Chola Pass Trek

Chola Pass Trek

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Trip Highlights


Trip Route Kathmandu - Lukla - Phakding - Namche - Machhermo - Gokyo - Chola Pass - EBC - Phereche - Namche - Lukla -Kathamndu
Max Altitude 5445mtrs
Trip Duration 16 days
Trip Grade 4
Lodging Tea House Trek
Meals Brakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Transportation Air, Car, Jeep, Van
Communication Available
Group Size 1+ PAX
Best Season Sep-Nov to March and April
Per Day Walk 4-5hours
Room Included Included
Chola Pass Trek is another popular Everest circuit route in Khumbu region. Everest circuit trek follows the route via high pass of Cho La 5368meters into the Base Camp of Mt. Everest 5364mtrs. 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 at the foothills of the highest peak in the world, Mt. Everest 8848 meters. Chola pass trekking follows the highly recommended trekking route through the Dudh Koshi to its source the Gokyo Lake which is to the west of the Everest Base Camp, giving you the benefit to summit Gokyo Ri 5483m offering the best panoramic view of Cho Oyo 8201meters, Mt.Everest 8848 meters, Makalu 8475 meters and other peaks in this region.
Chola Pass Trek is combination trek to visit gokyo lake valley to gokyo ri climb then crosing through chola pass 5368mtrs then trek to Everest Base camp valley to hike Kalapttar 5550m and day hike to Everest Base Camp, after a such great view and hike chola pass trek is descending to pheriche, Namche to Lukla then fly back to Kathmandu.

Trip Outline

Day 00: Arrival in Nepal Airport 1350mtrs.

Day 00: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour 1350mtrs.

Day 01: Kathmandu to Lukla flight 35M. to Phakding 2652mtrs/ 3 -4 hours walk.

Day 02: Phakding to Namche Bazaar 3440mtrs/ 5-6 hours.

Day 03: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar 3440mtrs.

Day 04: Namche Bazaar to Dole 4110mtrs/ 5-6 hours.

Day 05: Dole to Machhermo 4470mtrs/ 4-5hours.

Day 06: Machhermo to Gokyo 4790mtrs/ 3-4hours.

Day 07: Hike to Gokyo-Ri 5445mtrs and over nigh at Gokyo.

Day 08: Gokyo to Drangnag 4700mtrs/ 2-3hours.

Day 09: Dragnag - Chola Pass 5368mtrs to Dzonglha 4830mtrs/ 6-7 hours.

Day 10: Dzonglha to Lobuche 4910mtrs/ 2-3 hours.

Day 11: Lobuche to Gorak Shape 5140mtrs/ 3-4hours.

Day 12: Gorak Shape to Pheriche 4240mtrs/ 5-6 hours.

Day 13: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar 3440mtrs/ 4-5 hours.

Day 14: Namche to Lukla 2800mtrs/ 5-6 hour.

Day 15: Lukla to Kathmandu 1350mtrs/ 35 minutes by flight.

Service includes

  • International airport pick up and drop service 
  • 2 Nights Hotels in Kathmandu.
  • Full day Kathmandu valley sightseeing with tour guide and private car.
  • Sightseeing entrance fees.
  • 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.

Trip Itinerary

Detail Itinerary

Day 00: Arrival in Nepal Airport 1350mtrs.
Well come 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.

Day 00: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour 1350mtrs.
Half or Full day world Heritage sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley with expert tour guide or relax and enjoy your day, as you wish.

Day 01: Kathmandu to Lukla flight 35M. to Phakding 2652mtrs/ 3 -4 hours walk.
We fly to Lukla 2800mtrs after 30 minutes and we prepare our luggage to make easy for helper to carry and start to walk through Khumbu flat and trek for about three to four hours to Phakding over night at lodge.

Day 02: Phakding to Namche Bazaar 3440mtrs/ 5-6 hours.
After breakfast we start to walk and continue uphill along the bank of the Dudh Kosi, crossing this majestic river an exciting suspension bridges laden with pray 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 gate way to the Khumbu region.

Day 03: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar 3440mtrs.
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 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.

Day 04: Namche Bazaar to Dole 4110mtrs/ 5-6 hours.
After 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 Monastry as well as other peaks. Then our trek ascents the left side from Sanasa to Mongla Dnada and continues down to Phortse Thanga. After having lunch further a few hours walk ascending will reach at small place with a few tea houses and enjoy your night at Dole.

