Everest Chola Pass Trek

Trip highlight

  • One of the famous Trekking pass in Everest region.
  • Spectacular view of Himalayas.
  • Great hospitality of Sherpa people.
  • Inspiring culture and calm Buddhist religion.

Khumbu region of Nepal is known across the globe as a home of Sherpa and Mount Everest. Apart from these two iconic renowned attractions there are other numerous splendors of high altitude Himalayan walking outdoor activities in Khumbu as well. Green Society Adventure would like to provide its valued clients the different taste of high altitude trekking in Nepal. Regular Everest Base Camp Trek can be modified to add further thrill. Everest Chola Pass Trek package endows snow covered high altitude Chola Pass (5420 m) crossing as well as reaching the legendary Everest Base Camp (5364 m).  Explore majestic Gokyo Lake together with EBC thrill and Chola Pass adventure in one single Everest region trekking.

Trekkers follow the usual Everest Base Camp Trekking route for Everest Chola Pass Trek until the return voyage of Lobuche. Once trekkers reach the foothill of world’s tallest mountain Mt. Everest trekkers return back to Lobuche and take the different route of Dzongla for daunting Chola Pass crossing. If you want to have more information about the route up to this point please check out our Everest Base Camp trek 14 days or 16 days package. The crossing of Chola requires high attention and care. Heed the instructions of your trekking leader because most of the time trail is covered by snow. The falling stone or snow mass could hinder the normal walking pattern. If you step in the crevasses or ice frozen lake then it would be very hard for others to rescue. However, the trail is organized and if you are with the expert trekking guides of Green Society Adventure team there won’t be any problem. From the top of Chola the majestic sight of Mt. Choyou (8201 m) another eight thousands meter mountain is spectacular. Upon crossing this pass awaits the blue turquoise fairyland resembling Gokyo Lake. The tranquil hamlet on its shores and at foothill of Gokyo Ri (5357 m) the Gokyo Valley presents unique Sherpa environment. Savor splendid scenery of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Choyou, Makalu and many others from top of Gokyo Ri including sunrise or sunset view. The trip then follows Gokyo Lake Trek route to reach Lukla.

Book the Everest Chola Pass Trek and feel the mini mountaineering adventure in Nepal. This trekking package of Khumbu region let you experience the most of trekking route of Everest region in one single trip. Reliable and experienced trekking crew members and highly competitive price structure would definitely contrive to make your walking holiday in Nepal a mesmerizing memory. Green Society Adventure urges all aspiring trekkers to trek wisely and choose EBC Chola Pass Trek for complete experience of Khumbu.

Short itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in TIA Kathmandu (1320m/ 4329ft), Transfer to hotel.

Day 2: Flight to lukla (2800m/9184ft) and hike to Phakding 2-3 hours walk (2655m/ 8708ft).

Day 3: Trek to Namche bazar 5-6 hours (3440m/11284ft).

Day 4: Acclimatization day in Namche (3440m/11284ft).

 Day 5: trek to Tengboche (3790m12694ft),4 -5 hours.

Day 6: Trek to Dingboche 5 – 6 hours, (4410m/14464ft).

Day 7: Trek to Thukla ( dhukla) (4620m/15154ft), 3 hours.

Day 8: Trek to Lobuche 3 -4 hours, (4930m/16172ft)

Day 9: Trek to Gorekshep 2-3 hours, (5160m/16929ft) and hike to Everest base camp 4-5 hrs. (5364m/17593ft).

Day 10: Early hive to kalapatthar (view point) 2 hours, (5560m/18236ft) and trek to Dzonglha (4830m/15442ft), 5 hours.

Day 11: Hike up to Cho-la pass (5365m/ 17598ft) and trek down to Thangna (4700m/15416ft) 6-7 hours.

Day 12: Trek to Gokyo (4790m/15711ft), 4 hours.

Day 13: Early morning hike to Gokyo-ri (5357m/17570ft,) and trek back to Dole 6-7 hours, (4110m/13584ft).

Day 14: Trek to Namche 5 hours, (3340m).

Day 15: Trek to Lukla 4-5 hrs. (2800m/9184ft).

Day 16: Flight back to Kathmandu, free day.

Day 17: Final departure from Nepal.

Price Include

  • All Airport and hotel transfers as per itinerary in private vehicle
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu including temple/monument entry fees and private vehicle and experience tour guide.
  • Accommodations Deluxe hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing Basic.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Round trip flight (Kathmandu – Lukla– Kathmandu) including departure taxes
  • Full board meals: B, L, D and accommodation during the trek.
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag, trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paper work and National park permits and TIMS
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes

Price Exclude

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • All bar bills along the trek.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc
  • Tips for guides and porters.

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1320m/ 4329ft).

Soon after your flight lands at Tribhuvan International airport, you will be greeted with warm welcome by GSA representative after you being encountered with Display card s/he will be displaying on your arrival. You will be then transferred to the hotel in our private tourist vehicle.

