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Everest Chola Pass Trek

Price Starts From

$1520 / per person

Duration

17 Days

Best Season

Feb - Dec

Grade

moderate

Max Elevation

5545M

Group Size

1-20 Pax

Overview

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 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.

Best Highlight on Chola Pass Trek :

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.

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 open up into Gokyo valley that 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. 

What You Must experience :

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 famous Sherpa people are major highlights of the trail. It gives you the chance to get to know about the Himalayan Sherpa people and their hospitality. This is also one of the 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 altitude, but the whole experience is simply the best and inspiring if you can dream it you can do it go for it.

The Journey of Chola Pass Trek :

Everest Chola Pass trek is known as the combination trek of EBC trek and 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 Dudkushi river and crossing Hillary suspension bridge, you will be entering the famous Sherpa town Namche Bazaar. For the proper acclimatization, you will be exploring Namche bazaar and hiking nearby beautiful landscapes the following day. From Namche, we will be headed towards to 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 of high level and root of Chola pass and Gokyo valley next day we will be crossing Chola pass 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 Gokyo valley glacier, lakes panoramic views of the Himalayas include 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.

Why World Alpine Treks is best for Everest Chola Pass Trek :

Dream for your adventure and we will be here to make sure your dream comes true, as you have imagined. World Alpine trek is a certified company with a Qualified and experienced guide. We believe that Customers’ satisfaction should be the main priority. We take customer’s feedback very seriously. Our quality and service are exceptional, we can assure you that once you join us, you will feel it. We provide our best service, cause when you join us, we take your dream like ours. If you are interested, come forward and join us for an unforgettable and outstanding journey to Everest Base Camp and Everest Chola Pass trek in the Everest region of Nepal. March-May & Sept-Nov are the most recommended time for the Everest Chola Pass trek. For more information, please let us know. We will be glad to be part of your adventure.

 

Everest Chola Pass Trek Map

Everest Chola Pass Trek

  • Day 01 :  
    Welcome to Kathmandu (TIA)

    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.

     

    Altitude

    1400 Meters/4575ft

    Accommodation

    Hotel

    Meal

  • Day 02 :  
    Sightseeing in Kathmandu

    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 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)

     

    Altitude

    1400 Meters/4575ft

    Accommodation

    Hotel

    Meal

    B
  • Day 03 :  
    Fly to Lukla (2843Meters/9295ft)- 30 minute and Trek to Phakding (2610Meters/8535ft)- 3 Hours

    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 mountains. As you land in Lukla, you will meet our other crew members at the airport. From Lukla, we walk down through 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)

    Altitude

    2610Meters/8535ft

    Accommodation

    Tea House

    Meal

    B - L - D
  • Day 04 :  
    Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440Meters/11245ft)- 6 Hours

    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 into 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 that go to the Everest region. There are many vibrant shops, cyber cafes, restaurants, hotels, and lodge 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)

    Altitude

    3440Meters/11245ft

    Accommodation

    Tea House

    Meal

    B - L - D
  • Day 05 :  
    Hike to Everest View Hotel (3880Meters/12685ft)- 3 Hours

    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 with 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 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)

    Altitude

    3440Meters/11245ft

    Accommodation

    Tea House

    Meal

    B - L - D
  • Day 06 :  
    Trek to Tengboche (3860Meters/12620ft)- 5 Hours

    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 for the Tengboche monastery and astonishing views of Mt. Ama Dablam along with other peaks in the region. Tengboche monastery is considered as the largest monastery of the region. Today, we stay at a guesthouse/ lodge in Tengboche for the night. (Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

    Altitude

    3860Meters/12620ft

    Accommodation

    Tea House

    Meal

    B - L - D
  • Day 07 :  
    Trek to Dingboche (4410Meters/14420ft)- 5 Hours

    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)

    Altitude

    4410Meters/14420ft

    Accommodation

    Tea House

    Meal

    B - L - D
  • Day 08 :  
    Acclimatization in Dingboche Hike to Nagerjun (5360Meters/14420ft)- 5 Hours

    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 mountains from Nagerjun, we walk back to the guesthouse in Dingboche for the night. (Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

    Altitude

    4410Meters/14420ft

    Accommodation

    Tea House

    Meal

    B - L - D
  • Day 09 :  
    Trek to Lobuche (4910Meters/16055ft)- 5 Hours

    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)

