Kathmandu - Lukla - Phakding - Namche - Machhermo - Gokyo - Chola Pass - EBC - Pheriche - Namche - Lukla - Kathmandu
Chola Pass Trek is another popular Everest circuit route in the Khumbu region. This trek follows the route via the high pass of Cho La 5368 meters into the Base Camp of Mt. Everest 5364M. Because of an adventurous trek that goes through Lukla, Namche Bazaar, and all the way to Gokyo valley, Chola Pass, Kalapattar, and Everest Base Camp. Leading you to the settlement of the well-known Sherpa homeland, based on foothills of the highest peak in the world. But Chola pass trekking follows the highly recommended trekking route through the Dudh Koshi. This river came through the Gokyo Lake which is to the west of the Everest Base Camp. This trek leads to summit Gokyo Ri 5483M. From Gokyo Ri, you can see the best panoramic view of Cho Oyo 8201M, Mt.Everest 8848M, Makalu 8475M, and other peaks in this region.
Chola Pass Trek is combination trek to visit Gokyo lake valley to Gokyo Ri climb then crossing through Chola pass 5368mtrs then trek to Everest Base camp valley to hike Kalapttar 5550m and 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.
30 Min. Hotel
Welcome to Himalayas country Nepal! We pick up you from Tribhuvan International Airport and drop you to your hotel that you have booked. After resting some hours we will meet to brief you about our program.
3-4 hrs Lodge
We fly to Lukla 2800mtrs after 30 minutes and we prepare our luggage to make 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 lodge.
5-6 hrs Lodge
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.
Namche Bazaar (3440mtrs) is the unofficial capital of the Khumbu region of Nepal and is 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 ATM`s, trekking shops, 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 Sherpa culture and history of mountaineering. Overnight at Namche Bazaar.
5-6 hrs Lodge
After the rest day in Namche Bazaar, we follow on the gradual trail with short up and down over-looking magnificent view of the great snow peak from Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, 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.
4-5 hrs Lodge
After having breakfast we climb to the scenic ridge above the Dole and the trek continues to climb to Lhabarma 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 lodge.
3-4 hrs Lodge
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 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 lodge.
Hike 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, Amadaplam,Thamserku, Kangteka, Kusum Kangkaru, Kongde, Tawache, Cholaste 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.
2-3 hrs Lodge
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 5368 mtrs.
6-7 hrs Lodge
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. 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, after the pass all the way down to the camp.
2-3 hrs Lodge
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 lodge.
3-4 hrs Lodge
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 the fantastic view of Mt Pumari 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 lodge and lunch, our adventure continues towards Everest Base Camp 5364mtrs crossing through Khumbu glacier, a rocky path. After 2- 3 hours reach to Everest Base Camp, during the spring season (March, April, and May) there will be many groups of mountaineering 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 lodge.
5-6 hrs Lodge
Early in the morning hike to Kala Patthar 5550mtrs for the best sunrise view of the 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 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 lodge.
4-5 hrs Lodge
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.
5-6 hrs Lodge
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.
35 Min. Hotel
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 you own hotel.
This is a free last day of shopping for souvenirs and gifts for your family, friends and other relatives until your departure. We can offer you a short extra trip if you have time, and if you are departing we have transportation services to the International Airport for your flight to your next destination."Have a Nice Flight" See you again.
- International airport pick up and drop service
- 2 Nights Hotels in Kathmandu.
- Hotel to Airport by taxi.
- Kathmandu to Lukla by Flight.
- Lukla back to Kathmandu by flight.
- Both ways Airport Tax.
- Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner along the trek with Tea or Coffee).
- Lodge accommodation on the way (simple one).
- An Experience guide and helper (carry luggage 2 trekkers 1 helper and including their salary, equipment, insurance, lodging and food)
- Equipment; Down Jacket, Sleeping Bags, Rain Coat (after trek return).
- Legal documents (National park permit and TIMS card).
- Some dry fruits.
- Farewell dinner.
What's not included?
- 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).
- Tips for Guide and Helpers.
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Chola Pass and Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal
Chola Pass and EBC Trek, We did Chola Pass and Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal with Himalaya Guide Nepal Pvt. Ltd. If you are looking for this trip. We do not hesitate to recommend you all anytime as your holiday in the Himalayas. During the trip, we found the company management team and trekking field crew was amazing and very helpful. So, trek with HGN for your best and unforgettable trip in lifetime thanks.
If you are looking for Everest trekking. Chola pass and Everest Base Camp is the best circuit trekking in the Everest region. Our Thailand group had completed this trekking without any problem.
Everest Base Camp and Chola Pass