Day 2: Flight to lukla (2800m/9184ft) and hike to Phakding 2-3 hours walk (2655m/ 8708ft).

Wake up early in the morning and be ready for the exciting adventure. Today our journey begins for adventurous flight above the range of beautiful green and White Mountains; we will reach Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla (2,800m/9,184ft) in 35 minutes, where we can meet ours additional crew members. We will have a three hours trek to Phakding. In route, we can see Rhododendron, Magnolia trees and pine forest. Passing through several small settlement with prayer wheels, flags Mani stones, tea houses and shop we will in Phakding. As per your interest you can take a side trip to a nearby monastery in additional activities. Overnight in teahouse (B, L, D)

Day 3: Trek to Namche bazar 5-6 hours (3440m/11284ft).

Soon after our breakfast, we start our trek to Namche bazzar. We go cross to the Dudh Koshi River several time with a scenic view of snow caped Mountains Kushum kangaroo (6369m), Thamsherku (6623m). The way then become fairly difficult & includes a perpendicular climb to Namche. Rest after Chautara to admire the beautiful view of Mt. Everest we again ascend to Namche Bazzar, the main trading center of Khumbu. Overnight in lodge. (B, L, D)

Day 4: Acclimatization day in Namche (3440m/11284ft).

Today we will visit around Namche Bazzar and hike higher to proper adaption with the high and new altitude. Namche is a prosperous village situated in a large protected hollow and the amazing scenic view of khumbu Himalayans. After having our breakfast we can hike to Everest view pint and beautiful village khumjung or visit sagarmatha national park headquarter visitor center, where you can get more information about khumbu region and Sherpa people. It’s also the perfect place for panoramic view of Mt Everest, Lotse, Nuptse , one of the beautiful mountain Amadablam and so on. There is plenty of place such as internet café, shopping center, bakeries, restaurant to spend your time. You can also even enjoy colorful market each Friday evening and Saturday. Overnight in lodge (B, L, D).

Day 5: trek to Tengboche (3790m12694ft),4 -5 hours.

Today we start our journey from Namche bazzar to Phorthe, enjoying aesthetic view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamsherku as well some others beautiful Mountain. Our trek follows more or less smooth wide trail with few ups and downs. Along the way, we can see wildlife Musk deer, a herd of Himalayan Thar and multicolored pheasants. The trail goes gradually down up to Kayangjuma, when we reach Sanasa we take the Lower one trail which lead all the way to Everest base camp The track then follows through the pine forests and after we cross the prayer flags festooned bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, we reach Phunki Thenga, a small settlement with a couple of teahouses and a small army post amidst the alpine woods. After having a relaxed lunch at Phunki Thenga, we gear up for a slightly tougher climb through the pine forests before we reach Tengboche. Tengboche is a great place for close up views of Mt Ama Dablam, Mt Nuptse, and Mt Everest, and it has the biggest Buddhist Monastery of the Khumbu region. We pay our visit to the monastery the same day at 3 pm to witness the ceremony in the principal and popular monastery of Everest region.. Overnight in teahouse. ( B, L, D)

Day 6: Trek to Dingboche 5 – 6 hours, (4410m/14464ft).

Trek to Dingboche will be more gradual but five hundred meters. Hike to Dingboche in the beginning down and flat inside a shadow of pine forest, where you can get a chance to see wild life like Musk deer, Himalayan Thar and multicolored pheasants as well green valley and white caped Mountain View from along the way is more pleasurable. We pass through several Chortens and Mani walls before arrive to beautiful town Pangboche. After a gradual climb we would better have lunch break at Somera, enjoying the view of the most beautiful mountain on earth, Ama Dablam. After Lunch, we spent most of the day walking close to the river with a reasonable ascent towards the end of the walk before arriving Dingboche. At this altitude 4410m the lack of oxygen in your breath is normality. On arrival at Dingboche, we will see beautiful arrangement of fields enclosed by stone walls to protect barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold winds and grazing animals. Overnight in local lodge. (B, L, D)

Day 7: Trek to Thukla ( dhukla) (4620m/15154ft), 3 hours.

Today we will start our trek to Thukla with spectacular Mountain view. The pathway ascends steeply out of Dingboche past a chorten and climbs the valley gradually to Dugla. We’ll take a glance of beautiful tiny flower carpeting the land. The path follow end of the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier, Soon after crossing the Khumbu khola bridge we will reach to today destination Thukla. After short rest we will have a lunch and hike higher to acclimatize our body. Overnight in Thukla yak lodge.

Day 8: Trek to Lobuche 3 -4 hours, (4930m/16172ft)

Soon after our breakfast, we start our hike to the next destination Lobuche. The first part of our trek steep climb up to Chukpo Lari (Memorial wall), a beautiful, yet heart touching place where there is a memorials in honor to the climbers who died during Everest and some other Mountain expedition. We will continue our trek through the more gradual and smooth trail all the way to Lobuche, a small place with few teahouse. This afternoon we will hike around to Khumbe Glacie, stay active with a great view of Nuptse and Pumori. Overnight in Lobuche, (B, L, D).

