Chola Pass Trek

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Chola Pass Trek
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Chola Pass Trek is another popular Everest circuit route in the Khumbu region. This trek follows the road via the high pass of Cho La 5,368m into the Base Camp of Mt. Everest 5,364m. It is an adventurous trek through Lukla, Namche Bazaar, Gokyo Valley, Chola Pass, Kalapatthar, and Everest Base Camp. Leads you to the settlement of the well-known Sherpa homeland, based on the foothills of the highest peak in the world. But Cholapass trekking follows the highly recommended trekking route through the Dudh Koshi.

This river came through Gokyo Lake which is to the west of the Everest Base Camp. This trek leads to the summit of Gokyo Ri 5,483m. From Gokyo Ri, you can see the best panoramic view of Cho Oyo 8,201m, Mt.Everest 8,848.86m, Makalu 8,475m, and other peaks in this region.

Chola Pass Trek is a combination trek to visit Gokyo Lake Valley to Gokyo Ri climb then crossing through Chola Pass 5,368m then trek to Everest Base camp valley to hike Kalapttar 5,550m and a day hike to Everest Base Camp, after such great view and hike Chola pass trek is descending to Pheriche, Namche to Lukla then fly back to Kathmandu.

More About Chola Pass Trek

The Chola Pass trek is a challenging yet rewarding journey that takes you through the heart of the stunning Khumbu region of Nepal. The 17-day itinerary takes you through some of the most beautiful and remote terrains in the world, including visits to Namche Bazaar, Gokyo, and Gorak Shep. Along the way, you’ll cross the high-altitude Chola Pass (5,368m) and have the chance to explore the base of the world’s tallest mountain, Mount Everest (8,848.86m)

The trek is physically demanding and requires a good level of fitness, as you’ll be hiking for several hours each day at high altitudes. But the rewards are well worth it – you’ll be surrounded by incredible scenery, including vast glaciers, towering peaks, and beautiful alpine lakes. The trek also provides the opportunity to immerse yourself in the unique culture and traditions of the Sherpa people, who call this rugged landscape home.

Overall, the Chola Pass trek is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that’s not for the faint of heart, but for those who are up for the challenge, it offers an unforgettable experience that will stay with you for a lifetime.



Arrival in Nepal Airport 1350M/30 Min.

Welcome to Himalayas country Nepal! We pick up you from Tribhuvan International Airport and drop you at the hotel that you have booked. After resting for some hours, we will meet to brief you about our program.

Walking / Driving: Driving


Kathmandu to Lukla flight 35m to Phakding 2652m/3-4 hours.

We fly to Lukla 2800mtrs after 30 minutes and we prepare our luggage to make it easy for a helper to carry and start to walk through Khumbu flat and trek for about three to four hours to Phakding overnight at the lodge.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodges
Walking / Driving: Flight/Walking


Phakding to Namche Bazaar 3440M/5-6 hours.

After breakfast we start to walk and continue uphill along the bank of the Dudh Kosi, crossing this majestic river exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags, and reaching the village of Monju the entrance gate of the Sagarmatha National Park. When entering the National Park boundary gradual downhill walk brings us to the suspension bridge over the Bhote-Koshi River to Jorsalle village and after Jorsalle again cross the Bhote Kosi. Then the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views to finish in Namche Bazaar. We can see Mt. Everest on the way to Namche. Namche is a prosperous trading town and gateway to the Khumbu region.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodge
Walking / Driving: Walking


Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar 3440M/Lodge.

Namche Bazaar (3440mtrs) is the unofficial capital of the Khumbu region of Nepal and is an acclimatization point for trekkers and climbers heading for Mount Everest base camp. Namche Bazaar is the best point to acclimatize before pushing to go to Everest Base Camp, Gokyo Lake, or other destinations for all trekkers. During your full leisure day, we can also take an interesting side hike up to Everest View Point Hotel which is 400mtrs up from Namche Bazaar to see the wonderful panoramic view of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde, and other snow peaks. The hotel provides the services of ATMs, trekking shops, an Internet café, restaurant, bakery, and colorful shops with different markets each Friday and Saturday. Also, you can visit the Sherpa Museum as well as a great place to learn about Sherpa culture and the history of mountaineering. Overnight at Namche Bazaar.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodge
Walking / Driving: Walking


Namche Bazaar to Dole 4110m/5-6 hours.

