Everest Base Camp Chola Pass Trek

Trip Description

Everest Base Camp Chola Pass Trek is one of the unique, a longest, and the combined trekking packages in the Everest region is the Everest base camp by the way of Chola pass. This trip is dubbed to be Everest circuit  trekking as well. The trail leads you through the home of legendary Sherpa indigenous community on the foothill of the Mt. Everest (8,848 m), the world´s highest peaks. This is one of the most adventures trekking, as because, you will first pass the Chola Pass 5,330 m. and takes you to the Everest base camp, the lap of the highest peaks, Mt. Everest. 
This trip obviously gives you ample of opportunity to capture the scenic view of range of mountains over 8,000 meter height such as Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Cho Oyo (8,201 m), Mt. Makalu (8,463 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,501 m). This trip also gives a wonderful vistas of glaciers, snow filled passes, incredible landscapes, sloppy hills and so on. Moreover, you will have an opportunity to explore the rich culture of legendry Sherpa ethnic groups residing alongside of the trial, the Buddhist monastery, stupas, their lifestyles and many more. 
The trail leads you to holy Gokyo Lake over the Cho La pass (5,330 m) making a circuit to Tawache (6,367 m) and Choaste (6,440 m). You will also have an opportunity to have a short summit to Gokyo Ri 5,360 m, from where you will be able to observe the world famous aforementioned peaks namely Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201 m) Mt. Makalu (8,463 m) above Gokyo.

Everest Base Camp Chola Pass Trek trip begins with a short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and goes through legendary Sherpa village of Namche Bazaar and following the Dudh Koshi, the source of Gokyo Lake and then trail takes you all the way to Gokyo, Chola Pass, Kalapathar and finally leads you to Everest base camp. After making and excursion all around, the trail takes you down to Tengboche monastery and then through Khumjung village, Namche Bazar, you will finally get back to Lukla, subsequently to Kathmandu.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, upon arrival at airport you would be received by our representative and then transfer to hotel in Private or tourist vehicle.

Day 02: Whole day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu Valley with English/other language speaking guides, to places like Pashupatinath Temple, Boudha stupa, Kathmandu durbar square with museum visit, Swayambhu temple(monkey temple).

Day 03: 40 minutes morning flight to Lukla airport. After breakfast in Lukla (2840m) we will start our trek towards Phakding (2610m) which will take about 4 hours through Forests of Rhododendrons, oak, fir and bamboo with the handy view of Nupla (5885m), in the opposite side on the descending trail until Dhudkosi River then steep climb up to Phakding.

Day 04: Trek to Namche bazaar situated at 3440 meters above sea level, is the main commercial town of whole Khumbu region. The duration of this trek is 4 5 hours. After first hour of hiking to cross the Dhud Koshi River, you can see Mt. Thamserku (6608m), you cross streams and rivers on steel suspension bridge on several places. The trail mostly ascends passing binger, Chumao and Monjo entering Sagarmatha National Park.

Day 05: Acclimatization day in Namche bazaar. Morning visit to Syangboche for view of Everest, Ama dabalm, Lhotse and many other mountains, Syangboche have small airstrip and luxurious Everest view Hotel. One can experience culture and traditions of Sherpa´s in Namche bazaar which is the old trade junction of this region.

Day 06: Trek starts from Namche towards Tengboche at the altitude of 3860m. This trek consumes 5 6 hours. It includes gentle ridge walking off the town and descent to the Dhudh Koshi River at Phunkithanka, after crossing the bridge here the trail steeply ascends up to the Tengboche. Tengbohe have largest Monastery of Khumbu region.

Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4410m) which takes around 5 6 hours. Descending from the Tengboche Monastery the trail follows through the Rhododendron forest with sloppy steps to Deboche. Further ahead crossing Imja Khola Bridge and trail goes gradual climb up to next Sherpa village Pangboche at 3930m. This village has Oldest Monastery of the Khumbu region. Lunch at Somare and you will be at Dingboche Village before dark for the overnight camp.

Day 08: Acclimatization day around Dingboche, morning hike to Chukung valley and excursion to Chukung Ri(5445m) for outstanding View of massif Makalu, Everest and their surrounding landscapes. After lunch in Chukung back to Dingboche for overnight stay. It takes around 7 hours round trip.