Day 9: Trek to Gorekshep 2-3 hours, (5160m/16929ft) and hike to Everest base camp 4-5 hrs. (5364m/17593ft).

Today is great day of our trek! Dream destination Everest base camp is going to be filled today. Actively we are weak up early in the morning and start hike for long glorious day. About 3 hours slow and steady walk over dry and rocky path we will be in Gorekshep, the last settlement of teahouse. After a lunch we continue our hike to Everest base camp which is an exhausting climb over rocky moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. Along the way to EBC we can see the aesthetic view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Mahalangur, Mt. Lingtern, Mt. Khumbutse, Mt. Nuptse etc. Take some photos of memorial days with background of great Khumbe ice fall and trek back to Gorekshey. Overnight in teahouse, ( B, L, D).

Day 10: Early hive to kalapatthar (view point) 2 hours, (5560m/18236ft) and trek to Dzonglha (4830m/15442ft), 5 hours.

Wake up early in the morning and hike to one of the most fabulous view point kalapather is another important day for the trekkers. A couple of hours breath taking ascends to kalapather give you an opportunity to see the perfect view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Pumori, Amadablam as well many other Mountains along the Khumbu valley. Catching the panoramic view in our Camera with and unforgettable memories in heart, we walk down to Gorekshep. After having a breakfast at Gorekshep we trek to Dzonghla. Overnight in teahouse, (B, L, D).

Day 11: Hike up to Cho-la pass (5365m/ 17598ft) and trek down to Thangna (4700m/15416ft) 6-7 hours.

After an early morning breakfast we start our trek to cho- la pass, which is one of the tough day of our trek. After a 4 hour slow and steady hike we will reach the top of cho-la pass, from where we can see the scenic view of Himalayas.   after catching a breath and take some photo on top,  we start our hike down to Dzonglha before starting a heave winds. Overnight in tea house , (B, L, D).

Day 12: Trek to Gokyo (4790m/15711ft), 4 hours.

Day 13: Early morning hike to Gokyo-ri (5357m/17570ft,) and trek back to Dole 6-7 hours, (4110m/13584ft).

Today we hike up to the Gokyo-ri early in the morning, which is an excellent view point in Everest region. The continuous and grueling ascent of Gokyo Ri will take two or more hours, from where we can see Aesthetic view of Himalayan include Mt. Everest (8848m), Cho Oyu (8153 m), Gyangchung Kang (7922m), Lhotse (8501m), Makalu (8475 m), Cholatse (6440m), Taweche (6542m), Kantega (6685m), Thamserku (6808m), Lobuche (6145m) and Mt. Everest (8848m). Hundreds of other unnamed peaks and the beautiful Gokyo Lakes below. After a breathtaking hike to gokyo-ri we will descend down to Dole. Overnight in teahouse, (B, L, D).

Day 14: Trek to Namche 5 hours, (3340m).

Today’s trek is mostly down hills. After a 6 hours trekking, we will reach to the beautiful trade town namcheBazzar. The trail descends to Phunki Thanga and the ascents to ridge Mongla dada. After an hour descent from Mongla we reach a junction where the steep path up from Sanasa meets our track. Winding through several bends we are almost near Namche. Upon coming to Namche army camp hill, we look back to see Lhotse, the tip of Everest and Tengboche for last time. After half an hour’s walk from here we reach Namche. Overnight in Lodge, (B, L, D).

Day 15: Trek to Lukla 4-5 hrs. (2800m/9184ft).

Today our last day of trek at lower altitude is more easy and enjoyable. Most of the track today is flat although we will have some descend and brief ascents too. Today, we enjoy the lush green scenery of rhododendron and pine forests, and in the distant background Kwangde peak. As we walk through the Sherpa villages, we notice impressive display of faith in Buddhism and cultural practices associated with it as prayer stones dot the landscape and prayer flags flap in the wind. We have to cross the 3 suspension bridge over Dhud Koshi River through the prayer flags strewn suspension bridges and also cross one of its tributary, Thado Koshi once. The final ascent of about 45 minutes from Chheplung takes us to Lukla, where we stretch our fatigued legs and recall the experiences of the last couple of weeks.This last evening in the mountains is the ideal opportunity to spend some relaxing moments with whole crew as the porters will not accompany with us to Kathmandu. Overnight at Lukla, include (B, L, D)

Day 16: Flight back to Kathmandu, free day.

After a long memorial journey in Mountain, today we flight back to Kathmandu. We can rest and relax at the hotel. In the afternoon you can spend your time for last minute shopping or explore sights you’ve missed. We end our Adventure with a farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight in Kathmandu, include (B, D)

Day 17: Final departure from Nepal.

Today the journey along the Nepalese Himalayas comes to an end. We will arrange airport transports that are leaving Nepal. There is nothing special to do but we can share our experience and organize our photos. Please keep contact us to learn about others exciting travel ideas. We will always be glad to help you with our service.

Note: This is our package determine but we can be more flexible according to your requirement

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