After the rest day in Namche Bazaar, we follow on the gradual trail with short up and down over-looking magnificent views of the great snow peak from Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Amadablam, Thamserku, Kwangde, and Tengboche Monastery as well as other peaks. Then our trek ascents the left side from Sanasa to Mongla Danda and continues down to Phortse Thanga. After having lunch further a few hours walk ascending will reach a small place with a few tea houses and enjoy your night at Dole.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodge
Walking / Driving: Walking


Dole to Machhermo 4470M/4-5 hours.

After having breakfast, we climb to the scenic ridge above the Dole and the trek continues to climb to Lhabarma at 4330 meters and Luzza at 4360mtrs. It was in Machharmo in 1974 that one of the first Yeti sightings was reported in Khumbu. There are a few good hotels and good mountain views from Machharmo. On the side of the valley high above the river, we pass sandy spurs to reach Machharmo. In the afternoon, once refreshed, we can visit the Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA) and overnight at the lodge.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodge
Walking / Driving: Walking


Machhermo to Gokyo 4790M/3-4hours.

Passing through the ridge Chorten from where we can see fantastic views both down the valley of Kangtega 6685mtrs, Thamserku 6608mtrs and the northern part of Cho-Oyu 8201mtrs. Our route descends to the river bank before beginning the climb up to the terminal moraine of the Ngazumpa glacier. After that, the trail levels out as it follows the valley past a second lake, known as Longponga at 4690mtrs. Enjoy the lake view and after an hour’s walk, we will reach Gokyo village on the edge of the third lake. Here the backdrop of Cho-Oyu Mountains sets an amazing spectacular sight at this junction and overnight at the lodge.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodge
Walking / Driving: Walking


Hike to Gokyo-Ri 5445M/3-4hours and overnight at Gokyo 4790M.

Hike a 90-degree angle to Gokyo-Ri 5545 mtrs early in the morning for the awesome sunrise view including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Nuptse, Pumori, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kangteka, Kusum Kangkaru, Kongde, Tawache, Chocolate as well as the Northern part of Cho-Oyu base camp and the biggest glacier of the world Ngzumpa glacier. We come back to the lodge for lunch and rest to save energy to push up Chola Pass. Overnight at lodge.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodge
Walking / Driving: Walking


Gokyo to Drangnag 4700M/2-3 hours.

After breakfast trek down an hour and cross the Ngozumba Glacier then reach Drangnag and have a delicious lunch then rest and enjoy looking at the glacier as well as save enough energy for Chola-Pass 5368M.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodge
Walking / Driving: Walking


Dragnag - Chola Pass 5368mtrs to Dzonglha 4830M/6-7hours.

This is quite a long and tuff day as well as Chola Pass Day. So, we have to start our trek early in the morning to cross the Chola-Pass 5368 meters high. On this day we should carry enough water and pack lunch for 6-7 hours but there is nothing before our camp. The pass is not easy and involves a glacier as well as walking along a rocky path all the way to Dzonglha 4830 meters. Before Chola Pass, we should walk up the hill to the pass, and after the pass all the way down to the camp.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodge
Walking / Driving: Walking


Dzonglha to Lobuche 4910M/2-3 hours.

This day the walk will be a bit shorter. Thus, we would get more time to observe and relax. We climb down from Dzongla and cross a bridge and then transverse through a grassy trail. Enjoying the view of Lobuche Peak we stretch up eventually through a ridge and we will join the way from Pheriche and Dingboche with many tourists. Amadablam 6812mtrs, Kangtega 6685mtrs, Thamserku 6608mtrs, Taboche 6367mtrs are seen looming prominently. Curving round through the wide gravelly river bed, we will be at Lobuche to overnight at the lodge.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodge
Walking / Driving: Walking


Lobuche to Gorak Shape 5140M/3-4hours.

