative trek to venture into the Everest region, then Everest Renjo la Pass trek, Everest Three High Passes Trek, Everest Gokyo Lake Trek, Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri, etc. can be some options. Remember World Alpine Treks for more detail regarding the treks.
Top Things to Experience during Cho La Passes Trek
EBC Chola Pass Trek is a wonderfully captivating journey that lets you find out the unique and mesmerizing beauty of the Everest region, where you can collect your lifetime experience. During this trek, you will get to visit Sagarmatha national park, where you can explore its geographical variation and biodiversity. Learning about the unique lifestyle, tradition, and culture of the famous Sherpa people is the major highlight of the trail. It gives you a chance to get to know about the Himalayan Sherpa people and their hospitality. This is also one of the most challenging and adventurous trekking in Nepal. This is an unforgettable expedition into the most mountainous corner of the world.
This is an adventure trek where you will be experiencing the incredible views of the high Himalayas of Nepal, like Mt Everest, Mt Ama Dablam, Mt Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho-Oyu, Mt. Thamserku, and many more. As the trail traverses from the base camp to the Chola pass, the landscapes start getting wilder. This is a challenging trip and involves difficult trekking at high altitudes, but the whole experience is simply the best and most inspiring if you can dream it, you can do it go for it.
How does Chola Pass Via EBC Trek Look a Like?
The Everest Chola Pass trek is known as the combination trek of the EBC trek and the Gokyo Lake trek. The journey of this trek begins with the 40-minute scenic flight to Lukla from Kathmandu, and the trail traverses through Sagarmatha National Park and climbs up via Sherpa village and to Namche bazaar. Following the banks of the Dudkushi River and crossing the Hillary suspension bridge, you will be entering the famous Sherpa town Namche Bazaar. For proper acclimatization, you will be exploring Namche bazaar and hiking nearby beautiful landscapes the following day. From Namche, we will be headed towards Tengboche, better known for its monastery, known as the oldest monastery in the Khumbu Valley. Guided by the Himalayas, the trail in the base camp continues Through the changing landscape towards Dingboche, where we will take another acclimatized.
The journey continues through the rocky trail heading towards the Lobuche and Gorekshep to EBC. Then finally, landing on the foot of the tallest mountain Everest Base Camp, you will get a remarkable panoramic view of the Himalayas, including Mt Everest and other peaks from the famous viewpoint of Kalapathar. After an imagining achievement, we will descend to the le high level and root of Chola Pass and Gokyo Valley next day, we will be crossing Chola Pass at 5420 meters, following the rocky trails and crossing the biggest glacier in the Khumbu Valley. This will be the toughest day for a trip as we reach the Gokyo then you spend the rest of the day exploring the Gokyo valley. Gokyo Ri gives you a mesmerizing view of the Gokyo Valley glacier, lakes panoramic views of the Himalayas, including Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu, and other mountains and back down to Namche bazaar through the hiding valley following Dole and Matsuri village.
Last day of the trek, you will be hiking down the same route on the way up to Namche Bazaar steep trail that descends to the Hillary suspension bridge and then continues walking to several local villages upon reaching Lukla and enjoying your last night in the Himalayas with your trekking crew next morning fly back to Kathmandu.
Everest Cho La Pass Trek Map
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Arrive at the foothills of the Himalayas and take a deep breath of Nepal's crisp, pristine air. The first day marks your arrival day in Kathmandu. Clear all the visa requirements and customs clearance, if any, at the arrival section of the airport. As you come out, you will find a representative from World Alpine Treks waiting for you holding a board with your name. You will then be transferred to your hotel. The representative will shortly inform you about the plans ahead.