Day 09: Trek to lobuche (4930m) which takes 4 hours while walking in normal pace. The trail is mild uphill to Pheriche village. This section of trek offers the panoramic views of the Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam, Pokalde (5741m), Kongma tse (5820m) and the great wall of Nuptse will make you refreshed. We stat our trek from huge barrier of mountains, it ascends until you reach Dugla pass. And the trail drops to moraine of Khumbu glacier and continue towards Lobuche

Day 10: After having breakfast in Lobuche, we will recommence our trek towards Gorakshep(5160m) which takes 2 3 hours. After having lunch in Gorakhshep, we will hike to Everest base camp (5340m) that takes 3 hours for round trip and back to Gorakshep for night stay. You get opportunity to see the spectacular Khumbu icefall, Khumbu Glacier and blue ice of Everest.

Day 11: Early morning 3 hours hike to Kalapatthar (5545m) for dazzling view of sunrise over the Mighty Himalayas including legendary Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama dabalam, Makalu and many more. Back to Gorakshep and after having breakfast trek to Dzongla (4830m) which takes about 4 5 hours.

Day 12: Trek to Thangnak (4661m), traversing through Chola pass(5350m) which takes about 6 7 hours. The trail is steep ascent until reaching Chola pass with colorful prayers flags and almost vertical downhill until we follow the path alongside the stream through the yak pastures and rocky grass lands.

Day 13: Trek from Thangnak (4661m) to Gokyo(4725m) it takes about 3 4 hours. We start trek leaving Thangnak ascending up to glacier and walk along it for few moments and then cross the glacier. During trek we see high altitude cultures and glorious landscapes of the Himalayas.

Day 14: Early morning excursion to Gokyo ri(5334m), after reaching the summit of Gokyo Ri following one and half hour hike one can witness the sunrise view over the high mountains turning them dramatically golden red. The view of most of the Himalayas of eastern Nepal and Tibet can be seen like Everest(8848m),Lhotse(8501),Cho oyu(8153m),Makalu(8461m),Nuptse(7879m),Lobuche peak(6143m), Kangchung(6103m). Back to Gokyo, after having breakfast explore around fifth (Gokyo) lake and Cho oyu base camp then back to Gokyo for overnight stay.

Day 15: Trek to Dole (4040m) which takes about 5 6 hours to accomplish and overnight stay at Dole. We ascend from Gokyo Lake passing the small settlements of lonponga, pangka, machermo and finally Dole at late afternoon. The trail passes through the deserted rocky landscapes along the glacier, yak grazing pastures of high valleys with small picturesque Sherpa villages revealing their cultures.

Day 16: Trek to Namche bazaar (3440m), it takes 5 6 hours. We ascend from Dole via syangboche towards Sherpa town of Namche. During the trek we get to see mountains, streams, grasslands, birds, and if luck rare animals like musk deer, snow leopard etc.

Day 17: Trek down to Lukla(2840m) via Phakding which takes about 6 7 hours, normally most of the trekkers stay for night around Phakding but it is possible and not that difficult to ascend direct to Lukla. We mostly walk beneath the high cliffs over the Forests of Rhododendron, firs, bamboo etc passing through several streams, suspension bridge, waterfalls, and settlements of Sherpa´s.

Day 18: Fly back to Kathmandu, pick up from domestic airport and transfer to Hotel of your choice. Afternoon free for rest, shopping, exploring or any personal activities.

Day 19: Reserve day (Incase flight cancelled due to Bad weather) if so sightseeing around KTM.

Day 20: Transfer to airport, departure to your country / destination or go for other programs in Nepal.

Please Note:

If the above schedule does not meet your need and interest, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.

Trip is possible to conduct in any time if the group size has two or more pax.

Cost Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up / drop & transfer by private car / van/ Haice. (Depend on group size).
  • Three night´s accommodation in kathmandu twin sharing bed and breakfast basis.
  • Kathmandu city tours, tour guide and private car / van
  • Meals breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea & coffee during the trek (You may choose in Menu)
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
  • One highly experienced helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and insurance.
  • Round trip flight for Kathmandu/ Lukla / Kathmandu.
  • Domestic departure tax for round trip.
  • First aid medical kit
  • Sagarmatha National Park Permits fee
  • TIMS card Fee- Trekkers´ Information Management System
  • All program according to itineraries on full board.
  • Government taxes & office service charge.
  • Rescue service arrangement in emergency case (but clients need to pay from their rescue covered Travel insurance)

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you can obtain a visa easily up on your arrival in Nepal´s airport Kathmandu)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • International Airfare and airport taxs.
  • Sightseeing entry fee.
  • Any kind of Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks (cold drinks coke/ fanta/ can juice and mineral water) (Hot drinks boiled drinking water and Hot shower)
  • Dessert chocolates personal shopping, laundry, phone call internet camera battery charging.
  • Personal trekking equipment Travel /Medical insurance and helicopter rescue, personal expenses.
  • Tips and gratitude (The Tipping is appreciated, but not mandatory)
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on price including section