After breakfast, we start our trek to Gorakshep and along the windy and rocky trail gradually walk uphill to Gorak Shep after 3-4 hours. This area offers a fantastic view of Mt Pumori 7161mtrs, Mt Nuptse 7855mtrs, other peaks, Everest base camp 5364mtrs, Kalapathar 5550mtrs and beneath the Gorakshep Valley including the top of the world Mount Everest 8848mtrs. After check-in at the lodge and lunch, our adventure continues towards Everest Base Camp 5364mtrs crossing through the Khumbu glacier, a rocky path. After 2- 3 hours reach Everest Base Camp, during the spring season (March, April, and May) there will be many groups of mountaineering in colorful tents and many people will be there. We can enjoy some hours in Everest Base Camp, the Khumbu glacier with Carapaces, and back to Gorak Shape for overnight at the lodge.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodge
Walking / Driving: Walking


Gorak Shape to Pheriche 4240M/5-6 hours.

Early in the morning hike to Kala Patthar 5550mtrs for the best sunrise view of Mt. Everest 8848mtrs as well as many others like Nuptse, Pumori, and Ama Dablam along with the entire mountain view of Khumbu Himalayas range. After 2 hours of walking, we reach the highest viewpoint with fresh morning air from Mt. Everest. Enjoying some hours on the top of Kala Patthar taking a nice photo with Mount Everest then back to Gorak Shep, have breakfast, and trek down to Pheriche overnight at the lodge.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodge
Walking / Driving: Walking


Pheriche to Namche Bazaar 3440M/4-5 hours.

Today we trek down through the yak grazing area of Somare and pass through the Sherpa village Pangboche and along the Dudh Kosi River through a magnificent rhododendron forest to reach Tengboche. After that down to the Phungi Tanga then cross the wooden bridge and climb up Tosansa, Kyang Juma then following Nepali flat and down to Namche Bazaar to overnight at lodge.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodge
Walking / Driving: Walking


Namche to Lukla 2800 M/5-6 hours.

The trek all the way down to Dudh Kosi crossing the suspension bridge and passing through impressive faith places of Buddhist culture, prayer chorines, and prayer flags as we walk through the Sherpa villages of Jorsalle, the exit gate of Sagarmatha National Park, Monju, and Phakding. On your last night in the mountains sleep at Lukla and enjoy with your staff overnight at Lukla.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodge
Walking / Driving: Walking


Lukla to Kathmandu 1350M/35 Min.

Fly back to Kathmandu in the morning and take time to rest and buy some things for your family or friends from Himalayas Nepal. Overnight at your own hotel.

Itinerary Meal: B
Walking / Driving: Flight/Drive

what's included

  • International airport picks up and drops service
  • Hotel to Airport by taxi.
  • Kathmandu to Lukla by Flight.
  • Lukla to Kathmandu by flight.
  • Both ways Airport Tax.
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner along the trek).
  • Lodge accommodation on the way.
  • An experienced guide (including his salary, equipment, insurance, lodging, and food)
  • Equipment; Down Jacket, Sleeping Bag.
  • Legal documents (National Park permit, Khumbu government fees, and TIMS card).
  • Some dry and seasonal fruits.
  • Trekking map.
  • Trekking duffle bag if needed.
  • First aid medical box.
  • Token of love from the company.
  • Farewell dinner or lunch is a suitable time.

what's excluded

  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Hard and soft table drinks such as; Coke, Mineral Water, Beer, etc.
  • Personal expenses (laundry, bar bill, telephone, extra helper, battery charge shower, and boiled water).
  • Those are not included what is not mentioned in service included lists.
  • Tips are expected.

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Chola Pass and Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal

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