The second day is a day tour to warm up prior to your trekking journey. Kathmandu is a city enriched with artistic palaces, beautiful monuments, ancient temples, and other constructions of historical and cultural importance. No wonder the city has seven out of ten UNESCO-listed world heritage sites. Today, you will be guided to the UNESCO-listed heritage sites in Kathmandu. These heritages are perfect examples of the rich history, exceptional culture, and architectural treasures of Nepal. At first, you will be taken to Kathmandu Durbar Square. The art, crafts, and carvings in the palaces, temples, and other monuments of the durbar square are excellent. After that, you will be escorted to Swayambhunath stupa (Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath Temple, and Boudhanath stupa respectively. (Inclusive of breakfast)
On the third day, you will be headed to the domestic terminal of Tribhuwan Airport for a flight to Lukla. The flight to Lukla in itself is an enriching experience where you will be able to enjoy some beautiful views of the mountains. As you land in Lukla, you will meet our other crew members at the airport. From Lukla, we walk down the trail along with hotels and lodges to Dudhkoshi River. We cross a long suspension bridge over the river and follow a path that takes us to Phakding. We stay at Phakding for the night. (Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
We wake up early and enjoy our breakfast. Then we follow our trail that goes through an undulating path up and down via traditional villages, fields, and rhododendron forests. We gradually ascend and enter Sagarmatha National Park with magnificent views of Mt. Thamserku on sight. We pass villages like Jorsale and Monjo on the way to Namche. Namche Bazaar is an old but lively Sherpa village. It is a gateway to all the trekking routes to the Everest region. There are many vibrant shops, cyber cafes, restaurants, hotels, and lodges at this time. Namche Bazaar never rests. It always gets a lot of visitors and is always crowded. We stay at a guesthouse/ lodge in Namche for the night. (Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
The narrow street of Namche is always crowded. Do not get surprised if the yak bells and other horns wake you up. Today is a day set aside for acclimatization purposes. As we gain height, our body needs to be well adapted to the altitude change. Therefore, we have set aside an extra day in Namche. Today, we hike up to Everest View Hotel for close-up views of the mountains in the Everest region. From the hotel, we can enjoy some striking views of mountains like Kwangde, Thamserku, Kangtega, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, etc. We can visit a museum and a photo gallery on our way back to Namche from the Everest View Hotel. We stay at a guesthouse/ lodge in Namche for the night. (Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
As we ascend, our trail traverses through the forests of rhododendron with brilliant views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Amadablam, and Mt. Lhotse on sight. After a while, the trail descends down to the Dudh Koshi River at Phungi Thanga. From here, the trail further ascends up through the forests of pine and rhododendron to Tengboche. Tengboche is accessible from the Tengboche monastery and has astonishing views of Mt. Ama Dablam along with other peaks in the region. Tengboche monastery is considered as the largest monastery in the region. Today, we stay at a guesthouse/ lodge in Tengboche for the night. (Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
We leave Tengboche and start climbing up the trail for around six hours to Dingboche. As we ascend up, we can notice the change in vegetation. We can find ourselves moving above the tree line with pastures and meadows along the way. On the way, we can see small fields enclosed by stone walls to protect crops from cold winds. As we open up to the meadows of Dingboche, we will find ourselves in a spectacular location with wonderful views of Lhotse and Nuptse Ridge on sight. If the weather is favorable, one can relish the fantastic views of the sunset over the Ama Dalam Himal in the Everest region. Tonight, we stay at a guesthouse/ lodge in Dingboche. (Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
We spend another day in Dingboche. This day in Dingboche is a part of acclimatization. As we have already gained enough height, acclimatization is a necessity. Therefore, we enjoy our day in Dingboche today. After breakfast in the guesthouse, we hike up to Nagerjun for close-up views of mountains in the Everest region. We will be blessed with amazing views of Mt. Makalu, Mt. Ama Dalam, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, and many more. After enjoying the spectacles of the mountains from Nagerjun, we walk back to the guesthouse in Dingboche for the night. (Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
Leaving Dingboche, the trail climbs up a ridge with some magnificent views of Taboche Peak and Cholatse. Further, the trail continues through yak pastures until we cross a wooden bridge over a stream to Duglha. From Duglha, we ascend up for an hour along a steep route above the moraine of Khumbu glacier. From here, we ascend up the valley to Lobuche, enjoying the views of Khumbutse, Pumori, and Lingtren. Mt. Everest becomes invisible as it is hidden behind the towering peaks of Lhotse and Nuptse. On reaching Lhotse, we stay at a guesthouse/ lodge in Lobuche. (Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