Day 05: Dole to Machhermo 4470mtrs/ 4-5hours.
After having breakfast we climb to the scenic ridge above the Dole and the trek continues to climb to Lhabarma 4330 mtrs 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.

Day 06: Machhermo to Gokyo 4790mtrs/ 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 walk we will reach Gokyo village on the edge of third lake. Here the backdrop of Cho-Oyu Mountains sets an amazing spectacular sight at this junction and over night at lodge.

Day 07: Hike to Gokyo-Ri 5445mtrs and over nigh at Gokyo.
Hike 90 degree angle to Gokyo-Ri 5545mtrs early in the morning for the awesome sunrise view including Mt.Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Nuptse, Pumari, 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.

Day 08: Gokyo to Drangnag 4700mtrs/ 2-3hours.
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 5368mtrs.

Day 09: Dragnag - Chola Pass 5368mtrs to Dzonglha 4830mtrs/ 6-7 hours.
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 heigh. 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 hill to the pass, after the pass all the way down to the camp.

Day 10: Dzonglha to Lobuche 4910mtrs/ 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 lodge.

Day 11: Lobuche to Gorak Shape 5140mtrs/ 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 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.

Day 12: Gorak Shape to Pheriche 4240mtrs/ 5-6 hours.
Early in the morning hike to Kala Pathar 5550mtrs for best sunrise view of the Mt. Everest 8848mtrs as well as many others like Nuptse, Pumari and Ama Dablam along with the entire mountain view of Khumbu Himalayas range. After 2 hours walking we reach the highest view point with fresh morning air from Mt. Everest. Enjoying some hours on the top of Kala Pathar taking a nice photo with Mount Everest then back to Gorak Shep, have breakfast and trek down to Pheriche over night at lodge.

Day 13: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar 3440mtrs/ 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 over night at lodge.

Day 14: Namche to Lukla 2800mtrs/ 5-6 hour.
The trek all the way down to Dudh Kosi crossing the suspension bridge and passing through impressive faith places of Budhist 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 over night at Lukla.

Day 15: Lukla to Kathmandu 1350mtrs/ 35 minutes by flight.
Fly back to Kathmandu in the morning and take time to rest and buy some things for your family or friends from Himalayas Nepal. Over night at you own hotel.

Day 16: Kathmandu to fly back to Home.
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 nest destination."Have a Nice Flight" See you again.

Package Services

i, Full Package Trip 

Service includes
  • International Airport Pick Up and Drop Service 
  • 2 Nights Hotels in Kathmandu.
  • Full day Kathmandu valley sightseeing with tour guide and private car.
  • Sightseeing entrance fees.
  • 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 fooding)
  • Equipment; Down Jacket, Sleeping Bags, Rain Coat (after trek return).
  • Legal Documents (National park permit and TIMS card).
  • Some Dry Fruits.
  • Farewell Dinner.

Service does not include
  • 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.

ii, Half Package Trip

Service includes
  • International Airport Pick Up and Drop Service 
  • 2 Nights Hotels in Kathmandu.
  • Full day Kathmandu valley sightseeing with tour guide and private car.
  • Sightseeing entrance fees.
  • Hotel to Airport by taxi.
  • Kathmandu to Lukla by Flight.
  • Lukla back to Kathmandu by flight.
  • Both ways Airport Tax.
  • 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 fooding)
  • Equipment; Down Jacket, Sleeping Bags, Rain Coat (after trek return).
  • Legal Documents (National park permit and TIMS card).
  • Some Dry Fruits.
  • Farewell Dinner.

Service does not include
  • 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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Reviews

Chola Pass Trek reviews

Supattra Somchit,
Everest base camp and Cho la pass
It’s my second trekking in Nepal. I am very impressive. This company (Himalaya Guide Nepal Pvt. Ltd) had excellent at arranging my trip that suitable for me. Even in high season of trekking, I always had hotel and received all good services. My guide; Ramesh is very kind and very good taking care of me (my second time with him), my porter; Kesash is very kind and helpful also.


Boyr Noboru 3people
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 are not hesited recommended you all anytime as your holiday in Himalayas. During the trip we found company management team and trekking field crew was amazing and very helpful, so trek with HGN for your best and unforgettable trip in life time thanks.

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