    Altitude

    4910Meters/16055ft

    Accommodation

    Tea House

    Meal

    B - L - D
  • Day 10 :  
    Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364Meters/17540ft) via Gorekshep (5180 Meters/16935ft)- 8 Hours

    Today is one of the rewarding days of our journey. Our week-long hard work is going to pay off as we will be stepping in 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 as one of the most dangerous sections of 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)

    Altitude

    5180Meters/16935ft

    Accommodation

    Tea House

    Meal

    B - L - D
  • Day 11 :  
    Hike to Kalapatthar (5545Meters/18130ft) back to Gorekshep and then Trek to Dzongla (4830Meters/15795ft)- 7 Hours

    Today, we wake 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)

    Altitude

    4830Meters/15795ft

    Accommodation

    Tea House

    Meal

    B - L - D
  • Day 12 :  
    Cross Chola Pass (5360/17525ftMeters) and Trek to Dragnak (4700Meters/15370ft)-7 Hours

    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 some stunning views of the Macchermo peak. Tonight, we stay at a guesthouse/ lodge in Dragnak. (Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

    Altitude

    4700Meters/15370ft

    Accommodation

    Tea House

    Meal

    B - L - D
  • Day 13 :  
    Trek to Gokyo lakes (4790Meters/15660ft)- 3 Hours

    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)

    Altitude

    4790Meters/15660ft

    Accommodation

    Tea House

    Meal

    B - L - D
  • Day 14 :  
    Hike to Gokyo Ri (5360Meters/17525ft) Trek to Dole (4200Meters/13735ft)- 7 Hours

    Today is one of the 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 as 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 steep until we reach Dole. Tonight, we stay at a guesthouse/ lodge in Dole. (Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

    Altitude

    4200Meters/13735ft

    Accommodation

    Tea House

    Meal

    B - L - D
  • Day 15 :  
    Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440Meters/11245ft)- 5 Hours

    Today, we descend down to the vibrant town of Namche. We descend down through a scenic path along the forested area, enjoying the views of mountains to Namche bazaar. Tonight, we stay at a guesthouse/ lodge in Namche. (Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

    Altitude

    3440Meters/11245ft

    Accommodation

    Tea House

    Meal

    B - L - D
  • Day 16 :  
    Namche bazaar to Lukla (2843Meters/9295ft)- 7 Hours

    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)

    Altitude

    2843Meters/9295ft

    Accommodation

    Tea House

    Meal

    B - L - D
  • Day 17 :  
    Fly to Kathmandu (1400Meters/4575ft)- 30 Minute

    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)

    Altitude

    1400Meters/4575ft

    Accommodation

    Hotel

    Meal

    B
  • Day 18 :  
    Rest day in Kathmandu

    After seventeen days long journey, 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)

    Altitude

    1400Meters/4575ft

    Accommodation

    Hotel

    Meal

    B - D
  • Day 19 :  
    Departure day

    Before a few hours of your scheduled flight, you will be transferred to the international terminal of Tribhuwan International airport. (Inclusive of Breakfast)

    Altitude

    Accommodation

    Meal

    B

Inclusion

  • Airport pick up & drop facility with private transportation.
  • Kathmandu to Lukla & Lukla to Kathmanu flight with departure Tax.
  • All ground transportation during the trip.
  • Meals as mentioned in itinerary.
  • Accommodation in a three-star category hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Accommodation in guesthouses during the trekking journey.
  • Trekking TIMS, permit.
  • Duffel bag, trekking map, company t-shirt.
  • Sleeping bag if you require.
  • Entry fee to national parks, heritage sites and other places.
  • A professional English speaking guide and a porter (one porter for two clients).
  • Insurance of support crew members and their other costs.
  • First aid kit.
  • Trekking completion certificate from company.
  • All government taxes.

Exclusion

  • International airfare.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Extra night hotel Kathmandu in case of early arrival late departure.
  • Nepal entry visa fee: You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 50 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 125). Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos
  • Personal refreshment expenses - soft drinks, hard drinks, mineral bottled water, cigarettes, chocolates, etc.
  • Hot shower during the trek except for Namche and Lukla.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Utility expenses like telephone, electricity for charging, internet, laundry services, etc.
  • Tips for support crew members of your trekking team.
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