Today is one of the most rewarding days of our journey. Our week-long hard work is going to pay off as we will be stepping into the Everest Base Camp – the dream of every single travel lover. From Lobuche, we follow a rocky path to the last village of the trail – Gorekshep. From Gorekshep, we continue towards the world’s highest base camp, i.e., Everest Base Camp through the Khumbu glacier. It is considered one of the most dangerous sections of the Everest Base Camp Trek. As we reach the base camp, we will be showered with some mesmerizing views of glaciers, lakes, caves, and icefalls. Though the views of Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Nuptse are quite clear, Mt. Everest hides back behind the shades of Lhotse and Nuptse. After spending some time in base camp, we return back to Gorekshep via the same route. Tonight, we stay at a guesthouse/ lodge in Gorekshep. (Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
Today, we woke up a little early to catch the sunrise views from Kalapatthar. We hike up for around two to three hours from Gorekshep to Kalapatthar. As we ascend up, we get the first glimpse of the mighty Mt. Everest along with the other peaks like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbutse, Mt. Changtse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Ama Dablam, etc. The golden rays of sunrise glittering over the snow-clad mountains in the region look amazing. After having this fantastic view from Kalapatthar, we retrace our steps back to Gorekshep and descend down to Dzongla. Tonight, we stay at a guesthouse/ lodge in Dzongla. (Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
As we move ahead from Dzongla, we come across a stone-paved flat path. We walk along the trail and ascend up steep to the Chola pass. The trail along the pass is rocky and icy, which makes our walk quite difficult. However, the views of mountains and glaciers that the pass offers are more than enough to overshadow all the difficulties. From the pass, we make a steep descent down to the village of Thangna/ Dragnak. From the village, we can rejoice in some stunning views of the Macchermo peak. Tonight, we stay at a guesthouse/ lodge in Dragnak. (Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
Leaving the village of Dragnak, we take a route to Ngozumpa glacier from where we will be able to get some stunning views of the first lake in the Gokyo valley. We walk along an easy path and follow the Dudh Koshi River that takes us to the Gokyo. The views of multiple emerald color lakes at Gokyo are truly reviving. It feels as if we could stay there forever, enjoying the divine glories of the mountain lakes. Tonight, we stay at a guesthouse/ lodge in Gokyo. (Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
Today is one of the most magnificent days of our entire trip. We spend our day in between the Himalayas enjoying the mesmerizing views of emerald lakes in Gokyo Valley. Early in the morning, after our breakfast, we hike up steep for around three to four hours to Gokyo Ri. Gokyo Ri is considered the best vantage point in the Everest region for tantalizing views of mountains and glacial lakes. From the Ri, we can enjoy some magnificent views of Mt. Ngozumpa glacier, Mt. Kusum Kanguru, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Taboche, Kangtenga, Changtse, Cholatse, Mt. Pumori, etc. with alluring views of Gokyo lakes down below. After enjoying these fantastic views from the Ri, we descend down steeply until we reach Dole. Tonight, we stay at a guesthouse/ lodge in Dole. (Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
Today, we descend down to the vibrant town of Namche. We descend down a scenic path along the forested area, enjoying the views of the mountains to Namche bazaar. Tonight, we stay at a guesthouse/ lodge in Namche. (Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
We further descend down to Lukla via Phakding. We stay at a guesthouse/ lodge in Lukla for the night. (Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
We take a return flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel room in Kathmandu. You can relax in your room for the rest of the day. (Inclusive of Breakfast).
After seventeen days of long journeys, today is a free day in Kathmandu. You have two options for the day – you can either explore some unexplored UNESCO-listed heritage sites around Kathmandu or go to the shopping malls for shopping. You can also collect some souvenirs for your family and friends back home. (Inclusive of Breakfast).
Before a few hours of your scheduled flight, you will be transferred to the international terminal of Tribhuwan International Airport. (Inclusive of Breakfast).
Deepak is a Good Guide
I have been to EBC and had Deepak as my guide. He is very professional, warm, and cute. He took care of our group and help us immediately with whatever we needed. During the 13 days, he gave us a lot of good suggestions to make the trip safer. I trust him and enjoy my time in Nepal very much. If you are going to Nepal for trekking, EBC is a good choice and Deepak is a good guide to consider.
Unforgettable Experience of Everest Base Camp!!
The best Everest trekking guide! Deepak is genuinely exceptional. From the moment we embarked on our journey, his expertise, and passion for the mountains were evident. His extensive knowledge of the Everest region, coupled with his impeccable communication skills, made our trek an unforgettable experience. Deepak's patience and understanding were remarkable, as he catered to each group member's needs and pace, ensuring that everyone felt comfortable and safe throughout the entire trek. Not only did he provide valuable insights into the local culture and surroundings, but his infectious smile and positive energy lifted our spirits even during challenging moments.
If you're planning an Everest base camp trek, I can't emphasize enough how invaluable Deepak's guidance and companionship are. He goes above and beyond to ensure an incredible adventure, and I wholeheartedly recommend him as the ultimate Everest trekking guide.